US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise Share this article U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea (ROK) navy diving and salvage experts wrapped up two weeks of advanced training during Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2015, March 14.Building on thirty years of partnership since SALVEX Korea began in 1985, approximately 180 U.S. and ROK navy personnel conducted a series of advanced combined salvage operations, both in-port and at-sea. Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 embarked aboard the rescue and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) sharpened skills with ROKN counterparts from Salvage Squadron (SALVORON) 55 embarked on their diving and salvage ship ROKS Pyongtaek (ATS 27).Training focused on combined diving operations, heavy lift procedures, and for the first time this year, a two-day salvage operations conference to discuss bilateral certification procedures and coordination. For the capstone event, Salvor and Pyongtaek teamed up in a real-world salvage operation to conduct bow-lifts of a 30-ton fishing vessel on an underwater training range near Chinhae, Korea. This highly complex evolution highlighted the continued importance of diving and salvage interoperability between the U.S. and ROK navies.SALVEX Korea 2015 is part of Exercise Foal Eagle — an umbrella of regularly-scheduled, annual exercises that are the culmination of many months of planning and based on realistic training scenarios. The naval portion of the Foal Eagle exercises take place in international waters around South Korea and features a full spectrum of maritime operations.[mappress mapid=”15406″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercise View post tag: News by topic US, ROK Navy Diving Experts Complete Salvage Exercise Authorities View post tag: completecenter_img View post tag: ROK March 17, 2015 View post tag: asia View post tag: Navies View post tag: Salvage View post tag: US View post tag: Navylast_img read more

How to Store Bitcoin Offline in Cold Storage

first_imgBitcoin’s streak of breaking its own record price has been relentless for the past few months, with the cryptocurrency climbing over $14,000 (about Rs. 9 lakh) this week, from having been less than $800 (about Rs. 51,600) this time last year. This unprecedented growth – nearly 10 times its value since the start of 2017 – has brought Bitcoin squarely into mainstream attention.Though the debates over the currency being in a bubble continue to have voices from all directions, what’s clear is that those with a big stake with Bitcoin need to be safer than ever with their digital investment. After all, it’s real money that’s at stake. Bitcoin wallets have faced multiple hacks in the past, so it’s worth going the extra step to secure your funds.- Advertisement – The most convenient way to store Bitcoins is by using an online wallet, which allows you to quickly transfer money in and out of the wallet, or turn Bitcoins into alternative cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, and others. But the safest option is known as ‘cold storage’, which stores your Bitcoins offline away from any Internet access. This is all the more important if you’ve got large amounts of Bitcoin.Here’s how to set up cold storage for your Bitcoin wallet:1. Paper WalletThe easiest way to take your Bitcoins offline is by using paper and a printer. Yes, really. You’ll also need a website that allows you to create an offline Bitcoin address, such as or Follow these steps to create a Bitcoin paper wallet:Head to the Paper Wallet or the page.Save the page locally to your computer as an HTML file.Next, close the page and disconnect your computer from the Internet.Open up the saved local version of paper wallet or the instructions on the page to create a new Bitcoin address.Once you’ve a pair of keys and QR codes, print the page. Make sure your printer is not connected to the Internet for added security.You can now use the new public address/ QR code to transfer Bitcoins from another online wallet.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The printed page is the most valuable piece of document for your Bitcoin investment. You should ideally store the printed page in a water and fire-proof container, such as a safe. If that’s not an option, create multiple versions of it and give it for safekeeping with trusted family, in the case of damage to your version. You could also laminate the page for protection.Bitcoin Is at an All-Time High. Should You Invest in It Now?2. BitKeyWhile taking your computer and printer offline is a good security measure, it’s not as safe as using a clean operating system. BitKey is basically a free bootable Linux distro that you can write to a USB drive or CD-ROM. Plus, it can run live from computer’s memory (RAM) so you can eject the drive/ disc once it’s running.- Advertisement – BitKey comes pre-installed with multiple software options: Electrum Bitcoin client, WarpWallet (more on that later), and Bitcoin paper wallet among others. It also has built-in network, printer, and wireless managers so you can use it for all necessary Bitcoin purposes. Creating a paper wallet with BitKey is safer than using your existing OS.Here’s how to create a bootable USB/CD with BitKey:Head to the BitKey website to download the OS image.Click the Download button, and get the 64-bit version.Choose between USB and CD-ROM. The latter is safer since they are read-only by default. For USB sticks without write protection, it’s advisable to remove them after boot.Burn a CD with your favourite program, or use a utility such as UNetbootin to write the BitKey ISO to a USB drive.Boot into BitKey by using your computer’s advanced boot function (varies from F8-F12 depending on motherboard manufacturers).If the boot is successful, you can use BitKey to create a paper wallet, and you can even use the Electrum client to create an offline wallet. BitKey provides three operation modes – cold-offline, cold-online, and hot-online – which define whether the computer is offline and air-gapped.It also decides how convenient the process will be. Choose cold-offline in BitKey for maximum security and least convenience, and hot-online for lesser security and more convenience. You can only prepare transactions in cold-online, though. Follow the three links to figure out which method works for you best.What Is Blockchain? Blockchain Technology Uses Beyond Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency3. WarpWalletFor the even more paranoid, an even safer way to store Bitcoin involves something called a brain wallet, which generates an address by using a memorised passphrase. WarpWallet takes that a step further with “salt”, an additional piece of data such as your email address which forces attackers to target you individually instead of casting a wide net.This way, your private key isn’t actually stored anywhere physically or digitally, it’s in your head (read: brain). That means you don’t have to take care of a piece of document, as long as you don’t forget the passphrase, for which most people advise that you leave cryptic notes around the house.Owing to the complexity and secure nature of this method, it’s been described as how Jason Bourne stores his Bitcoin. Anyway, if you think this is the way to go, here’s how to get started on WarpWallet:Head over to the WarpWallet website, and make note of the SHA-256 sum in the URL.Save the page locally to your computer as an HTML file, and transfer it to a USB drive.Boot up a bootable Linux distro, such as BitKey from above.Copy the HTML file over to BitKey.Open sha256sum warp.html to verify the SHA-256 sum matches the one from step 1.Open the HTML file as a local file in Chrome/Firefox.Generate a passphrase that works on an entropy algorithm, such as One Shall Pass. Anything with 58 bits or more of entropy is very secure.Use the passphrase in HTML file, and your email address as “salt”.Scan public key QR code with phone, and transfer it to a device with Internet.Shut down BitKey.You can now transfer Bitcoin from your online wallet/ exchange to your WarpWallet address. You don’t have to store your private key anywhere, as it can be regenerated with WarpWallet’s website, with the help of your passphrase and “salt”. Just don’t forget any of the details, or your Bitcoin (and the money invested in them) are gone forever.These are the most popular ways to store Bitcoin offline. If you want something with more convenience than BitKey and WarpWallet, and are willing to spend for it, look at hardware wallet options such as TREZOR. They cost a lot – TREZOR comes in at over Rs. 8,500 including shipping to India – but they are easier to use than booting a Linux distro.For more tutorials, head to our How To section.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? 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Uganda opposition leader stripped by police; Police chief’s vehicle knocks man…

first_imgA video has surfaced showing opposition leader Zainab Fatuma being roughed up and stripped by police before being bundled onto a waiting police van.It is reported that members of the Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) National Executive Committee led by Kizza Besigye were travelling to western Uganda for a party function when they were ambushed by police, roughed up and detained for hours.Some of those arrested were released only after the intervention of foreign diplomats who are closely monitoring the rapidly deteroriating political situation in Uganda.Police in Rukungiri where Besigye was scheduled to hold a rally reportedly arrested people who were pasting posters of the FDC flag bearer.The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has condemned the manner in which police arrested Fatuma, saying they acted unconstitutionally.ULS’s President Ruth Sebatindira has said that the police must now bring the perpetrators to book.In another Incident, Uganda’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura was yesterday reportedly forced to ask for forgiveness from rowdy motorcycle riders who were baying for his blood following an incident in which his convoy hit and killed their colleague.The motorcycle riders demanded to know why his envoy was over speeding. They asked the police chief to ensure an arrest is made in relation to the killing.Kayihura pledged to attend the burial of the dead motorcycle rider which will take place at his home in Kyarumba, and to take care of his family.Kayihura is in the district to ensure security ahead of President Museveni’s scheduled visit tomorrow.last_img read more

LaMelo Ball on young prospects joining NBL to prepare for NBA Draft: ‘College isn’t for everyone’

first_imgLaMelo Ball has been creating plenty of headlines since he announced he would be skipping college basketball and jumping straight to Australia’s National Basketball League ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. Fast forward five months since his announcement on ESPN’s “The Jump,” and Ball now sits near or at the top of several mock draft boards. Basketball is the Ball family business, and as LaMelo continues his preparation for the 2020 NBA Draft, his older brother and current Pelicans point guard Lonzo has been there guiding him every step of the way.Lonzo, who was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Lakers, entered the league with a level of hype similar to LaMelo.”I pretty much talk to him every day,” LaMelo said. “He’s always giving me advice. [He] pretty much [says], ‘Keep your head up. Do what you want to do. And whatever you feel is best, follow that.'” “For sure [it] feels good,” Ball said in an exclusive interview at Foot Locker QV in Melbourne. “[I’ve] been working for it for a minute now and pretty much just trying to grow from there.”While there were plenty of questions marks surrounding Ball’s move to the Illawarra Hawks on the other side of the world, the 18-year-old has let his numbers do the talking, becoming the youngest player in NBL history to record a triple-double with a career-high 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in the Hawks’ 114-106 November win over the Cairns Taipans.Every highlight, all of them (there were a lot) from LaMelo Ball’s triple-double against the Cairns Taipans ⤵️3⃣2⃣ points1⃣1⃣ rebounds1⃣3⃣ assists#NBL20— NBL (@NBL) November 25, 2019MORE: Will James Wiseman be top pick after leaving Memphis?He followed that up with another triple-double in his very next game, recording 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against fellow projected lottery pick RJ Hampton and the New Zealand Breakers.With the teen star sending social media around the world into overdrive with every deep 3-pointer and flashy assist, Ball says many of his peers back home either in college or high school have had their heads turned by his showstopping games in the NBL and the potential that lays in playing overseas to prepare for the NBA Draft. “For sure [there are] a lot of questions,” Ball said of his conversations with friends back home. “I feel like people in the future are going to start doing it. [It’s been] pretty much all good feedback.”Ball and Hampton arrived in Australia as the faces of the “Next Stars” program, designed to give potential draft picks an opportunity to get paid to develop in a professional environment. Six months out from the draft, Ball credits the NBL for giving him the freedom to work on his game full-time and learn the ropes of being a professional athlete.”I just like being different. College isn’t for everyone I think, so this path can help you do other stuff that you want to do,” Ball said. “It’s a great league. They say it’s the second [-best] league, NBA players that were in the NBA stuff like that and people trying to get to the NBA. It’s a great league.”Following his first triple-double performance, video footage emerged of Ball working out at 2 a.m. alongside his trainer Jermaine Jackson and Hawks teammate Sunday Dech, giving an insight into the teenager’s work ethic.2AM WORKOUT EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE:Jermaine Jackson teaching footwork skills coming off the screen w @MELOD1P & Sunday Dech the morning of the game. He did these moves in the game making history as the youngest player to get a Triple Double 32p 11r 13a 2TO 4/7 3pt fga and a W In OT.— Corey “Homicide” Williams (@chomicide) November 25, 2019″Just pretty much the grind never stops,” Ball said. “You know you always have room to get better, so after you have a good game, get back in there and just keep working. Pretty much just trying to improve everything, you know that’s pretty much the main thing, just going at it every day.”last_img read more