A FORMER Kendal man who helped tackle piracy and terrorism in the Gulf has been awarded a prestigious medal from the USA. Royal Navy Commodore William J. Warrender was given the Legion of Merit for exceptional service in charge of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) from March 2015 to June 2017 during a ceremony at the Pentagon. The CMF is 32-nation naval partnership which conducts counter-piracy and counter-terrorism missions in the waters of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. “I am incredibly honoured," said Warrender, who was deputy commander of the CMF. "As with many occasions when individuals are recognised, this medal is a direct reflection of the superb men and women who worked so hard to maintain maritime security and stability across 2.5 million square miles of ocean in the Gulf region.” The award was presented by Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, the commander of the CMF during Warrender's time as deputy commander. "Through his dedicated leadership, task … [Read more...] about Kendal man who helped tackled terrorism and piracy in the Gulf awarded USA medal
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Tiger Woods, who made a stunning comeback from injury to win the Masters last month, is to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump on Monday. Tiger Woods of USA celebrates with the Masters Trophy during the Green Jacket Ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP) White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump will bestow the award, the nation's highest civilian honour, on the golfing great in the White House Rose Garden. The 43-year-old Woods won the Masters in April for his 15th major title, his first since the 2008 US Open. Trump, an avid golfer and owner of several courses around the world, tweeted his congratulations following the epic win at Augusta. "Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday's @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods to receive presidential medal from Trump
A TAP dancer from the town is part of a medal-winning team. Teenager Isabella Izquierdo, from Wokingham, was part of the team that topped the medal table at the World Tap Championships. The championships, held in Riesa, Germany, saw dancers from around the world representing their countries in a rigorous competition. Tap Attack, the official UK tap dancing team, returned home from Germany with eight world titles. Competing with just under 1,800 dancers from 19 countries, including the USA, Canada, and Australia, Tap Attack dancers put on a marvellous display to take home the gold. The dancers are all aged between 10-20, and have to go through a tough audition stage before they were selected to represent the UK in Germany. She also won silver with her partner, Astrid Tozer in the junior duo. Tap Attack head coach Jo Scanlan said: “This was a nerve racking year, and this competition honestly sees some of the best tap dancers from around the world. “Each … [Read more...] about Teenage tap dancing superstar returns from Germany with world championships medals
ENGLAND hockey star Alex Danson will appear on a Question of Sport on Friday. The 33-year-old England captain is fresh from the 2018 Hockey World Cup which was held at the Lee Valley Hockey Park. Who is Alex Danson? Alex Danson is an English international field hockey player who is the current captain of both the England and Great Britain sides. The 33-year-old started playing hockey at school and is currently playing club hockey at Clifton Robinsons. She has also played for Reading, Klein Zwitserland, Trojans and Alton and made her international debut in October 2001. In 2017, Danson was awarded an MBE for services to hockey alongside 16 of her teammates including Sam Quek and Maddie Hinch. Super agent Who is Mino Raiola? Agent 'calling top clubs over potential move' for Pogba Training day Why Anthony Martial missed Man United's clash with Bayern Munich last night BURNING UP Burnley handed horror tie against Olympiakos or Luzern should they beat Istanbul FROM SAINTS TO TURKEY? … [Read more...] about Who is Alex Danson, how did England do in the Hockey World Cup and when was the Olympic gold medal win?
Rock and roll star Elvis Presley has been posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, by President Donald Trump. Presley's velvety voice filled the White House briefly on Friday when a recording of one his songs was played at a ceremony hosted by the president to honour the king of rock 'n roll. Presley was part of an eclectic group of seven Americans being awarded the Medal of Freedom, including the late baseball legend Babe Ruth and Antonin Scalia, the conservative Supreme Court justice The living recipients included Miriam Adelson, who, like her casino tycoon husband Sheldon Adelson, is a heavyweight Republican party donor. Mr Trump's homage to Presley - who once met with President Richard Nixon at the White House in 1970 - paused for a recording of the gospel song "How great thou art." Mr Trump said that playing music was his idea but when the richly toned performance stopped after just a few seconds, the disappointed president … [Read more...] about Elvis Presley awarded US Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump