USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell Visit Sydney

first_img View post tag: USS Share this article Training & Education July 7, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Visit View post tag: Naval View post tag: McCampbellcenter_img View post tag: Navy The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) will visit Sydney, July 4, for a port visit before participating in Talisman Sabre 2011, a joint-exercise with the Royal Australian Navy.Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving and validating the Australian Defense Force and United States combat readiness and interoperability as a combined joint task force. Approximately 14,000 U.S. and 8,500 Australian personnel will participate.During their visit, Fitzgerald and McCampbell Sailors will get the opportunity to visit the city and interact with the people of Sydney and make a difference in the life of local Australians by doing community service projects.“Right now we have two community service projects scheduled for just the Fitzgerald alone,” said Lt. Daniel E. Clark, Destroyer Squadron 15 chaplain. “The first project is going to take place at the Children’s Hospital Randwick and the other project is volunteering at the Cancer Council. Both of these projects Sailors will lend a helping hand with fellow volunteers from the local community.”The visit to Australia will be first for many of the Sailors who are planning to make the most of the port visit.“I have a lot planned for Australia already,” said Engineman Fireman Nick Clark, assigned to USS Fitzgerald’s engineering department. “The first thing I’m going to do on liberty is go deep-sea diving with a few of my shipmates and then I’m going to enjoy some music at the famous Sydney Opera House.”Outside of self-guided tours and visiting landmarks, Fitzgerald’s Morale Welfare and Recreation program is helping Sailors to maximize their liberty opportunities.“The crew is pretty excited, we have a lot of exciting prospects for them,” said Chief Fire Controlman Manuel Badiola, Fitzgerald’s recreation service officer. “We’ve got everything from diving with sharks, outdoor trips to the Three Sisters rock formation to five star hotel packages for them to pick and choose from.”Fitzgerald and McCampbell are assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and forward-deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.[mappress]Source: navy, July 7, 2011 View post tag: Sydney View post tag: Fitzgerald Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell Visit Sydney USS Fitzgerald, USS McCampbell Visit Sydneylast_img read more

Wilder to reject Fury’s multi-million-pound offer to skip rematch

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 Deontay Wilder will not accept an offer from Tyson Fury to skip a trilogy fight and allow the Brit to face Anthony Joshua. Fury would rather take on his fellow countryman for the four heavyweight word titles, but Wilder wants an immediate rematch. The dethroned champion has three weeks to trigger a clause in his contract, which will allow him to challenge for his old title by July 18. And that would push back a clash between Fury and Joshua until November or December. “Right now, the clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury has not been activated yet,” Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel told World Boxing News. “Deontay intends to activate it, he wants the trilogy. “I can confirm Deontay will exercise his right to fight Tyson Fury next. That’s the fight Deontay wants. It will happen next.” Fury and his promoter Frank Warren had hopes Wilder would agree to sit out the rematch in exchange for a multi-million-pound fee. “I prefer to go straight to Joshua but that’s the contract,” Warren told the BBC. “If he insists on the fight, we’re locked into it. “It has to be honoured unless we reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that’s his choice. “It would be lucrative for him, but I have spoken to his manager and Deontay does believe he has the beating of Tyson, and he can knock him out. “I don’t believe that. I fancied Tyson to stop him before the fight at the weekend.” The trilogy fight is contracted to take place by mid-July – likely in Las Vegas – while Joshua is due to defend his belts against Kubrat Pulev on June 20. Assuming both Brits retain their titles, their undisputed clash could take place in Saudi Arabia before the end of the year.Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderShelly FinkelTyson FuryWOrld Boxing Newslast_img read more

Syracuse women’s ice hockey has relied on its four freshmen this season

first_imgAnna Leschyshyn drifted into the RPI zone, her stick raised seeking a shot. Defender Jessica DiGirolamo took the puck behind the net and every Engineer skater turned toward her.It was Feb. 1, and the Orange were in the opening period of a 5-1 win against RPI. DiGirolamo sent a saucer pass into the slot and, without hesitation, Leschyshyn one-timed the puck into the Engineer’s net — lifting Syracuse to an early lead.It was the latest rookie contribution for the Orange, Leschyshyn’s sixth goal of the season — a total that’s tied for second among freshmen in College Hockey America. The transition from youth to college hockey often comes with a faster pace and stronger players, Leschyshyn said, but this group of SU freshmen have accounted for 21.8% of the team’s points over 26 games. As Syracuse (9-16-1, 7-4-1 CHA) enters its final eight games of the year, contributions from all four freshmen — forwards Madison Beishuizen, Brynn Koocher, Leschyshyn and defender Mae Batherson — will boost the Orange as they search for a second-straight conference title.“With our roster size, we expect our freshmen to come in and contribute,” head coach Paul Flanagan said.Batherson is fifth on Syracuse in points scored and leads CHA freshman scoring among defenders. The only freshman on Syracuse’s blue line, she’s already playing on the second defensive pairing. She’s on the power-play and penalty-kill units, too, and has scored 15 points, including 12 assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBatherson’s first of two CHA Rookie of the Week honors came at the start of conference play in November. In a two-game series against RIT, she had a goal and an assist in the opener and a power-play goal the next day.Then, Batherson dished a trio of assists in an 8-3 win against Mercyhurst for her second-highest point total in a single game. After following that up with a goal the next game, she earned her second rookie of the week honors for the four-point weekend.“Took a bit to adjust to the strength and speed of the game at first, but feeling more comfortable and confident as I go through the season,” Batherson said.The three freshmen forwards have also had varying degrees of success. Leschyshyn is ninth on the team with 12 points, Beishuizen is 12th with nine points and Koocher, despite some injury trouble, is 13th with eight points. They are all top-10 in CHA freshman scoring.“You never know how much and how often,” Flanagan said, “but I think we’re very pleased that they’ve come in, they’re all contributing in their own way.”Koocher has missed five games this season because of various reasons, including a wisdom tooth removal. Still, she’s been an integral part of the offense splitting time at second- and third-line center.The success of the freshmen for Syracuse isn’t an anomaly, though. Just last year, Lauren Bellefontaine was named CHA Rookie of the Year after scoring 20 points in 38 games and Abby Molughney finished tied for second on the team with 22 points. Together they were named to the CHA All-Rookie team and their combined point totals accounted for 19% of the Orange’s offense.This year, the individual point totals aren’t as notable but collectively, the contributions are still there. Each one-on-one skills session with assistant coach Julie Knerr has helped the four freshmen acclimate, easing Syracuse’s transition from the graduation of last seasons’ top point producers.“Trying to break the rust a little bit for them when they’re first here,” Knerr said, “but also trying to make them feel like the adjustment process is taking its own path.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 4, 2020 at 11:21 pm Contact Gaurav: [email protected]last_img read more