Canadian Navy Visits Sekondi School of Deaf

By Joseph Agrace Wiyorbie/Evans Quayson Ghana News Agency March 13, 2019 – Representatives of the Canadian Navy has visited the Sekondi School for the Deaf to interact with the students and made donations to the school. Items donated included, white boards, story books. Pencils and erasers, footballs, sanitary pads, toiletries and toys. The maiden visit to the school was also to train the staffs on basic first aid practices. Her Excellence Dr Heather Cameron the High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana who led the team said, her outfit was committed…

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CADSI hiring Member Relations Specialist

Job Title: Member Relations Specialist Reports to: Member Services Manager Status: Permanent, Full-Time Apply at: applications@defenceandsecurity.ca Deadline: Before midnight EDT on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 Purpose The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a motivated and energetic Members Relations Specialist (MRS) to join a small and dynamic team within CADSI. The MRS will be responsible for maintaining member relations and providing customer service for all internal and external CADSI associates through the utilization of CADSI’s customer service department, products and programs. While evolving CADSI’s members service…

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HMCS Calgary set for Cyclone helicopter training

By Peter Mallett March 13, 2019 – HMCS Calgary has returned to home waters after a month-long deployment to Southern California – but they won’t be coming alongside right away. First they will be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca training with a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. Halifax-class frigates are required to complete Ship Without Air Detachment training roughly every six months. This qualification allows the ship’s crew to conduct helicopter operations when there is no Royal Canadian Air Force detachment embarked. “It’s a collaboration of members from different trades…

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Obangame Express 19

March 25, 2019 – On the morning of March 16, 2019, a fisheries officer from Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) boarded Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, at sea in the Gulf of Guinea. Escorted by sailors of the Marine Nationale du Cote d’Ivoire, he wore a no-nonsense expression as he approached a table littered with documents. “You’re the Captain?” he asked the sailor seated at the table. “I am,” the sailor replied. “We are simple fishermen.” “May I see your license to fish here, then?” the officer inquired, eyeing…

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Royal Canadian Navy to use Kognitiv Spark’s Augmented Reality

March 26, 2019 – Kognitiv Spark will be providing the Royal Canadian Navy with the opportunity to test drive a Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, as part of a project that aims to improve maintenance and repairs aboard active naval vessels. The project aims to validate technology adopted from Kognitiv Spark, whose software is designed for use with the Microsoft HoloLens. The software leverages Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and the integration of Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies with ship operations including repairs, maintenance and knowledge transfer. This system…

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