Russia: SSBN Yekaterinburg Will Be Recovered in Time, Says Vice Premier

first_img View post tag: will Russia: SSBN Yekaterinburg Will Be Recovered in Time, Says Vice Premier Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yekaterinburg damaged during repair works late 2011 will be recovered and recommissioned into Russian Navy, said vice premier Dmitry Rogozin.On Dec 29, a fire occurred on SSBN Yekaterinburg staying in floating dock of 82-nd Ship Repair Plant in Roslyakovo, Murmansk region. Supposedly, the fire was caused by hot works; wooden scaffold around the sub ignited. Then flames moved to outer hull and damaged special rubber anti-sonar coating. The fire area was 150 sq meters. Firefighters managed to neutralize the fire on Dec 30. According to EMERCOM, nine persons suffered from the fire on the submarine, i.e. seven crewmen and two firefighters.“Now I am more optimistic than in December. We have thoroughly examined the whole sub, only first section is damaged. Experts have found technical solutions to recover the submarine and recommission her into the Navy in due time”, told Rogozin reporters on Jan 10. Also, “those solutions will help to compensate descending might of SSBN Yekaterinburg”, pointed out Rogozin.He added that guilty persons would be named when the investigation was over.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 12, 2012 View post tag: SSBN Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: SSBN Yekaterinburg Will Be Recovered in Time, Says Vice Premier View post tag: Recovered View post tag: be View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: premier Share this article View post tag: says View post tag: Russia Authorities View post tag: Yekaterinburg View post tag: Vice January 12, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: timelast_img read more

Planned Parenthood’s New York chapter disavows founder Margaret Sanger over racist eugenics

first_imgThe New York clinic is now asking city leaders to remove Sanger’s name from local streets as well, the New York Times reports. It will now be called the Manhattan Health Center.Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the national organization, said it supported the New York chapter’s decision.“Planned Parenthood, like many other organizations that have existed for a century or more, is reckoning with our history, and working to address historical inequities to better serve patients and our mission,” Melanie Roussell Newman, a spokeswoman for the group, said in the statement.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. Fox News 21 July 2020Family First Comment: Planned Parenthood (related to Family Planning in NZ) self-implodes because of its dark deathly history…“Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is removing the name of Margaret Sanger, the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider, from its New York City clinic due to her “harmful connection to the eugenics movement.”Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is removing the name of Margaret Sanger, the founder of the nation’s largest abortion provider, from its New York City clinic due to her “harmful connection to the eugenics movement,” the group said Tuesday.The announcement comes after more than 350 current and former staffers at the Manhattan clinic, as well as 800 donors, supporters and volunteers, called Sanger “a racist, white woman.” An open letter on June 18 to Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, criticized the organization as “steeped in white supremacy,” the Washington Times reports.For decades, pro-life activists pointed out Sanger’s racism, but in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Planned Parenthood said it is addressing the problem.“The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” Karen Seltzer, the chair of the New York affiliate’s board, said in a statement.last_img read more

New Ebola cases in first 2015 rise

first_img 128 Views no discussions Share HealthLifestyle New Ebola cases in first 2015 rise by: BBC News – February 5, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet A burial team in Liberia getting ready to deal with more highly infectious bodiesThe number of new cases of Ebola went up in all three of West Africa’s worst-hit countries in the last week of January, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.It is the first weekly increase in 2015, ending a series of encouraging declines.The WHO says Sierra Leone registered 80 of the 124 new cases, Guinea 39 and Liberia the remaining five.Almost 9,000 people have died from Ebola since December 2013.Dr David Nabarro, the United Nations special envoy on Ebola, said the small rise in Ebola cases was a concern but they knew there would be flare-ups.“We’re on a good path, this is coming down, but we really have to be vigilant because there are still pockets of infection,” he said.Only a week ago the WHO announced its lowest weekly tally of new cases since June 2014, raising hopes that a turning point in the battle against the disease might have been reached.But suspicion of aid workers, especially in Guinea, and unsafe local practices were continuing to hamper efforts to contain the virus, the United Nations agency said.Eleven new cases were blamed on one unsafe burial that took place in eastern Guinea on the border with Cote d’Ivoire, where a rapid response team has now been deployed, the WHO adds.Mourners have caught the disease in the past by touching the highly-contagious bodies of dead loved ones.Liberia has come further than the other countries in raising awareness of the diseaseNearly one-third of Guinea’s 34 prefectures had reported at least one security incident or other form of refusal to cooperate with health workers in the previous week.The WHO emphasised the need to step up efforts before the start of the April-May rainy season, when downpours can block roads and make it difficult for health teams to travel.last_img read more