Pirate Whaler Used to Attack KSL Sydney Blown Up

first_imgEU NAVFOR military personnel seized and destroyed an active pirate action group (PAG) whaler, which was used in an attack against the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier KSL Sydney earlier this month. The bulker was fired upon in the Gulf of Aden, while transiting the area on October 16. The shots were fired from a skiff that tailed the vessel, some 340 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia in the Somali Basin.However, as the armed guards on board the ship returned fire the gang from the skiff abandoned their plan of boarding the vessel and departed.EUNAVFOR’ informed that the master had already evacuated the crew to the citadel when the armed security team responded to the attack. Both the vessel and its crew were reported to be safe.EU NAVFOR coordinated with other counter-piracy missions to ensure an investigation was carried out, deploying counter-piracy assets in the Somali Basin to maintain heightened vigilance. Air surveillance of the area managed to detected the whaler which was later seized and destroyed.“Using the resources of Op Atalanta we were able to identify, track and destroy the equipment of a pirate action group making it harder for them to attack maritime shipping in the future. We will continue to deter and prevent acts of piracy with every chance we get in order to ensure vulnerable shipping and their crews remain safe while they transit the Western Indian Ocean,”  Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares, the EU NAVFOR Force Commander, said.last_img read more

Mr. Ernest Thomas “Ernie” Curlin

first_imgMr. Ernest Thomas “Ernie” Curlin, age 64, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 15, 1952, in Dearborn County, Indiana, the son of the late, Blanton Tandy Curlin and Virginia Lou Jean (Cobb) McCormick. He was raised in Dearborn County, Indiana where he attended school. Ernie was united in marriage on August 2, 1969 at the Dillsboro Church of Christ in Dillsboro, Indiana, to Marydale “Mickey” Jackson. Ernie was later united in marriage in 1984 in Cochran, Indiana to Tina Campbell. He was later united in marriage to Sheila Vogel on September 6, 1997 in Switzerland County, Indiana and to this union arrived a son, Calob Jacob Curlin to bless their home. Ernie was employed as a truck driver for Bell Yelton Trucking in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. Ernie was a member of the Aurora Church of Christ in Aurora, Indiana. He was a member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Sons of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a founder of the Vevay American Legion Riders Post #185. He was also a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM. Ernie enjoyed farming all of his life, fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and horses, irritating Shirley Bill and spending time with his family and friends. Ernie passed away at 11:08 am, Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Ernie will be dearly missed by his son: Calob Jacob Curlin of Vevay, IN; his brothers: Blanton Eugene Curlin of Moores Hill, IN and Russell Gilbert Curlin of North Vernon, IN; his half-brothers: James William McCormick of Lawrenceburg, IN, Frank Curlin of Orlando, FL, Chuckie Curlin of Dalton, GA, Billy Curlin of Lawrenceburg, IN, David Curlin of Vevay, IN; his half-sister: Shirley Anne Davis of Carrollton, KY; his step-sister: Missy Ricketts of Moorefield, IN; his step-brothers: Lee Young of Mulberry, FL, Paul Young of Milan, IN, James Young of Indianapolis, IN and Bryan Young of Indianapolis, IN; his uncles: Paul Curlin of Vevay, IN and Bobby Curlin of Ripley,OH; his aunt: Francis Houze of Dillsboro, IN and his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents: Blanton Tandy Curlin and Virginia Lou Jean (Cobb) McCormick; his step-mother: Mary (Niccum) Curlin, died July 2, 1989; his son: Christopher Lee Curlin, died September 7, 2005; his sister: Bonita Faye Roberts Napier, died May 31, 2012; his half-brother: Steven Curlin and his step-brother: Alan Young.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Bobby Brundige Jr. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. (All family and friends and riders to please ride your motorcycle in honor of Ernie to Fredonia Cemetery.)Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post #185 or to the Fredonia Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Petition Seeks to Remove “Racist Tropes” from Splash Mountain

first_imgDisney fans are calling on the company’s parks to change the theme of one of their most popular attractions.A petition that is posted on Change.org asks Disney to remove all references to its 1946 film “Song of the South” from Splash Mountain.The petition claims the movie is “steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes” and suggests that Disney re-theme the ride around “Princess and the Frog.”Tiana, the main character in that film, is recognized for being Disney’s first African American princess.As of Thursday morning, the petition had more than 8,000 signatures, with a goal of 10,000 at this point.Read more about the plans for the phased reopening of @WaltDisneyWorld Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and Disney Stores on @DisneyParks Blog: https://t.co/YDTsO3hZP7— Disney (@Disney) May 27, 2020 The call for change comes as discussions continue about racial injustice, following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.Bystander video shows the 46-year-old man struggling to breathe while in police custody on May 25.Police officer Derek Chauvin could be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — have all been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.last_img read more

Pogba Double Gives Solskjaer Second Win as Man Utd Boss

first_img5 19 28 Team 5 Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United made it back-to-back wins under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a stylish victory over the Premier League’s bottom side Huddersfield.Former United striker Solskjaer was appointed last week after the sacking of Jose Mourinho and he followed up the 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff with another win in his first game in charge at Old Trafford. L 19 3 Pts 7 44 3 8 16 4 Watford 8 8 -2 4 Liverpool 0 GD 24 P 10 D 16 PREMIERSHIPPos 27 -1 15 7 W 6 5 36 19 4 5 32 Tottenham Man City 19 11 2center_img 19 Man Utd 38 6 2 9 1 Leicester 3 19 40 3 9 19 19 6 7 5 Chelsea 51 26 Nemanja Matic scored the opener, poking in from close range after Victor Lindelof’s header was saved by Jonas Lossl with the Huddersfield goalkeeper also keeping out efforts from Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.The impressive Pogba added two more for the hosts in the second half, sweeping in a first-time shot from the edge of the box and rocketing another from 30 yards out to settle the contest.Huddersfield, who slipped to 20th position after seeing Fulham claim a point against Wolves earlier in the day, had plenty of chances of their own but their goal came too late, as Mathias Jorgensen swept home a consolation late on. 14 2 0 21 7 Everton 6 19 19 4 8 36 7 Wolves 12 27 3 3 Arsenal 2 45 11 Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Disruptive Property! Gaming Innovation Group launches Highroller.com

first_img StumbleUpon Submit GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 Share Share Related Articles GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Oslo-listed online gambling operator Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has announced the launch of its latest B2C online casino property Highroller.comHighroller.com sees GIG expand its online casino portfolio to seven properties. The online gambling group states that Highroller.com will be a disruptive brand within the industry, delivering a unique and fully immersive experience for online casino players, with market leading promotions and loyalty rewards programme.The new casino vertical has been initially launched within Nordic markets, with GIG leadership stating that Highroller.com is performing ‘well ahead of expectations’. Once settled in the Nordics, GIG will push the new casino into regulated European markets in 2018.Commenting on the launch of Highroller.com Robin Reed, CEO of Gaming Innovation Group said: “With Highroller.com we want to create the ultimate platform for casino players and we are very excited to be live. We had high expectations for the brand, yet the results of the opening week have exceeded them.”Updating investors, Reed details that Highroller.com has been implemented with GIG leadership undertaking a review of operations in order to increase corporate revenues and earnings.“The launch of Highroller.com takes place after a period of positive uplift within GIG Gaming. Among the implemented improvements are the complete review of all signup offers, CRM systems, and marketing campaigns.last_img read more