Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Assistant View post tag: Staff View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Share this article View post tag: Defense Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff View post tag: India View post tag: appointscenter_img View post tag: first View post tag: Naval View post tag: chief Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic July 23, 2013 Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo assumed office as the first Flag Officer in the newly created post of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Materiel) [ACNS(AM)] at the Integrated Headquarters of the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Navy, on 17 July 2013. The post has been created as the single point of responsibility for all matters related to aviation technical management of the burgeoning air arm of the Indian Navy. The ACNS (AM) will be responsible for planning and co-ordination of new induction air equipment and systems, repair and overhaul of all existing aircraft, aero engines and associated equipment and systems as well as provisioning of air stores.The air arm of the Indian Navy operates over 200 aircraft with over 20 different types including fighters, fixed wing Maritime Reconnaisance aircraft, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The air arm, which recently marked its Diamond Jubilee is on the anvil of transformation in capability and size with the induction of potent platforms such as the MiG 29K and Boeing P 8I and the planned induction of a large number of helicopters. Naval aviation is also seeing attendant needs for growth in infrastructure with addition of new air stations like INS Parundu in Ramnathapuram, INS Baaz in Campbell Bay and multiple air enclaves across the country.Commissioned on 01 Aug 81, Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo is an air electrical engineer who has held numerous challenging appointments in ships and air establishments during his near 32 years of commissioned service in the Navy. An alumnus of JNTU College of Engineering, in Anantapur (AP), Admiral Kanugo did his Masters degree from Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. He has held numerous prestigious appointments such as Director, Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Kochi; Chief Controller, Naval Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service; Commodore Superintendent, Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi), Chief Staff Officer (Technical), Headquarters Naval Aviation and Principal Director, Directorate of Naval Air Materiel at IHQ MoD (Navy).The officer was awarded Vishist Sewa Medal (VSM) in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Navy.[mappress]Press Release, July 23, 2013; Image: Indian Navylast_img read more

MBB : Offensive behavior: Syracuse looks to correct scoring deficiencies against Marquette

first_img Comments Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm More than 20 minutes after the end of Syracuse’s 90-68 loss to Seton Hall Tuesday, Jim Boeheim finally took the podium. Somber, defeated, he strolled up, having watched his trademark 2-3 zone defense give up its most points to an opponent since a six-overtime game two years ago.And yet, in his four-minute opening diatribe, a list of things his SU team did not execute in his game plan, his first target was a sputtering offense.‘As much as our defense was bad, I think the problems we had in the first half were more offensively,’ Boeheim said. ‘We missed about seven or eight shots around the basket.’And though his defense has been exploited and exposed inside and out in Syracuse’s past three games, Boeheim has a point. Before its recent three-game slide, the Orange shot 48.3 percent from the field. In the skid, SU is shooting 39.3 percent. It sputters in crucial situations and allows opponents to get on long runs.Syracuse (18-3, 5-3 Big East) faces a dose of reality as it hits the road for its first extended in-conference road trip. That starts against Marquette (13-8, 4-4) Saturday at 3 p.m. inside Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. In its first three-game skid in five years, Boeheim admitted his team’s confidence is shaken. And the key to righting the ship starts on offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘When you lose (three) games in a row, you lose a little confidence,’ Boeheim said. ‘We have got to get better on offense. I think that is one of the keys.’The Orange defense has faltered in its last three games after a scorching start. In its 18-game winning streak to start the season, SU held opponents to 36.8 percent shooting from the field, good for fifth in the nation. That includes 28.1 percent from 3-point range — 10th in the country. In the past three games, however, those numbers have climbed to 50.9 and 48.2 percent, respectively.But in its great start, Syracuse’s defense covered up the larger problem — the team’s offense. The Orange’s anemic offense has been discovered during the losing streak.‘So-so,’ SU point guard Scoop Jardine said of his offensive performance during SU’s losing streak. ‘The stats are there. But it’s not there, where we need it to be.’The offensive woes started in Pittsburgh, when Syracuse was held scoreless for the first eight minutes of the game until Jardine hit a 3-pointer. In that same eight-minute span, the Panthers put up 19 points. The Orange clawed back but was never able to completely dig itself out of the early hole.And it continued as Villanova came to the Carrier Dome last Saturday before the second-largest on-campus crowd in college basketball history. While the Wildcats shot the lights out, SU went through long droughts that kept it from mounting sustained rallies. Stuck at 14 points for three and a half minutes. Stuck at 20 and 24 for more than two minutes.It all added up. And by halftime, Syracuse found itself down by double digits. After the game, senior forward Rick Jackson said the loss came down to the offensive shot selection. He only got nine shots down low, making seven of them. On the other hand, SU’s three-guard rotation — Jardine, Brandon Triche and Dion Waiters — went just 8-of-32 from the field. Jardine and Waiters went 3-of-20.‘I’m frustrated with our shot selection,’ Jackson said. ‘All day, we could have had way better shots than what we had. I think we kind of settled for jumpers, and that is what they wanted us to do. They were more aggressive than us today and it showed.’And the struggles culminated with what Boeheim called an equally poor offensive performance against Seton Hall when compared to his team’s struggles on defense.They were most present in the start of the second half, as the Orange faced another double-digit halftime deficit. But SU still couldn’t find a sense of urgency, and the Dome faithful was on its feet for the first 4:30 of the second half while Syracuse went without a basket.At the same time, Seton Hall built a 20-point lead.‘Instead of being in touch, we were 13 behind,’ Boeheim said of the offensive woes against Seton Hall. ‘We missed the layup to start the second half, and you just cannot do that.’Syracuse has as good a chance as any to get back on track against a Marquette team that is 14th in the Big East in scoring defense. The Golden Eagles give up 68.7 points per game, and they are 215th in the nation in opponents’ field-goal percentage (44 percent).Boeheim said the Orange has to take advantage of that. And that starts with a stable offense, void of the rushed, forced shots from the guards. Void of the missed layups. Void of the all-around sloppy play.‘For us to win,’ Boeheim said, ‘we have to be balanced.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wenger vows to stick with troubled Arsenal

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s turbulent January hasn’t affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club beyond this season.Wenger’s side head into Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace in crisis with their star forward Alexis Sanchez preparing to join Manchester United.Since beating Palace on December 28, Arsenal have taken just two points from their three league games to leave them trailing eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the fight to qualify for the Champions League.Adding insult to injury, the Gunners suffered an embarrassing FA Cup defeat at Championship side Nottingham Forest earlier this month.Wenger’s problems have once again thrust his future into the spotlight, with fans once again calling for the Frenchman to resign after 14 years without a league title.But the 68-year-old has vowed to revive Arsenal’s fortunes and, asked this week if this could be his final season, Wenger said: “No, that’s not the way I respond.“I agree completely that 2018 until now has not been very positive but I am long enough in the job to know that what is important is how we respond to it and to focus on the performance.“My personal situation is a bit secondary to all of that, what is important is how the team responds and what we make of 2018.“We have many challenges, it is difficult at the moment, but as well very exciting because we have many challenges in front of us and we can come back in the Champions League.”– Vilification – By the time Arsenal face Palace, Sanchez could finally have got his wish to leave, with reports claiming the Chilean is on the verge of a £30 million ($41 million, 34 million euros) move to United that would make him the league’s highest paid player.Wenger hopes the closing of the transfer window on January 31 will provide Arsenal with clarity and a renewed focus.“We of course play the semi-final (of the League Cup) next week and after we have the Europa League as well, which is another target, so we have to very quickly get over this transfer period because for us especially this period has been more disturbing than ever,” Wenger said.“Why? Because we have big players that are at the end of their contract and that is the first time that it happens, that we have such influential players close to the end of their contracts and it has been more destabilising than ever.“I have no stress measurement at all. The experience I have helps me to focus on what is important at the right moment.”Despite Arsenal’s woes, Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes the vilification of Wenger is unjustified.Hodgson ranks Wenger alongside former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson as one of the greatest bosses in English football history.“I think there are managers like Arsene who deserve the utmost respect because of what he’s done in the game of football, not least here in England,” Hodgson said.“He’s a record-breaker in almost every category and basically the only person in my era who could really hold his hand up and say ‘this guy and I are in the same category’ is Alex Ferguson.“He’s been criticised many times in the past but he could lose the next 50 games he ever plays and it certainly wouldn’t change one bit my respect for him as a manager or a person.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Gbarnga Faces Quarantine

first_imgCogent information filtering in from central Liberia suggests that the Bong County Health Team is poised to quarantine the provincial capital, Gbarnga, if the trend of suspected Ebola deaths throughout the city continues as it has in recent days.Just this week, a total of ten suspected Ebola deaths occurred from the Civil Compound and the Millionaire communities of Gbarnga, Bong County. In at least one case, it was an entire household.Speaking to the Daily Observer on condition of anonymity, a senior member of the County Health Team said that although there was no Ebola test conducted on the dead, the circumstances under which the persons died, it is almost impossible to rule out hemorrhagic fever.“The manner and form people in which people are expiring in the city in recent days has created panic among the residents, including the County Health Team; so the Team has to take some actions to protect others who have not fallen prey to the disease,” the official said.The Senior Health Official explained that the quarantine exercise will serve as a means to contain the spread of the disease in the city and its environs.  “With the number of deaths in recent days in the city, the County Health Team is troubled, so we have to do everything in our power to discontinue the increase of infections in other communities.”The official told this paper that one of the underlying reasons for the increase in deaths in recent times is the entrenched culture of silence on the part of Liberians; something he said is going to harm everyone.As a result, the health official said, the County Health Team is finding it tremendously difficult to fight the Ebola virus in the city.  Also, suspected Ebola virus carriers are not willing to be quarantined or to report to the health facilities for early check up.When the Daily Observer sampled the views of ordinary citizens on the purported information, there were mixed reactions. Some welcomed the idea of quarantine, while others described it as harsh and a violation of human rights.Some of the citizens argued that the quarantining of the city will impose economic hardship to the already impoverished residents, especially given the current State of Emergency where some business people have already hiked prices of their commodities.  Others argued that the action will help to restrict the movement of people who are suspected carriers of the Ebola virus.It has been established by this paper that entertainment centers in the city are virtually without customers due to the alarming death toll in Gbarnga suspectedly from the Ebola virus.Meanwhile, the citizens of Gbarnga have called on the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to provide the necessary protective materials to the various hospitals to enable the health workers return to duty and resume services. Residents agree that the deadly Ebola virus exists but are also concerned that other people are also being killed by curable diseases such as malaria due to the closure of the two main hospitals in Bong County.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eureka falls 4-2 to Terra Linda

first_imgEureka softball played what would become the final game of its 2018 campaign Saturday, losing 4-2 to visiting Terra Linda in the quarter final round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs.“It’s disappointing to make it this far and then come up short,” Eureka head coach Katelyn Graeser said. “We definitely feel like we had a longer postseason run in us. But, it’s the playoffs so it’s anybody’s ballgame on any given day.”Tournament No. 3 seed Eureka (14-11) took an early lead over …last_img

Powerful SA team for Canoe Marathon Worlds

first_img19 June 2014 A powerful South African team, which includes a number of world champions, was named to contest the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships on Wednesday. The event takes place in Oklahoma City from 23 to 28 September. A host of big-name competitors made a charge for a spot on the plane to the USA when they recently took part in the biggest South African Canoe Marathon Championships ever and it was three-time canoe marathon world champion Hank McGregor who won the men’s K1 title, as well as the K2 crown with his partner Jasper Mocke. Tough competition With the criteria stating that the top two in each of the senior and junior events would be selected for the South African team, reigning under-23 K1 world champion Andy Birkett missed out on a K1 selection. However, he and partner Greg Louw earned selection in a K2. Although Birkett and Louw were third in the South African Championships, they gained selection due to former Junior and under-23 world champion Grant van Der Walt being unavailable for the Tour. “Grant has been studying recently and so he hasn’t been focusing on his paddling, which meant that he made himself unavailable for selection,” Brett Austen Smith, the Chairman of the South African Canoe Marathon Committee, said in a statement on Wednesday. “That ultimately meant that we could include Andy (Birkett) and Greg (Louw) in the side to go to Oklahoma. “This really highlights the depth in the senior men’s canoe marathon discipline [in South Africa]. With a world champion unable to make the men’s K1 team, that just shows the strength that we possess,” he added.Women’s line-up The women’s team will be made up of one K1 competitor and two K2 pairs, with Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley being the only women’s K1 and Abby Adie and Laura O’Donoghue making up the one K2, with under-23 K1 hopeful Jenna Ward and Hayley Arthur partnering up in the second women’s K2. “Bridgitte was in a class of her own in the K1 final,” Austen Smith said of the Natal Canoe Club star’s South African Championships victory by over four minutes. “The depth in women’s canoe marathon paddling is not where it was a year ago and this is something we as a Committee need to address in the build-up to 2017,” he explained. In the Junior Girls’ category, the winning boat won’t be going to Oklahoma as, unfortunately, the junior K2 team made themselves unavailable for selection because one of the girls, who is still in the under-16 age category, has a hectic schedule. Having recently been to the African Youth Games in Botswana, she is also set to head to China in August for the Youth Olympics. “It is a little disappointing not being able to see them race at World Champs,” Austen Smith said. Nonetheless, the South African team, ranked fifth in the world last year, remains very strong and Austen Smith is confident that there are good paddlers coming through, with the under-23 age group being one to watch from a men’s point of view, he said.‘World-class’ “The Under-23 men are very strong this year and I think that both Brandon van der Walt and Stuart Maclaren are world-class paddlers and I believe that we can do really well there,” he opined. “We will be strong in the seniors again, as well as the masters. We will send a very strong field to the World Champs in the masters’ categories, and this year should be no different, although it is not the biggest team we have sent to a World Champs,” Austen Smith concluded.SA WORLD CANOE MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM Senior Men Hank McGregor (K1, K2), Jasper Mocke (K1, K2), Andrew Birkett (K2), Greg Louw (K2) Senior Women Bridgitte Hartley (K1), Nikki Russel (K1), Abby Adie (K2), Laura O’Donoghue (K2), Jenna Ward (K2), Hayley Arthur (K2) Nikki Russel Under-23 Men Brandon van der Walt (K1), Stuart Maclaren (K1) Under-23 Women Jenna Ward (K1), Brittany Petersen (K1) Junior Boys Bryan Leroux (K1, K2), Louis Hattingh (K1, K2), Jean van der Westhuizen (K2), Stuart Bristow (K2) Junior Girls Julia Trodd (K1), Martine Beukes (K1) Masters Team Marion Young (K1, K2), Gustav Smook (K1, K2), Gustav Radloff (K1, K2), Katarzyna Lapacz (K1), Hilde Lapere (K1), Lee McGregor (K1, K2), Alan Hold (K1, K2), Chris van den Berg (K1), John Evans (K1, K2) Len Jenkins Snr (K1), Nigel Briggs (K2), Cathy Doherty-Bigara (K2), Linton Hope (K1) SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Opera: Facebook Rules the Mobile Web

first_imgTags:#news#social networks#web Update: Opera just informed us that there was a large error in the report. Twitter’s numbers didn’t drop 21% last year. Instead, Twitter’s numbers actually increased by 689%. You can find the rest of the original post – including the conclusions we drew based on the faulty data – below.Opera collects its data from users of its Opera Mini browser. As every request is routed through Opera’s servers, which then compress the sites to speed up delivery, Opera is able to collect very accurate statistics about its user base. In total, over 46.3 million people use Opera Mini every month and these users access close to 20 billion pages.It’s important to note that some of this data is skewed towards the countries and regions where Opera is highly popular. These include Russia, Southeast Asia and Great Britain. This explains the large number of Russian social networks like vKontakte and spaces.ru in Opera’s global top 10. If anything, however, this strong bias towards Russian sites makes Facebook’s growth rate even more impressive. Opera Mini in the USIn the US, the most popular site among Opera users is Google, followed by Facebook and Yahoo. Also in the top 10 are Wikipedia, MySpace, Opera’s own homepage, YouTube, CNN, ESPN and AccuWeather. Twitter.com’s Growth Rate in the US in 2009: -21%With regards to social networks in the US, Opera registered a 194% year-over-year growth for Facebook.MySpace, which hasn’t gotten a lot of good press lately, managed to grow 25% in the US, while the number of users who went to Twitter.com on their Opera-enabled mobile phones declined by 21%. Globally, however, Twitter grew 2,859%.Considering that some of these users probably opted to use a dedicated Twitter client instead of a mobile browser, these numbers by themselves aren’t too alarming for Twitter. It could also be that very few of the most active Twitter users are also Opera Mini users. In the context of some of the other numbers about Twitter we have covered in the last few weeks, though, this decline lends more credence to the theory that Twitter isn’t attracting a lot of new users in the US anymore. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… frederic lardinoiscenter_img Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Opera just released its latest State of the Mobile Web report. In this report, Opera focused on analyzing the behavior of users of Opera Mini, the company’s mobile Web browser. Worldwide, Facebook is the leading social network among Opera Mini users, and the social network saw its traffic from Opera Mini users increase by 619%. Twitter’s global growth rate was close to 2,900%. In the US, however, Opera Mini’s users are not very interested in using Twitter. Traffic to Twitter from Opera Mini users declined 21% over the course of the last year. last_img read more

View Your Prezi Presentations Anywhere Via New iPad App

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … If you’re one of the people who shudder at the thought of PowerPoint, but know you still need to make slide presentations, then you probably know (or you should know) about Prezi. Now the company has released a Prezi app for the iPad, that will give users the ability share their Prezi presentations via the device.The free app lets you access your presentations via the iPad, and the device’s pan and pinch motions work perfectly with the visual presentation style that Prezi is already known for. Rather than flipping through a series of slides, Prezi zooms you in and out of the appropriate portions of a presentation, creating a much more animated and visually-appealing experience. As the iPad doesn’t support Flash, you might find some of your presentations won’t load. And you can’t create or edit presentations on the iPad yet. However, Prezi says that it will continue to work on the app, so those features might come. Related Posts Tags:#mobile#web center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement audrey watters The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

25 days agoEveryone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcher

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Everyone will know ‘top class’ Man Utd youngster Garner – Fletcherby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Darren Fletcher believes that James Garner is one to watch from the club’s academy.Garner has received significant praise for his performances for the under-23 side so far this season.He is a goalscoring, box to box midfielder who has appeared a level above the others at the under-23 level.And Fletcher believes the 18-year-old is a huge talent who can go all the way.”People talk about the leaders and who is going to help them, which is an important side [to the argument], so it’s a difficult one but I’m sure as the season goes on you’re going to see more of James Garner because he’s top class,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.”I’m surprised he’s not featured so far but by the end of the season I’m sure that people will know who he is without a doubt, if you don’t by now.” last_img read more