RFA Mounts Bay Heads to Mediterranean

Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Mounts Bay Heads to Mediterranean Training & Education RFA Mounts Bay Heads to Mediterranean January 13, 2016 RFA Mounts Bay has sailed from the UK on deployment to the Mediterranean where she will provide a continuous amphibious capability over coming months.The Bay Class Landing Ship is perfectly suited for such a deployment with access to a flight deck, vehicle deck, wet dock, container storage, medical facilities and accommodation for over 300 embarked forces.The 16,000 tonne vessel left her home port of Falmouth last week before travelling to Marchwood, Southampton, to load up vehicles, boats, personnel and stores through the ship’s vast 1,200 m² vehicle deck.Before sailing, Mounts Bay was visited by Rear Admiral Graeme Mackay, Director Carrier Strike, who spoke to the ship’s company and embarked forces and passed on the best wishes of the First Sea Lord.Second Officer Mark Martin, the ship’s communications officer, said: “We are deploying with a sufficient amount of equipment and personnel to enable us to respond to a broad range of operational demands during this deployment.“Once we are in the Mediterranean we will also embark a Wildcat helicopter from 825 Naval Air Squadron which means we will be able to start conducting aviation exercises with partners.” View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: RFA Mounts Bay Share this article read more

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Lecture discusses legacy of Clarence Thomas

first_imgDr. Ralph A. Rossum of Claremont McKenna College gave a lecture on his book “Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration” on Thursday night in the Eck Hall of Law. Rossum focused on exploring Thomas’ specific jurisprudence, or philosophy of law, called originalism.Kevin Song | The Observer The Potenziani Program in Constitutional Studies sponsored the lecture, and Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz, associate professor of political science, introduced Rossum. Rossum began by explaining Thomas’s jurisprudence.“There are three forms of originalism, which are known as original intent, original understanding and original public meaning,” Rossum said. “Original intent focuses on the intent of the authors of the Constitution, original understanding focuses on what the provisions of the Constitution meant to the delegates and original public meaning focuses on the meaning in the context of the public with the vocabulary and beliefs of the time.”Rossum wrote a book on Justice Antonin Scalia and his jurisprudence in 2006. He decided to focus on Thomas because his beliefs were similar to Scalia’s, but also encompassed important differences.“Both Scalia and Thomas remain unswayed by the claims of precedent,” Rossum said. “Scalia focuses on original public meaning, while Thomas focuses on the general meaning, which incorporates Scalia’s approach but also considers intent and understanding.”Rossum said another difference between the two justices is their opinions of the Declaration of Independence. Scalia rejects it because he believes it is not relevant, but Thomas highly values the document, Rossum said.“To Thomas, the original intention of the Constitution was to be the fulfillment of the Declaration of Independence,” Rossum said.Rossum gave examples of Thomas’s originalist jurisprudence as applied to the Interstate Commerce Clause, a part of the Commerce Clause that allows Congress to regulate economic activity between states. Rossum said Thomas votes against cases in which the Interstate Commerce Clause is applied, such as Gonzales v. Raisch, because it was not included in the original Constitution.Dr. Donald Drakeman of Princeton University closed the event with remarks on Rossum’s book.“It is a wonderfully done book that shows the incredible consistency of Thomas’s jurisprudence,” Drakeman said.Tags: Antonin Scalia, book, Clarence Thomas, jurisprudence, lecture, SCOTUSlast_img read more

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Cricket News Tendulkar and Middlesex Cricket join hands to launch academy

first_imgMumbai: Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday announced an association with Middlesex Cricket to launch Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy (TMGA).The academy will provide young girls and boys between the age of nine and 14 an opportunity to learn from master blaster Tendulkar himself and Middlesex Cricket.TMGA, a joint venture between SRT Sports Management Ltd and Middlesex Cricket, will begin by launching its first cricket camp at Merchant Taylor’s School in Northwood from August 6-9 followed by other locations in Mumbai and London.Middlesex Cricket has produced players such as Andrew Strauss, Mike Gatting, Denis Compton, John Emburey and Mike Brearley.The comprehensive training curriculum has been developed by the professional coaches at MCCC and Tendulkar himself.TMGA will also provide 100 percent scholarship to the talented underprivileged children.I am delighted to be partnering with Middlesex Cricket on this new venture. The objective is not only to produce good cricketers but also good global citizens of the future. Through this association, Middlesex and I are focused on providing the very best in cricket education, as much as possible, for our students,” said Tendulkar.Richard Goatley, CEO, Middlesex Cricket said, It has been a great privilege over the past six months to work with Sachin Tendulkar and his team in developing what we believe will be the market leading coaching programme in the world.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Senior keeping nose to grindstone

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald PhotoThere is no doubt that the No. 4 Wisconsin men’s hockey team is a hard-working team. But given a choice of picking the player who is hardest on himself and perhaps the hardest working, Ryan MacMurchy may be the choice.He brought an energy and work ethic with him to Wisconsin three years ago and has only built on it since then.”That’s my personality, I’m hard on myself,” the senior winger said. “I’m a perfectionist, and that’s what drives me to do better.”After being recruited by former UW head coach Jeff Sauer, joining the Badgers in their transition year and Mike Eaves’ debut season could have been a struggle.Instead, MacMurchy’s drive to succeed fit the new head coach’s system — every player started on the same level and had to work their way into the lineup — worked perfectly for the then-freshman MacMurchy.”It was great because everything was fresh,” MacMurchy said. “[I] just came in and worked every day and got a ton of ice-time that year.”That work ethic that put him in the lineup as a rookie hasn’t changed and neither has his drive to succeed. And that’s why he’s not happy right now.MacMurchy finished among the top three in scoring for the Badgers in his first three seasons at UW and came into his senior season as the team’s current career leader with 36 goals, 49 assists and 85 points.He had built on his point total every year — after scoring 24 his freshman season, he increased his productivity to 33 points a year ago. In his final season donning the cardinal and white, he expected a similar increase, so sitting fifth on the team with 18 points in 27 games this year just doesn’t cut it for him.”It’s pretty average, kind of inconsistent,” MacMurchy said of his senior season thus far. “I haven’t put up the kind of production I wanted to. I feel like I should’ve been able to be more productive this year, but it just hasn’t worked out that way.”Despite the disappointment in his point production, the Regina, Saskatchewan native says that he has been able to develop his game more this year.”I’m making better decisions and less turnovers,” MacMurchy said. “I’m not a very flashy player, but I make good decisions and I move the puck well, and I’m smarter than I used to be and more experienced. You’ve just got to keep working on trying to get those pucks to go in.”But MacMurchy’s teammates know that it’s not all about goal-scoring and offense. The attitude he brings with him to the ice every day, in practices and in games, is inspiration enough for them.”I like to look at him as the same type of player as me,” freshman winger Jack Skille said. “He’s a work horse down low, and he tries his hardest out there always, and he’s always competing, and he’s got a really great competitive attitude. That’s something you need from your teammates, and he definitely leads by example.””He’s a great teammate and a great guy with incredible work ethic,” junior Andrew Joudrey said. “It rubs off on you. It shows how good of a guy he is.”Joudrey, one of UW’s assistant captains, should know — he’s known MacMurchy since the two reunited at Wisconsin.When Joudrey showed up to play for the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, he didn’t know anybody. He was quickly paired up on a line with the elder MacMurchy who took him under his wing.”I was kind of a fish out of water,” Joudrey said. “He was great. He brought me along everywhere and showed me the ropes of the whole process.”That friendship was rekindled and has only grown since Joudrey joined the Badger lineup two years ago. The two are friends on and off the ice and roommates when the team goes on the road.”We had a great relationship and had a lot of success,” MacMurchy said of their time together with the Hounds. “He’s one of my best friends on the team and we know each other really well.”MacMurchy takes pride in leading by example and maintaining his energy and work ethic, but in the end, his lack of numbers on the offensive end still bugs him.Then again, he also knows that there is still work to be done this season. He has fulfilled one dream of playing at a major Division I university already, but another goal, winning a national championship, is still in the works.He is focused on leading his team through the WCHA and NCAA playoffs in hopes of reaching that goal.”I’m working as hard as I can,” MacMurchy said. “I want to bring up that part of my game and help contribute as well. I’m really big on improving, and I’ve kind of been in a little stalemate.”I’m really focused on trying to be more of a go-to guy and more of a goal-scorer in the second half.”Up just two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the Badgers will be looking to their veteran players, including MacMurchy, to lead them to achieve their lofty goals.The senior winger may be able to jump-start his offense this weekend when UW takes on Ohio State at Lambeau Field. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Canada, he is no stranger to cold weather and playing outside.MacMurchy described a peewee game that he played in when the temperature was 40 degrees below zero on a small-town rink.”I remember our whole team was wearing gloves underneath and between intermission. We all took our skates off and passed the blow dryer around trying to warm our feet up,” he said. “That’s one of my bad experiences with cold weather, but that’s extreme.”Although he’s had bad experiences with cold-weather games, MacMurchy shares the excitement of his teammates heading into the Frozen Tundra Classic this weekend.”It’s going to bring back childhood memories playing outdoors again,” MacMurchy said. “It should be a fun game.”last_img read more

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William Hill signals intentions to convert NYX shares

first_img Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles Share SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon William Hill has issued a corporate update with regards to the conversion of its preference shares becoming ordinary NYX shares prior to 4 December, in order to enable William Hill to vote in the proposed acquisition of NYX by Scientific Games Corporation.The announcement follows on from lengthy negotiations between William Hill and Scientific Games over a potential commercial agreement that could follow the purchase of NYX. To require William Hill to vote for the deal, the betting operator has underlined the importance of numerous conditions, including rights to a copy of NYX source code and certain anti-competitive arrangements in US jurisdictions.William Hill has also raised concerns about the deal and has revealed that ahead of the proposed acquisition it “is considering its options,” emphasising that if the two are unable to reach an agreement, it will move to block the deal between Scientific Games and NYX. Should the deal come to fruition, Scientific Games will offer shareholders 112% growth, by paying  C$2.40 per ordinary share of NYX in cash. For William Hill, opting to convert shares into ordinary shares, would lead to a loss of approximately C$49.7 million. Utilising the advice of its financial and legal advisers has outlined its priority to continue to work in the best interests of its shareholders, whilst securing the acquisition is best suited to security and fairness for NYX. This latest story in the case follows on from Scientific Games confirming that it will sanction a private offering of $350 million senior secured notes due for reimbursement in 2025 in order to fund the bid, that would be made up of both cash and debt.Should the deal be concluded, it will result in Scientific Games boasting one of the most expansive industry digital services portfolios, given that NYX currently provides content to William Hill, Betsson, bet365, Caesars Interactive and others.last_img read more

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€100,000 OF CARS STOLEN IN DARING RAID ON GARAGE

first_imgA daring gang has escaped with more than €100,000 worth of cars during a raid on a well-known car showroom.The gang struck at Colm Dillon Car Sales in Manorcunningham in the early hours of this morningThree “high end” cars were stolen in the raid which Gardai believe was well-planned. The cars were parked alongside other stock in the open courtyard area.The car raiders broke into the main showroom area and went looking for keys belonging to the various cars they had “pin-pointed” to steal.The gang located a locked cupboard used to store the keys and ripped the door open.Dozens of other sets of keys were clearly visible on the floor of the offices at the showroom yesterday morning. Gardai believe the thieves could have been in the building for a considerable period of time before finding the keys for the stolen cars.Gardai are remaining tight-lipped about the identity of the stolen cars for operational reasons but it is believed they may include both and Audi and a BMW.Gardai are liaising with the PSNI in the belief the cars may have been stolen by a gang from Northern Ireland and driven across the border close by.It is not believed a car transporter was used to remove the stolen cars.A clearly upset Mr Colm Dillon was at his garage yesterday surveying the damage to his garage and the theft of the cars. Mr Dillon said “I can’t say anything at the moment. I would prefer to allow Gardai to do their job. This is just awful.”Mr Dillon is hugely-respected in business circles across Donegal where he has been in business since 1975.He started selling cars in a small garage in nearby Ballylawn before moving to the modern car showroom at Drumbarnett in 2007.The garage is extremely popular amongst car buyers from both sides of the border. Gardai forensic experts yesterday (SUN) arrived at the scene of the robbery to begin their investigation.A Garda spokesman said “A full investigation into this incident is currently underway.“We would appeal to anybody who was on the main Letterkenny to Derry Road at any time on Saturday night or the early hours of Sunday morning and may have noticed anybody acting suspiciously to contact the Gardai,” he said.Ends€100,000 OF CARS STOLEN IN DARING RAID ON GARAGE was last modified: July 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cars stolenColm DillonGardairaidlast_img read more

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EUROPEAN SURFERS FLOCK TO DONEGAL TO CATCH TIDAL SURGE WAVES

first_imgHUNDREDS of surfers from around Ireland and Europe have descended on Co Donegal today – to ride massive waves from the tidal surge.They are taking to the waters off Bundoran and Rossnowlagh with waves up to 70-ft high.Neil Britton from Finn MacCool Surf School in Rossnowlagh said: “There are people here from all over Europe. “These are unprecedented waves and they are coming here to surf them.”Hotels and B&Bs in the south west of the county are reporting a large rise in bookings as a result of the storm. EUROPEAN SURFERS FLOCK TO DONEGAL TO CATCH TIDAL SURGE WAVES was last modified: January 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EUROPEAN SURFERS FLOCK TO DONEGAL TO CATCH TIDAL SURGE WAVESlast_img read more

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