Russian-Indian Cruise Missile BrahMos to Fly This Year

first_img View post tag: Naval Training & Education October 24, 2012 View post tag: Fly View post tag: this View post tag: BrahMos Share this article View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian-Indian Cruise Missile BrahMos to Fly This Year center_img Russian-Indian Cruise Missile BrahMos to Fly This Year View post tag: Missile View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russian-Indian First launch of submarine-based Russian-Indian cruise missile BrahMos will be carried out by the end of the current year…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 24, 2012 View post tag: Cruise View post tag: Yearlast_img read more

Shelburne Shipyard recognized as the ‘First Vermont Clean Marina’

first_imgShelburne Shipyard has been recognized by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation as the First Vermont Clean Marina. This recognition is for the Marina’s ongoing efforts in protecting and enhancing the quality of Vermont’s environment…”We made a commitment to be Vermont’s First Clean Marina and our staff made it happen” said Mary Griswold Shelburne Shipyard’s President.The New Clean Marina initiative recognizes marinas as Environmental Partners after eight environmental standards have been met. Credit is given for a broad array of best management practices including energy conservation, environmentally preferable purchasing and water conservation.Participating marinas are asked to certify it has met each of the eight standards and will continue to meet those standards for three years. Where new initiatives are to be implemented in the future, the business can still be recognized as a Partner provided the business makes a commitment to do so within a reasonable timeframe. Partners also agree to complete an annual Partner PerformanceThe Program has a second level of recognition so that once Environmental Partner status is attained; marinas can opt for the “Clean Marina” designation. In order to be designated a Clean Marina; a comprehensive assessment for compliance with all applicable environmental regulations must be performed by a staff person with the DEC’s Environmental Assistance Office. Before the Clean Marina designation can occur, the facility must be determined to be in compliance. Where applicable, a participating marina must also establish a proper storage area for hazardous waste generated by customers. EAO staff can help with this as well as development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), which is required for all marinas. In addition to the above benefits, a representative of a Clean Marina would be recognized at the annual Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence held at the State House.Source: Vermont Boat & Marine Association. 4.16.2010last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgSemenya has refused to do so, calling the rules and the medical intervention required unfair and unethical.MLB-OBIT-COXTed Cox diesMIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Former major league infielder Ted Cox has died at 65.His son, Billy says Cox was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in November and died Wednesday at Hospice Quality Care in Midwest City, Oklahoma. — The NCAA will extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out.— NCAA basketball tournament organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason before deciding to cancel the events. NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt told AP on Friday that he started to consider ways of condensing the tournament Wednesday night after the NBA announced the suspension of its season. The idea was to have the selection committee choose the top 16 teams in the country and hold a tournament between March 26-30.— The Toronto Raptors say all members of their travel party have tested negative for the coronavirus, with one result still pending. The Raptors were tested in Toronto on Wednesday, two nights after they played the Utah Jazz. Jazz players Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Donovan Mitchell have tested positive for COVID-19. Gobert and Mitchell both played in that game against Toronto.— The NFL is ending in-person visits between teams and draft prospects because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The league sent a memo to all 32 clubs on Friday afternoon saying the ban would go into effect until further notice at the end of the business day. The NFL draft is currently scheduled to begin on April 23 in Las Vegas.— The Big 12 Conference has canceled all athletic competitions for the rest of the academic year. All team activities, including team and individual practices, meetings, and other gatherings, have been suspended until March 29 and will be re-evaluated at that time. — The Greek Olympic committee has suspended the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The committee said a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit yesterday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.— A Rhode Island police chief says a young resident being treated for the coronavirus might have contracted it from an NBA player. According to the Providence Journal, Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey says the child attended a Boston Celtics game last week and got an autograph from an infected player. Lacey did not provide the name of the child or the player.NFL-NEWSRoster moves in NFL as free agency nearsUNDATED (AP) — It was business as usual for the NFL as teams pare down rosters and designate franchise tags before the free-agent signing period begins Wednesday: That’s according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, without authorization to speak publicly on the matter.The 37-year-old Pitino has a 127-108 record with the Gophers, including a 48-82 mark in Big Ten regular-season play. They went 15-16 this season and finished 12th in the conference with an 8-12 record.Pitino won the 2014 NIT title in his first year with the Gophers and later took them to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. He became the 17th head coach in program history, replacing Tubby Smith.Before that, he spent one year at Florida International after taking over for Isiah Thomas.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ILLINOIS-CHICAGO DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson has gone ahead with surgery for a right shoulder injury that had sidelined him for three weeks. The surgery was performed with the NBA season on hold due to the pandemic.Brunson was injured in the first quarter of a 111-107 loss at Atlanta on Feb. 22. He was averaging 8.2 points and 3.3 assists, starting 16 of his 57 games.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MINNESOTA-PITINOPitino stayingMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program. March 14, 2020 TRACK-SEMENYA-OLYMPICSSemenya says she’s eyeing 200m competition in TokyoUNDATED (AP) — Track star Caster Semenya is continuing her attempt to compete in the Tokyo Olympics by trying another event.Semenya has announced on her Instagram account that she plans to compete in the 200 meters.The Olympic 800-meter champion is barred from defending her title due to the world track and field body’s highly criticized testosterone regulations. Semenya and other female athletes with high natural testosterone are barred from races from 400 meters to one mile at top-level meets like the Olympics and world championships unless they undergo treatment to reduce their hormone levels for six months prior to running. UNC Wilmington gets a hoop coachWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington has hired North Carolina State assistant coach Takayo Siddle as basketball coach.Siddle replaces C.B. McGrath, who was fired in January after compiling a 26-58 record midway through his third season.Siddle returns to a program where he spent three years as an assistant to Kevin Keatts, including serving as interim coach for the program when Keatts left to take over at N.C. State in March 2017.Siddle was part of Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship teams that went on to the NCAA Tournament. — The Vikings have terminated the contracts of nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes, clearing more than $18.5 million off the team’s salary cap. Both players were longtime Vikings.— The Titans have waived three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker and kicker Ryan Succop (SUK’-uhp). Injuries ended each of Walker’s last two seasons and Succop made only one field goal last season.— The Lions have released tackle Rick Wagner, who started 40 games over three seasons with the team.— The Bengals have cut Cordy Glenn, severing ties with the left tackle who missed most of last season because of concussion and suspension.— The Bears have re-signed veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (treh-VAY’-thahn) to a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Trevathan has 327 tackles in four seasons with Bears and 602 overall in eight years with Chicago and Denver. Associated Press center_img — The Jaguars have placed the franchise tag on disgruntled defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway), guaranteeing him more than $19 million next season unless he refused to sign the tender and tries to force a trade. Ngakoue can negotiate with other teams, but Jacksonville has the right to match any offer or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.— The Broncos have placed the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons. The tag is worth over $11.5 million, although chances are good the fifth-year pro will sign a long-term deal averaging more than $14 million a season before the July 15 deadline. Denver also picked up the 2020 contract options on star pass rusher Von Miller, linebacker Todd Davis and kicker Brandon McManus.— The Chargers have announced they have put the non-exclusive franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry. General manager Tom Telesco said during the NFL scouting combine that the team was considering tagging Henry but is still hoping to sign him to a long-term extension. The team also released linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who were team captains.NBA-MAVERICKS-BRUNSONBrunson has surgery with season on hold Update on the latest sports IndyCar was supposed to open Sunday in St. Petersburg until circuit officials elected to suspend its season through the end of April.Among other virus-related developments in sports:— Major League Baseball is encouraging players to go home a day after canceling spring training and postponing opening day by at least two weeks. Ballparks in Florida and Arizona were locked down as the sport considered how to proceed amid a virus outbreak that has brought the U.S. sports schedule to a standstill. Teams speculated the season might not start until sometime in May, necessitating a reduced schedule.— NHL Players’ Association chief Don Fehr (feer) tells The Associated Press that he expects teams will be cleared to open their training facilities to allow player workouts as early as next week. Commissioner Gary Bettman says players and staff have been told to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while the league is on a hiatus of uncertain length. The additional time off over the weekend would also provide teams to cleanse their facilities.— Bettman said Friday he was not aware of any player or NHL employee testing positive for the new coronavirus, but he can’t say for certain that no one is feeling ill or awaiting test results. — Boston Marathon organizers are postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The April 20 race was expected to draw 31,000 runners and about 1 million spectators. Similarly, the London Marathon scheduled for April 26 has been postponed to Oct. 4.— The Swiss hockey league has decided to cancel the season, leaving the circuit without a champion for the first time since 1940. Games were suspended two weeks ago when the Swiss federal government prohibited large public events.— The English Premier League and the Champions League are both suspended. Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the virus, as has Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.— The German soccer league has suspended its season, dropping a plan to play this weekend in empty stadiums. The league board says there is an increasing number of suspected coronavirus cases affecting German clubs. Three second-division players have tested positive for the virus.— FIFA (FEE’-fah) wants a total shutdown of this month’s window for national team games which is in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA says a panel of its vice presidents agreed “rules which normally oblige clubs to release players for national team matches will not apply” for the March 23-31 window mandated in its international fixture calendar. Close to 200 national teams were due to be in action in 2022 World Cup qualifying games in Asia and South America, qualifiers for continental championships in Africa and Europe, plus friendlies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo rite of spring for golf: Masters postponed due to virusUNDATED (AP) — The sports landscape continues to shrink following decisions from the golf and auto racing world. Masters officials have postponed the first major championship of the year until a later date. The decision came 12 hours after PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan canceled four tournaments leading up to the Masters, starting with the final three rounds of The Players Championship and its $15 million purse.Masters chairman Fred Ridley said he hoped the decision puts Augusta National in the best position to host the event and two other amateur tourneys but did not indicate when the Masters could be played.The decision to delay the Masters is the latest big hit to the spring sports calendar caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which has already caused the cancellation of March Madness and disrupted schedules across the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, tennis and soccer.NASCAR and IndyCar have decided to put their seasons on hold out of concern for the COVID-19 pandemic.NASCAR called off Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway, both of which were scheduled to run without spectators. Illinois-Chicago drops McClainCHICAGO (AP) — Illinois-Chicago has fired men’s basketball coach Steve McClain after five seasons.McClain went 76-93 with the Flames, including a 42-48 record in the Horizon League.UIC was 18-17 this season and reached the Horizon League Tournament final before losing, 71-62 to Northern Kentucky.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-UNC WILMINGTON Cox surged up the Red Sox farm system and became the first player to collect hits in his first six at-bats upon his recall in 1977. He hit .362 in 13 games that September to become a key piece in a multi-player trade that allowed Boston to acquire pitcher Dennis Eckersley from Cleveland.last_img read more

UG females win Forbes Burnham windball cricket title

first_imgUNIVERSITY of Guyana Trojans female cricket team stormed to victory in the Forbes Burnham Foundation/National Sports Commission/Al Sport and Tour Promotions ‘Hit it for 50’ School Windball Cricket competition recently at the National Gymnasium. The Trojans were always favourites in the competition as they kept winning games in the round-robin battle.The fifth and decisive win was against Camille’s Academy.UG batted first and scored 146-0 in their six overs. Keisha Fraser stormed to a match-high 87 after she exploded with 10 sixesMost Valuable Player of the competition, Akaze Thompson, supported with 42.In their turn in the middle, Camille’s Academy were restricted to 105-1. S. Raghoo led the attack with 52, while Tamika Simon supported with 30.Camille’s Academy had won against Cummings Lodge Secondary in another clash.  Cummings Lodge batted first and reached 74-2 with E. Mentore scoring 38, while Camille’s Academy replied with 76-2 after Simons had hit 34.In the male division, the New Central High lost twice. They went down to the Business School and Cummings Lodge Secondary. Against Business School, they batted first and scored 89-4 with Deonarine Tiwari hitting 32, but hardball cricketer Ezekiel Wilson took 3-14.  In reply, another of the Business School’s established cricketers Jeffrey Blair struck 62 to lead the side to 92-0.In the other clash, New Central High batted first and tallied 91-1. Again it was Tiwari who led the attack. His 60 propelled the school to 91-1, but Josh Alves struck 58 to lift Cummings Lodge to 95-2. The tournament is set to resume on Wednesday with the knockout stage of the male competition.last_img read more

Pagel renews oath of office at Capitol ceremony

first_img Categories: Pagel News,Pagel Photos 15Jan Pagel renews oath of office at Capitol ceremony Lawmaker returns to Lansing representing 78th DistrictLansing, Mich. — State Rep. Dave Pagel renewed his oath of office this week, pledging another two years of service in the Michigan House. From left: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Rep. Pagel’s wife Sue and Rep. Pagel.State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien, this week was sworn into the 98th Legislature in an inaugural Capitol event. Pagel was joined by his wife, Sue, on this ceremonial day in celebration of his and his colleagues’ pledge of service to the people of Michigan.“It’s been a privilege to serve the citizens of the 78th District and I’m honored that they have entrusted me to do so again,” Pagel said. “I’m thankful my wife could join me this week as I was sworn into office because her support is truly invaluable.”Ben Eikey and Griff Drew join Pagel in the 78th District legislative office, which is located in Room N-1097 of the House Office Building at 124 N. Capitol Ave. in Lansing. The office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.“I’m eager to continue implementing solutions in Lansing to improve environmental and agricultural growth in the state of Michigan,” Pagel said. “The hard-working taxpayers of Berrien and Cass counties deserve a state government that is economical, sufficient and responsible, and I will continue working tirelessly to represent them.”Pagel invites local residents to contact the office with suggestions, concerns and questions any time at 517-373-1796, toll-free at 888-373-0078, by email at [email protected] or online at RepPagel.com.###last_img read more

Romanian DTH operator Focus Sat has added three HD

first_imgRomanian DTH operator Focus Sat has added three HD channels and a new movie package to its line-up.The UPC-owned company is launching an HD service consisting initially of Discovery HD, ESPN HD and Sundance HD America. It is available at no extra cost to Familia package subscribers until the end of the year. The operator said it would add four new channels in January. Focus Sat is also adding GSP TV, Fishing and Hunting, SkyNews and Bloomberg to the Familia package.In addition, the operator has added the FilmBox package of channels, which includes the FilmBox Family and FilmBox Extra 1 channels to its line-up and is available at no additional cost to all Focus Sat subscriber until 31 December. From next year it will cost RON11 (€2.50) per month.last_img read more

US media giant Viacom has confirmed it is buying T

first_imgUS media giant Viacom has confirmed it is buying Telefe, paying US$345 million for the Argentinian commercial free-to-air broadcaster.The deal has been in the works for months, with Viacom ultimately beating off rivals such as Turner to acquire the Telefónica-owned network.Viacom will pay Telefónica US$345 million in cash for the channel, which is lower than the US$400 million figure reports had suggested.Telefe reaches 95% of homes on Argentina, has taken an approximate 33% of viewership to date in 2016 locally, and produces around 3,000 hours of Spanish-language programming per year.Viacom will gain programmes such as Educando a Nina, Loco x Vos and Pesadilla en la Cocina, eight wholly-owned local channels, pay TV business Telefe Internacional, multiplatform operations such as Mi Telefe and UPlay, twelve productions studios, and a library of more than 33,000 hours of content.Telefe will sit within the Viacom International Media Networks division, which recently merged with domestic arm Viacom Media Networks to create the Viacom Global Entertainment Group.Bob Bakish, Viacom’s acting president and CEO and permanent president and chief executive of VGEG, said the agreement would “accelerate” the firm’s growth in Argentina, which he described as “one of the most advanced and valuable media markets in Latin America”.“Working together with Telefe’s highly successful team, we can strengthen Telefe’s market-leading status in Argentina and expand its presence around the world using Viacom’s extensive global network, potentially reaching hundreds of millions of Spanish speakers across Latin and North America, as well as in other markets,” he added.Pierluigi Gazzolo, who is president of VIMN Americas, will now have oversight of Telefe. Regionally, Viacom operates 12 branded pay TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and MTV, which launched in 1993.The exiting Telefónica said the deal would allow it to concentrate of its Argentinian telecommunications activities. The firm claims to have invested €15 billion in infrastructure since entering the market 26 years ago.Telefónica bought Telefe, which began life as a state-owned entity in the early 1960s, in 1998.Viacom’s acquisition is being made to backdrop of its own complicated corporate developments.After seeing long-serving CEO and chairman Philippe Dauman exit in August, his COO Tom Dooley took over in the interim, only to announce his exit. International chief Bakish then took over, though with talks of a recombination with cousin CBS intensifying, his role may soon change again.A Reuters report yesterday claimed unnamed sources had identified the shape of a new board and the name of a merged company had emerged as ‘sticking points’.last_img read more

The German U Boat fleet surrendered at Lisahally p

first_imgThe German U Boat fleet surrendered at Lisahally port in May 1945A day of special activities has been planned by Derry City and Strabane District Council to mark the 73rd anniversary of the historic U-boat surrender on Lough Foyle, which signalled an end to the Battle of the Atlantic in May 1945.Saturday May 19th will feature a packed programme of indoor and outdoor family friendly activities taking place in the city centre – commemorating the city’s role in one of the most strategic military operations of the Second World War.  It will be a fun packed day with lots of activities centring round the history of the city at that time.In May 1945, the German U-boat fleet was ordered to surrender to the Commander of the Western Approaches, Admiral Sir Max Horton at Lisahally.  The surrender highlighted the significance of the city in protecting the Atlantic convoys and in keeping the western front open for the duration of the war.A variety of unique museum collections, both from the Council’s own collection and also from private collectors around Northern Ireland will be on display as well as US and German Navy Troop Re-enactors from Wartime Living History Association, and an American Willys Jeep from the Ulster Military Vehicle Club. A live re-enactment of the surrender event will take place in the Guildhall Square on the hour throughout the day, and families can join in the re-enactment!A range of family activities will be taking place in the Guildhall, including a photo booth, large-scale Battleship board game, costumes of the time and Morse Code signal machines.Come and visit our Atlantic Cafe for all the fun of the forties without the rationing.  Sway to the sounds of the Andrews Sisters whilst enjoying a pot of tea, a delicious coffee or for the adults, step back in time with a sherry or stout.Immerse yourself in the full vintage experience with style tips from Elaine Duffy, or why not get into character for the occasion if you know your victory rolls from your pinups? Speaking at today’s official launch, Deputy Mayor of Derry & Strabane District Council, Cllr John Boyle encouraged people to come along and catch a glimpse of the city in a bygone era.“The U-boat Surrender was a significant occasion in the city’s history and the fantastic activities planned for this year will provide an opportunity for people to find out more about how the city played a pivotal role in World War II”, he said.“I would therefore encourage everyone to come along and learn a bit more about the city’s key maritime role at a time when the Foyle was buzzing with activity and the North West of Ireland was known throughout the world.”For the history buffs, a series of talks are also scheduled for the family friendly day of activities – beginning with renowned historian Richard Doherty at 11am entitled ‘The Longest Siege’ – World View from the Banks of the Foyle. At 1:30 pm Dr Marie-Claire Peters will also hold a talk entitled “Thank you, Thank you Derry” exploring the lives of women in WWII Derry.Finally, at 2:30 pm, a live concert with 1940s ‘Swinging and Dancing’ by local act the RingaBellas will close out the event.Admission to the Guildhall events are free and admission to the Tower Museum is reduced to a special price of £1 per person for the day. The event runs from 10am-4pm.Family friendly activities to mark anniversary of historic U-boat surrender was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet Family friendly activities to mark anniversary of historic U-boat surrenderGuildhallMAYOR MAOLIOSA MCHUGHTower Museumlast_img read more