Russian Northern Fleet Ends Barents Sea Exercises

first_img Authorities More than 15 warships, nuclear and diesel submarines, as well as the division of coastal forces and naval aviation were involved in the exercise.The final stage of the Barents Sea drills, comprising combat firing with cruise missiles, included a simulation attack on enemy warships. Following the scenario of the attack, the submarines were to strike surface ships from submerged positions.As reported by ITAR-TASS News Agency, among the vessels participating in the drills were the Admiral Ushakov warship, antisubmarine ship Severomorsk and small antisubmarine ships Shnezhnogorsk and Yunga.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 18, 2014; Image: Russian Ministry of Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russian View post tag: Exercises The Russian Northern Fleet concluded bilateral tactical exercises in the Barents Sea yesterday, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence. September 18, 2014 View post tag: Barents Sea Russian Northern Fleet Ends Barents Sea Exercises View post tag: News by topic View post tag: fleet View post tag: Naval Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Northern Fleet Ends Barents Sea Exercises View post tag: europe View post tag: Northern View post tag: Endslast_img read more

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NSBF tournament … Plaisance Academy down defending champions Kwakwani 47-30

first_imgBy Daniel HaynesON a day when the U-16 quarter-finals got underway, blowouts, upsets and walkovers were the trend as the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG), National Schools Basketball Festival closed out its second weekend. The first game of the day ended as a walkover for Bishops’ High School girls after Berbice High School failed to show up for their rematch. The walkover continued into the first quarterfinal of the day with St. Rose’s High being awarded their game after Bladen Hall only had three players at the start of play.The second quarterfinal of the day featured Mackenzie High having a dominating performance over St Joseph High. The game finished 78-17 with 8 of Mackenzie’s players scoring.Leading their charge was Yannick Tappin who turned in a double-double with 16 points and 11 steals. Assisting him were Odiame Reece, Denzil Roberts and Rasheed Liverpool, with Reece scoring 8 and Roberts and Liverpool finishing with 6 apiece. For St Joseph Tahir Meusa turned in 6 points for his side.Marian Academy pulled through to a shaky 4-point win against North Georgetown Secondary in a game ending 16-12. North Georgetown, newcomers to the tournament, were able to hold Marian to 5 points at the half while scoring 2 of their own. The second half, however, saw many missed chances and missed calls by the referees.However, Marian was able to pull through, led by Jahleel Young’s 10 points. The national centre stated after the game, “It was a wake-up call. We need to improve and get better as we advance in the tournament.”For North Georgetown Jamol Shepherd scored 8 points in the losing effort, with Raymond Glen adding the remaining 4 points.In the final game of the night, Plaisance Academy sent home defending champions Kwakwani Secondary in an upset blowout game 47-30. From the tip, Plaisance came out with defensive intensity, coupled with good looks at the basket for point conversions.Kwakwani looked out of sync offensively, failing to convert on most of their shots. The height and size of the Plaisance players proved to be the determining factor in the game as Andrew Johnson poured in 20 points in the effort. He was supported by Shamar Payne and Ismail Chapman who scored 11 and 10 points respectively.For Kwakwani Secondary, Isaiah David, Isaiah Hintzen finished with 6 points apiece with Kadeem Dover scored 5.Action continues in the tournament on Friday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The organisers hope there will be no 2-hour delay at the start like the one experienced on Sunday, due to University of Guyana’s basketball practice.The tournament is sponsored by Digicel, Banks DIH Limited and Beharry Group of Companies.last_img read more

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Got Styrofoam? Middletown Will Recycle It

first_imgBefore the machine’s arrival, Maloney said residents would often put Styrofoam with other recyclables. It would end up in Middletown’s single-stream recycling collection as a contaminant, causing problems for the entire recycling process. When Styrofoam wasn’t mistakenly mixed with recycling, it was being thrown into the garbage. While this was the correct action to take, it was not an environmentally conscious one. Maloney explained that Styrofoam takes up a lot of space in a landfill. By saving space in the landfill, Maloney said the county is also saving money. New Collection Sites at Recycling Yard, Train Station What he did not expect was for the machine to be constantly jam-packed, nearly two months after its debut. “Most people will do everything they can to not throw things into the garbage if they think it can be recycled,” Maloney said. “The problem is Styrofoam had no alternative (for recycling) around here or anywhere close.” By Raven Rentas Three collection bins, and the recycling machine itself, are located at the Middletown Recycling Center, and two collection bins can be found at the Middletown train station. The Middletown Recycling Center is located at 52 Kanes Lane and is open Thursday through Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Middletown train station’s collection bin is always available. It is located toward the back of the train station’s parking lot on Church Street.  “Styrofoam is not really heavy, so we don’t get charged a lot to bring it to a landfill, but the impact it has in volume is huge,” Maloney said. “The education process is ongoing and we’re going to try to step it up each time,” Maloney said. Maloney was introduced to a concept similar to the Styrofoam recycling machine seven years ago at a conference. After seeing one in Sussex County, his interest in the idea grew. “I’ve always seen Styrofoam as a problem, both environmentally and economically,” he said.center_img Maloney explained that over the course of a week, employees will pick up Styrofoam from the two collection sites and fill up an entire 40 cubic yard container. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when the recycling center is closed, workers will process Styrofoam through the recycling machine. At least two people put the Styrofoam into a machine where it travels down a shoot and gets chopped up. Maloney said it then gets melted down and “comes out looking like soft serve ice cream.” Employees eventually stack it down to pallets, bringing the Styrofoam to its final condensed form. This form is sold to Princeton Moulding Group, a local company that uses the recycled Styrofoam to make pictures frames and molding for construction. According to recycling supervisor Joe Puzzo, the condensed form of Styrofoam is around one-hundredth the size of the standard product. Maloney said from the Christmas season to now, the department of public works has reduced bulky Styrofoam into five condensed pallets. There are multiple steps to this drastic transformation.  Middletown is home to the only two collection sites in Monmouth County that accept Styrofoam, a brand of expanded polystyrene (EPS), the plastic foam that is often used in packaging. It is commonly used to protect electronics, furniture and other fragile items in shipping. The township’s sustainability efforts are nowhere near complete. Maloney said the township is expecting to establish another collection site in the Bayshore area, possibly near Port Monmouth, in coming months. MIDDLETOWN – When Middletown Township revealed its Styrofoam recycling machine Dec. 26, public works director Ted Maloney expected it to be filled with leftover packaging from the holidays.  “It’s been a whole continuous stream of it (Styrofoam) coming into the recycling center, so it’s great,” Maloney said. “There’s really no slowing of the stream, that’s for sure.” The collection bins are surrounded by other recycling containers as well, for items such as cardboard and paper. Although both sites are in Middletown, Styrofoam recycling is available to all residents in the county. The collection bins are labeled to remind citizens which plastic foam is acceptable.  The Styrofoam recycling machine is just a small part of Middletown’s efforts to be more sustainable. According to Maloney, the township switched from dual stream recycling to single stream several years ago. Maloney said they also introduced the phrase “strive for five,” to remind its residents of the five materials they are allowed to recycle. He said they tag recycling carts that have nonrecyclables in them. They do this to educate residents while also making it easier for the recycling collection company to identify which carts are contaminated.last_img read more

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UPDATED: Matt Brind’ Amour scores twice to lead Leafs to 4-4 draw against Hawks

first_imgSunday Nelson ends the preseason with a return match against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m.Leafs open exhibition season Wednesday in Beaver ValleyThe Nelson Leafs broke camp Sunday and now coach and GM Dave McLellan will get an opportunity to see his players in action as the Heritage City squad travels to Beaver Valley Wednesday to face the Nitehawks.The game is the first of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition seaon for the Leafs and second for the Hawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday the Leafs conclude the preseason with a game against the Hawks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Leafs open the regular season Friday, September 12 against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Game time is 7 p.m. Matt Brind’ Amour scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 4-4 tie against Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action in Fruitvale.Robson Cramer and Sam Weber added singles while Liam Hall has two assists for the Leafs.Nelson led 3-2 after one period before the Hawks scored twice in the second to grab a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.Both teams played a roster filled with younger players as the respective coaching staffs looked over their teams.The game was the second in as many nights for the Hawks, which dumped Creston 5-1 Tuesday at home.Nelson meets Creston Friday before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

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