HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii)

first_img View post tag: made View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval July 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: crew View post tag: What View post tag: test The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii.The submarine is here for RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world.HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 nautical miles to get to RIMPAC. For many sailors onboard this is their first experience of an exercise of this importance and size. Their Commanding officer, CMDR Glen Miles, says for some of his crew, this is also their first time in Hawaii.” They will see and do things here that they will remember for their whole careers,” CMDR Miles said. “Being a participant in the biggest-ever version of what is already the world’s largest maritime exercise is a great feeling. The interaction with each of the 22 countries cements a friendship that will last well into times of adversity.”The variety of submarines exercising alongside the Australians is also critical. It will give Farncomb vital experience as they operate with a range other nations.“South Korea has sent their Type 209 Na Daeyong, Canada has sent HMCS Victoria – an Upholder class SSK and the USN participants are USS North Carolina, USS Charlotte and USS Cheyenne,” CMDR Miles said. “We all relish the idea of being the bad guys throughout this exercise – the relative independence of submarines, operating far from home, without support and the disproportionate effects that a submarine can generate on even a very large, well equipped force makes this job the best there is.”CMDR Miles has also paid tribute to his American hosts. “The USN has always welcomed Australian submarines to Pearl Harbor. Our host boat, USS North Carolina, has been outstanding. Their hospitality has been overwhelming. The level of support and professionalism of USN submariners is legendary, and everything we’ve seen confirms that.“[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 10, 2012; Image: Australian Navycenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Farncomb View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Hawaii Share this article HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) last_img read more

Guatemalan Military Works with Defense Ministry, National Civil Police to Safeguard National Elections

first_imgFor months, the Ministry of National Defense, the Military, and the PNC have been working together to ensure the electoral process is secure – including on September 6, when the three entities provided security for the general election. Then, voters elected the representatives of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), 158 representatives to the National Congress of the Republic for the 2016-2020 term, and mayors in 338 municipalities, but no presidential candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote required by law to win. The pre-electoral phase, which began in September, focuses on preventing those assisting in the elections from consuming alcohol after September 24, pursuant to Guatemalan electoral law; Security forces are coordinating their efforts to protect election workers and voters from individual delinquents and organized crime groups who might target them for robbery or theft. The Guatemalan Military’s land forces, which include more than 19,000 personnel available for deployment, have the primary responsibility of providing security for the upcoming election, according to Infantry Brigadier General DEM Hugo Rodríguez, chief of the National Defense Ministry’s press department. The Military is also taking charge of security for “vital supply lines, such as those supplying electricity and water, and places of strategic value, such as principal and alternate highways and roads that lead to voting centers.” He added that bridges, ports, coastal areas, and waterways also have strategic value and will be protected by the Military. “For the second round (of elections), we hope to implement similar measures to those implemented during the first round. We are going to ensure that electoral boxes reach their destination without any inconvenience,” TSE Electoral Director Gloria López said. The 11 municipalities are: Morazán in the department of El Progreso; Pueblo Nuevo Viñas in Santa Rosa; Santa Clara La Laguna and Santa Catarina Palopó in Sololá; San Francisco Zapotitlán, San José El Ídolo and San Antonio Suchitepéquez in Suchitepéquez; Malacatán in San Marcos; Joyabaj in Quiché; Santa Catarina Mita and Conguaco in Jutiapa. Consequently, Sandra Torres of the National Unity of Hope (UNE) party and Jimmy Morales from the National Convergence Front (FCN-Nación) party – the candidates with the highest percentage of first-round votes – will square off on October 25, with the winner scheduled to be inaugurated on January 14, 2016. “Their mission is to install checkpoints, ensure the safety of the principal means of communication, and secure critical infrastructure and other areas of strategic value in their jurisdiction,” Brig. Gen. Rodriguez said. “This is especially crucial to those 11 municipalities where elections will be repeated.” By Dialogo October 23, 2015 I like the news of the day Security plan The closure of voting centers and the counting, storage, and transmission of ballots, which will be secured and stored by authorities. During the first round of elections, the PNC provided security personnel at more than 17,000 voting centers around the country, according to former PNC Director René Vásquez Cerón. Guatemala’s Ministry of National Defense and Armed Forces are working with the National Civil Police (PNC) to provide security for the second round of the country’s presidential elections, scheduled for October 25. Ongoing security efforts Security forces were deployed to town halls, Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) facilities, and vehicles that transport electoral supplies. The electoral phase, which will be carried out in voting centers beginning at 3 a.m. on election day, October 25, calls for an increased number of security personnel, including Troops, at polling places, including in the 11 municipalities that will have mayoral elections, according to PNC Director Nery Ramos; The PNC’s security plan, developed with the Military’s support, consists of three phases: Guarding against criminal activity The security plan calls for an increased number of Military personnel in 11 municipalities, with additional Troops stationed in the areas where criminal activity was reported during the first round last September. “We do not downplay (the threat) of common delinquents or organized crime,” said Vásquez Cerón, who in September presented the security plan for the first round of elections. “It is because of this that we greatly appreciate the collaboration with the Military and see them as a friendly force.” last_img read more

Minimalist’s 2021 Wall Calendar provides a unique way to visualize your year » Gadget Flow

first_imgWith the Minimalist’s Wall Calendar hanging in your home, you’ll view 2021 in an entirely new light. Thanks to its simple yet elegant design, this calendar lets you visualize your entire year in one glance. Printed in Nashville and designed in Cambridge, the calendar fits onto a single beautiful sheet of 24″ by 36″ Yupo paper. You’ll never have to flip through pages or be confused over what month it is. Instead, the calendar conveys the relentless passage of time: two weeks in a row, 62 rows in a year. Use it as a forgiving whiteboard with a dry erase marker or simply as a sheet of paper with a pen or pencil—you decide. Make this 2021 Wall Calendar yours. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal transfer target Willian ‘offended’ by Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Willian did not feature in last weekend’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal (Picture: Getty)According to ESPN, however, Willian felt there was little desire on Chelsea’s part to keep him and he said to feel ‘upset and offended’.The former Shakhtar Donetsk star’s priority is to remain in London, despite having been offered lucrative terms by the likes of Inter Miami.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal manager Mikel Arteta has sanctioned a move for Willian and hopes his versatility and experience will add an extra dimension to his forward line which has relied hugely on the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Chelsea, meanwhile, are back in Champions League action this evening against Bayern Munich but Willian has not been included in the matchday squad and did not travel. MORE: Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas PepeMORE: Charlie Nicholas backs Arsenal to axe ‘seven or eight’ players this summer – but questions move for WillianFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Willian is on the verge of joining Arsenal from Chelsea after failing to agree a new contract (Picture: Getty)Chelsea stalwart Willian is ‘upset and offended’ by the way his career with the west London club has come to an acrimonious end. The 31-year-old has spent seven years at Stamford Bridge and played a significant role in the club’s success over that period under a string of different managers. Willian’s current deal is set to expire and he had been hopeful that his loyalty would be rewarded with the offer of a three-year extension but Chelsea have been unwilling to cave to the experienced winger’s demands.Frank Lampard has already accelerated his exciting rebuilding project by adding Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to the mix, while Kai Havertz is expected to join from Bayer Leverkusen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDespite the new arrivals and the abundance of attacking options Lampard already has at his disposal, the Chelsea boss had hoped an agreement with Willian, who impressed over the course of the closing weeks of the domestic season, could be reached. Advertisement Arsenal transfer target Willian ‘offended’ by Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Aug 2020 10:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShareslast_img read more

This Brisbane cottage may well be the ultimate fixer-upper

first_img11 Marsh Street, Cannon Hill, QLD, 4170. Picture: unliveable capital city cottage in need of a major reno may well be the ultimate fixer-upper.A price range of $585,000 to $615,000 has been put on the 1940s house, which does not include renovation and approval costs for bringing it back to life.It certainly looks like it’s seen better days, with some of the weatherboard sheeting lost during the transition as well as a few terracotta tiles off the roof. It’s not pretty, but imagine the possibilities.He said the two bedroom, single bathroom house has been re-positioned, professionally raised above legal habitable height and had enough clearance for the lower level to be completely built-in.Among its charms was that it was seven minutes from the Bulimba dining precinct, 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, eight minutes from Westfield Carindale and 13 minutes from Brisbane airport. The block was originally 810sq m and split into two by the owner.Agent Clint Ferguson of Coronis – Bayside was marketing it as “one of the most sought after streets in the rapidly evolving suburb of Cannon Hill”.“This classic 1940s cottage is a true diamond in the rough and is just begging to be bought back to life. Internally to the property is virtually untouched and original, featuring tall ceilings, vee jay wall boards and timber floors.”center_img This is the view of the back of the property.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home was originally part of a large 810sq m property – a splitter block – that the owner divided straight down the middle into two 405sq m blocks.But the upside is the location, Cannon Hill, a high demand Brisbane suburb according to, with 427 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 311.The suburb has seen 95 homes sell in the 12 months to June 2017, with the median price at $760,000.last_img read more