UK: HMS Iron Duke Hands Over Gulf Duties to St Albans

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Iron Duke Hands Over Gulf Duties to St Albans View post tag: HMS Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Albans View post tag: Iron View post tag: over View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Hands View post tag: St.center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval July 7, 2011 Ploughing through seas whipped up by the monsoon season, HMS Iron Duke and St Albans perform a traditional sail past in the Indian Ocean as one Portsmouth-based frigate hands over Gulf duties to another.The two ships – Iron Duck on the left here, the Saint on the right – saluted each other with jets of water, a few banners of ribald encouragement, and quite a few matelots in fancy dress on the outgoing Type 23… including Iron Duke’s own Kate Winslet complete with bright red ‘dress’, ginger hair… and a bit of paunch right at the bow.This has been Iron Duke’s very first deployment to this part of the world, despite being in service for nearly 20 years; most of her time to date has been spent in the North and South Atlantics.Her five months in theatre have spanned a rather momentous period – for in addition to events sweeping the North Africa, the Levant and Middle East, the Royal Navy’s Iraq mission has finally concluded after nearly a decade.It fell to the ship to conduct the last patrol of Iraq’s oil platforms which are both the mainstay of the country’s economy and have been the raison d’être for RN frigate deployments to the Gulf since 2003.With the Iraq mission done, Operation Telic is no more and a wider duty for the substantial RN presence east of Suez (generally never fewer than ten surface ships, RFA support vessels and normally one submarine) has emerged – Kipion, a combination of the old Operations Telic and Calash, patrols of the Indian Ocean.The Kipion remit is counter drugs/piracy/smuggling/terrorism, plus working with the sizeable Allied naval force in the region, plus friendly nations.All of which St Albans is getting used to right now. She’s arrived in the area fresh from a dramatic high seas rescue which saw her Merlin pluck all souls from a stricken tanker in the middle of a monsoon.She’ll be away from home until the year’s end, while Iron Duke is making godspeed for Portsmouth on her 6,000-mile journey back to the Solent.[mappress]Source: royalnavy, July 7, 2011 View post tag: Duties UK: HMS Iron Duke Hands Over Gulf Duties to St Albans View post tag: UK View post tag: Dukelast_img read more

Cheq-No-Mates! Paddy Power suspends market on May’s summer resignation

first_imgShare Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles Paddy Power Politics has moved to suspend its betting market on ‘PM Theresa May resigning this quarter’ (July-September 2018).The UK PM has failed to heal divisions within the Conservative government, as her ‘Chequers Brexit White Paper’ was demolished by hard-line Brexiteers who deemed the proposed arrangements as being governed by EU/EC laws, ‘leaving the UK Vassal state’.Seeking to avoid a ‘Tory Civil War’, yesterday May backtracked making a number of hardline concessions related to the proposed Customs Bill, angering Party Remainers.For now May has preserved her party leadership, however, Paddy Power Politics deems that ‘Theresa’s house of cards May have fallen’, as the bookmaker closes bets on May to step down before the end of the summer recess.Updating its UK politics markets, Paddy Power details significant interest in its Next Conservative Leader’ market , which has Jacob Rees-Mogg (5/1) as the favourite, ahead of Home Secretary Sajid Javid (6/1), and Michael Gove (6/1).As for Boris Johnson, whose resignation heaped more pressure on May last week, is now fourth-favourite – but Paddy Power details that ‘more bets have been placed on him entering the Big Brother house (16/1)’ than becoming Tory top boy.The bookmaker maintains a low 10/11 price on Conservative Leadership Contest being triggered this year.Joe Lee – Paddy Power PoliticsJoe Lee, Head of Political Betting at Paddy Power, said: “A growing number have joined the Tory rebellion in recent weeks – but that’s nothing on the numbers betting on Mrs May standing down this quarter.“The Prime Minister is calling for Parliament to take an early holiday this summer – perhaps she fancies making it a permanent one herself.”Paddy Power – UK Politics OverviewNext Conservative leader5/1         Jacob Rees-Mogg6/1         Sajid Javid6/1         Michael Gove8/1         Boris JohnsonYear of next General Election7/4         20222/1         201910/3       2018Brexit specials4/7         No Brexit by April 1st 20193/1         A second EU referendum by April 1st 2019 Share BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020last_img read more


first_imgThe Run for Fun group.Donegal Sports Partnership with Athletics Ireland recently coordinated a Sports Leadership programme to support the growing numbers taking part in walking, jogging and running across the county.The Run for Fun Leaders Programme was delivered to 25 participants from all across Donegal and Tyrone in the Finn Valley Sports Centre over a four week period.The programme included areas such as planning your session, communication styles, warm up and cool down routines, health and safety of your group, nutrition and hydration and injury prevention and management. Tutor for the programme was Eamon Harvey from Athletics Ireland with support workshop delivered by Chartered Physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce and Sports Nutritionist Therese Laverty.A further training programme is planned for April, further details from Donegal Sports Partnership at [email protected] RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE was last modified: February 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRun for funlast_img read more