USS Constitution Begins CPO Heritage Weeks

first_img View post tag: begins View post tag: Heritage View post tag: CPO August 20, 2014 View post tag: Weeks Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Share this articlecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Constitution Begins CPO Heritage Weeks USS Constitution Sailors kicked off their annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Weeks Aug. 18. View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas More than 300 CPO selectees and mentors from throughout the fleet will report to Old Ironsides during the next two weeks for U.S. Navy history, heritage and leadership training aboard the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat.These will be the final CPO Heritage Weeks conducted with Constitution pier side until 2018, as the ship will be entering dry-dock for a three year planned restoration period beginning in early 2015.The first group of CPO selectees and mentors arrived in Charlestown Navy Yard Monday afternoon and immediately began a heritage training program that will include history and heritage instruction as well as team building and leadership exercises to help prepare the selectees to be Navy chief petty officers.CPO selectees will also be marching in formation throughout Boston to visit historic sites, learn about U.S. history and Boston’s ties to naval history, in addition to conducting a heritage fun run along Boston’s Freedom Trail during the week.USS Constitution hosted only a single CPO Heritage Week last year due to the effects of federal sequestration, so her crew is excited to resume the traditional two week format in 2014.USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, actively defended sea lanes against global threats from 1797 to 1855. Now a featured destination on Boston’s Freedom Trail, Constitution and her crew of U.S. Navy Sailors offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history and the importance of naval seapower to more than 500,000 visitors each year.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: USS Constitution USS Constitution Begins CPO Heritage Weekslast_img read more

Full/Assoc/Asst Professor for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Built Environment(68216)

first_imgYou Belong at a University that’s Leading the WayThe College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) at theUniversity of Florida (UF) invites applications for three 9-monthopen-rank tenure-track faculty (Full Prof/Assoc/Asst) positionsunder the theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the BuiltEnvironment. Successful candidates will have expertise in either ofthe following areas: (1) Automated Design and Construction(Automation in Design or Construction Automation andRobotics); and (2) Smart and Resilient BuiltEnvironments. These positions are part of a major new $70million collaborative initiative by UF ( ) to build on itsstrengths as an international model for AI research, education andthe ethical advancement of society. This includes access to themost powerful AI supercomputer in academia (, and collaboration with innovators in AI technology and its manyapplications ( Intelligence in the College of Design, Constructionand PlanningDCP offers an established environment of influential research anddevelopment of AI solutions for the built environment thatstretches over four decades. The college currently includes threerecipients of the prestigious ASCE Computing in CivilEngineering Award (a record unmatched by any other academicinstitution) honoring contributions to computing research,education, and service – a significant component of this work is inthe field of AI. AI expertise within the college spans all itsdisciplines. Current AI interests among the college’s facultyinclude: The University of Florida and the College of Design,Construction and PlanningUF, founded in 1853, is one of the state’s oldest academicinstitutions and among the nation’s most academically diversepublic universities. It was recently ranked 6th among U.S. publicuniversities and belongs to the prestigious Association of AmericanUniversities (AAU). UF is one of the largest institutions of higherlearning in the country with more than 100 undergraduate majorsoffered in 16 colleges and more than 52,000 students.Established in 1925, DCP is a preeminent college of design,construction, and planning. The Fall 2020 enrollment is over 1,700students: 1200 undergraduates and 500 graduate students (including100+ PhD students). The College has over 100 fulltime facultymembers in addition to its academic, research, and administrativesupport staff. DCP is well equipped to address the major challengesposed by rapid technological advances, changing workforce skillsand demands, demographic changes, and the need for synergy betweenthe built and natural environments.DCP’s Commitment to DiversityDiversity and inclusion enrich our institution and the DCPcommunity, and we value the unique viewpoints a diverse group ofcolleagues provides. Achieving a top tier university ranking meanswe make it a priority to employ and work with people from manybackgrounds, cultures, abilities, and ethnicities to discover newways to leverage technology for research, education, and theethical advancement of society expected of a comprehensiveland-grant [email protected] OpportunityThe successful candidates should hold a relevant PhD or terminaldegree and will have a tenure home in one of the following collegeunits: Architecture, Construction Management, Interior Design,Landscape Architecture, or Urban and RegionalPlanning. A joint appointment between these units is possible.Competitive candidates should have demonstrated innovative researchand education interests in one of the two following areas: 2. Smart and Resilient Built Environments, including but notlimited to: Automated Design and Construction (Automation in Design orConstruction Automation and Robotics), including but not limitedto: Use of AI to anticipate and improve generative and parametricdesign & construction;Intelligent agents & distributed AI in design;Synthesis & integration of design, fabrication, &erection information;Construction robotics and human-robot team interactions.center_img Successful candidates will be positioned as key collaboratorswithin DCP and take an active role in the burgeoninguniversity-wide network of AI faculty. In addition to developingclose interactions with existing faculty, centers, and initiativeswithin DCP, these new AI hires will seek to build strongAI-centered collaborations with other colleges and entities at UF,as well as national and international centers of excellence. Thesepositions will require applicants to maintain active scholarship:producing peer-reviewed scholarship, securing externally fundedresearch, and directing graduate and undergraduate research andadvisement.Applications will be accepted until both positions are filled.Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at To ensure full consideration, the required documents should besubmitted by January 15, 2021 when the Search Committee will beginreviewing applications and will continue until the positions arefilled. A completed application should include a CV, letter ofinterest, research agenda/portfolio, and names and contactinformation for a minimum of three references (the references willnot be contacted prior to receiving permission fromapplicants).For additional information, contact Margaret Portillo, Ph.D.,Search Committee Chair ( [email protected] ), or Ian Flood,Ph.D., Search Committee Co-Chair ( [email protected] ). Dr. Portillo is happyto address queries on the position and search process. Questions onthe evolving AI initiatives in the college and on the UF campus canbe directed to Dr. Flood.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. ACOUSTIC MODELING: Architectural and environmental testing andapplications.BUILT ENVIRONMENT RESILIENCE: Health, emergency response,environmental data processing.ADAPTIVE AI: Resilient human-centered environmental planningand adaption.GENERATIVE DESIGN & DIGITAL FABRICATION: Project layoutdesign. Fabrication-informed design fabrication.BUILDING ENERGY MODELING: Urban energy modeling. Buildingenergy performance based on predictor variables. Transient heatflow through composite structures.BUILDING AND OTHER STRUCTURES DIAGNOSTICS: System leaksdiagnosis. Envelope failures. HVAC mechanical systems failure.Truck-bridge weigh-in-motion for fatigue crack growth estimation.Lowest flow elevations.AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS: Human Robot Interaction (Co-Robotics).Production line resource and task allocation. Agent basedsimulation modeling with complex emergent behavior. Productivityassessment.BUILDING OCCUPANT BEHAVIOR: Fire evacuation using agent-basedmodeling. Building energy conservation using agent-basedmodeling.PREDICTIVE MODELING: Budget contingency mark-up. Predictingblast wave peak pressure and impulse on buildings.EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Construction education. Constructionsafety training.INTEGRATED DESIGN-CONSTRUCTION: Agent-based collaborativedesign. Managing change and dependency in construction projects.Semantic integration of construction projects.IMAGE RECOGNITION: Construction automation. Constructionsafety. Object classification. Sentiment analysis. Use of AI to anticipate & improve resilience of human,built & natural environments;Advanced data analytics in the design & planning ofenvironmental systems;Emergent hazards & adaptive responses to climatechange-induced problems;Human-in-the-loop AI.last_img read more

Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

first_imgThe Standing Committee of the Oxford Union have voted to host the Steve Bannon event tomorrow as normal, after a cagey meeting.The society’s governing body voted by seven votes to six to continue with the event, and defeat Secretary Nick Brown’s attempt to disinvite the controversial American speaker.In the meeting, a number of committee members criticised both Bannon’s invitation and Union President Stephan Horvath’s decision to reveal the invitation to the committee 48 hours before the event.Horvath told committee members that if it is felt that Bannon was “inadequately challenged “at tomorrow’s event he would resign form his position.Union’s treasurer-elect, Amy Gregg, called the manner in which Horvath disclosed the invitation to the committee as “highly irresponsible”.Horvath defended this decision to delay the announcement telling the committee members that it was taken to minimise “public disruption”, citing the wide-spread reaction to  the Union hosting Marine Le Pen in 2015.Others, including ex-Union President in Trinity Term 1967, Stephen Marks, advocated against the event saying that it will give controversial speakers such as Bannon, a “veneer of credibility”.Marks, also a Labour Councillor, told the committee that it ought to be ashamed of itself, calling Bannon’s invitation “a gob in the face of the people of this city who have expressed concerns”.Stephen Horvath has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

May Crowning to be held at the Assumption of the Blessed…

first_imgThe Rosary Society will hold the annual May Crowning program to the Virgin Mary during the 9:20 liturgy on May 5 at the church, 32 East 25th Street in Bayonne. Rosarians Maria Fusiak will offer the flowered crown to the Virgin Icon and Vita Sydorenko will carry the crown on a Ukrainian pillow.As part of the ceremony, prayer petitions will be said for those suffering a lost of a loved one, illness, and suffering from persecution. Rosarians who have been members for many years will be honored for their dedication to the society and devotion to the Virgin Mary: Helen Billack, Maria Bilyk, Maria Ciko, Anna Czupyk, Anne Humen, Genevieve Kufta, Veronica Kushnir, and Anna Wanko. Reverend Vasyl Putera will offered the liturgy for their intentions and a brunch will follow the liturgy. ×last_img

Richemont Club hears from an Italian master

first_imgAn audience of 75 members from the British branch of the Richemont Club witnessed a recent demonstration of Italian baking by international president Piergiorgio Giorilli.The master baker, consul-tant and lecturer made 14 different products, of which the ciabatta and Mediterranean breads were particularly approved. To British eyes the dough for the ciabatta seemed remarkably wet, but it yielded a much more open texture and an excellent flavour.Three different flavours of focaccia were also demonstrated, as were breads with chocolate and figs and with pumpkin and walnuts.The demonstration was held at the premises of Martins Bakery in Manchester and was complemented by a buffet of Italian meats and antipasti.A visit to Slattery’s Bakery followed the next day, where exchange courses between Italy and England were arranged.last_img read more

Ex UB boss is new Continental Bakeries chairman

first_imgJeff van der Eems, the former chief executive of United Biscuits (UB), has been made chairman at European bakery group Continental Bakeries (CB).Van der Eems left UB in March, where he had been for more than 11 years. CB has recently been acquired by Silverfern and Goldman Sachs, from NPM Capital.Dutch brand CB makes biscuits and bread replacements – it has 12 factories in Western Europe and employs around 1,550 people.Ruud van Henten, chief executive of CB, said: “Jeff is an industry veteran and his deep industry expertise will be of great value to us.”Van der Eems said of the move: “The European biscuits and bread replacement market is highly fragmented and ripe for consolidation.”last_img

Data Services or Predictable Performance? – You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

first_imgWith All-Flash storage systems the expectation of predictable performance is a given.  So, if predictable performance is a given then what sets one All-Flash array apart from others?The answer is DATA SERVICES!Data services are what make today’s All-Flash storage intelligent and add the unique capabilities required for the new cloud era.So what exactly are data services in the context of All-Flash storage?Data services provide functionality, above and beyond storing data which help simplify, optimize, protect and at the end of the day get more from your storage investment.  Quick examples of data services include snap copies, quality of service, remote replication, intelligent caching, data reduction, encryption and many more…So why don’t all storage systems offer all possible data services?  It comes down to design and architecture. Developing, testing and supporting data services, especially at the tier-1 mission critical level, is no small effort and requires a long term commitment and vast engineering resources. Also, running data services within a storage array requires system resources such as CPU and memory, very valuable commodities within today’s storage systems.  If there aren’t enough resources available to run multiple data services then things like predictable performance can be impacted.Dell EMC offers a portfolio of All-Flash storage systems to meet a range of use cases and customer requirements.  Each product has a unique design and architecture to meet a specific range of requirements and price points.  We understand, for example, that there is a difference between what you can expect from a dual controller architecture (like our industry leading mid-range Dell EMC Unity product line) compared to a multi-controller ‘scale out’ architecture (like our industry leading tier-1 Dell EMC VMAX and XtremIO product lines).  Both certainly play a key role in satisfying our customers’ varying requirements but both also offer their own range of data services based on their architectural design.What happens when you try to run too many data services on an architecture not designed or proven to be able to handle them?  Simple – you run out of resources (like CPU and memory) and something has to give.One example of where we believe a storage vendor may be trying to get too much out of their architecture is Pure Storage and their FlashArray product line.If you have seen the list of data services Pure Storage recently announced (many of which are not yet available) a few questions come to mind:Can their FlashArray dual-controller architecture handle running everything they announced while maintaining predictable performance?How will performance tradeoffs be managed?Will they really be able to execute on their committed timeline?As mentioned earlier, it is data services that set one storage system apart from another so we understand why Pure Storage is trying to pack their FlashArray with all the basic data services they were missing, some of which customers have been waiting on for a while.  But, when you look at the architecture of their FlashArray product, and when you take into consideration the FlashArray already has to throttle back on data reduction when the system gets busy to maintain performance, we think it seems unlikely it can handle running even more data services in parallel.  How will these additional data services get enough resources to operate without impacting performance and/or other data services already running?Key Questions to Ask Pure Storage:Is FlashArray now utilizing resources from both controllers (front and back end) to try and provide more resources for data services? If so how will this impact controller failovers and/or upgrades when one controller goes offline?Will there be best practices for deploying data services without impacting each other or overall performance?Can you leverage QoS to make sure performance of critical data services (like remote replication) are not affected by other data services absorbing resources?Will you have to choose between performance and data services based on which, and how many, data services you want to run?To use an automobile analogy – the Ford Fusion (4 cylinder, 5 passenger car) and Ford Explorer (8 cylinder, 7 passenger SUV) are both consistently best sellers but they have completely different designs and serve different markets.  No matter how much you dress up a Ford Fusion to look like a Ford Explorer it still has the engine and body of a Ford Fusion.  Moral of the story – if you want to offer a bigger and more powerful solution you need to design one from the ground up.It will be interesting to see how things play out.  Let us know what you hear!Want to learn more from our ongoing blog series, check out these recent blogs:NVMe – the Yellow Brick Road to New Levels of PerformanceScale Out or Sputter Out? Why Every All-Flash NAS Platform Isn’t Created EqualMission Critical Is More Than Just a Buzzwordlast_img read more

Randolph Woman Arrested For Alleged Assault At Kennedy Residence

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.POLAND – A Randolph woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting two people at a Kennedy address on Friday night.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Carrie Congdon, 47, allegedly assaulted a person in the driveway of a Mud Creek Road residence just after 11:30 p.m.Deputies say Congdon then allegedly forced entry into the house and assault a second person while preventing them from calling 911.Through investigation, deputies believed that Congdon drove to the house while intoxicated. She is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and driving while intoxicated.Deputies say Congdon was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The global wind industry will add more than 626GW of new capacity — representing more than $1trn of investment — over the 2019-28 period, according to a new report from Navigant Research.This represents more than a doubling of the 591.1GW of wind installed around the world at the end of 2018, adding up to a total of more than 1,217GW (1.2TW).This tenfold growth in “wind capacity value” will be “led by countries in Asia-Pacific and non-traditional markets in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa,” said Jesse Broehl, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.The global offshore market will experience a 16% compound annual growth rate over the period, with China, Taiwan and Europe being the leading markets, according to the Global Wind Energy Overview report.The study says that 51.4GW of wind was installed globally in 2018, down from the 52.9GW recorded in 2017. The Global Wind Energy Council put the 2018 figure at 51.3GW.“This growth is flat but behind these top-line figures resides profound shifts throughout global wind power markets and promising outlooks on the future of the industry throughout most global markets,” says the report.[Leigh Collins]More: Global wind capacity to more than double to 1.2TW by 2028: report Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GWlast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Crash Edit from the Faction Collective

first_imgNo one ever said good footage comes easy. Check out what went into the filming of “We Are the Faction Collective” web series. Oh, and by the way, Faction skis rock — we tested them last spring in Jackson Hole with Marmot and Exum Mountain Guides and they did not disappoint.Editing and cinematography : Etienne MérelAdditional filmers : Bokeh Production // Maxime Moulin // Benjamin NardiniColor correction : BeaurepaireSong : Sleigh Bells – A/B MachinesFind out more: // //