IAG’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 | More on: IAG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Shares in British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) had a fantastic run in February. During the month, investors piled into ‘reopening’ stocks and this pushed IAG’s share price up from 143p to 192p – a gain of 34% (12-month performance to the end of February was -39%).Is this a stock I should consider for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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…IAG shares: the bull caseIAG was hit hard by Covid-19 last year and continues to be impacted. Recent full-year results, posted on 26 February, showed that in 2020, passenger capacity was just 33.5% of what it was in 2019. As a result of the disruption, the group posted an operating loss for 2020 of €7,426m versus an operating profit of €2,613m in 2019.Of course, the outlook for IAG is likely to improve this year. Now that vaccinations are being rolled out, we can expect travel to pick up sooner or later. There’s a lot of pent-up demand. This means the airline could potentially return to profit in the not-too-distant future. This would most likely boost the IAG share price.New Covid-19 risksHowever, there are plenty of risks here. While there’s no doubt people want to fly, the recovery may not be straightforward.While vaccines are being rolled out across the world, the emergence of new, more infectious variants of Covid-19 in countries such as Brazil and South Africa has forced many governments to ban all but essential travel. This could potentially impact Europe’s critical summer season.It’s worth noting that, last week, global airline industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned the outlook for airlines had actually weakened since its December forecasts. Due to tightening travel restrictions, it now expects the airline sector to still be bleeding cash by the fourth quarter of 2021.Given the uncertainty in relation to Covid-19, IAG still isn’t providing profit guidance for 2021.Is business travel coming back?There’s also uncertainty over the future of business travel, which is where most large-scale carriers make the highest profits. I don’t know if business travel will ever return to what it was pre-Covid-19 due to the fact that a) technology has shown it’s possible to have meetings online and b) companies are trying to reduce their carbon footprints.“Business travel could be the big ‘if’ for 2021 and 2022 as companies realise that web conferencing calls using Zoom or other platforms could be more productive than spending hours on a plane to different countries for quick meetings,” said AJ Bell’s Russ Mould recently.Airline stock risksFinally, it’s worth pointing out history shows that airlines tend to be poor long-term investments. The industry is very capital intensive, and there are many things that can go wrong. You don’t see top UK investors like Terry Smith and Nick Train buying airline stocks. They steer well clear.My view on IAG sharesI think IAG shares have the potential to keep rising in the near term. If the prospects for the travel industry improve, IAG could benefit.But this isn’t a stock I’d buy for my portfolio. There are simply too many risks and, historically, airline stocks haven’t been good long-term investments. All things considered, I think there are better stocks I could buy. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Like this one… See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA IAG’s share price is rising. Should I buy the stock now? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more

Howlett and Tipoki big hits for Munster against Saracens

first_imgMonday May 5, 2008 Howlett and Tipoki big hits for Munster against Saracens After receiving many requests for these two hits from the Heineken Cup Semi Final from two weeks ago, which took place between Munster and Saracens, here is a short clip of them for those who requested to see them again.The first is from Doug Howlett on Neil De Kock, who ends up winded clutching for air from a perfectly legal challenge that dislodges the ball causing the knock on.The ref blows the whistle seeing as there’s no advantage, but Rua Tipoki fails to hear it and puts in a huge tackle on Saracens flyer Richard Haughton. For some reason, seeing a hit like this after the whistle has blown makes it seem even harder considering it shouldn’t have happened. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Howlett and Tipoki big hits for Munster against Saracens | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Religious Music Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ Article and Photos courtesy of PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | 1:03 pm Your email address will not be published. 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Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Main organ façade pipesThe Harry and Helen Ehrich Organ at Pasadena Presbyterian Church is one of the largest and finest instruments of its kind in Southern California. It plays a major leadership role in English-language worship and is used in Korean-language worship, as well. The organ is also one of Southern California’s most important teaching instruments and is used several times each year for organ recitals as part of the church’s Friends of Music series.Built by the Æolian-Skinner company of Boston, and recently renovated by local organ builder Robert Turner and the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio, the organ includes more than 6,000 separate pipes arranged in 111 ranks (or “sets”) and is an excellent example of the “American Classic” school of organ design. An American Classic organ design attempts to include sounds suitable for the performance of music from the various historic and national schools of organ compositions in one large, comprehensive instrument.This organ was built for PPC’s 1908 sanctuary and replaced an older instrument built by the Murray Harris firm of Los Angeles. It was designed in the late 1940’s by G. Donald Harrison of the Æolian-Skinner Company and then-organist David Craighead. In 1947 the four-manual console was purchased, but funding for the pipework was preempted by the building of the Parish House and Freeman Chapel. For almost fifteen years this new console was used to play the old Murray Harris organ.View of the four-manual consoleIn 1961 the new organ was finally installed—108 ranks—with some revision of the original stop list by Joseph Whiteford, president of Æolian-Skinner, and Robert Prichard, PPC’s organist at that time. The new organ included the large main organ, much as it is now installed, along with a small “echo organ” of 14 ranks in the rear gallery of the church. Most of these echo pipes were retained from the old Murray Harris organ, as was the 32-foot Flute Ouverte, part of the main organ’s pedal division.The organ was a gift of Della O. Martin, a Pasadena resident who had attended PPC as a child. Upon reading in the Pasadena Star News that PPC had signed a contract with Æolian-Skinner for a new organ, “Miss Della” announced that she wanted to purchase the instrument for the church. A delighted congregation gratefully received her gift and named the organ in her honor. Since its installation, the organ has been used in hundreds of recitals played by prominent local and internationally known musicians, and on more than a thousand radio and television broadcasts played by Mr. Prichard and his successors.The 1971 Sylmar earthquake badly damaged the church’s 1908 sanctuary, but the organ was salvaged and stored while the congregation built the present sanctuary. In the mid-1970s the organ was reinstalled in PPC’s current sanctuary by Casavant Frères of Montreal, and an additional 2.5 ranks of new pipes were built to create the striking façade. The organ currently bears the names of the donors who made this reinstallation possible, Harry and Helen Ehrich.Echo organIn 2002–2003 a successful campaign was undertaken to fund the completion of the organ and to do much-needed mechanical restoration and overhaul of parts of the organ that show signs of wear and decay over time. More than 175 individuals made three-year pledges and one-time gifts as part of this effort. Special gifts were given by John and Elizabeth Herrick, whose generosity made possible the reinstallation of the Echo organ pipes in the rear of the sanctuary, and by Herb and Elizabeth Hezlep, whose kind support made possible the addition of a Trompette-en-chamade (horizontal trumpet) stop in the re-installed Echo organ. Several foundations contributed to the organ endowment fund; a very generous grant from the Ahmanson Foundation brought us to our campaign goal of $350,000.The pipes for the Echo organ, which were re-installed by the Schantz organ company, are now visible at the rear of the balcony. During the summer of 2003, the releathering of the organ and rebuilding of the console were also completed. The newly rebuilt instrument was formally rededicated in a recital and a special worship service on November 1 and 2, 2003.For more information about the PPC Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ, visit ppcmusic.org/pipe-organ.last_img read more

Padraig MacLochlainn physically blocked from voting on Budget 2013

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By News Highland – December 13, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Padraig MacLochlainn physically blocked from voting on Budget 2013 WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebookcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn has been blocked from entering the Dail chamber to vote on Budget 2013.Despite having voted on previous aspects of the Budget, Deputy MacLochlainn says he was physically prevented from entering the Dail to vote on the full bill.He claims he was blocked by the Captain of the Guard on behalf of the Ceann Comhairle.Yesterday the Dáil’s was suspended for 45 minutes because the Donegal Deputy refused to leave after being suspended.Sinn Fein says it is now seeking legal advice over what it describes as an ‘archaic system’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp News Previous articleVEC responds the tragic death of Finn Valley teenagerNext articleCensus figures reveal Donegal’s travel habits News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

[Fake Calls] Registered Mobile Phone Owners Cannot Claim Innocence By Saying That Their Phone Was Used By Someone Else: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Fake Calls] Registered Mobile Phone Owners Cannot Claim Innocence By Saying That Their Phone Was Used By Someone Else: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Jun 2020 9:31 PMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday held that if a mobile phone number is used for commission of an offence, its registered owner cannot shirk off his liability by simply claiming that the phone was used by someone else. A single-Judge bench of Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi clarified that the registered mobile phone owner is predisposed to explain the court as to how his…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday held that if a mobile phone number is used for commission of an offence, its registered owner cannot shirk off his liability by simply claiming that the phone was used by someone else. A single-Judge bench of Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi clarified that the registered mobile phone owner is predisposed to explain the court as to how his phone was used by someone else/ for commission of an offence. “Once the mobile phone, which has been used in the commission of the offence, is registered in the name of the petitioner and the said number has been issued after the bio-metric verification of KYC of the petitioner, it is the petitioner, who has to explain as to how the said number was used for the commission of the offence,” the bench said. The court also observed that the accused had not specifically denied that he was not using the said mobile number. The observation was made while the court was hearing of a pre-arrest bail application, whereby it was asserted that the accused had been unnecessarily roped in the FIR registered under Section 420 of IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act. The Government had argued that the mobile number, which was used for the commission of offence- making fake calls, was registered in the name of the accused. It was submitted that the mobile number in question was issued in favour of the accused after bio-metric verification and KYC. The court observed that there the mobile phone was yet to be recovered and as such, the accused was required for custodial interrogation. It thus rejected the pre-arrest bail plea and said, “Once the recovery of the phone is to be effected, the custodial interrogation of the petitioner is necessary so as to find out as to whether petitioner is also involved in any other cases of the similar nature or not. No ground is made out to allow the petitioner the benefit of pre-arrest bail, hence the prayer is declined and the petition is dismissed.” Case Details: Case Title: Shubham Singh v. State of Punjab Case No.: Crm-M No. 6558/2020 Quorum: Justice Harsimran Singh Sethi Appearance: Advocate Padamkant Dwivedi (for Petitioner); Deputy Advocate General Ajay Pal Singh Gill (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Parameterization of radiation belt electron loss timescales due to interactions with chorus waves

first_imgWave-particle interactions lead to the loss of relativistic electrons from the outer radiation belt on timescales ranging from hours to weeks. For a fixed value of chorus wave amplitudes pitch-angle diffusion coefficients are computed for a range of energies and L, and are related to the loss rates of radiation belt electrons. By analyzing the dependence of the loss rates on L-value and energy we find functional dependencies for the lifetime of the radiation belt electrons. Parameters of the functional dependences are obtained using a linear regression technique. To create parameterizations of loss rate as a function of geomagnetic indices, we also analyzed the statistical data from day-side lower band chorus observations in the range of geomagnetic latitudes from 20° to 30°. The combined parameterizations of the wave amplitudes and scattering rates indicate that electron loss due to chorus waves strongly depends on energy and geomagnetic activity. During storm-time conditions the lifetimes of relativistic electrons, in the heart of the outer zone are on the order of a day and are on the scale of hours at lower energies. Pitch-angle scattering by chorus waves thus plays an important role in radiation belt dynamics. The developed parameterizations may be used in particle tracing codes and radial diffusion codes. The limitations of the parameterization, effect of scattering by other waves, and local acceleration processes are also discussed.last_img read more

A Multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on Mesophotic, Deep-Pelagic, and Bathyal Biological Communities

first_imgApproaches to measuring marine biological parameters remain almost as diverse as the researchers who measure them. However, understanding the patterns of diversity in ocean life over different temporal and geographic scales requires consistent data and information on the potential environmental drivers. As a group of marine scientists from different disciplines, we suggest a formalized, consistent framework of 20 biological, chemical, physical, and socioeconomic parameters that we consider the most important for describing environmental and biological variability. We call our proposed framework the General Ocean Survey and Sampling Iterative Protocol (GOSSIP). We hope that this framework will establish a consistent approach to data collection, enabling further collaboration between marine scientists from different disciplines to advance knowledge of the ocean (deep-sea and mesophotic coral ecosystems).last_img read more

Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine USS Helena Holds Change of Command Ceremony

first_img View post tag: Angeles-Class View post tag: Helena Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine USS Helena Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: submarine View post tag: holds View post tag: change View post tag: attack View post tag: Ceremony The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, July 20.Cmdr. Jeffrey Lamphear relieved Cmdr. Paul Dinius as commanding officer.“I am honored to share in this wonderful event today – the change of command celebration between Cmdr. Paul Dinius and Cmdr. Jeff Lamphear,” said Capt. Daryl Caudle, chief of staff, commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, who was also Helena’s 10th commanding officer. “Today is truly a celebration – as the meaning and understanding of the words responsibility, authority, and accountability are renewed and strengthened in our minds and souls.“Paul, your level of performance across all lines of effort did not happen magically. It required detailed planning, thoughtful prioritization, and a level of execution that only a commander such as you could ever achieve. Through diligence, drive, and stamina, you were able to demand and achieve excellence by establishing high expectations for your crew, understanding the aspirations of yours leaders, and articulating and energizing your vision as a coach and a mentor by building trust, admiration, loyalty, and mutual respect throughout your ship. Under your leadership, Helena is combat ready – a reliable, well-trained and tactically proficient fast attack submarine destined for continued greatness. I am extremely proud of you, your officers, and crew.“Jeff, I want to personally welcome you and your family to the brotherhood of command. Having been selected for command, you have proven your leadership abilities, your tactical skills, your technical competency, and your desire to take charge of a ship of war. Commanding a submarine will test you. You will have to look deep inside and tap your creativity, ingenuity, and innovation to develop solutions to challenging problems. “You will have to trust your command team, your Department Heads, your Wardroom, and your crew to provide you with options and results. The ultimate goal is being ready to answer the call of our nation while having fun along the way. I truly look forward to Helena’s future successes under your command and leadership,” said Caudle.Capt. Eugene Sievers, commander, Submarine Squadron 6, then presented Dinius a Meritorious Service Medal citing him for leading his team through the fastest completion of an engineered overhaul ever at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and for brilliantly guiding his team through an extremely-compressed deployment to the Southern Command while executing a national-level mission.“As commanding officer of Helena, I have had many memorable moments,” said Dinius, a native of Santa Barbara, Calif., who was commissioned through the Naval Officer Training Corps at Norwich University in Vermont. “Seeing the cheering families on pier on our arrival in our new homeport in Norfolk following the fastest shipyard overhaul in history at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, and then returning back to Norfolk after our highly successful Southern Command deployment, and the beaming pride of the crew will be moments I will remember forever. The opportunity to have my son ride the boat from Port Canaveral, Florida, to Norfolk on a Tiger Cruise is another highly unforgettable experience.“I want the nation and the friends and families of the crew of the Helena to understand the monumental and unprecedented achievements of the past three years. By ending the overhaul on-time, millions of dollars were saved by preventing the cost-overruns that exist when a project exceeds the allotted time frame for execution. After leaving the shipyard, the rapid and unprecedented execution of national-level tasking allowed for the collection of important intelligence vital to the national security of the United States that would have otherwise not been obtained. Our mission is to execute tasking as directed by the President in support of our national defense in a fiscally responsible manner with a high level of personal conduct and ambassadorship. We could not have accomplished these events without a group of professional submarine warriors working together every day as a team. Mission accomplished,” said Dinius.While Dinius said he would miss the teamwork of Helena, he was looking to the challenges of his next command and spending more time with family.“As a senior board member of the Submarine Force Pacific Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team, I expect to work tirelessly to help ensure our submarine force remains combat ready and to stress the force in assessing our ability to handle the challenges of our emerging adversaries,” said Dinius. “Although my family won’t miss the near round-the-clock phone calls, I know that they have immense pride in having a father and husband in command of an awesome force like a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. They are all looking forward to shorts and flippy-flops and the great beaches of Hawaii….and a few less phone calls.”Lamphear, a native of Livonia, Mich., has become Helena’s 13th commanding officer. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin receiving his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics, he obtained his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla.“Cmdr. Dinius, thank you for turning over the best maintained ship on the waterfront, and very professional and motivated crew,” said Lamphear. “To the families of the crew, I know you have shared the same sacrifices that my wife and children have. While not easy, your dedication is essential to Helena’s continued contribution to our nation’s defense. Every one of your Sailors play a vital role in Helena’s ability to execute her mission, and your support is just as important to your Sailor’s success. Thank you for your past support, and as commanding officer of Helena, thank you for your continued support.“The country relies on the submarine force’s ability to take the fight to any of our potential adversaries, anytime, anywhere accessible from the sea and into places other forces cannot go. The expertise, skill and professionalism the crew of Helena has shown in achieving this warfighting capability cannot be understated. To the crew, thank you for your commitment to our profession and country. I am honored to be your shipmate and captain, and I look forward to serving with all of you over the next few years,” said Lamphear.Lamphear’s previous assignment was at the Navy Warfare Development Command, and prior to that as executive officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714).Dinius’ next duty assignment will be as a member of the Tactical, Readiness and Evaluation team at Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Before assuming command of Helena in July 2009, Dinius’ sea assignments have been as a division officer on board the Sturgeon-class attack submarine USS Pargo (SSN 650); the Tactical Systems Officer on board the Ohio-class ballistic-submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) (Gold); the Combat Systems Officer on board the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton (767); and as executive officer on board the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759).His shore commands have been as the NROTC assistant professor of Naval Science at the University of Oklahoma; the Submarine Department Head detailer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn.; and the deputy director of the Commander’s Action Group at Commander, U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb.Fast-attack submarines like Helena have multi-faceted missions. They use their stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority.Helena is the 38th Los Angeles-class attack submarine and fourth ship to bear the name of the capital city, Helena, Mont. The submarine was built by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., and commissioned July 11, 1987. The 360-foot ship has a current crew compliment of 16 officers and 134 enlisted Sailors, and displaces more than 7,100 tons of water.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 23, 2012 Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Los View post tag: Command View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Los Angeles-Class Attack Submarine USS Helena Holds Change of Command Ceremony View post tag: Naval July 23, 2012 View post tag: USS Training & Educationlast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate – Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Precision Space Systems

first_imgThe Precision Space Systems Laboratory in the Department ofMechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Floridais seeking to fill one postdoctoral scholar position, in the areaof modeling and numerical simulations of the dynamics and controlof both space-based and ground-based gravitational waveobservatories. The applications of the research will be applied tothe NASA-ESA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)gravitational wave observatory, which consists of threesun-orbiting drag-free spacecraft, and the suspension and vibrationisolation system for the Advanced LIGO gravitational waveobservatory. Appointments as Research Scientist may be consideredfor exceptional candidates.Be a technical lead for the development of mathematical models andnumerical simulators for spacecraft orbit and attitude dynamics,estimation, and control. Lead the development of mathematicalmodels, numerical simulators, including Finite Element Models, andestimation and control techniques for the mechanical vibrationisolation and suspension systems for ground-based laserinterferometer gravitational wave observatories. Support themodeling and data analysis for precision torsion pendulumexperiments used to simulate the free-fall environment of testmasses for drag-free spacecraft. Mentor graduate and undergraduatestudents involved in these projects and assist with technical andprogrammatic reports, journal articles and conferencepresentations.Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Astrophysics or a closelyrelated discipline.Knowledge and experience in the following topics are desired:Numerical simulation and estimation techniques applied to spaceand/or complex mechanical systems, including spacecraft attitudeand translation and/or suspension and seismic isolation systems forprecision experiments; Experience with the development, flightoperations and/or data analysis of space flight programs; Softwaretools including Matlab, Python, C++, and finite element codes suchas ANSYS.Please send a letter of interest highlighting research andlong-term goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and emailaddresses of three or more references. Please apply via Interfoliohttp://apply.interfolio.com/71081and reference job 55787.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to applyfor this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida RelaySystem at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibilityto work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance withFlorida’s Sunshine Law.Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Adjunct Instructor (Rolling Pool)

first_imgPosition TypeAdjunct – Teaching All applicants should include the following submitted online viahttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/; 1(a vitae or resume and 2)“Otherdocuments” include contact information for two professionalreferences. For information or questions about the position,contact [email protected] For more information about the Departmentof Physics at VCU, visit our website at:http://physics.vcu.edu/ Do you have a PhD in a science-related discipline?NOYES Special Instructions to Applicants DepartmentPhysics Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/91150 At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range$1,100 per credit hour Required Qualifications M.S. in Physics or a closely related discipline. In lieu of adegree, equivalent years of experience in a Physics laboratorydiscipline may be considered. Strong oral presentation andcommunication skills required. Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Normal work hours Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching CampusMonroe Park Campus Preferred Qualifications Do you have a Masters of Science Degree?YesNo Description of the Job * How did you hear about this job?(Open Ended Question)* If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question)* Do you have a BS degree in the sciences (biology, chemistry,or physics)?yesnocenter_img M.S. or Ph.D in Physics or a closely related discipline at the timethe appointment begins. Prior teaching experience is stronglypreferred. Open Until FilledYes Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No The Department of Physics in the College of Humanities and Sciencesat Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool ofapplicants for the Fall 2019 semester and onward for possibleAdjunct Instructor positions. The Department of Physics willcontacts persons in the pool whose credentials match our researchneeds in any given semester. This pool will be accessed only whenan opening arises. Your application will remain active for one yearfrom this position posting date. After that time, if you are stillinterested in adjunct teaching, you must reapply to the pool. Note,we are unable to hire applicants who are not already in thepool. Hours/Week Resource CriticalNo Job Open Date07/01/2019 Posting Details Organizational Overview Additional Information Job Code/Title Working TitleAdjunct Instructor (Rolling Pool) Sensitive PositionNo Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Remove from posting on or before06/30/2020 Position NumberJ00001 Normal work days Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeCurriculum Vitae (CV)Reference Letter – 3Other Documentlast_img read more