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USA: Lockheed Martin Wins Role on C4ISR Services Contract

first_img View post tag: role View post tag: Navy March 1, 2011 The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) selected Lockheed Martin  as one of four companies that will compete for task orders to enhance situational awareness on U.S. Navy ships, submarines and shore stations. The three-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an $831 million ceiling value, with one two-year option period that potentially raises the ceiling value to $1.375 billion. The SPAWAR customer will use the contract to install and operationally certify Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems on Navy vessels and stations on the East and West Coasts as well as at multiple overseas locations. Of the four companies selected for the contract, Lockheed Martin is the only non-incumbent.“The situational awareness that comes with C4ISR capability is critical to successful mission execution,” said Carey Smith, vice president of Technical Services, Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics. “Lockheed Martin is proud to support efforts that will strengthen this awareness, which is truly the backbone of warfare intelligence.”This win expands the scope of work Lockheed Martin performs for SPAWAR. The Corporation supports SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific through engineering, fabrication, installation, logistics and administrative support, design, testing and evaluation, and rapid prototype development. It also manages the acquisition of commercial-off-the-shelf items utilized in turnkey operations of sophisticated electronics and communications equipment and systems.Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 132,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.[mappress]Source: Lockheed Martin, March 1, 2011 View post tag: C4ISR View post tag: services USA: Lockheed Martin Wins Role on C4ISR Services Contract View post tag: Lockheed View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Lockheed Martin Wins Role on C4ISR Services Contract View post tag: Martin View post tag: wins Share this articlelast_img read more

A day in the life of…Stuart Beattie

first_img8.00pmI get into the car and switch on the radio. A bit of music always helps me to relax. At home I catch up with the latest Sky Sports News, then head to bed. 7.30pmAfter a productive afternoon, I see it’s almost time to go home. I check through all the trays to ensure we have the right numbers for each customer and that all of the products are up to Rich’s standard. Everything looks fine.I have a quick handover to my counterpart on the nightshift, Mark Stewart, who works mainly on the production of our signature mince pie range for a top celebrity chef. Then I leave the bakery to drive home. 2.00pmThe pies have been in for around half an hour and I can see that they have turned a lovely golden brown and are ready to come out. I get them out of the oven and place them on the rack to cool. Once they are at the right temperature, I will move them to the finishing area, where I will hand-sprinkle them with sweet snow before handing them over to our packing team to be carefully packed ready for the next delivery.I’ve been with Rich’s, or David Powell as it was then, for six years now and I’m always amazed at how you start the day with nothing and end it with mountains of delicious products. I was 16 when I joined the business, with no experience or qualifications. I’m now 22 and a qualified baker, thanks to the support given to me by the company, and I take enormous pride in my work. It’s testament to the family atmosphere here that I am just as passionate about my job today as I was when I first started here. 3.30pmIt’s been a busy day so far, but thankfully, we’re well on track. I make a quick check on the trays containing the day’s products to see that they all look 100%.Then I take the opportunity to have a quick break and a bite to eat before heading back down to the bakery to complete our orders for the day. 11.15amTime for a quick team briefing. There are 10 people on my team and as it’s a busy bakery, we work in shifts over a six-day period. I have eight Polish guys working here with me at the moment and, while their English is great, my Polish is not the best.I’ve been trying to pick up a few phrases, but sometimes the words turn out to be not what I think they are, which always raises a few sniggers from the lads. 11.00amI head onto the floor to turn on the heaters for the stampers and the ovens. We’re in the middle of the festive season at the moment, so we’re working on a number of new Christmas lines and there’s a real buzz around the bakery.I’m the day supervisor, responsible for our luxury, award-winning mince pie range. We’re currently producing six varieties, all bespoke for our key customers, and turn around about 15,000 every day.We deliver the mince pies fresh twice a day and, as we take a flexible approach to meeting customer demand, our actual orders for tomorrow won’t come in until around 2.30pm.It’s my job to make sure that we deliver on customer orders, so being prepared for – and reacting to – fluctuating orders is an enjoyable challenge.I take a look at yesterday’s figures and estimate how many pies we will need to make during the day so that we can all get started.One of our major coffee shop customers – a world-leading chain – is having great success with its mince pie range and, with Christmas approaching, I make an extra allowance for an increase in its order for tomorrow. We’re going to be busy.center_img 2.30pmConfirmation of tomorrow’s order comes in and I am pleased that I made extra provisions because, as predicted, our customer has increased its order. I call the team round to let them know the exact figures and reallocate a few tasks. 1.30pmThe first batch of mince pies is in the oven and it’s my job to watch over them. We use deck ovens at Rich’s, rather than modern travelling ones, so it’s vital that I keep an eye on the pies to ensure that they are baked just right – not too pale and not too dark – and that the pastry is light and crumbly to eat. 11.30amThe team is split into two to make our mince pies. As every product is hand crafted and finished, it’s no simple task. I coordinate the first team, who are busy stamping out the pastry cases. We do each one individually as it adds to the consistency of the product.The butter pastry is then individually hand-placed into the foil cases and deep-filled with premium, citrus-infused mincemeat before being passed on to the second team, who put on the pastry lids and top them with sugar. They then go into the oven to bake.The love and attention that goes into every one of Rich’s mince pies is, in my opinion, what makes them stand out from the long-life boxed products that fill the supermarket shelves at this time of year. I challenge anyone to come up with a better mince pie than ours! 10.30amI arrive at the bakery and chat with the guys about last night’s football match. I’m a keen Liverpool supporter and, the previous evening, they drew with Portsmouth, a team that most of the lads here support. I wish we’d won!last_img read more

England Golf Rules Schools to be held in Hertfordshire

first_img21 Aug 2012 England Golf Rules Schools to be held in Hertfordshire Following the success of previous events, England Golf has announced that it will be running another two County Rules Schools this autumn. Both will take place at Hadley Wood Golf Club in Hertfordshire. The emphasis will be on practical tuition and demonstrations that will cover some of the most commonly encountered rulings. The Rules Schools will also give delegates the opportunity to put their knowledge and learning to the test through refereeing role-play sessions and by sitting an exam on the Rules of Golf. England Golf County Rules Schools have been running for two years and have already been to Gloucestershire, Suffolk, Worcestershire, Lancashire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Devon attracting over 250 delegates. Not only have these schools helped to improve the Rules knowledge of all those who attended, many delegates have passed with distinction giving their associated County Unions a potential new source of qualified ‘County Referees’ to officiate at County championships and tournaments. “We are delighted to be taking our County Rules School to Hertfordshire for the first time and in particular to Hadley Wood Golf Club. We are aware that counties surrounding London like Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Essex have a strong knowledge base when it comes to Rules of Golf and all have active Tournament Panels” says Toby Thorne, England Golf Deputy Championship Manager. “Our Rules Schools enable those who are already experienced county referees to gain a qualification that is recognised nationally, whilst also giving opportunity for a wider number of people to improve and further their rules knowledge. A key focus of the County Rules School programme is to provide hands-on experience, guidance and insight into the duties of a referee, which we believe offers the best way of learning and improving performance.” Delegates should have at least a basic understanding of the Rules of Golf before attending. Advice will be given on how to prepare for the exam which is several weeks after the first day of practical tuition. Dates for the Autumn Rules Schools are : Day 1: Mon 15th October                   Day 2 (inc. Exam): Mon 26th November      Venue: Hadley Wood Golf Club, Barnet Closing date for applications : Friday 7th September. Day 1: Mon 22nd October               Day 2 (inc. Exam): Mon 3rd December Venue: Hadley Wood Golf Club, Barnet  Closing date for applications : Friday 21st September. The fee for attending an England Golf County Rules School is £50.  The course is open to delegates from counties throughout England. For further information and how to register for a school visit www.englandgolf.org/rulesschoollast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgSubmitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMeet Buddy, a 5 year old male Rottweiler and Chow Chow mix.  He is a super sweet boy who walks well on his leash, knows his basic obedience commands, and is very playful. He loves to go camping, and always enjoys time playing fetch the stick and will play for as long as you want to. Buddy knows ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Down’ so you can see he is a very smart boy.He is good around other pets but gets nervous around small noisy, active children. A secure fenced yard would be perfect for Buddy so he can safely play without the worry of wandering off. Buddy is up-to-date on his shots and has been neutered.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to help them.  Visit our website at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact Adopt-A-Pet, on Jensen Road in Shelton, at at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.  Join us on Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington”. Facebook58Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

In 1998 a football magazine predicted how David Beckham will look in 2020 –…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PAAdvertisement j77w1vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc6m9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evhu67( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s3dWould you ever consider trying this?😱a5aCan your students do this? 🌚1tr2cRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been seven yeas since David Beckham retired from professional football, but even to this day, he remains one of the most popular footballers ever, and not just for his amazing talents on the field, but also for his good looks. Even at present, the 44 year old remains one of the iconic faces of the beautiful game, and has been a fashion icon since he entered modelling. However, not everyone had the right idea of what the Manchester United youth would become after a couple of decades, and British football magazine FourFourTwo had the worst prediction of how the English football star would look like in 2020. See for yourself how wrong they were!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PAIn 1998, when Beckham, 23, was in his sixth year with the senior Red Devils team, FourFourTwo decided to spice things up by predicting how the young midfielder would appear to look like 22 years later.They came up with a photo-shopped image of Beckham, who was balding, had  unibrow and bad teeth. Check out the photo here.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterHow understatement and hilariously wrong it turned out to be, because check the man out today, shining even in his forties-Image Courtesy: Action ImagesNot just mispredicting the People’s Magazine’s 2015 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’s future appearance, FourFourTwo also made a mocking statement on how Beckham’s future would turn out to be: “Things went distinctly pear shaped for the Man United starlet after his club missed out on the 1998 championship and he lost his entire personal fortune in the Brylcreem crash of 2005.”Advertisement Even though Beckham became a subject of reprimand due to the 1998 World Cup red card incident, and had enough backlash from his fan base and the English media, who even predicted a horrible future for the player.“Now well into his forties, he is reduced to appearing for England veterans’ teams alongside his fellow Fergie fledglings and reminiscing wistfully about his glory days,” the statement added.However, the player enjoyed a stellar career, later joining La Liga elites Real Madrid, MLS side LA Galaxy and hanging his boots at Paris Saint Germain. Following his retirement, Beckham enjoys his life as one of the most famous celebrities of the world.Also read-Unai Emery’s ex girlfriend reveals he called her a ‘white witch’ and blamed her for Arsenal sackChinese footballer Yu Hanchao’s contract terminated by club after he’s caught on camera altering license plate! Advertisementlast_img read more