While conducting counter-piracy patrols north of the Seychelles, ESPS Galicia provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered serious injuries to his hand on Sunday, September 6.After receiving a distress call from the fishing vessel’s owners, ESPS Galicia sailed towards its location and as soon as it was in range, the Spanish Navy warship’s helicopter was launched.A member of the helicopter’s crew was lowered down to the fishing vessel to help air lift the seafarer to ESPS Galicia.Once on board, the warship’s surgical team, led by Major Rafael Tamburri Bariain, provided specialist medical treatment to the seafarer’s hand and the seafarer is now expected to make a full recovery.Following the operation, the seafarer was transported by the ship’s helicopter to a hospital in the Seychelles.Since the start of Operation Atalanta in December 2008 many EU Naval Force warships have assisted seafarers in distress in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.Image: EU Navfor View post tag: Injured ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer September 7, 2015 View post tag: ESPS Galicia Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Galicia Assists Injured Seafarer Share this article View post tag: africa Authorities View post tag: Seafarer
Casey Burnett was the Friday night Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winner at US 36 Raceway. (Photo by Judy Staley)By Rick StaleyOSBORN, Mo. (June 15) – Casey Burnett proved the fastest of 20 entries in Friday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at US 36 Raceway.Burnett battled side-by-side with Matt lent for the front spot before edging ahead. Lent ended at the runner-up and third was Chris Wright.Chad Clancy picked up his second local IMCA Modified win of the season, holding off Shadren Turner for the checkers.Brad Whitney led every lap of the caution-free IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and Tyler Drueke topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed how Steven Gerrard tried to persuade him to remain at Liverpool during the summer. While Shelvey prepares to face his former colleagues, his manager Michael Laudrup is set to include young Spaniard Alvaro Vazquez in his squad for the first time against the Reds, having brought in the Getafe striker on loan on deadline day. While the Spain Under-21 international is unlikely to start, Laudrup hopes the variety he brings to the Swansea attack will provide an extra dimension. “I always thought we needed one more striker and one with different characteristics to Wilfried Bony and Michu,” he said. “We needed more depth in our squad to make runs in behind the defence and he will give us those movements that we will need. “All the players we looked at and talked to had those characteristics because that is where I felt we were lacking. “He had a hard season last year but I remember how well he did at Espanyol. We looked at four or five possibilities, but it came down to value for money. “It is not that I always want to bring in Spanish players but it is that combination of the quality and the price. That is what is relevant and that is how it is.” Shelvey spent three years working alongside the Reds talisman, who will captain Liverpool for the 400th time at the Liberty Stadium, and was seen as being the natural long-term successor to the 33-year-old England captain. But Shelvey opted to leave Merseyside for Swansea in search of regular game time during the summer and has made an encouraging start to life in south Wales. Press Association He can understand why his decision may have surprised some, including Gerrard, but he has no regrets. “I said to him (Gerrard) that I might have to go elsewhere to get football, he told me ‘stay here, you’ll get your chance’,” said Shelvey. “It was great to hear that from him but I felt I needed to come away. “You probably think I’m mad because that’s turning him down to stay there but I felt I had to come away to play, I’m lucky that I’ve found my feet at a club like Swansea.” But Shelvey admits Gerrard has always been an influence on his career. He said: “I’ve always tried to emulate him as a player. He has always been my favourite player but I suppose there comes a time in your life when you can’t copy him. You have got to be your own player. “I’m not going out there every game and saying ‘I’ve got be like Steven Gerrard’. “I play the way I play and if that’s the way he plays then brilliant because I’d be happy to have half the career he’s had.”
What looked like a blowout heading into the seventh — Colorado led 8-2 — suddenly turned into a game when the Dodgers scored five runs. But Ottavino restored order, with De La Rosa (9-6) nervously watching on a television in the clubhouse.“We kept coming and the guys kept going,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Ottavino came in and did a nice job.”Dan Haren (8-5) gave up a season-high eight runs in 5 1-3 innings while striking out eight. He had a hard act to follow after teammate Clayton Kershaw’s masterful performance the night before, when he allowed two hits in eight innings.“I did my best, just didn’t work out,” Haren said.He felt like he had his good stuff, too. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Baseball’s a humbling game,” Haren said. “Five days ago, I couldn’t have felt any better. Today, I just wore it, basically, out there.”The Rockies are 3-16 since June 16 — with De La Rosa accounting for every win. The lefty allowed two runs and three hits, all in the first inning. He then watched the bullpen almost completely unravel.“It was a tough situation, but we got out of there,” said De La Rosa, who tied Jeff Francis for the second-most wins (64) in Rockies history.Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer, Corey Dickerson added a solo shot and Wilin Rosario contributed two RBI singles as the Rockies ended a six-game slide against the Dodgers. The team was without NL hitting leader Troy Tulowitzki, who rested a tight groin for a second straight game.Los Angeles took advantage of three hits and two errors in a two-run first. But De La Rosa was tricky to solve after that.“He’s just effectively wild,” Mattingly explained. “He makes you swing out of the strike zone because he’s always kind of around it.”De La Rosa was taken out for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning after throwing 100 pitches.The Dodgers immediately pounced on reliever Nick Masset, who gave up four runs and recorded no outs before departing with a tweaked left knee.A rusty Boone Logan, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, didn’t fare much better, loading the bases without getting an out.The booing began from the Coors Field crowd, which Rockies manager Walt Weiss fully understood.“We have an 8-2 lead and looked like we had the game in hand,” Weiss said. “It looked like it was slipping away in that seventh.”Enter Ottavino, who got Juan Uribe to hit into a double play. After an intentional walk, Ottavino worked the Rockies out of the jam by striking out A.J. Ellis.In the eighth, Ottavino escaped another sticky situation by striking out Yasiel Puig and getting Hanley Ramirez to ground out with Dee Gordon on second.“Tried to bring everything I had,” Ottavino said. “It worked out today.”Colorado had a chance to cushion its lead in the eighth, but Puig added another highlight-reel catch to his growing collection of memorable grabs in right. He came in on a ball before realizing it was over his head. He dived backward to make the grab, quickly got up and rifled a throw to the infield, doubling up Rosario at third after the Rockies catcher tried to tag up.LaTroy Hawkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.“Luckily for us, we were able to hang on there,” Stubbs said. “Regardless if it’s 8-7 or 8-2, a win’s a win.”NOTES >> Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (left ankle sprain) was scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Saturday night and play six innings in left field for Triple-A Albuquerque. … Dodgers LHP Scott Elbert (left elbow surgery) had his rehab assignment halted because of soreness in his left big toe. … Gordon stole his 42nd base, the most by a Dodgers player before the All-Star break since Maury Wills had 55 in 1965. DENVER — The big bats in the Dodgers’ lineup scuffled against Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa and then erupted on the Rockies’ bullpen.That is, until reliever Adam Ottavino entered and put the brakes on the comeback.De La Rosa threw six strong innings before giving way to a shaky bullpen as the Rockies snapped a five-game skid by holding off the NL West-leading Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.The Dodgers made the Rockies sweat, though.
CHARLES CITY — The Floyd County Fair’s ground entertainment and grandstand attractions have been cancelled for this year.A statement says it was determined after consulting with Floyd County public health officials, Floyd County FFA chapters and Extension, and the Fair Board to cancel those events due to the uncertainty of what the public health situation may look like in mid-July.Livestock shows will be held in a “show and go” format with no overnight stalling allowed, and livestock shows will be live-streamed on the fair’s Facebook page.Static exhibits will be dropped off and judged based on a write-up only with no face-to-face judging.A fair queen contest will be held with a number of restrictions put in place, with the “Lil Miss & Mr.” competition being cancelled.No commercial exhibits or camping on the grounds will be allowed.The 2020 Floyd County Fair was scheduled for July 15th through the 19th.
When they meet Saturday night in one of several intriguing games in the penultimate week of the NFL season, the Ravens and Chargers will be chasers. By Sunday night, they could be leaders.Baltimore (8-6) trails Pittsburgh (8-5-1) by a half-game in the AFC North. The Chargers (11-3) are tied with Kansas City for the AFC West lead — and the conference’s best record — but the Chiefs hold the tiebreaker.So the winner will be in solid position for the playoffs; LA already is in. Plus, the Steelers and Chiefs have very difficult road tests. Baltimore, ranked 12th in the AP Pro32 poll, is a 4½-point underdog at the No. 2 Chargers, who have had an extended rest after a sensational comeback win at Kansas City on Dec. 13.CHARGERS, 27-24 AP NFL✔@AP_NFL “They’re playing outstanding football,” Ravens safety Eric Weddle said of his former team. “We’ve got everything in our hands, as do they, so it’s going to be an amazing game, one that will define where our season goes from there.” KNOCKOUT POOL: Baltimore struggled a bit but then “Lamared” the Bucs. Next up, try TENNESSEE.No. 27 Cincinnati (plus 7) at No. 16 ClevelandHard to believe we’re going with Browns as our top choice. We are.BEST BET: BROWNS, 23-13No. 20 Green Bay (minus 1) at No. 29 New York JetsTempted by Houston and Seattle, but see this as …UPSET SPECIAL: J-E-T-S, 20-17No. 5 Los Angeles Rams (minus 14) at No. 32 ArizonaRams’ offense needs to wake up for 60 minutes. This is the time.RAMS, 40-10No. 8 Pittsburgh (plus 5 1-2) at No. 1 New OrleansSaints’ offense needs to wake up for 60 minutes. This is the time.SAINTS, 34-24No. 6 Houston (plus 2 1-2) at No. 15 PhiladelphiaSuch a huge game for both sides. In Foles we trust.EAGLES, 24-23No. 3 Kansas City (minus 2 1-2) at No. 10 SeattleChiefs could go from No. 1 seed to wild card, especially if they lose here.SEAHAWKS, 26-24No. 23 New York Giants (plus 9 1-2) at No. 9 IndianapolisColts believe they are playoff bound. Giants won’t get in way.COLTS, 30-20No. 18 Washington (plus 10) at No. 14 Tennessee, SaturdayTitans believe they are playoff bound. Redskins won’t get in way.TITANS, 22-15No. 24 Tampa Bay (plus 7) at No. 11 DallasDallas came back to Earth last week, should soar this week.COWBOYS, 26-13No. 25 (tie) Buffalo (plus 13) at No. 7 New EnglandNo more road nightmares for Patriots, who are 6-0 at Foxborough.PATRIOTS, 30-23No. 13 Minnesota (minus 5 1-2) at No. 25 (tie) DetroitWild-card spot could depend on win here for Vikings.VIKINGS, 26-14No. 4 Chicago (minus 3 1-2) at No. 28 San FranciscoNiners won’t be intimidated by Bears’ D after handling Seahawks’ D.BEARS, 17-13No. 22 Atlanta (plus 3) at No. 19 CarolinaRon Rivera deserves better than what players have delivered. Dan Quinn, too.PANTHERS, 21-20No. 21 Denver (minus 2 1-2) at No. 31 Oakland, Monday nightLast home game in Bay Area for Raiders?BRONCOS, 19-13No. 30 Jacksonville (plus 4 1-2) at No. 17 MiamiAt least it should be sunny for this one.DOLPHINS, 23-20___2018 RECORD:Last Week: Against spread (7-8-1). Straight up (9-7)Season Totals: Against spread (110-101-8). Straight up: (145-77-2)Best Bet: 5-10 against spread, 10-5 straight upUpset special: 8-7 against spread, 7-7-1 straight up___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Pro Football Writer @wilner88 picks Saturday’s Ravens-Chargers game and other matchups with playoff implications. Read the story: http://apne.ws/f2sgp75 Twitter Ads info and privacy See AP NFL’s other Tweets 11:30 PM – Dec 19, 2018
“I want to see them rounding second base,” said the base burglar, Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who had a good view of that portion of the diamond.“In the Cardinals’ starting lineup, eight guys, half of them have got to be able to round second base. If they can’t, then we have to work on it,” Brock said.What Brock was saying is that, even in this power age, good baseball teams need to be able to go from first to third on base hits.“The (New York) Yankees were a very good first-to-third ballclub. It’s part of the game,” said Brock.“Base running sounds simple. But there’s a scientific aspect to it that is a must.”Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Brock’s first-to-third concentration “makes perfect sense. They all have to be able to do it. But half of them have to be able to it religiously. That’s a big 90 feet (between second and third).”The Cardinals, on a recent Sunday, were a good first-to-home club, scoring eight runs but losing 10-8 to the New York Mets, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.In his best Lou Brock imitation in the first, Matt Carpenter walked, stole second and scored on a bloop single by Jedd Gyorko. Then, in the second, Carpenter did something else that Brock occasionally did as a leadoff man. He homered.“I had nothing like a Lou Brock game,” argued Carpenter.“I had an opening to take a base. It was a good count. It was there, so I did that. I hit a ball out.“It was a good day. But nobody has a Lou Brock game.”Brock has had it rough in recent years. But he’s alive and well, relatively so, anyway, considering that his left leg had to be amputated four years ago because of diabetes complications. And because his lower back still bothers him because of the blood cancer (multiple myeloma) that jumped him a couple of years ago. And because he has had a heart condition, stemming, he said, from some contamination in his left leg. And because last November he had a stroke, which, he said, he didn’t know he had.“The only way I believed it was that I couldn’t talk for a week,” said Brock. Through some therapy, his voice has recovered to a degree. His speech isn’t quite as clear as it was for his first 79 years, but he managed an uproarious laugh when he was kidded that sometimes the oft verbose Brock didn’t make much sense anyway when he was speaking.“That was pretty good,” said Brock, bumping fists with a friend. “Pretty good. You’re probably right.”Now, Brock is making speeches from a podium. And he is working daily to deal with his latest ailment.“I’m almost finished with that,” he said, optimistically.“Then I’ll be really ready to hang out. If I could talk, I’d be OK.”Although his body has been ravaged more than anyone’s should be, Brock has a default area. “The brain,” said Brock, “is off-limits.”The will to live is unquestioned, and Brock said the alternative “honestly never crossed my mind. I had not one incidence where I felt like giving up — even with the stroke. I’m hanging in there, man.”First, Stan Musial died six years ago at 92. Then Red Schoendienst died last year at 95.Bob Gibson, at 83, and Brock are the Cardinals Hall of Fame senior citizens now. “I used to hang out with Red a lot. He was protecting me,” said Brock, with a smile.Schoendienst, watching Brock deal with health problems in recent years, used to say, “That’s a tough kid, right there.”After his playing career ended in 3,023 hits and then a record 938 stolen bases, Brock has been an instructor in Cardinals camp and a broadcaster. He went to work as a base running consultant for the Minnesota Twins, who then went on to win the World Series in 1987.“Then I got a call from Tommy Lasorda of the Dodgers and they won the World Series (in 1988),” Brock said.“I didn’t get another chance until ’94 when the Montreal Expos were in first place. And then the strike came. I was taken out of the market,” said Brock, laughing.Brock said he didn’t know yet how good the Cardinals would be this season. But he applauded the acquisition of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.“With him and (Marcell) Ozuna here, the only thing they were missing last year was another bat,” Brock said. “This year that bat is here. And they didn’t change anybody (in trade) to do anything.”Brock also said he liked their up-the-middle combination of catcher Yadier Molina, shortstop Paul DeJong, second baseman Kolten Wong and center fielder Harrison Bader.“The kid in center field may be the thing they’re looking for to go to the next level,” Brock said. “He puts the pressure on. I hope he doesn’t stop.“If Bader is batting .110, put him out there.”On June 18, Brock will turn 80. He promises there will be a party.“Baseball, look out,” he said.___Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com Despite recent illnesses, Hall of Famer Lou Brock still inspires the St. Louis Cardinals.ST. LOUIS (AP) — On the observation deck outside the Cardinals’ offices in right-center field, and under an umbrella to protect against the heat, sat an interested observer on a recent Sunday.
The rags to riches story continues for the B.C. Lions.Travis Lulay, and a suffocating B.C. defence, sparked the Lions to a 40-23 rout of the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL Western Final Sunday before 41,313 fans at B.C Place in Vancouver.The win advances the Lions to the 99th Grey Cup next Sunday in, once again, Vancouver at B.C Place against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.The Bombers dumped the Hamilton Tiger Cats 19-3 in the Eastern Final in Winter Peg.The Lions, starting the season with a unthinkable 0-5 mark — a record that had some calling for the firing of head coach Wally Buono — reeled off wins in 11 in the remaining 13 games to finish the season on top of the Western Division with an 11-7 mark. Sunday the Lions broke open the game with a quick striking offence as Lulay connected with Geroy Simon and 14-yard strike to Andrew Harris during a 20-point second quarter.Despite allowing Edmonton to score majors in the second half, Lulay sealed the game with a 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The major is the longest run in franchise history during the playoffs. The Lions are the first team since the 2008 Montreal Alouettes to play a Grey Cup at home. The last team to win a Grey Cup on home turf was the 1994 B.C. Lions, who beat Baltimore 26-23. Sunday was only the second time in seven meetings B.C. beat Edmonton in a Western Final. It was also the first time in three games the Lions won at home. Game time Sunday is approximately 3 p.m. PST. Notes: The Lions wore the letters DR on their helmets in memory of Dylan Reichelt, the son of B.C. trainer Bill Reichelt who was killed last week in a car accident. . . . Immediately after Geroy Simon scored his touchdown, his first move was to sign the ball and present it to the Lions trainer.
BOB EDWARDS, OWNER OF ZINDAYA, WINNER: “It’s special. She’s our first-ever stakes winner. (Zindaya won her first stakes race at Belmont in May 2015, giving Bob Edwards his first stakes victory as an owner.) Javier has done a great job with her. Chad has done a great job with her.“You saw her in the paddock. She looks like a true champ. It’s been a great weekend for us. It’s been a great experience (referring to winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday and today’s Goldikova).This is my first time out here. It’s been a pretty good year and winning this race makes a big difference.” JAVIER CASTELLANO, ZINDAYA, WINNER: “I had a perfect trip. I was on the rail and looking for the seam. I tried to save all the ground I could. I kept track of the pace-setter and tried to follow Hillhouse High and find the best scenario to go for. We thought (Hillhouse High) was going to go and she did. It worked out great. When we swung out at the top of the lane, she gave me a powerful kick.” JOCKEY QUOTES OWNER QUOTES NOTES: Bob Edwards, who races as E Five Racing Thoroughbreds, resides in Boca Raton, FL. Edwards also won his first-ever Breeders’ Cup race with New Money Honey on Friday in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.