USS Mount Whitney Participates in BALTOPS 2014

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Mount Whitney Participates in BALTOPS 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Mount Whitney View post tag: BALTOPS View post tag: 2014 For three reservists in particular, Cmdr. William “Russ” Lewis, Electronics Technician 1st Class Steven Lamont, and Lt. Don Collins, the experience of serving their Annual Training (AT) duty during BALTOPS proves a unique and rewarding experience.This is the second BALTOPS exercise that Lewis has participated in. His first was in 2012, where he served in the Civil Military Affairs directorate for Strike Force NATO.“… every job is unique,” said Lewis, a Navy reservist from Chattanooga, Tennessee, who is the submarine syndicate lead for BALTOPS 2014. “You need to be flexible and figure out where you can be of the most benefit to that operation.”Lewis serves as the liaison to the German submarine operations authority to manage the undersea warfare aspect of the exercise, ensuring 22 safe and effective training evolutions.“As a submarine syndicate lead I’m kind of in a planning role, it’s all about water space management,” said Lewis.Training events span across the full range of capabilities beginning with familiarization serials before graduating to more complex maneuvers that involve undersea, surface and air assets practicing location techniques, sonar buoy drops and acquiring targeting solutions.Behind the scenes, ensuring successful training evolutions are supported by steady communications is Electronics Technician 1st Class Steven Lamont, who serves as a high frequency (HF) transmitter expert for BALTOPS 2014. For Lamont, the exercise was a novel experience.“This is my first time serving aboard a ship,” said Lamont, a reservist from Greenville, South Carolina, whose Navy career spans 16 years. “Overall the experience of seeing other countries, seeing other ships, pulling up beside them has been great.”Lamont, like Lewis, achieved success by remaining flexible.“When I first arrived onboard, I wasn’t really sure where I would be working or what I would be doing… it wasn’t long before I learned exactly where I was needed and started putting my skills to good use,” said Lamont, who works to repair HF transmitters to aid in ship-to-ship communications with the 30 naval vessels participating in BALTOPS this year.“We’re working on the HF transmitters that are being used by the different countries involved to stay connected to each other… I’ve been having a good time jumping in and seeing what I can fix while we’re here,” he added.Lamont is not the only reservist who was exposed to shipboard life for the first time.“The biggest thing for me was the opportunity to get on a ship. In my entire naval career I have yet to be on a ship until now,” said Lt. Don Collins of Knoxville, Tennessee, who serves as assistant communications officer for the exercise. “I’ve wanted the chance to serve on Mount Whitney specifically, so I jumped at the opportunity to finally do that… now I collect information and update reports regarding communications between Mount Whitney and other elements involved with BALTOPS,” said Collins.Those communications span across the BALTOPS force which consists of surface, subsurface and aviation assets from 14 nations that are training together to enhance interoperability and collective capabilities to foster regional stability.Collins believes it is the differences among the force that make it great.Until the exercise concludes, Lewis, Lamont and Collins continue to focus on the mission.“When I go on an exercise, I’m all Navy -24 hours a day- whatever it takes,” said Lewis.The three also agree that part of every reservist’s duty while serving their AT is representing the reserves.“I think every time we go on orders, we’re a walking advertisement… I introduce myself as a reservist, I’m proud of that,” said Lewis.Not far from a whiteboard where Lamont drafted a to-do list and was leading the repair of several radios and parts, Lamont echoed Lewis’ sentiments and made it a point to showcase leadership and Navy values to junior enlisted active duty Sailors he serves with aboard Mount Whitney.Now in its 42nd year, BALTOPS is an annual, multinational exercise with the goal of enhancing maritime capabilities across the full spectrum of military operations to support stability in the Baltic Sea.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2014; Image: MSC US Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval Several U.S. Navy reservists are underway onboard 6th Fleet’s flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC20) to conduct Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, a multinational maritime exercise which takes place June 6 -21. View post tag: americas View post tag: Participates View post tag: Navy USS Mount Whitney Participates in BALTOPS 2014 June 18, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

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CVPS seeks nominees for 2011 Zetterstrom Award

first_imgTo honor her lasting legacy and continuing environmental work by Vermonters,Central Vermont Public Service today called for nominations for the 2012 CVPS-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom.The CVPS-Zetterstrom Environmental Award was presented for the first time in 2010, and is presented annually to one person, business, group or non-profit to honor a significant contribution to Vermont’s environment. It will be accompanied by a $2,500 donation to the winner’s environmental cause.Zetterstrom inspired CVPS and countless Vermonters through her dogged efforts to protect and restore Vermont’s osprey population.‘There are few Vermonters more devoted to wildlife and Vermont’s great outdoors than was Meeri Zetterstrom,’ said CVPS spokesman Steve Costello, who worked with her on osprey conservation for years. ‘Meeri’s exuberance and single-minded focus on osprey restoration were contagious. Once you spent time with Meeri, you couldn’t help but fall in love with ospreys.’Zetterstrom played a central role in the restoration of ospreys at Lake Arrowhead, a CVPS hydro facility that straddles the border of Milton and Georgia, Vt., and Vermont as a whole. Her requests ‘ and demands ‘ for assistance from the Department of Fish and Wildlife and CVPS prompted a long-running effort to educate Vermonters about the birds and help them expand their range in the Green Mountain State.With a bird’s-eye view of the lake, Zetterstrom was among the first to notice when ospreys returned to fish Arrowhead’s waters after their near extinction. Starting in 1988, the state and CVPS began cooperating to assist the ospreys, creating artificial nesting platforms, buffer zones and educational materials to provide the birds a fighting chance.A decade later, the first osprey chick in memory hatched and fledged at Lake Arrowhead, and seven years later, the birds’ revival allowed their removal from the Vermont Endangered species list. Zetterstrom received much of the credit.‘Few people can hope to accomplish what Zetterstrom did, but the award allows us to recognize those people and organizations that take among the most meaningful steps,’ CVPS President and CEO Larry Reilly said. ‘In recognizing them, we also honor Meeri’s legacy in the longer term.’Past winners include Sally Laughlin, a leading wildlife advocate and scientist whose work was instrumental in restoring three species of endangered birds in Vermont, and Michael Smith, the founder and driving force behind Rutland’s Pine Hill Park.Nominations for the CVPS-Zetterstrom Environmental Award will be accepted through March 15, and the winner announced in the spring. The winner will be chosen by a panel of CVPS employees with responsibilities related to land management, resource protection, community relations and education, and environmental compliance.Nominations may be made by the nominee or by any other entity, and should demonstrate a commitment of the nominee to benefit Vermont, its land, air or water, wildlife, or the enjoyment of the outdoors by others. This may be through educational efforts, environmental stewardship, resource rehabilitation, protection or preservation, or conservation. The award, though it may be presented to a business or larger organization, is intended to support environmental protection and inspire individuals to benefit Vermont’s environment. Vermonters of any age may be nominated.RUTLAND, VTlast_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Blue Ridge Parkway visitors spent 1.1 billion + Glen Onoko rescue

first_imgA National Park Service visitor spending report shows that in 2018, 14.7 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway spent an estimated 1.1 billion in local communities, also known as “gateway towns.” The 11.4 million visitors that crossed the threshold into Great Smoky Mountains National Park spent $953 million. Visitors to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC created an economic output of $5.3 million. The largest amount of money visitors spent last year was on lodging, followed by restaurants and gas. Economists at the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey conducted the spending analysis. Woman rescued on the closed Glen Onoko Falls trail will face fine Blue Ridge Parkway visitors spent 1.1 billion in “gateway towns” last yearcenter_img A woman who had to be rescued from Pennsylvania’s closed Glen Onoko Falls trail will face a fine after 25 first responders spent a good part of the day on Sunday extracting the woman from the forest. The 21-year-old told officials that she felt her knee go out and feared she’d dislocated it. The Glen Onokio Falls trail, one of the most popular in Lehigh Gorge State Park, was closed indefinitely on May 1 after the Pennsylvania Game Commission deemed it too dangerous. At least 15 people have died on the trail and over 80 have been injured. Officials say that the rescued woman will face a fine.last_img read more

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JNC Notices

first_img August 1, 2001 Regular News JNC Notices10th Circuit seeks judicial applicants The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to one new circuit judgeship and one new seat on the Polk County bench. Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Applications are available from Robert J. Antonello, JNC Chair, Post Office Box 7692, 240 Security Square, Winter Haven 33883-7692, phone (863) 294-2898, or from the Bar’s website. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be returned to Antonello no later than 5 p.m., August 23. Sixth Circuit seeks judicial applicants The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for one circuit, one Pasco and one Pinellas County judgeship. Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Applications are available from Elise K. Winters, JNC Vice Chair, 600 Cleveland Street, Suite 940, Clearwater 33755. The completed application must be returned to Winters no later than 5 p.m., August 20. Ninth Circuit seeks judicial applicants The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for one new circuit judge and one new Orange County judge position. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Applications are available here, and will be available at the office of The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804-6314; from the Office of Court Administrator, Orange County Courthouse, at 425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando; at the Office of Court Administration, 1 Courthouse Square, 6th Floor, Kissimmee 34741; and at the office of Mary S. Townsend, JNC Chair, 520 Emmett Street, Kissimmee 34741, telephone (407) 846-2500 The original application and nine copies must be received by Townsend’s Office by noon August 20. 11th Circuit seeks judicial applicants The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a newly created judgeship on the circuit bench. Applicants must be residents of Dade County, registered voters, and have been members of the Bar in good standing for the preceeding five years. Application forms may be picked up at the offices of H.T. Smith, JNC chair, 1017 N.W. 9th Court, Miami 33136. Applicants should note that this JNC requires certain information not contained in the application form available on The Florida Bar’s website. An original and nine copies of the completed application and the applicant’s e-mail address for notification purposes must be received by Smith no later than 5 p.m., August 13. 12th Circuit seeks judicial applicants The 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a seat on the Sarasota County bench, which was recently created by the legislature. Applicants must be registered voters, have been members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, and reside in Sarasota County. Applications are available at the offices of James H. Burgess, Jr., JNC chair, 1776 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 366-3700; Roger L. Young, 1800 Second Street, Suite 819, Sarasota 34236, telephone (941) 906-1980; or Robert J. DeBoer, 227 Nokomis Avenue South, Venice 34284, (941)485-1571. Applications also can be downloaded from the Bar’s website. Ten copies of the completed application must be received by Burgess no later than 5 p.m. August 17. 20th Circuit JNC to fill two judgeships Applicants are being sought for two judicial positions, one on the Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit and one on the Lee County Court. Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the preceeding five years and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Application forms may be obtained by calling Edward K. Cheffy, JNC chair, at (941) 261-9300 or writing him at Cheffy Passidomo Wilson & Johnson, 821 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 201, Naples 34102. Each applicant must return 10 copies of the completed application by August 27. Interviews with the JNC will be conducted during the first week of September. Seventh Circuit seeks judicial applicants The Seventh Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a new circuit judgeship created by the legislature earlier this year. Applicants must be registered voters, a member of The Florida Bar for the previous five years, and live within the Seventh Circuit. Applications are available from JNC Chair Charles Tindell, 406 North Wild Olive Ave., Daytona Beach 32118-3938, phone (386)258-1930, or on the Bar’s website. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. August 31. The new judge will take office January 2. Fourth Circuit seeks judicial applicants The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for two new judgeships, one on the circuit bench and one on the Duval County bench. Applicants must reside within the territorial jurisdiction of the court, be registered voters, and have been members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years. Applications are available from Joshua A. Whitman, JNC chair, The Butler Pointe Building, 4500 Salisbury Rd., Suite 340, Jacksonville 32216, telephone (904) 996-1111. The original and 10 copies of the completed application must be returned to Whitman no later than noon August 31. Second Circuit JNC to fill two judgeships The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill two newly created seats on the Second Circuit bench. Applicants must be registered voters, must have been members of The Florida Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, and must reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the Second Circuit. Applications are available at the offices of Mary L. Sweet, JNC Vice-Chair, 1024 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee 32301 and at the Bar’s website. The original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Sweet no later than 5 p.m., Friday August 10. Workers’ comp. deputy chief needed The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for the position of deputy chief judge of worker compensation claims. Pursuant to Chapter 200l-91, Laws of Florida, the current term of the chief judge expires October 1, and effective October 1, the position of deputy chief judge of compensation claims is created. Candidates desiring consideration for the position must demonstrate prior administrative experience and possess the same qualifications for appointment as a judge of compensation claims. No person may be nominated unless he or she has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing for the previous five years and is experienced in the practice of law of workers’ compensation. Qualified applicants must submit the original completed application and one copy to G. Bart Billbrough, commission chair, 1390 Brickell Avenue, Third Floor, Miami, FL 33131, telephone (305) 350-5358, fax (305) 373-2294, and one additional copy must be submitted to each commission member by 5 p.m. August 7. Applications may be obtained from the commission chair. A public hearing will be held August 21, commencing at 9:30 a.m., at the Marriott Orlando World Center, 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando, for the purpose of conducting interviews of the applicants for this position. Written commentary concerning any applicant by any person is welcome and must be submitted to the chair and a copy to each commission member no later than August 16. Names and addresses of commission members are also available from the chair. Applicants sought for comp. claims JNC vacancy The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its August 23, 2001 meeting: Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges: One attorney from the territorial jurisdiction of the Secomd DCA to serve a four-year term commencing immediately. All applicants must have been admitted to The Florida Bar at least five years prior to application. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the statewide nominating commission. Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their terms. Commissioners are also subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Partners and associates of Board of Governors members are not eligible to apply. Persons interested in applying for the JNC vacancy should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business August 10. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. JNC Noticeslast_img read more

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First Lady Frances Wolf Unveils Governor’s Residence Rain Garden During Annual Earth Day Celebration

first_img Environment,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Addressing the need for better storm water management along the Susquehanna River, First Lady Frances Wolf today officially unveiled a newly constructed rain garden at the Governor’s Residence. The First Lady joined several of the state’s top environmental leaders to showcase the rain garden, as well as other green features on the property, as part of the Residence’s second annual Earth Day celebration.“We are proud of the steps taken here at the Governor’s Residence to conserve energy, minimize waste, and provide more means to sustainable living,” Mrs. Wolf said. “In working with our partners throughout state government and across the commonwealth, we’ve been able to collaborate on many levels – from projects like the rain garden and new vegetable planters, to our honey-producing apiaries, to the solar panels on the roof — all of these things represent a commitment to protecting the environment and hopefully serve as example of easy initiatives we can all bring to our own backyards.”Joining the First Lady Wolf were Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, as well as more than 40 young people working for DCNR’s Outdoor Corps program, who presented the First Lady with wood planters they constructed for use in the Residence gardens.Secretary Dunn invited listeners to visit several DCNR-staffed stations on the Residence lawn that addressed the value of watershed education, soil improvement and the planting of tree buffers along waterways. Also, the Bureau of Forestry’s Mira Lloyd Dock Resource Management Center supplied free white pine seedlings for visitors to plant when they returned home.“As Governor Wolf noted in his 2018 Earth Day proclamation, ‘Everyone Plays a Part in Keeping Pennsylvania Clean,’ and this gathering helps us all learn what we can do to lessen impact on the environment,” said Dunn. “Those who work with me in the nearby building named for a conservation icon — Rachel Carson — are committed to a cleaner, greener Earth. I invite you to tap their knowledge and enthusiasm. ““Every day is Earth Day at DEP,” said Secretary McDonnell. “We’re passionate about our work to educate and partner with citizens, schools, towns, farms, community organizations, businesses, and state leaders to protect Pennsylvania’s environment. As the First Lady shows, if everyone does a little, together we get a lot done for the benefit of all who appreciate the outdoors.”Rain gardens are designed to lessen storm water runoff in an area with poor drainage issues or wash-outs. During the summer of 2017, Penn State student Zoe Roane-Hopkins joined DCNR’s Landscape Design Section as an intern to oversee planning, design and maintenance of the Residence rain garden. Residence staff provided the materials, funding for plantings and equipment assistance for preparing and planting.Additional green features of the Governor’s Residence building and grounds include:Rain barrels. The Residence utilizes several rain barrels placed strategically throughout the property to prevent storm water runoff.Solar panels on south-facing roof of Residence. The panels provide not only a source of clean electricity to the Residence, but also an uninterrupted power supply of renewable energy for critical communications systems.Ground source heat pump (GSHP) system, which replaced existing electric resistance heating. GSHP systems, also called geothermal heat pumps, concentrate existing heat, rather than burning fossil fuels to release energy. The GSHP system provides heat as well as supplemental cooling to the Residence.Reduction of paper products where possible. This includes a major reduction in the use of paper plates, paper and plastic cups, and bottled water daily at events held at the Residence.Recycling of glass, plastic, paper and cardboard.Herb and vegetable gardens. The Residence is currently home to an herb garden and raised vegetable beds, the produce from which is used for cooking at the Residence.Hydroponic garden. To address the need for fresh herbs and vegetables that do not grow well on the Residence grounds or are needed for events in harsh winter months, Residence staff recently built an indoor hydroponic garden.Working and observation beehives. In additional to honey-producing beehives, the Residence installed observation beehives in 2017 so children can view the honey-making process and learn how important bees are to the environment and how the honey for culinary purposes at the Residence.Details on the benefits of rain gardens and rain barrels, suggested plantings and other information can be found here. First Lady Frances Wolf Unveils Governor’s Residence Rain Garden During Annual Earth Day Celebration SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 23, 2018last_img read more

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Focusing on Dredging Optimization

first_imgHR Wallingford – the company that provided site supervision on some of the world’s largest dredging projects, including DP World’s London Gateway Port development project and the Ichthys, Gladstone and Wheatstone LNG projects in Australia – today released an interesting article on dredging optimization.“Since dredging often represents a significant portion of the opex and capex costs associated with maritime infrastructure, dredging optimization is something that owners, operators and developers increasingly need to focus on,” said Mark Lee, HR Wallingford’s Dredging Group Manager.“In simple terms, optimization is about identifying, quantifying and implementing efficiency savings. Dredging is a key target for optimization because of its significance as a cost and its highly technical nature, which can make it difficult for those managing the operation of infrastructure or its construction to see efficiency gains clearly,” added Mark Lee.What’s more, optimization often results in additional benefits such as reduced environmental impacts as a consequence of less dredging or more effective dredging. This means it is also of interest to regulators, fisheries representatives and local residents and not just the project owner.The opportunity to optimize dredging can be identified at any stage of a project’s cycle, for example:At the design stage. By examining the navigational and operational requirement of the facility in order to minimize the dredging requirement. This can reduce costs and the impact footprint of the project.On tendering and construction. Determining the most appropriate and efficient dredging method by assessing the dredging plant type and capability, and preparing a dredging contract package tailored to the project’s specific needs. This can lead to a reduction in overall project costs, as well as ensuring compliance with any imposed regulatory conditions whilst attracting competitive bids.During operation. By determining the most efficient maintenance dredging strategy with respect to the project’s commercial need and timings. For example, can the area requiring dredging be reduced? Can the dredging be done better/cheaper? As well as reducing overall ongoing costs, this ensures efficient operation of the facility.HR Wallingford, has recently completed projects for port terminal operators, where dredging optimization was vital to the overall project success. Optimization of the dredged areas’ extents and depths was performed using navigation simulations and sedimentation modelling, along with a tidal depth availability assessment and detailed analysis of historic sedimentation patterns. Support was provided through to completion of the works, with on-site support ensuring the contract, specification and schedule were met.Mark Lee also said that in combination, these steps can ultimately lead to a significant reduction in the overall required dredge volume and improvements in dredging efficiency.“Given that savings of the order of $4m have been realised to individual projects for individual maintenance dredges, whilst maintaining a safely navigable port, and that these savings are repeatable for future maintenance dredges, it’s understandable that dredging optimization is something that developers, operators and owners of maritime projects increasingly want to focus on,” concluded Mark Lee.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli pens an emotional letter to 15 year old self on his 31st…

first_imgAdvertisement ip5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvhWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E92( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bzdnWould you ever consider trying this?😱dt4Can your students do this? 🌚2x5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Eventful is what Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli’s life can be summarised as. The talented batsman went from being a teenager who won the under 19 World Cup to the flagbearer of Indian Cricket. Comparisons with Sachin and a billion dreams have been rested on ‘King Kohli’s’ shoulders. Looking back on his life, the talismanic cricketer writes his 15 year old self a letter on his 31st birthday.Advertisement  Advertisement He tells himself that “life has big things in store for you”, but to be ready to “grab every opportunity” that comes his way. He then goes on to talk about how the problems that he feels he has at that moment may not be as big as he thinks they are, coming to the sagely realization now that he was 31 years of age.Kohli also indulges in a slice of humour while mentioning to his younger self to “Savour those Paranthas” . Given, his insanely strict dietary restrictions, boy does he miss them! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Three days from his historic hattrick Deepak Chahar picks Another hattrick in domestic cricket!

first_imgAdvertisement qhoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ikeyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eutk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) olfiWould you ever consider trying this?😱43pcCan your students do this? 🌚1n5lcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Just after three days from his historic hattrick, Deepak Chahar picked up another hattrick in domestic cricket. Deepak Chahar is currently playing for Rajasthan in Syed Mustaq Ali T20 tournament. With his brilliant bowling effort, Rajasthan were able to restrict Vidarbha within 99/9. However, their adjusted target became 107 and Rajasthan were unable to chase the target down. They just fell short of 1 run of the target.Advertisement The match was reduced to 13 overs and the teams had to adjust a bit to finish the game in time. Deepak Chahar finished his spell with taking 4 wickets in just 18 runs. Chahar was given the responsibility to bowl the last over of the innings of Vidarbha. Darshan Nalkande was dismissed by the bowler during the fourth ball of that last over. After that, Deepak Chahar bowled a wide ball. However, he managed to take two back to back wickets in next two balls to complete his hattrick.Advertisement Deepak Chahar is currently showing a great form in this shorter format of cricket. The team management of India are happy with Chahar’s performance and he is also certainly trying hard to be in the squad of team India in the T20 World Cup next year in Australia.India tour of West Indies: No place for Dhoni as Dhawan returns to the ODI sideAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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LONGSHOT SHH SHE’S OURS SPEEDS TO 1 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 DESERT STORMER II STAKES UNDER ESPINOZA; CASSIDY FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:07.75

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 26, 2016)–The longest shot in a field of five fillies and mares, Shh She’s Ours sped to the lead and never looked back as she took Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Stormer II Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths under Victor Espinoza. Trained by Jim Cassidy, she covered the six furlong distance in a rapid 1:07.75–despite the fact she stayed on her left lead the length of the stretch.“That’s just her,” said Cassidy in reference to his filly’s reluctance to switch leads. “She’s going so fast, she doesn’t know she’s doing it. She was a bad actress when we got her (following her first start in July, 2014), but she’s settled down quite a bit.“I honestly don’t think it matters how fast she goes because she’s got so much heart from the quarter pole home.”Although she had won her last three races, Shh She’s Ours, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Tiz Wonderful, was off at 13-1 and paid $29.60, $4.00 and $3.20. Owned by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing, she now has five wins from nine starts and with the winner’s share of $47,580, she increased her earnings to $176,790.“She’s getting really good,” said Espinoza, who has been aboard throughout her four game winning streak. “Before, her biggest problem was that she was so tense and she wanted to go as fast as she could but she was doing it tensed up. She’s learned how to relax and save more for the end.“She’s so fast. I have to sit on her and just take a hold of that mane because she comes out of there like a rocket.”Ridden by Tyler Baze and conditioned by leading trainer Phil D’Amato, 1-2 favorite Sensitively was also in search of her fourth consecutive win as she sat second behind scorching splits but could never get on terms with the winner. Finishing second, 4 ¼ lengths clear of Brazilian-bred Juno, she paid $2.20 and $2.10.Idle since Sept. 7, Juno made her U.S. debut with Flavien Prat up for trainer Richard Mandella. Juno broke sharply and showed good speed as she laid third, just inside Sensitively, going into the far turn and outran Luminance through the lane for third money, finishing a half length in front of her. Off at 5-1, Juno paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.49, 43.89 and 55.66.last_img read more

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