U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking

first_img View post tag: President View post tag: Condolences View post tag: pledges View post tag: Korean Authorities View post tag: Sinking View post tag: Expresses Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic U.S. President Expresses Condolences, Pledges Aid for Korean Ferry Sinking View post tag: Navy U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAU.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Korean ferry which sank off the coast of South Korea on April 16th. Share this article April 18, 2014 View post tag: Aid In a White House statement, the president also said he’s directed the U.S. military “to provide any and all assistance requested by our Korean partners in the days ahead.”The text of the president’s and first lady’s statement follows:“On behalf of all the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic ferry sinking off the coast of the Republic of Korea. The bonds of friendship between the American and Korean people are strong and enduring, and our hearts ache to see our Korean friends going through such a terrible loss, especially the loss of so many young students.“South Korea is one of our closest allies, and American Navy personnel and U.S. Marines are already on the scene assisting with the search and rescue efforts. I’ve directed our military to provide any and all assistance requested by our Korean partners in the days ahead.“As I will underscore on my visit to Seoul next week, America’s commitment to our ally South Korea is unwavering—in good times and in bad. As the Korean people deal with this heartbreaking tragedy, they will have the unending support and friendship of the United States.”[mappress]Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Ferrylast_img read more

USS Preble Interdicts 2,000 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet June 17, 2020 The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized 100 bales of suspected cocaine worth over $40 million, June 2.After a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron VP 26, first spotted the low profile go fast vessel (LPGFV), Preble was vectored in for a long range intercept. Upon interception, Preble employed one of its embarked helicopters, assigned to the “Easy Riders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37, to provide over watch and ensure compliance while the embarked LEDET and small boats achieved positive control of the LPGFV.The Preble with their embarked LEDET recovered 100 bales of suspected cocaine totaling an estimated 2,000 kilograms, worth over an estimated wholesale value of $40 million.“This interdiction and drug seizure was a big win for our Navy and Coast Guard team,” said U.S. Navy Commander Leonardo Giovannelli, USS Preble commanding officer. “Not only did we flex our sensors and communications suite, but our combat team was able to work across the interagency and contribute directly to a major line of operation with tangible results.”USS Preble is deployed to the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations conducting U.S Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter drug operations missions in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.On April 1, SOUTHCOM began enhanced counternarcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential National Security Objectives.Numerous U.S. agencies from the departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet supports SOUTHCOM’s joint and combined military operations by employing maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, enhance interoperability, and build enduring partnerships in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American region.last_img read more

Rangers assure supporters of NPFL top four finish

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Rangers International Football Club of Enugu General Manager, Davison Owumi, has assured supporters of the club that it would strive to finish the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League season on the top four bracket. Owumi made this promise to the club teaming supporters in Enugu on Friday, while reacting to the club slide in form in the league and continental. “Our drop in form can happen to every good team around the world and we are getting over it. “Thankfully, we are almost past the bridge and would soon be at the top four bracket of the league table. “Injuries to key players really affected our push at the start of the season which led to us losing some matches that should have been won. “Let our fans around the globe be assured of a top finish this season,” he said. Owumi regretted the club failure to take the league by storm from the first match and expressed confidence that the club would still turn things around. “I understand the feelings of our supporters but I urge them to calm down and look with positive attitude towards the turn for the better of our dear Rangers. “Slide in form is not peculiar to any team and such was expected of every great football club or footballing nation. “It has come and gone, and we have turned the bend’, soonest we would be among the top echelon of the NPFL,” he said. Owumi still believed that a place in the last eight of Total/CAF Confederation cup 2019/2020 season is still open for the Flying Antelopes. On the recent PlayStation recognition of the club, he said that the decision of the online games owners to have the club on its platform goes a long way to depict the level which Rangers have attained. He said that such would help sell the image of the club further round the globe. Owumi said that for Rangers and Enyimba FC to earn the right means that Nigeria club are beginning to be recognised globally. The PlayStation recognition will see Rangers and Enyimba FC feature in the world acclaimed football simulation video game show developed by PES popularly called PlayStation in the 2020 edition.Tags: Davison OwuminpflRangers International Football Clublast_img read more

The Pac-10 needs to become the Pac-12

first_imgNo USC fan wants to relive last weekend’s embarrassment in Eugene.The Trojans were outworked, outhustled and outplayed. USC needs a small-scale game like this Saturday’s in Tempe, Ariz. to regain its skills, swagger and dominant attitude.If the Trojans recover their form, there’s no doubt they would love a rematch with Oregon at the end of the season. Too bad it won’t happen.Yet, after Oregon restored competition in the Pac-10 last weekend, this much has become clear: the Pac-10 needs to expand to 12 teams. This isn’t solely for USC’s sake, but for the sake of the conference in general.From a competitive standpoint, it makes sense. Two extra teams would give the hypothetical Pac-12 the ability to split into two divisions. Teams would no longer play a nine-game conference schedule, but rather eight games — giving them the opportunity to schedule a weaker non-conference foe.This is what Florida does when they schedule powerhouses such as Charleston Southern. In an informal poll conducted this summer by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller, Pac-10 coaches voted 6-4 against the current round-robin scheduling in favor of a new format. So the coaches are on board.This format would also allow the Pac-12 to play a championship game. Teams that are tied at the top of the conference, or that had one or two losses, would be able to go head-to-head in a dramatic and meaningful late-season battle.This would not only give the conference more exposure — which it desperately needs as everyone annually views the Pac-10 as an inferior BCS conference — but it would give the teams an extra shot to play for the BCS championship game.If this were the case, USC could theoretically play Oregon again in a month’s time. If both teams win out to that game, they will likely be in the top seven and the winner will get a big resumé boost for the championship game.In fact, a scenario like this is playing out right now in the SEC. No. 9 LSU plays No. 3 Alabama tomorrow. If LSU beats the Crimson Tide and wins the rest of its games, the Tigers will have a rematch with Florida, a team they lost to earlier this season, in the SEC Championship Game.It will be hard turning down the winner of that game for the BCS title match.But who would be the other two teams to include in the Pac-12?The first two obvious choices would be Boise State and Utah. Both teams have played in BCS bowls recently and have high caliber football programs.By joining the Pac-10, Boise State would be able to boost its profile because it no longer would be playing against Tulsa or Fresno State.It would silence the critics who claim that the Broncos play an easy schedule and don’t belong in the BCS championship game. Plus, it would be cool to see the Trojans play on a blue field.Utah is a solid choice too. The Utes have two BCS bowl victories under their belt, which is more than any Pac-10 team not named USC. They have good talent, recruit in California (see former No. 1 NFL Draft pick Alex Smith) and, for TV’s sake, sit in the 35th largest television market.Unfortunately, that might be the problem. College football is all about ratings and money these days, and university presidents and athletic directors aren’t so quick to add the two teams.It would just be two more teams with which to share revenue, and Boise and Salt Lake City aren’t exactly the television hot spots that would give the Pac-12 more exposure or money from TV deals.Last year, USC had the same win-loss record as the two teams playing for the BCS national championship, Florida and Oklahoma, yet after its loss to Oregon State, USC was never considered a true contender for the title match. If the Trojans played Cal, Boise State and Utah to compliment Ohio State and a conference title game, there’s a good chance USC would’ve gone the route of LSU two years ago.Remember that? In 2007, No. 5 LSU played No. 14 Tennessee in the SEC Championship game. After the victory, LSU jumped all the way up to No. 2, while idle and fellow two-loss team USC stayed below the Tigers. LSU played in and won the BCS title game.Expanding the Pac-10 by two more teams would no doubt bring more national intrigue and prestige to the conference. If it had been the Pac-12 from the start, the one-loss USC teams in recent past that made an annual tradition out of pummeling Big Ten opponents would definitely have had a better shot at reaching the national title game and proving to the country that the Pac-10 is reputable.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Fridays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Kenny at [email protected]last_img read more

Perils of Social Media: Hobart Hurricane’s Emily Smith handed a one-year suspension over Instagram…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Women CriczoneAdvertisement je5fNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsnk3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8xkely( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 48rhWould you ever consider trying this?😱vz0Can your students do this? 🌚5j3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Hobart Hurricane’s women’s team wicket-keeper Emily Smith has been imposed a one-year suspension after revealing the team’s line-up through an Instagram post. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Women CriczoneSmith breached the Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption policy after recording a video that included the details of the Hurricane’s line-up for their clash against Sydney Thunder.The Article 2.3.2 of the Cricket Australia guidelines clearly disallow the “Disclosing Inside Information to any person (with or without Reward) where the Participant knew or might reasonably have known that such disclosure might lead to the information being used in relation to Betting in relation to any Match or Event.”Advertisement Cricket Australia’s head of Integrity and Security Sean Carroll commented on the situation. He claimed that although the intention was not deliberate, the players should be well aware of the Anti-Corruption Code. He added:Whilst Cricket Australia acknowledges that at the time of posting the team line-up there was no intent to breach the Anti-Corruption Code, CA’s rigorous anti-corruption player education program means that players are well aware of their obligations under the Anti-Corruption Code and there is no excuse for breaches regardless of the reasons for information being disclosed.”Advertisement Read Also:Sourav Ganguly on why he batted for D/N tests: Test cricket needs rejuvenation!Gautam Gambhir on 97 in 2011 WC final: Those 3 runs will trouble me for the rest of my life! Advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Fix Coming At Memorial Sloan Kettering Entrance

first_imgBy John BurtonMIDDLETOWN – With the opening of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new facility scheduled shortly, a potential traffic glitch appears to be getting fixed.The cancer treatment facility, located at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown, poses difficulty for motorists traveling south on Red Hill Road to access the site, given there is really no direct left-hand turn onto the property. But a recent discussion with a township official and representatives from the medical facility with representatives from the state Turnpike Authority has produced what they hope will be a solution.“It’s an issue we identified a while back, actually,” acknowledged Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante. The issue for drivers has been there going back to when the location was used by Alcatel-Lucent Technologies as an office complex. Employees, however, in relatively short order realized they could get into the site by using the Garden State Parkway Exit 114 northbound roadway, Mercantante said. “After the first day or so you’ll know you’re supposed to make that little turn,” with a curb cut allowing access to the location from that onramp, he said.At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Nov. 28 grand opening ceremony, Mercantante said a couple of attendees mentioned in casual conversation their trouble getting into the site, and he acknowledged he witnessed some making that inappropriate left turn onto the property.While employees may learn the ways in and out, as the facility begins welcoming day-stay cancer patients for treatments and their families, given many aren’t going to be familiar with the location, it could pose confusion for some, Mercantante said.“It’s clearly a problem that really doesn’t need to exist,” he said.Red Hill Road is too narrow at that section to allow for a designated left-hand turn, leaving the Parkway entrance the only viable way to accommodate traffic traveling south, Mercantante said.Vehicles traveling north on the roadway have an easier time of it, simply turning right, using the Red Hill Road entrance, Mercantante pointed out.During a meeting with New Jersey Turnpike Authority representatives last week, Mercantante, joined by those from Sloan Kettering, made the argument that additional signage would be warranted to help direct traffic looking to enter from the south. The authority is resistant to what it calls commercial signage along these roadways, not wanting to be inundated with requests from businesses, Mercantante explained, with the authority initially opposing this request. “But in this case it was such a tricky maneuver,” turnpike officials agreed to it, Mercantante said.Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman said in an email response this week, “That’s what the jug handle is there for,” at the Parkway entrance, allowing access to the facility.“The Turnpike Authority has no issue with Memorial Sloan Kettering directing people to use it,” Feeney said.Mercantante said the series of about four signs offering directions into the site is expected to be installed in approximately a week. “They’ll provide plenty of direction,” he said.Memorial Sloan Kettering did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The medical facility anticipates starting to treat patients on Dec. 12.last_img read more

Home is where the Leafs play this weekend as Green and White host three games at NDCC Arena

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs had better get used to some Heritage City home cooking.Because the Green and White play the next three Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games, and four of the team’s upcoming five, at home in the friendly confines of the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Three of the those games are scheduled for this weekend as the Leafs play host to Grand Forks Friday, Creston Thunder Cats Saturday and defending KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday afternoon.Unfortunately, home ice has not been as accommodating as the Leafs would like as, although Nelson is 3-1-0-1 which is good enough for top spot in the Murdoch Division, the team is only 1-1-0-1 at home.Nelson hopes to better that mark Friday when the Leaf play host to winless Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Bruins have had little bite to start the season, going winless in three games while being outscored by a combined 28-4.Saturday, Nelson sees a Thunder Cats team that is 2-2 on the season.Sunday the defending league champion Desert Dogs appear to be starting the current KIJHL campaign off the way the club ended the season last March, as Osoyoos currently owns top spot in the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference with a 4-2 record.BLUELINES: Patrick Martens and Matti Jmaeff, both racking up four points Sunday against Spokane Braves, jump to the top of the Leafs scoring race. Both players have seven points. Nik Newman is third with six points followed by James Sorriey and Colton Schell — the latter getting a shot to play with Trail Wednesday against Merritt —with five points. . . .Nelson acquired some depth on defence as Jonathon Petrash is back with the team. The 20-year-old rearguard last played in Nelson in 2009-10 scoring 28 points in 47 games. [email protected]last_img read more


first_img“He (Chen) is a difficult player. He is so confident “He (Chen) is a difficult player. He is so confident about his fitness and is very patient. He gets back all the shuttles and also he is solid at the nets. I was returning his smashes but mistakes cropped up in my game later in the match. So there are a few areas which I need to improve but there are a lot of positives to take from the match,” said Jayaram. Currently ranked 32nd, Jayaram is expected to make a big jump in world rankings when the fresh list is released on Thursday but the Indian said he is not concerned about that and wants to focus on consistency. “I am not concerned about ranking right now. I know I will be within top 25 next week. But I want to concentrate on getting some good wins, reaching quarters and semifinals regularly and that will take care of the ranking,” he said. Jayaram had come within touching distance of qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, only to lose the berth at the last moment to P Kashyap, who toppled him in rankings following a walkover in the India Open. “It was disheartening to lose out in Olympics race,” Jayaram said. “I was unlucky in the last tournament but there were many events before that were I should have done better. It was hard mentally to accept but then I reached the semifinals of China Open and it felt great.” Asked if this performance has spurred him to go for next years Rio Games, Jayaram said the Olympics is not in his mind right now. “To be honest, I am not thinking about that right now because then you stray away from what you enjoy doing. I know Olympics is a great honour but there are other tournaments as well which you can win and then if you do well, it will take care of the qualification,” he said. MORE PTI ATK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

India to set up National Centre of Excellence

first_imgU17 World Cup Indian Football: Praful Patel announces plan for ‘world class’ National Centre of Excellence Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:01 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Praful Patel Indian U-17 World Cup Squad AIFF Media U17 World Cup India U17 With India ready to host the U-17 World Cup, AIFF President Praful Patel has announced a new plan for the development of the sport in the country… All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel has announced plans for a National Centre of Excellence to be set up in India. Patel was speaking at a press conference at Delhi, ahead of the U-17 World Cup scheduled to kick-off in less than two weeks’ time.AIFF Pres: We are setting up a national centre of excellence with with world class standards and infra. #FIFAU17WC— ashish peter (@Ashish_peter284) September 26, 2017″We have not shortlisted the location but it is in advanced stage. We are setting up a national training centre of excellence which will be the home of the Indian national team, junior and women’s team. We are wanting to build a world class centre of excellence,” said Patel. He mentioned that talks are at an advanced stage and that there is a possibility of FIFA lending its support for the project.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “We should have a permanent facility for everything – from physical training to swimming room to classrooms to mental conditioning. We are in talks and I don’t want to go beyond that at this point. It may cost us over 100 crores INR. Hopefully we will get FIFA supporting us in this initiative as much as we will reach out to private sponsors. It would have at least a couple of fields so that there is enough space. We want to host it in a place where there is more competitive sport available because you can’t be putting it in the backwaters. You won’t get teams to play competitive games,” he stated.”A lot of talks are at an advanced stage and it is not yet finalized. As soon as the World Cup is over, we will announce the location. We hope to commence the work as early as 2018 so that it is ready in an year and a half,” he added.last_img read more