USS Winston S. Churchill Crew Displays MIO Tactics with Montenegrin Military

first_img View post tag: Displays View post tag: military View post tag: Naval View post tag: Montenegrin View post tag: crew View post tag: Churchill View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Winston S. Churchill Crew Displays MIO Tactics with Montenegrin Military View post tag: Tactics View post tag: MIOcenter_img Training & Education Visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team members of guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) displayed maritime interdiction tactics with the Montenegrin military during a coalition training exercise July 9.The VBSS team and the maritime squadron of Montenegro’s special forces each performed a simulated maritime interdiction operation (MIO) in order to compare strategies and further cooperation between the two allied militaries.“Every military has different ways of solving problems. To observe a diversity of well-trained boarding teams interjects new ideas and keeps what you’re doing fresh,” said Lt. j.g. Edward R. Kellum, lead boarding officer of the Churchill team. “To see what the Montenegrin Navy is capable of and analyze the differences only adds another layer of competency to my team’s ability to perform their mission.”In each event, VBSS teams boarded vessels belonging to their respective countries, the Churchill for the U.S. Sailors and a salvage tug for the Montenegrin special forces. Both teams executed boarding techniques to include crew members and sweeping the ship for contraband. Military leaders from Montenegro observed both sets of boardings.“This was an excellent opportunity for us to see and compare our levels of tactics and equipment,” said Montenegro navy Cmdr. Darko Vukovic, deputy chief of naval operations for Montenegro.While the Montenegrin navy does not have VBSS teams, they utilize the maritime squadron special forces personnel to perform anti-piracy operations and combat smuggling and terrorism.“It’s a good feeling to get a direct comparison with a special forces squadron,” said Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class (SW) Devon Dusseault, a Churchill VBSS team member. “It’s great to see what they’re capable of and integrate those tactics into our own.The Montenegrin navy consists of 341 personnel, according Vukovic. He said he believes close training like this will pay even great dividends for Montenegro in the future.Winston S. Churchill is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and theater Security Cooperation (TSC) efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. Hue City is deployed as part of Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG), which includes CSG 8, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guided- missile destroyers USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), the seven squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, and Destroyer Squadron 28.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 12, 2012; Image: U.S.Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic USS Winston S. Churchill Crew Displays MIO Tactics with Montenegrin Military July 12, 2012 View post tag: Winston Share this articlelast_img read more

Avram Grant labels Ghana’s performance in Maputo as satisfactory

first_imgGhana coach Avram Grant is satisfied with his side’s output despite losing their hundred per cent record in the AFCON qualifiers.The Stars were held in Maputo to a goalless draw in a game which sees the Stars’ qualification put on hold on.Ghana were without the services of four regulars (Wakaso, Gyan, Ayew and Atsu) paving way for competitive debuts to be given to Ebenezer Assifuah and Alfred Duncan.And for Grant, he is satisfied because qualification still remain in the hands of the Stars.”We created enough chances to win the game but didn’t score. At the end we took one point and we have 10 points now so it depends on us to qualify. Qualification is what we want,” Grant said in a post-match interview.”Black Stars played to win and we could have won. The team played like almost in the first game but had to do few changes in the tactics because key players were injured. “I think the players who played instead of the injured did everything possible. You could see there was a lot of running and fighting.”Mauritius could narrow the gap to one point should they beat Rwanda in Kigali. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce head nominees for RJR awards

first_imgTrack superstars, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, headline a stellar cast of five men and eight women nominated for the 55th annual RJR Sports Foundation’s 2015 National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards.Sports persons from seven categories will be up for awards on January 15, 2016, where the winners will be named.Bolt has won the main award on five occasions while Fraser-Pryce has won it twice.Bolt was the outstanding male athlete at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. He won gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 metres.Fraser-Pryce won the 100m at the World Championships in a brilliant 10.76 and also anchored the 4x100m team to victory in a championship record 41.07 seconds.The other male nominees are Fedrick Dacres for his discus gold at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto and coming seventh in the final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing; World Championships 110m hurdles silver medallist Hansle Parchment; shot putter O’Dayne Richards, who won bronze in Beijing; and Pan American Games 200m silver-medal winner Rasheed Dwyer.other nomineesIn the women’s category, the other nominees are boxer Alicia Ashley, who regained the WBC World Super Bantamweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over veteran Irish Boxer Christina McMahon; swimmer Alia Atkinson, who set a national record 30.11 seconds in taking silver in the 50 metres backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia; World 100 meters hurdles gold medallist Danielle Williams; Veronica Campbell Brown, who earned bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing with a season best of 21.97 and also ran on the winning 4x100m relay team; Shericka Jackson, who earned an individual bronze in the 400m and gold in the 4x400m; World 200m silver medallist and 4x100m gold-medal winner Elaine Thompson and Sherone Simpson, who won gold in the 100m at the Pan Am Games in Canada in a season best 10.95 seconds, her fastest time in seven years.Michael Fennell, Jamaica Olympics Association president and chairman of the selection committee, praised the outstanding performers of 2015 at yesterday’s press launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.In defending those nominated, Fennell told The Gleaner: “Those are the people who have been preparing for the Rio (2016 Olympics). The only one outside of that would be Alicia (Ashley), who is a professional boxer, but these are the people who have been fine-tuning for Rio and it was a fantastic year for those people.”Gary Allen chairman, RJR Sports Foundation; Ingrid Card, vice-president group marketing and public relations at Sagicor Life; Christopher Denny, vice-president distribution Victoria Mutual; and Sean Latty, chief operating officer Digicel Jamaica Limited, also spoke at yesterday’s launch.Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will be the guest speaker at January’s awards function.last_img read more

2 ‘Well-furnished’ Libraries Dedicated in Monrovia

first_imgTwo libraries constructed with funding provided by a retired Dutch volunteer residing in Monrovia, were dedicated over the weekend amidst widespread jubilations spear-headed by school administrators and the student body. The refurbished well-furnished libraries were dedicated at the William V.S. Tubman High and its Sinkor-based annex, the A. Glenn Tubman Elementary and Junior High School, respectively. In an exclusive interview shortly after the well-attended indoor program, Madam Jaeq Turel told the Daily Observer that the projects were borne out of her curiosity to see Liberian students adopt a culture of reading, but with comprehension.Not only did Madam Turel refurbished the two libraries, she was also instrumental in soliciting books and other useful materials that have arose the interest of students to spend most of their leisure hours in school in these libraries. According to her, it was about two years ago when she conceived the idea to revamp and or refurbish libraries of few selected schools in Monrovia especially at the Tubman High and the A. Glenn Elementary schools where she noticed the students could not properly read. Before starting the process, Madam Turel had helped tutor the students primarily with the reading subject where she herself got involved by teaching them to read and understand what they had read. “In my country-The Netherland, some parents like me, most often go to the campuses of schools, especially the primary schools, and begin to teach alongside the teachers some basics of reading to the pupils. This is what I also want to get involve in Liberia while here in my retired age.” She said, because Liberian students are noticed to be lacking (not there) behind in reading, “I started looking for the money as well as other essential reading materials, including current books for primary schools in order to refurbish the libraries. I also encourage the students to take advantage of the libraries.” Unlike in Liberia, she said, in The Netherland (her homeland), parents sometimes volunteered to teach the pupils how to read and write, while the teachers are also doing likewise.  With all the help from Madam Turel by giving the over 2,370 students the needed assistance through refurbishing the libraries, she noted that there were challenges owing to the lack of electricity to provide light and get other stand fans and other appliances (pieces of equipment) functional in the libraries. She also cited the lack of running safe drinking water for the students and their administrators. Madam Turel has expressed gratitude to the Liberian business community and individuals, who helped by making financial contributions to the projects as well as those who donated materials, including wooden tables and other materials to make the projects fruitful. She also extended thanks to the few trained librarians for their tireless efforts to impact the required knowledge to the students. At the occasion, the students as well as their administrators and even other educators, who were in attendance were provided a T-shirt each with various inscriptions, such like…”I support the National Reading Campaign, Learn to Read to Learn!!!, Reading Brightens Your Life, etc.” Several other persons, who made remarks called for help to empower the teachers, and also provide all time maintenance that would preserve the libraries.“We are grateful to Madam Turel for the projects, but we are equally concern about our students making the necessary use of the libraries wherein they would stop running to video clubs and ridding motor-bikes,” each of the speakers corroborated  the previous speakers.While urging for the maintenance of the projects at all times, Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) Superintendent, A. Benjamin Jacobs called on the students to make maximum use of the facilities.“If you cannot read, you cannot go anywhere in your academic pursuit, because all of our successes in education begin with reading; one have to read to understand the necessities of life. This is how important reading is as it was also written on the T-shirts distributed among the students and others at the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why the Raiders are still the NFL’s biggest mystery

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)ALAMEDA — After nearly a month of training camp in Napa and two preseason games, the Raiders returned to their team facility in Alameda for practice on Monday. But despite plenty of practices and eight quarters of what I’ll generously call “football”, we still have little to no idea of what to expect from these 2018 Oakland Raiders.Yes, there have been some hints — it’s clear that new/old coach Jon Gruden is …last_img read more

Champion coach Obet Javier goes back to being a referee for a game in UAAP

first_imgView comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations He’s also not closing any doors in officiating women’s volleyball since he’s only prompted of the games he would officiate on a short notice.“I actually liked that this went to five sets because it really tested my knowledge in officiating,” said Javier. “They just tell me what games I’ll be in, and who knows, I might get to officiate in the women’s tournament.”As far as dealing with other coaches, Javier said he just has to remain composed since he knows that it’s like being on the receiving end of irate demands.“I just have to be composed because I’m also a coach and I deal with referees all the time.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PBA’s Chris Ross, Tony dela Cruz raise mental health awareness Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Obet Javier is one of the NCAA’s most successful volleyball coaches after recently steering Arellano University to its fourth title in five years in women’s volleyball.That doesn’t mean, though, that Javier won’t expand his portfolio and do some other jobs here and there.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Apart from having a bright volleyball mind, Javier is also a national referee in the sport and he also officiated the game between Adamson University and University in the opening weekend of the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Javier said he was already a volleyball referee a few years back but he wasn’t allowed to officiate games in the UAAP due to his previous employment with University of the East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It was in 2001 that I started refereeing but that was in high school, and this was the first time I officiated a collegiate game in the UAAP,” said Javier in Filipino after the game in which the Soaring Falcons won, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14.Javier said he didn’t hesitate in grabbing the opportunity in working as a referee once again and he was absolutely delighted to officiate five-setter of a contest.last_img read more

How Vela’s LAFC move helped El Tri

first_imgMexico Why Vela’s LAFC move has him more ready than ever to star for Mexico in Russia Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author In Mexico City Last updated 1 year ago 04:24 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Vela Mexico Mexico Mexico v Scotland Los Angeles Scotland MLS World Cup Friendlies The El Tri forward is in excellent form thanks in part to the fact that he’s loving life in Los Angeles after moving from Spain in the winter It is unfathomable to most to have the chance to play in the World Cup and say, ‘No, thanks’, yet that’s the decision Mexico’s Carlos Vela made in 2014. Miguel Herrera courted the then-Real Sociedad forward but his advances were rejected. So too were all approaches made by those involved with the Mexican federation between 2012 and 2014. It doesn’t seem to make sense.Most of us never make it to any significant level in the sport, and those who do have brushes with greatness still talk about their stints with this academy or playing with that future superstar no matter how long ago those glory days came. But Vela said last week he had no regrets about the choices he made. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Not at all because I did what I thought was right, what my heart told me I had to do, and when you do what you believe is best for yourself, you end up with a clear conscience,” he said after LAFC’s draw with D.C. United. “Obviously, playing in a World Cup is always beautiful, helping your team is always cool, but when you don’t think it’s time, you have a clear conscience. That’s the important thing. I don’t regret it and what I can say now is that if I don’t go (this year), bad luck. Those things can happen as well.”Lots of people around Vela have said he doesn’t particularly like soccer. He’s obsessed with the NBA. In Spain, he skipped training sessions to go to concerts. He vexes fans and journalists who are obsessed with the game.  And he is open about the fact he views soccer as his profession rather than a game he loves. “I think at the end of the day, it was soccer. I was never against Mexico and I’m not the most patriotic guy in the world now (that I’m with the national team),” Vela said. “At the end of the day, it’s a job. I’m going to try to do my best and the important thing is that all Mexicans enjoy.”That may frustrate the romantics who want to believe it’s still about the love of the game. But put yourself in Vela’s shoes. Maybe you work at a job you don’t particularly enjoy, but the pay is all right, so you stick with it. Then maybe there was a moment where it all clicked and you realized it wasn’t so bad.For Vela, that moment seems to have been his winter move to join MLS expansion side Los Angeles Football Club. The switch to LAFC has led to positive results on the field, with Vela scoring seven goals and providing five assists in 12 matches. More importantly, though, Vela looks to be in the best mental state of his career. He looks, well, happy.”It’s difficult to say I am better than before, but I am living in the moment,” he said. “I feel really good, I feel mature and ready to do great things in the World Cup to help my team. I think it’s a good moment. I’m really prepared to be there, to do well, to try to make history with Mexico and I hope I can do it, that I can be in Russia and do my best to help Mexico to a great tournament.”Vela previously was surly. Now, he’s willing to chat with fans outside the game and often speaks to the press post match. He earned a reputation as a party animal. Now, he’s raising a son. There were concerns about how Vela would react to playing in MLS and to working under LAFC coach Bob Bradley, who is known for demanding discipline both tactically and off the field.”I have no doubt that he’ll do instantly well. I just don’t know if he’s Bob’s cup of tea,” ESPN analyst Hercluez Gomez said when the signing was announced.The early results, though, have been phenomenal.”He’s been awesome. He’s been so positive as a guy, as a player,” Bradley said. “Certainly at LAFC there’s been people who have been part of the organization for a few years who reached out to connect to the community that wanted to make us a team that had a special connection with the city and the diversity of the city and we know how important the Mexican-Americans are as part of this club.”So, when we signed Carlos as the first signing and then he comes in and embraces every part of it, he’s smiling, he’s playing well, he’s into it, he’s great with his teammates. It’s awesome. I’m so excited for him now with the World Cup, but in terms of what he has brought to our club and our football and our fans? Fantastic.”Carlos Vela MexicoBradley’s praise hints at a more mature Vela, one who not only has benefited from living in LA, where he can blend into a crowd more easily than he did in San Sebastian, but also one who is starting to take on life’s challenges with a strong team behind him.”I think it’s a culmination of things,” Vela said. “At the end of the day, when you’re young you think you’re invincible. A lot of times I made the wrong choices and you learn from this, what is good, what’s bad. Having a family has helped a lot with my partner, my son. It helped me focus on soccer. That’s an important thing that they’re supporting me and with me every day.”The new and improved Vela hasn’t just turned heads in LA. He’s also drawn the attention of Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who is getting more and more out of the 29-year-old.”Carlos is having a great season playing in behind the No. 9 or behind the striker, a position where we seen him playing as well as on the right side playing as a false winger,” Osorio said.The manager also has tried out Vela a bit deeper, as one of the interior midfielders in a 4-3-3, and liked the results. El Tri probably don’t need him to play that role during the World Cup, but Osorio likes versatile players who give him options. Vela is exactly that.He’s also a player who Mexico fans are hoping is finally ready to give his best. Vela went to the 2010 World Cup as a 21-year-old but has been an object of hope for Mexicans since he and Giovani dos Santos helped Mexico to the 2005 U-17 World Championship in Peru.That’s the thing, though. Vela isn’t an object. He’s a human being with all the emotions and pressure that comes with that. Now, it looks like he’s a happy man. If he’s able to produce great things in Russia it may be thanks to his move to MLS – a move roundly criticized in Mexico – that he was in the physical and mental state to do so.last_img read more

Exploitation Miss Universe online voting not linked to Trumps pageant

first_img Related Items:donald trumph, doral, florida, miss universe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos to be affected by closed sea ports in Florida Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvienciales, 21 Jan 2015 – Major Beauty Pageants online is exploiting contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant and their fans around the world. Promising to name the contestant with the most votes, Miss Photogenic. Magnetic Media has been bombarded with requests to promote the voting as TCI fans of Shanice Williams believe the voting is linked to the Miss Universe Pageant owned by mogul, Donald Trump. Well it is not. And right on the website, in fine print it says so… this means the ladies representing their nations in Doral, Florida for the past two weeks and their images are being used for the website to make money off of the enormous popularity and huge traffic flow they will get and have gotten as unsuspecting family and friends visit the site as often as 15 times a day to vote for their favorite girl. Shanice is doing well, over 40,000 have voted for our Grand Turk beauty… but again, there is no prize for Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Shanice Williams at the Miss Universe Pageant as a result of this voting. The Miss Universe Pageant will be carried live on NBC this coming Sunday at 8pm. No bond for alleged terrorist of Bahamian descent Recommended for youlast_img read more

Former Vancouver guardsman pleads guilty

first_imgA former Vancouver man who sold three motorcycles belonging to the Oregon Air National Guard pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Portland.Judge Garr M. King could have sentenced 34-year-old Adam M. Monticelli to six months in prison. Instead the judge deferred the plea for 18 months.His lawyer, David Angeli, says if Monticelli stays out of trouble for 18 months, he will have no record of a conviction. He has paid $8,850 in restitution.The Oregonian reports Monticelli was a senior master sergeant in the elite 125th Special Tactic Squadron who had served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan when he sold three surplus dirt bikes in January 2009.last_img read more