NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Manta Share this article Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4.Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare (ASW) escorts from Italy and France.DYMA 16 took place in the Ionian Sea from February 22 to March 4. It has been NATO’s main ASW exercise in the Mediterranean this year.The submarine force was made up of eight submarines from seven different nations: USA, France, Greece, Italy, UK, Turkey and Spain. Participating units belonged to three different types: nuclear, conventional diesel-electric and air-independent propulsion system (AIP) submarines.There were also a number of ASW aircraft, both fixed-wing MPAs and helicopters equipped with low-frequency sonars. In the course of this exercise, the Mistral spent a total of 122 hours hunting and being hunted under heavy air threat. NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: NATO March 14, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes last_img read more

First ever wheelchair basketball tournament held

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government and Trojan Pride hosted the first-ever wheelchair basketball tournament in the Galen Center.The event, which took place on Friday afternoon, was supported by Michael Garafola of the UCLA Adaptive Recreation program as well as the Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation center, both of whom provided wheelchairs for the event. The tournament was originally proposed last semester by Zack Wentz, a student with disabilities majoring in economics.“I’ve actually had the idea since back in high school. I thought it’d be cool that when I got to USC to put on an event like this,” Wentz said. “I just wanted to raise awareness about wheelchair basketball and the life of wheelchair users, although that’s kind of secondary to having people come out and have fun and just play.”Wentz also said he hopes that the tournament will eventually evolve into an annual event following this year.“I plan on this being an annual event,” Wentz said. “This is the first of many, including when I graduate, I’d love to come back and keep it going. But it’s great to open people’s eyes about the small things about living in a wheelchair and playing sports in a wheelchair. The people who were here today, hopefully they will attend more events like this, and as long as it positively affects one person then it’s a huge success.”Ahlia Bethea, director of Trojan Pride, noted that the event couldn’t come to fruition without both Wentz’s vision for the tournament as well as the cooperation between both Trojan Pride and USG in creating the event.“Zack had a vision to have a wheelchair basketball tournament here at USC,” Bethea said. “So he took it to USG, and USG contacted Trojan Pride, and we all worked together to bring the event today.”Bethea also said the number and variety of students who attended the event surpassed their expectations.“We actually started with eight sign-ups but we ended up having 11 teams today. So we had more than anticipated come out which was really exciting,” Bethea said. “Plus there’s a variety of people, able-bodied students, disabled students, from USG members, to fraternities, to non-affiliated students on campus, Trojan Pride members, everyone’s out here.”USG Vice President Jordan Fowler, who also worked on the event last semester when she was director of University Affairs, said the timing of the event is fitting for the start of the new term since one of her and USG President Rini Sampath’s goals within USG is to help the disabled student community at USC.“Rini and I are working really hard on disability accessibility on campus, with regards to housing, facilities on campus, mental health, the DSP office, and all different types of renovations in that area,” Fowler said. “I hope what this event does is show that we respect all members of the Trojan family. We can put each other in each others shoes and understand each other’s circumstances and come together as a whole.”The winners of the tournament — a team consisting of students Brandon Au, Hunter Hurja, Brendan Nguyen, Logan Baron, June Castro and Zack Pickett — were rewarded with free coupons to Pizza Studio. When asked about his experience at the event, Baron, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said that he would be willing to participate in the event in the future.“We all had a lot of fun. It was a great bonding experience with all of my buddies, and we’re looking forward to do it again very soon if we can,” he said.Bethea noted that the event was especially impactful by allowing students with disabilities to become more integrated within the Trojan family.“It’s definitely created a space where disabled and able-bodied students can come together and participate in an activity that may not have been previously been a ground where they thought they could interact with,” she said. “I think that the disabled student body is now able to see that there are people who are here and excited to create spaces where they can partake in the activities that they enjoy.”last_img read more

NBA wrap: James Harden notches 50-point triple-double; Kings eliminated from playoff contention

first_img His array of dribble moves fooled Sacramento’s defense all night, and he made it known it couldn’t stop him.🐐 pic.twitter.com/3NzJbr93mp— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 30, 2019Harden recorded an NBA-record fifth 50-point triple-double. It is his ninth 50-point scoring night of 2018-19. He is one of the front-runners for the MVP award in 2019 and has continued to make a case for himself. Related News Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis accused of sexual assault hours after tearing ACL, report says James Harden has had stellar offensive performances all year, but his performance on Saturday stands out.The Rockets’ superstar recorded 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his team’s 119-108 victory over the Kings. Clint Capela was Houston’s second-leading scorer, contributing 24 points and 15 rebounds to the cause.Sacramento’s Bogdan Bogdanovic nearly tallied his own triple-double. He totaled 24 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the contest.The Rockets are just one win away from reaching 50 victories this season. They are still within reach of first place in the Western Conference, but the Kings have officially been eliminated from playoff contention.Studs of the NightD’Angelo Russell totaled 29 points and 10 assists as Brooklyn took down Boston 110-96.Aaron Gordon posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the Magic’s 121-116 victory against the Pacers.Ben Simmons’ 20 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists lifted the 76ers over the Timberwolves 118-109.Devin Booker poured in 48 points and dished out 11 assists in Phoenix’s 120-115 loss to Memphis.Duds of the NightPatrick Beverley squeaked by with four points on 1-of-10 shooting in the Clippers’ 132-108 win over the Cavaliers.Al-Farouq Aminu was held scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting in Portland’s 99-90 loss to Detroit.Kyle Lowry scored 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting as Toronto blew out Chicago 124-101.HighlightsBen Simmons did a 180 and finished an impressive reverse layup against the Timberwolves. Ben Simmons spins in mid-air and knocks down the reverse layup!#HereTheyCome 84#AllEyesNorth 72📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/lxnAI5Phuv— NBA (@NBA) March 31, 2019James Johnson knifed through the lane to finish a powerful dunk against the Knicks in the Heat’s 100-92 triumph.James Johnson drops the hammer at MSG! #HeatCulture pic.twitter.com/dx0WPLNlcw— NBA (@NBA) March 31, 2019What’s Next?Grizzlies (30-45) at Clippers (46-31) 10:30 ET — Los Angeles has had an up-and-down season. But it has won eight of its last 10 games and sits just a half game back from the Jazz for the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers’ performances for the rest of the regular season could change the playoff picture.last_img read more