View post tag: Naval Iranian Navy Thwarts Second Pirate Attack in 24 Hours January 9, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Iranian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: attack View post tag: 24% View post tag: Defence View post tag: hours Back to overview,Home naval-today Iranian Navy Thwarts Second Pirate Attack in 24 Hours View post tag: Pirate View post tag: Second ILLUSTRATION: SOMALI PIRATESThe Iranian Navy’s 28th fleet fended off a second pirate attack targeting the country’s ship in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Fars news agency on Jan. 9 citing a Navy source.The pirates aboard 8 boats were approaching another Iranian ship in the waters of the Gulf of Aden this morning trying to seize it .Twenty four hours ago, another attack was prevented when twelve pirate boats attacked an oil tanker at the same location.With the help from the Iranian Navy the ship was successfully defended.The Iranian Navy continues operating in the Gulf of Aden, securing the country’s ships from pirate attacks.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 09, 2014; Image: Usni View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: Thwarts
A viral photo showing a digital copy ofthe Bangkok Post frontpage with a headline “King orders PH Duterte, behaveduring the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit” is “fakenews,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a press briefing. MANILA – Palace officials belied reportsthat King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand told President Rodrigo Duterte to“behave” during his visit in Bangkok for a regional summit. “We asked him (a reporter from BangkokPost) if there was any truth to the front page and he said outright that it wasfake news,” Andanar said, while holding a physical copy of the Bangkok Postissue. “I would also like to remind everyone tobe respectful to the good relations between the Philippines and Thailand, andnot to create any fake news that would be detrimental to these relations,” hesaid. The actual newspaper had the same photosand layout, but instead of the alleged story about Duterte, one of itsheadlines read: “Suvit calls for Thailand to embrace 5G fast, or lag behindrivals.” “The Office of the President expressesits indignation over this cheap political stunt aimed at embarrassing PRRD(President Rodrigo Roa Duterte), thereby humiliating our country which herepresents before the global audience,” he said in a statement. “I would remind everybody to berespectful to His Majesty, the King of Thailand. They have been very generous,very courteous and have been good hosts to us Filipinos and the rest of ASEAN,”Andanar said. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo condemned the fake report and labeled it as “black propaganda” and a “cheappolitical stunt” against the President. The false report surfaced online hoursbefore Duterte arrived at the Royal Thai Air Force Base and a day before theopening of the 35th ASEAN Summit in the Thai capital./PN Secretary Martin Andanar presents a real copy of the Bangkok Post newspaper, to show that the story claiming that President Rodrigo Duterte was told to “behave” by King Maha Vajiralongkorn was fake, during a press conference in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Friday night. PCOO GLOBAL MEDIA AFFAIRS Panelo warned that Thailand “has one ofthe strictest” laws against people who offend the dignity of a reigningsovereign. The National Bureau of Investigation hasbeen tasked to trace the source of the fake report, the Communication chiefsaid. “The political enemies of the Presidentappear to have thrown decency to the garbage bin even as they parade themselvesas a rambunctious minority in our country,” he said. The digital image, thus, appears to havebeen edited. Disrespecting the King of Thailand is acriminal offense punishable by imprisonment up to 15 years, Andanar said.
— The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto Bud Dupree. The team placed the franchise tag on the outside linebacker Dupree could make around $16 million in 2020 if he signs the tag. That number would likely change if he reaches an agreement with the Steelers on a long-term deal by July 15. Dupree collected a career-high 11 1/2 sacks in 2019.— Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is retiring. The 11-year veteran made the announcement on Instagram.— The Atlanta Falcons will dramatically boost their financial flexibility by releasing three high-priced veterans — running back Devonta Freeman, cornerback Desmond Trufant and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo.— A person with knowledge of the decision says the Minnesota Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris.— Ben Watson is hanging up his cleats for the second time. The 39-year-old tight end announced his retirement in a message on Twitter on Monday, marking the end of a 15-year NFL career that included two stints in New England, as well as stops in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 16, 2020 Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams.In a statement, the commissioner’s office said, “The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLPlayers can return home, self-isolateUNDATED (AP) — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018. He was scheduled to carry a $31 million charge to Minnesota’s salary cap in 2020.NFL-FREE AGENCYFlurry of trades, tags from NFL teamsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have traded star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft. A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts. The trade of Buckner came almost immediately after the 49ers announced a deal to keep defensive lineman Arik Armstead with a five-year contract worth up to $85 million before he hit the open market.In other NFL developments: — A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe. There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket. Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.— McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.” The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.NFL-VIKINGS-COUSINSVikings reach extension deal with CousinsMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and quarterback Kirk Cousins have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Cousins’ agent Mike McCartney made the announcement on his verified Twitter account. Terms were not immediately available. This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics. Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction.The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL DRAFTNo public events for NFL draftNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the draft will take place April 23-25 as scheduled but under a modified format still being developed.The draft will be televised regardless of its venue or format. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpeedway officials take wait-and-see approachUNDATED — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBaseball season won’t start until mid-May, at the earliestNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. — The Arizona Cardinals have added one of the NFL’s top receivers to join an intriguing young team aiming to make a big move in the NFC West. The Cardinals acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation.— The Dallas Cowboys have placed their exclusive franchise tag on Dak Prescott. They’re securing the rights to their star quarterback for an estimated $31.5 million while the sides continue working on a long-term deal.— The Cowboys are moving forward with their plan to replace record-setting tight end Jason Witten. The Cowboys have re-signed Blake Jarwin, giving their fourth-year player a $24 million, three-year contract with $9 million guaranteed.— A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Shaq Lawson has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.— According to a person familiar with the deal, free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. Kwiatkoski can’t officially sign the deal until the new league year starts on Wednesday. — The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green. That gives them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback.— The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones, raising the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who led the NFL in sacks last season.— The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney.— The New York Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams. The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.In a statement Monday morning, the speedway said, “We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.”The speedway says it wants to do its part in protecting public health while also allowing the race to proceed as scheduled. The statement adds, “This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”In other sports developments related to the coronavirus:— The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled. Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit. The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. — Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. The deal was confirmed by Flowers’ agent, who said $19.95 million is guaranteed.— The Buffalo Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.— The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive tackle Margus Hunt and will re-sign receiver Daurice Fountain.— The Tennessee Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season.— The Arizona Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, which allows the team to match any offer he receives from another team during free agency. — The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.” Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.— The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June.— Keeneland race track in Kentucky has canceled its spring meet because of COVID-19. The meet was scheduled for April 2-24, with the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes awarding 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby, the highlight of the opening weekend.— The third regional Olympic boxing qualification tournament has been suspended after three days of competition. The 11-day London event was suspended Monday night after a day of fan-free competition. The IOC Boxing Task Force also suspended the remaining two Olympic qualification tournaments, scheduled for Buenos Aires later this month and for Paris in May.— The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press
Much of the afternoon belonged to the stellar play of junior right fielder Shirley Daniels but reminders that it was Senior Day at Syracuse University softball field abounded.Orange and blue streamers were wound around the bleacher railings, as color-coordinated balloons whipped in the wind. A white banner carrying the image of a softball diamond and the jersey numbers — 33, 7, 21, 16, 5 and 4 — of each graduating player superimposed onto their corresponding positions on the field, was draped along the left field fence.Sunday’s 9-4 win against Providence was captain Morgan Nandin’s last-ever game at Syracuse Softball Stadium. The win inched Syracuse into the Big East tournament and gave Syracuse the win it needed to claim the three-game weekend series against Providence.It was a bittersweet adieu for a player who has become a defensive stalwart and fixture of consistency at shortstop over four seasons.“I wish there was like eight years of eligibility,” Nandin said after the game. “I want to keep playing but we ended on a great note.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m really happy with the way I’m playing and it took like four years for me, mentally, to figure out this game. I’ve only figured out 20 percent of it but there’s no way you can figure out this whole game, Nandin said. “It’s tough that it’s coming to an end.”A pre-game ceremony honored each of the graduating players — Emily Thompson, Gabby Torzili, Stacy Kuwik, Ashley Dimon, Ronnie Grant and Nandin, who generated one of the crowd’s loudest responses. Over the press-box intercom, an announcer blared the impressive line of records Nandin accumulated during her time donning a Syracuse jersey — first all-time in games started, second all-time in double plays turned, among them.At the top of the third inning with one out, Nandin provided the home crowd one parting glimpse of the stealth acrobatics that’s become routine over the years. A Providence batter hit the ball between third baseman Corinne Ozanne and Nandin. Nandin dove to the left, ending up on her stomach and containing the ball from traveling any further. Nandin caught a glimpse of the batter, who was half-way to first and made a spot-on throw to first baseman Jasmine Watson for the out.Nandin picked herself up and dusted her dirt-covered knees, remaining straight faced as she resumed her post between second and third. In the rafters, the awestruck crowd wavered between silence and hushed murmurs, unsure of how to respond to the unlikely play.On the field, Nandin didn’t crack a smile — like all the times that came before it, she didn’t let on.“I try and pretend I do those plays all the time. On the inside, I’m like jumping up and down,” she said.Syracuse closed out Senior Day and the season on a high-note but the team knows there’s still work left unfinished. In a season that’s marked by growing pains and adjusting to the departure of key players from last season’s team, Syracuse looks to use the momentum they’ve generated in the last stretch of the season in post-season play.Center fielder Grant said, compared to the start of the regular season, the team’s managed to come together. Grant closed out the game by sliding to snag a fly ball for the Providence’s final seventh inning out — a fitting end for her final game at Syracuse’s softball stadium.“I wanted it … I knew that was a big hitter. I really wanted the ball,” she said, as a smile broke across her face. Comments Published on May 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm Contact Debbie: [email protected] | @debbietruong Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Daniels carries Syracuse into Big East tournament with standout Senior Day performance