MEMO TO KING: DON’T IGNORE THE BIG PICTURE

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And a failure to look at the big risks inside organisations,” he told the Treasury Select Committee.But BlackBerry allocation and staff reward schemes are not “small” concerns in the scheme of King’s big picture of bringing down inflation as debate over interest rates rages on… are they?SANDWICH TAXCRISPIN Odey, the gourmand head of Odey Asset Management (right), missed out on sampling the City’s finest hot sandwiches at the Earl of Sandwich launch this week as he is on holiday.So it was left to Odey’s colleague the Hon Orlando Montagu, a partner at Odey’s hedge fund and co-founder of The Earl of Sandwich food chain, to wax lyrical about his 13 signature sandwich dishes baked to order on the premises to a secret recipe.Speaking at the opening of the chain’s first UK shop at 38 Ludgate Hill – alongside his father John, the eleventh Earl of Sandwich and business partner Robert Earl, the founder of the Hard Rock and Planet Hollywood chains – Montagu revealed plans to open further shops across London, including Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf.The only headache is that hot sandwiches, like the Earl’s, are subject to VAT, while cold are not – a “monstrous” state of affairs, said Montagu, that means one fifth of every sandwich goes straight to the Treasury.Even the fact that Montagu went to prep school with George Osborne at Colet Court aged six doesn’t exempt him from the 20 per cent tax.“We are significant supporters of this country’s economic recovery,” Montagu told The Capitalist with resignation. “Just spend it wisely, Mr Osborne.” whatsapplast_img read more

Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgBelle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (BMHL.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Video: Episcopal Moments

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Video Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Jul 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Video: Episcopal Moments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Re-membering and Re- Imagining, a report from the House of Bishops.Double Down on Love, an original song from the Thad’s Band in Santa Monica, CA, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Slate Project, an Episcopal, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregation that exists online and in person.The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Reconciliation and Evangelism, providing an update on recent church planting meetings.The Rev. Scott Claasan of St Michael’s University Church reflecting on how music and surfing led him back to church.For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia, at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC 2:40[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, July 14, Thursdays at 2 will feature Jennifer Caldwell as she reflects on finding a home at Church on The Square in Baltimore, Maryland.The video is available here.Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page here.Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:Bluestone Farms and the Community of the Holy SpiritThe Abundant TableMissional VoicesPresiding Bishop Michael Curry on World Refugee Day 2016Church on the Square in BaltimoreEpiscopal Church AdvocacyMissional CommunitiesMobile Loaves and Fishes, a food truck ministry in the Diocese of Rhode Island Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Dolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco Architecture

first_img Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Blake Marvin+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Products used in this ProjectFaucets / SinksDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Tara UltraRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareEngineering:Strandberg EngineeringCollaborators:Design Line ConstructionPrincipal Designer:John ManiscalcoProject Architect:Matt WilliamsJob Captain:Mick KhavariCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherText description provided by the architects. On an atypically-configured sloping double lot in San Francisco, this new home takes advantage of rare siting to maximize the experience of changing daylight and sweeping city views. The use of deep overhangs and angular cedar forms carefully frames horizon views while gently responding to the corner sitting.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Blake MarvinSpaces and functions are carefully arranged to pair with varied site experiences throughout the home.  A two-story glazed volume clad in cedar slats defines the entry as a bent-steel stair descends to create a connection to the primary living level. An open floor plan allows flow and extension of interior spaces to exterior gathering spaces and vistas.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherA restrained finish palette of subtle organic materials unifies the visual language of the exterior landscape with the internal architecture of the home, creating a serenity not often found in the center of this busy city, providing a place of refuge for the growing family. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessTel Aviv’s Central Promenade Renewal / Mayslits Kassif ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBlue Ridge Orthodontics / Clark NexsenSelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913371/dolores-heights-residence-john-maniscalco-architecture Clipboard Architects: John Maniscalco Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Dolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco ArchitectureSave this projectSaveDolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco Architecture Dolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913371/dolores-heights-residence-john-maniscalco-architecture Clipboard Projects Area:  6060 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: center_img United States CopyAbout this officeJohn Maniscalco ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on March 19, 2019Cite: “Dolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco Architecture” 19 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Blake Marvin, Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dornbracht, Geberit, Hansgrohe, Blanco, Blomberg, Duravit, Flos, Grohe, LG Electronics, La Cantina, Listone Giordano, Miele, Moooi, Paloform, PentalQuartz, Subzero/Wolf, -, Fire Magic, Trimble, +2Valli & Valli, Wetstyle-2 ArchDaily Surface Design Inc. Landscape: “COPY” 2017 “COPY” CopyHouses•San Francisco, United Stateslast_img read more

Dry Conditions Keep Indiana Harvest on Pace with Five-Year Average

first_img Another very dry week left fields dusty and pushed corn and soybeans towards maturity, according to USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Field Office. 75 percent of Indiana topsoils were rated short or very short last week, an increase of 13 percentage points from the previous week. Subsoil was also incredibly dry with 72 percent of subsoils rated short or very short; an increase of 12 percentage points from last week.The average temperature for the week was 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 2.8 degrees above normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 0.08 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.02 inches. Most areas of the State had no appreciable rainfall last week. There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 27.Another very dry week pushed corn and soybeans towards harvest. Wide scale harvest was anticipated to begin on most farms soon. Excessively dry conditions caused dust concerns and there were scattered reports of combine fires. Hay harvest was wrapping up on most farms. Pasture conditions were suffering due to lack of rain and some farmers provided supplemental hay because pastures were not supporting nutrition needs. Other activities for the week included applying herbicides, planting wheat, preparing equipment for harvest, and harvesting apples.CornDent: 96%Mature: 66%Harvested for Silage: 91%Harvested for Grain: 12%Condition: 59%SoybeansDropping leaves: 80%Harvested: 17%Condition: 61% G/E SHARE Facebook Twitter Dry Conditions Keep Indiana Harvest on Pace with Five-Year Average SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Dry Conditions Keep Indiana Harvest on Pace with Five-Year Average Facebook Twitter Previous articleMarket Volatility to Keep Building As Presidential Election Gets CloserNext articleUS-UK Trade Talks Progress, Another Round Scheduled for October USDA Communications By USDA Communications – Sep 28, 2020 last_img read more

Rights Groups Demand Justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov Tortured in Azerbaijan

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan January 12, 2017 Rights Groups Demand Justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov Tortured in Azerbaijan April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceCitizen-journalists AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentPredatorsViolenceCitizen-journalists June 4, 2021 Find out more The undersigned organisations strongly condemn the abduction and torture of Azerbaijani journalist Mehman Huseynov and call on Azerbaijan’s authorities to immediately investigate the case and to hold those responsible accountable. Moreover, Huseynov’s conviction should be overturned and the travel ban against him lifted. We further call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all journalists, bloggers and activists currently imprisoned in Azerbaijan solely for exercising the right to freedom of expression. Mehman Huseynov, Azerbaijan’s top political blogger and chairman of the local press freedom group, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), the country’s leading press freedom group, was abducted in Central Baku at around 8 pm local time on Monday 9 January. He was pushed into a vehicle by unknown assailants and driven away. His whereabouts were unknown until early afternoon on Tuesday, when it emerged that Huseynov had been apprehended by unidentified police agents. On 10 January, Huseynov was taken to Nasimi District Court, where he was tried on charges of disobeying the police (Article 535.1 of the Administrative Offences Code), which carries a sentence of up to 30 days in jail. The Court released him; however, he was fined 200 AZN (approx. 100 EUR). Huseynov said he was tortured while in police custody. He reported being driven around for several hours, blindfolded and suffocated with a bag. He also said that he was given electric shocks in the car. On being brought to Nasimi District Police Department he lost consciousness and collapsed. An ambulance was called, and he was given painkillers and sleep-inducers by way of injection. His lawyers confirmed that his injuries were visible during the court hearing. The court also ordered that Nasimi district prosecutor’s office conduct investigation into Mehman Huseynov’s torture reports. “We resolutely denounce this act of torture and wish Mehman Huseynov a rapid recovery,” said Gulnara Akhundova, the Head of Department at International Media Support. “All charges against Huseynov must be dropped unconditionally, and those responsible for his torture should be tried in an independent and impartial manner, as should those in the chain of command who are implicated”. ‘The fact the Mehman Huseynov was convicted of disobeying the police for refusing to get into the car of his abductors beggars belief. We know that the Azerbaijan authorities have a long history of bringing trumped up charges against writers and activists. His conviction should be overturned immediately’ said Salil Tripathi, Chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. “This is another example of continued repression against journalists in Azerbaijan, which is why RSF considers Aliyev a predator of press freedom. Huseynov is one of dozens of journalists and citizen journalists who remain under politically motivated travel bans. Although he has been released, he remains at serious risk. The international community must act now to protect him and other critical voices in Azerbaijan.” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. Although Huseynov’s family and colleagues had repeatedly contacted the police since his disappearance on 9 January 2017, they were not informed about his arrest until early afternoon the following day when he was brought to court. Hence, the undersigned organisations consider Huseynov’s abduction as an enforced disappearance, defined under international law as the arrest or detention of a person by state officials, or their agents, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty, or to reveal the person’s fate or whereabouts. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has repeatedly clarified that ‘there is no time limit, not matter how short, for an enforced disappearance to occur’. As a signatory of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED), Azerbaijan is obliged to refrain from acts that would defeat or undermine the ICPPED’s objective and purpose. Despite the much-lauded release of political prisoners in March 2016, the persecution of critical voices in Azerbaijan has accelerated in recent months. Currently, there are dozens of journalists and activists behind bars for exercising their right to free expression in Azerbaijan. “The government has sought to destroy civil society and the media in Azerbaijan, while developing relations with Western states to secure lucrative oil and gas deals”, said Katie Morris, Head of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at ARTICLE 19. “While the government may release a journalist one day, the following day they will arrest or harass others, creating a climate of fear to prevent people speaking out. The international community must clearly condemn this behaviour and apply pressure for systemic reform”, she added. “We must stop the sense of impunity on attacks against journalists and human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, of which this attack against Mehman Huseynov is a sad illustration. The international community must seriously address this climate of impunity and take concrete actions, through the Council of Europe and the United Nations Human Rights Council, to regularly monitor the human rights situation in Azerbaijan and hold the authorities to their commitments in this regard,” said Ane Tusvik Bonde, Regional Manager for Eastern Europe and Caucasus at the Human Rights House Foundation. The undersigned organisations call on the authorities to take the necessary measures to put an end to vicious cycle of impunity for wide-spread human rights violations in the country. We call on the international community to undertake an immediate review of their relations with Azerbaijan to ensure that human rights are at more consistently placed at the heart of all on-going negotiations with the government. Immediate and concrete action must be taken to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its international obligations and encourage meaningful human rights reform in law and practice. Supporting organisations: ARTICLE 19 Civil Rights Defenders English PEN FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights Front Line Defenders Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Human Rights House Foundation IFEX Index on Censorship International Media Support International Partnership for Human Rights NESEHNUTI Netherlands Helsinki Committee Norwegian Helsinki Committee PEN America PEN International People in Need Reporters Without Borders World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation News Follow the news on Azerbaijan Newslast_img read more

Limerick families in crisis after home help hours cut

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick families in crisis after home help hours cutBy Alan Jacques – October 29, 2015 609 Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Previous article18% increase in calls to Limerick domestic abuse serviceNext articleTeenagers training for film industry Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeaturedFianna Fáilhome helplimerickOireachtas Health CommitteeWillie O’Dea TD Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of a “bitter betrayal” on supports for older people following confirmation that over 143,000 home help hours have been slashed over the past five years in Limerick alone.According to Census 2011, there are 8,246 family carers in Limerick city and county providing around 200,000 hours of care every week in their own homes.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who is the party spokesman on Social Protection, told the Limerick Post this week that many older people are finding it more and more difficult to continue living at home following a substantial reduction in home help supports since this Government came into office.“The cuts to home help hours for older people are nothing short of disgraceful and are another example of the Government’s failure to keep the promises it made in order to get itself elected,” the Limerick politician claimed.“Fine Gael and Labour committed to increasing home help supports year on year. What has happened is the complete opposite. The assistance hours have been slashed by over 25 per cent in Limerick over the past five years, which is way above the national average of around 10 per cent, and as a result of these harsh cuts, older people are finding it increasingly difficult to stay living in their own comes,” he said.Figures provided at a recent Oireachtas Health Committee meeting show that the number of home help hours in Limerick is down from 524,671 in 2010 to a projected 381,000 in 2015 — a fall of 143,671 hours over five years.Nationally the number of home help hours are down from 11,680,516 in 2010 to a projected 10,447,000 in 2015 — a fall of 1,253,516 hours over five years.Deputy O’Dea continued: “This cut clearly highlights the extent of the Government’s betrayal of its Programme for Government commitment in relation to home supports for older people. It’s another example of Fine Gael and Labour’s continued attack on older people and people with disabilities.“The cuts to over 70’s medical cards, to home adaption grants, to the housing aid for older people scheme, to the telephone allowance, the abolition of the bereavement grant, and the five fold hike in prescription charges have had a serious impact on older people in Limerick and across the country.He feels it is deeply unfair for the Government to continue to target older people in this way and also “extremely counter-productive”.“By failing to provide the supports needed to allow people to live securely and with dignity in their own homes, the Government is forcing these people onto the already overburdened hospital system and costing the taxpayer more in the long-run.” Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

15 year old Derry youth assaulted on Foyle Road

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – March 19, 2011 Pinterest Police in Derry are appealing for information following an assault in the Foyle Road area last night.At around 8pm, a 15 year old man was sitting close to a car wash when he was assaulted by a number of people.He was kicked to the head and body a number of times before he ran off in the direction of Southway.He sustained injuries to his face and bruising to his back and shoulders.Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed this assault to come forward. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Twitter 15 year old Derry youth assaulted on Foyle Roadcenter_img WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDonegal capture Vocational Schools Title – U21’s progress in UlsterNext articleCross border investigation continues following Strabane stabbings News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Man shot in paramilitary style attack in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ By admin – November 24, 2015 A 23-year-old man has been shot several times in both legs in the Brandywell area of Derry.The attack, which police are describing as callous, happened in the living room of a house at around 11 o’clock last night. There were two gunmen involved.The man is being treated at Altnagelvin Hospital for gundhot wounds to the thighs.Councillor Kevin Campbell says the people of the city do not want these actions taking place on their streets, and those behind them need to stop.He urged anyone with any information to bring it forward to the PSNI straight away.center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Previous articlePSNI warn of traffic delays as ‘abnormal’ load travels towards KilleterNext articleCPI building may provide a temporary home for Castlefinn Health Centre admin Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Man shot in paramilitary style attack in Derry Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

HMAS Anzac Trains for NORTHERN TRIDENT Deployment

first_img View post tag: Navy HMAS Anzac Trains for NORTHERN TRIDENT Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Anzac Trains for NORTHERN TRIDENT Deployment View post tag: Trains View post tag: HMAS Anzac View post tag: Deployment Authorities Crews of HMA Ships Anzac and Melbourne got busy recently in order to complete workups before Anzac’s NORTHERN TRIDENT deployment.Added to the mix on the south coast of New South Wales, the ships have been joined by other major fleet units, such as HMAS Perth, to increase the task group operation war-fighting capabilities.As she prepares to deploy next month, Anzac is being put through a range of development and assessment activities that will allow her to operate thousands of miles from home alone, and in company, with warships from other nations.A fundamental part of this development is the refinement of seamanship skills, including replenishment at sea serials with light and heavy jackstay lines, along with boat operations and towing exercises.In order to prove herself ready for deployment, members of Sea Training Group, known as the ‘Green Team’, have been assessing Anzac’s readiness across these and other skills during an intense five-week period off the New South Wales coast.With more than a third of the ship’s company directly involved in the more complex replenishment evolutions, these activities involve sailors and officers from all parts of the ship – maritime logistics, marine engineering, weapons engineering and the chaplain – working together with the boatswains to pass and recover lines between two ships.Overseeing the briefing and conduct of these operations in Anzac is Petty Officer Boatswain Chris Opperman.During her upcoming deployment, Anzac will work closely with ships from many navies, practising and honing time-honoured basic seamanship skills.[mappress mapid=”15281″]Image: Australian Navycenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: NORTHERN TRIDENT March 3, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more