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

Charlie Nicholas names just four Arsenal players that have shown ‘real substance’ this season

first_img Comment Charlie Nicholas names just four Arsenal players that have shown ‘real substance’ this season Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Kieran Tierney has looked an impressive signing by Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)‘You need to challenge yourself to improve.‘I worked hard every day and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy coming to this massive club full of great players. I knew it was going to be tough coming in and trying to get my place in the team.‘I’m just grateful for every opportunity I get to go on the pitch and give my all. I try to repay the manager’s faith by working hard and trying to put in good performances.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s all about the hard work.’MORE: Arsenal offer £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi for Thomas ParteyMORE: Stewart Robson hails Bukayo Saka as Arsenal youngster he has been most impressed withFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka have earned praise from Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty Images)Charlie Nicholas feels that only four Arsenal players have shown ‘real substance’ this season, hailing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and goalkeepers Bernd Leno and Emiliano Martinez, but dismissing the rest of the squad.The Gunners wrapped up their Premier League campaign on Sunday with a win over relegated Watford, which saw them finish eighth in the table.It is a disappointing finishing position, but most observers feel Arsenal are going in the right direction under the stewardship of Mikel Arteta, who took over from Unai Emery in December.Club legend Nicholas feels that way, and is impressed with the world the Spaniard is doing, but not by most of the players at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCaptain Aubameyang finished the season with a superb 22 league goals, Saka broke through into the first team and has excelled, while both goalkeepers have been solid, but otherwise, no one has stood out to the Scot.“It’s not Mikel Arteta’s fault, it’s a club that have been in freefall and haven’t fixed things in six years,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘They finished eighth because they only won 14 games – that’s the lowest I can recall in the Premier League era. I could probably look back while Arteta has come in and say why am I giving them a D?‘But I have to take it as a whole season. He’s made it better. I’m not a great man for stats, and his stats have not been great, but I think as Arsenal people we want to see progress and we are.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There’s been too many draws, I look at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – his goals have been great, both goalkeepers have been good, and other than that, I’m looking at Bukayo Saka. But no other players of real substance.’Most could not really argue with Nicholas’ assessment, although summer signing Kieran Tierney may count himself unlucky after performing impressively over his first season at the club.The Scottish left-back has had to deal with a serious injury, dislocating his shoulder, but has looked good before and after the fitness issue, despite describing the campaign as the toughest of his life so far.‘It’s been the toughest year of my life,’ said Tierney. ‘I’ve had the injury and a lot of new challenges but you need challenges, you need to be uncomfortable. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

UEFA Champions League (Women): City Earn Commanding Win In Norway

first_imgManchester City women have all but qualified for the last eight after they secured a dominant 5-0 win over Lillestrom in their first leg round of 16 clash in Norway.Demi Stokes, Isobel Christiansen and Claire Emslie gave City a 3-0 lead before Jane Ross added a brace to make it a comprehensive display for Nick Cushing’s team ahead of the second leg in England on November 16.City join other top sides like Barcelona, Olympique Lyon and VFL Wolfsburg in taking commanding away victories ahead of their respective 2nd leg games. Round of 16 Results (1st leg):BIIK Kazygurt 0-7 Olympique LyonLillestrom 0-5 Manchester CityGiatra Universitetas 0-6 BarcelonaFiorentina 0-4 VFL WolfsburgStarjnan 1-2 Slavia PragueChelsea 3-0 RosengaardBrescia 2-3 MontpellierSparta Prague 1-1 LinkopingRelatedlast_img read more