Australia buys second MQ-4C Triton UAV

first_img Photo: Illustration: US Navy photo of MQ-4C Triton View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article View post tag: MQ-4C View post tag: RAAF The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft.Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations.Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the Triton acquisition was an important part of strengthening the security of Australia’s maritime boarders.“The Triton – which will complement our manned P-8A Poseidon aircraft – will significantly enhance our anti-submarine warfare and maritime strike capability as well as our ability to monitor and secure Australia’s maritime approaches,” minister Pyne said.“These capabilities help us protect our maritime area from threats such as people smuggling, and the exploitation of our natural resources from activities like illegal fishing.”“The Tritons will also be able to undertake enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks to support whole-of-government operations.”The approval of the second aircraft means that the project is on track to see the first Triton aircraft introduced into service in mid-2023 with all six planned to be delivered by late 2025, based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. View post tag: Tritonlast_img read more

Jimmy Fallon Taunts Trump With James Taylor-Style “Fire and Fury” [Watch]

first_imgMichael Wolff’s controversial tell-all about the Trump Administration’s first year, Fire and Fury, has been a bestseller since the news cycle first got a taste of the book a couple of week ago. Jimmy Fallon has a history of performing parody songs in the style of iconic singer-songwriters like Neil Young and Bob Dylan. So, really, it was only a matter of time before Fallon and his team of writers noticed the resemblance between the title of Wolff’s book and James Taylor’s 1970 classic “Fire and Rain”.The whole thing came together when Fallon took the stage under low light on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. Sporting a James Taylor-approved sweater and some very 1970s facial hair, the comedian plucked his acoustic guitar and muttered out lines like, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen fury/ I’ve seen so many tweets that my eyes are blurry”. It’s yet another hilarious addition to Fallon’s parody canon, which includes gems like a shot-by-shot remake of a Styx music video, Fallon-as-Neil-Young performing with the real Neil Young, and a Christmas-themed Trump taunt called “Robert Mueller Is Coming Town” (performed by Fallon-as-Bruce-Springsteen, of course).“Fire and Fury”[Photo: Screengrab of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon]last_img read more

UK driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 found dead in truck

first_imgTopics : They died from lack of oxygen and overheating, according to post-mortem examinations.Police charged five men, who appeared at a virtual hearing via Skype at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.Robinson had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration and acquiring criminal property.British Romanian Gheorghe Nica, 43, denied 39 counts of manslaughter while Romanian national Alexandru-Ovidiu Hanga, 27, denied a charge of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration. A British lorry driver on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 people found dead in a refrigerated truck in southeast England.Northern Ireland man Maurice Robinson, 25, was arrested shortly after the bodies of 31 men and eight women from Vietnam were discovered in the truck in an industrial zone in Grays, east of London, in October.The lorry arrived on a ferry from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge in the early hours of October 23, carrying the victims, who included two 15-year-old boys.center_img Northern Ireland man Christopher Kennedy, 23, has previously denied conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration while Valentin Calota, 37, was not asked to enter a plea to the charge of conspiring to assist unlawful immigration.Prosecutor William Emlyn Jones told the court that human trafficking conspiracy charges were being dropped against Kennedy and Robinson.Migrants can pay smugglers up to $40,000 for the dangerous journey, an enormous sum in Vietnam, where the annual per capital income is around $2,400, according to the World Bank.last_img read more

Tesla loses more than combined GM, Ford market value

first_imgTesla Inc shed about US$80 billion of its market value on Tuesday, an amount that overshadows the combined value of General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co, after its surprise exclusion from the S&P 500 index.Tesla’s shares recorded their worst single-day percentage drop ever and added to the broader sell-off in technology stocks, which have dominated Wall Street’s recovery from the coronavirus-driven crash earlier this year.The stock closed 21.06 percent lower, while fellow electric automaker Nikola Corp jumped more than 40 percent after General Motors said it was acquiring an 11 percent stake in the company. Wall Street analysts and investors widely expected Tesla to join the S&P 500 after the company posted its fourth consecutive profitable quarter in July, clearing a major hurdle for its potential inclusion in the benchmark stock index.In a surprise announcement, the S&P Dow Jones Indices decided to add online craft seller Etsy Inc, semiconductor equipment maker Teradyne Inc and pharmaceutical technology company Catalent Inc to the S&P 500 instead.“On the one hand, the slide in the share price is due to its non-inclusion in the S&P 500, but on the other hand the slide is also a normalization of the company’s valuation,” Frank Schwope, an analyst at NORD/LB, said.Tesla’s inclusion in the S&P 500 index would have required a lot of funds to buy its shares. Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy said the exclusion likely reflects the challenges in adding a company of Tesla’s size to the index.Bets against Tesla’s stock have also increased slightly over the last month, according to financial analytics firm S3 Partners.On Tuesday morning, short interest in Tesla was $25.03 billion, with about 8.10 percent of its outstanding shares shorted.Tesla’s recent stock rally has been driven by its blockbuster quarterly results and on bets it would be added to the S&P 500, which would trigger massive demand for its shares from index funds that track the benchmark.Topics :last_img read more

Manager Claudio Ranieri at Leicester for the long haul

first_imgClaudio Ranieri has underlined his desire to create a Leicester legacy as he eyes a return to European football. The boss insists he is at the King Power Stadium for the long haul as they aim to keep shocking the top flight. Leicester are second in the Barclays Premier League having lost just once this season ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. Including the Foxes the Italian has had eight jobs in 11 years since leaving Chelsea in 2004 – never lasting more than two years – but after maintaining their surprise top four challenge Ranieri wants to break that pattern. “Yes, I came here because I want to stay here a long time,” he said. “I think what I achieved (past European qualification) is good and I want to get back there. “To play in Europe or the Champions League is fantastic and I want to help my players and my team to achieve this goal, but slowly. “You have to be solid at the beginning and know each other very well and then we can go there.” The 64-year-old has also insisted he is not looking to seriously strengthen in the January transfer window. The Foxes also have no intention of selling the league’s 14-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy with the 28-year-old having scored in 11 straight games, a new Premier League record. Several of Leicester’s fringe players – including Andrej Kramaric and Gokhan Inler – may look for loan moves but Ranieri wants to protect his dressing room. “Now is a very good time for us and I don’t need anybody because everybody is working very well,” he said. “At the moment, I don’t want anyone. Why should I change or move something? The dynamic and spirit is very important. We are working well, why change?” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Police confirm decrease in arrests since cop firing in Eric Garner death

first_imgThe NYPD is confirming there has been a significant drop in arrests since the day officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired for his actions in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.The decline was initially found in a report.According to the report, arrests decreased 27-percent in the week after Pantaleo’s firing on August 19., in comparison to last year.Police officials say the decrease was mainly for low-level crimes and that officers are still keeping the city safe.Police unions have criticized the police commissioner and mayor for Pantaleo’s firing and urged officers to proceed with caution when making arrests.Related content:DOJ: No charges in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner, family “Can’t Breathe”last_img

Antonio Brown Dumped by Hollywood Police

first_img(WARNING – Audio not suitable for work)(Hollywood, FL) — What’s up with former NFL star Antonio Brown? Police in Hollywood, Florida announced yesterday the former wide receiver is no longer allowed to work with the Police Athletic League youth football team, and a check he donated was returned. The decision came after Brown could be seen on video yelling at police who arrived at his home for a domestic disturbance.It’s the third time in the last three months police have responded to a domestic call at Brown’s home, and authorities say these incidents have caused an irreparable rift between them, the Police Athletic League and Brown.last_img

Delta racks up remarkable reliability record

first_imgNeat seats, fine food, innovative in-flight entertainment—all things airlines tend to tout when they talk about service. But precious little of that matters if your flight’s cancelled and you’re left to stew at the gate. That cancellation is especially galling if it’s maintenance-related.That’s why Delta Air Lines’ announcement that it just racked up a record 185 days of zero mainline (non-regional jet) maintenance cancellations so far this year is so significant. Consider for a moment that the airline operates some 3,500 mainline departures daily and you put the number in perspective.How did Delta do it? “Aviation is the ultimate team sport,” says Senior Vice President of Technical Operations Don Mitacek. To successfully compete at the megacarrier level, and compete consistently, TechOps has boosted infrastructure by making sure the right aircraft parts are in the right place at the right time. Delta uses sophisticated analytic tools to do this. In addition, since 2012, the airline has opened several new “line” maintenance stations throughout its route network.Maintenance plays an important role when it comes to reliability. But Delta as a whole has established “D0”—zero delays—as the one clear goal across all its working groups. D0 doesn’t take into account the weather. Rather it’s focused on controllable factors: maintenance, crew scheduling and the like. Coordinating the drive for D0 is the airline’s Operations Control Center at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the planet’s busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic.From the surprisingly hushed, muted floor of the Star Wars-like OCC at any one time 350 to 400 people go about their jobs: flight dispatchers, maintenance personnel, pilots, and meteorologists. In all, representatives from some 30 of the airline’s departments are present.The end product—they hope—is to better that 185-day tally of no maintenance cancellations, and keep up the pressure in pursuit of zero delays.last_img read more

invisibobble hair ring – Great for curls!

first_imgPrice tag /qty is a minimal out of balance but wonderful for my lil babby’s thick extended hair, absolutely she’ll enjoy the relieve of using these in lieu of ‘brittle’ rubber bands.These are the most effective bobbles i have ever experienced. Really don’t know how i ever managed devoid of them. They do extend out slightly after to start with use but can be squashed again into shape. This will not truly bothere me as normal bobbles which i would acquire extend out in any case. I have definitely extensive hair so i like to snooze with my hair tied up and made use of to wake up with earache and headache in a morning. These are so a great deal additional cozy than a typical bobble – my ponytail feels limited and and secure when i touch it but feels like i have no bobble in through the day.Features of invisibobble hair ring – BrownIt doesn’t leave a kink in the hair. Preventing headachesStrong grip. Avoids split ends and hair breakageWater- and sweat-repellent. Prevents uncomfortable tugging and pulled hairInnovative styling tool. Antiallergic. Compatible with every hair typeActually good grips hair but does not hurt the head, i use them all the time in particular for operate where by my hair requires to be tied back again.Really durable very little hair rings. They do perform and retain your pony tail up even with thick hair like mine. Not seriously for working and sport like that as they will fall down but for do the job and day to day they’re best – and they glance interesting when on your wrist.They are very a lot more costly than other selections so i am not sure that i built a good choice. I will finally update my remark. Strange, i have posted a a bit negative critique and amazon boycoted it but if we are only meant to put up beneficial kinds what is the level?. In any case, in this article it goes all over again, i attempted these hair rings but i am not absolutely sure that they will get the job done in the lengthy run as i get the perception that they will turn into wider in no time (i have only utilised it 2 times so much). I also experienced problem untangling it just after using it from my hair. They are really much more high-priced than other options so i am not absolutely sure that i made a great option. I will ultimately update my comment.Boight these for a buddy and she loves them. She has rather thick and extended hair and just just one of these bobbles retains her hair in place without complications and traces.I enjoy these, they leave no marks in your hair. The vendor was fab arrived actually speedily.My hairdresser encouraged these as i have obviously curly hair and typical bobbles seem to hold my hair way too limited and squash the curls. I’ve received brownish hair so they really are rather invisible when surrounded by curls. They practically keep where i set them, no slipping at all. I’m not positive how they’d operate for straight hair but fantastic for curls.I wrestle to obtain bobbles that i like and never pull my hair when i place it. I wrestle to find bobbles that i like and you should not pull my hair when i set it up so when i came throughout these i imagined i would give it a test and i am so joyful i did i can not dwell without my invisibobble. They are terrific i hugely advocate it to any lady. They are so cozy and nearly invisible in your hair :).Was speedy supply and the product or service is a complete match changer for mei was seriously shocked by the smaller size of them when they arrived, but they really worki can have my hair tied up all day and it feels secure. They never snag or pull hair when taking away and they you should not go away the bump/ridge in my hair that a normal hair band does.Terrific they are smaller sized and thinner than the very clear types i buy and may perhaps not very last as very long but greater for my goddaughter fine hairbrush.Does what it claims on the box. When they arrived they were a large amount scaled-down than what i expected as i had previously purchased some hair bands comparable and they were more substantial in sizing. I have employed 1 band several periods now it is however intact and goes back again to size in a number of hours leaves minimal or no kink it varies. I would advise these to a buddy. Very good product or service even for extremely thick hair. I have incredibly thick hair (hairdressers are often shocked when they see the extent of its thickness) but i like to dress in it as a pony but sadly ordinary sizing bobbles can’t just take the pounds permit on your own in good shape properly and scrunchies reduce elasticity around time. Can be a bit tangly to get out and meant to ‘spring again to shape’ but more than time mine are having difficulties to do so. They return again to a circle but hardly ever have absent back to as little as when comes. Would undoubtedly advocate for thick hair.Always on my wrist or in my hair. Started out off with the pink ones but believed id get brown for my brunette hair.I have shoulder length obviously extremely curly hair, and observed this bobble to be the greatest matter because sliced bread. It holds my curls back again in a unfastened ponytail, but in contrast to scrunchies, this does not tumble out midway through the day. My hair has hardly ever felt so securely held, even though also emotion as if there was almost nothing in it.The invisibobble does specifically what it suggests holds hair securely with out pulling hair, leaves no ‘dents’ when taken out, and would not rip out hair when you take away it. I was concerned with the style and design that my curls would get tangled in it, but it came out quite effortlessly. I even slept in one particular, and the future day when taken out, my hair seemed as superior as it did the evening prior to, no awful mark wherever the bobble had been, and no straightened curls from being pulled again far too tightly. I am guessing this will also work properly with straight hair, while if it is good you may perhaps have to have to double it over.Can’t live without them!!!Good product even for extremely thick hairWon’t cut into the hairDoes what it says on the boxGreat for curls!Great for curly hair!last_img read more

How is Porting Apps to the Intel AppUp Center Like Two Famous Starship Captains?

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