Brazilian Navy Initiates Project to Manufacture Nuclear-Powered Submarine

first_img The ceremony initiating the Brazilian Nuclear-Powered Submarine Project was held on July 6, in the main auditorium of the Navy Technological Center in São Paulo. Attended by the commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Julio Soares de Moura Neto; the Navy’s general director of matériel, Admiral Arthur Pires Ramos; and the general coordinator of the Nuclear-Powered Submarine Development Program, Admiral José Alberto Accioly Fragelli, the event marked an important stage in the program that will develop the first Brazilian nuclear-powered submarine (PROSUB). The Technical Bureau of Projects in São Paulo, which was specially equipped with advanced information-technology resources and a videoconferencing room, seeking to meet the needs of a project of this magnitude, was also inaugurated during the event. The program, which falls within the scope of the contract signed between the Navy and the French company DCNS, except for the nuclear portion of the propulsion system, also encompasses the construction of a dockyard and naval base in the region of Itaguaí (Rio de Janeiro) and four conventional submarines. The benefits for the country include strengthening domestic industry and improving the technical qualifications of Brazilian professionals who will work on PROSUB, ensuring that Brazil will have the capability to develop and build its own submarines in the future, independently. This year, the nuclear component of PROSUB has already taken an important step with the inauguration of the first of four factories belonging to the Uranium Hexafluoride Production Unit and the ARAMAR Nuclear Instruction and Training Center, in Sorocaba (São Paulo), representing mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle by the country. Currently, only five countries – China, the United States, France, England, and Russia – have this technological mastery. With this project, Brazil will join this exclusive list, once the nuclear reactor and propulsion system for the Brazilian nuclear submarine have been developed in the country. By Dialogo July 10, 2012last_img read more

1 Killed, 4 Injured in Lindenhurst Bar Fight

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 25-year-old New Jersey man was fatally shot and four others were injured during a fight outside of a bar in Lindenhurst early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.Herminio Torres, of Elizabeth, N.J., and a 26-year-old man were shot and three men were stabbed outside 105 Grados on Sunrise Highway at 3:20 a.m., police said.Torres was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.The second shooting victim, 26, took himself to an area hospital and was subsequently transported to another hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.A 23-year-old man was stabbed and taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Two other men who were stabbed, ages 28 and 35, were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.Update: Hector Gonzalez, 27, of Huntington Station was been arrested for the murder of Herminio Torres.last_img read more

LI LGBT Community Defiant In Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Rashed Mian and Christopher TwarowskiWith the nation reeling in the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and biggest terror attack since 9/11, members of the Long Island LGBT community expressed sorrow, solidarity and defiance Sunday, resolving to honor those murdered by refusing to allow hatred to alter their way of life.At least 50 people were murdered early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., known as a hotspot for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, when a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle. The attacker, Omar Mateen, 29, of Port Saint Lucie, allegedly declared allegiance to Islamist terror group ISIS during the assault, according to still-developing news reports.In an address to the nation Sunday afternoon, President Barack Obama characterized the massacre as an attack against all Americans and the subject of an open investigation by federal law enforcement agencies.“This was an act of terror, and an act of hate,” he said. “This could have been any one of our communities.”The killings are a “reminder that attacks on any American…is an attack on all of us,” continued Obama, stating that no act “of hate or terror will ever change who we are.”“In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another,” he added. “We will stand together as Americans.”More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a “Visibility Walk” Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.Collectively, they vowed to stand united in the face of violence and bigotry.Dean Carter, 23, a member of the LGBT group Pride For Youth, who moved from Orlando to Uniondale last year, told the Press that though he’d heard rumors of Orlando as being a potential terror target in the past, the news of the bloodbath at the gay club still hit him as a surprise.“To me, it’s kind of shocking, because people always say, ‘Orlando is a target,’ but, Orlando has never actually been the target of a terror attack, and usually, it’s aimed at Disney [World],” he said in a parking lot across from the Visibility Walk’s starting point, the Sayville LIRR train station. “For it to be aimed at a gay club…is kind of shocking to me.”Carter’s grandparents reside near Pulse nightclub, which he described as one of the most popular gay clubs in the city. Obama characterized the club as a “place of solidarity and empowerment” in his remarks, a sentiment echoed by others at the first-of-its-kind walk in Sayville Sunday.“Many of the gathering spots for our community are rooted in nightclubs and bars,” explained Erin Furey, a founding member of LGBTQA+ Visibility Coalition, a local gay and transgender advocacy rights group, after the parade.Furey lamented the lack of “safe places” for the LGBT community nationwide.“We live in a world, a country, and on an island, where trying to find a safe place is of dire importance,” she said.That void–and anti-gay rhetoric–breeds intolerance, she continued.“It really circles back to what happened today, because when social institutions and laws and governments, and people with a lot of influence, send a larger message that LGBT people are not okay, it does allow people to justify horrific acts of violence,” added Furey.David Kilmnick, CEO of LGBT Network, an LI-based gay rights group, stressed the need for tougher legislation protecting this community.“The deplorable act of violence that targeted the LGBT community and stole 50 lives and left scores of others injured, is a painful reminder of the gate and bias that continues to plague our country,” he said in a statement following the attack. “Our hearts and minds are joined with all the family, friends, and loved ones who are mourning today.”Joanna Morena, of Ronkonkoma, another co-founder of LGBTQA+ Visibility Coalition, told the Press she woke up to the horrific news of the massacre via social media, and immediately called her mother, who was in tears.The full significance of Sunday’s “Visibility Walk” and the full weight of the attack hit Morena and her wife hard as she drove to Sayville to join the march.“It just hit home how important walks like this are,” she explained. “To really be visible, be out, even informally, because, as far as far as we’ve come as a community, our transgender brothers and sisters are still without basic protections, and still, unfortunately, and apparently, still subject to attacks.”“When a tragedy like this happens,” she added, “we need to be together.”last_img read more

Jose: Different rules apply to us

first_imgJose Mourinho ended a self-imposed vow of silence by claiming he and Chelsea are treated differently to everyone else. Not one to bite his tongue, the Blues manager took himself out of the firing line before and after last weekend’s match against Newcastle having been hit by a Football Association misconduct charge. Mourinho was charged for comments made following the Blues’ 1-1 draw at Southampton on December 28, when, amongst other things, he claimed there was a “clear campaign” by “people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams” against Chelsea. The Blues manager resumed his media responsibilities on the eve of Saturday’s trip to Swansea, and expressed his belief that officials are being put under undue pressure. Mourinho said referees need freedom to officiate and that “the reactions and the influence that you can have on their stability to ref this team or that team” is unfair – a wider issue he claims Chelsea are getting a raw deal with. The Portuguese pointed to the lack of punishment handed to old rival Arsene Wenger after shoving him during October’s match as an example, having spoken about what he perceived to be a lack of debate about Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s handball against Stoke. “Would you think such a penalty against Chelsea would have a reaction in the media and with managers in the same way after that reaction?” he asked. “I don’t think so. After that the reaction would be double or treble, so obviously a referee needs to feel free, relaxed and with no pressure to do the best they can. “With Chelsea and with me the reactions are different. Do you think if I push a manager in the technical area that I don’t have a stadium ban? I have a stadium ban. “So referees are not guilty, they want to do their best but clearly there are measures and there are ways of reacting and clearly with my club and in relation to myself there are different standards, it’s as simple as that and you know that.” Put to Mourinho that his comments can exacerbate such reactions, he retorted: “What do you want me to do when I’m winning against Tottenham 1-0 and I have that penalty for 2-0? “What I should do after a game like that? Don’t go to the press? “If after Tottenham I don’t go to the press, I don’t have flash interviews or have to answer your questions about ‘why did you lose?’, ‘how can you lose?’, ‘what happened?’, ‘is it a penalty?’ – if I can run away from that, it is perfect for me. “If this press conference today was last week, it would be completely different.” As well as the opportunity to avoid the media, Mourinho would like officials to get more help. The Chelsea boss is a big fan of goal line technology and would like referees to be able to watch replays of incidents. “I want that,” Mourinho said. “In which way I don’t know, but I think the less mistakes in the game is good for the game and they don’t want mistakes. “I think goal line technology is fantastic. And I promise you every game I play now without goal line technology, Champions League and so on, I am worried before the game because I miss it when it is not there. I am worried.” Mourinho was at pains to stress he is not concerned by the quality of English referees and is against them having to coming out to explain decisions. He is also against their marks from assessors being made public, saying officials are like anyone else in the football world. “They know when their game is perfect or bad, or when it goes well for them,” Mourinho said. “I remember for example the game at Sunderland, because (the referee’s) dressing room is next door to us. “I remember clearly the referee was Kevin Friend and when he and the other officials, linesmen and so on arrived in the dressing room after the game they were hugging each other, like a winning team does because they felt ‘top game for us’, ‘we’ve done very well’.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Madhav Apte, Veteran Indian Cricket Team Batsman, Dies At 86

first_imgI am in mourning at the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep, genuine cricket lover, quality batsman himself (7 tests at an avg of 49.3), and a classy, dignified human being. From an era where love for the game was unconditional. Wonderful host, great story-teller. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Veteran cricketer Madhav Apte died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Monday morning, a family member said. He was 86. The former India and Mumbai opener was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital where he breathed his last at 6.09 am, his son Vaman Apte told PTI. Madhav Apte played seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred and three fifties to his credit. His highest score was 163 not out. He had a much better first class record where he scored 3,336 runs from 67 matches, including six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first class score was 165 not out. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952 and played his last test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953.In his debut Test, he made 30 and 10 not out, respectively. He was the first Indian opener to aggregate over 400 runs in a Test series (460 runs against West Indies in 1953). He also captained Mumbai in domestic cricket. Madhav Apte was assigned as the opening batsman by legendary Vinoo Mankad.He played along with several legendary cricketers, including Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi. He earlier also served as president of the iconic CCI, an official said. Till his last breath, he was president of the ‘LegendsClub’, a group formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons. Former Mumbai cricketer Shishir Hattangadi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Another institution of Bombay and Mumbai Cricket comes to an end. RIP Madhav Rao Apte. Will treasure those long discussions with you cricket from your days!” he tweeted. “Madhav Apte had a bag of stories. From Vinoo Mankad to his buddy Subhya Fergie Gupte. To listen to him was rewinding cricket history. Dignified affable yet accessible as senior. Passing Pedder Road and Woodland Apartments each time will bring back memories with a smile.#RIP, Hattangadi said in another tweet.Several cricketers and journalists took to Twitter to express their sadness at the demise of Apte. last_img read more

Moruca athletes defend Region One Inter-Zone title

first_imgMORUCA continued their reign as athletics champions after surging to victory in the three-day Region One Inter-Zone Athletics Championships, held from Wednesday to Friday at the Mabaruma Settlement ground.Almost 300 athletes from the three sub-regions battled in road races, high jumps, throws, distance races and sprints.Moruca, who led from day one, were able to accumulate a whopping 768 points. Home team Mabaruma, who did relatively well in the road races and throws, finished second on 587 points, while Matarkai placed third with 303 points.After Day One of the event (10k road races and throws), Moruca athletes had already raced to 209 points, while the home team compiled 148 and Matarkai 42.In the second day, although Moruca and Mabaruma continued to dominate by reaching 427 and 351 points respectively, Matarkai were able to get themselves in the thick of things with 129 points.A few of their athletes were able to excel at the long jumps. Vanessa George was the first to gold, when she copped the top prize in the U-18 high jump on Thursday morning.Soon other Matarkai athletes joined in with Greg Revers U-18, little Zanavier Benjamin U-8 and Euclin Ashby U-18 dominating the long jumps. Aristol Gibson also won the U-10 cricket ball throw.Matarkai, who travelled with their largest side to date – 94 athletes and teachers – had also included an athlete from the Baramita Primary School.Both Moruca and Mabaruma were reportedly represented by 100 athletes each.The best athletes from the championships will now be selected to represent Region One at the National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships (Nationals), billed for November 17-21 at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora, National Park in Georgetown and National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal.last_img read more