NSSA 2M Lab Supports USS Cole

first_img View post tag: Supports View post tag: Navy View post tag: NSSA View post tag: Naval Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic March 18, 2014 View post tag: USScenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today NSSA 2M Lab Supports USS Cole NSSA 2M Lab Supports USS Cole USS COLENorfolk Ship Support Activity’s (NSSA) Miniature/Micro-Miniature (2M) Electronic Repair Lab began trouble shooting faulty circuit cards for the Sonar Set AN/SQS-53C received from USS Cole (DDG 67) March 14. View post tag: Cole View post tag: £2M View post tag: Lab For the second consecutive year, NSSA’s total repairs surpassed the totals of all other Navy Intermediate Maintenance Activities.“NSSA’s 2M Lab tests and repairs circuit cards and electronic modules for the ships in the Atlantic, 5th and 6th Fleets,” said Electronics Technician (ET) 1st Class Jeremy Ancell, NSSA 2M Lab leading petty officer. “We were able to trouble shoot 12,000 electronics cards in FY13.”The lab spends anywhere from two to 16 hours trouble shooting an individual electronics card or system component that comes into the lab for repair. “We run signature analysis on cards that come into the lab that are assumed to be bad. Through our analog signature analysis display monitors, we are able to see what signals are being sent from the combined components and we know what those components’ signatures should look like. If the signatures are different, then we are able to tell which components have gone bad. This allows us to trouble shoot without having to actually be in the system,” said Ancell.Once an electronics card has been trouble shot and the proper repairs made, the card is then sent back to the ship for Operational Testing (OP Test). If the card does not pass the OP Test, the ship is able to order a new electronics card at that point. This is where the NSSA 2M lab excels, as roughly 89 percent of their repairs pass OP Testing once the card is placed back into the troubled system. “We do not close the maintenance job until we receive the OP Test results from the ship on the particular circuit card or system component,” said NSSA’s 2M/Module Test and Repair Lab Supervisor Laura Petty. “If the OP Test is not satisfactory, we do not take credit for the repair.”NSSA’s 2M Lab is also able to aid ships in need of specialty parts since its lab has abundant in house recourses and the ability to reach out to other labs and support facilities to procure certain items.“We have a couple hundred thousand individual components in our on hand piece parts inventory that we are able to use every day, which makes us a valuable asset to the ships on the waterfront in need of timely repair to their systems,” said Ancell.Attention to detail and the ability to create processes that effectively assess damaged electronics is what has led the NSSA 2M lab to its continued success. “I spent 14 years helping with the development of test routines for the 2M labs, so I knew that the test routines were unable to perform dynamic tests,” said Petty. “We then created a new process in February 2011 that combined dynamic testing with static testing which greatly improved our capabilities.”NSSA’s 2M lab consists of 15 ETs and three civilian technicians and is located in Building LF-18 on Naval Station Norfolk. “We have such great technicians that do a wonderful job learning and following our procedures. They all strive for excellence. It is very rewarding to do this job and to have a positive impact on the Fleet,” said Petty.[mappress]Press Release, March 18, 2014; Image: Wikimedialast_img read more



Parents of victim react after execution of Wesley Purkey

first_img By Network Indiana – July 16, 2020 0 381 Google+ IndianaLocalNews Parents of victim react after execution of Wesley Purkey WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) Wesley Purkey’s final words didn’t mean much to the parents of Jennifer Long, whom he raped and murdered in 1998, before dismembering her body with a chainsaw, burning her remains and throwing them in a sewage pond. Purkey was executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Thursday morning.“I deeply regret the pain and suffering I caused to Jennifer’s family,” Purkey said when given a chance to say final words. “I am deeply sorry. I deeply regret the pain I caused to my daughter, who I love so very much. This sanitized murder really does serve no purpose whatsoever.”“It didn’t mean much,” said Olivia Long, who traveled from Missouri to be at the execution. “He’s not very genuine. He’s a very manipulative individual. And, there was obviously nothing wrong with him mentally because he remembered Jennifer’s name to apologize to us.”Purkey’s lawyers had argued against his execution, saying Alzheimer’s prevented him from understanding why he had been put to death.Both parents said the process from his trial to his death, took too long.“All these appeals, some of them he put through several times. And then we sat in a van for four hours this morning while he did a bunch more appeals, some of them he’d already done. We just shouldn’t have had to wait this long,” said Olivia Long.Her husband William, remembering his daughter, who was 16 when she was murdered, said he believes the execution needed to happen.“We took care of today what we needed to take care of. He needed to take his last breath. He took my daughter’s last breath,” he said. “She was missing for five years before we found out what was happening. Then 17 years he sat on death row.”Long said he would always have the events surrounding his daughter’s death and the nearly 20-year ordeal that followed with him, saying no parent should have to live through that. Previous articleSunburst race canceled due to cloud of COVID-19Next articleKohl’s, Target, CVS make mask requirement decisions Network Indianalast_img read more


Second Annual Rose Sale honors women and caregivers

first_imgLocal children and residents at the Pierce House gathered on Sunday to kick off the annual Mother’s Day Rose Sale.FARMINGTON – An annual event to celebrate mothers is underway with the help of United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. Organizer Morgan Leso met with residents at the Pierce House and local children on Sunday to kick off the initiative.This is the second year of the Mother’s Day Rose Sale which also acts as a fundraiser for UWTVA. Leso said the roses are a way of acknowledging the efforts of all the women who live in the local nursing homes and residential living centers.“During this time of isolation, the youth in our community want to spread a little joy and happiness,” she wrote in an email.Roses can be ordered online here to be delivered to the local recipient of choice. Roses are one dozen for $20.Pierce House Director Darlene Mooar said they strive to celebrate all women at their facility on Mother’s Day.“We try to recognize anyone who has fostered a close relationship with a child,” she said.The deadline for ordering roses is May 2.last_img read more


Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer Announces 2019 Winter Tour Dates

first_imgGuitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer announced a new batch of (mostly) North American tour dates for the coming year on Monday. The young musician is currently in the middle of his ongoing fall tour, which is scheduled to wrap later next month following a performance at Philadelphia’s Foundry at The Fillmore on December 15th. Niederauer will now continue his unique teenage life of the road while performing for fans both at home and abroad this winter, as he sets his sights on some big events for 2019.Niederauer’s 2019 winter tour begins just two weeks into the new year with his participation on JamCruise 17 on January 15th-21st. Once he returns to shore, he’ll head out west for a few performances at the tech-heavy NAMM Show event in Anaheim on January 24th-25th. Following his appearance at Boca Raton’s Florida Jazz & Blues Jam on January 26th, Niederauer will head out across the northern U.S. throughout the months of February and March with headlining performances in Syracuse, NY (2/8); Buffalo, NY (2/9); Pittsburgh, PA (2/17), Indianapolis, IN (2/18) and Cincinnati, OH (2/19). The tour will then turn south for warmer pastures with scheduled shows in Nashville, TN (2/21), Asheville, NC (2/22) and Roanoke, VA (2/23), before heading over to Italy for an appearance at Festival Blues in Bolzano in early March. The winter tour will close out when he returns Stateside for a pair of shows in Roslyn, New York on March 29th-30th.The more detailed itinerary for Niederauer’s remaining fall tour as well as the newly announced shows in 2019 can be referenced below. Tickets and information can also be found by visiting the tour page on Taz’s website.The 15-year-old guitar prodigy has gone from being the impressively-adorable child with the guitar to a headlining name within the jam scene over the years. In addition to leading an all-star tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman at Brooklyn Comes Alive back in the fall, he was also one of the featured guests who appeared on Ghost Note‘s star-studded 2018 studio album, Swagism.last_img read more


Newport Jazz Festival Expands 2019 Lineup: Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Ghost-Note, More

first_imgThe Newport Jazz Festival will return to Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park on August 2nd–4th, marking the event’s 65th anniversary.The historic New England jazz festival has expanded its 2019 lineup with the additions of Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Ghost-Note, Diana Reeves, The Ron Carter Trio, Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Memphis Soulphony, PJ Morton, and many more.Newport Jazz Festival 2019 will see Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, and Corinne Bailey Rae topping their expansive bill. The three-day event will see additional performances from Buika, Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective, Sons of Kemet, Makaya McCraven, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ravi Coltrane/David Virelles, ELEW, Marcus Strickland Twi-Life, Christian Sand – 3 Piano Erroll Garner Tribute! feat. Helen Sung and Tadataka Unno, Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game, Joel Ross ‘Good Vibes‘, Tia Fuller’s “Diamond Cut”, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, and Laurin Talese.Newport, RI’s Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views. The festival at the Fort features 4 stages, food and crafts, two beer and wine gardens, and more. The festival is held rain or shine, so get ready for a weekend stacked full of Jazz’s finest musicians.Tickets are on sale now here, with numerous ticket-package options available.For more information on the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, head to the event’s website.last_img read more


Worrisome growth pattern

first_imgEvery spring, as the weather warms, trees up and down the East Coast explode in a display of bright green life as leaves fill their branches, and every fall, the same leaves provide one of nature’s great color displays of vivid yellow, orange, and red.Thanks to climate change, the timing of those events has shifted over the last two decades, Harvard scientists say.Andrew Richardson, an associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, and research associate Trevor Keenan worked with colleagues from seven different institutions on a study that found that forests throughout the eastern United States are showing signs of spring growth dramatically earlier, and that the growing season in some areas extends further into the fall. The expanded growing season, they say, has enabled forests to store as much as 26 million metric tons more CO2 than before. The work is described in a June 1 paper published in Nature Climate Change.“What we find in this paper is an increase in the growing season of forests in the eastern U.S. due to recent climate change,” Keenan said. “This has been beneficial for forests in the past, but we do not expect the response to continue unchecked in the future. It must also be kept in mind that this positive effect of warming is but one amid a barrage of detrimental impacts of climate change on the Earth’s ecosystems.”The fact that forests can store more carbon is a good thing, but both Keenan and Richardson warned that it’s far from so good as to cancel the potential devastation of climate change.“Yes, 26 million metric tons is a lot of carbon, but it’s still small when compared to fossil fuel emissions,” Richardson said.“And climate change isn’t just about warmer temperatures. It’s also about changes in precipitation patterns … so in the future, an earlier spring might not help forests take up more carbon if they end up running out of water in mid-summer.”The research integrated information from three sources: satellite imagery, on-the-ground observations, and instrument towers.By collecting data across different scales, Keenan was able to capture both a regional picture of the eastern forest — which stretches along the seaboard from Maine to Georgia, and as far inland as Wisconsin — and a more granular measurement of individual sites.Using satellite data, Keenan tracked when forests across the region began to green in the spring, and when leaves began to turn in the fall. Ground observations made every three to seven days at the Harvard Forest in Petersham and at a long-term research site in New Hampshire provided information about the state of buds, leaves, and branches.When combined with records from instrument towers, the data sets allowed the researchers to paint a richly detailed picture that shows spring starting earlier, and a growing season lasting longer than at any point in the past two decades.“Basically, we showed that there are three different ways of looking at this, and they all show the same result — spring is getting earlier,” Richardson said. “When you look at the patterns across both space and time, and year-to-year at individual sites, and when you look across different species, the same patterns hold up … that gives us confidence that there’s something going on.”Another important result, Richardson said, was the discovery of a significant source of error in existing computer models on how forest ecosystems work. It turns out that these models don’t properly reflect how spring and autumn temperatures control the start and end of the growing season.“What that means is if you run these models forward 100 years, they won’t be accurate,” he said. “This shows an opportunity to improve the models and how they simulate how forests will work under future climate scenarios.”The real power of the findings, however, may be in helping make the effects of climate change more tangible to the public, the researchers said.“If you tell people the leaves are going to start coming out in mid-April, and it used to be in early May, that’s something people can relate to more easily than describing temperature-change records,” Richardson said. “People are just inherently fascinated by the passing of the seasons and weather, and how those two are connected.”last_img read more


Veronica Dunne Begins Performances in Chicago

first_img Chicago She’s starting with a bang! Veronica Dunne begins performances as Roxie Hart in Chicago on October 17. The Disney star makes her Broadway debut as the leading lady during the Tony-winning revival’s 20th anniversary, which officially takes place on November 14. Dunne steps in for Dylis Croman and is set to play a six-week limited engagement through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.Dunne stars on Disney’s K.C. Undercover and recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate film The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. She got her start on stage in the Lythgoe Family Production of Cinderella with Broadway veterans Shoshana Bean and Jennifer Leigh Warren. Dunne went on to star in the stage productions of Into the Woods, Chicago, Cabaret and most recently, the world premiere of Joe Iconis’ new musical, The Black Suits.Chicago currently stars Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments Veronica Dunne(Photo: Nathan Johnson)center_img Related Shows from $49.50last_img read more


Stylish Yeronga home sells to family looking to upgrade

first_imgThe auction of 15 Heritage Close, Yeronga.“They were looking to upgrade as they plan to grow their little family. “Yeronga is the perfect family neighbourhood — close to the river and parks and the home is in a child-friendly cul-de-sac. “Yeronga is continuing to see incredible growth as families see the value in this highly convenient and attractive suburb.” The home at 15 Heritage Close, Yeronga sold at auction for $1.8 million.A two-storey executive home with an entire level dedicated to entertaining has sold under the hammer to a young family. The property at 15 Heritage Close, Yeronga sold at auction on March 4 for $1.8 million.Place New Farm marketing agent, Judy Goodger said the home was a hidden gem close to the Brisbane CBD. The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and, on the lower level, an entertaining area with wet bar and wine cellar that opens to a poolside alfresco pavilion. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe poolside entertaining area at 15 Heritage Close, Yeronga.The Saturday morning auction of the Yeronga home attracted four registered bidders and a crowd of about 40 people. Bidding began at $1.65 million and stopped right on $1.8 million. Ms Goodger said the home was purchased under the hammer by a young couple.“On the same day the buyers bought this Yeronga home under the hammer, their other house at Fairfield went to auction, so it was a day of excitement for the young pair,” she said. last_img read more


Rental disputes push tenants to brink of homelessness: QSTARS

first_imgIt might be considered a renter’s paradise, but tenancy disputes are rising on the Sunshine Coast, according to QSTARS.AN alarming number of renters on the Sunshine Coast are facing homelessness as tenancy disputes escalate, according to a local community legal centre.The Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service, which is a free program run by Tenants Queensland, has reported a spike in referrals for complaints around repairs and maintenance in the region.QSTARS advocate Christine Lepp said her organisation had received 178 referrals for complaints around repairs and maintenance since January.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThere are reports tenancy disputes are rising on the Sunshine Coast amid a tight rental market.Ms Lepp said some tenants were asking for rent reductions from agents and landlords for serious breaches relating to emergency repairs.“The reality is many tenants are too afraid to ask for a rent reduction or complain to the Residential Tenancies Authority for fear of being told to leave their home at the end of their lease so it’s impossible to see how widespread the problem is,” Ms Lepp said.“They are concerned that they will not be able to find alternative accommodation at short notice and simply put up with unreasonable conditions.“We certainly see this situation increase in periods where there is a tight rental market.”Tenancy disputes are rising on the Sunshine Coast amid a tight rental market. Photo: Lorraine Hanna.In one instance, Ms Lepp said a real estate agent threatened to blacklist a first time renter paying $400 a week because he had been asking for repairs to be made to the property for more than a year.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoShe said that property had now been deemed unliveable.FRESH MODERN DESIGNRURAL HOMES OFF TO A FLYING STARTRBA TO KEEP RATES ON HOLD“This particular tenant was given 24 hours to move and threatened with being placed on a tenancy database,” she said.“Often these tenants are then forced into homelessness or have no choice but to give away their pets in the rush to find alternative accommodation.”The Sunshine Coast had a vacancy rate of just 0.7 per cent in the December quarter, according to the latest REIQ Residential Vacancies Report.The vacancy rate on the Sunshine Coast was just 0.7 per cent in the December quarter, according to the REIQ.The average weekly rent is $360, according to property researcher CoreLogic.Tenants Queensland chief executive Penny Carr said rising housing affordability pressures meant many of the state’s renters were living in substandard properties.Last year, draft legislation was passed allowing the introduction of a head of power to regulate minimum standards in rental properties.Tenants Queensland CEO Penny Carr. Picture: Rob Maccoll.Ms Carr said any new standards needed to be clear, comprehensive and specific to protect tenants and landlords.“The poor quality standards of rental accommodation has been an issue for Queensland renters some time,” she said.“These guidelines need to ensure that properties are safe and healthy places to live in, that tenants have access to important amenities in their home and that the requirements are clearly expressed in tenancy laws rather than vague references to other legislation.”last_img read more