DCNS gets through-life support contract for French boomers

first_img DCNS gets through-life support contract for French ballistic submarines View post tag: Triomphant class Back to overview,Home naval-today DCNS gets through-life support contract for French ballistic submarines View post tag: French Navy Share this article View post tag: SSBNcenter_img Authorities View post tag: DCNS November 24, 2016 The French Navy has awarded DCNS a through-life support contract for the four Triomphant-class ballistic nuclear submarines based in Brest.This new contract is awarded for a total duration of almost nine years. It represents a direct follow-on to the previous SSBN routine maintenance contracts.According to the French defense contractor DCNS, this contract, which entered into force on November 16, covers over fifty technical shutdowns until 2025 on Le Triomphant-class, type M51 SSBNs. Each will last a few weeks between two patrol missions.In total, some five hundred DCNS employees, are involved in the routine maintenance of the four SSBNs, Le Triomphant, Le Téméraire, Le Vigilant and Le Terrible.DCNS also said it would locally subcontract part of the work related in particular to handling, painting and similar, noting it would rely on the main system suppliers for certain specific installations.Since 2010, DCNS Group has also been working on enabling the submarines to carry the new M51 (IA M51) strategic missile developed under the project management of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement).last_img read more

Conor McGregor: Ex-UFC champion announces retirement

first_imgIreland’s former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor says he has “retired from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art'”.The 30-year-old announced his decision on social media on Tuesday.”I wish all my old colleagues well going forward,” he added.McGregor’s last fight ended in defeat, when he was beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 – the Russian winning the lightweight contest by a fourth-round submission.It was his first fight in the octagon in two years and the defeat was marred by a post-fight brawl which led to both fighters being fined and suspended.Since making his mixed martial arts debut in 2007, former trainee plumber McGregor established himself as one of the sport’s leading fighters. How McGregor transcended UFCMcGregor won the interim featherweight title with a knockout of Jose Aldo inside 13 seconds. While a loss on his welterweight debut to Nate Diaz ended a 15-fight winning streak, the Irishman won the rematch five months later.A victory over Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship saw McGregor become the sport’s first dual-weight champion.And at the peak of his powers he transcended the sport, going on to face five-weight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in ‘The Money Fight’.That lucrative affair earned McGregor an estimated $30m (£23m), and attracted more than a million pay per view buyers in the UK and four million in the United States, with the American winning in the 10th round by technical knockout.However, McGregor’s time in mixed martial arts has also been marred by controversy. In 2018, he was ordered to have anger management training and perform five days of community service by a court in return for criminal charges being dropped after he had attacked a bus containing rival UFC fighters.Video footage appeared to show McGregor throwing a railing at a bus carrying Khabib and a number of other UFC fighters.Earlier this month McGregor was arrested in Miami for allegedly smashing a fan’s phone as they tried to take pictures of him.McGregor, who finishes with a record of 21 wins and four defeats, said: “I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”Has he really retired?This is not the first time that McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport. In April 2016, McGregor tweeted: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese,” and was then not included on the UFC 200 card.But he quickly issued a retraction outlining that he had instead fallen out with the sport’s bosses over promotional work.In September 2018, McGregor launched an Irish whiskey brand.Following McGregor’s announcement, UFC President Dana White said: “He has the money to retire. It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too.”He’s retiring from fighting, not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.” “He has been so fun to watch. He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him and look forward to seeing him be as successful outside the octagon as he was in it.”However, McGregor’s latest statement arrives after an interview aired on an American television show, in which he claimed he was in negotiations with the UFC about a return to fighting in July.On The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon he said rematches against Diaz and Aldo would appeal to him and he has also said he would send Mayweather’s “head into the bleachers,” if the pair were to meet again.”I’ll be here ready for him. I’ll be here ready and confident,” he said.”Next camp and I do believe it should happen, I mean, why not? Why not? If I have sparring partners in my camp that march forward, trust me when I tell you, I’ll send his head into the bleachers.” AnalysisNick Peet, MMA writer and broadcaster speaking to BBC Radio 5 LiveConor has retired before and it lasted 48 hours and we’ve seen it in the fight game many times before.It is generally a power play to come out and say that you are going to retire to make promoters and everybody in the infrastructure of the sport panic and come back to you with an extra zero to the next cheque.But the world of UFC has drastically changed. For the last 25 years it has been based around pay-per-view deals. So 10 times a year they did big pay-per-view events and for those events they needed superstars and champions. So Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar would fight twice a year and those events would generate the most income.However, that all changed in 2019 with UFC’s deal with ESPN+. You no longer have to pay $100 (£76) for a couple of events twice a year when McGregor fights. Instead you pay around $9 (£7) a month for your subscription. So this may be Dana White coming out and saying we no longer need our biggest stars to fight twice a year. McGregor will need the biggest pay cheque in UFC history to come back and the numbers might not work for UFC anymore.McGregor has more money than sense. He dreamt of becoming a millionaire and a UFC champion but did he ever dream of transcending the sport and becoming a global icon? Did he ever dream of generating so much from one fight? He may be better selling whiskey. It is difficult to stay hungry when you are waking up on silk sheets.last_img read more

Mirza Hasanović to Sign the Contract with Olimpic

first_imgThe team of the premier league club “Olimpic” from Sarajevo should soon bring the 24 years old mid-fielder Mirza Hasanović to the team.Hasanović comes to Olimpic from Roumania where he played for the teams of Turnu Severin and Dinamo Buchurest.Before leaving to Roumania, this young mid-fielder played for the Sloboda team from Tuzla where he played 12 matches and scored two goals.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img

Grassley sworn in as U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore

first_imgWASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is now third in the line to the presidency. Vice President Mike Pence swore Grassley in as Senate President Pro Tempore Thursday.Since 1890, the president pro tempore of the senate has traditionally been the senator with the longest continuous tenure from the party that’s in the majority. And Grassley has been in the U.S. Senate longer than any other Republican currently serving.“I look forward to serving Iowa and the nation as president pro tempore during the 116th congress,” Grassley said in a video statement.The president pro tempore is to preside over the U.S. Senate when the vice president is absent. Vice President Pence and his predecessors have also been the presiding officers in the U.S. Senate and given authority to cast tie-breaking votes.For the past 60 years, the president pro tempore of the senate has been third in line to the president, behind the vice president and the speaker of the U.S. House.last_img read more

Gas prices for Fort St. John down, but still higher than nearby communities

first_imgAs for the countries major metropolitan areas, Vancouver was the one to avoid, with an average price of 126 per litre, 12 cents more than the next highest average in Victoria, and 43 cents higher than the lowest average in Edmonton. It was arguably better described as a slow trickle than a drop, but as we finished the month yesterday, the common posted gasoline price in Fort St. John was still moving in the right direction for motorists.It was a 116.9 cents a litre, down 11 cents in less than two months, but still 3 cents higher than the common price in Dawson Creek, and 5 cents above that city’s low end price.The real bargains however, were to be found after you crossed border into Alberta, with the Fas Gas at Demmitt down to 96.9 cents a litre, and the Husky at Hythe at 95.8.- Advertisement -If you kept going east you found the low end Costco Price in Grande Prairie was all the way down to 81.9, and by the time you got Edmonton, 77.4 was, the most common price, according to the Gas Buddy monitor.It also had the Alberta average down to 88.4, and senior analyst Dan McTeague talked to us about the variations in price and the reduction pace.The same Gas Buddy website monitor yesterday afternoon showed BC still had the highest provincial average at a 114.8 cents a litre — 26 less than the Alberta and Manitoba averages — which were the lowest in the country.Advertisementlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgHealth lecture on “Colo-rectal Cancer and the Importance of Screening,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. “Zorro” discussion group will meet, 2:30 p.m. in the Library Public Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3362. Relay for Life team captain meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Adult Health Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Call Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081. Beverly Hillbillies Bible study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Open auditions for “Meshuggah-Nuns!” 7-9 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2700. Evening of Remembrance, 7:15-8:30 in the Youth Grove at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 255-4956. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY “Zorro” discussion, noon in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-2489. SCV Macintosh Users Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsNonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109. WEDNESDAY last_img read more