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

8 injured aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today 8 injured aboard US aircraft carrier 8 injured aboard US aircraft carrier Authorities March 21, 2016 Eight sailors aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) were injured on March 18 when an arresting gear broke during a routine landing by an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft, the U.S. Navy said.The injured sailors were working on the flight deck at the time of the mishap. Six have been transported to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital for treatment while two remained aboard IKE.There were no fatalities and the sailors were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.The aircraft regained flight and returned safely to its base at Norfolk Naval Station Chambers Field. Initial reports are the aircraft was not damaged and no aircrew members were injured.The ship is off the Virginia coast conducting carrier qualifications for Composite Training Unit and Joint Task Force Exercises (COMPTUEX/JTFEX) in preparation for their upcoming deployment.Arresting gear systems are used by aircraft carriers for decelerating aircraft as they land on the flight deck.The U.S. Navy said an investigation was underway to determine the cause.center_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Dwight D Eisenhower Share this articlelast_img read more

PLSA calls for greater ‘checks and balances’ in LGPS regulations

first_imgIt called on the government to make explicit in the investment regulations that LGPS must apply fiduciary duty – i.e. that the ultimate purpose of LGPS investments is to pay members’ benefits.The PLSA is also concerned about the scope for the government to interfere in LGPS’s investments, referring to the “broad powers” being taken in connection with proposals for pooling and the need to ensure funds are committed to delivering these pools.“Whilst we agree with the government’s proposals for pooling,” said Segars, “there is a risk such broad powers, combined with the lack of an explicit fiduciary duty, could be used by future governments to direct what and where funds invest.“It would be more reassuring for employers and scheme members if there were greater checks and balances included in the regulations before using any power to direct.”The rules proposed by the government have been described as “unprecedented”, giving the secretary of state for communities the power to amend a fund’s investment strategy statement and direct investment in specific assets.UK trade union Unison previously raised concerns about the government hijacking new LGPS asset pools’ investments, while BNY Mellon warned that LGPS “shouldn’t be seen an easy way to plug the nation’s funding gap” when it comes to infrastructure.The PLSA criticised government efforts to stipulate that policies on non-financial factors – environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, for example – should reflect (UK government) foreign policy as “meddling with flexibility”.The association said there were valid reasons why pension funds might apply a particular screening of divestment strategy in line with the long-term interest and values of members.“It seems unhelpful and unnecessary for the government to hinder the flexibility of pension fund governors in this respect, and undemocratic to prevent fund members from placing certain stipulations over how their own savings are invested,” it said.The association also raised concerns about the envisaged time frame for implementation of the new regulations, saying the six months “could prove incredibly challenging for funds”.It called on the government to consider extending to pensions committees the knowledge and understanding requirements that currently fall on local pensions boards (under the Public Services Pensions Act 2013).This would help ensure funds are in a position to apply the prudent-person principle and invest in line with their fiduciary duty, it said.“A prudent-person requirement,” it added, “ultimately only works if those making investment strategy decisions, collectively, have the capacity and capability to do so.” The UK pension fund association has raised concerns that new regulations and guidance for local government pension schemes (LGPS) will allow the central government to interfere with pension fund investment decisions.Partly to protect against this, it called for fiduciary duty to be made explicit in the country’s investment regulation for LGPS.Responding to the government’s consultation on new investment regulations for the UK LGPS, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) said it welcomed the move to a prudent person approach by removing arbitrary limits on the amount that local authority funds can invest in certain types of legal structures.However, Joanne Segars, chief executive of the association, said “there is a danger government may have gone too far in a number of areas”.last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Football Team Falls Short To Pirates

first_imgBatesville Freshman Football team lost 14-12 to Greensburg Thursday night.Batesville’s scores came on a 9 yard TD run from Hunter Hon (2 pt failed) and a 22 yard TD pass from Eric Harmeyer to Jack Kellerman (conversion failed). Offensively, Christian Prickel and Drew McLeod also had a nice game running the ball on offense.Defensively, Hon, Andrew Deputy, Logan Mears, and and Josh Maple led the defense. with their tackling.Batesville is now 2-3 on the year and will face Franklin County next Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

‘GMA’ host issues apology for ‘bullying’ Prince George

first_imgOn Thursday, Spencer was reading George’s schedule on “Good Morning America,” when ballet was mentioned, she paused and then said, “We’ll see how long that lasts.”Spencer faced severe criticism for the brief moment, especially on the social media site Twitter, some even said she was bullying the young royal.George, the oldest child of Kate the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, is a great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.He is third in line for the throne behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father. “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer issued an apology via Instagram for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet.In her post on Friday, she called her comments “insensitive” and told George that when it comes to ballet or any other passion, he should “GO FOR IT” and “love every minute of it.”last_img read more

Syracuse’s strong batting performance leads to 9-5 win over UNC

first_img Published on March 7, 2020 at 4:43 pm Contact Cameron: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s (9-10, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) batting took down North Carolina to tie the weekend’s three-game series with a 9-5 win on Saturday afternoon. The Orange fell behind early but climbed back into the game, thanks to a three-run home run by Gabby Teran, which gave them the lead in the fifth. Syracuse held on from there, with Catie Dobbs silencing the Tar Heels’ (9-12, 3-2) offense after taking over for Kaia Oliver early in the game.The Orange took the early lead in the second inning, scoring two runs on a pair of wild pitches through Rebecca Clyde and Paris Woods. UNC responded in the bottom of the second, scoring all five of their runs in the inning. A sacrifice fly and bunt knotted up the game at two and an RBI single from Destiny Middleton gave UNC the lead. Campbell Hutcherson scored two more with an RBI single, ending Oliver’s day in the circle. A three-hit third inning inched Syracuse closer as they cut the lead to 5-3. Toni Martin’s RBI single drove home Mia Cunnings for her 11th run batted in this season. The score remained the same until the fifth inning when Syracuse broke through. Lailoni Mayfield and Clyde each singled to put two runners on for Teran, who crushed her fourth home run this season over the left-field fence after falling behind in the count 0-2. It gave the Orange a 6-5 lead, shifting the momentum of the entire game. Teran reached base four times in the game from the leadoff spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNeli Casares-Maher led off the sixth inning with a solo shot of her own to give Syracuse some insurance. It was her second home run of the season and the shortstop is the Orange’s leading hitter, posting a .304 batting average thus far. Jamie Gregg padded the lead in the seventh with a 2-RBI single to give her sole possession of Syracuse’s RBI lead (13) and pushed the lead to 9-5.Meanwhile, Dobbs was cruising through the UNC batting order en route to her second win on the season. The freshman’s ERA dipped to 2.33 after an outing where she threw five shutout innings, striking out four and allowing just two hits. The performance slots her just outside the ACC top-10 for ERA leaders.The Orange recorded 13 hits in the game, with four batters collecting multiple hits. Clyde was 3-4 with three runs scored in a much-needed offensive outburst. She had entered the game with just one hit in her past 24 at-bats. Gregg, Casares-Maher, and Mayfield also had multi-hit games in the victory for Syracuse. Commentslast_img read more