US Navy’s Enterprise aircraft carrier is no longer nuclear

first_img View post tag: Huntington Ingalls Industries Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is no longer nuclear US Navy’s 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is no longer nuclear April 11, 2018 View post tag: aircraft carrier View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: CVN 65 Authorities View post tag: Nuclear-Powered Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the inactivation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 65).As part of a process that began in 2013, more than 1,000 shipbuilders defueled Enterprise’s eight nuclear reactors, inactivated its propulsion systems and prepared its hull for final tow.Newport News Shipbuilding completed the inactivation base work in December 2017, and the government contracting office review and certification of the paperwork has just been completed.As informed, the ship will remain at Newport News to complete post-inactivation work to prepare it for storage in the Hampton Roads area until a disposal plan is determined by the US Navy.“With all of the lessons we learned from inactivating the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in our company’s 130-year history, we look forward to bringing that knowledge to the inactivation of the Nimitz class of aircraft carriers, beginning with CVN 68 in 2025,” Chris Miner, Newport News’ vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs, commented.Built by Newport News shipbuilders and christened in September 1960, Enterprise provided a record 51 consecutive years of service to the navy. The only one of its class, the aircraft carrier aided in the Cuban Missile Crisis and operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn, as well as naval maritime security operations.The ship was decommissioned on February 3, 2017.The shipbuilding company is currently performing advance construction on the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80), the ninth US Navy ship to bear this name. Award of the CVN 80 detail design and construction contract is anticipated in 2018. Share this articlelast_img read more

HODGE, LINDA (nee: Monaco)

first_img65, of Moncks Corner, SC, formerly of Bayonne, passed away on April 3, 2017 with her husband Keith at her side. Linda was born and raised in Jersey City and had lived in Bayonne for several years prior to moving to Florida and then settling in South Carolina. She was a manager for Moore Business Forms Printing Company in New York City for 20 years prior to her retirement. Linda was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph D. Corkery, Jr. in 1998; her parents, Anthony & Lena (nee: Smallze) Monaco; and a brother, Anthony Monaco. She is survived by her husband, Keith Hodge; a son David Monaco; siblings, Robert Monaco, Diane McLaughlin, and Mary Flynn; and a grandson, Joseph Monaco. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Linda’s memory to the American Cancer Society ( Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24-32 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Staying Safe in a Winter Wonderland

first_imgBy Pamela GarofoloI have experienced many weather emergencies in the past 10 years while working at The Shores in Ocean City.Being on a barrier island we regularly deal with what Mother Nature sends us, from severe tidal flooding – to 12 straight days of subfreezing temps and blizzard conditions this past January. I assisted the team evacuate the entire building during hurricanes Irene and Sandy, as well as weathered through (pun intended) many “shelter in place” events, including winter storm Juno.During these events our goals were to have the residents in our care experience minimal disruptions to their routine and making sure our staffers are safe and fresh. Even though we are a community that provides all services for our residents on our campus, many of the lessons learned and principles apply to those who receive care at home, no matter what stage of dementia.Have a plan: Working in a licensed community we are required to have a disaster plan for almost any possible emergency. The website is an excellent place for anyone to start. It is easy to navigate and covers many different scenarios. They can help you build an emergency kit with a suggested check list beyond the standard battery run radio and flashlights. There are even pages dedicated to seniors and those with disabilities. Have a plan for pets: Are you sensing a planning theme here? Many people who have dementia rely on their routine and have a difficult time shifting direction. If they walk their dog every day at 5 p.m., they may expect to continue even if there is 3 feet of snow on the ground. Keep in mind dementia is not just being forgetful, it is cognitive loss as well. Cognition includes judgment and reasoning. They may not be able to understand the risk involved walking in the snow without a coat, or will not be willing to leave pets behind if they need to relocate. Pamela Garofolo, corporate manager of Tapestries Initiatives for United Methodist Communities, says everyone should have an emergency plan.Know when to ask for help and where to get it: I could not talk about weather and emergency preparedness without recognizing our city and county emergency management teams. I suspect all teams are just as wonderful as the ones I know, but they continue to amaze me every time with their kindness, hard work, and knowledge. They are a wealth of resources for up to date information and share notifications about potential events as soon as possible. You do not need to work in a community like ours to participate and utilize your local teams and to sign up for email and phone notifications. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management even has a special needs registry that is passed on to local and neighborhood teams. Call 211 or visit for more information on programs and emergency assistance available to you and your loved one. And don’t forget to keep a list of local emergency numbers and post it on your fridge. Have a plan for the helpers: We talk with our staff upon orientation and let them know they may be required to pack a bag and spend the night during weather events. If we evacuate they come with us, and we provide hotel accommodations and meals for them and their families. If you are bringing in care givers to your home, have this conversation with them and their company when they start. Will they be willing to spend the night? Will they come with you if you need to temporarily relocate the person with dementia? Will you help pay for the expense of travel? This should be discussed with unpaid and family caregivers too. Who will spend a few nights with them if needed? Will the person with dementia be safe if no one can get to them? Are you able to take them into your home for a few nights if required? United Methodist Communities in Ocean City is a full-service care facility, from assisted living to hospice.center_img Don’t panic and keep things light: People with dementia have difficulty understanding the environment around them, but they can read your energy and rely on your calm and strength when the world is confusing to them. Don’t leave the news on, even in the background. If it looks scary or could frighten the person with dementia. Treat it like a slumber party. Plan things to do like bake cookies or fold laundry. One of my favorite work memories was when we evacuated to our sister community in Pitman during Sandy. When we arrived we guided our residents off the bus and into a lounge area where snacks and refreshments were waiting. One of our residents, noticing one of my staff members was very pregnant, became excited and asked if we were all here for a baby shower. Framing this as an opportunity, we proceeded to have an impromptu baby shower sitting in a circle and collecting the resident’s best baby advice.With New Jersey winter now here, the question is not if we have a weather/snow event, it is a matter of when. A little planning can go a long way to keep you and your loved one safe and secure through potential upcoming weather. Stay warm everyone and “let’s be careful out there.”Pamela Garofolo is corporate manager of Tapestries Initiatives for United Methodist Communities in Ocean City. Don’t forget comfort: Remember that kit you made back in tip No. 1? Be sure to add creature comforts and guilty pleasures. As you check to make sure you have enough medication on hand that should include Tylenol or Motrin. Extreme weather can aggravate pain in joints, create sinus headaches, and more. Keep in mind the person with dementia may not be able to communicate this pain and may just appear restless, cranky or difficult. If you are relocating your loved one be sure to think about all aspects of comfort. Take their favorite outfit and old familiar robe. Now is not the time to purchase a new outfit in hopes of getting them to change their clothing. This could create conflict and add to the stress of the day. Be sure to have lots of comfort foods on hand like ice cream, hot chocolate and cookies.last_img read more

Cake Box expects 40% hike in half-year turnover

first_imgEgg-free cake specialist Cake Box is expecting to report a 40% increase in revenue to £8.3m for the first half of its financial year.The business, which listed on AIM this summer, has today made a trading update for the six months ended 30 September 2018 ahead of its half-year results, to be reported on 26 November 2018.Founded in 2008 in East London, the business has a manufacturing site in Enfield and supplies a range of fresh cream cakes that can be personalised and collected within one hour.Cake Box said it traded strongly during the half year, with average sales per store continuing to grow.The business also made a record number of store openings, with 15 franchise sites added during the period to bring the total number of stores to 102.  Recent openings included Bletchley, Northampton and Derby.“We have delivered a strong trading performance for the period, during which we successfully completed our IPO in June,” said CEO Sukh Chamdal. “We continue to build momentum.”“We look forward to the second half of the financial year with confidence, with a strong pipeline of new franchise stores putting us on track to match the number of stores opened during the first half.”The company, which said making all its cakes egg-free enabled it to target a larger potential market, was aiming to open a total of 250 franchise stores in the UK.last_img read more

Stuart’s of Buckhaven invests in bakery qualifications

first_imgSource: Stuart’s of BuckhavenScottish bakery Stuart’s of Buckhaven has invested in several qualifications for its workforce.The bakery hopes to create a skilled workforce for the future, as it said it wanted to nurture a new generation of craft bakers.During lockdown, demand for its baked goods soared, as more consumers shopped locally, it added. This led to managing director Keith Stuart working alongside the bakers to help keep up with demand.Staff members are currently studying for bakery qualifications, such as Craft Bakery Skills Level 2, Food Sales & Service Skills Level 2 and Food & Drink Operations Level 3.“Training is essential for our staff to keep their skills up to date and to keep them motivated to continue to continue to learn. Only by investing in our people can we truly help to future proof our business,” said Mark Stuart, director of Stuart’s of Buckhaven.Cameron Winton has worked at the bakery for six years and held the role of shop manager for the last year. He has recently completed Food Sales & Service Skills at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 5.“I started studying for this qualification to gain a better all-round knowledge of food safety, health and safety at work. The focus of this course is more on the quality of service along with giving me more rounded knowledge for this job role. I can really see the benefits in how I deliver my role day to day and I hope to sign up to the next level of qualification in the next few months,” Winton said.last_img read more

Metallica Members Play National Anthem Ahead Of Golden State Warriors NBA Finals Game [Watch]

first_imgWednesday night’s NBA Finals game between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Oakland, CA’s Oracle Arena featured a pre-game performance of the National Anthem by Metallica‘s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett. As the Oracle Arena announcer stated while introducing the two local musical heroes, “From day one, this band has called the Golden State its home.”The pair took to the hardwood for a rocking instrumental rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” similar to the various versions they’ve delivered at nearby Oracle Park ahead of the San Francisco Giants‘ annual “Metallica Night.” Much like their recent “Metallica Night” National Anthem, Hetfield and Hammett’s performance ahead of the Warriors game saw them rock the team’s logos and slogans on their clothing and gear.Watch Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett play “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the Warriors game at Oracle Arena below:James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett (Metallica) – “The Star-Spangled Banner” – Oracle Arena[Video: SPORTSNET]Metallica isn’t the only Bay Area musical act that has publicly supported the Warriors of late. At a recent Warriors playoff game, the Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir and fellow Bay Area native Jackie Greene delivered an a cappella rendition of the Anthem. Weir has also been spotted in the crowd on various occasions rooting on the Golden State squad, often alongside NBA Hall of Fame-er and noted Deadhead Bill Walton.While the Warriors wound up losing the game to the Raptors (bringing the score of the best-of-seven series to 2-1 with Toronto in the lead), they’ll have a chance to even the score when Game 4 takes place at Oracle Arena on Friday night.last_img read more

The history at Houghton

first_imgHarvard’s neo-Georgian Houghton Library, which occupies the first building at an American university designed to house rare books and manuscripts, was built in 1942 with a gift from Arthur A. Houghton Jr. ’29, and was quickly celebrated for its innovative climate-control, shelving, and air-filtration systems. Soon Houghton was a national model for similar archives.Houghton’s physical antecedent was Harvard’s fabled “Treasure Room” at the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library. This grand exhibition space opened in 1915, in what is now the Periodicals Reading Room. Literary and historical gems went on rotating display there, including quarto editions of Shakespeare and first-edition works by John Milton.The Treasure Room was expanded in 1929 when gifts of rare books to the University seemed to come in a sudden flood. But by 1938 Harvard library director Keyes D. Metcalf was lobbying for a separate space for Harvard’s rarities, in part of his campaign to decentralize collections and to stem growing pressures at Widener.When Lamont Library opened in 1949, one underground level was given to the ever-growing Houghton. And when the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library opened in 1976, Houghton acquired even more space. Today, staffers freely traverse the underground portions of this triumvirate of libraries, moving up lighted ramps from one secure space to another. (There are also underground connections to Widener.)This modern expansion of Harvard’s collection capacity, from 1942 on, resulted in today’s locked-down, climate-controlled warren of literary treasures at Houghton. There are rooms devoted to paper artifacts from poets John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and Amy Lowell, as well as a suite of materials related to 18th-century English essayist, logophile, and literary critic Samuel Johnson.In Houghton’s deepest sub-basement, thousands of feet of shelves are lined with neat black boxes — the resting places of eye-popping literary treasures, including the Emerson family papers. Leslie Morris, Houghton’s curator of modern books and manuscripts, carefully opened one slipcase box earlier this year. Inside was the 1856 journal of Ralph Waldo Emerson, its pages alive with bold handwriting. Some passages were crossed out, a sign they had been mined for literary product elsewhere. “He used his journals,” said Morris, “as his quarry.”***Each generation of literary materials presents its own challenges, said Morris, who led Harvard journalists on a private tour of Houghton. Keats, for instance, wrote with “iron gall” ink, whose corrosive chemical profile, as acidic as lemons, can eat holes through paper. This ink formulation, in use from the 12th through the 19th centuries, can degrade over time or even destroy a manuscript.A more modern challenge is the fragile chemistry of fax paper. It’s a signature problem in the voluminous Gore Vidal papers now housed at Houghton. To this day, the prolific author refuses to use email, and over the years has sent and received volumes of faxes. But facsimiles quickly fade, said Morris, and there is no reliable way to recover these “fugitive” images, except to copy what is still readable.The Vidal collection, one of Houghton’s largest 20th century holdings, arrived over the past decade in 400 cartons and took almost five years to process. It contained a reminder of another major challenge for contemporary archivists: film, videotape, and audiotape. The Vidal archive includes thousands of feet of magnetic and electronic material in a span of formats, some of them archaic. It’s an issue that archivists grapple with increasingly.By contrast, the John Updike papers include little such material, and could be mistaken for papers from an earlier era. The author himself packed and labeled his yearly donations in neat cartons. “He could have been an archivist,” said Morris. “He was very organized in his habits.” ***Modern literary archives also have their minor challenges. Take a humble, but potentially ruinous, issue like a favorite brand of transparent tape. Some brands dry and flake off as they age; others turn gummy.Earlier this year Houghton archivists sent a batch of at-risk Updike pages to Harvard’s Weissman Preservation Center. Experts there try to fix or control the runaway chemistry of tape, glue, paper, and photo surfaces.There is a further modern challenge for archivists: the fate of the computers and word processors on which much of today’s literature is produced. Pioneering archivists at Emory University have author Salman Rushdie’s old Mac computers, and are exploring ways to mine text documents, emails, and other artifacts of data. It’s the kind of digital archaeology that one day will be a common archival pursuit.Updike wrote first drafts of his fiction in longhand. He had a computer too, but it’s not in the archive, said Morris. “Mrs. Updike continues to use it.”Other archival challenges are timeless, including an author’s wish for privacy, and the restrictions that grow out of that wish. The Vidal archive is an open book, for instance, with two exceptions: A World War II diary requires special permission to see, and there is a 10-year moratorium on the author’s financial records.There are also a few common sense restrictions on archival materials, “in many cases because of fragility,” said Houghton assistant curator Heather Cole. That includes items that predate Christ, like the extensive collection of documents on papyrus. It also extends to the John Keats manuscripts and to the Emily Dickinson family books that are printed on brittle stock.When the originals are too fragile to handle, “we like to have a surrogate available,” said Cole — often a digitized version. But this is not always possible. Why? That reveals the ultimate challenge to archivists everywhere: staff time and money.In receiving new material, archivists often have to winnow collections for irrelevant material. “We try to see it doesn’t come in the door,” said Morris, who turned down Vidal’s receipts for dry cleaning. “Sometimes all that noise in an archive can drown everything out.”Some of the noise gets through, however, in Houghton’s minor collection of artifacts — including jewelry, spectacles, even pulled teeth. The library has a teacup of Dickinson’s, a pair of magician Harry Houdini’s handcuffs, and a pencil made at the factory owned by the family of author Henry David Thoreau. It has author-related coins, buttons, glass, and statuettes, all of which arrived as separate gifts. Some of these artifacts wind up in Houghton’s “Z closet,” the space for odds and ends named after Houghton’s standard cataloging designation for non-paper materials.Others are shelved in boxes, including the library’s extensive collection of death masks — providing a way of seeing authors through more than their manuscripts. Should they chose, scholars can ask to view, among others, those of James Joyce, William James, and Walt Whitman (whose beard and chest are included).last_img read more

Garber, Gawande elected into APS

first_imgThe American Philosophical Society (APS) recently elected 35 new members, including two Harvard faculty members: William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies Marjorie Garber, and Atul Gawande, associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health.An eminent scholarly organization of international reputation, the society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. This country’s first learned society, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for more than 250 years.last_img

Kathleen Turner Replaces Director in Would You Still Love Me If…

first_img Would You Still Love Me If… Off-Broadway drama! Kathleen Turner, the star of Would You Still Love Me If…, will now also direct the production, replacing Nona Gerard (no reason given). Meanwhile, Roya Shanks (The Slap) has been tapped to step in for co-star Deborah Cox (something to do with “increasing conflicts with the play’s October performance schedule”).The world premiere of John S. Anastasi’s love story that tackles the issue of transgender identity will still begin previews on September 26. Opening night remains scheduled for October 10 at New World Stages.Would You Still Love Me If…is the story of Danya and Addison, caring intelligent young women with a promising future and a baby on the way, but there’s a lifelong secret that threatens to destroy all they hold dear—prompting the profound question…why do we love who we love?In addition to Turner and Shanks, the cast will include Rebecca Brooksher and Sofia Jean Gomez. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Islanders Lose First Game in New Brooklyn Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Chris VaccaroThe New York Islanders are Brooklyn’s team now. After 43 years of playing games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the franchise opened the season in its new digs 30 miles west at Barclays Center.The Islanders welcomed the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to their housewarming, and ultimately lost the first regular season NHL game on Atlantic Avenue, 3-2, in overtime Friday night before an announced sellout crowd of 15,795.Patrick Kane scored two goals for Chicago, including a power play tally in overtime to ice the game.It was fitting that Islanders captain John Tavares scored the team’s first goal at Barclays when he netted a rebound just in front of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford at 5:22 of the first period.“I thought about that when he scored, probably just like everybody else,” said Islanders coach Jack Capuano. “He’s your captain, your best player. First game here in Brooklyn and he bangs the first one in. It’s something that he’ll remember and it’ll go down in history.”There were some noticeable differences in the arena compared to the Coliseum, including a slow ice surface that appeared to aid in the first goal of the game. Chicago’s Artem Anisimov, who picked off a pass from Brock Nelson intended for Nick Leddy, skated down ice to beat Islanders’ goalie Thomas Greiss on a shorthanded goal with 13:28 left in the first.“It wasn’t great,” Tavares said of the ice, also noting that they’re still adjusting to the new confines.Multiple pucks took random caroms and odd bounces from the texture of the ice and fresh boards.“The boards are pretty hot here,” said Chicago’s Kane. “[Pucks] come off pretty fast. You could see a lot of missed plays tonight, where you missed shots on net and they come right back out to the slot. There are some chances to be had there.”The aesthetics and ambiance were also different from what the team and fans would normally expect at the Coliseum.“I thought the fans were into it,” said Islanders coach Capuano. “It was loud. Obviously a different atmosphere than the Coliseum, but the guys were looking forward to this game and dropping the puck here tonight.”There are noticeably fewer Islanders banners hanging in the rafters, though they did retain the banners that honor the team’s Stanley Cup championships and retired jersey numbers.All conference and division championships have been condensed to two banners, however, compared to the myriad of orange, white and blue historic pieces that used to hug the Coliseum rafters for decades.“There’s no secret it’s a new time for the franchise,” said Tavares. “It certainly is a little different and I think it’s just some getting used to. I think it’s new, but I don’t think you ever want to change what the Islanders are and what they represent, and what they’ve done, and certainly what we’re trying to do. I know our fans are passionate about that. I think the organization is that way, and the guys in here understand that as well.”Among the fans in attendance for the historic game was Dan Wittekind of Holbrook, a former season-ticket holder.“My Dad and I were season-ticket holders since 2000 but not anymore,” he told the Press. “I think we may try to go to about 10 games this season. It’s just too long for us to travel on the train.”Also on hand was Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat who was looking to secure votes in next month’s Election Day race against Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, who wants to replace Singas as DA.Many Isle’s fans blame Murray for the team moving to Brooklyn, pointing to the town board’s decision during her tenure that effectively killed outgoing owner Charles Wang’s Lighthouse Project. The sentiment was summed up in a sign several fans held that replaced the “K” with an “H” on one of Murray’s campaign signs so it read “Hate Murray.”An Islanders fan replaced the “K” with and “H” in Kate Murray’s campaign sign. (Photo by Joseph Nuzzo)last_img read more