USS Mahan fires flares in first US-Iran run in of 2017

first_img USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 View post tag: USS Mahan U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mahan fired three warning shots at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels after they came within 800 meters of the ship on January 8.The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz and involved the U.S. Navy destroyer and four Iranian vessels, Reuters reported citing U.S. defense officials.The report further said that USS Mahan, as it is customary, established communication with the Iranian vessels but that did not slow them down.Before firing the warning shots, USS Mahan fired warning flares while a helicopter dropped a smoke float. According to Reuters, the Sunday encounter was one of seven but all others were not deemed unsafe.Encounters between Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels are not uncommon. Last year saw a rise in the number of incidents in the Strait of Hormuz.In January 2016, Iranian vessels captured 10 US Navy soldiers at gunpoint after they strayed into Iranian waters. The soldiers were released after spending a night captured on Farsi Island where they were filmed, and later broadcast on national TV, apologizing for their actions.Prior to that, Iran staged naval drills during which live-fire missiles were fired near the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Iranians harassed the same carrier a month later when they flew a drone over the carrier while Iranian media reported that a submarine managed to approach the carrier’s strike group without being noticed.U.S. Navy destroyers were forced to fire warning shots on several occasions in 2016. The video below shows an incident from August 2016 when USS Nitze fired flares at a group of Iranian vessels that approached within 300 yards of the ship. Authorities View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: strait of hormuz View post tag: Iran January 9, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

Police converge on University Park Mall, stop person armed with an ax

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Twitter By Jon Zimney – June 1, 2020 2 1981 Police converge on University Park Mall, stop person armed with an ax WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleSouth Shore Line suspends service due to protests, riotsNext articleGoshen College announces COVID fueled changes ahead of fall semester Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. (Photo supplied/Kyle Fobe/ABC 57) It was an abrupt end to the shopping day at University Park Mall, which closed early, late Sunday afternoon, May 31, due to a threat.(Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney)A small group of people arrived at the mall’s food court. One person was armed with an ax and was swinging it, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.Mishawaka Police were already on scene, due to the potential of trouble.The group tried to leave in a vehicle but police were able to stop the vehicle, ABC 57 reported.There were no injuries reported. Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

MBB : Boeheim, SU hope to continue success against UConn’s Walker in Big East semifinals

first_imgNEW YORK –– One day short of the two-year anniversary of their epic six-overtime classic – the game that trumps any other in the storied canon of Big East tournament games – Syracuse and Connecticut will renew their rivalry at Madison Square Garden tonight (7 p.m., ESPN) in the tournament semifinals.But leading up to the game, the focus has been cast on one player who is the only remaining Husky star from the night and early morning that was March 12 and 13 of 2009. He is also the unquestioned star of this year’s tournament after his last-second quarterfinal heroics Thursday.He is Kemba Walker. And despite the fact that Jim Boeheim’s acclaimed 2-3 zone muzzled Walker into his worst performance of the season on Feb. 2, the SU head coach expects the Walker who has a knack to carry his team and hit big shots to show up versus Syracuse Friday.‘I don’t take anything out of the (Feb. 2) Connecticut game,’ Boeheim said after Syracuse’s 79-72 quarterfinal win over St. John’s on Thursday. ‘I don’t think they played well. Kemba had probably his worst night of the year and we know that wont happen (Friday) night.’On Friday, Boeheim expects the Walker who, as a freshman two years ago, hit a shot with 1.1 seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime of six. He expects the Walker who earned first team All-Big East honors earlier this week, only to top it Thursday with a 24-point performance in a heart-stopping upset of top-seeded Pittsburgh – capped off by a beautiful walk-off step-back jumper which left Pitt center Gary McGhee in a heap on the floor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe expects that Walker, the Walker who pillaged pretty much every team but Boeheim’s this year. Not the Walker who only went for eight points – the only game this season where Walker has been held to single digits – in the then-No. 6 Huskies 66-58 loss to SU on Feb. 2.But if Walker’s history against SU foretells anything, it is that the Orange has his number. Two years ago in the six-overtime classic, a then jumper-less Walker struggled in an abysmal 4-of-18 and 0-of-7 shooting performance from behind the 3-point line.Two years ago, though, Walker wasn’t the one and only savior and workhorse for a loaded No. 4 UConn. He has been this year and was expected to be on Feb. 2. In that contest, Walker struggled against a scouting report devised by another former star of the Big East tournament – Gerry McNamara. McNamara conveyed to the Orange guards that within the 2-3 zone they must not let Walker shoot, never mind score. He only shot the ball six times in a second half during which the Huskies took 27 shots.After the game, it left UConn head coach Jim Calhoun so frustrated he refused to talk about any Husky player other than Jeremy Lamb, who scored 22 points.‘Individually I don’t have comment on any of our players except Jeremy,’ Calhoun said. ‘I thought he played terrific.’‘I thought tonight we got beat,’ Calhoun added. ‘But I don’t think we should have gotten beat.’The man who stepped up for Walker that night, Lamb, said he felt the mentally tough Bronx-native Walker let the referees take over his game.‘I just think he let the referees get in his head,’ Lamb said. ‘Once he didn’t get certain calls he got a little frustrated.’Frustrated is the last thing Walker will be Friday, his complete confidence super-saturated after his heroics Thursday.Boeheim is bracing for him. He knows he has two players left over — Rick Jackson and Kris Joseph — from the six-overtime game where he said he had ‘never been prouder of any team he ever coached.’Boeheim’s two include Jackson, who has grown to become the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year and best big man two years after coming up in the clutch. He slammed home a game-tying dunk with four seconds left in the first overtime in 2009, and set a timely screen to free Andy Rautins up for a game-tying 3-pointer in the third overtime.Still, though, tonight isn’t about Jackson. It’s about Walker. And the same number of points Boeheim held Walker to two years ago and the last time out, eight, is the amount of games Boeheim thinks the energizer bunny Walker could play in this tournament. Yes, eight. That is the kind of regard Boeheim holds Walker — even if the coach has held him in check.Said Boeheim: ‘I think Kemba Walker could play eight nights in a row.’[email protected] Daily Orange beat writer predictions:Brett LoGiuratoSyracuse 70, Connecticut 68Can’t you just feel a Fab Melo game-winning layup? March Madness!Tony OliveroSyracuse 68, Connecticut 66If there is one team Kemba doesnt want to play it’s Cuse. Eight versus the zone in the six-overtime game. Eight on Feb. 2.Andrew L. JohnSyracuse 73, Connecticut 71Four wins in four days is pretty difficult to pull off, even for the best player in the country. Published on March 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Help wanted: City of Wellington needs street laborer

first_imgThe City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Street Laborer.  Under supervision this position is responsible for  performing routine semi-skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the City street system and other work activities leading to the acquisition of equipment operator skills.Diploma or GED required, with experience and knowledge of  equipment operation  preferred.   Salary range is $9.58 to $13.89 DOQ, with excellent benefits, EOE, Drug free workplace.  Apply at www.HrePartners.com or at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS by 5:00pm on September 6th, 2016.last_img

Mike Tyson comeback vs. Roy Jones Jr. ‘a beautiful thing’ despite risks, says George Foreman

first_imgWhile making clear the dangers of competing again, Foreman expects it would have been impossible to change Tyson’s mind once it was made up.”Boxing is nothing to play with. I would tell them that it’s really dangerous,” he said. “But when you make up your mind to do something like that, you can’t tell them not to do it. They’re not going to hear that.”Even me, a big fool like me, back in the day, I only saw what I wanted to see.” George Foreman believes the exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. is a “beautiful thing,” even if there is a danger in the pair stepping back into the ring.Tyson has confirmed he will make a comeback Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, taking on four-weight world champion Jones in a pay-per-view contest. The 54-year-old Tyson, whose last outing was in 2005, when he retired against Kevin McBride – has teased the possibility of a return in recent months, posting videos on social media as he worked out in the gym.Foreman understands better than most why the duo have signed up for the showdown. At age 45, he became the oldest heavyweight champion when he famously stopped Michael Moorer.”There’s a time when you’ve got to worry about your health, but it’s a beautiful thing that they would even come out [and fight],” Foreman told TMZ Sports. “Perhaps they can name a charity to be the recipient of the funds. I think it’s good to come out, but it’s got to be a fun thing.”last_img read more