HMAS Success makes last overseas visit before retiring


first_img Share this article Photo: HMAS Success conducts a replenishment at sea approach exercise with KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai after a port visit to Makassar in Indonesia. Photo: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Success View post tag: RAN Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success conducted its last foreign port visit before retiring after 33 years of service.Success visited Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in what was also the final port visit by the Indo-Pacific 2019 (IPE19) joint task group, which included HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle.The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Darren Grogan, said the visit was important.“Indonesia is a vital partner for us; we are close friends and neighbors and share the world’s longest maritime boundary,” Captain Grogan said.“Our defense relationship is a longstanding one focused on a wide variety of security-related matters like counter terrorism, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and peacekeeping.“This was a successful port visit for us and the IPE19 Joint Task Force, but this is the last time this hardworking, proud and professional Navy ship will get to see foreign shores.”Success will stop in Cairns and Brisbane on the way to Sydney for her decommissioning at the end of next month.last_img read more

ND athletics tells students ‘this is not the time to relax’ in preparation for first home game


first_imgVice president of Notre Dame athletics Jack Swarbrick urged the campus community Thursday in an email to continue following safety precautions at Notre Dame’s first football game of the season Saturday.“This is not the time to relax,” Swarbrick said in the email. “If we let down our guard, no matter how briefly, the momentum you have built will quickly be lost, and so too will our chances of winning the battle against COVID-19.”He reminded students that all forms of tailgating are prohibited, and all will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distance throughout the game. Students must also remain in the seats assigned to them.“I am very proud of all that your fellow students on the football team have done to put themselves in a position to represent you on the field this year,” Swarbrick said. “I am also proud that, unlike almost every other university in the country, Notre Dame, with support from our local public health officials, found a way to ensure that every student who wanted to attend home football games during the pandemic has the opportunity to do so.”Tags: COVID-19, Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame footballlast_img read more

‘Alternative Baseball’ looks to expand to Southern Tier


first_imgThe program is called “Alternative Baseball,” and was founded in 2016 by Taylor Duncan. Duncan was diagnosed with autism when he was 4-years old, and is looking to bring others an opportunity he was often denied. Over four years, Alternative Baseball has spread to 40 programs across 16 states. As he looks to bring it to the Southern Tier, Duncan hopes to keep powering through perception, a motto he has instilled within the program. “We are more than capable of doing the same things as other typical peers can,” says Duncan. “We’re united together. I don’t just call it a baseball team or baseball league, I call it an experience.” The next step in bringing Alternative Baseball to Binghamton is finding a coach and volunteers. For more information, click here. The program follows traditional baseball rules, and players can have any experience to join. In addition to the physical skills taught on the diamond, the reward off it is what Duncan aspires to spread. Duncan says “it was time for me to share what I’ve learned with others just like myself who just want the same experiences.” Alternative Baseball is for teenagers and adults ages fifteen and older living with disabilities. Duncan says he’s noticed after graduation age, services are limited. “There needs to be more resources and more outlets for those like myself to be able to be out there.”center_img “They learn the social skills, they learn how to work together as a team, it brings around the team camaraderie, they build a team chemistry skill.” “I faced a lot of social stigma and a lot of preconceived ideas of what one with autism can and cannot accomplish,” said Duncan. Duncan is fighting to erase the stigma with his new program, which he initially introduced in Dallas, Ga. (WBNG) — An organization providing the opportunity to play baseball for people living with autism and disabilities is eyeing Binghamton as its next stop. last_img read more

Syracuse wins 2nd straight road Big East win with 2-0 victory over Villanova


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2012 at 12:23 am Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweets Louis Clark chipped to Lars Muller. Muller headed the ball past Villanova goalkeeper John Fogarty. And in the 68th minute of Wednesday’s road contest, Syracuse broke a scoreless tie that propelled it over the Wildcats and gave the team its second consecutive Big East win on the road.The 2-0 win gives Syracuse (11-4, 4-2 Big East) its fourth conference victory — the most in a season for SU since 2008. More importantly, the victory separates head coach Ian McIntyre’s team from the Wildcats (10-3-2, 2-1-2) for second place in the conference’s red division and gives it a chance to catch Louisville for first.“Earning a win over such a well-coached team was huge,” McIntyre said after the game. “They had no divisional losses until tonight, so to make that happen means we were able to beat a quality opponent tonight.”McIntyre said his team upped its intensity again to earn a quality victory.As it did against South Florida last weekend, the Orange continued its aggressive play from the opening whistle, registering the first three shots in the opening 10 minutes of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMuller finally broke through late in the second half, though. Sixty-eight minutes into the game, he timed a header just right on a long pass from Clark. The ball went right by Fogarty on the near post and gave Syracuse a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.Syracuse widened its lead in the 89th minute from a Villanova own goal. But after the game, McIntyre couldn’t help but think about the first score — and what it could mean this Saturday as his team plays its last home game against DePaul at SU Soccer Stadium.“It was a pretty goal from both ends, but it was also an important goal,” said McIntyre. “If we can take the momentum from that score and this win going forward, we’ll be in pretty good shape.” Commentslast_img read more