NATO ASW drill Dynamic Manta kicks off in Italy

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Manta NATO’s major Mediterranean Sea anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Manta is getting underway at the Italian port of Catania on Monday, March 5.The two-week drill will take place in the Ionian Sea and will be joined by navies from 10 allied countries.Dynamic Manta is an annual NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at providing complex and challenging scenarios for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills development.Last year’s edition of the exercise saw the participation of nine submarines, 10 surface ships and nine maritime patrol aircraft.Submarines so far confirmed to be taking part in Dynamic Manta 2018 include Royal Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Windsor, Hellenic Navy submarine HS Matrozos, Turkish submarine TCG Preveze and Spanish Navy’s ESPS Mistral.According to a NATO infographic, the exercise will host ten nations, six submarines and nine surface ships for the evolutions. Authorities March 5, 2018 Share this article View post tag: NATO NATO ASW drill Dynamic Manta kicks off in Italy Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO ASW drill Dynamic Manta kicks off in Italy View post tag: ASWlast_img read more

Harvard responds to tragedy in New Haven

first_imgWe are all saddened by the tragic death this morning before the Harvard-Yale football game.  Our thoughts are with the victim and her family and friends.We also express our sympathy and concern for the two other people who were injured, one of whom is a staff member at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE).  Our DCE colleague was treated at and released from a hospital in New Haven earlier this afternoon.  To protect her privacy, we are not releasing her name at this time.last_img

Volleyball: Badgers look to continue recent success against Purdue

first_imgLess than a week after a history-making performance against Nebraska, the University of Wisconsin volleyball team will once again be put to the test, this time against the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers.Purdue (17-4 Overall, 8-2 Big Ten), presents a unique challenge of its own with setter Ashley Evans, a 6-foot-1 redshirt sophomore. Evans, who averages 11.1 assists per set, was part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team’s China tour in June and leads a dangerous front-line unit that averages 14.21 kills per set and is currently hitting at a percentage of .279 percent.“[Purdue] is I think 50 points higher than anybody else in the league offensively with their hitting percentage,” UW head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “So we’ve got a real big challenge defensively to go against that. They’ve got an unbelievable right side.”That right side features Annie Drews, a senior outside hitter who is top 50 in the NCAA in kills per set (4.11), and also four other players in the Boilermakers’ front-line average more than two kills per set.With that said, Purdue’s defense — despite holding opponents to a hitting percentage of .156 percent — has some serious holes and has especially struggled against ranked opponents, against whom they have posted a 2-3 record.The Boilermakers’ defense has averaged only 7.67 blocks per game against ranked opponents and has transferred poor defense into even poorer offense by hitting only .156 percent against those same opponents. That should play into the favor of the Badgers, who are coming off of their highest blocking performance of the season with 15 blocks at Nebraska.“We have worked real hard on blocking and backcourt defense,” Sheffield said. “Start of the year, I think we were probably blocking some balls that the opponent probably had as much to do with it that we did. But right now I think our hand position is getting a lot better, our footwork is getting cleaner, we’re reading a lot better in the backcourt.”The Badgers have 10 regular season matches remaining this season. The final stretch will start this Friday against Purdue at the UW Field House at 7 p.m., and will be part of a cluster of seven home games to finish out the regular season.last_img read more