The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies. It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, or the transportation industry.Midshipmen are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship. Wikipedia.
Zhao S.,City College of New York |
Zhao S.,New York University |
Zhang P.,City College of New York |
Zhang P.,New York University |
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Chemosphere | Year: 2010
Estrogens (estrone, 17α-estradiol, 17β-estradiol, and estriol) in three headwater streams within a concentrated animal feed operation (CAFO) site were monitored on a monthly base for a year (November 2006-October 2007). This CAFO is certified as organic (no growth promoters are administrated) and uses many Whole Farm Planning practices (e.g., 12-month-capacity waste storage lagoons). In general, estrogen concentrations in the streams are low (<1 ng L-1), and appeared to increase in spring, likely due to the mobilization of estrogens from soils upon snow melting/precipitation. Estrogens were detected in the streams during dry periods, indicating the contribution of estrogens from groundwater. The low concentrations of estrogens in stream water were probably the result of the long residence time (∼8 months) of the manure in the lagoons where most of the estrogens were degraded during storage. An analysis of liquid manure at the beginning of manure application season (after ∼8 months storage) showed that over 99.8% of the estrogens potentially excreted by the cows were degraded. Moreover, about 90% of the estrogens in the liquid manure were associated with particulates larger than 0.7 μm. Batch experiments with spiked deuterium-labeled 17β-estradiol-16,16,17-d3 (d3-E2β) in the liquid manure demonstrated sorption of d3-E2β onto particulates in the liquid manure, and rapid degradation of d3-E2β in the aqueous phase and on particulates of the liquid manure under aerobic conditions. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
News Article | February 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim White as Senior Vice President. White has over 34 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, White comes from Willis Towers Watson where he was responsible for the development of their marine insurance business in a range of industries, including automobile manufacturing and distribution, global retailers, mining, technology, transportation and logistics. Based in San Francisco, CA, White will work with JLT’s global Cargo team with a focus on expanding cargo and stock throughput for the U.S business, including product design, market placement and servicing large complex risks. “We are happy that Jim has joined our team in San Francisco,” said Mike Rice, CEO at JLT Specialty USA. “Jim’s experience and in-depth knowledge of cargo brokerage will be very beneficial not only for our team, but also for our clients.” “We are pleased to announce Jim’s appointment and delighted to welcome him to the JLT Cargo team as we are committed to providing our clients with specialized expertise,” added Gordon Longley, CEO of JLT Specialty Limited, Cargo & US Property. White holds a B.S. in Nautical Science from United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University. JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, firstname.lastname@example.org. About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L) Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup. About JLT Specialty USA JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.
Tuttle J.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry, Papers | Year: 2011
The paper describe the process used by the Department of Marine Engineering to assess changes to program content and sequence at the United States Merchant Marine Academy to meet both professional and technical accreditation requirements that resulted in recommendations to place more emphasis on fundamentals than the current curriculum and change to course sequencing and sea year scheduling to better prepare midshipmen for the industry after graduation. © 2011: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Shaalan H.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012 | Year: 2012
Uncertainty is a major issue facing electric utilities in planning and decision making. Modeling uncertainty can be based on the approach called "Unknown but Bounded" in which upper and lower limits on the uncertainties are assumed without probability distributions. Interval mathematics provides a tool for the practical implementation and extension of the unknown but bounded concept. The calculation of transmission line sag and inductance are used as examples to illustrate the use of interval mathematics. The purpose of sag calculations is to determine the change in cable length, given a fixed span and an interval of cable sag values, for numerous variations in temperature. The resulting change in cable length will therefore be an interval corresponding to the interval of cable sag values. Inductance values are also calculated using the traditional single point numbers as well as interval numbers. The values from these two methods are compared to prove the validity of interval analysis. © 2012 IEEE.
Caliendo W.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
Marine Technology | Year: 2015
The United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Master of Science in Marine Engineering (MMaeR) program is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015. MMaeR was conceived, developed, and implemented by Professor Jose Femenia, who was at that time, department head of the USMMA. The first entering class was limited to alumni of USMMA and the six state maritime academies, to help provide for a focused program. In 2008, admission was opened to applicants not processing an undergraduate background in marine engineering. MMaeR is a 36-credit, 12-course program offered through a blending of online synchronous and asynchronous sessions to deliver the course content. Courses are offered year-round using traditional semester timeline. Six of the seven core classes address the principle topics of particular interest to marine engineers. The program's online delivery enables students to continue their professional careers while pursuing higher education.
Perez-Gruszkiewicz S.E.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering | Year: 2012
Results are presented from experiments and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations involving the streamlining of suspended underwater pipelines or structures subject to impacts from sediment/water mixtures. The experiments showed that a considerable reduction in force may be achieved by streamlining, and this reduction in force is most significant at lower Reynolds numbers. Several shapes were tested: round, airfoil, and wedge. Of these, the wedge exhibited the lowest drag coefficient-about one-fifth of the cylindrical pipe at low values of the Reynolds number, and about half at higher Reynolds numbers. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Guan C.,United States Merchant Marine Academy |
Yahalom S.,New York University
Transportation Research Record | Year: 2011
Driven by globalization and the Chinese export-oriented economy, ports in China have experienced exponential growth in the past decade. The Chinese port industry has gone through several stages of reform, from a central-control system with inadequate investment and poor efficiency to a large-scale and highly competitive system with various types of public-private partnerships. Today, the Chinese port industry is characterized by rapid growth, large-scale foreign investment, and liberalization of port policy. Of the top 10 container ports in the world, six are in China. This accomplishment is largely because of port reforms; in recent years, corporatization and joint venture have become the hallmark of port development in China. This study reviewed the evolution of China's port reform and policy changes supported by port statistics, examined a brief case study of port development in Shanghai, China, and analyzed policy changes in port governance, legal framework, and funding mechanisms. The analysis integrated key milestones in policy change and port development. Port reform has become an enabler of China's economic development and international trade. The unique model of port governance and administration provides an effective tool for macrocontrol at the national level and private-sector investment in cargo-handling systems and management expertise. Whether the port reform will take the next step toward more private sector involvement and what type of public-private partnership will form remain to be seen.
Perez S.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
Journal of Marine Science and Application | Year: 2010
Simulation of the flow and deposition from a laboratory turbidity current, in which dense mixtures of sediment move down a narrow, sloping channel and flow into a large tank. SSIIM CFD software is used to model 3-D flow and deposition. SSIIM predicts the height of the accumulated mound to within 25% of experimental values, and the volume of the mound to 20%~50%, depending on the concentration of sediment and slope of the channel. The SSIIM predictions were consistently lower than experimental values. In simulations with initial sediment volumetric concentrations greater than 14%, SSIIM dumped some of the sediment load at the entry gate into the channel, which was not the case with the experimental runs. This is likely due to the fact that the fall velocity of sediment particles in SSIIM does not vary with sediment concentration. Further simulations of deposition from turbidity currents should be attempted when more complete experimental results are available, but it appears for now that SSIIM can be used to give approximate estimates of turbidity current deposition. © 2010 Harbin Engineering University and Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Sullivan G.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
Journal of the History of Biology | Year: 2011
In his anthology of socio-political essays, Evolution and Human Life, Oka Asajirō (1868-1944), early twentieth century Japan's foremost advocate of evolutionism, developed a biological vision of the nation-state as super-organism that reflected the concerns and aims of German-inspired Meiji statism and anticipated aspects of radical ultra-nationalism. Drawing on non-Darwinian doctrines, Oka attempted to realize such a fused or organic state by enhancing social instincts that would bind the minzoku (ethnic nation) and state into a single living entity. Though mobilization during the Russo-Japanese War seemed to evince this super-organism, the increasingly contentious and complex society that emerged in the war's aftermath caused Oka to turn first to Lamarckism and eventually to orthogenesis in the hopes of preserving the instincts needed for a viable nation-state. It is especially in the state interventionist measures that Oka finally came to endorse in order to forestall orthogenetically-driven degeneration that the technocratic proclivities of his statist orientation become most apparent. The article concludes by suggesting that Oka's emphasis on degeneration, autarkic expansion, and, most especially, totalitarian submersion of individuals into the statist collectivity indicates a complex relationship between his evolutionism and fascist ideology, what recent scholarship has dubbed radical Shinto ultra-nationalism. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Cummings L.A.,United States Merchant Marine Academy
General Relativity and Gravitation | Year: 2012
This paper explores the effect of a gravitational induction force, similar to gravito-electromagnetism but of several orders of magnitude larger, on a spiral galaxy. This would provide, because of the huge amount of mass currents associated with spirals, a rather large gravitational induction force. Standard gravitational dynamics is modified by adding an anti-symmetric force tensor analogous to electromagnetism. By choosing a special free space solution to the Einstein field equations, it was found that the resulting force field would drop off by an r -1 rather than an r -2 rule. Thus this new induction force would grow to dominance over the large distances associated with galaxies. Any r -1 force will produce the flat rotation curves that are observed in disk galaxies as well as explain the Tully-Fisher relationship. It would also explain why the inner core of the spirals remain Newtonian. Quite surprisingly, this simple hypothesis also seems to offer explanations for many other observed phenomena as well. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.