4 May

USS Roosevelt Ends Replenishment-at-Sea

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Roosevelt Ends Replenishment-at-Sea Authorities View post tag: Ends Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), successfully completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) the afternoon of July 20. July 23, 2014 The RAS lasted roughly two hours with more than 120,000 gallons of fuel being transferred to Roosevelt. Byrd is one of 12 dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command that provide underway replenishment of fuel to U.S. Navy ships at sea. Byrd pulled alongside the Roosevelt to coordinate the transfer of fuel lines from one ship to the other.The RAS began when the two ships were traveling parallel to each other moving at the same speed. Once the ships are at a close enough proximity, Sailors shot a phone and distance line from the receiving ship to Byrd to establish communication and help keep accurate distance between each ship. Once communications were established, the process of transferring the fuel lines began.“Without proper teamwork, the whole evolution could completely come apart,” said Cmdr. Jason Reller, commanding officer of Roosevelt. “It takes the diligence of both ships to ensure a successful RAS.”Once the fuel transfer hoses successfully coupled the ships, the refueling could begin.Roosevelt is deployed as a part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security co-operation efforts in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, July 23, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Replenishmentcenter_img View post tag: americas USS Roosevelt Ends Replenishment-at-Sea View post tag: Defence View post tag: sea Share this article View post tag: USS Roosevelt View post tag: Navallast_img read more

19 Sep

Kirsten, Simons to help select Proteas coach

first_imgCRICKET South Africa (CSA) has confirmed former national team bosses Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons will be involved in the process to select a head coach for the Proteas.CSA revealed yesterday it intends to have a new coach and management team in place by the start of September.Incumbent Russell Domingo was informed in January that he will need to reapply for his position if he wishes to remain in charge of the team.Kirsten, who enjoyed considerable success with South Africa as a player and coach, and Simons will be joined on the selection panel by CSA board members Norman Arendse and Rihan Richards. The fifth member of the panel will be Oupa Nkagisang, the president of North West Cricket who serves on CSA’s transformation and cricket pipeline committees.CSA president Chris Nenzani said: “There has been uninformed negativity in the media about the board’s decision to start a process to recruit a coach for the men’s senior national team. But the reasons for our doing this were obvious and the committee we have appointed to oversee the process will make sure that we have all bases covered.”The CSA board also confirmed all members of the National Selection Panel will remain in place until the end of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. (Omnisport)last_img read more

30 Aug

Ben Keith, Star Sports: racing must be diverse, fun, and welcoming

first_img Oliver Dowden calls on ‘best and brightest’ to help restart UK sports May 21, 2020 ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Over recent years, the UK racing sector has faced a number of difficulties including cuts to funding, concerns over age-verification measures and engagement with a wider audience.Speaking to Ben Keith, Owner of Star Sports, at Betting on Sports he explained that the on-course sector is doing everything it can to prevent under-aged gambling.He said: “I don’t really think that any more can be done. I bet on-course myself at the festivals when it’s particularly busy. I understand that it’s against the law for those under the age of 18 to bet, and that is correct, however I know that all of the staff on my pitch certainly check those that look too young.“We check their ID, and we know that other bookmakers are also checking. I’m certain that as an on-course bookmaker myself that we are all doing everything we can.Attracting a new audience has also presented a major hurdle for the racing sector, with broadcasters opting to incorporate social media and fashion insights to attract a younger audience.Keith continued: “ I think that ITV has put a different spin on racing compared to Channel 4, no better and no worse, just different. They have embraced more social media and fashion. So you see people like Chris Hughes and Matt Chapman, they caught a younger audience.“I believe that this is very important. ITV is for the gala days, let’s be diverse. You’re not obliged to wear a top hat and tails or a trilby to go racing so let’s not give that impression. Purists can always watch racing on other days of the week.“So racing needs to be diverse, be fun, be welcoming and avoid being sneery with difficult vocabulary which could otherwise put people off.” Share ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing  May 21, 2020 Share Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

12 Aug

Cleanup Efforts Resume in Bahamas as Humberto Moves Away

first_imgTropical Storm Humberto narrowly missed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, which are just beginning the recovery process after taking a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.By 11 a.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said Humberto was located about 180 miles north-northwest of Great Abaco Island and was moving at 7 mph to the north with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.The NHC believes the storm will likely become a hurricane by Sunday night, but should remain far from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast by that time.However, Humberto briefly caused the closure of small airports in the Bahamas, and sent people in already damaged homes to seek shelter yet again, temporarily interrupting the distribution of needed supplies, including food and water.As the storm passed, residents and officials resumed their Hurricane Dorian cleanup and recovery efforts.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Great Abaco on Saturday to support the ongoing humanitarian efforts. He says, “Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5. I think it’s Category Hell,” adding that he is horrified by the “level of systematic devastation.”The islands’ official death toll from Dorian remains at 50, and another 1,300 are still reported missing. However, officials say the list is preliminary, and some people may just be unable to connect with their loved ones.last_img read more

12 Aug

LeBron, D-Wade, Lil Wayne, KD others React to Paul George’s Horrific Leg Break

first_imgMembers of the NBA and entertainment communities expressed their horror and heartbreak after Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George suffered a grotesque, stomach-turning and potentially career-ending leg injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage Friday evening at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.George, a small forward for the Pacers, was expected to lead the team to the franchises first-ever championship within the next few years. He said he was using this scrimmage at UNLV and the USA b-ball tournament to prepare for his title aspirations.LeBron James, James Hardin, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant and Lil Wayne led a parade of sorrowful celebs and athletes as George is expected to at least miss the entire 2014-15 season. Paul said he expects to return. However, former NFL star quarterback Joe Theissman was in his prime when he suffered a similar gruesome injury at the hands of legendary linebacker Lawrence Taylor in the mid-1980s. Theissman never stepped on a football field again.George is nevertheless in good spirits and expressed it on Twitter: Take a look at what LeBron, Wayne, DWade, Shaq, Money Mayweather and other players and celebs have to say to George:last_img read more

6 Aug

Sandstone Distillery Wins Double Gold for Stone Carver White Whiskey

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Sandstone DistilleryTenino’s Sandstone Distillery was awarded a Double Gold Medal last week at the 2016 Seattle International Spirits Awards for their Stone Carver White Whiskey. This on the heels of a Silver Medal from the American Craft Spirits Association in Chicago in March.  The Seattle event included national and international brands like Grey Goose, Seagram’s, Kettle One and Hendrick’s. Fifteen of Washington state’s 110 distilleries were awarded medals, with Sandstone Distillery the lone recipient of Double Gold in any of the spirit classifications.Sandstone’s Stone Carver Vodka was also a Silver Medal winner in the 2016 American Craft Spirits Association competition, and was honored with a Bronze Medal at the Seattle International Spirits Awards.Craft distillers John and Justin Bourdon were thrilled to have their spirits place against some pretty big national and international brands. “It’s an honor just to be on the podium competing with some of the oldest and largest distilleries in the world,” says John. He and son Justin have made it their passion to blend art and science, old school and new, to create Sandstone’s now world-class spirits right here in Thurston County.A founding member of Thurston County’s agro-tourism loop, the Bountiful Byway, Sandstone is located just outside of Tenino. Tours and tastings are offered Thursday through Monday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 842 Wright Rd SE. www.sandstonedistillery.com or www.Facebook.com/SandstoneDistillerylast_img read more

5 Aug

See which viral Bollywood scene was re-enacted by Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed and Rohit…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/APAdvertisement hfxzpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp02po8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7wfndWould you ever consider trying this?😱6dwiaCan your students do this? 🌚8890h5Roller skating! Powered by Firework India’s limited overs superstar cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal is known for his high activity on social media, from funny banters to posting hilarious clips with teammates. The bowler also has one account on the video sharing app Tik Tok, where he is often seen making creative and funny clips with fellow Indian cricketers. This time, Chahal is joined by Rohit Sharma and young pacer Khaleel Ahmed, and the trio have recreated a hysterical scene from bollywood movie, and its gaining all the attention from the fans!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/APYuzvendra Chahal has not been a part of the Test squad, and Rohit Sharma is currently recovering from an injury, deeming him unfit for the Test series against New Zealand. However, the stars know how to keep their supporters entertained, as they joined up with young bowler Khaleel Ahmed for the entertaining clip.The Indian trio performed in a Tik Tok video, recreating a hilarious scene from the Bolywood comedy movie ‘Dhol’. The movie, directed by Priyadarshan, stars iconic actors Rajpal Yadav, Kunal Khemu and Sharman Joshi reprising comic roles. One such scene from the 2007 movie was redone by Chahal, Sharma and Ahmed on Chahal’s official Tik Tok account.Advertisement The player shared the video on his official Twitter handle, along with the caption: “We are back 😂😂 @[email protected]_Ahmed13″ Enjoy the video below-The clip has taken the Men in Blue fan base by storm. Currently with more than 197k views, the supporters couldn’t hold onto their laughter seeing their idols performing the hysterical movie scene.Rohit Sharma has been on a recovery schedule after sustaining a calf injury in the fifth and final match of the T20 series against the Kiwis. The 32 year old retired hurt after scoring a stunning 41-ball-60, but is now out of the Test squad, and will probably be dropped from the upcoming ODI series against South Africa in March. Although, the Mumbai Indians skipper will be fit to return to the pitch in IPL 2020.Despite a disappointing 3-0 whitewash against the Black Caps in the ODI series, Chahal was on an amazing spree, and picked up a total of six wickets from the last two games.Khaleel Ahmed, who is a regular for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, is yet to earn his maiden red ball cap for Team India. The 22 year old made his last international appearance in the Bangladesh T20 series back in November.Also read-Twitter goes on overdrive trying to guess identity of capped individual in Yuzvendra Chahal’s dance video Advertisementlast_img read more