USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US

first_img View post tag: ACX Crystal November 24, 2017 US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) got underway from her forward-deployed homeport in Yokosuka to travel to the US for repairs.The destroyer departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka on November 24 to meet heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it will be repaired by Huntington Ingalls Industries.Fitzgerald was towed to deep water to begin the heavy lift process, which is expected to last several days.In the months prior to her departure from Yokosuka, technicians and shipbuilders at Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka made significant progress in preparing the ship for the journey, including dewatering, defueling, hull and superstructure repairs, and placing key systems in layup maintenance.In October, she was moved from dry dock to a pierside location in anticipation of the move.Fitzgerald was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal on June 17. Seven sailors lost their lives and the ship suffered damage on her starboard side above and below the waterline. View post tag: Yokosuka View post tag: HII Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Fitzgerald USS Fitzgerald leaves Yokosuka to start journey to US Share this articlelast_img read more

Judith K. “Judy” Schneider

first_imgJudith K Schneider, 78, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017.She was born February 14, 1939 in Rushville, IN, daughter of the late Frank and Aileen (Stamm) Cullison.She worked as an upholsterer for Hill Rom for over 9 years.Judy was a member of and employed by, Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God, Florence, KY. She was a member of the church for over 30 years. Bob and Judy were married over 37 years, and known to many as “Mr. and Kidd”. Judy was an avid reader. She loved to crochet and make crafts. Judy loved western movies. She especially loved her church and family.Surviving are husband, Robert Schneider of Florence, IN; children, Jeff Dennis of Avon, IN, Pam Graber of Elkhart, IN, Jeanie Kendall of Batavia, OH, Cindy Baker of Rio Grande, OH, Patti Louks of Greendale, IN.,David Schneider of Milan, IN; siblings, Susie Beaver of Jeffersonville, IN, Dick Cullison of Greenwood, IN; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by parents and sons, Bobby, and Stevie Schneider.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Greendale Cemetery, with Pastor Cleddie Keith officiating.Contributions may be made to the Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

Nadal Puts Spain into Q’finals at ATP Cup

first_imgRafael Nadal came back twice from a break down against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka to put Spain into the ATP Cup quarter-finals in Australia.The world number one won 7-6 (7-4) 6-4) to give Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie after Robert Bautista Agut had earlier beaten Go Soeda 6-2 6-4.Nadal then paired up with Pablo Carreno Busta to win the doubles rubber and end Japan’s chances of a last-eight spot. Argentina later beat Croatia to advance.Croatia could still book a place in the knockout stage if they win the remaining doubles rubber against Argentina, who sealed victory in the tie with straight-set wins for Guido Pella and Diego Schwartzman over Marin Cilic and Borna Coric respectively.Spain, who won the Davis Cup in November, ended their group-stage campaign with a perfect record of nine wins.But an unusually sluggish Nadal was made to work hard against world number 72 Nishioka, making 19 unforced errors and dropping serve twice in the first set.It was the first time Nadal, who has not dropped a set at the tournament yet, had played in the hot conditions of the Perth day session.“It’s the first time I played under these heavy conditions, so the feeling on court is completely different,” said Nadal, who will be seeking to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open, which starts on 20 January.He said he was not thinking about catching the Swiss great, adding: “My only goal is to keep playing good tennis, keep enjoying this sport and being happy. And if that happens and I stay healthy then the goal is to keep producing chances in the events that I’m going to play.”The ATP Cup is a new 24-nation knockout tournament that has been set up by the men’s professional tour to kick off the 2020 season.It features six groups of four teams, who each play three round-robin ties in an event played across Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.Among the other countries who have already qualified for the quarter-finals are Great Britain, who face hosts Australia on Thursday.Novak Djokovic’s Serbia and Russia are also through to the knockout stage, which will be played in Sydney.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal last_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne hints at Manchester City exit if two-year UEFA ban is upheld

first_imgKevin De Bruyne has admitted he will consider his future if Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition stands.The Premier League champions have been banned from all UEFA competitions for the next two seasons for “serious breaches” of Financial Fair Play rules but have appealed against the punishment to the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS).De Bruyne’s current contract with City runs until June 2023 and although he is “happy” at the club, the Belgium midfielder says a long exclusion from Europe’s elite competition could have an effect on his career path.“The club has told us that they will appeal the decision, and they are 100 per cent convinced that they are in the right,” De Bruyne told Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws.“I have confidence in my club: if they are saying it’s true, then I believe them. We’ll wait and see what happens. Once there’s a final decision I will look at it.“Two years [without Champions League football] would be long. One year is something I might be able to cope with.”De Bruyne has denied his future also rests on manager Pep Guardiola remaining at the Etihad.Guardiola’s current deal is due to expire in June 2021, although the Spaniard said in November he is open to the possibility of extending his contract.De Bruyne insists his next career choice will not depend on Guardiola signing a new deal.“Not particularly,” he said. “I think Pep has said that he’ll stay until the end of next year, whatever happens. I think his contract is running out then.“We’ll have to wait, but I’m not going to make a decision based on what he does of course. I have already worked under other managers and when Pep leaves, I have to continue working with someone else.“The last few years a lot of clubs have enquired, and have asked after my future plans, but I’m very happy at Manchester City. I play for one of the best teams in the world, I play in England, in my eyes from a competitive point of view it’s the best league.“It’s a challenge to be the best here, and to win. That’s something I need to keep on going in my career. Whatever will come, will come.”Before the coronavirus pandemic forced the football season into an impromptu break, City were pushing for a Champions League quarter-final spot and sat second in the Premier League, 25 points behind leaders Liverpool.All 20 league clubs have confirmed their willingness to complete the current season, with the “Project Restart” protocol being presented in a conference call on Friday to outline the procedures to allow players to return to full training.“My feeling says that we may be able to train again within two weeks,” added De Bruyne.“The government wants to restart football as soon as possible to give people something.“Everything will be played without fans, I think. That is not so exciting for anyone, but the season will at least be finished. The financial aspect is far too important in the Premier League. If the season is not finished, it will cause serious problems.“When the league resumes, I don’t really see this as an extension of last season. This feels more like the start of a new season. I have never had such a long break in my career.“Well, I’m not going to complain about it. Greater powers are at work. Whatever is said and decided, I agree with that.” Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more