Somali Pirates Flee Captured Dhow


first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Somali Pirates Flee Captured Dhow View post tag: Naval View post tag: Pirates View post tag: Captured View post tag: Dhow Share this article The master confirmed his ordeal to members of the Boarding Team from the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg, after the German warship had closed the sea area to investigate the dhow.The master stated that the pirates had forced him and his crew to sail to the Gulf of Aden, where they had planned to use the dhow as a ‘mother ship’ to attack merchant ships at sea.Before they left the dhow, the master said that the pirates had stolen electronic equipment and other personal items from the crew.Speaking about the incident, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, stated “This event confirms that the piracy threat is still very real. The deterrence and swift action by EU Naval Force has once again denied freedom of action to pirates.”Warships and patrol aircraft from EU Naval Force continue their counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Press Release, April 28, 2014; Image: EU Navfor On Saturday 26 April the master of a dhow spoke of his relief after 6 armed pirates, who had taken his vessel and crew hostage, fled the scene after sightings of an EU Naval Force Spanish maritime patrol and reconnaissance (MPRA) aircraft.center_img Somali Pirates Flee Captured Dhow View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Somali View post tag: Flee April 28, 2014last_img read more

US Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown


first_imgThe group also asked the administration to work with allies and partners to hold a Security Council meeting at the United Nations to appoint a special rapporteur to look into the situation in Xinjiang province.The United States and China have been at loggerheads for months over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s imposition of a new security law in Hong Kong. It is also ramping up pressure on China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang.The United Nations estimates that more than a million Muslims have been detained in camps there. China has denied mistreatment and says the camps provide vocational training and help fight extremism.Last month, President Donald Trump signed a bill, which Congress passed with only one “no” vote, calling for sanctions over the repression of Uighurs. The legislation for the first time calls for sanctions on a member of China’s powerful Politburo, Xinjiang’s Communist Party secretary, Chen Quanguo, as responsible for “gross human rights violations.”Topics : More than 75 US senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over its crackdown in that country’s Xinjiang province and make a formal determination whether its treatment of Muslim Uighurs and other groups constitutes an atrocity, including genocide.”It is time for action,” members of the Senate and House of Representatives, led by Republican Senator Marco Rubio, wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, asking them to sanction the Chinese officials responsible for the mistreatment of Uighurs.”These human rights abuses demand a response from the United States as well as the international community because evidence strongly indicates that the Chinese government is intentionally working to destroy and essentially wipe out Uyghur families, culture, and religious adherence and encouraging violence against women,” said the letter, seen by Reuters.last_img read more

Miller picks up PASS win at Port Royal


first_imgDarren Miller was the Saturday winner when the Pennsylvania Sprint Series traveled to Port Royal Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker)PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 24) – Darren Miller wired the field in the 18-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries main event for the first win of his career Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.Jeff Miller raced into second early from the sixth starting spot and kept the leader honest the en­tire distance of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner.Only on the final lap, as the pair headed to the checkered flag and Darren Miller got bottled up by traffic was Jeff Miller able to challenge, albeit unsuccessfully.Tyler Reeser rode home third followed by Cale Reigle and Ken Duke Jr.Feature results – 1. Darren Miller; 2. Jeff Miller; 3. Tyler Reeser; 4. Cale Reigle; 5. Ken Duke Jr.; 6. Drew Ritchey; 7. Dave Guss Jr.; 8. John Walp; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. Kyle Ganoe; 11. Erin Stat­ler; 12. Tom Worrick; 13. Scott Ellerman; 14. Zach Newlin; 15. Ron Aurand; 16. Reed Thomp­son; 17. Tyler Denochik; 18. Mike Alleman; 19. Stephanie Dodson; 20. Jay Krout; 21. Coltt Lepley; 22. Nathan Gramley; 23. Dave Grube; 24. Brian Sweitzrer.last_img read more

Kane buoyed by timely hat-trick


first_img The 21-year-old’s scarcely-believable rise continues apace, with the Chingford-born forward making it 29 goals in all competitions with his treble against Leicester on Saturday. Kane’s performance helped inspire out-of-sorts Tottenham to a 4-3 win and saw him move top of the top-flight scoring charts – a remarkable feat considering the first of 19 league goals did not arrive until November 2. It capped a whirlwind few days for the striker, who on Sunday is meeting up with the England senior squad for the first time ahead of the matches with Lithuania and Italy. “I can’t wait,” Kane said. “It has been a dream to be called up but obviously I want to go and play. “There is great competition for places and hopefully I can just do my best whilst I am away and see what happens. “(I want to play for England) like any boy would. That’s what I want to do. “There is great competition and I have to keep working hard if I want to get a place in the team.” Kane insists he is able to savour such moments, despite so many things coming “thick and fast”. It is form he wants to keep up and, as much as he wants to impress for England, retains a focus on club matters. Saturday’s win kept Spurs’ hopes of a top-four finish alive and was the perfect response to their insipid display in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester United. Press Association “Obviously we all know that was a poor game from us,” Kane said, speaking to Sky Sports. “There is no hiding away from that, but it is how you react. “I’ve always said we’ve got a great bunch of lads here and again we’ve proved that. We’ve come back with a great win today. “We have got a great squad, we all enjoy it. We’re loving every minute, obviously we want to keep the wins coming and see how far we can get up the table.” The emotions those connected to Leicester are feeling could not be much different. The Foxes are seven points from safety with only nine matches left after the harsh defeat in north London. City’s performance belied that of a side rock-bottom of the standings and manager Nigel Pearson praised his players’ character afterwards. “It’s a very disappointing result for us because I think we deserved more,” he said. “I don’t think we deserved to be on the receiving end of a defeat today. “To be 2-0 down after 13 minutes and really stretch one of the top sides away from home all the way to the end is a measure of the commitment that the players have shown today. “To a man I thought they were really excellent in terms of how they went about trying to win the game.” Harry Kane is “loving every minute” right now as the Tottenham striker prepares to meet up with England for the first time buoyed by a maiden Premier League hat-trick.last_img read more

PBSO sergeant dies during honeymoon


first_imgPalm Beach County, along with family members and friends are in mourning after the sudden loss of a hero.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) Sergeant Tammy Davis-Partridge died on Oct. 7 while on her honeymoon in Las Vegas.The 32-year-old Sergeant and her husband, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Andrew Flink, were married just three days before her unexpected death.(CBS12)Sgt. Davis-Partridge’s body was discovered in the bathroom of their Luxor Hotel room, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office.Christopher Davis-Partridge, Tammy’s brother, told CBS12 that his sister took great pride in her job and always went out of her way to help others.He also described his sister as “the life of the party.”“I got to do the father-daughter dance with her and walk her down the aisle because we don’t have a father,” he said. “When I was dancing with her, she was laughing and cracking up; it was typical Tammy.”“She was sweet, she was funny, and she was the life of the party,” he added.Sgt. Davis-Patridge’s cause of death has not been released at this time.She served her department for over eight-years and made history in February of 2018 as the youngest female to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in her division.(CBS12)last_img read more

Receiving group to deal with departure of Ambles


first_imgWith USC’s Sept. 3 season opener against Minnesota looming, many position battles remain unsettled, namely the race to nab the currently vacant No. 2 wide receiver spot opposite sophomore wideout Robert Woods.Experience · USC coach Lane Kiffin said he now feels comfortable with freshman quarterback Max Wittek taking snaps under center. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanThat position, however, won’t be occupied by sophomore wide receiver Markeith Ambles.USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Tuesday that Ambles, who was ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester, had withdrawn from school and would transfer to a community college, where he will play football and baseball. The former five-star recruit would also be eligible to play immediately.“Markeith is no longer with our program,” Kiffin said. “We wish him the best of luck and we’re moving forward and hopefully he does good things.But even with Ambles’ departure, the Trojans’ offense still has plenty of depth at the wide receiver position, which includes a talented pair of freshmen wideouts: George Farmer and Marquise Lee.Farmer and Lee, as did Woods, attended Serra High School in Gardena, Calif., and have impressed coaches this spring, particularly Lee.As a result of his play, Lee was allowed by the coaching staff to switch from No. 17 to No. 9 Tuesday.“To No. 1, you have to work for it” he said. “I talked to the coach and he said I have to work hard for it.”Lee’s quick adjustment, which has been similar to Woods from last season, has been attributed to his effort to mirror Woods.“I study him all the time, just like all the other receivers,” Lee said. “It’s not just Robert, but it’s a lot of other receivers I pay attention to. They help me on my plays and make sure I know my stuff.”—Kiffin announced freshman tight end Junior Pomee would miss the entire season after he sustained a broken foot during Sunday’s scrimmage.“I thought he was doing great for the little time we had him,” Kiffin said. “So we’re excited about getting him through rehab and ready for the spring.”Because of Pomee’s injury, senior linebacker Ross Cumming and senior defensive end Zack Kusnir have switched to offense to fill the tight end position.Though the Trojans lost one player, redshirt freshman quarterback Jesse Scroggins returned to the practice field after missing five days because of torn ligaments in his throwing thumb sustained during a scrimmage.“Hopefully he’ll be back [practicing] soon,” Kiffin said. “But it is good to have him back in meetings.”Others, including sophomore wide receiver De’Von Flournoy, senior safety Marshall Jones and sophomore tight end Christian Thomas, did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. During practice, senior quarterback Taylor Ashton, redshirt freshman linebacker Dion Bailey, junior tailback Curtis McNeal and redshirt freshman wide receiver Kyle Prater were sidelined, but Kiffin noted the injuries were minor.—With the race for the No. 2 quarterback spot still ongoing, Kiffin made a point to acknowledge the strong play from freshmen signal callers Cody Kessler and Max Wittek. Though they have at times struggled with interceptions and adjusting to the speed of the college, the staff has admitted either should be able to shoulder the load should junior quarterback Matt Barkley be sidelined with an injury.“I think both of them could go in and play for us right now” Kiffin said. “I’m shocked I’m even saying that.”—The defense continued its strong play, forcing a number of sacks and incomplete passes during Tuesday’s mock scrimmage. Senior linebacker Chris Galippo returned to practice following a shoulder injury and has had to battle freshman linebacker Lamar Dawson to maintain his stranglehold on the starting position.“I’m feeling decent, but I can do better,” said Dawson, who was awarded the coveted No. 55 jersey last spring. “There’s a lot of tradition. There’s a lot of pressure for me, but I got to live up to the number. I’m steppin’ up to the challenges.”As of right now, no position battles have been settled, according to Kiffin. For the remainder of the week, players will continue with normal practice before preparation for the season opener against Minnesota begins closer to the weekend.last_img read more