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HMAS Parramatta Joins USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Battle Group

first_img Training & Education View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: Battle HMAS Parramatta Joins USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Battle Group March 7, 2012 Share this article View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Group View post tag: Navalcenter_img The Ship’s Company of HMAS Parramatta has enjoyed a unique experience when the ship joined the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier battle group on 25 February in the North Arabian Sea.Parramatta closed in on the carrier group at speed and assumed plane guard station for the USS Abraham Lincoln where she was perfectly positioned to observe the might of the carrier force on display.On station for more than two hours, Parramatta’s ship’s company witnessed the continuous stream of F-18 Hornets circling the battle group.“It is mind boggling” Chaplain Andrew Watters said. “I’d never thought I be so close to a US carrier to witness the full might of a carrier group. It’s not something that I’ll forget”.The USS Abraham Lincoln is the fifth Nimitz-class super carrier in the United States Navy.At 333 metres long, 77 metres wide and weighing in at 100,000 tonnes, the ship is more than 25 times larger than Parramatta. The Abraham Lincoln is powered by two nuclear reactors, four steam turbines and can reach speeds of more than 30 knots with unlimited range.Parramatta departed company with the carrier group after the brief encounter to continue with her patrol in the Arabian Sea.Parramatta is currently deployed to the MEAO as part of Operation SLIPPER and under the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which is responsible for maritime security operations in the Gulf region, the maritime environment around the Horn of Africa, and counter piracy and terrorism operations in the Gulf of Aden.Parramatta’s presence is contributing to the inter-operability of 25 CMF nations and demonstrates Australia’s and CMF’s resolve to maintain safe access to vital international straits and the maintenance of good order at sea.The Anzac Class Frigate will be relieved on station by HMAS Melbourne in early March and will return to Sydney at the end of the month.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 07, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Abraham View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: joins View post tag: Parramatta Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Parramatta Joins USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Battle Group View post tag: USSlast_img read more

Navajo Power CEO sees potential for 10GW renewable buildout on tribal lands as coal plants close

first_imgNavajo Power CEO sees potential for 10GW renewable buildout on tribal lands as coal plants close FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:“We believe you can go to 10 gigawatts of renewable resources” across the Navajo Nation, as coal plant retirements in the area open up transmission capacity, said Navajo Power CEO Brett Isaac, in a pv magazine interview. The Navajo Nation extends across parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.Navajo Power is preparing a bid to build 200 MW of solar power, after the Arizona utility Salt River Project issued a bid request specifying solar on Navajo Nation lands. The solar project selected by the utility will help make up for generation capacity lost last November when the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station closed; the utility will pay the Navajo Nation for the use of its transmission lines.The 10 GW renewables potential, Isaac said, will emerge as three other coal plants in the area retire, largely due to the “price competitiveness” of solar, wind and storage projects. The three plants are the San Juan Generating Station, which is scheduled to close in 2022, the Cholla Power Plant, “just off the Navajo Nation along I-40,” where one of the three units will retire this year, and the Four Corners power plant on Navajo Nation lands. The Four Corners plant is scheduled to close in 2031, but Isaac said “the economics will probably force” an earlier closure.Navajo Power’s proposed 200 MW project would be sited on lands currently used for grazing in the Coalmine Canyon Chapter—chapters are the community level of government within the Navajo Nation—and would need transmission access across the Cameron Chapter to interconnect to the grid, according to reporting by Rima Krisst for the Navajo Times. The company’s project has obtained “overwhelming” approval from both chapters to proceed to the next stage of development, Isaac said. The company is also pursuing the protocols to obtain Navajo Nation approval, he said.Looking to the future, the Navajo Nation “can play a very strong part in the Southwest” if it becomes “a friendly environment for the development of these resources, because we have the land base and the transmission,” said Isaac, a member of the Navajo Nation. “But all those elements need to be carefully thought about and prioritized by the government’s own regulatory side, in order to see this through.” Projects must be efficient in order to sell power to markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, he said, as those markets are “heavily competitive.”[William Driscoll]More: Navajo Power CEO sees 10 GW renewable potential across the Navajo Nationlast_img read more

Kings confirm Luke Walton is new coach

first_img NBA playoffs 2019: ‘Dirty’ play won’t ruffle Giannis Antetokounmpo Sacramento had a strong start to its 2018-19 campaign but lost 17 of its final 26 games and went just 11-17 after acquiring small forward Harrison Barnes from Dallas on Feb. 7. The trade was intended to help bolster Sacramento’s chances of making the playoffs, but the Kings fell short.Sacramento finished the regular season ninth in the Western Conference and was in playoff contention for much of the campaign. The Kings have young, emerging talent with De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III and Buddy Hield and appear to be on the rise. “I have known Luke for many years and I am so excited to welcome him and his family to the Sacramento Kings,” Kings GM Vlade Divac said in a statement. “I look forward to his leadership on the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years to come.”Per KIngs policy, no terms of Walton’s contract were made public, but The Athletic reported on Saturday that the deal is expected to run through 2022-23. Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Ricky Rubio says ‘crazy’ good James Harden takes unorthodox Dcenter_img Walton and the Lakers “mutually agreed to part ways” Friday, ending an eventful week in Los Angeles as Magic Johnson unexpectedly stepped down from his position as Lakers president earlier in the week.In three seasons with the Lakers, Walton went 98-148. The Lakers continued to improve each year, winning more games every year he was at the helm, but his late-game management was questioned at times toward the end of his tenure and there was speculation throughout much of the season he would be let go. Walton will take over a Kings team that has missed the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. It didn’t take long for Luke Walton to find a new job.The former Lakers coach was named Monday as the Kings’ next coach, replacing Dave Joerger, who was fired last week after a 39-win season.last_img read more