HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii)

first_img View post tag: made View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval July 10, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: crew View post tag: What View post tag: test The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii.The submarine is here for RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world.HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 nautical miles to get to RIMPAC. For many sailors onboard this is their first experience of an exercise of this importance and size. Their Commanding officer, CMDR Glen Miles, says for some of his crew, this is also their first time in Hawaii.” They will see and do things here that they will remember for their whole careers,” CMDR Miles said. “Being a participant in the biggest-ever version of what is already the world’s largest maritime exercise is a great feeling. The interaction with each of the 22 countries cements a friendship that will last well into times of adversity.”The variety of submarines exercising alongside the Australians is also critical. It will give Farncomb vital experience as they operate with a range other nations.“South Korea has sent their Type 209 Na Daeyong, Canada has sent HMCS Victoria – an Upholder class SSK and the USN participants are USS North Carolina, USS Charlotte and USS Cheyenne,” CMDR Miles said. “We all relish the idea of being the bad guys throughout this exercise – the relative independence of submarines, operating far from home, without support and the disproportionate effects that a submarine can generate on even a very large, well equipped force makes this job the best there is.”CMDR Miles has also paid tribute to his American hosts. “The USN has always welcomed Australian submarines to Pearl Harbor. Our host boat, USS North Carolina, has been outstanding. Their hospitality has been overwhelming. The level of support and professionalism of USN submariners is legendary, and everything we’ve seen confirms that.“[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 10, 2012; Image: Australian Navycenter_img Training & Education View post tag: Farncomb View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Hawaii Share this article HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Farncomb Crew to Test What They Are Made of (Hawaii) last_img read more

Kenrick Tyson sentenced to life imprisonment for murder

first_imgLocalNews Kenrick Tyson sentenced to life imprisonment for murder by: – March 28, 2012 Share Kenrick Tyson. Life in prison is the sentence Kenrick Tyson was given when he appeared before Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks in the High Court on Wednesday Morning.On February 23rd, 2012 a nine member jury found Tyson guilty of murdering Cecil James of Concord between the 9th and 10th of May, 2009.Based on the evidence led in Court Tyson struck James on the head with a piece of 2 x 4” wood and he was found laying on his bed at Hibiscus Valley Inn in Concord by a co-worker Nigel Warrington on the 10th of May, 2009.The Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina called eight witnesses to testify including the former girl friend of the accused whose testimony implicated him.It was her evidence that both she and the accused waited for the deceased outside his house in a ‘shack’, saw James come home, waited until he went to sleep and struck him on the head three times with a piece of wood.The defence team did not call any witnesses after the state closed its case but made an application for a no case submission. Defense counsel Wayne Norde told the Court that the Prosecution failed to provide evidence; pathologist report or autopsy report, indicating what the cause of death was and without that crucial evidence he argued the trial should be dismissed.That submission was not upheld by Justice Stevenson Brooks and the jury proceeded to deliberate and found Tyson guilty.Based on a pre-sentence social inquiry and psychiatric report which was ordered by Justice Stevenson-Brooks, Tyson, who is the father of 6 children, was brought up in a “destitute upbringing”. He was also portrayed as “aggressive, a known criminal element in society and one who terrorized the community” by members of his community.The report also made reference to Tysons’ alcohol use and that he had shown “no remorse for his actions”.The psychiatric report from consultant psychiatrist Dr. Griffin Benjamin stated that Tyson was not diagnosed with any “psychiatric conditions and that he had not accepted responsibility for the murder”.Benjamin’s report further stated that Tyson had showed very little remorse for his actions”.In her sentencing report Justice Brooks said she noted that Tyson had suffered “the loss of a limb during the ordeal,” however she also considered that he “failed to show remorse for his actions” coupled with the “bad social inquiry report painted by members of his community and peers”.Justice Stevenson-Brooks said the murder was “coldblooded, brutal and senseless” and there is need to send a “strong message to all, that crimes which ultimately result in the death of a person will not be tolerated”.She said “the aggravating factors had outweighed the mitigation facts” but she will “temper justice with mercy” and sentence him to life imprisonment for a crime which carries a penalty of death.Tyson who was represented by Wayne Norde disclosed to reporters after the sentencing that he intends to appeal the sentence.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 111 Views   one comment Tweetlast_img read more