HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious Receive Peace Awards

first_img Authorities HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious Receive Peace Awards View post tag: Peace Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious Receive Peace Awards Two Royal Navy warships have received the military’s ultimate award for peace and goodwill for helping the people of the Philippines.First HMS Daring and later HMS Illustrious spent around a month helping devastated island communities rebuild their lives after the most powerful storm ever recorded.Collectively, the two ships helped more than 22,000 people in November and December 2013 – efforts which have earned the vessels the Firmin Sword of Peace.Typhoon Haiyan steamrollered through a swathe of islands large and small some 200 miles south of the Filipino capital with winds as strong as 175mph wrecking homes, schools, businesses, amenities and fishing vessels.Destroyer HMS Daring broke off from exercises in the South China Sea to dash to the country’s aid followed a short time later by helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, which had been carrying out anti-piracy sweeps off the Horn of Africa.When she arrived, Daring was the only rescue asset available in the Visayan Sea and used her Lynx helicopter to search an area five times the size of Wales to pinpoint the communities most in need of assistance.Her sailors, bolstered by British government international aid experts and charities, delivered food, shelter packs, set up mobile clinics treating more than 300 Filipinos, repaired fishing vessels, put roofs back on schools and community centres and helped to restore water supplies.Illustrious did much the same job when she reached the Philippines – but on a much larger scale given her size, number of helicopters aboard, and the 1,100 sailors, soldiers and RAF personnel aboard.It proved to be the last operational act of the carrier’s three-decade career – Illustrious paid off last summer – and it earned her a special collective Firmin Sword of Peace for all three Armed Forces, while Daring receives the same title on behalf of the Royal Navy.[mappress mapid=”14958″]Press release, Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: receive View post tag: awardscenter_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS Illustrious View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval January 26, 2015 View post tag: HMS Daringlast_img read more

Bulldogs Split Games With Cougars

first_imgThe 7th Grade Bulldogs fell to South Decatur last night 36-29.The Bulldogs fought hard , but could not get over the hump at the end. The Dogs were led in scoring by Bryson Bonelli with 11. Bryson also pulled down 5 rebounds. Lyle Oesterling added 7 pts., Grant Peters 6, and Cole Pride rounded out the scoring with 5.The Bulldogs will be back in action next Monday at Franklin County.The 8th Grade Bulldogs improved to 2-1 in a physical game against South Decatur. After falling behind early the Bulldogs clawed their way back to take the win 43-42.Eli Pierson led the charge with 15, followed closely by Zach Wade with 14. Cole Werner had 8 with a huge block to help seal the victory. Ian Loichinger played well on both sides of the ball and added 4 points. Travis Lecher and Ean Powers played lock down D and added 1 point apiece.The Bulldogs will be back in action Monday against Franklin County.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

Badminton Federation lifts ban on training

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve flattening — PTF Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports COVID-19: PTF mandates schools to conduct weekly assessments The Badminton Federation of Nigeria has lifted restrictions on training and allowed its players go back to the court in line with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development proclamation on ease of restrictions of training for non-contact sports.According to a statement signed by the BFN president, Francis Orbih, the Federation has fashioned out protocols and modalities for the resumption of training and has made plans to ensure compliance to these important protocols. The federation, in the same vein, has issued protocols for when competitions resume.The statement reads: “The board, prompted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development proclamation on ease of restrictions of training for non-contact sports of which badminton is one, has fashioned out protocols and modalities for the resumption of training and has made plans to ensure compliance to these all important protocols.“The federation in the same vein has also issued protocols for when competitions resume.“The board also stressed the need for adherence to these training and competition protocols for training and when competitions resume.”Meanwhile, BFN in partnership with GIG logistic has donated 1,000 branded face masks to be distributed to badminton players across the country. This is to complement the efforts of the federation in cushioning the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to Orbih, each player gets two face masks as distribution has already commenced and all badminton players are expected to receive their face masks through their zonal representatives in the next few days.The BFN president expressed appreciation of his board to the management of GIG Logistics and has directed the Media and Publicity committee to ensure maximum sensitisation about the safe use of the face masks.Tags: Badminton Federation of NigeriaBFN presidentFrancis OrbihLift BanPresidential Task Force on COVID-19last_img read more

Panelists discuss ethics, accuracy of sports media

first_imgAt an event hosted by the Institute of Sports, Media & Society on Thursday night, students, faculty and six panelists discussed the media’s role in reporting sports accurately and what can be done to provide a stronger moral compass within journalism.Good sport · Pat O’Brien, host of Fox Sports Radio, encouraged students to research and report thoroughly at the panel on Thursday. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Panelists included Scott Boras, considered Major League Baseball’s “super agent,” whose clients include New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Washington Nationals rookie phenomenon Stephen Strasburg and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth.While on the panel, Boras said journalists working on deadline rush too much, and the time factor contributes to poor work.“The cake is never cooked; we’re getting pudding,” Boras said.Tara Lipinski, the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympics who won the gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, was also on the panel.“I grew up in sports. To me it’s the most important thing in the world, and to be able to have kids going to school have this opportunity, I think it’s really great,” she said.Lipinski gave an athlete’s point of view, saying her only option to avoid media scrutiny was to be cautious in all aspects of her life.Lucia Florindez, a graduate student studying communication management who attended the event, said she thinks ethics is a critical parts of the sports industry.“It’s interesting how ethics can play into a sport narrative because I think sports largely are narrative stories and every athlete has a story to tell,” Florindez said.Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Dean Ernest Wilson spoke to a smaller group before the event at the University Club about his plans for the institute.“I’ve never seen an initiative take off vertically before,” Wilson said.He predicted that in three years, USC and Annenberg will have the most robust sports media and society program of any university in the world.Moderator Pat O’Brien, an entertainment and sports broadcaster, criticized the media and encouraged students to do research and report accurately.“How do you wade through the crap out there when 90 percent of it is wrong?” he said.During the feedback portion of the event, attendees asked about the future of the journalism industry, which many said was negative and clouded in gossip.Among the suggestions, panelists told prospective journalists to be patient while reporting, to inform themselves about the subject and to distinguish morality from popularity.Sports, Media and Society is now a minor at Annenberg. The institute plans to add more speaker series’ and a summer institute for athletes transitioning from professional careers to life beyond the field or court.last_img read more