SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$2.04M (GHS11.92M). An average of US$170.33K (GHS993.69K) per month.Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The FTSE 100’s biggest company is crushing the coronavirus. I’d buy its shares today!

first_img Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100’s biggest company is crushing the coronavirus. I’d buy its shares today! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! As I wrote towards the end of May, the old FTSE 100 is dead. Four months on from the steepest crash in its history and the UK’s main market index keeps evolving.The FTSE 100’s new kingUntil recently, the surging share price of UK pharma giant AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) had made it the FTSE 100’s new king. The shares are up a quarter (25.4%) over the past 12 months, driven by enthusiasm about an exciting drugs pipeline. The firm is also a leading candidate to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, briefly driving its share price above £100.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FTSE 100’s new new kingAstraZeneca’s shares have dropped back about 15% from their all-time high and currently trade at around £86.56. This values the UK’s leading drugmaker at a tidy £113.1bn.However, thanks to a recent share surge elsewhere, the FTSE 100 has yet another new king. Currently, the FTSE 100’s biggest business by market value is Anglo-Dutch household name Unilever (LSE: ULVR).As I write, Unilever’s share price hovers around £47.14, valuing this global leader at £122bn – or £8.9bn more than AstraZeneca.Unilever is built on enormous scaleHere’s a single number to blow you away. Around 2.5bn people – or one in three of the world population – use Unilever products. To me, that’s simply mind-blowing.Unilever has had a long time to grow. Its origins date back to 1871, when it was built on making butter and margarine. It then moved into manufacturing soap, detergents, and a whole host of other household products.Today, Unilever has over 400 household brands in its cupboard – far too many to list. In the UK, our favourites include Domestos (cleanser), Dove (soap), Hellmann’s (mayo), Knorr (soup), Lipton (tea), Lynx (deodorant), Magnum (ice cream), and Surf (laundry detergent) – and this list goes on and on.A FTSE 100 colossusWhile other businesses have crashed due to the coronavirus, Unilever’s market leadership in cleansing and hygiene products has proved vital. Last week, the FTSE 100’s #1 unveiled better-than-expected quarterly sales, down only 0.3% in the deepest recession in British history. This caused a one-day surge of nearly 8% in its share price.At £47.14, Unilever shares are down just 3.8% over the past 12 months, while the wider FTSE 100 has crashed by a fifth. Unilever’s 52-week high of £53.33 was set on 4 September 2019, so it’s slipped 11.6% since. Then again, Unilever shares were an absolute bargain on 16 March, when they slumped to just £35.83. That was a golden opportunity to buy into a world-class business at a low price.Unilever combines stability, income, and growthToday, Unilever shares are not so cheap as in March, trading on a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.9 and a dividend yield of 3.1%. Then again, the king of the FTSE 100 keeps churning out quarterly cash dividends, unlike dozens of big firms that have cut, suspended, or cancelled payouts.Buy Unilever shares before 6 August and you’ll be entitled to the next quarterly dividend of 36.98p, paid on 9 September. Then sit back and watch future dividends come rolling in forever. That’s why I’d buy and hold this FTSE 100 star’s shares today. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cliff D’Arcy | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: AZN ULVR Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head

first_imgSunday May 11, 2014 Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head Toulouse missed out on a Top 14 Semi Final place for the first time in years as they lost to Racing Metro on Friday. An ugly incident in the first half caused a bigger outcry though, as Florian Fritz was knocked out and bloodied, but later returned to the pitch. Racing Metro won the play-off game 21-16 thanks to seven Jonny Sexton penalties, but fans and the rugby media couldn’t help but be shocked and outraged by what occurred earlier in the match.Fritz had an unfortunate clash with the knee of Francois van der Merwe, which split him open almost instantly, and appeared to knock him out for a while. He got to his feet eventually but as you can see there was blood everywhere, he was disoriented and struggled to walk.His night appeared to be over, but just fourteen minutes later Toulouse coach Guy Noves could be seen seemingly urging him and the medical staff to get him back out on to the pitch. It could be viewed as courageous by the player, but as one of the commentators said, it’s was ‘bonkers.’The IRB concussion protocols are in place to prevent precisely this type of occurrence.“It is shocking players are still being allowed to return to the field after such obvious signs of concussion,” said former IRB medical adviser Barry O’Driscoll. “If rugby doesn’t wake up to this and start demonstrating a zero tolerance approach to head injuries, it will be storing up some very serious legal problems for itself.”Fritz came back on around the 33rd minute, with 7 stiches and 5 staples, and didn’t take contact, receive the ball or need to make a tackle, thankfully. He did leave the field at half time though, as common sense seemed to prevail and his condition clearly didn’t improve.“I had a small KO. I don’t remember everything,” he reportedly told French TV station, Canal Plus.Both Noves and the medical staff involved will come under investigation and of course, severe scrutiny. Another knock to the head could have had dire consequences. As it is, players with repeated concussions run the risk of ending their careers early, as well as long term complications.There have been reports that referee Jerome Garces did not order a concussion test to be done, so it never happened. Those tests are there to check when it isn’t entirely obvious. In this case it seemed clear that by Fritz’s behaviour he shouldn’t have come close to returning.Below you can see an English commentary video with the incident and his return to the fieldADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

OfficeTeam donate over £6K to Breast Cancer Care

first_img 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. OfficeTeam donate over £6K to Breast Cancer Care  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 December 2002 | News OfficeTeam, the provider of specialised administrative personnel, has donated £6,064.79 to Breast Cancer Care, its corporate charity of the year.OfficeTeam has run a number of national and local initiatives to raise money for the charity. The key nationwide campaign, called “Hired to Help”, has meant that both clients and candidates play a role in raising money for Breast Cancer Care. As part of this initiative OfficeTeam donated £1 to Breast Cancer Care for each candidate placed. In addition to the nationwide campaign, OfficeTeam sponsored a table at the Breast Cancer Care fashion show on 9 October 2002, and invited clients who were encouraged to make donations at the exclusive event. Local offices have also played an active role in raising money by placing donation boxes, raffles and pink ribbon pins in every reception. Some local offices have undertaken more unusual fundraising initiatives including a football tournament in Bristol, a sponsored walk in Southampton, and all OfficeTeam employees in the Guildford office raised money by wearing pink towels for a day. Advertisement Tagged with: Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

Donegal Women’s Centre responds to offensive car stickers

first_img Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 17, 2018 Previous articleJoule Donegal International Rally – DAY 3 PREVIEWNext articleJoule Donegal International Rally: Kelly and Barrett lead after SS15 Fanad but Moffetts battling for second News Highland The Donegal Women’s Centre says some women have been left ‘concerned and upset’ over vile and sickening stickers which have been spotted on some cars in and around Letterkenny.The stickers have been spotted on a number of cars that have arrived in Donegal to coincide with the Donegal International Rally.A spokesperson for the Donegal Women’s Centre said: ‘These stickers totally demean & degrade women & should not be tolerated. We are encouraging you to take car reg & report to the Gardaí. If you are aware of a family member displaying any obscene images, please tell them to remove them. They are not funny or cool or only a bit of fun……they are causing genuine upset & hurt.’The centre has also advised anyone affected by these images or by sexual violence to contact the following:Donegal Rape Crisis on1800 44884424 hr helpline 1800 778888Letterkenny Garda Station 074 9167100SATU 24 hr on call no 0870681964 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Donegal Women’s Centre responds to offensive car stickers Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Farm City week draws to a close

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Christmas Cookies abound at Habitat’s annual fundraiser The upcoming holidays are often dubbed the “bake and shake” days. And certainly there will be a lot of both… read more Book Nook to reopen “Soybean prices were up a little and they require less fertilizer than other row crops and fertilizer prices are up,” Knotts said. “So, that accounted for the increased acres.”There are a few farmers that plant specialty crops such as peas, watermelons and sweet corn but nothing on a large scale.“Those specialty crops do give the farmers an opportunity to take advantage of farmers’ markets,” Knotts said. “But fruits and vegetables are labor intensive crops and not many farmers want to invest that much time in small crops.”Timber is the biggest agricultural industry in Pike County and the trend is in pines … and poultry.“Farmers do what they have to do to stay in business and we need farmers, there’s no doubt about that,” Knotts said. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Farm City week draws to a close Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Corn was down from 4,792 acres in 2007 to 3,154 acres in 2008.“That was because of the drought conditions in 2007 and it was dry again this year,” Knotts said. “But farmers have started to plant a variety of corn that is more worm resistant so they can plant later, in June and July. Before, if you planted late corn, the worms would more than likely get it. Now, with this new variety, farmers can take advantage of the late summer showers.”The concern with late planting is that crop insurance is not available after the final planting date so, in that sense, farmers take a chance.This year soybean acreage was up from 922 acres in 2007 to 1,329. Thanksgiving Day will bring Farm City Week 2008 to a close but not without having brought attention to the viable connection between the rural and urban communities all across the country.In Pike County, Farm City Week was celebrated throughout the month of November with a variety of activities including the proclamation signing designating Farm City Week in Pike County, the Farm City Awards Banquet, Farm City Swap, the mini-farm at Banks Primary School, the Red Hat Ladies tour of Bill Sanders’ farm and a special newspaper section highlighting Farm City Week.Jenniffer Barner, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said the Chamber and its Farm City committee sponsor Farm City Week each year in an effort to strengthen and promote the partnership and kinship between the two communities. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Published 7:19 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2008 Pike County continues to be an agricultural community even though the face of agriculture continues to change, said Jeff Knotts, Pike County FSA executive director. “Farmers diversify in order to ‘at least’ break even,” Knotts said. “For a long time, cotton was the money crop, then the boll weevil came along and wiped out the cotton and peanuts took over as the main cash crop. Then cotton made a comeback. That’s the way it is with farming.”In 2007, Pike County farmers planted 4,000 acres of cotton. In 2008, they planted 3,123 acres.“The price was down a bit and so less cotton was planted,” Knotts said. “The opposite was true with peanuts. In 2007, Pike County farmers planted 3,800 in peanuts. This year, they received a better contract from the buyers so peanuts were up to 5,950 acres. It all depends on supply and demand.” Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

first_imgCharles County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor’s COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, according to a Friday statement from the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office.On March 22, officers responded to Myers’ home in Hughesville for a report of a large party violating Gov. Larry Hogan’s state of emergency and large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Officers found about 50 people at Myers’ home and they told Myers that his party violated the current rules, prosecutors said.Myers allegedly argued with the officers, but he “eventually agreed to disband his party,” prosecutors said.Days later, on March 27, officers again responded to Myers’ home for another report of a party with more than 50 people.“Officers told Myers to disband the party, but again he was argumentative claiming he and his guests had the right to congregate,” according to prosecutors.Myers also allegedly told “his guests to stay in defiance of Governor Hogan’s Orders and the officers’ lawful orders to disband the party,” prosecutors said.“Officers tried to reason with Myers and obtain his cooperation to no avail,” prosecutors said.Myers was then arrested.After Myers is released from jail, he will be on unsupervised probation for three years, prosecutors said.Over 122,000 people in Maryland have been diagnosed with COVID-19, including at least 3,772 people who have died, according to state data.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

US women’s soccer team celebrate at New York City ticker-tape parade

first_img Beau Lund July 10, 2019 /Sports News – National US women’s soccer team celebrate at New York City ticker-tape parade FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAl Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces.Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes.Now, the Women’s National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the float with some of the team members during the parade, while hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators looked on.Ashlyn Harris, one of the team’s goalkeepers, spoke to WABC while on the float, thanking the fans and saying, “We would have never done this without you.”“So much love to our country, we love you!” Harris said.“We love you, thank you for showing up,” Harris said, adding, “This is unbelievable.”Some of the players were seen holding a handmade poster reading, “Parades are cool, equal pay is cooler.” It served as a reminder of the legal battle the team will be facing in court over fair pay and treatment.Democratic Rep. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday that would stop any federal funds from being used in the 2026 World Cup — which will be held jointly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico — unless female and male players in the U.S. receive equal pay.“I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team. That’s just plain wrong,” Manchin said in a statement released Tuesday.“The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team latest victory is causing public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly,” he said.One of the fans in the crowd, who identified herself as Riley, told ABC station WABC that “it’s just really good to see them and how they keep on fighting and keep on winning.”“On or off the field, they fight for what they believe in,” she said.The women received some support on social media from another politician, with former President Barack Obama posting a picture of himself with a team jersey on Twitter Wednesday morning.“Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country,” Obama wrote. Written by Proud to rep America’s best team! Congrats @USWNT and thanks for being such a strong inspiration for women and girls—and everybody—all across the country.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 10, 2019The team’s been piling up historic titles, but this parade will also mark another first: In addition to being the second women’s team to win back-to-back World Cups, it’s the first women’s athletic team to be honored with back-to-back ticker-tape parades in the Canyon of Heroes.After their 2015 World Cup triumph, the team became the first women’s team to be celebrated with a ticker-tape parade — also the last time a ticker-tape parade was held in New York.The parade started at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall an hour later.The Canyon of Heroes is a man-made section of Broadway in lower Manhattan that spans a little over half a mile, from Bowling Green Park to City Hall Park. The city has hosted 206 parades in the past, starting with the first — celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty — in 1886.The women will now join the ranks of sports teams that have been honored multiple times, including the New York Yankees, who have had nine such parades, and the New York Mets, who have had three. Five Olympic teams have had parades in the Canyon of Heroes. The Women’s National Team will now be tied with the New York Giants with two parades a piece.“New York is incredibly proud to join the rest of the country in celebrating this exhilarating World Cup Victory,” New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray said in a release from the mayor’s office. “We applaud the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their international platform to speak out against injustice.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drills

first_img Share this article HS BLUE Crew embarked in HMAS Melville recently to complete maritime skills evaluation, unit readiness evaluation and mission readiness evaluation before proceeding on survey operations near Bathurst Island, Northern Territory.During a break in surveying, HS BLUE made a detour to the military practice areas west of Darwin for some gunnery continuation training.Using parachute flares as targets, Melville conducted anti-aircraft drills with her 12.7mm machine guns. The serial commenced at sunset so that the targets would be more visible.All 12.7mm qualified sailors rotated through the firing serial, most with memories of a fantastic evening for a weapons practice.“Whilst it was fantastic to be back on survey operations, the chance to conduct a firing serial provided the gunnery department a chance to show their skills. It was really a visually dynamic shoot,” said Lieutenant Jessica Burgess.During the Bathurst Island survey, HS BLUE was collecting data to update charts under Hydrographic Instruction 548 – Cape Fourcroy. Commanding Officer HS BLUE, Lieutenant Commander Chris Waterson says this is important work.“During the survey we conducted soundings and gathered data, which will be used to modernise charts. This is will assist mariners in the safe passage and navigations of the region and is particularly important given the increased volume and size of shipping now using the area coming in and out of Darwin,” said LCDR Waterson.[mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013; Image: Australian Navy Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drills center_img November 28, 2013 HMAS Melville Conducts Anti-Aircraft Drillslast_img read more