NBA postpones San Antonio, Charlotte games after 4 Spurs test positive

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The NBA has postponed the San Antonio Spurs next three games and the Charlotte Hornets next two games because of positive coronavirus tests and contact tracing, the league announced Tuesday. Four players on the Spurs tested positive for the virus and contact tracing is underway on the Hornets. The two team’s played on Sunday. San Antonio’s games against Cleveland on Wednesday, New York on Saturday, and Indiana next Monday have been postponed. The Spurs game Monday night against Detroit was also postponed because San Antonio did not have the 8-player league minimum.Charlotte’s games against Chicago on Wednesday and Denver on Friday have also been pushed back. ESPN reports there have now been 29 postponements because of positive tests or contract tracing.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 16, 2021 /Sports News – National NBA postpones San Antonio, Charlotte games after 4 Spurs test positivecenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts

first_imgIndian Government permitted national navy to buy nine mid-range reconnaissance airplanes to overall amount of $1 bln. According to The Times of India, new airplanes will maintain India’s security over the Indian Ocean along with earlier ordered P-8I Poseidon long-range reconnaissance airplanes produced by Boeing.The tender for mid-range recon aircraft will be attended by American Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Swedish Saab, French Dassault Aviation, Brazilian Embraer, and European concern EADS, reports The Times of India. Possible date of the contract signing was not mentioned.According to India’s specification, new airplanes must be armed with various types of missiles and torpedoes capable to destroy surface ships and submarines. Flight range of the airplanes must be about 650 km. To compare, flight range of P-8I exceeds 2,000 km.Procurement contract for eight P-8I Poseidon airplanes to overall amount of $2.1 bln was tied between India and Boeing in 2009. Expectedly, another contract for 4 P-8I would be signed in March 2012. It was reported in Dec 2011 about India’s intentions to bring overall number of patrol aircraft Poseidon up to 24.According to sources of The Times of India, in the next few years India will spend about INR 850 bln ($17 bln) for procurement of naval aviation. This sum includes contract with Russia for 45 deck-based fighters MiG-29K to be stationed on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 29, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Light View post tag: Indian Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts View post tag: 9 View post tag: Reconnaissance View post tag: green View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: gets View post tag: Navy February 29, 2012 View post tag: purchase View post tag: Aircrafts Share this articlelast_img read more