EU NAVFOR Frigate Corte-Real Performs Boat-Handling Training in Seychelles

first_img View post tag: Naval May 17, 2012 The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) frigate Corte-Real recently visited Port Victoria in the Seychelles to perform boat-handling training with the local Coast-Guard.This military cooperation is seen as an important way to improve the counter-piracy capabilities of the Seychelles’ Coast-Guard. The Seychelles has an exclusive economic zone of 1.4 million km².This training is part of a coordinated planning approach established under the supervision of Force Headquarters on board FS Marne, and is implemented by ships when visiting ports in the area of operations. This is part of EU’s comprehensive approach in the fight against piracy, and particularly of EUNAVFOR’s will to participate actively in the maritime capacity building process of regional navies and coast guards.Corte-Real is part of the EU’s counter piracy mission – Operation “Atalanta”, off the Horn of Africa. She has an embarked helicopter and 2 boarding teams and her crew comprises 196 men and women.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 17, 2012; Image: Eunavfor Back to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR Frigate Corte-Real Performs Boat-Handling Training in Seychelles View post tag: Navy View post tag: Seychelles Training & Education EU NAVFOR Frigate Corte-Real Performs Boat-Handling Training in Seychelles Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Performs View post tag: Boat-Handling View post tag: Corte-Real View post tag: Training View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frigate View post tag: EU NAVFORlast_img read more

Jol considers move for Ajax striker

first_imgFulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed his interest in Ajax’s former Tottenham striker Mounir El Hamdaoui.Jol has signed the player twice before – first for Spurs and then Ajax – and believes he could make an impact in the Premier League if given another opportunity.El Hamdaoui, 27, is out of favour at his current club and failed to make an impact after joining Tottenham six years ago.AdChoices广告But Jol told Dutch magazine NU Sport: “It’s not unthinkable for me to sign Mounir. He is incredibly honest and amazingly direct. He could be a pleasant surprise.”Jol is keen to add to his limited attacking options and recently had a bid for former England Under-21 international Cameron Jerome rejected by Birmingham.Meanwhile, full-back Carlos Salcido has returned to his native Mexico, joining Tigres on a season-long loan deal.The 31-year-old impressed after signing for Fulham from PSV Eindhoven last summer, but has since become unsettled in England and his family recently left the country after a robbery at their home.last_img read more

Der Klassiker: Bayern head to resurgent Dortmund

first_imgInjury-hit Bayern Munich head to resurgent Borussia Dortmund on Saturday shorn of their top stars and with the hosts out to prove there is still life in Germany’s ‘Der Klassiker’.The Bundesliga has been won twice each by Dortmund and Bayern over the last four years and the media has dubbed their meetings ‘Der Klassiker’ – Germany’s answer to Spain’s ‘El Clasico’ between Barcelona and Real Madrid.But a glance at the Bundesliga table highlights Dortmund’s dramatic fall from grace this season with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently tenth having started February bottom of the table after a disastrous run of results.In contrast, Bayern are ten points clear in the league table and heading towards a third straight league title.But Pep Guardiola’s Bavarians will be missing injured key stars Arjen Robben, David Alaba and Franck Ribery at the Signal Iduna Park.Defender Holger Badstuber is struggling with a hip injury, but veteran striker Claudio Pizarro is set to return from a leg injury. Bayern lost for the third time this season last time out going down 2-0 in Munich to Borussia Moenchengladbach, a fortnight ago.There is, however, no talk of an upset from the Dortmund camp.”At the moment it’s certainly not a top-of-the-table clash when you look at the table,” admitted Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc.”But it will still grab the attention of millions of fans across Germany.”‘Bad news’ -With Germany winger Marco Reus in superb form for both club and country alongside top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dortmund have the attack to cause Bayern problems.”We have generally never given up on a home game in advance,” said Klopp, who will be without Germany squad members Kevin Grosskreutz and Erik Durm.”I would suggest we don’t talk much and instead try to put in a good performance.”We’re not at the same level as Bayern and, unless I am mistaken, we never have been, but we have never considered ourselves to have no chance and that also goes for now.”With five wins and two draws in their last seven league games, Dortmund have pulled away from the Bundesliga’s relegation zone. They are free to focus on their domestic form following their Champions League exit to Juventus in the last 16.Even missing Ribery, Alaba and Robben, Klopp expects Bayern to be dangerous.”We still have to reckon with some top quality from Bayern, those boys can all play football,” he said.”But the fact is, Bayern will have to make a few changes without their three fastest players, which is what we have to be concerned about.”You have to prepare yourself for how the opposition will line-up against you.” Without Robben, Bayern’s top scorer this season with 17 goals in 21 games, Guardiola will be missing some pace on the flanks, especially on the left without wing-back Alaba and winger Ribery.”It’s bad news,” said Bayern captain Philipp Lahm.”They are really important for us. We mustn’t complain, we need to look forward.”We’ve got a big squad and have to compensate for losses like this.”Fixtures: SaturdayBayer Leverkusen v HamburgVfL Wolfsburg v VfB StuttgartHoffenheim v Bor. MoenchengladbachWerder Bremen v Mainz 05Eintracht Frankfurt v Hanover 96Freiburg v CologneBorussia Dortmund v Bayern MunichSundayAugsburg v Schalke 04Hertha Berlin v Paderborn–last_img read more

2014 Thurston County Spring Sports Playoff Schedule

first_img4A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)SinglesSydney Pham (Olympia) vs. Claire Behoskey (Eisenhower)All Topp (Olympia) vs. Sabrina Demerath (Inglemoor)DoublesRachel Kellson / Catty Zhang (Olympia) vs. Jill Louthlan / Kelsey Lenhart (Ferris (Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle)SinglesLauren Brandt (Tumwater) vs. Llezel Villanueva (Lindbergh)3A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri Cities)DoublesAinsley WInterrowd / Sidney Smith (North Thurston) vs. Caroline Dillion / Caroline Hamilton (Mercer Island) 3A Boys State TournamentFriday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)DoublesJason Rush / Gabriel Agtarap (North Thurston) vs. Stuart Schachle / Cameron McDowell (Shorewood) Facebook1Tweet0Pin0BaseballThe T-Birds begin play in the 2A state tournament on May 24. Tennis 1A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30(West Valley High School, Yakima)SinglesAll Jo Vena (Tenino) vs. Samantha Weeks (Annie Wright)DoublesErin Engebreth / Natalie Hall (Tenino) vs. Tess Radlach / Amella Weeks (South Whidbey)2A Girls State TournamentFriday, May 30 North Thurston High School senior Sidney Smith plays in the State 3A Doubles Tournament on May 30. Boys Soccer2A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalCapital vs. Sedro Wooley @ Sunset Chevrolet Stadium (Sumner), 8 p.m, 4A Boys State TournamentStanding at 5’2″, Olympia High School sophomore Ryan Adams (left) is one of the top players in the area and the number two singles player on the Bears tennis team. The number one player is freshmen Jamie Bautista.  Both play in in the State 4A Singles competition Friday May 30.Friday, May 30(Columbia Basin Racquet Club and Richland High School, Tri-Cities)SinglesJamie Bautista (Olympia) vs. Niko Convento (Graham-Kapowsin)Ryan Adams (Olympia) vs. Jason Lul (Newport)DoublesWill Berghoff / Wooten (Olympia) vs. Lawson / Jarvis (Gig Harbor) 1A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalRochester vs. Naches Valley @ County Field (Yakima) 7 p.m.2A State TournamentFriday, May 30State semi-finalTumwater vs. Lake Washington @ County Stadium (Yakima), 1 p.m. 2A Boys State TournamentFriday, May 30(Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle)SinglesTy Gentry (Capital) vs. Michael Manlon (East Valley)Jason Trinh (River Ridge) vs. Alan Kwiatowski (Lindbergh)David Granero (Tumwater) vs. Ehan Romney (Sammamish)DoublesTravis Miller / Doug Doenges (Capital) vs. Gabe Harris / Michael Carlton (Othello)Jimmy Do / Noah Durette (Black Hills) vs. Max Shmolotohka / Reece Gilbert (Sehome)Ryan Gudbranson / Nathan Eliason (Tumwater) vs. Sam Banya / ___ Banya (Lindbergh) Softball2A State TournamentFriday, May 30Tumwater vs. Fife @ Carlon Park (Selah) 10 a.m.Capital vs. Sequim @ Carlon Park (Selah) 12 p.m. Golf1B/2B Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29 (Oakbrook Golf Course, Lakewood)GirlsMackenzie Reeves (Northwest Christian)BoysAaron Fox (Northwest Christian)1A BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29(Lake Spanaway Golf Course)Deric Hawes (Rochester)Brock Hawes (Rochester)2A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 29Girls(The Classic, Puyallup)Kayla Monroe (Tumwater)Kelsey Wilder (Capital)Naomi Yamamoto (Capital)Alison Kwieciak (Capital)Mica Livingston (Capital)BoysBrent Chaplin competes Thursday May 29 in State Tournament Play.  Photo credit: Steve Hamilton(Chambers Bay, University Place)Jake Shier (Black Hills)Gabriel Barnes (Capital)Brent Chapin (Capital)Joel Christopher (Capital)Ryan Waldron (Black Hills)3A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28-Thursday, May 29Girls(Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland)Audrey Marlatt (North Thurston)Mikayla Blumer (Timberline)Michaela Smith (Timberline)Rilee Vilanueva (Shelton)Amy Martin (Timberline)Kerry Johnson (Shelton)Boys  (Tri-Mountain Golf Course, Ridgefield)Grant Cation (Shelton)Mitchell DeAndre (Shelton)Dallas McClellen (North Thurston)Nick Guyer (Shelton)4A Girls/BoysWednesday, May 28-Thurstday, May 29Girls(Club Green Meadows, Vancouver)Tianna Ford (Yelm)Boys(Camas Meadows Golf Course, Camas)Nolan Backman (Olympia)last_img read more

Judge in Gerald Stanley murder trial addresses witness inconsistencies with jury

first_imgThe Canadian PressBATTLEFORD, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s chief justice addressed some inconsistencies Friday in the testimony from key Crown witnesses at the trial of a farmer accused of murdering an Indigenous man.Justice Martel Popescul’s mid-trial instructions to the jury came after a day in which some witnesses to the killing admitted on the stand that they made last-minute changes to their stories and lied to investigators.“Common sense tells you that if a witness says one thing in the witness box, but has said something quite different on an earlier occasion, this may reduce the value of his or her evidence,” Popescul told jurors.Gerald Stanley, 56, is accused of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie near Biggar, Sask., on Aug. 9, 2016.Boushie was sitting in the passenger seat of a grey Ford Escape SUV when he was shot to death on Stanley’s farm. Boushie’s friends have testified that they were looking for help with a flat tire when they went to the farm.Stanley’s son has testified that his father told him he was only trying to scare the young people away and the gun just went off.Popescul was addressing the testimony of Eric Meechance, Cassidy Cross and Belinda Jackson, who were in the SUV with Boushie.Cross admitted Thursday that he had lied to police in his initial statement about carrying a gun, how much alcohol he had consumed and about breaking into a truck on the day his friend was killed.Jackson initially told police she saw a woman shoot Boushie.“I wouldn’t say I lied to them. I didn’t tell them the whole truth,” Jackson said Thursday. “Everything started coming back to me later when I was on my own.”Popescul said jurors should consider any explanation the witnesses gave for the differences.“Consider whether the differences are significant,” he said. “You should also consider the fact, nature and extent of any differences when you decide whether to rely on their testimony.”An autopsy report filed as evidence said Boushie had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when he was fatally shot. Blood alcohol was listed between 263 and 266 milligrams. In Canada, legal intoxication is 80 milligrams.Forensic pathologist Dr. Shaun Ladham detailed in his report that Boushie was a reasonably healthy young man. He said there were no other significant signs of trauma other than a bullet wound that entered just below the left ear and exited through his right neck.Ladham noted the bullet had a downward trajectory.last_img read more