German K130 corvette returns from UNIFIL deployment

first_img View post tag: K130 June 9, 2017 View post tag: UNIFIL Authorities German K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig returns from 13-month UNIFIL deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today German K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig returns from 13-month UNIFIL deployment center_img View post tag: German Navy German Navy’s K130 corvette FGS Braunschweig is returning from a 13-month deployment to UNIFIL and is expected to enter her Warnemünde navy base on June 14.During her deployment, the corvette changed crews two times and sailed a total of 41,600 nautical miles.FGS Braunschweig was replaced by sister ship FGS Magdeburg which assumed her duties on May 31.In addition to Germany, UNIFIL’s maritime task group was composed of units from Brasil, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Greece.Apart from training evolutions with NATO units, sailors aboard FGS Braunschweig also took part in training activities with Lebanon Navy sailors and the Cypriot search and rescue service.During their time off the coast of Lebanon, sailors also visited the harbors of Rota (Spain), Limassol (Cyprus), Beirut (Lebanon), Barcelona and Vigo (Spain).The Maritime Task Force of UNIFIL was and is the only naval force led by the United Nations. Since 2006, navies have been helping the Lebanon government secure its sea border and prevent weapon smuggling from the sea. Since the beginning of the operation more than 68,000 ships were checked and around 7,200 vehicles led to the ports of Beirut, Sidon and Tripoli for further checks.Braunschweig (F 260) is the first of five K130 corvettes built for the German Navy by TKMS. The 89 meter ship was launched in April 2006 and commissioned into the navy two years later, in April 2008. Share this article View post tag: FGS Braunschweiglast_img read more

Brazilian Army Carries Out Advanced Training Exercise

first_imgBy Dialogo November 01, 2011 From October 24 to November 1, 2011, Brazilian Army’s 2nd Division carried out Operation Quebra-Canalha (Crook Breaker) II – an advanced training exercise aimed at preparing the division’s command beyond the 11th and 12th Infantry Brigades and other military units belonging to the country’s Army in foreign defense operations. The exercise took place in Vale do Paraíba, and included various municipalities within São Paulo state. The troops concentrated on October 24. The day after, on October 25, the 2nd Division Command issued its Operations Order unchaining the brigades’ plans. At night on October 26, the 11th Infantry Brigade lead a night infiltration and repositioning opportunity in Paraíba do Sul River, with the support of the Divisionary Engineering unit and ended the action by surrounding and assaulting the locality of Cachoeira Paulista. On October 26, the 12th Infantry Brigade infiltrated its reconnaissance platoons aimed at the mobile air assault that took place on October 28. The Brazilian Army’s Aviation Battalion (BAvEx) was in flight during 110 hours, fulfilling mobile air assault missions, mobile air supply, command and control, and transport, employing the 2 HA-1 (Esquilo), 4 HM-1 (Pantera) and 1 HM-3 (Cougar) helicopters. The reconnaissance and attack and general use helicopter fleet bases, as well as their organic means, were deployed on the terrain. All the BavEx Operation Base’s deployments took place through means transported by helicopters that were specifically designed for this end. The unit employed specialized personnel along with air space control units, which proved vital in allowing the quick coordination of actions and avoiding conflict between the military operation and normal aircraft traffic, thus keeping air support constant, operational and safe.last_img read more

Gerald Ankrah will succeed as Hearts MD- Saabrown

first_imgA staunch member of the newly inaugurated Executive Group of Hearts of Oak Adu Brown Nyame also known as Saabrown is confident newly appointed Hearts Managing Director will succeed if given the necessary cooperation he deserves. Saabrown made this statement on Thursday after Shareholders of the club confirmed the appointment of Gerald Ankrah as the Managing Director of the Club.His appointment took effect from the 1st of October 2014 and therefore needed the collective approval of the shareholders after the Board had Okayed the decision to join the Oak tree.The decision received a unanimous approval from all stakeholders at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday at the World Trade Centre in Accra.The AGM which by far lived up to its billing was well attended by most of the shareholders who managed to take time off their busy schedules to make the event a success.“I think Ankrah, the current Executive Director of Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), who replaced Neil Armstrong Mortagbe last September; after the latter was relieved of his duties by the Hearts board will surely succeed since he has been given the all green light by the shareholders. “Our supporters should also back him 100% to hit his target by attending all matches to revive the Phobia spirit”.He added.last_img read more

Klobuchar completes tour of Iowa’s 99 counties

first_imgDES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar  visited Emmet, Kossuth and Humboldt counties Friday, then spoke to a crowd of about 500 people in Des Moines Friday night.“I made this promise to visit all 99 counties before I may knew just how far apart some of them really were, but the point of this is you should learn something about me: I kept my promise,” Klobuchar said, to applause and cheers. “More than that, it was a statement of purpose for me and that is believe we need someone for president who’s going to be the president for not half of America, but all of America.”Klobuchar argued her record in passing bills as a U.S. Senator shows she can do the “unglamorous work” of striking compromises to advance key policies, but she also emphasized the need for the next president to make a rhetorical shift.“Just imagine if we had a president who works to heal this country instead of harming it,” Klobuchar said. “…A president sets more than policy for this country, but also the tone, the civility for this country.”Klobuchar was introduced by Andy McKean of Anamosa, a long-time state legislator who switched from the Republican to Democratic Parties this spring, and by long-time teacher Ruth Ann Gaines of Des Moines, a legislator who’s one of a handful of African Americans serving in the Iowa House. Both have endorsed Klobuchar.“The two different parts of this state that they’re from shows the kind of coalition that we are putting together, not just to win in Iowa and do well in Iowa, but to win in this country,” Klobuchar said.Klobuchar drew big cheers from tonight’s crowd when she mentioned the Affordable Care Act and called for a “return to sanity” in U.S. foreign policy. Klobuchar delivered a 30-minute speech, sketching out some of her ideas for addressing mental health care needs and the high cost of prescription drugs.“Real plans, not pipe dreams,” Klobuchar said.Klobuchar closed by telling the crowd she’s a progressive with a practical streak.last_img read more

Disappointment as England lose title by half a point

first_img27 Jan 2017 Disappointment as England lose title by half a point England fell just a half point short of successfully defending their title at the Costa Ballena Quadrangular tournament in Spain. They halved the final day’s match with the hosts, Spain, after an extremely close singles session in which, agonisingly, three of the individual games were halved. Had they managed to squeeze out the extra half point needed to beat Spain they would have tied with Italy and Germany – and retained the trophy by virtue of winning most game points. However, the honours went to Italy, the newcomers in the tournament who replaced Finland in the line-up. Afterwards, England coach Paul Ashwell commented: “We have had an incredibly exciting afternoon and witnessed lots of good golf. As a team we are deeply disappointed at not winning the final half point required to take home the trophy but congratulate Italy on their victory. “I would like to thank Costa Ballena for their warm and friendly hosting of the event and compliment them on the excellent condition of the course. “Thanks also to our team who gave 100% to everything we did, I hope this will be a great learning experience for each of them.” Will Whiteoak of Shipley, Yorkshire (image © Leaderboard Photography) was England’s ‘man of the match’ winning all six of his games in the tournament. His fellow team members, pictured below, were Ben Amor (Marlborough, Wiltshire), George Bloor (Cavendish, Derbyshire), Tom Gandy (Rowany, Isle of Man), Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) and Josh McMahon (Wallasey, Cheshire). The tournament was very closely contested throughout. On the first day, England beat Germany 6.5-2.5 while Italy beat Spain 3.5-2.5. On day two, Italy moved into the lead with a 5-4 win over England; meanwhile Germany joined the reckoning with a 5.5-3.5 win over Spain. Today, the third day of the event, Germany beat Italy 5-4 to tie on match points, but the Italians triumphed overall with the superior number of individual games won. England halved with Spain, narrowly missing out on the tie. Final scores: Italy 4pts (14.5 games won) German 4 pts (13) England 3 pts (15) Spain 1pt (11.5) Click here for full scores Below, the England team. Back row (from left) Paul Ashwell (coach), George Bloor, Matthew Jordan, Tony Moran (captain). Front row: Ben Amor, Josh McMahon, Will Whiteoak, Tom Gandy.last_img read more


first_imgFINISH LINES: Bargain $50,000 claim Imperative arrived at Santa Anita yesterday after his second-place finish to Moreno in last Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic which earned him about $280,000. “He’s earned close to $2 million since I claimed him,” said trainer George Papaprodromou, who saddled the son of Bernardini to upset Game On Dude in the West Virginia race last year, winning $1 million. “We’re thinking of the Gold Cup (at Santa Anita on closing day, June 28), hopefully,” Papaprodromouo said . . . Trainer Simon Callaghan sat down with Aaron Vercruysse and discussed his first Kentucky Derby contender, Firing Line. To see this video and many more interviews plus recent Derby workout footage, visit Xpressbet’s YouTube page at . . .Las Flores Stakes winner Harlington’s Rose, prepping for the $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes at six furlongs on May 23, worked four furlongs Sunday in 48.80. Trainer Steve Knapp called the move “excellent.” . . . Congrats to Joe Talamo and Elizabeth Ellis, who were engaged to be married this past Friday . . . On Monday, May 18, Host Town Arcadia will offer lunch and dinner at The Derby Restaurant, 233 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, for a fundraiser to benefit the Arcadia Host Town Committee supporting the Special Olympics. Call 626 447-2430 for reservations. KENTUCKY DERBY GALA AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY            Fans can join the biggest Derby party west of Kentucky at Santa Anita next Saturday, an afternoon filled with world-class racing, hat contests, mint juleps and live racing.Festivities include an Infield Beer-fest with live music from Seedless, and a party in the Premium Gallop Out in the Club House East. Fans can purchase a Trackside Package for a prime seat and their first drink in a commemorative cup featuring Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund, plus all the fun and excitement of racing’s best 3-year-olds in the Kentucky Derby.First post time next Saturday is 11:30 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at O’NEILL ENVISIONS TRIPLE CROWN FOR AMERICAN PHAROAHLava Man is one of the newest members of racing’s Hall of Fame, and at 14, the oldwarrior is still in familiar environs as a valued pony at Doug O’Neill’s barn.A California-bred son of Slew City Slew, Lava Man was claimed during his 3-year-old season for $50,000 and retired with earnings of $5,268,706, most of that for owners STD Racing Stable and partner Jason Wood.Lava Man won seven Grade I races, to date more than any other Cal-bred in history, and 17 of 47 starts. Only Best Pal and 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome have higher career earnings among Cal-breds.Lava Man won three consecutive runnings of the Hollywood Gold Cup from 2005 through 2007 and back-to-back editions of the Santa Anita Handicap in 2006 and 2007.“It’s unbelievable,” O’Neill said of the honor, which will officially be bestowed Aug. 7at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.“Usually, your horse has to die to get in the Hall of Fame, so for him to get in it and still be such a healthy horse that’s still active for us daily and a big part of our team is very humbling and an amazing honor,” O’Neill said.O’Neill, who saddled I’ll Have Another to an upset victory in the 2012 Kentucky Derby and came within hours of running for the Triple Crown until an injury dashed those aspirations, has lofty expectations for this year’s favorite, the Bob Baffert-trained American Pharaoh, who worked five furlongs at Churchill Downs this morning under Martin Garcia in 58.40.It was the fastest of 32 drills at the distance. Pharoah galloped out six furlongs 1:11.40.“You just don’t know how good American Pharoah is,” O’Neill said. “He’s looked like anabsolute machine, and he’s doing it effortlessly. For him to win the Arkansas Derby from off the pace shows a different dimension.“If he stays injury-free, he’s got Triple Crown written all over him.” CAPTIVATING ‘VENEDA’-BEHOLDER MATCH LOOMS IN VANITYWhile the Kentucky Derby next Saturday is on every racing fan’s radar screen, another intriguing match looms a week later on May 9 at Santa Anita: the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes for older fillies and mares, and a possible showdown between streaking stakes winner Warren’s Veneda and two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder.Warren’s Veneda, a California-bred daughter of Affirmative trained by Craig Lewis for owner/breeder Benjamin Warren, has won three straight stakes, including the Grade I Santa Margarita on March 14.Beholder, trained by Richard Mandella for B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm LLC, was champion filly at two and three and won her first start of 2015, the restricted Santa Lucia Stakes on April 10 in what perhaps amounted to a paid workout.“If I had my preference, she’s not who I’d choose to run against, a two-time Eclipse Award-winning champion, a great mare,” Lewis said. “We’re up against it.”Warren’s Veneda is scheduled to work five furlongs at Santa Anita this Thursday.While Beholder’s opposition in the Santa Lucia might be considered suspect on class, Lewis wasn’t buying.“They might be,” he said, “but Beholder’s prior record and her bankroll indicate that she’s a top-notch mare, no question. You don’t win $3 million if you’re not the goods, and she’s nine out of 10 on this race track. That’s pretty impressive.“They don’t come much better than her, so it’s going to be a challenge.”Mandella could be motivated by a revenge factor. He couldn’t be blamed for still harboring bitter memories of the 1995 Santa Anita Derby, when Larry the Legend, trained by Lewis, won by a head in a stretch-long drive over the Mandella trained Afternoon Deelites.Twenty years later, Mandella called recollection of the defeat “a nightmare.”center_img PEDROZA ‘FIGHTING’ UPHILL BATTLE ON SATURDAYIf Martin Pedroza pulls off a miraculous double next Saturday, it would surpass his signature six consecutive victories on Breeders’ Cup Day, Oct. 31, 1992, at Oak Tree, and his triumph aboard 50-1 shot Martial Law in the 1989 Santa Anita Handicap.All he has to do is win the Churchill Downs Stakes on Private Zone, then catch a plane to Las Vegas for the welterweight title match at the MGM Grand between Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather.Oh, and one more thing. First, he needs a ticket to the fight.“He’s licensed, booked and ready to go,” said Pedroza’s long-time agent, Richie Silverstein, of the trip to Kentucky. “If things break right and the race is early, he could leave Kentucky at 4:20 and be in Vegas by 7, and get to the fight on time. But he needs a ticket.”To that end, ever the loyalist Silverstein offered his cell phone number should anyone scrounge up a ducat: 626-232 9898. HALL OF FAME MEMBER LAVA MAN ONE IN $5 MILLIONSATURDAY IS PARTY TIME FOR DERBY AT SANTA ANITAWARREN‘S VENEDA TO WORK ON THURSDAY FOR VANITYPEDROZA EYES RARE DOUBLE: PRIVATE ZONE, BIG FIGHTlast_img read more

Elderly electrocuted at Sonarpur

first_imgKolkata: An elderly person died after he got electrocuted on Saturday evening at Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas. The deceased person was identified as Bangshibadan Saha (71).According to locals, on Saturday evening, during heavy rain Saha found that the street light in front of the housing complex where he used to stay was switched off. Though it was duty of local municipality staff to turn on the switch of street light, no one came to do so due to bad weather. The area in front of Saha’s housing was also waterlogged. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSeeing the area is in dark, Saha went downstairs and touched the switch to turn on the lights. As soon as he touched the electrical switched he got electrocuted. As he was standing on the water, he failed to take off his hand as the electricity passed through water to his body. Seeing Saha in such condition, his wife came to his rescue but she also got electric shock but she was able to step back. She screamed and some locals managed to detach Saha from the electrical switch using a wooden object. Later, electric supply in the area was turned off. Saha was rushed to Subhasgram Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. It is suspected that during heavy rainfall, water went inside the electric lines through the switch and it led to short circuit.last_img read more

Tricia Helfer Honored At CATbaret Event

first_imgLast Sunday, LA’s Belasco Theatre hosted A CATbaret! – A Musical Celebration of the Alluring Feline produced by and benefitting Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, Los Angeles’ premiere non-profit doing street cat rescue.The musical revue of cat-themed songs regaled the audience with feline-fueled classics from bluesy “Black Cat Bone” to hoppin’ “Stray Cat Strut.”Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer received the CATS IN WHITE SPATS Award for animal activism, presented by Battlestar co-stars Edward James Olmos and James Callis. Host Fred Willard (Modern Family) brought the house down. A CATbaret also included Lori Allen (Spongebob Squarepants); Keith David (Cloud Atlas); Kelley Jakle (Pitch Perfect); Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect); Olesya Rulin (High School Musical); Drew Seeley (Love Struck); and Nicole Sullivan (Mad TV); celebrity choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon and the So You Think You Can Dance dancers Witney Carson, Jordan Cassanova, Janelle Issis, Tiffany Maher, Jasmine Mason, Ryan Ramirez and Will Thomas. Celebrity guests included Nikki Deloach (Awkward), Maitland Ward (Boy Meets World), and magician Paul “Fig” Fegen.At the after party, cast, sponsors and guests enjoyed desserts and kitty-themed cocktails including: “Milk Saucer” (Cruzan Rum, Coconut Milk, and pineapple juice); “Ginger Cat” (Jim Beam Bourbon, ginger ale); “Laser Pointer” (Ciroc Berry vodka, soda, grenadine); “Catalina” (xB Sex on the Beach, orange juice), the “Catatonic” (Russian Standard vodka, tonic); and “Belly Rub” (Ciroc Peach vodka, cranberry). DJ Torch spun classic American bebop, roots and r&b standards.Kitty Bungalow Headmistress Shawn Simons said, “All production costs were underwritten by generous sponsors World’s Best Cat Litter, By Nature, Nature’s Variety, Found Animals, Yohawk Energy and NKLA, so every dollar raised from ticket sales, merchandise and the Prize Puss Raffle goes directly to Kitty Bungalow’s important rescue efforts. Kitty Bungalow raised over $20,000 for this coming year’s rescue work, including expanding their humane education programming.” In-kind sponsors included Ciroc, Jim Beam Brands, Acey Decey Lighting, ATK Audiotek, Bexel, Dazian, EVS, BP Porter; Universal Props; Popchips, Sabra Hummus, Russian Standard Vodka, xB, City Kitchen, Along Came Mary, Frosted, Semi Sweet, Jackson Catering, Stella, Icelandic and Baked It Myself.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more