View post tag: americas View post tag: deal View post tag: wins View post tag: General Dynamics Authorities June 16, 2014 General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded $11,7 mln for cost-plus-award-fee modification 0001 to the previously awarded order to provide engineering and management efforts in support of the post-shakedown availability (PSA) for USS Coronado (LCS 4). View post tag: USS Coronado This order is for planning for LCS 4’s PSA. Bath Iron Works will provide labor and material support services for the vessel.Efforts will include program management, production supervision, temporary protection services and transportation services necessary to complete the PSA.Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2014.Fiscal 2014 ship conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $5 mln will be obligated at time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Bath, Maine, is the contracting activity.[mappress]Press Release, June 16, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval General Dynamics Wins USS Coronado Deal Back to overview,Home naval-today General Dynamics Wins USS Coronado Deal View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Navy
In recent years, Hitchen oversaw a major overhaul of RPMI’s investment structure, establishing an in-house investment team as part of an “investment transformation programme” (ITP). The scheme has also undergone a forensic review of investment costs, resulting in significant savings.Hitchen said: “ITP was a fantastically worthwhile and inspiring programme, which was necessary for us to meet our mission of paying members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably in a low-return world. It has been an honour to serve the needs of one-third of a million railway workers and their employers.”Earlier this year Julian Cripps was appointed director of investment business at RPMI Railpen as part of the succession plan. The group’s three investment directors – Ciarán Barr, Paul Bishop, and Richard Williams – now report to Cripps, rather than Hitchen.Hitchen is an influential figure in the UK pensions sector. He chaired the National Association of Pension Funds, now the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, from 2007 to 2009, as part of a decade-long tenure with the trade body.During that time he helped establish the Pensions Quality Mark, a kitemark standard for UK defined contribution (DC) funds.In addition, Hitchen was a trustee of NEST, the government’s defined contribution master trust, from 2010 to 2015, and chaired its investment committee for three years.John Chilman, chair of the Railways Pension Trustee Company, said: “I and my fellow Trustee Directors would like to thank Chris for the exceptional service he has given to the railways pension schemes over some nineteen years.“We respect his desire for a fresh challenge and will be announcing our plans for the future leadership of the organisation shortly.” Chris Hitchen is to step down from his role as CEO of RPMI Railpen “within the next year”, the UK pension fund has announced.Hitchen has led the industry-wide scheme for UK railway companies for 13 years, having first joined the group nearly 20 years ago.“I have for some time been working with senior stakeholders on a succession plan for RPMI, and now is the right time to put it into effect,” Hitchen said. “I am confident that I am leaving the organisation, and members’ pensions, in very safe hands.”He joined the now-£25bn (€28.7bn) scheme in 1998 as an investment director. He became CEO in 2004.
Press Association “I think you must have been either ‘head in the clouds’ or away on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don’t know the answer to that question your question is absolutely unbelievable, the fact you do not understand where I am coming from. “If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.” Pearson apologised at his team’s pre-match press conference on Thursday – although shortly after he got into another verbal joust with a different journalist. Former Sunderland boss Reid told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I know Nigel as well as anybody – he’s such an amiable character and a good chap. Whether it’s pressure I don’t know – but he certainly didn’t come across great. “I’ve given it to plenty of reporters face to face and they’ve given me it back – and I think that’s healthy. “But I like to do it personally. When it’s personal, face to face, you get your point across much better.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has defended Pearson , who earlier in the season used expletives in a disagreement with a fan, put his hands around the throat of Everton midfielder James McArthur and ended another spat with a journalist with a series of unpleasantries. But Allardyce, speaking at his press conference ahead of West Ham’s game against Burnley on Saturday, leapt to the defence of his fellow manager and hit out at the furore created around this latest incident. He said: “When you are down there dealing with the pressures that come upon in terms of staying in the Premier League, I think it is a huge pressure for everybody to continue to work under that situation and come through it. “What surprises me is this condescending attitude about what should happen to Nigel that I have been hearing about this morning. People have been talking about bullying and stuff like that – what a load of rubbish. It’s an outburst. Simple as that, plain and simple. “But I listen to the world of the media and sometimes it really does baffle me what they come out with in terms of what he should or shouldn’t be doing.” QPR manager Chris Ramsey, whose side are also involved in the relegation battle, cited the pressure on managers scrapping at the foot of the division as the main catalyst for such issues. “Any manager would feel the pressure,” he said. “Most of the pressure isn’t about yourself, you want to do well for the fans and the owners and everyone who has put their effort and time into the club. “That’s where you feel the pressure from. It’s how you can keep everyone that surrounds the club in work, that’s how I see the pressure.” Newcastle head coach John Carver, who was at Wednesday night’s game and who takes his team to Leicester on Saturday, also had a great deal of sympathy for Pearson. When asked whether he understood the rant, Carver said: “Absolutely. He’s exactly the same as me. He wears his heart on his sleeve and I can understand he loses his temper with a journalist because it is sometimes frustrating. “They (Leicester) did extremely well against a top side and it’s a bit unfair, the criticism he got last night. He doesn’t deserve that. He’s done an excellent job. “Four games ago they weren’t in with a chance of staying up, and he’s deserves a lot of credit because they were dead and buried. He’s turned that around.” Pearson was branded a bully for a bizarre press conference in which he labelled a journalist “an ostrich”, following the Foxes’ 3-1 defeat to champions-elect Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night. Asked to elaborate on claims his players were receiving constant criticism this season, Pearson replied: “Have you been on holiday for six months? Have you been away for six months? Former Premier League boss Peter Reid has questioned Leicester boss Nigel Pearson for his decision to apologise to a journalist in public.
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