FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/397150/malecon-castilla-house-david-mutal-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Year:  Architects: David Mutal Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMalecon Castilla House / David Mutal ArquitectosSave this picture!© Gonzalo CáceresHouses•Lima, Peru Houses “COPY” ArchDaily Peru photographs:  Gonzalo CáceresPhotographs:  Gonzalo Cáceres+ 16 Sharecenter_img Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/397150/malecon-castilla-house-david-mutal-arquitectos Clipboard CopySave this picture!© Gonzalo CáceresRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcretePorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkWoodAccoyaAccoya® Canals The scheme designs two independent duplexes within a small triangular site, located in Barranco, a historic and ancient spa district in the city of Lima during the nineteen twenties.Save this picture!© Gonzalo CáceresThe brief’s particularity had the first duplex to be part of an existing townhouse connected by a patio of sculptures. The second duplex located on top of the first one had to have an independent connection to the street but also with access to the patio.The site’s geometry, the views towards points of interest and the special requirement from both owners for closeness, but also independence, where challenges and triggers that set the project’s goal to arrive to a very precise solution.Save this picture!© Gonzalo CáceresIn this manner the first duplex, the studio and the piano room become the extension of the patio through the double height space that extends into a loft space with views to the sea, unbeknownst to the clients up until the moment of construction.The second duplex is a flat, with social areas on the top floor, taking advantage of the more expressive higher ceilings: five-sided hoof roof that grows from the geometry of the plan. The flat looks at the sea, to the tallest tree line on the main avenue and the main square of Barranco. Each window is arranged favouring these selected views and ignoring all others.Save this picture!DiagramThe relation with the conservation area of Barranco, with constructions built with adobe and quincha, it’s not done by imitating the language of the architecture of the nineteen twenties, but by the proportions of the solids and voids on the façade, where the spans respond to the connections of the interior with the views to the chosen points of interest around the site.Project gallerySee allShow lessHow Engineering the Serpentine Almost Brought AECOM’s Computers to a HaltArchitecture NewsDaniel Libeskind to Design Physics Building at Durham UniversityArchitecture News Share “COPY” 2011 2011 Area:  345 m² Area:  345 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDavid Mutal ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimaPeruPublished on July 17, 2013Cite: “Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos” 17 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore 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 streamlast_img read more

House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architect

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Mansyur Hasan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  2017 Save this picture!© Mansyur Hasan+ 23Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887395/house-as-tree-of-life-andyrahman-architect Clipboard House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architect CopyHouses•Surabaya, Indonesia House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman ArchitectSave this projectSaveHouse as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architectcenter_img “COPY” Manufacturers: Propan, Mortar Utama, Osram & Ong Cen KuangSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorSave this picture!1st Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. In Javanese belief, trees is important in life. The tree is symbolized as kayon (gunungan), essentially a living tree or “tree of life”, which symbolizes life in the world and its contents. With trees, people will live sustainably. Without trees, people will perish.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanTrees also become a metaphor in architecture in the tropics, so the important thing in a house is a shade / shade roof, while the wall should be attempted to be a wall that can be passed light and air freely. This house is designed with that awareness as well, as a shade covered by a wall with holes (roster). Save this picture!ConceptSave this picture!© Mansyur HasanThe owner of this house is a heavy wood lover, who has a collection of old wood items he has collected for decades. The use of wood should be wise, and pay attention to its sustainability, so that building materials are always available and preserved. The wise use of wood is also related to the continuity of tree planting on earth, which is realized by planting trees in the area of this house.Save this picture!© Mansyur HasanProject gallerySee allShow lessSanhuan Kindergarten / Perform Design StudioSelected ProjectsBallet Memphis / archimaniaSelected Projects Share Indonesia Architects: Andyrahman Architect Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887395/house-as-tree-of-life-andyrahman-architect Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAndyrahman ArchitectOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSurabayaIndonesiaPublished on January 23, 2018Cite: “House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architect” 22 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore 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 Projects Photographs “COPY”last_img read more

Win Tin’s fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

first_img“His fight and his progressive ideas on basic freedoms will continue to inspire journalists, writers and intellectuals of all kinds in Burma and elsewhere in the world,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“Like Gandhi in India or Mandela in South Africa, Win Tin stands among the giants that remain models for the generations that follow.”Win Tin, editor of the daily Hanthawathi until it was banned in 1978, was arrested and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment in 1989, on charges including providing the UN special rapporteur for Burma with information about the jail conditions and ill-treatment of detainees in the notorious Insein prison. It is 25 years since he was imprisoned and the issues are still the same. In a report last month, the current UN rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, again highlighted the dangers facing journalists who publish news that is in the public interest. Four journalists from the Unity Weekly and its chief executive are currently detained and face charges of disclosing state secrets after they exposed the existence of a secret chemical weapons plant. Two other journalists have been convicted for looking too closely into corruption cases. Last December, a journalist from the newspaper Daily Eleven was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment, while a reporter from the Democratic Voice of Burma, Zaw Phay, was jailed for a year for investigating the local government’s management of a scholarship program in Magwe province. At the start of Win Tin’s18th and penultimate year in prison, Reporters Without Borders noted the journalist’s stance in support of freedom of expression and democracy “cannot allow us to forget the criminal attitude of the military junta”.The organization, while acknowledging the huge progress in freedom of information, made a new appeal to President Thein Sein for an investigation into the systematic and unpunished crimes and abuses endured by journalists and bloggers under the military junta. “So far no one has been convicted of the murders of Burmese and foreign journalists by the military, especially during the saffron revolution,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. Since the “Burmese spring”, reforms have opened the country up to the world and set the government on the path to democracy, but there is still a long way to go before Win Tin’s ideals become a reality. Burma is ranked 145th of 180 countries in the «World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders in February this year. “Recent legal proceedings against journalists who were merely doing their job lawfully, the approval of media laws that do not meet international standards and self-censorship which, where some sensitive subjects are concerned, now replaces the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, better known as the “censorship office”, these are all challenges that the heirs to the fight for freedom of information, for which Win Tin gave his life, must tackle. The country’s democratic transition is far from over. We should not forget that freedom of the press is its cornerstone.” April 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Win Tin’s fight for press freedom and democracy goes on May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Photo credit : Yola Verbruggen Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of information. to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific News May 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar News News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alertslast_img read more

Measuring the impact of war

first_imgRelated posts: Previous Article Next Article Measuring the impact of warOn 25 Mar 2003 in Military, Personnel Today Comments are closed. center_img Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… War in Iraq heralds a period of unprecedented uncertainty for employers inthe UK already under pressure from a depressed domestic economy. PersonnelToday asked a panel of experts to comment on some of the issues and thechallenges employers can expect to face over the coming weeks or monthsDebbie Jones, vice-president business infrastructure at satellitecommunication specialist Inmarsat, said the conflict would put employers undereven more pressure to manage issues such as productivity, business travel andwork-life balance. Jones believes the war could have an impact on productivity as,subconsciously, people start to reassess their values. “I think there will be a greater emphasis on work-life balance. Peoplewill increasingly start thinking about how long they have got left and whatlife is about,” she said. However, Jones also predicted that for some staff career plans andappraisals will become even more important. She explained: “The other side of the coin is that some people will bedetermined to make the most of their time at work by valuing their careers andtrying to get on.” Jones said her company was assessing how much business travel was essentialand had invested in information services that give on the ground updates on thesafety of certain locations. “We have a lot of people going abroad and we have to decide what issafe and essential. The amount of business travel will slow up enormously andthe situation could also be the push needed to really encourage employers torely on video-conferencing much more.” Jones said the company has drawn on the experience of its staff withmilitary backgrounds to ensure internal communication on safety and securityissues is done in such a way that it does not alarm or alienate employees froma wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Rebecca Harding, chief economist at The Work Foundation, is advisingemployers to wait and see how events unfold before making any major strategicdecisions. She does not think employers will be forced to make large-scale redundanciesunless a drawn out conflict leads to a fall in consumer demand combined with afurther decline in share prices. “If there is a short conflict, it could provide a boost to aggregatedemand, but if there is a long, drawn-out battle with significant loss of lifeit could be a disaster. “Companies will not want to carry on investing in physical or humancapital when there is such uncertainty,” she said. “Organisations tend to cut research and development budgets first, thenthe HR budget, beginning with the development side of things.” Harding believes that any conflict would mask fundamental flaws in theeconomy such as creeping inflation, as well as on-going problems in transport,health and education. Graeme Leach, chief economist at the Institute of Directors (IoD),said the duration of the war would have a critical impact on the fortunes ofemployers in the UK. If the conflict is a short one, Leach predicts that employers will be ableto proceed with investment plans in an improving economic climate that would beboosted by falling oil prices. However, if the war continues into the second half of the year, the UK couldface a recession. “From the IoD’s business opinion survey it is clear that companies haveput their investment and employment plans on hold because of the uncertainty. Iwould think that employers would feel confident enough to proceed with theirinvestment plans if the war turns out to be a short one,” he said. “If it becomes drawn out oil prices will rise much higher, profitmargins will be squeezed and companies will start to think about their headcount.” Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary elect, anticipates that someorganisations will use the conflict as an opportunity to make redundancies. “Any war is bound to have an effect on the world economy, as well asindividual companies. However, we are braced for war, and even the threat ofwar, to be used as an excuse for bad economic news. We confidently expect atleast some redundancies – even if they have been planned for months – to be putdown to events in the Middle East, even where there is only the most tenuousconnection.” Barber said companies should resist the temptation to make redundancies inthe short term as he is optimistic that the UK’s economy and company shareprices will quickly recover once the conflict has been resolved. “There is every possibility that conflict will be relatively short andwe could all be bouncing back in the near future,” he said. Barber urged companies to work with union and staff representatives to resolveproblems arising from the conflict. “Management through rapid external change is by far the hardestchallenge for any organisation. Partnership is likely to be the most usefulpart of any management tool kit,” he added. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, predicts that employerswill only be forced into making tough decisions on cost cutting and possibleredundancies if the war with Iraq becomes a drawn out conflict. “Other than sharing in the obvious humanitarian concern, a short sharpwar would barely make any difference to the day-to-day pressures already facingHR practitioners in difficult economic times. Only HR managers in organisationsemploying significant numbers of military reservists – where temporaryreplacements will need to be found for any staff called up for duty – arelikely to be hard pressed directly as a result the conflict.” However, according to Philpott, the situation would be very different ifSaddam Hussein cannot be overthrown quickly, with economic uncertainty fuelledby rising oil prices. “The longer the campaign, the greater the likely negative impact onconsumer and investment spending, especially if terrorists opposed to Anglo-USmilitary intervention in the Gulf try to take the battle to British and Americanshopping malls, leisure complexes and transport networks,” he said. “In these circumstances, HR practitioners would be under greaterpressure to help organisations reduce staff costs while at the same timepreserving staff morale, motivation and commitment. HR would thus take on a keyrole on the home front of war, guiding organisations. “Security and surveillance would also be growing concerns.” Paul Sanchez, worldwide partner at Mercer Human Resource Consulting,urged employers to ensure they put an even greater emphasis on communicatingwith staff during the war with Iraq. Sanchez said staff morale and productivity is much more likely to be sustainedif employers keep staff informed over changes being made to the business as aresult of the conflict. “There may be a real threat of terrorism or hostilities affecting thesafety of staff or disrupting sales and operations. Or the continuing economicdownturn may impact on performance, with issues of organisational restructuringand redundancies needing to be addressed,” he said. “Whatever thescenario, a communication vacuum can only work to the disadvantage of theorganisation, its employees and even its customers. “Human Resources together with corporate communications bear primeresponsibility for crafting a coherent communication strategy, creating keymessages and ensuring there are efficient and effective ways to get thisinformation to employees in a timely way.” last_img read more

NBA legend Kobe Bryant explains why he kept his tap dancing a secret

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDavid Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant revealed that although he once took up tap dancing to improve his skills, the NBA star said he felt forced to keep it a secret.Bryant spoke out about his secret lessons in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, when the late-night host asked him if he had any celebrity friends who might surprise his fans.“Surprised? I don’t know. Maybe not surprised, but, you know, recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time with Debbie Allen,” Bryant said, referring to his famous dance teacher.The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar said he began tapping in 2000 when he sprained an ankle during the NBA Finals. He said the tap lessons helped him recover, improved his endurance and even built up his strengthBut he still felt embarrassed.“Well, it was kept secret for obvious reasons,” Bryant said Tuesday, adding that he had to get customized size-14 tap shoes. “I had to get them made. I can’t go to a store and be like, ‘Yeah, I’ll take those size 14s. Tap.’”He said he doesn’t consider himself an “accomplished tapper,” but does think he had some potential.“[At one point,] I could, like, tell my feet to do this, and they would actually do that,” he said. “I walked into the studio, and it’s all these, like, 6-year-olds … and these kids are looking up at me like, what in the world? What’s this grown-ass man doing in here learning tap dance?”Bryant, who revealed the secret in his new bodycare book, said spoke out about it because thought it might help young athletes.In “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play,” Bryant said he reveals other secrets about the game, but the key is to teach athletes about the importance of holistic self-care.“We psych ourselves up too much,” he said. “If you try to talk yourself into, ‘This is a big moment, it’s a big shot,’ you’re putting a lot of pressure on yourself. You’ve shot that shot hundreds and thousands of times, just shoot another one. It’s like breathing. You do it so many times, you just do it again.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img October 24, 2018 /Sports News – National NBA legend Kobe Bryant explains why he kept his tap dancing a secretlast_img read more

PetroTal converts water disposal well to oil producer with uplift of 2,700 BOPD

first_imgTotal Bretaña field production is currently at 5,500 BOPD, with the BN 1XD still shut-in, allowing us to reach an August average production of 5,000 BOPD as expected Image: PetroTal converts water disposal well to oil producer with uplift of 2,700 BOPD. Photo: courtesy of Johannes Plenio from Pixabay. PetroTal has completed a new water disposal well, BN 95-2WD, and proved injection capacity, thus allowing the Company to recomplete BN 95-1W and make it an oil producer, BN 95-1.  Management expected the BN 95-1 to deliver initial uplift of 1,500-2,000 BOPD.  The initial production rate over the first seven days was 2,700 BOPD.  Management plans to provide more information on the BN 95-1 well at the end of August.  The Company has spud the BN 95-4 well, intended to be a horizontal completion into the Vivian formation.  The BN 95-4 well is expected to take 60 days to drill and complete, with a 500-meter lateral completion scheduled.Total Bretaña field production is currently at 5,500 BOPD, with the BN 1XD still shut-in, allowing us to reach an August average production of 5,000 BOPD as expected.  The central processing facilities to increase Bretaña’s total oil field production, expected to be commissioned in December, should bring total field production up to 10,000 BOPD by year-end with the successful drilling and completion of two additional oil development wells, the BN 95-4 and BN 95-5.Manolo Zuniga, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented:“Continued execution at Bretaña and stable production above 5,000 BOPD should give confidence to all stakeholders in our ability to unlock value.  The water disposal injectivity test rate of approximately 40,000 barrels of water per day shows just how permeable the Vivian formation is.  It also allows us to optimize our capital budget and push our next water disposal well to next year, allowing us to focus on oil producing wells in next year’s capital budget.  The operations team continue to do an outstanding job.The re-completion of BN 95-1W into an oil producer, at a capital cost of approximately $2.3 million, provides a payout in less than 30 days and is an excellent example of capital efficiency.  With current production of 5,500 BOPD, we expect to meet our quarterly target of 5,000 BOPD for the third quarter.  We have spud the BN 95-4 well and we are hopeful that this scheduled horizontal completion, with new technology to keep water cuts at lower levels during the initial months, will add to the existing production base, as well as provide valuable information to evaluate reserves at year-end 2019.”Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Home Office given leave to appeal against High Court’s Right to Rent judgement

first_imgHome » News » Home Office given leave to appeal against High Court’s Right to Rent judgement previous nextRegulation & LawHome Office given leave to appeal against High Court’s Right to Rent judgementThe government is to attempt to overturn the decision in the Court of Appeal a week after Right to Rent was criticised by a judge because it had lead to discrimination.Nigel Lewis6th March 201902,274 Views The Home Office has been granted permission to appeal against last week’s Hight Court ruling on Right to Rent.After months of evidence from many organisations including the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Mr Justice Martin Spencer ruled that the scheme breaks the European Convention on Human Rights because it leads to discrimination against non-UK nationals living in the UK and British ethnic minorities.But in a statement made yesterday by Caroline Nokes, the Minister of State for Immigration, the Home Office rejected the judge’s findings, said it was disappointed by the ruling and that it would now fight it out in the Court of Appeal.“In the meantime, the provisions passed by this House in 2014 remain in force,” the statement by Nokes (pictured, above) said.“There are no immediate changes to the operation of the policy. Landlords and letting agents are still obliged to conduct Right to Rent checks as required in legislation.“The law was and remains absolutely clear that discriminatory treatment on the part of anyone carrying out these checks is unlawful. And the Right to Rent legislation provides for a Code of Practice which sets out what landlords are expected to do.”WindrushBut the Minister also referred to one of the main reasons why the Judicial Review of Right to Rent was so scathing; the treatment of those who arrived from the Caribbean during the 1950s onwards, known as the Windrush generation.A review of this is under way lead by independent advisor Wendy Williams. Nokes said that: “The review is identifying the key legislative, policy and operational failures which resulted in members of the Windrush generation becoming entangled in measures designed for illegal immigrants”.High court Right to Rent Caroline Nokes Court of Appeal Windrush March 6, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Warships from EUNAVFOR, NATO and Russian Navies Exercise Together

first_img View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Naval View post tag: together February 3, 2012 View post tag: Navies On 31 January 2012, the EUNAVFOR flagship ESPS PATIÑO conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with the NATO Flagship TGN GIRESUN watched by Russian observers before the exercise was repeated by the Russian Flagship Admiral Tributs with the Russian Fleet Tanker Pechenga with NATO and EU NAVFOR observers embarked.During the morning, the EU NAVFOR and NATO ships demonstrated to several Russian observers on-board the two Flagships a RAS manoeuvre where the ships steer parallel courses only 40 – 50 metres apart while passing fuel between the ships. In the afternoon, the same challenging seamanship exercise was performed by the Russian Task Force units, this time watched by EU NAVFOR and NATO observers.The exercise was coordinated to improve the interoperability among ships from different forces that operate in the Horn of Africa countering Somali pirates.During the exercise, all observers had the opportunity not only to discuss this type of underway replenishment manoeuvres, but share their experience and views regarding the counter-piracy operations and the necessity for protecting World Food Programme shipping and the merchant shipping community in general. Following the exercise all those involved agreed that they were much better aware of the differences between the procedures which will greatly improve the support able to be offered between all the ships of the multi-National forces in the region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 03, 2012; Image: eunavfor Share this article View post tag: Warships Training & Educationcenter_img Warships from EUNAVFOR, NATO and Russian Navies Exercise Together View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Warships from EUNAVFOR, NATO and Russian Navies Exercise Together View post tag: Russian View post tag: NATO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Exerciselast_img read more

Andrew Smith

first_imgSir, Andrew Smith claims to have been ‘disappointed’ at the cancellation of yet another meeting at which he was due to actually interact with his constituents (‘MP fears attack’, 2 May). If he was so disappointed, then perhaps he could explain why he has consistently refused to accept an invitation put forward by the East Oxford Stop the War Coalition to debate the issues surrounding Labour’s foreign policy. Is it, perhaps, because he is worried that in any forum where he would actually have to face debate (rather than the same tired New Labour monologue), he would lose? I suspect Andrew Smith is fully aware that he and his party have lost any claim on principle they might once have possessed. His contempt for his East Oxford constituents is just another symptom of the arrogance of New Labour. Yours, Matt Sellwood, Green Party StudentsARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more