View post tag: Guard Training & Education View post tag: of View post tag: At View post tag: Russian-Japanese Japanese Coast Guard patrol ship arrives at the port of Korsakov (Sakhalin Island, Russia) on Oct 25 to attend Russian-Japanese exercise of frontier services, reports RIA Novosti referring to a representative of Sakhalin Coast Guard Dept Natalia Yershova.“Japanese patrol ship Soya will stay at Sakhalin till Oct 28. Purpose of the visit is improvement of international cooperation between border guard agencies of the two countries and countering trans-frontier criminality at sea”, Yershova said.According to her, apart from joint exercise the visit program includes solemn meeting ceremony at Korsakov port, courtesy visits of Japanese delegation, state receptions arranged by both parties, and concerts for the crews of Russian and Japanese ships. Besides, residents and guests of Sakhalin Island will be allowed to visit a Russian Coast Guard ship and Japanese patrol vessel Soya.The history of mutual official calls paid by Sakhalin and Japanese frontiersmen goes back to 2000. When the memorandum of cooperation development between Russian FSB Frontier Service and Japanese Coast Guard was signed, a Sakhalin patrol ship for the first time attended the naval parade in Tokyo Bay. In 2003 two other Russian patrol vessels participated in an exercise jointly with Japanese ships. Since 2007 this trend has received new impulse; joint drills and official visits of Russian and Japanese border guards are becoming regular. The most eventful year was 2008 when frontier agencies of both countries celebrated jubilees; Russian Frontier Service turned 90, and Japanese Coast Guard – 60.Such close cooperation promotes mutual understanding and helps to protect territorial waters of both countries more effectively, respond to regional challenges rapidly, and reach compromise in problematic issues.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 26, 2011; View post tag: coast View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Japanese Coast Guard Patrol Ship Arrives at Port of Korsakov to Attend Russian-Japanese Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: port View post tag: Korsakov View post tag: Patrol October 26, 2011 Japanese Coast Guard Patrol Ship Arrives at Port of Korsakov to Attend Russian-Japanese Exercise View post tag: attend View post tag: Arrives View post tag: to View post tag: ship View post tag: Japanese View post tag: Exercise
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LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer promises a “wall of sound” in the Clippers’ new arena, and it takes one to know one.Ballmer also said Thursday night that the Clippers would open those new doors five years from now.“After we’ve won some championships,” he added.The Clippers’ owner was on stage at the Wiltern Theater, and he basically was selling bacon to pit bulls. His audience was a group of Clippers’ season-ticket holders, who roared at nearly everything said by Ballmer, player personnel director Lawrence Frank and the self-explanatory Jerry West, during their annual state-of-the-team rundown. “I can’t tell you how many people said, ‘I can’t believe you got both of them,’’’ West said.“You can drive yourself nuts over things you can’t control,” Frank said. “We were pretty transparent that Kawhi was our No. 1 guy. After a while, you just do your best and just surrender and enjoy it. All three teams (Toronto, Lakers, Clippers) were right in there. You could make an argument for all of them. What could we control? Try to get an elite player like Paul George. That can’t hurt, no matter what happens. And in the end, a lot of things happened almost simultaneously.”The fans only booed once. That was at the first mention of the Lakers. West playfully cupped his ear, asking for more.“I’m not a betting man, except at gin,” West said. “But I’m pretty confident that on Christmas Day, the Clippers will be playing the Lakers.”On a night when Staples sounded like a fixer-upper and Inglewood looked like Shangri-La, Christmas Day seemed hot and now. The state of this team? The Arctic Circle, or points north. The Clippers traded for Paul George, signed Kawhi Leonard, retained the concept of a working roster, and yet stayed out of luxury-tax lockdown.This is a franchise that has swaggered before, but now their owner brings digital wallpaper to life.Some of us remember when their biggest offseason activity was Donald T. Sterling’s Lottery Party, a symbol of his decadence and their wretchedness. Then they got good. It took a guy like Ballmer to realize that good wasn’t enough. Neither was it enough to be the third tenant at Staples Center, to play 12:30 p.m. games on Saturday and then walk past all the hockey equipment bags as they hustled home, to beat the outgoing and incoming traffic.“This will be our home,” Ballmer said. “Hockey?” He thrust his thumb to the sky, the international symbol for you’re-outta-here.Ideally, the construction will begin in the summer of 2021. More ideally, Leonard and George will be entering their third Clippers season, although they are eligible to opt out. In between, the Clippers strongly believe in their 1-through-15 cast. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “We have two of the best five players in the NBA now,” West said. “They’re going to open up opportunities for everyone. You think about the ends of games. We’ll have those two show ponies plus Lou Williams? I really don’t know who’s going to stop them.”West pointedly mentioned Terance Mann, the second of the Clippers’ draft choices. As a guard, Mann led the NBA Summer League in rebounding, but West said Mann’s passing will fill the Clippers’ largest need. “I really think he’s going to be playing a lot by the end of the season,” West said.Such are the benefits of the NBA’s best pick-and-roll bargain. Williams is making $8 million this coming season, Montrezl Harrell $6 million. They become free agents next summer, but that’s how you can add Moe Harkless at $11 million and still give the Mad Max contracts to Leonard and George.As has been reported, the Clippers knew they needed a running buddy to get Leonard. When Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler committed elsewhere, they were facing a two-strike count. But they found Oklahoma City, which had a throbbing salary-cap headache.Frank said they explained their vision to Leonard, in an early meeting, and then put George’s name on their board. “That’s the guy,” Leonard replied. So that became the plan.“They’re the two best two-way players in the league,” Frank said. “Defensively they check every single box. Can they guard their own position? Can they guard down (smaller players)? Can they guard up? Check. It makes us a lot more switchable. And then you add what Pat Beverley does on defense.“For the first time, Paul doesn’t always have to guard the other team’s best player. And when you have that culture, nobody wants to be the weak link defensively.”Ballmer, Frank and West spent most of July 5 on various phone calls, two of which were disrupted by earthquakes. West was at the Summer League in Las Vegas.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error