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Greensburg native, Seebee serving with the Navy’s 5th Fleet

first_imgManama, Bahrain — Greensburg native, Jacob Atkinson is part of a team working to maintain a naval base in one of the world’s most volatile regions.Seebee, Atkinson is an electrcian at the Manama, Bahrain Navy base, forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf as part of Navy’s 5th Fleet. The area of operation encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and portions of the Indian Ocean. Strategic choke points like the Straight of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen are also in the operations area.“I’m proud to be a Seebee,” said Atkinson. “As a constructionman, I do general electrical maintenance and install or remove any electrical equipment. I like being a Seabee. I can walk across this base and see work we’ve done to improve life here. Presently, we are installing LED lights, which can save significant money for the Navy. What I like about this command is that it’s like family,” said Atkinson. “I’ve learned about Islam and its people. The culture here is very different, but I’ve really come to appreciate it.”Members of the naval construction force in Bahrain provide support to U.S. and coalition forces operating throughout the 5th Fleet’s area of operation.last_img read more

Pugh: Cherries must stick to guns

first_imgMarc Pugh insists Bournemouth must approach their debut Barclays Premier League season with a fearless intent to play the passing football that drove their ascent into the top flight. The Cherries open their first campaign among the game’s elite against Aston Villa on Saturday knowing they are among the relegation favourites. Pugh, the club’s longest-serving player following a five-year spell at Dean Court, believes their best hope of establishing themselves in the Premier League is by refusing to change their playing style. “Everyone has something to prove and you can’t go into a game being fearful. We’re playing in big stadiums and you can’t go hiding,” Pugh said. “We want to stay in the Premier League for a long spell and if we want to be there for four, five, six years we have to play good football. We’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain. “Swansea are an example of team that stuck to their philosophy by trying to play passing football from the back. “I don’t think we can change – we haven’t got the personnel and I think it will stand us in good stead if we can get our pressing game and fluid style of football going. We can’t change for anyone. “The main thing in the Premier League is self-belief and confidence and I believe we have got the characters in the dressing room to get us through.” Six years ago Bournemouth were facing administration and in danger of dropping out of the Football League altogether, only to recover and win promotion as Sky Bet Championship winners. Pugh, who has spent the entirety of his career in the lower divisions, believes they can secure an extended stay at the top. “It’s crazy. As a kid you dream of playing in the Premier League. Lots of people who have started off in the Premier League have had it handed to them on a plate,” Pugh said. “They have been given their chance. Us nobodies have had to work our way up the ladder. There is a lot to prove as a player and as a team. “There’s no talk of relegation that’s for sure. We believe we’re in there because we deserve it.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

4 students taken to the hospital after crash involving a school bus

first_imgFour students have been transported to an area hospital after an early morning crash involving a school bus.The incident was reported on Friday around 9:00 am, along 63rd Avenue and Fletcher Street.While not much is known about the crash at the time, a parent of one of the students who was on the bus, told reporters that her son was headed to Henry D. Perry Education Center at the time of the crash.It is unclear what caused the incident or whether any other vehicles were involved.The condition of the students taken to the hospital are unknown.last_img read more

Cricket News Pulwama Terror Attacks: Removal of Imran Khan’s photo from CCI to be decided, says secretary

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: The fall-out of the Pulwama terror attacks continue as the nation continues to mourn the death of the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives. Cricket players and institutions have offered condolences but the Cricket Club of India (CCI) has taken matters one step further. After covering the photo of former Pakistan skipper and current Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan, the club is deliberating to remove his photo altogether. CCI Secretary Suresh Bafna said to ANI,’We called a meeting on the very next day of the attack & to condemn the attack, we decided to cover the photo. We’ll be deciding soon how to remove the photo.” On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan-based terror organization Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for it.  The CCI, which is an affiliated unit of BCCI, is home to the iconic Brabourne Stadium, which has hosted many Test matches and is considered to be a cricketing hub.The entire CCI premises, including its restaurant, adorn portraits of the greatest cricketers across eras and from all nations. Imran’s portrait is one of them as he was a distinguished former cricket captain, who led Pakistan to 1992 World Cup victory. CCI President Premal Udani confirmed the development to PTI on Saturday, saying a decision in this regard was taken on Friday.CCI President Premal Udani says,”We respect Imran Khan’s cricket credentials but at the same time he is Pakistan PM & we’re just showing our solidarity for our forces & our country””See, CCI is a sports-club and we have photographs of past and present cricketers from all countries. Did we want to show, in our way displeasure on whatever is happening right now. It is a mark of protest.  We have covered it as of now but can’t say right now if we would take it down,” Udani told PTI.Another senior CCI official said that the portrait ‘Porbunder All-rounder’, a restaurant, inside the club premises on the ground floor, which also houses pictures of other past cricketers.In the past, Imran has twice played for Pakistan against India at the Brabourne Stadium. He had lead Pakistan in a festival game against India in 1987. He has also played an ODI at the venue when he leads Pakistan to victory against Australia in a Nehru Cup game in 1989, where he was also declared as the man of the match.center_img Imran Khan led Pakistan in a festival game against India in CCI in 1987.The Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF jawans.Imran played at the CCI where he helped Pakistan beat Australia in Nehru Cup.last_img read more

Sergey Portnov: Parimatch – CIS ambitions can match the UK in three years

first_img Sergey Portnov, Chief Executive of Parimatch, has emphasised how the CIS and wider Eastern European betting markets could track the UK’s performance within a three-year span, noting fast-changing developments. However, Portnov warns that CIS ambitions can only be matched if regulatory gaps are fulfiled. Speaking at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports 2019‘ Conference, Portnov discussed the current development of the CIS market whilst underlining difficulties it incumbents currently face: “The market is developing quickly on multiple levels. Regulation becomes more deep so right laws are written and right percentages are given. Now Ukraine is about to regulate, ten years in prohibition but now finally it’s going to get regulated. “The laws and regulations in Russian speaking countries its there, it allows you to work but it has a lot of flaws and a lot of gaps. Those gaps today they preclude foreigners to come in and operate freely because those gaps are dangerous.”With this being said and despite the current ‘pitfalls’ it currently faces, the Parimatch CEO remained positive in his outlook regarding the potential development that he believes the CIS market can expect in the coming years. He added: “As time goes by things get refined and become more modern. I would say today that the market, if we look at it as a whole, is behind the UK maybe seven years. But every year now counts as two or three, so in two or three years time you can catch up. I’m sure in five years time it is going to be a properly regulated market, everything legal, everything monitored and all players KYC’ed so it’s going to be good. “Now at this stage it’s a bit dark waters, even though it looks white on paper, but we know inside you have a lot of dangerous pitfalls and those pitfalls are scaring foreigners big time. But this will change, the market is growing. People love sport, penetration of betting is growing so once everything is prospering it will eventually become proper system.” As well as the growth of sports betting within the region, Portnov also cited that patience would be needed from those involved within the market. Moreover, the Parimatch CEO eluded to the fact that the growth of the CIS market mirrored his desire to branch away from the stereotypes that are directed at those who work within the Eastern European market.Portnov concluded: “There is no big system globally today which is in chaos. Everything that gets big eventually get somehow regulated because governments, auditors and everybody’s jumping on it and try to put an order into that chaos. “This is taking place now, foreigners just need to be patient. Time will come. For us it’s also an opportunity to fully become wide, even though the markets will become more competitive. But competition afterall brings out the best in you, if you’re not competitive then you don’t deserve those revenues. “We are prepared for competition and prepared to capitalise on our business as a whole, because right now when you say I work in Kazakhstan, Russia or Ukraine people say ‘great but kind of dodgy’. We don’t want to be associated as dodgy, those markets are competitive as hell, probably more competitive than in Europe.” Related Articles Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears August 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

OPINION: Teams should still be scared of injury-prone Diego Costa

first_imgThe story of Diego Costa’s hamstring just isn’t going to go away. After an injury-punctuated debut season in English football, where he scored a creditable 20 Premier League goals in 24 matches, there had been a belief the summer lay-off would cure all.Through a mixture of rest and surgery, the expectation was that the injury that has been looming over every minute the Spaniard has played since his move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, would be gone.But with Costa being omitted from Sunday’s FA Community Shield, there will be a very real worry that the coming season will bring more of the same. The truth, at the moment at least, is that we really don’t know how much of an issue the key tendon in the forward’s leg will be.Jose Mourinho’s decision to leave him out of the season-opening showpiece was largely precautionary.A clear message was sent from the technical area in the form of the Blues’ boss’ attire – casual, compared with Arsene Wenger’s formality. It could be argued that also translated into a lot of Chelsea’s play, notably for defending that led to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal, which was particularly dress-down-Friday.And thus, with next weekend’s visit of Swansea City to Stamford Bridge nicely framed by Mourinho as the bigger of these two games – Costa was always going to be rested here. The main issue with that is the two other men in Mourinho’s cannon, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao, are largely unknown quantities.Remy, who himself had a season strewn with injuries and a lack of match fitness in 2014-15, has an enviable record when he does play – with a minutes to goals ratio for Chelsea that is among the best in the league. But against Arsenal he looked well off the pace, and alarmingly found himself offside five times in 45 minutes – not something Mourinho would expect to see in a top striker.Falcao, of course, is a compete random punt – though, again here, Mourinho will insist there is less chance in that acquisition than on first glance. He is certain he can return a great striker to top form, and presumably part of the lure for the player (aside from the fact few clubs can afford his wages), is the promise he will get game time due to Costa’s predicament. Chelsea, of course, managed to win the league last season with Costa missing more than a third of games. And the only backup they had was that infrequent assistance from Remy, and a Didier Drogba tribute act that seemed to have been booked in place of the real thing.Many acres of commentary will doubtless follow on how Chelsea’s season may be derailed by this latest Costa crisis – and there is the possibility that some of that may be right.That, of course, is precisely what Mourinho wants – it deflects attention from his team, and fires up a man who is never better than playing the pantomime villain. Costa will still be one of Chelsea’s key men this season – write him off at your peril.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Daniel Murphy made Clayton Kershaw pay for location mistake

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Daniel Murphy, the Mets’ leadoff hitter in the fourth inning, took a 2-0 offering from Kershaw deep over the right field wall to put New York up 1-0. According to the MLB’s statcast, the home run traveled a projected 415 feet.With Kershaw behind on the count, having missed on a slider and a 4-seam fastball, he served up a fastball right over that plate that had little to no movement on it. It looked like trouble as soon as Murphy made contact.TBS play-by-play announcer Ernie Johnson knew it too, saying, “that ball is well hit to right, I mean really well hit to right,” he emphasized, “and the Mets are up 1-0.” Clayton Kershaw was dealing when he took the mound for the fourth inning.Through three innings in game 1 of the NLDS series, the Dodgers ace had struck out six Mets batters— two in each inning. It looked like Dodgers fans would be getting the regular season Kershaw, and not the postseason one who is 1-5 lifetime in the playoffs.But, of course, that wasn’t the case.One moment, one mistake changed that.last_img read more

Lakers’ Luke Walton likes D’Angelo Russell’s work habits since All-Star break

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “One of the most important qualities is to be a workhorse; that’s what players follow,” Walton said. “Guys that know you’re putting in the time and putting in late hours, athletes respect that. It’s good to see him spending some more time with the gym.” Notable absenceLuol Deng once represented one of the Lakers’ key free-agent signings they believed would yield productivity and veteran leadership. All it did was cost the Lakers $72 million through four years. And nearly eight months later, Deng was put on the inactive roster for Friday’s game against Boston.After averaging 8.1 points on a career-low 32.9 percent shooting in his 12th NBA season, Deng lost his starting spot in favor of rookie forward Brandon Ingram on Feb. 6 against New York. After initially coming off the bench, Deng has recently lost his spot in the rotation. Deng sat in Tuesday’s loss to Charlotte because of a coach’s decision. LOS ANGELES >> Moments after Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell swished a shot into the net, Lakers coach Luke Walton quickly passed him another ball. The routine lasted for a few minutes after morning shootaround on Friday, as Russell showed his sharp marksmanship with each attempt it took. Walton found those moments instrumental toward Russell playing more efficiently ever since the NBA All-Star break. “Normally those go hand in hand. The harder you drill yourself, the better you play in the games,” Walton said before the Lakers hosted the Boston Celtics on Friday at Staples Center. “He’s kind of gotten back to that. Sometimes when you get away for a week, especially when you’re young, you come back rejuvenated a little bit and a little more fresh than when you’re in the dog days leading up to All-Star.”The numbers seemingly tell the whole story. Before the NBA All-Star break, Russell averaged 14.2 points on 39.2 percent shooting and 4.7 assists in 26.5 minutes. Russell entered Friday’s game averaging 23.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and 6.0 assists in 33.7 minutes in three games since the All-Star break.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersYet, Walton dismissed both the numbers and how much Russell’s improved play correlated with the trade of reserve guard Lou Williams, who had led the Lakers in scoring (18.6 points per game).“He’s playing the way we want him to play,” Walton said of Russell. “I don’t care about the numbers. I’m more concerned with the pushing of the ball, the pace and throwing (the ball) ahead when people are open. The style of play is more important to me right now than the actual numbers behind it.”Eventually, Walton sees Russell running his offense in a specific way. “We want to begin our offense by 19 or 20 seconds still on the shot clock,” Walton said. “We’re a young team. There’s no reason for us to walk the ball up court and trying to methodically go about our business.”Walton believes that will happen so long as Russell maintains his pre-game regimen.last_img read more

Ghostriders dump Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson

first_imgJustin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player. The Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player.last_img read more

Hospitalized the first case of a professional player in China for coronavirus

first_imgAs collected Infobae, a Brazilian soccer player has been hospitalized for coronavirus in China. Apparently, it is Dorielton, the attacker of the Meizhou Hakka. Despite the pandemic that has been experienced in China, No cases had yet been registered in which some elite footballer was affected. Although officially the club has not wanted to provide the identity of the footballer, it has been the Chinese press that has leaked that it is the 30-year-old player who plays in the second category of China.Dorielton, who landed at Guangzhou airport on Monday, came from Bangkok. and was subsequently transferred to the city hospital.last_img read more