HMS Daring Shows Power to American Commander

first_img View post tag: Naval HMS Daring Shows Power to American Commander View post tag: power View post tag: American View post tag: shows View post tag: News by topic April 20, 2012 View post tag: Daring View post tag: Navy Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Daring Shows Power to American Commander View post tag: HMS One of the most senior US naval commanders in the Gulf joined HMS Daring to see what Britain’s most advanced warship can do. Rear Admiral Mike Shoemaker is in charge of two American Carrier Strike Groups – a dozen warships, over 100 aircraft and more than 12,000 souls – on patrol and visited the destroyer which has been working with the two potent task groups.Rear Admiral Mike Shoemaker commands not one but two US Carrier Strike Groups – those of the Abraham Lincoln and Carl Vinson.As part of her seven-month east of Suez deployment, Britain’s most advanced warship is working heavily with the Americans, as well as the UK’s regional allies.The past few weeks has seen the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer, on her maiden deployment, work with both the Carl Vinson and ‘Abe’.The link-up with the groups – Vinson leads Carrier Strike Group One, while the Lincoln is the flagship of Group Nine, each comprising one carrier, one cruiser, two destroyers, one hunter-killer submarine and a support ship, plus an air wing of more than 60 jets, helicopters and pistol-engined aircraft – has seen Daring swap personnel with the American ships.Those exchanges went right to the top with Rear Admiral Shoemaker, Commander Task Force 50, jumping at the chance to get across to the Daring himself and to be briefed fully on the capabilities the advanced air defence destroyer can bring to a US Carrier Strike Group.He got to meet the Ship’s Company whilst he toured the Type 45 destroyer and was then briefed in full by the Commanding Officer, Captain Guy Robinson, and his Operations Room team.“Maritime security operations in the Gulf are supported by the Navies of many nations. It is very important that we all work together and understand how each other operate,” explained Lt Cdr Luke Hayashi.“Rear Admiral Shoemaker will now have a better understanding of what Daring can contribute, given that she is the first Type 45 to operate in the Gulf. “Being an air warfare officer myself, it’s hugely satisfying to see Daring operating in her core role as an air defender, especially in a such a complex and challenging operational environment.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 20, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: Commander Share this articlelast_img read more

Shirley Man Fatally Hit by Van

first_imgSuffolk County police said Vito Dispigna was standing in the right lane of Jericho Turnpike when he was hit by a westbound Chevrolet near the corner of Wyandanch Boulevard at 5:45 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a van in Smithtown early Monday morning.center_img Fourth Squad detectives impounded the van, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img

Syracuse advances to national championship game with 80-59 win over Washington

first_img Published on April 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus INDIANAPOLIS — Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman turned to the Syracuse fans behind the bench and wagged one finger in the air.“One more,” he said. “One more,” as a smile spread across his face.Then he turned to his bench and said the same thing to each one of his players.“Just one more game,” Hillsman said at the postgame press conference. “That’s it … and we’re really excited about it.”Three years ago Syracuse didn’t have an NCAA tournament win to its name. Even prior to this year, the Orange hadn’t made it out of the second round. This season: first time hosting tournament games, first Sweet 16, first Final Four and now first NCAA title game appearance.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFourth-seeded Syracuse (30-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) topped seventh-seeded Washington (26-11, 11-7 Pac-12), 80-59, in the Final Four at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday night to advance to the national championship game.SU’s last challenge this year will be against Connecticut — a team that hasn’t lost in the NCAA tournament in the last 3 seasons or in 37 games this year. The Orange’s chance at the unthinkable will come on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.“Every year at media day he says the same thing and we believe the same thing that we’re going to win the national championship and we’re going to compete for the national championship,” Syracuse guard Brittney Sykes said of her head coach. “We’re doing that right now. Whether it took us two years, three years, four years, we’re here, so we’re here in this moment. We’re living in this moment. Tuesday, we’ll be competing for what he’s been saying all his years here.”“I knew coming in that this was a great group,” first-year assistant coach Tammi Reiss said before the team left for Indianapolis on Thursday. “I never thought we’d be contending for a national championship.”And while SU didn’t make it look as easy as Connecticut did, beating Oregon State 80-51 in the earlier game, the Orange did go up by as much as 19 in the second quarter.With about five minutes still left before halftime, all nine players that had played for Syracuse had scored.Washington’s saving grace was Talia Walton, who scored 19 points and was 6-for-6 on 3-point attempts in the first half, single-handedly keeping the Huskies in the game. Washington’s first 2-point field goal didn’t come until there were five minutes left in the half.“You understand that what’s at stake is you could go home,” Sykes said. “That puts fear in you and you want to go out and give your all.”More than two months ago, Hillsman called his team wounded after back-to-back blowout conference losses that caused the Orange to be unranked for two months. He said it needed to figure out how to beat ranked teams. It was the team’s responsibility to get better.Having its lead swell to 24 points in the third quarter of the semifinal game, SU showed that it did. Add that to the Orange’s current streak (that started after those two losses) in which it has won 16 of its last 17 games — losing only to Notre Dame in the ACC championship game.“We ran into the hottest team in the tournament,” Washington head coach Mike Neighbors said. “They continue to play like they have been the last month and a half of the season … When you get a team that’s this hot this late in the season that really fuels the energy and it’s really hard to stem the flow.”The defense was a typical Syracuse formula of a press causing turnovers. The Orange forced 18 and turned them into 20 points. Offensively, it was a distributed effort that saw five players score at least eight points.“Right here, we got this,” Syracuse center Briana Day yelled in the team huddle before the fourth quarter. “Right here.”And the Orange did as the Huskies spiraled out of control in the final frame.In a season of a historic amount of firsts for Syracuse, the team has just one left — a national championship. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more