Michigan Called Out For Using “Alternative Facts” In Recruiting Graphic

first_imgjim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Having sent several tight ends to the NFL over the last few years, the Michigan Wolverines are attempting to use their recent success at the position as a recruiting tool. Unfortunately, their use of “alternate facts” in one particular recruiting poster is getting the team raked over the coals.A new graphic released by Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis refers to the team as “Tight End U,” and points out how often Michigan tight ends get the ball compared to other top programs like Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Clemson, and LSU.However, Iowa assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell was quick to point out that Wolverines were seriously misconstruing the facts with their graphic.While the 167 catches and 2,157 receiving yards were higher than any of the teams listed, the numbers aren’t even the highest among tight ends in Michigan’s own conference – let alone the rest of college football.Michigan football uses alternative facts in a recruiting graphic. Iowa football answers off the top rope.??? pic.twitter.com/d4WindAO0i— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 4, 2019The moniker “Tight End U” is most frequently attributed to the Iowa Hawkeyes. As Bell pointed out, Iowa’s tight ends had 178 catches for 2,559 yards and 32 touchdowns in that span.One clever fan decided to “fix” the graphic for Michigan’s coach:@CoachK_Bell @gkittle46 It’s ok, I fixed it for them! #Hawkeyes #TEU pic.twitter.com/2ZVk25FK4a— TOE CMOHAWK (@CMO_HAWKEYE) February 4, 2019Another factor that does give Iowa the edge in the “Tight End U” conversation is how well their tight ends perform upon reaching the NFL.While the Hawkeyes have had fewer tight ends drafted by NFL teams than Michigan, Iowa’s have arguably had better success.No Michigan tight end that has been drafted has ever made the Pro Bowl, while three Iowa tight ends have.The most recent Iowa tight end to make the Pro Bowl was George Kittle, who represented the 49ers in the game this past year.last_img read more

The Latest On 5-Star Freshman WR Bru McCoy’s Transfer

first_imgAn exterior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 6: A general view of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the BYU Cougars play the Texas Longhorns on September 6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)The saga of five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy took a wild turn this week when reports emerged that he was considering a return to USC, where he originally enrolled earlier this year.But Texas, which landed McCoy via transfer shortly after his arrival at USC, is going all out to make sure he stays in Austin.According to Texas insider Anwar Richardson, the Longhorns are sending a big contingent to meet with McCoy and his family this week. Per the report, head coach Tom Herman, starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger, receivers coach Drew Mehringer, and director of player development Kevin Washington are all flying out to McCoy’s home in California.McCoy is the No. 9 overall prospect in the country. He is also the No. 1 athlete in the country, and the No. 2 prospect from the state of California.He enrolled at USC in early-January, only to decommit several weeks later and join the Longhorns.Sources close to Texas football coach Tom Herman told me he, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, receivers coach Drew Mehringer and Kevin Washington, director of player development, are flying out to California on Wednesday to meet with freshman receiver Bru McCoy and his family— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) May 29, 2019McCoy was a massive get for the Longhorns’ Class of 2019. His move to Texas in January led to the school earning the No. 3 ranking in the country by 247Sports.Losing McCoy would likely cause Texas’ ranking to drop – and potentially fall below arch-rival Oklahoma, ranked No. 6.Suffice it to say, the Longhorns are probably going to do whatever they can to keep him under wraps next season.last_img read more

ESPN Predicts Every Game Left On Michigan’s Schedule

first_img If ESPN’s FPI predictions for the Maize and Blue come to fruition, you’re looking at a disappointing 8-4 season in Ann Arbor. According to the FPI, Michigan is projected to lose to Wisconsin, Penn State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.ESPN predictions for Michigan's remaining games.Keep in mind, these projections can and will change over the coming weeks. But the reality is, Michigan is about to be challenged extensively over the next couple of months.The talent is there to withstand that challenge, but actually doing so will be difficult. A closeup of Jim Harbaugh on the sideline prior to a Michigan football game.EVANSTON, IL – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team to the field before a game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 29, 2018 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Everyone knows this season is a critical one for Michigan. The Wolverines have yet to beat Ohio State or win the Big Ten under Jim Harbaugh.Right now, Michigan is ranked in the top 10 after two games. But even at 2-0, there have been some concerns.The Wolverines struggled offensively in last weekend’s narrow win over Army. Now, the schedule is about to really heat up.A road trip to Wisconsin is next on the docket, and while there are games against doormats Rutgers and Illinois in the coming weeks, those are really the only “easy” contests left on the schedule.last_img read more

Asian Airgun Championship: India’s gold haul rises to 8 after Sarabjot, Esha win

first_img Press Trust of India TaipeiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 17:07 IST India’s gold medal haul rose to 8 Sarabjot and Esha’s respective wins in the 10m Air Pistol events. (Photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSSarabjot Singh and Esha Singh won the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events respectivelySarabjot also partnered Arjun Cheema and Vijayveer Sidhu to win the junior team gold.India’s overall gold medal haul in the Asian Airgun Championships went up to eightSarabjot Singh and Esha Singh won the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events respectively, to bolster India’s overall gold haul to eight at the end of day four of the 12th Asian Airgun Championships in Taoyuan, Taipei.Sarabjot also partnered Arjun Cheema and Vijayveer Sidhu to win the junior team gold.India has so far won eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals with two days of competition left.Sarabjot topped the qualifier with a score of 579 and then shot 237.8 in the final to beat Korean Kim Woojong, who shot 236.6.Vijayveer won bronze with a score of 217.5, while Arjun Cheema, the third Indian in the final, finished fourth.The Indian trio’s combined qualification total of 1718 was way ahead of Taipei’s 1699.Esha also topped her qualifying round with a score of 576 in the junior women’s event and then shot 240.1 to win with consummate ease.Korea’s Yun Seonjeong won silver with a score of 235, 5.1 behind Esha.Other Indian women shooters also made it to the final but Harshada Nithave and Devanshi Dhama managed fifth and eighth places respectively.However, the three combined to win the team silver, behind Korea.It will be back to the senior shooters on Sunday as the Rifle exponents in the men and women categories line-up.Also Read | Asian Airgun Championship: Bhaker, Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team gold Also Read | Shooting World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary bags first senior gold with world recordAlso Read | 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary wins 4th shooting gold in 4 monthsadvertisementAlso Watch | Umpire fails to spot no-ball as MI beat RCB under controversial circumstancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Asian Airgun ChampionshipsFollow Sarabjot SinghFollow air pistolFollow gold medal tally Next Asian Airgun Championship: India’s gold haul rises to 8 after Sarabjot, Esha winWith their respective wins in the 10m Air Pistol men’s and women’s juniors events, Sarabjot Singh and Esha Singh added to India’s gold haul at the Asian Airgun Championships.advertisementlast_img read more

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiMay 31, 2019UPDATED: May 31, 2019 13:48 IST Maruti Suzuki India had recently launched the Vitara Brezza Sports Limited Edition.HIGHLIGHTSNearly 1.58 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza were sold in 2018-19.Vitara Brezza currently gets a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 diesel engine.Hyundai Venue has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Ever since Maruti Suzuki India announced that it will stop producing vehicles with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine from April 1, 2020, people have been wondering about the fate of the country’s largest selling compact SUV Vitara Brezza. A favourite among masses, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been one of the flag bearers of the carmaker and has helped the company strengthen its position in the domestic market.Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. In February 2019, the carmaker had announced that it had sold 4 lakh units of the compact SUV since its debut. Earlier this month, Maruti Suzuki India had said that the sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark. In 2018-19 alone, nearly 1.58 lakh units of Vitara Brezza were sold.The news that there would not be Maruti Suzuki vehicles with present 1.3-litre diesel motor from next year when BS6 emission norms come into effect, had created quite a lot of stir. More so with regard to Vitara Brezza as the compact SUV is currently available only with a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre, DDiS 200 engine that makes 89 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AGS (Automatic Gear Shift).It has already been reported that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza might get the K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine. The motor has a dual battery set-up that provides idle start-stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist functionality and it presently powers Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. This hybrid motor produces 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is an option for a 4-speed automatic transmission as well.advertisementA report by Moneycontrol has claimed that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 1.5-litre hybrid petrol may be launched in India around September 2019. The introduction seems imminent keeping in mind the Hyundai Venue launch in India on May 21. Boasting of several impressive features and powerful technical specifications, Venue has been introduced at an introductory price of Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).Not only Hyundai Venue has been aggressively priced keeping in mind the cost of Vitara Brezza and other compact segment players like Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300, but it has also been garnering positive reviews. Hyundai has claimed that over 20,000 units of Venue have already been booked.Considering the current compact SUV segment scenario, Maruti Suzuki India will have to take immediate steps to keep intact the market share of Vitara Brezza. The Vitara Brezza price starts at Rs 7.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The company had recently launched the Sports Limited Edition of Vitara Brezza and it can be bought by paying only Rs 29,990 more over the standard variant.ALSO READ | Hyundai Venue: First drive reviewALSO READ | MG Hector bookings to start on June 4ALSO READ | Toyota Glanza pre-bookings start, launch on June 6Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza petrolFollow Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaFollow Vitara Brezza priceFollow Hyundai VenueFollow Hyundai Venue launch Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant launch around September 2019?Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was launched in India in March 2016 and it has been doing handsome business ever since then. Earlier this month, the carmaker had said that Vitara Brezza sales figures had crossed 4.35 lakh unit mark.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Circle Gets The Square

first_img 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Editors’ Recommendations The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Pocket squares are a staple of the well-appointed man, and have been in use since the ancient Grecian era.  But it was not until the 20th century, however, that the pocket square became the sign of a man with style.  Now, pocket circles are making the pocket square far from the only option.  Metro Retro Apparel, of Brooklyn, New York, and designer Kamrul Hasan, are ushering in the statement of the pocket circle, and not just for the sartorially gifted.The designer studied graphic design in college, and started his accessories business first as a hobby. Due to very positive feedback, he’s turned his avocation into a career in 2009.  Hasan is inspired by English and Scottish woolen plaids, vintage design patterns, as well as 1980’s fashions.  Also inspired by New York City and the New York style, where everything is made, he selects only the finest silk, cottons, wools, and cashmere, all from local distributors.“Our accessories are carefully handpicked and sourced within a 20-mile radius from local distributors. Each piece is handcrafted right within the city limits from the finest material and style directly from fashion’s pulse” noted Hasan.The distinctive pocket circles with their pal marrow stitched edge, create a elegant look that is both subtle and sophisticated, with an elegant, yet versatile flair. In addition to pocket circles, the brand offers scarves, neckties, bowties and pocket squares.So, be it with your favorite suit, sport coat or blazer, a pocket circle makes a great statement, that can be dressed for work, dinner, or night on the town, a pocket circle is a new staple. How to Score Discounted Tickets to the Best After-Party in NYC this Weekend Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man last_img read more

Clarins Rolls Out New Clarins Men Skincare Line

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Editors’ Recommendations Let’s just call it how it is: the French know what’s up. From mandatory month-long vacations, to luxury goods, to fragrances, the French not only know how to live, but how to live pretty damn well. They also know bread, mistresses, wine, and skincare. Amazing skincare. And now, the venerable Clarins Group has released their latest line for the American market, Clarins Men. We took a few weeks to try out some of Clarins’ new products so we could bring you this primer on French Skincare and also to find out whether or not the French really do live up to their reputation for excellence in everything Lifestyle.2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, $24All men need an exfoliating product in their skincare regime. Whether it’s a physical sponge, brush, or cleansing gel like this one, exfoliating your skin once or twice a week removes dead skin cells and impurities all while cleansing. Clarins 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser combines the deep cleaning and purifying powers of wintergreen extract to lift off dead skin cells a eliminate dullness, all the while smelling pleasant and fresh.  This particular exfoliating cleanser did a great job at brightening and toning the skin’s appearance without feeling like you’ve taken a piece of sandpaper to your face. Use first in your daily skincare ritual.Anti-Aging Revitalizing Gel, $40When trying out this product, what was immediately noticeable after application was how the skin felt much tighter. You could almost hear the nascent jowls being pulled back into the neck. And after a few days, there really did seem to be some visible improvement in fine lines and wrinkles as well. The clarity of our skin also improved after a week of testing. Made with a combination of Goji Berry to boost cell performance and Bison Grass to fight off the first signs of aging, this product provides a new can’t-miss-step in your skincare regime. This is not a moisturizer and it does contain alcohol (which could explain the tightening skin), so remember to lotion up after the gel has time to absorb into your skin, otherwise you might wind up a little dry by mid-day. The bottle of this gel is also pretty bad-ass: simply twist the bottle in the opposite direction of the cap to reveal a rising pump and spout. Turn the other way to lock it all away. Very NASA.Super Moisture Balm, $32This was hands down our favorite product out of the bunch. When Clarins says ‘super moisture’ they mean: Super. Moisture. This balm was like applying a much needed drink to our thirsty face. And it should be. Clarins has done their research. Using an innovative new derivative of hyaluronic acid (which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture), Calcium Hyaluronate, the Super Moisture Balm penetrates deeply into the skin, hydrating and protecting the skin’s lipid barrier. The balm also includes natural plant extracts such as Alpine Sea Holly for reduction in redness and razor irritation, Bison Grass for toning, and Sunflower Auxins which moisturizes and energizes. This balm is the perfect bookend to your day without getting gloopy. Apply once before you leave the house in the morning and once before going to bed at night. Repeat for twenty years and you’ll look relatively young forever.Shave Ease Oil, $28Like most shave oils, this one did a great job at softening facial hair and readying the skins for its date with the blade. Altogether though, there was nothing particularly special about this shave oil. We’ve reviewed products that perform just as well and smell a little better. Clarins Shave Ease Oil is perhaps the only product from this bunch that you can feel confident in taking a pass on.Smooth Shave Foaming Gel, $20We at The Manual are big fans of traditional, thick shaving cream. So we were pleasantly surprised to discover that a tiny, dime-sized amount of Clarins Smooth Shave foaming shave gel in the palm of our hand would, with the addition of a little water and some lathering, result in one of the richest, most luxurious shaving creams we’ve had the privilege to test out. Clarins has formulated this shave gel with “active surface texture,” ensuring optimum razor performance and Grindelia extract to prevent bacterial growth (read: razor burn and ingrown hairs) and, unlike most shave gels, this one is alcohol-free, so it won’t dry you out.HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $24I know what you’re thinking. $24 for lip balm? Really? Yes. Really. And it’s worth it. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way. The tiniest of drops of this super thick, super hydrating, super rich lip balm will leave your poor chapped lips soft and smooth for an entire day. Meant to “recreate lips’ perfect climate,” Clarins HydraQuench lip balm contains essential rose wax, a natural way to smooth and protect the lips, as well as Ceramide 3 to repair chapped and dried lips by balance the skin’s natural barriers, and natural rice oil, which boost microcirculation and will make your lips look pinker. But don’t worry, this is a subtle healthy pink–not a rose red lipstick situation we’re talking about here.The TakeawayOn the whole, Clarins Men products get the thumbs up from us. While you may not want to go out and buy the whole line yourself, a few of these products could work well as a compliment to your pre-existing skincare cache. Your best best are the shaving cream and super moisture balm. But you can’t go wrong with the lip balm. Seriously. 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Sustained Growth Lies in Strength of MSME Sector – Minister Hylton

first_imgStory Highlights The Government continues to place significant emphasis on reforming the sector in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and remove barriers hindering the establishment of small businesses. The Minister was speaking at the Magna Rewards 10th Anniversary celebration dinner on October 15 at the Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew. The Security of Interest in Personal Property Act will increase access to credit by allowing businesses to use assets such as intellectual property for collateral. Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the sustained growth and development of the local economy lies in the strength of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) sector.He notes that, as such, the Government continues to place significant emphasis on reforming the sector in an effort to promote entrepreneurship and remove barriers hindering the establishment of small businesses.The Minister, who was speaking at the Magna Rewards 10th Anniversary celebration dinner on October 15 at the Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew, said the recently passed MSME and Entrepreneurship Policy aims to establish the framework for addressing some of the impediments to small enterprise development.“Entrepreneurship and innovation will play a critical role in transforming the local economy into one that is significantly more dynamic and robust, and one which offers growth opportunities for business enterprises,” he stated.Other key policies, as part of the Government’s support for the sector, include the Security of Interest in Personal Property Act, which will increase access to credit by allowing businesses to use assets such as intellectual property for collateral.Other notable improvements scheduled to come on stream include: the Insolvency Act, which will result in a reduction in the cost of failure in business, by absorbing much of the start-up risk; and the Trade Marks Act, geared at improving the business and commercial environments for the growth of creative industries.In the meantime, the Minister congratulated Magna Rewards on its 10th anniversary, noting that “10 years in business and 10 years of providing service to the Jamaican consumer is a solid and noteworthy milestone”.“(I commend you for being) Jamaica’s first loyalty programme, for being a trailblazer on the Jamaican business landscape and for adding value to the (spending power) of the Jamaican consumer,” he stated.Executive Vice President at the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited., Wayne Powell, said while he was a “doubting Thomas” when Magna first approached the bank 10 years ago, he must now admit that the partnership “is the greatest thing to happen to Scotia Bank for many years”.“When we examine the benefits that Magna has passed on to our customers, we are extremely proud of our relations with Magna,” he stated.Chief Operating Officer, Bashco Trading Company, Elias Azan, also added to the praises, noting that collaboration with Magna was a good decision for his company. “Our customers absolutely love it, as it makes such a big difference to them, especially in today’s economy,” he said.General Manager, Magna Rewards Caribbean, Trevor Clarke, said over the years, he has seen many loyalty programmes come and go, but the sustained success of Magna “is a testament to the strong team and partners that we have on the programme”.He noted that the company started in Jamaica in 2003, with only a handful of partners, but 10 years later, that number has grown to over 70 partners with more than 200 locations islandwide.“Today, Magna has over 500,000 customers and card holders in Jamaica, who annually swipe their Magna cards five million times, and that equates to sales of over $20 billion here in Jamaica, every year,” he informed.He said the company issued over $227 million in vouchers to card holders in 2012 and, as it looks forward to the next 10 years, the team will continue to look for ways to improve the programme, to enhance the value to its customers and merchants.Magna Rewards is a Barbadian-based electronic loyalty programme designed to reward loyal customers for shopping at partnering companies. The programme enlists retail partners from a number of industries, including finance, insurance, supermarkets, pharmacies, security and services, and motor vehicle services.last_img read more

USAID Grants $67 Million for Youth Component of School Safety Programme

first_imgStory Highlights The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET).Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones.“Using a multilayered, multisectoral approach, which includes schools, communities, parents, and the general public, the programme is intended to reduce the incidence of violence among students and ensure that Jamaica improves and maintains a quality education system that benefits all learners,” she noted.She pointed out that under the youth component, two Youth Information Centres (YICs) in Westmoreland and St. Catherine were rebranded as Youth Innovation Homework Centres in May and June 2018 respectively.These centres provide a safe, structured, supervised and supportive after-school environment for young people to receive homework assistance and tutorial services. A total of 18,571 youth benefited from the resources at these centres between September and December 2018.In addition, members of marching bands have been trained and empowered. This is in keeping with objective four of the programme to provide co-curricular support for uniformed groups and youth clubs, Mrs. Blair told JIS News.She said that engagement of marching bands is seen as one avenue to reach students and young people who are out of school.Since May 2018, members of 25 bands have been exposed to training in leadership and resource mobilisation.Others have been trained in Music Theory One through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, equipping them with the requisite skills to read basic music.Ninety per cent of the participants have been recommended to sit the Royal School of Music Theory Grade One examination in June 2019.A series of day camps will be hosted for band members where they will receive training in conflict management skills, interpersonal relations, communications and emotional intelligence, and child rights and protection. Mrs. Blair commended the USAID for supporting these initiatives, which seek to engage, empower and provide positive alternatives for the youth, particularly those unattached and are at risk. The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET). Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones. last_img read more

FGS ‘Hessen’ Assists ‘Yemeni …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom On Friday 10 January, EU Naval Force warship FGS Hessen gave assistance to a Yemeni Dhow that was adrift and suffering from technical problems off the coast of Yemen.FGS Hessen, who was conducting EU counter piracy patrols, was alerted by the Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconaissance Aircraft (MPRA) that the dhow was drifting and surrounded by an oil slick. FGS Hessen was tasked to provide assistance on completion of a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with UK ship, RFA Wave RulerFGS Hessen was able to reach the stranded dhow within a couple of hours, having already dispatched its Lynx helicopter to investigate en route. The Yemini crew was very happy when the Navy frigate appeared over the horizon and they told the German sailors that they had been adrift for a total of five days. FGS Hessen’s chefs provided much-needed food and water for the fishermen and within two hours the German engineers had repaired the dhow’s engines, allowing them to proceed on their way.Before the German warship returned to counter-piracy patrols, the dhow’s master expressed his heartfelt thanks for helping his crew.This incident at sea once again showed the close cooperation between the different international missions within the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia, as well as the ability of EU Naval Force units to respond to requests for assistance whilst conducting counter-piracy operations. Print  Close EU NAVFOR, January 14, 2014last_img read more