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HMAS Canberra Practices Skills off Queensland

first_img View post tag: Sea Explorer View post tag: Asia-Pacific Share this article HMAS Canberra Practices Skills off Queensland Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element embarked in HMAS Canberra, is continuing to hone its skills during Exercise Sea Explorer in Far North Queensland.The element has been conducting the second of the ‘Sea Series’ of exercises under command of the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters that comprises the Navy’s biggest ship, Air Force assets and supported by the Army’s 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and other Army units.The focus of the exercises is on training and assessing the Amphibious Ready Element in a permissive environment scenario which is currently taking place in waters off the North Queensland coast from August through to October.Leading the exercise is Captain Jay Bannister, the Commander of the Amphibious Task Force, who said the recent focus had been projecting land forces across Cowley Beach in Far North Queensland.Captain Bannister said:The effort so far has been the safe and efficient transfer of our troops and vehicles to the beach, where they can train for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief events.Canberra is equipped with four Army MRH-90 helicopters and a Navy Maritime Support Helicopter, along with 60 vehicles including bulldozers, light armoured vehicles, protected mobility vehicles, four landing craft and smaller amphibious boats.Commander of the Land Force, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte, who is also the Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, said his troops had been working on completing the ship to shore transfer by day and night since completing induction training.The Sea Series of exercises will conclude in early October, when the Amphibious Ready Element has successfully completed the series of exercises comprising both collective training and certification events.Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra Practices Skills off Queensland center_img View post tag: HMAS Canberra View post tag: Queensland Authorities September 11, 2015last_img read more

Joshua hits back at Wilder

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.Joshua outfoxed and outboxed Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last weekend to claim a unanimous points win and revenge for his shock defeat six months ago.As a spectacle, it was not one for the casual boxing fan, and although Joshua mostly received praise for executing his game plan from those inside the sport, there were some who critcised the BritWBC champion Deontay Wilder was unimpressed by Joshua’s performance and blasted his “jab-and-grab” technique in the hours after his victory.Wilder told The Athletic: “Joshua did what he had to do to get the win. He ran around the ring and was on his bike all day.“You want to dominate guys, man. I’m not coming in, after losing to this guy, to just dance and grab and jab and hold. I’m going to show the world and convince them I am the very best and that no one is close to me.”AJ hit back at his rival’s comments, insisting that he deserves credit for showing the discipline to box smart and prise back the heavyweight world titles.“That’s Wilder’s opinion,” Joshua said. “A lot of people don’t have a good bone in their body to say a positive thing anyway. I outboxed the heavyweight champion of the world for 12 rounds. I don’t think I lost a round. Maybe one“I come in there with a great game plan, I’m successful. Isn’t that good enough?“You can’t box to keep everyone happy; you have to box for the win. And I feel like when I’m at home celebrating, he’s there talking about negativity. Negative energy breeds failure so I’m just going to keep a positive mindset and build on that victory.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaDeontay Wilderlast_img read more

Gordon: NBA needs stars in dunk contest

first_imgWhen it comes to criticism, the National Basketball Association is never far from reach.This really isn’t a huge revelation – NBA players have 82 games during the year to boost their stats as much as they can to increase their salary, their fame and their SportsCenter highlight reels.It should be fitting that the NBA All-Star Weekend is a condensed form of the NBA regular season on steroids. The best players from the best teams join forces to see how far into triple digits they can climb on the scoreboard as a super-group (143 points was good enough for the West to take the game this year).If this is what you expect of the All-Star game, it’s a great time. In what other setting can you watch Chris Paul (All-Star game MVP) bounce a behind-the-back pass to three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant for an emphatic dunk? It’s fun to see players from around the league join up to play the year’s biggest game of pick-up basketball where you can see alley-oop slams from players that normally don’t have the guts to pull it off in a meaningful game.NBA All-Star Weekend is supposed to be like any other award show. Like the Grammys or the Oscars, there are even more celebrities off the court than actually participating in the event. And that’s partly what people want to see – it’s fun to see Beyonc? and Jay-Z cuddling in prime seats watching the game like any other fans.However, the stars of the sideline shouldn’t overshadow the athletes on the court. But that’s exactly what happened Saturday night.One of the NBA All-Star Weekend staples is the slam dunk contest. It is by far the most entertaining event of All-Star Saturday and it is the event that propels basketball all-stars to basketball legends.The first slam dunk king was Julius Erving, who is famous for dunking a basketball after leaping from the free throw line 15 feet away from the hoop. It’s no surprise that’s how Dr. J took the inaugural dunk contest back in 1976.But there was no iconic moment from this year’s slam dunk contest – not because the contestants weren’t capable of dunking a ball from 15 feet away from the rim, but because the contestants’ names were barely recognizable.This year’s slam dunk winner was Terrence Ross, back-up Toronto Raptors shooting guard, playing on one of the NBA’s lowest valuated teams. Ross is a rookie who averages just over six points per game, good for 164th best in the league. He is only the 11th-highest scorer on his own team and doesn’t even start for the Raptors.The other contestants weren’t much to write home about either. The five other competitors have combined for exactly zero all-star appearances. You’d be hard-pressed to find one of these players’ names on the back of an NBA jersey in any NBA apparel store.Where are the good old days when Dwight Howard was plastering stickers of himself to the backboard two feet above the rim? What happened to the slam dunk contests in which Blake Griffin was leaping over mid-sized sedans to dunk the ball? These days flew out the window when the NBA decided it was a good idea to put no-name players in the league’s biggest spectacle of the year.Fans looking for some excitement on All-Star Saturday won’t find it when the dunk contest is slated with players who have struggled to earn their way into the starting lineup and have flopped between the NBA and the lowly Developmental League. The average viewer was easily bored watching players with little history on a stage meant for basketball celebrities. Even if Terrence Ross can pull off a through-the-legs dunk while jumping over a small child, I would rather see the likes of Howard, Griffin, LeBron James and the true stars of the NBA show off on All-Star Saturday’s main stage.Like the Grammys, the dunk contest should feature players that have already proven their celebrity status in the NBA. Even if no-name bands have stellar albums in a given year, people want to see and hear the biggest names in music. But this year’s dunk contest was headlined by the small indie-rock bands of the NBA, not its pop stars.The NBA should consider raising the standard of its dunk contest participants when it becomes more interesting to focus on the street-clothed celebs on the sidelines instead of watching second-rate players still trying to make a name for themselves.Lee is a junior majoring in strategic communications. Think that the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is fine the way it is? Let him know at [email protected]last_img read more

Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen to lead Danske Spil as CEO

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Danske Spil elects ‘political heavyweight’ Peter Christensen as new Chairman  June 23, 2020 Submit Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share Danish FA backs Danske Spil’s Safe Play campaign August 24, 2020 Danske Spil has named Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen as its new Chief Executive Officer, who will begin his new role from 1 October 2020, taking over from Susanne Mørch Koch.Lynhe-Knudsen currently holds the position of executive board member and director of economics, technology and media production at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), having also held a number of high profile business and government roles – including a ten year tenure at the Ministry of Finance.The new CEO said: “I am extremely proud to be part of a historic company that has operated for the benefit of the whole of Denmark for more than 70 years.”“Together with the rest of the team at Danske Spil I look forward to continuing to secure the financial foundation under the associations and more than 1,300 initiatives in, among other things, cultural life, sports, health and the protection of the environment and climate, which benefit every year through the distribution funds from over DKK1bn from Danske Spil’s lotteries.”Last week, the operator confirmed the appointment of Peter Christensen as new Chairman. A former MP for Denmark’s Venstre Liberal Party, Christensen has previously served as Minister of Taxation (2011) and Minister of Defence (2015) under the cabinet of former Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen.The appointment was confirmed by Nicolai Wammen, Denmark’s Finance Minister, with Christensen due to replace long-term Danske Spil Chairman Peter Gæmelke, who will end his 10-year tenure leading the monopoly operator’s board of governance.Commenting on Lynhe-Knudsen’s appointment, Christensen added: “I am delighted to welcome Nikolas Lyhne-Knudsen to Danske Spil as new CEO on behalf of the board of directors.”“[He] has the right skills and personal qualities to continue this important community mission and lay the foundation for the future of Danske Spil.”last_img read more

Chris Paul’s 41 points, 17 assists leads Clippers to 126-122 win in Portland

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. — Chris Paul had a season-high 41 points and 17 assists and the Clippers rallied in the second half for a 126-122 victory over the Trail Blazers, denying Portland a chance at clinching the Northwest Division title Wednesday night. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blazers, who needed a win to secure their first division title since the 2008-09 season when they shared it with Denver. J.J. Redick added 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and eight rebounds for the Clippers, who trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half and then held off a furious Portland rally at the end. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 29 points, while Damian Lillard had 18 points and 10 assists. The Clippers (50-26) and the Blazers (48-26) have already secured a place in the playoffs, now they’re fighting for home-court advantage. Both teams, as well as San Antonio, are locked in a battle behind Golden State, Memphis and Houston for one of the top four spots. The Clippers have played two more games than the Blazers. Even if Portland clinches the Northwest Division, home-court advantage in the playoffs goes to the teams with the best records. However, the division title is a tiebreaker if the two teams vying for the fourth spot finish with identical records. Portland’s magic number for the division title going into the game was two, but the team was helped by Oklahoma City’s 135-131 loss at to the Mavericks.Portland jumped ahead 27-17 on Aldridge’s long jumper in the first quarter. He added another jumper at the buzzer to finish the quarter with 16 points and put the Blazers in front 33-26. The Clippers pulled within 66-55 on Redick’s 3-pointer late in the half, but Lillard’s layup capped gave Portland a 68-55 lead at the break. Portland maintained a double-digit margin until Paul’s step back jumper and his toss to DeAndre Jordan for the dunk to close within 75-67. Paul added a 3-pointer to narrow it to 75-70, but Batum momentarily stopped the rally with a 3-pointer of his own. The game got contentious late in the third quarter when Chris Kaman shoved Paul after a scramble under the net. Paul chased after Kaman, but the refs separated the groups. Following a review, Kaman was handed a flagrant foul. Redick’s 3-pointer pulled the Clippers within 98-97 with 7:36 left, before he added another 3 to give the Clippers their first lead of the night.Blake Griffin and Paul hit consecutive 3-pointers and the Clippers took at 106-100 lead with 5:25 left. Reddick added a jumper before Lillard’s 3-pointer for the Blazers. Paul’s 3-pointer to make it 114-102 appeared to seal it, but the Blazers chipped away, pulling within 122-119 on a pair of free throws from Aldridge with 19 seconds left. After Paul made free throws on the other end, CJ McCollum hit a 3-pointer with 5.4 seconds left that closed Portland within 124-122. Nicolas Batum fouled Paul, who made both shots, and Portland couldn’t get a clear shot off in the final seconds. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more