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USA: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Secures Contract for DDG 1000

first_img View post tag: DDG View post tag: General USA: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Secures Contract for DDG 1000 View post tag: works General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine is being awarded a $14,392,031 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2303) exercising options for DDG 1000-class services and class logistics services. This contract modification provides additional class services associated with the detail design and construction of DDG 1000-class ships. This work will provide technical and industrial engineering in the interpretation and application of the detail design to support construction and the maintenance of the ship design.  The class logistics effort is for the continued development of DDG 1000-class integrated logistics support which includes development of training curriculum, supply support documentation, maintenance analyses, and configuration status accounting.Work will be performed in Bath, Maine, and is expected to be completed by November 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.[mappress]Source: defense, November 02, 2011 View post tag: 1000 View post tag: Naval View post tag: secures View post tag: DYNAMICS View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Industry news View post tag: Bath View post tag: contract View post tag: Iron View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Secures Contract for DDG 1000 November 2, 2011 Share this articlelast_img read more

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THE BENEFITS OF NOT WORKING FROM HOME

first_imgBy Tom PurcellI don’t care what the new study has found. Working from home is getting old for me.The study, by TinyPulse, finds that full-time workers who work from home tend to feel “happier and more productive than those who have to make the daily commute to the office.”Maybe so, but telecommuting has its downsides.I’ve been self-employed since 1993. In addition to writing this newspaper column, I provide communications services to a variety of clients all over the globe — and I’ve been able to support them from home or the nearest coffee shop.I am able to do so, of course, because of modern technology. My laptop battery lasts up to 10 hours. It allows me to collaborate virtually on Internet work-share sites. I can send and receive large files. I can even talk “face to face” using video-chat applications.I sit in coffee shops most days and pubs most nights. I sit in the corner and peck away on my keyboard. There’s no need for me to go to an office anywhere ever. People frequently tell me how envious they are of my freedom to work from anywhere.But I can’t take it anymore.For starters, there is no separation between work and leisure. I find myself working all hours of the day — sometimes into the wee hours of the night — and never enjoy the blissful feeling of arriving home after a long day at the office.The busier my workload gets, the more isolated I become. The postal carrier and the Fed Ex driver avoid me now — because I keep trying to engage them in conversations about sports and the weather.At one point, I called a nanny agency and attempted to hire a thirtysomething au pair. They assured me that I had to be a family.When religious fanatics knock on my door it is they, not I, who are first to get antsy.Religious fanatic: “Satan will have your soul unless you read our pamphlet.”Me: “Great. I hear it’s going to rain tomorrow and what about them Penguins!”I’m a bit burned out on telecommuting at the moment — which is why I accepted an assignment that requires me to work from an office building in downtown Pittsburgh.It is a glorious change of pace.I wake at 5 a.m. and must be on the road by 6 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic. I also must wear the nice clothes in my closet that I used to wear only at funerals and weddings.I love my 12-mile commute. I’m greatly enjoying the intense competition with other drivers who won’t let me merge on the Parkway. They clearly respect my ability to cut in though. Why else would so many keep giving me the “you’re number one” sign?The office experience is glorious, too. I work with real people in person. During meetings, we talk about issues and challenges and sometimes, to emphasize a point, I use hand gestures and facial expressions. Try doing that during a virtual phone conference!Modern technology is dramatically changing the way we live and work, and it makes a lot of sense for companies to allow more employees to work from home. Why not spend less on office space? Why not reduce road congestion and fuel consumption?I’m just saying that too much of a good thing can go sour.Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting to attend with real, live people. We usually begin by talking about sports and the weather.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Impress focuses on quality

first_imgIndependently-run firm Impress Sandwiches has launched its new range in response to an increasing demand for premium quality and added-value sandwich products from catering and retail operators.The line consists of 70 sandwiches, wraps, ciabatta, sub rolls, savoury muffins, giant croissants and paninis. Items come in 100% biodegradable cardboard wedges.Impress supplies varied sectors, from airlines to foodservice.[http://www.impress-sandwiches.com]last_img

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Press release: Project ‘setts’ up new home for badgers near M6

first_imgThe Road Investment Strategy (RIS) states that by 2020 Highways England must reduce the rate of loss of biodiversity, and by 2040 it must deliver a net gain in biodiversity.The RIS also includes a ring-fenced environment fund of some £300 million to cover the period of 2015 to 2020, which includes funds for biodiversity projects.Elsewhere, a new otter fence has been installed on the A64 in Yorkshire to prevent the animals crossing the road which could result in incidents and delays.We’ve also joined forces with Stover Country Park and Devon County Council to deliver a giant reedbed filter system which will help to keep water clean at Stover Lake and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. The sustainable scheme, also supported by Natural England, is designed to capture and filter water run-off from the A38, nearby industrial sites and farmland before it enters the lake.Work on the M6 motorway upgrade is set to be completed by March 2020.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. It’s really important that as we work to improve people’s journeys, we also protect the environment. We knew from our extensive surveys that we had a family of badgers living next to the motorway and, as a protected species, we needed to relocate the animals with as little distress as possible. As with any scheme, we worked closely with specialist consultants to build the animals a new habitat that would replicate their former surroundings. We do everything we can to ensure the local environment is protected throughout the programme of works. The badgers have settled in well to their new home and we’re pleased to be able to play a part in protecting wildlife near the major road network of England. The species is protected by law, and the project team needed to ensure the animals could be relocated to new accommodation so that work could start on the vital upgrade, which will improve journeys for the 120,000 drivers who use this busy route every day.So specialist teams set about designing and building a new badger sett from scratch. The result was a new home spanning 10 metres and comprising four nesting chambers and connecting pipes. The new sett is dug into the ground to replicate, as far as possible, typical excavations associated with badgers.Smart motorway project sponsor Peter Smith said:last_img read more

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Top-rated Medieval Institute preserves history

first_imgOn the seventh floor of the Hesburgh Library, students can access resources from one of the most well known medieval institutes in North America — Notre Dame’s own Medieval Institute.“Notre Dame has resources for undergraduate education that almost nobody else has,” Thomas Burman, the Robert Conway Director of the Medieval Institute, said. “And those resources start as they always do in the world — with people. We have something like 80 faculty members who, in one way or the other, are involved in scholarship on the Middle Ages.”Over 40 of those faculty members are medieval studies fellows, Burman said.“ … A very large department in the humanities at most universities would have 40 or 45 faculty, so [for example] our history department has 45 faculty,” Burman said. “That kind of spans the globe in a lot of ways. It’s like we have a department of just medieval studies, so that gives you a sense of how vast the range of faculty expertise is.”Burman said another one of the Medieval Institute’s best resources is its library.“Often, people come from Europe to use our library and they say it’s the best library they’ve ever used to do medieval research,” he said. “It’s not just that we have a great collection of books and all that. We have some other remarkable things — like what’s called the Ambrosiana [Library] microfilm collection. ”The Ambrosiana microfilm collection was a project headed by University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Canon Astrik L. Gabriel — who was one of the Medieval Institute’s founders — and Cardinal Giovanni Montini, who would later become Pope Paul VI. The three had seen the destruction of medieval manuscripts during the world wars and wanted to preserve them, Linda Major, Medieval Studies director of undergraduate studies, said.“Notre Dame made arrangements when Fr. Hesburgh was still young in his presidency to try to preserve, or have a back up of, or preservation of all the Medieval manuscripts that were in the Ambrosiana library in Milan, Italy,” Major said.The Medieval Institute is also known for its facsimiles, including a facsimile of the Book of Kells, Major said.“A facsimile is a replica of a Medieval manuscript, down to the tiniest detail,” she said. “They’re only produced in quantities of a couple hundred and then sold throughout the world, so they’re very rare and they’re generally very expensive, but Notre Dame has about 800 facsimiles.”One of the Institute’s most underutilized resources, however, is its classes, Major said.“We offer so many different classes,” she said. “A lot of times some classes won’t have any students registered at all because they’re not in the main stream of the courses that we’re known for — history, philosophy, theology, art — and they might be more peripheral, and students don’t think to take them when in fact they can be the more exciting ones.”The Medieval Institute offers several opportunities for students to study the Middle Ages, including a major and supplementary major, a minor and a Ph.D. program. Students also have the opportunity to participate in summer internships in Rare Books and Special Collections, The Snite Museum of Art, the archives and the Medieval Institute.Undergraduates in the Medieval Studies program are also given preference in the study abroad program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, which was started by the Medieval Institute, Major said.Pursuing a major in Medieval Studies allows students to pursue a number of academic interests within a single subject, Major said, as Medieval Studies classes draw from 13 different departments. It is also a prestigious program, Major said — a Medieval Studies Honors student was the first Notre Dame undergraduate to win a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.“We often times offer classes that sound similar to the Program of Liberal Studies and in the same format, but the big difference is they have their program very structured and laid out in sequence,” she said. “We’re just the opposite. We let students decide on what their concentration is.”This major can be “a hard sell” to parents, though, due to misconceptions about the Middle Ages, Major said.“They don’t want to spend all that money to have their child end up with a degree in something they equate with knights and damsels in distress — which of course, it’s a lot more than that,” she said. “But it’s known probably by its reputation in popular culture, rather than as a scholarly discipline.”Burman echoed Major, and said there are many misconceptions about the Middle Ages in popular culture, even though both universities and representative assemblies were invented during this time period.“The most striking [misconception] that seems impossible to root out is that the Middle Ages is this backwards period and all of the interesting stuff in Western culture comes either from the ancient or the period after the Renaissance and all of that,” he said. “In this case, I would simply stress that some of the most fundamental institutions of the modern, Western world are inventions not of the ancient period or the Renaissance, but of the Middle Ages.”Tags: Ambrosiana Library microfilm collection, Medieval Institute, medieval studies, Middles Ageslast_img read more

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Large Corporations Leading the Way in Purchasing Wind Power in the U.S.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Matthew Bandyk for SNL: Direct purchases of wind energy by corporate buyers rose significantly in 2015, potentially signaling a new trend in renewable energy, according to data released April 7 by the American Wind Energy Association.While 2014 saw companies announcing deals for wind to supply their energy needs at levels unheard of in previous years, wind power purchase agreements from nonutility customers in 2015 were more than double the 2014 level as a share of the market, the lobbying group for the wind industry announced. Nonutility purchases made up 52% of all wind power contracted through agreements last year. That 52% adds up to 2,074 MW. In 2014, nonutility purchases were at 23% of the market, or around 1,500 MW, and just 5%, or about 500 MW, in 2013, according to AWEA data.Some of the biggest purchases of wind last year were made by Amazon.com Inc.‘s cloud computing company,Amazon Web Services Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; General Motors Co.; and Dow Chemical Co.The trend is driven by companies trying to meet internal goals of promoting sustainability, according to AWEA Research Analyst Hannah Hunt. In addition, corporate buyers are seeking stable sources of energy that are not tied to variable fuel costs, such as energy generated by natural gas. “In recent years, what’s bolstered this trend is that these companies are interested in low-cost, fixed-price energy,” Hunt said. Out of 8,598 MW of wind capacity added in 2015 in total, more than 800 MW were from long-term contracts.Full article:  Corporate wind purchases soared in 2016 $American Wind Energy Association press release Large Corporations Leading the Way in Purchasing Wind Power in the U.S.last_img read more

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Sustainable travel will be a topic that will become increasingly important

first_imgAccording to pet owners, the top 5 contents for an unforgettable vacation include: As we enter 2020, sustainable travel will be a topic that is gaining in importance, and sustainable travel is becoming more the norm than just a choice. According to a survey by Booking.com, travelers will think more than ever about traveling sustainably in the coming year. BOOKING.COM FORECASTS TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL FOR 2020 A recent Booking.com survey found that seven out of ten (72%) pet owners worldwide (66% of pet owners from Croatia) consider their pets to be full members of the family, and more than half (51%) admit that even more enjoyed when they could take their pet. The same is claimed by 45% of passengers from Croatia.  Photo / Source: Booking.com According to the researcher, half (50%) of pet owners around the world currently believe that there is a lack of clear and quality information related to travel with pets, which is what 41% of pet owners from Croatia think. Environmentally friendly accommodation is still an important part of sustainable travel, with more than half (56%) of global travelers and as many as 54% of travelers from Croatia considering it important to consider sustainable accommodation options when traveling. As Booking.com points out in 2020, pet owners around the world can be expected to strive to put them first and take them on a journey as family members. Slightly less than half (42%) of pet owners around the world, and 34% of pet owners from Croatia, admit that they would choose a travel destination in the coming year based on whether they can take their pet with them. In the new decade, demand for sustainable travel is projected to rise, according to research data from Booking.com. A place where pets can run and play – 39% of global passengers, 45% of passengers from CroatiaAvailability of veterinary support – 31% of global passengers, 43% of passengers from CroatiaPleasant and warm ambience – 26% of global passengers, 42% of passengers from CroatiaPet-friendly activities – 21% of global travelers, 42% of travelers from CroatiaPet keeping or walking service – 19% of global travelers, 19% of passengers from Croatiacenter_img According to travelers, some of the ways to reduce the negative impact on the environment include: Travelers will participate in re-establishing tourism, even if it means they will have to make fewer sacrifices. Almost half (48%) of passengers (46% of passengers from Croatia) say they would be willing to accept certain shortcomings such as longer travel times or the closure of tourist attractions, if that would help redevelopment efforts, according to Booking.com -And. Pet friendly accommodation and destination focus RELATED NEWS: More than one third (36%) of travelers worldwide, the same goes for 30% of travelers from Croatia, next year plans to choose a destination where they not only have the opportunity to visit a beautiful location, but their visit will help the local community and the economy. is still recovering from serious consequences so it will visit destinations previously affected by the natural disaster.  In order to meet the expectations of travelers looking for the perfect accommodation for themselves and their pet, it is increasingly important for owners of accommodation facilities where four-legged escorts are allowed to offer the most pleasant ambience possible.  Creating a schedule that avoids the biggest tourist traps – 62% of global travelers, 56% of travelers from CroatiaKnowing the best places to look for accommodation outside the city center – 60% of global travelers, 60% of travelers from CroatiaLooking for lesser known attractions to avoid the crowds – 59% of global travelers, 61% of travelers from CroatiaReplacement of the original destination for a lesser known alternative in the same country – 51% of global passengers, 48% of passengers from Croatia Find out more about trends in the world of travel for 2020 in the attachment.last_img read more

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Indonesia records another record-high daily virus count: 3,861 cases

first_imgHowever, experts have pointed out that many cases in Indonesia remain undiscovered because of the country’s relatively low number of tests.Read also: Not enough for Jakarta alone to reimpose COVID-19 restrictions: EpidemiologistsAs the initial epicenter of the outbreak, the capital city of Jakarta recorded again the highest number of new confirmed cases with 1,274, followed by East Java with 381, Central Java with 375, West Java with 335 and Riau with 194 cases.West Java reported the highest number of new deaths with 42, trailed by Central Java with 18, Jakarta with 17, Bali with 9 and South Kalimantan 6.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan decided on Wednesday to “pull the emergency brake” and announced that the capital would reinforce a partial lockdown, or large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), after the rules had been eased in early June to gradually reopen the economy.The decision to reinstate the PSBB was made after the capital saw coronavirus case spike, repeatedly recording record-high daily increases in August, with the isolation bed occupancy rate reaching 77 percent as of September.Topics : Indonesia has recorded another record daily case number as the national task force confirmed 3,861 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the national total to 207,203.The task force also announced 120 deaths due to the illness and 2,310 recovered patients, making for a cumulative 8,456 fatalities and 147,510 recoveries from COVID-19 so far.Based on the official figures, Indonesia is the country with the second-highest COVID-19 case number in Southeast Asia, just below the Philippines, which reported a total of 248,947 cases on Thursday, according to the worldometer.info website. Indonesia ranks 23rd in the world.last_img read more

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Sold On Gold Coast: The priciest central suburbs

first_imgMedian house price: $1.375 millionMedian house rent: $695/weekMedian unit price: $445,000Median unit rent: $470/weekAverage days on market: 41.5 days Average hold period: 11 yearsPopulation: 6533Average weekly household income: $1463Median age: 35 Median house price: $1.265 million Median house rent: $698/weekMedian unit price: $370,000Median unit rent: $400/weekAverage days on market: 81.5 days Average hold period: 9.5 yearsPopulation: 23,689Average weekly household income: $1136Median age: 37 Its waterfront location makes Clear Island Waters one of the most in-demand suburbs and also one of the priciest.Clear Island Waters has emerged as one of the most in-demand Gold Coast waterfront suburbs.Oresti Astras, principal of Astras Prestige Property, has sold properties in the suburb for 25 years, many of them on multiple occasions. “It is a relaxed waterfront lifestyle that has some of the widest waterways on the Gold Coast,” Mr Astras said.“The suburb is close to all facilities such as some of the Gold Coast’s finest schools, All Saints Anglican College, Somerset College, St Vincent’s Primary School, Fuji International Kindergarten and Kool Kids,” he said. CoreLogic figures reveal Clear Island Waters has a median house price of $1.125 million and a median unit price of $425,000. The suburb is close to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and the Robina Town Centre and is next to the Q Super Centre.Mr Astras said buyer confidence had increased since the federal election.“The value has always been there. However, there was a period of indecision. People are now starting to make more positive buying decisions with recent sales of properties that were sitting on the market now sold.” Recent sales activity has been both at the $1 million to $1.2 million mark and also at the $2 million price point in Isles of Istana. “For $1 million to $1.2 million buyers are effectively getting the waterfront house for nothing as waterfront land alone sells at the same price point,” Mr Astras said. “As for the $2 million-plus market, a five-bedroom-plus-study waterfront home in Clear Island Waters is plain good value especially to our southern visitors, evidenced by an increase in interstate sales to Baby Boomers planning to retire.” Mr Astras said the biggest demand was for entry-level or lower-priced waterfront property The most expensive suburbs on the central Gold Coast may not surprise you.THEY are home to the affluent and full of homes many can only dream of.Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise and Clear Island Waters were the three priciest areas for the central GC as featured in the Bulletin’s Sold On Gold Coast — the Glitter Strip’s ultimate property guide.Find out what makes these suburbs so popular and why it’s so expensive to buy a house there. MORE NEWS: Live your most glamorous life Mermaid Beach is not only the priciest central suburb, but the Gold Coast’s overall most expensive place to buy a house.Mermaid Beach is considered the Gold Coast’s ultimate lifestyle destination.It is central and beachside yet has a more laid-back vibe than its bustling neighbour Broadbeach.It has an eclectic blend of cafes, restaurants and shops and is adored by locals because of its low-density zoning. Ron London Estate Agents principal Ron London said it catered to all demographics.“Mermaid is a central location, and a diverse mix of people and property styles make it a suburb for everyone,” he said.“(It) is the most eclectic, diverse suburb on the Coast with its mix of entry-level units and multimillion-dollar homes. “(It) continues to evolve as the most desirable residential beachside suburb.”Albatross and Hedges avenues front the beach and run the entire length of the suburb.Hedges Ave is one of the Gold Coast’s most renowned streets.Known as Millionaires’ Row, it is home to some of the city’s most impressive mega-mansions.Traditional shacks in Mermaid Beach are more often selling for premium prices then being bulldozed to make way for million-dollar homes, but bargain buys can still be found. However, Mr London expected it to get harder to buy property in the suburb.“It’s likely the suburb will be in higher demand as I feel that people are making more of a focus on an ‘at fingers tip’ lifestyle,” he said. Mermaid Beach’s popular minigolf course is also a family favourite while Bam Bam Bakehouse is often frequented by celebrities. Source: CoreLogic data to April 2019 Surfers Paradise is a world-famous destination.It is known as the tourism and party capital of the Gold Coast.With world-class night venues, a pumping atmosphere and international events, it is no wonder people descend on Surfers Paradise when they visit the city. Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens best described it as “Australia’s holiday playground”. “Spectacular beaches, exciting family holiday environments, world-class retail and restaurants and of course, the night-life make it a truly unique destination,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“It’s a wonderful place to live, a pumping tourist destination and a home away from home for anyone seeking the quintessential Australian beach lifestyle.” While tourism and entertainment are big parts of the suburb’s appeal, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.Mr Stevens said the population included transient tourists and locals who wanted to make the most of its enviable lifestyle.There are generally two types of buyers in the area — those looking for apartments and those who prefer houses in established areas, including Paradise Waters, Chevron Island, Cronin Island and the Isle of Capri. “From your one-bedroom studio apartment to your ultimate grand palatial beachfront properties, Surfers Paradise has enormous diversity that allows anyone in any price range to enjoy everything it has to offer.” He said the area was evolving off the back of the region’s growth.“We are now entering an exciting new phase with more major high-rise developments and cranes in the sky adding to the iconic skyline, as well as a rejuvenation of the mall with outstanding, well-established retail and restaurant tenancies — the future looks bright.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy moving to a ‘sister suburb’ can save you money00:37 MORE NEWS: The beach house with a twist Median house price: $1.125 million Median house rent: $850/weekMedian unit price: $425,000Median unit rent: $480/weekAverage days on market: 53 daysAverage hold period: 12 yearsPopulation: 4120Average weekly household income: $1373Median age: 50 1. Mermaid Beach 2. Surfers Paradise 3. Clear Island Waters last_img read more

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Teen Pleads Guilty To Robbery In Hershman Case

first_imgA teen associated with the murder of Milan resident Nancy Hershman pleaded guilty Tuesday.A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for his role in the murder of Milan resident Nancy Hershman.Sean David Nichols, of Colerain Township, Ohio, admitted to Burglary of a Dwelling Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a class A felony. Other charges against the teen were dropped as part of the plea agreement.Although Nichols was 15 years of age when the crime occurred, he was waived to adult court last March.On Tuesday, Nichols was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 20 years suspended, by Ripley County Judge Carl Taul. With good behavior while incarcerated, Nichols could be eligible for parole in fifteen years.As part of his plea deal, the teen will have to testify against two other defendants that have alleged involvement in the case.Authorities arrested Nichols, 23-year-old Allison Moore, and 17-year-old Daniel Hodge last January for the death of Hershman. The Milan woman was gunned down in an apparent robbery in late December 2012.According to testimony, Nichols indicated that Moore shot Hershman.The two defendants are currently in custody and are awaiting their trials, which Moore’s is scheduled for March 31 and Hodge is set to appear in court on July 7.The death of Hershman sent shockwaves through the community and beyond. The 68-year-old had been a school bus driver, worked with special needs students, served as an emergency medical technician and was active in church.last_img read more

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