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

Ghana impounds ‘faulty condoms’

first_imgThe FDA said the condoms were also not adequately lubricatedMore than 110 million Chinese-made condoms have been seized in Ghana after laboratory tests revealed they were faulty, Ghanaian officials have said.“There are holes in them and… the condoms burst easily,” a Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) spokesman told the BBC.The condoms were being distributed free as part of an HIV/Aids prevention campaign by the Ghana Health Service.About 200 million of the faulty condoms are believed to have been imported into the country.The BBC’s Sammy Darko in the capital, Accra, says the condom packaging is silvery white with a red Aids ribbon incorporated into the design and the words “Be Safe” also in red.The FDA has issued an alert about their safety. About 230,000 people in Ghana are living with HIVThomas Amedzro, head of drug enforcement at the FDA, said the condoms had been imported via Kenya from a Chinese manufacturer.All imported condoms are supposed to be tested by the FDA before distribution, he said.“Somehow there was a lapse; the batches of the condoms were not submitted as duly required for the appropriate testing to be conducted,” he told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.Anybody using them could be “exposed to sexually transmitted infections or be saddled with unwanted pregnancies”, Mr Amedzro said.“You may not be able to see the holes with your naked eye but when you look at it under the microscope you can see holes,” he said.They were also not adequately lubricated, the FDA said.Our reporter says the health service took delivery of the condoms in February this year, but they arrived in the country in the last quarter of 2012.“Since the alert went out, a number of individuals and organisations have already reported to us that they have stocks, which we are already retrieving,” Mr Amedzro said.A publicity campaign was underway to ensure that all the other unsafe condoms were found, he added.According to UN figures, an estimated 230,000 people in Ghana, which has a population of 25 million, are living with HIV. BBC News Sharing is caring! Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ghana impounds ‘faulty condoms’ by: – April 20, 2013center_img Share Tweet 35 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Releases 2019 Schedule

first_imgThe new league format begins on Sept. 21 when Bradley visits Cownie. The schedule features eight additional league matches before the regular season finale against Missouri State on Nov. 9 at home. The 2019 MVC Tournament will be hosted by Loyola from Nov. 12-17. Drake will prepare for the regular season with three home exhibition matches against, Hastings College (Aug. 16), Drury (Aug. 20) and Iowa Western (Aug. 25). Print Friendly Version 2019 Schedule Drake opens the regular season at Oral Roberts on Aug. 30 before it hosts back-to-back home matches at the Cownie Soccer Complex against Milwaukee on Sept. 2 and against UNLV on Sept 6. The Bulldogs’ non-conference schedule finishes with a pair of road games in Illinois, at DePaul on Sept. 9 and at Western Illinois on Sept. 17, sandwiched around a home contest against UMKC on Sept. 14. Story Links “We’re very excited about the new format this year with the double round-robin within our conference league play,” said Smith. “The MVC is a very tough conference with a strong history of performing well in the NCAA Tournament. Going head-to-head with our conference opponents twice is going be great preparation for our postseason MVC tournament. These matchups will help us to be battled tested for tournament play. Our non-conference will present some great competition against very good teams from the Big EAST, WAC, Horizon and Summit. We’re excited to host UNLV this year at home for the first time in the program’s history. They’re an excellent team building on a very good season last year and we are excited to bring high level competition to Des Moines.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer program released its 2019 schedule, head coach Gareth Smith, announced Tuesday, June 25. Drake will prepare for the 2019 campaign with three preseason exhibition contests before it plays 16 regular season matches, including 10 Missouri Valley Conference games. The league schedule is new this year as each Valley team will play a double round-robin, home-and-away slate against league foes.last_img read more