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USNS Wheeler, USNS Fast Tempo Take Part in OPDS Drill

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Take Part View post tag: Korea USNS Vadm K. R. WheelerMilitary Sealift Command (MSC) vessels USNS Wheeler (T-AG 5001) and USNS Fast Tempo participated in an Offshore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS) exercise off of Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea (ROK) from Sept. 12-22. Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Wheeler, USNS Fast Tempo Take Part in OPDS Drill Share this article View post tag: Drill View post tag: USNS Fast Tempo USNS Wheeler, USNS Fast Tempo Take Part in OPDS Drillcenter_img The OPDS exercise is a MSC sponsored, semi-annual event that allows crewmembers to exercise the full capabilities of the OPDS system in a real-world environment. USNS Wheeler is a government-owned, contractor-operated vessel. Approximately 20 civilian mariners operate and navigate the ship, along with eight crew members who operate and deploy the OPDS.“The OPDS system is designed to be fully operational in less than 48 hours from arrival; therefore, it is important for crew members to remain sharp on OPDS operations in the event of a contingency,” said John Mansfield, captain of USNS Wheeler. “The exercise also exposes military personnel in all branches of both U.S. and ROK forces to the unique capabilities of these vessels and the importance they play in defense and logistical support.”During the OPDS Exercise, Wheeler was positioned approximately 9,000 feet from Dogu Beach using her sophisticated Dynamic Positioning System (DPS), which allows the ship to automatically approach and maintain positioning from a designated fixed point without anchoring. The OPDS flexible piping was then connected to the Beach Termination Unit (BTU), and 65,000 gallons of potable water was pumped through all eight miles of flexible pipe that was laid out on the ocean bottom.[mappress]Press Release, September 25, 2014; Image: msc.navy.mil September 25, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: OPDS View post tag: asia View post tag: USNS Wheeler View post tag: Naval Authoritieslast_img read more

US family buys Southport house in multimillion-dollar pre-auction deal

first_imgThe house exudes luxury. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe house was designed by renowned Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard.“The buyers were from San Francisco and flew in to see the property and secure it,” Mr Paradise said. “It’s a stunning architecturally designed home — it’s a one off.“We have thrilled buyers and sellers.” The three-level property was designed by renowned Gold Coast architect Bayden Goddard and has a Hamptons style throughout. It features a six-car garage, wine cellar, pool, seamless indoor and outdoor living and entertaining and sits in the highly regarded TSS precinct. 16 Brighton Pde, Southport, sold before auction in a multimillion-dollar deal. A custom-built Cape Cod house, which is often in the property limelight, has been snapped up by buyers from the US in a multimillion-dollar pre-auction sale. The luxurious Southport house was set to head under the hammer on Sunday but numerous offers saw the deal be inked Saturday night. Entertain in style. It has been very popular online. Owners Kate and Price Gallie, who built the property to raise their four sons, are used to their luxury house being in the spotlight.“It’s always been very much loved on Pinterest, it won Australia’s best room many years ago in Home Beautiful magazine … it has always been out there and people seem to love it,” Ms Gallie told the Bulletin in March. “They love the high ceilings and the light, the architect has done a great job.“And I had a great time styling and decorating it as well.”During the property’s most recent campaign it was often one of Queensland’s most viewed properties on realestate.com.au each week. It is on a 1553sq m block. The Gallie family have purchased property locally with plans to build another standout house. “My husband compares it to a rock group who put out their first album — will it be a one-hit wonder? Was it a fluke?,” Ms Gallie said.“I hope I don’t regret leaving, it’s going to be hard one to leave.” It sold for an undisclosed figure.Ray White Prestige Surfers Paradise agent Jackson Paradise said the six-bedroom property at 16 Brighton Pde sold for an undisclosed figure to an expat family. CoreLogic records show the house was listed with a different agency with a $4.75 million price guide in December 2018. MORE NEWS: Is this the Coast’s most popular mansion? MORE NEWS: Imagine living at a resort A family from the States purchased the six-bedroom house. last_img read more

Battle for the Leaders leader starts with Ohio State

first_imgWhen the No. 23 Wisconsin football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) heads to Columbus, Ohio for a matchup Saturday with No. 4 Ohio State (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten), its team members already know what they are getting themselves into.Over the last season — and continuing into this season — the Buckeyes have not lost a single game and currently hold the nation’s longest active win streak at 16 straight games.Last year, although they came close to pulling an upset and ending OSU’s bid for a perfect season, Wisconsin was one of those “W”s for Ohio State, losing 21-14 in overtime in Madison on Nov. 17.Leading the way for OSU throughout most of its unbeaten run has been junior quarterback Braxton Miller, a dual-threat passer who averaged more than 100 yards rushing in 2012 in addition to completing 58.3 percent of his passes.While Miller was forced to sit out of Ohio State’s previous two matchups against California and Florida A&M as he prepares to return Saturday, his job as starting quarterback is no longer quite so secure.Filling in for Miller has been senior Kenny Guiton, who not only led OSU to a 76-0 thrashing of Florida A&M Sept. 21 but also broke a school record by passing for six touchdowns, all of which were in the first half.In respect to Guitton’s breakout weekend, OSU head coach Urban Meyer elected to name both quarterbacks co-starters on the depth chart released earlier this week.Still, even though Wisconsin does not know exactly who will be calling the shots when it steps on the field Saturday, the players and coaches expressed their confidence in their ability to adapt to either quarterback.“They are a very formation-based offense,” redshirt sophomore cornerback Darius Hillary said. “You look at some of the offenses, some of the pictures that we’re given and then you can gauge what players you are going to be getting out of them.“I definitely think they are two very great quarterbacks that we have to look out for, but I think we can do a great job this weekend.”This might be easier said than done for the Wisconsin secondary, however.While UW’s defense didn’t allow a point in its first two games in 2013, it was a number of critical passes in a late-game drive for Arizona State that helped it to score the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.In the 2012 matchup, OSU’s weak passing game made it easy for UW to focus on the running game and Miller’s ability to make something out of nothing on broken plays, but the first few games this season seem to indicate that may no longer be the case.In four games, the Ohio State passing game has averaged 218 yards per game on its way to 15 touchdowns already this season.With this in mind, Hillary emphasized the need for them to get back to the basics as they take on a core of talented OSU receivers.“It starts up front with the pass rush,” Hillary said. “We want to make them move around in the pocket and just have to stay on top of them and be good in coverage.”A number of injuries have prevented key players from practicing throughout the week, Making things more difficult for the Wisconsin defense as they head to Columbus.Over the course of the week, both redshirt senior linebacker Brandon Kelly and redshirt junior defensive end Peniel Jean have been forced to sit out with hamstring and leg injuries, respectively.The injuries forced head coach Gary Andersen to look at a number of different options should they not be able to play in time for Saturday’s game, particularly when looking at the Wisconsin secondary.“We could do a lot of different things,” Andersen said at his Monday press conference. “With the way that [Caputo has] moved himself forward at the safety position, it makes you start to look at the situation and say, ‘Are you going to put him more down into the box and let him be an outside linebacker type of guy?’ He’s been so productive.“We’ll always just try to get the best 11 kids on the field. … [It] will depend on the transformation of the free safety at that point and who can get back there and play, and can Tanner [McEvoy] get in a spot to be able to play some free safety.”With Wisconsin posing the first real test for OSU in 2013, Buckeye fans aren’t taking their advantage as the home team lightly. The Ohio State Athletic Department has scheduled a “scarlet out” for Saturday’s game, urging fans to wear OSU’s school color scarlet red at the game.Still, while the prospect of playing at the Horseshoe may be intimidating, redshirt senior defensive end Pat Muldoon believes his team is prepared for the task ahead.“I think we’re ready for it,” Muldoon said. “We’ve got a lot of senior leadership, this is the biggest class of seniors we have had since I’ve been here. It’s kind of seniors lead the way and everything will follow.”last_img read more

As Lakers look to land another star in free agency, timing will be of the essence

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Lakers are starting to feel like the Lakers again.As NBA’s marketplace opens Sunday afternoon, the biggest deal of the offseason so far already belongs to the Lakers in a blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis. They also are in the running for the only move that might top it: signing Kawhi Leonard, the freshly minted NBA Finals MVP.The heavy swings for power players are reminiscent of the previous eras of Lakers dominance, when the franchise could get who they wanted and then could add banners to their collection. Among fans, it helps inspire confidence that a six-year playoff drought is soon coming to an end.But the Lakers are also treading on precarious ground, needing to fill at least 11 roster spots for next season. While they’ll meet with Leonard in the next few days — attempting to sell the Riverside native on joining Davis and LeBron James in one of the most intimidating superteams ever — the market is already thinning beneath them. If they miss out, their options to build a promising foundation into an actual contender could be frustratingly dry. But the Lakers’ quickly ramping into a competitor for his services also brings questions. Is Leonard truly interested in teaming up with other stars after he just won a championship as the focal point of his team? Has he built any kind of emotional bond with Toronto and Canada, which fully embraced him with an unparalleled national fervor? Is there any leverage to be gained for Leonard by entertaining more suitors? The Lakers will have to gauge the answers to these questions to determine how plausible signing Leonard truly is.Beyond Leonard or Butler, there does appear to be a fallback plan for the Lakers, albeit a surprising one. If Irving signs with Brooklyn, the Nets are likely to renounce 23-year-old guard D’Angelo Russell. ESPN reported that Russell and the Lakers have an interest in a possible reunion, even though he was shipped out in a trade two years ago. The most the Lakers could pay Russell is about $27.3 million — leaving some money left over to address other areas of the roster.Beyond that, star-chasing becomes less of an option. The Lakers would need to make sensible, middle-of-the-road signings with their available space and target players they believe can help bring a championship to Los Angeles, and they’d have to nail most of them.For the next few years, free agency is going to be the main route for the Lakers to add talent: They gave virtually all of their draft and trade assets to New Orleans and Washington in exchange for Davis. A few bad acquisitions this summer can dramatically hamper the team’s ability to contend, and the Lakers mostly lack the trade ballast to get off of any bad contracts they might take on.With Davis, the Lakers have made a big move to be taken seriously once again. Now comes the tricky part. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhile the Lakers celebrated clearing salary cap space for a max free agent earlier this week, the number of max players on the market is already dwindling. ESPN reported Saturday afternoon that Kemba Walker is planning on signing with the Boston Celtics, and Kyrie Irving could quickly come to an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. That takes the two most vaunted guards off the board before free agency even begins on Sunday at 3 p.m. PDT (grumbling about tampering is understandable, but doesn’t change the state of affairs).So the Lakers could be threading a host of needles, weighing the feasibility of landing their top target against missing out on the cream of the free agent role players who could still help. If Leonard takes a few days to parse through his top options — which are believed to be the Raptors, the Clippers and the Lakers — that could eat up valuable time.Related Articlescenter_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It makes a huge difference. If the Lakers convince Leonard, who was known last year to desire a trade to Southern California, to sign, it would use up the entirety of their estimated $32 million in salary cap space. The rest of the roster would have to be filled out with a $4.8 million room exception and minimum contracts plucking from the bottom of the market.If the Lakers don’t sign a max free agent (the Athletic reported Saturday that they’re also interested in Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler), they have money to spend on the supporting cast, but that money might not help much if players such as Patrick Beverley and Danny Green (two reported targets) commit to other teams early.Leonard is the kind of free agent worth waiting for. The 6-foot-7 wing is arguably the best two-way player in the NBA, both an elite scorer (26.6 ppg) and a lockdown wing defender. He has credible ties to SoCal, just turned 28 on Saturday, and his playoff run inspired confidence that he can effectively manage a quad condition that hampered him in previous seasons. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more