There are four types of defenders: centre-back, sweeper, full-back, and wing-back. The centre-back and full-back positions are essential in most modern formations. The sweeper and wing-back roles are more specialised for certain formations.
A centre-back (also known as a central defender or centre-half) defends in the area directly in front of the goal, and tries to prevent opposing players, particularly centre-forwards, from scoring. Centre-backs accomplish this by blocking shots, tackling, intercepting passes, contesting headers and marking forwards to discourage the opposing team from passing to them.
With the ball, centre-backs are generally expected to make short and simple passes to their teammates, or to kick unaimed long balls down the field. For example, a clearance is a long unaimed kick intended to move the ball as far as possible from the defender's goal.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
At least 60 people from Barge P305 have been rescued till 11pm last night by INSKochi and 18 by an offshore support vessel in challenging sea conditions, due to Cyclone Tauktae, a defence PRO was quoted as saying by news agency ANI... and INS Kolkata, the defenc eofficial said.
In an effort to become a real blue-water navy, Beijing adjusted its military policy in 2015, placing more stress on active offshore water defence and open-seas protection. "In the foreseeable future, both active offshore defence and far-seas protection would carry similar ...
The world’s biggest catering group has decided to pay back the £25 million it claimed in furlough from the UK Government in recent months ...Chief executive Dominic Blakemore said ... Only its healthcare and senior living unit and defences, offshore and remote unit grew organic revenue during the period – up 1.9% and 0.7% respectively ... .
Compass Group's revenues in Europe and North America both declined by 32.8 per cent ...Organic revenues throughout the Rest of the World fell by only 9.4 per cent due to the region's greater reliance on the healthcare and senior living, and defence, offshore and remote sectors, which have displayed more durability over the last year ... RELATED ARTICLES ... .
'If there is any advice that I receive from the Department of Defence or intelligence agencies that suggest that there are national security risks there then you'd expect the Government to take action on that, and that would be right,' he told 2GB on Friday ... 'Darwin is home to a major offshore marine supply hub and soon a ship lift facility.
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Maputo, Mozambique - Mozambican soldiers have launched an offensive to repel insurgents from the northern town of Palma, the hub of a giant gas project, a day after it came under attack, the defence ministry said Thursday ... of a $20-billion (16.9-billion-euro) offshore gas project.
The attack came shortly after French oil giant Total announced plans to resume construction at the nearby site of a $20bn offshore gas project. Defence ministry spokesman Omar Saranga said Mozambique’s security forces (SDS) were “pursuing the enemy’s movement” and working “tirelessly to restore security and order” ...Brazen attack ... .