UK shipbuilding needs to be quicker, report finds

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK naval shipbuilding needs to be quicker, independent report finds November 29, 2016 View post tag: Royal Navy UK naval shipbuilding needs to be quicker, independent report finds An independent report into UK’s naval shipbuilding has concluded that the small Royal Navy fleet is a result of too long procurement cycles, late orders for new ships and the policy of retaining old ships in the fleet beyond their sell date.Sir John Parker’s Independent Report into naval shipbuilding also set out recommendations to transform the UK shipbuilding industry.One of the recommendations would see the bulk of Royal Navy ships being allocated to more shipbuilders. Parker proposed that the construction of new Type 26 and Type 31 frigates take place at more than one shipyard indicating that Babcock or Cammell Laird could bid for the construction of Type 31 frigates.Parker, who is currently chairman of mining company Anglo American, added that the Type 31 frigates should be built quickly to boost navy fleet numbers but also to have a competitive export product that could be designated as Type 31e.“The new Type 31e should not set out to be a complex and sophisticated warship based on traditional design approaches. It should be a modern and innovative design on a standard platform which should provide a menu of choice to support exports and beat the competition. It should be termed Type 31e. The ‘e’ means that export flexibility is inbuilt, not a variant,” Parker said.One of the opportunities that Parker identified was the way Scotland’s technology allowed for modular construction, in which ship components are produced across the UK before being assembled at a central Hub. The build of the Royal Navy’s largest ever warships, the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, has already demonstrated the success of such an approach, with multiple shipyards and hundreds of companies across the UK working together and benefiting from the aircraft carrier build.“This report will inform our National Shipbuilding Strategy to match the needs of the Royal Navy with the ability to design and build efficiently, maintain skills, and maximise export opportunities,” UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said welcoming the report.The UK government said it would publish a full response along with an implementation plan in spring 2017.“Should government, industry and the trade unions rise to the challenges I have set, I believe we can establish a new era of collaboration and success across the ‘total enterprise’,” Parker concluded.“It will create savings over the coming years for MOD, renew the Royal Navy fleet, position the UK for new export opportunities and create regional prosperity and highly skilled jobs across the UK in the shipyards and supply chain.” Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Governor DeSantis Announces Plans to Re-open Florida with Trump

first_imgPresident Trump is applauding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ handling of the coronavirus in the sunshine state. During an Oval Office meeting, Trump said the Republican governor is doing a “spectacular job.” DeSantis argued that Florida’s death rate has been lower than people would have expected. He also claimed the state’s ability to test for the coronavirus is now exceeding demand. DeSantis was widely criticized for not taking steps to shut down spring break activities in beach communities. DeSantis was pressed about why he closed his state with a “safer at home” policy later than others. He said Florida took a more tailored approach to the coronavirus and accused some other states of implementing “draconian” measures. Trump noted Florida, his new place of residence, has been taking advantage of stay-at-home orders by having construction crews repair roads and bridges. The Lt. Govenor Jeanette Nunez talked with the South Florida Morning Show about the Governor’s plans to reopen the state.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Lt-Gov-Nunez-interview-4-29-20.mp3last_img read more

Marco is pipped in French championship play-off

first_img England’s Marco Penge was just pipped in the French men’s international amateur championship when he lost a title play-off on the second extra hole in heavy rain at Chantilly.The honours went to Ivan Cantero of Spain but Penge, who holed a 50-footer to birdie 18 and get in the play-off, was not disappointed. “It’s a learning curve for me,” he said.“I gave it a good go and tried my best,” said the 18-year-old international from Golf at Goodwood in Sussex. “This time it wasn’t enough, but next time, you never know.“I’ve had good start to the year and I’m really happy with the way I’m playing and looking forward to the St Andrews Links Trophy,” he went on. Penge, from the England Golf men’s squad, has proven good form north of the border, having previously won the 2015 Scottish men’s open stroke play.Penge was five-under par and leading the French championship after 36 holes, surging to the top of the leaderboard with a second round of five-under 66, which included an eagle and five birdies. But the third round was washed out by heavy rain and the championship reduced to 54 holes.When play resumed, Penge had to play through heavy rain on his final nine holes, losing at least one shot to the bad weather when he had to putt through puddles. “I wasn’t happy with that, but the putt on the last gave it back to me,” he remarked, after holing the monster putt for a level par last round – and five-under overall.The Chantilly green staff made a tremendous effort to prepare one hole for the play-off, the short 16th. The green was squeegeed and the bunkers were pumped out and, first time round, both players halved in three. Cantero also managed another three at the second attempt to win the championship and the Coupe Murat.Chantilly will host the European men’s team championship this summer and this event attracted an excellent quality field of players keen to gain course knowledge.England Golf’s Men’s Performance Manager, Steve Burnett, watched the final round and commented: “This is a really good result for Marco in a very strong field.”Marco also had the support of his girlfriend, England women’s international Sophie Lamb, who caddied throughout, despite the drenching rain.Click here for full scoresImage © Filipe Farinha 22 May 2016 Marco is pipped in French championship play-off last_img read more

Lockdown makeover: Kapil Dev’s new look has him looking like Thanos!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/MarvelAdvertisement 9cadNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsywdqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1b6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gyrWould you ever consider trying this?😱htb0Can your students do this? 🌚mtm3udRoller skating! Powered by Firework A nationwide lock down in the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic means there’s no option to visit a hairstylist, so many cricketers are taking the job in their own hands to give themselves a fresh new look. The netizens of the country saw Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, trying their skills with a scissor or a trimmer. Now, legendary cricketer Kapil Dev joins his compatriots, but the former Team India skipper has gone a step further, by shaving off his head completely, and resembles the iconic Marvel character Thanos!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/MarvelKapil Dev shaved his head completely, while keeping a full beard, which is an entirely different appearance than what the cricket fans of the country has known the 1983 World Cup winning captain over the years.Some photos of Dev’s fresh look was ahead on Twitter by his former teammate Chetan Sharma. “Legendary Kapil Dev’s New Look. Wow.loved it, Great to see paji in different look. Fantastic @therealkapildev” Sharma captioned the photos. Check them out below-Advertisement The Twitterati went gaga over the former all rounder rocking a fresh appearance, with many comparing him with former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani and also West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards, who are famous for rocking a bald head. Some fans also pointed out that Paaji looks like ‘Thanos’, the famous antagonist from Marvel.The new salt and pepper look with a bald head is the first time Dev has adopted a new appearance. Since his playing days, the 61 year old had always maintained his renowned curly hair look, along with a thick moustache, sometimes clean shaven or with a stubble.Kapil Dev has made 131 Test and 225 ODI appearances for the Men in Blue, and is hailed as one of the greatest all rounders of cricket. He captained Team India to their maiden cricket world cup victory in 1983, with a stellar bowling performance int he final against West Indies.Following his retirement in 1994, Dev also coached Team India in 1999, and was also commissioned as an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-From ‘square cuts to hair cuts’, Sachin Tendulkar turns hairstylist during lockdown!Virat Kohli promotes the ‘Trim from home’ challenge – but gets trolled by Kevin Pietersen for his grey hair! Advertisementlast_img read more