HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Navy View post tag: Melbourne As HMAS Melbourne readied for its departure from Fremantle Port on Sunday for the Middle East to participate in Operation SLIPPER members of ships company made their last mainland calls to family and friends, others ordered flowers or completed cards or letters to make the last postal service in Australia prior to their departure for the Middle East.While HMAS Melbourne is equipped with an internet café and wireless access for its crew, ‘snail’ mail will be take a few weeks to catch up with the crew as they conduct their transit so they took the opportunity to send mail home.PO Mezz Slavik conducted a different form of “Last Post” ceremony alongside Fremantle harbour just prior to HMAS Melbourne departing as she completed a post card for her daughter.PO Slavik said “I always send family some snail mail from wherever I am as its still good to put up on the fridge.”HMAS Melbourne recently departed from its home port Sydney on 25 August for HMAS Stirling in Western Australia where it was to conduct its final preparations prior to leaving the Australian mainland.The ship completed its final Force Protection assessment and deperming moved to Fremantle prior to the departure on Sunday. It will be some months before she returns to Australia after she relives HMASNewcastle who has almost completed her deployment on operations.HMAS Melbourne is the 56th rotation of an Australian Vessel since the first Gulf War in 1990.[mappress]Press Release, September 24, 2013; Image: Australian Navy HMAS Melbourne Departs Fremantle View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fremantle View post tag: Departs September 24, 2013 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense Share this articlelast_img read more

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Enyimba In Talks To Sign Asante Kotoko Captain

first_imgAsante Kotoko skipper Amos Frimpong has revealed that Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) giants Enyimba are in talks to sign him.Frimpong also disclosed that he is ready to ply his trade outside Ghana and that a move to Enyimba would be in line with that as long as the two clubs can agree a fee for him.Amos Frimpong talked about Enyimba’s interest in a chat with Graphic Sports via Ghanasoccernet, he said:“I have been contacted by Enyimba of Nigeria over a possible move but at this stage it is being negotiated at the management level and we will see how it goes.”“It will be great to welcome a new challenge in my career and I believe moving to Nigeria won’t be a bad idea either, should everything move smoothly.”Amos Frimpong has had a phenomenal year after he led Asante Kotoko to win the President’s Cup and the FA Cup title following a 3-1 victory over rivals Hearts of Oak in the grand final.The 25-year old right-back was also a part of the victorious Black Stars B team at the WAFU Africa Cup of Nations some months back.RelatedCAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko Hold No Fear For Focused Pillars – Nyima Nwagua (AUDIO)August 9, 2019In “Champions League”CAF Champions League: Anaezemba Confident Of Pillars Passage (AUDIO)August 12, 2019In “Champions League”CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars Edge Asante Kotoko As Enyimba Fall Short Against RahimoAugust 11, 2019In “Champions League”last_img read more

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Anita Stone, 86, Wellington: Dec. 1, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2015

first_imgAnita StoneAnita Stone, of Wellington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 86.Anita was born the daughter of Jose and Delores (Reeze) Ledesma on Saturday, December 1, 1928 in Cicero.Many will remember Anita from her over 20 years of employment at the Wellington Memorial Auditorium. Survivors include her son, Sean Stone and his wife Dana of Wellington; daughter, Heather Jensen of Wellington; grandchildren: Lindsey Stone, Molly Stone both of Wellington; Megan Donnellan and her husband Taylor of Bellevue, Nebraska, Nicole Stone of Wellington, Brandon Stone and his wife Hunter of Arkansas City, Elisha Stone, Catherine Stone, Stefany Bissell, Bryce Martin and Jennifer Jenson all of Wellington along with her 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Delores Ledesma; sister, Manuela Montenegro; brothers: Manuel, Joe and Lupe Ledesma; son, Larry Joe Stone and great-grandson, Blake Conrad.Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Anita will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Following Mass and lunch, a private interment will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the St. Rose Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Daytona veteran arrested for threatening mass shooting online

first_imgAn Army veteran from Daytona Beach is behind bars after posting a comment on a YouTube video threatening to murder as many people as possible, police say.According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Leo Arong was arrested Thursday after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement notified the sheriff’s office of threats posted on YouTube during a PBS News Hour Livestream.Deputies say he made anti-Semitic comments and compared himself to the El Paso shooter.Deputies also say he made comments criticizing the state’s Red Flag Law.According to the sheriff’s office, after multiple agencies interviewed Arong’s neighbors, he was found at his home where he admitted posting the comments but said he didn’t mean what he wrote and that he was spoofing another user.A search warrant was obtained for his home, which included his cell phone and laptop, but no guns were found. During the investigation, detectives learned that he is a U.S. Army veteran and that there have been concerns for his well-being and signs that he could be in need of veterans services.He was charged with making written threats to kill or harm in a mass shooting or act of terrorism, which is a second-degree felony. He is currently being held without bond at the Volusia County jail.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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Defending champ Jim Cotter rolls into A semi final at Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships

first_imgJackson, third Andrew Komlodi, second Corey Chester and lead Joel Cave, edged Tom Buchy of Kimberley 4-2 Wednesday afternoon in a tightly played contest.Jackson broke open a 1-1 tie with singles in the seventh and eighth ends.Buchy got one back in the ninth, and was in position to steal a single in the tenth before Jackson bumped off Buchy’s shot stone to score one as the Kootenay rep desperately tried to force an extra end.Buchy opened with an 8-3 win over Mark Longworth of Vernon in eight ends.Jackson opened the day edging Jeff Richard of Kelowna 6-5.The other top seed in the championships Dean Joanisse of New Westminster outlasted Kootenay rep Chris Ducharme of Creston 5-2.The third draw goes Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Joanisse against Michael Johnson of New Westminster and Sean Geall of New Westminster meeting Wes Craig of Victoria. Both winners advance into the A-event semi final.B-event action has House meeting Jason Montgomery of Victoria, Richard against Mark Longworth of Vernon and Daniel Wenzek of Langley against Neil Dangerfield of Victoria.The Wenzek rink recruited Nelson’s Fred Thomson to the rink for the championships because team member Tyler Tardi is curling in the Youth Olympic Games in Norway.Action continues Thursday with three more draws, including the A-event final at 7 p.m.The winner advances at the top seed in the Page Playoffs. It took defending BC Champion Jim Cotter a few ends to become familiar with the surroundings of the Nelson Curling Club.However, after a couple of ends it was full steam ahead for the Vernon foursome during Day One of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships.Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffiths and lead Rick Sawatsky ran the table to advance into the A semi final Thursday.The Vernon rink doubled Will House of Richmond 6-3 in Draw 1 before dominating Chase Martyn of New Westminster 9-2 in the afternoon.“Absolutely, you want to start 2-0,” Cotter said minutes after scoring four in the eighth end to secure the win Wednesday.“The goal at the end of the week for every team here is to make the playoffs, and that’s our goal too. So getting off to 2-0 is a good start for us but there’s a whole lot of curling to go yet.”Joining Cotter, who curled 91 percent to 70 for skip Martyn, is on the ice Thursday morning in Draw 4 A semi final against Glen Jackson of Victoria.last_img read more

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