USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush View post tag: software April 27, 2015 US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk April 26 following the field-testing of the Navy’s new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software.The crew also conducted carrier qualification (CQ) operations and the offload of ordnance to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).Lt. Cmdr. Dan Marzluff, assistant air operations officer, said:This underway marked the first use of the MAGIC CARPET technology on an aircraft carrier. This software greatly reduces misses and wave-offs, which translates into more time on-mission and makes us an overall more effective force.MAGIC CARPET software is designed for F/A-18E/F/G aircraft that automatically adjusts the jet’s speed and angle of attack in relation to the intended landing surface. Initial tests of the system took place in early February at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.George H.W. Bush also conducted CQs with the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, the “Lancers” of VAQ-131, and the “Sharpshooters” of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101. This training prepares pilots in carrier-based launches and recoveries in a safer environment than a combat zone.An ammunition offload took place day and night over a three day period, and despite the heightened sea state, the offload was completed on schedule.[mappress mapid=”15789″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: MAGIC CARPETcenter_img View post tag: Tests View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Experts conclude there’s no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption after global study

first_imgStuff co.nz 24 August 2018Family First Comment: The cost outweighs the benefit – similar to dope.“The US-based authors, who combined 26 years of alcohol data from 195 countries including New Zealand, concluded that while there was evidence of some beneficial effects against heart disease, the risk of developing all other health problems increased with the number of alcoholic drinks consumed each day. “The world’s most comprehensive study on alcohol consumption suggests there is no safe level of drinking, with any known health benefits outweighed by the adverse effects alcohol has on the body.Alcohol has been found to be a leading risk factor for death and disease worldwide and is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths in people aged 15-49 years old, according to the new study, published on Friday in medical journal The Lancet.The US-based authors, who combined 26 years of alcohol data from 195 countries including New Zealand, concluded that while there was evidence of some beneficial effects against heart disease, the risk of developing all other health problems increased with the number of alcoholic drinks consumed each day.They estimated that, for one year, in people aged 15-95, drinking one alcoholic drink a day increased the risk of developing one of 23 alcohol-related health problems by 0.5 per cent compared with not drinking at all.That figure increased to seven per cent in people who drank two drinks a day, meaning 977 people in every 100,000 would develop an alcohol-related health problem. Drinking five drinks a day increased the statistic to 37 per cent.Currently, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health guidelines recommend that men drink no more than three standard units a day and no more than 15 standard units a week. Women’s figures are two a day and 10 a week.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/106528251/experts-conclude-theres-no-safe-level-of-alcohol-consumption-after-global-studylast_img read more

NBA sets dates for virus return with October finals: reports

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… As previously revealed, the NBA plans a July 30 restart in a bubble isolation situation at the Walt Disney World sports complex near Orlando, Florida. The league plans to have 22 teams, 13 from the Western Conference and nine from the Eastern Conference, to start play with a chance to reach the final. The memo also clarified the timing for transactions, which can be made starting Tuesday for players who will compete in Orlando. Players have until Wednesday to notify clubs they will compete in the restart. The transaction window lasts until June 30. The memo also outlined how teams can replace players not in the bubble for health issues, excused absences or who choose not to go. From July 1 until the mid-August finish of “seeding” games, substitute players can be signed for players missing due to each of those categories. Should a player test positive for COVID-19 after seeding games, they could be replaced only by someone with three years or less in the NBA. The NBA has settled upon key dates for the upcoming resumption of its coronavirus-halted 2019-20 season, including an October NBA Finals and NBA Draft, according to multiple reports Saturday. An NBA memo has set key dates for the upcoming resumption of the 2019-20 season, inclding October 13 for an end to the NBA Finals, October 16 for the NBA Draft and October 18 for the start of free agency ESPN and The Athletic said a league memo to clubs set August 25 for the NBA Draft Lottery, October 16 for the 2020 NBA Draft and October 18 for the start of free agency, although no signings can start until October 23. A potential seventh game of the best-of-seven NBA Finals would be played on October 13. The dates would not become official until the NBA and its players union reach a deal on changes to the collective bargaining agreement related to returning from the March shutdown due to the deadly virus outbreak. Players seeking an early entry into the NBA Draft would have to declare by August 17 and would then have until October 6 to drop out if they wish. Read Also: Video: Klopp ready for Liverpool title push Any player refusing to play in the Orlando games would lose about 1.1% of his salary for each missed game to a limit of 14 games, or about 15% of his contract. Excused absences and those missing for health issues would not lose salary. Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?TV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more