Philippine Navy Vessels Assist Typhoon Yolanda Victims

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Navy Vessels Assist Typhoon Yolanda Victims November 18, 2013 Share this article Philippine Navy Vessels Assist Typhoon Yolanda Victims The Philippine Navy through its Naval Forces based in Southern Luzon deployed BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), a logistics support vessel and BRP Tagbanua (AT 296), a landing craft utility vessel from the City of Cebu to Matnog Pier to address the ongoing congestion of stranded rescuers, relief operations and military troops.Another four Philippine Navy Auxiliary Reserve Unit (PNARU) vessels, manned by naval reservists, have also been deployed to the site and are expected to arrive today. Likewise, the Navy commissioned MV Maria Natasia, another PNARU vessel, which has already transported relief goods, military troops, disaster responders and trucks from the Matnog Port.AT 296 should have also arrived in Matnog Port on Sunday.According to the Philippine Navy, the augmentation of PN vessels is aimed solely for relief and disaster response purposes, priorities being AFP, PNP, Line agencies and LGUs.[mappress]Press Release, November 18, 2013; Image: Philippine Navylast_img read more

Lady Trojans Capture Freshman EIAC Crown

first_imgThe ECVB Freshman team won the EIAC tournament on Saturday at South Dearborn.EC defeated Connersville 25-18 & 25-17 and Batesville 25-17 & 25-19 in pool play and then Greensburg 25-10 & 25-11 in the championship.EC Leaders: Serving-Charsan McCory 31/26, 13 aces; Jessie Stenger 24/27, 5 aces; Emma Ertel 22/24, 6 aces.Serve Receive-Emma Ertel 15/15; Charsan McCory 18/21; Rebecca Parnell- 10/11.Assists-Ella Fledderman 24.Blocks-Jessie Stenger- 4 solo; Emma Ertel- 2 assists.Hitting-Charsan McCory 24 kills; Jessie Stenger 14 kills; Ella Fledderman 5 kills.Digs-Emma Ertel 14; Jessie Stenger 12; Charsan McCory 10.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

PINSTRIPE : Marrone not only member of SU experiencing homecoming

first_imgNEW YORK –– Much has been made of Doug Marrone’s return home, but the Syracuse head coach is far from the only one from Syracuse with New York City ties. Several key players hail from the tri-state area and will join Marrone in coming home for SU’s first bowl game since before any of them ever arrived on campus.For that group, representing Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl is something that couldn’t have been scripted any better. Especially for the seniors, who will finish their collegiate careers in a city with a lot of familiarity.‘It’s like a dream,’ said senior linebacker Doug Hogue, a Yonkers, N.Y., native. ‘It’s just a great feeling. When I was home for Christmas, I had all my family telling me, ‘I can’t wait to come to the game,’ and my friends were all telling me, ‘I’ve got my tickets.’ It’s just a great feeling having this game here close to home.’Hogue isn’t the only player with an opportunity to play close to home, either. Nearly a third of SU’s roster hails from the tri-state area. Others are just a few short hours away. All of them will have a rare opportunity against Kansas State on Thursday.And with all the distractions that have been keeping the players busing this week, that continues to be the silver lining heading into Thursday’s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Hogue: ‘To top off my career at Syracuse University in front of my family would be the best feeling I’ve had since I began playing football.’[email protected] Published on December 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seniors key to 2012-13 success

first_imgAfter a quick one-game road trip at Northwestern, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (19-8, 10-4 Big Ten) returns to the Kohl Center for its final two home games of the season with a new No. 17 ranking to boot in the most recent Associated Press poll. After a rough start to the season saw the Badgers open up the conference schedule 9-4, head coach Bo Ryan spoke highly of this year’s senior leadership during his weekly press conference Monday.“They’ve answered the challenge that the other seniors have over the years as far as setting a good example, working hard, persevering. I mean, who’s persevered more than this group”? Ryan said of the five seniors on the team. “Jared [Berggren] with the troubles with his shoulder, finally had it taken care of, definitely helped him. Mike [Bruesewitz], what he’s been through. Ryan [Evans] with some struggles that he’s still working on, they’re all working on things.”Evans’ struggles this season, particularly at the free throw line, have been disappointing for the fifth-year senior. The Arizona native has shot 40 more free throws than anyone else on the team with 126 attempts and has made only 51 (41 percent) of them. A new free throw shooting technique may emerge from Evans Tuesday against Nebraska in order to increase that percentage.“He shot it pretty well that way,” Ryan said about Evans shooting jump shots for his free throws. “Ryan tried that method and feels that right now that’s the best way to make the free throw, and it’s not that unusual to have a different style. A lot of guys have different styles. So whatever works, as long as he believes it.”Although most of the attention has been paid to seniors such as Evans, Bruesewitz or Berggren, scout team seniors, J.D. Wise and Dan Fahey will also be playing in their last two home games of their college careers this week. The two players have only combined to play 36 minutes the entire season, but that hasn’t changed their attitude during their final season.“There’s never a whine, never a complaint, never anything other than to the assistant coaches that have the particular scout on that team, it’s like, ‘okay, what would you like us to do today?’” Ryan said. “Hopefully, they’re getting as much out of the experience as we are, as we’re receiving from their efforts that they’re putting in. But those two young men have been doing it for a long time, and they’ve never changed.”The basketball careers may be ending for some of the seniors once the season is over, but Ryan said the things they learn while playing basketball at UW will be with them for the rest of their lives.“It’s a great part about college athletics, team sports like this, the things you learn, the things you go through knowing, as I always tell them, [in the] next 60, 70 years, you’re going to be going through some of the same things,” Ryan said. “Maybe not the exact issues, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. You keep working, keep doing the right things, good things will happen.”Whether it’s Wise, Fahey or the other three seniors, this UW team will need senior leadership as the postseason remains just a few weeks away. In what could be called a crazy college basketball season, no game is a sure win or loss for any team. Unlike this year’s college basketball season, especially the Big Ten, Ryan hasn’t been making anything too unpredictable for opposing teams or his players.“You know, if you really think back and sit down and look, I’m sure there’s been years like this,” Ryan said. “When you talk about predictability, as coaches, we’re always trying to do certain things. It’s not unpredictable what we’re trying to do, and players are trying to do certain things. So you can’t say they’re unpredictable.”After Nebraska and Purdue on Tuesday and Sunday, respectively, Wisconsin has just two games left against Michigan State and Penn State, so Ryan will need not just his seniors, but all players to step up with a Big Ten title still within reach.last_img read more