Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: attack View post tag: Indian View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Project 971U Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) K-152 Nerpa has been leased to Indian Navy; the handing-over ceremony was held on Jan 23 at Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen (Primorsky Krai), an undisclosed informed source told Interfax.The ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Pacific Fleet (PF) command, and India’s diplomatic mission; it started at 10.30 am, local time (3.30 am, Moscow time). At request of the Indian party, press was not allowed to participate in the ceremony, said the interviewee.The submarine obtained the name of INS Chakra and will be controlled by Indian crew during the next 10 years without participation of Russian experts. The contract costs over $900 mln, reminds ITAR-TASS.The acceptance certificate was signed on Dec 30, 2011 in Russian Navy Main HQ. Nerpa was supposed to join Indian Navy in 2008, but an accident happened to the sub during sea trials in Nov 2008; 20 men died then and leasing date was postponed. Later on, it was changed many times due to non-availability of onboard combat systems, reminds Interfax.In Aug 2010, some media agencies reported that Nerpa had already departed for India; however, that information was refuted by Amur Shipyard and Pacific Fleet HQ.Nerpa will be the only nuclear-powered submarine in Indian Navy and be stationed at the Visakhapatnam naval base. Supposedly, the sub would be used as training platform for the crew of Indian-made nuclear submarine INS Arihant.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa January 24, 2012 View post tag: gets Share this article View post tag: submarine View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Somerville student killed in crash

first_imgJonathan Roberts, a first year historian at Somerville, died in the early hours of the morning of the 25th of June, the weekend before he was due to start his prelims.Jonathan, known as Jonny to his friends, was hit by a car on the A34 exit slip at Redbridge Hollow, heading towards Kennington. He was taken to the John Radcliffe hospital, but later died from his injuries.Somerville has said that the College is “saddened by this tragedy” and extends “deepest sympathy to the Roberts family and all of Jonny’s many friends”.The College’s statement reads, “The entire community of Somerville is shocked and saddened by Jonathan’s tragic death.“His tutors and fellow students have paid tribute to his ‘upbeat and sunny nature’, an ‘easy-going guy who knew how to have fun’ and ‘a truly lovely guy’. He was excellent company and enjoyed Oxford life to the full.“Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends, in this dreadful time of loss and sorrow. He will be very much missed.”Somerville held a gathering in celebration of Jonny’s life at their chapel on Thursday. The commemorative service featured organ music by Sam Baker (Pembroke), singing by the Somerville choir and a prayer by John Donne read by Roberts’ friend Charlie Chichester.Jonny’s personal tutor Dr Natalia Nowakowska gave an address, describing Jonny as a “slight and funny young man, always ready with a smile and a humorous comment, with an enquiring mind and a big personality.”Jonny’s family have released a tribute saying they are devastated by the loss.“Jonathan was best friend and mentor to his three sisters, Sarah, Lizzie and Helena. He was a wonderful son and made his parents [Russell and Penny] very proud of who he was and what he had achieved.“He had lovely friends, whom I know he would want to go on and do well in life with a spot in their hearts – that is Jonnie.”Friends have remembered Jonny fondly. One Oxford student commented, “I knew Jonny from home, he was such a great guy and I was so happy he was around at Oxford too. I was so shocked to hear about the road accident, you never think that sort of thing happens to your friends. Everyone will really, really miss Jonny.”The family and Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Thames Valley Police on 08458 505 505, or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Dr Nowakowska’s address can be read in full at read more

Ocean City Tourism Campaign Gets Rolling

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThere may be a chill in the air, but the Ocean City Tourism Development Commission is reminding visitors that spring is around the corner and now is the time to book that family vacation.During the commission’s remote meeting this week, officials noted that the marketing campaign is getting into full swing with billboards, mailings and contest giveaways on social media platforms.And while officials emphasized that there is a lot unknown about what 2021’s summer season will look like, they are hoping the COVID-19 vaccine will be more readily available, and life will return to normal, or at least closer to it than the summer of 2020.Burt Wilkins, chairman of the tourism commission, said he is optimistic that the vaccine will become more available.“Obviously, with the vaccine out there, we are hoping to have a great summer,” Wilkins said.In the meantime, the commission is focusing on a multi-faceted marketing campaign highlighted by prominently located billboards and a strong emphasis on social media.One of the main billboards is in the area of the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia, as it is every year.Wilkins said that from February to early April the commission will utilize the billboard to showcase Ocean City and why families should flock to the shore town.“It has been very effective,” Wilkins noted of the billboard through the years.The city’s Boardwalk is one of the highlights of the vacation destination.In addition, the tourism commission approved three mailings of about 15,000 postcards to entice people to book their vacation accommodations soon.“We approved three postcard mailings and one of them is to go out in the next couple of weeks to encourage people to rent apartments,” Wilkins said. “It is geared toward people with children. We want to encourage folks to book their accommodations.”Of the tourism commission’s overall budget of $620,000, $563,000 is dedicated to marketing and advertising.In addition to billboards and postcards there are e-marketing materials, television spots, vacation guides, print media and brochures.Wilkins said the television campaign will start around the first week of March and go to Easter.“We are hoping this summer will be more traditional, so a lot of our timing will be similar to prior years,” Wilkins said.The commission, he added, is emulating what it has done in the years prior to the pandemic, including its free weeklong vacation giveaway promotion.“Our free week giveaway is popular. We do it every year,” he said.He added, “We have a pretty multi-faceted promotional campaign.”Families flock to the resort in part for the amusements.The target audience is also the same as it has been for years. The main one is the Philadelphia market, followed by the South Jersey market, Pittsburgh, North Jersey, New York and Maryland.“By far, Philadelphia is still our major market,” Wilkins stressed.Over the past year, he said, there was a greater number of visitors to the tourism website, more than 597,000.“The online presence is huge. It was a non-traditional year, though. Seventy-four percent of the visitors were new users. That is pretty amazing,” Wilkins pointed out. “Typically we have 30- to 40-year-olds that click on our site the most, but this last year it was 55 and older.”City Councilwoman Karen Bergman, a representative on the tourism commission, gave a report about the commission’s marketing campaign to City Council on Thursday night.City Council reappointed Wilkins, Patty Talese, Bill McGinnity and Cricket Frank to the tourism commission.“I enjoy working with them and I think Ocean City is represented well by them,” Bergman said of the tourism commission members. “We are looking forward to a successful 2021.”Bergman echoed Wilkins’ sentiments about how amazing it is that there are so many visitors to the tourism website.She said some tried and true marketing campaign strategies continue to prove successful in attracting people to the resort for vacations.“Contests for giveaways are really one of the most successful things we do to drive people to our website,” she noted.She added that other social media platforms from YouTube to Instagram to Snapchat are also being incorporated into the marketing campaign to get the message out that Ocean City is a premier vacation destination.For more information visit bay offers enjoyment for water sports enthusiasts on vacation. Ocean City Tourism Commission officials say it is already time for visitors to think about booking their summer vacation getaways.last_img read more

Five players charged with misdemeanors

first_imgThe five Notre Dame football players arrested in Fulton County, Indiana, on Aug. 19 all face Class B misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana, according to a report from ND Insider. The five students — senior Max Redfield, sophomores Dexter Williams, Te’von Coney and Ashton White and freshman Kevin Stepherson — were arrested at approximately 10:07 p.m. Aug. 19 during a traffic stop. Redfield will also face charges for carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor, according to the report. The handgun charges were dropped against Stepherson and Williams, who were both in the backseat of the car and had access to the handgun. The initial hearing for all five students is set for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., according to the report.The 2007 Ford Focus, driven by White, was pulled over for a speeding violation and an improper taillight when State Trooper Ben Reason allegedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car, an Indiana State Police press release said. From there, a narcotics dog indicated the presence of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle, and in the subsequent search, officers allegedly found marijuana and a loaded handgun. Redfield was dismissed from the football team following the incident while the other four students were disciplined internally by the program. Irish head coach Brian Kelly has said that all four will be available to play against Texas on Sunday, unless otherwise disciplined by the University’s Office of Community Standards.Tags: Ashton White, Brian Kelly, Dexter Williams, football, Fulton County, Kevin Stepherson, Max Redfield, Notre Dame football, Tevon Coneylast_img read more

Long Island Trio Plead Guilty to Insurance Scam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three Long Island men have admitted to their roles in burning down an upstate New York bar that two of them owned in a scheme to collect insurance money five years ago.Nicholas Motta, 43, and Dominic Motta, 59, both of Islandia, pleaded guilty to attempted mail fraud Tuesday at White Plains federal court. Their codefendant, 32-year-old Anthony Perso of Medford, pleaded guilty to the same charge last month.Prosecutors said that during the February 2010 blizzard, the Mottas had Perso and others set fire to a bar formerly known as Kilcoin’s, which the Mottas owned in Swan Lake, in Sullivan County.Their goal was to split the more than $100,000 in insurance money. But the insurance company suspected arson and denied the claim after the Mottas had repeatedly failed to respond to the insurer’s requests to answer questions about the fire under oath, authorities said.All three men face up to 20 years in prison. Perso is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 29, and the Mottas are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 11.last_img read more

Twelve strategies to reach Gen Y

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Provide core services via online and mobile channels.The World Council of Credit Unions‘ “International Lessons for Young Adult Membership Growth” guide offers 12 growth strategies complied from credit unions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, and the U.S.The strategies, as reported in CUNA’s News Now:1. Provide core services online and via mobileYoung adults expect to use the latest technology to manage their finances, just as they use these channels for information, entertainment, socializing, and payment services.2. Respond to expectations for convenienceMany young people are unbanked but not unconnected.When credit unions offer easy bill payment services, their relationship with members becomes stronger, opening the door to other financial services. continue reading »last_img read more

Digitize all channels

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Don’t frame the debate as branch vs. digital.When determining your strategy for best serving members, don’t frame the debate as branch vs. digital, says Chris Fleischer, market research manager at D+H.Instead, focus on digitizing all your channels-including the branch, which isn’t dead or dying but does need transformation.That’s because nearly 30% of credit union members say they’ll go to another financial institution if you close the branch they use-and those statistics bear out in actual case studies, according to Fleischer, citing D+H research.“I think the branch will be the cornerstone of growth,” concurs Mark Sievewright, Fiserv’s president of credit union services. “But how we wrap the other channels around that branch is what will determine winners and losers.”In particular, credit unions must fully develop self-service digital channels, according to Sieve wright.“The way in which your members will define their loyalty to you is by how much you let them help themselves, not by how much you help them,” he says.Many members have quickly adopted self-service technologies such as online and mobile banking, mobile deposits, and online bill pay, and enjoy visiting modern branches with ATM kiosks that handle most routine transactions.But some members have been reluctant to embrace these channels-out of habit, because they distrust technology, or because it intimidates them.Learn how these members behave, and offer them relevant reasons to embrace these services, Saylent Technologies advises.Consider e-statements. When speaking with members who still receive paper statements, provide reasons for switching to digital delivery. Points to consider highlighting include: continue reading »last_img read more

Weatheralls beefs up in Bristol with HBSV buy

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What to expect from Chelsea’s Europa League opponents Dynamo Kyiv

first_imgAdvertisement Oliver Young-MylesWednesday 6 Mar 2019 4:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link682Shares Dynamo Kyiv eliminated Olympiacos in the last round (Getty Images)Chelsea will be looking to maintain their post-Carabao Cup final momentum when they welcome Ukraine’s most historic club Dynamo Kyiv to Stamford Bridge in the Europa League last-16 first leg on Thursday night.Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s squabble at Wembley is fast becoming a faded memory with Chelsea delivering back-to-back Premier League victories in London derbies since their agonising shootout defeat to Manchester City.Having put Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham to the sword in their last two games, Chelsea will be looking to inflict similar pain on Dynamo Kyiv who are currently positioned second in the Ukrainian Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Dynamo have become accustomed to that position in recent years due to Shakhtar Donetsk’s rise, they remain a stellar name in European football and a side not to be underestimated. Here is all you need to know about Chelsea’s Europa League opponents…ADVERTISEMENTStar man – Viktor Tsygankov Dynamo Kyiv have lost just one of their previous eight games (Getty Images)How they could line up:Boyko; Kedziora, Burda, Kadar, Mykolenko; Buyalskiy, Harmesh, Sydorchuk; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, SidcleyMore: 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 Arsenal Spanish striker Fran Sol scored the winning goal for Dynamo in their last Europa League game against Olympiacos (Getty Images)Having already secured top spot in Group K, Dynamo were beaten 1-0 by Jablonec in what was effectively a dead rubber of a final game. In the last-32, they edged out Olympiacos 3-2 on aggregate with an 89th-minute equaliser from Verbic in Piraeus proving pivotal.Recent form: LDWWW Comment What to expect from Chelsea’s Europa League opponents Dynamo Kyivcenter_img Benjamin Verbic is out through suspension (Getty Images)Slovenia winger Benjamin Verbic, who has three Europa League goals to his name this season, is ruled out of the first leg through suspension.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEuropa League story so farDynamo Kiev dropped into the Europa League at the group stage following their Champions League elimination at the hands of Ajax in the third qualifying phase. The Dutch giants progressed at Dynamo’s expense courtesy of a 3-1 aggregate win which doesn’t look too bad given they’ve just sent Real Madrid packing with a 4-1 win at the Bernabeu in the last-16…AdvertisementThey didn’t get off to the greatest start in the group stage, drawing their opening two games against Kazakhstan’s Astana and Czech Republic’s Jablonec 2-2, but they soon picked up with back-to-back wins over Rennes followed by a 1-0 away win over Astana. Viktor Tsygankov has scored 11 goals for Dynamo Kiev this season (Getty Images)Considering he had lined up on the club’s right-wing for just under a decade, it was a shock to see Andriy Yarmolenko finally fly the nest to join Borussia Dortmund in 2017. That Dynamo had the perfect replacement waiting in the wings helps explain why they were happy to let their long-time talisman depart.Viktor Tsygankov doesn’t have the same superhero physique as Yarmolenko, yet he too is a left-sided attacker who generally does his most devastating work on the opposite flank. The 21-year-old has exceptional pace, balance and close control enabling him to slalom his way out of oncoming challenges.He is also Dynamo’s primary source of creativity too, as highlighted by the fact that his 20 chances in the Europa League this season is only bettered by three players including Chelsea’s much-maligned Willian (25). Of his four European assists this season, two have come via set-pieces highlighting his ability over dead-ball situations too.With nine goals in 20 Ukrainian Premier League matches and a further two in the Europa League, Tsygankov also possesses an eye for goal and his all-round threat will have to be marshalled carefully by Chelsea’s defensive players.One to watch – Vitaliy Mykolenko Advertisement Vitaliy Mykolenko made his senior debut for Ukraine in November (Getty Images)Tsygankov is hardly a grizzled veteran himself having only turned 21 in November but 19-year-old left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko has even less experience having only established himself as a first-team regular during the current campaign.The teenager is every bit the modern day full-back, possessing the stamina of a middle distance runner as well as a sprinter’s acceleration and he spends much of his time flying forward to play his part in attacking moves.A return of two assists and a goal from six Europa League appearances this season highlights his ability to make an impact in the final third. During the 3-1 group stage victory over Arsenal’s upcoming opponents Rennes, he headed in Dynamo’s second of the game before assisting the third for Mykola Shaparenko, himself another promising talent.Although Mykolenko has caught the eye going forward, he is also solid defensively ranking top in Dynamo’s squad for interceptions made (24) in the Europa League and joint-first for successful tackles (16).AdvertisementAdvertisementThe manager: Alyaksandr Khatskevich (Getty Images)Something of a club legend for Dynamo during his playing days, Alyaksandr Khatskevich was a member of the team spearheaded by Andriy Shevchenko and Serhiy Rebrov that captured the imagination during the mid to late 90s.During an eight-year spell with Dynamo between 1996-2004, Khatskevich won seven domestic titles and four Ukrainian cups before taking in short spells in China and Latvia prior to ending his career where it all started with Dinamo Minsk in Belarus.Khatskevich has managed Dinamo Minsk, Belarus U18s, Vitebsk, Dynamo Kyiv’s reserve team, Belarus’ senior team and finally, Dynamo Kyiv’s senior team since 2017. He is yet to win a major trophy in charge of Dynamo but did guide them to a Ukrainian Super Cup success over Shakhtar last July.Team newsDynamo travel to west London without a few members of their first-team squad including experienced defender Josip Pivaric who was a member of Croatia’s World Cup runners-up squad. He is absent after undergoing knee surgery last month.Mikkel Duelund, a versatile attacking midfielder signed from FC Midtjylland last summer is also sidelined with an ankle injury while Spanish striker Fran Sol – a winter signing from Dutch club Willem II – is unavailable due to a shoulder problem.last_img read more

Amity Affliction drummer selling up at Norman Park

first_imgThe Norman Park unit Ryan Burt has listed for sale. Picture: from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The unit, which is listed through Caiti Shaw of Place – East Brisbane.It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for two cars and is listed for offers of more than $429,000.It has been recently painted throughout and has three separate balconies.Burt said it felt like he was constantly tour and they would be hitting the road again shortly.“I head over to Europe at the end of this month for a tour, after that we are going on a bit of a break to record the next album,’’ he said. The Amity Affliction with Ryan Burt (left).THE Amity Affliction drummer Ryan Burt has listed his Norman Park unit for sale, as he prepared to head off on a European tour.Burt, bought the unit at Vectis St, almost three years ago.“We bought it mainly for the location, it backs onto a park and it’s a pretty open plan, it was one of the bigger apartments we could find in that price range,’’ he said. The apartment complex at Norman Park. Picture: group’s most recent album, This Could Be Heartbreak, was released in August last year.Burt said once he sells he was keen to try and remain in the Norman Park area.The group originally formed in Gympie in 2003. Its upcoming tour will take in Australia, Germany the UK and Ireland.last_img read more