Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor View post tag: Naval September 20, 2013 View post tag: Logistic View post tag: Danish View post tag: acquisition View post tag: seeks Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organization Seeks Contractor View post tag: Defence View post tag: CONTRACTOR Industry news View post tag: Defense Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) is looking for a contractor to provide sonar equipment for a period of 48 months from the date of the contract award.The framework agreement includes non-exclusive purchase of equipment, support and training needed for navigation sonars.Today Danish Navy vessels sail as patrol vessels in Greenland territorial waters. Large areas of these ice filled waters are still unsounded and unmapped. For safe navigation in uncharted waters these vessels will be equipped with navigation sonars.The navigation sonars shall provide reliable sonar image in ‘real time’ and data of water depths ahead of the vessels down to a depth that is safe for the vessels to pass over. The sonars shall be based on multi-beam technology.An essential feature shall be a sonar picture easy to interpret and which provides clear indication of underwater structures that may present navigational danger to the vessels. It is an important feature that operators only need to adjust a few parameters to optimize sonar performance.The sonars shall provide an underwater field of view covering at least a sector in front of the vessels. The sonars shall be mounted in forward part of the vessels and forward of a nearby down looking multi-beam survey sonar.Concurrent operation of navigation sonar and survey sonar should not cause interference for the survey sonar operating at 100 kHz frequency. The sonar transducer shall be protected from ice floating in seawater and around the hull. This may be accomplished by making the transducer retractable using a hoist or similar system.The framework agreement has a value between 3,000,000 and 10,000,000 DKK, and the tenders should be submitted by October 17, 2013.[mappress]Press Release, September 20, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Organization Share this articlelast_img read more

Historian connects higher education and football

first_img “One autumn day about ten years ago I was watching a game in person and started wondering how American colleges had ended up with the ritual of so-called ‘big-time’ football,” he said. To research for his book, Ingrassia traveled to archives around the country, including a number of Big Ten universities such as the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, as well as the University of Chicago, Harvard University and Georgia Tech. He noted the views of several intellectuals on football’s place in top universities in the early 1900’s. “These coaches were making this argument at the same time that athletic departments were being created at many universities and coaching itself was becoming a profession,” he said. “So this argument was a way for them to assert their identities as professional university educators.” Erika Doss, professor and chair of the department of American Studies, said Ingrassia’s talk is relevant to Notre Dame because football is the largest culture that exists at Notre Dame. Edmund James, president of the University of Illinois from 1904 to 1920, felt students and professors at top universities, who were intellectually fragmented among different departments, were united by football, Ingrassia said. American cultural historian Brian Ingrassia discussed the influence of college football on today’s universities in a lecture Friday at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Ingrassia said he began researching the history of football in relation to the historical changes in the structures and aims of universities since the 1800’s. “What I discovered was that many university administrators and professors consciously embraced football in the early-1900’s Progressive Era as a way to help make institutions of higher education legible to taxpayers and non-academics,” Ingrassia said.center_img Ingrassia, an American history professor at Middle Tennessee State University, extensively studied the influence of football on American culture for his recent book, “The Rise of the Gridiron University: Higher Education’s Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football.” “Another intellectual of the time, G.T.W. Patrick, a professor of philosophy at the University of Iowa and author of ‘The Psychology of Football,’ explained that football was good for modern men because it allowed them to re-capture the elements of Darwinian civilization,” he said. Ingrassia also discussed the significance of stadiums on college campuses. “By the 1920s, I argue, football gained permanence at many campuses when big, reinforced-concrete stadiums – especially many war memorial stadiums – were built around the country,” he said. “Today, a stadium is a permanent space on campus that brings about ideas of a bygone society.” Ingrassia said social scientists in the early 1900’s studied football and promoted its development because they thought it would help teach morals to younger people. Coaches such as Fielding Yost, John Heisman and Knute Rockne stressed their missions to discipline players as well as spectators, Ingrassia said.  “All top research universities have chairs of different departments, which compete for funds and resources,” Doss said. “Football fits into this perfectly because as new rules were created and coaches’ salaries increased in the early 1900’s, it became another aspect of the professionalism that was occurring on college campuses.”last_img read more

Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Jamuna Boro dominate finals of the India Open International Boxing Tournament

first_imgSarita Devi dedicates gold medal to her late motherIndia OpenOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Six-time world champion Mary Kom is crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold medal of the year and Shiva Thapa finished on top in 60kg at the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi AC Indoor Stadium here on Friday.Apart from Shiva two more boxers from Assam today bagged gold medal in the competition and they are Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg). Ankushita Boro and Lovlina Borgohain, two other local women boxers collected silver medals in the 64kg and 69kg respectively.Mary displayed her experience to blow away the challenge of Vanlal Duati in a facile 5-0 win. This was the London Olympic bronze medallist’s second gold from the India Open to add to the 48kg gold she won last year in New Delhi.Panghal smartly evaded the taller Sachin Siwach’s attacks in the first round to begin with a defensive approach. It was towards the end of the second round that the Asian Games gold medallist found his rhythm and started choosing the right moments to land his blows over the former world youth champion. Amit dominated the third round to make his way to the yellow metal following gold medals from the Strandja Cup and Asian Championships in 2019.Much to the delight of the crowd, Shiva Thapa grabbed the 60kg gold in a revenge bout against 2018 champion Manish Kaushik a year after losing to him in the semi-finals. The Guwahati boy, who won a bronze at the continental event this year, was fierce and aggressive and did not put a foot wrong in the 5-0 demolition.Later talking to the media Shiva said, “It was a good contest. Feeling nice to win a medal in front of the home crowd.”Sarita Devi endured a tough fight from Simranjit Kaur to edge the World Championships bronze medallist for a 3-2 win. This was the former world champion’s first gold medal in any competition in three years following her victory at the South Asian Games in 2016 held in Shillong. The veteran pugilist today dedicated the prized medal to her mother whom she lost to cancer last year.Local girl Jamuna Boro delivered a flurry of punches that earned her a perfect 5-0 win over Y Sandhyarani. Bhagyabati followed her winning the 75kg women title beating Pooja of India in a well-contested tie by 3-2.World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain did not share the same fortunes despite vociferous cheers of support from the crowd. The 69kg exponent missed out on the gold in a tight contest where she ended up 2-3 to Italy’s Assunta Canfora. Her teammate Ankushtita Boro too lost the 64kg final bout against Francessa Amato, also from Italy, by 0-5. Pwilao Basumatary, the other boxer from Assam, who lost in the semi-final against Ankushita yesterday, collected bronze medal in the 64kg.A day after knocking out World Championships silver medallist Sonia, Neeraj continued her sublime form to notch up a commanding 5-0 victory over Manisha, who had changed category from 54kg to 57kg. Asian Championships bronze medallist Ashish showed his prowess in 69kg to soar to a 4-1 win over compatriot Duryodhan Singh Negi.There was no stopping Deepak in 49kg. Oozing confidence with every punch, the Asian Championships silver medallist knocked out Govind Kumar Sahani 5-0. Kavinder Singh Bisht had to settle for the silver in a 2-3 result in a hard-fought contest with 2015 Asian champion Chatchai Decha Butdee. In 64kg, Rohit Tokas suffered a knee twist in the first round and was forced to forfeit his bout to 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Colin Louis Richarno of Mauritius. Ashish Kumar’s hopes of adding the 75kg gold were dashed as he had to give a walkover to Philippines’s Eumir Felix Delos Santos due to a cut that he sustained on his forehead in the semi-finals.Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal and the President of Boxing Federation of India Ajay Singh were present in the award function and also handed over the medals to the winners. Also read: Local Sportslast_img read more

Wimbledon: Nadal Crashes Out, Murray and Federer Progress into Quarter Finals

first_imgAndy Murray remained on course for his third Wimbledon title as he defeated Frenchman, Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court. The Brit will now face Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.Some Murray magic on #ManicMonday…#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/zAaX9ITYwG— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2017Elsewhere, Roger Federer dispatched 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-4 in 1hr and 37 minutes to reach his 15th Wimbledon quarter-finals and the 50th of his Grand Slam career.Bringing up the [email protected] beats Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to reach a record 50th Grand Slam quarter-final#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/zCL0Qej0PR— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2017Novak Djokovic’s match game was postponed as a result of the over 4hrs game between Nadal and Muller. The Serbian will now play unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.Wimbledon 2017 – Men’s Quarter-FinalsTop halfAndy Murray vs Sam QuerreyGilles Muller vs Marin CilicBottom halfMilos Raonic vs Roger FedererTomas Berdych vs Adrian Mannarino/Novak DjokovicRelatedWimbledon Roundup: Murray Crashes Out, Djokovic Retires As Federer Marches OnJuly 13, 2017In “Sports”Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out, Roger Federer Marches OnAugust 11, 2017In “Sports”SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round ClashesJuly 10, 2018In “Sports” Rafael Nadal of Spain walks after losing the singles match against Dustin Brown of Germany, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)15-time major champion and 2nd seed, Rafael Nadal, failed to reach the quarter-finals as he crashes out to an epic 5-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller.The Spaniard’s fight back from two set down wasn’t enough to stop Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, who took the final set to win 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in 4hrs and 48 minutes, in what is now the longest match of the tournament so far.Nadal became the first casualty of the “big four”, joins Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori in dropping out of the round of 16.last_img read more

ELEAGUE announce Street Fighter V celebrity showmatch for charity

first_imgELEAGUE have announced a Street Fighter V Celebrity Showdown to air on Friday, April 28th in support of various charities.The Emmy nominated studio have pulled no proverbial Dragon Punches either; with four big names set to be paired and take to the stage. NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will be joined by Reggie Bush, Lupe Fiasco and Natalie Eva Marie as they battle it out on Street Fighter.Shaq is supporting the Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Lupe the MURAL foundation, Bush the 619 Charitable Fund and Marie the American Cancer society. It’s sure to be a great spectacle, even though the Street Fighter may not be of the highest quality. Then again, Shaq’s unproven on the global SFV stage and with undeniable sporting prowess he could well have the knack for fighting games. O’Neal is no stranger to the wonderful world of esports. His involvement in the NRG organisation is well documented but this will most definitely be the first time we’ve seen the basketball man compete (esports-wise) himself. American rapper and producer Lupe Fiasco is the man one to be paired with, though. Fiasco famously beat Daigo Umehara last year in an exhibition match by three rounds to two. He’s a confessed lover of the FGC so it’s of little surprise that he returns for the charity showdown at ELEAGUE. If he’s substantially better than the rest, maybe viewers will be treated to another Lupe versus professional showdown. Only time will tell. Whilst Marie and Bush have tenuous links to esports and FGC at best, the whole event is being put on for an array of great causes. There’s four great charities being supported and with a combined Twitter following of over 15 million it’s sure to bring more great exposure to the effervescent FGC. Esports Insider says: Our money is firmly on Lupe. We know the man has the ability. That said, Shaq has probably been practising hard and will likely be competitive. With four great causes being supported, kudos to the FGC, ELEAGUE and the celebs involved.last_img read more