Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet

first_img View post tag: Bester-1 View post tag: Russian Navy The Russian Navy has put their newest deep-water search and rescue vehicle Bester-1 into the service of their Pacific Fleet.The vehicle completed state trials in November 2015 and is now waiting for the search and rescue ship Igor Belousov to arrive at the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, Russia.Until it embarks on Igor Belousov, Bester-1 will be performing tasks onboard Alagez, a submarine search and rescue vehicle, and other vessels of the fleet.According to the Russian Navy, Bester-1 deep can be submerged to a depth of 700 meters and is fitted with newest automated control systems.The crew of the rescue ship Igor Belousov will make the transition to Vladivostok later this year after passing ashore and at-sea trials.[mappress mapid=”17655″] View post tag: Igor Belousov Authorities Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet February 1, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet Share this articlelast_img read more

1 person injured after active shooter reported in Indian River County

first_imgThe Indian River Sheriffs Department is reporting that they have arrested a man who was reportedly walking down a street with a shot gun and shooting at random cars.The incident was reported Friday near 3800 block of 44th Street in Gifford.Officials say they received a call about a driver who was shot in the shoulder by a man who was walking with a shotgun and a flag.The suspect, 33-year-old Torrevio Ealy, was later located by police as he was walking near a home on 44th Place. Authorities say when Ealy spotted them, he then ran inside the home. Seconds later, Ealy attempted to flee the area, however, he was captured by officials with the SWAT team.Investigators searched the home and found three other firearms and a large amount of drugs. Officials also reported that at least two of the guns were stolen.Ealy has since been arrested and taken to the Indian River County Jail on charges of attempted felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public, and resisting arrest without violence.His bond has been set at $217,000.last_img read more

Polk County Sheriff: Triple Murder Suspect “Pure Evil in the Flesh”

first_imgPolk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the murder of three friends during a fishing trip on Friday. Grady says they arrested Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, his girlfriend Mary Whittemore, 27, and Tony’s brother “Robert” Wiggins. 21, in relation to the murders.Grady Judd WigginsSheriff Judd is updating the media on the arrests of these 3 suspects in the July 17th triple homicide in #Frostproof: 26 yo Tony “TJ” Wiggins; 27 yo Mary Whittemore; and 21 yo William “Robert” Wiggins. We are live on Facebook Release to follow— Polk County Sheriff (@PolkCoSheriff) July 22, 2020 Sheriff Judd calls TJ Wiggins “pure evil in the flesh.” He has 230 previous felony charges with 15 convictions while his alleged accomplices have no rap sheet.Sheriff Judd said that TJ Wiggins was in possession of an arsenal of weapons, as a convicted felon. He lawyered up.Mary says she bought the ammunition and Sheriff Judd says there’s video to prove it. She lawyered up.The three friends were slain just moments after gathering at remote boat ramp at Lake Streety in Frostproof.Judd, who has worked at the agency since 1972 called the murder scene “horrific,” describing the deaths as a “massacre.” He said the victims, identified as Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27, were beaten and shot. Judd says the motive was an alleged stolen truck.Investigators have pieced together what they believed happened, Judd said while adding that Tillman and TJ Wiggins appear to have had a conversation at a store before the incident took place.Judd added the trio of suspects drove to an undisclosed location where they stripped down the gun, took it apart, and threw it away before going to a nearby fast food restaurant to eat.last_img read more

Woods done as king of the hill, maybe for good

first_imgIt’s premature to pronounce Woods “done,” even for this calendar year. At the latest, he will be back on the golf course by November, in the Australian Open. Maybe sooner. And if he’s desperate, Woods could still pick up a tournament round or two stateside or somewhere in Europe.But his reign as king of the hill is over, maybe for good.Every golfer suffers through lean stretches. Woods was never like any other golfer, but he’s already mired in year two of the longest drought of his professional career. He walked off the course at the Atlanta Athletic Club with his head held high; more telling was the glazed-over look in his eyes. Once he opened his mouth, the words spilled out as if delivered by a punch-drunk heavyweight, certain there was more fight left in him.“Now I’ll have nothing to do but work on my game. That’s going to be good,” he began.Asked if this was a step backward, Woods conceded it was, “in the sense that I didn’t make the cut and I’m not contending in the tournament.“But it’s a giant leap forward,” he added a moment later, “in the fact that I played two straight weeks healthy. That’s great for our practice sessions coming up. We are going to now be able to work and get after it.”He went on to parrot all the optimism and plenty of the mumbo-jumbo that his latest swing coach, Sean Foley, packages as instruction. Woods says he’s “hitting the ball further and that’s something I have to adjust for. I have way more compression now than I ever have, so the ball is coming off cleaner, faster and I’ve got to get used to that.“So again, today was another example … a lot of my shots I missed were over the greens, over the flags,” he added.Several went into the woods and ponds, too, and another 22 into bunkers, but who’s counting? Maybe Woods is in denial. What’s abundantly clear in any case is how far his game has declined.It hasn’t been a steady fall, interrupted by the occasional top five finish and time off to rehab his increasingly injured left leg. Here, though, Woods came out of the starting gate on fire, making birdies on three of his first five holes, and then skidded all the way out of the tournament. He hit the same number of fairways and greens both days—just six of 14 and 10 of 18, respectively—was slightly better saving pars out of the sand and needed one fewer putt, 28 vs. 29 on Thursday. That explained the four strokes Woods managed to shave off his opening round.But as we noted at the end of the first day, Woods’ ranking in several crucial driving, short game and putting categories have all tumbled more than 100 places since his 2009 season. He still oozes talent. What he can’t produce anymore are results.Woods and Foley have been working together for a year. Asked whether even in that short time he’s convinced the changes he’s undertaken will succeed in the long run, Woods replied, “Absolutely.”“So it’s just a matter of just doing the work. I need to go out there and spend hours getting it done,” he said.It seems a fair question to ask whether Woods couldn’t have plowed some of that work back into his game before this. Deep as the hole looked even before he stepped back out on tour two just weeks ago, it suddenly looks a whole lot deeper now.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at [email protected]) by Jim LitkeJOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP)—Everyone who wanted their pound of flesh has it now, and more.Nearly two years into his free fall, it seemed Tiger Woods couldn’t go any lower. He just did.Love Woods or hate him, the takeaway from his second round Friday at the PGA Championship—where he shot 73 for a 10-over 150 total and missed the cut by six strokes—should be sadness. Once the greatest golfer of his generation, and arguably the best of all time, the same golf swing that thrilled millions around the globe no longer scares anyone in the field. MISSES THE CUT—Tiger Woods answers a question following his second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament Aug. 12, at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) last_img read more

Obama Middle School Girls banquet a smash

first_imgCHAMPIONS—The Obama Middle School basketball team, winner of two consecutive middle school girls’ City League championships were honored at a banquet organized by their coach and boosters. by Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier Losing was more difficult than winning for the Obama Academy Middle School girls basketball team. They’ve won 20 in a row in league play over the past two years.But victories on the court aren’t the only thing that measures the success of the program that won a boys league during the Ammons Recreation Center’s winter league. “We just wanted to be able to show the girls that we are very proud of their accomplishments,” Obama head coach Ruth Walker said.To top it all off, the team walked away with its second consecutive middle school girls’ City League title when they defeated Sterrett, 46-19, in front of a packed Allderdice gym.The March 16 event was held at the Harmer House in Cheswick, PA. There were close to 70 guests in attendance. Each of them received a door prize and gifts that were sponsored by Walker and other donors.People might have been complaining about the amount of things that we poured on them that night,” Walker added. “It was so much!”Nick Futules, co-owner of the venue, is the District 7 representative of Allegheny County Council. He served as the keynote speaker and head chef of the event.“I wore many hats that evening,” Futules said. “But it was truly worthwhile for the sake of these talented youth.”Futules is an experienced restaurant owner and studied Culinary Arts in college.He, along with county council representative Bill Robinson who represents the District 10 area, served as the event’s sponsors. They made sure that each of the Obama players, coaches, and team managers received a proclamation from the County for their overall success.“We had to take some time out to acknowledge not only their achievement on the court, but also off,” Futules added. “Academics are number one for us at county council.”Walker also honored her kids for academic achievement.“I’d say like 98 percent of our kids were recognized for having made the honor roll or better,” she said.Each girl that participated received a unique-looking silver trophy with a female basketball player that is dribbling over an orange-colored basketball.The Obama parents, in gratitude, presented Coach Walker with a plaque that was purple for the team’s color, recognizing all of her accomplishments.“The effort that Coach Walker put into this event and that she puts into the team, as a whole, is phenomenal,” Futules said.In addition to candy bar party favors that contained three photographs, the eighth-grade players received personalized ‘memory books’. And along with the County proclamations, the Pittsburgh Public Schools provided certificates of achievement for the girls, who also received varsity-style letters.“These girls are so worthy of all of this,” Walker said. “They have done so much. And in this, we hope that they realize that they will continue to gain their rewards if they continue this level of commitment to success over their lives.”“These efforts don’t go unnoticed by these youth,” Futules said. “These are memories that can last a lifetime. I don’t think they’ll ever forget it.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @malikvincent.)last_img read more

Watch: Graeme Souness questions if Arsenal are a ‘proper team’ after meek 2-2 draw…

first_imgAdvertisement 6gknNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8yhjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eymjqs( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fWould you ever consider trying this?😱9w6soCan your students do this? 🌚t5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Graeme Souness the former Liverpool manager and football pundit is widely known for his sharp tongue. Previously the Scottish had scathed Paul Pogba for his antics and now he has launched an attack on the Gunners following their 2-2 draw at Watford. Arsenal ended the first half with a 2-0 lead against the Hornets at home. But Tom Cleverley and Roberto Pereyra ended the Gunners 3 points dream at the death, as shambolic defence by David Luiz and co helped Quique Sanchez Flores’ side earn a point at home.Advertisement Pierre Emerick Aubameyang bagged a brace in the first half but it was Quique Sanchez Flores’ side who should’ve claimed all three points, as they remarkably managed to fire 31 shots against a broken Arsenal defence; only to be let down by poor finishing. La Masia graduate Gerard Deulofeu dominated the left flank, but failed to test Bernd Leno, while Abdoulaye Doucoure wasted a glorious chance to score the winner in the the dying minutes.Advertisement Arsenal has been accused of collapsing as soon as their opponent start firing in their half and Souness, the Sky Sports pundit, criticised the Gunners while discussed their collapse at Vicarage Road.“They capitulated; proper teams don’t play like that.” he said.“They brought on some kids. That was a game when it was 2-1 and it was time to dig in. When the kids came on it was all over the place, it was like a game of basketball. Persisting with playing out from the back was going to cost them a goal, and they were lucky it was only one.” Souness further added.Arsenal will face Aston Villa at home next Sunday after their Europa League opener against Eintracht Frankfurt this Thursday.  Advertisementlast_img read more