USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces Unite for PASSEX

first_imgBy U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet   August 13, 2020 The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication, and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics.“This exercise was a unique opportunity for Kidd to conduct training with the El Salvadoran Navy,” said U.S. Navy Commander Nathan S. Wemett, commanding officer of Kidd. “Working together furthers our mutual ability to cooperate and provides a unique opportunity to reinforce valuable warfighting skills from our partners.”For the sailors aboard participating ships, it was also their chance to improve their skills with their El Salvadoran counterparts sailing alongside. The two ships conducted division tactics (DIVTACS), a series of tactical shipboard movements, as well as practicing their communication skills.“Communication was imperative throughout the entire exercise when conducting operations at such close proximity. All communications with the El Salvadoran Navy were incredibly professional and it was a great learning experience for all,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Walker Hobson, USS Kidd’s officer of the deck during the PASSEX.USS Kidd is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific.last_img read more

How the Nasdaq and tech stocks became the winner on election night

first_imgThere might not have been a winner in the presidential election on Tuesday night, but there was a winner in the financial markets: the Nasdaq 100 and tech stocks broadly.Futures contracts tied to the Nasdaq 100 index jumped as much as 4% in overnight trading on Tuesday amid a volatile trading session that saw Dow futures register a nearly 800-point swing from high to low. Through the whipsaws, the Nasdaq 100 remained the relative outperformer. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, March 22, 2019.Regis Duvignau | Reuterslast_img

Nigeria’s Football Organizers face Boko Haram Dilemma

first_imgWith just one day to go until Nigeria’s Premier League kicks off, anticipation has turned to dread among the country’s football fans and organizers. The threat of the militant group Boko Haram poses a real threat to the security of the league. On Thursday, five players from league side Kano Pillars were injured following an attack on the club’s entourage travelling for their opener in Owerri. Their fixture against Heartland has now been postponed indefinitelylast_img

Doughty Don sparkles in Topaz

first_img Winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival, the Gigginstown-owned five-year-old made a successful start to his chasing career at Gowran Park and was the 9-4 favourite stepped up to Grade One level over fences. Willie Mullins’ charge moved to the front in the straight after having jumped soundly from the outset, but he was tracked by the Noel Meade-trained Apache Stronghold. Apache Stronghold looked set to prevail after hitting the front after the final fence, but it turned into a real war of attrition on the run to the line and it was Don Poli who saw out the punishing three miles best to prevail. Mullins said: “The penny is dropping all the time. He’s a lovely horse with lots of ability. “I had nominated the four-mile chase (at Cheltenham) as his long-term objective but Mr O’Leary (Michael, owner) has so many horses, he might have other horses for the RSA and maybe this fellow is an RSA horse. “I don’t know, but certainly four miles will be no problem to him. “I’ve been saying all week it was probably the best Topaz Chase that’s ever been run here. “He is improving all the time and he could be anything – he could be a Gold Cup horse.” Press Associationcenter_img Don Poli dug deep for Bryan Cooper to claim top honours in the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown. last_img read more

Texas Tech without 20-plus players with positive COVID tests

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News COMMENT First Published: 26th August, 2020 06:29 IST Texas Tech is practicing without at least 20 players who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as an unspecified number of additional players also being isolated because of contact with those affected by the novel coronavirus.The school said Tuesday that there were 24 active positive cases within the athletic program, including 21 involved with the football team. Coach Matt Wells said one of the positive tests in football was a young coach who has been quarantined, but added that none of his full-time staff members were affected.Wells didn’t provide any specifics on who the players were or what positions they played.“Nobody’s been wiped out,” Wells responded, when asked if any position groups had been specifically affected. “But certainly when you have that many positives, then it obviously affects some groups.”Wells also said two players have decided to opt out of the season, again not identifying those players.Texas Tech’s athletic program has had 64 positive cases overall from 1,382 tests completed among student-athletes and coaches and staff in multiple sports.Three weeks ago, before the football team opened preseason practice, the school had performed more than 600 tests for student-athletes on the Lubbock campus. At that point, the football team had reported 26 positive cases, all of which had recovered then.The school said any student-athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 is immediately placed in self isolation to prevent the further spread of the virus. Affected student-athletes receive daily monitoring and care from Texas Tech’s sports medicine staff with additional oversight by Lubbock city health officials.Wells said the positive tests were the reason he decided not to hold a scrimmage as planned last Saturday, and for why the team has altered practice. Wells said he hasn’t cut back the amount of practice, but said those players on the field are getting their normal amount of reps and maybe a little more rest between them.“Our players have handled it really, really well, and our coaches have,” Wells said.Image credits: AP center_img WATCH US LIVE Written By Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 06:29 IST Texas Tech Without 20-plus Players With Positive COVID Tests Texas Tech is practicing without at least 20 players who have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as an unspecified number of additional players also being isolated because of contact with those affected by the novel coronavirus FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Jon Gruden thinks Antonio Brown will be practicing with Raiders soon

first_img Antonio Brown reports to Raiders training camp surrounded by ‘Hard Knocks’ crew “He took all the reps today in our walkthrough,” Gruden told reporters Saturday. “He showed great retention and we’ll see what happens here with this afternoon. We’re going to have a walkthrough today as well … so we’ll pick it up tomorrow.”#Raiders coach Jon Gruden anticipates Antonio Brown practicing soon:. “He took all the reps today in our walkthrough. He showed great retention and we’ll see what happens here with this afternoon; we’re going to have a walkthrough today as well…so we’ll pick it up tomorrow.”— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) August 17, 2019Brown ran routes and caught passes Thursday in Arizona ahead of the team’s second exhibition game and also was part of Oakland’s walkthrough back in California over the weekend.  Related News Antonio Brown is back?Coach Jon Gruden thinks the Raiders star wide receiver will fully participate in practice soon. Jon Gruden: Raiders supporting Antonio Brown in ‘personal matter’ of helmet grievance Gruden seems hopeful Brown could finally join the team for good Sunday.The start to the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver’s first year with the Raiders has already been shrouded in turmoil. After he arrived to camp in a hot air balloon, Brown was quickly placed on the non-football injury list. It was later reported Brown was dealing with frostbitten feet after a cryotherapy equipment mishap.Then there’s the helmet.First, the NFL told Brown he couldn’t use his old helmet, because it was not approved anymore. Brown showed up at practice with an old Steelers helmet he had crudely repainted with colors approximating the Raiders design. More recently, Brown refused to play without his old helmet. Now, the league will allow Brown to wear the specific model of Schutt helmet he loves, provided it is less than 10 years old.While Brown is certainly keeping everyone on their toes this early in the season, his teammates are focused on the football aspect and quarterback Derek Carr is already impressed in Brown’s limited showing. Antonio Brown: ‘I got circumcised on my feet’ after cryotherapy mishap “The man’s recall is unbelievable,” Carr said. “He came in and, no mental errors, and in this offense, that’s not easy to do. Especially, whenever you have a day off … you come back and you’re like, you’ve got to stay on coach Gruden’s offense all the time. You can tell Antonio’s been studying because he came out and didn’t miss a beat.”He was a part of everything we did today.”last_img read more

How the Premier League table could potentially change this weekend

first_img10. Leicester CityHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 12th9. WatfordHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 10th8. BournemouthHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 10th7. Manchester UnitedHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 9th 9 Sergio Aguero is in form yet again for Manchester City Mark Hughes’ Southampton have won just one league game this season Heung-min Son was on target in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday Will Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil be celebrating on Sunday? Huddersfield celebrate their win as they begin to string some results together So, how can the Premier League table look at the end of the gameweek? Using data from, reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below…20. FulhamHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th Wolverhampton Wanderers have impressed on their return to the Premier League. 19. Cardiff CityHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th18. SouthamptonHighest possible position – 15thLowest possible position – 20th We’ve got a brilliant derby-filled weekend to look ahead to and it could change the shape of the Premier League table dramatically.Not only do we have the north London derby on Sunday with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE radio commentary only on talkSPORT, but we also have the Merseyside derby, and a west London derby, which you can also hear with us. 9 17. BurnleyHighest possible position – 14thLowest possible position – 20th16. Crystal PalaceHighest possible position – 14thLowest possible position – 20th15. HuddersfieldHighest possible position – 13thLowest possible position – 19th 9 9 14. West Ham UnitedHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 16th13. Newcastle UnitedHighest possible position – 12thLowest possible position – 16th12. BrightonHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 13th11. Wolverhampton WanderersHighest possible position – 10thLowest possible position – 12th 6. EvertonHighest possible position – 6thLowest possible position – 9th5. ArsenalHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 5th4. ChelseaHighest possible position – 3rdLowest possible position – 5th3. Tottenham Hotspur Highest possible position – 2ndLowest possible position – 5th 9 Manchester United stars Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez, and Marouane Fellaini look dejected. 9 Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri 9 9 2. LiverpoolHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 3rd1. Manchester CityHighest possible position – 1stLowest possible position – 2nd 9 Arsenal will go ahead of Tottenham in the standings if they beat them at the Emirates, while Liverpool could potentially go to the top of the division if they claim victory over Everton.Meanwhile, Fulham could launch themselves off the foot of the table if they defeat Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri replaced Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham boss three weeks ago last_img read more