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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics LLC, leader in industrial and explosion proof equipment, has released a new hazardous location convection heater for active heating in dangerous environments and cold-temperature work sites. This 3,600-watt heater operates on 240V three phase power and is ideal for manufacturing plants, chemical processing, refineries, industrial control rooms, airflow systems, heat circulation, ambient temperature management, grain silos and more.The Larson Electronics EPH-CH-WM-T2A-3.6KW-240V.3P explosion proof convection heater is a 3,600-watt unit that is designed to run on 240V three phase power. This 8.7-amp heater has a bottom in top out airflow and 12,286 BTUs.

    The EPH-CH-WM-T2A-3.6KW-240V.3P explosion proof convection heater is built for rugged use - constructed of 16-gauge steel with a textured epoxy powdered paint finish. Additionally, this heater’s housing is T2A temperature rated and NEMA 4 rated, good for both indoor and outdoor worksites.

    “Heating hazardous worksites requires the right type of unit that can withstand potentially harsh environments and be used safely under dangerous conditions,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “This explosion proof heater is designed just for that. This unit provides adequate heating and airflow in hazardous and potentially explosive locations.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/d07d5542-f216-4be5-8558-6edb756855ec Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    Maurice Sporting Goods selected HIMPACT, a best of breed supply chain solution for retail and wholesale. Since implementing HIMPACT, Maurice Sporting Goods is fully equipped to improve customer service levels, lower inventory, and increase profits.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) October 05, 2018

    Herlitz Inventory Management, leading innovator in scientific demand forecasting, replenishment and optimization, announced its selection by Maurice Sporting Goods, a fishing, marine, hunting and outdoor recreation supplier to retailers. Herlitz Inventory Management delivered a rich, market focused, customized solution that optimizes customer service levels and will increase profits. Maurice Sporting Goods supplies products serving mass retailers and independent dealers throughout the United States and international markets.

    Maurice Sporting Goods is a highly seasonal, regional and SKU-intensive business. It has products that are sourced both domestically and internationally. With 42,000 client/store fronts, 15,000 SKUs, four buyers, and two distribution centers, Maurice Sporting Goods sought a more advanced and efficient inventory management system.

    Jory Katlin, Maurice Sporting Goods President & CEO, commented, “We are excited to partner with Herlitz as they assist us in continuing to improve our customer service levels, our company’s inventory and forecasting performance as we move down our path of continuous improvement.”

    HIMPACT was selected because it helps improve customer service level performance. It offered expanded capabilities, such as seasonality and promotions management, over the previous system. Further, HIMPACT delivers improved daily and monthly forecasting capabilities, daily exception management, and future forecasting for vendor trade. In both wholesale and retail environments, time is an extremely valuable asset. For Maurice Sporting Goods, a major factor in choosing the HIMPACT solution was the standardized user platform, ease of use, and quick learning curve.

    “Effectively managing thousands of SKUs across thousands of clients can be a time-consuming and complex task without the right systems in place. With HIMPACT, we know Maurice Sporting Goods will see the results they are looking for, just as our other clients do,” added Carl Herlitz, Herlitz President & CEO of Herlitz Inventory Management. “We are so pleased to work with a company as renowned as Maurice Sporting Goods. They are an industry leader and are well respected because of their services and the fantastic people working there.”

    To learn more about Herlitz Inventory Management, visit http://herlitzim.com/ or call
    (617) 871-9001.

    About Maurice Sporting Goods, LLC:
    Maurice Sporting Goods, LLC is owned by Middleton Partners, an active investor of private equity in real estate and operating company opportunities offering returns that exceed industry or sector comparables. Maurice supplies products in the fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation, marine and outdoor gift categories, serving mass retailers and independent dealers throughout the United States and international markets. Maurice operates a portfolio of sourcing and manufacturing companies containing recognizable brands such as Shoreline Marine, South Bend Fishing Tackle, Rivers Edge Outdoor themed gift products, Danielson and Matzuo fishing products. Please visit our website to learn more or to sign up to become a dealer at http://www.maurice.net.

    About Herlitz Inventory Management
    Founded in 2009, Herlitz Inventory Management (Herlitz IM) provides tightly integrated Demand Forecasting, Order Optimization, Pro- motion and Forward Buying. Herlitz innovative designs are an industry standard; used by thou- sands of companies to optimize inventory.

    With end-to-end visibility and new insights, HIMPACT is uniquely suited to today’s market- place, delivering optimized buying quantities, highly satisfied customers and tighter inventory management.

    ## Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    Marks $1.9 Million in Contributions Since Launching Newman’s Own Awards in 1999

    Washington, DC, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Newman’s Own joined co-sponsors Fisher House Foundation and Military Timesat the 19^thannual Newman’s Own Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes to honor five non-profit organizations for their innovative programs created to improve military quality of life. 

    The annual competition seeks to reward ingenuity for programs that benefit service men and women and their families. As the event commenced,*General Joseph Dunford*, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced the recipients of the awards, totaling $200,000. He was joined in presenting the awards by *Jeffrey Smith*, Vice President of Operations of Newman’s Own, Inc.; *Dave Coker*, President of Fisher House Foundation; and *Andrew Tilghman*, Executive Editor of Military Times. The five winning organizations include *Warrior Reunion Foundation*, *Code Platoon*, *WV Health Right, Inc.*, *Healing Warriors Program *and *Vets on Track Foundation, Inc*.

    *Warrior Reunion Foundation *received the highest honor, and a $50,000 award. Located in Cockeysville, Maryland, Warrior Reunion Foundation provides reunions that reconnect military veterans deployed to combat together, challenging stigma through shared experience while facilitating the development of peer support networks essential to success in like after military service.

    “We are grateful to the men and women of our military, veterans, and their families for their commitment to protecting the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans,” said Bob Forrester, Co-Chairman of Newman’s Own, Inc. and President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “We’re proud to have participated for the past 19 years with the Military Times and Fisher House Foundation in recognizing so many outstanding organizations focused on helping our veterans and their families, and we’re especially proud to support this year’s award recipients.”

    To date, the annual competition has recognized 179 programs with awards totaling $1,925,000.

    As a long-time supporter of military non-profits, Newman’s Own carries on the legacy of Paul Newman, founder of Newman’s Own, who wanted to help make a difference in the lives of others. Paul, a Navy veteran, served in the Pacific during World War II. Over the years, Newman’s Own Awards has provided funding for organizations across the country, which have addressed veterans’ issues such as mental and physical health, housing, education, career development, entrepreneurship, family support. Just under 300 entries were submitted for the 2018 program.  Five judges evaluated each entry based on the organization’s impact to the respective communities, creativity and innovation. 

    Judges for the 2018 competition were:

    Mrs. Ellyn Dunford                    Spouse of General Joseph Dunford, USMC

    Mrs. Tammy Fisher                   Trustee, Fisher House Foundation

    Mrs. Suzie Schwartz                  Trustee, Fisher House Foundation

    Mrs. Lynne Pace                       Trustee, Fisher House Foundation

    Mr. Jeffrey Smith                      Vice President of Operations, Newman’s Own

                * *

    *Overall Winning Entry*

    *$50,000 AWARD*

    * *

    *Unit Reunion Program*

    Warrior Reunion Foundation, Cockeysville, MD

    Warrior Reunion Foundation supports combat veterans in overcoming the challenges of post-military transition by reconnecting those who served together overseas. We challenge stigma through shared experience, rebuilding essential peer support networks that enable our veterans to live with meaning, purpose and positive impact in their communities. In just over one year of operation Warrior Reunion Foundation has provided seven reunions to units of military veterans who deployed to combat together. During the course of these seven reunions we have served over 300 combat veterans, as well as multiple Gold Star families who attended reunions alongside those who served with their loved one. For more information, contact James Ferguson (james@warriorreunionfoundation.org) or visit www.warriorreunionfoundation.org. 

    * ** *

    *$37,500 AWARD*

     

    *Educating Our Veterans to Become Software Developers*

    Code Platoon, Chicago, IL

    Based in Chicago, Illinois, Code Platoon provides software coding training to help local veterans and military spouses find meaningful careers as professional software developers. Each student is eligible to apply for scholarships or use their GI Bill benefits, making this career path affordable and attainable. The program consists of 8-12 students per class who spend 60-80 hours a week together for 14 weeks. Instruction is a carefully curated mix of lectures, advanced coding training in Python and JavaScript, and team projects, frequently culminating in a local paid internship. For more information, contact Rodrigo Levy (rod@codeplatoon.org) or visit www.codeplatoon.org. *Veteran’s Dental Program*

    WV Health Right, Inc., Charleston, WV

    West Virginia Health Right, Inc. provides free dental care, including preventative cleanings, exams, fillings, extractions and dentures, to low-income West Virginia Veterans without dental coverage.  The program funded by this grant will utilize a mobile dental clinic that travels to 6 rural counties of the state and the onsite dental clinic at their main office to treat 500 Veterans in need. For more information, contact Angie Settle (asettle@wvhealthright.org) or visit www.wvhealthright.org. 

     

    *Clinic Sessions*

    Healing Warriors Program, Fort Collins, CO 

    Healing Warriors Program clinic opened in July 2013 and has provided over 11,000 non-opioid pain and trauma clinic sessions, treating over 1,200 service members and their spouses, partners and parents.  Many of the veterans we see at Healing Warriors Program clinic have been living in pain for so long that their sense of hope is worn down, placing many at risk for suicide.  By using therapies that support healing, relief from pain, improved sleep and focus, the service member is able to find restoration for their quality of life.  Our mission to provide non-narcotic, integrative treatment, is critical at a time when many veterans are transitioning from opioid pain management and need help with the burden of injury.

    We are a Registered VA Vendor and a Guidestar Platinum Star participant charity. For more information, contact Ana Yelen (info@healingwarriorsprogram.org) or visit www.healingwarriorsprogram.org. 

     

    *Fresh Start Program*

    Vets on Track Foundation, Inc., Garrisonville, VA

    The Vets on Track Foundation furnishes homes for veterans and their families who have been placed into permanent housing from living on the streets or in a shelter.  From sofas, beds, dining room tables and chairs, to dishes, silverware and pictures for the wall, to throw pillows and blankets, our volunteers work to turn every house into a warm and loving home. Through our mission, we are able to complete the circle of support, which is needed to end veteran homelessness. For more information, contact Rick Ecker (rick@vettrack.org) or visit www.vettrack.org. 

     

    About Newman’s Own®, Inc.
    Newman's Own, Inc., founded by Paul Newman in 1982, offers great tasting, high quality food and beverage products for people and pets. Products include salad dressings, pasta sauces, frozen pizza, salsa, refrigerated drinks, cookies, barbecue sauce, and snacks as well as dog food, cat food and pet treats. Newman's Own Foundation continues Paul Newman's commitment to use all royalties and profits that it receives from the sale of its food products for charitable purposes. Over $530 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982. For more information, visit NewmansOwn.com.

    About Military Times
    The Military Times digital platforms and print products are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on the Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times and Air Force Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.About Fisher House Foundation
    Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.  These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths.  Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room.  Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.  Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation. 

    Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans. 

    www.fisherhouse.org

     
    NOTE: Images from today's event will be available through the attached link after 5:00pm EST.

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    CONTACT: Kerri Childress
    Fisher House Foundation
    240.599.2463
    kchildress@fisherhouse.org Reported by GlobeNewswire 14 hours ago.

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit from a group of fishing associations that challenged the creation of an underwater monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing groups sued in Washington against creation of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by former President Barack Obama in 2016. U.S. District Judge […] Reported by Seattle Times 13 hours ago.

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    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thousands of Halifax Shipyard shipbuilders, along with the ship’s company, joined Government of Canada and Royal Canadian Navy representatives to celebrate Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the ship’s sponsor, officially name Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Harry DeWolf.At the ceremony, Mme. Grégoire Trudeau broke a bottle of Nova Scotia Traditional Method Sparkling Wine against the bow of the ship for good luck, while declaring, “I name you Harry DeWolf. Bénit soit ce navire ainsi que tous les hommes et femmes qui navigueront à son bord.”

    The name of the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Harry DeWolf, was chosen in honour of wartime Canadian naval hero Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf. The Harry DeWolf-class will enhance the Royal Canadian Navy’s ability to operate globally and in the North with a renewed focus on surveillance and control of our maritime approaches.

    The naming ceremony, held at Irving Shipbuilding’s modernized Halifax Shipyard, marks a significant milestone for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship program, which is the first class of ships to be constructed at the shipyard as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

    The Strategy was created to replace the current surface fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Through a competitive, open and transparent process, Irving Shipbuilding was selected to construct the Royal Canadian Navy’s future combatant fleet—Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships followed by 15 Canadian Surface Combatants.

    To date, Irving Shipbuilding has more than $2 billion in spending commitments with organizations throughout Canada as part of the Strategy. The Halifax Shipyard modernization, shipbuilding activity, supplier contracts and the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy obligations throughout Canada will generate an estimate of over $3.17 billion in spending between 2013 and 2022.

    Construction of the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship started at Halifax Shipyard in September 2015 and the ship was launched on September 15, 2018. Work to prepare the ship for sea trials in 2019 will continue at Halifax Shipyard. Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in 2019.

    Construction of the second and third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke and Max Bernays, are well underway at Halifax Shipyard, with the fourth, the future HMCS William Hall, starting construction later this year.

    *Quotes*

    “Today is an outstanding for the Royal Canadian Navy. ‎This government is proud to be investing in our Navy's bright future and delivering equipment to our men and women in uniform. We are proud this project is providing economic opportunities to the Canadian Shipbuilding Industry.”

    — The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board

    “This marks a very significant milestone in our efforts to rebuild Canada’s marine industry and provide the proud members of our Royal Canadian Navy with the ships and equipment they need to do their jobs. Irving Shipbuilding has constructed a world-class shipyard and brought together a remarkable group of women and men who have used their skills and talents to build this very impressive first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship.”

    — The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility

    “Our government is delivering on our commitment in our defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged to provide our Royal Canadian Navy with the capabilities it needs to serve Canadians. Today’s naming ceremony marks another successful milestone for Canadian shipbuilding. The new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships will provide our dedicated sailors with equipment that enhances their ability to safeguard our national interests and keep Canadians strong at home and engaged in the world.”

    — The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence

    “Vice-Admiral DeWolf is a fitting namesake for this new class. Renowned for his bold vision, leadership and fighting spirit, he sailed HMCS Haida – now flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy – on a series of Arctic convoys during the Second World War. The Harry DeWolf-class will be an incredible capability for our Navy that builds on this legacy of excellence. Our presence in Canada’s North will be extended, and our ability to support a breadth of global operations will be enhanced. Today is an exciting day that brings us one step closer to tomorrow’s future fleet.”

    — Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy ‎

    “Today is the culmination of years of hard work by thousands of people across Canada from coast to coast to coast. We are incredibly proud of our more than 1,900 Atlantic Canadian shipbuilders who rose to the challenge of constructing the first ship of its class in Canada's most modern shipyard. The men and women of the Halifax Shipyard have ensured the highest quality of workmanship has gone into the future HMCS Harry DeWolf.”

    — Mr. Kevin McCoy, President, Irving Shipbuilding

    *About Irving Shipbuilding Inc.*

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Canada’s National Shipbuilder, is the most modern shipbuilder and in-service ship support provider in North America. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, our skilled team and innovative facilities provide efficient building, fabrication, conversion and servicing of vessels and offshore platforms. As Canada’s chosen shipbuilder, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is working with the Royal Canadian Navy on the next class of Canadian Surface Combatantand Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship vessels under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. We are proud to continue our long history as a trusted partner in Canadian shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. Learn more at www.IrvingShipbuilding.com or www.ShipsforCanada.ca.

    Media Contact:

    Sean Lewis
    Director, Communications
    Irving Shipbuilding
    Office: 902-484-4595
    Mobile: 902-240-6964
    Email: Lewis.Sean@IrvingShipbuilding.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    Popular Beaches Reopen As Florida Struggles To Deal With Red Tide Watch VideoThe red tide bloom is making its way up Florida's east coast, and popular beaches are struggling to deal with it.

    Palm Beach County announced its beaches were open Friday and it will continue testing the water. Miami-Dade County opened its beaches Friday with a warning that people with respiratory issues like asthma to avoid red tide areas.

    The toxic algae is naturally occurring, and believed to be fueled by pollution. It has killed thousands of fish and other marine life.

    And it doesn't stop at harming wildlife. Newsy previously reported prolonged exposure to the algae is dangerous to humans. It can aggravate the lungs and cause rashes, or worse. One study found people living near harmful algae blooms were more likely to die from non-alcoholic liver disease. Other studies have shown links to its exposure and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Doctors in the state told NBC News they were seeing more people with breathing problems during this bloom.

    Florida's Senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, proposed a bill in August to help clean up the algae blooms. It was signed into law as part of a larger spending bill.

    Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. Reported by Newsy 12 hours ago.

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  • 10/05/18--12:45: Ship traffic, October 6
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Hannover Bridge Los Angeles OAK MSC Clea Long Beach OAK Pegasus Highway Port Hueneme, Ventura County BNC Torm Freya Rosarito Terminal, Mexico SFO UBC Savannah Lanshan, China RWC Yunnan Mourilyan, Australia SFO Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Palmerston Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico OAK Ever Smart Taipei, Taiwan OAK Maersk Enshi Vostochnyy, Russia OAK MSC Clea Seattle OAK NYK Atlas Busan, South Korea OAK Sunlight Ace Port Hueneme, Ventura County RCH Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 12 hours ago.

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    Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. support efforts to meet USMC energy reliability and resilience requirements

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (PRWEB) October 05, 2018

    The U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) a prime contract to support the Marine Corps’ efforts within its various sections (i.e. Headquarters Marine Corps, Regions, and Installations), which possess unique challenges in addressing the Marine Corps’ objectives to meet Energy Reliability and Resilience requirements. Through its role as prime contractor, CTC will address utility distribution systems that support the energy reliability and resilience requirements linked to mission readiness and operational effectiveness.

    Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) is one of four small business subcontractors chosen as a team member on this effort based on their unique, best-in-class technical capabilities. With proven worldwide experience in energy consulting, SEA will provide subject matter experts responsible for support of the Marine Corps’ energy program at the installation level. (The other companies on the team are Risk Mitigation Consulting, Cintel, and Barbaricum.)

    “Our team is uniquely qualified to provide high-quality services and innovative solutions, leading to increased mission effectiveness, energy resilience, and reduced waste to the Marine Corps,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and CEO. CTC serves as the U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command’s prime technical support contractor in addressing all of its energy efficiency, resiliency, and reliability needs for all Marine Corps installations worldwide.

    “Ensuring that our clients meet energy security and resiliency goals is crucial to reducing vulnerabilities in a rapidly changing world. Resilient capabilities build upon self-reliance, teamwork, and flexibility. SEA is pleased to be a part of the CTC team and to provide the necessary expertise to support the Marine Corps’ comprehensive approach to Energy.” said Brenda B. Phillips, AIA, SEA President and COO.

    The contract was awarded in a full and open competition and includes one base period and four option periods that could reach up to $36 million in value if all the option years are exercised.

    “Energy touches every aspect of Marine Corps missions and functions, and even short-term interruptions in electric power or disruptions to delivery of fuel or natural gas can have serious consequences on mission readiness and the ability to deploy Marines in support of critical operations,” said Randy Monohan, MCICOM’s Energy Projects Officer.

    Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA), is an employee-owned company specializing in energy management and consulting services for the federal and private markets. More information can be found by visiting the company's web site at: http://www.saineng.com. Reported by PRWeb 12 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, leader in industrial lighting, has released a tripod mounted, LED work light system which produces a total of 2,750 lumens. This adjustable LED tower extends to 5.5 feet and features a rechargeable battery pack with 4.25 hours of runtime per full charge, making it ideal for use in rugged industrial work environments where elevated high-output work light is needed.The WAL-TP-RPS-1X25WRE-CPR from Larson Electronics is a 25-watt tripod mounted rechargeable LED work light that includes one single CREE LED light that offers 2,750 lumens of bright light. This CREE LED lamps produces a narrow 10-degree spread spot beam with approximately 1,000 feet of reach, combined with a high output reflector and a 60-degree flood beam. This combination spot/flood beam combination configuration provides operators with both distance and width in their work environment to effectively illuminate large work spaces. Rugged construction makes this lamp waterproof to 3 meters and sealed against intrusion by dust and dirt.

    A rechargeable 12V8.8Ah lithium battery powers the light for 4.25 hours. An included AC/DC charger recharges the battery in 8-10 hours from a fully depleted state. A 13-foot lead equipped with a cigarette lighter is also provided for connection to vehicle chargers.

    The LED work light is mounted on top of an adjustable tripod designed for versatility and ease of use. This heavy-duty tripod is built with steel and features a bright yellow finish that adds additional durability and protection from corrosion. The 3-stage telescoping tripod can be raised to 5.5 feet with the simple loosening and tightening of the center support. The LED lamp can also be removed from its mount and used as a handheld device. The collapsed tower and light can then be conveniently stowed away in an included carrying bag with shoulder straps.

    “This LED work light is a great portable fixture for operators who need great light output but also location flexibility,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “The adjustable tripod is great for use with large and small footprint applications and offers easy mobility and storage.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4d195652-5422-43c7-96a6-3af0b2839c96 Reported by GlobeNewswire 11 hours ago.

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Illinois killer convicted of murdering five women in Southern California was sentenced to death on Friday.An Orange County Superior Court judge issued the sentence for 54-year-old former Marine Andrew... Reported by New Zealand Herald 11 hours ago.

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    SHARE PUNT OF THE WEEK: Gulf Marine Services could benefit from rising oil prices  Gulf Marine Services, or GMS, is a contractor which serves offshore oil and gas rigs. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1977, the business floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. Reported by MailOnline 11 hours ago.

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency says it will test seawater, marine sediment and fish around Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant this month. The Vienna-based agency said Friday that… Reported by Japan Today 10 hours ago.

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  • 10/05/18--15:45: Ship traffic, October 7
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT CAP Jackson Long Beach OAK Colombo Express Los Angeles OAK Dionysos Leader Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico BNC Ever Libra Los Angeles OAK Grand Princess Ensenada, Mexico SFO MSC Julie Vancouver, British Columbia OAK NYK Constellation Los Angeles OAK NYK Rumina Los Angeles OAK President Truman Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT Grand Princess Astoria, Ore. SFO Hannover Bridge Tokyo OAK Hyundai Jakarta Busan, South Korea OAK NYK Rumina Seattle OAK Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 9 hours ago.

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    Landscape is a vital part of the drama on the Wales Rally GB

    We've driven the modern-day equivalents of cars that topped rallying’s world championship 45 years ago

    It was January 1973. Sideburns were big, shirts were tight, cigarettes were sexy and motorsport was ballsier than a team-sports convention in a soft play area.

    Sure, the UK was still suffering from the extreme trauma of having Little Jimmy Osmond’s Long Haired Lover from Liverpool at number one for almost a month, but we had things to look forward to. David Bowie would release Life on Mars as a single, Jackie Stewart would win his third Formula 1 championship and rallying’s pinnacle series would become known as the WRC for the first time.

    The inaugural FIA World Rally Championship was the making of Alpine-Renault and its strikingly beautiful A110. Of the top 10 cars in the first WRC rally – set in Monte Carlo, naturally – six were Alpine-Renault A110s.

    The only other protagonists that punctuated Alpine’s domination over that year included the BMW 2002 Tii, Saab 96 V4 and Datsun 240Z, but there were only two other cars that could really worry the Alpine: the Fiat 124 Abarth Rallye and Ford Escort RS1600.

    *Day 1: Great Orme *

    It’s the Ford I’m dwelling on most as I stand looking down the snaking coastal wall of Marine Drive on the Great Orme peninsul which will host one stage of this year’s Rally GB.

    The DNA in the modern, road- going successors to those three 1973 WRC cars is easily traceable to that fabled era of motorsport, but none has undergone the dramatic morphosis that the Ford Focus, née Escort, has had. It sits here in limited Heritage Edition – huge, orange and brutalist next to the slimline silhouettes of the Alpine A110 and Abarth 124 GT.

    Put a 1973 Escort next to the 2018 Focus RS and Marvel Comics would be impressed at the transformation. It was, in fact, the Escort RS1600 that proved untouchable even to Alpine in the British WRC round in 1973. And having experienced the way today’s Focus RS Heritage Edition charges down Marine Drive as if the next corner has personally offended it, I’d put money on it being the fastest of our three rally-derived stooges today too – certainly over most real-world terrain – despite the Alpine’s identical 0-62mph time of 4.5sec.

    Although we’ve grouped our three modern rally-bred heroes together for their shared history, it’s their future that’s pertinent, and that of today’s WRC and – more specifically – the Wales Rally GB.

    There’s an increasing sense of showmanship to the WRC that suits our vehicular show-offs. For the first time in the rally’s history, it will run on closed public roads right into the centre of Llandudno, a cheerful, bunting and candyfloss kind of place that’ll form a uniquely British contrast to the fire and brimstone spectacle of a WRC car in proper use.

    The Focus RS feels like a fire and brimstone kind of car if you want it to, especially with the Mountune tweaks and Quaife limited-slip diff of the Heritage Edition. In fact, the Focus is the only car here that really does drive like a rally car as we know it, with its super-aggressive yet mobile four-wheel-drive handling.

    The Alpine feels much, much closer to its historic roots. Perhaps a few decades of dormancy will do that to a brand. I’d already done more than four hours and 250 miles of gritty-eyed dawn-watching in the Alpine, but notably  it had left me only wanting to spend even more time with it, and I couldn’t have hoped for a better place to do so The Great Orme peninsular is so stunning that it actually looks like a James Bond car chase backdrop, with its long-sighted, wall-lined road ribboning off into an ocean horizon.

    But for all the road’s magnificence, the Alpine humbles it. There’s an instantaneous lightness of touch here that I haven’t experienced in any modern car other than a Lotus. The A110 seems to levitate down the road with barely any conscious thought or effort, yet you feel totally keyed into it. Absorbed. As if you’ve plugged in a shared cerebral ECU.

    By contrast, the Abarth is quite old-school. Or perhaps straightforward is a more appropriate word, I ponder, as I chuck it through the downhill curves of Great Orme, back along the Brighton-esque seafront and past the roundabout where the WRC cars will no doubt be flaming and sideways.

    After all, the Alpine is mid-engined (unlike its rear-engined ancestor), with an all-aluminium construction, built in the most modern fashion, with the most modern materials in order to save every last ounce from its frame. The Focus, while about to be tucked into the history archives, has a fancy four-wheel-drive system and even fancier electronics that give it a chameleon-like ability to change its face for any occasion. It’s modern by any standard.

    The 124 GT, however, is a simple monocoque chassis, 168bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged engine up front, two seats set rearward, and a manual, fabric roof beneath the removable carbonfibre hard-top. That roof is what makes this a 124 GT rather than a Spider and is really the only very modern thing about it materially.

    Yet the simplicity is what makes the Abarth so appealing. Who the hell doesn’t want a small, zingy, affordable rear-wheel-drive convertible? I certainly do.

    There’s a real bullishness to the Abarth that’s as evident in the muddle of Llandudno’s busy roads as it was on Great Orme. It’s the devil on your shoulder, always urging you to blip the throttle and make more noise (not hard, given the rudely brilliant, standard Record Monza exhaust). There’s nothing of the Mazda MX-5’s gentle Sunday stroll sort of fun in the 124 GT, and everything of Abarth’s trademark flamboyant naughtiness.

    All of which makes you think that the Abarth would be perfect for our next stop-off: basically a horse-based Nascar circuit.

    *Tir Prince Raceway: *

    Tir Prince Raceway is the opening stage for the 11th round of the 2018 WRC – the Wales Rally GB. It’s an opportunity for rally fans to go and watch WRC cars and their star drivers doing big jumps and even bigger drifts, with fireworks and fairground rides thrown in. It’s Rally GB’s version of the Olympics opening ceremony, only with more bumper cars and fewer tedious national anthems.

    Even without all the fanfare of the rally, driving these cars on this loose-surfaced oval – usually reserved for the endearingly mad equine sport of harness racing – is about the most ludicrously entertaining evening ‘at work’ I’m ever likely to have.

    Somehow, the Alpine maintains its sense of other-worldly poise, feeling perfectly balanced even when traction is at a premium. You will feel how little this car weighs before you’ve left your driveway, frankly, and here again the shortage of massis evident in the graceful way it moves about and responds to your inputs in low-traction conditions. The steering is just right, the throttle response is precise, the dual-clutch automatic gearbox responds snappily... It just feels so right, the A110. Whether you’re in a Starbucks drive-thru or on a dust bowl, it is an absolute joy.

    By contrast, the Abarth’s power delivery is a bit spikier than the others and that makes it feel a touch snappy on this easy-drift surface in a way that it doesn’t on normal road surfaces. Meanwhile, the Focus is as burly and unflappable as ever. Stick it in Drift mode, throw it at the end of the bowl in second gear and keep the throttle pinned. It just muscles through, making you feel like an absolute hero despite the gorilla finesse involved.

    We leave the floodlights of Tir Prince dusty, abundantly happy and desperate for a curry.

     

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    Day 2: The B4501*

    Following the Focus RS down the B4501, the Alpine’s sloping nose underlining the Ford’s high-vis backside as we head down a road that joins the Brenig and Alwen stages of this year’s Rally GB, is not something I’m likely to forget.

    The Alpine feels faster than you might imagine, given its fairly modest power output of 249bhp. Perhaps it’s best to illustrate how quick it really is, on any sort of worthwhile road, by saying that it will keep upwith a properly driven Focus RS Mountune. As we all know, the Focus RS has the sort of giant-slaying performance that would make David and his sling look weedy, but the Alpine delivers such uncanny, textural feedback as I harry the Focus along that I have total confidence in using all of the performance from its ravenous 1.8-litre turbocharged four-pot.

    Meanwhile, the plucky Abarth also feels utterly at home razzing down Welsh B-roads with its comical yet addictive exhaust note thrapping off the moors. Although there are plenty of niggles – a footrest that’s too upright, a tiny cabin that will make anyone over 6ft feel origamied, questionable refinement even with the hard-top in place, and an even more questionable price – you just can’t help but love it. It might be the slowest and coarsest of our three cars – although arguably the Focus’s tightly sprung ride is just as wearisome as the Abarth’s relentless background drone – but its performance is absolutely perfect for a typical British B-road. Enough, but not too much. I defy you to not enjoy life while you’re driving it.

    *Slate mountain: *

    So to our finale. Another new fixture on the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, to give it its full sponsorship title. And what a fixture.

    There’s something achingly romantic and emotive about rallying that’s often missing in the celebrity focus of modern F1. Looking at the scenery and cars before us as I stand at the highest point of some 2000 acres of Welsh hillside, above a quarry and atop a mine, Slate Mountain makes it even more blindingly obvious than ever that the landscape is actually the heart of this sport.

    Before I get so misty-eyed as to lose focus altogether, the point here is that Slate Mountain is now a brand-new, two-mile WRC special stage.

    You can stand right on top of it and look down on tight hairpins and winding tracks that spear through a carpet of black slate scree.

    I’d love to say that I blitzed the stage, taking on the perilously steep turns, executed some dramatic Scandinavian flicks and did my Ari Vatanen Climb Dance (if you haven’t seen it, do so immediately) impression. Sadly, of course, these cars aren’t actually rally cars. They’re on road tyres, don’t have a huge amount of ground clearance and must go back to the manufacturers in one piece and without needing a respray. Reality bites.

    From just a moderate blat around this spectacularly fast and twisty course, on top of all our other time with them, it’s clear that rallying has bred three genuinely excellent, characterful and yet disparate cars.

    The Abarth 124 GT manages to be simple and aggressive yet oddly whimsical. It does, in fact, have a rally version in the FIA’s R-GT class, but driving it to all these spectacular places doesn’t bring to mind a rally car so much as the old British roadsters and coupés. The Lotus Elan, the MG B. That whole culture of lovable sports roadsters that you could relish life with. The Focus, meanwhile, still feels like a huge milestone in the performance hatchback landscape. Brutal yet playful, rampant yet usable. Sure, it departed entirely from the mechanical recipe of its Escort ancestor, but in doing so it’s channelling a 21st-century WRC car in a way that the other two simply aren’t. And the Alpine. Oh, the Alpine. Is it worth so much more than the others? Hell, yes. The Ford and the Abarth are exceptional but this journey in the Alpine, along motorway, coast, town, dust bowl, B-road epic and mountain rally stage, has only proven how bone-deep remarkable this car is.

    The fact that on the right road it drives like a stripped-out club racer is all the more remarkable given that it’s closer to a Porsche 718 Cayman in finish, refinement and usability. I would only change the tiny,shallow cupholder, and I’d drop the seat a fraction. That’s it.  

    Stupid cupholder or not, something about the A110 feels cosmically aligned. I can’t shake the feeling that a series of extremely unlikely events – the right people, the right ideas, the right engineering, the right money, the right market, the right brand – came together to create it. My fear is that the planets might not align again any time soon. Here’s hoping that I’m wrong, and here’s to rallying. To all the heroes – human, vehicular and geographic – that it has given us, and will continue to give us. Not least, the Alpine A110.

    *Meanwhile, back in 1973…*

    Alpine-Renault had already made a name for itself in the 1970 and 1971 International Championship for Manufacturers (the forerunner to the WRC) but it was the 1973 WRC where it really dominated, with Jean-Claude Andruet, Ove Andersson and Jean- Pierre Nicolas taking the podium places, all in A110s, at the opening round in Monte Carlo.

    The rally was structured so that the cars started in a variety of cities with the objective of reaching Monaco before proceeding to special stages set in the mountains of Monte Carlo and southern France. Only the Ford Escort of Hannu Mikkola, which posted fourth place, managed to split up what would otherwise have been a top five made up entirely of A110s. A Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye took seventh. We grouped these modern cars together because their ancestors took the podium places in the overall championship of the 1973 WRC – first, second and third for Alpine, Fiat and Ford respectively. Had we thrown in some of the other modern ancestors derived from cars that showed a good turn in the 1973 WRC, we could have been looking at a Porsche 911, a BMW M2, a Nissan 370Z – even a Toyota Auris, a Peugeot 508 and a DS 5. How about that for variety?

    *Read more*

    *New 2018 Ford Focus unveiled as brand's ‘most advanced’ model in Europe*

    *Alpine A110 review*

    *Abarth 124 Spider review* Reported by Autocar 7 hours ago.

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  • 10/05/18--19:14: Ship traffic, October 8
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT Kauai Seattle OAK Regatta Astoria, Ore. SFO Seroja Empat Long Beach OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT CAP Jackson Seattle OAK Colombo Express Qingdao, China OAK Dionysos Leader Port Unknown BNC Ever Libra Tokyo OAK MSC Julie Port Unknown OAK NYK Constellation Tokyo OAK Pegasus Highway Chiba, Japan BNC Regatta Catalina Island SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 5 hours ago.

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    The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. Globally, transitioning to a circular economy – where materials are reused, re-manufactured or recycled-could significantly reduce carbon emissions and deliver over US$1 trillion in material cost savings by 2025. The benefits for Asia and the Pacific would be huge. But to make this happen, the region needs to reconcile its need for economic growth with its ambition for sustainable business.

    Today, the way we consume is wasteful. We extract resources, use them to produce goods and services, often wastefully, and then sell them and discard them. However, resources can only stretch so far. By 2050, the global population will reach 10 billion. In the next decade, 2.5 billion new middle-class consumers will enter the fray. If we are to meet their demands and protect the planet, we must disconnect prosperity and well-being from inefficient resource use and extraction. And create a circular economy, making the shift to extending product lifetimes, reusing and recycling in order to turn waste into wealth.

    These imperatives underpin the 5th Green Industry Conference held in Bangkok this week, hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Royal Thai government. High-level policymakers, captains of industry and scientists gathered to discuss solutions on how to engineer waste and pollution out of our economy, keep products and materials in use for longer and regenerate the natural system in which we live.

    The goal is to embed sustainability into industries which we depend on for our jobs, prosperity and well-being. Action in Asia and the Pacific could make a major difference. Sixty percent of the world’s fastmoving consumer goods are manufactured in the region. Five Asia-Pacific countries account for over half of the plastic in the world’s oceans. The region’s material footprint per unit of Gross Domestic Product is twice the world average and the amount of solid waste generated by Asian cities is expected to double by 2025.

    If companies could build circular supply chains to reduce material use and increase the rate of reuse, repair, remanufacture and recycling – powered by renewable energy – the value of materials could be maximized. This would cushion businesses, manufacturing industries in particular, from the volatility of commodity prices by decoupling production from finite supplies of primary resources. This is increasingly important as many elements vital for industrial production could become scarce in the coming decades.

    With these goals in mind, the United Nations is working with governments and businesses to support innovation and upgrade production technologies to use less materials, energy and water. UNIDO is engaged across industrial sectors, from food production to textiles, from automotive to construction. Over the past twenty-five years, its network of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centres has helped thousands of businesses to “green” their processes and their products. The Global Cleantech initiative has supported entrepreneurs to produce greener building materials. Industrial renewable energy use is being accelerated by the Global Network of Sustainable Energy Centres. New business models such as chemical leasing help reduce chemical emissions. And the creation of eco-industrial parks has contributed to the sustainable development of our towns and cities.

    In Asia and the Pacific, the UN is intensifying its efforts to reducing and banning single use plastics. The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy is implementing programmes to reduce plastics consumption, marine litter and electronics waste, and encourage sustainable procurement practices. UNESCAP is identifying opportunities in Asian cities to return plastic resources into the production cycle by linking waste pickers in the informal economy with local authorities to recover plastic waste and reduce pollution.

    The 5th Green Industry Conference is an opportunity to give scale to these efforts. The gap between our ambition for sustainability and many business practices is significant. So it’s essential for best practice to be shared, common approaches coordinated, and success stories replicated. We need to learn from each other’s businesses to innovate, sharpen our rules and increase consumer awareness. Let’s step up our efforts to build a circular economy in Asia and the Pacific.

    **Mr. LI Yong* is Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). *Mr. Hongjoo Hahm* is Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Reported by Eurasia Review 1 hour ago.

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    An Illinois serial killer, who is a former Marine, has been sentenced to death Friday for murdering five women more than 20 years ago in Southern California.  Reported by FOXNews.com 23 hours ago.

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    [Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Ministry of Environment has described as alarming the rate by which a new algae is spreading and threatening the island nation's marine life, an issue the tourism industry is keeping a worried and wary eye on. Reported by allAfrica.com 20 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Oct. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, leader in explosion proof lighting and equipment, has released a new explosion proof enclosure designed to safely house fire alarm strobe lights in hazardous locations. This enclosure has a bold red finish and adjustable trunnion mount for ideal strobe visibility.The EPL-AEY-6.7ID-RED-MOD1 is an explosion proof fire alarm enclosure most compatible with Gentex Commander4 series of fire alarms. This enclosure has a red finish to help indicate its purpose. An adjustable trunnion bracket allows users to mount the enclosure and re-position it to make the enclosed strobe light easy to see.

    This enclosure is constructed of copper-free aluminum and the protective lens of tempered soda lime glass. It is IP66 waterproof and resistant to the corrosive effects of dust, dirt, humidity and weather. With this housing, the enclosed fire alarms can operate safely in hazardous locations with temperatures ranging between -22°F and 140°F, as well as 0% to 95% non-condensing, humid environments. This enclosure is rated for use in Class I Divisions 1 & 2 Groups B, C, & D, Class II Divisions 1 & 2 Groups E, F, & G and Class III hazardous locations.

    “This enclosure makes it possible to safely operate fire alarms in explosive environments, which is very important to worker safety,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “Also, the adjustable bracket gives operators the flexibility to position the enclosure to ensure the alarm’s strobe can be effectively seen.”

    *About Larson Electronics LLC:* Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:*
    Rob Bresnahan, *President and CEO
    *Toll-free: 1-800-369-6671
    Phone: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8392bf8b-ef54-4d3a-bc21-e9f9c15ffdb7 Reported by GlobeNewswire 17 hours ago.

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    PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened the guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) today with approximately 900 guests in attendance. The ship is the 71^st in the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class of destroyers and the 33^rd built by Ingalls.Alfred Gray, a retired general and former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, was the keynote speaker. “We’re here to honor a great American, a great ship and a great shipyard as well,” Gray said. “Frank is the person who really gave all of the people that you’ve met here today their inspiration to go forward, to be tough about everything, to be disciplined and to never forget that above all, you’re a Marine warrior. It is that kind of spirit and that kind of belief that we honor today by naming this great ship Frank E. Petersen Jr.”

    A photo accompanying this release is available at: https://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=5bb8fbc32cfac245196f55df.

    DDG 121 honors Frank Emmanuel Petersen Jr., who was the Marine Corps’ first African-American aviator and the service’s first African-American general. After entering the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1950, Petersen would go on to fly more than 350 combat missions throughout the Korean and Vietnam wars.

    “We are here to christen this ship to the life and service of a true pioneer in the Navy and Marine Corps, Frank Petersen,” said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. “The USS Petersen is now a reality, and it is a ship that will be in service to our nation for decades to come. DDGs play a vital role, not only in the Navy and defense of the United States, but for our allies around the world. To the shipbuilders, we really appreciate your efforts, skill, professionalism and hard work in building this ship. Thank you so much for that.”

    DDG 121 is co-sponsored by Alicia Petersen, widow of the ship’s namesake, and D’Arcy Neller, wife of Gen. Neller. Together, Petersen and Neller officially christened the ship by successfully breaking two bottles of sparkling wine across its bow. Petersen spoke on behalf of both sponsors at today’s ceremony.

    “Our family has been in Pascagoula for about two days now, and the love and friendship that we have felt from everyone has been so contagious,” Petersen said. “We believe that you are our family now and feel so happy that Frank’s ship is here in your home being built under the wonderful leadership of Ingalls. Ingalls not only does great work, but they take great pride in its ownership.”

    Over the course of 30 years, Ingalls has built and delivered 30 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The shipyard currently has five DDGs under construction, including Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the first Flight III ship, which started fabrication in May. Ingalls was recently awarded a $5.1 billion multi-year procurement contract to build six more destroyers.

    “All Ingalls ships are built for men and women like General Petersen with one goal in mind: to protect the brave Americans who defend our freedom, and Frank E. Petersen Jr., the ship, will be no exception,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Today, alongside our Navy partners, the leadership of the great State of Mississippi, of Jackson County and of the City of Pascagoula, we are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in modernizing our facilities. Combine that with a hot production line and our talented and experienced shipbuilders, and we are uniquely positioned to provide our country with the highest quality, most capable destroyers in the world. Simply stated, Ingalls builds the finest warships the world has ever known—right here in Pascagoula, Mississippi.”

    Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are capable, multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States’ military strategy. The guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:· HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
    · HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
    · HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

    Contact:

    Bill Glenn
    william.glenn@hii-co.com
    228-935-1323 Reported by GlobeNewswire 13 hours ago.

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