USS Green Bay Hosts ERAT Members

first_img Share this article While transiting to Apra Harbor, Guam from Darwin, Australia on the 31st of July, the amphibious transport dock ship, USS Green Bay (LPD 20), welcomed aboard five members of the Engineering Readiness and Assistance Team (ERAT).These mechanical and electrical experts brought their knowledge and experience into the engineering department while providing and facilitating training and preparations for Green Bay’s future engineering operation certification, light-off assessment (LOA) and continued safe operations of the propulsion and auxiliary plants.ERAT assisted the ship’s crew with conducting material readiness checks of the ship’s auxiliary, electrical and propulsion systems. They also tested system alarms and equipment shutdown parameters as well as vital safety features within the equipment.After completing the propulsion system checks, while the plant was not in operation, the team also conducted assessments of the equipment while underway.[mappress mapid=”16721″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Green Bay Hosts ERAT Members View post tag: ERAT View post tag: News by topic USS Green Bay Hosts ERAT Members View post tag: members Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy August 20, 2015 View post tag: USS Green Bay View post tag: Asia-Pacificlast_img read more

Argentina Sends First Humanitarian Aid Shipment to Venezuela

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo May 20, 2019 In light of the serious crisis in Venezuela, the Argentine government sent a first shipment of humanitarian aid to the Latin American nation. The donation fell under the Management Unit to Support Venezuela’s Reconstruction, created in February to assist with humanitarian aid and to meet the needs of Venezuelans. A 26-ton shipment left Buenos Aires by sea for Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on April 16, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship (MREC, in Spanish), responsible for the Management Unit, said in a press release. Oil, canned food, rice, and lentils were part of the donations. The Argentine authorities estimate that the shipment will reach Colombia May 18, before continuing onwards to Venezuela, provided the illegitimate Maduro regime does not steal it or does not allows its entry. “This way, Argentina renews its commitment to help with the humanitarian crisis the Venezuelan people are going through,” MREC said. Another 3-tons of humanitarian aid is set to be shipped in mid-May from Buenos Aires to Cúcuta, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, said Alejandro Daneri, president of the White Helmets Commission, a civil humanitarian organization, part of MREC, that supports the Management Unit. Elisa Trotta Gamus, Venezuela’s diplomatic representative in Argentina appointed by Interim President Juan Guaidó, thanked Argentina for its support. “We continue to work together for Venezuela. The humanitarian crisis in our country is a fact, and we must continue to collaborate from our spaces,” Trotta said. Humanitarian situation “We remain concerned about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, which is a tragedy. The Venezuelan people are in the midst of a calamity,” Daneri told Diálogo. “We continue to work with the Venezuelan communities in Argentina to sort, store, and manage warehouses, with donated supplies that will be sent to Venezuela.” The Venezuelan humanitarian crisis worsens by the day. The health system has collapsed, and Venezuelans suffer from extreme poverty and food insecurity. The crisis has also caused a major wave of migration, with millions of Venezuelans fleeing to other countries in the region. According to the Organization of American States, there are more than 3 million Venezuelan refugees in Latin America — more than 1 million in Colombia alone — and there could be more than 5 million by late 2019. “We have fought for humanitarian assistance, so that we can address the emergency caused by the usurper, because out commitment is to the well-being of our people. Thank you, Argentina! Venezuelans will repay this solidarity and support,” said Guaidó via Twitter.last_img read more

Belo back in action for Elite, admits still groping for form

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Against the Beermen, the 24-year-old Belo came off the bench and had 13 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes and 32 seconds of play.Blackwater will need more of Belo as soon as possible. The loss to SMB was already Elite’s third in as many games.“We really need to work on a lot of things and it starts in practice. I have faith in coach and the rest of our coaching staff. They know what needs to be done to improve the team. For us players, we just need to play as one team.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Compton says absent Abueva dealing with ‘personal matters’ “Right now, I can’t really say that I’m 100 percent because I’m still undergoing rehab,” said Belo in Filipino after the Elite got blown out by the San Miguel Beermen, 118-93.“But I can already play. I already have clearance to play from the doctor. I also want to get used to playing again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The game against the Beermen isn’t exactly Belo’s first official game back after his injury. He played five out of the possible nine games with Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup in Taipei.And just like his performance in the Jones Cup, it’s clear that Belo has yet to regain his old game. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Mac Belo made his PBA return on Saturday after being sidelined for four months due to a knee injury.But the Blackwater rookie admitted he still groping for form and has yet to fully recover from a torn meniscus in his right knee.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Has Amar Singh’s elevation in the Samajwadi Party alienated Mulayam from his family?

first_imgThe Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s decision to appoint Amar Singh as the party general secretary, bringing him at par with his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav despite serious difference over the presence of an “outsider” in the party ranks, may have divided Uttar Pradesh’s first family more than ever before. Party insiders feel the move could further alienate Mulayam Singh from his family,including son Akhilesh.The rift is getting more defined with members siding with either the Akhilesh or the Shivpal camp. Amid all this, party stalwarts have chosen to stay silent, leaving the lower ranks to fight it out among themselves.’AMAR SINGH IS IN OUR HEARTS’By appointing Amar Singh as the party general secretary, Netaji has proved that Amar Singh is not an outsider, local SP leader Mohd. Akbar Qureshi told India Today. “Amar Singh dil mein bhi rahenge aur dal mein bhi (Amar Singh will stay in our hearts and in the party too),” Qureshi said.ALSO READ: Samajwadi drama: Now, Mulayam makes Amar Singh party’s National General SecretaryThe SP chief, Qureshi said, is known to be a staunch supporter of a person he likes and can fight even political opposition to protect the person from any harm.It comes as no surprise then that he backed Amar Singh even as his cousin and the second most powerful leader in the Samajwadi Party, Ram Gopal Yadav, has been extremely critical of Singh and blamed him for starting the fight in the party.In such a scenario, raising Singh to a rank equivalent of Ram Gopal is being read by party insiders as a move that could further alienate him from his family, including son Akhilesh.advertisement’AMAR CANNOT WIN AN ELECTION’A senior SP leader told India Today that Amar Singhs elevation in the party will become more apparent on October 6 when the SP chief will hold a ‘maha rally’ in Azamgarh. Mulayam Singh Yadav is the MP from Azamgarh, while Amar Singh is an Azamgarh native. By hosting a rally in the district with Amar Singh, the party chief is giving more credence to the former than he probably deserves, the SP leader said.ALSO READ: With Mulayam Singh’s backing, Amar Singh alive and kicking in SP “Amar Singh cannot even win an election for himself, and he is assuring Mulayam of bringing the Rajput voters into the Samajwadi fold in the hope that he will get a major role in deciding the electoral policy of the party,” the leader said.SENIORS STAY SILENTSenior party leaders, however, have refused to make comments on the issue. When contacted by India Today, SP General Secretary Ramji Lal Suman, who is currently staying away from political arclights in Agra, said he does not want to get “entangled” in this matter.Similarly, party leaders such as Sports Minister Ram Sakal Gurjar, Raja Aridaman Singh, Ramji Lal Suman and CP Rai refused to make any comments on the issue.ALSO READ: In the war for succession, why Mulayam can’t ignore Shivpal for son Akhileshlast_img read more