Trinidad & Tobago new patrol boats to get BAE Systems RIBs

first_img View post tag: BAe Systems Vessels View post tag: Patrol Boats June 25, 2020, by Trinidad & Tobago patrol boats to get BAE Systems RIBs In addition to the standard technical features of the MKIV P24 boat, custom modifications supplied to Austal included the installation of a ground plate that will enable Austal to supply and fit its own radio communications system.  The RIBs, built and customised in Portsmouth, UK, are being supplied to Austal to equip two Cape-class patrol boats the shipbuilder is building for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. Posted: about 1 year ago The P24 is a small and agile boat that can be deployed for a variety of tasks from counter-piracy and counter-narcotics missions, to force protection, rescue and logistics operations. It is used by a number of military customers, including the Royal Navy. “It’s great to see our P24s on their way to deliver an enhanced capability for the government of Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard in collaboration with Austal,” Brooke Hoskins, Director of Products and Training Services for BAE Systems’ Maritime Services business, said. Categories: View post tag: Austal Naida Hakirevic Posted: about 1 year ago Back to overview,Home naval-today Trinidad & Tobago patrol boats to get BAE Systems RIBs Share this article In the UK, the P24 is used in the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, being embarked on a number of warships and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels. These include the UK’s new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, all its Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates and offshore patrol vessels. BAE Systems has sold six Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to Australia’s Austal for new Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard ships. Austal, Trinidad and Tobago ink deal for CCPB duo Related Article Vessels  One of six small boats wrapped and ready to leave the Boats factory in Portsmouth, UK. Photo: BAE Systems The P24’s seating arrangements – six passengers and two crew – will be specially configured for coast guard operations, including the ability to remove seats in order to boost carrying capacity and carry different loads including stretcher patients or different numbers of passengers. The MKIV version of the P24 incorporates the latest technologies in hull construction, including improved shock mitigation and propulsion, and provides extra safety to craft and crew by complying with rigorous Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) testing procedures. View post tag: Trinidad and Tobagolast_img read more

FA charges AFC Wimbledon manager over E8 betting breaches

first_img Related Articles FA fines two in fresh crackdown on betting rules September 11, 2019 Share Share Submit Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets January 24, 2020 Downes departs Dons following FA charge October 21, 2019 StumbleUpon AFC Wimbledon Manager Wally Downes has been suspended by the League One club after the Football Association (FA) has issued charges for breaching betting rules.Downes, who has managed Wimbledon since 2018, has been charged by the FA for Misconduct under FA Rule E1(b), after it was found that he had placed eight bets on matches taking place between 30 November 2013 and 12 July 2019. In a statement on the club’s website, it explained: “Wally has been charged by the FA for misconduct in respect of eight bets placed on matches between 30 November 2013 and 12 July 2019.“Given the seriousness of this breach in regulations, the club has decided to suspend Wally with immediate effect, giving time for the club and Dons Trust boards to look at the allegations more closely and make a further announcement in due course.“Saturday’s match with Peterborough United will be managed by Glyn Hodges and the coaching staff.”FA E8 rules on betting conduct prohibit FA registered athletes, match officials, club management, stewards and representatives from placing bets both directly or indirectly on football matches of any level.The news of Downes’ suspension follows on from the FA decision to charge Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens after the player was found to be in breach of the governing body’s regulations on betting.The player was found to be in breach of the FA Rule E8, after placing 59 bets placed by the midfielder during the 2018/19 season according to an FA spokesperson.last_img read more

Clippers’ Lance Stephenson a ‘walking-triple double’ at camp

first_imgPerhaps to understand Lance Stephenson is to comprehend where he is from.Life isn’t just an amusement park in Coney Island, N.Y.“I grew up in a neighborhood where it was definitely tough to grow up in,” said Stephenson, one of the many new members of the L.A. Clippers. “You gotta be strong, you gotta work hard because you don’t want to raise your kids there.“And I think that’s where I got my passion for basketball because when you’re on the floor in my neighborhood, you gotta be aggressive, you gotta be tough, you gotta be mentally strong to be able to stay on the floor and play with the older guys.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error So, yeah, Stephenson is a hard-nosed guy.• PHOTOS: Stephenson’s introductory press conference with Clippers Stephenson, a 6-foot-5 wing who turned 25 on Sept. 5, comes to the Clippers with an abundance of talent, a fiercely competitive spirit and a reputation for being tough on his teammates.As well as being immature enough to blow into the ear of LeBron James during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in 2014.In 2013-14, his fourth and final season with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He signed as a free agent with Charlotte and went in reverse, averaging just 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists his one year there.center_img The early reviews on him with the Clippers are all good, though.“He’s been great,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “That reputation or whatever, that’s something that I haven’t seen. So we don’t care. He’s very competitive. You can see that can get in his way at times; it does in practice every once in a while.“He’s a hell of a defender on the ball, he has to learn how to be a defender off the ball. We knew that. But he’s a good player.”Stephenson has been playing on the second unit. During a scrimmage Tuesday at training camp at UC Irvine, he was playing hard and was vocal.Fellow Clippers newcomer Josh Smith has been playing alongside Stephenson and is impressed.“He’s a walking triple-double,” Smith said. “See, what people don’t understand is when a guy plays so much in the Eastern Conference, you really don’t know how special that player is.“And he’s a special player on both ends of the court.”Chris Paul smiles when asked about Stephenson.“Man, love Lance,” he said. “Didn’t know Lance at all before we acquired him on our team this summer. But he’s just been a great guy. He’s been hooping, first and foremost.”Stephenson would probably appreciate all that praise, because he’s heard plenty to the contrary.He doesn’t really get it either.“I mean, that’s all rumors,” he said of his reputation. “It’s definitely not the issue. Definitely a good locker-room guy. When I’m on the floor, I get on my teammates, but it’s not to hurt them. They know my passion for basketball. They know I want to win, so they don’t take it like that.“But if you don’t know our relationship, like if you were watching the game, you’d go, ‘Why is he always yelling at …?’ It looks different. But my teammates know how I am.”As for last season with Charlotte, Stephenson said it was a struggle he’d like to forget. Rivers doesn’t even care because, after all, Stephenson was just 24.“First of all, he’s young,” Rivers said. “I think we forget that. It’s funny, we say with him and Austin (Rivers), no matter how much we get on them, at the end of the day they’re 23, 24. We want it now for them, but it has to come to them.”Perhaps it’s coming to Stephenson.But blowing in LeBron’s ear?“I mean, I was just trying to do whatever it takes to win the game and try to get him frustrated,” Stephenson said, laughing. “Try to help my teammates win.”Stephenson got an earful from Pacers president Larry Bird.“He said, ‘Don’t do it again,’ ” Stephenson told the Associated Press at the time. “So I’m not going to do it again.”Doc Rivers will be glad to hear that. Not that Stephenson is suddenly going to become meek. Not this cat.“You gotta come out with your heart,” he said. “Hey, I came from nothing and I’m going to show that I’m always working. Nothing came easy for me.”STEPHENSON FILEHeight: 6-foot-5Age: 25Hometown: Coney Island, N.Y.College: Cincinnati (2009-10)Acquired: From Charlotte for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.Career statistics: 8.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.3 apglast_img read more

Fresh challenge for England U16 boys

first_img An England U16 boys’ team will take on a fresh challenge when they play in a Quadrangular match against Wales, Holland and Ireland next month It’s the first time England has played in the round robin event which takes place at Prestatyn, Wales, from 11-13 April. Each match will feature foursomes and singles. The team includes Dominic Clemons, Matthew Freeman (image © Leaderboard Photography) and Callum Macfie who represented England at U16 level last year. Clemons is also the Scottish U14 open champion. The full team is: Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire), Jake Craddock (Sleaford, Linconshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Cuddington, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire), Tom Gregory (Stoke Park, Berks, Bucks & Oxon), George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire). 23 Mar 2017 Fresh challenge for England U16 boys last_img read more