Back to overview,Home naval-today Last Group of Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completes Training at Sevmash View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Vikramaditya View post tag: completes View post tag: crew View post tag: Second View post tag: Sevmash April 2, 2012 View post tag: Group Last Group of Second Course of INS Vikramaditya Crew Completes Training at Sevmash View post tag: last View post tag: News by topic The last group of the second course (7-th group, engineering department staff) received diplomas on March 28.According to the ship’s repair and modernization contract, Russia must train Indian mariners who are to serve on the carrier.As was reported by press service of JSC Sevmash, first 152-men course trained in Russia since March 14 till Nov 4, 2011. Second course (112 men) started training on Sept 1, 2011. Indian servicemen had been studying theory for 4 months in the Kuznetsov Naval Academy (St. Petersburg) and arrived in Severodvinsk on Jan 1, 2012.Among attendants of the graduation ceremony were chief of observation group Mr. Shrinivas, head of Sevmash training center Viktor Pustovalov, director of production training group Nikolai Zhirkov, and top specialist of state-led corporation Rostehnologii Stanislav Klimanov. All of them wished Indian sailors safe return home and reminded they would visit Russia again to pass shipboard practice.Trainees of the 3-rd and the largest (405 men) course are preparing to study theory. They will arrive in St. Petersburg late in April, reports Sevmash‘s press service.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 02, 2012; Image: sevmash Share this article View post tag: Training View post tag: INS View post tag: course
Imagine you’re standing on the bow of a boat, fly in hand with your line stripped off. As you scan the water for shadows or movement, you’re ready to make a cast, and a fish can appears out of nothingness. Now you’ve got a lock on what you think might be the fish you’ve been looking for all morning. It is indeed a fish only 35 feet away, and pointed right at you! A couple quick false casts later and your fly lands perfectly in his line of sight. The fish sees the fly and surges on it. Hook set and fish on!Heart stopping stuff, am I right? You may be thinking I’ve set the scene for a flats fishing scenario, where bonefish, tarpon or permit are the target species. But the series of events described above can be a common occurrence much closer to home.Longnose gar. That’s right, another trash fish glorified in a fly fishing blog. These fish can provide anglers with a great thrill, especially when they’re the fish you are targeting. Longnose gar can be found throughout the eastern seaboard and as far west as the Mississippi drainage area. They inhabit slow moving rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries. Longnose gar are basically dinosaurs that have found no need to evolve. With an elongated snout outfitted with hundreds of thumbtack-like teeth and distinct spots lining their sides, the aesthetics of these fish alone are a compelling reason to chase them on a fly rod. Gar also have the ability to breathe air. Often you see them doing so on warm days throughout the summer.Gar fishing is true sight fishing. The ‘flats fishing’ situation I described earlier is exactly what we’re looking for. Gar that are looking to feed are typically in the upper areas of the water column, making them easier to see. When they take in a breath of air they are a dead giveaway, like when tarpon roll. They often inhabit slower eddies, downstream of larger rocks or downed trees. Gar give anglers a fight that is rare in freshwater fishing. They will jump, thrash, and roll as they try to get you disconnected.As far as tackle goes, we like using 6-8wt rods and reels with smooth drags, spooled up with warmwater floating line. Since gar have teeth and can nick up your leader with a couple of headshakes, it’s not a bad idea to run a 9foot 20lb fluorocarbon leader. These fish really seem to key in on white streamers with a lot of movement. I have pictured a few flies that I’ve had a decent amount of success on. Top two flies are articulated baitfish flies, both of which have a ton of movement and extremely sharp stinger hooks, which have a better shot at penetrating the gar’s boney mouth parts. The fly on the bottom is little more than unbraided nylon rope tied to a hook. The idea here is that the nylon gets wrapped up in the hundreds of tiny teeth, almost like Velcro.Gar frequently pop up when you least expect it. If there doesn’t seem to be enough time to switch rods or flies, I’d say throw what you’ve got on there. We’ve seen these fish landed on anything from clawdads to poppers. If you’re looking to try something new this summer, find out what waters around you have gar (or other species you don’t normally chase). You might even find your new favorite species to chase on the fly.—Cole Columbus is a fly fishing guide with the Albemarle Angler in Charlottesville, Virginia
Eureka >> St. Bernard’s Allison Sobol and the McKinleyville Panthers once again showed why they are the cream of the crop in girls prep golf. And that’s not just in the Humboldt-Del Norte League, but arguably the entire North Coast Section.Sobol shot a low round of 70 to claim the individual victory, and the Mack girls shot 348 to take the team title at the H-DN’s fifth meet of the season Wednesday at the Eureka Municipal Golf Course.Looking to extend a winning streak that dates back to the …
5 December 2011A grouping of the 54 African countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban spoke out on Monday, expressing concern at what it described as attempts by some developed countries to kill the Kyoto Protocol.The group is taking the lead in demanding that a second commitment period to the treaty be finalised immediately and that a legal political agreement be reached in Durban.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), currently taking place in Durban, is also the 7th meeting of parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which is due to expire at the end of 2012, unless renewed.The marathon talks entered their second week on Monday, but there has been no clear indication as to what will happen to the Kyoto Protocol. Countries have to sign up for another legally binding emissions reduction period if they want to keep the protocol going after 2012.The African common positionThe African delegates are also demanding immediate action from all parties “to stop Durban from collapsing”.They also want the African common position – agreed upon in Mali in September – to be advanced in Durban if the continent is to benefit at all from the talks.“Developed parties to the Kyoto Protocol must honour their commitments through ambitious mitigation commitments for a second and subsequent commitments period,” said Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, the African group chairperson.The group further said that, should a second commitment period be achieved, developed nations should reduce their carbon emissions by at least 40 percent in the period 2013 to 2017 and by at least 95 percent by 2050.“We stress the urgency of agreeing to a second commitment in Durban and of elaborating measures to avoid a gap between commitment periods,” said Mpanu Mpanu.Developed countries “have shown us economic leadership, political leadership and sometimes military leadership – and now we want them to show us climate leadership.”Call for review of Clean Development MechanismOn adaptation and finance, Mpanu Mpanu said Africa wanted Durban to agree on a review of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which he said was currently not effective, with very few states benefiting from it.The CDM allows a country with an emission-reduction or emission-limitation commitment under the Kyoto Protocol to implement an emission-reduction project in developing countries. Such projects can earn saleable certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2, which can be counted towards meeting Kyoto targets.It is the first global, environmental investment and credit scheme of its kind.“What we are saying is that the CDM should be doing what it was meant to do. We should ensure that the rules are fairer and meet the expectations of African states,” Mpanu Mpanu said.EU lambasts Kyoto naysayersIn a separate press conference, the European Union (EU) lashed out at countries that have indicated that they were no longer interested in signing up for the Kyoto Protocol.The EU also reiterated its support of the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol, but said it wanted a roadmap out of Durban that would illustrate each country’s contribution to curb climate change.It highlighted its unhappiness over Japan, Russia and Canada’s insistence on staying out of the agreement.Poland’s new environment minister, Marcin Korolec, said: “The EU has been the only party here that has been consistently saying Durban must produce a package of decision to help us mitigate climate change but we want an agreement that will be equal to everybody… we see a second commitment as a bridge, and it must be achieved.”Source: BuaNews
The 29 protesters arrested by the Aarey Police in the early hours of Saturday were on Sunday granted bail by a holiday court. The protesters, which include women and students, were accused of assaulting the duty policemen who were enforcing bandobast at Aarey from Friday night, when the MMRCL started cutting the trees in the area. Advocate Aditya Bambulkar, who appeared on behalf of the accused, confirmed that they were granted bail by the holiday court in Dindoshi. “They have been granted conditional bail on a cash bond of ₹7,000 each. The conditions of the bail also requite them to appear at the police station for inquiries,” Mr. Bambulkar said.
In the fourth edition of The Graduates, austouch.com.au caught up with former Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) player, Nathan Norford, who played for the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones at the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships. After two years playing for QSST, Nathan Norford’s final National Youth Championships was a chance to play for his permit, North Queensland, for the first time at the NYC level.And it turned out to be an impressive performance from the Tropical Cyclones 18’s Boys team, making it to the semi finals of the event. Norford hopes that his experience and leadership at this year’s NYC helps the side for years to come and hopes he can continue to help the side in other roles in the future. “Further down the track I’d love to coach these boys and mentor them. I’ve got my little brother playing in the side and he played really well and all the young boys, it’s a good chance for them to play on a bigger stage,” he said. Norford had his chance to play against QSST on day one of the NYC, and says that he was ‘a bit nervous’ but enjoyed playing against his former team. “We played them early in the tournament, we came out and matched them for close to 10 to 15 minutes and then Queensland kept their same intensity and we couldn’t match it for the whole game I guess,” Norford said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever played for Cyclones, everyone likes to play for their region. At the same time, you’ve got a little bit of rivalry between the New South Wales and the Queensland teams. It’s a little bit of pressure on yourself to stand up to that.”Norford has plenty of fond memories of his time at the National Youth Championships over the past three years and says that he is ‘pretty disappointed’ that it has all come to an end, but knows there is plenty to look forward to in the future. “You always love coming away to these championships, and it’s a good way to test out your ability but there’s still 20’s and there’s still Open’s, so there’s a lot to look forward to.”“Probably the biggest thing I enjoy about Youth Champs is playing a good standard of Touch. Week in, week out we probably don’t get that as much in Townsville or North Queensland compared to the southern areas. (I also enjoy) meeting new people, seeing some many people, and you’re all here for the same passion.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez: We need miracle for survivalby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafa Benitez has admitted Newcastle will need a “miracle” to avoid relegation this season. Toon are currently 15th on the table, five points ahead of the drop zone.Benitez said: “We have to be realistic and understand that we will be in the bottom half during the whole season.”For me, it is almost clear and if we can be better than three teams, it will be another miracle.”It was a miracle last year. People were thinking, ‘Oh, you finished 10th…’, but with a couple fewer wins, we could have been in the bottom five, so it was a miracle.”If we do the same this year with teams spending even more money than last year, it will be a miracle.”
IG/drewroc5Coming out of high school, Aaron and Andrew Harrison were known as physical, athletic guards who could dominate most of the competition at the college level. Many analysts don’t believe the twins will have the same advantages as they head to the NBA. Draft Express‘ Andrew Harrison profile says his “athleticism doesn’t leap off the page, as he lacks great quickness or explosiveness.” Apparently Harrison is taking the critique pretty seriously, and he took to Instagram to try to change that reputation. We’re not sure if this will shake up any perceptions about Harrison as an athlete, but it looks like he has pretty impressive ups. Draft Express currently has Harrison going No. 32 to the Houston Rockets.
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