By Dialogo June 10, 2010 High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Corinto, Nicaragua, to kick off the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010 visit to the nation. SPS is a deployment of various specialty platforms in the Caribbean and Latin America, with the primary goal of information sharing with navies, coast guards, and civilian services throughout the region. “The U.S. Navy and USSOUTHCOM are committed to these multi-nation partnerships,” said Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander of SPS 2010. “It gives all of us a chance to exchange ideas, mission-focused knowledge and expertise to improve capabilities in key mission areas. This sort of multi-national cooperation is vital to successful maritime operations today and in the future.” While deployed in support of SPS 2010, Swift will visit various countries in the Caribbean island nations, Central and South America over the upcoming months. During the ship’s stay in Nicaragua, the crew will meet and exchange professional knowledge with the region’s civil and maritime services. “These visits and the subject matter expert exchanges which take place during them are opportunities for us to foster friendly, mutual cooperation and understanding by coming together to enhance regional maritime security,” said Hedberg. “I look forward to getting to know the people of Nicaragua during the upcoming weeks.” Some of the topics to be discussed during the visit are port security, personal security, junior and senior enlisted leadership principles, outboard motor maintenance, maintenance management and small boat operations. The U.S. Marine Corps also has an eight-man mobile training team on board Swift to participate in the exchanges. The team will provide instruction on combat military operations, check-point security, human rights, land navigation, small unit tactics and several other related areas. This is the fourth SPS deployment in the region and the vision is to continue this effort to maintain a persistent presence in the region as a way to further enhance strong relationships. The ship is operated and navigated by 17 civilian contract mariners working for a private company under charter to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.
highlights West Indies has not won a Test series against India since 2002.India and West Indies will play for the first time in World Test Championship.Cornwall plays for the Leeward Islands. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: His height is six foot five inches (6’5″). His weight is 140 kgs. No, we are not taking about the World Wrestling Entertainment’s Big Show. This description is of Rahkheem Rashawn Shane Cornwall or Rahkeem Cornwall, the 26-year-old member from the Leeward Islands. Cornwall and Shamarh Brooks were the new members included in the 13-man side for the two-Test series against India which begins on August 22 at the Sir Viv Richards stadium in Antigua.The Leeward Islands all-rounder has impressive numbers. In 55 First Class games, he has 260 wickets and has scored 2224 runs at an average of 24 while predominantly batting at the number seven position. He has taken 17 five-wicket hauls and two 10-wicket hauls in the longest format of the game. His consistency has also earned him a promotion as the captain of the Leeward Islands team in recent months.However, many people will remember Cornwall for his involvement in an altercation with Kieron Pollard during the Caribbean Premier League encounter between Barbados Tridents and St Lucia Stars in 2017. Cornwall had blasted the Barbados bowling and had put the St Lucia Stars close to victory. In the 16th over, he was hit by a slow bouncer on the stomach by Pollard and he struggled for mobility.Having been hit on the stomach and with his energy level dipping due to the heat and humidity, Cornwall struggled to run and continue batting. When he had smashed 78 off 44 balls, Cornwall retired hurt and Pollard had a fierce arguement with Cornwall as he was helped off the field by the physio. St Lucia stars lost the match by 29 runs.Cornwall has a career-best haul of 8/108 in First Class cricket and in the 2018/19 WICB Professional Cricket League’s regional four-day tournament, Cornwall took 54 wickets in nine games at an average of 17 with three five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul. “Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time. We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution,” Robert Haynes, the head of CWI’s interim selection panel, said on Cornwall’s selection.With India not performing well against spinners in overseas conditions in the recent past, Cornwall will be expected to help West Indies break their hoodoo against India, having not won a Test series against them since 2002.
Update on the latest in sports: MLB has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the new coronavirus. The decision follows the federal government recommendation restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement following a conference call with executives of the 30 teams. His office issued a statement saying teams remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLPlayers can return home, self-isolateUNDATED (AP) — NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press — The Falcons will dramatically boost their financial flexibility by releasing three high-priced veterans — running back Devonta Freeman, cornerback Desmond Trufant and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo.— A person with knowledge of the decision says the Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris.— Ben Watson is hanging up his cleats for the second time. The 39-year-old tight end announced his retirement in a message on Twitter on Monday, marking the end of a 15-year NFL career that included two stints in New England, as well as stops in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, according to his agent. Conklin is perhaps the best tackle available on this year’s market. His agent says Conklin will get $30 million guaranteed and earn $20 million in his first year.— The Vikings have reached an agreement with punter Britton Colquitt on a three-year, $9 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.— The Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Ravens. That’s according to a person familiar with the deal. Atlanta has released backup tight end Luke Stocker and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo. The Falcons also will cut running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant.— A person with knowledge of the move said the Redskins have agreed to re-sign inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year, $6.6 million deal.— A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Shaq Lawson has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the Dolphins. The league cautioned that it will not be able to even provide guidance on the potential reopening of team practices for another 45 days, which could make May the earliest possible restart date.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction.The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL DRAFTNo public events for NFL draft The fourth-year pro had 7 ½ sacks and 34 solo tackles last year.The trade was completed immediate after the 49ers announced a deal to keep defensive lineman Arik Armstead with a five-year contract worth up to $85 million. Armstead recorded 10 sacks and 18 quarterback hits last season. He’s been with the Niners since being selected 17th overall in the NFL draft.Elsewhere around the NFL:— Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has accepted a two-year, $66 million contract extension. Cousins was entering the final season of the fully guaranteed, three-year, $84 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2018. He was scheduled to count $31 million against the salary cap, but a personal familiar with the trade tells The Associated Press the new pact will reduce by $10 million the team’s charge for 2020.— The Cardinals have picked up three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans for running back David Johnson and draft picks. That’s according to a person familiar with the trade. Hopkins has three years remaining on a five-year, $81 million deal he signed in 2017. He caught 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns last year. — McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.” The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday. With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.NFL-NEWS49ers deal Bucker, keep ArmsteadUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have lost one talented defensive lineman while retaining another.The Niners have shipped defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft. A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBaseball season won’t start until mid-May, at the earliestNEW YORK (AP) — It will be at least two more months before the Major League Baseball schedule will begin. — The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green. That gives them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback.— The Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones, raising the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.— The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney.— The Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams.— Longtime Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is retiring. The 11-year veteran made the announcement on Instagram. March 16, 2020 UNDATED — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The speedway issued a statement Monday saying officials are aware the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.In other sports developments related to the coronavirus:— The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the outbreak. The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague scheduled for April, adding those to a list of events previously canceled. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit. The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. — The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.” Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.— The Penn Relays has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The prestigious track event was scheduled for April 23-25 in Philadelphia and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The University of Pennsylvania hosts the event and says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June.— Keeneland race track in Kentucky has canceled its spring meet because of COVID-19. The meet was scheduled for April 2-24, with the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes awarding 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby, the highlight of the opening weekend.— The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.— The Kontinental Hockey League is taking a one-week pause in its playoffs to come up with a new format and schedule for the six remaining Russian teams. Finland-based Jokerit and Kazakhstan-based Barys Nur-Sultan pulled out of the playoffs amid the oronavirus pandemic. — The Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season. Henry had 1,540 yards rushing during the 2019 regular season before gaining another 377 yards in Tennessee’s first two playoff games, leading the Titans to the AFC title game.The Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag on NFL sack leader Shaquil Barrett, who would be scheduled to make just under $16 million this season. Bruce Arians stated late last season that the 27-year-old outside linebacker “ain’t going anywhere” after setting a team record with 19½ sacks in 2019. The move likely means the departure of quarterback Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston, who will become an unrestricted free agent if the Bucs don’t re-sign him by Wednesday.— The Cowboys have placed their exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, securing his rights for an estimated $31.5 million while the sides continue working on a long-term deal. Prescott has played his entire four-year NFL career with the Cowboys and threw for over 4,900 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season.— Dallas has re-signed Blake Jarwin to a three-year, $24 million package that includes $9 million guaranteed. Jarwin had 31 receptions for 365 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.— The Steelers are holding onto Bud Dupree by placing the franchise tag on the outside linebacker. Dupree could make around $16 million in 2020 if he signs the tag. Dupree collected a career-high 11 1/2 sacks in 2019. NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will proceed with its draft but without public events next month in Las Vegas. It’s not yet clear, however, if the draft itself will be held in the city. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the draft will take place April 23-25 as scheduled but under a modified format still being developed.The draft will be televised regardless of its venue or format. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKSpeedway officials take wait-and-see approach — According to a person familiar with the deal, free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.— Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with Miami. The deal was confirmed by Flowers’ agent, who said $19.95 million is guaranteed.— The Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.— The Colts have released defensive tackle Margus Hunt and will re-sign receiver Daurice Fountain.— The Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, which allows the team to match any offer he receives from another team during free agency.