A stock market crash is a weird thing. In one respect, it hurts like hell. Nobody likes to see the value of their portfolio fall 20% in a matter of days. In another respect, it is a massive opportunity to buy your favourite FTSE shares at reduced prices.If you are investing for the long term, you don’t need to worry too much about the first part. History shows that stock markets always recover from a crash, often faster than you think. You should therefore seize the chance to buy more shares at a discount.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This year’s unprecedented turmoil could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build wealth for your retirement by purchasing top FTSE 100 shares at reduced valuations. Despite the recovery in April and May, the index is still around 20% down on the start of the year.If we get a second stock market crash, as fears of a second Covid-19 wave rumble on, you could have an even better opportunity.Naturally, I’d rather the pandemic never happened, the global economy was booming, and the FTSE 100 was testing 9,000 rather than 6,000. Then we would all feel a lot richer. Sadly, I have no say in these things. None of us do. All we can do is deal with the situation as it presents itself.Stock market crash opportunityThis has been a grim year for investors. Share prices have fallen sharply and almost half of the companies on the FTSE 100 have dropped dividends. Companies in stricken sectors such as travel, entertainment, and hospitality have seen their share prices fall by as much as three quarters.Investors also have to face up to the fact that share prices have been propped up by massive fiscal and monetary stimulus. Without that, the stock market crash would not have ended on 23 March – it would have worsened as liquidity dried up.Central bankers and politicians are acting as a backstop for share prices. They do not want to deal with the havoc a full-scale crash would bring. Investors know this, which is why they raced to buy shares in April and May.This gives you some security when taking advantage of the stock market crash to buy your favourite FTSE 100 shares. Your aim, as always, should be to hold them for the long term. That means at least five years, ideally, 10, 20, or 30. Over such a lengthy period, even the current crisis will look like a blip.FTSE 100 shares will benefit from a recoveryI recommend seeking out companies with steady earnings, a firm ‘moat’ against competitors, healthy balance sheet, strong cash position, and minimal debt. That should help them stand firm if we get further volatility.The worst may be over. The Bank of England has been talking up a V-shaped recovery. 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Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL By David PaulsenPosted Nov 5, 2019 Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Members of the House of Bishops pose for a photo on Sept. 20, the final day of their fall meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, behind a banner supporting creation care. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Trump administration announced on Nov. 4 that it would withdraw the United States from the global climate pact known as the “Paris agreement” within a year, but that won’t affect The Episcopal Church’s commitment to the agreement’s goal of stopping or slowing climate change.“The Episcopal Church considers climate action part of fulfilling a sacred trust from God,” California Bishop Marc Andrus said in a written statement reacting to the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw, which he called “an irresponsible move that particularly threatens some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.”Andrus, who has led Episcopal delegations in recent years to annual climate summits hosted by the United Nations, warned that delays in addressing climate change could produce catastrophic scenarios in both the short and long term. The hardest-hit communities “will continue to suffer the tragic effects of wildfires, sea level rise, heat waves, and other climate-related disasters,” he wrote.An Episcopal delegation was in Paris, France, in December 2015 to make a spiritual case for climate action during the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP. At that conference, member countries, including the United States, reached a landmark agreement to set voluntary goals aimed at keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, which scientists think would be necessary to prevent a spiraling catastrophe of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and related weather extremes.The COP23 summit in 2017 was intended to build on the Paris agreement, but the agreement’s effectiveness was thrown into doubt when President Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the accord rather than hold the United States to its pledge to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.The Episcopal Church responded by joining the We Are Still In movement, a coalition of faith partners, governments, nongovernmental organizations and companies committed to continuing to work toward the Paris agreement’s goals.Environmental justice is one of the church’s three main priorities, along with racial reconciliation and evangelism. Over the years, General Convention has passed numerous resolutions on the issue, whether supporting federal climate action or pledging to mitigate the church’s own impact on the environment.In 2018, General Convention approved a resolution titled “Episcopalians Participating in Paris Climate Agreement” that called on Episcopalians and congregations to set examples “in the spirit of the Paris Climate Accord, by making intentional decisions about living lightly and gently on God’s good earth.”Some of those individual decisions were collected by The Episcopal Church last spring through the church’s Creation Care Pledge, which coincided with Easter and Earth Day 2019. More than 1,000 people pledged to take steps to improve the environment and reduce their contributions to climate change.California Bishop Marc Andrus, right, participates in a panel discussion in December 2018 at the United States Climate Action Center during COP24 in Poland. Photo: Lynnaia MainAndrus’ diocese also has taken the lead in developing the online Carbon Tracker for Episcopalians to record and visualize the impact of their efforts. The diocese has nearly completed development of the tracker, and more than 800 households have participated so far in the test phase.“For us, climate action means commitment to personal and local community transformation, advocacy for the best climate and environmental policies, and standing with those who are already experiencing the deep pain of climate-related displacement and loss,” Andrus said.In 2016, The Episcopal Church was granted U.N. observer status, which allows members of the delegation to brief U.N. representatives on The Episcopal Church’s General Convention climate resolutions and to attend meetings in the official zone. Most recently, Andrus led a delegation representing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the COP24 summit in December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.The United Nations’ COP25 summit had been scheduled for Dec. 2-13 in Santiago, Chile, but the country was forced to withdraw as host because of civil unrest tied to Chilean student protests over rail fares. Instead, the summit will be held in Madrid, Spain.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Photographs: Giorgos Sfakianakis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Houses Photographs Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 23Design Team:Panos Parthenios, Spyros Parthenios, Georgia Partheniou, Ioanna Flouri, Yiannis StamouLandscape:Katerina GoltsiouLight Consultants:IFI GroupConstruction Supervision:Parthenios architects+associatesEngineers On Site:Stathis Efstathopoulos, Dimitris KatsoulasCity:KifissiaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisText description provided by the architects. Villa 13 is a private residence placed on a corner plot in one of the northern suburbs of Athens (Greece), Kifissia. Its volumes are the result of three consecutive foldings, which embrace the main spaces of the Villa and assist the composition both in turning smoothly around the corner and in climbing the gentle slope. Folding #1 encloses the living room and the double-height dining space, which meet at a sharp corner. Folding #2 encloses the master bedroom and offers a shelter for the outer space of the top floor office. Folding #3 encloses the bedrooms for the three young sons of the family.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisThe white color of the folding surfaces comes into contrast with the dark gray color of the base, allowing the composition to grow in stages and creating an illusion that entertains the actual four levels in height. Furthermore, the strict white surfaces of the three foldings engage in a dialogue with the dark gray semi-transparent metal filter towards the south and the west, offering privacy and shade. This layer, made out of vertical rectangular aluminum bars, functions almost like an outer partial shell situated in two levels: the ground one protects from sight and the upper one protects from the sun.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisFolding #2 is completely blind towards the street indicating the main entrance of the villa. The path beneath it leads to the interior and cuts the villa in two pieces: when entering one has an unobstructed view through the house towards the atrium, while walking next to the water. Next to it, beneath Folding #3, the kitchen recedes in order to protect itself from the hot sun rays of the south, while fully opening its long side to a zone in-between inside, outside and underwater.Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisFinally, Folding #1 may have lost its propriety when it decided to tilt its internal side forming a sharp corner with tension, nevertheless, it is now able to steer sight towards the view when inside and most importantly to make that annoying electric pillar at the corner of the two streets disappear. Save this picture!© Giorgos SfakianakisProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Arches Project / Boano PrišmontasSelected ProjectsKyoto Suiden-ann Hostel SUI / Alphaville ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Kifissia, Greece Villa 13 House / Parthenios architects+associatesSave this projectSaveVilla 13 House / Parthenios architects+associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925834/villa-13-house-parthenios-architects-plus-associates Clipboard Villa 13 House / Parthenios architects+associates Projects Architects: Parthenios architects+associates Area Area of this architecture project Year: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, GRAPHISOFT, Alumil, Gaggenau, Golden Door, Inalco, Leicht, Miele, Roussetos, Bagno y Bagno, CRIPE, Casa di patsi, FLORIANA, IFI Group, Papageorgiou, Sto Limited, assimakopoulos Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925834/villa-13-house-parthenios-architects-plus-associates Clipboard Greece Save this picture!© Giorgos Sfakianakis+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area: 520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeParthenios architects+associatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKifissiaGreecePublished on October 03, 2019Cite: “Villa 13 House / Parthenios architects+associates” 02 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Tigre, Argentina Photographs Projects 2017 Marble House / OON ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMarble House / OON Architecture Save this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931739/marble-house-oon-architecture Clipboard Argentina ArchDaily “COPY” Marble House / OON Architecture Photographs: Alejandro Peral Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Arquitectos: OON Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: ARREDOBAGNO, Calera El Ombú, Escala 20, H-LADAN INSTALACIONES, KIKELY, Kerlite Cotto D’Este, Lajas quilmes, Marmolería Gaona, Metama, Mogen, PGS LUZ, Sanitarios Gaona, Solare Cortinas, VIDRIOS DEL OESTE, WalmerLead Architects:Lucas D`Adamo Bauman, Santiago Robin, Federico Segretín SueyroDesign Team:Luis Brazzola, Madelaine Mazars, Belén Rodríguez Tosti, Rodrigo E. RomanEngineering:Daniel GordanoLandscape:Irene WalmsleyInstalation:H-LadanLighting:PGS LUZCollaborators:ROBRA ConstruccionesCity:TigreCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Marble House is located in the neighborhood El Golf of Nordelta and its background has continuity with a golf course that ensures a total visual opening to the surrounding landscape. Naturally the most obvious information to take into account is the one offered by the terrain: orientation, visuals, access and context. But in this case the formal exploration and the search of new forms determine the center of the project. The idea of the house and the response to these conditions join and finally converge in a balanced way as a translation of our architectural thought. The search of an own language is based on the use of clear volumes supported one on another. Pure forms with the possibility of being slid, worked and emptied, result in places to be inhabited.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralAt first glance three clear compositional pieces stand out, these correspond to each of the programmatic volumes of the house, stand out: Social area – Private area – Service area. The programmatic differentiation is given, this time, volumetrically and not through materials, since the travertine marble was used as the only covering and as an integrating element of the project. Large plates of travertine invade the envelope of the house, causing it to become practically a monolithic element. Its termination is uneven and grooved, the tonal variations along its veins and its imperfections not only give warmth to the pure lines of the house, but also gives its name. The building appear without openings, or cuts, and some of their faces dematerialize with large glazed panels, keeping the continuity of slabs and walls to generate the envelope.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Main floor plansSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe main volume floats on the upper floor and rests on two others on the ground floor that move one towards the front and one towards the side. This volume contains the main suite facing the golf course, and two more suites facing the front. The lower ones slide in such a way that the upper volume floats towards the front generating the semi-covered access, and towards the quiet part of the building creating a large gallery stripped of supports. The blindest volume that grows towards the front contains the service and detaches itself from the ground with a large bracket that grows diagonally and shows the garage. A “tongue” that floats on a water mirror delimited by the access area receives us in front of the house. Upon entering, a double height slit is generated in the meeting between the volumes that are the centerpiece of the house and contains the vertical core that links the floors. Furthermore, every interior floor is transformed into outdoor, allowing an immediate relationship with the pool that colonizes the outdoor and links the house with the garden. The flexibility of the volumes allows the presence of inclined planes and diagonal cuts that enhance the volume and through overhangs filter direct sunlight where it is needed.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow less2020 AIANY | Center for Architecture Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Mid-Career ArchitectsOpportunities[POPS] LONDONIdeas Share Area: 520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931739/marble-house-oon-architecture Clipboard Year: Houses CopyAbout this officeOON ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTigreArgentinaPublished on January 14, 2020Cite: “Marble House / OON Architecture” [Casa marble / OON Architecture] 14 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 10 March 2000 | News Raise funds by going on holiday AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Challenge events have certainly taken off as a popular method of fundraising for many UK charities.Read Holidays for charity by Claire Smith at Virgin.net. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
The first European trial of the American concept of ‘Circle of Change’ has raised £45,000 for a number of Northern Ireland charities.The ‘Circle of Change’ was set up by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (CFNI) and brought together a diverse group of people with a shared desire for social justice, including a company owner, a refugee, and a recently homeless woman. This is the first time that this new giving model has been used outside of North America.What is a Circle of Change?A Circle of Change is a group of people from all backgrounds who have come together to talk about and learn from each other about the root causes of issues affecting their communities and pool some of their own money and make grants to organisations working on those issues.It is not to be confused with a Giving Circle, which have been launched in Northern Ireland, and one of which opened in Bath last year.The Circle of Change’s fund can provide unrestricted core funding, and particularly seeks to fund projects that are innovative or new, and that could not be funded by statutory sources of income.The 18 members of the ‘Circle of Change’ raised £45,000 which will be split equally between six organisations who tackle a range of issues important to the group including poverty, mental health and minority communities. Howard Lake | 25 April 2019 | News First charity to receive fundingThe first charity to benefit, receiving £7,500, is the Love Works Co-Operative, based in North Belfast.Justin Nicholl from Love Works, commented: “Love Works Cooperative is worker-owned and through the skills of our members who have experience in gardening, bike repair, and baking, we try and provide a useful service to the wider community whilst supporting ourselves.“This is a huge amount of money to receive in one go; to say we’re delighted is an understatement. It would have taken us a very long time to raise this much money which we will put to good use in our community.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Andrew McCracken, Chief Executive of CFNI, said of the new fund: “The Community Foundation is always looking for new and innovative ways it can support communities and ‘Circle of Change’ is a unique concept that’s never been tried outside North America before.“Where it differs from many giving circles is the varied nature of the people who are part of the group – effectively becoming fundraisers and donors, no matter what their financial means or backgrounds might be, where everyone’s contribution is valued equally.”Andrew Campbell, ‘Circle of Change’ member, added: “The ‘Circle of Change’ is a really unique way of giving to good causes. As a member, I have a say in where the money raised goes so I can help causes that are really important to me; something that I find very appealing. As a member, every one of our voices was heard and even though we’re all from totally different backgrounds it was so interesting to see the correlation in the things that were important to us, like mental health and social justice at all levels.”Mr McCracken said CFNI were already recruiting for more members to join the ‘Circle of Change’. Anyone over 18 is eligible to apply which can be done by emailing [email protected] He said the ripple effect of the ‘Circle of Change’ will go “way beyond the resources raised”. First Circle of Change fundraising event held in N Ireland Tagged with: Circle of Change Funding Northern Ireland unrestricted funding Advertisement 117 total views, 1 views today 118 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 13, 2020 Previous articleBiden Nominates Tai to be New U.S. Trade RepresentativeNext articleKron Gives Annual Address During Indiana Farm Bureau Virtual Convention Hoosier Ag Today United Soybean Board Elects New Leadership, Indiana’s Seib on Executive Committee United Soybean Board farmer-leaders elected Dan Farney from Morton, Illinois, as 2021 USB Chair and 10 other farmer-leaders to serve on the Executive Committee of USB at the annual meeting on December 9-10. In addition, 19 directors were sworn in for new terms by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.“What an honor to have been selected by my fellow farmers to lead the soy checkoff next year,” said USB Chair Dan Farney. “I’m so proud of our accomplishments but look forward to going a step further to increase the value and preference for U.S. soy.”USB leadership, with oversight from USDA, guides the activity of the national soy checkoff in accordance with the strategy outlined by the 78-member board.“As the stewards of the soy checkoff, we are committed to research and market development on behalf of all soybean farmers that strengthens the resilience of U.S. soybean production. This ranges from developing new customers abroad to building demand domestically through animal agriculture, human consumption, biodiesel and industrial uses for over 1,000 products on the market,” Farney said.USB continues to focus on three priority areas for investment: meal, oil and sustainability. During the board meeting and strategy sessions, USB directors considered market impacts and challenges in 2020 as well as opportunities that will affect soybean value into 2021.“Soybean farmers are the definition of resilient,” said USB CEO Polly Ruhland. “You can’t knock them down, and you certainly can’t count them out. The checkoff is a reflection of that spirit. Your dedicated farmer-leaders not only push the checkoff forward, but they also rightly expect more from each successive project in which they invest.”Key successes for 2020 that were discussed included checkoff-funded research, planning, analysis and design to inform the dredging of the lower Mississippi River and opening new export channels for U.S. soybeans. Demand was driven domestically as well, with large companies such as Skechers and Goodyear committing to using more U.S. soybean oil than ever in their products. And companies creating new products in infrastructure, including soy-based asphalt and a soy oil-based concrete enhancer, took key steps forward to reach widespread adoption and use on roadways and bridges.“It’s been a difficult year in many ways, but soybean farmers have never strayed from their goal of providing a high-quality product to customers,” said USB Past Chair Jim Carroll III from Arkansas. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the work of our checkoff this past year in adapting during the pandemic to reach end users and maximize profit opportunities in new and innovative ways.”The newly elected USB Executive Committee includes:Ralph Lott II, Vice Chair — New YorkDavid Iverson, Secretary — South DakotaMeagan Kaiser, Treasurer — MissouriMark Seib — IndianaRochelle Krusemark — MinnesotaTom Oswald — IowaBelinda Burrier — MarylandSteve Reinhard — OhioEd Lammers — NebraskaJim Carroll III, Past Chair (Ex Officio) — ArkansasIn addition, three farmer-directors were elected to serve on the Strategic Management Committee:Philip Good — MississippiAndy Fabin — PennsylvaniaDoug Winter — IllinoisSource: United Soybean Board Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News United Soybean Board Elects New Leadership, Indiana’s Seib on Executive Committee
Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefEEF award for studentStudentKaty Earnshaw has beenawarded the ‘Best Contribution to the Business Award’ in the EEF’s Year in Industry scheme forher work with engineering firm Firth RixsonRings in Yorkshire. During a gapyear, Earnshaw implementedmajor changes to the shopfloor,made savings of more than £250,000 and improved relations between workers andmanagement. Earnshaw is nowtaking a degree in aerospace engineering, and Firth Rixson has already offered her a three-year contractafter university. T-Mobile attrition ratesInlast week’s coverage of shortlistedteams in the Deloitte Award for Innovation in Measuring Human Capital, westated that attrition rates atT-Mobile have fallen by 60 per cent. The figure should have said 6 per cent. Related posts:No related photos. In briefOn 14 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
View post tag: Aboard UK: Royal Navy’s Next Generation Helicopter Completes Trials Aboard HMS Iron Duke View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Royal Navy’s Next Generation Helicopter Completes Trials Aboard HMS Iron Duke View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: generation View post tag: Duke View post tag: completes View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: trials Share this article View post tag: next View post tag: Iron View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Royal February 19, 2012 The Royal Navy’s next generation helicopter, Wildcat, has completed 20 days of demanding trials aboard HMS Iron Duke, laying the groundwork for future operations.Wildcat landed nearly 400 times on the frigate’s flight deck by day and night in various weather conditions as the ship sailed off the coasts of southern England and northern Scotland.The Portsmouth-based frigate sought the most challenging weather conditions around the UK as she took the Wildcat – successor to the long-serving Lynx – to sea to help write the rulebook for the new helicopter.From 2015, Wildcat will be the principal helicopter used by Royal Navy frigates, including Iron Duke and her Type 23 sisters, and destroyers on operations around the globe.Although Wildcat looks like the final variant of the Lynx Mk8, currently in service with the Fleet Air Arm, it is classed as a new aircraft – it handles differently for a start, not least thanks to new engines and the distinctive tail boom which marks Wildcat out from its forebears.As a result, a new rulebook has to be written to define what are known as ‘ship-helicopter operating limits’ – the guidelines for safe Wildcat operations by day and night in various weather conditions and with different payloads.For that, Wildcat needed to go to sea. It enjoyed two ten-day periods of trials aboard Iron Duke, one in mid-January, the second at the beginning of this month, ranging from the waters off the South Coast to the Western Approaches, Irish Sea and northern shores of Scotland as the frigate searched for suitable weather conditions to lay down the limits for safe Wildcat operations.In all, Wildcat touched down on Iron Duke’s flight deck 390 times, including 148 night landings – 76 of them using night-vision goggles.From Iron Duke’s viewpoint, the new helicopter certainly impressed. Commander Nick Cooke-Priest, the frigate’s Commanding Officer, said:“Wildcat is a very capable aircraft, a completely valued successor to the Lynx, and once fully mature will provide significantly enhanced capability to the maritime domain.”Prototype ZZ402 paid a brief visit to Iron Duke just before Christmas, when pilots and technicians tested some of the basics such as whether the flight deck recovery system could pull Wildcat into the hangar, did Wildcat fit in the hangar, can it be easily refuelled and rearmed and ‘talk’ to the frigate’s command systems, all of which were in the affirmative.The prototype’s two Fleet Air Arm test pilots assessed and scored the difficulty and workload required for each landing in each different weather condition or sea state, while a myriad of sensors recorded more than 4,000 different items of data from the helicopter’s engines, rotor and transmission.These included video feeds from all the crew positions, stresses and strains from all over the airframe and rotor blades, engine and gearbox parameters and undercarriage loadings.The crew scores and reams of data are now being analysed by experts (it’ll take them until towards the end of the year) to set the limits for day and night operations by Wildcat at sea in various conditions and with various payloads.In addition to the test pilots, two flight test engineers, aircraft and stress engineers, instrumentation experts and ship’s flight personnel (to carry out maintenance on the prototype and move it in and out of the frigate’s hangar) – a good 30 extra souls in all – squeezed aboard the Type 23, which was fitted with accurate ship motion and wind sensors for the tests.The trials team used the opportunity of operating Wildcat at sea for the first time to test its mission systems, night-vision cockpit and navigation systems, paving the way for the helicopter’s front line duties in three years’ time.Commander Cooke-Priest said that the helicopter is ‘ideally suited to the nature and breadth of naval operations’, and added that:“Commanders should be very excited by Wildcat’s potential.”While Wildcats work their way along the production line at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory, ZZ402 will continue her trials, including tests of radar, electro-optics and navigational kit, and conducting missile firings.The first of 28 naval variants of Wildcat is due to be delivered to its future home of Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton ten days before Christmas for trials with 700W Naval Air Squadron.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 19, 2012; Image: mod Training & Education