USS Elrod Takes Over Escort Duties of Libyan Seized Tanker

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Elrod Takes Over Escort Duties of Libyan Seized Tanker USS Elrod Takes Over Escort Duties of Libyan Seized Tanker View post tag: of USS ELROD AT SEAThe U.S. Navy’s USS Elrod relieved the USS Stout of its escort duties for the Morning Glory tanker ship on March 19, Army Col. Steven Warren, a Defense Department spokesman, told Pentagon reporters on Friday. View post tag: Elrod March 24, 2014 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Duties View post tag: takes View post tag: Seized View post tag: Libyan View post tag: Naval View post tag: over The Navy initially took control of the commercial tanker in international waters by request of the governments of Libya and Cyprus following its seizure earlier this month by three armed Libyans.The Morning Glory, according to a DOD statement, is carrying cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company, and was illicitly obtained from the Libyan port of As-Sidra.Warren said 34 sailors from the USS Elrod are aboard the Morning Glory and all USS Stout personnel have departed the ship.“We’re going to hand over the Morning Glory to Libyan naval authorities within the next day or two in international waters just outside of the territorial water line,” he said.Everything will be turned over to the government of Libya, Warren noted, including the three Libyans, the entire 21-member organic crew of the Morning Glory, the ship and all of its contents.The change of escorts was for administrative reasons, Warren said. The USS Stout is assigned to the U.S. European Command area of operations, while the USS Elrod has the U.S. Africa Command area of operations.The USS Elrod, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is homeported in Norfolk, Va., and deployed Jan. 14 to the 6th Fleet area of operations.[mappress]Press Release, March 24, 2014, Image: US Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy View post tag: ESCORT View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Tanker Share this articlelast_img read more

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Nine Queensland women win awards for excellence in building

first_imgROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron won the 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award.IN WHAT is still a male dominated industry, nine women were recently honoured for their leadership skills.The Housing Industry Australia (HIA) “Recognition of Women in Building & Construction Awards” were recently held in Brisbane. HIA acting executive director Michael Roberts said HIA was keen to demonstrate that women were operating in leadership roles in what was still a very male dominated industry.“The industry must do everything it can to encourage women into the industry at all levels, to ensure that there is an adequate supply of skills to meet the future demand for housing in the State,” Mr Roberts said.“Queensland simply cannot afford to ignore the contribution that half of the population can make to the ongoing health of the industry and its contribution to the community.”ROCKCOTE co-owner and director Christine Cameron took out the coveted 2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the Industry award for her contribution to the company’s success.Ms Cameron received the award from Minister for Public Works and Housing Minister for Sport the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP.Ms Cameron helped propel who husband Bob’s company from a two-man backyard operation to an international business success story. Plantation Homes residential construction supervisor Emily Smith took out the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award, just getting in ahead of fellow finalists Helen Yost and Claire Green. Emily Smith won the 2017 HIA Professional Tradeswoman award.At the age of 15 Ms Smith was told by her school guidance counsellor that she couldn’t be a carpenter because she was female.Not to be deterred, she achieved a school based apprenticeship and completed her apprenticeship with Plantation Homes.Two years ago Ms Smith became the company’s first female Construction Supervisor.A third year cabinet-maker apprentice also took out a HIA award, Teehana Maloney is the winner of the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.Following a personal loss when she was 17 years old, Ms Maloney made the brave decision to move from Innisfail to Brisbane, to follow her dream to be a cabinet-maker. Teehana Maloney won the 2017 Stylemaster Homes Bursary.She quickly found an apprenticeship and is now in her third year, displaying maturity and ability beyond her years.The Awards are in their third year, with the HIA saying the response and calibre of nominations received from across the industry had been remarkable.Award winners:2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in the IndustryWinner: Christine Cameron, co-owner and director of ROCKCOTEMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago2017 HIA Professional Woman of the YearAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Leesa Gill — CFO, TFH Group & Director, Illuminated Industries PL2017 HIA Professional TradeswomanAwards partner: Construction Skills QueenslandWinner: Emily Smith — Residential Construction Supervisor for Plantation Homes Qld2017 Stylemaster Homes BursaryBursary recipient: Teehana Maloney — 3rd year cabinet-maker Apprentice of East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Exceptional Young Woman in IndustryAwards partner: Queensland Building Construction CommissionWinner: Helen Yost — licenced plumber, nominee supervisor and General Manager for Tradettes Plumbing2017 HIA Professional Business WomanAwards partner: Stoddart GroupWinner: Leesa Gill — Chief Financial Officer TFH Group of Companies & Director of Illuminated Industries2017 HIA Professional ServicesAward partner: BlueScopeWinner: Elizabeth Anderson — Director and architect for Hayes, Anderson, Lynch Architects2017 HIA Business Development ProfessionalAward partner: BUSSQWinner: Heather Russell — Program manager for East Coast Apprenticeships2017 HIA Outstanding Achievement in Manufacturing and SupplyAward partner: HIA Insurance ServicesWinner: Sonja Pressler-McHugh, business owner of McHugh Steel.last_img read more

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Jarvis hoping Hammers can kick on

first_imgMatt Jarvis hopes a second successive win at White Hart Lane can provide the impetus for West Ham to improve results in their battle for Barclays Premier League survival. The Hammers beat Tottenham 3-0 in October for their first White Hart Lane win in 14 years, but had won just two of 10 matches prior to Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup quarter-final success. Jarvis, with his second goal of the season, cancelled out Emmanuel Adebayor’s opener with 10 minutes remaining before Modibo Maiga headed in the winner to secure a 2-1 victory and set up a semi-final against Manchester City. Press Association “It was a fantastic result for us,” Jarvis said on West Ham TV. “This could be a massive springboard for us and it’s just what we needed. “It was a win and a good performance, and hopefully we can take it into the weekend now. “I’ll be looking to kick on from this, too. I was really pleased to get on the scoresheet.” The two-legged tie with City takes place in January, but of more immediate concern is the Premier League and Saturday’s match at Manchester United. West Ham are 17th in the table and the other four clubs in the bottom five have changed their manager. Sam Allardyce took comfort from the League Cup win at Spurs, but knows his side must do what they failed to do after the Premier League victory at White Hart Lane and carry the momentum forward into a festive programme which includes meetings with United, Arsenal, West Brom and Fulham. “It’s a relief,” Allardyce told West Ham TV. “For me, the challenge is to get the players to kick on from this. “When we beat them last time, I thought we’d go on a run of results and pick up more points than we have done. “I don’t know where we’ll go from here but it’s just a fantastic result and the lads are absolutely delighted.” Allardyce made seven changes to his starting line-up following the goalless draw with Sunderland and praised his squad. “The squad is struggling for numbers at the moment, but what a fantastic performance from those who took part,” the manager added. “The players that have stepped in like Matt Taylor, Alou Diarra and Jack Collison, and Adrian in goal have done a fantastic job with the rest of the team. “You have got to play to your best to give the fans something to cheer about and we have sent them home extremely happy, having beaten the old enemy again, twice on the trot. “It’s just a delight for them and, in the end, a delight for us as players and staff.” Jarvis’ goal came following goalkeeper Adrian’s long kick down-field, Maiga’s flick on and a lay-off from Taylor. The winger said: “All that was going through my mind when I saw Matt Taylor laying it off was to get on the end of it and hit the target. “I did that and I’m absolutely delighted that it went in, especially in front of the West Ham fans. “That’s what it’s all about, scoring goals, and to do it in front of your own fans is a fantastic experience and let’s hope we can get a few more.” The 27-year-old praised match-winner Maiga, who netted his first goal in a year to seal victory. “He took his goal really well and I’m delighted for him,” Jarvis added. “It’s all about confidence and hopefully his first goal of the season will push him on now.” Maiga’s most recent prior goal was on December 1, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Chelsea. The Mali striker was relieved to finally break the barren run. He told West Ham TV: “I’ve had quite a few chances in the last three or four games and particularly with my head. It has really annoyed me, because in France I was known for my ability in the air. “It’s not happened for me until now, but I’ve got my rewards in the Spurs game. I’m absolutely delighted, it’s a huge reward for me and I hope it’s going to continue that way.” last_img read more

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Messi, Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi scored twice, including Barcelona’s 6,000th goal in La Liga, as they beat Alaves 3-0 © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Aug 19 – Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.Wearing the captain’s armband following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japan, Messi stepped up to send a cheeky second-half free-kick under the jumping wall and into the net for the opener, and Barca’s 6,000th La Liga goal. Coutinho, who had come off the bench, lashed in the second goal before Messi added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time, with the clock having ticked past midnight in Catalonia.While they took their time to get going, it was an ideal opening result for Ernesto Valverde’s side, who are hoping to once again see off the challenges of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the battle for the title.While Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real for Juventus, Messi remains as the figurehead at Barcelona and he won his 33rd trophy with the club in the Spanish Super Cup victory over Sevilla last weekend.The 31-year-old will be aiming to put behind him the desperate disappointment that was Argentina’s World Cup campaign, and he was unlucky not to get a hat-trick here.Messi saw a free-kick crash back off the bar late in the first half after going over the wall, so when he was handed another chance from a similar position in the 64th minute, he changed tack.This time, 22 yards out, he surprised the jumping Alaves defenders by going underneath and giving Fernando Pacheco in goal no chance. He then sent another curling effort off the post soon after.Coutinho started the match on the bench alongside summer signings Arthur, Malcom, Clement Lenglet and Arturo Vidal. However, he was sent on at the start of the second half and his goal seven minutes from the end effectively killed the game.The Brazilian had just squandered one chance after being played in by Messi when he picked up a pass from compatriot Arthur before lashing in, ensuring victory on the opening weekend for Barca for the 10th consecutive season.Messi, the top scorer in La Liga last season, then controlled a ball into the box on his chest before slotting in his second and his team’s third in stoppage time.After the departures of Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, Real play their first league game under new coach Julen Lopetegui on Sunday night when they entertain near neighbours Getafe.Last season’s runners-up Atletico, fresh from beating Real 4-2 after extra time in the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn in midweek, start at Valencia on Monday.– Cazorla back –Elsewhere on Saturday, former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla played his first competitive game in almost two years following a nightmare time with injuries.The 77-times capped Spanish international, who is now 33, suffered a serious Achilles injury playing for Arsenal in the Champions League in October 2016.After eight operations, the little attacking midfielder suffered a serious infection in the tendon that almost led to an amputation.But he fought back and recently returned to Villarreal, seven years after his departure for Malaga.Cazorla started in Villarreal’s season-opener at home to Real Sociedad, as his side took a first-half lead through Gerard Moreno.However, the visitors fought back to win 2-1 with goals from Willian Jose and Juanmi, giving the Basque club’s new coach Asier Garitano the perfect start.The other winners so far on the opening weekend are Levante, who triumphed 3-0 at Betis on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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