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BAE awarded $68.9M for work on three U.S. Navy vessels

BAE awarded $68.9M for work on three U.S. Navy vessels

Business
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- BAE Systems has been awarded contracts for maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, the amphibious assault ship USS America and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.The three contracts, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense and BAE Systems, are valued at a combined $ 68.9 million.The contract for the USS Port Royal comes under the terms of an undefinitized contract that is a modification to a previously awarded one. Due to contract options for the USS America and USS Cape St. George, the total cumulative value of the three contracts could surge to a combined $ 76.3 million."These contracts are important to expanding the service lives and capability of these Navy ships," David Thomas, vice president...
Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Science
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows what the mass of three million billion suns looks like. The image, shared Tuesday by NASA, features ACT-CLJ0102-4915, a massive cluster known as El Gordo -- Spanish for "The Fat One."El Gordo is the biggest, brightest and hottest galaxy cluster found in the distant universe. It's located 7 billion light-years from Earth.As revealed by a trio of telescopes in 2012, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, El Gordo is actually the product of two galaxy clusters, which are in the millions-of-years-long process of colliding.The formation and evolution of galaxy clusters is thought be heavily influenced by dark matter. The study of galaxy clusters can help astrophysicists better understand dark matter and dark energy."...
Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

Entertainment
Cast your mind forward a few weeks to the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at around 8pm (PST), Sunday 4 March. Somebody, probably dressed in black with very good teeth, will be opening a golden envelope while simultaneously saying these words: "The Oscar for best actress in a leading role goes to…" He or she will then pause for dramatic effect, pull out the card and say…"Frances McDormand! - for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."This will happen. Her only serious competition comes from Sally Hawkins as the amphibian-loving janitor in Guillermo del Torro's fabulous film The Shape of Water, but McDormand edges it for giving life to the remarkable Mildred Hayes; a kick-ass, boiler-suited, bandana-wearing working class woman with a broken heart and a raging soul. Mildred is an u
New York Giants reportedly trim coaching search to three candidates

New York Giants reportedly trim coaching search to three candidates

Sports
The New York Giants narrowed their coaching search to Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia and Pat Shurmur, according to a report by the New York Post on Thursday. According to the newspaper, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks did get past the first round of interviews. The report also said former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Steve Spagnuolo, who finished the season as the team's interim coach are not being considered for the position. All three remaining candidates are currently preparing for playoff games and are linked to other openings. Shurmur, who is the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, is considered a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals opening. McDaniels, who is the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, also may be a candid...
Swansea sack Clement after just three wins in 18 games

Swansea sack Clement after just three wins in 18 games

Sports
Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement with the club bottom of the Premier League, having won just three league games this season.Clement, 45, took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish.Chairman Huw Jenkins said that changing the manager halfway through a season "was the last thing we wanted to do".He said: "We felt we couldn't leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift."Swansea announced that assistant managers Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi have also left the club.The Welsh club says it will give a further update on replacement coaching staff "within the next 24 hours".Before joining Swansea, Clement had worked as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant manager at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Real M...