Sputnik International
17 hours
A Somalian pirate who took part in an attack on the US Navy vessel in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison by an American court on Wednesday.
Sputnik International
17 hours
A Somalian pirate who took part in an attack on the US Navy vessel in 2010 was sentenced to life in prison by an American court on Wednesday.
Voice Of America
19 hours
A Somali pirate will be spending the rest of his life in a U.S. federal prison for attacking an American Navy ship in 2010. Mohamed Farah, 31, was sentenced Wednesday for piracy and other acts in connection with the armed attack on the USS Ashland in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Djibouti. Three other defendants already got life sentences, while two more were given 15- and 33-year prison terms. The pirates set out to hijack another ship, but were stopped by a British naval vessel. They then turned their sights on the Ashland, pelting the ship with small-arms fire. The Ashland returned fire, setting the pirates' small boat ablaze and forcing them into the sea. The Ashland was not damaged and no one on board was hurt.
Techradar
2 days
These powerful moves based on the Flowmotion moves from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance are inspired by some of the biggest rides at the Disney theme parks such as the Teacups, Pirate Ship and Thunder Mountain Railroad. Keyblade Transformations are fairly self explanatory and will allow Soras Keyblade weapons to transform in battle with different effects. According to Nomura, Keyblade Transformations will only be unlocked when all missions from one of the games worlds are unlocked, with each individual world offering its own unique transformation. For example, it was spotted by KH Insider that an Olympus Keyblade was able to cast Zeus lightning as well as transform into a Pegasus-drawn chariot. New worlds Disneys been busy in the years since Kingdom Hearts 2 was first released so as youd expect, there are going to be a few new worlds to play in.
Den of Geek
3 days
He makes quite the entrance too, stood atop of his ship’s mast, his hair flapping in the sea breeze as he pulls into port, at first looking every bit the impressive and dashing outlaw. It’s only once the camera angle changes and we realise he is clinging to the remains of a sinking ship that we realise he’s a far more of a shambolic pirate than we perhaps first thought. However, his perfectly timed step ashore did also show that while he may be far from perfect, he does it all with a definite sense of style. 17. The Alien ( Alien ) Our first but by no means last non-human addition to this list comes from Ridley Scott’s landmark sci-fi classic. It’s a truly unforgettable moment that marked the debut on screen of the deadly xenomorph. As Kane (John Hurt) lies convulsing on the Nostromo’s mess room table, tension builds as we wait to see the cause of his anguish.
China Daily
11 days
Chinese naval sailors saved a Panamanian ship on Saturday night that had come under attack from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the second such rescue mission this month, China's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
Voice Of America
16 days
A notorious Somali pirate leader is missing following an attempt Saturday to hijack a cargo ship, maritime sources and villagers said. Abdikarim Salah Aw Koombe" and two other pirates were last seen on board a Lebanese-registered cargo ship, OS 35 near Socotra Island, as they attempted to intimidate the crew and steer the vessel to the direction of the Somali coast, sources say. Two pirates who remained in the ship have escaped and reached land, sources told VOA's Somali service. The surviving pirates told residents in the Red Sea town of Alula that Aw Koombe and two other pirates who boarded the ship had been left behind. They believe Aw Koombe and the two other pirates were likely captured by the Chinese navy who rescued the crew of the ship Saturday. The Chinese navy was not available for comment, but internal information shared between international maritime forces off the coast of Somalia indicated that at least three pirates were arrested during the operation.
Voice Of America
17 days
MSV Al Kausar and its crew members were seized in the Indian Ocean en route to the southern port town of Kismayo. The boat was chartered by a Somali businessman and was carrying commercial goods. Meanwhile on Sunday, Indian and Chinese sailors freed a cargo ship after pirates briefly seized the vessel. The incident marked the fifth pirate attack this year off the Somali coast. Security officials say piracy is reemerging in Somali waters following an increase in illegal fishing. The former director of intelligence in Somalia's Puntland region, Abdi Hassan Hussein, told VOA organized groups are preparing to conduct attacks. “There are more than eight groups who want to engage piracy activities; some of them already went into the sea, some are in preparation and some have already carried out attacks,” Hussein told VOA Somali. At their peak in the early 2010's, Somali pirate gangs were responsible for hundreds of attacks on commercial ships traveling in the Gulf of Aden, the western Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea.
IBTimes
18 days
ABC News - International
18 days
China's navy says its forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia
China Daily
18 days
Voice Of America
18 days
The OS 35 is Oldstone’s only ship registered with the U.N. Oldstone could not be immediately reached for comment. The pirates managed to board the ship Saturday evening near Yemen’s Socotra Island despite resistance from the crew, Somali pirate, Bile Hussein, told The Associated Press. The armed pirates were steering it toward Somalia’s northern coast, said an official with the ports ministry in Somalia’s northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Piracy resurgence Somali pirates in recent weeks have hijacked at least two vessels with foreign crews in the waters off Somalia and Yemen, marking a return of the threat after five years. Piracy off Somalia’s coast was once a serious threat to the global shipping industry. It has lessened in recent years after an international effort to patrol near the country, whose weak central government has been trying to assert itself after a quarter-century of conflict.
Leicester Mercury
19 days
It's getting hot, hot, hot! Well, ok, maybe warm, warm, warm. But, either way, it's great weather for supping a pint in the beer garden. Or a gin and tonic if you'd prefer, ladies.Leicestershire is full of great pubs and here, we've put together a selection of those that we think have pretty lovely outdoor areas to enjoy......The Bradgate, Newtown Linford Ideally located just down the road from beautiful Bradgate Park, The Bradgate has a huge outdoor area with a children's pirate ship climbing...
Leicester Mercury
19 days
It's getting hot, hot, hot! Well, ok, maybe warm, warm, warm. But, either way, it's great weather for supping a pint in the beer garden. Or a gin and tonic if you'd prefer, ladies.Leicestershire is full of great pubs and here, we've put together a selection of those that we think have pretty lovely outdoor areas to enjoy......The Bradgate, Newtown Linford Ideally located just down the road from beautiful Bradgate Park, The Bradgate has a huge outdoor area with a children's pirate ship climbing...
BBC One London
21 days
who's two and a half. He's into pirates, he thinks I'm going to be a pirate on the ship. Greenwich Council is spending £1 million bringing the tall ships to London for this event, which runs over the Easter weekend. Why is that good value for money? One, we've invested in infrastructure
Washington Free Beacon
22 days
Their man on the ground Rory Carroll found there was no evidence it ever happened . Carroll reports that in general, locals disputed the notion that there was a rash of boorish Trump supporters following the election. "Trump? The breakers dont really mention him," said one nightclub promoter. "If they do it’s usually to say ‘F*** Trump’." "Interviews with almost two dozen bouncers, barmen, cleaners, waiters and other service staff yielded similar responses: none had encountered Trump-tinged sentiments, spotted Make America Great caps or heard chants about the wall," Carroll writes. The Guardian tracked down the tourist pirate ship the incident supposedly took place on, and could find no one who could remember the wall chant. Of the eleven workers interviewed, eight said they had heard nothing about the chant, and three said they had heard about the incident but didn't actually see it.
Voice Of America
23 days
The pirates and their backers sometimes split windfalls of over $5 million for the release of a ship and its crew. But Somali piracy virtually disappeared just three years later, after international navies began regular patrols of shipping lanes and ships took new security measures, in some cases carrying armed guards on board. In all of 2016, the IMB recorded only two pirate attacks near Somalia, neither of which resulted in a hijacking. So far, the pirates have not made any demands in regards to the two newly-captured ships. Both are believed to be commercial dhows that were carrying goods to Somalia. Ali said local elders have opened talks with pirates on the Indian boat, and said he wants the Somali government and regional officials to help secure the release of the boat and crew. “We will exercise whatever means possible to make sure to release those innocents being held by the pirates,” Ali said.
Western Morning News
a month
A replica of the first ship to sail around the world will be open to the public when she visits Brixham for the ninth annual Pirate Festival. The event takes place on the May bank holiday weekend from Saturday, April 29, to Monday, May 1. This year, Brixham Pirate Festival commemorates the death of local pirate Sam Bellamy, known as Black Sam, who was lost at sea 300 years ago. As usual, the streets, quayside and marina will be bustling with pirates, landlubbers and militia gathered together...
The Sun Daily
a month
Mini figures also really help light up the scene. “I am not so good at imagination so when I want to build something, I need to do a thorough research. For example, the Shell petrol station diorama, I went to a few different stations to snap photos of them and I studied their structure from websites. I also studied the inside of the building in order to build a petrol station that looked exactly like the real one,” she said. Coming from an engineering background, Chung likes motion and when she learned that Lego has motor parts that can create movement, her first project was to create a chair-lift. Chung said it required a lot of patience before it worked. She also used an Arduino processor in her other projects such as the train controlled gate and the river rocking ride (pirate ship ride). Chung wrote the software to dynamically control the speed of the motor that drives the Lego.
TYT YouTube
a month
Techradar
a month
" However, less expected is that in order to achieve that, you'll need to solve puzzles in order to sail and protect your crew's ship. To be over thirteen years old, Puzzle Pirates still holds up. Now you can get the multiplayer portion of Puzzle Pirates for free on Steam; a single-player mode no longer exists because of the discontinuation of the CD-ROM version of the game. Nevertheless, at least there's no reason to pirate it. 37. Unturned Like Minecraft meets DayZ, Unturned takes apocalyptic survival elements from both games and merges them into one derivatively blocky sandbox game. Thats by no means a criticism either. Like the titles it draws influence from, Unturned is at its best when experienced with friends online. Donning both PvP and PvE modes, Unturned is the real deal. Developed by a 16-year-old kid and with over 24 million downloads under its belt, Unturned is immensely successful, and its not difficult to see why.
The Huffington Post
a month
The Times pointed to the growing number of complaints from tourism sector workers who point out that ... many spring breakers have been offensive, rude and haughty toward Mexican people. The ship outburst was recounted in a Facebook post by Peruvian Anaximandro Amable Bruga, who was on a honeymoon trip in early March with his Mexican wife aboard a pirate cruise off Cancun, which recreates a pirate battle at sea. I was with Suly, my wife (from Mexico), watching the show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, Amable said in his post, written in Spanish (a rough Facebook translation follows below). At the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe drunk, or not) began to [chant] Build the wall louder and louder. The incident appeared to be a kind of turning point for Amable.
Daily Mail - USA
a month
The group was on board the Captain Hook Pirate Ship (pictured) in Cancun on March 3 along with other revelers when they burst in to the chant as the audience disembarked the boat.
Voice Of America
a month
Officials in Somalia's Puntland region say they have dispatched officials and maritime police to the area to achieve a "peaceful solution." “We are engaged in an effort to convince these men to free the ship and the sailors without condition and let it continue its journey,” said Dirir. Dirir says the region wants no ransom paid to the hijackers. “Paying ransom encourages more hijackings; principally we object to it," he said. Steed says he is not aware of any ongoing negotiations and suggests a delay may be because there are technical problems. “It could just be that the pirates have not found their negotiator or translator or dont know what they want,” he said. “So I would expect over the next couple of days the negotiations to start in earnest.” Negotiations with pirates aren't always easy. In October of last year, 26 Asian sailors were released after almost five years in Somali pirate captivity.