UK: Sonardyne Delivers Its Largest Sonar for Protection of Naval Bases

first_img View post tag: Bases UK: Sonardyne Delivers Its Largest Sonar for Protection of Naval Bases View post tag: protection March 6, 2014 The sonars will be deployed to protect strategically important naval bases across the country and will be configured to provide long range, wide area detection, tracking and classification of underwater threats. The system uses Sonardyne’s latest tracking software that combines data from multiple sonars to produce a single picture of the underwater environment, providing wide area situational awareness to operators and commanders.Sentinel is the world’s most widely deployed diver detection sonar, developed to meet the underwater security requirements of private, commercial, government and naval end users. The system reliably detects, tracks and classifies divers and small underwater vehicles approaching a protected asset. Whether it is protecting a critical infrastructure facility, offshore platform, sea port or private yacht at anchor, Sentinel’s autonomous monitoring capabilities, long range detection and proven false alarm rates provide a rapidly deployable 360° underwater security solution for any application.“Since its introduction to the market, Sentinel has taken reliable, long range intruder detection to a new level, outperforming far more expensive and complex technologies,” said Nick Swift, Business Manager for Sonardyne Maritime Security. “This latest order reflects the excellent performance and reliability of Sentinel and we will continue to work closely with the customer during system commissioning and installation.”[mappress]Press Release, March 6, 2014, 2014; Image: Sonardyne International Training & Education View post tag: UK View post tag: delivers View post tag: largest View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sonar Sonardyne International Ltd.’s maritime security division has delivered its largest ever order of Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar systems to an undisclosed country in Asia. Share this article View post tag: Sonardyne Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Sonardyne Delivers Its Largest Sonar for Protection of Naval Bases View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Thermo Electron

first_imgThermo Electron (Rugby, Warwickshire), a producer of analytical and process instrumentation, has recently installed two advanced Goring Kerr DSP3 metal detectors at Wright’s Flour in Ponders End, London.”We have a long working history with Thermo,” says Alan Cave, director at Wright’s. “We’ve always been happy with the company’s service and its products are reliable while offering a good standard of performance.”I particularly like the DSP3’s AuditCheck feature, which helps save time and improves efficiency.” AuditCheck is a patented device that automatically validates the metal detector’s sensitivity performance. The Goring Kerr DSP3 metal detectors installed at Wright’s Flour currently operate at speeds up to 40 packs per minute.last_img read more

25% rent rise threat at Trafford Centre

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Holyfield lists bizarre condition for charity bout with Mike Tyson

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘The Real Deal’ had 29 KOs from his 44 career wins, while knockout artist Tyson produced a staggering 44 KOs. Evander Holyfield welcomes a charity fight with Mike Tyson but wants a ‘no knockout’ rule inserted into a potential bout.Now in their 50’s, both Holyfield and Tyson have been training for a return to the ring in and it’s fuelled speculation of a potential trilogy bout. “I don’t have anything against Mike personally, the thing is I think it would be good for the sport and even though boxing is a rough sport, we can show people we can come together.” Tyson has gone on record to say he “feels unstoppable” and in the same shape he was in when he was in his prime but Holyfield, four years his senior, is also in “very good condition” according to the man himself. “We have to come up with something that is not a knockout grudge match. It’s not about who can beat who, but to show people we were some of the greatest fighters in our era and we’ve come together as men to do something for others. “Since we have both announced a comeback, a fight between me and Mike would definitely be the fight people want to see.” “My whole thing is I’m open, and I know that I want to do well for myself at age 57. I can definitely handle him. But Mike would have to want to do it as well. Holyfield won the first two, the second being because of Tyson taking a chunk out of his ear and being disqualified, and he’s keen on mixing it up again for a good cause.Advertisement “If we do this fight it would be great. I can still shoot the jab, I can still shoot the shots, but not like a killing thing, [not like] “I’m going to hurt you, I’m going to show you that I can knock him out”. Yet despite this, Holyfield does not want this fight to be about knockouts.“Yes, I want to fight Mike Tyson,” Holyfield told The Sun. Read Also:Messi warns La Liga not to separate players from familiesAn insider close to the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ stated he would only fight a bonafide boxer upon his return to the ring for some exhibition charity fights.Tyson and Holyfield have long since buried the hatchet, with the pair sitting down to discuss the controversial incident on Tyson’s podcast back in November. “Mike is looking sharp, but I’m in very good condition and shape physically and mentally. And if the money is right, too, then let’s get it on. ‘I know he’s getting offers from all types of people. Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planetlast_img read more

Watford striker Troy Deeney nonplussed over missing out on an England call

first_img The Watford forward has occasionally impressed, despite not scoring so far this season, since their promotion to the Barclays Premier League but was overlooked by manager Roy Hodgson, who instead called up Danny Ings and Jamie Vardy to compliment regular internationals Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Harry Kane, for his latest squad. The return to fitness of Daniel Sturridge and Jay Rodriguez, coupled with the anticipated return of Danny Welbeck, will likely further diminish his chances of international football, but, speaking ahead of Watford’s Premier League fixture at Bournemouth on Saturday, Deeney has insisted that he does not feel he should be involved. “I leave work and I’m with my family and I’m trying to be a better family man. “If you remember on the pitch (after Watford lost in the 2013 Championship play-off final to Crystal Palace), I’m the only one who’s not lying down, sulking, I’m trying to get other people up and clapping the other team. “It’s football. Was I annoyed? Very much so. Did it annoy my summer? Very much so. But you can’t change anything, so all you can do is work harder and get ready for the next one.” “Unless it’s off my mum, then no, I wasn’t expecting a call,” said Deeney, 27. “I don’t think I’ve done enough to warrant an England call-up just yet.” Deeney’s honest attitude is significantly different to that usually witnessed in the Premier League, but, for all that he played down his international credentials, in an era in which there have long been concerns that others underperform because of the pressure they feel while wearing an England shirt, the forward’s refusal to be affected by the result or if he misses a goalscoring chance may have proved a strength. “Personally, I don’t really care if I miss a chance, to be honest,” Deeney said. “It doesn’t affect how I play so as long as I play well and the manager still picks me and the team still appreciate what I’m doing then that’s all that matters to me. “I’m in a good place. There’s only going to be three outcomes: win, lose or draw. I’m still gonna live, I’m still happy. I don’t really get stressed by football. “I’ve got two kids that won’t allow me to think about football too long. “I’ve got a 10-month old who’s learning how to walk upstairs. I’m involved in the game, emotionally involved in the game, but as soon as I leave work… “Like when you leave work, you don’t sit at home typing for no reason you’re with your family. Troy Deeney has dismissed suggestions that he deserved to be included in the latest England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers with Estonia and Lithuania. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ex-UEFA president Johansson dies at 89

first_imgLennart Johansson said creating the Champions League to replace the European Cup was his proudest achievement at UefaStockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Lennart Johansson, who was president of European football body UEFA from 1990 to 2007, has died at the age of 89, the Swedish football federation said on Wednesday.“Swedish football is in mourning. Lennart Johansson has died. He passed away on the evening of June 4 aged 89 after a short illness,” the federation said.Johansson’s long reign at the head of UEFA coincided with a transformation in the finances of football as the game became big business and saw a huge increase in TV revenue.In 1998, he was defeated by Sepp Blatter in his bid to become head of football’s global federation FIFA. Johansson was an outspoken critic of Blatter, who was forced out of office in 2015 following accusations of corruption in the awarding of the 2018 World Cup finals to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Like daughter, like mother a winner!

first_img When the name M MacLaren pops up on a leaderboard it usually refers to 20-year-old England international Meghan. Today, though, the honours belonged to her mother, Mary.The Wellingborough player won the women’s scratch prize at the England Golf senior men’s and women’s Midlands tournament at Newark, where her gross score rewarded her with a total of 60 points.Mary, a four handicapper, an Ireland senior international and a past Northamptonshire county champion, commented: “It’s my first win in one of these senior events, so I’m delighted. I had to take a photograph of the leaderboard! I’m used to seeing another M MacLaren up there!”Mary had special thanks, though, for her younger daughter, 15-year-old Rebecca, “who dragged me out to practice on Monday evening. I am sure that helped me,” she said.Mary added: “One of the benefits of turning 50 is coming to play in these fantastic senior events. They’re good fun and still competitive, but it’s a more friendly competition!”The ladies’ handicap prize was won by Pauline Olliver of Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire who scored 71 stableford points – and won by a point from Mary MacLaren.“It’s been absolutely lovely. In the first round I had a good front nine and then rather lost it. Today I had another good front nine and managed to hang on. I’m thrilled – and I’ve taken 0.9 off my handicap!” she said.“The course was lovely and I’ve done some exploring. I brought my National Trust card with me and visited Belton House, just outside Grantham, which was stunning. Since I’ve been playing in these events my geography of England has improved enormously!  That’s another bonus.”The men’s scratch prize went to Newark’s course manager Graeme MacDonald who was hard at work before the competition and then back on his tractor afterwards, preparing for the weekend’s play, which includes a mixed open on Sunday.Graeme, who had 60 points, is playing his first year of senior golf, is representing Nottinghamshire seniors and played in the recent English senior amateur championship. He was pleased with the presentation of the course today and, although he had local knowledge, he didn’t enjoy any inside information. “England Golf chose the pin positions,” he said.The handicap winner was David Bull of Erewash Valley in Derbyshire, who amassed 77 points and was five clear of the runner-up.David, a past captain of Ilkeston Borough, also in Derbyshire, is a regular at England Golf captains’ events – but this was his first senior tournament. He used to play in the Newark Open but said: “I haven’t played the course for about five years, so it was nice to go back there and have some memories.”“The greens were very true and I had tremendous success with my putter.”Picture (from left): Graeme MacDonald, Mary MacLaren, Pauline Olliver and David Bull. 11 Jul 2014 Like daughter, like mother a winner! last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Bad timing

first_imgYour comments are welcome. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier AUBREY BRUCE Hey everybody hot off the press, according to the Bleacher Report “Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed part of the 2012 NFL regular season with injuries to his ribs and shoulder. This offseason, Big Ben is taking no chances with his long-term health and ability to stay on the field for a full 16-game season. [Last]Wednesday, Roethlisberger underwent minor surgery to have some discomfort in his right knee taken care of, a move that is not expected to keep him off his feet when training camp begins later this summer. On the day of the surgery Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin also tweeted that, “Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason.” I am not getting it but with Pittsburgh being in an almost “rebuilding year” and with this procedure being so “minor,” then why wasn’t it performed (the procedure) immediately after the 2012 season ended so that Roethlisberger could have been ready for mini-camp, scheduled for June 11-13, 2013? As far as the eye can see on the brightest side of this scenario, the timing seems to be a bit on the shady side. Hey, don’t want to attend or go through mini-camp its simple have minor surgery just prior to mini-camp. With the Steelers having to deal with major personnel changes on offense as well as the team continuing the process of adjusting to a fairly new offensive coordinator then why wouldn’t everyone be eager to attend mini-camp, beni-camp or any camp just to make sure that everyone was on the same page and to also have a leg up in the “gory blood and guts” AFC North. According to a story by ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley, “when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was asked about Roethlisberger’s minor knee surgery Suggs told the NFL Network: “You know, it just isn’t the same game when the two teams don’t have all their parts playing. So you’re absolutely right, I do wish him well and I hope for him to have a speedy recovery.” Suggs finished the last line with a big grin, which certainly leaves his comments open to interpretation because from 2004 to 2011, Suggs sacked Roethlisberger 15.5 times, which is more than any other NFL defender during that time.”When you have a defender wishing you well because it possibly increases his chance of sending you to hell that is bad, really bad. Big Ben through all of his success and glory still has not gotten rid of some rookie and novice tendencies the biggest still being; he continues to hold onto the ball for far too long. When you grip the ball for too long only three things can happen and they are all bad.1. Just like in real estate when they say location, location, location, in football when you fail to get rid of the football in three seconds or less then sack, sack, sack is the catchphrase for the day.2. Pick, pick, pick. And I am not referring to the “pick six lottery” or any other game of chance but any quarterback takes a gargantuan chance when they launch the ball after three and one half seconds. Why? Well now you have given the defensive back a chance to read and diagnose the play even if he has to read Braille to do it and most slow developing plays, especially pass plays do not normally bode well for the offense and coupled with the Steelers questionable O-line, well as Charlie Chan used to say, “things could very well get a bit tricky.” 3. The “guillotine syndrome.” According to history guillotines were used as execution instruments and really became popular during the French revolution. The wealthy and upper crust were relieved of their “noggins” rather unceremoniously. Well, when an NFL quarterback is stressed and has to rush his delivery the pass may bounce harmfully off the turf or may sail just high enough that the outstretched arms of the intended receiver may just be the last photo taken of him before he is relieved of his cranium and all of the contents within. There is no time for slacking and B’s-ing. The Steelers are in a dogfight in the AFC North and contrary to popular belief they have a chance to win a championship but they have to play all of their cards right. There can be no false posturing and chest thumping. Bluffing and false moves will be exposed instantly and the consequences will be dire and swift. There are no weak teams in the Steelers division. From a roster perspective every team in the AFC North has a legitimate shot at winning the division title so every division game will be a potential season breaker. See folks the AFC North is so strong there may be two even three teams that may earn wild card berths. They can ill afford to lose any game during the upcoming season because two of their member teams in the AFC North, the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals, have made major and vital upgrades to their rosters and seem to be “primed for bear.” There is virtually no room for error if the Steelers are going to make a run for a Lombardi Trophy. One of the positive things that they have done is sign their first and second round draft picks linebacker Jarvis Jones and running back Le’Veon Bell early, therefore eliminating distractions among a very young team prior to mini-camp and training camp. Big Ben had better begin to perform to justify the money that the Steelers have forked out because time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into his and the Steelers future. If the “franchise” quarterback label that they have hung around his neck is for real then he had better live up to the hype because the last time I checked, “the guillotine has no kin.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]­pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Johnny Halftime: Manziel to sit 1st half of opener

first_imgby Kriestie RiekenAP Sports WriterHOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Football has done it again.Facing another problem that could have derailed his football career, Texas A&M’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has evaded serious punishment one more time.Manziel was suspended Wednesday for the first half of the Aggies’ season opener against Rice on Saturday for what the school said was an “inadvertent” violation of NCAA rules involving signing autographs.The quarterback was being investigated for allegedly accepting money for autographs from memorabilia brokers, a violation of NCAA rules that could have led to a much longer suspension. ESPN first reported the allegations against Manziel earlier this month.The latest problem isn’t the first time off-the-field trouble has put Manziel’s career in jeopardy.Manziel was arrested last summer after a bar fight near campus and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a fake ID and failure to identify himself to police. It was an incident that put him in danger of being suspended from school and left him having to earn the starting job in fall camp.Manziel admitted this June that he failed to identify himself to police following the altercation. As part of a plea deal, other charges against the 20-year-old, including disorderly conduct, were dismissed, and it looked as though Manziel’s trouble was behind him before the latest problems came to light.The news of Manziel’s suspension was the talk of Twitter on Wednesday, with many questioning the length of the suspension. Former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders was incredulous at the brevity of Manziel’s suspension, after Dez Bryant was suspended for an entire season while at Oklahoma State after lying about having dinner with Sanders.“Can we investigate the investigators? @DezBryant got suspended a season 4 lying about a dinner that wasnt a violation & Manziel gets a half,” Sanders tweeted soon after the ruling was made public.The decision also had a major impact in Las Vegas, where the odds of Manziel’s chances of repeating as a Heisman winner and Texas A&M’s chances of winning the national championship shifted dramatically. RJ Bell, the founder of sports betting website Pregame.com, said Manziel’s chances of winning the Heisman jumped from 12/1 to 6/1, and the team’s shot at the title increased from 18/1 to 10/1.The penalty appears to have brought a quick end to an investigation that could have ruined the seventh-ranked Aggies’ season.The school issued a statement Wednesday saying it declared the Heisman winner ineligible and that the NCAA agreed to reinstate Manziel after he sits out the first half against the underdog Owls.“I am proud of the way both Coach Sumlin and Johnny handled this situation, with integrity and honesty,” Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said in the statement. “We all take the Aggie Code of Honor very seriously and there is no evidence that either the university or Johnny violated that code.”According to the statement, Texas A&M and the NCAA “confirmed there is no evidence Manziel received money in exchange for autographs based on currently available information and statements by Manziel.”Conditions for reinstatement include Manziel discussing his actions with teammates and A&M revising how it educates student-athletes about signing autographs.“Student-athletes are often asked for autographs from fans, but unfortunately, some individuals’ sole motivation in seeking an autograph is for resale,” said Kevin Lennon, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs. “It is important that schools are cognizant and educate student-athletes about situations in which there is a strong likelihood that the autograph seeker plans to resell the items.”Manziel likely will be replaced for the opening half by either junior Matt Joeckel or freshman Kenny Hill. Joeckel has thrown only 11 passes in his college career.Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman last season, setting numerous school and Southeastern Conference records while leading A&M to an 11-2 mark and a victory over No. 1 Alabama in its first season in the SEC.He followed that with a high-profile offseason of road trips to Las Vegas and the NBA Finals. Manziel got to meet Heat star LeBron James and rapper Drake, and he posted some Tweets that made headlines.His biggest misstep, however, came during the summer when he departed early from a quarterback camp for high school players run by the Manning family in Louisiana. Manziel said it was a mutual decision after he overslept and missed meetings and activities.Dat Nguyen, an All-America linebacker at Texas A&M in the 1990s and former assistant coach for the Aggies, lamented Manziel’s mistakes, but noted what he’s done for the program.“I’m a little bit disappointed with what’s going on down there,” Nguyen said recently. “Going into the season I thought this would be the year for A&M to win a national championship and this has been a distraction. He made a bad decision and he’s just got to move on … but overall the guy has put A&M back on the map.”Former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, who is now a special adviser to the school’s president, has watched Manziel’s career with great interest and is looking forward to seeing how he’ll follow up his incredible first season.“This young man has been in a position that no one has ever been in,” Slocum said before the suspension was announced. “He’s been a freshman and a 20-year-old winner of the Heisman Trophy, and he’s done some great things with that and he’s had a few things I’m sure he’d like to have a do-over with. And if I were advising him, I might have said, ‘That’s probably not in your best interests to do that or say that or be there,’ but in terms of the upcoming season, I’m as anxious as anybody to see what happens and see what the results are.”Manziel was the main attraction at SEC Media Days, where he was peppered with questions but answered with the same cool and calm he often shows in the face of a pass rush.“I don’t feel like I’ve done anything that’s catastrophic,” Manziel said at the time. “Of course, I’ve made my mistakes. It’s time to grow up.”The day before the Aggies reported for preseason practice, ESPN reported Manziel signed thousands of autographs for brokers in Texas, Florida and Connecticut, and cited unidentified sources who said Manziel was paid thousands for dollars for the signatures.Manziel has been off-limits to the media since news broke of the NCAA investigation, but has been practicing with the Aggies._____Associated Press writer George Henry in Atlanta contributed to this report. In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stands on the sideline during the first half of the Aggies’ Maroon & White spring NCAA college football game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren,, File)last_img read more