Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift View post tag: US View post tag: Visit View post tag: officials A senior Croatian defense official was joined by a U.S. congressional delegation for a visit to the high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) at Lora Naval Base in Split, Croatia, April 4.Dr. Dragan Lozancic, the assistant minister of defense for the republic of Croatia, toured Swift with U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia James Foley and the Croatian Chief of Naval Operations, Rear Adm. Ante Urlic.During remarks to the Croatian media, Foley stressed the importance of the American-Croatian partnership.“Croatia is about to join the European Union,” said Foley, “And while this will present new opportunities, it will also present new challenges of a security nature, and it’s through this partnership that we meet those challenges together.”Begich also spoke about the importance of partnership. “It was a great honor to visit the crew of the Swift and their Croatian partners today,” said Begich. “Both play a vital role in the important partnership shared by our nations. I’ll be reporting back to my fellow senators in Washington that our alliance with Croatia is paying dividends for both countries.”While on board the group met with the combined crew of Sailors and civilian mariners, and observed a non-lethal weapon demonstration by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Black Sea Rotational Force.The crew was proud to showcase their mission to the distinguished visitors.“The visit was an important part of our theater security cooperation mission, here in 6th Fleet,” said Lt. Cmdr. Charles Eaton, the officer-in-charge of HSV 2. “We are very proud to continue strengthening the important partnership between Croatia and the U.S. Navy.” Begich was in Croatia to attend an economic forum and conduct official discussions with key leaders regarding issues affecting bilateral and regional relationshipsSwift, homeported out of Norfolk, Va., is a U.S. Military Sealift Command-chartered high-speed vessel, and is currently deployed to the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of theater security cooperation efforts.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 06, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Croatian Croatian, US Officials Visit High-Speed Vessel Swift View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Swift View post tag: Navy View post tag: High View post tag: speed View post tag: vessel April 6, 2012 Training & Educationlast_img read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers 1,800 goggles to health care workers

first_imgUCLA and Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, famous for his skyhook, showed off another winning move this week, donating hundreds of pairs of safety goggles to Southern California health care workers.A UCLA Health ambassador who famously sported goggles on the court during his 20-year NBA career, Abdul-Jabbar provided 900 pairs for UCLA Health workers and another 900 pairs for those working on the front lines at Scripps Health in San Diego.Abdul-Jabbar, 72, said he wanted health care workers to have the same sense of safety he had wearing eye protection and joked on a video posted to Twitter that he hoped hospital personnel would look as good wearing them “as I did when I played.”“You guys are awesome because you’re risking everything to help the public the way you are,” Abdul-Jabbar added. “And I’d like to do my part.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDr. Eric Esrailian accepted the donation at UCLA. Esrailian has been one of UCLA Health’s leaders in the effort to raise money for supplies, equipment and innovative research during this COVID-19 crisis, establishing two funds: one to help patients and a second to help first responders.“On behalf of UCLA Health, I am honored and grateful to accept the generous donation of protective goggles from our friend, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” Esrailian said. “We are incredibly grateful for the recent outpouring of financial support and donations of supplies during this unprecedented time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Futsal: ”Centar” is the champion of FBiH

first_imgIn the match of 13th round of First FBiH Futsal League, futsal club ”Centar” defeated futsal club ”Brotnjo” from Čitluk with 6:5, and with this victory ”Centar” became the champion of FBiH, reports FENA.Members of ”Centar”: Bahrudin Omerbegović, Nijaz Mulahmetović, Nermin Kahvedžić, Almir Kerla, Emir Bunar, Emir Džuderija, Aziz Fejzić, Dženis Huseinspahić, Davor Marković, Emir Salčin, Dženan Čeligija, Seldin Zlatagić, while the manager of the club ”Centar” is Dženan Muminović.last_img read more

Baltimore Protesters Take Down, Dump Columbus Statue into Harbor

first_imgProtesters who have been mobilized recently by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police have called for the removal of statues of Columbus, as well as Confederate figures and others.They believe the Italian explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native peoples in the Americas.According to The Baltimore Sun, the statue, which was owned by the city, was dedicated in 1984 by former Mayor William Donald Schaefer and President Ronald Reagan.Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in Miami; Richmond, Virginia; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Boston, where one was decapitated.After throwing the status into the water on Saturday, the protesters reportedly moved on to Ouzo Bay Restaurant, a restaurant where a customer stated that her 9-year old Black son was denied service on June 22. Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thew it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, according to officials.Demonstrators used ropes to take down the monument in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.Baltimore Police stated, “we have no new updates to provide at this time.”However, in a statement, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter:Today I issued the following statement on events in Baltimore City. City leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making them safer. pic.twitter.com/lnCAxjKvAG— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) July 5, 2020last_img read more

Body found in lake where “Glee” star disappeared

first_imgThe Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that investigators have located a body in the lake where “Glee” star Naya Rivera went missing.The actress disappeared on Wednesday after renting a boat to go on an excursion with her 4-year-old son.Video of the day showed Rivera and her 4-year-old son getting onto a boat and then going out onto the lake.Her 4-year-old was later found alone on the boat, while Rivera was no where to be found.After several days of searching the area authorities changed their rescue mission to a recovery mission presuming Rivera may have drowned in the lake.While authorities have not determined whether the body found on Monday is Rivera, they did report that the discovery was made in the area of search at Lake Piru.The Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a press conference about the discovery at 2 pm local time (5 pm. ET.)last_img read more

Women and Girls’ Golf Week is coming back!

first_img29 May 2019 Women and Girls’ Golf Week is coming back! Women and girls will celebrate their love of golf and be encouraged to take up the sport when a second awareness week is held across Great Britain and Ireland later this summer.Building on the success of last year’s online campaign, Women and Girls’ Golf Week is the inspiration of England Golf and will take place from 29 July – 4 August.Launched today, exactly two months before the dedicated week takes place, it is also being promoted by Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and The Irish Ladies Golf Union and is designed to unite the golf industry in growing the women and girls’ game.The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation are also among the bodies supporting the activity.The organisations will tell the stories of women and girls who are involved in many different ways in the sport, celebrate their successes and challenge perceptions associated with women and girls’ golf.Women and girl golfers everywhere, from beginners to volunteers to leading Tour players, are invited to join the conversation, again using the #WhyIGolfClubs across the home nations are also encouraged to deliver activity in line with the themes of the week, promoting participation activities they are running for women and girls through initiatives such as Get into Golf, New2Golf, Girls Golf Rocks, Golf4Girls4Life and We Love Golf.The week has again been timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open being staged at Woburn from 1 – 4 August.Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “We are looking forward to the second staging of the week, again designed to show what an important role women and girls play in golf and to highlight the potential there is to develop the sport.“The reaction to last year’s campaign was fantastic, generating over 12 million Twitter impressions, and we are delighted to again be working together with the other home associations in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to make a real difference. We urge golfers and non-golfers to get involved, as well as encouraging clubs to provide opportunities to promote women and girls’ golf locally.”Each day of Women and Girls’ Golf Week will have a specific theme. Look out for stories on:Monday 29 July: Careers – women working in different areas of the industryTuesday 30 July: Celebrities – celebrity endorsers who love the sportWednesday 31 July: Health and Wellbeing – the many health benefits of the sportThursday 1 August: Competing – key events and pathway for progressionFriday 2 August: Volunteers – the hidden heroes of the sportSaturday 3 August: Participation – focus on participation programmes nationwideSunday 4 August: Wrap-up – highlights from the weekThis year’s Women and Girls’ Golf Week will also draw attention to the 2019 Solheim Cup, the much anticipated match between the top women professionals of Europe and the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles in September.The week also builds on the first ever Golf and Health Week held last month, which again saw various golfing bodies working collaboratively to highlight the sport’s health benefits and reach an audience of over 20 million on social media.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: #WhyIGolf, Women and Girls’ Golf Weeklast_img read more