VIDEO: Moving HMS Queen Elizabeth

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Moving HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: europe Authorities VIDEO: Moving HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Moving Share this article View post tag: Navy UK’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth was recently moved out of dry dock to a neighbouring jetty where she will be completed over the next two years.Below is a video of the float up and move of the vessel:A small fleet of tugs was used to transport the ship from the dock where she was constructed at Rosyth.The operation of moving the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier took three hours to complete.HMS Queen Elizabeth will now be outfitted and prepared for sea trials in 2016.The vessel is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy and capable of carrying up to forty aircraft. She was named by Queen Elizabeth II on 4 July 2014 and is scheduled to commission in early 2017, with initial operational capability from 2020.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 23, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Video July 23, 2014last_img read more

Indian Premier League Moeen Ali disappointed at leaving IPL 2019 after Royal Challengers Bangalore stage resurgence

first_imgThe five-match ODI series against Pakistan will begin on May 8.Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently at the bottom of the table.Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the IPL 2019 playoffs. highlights Royal Challengers Bangalore still have a slim chance of reaching the playoffs in the Indian Premier League and will have to win the remaining games and hope other results go their way if they have to reach the top four in the IPL 2019 points table. With Chennai Super Kings qualifying for the playoffs after a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, the fight for the remaining three spots has intensified.When asked as to what has changed for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last four games, Moeen said the presence of Dale Steyn and his ability to take wickets in the powerplay has proven to be a vital factor. “Dale has been a huge impact. We did not take wickets in the powerplays. If you take four wickets in powerplays, most of the time you win matches. He has been a class act. The way he swings the ball is a brave thing to do. Probably that has been the missing factor, which cost us games,” Moeen said.A win for Royal Challengers Bangalore will keep them in the hunt for the playoffs while a loss could end their chances of reaching the last four. However, England will play Pakistan for five ODIs starting from May 8 and it will finish on May 19. Before the ODI series, they will play one Twenty20 International. New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore were staring down the barrel with six consecutive losses. However, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali have all chipped in and ensured Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the next three out of four games. Kohli’s century against Kolkata Knight Riders was well-backed up by Moeen’s blazing 66 while he also chipped in with a crucial cameo against Chennai Super Kings. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s next game against Kings XI Punjab will be the last for Moeen as he leaves the IPL in order to prepare for the upcoming ODI series against England, which will be the last tournament before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.“It’s not ideal. I think it’s worse when there are three games to go. If there were 6, 7 games, it was a little more understandable. And knowing that there could be a chance of going through if we win all our games, then you miss out on a potential semifinal and stuff, but I will definitely keep an eye out and see how they are going, hoping that we are winning all our games,” Moeen said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Jeremiah Bonsu was doubted at every level before becoming a player at Dayton

first_img Published on March 7, 2017 at 11:04 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 UPDATED: March 8, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.A New Jersey Nets-Los Angeles Lakers game filled the television screen inside a Newark, New Jersey, home. As Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd exchanged baskets on the court, a young boy frantically scribbled down each player’s statistics in a small notebook.Unlike most grade-schoolers, Jeremiah Bonsu did not watch the game with his family. Instead, he sat alone in his basement to watch the game he loved.“Sports are highly competitive and not too many immigrants have been recognized in athletics,” George Adusei-Bonsu, his father, said. “So we didn’t want him to go that way. But we couldn’t stop him.”Raised by two immigrants from Ghana, Bonsu’s love for basketball was often misunderstood. His parents didn’t believe in the American views of sports. School came first, basketball second. But 15 years after the Nets game and despite his parents’ disapproval, Bonsu still plays basketball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis career started at Pickerington North (Ohio) High School, where he spent three years as a manager and one season as a varsity player. At Dayton he spent half a season as the team manager before earning his spot as a walk-on.Next to his name in the Dayton record books appears his only stat, two games played for Bonsu. the stats don’t tell his story, his journey does. Although he was doubted at every level, Bonsu’s love for basketball never wavered. Now, the player who registered only one point in high school basketball is finishing his third season at Dayton.“I always told myself that if I run out of time in high school or college,” Bonsu said, “I won’t be disappointed as long as I give 100 percent effort.”Pickerington rejected Bonsu three years in a row. The decision came down to a press-break drill. Bonsu missed an open 3-pointer in the drill while the last player to make the team sank the shot. Even though coaches did not add Bonsu to the roster, he remained a part of the program as a manager.He spent practices doling out waters and taking down statistics. Bonsu still found time for himself, spending the last hour shooting free throws. With no hoop of his own, Bonsu spent his time after practice shooting on a neighbor’s hoop. He began asking each time he used it. After weeks of consistent use, the neighbor kindly told him the courtesy was unnecessary, the hoop was his to use whenever needed. With no coaches to instruct him over the summer, Bonsu committed himself to a 20-minute Steve Nash skills video he found on YouTube each morning.Despite all of the work Bonsu put in, he was still cut three times. His frustration led to two meetings with a guidance counselor and his parents, and a hole in the wall that he punched in. But pushed by the rest of the team, he stayed with basketball. He joined the squad in his final year at Pickerington North and swished a lone free throw on his senior night for the only point of his career.In his first semester at Dayton, Bonsu spent most his time at the recreation center. While other students entered the gym for an escape from their academic responsibilities, Bonsu entered the gym to work. A few elbow and an active mouth prompted several altercations between Bonsu and opponents.“Whether it’s pick-up, one-on-one, whatever it is,” Bonsu said. “To me, it’s the most important thing at that moment.”Bonsu captured an intramural title in his freshman year at Dayton, an honor his teammates cherished. But Bonsu wanted more. He wanted a challenge. That’s when he met current teammate Joey Gruden.The two became inseparable at the gym. What started as simple one-on-one games led to 6 a.m. workouts. The duo didn’t lose a single game together the spring of their freshman year. At one point, they beat two Dayton walk-ons and knew that they were ready to try out themselves.“We fed off each other’s competiveness,” Gruden said. “I didn’t want him to outwork me and he didn’t want me to outwork him. We pushed each other to be better.”In the fall of 2014, Gruden made the Flyers team as a walk-on, Bonsu did not. Similar to his high school days, his shooting and dribbling were not up to par. As a manager, Bonsu brought his shoes to practice every day. He joined practice as a dummy-defender and listened in when the coaches gave pointers. Following practice, the then manager stayed for hours to practice what the players learned that day.After a few months of taking stats and shooting off feeds from a shooting machine, Bonsu got his chance. Several scholarship athletes were forced to leave for academic reasons and off-the-field issues. The team needed help.“I tried to make sure I was at every single event,” Bonsu said. “So, if they ever did need a walk-on, they would be like ‘Oh yea we know this kid.’”Initially Bonsu thought Bill Comar, the director of basketball operations, was approaching him about a mistake made a few nights before. Comar and the other managers had failed to sufficiently prepare for the visiting team in the prior home game. But Comar didn’t care about that. Instead, he offered Bonsu a position as a walk-on.A casual “yes” masked the excitement Bonsu felt.As a member of the team, Bonsu’s competitive edge remains his finest attribute. The senior walk-on has one of the loudest voices at practice. Whether he’s mimicking the shooter of that week’s Atlantic 10 opponent or challenging Gruden to one-on-one after practice, Bonsu’s mouth is constantly running. He’s even gone one-on-one with team captain Kyle Davis.“That’s part of who is and part of his relationship with the players,” said Dayton assistant coach Allen Griffin. “Then you have guys going out there that want to stop him and almost embarrass him.”In his lone minute of playing time this season Bonsu had a chance to score. Just like in the recreation center, Gruden drove down the lane. As defenders swarmed, the ball kicked out to Bonsu. But instead of taking the shot he’s practiced so many times, he passed. The nerves took over Bonsu in that moment, something he still regrets today.Bonsu might never get back on the court for Dayton. But the fact that he was even on the team was more than what nearly everybody expected.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, the reasons why athletes were forced to leave the Flyers were misstated. Several scholarship athletes were forced to leave for academic reasons and off-the-field issues. The Daily Orange regrets this error.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Bill Comar was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

County titles up for grabs on Super Sunday of action

first_imgIn the senior football semi-finals holders Clonmel Commercials put their title on the line against Loughmore-Castleiney in Boherlahan at 3.00pm.Today’s other last four tie between last year’s beaten finalists Moyle Rovers and Kilsheelan-Kilcash takes place in Cahir at 2.30pmThurles Sarsfields and Newport clash in the Tipperary Water Intermediate Hurling Championship Final in Dundrum at 2.30pm. The first of the day’s big games is at Leahy Park, Cashel, at 1 o’clock – the Tipperary Water Intermediate Football Championship FInal between Fethard and Golden-Kilfeacle.We’ll have regular on-air and social media updates from all four matches.Tipp FM’s Super Sunday of Sports is brought to you by Daly Fishshops Thurles and Nenagh. Award-winning fish daily.last_img read more

Wales’ Green Building Standards Lead the Way in U.K.

first_imgStrict requirements for energy efficiency, water consumption, and use of sustainable materials will take effect September 1Last week, Wales became the first country in the United Kingdom to set a national standard for sustainable buildings.The new standard, established by the Welsh Assembly Government (that country’s executive branch of government), will require residential and commercial builders to meet stricter requirements for carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water consumption, and use of sustainable materials in new buildings proposed for construction in Wales beginning September 1.The Assembly Government says that the new policy, announced by Environment, Sustainability and Housing Minister Jane Davidson, mandates energy efficiency measures for new-home construction that are designed to cut the homes’ carbon emissions by 31% compared to comparable structures built according to current regulations.Housing proposals will be rated according to a six-tier system established by Wales’ and England’s planning-system code structure, the Code for Sustainable Homes. The code standards range from Level 1, which is the lowest rating, to Level 6, the highest. The Assembly Government’s new policy will require new housing to meet Level 3 standards.The new standards in Wales are only the latest green building initiatives to be announced in 2009. A couple weeks ago, GBA noted that in mid-April the European Parliament voted 10-1 to require that new buildings constructed after 2018 produce their own energy.The European Parliament also demanded that the European Commission – the European Union’s executive branch, on whose legislative proposals the parliament and the Council of the European Union vote – implement two national financing strategies by 2014, one that would offer value-added tax reductions on insulation materials, and one that would create an energy efficiency fund to support private and public investment in buildings.last_img read more

Chiellinis long for Liverpool win over ‘unlikeable’ Madrid

first_imgUEFA Champions League Chiellini family longing for Liverpool win over ‘unlikeable’ Real Madrid as Champions League bitterness lingers Chris Burton 00:42 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Alvaro Morata Giorgio Chiellini Juventus Serie A 05142016 AFP UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Juventus The Juventus defender suffered quarter-final heartache at the hands of the Blancos and is hoping to see them come unstuck against the Reds in Kiev Giorgio Chiellini’s father has revealed that the Juventus defender and his extended family will be backing Liverpool to overcome “unlikeable” Real Madrid in the Champions League final.Those in Turin suffered quarter-final heartache at the hands of the Blancos this season and are refusing to let the issue lie.Massimilinao Allegri’s side battled bravely to force their way back into a last-eight encounter only to be undone by the concession of a controversial stoppage-time penalty at the Santiago Bernabeu. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Bitterness remains when it comes to that decision and Cristiano Ronaldo’s subsequent spot-kick, with the Chiellinis hoping that Real will now get to experience European pain of their own in Kiev.Fabio Chiellini told Mediaset Premium: “With the match practically over, a dubious penalty does leave you upset, as you saw from Giorgio’s reaction.“I’ll look at the result, but it won’t take my attention.”He added on a continental clash set to pitch two attack-minded sides into direct competition: “We’re cheering on Liverpool, both Giorgio and me.“In a way, I guess Real are unlikeable a bit like us at Juventus, because we win all the time. It’s only normal.”Juve are currently basking in the glory of another Serie A title triumph, their seventh in succession.The Bianconeri remain the team to beat in Italy when it comes to domestic competition, but their wait for European glory goes on.They last conquered the continent in 1996, with Champions League final heartache suffered in two of the last four seasons. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos: We don’t miss Ronaldo

first_imgReal Madrid captain Ramos: We don’t miss Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists they do not miss former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo left Real in August for Juventus.Preparing for their Club World Cup defence, Ramos insists they don’t miss the Portuguese.”I think that on the field there will not be much difference, despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was a decisive player for us, but we are going to compete with the same philosophy as always in the club: to win,” explained Ramos.”We have good memories of this competition, because we have been successful on previous occasions, it is a short competition and there is no margin for error, there is a semifinal and then a final, and we want to take the cup back home.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Latest Spains Cabinet arrives at Barcelona palace

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on Spanish Cabinet meeting being held in Barcelona (all times local):10:30 a.m.Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Spanish Cabinet members have arrived in a central Barcelona palace for a weekly Cabinet meeting that has been moved to the Catalan capital despite separatists’ protests against it.Sanchez’s Socialist administration planned the meeting to convey an image of normalcy, but tension remains high in Catalonia despite progress in talks on Thursday with the pro-secession president of the northeastern region.Some scuffles have broken out on Friday in central Barcelona between pro-independence protesters trying to reach the venue of the Cabinet meeting and police trying to stop them.The regional Mossos d’Esquadra police force says that one protester has been arrested for public disorder near the headquarters of Spain’s National Police in a downtown avenue.The meeting normally takes place in Madrid, but Sanchez has vowed to take it to other Spanish cities as a gesture of commitment to decentralization.___7:40 a.m.Catalan authorities say protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Barcelona have blocked a major highway and dozens of roads, disrupting traffic to and from the city.Pro-independence protesters called the protests to show their disgust at Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s decision to lead the weekly Cabinet meeting in Barcelona.Security in the prosperous northeastern region, normally in the hands of the Catalan police, has been reinforced with hundreds of anti-riot officers from Spain’s national police force.Sanchez has agreed with the pro-secession leader of the region, Quim Torra, to work on finding a solution to the political crisis that has festered since Catalonia’s failed secession attempt last year. Their meeting on Thursday was only the second since both took power earlier this year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Teen offered lift raped by cabbie

first_imgGurugram: In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was raped in Gurugram on the pretext of offering her a lift. The alleged incident took place on Saturday at IFFCO Chowk. The victim was raped by her cab driver. The Gurugram police is investigating the case.The teenager victim, a resident of Mahipalpur area in Delhi, works with food caterers. The victim was allegedly raped by a cab driver on the pretext of offering her a lift. According to police, the victim had gone to work at a wedding on the Old Delhi Road. The victim was accompanied by three other girls. After finishing her work, the victim went looking for transport to return to Delhi. A cab with two people already in it offered them a lift. The four girls entered the car and sat on the back seat. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe victim alleged that the cab driver dropped the person sitting on the first seat at Shankar Chowk before driving to a secluded area. She added that the cab driver locked the three other women inside the car and then raped her. Following this, he dropped the four women near Mahipalpur and warned them against informing the police. The Delhi Police registered a zero FIR and transferred the case to the Gurugram Police. The police registered a case again at the DLF-2 station. Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was added to the FIR. Gurugram along with its counterpart Faridabad is leading in terms of sexual crimes against minors. In 2017, 106 cases of sexual crimes against minors were reported while in 2016 it was 115.last_img read more

Ohio States Sullinger named finalist for John R Wooden Award

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger was named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award Tuesday. The award, named after former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, recognizes the top player in college basketball. Sullinger is the only player on the list who was a 2011 Wooden Award All American. He was also named first-team All-American by Sporting News for the second straight year. The Buckeye big man has averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds for the No. 7-ranked OSU basketball team this year as the team compiled a 25-6 regular season record. Sullinger’s 14 points and 10 rebounds helped OSU beat Michigan State, 72-70, Sunday and give the Buckeyes a share of the Big Ten regular season championship along with the Spartans and Michigan. MSU senior forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green was the only other player from the Big Ten named a finalist for the Wooden Award. Other notable names include Kentucky freshmen forwards Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kansas junior forward Thomas Robinson, and North Carolina senior forward Tyler Zeller. The list, which also requires the student-athletes to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, was comprised of three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and seven seniors. The Big East had three players on the list, which was the most of any conference. The Wooden All-American teams will be announced during the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. In the meantime, Sullinger and the Buckeyes will travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament. They will play Friday at approximately 9 p.m. against the winner of a game between Nebraska and Purdue. After the tournament ends Sunday, the team will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament. read more