By Dialogo May 13, 2010 High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Port Antonio Jamaica, May 8, 2010, to kick off Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010. SPS is a recurring deployment of various specialty platforms to the Caribbean and Latin America, with the primary goal of information sharing with navies, coast guards, and civilian services throughout the region. “We share common interests and participation in multinational maritime partnership missions like this one,” said Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander for SPS 2010. “It’s an opportunity for us to foster friendly, mutual cooperation and understanding by coming together to enhance regional maritime security.” 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 Jamaica, the crew will meet with the regions civil and maritime services. “The U.S. Navy and USSOUTHCOM are committed to this type of lasting partnership,” said Hedberg. “SPS will give all of us a chance to exchange ideas and mission-focused knowledge and expertise to improve capabilities in key mission areas. Only by communicating and working together can we hope to have the relationships we need in the event of a crisis which requires a multinational effort.” Some of the topics of discussion during the visit are port security, non-commissioned officer professional development, operational risk management, medical readiness, and outboard motor maintenance and patrol craft operation. 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 in martial arts, non-lethal weapons, and military operations in urban terrain, check-point security, marksmanship and small unit tactics.” 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’s crew 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. The ship is scheduled to return to the United States in early October 2010.
Haley Matthews produced a breathtaking allround performance with bat and ball to run riot over the Leeward Islands as Barbados claimed a seven-wicket victory in their first outing in the Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Championship.Playing at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Barbados skittled out Leeward Islands before lunch and then needed just 13.1 overs to overhaul their target.Matthew’s had a career-best haul with the ball, claiming seven scalps for just 27 runs off her 8.4 overs, to bowl out Leeward Islands for just 88, while her opening knock of 23 from 18 balls (4×5) set the foundation for Barbados’ successful run chase.Only three Leeward Islands batters managed to reach double figures with the highest score being 25 while the other highest scores were 13 and 11.Three of Matthews’ victims were bowled while the rest were LBWs and catches; her support came from Shakira Selman who claimed one wicket from 5 overs, conceding just 8 runs.In their chase, Barbados were given a flying start from Matthews before she was out, caught for 23, Captain Deandra Dottin then marshalled her side home, ending unbeaten on 34 (4x4s, 2x6s) to help Barbados win by 7 wickets in just 13.1 overs.Barbados are the reigning champions of the tournament and their next opposition will be Windward Islands at the Providence National Stadium, while Guyana will face Jamaica at Everest and Leeward Islands will take on Trinidad and Tobago at Bourda.
Zoila Frausto had the comfort of being home in Fresno, Calif., on Friday and was feeling the adulation. Reina Cordoba refused to let “The Warrior Princess” fight her fight, however.Cordoba, a big underdog, silenced the crowd and delivered an upset victory via first-round armbar submission in the main event of Combate Fresno at the Save Mart Center and live on DAZN. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearFrausto (14-6) looked every bit the favorite at the start of the match as she peppered Cordoba (10-1) with stiff punches, snapping her opponent’s head back with each strike. Cordoba refused to let the striking continue, however, and dramatically turned the tide with a head and arm judo throw to take Frausto to the ground.Once on the ground, Frausto tried to take Cordoba’s back, but the game Costa Rican fighter trapped Frausto’s elbow between her knees and wrenched back on it by leveraging her hips. That put Frausto in instant agony and she quickly tapped out.Revive los mejores momentos del triunfo de Reina Córdoba sobre Zoila Frausto.#CombateFresno pic.twitter.com/uEz8NjRx1j— Combate Americas (@combateamericas) August 3, 2019″When we start a fight, we’re 50-50,” Cordoba reminded everyone during her postfight interview in la jaula (“the cage” in Spanish, as Combate Americas fondly refers to it). “When we got to the floor, I knew I was going to be in a comfortable spot. My game plan was to finish this fight early.” A game plan that was mighty effective, to the shock of Frausto, who looked to be in a daze while looking across the cage at Cordoba after the loss.The fight was at a catchweight of 130 pounds.Co-main event: JC Llamas pulverizes Ivan Castillo in first-round TKO (punches)Llamas was able to get mount position on Castillo and he never let him out of it. Llamas pummeled Castillo with punishing right and left hands. Castillo attempted to get out from under Llamas, but “The Leg Lock Monster” kept the mount intact and continued blasting Castillo until the ref stopped the fight. After the win, Llamas called out John Gotti III, an MMA fighter on the rise and the grandson of late mob boss John Gotti.Prelims resultsJesse Strader def. Isaiah Batin Gonzalez by first-round KO (punch); bantamweights.Adrian Guzman def. Cesar Gonzalez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); catchweightAlbert Gonzalez def. Havier Pedroza by first-round TKO (punches); welterweights.Jose Avalos def. Trey Branch via first-round submission (rear naked choke); bantamweights.Paul Elizondo Jr. def. Mike Tubera by first-round submission (rear naked choke); flyweights.Dan Argueta def. Christian Hermosillo via first-round submission (rear naked choke); featherweights.Daniel Oseguera def. Austin Liu by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28); bantamweights.