May 10, 2021

USS San Diego Heads for NASA URT

first_img View post tag: Navy USS San Diego Heads for NASA URT View post tag: Naval View post tag: San The URT, led by Expeditionary Strike Group 3, is the second of two tests the Navy and NASA will conduct prior to the Exploration Flight Test that will occur late 2014. This test will be the first at-sea recovery of the crew module. During the URT, a test model of the crew module, its forward bay cover, and associated parachutes will be deployed from San Diego (LPD 22) and recovered to finalize techniques and procedures.The first test, the Stationary Recovery Test, occurred at Naval Station Norfolk in Aug., 2013 aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24). “While this is an extremely complex mission, it’s also an exciting one, seeing the crew of San Diego work with NASA and other government partners on the future of America’s Space Program,” said Capt. John Menoni, San Diego’s commanding officer.During the test, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 will provide air support for observation and documentation. San Diego (LPD 22) Sailors will conduct small boat operations in support of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three divers. Fleet Weather Center San Diego will be aboard to monitor and report sea and weather conditions during the test. Lastly, Sailors from USS San Diego and USS Anchorage (LPD 23) will support the well-deck operations and recovery of the forward bay cover and parachutes.USS San Diego is homeported at Naval Base San Diego and conducts operations within Third Fleet’s 50 million square-mile area of responsibility. U.S. Third Fleet leads naval forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the international date line and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy.[mappress]Press Release, February 19, 2014, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Share this article View post tag: Diego View post tag: NASA View post tag: USScenter_img USS SAN DIEGO (LPD-22)Amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) departed Naval Base San Diego, Feb. 18, for an Underway Recovery Test (URT), a multi-agency mission in support of NASA’s Orion program. View post tag: heads View post tag: News by topic February 19, 2014 View post tag: URT Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS San Diego Heads for NASA URT last_img read more

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USI Discontinues New Harmony Theatre After 32 Years

first_imgThe New Harmony Theatre has been a program of the University of Southern Indiana for 32 years. From the beginning, the University wanted to provide professional, equity theatre at an affordable rate to diverse audiences in the region.However, dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving to New Harmony Theatre have meant that USI has been funding far more than the program has been able to generate in revenue. Despite several years of efforts to turn this around, these attempts have been unsuccessful. Therefore, USI finds it necessary to discontinue the New Harmony Theatre program. There will not be a summer 2020 season.This does not impact USI Theatre which, beginning in the spring of 2015, began calling the beautiful, USI Performance Center on campus their home. The community is encouraged to support our talented students and faculty of USI Theatre and their upcoming performances. For information about USI Theatre and the 2020 season visit or contact the box office at 812-465-1635.This was not an easy decision for the University. USI continues our longstanding and strong connection with Historic New Harmony. New Harmony is a unique educational laboratory where students and teachers, tourists and scholars, leaders and seekers, can come together to experience, explore and create.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgIS IT TRUE what does Vanderburgh  County Commission candidate Alex Schmitt and Congressman Todd Young have in common?  …they both had issues concerning their property taxes?IS IT TRUE Republican Congressman Todd Young was masterful in helping to rewrite the nation’s tax laws?  …Congressman Young violated Indiana tax law, when he claimed a property tax deduction for a house he rented?  …the County Auditor notified Congressman Todd Young that he owed about $5,300 in back taxes and penalties, which  he recently paid ?IS IT TRUE that Vanderburgh GOP County Chairman Wayne Parks recently endorsed  Congressman Todd Young in the United States Senate primary race over Marlin A Stutsman?  …it looks like Mr. Parks just got political egg on his face because of “Residence Gate”?IS IT TRUE we reported on SpringLeaf Financial a few months back, regarding the merger with One Main Financial? … we hear that the Evansville axe has begun to fall? … its alleged that several employees were let go in the Evansville office a few weeks back in the Marketing Department? … we were told that more than 16 people lost their jobs  because the Evansville inbound Call Center. was eliminated ? …it has also been alleged no advanced notice were given to employees?  …It appears as though One Main Financial are releasing employees in a minimal numbers to avoid publicity from the local press?IS IT TRUE we wonder what you call an elected body that agrees on items listed on the agenda about 99% of the time? …the newly elected Evansville City Council has voted “YES” on agenda items about 99% of the time? … Mayor Winnecke and City Council President Missy Mosby calls this just getting along? …we call them “Puppet Heads”?IS IT TRUE the City of Evansville will conduct a feasibility study on a new funding initiative and its potential in providing more high-quality early education? …Evansville was one of four communities selected by the Institute for Child Success to receive this grant?… the goal of this grant is to evaluate and analyze “Pay for Success Financing” that addresses social issues? …the study goals are to offer more access and funding to high-quality prekindergarten for at-risk and low-to moderate-income families? … Mayor Winnecke said “preparing children for kindergarten is a critical component of having qualified workers and future talent for 21st century jobs? …we wonder how does the City of Evansville have the expertise in doing an educational study? … its obvious that this study should be conducted by either EVSC, U Of E, Ivy Tech or  USI?IS IT TRUE in yesterday “Readers Poll”  question was: Has Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and City Council been a “Good Steward of the Public Trust” ? …172 voted “NO”?  …16 people voted “Yes” and 9 voted “No Idea”?IS IT TRUE today “Readers Poll’ question is: How would you rank 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon job performance over the last several years?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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17 November, 1933: The Man in the Moon’s Weekly Tips – almond cakes

first_imgLet us consider that type of cake which has a layer of almond paste in the centre. It may be simnel cake or a rich slab cake. Which is the best way to insert that layer of cake? The usual procedure is to mix the almond paste, weigh off and chaff each piece round, then pin it out to the required size, finally placing this ’heavy’ layer of almond paste on a much lighter cake batter. Does this almond paste layer not try its best to sag during baking? And it is successful too often! Instead of preparing a paste, sprinkle the dry ingredients, about half an inch thick, on the batter forming the bottom half of the cake. During baking, moisture, which is usually driven off, actually doughs up the paste for you. Thus you do not require any eggs for the paste and save time in mixing.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Tour Dates & Festival Appearance Leaked In Summer Camp Guide

first_imgIf fans in the Midwest were worried about a lack of Umphrey’s McGee dates – fear not, for the band has you covered! Fans who made it out early to Summer Camp Music Festival today received a festival guide book, and in it was a full page ad for Umphrey’s McGee’s summer tour. Among the many dates previously-announced were four new ones, including two nights in Chicago, one in Columbus, OH, and the last in Pittsburgh, PA.The two night run in Chicago includes a stop at the North Coast Music Festival, where the band will apparently be performing alongside Bassnectar, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Greensky Bluegrass and many more. The show at Concord Music Hall on 9/3 is most likely a NCMF late night show, though this remains to be seen.North Coast Music Festival Continues To Set The Bar For Lineup DiversityThe run spans from Septmeber 3rd through the 9th, and you can see the full dates in the post below.Get your Umphreak on!last_img read more

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Sunbelt Expo

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaScientists with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences flexed their biofuel-research might at the 30th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 16-18.The Sunbelt Expo draws more than 200,000 people annually to see 1,200 exhibitors showcase the latest in farm equipment, services and information.Visitors to the CAES permanent Sunbelt Expo building learned how chicken fat, row crops, wood chips and even algae could fuel the United States in the future. They also learned about the economic benefits and costs of biofuel production in Georgia.”The Sunbelt Expo is our single greatest opportunity each year to highlight to the farming community the great work going on at CAES,” said J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director. “Each year we select a theme that seems to be on the mind of the farming community. Clearly, energy and biofuels were a great topic for the current year.”CAES crop specialists explained to participants the research on peanuts, cotton and other row crops they conducted on the Expo’s 600-acre farm, where harvest was taking place as shuttles loaded with people passed down field roads. CAES animal specialist conducted seminars for those interested in livestock.”As more and more agricultural universities participate,” Angle said, “the Sunbelt Expo is also becoming one of the leading educational venues for U.S. agriculture.”Every year, 10 Southeastern states each send a farmer to compete for the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. It went to North Carolina farmer Bill Cameron this year. Georgia’s nominee was Daniel Johnson from Alma, Ga.last_img read more

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Irrigation Scheduling

first_imgTo better conserve water, as well as abide by federal regulations regarding the use of irrigation, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert encourages Georgia farmers to develop an irrigation scheduling strategy.UGA Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter says there is a moratorium on new wells being added in the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District in southwest Georgia. If a farmer decides to irrigate more land, he has to use the well he’s already using or drill to a deeper aquifer. That means farmers have to divide water between fields or make a significant investment to irrigate more land, Porter said.New legislation is also being considered that would require farmers to use water conservation strategies and techniques.“These regulations are being implemented to help farmers conserve one of our natural resources. Hopefully, producers can see this as an opportunity to enhance their farming operations through the use of precision agriculture strategies,” Porter said.Whether it’s through soil moisture sensors, online scheduling tools or smartphone applications, farmers have multiple options available to help them practice precision agriculture and to schedule irrigation. All are significant cost-cutting techniques.At UGA, Porter works to develop water-saving tools that are inexpensive and easy to use. “We also want to show farmers that the investment in most of these scheduling tools pays for itself. If you’re a large farmer and you’ve got irrigation going, and you get someone to manage that irrigation on a really robust irrigation strategy, that person has the potential to pay for his salary a few times over in any one year by two ways: yield increases and by energy savings from pumping costs,” he said.Sensors strategically placed in a field provide a farmer with an adequate reading of soil moisture. Instead of farmers relying on the checkbook method – applying a certain amount of water to a field every week – sensors provide producers with an up-to-date reading of the water presently in the soil.While sensors can cost as much as $2,000 each, they have proven to be Porter’s most effective irrigation research tool. Unfortunately, farmers likely need more than one sensor to get accurate data for an entire field, he said.“It’s no different than what our various irrigation software is doing. With one sensor, you’re probably going to under-water part of the field and overwater part of the field, depending on where you place that sensor,” Porter said. Porter recommends placing the sensors in an average yielding spot in the field, not at the highest elevation, but also not in the bottom where water stands. Another effective tool is IrrigatorPro, a Web-based tool that provides row crop farmers with information to determine when to apply irrigation to achieve a high-yielding crop that has limited irrigation costs. “With Irrigator Pro, this past year in one peanut study, we only applied 2.5 inches of water the entire year, but it was the highest yielding treatment. The checkbook method (meant we) applied 12 inches of water, but was toward the (lowest) yielding treatment, mainly because we had so much rainfall this year,” Porter said.Reduced yields are a negative effect of overwatering that can be avoided. IrrigatorPro calculates how much soil moisture is available compared to the water needs of the crop based on its growth stage. Another online scheduling tool similar to IrrigatorPro is the University of Florida’s Peanut Field Agronomic Resource Manager, or PeanutFARM, which is specifically designed for peanuts. Other irrigation apps for smartphones are available through UGA and the University of Florida at Porter estimates 10 to 20 percent of Georgia farmers use some form of irrigation scheduling. Though he hopes that number will increase in the future, he understands producers’ hesitancy in adding a water management strategy to their farming operation.“There is a time commitment farmers would have to make with these scheduling systems. They have to make rapid decisions. There’s also the cost that is involved, especially with sensors,” Porter said. “I hope that, through my research, I can continue to educate and make farmers aware of the value of the precision agriculture techniques.”last_img read more

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Nassau OTB Picks Belmont for Mini-casino

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting (OTB) Corporation announced Tuesday it plans to build a mini-casino at Belmont Park in Elmont, nearly a year after it withdrew a similar proposal for Westbury amid public opposition.Opponents have previously held rallies opposing the horse racetrack as the revised location for the video lottery terminals (VLTs) facility in anticipation that Nassau OTB would use Elmont as its Plan B. But county leaders back the OTB’s decision, which ends months of speculation.“The addition of VLTs and other first class amenities to existing gaming operations will enhance the entertainment experience for visitors to Belmont Park as well as producing revenue that will support vital public services that the county provides to its neediest residents,” Nassau OTB said in a statement.The plan is to build 1,000 VLTs, aka electronic slot machines, on a parcel near the grandstand. Suffolk Off-Track Betting wants to build a similar nearly 100,000-square-foot facility for an estimated $40-million in Medford, where residents have also objected to the idea, arguing that casinos cause traffic and crime.Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) has been an outspoken critic of the plan.“I will continue to oppose this because a casino is wrong for Nassau, wrong for Elmont and wrong for our residents and most importantly their children,” Solages said. “But what is an even more despicable act than stuffing a casino down our throats is the continued lack of transparency in this process. If we cannot trust the foundation of this project to be open and allow for public input, then how can we trust them with the revenue that will be brought by the casino?”Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican, disagreed.“Belmont Park is a logical selection as the existing gaming facility is underutilized,” Mangano said in a statement. “The next step is to further discussions with local legislators and OTB to create a community benefits program that keeps property taxes down, invests in schools, addresses ingress and egress concerns while creating jobs and providing residents with a local entertainment option that keeps their dollars invested locally.”Mangano has reportedly projected $20 million in expected revenue from the gambling facility in Nassau County’s 2016 budget.The Nassau OTB said that Belmont was chosen “after exhaustive study and review, including the input of nationally recognized consultants to the gaming industry.” The OTB said that it “strongly believes that Belmont Park is the best possible site for the location of a Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) facility.”Eight miles away, the Resorts World casino at Aqueduct has 5,300 VLTs already in operation.In the meantime, horse racing begins again at Belmont Park on April 29, with the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the fabled Triple Crown, set for June 6.last_img read more

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The sad truth about millennial financial literacy

first_imgFollow up – it’s one of the essential keys to success in life. You’ve heard of it before, but maybe not in a financial context. You know you should follow up after a job interview by sending a thank you card and checking the status of your application. You know you should follow up with the doctor when your sick by taking your medicine as prescribed and going to all of the required appointments.But why, as millennials, do we fail to follow up with our money and financial life? It’s a growing trend that is harming millennial financial health.Millennials Are Late On Their BillsMillennials, as a generation, have a larger delinquency rate on their bills compared to all other ages. According to a recent study by the American Institute of CPAs, more than a quarter of millennials surveyed had missed a bill or been contacted by a creditor due to late payments. At the same time, Experian recently announced that millennials, as an age group, have the lowest credit scores as well.Why are millennials (or anyone really) late on their bills? It’s a lack of follow up and understanding of financial organization. Many young adults expect everything to just happen. However, too few are following up with mail (yes real physical mail) and then writing checks or setting up online bill pay. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Biden Wins Presidency, Ending Four Tumultuous Years Under Trump

first_img– Advertisement – In a sign of how much Mr. Trump alienated traditional Republicans, a number of prominent members of the party endorsed Mr. Biden’s candidacy, including Cindy McCain, the widow of former Senator John McCain; the party’s other two presidential nominees this century, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, declined to endorse Mr. Trump.Yet for all his lofty language about uniting the country, Mr. Biden was a halting candidate who ran a cautious campaign, determined to ensure that the election became a referendum on Mr. Trump. The former vice president fully returned to the campaign trail only around Labor Day, and for weeks he limited his appearances to one state every other day or so. He went west of the Central time zone just once during the general election.- Advertisement – This irked his party’s base but made it difficult for Republicans, from Mr. Trump down the ballot, to portray him as an extremist. Mr. Biden was largely absent from the appeals of G.O.P. candidates, who instead used their advertising to insist that the Democratic Party would be in the hands of more polarizing figures on the left such as Senator Bernie Sanders.Unlike the last two Democrats who defeated incumbents after voters tired of Republican leadership, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Mr. Biden will not arrive in the capital as a youthful outsider. Instead, he will fill out a Democratic leadership triumvirate, which includes Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, of lawmakers who are 70 or older.center_img As he prepares to take the oath, he will return to Washington confronting a daunting set of crises. Mr. Biden will be pressed to swiftly secure and distribute a safe vaccine for the coronavirus, revive an economy that may be in even more dire shape in January than it is now, and address racial justice and policing issues that this year prompted some of the largest protests in American history.And he will do so with a Congress that is far more polarized than the Senate he left over a decade ago, with many Republicans having embraced Mr. Trump’s nativist brand of populism and Democrats increasingly responsive to an energized left. If Mr. Biden cannot bridge that divide as president and elicit some cooperation from the G.O.P., he will face immense pressure from his party’s progressive wing to abandon conciliation for a posture of combat.Mr. Biden has held out hope about working with Republican lawmakers while declining to support his party’s most ambitious goals, like single-payer health care and the Green New Deal; he has resisted structural changes such as adding justices to the Supreme Court.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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