Assessor is praised as engineer

first_imgSkills.trainer and assessor Emma Reynolds, 25, was voted runner-up in theYoung Woman Engineer of the Year 2002 competition run by the Institution ofIncorporated Engineers. A former aircraft engineering apprentice, she works for Exchanging, thepersonnel and training arm of BAE Systems at Warton, Lancashire. “Training is totally rewarding and I really enjoy it” saysReynolds, who is working towards an EAL assessor qualification, while studyingfor a degree in design and manufacturing. “The way I see it is that I’mengineering new engineers, helping them to move forward.” Reynolds is the only female member of the team which manages apprenticetraining at the centre approved by EMTA Awards Ltd (EAL) to deliver engineeringNVQs. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Assessor is praised as engineerOn 1 Jan 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Olympian Shawn Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy

first_imgFebruary 2, 2021 /Sports News – National Olympian Shawn Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPaul Archuleta/Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson, who recently announced she is pregnant with her second child, revealed Sunday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.Johnson, also mom to 15-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, shared in a note posted on her Instagram stories that she had tested positive, admitting the diagnosis made her “nervous.”Explaining more about why the positive result made her nervous, Johnson wrote on Instagram, “1: I don’t want to get my family sick. 2: I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra. 3: had a very close family member fight for his life last month while battling Covid so it’s a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household.”Johnson also wrote that her body is “just exhausted” after also spending the past two weeks caring for Drew as she battled RSV, a respiratory virus.“So far, I have a cough, terrible sore throat and headache. Fatigue for sure but… that’s pregnancy haha,” Johnson wrote about her own symptoms.Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, just announced their pregnancy last month.In the announcement video shared on the couple’s YouTube page, East recalled how he tested positive for COVID-19 just days after finding out Johnson was pregnant.“We were in this time of celebration and we wanted to tell her parents and our friends, but then I ended up having to self-isolate,” he said, calling it “not the ideal situation.”In announcing her own COVID-19 diagnosis, Johnson said she too is isolating and shared a message for other people, telling them to “wash your hands.”“Not looking for any kind of pitty [sic] party. Just a reminder to take care of yourself. Drink an extra water tonight and wash your hands,” she wrote.Even now, nearly one year into the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., many questions remain about how pregnant people are impacted by COVID-19.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared data showing that pregnant people infected with COVID-19 are at an increased risk for “intensive care unit admission, invasive ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and death,” compared to nonpregnant people.Health experts say pregnant people need to continue to remain on high alert when it comes to COVID-19 by following safety protocols, including face mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

NASSCO Awarded Further USS America Works

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS America NASSCO Awarded Further USS America Works View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: NASSCO General Dynamics, NASSCO received a $31,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for USS America (LHA 6) fiscal 2015 post-shakedown availability. During a post-shakedown availability, NASSCO will repair or improve the design of the ship in preparation for final contractor trials.Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2015.Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy) and fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $31,773,194 will be obligated at time of award. Funds in the amount of $9,553,086 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”15768″]Image: US Navycenter_img Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic April 24, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today NASSCO Awarded Further USS America Works last_img read more

Chilean Navy Orions to feature Rockwell Collins avionics

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Chilean Navy Orions to feature Rockwell Collins’ avionics system View post tag: ImP Chilean Navy Orions to feature Rockwell Collins’ avionics system Authorities November 30, 2016 View post tag: Chilean Navycenter_img View post tag: Rockwell Collins IMP Aerospace was recently awarded a contract for the service life extension, depot maintenance and avionics upgrade of the Chilean Navy’s P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft.Rockwell Collins has now announced that IMP selected its Flight2 integrated avionics system for the cockpit modernization.“Chilean Navy pilots will experience greater situational awareness and communications capabilities with the highly advanced avionics on board these aircraft,” said Alan Prowse, Rockwell Collins vice president and managing director.The Flight2 integrated avionics suite of communications, navigation and surveillance equipment integrates new-generation avionics with legacy sensors, radios, autopilot and aircraft systems. According to the company, the system is currently flying on more than 900 fixed-wing aircraft.The ACH P-3 Orion aircraft play a critical role in detecting submarine threats, search and rescue, littoral/overland surveillance and economic zone and shipping lane protection.The mid-life upgrade modification on two ACH P-3A aircraft will include installation of a “glass cockpit” and upgraded engines in addition to a phased depot maintenance inspection. The work will be completed within IMP’s Halifax, Nova Scotia facilities and will be preceded by work on the avionics installation design, avionics kit procurement and aircraft nacelle refurbishment, IMP said in October. View post tag: Orion P-3 Share this articlelast_img read more

Inaugural game at new hockey pitch

first_imgThe new Olympic-level hockey pitch at the Iffley Road sports facilities hosted its inaugural game on Sunday 1st November, one thousand days before the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.The special promotional match featured two separate teams of alumni, pre- and post-2005, with the older alumni team narrowly beating their younger opponents 5 – 4. The match represented the culmination of a fund-raising campaign supported by both the Foundation for Sport and the Arts and Oxford alumni.Andrew Thomas, Head of Development for Sport at Oxford, said that the University is well-prepared to market the pitch as an Olympic training ground in the run up to 2012, and is working alongside managers of other sports facilities in the local area as part of their efforts.last_img

App launched to help new students navigate Oxford

first_imgThe University of Oxford has launched a new app which uses smartphone navigation to guide newcomers around Oxford, featuring tips from staff and students on navigating the city.Narrated by current Oxford student Charlotte Laycock, the app, Know Your Oxford, features the presidents of Oxford SU, the African and Caribbean Society (ACS) and the Dramatic Society. The Bodleian librarian as well as other students and faculty members also feature on the platform.The tour “outlines the role of colleges and departments; gives the inside view on academic dress and ceremonies; and points out the museums, libraries and other attractions,” according to the University.“If you want to get to grips with life at the university… this tour is a must.”Taking students through the historic heart of Oxford, the tour passes iconic landmarks like the Radcliffe Camera and Sheldonian Theatre, whilst weaving in a detailed history of the university and city.The tour also includes practical advice on life as an Oxford student, and contains important information about the Student Union and other services provided by the University. More basic advice about how to find shops and places to eat and drink is also provided.On Wednesday, Oxford SU tweeted: “It has been fun to help on this project and share out wisdom.” They described the app as “a must have tool for any new students!”The app is free and is the first university tour map made available on the popular new “Voice Map” platform.last_img read more


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Ocean City May Limit Street & Boardwalk Performers

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOcean City will consider new regulations that would restrict the areas where street performers may entertain the public and require them to buy a permit.Even the size of the signs performers may use to solicit tips would be regulated under the proposed ordinance that will come before City Council at its meeting 7 p.m. Thursday.City spokesman Doug Bergen said the ordinance would allow performers to express their artistic freedoms, but it also responds to concerns from local merchants and the Police Department about noise and congestion on the Boardwalk.“There were a lot of concerns from artists about limiting free expression, which, of course, we don’t want to do,” Bergen said.This is not the first time the city has taken up the issue. In 2013, Council considered an ordinance that would have required Boardwalk artists performing for tips to register for a permit. However, the measure died amid public opposition, including criticism from a number of local musicians.The new ordinance represents a much broader attempt to regulate street performers. It would restrict the areas where they could perform, the hours and the noise levels.In addition, performers would be required to pay $50 for a permit. They would have to “clearly display” the permit while performing.Their signs to request tips could be no larger than 12-by-12 inches, according to the measure.On the Boardwalk, performers would be confined to an area between Fifth and Sixth streets. They would also have to stay near the railings of the Boardwalk, keeping them away from the center sections.The area between Fifth and Sixth streets is wider, has no storefronts and is less congested during the peak summer tourist season.When the issue was debated before, merchants and the police complained about the noise and congestion caused by pedestrians stopping to watch the performers in busier parts of the 2.45-mile Boardwalk.“Ocean City has worked with the Boardwalk merchants and the Police Department to come up with something that’s reasonable,” Bergen said of the proposed regulations.Fines would be $100 for each violation of the ordinance. Performers could also have their permits suspended for not following the regulations.Other seaside resort communities have adopted strict regulations to control the number of street performers and the areas where they may entertain on their Boardwalks.Ocean City looked at Atlantic City’s ordinance as a possible model, but has decided to go with less stringent measures, Bergen noted.“They did not want to be as onerous,” he said of Ocean City officials. “I think they wanted to avoid a safety issue or obstacles on the Boardwalk without being too strict.”The types of performances allowed under the proposed ordinance would include, but not be limited to, “acting, singing, playing musical instruments, pantomime, juggling, magic, dancing, reading, puppetry and reciting.”While the tourist-crowded Boardwalk would likely be the most coveted spot for street performers, the ordinance would also set aside other places where they could entertain.Performances would be allowed in other public areas, except those within 100 feet of a school, a library or a church while in session, the ordinance says.City Council and the police chief, however, would have the power to exclude certain public sites as performance areas.Performance hours would be limited Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and midnight and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.On Asbury Avenue, the hub of the central business district, performers would have to stick to an area between Sixth and 11th streets. The times for the Asbury Avenue entertainment zone would be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.last_img read more

International activity

first_imgA record number of 33 British bakery, food and drinks companies is set to exhibit at a trade show in Dubai, which aims to take advantage of the 80,000 British people who are now living in the Gulf region, according to research conducted by Food from Britain (FFB).Organised since 1987, the Gulfood show is the largest industry event of the year in the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent region. The exhibition, which will run from 19-22 February, will bring together more than 2,000 companies in the industry from over 70 countries.Bakery companies exhibiting at the show this year include Burton’s Foods, Fiddes Payne and Paterson Arran.”The number of British companies that are willing to invest their time and money to take part in Gulfood 2007 demonstrates the strength of the export market in the region,” said Sandra Sullivan, exhibitions director at FFB.”With the rising numbers of expatriates and tourists choosing to live in and visit places such as the UAE – and Dubai in particular – British food and drink producers are increasingly seeing the sales opportunities on offer.”The British expatriate food and drink market in the Gulf region totalled more than £285 million in 2005, according to FFB.Staff from FFB will be on hand at the show to provide export advice on each region and the FFB will also be hosting a Trade Development Visit for companies that are interested in learning more about what the Gulf region can offer them.last_img read more

PREMIERE: Jazz Bassist Miles Mosley Shares New Music Video For “Shadow Of Doubt”

first_imgMiles Mosley is a musical force to be reckoned with as a founding member of and upright bass player for the innovative collective of Los Angeles-bred jazz-fusion musicians known as the West Coast Get Down. The loose collection of musicians associated with the West Coast Get Down—which also boasts names like Kamasi Washington and Thundercat—has been credited with revitalizing the jazz scene in Los Angeles and beyond, quickly becoming the faces of a new generation of players and increasingly believed to have brought the genre back in vogue among younger listeners across the country. For Mosley, outside of his own solo career and work with the West Coast Get Down, the bassist has an enviable resume, having worked with the likes of Chris Cornell, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and more.Widely considered one of the world’s premier upright bassists, Miles Mosley has been likened to “Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass.” Such comparisons are not out of left-field either, with the forward-thinking bassist putting on masterful live shows that make use both of his own pristine vocal abilities in addition to his innovative bass stylings and a horn section. Today, the bassist and vocalist debuts the official video for his latest single, “Shadow of Doubt”, off his brand-new album, UPRISING, which was released earlier this year in January. Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the official music video for Miles Mosley’s “Shadow of Doubt.” You can take a look for yourself below. Enjoy!Mosley’s UPRISING is part of a collection of albums recorded by the West Coast Get Down back in December of 2011. The various members of the Los Angeles collective set aside their various other projects for the month, instead dedicating all their time to thirty straight days of recording together. Recording from 9 am to 2 am, each day was divided into three-hour sessions, with each segment being led by one member of the Get Down while the others followed. What came from those now-famed recording sessions were over 190 distinct songs, with each core member of the West Coast Get Down walking away with his own distinct solo album backed by the others in the collective. Kamasi Washington’s The Epic was the first to be released of these intensive recording sessions and immediately gained critical acclaim, but by no means should readers sleep on the going-ons of the other collaborators.If Miles Mosley’s “Shadow of Doubt” is any evidence, the bassist and vocalist is set up to enjoy the fruits of success for long into the foreseeable future. His voice is decisive and powerful, with the smooth background of strings, piano, horns, and crisp drums making the tune feel all the more sharp. The straight-forward and positive tone of the song’s lyrics beautifully contrasts the complexity of the backing instrumentals, making for a feel-good tune with profound depth. You can learn more about Miles Mosley on his website here.last_img read more