Rolls-Royce Lands Two US Navy Contracts Worth Up to USD 496 Million

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Rolls-Royce Lands Two US Navy Contracts Worth Up to USD 496 Million Rolls-Royce has been awarded two contracts worth a combined value up to $496 million to support T56 engines on US government aircraft.Under a $406 million, six-year contract, Rolls-Royce will provide parts, plus field and engineering support, for thousands of T56 engines. The contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency and will support approximately 1,000 C-130, P-3 and C-2 aircraft in service with the US Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Customs and Border Control and international fleets.A separate contract from the US Navy for up to $90 million includes engine repairs for E-2 Hawkeye aircraft, which are powered by two T56-A-427 engines. The five-year contract is renewable annually and is valued at $17 million for the first year.Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President Defense Services, said, “These contracts demonstrate our continued success in supporting our customers and the thousands ofRolls-Royce T56 engines powering their operations. Our mission remains the same: to keep these fleets in the air as their operators require, and we will continue to focus on innovative solutions to provide affordable support for our customers.”Rolls-Royce T56 engines have been in production since the 1950s and have been proven in the field as dependable and efficient powerplants operating around the globe. The T56 engine fleet has accumulated more than 200 million engine flight hours.[mappress]Press Release, October 07, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: lands Equipment & technology Rolls-Royce Lands Two US Navy Contracts Worth Up to USD 496 Million View post tag: contracts View post tag: Naval View post tag: Rolls-Royce View post tag: Defence October 7, 2013center_img View post tag: 496 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: worth View post tag: USD Share this article View post tag: two View post tag: up View post tag: millionlast_img read more

Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall Visits The Rhombus With High Times Editor Jen Bernstein In New Videos

first_imgYou can also listen to the full episode below. Enjoy! Late last year, Phish lyricist and frequent Trey Anastasio collaborator Tom Marshall launched his new podcast, Under The Scales, to dive into various aspects of the culture surrounding Phish from his inside perspective. For Episode 009 of the series, Marshall brought High Times editor Jen Bernstein to his hometown of Princeton, NJ to talk songwriting, weed, and more, as well as take a trip to “The Rhombus,” a site of historical importance in the Phish canon.The episode is one of the most entertaining yet, as the two get into various playful weed-related topics (i.e., regarding “Blaze On” being an unintentional marijuana anthem, Tom remarks that “It should be called “Vape On” because no one really blazes anymore.”).You can watch some videos of Tom and Jen’s field trip below, via Jen’s YouTube channel (@nycjamgal):last_img read more

The Goods: Fly Fishing Gear

first_imgThe best fall fly fishing gear for 2013:1. Sage Bass II Smallmouth Fly RodWarm water abounds in the Southeast and when you are targeting bucketmouths, bronzebacks, toothies, or old pajamas, you need to wield a big stick with a stiff backbone to show them who’s boss. These rods are engineered specifically for different types of bass, from bluegill to peacock, and they have the power to huck big streamers and poppers all day while still being accurate enough to cast into deep cover.  If you are into bass fishing, the Sage Bass II is a must-have for your quiver.$550; sageflyfish.com 2. Cheeky Ambush 375 ReelThe latest, and definitely boldest, entry into the high-end reel market is Cheeky Reels. Founded by four anglers who quit their lucrative day jobs to pursue their obsession for fly fishing, that passion is reflected in their products: the flashy colors belie the top-notch quality of these reels. The Ambush 375 ranges from 5-7 weight, making it the perfect reel for everything from Blue Ridge trout streams to big water bass fishing. The sealed disk drag will stop any fish in its tracks and the MAX arbor will bring them to net faster. Don’t let the price scare you off, this reel will last a lifetime.$360; cheekyflyfishing.com3. Costa Prop ShadesCosta makes sunglasses for fishing, it’s their specialty and they are very good at it. New for 2013 is the Prop, an homage to the 1950s with retro styling in a medium fit. These shades are lightweight so you can wear them all day, and feature a no-slip nose pad to keep them on your face as you cast. Cut even more weight with the 580p scratch- and impact-resistant plastic lenses.$150; costadelmar.com4. Simms Down Under Zip TopDuring the fall, temps can drop in a hurry at the golden hour, that time right before sunset when fish go into a feeding frenzy. Then you still have to hike back to the car. Carry the Down Under mid-layer for extra warmth; the wool will still keep you toasty even when wet and provides an outstanding weight to warmth ratio. Plus, it fights off body stench so you can fish in it all day, then rock it to the bar. Only your fish stories will turn people off.$99; simmsfishing.com5. Umpqua Ledges 650 Waist PackUmpqua Feather Merchants jumped into the pack market with both feet in 2013, producing a product line that garnered rave reviews, and the Ledges 650 may be the cream of the crop. This hip pack has enough room to store any fly you will ever need, and is packed with innovative features like a high wear tool sheath and weather proof pocket to hold your camera for that “grip and grin” shot. This pack also features a suspended back panel to keep you comfortably fishing all day.$129; umpqua.com6. Patagonia Ultra light Wade BootsOne of the most challenging aspects of fishing in the Blue Ridge is getting to that secret spot. Whether you are trekking high into the mountains for brook trout or walking down the tracks to your favorite smallmouth shoal, doing it in waders can be a bear. At just over two pounds, these wade boots are lighter than anything on the market and are comfortable enough for the long slog up the trail, because you know what they say: less people, more fish.$179; patagonia.com7. E-Case Protective CaseThese days, it’s almost impossible to leave the cell phone in the car. A smartphone is now a fish finder, camera, life line, and map all in one, but can cost a pretty penny if you drop it in the drink trying to get the hero shot. E-Case allows you to store your phone or tablet in a waterproof sleeve, while also allowing you to swipe, talk, and take photos without exposing your device to the elements.$25; e-case.com8. Loon Streamside KitWhether you are just starting out or looking to upgrade your gear, having the right tool for the job is essential, especially on the river. Loon provides you with everything you need in their Streamside Kit. Whether you are trying to keep a fly afloat, make it sink, see it better, cut it off, or keep it close, this kit has you covered. It even includes UV wader repair in case something comes out of the water to burst your waterproof bubble.$70; loonoutdoors.comlast_img read more

How to stop peace and goodwill turning to p*ssed and illwill

first_imgIt may be fun to you but your neighbour may be livid about noise levels. Watch the noise levels Voices carry — that’s not just an old wives’ tale, it’s actually true. Rules require “any noise able to be heard by the neighbours ending by a certain time, usually before 10pm, and not starting until after a decent hour”. Alas, that includes heavy foot traffic and dance stomping on floors above other units. “It may also be necessary to remind Uncle Fred, who is down from the country, not to start make loud noises on your balcony until at least four hours after the sun rises.” Take the garbage out or to the tip “Queensland’s summer heat does evil things to prawn scraps and the smell will constitute a nuisance to everyone.” Wrap it up in newspaper, freeze it and toss it out the night before collection. Maybe that should apply to all food scraps this holiday season. Enough said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Keep everything in moderation, maybe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“Make sure you only decorate on your own property” and for goodness’ sake “turn your Christmas lights off after 10pm if in close proximity to neighbouring bedrooms”. Remind your visitors to park thoughtfully Don’t block access for other tenants, visitors and neighbours, observe time limits for parking, and best of all try and park on the street or a safe spot nearby. Be considerate when using shared facilities Just like when out camping, leave communal spaces in pristine condition when having a barbecue, picnic or pool party in common areas. “Don’t let drunk guests disturb the peace.” Whether it’s Christmas in the suburbs or in a high-rise or close proximity city zone, there are rules to follow to stay neighbourly. Picture: Theo Fakos.HERE’S how to stop peace and goodwill from turning to p*ssed and illwill this holiday season.Contrary to the Christmas spirit, the period has typically seen a surge in complaints over the thoughtlessness of neighbours — something property management firm, Archers the Strata Professionals warn will escalate further given a surge in high rise, close proximity living.Partner Grant Mifsud warned unwanted tension and trouble could be around the corner for unprepared strata title unit owners and occupiers.“Everyone is ready to let loose at the end of the year. It’s Christmas, friends and relatives visit frequently, there’s the odd party and people will be staying over. But it’s also the time to remember to be a good neighbour,” he said.Here are their tips to survive the holiday season in close proximity to your neighbours: Go easy on the Christmas decorations You may think it’s pretty, but your Christmas decorations may just set your neighbours off the deep end. According to Archers, “both discretion and consideration are called for”.last_img read more

Badgers, Huskies split high-scoring series

first_imgUW senior Michael Davies scored the Badgers\’ first goal in Wisconsin\’s 7-4 victory. It was Davies\’ last regular season home game as a Badger.[/media-credit]Through 29 games, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team had not lost back-to-back games all year. The Badgers made sure to keep that streak alive in the midst of a heated conference title race Saturday.After honoring the senior class in its final regular season home game, the Badgers planned on getting off to a good start in front of an energized home crowd in game two of a crucial series with St. Cloud State, but Garrett Roe’s goal just over a minute into the game let everyone know the Huskies had a plan of their own.Roe was the beneficiary of a lucky bounce, as the puck went off a skate and came right to the junior forward who was all alone in front of goaltender Scott Gudmandson.Down a goal, it was the UW power play that needed to respond.With a 5-on-3 advantage, the Badgers poured on the pressure, and after a wild scramble in front of the SCSU net, senior forward Michael Davies found the loose puck and fired it top shelf to level the score.On another power play late in the first, defenseman Brendan Smith blasted a shot past Mike Lee to give UW the lead.The Badgers seamlessly moved the puck on the power play and applied relentless pressure in the first period. Wisconsin went into the locker room with a 20-7 advantage in shots on goal.But with six and a half minutes gone in the second, tri-captain Blake Geoffrion was on his way back to the locker room after taking an open-ice hit to the head. The senior forward did not return.“When Blake went down, as a group of 20 guys we have got to step up and fill his shoes,” sophomore forward Derek Stepan said. “We all had to chip in to make sure we could get the job done tonight.”Stepan did just that, as he buried a centering pass from Ben Street at the 8:12 mark of the second period to extend the Badger lead. But St. Cloud answered as a shot from the corner banked off Gudmandson’s shoulder and into the net.The fluke goal came with just 46 seconds remaining in the period, but that was more than enough time for Street and the Badgers to create a jaw-dropping response of their own.Davies flung a cross-ice pass to Street from his own zone with four seconds on the clock, sending the senior on a breakaway.Lee charged out of his net and attempted a poke-check, but Street made a quick move and fired the puck into the empty net as he flew over Lee’s stick.“I knew I didn’t have very much time,” Street said. “I looked up and the goalie was charging at me so I figured I could make a move on him and get an open net. Luckily I was able to hold onto the puck as I was falling down and slide it in.”Street was right — he didn’t have much time at all. In fact, the puck crossed the goal line with exactly 0.1 seconds remaining.“I got pretty lucky,” Street said. “But to be able to shift the momentum back for us was pretty big.”Goals went back and forth in the third period as the Huskies refused to go down easily, but senior forwards Andy Bohmbach and Aaron Bendickson scored late to seal the 7-4 victory for UW.The energy and effort the Badgers had Saturday was in stark contrast to their play Friday.UW was sluggish at the start of game one and Ryan Lasch took advantage, scoring a beautiful wrap-around goal as the Badger defense was caught watching.“It took the crowd out of it right away,” head coach Mike Eaves said of the goal. “Our defensemen didn’t communicate and [Lasch] was able to get to the post and wrap it.”Stepan scored 31 seconds into the second period, but the Huskies took the lead right back thanks to an error in the UW zone.Gudmandson left his crease to clear a loose puck, but his attempt went right to Roe who gathered himself and shot the puck into the vacated net.It was just that kind of night for the Badgers, who couldn’t crack goaltender Dan Dunn.SCSU added two more tallies in the second period and a late third period goal by Brian Volpei gave the Huskies their first victory in Madison since 2001.“For whatever reason, we were flat,” Eaves said. “And every time we made a mistake we found the puck in our net.”Thanks to the win in game two, the Badgers move into third place and remain in the running for the WCHA title (five points behind first place Denver). But Street made it clear the Badgers will need to be better if they expect to claim the conference crown or play deep into the postseason.“We are really happy with the way we played tonight, but overall on the weekend that is not really going to get it done,” Street said. “We need to make sure we don’t get off to [a] slow start like we did Friday and I think that is what we need to take out of this weekend.“It was great that we responded but we should be playing like that anyway.”last_img read more