Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4

first_imgOfficial commissioning ceremony of Russian nuclear-powered submarine SSN Nerpa (INS Chakra) leased to Indian Navy will be held on Apr 4, said a source in Indian defense ministry.Russia officially handed over the submarine to India in Jan 2012. According to the contract, Nerpa will serve in Indian Navy for 10 years. The contract costs over $900 mln, reports RIA Novosti.“Commissioning ceremony of leased Russian submarine Nerpa (renamed into INS Chakra in Indian Navy) will be conducted in Vishakhapatnam on April 4”, said the insider at the Defexpo India 2012 exhibition taking place in New Delhi.SSN Nerpa (K-152, Project 971, Schuka-B class) is a third-generation submarine; she was laid down at Amur Shipyard in 1991. Financing of the sub’s construction was frozen in mid-90’s.The submarine was completed only after India’s investments.Displacement is 8,140/12,770 tons; max speed is 30 knots; test depth is 600 meters; endurance is 100 days; crew is 73 men; armament includes four 533-mm and four 650-mm torpedo tubes.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: 4 View post tag: SSN View post tag: Indian View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4 View post tag: Naval Nuclear Powered Submarine SSN Nerpa to Join Indian Navy on April 4 April 3, 2012 View post tag: join View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Navy View post tag: Powered View post tag: April View post tag: ON View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Share this article Training & Education View post tag: submarinelast_img read more

Hughes will not rush Bojan

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes has sounded a note of caution regarding Bojan Krkic’s return to action. Potters forward Bojan, whose 2014-15 campaign was brought to an end in January by a knee injury, continued his rehabilitation on Sunday as he made his first start of pre-season in a friendly clash with Porto. The 24-year-old Spaniard looked comfortable in completing just over an hour of the match and Hughes is happy with the progress being made – but the manager is eager to avoid rushing Bojan at all. Press Associationcenter_img “It was good to give him a decent run-out because that’s what he now needs,” Hughes told “It’s important that he gets game time, not just to boost his fitness levels but for his confidence as well. “It’s obvious at the moment that he is not quite there yet and he understands that. “With the progress he is making then he will get there very soon, but it’s one of those things that will certainly take a bit of time. “He is training every day with the rest of the group now so we will continue to be patient with him and hopefully get him back sooner rather than later.” Hughes has also revealed Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross will see a specialist this week regarding his back issue. The defender has struggled to fully recover from the problem he picked up in the second half of last season. Hughes said: “Obviously it isn’t resolving itself so he will see a specialist early this week and hopefully we can gain more information following that meeting. “He hasn’t had too much game time and he has been struggling in training also, so we need to get it sorted once and for all.” Stoke open their 2015-16 Barclays Premier League campaign by hosting Liverpool on Sunday. last_img read more

Ghana 2-0 Comoros: Badu, Ayew laud islanders’ unrelenting style

first_imgThe score may have read 2-0 at full time, but Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew admits the win wasn’t easy.The Black Stars proved too strong for their island visitors in the Fifa 2018 World Cup second leg qualifier on Tuesday, but it was clearly experience that did the trick.The game, played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, the country’s second city, needed goals in each half to settle the tie. “We hope to build on this victory and get more victories in our subsequent games so we can qualify to the World Cup,” the winger said.Goals from Mubarak Wakaso and Jordan Ayew made the win sure, but Comoros were gritty from pole to podium and garnered the respect of all who saw the game.”I’m very happy that we won this game. It was a difficult game but in the end, we were able to secure the most important thing by winning this match,” he told reporters after the game.The Ghana vice captain, who had initial given his team fears of not playing following a heavily bandaged knee on Saturday, again put in a matured shift. But he would know that bringing the style back into Ghana’s play must be done soon, for fans are worried about how the 177-ranked opponent managed a spirited 0-0 draw and almost repeated the dose.Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, also key in the game, agrees. T”hey came with a particular strategy to always ensure they more men behind the ball. So it made it difficult for us to give penetrating passes.”The Udinese man went on: “So we had to resort to using the flanks to get what we were looking for. They are a very good side.”Ghana will join 19 other winners from the second round in the group stages which will pit four teams in five groups with the winners automatically qualifying for the 2018 Fifa World Cup that will be held in Russia. –This game was live on SuperSport, your world of champions.last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S Minor boys face Crossmaglen Rangers in a mouth-watering Ulster Club Championship final in Belfast on New Year’s Day.The game at the St Paul’s GAA Club in west Belfast throws in at 1.30pm.And there are plenty of supporters planning to make the trip from Letterkenny. Unfortunately Eunan’s Rory Carr will be missing on Friday after being injured in the club’s 4-1o to 0-08 win over Enniskillen Gaels in the tournament semi-final at the weekend.Carr had scored a goal for his side when he was injured. His replacement Dylan McGroary also scored a goal – with Niall O’Donnell hitting the net twice.St Eunan’s has sent its best wishes from everyone at the club on a speedy recovery to Rory Carr.They also thanked both Enniskillen Gaels and tournament hosts St. Paul’s, Belfast who sent their best wishes to Rory after the game.  IT’S THE CLASH OF BLACK AND AMBER AS EUNAN’S MINORS FACE CROSSMAGLEN ON NEW YEAR’S DAY was last modified: December 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Eunan’s MinorsUlster Finallast_img read more

It’s fun for all, and all for fun

first_imgThere are more smiles, more good-natured ribbing and players are having much more fun around UCLA these days, and it’s not all because the Bruins are 5-0 and ranked No. 12 in the nation entering Saturday’s game at Washington State. The early winning has created confidence, but the Bruins say their success goes deeper than results. Several players said more fun during the week carries over to better play on Saturdays. “We play together as a team more (than in 2004),” UCLA sophomore receiver Brandon Breazell said. “We’re more like a family this year. We’re together on and off the field. I see a lot more smiles. After guys make big plays, and we’re celebrating, there are teeth all over the field. It’s a good feeling.” Senior linebacker Spencer Havner, one of the team leaders, said UCLA’s better understanding of the importance of game-week preparation is a key reason. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s a product of staying focused in practice and getting all your work done, and you’re confident in what you’re doing in the game,” Havner said. “Then, mistakes don’t happen as much and you have fun. I remember (NFL quarterback) Brett Favre talking about it. You can be loose on game day as long as you prepared the week before, because it should be second nature.” Third-year Washington State coach Bill Doba noticed the difference watching game film. “I think the biggest thing is just their aggressiveness and they just seem to be having fun,” Doba said. “They seem to be flying around the football.” Wazzu injury update: Doba said he told reporters Thursday leading receiver Jason Hill was “doubtful” with a thigh bruise. Hill missed last week’s game against Stanford, but still leads Wazzu with 28 catches, 528 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. Also, Cougars 6-foot-8, 300-pound defensive tackle Ropati Pitoitua, who missed training camp with a broken leg, returned to practice and could play 10 to 15 plays. center_img New security measures: Wazzu officials announced a change in postgame procedures, blocking off the walkway the visiting team uses to get to the locker room, which is a couple of hundred yards away from the field. The move comes in the wake of UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page telling the Daily News earlier this week fans shouted racial remarks at him during the Bruins’ 2003 visit. “When all visiting team personnel arrives at their locker room, we will open access to the sidewalks,” Wazzu assistant athletic director John David Wicker said. Odds and ends: UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said reserve tight end Matt Raney would make the trip in place of linebacker Kyle Bosworth, a special teams contributor out with a broken thumb. … Weather shouldn’t be a factor. The chance of rain is 10 percent, and temperatures will be near 65 degrees at kickoff. Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more