USS Porter Wraps Up Breeze 2015

first_img View post tag: USS Porter View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Breeze USS Porter Wraps Up Breeze 2015 The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Varna, Bulgaria July 13, following the conclusion of the Bulgarian naval exercise Breeze 2015.The annual Black Sea naval exercise involved 30 ships and 1,700 personnel including units from the Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish and Romanian navies.U.S. assets participating included the USS Porter (DDG 78) and a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.USS Porter (DDG 78), forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region.[mappress mapid=”16472″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Porter Wraps Up Breeze 2015 View post tag: News by topic Share this article Authorities July 13, 2015 View post tag: 2015last_img read more

IPL 13: Chennai Super Kings will look to win fourth title

first_imgDUBAI: Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent teams since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. They have won the title three times and made it to the final a total of eight times. And, under the brilliant leadership of M.S. Dhoni, they have always been a tough nut to crack for their rivals.This season, too, much of the focus would be on Dhoni, especially after he announced his retirement from international cricket last month. He would be making a return to the cricket field after a hiatus of more than a year, with his last appearance being during the 2019 World Cup in England. His fans would be eager to see him smash sixes, especially using the “helicopter” shot. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo recently said that Dhoni would lead the transition of the CSK, just as he did for the Indian team. According to the all-rounder, Dhoni will be under less pressure than what he must have faced while being the captain of the Indian team, but that won’t change the approach of the veteran wicket-keeper. “I know it’s been at the back of his mind for some time. I mean all of us have to step aside at some point of time. It’s just a matter of when to step aside and hand it over to whether it’s (Suresh) Raina or someone younger,” Bravo had said recently when asked about Dhoni’s plans for his successor in CSK. The Yellow Brigade will begin their 2020 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians, chasing their bid for the record-equalling fourth title in the tournament opener in Dubai on September 19. MI are also the only team to have won four titles thus far. STRENGTHS: Dhoni will be considered as the biggest strength of the Chennai-based franchise as long as he is a part of the team. He has been credited by many for getting the best out of his players and that quality can once again see the CSK lifting the trophy on November 10. Considering the spin-friendly conditions that would be on offer in the UAE, Dhoni will unleash his extensive spin line-up consisting of world class bowlers in the form of Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, and Piyush Chawla. When it comes to batting, they have the experience of Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo who are capable of winning matches on their own. WEAKNESSES: Traditionally, CSK have relied on a solid start followed by a consistent performance from Suresh Raina at No.3. However, this year, Raina’s absence can be something that other teams would look to take advantage of. Not only has Raina been CSK’s most consistent batsman but his agility on the field, added with a couple of overs that he could chip in with, provided Dhoni with the much-needed support. Similarly, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh would also be not there for this season, thus affecting the team balance slightly. Not only is he a wicket-taking bowler but can also hit some lusty blows down the order with the bat. The other thing that the CSK would be worried about is the lack of match practice of their senior batsmen like Dhoni, Shane Watson, and Ambati Rayudu. Squad: MS Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Murali Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jagdeesan N (wicket-keeper), KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore Support Staff: Stephen Fleming (head coach), Michael Hussey (batting coach), Lakshmipathy Balaji (bowling coach), Eric Simmons (bowling consultant), Rajiv Kumar (fielding coach), Tommy Simsek (physiotherapist), Gregory King (trainer), R Russell (team manager), Lakshmi Narayan (performance analyst), Sanjay Natarajan (logistics manager). IANS Also Watch: Holes in Guwahati Roads Result in Accidentslast_img read more

bettingexpert seeks ‘Awesome’ start in Tipster Challenge finale

first_imgRankTipsterRace WinsPoints Jessica Bridge from Ladbrokes has signed up to become the last Tipster Challenge guest and the final obstacle to repeat success for OneBet’s Sarah Shannon.Part of the PR team at Ladbrokes, Bridge has made live or recorded broadcasts across every major UK television and radio platform, including BBC News, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News, Sky Sports News, CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.She will be hoping that Kaaba Stone gives her a winning start as ‘Nap of the Day’, while bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris has predicted an ‘Awesome’ opening to the day’s seven-race card at Chepstow.____________________________________2:10bettingexpert: Awesome (Nap of the Day)Has shaped well on her last two starts and can take advantage of a drop in class.Ladbrokes: Kaaba Stone (Nap of the Day)Expensive breeze up purchase was very green on debut but shaped with distinct promise by the finish. Looks sure to improve off that effort and go close in what looks a winnable race.____________________________________2:40bettingexpert: WaqtMakes his handicap debut from a fair mark and his stable enjoyed a welcome winner yesterday.Ladbrokes: HedgingLost his way a bit late last year having looked promising early. Got back on track in a C&D handicap on his latest start so feels very solid today under almost identical conditions.____________________________________3:10bettingexpert: KatheefaThe clear form choice and is confidently expected to see off his only two serious rivals.Ladbrokes: MajboorThis effectively looks like a match between Majboor and Katheefa. Majboor has shaped well in two good maidens at Salisbury and basically looks a better horse than his market rival so is a strong fancy.____________________________________3:40bettingexpert: RedgraveHas been progressing well until finishing seventh last time and is taken to bounce back to his best here.Ladbrokes: ZymyranImpressive when two back at Newmarket and again shaped well in a hot race at York’s Ebor meeting on his latest start. This looks slightly easier so looks a decent bet on ground that will suit.____________________________________4:10bettingexpert: Bonjour SteveA very smooth traveller (with a quirk or two off the bridle) who has been hinting that his turn was near in recent runs.Ladbrokes: John JoinerNot the sexiest race we’ve ever seen if truth be told, but John Joiner has shown improvement on last two starts, going close, so fancy him to do the business today.____________________________________4:40bettingexpert: AngelicalGets weight all round in a weak race and comes from a small yard in excellent form.Ladbrokes: Priors BrookHas C&D form and looks slightly better handicapped than the jolly Seven Clans.____________________________________5:10bettingexpert: HelfCapable of improving after just five career runs and has the assistance of a very talented claimer.Ladbrokes: MeyandiAnother Balding running fancied, just denied on his handicap debut but I’m keeping the faith to go well today.____________________________________ GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 3Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 4Stephen Harris – bettingexpert1.506.99 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Ian Marmion – BetStars15.00 8Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 9Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 10Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 11Michael Robinson – Betsafe13.50 12Conor White – BetBright13.33 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 14Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 15Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 16Steve Munns – Grosvenor Sport00.00last_img read more