German business confidence hits 19-year high

first_imgFriday 17 December 2010 10:07 am Share German business morale rose to its strongest level since 1991 in December, buoyed by anincreasingly strong domestic sector that is helping the economy power ahead of weaker euro zone peers.The Munich-based Ifo think tank said on Friday its business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 firms, rose to 109.9 from 109.3 in November. The rise was the seventhin a row and surpassed expectations for a fall to 109.1.The reading amplified the positive message from other German data released this week, showing Europe’s largest economy is leaving behind those weaker members of the euro zone strugglingwith a debt crisis. “The German economy is truly in top form,” said DekaBank economist Andreas Scheuerle. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem German business confidence hits 19-year high whatsapp center_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp John Dunne More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Danske Bank to support Northern Ireland charity for a third year

first_img Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has announced plans to continue its successful partnership with Cancer Focus Northern Ireland (formerly Ulster Cancer Foundation) for one more year. Danske Bank customers and staff have already raised £266,000 over the past two years for the local cancer charity. Cancer Focus is hoping to receive £400,000 in total through the three year partnership with more fundraising events planned. Funds raised by the partnership support the charity’s Family Support Service, a lifeline for children when an important adult such as a mother, father or grandparent gets cancer. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Ireland Northern Ireland Danske’s efforts for Cancer Focus has included a special savings product with a donation going to the charity for every account opened and a wide range of charity events. Last year, Danske Bank’s Managing Director, Retail and Private Banking, Tony Wilcox raised more than £13,000 on a  ‘Town to Town Tour’ when he cycled more than 300 miles in three days, visiting 34 Danske Bank branches along the way. Joyce Savage, Head of Appeals and Marketing at Cancer Focus said that thanks to the support from the bank’s customers and staff to date, Cancer Focus has been able to expand its Family Support Service. www.cancerfocusni.org  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. Danske Bank to support Northern Ireland charity for a third yearcenter_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 March 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Researchers Finish Most Comprehensive Genetic Analysis of Corn Yet

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Researchers Finish Most Comprehensive Genetic Analysis of Corn Yet Facebook Twitter SHARE The collaborative work of an international team of scientists at 17 institutions has resulted in the most comprehensive analysis to date of the corn genome. That’s according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service. USDA says the achievement is expected to boost international efforts to increase yields, expand areas where the crop can be cultivated and speed the development of improved varieties that are better equipped to resist pests and disease. ARS Administrator Edward Knipling says the work represents a major step forward and an important tool in the arsenal available to scientists and breeders for improving a vital source of nutrition and fuel in the face of changing climates, growing populations and a diminishing supply of arable land.Two separate reports have been published that shed light on the genetic diversity of corn, reveal its evolution and outline how it continues to diversify as it adapts to changing climates and habitats. One of the reports examines the genetic structure and the relationships and sequential ordering of individual genes in more than 100 varieties of wild and domesticated corn. The research expands on a study published in 2009 that provided a genetic blueprint of the corn genome and identified roughly one-million genetic markers. This time – with a sophisticated, population-genetics scoring model – the lead author and his colleagues identified 55-million markers.The second report provides a glimpse at the evolution of corn. The lead author and his colleagues compared wild varieties with traditional varieties from across the Americas and with modern improved breeding lines. Hundreds of genes were identified that played a role in the crop’s transformation to a cultivated crop. The researchers also show how that transition was largely achieved by ancient farmers who first domesticated the crop thousands of years ago.DeVonna Zeug – National Corn Growers Association Research and Business Development Action Team Chair – says the information has exciting implications for corn farmers. As the information is applied to the development of new corn hybrids – she says farmers will see a wider selection of improved traits at a faster pace. She says the developments in the lab will yield real-world results in the field.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Jun 4, 2012 Researchers Finish Most Comprehensive Genetic Analysis of Corn Yet Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana corn Condition ImprovesNext articleUpdate: NPPC Says McDonald’s Announcement Based on Activists Andy Eubanklast_img read more

A deadly day in Baghdad for journalists

first_img News News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders voiced shock at an armed attack on the privately-owned Iraqi TV station Al Shaabiya today that left at least eight employees dead and several wounded. The press freedom organised also expressed its concern about the steadily mounting number of journalists who are kidnapped and then executed, and the fact that one Iraqi journalist, Bilal Hussein, has now been held for six months by the US army in Baghdad.“The toll of journalists killed mounts from day to day,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are also alarmed by the number of kidnappings of journalists. Each week we learn of another journalist who has been abducted and then executed once the kidnappers realise the family is unable meet their exorbitant ransom demand. Local journalists are the chief victims.”The organisation added: “Journalists no longer dare to go around Baghdad in cars bearing the name the name of their news organisation or the word ‘Press’ – a means of protection used by journalists in other dangerous places. We once again appeal to the Iraqi authorities to protect the media and to set up a special unit to investigate these murders.”One killing after anotherThe identity of the group of gunmen who attack Al Shaabiya, a new TV station, is unclear. Witnesses said they wore police uniforms. After killing the guards outside, they went inside and shot at anyone they saw. Station director Abderrahim Nasrallah, producers Dhakir Hussein Al Shuwaili and Ahmad Shaaban, and five security guards were killed, while journalists Mishtak Al Maamuri and Mohammed Kazem Al Finiyin were wounded.Local sources said the attack could have been carried out by a Shiite group that wanted to punish the station because it is funded by Libyan capital. Many Shiites blamed Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi for the kidnapping of Imam Musa Al-Sadr in Lebanon 28 years ago.The body of journalist Azad Mohammed Hassan of radio Dar Essalam was meanwhile found in the Baghdad morgue on 10 October. He had been kidnapped 10 days before by an unidentified armed group in the north Baghdad district of Al Shaab. Marks on his body indicated he had been severely tortured.51st journalist kidnapped since March 2003Another journalist, Ali Karim, the editor of the weekly Nabd Al Shabab, was kidnapped in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Al Amin while on his way to the newspaper on 9 October, becoming the 51st journalist to be abducted since the start of the war in March 2003. His abductors contacted the journalists’ union and demanded 50,000 dollars.Journalist held by US army for six monthsBilal Hussein, a photographer who works for the Associated Press in Baghdad, has just completed his sixth month in US army detention for “security reasons.” He was arrested on 12 April on suspicion of links with the insurgents but no charges have ever been brought against him. Reporters Without Borders calls on the US authorities to quickly produce evidence against him or free him.A total of 118 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war, while five are currently held hostage. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more At least another nine media personnel have been been killed in targeted attacks, it was learned today, while the number of journalists kidnapped and executed continues to mount. AP photographer Bilal Hussein meanwhile completes his sixth month in US army detention. Help by sharing this information RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq Organisation News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en October 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A deadly day in Baghdad for journalists Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 16, 2020 Find out more News to go furtherlast_img read more

Caltech Women’s Water Polo Announces Spring 2017 Schedule

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff The Caltech women’s water polo team looks to build on last season’s record-tying three wins over six home games and five away games in 2017. The Beavers open the season with four games at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in the Claremont Convergence Tournament on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4.ScheduleSecond-year head coach Jon Bonafede’s squad welcomes Penn State-Behrend on Tuesday, Mar. 7 in what has become an annual matchup and which will serve as the Beavers’ Orange Out, starting at 5 p.m. Caltech pulled out a close 12-10 win led by rising senior Mary Boyajian (Sun Valley, Calif. / Village Christian) and rookie sensation Brittany Percin (Moraga, Calif. / Stanford Online), who both scored four goals apiece.With a long break following the home opener, the Beavers quickly commence SCIAC play, traveling to the Sagehens on Saturday, March 18. With just a few hours of rest, Caltech returns to Pasadena that same evening to host Macalester College at 5 p.m. looking to carry over the momentum of last year’s two-match sweep with an 18-13 win at Macalester and a 10-7 win at home.Following the tough back-to-back, the Beavers travel to Concordia University Irvine on Tuesday, March 21 and host Chapman the next day at 4 p.m. Finally getting an extended rest with nearly a week off from competition, Caltech heads out to the University of Redlands on Wednesday, March 29 and settles into the alternating Wednesday-Saturday SCIAC schedule through the stretch run that consists of three home games in the final five.The Beavers host California Lutheran University on Saturday, Apr. 1 at 11 a.m. and the University of La Verne on Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 4 p.m., with a road matchup at Whittier College on Saturday, Apr. 8 breaking up the home stand. Caltech will celebrate Senior Day in a rivalry matchup against Occidental College on Wednesday, Apr. 12 at 4 p.m. and conclude the first leg of conference round robin play at CMS on Saturday, Apr. 12. The season concludes with the SCIAC Championships, hosted by La Verne, on Friday, Apr. 19-Sunday, Apr. 21. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Sports Caltech Women’s Water Polo Announces Spring 2017 Schedule From GoCaltech.com Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 11:43 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribelast_img read more

OPD charges man with choking girlfriend

first_img Pinterest Twitter By admin – April 20, 2018 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsCrime Mykel Sanchez A man was charged Wednesday after he reportedly pushed his girlfriend onto the bed and began choking and punching her.Police were called about a domestic disturbance at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Fitch Avenue, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.Officers made contact with the 27-year-old victim and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Mykel Sanchez.The release detailed that after getting into an argument over a vehicle, Sanchez pushed his girlfriend onto a bed and began choking her, then began punching her.Sanchez admitted to shoving his girlfriend onto the bed and choking her, the release stated.Police charged Sanchez with assault by strangulation, a third-degree felony.Jail records show Sanchez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday and has a $25,000 bond. OPD charges man with choking girlfriend Previous articleMan charged with strangling girlfriendNext articleMan charged after Thursday shooting admin Facebooklast_img read more

J&K 4G Ban : No Contempt As Special Committee Already Constituted; Decision Taken, AG Tells SC

first_imgTop StoriesJ&K 4G Ban : No Contempt As Special Committee Already Constituted; Decision Taken, AG Tells SC Sanya Talwar & Nilshish Chaudhary15 July 2020 11:09 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday granted one week time to the Centre and UT of Jammu & Kashmir to file their reply in the plea seeking contempt alleging non-compliance of the May 11 judgment of the Supreme Court, which had directed that a “Special Committee” be constituted to “immediately” to determine the necessity of continued restriction of mobile internet speeds in Jammu & Kashmir to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday granted one week time to the Centre and UT of Jammu & Kashmir to file their reply in the plea seeking contempt alleging non-compliance of the May 11 judgment of the Supreme Court, which had directed that a “Special Committee” be constituted to “immediately” to determine the necessity of continued restriction of mobile internet speeds in Jammu & Kashmir to 2G only.A bench of Justices NV Ramana, R Subhash Reddy & BR Gavai refused to issue notice in the petition filed by Foundation for Media Professionals alleging contempt for the inaction of  Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Chief Secretary, U.T. of Jammu & Kashmir.When the matter was called out, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought for an adjournment stating that a Committee had already been formed.Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi appeared for the petitioner and stated that the Respondents were in “blatant defiance” of the Top Court’s order for non-compliance and that even though, the petitioners made several representations of them after the Order of Top Court, they did not get any response. He pressed for issuance of notice in the case on account of prima facie contempt. Ahmadi:”In the meanwhile, people of J&K suffer….On May 16 we made a representation to them, asking them what they did in terms of SC’s orders, as they passed suspension orders. We got no response. A second letter written on May 26, no response again. How do I know if they have taken into account my representations if they do not publish the orders or place it in the public domain? This is in blatant defiance of the SC orders.”Attorney General KK Venugopal refuted these arguments advanced by Ahmadi. “There is no question of Contempt” AG said.He argued that a decision was in fact taken by the Special Committee and there was no question of contempt. He went on to state that the same has already been placed before the bench in a sealed cover. AG: “Please consider it and see if we have not complied. There is no question of contempt. Please see and post the matter after two months” AG added.Justice Ramana enquired as to why the decision taken by Special Committee was not in “public domain”.Ahmadi: “Contempt is clear because they did not publish orders. They did not put it in public domain. Top Court passed order in Anuradha Bhasin in January.” The Attorney General heavily refuted the claims of contempt as argued by Ahmadi and stated that he was ready to argue the case but would not do so on contempt simply because there wasn’t any. He added that he had not been supplied with a copy of the petition either.Background:On May 11, the Top Court had ordered,”we are of the view that since the issues involved affect the State, and the nation, the Review Committee which consists of only State level officers, may not be in a position to satisfactorily address all the issues raised. We, therefore, find it appropriate to constitute a Special Committee comprising of the following Secretaries at national, as well as State, level to look into the prevailing circumstances and immediately determine the necessity of the continuation of the restrictions in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir”, the SC had observed.Even after such directions, the internet restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir were extended , without the formation of Special Committee, states the plea.This, according to FMP, amounts to “wilful disobedience” of the SC directions.The contempt petition, filed on June 9, is getting listed for admission tomorrow.After the SC verdict of May 11, the J&K administration extended the internet curbs thrice – on May 27, June 17 and July 8 – citing threat of cross-border terrorism. The administration also claimed that 2G internet speed has not caused any impediment to COVID-19 control steps, online education or e-commerce.Along with the contempt plea, FMP has also filed an application for immediate restoration of 4G services in the region, stating that the denial of the same amid the pandemic and lockdown has resulted in disrupting medical services, online education and e-commerce activities.The Central government had imposed a complete communications blackout in the erstwhile state of J&K in August 2019, right after abrogation of Article 370. Five months later in January 2020, on the basis of a Supreme Court order, the services were partially restored, only at 2G speed for mobile users. Access was provided only to a selected “white-listed” sites, and social media was completely blocked.The Supreme Court had observed that indefinite suspension of internet is not permissible and restrictions on internet have to follow the principles of proportionality under Article 19(2).The blockade on social media was lifted on March 4, but the speed was retained as 2G for mobile data.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Grassroots Festival announces next festival date in 2022

first_img Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. –– GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance organized announced Friday that the beloved multi-day music event will not happen for a second year in a row, but instead will remain on hiatus until 2022.“As the world continues to get closer to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that that we are not at the end of the tunnel just yet. Although vaccine distribution is increasing and COVID rates are declining, after much discussion, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance cannot in good conscience guarantee the communities’ health and safety this summer and will be postponing,” the organization’s statement says. Tagged: COVID-19, festival, GrassRoots, ithaca, trumansburg Anna Lamb The 30th annual festival will now take place July 21 through July 24, 2022. The preceding 5th Annual Culture Camp will be postponed to July 17 through July 20, 2022.GrassRoots organizers assure that all previously purchased Admission Tickets and Camping Passes will be automatically transferred to 2022, but if ticket holders cannot attend the 2022 event, they may fill out a Ticket Transfer Request to transfer their tickets to any future GrassRoots Festival in either Trumansburg, New York or Shakori Hills, North Carolina locations at GrassRootsFest.org.GrassRoots, like many businesses and organizations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, struggled this year –– hosting a capital campaign back in December to raise $100,000. Another year without festival revenue will be challenging, but organizers say they’re ready to come back strong in 2022.“As a 501(c) not-for-profit organization, this first ever year of no GrassRoots festivals has been challenging,” a press release states. “But the organization is poised to make it through.” Tickets for the 30th Annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance are on-sale now at GrassRootsFest.org/tickets. last_img read more

UK: HMS Campbeltown Marks 69th Anniversary of World War II Battle with Royal Navy Veterans

first_img View post tag: Anniversary View post tag: Naval UK: HMS Campbeltown Marks 69th Anniversary of World War II Battle with Royal Navy Veterans April 8, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: 69th View post tag: Campbeltown View post tag: Battle The Plymouth-based Royal Naval frigate HMS Campbeltown has marked the 69th anniversary of a World War Two battle with two Royal Navy veterans. The ship sailed from Falmouth to St Nazaire, in western France, scene of the ship’s main battle honour, at the end of March with veterans Bill “Tiger” Watson (MC) and Stephen Barney on board.Also present were a contingent from 131 Independent Commando Royal Engineers and 29 Commando Royal Artillery whose units share the battle honour for the St Nazaire Raid, also known as Operation Chariot.The raid involved the former obsolete destroyer HMS Campbeltown packed with delayed-action explosives and rammed into the Normandie dock gates on 28 March 1942. The action put the dock out of service for the Nazis for the rest of the war. At the same time a force of commandos landed to destroy machinery and other structures. Authorities Share this article View post tag: with The current ship’s commanding officer, Commander Keri Harris, said:”It is humbling to think that St Nazaire was very heavily bombed by the Allies and had to be rebuilt after the war but they still venerate the memory of the first HMS Campbeltown and the audacity of Operation Chariot.”“This turned the tide in the Battle of the Atlantic and gave the French hope in 1942. Their remarkable gratitude and bonhomie is still evident today.”The name of HMS Campbeltown has a distinguished record of Royal Navy service during World War Two, with honours for the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1942 and Operation Chariot at St Nazaire 1942.The ship conducted a seven-gun salute on her departure from St Nazaire. The town was HMS Campbeltown’s final port of call under the White Ensign before she decommissions in Devonport tomorrow afternoon.[mappress]Source: royalnavy, April 8, 2011 View post tag: UK View post tag: II View post tag: world View post tag: HMS View post tag: Veterans View post tag: War View post tag: Marks View post tag: Royal Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Campbeltown Marks 69th Anniversary of World War II Battle with Royal Navy Veterans last_img read more