HMAS Diamantina Trains Timor Naval Officers

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Diamantina Trains Timor Naval Officers Share this article View post tag: Navy HMAS Diamantina Trains Timor Naval Officers View post tag: Timor View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: HMAS Diamantinacenter_img April 13, 2015 Authorities Australian Navy’s HMAS Diamantina recently had a successful six day port visit to Dili, East Timor, to provide training to the local Naval component.Two Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste officers, Sub Lieutenants Santos and Nascimento, embarked on a two day sea ride for the transit back to Darwin where Diamantina resumed her duties in support of Operation RESOLUTE.The aim of the sea-ride was to give the two officers exposure to the command and control of a warship at sea and on operations, exposing them to multiple exercises including man overboard and damage control exercises, launching and recovering ship’s boats and engineering casualty control drills.The visitors also experienced the day-to-day and around the clock operations of a Navy vessel undertaking Border Protection duties.Both officers relished the opportunity to observe all operations from different positions in the ship.Both officers have completed their initial training with either the Royal Australian Navy or Royal New Zealand Navy and progressed on those exchanges to their phase three Maritime Warfare Officer training.Since returning to Timor, they have passed on that valuable experience to their counterparts.[mappress mapid=”15643″]Image: Australian DoD View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall Short Against Lady Wildcats In Middle School Volleyball

first_imgThe 7th Grade Volleyball team lost to Franklin County: 25-18 and 25-15. Their record is now 2-3.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The 8th Grade Volleyball team had a sluggish start against Franklin County & fought their way back, but fell 25-21.  In the second game the Bulldogs started strong and had a lead, but then lost the lead to end the game 25-22.Top servers were Brayleigh Patterson and Shelby Westerfeld with 9 points each.  Jade Kopp anad Rhian Mehlbauer each had 2 service points.  At the net Jade Kopp and Sydnee Schaeffer each had 2 kills.  Sophie Lee and Shelby Westerfeld each earned a kill.Their record is now 3-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img

Alexander: Is Scioscia’s goodbye also a farewell to managing?

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But he seems to understand the drill. And while he has maintained his daily focus on the task at hand and sidestepped questions asking him to speculate about his future, he did say this to Angels radio broadcaster Terry Smith earlier in the week about whether he wanted to continue managing and specifically managing the Angels:“I’d like to. We’ll continue to evaluate things this week and I’ll speak with Arte and speak with Billy and kind of come to a decision, but I think that if you love something, you want to continue doing it, and if you can, great, and if you can’t, so be it. But I love the dugout.”The gist of Scioscia’s statement, if I interpret it correctly: He wants to stay, understands if the Angels want to make a change, but if they do he wants to manage again somewhere.Related Articles (Bochy, even with three World Series championships on his resume, is in a tenuous position in San Francisco after two straight non-contending seasons. He has another year on his Giants contract.)Meanwhile, according to a survey by USA Today earlier this season, 10 of the big leagues’ 30 managers are paid under $1 million. Three others, including Dave Roberts of the Dodgers and Andy Green of the Padres, are right at $1 million, and the Dodgers still have not picked up Roberts’ option for 2019. The guy who beat Roberts in the World Series last year, Houston’s A.J. Hinch, makes $1.2 million but received a four-year extension from the Astros last month, which probably will come with a decent but not outlandish raise.Take away the top five, and the average salary for a major league manager in 2018 is a shade more than $1.36 million.The bottom line: The manager may still be the day-to-day face of the team, and he may be the one responsible for making sure the clubhouse runs smoothly — and enforcing the rules with guys who, in many cases, make a lot more money than he does. But general managers/presidents of baseball operations now have the power and influence — and, presumably, salaries to match — while avoiding most (but not all) of the second-guessing.This is not to say that Scioscia wouldn’t be willing to step into such a situation. I’m guessing he would, in a minute. I’m just not sure he would get an offer.Ask his old Dodger teammate, Dusty Baker, how that works.The conundrum here is that large numbers of Angel fans have short memories. Scioscia draws a lot of heat from the faithful these days, for the usual reasons: In-game strategy, lineups and matchups, when to take starters out, etc. When you don’t win, those decisions and their cumulative effects stand out more.So it is easy to forget that, when Scioscia arrived in 2000 out of the Dodgers organization, he spurred a change in organizational culture, and in expectations, that exists to this day. That 2002 World Series championship and those five divisional titles in the 2000s didn’t happen by accident.Thus, when the Angels finish their season Sunday, regardless of what you think about Scioscia’s managerial style or strategic decisions or recent performance, he deserves a long, rousing ovation.Consider it a thank you. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The problem with that train of thought? The market for a 60-year-old manager with a lot of experience, a big salary and outsized influence in an organization is drying up.In fact, such managers are dinosaurs. Scioscia, his former lieutenant Joe Maddon with the Cubs and Bruce Bochy with the Giants all made $6 million this year, with Cleveland’s Terry Francona and Baltimore’s Buck Showalter next at $4 million. A Mike Scioscia bobblehead is the giveaway at Angel Stadium Saturday night. If that doesn’t send a message, I don’t know what does.(If the dolls were to be truly realistic, they would depict Scioscia with palms up and a look of bewilderment on his face, as if to say, “What in the world happened to my pitching staff?”)Sunday’s game against the A’s, in the eyes of most of the baseball world, is expected to be Scioscia’s last game as Angels manager. After a 19-year tenure that includes a World Series championship, seven playoff appearances, two Manager of the Year awards and a club record 1,649 victories through Friday, it is anticipated that Scioscia, whose 10-year contract is up with the season finale, will be asked to step aside. That will come in the wake of four straight non-playoff seasons, and three straight in which the Angels have finished 20-plus games back of the division leader.Since Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first broached the possibility in early August, Scioscia has insisted that no decision had been made but that he would sit down with general manager Billy Eppler and owner Arte Moreno at some point to discuss his future. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more