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NATO Warship stops pirate attack group

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 dicembre 2011

London. The Royal Navy vessel, RFA Fort Victoria was patrolling in an area approximately 420 nautical miles from the Seychelles and 350 nautical miles from the Somali coast as part of NATO’s counter piracy task force 508.
Early that morning, she received information that a Spanish fishing vessel operating to the north of their position had come under attack from a group of pirate vessels to the North of their position. The ship’s Lynx helicopter was quickly despatched to investigate. Once at the scene, the helicopter identified two suspect vessels, a whaler and a skiff, in the vicinity of the fishing vessel. The faster of the two, a skiff, sped away at over 25 knots as the helicopter gave chase. When the skiff ignored orders to stop, the Lynx helicopter fired warning shots ahead of the fleeing vessel which stopped and the suspected pirates onboard were then transferred to Fort Victoria via boat. Fort Victoria’s Royal Marines boarding team then boarded the whaler and another skiff in the vicinity. As a result of the day’s action, a total of seven suspected pirates were detained onboard Fort Victoria along with their whaler as evidence, with no injuries being sustained by either side.
NATO has contributed to the international counter piracy effort off the Horn of Africa since December 2008. The mission has expanded from escorting UN and World Food Programme Shipping under Operation Allied Provider and protecting merchant traffic in the Gulf of Aden under Operation Allied Protector. In addition to these activities and as part of the latest mission, Operation Ocean Shield, NATO is working with other international bodies to help develop capacity of countries in the region to tackle piracy on their own. Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is permanently assigned to NATO. It is a multi-national Naval Group that provides the NATO Alliance with the ability to quickly respond to crisis situations anywhere in the world. A capable, stand-alone task group and one of four standing maritime elements that form a flexible core around which NATO can build a larger force to meet a wide range of missions that will include non-combatant evacuations, consequence management, counter terrorism, crisis response, embargo operations, etc.
NATO has announced its continuing commitment to counter-piracy by extending Operation Ocean Shield to December 2012. (FH110244007)

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The Portrait Regained

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 agosto 2010

Bellinzona (Switzerland) until 12 September 2010 (Fri-Sat-Sun_2.00-6.00 p.m. or by appointment)The CACT Centre of Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino is presenting a group show entitled The portrait regained. The artists were chosen on the basis of their purely thematic, rather than idiomatic, convergence. In addition to socio-political upheavals that have given new styles and tools of thought to mankind and artists, portraiture is certainly one of the oldest and paradoxically one of the universal themes shared by different cultures, for the very reason that it is capable of crossing the centuries and representing man/mankind in different historical or social contexts and/or situations. From a philosophical standpoint, a portrait is none other than the representation of the subject portrayed by the artist; even when it approaches a real situation, the work of art sets out to sketch an image of man’s existential/existentialist universe. But from a more analytical standpoint, a portrait (re-)designs the individual observer’s or the artist’s own subjective subconscious by reading the psychology of the person portrayed. While the American painter Jon Campbell (USA-Germany, 1982) delicately unveils the sensual rapport he seeks with his model in his virile portraits Dritan (2009) and Nic (2008), Francesca Guffanti (Italy, 1962) is showing a canvas, from a series dedicated to Laura, in which her favourite model is portrayed as a prostitute; this works as a double portrait, where the model acts and willingly plays a part, while the painter strengthens her interpretative personality, bolstering it with her personal approach. The video Mother (2010) is a touching portrait of his mother produced by Mirko Aretini (Switzerland, 1984) in the form of a filmed diary, a sort of confession-cum-testimonial of the poignancy and fragility of a human being (his mother) balanced on the knife-edge between lack of awareness and contingency. While Martin Sulzer (Germany, 1977) has produced a video self-portrait, Vasaernap (2007), where the ways in which he has used the technical medium are an integral part of the portrait he has made of himself, going back over the thematic traces of the ‘definition of identity’, Silent storage (2010) is a piece shot in Catania by Veronica Tanzi (Switzerland, 1975) as a silent – so only visual – video-interview with a character from the centre of the Sicilian port city. Trans-identity, but not trans-sexuality, is the leitmotiv in this new three-part piece of work. Perdition, depression and death are the cardinal points in Blustery (2008), a video self-portrait presented to the public for the first time by Pier Giorgio De Pinto (Switzerland, 1968). Autobiographical in nature, this piece is touching for the pathos generated by absence as an element of death. Two portraits of the exhibition’s curator are the works of the artists Paolo Ravalico Scerri (Italy, 1965), Enchanting Prison (2009), and M.L.C. (2010) by Fiorenza Bassetti (Switzerland). These two artists have focused on the identity of the relationship between artist and curator on several occasions. For Arvo Pärt (2006) is the painting installation presented to the public for the first time by Mauro Valsangiacomo (Switzerland, 1950). To a certain extent, this is a portrait of the Estonian musician that the Swiss artist executed by interpreting the iconology of the former’s music. The installation shown by Donato Amstutz (Switzerland-France, 1969) is a reflection on mankind and on the meaning of being male in an ambiguous post-technological society balanced between epoch-making resettlements, roles and existential fragility.  Massimo Vitangeli (Italy, 1950) is presenting a new video entitled Où sommes-nous? (2010). Shot against a soundtrack of Edith Piaf singing Je ne regrette rien (1956) in three different moments of her life, the video tackles the theme of memory, of nostalgia and of the sensual pleasure of remembering in the very act of reconfiguring identity. (alarocca)

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Competitive Technologies

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 aprile 2010

Fairfield. Competitive Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex:CTT) announced today that it has received shipping instructions for 100 of its Calmare® Therapy Treatment medical devices from its Switzerland-based distributor, Life Epistéme Group. The first 40 of these devices have just been shipped. The balance of the order will be shipped over the next three months. The non-invasive Calmare Therapy medical device, which uses “Scrambler Therapy” developed in Italy by CTT’s client, Professor Giuseppe Marineo, was brought to CTT through the efforts of the Zangani Investor Community™ and with the cooperation of Mr. Giuseppe Belcastro, Legal Counsel for Professor Marineo. CTT’s partner, GEOMC Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea, has current manufacturing facilities capable of commercially producing 200 pain therapy medical devices per month and the partners have agreed to expand production capacity to an increased production level of 600 units per month to match increased order demand. For more information on the device, visit
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