BAE Systems to Undertake USS Iwo Jima Repair Works

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems to Undertake USS Iwo Jima Repair Works View post tag: works Share this article July 6, 2015 View post tag: Navy BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport LLC, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $26,8 million contract for the phased maintenance availability of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7).The work package consists of structural and tank repairs, ventilations and auxiliary systems repairs, temporary services habitability preservations, structural preservations, ship alterations, and miscellaneous repairs.This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $32,644,089. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by July 2016.Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, Florida, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”16402″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: News by topic Authorities BAE Systems to Undertake USS Iwo Jima Repair Works View post tag: repair View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: USS Iwo Jimalast_img read more

Adderall policy changing at health center

first_imgThe University Park Health Center plans to crack down on the recreational use of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications around campus, but students say the new policies won’t stop them from accessing and using drugs like Adderall.Effective May 1, the UPHC will institute policies that require a more thorough medical and mental examination of students seeking ADHD medication.The policies are aimed at streamlining the process of prescribing these medications and preventing their use for non-medical purposes. Some students use ADHD medications to increase their focus as they prepare for tests or other difficult assignments.“If students are seeking medications, they have to follow certain protocol,” said Dr. Ilene Rosenstein, director of student counseling services at the UPHC. “It’s really tightening up who gets the medication.”Students who seek a prescription for ADHD medications, including Adderall, will need to have written documentation of their medical need from someone who has diagnosed the student. Students who haven’t been diagnosed with ADHD or a similar condition will need to go to the counseling center, which now has an extensive process for determining need.Rosenstein said the purpose of the new policies is to properly diagnose students because some who come to the health center don’t actually need medication and some who need medication aren’t always diagnosed correctly.The UPHC is also concerned with the illegal use of ADHD medication, particularly Adderall, by students who believe the drug will help them enhance their performance in school.“We don’t want to be giving out drugs to people who don’t have the need,” Rosenstein said.Although there is no way of tracking illegal use of Adderall on campus, Rosenstein said more thorough examinations by the UPHC and the counseling center might decrease illegal use of the drug.“We’re doing thorough assessments — we may even call family, ADHD is not something that [just] occurs later on in life,” she said.Students, however, believe the illegal Adderall use on campus will continue despite any changes at the UPHC.Albert Sung, a sophomore majoring in biology, said he has noticed many students receive their Adderall from off-campus sources to circumvent UPHC policies.“People are too afraid to try and go to the health center for Adderall, since it’s definitely an illegal use,” said Sung, who noted he doesn’t use Adderall. “It’s just easier to get it from other places, so these new policies won’t really affect the supply of under-the-table Adderall at USC.”A student who wished to remain anonymous said he gains access to Adderall through those who actually have a legitimate need for ADHD medication. He said that at his fraternity, many students who have ADHD give their medication to other members who need help studying.“Since most people who give out Adderall are the ones who actually have ADHD, I don’t see how this [policy] will help,” he said. “Students who need it will get it. The school can’t control what people do once they’re diagnosed and have filled out a prescription.”last_img read more

Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 15: Alshon Jeffery injury, Darius Slayton and Boston Scott breakouts create more free agent adds

first_imgMORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsAs we said last week, now is not the time to save your waiver claims. Because of injuries, there are legitimate pickups at every position who would warrant high waiver claims at any week. But even if you are just looking for a stream, you have to do whatever it takes to get the player you need. Sure, there will probably more worthwhile pickups next week, but you have to get there first — and there should be even fewer owners in your league looking to make pickups. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 15Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Darius Slayton, WR, Giants. Slayton has been on this list before, and he returns after a dominating turn as Eli Manning’s favorite receiver on Monday night. Slayton had a team-high eight targets (one more than Sterling Shepard, three more than Golden Tate), catching five for 154 yards and two TDs. Slayton has averaged just under 10 targets per game over his past four, and he’s had three two-TD games in his past six contests. With the Dolphins and Redskins on deck for the rest of the fantasy playoffs, Slayton could be a major difference-maker, regardless of who New York’s QB is.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPBoston Scott, RB, Eagles. Scott provided a real boost to the Eagles offensive attack on Monday night, rushing 10 times for 59 yards and a score and adding another six catches (six targets) for 69 yards. Scott looked better than Miles Sanders as both a runner and receiver, and it seems likely that he’ll continue to get playing time if Jordan Howard (shoulder) misses time. Even if Howard returns, Scott might have earned playing time over Sanders as the change-of-pace/receiving back. Either way, he’s worth an add in PPR leagues with the Redskins on tap for Week 15.WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endNelson Agholor WR, Eagles (or Greg Ward or JJ Arcega-Whiteside). By the end of Monday night’s game, Philadelphia was down to one healthy wide receiver (Greg Ward). Seriously. Alshon Jeffery left early because of a foot/ankle injury, and JJ Arcega-Whiteside limped off with a late hamstring injury. It’s unclear if Agholor (or Jeffery or Arcega-Whiteside) will be ready for next week, so it’s possible Ward and some free agent signees will be starting next week. Maybe Ward is actually the guy to pick up here — who knows? Agholor has at least proven something and would be heavily targeted next week against the Redskins if he’s back, but we’ll have to see who’s healthy and worth a late-week free agent pickup.MORE WEEK 15: Waiver pickups | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tips Monday Night Football provided a microcosm of last week’s fantasy developments: A big injury (Alshon Jeffery), a big breakout (Boston Scott), and repeated production from an overlooked sleeper (Darius Slayton). Those types of situations were happening everywhere you looked on Sunday, creating a plethora of Week 15 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds. Some obvious handcuffs stepped up (DeAndre Washington, Bilal Powell, Adrian Peterson, Ian Thomas), other injury fill-ins produced (Breshad Perriman, Hayden Hurst), and several players continued their under-the-radar stretch of solid performances (Raheem Mostert, Ryan Tannehill, Cole Beasley). When you put it all together, there are plenty of players worth targeting during waivers and after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.And that’s not even mentioning the Week 15 streamers. Our full free agent list is loaded with players set to benefit from favorable matchups in the fantasy semifinals. From QBs (Ryan Fitzpatrick, Gardner Minshew, Jacoby Brissett) to WRs (A.J. Brown, Zach Pascal, Kendrick Bourne) to TEs (David Njoku, Jeff Heuerman) to D/STs (Chiefs, Seahawks, Buccaneers), we have something for everyone. (Streamers are located at the end of the list). You can even check out our Week 15 kicker rankings if you think kicker matchups matter (which they don’t, but we don’t judge you if you think they do).  David Njoku, TE, Browns. Njoku’s return from a wrist injury didn’t go well, as he caught just one-of-three targets for four yards. But he played 10 more snaps and had two more targets than Ricky Seals-Jones, so he remains the preferred pass-catching TE option in Cleveland. Against Arizona, who’s still allowing by far the most fantasy points per game to TEs, Njoku could pay off in a big way. Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams. Higbee has turned in back-to-back 100-yard games in Gerald Everett’s absence, and he gets his third straight favorable matchup (@ Cowboys) in Week 15. Assuming Everett (knee) remains out, Higbee should be owned in all leagues and could easily be better than whoever you’re starting at TE. Check our full Week 15 waiver list for additional waiver and free agent ideas, including top pickups DeAndre Washington, Adrian Peterson, Raheem Mostert, Patrick Laird, and more injury fill-ins and streamers for the second round of the fantasy playoffs.last_img read more