HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers

first_img View post tag: Naval HMS Somerset has been at the centre of an advanced course for the next generation of warfare officers.HMS Somerset has spent the week at sea on complex war-fighting exercises designed to test skills of the next generation of Royal Navy principal warfare officers as the ship became a dynamic floating classroom.Under pressure students of the 13-month long course took part in the 96-hour assessment where they became extra members of the ship’s crew taking part in challenging war scenarios culminating in the legendary ‘Thursday War’.HMS Somerset’s captain, Commander Mike Smith said:It’s been an important week for developing the next generation of warfare officers, both the students and my crew gained a great deal from the time spent together in a high pressure environment.Passing on our knowledge and seeing the students’ progress has been highly rewarding.The frigate’s crew of 180 worked 24 hours a day to provide the weapons, sensors, engines and even the extra meals required to keep the training going, with many at work deep inside the ship and not seeing daylight for several days.Other Royal Naval ships and aircraft formed a training convoy escorting and protecting a cargo ship serving an imaginary country under attack. The aircraft simulate enemy jets and missiles to provide the highest degree of realism as they repeatedly attacked HMS Somerset to test her defences. The ship is also expected to ‘fight’ while dealing with simulated fire and flood war damage.The advanced phase comes at the end of the course teaching warfare officers procedures, tactics and provides technical and legal training required to operate in a multiple-threat environment.HMS Somerset now returns to patrol, protecting the UK’s national interests.Press release, Image: UK Navy Authorities HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers View post tag: Officers View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS Somerset View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Somerset Prepares the Next Generation of Warfare Officers center_img November 12, 2014 View post tag: prepares View post tag: Warfare View post tag: next View post tag: generation View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Indiana Schools Supt. In Southeast Indiana Wednesday

first_imgRitz is considering various alternatives to decrease snow days in Indiana.Glenda Ritz, state superintendent of public instruction, is visiting southeastern Indiana on Wednesday.She made a stop at the Southeastern Career Center, Central Elementary School in Lawrenceburg and also scheduled to meet with administrators from Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation.Ritz has been considering several options for Indiana’s school districts to make up for the snow days, including implementing longer school days, for example adding an hour on to six different days to equal for one missed day.Another idea is to provide schools with an option of online teaching or have students attend class on select Saturday’s.Several local school corporations have utilized the waiver days she offered in January, but not pursuing extended days, online teaching or weekend classes.“Right now with the number of days we have to make up, we don’t have to look at any of those options,” said Johnny Budd, superintendent of Decatur County School Corporation. “We did apply and receive a waiver for two days.”North and South Decatur students have seven scheduled days to make up. If another snow day would occur, Budd indicated that the corporation has another day during the second week of spring break to use.South Ripley School Corporation will not explore any options that the Ritz is considering, as they have nine days to make up and all have been scheduled.The snow days have forced an extended ISTEP testing period. The original dates were scheduled from March 3 to 12. The State Board of Education voted to allow the ISTEP to be administered any time from March 3 to 21.last_img read more

Juventus 2-2 Napoli AET (5-6 on pens): Benitez’s men seal Supercoppa after epic shootout

first_imgNapoli won the Supercoppa Italiana after triumphing in the penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw withJuventus on Monday.Rafael saved Giorgio Chiellini and Simone Padoin’s efforts from 12 yards at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha to give Napoli their first win in the competition since 1990 and deny Massimiliano Allegri his maiden piece of silverware at Juve.Two Argentina internationals had battled for the headlines before that, with Carlos Tevez netting twice for the Serie A champions and Gonzalo Higuain responding with a double for the Coppa Italia winners.A defensive mistake gifted Tevez the opening goal of the game – his 14th of the season in all competitions – after five minutes, the striker taking full advantage with a composed finish.Higuain levelled things up seven minutes after the hour, Tevez’s compatriot heading home his first goal in seven games.That forced extra time, where Tevez looked to have secured a seventh Supercoppa Italiana crown for Juve early in the second period, but Higuain had other ideas with a last-gasp strike to force penalties. In the shooutout, Tevez missed Juve’s first kick, but it was Padoin’s failure that gave Napoli victory – Rafael diving to his right to palm the ball away despite some earlier heroics from Gianluigi Buffon.The two sides now begin their mid-season break, but will face each other again in their second games back in January at San Paolo.Napoli made a shocking start to the match as some calamitous defending handed Tevez the breakthrough.Raul Albiol and Kalidou Koulibaly challenged each other for a header 20 yards from goal, the loose ball dropped to Tevez and he advanced before coolly slotting under Rafael.Napoli refused to let such a soft goal get to them and, after Jose Callejon had blazed over, Marek Hamsik was denied by the post. The Napoli captain brought the ball down well and unleashed a low shot that deflected off Giorgio Chiellini but, with Gianluigi Buffon beaten, struck the upright.Callejon should have brought his side level after 54 minutes following a pinpoint pass from Hamsik, the Spaniard controlling the ball perfectly only to drag his effort agonisingly wide.Napoli continued to enjoy the better of things and deservedly drew level after 67 minutes as Higuain guided home De Guzman’s left-wing cross.Neither side was able to find a winning goal inside the 90 minutes, but Tevez appeared to have earned the win in the 106th minute, collecting a pass from Paul Pogba and firing into the bottom corner.However, Higuain took the match to penalties with a poacher’s finish, the 27-year-old reacting fastest to poke Dries Mertens’ blocked shot beyond Buffon with two minutes remaining. Both sides missed their opening efforts but Juve fluffed their lines three times with the scores at 5-5, with Padoin’s miss proving decisive after Koulibaly had netted to make it 6-5.last_img read more