Authorities Milius Back Home after 250-Day Deployment US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returned June 25 from a 250-day independent deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.While deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21, conducted presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations.During the deployment, Milius transited nearly 71,000 nautical miles, conducted numerous visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) missions and participated in four international maritime security exercises.The Navy announced in October 2014 that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, in the summers of 2015 and 2017, respectively.Milius is a multi-mission ship with anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare surface combatants capabilities; designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group.The ship is homeported in San Diego and is part of Naval Surface Forces and U.S. 3rd Fleet.[mappress mapid=”16331″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: day View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Milius Back Home after 250-Day Deployment June 26, 2015 View post tag: USS Milius View post tag: Deployment View post tag: 250
HELSINKI (AP) — A tiny town in Finland’s Arctic Lapland region is bidding to host the 2032 Summer Olympics in a tongue-in-cheek awareness-building campaign with serious undertones to draw attention to the effects of global warming. Salla, the self-proclaimed coldest place in Lapland located just north of the Arctic Circle, launched the international “Salla 2032 Summer Games Candidate City” campaign earlier this week complete with a news conference and a promotional video on YouTube. Salla Mayor Erkki Parkkinen told Finnish media that the campaign aims to draw attention to the consequences of climate change, describing 2032 as a turning point after which Salla and other Arctic places will “cease to exist as we know them” with the melting of ice and snow amid ever-warmer winters.
The UK will not clarify the fiduciary duties of pension trustees by amending the law, a decision that has been criticised as extremely disappointing by parts of the responsible investment community.In February, the government asked whether it should amend investment regulations for private sector funds, following suggestions from the Law Commission. The Commission said there was a case for changes to the regulation under which trustees have to explain in the Statement of Investment Principles whether environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns were taken into consideration when making investment decisions. Instead, it said new wording should clarify how trustees weigh up ‘financial’ and ‘non-financial’ factors – terminology preferred by the Commission in place of ‘ESG’ – when investing. In its response to the consultation, the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) said amending the regulations to offer distinctions between the two areas “would not necessarily lead to greater clarity for trustees”.The DWP argued trustees were aware of their responsibility to consider such matters, citing surveys conducted by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).The PLSA’s newly appointed stewardship and corporate governance policy lead, Luke Hildyard, cited the same survey when arguing that trustees were aware of their duties.He backed the government’s decision not to amend the regulation, saying it “shares the view that more prescriptive regulation on fiduciary duty isn’t warranted at this time”.However, ShareAction noted that in the same PLSA survey more than one-third of respondents said their trustee boards were unaware of the Law Commission’s report. A review of equity markets led by John Kay, who recommended the launch of the Investor Forum, triggered the report, published in 2014.ShareAction chief executive Catherine Howarth insisted that the government needed “robust” reasons to ignore the commission’s recommendations.“Disagreement from respondents on the detail of changes to regulations falls well short of that standard,” she said.“Why has the government ignored the chance to bring interested stakeholders together to think this through, and instead taken six months to produce an old-school consultation response rejecting change?”The charity in 2014 drafted its own responsible investment bill, seeking to incorporate some of the Kay Review’s proposals into law.UKSIF, the responsible investment association, also voiced its displeasure.Its chief executive Simon Howard said he was “extremely disappointed”.“This represented a key opportunity to help put UK finance on a more sustainable footing, and it has been missed,” he said.UKSIF noted that the DWP’s decision to issue only guidance seemed at odds with the view of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which said in 2014 it would ensure trustees were “empowered”.Howard argued that trustees trying to do the “right thing” despite the current regulatory background deserved “explicit” regulatory support from government that would see those lagging behind required to protect member interests.“The government says guidance from regulators is enough – that is wrong,” he added.“The world’s governments are gathering in Paris to try to address climate change. If the threat is important enough for that, it’s important enough to change some regulations.”Read more about the upcoming climate conference in Paris and the pipeline for renewable infrastructure in the current issue of IPE,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to UK government’s response on fiduciary duty consultation
Green Investment Group Limited (GIG) has acquired a 25% interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni).Green Investment Group, former Green Investment Bank and now the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group Limited, is a member of a consortium with Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) that already owns a 25% stake in Westermost Rough. The remaining 50% interest in the project is held by Ørsted, the operator of the wind farm.Located 8km off the Holderness coast in the United Kingdom, the 210MW wind farm comprises 35 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 6MW direct-drive turbines and has been in commercial operation since June 2015.Westermost Rough represented the first commercial deployment of the 6MW turbine anywhere in the world and was GIG’s and Marubeni’s first investment in a UK offshore wind project at the construction stage.Edward Northam, Head of GIG in Europe, said: ”Westermost Rough is a landmark project in the evolution of the offshore wind industry, both in the UK and internationally. The technical and financial innovations deployed during the development, construction and operation of the wind farm have helped improve performance levels and reduce the cost of wind power generation, making it significantly more cost competitive. We are extremely proud of this pioneering green investment.”
Out-shooting an opponent 39-21 typically indicates a win in hockey. Instead, Syracuse controlled much of Friday night’s game against RIT, but couldn’t finish chances and lost, 7-4.Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1-0 College Hockey America) fell to RIT (3-5-1, 1-2-0) at Tennity Ice Pavilion despite strong performances by the whole team in the first and second periods. “We need to make sure that we play the full 60 minutes. And we can’t give up and we got to do the little things,” junior defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo said. “We’ve got to block shots and we do need to capitalize on chances.”Despite just coming off a shutout win against Union — SU’s first of the season — Ady Cohen found herself backing up junior Allison Small for its first of two matchups against RIT this weekend. Small, along with the entire SU team, started off incredibly strong, out-pacing, outshooting and outscoring the Tigers. The Orange held a 1-0 lead at the end of the first, with RIT mustering only three shots.However, teams are not measured by how well they finish the first period, they’re measured by how well they finish games. Syracuse seemingly lost focus coming onto the ice for the second period. Within ten minutes, their 1-0 lead had evaporated, and they trailed the Tigers 3-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think our kids had a false sense of security.” said head coach Paul Flanagan.Syracuse did fight back, scoring two of its own in the second, coming courtesy of Victoria Klimek and Savannah Rennie. SU carried that momentum into the third, with freshman defender Mae Batherson wristing one in from the blue line 59 seconds into the third. Despite three straight goals from the Orange, the old habit of earning inopportune penalties returned. Two in quick succession — Brynn Koocher for tripping and Lindsay Eastwood for hooking — placed RIT on a five-on-three. Although it failed to score, thanks in part to some great saves by Small, the Tigers maintained control in the SU zone for nearly the entirety of the two-skater advantage, tiring out the defense and firmly shutting down any kind of momentum the Orange had.Throughout the third period the Orange kept piling on shots but to no avail. RIT’s junior goalie, Jessi O’Leary turned away 10 SU shots in the third alone. Shot selection was a recurring problem for SU as a whole. While the sheer quantity of shots was good, SU rarely challenged O’Leary, allowing her to settle into a comfortable rhythm. “We definitely just need to focus on quality shots. I mean, picking corners there, we gotta finish. I mean, that was the difference in the game today,” Batherson said. The Orange did not play properly with their lead. Often when Syracuse would get the puck, it opted to skate straight through the Tigers defense instead of getting pucks in deep and establishing a forecheck. This lack of quality time on RIT’s side of the blue line left Orange skaters frequently out of position and allowed the Tigers to steal and control the puck for a majority of the period. Because of this, RIT was able to push two more shots past Small in the third period, one during a Tiger power play. Flanagan cites lack of fundamentals, like back-checking and shot-blocking, as crippling the Orange in the long term, and not allowing them to take winnable games. It’s a combination of physical and mental mistakes that hamper the Orange. Flanagan isn’t afraid to point the blame on himself either, and said RIT “out-coached” the Orange in the last two periods. Two empty-netters from the Tigers bookended the night, bringing the final to 7-4 in favor of RIT. “It just demotivates the team and it’s just upsetting to see but you know,” Small said, “there’s nothing you can do about it sitting on the bench.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:41 am Contact Will: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
Cranes in final training for Lesotho match. PHOTO @OfficialFUFATotal AFCON Qualifiers 2019 Uganda ?? vs Lesotho ??Saturday 13th October 2018Time: 4pm at Mandela National Stadium, NambooleCharges: 15,000/- (ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)Kampala, Uganda | FUFA.CO.UG | The stage is set at the historic Mandela National Stadium as the mighty Uganda Cranes host Lesotho national football team, popularly known as Likuena (The Crocodiles) at 4pm on Saturday.Uganda Cranes will proudly don the newly designed jersey, manufactured by kits company Mafro for the first time.This is the first leg of 2019 Total African Cup of Nations (AFCON) group L qualifier for the double header whose return leg will take place in Maseru on Tuesday, 16th October 2018.Owing to the level of preparations since the Uganda Cranes kicked off their preparations with their non residential preparations for the home based players last week, the writing has been well scripted on the wall, the home team is ready.Individual players led by the captain Denis Onyango have doubled their efforts in training sessions with sheer determination and commitment as they all eye maximum points.“We are determined to give our best for the game. We need maximum points out of this game this Saturday. Lesotho is not a small team like many people think. Therefore, we have to work hard and collectively as a team” Onyango disclosed to the media in the pre-match press conference held at Namboole on Friday morning. Desabre aims for 200%The head coach Sebastien Desabre and the rest of his technical team have done a tremendous task to assemble a formidable team and prepare the players mentally and physically.Desabre says the team is prepared 200 percent for the double header starting with the first leg at Namboole.“We have spoken to the players, trained well and they are prepared physically and mentally. The players know the importance of this match. We shall work hard to get the home win which will be a stepping stone to the return leg on Tuesday” Desabre told the media at the pre-match press conference.Apart from Murushid Jjuuko, all the 23 other players in the camp at the Kabira Country Club in Bukoto will be available for selection.Jjuuko is suspended after getting two cautions but will be available for the return leg when the team travels.Uganda Cranes maintain their grip at the summit of group L with four points off two matches. Tanzania and Lesotho have four points while Cape Verde has one point.Museveni boostEarly in the week, the team got a big boost when they were hosted by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House Entebbe at a function he organized to celebrate the 56th Independence Day.In a jovial mood, the President discussed football matters with the contingent before he announced his offer of a chartered flight to fly the Cranes to Maseru for the reverse fixture against Lesotho to be played on Tuesday 16th October, 2018.President Museveni also offered the Uganda Cranes contingent to State House a financial boost of UGX 200M (Two Hundred Million Shillings).‘The support from the President is a sign that he follows and loves sports. Football has been picking good results partly because of such support from the fountain of honour and office of Education and Sports. This offer will help the team fly in time to Maseru for the game’ said Mugisha.Uganda players in camp:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundown, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)Defenders: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt)Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda)Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)Suspended: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania)Match Officials:Center Referee: Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt)1st Assistant Referee: Samir Gamal Saad (Egypt2nd Assistant Referee: Mahmoud El Regal (EgyptCollated Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results Friday:Group LAt PraiaCape Verde 3 (Gomes 16, 23, Tavares 85) Tanzania 0StandingsUganda 2 1 1 0 1 0 4C. Verde 3 1 1 1 4 2 4Lesotho 2 0 2 0 2 2 2Tanzania 3 0 2 1 1 4 2FixturesSaturday: Uganda v LesothoTuesday: Tanzania v Cape Verde, Lesotho v UgandaGroup BAt YaoundeCameroon 1 (Choupo-Moting 63) Malawi 0Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)Cameroon 3 2 1 0 3 1 7Morocco 2 1 0 1 3 1 3Malawi 3 1 0 2 1 4 3Comoros 2 0 1 1 1 2 1FixturesSaturday: Morocco v ComorosTuesday: Comoros v Morocco, Malawi v CameroonGroup CAt LibrevilleGabon 3 (Bouanga 28, Appidangoye 59, Martin 88-og) South Sudan 0At BamakoMali 0 Burundi 0StandingsMali 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 Note: group winners and runners-up secure places at finals except for Group B, where 2019 Cup of Nations hosts Cameroon and the highest placed of the other three teams qualify Burundi 3 1 2 0 4 1 5Gabon 3 1 1 1 5 3 4S. Sudan 3 0 0 3 0 9 0FixturesTuesday: Burundi v Mali, South Sudan v GabonGroup DAt LomeTogo 1 (Denkey 84) Gambia 1 (Ceesay 7)At Blida, AlgeriaAlgeria 2 (Bensebaini 21, Bounedjah 75) Benin 0StandingsAlgeria 3 2 1 0 4 1 7Benin 3 1 1 1 1 2 4Gambia 3 0 2 1 2 3 2Togo 3 0 2 1 1 2 2FixturesTuesday: Benin v Algeria, Gambia v TogoGroup HAt ConakryGuinea 2 (Kamano 36-pen, Cisse 73) Rwanda 0At Bouake, Ivory CoastIvory Coast 4 (Kodjia 25, Bailly 52, Doukoure 57, Cornet 74) Central African Republic 0StandingsGuinea 3 3 0 0 6 2 9I. Coast 3 2 0 1 8 4 6C.A.R. 3 1 0 2 2 6 3Rwanda 3 0 0 3 2 6 0FixturesTuesday: Rwanda v Guinea, C.A.R. v Ivory CoastGroup IAt LuandaAngola 4 (Da Costa 12-pen, 16, Campos 52, Gelson 80) Mauritania 1 (Hacen 3)StandingsAngola 3 2 0 1 6 4 6Mauritania 3 2 0 1 4 4 6B. Faso 2 1 0 1 3 3 3Botswana 2 0 0 2 0 2 0FixturesSaturday: Burkina Faso v BotswanaTuesday: Mauritania v Angola, Botswana v Burkina FasoGroup JAt CairoEgypt 4 (Elmohamady 4, Warda 10, Hassan 29, Salah 45) eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) 1 (Gamedze 85)StandingsTunisia 2 2 0 0 3 0 6Egypt 3 2 0 1 10 2 6eSwatini 3 0 1 2 1 6 1Niger 2 0 1 1 0 6 1FixturesSaturday: Tunisia v NigerTuesday: eSwatini v Egypt, Niger v Tunisia Share on: WhatsApp
England Golf is inviting clubs to put themselves forward to host national championships and tournaments.“We’d be delighted to hear from any club which is interested,” said James Crampton, the England Golf Championship Director. “Hosting an event is a great way for clubs to mark a special anniversary or to show off their course and become better known.”Among the clubs hosting 2015 events was Warwickshire’s Robin Hood Golf Club, which held their first national championship when they staged the English Senior Men’s County Championship – and they’d be happy to repeat the experience.“We wanted to raise the profile of the club,” said General Manager Martin Ward. “We had spent an enormous amount of money on the course and the greens and fairways had come on leaps and bounds. We felt the club was probably one of the best in the Midlands.“Ourselves, the green staff, the caterers, the bar staff, the pro and a lot of the members were very pleased and proud that the event took place – and the participants were very complimentary in their praise of the course. The word was spread very well!”Members supported the event as volunteers and those who wanted to play during the championship were able to take advantage of courtesy arrangements with other clubs in the county. “We satisfied all of the requests from everyone who wanted to play elsewhere,” said Martin.England Golf will soon start selecting venues for 2019 and is also filling the small number of remaining gaps for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. England Golf runs almost 50 events each year, ranging from competitions for handicap golfers to prestigious championships which attract international fields. For more information click here to email James Crampton.Caption: Robin Hood Golf Club (Image © Leaderboard Photography).The venues for 2016 events are:May5 South Region Medal Final, Blackmoor, Hampshire10-13 English Senior Women’s Championship, Ross on Wye, Gloucestershire14-15 England v France, Formby, Lancashire15 South West Region Medal Final, Kingsdown, Wiltshire17 Brabazon Trophy – Southern Qualifier, Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire17 Brabazon Trophy – Northern Qualifier, Fulford, Yorkshire19 East Region Medal Final , Thetford, Norfolk24 Midlands South Region Medal Final, Ladbrook Park, Warwickshire29 Midlands North Region Medal Final, Penn, Staffordshire31 North Region Medal Final, Lancaster, LancashireJune1-3 English Senior Men’s Open Championship, Kirby Muxloe/Rothley Park, Leicestershire & Rutland14-16 English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship, Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire22-25 Brabazon Trophy, The London Club, Kent30-2 July English Women’s Open Match Play Championship, Holme Hall, LincolnshireJuly1-3 Logan Trophy, Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire6 English Schools’ Team Championship, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire7-8 Senior Men’s & Women’s Midlands Tournament, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire12-14 McGregor Trophy, Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex12-14 English Women’s Amateur Championship, West Lancs, Lancashire19-22 Carris Trophy, Hunstanton25-30 English Men’s Amateur Championship, Ganton/Scarborough South Cliff, Yorkshire26-28 English Girls’ Open Championship, The Nottinghamshire26-28 English Girls’ U16/U14 Open Championships, The NottinghamshireAugust2-4 Reid Trophy, Porters Park, Hertfordshire3-4 Senior Men’s & Women’s South Tournament , Tandridge, Surrey8-12 England Golf Week, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire:8 Club Team Championship9 County Presidents/Secretaries9 & 12 Sponsors/Corporate9-10 Golf Captains Final11 Grand Medal Final11-12 English Junior Champion Club12 Gold Medal Final16-17 Women and Men’s Par 3, Ampfield, Hampshire16-18 English Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship, Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire23-25 Boys’ County Finals, Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire31-1 Sept Senior Men’s & Women’s North Tournament, Wetherby, YorkshireSeptember5-6 PING Grand & Plate Finals, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire10-11 County Champion of Champions, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire12-16 Women’s County Finals, Waterlooville, Hampshire17-18 English Champion Club, Stoke by Nayland, Essex23-25 Men’s County Finals, Sandwell Park, Staffordshire27-28 Brenda King Foursomes, Clevedon, SomersetOctober4-6 Senior Men’s County Finals, Chipping Sodbury, GloucestershireClick here to find out more about England Golf championships 1 Dec 2015 Clubs invited to host England championships
The full England team was Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon); Yorkshire’s Dan Brown (Masham), David Hague (Malton & Norton) and Will Whiteoak (Shipley); Todd Clements (Braintree, Essex); Staffordshire’s Jack Gaunt (Drayton Park) and Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham); Somerset’s Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park) and Tom Sloman (Taunton & Pickeridge); Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) and Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire). Sloman was injured on the eve of the championship and was unable to play. Tags: Ireland, Men’s Home Internationals For Ireland it was the signal for celebrations with team captain Tony Goode, bowing out on a high after his three years in office. Not only is this the first time that Ireland has successfully won the trophy four years in a row, but he believes he is the first captain to amass three consecutive wins. The final day drama was played out on a cold and blustery day, with frequent heavy rain showers in the morning – but the quality of the golf provided plenty of sparkle for the spectators. “It’s historic, an amateur record,” he commented, as he paid tribute to his team. “The boys at the front led as I expect them to and the boys at the back did exceptionally well. It was an absolutely great performance.” In the play-off for third place Wales beat Scotland 9.5-5.5. Team captain Kevin Tucker remarked: “I’m incredibly proud of my team, they were underdogs and they nearly pulled it off. They were great.” Images copyright Leaderboard Photography After 36 holes of ups and downs, drama and suspense, they halved their match with 7.5 points apiece. But, over the three days, Ireland had won 26.5 games to England’s 26 – and, once again, the Raymond Trophy will be travelling home with them. There was still hope. If England could win the last three games the title would be theirs and Josh Hilleard, Bradley Moore and Jake Burnage were all up after 12 holes. Hilleard was taken to the 16th and Moore to the 17th before they secured their points and, as the pressure grew, Burnage dropped one behind on 17 with a bogey after his tee shot was bunkered. Dan Brown (pictured) and Will Whiteoak put their winning points on the board and Matthew Jordan squeezed a half out of the top game. But Ireland were also making ground with the wins of Conor O’Rourke, Caolan Rafferty and Colin Fairweather and a half from Alex Gleeson – and it became clear that the match would go down to the wire. It was the end of England’s chances, but he won the 18th with a solid par after Colm Campbell went out of bounds, halving his game and the overall scoreline. For the record, Burnage is playing at this level for the first time while Colm Campbell has been Ireland’s anchorman for the last three years and has lost just once in that time. As the singles unfolded, it was England who had the upper hand for much of the afternoon. Although Ireland led in the top two games the rest were going England’s way and a narrow win looked in sight. 18 Aug 2017 Ireland make history with narrow win For England, there was huge disappointment once again. They lost this championship last year on the last putt on the last green. They lost the gold medal in the European team championships a few weeks ago on the last putt on the last green. Today, they were denied victory when they were within touching distance of claiming the prize. Click here for full scores. Ireland cast the first blow in the foursomes, which they won 3-2 after the final game of the morning was decided by stunning golf between the England partnership of Jake Burnage and Bradley Moore and their opponents, Colm Campbell and John Ross Galbraith. Ireland birdied 15, England birdied 16, both pairs birdied 17, but Ireland went up the last 1up and held on to their advantage. Ireland won the Men’s Home internationals for an historic fourth year in a row as they snatched victory over England today by just a half game point. The teams had each won their earlier two matches against Scotland and Wales and they met in a title showdown on the final day of the championship at Moortown, Yorkshire.