UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon System

first_img View post tag: Viper View post tag: sea Equipment & technology View post tag: successfully Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon System HMS Dragon has successfully tested her Sea Viper weapon system by knocking a target out of the sky at the Outer Hebrides missile range off Scotland. The firing exercise took place in almost perfect conditions on a rare hazy summer’s afternoon off the west coast. It marks the start of an intense work-up period for the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer.Dragon’s Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Duncan MacRae, 32, of the Royal Australian Navy and from Melbourne, said:“This was a great demonstration of the capability of a Type 45 and a reassurance of system performance. “I have been involved in a couple of missile shoots but this one was by far and away the most rewarding as I was in the hot seat giving the order to engage.” There were five days allocated to make sure the ship’s company and machinery were ready. On day three the call came to authorise a ‘hot run’- a real firing exercise.A target missile was launched which increased the working tension, as sensors and communications circuits were tested to make sure they were properly functioning.The missile was coming in towards the vicinity of the ship and the Command order to “take” the target (the executive order to engage with Sea Viper) was made by Lt Cdr MacRae.He was only one member of the team that ensured the firing went as planned.Lt Cdr Kevin Miller, Dragon’s Weapons Engineering Officer, said:“The engineering behind the scenes to ensure that the missile accurately reaches the target and destroys it is immense. “The Sea Viper missile itself is just one small component of the Principle Anti Air Missile System that comprises some advanced radars and powerful computers to do all the maths involved in an engagement.” The head of the group, Chief Petty Officer Ian Dryburgh, 36, from Gosport, said:“I am over the moon that it all went according to plan. I had no doubts that it would all go according well and the kit performed admirably throughout. “Now all we’ve got to do is scrub off the marks made by the efflux on the top of the missile silo.” Dragon’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Houston, 43, said:“What has been particularly pleasing is the way in which everyone onboard recognises that they have each played a part in making this happen, from the Marine Engineer’s with their efficient power and propulsion through to the logistics team that ensure the equipment receives all the stores support available. “This firing is but a small step on Dragon’s road to deployment next year and the team have worked really hard to get us where we are today.” Portsmouth-based HMS Dragon now undertakes Maritime Security operations and has a visit to Northern Ireland during a break from an intensive testing period. After the summer the ship continues with Flag Officer Sea Training off the south west coast of England before advanced training with a French carrier battle group.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 16, 2012; Image: Royal Navy July 16, 2012 View post tag: Weapon View post tag: Navy UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon Systemcenter_img View post tag: system View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK View post tag: Tests View post tag: Naval View post tag: Dragon View post tag: HMS Share this articlelast_img read more

Celtic FC players, manager take ‘significant’ reduction in salaries amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgLondon: Celtic FC has announced that its players and coach Neil Lennon have volunteered to take a significant reduction in salaries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Scottish champions announced on Friday that Lennon and the entire first-team squad, as well as several members of Celtic’s backroom and executive staff, have agreed the cut and to defer “a significant proportion of their earnings” between April and June.“We are well aware of the economic realities and are very willing to play our part in recognising them. We will come through this in unity and then look forward to the challenges ahead,” Lennon said in a statement.“We also know that many within society, including our own support, are facing distress and, in some cases, tragedy,” he added.Celtic FC, chasing a ninth successive league title, were 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership when domestic action was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak which has so far claimed over 1,00,000 lives across the world.“I would like to pay tribute to Neil and the players for their desire to play their part,” Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said.“I am also grateful to my own executive team for the commitment they have devoted to this outcome in very difficult working circumstances.”Rangers, Celtic’s arch-rivals, have also announced that coaches, players and directors would take a three-month wage deferral.Premier League clubs Southampton and West Ham have also announced the same. IANSAlso Read: Will consider running for AIFF president in future: Bhaichung BhutiaAlso Watch: Sellers take advantage of helplessness of panic stricken citizens by overpricing commoditieslast_img read more

Donald Wayne Jesseph, Norwich: Feb. 23, 1935 – Sept. 22, 2014

first_imgDonald Wayne JessephDonald Wayne Jesseph was born February 23, 1935, in Norwich, Kansas, to his parents Jesse Lee and ViEttia (Lewis) Jesseph, and went to his heavenly home on September 22, 2014.He was married to Clorene (Long) Jesseph on July 6, 1960, and to this union was born a son, Gary Lee Jesseph, on July 17, 1963.Survivors are his wife, Clorene Jesseph of the home, Cassville, Missouri; son, Gary Lee Jesseph, Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Vera Rickard, Wellington, Kansas; an uncle, Charlie Lewis, Chanute, Kansas; an aunt, Merle Baker of Benedict, Kansas; a nephew, Carlton Rickard (wife Sharon and great niece, Lydia) of Katy, Texas; niece, Janette Abasolo of Fayetteville, Arkansas; great nephew, Jesse Abasolo; great niece, Abbie Abasolo; great-great niece, Zoie and great-great nephews, Kaden and Lucas Abasolo.  His parents, Jesse Lee and ViEttia Jesseph preceded him in death.After 28 years, Wayne retired from the electric generating plant in Sibley, Missouri, now KCPL.  Wayne enjoyed restoring old vehicles, watching NASCAR races and traveling.Graveside services will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, September 26, 2014, in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.  Pastor James Weaver will conduct the services.The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m., Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 845 Highway 60, Suite A, Monett, MO 65708 or left with Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.last_img read more

Brief: SAP ERP Gets Near Native Performance with Intel Xeon Processors

first_imgTags: #cloud#RWCloudSponsored Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting ReadWrite Sponsors SAP ERP applications are used by companies to manage operations, finances and the workforce. But SAP ERP has the potential to be even greater when virtualization comes into the picture. With Intel Xeon processors, companies are finding they can get near native performance in virtual machines along with unprecedented levels of performance.Learn more about the benefits of running SAP on Intel Xeon processors in this brief: Virtualization Performance of SAP ERP on the Intel Xeon Processor E7 Family with VMware.Download White Paper PDFSAP ERP Gets Near Native Performance with Intel XeonView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PH goal scorer Cubon hurt but will be ready for Indonesia

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was just very happy that I helped the Philippines win,” said Cubon of his first international goal.He also played for the AFC 23-under in Cambodia where the Philippines narrowly lost, 1-0. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img “I felt my left foot sink on the pitch,” said Cubon in Filipino while munching a banana inside the team bus right after the Philippines routed Cambodia, 2-0, late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football competitions.The 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant graduate from Far Eastern University said they were too used to synthetic turf back home that he felt the competition turf was way too soft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were celebrating after my goal. And then my feet sank. Then Cambodia made a counter,” said Cubon. “That’s when I felt pain.”The Davao Agilas defender said he would be ready when the team takes on Indonesia on Thursday. View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—After a silent, uneventful first half, the small Filipino crowd at Selayang Stadium suddenly erupted in jubilation after Reymart Cubon scored the first goal in the 52nd minute.That would include Cubon himself. He was jumping up and down with his teammates on the field that he literally hurt himself.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Festive in Mokokchung

first_imgThe village of Chuchuyimlang lies in the territory of the Ao Nagas, 28 km from the district capital town of Mokokchung, and it has several reasons to be proud. Founded in 1620 C.E., it is one of the oldest and also among the largest in the district. Once feared warriors and head-hunters–a heritage that is symbolised today more in the design and colour of their ceremonial costumes than in attitude–its industrious and enterprising residents have been among the most prosperous in the state, including one who, it is said, even gave a large loan to the British treasury!For the villagers though, the greatest satisfaction must be its age-old practice of inviting neighbouring villages and clans to join in the festivities of Moatsu, one of the major festivals of the tribe. In recognition of this generosity–and perhaps because the village had the best parties in the district–the Tourism Department of Nagaland has held its official celebrations at Chuchuyimlang since 2000. In return, the canny villagers used their village development fund to construct a Tourist Village, a museum to house their artefacts and cottages for tourists, a facility you will be quite thankful for because it will mean that you will not have to drag yourselves back to Mokokchung in the middle of the night. You can drive the 105 km from Jorhat, the closest airport, in good time, as the road through the hills is good for the greater part. If you reach right on the day of the celebration, it’s best to stop outside the village gate so that you can walk into the celebrations. If the drums have already started beating, you should know that the dancing is about to begin. Hurry and take your place. The first evening of Moatsu is about to begin.Moatsu is an important social event and cultural thanksgiving by the Ao Nagas that takes place in May each year after the sowing is over. In advance of the holidays, homes are decorated, chickens, pigs and cows are fattened and beer is brewed. Village Councils have to complete civic work, including repairs and construction of houses; wells are to be cleaned before the rainy season. Gifts are exchanged: young men get new belts for their daos, knives, from their lovers, married men from their wives and girls receive bamboo pipes. Everyone dresses up in their finest; every night there is a lot of singing, feasting and dancing around bonfires. Many romances blossom at this time.It was different in the old days. Then, the festivities lasted for six days. The boys of the morung, the male dormitory, were responsible for all the arrangements–from the collection of firewood to the renovation of the ceremonial dancing drums. Like roadies at a rock show, they would spend days getting everything shipshape for the festival, dedicatedly repairing and cleaning, clearing the village and even taking charge of the animals to be slaughtered for the feasts. And it was at the morung that the mankodong, or Skull Tree, would display the human skulls and other trophies of war mounted on a bamboo pole.The first three days were a curtain raiser to the main celebration; young people danced at one spot, the elders at another. Local games and sports were organised including a lively tug-of-war with the men pulling against the women. On the fourth day, there would be a parade of men of achievement, dressed in their distinctive shawls of merit that no one else is permitted to wear. And on the last day there was unbridled celebration from morn to the next dawn, at which time an animal would be sacrificed, signalling the end of the festival.Since the advent of Christianity to Nagaland, many of the old customs have been abandoned and the celebrations are now confined to three days, May 1 to 3, each year. The curtailment does not seem to dampen the essence of Moatsu; on the contrary, it seems to intensify its substance. Dancers from the khels (village localities) in their vibrant traditional clothing, distinctive feathered headgear and long-established steps, continue to recount the ancient tales and fables. Young men still court young girls, though not always in the traditional manner. Elders, who all year round maintain a reserved bearing, still get caught up in the informality of the occasion. And the tug-of-war continues to draw partisan support and loud cheers. The village sparkles as it has done for centuries, with lights and laughter and the prevailing optimism of a prosperous year to come. Fact fileDomestic tourists visiting Nagaland require Inner Line Permits, issued by the Deputy Resident Commissioner at Nagaland House, Delhi and Kolkata; Assistant Resident Commissioner, Shillong; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur; Deputy Commissioner, Kohima. Detailed information can be had from the Directorate of Tourism, Nagaland; tel: (0370) 224 3124StayWhile there are some private hotels in Mokokchung, the Tourist Lodge (0369-222 9343/5011) is more likely to have better facilities and services. Chuchuyimlang Tourist Cottages: They are newly built and have all mod cons. Reservations through the tourism department at Kohima; tel: (0370) 224 3124/227 0072EatNaga cuisine includes a lot of meat, often smoked and frequently doused with chillies, more so at festival times. Pork dishes are the Ao specialities. Fermented bamboo shoot is also used extensively to flavour dishes. Everything may look delicious but it is prudent to ask what you are being served. Check out the local rice beers as well.ShopNaga handwoven shawls and fabrics are well-known throughout the country, each tribe having its own colours and designs. Ao shawls are black and red and are available at the Nagaland Emporium in Mokokchung. You should also find them at Chuchuyimlang for the Moatsu festivities. Handicrafts of wood and stone, the specialities of the region, can also be found at these places.SeeUngma, 3 km from Mokokchung town, is the oldest and largest of the Ao villages and is the second largest village in Nagaland. Considered the mother village of the tribe, it is said that the village was founded by the entire Ao tribe when it moved from its ancestral home, Chungliyimti.About 18 km from Mokokchung, Longkhum is another of the oldest Ao villages. In head-hunting days, its strategic location made it the first line of defence against marauding tribes. Mopungchuket, 19 km from Mokokchung town, prides itself on being the best kept village in Nagaland. The people are friendly and welcome a chat.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian journalist proposes to Colombian chess star in the middle of a tournament

first_imgLove knows no boundaries. Love knows no language. Therefore, when a man, fluent in Hindi, proposed to a woman, fluent in Spanish in the middle of a tournament, the world stood up and took notice.This is the story of an Indian chess reporter who asked a Colombian chess player to marry him minutes before the start of her team’s match at the 2018 Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.Indian journalist and chess player Niklesh Jain popped the question to WIM Angela Lopez of Colombia just before her team faced China.As the match was about to begin, with Angela going over last minute preparations with her team, Niklesh made his move.In the main hall where multiple matches were on , Niklesh knelt down beside Angela and presented his ring and after being momentarily surprised with the proposal, Angela agreed gleefully.When asked what prompted him to propose to Angela in the middle of the tournament and just minutes before the start of the match, Niklesh explained the logic.”Actually I am chess player and she is too. There were a few places where i could have proposed her, but then I thought what better could it be than the Chess Olympiads. There are 189 countries who are playing here and for us this is our temple,” Niklesh told whole proposal was actually planned and coordinated with Angela’s sister who is also a player on the Colombian team.”So in the morning I thought I would do this here, and told her sister about my plan and she helped me. “advertisement Niklesh also went on to explain that it was not a spur of the moment decision. Instead, it was well thought out and planned to perfection.”I had been planning this for some time. We have been dating for 1.5 years after we met in Barcelona in the Catalan circuit. We were playing our matches next to each other. I won that game against a tough opponent, even though I was not trying to impress her. But we started talking.”Olympiad LOVE! He speaks Hindi (India). She speaks Spanish (Colombia). But they found love through chess! He popped the question at @BatumiChess2018 playing hall before round 2. She said yes! … And they are learning English, quick! Congratulations! @WOMChess @FIDE_chess Polgar (@SusanPolgar) September 25, 2018Niklesh, who also writes about the game, travelled to Colombia back in August to learn more about the chess culture in the country and worked with Angela, who is a multiple time national champion.He also said they would chat via messages and how he had travelled to Medellin (in Colombia) and she in turn too came met his family in India.”The thing is that there is a language problem, she can’t speak English very well, neither can I. So, we had to use our phones to translate and to communicate.”Roughly 17,000 km and language could not come in between Niklesh and Angela.It’s like they say. Love knows no boundaries.last_img read more

19 days agoJuventus boss Sarri: Maybe people thought I was dumb…?

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri: Maybe people thought I was dumb…?by Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri says he’s proving himself flexible after victory over Inter Milan.Sarri had started the game with the 4-3-3 he made his trademark at Napoli and Chelsea, but moved to a 4-3-1-2 at Juventus – similar to the Empoli model.He stated, “Maybe people thought I was dumb… They just had to pay attention. I started with a system at Empoli, then changed it completely. I went to Napoli with one system and transformed it for three years.“I went to Chelsea and played what looked similar, but was in fact a completely different interpretation of it. You have to adapt your tactics to the characteristics of the players.”Sarri fielded Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo together, but only for nine minutes.“At that moment, we were dominating the game and it would’ve been unjust in my view not to win, so we tried that out for a little while.“However, I got the sensation from the touchline that the momentum was turning the other way, so I changed again.” last_img read more

Kentucky Basketball Fans Voted Most Annoying College Sports Fan Base In The Country

first_imgKentucky Fans Most Annoying 2Kentucky Fans Most Annoying 2Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. According to our readers, you are the most annoying fan base in college sports. Kentucky basketball supporters were voted slightly more annoying than Alabama football fans, 52%-48%, in our championship game this week. Kentucky was our overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, so technically, chalk won out.Here’s the entire bracket, which is now complete. The Final Four included one basketball fan base (Kentucky) and three football fan bases (Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State). Perhaps the meltdown after UK’s loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four last Saturday contributed to BBN taking the crown.TitleGameYou can check out the voting for the Opening Round here, the Round of 32 here, the Sweet 16 here, the Elite Eight here and the Final Four here.Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the process. Go celebrate, #BBN.last_img read more