South Devon Students Have a Taste of the Royal Navy (UK)

first_img View post tag: have View post tag: Naval Students from South Devon have been given a taste of the Royal Navy during a week’s work experience at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.During their time at the College the year 10 students from Dartmouth Academy, Brixham Community College and Oswestry School, in Shropshire, were able to experience some of the training undertaken by the Royal Navy’s Officer Cadets as part of their 30-week initial naval training course.Highlights included the chance to Command one of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 destroyers in BRNC’s state of the art ship’s bridge simulator. The facility is primarily used to teach navigation and bridgemanship to Cadets and Young Officers undergoing their initial warfare officers’ course.In the shape of a ship’s bridge images outside of the windows can represent open sea or harbours and coastlines from around the world. It can be configured for any class of Royal Navy ship or submarine. At the click of a button changes can be made to simulate different environmental conditions, such as sea states and winds, and bring into play other vessels, objects or scenarios.Joe Beech, aged 15, from Dartmouth Academy, said:“I’ve always wanted to look inside the College. The people have been really nice and we’ve been given a full tour of the College. I was surprised how big it is. The building itself is unique and all the technology here is unbelievable.“I’ve done of lot things that I never thought I’d ever do like driving the ship. It was scary because even though it’s a simulator, it’s very realistic and it’s hard to look around and listen to the commands at the same time.“It’s been great taking part in all the activities and seeing what goes on behind the scenes. I want to join the Police and be part of the dog unit. The Royal Navy being a uniformed service is similar and coming to the College will really help for my future life.”As part of the week the students were able to take to the water in boats on the River Dart and took part in fitness training and other team building activities.Lieutenant Commander Andy Harrison, BRNC’s First Lieutenant, said:“Work experience gives us an excellent opportunity to show the students the challenging career opportunities the Royal Navy can provide.“Our programme has been designed to give the students an insight into the training carried out at Britannia Royal Naval College, the Naval ethos of courage, commitment, discipline, respect, integrity and loyalty that we inculcate into our Officers and the breadth of skills required by those serving in the Royal Navy today.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 12, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: South View post tag: students South Devon Students Have a Taste of the Royal Navy (UK) Back to overview,Home naval-today South Devon Students Have a Taste of the Royal Navy (UK) View post tag: Devon Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: UK View post tag: Royal View post tag: Taste July 12, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img April 18, 2020 FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Running back Brian Hill has signed his $2.1 million tender offer to remain with the Atlanta Falcons.The restricted free agent received an original-round tender last month, giving the team a right to match any offer Hill received from another team or accept a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.Hill played in 12 games with two starts in 2019, rushing 78 times for 323 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 69 yards and one TD.INDYCAR-iRACINGPagenaud wins simulated IndyCar race Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBASEBALL-WINKLES OBITASU, Angels skipper Winkles diesTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Winkles was among the most successful coaches in college baseball before serving as a major league manager. — The mayor of Madrid says soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer. He says the coronavirus pandemic likely “won’t be under control” in time for events with big crowds to resume normally. The Spanish league is not expecting to resume at least until the end of May. It is working on several scenarios, including playing without fans through the fall.— Major League Soccer is putting on a five-week video game tournament starting Sunday that will be televised nationally. Each of the MLS teams involved picked a player to participate. The tournament will benefit Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.— Top-ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he spoke with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal about working with the ATP to set up a fund to help lower-ranked tennis players financially affected by the pandemic. Djokovic described what he called a long conversation with Federer and Nadal about “how we can contribute and how we can help lower-ranked guys who obviously are struggling the most.” Djokovic talked about trying to amass somewhere around $3 million to $4.5 million to distribute, perhaps to players ranked from around 200th or 250th to around 700th.— Serena Williams’ coach says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France. Patrick Mouratoglou says the plan is to live-stream 10 matches per weekend for five weekends in May and June. The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March and are suspended at least until mid-July.— The San Diego Junior Golf Association has canceled the 53rd annual IMG Academy Junior World Championships set for July 4-10. The event annually attracts more than 1,250 golfers from more than 50 countries to Torrey Pines and other San Diego golf courses. Many PGA and LPGA players faced their initial international competition at the Junior Worlds. — Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks. But its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association helps produce “America’s Day at the Races” on Fox Sports, TVG has partnered with NBC Sports for a dozen hours of coverage each week and the hope is that the fledgling industry can stay afloat and gain more exposure.— Youth sports leagues are bracing for even bigger financial losses with no end in sight for the shutdown of activity because of the outbreak. Communities with sprawling, empty fields and arenas are losing millions of dollars with lucrative tournaments canceled or postponed. Team sports participation dipped after the 2008 recession, so officials wonder what youth sports will look like when kids begin to return to fields and courts. — An online petition addressed to Tokyo Olympic organizers and the city government has drawn tens of thousands of signatures for permission to occupy the massive Athletes Village going up alongside Tokyo Bay. The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the virus outbreak until July 23, 2021.NFL-FALCONS-HILLRB Brian Hill signs fifth-round tender to stay with Falcons Update on the latest sportscenter_img Associated Press Arizona State has announced that Winkles died Friday at age 90 with family and friends by his side.Winkles became the Sun Devils’ first varsity baseball coach in 1959 and led them to national championships in 1965, 1967 and 1969. He went 524-173 at ASU while coaching such players as Reggie Jackson, Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Larry Gura and Gary Gentry. Arizona State retired his No. 1 jersey in 1972 and the field at Packard Stadium was dedicated in his honor in 2001.Winkles later managed the California Angels and Oakland Athletics from 1973-78, compiling a 170-213 record for teams that were either rebuilding or spiraling downward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSChicago Sky’s Dolson tests positive UNDATED (AP) — Stefanie Dolson is the first known Chicago professional athlete known to have contracted COVID-19, and the second from the WNBA.The Chicago Sky center announced the news in a video that aired Friday night during ESPN’s broadcast of the WNBA draft. She said her entire family tested positive, but that only her mother became seriously ill. She says her mother was admitted to the hospital but is back home and healthy again.Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese (wees) is the only other WNBA player to test positive for the virus.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— West Ham chief executive Karren Brady says she believes the timescale for an English Premier League return is no clearer than when the coronavirus lockdown started almost a month ago. Brady feels that complex questions still need to be answered over player training, the presence of police at matches, virus testing, hygiene and medical protocols. The EPL stated after talks with the 20 clubs on Friday that its objective remains to complete the season but added that all dates are tentative while the impact of COVID-19 develops. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar’s race on a simulated Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.Pagenaud took advantage of a frantic final 10 laps to get the victory. Penske drivers Will Power and Scott McLaughlin were racing each other for the lead and a likely victory when they came upon the lapped car of Oliver Askew, causing Power to touch McLaughlin’s car. McLaughlin was livid and actively trying to calm himself on his simulator in Brisbane when he was spun into the wall and out of contention.Pagenaud then raced Power wheel-to-wheel and the cars appeared to touch before Pagenaud took the lead. He still had to hold off Scott Dixon’s last-lap attempt to pass him for the win.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Loggers top Crusaders, advance to H-DNL championship

first_imgOlivia Stone had two goals and the Eureka High girls soccer team overcame a gritty defensive performance by St. Bernard’s for a 4-0 victory in the semifinal round of the Humboldt-Del Norte League tournament, Wednesday night at Albee Stadium.The No. 1 seeded Loggers (15-0) will face the winner of today’s match between No. 3 Arcata and No. 2 Fortuna in the H-DNL championship match on Saturday. St. Bernard’s (14-9-1), now done with H-DNL play, will await the start North Coast Section playoffs …last_img

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Todd Herremans Holds Hoops For Help Event

first_imgPhiladelphia Eagles Offensive Linesman Todd Herremans recently held the first “Hoops for Help” event to benefit his newly founded Todd Herremans Foundation.Todd Herremans at Hoops For HelpCredit/Copyright: Andrew Stabnick – LowTidePhotographyThe foundation, which provides resources for charitable organizations was created by Herremans to effect positive change in the communities of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, as well as his home state of Michigan.The Herremans Foundation has identified key causes and charities that it will fund through galas and events, community fund-raising and donations. Those charities that were selected as beneficiaries are: Habitat For Humanity, autism research, American Cancer Society, No Place for Hate, Cooper Hospital and the McGee Rehab.The inaugural basketball themed event, sponsored in part by Cherry Hill Imports, featured NCAA games, live and silent auction, comedian The Fat Rat Bastard, live auction with Marisa Magnatta, magic by Eagles Jon Dorenbos, music by Tim Williams, and a pop-a-shot challenge with members of the Philadelphia Eagles. Head Coach Chip Kelly, teammates Jason Kelce, Lesean McCoy, Michael Vick, and Brent Celek attended, as well as former teammates AJ Feeley and Brian Westbrook. Others in attendance included Olympic Soccer player Heather Mitts Feeley, boxer Michael Grant, Boxing Champion Bernard Hopkins, NFL players Fred Lee Barnett, Mike Mamula and Albert Young.last_img read more

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Im prepared to take what the system wants to throw at me

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsFor the third straight day, 17 Labrador land protectors, many of them Inuit, Innu or Southern Inuit, sat and listened to the evidence against them in a week long trial.All 17 are facing charges of ignoring a court injunction to stay away from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project site located about 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and for entering and occupying parts of the site two years ago.The charges are civil and have been brought against them by Nalcor Energy, a crown agency of the Newfoundland and Labrador government in charge of getting the dam built.The people on trial say they are protecting their land, water and traditional foods for themselves and future [email protected]@angelharksenlast_img

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Simeone expects a difficult battle

first_imgDiego Simeone insisted that he is still learning as a coach and he believes that his abilities will be examined once again as his Atletico Madrid will face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Europa League semifinals.The Argentinian coach admitted that it is going to be a really tough battle and Arsenal are a very strong team, especially at home and the chances between these two very strong sides are basically 50/50.The former midfielder spoke about his side’s chances as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“With their history, they are a very strong rival.”“They have a very important coach who is very capable with plenty of experience and quality footballers.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We know English football and at home, they are very strong. It is a 50-50.”“Jan is the best goalkeeper in the world and I hope he continues with us.”“He has a contract with us and I hope he remains happy and continues growing as he is today.”“All the teams that end up winning have great goalkeepers. I’ve never seen a champion team with a bad goalkeeper.”last_img read more

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Preview AS Roma vs Liverpool

first_imgAS Roma will host Liverpool for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with the aim of overturning their 5-2 deficit by reproducing their magnificent comeback against Barcelona – can they cause another upset?The Giallorossi were the stronger of the two sides for the opening 20 minutes of the first leg at Anfield, before being undone by some thrilling attacking football from Liverpool with the hosts taking a 5-0 lead.However, Roma did secure two surprise late away goals to give the Italian side a welcome boost ahead of the return leg at their Stadio Olimpico.Manager Eusebio Di Francesco will call back Kostas Manolas, Cengiz Ünder, Kevin Strootman and Alessandro Florenzi to the starting line-up after resting them over the weekend.The Italian coach is likely to revert to a back four tonight as Liverpool took full advantage of exploiting their high line in the first leg.Diego Perotti is expected to return to the Serie A side, although Di Francesco will have to make do without Rick Karsdorp and Gregoire Defrel.Meanwhile, Liverpool is the clear favourite to progress and make their first Champions League final appearance since 2007 with the Reds having already proved against Manchester City in the previous round that they are capable of winning on the away trips as well.After building up a 5-0 lead, Liverpool was left frustrated by conceding two late goals against Roma and will surely be on guard for any possible comeback by the Italian side.Head coach Jurgen Klopp is expected to restore his usual starting line-up for the return leg with the German having opted to rest some of his key players in Liverpool’s goalless draw against Stoke City on Saturday.Despite previous concerns over their availability, both captain Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will be at Rome. Although, Joe Gomez is out.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain confirmed last week that his season is over, while Sadio Mane has recovered from his injury and has been included in the Liverpool squad with Adam Lallana expected to make the bench.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…One worrying statistic for Roma is that Liverpool is undefeated in their previous 15 matches in the Champions League and that in eight of their past nine games they have found the back of the net at least twice. Probable line-upsAS Roma4-3-3Alisson, Kolarov, Manolas, Fazio, Florenzi, Nainggolan, Rossi, Strootman, Perotti, Dzeko, UnderLiverpool4-3-3Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane (Data obtained by WhoScored)last_img read more

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