Mexican Navy Orders Two Beechcraft T-6C+ Trainers Beechcraft T-6C Equipment & technology Beechcraft Corporation, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc., said on Tuesday that it had received an initial order from the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) for two T-6C+ military trainers. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy Orders Two Beechcraft T-6C+ Trainers View post tag: 6C+ View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: trainers View post tag: T View post tag: orders View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy This purchase represents the first step in modernizing the Mexican Navy’s fixed-wing aviation fleet and follows a recent expansion of the Mexican Air Force training fleet to include 12 T-6C+ aircraft. The Navy trainers are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2014.In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft’s Global Mission Support organization is working on a second contract with SEMAR that is expected to include two years of parts support, training for pilots and mechanics, and the placement of Field Service Representatives who will provide technical expertise and training to maintenance personnel. Russ Bartlett, senior vice president, Defense said: “SEMAR not only recognizes the value of a proven, reliable airframe with the T-6C+ in standing up its new training capability, but this selection also acknowledges the significant benefits our Global Mission Support team offers in providing on-the-ground service, support and training for the fielded aircraft.”The T-6C+ features a hard-point wing, Heads-Up Display, Up-Front Control Panel, an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite that greatly expands advanced training opportunities. The systems are integrated with a Hands-On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS), providing the student pilot and instructor with a simpler interface to the digital cockpit. The CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite is the first in its class to incorporate a fully integrated and FAA-certified dual FMS/GPS navigation suite that meets the required navigation performance standards for current worldwide airspace equipment. The open architecture design of the Cockpit 4000 provides the flexibility to expand capabilities and continuously meet current and future training needs.In addition to accommodating instruction in instrument flight procedures and basic aerial maneuvers, the T-6 delivers world-class training capability that is appropriate for teaching the most basic introductory flight training tasks through the more challenging and complex advanced training missions that could previously be accomplished only in far more expensive jet aircraft. The T-6 has been used to train pilots, navigators, and weapons systems operators from more than 20 countries around the world. To date, Beechcraft has delivered more than 825 T-6 trainers, which have amassed more than 2.2 million flight hours.[mappress]Press Release, March 28, 2014; Image: Beechcraft Corporation View post tag: Mexican View post tag: Beechcraft View post tag: two March 28, 2014
View post tag: americas India Seeks UGM-84L Harpoon Missiles from US View post tag: seeks View post tag: US Authorities View post tag: UGM-84L View post tag: asia The Government of India has requested a possible sale of 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles, 10 UTM-84L Harpoon Encapsulated Training missiles, 2 Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $200 million.This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to strengthen the U.S.-India strategic relationship and to improve the security of an important partner which continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South Asia.This Harpoon missile system will be employed on the Indian Navy’s Shishumar class submarine (Type-209) and will provide enhanced capabilities in defense of critical sea lines of communication. India has already purchased Harpoon missiles for integration on Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft and Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft. India will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.This proposed sale of Harpoon missiles will not alter the basic military balance in the region.The principal contractors will be the Boeing Company in St Louis, Missouri; and Delex Systems Inc., in Vienna, Virginia. In accordance with the Indian Defense Procurement Policy, a contractor may be expected to conclude offset agreements with the Government of India but no offset agreement is currently known to have been proposed in connection with this potential sale.Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor personnel to India. However, U.S. Government or contractor personnel in-country visits will be required on a temporary basis for program, technical, and management oversight and support requirements for approximately five years.There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.[mappress]Press Release, July 03, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Missiles View post tag: Navy The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to India for UGM-84L Harpoon missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $200 million on July 1, 2014. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today India Seeks UGM-84L Harpoon Missiles from US Share this article View post tag: India View post tag: from View post tag: HARPOON July 3, 2014 View post tag: Naval
We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we have been informed by several people in the know that the new CEO/President of the Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau yearly salary may have been grossly understated to the media? …it has been alleged that the salary for the new CEO/President of the not-for-profit Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau was around $125,000 a year not including benefits? …it’s now alleged that the correct salary for the incoming CEO/President of the not-for-profit Evansville Convention and Vistors Bureau is $175,000 a year not including benefits? …if the above information is correct we consider this to be a developing story?IS IT TRUE the Vanderburgh County Commissioners recently voted to “drop” the requirement that members of the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals be registered members of either the Democratic or Republican party? …that the County Commission voted 3-0 that party affiliation has no place in determining a person’s tax appeal?IS IT TRUE on January 8th, Vanderburgh County Commissioner Jeff Hatfield appeared before the County Council to ask them to follow suit and drop the political party requirement when considering their new appointee to this board? …the County Council voted 7-0 to do so? …we agree with County Commissioner Jeff Hatfield that political party affiliation should have no place in determining a person’s property taxes appeal?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville City Council has nine members? …when five (5) members or more of the same political party meet behind closed doors its called a political caucus? …when four (4) Democrats and one Republican City Council members meet behind closed doors to discuss the people business it could be in violation of the State of Indiana “Sunshine Laws”?IS IT TRUE over the years the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department has earned a reputation of being the mecca for political patronage and pork-barrel politics?IS IT TRUE we were taken by surprise to hear that Mayor Winnecke appointed former City Councilwoman Connie Robinson to the Evansville Water and Sewer Utilities Board? …that Evansville Water and Sewer Utility board members are compensated between $3,000 to $5,000 a year for serving on that board? …that politic make strange bedfellows?IS IT TRUE we have been told by reliable sources that the City of Evansville officials have been quietly meeting with officials from the EPA? …because of the unexpected new demands of the EPA, the Evansville Water and Sewer ratepayers better get ready for a shocking rate increase in the very near future?IS IT TRUE everyday members of our local law enforcement work many scenes of shootings several times every week? …they also chase and apprehend suspects fleeing the scene of the shootings? …we are proud of our man and women in blue for help keeping our community safe from bad people? …our law enforcement has an extremely stressful and dangerous job? …the next time you see our first responders please give them a “thumbs up” for doing a great job in protecting us?IS IT TRUE if only County Council members Tom Shelter, Jr, and Jim Raaben would have listened to former County Commissioner Dave Mosby, Vanderburgh County we wouldn’t be experiencing the current jail overcrowding problem today? …over 16 years ago Mr. Mosby wanted to build an additional pod to the Vanderburgh County jail that would have housed 250 more inmates but was voted down by the County Council?IS IT TRUE that Tom Shetler, Jr was just elected President of the Vanderburgh County Council for 2020? …that Angela Koehler Lindsey was elected Vice President and James Raben was named Chairman of the Finance Committee? …those in the political know say that these appointments may not be good news for those who are promoting to build a larger county jail pod that will meet the needs of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff Office for the next 25 years?IS IT TRUE it’s a well-known fact that the overzealous conservative County Council President Tom Shelter, Jr spearheaded the effort to build a smaller jail 16 years ago? …that he made a major mistake then and is on the verge doing similar this year?IS IT TRUE we predict that the Shelter, Raben, and Koehler Lindsey team will only support a 300-bed jail expansion project?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Public Defender plays an important role in our social fabric by ensuring that those who can least afford legal representation in our Courts are fully protected?IS IT TRUE that Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders currently has a political war chest of around $125,000 and is expected to increase to around $175,000 by March 2020?IS IT TRUE in the private sector when a person is accused of taking funds from an existing business to pay personal debts its called embezzlement or misappropriations? …in Evansville when a person is working in the public sector is accused of taking funds from an existing non-profit business to pay personal debts it’s called “we never file an official police report?IS IT TRUE last year a well-known website called Niche.com that tracks the cost of living across the United States named the Indiana cities of Fort Wayne, Evansville, and South Bend as the cheapest places in the country to live?…the City-County Observer is confident that no one who contributed to this article has ever paid a utility bill from Vectren or the City of Evansville Sewer and Water Utility department?…when digging an inch below the surface one finds that Niche.com only considers housing, food, fuel, and property taxes?…property taxes are by definition 1% of the market value of the house so cheap houses means low taxes?…with the always under attack HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT there are some homeowners who pay nearly no property taxes at all?…fuel may be cheap in Evansville but it is always cheaper across the money saving bridge in Kentucky or down at Marina Point?…food is and always has been reasonably priced in Evansville but part of that is because locals tend not to be willing to pay for designer brands and have an appetite for very inexpensive fast food from a drive up window? …Niche also excluded the cost of healthcare which is quite high due to the high levels of obesity, smoking, sedentary living and abuse of alcohol?…while Evansville is not even close to the cost of places like San Francisco, it is far from the cheapest place in the United States?IS IT TRUE that Vanderburgh County Clerk Carla Hayden and her staff did an outstanding job in conducting the recent city election?IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fears the people we have LibertyToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that County Commissioner Jeff Hatfield’s re-election endorsement of Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave was effective?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will be tolerated and will be removed from our site.”We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Shannon Wallace was crowned Miss Ocean City 2015-16 on Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier.Shannon Wallace, a 2015 graduate of Ocean City High School bound for Pace University in the fall, was crowned Miss Ocean City 2015-16 at the annual pageant Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier.Wallace was the top choice among 12 contestants after competition in talent, swimsuit, poise and interview.The contestants were between the ages of 16 and 22, and each was an Ocean City High School student or graduate or the child of an Ocean City property owner.Wallace, 18, will represent Ocean City at events throughout the year. The contestants in the pageant competed for scholarship money.The pageant has been sponsored and produced by the Ocean City Exchange Club since 1979.Award winners were as follows:First Runner Up: Briar Rose Ginn2nd Runner Up: McKayla Perry3rd Runner Up: Julia Erickson Talent Winner: Shannon WallaceInterview Winner: Shannon WallacePoise Award Winner: Brian Rose GinnSwim Suit: McKayla PerryMiss Congeniality: Amanda MeachonEileen Parks Hostess Award: Samantha HorowitzPeoples Choice Award: Emily BatastiniParade Winner: McKayla Perry
Gourmet pie manufacturer Pieminister has launc hed the Kate & Wills commemorative pie ahead of the Royal wedding in April. The new variety has been released to coincide with British Pie Week (7-13 March) and will be available until the end of April.The limited-edition Kate & Wills pie is made with British beef, wine, bacon, pearl onions, mushrooms and a dash of brandy. Each pie weighs 270g and has a wholesale price of £2.60.The firm has also added three sweet pies to its wholesale portfolio: Adam’s Apple, the Royal Pear, and Toffee Apple pies. They weigh 140g and have a RRP of £2.
Free-from food brand DS-gluten free has reformulated its frozen pastry range, which will launch this month.The firm said it had used UK consumers to blind taste-teste its chicken and mushroom pies, sausage rolls, Cornish-style slices and shortcrust pastry on UK consumers, in the run-up to the relaunch, with positive results.Consumers noted that the chicken and mushroom pies, sausage rolls and Cornish-style slices had a new flakier pastry, good quality meat, more browning on cooking and an overall improved appearance, while the shortcrust pastry was judged to be easier to handle and have a more buttery flavour, said the firm.DS-gluten free, which has been producing frozen products for the gluten- and wheat-free sector for 10 years, said it was “always looking to push boundaries on innovation”. “We continue to reformulate to improve the quality of gluten-free foods, while many competitors choose to mimic our products,” commented retail brand manager Emma Herring.>>Supermarkets jump on gluten-free bandwagon
With summer fast approaching, Terrapin Crossroads (San Rafael, CA) has announced the lineup for its Summer Kick Off Party featuring Phil Lesh & Friends on Sunday, June 12th. Grateful Dead bassist (and Terrapin Crossroads founder) Phil Lesh will be joined by Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell, Luther Dickinson, Jason Crosby, and Cody Dickinson for the outdoor celebration. The show will also feature an opening set from Scott Law & Friends, as well as many more surprise guests. The event will take full advantage of the venue’s beer garden space, offering batched cocktails, BBQ, and a variety of other food and drink stations. Tickets for the party are available here. For more information, visit the Terrapin Crossroads website.
Read Full Story Young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior face a high rate of mental health problems, according to a new study.The study, led by Sari Reisner, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and Boston Children’s Hospital, looked at mental health and substance abuse among a group of 300 young, low-income transgender women living in either Chicago or Boston. Researchers found that more than 40% of the women had at least one serious mental health issue or substance abuse problem, and nearly 20% had two or more serious mental health diagnoses.The study also found that the women were nearly two to four times more likely to have mental health and substance abuse issues than the U.S. population at large.The findings show that “interventions are urgently needed to address adverse mental health and substance use outcomes for young transgender women,” Reisner said in a March 21, 2016 HealthDay article.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The sketch features Franco as George and O’Dowd as Lennie in the foreground, and then Meester as Curley’s Wife, Jim Parrack as Slim, Jim Norton as Candy, Ron Cephas Jones as Crooks, Alex Morf as Curley, Joel Marsh Garland as Carlson, James McMenamin as Whit and Jim Ortlieb as The Boss. View Comments View All (4) Chris O’Dowd Related Shows Of Mice and Men Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Star Files James Franco Leighton Meester Jim Norton The Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men opens on April 16 at the Longacre Theatre. Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, the stage adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novella stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester, each making their Great White Way debuts. To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of Broadway’s favorites ranchers and company. Broadway.com wishes the cast of Of Mice and Men a happy opening! Well, as happy as you can be given the play’s ending (spoiler alert for those who played hooky during ninth grade English).
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Wyandanch man has reportedly been accused of sexually abusing a teenager authorities say he robbed in Northport in 2011.Ariel Perez, 23, was arrested last month and pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court last week to charges of sexual abuse, criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and robbery, records show.NBC 4 New York cited an anonymous source in reporting that a tip led MTA police to the suspect who allgedly locked a 16-year-old boy in the bathroom at the Long Island Rail Road station, sexually abused him and robbed him of $110 in August 2011.Judge Barbara Kahn set bail for Perez at $90,000 cash or $30,000 bond. He is due back in court Feb. 25.