Maryland Tech & Science
Farm Credit Announces Kurt Fuchs as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
20 03 2018
“Kurt has been an integral part of not only our association, but the Farm Credit System, for five years,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit.
WESTMINSTER, Md. March 20, 2018
MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the promotion of Kurt Fuchs to Senior Vice President, Government Affairs. Fuchs is based out of the association’s Denton, Maryland office.
“Kurt has been an integral part of not only our association, but the Farm Credit System, for five years,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “His work with legislators at the local, state, and federal levels is of the highest importance as we continue to live out our mission and help farmers and rural community members across our nation. We’re thrilled to have him join our senior management team, and provide additional leadership for our association.”
Fuchs joined MidAtlantic Farm Credit in 2012 as the association’s government affairs officer. In his role, Fuchs works closely...
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Announces Project Awards
19 03 2018
HOUSTON, March 19, 2018 -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GIFI), announced today that, through its subsidiary Gulf Island Shipyards, L.L.C., it has signed a contract for the construction and delivery of one (1) Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) Vessel with the U.S. Navy with an option for seven (7) additional vessels. Revenue backlog and man-hours estimates associated with this project will be included in the Company’s financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2018.In addition to this award, Gulf Island, L.L.C., our fabrication subsidiary, has signed a contract with U.S. Wind, Inc. for one (1) MET tower and platform for its offshore wind project located off the U.S. coast of Maryland. “We are extremely excited to have these awards with the U.S. Navy along with U.S. Wind and look forward to working with them to successfully deliver these projects. These projects support our efforts to diversify our company within our reporting segments as we continue...
NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Finding Our Origins with the Hubble and Webb Telescopes' at Library of Congress Lecture
19 03 2018
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 -- The public is invited to a free talk called "Finding Our Origins with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes," with Dr. Jonathan Gardner in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.Gardner is the first speaker in the 2018 NASA Goddard Lectures Series at the Library of Congress. Gardner is deputy senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He will discuss some of the most important astronomical discoveries of the last 20 years, the Hubble Telescope's greatest accomplishments, and the promise of its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope.Gardner has worked on the Webb telescope project since the late 1990s. Gardner was an undergraduate student intern at NASA working on a camera for the Spitzer telescope, and after graduate school in Hawaii and a fellowship in England,...
Lockheed Martin's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Marks Sixth Successful Flight Mission
19 03 2018
ORLANDO, Fla., March 19, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully tested a production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber.
During the test, a B-1B from the 337th Test Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, launched a LRASM over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, Calif., successfully impacting the maritime target and meeting test objectives.
Lockheed Martin successfully tested a production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber. LRASM is a precision-guided, anti-ship standoff missile based on the successful Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range.
"LRASM has now proven itself in six consecutive flight missions," said David Helsel, LRASM program director at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "The reliability and outstanding capability of LRASM will provide an unmatched weapon to our warfighters in their quest for sea control in contested environments."
TripleCare Launches Telemedicine Services at Asbury Communities
19 03 2018
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based healthcare services to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), announced today the Company recently introduced it services to Asbury Communities. Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit organization that manages eight communities in four states and offers a range of life-enhancing services for seniors, is ranked the nation's 15th-largest not-for-profit system serving older adults.
Recently, TripleCare launched its telemedicine services at Wilson Health Care Center, which serves nearly 300 skilled nursing residents on the campus of Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community in Gaithersburg, Md.
TripleCare’s telemedicine–based approach brings physician coverage directly to older adults during times when community physicians are not on site, such as overnight, during the weekends and on holidays. This is when many hospital transfers from SNFs occur. Incorporating advanced technology with...
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advocate Suzanne Ludlum Provides Inspiring Message of Hope and Healing
19 03 2018
Suzanne Ludlum - Author & Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Advocate
“Suzanne offers us ways we can discover and nourish resources within ourselves that enable us to feel in control, even when life is out of control,” said Richard Miller, PhD, founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute and author of The iRest Program for Healing PTSD.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. March 19, 2018
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, author Suzanne Ludlum has a message to send: Hope. Ludlum's recently released book, An Imperfect Pilgrim – Trauma and Healing on This Side of the Rainbow, is a compelling memoir which chronicles her harrowing experiences with trauma and severe depression to navigating her struggles and finding a pathway to healing and overcoming her demons.
Ludlum allows readers into the most intimate and tragic moments of her life while she finds hope in the pathways that were the key to...
Kansai University Research: Innovative ‘Electronic-Textiles’ Show Promise For Integration With Traditional Japanese Kimono And Other Fashion Clothing
19 03 2018
Taking a selfie with ‘e-textiles’: Traditional Japanese Kimono.
(PRWEB UK) 19 March 2018
Kansai University research: Innovative ‘electronic-textiles’: Wearable polymer piezoelectric sensors show promise for integration with traditional Japanese Kimono and other fashion clothing.
Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed innovative wearable piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensors. This technology can be used as wearable sensors in the fields of fashion, sports apparel, interior design, and healthcare, areas for which conventional wearable sensing devices cannot be used.
Touch panel displays are ubiquitous. It is difficult to imagine using smartphones, personal computers, digital watches, and other modern electronic devices without this form of human-device interface. However, despite the proliferation of touch panel devices there is increasing research on the next generation of ‘man-machine’ devices, which could be worn...
Beeper Communications and Kopis Mobile Form Technology Partnership to Improve Safety and Awareness for First Responders
16 03 2018
Press Release - updated: Mar 16, 2018 16:54 EDT
JACKSON, Miss., March 16, 2018 - The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA,) which is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency, and Governor Phil Bryant, this week hosted the 2018 Homeland Defense and Security Summit with a goal of fostering cross-border and bilateral cooperation between the United States and Israeli companies, and the sharing of advanced technology platforms. As a result of the Summit, Kopis Mobile, a Flowood, Mississippi company, and Beeper Communications Israel have formed a technology partnership to advance and improve safety and awareness for first responders and military personnel. This new partnership exemplifies the goal of the Summit and will result in an immediate economic impact for Israel and the State of Mississippi.
For law enforcement officials and first responder leadership, understanding a rapidly-evolving situation is critical for a timely and effective response. Live...
New Report Calls For Better Communication And Education On Medicare Advantage For Seniors
16 03 2018
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 -- Today, Better Medicare Alliance (BMA), the leading advocacy coalition for Medicare Advantage, released a report entitled: Improving Consumer Understanding of Medicare Advantage.
The report is a result of a convening meeting held in December 2017 that brought together about 50 thought leaders ----including beneficiary advocates, health communication experts, researchers, health plans, practitioners, community partners, and policymakers ----to discuss and develop recommendations for improving consumers' understanding of Medicare coverage options, specifically, Medicare Advantage, the public-private managed care option under Medicare.
The report summarizes presentations from Dr. Jack Hoadley of Georgetown University, Dr. Virginia Brown of the University of Maryland, Dr. Bruce Landon of Harvard University, Joel White of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage and Howard Bedlin of the National Council on Aging on specific challenges and...
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