Photo: GHWB is currently in Norfolk Naval Shipyard for its Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy Three US Navy sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush committed suicide last week, the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Sean Bailey confirmed in a post on the ship’s official Facebook page.The deaths came in the wake of a push by the US Navy to address the rising number of suicides in the service.While appearing to be unrelated so far, the CO said the last week’s deaths were the third, fourth, and fifth crew member suicides in the last two years.“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from apparent suicide,” Bailey said.“Now is the time to come together as a crew and as a family to grieve, to support each other, and to care for those in need.”The CO has also called for suggestions and ideas on how to prevent another suicide.No enlisted or commissioned leaders have been relieved in the wake of the suicides, but authorities are investigating the deaths.It is worth noting that no suicides occurred on the aircraft carrier which is currently docked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for a 28-month overhaul that started in February this year. View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush Share this article
Ighalo is the top scorer in AFCON 2019 qualifier with six goals including five in two games against Libya.Nigeria will face South Africa in a grudge game in Johannesburg on November 17 and host Uganda three days later in an international friendly. Bafana Bafana defeated Eagles in Nigeria’s first match of the qualifiers.Onyekuru, 21, has scored twice in 12 appearances this season for Turkish club Galatasaray, where he is on loan from English side Everton.Ighalo’s injury comes as the latest setback to the three-time African champions who have lost Wilfred Ndidi through suspension, and injuries to Ogenyi Onazi and goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.Nigeria is leading Group E with nine points from four matches, a point ahead of second-placed South Africa.Eagles who failed to qualify for the last two editions of the AFCON will seal qualification to next year’s tournament in Cameroon if they beat South Africa even with the last game against Seychelles in Nigeria to spare.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AFCON 2019 QUALIFIERSuper Eagles handlers have extended a late call up to Henry Onyekuru to replace injured striker Odion Ighalo for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa next weekend.The 29-year-old picked up a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s Chinese Super League 2-2 draw between his Changchun Yatai side and Tianjin Quanjian.
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To be selected to the league’s academic all-league teams, student-athletes must: maintain a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale; complete at least one full year (two semesters, three quarters) at their current institutions; and participate in 50 percent of their team’s completed competitions. ELMHURST, Ill. – Drake University’s Tom Hands was named Summit League Men’s Tennis Academic All-League Team, announced by the league office. Hands, an All-Summit selection this season, is an environmental science major with a 3.67 GPA. He helped the Bulldogs to a perfect 7-0 league record and the program’s first Summit League Championship title with his 22-13 overall season singles record. Hands also earned a singles win in Drake’s 4-2 setback to Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last week. Print Friendly Version
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston received the 76ers’ third overall pick in the draft plus a future first-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for making the move.Terms of the deal were agreed upon Saturday night after Fultz conducted a workout for the 76ers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We are very pleased with the outcome of this trade, which puts us in the enviable position of selecting first overall in consecutive draft years,” 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said.“History suggests that number one has the greatest odds of producing franchise-level talent and we are confident that this year’s draft class has that very potential. Thursday night will see us take another significant step toward building a successful and sustainable basketball program.” View comments Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers if that selection falls between the second to fifth picks. Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice between the better 2019 first-round pick between Sacramento or Philadelphia.In all, the Celtics could possibly own draft rights to seven first-round choices over the next three seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvarez promises fireworks for Golovkin bout Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Markelle Fultz #20 of the Washington Huskies handles the ball during the second half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on January 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Huskies 77-66. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe Philadelphia 76ers obtained the top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics on Monday, both teams officially completing a deal agreed upon and revealed over the weekend.The 76ers are expected to make point guard Markelle Fultz the fourth number one pick in club history and the second in a row after taking Australian Ben Simmons last year. The Aussie missed all of last season with a foot injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for the University of Washington Huskies, who went 9-22.Together with Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year finalists Joel Embiid and Dario Saric, the 76ers will have a young core of talent that could provide a formidable base upon which to rebuild the team.The 76ers have won only one playoff series since 2003 and managed only one winning campaign since 2005. They went 28-54 last season.The Celtics already boast leading scorer Isaiah Thomas at point guard and they are set to obtain a top player plus gain another likely high pick in 2018 or 2019.“We’re thrilled to be able to select what we expect be an impact player with the third pick in this year’s very talented draft class, while also adding a highly valuable future asset,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’