Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol

first_img Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol July 27, 2016 Multi-Ship refueling keeps Operation Atalanta warships on patrol Operation Atalanta’s warships are deployed off the coast of Somalia to ensure that the pirate attacks that terrorized seafarers in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for a number of years are not allowed to resurge.In order to ensure that the EU NAVFOR warships are able to maintain their counter-piracy patrols for longer periods, the ships top up their fuel and other essential stores, such as food, by conducting a Replenishment at Sea (RAS).Operation Atalanta’s German tanker, FGS Spessart, recently rendezvoused at sea with flagship, FGS Bayern, and Italian warship, ITS Euro, to conduct a RAS.Refueling one ship is a complicated manoeuvre that requires focused communication and high levels of skill from all the crews involved. When another ship is added to the mix, the manoeuvre becomes even more complex and safety concerns increase.After the RAS procedure was safely and successfully completed, the EU Naval Force’s ships returned to their duties to deter and disrupt the piracy threat off the Somali coast.During a recent multi-ship RAS, all four Operation Atalanta ships sailed togethercenter_img View post tag: EU NAVFOR View post tag: Operation Atalanta Share this articlelast_img read more

People with bipolar disorder seek strength amid social distancing

first_img“It is hard because I couldn’t see my psychologist for a psychotherapy session. I also don’t dare to go to the hospital to restock my medication because I’m afraid of contracting the coronavirus there,” Olivia told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.Olivia was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2011 and bipolar disorder in 2017.For Olivia, social connections and mental support from her friends and psychologists are essential for her well-being. With the COVID-19 pandemic she now lives in constant worry over the safety of her family, friends and herself. Social distancing, also known as physical distancing, makes it harder for her to seek the optimal mental support from her closest circles.“It needs extra effort for me in coping with bipolar disorder. It is hard for me to concentrate and I cannot think clearly. More negative thoughts pop up when you are stuck at home for a long time,” she said. “Several days ago, I hit rock bottom and I could only get support from my friends through mobile messaging apps,” she said.And although her psychologist offered her online consultation sessions by video call, Olivia said it was far from sufficient.“It was not ideal because it relied on a stable internet connection. Not to mention the 15-minute limit per session because other patients were also waiting in line for consultation sessions with the psychologist,” she said.”I think the demand for mental health consultations has increased these days because many people feel worried and stressful [because of the pandemic].”Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme mood swings that cause unusual shifts in concentration, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. It is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.The exact cause of the disorder remains unknown but experts believe that a combination of genetics, environment and altered brain structure and chemistry may play a role.March 30 is marked annually as World Bipolar Day to educate people about bipolar disorder and end the stigma surrounding the illness.Mental health experts urge families and friends of people living with bipolar disorder to give them extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic.The codirector of Bipolar Care Indonesia (BCI), Agus Hasan Hidayat, said that most of the members of the group had shared how the COVID-19 situation had negatively impacted on their mental health. The biggest stressor, Agus said, was the news related to the coronavirus.“Many have been worried about access to treatment these past two weeks, especially because there is an appeal that they shouldn’t see psychiatrists except if there is a serious situation that they cannot control,” Agus said. “While in fact they need regular counseling and medication.”There is no official data on how many people live with bipolar disorder in Indonesia, but estimates put the prevalence between 1 to 8 percent of the population, and that nearly 45 percent of affected people don’t get diagnosed properly.The BCI alone has recorded more than 700 people with bipolar disorder registered as its members. Most of them are students and white-collar workers who are now studying and working from home to maintain COVID-19 physical distancing.“People with bipolar disorder need to limit their information intake on COVID-19,” Agus said. “Those living alone in a rooming house are in a more worrying situation because their social interactions and activities are very limited compared with those living with family.”Gina Anindyajati, a general psychiatrist at the Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, said that while people were physically distant during this unprecedented period, it was crucial to maintain social contacts, especially for those with bipolar disorder.“What we need right now is social connection and empathy. […] Ask each other about their condition, share stories, send each other food, a simple form of attention is really helpful for them,” she said.“It is also important for them to maintain routine activities and a daily schedule. It is also important for them to do something relaxing,” she said.Benny Prawira, founder of Into the Light Suicide Prevention Community, highlighted the importance of people with bipolar disorder getting enough sleep and never skipping on prescribed medication.He stressed that people must first take care of themselves during the pandemic before caring for those with mental illness since it can be a challenging task.“Giving our support [to people with bipolar disorder] when we ourselves also need to adapt to the [COVID-19] situation is not an easy thing to do,” he said.Topics : Being isolated and cut off from social interaction and everyday routines can be hard for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. It presents an even bigger challenge to those living with bipolar disorder whose support system is an integral part of their well-being.Content creator Olivia Fabriane, 25, has been working from home for almost two weeks since authorities imposed a so-called social distancing policy to limit the spread of coronavirus by reducing physical contact between people.Jakarta is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country with 1,414 cases and 122 deaths as of Monday.last_img read more

Grusah: I will pay my players all arrears

first_imgFounder and bank-roller of premier league side Kumasi King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Gruzah is pleading with players and officials of his club to exercise some restraint following their frustration as a result of their unpaid salaries for the past four months.The veteran football administrator wants the players to be patient as he rallies round to gather some funds to settle all arrears and including promised GHc1000 owed each player as winning bonuses.It was reported that players of the Kumasi based club nearly boycotted their match day 28 fixture against Amidaus Professionals in Kumasi as a result of this financial turmoil.It took the timely intervention of head coach Mallam Yahaya and his assistant Prince Sabuto Acheampong to calm tampers. Alhaji Karim Gruzah admits to difficult financial times for King Faisal but is assuring the problem would be solved soon. “It’s a big situation but even on Wednesday we got something for them, after the match. Ever since King Faisal joined the premier league in 1995, we have never faced a situation like this, but Insha Allah we are going to pay them. The players should be patient, we appreciate them because they are sacrificing so much for King Faisal. It is not our fault, formerly MTN were sponsoring us but now they are sponsoring Kotoko. So they should hold on for just a little bit, we will pay them Insha Allah.” he told JOY Sportslast_img read more

Matt Mitrione explains the backstories to some of his memorable Instagram posts

first_img29 months after she fell through a plate glass window, my little girl is a case study for ulnar nerve repair and transplant. She just turned 8, November 13th and piano is part of her rehab. My 🐞. My ❤️.A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on Nov 19, 2018 at 7:17am PST”My ladybug (his daughter). Her cousin was coming to the house and there was a screen door, but there was an old-school glass window in it. She pushed on the handle and it didn’t hit all the way, so she pushed on the glass window. It wasn’t tempered glass, so it shattered. It was jagged and it stabbed her in the armpit and severed her ulnar nerve, which is the nerve that controls your pinky and ring finger. A lot of doctors said that she’ll never be the same, that she’ll never be able to do certain things and her hand will never be normal again. We did a tremendous amount of research and found a doctor in St. Louis, which was remarkably serendipitous because I was fighting in St. Louis for my first fight in Bellator and the doctor that’s the best nerve pediatrician and grafting pediatrician around was in St. Louis. (Getting choked up) Monday and Tuesday of fight week I was at the doctor’s office. It was a trip. She’s good now, though. She’s really good.” “He’s very, very good at what he does and he doesn’t make mistakes,” the 40-year-old Mitrione says.MORE: Join DAZN and watch Mitrione vs. Kharitonov at Bellator 215 on Feb. 15Coming off a loss to Ryan Bader in the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal last October, scoring a convincing victory over Kharitonov would be just the thing Mitrione needs to get his 2019 trek off on a solid start.“Fighting and beating a legend like Kharitonov,” he said, “is a major accomplishment in anybody’s career.”As tough as Mitrione has been in the cage throughout his MMA career, the father of three has managed to keep his gregarious personality outside it. We mean the bio of his Instagram account does have Mitrione saying, “Happiest fella I know on a daily basis.” That’s precisely why Sporting News pulled Mitrione aside on Bellator’s media day Wednesday in New York’s Times Square and had him do a deep dive into his IG account, giving us the backstories to some of his more interesting posts. View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Yeah, that’s me in the back being all sexy and stuff #StuSchweigart #Purdue @boilerfootballA post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on May 16, 2018 at 12:17pm PDT”That’s me with Drew Brees back in the day. That was a great time in football. Great experience, great time in my life, a lot of fun. Drew and I talk every once in a while. He’s a good dude, good friend. We both lead busy lives, but he’s doing good for himself for sure.” View this post on Instagramcenter_img A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on May 24, 2018 at 7:09pm PDT”That’s me at Purdue. I still do a lot of drills there, a lot of footwork drills. I wrestle with the Purdue team, I train with the Purdue football team — the D-line and the linebackers. This is a very common thing we have going on. It’s an all-around athletic drill.” Not to be out done by @kjpesceartist, my good frenemy @drewl76 crafted up this gem. Thanks, Drew. Hope you ran out of gas on the way back to Chicago.A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on Nov 18, 2018 at 10:27am PST”I had some fan art done and my buddy Drew, he drew this one. He was like, ‘This, here is a great self-portrait of you.’ He’s like, ‘Please don’t think I can’t draw you out of respect, either.’ This actually really tickled me. He’s a really funny, funny dude. He gave me chicken legs and little baby kneecaps.” Matt Mitrione has recorded plenty of memorable knockouts, including against the likes of the late Kimbo Slice, Derrick Lewis and Fedor Emelianenko, to name a few.The former NFL defensive tackle-turned mixed martial artist knows that he’s going to be hard-pressed to accomplish the same against Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 215 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and live on DAZN, on Friday night, but he’s going to try. View this post on Instagram Y’all already know that @wingstop and I have a thing going on. I might be their new #PrinceOfPoultry. As always, thanks for the love!A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on Dec 13, 2018 at 8:15am PST”Wingstop, they’re a sponsor of mine. So we go out there and smash food. We go there and get crazy. Wingstop has really been good to me. We go there — like the whole team — eat, sit around and have a good time. I’ll be a 20-wing guy [when really hungry].”last_img read more