UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year

first_img View post tag: JMSDF UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year View post tag: HMS Argyll As the UK and Japan defense ministries are stepping up their cooperation in response to the unprecedented threat posed by North Korea, the Royal Navy is sending a Type 23 frigate to Japan.In December 2018, HMS Argyll is set to be sent to the region. UK troops exercising jointly with their Japanese counterparts next year will be a first for non-US troops on Japanese soil.The announcement was made as part of UK Prime Ministers Theresa May’s visit to Japan and the headquarters of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) at Yokosuka outside Tokyo, where she received a briefing from Japanese and UK military personnel on-board helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the largest vessel in the JMSDF.The briefing focused on the strength of the UK-Japan defense relationship, including joint mine countermeasures work in the region.In addition to naval cooperation, the UK and Japan will agree to cooperate on cyber security ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and share best practice and expertise, including through an exchange of expert visits.The two countries will also improve information-sharing and will strengthen cooperation on aviation security and tackling violent extremism.“I am determined that our defence and security cooperation will continue to go from strength to strength, enhancing our collective response to threats to the international order and to global peace and security, through increased cooperation on defence, cyber security, and counter-terrorism,” Theresa May said. Share this article View post tag: Type 23center_img Authorities September 4, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

AI will help you get your … beer faster?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How many of you have ever tried to grab a drink at a crowded bar?It can be frustrating. End of the world problem? No. But still.Well, AI to the rescue.  Possibly.  A company will try to use AI to help bars recognize who was in line first for a drink. I’m not kidding. (Engadget). Using facial recognition, it notices a person and then assigns her a number. The next person it recognizes, it gives him the next number.AI at a bar? Really?Why not? I hesitated in sharing this little tidbit. Using AI and facial recognition to reduce wait time at a bar might seem trivial to some. But then I thought again. Sometimes a great change makes a bad process just a little bit better.We used to have to scramble for a seat at the movies. Now we can reserve seats online. continue reading »last_img read more

Prince Charles: Germany and UK ‘a force for good’ together

first_imgThe Prince of Wales has been addressing a remembrance ceremony at the German parliament, marking the country’s National Day of Mourning for victims of war. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are the first members of the Royal Family to attend the ceremony in Berlin.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Starting center’s status uncertain due to hand injury suffered against New Hampshire

first_img Published on October 10, 2012 at 12:23 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Shiann Darkangelo is trying to play through a hand injury, but Syracuse is preparing for the potential of life without its starting center.“We’ll see what she can do,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She probably won’t be able to shoot like she’s been able to shoot, but maybe she can help in other ways, so we’ll see what happens and kind of go from there.”A slash on her hand and a collision in SU’s 4-3 loss to New Hampshire on Friday kept Darkangelo out of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against then-No. 10 Northeastern. Darkangelo received a cast for the lower part of her left arm and hand before practicing with it on Tuesday. Darkangelo was not made available for comment by SU Athletics. Her status remains uncertain for this weekend’s two-game set against Penn State in State College,Pa.The sophomore was last season’s third-leading scorer with 18 points, scoring seven goals and 11 assists. Darkangelo’s hard shot, crease presence and movement would be missed if she cannot play. Yet Flanagan and his players are confident others can pick up the slack.“She’s definitely one of our key players and creates a lot of offense for us, so, I mean, going into last game we knew we were taking a hit in the offensive end,” captain Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said. “So I guess a lot of us have to step up and kind of fill that role that we’re missing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWithout Darkangelo on Saturday, the Orange struggled to link its attack through the neutral zone and into its attacking sets. Sophomore center Allie LaCombe said Darkangelo’s passing ability makes it easy for her teammates.When Darkangelo was a senior in high school, freshman defender Nicole Renault played with her for Little Caesars Under-19s. Renault is one of SU’s more composed passers, and she has an extra appreciation for Darkangelo’s positional sense.“She sticks, she’s always getting open for the pass, she’s always talking, being a good teammate,” Renault said. “If you make a good pass she’ll make sure to let you know.”Darkangelo also carries her weight on defense, back-checking on opposing defenders sneaking into the zone.LaCombe struggles skating back and keeping track of opponents on defense. But Darkangelo teaches her something new on defense every day in practice.“If I watch her then I know what to do because she’s very smart,” LaCombe said.Renault said her teammate refuses to leave her defenders out to dry. Yet Darkangelo’s hard shot may be her greatest asset to the team.More than 80 percent of goals are scored on rebounds, Flanagan said. The speed of Darkangelo’s shot produces opportunities for teammates closer to goal, an area of weakness the Orange is looking to improve before taking on a PSU team that employs a conservative defense.“When teams pack it in in front you try to get somebody off to the side and you know just getting somebody back door, that kind of thing,” Flanagan said. “So we could use her size in front of the net and down low and just getting rebounds.”At 5 feet 9 inches tall, Darkangelo is the team’s second-tallest player, and while the team could miss her physical presence around the crease, others are expected to fill the void.Renault pointed to 5-foot-2-inch forward Melissa Piacentini, who was SU’s top performer in the beginning of Saturday’s game before recording her first career assist on fellow freshman Laurie Kingsbury’s third-period goal.Flanagan said Darkangelo is trying to play, but regardless of her status for Saturday, the entire offense is expected to step up.Said Flanagan: “Whether it’s (Darkangelo) or Emily or anybody, we got to start getting some production. But I feel good about this group.” Commentslast_img read more

Gloucestershire battle to English County Finals victory

first_img Tags: Buckinghamshire, County Finals, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Royal North Devon, Staffordshire, Surrey, Women, Yorkshire 21 Sep 2018 Gloucestershire battle to English County Finals victory Gloucestershire won the English Women’s County Championship today in a battle of endurance on the storm-swept links of Royal North Devon Golf Club.Storm Bronagh succeeded Storm Ali and Storm Helene to deliver more brutal conditions for the six teams, with today’s winds easily the worst of the week.Because of the adverse conditions today’s three matches were each reduced to four singles and two foursomes. At the start of play, Gloucestershire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire were all in the title hunt, with the South West team holding a slight advantage thanks to their superior total of game points.But it was Gloucestershire who literally swept to victory, beating Buckinghamshire 5-1, while Surrey’s challenge was derailed by Staffordshire who won that match 4.5-1.5. In the final match of the day Norfolk scored their first win of the week, beating Yorkshire 4-2.This is Gloucestershire’s second win at County Finals, following their 2016 success, and captain Andra Knight commented: “They are an incredible team and what they achieved today was just amazing. We were hoping for a win, but to come in 5-1 was the icing on the cake.“The wind was incredibly challenging out there but our players are so resilient and they just want it for each other.”Today, players were muffled up with only eyes showing between snoods and hats, flags bent, the winds howled and buffeted and club selection was an art form. As an example, the par three fifth measured 102 yards to the front, 115 to the flag – and was playing at 185 yards.To add insult to injury, Gloucestershire’s Alex Saunders had her ball stolen by a crow on the 10th but she was able to drop a replacement, win the hole and go on to win her match 5/4.Some of the golf was of remarkable quality by any standards and quite outstanding in the conditions. Gloucestershire’s Caley McGinty almost holed in one on the short 14th, where her ball circumnavigated the hole, and she repeatedly demonstrated her lovely short game, chipping dead on the 15th to close out her match.Moments earlier, team-mate Ebonie Lewis had also claimed her point on the 15th, after leading throughout her game. And within minutes Ffion Tynan pulled off a remarkable come-back to win on the 17th and seal Gloucestershire’s victory.The 15-year-old had been three down after 10, but after some chocolate and encouragement from her coach and her caddie, she turned her game around to maintain her 100% winning record of six wins from six games.The foursomes were played at the end of the order and Grace Connelly and Charlie Hiatt lost no time in adding another point to Gloucestershire’s total with their 8/7 winMeanwhile, a very determined Staffordshire team put paid to Surrey’s title ambitions. Emily Brennan (3/2) and Morgan Thomas (5/4) led the way for the Midland North team before Georgie Taylor (1up) and Georgina Wilkie (half) secured the win, followed by team captain Jenny Rhodes and Rachel Bishop who sped to a 7/6 win.Norfolk saved their best till last, scoring their first win of the week over Yorkshire and claiming 5th place in the final table. There were halved results for Chloe Gibbs and Imogen Leeder and wins from Tiffany Mills (2/1) and the foursomes pairings of Jo Herd and Jasmine Campbell (5/4) and Chloe Rowswell and Abigail O’Riordan (4/3).Final placings: 1 Gloucestershire 2 Staffordshire 3 Surrey 4 Buckinghamshire 5 Norfolk 6 Yorkshire.Click here for full results• Royal North Devon Golf club hosted the championship as part of its celebrations to mark 150 years of women’s golf and each player was presented with a commemorative mug.Caption: The winning Gloucestershire team, from left. Back row: Jessica Brown, Ebonie Lewis, Sam Round, Rachael Archibald, Charlie Hiatt, Caley McGinty.Front row: Ffion Tynan, Alex Saunders, Andra Knight (captain), Claudia Ovens and Grace Connelly.Image copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more