UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys

first_img View post tag: Defence UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy May 28, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Lancastercenter_img View post tag: HMS View post tag: Deploys Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Lancaster Deploys Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster left Portsmouth today (Tuesday 28 May) for a six month deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean.The Atlantic Patrol will provide a challenging deployment for the ship, where she is scheduled to undertake a range of tasks across the region in support of British interests. Her tasking will focus on the reassurance and security of the British Overseas territories, the provision of humanitarian aid and disaster relief during the core hurricane season and counter narcotic operations with partner nations.During the six-month deployment Lancaster, affectionately nicknamed the Queen’s Frigate after her sponsor Her Majesty the Queen, will visit all six of the British Overseas Territories in the region as well as numerous Commonwealth and Caribbean countries in order to conduct regional defence engagement. These visits will provide the opportunity to train with other navies as well as demonstrate the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to the region.In between visits, Lancaster will be conducting counter narcotics patrols in conjunction with the US Coast Guard but will remain at high readiness throughout the deployment to provide support and life-saving assistance in the wake of a hurricane or other natural disaster.HMS Lancaster’s Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Moorhouse, said:“I am extremely proud of my ship’s company who have worked tirelessly over the last 18 months regenerating Lancaster from refit and preparing her for this demanding deployment. After months of rigorous training, Lancaster is ready to take her place on the front line of naval operations. Although working primarily in the Caribbean region with a wide range of island partners and South and Central American nations, we will, in the best traditions of the Royal Navy, be ready to respond to whatever challenges may arise over the next six months.”Able Seaman Henry Bowyer said: “I am looking forward to deployment, particularly because this is my first taste of overseas operations and a chance to do my job to its full potential. In addition I am looking forward to exploring new places and experiencing new cultures especially the ones in the sunshine!”The deployment is Lancaster’s first since an extensive refit in 2011/12. Upgrades included the latest version of the Seawolf missile defence system as well as a new flight deck. Following this the ship undertook an extensive build-up to deployment, where she was thoroughly trained and assessed for every eventuality by the world’s premier naval training organisation, Flag Officer Sea Training.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic Training & Educationlast_img read more

Violent Deaths of Youth Increase in Honduras

first_imgBy Dialogo February 04, 2013 Violent deaths of young people under the age of 23 have increased in Honduras during the three years of Porfirio Lobo’s government, compared to former administrations, Casa Alianza, a non-governmental organization for the protection of children, reported on January 31. “During the 35 months (January 2010-December 2012) in the current administration of Porfirio Lobo, 2,782 deaths of young people in that age group have been reported”, the institution said in a 41 page statement. Casa Alianza, which started operations in Honduras in February 1998, has counted 8,005 executions of youngsters under the age of 23 as a result of a monthly based mass media monitoring. While in 1998 the rate was of 44.44 cases per month, during the current administration it climbed up to 79.48. “It can be seen that the monthly rate of violent deaths and/or executions of children and young people in Honduras are progressively increasing,” said the report. Only in December 2012, 80 young people under 23 died, of which 20 were children between 0 and 17 years old (25%), and 60 were between 18 and 23 (75%). A firearm was used in 87% of cases, and a knife or similar weapon in 7% of cases. According to the organization, “there is an execution pattern in cases where the corpses were found with signs of torture, shots in the head and torso, tied by the hands and feet, wrapped in sheets, heads in plastic bags and scotch tape, neck and shoulder wounds, dismembered corpses inside bags or left by some river or ravine.” Honduras is facing a wave of crime by which the country ranks first in homicides worldwide, with 92 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations.last_img read more

KISS your strategic planning hello…

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Here we are in late August. Our favorite TV shows are in reruns or have been replaced by a Steve Harvey game show. It is too hot to ride motorcycles or do almost anything else during daylight hours. It is the time of year when credit union leaders may start scrambling to figure out what must be done to achieve current year goals. AND, it is already time to regroup and begin thinking about next year.I apologize, about now you are probably seeing an article or blog about planning with every turn of the page… oops, please excuse me, I’m old… with every click of the mouse, but I am going to add a personal insight to the babble.The end of August means that 2017 is 2/3 over – just four more months until the annual year-end reconciliation. If you are good / lucky (choose either or both), your credit union is 2/3 or more on the way to completing 2017 initiatives and goals. If you are not on track you may be wondering why.For several years now I have been privileged to assist credit unions with strategic planning and plan execution using a form of the Balanced Scorecard[1]. In case you are not familiar with the “BSC,” it is a methodology to map strategy and manage deployment of initiatives. For organizations with multiple priorities, the “Scorecard” provides structure to assign responsibilities, measures and goals, and track performance, thereby creating a formal structure to monitor plan deployment. In my opinion, the Balanced Scorecard is a good tool. But, even a tool as good as the Balanced Scorecard cannot add hours to the day. continue reading »last_img read more

Sheffield United star John Fleck shuts down Arsenal transfer speculation

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jan 2020 2:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link641Shares Comment Fleck scored a late equaliser at the Emirates earlier this month (Picture: Getty)However, in a video posted by Sheffield United’s official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon, Fleck shut down rumours of a possible switch to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We all thought you were leaving this morning,’ a voice in the clip told Fleck at Sheffield United’s training ground.Fleck rather emphatically replied: ‘Eh?! No chance!’’No chance!’ ❌Pretty emphatic response from John Fleck after being linked with Arsenal pic.twitter.com/mMqOXN0sCW— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) January 30, 2020 Sheffield United star John Fleck shuts down Arsenal transfer speculationcenter_img Advertisement John Fleck has rubbished rumours he could be joining Arsenal this January (Picture: Getty)John Fleck has reassured Sheffield United fans that he has no intention of leaving them to join Arsenal this January.The 28-year-old midfielder has had an impressive start to the campaign with the Blades, racking up five goals and two assists in the Premier League, and his eye-catching form is rumoured to have put the Gunners on alert.Last week, Football Insider suggested that Arsenal have been weighing up a £20million bid for Fleck. The report stated that an offer in this region could tempt Sheffield United into selling the Scotland international in the summer.It’s claimed Fleck’s team-mate, George Baldock, is also on Arsenal’s radar after a standout start to the season with the promoted side at right-back.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal completed a loan move for Flamengo’s Pablo Mari earlier this week and the north London club are expected to unveil Cedric Soares imminently.On Thursday afternoon, Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted that Soares may have played his last match for Southampton.Asked whether Kyle Walker-Peters’ arrival had opened the door to Soares leaving, the Southampton manager replied: ‘From our side, yes.‘The fact is that he’s out of contract in the summer. He is injured at the moment so it will take three or four weeks until he can play again.‘We had a good meeting two days ago. We didn’t speak about that. I was very positive with his development of his game in our shape, I could also imagine going longer with him but sometimes things change quickly in football.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHasenhuttl added: ‘For the club and for him it’s best and we say “Okay, if you want to leave, you only have two or three months on your contract and it’s better to go and we are concentrating on developing other players”.‘This is our way, this is our philosophy. We went this way for more than a year and see young players developing well.‘We have a few bright diamonds in our youth and we will have a lot of fun with them in the future and Kyle Walker-Peters can be one of them.’MORE: Wes Brown makes Bruno Fernandes admission after Manchester United’s clash with Manchester Citylast_img read more