UK: Falklands Patrol Ship HMS Clyde Helps Injured Yachtswoman

first_img View post tag: helps View post tag: Navy View post tag: Falklands View post tag: Clyde View post tag: HMS November 5, 2012 UK: Falklands Patrol Ship HMS Clyde Helps Injured Yachtswoman Share this article View post tag: Injuredcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Falklands Patrol Ship HMS Clyde Helps Injured Yachtswoman View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Patrol Falklands patrol ship HMS Clyde returned to the islands from South Georgia ‘plus one’ after helping an injured yachtswoman.Clyde was paying one of her regular visits to the spectacular island, 1,000 miles from the Falklands, dropping off British Antarctic Survey scientists at their research stations in Grytviken and Bird Island, when she received a request for help.Thirty-one-year-old New Zealander Kali Kahn was the first mate of the charter yacht SY Pelagic Australis, which spends seven months of the year in South Georgia and South Atlantic.She injured her back sailing the 74ft yacht, owned by renowned sailor and explorer Skip Novak, to Grytviken and could not continue the voyage guiding a team of scientists around South Georgia.With no air transport on the remote island, boat is the only way of getting on and off, so Clyde stepped in, offering the Kiwi a cabin for the journey back to East Falkland and further medical assistance.Kail said:“It’s not how I was planning to travel back to the Falklands, but I am very grateful to the crew of HMS Clyde for offering me a lift back.“It’s been an amazing opportunity to see the Royal Navy in action.”Clyde’s CO Lt Cdr Mark Anderson added:“It was our pleasure to be able to offer our assistance to a fellow seafarer and we are glad that we could offer her a place to sleep and rest to help her in her journey to recovery.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 5, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Yachtswoman View post tag: shiplast_img read more

Encouraged by progress, Scott Kazmir still faces uncertain timetable

first_imgANAHEIM >> Figuratively speaking, Scott Kazmir says he’s in a good place.The veteran pitcher made a rare appearance in a major league clubhouse Wednesday. He will not pitch for the Dodgers in the Freeway Series, or likely anytime soon. Less than 48 hours removed from his first competitive start since spring training, Kazmir was surprised by the usual day-after soreness in his left arm. He planned to stick around Angel Stadium and throw a bullpen session for Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on Thursday. There were better places to be.But consider how Kazmir’s season has gone so far. He struggled with a hip injury early in spring training. In his final spring appearance, Kazmir needed 66 pitches to get through three innings. Half missed the strike zone. His fastball speed sat in the 82- to 84-mph range, about 10 mph below normal for the 33-year-old left-hander.Monday, in his first rehabilitation start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, Kazmir said his last fastball touched 92 mph. “For us it’s just the repeating and the pitch-making,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “The velocity fell off, and also the ability to repeat the delivery wasn’t consistent.”For that reason, it’s hard to say how long Kazmir will need to become a major league pitcher again. His next rehab start will come this weekend for Rancho Cucamonga. It’s expected to last four innings or 60 pitches.The Dodgers began play Wednesday with the second-lowest earned-run average of any starting rotation in baseball at 3.49. Kenta Maeda, 6-3 with a 4.15 ERA, has been banished to the role of spot starter/long reliever. It’s a talented group, and Kazmir said he isn’t thinking about how he might fit in.“That’s beyond my control,” he said. “I just go out and try to be the best I can be.”Seager updateWednesday marked the Dodgers’ fifth consecutive game without Corey Seager in the starting lineup, but Roberts said the shortstop won’t go on the 10-day disabled list.Seager strained his right hamstring swinging at a curveball last Friday. For that reason, the act of swinging at full strength and breaking out of the batter’s box was one of the final items on Seager’s rehab checklist. Seager said he was able to do so Wednesday without feeling pain.“I got up to 95, 100 percent,” he said. “It’s not quite the same as game 100 percent but it’s about as close as I can be.”Roberts said he’s considering the option of using Seager as the Dodgers’ designated hitter in the Freeway Series finale Thursday. That won’t be an option Friday when the Dodgers begin a three-game series in San Diego.In a season that’s seen 18 Dodgers make a total of 24 trips to the 10-day disabled list, is Seager surprised he avoided it?“I think it was because it was all symptomatic, really,” he said. “I felt so good that it was unnecessary almost if you feel that good. I very easily could’ve done it just to be safe. It’s one of those things that we talked through and I felt comfortable enough to push it and see if you could come back before the 10 days.”AlsoFour Oklahoma City Dodgers were chosen to participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 12 in Tacoma, Wash.Pitcher Wilmer Font will start the game for the Pacific Coast League. So will second baseman Willie Calhoun and outfielder Alex Verdugo. Reliever Madison Younginer was chosen as a reserve.Font, a 27-year-old right-hander, has used a darting fastball to lead all of minor league baseball with 112 strikeouts. Verdugo, 21, leads Oklahoma City with 90 hits and a .344 batting average. Calhoun, 22, leads the club with 17 home runs. Younginer, 26, has a 2.19 ERA and six saves in 22 games. Kazmir’s final line – three innings, four hits, one run allowed, no strikeouts – was neither disappointing nor dominant. The first batter he faced lofted a cut fastball for a home run; Kazmir said in hindsight that he was throwing too timidly when the game began. That changed after the home run.There was reason to be impressed by Kazmir’s velocity. After spring training ended, Kazmir visited the Driveline Baseball facility in Kent, Wash., for a 2- to 3-week training program designed to increase speed. He returned to Dodger Stadium in late April to throw a bullpen session for Honeycutt. Then he went back to Arizona and continued his progress in extended spring training.By mid-June, Kazmir was comfortable enough in his velocity and mechanics to begin rehab.Monday, he said, “I was holding back just a little bit to be able to really cement what I’m doing: throw strikes, attack the strike zone. That was the main goal this go-around. I felt like it was all around a very solid step forward.”Kazmir said the radar gun is not his primary focus now. The same goes for the organization that signed Kazmir to a three-year, $48 million contract in Dec. 2015.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal to launch January bid for Boca Juniors winger Pavon

first_imgArsenal to launch January bid for Boca Juniors winger Pavonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are ready to launch a bid for Boca Juniors winger Christian Pavon.The Sun says the Gunners have the 22-year-old Argentine in their sights for the New Year and contact has already been made with his club.However, Boca have quoted a sky-high fee for Pavon, who has been dogged by hamstring trouble which handicapped him in the Copa Libertadores final.Emirates boss Unai Emery is a big fan and wants Pavon to give his attack even more edge.He can play in the Arsenal system and is faster than most players in the Spaniard’s squad.Boca are braced for a bid close to their asking price for Pavon and have fended off other Premier League clubs as they try to get their money. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Hollywood Blames Critics for Its Movies Being Unimaginative Pieces of Sht

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement The connection between both box office bombs—beyond their susceptibility to water puns—was that they both had also been decimated by a tidal wave of horrendous reviews from critics.READ MORE Twitter This past weekend, two very bad movies came out and no one went to see them. This theoretically should be the most logical sentence ever written. In practice, though, it’s apparently shocking.In what was the worst Memorial Day box office weekend since 1999, the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie—the one that everyone kept forgetting was coming out—got lost somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, despite riding in on an ostentatious $230 million ship. While certainly not chump change, its $78 million gross is hardly the treasure haul the Johnny Depp franchise, which at its height opened to twice that amount, is used to.And the relentlessly promoted new, raunchy Baywatch comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron similarly arrived at the box office like a rotting beached whale. It earned just $28 million over the weekend when pundits had been tracking a debut of $50 million. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

BC Oil & Gas Commission completes aerial survey on decommissioned wells

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has recently completed an aerial survey that looked at 104 decommissioned gas wells east of Fort Nelson.As part of a mandate to ensure the integrity of decommissioned wells, the Commission says they have been conducting aerial surveys for the past three years using a laser-based methane detector mounted on the underside of a helicopter.By using the detector, it allowed for easy access to sites in difficult and inaccessible terrain, in a fast, cost-effective manner. The OGC says the long-term goal of this program is to obtain a representative sampling of decommissioned wells throughout Northeast B.C.During a survey in July, the OGC says they were able to identify four well sites where methane was detected. Following the detection, the OGC took the required actions to ensure that they are not leaking.The Commission says it intends to continue the aerial inspection program annually,focusing on different areas throughout the Northeast.last_img read more

Driving social change through sport

first_imgSt Lawrence High School, School (SLHS), Kolkata, with their alumni St Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) hosted Ensemble 2019 and celebrated International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6, 2019, at St Lawrence High School ground. The IDSDP is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. St Lawrence celebrated IDSDP for the third consecutive year through a White Card initiative. Ensemble 2019 was partnered by ‘Peace and Sport’, Monaco. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainMore than 2000 students of SLHS and other schools of Kolkata along with Joydeep Karmakar Shooting Academy formed a human design on the school field. The pattern represented a pair of hands holding a green leaf with a globe inside it. The impression on the field represented peace and environmental sustainability through sports. Each person standing in the artistic diagram was carrying a national flag of a particular country. The national flags were displayed all at once before flipping it over to the other side, which was a plain white card, symbolising peace through sports and one world. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe Youth Olympic silver medalist and teenage shooting sensation Mehuli Ghosh was on the field and raised her white card for peace through sport. Mehuli was specially invited by ‘Peace and Sport’, Monaco to join and support Ensemble 2019. Along with Mehuli there were a few notable shooters including Ankur Das, national champion in para-shooting and Abhinav Shaw, the youngest gold medalist in Khelo India. “The environment was somewhat like the one we had in Youth Olympics village, with so many national flags around. In sports, the rivalry is always present, but it is only sports which bring nations, races, ethnicity together. I am happy to be part of celebrating this wonderful day,” said Mehuli The basic intention of the initiative was to make school children aware of the fact that sport can be used as a tool to foster development and peace. Rev Fr Sebastian James s j, principal of SLHS, who has been a great supporter of peace and development through sport movement said, “Initiating and creating a symbiotic relationship among children and adults through sport is very important in today’s world.” Ensemble 2019 also opened a photography contest. Just take a photograph holding a White Card and post it on social media (Facebook or Twitter) between 6 – 11 April 2019, with the hashtags #WhiteCard and #Ensemble2019. The top five photographs will get certificates from Peace and Sport, Monaco and St Lawrence High School. The logo for ‘Expression 2019’, an international painting competition on peace and sport was revealed during April 6 celebrations. ‘Expression’ has received support from many national and international organisations including the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency.last_img read more

B’luru techie votes after wife gives birth to child

first_imgBangalore: The early morning birth of his second child and immediate medical concerns of his family did not deter Sandeep Mishra, a Bangalore-based techie, from casting his vote for the Lok Sabha polls in the state on Thursday. Mishra (37), whose wife gave birth to their second son at about 5:45 am at a private hospital, rushed to his polling booth in Horamavu road (Bangalore North constituency) as soon as it opened at 7 am. “I had ensured that I carried my voter ID card when I rushed to the hospital with my wife and family at about 3 am after she developed labour pain. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”I quickly drove to my polling centre, about 3 km from the hospital, as soon as saw my newborn son,” Mishra said. The software professional said he was among the first voters at the booth and he cast his vote at about 7:15 am. “It is my responsibility to ensure that I vote and also look after my family and hence by voting early I will now be able to take care of the new member in the family and my wife easily,” Mishra said. He added his wife, Sudha, regretted that she would not be able to cast her vote after the birth of their child but she “fully supported” him in ensuring that he exercised his franchise.last_img read more

Singapore reports 1st case of rare monkeypox virus

first_imgSingapore: Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, brought in by a Nigerian man thought to have contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding. Symptoms in humans of monkeypox — which is endemic in parts of Central and Western Africa — include lesions, fever, muscle ache and chills. Transmission is usually via close contact with infected animals such as rodents and monkeys and is limited between people. It is not normally fatal but has been in rare cases. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe man who brought in the virus arrived in Singapore on April 28, the city-state’s health ministry (MOH) said in a statement late Thursday. The 38-year-old developed symptoms two days later and is currently isolated at an infectious disease centre in a stable condition, the ministry said. Another 23 individuals who had been in close contact with the man have also been quarantined and will be monitored for 21 days. “While risk of spread is low, MOH is taking precautions,” the ministry said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsOutside Africa, human moneypox infections had only been previously reported in the United States, Britain and Israel, according to the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Singapore, a tiny but affluent city-state dependent on external trade and tourism, has toughened measures against infectious diseases after it was hit hard by the 2003 SARS virus outbreak. The disease killed 33 people in Singapore, inflicted major losses on the economy and hit the number of international visitors.last_img read more

The Houdini Of Chess Has Escaped Again At The World Championship

Move after move, hour after hour, Carlsen nursed a roughly one-pawn edge.2It’s common in chess to measure a player’s advantage in terms of “material,” or pieces remaining on the board. There’s a rough point system: pawns are worth 1 point, bishops and knights are 3, rooks are 5 and queens are 9. Move after move, hour after hour, Karjakin crafted his fortress. The siege would begin soon.But Carlsen eventually slipped, and the peanut gallery, reveling in laptop-aided hindsight, began to doubt his tactics. On his 45th move, Carlsen (black) faced this board. The French word for chess is échecs. The French term for Tuesday’s game at the World Chess Championship is déjà vu.On Monday, world No. 1 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway fought his challenger, world No. 9 Sergey Karjakin of Russia, in a sweeping 78-move, seven-hour classic worthy of Terrence Malick — a draw for the ages. On a gloomy Tuesday in lower Manhattan, the players sat down in front of 32 pieces and 64 squares and did it again.The result was a 94-move, six-hour-plus draw that kept the best-of-12 world championship match tied for yet another game. After four games and four consecutive draws, the grandmasters’ tally is now 2-2.1Wins are worth 1 point, draws are worth 1/2 a point for each player, and losses are worth 0 points. Whoever gets to 6.5 points first, wins.Harry Houdini was known to escape after being handcuffed, nailed into a wooden box and dumped into the East River. Sergey Karjakin should now be known for escaping in a suit jacket from a thick glass box just a block away from the East River — a box containing two chairs, a chess set and the brain of Magnus Carlsen.Tuesday’s game saw a familiar opening, one that’s becoming de rigueur in this match: the Ruy Lopez, in which each side plays its king’s pawn, each develops a knight, and white attacks black’s knight with a bishop. It’s been a staple in chess for over half a millennium because it develops pieces quickly and creates tension, and it’s been played in each of the last three championship games. In fact, each of the players’ first five moves in Tuesday’s Game 4 exactly matched their first five moves in Game 2. Nevertheless, Tuesday’s early board developed into a complex tapestry — both strategically and tactically rich — with no clear early advantage to either side. Not a single piece was captured until the 16th move.But soon after that capture, this latest game looked like it had slipped away from the Russian. On his 19th move, Karjakin, playing white, faced this position. He had just snuck his bishop into enemy territory, capturing a black pawn that had been camping on h6. The computer chess engine Stockfish screamed “Escape!” suggesting Karjakin bring the bishop back from whence it came, returning it to safety on c1. But Karjakin (with no access to a computer, of course) chose a more adventurous path. He captured black’s knight on c4 with his other bishop, essentially trading those two pieces, since black’s pawn could then easily capture the bishop. Neither the computers nor the human analysts liked this one bit.That move forced black to double up its pawns on what’s called the c-file, which is chess jargon for the c column on the board. Doubled pawns are usually a no-no, but the move benefited black in other ways. Robert Hess, a grandmaster and contributor, explained to me that it created a ton of space for Carlsen’s two bishops to operate and it opened up the b-file for either of black’s rooks to swoop down and attack. From then on, Carlsen’s momentum built, and for hours you couldn’t find anyone who wasn’t predicting a Carlsen victory. He looked unbeatable. He slid his pawn down a square, to f4. It didn’t look like much to me at first. But the online assemblage seemed to say “f4” in the same way a Red Sox fan might say “Bucky Dent.” Stockfish preferred sliding the bishop down to e6, pressuring white’s pawn. As Hikaru Nakamura, a top American player, explained on Twitter, that pawn move constipated the board, limiting the pieces’ ability to move (what chess types call “closing the position”). That in turn contributed to Karjakin’s fortress and denied black the dynamic board it needed to secure a victory.Some were blunter in their analyses than others. Even an acquaintance of mine, who was emailing to make plans to have coffee, had something to say. The email ended: “Also, re today: F4??”Over the next 50 moves — an endgame masterclass — bishops jockeyed for position, kings chased each other around the board, and pawns mostly stood frozen in fear. But eventually the siege ended. The fortress held. Another bloodless classic.Monday’s nearly seven-hour game may have taken its toll on both players, perhaps even contributing to the inaccuracies. Somewhere around move 17, Carlsen wandered away from the board and cameras captured him on the couch in his private player’s room, seemingly collecting himself: Mercifully, the players have a day off Wednesday. The match resumes Thursday afternoon, and I’ll be covering the rest of the games here and on Twitter. read more

Bucks pull trigger on pair of Big Ten wins

The No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team added two wins in Big Ten action after defeating both Michigan and Northwestern this weekend. The Buckeyes fell to Michigan in 14 consecutive matches from 1994-2007. However, the Buckeyes have turned the tables on the Wolverines, taking the past three matches.Friday night, the Buckeyes took a major decision over the Wolverines 29-9. Junior Nikko Triggas put the Buckeyes on the board early with a pin. Triggas is ranked No. 20 at 125 pounds. A California High School State Champion and three time state qualifier out of Moraga, Calif., Triggas had his support system in the crowd over the weekend.“I’ve got six family members here; they come out here twice a year to my matches,” Triggas said. They picked a great weekend to come out.In just under 3:00, Triggas had his second pin of the weekend on Sunday against Northwestern. “A pin against Michigan is always huge and to get a second one in the same weekend is great,” Triggas said. With 141 pins, he holds the record at Campolindo High School for most career pins.He’s working toward another school record with 12 pins on the season.“I’m climbing up the leaderboard for all-time in Ohio State. I have to get a few more to top the season off,” Triggas said.Coach Tom Ryan would like to see Triggas’ stamina improve during this training phase. “He’s really good on top and when you’re tired you’re not as good on top and on your feet, so there’s a lot of room for improvement,” Ryan said. Triggas likes the camaraderie and team aspect at the collegiate level, but admits he’s probably better at the Greco-Roman and freestyle. In 2008, he took two gold medals at the Pan American Championships in Junior Greco-Roman and freestyle events. He is just one of two wrestlers to win both events. As a Buckeye he is a two-time NCAA championship qualifier and led the team last season in falls and near falls. Ryan and Triggas have the same mentality: They all plan on going to the championships.After a 37-6 win over Northwestern, the Buckeyes are 16-1 overall and 5-0 in Big Ten conference action. The team heads to Illinois for another conference match on Friday at 8 p.m. read more