April 28, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA could allow some individual workouts, but no earlier than May 8 Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy CARMEN COX, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As states around the country begin easing up on lockdown orders, the NBA is hoping players can start workouts again. The league informed players Monday that “limited, individual workouts” would be allowed in cities not impacted by government restrictions.Team workouts, practices and games were halted when the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season on March 11, in accordance with state and federal social distancing guidelines. The NBA now says it will modify guidance with respect to use of team practice facilities and player training.Under the new rules, teams potentially will be allowed to make practice facilities available to players on a “voluntary, individual basis” if that team’s facility is in a city that is not under government restriction. The league will help “identify alternatives” for teams unable to provide a workout space to players due to social distancing restrictions. “The purpose of these changes is to allow for safe and controlled environments for players to train in states that allow them to do so, and to create a process for identifying safe training options for players located in other states,” the league said in a statement.With a target date of no earlier than Friday, May 8, the new training guidelines will commence with the following restrictions:No more than four players would be permitted at a facility at any one time. No head or assistant coaches could participate.Group activity remains prohibited, including practices or scrimmages.Players remain prohibited from using non-team facilities such as public health clubs, fitness centers, or gyms.The NBA said it will consider pushing back the start date “if developments warrant.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Navy Opens Naval Sea Systems Command Outfitted SRF in Umm Qasr, Iraq View post tag: Umm Industry news December 5, 2011 View post tag: Qasr View post tag: sea View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Opens Naval Sea Systems Command Outfitted SRF in Umm Qasr, Iraq View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Iraq View post tag: Command The Iraqi navy opened a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)-outfitted ship repair facility (SRF) on Dec. 1 in Umm Qasr, Iraq, marking a step forward in the country’s ability to sustain its navy’s operational readiness. The facility was procured as part of a larger foreign military sales case with the Iraqi Navy and will support five different vessel classes.The SRF will be managed and staffed by the Iraqi navy, with the U.S. Navy continuing to assist with training and technical services. The SRF will serve as the Iraqi navy’s maintenance headquarters, providing an intermediate level maintenance and repair capability to the growing fleet of Iraqi navy vessels. This maintenance capability is key to enabling the Iraqi navy to sustain the operational readiness required to protect its territorial waters and critical offshore infrastructure. Senior officials from both the Iraqi and U.S. navies were in attendance to participate in the ribbon-cutting event.NAVSEA work on the ship repair facility began in 2010 with direction to procure, install and provide training for maintenance and repair equipment. The project team then implemented a comprehensive plan for outfitting, operations and training of Iraqi naval personnel at the SRF.The facility, which was procured as part of a larger foreign military sales case with the Iraqi Navy will support five different vessel classes.“I’m very proud of Adm. [Ali Hasan] Ali, head of the Iraqi navy, and his team of sailors who have made the Ship Repair Facility a state of the art intermediate maintenance operation which will allow the Iraqi Navy to maintain and sustain its growing fleet,” said Rear Adm. Kelvin Dixon, director, Iraqi Training and Advising Mission-Navy.The SRF is divided in five major work centers to oversee repair work, including an electrical shop, an inside machine shop dedicated to engines, an outside machine shop to repair mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, a welding and ship-fitting shop, and a welding and pipe-fitting shop. NAVSEA installed more than 40 industrial machines in the SRF and provided spare parts and all support equipment necessary for safe operation of industrial equipmentTo date, NAVSEA has successfully outfitted the SRF with the industrial equipment and provided basic safety training to Iraqi naval personnel via classroom instruction and hands-on training. NAVSEA also assisted in the repair and maintenance of legacy Iraqi patrol boats, and affiliated Program Executive Office, Ships is managing the acquisition of two new-construction 60-meter offshore support vessels and twelve 35-meter patrol boats, six of which have already been delivered.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 05, 2011 View post tag: Outfitted View post tag: SRF Share this article View post tag: opens View post tag: Systems