Authorities View post tag: USS CHarlotte Share this article View post tag: Los Angeles-class May 16, 2016 USS Charlotte returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam View post tag: US Navy U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 13.During the deployment, 26 sailors earned their designation as qualified in submarines and now wear their dolphin warfare insignia.Along with this accomplishment, 20 sailors advanced in rank and 22 personnel qualified as supervisory watch standers.“I am incredibly proud of our talented team and all they have accomplished,” said Cmdr. Andrew T. Miller, Charlotte’s commanding officer. “Charlotte could not have accomplished her tasking without the selfless dedication of the crew that has committed themselves to the defense of our nation.”For many of her crew, this was their first deployment or their first time out of the United States. Miller said a great deal of their success is attributed to the fact the crew hit the ground running leading up to their departure from Pearl Harbor.Charlotte is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the North Carolina city. Commissioned on September 16, 1994, at Norfolk, Va., the 360-foot long, 6,900-ton displacement submarine arrived at its new homeport, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 1995. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Charlotte returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
This information is about helping the government produce more tests. There’s different information for getting tested for coronavirus. What’s neededIn the short term, we must be focused on the challenge at hand, so we want to hear specifically from companies who can manufacture and supply new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies.These must meet the requirement set out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). MHRA has published guidance on antibody tests.We have teams of experts evaluating all the offers received. To ensure that their time is used most effectively, please use the forms below, which ensure your offers meet our requirements and can be directed to the right expert group. We will contact you as quickly as possible if your support is needed.Closed opportunitiesThe following calls for direct offers have now closed: Help provide new testing methods in 4 key areas the provision of laboratory capacity the provision of consumables reagents and equipment Help supply complete testing methods Help supply antibody test kits On 2 April 2020, the government announced its new national testing strategy, including a commitment to deliver 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, and many more beyond that. We want industry to help us in meeting that challenge.Over time, we want to build a large diagnostic industry in this country able to tackle this challenge in the longer term. We’re encouraging the innovative minds of British academia and industry – large and small, across sectors – to dedicate their talents, ambitions and skills to that task. Further procurement opportunities that support the UK testing strategy set out by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, can be found on contracts finder.How to help ContactFor enquiries about the supply of antigen test kits email [email protected] enquiries about the supply of antibody test kits email [email protected]
For those with an eye to nature, Harvard Yard is home to much more than freshmen.There are living fossils and dying icons. There are locusts and larch, hackberry and holly, Kentucky coffee and catalpas. There are colors in autumn, rebirth in the spring, and shade in the summer. Even amid winter’s winds, rough bark reminds us of the life asleep inside as we scurry past.The trees of Harvard Yard have for centuries shielded student travels. They’ve roofed the Yard and framed its iconic image. All one has to do is imagine the Yard barren and treeless to understand that trees are as much a part of that landscape as its historic buildings and John Harvard’s brass toe.And, like much of the University in this globalized age, the trees of the Yard are changing.The Yard is approaching the end of an era, when elms — once thought the perfect trees for civic plantings because of their vaselike shape — graced and dominated the Yard.The sad story of America’s elms is well known. Loved for their high-branching pattern that creates a shady canopy above and a parklike setting below, the tree was planted everywhere, making fertile ground for Dutch elm disease when it arrived in the 1920s.In the disease’s wake, the Yard has undergone a quiet renovation over the past several decades. As elms have died, they’ve been replaced with other trees that will retain the Yard’s parklike setting. In the old Yard, large oaks stand side by side with the elms. In Tercentenary Theatre, where Commencement and other ceremonial events occur, large honey locust trees mix with maples and elms to provide a ceiling for campus affairs.There are still elms left, but hundreds have given way to tens. Harvard groundskeepers fight the good fight, deploying fertilizer, fungicide, and careful pruning, but the Yard’s remaining elms are locked in a battle that will likely claim even the strongest of them.“They’re survivors, but as survivors, they show their wear,” said Donald H. Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany. “They’re trimmed very severely. They’re pampered. Fungicides are used to treat them. Each year, there are fewer elms in the Yard.”The result is a Yard that today looks a lot more like the forests surrounding it. American species have dominated the replanting, Pfister said, which has proceeded with an eye toward diversity in creating a mixed stand resistant to pests and diseases, and toward uniformity in retaining the Yard’s historic look.“There’s a collective [reaction of visitors], that is, ‘Of course this is what it’s supposed to look like. You’re supposed to be able to see students walking through. You’re supposed to be able to look across from Johnson Gate to see John Harvard,’ ” Pfister said. “Those are characteristics of the Yard and how the Yard has been illustrated in its iconic past.”Though planting native American trees has been emphasized as the Yard is remade, not all the plantings are native. In the small area between Robinson Hall and the Memorial Church is a stand of dawn redwoods, which Pfister called “living fossils.” The trees, conifers that lose their needles in the fall and whose brown trunks look almost muscled, were first known from fossils and were thought extinct until living specimens were found in China in the 1940s. Harvard played a role in the tree’s resurgence. Seeds were collected and cultivated at the Arnold Arboretum. Specimens today have been planted around the world.The Yard’s trees change on a smaller, more expected scale as well. In his travels across the Yard, Pfister marks the seasons by the changes he sees, whether leaves are budding out and flowers blooming, whether fruits are growing or falling on the ground. He even gets a kick out of the walnuts’ ongoing battle with the automobile, acted out each fall as trees overhanging Quincy Street bombard the cars parked below.“The Yard is ever-changing,” Pfister said. “One sees different things, depending on the season.”For Pfister, the Yard’s trees are as much a part of Harvard as its buildings and people. They frame the activities of students and faculty, and perhaps should join the Yard’s ghosts in their “long winding train reaching back into eternity,” spoken of by writer Ralph Waldo Emerson in his verse inscribed near Meyer Gate.“You can think about the Yard that way too … the trees under which people played,” Pfister said. “The activities of the College take place under them, Commencement takes place under them. [Students] leave, we [faculty] stay for a while. The trees are here for much longer.”
(Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/72/4f/ryan-tannehill-102119-getty-ftr_d0761jqjedbn1im5r1q7m8frn.jpg?t=-242822611&w=500&quality=80 How the Titans still can get an AFC wild cardThe Bills (10-4) clinched at least a wild-card berth with their win over the Steelers (8-6) on Sunday night. That also means the Steelers and Titans still have identical records.The Steelers have the tiebreaker for now with a better conference record, 6-4 vs. 6-5. That situation wouldn’t change if both teams finish 2-0.Say the Titans win out and the Steelers go 1-1 after losing to the Bills: The Titans are then 10-6, the Steelers are 9-7, and Tennessee is the playoffs.Say the Titans go 1-1, beating the Saints but losing to the Texans, and the Steelers go 1-1, losing to either the Jets in Week 16 or the Ravens in Week 17: The Steelers also get in with a better conference record in that scenario. The Texans (9-5) beat the Titans (8-6) in Tennessee on Sunday to maintain first place in the AFC South through Week 15. It was a big boost to Houston’s playoff chances and a big blow to those of Tennessee.Anything is possible regarding the NFL playoff picture over the final two weeks of the 2019 season, so the Texans can’t feel comfortable, and the Titans can’t afford to pack it in. Here’s breaking down what the result means going into Week 16. How the Texans move up from the No. 4 seedHouston still remains a game behind Kansas City (10-4) and two games behind New England (11-3). The Texans beat both the Chiefs and the Patriots earlier this season, so they have a chance at either getting No. 2 and a first-round bye or No. 3.The Texans would jump the Chiefs if they finish 2-0 or 1-1 and the Chiefs finish 1-1 or 0-2, respectively. The Chiefs do have tricky games at the Bears and vs. the Chargers, so that’s within the realm of possibility. The Texans would jump the Patriots only if they finish 2-0 and New England loses out. The Patriots face the Bills at home in Week 16 and finish with another home game the Dolphins, so it’s hard to expect them to help the Texans. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9a/69/deshaun-watson-102318-getty-ftr_e19843cxgd391nzhfoms1wv27.jpg?t=-1576470418&w=500&quality=80 MORE: Full NFL playoff picture in Week 15How the Texans win AFC SouthHouston holds a one-game lead and the head-to-head edge over Tennessee. The third tiebreaker is division record. The Texans can finish no worse than 4-2 in the AFC South should they lose at home to the Titans in the Week 17 rematch. The Titans can finish no better than 3-3, even in avenging their loss to the Texans.So if both teams win out, the Texans are division champs.Say the Texans go 1-1, beating the Buccaneers in Week 16 but losing to the Titans: If the Titans go 2-0 by also beating the Saints, it will make no difference. With both teams at 10-6 in that scenario, the Texans win the division.Say the Texans go 0-2: If the Titans do win out, that would be the only way for them to win the division. MORE: Updated NFL Draft order for 2020Say the Titans go 1-1, losing to the Saints but beating the Texans, and the Steelers go 1-1. Both teams would be 9-7 overall and 7-5 in conference play. The tiebreaker would come down to strength of victory, which tilts toward Tennessee.The Titans have better wild-card life thanks to the Steelers losing. They have the much tougher schedule, however, especially when you consider the Steelers may get a resting Ravens team in the finale.