View post tag: integrate OSI to Integrate ECPINS-W Sub into UK Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer IBS Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide software engineering activity to fully integrate ECPINS into the existing IBS system architecture.OSI supplies the Royal Navy with its advanced NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564 certified ECPINS-W Sub software across all operational ships, submarines, shore headquarters, and training establishments.Also, as the Prime Contractor for the Royal Navy Warship AIS program, OSI has further systems deployed across the Fleet and is providing a fully Integrated Logistics Support service for 20 years.This new contract, for the integration of ECPINS into an existing IBS, confirms the Royal Navy’s long-term commitment to the company and its technology.OSI recently announced the signing of a contract with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide a software upgrade and in-service support for the software that is deployed across their fleet of warships and submarines.[mappress]Press Release, April 25, 2014; Image: Wikimedia Equipment & technology View post tag: Destroyer April 25, 2014 OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the UK Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS). View post tag: UK View post tag: OSI View post tag: T45 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: ECPINS-W View post tag: Royal View post tag: sub View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today OSI to Integrate ECPINS-W Sub into UK Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer IBS View post tag: IBS Share this article
Late January and early February are great times to plant cool-season vegetables. Many gardeners gave up on planting a fall vegetable garden last year due to the exceptional drought conditions. However, the great thing about living in Georgia is that we have a second window of opportunity in late winter to plant a number of cool-season vegetables.Cool-season vegetables include beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, English peas, Irish potatoes, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard and turnips. You can even start planting asparagus roots, asparagus is a perennial plant that takes two years to mature and start producing harvestable spears. Most cool-season vegetables, if planted around the first week of February, will be ready to harvest around early April or May, depending on the variety. By the time you harvest these cool-season vegetables, you can turn the garden over for planting your summer vegetables at the ideal time. Cool-season vegetables are generally very fast growing and are easily planted by direct seeding into the soil. There is no reason to purchase or grow transplants this time of year, since the soil moisture and weather conditions are ideal for seed germination. Transplants are more often used in fall planting, since it’s usually too hot and too dry in late summer or early fall for cool-season vegetables to grow from seed. Most cool-season vegetables are medium to heavy feeders, which means they will require around 20 to 30 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of garden space. Ideally, this fertilizer should be divided into two or three applications (i.e., 10 pounds of fertilizer at planting and at four- to six-week intervals). Because most cool-season vegetables grow close to the ground and have direct contact with the soil, avoid using fertilizer sources such as animal manure that could increase the chance of contamination by foodborne pathogens.It’s also a good idea to do a soil test to determine your soil pH and how much lime you need to apply, if any, to adjust the soil pH. (For more information about submitting samples to the University of Georgia for soil testing, call your local UGA Cooperative Extension office.)A pH of 6.0 to 6.5 is recommended for all vegetables except Irish potatoes, which require a pH of 5.0 to 6.0. If you decide to grow Irish potatoes, dedicate a separate garden space solely to them due to their unique pH requirement.As with all vegetables, try to select a garden site that receives at least eight to 10 hours of sunlight a day. Select a location that is conveniently located near your home and a water supply. The soil should have a good texture and be well drained. Most of the leafy greens and some of the cole crops – those in the Brassica family – can also be grown in containers due to their smaller size. Adding a mulch of wheat straw, leaves, compost or pine straw will help conserve soil moisture, control weeds and reduce cultivation. Apply enough mulch to have 2 to 4 inches after settling. Newspaper can also be used as a mulch. Place newspapers two to three layers thick around plants. Apply 3 inches of straw or compost on top of the newspaper. Avoid using hay bales for mulch, since most hay fields are sprayed with herbicides for weed control that could carry over into your garden and kill your plants. For more information on seeding rates, recommended varieties and row spacing, check out UGA Extension publications “Vegetable Gardening in Georgia” and “Home Gardening” online at extension.uga.edu/publications. More detailed information on home gardening potatoes, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts and rutabagas can also be found on the publications website.
The Batesville High School Cross Country Teams were both victorious last night against the 4-way meet with North Decatur, South Decatur and Greensburg. In fact the Boys scored a perfect score of 15 with the first 6 to cross the finish line being a Bulldog. Greensburg came in second with 47, followed by South Decatur, 94 and North Decatur, 101. The Dogs were led by Joshua Myers winning the meet at 17:07, followed closely by Adam Moster (17:16), Ean Loichinger (17:19), Benjamin Moster (17:24), Adam Hollowell (17:35) and Daren Smith (17:47). Finishing out the top 7 for the boys was Dillon Murray placing 10th at 18:34. On the Girls side, they also had a strong showing as they placed 1st with 26 points, outscoring Greensburg with 34. North Decatur came in third with 87 followed by South Decatur at 101. Leading the Lady dDgs were Lily Pinckley coming in 2nd at 19:50. She was followed by teammate Liz Loichinger in third at 20:17. The dogs came in a nice pack finishing from 6th-12th place…led by Ava Hanson (20:44), Madison Rahschulte (20:57), Sophie Myers (21:15), Maria Lopez (21:27), Trysta Vierling (21:29), Sarah Ripperger (22:00) and Carley Pride (22:23). Also, running person best times for the evening were: Daren Smith, Ava Hanson, Madison Rahschulte, Maria Lopez, Sophie Myers, Carley Pride, Hope Kroen, Jada Eisert, Carla Patapat and Kali Wickersham. Way to go dogs! Batesville will have a week of great training until they compete again next Saturday at the Rushville Invitational.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.Charger Boys Results: Brandon Gearhart 20:14; Cameron Medsker 27:01; Jack Cathey 24:01; Adam Mack “24:25 PR”; Collin Bryant INJ; Brady Espinda “22:01 PR”; Caleb Bowles 22:51; Ethan Neimeyer “27:07 PR”; Owen Geis 21:41; Ryan Hancock “25:42:00.000 PR”. Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.