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Tube staff to strike at 5pm today

first_img KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com COMMUTERS are facing severe disruptions to travel plans this evening as 10,000 London Underground (LU) staff launch a day of industrial action at 5pm. Transport for London (TfL) and Mayor Boris Johnson have pledged to keep the capital moving during the strike period, which is expected to last until 9pm tomorrow and affect all lines across the network. TfL will add 100 extra buses to busy routes and make available 10,000 more riverboat journeys on the Thames.Transport unions RMT and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), which represent the striking staff, are at odds with LU management over plans to axe up to 800 station staff. Talks to avert the action failed late last week. LU maintenance and engineering staff will be the first to leave their posts and will be followed by drivers, signallers, ticketing staff and operational managers four hours later. Further strikes are planned for 3 October, 2 November, and 28 November.Transport secretary Philip Hammond has called the strikes “bad for London”. He said: “At a time when public finances are under pressure any strike by tube workers will be seriously damaging.”Last night 200 Alstom-Metro staff went on strike. They maintain trains on the Jubilee and Northern Lines. whatsapp Tube staff to strike at 5pm today Sunday 5 September 2010 10:45 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ECB keeps liquidity flowing

first_img Share ECB keeps liquidity flowing whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULL whatsapp EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) president Jean-Claude Trichet emerged victorious from his skirmish with markets yesterday, as stocks stabilised and the euro gained on the back of ECB announcements. The ECB announced that it would continue its special liquidity programme that are keeping Europe’s banks out of default. However, the Bank dashed hopes that it would restart the bond-purchasing programme that it launched in May after the bailout of Greece. Trichet had raised expectations of further bond-buying by suggesting that the Bank was prepared to intervene in secondary bond markets, but no announcement was made on the subject during a much-anticipated press conference yesterday. But markets shook off the disappointment yesterday. The Eurostoxx 50 and the FTSE 100 both rose 2.2 per cent while the euro jumped to a high of $1.324 against the greenback. Banking stocks also gained: Barclays was up 2.6 per cent, Santander was up 5.1 per cent and BNP Paribas rose 1.5 per cent. Many of Europe’s banks have becoming heavily reliant on the ECB’s special liquidity scheme: its net lending was equal in value to seven per cent of Portuguese total bank assets and 1.9 per cent of Spanish total bank assets in October, according to Deutsche Bank. KCS-content Thursday 2 December 2010 8:55 pmlast_img read more

iGB Live! 2019: Day 2 round-up

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGB Live! 2019: Day 2 round-up Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 19th July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy Email Address Legal & compliance The second day of debate at iGB Live! saw panel discussions focus on how affiliates can make an impact in new markets. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The second day of debate at iGB Live! saw panel discussions focus on how affiliates can make an impact in new markets.In a session titled, “US Sportsbetting and Affiliates’ Place at the Table,” panelists discussed how to an affiliate may take advantage of the new US sports betting industry.Melissa Blau, director of iGaming Capital and lawyer David Gzesh both said it was important to meet the standards of the strictest states, as one rejected license can have consequences in other jurisdictions.“What can happen is you might get a license for New Jersey and Pennsylvania and then you get to Missouri and it’s denied,” Blau said. “The number one question is have you had a license denied or revoked before so that hurts every subsequent application. You have to aim for the highest standard.”Gzesh added: “If you get rejected in one place, that can come back and haunt you.”He explained that the complications of earning a license in every jurisdiction can make it more difficult for smaller affiliates to keep up.“It seems to be tilted towards what I call super-affiliates who have the resources to get licenses in state after state,” he said.Gavin Walters, director of business development for Gambling.com Group and Brean Wilkinson, product advisor for affiliate compliance solution Rightlander agreed that affiliates also need to understand that sports betting consumers in the US can’t be treated the same as players in other jurisdictions.“Don’t go in just assuming it’s going to be the same,” Wilkinson said. “There are all sorts of things around brand loyalty — players are much more loyal to their brands in the US.”Walters pointed out: “Although gambling hasn’t been legal, that doesn’t mean it’s not been happening.”Meanwhile, Alessandro Valente, Co-Founder of SuperAfiliados hosted a session titled “Braziliate Marketing: How to Find Your Place in Brazil’s iGaming Boom.”Valente said that the Brazilian people’s attitude towards institutions have shaped many of their expectations when it comes to gambling.“Brazil is quite a tricky market because there is a low level of credibility in institutions. They don’t trust politicians, they don’t trust the government, they don’t trust private companies and that can be very tricky,” he said. “Imagine a situation where all the gambling’s been run by the mafia until very recently, the customers start to ask questions like ‘If I win, will I get paid?’”Valenta also said that video could be an excellent way to appeal to Brazilian customers.“Video is massive. YouTubers are performing very well. I know YouTube is going down in some countries but in Brazil it’s massive and you can do things with a low production cost”“Text won’t be as useful here. Brazilians would rather watch something than read something.”Later Red Tiger Games prevailed in the iGB Live! Game to Watch contest. This saw a number of developers present newly launched titles to a judging panel, which debated their merits. Red Tiger’s Wild-Cats Multiline ultimately prevailed, selected by the judging panel of TAG Media’s Tom Galanis, Design Works Gaming chief executive Andy Harris and iGaming Business strategic development director Michael Caselli. Regions: LATAM US Brazillast_img read more

A question of timing

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Red Tiger chief executive Gavin Hamilton argues that NetEnt’s £200m deal for the slot specialist wasn’t a result of market forces. However, he adds, those forces mean it might have come at a perfect time.Red Tiger Gaming’s sale to NetEnt could easily have passed for a well-timed strategic move for the Isle of Man-based slots supplier.In a year dominated by mergers and acquisitions, both on the operator and the supplier side, Red Tiger’s decision to join a larger entity such as NetEnt seemed in line with market trends. The wave of consolidation sweeping the industry, coupled with increasingly tough competition in the slot development space, has already prompted many to strengthen through M&A.Red Tiger, however, has always been something of an outlier, capable of cutting through a crowded marketplace to reach consumers and emerge as a key partner for operators. Ultimately, chief executive Gavin Hamilton says, it was a case of its founder Nick Morn deciding to move on, rather than a reaction to market forces.But, Hamilton explains, that doesn’t mean the deal didn’t come at a convenient time for Red Tiger.“Timing wise though, it might just prove fortuitous because this trend is only going to accelerate rather than decelerate and I think we’ve found the best partner,” he says. “There were only a few of these deals that make sense and I would hate to be in the position two years down the line, three years down the line where we need to find a partner, coming late to that wave of consolidation.“It certainly wasn’t planned that way though, we just happened to come to an agreement with someone who delivers what we want, where we had the right chemistry between management teams.”Survival of the fittest To Hamilton, the approaching 2020s look likely to mean more regulation and more tax, meaning more pressure on Red Tiger’s clients. In that scenario, it’s survival of the fittest, and Hamilton said he believes larger scale can be crucial in coming out on top.“I believe that more taxes and more regulations will inevitably mean more pressure on margins at the operator level that will force operators to be more discerning about the suppliers they work with,” Hamilton explains. “You are going to see a greater move towards a smaller number of operators at the top end dealing with a smaller number of clients who are able to serve these complex markets. I believe we’re going to be winners out of that.“If I’m a big Tier One operator, I need to be in every market. I need to be in Italy, I need to be in Spain, I need to be in Denmark I need to be in Sweden, I need to be in the UK. It’s no longer acceptable to say, ‘Our games are not available in those territories.’ One mantra we’ve heard a lot is, ‘If you are not in all these markets, we have no interest in partnering with you. If we’re there you need to be there’. And our challenges in those markets are a lot easier as part of a bigger entity than on our own.”Hamilton points out that the idea of working with 30 different suppliers in 30 different jurisdictions is unsustainable.“The dot.com model, the one-size-fits-all model is not the way the world is going to look in a couple of years time.”Yet while scale was the primary factor, NetEnt still needed to distinguish itself from other big suppliers, especially as Hamilton notes that Red Tiger attracted plenty of interest.“The reality is that we’ve been a very high-growth business for the last couple of years and we’ve made a name for ourselves in the industry,” Hamilton says. “There have been plenty of approaches over the years. We were very clear about what we wanted to see from our potential partners but the conversations with NetEnt were just very easy.”Benefits of scale What Red Tiger were looking for in an acquirer, was one that would allow the company to keep its own identity while also letting Red Tiger see the benefits of scale.“I think from the outset, before the conversation even started, we had some ideas in mind of what would be important to us,” he continues. “Maintaining our brand’s identity, having autonomy over commercial relations, these were things we identified from a management perspective as important to us for us to be able to deliver our plan and execute our vision for the company but with access to their resources and scale.”They found this in NetEnt. Hamilton notes that the management teams shared a vision, with a clearly defined role for Red Tiger, something he says was particularly reassuring.The fact the two companies’ strengths lay in different areas made them perfect partners, he adds. From Red Tiger’s point of view, the markets of Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and the US are all appealing options post-acquisition.“We’re strong in markets that NetEnt’s historically been not so strong in,” he points out. “We have strong relationships with some customers that NetEnt haven’t. When you look at the two businesses they’re actually quite complementary.”As Red Tiger looks back on its five-year anniversary, Hamilton said the company has already seen plenty of shifts in the industry, culminating in the past year, in which it produced 36 games, up from 24 the previous year, and integrated more clients than the previous four years combined.If Hamilton’s predictions for the years to follow prove correct, he believes things might have fallen into place for Red Tiger to take advantage of the following five years.“These are the benefits of just being bigger,” Hamilton says. “In a world where more markets are regulated, the world’s becoming more complex and our operator clients are salivating, expecting their partners to be with them in every market that they’re in and locally relevant to their customers where that’s important. That requires a degree of scale to do that.” Email Address Topics: Casino & games Strategy Slots Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machinescenter_img Red Tiger chief executive Gavin Hamilton argues that NetEnt’s £200m deal for the slot specialist wasn’t a result of market forces. However, he adds, those forces mean it might have come at a perfect time. 30th October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter A question of timinglast_img read more

NSW inquiry finds Crown “unsuitable” for Barangaroo casino licence

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address After the inquiry began, Melco delayed purchasing the second tranche of shares in Crown, then ultimately pulled out, selling the tranche it had already acquired to private equity group Blackstone.  Additionally, the inquiry produced 19 recommendations for the New South Wales casino system as a whole. It said that Crown must complete a full audit of accounts, as well as a compliance audit. In addition, any Barangaroo licensee “must provide certification of the completion of appropriate AML/CTF education, supplemented annually”. The inquiry found evidence of money laundering, both through the accounts of subsidiaries owned by Crown and at Crown’s own facilities.  The report cited Crown’s “unjustified belief in itself” and “corporate arrogance” among its failings. This led to a lack of thorough investigation of serious claims against its business and an assumption that the claims must have been deceitful. However, it may still be able to operate the resort if it makes certain changes, including compliance and financial audits and an end to its dealings with junkets.  The inquiry also found Crown engaged with junket operators with alleged connections to organised crime without undertaking proper due diligence. Furthermore, it put employees at risk of harm in its promotion of gambling in Mainland China. This followed Asian gaming giant Melco agreeing to purchase a 19.99% stake in CPH Crown Holdings in May 2019 for approximately AUD$1.76bn (£981.9m/€1.06bn/US$1.19bn). Packer must also stop “remote maneuvering”, referring to his practice of effectively running the company despite not sitting on the Crown board. Crown’s board must also be restructured. The inquiry was intended to examine whether Crown was a “suitable” licensee for a new integrated resort at Barangaroo in Sydney, and if not, what changes would be required to make it suitable. It also looked into whether Melco was suitable for its status as a close associate and whether the deal was a breach of the Barangaroo licence. The inquiry also recommended the creation of an independent, dedicated, stand-alone, specialist casino regulator: The Independent Casino Commission (ICC). ICC approval will also be required for any holder of a 10% stake in a casino. However, in June 2020, the Authority announced that the inquiry would continue regardless, but would no longer examine Melco’s suitability as a close associate. The inquiry also recommended that Crown continue to avoid dealing with junkets unless they are licensed by the Authority. These cases included multiple deposits of just under the $10,000 reporting threshold in one day, and a customer for whom ASB bank requested more information regarding transactions worth $15m, which Crown failed to provide. Legal & compliance Having determined that Crown was not a suitable licensee, the inquiry said its problems “stem[med] from poor corporate governance, deficient risk management structures and processes and a poor corporate culture”. Owner James Packer was also found to have undue influence on the business given that he was not a director. This included Packer personally agreeing and executing the sale to Melco without approval from the board. In addition, Crown had worked with seven different junket operators whose owners or financiers had been accused of links to organised crime. The inquiry found Crown’s due diligence of these junket operators lacking. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The inquiry concluded that the evidence regarding money laundering alone was enough to determine that Crown was not a suitable holder of the Barangaroo licence. The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority formed the inquiry, led by former judge Patricia Bergin, in August 2019. Australian operator Crown Resorts has been deemed unsuitable to operate a casino at Barangaroo in central Sydney after the New South Wales Casino Inquiry found evidence that its facilities and accounts were used for money laundering. Regions: Oceania Australia Each casino operator must also have an “appropriately qualified” compliance auditor. 9th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle The operators’ directors were then unable to ensure the deal was not in breach of Crown’s Barangaroo licence. However, it may still be permitted to operate the venue if it institutes certain changes. The announcement gave rise to allegations about the businesses in the Australian press, which led to the Authority launching the inquiry. NSW inquiry finds Crown “unsuitable” for Barangaroo casino licence Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Social responsibility Casino regulation Land-based casino Legal Regulation “Crown recognises that there is a need for cultural change,” it said. “However this must come from within Crown rather than from some proposal to the Authority.” Tags: New South Wales Crown Resorts Melco Resorts & Entertainment James Packer The first of these was that the New South Wales Casino Control Act be amended to include an additional object of preventing money laundering. It also recommended the Act be amended to stop casino operators from dealing with junket operators.last_img read more

Bank Machine chooses 30 charities to benefit from ATM giving

first_imgBank Machine chooses 30 charities to benefit from ATM giving Ron Delnevo, managing director of Bank Machine, is confident that the scheme can raise millions of pounds for charities.Jim Swindells, the Stroke Association’s director of fundraising said: “The current economic climate has affected us like most other charities and the funds raised will help ensure we can reach out to and support many more people whose lives are affected by stroke.” The successful charities are:Northern England* Tram Shed Theatre Company* Northumberland Wildlife Trust* Impact Family services* People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)* Macmillan* Sue RyderSouthern England* Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children* Young Dementia UK* St Mungo’s* Naomi House and Jacksplace (Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust)* Anti-Slavery International* Woodland TrustNorthern Ireland* Age Northern Ireland* ECF Links* Mencap* Action on Hearing Loss* Samaritans* Make a Wish FoundationScotland* Down’s Syndrome Scotland* Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre* Visibility* Dyslexia Action* Marine Conservation Society* Stroke AssociationWales* Cardiff Foodbank* Llamau* Wales Air Ambulance* Whizz-Kidz* RSPB* Scopewww.bankmachine.com Tagged with: ATM giving corporate Technology Howard Lake | 22 October 2012 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Cash machine operator Bank Machine has announced the 30 charities that will benefit from its ATM Giving initiative.Users of the 4,000 or so machines across the UK will be given an option to donate money to one of the charities. The charities were selected from over 500 applications by an independent panel after the ATM Giving scheme was announced in October 2011.Each cashpoint will list six charity beneficiaries, with each region presenting six different charities. For example, the Stroke Association is listed on Bank Machine’s ATMs in Scotland. People can donate from £5 to £300. Advertisement  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Pasadena Man Who Killed His Stepmother in 1986 Admits to Slaying of Retired Doctor in East Los Angeles

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Timothy Chavira Image courtesy California Dept of Corrections and RehabilitationA Pasadena man who was released on parole less than three years ago for the fatal beating and stabbing of his stepmother in 1986 admitted Monday to stabbing and strangling a retired gynecologist in her East Los Angeles home last year, authorities said.Timothy Chavira, 57, pleaded guilty to murder for the Dec. 7, 2019, and also admitted the special curcumstance of having a prior murder conviction, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.“Chavira was immediately sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole as a result of the plea,” district attorney’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.He used a “sharp object” to stab Editha Cruz de Leon, 76, at her home in the 3900 block of North Van Horne Avenue in East Los Angeles, Santiago said.De Leon died from “sharp force injuries and strangulation,” according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner records.Police identified Chavira as a suspect and tracked him down in Pasadena about two weeks later, officials said. A motive in the killing was not available.Chavira was released on parole in July of 2017 after serving nearly three decades in prison for the beating and stabbing death of his stepmother, Laurie Ann Chavira, in 1986.Victim impact statements are scheduled for July 20 in the Los Angeles branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court. Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Public Safety Pasadena Man Who Killed His Stepmother in 1986 Admits to Slaying of Retired Doctor in East Los Angeles By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, June 22, 2020 | 1:51 pm Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News last_img read more

Un Secretary-General says use in chemical weapons in Syria constitute crimes against humanity

first_img WhatsApp Un Secretary-General says use in chemical weapons in Syria constitute crimes against humanity Pinterest Google+ News The UN Secretary-General says the use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity”.Ban Ki-Moon’s sending a senior diplomat to investigate allegations of a gas attack that killed more than 1-thousand people on Wednesday.Meanwhile, UNICEF and the UNHCR says over one million children have now fled the conflict. Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleTwo-year-old boy drowns in Co WaterfordNext article100,000 mortgage holders now falling behind on repayments News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – August 23, 2013 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

Fires explode in the West burning homes, prompting evacuations

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least three dozen large uncontained wildfires are burning in the western U.S.Over the weekend, gusty winds and bone dry conditions spread the fires in Colorado and Utah.The Cameron Peak fire in Colorado is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history burning 203,253 acres and is 62% contained with evacuations issued.The Calwood Fire in Colorado is 8,788 acres and is 15% contained with evacuations also issued.The Lefthand Canyon Fire in Colorado is 312 acres and there were evacuations on Sunday.The Range Fire in Utah is at least 3,000 acres and containment is currently unknown with evacuations issued.On Monday, it will continue to be bone dry with gusty winds near 30 mph or higher and gusty winds will increase Tuesday and into Wednesday for the Rockies and the fire zone.Rain is not forecast for Colorado and Utah until this weekend.Meanwhile, to the north and east of the fires, from Montana into Michigan, a possible October snowstorm is developing and some areas could see near a half a foot of snow.Even the Twin Cities could see a few inches of early season snow on Tuesday.In the northern Rockies, the highest elevations could see more than 6 inches of snow.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMS Portland visits South Georgia

first_img January 16, 2017 Royal Navy frigate visits British overseas territory of South Georgia View post tag: South Georgia Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland recently spent three days patrolling the remote island chain of South Georgia within her nine-month deployment.The British overseas territory lies about 850 miles from the Falklands and just 900 miles from the northernmost tip of Antarctica and receives regular visits from Royal Navy vessels.Patrol ship HMS Clyde called in last year to provide reassurance and support to the small population and British Antarctic Survey scientists.HMS Portland is in the closing weeks of a nine-month deployment which began in the Gulf and Indian Ocean, joining in the international naval effort dealing with terrorism, piracy and drug-running.After a month in South Africa to break up the lengthy period away and carry out maintenance on the ship, the frigate resumed her patrols, this time in the South Atlantic and briefly in the Pacific, flying the flag for the country and British industry in Chile.During the first day of their stay in South Georgia sailors climbed Foxtail Peak. On the second day, they anchored in Fortuna Bay where crew decided to open the world’s most southerly pizza take-away. On the flight deck. With outside temperatures hovering at zero.The final stop of the brief visit was Cumberland East Bay and South Georgia’s ‘capital’, the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken.At nearby King Edward Point crew met the British Antarctic Survey team and offered them a tour of the frigate.Upon sailing, the ship’s company posed for a photo in front of the world-famous Nordenskjold Glacier. The youngest sailor, Engineering Technician Matthew Jeacock, who turned 18 over Christmas, had the honour of posing on top of the 4.5in gun. View post tag: HMS Portland Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy frigate visits British overseas territory of South Georgia View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article Authoritieslast_img read more