Back to overview,Home naval-today UAE: UKMTO Royal Navy Personnel Join Celebrations of Armed Forces Day 2012 On 27 June, Royal Navy personnel deployed to UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO) joined in the celebrations for Armed Forces Day 2012 by hosting a charity cake sale and tea party at the British Embassy in Dubai and were joined by some very distinguished visitors.The event took place at the Embassy’s on site community centre, and the team invited Embassy staff, relatives and visitors to join them for tea, coffee and a variety of cakes generously baked and donated by diplomatic staff and RN personnel.The team raised a grand total of 1655 Emirati dirhams, nearly £300, which will be donated to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines (RNRM) charity.Also joining in the celebrations were Henry Bellingham MP, Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Mike Penning MP, Minister for Shipping at the Department for Transport. Both Parliamentarians were in the UAE for an international conference on Somali piracy and, whilst there, took the opportunity to visit UKMTO and see for themselves their contribution to multi-national efforts to counter piracy.Speaking at the UAE conference later in the day, Henry Bellingham commented that it was a “pleasure to tour the UK Maritime Trade Operation (UKMTO) facility based here in Dubai.“Reporting to UKMTO remains a key element of the Best Management Practices (BMP) developed by industry for industry.“I take this opportunity to not only commend the work of UKMTO, but also the ongoing work of industry to encourage ships to engage regularly with UKMTO as part of their wider self-protection regime.”Mr Guy Warrington, Her Majesty’s Consul General in Dubai, added:“I’m very pleased to be able to take this opportunity to celebrate Armed Forces Day alongside serving military personnel and congratulate all those from the Embassy and UKMTO who helped raise money for charity.“Armed Forces Day is not only about honouring serving personnel but veterans, too, and charities like the RNRM Charity do great work for veterans, relatives and all those who have or continue to serve their country in the Armed Forces.”Commander Mark Stuttard RN, Royal Naval Liaison Officer (Gulf), said:“Congratulations to all my team for their hard work in ensuring Armed Forces Day 2012 didn’t go unrecognised and for raising such a valuable contribution to charity. Outstanding.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 11, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Navy Authorities UAE: UKMTO Royal Navy Personnel Join Celebrations of Armed Forces Day 2012 View post tag: Celebrations View post tag: UKMTO View post tag: day View post tag: 2012 View post tag: join View post tag: forces View post tag: Naval July 11, 2012 View post tag: personnel View post tag: UAE View post tag: Royal View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Armed Share this article
View post tag: Hellenic Navy Share this article View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: MH-60R The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million.The US approval comes less than six months after the Greek government announced its intention to buy the MH-60R.The Hellenic Navy is expected to buy up to seven helicopters equipped with APS-l 53(V) multi-mode radars, airborne low frequency systems, and AN/ AAS-44C(V) multi-spectral targeting systems.Also included in the deal would be a thousand sonobuoys, AGM-114 M36-E9 CATM, AGM-114Q Hellfire training missiles, APKWS rockets, MK 54 torpedoes, M-2400 and GAU-21 crew served guns.The State Department said the helicopters would bolster the Hellenic Navy’s ability to support NATO and remain interoperable with the US and the NATO alliance.The MH-60R will provide the capability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions along with the ability to perform secondary missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay.The prime contractor would be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. Photo: Illustration. US Navy photo of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter firing an AGM-114N Hellfire missile
University of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves has probably spent more time than he would like to recall tinkering with his lineup card.But it appears the Badgers are that much closer to solving the mystery of what line each player should be on after last weekend’s series with Alaska-Anchorage. The strange part is, the potential new top line makes so much sense that it’s a mystery how they weren’t playing together sooner as an even-strength line.Seniors Ross Carlson and Jake Dowell have been stalwarts on the power play, with freshman Michael Davies and sophomore Jack Skille playing into the mix. Davies got his chance last week in practice, and against UAA to play with whom he calls “probably the two best forwards on the team,” and didn’t disappoint.Davies had his first two-goal game since the season opener, and Carlson and Dowell each chipped in two points Friday night as the new-look second line helped Wisconsin burst out of an offensive slump.In practice Monday, those three were practicing together on a line again, and could see themselves ascending to the top line’s spot.”We clicked right from the start,” Davies said. “The chemistry was just there this weekend, and hopefully we can keep that going as long as we can.”After a frustrating winless weekend at Colorado College two weekends ago, Eaves asked Dowell what he thought of making the power play line an even-strength line as well.”Coach just wanted to shake things up,” Dowell said. “He asked us what we thought about it when we met with him for lunch on Monday with the captains. He said he wanted to shake things up, and it seems to work.”This line appears to be as balanced as any line Wisconsin is going to get, for a couple reasons. Past statistics suggest a good mix among these three: Dowell the goal scorer has 15 goals and six assists this season, Davies has been consistent with eight goals and nine helpers, and Carlson, while struggling for goals this year, has still done his part within the offense with five scores and 12 assists.But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Carlson and Davies are talented skaters and puck handlers, and tend to succeed away from the net. Dowell, on the other hand, is Wisconsin’s best inside player, gifted at setting screens and clearing space for Carlson and Davies to move around.”He’s a value just to get in front of the net,” Carlson said of Dowell. “He just brings that physical aspect, he’ll take cross-checks, he’ll throw his weight around, he’ll get the pucks in the corners when there’s rebounds. It’s one of those things, both 5-on-5 and on the power play.”Leading 2-0 going into the third period Saturday, this line showed why it could potentially work so well for Wisconsin. Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain scored his third goal of the season 3:52 into the final period for an insurance 3-0 lead.Though the power play unit had previously gone 1-for-14 on the weekend, it only took UW nine seconds to capitalize on this opportunity. Davies and Carlson got assists on the play, while Dowell set a valuable screen, occupying two defensemen and allowing McBain to gain the open look.”We feel pretty good about the power play right now. We work on it in practice; we kind of try to adjust to what the team’s doing,” McBain said. “We feel for the most part we’re generating a lot of energy through the power play.”The numbers, admittedly, aren’t anything to write home about. The Badgers have just a 15.3 percent conversion rate with the man advantage, near the bottom of the WCHA.But if you ask the Badgers, the statistics mean just that — a number. In fact, since Wisconsin has shown a propensity to score goals just moments after a power play opportunity expires, Carlson said the unit knows what it has done this year, regardless of what the numbers say.”A goal’s a goal, no matter what,” Carlson said. “It’s nice for the team to know that we got credit for the power play goal, but if they get out of the box and then we score, it’s not a big deal as long as we get that goal.”The fact that Carlson, Dowell and Davies have played together on the power play could lead to more success to the line as a five-on-five unit, and Dowell said the benefits will go both ways once they play more hockey together in both situations.”When you play some power play and have some success on the power play, you build some chemistry,” Dowell said. “That way, we’re feeling good offensively when we get back out there five on five, so we’re gelling instead of all being split up and out of sync.”We could go an entire period without playing a regular shift with your line, so it helps to have that defined group.”Is this line ready to put an end to Eaves’ nightly shuffling of the lineup?”It could,” Eaves said. “One would hope that would happen because they’re on the ice together and you would hope that the chemistry is such that it becomes an automatic type of thing.”
There’s also racing from Limerick at 12.25 and Down Royal at 12.20.Meanwhile cross-channel the King George the Sixth Chase at Kempton is the big highlight of the day.It features a much anticipated match-up between Cue Card and Thistlecrack.That one is off at 3.15. Day 1 of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival begins this afternoon with seven races down for decision.The feature is the Racing Post Novice Chase at 2.20 with the Willie Mullins’ trained “Min” set to go off the favourite.The first is away at 12.15.
Brandon Ingram injury update: Lakers forward expected to miss remainder of season The Lakers continued to slide.Los Angeles’ 120-107 loss to Boston marked its fifth consecutive loss, which makes climbing into playoff contention even more unlikely. Kyrie Irving totaled 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists on 12-of-18 shooting in the contest. He led the Celtics to their third straight win.Los Angeles is 30-36 and sits seven games back from the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. It will face the Bulls on Tuesday.Studs of the NightJohn Collins scored 33 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Atlanta’s 114-112 loss to Brooklyn.De’Aaron Fox poured in 30 points and dished out eight assists as the Kings took down the Knicks 102-94.Karl-Anthony Towns had a monster night, racking up 40 points and 16 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 135-130 win over the Wizards in overtime.Duds of the NightJayson Tatum scored six points on 2-of-7 shooting in Boston’s win.Marvin Williams tallied five points on 2-of-9 shooting in the Hornets’ 131-114 loss to the Bucks.HighlightsKyrie Irving left Alex Caruso in the dust with this behind-the-back move into a reverse layup. Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball are reportedly out for the season, so the outlook moving forward doesn’t look promising for the Lakers. Related News 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/Ke2fzfs5yA— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 10, 2019Karl-Anthony Towns rose over Jeff Green and brought him to the ground with an emphatic slam. Although LeBron James is having his playing time monitored, he recorded 30 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 28 minutes. Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard will miss rest of season, report says What’s Next?Pacers (42-24) at 76ers (41-25) 3:30 p.m. ET — Despite losing star guard Victor Oladipo to a season-ending leg injury, Indiana has remained competitive in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are just one game ahead of Philadelphia in the playoff race. The 76ers are looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses.