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USA: Navy to Christen Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Navy to Christen Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage Industry news USA: Navy to Christen Newest Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage May 12, 2011 View post tag: ship View post tag: Anchorage View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Dock View post tag: newest The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Anchorage, Saturday, May 14, 2011, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Avondale Shipyard in Avondale, La.Anchorage is named in honor of the largest city in Alaska.Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work will deliver the ceremony’s principal address.  Annette Conway, wife of former Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway, is the ship’s sponsor, and in accordance with Navy tradition, will break a bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen the ship.Designated LPD 23, Anchorage is the seventh amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio class.  As an element of future expeditionary strike groups, the ship will support Marine Corps ship-to-shore mobility, which consists of the landing craft air cushion vehicle, amphibious assault vehicles and the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.  Anchorage will provide improved warfighting capabilities, including an advanced command-and-control suite, increased lift-capability in vehicle and cargo-carrying capacity and advanced ship-survivability features.  The ship is capable of embarking a landing force of up to 800 Marines.One previous ship carried the name Anchorage.  The first USS Anchorage (LSD-36) was commissioned in 1969, earning the Meritorious Unit Commendation and six battle stars for Vietnam service, receiving the Navy Unit Citation and the South West Asia Service Medal (2 stars) for Operation Desert Storm and supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  When decommissioned in 2003, the first USS Anchorage was the most decorated dock landing ship on the West Coast.Cmdr. Brian J. Quin is the prospective commanding officer and will lead a crew of 360 officers and enlisted Navy personnel and three Marines.  The 24,900-ton Anchorage is being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries – Avondale Shipyard in Louisiana.  The ship is 684 feet in length, has an overall beam of 105 feet, and a navigational draft of 23 feet.  Four turbo-charged diesels power the ship to sustained speeds of 22 knots.[mappress]Source: defense, May 12, 2011; View post tag: Transport View post tag: usa View post tag: Christenlast_img read more


May 4, 2021 0

LaVar Ball says Suns are ‘the best fit’ for Lonzo if he’s traded

first_imgLaVar Ball tells ESPN that if Lonzo Ball is traded, he wants his son to go to Phoenix: “We want to be in LA. But if he’s traded, I don’t want Lonzo in New Orleans. Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence.”— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 4, 2019Ball is currently out with an ankle sprain, but has been linked in trade rumors as of late. Los Angeles is targeting Anthony Davis and has reportedly offered multiple young players, like Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and others, in deals to acquire the star center.Ball is averaging 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 2018-19.  Related News The Lakers are 27-26 and sit outside the playoff picture. They will face the Pacers on Tuesday in Indiana. Lonzo Ball’s father has a preference for where his son should go if he’s traded.LaVar Ball recently told ESPN that “Phoenix is the best fit” for the Lakers guard.center_img NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Pelicans reportedly moving closer to Anthony Davis deallast_img read more


August 26, 2020 0

BH Representatives in Sitting Volleyball talk after Silver Medal at the World Cup

first_imgThe National team of BiH in sitting volleyball returned from the recent World Cup in the Netherlands with silver medal.It is interesting that this is their 22nd consecutive medal in large competitions, and all of them from selector Mirza Hrustemovic to captain Sabahudin Delalic noted that it was never harder to achieve a medal, but it is their favourite one.“We were in a great problem after they pushed us into a group with Egypt and we had difficult time later on. I had many matches, a numerous gold medals, but this quarterfinals with Russia carries 20 to 30 years of the future of sitting volleyball in BiH. I cannot even think about what would happen if we lost. If we went home then, that would be literally departure of the sitting volleyball in BiH,” noted Hrustemovic.Besides the silver medal, BH national team also secured placement at the Paralympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo in 2020. Captain of BH team, Sabahudin Delalic, noted this as very important for the future of the sitting volleyball in BiH.“This is maybe even the most important achievement for us so far. We knew what was waiting for us in the group competition with Egypt, then we played with Russia, which defeated us two times in the past year. But we fought back and went to semi-finals with Brazil. We had four players from the initial team of 1998 and won silver medal. Iran changed three generations in that period and that is why we are very happy to win this medal. I have to say that I did not expect to pass in the match with Russia and I would like to thank all the players on their great effort and struggle in that match. We could not do much in the match with Iran and a 2.46 meters tall giant because we were already very exhausted from the quarterfinals and semi-finals,” said Delalic.The National team of BiH in sitting volleyball is BH team with the highest number of achieved medals. Their series of success started at the European Championship in 1997, where they won a bronze medal. Since then, BH National team in sitting volleyball won a medal at every large competition.Their collection includes nine gold and two bronze medals from European championships, three gold, two silver and one bronze medals from the world championships and two gold and three silver medals from Paralympic Games.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more


August 16, 2020 0

‘Sign Carrick and Defoe!’ – Spurs need experience to realise title dreams

first_img 1 Clive Allen insists Tottenham have NOT ‘bottled it’ in the Premier League title race this season, telling talkSPORT the campaign has already been a success.Spurs’ hopes of catching leaders Chelsea were dealt a big blow on Friday as they were beaten 1-0 by West Ham at the London Stadium.The result means the Blues only need two more wins from their four remaining games to wrap up the title.Losing to the Hammers seemed such a ‘Spursy’ thing to do, with many rival fans jeering the north Londoners for blowing their chances of silverware once again.Allen, however, says the title race was never theirs to lose, insisting their proving to be one of the top flight’s most entertaining teams and their sealing of a place in next season’s Champions League is reason enough to hail a successful season for Spurs.“They’ve had an extraordinary run of wins which to achieve in the Premier League was quite incredible,” the former striker told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“They had a more difficult run-in than Chelsea, they’ve had an almost perfect home record, unbeaten all season with just one game to come against Manchester United.“There is very little more they could have done to really end up as winners, they’ve gone so close, but the season will be deemed a success – they’ve earned qualification to the Champions League.” Despite impressing over the past two seasons, there is little doubt there is still some work to be done until Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful team are the finished article.Allen believes Tottenham need more experience in their squad and has told talkSPORT the return of two former Spurs star would not only give them that, but also bolster it in key places – most crucially a back-up to top striker Harry Kane.Asked what he believes needs adding to Pochettino’s squad, Allen said: “It has to be an experienced old-head.“I know it’s not something the chairman will want to do, to spend money where the potential returns would be very little.“It was something I felt needed adding last season, but it didn’t happen. They’ve stuck with this young group and they have done very well, but I just felt at times they needed some guidance, they needed a leader to get them over the line.“Ironically for me it would be someone like Michael Carrick… he’s been through everything – has had some tough times at Manchester United but won things there. He’s a real solid professional who I think could be a massive influence on the group.“There also needs to be more strength in depth and Jermain Defoe would be another fantastic addition.“At this stage in his career he knows he won’t play every game, but he’s in great shape and he has a fantastic attitude and I certainly wouldn’t deny that he would be a great addition to the squad.”last_img read more


December 27, 2019 0

Free Film Commission List for Film and Video Productions

first_imgGet some local help on your next production with this free film commission list.Film commissions can be an incredibly valuable resource for filmmakers trying to find important information about their next shooting location. If you’re not already familiar, a film commission is a quasi-governmental organization that serves as a liaison between filmmakers and the community. Film commissions can help filmmakers in a number of different ways, including:Finding crewFinding locationsHousingEquipment discountsPermits and releasesIn short, film commissions can save you a ton of time in the pre-production process. So if you’re looking to shoot in a new location, you should definitely call the local film commission in the early stages of pre-production.Film commissions come in a variety of sizes depending on your location. For example, in Texas there is a State Film Commission and a Dallas Film Commission. Depending on the size and scale of your production, you will need to contact the appropriate office. To help you along your filmmaking journey, we’ve compiled the contact information for the film commissions of all 50 states and Washington D.C.Film commissions aren’t just limited to helping out those interested in shooting a feature film. A film commission is also a fantastic resource for VFX work, short films, commercial shoots, and documentary production. A lot of times a film commission will have a public job board with filmmaking jobs in their area of coverage.A film commission can also be a good resource to use after production, as most film commissions have an active role in hosting film festivals and conferences. If your film paints their state in a good light, they might even give you a grant to shoot!Using the Free Film Commission ListThis form is meant to be saved and used for future reference. On the form, you will find the phone numbers, mailing addresses, and websites of the film commissions from all 50 states. The information is accurate as of spring of 2015.DOWNLOAD FREE FILM COMMISSION LISTWant to learn more about working with film commissions? Check out a few of the following resources:Film Commission Locations – AFCIHow to Work with a Commission – AFCIFilm Commissions – Directors Guild of AmericaHave any experience working with Film Commissions? Tell us everything you know in the comments below.last_img read more


December 12, 2019 0

Wednesday Group, Dreamchaser rule inaugural PBS

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Organizer Destine Javelona said the league resumes on Oct. 14. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Makati-based teams Wednesday Group and Dreamchaser Basketball hacked out thrilling victories on Saturday to rule their respective divisions in the inaugural Premium Basketball Showcase held at Kerry Sports at Shangri-La at the Fort.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Shooting guard Roy Cayanan scattered 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Wednesday overcame Goto Pilipinas, 79-77, to claim the Spartan division crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutForward Jake Diwa and burly center JR Casulla also shone for Wednesday, which stunned R. Lapids, 74-73, in the semifinals of the division limited to recreational players.Earlier, center JM Agustin took charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Dreamchaser to a 66-62 triumph over erstwhile unbeaten Compadres-Wilmer in the 18-Under finals of the tournament backed by PMT Clothing, Basketball TV and Nike Park.last_img read more


November 30, 2019 0

Rain plays spoilsport in SL vs Aus World Cup tie

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November 28, 2019 0

Ohio State mens volleyball unable to build off first set win falls

Redshirt-junior setter Peter Heinen (8) sets the ball to redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous (4) during a match against Ball State Feb. 26 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterA five-game homestand ended on a sour note for the Ohio State Buckeyes.After sweeping a pair of matches against Grand Canyon over the weekend, OSU could not keep the momentum going, losing to No. 14 Ball State 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) Wednesday at St. John Arena.The loss puts the Buckeyes back at .500 for the season at 7-7, with a 4-3 record in the Men’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Association conference.OSU started strong, taking the match early with a score of 25-20 in the first set.“We started off strong and looked good and promising from there, I don’t know if we get complacent but we definitely allowed them some life and let them get back into the match,” junior outside hitter Michael Henchy said.Coach Pete Hanson said the team is going to take a look at its game as a whole as it prepares for its next match, next Wednesday at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.“We have to keep working on all phases of the game, we don’t have one phase that is consistent in what we need to have happen. We will continue to work on our offense and defense, I think we need some overall improvements, we have been working hard, we just need to stay at it and get better,” Hanson said.The Buckeye offense came off strong in the beginning, but started lacking when the Cardinals turned it up defensively, Hanson said.“Early on, it was our offense that was on,” he said. “Ball State is a team that blocks well and our offense started to get pretty predictable which prevented us from gaining those points.”Three Buckeyes led the team with double digit kills. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson had tallied a career-high 16, while redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous and Henchy contributed 12 kills each.Johnson said the team needs to work on its unity.“We need to have a stronger team, instead of strong individuals. Tonight, there was too many holes in our core group of guys,” Johnson said.Match time between the Buckeyes and IPFW is set for 7 p.m. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Ohio State searching for 1st win against top15 team under Urban Meyer

Coach Urban Meyer huddles with members of the Ohio State football team prior to a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternIn Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s three seasons in Columbus, the team has achieved 31 victories — not one of which came against a team ranked inside the top 15.If OSU (7-1, 4-0) wants to achieve that first “signature” victory, its best — and possibly only — shot this year is set to come on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., when it takes on No. 7 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0).“I think (the players) know that already … this is a game to get the respect that Ohio State deserves and has had in the past,” Meyer said Monday. “You have to go compete and win this game and it’s going to be a task. But that’s real.”The Spartans are currently the only top-25 team sitting on OSU’s schedule.Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said he understands the importance of grabbing that signature victory when it comes to regaining national respect and improving OSU’s postseason résumé.“I think people for the past three years have said that we have just beaten up on teams (that) aren’t good or whatever they say, and that when it comes down to it, we can’t win a big game,” Bennett said Monday.“I just think that’s the hype around Ohio State, is that we don’t win big games, but it’s important to win this game because they’re a great opponent, and if you want postseason dreams, you’ve got to keep winning.”OSU had a chance to shake that stigma last season against the then-No. 10 Spartans in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game. However, the Buckeyes were unable to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead, as MSU took them down to win the Big Ten title, 34-24.The Buckeyes then had a second chance to topple a top-15 team in the Orange Bowl, when they took on then-No. 12 Clemson. Again, however, the Buckeyes let a fourth quarter lead slip away as they fell, 40-35.“I think we’re lacking one (a signature win) a little bit, and that win (against Michigan State) would mean a lot,” junior linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday. “It would be great for our goal. Since I’ve been here, we haven’t won a Big Ten Championship and I know that we’d like to do that, so to be able to go up there and win would obviously do a lot for that.”The highest-ranked team that OSU has defeated with Meyer at the helm was then-No. 16 Northwestern last season. The best ranking a team that OSU defeated has ranked at the end of the season under Meyer was No. 24 after the Buckeyes beat then-No.20 Michigan two seasons ago and the Wolverines fell for spots in the poll to end the season.However, tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton said he does not believe that OSU will be intimidated by the tough opponent.“The thing is, when you come to Ohio State University, is there any reason you don’t want to play in these kind of games?” Hinton asked. “You sign up for this. And this is what it’s all about. National TV, prime time and all that kind of stuff and getting an opportunity to play a great opponent and a Big Ten opponent and all those things are exactly why you signed up to come to Ohio State.”Bennett said that being the underdog against a top-10 team is something that his teammates aren’t shying away from.“I think we like it,” Bennett said. “This team is interesting to me because for the first time since I’ve been here, except for maybe my sophomore year, guys have really relished being looked at as overrated, or whatever it is. We’re here to prove something, we’re here to show that we’re a complete team, and it doesn’t really matter where people rank us.”Perry agreed that being the lower-ranked team on the road could actually end up helping with the team’s focus and intensity.“It feels good to be an underdog sometimes, because then a lot of people are looking at you and trying to see what you can do in that scenario,” Perry said. “A lot of the training we do here, you’re in a scenario where you either go or you don’t, so this is going to be a good one for us.”Bennett said the team’s motivating factor in beating its top-10 opponent is not shaking the national perception of the team, but rather winning each game as it comes.“It’s not about making sure everybody loves us in the country or respects us in the country, it’s about winning games and making sure that we have a chance to go where we want to go in the postseason,” Bennett said. “This game is just important for that because it’s the next game, and we have to win because they’re a good opponent.”OSU’s game against Michigan State is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Liverpool agree to sign Roma star Alisson

first_imgLiverpool have ‘overall agreed’ a deal to sign Roma star having been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper this summer as Brazilian ace Alisson Becker has been high on their top priority target.The 25-year-old stopper have also been linked heavily with Real Madrid and reports have claimed this week that they are leading the race to sign him too, according to Daily Star.But now Italian outlet TMW says Liverpool are not giving up on his signature and they claim that Alisson ‘has overall agreed” a move’ to Anfield and the Reds are ‘working harder and harder’ to get their deal done.Speculations also suggest Jurgen Klopp’s side are in talks with Roma over a £57m transfer this summer as TMW add that Alisson is likely to wait until after the World Cup before he makes his final decision on his future.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…While Liverpool, Real and Paris St-Germain are interested, the keeper could opt to stay put at Roma.Alisson looks set to start as Brazil kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday. They then take on Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.Alisson recently spoke out about the rumours surrounding his future and expressed his desire to get everything sorted before Brazil’s World Cup gets underway.last_img read more


September 18, 2019 0