Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ship Large landing ship Minsk sailed off Baltic Fleet (BF) main naval base Baltiysk on June 1 under the flag of BF Landing Ship Division executive officer Capt 2 rank Igor Smirnov to participate in the BALTOPS-2011 joint naval exercise.The farewell ceremony was attended by BF Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sergei Farkov, representatives of Baltiysk city administration, and families of the crew. In their speeches they wished the crew success in the exercise and expressed hope that BF mariners would worthily represent the St. Andrew’s flag at the international maneuvers.According to the cruise commander Capt 2 rank Igor Smirnov, the exercise will consist of three phases in June 3-20; the ship will practice joint activities within the task force to be formed in the Baltic Fleet.It should be noted that it is going to be 39th BALTOPS exercise and 18th with Russian Baltic Fleet attended.Apart from Russian mariners, naval servicemen of 13 countries will participate in the BALTOPS international exercise – the US, France, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia. In addition, for the first time British and Finnish warships as well as Georgian search team will attend the exercise. Totally, over 20 surface ships, 14 aircrafts and 8 helicopters will be involved.Pre-cruise conference and commanding officers briefing will take place in German port Kiel in June 3-5.During sea phase the ships will perform gun firing drills at air and sea targets, practice joint maneuvering, rendering assistance to distressed ships, and life-saving at sea. Besides, the participants will search and “destroy” a submarine, inspect a suspect vessel, and conduct joint anti-terror drills.Upon termination of the active phase, the exercise results will be summarized in the Kiel port (Germany); then the ships are to take part in traditional Kiel Week festival.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 3, 2011; Training & Education View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy View post tag: Balistyk View post tag: main Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk Russia: Large Landing Ship Minsk Sails off BF Main Naval Base Balistyk View post tag: Landing View post tag: large View post tag: Sails Share this article View post tag: BF View post tag: Minsk View post tag: Naval June 3, 2011 View post tag: Baselast_img read more

College of Science assistant dean dies unexpectedly at age 61

first_imgAssistant dean for faculty affairs and special projects in the College of Science Clarence “Earl” Carter died in his home Thursday, Notre Dame announced in a press release Monday. He was 61.Carter was hired in 2011 as a professor of naval science and commanding officer for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit after a career in the United States Navy.“During his 32-year naval career, Carter was a submariner whose career highlights included serving as commanding officer of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scranton, leading its crew on the first mission to the North Pole by a Los Angeles Class submarine, and later serving as commander of Submarine Squadron Eight, comprising 10 fast-attack submarines and their crews,” the press release said. He then became an assistant dean in 2013, where he assisted with the college’s strategic planning and coordinated special events.From 2013 to 2015 Carter served as the interim managing director for the Notre Dame Haiti Program — an organization working toward eliminating lymphatic filariasis, a leading cause of disability in the world.Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, said in the press release that Carter was known for his faith, kindness and generosity.“His compassion was evident through his interactions with faculty, staff and students, and he had a way of listening and advising that solved many problems and healed wounds,” Galvin said. Carter is survived by his wife Lea, his two daughters Alora and Ciera, his son Joseph and his sister Kathryn Carter.Tags: College of Science, Notre Dame Haiti Program, Reserve Officer Training Corps, United States Navylast_img read more

Harris to coach Australia bowlers on South Africa tour

first_img(REUTERS) – Former paceman Ryan Harris has taken a major step towards achieving his ambition of becoming Australia’s permanent bowling coach after the 36-year-old was handed the role for the team’s limited-overs tour of South Africa.Harris, who retired from all forms of cricket last year, played 27 Tests, 21 one-day internationals and three Twenty20s for Australia.He will join head coach Darren Lehmann and assistant coach David Saker on the tour starting on September 27, where Australia will play a single one-dayer against Ireland and a five-match series against hosts South Africa.“It’s great experience to learn from David Saker and Darren Lehmann, I’m really just going to sit back and watch and learn,” said Harris, who took 113 wickets in Tests and a further 44 in the 50-over format.“Eventually, I’d like to work my way to the top and become a bowling coach of the Australian team one day. Just like playing, you have to earn your stripes and learn the ropes.”Lehmann welcomed the appointment of Harris, who is currently the assistant coach of Australia’s national performance squad.“I’m excited to have Ryan on board, a player and person of his calibre will no doubt offer strengths to our national side,” Lehmann said in a statement.“It’s a win-win having two experienced coaches in Ryan and David Saker being able to nurture our young group, particularly the up and coming bowlers joining, and we expect a positive response both on and off the field.”last_img read more

WSA director speaks at USG senate meeting

first_imgShyann Murphy, director of the Women’s Student Assembly, defended the organization’s mission statement to the Undergraduate Student Government Senate at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Tuesday night.Murphy, a junior, showcased some of their signature events for this year. These include FemFest, which gives space to musicians and artists of marginalized backgrounds; Take Back the Night, which allows sexual assault survivors to speak and heal while advocating for a safer campus; and the upcoming Body Love Week, which encourages “radical self love.”“The focus of Body Love Week this year is to recognize that body love is an ongoing process, so we’re having a lot of events that focus on healing and learning to love your body and learning to appreciate your body,” Murphy said. “As people, we’re constantly invaded with these messages that we’re not enough if our bodies are not enough.”Murphy also explained that being a student at USC is a “huge social privilege,” and that the student body should challenge “oppressive structures of power.”“An oppressive structure of power, in my mind, is anything that discourages and puts a barrier to the success that a group is capable of having,” Murphy said.Murphy cited sexual assault as an example, arguing that women who fear being assaulted are negatively impacted in academic settings, with many victims dropping out of school.USG Residential Senator Giuseppe Robalino said that the description of WSA on its online page sounded too forceful.“I read a description of your group … where you say that you ‘work to dismantle oppressive structures of power,’” Robalino said. “Now my concern … is that considering that all the other programming board assemblies that have been featured on our page, the tone of their mission statement and descriptions are very much about inclusiveness, education, empowerment, but the wording [in the WSA page] could come off as fighting words.”Murphy responded that the reason certain student sectors need inclusion is because they are being oppressed.“By shying away from things that are oppressive structures of power, you are ignoring those structures and allowing them to continue,” Murphy said. “When I look at the campus survey and I see that … women who were sexually assaulted didn’t report their sexual assault because of the structures we have at USC, you don’t encourage them to report. Then that’s a structure of power.”Murphy emphasized that she doesn’t mind the aggressiveness.“I see my position and my budget as a way to dismantle that structure,” Murphy said. “Those might sound like fighting words, but when there are people who don’t feel comfortable and safe on our campus, then it is appropriate to have that fight.”Furthermore, she expressed the importance of not caring about the tone of crucial ideas.“There is this term called ‘tone policing,’” Murphy said. “It’s the idea that when somebody has a certain tone, you’re putting them down or saying my emotions and my tone and the way that I choose to express things doesn’t make my point any less valid or legitimate.”After the meeting, Lena Melilo, WSA assistant director, said that microaggressions are one of the significant ways oppression manifests itself.“You might not even notice them, but all these microaggressions add up,” Melilo said. “If you hear rape jokes on campus, and people say, ‘That’s just a joke,’ that makes you feel unsafe on campus. Or if you’re in a class, and the syllabus only has straight, white, upper middle-class men, then you might not feel like your voice is being heard.”Murphy agreed that sometimes concerns about being too politically correct must be questioned.“There are a lot of concerns about being ‘PC,’ and I think that sometimes [they] come from a place of not wanting to be challenged on everyday things that we just kind of assume,” Murphy said. “So it’s important, especially if you’re concerned that you’re being silenced, for you to question why it is so necessary for you to say that.”Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Sen. Giuseppe Robalino said the wording on the WSA page could come off as exciting. Robalino said it could come off as “fighting words.”  The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more