US Navy’s CURV-21 and Russian Yantar Vessel Join ARA San Juan Search

first_imgU.S. Navy has directed Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) to deploy the cable operated unmanned recovery vehicle (CURV) 21 to join the search efforts for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan.The search effort, which began on November 15, when the submarine went missing, recently shifted focus to undersea assets capable of deep seafloor searches.The CURV-21 arrived in Argentina in an Air Force C-5 on Friday, December 01, 2017.CURV-21 is a 6,400-pound remotely operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with continuous transmission frequency modulation (CTFM) sonar for target detection and a high-resolution digital still camera, black and white, and color television camera.In addition to CURV-21, Russian oceanographic research ship Yantar will join the search along with the U.S. Atlantis research vessel. The vessels are equipped with deep submergence vehicles that allow them to examine undersea areas nearly 6,000 meters deep.last_img read more

Chicken, pork prices in Negros Occ. ‘slightly’ increase under GCQ

first_imgOn the other hand, Decena said the average price of eggs decrease due to lower transports costs. A layer farm egg outlet is based only in this city. Provincial veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena on May 28 attributed the slight increase in prices of meat products to the prevailing community quarantine measures. Pork, on the other hand, is now being sold at P205.42 per kg. – P0.63 higher than its previous price of P204.79. “There’s higher demand as slaughter increases due to (the) bulk-buying scheme. People tend to store pork for their consumption because transportation is limited,” said Decena. Prevailing prices range from P6.34 to P8.18 per piece, depending on the size. These are lower by P0.19 to P0.31 per piece compared to the previous prices that ranged from P6.53 to P8.49.(With a report from PNA/PN) Currently, native chicken costs P253.26 per kg., up from its previous P253.12. The price per kg. of carabeef is now pegged at P261.62. It is higher than last week’s P260.90A kg of beef costs P266.38 from the previous P265.98, while chevon costs P316.96 – up from last week’s P316.01. BACOLOD City – Prices of chicken, pork and other meat products in this province have slightly increased in the period of general community quarantine.According to the latest report of the Provincial Veterinary Office, the average price per kilogram of dressed broiler chicken has gone up by P0.06 while native chicken increased to P0.14.On May 26, the price per kilogram (kg.) of dressed boiler chicken increased to P162.61 from P162.55 on May 18.last_img read more

Terry snubs Bernstein at handover

first_img Press Association Asked if he shook Bernstein’s hand, Terry replied: “No.” Bernstein insisted he was unaware of the Chelsea player’s snub when quizzed on the matter by Sky Sports News. “I didn’t notice anything,” said Bernstein, who will stand down from his role in July. “My relationships with everyone here are really fantastic. I didn’t notice a thing and I think we should talk about more positive things than that sort of nonsense.” Asked about his relationship with Terry, Bernstein admitted they were “a little distant” but seemed cool on making any attempt to build bridges when asked if there was any hope reconciliation. He said: “I don’t know. I’m not really terribly concerned. I have other things to think about. In my last three months, I have other priorities.” Terry was stripped of the England captaincy by the FA in February last year while he awaited trial on charges of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand in a match in October 2011. Bernstein informed Terry that he had been removed as captain during a phone call in early February 2012, just days after it was confirmed Terry would stand trial in July of that year. Although Terry was cleared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of making a racist insult to Ferdinand, he was later charged by the FA over the incident. The Chelsea captain confirmed to Sky Sports News that he had rejected Bernstein’s attempt to shake hands. Bernstein was the man who stripped Terry of the England captaincy after his racism charge. Terry is also unhappy with Bernstein’s role in his court case last year where he was cleared of a racism offence though later banned for four matches by the FA. Terry said: “It’s a difficult one for me – he went and spoke about me in the court case.” center_img John Terry snubbed Football Association chairman David Bernstein’s attempt to shake hands at Friday’s Champions League trophy handover.last_img read more

UW prepares for final home game

first_imgFresh off of its exciting 3-2 overtime victory against Michigan State last Sunday, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (6-10-0, 1-4-0 Big Ten) is looking to carry its momentum further as it faces in-state rival University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (8-8-0, 3-4-0 Horizon) in its final home match of the season at the McClimon Soccer Complex tonight at 7 p.m.Although Wisconsin has won 11 of the past 14 matches with UW-GB, the all-time results between the two teams are knotted up at 14 wins a piece with zero draws. And while the Badgers defeated the Phoenix last year 4-1 in Green Bay, UW-GB was victorious in the last clash in Madison, winning 1-0 in 2003.UW-GB arrives tonight coming off of a tough 1-0 overtime loss suffered to IUPUI last Sunday. Four out of UW-GB’s past five matches have had to be settled in overtime, with the Phoenix losing 2-1 to both Loyola and UIC in extra time.The Badgers will need to shut down the dynamic striker tandem of freshman Tosaint Ricketts and junior Joshua Okoampa as the Phoenix are 5-0 when notching three goals or more this season. While Ricketts has already scored four goals thus far in his debut season, Okoampa leads the team with eight tallies.Defensively, the Phoenix is led by freshman goalkeeper Adam Stikl. In his first collegiate start, the young keeper snatched one save and earned a shutout in UW-GB’s 1-0 overtime victory over UW-Milwaukee last Wednesday in the coveted Chancellor’s Cup. In two starts with four appearances, the shot-stopper from West Allis, Wis., has recorded 10 saves and allowed only one goal.After losing to UW-Milwaukee 2-0 earlier in the season, and then observing UW-GB’s impressive victory in the Chancellor’s Cup, Rohrman and his crew do not plan on taking the Phoenix lightly tonight.”Certainly against Green Bay we’ve got to come out and play a great game,” Rohrman said. “For them to beat Milwaukee last week was a great win for their program, and it certainly opened our eyes in that we should take them very, very seriously Wednesday.”This season, Wisconsin has pieced together a 4-3 record at McClimon while UW-GB has only assembled a 3-6 record on the road — with victories against Air Force, Wright State and IPFW away from home.Despite his respectable home record, Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman is less than thrilled with the overall record his team has manufactured this season. However, the fourth-year coach has been pleased with how his squad has remained close in all matches.”There’s some disappointment with the record that we have right now,” Rohrman said. “But at the same time, we know that we weren’t far off in a number of those games, and we let a couple perhaps get away.”Tonight the Badger squad is determined to not allow the Phoenix a victory, as the match plays a crucial role in Wisconsin’s quest for Big Ten hardware, with only one match — against Northwestern — remaining in the season before the Big Ten tournament occurs Nov. 10.”We’re just looking to play as good as we can,” junior captain Aaron Hohlbein said. “[We’re] looking to take some momentum as we head into the tournament, and hopefully do some things there.”According to Rohrman, tonight’s matchup with the Phoenix should be no different for his squad than any other match they’ve lined up for.”I think the guys are just taking every game for what it’s worth and trying to put their best effort out there to get a win,” Rohrman said. “They’ve got to feel good about the way we’ve competed throughout the course of the season — it doesn’t matter who we come up against, we’re just going to go out and do what we can to get a result.”last_img read more

AFCON U-23Q: Ghana held 1-1 at home to Algeria

first_imgGhana’s U-23 team, the Black Meteors, were held to a 1-1 draw by their Algerian counterparts in the first leg of their 2019 CAF U-23 AFCON last round qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium.Algeria took the lead in the first half through Dorgane Adam before Dauda Mohammed scored a second half penalty to draw Ghana level.Algeria started the better side, more organized and more purposeful, taking advantage of a lack of recognized defensive midfielder in the Ghana set up to counter with ease.They almost took the lead as early as the 3rd minute when lapse in concentration left Algeria striker Benchaa Zakaria in acres of space but with only Kwame Baah to beat in the Ghana goal, he shot tamely at the Kotoko goalkeeper.But the Algerians were not to be denied for long and just over the half hour mark, after Gideon Mensah fail to close down his marker, the ball fell to Dorgane Adam who fired past Baah this time.It was a goal the Algerians had deserved against a Ghana side that had struggled to string passes together in their build up.On 38 minutes, Ghana were awarded a penalty albeit a controversially after Joseph Painstil went down in the box.Captain Yaw Yeboah blasted the spot kick over the bar.Left back, Gideon Mensah, then hit the upright with a low drive from the edge of the box but the Algerians went into the break with the advantage.Head coach, Ibrahim Tanko, brought on Joel Fameyeh for Joseph Painstil and took out Bernard Tekpetey for Isaac Twum at the start of the second half as Ghana went for broke.Just over the hour mark, Yaw Yeboah won a spot kick after showing great feet in the box. Dauda Mohammed stepped up and buried the penalty. Ghana were level. 1-1.GOAAAAAALLLLLLDauda Mohammed buries the spot kick.62′ Ghana 1-1 Algeria#Citisports pic.twitter.com/iNRHjsCd0m— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo) September 6, 2019As the Ghanaians pushed men forward in search of a winner, Algeria found space on the counter and it took another point blank save from Kwame Baah to keep the score level.That was the last significant piece of action as the referee brought proceedings to an end.It was a disappointing result that wasn’t exactly surprising considering head coach Ibrahim Tanko only had the full complement of his squad on Wednesday night, just 48 hours to the game.It was the consequence of a bizarre decision by the Sports Ministry not purchase air tickets for the foreign-based players who had to fly themselves home for the crucial tie.Ghana will now head to Setif in Algeria where they will hope to beat the hosts to the ticket to the CAF U-23 AFCON in Egypt where a ticket for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be up for grabs for the top 3 teams from that tournament.last_img read more