View post tag: Defence View post tag: Lankans View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ashore Training & Education Navy to Bring ashore 73 Australia-Bound Sri Lankans View post tag: 73 July 25, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Sri View post tag: Australia-Bound View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: bring Sri Lanka Navy has made arrangements to bring ashore the 73 Australia-bound Sri Lankans stranded in the south eastern seas of Sri Lanka.On the direction of the Navy, a merchant vessel heading for Singapore had rescued them 290 nautical miles south east of Galle close to noon yesterday (24th July 2013).The Navy alerted the merchant vessels in the area for the rescue two days ago having received information on the incident from the Police.[mappress]Press Release, July 25, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy to Bring ashore 73 Australia-Bound Sri Lankans Share this article
Vanessa Bryant celebrated the 19th anniversary of her wedding to her late husband Kobe Bryant on Saturday with a touching Instagram post.”My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th wedding anniversary. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you,” she wrote, posting a picture of the couple. Topics : Gianna, along with her basketball teammates Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli, who also died in the crash, were honored at Friday’s WNBA draft as honorary selections.Vanessa Bryant recorded an emotional message for the draft broadcast, saying being drafted into the women’s league “would have been a dream come true” for Gianna.After the conclusion of the draft on Friday night, the WNBA announced the creation of the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award, given to “an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, perception and advancement of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels.” Five-time NBA champion Bryant and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on January 26.
“I may have put pictures from restaurants on Instagram but that does not mean I did not train, even though I was not playing.” Partly as a result of his colourful background at a number of clubs – his antics at Manchester City became the stuff of urban legend – it has been reported Milan have inserted a number of good behaviour clauses into his loan contract, including details about his haircut and general appearance. Balotelli said he had no problem with the strict rules enforced by coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and felt he owed his new manager a debt of gratitude. “I have been asked to tone down my look, to follow Milan’s style, and I will follow that without trouble,” he said. “I have had this haircut for a long time, I won’t take it too far. “My problem has never been my quality but my character. There are always a lot of voices surrounding me, every aspect of me is amplified. “Rightly so he wanted to look into my eyes, to understand whether I had the right motivation. “[I told him] that I understood my errors, that if he gave me this chance I would not disappoint him, that I am a man and I no longer create problems, that I will accept all of his decisions. “He looks at the man, not just the player. He showed himself by taking me back. I have a huge debt to repay him. “I am restarting from zero. I know that I can’t make any mistakes, I can’t expect anything and I must win everything back. “I am no longer a child and I have already thrown away too many chances.” Balotelli was criticised for his attitude and lack of work-rate but he said Rodgers’ tactics made it difficult for him. “I must accept my faults but the formation chosen by Rodgers was not suited to my characteristics,” he told Gazetta dello Sport. “At the beginning I missed several easy chances, then I had fewer chances to score, a bit of bad luck, injuries. A mess of things.” Balotelli quickly fell out of favour and after being left out of the pre-season tour Rodgers made it clear to him he no longer had a future at the club, forcing him to train away from the rest of the squad with other unwanted players Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique. Numerous stories have subsequently emerged regarding the Italian’s behaviour while on Merseyside but Balotelli insists he did little wrong. “I never complained, I accepted the decisions of the manager and I always behaved like a professional,” he added. “The professional Mario didn’t just land here in Milan, even at Liverpool my behaviour and lifestyle were normal. “Over the last year there was never a problem with my private life. The 25-year-old striker has returned to AC Milan on loan a year after leaving the San Siro in a last-minute £16million deal which Rodgers admitted at the time was a “calculated risk”. It failed spectacularly, with the Italy international scoring just four goals in 28 appearances and only one of those coming in the Premier League. Mario Balotelli claims manager Brendan Rodgers’ tactics contributed to his woeful spell at Liverpool. Press Association
The Trojans won’t have much time to rest, as the weekend’s second matchup against San Jose State takes place the next afternoon. The Spartans will face No. 5 Pepperdine on Saturday before they head to USC. The Trojans are 7-0 all-time against SJSU, and this weekend is purported to be an extension of that streak. “It’s a constant communication between all of us to keep players outside of the red zones so they don’t get injured again,” Pintaric said of the game preparations. “So we plan on doing this this weekend and we will try to maximize our success. And at the same time, keep in mind the health of our players.” The Trojans did only allow 10 exclusions and sophomore goalie Nic Porter recorded an impressive 13 saves, but a 0.571 power play percentage and a 0.406 shooting percentage along with a third-quarter revival from Pepperdine left the Trojans with another loss on the road. Stopping Stanford’s momentum going into the match will undoubtedly be one of USC’s most difficult challenges so far this season, as a narrow win over No. 5 Pepperdine brought the Cardinal’s winning streak to 10 games. Stanford has only beaten the Trojans seven times when they’ve played at USC, but key players on this year’s roster will provide one of the toughest tests yet. But USC has some improvements to make after a 13-12 loss to the Waves two weekends ago. Sophomore driver Hannes Daube, Ehrhardt and Dasic stepped up, however, with 4, 3 and 2 goals respectively. Freshman driver Chris Sturtevant, redshirt junior driver Luke Wyatt and Maier each tacked on a goal, filling the gap left by junior driver Jacob Mercep’s injury. On Saturday’s Senior Day, the Trojans will face top-ranked Stanford for the first time since they bested the Cardinal at the 2018 NCAA Championship. The match also marks the first of the three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference games the Trojans will play to close the regular season. Hallock has turned heads with his performance this season, leading the MPSF conference with 48 goals so far. Stanford’s defensive foundation is strong, too, with senior goalie Andrew Chun picking up an average of 8.87 saves per game. These players are on the Trojans’ mind, but the Cardinal’s talent does not faze them. “The whole focus is to play the defense and stop their best players,” head coach Marko Pintaric said. “And obviously [Hallock] is … the backbone of the team that everything surrounds and we have ways to stop [him], and we worked on our options, and we’ll see how that works.” The game will be preceded by an event to honor the team’s departing players as senior driver Marin Dasic, redshirt junior driver Troy Furniss, redshirt junior utility Luka Karaman, senior 2-meter Matt Maier and redshirt senior 2-meter Sam Slobodien all prepare for their final home games. As the end of the season draws near, the No. 7 USC men’s water polo team will face a crucial weekend double-header against No. 1 Stanford and No. 12 San Jose State. Sophomore 2-meter Jake Ehrhardt and USC will face two tough opponents in Stanford and San Jose State this weekend at home. (Catherine Liang | Daily Trojan) USC’s practices leading up to the match have focused on slowing those standout players. Pintaric will plan the starting lineup in anticipation of Mercep’s return and the back-to-back games in a manner that prioritizes the team’s health. “We’re going to continue with watching the games until Saturday,” sophomore 2-meter Jake Ehrhardt said. “And you know, they’re definitely a really good team, they have a great center in [redshirt junior 2-meter] Ben Hallock, and they have some guys on the perimeter that [are] also good players too. So we’re gonna have to get ready and figure out how to play a good game with them.” The Trojans will take on Stanford Saturday at 1 p.m. and San Jose State Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be held at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.