West Palm Beach sailor celebrates U.S. Navy’s 244th birthday

first_imgThe U.S. Navy celebrated its 244th birthday on Sunday which was established on October 13, 1775.U.S. Navy Boatswain Mate Seaman Roseny Joseph who is from West Palm Beach was photographed celebrating aboard the “amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26).”In the photo above, she is seen cutting a ceremonial birthday cake with the ship’s commanding officer U.S. Navy Capt. Kevin Lane.BM Joseph and Cpt. Lane celebrated the occasion with fellow shipmates stationed in the South China Sea.According to DVIDS, “the John P. Murtha is participating in KAMANDAG 3, a Philippine-led, with participation from Japan, designed to increase counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities through military exchanges that strengthen partnership and the ability to respond to crises throughout the Indo-Pacific region rapidly.”“KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase ‘Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat,’ which translates to “Cooperation of Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and the Philippine militaries, DVIDS added.”The John P. Murtha ship has been in active service for the U.S. Navy since 2016.last_img read more

Short-handed Orange roster may become even thinner this weekend

first_img Published on October 31, 2013 at 1:10 am Contact Ryan: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Every week during practice, Syracuse assistant coach Erin Little literally must work as a coach on the court.Due to Syracuse only having 11 players it uses on the roster, Little, who played at SU from 2008-11, must practice with the team every day just so it can run six-on-six scrimmages during practice.But as Syracuse heads on the road this weekend to take on No. 18 Duke (18-3, 9-1 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Wake Forest (14-8, 3-7) on Saturday at 6:30, its already small roster may be shrinking. Gosia Wlaszczuk did not play last weekend, although she practiced Tuesday and dressed for SU’s (10-12, 5-5) victory over Clemson on Sunday. Redshirt freshman Valeriya Shaipova, who has played a key role in the Orange’s recent victories, left the court on crutches Tuesday after it appeared her knee gave out at the end of practice.While the Orange travels south with a short-sided bench, its opponents, the Blue Devils and the Demon Deacons, have 15 and 12 players, respectively.“I know it is unfortunate when we have injuries, we don’t really have a lot of subs,” redshirt junior captain Lindsay McCabe said. “But again, the benefit of having a small team is that we’re all really close.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re all used to playing with each other. Everyone’s a contributor so that always builds good team morale.”Having a smaller team limits some of the things the team can do in practice, as evidenced by Little, a coach needing to practice with her players.Teams such as No. 2 Penn State, which has 19 players on its roster, have the advantage of being able to do more in practice. Teams with larger roster sizes cannot only do six-on-six scrimmages without the coaches, but also more positional specific drills that improve techniques specific to position, Little said.Having a large roster size can slow a young player’s development, though. On game days, many players never get to see the court. This can be hard when younger players begin to get starting opportunities when they are older, but have not had much match experience.“When you have a larger team, a lot of the girls are on the bench,” Little said. “They don’t get to see as much playing time, and it’s hard that way.”Little, who also has experience playing with small rosters and large roster sizes, believes as a coach she can better develop her players with a smaller team.“With a small roster, you know you can keep it, the group tight,” Little said. “You can work more in depth with players. So like rather than having to focus on 18, you can focus on just the 11, focus on getting them better.”Although several players on the team said that they enjoy the small roster, many would argue that teams like Penn State have had so much success with a larger roster size for a reason.For sophomore Silvi Uattara, however, she does not believe that the team would improve if it had more players.“Our team is small but we’re all really close and really good friends,” Uattara said. “I don’t think that if we had more players on the roster we would be better.” Commentslast_img read more

Williams’ injury might be more than an ankle sprain

first_imgThe Trojans returned to the field Tuesday for the first time since their 55-21 loss to Stanford on Saturday.There, they got some more bad news.It looks as if redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams will miss practice for at least the rest of the week with an ankle injury.Sitting this one out · The injury that kept wide receiver Damian Williams out of last week’s game may be worse than originally thought. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanWilliams originally suffered the injury on a 75-yard touchdown catch against Arizona State earlier this month.It was initially determined to be a high ankle sprain; now, Williams says it might be worse — a stress reaction, or even a stress fracture.“It’s almost like a real bad bruise,” he said on his way out of practice Tuesday. “It’s just always sore.”Williams, who wouldn’t rule himself out of playing against UCLA on Nov. 28, still requires a boot to walk.“The sooner I get out of the boot, the closer I am to playing,” Williams said. “While I’m in this thing, the worse my chances look.”In other injury news, redshirt junior running back Allen Bradford and redshirt freshman receiver Brice Butler both left practice early.Bradford has a bone bruise in his foot, while Butler’s back injury that sidelined him briefly last month is bothering him again.Butler said he wouldn’t be sidelined for an extended period of time.Sophomore safety Drew McAllister took part in most full-speed drills in his return to Howard Jones Field after missing the last three games with a hip flexor.uThe Trojans have managed to stick together in the aftermath of Saturday’s 55-21 loss, and they say they’re using it as a learning experience.“We learned that if we don’t play as a team, then any team in our conference can beat us and any team in the nation can beat us,” said junior running back Joe McKnight, who rushed for 142 yards against the Cardinal. “And as long as we have that focus as a team, we can do anything in front of us.”Freshman quarterback Matt Barkley said the road to recovery starts with the team’s veterans, who are already taking on a positive attitude.“The leaders are and the starters are and it’s trickling on down,” Barkley said. “It was pretty down over the weekend and even a little bit [Monday], but you can tell things are up today.”Junior center Kristofer O’Dowd added that each of the team’s players has to take equal responsibility for the loss.“You can’t really put the blame on somebody,” O’Dowd said. “It takes all 11 on both sides of the ball. If one guy has a mistake, then the whole team falters.”uBye weeks are — for the Trojans, at least — known as a time for young players to stand out, as coaches tend to give more repetitions to backups with less pressure to prepare for an opponent.USC coach Pete Carroll spotlighted a number of players likely to see the field more in practice this week, including freshmen safeties Jawanza Starling and T.J. McDonald and freshman offensive lineman Kevin Graf.“I think it’s really important for our program to present our guys with competitive situations as much as possible,” Carroll said. “To give them an opportunity to see where they are, and so they can learn and so that we can learn and we can make progress with them.”Carroll also said that backup quarterbacks redshirt junior Mitch Mustain and redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp are receiving more snaps than usual this week.“Practice, for me, has been kinda fun,” Corp said. “You get to play free and just run around and have a good time.”last_img read more

Nyantakyi Caf election opponent in trouble

first_imgBenin FA boss Anjorin Moucharaf’s hopes of fighting is Ghanaian counterpart Kwesi Nynatakyi for the vacant Caf executive committee position have been dealt a severe blow because of an internal power struggle.Nyantakyi and Moucharaf are considered the front runners but present chaos in the Benin FA’s is seriously undermining the Hayatou ally.A rival faction within the Benin Football Federation (BFF) has elected a new president, deepening the crisis in the country’s game.If the decision to the elect a new president is approved by Fifa, the new BFF board could withdraw Moucharaf’s candidature.Victorien Attolou was elected on Saturday by a group that claims Anjorin Moucharafou is no longer in charge.The crisis started last month when twelve of the 15-member executive committee resigned accusing Moucharafou of being a dictator. Fifa sent a delegation to the country last month to sort out the stand-off.The world governing body could not approve an agreement which led to the decision by rival group to elect Attolou as the BFF boss.But Moucharaf insists he is still in charge of the federation claiming he has the backing of Fifa in the stand-off.“I am unconcerned about the elections held over the weekend because I am still the man in charge of the federation,” Moucharaf told BBC Sport.“My administration is the one in charge of the federation because Fifa came here to sort of the problem and confirmed that I should stay in office.” The latest events will undermine Moucharafou’s hopes of winning a vacant Caf executive committee seat as elections will be held on 23 February in Sudan.Fifa is yet to respond to the latest twist of events.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Tiger Pond launches $5M Cassava Processing facility

first_imgTiger Pond village, located in the Karasabai District, South Pakaraimas, Region Nine, recently commissioned a $5M Cassava Processing facility as part of its Community Development Project (CDP).The processing facility, furnished with modern equipment, is producing cassava by-products such as cassareep, packaged cassava bread, farine, and tapioca.Some of the products produced from the Tiger Pond Processing facility in Region NineMinister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who declared the facility opened, lauded the villagers for being visionaries and investing in such a venture.While it is a great investment, she reminded them that for the majority of Guyanese, cassava is not a main staple, hence, they (the villagers) need to seek markets before manufacturing the products in large quantities. Minister Garrido-Lowe also encouraged them to ensure the proper maintenance of the facility.Minister Garrido-Lowe told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that “while most, if not all, Guyanese use the cassareep, the majority of them do not eat farine and the other foods. We would have to really work hard to introduce the farine to them. Right now, their main markets will be the surrounding villages and neighbouring Brazil”.Only recently, the village of Karasabai commissioned its $5M CDP tourism project – the Kezeé Eco-Lodge.The Community Development Project (CDP), which falls under the ambit of the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) is in its second phase; over 100 communities were selected to execute the project which includes venture in farming, agro-processing, aquaculture, poultry and cattle rearing, mining, village infrastructure including; construction of a village office and multi-purpose building, a village shop and museum, and transportation and tourism.The project aims to strengthen entrepreneurial and institutional capacities of the village economy of Amerindian communities, improve linkages with the private sector to further develop value chains and strengthen institutional frameworks to support local economies.last_img read more

DONEGAL TRUCK BOSS PROMISES MORE PROTESTS IF NEW GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ACT

first_imgThe organiser of a massive truck protest which converged on Dail Eireann today has revealed he has secured a meeting with the new Minister for Transport.But Donegal businessman John McLaughlin warned that if polticians don’t keep their promise, he will bring the country to a standstill with another huge truck protest.The Covoy-based haulier, of JML Transport, today handed in a letter of protest at Leinster House complaining about the recent hike in fuel costs. Gardai appealed to protestors not to bring Dublin to a standstill and an agreement was reached to allow just 15 vehicles into the city centre.Mr McLaughlin earlier led a fleet of trucks into the city centre after travelling from Donegal on Monday and picking up almost 100 vehicles along the way.They were also joined by two coach-loads of people from across Donegal who travelled up earlier this morning.Now the Donegal businessman has revealed he has been promised a meeting by Fine Gael if, as expected, they win the upcoming general election. However Mr McLaughlin, whose workforce has been depleted from a workforce of 78 to just 8 within two years, has promised strong action if he does not secure that meeting with the Government.“We have behaved ourselves all along and done everything by the book and co-operate with the Gardai.“We are hopeful that we can get that meeting with the new Government and we have to take people on their word on that.“But I can tell you that if we do not get that meeting within three weeks then we will bring this country to a standstill with a massive truck protest.“That is not a threat but we have to follow through with this and show the new Government that we mean business. “This does not just involve the transport companies because the ordinary person on the street is having to pay up to €20 a week just to run their car and they simply can’t afford that,” he said.EndsDONEGAL TRUCK BOSS PROMISES MORE PROTESTS IF NEW GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ACT was last modified: February 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more