US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions

first_img View post tag: solutions View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command reached out to fleet leaders in a Navy message Dec. 12 to ensure Sailors understand the minimal flame resistant qualities of the Navy Working Uniform Type I.Adm. Bill Gortney explained the current requirement for working uniforms and organizational clothing and discussed recent uniform testing results.“In coordination with the uniform board, Adm. Haney (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet) and I will continue to review the requirements for, and flame-resistant qualities of, working uniforms including the Type I NWUs,” Gortney explained in his message.The latest push for awareness stems from an impromptu test the Navy Clothing Textile Research Facility conducted Oct. 15, in Natick, Mass. The test reinforced the fact that the NWU Type I is not flame-resistant.“We will explore long-term solutions that afford our Sailors the right protective clothing, aligned with the tasks they are required to perform in various operating environments,” said Gortney.In 2012, fire-retardant NWU Type II/III and coveralls became part of the Navy’s organizational clothing inventory. The Navy began issuing flame resistant organizational gear (FROG) I and II, in the NWU Type II and III pattern, to Navy ground force personnel deploying to Afghanistan and those conducting operations in environments where improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a common threat.Navy leadership removed the flame-resistant requirements from NWUs in 1996, and commands since then have been required to purchase flame-resistant organizational clothing for Sailors.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 13, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: forces US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions View post tag: explores December 13, 2012center_img View post tag: fleet Back to overview,Home naval-today US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions View post tag: Navy View post tag: Protective View post tag: Clothing View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Open consultation: Branded medicines: statutory scheme

first_imgThe government has published its response to the consultation on proposed changes to the statutory scheme that controls the cost of branded health service medicines.A revised payment percentage for 2020 will be set from 1 April 2020 and the payment percentage for 2021 has been adjusted. These are set out in the response document.There have been changes to the impact assessment in response to consultation feedback.The finalised regulations and explanatory memorandum have been published.,This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded medicines.The consultation focuses specifically on proposed amendments to the payment percentages that are currently set out in the legislation for the statutory scheme.We propose adjusting the payment percentages for 2020 and 2021 to help ensure allowed growth in statutory scheme sales of branded medicines to the NHS is limited to the current rate of 1.1% per year.last_img read more

Admissions process

first_img The admissions process Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer File under “A” for admissions Thousands of applications pour in and filers like Malensky Oscar (left) of Long Island University and Joyce Zhang ’13 help shoulder the administrative burden of filing. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons watches their work and assesses his impending workload. ?The tradition of careful, individual review of applications to Harvard College goes back to its earliest days. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings. This month, 20 subcommittees meet for three to five days — each discussing an applicant for as long as an hour. Decisions are made by majority vote and are referred to the full committee, which makes the admission offers next month.Bill Fitzsimmons, the dean of admissions, said eager applicants sometimes augment the process with extra material. Musically talented applicants each year submit 2,500 recordings, which are sent to the Music Department faculty for review.Other applicants have sent in material ranging from the quirky to the outrageous: cookies and date bread, monogrammed pencils urging admission, mock issues of Time magazine with candidates as persons of the year, and photos of applicants in bedrooms freshly painted crimson. Perhaps the most shocking delivery was the life-size plaster of paris casting of an applicant. Long process Behind the scenes, admissions decisions are made by majority vote, with offers made in March. Projecting the future Sally White Harty, senior admissions and financial aid officer for Harvard College, projects student application essays for review during an admissions meeting. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings. Group effort Associate Director of Financial Aid Kathryn Vidra (from left, pink shirt) helps Fitzsimmons and others review applications and materials. Under review David Evans (left), an admissions and financial aid senior specialist, considers applications in one of many meetings he’ll attend where applicants are often discussed for as long as one hour. Extra credit Fitzsimmons said eager applicants sometimes augment the process with extra material ranging from the quirky to the outrageous: One applicant sent in a life-size plaster casting of herself.last_img read more

Syracuse’s top trio leads SU in 72-62 win over Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Earlier this season, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said that Tyus Battle has made as many clutch shots as any player in SU history. So on Saturday, as the Orange led by seven points with 2:25 left against a persistent Notre Dame team, Battle stepped back on the right wing to try and do it again.Boeheim then watched the junior’s shot swish, which was followed by Battle slapping his chest twice with his right hand. The Orange had needed their big scorers to step up in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener, and Battle’s late bucket put the exclamation point on the necessary performance. “To get an away win in ACC starting off,” Battle said, “it’s good momentum for us.”Syracuse (10-4, 1-0 ACC) separated itself late to beat Notre Dame (10-5, 0-2), 72-62, in Purcell Pavilion on Saturday. The Orange were spurred by a combined 58 points from their three leading scorers: Elijah Hughes, Oshae Brissett and Battle. They combined for 10 3s in a game that Syracuse knocked down a season-high 12. SU’s offense, which was supposed to be better this season and hadn’t yet shown it much, delivered to win its ACC opener.“They have to show up,” Boeheim said of the trio. “If they don’t, we’re not gonna win. We depend on those guys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor better or worse, Syracuse relied on a three-headed scoring attack last season: Battle, Brissett and Frank Howard. In games when those players were taken out of the equation, the Orange struggled to put the ball in the hoop. But in contests where those three got going, Syracuse was tough to beat. This season, Howard hasn’t been the same player as last while he still battles a return from a preseason injury. But the Orange added Hughes after he sat out last season as a transfer from East Carolina. Brissett returned with a fine-tuned 3-point shot, and Battle reworked his shot as well. With limited production from SU’s bigs — and until Howard is back to himself again — the Orange is in a familiar spot with their reliance on a three-pronged attack.“Any day, one of us can have big nights,” Battle said.Those three scorers face a big burden in the ACC while overcoming four nonconference losses, a total that Syracuse has never made the NCAA Tournament with. And at least Saturday, they delivered right from tip-off.On SU’s first possession against Notre Dame, Hughes pump faked and dribbled once before nailing a 3 from the top of the key. Brissett drained one from the left wing a few minutes later. Battle pulled up and swished from the left elbow. Later in the first half, Hughes faded away for 3, then Battle stepped back for 2 from the right elbow, and finally, Battle led a one-man fastbreak before finishing off the glass. All three had scored at least eight points by halftime. After early-season questions surrounded both Battle and Brissett’s shooting, the results have been much improved. “We are shooting it better,” Boeheim said. “… I think we can shoot it well. I don’t think that’s something that’s not possible.”Before Saturday, even though the Orange knew which three guys would win or lose them games, SU hadn’t been able to count on them to consistently make 3s. Hughes had been the best of the bunch, and he showed that Saturday with a career-high six makes from deep.But Brissett stepped up as well Saturday, with three first-half deep balls, and Battle swished a top-of-the-key 3 midway through the second half. That Battle swish, one week after he didn’t attempt a 3 on a perfect shooting night, put Syracuse back up five and silenced Notre Dame.“We don’t worry about whatever statistics say,” Battle said. “We know we can shoot the ball. We were getting good looks, and they were going in.”Battle has spoken about the potential ACC play provides for resume-boosting wins. So a loss Saturday wouldn’t have crippled Syracuse’s season. But all three of SU’s leading scorers took charge, combining for 26 of SU’s 46 rebounds — 11 for Brissett, 10 for Hughes, five for Battle. “Coach has been on us, especially me and Elijah about it,” Battle said with a grin about rebounds. “… And it was good for us, I think, that’s what we need to do to win games going forward.”This is just the start for Syracuse. The Orange host two ACC foes next week before traveling to play No. 1 Duke. In its ACC opener, SU proved it had a method to winning in one of the country’s top conferences. Even if it’s not all that different from last year’s go-to attack, which carried the Orange into the Sweet 16.By the end of Saturday’s game, Syracuse’s top three had done enough and no longer worried about another Notre Dame comeback bid. Hughes dribbled behind his back as the buzzer sounded, and Brissett gave him a high-five. They, along with Battle, had done what they were supposed to.“Every night, you want to show up,” Brissett said. “Coach puts a lot of confidence and a lot of trust in us to make plays, so he calls our numbers, and we’ve just got to go out there and execute.” Comments Published on January 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3last_img read more