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MCPON Takes Virtual Tour of USS Fort Worth

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today MCPON Takes Virtual Tour of USS Fort Worth MCPON Takes Virtual Tour of USS Fort Worth View post tag: MCPON Share this article View post tag: News by topic Authorities April 16, 2015center_img View post tag: Naval Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens had the opportunity to virtually tour and interact with the crew of littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during a video conference call placed from his office April 13.MCPON received a virtual tour of the ship from Command Senior Chief Craig Cole, interacted with the ship’s junior Sailors, and had a Q&A session with Fort Worth’s chief petty officer mess, all while the ship operated in the South China Sea.As part of the Q&A session, one chief asked MCPON for his perspective on LCS first class petty officer advancement rates when compared against other Sailors serving in larger commands.MCPON explained that LCS is here to stay and the Sailors who serve on this platform are advancing up the ranks.Fort Worth is the second LCS to deploy as part of an initiative for up to four rotational deployments of these ships simultaneously to U.S. 7th Fleet in the coming years. Fast, agile and mission focused, littoral combat ships are designed to operate in near-shore environments and employ modular mission packages that can be configured for surface warfare, mine countermeasures or anti-submarine warfare.Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Fort Worthlast_img read more

4-year-old calls police after being left in hot vehicle

first_imgOfficials in Maryland are reporting that they found seven children between the ages of two and four trapped inside of a hot car after a 4-year-old called them.The incident occurred in a parking lot of the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf.According to the report, the oldest of the children used a phone that was left in the vehicle to contact authorities.The child, however, did not recognize his surroundings and could not tell authorities where they were located.  Using GPS and other mechanisms, the police operator was eventually able to locate the vehicle.When authorities arrived, they found the children sweaty and scared inside of an unlocked vehicle which had been shut off with the windows rolled up.Officials also reported that there was only one car seat in the vehicle despite the amount of children in the vehicle.The mother has since been charged with charged with confinement in a motor vehicle. She may also face other charges pending an investigation.last_img read more

Nadal has chance to win record 10th French Open title

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Rafael Nadal has the chance to win a record 10th French Open men’s singles title this afternoon.He takes on Stan Wawrinka in the final at Roland Garros.Nadal has been trying to play down the significance of achieving “La Decima” – saying he’s already made enough history. Stan Wawrinka believes playing Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open is the biggest challenge in tennis.Wawrinka’s won the title in Paris once before.But he knows he’s got his work cut out against Nadal.last_img

LMC Hammers Pillars, Katsina Utd, Remo Stars with Hefty Fines

first_imgThe clubs has also been directed to identify and hand over to the Police for prosecution, its match security stewards who led the attack on match officials during the Match Day 18 fixture against Akwa United.The fine against Kano Pillars includes N250, 000 as compensation to Dr. Tunde Akinbinu, an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in addition to any certified medical bills arising from the attack on him by the club supporters after the Match-day 18 fixture against Akwa United.It also includes N1m compensation to Akwa United for assault on members of the team in addition to any other certified medical bills, a fine of N3million for conduct capable of bringing the game into disrepute and deduction of three points, the execution of which shall be suspended for a probationary period of the remainder of the season“For incidents on Match Day 15 in Shagamu including breaches of Rules C.1.1, B13.18 and B13.52 including harassment of match officials, access to restricted area by unauthorised persons and assault on Journalists by Remo Stars supporters, the LMC imposed a cumulative fine of N2.5m on Remo Stars and restriction of fans from attending three home matches of Remo Stars with the last two suspended.“For harassment of match officials in their hotel rooms by supporters of the club, Remo Stars was fined N500, 000, N1m for throwing of objects towards the field of play leading to delay of the match, N750, 000 for failing to ensure restriction of access to unauthorised persons to restricted area and compensation of N250, 000 for assault to sports journalists, Kelvin Ekerete,” observed the statement.A suspended three points deduction was also imposed on Remo Stars and which shall be enforced should similar incidents occur during their match for the remaining matches of the season. The club was also directed to organise an enlightenment program for their supporters and which shall be attended by an official of the LMC.For violations of Rule B13.23, C18.6, C18.14 and B13.21, Katsina United was fined a total of N2.5m which included N500, 000 as compensation to Enyimba International and a cost to be determined for repair of their damaged vehicle. The club is also to play the next three home matches behind closed doors two of which is suspended for a probationary period lasting the remainder of the season.Katsina United was also placed on a suspended sanction of three points’ deduction for probationary period lasting the rest of the season. The sanction against Katsina United arose from incidents at the end of Match Day 17 fixture against Enyimba International.Enyimba’s goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda was suspended for one match and fined N50, 000 for aggression towards a ball boy during their match against Katsina United. Dauda was charged for breaches of Rules C11 and C1 which included assault on a ball boy and acts capable of inciting others to commit violence during their match day 18 fixture against Katsina United.Rabiu Ali and Murtala Adamu of Kano Pillars were also sanctioned for threatening of the Referee and conducted themselves in a manner that was capable of inciting others to commit violence or misconduct which constituted a breach of Rule C1 and consequently suspended for one match.The clubs and players were given 48 hours to submit in writing to the decisions of the LMC or elect to appear before a commission and for which further sanctions would be imposed should their appeals not be upheld.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe League Management Company (LMC) descended heavily with varying sanction on Kano Pillars, Remo Stars, Katsina United, two players of the Kano club and a goalkeeper of Enyimba International.While reacting to the pockets of fans’ restiveness at some topflight weekend games in Kano and Katsina, LMC insisted yesterday that the sanctions were aimed at reassuring fans, players and coaches of their safety at league venues on match days.It said it will continue to enforce safety regulations and sanction every acts of violation to deter unruliness at match venues.Kano Pillars was cited for violations of Rules B13.18 and C1 and fined a total of N7.25m as well as other consequential fines and closure of stadium to fans until further notice.last_img read more