Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill Spanish Navy carries out MAR-41 fleet readiness drill September 22, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Spanish Navycenter_img View post tag: MAR-41 Ship to ship cargo transfer between ESPS Victoria and ESPS Canarias. Photo: Spanish NavyThe Spanish Navy’s has recently conducted MAR-41, a fleet readiness exercise which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar.Participating units included F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias together with the landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and the auxiliary ship AOR Cantabria.The exercise was also joined by Marine Corps special operations squads and various aircraft including SH-3D, AB-212, H-500, SH-60B and AV-8B Harrier jets.According to the Spanish Navy, training exercises like these are intended to keep front-line units in readiness for future operations. In this sense, MAR-41 has been an excellent opportunity to train escorts from the 41st Squadron in operations based on simulated but at the same time realistic scenarios. Authoritieslast_img read more

Troopers find approximately 100 grams of Meth during Traffic Stop, Driver Arrested

first_imgGibson County – Friday night at approximately 10:07, Trooper Ross Rafferty was patrolling US 41 near CR 100 West when he observed a vehicle weaving from side to side in the left northbound lane.  A license plate check revealed the owner of the vehicle had a felony warrant. Trooper Rafferty stopped the vehicle north of the Princeton exit. The driver was identified as Lamarkous Washington, 31, of Evansville. The owner of the vehicle was not present. Trooper Rafferty revealed Washington had never received a driver’s license. Washington was arrested and handcuffed. While searching Washington, an abnormal object was felt in the crotch area of his pants. Troopers did not believe the object was a weapon. Washington was transported to the Gibson County Jail where a further search was conducted. After Washington changed into his jail jumpsuit, troopers and jail officials examined his clothing and found a plastic bag containing approximately 100 grams of meth inside the front flap of Washington’s underwear. Washington is currently being held without bond in the Gibson County Jail.Arrested and Charges:Lamarkous D. Washington, 31, Evansville, IN1.Dealing Methamphetamine, Class 2 Felony2.Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 3 Felony3.Operating a Vehicle without ever Obtain Driver’s License, Class C MisdemeanorArresting Officer: Trooper Ross Rafferty, Indiana State PoliceAssisting Officers: Trooper Nick Hatfield and Trooper Alexander WelshFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Zambia captain Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year

first_imgChristopher Katongo has won the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.The 30-year-old Zambia captain beat off competition from Demba Ba, Didier Drogba, Younes Belhanda and Yaya Toure to become the first winner from southern Africa in the history of the award.Katongo told BBC Sport: “This is a fantastic moment for me. I thank the people who voted for me. It is something I will never forget in my career.“This means a lot for the young people and the young players who look up to me. I could not have achieved this without the support of my team-mates.”The shortlist for the award was drawn up by football experts from every country in Africa, who based their choices on players’ skill, technical ability, teamwork, consistency and fair play.And a record number of people nominated their favourite online or by text message with just over 40% of the votes going to Katongo, who plays his club football in China for Henan Construction. While all the players on the shortlist have enjoyed a superb year, with four of the players picking up silverware, it is Katongo whose performances and achievements have been considered by African football fans to be the greatest.Katongo, who is also a soldier in his home country, was inspirational as he led Zambia to their first Africa Cup of Nations title in February.He scored three goals en route to the final of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon and then struck a successful penalty in an 8-7 shoot-out victory over favourites Ivory Coast to lift the trophy in Libreville.It was an emotional moment for Zambia, who had suffered a tragic air disaster 19 years previously, when a plane carrying most of the national team crashed when only 500m offshore from Libreville, killing all 25 passengers and five crew.Seven months after leading Zambia to glory Katongo was again his country’s talisman, this time in a 2013 Nations Cup qualifying tie when he scored the only goal of the game in his side’s final-round first leg match against Uganda. And it proved to be a vital strike as Chipolopolo lost the return leg 1-0 but made it through to next year’s tournament in South Africa by winning 9-8 in another penalty shoot-out.In between those Nations Cup heroics, Katongo also provided the spark that lifted Zambia out of a difficult phase in their 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Pelicans, Celtics ‘discussed extensively’ Jayson Tatum-for-Anthony Davis deal

first_imgThe Celtics can’t trade for Davis until this summer because both Davis and Irving signed under “The Rose Rule” after their rookie contracts. Davis requested a trade and made it clear through his agent, Rich Paul, that he will not sign an extension with New Orleans.The Pelicans were in talks with the Lakers for a potential deal, but Los Angeles reportedly pulled out of the conversation Tuesday. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson told Pelicans general manager Dell Demps on Tuesday morning that L.A. had made its best offer and isn’t willing to budge. In the Anthony Davis column, I’m told Jayson Tatum has definitely been discussed in Pelicans-Celtics talks. Both sides know that he’d be a major part of the discussion in June— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 6, 2019While there are a lot of moving parts and anything can happen before NBA’s 3 p.m. ET Thursday trade deadline, The Athletic noted securing Davis would help the Celtics’ odds to re-sign veteran Kyrie Irving. Per The Athletic: Related News Anthony Davis trade rumors: Lakers end talks with Pelicans over ‘outrageous’ demands “Get Davis this summer, and the Celtics would be very confident about Irving resisting those Knicks urges and re-signing in Boston. What’s more, there’s a strong sense in Celtics circles that securing Irving would be the key to convincing Davis to commit for the long term as well.”Additionally, the Boston Globe noted the Celtics have told the Pelicans no specific player will be off-limits in negotiations during the offseason. Boston reportedly is willing to offer an “explosive package when the time arrives.” The Celtics may have to part ways with 20-year-old small forward Jayson Tatum if they want to acquire Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis. Tatum has been “discussed extensively by the two teams” as a potential centerpiece in a Pelicans package and he’s “expected to be a major part of the talks when June rolls around,” according to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources. last_img read more