Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge back in the water View post tag: USS Blue Ridge February 16, 2016 Share this article View post tag: US 7th Fleet Authorities USS Blue Ridge back in the water U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to conduct sea trials after spending six months dry-docked in the harbor.During sea trials, Blue Ridge will execute a series of exercises, testing every aspect of the ship and crew, from full power runs and boilers flexes to seamanship training including man overboard and abandon ship drills.Blue Ridge spent the last six months in selected restricted availability (SRA), making repairs and improvements throughout the ship, ranging from major systems upgrades in information systems department and engineering department to habitability upgrades.Blue Ridge Operations Officer, Lt. Daniel Kohlbeck: “Sea trials is an opportunity to test the crew in all areas of the ship. We just spent the last six months tied to the pier for renovations and repairs and now, we need to switch our mindset to being at sea.”“Sea trials will give us the opportunity to adjust to the high-tempo daily routine that being underway demands.”Blue Ridge chief engineer, Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Hartley, added: “Sea trials is our opportunity to fully test the ship in a safe environment. Throughout dock trials and since the light off assessment, the engineers are already fully engaged and ready to deploy. We will be doing a full power run to check that all of our systems work in tandem.”“The crew’s focus will be key in determining if there are any outstanding issues that need to be addressed prior to our deployment in support of 7th Fleet operations.”Blue Ridge, a U.S. Navy command ship which has been commissioned in November 1970, has been forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, for 36 years.[mappress mapid=”17708″]
A Sophia, Greater Georgetown man was on Monday killed after a motor lorry slammed into him along the Number 61 Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.Dead is 31-year-old, Godfrey Wayne Gomes of C Field Sophia, Georgetown.Reports are, Gomes attempted to cross the road but ended up in the path of the motor lorry bearing registration number GVV 5643.He was picked up and rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was treated and later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.However, he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.The driver was taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigation.
A grand parade was held on Sunday along Brickdam, Georgetown to signal the commencement of National Youth Week, which will be celebrated under the theme “Empowering young people to foster national and community development through innovation”.Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton and Telecommunications Minister Cathy Huges interact with a student at the Youth rallyHundreds of young people marched from Parliament Building to D’Urban Park where a rally was held in commemoration of National Youth Week. Those in attendance were entertained by their peers who performed several dance routines, skits, and songs.The week of activities was kicked off by Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael on Friday last.The week of activities will offer Guyanese the opportunity to reflect on the critical role that youths play, and youths themselves will be able to express their concerns in relation to their welfare.According to Carmichael, events planned for the week include a Youth Forum, a Career and Training Fair, a Youth Business Summit, an Arts Expression and a Youth Exhibition.However, addressing the gathering at D’Urban Park, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton encouraged youths to use this time in their lives wisely.“It is important for young people to use their time wisely. Youth is not the age to be idle, it is not the age to waste time. This is the time when you should forge ahead and invest in yourselves especially when it comes to your education,” Dr Norton encouraged.The Minister explained that the achievement of Guyana’s youths boosted the entire nation.Dr Norton further stated: “We have many examples of this in our nation; we have young people making strides in every facet of our society and we ought to celebrate them.”He recognised several young people who have been doing exceptionally well. These include Amber Low, Guyana’s youngest female commercial pilot; Temika Henry, Guyana’s youngest forensic analyst; Randy Madray who has been blazing the trail in fashion designing and Anaya Lee Wilabus, Guyana’s youngest female publisher.The Social Cohesion Minister encouraged the youths in attendance to ‘strive big’, assuring them “you have the capacity, we will shatter records in the coming future”. (Kizzy Coleman)
Premier League Sam Allardyce watches on as Wayne Rooney hat-trick seals rare Everton win Read more Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Manchester City Mesut Özil provides the inspiration as Arsenal hammer Huddersfield Southampton It was an extraordinary finale and there might not have been a better goal celebration here since the seismic day Sergio Agüero pulled back his right foot to score the goal against QPR that won Manchester City the league in 2012. Raheem Sterling was at the front of the chase and it was difficult to keep count of the number of team-mates, substitutes and coaches trying to keep up. Even Benjamin Mendy, currently rehabilitating after major knee surgery, was in pursuit, wearing a pink hat and trying to get a selfie.Sterling ran the whole length of the pitch after the dramatic curled finish, five minutes into stoppage time, to maintain City’s long winning sequence and Pep Guardiola looked close to the point of spontaneous combustion as he hared on to the playing surface, pumping his fists, after the final whistle sounded moments later. Guardiola was so fired up the referee Paul Tierney had to tell him to calm down. Still breathless, City’s manager apologised in the post-match press conference and insisted he had merely been telling Nathan Redmond he was a great player as they came off together. Arms flapping, bellowing in the player’s face, it was a strange form of congratulations.Those moments will be replayed on television but when everything was done the real story here was that City had saved themselves with one of those moments of late, exhilarating drama that teams tend to look back on at the end of a championship season. It was the third game in a row that Sterling has scored a late winner and his latest intervention made it 19 successive victories in all competitions for Guardiola’s side, including a club-record 12 in the Premier League.It was difficult not to sympathise with Southampton, who had equalised via Oriol Romeu in the 75th minute, but City should know from all those years of Manchester United dominance that champions have a knack of scoring late winners. It is becoming a habit for City and it means an eight-point lead at the top of the table, with a vastly superior goal difference to add to the equation.They also showed here that they know how to grind out wins when they are below their best, another useful trait for any team with aspirations to win the league, and if this was a test of their resolve they demonstrated again, as the City fans like to sing, they will “fight to the end”. Can they play more stylishly? Very much so, but that felt like a minor detail after the jubilant scenes at the end. “Mendy’s crazy,” Guardiola volunteered. “He has a six-month injury and he is running like that … disaster!” Yet the manager was smiling, at last, adding that he was too unfit at the age of 46 to join in the chase himself.Ultimately it will not hugely matter to Guardiola that this was one of his team’s least fluent performances, that Vincent Kompany had a particularly difficult night or that Southampton also had two golden chances to score in the first half, both originating from corners. Wesley Hoedt headed against the crossbar from the first one and Maya Yoshida, inside the six-yard area again, volleyed over when City were caught out again. Mauricio Pellegrino described the manner of Southampton’s defeat as “painful” and the lesson for his players was they cannot be so generous with their finishing at the highest level.Guardiola had begun the match with David Silva given a rare break, Ilkay Gündogan starting his first league fixture in almost a year and Leroy Sané missing because of a virus. Agüero and Gabriel Jesus found it difficult to link up together and City were fortunate, after their least impressive 45-minute period of the season, to take the lead early in the second half when Virgil van Dijk turned Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick past Fraser Forster. It was a clear own-goal despite some strange attempts to credit it to De Bruyne. Topics Share on Messenger match reports Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Facebook Share via Email Southampton certainly made it a more awkward night than many people might have anticipated, with Mario Lemina catching the eye in midfield and Ryan Bertrand also impressive on the left flank. On this evidence, Forster appears to have recovered from his recent bad spell. Romeu had a splendid game and it was a brilliant touch from the substitute Sofiane Boufal to set up the equaliser. There have not been too many occasions when Fabian Delph has been caught out since he took up his new role as an experimental left-back but this was one. Boufal killed the ball dead, turned away from his opponent and picked out Romeu to fire in a rising shot from 10 yards.When the electronic board went up at the end of normal time it showed there would be a minimum five minutes of stoppages. And then the ball was at Sterling’s feet with roughly 20 seconds to go and, from a tight space, his shot was curling away from Forster’s dive with just the right amount of bend. Mendy got his selfie and was wearing a daft grin as he limped back to an ecstatic dugout. Reuse this content
In the event of a natural disaster or even a zombie apocalypse, it’s the existing blood supply that will help save lives. That’s why AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces to raise awareness about the constant need for blood.Peter Jackson as a Zombie for Red CrossFrom now through October 22, “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” campaign will urge everyone to use their brains and give blood through the Red Cross. Special effects make-up guru Greg Nicotero from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has zombie-fied some Hollywood stars who are supporting the campaign, including Peter Jackson, The Black Keys, Joel Madden, Mena Suvari, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, Jimmy Smits, Laird Hamilton, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Aisha Tyler, Elisabeth Rohm and Whitney Port.The zombie-fied celebrity photos can be seen in a custom Public “Zombie” Announcement (“PZA”) on AMC and online at the network’s dedicated campaign micro-site, www.amcgiveblood.com. AMC is also organizing a special sweepstakes to thank those who support blood donation through the Red Cross. The grand prize is a visit to the set of “The Walking Dead” in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at www.amcgiveblood.com.Donate Blood – Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in some states with completed parental consent form). Certain height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.Watch “The Walking Dead” on AMC – AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for its third season Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home.Source:Red Cross