USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial

first_img Authorities Share this article USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial View post tag: americas View post tag: Acceptance Trial September 25, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial View post tag: USS Milwaukee The future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) successfully concluded its acceptance trial Sept. 18, after completing a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for October. During the five-day trial, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the installed systems.While underway the ship performed launch and recovery operations of the 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat, a four-hour full power run, surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, and demonstrated the ship’s maneuverability performing tight turns and full-power quick reversal.Following her commissioning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in November, the ship will prepare for full ship shock trials to be held in the Atlantic Ocean in 2016. She will then sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS Freedom (LCS 1), USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and USS Coronado (LCS 4).[mappress mapid=”17013″]Image: US Navylast_img read more

Amate Clinches CBN Governor’s Golf Cup

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaA medical doctor, Ahmed Amate, shot 67 nett to win the CBN Governor’s Cup on a sunny day at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.His gross for the tournament was 89, a mix of seven pars, seven bogeys and three double bogeys.Playing in the Men’s Division Three category, Amate’s path to victory was eased by a back-nine run of 40.Following the victory, the IBB Committee lowered his handicap from 22 to 19.4.A field of 200 golfers featured in the CBN Cup, the last official tournament on the schedule of IBB Golf Club for the year.An excited Amate afterwards vowed to defend his new handicap or even consider becoming a golf professional in the future. “The thing about golf is that when it comes, it comes. You can have a bad day; I happened to play well today. I will keep playing well and will be glad to defend the title next year,’’ he said.M.B Rafferty marginally edged the Men Division 1 (Handicap 0-12) beating Tony Azogu on countback while C. Osarumwese grabbed the second runner up nett with 74.Sola Awoyungbo carded 79 to win the CBN Pensioners title; O.M Fakiyesi was three shots off for the runner up nett.Dipo Sanya (Gross), Samuel Anyamele (Veteran) and Davou Tiri (Men D2) all clinched individual laurels.Rachel Danjuma (71) defeated Amina Wilfred by two shots to triumph in the ladies’ handicap 0-20 category, while J. Ikwue, who shot 74, took honours in 21-30 category by one stroke.Grace Ihonvbere won the Ladies Longest Drive, resting 227 metres from the green, while Danjuma took the nearest to the pin (22.5ft) to the flag.IBB Captain Sunday Ameh (SAN) thanked the governor of CBN for making the tournament a feature at the club in the past 11 seasons.The Acting Director Corporate Communications CBN, Isaac Okorafor expressed delight at the successful competition of the tournament, adding the sponsors were encouraged by the large number of participants.“We pledge that having done it for 11 years, we will continue to sponsor the tournament and even take it higher,” Okorafor said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Phoenix Suns stun Boston Celtics, run winning streak to 4 games

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “If I get on any social media (site) I’m going to hear about it all day when this game’s coming up,” Booker said, smiling. “Obviously that was a special night in my career.”BUSY STRETCHThe Celtics played their first of a game every other day for the next 36 days.Irving said it’s just about taking care of bodies and getting through the workload.“You want to prepare yourself the best you know how,” he said. “It’s more about maintenance and survival right now.”It was also their first of four games in a row at home, which culminates with a Christmas Day matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.NICE COMPANYIrving is the first Celtics player with five games of 20-plus points and 10-plus assists within the first 30 games of a season since Larry Bird did it in 1990-91.UP NEXTSuns: At the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “We had multiple conversations when we were losing early in the year,” Booker said. “We looked around the locker room and said, ‘Nobody’s going to feel bad for us.’”It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Suns since opening the season 4-24. Phoenix has its first four-game winning streak since March 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“There’s so much positivity,” said Ayton, who tied his season high in rebounds. “You can just tag along and add your piece.”T.J. Warren scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 13 in his Suns debut. LATEST STORIES Celtics: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Kemba Walker unloads 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening They led 97-84 before Boston sliced it to five on Marcus Smart’s 3 with 1:49 to go. Warren was fouled by Smart taking a 3 on the ensuing possession and made all three free throws.After a 3 by Irving, Oubre nailed a 3-pointer at the other end to help the Suns hold on.Smart’s 3 at the second-quarter buzzer gave the Celtics a 62-59 halftime lead.Boston grabbed its 11-point lead early in the first only to see the Suns use a 25-7 run over a 6½-minute stretch in the second.Baynes blocked Ayton’s pass and shook his hand in visible pain before heading to the locker room during a stoppage in play.TIP-INSSuns: Warren went to the floor hard in the second quarter and walked slowly to the bench during a timeout. He did return to the game. … Phoenix lost the first meeting between the teams in overtime at home on Nov. 8. . Oubre was acquired Monday in a trade with Washington.Celtics: C Al Horford missed his sixth straight game with a sore left knee. Boston coach Brad Stevens said Horford didn’t practice Tuesday but did some things on the court Wednesday morning. “Feeling better, getting better. Reassess pretty much every day,” Stevens said. … F Marcus Morris also missed the game with a sore right knee. … Boston shot 70.8 percent (17 of 24) in the first quarter.NOT THIS TIMEBooker had scored 38 points or more in his last three games against Boston, including 70 at TD Garden on March 24, 2017. MOST READ Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Suns defeated the Celtics 111-103. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — It appears the Phoenix Suns have finally figured things out.Devin Booker had 25 points and eight assists, and rookie Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds to lead the suddenly resurgent Suns past the Boston Celtics 111-103 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kyrie Irving led Boston with 29 points and Jayson Tatum had 18. The Celtics lost their second straight after winning eight in a row.Boston center Aron Baynes broke a bone in his left hand early in the game and the team announced that he’ll be sidelined indefinitely.The Celtics opened a quick 11-point lead early in the game, but the Suns came charging back.“I think it started after the first quarter,” Irving said. “They just picked up their aggressiveness and they were pretty much in rhythm for the rest of the night.”The Suns led by six entering the final quarter and pushed it to 92-80 on Jamal Crawford’s 3-pointer from the top of the arc with just under 10 minutes to play.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more