View post tag: Naval September 2, 2011 View post tag: vessels View post tag: ship View post tag: cargo View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: two View post tag: rescue Two Sattahip-Based Naval Vessels Rescue Thai Cargo Ship View post tag: Thai Two Sattahip-based naval vessels on an anti-piracy mission off Somalia rescued a Thai cargo ship from being hijacked in the Gulf of Aden…By Patcharapol Panrak (pattayamail)[mappress]Source: pattayamail, September 2, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Two Sattahip-Based Naval Vessels Rescue Thai Cargo Ship View post tag: Sattahip-Based
When the temperature dips below freezing, most of us hang up our backpacking gear and turn to more comfy pursuits, like Netflix marathons. Jack Schroeder, an A.T. thru-hiker and life-long backpacker sees the cold weather as an invitation for adventure. “Winter is my favorite time to go backpacking,” he says. “The views are often better, hiking in the snow is a blast, and I just like the cold air.”Schroeder teaches winter backpacking courses through Diamond Brand in Asheville. “People tell me about the coldest night they ever spent in the woods and how miserable it was. But if you have the right gear, you can stay warm and avoid shivering through the night.”Schroeder’s tip for staying warm on extra cold nights: “Heat water and fill your water bladder with it. Get in your sleeping bag and hug the water.”Here, Schroeder talks about the winter backpacking gear that has kept him warm, even when temperatures hit zero in the backcountry.Three-Layer SystemThis is my layering system that works for sleeping, hiking and just hanging out. I start with Ice Breaker Oasis long sleeve top and leggings, made from Merino wool ($90). The mid-layer is Patagonia’s R1 Fleece, full zip ($159), and on top of that I put the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer. It’s the lightest weight full featured jacket I’ve found, with 800-fill down that’s only seven ounces and really packable. They’ve treated the down with DWR coating to help it shed water. It works. ($350)Keen Saltzman ($130)Even in the winter, I like to keep it fast and light with a low-cut hiking boot. But waterproof upper is key. I used this boot on my thru-hike, and hiked over 2,200 miles without a blister.Western Mountaineering UltraLite ($485)You want a good bag and a good pad. Those are the two keys to staying warm at night. Not all bags perform the same, even if they have the same rating. This is a 20-degree bag, the highest quality of bag on the market, and it’s under two pounds. If you’re not worried about weight, go down to the 10-degree down bag.Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite ($129)A lot of people think they can get away with a cheap pad, but 60 percent of body heat escapes through the ground. This pad is really warm and weighs only 12 ounces for the full length.MSR Hubba Hubba NX-2 ($399)It’s a two-person, double wall tent. You don’t need a true four-season single wall tent in the South. I’ve been through the worst weather in this tent and still came out dry. It even holds up well under snow pack. And it fits two people and their packs really well.Merrell Capra IceWaterproof Hiking Boot ($130)Built for rugged, aggressive hikes, the Capra climbs like a mountain goat thanks to its grippy tread and lightweight, agile construction. The 4.5-mm lugs and Vibram Arctic Grip provide outstanding traction on snow and ice, and the breathable, waterproof construction keeps toes toasty without overheating.Secur Products 5005 Waterproof Bluetooth Flashlight ($99)This LED flashlight, USB charger, and Bluetooth speaker is contained in one rugged waterproof device, powered by a lithium-ion battery that plays 28 hours of music and keeps the long nights of winter brightly illuminated.Mission Radiantactive Running Performance Midweight Gloves ($40)These dual-layer, carbon-infused fleece gloves retain 20% more heat and are touch-screen compatible. The gloves are flexible yet provide a secure grip. Perfect for trail running, the Mission gloves provide excellent warmth while still remaining lightweight, flexible, and pliant.AMPware Rechargeable Smartphone Case ($80)Solar charging isn’t always possible. Hand crank this case for five minutes, and you have an hour of normal use.Osprey SKARAB 24 ($100)A classic day pack, the Skarab is lightweight, versatile, and voluminous. The harness and hipbelt spread the load evenly, and front access panel means you never have to dig for anything buried at the bottom.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fan dressed as Dr. Who peaks out of a replica of the character’s time-traveling police box (Joe Nuzzo/Long Island Press).Fans of the BBC’s cult classic television series Dr. Who descended on the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma for the first convention celebrating the show held in the Northeast in more than 20 years.Consuming all three floors of the Clarion, the convention featured notable guests, including actor Sylvester McCoy, who played the series 7th Doctor and Radagast in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, and actress Chase Masterson of Star Trek and Dr. Who audio books.“I realized that this was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who and no one was doing anything for it,” Ken Deep, the show’s creator, said. “I thought, if not me, then who?”Dr. Who, which holds the record for the longest-running science fiction TV show, follows a humanoid alien, or Time Lord, known as the Doctor, whose time-traveling spaceship disguised as a British police box leads him to face foes, right wrongs and save civilizations. The original series ran from 1963 to 1989 and was revived in 2005.Click here to see more fans dressed as characters from Dr. WhoWith the annual Long Island I-CON convention taking a break, Deep—an I-CON organizer himself—and other I-CON staff members focused their efforts on creating “L.I. Who.” The result was a convention with so many choices of panels, speakers, and featured events, it was hard for attendees to choose what to do next.On the vendor floor, fans poured over a vast array of Dr. Who memorabilia and other sci-fi related merchandise while celebrities were busy signing autographs and taking pictures.Of course, no sci-fi convention would be complete without colorful costume play, or cosplay. Many fans of the series proudly walked around the con in full costume stopping to pose for pictures or act out a scene with other cosplayers.Having completely sold out the conventions 1,100 tickets, Deep is already planning a convention for next year. “L.I. Who 2” is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, 2014.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, right, avoids a collision with left fielder Starling Marte while catching a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Jack Hannahan in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2013, in Cincinnati. McCutchen threw to first base to double off Devin Mesoraco. Cincinnati won 5-3. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)CINCINNATI (AP) – Nine days between starts was too much for Francisco Liriano.The left-hander lacked his usual control, resulting in his shortest outing of the season. Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, and the Cincinnati Reds tightened the NL Central race by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Friday night.The third-place Reds moved to within three games of second-place Pittsburgh. The Pirates lead their season series 6-5.The Reds sent nine batters to the plate for four runs in the fifth off Liriano (9-4), who had his shortest outing of the season. Chris Heisey’s infield single drove in the first run, and Phillips’ double off Justin Wilson made it 5-0.“One of those days I didn’t get any rhythm,” Liriano said. “I tried to make good pitches and it didn’t work out. Everything was up. I was rushing a little bit.“I didn’t get anything going. Just one of those days.”Heisey also had a solo homer off Liriano, who is 0-3 in three starts against Mike Leake and the Reds this season. In the last two games, he got little support from his offense. This time, his control deserted him. Liriano needed 98 pitches to go 4 1-3 innings.“Nine days off the mound,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “He was trying to get back into a rhythm. He threw more pitches than he wanted to. We were a pitch or two away from getting out of situations. We’ve gotten out of those situations before. We couldn’t tonight.”Leake (9-4) gave up solo homers to Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin in the sixth inning. Manny Parra fanned Pedro Alvarez with runners on second and third to end the seventh.Aroldis Chapman struck out two in the ninth while getting his 22nd save in 25 chances.Leake has won his last three decisions against Pittsburgh, giving the Pirates a tough time all-around. The three homers represented a breakthrough.“Too bad we weren’t able to jump on him earlier than we did,” McCutchen said.The Ohio River rivals have produced the majors’ most painful pairings this season. Nineteen batters have been hit by pitches – the Reds 10 times, the Pirates nine times – in their 11 games. Nobody was hit on Friday, a rare game that didn’t leave a mark.The Pirates emerged from the All-Star break with their best record in 37 years. Their 56 wins were their most at the break since the World Series champion Pirates of 1971 had 57 wins.Pittsburgh’s overriding question: Can it avoid another second-half meltdown and break a two-decade streak of losing?The Reds are trying to duplicate what they did last season, when they went on a surge after the break and ran away to the NL Central title. First, they need to get healthy. Top starter Johnny Cueto, set-up men Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton, and cleanup hitter Ryan Ludwick are still on the disabled list.Heisey took over in left field when Ludwick got hurt, then pulled his right hamstring and missed nearly two months. His solo shot on Friday gave him three homers since his return.Shin-Soo Choo singled during Cincinnati’s four-run fifth, extending his hitting streak to 13 games, matching his career high.Phillips’ decisive double came a few hours after a magazine released an interview with the All-Star second baseman in which he said he’s still “scarred” by the Reds’ decision to give Joey Votto a 10-year, $225 million extension in 2012 while he was in tough negotiations for an extension of his own. Votto said he understood Phillips’ opinion and appreciated his honesty.NOTES: Pirates 2B Neil Walker started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. He’ll play three games and get evaluated. He’s been on the 15-day DL since June 7 with soreness in his right side. … 1B Garrett Jones’ error ended Pittsburgh streak of 41 innings without one, matching their season high. … The Reds called up INF Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville, filling the spot opened when LH Tony Cingrani was sent down on Wednesday. … Manager Dusty Baker said LH reliever Sean Marshall suffered a “minor setback” in his throwing program. Marshall has been on the DL since April 10 with a sore pitching shoulder.