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Russia: Navy Contributes Much to Anti-Piracy Mission

first_img Russia: Navy Contributes Much to Anti-Piracy Mission View post tag: Mission Russian warships deployed in regions of pirate attacks near the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden have significantly contributed to reducing number of captured merchant vessels, and proved effectiveness of measures taken by Russian defense ministry and Russian Navy command to secure commercial shipping.International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports that in 2011 pirates managed to capture almost half as many vessels as in 2010 (28 and 49 respectively). Such reduction is a result of preventive actions of warships, more effective maneuvering, and presence of security guards on board which has been a sort of deterrent, explained Pottengal Mukudan, the head of IMB.In 2011, Russian warships maintaining security of commercial shipping in the Gulf of Aden and near the Horn of Africa have escorted over 30 convoys with 168 vessels of different classes flying flags of 27 countries. Sixty two ships had Russian sailors on board. Russian Navy’s anti-piracy units have provided security for 448 Russian citizens. Russian Navy dispatched following assets for anti-piracy activities in 2011:– Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Vinogradov, tanker Pechenga, and rescue tug SB–522; – Russian Navy task unit consisting of large ASW ship Severomorsk (Northern Fleet), tanker Yelnya (Baltic Fleet), and seagoing tug MB-304 (Black Sea Fleet); – Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev, tanker Boris Butoma, and rescue tug Fotiy Krylov.At present, another PF anti-piracy task unit consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Tributs, tanker Pechenga, and seagoing tug MB-37 is on patrol in the Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Navy Contributes Much to Anti-Piracy Mission View post tag: Russia View post tag: News by topic Share this article January 24, 2012center_img Training & Education View post tag: Contributes View post tag: Navy View post tag: much View post tag: Anti-Piracy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Announcing our 2016 Dog Photo Contest Winner

first_imgOnce again readers turned out in record numbers to show off pictures of their canine companions enjoying the great outdoors in our annual Dog Photo Contest sponsored by Ruffwear®.This year’s winner—who unfortunately passed away on May 23—came from the far northern reaches of Minnesota. His name was Bobo the Blind, and he was a bit of a celebrity in those parts.bobo3“Bobo is a 4-and-half-year-old rottweiler and is actually a foster dog with Secondhand Hounds, a non-profit dog rescue in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” said Bobo’s foster mom Sarah Deimel.Sarah says Bobo arrived at Secondhand Hounds in rough shape, suffering from a rare skin condition that caused him to lose his vision along with his fur.“This is part of the reason why winning the photo contest is so amazing for Bobo,” she said. “He will get great use out of the Ruffwear dog jackets and booties to keep his hairless body warm in the cold Minnesota winters.”bobo2Despite Bobo’s medical condition, life had never been better for Sarah Deimel’s four-legged friend.“Bobo faced more than his fair share of adversity throughout his life, but he continued to be one of the happiest and sweetest dogs I had ever met,” she said. “Nothing made him happier than snuggling near his humans, napping, and chewing on antlers. He has been through a lot of medical issues in the past year and still walks around with a huge smile on his face everyday.” Related Posts:last_img read more

Manipur Express: Rex Singh stuns yet again, picking up 8 wickets for 22 runs…

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement cxu9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2bvsvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epx7r( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) x1fWould you ever consider trying this?😱gsvCan your students do this? 🌚sgoRoller skating! Powered by Firework At many a times, the contribution of a bowler can determine the fate of a cricket match. One good spell, a couple of key wickets, and an easy game can get out of hands for the opposition. Indian cricketer Rex Singh has made it into a practice. However, a ‘a couple of wickets’ is an understatement, because the youngster can send almost the entire opposition lineup to pavilion. Today’s Ranji match against Mizoram saw the same performance from the Manipuri fast bowler, who picked 8 wickets in the game!Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIIn today’s 2019-20 Ranji Trophy match at the Videocon Academy Ground in Kolkata’s Salt Lake area, the 19 year old took a staggering 8 wickets for 22 runs from 8 overs. The whole Mizoram batting order was wiped out in just 65 runs in 16 overs.Check out all of his 8 wickets in the video below, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of BCCI Domestic.Advertisement However, Rex’s prowess didn’t just stop there. He was equally marvellous with the bat, and scored 58 runs from 66 balls, with 7 fours and 1 six. At stumps, Manipur’s total score is a monumental 255 for 7 wickets, leading their North East neighbours by 190 runs.Rex was also the second highest scorer for the team after Chingangbam Singh, who scored 89 runs off 161 balls, with 16 fours. Rex has also kept strike with Thokchom Singh.The Manipuri teenager achieved similar feat in the past. Back in the Cooch Behar Trophy in December 2018, the pacer wiped out the entire opposition batting lineup, securing all 10 wickets, and made headlines.Rex, who hails from Sagolband Moirang Hanuba, a nearby town from the capital Imphal, He made his T20 debut in the 2019–20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophyon 8 November 2019. He was also the leading wicket taker in the group stages of 2018-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy, picking a total of 26 wickets out of 7 appearances for Manipur, who, however, did not qualify into the knockout stages.Earlier back in March 2019, the player revealed the secret behind his multi wicket hauls, which is a leather ball.“My coach advised me to bowl with leather ball and I just followed him. That helped me gain confidence.” Rex told Sportstar.“After that, I have worked on my bowling and mastered left-arm swing. That has helped me immensely and later, when I travelled to the National Cricket Academy, I learned how to develop overall skills. I am reaping those benefits,” the Seamer added.Rex also talked about his mentor, who is none other than Rahul Dravid: “Sir told me that I’ve swung in my hand, so I need to maintain my line and length and I’ve to keep hitting the right areas.” Watch: Snake hijacks Ranji Trophy match and stops play after slithering onto the ground! Advertisementlast_img read more