Revamped Iranian Destroyer Bayandor Hits the Water

first_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval June 12, 2013 View post tag: Iranian View post tag: Bayandor View post tag: Defence Iranian destroyer Bayandor has hit the water once again after a major revamp that lasted over a year and a half, the Associated Press writes. The modernization of the warship, undertaken as a part of the country’s efforts to attain defense self-sufficiency, included arming the warship with anti-ship missiles, overhaul of the main engines, heat exchangers and fuel and oil systems.The refitted destroyer features optimized monitoring control, sonar and communication systems.The launching ceremony, held on June 11 in the port of Bandar Abbas, the Persian Gulf was attended by Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and the state’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi, according to the Fars news agency.Bayandor will be engaged in ensuring protection of Iranian territorial waters along with conducting various operations in international waters.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 12, 2013 View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: Revamped View post tag: Navy Revamped Iranian Destroyer Bayandor Hits the Water View post tag: water Back to overview,Home naval-today Revamped Iranian Destroyer Bayandor Hits the Water View post tag: hits View post tag: Iran Industry newslast_img read more

Chinese toddler becomes first suspected Wuhan coronavirus case in Manado

first_imgProf. Kandou’s Hospital’s head of medical services, Hanry Takasenserang, said that the toddler was referred to the hospital on Monday afternoon by a private hospital in Manado.“From the medical records we know that the patient has been experiencing fever and cough for the past nine days. [The patient’s parents] sought treatment at the private hospital when they first arrived in Manado; then they returned to the hospital again when [the child] did not get better. The private hospital then sent them to us,” Hanry said.Hanry said they decided to isolate the child because the medical records showed how the patient has suffered from fever and cough for a couple of days and the family came from China.”According to the existing protocols, we took samples from the patient’s throat and phlegm and sent them to the Balitbangkes laboratory. We will wait for the results. For now, the patient is under the care of pediatricians and doctors,” he added. A 2-year-old Chinese toddler is currently under observation by medical personnel in an isolation room in the Prof. Kandou General Hospital in Manado, North Sulawesi after showing several symptoms of the new coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China.“The patient is 2 years and six months old, a Chinese citizen who has been in Manado since Jan. 21,” hospital spokesperson Deddy Sondakh told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.Deddy said the patient’s condition was stable and the hospital has taken samples from the child and sent them to the Health Ministry’s Research and Development Center (Balitbangkes) in Jakarta for further testing. Hanry said they also took samples from the toddler’s parents, even though neither of them showed any symptoms.Although the toddler showed several symptoms of the new coronavirus, Hanry said they still could not conclude that the patient is positive for the virus until the test results come back. Meanwhile, he said, the hospital would follow the required procedures and take extra precautions while monitoring the patient.According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), as of Wednesday there have been 24,560 confirmed cases of the virus globally, resulting in 493 deaths. Indonesia has yet to have any confirmed cases, but an Indonesian domestic worker in Singapore tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. (hol) Topics :last_img read more

Frimpong hopes to follow Wilshere’s lead

first_img “He has got over his injury and now he is playing for England. That is what I trying and do – to get over my injuries and start playing football on a regular basis.” Frimpong added: “Jack is a great footballer. For his age and for what he is doing, he is an inspiration obviously because every young player in the Premier League wants to achieve what he is doing. “Since I have been here, I haven’t really spoken to him, but when I am at Arsenal, we do speak on a regular basis. I am happy for him and what he is achieving in football.” Frimpong hopes he can gain a regular run in the Fulham side to return to Arsenal ready to impress next season. “The boss at Arsenal, Mr Wenger, told me to come here and get some games because there is no point sitting on the bench at Arsenal,” the midfielder said. “He said to come here and show what you can do, get some games under your belt, then come back next season and see what happens.” The tough-tackling Ghana-born midfielder has battled back from two serious knee injuries which have hampered his progress while Wilshere has also been through his own fitness battles, recovering from more than a year out to return in great form for the Gunners. “That is football, sometimes you are going to get good luck, sometimes you are going to get bad luck, and I have had loads of injuries, but I mean to get over it just like Jack has,” Frimpong said. Press Associationcenter_img On-loan Fulham midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong hopes to use Jack Wilshere as an inspiration to force himself back into contention for Arsenal and on the road towards the 2014 World Cup with Ghana.last_img read more

‘More Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Cape Mount’

first_imgGrand Cape Mount has reported an alarming upsurge of the deadly Ebola virus with 49 new cases registered so far.The Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) and Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, making the disclosure yesterday at the office of IMS in Monrovia, said that of the 49 new cases reported, 27 were confirmed, 13 suspected and 9 probable, putting Cape Mount in the Red County Category second to Montserrado in the country.Describing it as unfortunate, Minister Nyenswah attributed the increase to migration of people suspected of the virus and the continuous denial by some residents that people are dying of the Ebola epidemic in the country.According to the Minister, many people are still observing traditional and cultural practices, which undermine the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and stifle efforts made by the IMS and other international and local partners.  “We have people still traditionally preparing the dead body before burial and secret burials are still taking place in the county causing the spread of the virus. We need to desist from these (practices) with the deadly Ebola virus still threatening,” he stressed.There is a high level of complacency and gross disregard for the preventive measures that were laid down by the Ministry of Health and its partners to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, he said.Minister Nyenswah reported that people in Cape Mount were not observing constant hand-washing with soap and chlorine solution. He said that they are also keeping sick people in their communities, getting in close personal contact with them and often do not report suspected Ebola cases.With the alarming number of new cases in the county, the IMS and its partners will open the Ebola Treatment Unit in Sinje and move in with more ambulances and health workers to ensure that the situation is put under control.“We are also installing new Labs in the next two weeks to have more people tested. We will also carry out a massive mobilization of partners to support the county health team in ensuring the IMS does not have any problem of containing this outbreak in the county,” Minister Nyenswah added.The Minister disclosed further that the 49 reported cases from Cape Mount have generated over 200 contacts in and outside of the county, which he said needed urgency to contain the situation. He appealed to local residents to work with health practitioners to address the problem.Monsterrado County remains the hotspot of the Ebola Virus Disease, but the IMS and partners are working to ensure that ‘zero new cases’ is achieved and Liberia is declared Ebola free, he said.He added that Nimba, which has not reported any case for the past 63 days, has now reported one new case, but the IMS is working to guarantee that all measures are put in place to handle the situation there.The Minister emphasized that only behavioral change of every Grand Cape Mount citizen and resident will help to stop the spread of the virus, stating that everybody needed to adhere to all the preventive measures to break the transmission of the Ebola disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Letterkenny flood threat prompts call for meeting with OPW

first_imgThe new Letterkenny-Milford council is seeking a meeting with the Office of Public Works to discover what challenges and opportunities they are focusing on for Letterkenny.The call came from Cllr Ciaran Brogan this week, who said that the new council should be updated on the work of the OPW.“This is a new council and new members. We hear a lot of talk about the flood plains and climate change. I think it’s an opportunity to meet with the OPW and see exactly what they are doing,” Cllr Brogan said. Much of Letterkenny’s retail centre is built on a flood plain. Cllr Brogan said that the members should be informed of recent works and plans to address challenges facing Letterkenny. He added that having a river so close to the town also brings huge opportunities, but raw sewage had prevented any development in the past. Now, with the Letterkenny Sewage Scheme underway, the councillor said that plans such as a walk along the Swilly could be explored again.Cllr Ian McGarvey, who seconded the motion, added that “Letterkenny is an area that is definitely under threat and there’s no reason whatsoever why we can’t meet with the OPW.” He said a meeting would help inform members to know what must be done to alleviate flooding risks in the town.Letterkenny flood threat prompts call for meeting with OPW was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why Tiny Houses Make Sense

first_imgProtect yourself by living tinyThe cost of this increase in square footage has been significant not only to our resources and planet but also to our pocket books. By building houses we can actually afford, we secure housing for the rest of our lives.According to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Americans spend, on average, more than 33% of their income on housing. How much time each week could you save if you didn’t have to give 33% of your income towards your housing? How many hours away from home, your family, your hobbies, does this represent? For most people, two out of their five work-week days go towards their housing payment alone.Consider that most people are living in spaces much bigger than what they actually need, and that the same level of comfort can be achieved in much smaller spaces with good design. Paying 33% of your income is insane!It is clear from the recent studies that Florida cites in his article that more and more people are struggling to make their housing payments. A CNN article on America’s unsettling comfort with personal debt notes, “Americans haven’t become much better at keeping track of their personal finances since the recession began in 2008.″ In the article, Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says, “American consumers are not showing improvement in these areas.”Compounding this debt issue is the fact that mortgage underwriting standards have become even more lax. With past housing booms and crashes and the potential, if not probability, for history to repeat itself, many of us in the tiny house world understand these risks and the need to protect ourselves from future housing crises by living tiny.We were recently directed by Ryan Mitchell from The Tiny Life website to an informative article which covers housing trends, the economy, and where things are headed. The author, Richard Florida, points out that another perfect storm for a real estate crash is brewing (much like the 2008 crash).We were personally affected by the ’08 event as we were in the middle of a green residential development project when the bottom fell out of the real estate market. As such, the news of another potential crash brings with it a familiar sense of concern. In the article, the author reports that “When it comes to housing, sometimes it seems we never learn,” and that “a spate of reports shows that families are having a harder and harder time paying for housing.” At the crux of the problem is the fact that “Americans continue to want more space in bigger homes.”Somewhere along the line we began to build bigger and bigger houses. The promise of the American “dream” is alluring and as material costs have decreased over the years, our ability to get more for our money has become an irresistible temptation, leading us to build as big as possible. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average house size in the United States (now about 2,600 square feet) has increased 61% since 1973. Tiny Houses to the RescueFreeGreen Rolls Out Plans for Tiny HousesTiny Houses Replace Tents for Homeless Interestingly, the average household size has decreased in that same time period (meaning that fewer people are living under the same roof); however, the average square footage per person (now about 1,000 square feet) has nearly doubled. Does one really need 1,000 square feet in order to be comfortable? And is it worth the extra cost and stress? RELATED ARTICLES Why not build something you can actually afford?The trend towards larger housing continues and 2014 marked the largest average home size on record in the U.S. The average cost of new house construction in the U.S., according to the National Association of Home Builders, was nearly $250,000 in 2013 (not including land).By rough calculation, the average down payment on a construction loan is 20 percent, or $50,000. Now consider that the cost to build our hOMe tiny house was just over $33,000. You see where I’m going with this: Why not build a totally functional, beautiful, and safe tiny house for $17,000 less than the down payment of the average construction loan?It doesn’t take a genius to understand how tiny houses can bring back equilibrium to our spending habits and economy. Not only do tiny houses cost significantly less to build, condition, and maintain, but they also make more mindful consumers out of us. There just isn’t space for unnecessary items.As such, we can’t go out and spend money blindly. The lessons we personally learned from the ’08 real estate crash were in large part what motivated us to break from the shackles of high housing costs and to downsize into our 207-square-foot tiny hOMe. Now, no matter what happens with the economy, one thing is certain: we will always have a beautiful roof over our heads. There is nothing tiny about that luxury. This blog originally appeared at TinyHouseBuild.com, a website run by Gabriella and her husband Andrew.last_img read more

Chris Weidman tops Kelvin Gastelum in UFC college homecoming

first_imgAccording to the UFC, the show did a $1,088,332 gate. Goodman and Zaleski dos Santos received bonuses for Fight of the Night, while Albini and Oliveira earned Performance of the Night bonuses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I did it in the Nassau Coliseum. I grew up five minutes down the road,” said Weidman, who later pushed for a fight with current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. “Bisping has been running. I’m the champ. I’m the best guy in the world. I think people know that.”The bout headlined the 13-fight card in the first UFC event to be held at the Coliseum. Six of the 26 fighters were from Long Island, and overall, nine were from New York state.But there was not much a home field advantage, with Weidman, Chris Wade and Shane Burgos the only New Yorkers to win.Darren Elkins earned a split decision over Dennis Bermudez in the semi-main event. Elkins routinely used his wrestling to neutralize Bermudez in the first two rounds of the featherweight fight. Bermudez pressured Elkins in the third, but ultimately lost his second straight fight and his fourth out of sixth overall.Patrick Cummins earned a split decision over Gian Villante in a light heavyweight fight. Cummins suffered a gash over his left eye due to an inadvertent head-butt in the first round.Cummins was taken to a hospital for examination, but tweeted a photo of his face from an ambulance.No. 4 ranked bantamweight Jimmie Rivera kicked off the main card with a unanimous decision over No. 9 Thomas Almeida. The win was Rivera’s 20th straight, and might have put him in line for a title shot. During an in-cage interview after the fight, Rivera challenged former champions TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz, who was working the show as an analyst for Fox.Wade beat Frankie Perez, and Burgos topped Godofredo Pepey.Junior Albini knocked out Tim Johnson 2:51 into the first round, Marlon Vera submitted Brian Kelleher with a first-round arm bar, and Jeremy Kennedy improved to 11-0 with a unanimous decision over Kyle Bochniak.Chase Sherman had a unanimous decision over Damian Grabowski, and Alex Oliveira knocked out Ryan LaFlare with an uppercut at 1:50 of the second round. Eryk Anders, a former Alabama linebacker, remained unbeaten with a first-round knockout of Rafael Natal, and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos took a split decision over Lyman Good. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ UNIONDALE, NY – JULY 22: Chris Weidman (R) lands a kick on Kelvin Gastelum (L) during their UFC Fight Night middleweight bout at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 22, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. Ed Mulholland/Getty Images/AFPUNIONDALE, N.Y. — Chris Weidman sat on top of the Octagon, his arms outstretched, his mouth agape.It had been a long time since he could experience that feeling.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo McIlroy wastes fast start, rues ‘opportunity lost’ at British Open MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Seven hundred and ninety one days, to be exact.“It feels like a championship,” Weidman said, after he submitted Kelvin Gastelum with an arm triangle choke at 3:45 of the third round Saturday night in a UFC on Fox event at Nassau Coliseum. “I can’t wait to tell my kids I won.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWeidman the former Hofstra wrestler fighting just across the Hempstead Turnpike from the university’s campus, snapped a three-fight losing streak to improve to 14-3. Gastelum dropped to 14-4-0 with one no-decision.The win was Weidman’s first since knocking out Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on May 23, 2015. “This is a surreal feeling,” Weidman said. “This is an indescribable moment. I wanted to come out here and prove myself.”After spending much of the first two minutes feinting and circling, Weidman successfully wrestled Gastelum to the canvas. But with seconds left in the round, Gastelum landed a hook to Weidman’s chin that dropped the former middleweight champion before the bell rang.“Thirty more seconds and I could have finished the fight,” Gastelum said.Weidman then relied on his wrestling skills against the former Ultimate Fighter winner, setting up opportunities to land hard, accurate punches in the third. Following a sequence in which the two grappled alongside the cage, Weidman took down Gastelum and transitioned to the submission. After a few moments, Gastelum tapped out.Weidman hopped the cage and celebrated with 11,198 of his Long Island fans before returning to the octagon to hugged family and team members.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Fair Trading Commission Developing Merger Review Framework

first_img The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is in the process of creating a formal merger review framework through which various issues are to addressed before a merger takes place.Senior FTC Legal Counsel, Dr. Delroy Beckford, told JIS News that the process will entail legislative amendments; sensitising key sector stakeholders; and conducting ongoing consultations with the existing regulators.“So the FTC will look closely at the issues, conduct interviews with the parties and make [the] best efforts to ensure that consumers are not affected when an acquisition or merger takes place,” he said.Dr. Beckford noted that the Commission has engaged a consultant to assist with drafting the necessary provisions that will inform the amendments to be instituted, in order to fine-tune the framework to deal with mergers and pre-merging notification provisions.“So before this decision, regulators would have taken the view that they are in complete control of their particular sector and that the FTC would not get involved. So we have engaged stakeholders in the regulatory arena to inform them of this decision and the implications,” the Senior Legal Counsel pointed out.Additionally, he said the FTC is conducting seminars on the implications and the way forward regarding harmonisation of the legislation with what obtains in the CARICOM framework.The FTC’s Executive Director, David Miller, who elaborated on the necessity for the review framework, pointed out that while Section 17 of the Fair Competition Act articulates agreements that lessen competition, there is no structured pre-notification system in place for the Commission to examine and make recommendations before a merger takes place.“Right now, firms can go ahead and merge and if we hear about it, we speak with them and try to insert ourselves to have these conditions included. But with a structured pre-notification regime, the law says we (FTC) have to be advised before, we have to look at it (the conditions) and then have discussions with the merging parties,” Mr. Miller explained.He added that, “when entities go ahead and merge and there are issues with consumers, the process of addressing this is very long and arduous through the courts… the FTC may even end up taking these issues to the Privy Council, which takes several years; so the process is very long and drawn out and sometimes benefits are not properly addressed”.Mr. Miller informed that with the new regime, which it is hoped will be in place within a year, the entire process will take three months, from the point when the parties notify the Commission, to the FTC having discussions and delivering a decision.“The whole framework requires a complete set of provisions to be inserted into the legislation. A consultant has already drafted those provisions, and at some point within the next six months, we will be having discussions with the Chief Parliamentary Counsel to draft the legislation, the provisions and to properly fit it into the Fair Competition Act,” Mr. Miller added.Meanwhile, Dr. Beckford has urged the principals of entities considering mergers to be mindful of what now is and will obtain.“I want to disabuse anyone of any misconception that because of the absence of any pre-merger notification framework that there is no enforcement mechanism for mergers and, therefore, one can bypass the reporting process and go ahead and do whatever mergers they want without consulting with us. With this, they run the risk of the FTC looking at those agreements and unravelling them, as the Privy Council allows us to do that. Therefore, the first port of call in regards to mergers should be the FTC, to ensure that those agreements are consistent with the Fair Competition Act,” he stated. Senior FTC Legal Counsel, Dr. Delroy Beckford, told JIS News that the process will entail legislative amendments; sensitising key sector stakeholders; and conducting ongoing consultations with the existing regulators. Story Highlights “So the FTC will look closely at the issues, conduct interviews with the parties and make [the] best efforts to ensure that consumers are not affected when an acquisition or merger takes place,” he said. The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is in the process of creating a formal merger review framework through which various issues are to addressed before a merger takes place.last_img read more

Canada commends TCI for tourism bounceback

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Canada is calling the recovery of the TCI tourism industry, ‘strong and speedy’ and that is good news for the Turks and Caicos in the second largest visitor market to the islands.   TravelWeek, online is reporting electricity is restored, water is restored and that work is on tirelessly to address the pending issues.The Tourism Minister, Ralph Higgs is quoted in the report saying that scheduled off season maintenance of resorts and hurricane repairs are on track for reopening in line with the coming high season.    Among the resorts welcoming guests are:  The Seven Stars, Atrium, Caribbean Paradise Inn, Grace Bay Suites, The Sands and the Somerset.There have been resort openings within the past week too, including Windsong, Shore Club, The Palms, Regent Grand, Grace Bay Club, West Bay Club, Villa Del Mar, the Venetian, the Tuscany and Reef Residences.    Seven other resorts are due for openings this month, October: Amanyara, Coral Gardens, Ocean Club West, Blue Haven, Beach House and Gansevoort.The article which was published last week also features a report on the British Virgin Islands, a fellow UK overseas territory which also took a beating in historic Hurricane Irma.   The BVI is however, unable to give the kind of report as is the Turks and Caicos – with assessments reportedly still ongoing on the island; damages were said to be over $290m for BVI.    TCI Minister Higgs said the tourism product will continue to evolve to be more creative and innovative.A number of popular hang outs and shops were also highlighted in the article as open including IGA Gourmet, Regent Village, Fresh Catch, Mango Reef, Danny Buoys and Coco Bistro.Photo credit: Daily Hivelast_img read more

Handanovic believes Inter didnt take enough risks

first_imgInter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has criticized Inter for their negative approach to Barcelona, stating that If they don’t take some risks, it will be tough to get results.Even though the Nerazzurri were beaten 2-0 at Camp Nou, the goals would’ve been more if Handanovic wasn’t there to save them with his goalkeeper’s heroics.“I don’t think we were frightened or awed by the environment. Quite simply, when you misplace the first few passes, it affects your confidence,” Handanovic told Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“The truth, and it’s what we saw today, is that if you don’t take some risks, it’s tough to get results.”Inter takes the second position in the group with six points, while Tottenham Hotspur only drew 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven and remain on one.Handanovic had represented Slovenia’s under-21 team and made his senior international debut in 2004. He has gone earned 81 caps for his country, the second-most appearances for Slovenia and most by a goalkeeper, and played for them at the 2010 FIFA World Cuplast_img read more