Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgAbsa Bank Kenya Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

CGM House

first_imgSave this picture!© Ricardo Torrejon+ 52 Share Area:  310 m² Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRicardo TorrejónOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLimacheHousesWoodChilePublished on June 25, 2012Cite: “CGM House” 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CGM 住宅 /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 CopyHouses•Limache, Chile 2012 CGM HouseSave this projectSaveCGM House Houses 2012 “COPY” CGM House photographs:  Joaquin VelascoPhotographs:  via Ricardo Torrejón, Joaquin VelascoProgramThe main challenge of this house was making a ‘primary residence’ compatible with the context and environment of a ‘vacation house’. There were two basic requests at the beginning of the design process:Save this picture!© Ricardo Torrejon The house should be able to facilitate an intense social life with relatives and friends, adults and kids. At the same time, it has to be able to house ordinary family life, with all the intimacy and privacy that involves. Save this picture!ground floor planThis lead to the basic design form: Independent volumes (not just independent rooms) housing the different aspects of the program which can be easily isolated at every moment from the rest of the house: 1. Parents, 2. Common Spaces, 3. Children, 4. Service.LocationSave this picture!© Joaquin Velasco‘Hacienda Los Aromos’ is a private urbanization 20 Km away from the central Chilean coast. The lots spread along the peninsula, surrounded by the ‘Embalse Los Aromos’, a regional water reservoir, which is also used for recreational purposes.The building site is a 5.000 sqm, continuous 30° slopped lot, facing east, with great views towards the local mountains and over the reservoir. The first step was to build a large platform by means of a zigzag concrete retaining wall, which provides resistance but also allows oriented views.Save this picture!© Joaquin VelascoFormThe general layout is a sort of hamlet. The volumes articulate each other, facing different directions and generating consolidated exterior fragments, which are sun shaded and protected from the coastal winds that rise in the afternoons. These exterior fragments work as a small urban space in between volumes (tall enough to shape them) where terraces and balconies converge, absorbing the extra density of guests and visits.Save this picture!section 05The 3 main volumes are similar geometrically, with lofty spaces and upper terraces. But the internal configuration varies in each case. What we intended was a ‘theme and variations’ exercise.Save this picture!© Ricardo TorrejonMaterialOn principle, the house was ‘made in place’. We almost did not use ‘products’ but only ‘materials’. It was planned to sustain significant abuse, so it would ‘age’ and not merely be ‘ruined’ over the time.Save this picture!© Ricardo TorrejonWe found about 40m3 recycled 2’’ red oak from demolitions nearby. The wood was scraped off and used primarily as the outer covering of exterior ventilated walls. The best pieces were used in the interior as exposed timber and upper level flooring. With the shorter ones we made stairs, interior veneer, doors, guardrails, and kitchen and bathrooms countertops. The rest was used in the service area, fences and landscaping. And debris was used as firewood.Save this picture!section 06Lower level paving runs all along the house, even in the kitchen and bathrooms, and is made out of polished quartz stained concrete.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: NA House by Sou Fujimoto ArchitectsArticlesMusée de la Romanité / Elizabeth de PortzamparcArticles Share Year:  Architects: Ricardo Torrejón Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

GMG House / Pedro Gadanho

first_img Year:  Portugal GMG House / Pedro Gadanho Photographs Year:  Architects: Pedro Gadanho Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The man whose head in fact exploded captured the meager and eager attention of local and regional sensationalist tabloids in the early eighties. He was an unbeknownst artist, until he alleged that he had been a minimalist, a conceptualist and a pop artist, all simultaneously, and before their due time. His wonderful and frightening story gained him a place in the history of alternative pop music around 1982. As the song that immortalized him went, “the scriptwriter would follow him around, the soap opera writer would follow him around, and use his jewels for t.v. prime time.”Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAs he confided to his pub companion Jim Ballard, by the age of 12 he asked his father to build him a giant version of the pills he took for epilepsy so as to remind him of ever-eminent seizures. This he installed in one corner of his room, later to be converted in one of his many custom-made toilets. The expanded object was cast against a large polyhedral suitcase that he used as a fit-in-wardrobe-cum-miniature-museum for his earlier sculptural upshots. This was the beginning of a strange universe that unfurled inside an otherwise unremarkable late 19th century townhouse.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPeople passed the street where his house anonymously sat and remained unaware of the strange experiences conducted inside. He made large things that he installed in manically chosen spots according to his growing imaginary needs. He duplicated stairwells and created whole new floors. He excavated new underground rooms and created a thin, long swimming pool. He turned rooms into amphitheaters that would then be transformed in libraries. He converted empty elevator shafts into monstrous one-string guitars. He replicated spaces into ghostly, endless perspectives.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGHe assassinated typologies and resuscitated them again in new hybrid forms. He welded the old into the new, and the weird into the ordinary. For his tiny, absurd thinking space he erected a high seating structure in a corridor, by a high small window. The awkward shaped hole belonged both in long gone space-age scenarios and in retro-futuristic German expressionist dramas. This was the place where he would keep his thoughts warm. He famously claimed that David Lynch invented the obnoxious Radiator Lady after he visited him in the mid-seventies while he was crouching in this little studio of his.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe man whose head expanded felt no need to ever leave his laboratory. He rarely entertained. The last time he let anyone photograph his domain, the house was still fairly vacant. As the legend goes, he went on to build so many objects that the house became impenetrable and labyrinth-like. He kept changing spaces until they became twisted and Piranesian. The house was to be filled with his entire repertoire, until his head could no longer contain the cancerous proliferation of his ideas. Just before he died, the man whose head expanded thought he should have sued David Lynch, Damien Hirst, and Mark E. Smith.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPink Flamingo / Stephane MaupinSelected ProjectsHouse in Ofuna / LEVEL ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 2010 Houses GMG House / Pedro GadanhoSave this projectSaveGMG House / Pedro Gadanho ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Torres Vedras, Portugal Projects Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 40 Share CopyAbout this officePedro GadanhoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorres VedrasHousesPortugalPublished on June 25, 2013Cite: “GMG House / Pedro Gadanho” 25 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Northern Ireland people “most generous”

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 January 2010 | News  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Northern Ireland people “most generous” A survey by Investec Private Bank reports that people in Northern Ireland were the most likely to give money to charity in the UK during 2009. People in Yorkshire and Humberside were the least likely.The survey for the bank by Research Plus questioned 2,102 people during December.Twenty per cent said they had given less to charity compared to 2008, although 11% said they had given more than the previous year. Overall though the survey indicated that donations to charity across the UK had fallen by 10%.The Bank estimated that this means that £5.3 billion was donated to charities during the 2009, £574 million less than in 2008.www.investec.comlast_img read more

Injury-plagued Fisher transferring from TCU

first_imgBenton McDonald Benton McDonald Previous articleShutdown nears 30-day markNext articleStudent arrested on security breach charge Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Benton McDonald Facebook Fisher will finish his career as a Horned Frog averaging 10.9 points and a 42 percent clip from long range. Fisher is still enrolled in classes at TCU this semester. He will continue to receive regular medical treatment on campus. “We’re supporting him in every way possible whatever that decision may be,” said Dixon. “His intent is to finish class this spring and see if he can play elsewhere.” Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams TCU guard Jaylen Fisher was the No. 34 player in the nation when he came to TCU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto printTCU guard Jaylen Fisher was the No. 34 player in the nation when he came to TCU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The highest rated recruit to ever suit up for the Horned Frogs basketball team is transferring.Jaylen Fisher, a dynamic inside and outside scorer, will miss the rest of the season and then leave the program, the team announced Thursday. Fisher missed the second half of last season after tearing his meniscus in practice and had arthroscopic surgery in September. “Obviously we haven’t had him for a while, he’s been in and out for really three years,” said head coach Jamie Dixon on this week’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference. “It’s something we’ve always known was a possibility given the history, the sheer number of surgeries.”Dixon said Fisher has had six total surgeries in the last three years, five at TCU and one in high school. He has had three operations on his right knee in the last 12 months.He appeared in nine games this season but has been out since Christmas with a right knee injury. TCU has played redshirt freshman guard RJ Nembhard in his place, as well as getting true freshman point guard Kendric Davis more minutes. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Twitter + posts center_img Benton McDonald Twitter Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonald World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuitlast_img read more

Do Internet companies need to be regulated to ensure they respect free expression?

first_img News January 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Do Internet companies need to be regulated to ensure they respect free expression? United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News April 28, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts Organisation The recent case of Microsoft closing down a journalist’s blog under pressure from the Chinese authorities once again shows that some Internet sector companies do not respect freedom of expression when operating in repressive countries. Reporters Without Borders proposes six concrete ways to make these companies behave ethically. ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: Reporters Without Borders’ proposalsTo support this initiative, Sign the petitionThe recent case of Microsoft closing down a journalist’s blog under pressure from the Chinese authorities once again shows that some Internet sector companies do not respect freedom of expression when operating in repressive countries. Reporters Without Borders proposes six concrete ways to make these companies behave ethically. These recommendations are addressed to the US government and US legislators because all the companies named in this document are based in the United States. Nonetheless, they concern all democratic countries and have therefore been sent to European Union officials and to the Secretary General of the OECD as well.BackgroundReporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the ethical lapses displayed by certain Internet sector companies when operating in repressive countries. Here are some examples that have caused us particular concern:- Since 2002, Yahoo! has agreed to censor the results of the Chinese version of its search engine in accordance with a blacklist provide by the Chinese government. Reporters Without Borders also recently proved that Yahoo! helped the Chinese police identify and then convict a journalist who was criticising human rights abuses in China. The e-mail servers of Yahoo!’s Chinese division are located inside China.- Microsoft censors the Chinese version of its MSN Spaces blog tool. You cannot enter search strings such as “democracy” or “human rights in China” or “capitalism” as they are automatically rejected by the system. Microsoft also closed down a Chinese journalist’s blog following pressure from the government in Beijing. This blog was hosted on servers located in the United States.- All sources of news and information that are censored in China have been withdrawn by Google from the Chinese version of its news search engine, Google News.- Secure Computing has sold Tunisia technology that allows it to censor independent news and information websites such as the Reporters Without Borders one.- Fortinet has sold the same kind of software to Burma.- Cisco Systems has marketed equipment specifically designed to make it easier for the Chinese police to carry out surveillance of electronic communications. Cisco is also suspected of giving Chinese engineers training in how to use its products to censor the Internet.We believe these practices violate the right to freedom of expression as defined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed by the United Nations when it was founded and which is supposed to apply to everyone, including business corporations. Furthermore, such ethical failings on the part of American companies damage the image of the Unites States abroad.Our previous initiativesReporters Without Borders has written to the chief executives of several corporations since 2002 proposing an exchange of ideas on this issue. None of our letters have been answered. We have also tried to alert the shareholders of these companies through investment funds. We presented a joint statement on 7 November in New York in which 25 investment firms managing some 21 billion dollars in assets undertook to monitor the activities of Internet companies operating in repressive countries. Aside from Google, all the companies we approached refused to enter into a dialogue on this subject. We would therefore now like the American people’s elected representatives and the Department of State to formally take up this issue.The initiativeReporters Without Borders is convinced that a law regulating the activities of Internet companies should only be drafted as a last resort, and we therefore recommend a two-step approach. Initially, a group of congressmen should formally ask Internet corporations to reach an agreement among themselves on a code of conduct that includes the recommendations we make at the end of this document. The companies would be urged to use the help of organisations specialised in freedom of expression in drafting the document. The request would include a deadline for the companies to submit their draft code of conduct to the congressmen concerned.In the event that no satisfactory code of conduct has been drawn up when the deadline expires, or the proposed code has not been accepted by a sufficient number of representative companies, the congressmen would set about drafting a law that would aim to ensure that US companies respect freedom of expression when they are operating in repressive countries and elsewhere.Reporters Without Borders’ proposalsWe have listed our recommendations according to the type of service or equipment marketed by Internet companies:- E-mail services:No US company would be allowed to host e-mail servers within a repressive country*. So, if the authorities of a repressive country want personal information about the user of a US company’s e-mail service, they would have to request it under a procedure supervised by US.- Search engines:Search engines would not be allowed to incorporate automatic filters that censor “protected” words. The list of “protected” keywords such as “democracy” or “human rights” should be appended to the law or code of conduct.- Content hosts (websites, blogs, discussion forums etc)US companies would not be allowed to locate their host servers within repressive countries. If the authorities of a repressive country desire the closure of a publication hosted by a US company, they would have to request it under a procedure supervised by the US judicial authorities. Like search engines, content hosts would not be allowed to incorporate automatic filters that censor “protected” key-words. – Internet censorship technologiesReporters Without Borders proposes two options:Option a: US companies would no longer be permitted to sell Internet censorship software to repressive states.Option b: They would still be able to market this type of software but it will have to incorporate a list of “protected” keywords that are rendered technically impossible to censor.- Internet surveillance technology and equipmentUS companies would have to obtain the express permission of the Department of Commerce in order to sell to a repressive country any technology or equipment which can be used to intercept electronic communications or which is specifically designed to assist the authorities in monitoring Internet users.- TrainingUS companies would have to obtain the express permission of the Department of Commerce before providing any programme of training in Internet surveillance and censorship techniques in a repressive country.* A list of countries that repress freedom of expression would be drawn up on the basis of documents provided by the US State Department and would be appended to the code of conduct or law that is adopted. This list would be regularly updated.Note: The purpose of these recommendations is to protect freedom of expression. They in no way aim to restrict the necessary cooperation between governments in their efforts to combat terrorism, paedophilia and cyber-crime.To support this initiative, Sign the petition Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Just released from Raiders, Bruce Irvin heads to hometown Falcons

first_imgNovember 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Just released from Raiders, Bruce Irvin heads to hometown Falcons Man it’s time! You can’t put a price on the chance for me to play for my people and city! It’s bigger than money!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) November 7, 2018Irvin’s deal with Atlanta also reunites him with his former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who now leads the Falcons as head coach. The hope, according to the Falcons’ website, is that Irvin can help improve Atlanta’s struggling pass rush.“We know exactly how Bruce with fit into our team on the field, and just as importantly into our locker room,” Quinn told the Falcons’ website.  He added, “He will add to our rotation along the defensive line, while adding to our pass rush.”Quinn said he looks forward to “getting [Quinn] on the field as soon as possible.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The Oakland Raiders released Bruce Irvin less than one week ago, and now he’s confirmed his decision to head home to Atlanta. On Wednesday, Irvin, 31, signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.Neither the team nor Irvin revealed the financial details of the deal, but Irvin told ESPN he passed up more lucrative offers for the chance to play for Atlanta.“This was a dream [come] true. The Patriots and Steelers offered more money, but being able to play for my city and my people — just can’t put a price on that,” Irvin told ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.The former first-round draft pick posted a similar statement on his Twitter account.last_img read more

Vanessa Bryant ‘devastated’ over report that photos of crash site were shared: Lawyer

first_imgMarch 1, 2020 /Sports News – National Vanessa Bryant ‘devastated’ over report that photos of crash site were shared: Lawyer Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonato Sardella/Getty Images for EIF(LOS ANGELES) — Vanessa Bryant is “devastated” over a report that deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shared graphic photos from the crash scene that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and seven others, her lawyer said in a statement.Two public safety sources with knowledge of the events told the Los Angeles Times that the sharing of the photos, which included the crash scene and images of the victims’ remains, was a topic among first responders in the days after the crash.In addition, one source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the allegations, said he saw one of the photos on the phone of another official in a setting that was not related to the crash, the newspaper reported.The nine victims died on Jan. 26 after the helicopter they were in crashed into a steep hillside in Calabasas while en route to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.Bryant’s attorney, Gary Robb, released a statement early Sunday morning that said the widow is “absolutely devastated” by the allegations.On the day of the crash, Vanessa Bryant went to the sheriff’s office to request that the area be designated a no-fly zone to protect the scene from photographers, according to the statement.“This was of critical importance to her as she desired to protect the dignity of all the victims, and their families,” Robb said. “At that time, Sheriff Alex Villanueva assured us all measures would be put in place to protect the families’ privacy, and it is our understanding that he has worked hard to honor those requests.”Robb described the allegations as “an unspeakable violation of human decency, respect, and of the privacy rights of the victims and their families” and demanded that those involved “face the harshest possible discipline, and that their identities be brought to light, to ensure that the photos are not further disseminated.”“First responders should be trustworthy,” the statement read. “It is inexcusable and deplorable that some deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s substation, other surrounding substations and LAFD would allegedly breach their duty.”On Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that an investigation had been launched into the allegations in the report.“The Sheriff is deeply disturbed at the thought deputies could allegedly engage in such an insensitive act,” the statement read. “A thorough investigation will be conducted by the Department, with the number one priority of protecting the dignity and privacy of the victims and their families.”Last week, Vanessa Bryant delivered a touching eulogy during the “Celebration of Life” memorial service held for her husband and daughter at the Staples Center, where she shared intimate details about their lives as a family and what she’ll miss most about her loved ones.“They were so full of joy and adventure,” she said. “God knew they couldn’t be on this earth without each other. He had to bring them home to him together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi. And I got Nani, B.B. and Koko. We’re still the best team.”On the same day as the memorial, Vanessa Bryant’s attorneys submitted a wrongful death complaint against the helicopter company that operated the flight that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and seven others.The Los Angeles County Superior Court will determine whether to officially file the complaint once it has been reviewed. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Warships Simulate Attack on Al Basrah Terminal

first_img View post tag: Persian Gulf View post tag: HMS Penzance View post tag: Naval The crew of HMS Penzance have tested navies safeguarding the Persian Gulf in an all-action exercise to attack one of Iraq’s crucial oil platforms.The minehunter joined American and Iraqi warships, and an Apache gunship, trying to wreak havoc at the northern tip of the Gulf by launching a mock attack on shipping around the Al Basrah terminal.The platform is one of two off the Al Faw peninsula and is used by tankers from around the world who fill their holds with oil from Iraq.At the peak of output, the two platforms have been responsible for generating more than four-fifths of Iraq’s national income.Given their importance the two structures are heavily protected.The Royal Navy spent nearly a decade shielding them while the post-Saddam Iraqi Navy was built up and took over the mission, known as maritime infrastructure protection, four years ago.The Iraqis conduct regular training to ensure the platforms are safe, but the combined three-nation exercise raised the stakes considerably, and gave Penzance a chance to play a role far removed from her normal minehunting duties.Among the various serials played out the ship, which is based in Bahrain for three years, was attacking the support ship RFA Cardigan Bay with US and Iraqi ships and an Apache hovering overhead.This was all played out while the head of Iraq’s Navy Vice Admiral Ali Hussein Ali Al-Rubaye observed the proceedings.As part of the exercise, the minehunter hosted Vice Admiral Ali and several Iraqi sailors.Directing the Royal Navy’s input in the training exercise was Commander Tim Davey, in charge of all four of Britain’s minehunters based in Bahrain, from Cardigan Bay, which normally acts as their command and mother ship. He and his force have now resumed more regular duties, helping to maintain freedom of navigation in the Gulf and throughout the Middle East.[mappress mapid=”14926″]Press release, Image: Royal Navy Authorities Warships Simulate Attack on Al Basrah Terminal View post tag: Al Basrah January 21, 2015 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Warships Simulate Attack on Al Basrah Terminal View post tag: middle east View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Simulate View post tag: Warships View post tag: Terminal View post tag: attacklast_img read more

Parking meters roll out on Washington, Hudson streets in Hoboken

first_img× HOBOKEN — Parking meter machines have just begun to be installed in uptown Hoboken on Washington and Hudson Streets. The City Council approved the project last June.The machines will be operational “sometime in early 2017,” according to city spokesman Juan Melli. “Plenty of notice will be provided to the public before they are in effect,” he said.The meters are for motorists without parking permits and will cost $1 per hour for a maximum of four hours. Those with visitor, employee or resident permits do not have to pay.last_img read more