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Image of the Day: Navy Ships Patrol Dutch Waters amid Nuclear Security Summit

first_img View post tag: ships View post tag: Amid Authorities The said vessels are HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, Holland and Friesland.The Dutch Navy has sent its ships to patrol the area and provide security both at sea and on land to 58 world leaders and thousands of delegates who are visiting the Netherlands from 24 to 25 of March.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 25, 2014; Image: Dutch Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Security March 25, 2014 View post tag: Dutch Three ships of the Dutch Navy and teams of the Special Maritime Forces (MARSOF) of the Dutch Marine Corps have been sent to sea anent the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, in The Hague. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Summit View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Defence View post tag: waters View post tag: Patrol Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Navy Ships Patrol Dutch Waters amid Nuclear Security Summit Image of the Day: Navy Ships Patrol Dutch Waters amid Nuclear Security Summitlast_img read more

Botofago bang past HI Stars 4-1, Amelia’s Ward Panthers and Rockers in 2-2 stalemate

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanBOTOFAGO got their act off to a winning note with a 4-1 brushing aside of Hi Stars, while Net Rockers ended the quest of Amelia’s Ward Panthers for a berth into the next stage with a 2-2 result, as this year’s Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) 5th GT Beer Christmas football championship continued on Sunday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.The night began with Botofago facing Hi Stars who were handed a loss for their abandoned game when they were trailing with six minutes left in their game against Eagles United when a scrimmage had broken out.That loss and now Botofago’s hammering out a 4-1 victory behind goals from Jashwan Moore, who netted early in the 11th minute and Jamal Haynes’ 31-minute strike sending them into a 2-0 half-time lead, were early warnings of how the game would end.But two minutes after play resumed, Hi Stars found the back of the net in the 47th minute through Jason Monah. The lead was increased, however, when Botofago’s Jamal Haynes connected again in the 60th minute making it 3-1.Then Haynes club mate Amar Jones pushed Botofago to a 4-1 lead in the 80th minute, as they shut down the hopes of Hi Stars. and now await their other group match against Eagles United to decide which club will advance to the semifinals from that group.In the other game Ward Panthers, after losing out in their first game to Blueberry Hill, were hoping for a positive result to make it to the next round, but they were unable to get the necessary win.In fact, Denzil Pryce first sent Net Rockers into the lead in the 31st minute but the Panthers were able to square things through a 37th minute goal by Matthew Whyte before the first half ended 1-1.But Clarence Huggins again gave the Rockers the edge when he scored in the 52nd minute. It seemed that the Panthers were down and out but Omalli Webb was able to convert from close range after a relentless offensive play bore fruit in the 83rd minute and raised hopes of the Panthers.However, a non-call for handle ball that went against Panthers as they were on the look-out for that winning goal in the dying moments of the game did not help the Panthers’ cause and they had to settle for a draw which eradicated any hope of reaching the next round.On Friday, other matches are set for the tournament venue – the MSC ground – where Kwakwani Strikers meet Silver Shattas, the defending champions, and the other match pits Botofago against Eagles United in key encounters.last_img read more

Late free throws save Trojans

first_imgBehind two clutch free throws from sophomore guard Ariya Crook with less than a second to play, the USC women’s basketball team was able to extend its winning streak to a season-high four games with a 61-59 home win against Washington State on Sunday afternoon.The Women of Troy (7-8, 4-0) were able to overcome a poor first-half shooting performance, converting on only 31.3 percent from the field during the first 20 minutes. Ultimately however, they defeated the Cougars and stayed atop the Pac-12 standings alongside rival UCLA.The Women of Troy, who are off to their best conference start since 2005, had a 59-56 lead with 20 seconds remaining when the Cougar’s Lia Galdeira came down the court and nailed an off-balance 3-point shot with four seconds to go. After a USC timeout, the Cougar’s Ireti Amojo was called for a foul with 0.8 seconds left to send Crook to the line, where she nailed two free throws to put the game in the victory column for the Women of Troy.“I was honestly very shocked when they fouled me on that last play and was even more surprised that it was called,” Crook said. “We huddled together and my team believed in me to hit at least one free throw to win the game.”Crook had 14 points and a season-high nine rebounds in the win, while junior captain Cassie Harberts recorded her fifth double-double of the young season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The team had a strong performance on the boards, out-rebounding the Cougars 49-31. Washington State (5-10, 1-3) was led by sophomore guard Tia Presley, who had 18 points at halftime, but finished with 25 points after notching only seven points in the last 20 minutes. Galdeira added 14 points of her own to the Cougar scoring, as well.USC struggled throughout the first half, missing its first 10 shots from the field, and didn’t get its first field goal until a Crook 3-pointer at 14:30. The two teams played back and forth until the Cougars mounted a 13-2 run to take a 30-20 lead. That was countered by an 8-2 Trojan run to close out the half, down by only four at 32-28.Very much like the first half, the second half was a seesaw battle and USC was finally able to take its first lead since the nine-minute mark of the first half with a Crook free throw at 14:25.“In the second half, we played a lot more inside-out basketball with a lot of post entries and drives to the baskets which allowed us to get easier shots and get to the free throw line instead of relying on jump shots from the perimeter,” Harberts said.The Women of Troy then used their size to their advantage by pounding the ball in the paint, notably by 6-foot-4 junior Kate Oliver, who would help the team get its largest lead of the game at 55-49 with 4:27 remaining. Oliver was one of three Trojan players in double figures with 10 points.“For me to have Kate out there for most of the game, our chemistry is just going to continue to build and build,” Harberts said.USC lived from getting to the free-throw line in the second half, making 14-18 free throws and 20-24 overall. Along with getting to the line, defense played a crucial role in USC’s success in the second half, as they held the Cougars to just 22.6 percent shooting from the field — a stark contrast to 39.4 percent in the first half.After finishing off a two-game home stand with two crucial wins, the Women of Troy will now travel up to Northern California to play Cal on Thursday, followed by Stanford on Sunday.last_img read more