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

Free COVID-19 Testing Extended For SUNY Employees, Other State Workers

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: U.S. Army National Guard / Michael Schwenk / CC BY 2.0ALBANY – An agreement providing free COVID-19 testing to several groups of New York State workers has been extended.SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras and the Police Benevolent Association for New York State extended an agreement to conduct free, mandatory COVID-19 testing for PBA of New York State-represented employees at SUNY state-operated colleges, universities, and hospitals.Routine testing for PBA-represented employees will now continue through the end of the spring semester.The preexisting agreement was set to expire at the end of 2020. United University Professions (UUP), The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), and New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) recently extended similar arrangements.“As we look forward to the spring semester with our campuses reopening, which will bring the return of our students, we want to continue making testing available to every member of the SUNY family in order to track and control the virus as best we can—this extension provides an avenue to our University Police Officers to easily get tested,” said Chancellor Malatras. “Every one of the SUNY community’s health is a top priority, so it is crucial that we take care of our police force who work tirelessly keep our campuses and their surrounding communities safe. I thank President Ryan Law for his leadership and partnership in finalizing this extension agreement.”Effective through June 30, 2021, all state operated colleges, universities, and hospitals shall continue conduct testing of PBANYS Agency Police Services Unit (APSU) employees (University Police Officer, University Police Officer II, University Police Investigator, and University Police Investigator II) who are required to report in person to campus to conduct some or all of their work obligation.Testing of all employees shall be conducted in concert with regular surveillance testing in campus plans required under Chancellor Malatras’ Sept. 3, 2020, directive.last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers rebound from poor start, sit atop Big Ten standings

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4, 10-0 Big Ten) closed their non-conference schedule with back-to-back losses against Pac-12 powerhouse Washington, allowing their highest hitting percentage in Head Coach Kelly Sheffield’s seven-year tenure at Wisconsin. They entered Big Ten play with zero home wins for the first time in over 30 years. That didn’t phase Sheffield. “It’s exciting. Big Ten volleyball is nasty, and this year in our sport, teams are just beating up on each other,” Sheffield said, “Our home matches, from a record standpoint, it probably hasn’t been as good as what most of us are wanting, but it’s been entertaining, high-level stuff in the Field House.” Sheffield wasn’t kidding about the “high-level” competition the Badgers had faced. Their four losses all came to teams currently in the top-11 of the AVCA Coaches’ Poll, including a four-set loss to No. 1 Baylor who has dropped only two sets this entire season. That high-level competition has continued into conference play, but the Badgers haven’t lost since those Sheffield comments.Volleyball: Badgers continue reign atop Big Ten standings after pair of wins over Illinois, NorthwesternFor the first time in Head Coach Kelly Sheffield’s seven years at the University of Wisconsin, the No. 6 UW Read…During the current ten-game winning streak, the Badgers have faced five ranked teams and dropped a total of just five sets. Sheffield said last week that their mindset hasn’t changed throughout the season, following wins or losses. “It’s back to work. It’s back to finding ways to get better, and we would do that after a loss. We’d do that after a win,” Sheffield said, “I don’t have to worry that they’re going to take things out of perspective. They didn’t when we lost a couple in a row. I certainly don’t expect them to change who they are just because they won a couple in a row.” While their mindset has remained the same, their gameplay has differed greatly in multiple areas.Volleyball: Badgers begin Big Ten play with much to proveLast season, the Wisconsin volleyball team faced consecutive losses just once during their impressive 25-7 campaign. This year, the No. Read…First, their defense has rebounded from a rough start. Between both blocking prowess and backcourt passing, the Badgers have improved significantly. In their first eight games of the season, they allowed a .255 hitting percentage which would put them at 320th in the country out of 332 teams. Since the start of Big Ten play, Wisconsin has flipped the script allowing a .178 hitting percentage which ranks fifth-best in the conference. They have also decreased their receiving errors per set from 1.17 during the non-conference slate to 0.57 in Big Ten matchups. Sheffield praised the efforts of his back row, highlighted by Lauren Barnes, Izzy Ashburn and libero Tiffany Clark, as a noticeable part of his team’s improved play.Women’s Volleyball: Kelly Sheffield shines light on team depth for upcoming seasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team recently began their regular season schedule. Hopefully, this season will be one of Read…Second, the Badgers are keeping defenses off-balance with a varied attack. In the beginning of the year, the Badgers leaned heavily on two-time All-American Dana Rettke for offense, especially in their losses. Junior outside hitters Molly Haggerty and Grace Loberg struggled in those losses, leaving Rettke with the majority of the load. As the Big Ten season has progressed, Haggerty and Loberg have both put in quality performances in crucial games. Against then-No. 5 Penn State, Loberg ripped off a career-high 21 kills on just 35 swings and even added four digs, leading the sweep of the Nittany Lions. “[Loberg] picked up her blocking as well, but it’s the work and the effort she’s putting in the practice gym that’s really paying off,” Sheffield said. “She’s turning into a big-time outside hitter for us right now.”Volleyball: Badgers surge with pair of top-5 wins over Penn State, NebraskaIn a few of their early-season losses, the No. 7 University of Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team (8-4, 4-0 Big Ten) Read…Loberg currently holds the highest hitting percentage among outside hitters in the Big Ten within conference play. Following Loberg’s 21-kill performance, Haggerty, against then-No. 2 Nebraska, led the team with 11 kills at a .391 hitting percentage. Complementary hitters Madison Duello and Danielle Hart have turned in timely performances as well. Duello, a Third-Team All-American, has struggled to continue her play from a year ago, but she has found success curling inside against defenses cheating to the outsides. Hart totaled 10 kills on just 14 swings against Nebraska and blocked 11 balls in the five-set thriller with Illinois.Volleyball: All-American Rettke remains hungry following summer with Team USAJunior Dana Rettke has been one of the most intimidating forces in college volleyball for over two years now. A Read…Lastly, the Badgers have served relentlessly, forcing numerous errors and out-of-system play from opponents. They also defend serves particularly well. Wisconsin leads the Power Five conferences with 1.79 aces/set. That number includes 1.94 aces/set during their eight-game win streak.But, aces are not the only result of strong performances behind the service line. “This is a team that we’re putting pressure on people all six rotations,” Sheffield said. “It’s not just being able to go back and put in some tough serves, but can you do it consistently? So we’re able to do that all six rotations.” That pressure leads to opponents serving the Badgers free balls which the Badgers often turn into kills. Sheffield has never had a Badger team serve at this level. No other team under his Wisconsin tenure has averaged more than 1.3 aces per set. Then again, Sheffield has never had a Badger team enter Big Ten play without a home win or rattle off a 10-0 conference start.Volleyball: Badgers extend winning streak to six, sit alone atop Big TenFollowing back-to-back wins over top-five opponents, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team (10-4, 6-0 Big Ten) could have taken their Read…Sheffield has also had the luxury of Rettke at the net the past two and a half years. But Rettke suffered a foot injury and missed the first game of her career in the Badgers’ win over Northwestern. There is still no timetable for her return, but walk-on Nicole Shanahan performed adequately in her stead. “We don’t have anybody on our roster that’s going to replace a First-Team All-American,” Sheffield said, “[Shanahan] comes in, she plays with confidence. She executes what she’s meant to execute.” With Wisconsin in the midst of a stretch with six out of seven games on the road, the Badgers will need that execution as long as Rettke is sidelined.last_img read more

Wellington Police announced juvenile male subject is now in custody for handgun incident

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 237 weeks ago Wonder why no Wichita stations have done a story on this yet?? They are usually quick to jump on the opportunity to make Wellington look like a great community… Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down jeff · 237 weeks ago Political correctness, perhaps? Sadly, the local police did a great job on this, and too many juveniles get the proverbial handslap. Snatch-and-go robbery and weapons misconduct are serious biz. Let alone this one involved some well-schemed manipulation, as well. Violent stuff. We need to start putting these “kids” away for a while – in big boy prison. Kudos to WPD and the SO for quick work. Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Police Department has announced that one juvenile male subject is in police custody regarding the recent assault and theft of a handgun reported earlier.In a press release, Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said it is the view of the WPD that at this point of the investigation, this subject acted alone. His identity will not be released. WPD will present the case to the Sumner County Attorney’s office for review.The reported stolen handgun has not been located at this time. The WPD will continue to investigate. If you have information reference this investigation, please contact the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331.For details of the incident click here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more