SNMG2 Departs for Op Active Endeavour

first_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMG2 Departs for Op Active Endeavour View post tag: Active Endeavour July 24, 2015 Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got underway on July 22 from Palma de Mallorca to support NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR.The Group’s flagship German frigate FGS HAMBURG was joined in Palma by the Canadian frigate HMCS WINNIPEG, the Spanish frigate ESPS SANTA MARIA, and the Spanish supply ship ESPS CANTABRIA.The crews and staff of SNMG2 have conducted coordination meetings, focusing on the operational, technical and logistics preparations for the at-sea period ahead. During the port visit, Palma residents also had the opportunity to visit the ships and meet with the Sailors during two “Open Ships” periods aboard the four ships.Rear Admiral Klein said:Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO is flying NATO colours in the Mediterranean again.Upon getting underway, SNMG 2 immediately started with force integration training and testing operational procedures. This preparation will be vital to the Group’s support of NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, which began in October 2001.[mappress mapid=”16554″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: europecenter_img View post tag: Departs Authorities Share this article View post tag: OP View post tag: SNMG2 SNMG2 Departs for Op Active Endeavourlast_img read more

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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

first_imgFour Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen on a bystander’s video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer kneels on his neck for several minutes.Mayor Jacob Frey announced the officers’ dismissal on Twitter, saying, “This is the right call.”At a news conference earlier in the day, Frey said it was clear the death of the man, later identified as George Floyd, was unjustified, and he acknowledged that race was a factor in Monday evening’s fatal encounter. An ambulance took the suspect to the hospital, where he died a short time later, police said. No weapons were involved, and no officers were hurt in the incident, according to police.In the case of Garner, he was placed in a banned chokehold by a white New York City police officer who was trying to arrest him for illegally selling loose cigarettes on the street.Garner’s death fueled nationwide protests against police brutality. And his dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement calling attention to a wave of African-Americans and other minorities who died at the hands of police using unjustified lethal force.Attorney Benjamin Crump, who has been retained by Floyd’s family, said in a statement, “This abusive, excessive and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge.””How many ‘while black’ deaths will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of black lives by police finally ends?” Crump said.Topics : After Floyd exited the vehicle, the department said, a physical altercation between the officers and Floyd ensued. When they handcuffed Floyd, he appeared to be in medical distress, according to police.’I can’t breathe’Cell phone footage of the incident does not show what precipitated the confrontation. It opens with Floyd seen lying beside the rear wheel of a vehicle, with a white officer pinning him to the street by pressing a knee into Floyd’s neck.Floyd can be heard repeatedly moaning and gasping while he pleads, “Please, I can’t breathe, please, man,” as onlookers gather around, growing increasingly agitated and shouting at police to let him up. After several minutes, Floyd gradually grows quiet and ceases to move.center_img The case was eerily reminiscent of the 2014 killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man in New York City, who died after being put in a police chokehold and telling the officers, “I can’t breathe.”The Minneapolis police chief, Medaria Arradondo, told the news conference that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had opened an inquiry into the incident at his request.”Being black in America should not be a death sentence,” the mayor said. “For five minutes we watched as a white police officer pressed his knee into the neck of a black man. For five minutes. When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help.”The officers involved were responding to a report of a forgery in progress, and found a man fitting the suspect’s description, Floyd, aged in his 40s, in a car, according to a police department account.last_img read more

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Syracuse misses NCAA tournament despite 23-8 season

first_imgSixty-four teams received bids to the NCAA tournament Sunday night. Syracuse was not one of them.The Orange (23-8, 14-6 Atlantic Coast) saw its 2015 season come to a close on Sunday.After a massive improvement on its 2014 record (9-21, 2-11), the Orange was seen as a bubble team in this year’s selection.Syracuse finished the season No. 4 in the ACC and posted a 1-3 record against ranked teams. The single win over a ranked team came in the Orange’s final game of the season, when it upset No. 15 Louisville, 3-0.Four ACC teams received bids to the tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLouisville earned the No. 15 overall selection, and North Carolina, Florida State, and Miami each earned at-large bids. Miami finished the season No. 5 in the ACC, but topped the Orange, 3-0, in their only meeting this season.Seniors Monika Salkute, Nico Serratore, Silvi Uattara, and Gosia Wlaszczuk made their final collegiate appearance for the Orange in Friday’s upset of Louisville. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

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