NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Manta Share this article Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4.Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare (ASW) escorts from Italy and France.DYMA 16 took place in the Ionian Sea from February 22 to March 4. It has been NATO’s main ASW exercise in the Mediterranean this year.The submarine force was made up of eight submarines from seven different nations: USA, France, Greece, Italy, UK, Turkey and Spain. Participating units belonged to three different types: nuclear, conventional diesel-electric and air-independent propulsion system (AIP) submarines.There were also a number of ASW aircraft, both fixed-wing MPAs and helicopters equipped with low-frequency sonars. In the course of this exercise, the Mistral spent a total of 122 hours hunting and being hunted under heavy air threat. NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: NATO March 14, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes last_img read more

Karl Denson Leads Emotionally Charged Prince Tribute In New Orleans [Video/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Motet, and The Mike Dillon Band blew the roof off of New Orleans’ venue Howlin’ Wolf for a glorious late night Jazz Fest celebration. Leading the show was KDTU’s planned performance of Prince’s Dirty Mind album, which the group has done in the past. Planned months in advance, the show took on a new emotional significance in the wake of the Purple One’s recent passing.The fallen star’s iconic music blasted throughout the walls of the Wolf, as the band did justice to the 1980 classic album, Dirty Mind. The set included the record’s hits, “Do It All Night,” “Gotta Broken Heart Again,” “Uptown” and a raging “Party” closer. The full release bounces from funk to pop to everything in between, and the band handled the music like true professionals. Con Brio’s singer Ziek McCarter was on hand to accentuate the Purple One’s iconic vocals.The band returned for a three song encore that expanded beyond Dirty Mind and brought out some of Prince’s biggest hits, including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” When Doves Cry,” and an emotionally-charged, soul-satisfying “Purple Rain.” Enjoy this fan-shot footage of “When Doves Cry”:Check out the rest of the night’s magnificent photos in the gallery below, courtesy of Sam Shinault!Setlist: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Does Prince at Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA – 4/28/16:Set 1: Dirty Mind, When You Were Mine, Do It All Night, Gotta Broken Heart Again, Uptown, Head, Sister, PartyEncore: I Wanna Be Your Lover, When Doves Cry, Purple Rainlast_img read more

Iloilo’s Fil-Chinese community breaking barriers, building bridges

first_imgILOILO City – The Filipino-Chinesecommunity here gave way to the recent Dinagyang Festival. A fireworks display caps the show. The Filipino-Chinese community’sChinese New Year celebration, now on its 17th year, has the backing of the citygovernment and Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. This year’s celebration isspearheaded by Hua Siong College of Iloilo. A lantern parade at dusk kicks off the weeklong Chinese New Year celebration in Iloilo City on Jan. 27. This afternoon, Jan. 29, there will be a grand parade downtown followed by a cultural show and fireworks display. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The metropolis is home to some 13,000Filipino-Chinese. As usual, everybody is invited to jointhe festivities downtown. It is the community’s way of “breaking barriers andbuilding bridges towards a united Iloilo”, their 2020 Chinese New Yearcelebration theme. According to Dr. Felipe Uygongco,chairperson of the Chinese New Year Task Force, today’s celebration starts witha grand parade at 3:30 p.m. from the Iloilo provincial capitol to the downtownarea. There are an estimated 3,000 paradeparticipants, mostly students from Chinese schools Hua Siong College of Iloilo,Ateneo de Iloilo, Sun Yat Sen, and Iloilo Scholastic Academy. Instead of celebrating the Chinese NewYear on Jan. 25, they rescheduled it to today.center_img A grand cultural show of dances andmusical performances follows the parade at the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Archon Plazoleta Gay, a busy intersection of three major downtown streets JM Basa,Iznart and Ledesma. Uygongco said balladeer Richard Poonis the special guest. Adding color to the Chinese New Yearcelebration is the three-day “Night Market and Food Festival” with concert(Jan. 27 to Jan. 29). On Monday, Jan. 27, celebrationskicked off at SM City Iloilo. There was a lantern parade. Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated theyearly Chinese New Year celebration in 2003 as a way of  recognizing the significant contributions ofthe Filipino-Chinese community to the city’s booming economy. There are a lot of activeFilipino-Chinese organizations in Iloilo. Among these are the Filipino-ChineseChamber of Commerce of Iloilo, Inc., the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamberof Commerce of Panay, Inc., and the Philippine-Chinese Chamber of Commerce andIndustry, Panay Chapter. “The Chinese New Year Festival is ourway of showcasing our culture to our Filipino brothers. Through the many eventswe want our Filipino brothers to learn and appreciate Chinese culture. We’vealready established a long-time friendship here in the city over the decades.With the annual celebration we seek even closer ties between the Ilonggos andthe Filipino-Chinese community,” said 2020 Chinese New Year Task Force memberIan Eric Pama./PNlast_img read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp distancing himself from title talk

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insisted he never considered his team potential Barclays Premier League champions this season after seeing them fall short at Newcastle. The Reds headed for St James’ Park in blistering form having powered their way into the Capital One Cup semi-finals with a 6-1 demolition of Southampton on Wednesday evening, but left on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline as the Magpies found their feet once again. However, while pundits – and indeed, Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren – may have been talking up his team’s chances of getting involved in the title race, Klopp was adamant he had never even considered it. The German said: “Everybody on your side of the table maybe [said that]. I didn’t hear anybody on this side of the table talking about it. I have no problem with anything you might talk about, but please don’t ask me now about this. “I didn’t say before we were title contenders, so why I should say now that we’re not? So I’m sorry. “We played this game today and at this moment I’m trying to understand why. We’ve got to try and understand why, but I won’t answer that question, because it’s not mine. “If in professional football you don’t feel defeats, you don’t feel a loss, then something is really wrong. We feel this defeat. We know for today it’s deserved, but it hurts, like it should do.” Liverpool enjoyed plenty of possession, but were unable to turn it into goals with Christian Benteke and substitute Daniel Sturridge both passing up good opportunities and Alberto Moreno seeing a fine strike ruled out for offside. But Newcastle, who were vastly improved, took the lead when Martin Skrtel unwittingly diverted Georginio Wijnaldum’s 69th-minute shot over keeper Simon Mignolet, and the Dutchman wrapped up the win with a cool finish four minutes into stoppage time. Head coach McClaren said: “The last goal probably summed up the game. We said before the game the hardest-working players in that system that we play are Wijnaldum and [Moussa] Sissoko. They way they combined in the end proved that they were the catalyst to what was a great result. “They can run, box to box, so powerful and Gini can score goals, and it was a perfect combination and good summing-up.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more