Russian sub Rostov-on-Don undergoes maintenance

December 28, 2015 Russian Navy’s new diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don completed her sail from Novorossiysk to Sevastopol – both Black Sea ports, on December 25. In Sevastopol, the submarine will undergo inspection and routine maintenance of mechanisms of the submarine after it made the transition from the North to the Black Sea Fleet, and after it completed objectives in the Mediterranean.Earlier this month, on December 8, the Rostov-on-Don achieved a first-of-a-kind milestone for the Russian Navy. Namely, according to the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the submarine fired Kalibr cruise missiles while submerged in the Mediterranean Sea.The cruise missiles fired from the submarine reportedly also hit their targets, ISIS positions in the Syrian Raqqa province.The Russian Navy said that after the scheduled maintenance is completed, the crew would begin a planned combat training.[mappress mapid=”17559″]Naval Today Staff View post tag: Russian Navy Share this article View post tag: Rostov-on-Don View post tag: Black Sea Fleet Russian sub Rostov-on-Don undergoes maintenance Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian sub Rostov-on-Don undergoes maintenance Authorities read more

Cricket News Steve Smith continues to be the supreme run-machine, creates new record in Lord’s Ashes Test vs England

first_imghighlights Steve Smith blasted his seventh consecutive 50+ score in Ashes Tests vs England.Smith blasted two centuries in the Edgbaston Test.Smith has hit 10 centuries against England. New Delhi: It is now proven. Steve Smith is a run-making machine and is the ultimate nightmare for England’s bowlers. In seaming conditions, swinging conditions and in flat conditions, Smith can score plenty of runs against the old enemy and he showed his prowess on the fourth day of the Ashes Test at Lord’s. Battling the conditions and with Australia five down, Smith produced a brilliant knock and registered his 25th fifty to tilt the balance once again in favour of Australia. However, in the process, Smith created a new record which further cemented his place as one of the modern day greats in Test cricket. Smith’s sequence of scores against England stretches back to the 2017/18 Ashes series which Australia won 4-0. The string of scores began in the Perth Test and has continued until the Lord’s Test of 2019. In the Perth Test, Smith slammed 239, followed by 76 and 102* in the Melbourne Boxing Day Test and 83 in the Sydney Test. In the Edgbaston Test, Smith slammed centuries in both innings while in Lord’s, he has gone past fifty for the seventh consecutive time. This has broken the previous record of six fifty-plus scores set by Michael Hussey in the 2009/10 period against England. Hussey had smashed 121 in the Oval Test in the 2009 series which Australia lost 1-2 and in the 2010/11 Ashes held Down Under, Hussey had scores of 195 in Brisbane, 93 and 52 in Adelaide while he smashed 61 and 116 in Perth. However, Australia lost the series 1-3. Smith’s feat of scoring two tons in the same Test has helped him surge to number three in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen. He has also gone past 900 points and he is behind Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, who both have 922 and 913 points respectively. Speaking after scoring his century in the first innings, Smith had said he did not believe he would play cricket again during the 15 months he was away from the game. “There were times throughout the last 15 months where I didn’t know if I was ever going to play cricket again. I lost a bit of love for it at one point, particularly when I had my elbow operation. It was really bizarre that it was the day I got the brace off my elbow, I found a love for it again. I don’t know what it was, it was like a trigger that just said ‘right I’m ready to go again, I want to play and I want to go out and play for Australia and make people proud and just do what I love doing’,” Smith said.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Wisconsin dominates Northwestern from start

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoAfter Thursday night?s blowout over Penn State, the UW women?s basketball team welcomed winless Northwestern to Madison Sunday, continuing the Wildcats? woes as the Badgers rolled 75-45.Wisconsin closed out Alumni Weekend in front of a season-high 7,744 fans, who were not disappointed as UW notched their second consecutive conference win and their third of the season. With two wins in a row, and having outscored their opponents 154-97 in those two games, Wisconsin takes some heavy momentum into Wednesday?s game at Indiana, where they have a chance to get their first Big Ten road win.Northwestern proved their inability to compete in the Big Ten this year, failing to hit a field goal against Wisconsin until the 12:37 mark in the first half. The scoring dry spell put the Wildcats in a hole too deep to claw out of. Wisconsin got off to a quick 18-2 start, with senior Jolene Anderson leading the way.The opening minutes against NU resembled the early attack UW had against Penn State Thursday, burying the Lady Lions early.?What I wanted to do is to carry on from what we did against Penn State,? head coach Lisa Stone said. ?[Our defense] got us in transition and we scored easy baskets, shooting 60 percent from the floor. That?s all good stuff, so I wanted to start out strong defensively at first, which I thought we did.?Entering halftime down 40-13, Northwestern head coach Beth Combs was challenged with giving her team a pep talk that might inspire a miraculous comeback.?[After halftime] we put pressure on them a little bit more, pressuring them defensively,? Combs said. ?We really had trouble getting the ball in the post, and that?s a tribute to Wisconsin?s defense.?The post defense affected the entire Northwestern offense, causing 6?5? center Amy Jaeschke trouble on the blocks, shooting 3-for-11 on the game.?I thought Danielle [Ward] and Lin Zastrow gave Amy Jaeschke all she could handle. We got around her instead of playing from behind,? Stone said. ?She?s too talented to play behind, and she?s a very, very, very good player.?Combs had little to praise her players for at the half, with top scorer Meshia Reed scoring just five points. Wisconsin?s Anderson outscored the entire Northwestern team in the half, 14-13. The 11 turnovers and 4-for-27 shooting performance only added to the Wildcats? worries.The second half started where the first half left off ­­­? with a Zastrow jumper giving the Badgers their largest lead of the game at 35 points.At the 11-minute mark, Northwestern was finally able to stop the deficit from growing, trading basket for basket with Wisconsin, eventually cutting into the 30-point margin later in the half. NU was able to chip away at the lead against the UW bench, with starters taking a seat with five minutes remaining. Turnovers were down for the second straight home game, with five against Penn State and 12 against Northwestern.?Now that the bar has been set in terms of us keeping turnovers down, our expectations are a bit higher,? Stone said. ?[We had] 21 assists, and I told the players that means this team shares the ball and they like each other; they?re having some fun.?In the past two games, the Wisconsin defense has prevented teams from scoring their average and allowing easy points on the break. The team, now halfway through the Big Ten season, knew they had to buckle down and play defense.?It was just a matter of us being determined and having our offense come from our defense,? Anderson said. ?It was all about getting stops, and I think the past few games we?ve really done that.?Wisconsin travels to Indiana Thursday to take on the Hoosiers, who are now only two games ahead of the Badgers in the Big Ten.last_img read more

South West win for Sarah-Jane

first_img30 Jul 2012 South West win for Sarah-Jane Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane Boyd won the South West women’s championship at Yeovil Golf Club when she beat Somerset’s Becky Gibbs in the final. Sarah-Jane, from Truro, is also the Cornwall champion.  Meanwhile, Georgia Price (Bude) scored a double for Cornwall when she won the second flight trophy. The championship was threatened beforehand by very bad weather but head greenkeeper James Last and his team succeeded in presenting the course in fine condition. During the event there was torrential rain on the second day but squeegees were used to keep the greens playable.   Matchplay results Sammy Giles (St Mellion) beat Alex Patton (Manor House) 6/4 Katie Warren (Wrag Barn) beat Lucy Padley (Knowle) 5/3 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) beat Jemima Gregson (Knowle) 2/1 Kyra Horlock (Broadstone) beat Jo Hodge (The Kendleshire) 2up Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) beat Leah Roelich (Teignmouth) 5/4 Shelby Smart (Knowle) beat Emma Tayler (Saunton) at 19th Rebecca Gibbs (Burnham & Berrow) beat Nicole Shaw (Wanstead) 2 up Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis) beat Sophie Keech (Lyme Regis) 4/3 Quarter finals Giles beat Warren 3/2 Boyd beat Horlock 2/1 Smart beat Popel 4/2 Gibbs beat Southcombe 4/2 Semi-finals Boyd beat Giles 2 up Gibbs beat Smart 5/4 Final Boyd beat Gibbs 4/3last_img read more