British MoD sells HMS Illustrious for scrap

first_img British MoD sells light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for scrap Share this article August 23, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today British MoD sells light aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for scrap View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: HMS Illustrious Authorities The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed the sale of HMS Illustrious light aircraft carrier to Turkish company Leyal Ship Recycling for around £2 million.It is anticipated that the former Royal Navy flagship will leave her base in Portsmouth for Turkey in the autumn of this year, ahead of the arrival of the first of the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2017.Both Invincible and Ark Royal, the sister ships of Illustrious, were also recycled by the Turkish company.In 32 years of service, between 1982 and 2014, HMS Illustrious covered over 900,000 nautical miles. Operations ranged from stabilization efforts in the immediate aftermath of the first Gulf War and delivering humanitarian aid after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013.In October 2013, the MOD launched a competition to seek bids to retain the aircraft carrier in the UK. The aim of the competition was to see part or all of the ship developed for heritage purposes and, while a number of bids were received, none proved to be viable, the ministry said.Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: “We have done all we can for over two years to find a home for the former HMS Illustrious in the UK, and regrettably all options have now been exhausted. It is with a sense of pride for her and her crews’ achievements that we say goodbye to the ship, and we look forward to the arrival in Portsmouth of the UK’s next generation of aircraft carriers.”Mike Utley, former Commanding Officer on HMS Illustrious, said: “Lusty provided a world-class service to the Royal Navy for over three decades. We will bid her farewell with a heavy heart but in the knowledge that everything has been done to find a use for her.”last_img read more

Brilliant Phan Sets Adorable Muppets Video To Phish Music, And It’s Awesome

first_imgSometime deep in the hours of last night’s insane San Francisco run-closer, one fan uploaded a music video for the Phish song “Let Me Lie,” a song originally written for Trey Anastasio’s Bar 17 album and re-recorded on Phish’s 2009 Party Time. The song was also recently busted out earlier this summer, during the band’s performance at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford. Starring in the music video are the lovable Muppets, Kermit and Piggy, who take bike rides through the park and “ride it slowly.”Enjoy this sweet love story, courtesy of YouTube user Chris M, which you can watch by clicking the video below!last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night: Fijabi Chants War Song against Ghanaian Challenger

first_img“He was defensive throughout our last fight. I have watched the fight again and I have seen what needs to be done to counter his defensive strategy and knock him out. He has strength in abundance, but he fights only one way, which I have figured out. It will be a knockout,” Fijabi said in Lagos on Wednesday.Another headline bout of the evening will see Nigeria’s Stanley Eribo fight Tanzania’s Meshack Mwankemwa for the African Boxing Union welterweight title. GOtv Boxing Night 10, a milestone edition, will feature five other fights, including Oto Joseph versus Nurudeen Fatai Part 111.This is a fight that has bad blood written all over it. The two previous fights, including a title fight, Joe Boy came out victorious, a streak that Fatai will want to end.Also in action is Waidi Usman, West African featherweight champion, who takes on Dare Oyewole in a challenge bout. Kabiru Towolawi will fight Felix Igwe in a light heavyweight challenge duel. Two other potentially cracking fights will have Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu clash with Prince Nwoye in the lightweight division, while Rilwan Babatunde will seek to boost his impressive resume in light welterweight category by seeing off Sikiru Shogbesan.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olaide Fijabi, West African light welterweight champion, has told his Ghanaian challenger for the title, Raphael Kwabena King, that he will encounter a different boxer from the one he met during a challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 9.Fijabi is slated to defend his title against the Ghanaian at  GOtv Boxing Night 10 scheduled to hold on December 26, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.The first fight between the duo ended in a split decision victory for Fijabi. But the coming one, said the Nigerian boxer, will provide him an opportunity to prove that he is much better than the Ghanaian.last_img read more

Boylesports builds up social profile with OffTheBall Ireland

first_imgShare Submit Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Irish multi-media sports publisher OffTheBall ( has confirmed that Boylesports will be the title sponsor for its dedicated football and GAA (hurling) content coverage.Focusing on delivering sports insights, opinion and debate through social media verticals (YouTube, Facebook, podcasts etc..) OffTheBall has become Ireland’s leading publisher of daily sports content.Agreeing to an initial 12-month contract, Boylesports will become the title sponsor for all OffTheBall syndicated content relating to football and GAA coverage.Confirming the deal, Ger Gilroy Managing Director from OffTheBall, said:“We are delighted to be working with BoyleSports on this partnership, which is the biggest sponsorship to date across the Communicorp Group. From March, BoyleSports will be partnering with us on all video, digital, radio and events content for football and GAA. We are really looking forward to developing this new partnership to allow us deliver more innovative content than ever, to our very loyal audience.”As title sponsor, Boylesports will gain brand coverage throughout OffTheBall’s social and video channels, with bookmaker further sponsoring OffTheBall’s popular live Irish Sports shows throughout 2018.Backing OffTheBall coverage, Leon Blanche from BoyleSports said: “We are really excited to announce this partnership between BoyleSports and, which delivered record high audience figures in the latest JNLR results. We are looking forward to collaborating with the OffTheBall team, to supply fantastic content and promotions for their audience across their football & GAA platforms.” Related Articles SportCaller drives engagement with Off The Ball quizzes June 11, 2020 BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020last_img read more

The Giants found a winning blueprint over the last two months, but is it sustainable?

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.DENVER — The Giants don’t have any players with 15 home runs, any starting pitchers with a sub-3.50 ERA or any everyday starters who made the All-Star team.Despite all of their perceived shortcomings, the Giants are still in the playoff hunt.With 51 games remaining, manager Bruce Bochy’s club sits 2.5 games behind the Phillies and Nationals for the second National League Wild Card berth. After posting a …last_img read more

Why Your Guest Post Fails

first_imgI know a lot of people firmly believe that you can–and should–increase your web presence by finding other people with a presence and asking them if you can write a guest post. The idea is that, by exposing their audience to you and your ideas, you will gain new community members.For a lot of people, this works. If you’re Chris Brogan, it makes sense to guest post on copyblogger. If you’re coppyblogger, it makes sense to have Chris publish a guest post.Each week, I receive four or five emails asking if the author can provide me with a guest post. I always thank the person for their offer, explain that guest posts don’t align with my strategy here, and ask if I can help promote their content in some other way.I stop short of telling them that I believe their community-building (or attention-getting) strategy is broken. But it is broken.No Shortcuts: A guest post might get you a nice bump in traffic. It might give you a nice little boost in attention. But neither of those are great indicators of success if everything else isn’t right. There is no quick fix for a long term problem.No Content: If your own blog isn’t already chock full of great content, there isn’t any reason to believe that pointing people to your site is going to help you build community. Your site needs to stand on its own; it needs to be worth the reader’s time and attention because it’s a great resource. This counts for a lot more than a recommendation.You Don’t Want Community: If you are selling a product, especially a software product, you don’t really want to build community–you want to advertise. Content about your product, your service, or your offering is marketing–not a guest post.Fake Backlinks: It’s a nice idea to believe that guest posts are going to create the kind of backlinks from highly trafficked sites will improve your SEO results. But there’s a better way to get backlinks: publish something worth linking to in the first place.There are points for style here, too. If your email begins with, “I am a big fan of your blog,” or “I just read your post titled . . ,” you very quickly betray the fact you don’t read the blog and that you are outside the community. If you were part of the community, you would already be known. Guest posts work better when you are already part of the community.Now I am no expert on content marketing. For that, go see copyblogger and Chris Brogan. But the heart of content marketing is content. The more great content you produce, the easier it is to produce the “marketing” results.QuestionsWhat do you want to accomplish through a guest post?Is a guest post the best way to accomplish that goal?Would you do better to focus on producing better content?Are you trying to build community or are you really trying to advertise?last_img read more

Deadpool 2s Zazie Beetz Mourns Loss of Stunt Double Joi SJ Harris

first_img Twitter According to Entertainment Weekly, Harris is thought to be the stunt double for Beetz. A woman donning the costume for the mutant Domino was spotted on a black Ducati motorcycle in the area for a sequence days earlier.Harris, known as the first African-American female road racer, died Monday morning on the set of the superhero sequel. It was her first job as a stuntwoman.Witnesses told the Vancouver Sun that Harris lost control of her bike during a stunt, jumped a curb and crashed through a plate-glass window at Shaw Tower. Police said she died at the scene. Deadline reported that she was not wearing a helmet during the scene because her character does not wear a helmet in the film.On Wednesday, Ryan Reynolds led the Deadpool 2 crew in a moment of silence on set before they resumed filming. The actor, 40, stood at the center of the crew members, who huddled up around him and bowed their heads after he said a few words.“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool,” Reynolds tweeted after the accident. “We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated… but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”SPLASH NEWSHarris’s first passion was encouraging women to join the sport of road racing, and her manager and friend Porsche Taylor told PEOPLE, “She should be recognized and known as more than just the stunt driver who passed away.”She added, “SJ is a remarkable person, and I want her legacy of being an inspiration to women who ride to continue for many more years to come.”BY KAREN MIZOGUCHI Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz is remembering Joi “SJ” Harris, the stuntwoman who died while performing a motorcycle stunt for the sequel in Vancouver, Canada.“On Monday we tragically lost one of our own — Joi SJ Harris. My heart has been breaking the past two days and I have been searching what to say or do,” Beetz, who was cast as Domino, wrote in a statement shared on Instagram.“I know that what I feel is nothing compared to what her loved ones, friends + family, are feeling. My heart and my love goes out to her and them all. The cast and crew send peace, healing, and their deepest condolences,” she concluded her message. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Professional Referee Development Training Seminar

first_img GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessions Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Grand Bahama – Xcel Management Group International will be hosting a Professional Referee Development Training Seminar-Level I, on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at Pelican Bay Hotel, Freeport,GB. The purpose of this seminar is to train persons, whether they have experience or not in the fundamentals and skills required to be a professional referee. These sessions will be presented by Mr. George Toliver- Associate VP of Referee Development NBA D-League and Mr Scott Bolnick Associate Director of Referee Development both men combined bring over 23 years of experience. This will be the first of 3 levels, geared towards equipping men and women in the Bahamas on how to call games at the Semi-Pro and Pro levels. With talks already set in motion Xcel Management Group will hosts a unique event, along with the Summer Pro League to combine a week of basketball and culture in 2016. Therefore, this foundation of training will put Bahamians in position to have first hand experience at calling games at the required level. More information about this will be made at a later date.Participants will get two full days of theory, starting from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. and at night games will also be held to put in practice things they were taught. At the end of the sessions, they will also get a certificate of completion during the closing ceremony.There is an online registration link, where participants are encourage to register. Another Murder in Nassau Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Related Items:nassau, professional referee, xcel management group Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Escondido Choral Arts moon landing concert

first_img July 19, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI) – The California Center for Arts, Escondido and a combined performance ensemble of about 150 musicians will perform a concert on Saturday July 20th honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing.For more information click here. Posted: July 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Escondido Choral Arts moon landing concert Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more