GD NASSCO Wins Further USS Makin Island Repair Works

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: works GD NASSCO Wins Further USS Makin Island Repair Works View post tag: Navy General Dynamics NASSCO was awarded a $61,7 million contract for USS Makin Island (LHD 8) fiscal 2015 phased maintenance availability.A phased maintenance availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by November 2015.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”15573″]Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: USS Makin Island View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: repair Share this article View post tag: Naval April 3, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today GD NASSCO Wins Further USS Makin Island Repair Works View post tag: GD-NASSCOlast_img read more

Papadosio, The New Deal, Pigeons & More Announce Tour Dates

first_imgNow in the midst of the summer season, artists are turning their sights to the year ahead. With so many bands on the road and announcements coming to us left and right, we wanted to put as many new tour updates in one place for your convenience.Today’s announcement sees some fresh dates from Pink Talking Fish, The New Deal, Papadosio, The Groove Orient, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more! Where will you catch your favorites?The New DealEver since they reunited a few years ago, The New Deal has been on an absolute tear. It’s a good thing too, because the jamtronica stalwarts bring the grooves like no other. The band has just announced a handful of tour dates throughout October, including a co-bill with Dopapod. Get ’em while they’re hot!PapadosioThe premier jamtronica outfit has announced plans to release a new EP, Pattern Integrities Vol. 1, and support the release with an extensive fall tour. Each show (or the first night of two-night runs) will feature a special “P.I.” set, inspired by scientist Buckminster Fuller, and will include a live looping and synth mix unlike anything before. Check out the tour dates below.Pink Talking FishThe exciting hybrid tribute fusion band will not only hit the road this fall, but they’ve added an exciting Pink Talking Fish In The Mirror New Year’s show with Michael Jackson covers in addition to their usual Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish sets. That show will also feature TAB horn players James Casey and Natalie Cressman, so don’t miss out! Check the full schedule below.Pigeons Playing Ping PongThe funky rockers known as Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced plans to make their debut at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. The show will come on October 28th, opening things up for a great Halloween weekend. Considering the band pulled off a “Dead Zeppelin” show for Halloween last year, with covers of Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin, this should be an exciting performance! Strange Machines will open.The Groove OrientFlorida-based rockers The Groove Orient have shared some video from their summer tour, and will keep things rocking with a string of dates throughout August. Watch them perform below, and check the tour schedule as well.last_img read more

Kane saves the Queen as 11min and 11th hour goals sink error-prone Tunisia

first_imgAnother set piece, from another awful defending, another chance late in the game and its another match-winning goal against the fourth African team in Russia – Tunisia.After appearing to run away with Africa’s first point, Taller Tunisia came short in defending Ashley Young’s corner as an unmarked Harry Kane headed home the winner from close range.The goal is the sixth time that four African teams have lost via set pieces. One for Egypt, one for Morocco, two for Nigeria and two for Tunisia.Harry Kane’s two goals save England but it particularly saved Sterling, Lingard and Rashford from an English press that would replay the squandering orgy of chances.They would watch Sterling’s fourth minute howler and ask how. England had drawn three Tunisian defenders away at the edge of the box, leaving Lingard on the left with a bedroom of space to feed Sterling across for a tap-in. A sitter for Sterling staring at the ball in an apparent loss of concentration to connect a leg or a head to the ball.Matching Sterling’s poor concentration, Tunisia gave Lingard a close range shot in under three minutes but goalkeeper Hassen denied him.A piledriver from Jordan Henderson was saved in the 17minute and 23minute moment cross to Manchester United wonderkid Jesse Lingard under no pressure would put pressure on himself after wasting his unmarked chance.Attacking and hungry-looking Three Lions battered Tunisia as a fan in the stands was seen shouting painful instructions to his players under siege.Jesse Lingard put through one on one with the keeper stabbed a shot that hit the side bar 44minute. Goal-hungry Harry Kane ignored support around him to test the keeper who snatched the ball that was ruled as a corner.Stones header from the resulting 11minute corner was palmed away to deny England but Tottenham star Harry was not denied as he converted the rebound.Tunisia very often wasted time on clearing dangerous balls as they appeared to have been instructed to play from the back instead of going for the hoof.English keeper Pickford was so bored he invested his untested energy to do an athletic leap at a rare Tunisian shot that  was already going well wide in the 23-minute. But he got a real test in a 35-minute penalty as Kyle Walker elbowed Ben Youssef from a harmless-but-hopeful cross that was yet to meet the striker in the box.Ferjani Sassi appeared to recite verses standing behind the penalty knowing its either get your country roaring or get roasted. Pickford picked out Sassi’s spot but the low shot to the left corner was not palmed out as Pickford picked the ball from the net to snatch a most unlikely equaliser. The goal reduced England to some kind of ordinariness and gifted Tunisia with a confidence that would have otherwise been the product of their coach’s team talk. England played a 3-5-2 with Trippier and Ashley Young in more marauding wingback positions just over the centre line.The tactic that was good enough to strangle the Tunisian three-man midfield in a 4-3-3 formation.In the transition phase England would have five to outnumber the three-man midfield and in attack Trippier and Young would stretch the African defence to join forwards – Kane and Sterling.In defence, the Three Lions three-backline would suddenly become five to stock bodies to disadvantage a three-prong attack.A good tactic can force a horse to a river side, it can’t force you to drink as 3-5-2 forced England into chances but it could not force England into scoring. Tunisia content with a point contained an ordinary second-half English side fwith a five-man defensive line, forcing Gary Southgate to ring changes. Dele Alli was yanked off for his disappearing acts in the game as was Sterling who walked off to sit out his sitter.Introductions, Loftus-Cheek, 20-year old Marcus Rashford, nearly paid off when Loftus-Cheek cheekily sent a defender the wrong away to open space for him to cut Rashford a pass from inside the corner area.But Rashford in a rush of immaturity chose to do an 87th minute dummy for Jesse Lingard to convert when he was in an easier position to shoot.His dummy dummied England fans into a moment of agony over kids play. Tunisia would paper England’s poor conversion rate after a defender with the ball at the corner post and harassment from a player felt he could make a way where there seemed to be no way.Trying to play his way out of trouble got him into trouble as he failed to clear the ball away resulting in the corner that proved fatal.Harry Kane’s 11th minute and 11th hour goals electrocuted Tunisia and electrified the fans as three points for the Three Lions was put in the bag.Africa now looks to Senegal to show up and shore up a flattering African campaign at Russia.last_img read more

Pedro sets Chelsea on their way to 6-0 stroll against Qarabag

first_imgThis was a mismatch that probably proved very little in terms of Chelsea’s prospects in this year’s Champions League, but a stroll that felt hugely welcome in September’s cluttered and treacherous schedule. Antonio Conte had been braced to chop and change his lineup in the hope of negotiating a successful passage through seven games in 21 days. In the end, the head coach could offer breathers to those upon whom he leans most, safe in the knowledge this game had been won by the half-hour.There will be few confrontations as gentle as this in the competition. Qarabag were debutants at this level and an Azerbaijan club who have endured 24 years in exile from their original home in Aghdam are still fiercely proud to be competing in the elite at all. But they were outclassed here from the outset. Atlético Madrid and Roma, goalless in Italy while Chelsea prospered, will provide far sterner tests in Group C, but those are concerns for another day. The Premier League champions had loathed life on the outside looking in on Europe last season, but could bask in the ease of a win on their return. Celtic no match for PSG as Neymar, Mbappé and Cavani score in 5-0 rout More significantly, with Alvaro Morata and David Luiz not required, and Pedro, César Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kanté withdrawn long before the end, they will still be fresh for Sunday’s visit of Arsenal.“It was a good start, a perfect start, for us to play our first game back in the Champions League,” Conte said. “To score many goals, to finish the game with a clean sheet … I saw a lot of positive things. Now we have to continue, to rest tomorrow and then to start to think about the next game, a tough game against Arsenal.“I wanted to give an opportunity to Michy [Batshuayi] and also to [Andreas] Christensen. If you play in the Champions League, it means the coach trusts you. My message tonight was this. I trust all my players, not only with words but with facts. It would be crazy to think we could play with only 13 players like last season, so we have to improve all these players to try and create a good competition, a positive competition, between them.”No one let him down, with Batshuayi skimming home his goal from distance late on and, moments later, forcing Maksim Medvedev to convert into his own net from Davide Zappacosta’s low centre. Christensen, who has featured for Borussia Mönchengladbach at this level, was never flustered. Neither was this team.Two of the home side’s number departed savouring their first Chelsea goals. Tiemoué Bakayoko’s was slammed home from close-range once Qarabag’s resistance had crumbled completely, fatigue gripping after the runaround they had endured. Michel and Badavi Huseynov had rather cramped each other’s style at Eden Hazard’s cross, the ball bouncing off the Spaniard into the France midfielder’s path. The finish was simple. Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Qarabag Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag: Champions League – as it happened Topics Champions League Zappacosta admitted good fortune had assisted his own reward on the half-hour. The Italian collected from Thibaut Courtois deep inside his own half, burst beyond two retreating opponents on the touchline and having glanced towards the centre to spy a team-mate, flung over a cross that ended up veering over the unsuspecting Ibrahim Sehic.The goalkeeper had taken a step off his line in anticipation of collecting a cross, but the ball ended up flying over his dive and into the far corner. Zappacosta, a £23m arrival from Torino on transfer deadline day, celebrated with gusto in front of the Shed end, the home support rejoicing in a familiar chant in the absence of Diego Costa.“I was really pleased with his performance,” Conte said. “He already knew very well my style and idea of football, so he was prepared to play. But it’s not easy to change your sporting life totally in one week. His answer was really good.”Qarabag, with their sprinkling of Brazilian, Haitian, Spanish and South African attacking talent, had been overwhelmed from the outset, punctured by Pedro’s wonderfully curled finish five minutes in and defensively demoralised by the pace and invention of Chelsea’s attacks.Willian, a figure revived after last term’s lull in form, tormented Wilde-Donald Guerrier, Cesc Fàbregas prompted from the centre, Kanté was his customary blur of energy, while both wing-backs sprinted into enemy territory with glee.Even Azpilicueta scored a first goal in this competition, easing unchecked on to Fàbregas’s arced centre to nod beyond the exposed Sehic. “Chelsea are my favourites for the tournament,” the Azerbaijani coach, Gurban Gurbanov, said. It was impossible to judge that from this rout, but an upbeat tone has been set.Trickier occasions than this lie ahead. Chelseacenter_img Share on Twitter Share via Email Read more match reports Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Read more Share on WhatsApplast_img read more