Head of Swedish Navy Visits EU Naval Force HQ

first_img View post tag: EU View post tag: visits Share this article View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy The head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, visited the Operational Headquarters of the EU Naval Force at their Northwood Base in London, yesterday.Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist was met by the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Martin Smith MBE, the Deputy Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Paolo Pezzutti and the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) from NATO Maritime Command, Commondore Arian Minderhoud.During his visit Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist was given a presentation on the European Union’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia and introduced to members of the multi-national staff, including the Swedish military officers, who work in the Operational Headquarters.[mappress mapid=”15141″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Head of Swedish Navy Visits EU Naval Force HQ February 17, 2015 View post tag: HQ View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Head Head of Swedish Navy Visits EU Naval Force HQ View post tag: Force View post tag: Swedish Navy Authoritieslast_img read more


Before Grease: Live, Check Out Jessie J’s Performance of the Title Song

first_imgCheck out the cast of #GreaseLive & @jessiej as they hit the recording studio. We’ll see you Sunday at 7/6c! https://t.co/CS8p9bL9pb— GREASE: LIVE (@GoGrease) January 26, 2016 Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion—especially on January 31, when Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens and more headline Fox’s Grease: Live. West End alum Jessie J will kick off the broadcast with a special performance of the title anthem, and if grease is the way you are feeling already, check out this clip from Twitter of the full number, complete with rehearsal and studio footage. Want more? The cast recording will also drop on the same day as the show.  View Commentslast_img read more


STATS Delivers Pipeline Isolation Campaign in Malaysia

first_imgPipeline technology specialist STATS has wrapped up a six-month pipeline isolation campaign offshore and onshore Malaysia.The work covered 12 pipeline isolations on behalf of partner Handal Energy for a major operator in Malaysia, and is said to be the largest integrated campaign undertaken by STATS in the region.All workscopes featured STATS’ range of Remote Tecno Plug (RTP) which provided inline pipeline isolation to allow the live repair and replacement of valves on onshore and offshore assets in West Malaysia and Sarawak.The RTPs ranged in size from 12” to 32” and teams from STATS Beranang workshop in Kuala Lumpur, backed up by personnel from the UK and UAE, worked jointly to complete the projects.Gareth Campbell, STATS Group’s regional manager for Asia Pacific, said: “With the successful completion of two 28” RTP isolations on facilities in Sarawak, this brings to a close our six month long isolation campaign in Malaysia, during which a total of 12 safety critical projects have been completed for valve repair and maintenance.“Using a combination of local expertise from our Kuala Lumpur base, supported by colleagues from Aberdeen and Abu Dhabi, we have reaffirmed our position as the primary provider of safety-critical pipeline isolation services in Malaysia, and look forward to maintaining this success with future projects already confirmed for 2020.”last_img read more


Tyler Lydon’s solo act not enough to rescue Syracuse at No. 9 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — With Syracuse’s comeback on life support in the second half, Tyler Lydon provided the same jolt he’d been delivering all game. The sophomore positioned himself near the top of the key and buried a long jumper, cutting SU’s deficit to 10 with about 11 minutes to go.On his way back down the court, Lydon placed one finger over his mouth, shushing a sellout crowd counting down the minutes to Roy Williams’ 800th head coaching win. It was about the only moment all night from Syracuse that warranted posturing. Because even during Lydon’s last-ditch, 18-point second half effort, the Tar Heels convincingly shut down the Orange.“I don’t really care how I played,” Lydon said. “My shot was falling, that was great. But we didn’t win, so it doesn’t matter.”The dynamic, 6-foot-9 sophomore was a one-man show for the Orange on both ends of the floor. Lydon led his team with 26 points, and his seven rebounds was second most for the visitors. But given what SU has shown in this strenuous season, one-man shows often don’t translate to wins, and it didn’t on Monday evening in North Carolina. No. 9 UNC (17-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) easily dispatched Syracuse (11-8, 3-3), 85-68, leaving SU winless in its six games played outside of the Carrier Dome.“It can’t just be one guy,” senior forward Tyler Roberson said. “In order for us to win against great teams like North Carolina, we have to all play well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOnly once did the Orange seriously tease an upset, charging into the second half with a 12-0 run that cut the Tar Heels’ lead to three. Lydon was the catalyst, corralling a rebound and sinking a 3 to kick-start the run. When North Carolina regained its lead and stretched it back to eight, Lydon answered with consecutive jumpers to slice the lead back to six.He seemed to have answers for anything UNC threw at him: Successfully hoisting shots over UNC’s guards when Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks sealed off the paint, and finding space underneath the hoop when they didn’t.“It was kind of a mismatch problem with him,” senior guard Andrew White said. “(North Carolina) was really big inside, so he was able to get his perimeter game going a little bit.“That was something we expect of him …  He showed a lot of offensive ability.”But the problem about this Syracuse team is that it consistently needs so much more from Lydon than his marquee offensive nights. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has been in a season-long bind defensively, and once again he called on Lydon, officially listed as a forward, to play significant minutes as SU’s center.Taurean Thompson played 12 minutes, and Dajuan Coleman never left his seat on the bench, just like he has in all of conference play (with the exception of one minute against Miami). Left to fend for himself down low, Lydon played all but one minute and performed as well as any of SU’s defenders on a night when they were outrebounded by 20. He and Roberson collected more than 60 percent of Syracuse’s rebounds, highlighting more voids in a Syracuse team with plenty of them.“He was just on,” Roberson said of Lydon. “… He just wasn’t missing. He was playing defense, and he played a really good game. We just fell a little short.”Boeheim agreed with Roberson’s sentiment about falling a “little short,” despite the final 17-point deficit. The veteran head coach thought it was SU’s best road game of the year. Yet, at least on the scoresheet, Lydon’s outing was the only overwhelmingly positive item.White scored 15 points off five 3s, but struggled to create his own shot against a rotating group of North Carolina player. Tyus Battle also pitched in 13 points, but didn’t do much outside of SU’s second-half 12-0 run when he had a pair of steals and two baskets. Lydon was largely all Syracuse had on Monday.When it’s just Lydon, it’s just not enough. Comments Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more