Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment

first_img View post tag: Norfolk Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns View post tag: ARG View post tag: Naval View post tag: month Share this article View post tag: americascenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Bataan ARG Returns to Norfolk after Nine-Month Deployment View post tag: NINE Authorities October 31, 2014 View post tag: Bataan More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a nine-month deployment, returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va. and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va. Oct. 31, and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Oct. 28. While deployed, the Bataan ARG/MEU served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR).The ARG includes the flagship, the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 4 (also embarked on Bataan), and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with embarked Assault Craft Unit 2.During the deployment, the Bataan ARG conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation and provided a forward naval presence in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.The ARG participated in several multinational exercises designed to strengthen coalition partnerships and reinforce regional security and stability, including Spanish Amphibious Exercise (PHIBLEX) 14 and Eager Lion 2014 exercise, as well as bi-lateral training with the Greek and French. The 22 MEU supported an assessment of humanitarian options in support of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and conducted surveillance and reconnaissance missions and fixed-wing strike missions in Iraq in August and September with aircraft based aboard Bataan.Bataan was also involved in two rescues at sea. On March 8, Bataan rescued two Turkish mariners from their sinking cargo ship in the Aegean Sea. On June 6, the ARG participated in the rescue 282 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea after their small vessel sank.The Bataan ARG ships were the first to benefit from the Navy’s newly approved Hardship Duty Pay – Tempo (HDP-T). HDP-T, effective Sept. 17, compensates Sailors and Marines on deployments beyond 220 consecutive days.The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU relieved the Bataan ARG in the 5th Fleet AOR, October 2.[mappress mapid=”14265″]Press release, Image: US Navylast_img read more

Increasing population in Queensland leading booming housing demand

first_imgBrisbane is the city of choice for many overseas and interstate migrants.“Private sector house approvals are now at their highest level since 2003, in trend terms.” Mr Lokhorst said. Housing Industry Association senior economist Shane Garrett. said that healthy population growth was behind the increase. “The upshot of today’s figures is that new building activity will remain elevated over the near term,” Mr Garrett said.“Strong population growth and a strong economy go hand-in-hand.” IN DEMAND: Private housing demand is behind a boost in building approvals across Queensland.QUEENSLAND’S population is growing, and so is the demand for housing.Strong demand for housing in Queensland has pushed up dwelling approvals according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ABS data for the month of March 2018 showed that Queensland had the third highest trend increase for dwelling approvals, behind the ACT and Northern Territory.Queensland dwelling approvals increased by 2.3 per cent over the month, and were also 14.5 per cent higher than a year before. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoDirector of construction statistics at the ABS, Justin Lokhorst said that increase in dwelling approvals were being driven by demand for homes. last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018 Highlights KKR vs RR Eliminator: Kolkata win by 25 runs, will play SRH next in Qualifier 2

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders will face Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator of Indian Premier League 2018 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday.KKR ended the league stage on the third position of the table with 16 points, while RR finished just behind KKR on the fourth position with 14 points.Team Record at Eden Gardens: KKR have dominated the previous face-offs with 5 wins in comparison to RR’s 1 win.HIGHLIGHTS:Andre Russell, Man of the Match: “It feels very good. It has been a hectic road since the game against KXIP. Every game moving forward has been like a final. We know how important this was and it feels good to have contributed with the bat and the ball. (On his batting prowess) I think it is just a clear head. You get a short ball, you get a slower ball or a wide ball, you try to play a shot accordingly. It is about having a still base. I try to swing hard and believe in my ability. I have some good sticks as well.”Dinesh Karthik: “I think winning 4 games on the row feels good. Especially this one as we were under the pump. Credit to Shubman Gill. Absorbed all the pressure when he walked in. Before he got out, he played some lovely shots and eased the pressure off me. In these games, it is about the attitude and the belief about how much you have got. In these kind of crunch games, it is never about the par score; it’s about how much pressure you can put on the other side. Touch wood, the bowlers have picked up their game. We fielded well as well today, which was good to see.”Rahane: “Disappointed, especially given how we started, taking 4-5 wickets early. That partnership (between Karthik and Gill) and the dropped catch of Russell hurt us. When you get a start like that, you generally look to win the game. I think KKR bowled really well. They know the conditions really well. It was gettable. They were 10-12 runs short. It’s important to finish the games and we didn’t have partnerships towards the end. When me and Sanju were batting, we were looking to play positively.” # KKR win by 25 runs! what a comeback!# After 19 Overs, RR are 136/4, and they need 34 runs to win from the last over!# 17.6 Overs: OUT! What an over by Prasidh Krishna! Binny c Chris Lynn b Prasidh 0(3) RR 130/4# 16.5 Overs: OUT! Samson departs, big big blow! RR 126/3# Sanju Samson completes his half-century!# 16.2 Overs: FOUR! Cracking shot by Samson. RR 124/2# Piyush Chawla to bowl his last over# After 16 Overs, RR are 119/2# 15.5 Overs: FOUR! Klassen Reverse swept it away. RR 118/2# After 15 Overs, RR are 111/2# 14.1 Overs: OUT! Big wicket, Kuldeep strikes! Rahane c and b Kuldeep Yadav 46(41) RR 109/1# Strategic time out ends!# KKR desperately need a couple of wickets here.# After 14 Overs, RR are 109/1# 13.5 Overs: SIX! Samson dispatched the short ball by Narine! RR 109/1# After 13 Overs, RR are 103/1# After 12 Overs, RR are 96/1# 9.4 Overs: FOUR! Poor bowling by Searles. RR 86/1# 9.2 Overs: SIX! Easy from Samson. RR 81/1# 8.6 Overs: FOUR! Inside out goes Samson. RR 74/1# 8.1 Overs: FOUR! Short and slapped away by Samson. RR 68/1# After 8 Overs, RR are 64/1# After 7 Overs, RR are 54/1, excellent over by Kuldeep Yadav# After 6 Overs, RR are 51/1# 5.1 Overs: OUT! Chawla strikes, energetic catch!  R Tripathi c and b Chawla 20(13) RR 47/1# After 5 Overs, RR are 47/0# 4.4 Overs: SIX! Againnnn…RR 46/0# 4.3 Overs: SIX! Tripathi goes biiiigg!! RR 40/0# After 4 Overs, RR are 32/0# RR are happy taking singles and twos.# KKR need a wicket soon, or else Rahane, Tripathi will take this away from them!# 3.2 Overs: FOUR! Sehwag-esque cut. RR 29/0# 3.1 Overs: FOUR! Pulled away for a boundary. RR 25/0# After 3 Overs, RR are 21/0# 2.4 Overs: Successful review by Rahane and RR. He survives!# 2.1 Overs: FOUR! Picture perfect cover drive by Tripathi. RR 19/0# After 2 Overs, RR are 15/0# 1.4 Overs: FOUR! Rahane special flick toward mid wicket. RR 15/0# After 1 Over, RR are 9/0# 0.4 Overs: SIX! Just lifted the slash! Excellent shot over the point boundary. RR 8/0# Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi start for RR.# KKR came back into the game and mounted a good target of 170 runs for Rajasthan Royals# 19.5 Overs: FOUR! Russell beautifully found the gap there! KKR 168/7# 19.4 Overs: OUT! Searles tried to go big but mistimed it terribly. Searles c Jofra Archer b Laughlin 2(5) KKR 164/7# 19.1 Overs: FOUR! Brutal power by Russell. KKR 163/6# After 19 Overs, KKR are 157/6# 18.4 Overs: SIX! Russell waited for the ball to come and hammered it away. KKR 156/6# 17.6 Overs: SIX! Hooked away in style by Russell. KKR 149/6# 17.2 Overs: SIX! Hammered away by Russell! KKR 141/6# 17.1 Overs: OUT! Huge wicket before the final couple of overs. Karthik c Rahane b Laughlin 52(38) KKR 135/6# After 17 Overs, KKR are 135/5# 16.4 Overs: FOUR! Slapped away by Russell! KKR 133/5# 16.3 Overs: SIX! Mistimed but the ball still crossed the boundary. KKR 129/5# With that six DK completes his Fifty. A Captain’s knock!# 16.1 Overs: SIX! Edged and went straight at the sight screen behind the WK. KKR 122/5# After 16 Overs, KKR are 116/5# 14.5 Overs: SIX! Free hit dispatched perfectly by Russell! KKR 113/5# 14.2 Overs: OUT! Edged and gone! Gill departs. Shubman Gill c Klaasen b Jofra Archer 28(17) KKR 106/5# 14.1 Overs: FOUR! Gill is on fire! Slapped away. KKR 106/4# 13.6 Overs: SIX! DK with a classic shot. Sends the ball straight to the cow corner. KKR 102/4# 13.4 Overs: SIX! Gill dances down the pitch and times the shot perfectly. KKR 95/4# 13.3 Overs: FOUR! Fantastic square cut by Gill. KKR 89/4# After 13 Overs, KKR are 82/4# 10.4 Overs: FOUR! Gill with a much needed boundary. KKR 70/4# After 10 Overs, KKR are 63/4# 9.1 Overs: FOUR! A lovely flick towards fine leg by DK. KKR 60/4# After 9 Overs, KKR are 56/4, the pitch is very sticky and an absolute turner!# 7.6 Overs: OUT! Biggest wicket of them all! Chris Lynn c and b Shreyas Gopal 18(22) KKR 51/4# KKR are happy with the singles and twos..# After 7 Overs, KKR are 48/3# Great powerplay for Rajasthan Royals, apart from the final Unadkat over!# After 6 Overs, KKR are 46/3# 5.4 Overs: FOUR! Lynn joins the party, poor bowling by Unadkat. KKR 45/3# 5.2 Overs: FOUR! Smashing shot from DK, Lovely drive. KKR 40/3# 5.1 Overs: FOUR! Positive from DK, Kolkata needs positivity now! KKR 36/3# After 5 Overs, KKR are 32/3# 3.6 Overs: FOUR! Good start by DK. KKR needs stability now. KKR 28/3# Dinesh Karthik is at the crease, and KKR needs a captain’s knock from him. Can he be the saviour of the night?# 3.4 Overs: OUT! Shambles, absolute shambles. Nitish Rana c Unadkat b Jofra Archer 3(5) KKR 24/3# 2.5 Overs: FOUR! Smashed away by Lynn. KKR 22/2# 2.1 Overs: OUT! Uthappa goes, its a huge moment for RR. Uthappa c and b Gowtham 3(7) KKR 17/2# After 2 Overs, KKR are 17/1# 0.6 Overs: FOUR! Byes! the ball misses the bat, batsman, stumps and the keeper. KKR 10/1# 0.2 Overs: OUT! Hammer blow for KKR..Gowtham strikes! Narine st Klaasen b Gowtham 4(2) KKR 4/1# 0.1 Overs: FOUR! KKR and Narine starts with a bang! KKR 4/0# Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine, the dynamic pair opens for KKR! Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep YadavRajasthan Royals: Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin#  Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to fieldPitch report: “It is quite dry undernearth but it’s got a good covering of grass. There seemed a bit of moisture from the covers. I reckon it will be a good batting surface and both teams will score a lot of runs,” says Michael Clarke.last_img read more

Keith O’Loughlin: The four pillars supporting state lottery success for Scientific Games

first_imgShare SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Scientific Games is now serving seven lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia after a second half of 2019 littered with lottery contract wins.After closing the summer by finalising a fresh deal with Milli Piyango (Turkey’s National Lottery), Scientific Games has celebrated an autumnal double by extending its player account management (PAM) and instant games partnership with Nederlandse Loterij (NLO) to include sports betting before securing a five-year renewal with Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).Keith O’Loughlin is the SVP for Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games. He told us about the four key “pillars” of a successful sports betting offering for a lottery operator and how it is “absolutely crucial” that OpenSports – SG Digital’s sportsbook proposition – puts the NLO in a strong position to compete with other Dutch licensees from 2021.SBC: Based on your experience of pitching services to state lotteries with Scientific Games, what are they looking for from their lead technology supplier?  KOL: There are four significant areas that lotteries are keen to establish from their sports betting supplier – scalability, trust, differentiated and competitive features, and flexibility. Having these pillars at the core of their offering gives them an overall product that can provide them with a solid base from which they can build to increase revenues for their good causes. Here at Scientific Games Digital (SG Digital), we ensure that each of these fundamental factors form a strong part of our sports betting solution for lotteries. We have a proud heritage of delivering services to lotteries across the globe for a number of years now, with new and existing partners entrusting us to deliver a proven, scalable product plus responsible gaming tools to meet their needs. With the strong reputation that OpenSports™ has within the sports betting sector, we are the partner of choice for those lotteries looking to expand their offering. We now serve 7 lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia. Most recently, we extended our relationship with Nederlandse Loterij (NLO) to deliver a full digital sports betting solution, further demonstrating our position as a leading supplier. SBC: What would you say is the one key component tipping so many of these tender processes in your favour? KOL: The OpenSports portfolio from SG Digital incorporates those previously mentioned pillars, and along with our cross-channel relationship with the lottery division of Scientific Games, it means that our service simply cannot be matched. We are the pioneers in bringing innovative features such as cash-out to market, and are committed to continuous modernisation. The proven OpenBet sports betting engine is now complemented with an array of additional solutions, including OpenTrade, OpenEngage, OpenPlatform, and OpenAccelerate.When you take into account everything that we offer, there’s no denying that we provide the most safe and trustworthy service. The world’s biggest sportsbook operators have utilised the OpenSports platform for a number of years now, while in the emerging U.S. market established casinos are looking to us to make their first steps into the sports betting environment. It’s why the likes of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Danske Spil, NLO and Turkey’s state sports betting program IDDAA have entrusted us to offer a match-winning service for consumers. SBC: Is it more exciting for Scientific Games to integrate sports betting solutions alongside the traditional lottery services?  KOL: We certainly see huge synergy in this area, which ultimately benefits our lottery partners. Our lottery and sports betting businesses have strong reputations within their respective fields, and a collaborative approach means we can offer an unrivalled service for customers. Above all else, lotteries can offer the definitive omni-channel solution that no other supplier can provide. This approach ensures that players will receive the same quality and seamless experience across all channels, whether it’s in retail or online and across mobile devices.   SBC: Do you have to adopt a more feature-focused approach to sports betting when the lottery doesn’t hold a monopoly over the market?KOL: On the surface, that is the case given the increased competition they face from other operators. However, what you’ll find in most “monopoly markets”, such as Turkey or the Canadian provinces, are grey market operators, so competition still exists.There’s also the possibility that the legislation of these markets could change at any moment, so the smart operators know they can’t rest on their laurels. That’s why we’re constantly adding new features to our product that allow customers to introduce exciting new ways to bet on their favourite sports. For instance, we launched Match HQ earlier this year, a line of scoreboards that provides bettors with real-time data to help inform them of betting decisions.SBC: You’ve just extended your deal with Nederlandse Loterij to roll out a full sports betting solution; in terms of establishing both market share and trust amongst players, how important is this period pre-regulation in the Netherlands? KOL: It’s absolutely crucial, especially when you consider the current state of play and how the market will change once it becomes regulated in 2021. The Dutch government has taken a tough stance, requiring those who have operated in the “grey” to sit out for a period of time. Now is the perfect time to launch our full sports betting solution with NLO and provide them with a competitive advantage that can be enjoyed by bettors in a responsible and safe way. Through the OpenSports proposition, the lottery will be able to leverage its recognised brand and ensure they are in a strong position when the market becomes fully regulated.  SBC: How much of the OpenSports™ product suite will be on show in the Netherlands?  KOL: NLO will now benefit from the full OpenSports solution, which includes a significantly enhanced mobile and desktop offering, as well as managed trading services for all non-Dutch sports. The lottery already deploys our OpenPlatform player account technology, as well as lottery instant games, so this move is the final piece of the puzzle. It’s an exciting move for us, building on our existing relationship with the lottery and providing yet more funds for good causes in the territory. We’re absolutely ready to partner with more lotteries that are looking to expand their sports betting offering.last_img read more