UK: HMS Diamond Starts Service

first_img View post tag: News by topic Following commissioning in May this year, HMS Diamond, one of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 advanced air defence destroyers, has entered service following extensive sea trials, the MOD announced today.The vessel’s capability is based around the sophisticated Sea Viper missile defence system, which is capable of tracking and defending against multiple supersonic targets simultaneously, backed by long and short range radar and missile systems that can operate over distances in excess of 400km.She can embark 60 troops and their equipment, supported by a modern medical facility that can deliver a surgical capability. She could also carry up to 700 people to support a civilian evacuation.Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Peter Luff, said:“I’m delighted to welcome the latest in this superb class of warship into the fleet, in what is another significant milestone in this hugely important project.“These highly capable Type 45 destroyers will form an integral part of Future Force 2020 and will allow the Royal Navy to meet the demands placed on them.”The 7,000-tonne warship, launched on the Clyde in 2007, is one of six new Type 45 destroyers being built, the largest and most powerful ships of their kind ever ordered for the Royal Navy.Commander Ian Clarke, HMS Diamond’s Commanding Officer, said:“This marks HMS Diamond’s formal transition to operations just nine months since leaving the builder’s yard.“The ship’s company is rightly pleased to have reached this milestone and is now focused firmly on the forthcoming period of intense combat training in preparation for our first deployment.“Itching to get onto a more operational footing, HMS Diamond will soon be at immediate notice to respond to world events and bring influence wherever it is needed.”With HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless already in service, and the other ships at various stages of completion, the handover of HMS Diamond represents the halfway point in this key naval equipment programme.The ship will now undertake training in preparation for her first operational deployment in a few months’ time.All the Type 45s will be based in Portsmouth. The first, HMS Daring, was commissioned in July 2009, followed by HMS Dauntless in June last year.The fourth, Dragon, is due to arrive in Portsmouth for the first time in September 2011. All six are scheduled to be in service by the middle of the decade.[mappress]Source: MoD, July 13, 2011 View post tag: UK UK: HMS Diamond Starts Service Share this article View post tag: Diamond Equipment & technology View post tag: Servicecenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS July 13, 2011 View post tag: starts View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Diamond Starts Service last_img read more

Michiana mother talks about importance of Prescription Drug Take Back days

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest By Network Indiana – November 5, 2020 0 519 Previous articleDr. Box: Not following mask order could lead to more restrictionsNext articleSouth Bend Schools working on winter sports COVID-19 protocols Network Indiana Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Michiana mother talks about importance of Prescription Drug Take Back days Jack and Nick Savage (Photo supplied/525 Foundation) Around 39,000 pounds of prescription pills were collected last week by Indiana State Police. People brought them in voluntarily for the “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, now in its 19th year. Thirty-nine thousand pills may represent many lives saved.“We were very open with our kids and talked about the topics that everybody thinks they should be talking to their kids about. However, we did not talk to our kids about misuse and abuse of prescription drugs,” said Becky Savage of Granger.She regretted that the night she lost both of her sons to prescription pill overdoses.Nick was 19 and Jack was 18, when they died after a party on June 14, 2015.“Nick and Jack were wonderful people, smart kids who had goals, and they made a bad choice at a graduation party,” said Savage in an interview in 2018. She now heads the 525 Foundation, to bring awareness to the dangers of leftover pills.“There’s a lot of prescription medicines that are no longer in use or expired, still sitting in peoples’ cabinets,” she said. While Savage and family try to sponsor a drug take back about once a month, the Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an annual event.“Prescription Drug Take Back Day is the perfect opportunity for Hoosiers to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused medication,” said Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Douglas Huntsinger. “No matter if it’s one prescription or 10, each prescription we properly dispose of makes Indiana’s communities safer places for all.” Google+ Twitter Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Coach Billy Donovan said it’s a patellar tendon injury, and the Thunder would find out more after returning to Oklahoma. The scary injury put a damper on Oklahoma City’s seventh straight victory. It’s the NBA’s longest current winning streak.A group of five Detroit backups helped cut the deficit to nine around the midway point of the fourth, but Oklahoma City was able to hold on.“I think Dre’s situation probably took a lot out of us,” Donovan said. “We lost a little bit there, and rightfully so.”Detroit has dropped seven in a row, the league’s longest current skid. The Pistons now face back-to-back games against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.QUITE A SPLITADVERTISEMENT View comments Detroit’s reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City’s 64-25, but the Thunder’s starters outscored Detroit’s 96-44.“Their starters just dominated us,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “When those three are playing like that, you aren’t going to be able to stop them, but we had to do a much better job of doing the things we could control. We didn’t do a good job of getting back on defense and we didn’t do a good job on the boards.”HISTORYThe Pistons infamously picked Darko Milicic over Anthony in the 2003 draft, and Anthony hasn’t forgotten.“I was thinking about it after the game, the irony of me getting 25,000 points here in Detroit, knowing after that ’03 draft, what things could have been,” he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Anthony became the 21st NBA player to reach the 25,000-point mark , and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to lift the surging Thunder to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday (Sunday Manila time). Although it was a night of triumph for Anthony, Oklahoma City lost guard Andre Roberson to what looked like a serious leg injury in the third quarter.Anthony scored his 25,000th point with 8:30 left in the third. He would add four more points and finish the game with 21. Paul George, who was named to the All-Star team Saturday, scored 26 points, and Westbrook was impressive throughout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s a really good basketball team, and when those three get rolling, it is hard to stop them,” Detroit’s Tobias Harris said. “We had a chance going into the second half, but we were stagnant against a really good defense, and then we couldn’t get a stop, so we were always taking the ball out of the net.”Anthony’s milestone moment was part of a 15-0 run for the Thunder at the start of the second half that pushed their lead to 27, but Roberson was taken off on a stretcher later in the third after landing hard on the court. His left leg seemed to give way as he was beginning to jump for an alley-oop, and he sailed through the air and appeared to land on his tailbone or lower back. LATEST STORIES George replaces injured Cousins on Team LeBron NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons. APDETROIT — Carmelo Anthony made a free throw for his 25,000th point, and although there was no real reaction from the crowd in Detroit, the Oklahoma City star slapped hands with teammates and raised his right hand with pride.“It’s a special moment,” Anthony said. “To kind of know what it took to get to this point and the amount of work that was put in to get to this point, the teammates that I’ve played with over the years, and for me to still be at a point in my career where I still have a lot more to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Japan Launches New Whaling Mission in Southern Ocean

first_imgJapan deployed its ships for a new whaling operation in the Antarctic Ocean on November 12, according to local media reports.As part of the country’s latest “research whaling” mission, the ships departed from Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to catch 333 minke whales through March 2019.After leaving the port of Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the 724-ton Yushin Maru and the 742-ton Yushin Maru No. 3 whalers will join three vessels, including the mother ship Nisshin Maru, before heading for the far south.This is the fourth whaling expedition since Japan restarted its research efforts in 2015, following a two-year whaling suspension due to a ruling made by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands in 2014, that banned hunting whales off Antarctica.The court said that Japan’s practices were more aimed at commercial purposes, however, the country later launched a new research program which would see a total of 4,000 whales killed over the 12-year period.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

K Lines LNG Carrier in Maiden Call to Naoetsu Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: K Line K Line’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Oceanic Breeze, sailing from Ichthys LNG Project in Australia, has made a maiden call to Japanese Naoetsu LNG Terminal.The vessel is owned by K Line and INPEX Shipping, and dedicated for carrying 0.9 million tons of LNG per year from the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin, Australia to the Naoetsu facility, operated by INPEX Coporation.K Line also revealed its plans to be more involved in the shipment of LNG, LPG and condensate exported by the project.Ichthys LNG Project would, in addition to LNG, produce around 1.65 million tons of LPG per year and some 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.The project’s first LNG cargo was carried by K Line’s LNG carrier Pacific Breeze in October 2018 and the first LPG was carried by the company’s Grace River. K Line said that Aframax tankers, operated by its subsidiary in Singapore, would carry condensate products.last_img read more

Queens Baton to arrive tomorrow July 11th

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#QueensBatonInTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 10th 2017: It’s almost here, The Queen’s Baton which will arrive tomorrow, Tuesday 11th July here in the Turks and Caicos. While it will make its way across the islands, several sporting teams will participate in the 20 plus leg event, starting at Heaving Down Rock, TCI Ferry to Entrance at Flamingo Cafe with the TCI Cycling Federation. From there it will be one person relay from the road to the beach.At Flamingo Cafe Beach, the Swim and Triathlon Federation will take the Baton to Royal West Indies beach. Bradley Walkine will then receive the Baton from the beach to the street. The route then follows to Casa Blanca Casino then to Coco Bistro and several other points until its final stop in Providenciales on Thursday before its leaves the TCI.Sportsmen and women from various leagues including the Volleyball Federation, Softball/baseball federation, Basketball and Rugby will be on hand to receive the baton along the route.The Baton’s visit to these shores will culminate in Providenciales for the famous Fish Fry.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Providenciales International Airport Under Repair

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 8, 2018 – Providenciales – The Providenciales International Airports is indeed currently undergoing repairs to the Terminal Facility.  Hurricane Season was very active and left behind a wake of damages that also affected the Terminal facility in Providenciales.  The ongoing terminal repairs were negatively affected by the storms and as a result airport repairs had to be prioritized in order to get the airport open and fully functional for passenger and aircraft movements.The Maintenance Department at Providenciaels International Airport has worked tirelessly to repair damages and these works are ongoing. With the recent rainy weather, more leaks have been highlighted since the storms and are indeed being addressed by airport staff.The Airports Authority has taken all necessary measures to minimize the effects of damages to passenger travel and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all.Release: TCIAANote: Photo provided to MM by airport commuterlast_img read more