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UK: BMT’s Naval Experts Secure Prominent Roles Within QEC Project

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first_img View post tag: Roles UK: BMT’s Naval Experts Secure Prominent Roles Within QEC Project View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group, announces that two of its naval experts have secured prominent roles within the Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) aircraft carrier project. As part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) platform design team, Rob Weedon has assumed the role of Chief Naval Architect and will be responsible for General Arrangement (GA), hydromechanics, shock, escape and transversal areas including whole-ship safety.A Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (MRINA), Rob has worked on ship design aspects of the QEC project since 2001.Martin Hails who joined BMT in 1995 and has played an instrumental role in a variety of submarine and surface ship programmes, including previous roles on the QEC project, has accepted the position of Chief Systems Engineer. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), this role will see Martin take charge of aviation, fire safety, auxiliaries, outfit and furnishings, as well as mechanical systems.Roy Quilliam, Technical Director at BMT Defence Services comments: “As this project moves further into detail design and manufacture, there is an increasing need for deeper levels of technical understanding within the ACA platform design team. BMT is committed to supporting Thales UK in its role as an Alliance member and I am delighted that we are able to provide two highly experienced and competent specialists to fill these roles, reinforcing the strong calibre of people we have within the business. We’re confident that their deployment will be to the benefit of BMT, our partners and the overall programme moving forward.[mappress]Source: BMT, August 24, 2011; View post tag: secure View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: BMT’s Naval Experts Secure Prominent Roles Within QEC Project Industry news August 24, 2011center_img View post tag: experts View post tag: Prominent View post tag: QEC View post tag: project View post tag: News by topic View post tag: BMT’s View post tag: within Share this articlelast_img read more

Good Governance: A case for reaching higher

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first_imgThe Federal Reserve In August, the Federal Reserve published its Proposed Guidance on Supervisory Expectation for Boards of Directors and invited comment and discussion on the subject of better performance though better governance—a topic near and dear to us at Quantum Governance.These proposed guidelines, which apply directly to the boards of directors of banks and savings and loans (not credit unions), seek to “establish principles regarding effective boards of directors focused on the performance of a board’s core responsibilities.” These proposed guidelines are inspired largely by the 2007-2009 financial crisis and are designed around supporting “safety and soundness.” While we applaud any effort to improve governance, we are concerned that these guidelines are too focused on the oversight or a “supervisory” role for the board. That is, they are concerned largely with mitigating exposure to risk and, as such, promote a narrow view of the board’s role in governance. Even though the proposed guidelines do not directly apply to credit unions, we think it is vital to comment, as there are natural parallels to credit union governance.The Fed’s proposal seeks to better distinguish the role of the board from that of management by encouraging the board to focus on its core responsibilities: (1) setting clear, aligned and consistent direction; (2) actively managing information flow and board discussions; (3) holding senior management accountable; (4) supporting the independence and stature of independent risk management and internal audits; and (5) maintaining a capable board composition and governance structure. continue reading »center_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Stevenson Falls At Wilkes To Conclude Inaugural Football Season

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first_imgEDWARDSVILLE, Pa. – For the second-straight week, the Stevenson football team had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver, but a safety with 4:14 remaining in the fourth quarter gave Wilkes a two possession lead and the Colonels ran out the clock as they held rallied and held on for a 43-34 victory Saturday at Schmidt Stadium.The Mustangs (2-8, 1-7 MAC) finished their inaugural season with its third consecutive 100-yard rusher as junior C.J. Hopson (Lusby/Patuxent) ran for 118 yards and one score.Stevenson also had a 100-yard receiver for the second-straight game and sixth time this season as freshman Jae DeShields (Bridgeton, N.J./Bridgeton) finished with his fourth 100-yard game in eight games this season with eight catches for 167 yards and career-high three touchdowns.Trailing 41-20 with 4:01 to play in the third quarter following a 10-yard touchdown pass from Alex George to Kyle Driscoll, Stevenson answered with back-to-back scoring drives to pull within seven, 41-34 with 12:28 left in the fourth quarter.DeShields hauled in his third touchdown pass of the game with 1:35 remaining in the third quarter before freshman Ryan Crawley (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) scored on a 3-yard run for his third touchdown of the season, all in the last three games.Following Crawley’s touchdown, Wilkes (4-5, 4-4 MAC) drove 61 yards in 14 plays, down to the Mustang 2-yard line with under six minutes to play. Looking to seal the game with a touchdown, the Stevenson defense preserved the one possession lead for the Colonels after freshman Jaron Cody (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland) forced a fumble on second-and-goal that was recovered by freshman Donnell Brown (Baltimore/Poly).Looking at 98 yards with two timeouts, the Stevenson offense began its 12th drive of the game with an opportunity to tie or win the game with 5:40 remaining.After an incomplete pass and rushes by Crawley and Hopson, the Mustangs were facing a fourth-and-2 from their own 10-yard line with 4:21 left following their second timeout of the game. The team elected to punt and rely on its defense for a stop, giving the offense one more shot at a game-tying or game-winning drive.Lined up in punt formation, the snap went over the head of freshman Brad Cummings (Dundalk/Old Mill) and out of the back of the end zone, give Wilkes a two possession lead with just over four minutes to play.Stevenson had one last opportunity with 3:13 remaining as the Colonels faced a third-and-5 at their own 43-yard line following the Mustangs’ final timeout.However, George picked up eight yards on a quarterback scramble and Wilkes effectively ran the clock down to 15 seconds to play before turning the ball over on downs.The Colonels were 11-of-19 on third-down conversions in the game and converted 4-of-4 on fourth down with two touchdowns before turning it over with 15 seconds remaining.The Mustangs led or were tied for the majority of the first half before a 1-yard run by George with 54 seconds left in the first half gave Wilkes its first lead, 27-20. The touchdown was the third of five-straight scoring drives for the Colonels as they rallied from a 20-14 deficit with 27 consecutive points to take a 41-20 lead.DeShields finished the season with 848 yards and 11 touchdowns receiving, both team-highs, while sophomore Jeromie Miller (Reisterstown/Franklin) totaled a team-best 52 receptions.Hopson concluded his first season at Stevenson with a team-high 680 yards rushing and four scores while completing 51.7 percent of his passes, 123-for-238, for 1,863 yards and 20 touchdowns.Meanwhile, Brown totaled 18 tackles on Saturday, including 16 solo, and finishes his first collegiate season as the MAC leader in tackles with 126.last_img read more