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Russia: Yaroslavl Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for Project 21820 Landing Boat

first_img View post tag: 21820 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Keel-Laying View post tag: Yaroslavl View post tag: Boat View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Navalcenter_img Solemn keel-laying ceremony of Project 21820 landing boat (serial number 701) took place at Yaroslavl Shipyard on Jan 18. The contract for construction of such boats was tied between JSC Yaroslavl Shipyard and Russian Defense Ministry on June 23, 2011.Developing organization is the Alekseyev Hydrofoil Ship Central Design Bureau (Nizhny Novgorod).Lead boat of Project 21820 built by Volga Shipyard bears the name of Ataman Platov in honor of the hero of the Patriotic War 1812 General Matvei I. Platov. To maintain continuity of names and in commemoration of 200-th anniversary of the Patriotic War 1812, it was decided to follow traditions and memorialize heroes of 1812 in names of landing boats.In accordance with Decree No. 1 issued by Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief on Jan 12, 2012, landing boat serial number 701 obtained an authentic name of Denis Davydov. Other two Project 21820 landing boats will be also laid down at Yaroslavl Shipyard in the current year.It is planned to name them in honor of Warrant Officer Lermontov and Lieutenant Rimsky-Korsakov, naval officers distinguished themselves at land front and had passed the path of war from Smolensk and Borodino to Paris.OJSC “Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant” is a modern company capable of manufacturing products for both civil and military purposes; building vessels of any difficulty level – from small patrol boats to large sea and river going vessels of displacement up to 2000 tons. Since the beginning of 60′s the plant has been mainly specializing in building the vessels of unlimited sailing region: medium fishing seiner-trawlers, rescue tugs, vessels for well-boring in coastal shelf, ships for the Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 20, 2012; Image: dong Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Yaroslavl Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for Project 21820 Landing Boat January 20, 2012 Russia: Yaroslavl Shipyard Holds Keel-Laying Ceremony for Project 21820 Landing Boat View post tag: project View post tag: Landing View post tag: holds Share this articlelast_img read more

Next Generation of Godfrey’s Serve Coast Guard to Carry on Family Tradition Dating to…

first_imgGodfreys: Herbie, Herb, and Townie aka SquidieOcean City is inexorably linked to the United States Coast Guard.  Few families, if any, in town have stronger links to that branch of the military than the Godfreys.Currently Herb Godfrey, 21, a 2014 Ocean City High School grad, is serving as a petty officer stationed at the USCG Station in Woods Hole, Mass.His younger brother Townsend, 17, has enlisted in the Coast Guard and will receive his reporting date and orders upon completion of his physical.“I couldn’t be prouder of my sons,” said Herb Townsend, Sr., well-known in town as owner of Godfrey Funeral Home. “It’s wonderful they have opted to serve their country, and even more special they have chosen to do so in the Coast Guard.”Herb and Townsend represent the latest chapter in the Godfrey Coast Guard connection, which can only be described as amazing given the extent of it’s lineage. The family can trace several family members back to an 1897 local roster what was then known as the Life Saving Service at Large, a forerunner to today’s Coast Guard.The list includes the first Townsend Godfrey of Ocean City and Reuben Godfrey whose city is listed as Corsons Inlet, among the Life Saving Service’s members.According to Ocean City historian and Life Saving Station expert John Loeper, another family member, Leaming Godfrey was a member of the Life Saving Service even earlier, from 1875 to 1876. Leaming Godfrey was also one of the world’s pre-eminent practitioners of the art of carving wooden ducks, (but that’s another story.)“Those were some pretty tough guys, and dedicated,” Loeper said. At the time the construction of Ocean City’s Life Saving Station at 4th St. and Atlantic Ave. in 1885, shipwrecks averaged about one per month, Loeper said.  Members were volunteers who lived and sometimes died by their official motto “You have to go out but you don’t have to come back so that others may live.”Only seven of the Life Saving Service stations built in the style of Ocean City’s survive today. Loeper said hundreds (as well as more elaborate ones) were constructed by the federal government in the late 1800s and into the 1910s, when shipwrecks decreased because of improving technology.The United States Congress merged the Life Saving Service with The U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to form the present day Coast Guard in 1915. According to Loeper, the Revenue Cutter Service was formed by founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  They used their speedy cutters to inspect merchant ships and those carrying immigrants as well as other vessels entering U.S. waters to ensure paperwork was in order.  That could mean tax enforcement, or deadly force if they were met with resistance.“They were some tough guys as well,” Loeper said.Ironically, when Godfrey’s son known as “Herbie” informed his dad he would be enlisting in the Coast Guard, it was for very different reasons.“He had been considering the Navy and just like most young men at that age, he wanted to try out for the Navy Seals,” Godfrey said.  But one night he came up to me and said he had chosen the Coast Guard.”   When the elder Godfrey asked why, Herbie’s response was classic: “Because I’d rather save a life than take one.”Young Herb was stationed for a year on an icebreaker on Lake Michigan, stationed in Sheboygan.“I visited him up there and never felt cold like that,” said Godfrey, whose father and brother-in-law also served in the Coast Guard. “It was 30 below zero without wind. And the wind did howl.”Presently his son is a mechanic stationed in relatively balmy Massachusetts.Townsend was considering the Air Force before he, too came to the conclusion that the Coast Guard was the right service branch.“He is a dedicated surfer and is in the water more than almost anyone I know,” Herb said. “One day I said to him ‘you might be stationed someplace in the middle of the country, hundreds of miles away from any water.’”It wasn’t long after, that Townsend decided to add to the family legacy that includes a great grandfather who bears his name. He hopes to be a rescue swimmer, his dad said.last_img read more

Ocean City Primary School and High School Pair Up For Bio Buddies

first_imgPrimary School students in 2018 get a By Maddy VitaleThe cycle of water, photosynthesis, the relationship between bees and flowers, DNA, ecology and the evolution of history, seem like pretty complex topics, especially for first grade students.But Ocean City Primary School first graders seemed to ace the biology lessons Monday, given by 24 seniors in the Ocean City High School Advanced Placement biology course.Laughter, fun and a lot of hands-on instruction, kept young minds engaged in the first, of what high school AP biology teacher Catherine Georges hopes to be many more lessons melding the two age groups, to bring another level of learning in the district.Students learn about plant life by two dynamic seniors.Called Bio Buddies, the first graders were taught in 10-minute scaled-down college level lessons at the Primary School, 550 West Ave. Georges explained that her AP biology students took the AP exam May 14. Part of the exam was to take what they learned and apply it. The perfect way, she said, was to teach other students what they had learned.First grade teacher Carrie Merritt’s students seemed to really enjoy the lessons. Like Merritt, some of the first grade teachers said their students were very attentive to the high school student-teachers, especially since they look up to the seniors.“I think it is a great experience for the young students and the high school students. We have talked about water, the ecosystem and plant life,” Merritt said. “I think the high school students really bring another level of engagement.”  Seth Pierson looked as if he had been teaching for years as he walked around the table where a group of students were seated. He was busy teaching them about evolution in Jennifer Eget’s first grade class.Pierson watched as students pasted animals in spots on their papers. Students in Seth Pierson’s evolution group get a real education.“Some of the students get it faster than others, but all of them are doing a good job solving problems,” Pierson said.Maggie Wallace, Aspen Lawlor and Jessica Yeats, got into their lesson plan. Their energy appeared to be contagious. They were teaching the students about the cycle of water using a Smartboard and pictures of various forms of precipitation.One student said her favorite picture was of a monkey who found cover under a tree in the rain. The students laughed.“We take a lesson Miss Georges taught us and visuals and tighten the lesson plan and teach the kids. It really is fun to do in a group,” said Wallace, who wants to study something to do with medicine when she attends Indiana University in the fall. “Biology is a great basis for medicine.”  Maggie Wallace, Jessica Yeats and Aspen Lawlor teach about the cycle of water.Other high school students taught about the anatomy and cells. There was also a demonstration with a dog, for the topic Animal Form Fits Function, that the students seemed to love. Student Scarlett O’Such raised her hand several times when learning about plant life. She joked, “Why am I the only one raising my hand?”The next question by her student teachers led to three of Scarlett’s classmates raising their hands to answer the question. Scarlett laughed.  Georges said she hopes to do Bio Buddies again next year.“Since this was the first year we will work out some things and do it even better next year,” she noted.She said Primary School Principal Cathleen Smith and High School Principal Matt Jamison have been very supportive of Bio Buddies.First grade teacher Carrie Merritt (left) with high school AP Biology Catherine Georges say the day was a success.last_img read more

Red Raiders Crush Bridgeton to go 3-0

first_imgBy TIM KELLYOcean City turned in its third straight dominating football performance Friday night, drubbing Bridgeton 42-0 in a West Jersey Football League Independence Division game at Bridgeton.The Red Raiders raised their record to 3-0 with the win, while the Bulldogs slipped to 0-2.Ocean City is not only unbeaten but also unscored upon, racking up 126 points on the season. The Raiders rolled to their third straight shutout, thought to be the first time in program history that has happened to start a season.“I’m obviously very excited about the win and how we’ve played so far,” Red Raider Head Coach Kevin Smith said. “The level of competition will jump up next week, so we have to be ready for it. But there’s a lot to be pleased about right now.”Unlike last week, when the Raiders scored three TD’s on defense, the offense was in the spotlight this time. Quarterback Joe Repetti was a standout. The 6-foot, 175-pounder lit up the scoreboard with four scoring passes to give him eight for the young season, and as Smith pointed out “with no interceptions.”The junior signal caller hooked up with Jaden Rogers for TD’s of 28 and 14 yards on the Raiders’ first two possessions and added a third 12-yarder to Isaac Wilson later in the quarter.Brandon McGonigle tacked on all three extra-point kicks – on the way to a 5-for-5 night.Rogers’ TDs were his first as a varsity player.“It was great to get him going on offense,” Smith said.Sean Mazzitelli’s one-yard run in the third quarter was his first varsity score as well. Quarterback Joe Repetti, who sparked Ocean City with four touchdown passes, including two in the first quarter to Jaden Rogers, leads the Red Raiders’ offense.For the third straight week, the Raiders sprinted out to a lead of 35-0 or greater in the first half to invoke the running clock “mercy rule,” in which the game clock keeps moving for everything except injuries, scores and charged timeouts. It does not stop while officials are stepping off penalties, of which the Raiders were assessed more than 60 yards.Repetti added his fourth scoring pass of the game late in the first half, a 19-yarder to Jake Schneider, who now has four TD pass receptions for the year. The Raider defense clamped down on the Bulldogs, limiting them to an unofficial total of just seven yards of total offense for the half.“Jake Inserra was all over the field at linebacker,” Smith said. Tommy Oves kept the Raiders’ streak of at least one defensive score in each game going when he fell on a Bridgeton fumble in the end zone in the fourth quarter.Ocean City wasted no time at the start of the game establishing its superiority over the Bulldogs, who list only 27 players on their roster. Repetti’s first strike to Rogers came in the first 30 seconds.Then, after a Bridgeton 3-and-out (the Bulldogs would not earn a first down until the third quarter) Repetti led the Raiders on a 10-play, 51-yard drive. One of the big plays along the way was a reverse with Wilson handing off to a streaking Schneider for a 10-yard first down pickup.On his scoring pass to Wilson, Repetti connected for a short gain, and Wilson made some sweet moves to elude two other would-be tacklers.Ocean City will attempt to go 4-0 next Friday when Absegami invades Carey Stadium at 6 p.m.The scoreboard flashes the outcome in Ocean City’s lopsided win. Ocean City players gather along the sideline during a stoppage of play in Friday night’s win at Bridgeton.last_img read more

Traveling Holiday Dinner

first_imgKeep track of how long foods have been on the buffet table. The two-hour rule isimportant. “Never let foods sit at room temperature more than two hours,” Harrisonsaid. On the buffet table, keep hot foods hot (140 degrees or warmer) with chafing dishes,crock pots or warming trays. Keep cold foods 40 degrees or colder by nesting dishes inbowls of ice. Or use small serving bowls and replace them often. That means washing your hands before and after handling food. It means keeping yourkitchen, dishes and utensils clean, too. And always serve food on clean plates. They’re safe indefinitely in the freezer, she said. But most will taste best if eaten withinfour months. To be safe, thoroughly reheat leftovers to 165 degrees. “You can’t smell or taste these bacteria in food,” Harrison said. “The only way to keepthem from ruining your party is to make a point of preparing and handling foodsafely.” After the meal, throw out any foods that sat for more than two hours on the buffettable, Harrison said. Other leftovers are safe in the refrigerator for four days. Divide the carved meat and turkey parts into small, shallow containers.That will allow the turkey to cool fast and evenly and reheat quickly at meal time. When you travel, pack the turkey and other perishable foods in a cooler with ice orfrozen gel packs. When you get where you’re going, refrigerate the foods quickly. You can cook the turkey a day ahead, Harrison said, but not if want to take it whole.You can’t safely cool and then reheat a whole cooked turkey. If you must cook a dayahead, go ahead and carve it. Reheat the foods in a 325-degree oven or a microwave to an internal temperature of165 degrees, or until they’re steaming hot. “To transport an unstuffed cooked turkey,” Harrison said, “take it out of the oven,immediately wrap it in foil and put it straight into the cooler. Then put it into thewarmest spot in the car.” What about a cooked stuffed turkey? “Don’t try to transport it stuffed,” she said.”Remove the stuffing immediately after cooking and transport it in a dish, not in theturkey.” If you have to travel an especially long way, Harrison said, maybe it’s best toreconsider. “Bacteria are everywhere. But a few types especially like to crash parties,” said JudyHarrison, a foods specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Be sure you cook the turkey in an oven set no lower than 325 degrees. Cook it until ameat thermometer placed in the thigh reaches 180 degrees. Then let it stand 20minutes. But if you’re not careful, these meals can lead to some of the holidays’ worst, too. These feasts can offer the best of the fall holidays. People tend to bring only their bestfoods to share with their families and friends. “Dinner on the grounds,” a treasured tradition in rural churches, still delights manyGeorgians. It carries over into large family gatherings and many other holiday settings. If it’s stuffed, remove the stuffing and cool it quickly in small, shallow dishes. Carveall the meat from the turkey, leaving legs, thighs and wings if you wish. If you’re taking the turkey, be especially careful. “Sometimes it’s safer just to give up on the idea of taking your feast across thecountry,” she said. “Look for new traditions when you get there.” Don’t partially cook a turkey ahead of time and then finish it before the meal, either. Itcan’t be safely done. Some of the culprits, she said, are Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridiumperfringens and Listeria monocytogenes. If they lurk in your food, you won’t be able totell it.last_img read more

Sandy Contract Probes Spark Nassau Feud

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau lawmakers are concerned about contracts for Sandy recovery work, such as the repairs to the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and surrounding area that caused this truck to fall into an East Rockaway sinkhole last fall.Members of a key Nassau County committee debated Monday whether to approve seven-figure contracts to companies hired for Sandy recovery following reports that some are subject to audits and criminal investigation.Democratic lawmakers accused the legislature’s Republican leadership of rushing to approve funds to firms under scrutiny and refusing their request to have County Comptroller George Maragos answer questions from the Rules Committee regarding his probe.“I’m just wondering if we’re doing the proper investigatory work on our end before we vote yes or no,” Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) said while joining calls that Maragos clarify the issue before the vote.“Until [Maragos] completes his audit and review, we thought that it would be premature for us to consider bringing him before us,” said Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow).The more than $1 million contract that sparked the debate was to pay Manhattan-based Hazen Sawyer Engineering, one of a dozen firms being audited, for coordinating storm-damage repair work through the end of March. The contract was later approved along party lines.Lawmakers also expressed concern with a recent Newsday report citing anonymous sources saying that District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office is investigating whether Huntington-based Looks Great Services Inc. properly paid workers it hired for the county’s Sandy cleanup. A spokesman for Rice was not available for comment.“The comptroller’s office has sent letters to 12 of the largest contractors requesting information on any sub-contractors employed in the course of county work during and post-Superstorm Sandy, including amounts paid to these subcontractors,” Jostyn Hernandez, a spokesman for Maragos, told the Press. “The comptroller has invited all the legislators to personally review Superstorm Sandy-related claims.”Balking at that suggestion was Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn), who’s running against former comptroller Howard Weitzman for the Democratic Party line to challenge Maragos, a Republican, in the November elections.“It’s the difference between having up to 19 private meetings with each and every legislator and one public meeting,” Wink said. “What can be said behind closed doors can be said right here on the record.”Field audits of Nassau’s contracts are common in cases that involve outside funding—in this case, federal Sandy aid—according to Ken Arnold, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Works, which he said assists in providing documents.Advocates also spoke out against approving the contracts without more input from Maragos. They included leaders of nonprofits Long Island Jobs with Justice and the Park Advocacy and Recreation Council of Nassau.Legis. Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) said not approving the contracts would slow the county’s Sandy repairs. “The Sandy recovery effort has to go forward, you can’t stop these contracts,” he said.During a separate committee meeting later Monday, Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) called on GOP legislative leaders to hold hearings on the Sandy contracts, saying, “We want to make sure the work that we’ve approved is being done.”-With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

Federal government re-opens Tuesday, funded to Feb. 8

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr President Donald Trump signed a House and Senate-passed continuing resolution Monday night to fund the federal government through Feb. 8. Though NCUA and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau operations were unaffected, credit unions across the country rolled out additional products and services for affected members.“We’re thankful that this situation has been resolved for the millions of credit union members affected by the shutdown. Credit unions embodied the ‘people helping people’ mantra over the past few days, reaching out to affected members in numerous ways to help them ensure financial stability, and it was inspiring to witness their dedication,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA will remain fully engaged to protect credit union funding priorities as negotiations continue for a more permanent funding solution.”Credit union responses to the shutdown include:America’s First CU, Riverdale, Utah, is offering a special Furlough Assistance Loan to affected federal employees of up to $3,000 with terms up to seven months, with one month interest-free; continue reading »last_img read more

Homes with a fireplace for those cosy nights in

first_img17 Mizzen Street, Manly WestThe owner of this traditional Queenslander-style home will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a cosy spot to curl up in front the fire with a good book.There are four in total in this this home at 17 Mizzen Street, Manly West. Originally built 17 Mizzen Street, Manly West, has four fireplaces dotted throughiut its living areas and bedrooms.around 1894 for the local Hargreaves family, it has since undergone several renovations to create what is today a prestigious family home on a spacious 2,000sqm block. The building’s traditional characteristics have been accentuated by the addition of contemporary fittings, to seamlessly blend colonial quirks with modern functionality.Four gas fire places are dotted around the bedrooms and living spaces to create a welcoming warmth in the cooler months. The house also features a large media room, workshop space in the four-car garage, a pool and pavilion, and separate studio.The four-bedroom property is open to expressions of interest through David Green of Harcourts Green Living.You might find it hard to keep your attention focused on the boxset you’re watching at 107 While away the hours over a cup of tea and sympathy, as the flames provide a sense of comfort and warmth. Surrounded by a stylish grey and white herringbone tiled mantle, it brings a level of sophistication to the room, which continues throughout the rest of the house.This include the four bedrooms, three bathrooms, designer kitchen and multitude of living areas. When the weather warms back up, there is a salt-water pool and alfresco terrace/pergola to cool you down.The house is open to expressions of interest through Dwight Colbert of Ray White, Aspley. Settle in on the comfy sofas in this TV room at 107 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. Commodore Driv e , Paradise Waters. Why? Because the pebble gas fireplace below the TV set may prove a more eye-catching prospect. Sink back into large, comfy couches, and slowly relax as you watch the mesmerising flames flicker away. The fireplace is not the only feature in this sprawling coastal home. It also comes with four bedroom, four bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, mosaic tiled pool, ducted airconditioning, a video intercom, rainwater tank, and four-car secure car garage.With river frontage the property is on the market for $5.5 million through Bob and Russell Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago This fireplace at 139 Ridge Street, Northgate, brings a touch of warmth to this formal sitting room.A stunning feature fireplace is the focus of the formal sitting room in a contemporary home at 139 Ridge Street, Northgate.last_img read more

Porto striker walks off pitch after monkey chants

first_img Conceicao blasted the home fans before posting a photo of his player on social media with the message: “We are all Moussa.” “We are completely indignant at what happened,” he added. “We know the passion that exists at Vitoria and I think that most fans do not recognise themselves in the attitude of other people who insulted Moussa. Porto’s Mali international striker Moussa Marega walked off the pitch in disgust after being subjected to a torrent of monkey chants in a stormy Portuguese league game at Vitoria Guimaeres on Sunday night. The 28-year-old had scored a 60th-minute winner for Porto against his former club which sparked the home fans to aim even more vitriol at the France-born player which had started as early as the pre-match warm-up. FC Porto’s Malian forward Moussa Marega left the pitch after racists chants In the 71st minute, Marega signalled to the bench that he was walking off in protest even though teammates, Porto coach Sergio Conceicao and Vitoria players tried to get him to stay on the pitch. As he walked off, an angry and upset Marega gave a thumbs-down signal with both gloved hands to the home fans. He had already been given a yellow card for his goal celebration. Marega played for Vitoria Guimaeres from 2016-2017 on loan from Porto, scoring 13 goals in 25 games. Marega later wrote on Instagram after the game, which Porto won 2-1, that his tormentors were “idiots who come to the stadium just to make racist chants.” “And I also thank the referees for not protecting me and for giving me a yellow card because I am defending my skin colour. “I hope I will never see you again on a football field. You are a disgrace.” Read Also: Ligue 1: Quickfire strikes put Marseille in sight of Champions League “We are a family, regardless of nationality, skin or hair colour. We are all human, we deserve respect. What has happened here is lamentable.” Vitoria Guimaraes or the Portuguese football federation were yet to comment on the incident. Sporting Lisbon, one of Porto’s bitterest rivals, issued a statement supporting Marega and “repudiating any act of racism or social prejudice”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

A new ‘Sherman Era’ begins today

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Biergarten at the historic Sherman, formerly the Sherman House will officially open Friday, September 8. The Biergarten opens at 3 p.m., ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Derek Foster from 6 to 9 p.m.“Everyone is invited to attend this event, help us celebrate this important milestone in The Sherman renovations over the past 18 months and stay on for live music, German sausage, pretzel and other food and beverages,” invited Peyton Hughes.The Biergarten is fashioned to resemble Biergartens found in Germany and also to be a place for friends and family including children to spend quality time together.HPH Hospitality LLC has completed extensive renovations during the last two years in order to extend the German Character throughout the building and reestablish the Sherman as a central facility of commerce, travel and social life.last_img read more