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

Saint Mary’s seniors celebrate last week on campus

first_imgErin Rice At Saint Mary’s, Senior Week activities sought to commemorate the tradition and rich sisterhood of the College.Vice president of the senior class Lauren Osmanski said the week kicked off May 8 with a Yacht Dance in Chicago. The Yacht Dance was a new addition this year because the senior class raised a surplus of money, she said.After the dance, official events resumed Monday with an alumnae brunch at 11 a.m. in Noble Family Dining Hall. Later in the afternoon, seniors departed for Chicago again to attend a Chicago Cubs baseball game.Osmanski said the senior week activities incorporated some new events and some traditional ones to help seniors say goodbye to the College.“I hope that the students can end Senior Week believing that they were able to give Saint Mary’s a proper goodbye,” she said. “Our Senior Week is designed to bring the seniors to campus and visit all best spots on campus and just enjoy the campus as students before they leave.”Wednesday, Osmanski and the senior class council planned a scavenger hunt on Library Green and field day activities on Dalloway’s Green, ending the evening with karaoke in Rice Commons.Seniors were able to leave a physical mark on campus with handprint painting in the Le Mans tunnel Thursday.“Every Saint Mary’s student has walked through that tunnel, and placing our handprints in the tunnel is a great way to leave Saint Mary’s knowing that we are leaving something behind,” Osmanski said.The Le Mans Bell Tower was open for seniors to explore Thursday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the Opening of the Circle ceremony began at 3 p.m. Closing of the Circle happens during first-year orientation, and Opening of the Circle signifies the way students are sent forth from Saint Mary’s campus and into the world beyond after graduation, Osmanski saidThis year at the Opening of the Circle ceremony seniors will be presented with letters written during the Senior Letter Writing Project, Osmanski said.The Senior Letter Writing Project is a new tradition Osmanski said she hopes will carry on to the future. The project has allowed students, faculty and family members of the class of 2015 to write letters to individuals in the graduating class.Senior class president Tori Wilbraham said the project began as a way for members of the senior class to show gratitude to one another and to the Saint Mary’s community.“Our hope is that the Saint Mary’s community will take a few minutes to say thank you to one another for their presence and influence during their time at Saint Mary’s,” Wilbraham said. “I think writing letters is such a beautiful way to preserve a feeling or relationship.”Senior Nora Clougherty participated in the project and wrote letters to her peers.“I have written letters to all of my friends who have impacted my life, even if it was a small memory we shared,” Clougherty said. “It has been so great to relive memories and let people know the impact they have made in my own life.”Clougherty said she also hopes other classes adopt the letter writing project as part of their Senior Week festivities.“This project is a great way for friends, family or professors to let the seniors know what a big impact they have made or to let a senior know how much they mean to them,” she said.Tags: Commencement 2015, saint mary’s, Senior Letter Writing Project, Senior Weeklast_img read more

What the Sharks’ plan might be for Lean Bergmann and Danil Yurtaykin

first_imgSAN JOSE — After the return of Evander Kane last week and Marcus Sorensen earlier this week, the Sharks at the moment have a full complement of forwards available and ready to play for the first time this season.On Wednesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, that meant that rookies Lean Bergmann and Danil Yurtaykin were healthy scratches. And since the Sharks beat the Hurricanes 5-2, they may not make any lineup changes for Saturday’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres.So, as long as …last_img read more

Infographic: what you can do to save water

first_imgSmall changes at home and work can go a long way to minimise the effects of the current drought in South Africa. We’ve collected these easy tips so everyone can contribute to saving water.Saving water can be easy by making tiny changes in lifestyle habits. (Image: Pixabay)Words and research: Priya PitamberDesign and infographic: Sandile KhumaloSouth Africa is experiencing a severe drought but we can all do our bit to save water and learn to use it wisely.The Department of Water and Sanitation has urged people to follow water saving measures strictly as dam levels across the country continue to fall.“If we are to secure enough water for each citizen amidst this very real water crisis, we need to pull together and do every bit we can to save and preserve our water resources in our province,” said MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs Paul Mashatile, speaking about Gauteng.Click on the image for a larger view.Source: Department of Water and SanitationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more