Russia Sells Second Batch of Gepard-Class Frigates to Vietnam

first_img View post tag: Vietnam Industry news Vietnam tied a contract with Rosoboronexport for delivery of an additional 2-ship batch of Project Gepard 3.9 frigates, reports Interfax referring to Sergei Rudenko, deputy director for foreign economic affairs of JSC Zelenodolsk Shipyard. According to him, in contrast to the first two Vietnamese frigates armed with missile systems, the second pair will be “antisubmarine-oriented”.Vietnam purchased first two Project Gepard 3.9 frigates in 2006; the last one was delivered in March 2011. In Vietnamese Navy, the ships obtained names of Dinh Tien Hoang and Ly Thai To. Displacement of such frigate is 2,100 tons. She is armed with antiship missile system, one 76.2-mm and two 30-mm gun mounts. Gepard-class frigate is equipped with heliport for Ka-28 or Ka-31 helicopters.Through recent years, Vietnam has tied a number of contracts with Russia for delivery of surface ships and submarines for the national naval force. In particular, in 2005 Vietnam bought twelve Project 12418 boats and began licensed production in the fall of 2010. Vietnam purchased six Project 636 Varshavyanka diesel electric submarines from Russia in 2009 for $1.8 bln. Besides, in Apr 2011 Russia agreed with Vietnam to deliver spare parts, tools and accessories for repair of navy-related equipment.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 08, 2011; Image:  komandomiliter View post tag: Russia View post tag: Second View post tag: Batch View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Gepard-Class View post tag: Frigatescenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Russia Sells Second Batch of Gepard-Class Frigates to Vietnam December 8, 2011 View post tag: sells Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia Sells Second Batch of Gepard-Class Frigates to Vietnam Share this articlelast_img read more

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Council revamps internal structure, updates policies

first_imgOne of the lesser-known branches of student government, the Club Coordination Council (CCC) plays a large role in the task of making sure all of Notre Dame’s more than 200 clubs function on a daily basis.The CCC is comprised of club members elected by their peers to represent and oversee all of the recognized student clubs on campus, senior Jimmy McEntee, president of the CCC, said. The members are divided into six subdivisions that represent the diversity of clubs included: academic, athletic, special interest, performing arts, cultural and social service, he said.“The CCC has two major responsibilities, in my opinion. First, we allocate the funds given to us by the University — approximately $300,000 — to all of the undergraduate clubs,” McEntee said. “Second, we oversee the new club process at Notre Dame, voting on whether to approve prospective clubs throughout the academic year.”Club organization, club networking and club promoting are all also tasks for which the CCC offers assistance, senior Peter Hall, CCC vice president, said.“Additionally, we are responsible for running the appeal process if clubs have unexpected events that require funding,” McEntee said. “A limited amount of funds are set aside for the varying appeals throughout the year. Finally, we serve in a position that assists clubs whenever they need help.”An executive council of elected students from among the CCC’s membership heads the group, Hall said. According to the CCC website, the executive board consists of a president, vice president and controller.The council set out three main goals for the year, Hall said.“The first is transparency. Many people do not know that this council exists, let alone what it does, so by being transparent we will raise awareness of the CCC and help to provide insight into how we operate,” Hall said. “Secondly, we wanted to take a critical look at how we operate internally to see where we could improve.“Finally, we wanted to be more efficient. Past councils have been effective, but this year we want to be effective while being efficient.”McEntee said he believed the council should focus on community between the clubs and reevaluating the CCC’s own policies and procedures.“Due to the importance of cooperation among the divisions, one goal I’ve worked very hard on is to create an environment with a greater sense of community among the divisions and understanding for clubs outside an individual member’s division,” McEntee said. “An additional goal we set at the beginning of the year involved a reexamination of the procedures and policies for the CCC. We still have on file work papers from the early [1990s] from the CCC, and not much has changed since then.“A third goal we set at the beginning of the year involved making the process for clubs to thrive and exist as smooth and pain-free as possible.”McEntee said the third goal centered on making requirements for maintaining club status “as smooth and pain-free as possible.” New changes to the processes of the meetings have helped make this year’s CCC more successful than in past years, too, he said.“Part of the reason for this change can be explained by structural changes to CCC meetings, including an announcements section at the end of meetings, where divisions can promote and highlight various events occurring within their division in the near future,” McEntee said. “As well, between solid representation at Team ND and new themed CCC meetings, our representative have developed a strong rapport that will benefit our organization as a whole come allocation season.”The division of the membership into several small groups that focus on specific issues that could improve operation has been beneficial as well, Hall said.“We have been intentional with our agenda each week and moderated conversation efficiently to ensure all points are heard, but decisions get made in a very timely fashion,” Hall said.Reexaminations of policy and procedure have been informed by systems at other universities, McEntee said.“A few CCC members contacted other universities to understand the systems in place for dealing with undergraduate clubs, and we are looking at ways to include some of the positive aspects from those schools here at Notre Dame,” McEntee said. “We have also conducted a thorough review of the CCC bylaws and are in the process of changing a few small components.”New members have also played a big role in the council’s continued success, Hall said.“We have worked hard to develop great relationships with the individual clubs. Just this past week we voted in new members, but for the first time I can remember we had more applicants than spots open,” Hall said. “This indicates more people are aware of what we do and want to be a part of the CCC.”The new changes have also helped with making allocation of funds and other club processes less difficult for the clubs, McEntee said.“I’d like to highlight the work Paul Manrique, our advisor, has done that has had a significant positive change for students,” McEntee said. “We changed our previously mandatory club information nights to Club Leadership Forums (CLF), broken down on a division-by-division basis.“This allowed clubs to be introduced to the CCC members who represent their division, a change from past years. At the CLFs, clubs were provided with a folder containing all relevant information for their organization.”McEntee said the council constantly strives to improve the experience for everyone.“We are excited for the upcoming months at the CCC, and are always looking to improve the way we do things,” he said.Tags: CCC, Club Coordination Council, SAO, Student governmentlast_img read more

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Women of Troy travel to Gonzaga

first_imgWhen the USC women’s basketball team faces Gonzaga (1-1) on Thursday in Spokane, Wash., it will mark a couple of firsts for the team.The game will be the first road contest of the season for the Women of Troy (1-1), who are coming off a 68-63 victory over Fresno State. And it will be the first meeting between the two schools in history.Up to task · Guard Ashley Corral’s matchup with Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot will renew a rivalry that goes back to high school. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanIt will not, however, be the first time sophomore guard Ashley Corral matches up against Bulldogs star Courtney Vandersloot, the reigning WCC Newcomer of the Year.Corral, a native of Washington, and Vandersloot were rivals in high school and now take that rivalry to the collegiate stage.“I know she’s a great defensive player and offensive player,” Corral said. “It’s going to take a lot for us to handle her, but I’m used to her game and I think I can [contain] her.”Corral is not the only person excited to play her old rival. USC coach Michael Cooper said he looked forward to seeing the two lead guards face each other.“It’s a good test for Ashley at this point and time in the season,” Cooper said. “You’ve got a player who may not be as deft at scoring as you are, but a very good point guard who runs her team extremely well.”Vandersloot ranked third nationally last season with nearly eight assists per game, and has been performing just as well this season. The main beneficiaries of her passing have been seniors Tiffanie Shives and Heather Bowman, who each average more than 15 points per game.USC will have to turn in a strong defensive performance if it wants to beat the high-scoring Bulldogs, who return four starters from last season’s 27-win team. Cooper credited his team for playing solid defense through its first two games and said that trend would have to continue.“We’ve been hanging our hats on [defense] all season,” he said. “Defense can definitely win you some games on the road, and that’s the approach that we’re going to take.”Briana Gilbreath will be called upon to answer Gonzaga’s high- scoring offense. Gilbreath scored 17 points in USC’s win over Fresno St.Slowing down the Bulldogs would be difficult enough without having to deal with a hostile crowd, but the Women of Troy will have to face that challenge in Spokane. The Bulldogs enjoy one of the best home court advantages in the country and went 14-3 at home last season.Still, Cooper does not expect his team to be fazed by the noise or successful home record.“We’ve been practicing for situations like that where we’re going to treat it as our home court,” he said. “Yes, it’s going to be a little difficult, but nothing we can’t handle.”It will be incumbent on Corral to settle her team down in front of a hostile crowd where, as one player put it, the opposing team is down 10 points before the game starts.“It’s a tough environment to play in,” Corral said. “I have to get the team calm and settled, execute the offense and let the game come to me.”Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Semi-finals for Baby Jet U16 tourney confirmed

first_imgThe semi-final pairings for the maiden Baby Jet U-16 tournament have been confirmed with Great Somas taking on Dansoman Barcelona while Cedar Stars will slug it out with Bolga Soccer Masters. The matches are scheduled for Saturday, September 2 with the final also taking place the same day. However, of the four teams, it is Great Somas who have done theirs in style. They booked their place winning all three games in the group stage thanks to their star man Mathew Cudjoe. The Takoradi-born forward, who is nicknamed Messi has lit up the tournament with breathtaking displays. He became the first player to net a hat-trick as Somas bested Togo Elite 4-0 in their final group stage game.  MILESTONE!! Mathew Cudjoe of Great Somas scored the first hat trick of the tournament. 5 goals in 3 games, fantastic young lad. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #BJU16Tourney pic.twitter.com/lvG0AXZSlz— Fredrick Gyan-Mante (@Freddie_GH) August 31, 2018He also has a total of three MVP awards, more than any player plus is the top scorer with five goals. ”ªSEMI-FINAL 1: Great Somas v Dansoman Barcelona ”ªSEMI-FINAL 2: Cedar Stars v Bolga Soccer Masters.”ªPOPULAR REQUEST – Attram de Visser v Cheetah FClast_img read more

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Skating rink in Winfield closes due to not paying sales tax; but owner says it will reopen

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Melinda · 286 weeks ago you are blaming this on ONE DAY that the bank was closed??? What about every day before then??? Good Grief. Sounds like a lousy excuse if you ask me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 286 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 286 weeks ago You don’t rack up $44,000 in sales tax payments over the weekend. Obviously a problem for quite some time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 286 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Guest · 286 weeks ago It can be very difficult to keep a small business afloat in this economy. I hope they are able to get everything squared away and reopen. Report Reply 0 replies · active 286 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down beenthere · 286 weeks ago Small business owners just don’t stand a chance these days. Taxed to death!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 286 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Shane Farley, Newscow.net — Interskate 77 in Winfield will resolve its sales tax issues with the state of Kansas and reopen soon, rink owner Keith Anglemyer said Monday.“If the banks were open, we’d have it settled today,” he said.On Sunday, the state seized the business, located at 515 Main, for failure to pay $44,000 in sales tax. The rink will remained closed until the matter is settled and assets could be auctioned off to pay taxes owed if a settlement is not reached.Officers seized all known bank accounts, on-site cash, inventory and personal property assets belonging to Anglemyer.In a brief interview with KSOK News, Anglemyer said the average number of skates had dropped in the past couple years. That in turn caused income flow problems.“We are starting to see increases in skate activity,” he said. “Especially birthday parties. We hope this doesn’t become an issue in the future.”Anglemyer said he has been working with state tax officials since the seizure and hopes to have the skating rink open this week.“It’s never been about making money,” he said. “But obviously we didn’t want the business to get into this shape. We’re working to have it resolved but the banking holiday has complicated matters.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Maze Runner – Scorch Trails to be played at Wellington Regent

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: The Scorch Trials (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 Time: 2 hours 9 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. (C) FoxRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 50%. Audience review: 64% approval.Coming soon: Rocky Horror Picture Show.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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