US Navy’s Sally Ride completes builder’s trials

first_img R/V Sally Ride, U.S. Navy’s Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel (AGOR), completed builder’s trials, February 21, off the coast of Anacortes, Washington.Builder’s Trials for Sally Ride tested various shipboard systems and ensured readiness prior to conducting Acceptance Trials with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.The propulsion system, mission-over-the-side handling equipment, anchor handling system, and work/rescue boat launch system were among the systems successfully demonstrated.Mike Kosar, program manager for Support Ships, Boats, and Craft, said: “R/V Sally Ride performed remarkably well during Builder’s Trials these past few weeks. Our entire Navy and shipbuilder team have done an outstanding job in preparing the vessel for upcoming acceptance trials.”Based on a single-hull commercial design, R/V Sally Ride is approximately 238 feet (72,5 meters) long and incorporates new information technology tools both for monitoring shipboard systems and for communicating with the world.Oceanographic Research Vessels provide scientists with the tools and capabilities to support ongoing research, including in the Atlantic, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions across a wide variety of missions.Upon delivery, the ship will be operated by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography under a charter party agreement with Office of Naval Research. The vessel has accommodations for 24 scientists and will operate with a crew of 20.This is the second ship of its class built by Dakota Creek Industries. The shipbuilder also constructed R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), which delivered to the Navy in September 2015. View post tag: Oceanographic Authorities View post tag: R/V Sally Ride Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy research vessel Sally Ride completes builder’s trials US Navy research vessel Sally Ride completes builder’s trials View post tag: US Navy February 26, 2016last_img read more

Tesco recalls biscuits over peanut content

first_imgTesco has recalled all of its Mini Monkey Milk Chocolate Biscuits due to the presence of a peanut protein not mentioned on the label. The retailer issued a product recall after it identified that the product posed a possible health risk to anyone with a peanut allergy.In the allergy alert issued, Tesco said: “Please return the affected products to store where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required. Tesco apologises to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”No other Tesco products are known to be affected.The move follows a product recall by the Food Standards Agency after it found traces of undeclared almonds in a range of fajita kits – thought to have been caused by paprika.last_img

The Circ revived again, but not really

first_imgThe Circumferential Highway experienced a small victory recently when it came to light that the Federal Highway Administration had issued an ROD or Record of Decision, giving the good-to-go on the current design and location of the proposed highway. This thumbs-up to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, however, is far from a green light on the actual construction of the highway, which still faces an “end of road, turn back” sign from the Environmental Protection Agency.The giant undertaking of connecting Interstate-89 in Williston with 117 and 289 in Essex has been riddled with problems since planning began in the early 1980s and the original layout for the road was declared dead by Governor Shumlin at a press conference in May of this year. The new proposal, known as Alternative 17 or what was previously referred to as the Circumferential A/B Boulevard, is not expected to be any less divisive.Sue Minter, the Deputy Secretary Agency of Transportation, told Vermont Business Magazine that the Circumferential A/B Boulevard is still ‘a long way off’ and that there are ‘many permitting battles ahead.’A letter to Governor Shumlin and Colonel Philip T Feir of the US Army Corps of Engineers in May from H Curtis Spalding, the regional administrator of the EPA, stated the EPA’s position quite clearly on the A/B Boulevard. Spalding wrote, ‘The Circ A/B alternatives, including VTrans’ preferred (Alternative 17) do not satisfy the Clean Water Act 404(b)(1) guidelines and that the Corps should deny VTrans’ permit application. Ending this project would enable all of us to turn our collective energies toward developing an environmentally sound solution to the regional transportation needs of Chittenden County, an objective my Agency is ready to help address.’The letter went on to state numerous problems with the proposed alternative including ‘increased phosphorus loadings to Lake Champlain… the loss or alteration of an entire network of headwaters streams that is an essential source of clean cold water for Allen Brook,’ which already has been designated an ‘impaired water,’ and ‘likely violations of water quality criteria in affected streams during construction.’According to the letter, dated May 9, at least one more permit battle has been guaranteed. It concluded, ‘â ¦if the Corps notifies the EPA of its intent to issue a permit for Alternative 17/Circ A/B based upon the existing record, I intend to initiate the 404(c) process under the Clean Water Act. In light of the significant ecological damage that Alternative 17/Circ A/B would cause, I encourage the state to reconsider its support for the alternative, and I renew the recommendation I have made previously to the Corps that it deny the permit application.’Minter said that the Shumlin administration wants to move forward, but without getting swamped down in legal battles. She said that this less contentious path is being sought out in numerous ways including meetings with the Metropolitan Planning Organization and bringing together the ‘Circ’ communities (Essex town, Williston, Colchester) to better examine integral parts of the plan such as the reduction of traffic and mitigation in key areas, environmental impact, etc.Although contingent on legal proceedings, the A/B Boulevard is planned to be constructed in two parts: Part ‘A’ will consist of a route connecting I-89 to Mountain View Road in Williston; and part ‘B’ will connect Mountain View Road to VT-289, going over the Winooski River into Essex. The road will consist of at-grade, signaled crossing at US 2 and Mountain View Road, two lanes in each direction (four total), and a 16-foot median separating them.Many Williston resident have expressed concern that the approved plan, particularly part A, will bring about more congestion and traffic problems in the future, one of the problems that the highway is supposed to alleviate. It has also been suggested that the B Boulevard should be built first, rather than A to more quickly reduce traffic at the five corners intersection in Essex Junction.Some believe that the construction schedule has been arranged accordingly to give priority to IBM, which is located off Redmond Road at Mountain View Road in Williston, in gaining more control of their transportation needs. The Chittenden Solid Waste District or CSWD, also located off of Redmond Road, would also be significantly impacted by the installation. The extent of this impact, under the current plan, hasn’t been fully determined.When the construction of either part of Alternative 17 is set to begin, if ever, is still up in the air. Minter concluded of the plan, ‘We know it’s going to be disputed.’Neel Tandan, Vermont Business Magazine. Circ won’t be built, alternatives sought and needed | Vermont…May 31, 2011 … Governor Peter Shumlin in May announced that the Circumferential Highway ‘is not dead.’ He then essentially threw a load of dirt on its … RELATED:center_img Circ highway plan clears major environmental hurdle | Vermont …Jul 7, 2010 … As a result of these discussions, the original Circ alternative that called for construction of a limited access highway with a 50 mph speed …last_img read more

In a Year of Protest Cries, Now It’s ‘Count Every Vote!’ and ‘Stop the Steal!’

first_img– Advertisement – Dozens of flag-waving Trump supporters looked on, and trucks with Trump flags circled the block, some gunning their engines and honking their horns.Mr. Grenell refused to answer questions, telling reporters, “Listen, you are here to take in information.” As reporters shouted questions, the speakers got into a van and drove away.Simon Romero reported from Phoenix, Shaila Dewan from New York and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio from Detroit. Contributing reporting were Dave Philipps from Las Vegas, Jannat Batra from Atlanta, Neil MacFarquhar and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs from New York, and Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Pranshu Verma from Washington.- Advertisement – Broadcasting on a hastily announced livestream, the former Nevada attorney general, Adam Laxalt, said Republicans had filed a lawsuit after discovering evidence of dead people and out-of-state voters illegally casting ballots in Nevada — but he did not provide any specifics to support those claims.“We’re asking the judge to, due to all of these irregularities, to stop the counting of improper votes,” he said.Mr. Laxalt was joined by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Ric Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence.- Advertisement –center_img On Wednesday, dozens of marchers had gathered at Washington’s Union Station with signs saying “the people have spoken” and “you will not silence us.” The protest included calls for justice on broader issues including race, immigration and climate change.Republican leaders appeared at some protests reviving oft-used claims of irregularities that have in the past been debunked or shown to be greatly exaggerated. Outside a nondescript warehouse in North Las Vegas where most of the uncounted votes in Clark County remain, they erected a podium in the street.- Advertisement –last_img read more

How bad is Clayton Kershaw’s back injury?

first_imgThe unexpected happened when Kershaw went to the DL with his disc injury last season. The Dodgers went 38-24 without him, gaining 13 games in the standings – from eight games behind the San Francisco Giants to five games clear of the division.This time, the Dodgers are “way better” positioned to absorb Kershaw’s loss, closer Kenley Jansen said. Going into Monday’s games, the Dodgers led the National League West by 10½ games and had the best record in baseball (68-31) by 2½ games over the Houston Astros.“I think it definitely kind of helps,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said of last year’s ace-less experience. “Obviously no one’s going to replace him taking the ball every fifth day.“It’s different circumstances. Last year I think we were down 10 games. This year we’re up 10. I think knowing the way we responded and the way we played last year in his absence makes it a little easier pill to swallow. But you never want to not have him take the ball every fifth day. We’ve talked about it all year long – the depth the front office has created and how guys tend to step right up and fill in roles. That’s what we expect to do.”Nonetheless, when he saw Kershaw come out of Sunday’s game with a back injury, Jansen had the same reaction as most Dodgers fans.“Any time when something happens to Kersh, you’re going to feel sick in your stomach,” Jansen said. “That’s how I feel. I guarantee you all the people feel the same. You don’t want anything to happen to him.“The best way for us to pick him up is to keep playing the way we’re playing now and that is as the best team in the major leagues,” Jansen said.Some would say there’s a better way – go out and acquire a front-of-the-rotation starter like Yu Darvish or Sonny Gray before next Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Even before Kershaw’s injury, the Dodgers have been linked prominently with Darvish, the Texas Rangers right-hander who might or might not be available — depending on how much you’re willing to pay for a player who can become a free agent this winter and whether the Rangers consider themselves in the wild-card race.“It’s not my job to do that,” Jansen said when asked if he would advise the front office to make that move. Then, he pulled the trigger on a deal.“Why not? I would say – why not? … Everybody wants luxury in their life. Everybody wants to drive one day a Ferrari – so why not if you can get a guy like Yu Darvish? But it’s not our decision. We know we have a great team. We believe this team can do the job and win a World Series.”Immediately after losing Kershaw to the herniated disc last season, the Dodgers acquired Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves. A month after that, they sent three pitching prospects to the Oakland A’s in a deal for Rich Hill (and outfielder Josh Reddick). Speculating on what the front office might do in response to Kershaw’s injury this year is “a waste of time,” Turner said.“That’s not our job. Our job is to show up and win games every night,” Turner said. “They’re probably trying to figure out what’s the best thing to do for the team and whatever that is we’ll continue to try to play good baseball and make a run into the postseason.“That’s the beauty of baseball and I say this over and over again. It doesn’t matter what it says on paper, who you have or don’t have. You still have to go out there and win games. There’s no recipe on how to do this. If you look at the history of the game, sometimes the team with all the best players wins, sometimes they don’t. That doesn’t matter. It’s about showing up and finding a way to win a game every single night.”AlsoAlong with Kershaw, the Dodgers placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the DL due to the blister issues he is having on his pitching hand. Outfielder Trayce Thompson was also sent back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. In their places, the Dodgers added left-handers Hyun-Jin Ryu (off the DL) and Edward Paredes and right-hander Josh Ravin (from the OKC Dodgers). The Dodgers are “reluctant” to put a timetable on when Kershaw might return but Roberts confidently said “we do know Clayton will be back.”Roberts’ confidence is based on the results of Monday’s examination of Kershaw’s back. The pain that forced him out of the game after two innings Sunday is being classified as a lower back strain – a muscular injury that “wasn’t a disc issue,” Roberts said. Last summer, Kershaw spent 75 days on the DL with a herniated disc in his back. This time, the prognosis is “much better,” according to Roberts who acknowledged a re-occurrence of the disc injury “was our biggest concern.”“Actually that was still where it needed to be and was continuing to heal,” Roberts said.Roberts tacitly endorsed estimates of a four- to six-week recovery time for Kershaw – a timetable that would put Kershaw back on the mound in September — but said the Dodgers are “reluctant” to put any specific timetable on it. The medical staff, back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins (who examined Kershaw this year and last), front office representatives, Roberts and Kershaw were expected to meet Monday “as a group” to form “a plan of attack” for Kershaw’s recovery, Roberts said.“With Clayton, medicine and his desire, anything can happen,” Roberts said. LOS ANGELES >> There were clouds hanging over Dodger Stadium Monday. It might take 4-6 weeks for them to clear.“If you look at our club and what’s in place – we’re going to keep winning baseball games,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after learning that he would be without his ace – again – for an undetermined length of time. “We’ve been here before. We’re definitely better with Clayton (Kershaw). But we’re going to keep winning baseball games and keep this ship going for his return.”• Bellinger powers Dodgers to victory• Photos: Dodgers celebrate comeback over Twinscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Champions League live stream: How to watch 2020 UEFA soccer games online in USA

first_imgMORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTVCBS All Access is not the only live streaming service that will show Champions League games as the 2019-20 season reboots, but it’s the only one that will carry all 11 matches from the Round of 16 second leg through the Final on Aug. 23.Along with the new TV/live stream options for Champions League games in the U.S. is a condensed schedule of competition, as the quarterfinals and semifinals will now play out as single-leg fixtures at a neutral site rather than the typical home-and-home aggregate format for those rounds.Below are all of the details.Champions League live stream: How to watch games in the USAThere are four good (and by good we mean legal) ways to live stream Champions League games in the U.S., though only one option includes all 11 matches set to be played from the Round of 16 second leg through the Champions League Final in Lisbon.Streaming serviceChampions League accessCostFree trial?CBS All AccessAll games$5.99 per monthYesfuboTVSelect games$59.99 per monthYesYouTubeTVSelect games$64.99 per monthYesHuluSelect games$59.99 per monthYesCBS was supposed to take over the exclusive English language rights for Champions League matches starting in 2021, but it did so ahead of schedule after Turner Sports prematurely ended its deal in June. So CBS is now the home for Champions League action in the United States, but it will not show any of the 11 remaining matches this season on its over-air cable network.All Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network’s online streaming service. A select few, including the Champions League Final, will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network, which is available on live TV streaming services fuboTV, YouTubeTV and Hulu.That select few, though, only includes a pair of Round of 16 second leg matches (Manchester City vs. Real Madrid and Barcelona vs. Napoli) and the Champions League Final. So those are the only three Champions League matches scheduled to be shown on fuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu.All 11 matches, however, will be shown on CBS All Access, which makes it the easy choice for a live streamer who is signing up only to watch Champions League games.CBS All Access starts at $5.99 a month, but it is offering a one-month free trial promotion for new subscribers through mid-August. Users can cancel subscriptions at any time.Below are the devices on which CBS All Access can be streamed:AndroidiPhoneiPadApple TVGoogle ChromecastAmazon FireTVLGPlayStation 4Xbox OneRokuSamsungVisioXfinityWhat is CBS All Access?CBS All Access is so much cheaper than the other live TV streaming options listed above because it includes only programming from CBS and its affiliates rather than a wide range of TV channels. It is basically the network’s hub for all-things CBS.The majority of CBS All Access content is on-demand programming. The library includes all of CBS’ original TV series, as well as those from BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Smithsonian channel, all CBS properties.The Champions League games will fall under CBS All Access’ live programming, which includes your local CBS cable station, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live.Champions League schedule 2020The coronavirus shut down live sports on the same day (March 11) that Paris Saint-Germain beat Dortmund and Atlético Madrid topped Liverpool to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. That left four Round of 16 games left on the schedule. The Champions League recently determined all four remaining Round of 16 matches could play out at their originally scheduled locations before the tournament heads to Lisbon, Portugal, the neutral site for all semifinal and quarterfinal matches as well as the Final.”It’s a phenomenal format for us in the U.S. to do it this way,” ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise told The Associated Press. “A single elimination tournament is something these audiences fully understand. Obviously, there are big soccer fans but March Madness having been effectively canceled, I think people are hungry for things like this.”All Champions League matches are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. Below is the complete Champions League schedule from what’s left of the Round of 16 through the Final at the end of the month.Friday, Aug. 7Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamJuventus vs. Lyon (1st leg: 0-1)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessManchester City vs. Real Madrid (1st leg: 2-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVSaturday, Aug. 8Round of 16 second legMatchTimeTV channelLive streamBayern vs. Chelsea (1st leg: 3-0)3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessBarcelona vs. Napoli (1st leg: 1-1)3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTVWednesday, Aug. 12Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta vs. Paris3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessThursday., Aug. 13Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamLeipzig vs. Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessFriday, Aug. 14Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona vs. Bayern3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSaturday, Aug. 15Quarterfinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamMan. City vs. Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessTuesday, Aug. 18Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamAtalanta/Paris vs. Leipzig/Atlético3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessWednesday, Aug. 19Semifinals (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamBarcelona/Bayern vs. Man. City/Lyon3 p.m. ETN/ACBS All AccessSunday, Aug. 23Champions League Final (Lisbon, Portugal)MatchTimeTV channelLive streamTBD vs. TBD3 p.m. ETCBS Sports NetworkCBS All Access/fuboTV Those who wish to live stream UEFA Champions League games in the United States this month as the tournament restarts are in business if they already subscribe to CBS All Access.While Champions League competition was on a five month-plus hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS took over as the English language UEFA rights holder in the U.S. after Turner Sports backed out of its deal. So now the live stream options for Champions League games in the U.S. are completely different than they were before the tournament was suspended in March.last_img read more