845 Naval Air Squadron Takes Part in Joint Warrior

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Joint Warrior View post tag: europe In April this year a detachment of 4 Sea King Mk4s and 83 personnel from 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) embarked in HMS Ocean for Exercise Joint Warrior 15.Joint Warrior represents the very best opportunity for CHF to conduct targeted and realistic training for amphibious operations – the role for which the Force was originally conceived.Joint Warrior this year was, however, more than just an annual amphibious exercise for the Sea King Mk4 community. It was the final time that the venerable Sea King Mk4 would take part in Joint Warrior as it is due to go out of service in March 2016.The responsibility of providing the specialist airborne insertion and tactical transport to the Royal Marines is being handed over to 845’s sister squadron, 846 NAS with their Merlin Mk3s.The Merlin will give the ‘Junglies’ an improved load lifting and range capability which will mean they can deliver more Royal Marines, with more equipment, further inland.HMS Ocean sailed from Plymouth on 7th April; onboard were four Sea Kings Mk4s and a SAR Sea King Mk5 from 771 NAS and they were joined by two Chinooks and two Apaches.Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval Air Squadron View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 845 Back to overview,Home naval-today 845 Naval Air Squadron Takes Part in Joint Warrior 845 Naval Air Squadron Takes Part in Joint Warrior View post tag: Naval May 15, 2015 Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Record Store Black Friday Unleashes Huge List Of Exclusive 2017 Releases

first_imgRecord Store Black Friday is back! Once again, the project has cultivated a huge list of exclusive releases for music lovers across the spectrum. Whether you like jams, classic rock, electronic music, hip-hop, pop, or anything in between, there will likely be an exclusive release that’s perfect for you and your musical tastes at your local vinyl shop on Friday, November 24th. The un-official vinyl “holiday”—now held two times a year due to its popularity—invites artists to curate unique or exclusive releases that are only sold in local independent record stores. The initiative has been met with wild success and huge dedication from vinyl lovers around the world and has coincided with a huge increase in vinyl record sales.Umphrey’s McGee to Debut 2 Songs On Vinyl Ahead Of New Album’s ReleaseRecord Store Black Friday’s list for this year features many amazing artists, with Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr., Gorillaz, Queen, Rush, The Notorious B.I.G. and more all releasing records on November 24th. The list is so big, we decided to cut it down to highlight some of our favorite picks. If you’re interested in perusing the entire list of releases, set for Record Store Black Friday, visit its website.Grateful Dead will release Grateful Dead Records Collection, which is a five-record set featuring re-printings of four classic albums: Wake Of The Flood; From The Mars Hotel; Blues For Allah; Steal Your Face (2 LPs).Paul McCartney will release two versions of a new song “Wonderful Christmastime,” on which he is backed by The Roots. There will be a red release featuring a B-side Norah Jones‘ take on  “Peace,” and a green release featuring “Jesus Christ” by The Decembrists as the B-side.Iconic producer Danger Mouse has paired Outkast‘s Big Boi with his old friend Killer Mike and his hugely popular political hip-hop group Run The Jewels for Chase Me.Side Trips, Volume One will feature the jazz-fusion-influenced music of Grateful Dead shaman Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Howard Wales. As this is “Volume One”, it can be assumed that more editions will follow.Several classic albums will be re-released on vinyl specifically for Record Store Black Friday: Neil Young‘s Harvest Moon, Frank Zappa‘s Lumpy Gravy, Sublime‘s 40 Oz To Freedom, and Live At Luther College by Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds.Chuck Berry will release The London Chuck Berry Sessions.Umphrey’s McGee will release “The Silent Type”/”Looks”, both new, unreleased singles from their forthcoming new album it’s not us.Fans of J Dilla can expect not one, but two editions of J Dilla’s Delights.See below for a larger list of our picks from the larger Record Store Black Friday list of releases.RSD ExclusiveRyan Adams – PrisonerDan Auerbach/Sonny Smith/Robert Finley – Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1Chuck Berry – The London Chuck Berry SessionsThe Byrds – You Movin’/BostonGary Clark Jr. – Come TogetherCold War Kids – Loz Feliz BlvdDanger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi – Chase MeDMC – Back From The Dead: The Legend LivesJerry Garcia & Howard Wales – Side Trips, Volume OneGorillaz – HumanzIsaac Hayes – The Spirit Of MemphisJanis Joplin – Greatest HitsPaul McCartney feat. The Roots (Red Vinyl) – “Wonderful Christmastime”/”Peace” (Norah Jones)Paul McCartney feat. The Roots (Green Vinyl) – “Wonderful Christmastime”/”Jesus Christ” (The Decembrists)Iggy Pop – New ValuesPreservation Hall Jazz Band – Run Stop & Drop!!Queen – We Are The Champions/We Will Rock YouNathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – Baby It’s Cold OutsideSonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins on Impulse!Ravi Shankar – Portrait of GeniusSonny Clark Trio – My Conception: The 1960 Sessions with George Duvivier and Max RoachVarious Artists – High Times Presents: Smoke Signals Songs From The Mother PlantBernie Worrel – All The Woo In The WorldRecord Store Day First ReleaseThe Doors – Absolutely LiveFleet Foxes – The Electric Lady SessionGrateful Dead – Grateful Dead Records CollectionJ. Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V. 1J. Dilla – J Dilla’s Delights V. 2Ziggy Marley – Love Is My ReligionDave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Live At Luther CollegeThe Notorious B.I.G. – HypnotizeBernard Purdie – Cool DownOtis Redding – Live In Europe (50th Anniversary Edition)Rush – Closer To The HeartSnoop Dogg – Neva LeftSublime – 40 Oz To FreedomNeil Young – Harvest MoonFrank Zappa – Lumpy Gravy b/w Primordial RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus ReleaseThe Black Lips – This Sick BeatBlue Oyster Cult – Rarities Vol. 1 (1969 – 1976)Lou Reed & Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin ScelsaSun Ra – ExoticaUmphrey’s McGee – “The Silent Type”/”Looks”last_img read more

Maryland Offshore Wind Projects Move Forward

first_imgDeepwater Wind and US Wind have notified the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on their acceptance of the conditions set out by the PSC earlier this month upon approving offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, according to The Baltimore Sun. The two developers have thus taken a new step forward to building their offshore wind farms off Maryland, with US Wind’s project expected to be operational in January 2020 and the Skipjack offshore wind farm anticipated to be put into operation November 2022.In its order from 11 May, the PSC stated that each company must notify the Commission by 25 May whether it accepts the conditions of approval contained in the order. The PSC further added that awarding of ORECs is contingent on approval by the federal government of the developers’ site assessment plans, construction and operations plans, and other processes as required.The Commission attached nearly 30 conditions to the approval, including requirements that the developers create a minimum of 4,977 direct jobs during the development, construction and operating phases of the projects, pass 80% of any construction costs savings to ratepayers, and contribute $6 million (approx. EUR 5.4 million) each to the Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Fund.The companies are also required to use port facilities in the greater Baltimore region and Ocean City for construction and operations and maintenance activities. The developers must invest collectively at least $76 million (approx. EUR 67.8 million) in a steel fabrication plant in Maryland and together fund at least $39.6 million (approx. EUR 35.3 million) to support port upgrades at the Tradepoint Atlantic, formerly Sparrows Point, shipyard in Baltimore County.Among the conditions is also the requirement for each developer to create opportunities for minority-owned companies to participate as investors as well as in the development and construction of the projects.last_img read more

3 things Syracuse needs to do in its tuneup versus Colgate prior to the start of Big East play

first_img Published on September 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments 1. Dominate with the offensive line Sure, there have been glaring weaknesses with regards to many facets of the team through three games. There were the discipline issues last Saturday. There have been the muffed kick returns. There has been the subpar play of the defense as a whole. But moving forward there is, perhaps, no aspect of this team that needs to get on page — and get on page faster — than the offensive line. In the Orange’s only real test this year against Washington, its weaknesses were on full display. And in its last game, a home opener against an FCS school, the line did not dominate. Against these schools, domination should be an afterthought if fans are to expect SU to perform well in Big East play. It is not out of the question, and this is the last chance to try to prove it before conference play begins. Justin Pugh has played better than expected, but the rest of the offensive line has been underwhelming until this point this year. Against the Huskies, the Orange averaged only 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. As for Ryan Nassib, the quarterback was sacked three times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text In its other games, and at times against the Huskies, SU has proved it has the chops to be a solid-to-good pass protection unit. The big bodies of Michael Hay, Zack Chibane, Andrew Tiller and Pugh have been able to provide the flanks to Ryan Bartholomew’s point man to create an imposing pocket. It’ll be imposing again Saturday. Now the run-blocking needs to catch up or Delone Carter will struggle even more in two weeks in Tampa. Speaking of Delone Carter… 2. Delone Carter needs to break free Just over 80 yards a game isn’t bad for a running back. Especially a running back who hasn’t been with the team for four months. But this is Delone Carter. This is the guy who many thought would be the man for the entirety of the Syracuse team this year. This is the guy who the entire Louisville defense voted as the hardest Big East running back to face. Tougher than Dion Lewis. Tougher than Noel Devine. This is the guy who, at his best, puts fear in defenders and makes people think that on every single play, he can break it for 30 yards because of the sheer fact that no one can bring him down alone. But so far in 2010, whenever Carter has touched the ball, it hasn’t been a feeling of when he will break a long run. Carter hasn’t come across as a back who can go into the end zone on any play. Carter hasn’t dragged entire defensive lines with him on the regular. Carter hasn’t been Carter. Carter hasn’t been the man. Yes, we probably should have expected somewhat of a slow start for Carter after he was gone for the summer. Yes, the run-blocking has shepherded entire defensive lines in his direction a slew of times more than they should have. They haven’t been opening holes for him. But performances of 3.5 yards per carry against Akron aren’t going to cut it. Some of the fault is on the offensive line, but Carter needs to average more than five yards per touch Saturday. He needs to break out for a few 15-plus yard runs. He needs to start carrying entire FCS defensive lines by his biceps. That will be the proof of a Delone Carter who is ready for the Big East.  3. Not let any big play passing plays come to fruition. That means any. Facebook Twitter Google+ Derek Session can’t happen again. An FCS wide receiver about to break a game wide open and give an FCS school a 21-10 lead with four minutes remaining in the first half at the Carrier Dome, can’t happen again. Because if it happens again, well, the short-term ramifications will be six points. Doug Rosnick won’t drop it. The long-term ramifications, well, they won’t temporarily tickle. They’ll sting. Big East play won’t be pretty. Thanks to the way they played against Washington — 12.7 yards per completion and allowing four touchdowns to the Huskies — and in the first half against Maine, this secondary looks shaky heading into Big East play. They have the talent to shut good quarterbacks down. But so far this year, they also have had the tendency to slip up on plays here and there. Slipping up on plays here and there won’t work in Tampa. They can’t occur this Saturday. They shouldn’t occur this Saturday. The Raiders — a team that lost 45-15 to Furman — have one receiver who has made more than two catches on the year: Rosnick. Then they have, well, nothing. No one can, here and there, burn the SU secondary Saturday. No one can be allowed to drop a surefire touchdown, a touchdown that would have injected a feeling of ‘Here we go again’ into the Dome. Because if something burns Syracuse again this weekend, there will be a sense of ‘Here we go again’ from seven days before. And as for conference play, there will be nothing to expect but ‘Here we go again.’ That feeling can’t happen. —Compiled by Asst. Sports Editor Tony Oliverolast_img read more