Culture&Arts

'Compact' aircraft carrier USS Wasp joins the United States 7th Fleet near Taiwan

'Compact' aircraft carrier USS Wasp joins the United States 7th Fleet near Taiwan

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp entered U.S. Seventh Fleet area of operations January 6, after completing almost two months of disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean Sea, commander, Task Force 76, said in a Jan 6 release.

A U.S. amphibious assault ship capable of carrying advanced F-35 stealth fighter jets was soon to arrive at Sasebo naval base in Nagasaki Prefecture, the U.S. Navy said over the weekend. It recently completed two months in the Caribbean Sea assisting with relief work.

The U.S. military plans to load F-35Bs deployed at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the 257-meter Wasp and use them to deter North Korea and China, The Japan Times reports.

The Wasp departed Norfolk Virginia on August 30 to join the 7 fleet that is headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan.

Hardaway Jr. returns to Knicks on minutes restriction
The Wolves shot 54.5 percent from the floor and the 3-point line in the final quarter while outscoring the road team 31-22. But that's when Bjelica, held to two points off the bench for three quarters, made his game-winning impact.

The Wasp left Hampton Roads on August 30, 2017 to replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in region.

Once detached from relief efforts in late October, Wasp resumed its transit to Seventh Fleet, briefly stopping in Rio de Janeiro and then transiting the Strait of Magellan as it crossed from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean.

Political commentators in recent weeks have called for the U.S. to make a show of force in the region by sending an aircraft carrier close to Taiwan to send the message that the USA is not intimated by China's threats towards Taiwan.

The 40,000-ton Wasp is essentially a miniature aircraft carrier.


  • NCI Building Systems Inc (NCS) Insider Norman C. Chambers Sells 85424 Shares

    It fall, as 18 investors sold NCS shares while 33 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 196 raised stakes. (NYSE:NCS). OvaScience, Inc., a fertility company, discovers, develops, and commercializes fertility treatment options for women worldwide.
    Pelicans power past Blazers behind Davis, Cousins

    Pelicans power past Blazers behind Davis, Cousins

    Holiday scored 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting and Cousins and Davis chipped in 13 apiece for the Pelicans before the break. Lillard (calf) has been cleared to play Friday against New Orleans, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
    Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision

    Antonio Brown expected to be game-time decision

    He was a full participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday before not practicing Friday after being sent home with an illness. Brown set an National Football League record with 100-plus receptions in five consecutive seasons, including 101 this season.
  • HSBC (HSBA) Trading 3.8% Higher

    Jefferies Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of HSBC (LON: HSBA ) in a research report released on Monday, December 18th. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 748.33 ($10.15).
    Can Writing Your 'To-do's' Help You to Doze?

    Can Writing Your 'To-do's' Help You to Doze?

    Instead of spending hard earned cash, falling asleep could be as simple as writing a to-do list. If restless nights continue, he adds, talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist.

    Ameriprise Financial Inc. Grows Holdings in McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC)

    The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 27 by Cowen & Co. (NYSE:T) on Thursday, January 26 with "Sector Perform" rating. It is positive, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes.
  • Denver Broncos Request Baker Mayfield On Their Team For Senior Bowl

    Denver Broncos Request Baker Mayfield On Their Team For Senior Bowl

    He posted 24 collegiate games with at least 300 passing yards, including four with 400-plus and two over 500. North and South rosters will be officially announced Wednesday.
    Amazon Alexa coming to Toyota cars in 2018

    Amazon Alexa coming to Toyota cars in 2018

    The announcement, made at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, marks a significant step forward for the Japanese automaker. Last November, the tech giant also announced a suite of Alexa-enabled office tools.

    (NASDAQ:COST) is Texan Capital Management's 8th Largest Position

    The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.01. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, February 26 by Cleveland.
  • South Africa's ruling ANC official rebukes Trump's "shithole" remarks

    And it's not like during the campaign you didn't tell a group of Haitian-Americans, " I really want to be your biggest champion ". He also said of immigrants from Haiti , "take them out", meaning, take them out of the immigration bill.
    Joel Embiid puts up 15/10/5 line for 76ers in London

    Joel Embiid puts up 15/10/5 line for 76ers in London

    Simmons returned and immediately assisted on a Robert Covington three to force another Stevens timeout with the lead at 18 points. Simmons knocked the North Philly native down on the court while leading with his right shoulder fighting through a screen.

    FleetCor Technologies (FLT) Reaches New 12-Month High at $199.79

    The Company offers fuel card payments product solutions, corporate payments products, toll products, lodging cards and gift cards. It increased, as 26 investors sold FLT shares while 99 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 264 raised stakes.