Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Duo View post tag: Romeo View post tag: Australian The delivery of Sea Hawk Romeo helicopters, which are replacing the Navy’s ‘Classic’ Sea Hawk, was achieved on budget and six months ahead of schedule. The initial aircraft will be joined by five more until the end of the year. The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin were delivered to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) in early December 2013.According to Commanding Officer of NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost the helicopters’ primary usage will be in the anti submarine and anti-surface warfare by providing an air-to-surface missile capability.“Since acceptance of the first two aircraft in December, we have commenced a graduated flying program, building on the skills, techniques, and tactics that were taught during Operational Flying Training with the United States Navy.”“We will continue to consolidate our skills over the next 12 months prior to returning to Australia to commence operations at Naval Air Station Nowra, New South Wales, late in 2014,” said Commander Frost.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 27, 2014; Image: RAN View post tag: News by topic The Royal Australian Navy’s NUSQN 725 squadron took delivery of the first MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter duo at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony on Friday, January 24th at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: overcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Helicopter NUSQN 725 POSE AT ‘IN SERVICE DATE’ CEREMONY View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Seahawk View post tag: Handed January 27, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

Detailed guide: Self-declare as a private sector COVID-19 testing provider

first_img9. For point-of-care testing: providers need to meet ISO standards ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 ‘point-of-care testing (POCT) – requirements for quality and competence’. Samples shall be processed by a UKAS accredited or applicant providerThese ISO standards and technical specifications set out the key components that should be considered to provide safe and reliable POCT service.It is expected that UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 will become a mandatory minimum standard by summer 2021.Providers are encouraged to adhere to ISO 22583 “Guidance for supervisors and operators of point-of-care testing (POCT) devices”. clear governance and lines of accountability such as senior responsible officer, clinical lead, quality lead, training lead staff are appropriately trained and there is evidence of competency assessment and participation in relevant external quality assessment (EQA) liability and indemnity cover for staff a verification report for the laboratory element of the test (known as the assay), in line with national protocols for laboratory-based testing information management systems to monitor sample delivery and tracking systems to meet the provisions for handling, transportation and analysis of test samples working to containment level CL3 or CL2+ with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approval for laboratory-based testing systems, processes and record management to support the delivery of safe and reliable service Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers ICO FAQs UKAS ISO 15189 ISO 17025 guidance on medical devices regulation from 1 January 2021 guidance on CE marking In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive RequirementsThe current minimum standards are summarised as follows (more detail is provided in the form):1. Requirement of a clinical or medical director or equivalent and healthcare scientistThe provider must have a designated resourced role that has oversight and approval of medical practices undertaken by the provider and responsibility for reporting medical issues. The individual must be a registered medical practitioner.The provider must also have a designated resourced role that has oversight of clinical practices undertaken by the provider and responsibility for reporting clinical issues. This individual must be a registered medical practitioner or a healthcare scientist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.The same individual can fulfil both roles (medical and clinical) providing they are duly registered.2. The test product must be permitted to be put into service in accordance with part 4 of the Medical Devices Regulations 2002, other than solely by virtue of an authorisation made under regulation 39(2) of those regulations.This requirement is to ensure that the test product has a CE marking (or, once the UK leaves the European Union on December 31st, a UKCA marking).A CE mark is a logo that is placed on an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical device to show that it conforms to the requirements of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive 98/79/EC, as implemented by the Medical Devices Regulations 2002 (note: it’s currently an offence under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to place a device on the market or supply without a CE mark, unless a derogation has been obtained from MHRA under the Medical Devices Regulations 2002).A CE mark shows that the device is fit for its intended purpose stated and meets legislative requirements relating to safety.From 1 January 2021, tests with a UKCA mark can be used. Tests with a CE mark can be used until July 2023. 7. Clinical governanceThe provider must have clear clinical governance procedures in place. For example: The ISO standard and technical specifications set out the key components that should be considered to provide safe and reliable sample collection service.It is expected that UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189 or ISO/IEC 17025 will become a mandatory minimum standard by summer 2021.Sampling can be accredited as part of a wider lab-based activity, or sampling can be the scope of a standalone, separately accredited legal entity. Private providers must tell employers of any positive results for COVID-19, and employers must inform relevant staff to self-isolate. For more information on what employers should do in the case of a positive test result, please see employer guidance.8. For PCR lab-based testing: providers shall be or use a UKAS-accredited lab or applicant laboratory to either ISO 15189 (Medical Laboratories – requirements for quality and competence) or ISO/IEC 17025 (general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories)For polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, all samples must be processed by a UKAS accredited laboratory, or UKAS applicant laboratory (the laboratory has applied for UKAS accreditation but has not yet achieved it), and have quality management systems operating according to ISO 15189 and/or ISO/IEC 17025. ISO 15189 is the standard used in all NHS laboratories.UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of the competence, impartiality and integrity of laboratories. This accreditation is an important element in establishing and maintaining confidence in a testing service. The government envisages that UKAS accreditation will become a mandatory minimum standard for all private sector providers of COVID-19 testing by summer 2021. 10. Compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements for sample collection, processing and sharing of results including the requirements of data protection legislationThe legal and regulatory requirements for private testing are set out in the guidance for employers and third-party healthcare providers below. This includes GDPR considerations.The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out FAQs on data collection and data protection relating to COVID-19 that provide further information. The government has published this guidance on the minimum standards that private providers of COVID-19 testing services are expected to meet when offering services to organisations or members of the public.A list of self-declared private providers of COVID-19 testing will be published on GOV.UK. This is also the first stage of UKAS accreditation (UKAS Applicant stage). To complete this stage and to be published on the GOV.UK list of private providers, you must declare that your service meets these minimum standards by completing the form.To be published on the list you will also need to provide some additional information to support our due diligence checks and this will be reviewed by UKAS. See the list of successful self-declared private providers of COVID-19 testing. 6. Samples shall be taken by a provider meeting or working towards ISO standard ISO15189 or ISO/IEC17025MHRA has published target product profiles (TPPs) for different types of test, which outlines who should collect test samples under the ‘Target User’ description.The provider must have relevant competency-based trained test operators undertaking or overseeing sample collection dependent on test sample collection requirements. TPPs ISO 22870 Link to ISO 22583 Self-declare as a provider UKAS ISO 15189 ISO 17025 To become an accredited test provider, please visit the UKAS website and complete an application form before making a self-declaration. Start the private sector provider self-declaration process 5. Relevant systems in place to report adverse test incidentsThe provider must be able to demonstrate that it has systems in place to identify any adverse incidents or quality control issues in respect of the test device and be able to report them in a timely manner to the relevant regulatory body. MHRA has a dedicated COVID-19 Yellow Card portal to report adverse incidents with medicines, medical devices and diagnostics. 3. Alignment to DHSC MHRA target product profile scopeThe Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published target product profiles (TPPs) for different types of test, setting out the ‘scope’ of what that test should be used for, including target use, target user and target use settings.The provider must declare that they’re using the test in line with its published scope. MHRA has set out guidance explaining how both virus and antibody tests work. MHRA COVID-19 Yellow Card portal Note: this standard only applies to providers solely providing COVID-19 testing services for domestic purposes. Providers of ‘Testing to Release for International Travel’ (or their sub-contractors, if relevant) must adhere to the more stringent minimum standard ‘Use of tests which meet minimum performance characteristics’. See the minimum standards for these services.4. Reporting of coronavirus test resultsThe provider must have a system in place for reporting positive, and negative and inconclusive test results cases to PHE in accordance with public health legislation. about MHRA For patients, the public and professional users: a guide to COVID-19 tests and testing kits Target Product Profile: antibody tests to help determine if people have recent infection to SARS-CoV-2 PHE guidance for reporting notifiable diseaseslast_img read more

Nadal celebrates 200th week at No. 1

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Nadal withdraws from US Open Rafael Nadal marked his 200th career week at the top of the ATP rankings Monday, becoming the sixth player to spend that much time at No. 1. The Spanish superstar joins Roger Federer (310 weeks), Pete Sampras (286), Novak Djokovic (275), Ivan Lendl (270) and Jimmy Connors (268). Nadal, who replaced Djokovic at No. 1 on November 4, finished the season with a 58-7 match record. At 33, he is the oldest player to finish the year at No. 1 in the history of the rankings (since 1973). It is the fifth time Nadal has finished the season in the top spot, tied for second most all-time (Connors, Federer and Djokovic) behind Sampras’ six times. He won four titles in 2019, including his 18th and 19th Grand Slam singles championships at the French Open and US Open.Tags: Rafael Nadallast_img read more

Doc Rivers wants fellow coaches to vote Tobias Harris for All-Stars

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “We have a lot of good players, and obviously … Luc would be our best defender, him and Avery (Bradley),” Rivers said. “And we envisioned, especially down the stretch of games, single possessions with those two on the floor. We haven’t been able to do that, but we have so many guys who know they can play, that our guys just keeping playing.”They’ve also been making due offensively as much as possible with Gallinari sidelined, as Rivers has moved Tobias Harris from small forward to power forward without issue.Harris is averaging 23.6 points per game in Gallinari’s absence, but as a team, the Clippers are averaging 105.6 points in their past six games, down from the 115.2 points they were putting up before.“It’s an easy slide moving Tobias to the 4, it’s probably his natural position anyway,” Rivers said. “But  you look at our numbers, we clearly miss Gal a little bit.”COMMUNITY COURTSWith screens above reading “Basketball Saves Lives” during a quick pregame ceremony, the Clippers recognized about 20 representatives from Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks who operate the Clippers Community Courts.Funded by a donation from Steve and Connie Ballmer to the department of Recreation and Parks Foundation, the Clippers Community Court project is in the process of renovating nearly 350 public basketball courts across the city over the next three years. Since it started in October, 117 courts have been renovated, according to the Clippers.About 600 employees, center users and friends of the Rec and Parks department were at Sunday’s game. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Harris scored 18 points and reiterated that he’d appreciate the opportunity to appear in the showcase game, which will be Feb. 17 in Charlotte, but added that it isn’t his focus.“I said at the beginning of the season a lot would be predicated on us as a team winning,” he said. “And I think we’ve done a great job of that, so we’ll see what happens. God willing, it’ll go accordingly and I’ll be extremely grateful for it, so I’m just focused on our team and helping our group win.”Rivers believes Harris is deserving, but he said he isn’t confident his colleagues will vote accordingly. So he suggested coaches’ votes be made public, like the captains’ selections will be when Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James make their starter picks in a nationally televised draft for the first time.“Last year they were cowards and this year they’re going to do it live,” Rivers joked. “The next step is the coaches have to reveal their vote. I’m serious. Because I have too many coaches tell me they voted for my guys and if that was true, they would be on the team. Last year, for Lou (Williams), I think 13 coaches said, ‘I’m definitely voting for him.’ And if that was true, Lou would’ve been on the team!”MISSING PIECES Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, left, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dunks past Sacramento Kings’ Iman Shumpert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Avery Bradley, right, grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) scores against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson (25) and Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers, the coach, isn’t permitted to vote for his own players for the All-Star Game, although he wishes he could: “It would be so much easier!”Instead, Rivers, the lobbyist, has been working hard on behalf of the vote-for-Tobias Harris campaign.“Listen, you look at our record, he’s been our best player,” Rivers said. “The case was made by our wins, and how he’s played — and he has both going for him. If we were five games under .500 and he he played the same way, then it’s a tough case to make, but the way he’s played, on a winning team, in the West, the case is already made. He’s made it.”Harris, 26, is having a career year, averaging a team-best 21.8 points and eight rebounds and shooting 50.1 percent from the field, 43.2 percent from deep and 88.5 percent from the free-throw line for the Clippers, who Sunday improved to 28-22 with their 122-108 victory over Sacramento.Related Articles Rivers said he thought Danilo Gallinari could return within a game or two after missing the past six games because of lower back spasms. Rivers didn’t, however, have an estimate about when Luc Mbah a Moute might return from what’s been characterized almost the entire season as a “sore left knee.”Mbah a Moute — who’s played just four games this season — took to social media last week to tweet, “I’ll be back soon!!!” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more