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USS Paul Ignatius completes acceptance trials

first_img View post tag: HII View post tag: USS Paul Ignatius View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class Share this article US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on December 20, the US Navy announced.The 67th ship in the class returned to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard following the two-day test.During acceptance trials, the ship and its crew performed a series of demonstrations for review by the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). These demonstrations are used by INSURV to validate the quality of construction and compliance with Navy specifications and requirements prior to delivery of the ship to the US Navy.“The ship performed very well, which is a testament to the preparation and commitment of the Navy-shipbuilder team,” said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG-51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The ship also previously performed a successful SM-2 shoot during builder’s trials, further demonstrating the readiness of the ship’s Aegis weapon system and ship’s force. These trials put the ship on a solid path towards delivery to the Navy.”The DDG-51 class ships currently being constructed are Aegis Baseline 9 Integrated Air and Missile Defense destroyers with increased computing power and radar upgrades that improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern air warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense threats. When operational, DDG-117 and her sister ships will serve as integral assets in global maritime security.The future USS Paul Ignatius was scheduled to be delivered to the navy by June 2018. It is now expected to be delivered early next year.HII’s Pascagoula shipyard is also currently in production on the future destroyers Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Frank E. Peterson Jr. (DDG 121), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) and Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the first Flight III ship. HII was recently awarded a contract for the design and construction of six additional DDG-51 class Flight III ships. View post tag: US Navy Photo: US Navy file photo of future USS Paul Ignatiuslast_img read more

Para Powerlifting board suspends President

first_imgRelatedPosts Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup I will see out my contract at Arsenal, Oezil says FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers postponed The embattled President of the Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria, Queen Uboh-Idris, has been suspended by the board over series of allegations such as unilaterally running the board, misappropriation and high handedness. The suspension came on the heels of the board’s rejection of  Uboh-Idris’ purported resignation deemed not  to have followed due process, making it invalid. The Board has also set up a panel to probe her fundraising activities for the just concluded Para Powerlifting World Cup, for which she was alleged to have received donations into her private bank accounts instead of the Federation’s account. She is also alleged to have repeatedly withheld information from other board members about the just concluded World Cup. According to a board member who pleaded anonymity: “Queen (Uboh-Idris) was called to attend the meeting so that we can listen to her defence, but she claimed to have resigned. “We told her that there is a laid down process for an elected board member who desires to resign, but she did not follow that process. “She has therefore not resigned, rather she must cooperate with the investigation that has been ordered.”Tags: Powerlifting Federation of NIgeriaQUeen Uboh-IdrisWorld Cuplast_img read more

Raymond back to form with St Andrews Links triumph

first_img10 Jun 2013 Raymond back to form with St Andrews Links triumph Neil Raymond warmed up for the defence of his Brabazon Trophy in a fortnight by winning the St Andrews Links Trophy at the Home of Golf. The England international, who has not hit top form so far this season, was lying equal 16th at the halfway mark. But closing rounds of 68 and 69 saw him finish on 282, six under par, two strokes ahead of England team-mate Nathan Kimsey, boy cap Max Orrin and Ryan Evans. Raymond’s (image copyright St Andrews Links Trust) victory is the third by an English player in the past four years following the successes of Tom Lewis (2011) and Matt Southgate (2010). “I’ve always wanted to win here at St Andrews so this is special,” said Raymond. “I putted well today. I’ve been working hard of that part of my game recently and it paid off.” Trailing by six strokes at the halfway stage, Raymond’s third round 68 containing five birdies hoisted him to equal third on 213, two behind joint leaders Evans and Gregoire Schoeb from France. The 27 year old from the Corhampton club in Hampshire was on fire at the start of the final round. He birdied the first three holes and despite dropping a shot at the fourth, secured another birdie at the fifth to be out in 33. He came home in level par 36 with two bogeys and two birdies, the scond at the 18th to set the target on six under. He would have been caught by Orrin, winner of the South East of England Links Championship and the Lagonda Trophy in the past month, but the Kent 19 year old double-bogeyed the 17th to finish with 71. Kimsey, who began the round one behind Raymond, posted his second 70 of the day for a share of second spot, while Evans, the first round leader over the Jubilee course with 66, finished with 73. Leading final scores: 282 N Raymond (Corhampton) 72 73 68 69 284 N Kimsey (Woodhall Spa) 68 76 70 70, R Evans (Wellingborough) 66 73 72 73, M Orrin (North Foreland) 73 70 70 71 285 J McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) 71 76 67 71. J Zunic (Australia) 72 71 69 73, N Holman (Australia) 74 71 72 68last_img read more