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

Tix Now Available to See Bobby Steggert & More in Anna Ziegler’s Boy

first_img Related Shows Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 9, 2016 Tickets are now on sale to see Bobby Steggert and more in the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Boy. Directed by Linsay Firman, the Keen Company’s off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement February 23 through April 9. Opening night is set for March 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy calls into question how we become who we are.Joining Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) in the cast will be Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola, Blood & Oil).The production will feature set design by Sandra Goldmark, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Nick Francone, sound by Shane Rettig and props by Ricola Wille.center_img ‘Boy'(Photo by Zach DeZon) View Commentslast_img read more

Gordon County Ag Service Center

first_imgWith the opening of the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center this month, farmers in northwest Georgia now have a one-stop shop for information and help. The new 14,000 square foot facility, located on five acres off of SR 53 Spur in Calhoun, houses the Gordon County office of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, UGA research and education staff, representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission and the Gordon County Young Farmers. The new building is adjacent to the Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavillion, which hosts the annual UGA Calhoun Bull Test Sale and many other agriculture related events. Gordon County officials built the $2.5 million ag service center on five acres provided by the Gordon County Development Authority. “We are very lucky to have a county that has shown its commitment to agriculture in the county; one that understands how important agriculture is to the county and to the community,” said Greg Bowman, Gordon County UGA Extension coordinator. Community members, as well as state leader Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Rep. Jack Meadows of Calhoun filled the building’s auditorium on Oct. 23 for the dedication. In addition to representatives from local, state and federal governments, several farmers attended to see the new space. “I think the one-stop concept where a producer can come to one place and get all the information that they need is very helpful,” Bowman said. “For young farmers, it eliminates questions like, ‘Where do I need to go to apply for this or sign up for this? “For the older producers, it helps them because they may have had to make two or three trips, they can just come to one place and handle all of their business.” The new facility should also allow Gordon County to host regional producers meetings on a more regular basis. The new center’s auditorium should seat about 200 people. Bowman hopes that sharing a building with the regional agricultural offices will lead to collaboration between the agencies and better services for farmers in northwest Georgia.last_img read more

Orange overcomes sloppy first half, limits costly turnovers

first_imgPISCATAWAY, N.J. — The halftime message from John Desko was clear. After his team turned the ball over eight times, failed to win a faceoff and mustered just two goals through the first 30 minutes, the Syracuse head coach made sure it would come out of halftime differently.‘He just told us to wake up and play our game,’ said SU attack Tim Desko. ‘Don’t turn the ball over, be patient and just put the ball in the back of the net.’And with that, the message was received.It took the Orange just one minute to score after the break, when Jeremy Thompson fired in a bullet from 15 yards out. Then it was Desko’s turn to respond to his coach. After Desko scored, Cody Jamieson tallied two-straight goals to push the Syracuse lead to 6-0 with four minutes to play in the third quarter.After a slow first half, the Orange offense responded. The group scored five goals in the third quarter, went 5-of-8 at the faceoff X and turned the ball over only four times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnce the offense got started, it was hard to contain. The first-half struggles became a mere memory.‘We rushed some things in the first half and weren’t making good decisions,’ Desko said. ‘In the second half, we had some good possessions and scored real early. I think we got more comfortable as a result.’Rutgers goaltender William Olin had seven first-half saves on 13 Syracuse shots. He came out on fire, using his feet and shins to stop shots. Olin held Syracuse scoreless through the first quarter. The last time the Orange failed to score in a quarter was against Hobart on March 23.Syracuse has made a living jumping on teams early. Prior to Sunday, the Orange had outscored its opponents 38-13 through the first 15 minutes. It has led nine of those 10 games after the first quarter. But the story was much different Sunday. Five minutes into the game, Jovan Miller left his defender in the dust. He took a running shot off one foot on the left side from 10 yards out. Olin stuck his shin out and made the save. And that was hardly the only time Olin relied on his lower legs.‘We were shooting low, and he was guessing low,’ said SU attack Chris Daniello. ‘We just had to change it up at halftime. We relaxed out there and changed up our shots.’After Desko sent the message during the break, Syracuse came out and shot higher. Olin could not keep up.He finished the game with 14 saves on 36 SU shots but let up five goals in the third. Syracuse responded to its coach and figured out the Rutgers defense.‘We executed and got better looks,’ Daniello said. ‘They weren’t quick to slide, so if you got by the first guy there was room to get a shot off, and that is where we capitalized.’A long stretchThe past week has been a busy one for Syracuse. After three consecutive night games on the road, the Orange will finally return to the Carrier Dome on April 24 to host Providence in an afternoon game. The trip began against Princeton at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Then the Orange headed to Ithaca, N.Y., to play Cornell. And Sunday night, the week concluded with a win at Rutgers.Three road games and three wins. But Syracuse is excited to get home.‘We got done with a long week,’ Joel White said. ‘Three tough road games, all at night. To come away with three good wins is real nice and a great step in the right direction.’Not only will the Orange get to play an afternoon game, but it has six days to prepare for another Big East matchup against Providence Saturday.Head coach John Desko felt the tough schedule may have been the cause of a slow start.‘I think anytime you play three games in one week and you play the likes of Princeton and then Cornell and then Rutgers all on the road, I think it takes its toll a little bit,’ Desko said. ‘I am proud of the group. I think we adjusted.’A new No. 1?Syracuse entered the game against Rutgers as the No. 2 team in the nation. When the Orange wakes up Monday morning that may be much different. On Saturday, No. 1 Virginia fell to No. 5 Duke 13-9 in Charlottesville, Va. With the Syracuse win, the Orange is likely to claim that top spot come Monday. That is a spot the Orange held to begin the 2010 season. When it lost to Virginia back on March 7, it fell to No. 2 in the polls, and the Cavaliers replaced it. But now, it is the Orange who will likely replace Virginia.Since falling to Virginia, SU has gone on a tear. It has reeled off wins in each of its last eight games, defeating five top 20 teams during that stretch. [email protected]  Published on April 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more