Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs

first_img View post tag: Subs Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs Training & Education October 12, 2012 View post tag: dismantle Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: nuclearcenter_img Under updated project of the Arctic Zone Development Strategy, Russian defense ministry will lift from the seabed and dismantle two…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 12, 2012; Image: Flot Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia to Dismantle Sunken Nuclear Subs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Russia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sunkenlast_img

Virat Kohli backs Joe Root as next England Test captain

first_imgJoe Root has the temperament to be England’s next Test captain, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday.Incumbent Alastair Cook has admitted to having “questions” about his role as Test captain following England’s series loss in India with a match to spare and batting mainstay Root is perceived as a natural heir to the job. (Chennai Test: Chance for Virat Kohli, R Ashwin to break major Indian records)Root’s anticipated elevation would also be a continuation of the global trend of premier batsmen taking over Test captaincy, as it happened with Kohli in India, Steve Smith in Australia and Kane Williamson in New Zealand. (Virat Kohli-Ashwin are the new Tendulkar-Kumble of Indian cricket)”Joe looks like a guy who has the temperament to do it,” Kohli said on the eve of the fifth and final test against England.”Of whatever I have seen of him as a player and the way he conducts himself on the field, I think he has been a great batsman for England and I think he’s equipped enough to handle that job.” (Virat Kohli wants to raise an all-time best team)Kohli himself has flourished since taking over test captaincy but warned it was a highly demanding job.”It depends on the individual, to be honest. Joe is an outstanding player. I’ve been very fond of his game and the way he plays and goes about things,” Kohli said of the 25-year-old.”He’s very positive, always thinks of any situation as an opportunity. It’s pretty evident with the way he plays. (Kohli keen to play county cricket before 2018 England tour)advertisement”I don’t know what captaincy would do to that. Captaincy is not just about handling 10 more guys on the field or having a squad and interacting with management. It comes with a whole package…” (Running out of adjectives for Kohli and Ashwin: Ganguly to India Today)Speculation over Test captaincy, which coach Trevor Bayliss has called a “pain in backside”, has intensified with England’s debacle in India.Cook has said that he takes the job on a series-by-series basis and will discuss his position with director of cricket Andrew Strauss, also his former opening partner, next month. (Virat Kohli one of the batting greats of our generation: Alastair Cook)”It’s a natural thing that happens with me and Straussy now,” Cook, who has been in charge since 2012, told BBC Test Match Special.”Often my future comes up and how we want to move forward.”This would be no different to any of those other meetings and we are going to have to discuss what is the best thing for English cricket.”You have to be very careful about decisions that are made in the heat of the moment that have a long-term effect on yourself and the team.”We’ve tried to knock it on the head as many times as we can, but of course when you lose games of cricket it gets blown up.”last_img read more

Ottawa First Nations agree to protect NWT area twice the size of

first_imgFORT PROVIDENCE, N.W.T. – It’s where elders hunt and children hear their stories by the campfire. And after a deal signed Thursday between First Nations and the federal government it’s likely to stay that way.Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and four Indigenous communities from the Dehcho region in the Northwest Territories have agreed to create Edehzhie, an area more than twice the size of Banff National Park where all industrial development will be banned.“It is a place our ancestors used from time immemorial,” said Dehcho Grand Chief Gladys Norwegian.Edehzhie will cover more than 14,000 square kilometres of forest, wetlands and lakes — a wilderness where birds fill the sky, fish teem in rivers and vast caribou herds roam the plains.“It’s a really exciting opportunity,” said McKenna. “It’s a huge area and it’s part of what we’re trying to do, work in real partnership with Indigenous people.”McKenna said Edehzhie will be Canada’s first Indigenous Protected Area, a new classification that offers the same protection as a National Wildlife Area. Such regions will be crucial to Canada meeting its international commitment to protect 17 per cent of its land area by 2020.“They’re extremely important,” McKenna said. “There’s a variety of different ways that we’re going to need to look at how we meet these goals, but certainly Indigenous people are very keen to be part of the solution.”Areas like Edehzhie —also known as the Horn Plateau — have advantages over new national parks, she said.“Parks are limitations from the perspectives of Indigenous people. This allows you to be much more creative.”Ottawa has created several other protected areas with guidance from and managed by First Nations, including Haida Gwaii in the Pacific and Lancaster Sound in the High Arctic.The Dehcho communities of Fort Providence, Jean Marie River, Fort Simpson and Wrigley have been working to preserve Edehzhie since 1988. They took the former Conservative government to court in 2010 after it quietly dropped protection from mining.The Dehcho government agreed to preserve Edehzhie in a vote at its council last summer.“To put it simply, it’s just to protect another piece of our way of life” Norwegian said.She said everyone has memories from the area, including first trips on the land with their fathers and the older men, or afternoons sitting in the sun.“It’s a lot more than just sitting there. It’s living with the land, taking and giving of the land, a relationship with the land.”Edehzhie is known as the “breadbasket” of the Dehcho, a place of abundance when times are tough elsewhere.“It’s a land of plentiful berries, wildlife and medicine plants,” Norwegian said.Edehzhie is closely connected to Dene sprituality as well. Several of its landscapes are associated with the adventures of Yamoria, the great mythic hero and law-giver of the Dene.That island in the middle of Willow Lake? That’s where two giant beavers built a dam while fleeing him.Local people will monitor activities on the land and keep an eye on things. It will be administered by a committee with federal representatives but dominated by the four communities.Environment Canada has committed $5 million over five years for the effort.“It will continue to be used freely for hunting, for any kind of need,” Norwegian said. “We’ll be able to pass it along to our children.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitterlast_img read more