Kenya Airways Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Ghana Oil Company Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dividend cuts: I think these stocks should avoid the chop

first_imgDividend cuts: I think these stocks should avoid the chop Andy Ross owns shares in National Grid. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Andy Ross “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares BP has followed in the footsteps of its rival Shell and imposed a dividend cut. Oil majors are far from alone in cutting back shareholder payouts in the face of economic uncertainty. With the potential for more cuts on the cards if the economy worsens, here is where I’d look for income.The Steady Eddie dividend payerNational Grid (LSE: NG) has a very respectable dividend yield of 5.4%. In the current environment that is a great income. It’s also one that’s unlikely to be cut, I believe. The combination of predictable revenues, alongside potential growth in the US and in its unregulated ventures division make me think it can raise earnings.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…National Grid as a utility is less susceptible to the wider economy. Even if we’re unfortunate enough to get a second wave of coronavirus or the economy falters for other reasons, there will be a need for electricity.On the dividend front, there have been steady increases. Keeping dividend growth incremental is sensible given National Grid’s need to invest in networks and regulated earnings. Between 2018 and this year, the dividend went from 45.93p to 48.57p, so there is a clear upwards trajectory.Regulated utilities won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. There will never be strong growth from this share, but the dividend should be relatively safe and that’s good for compounding or for providing income now.I believe National Grid has a dividend that’s sustainable and should avoid the chop, unlike many others right now.A growth market to build shareholder returnsIf it’s more dividend growth you’re after, rather than yield, then I’d suggest looking at Segro (LSE: SGRO). The warehousing company is riding the e-commerce wave. This has been particularly the case recently, with e-commerce being a winner from the coronavirus. A rise in online shopping means a greater need for warehouses that process orders. This is good news for Segro.Just last week it lifted its interim dividend. This came alongside a pre-tax profit increase of 6.5% to £140.4m in the six months to the end of June.A yield of not much over 2% might not be enticing at first glance, but consider the potential for income growth. The track record here is good with the dividend increasing from 15.6 in 2015 to 20.7p in 2019. With earnings also rising strongly, dividend cover has remained high, giving management the ability to keep raising the dividend. I fully expect it to keep doing so, even as management expands the business.With e-commerce set to keep on rising, I can’t see demand for Segro’s warehouses declining any time soon. This is the best type of property to be invested in right now. I expect the share price and the dividend will keep rising nicely together.I think that combined, National Grid and Segro have a lot to offer to investors looking for sustainable income. Chasing high yields at the current time isn’t sensible, but these companies should hopefully avoid any dividends chops.  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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: NG SGRO 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. 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House with a Doma Salon / Takashi Okuno & Associates

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTakashi Okuno & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMatsuyamaJapanPublished on July 19, 2016Cite: “House with a Doma Salon / Takashi Okuno & Associates” 19 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs:  Shigeo OgawaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shigeo OgawaRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the suburbs of Matsuyama, a northwestern city of Shikoku, a region famous for ohenro, or the Shikoku pilgrimage. The structure is very long and narrow, extending north to south. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaIt is the home of a gregarious and energetic elderly mother and her daughter who values the practice of cooking meals slowly and intentionally, along with two cautious cats. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaAs a space in which the mother may fully enjoy her hobby of shigin (performing Japanese or Chinese poems) with her friends, a Japanese style room, complete with a bench, was placed on the side that faces the road. Its ceiling and walls are finished with a Japanese style sakan plastering that uses diatomite, and common reed is used to cover the ochi-tenjō (part of a ceiling that is built lower than the rest, under which the host would sit to show humility). The result is a modern look. Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionWithin the building is a doma* salon that can be used for socializing with friends and neighbors. It is an open space with an exposed roof truss. The floor is covered with teppei-seki (pyroxene andesite) stones, the in-between spaces of which are filled with river gravel having exposed texture. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaA small, diagonally added room is a space for the daughter to engage in her hobby of Japanese calligraphy. It is a cozy room with a ceiling that is only 1.8 meters high and a view of the yard—an ideal place for quietly immersing oneself to the art of calligraphy. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaThe family space, on the other hand, is compactly organized on the northern half of the house. Much thought was put into ensuring privacy for each human and cat, while keeping the traffic required for daily activities as short as possible. Save this picture!© Shigeo OgawaHere, mutually caring family members can coexist in their own respective spaces without being too close or too separate. The inner courtyard placed at the center of the building connects the adjourning rooms while going through constant changes of appearance, time, and light. With the seasons’ changes, breezes that come through, and the sound of running water, it brings enrichment to the everyday. Every aspect of the house was designed to create an effortless and graceful space. Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa *Doma salon: Doma (literal meaning: “mud room”) is an area of a Japanese home that has a floor that was traditionally covered with packed earth.Project gallerySee allShow lessAkanaka / Realrich Architecture WorkshopSelected ProjectsHouse in Mt. Dongmang / 2m2 architectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Takashi Okuno & Associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  141 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Japan 2016 House with a Doma Salon / Takashi Okuno & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse with a Doma Salon / Takashi Okuno & Associates Save this picture!© Shigeo Ogawa+ 12 Share Year:  House with a Doma Salon / Takashi Okuno & Associates Houseslast_img read more

Hallmark Consumer to sell UNICEF UK cards and gifts

first_img Tagged with: Trading UNICEF UK has appointed specialist fulfilment company Hallmark Consumer Services to sell and fulfil its ‘New Range’. These include UNICEF UK cards and gifts, from Christmas and greetings cards, and own-branded products, to UK sourced fair trade items from brands including Nkuku and Teddykompaniet.On its appointment as a UNICEF UK Partner, Hallmark commissioned Together Agency to design the UNICEF UK ‘New Range’ catalogue.Hallmark’s other charity clients include BBC Children In Need, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Woodland Trust. It also works with companies including Mars and Visa.The Leicestershire-based company, which specialises in fulfilment, e-commerce fulfilment services and direct mail, has also announced a record year with sales turnover rising to over £4.4 million, representing an increase of 83 percent over the three years since 2009.UNICEF’s first greetings card was designed in 1949 by a seven-year-old Czechoslovakian girl who painted a picture of a maypole on  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hallmark Consumer to sell UNICEF UK cards and gifts Howard Lake | 3 September 2012 | Newslast_img read more

John Parker for U.S. Senate: Vote for Revolutionary Change

first_imgJohn ParkerJohn Parker, longtime socialist and member of Workers World Party, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate during a May 4 press conference in Los Angeles. Parker, who is running on the Peace and Freedom ticket, is an anti-imperialist, anti-war activist. He wants to end capitalism and calls for a referendum to convert vital industry from private to public ownership.Also speaking at the conference were Takiyah Thompson and Kil Sang Yoon of the American National Coordinating Council, who called on people to vote for Parker. Thompson is a freedom fighter and student at North Carolina Central University who climbed a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., in 2017. She began the act of taking it down two days after white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., attacked anti-racist activists.Thompson said, “The Parker campaign pushes questions that are relevant to the people. Diane Feinstein, a Democrat running against Parker, talks about gun violence. But as a Black woman, I’m more afraid of being gunned down by the police than by a mass shooter.”Parker’s campaign platform, detailed in campaign leaflets, includes demands to stop deportations and attacks on migrant workers. He is proposing an Oscar Grant bill to empower Black and Brown communities with the means to remove local police departments and use the resources to enable community-organized self-policing and self-defense. He supports the fight to end white supremacy, sexism, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ violence and discrimination.“Homelessness is on the rise in Los Angeles, ICE is creating terror in the migrant communities, and police continue to kill Black and Brown people with impunity. This is why we need revolutionary change,” said Parker.Parker’s goals also include defunding the military, ending U.S. imperialist and proxy wars, and using the trillions going to the Pentagon to fund jobs, homes, free health care and education, and to stop global warming.Donate to Parker’s campaign at For more information and to volunteer: or call (323) 306-6240.Endorsers of the John Parker campaign include Unión del Barrio-LA; the California Green Party; Clarence Thomas, secretary treasurer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10, retired; Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general; Cindy Sheehan, anti-capitalist peace activist whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004; the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front-LA (FMLN-LA); the Sandinista National Liberation Front- LA (FSLN-LA); Frank Dorrel, veteran and peace activist; and Chris Silvera, secretary treasurer, Teamsters Local 808, and former chair of the Teamsters National Black Caucus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Standing Rock wins legal victory against Dakota Access Pipeline

first_imgIn a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled July 6 that DAPL pipeline operations must shut down while the government conducts a full-fledged environmental analysis examining risks posed to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. (USA Today, July 7)Standing Rock, 2016.On March 26, Judge Boasberg had ruled the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act and glossed over the devastating consequences of a potential oil spill in its 2016 decision to permit the pipeline. ( His July 6 ruling concluded that shutting down the pipeline was necessary, based on the seriousness of the government’s legal violations and potential damages to the Tribe and third parties. The Corps must reexamine the risks of the pipeline and prepare a full environmental impact statement.The Oceti Sakowin — the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Sioux Nation — courageously battled construction of DAPL to protect their lands and waters, their sovereignty and the lives of future generations, and to protect the great Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Indigenous peoples from throughout the Western Hemisphere went to Standing Rock. Supporters came from all over the world.DAPL bulldozed sacred and burial sites and used G4S and TigerSwan mercenaries against the water protectors, all on unceded stolen lands. Former N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who invested in the pipeline, mobilized cops from other states and brought in the National Guard to repress unarmed peaceful adults and children.Water protectors were beaten, bitten by attack dogs, pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, injured by criminal use of sound cannons, brutalized while praying, strip searched, numbered and held in dog kennels, and hosed down with fire hoses in freezing weather. A young woman had her arm blown up. The National Guard used snipers to threaten water defenders and even shot horses with rubber bullets, killing one. Indigenous water protectors, land defenders and medics were arrested.  One noted case involved a setup of a medic, Red Fawn Fallis, on a felony charge by an infiltrator posing as a boyfriend. ( Transfer Partners built DAPL to move crude oil from western North Dakota under the Missouri River, at Standing Rock Reservation, to a pipeline in Illinois and to refineries in the Gulf for export. But while the Army Corps of Engineers is under federal mandate to engage in meaningful consultation with reservations before signing off on pipeline route permits, Standing Rock was never properly consulted.Standing Rock is under the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie. While treaties are recognized under the U.S. Constitution as the “law of the land,” all treaty lands, according to a 1908 Supreme Court ruling, must reserve sufficient water to fulfill the purposes of reservations. These rights are known as federal reserved water rights or Winters rights. Yet pipelines corrode and rupture. Fossil fuel infrastructure causes damage to the health of communities and ecosystems. A Missouri spill on the pipeline would destroy clean water for Standing Rock and 18,000,000 people downstream, in addition to wildlife species and millions of square miles of habitats.The Standing Rock Tribal council has voted unanimously every year since 2016 to continue legal challenges to the pipeline, which carries 600,000 barrels of crude oil a day within a mile upstream from Standing Rock Reservation.According to Earthjustice attorneys, the shutdown will remain in place pending completion of a full environmental review, which normally takes several years and issuance of new permits. “It took four long years, but today justice has been served at Standing Rock,” said Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, who represents the Tribe. “If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it’s that health and justice must be prioritized early on in any decision-making process if we want to avoid a crisis later on.”“Today is a historic day for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the many people who have supported us in the fight against the pipeline,” said Tribal Chairman Mike Faith. “This pipeline should have never been built here. We told them that from the beginning.”Tromblay’s heritage is Huron nonstatus and mixed Southeast nations undocumented. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Why Are Appointments In District Consumer Foras Not Made In Time?, Allahabad HC Asks Govt [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesWhy Are Appointments In District Consumer Foras Not Made In Time?, Allahabad HC Asks Govt [Read Order] Akshita Saxena18 Jun 2020 9:29 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued notice on a PIL seeking timely appointment of members to the District Consumer Foras. “Learned Standing Counsel may seek instructions and file a Counter Affidavit as to why appointments of members in the District Consumer Foras were not made in time, as to what is the status of the appointments as on date or the time frame within…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 Allahabad High Court on Tuesday issued notice on a PIL seeking timely appointment of members to the District Consumer Foras. “Learned Standing Counsel may seek instructions and file a Counter Affidavit as to why appointments of members in the District Consumer Foras were not made in time, as to what is the status of the appointments as on date or the time frame within which appointments are likely to be made,” the division bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Yashwant Varma ordered. The court was hearing a PIL filed by one Gurvinder Singh. He had submitted that most of the posts of members of the District Consumer Foras were lying vacant as fresh members had not been appointed subsequent to expiry of term of the previous members. It was therefore prayed inter alia, that all the outgoing members be permitted to function till new appointments are made. Though the court did not grant any interim relief, it directed the UP Government’s Department of Consumer Protection to file its reply within three weeks. The matter will now be taken up on July 23, 2020. The Petitioner was represented by Senior Advocate Sushil Kumar Srivastava and Advocate Chheda Lal Verma. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

UVU Men’s College Basketball To Play Stanford, BYU

first_img Written by Brad James October 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s College Basketball To Play Stanford, BYU Tags: UVU Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday, information was released that Utah Valley University men’s college basketball will commence the 2020-21 season by playing against Stanford and BYU.The Wolverines will visit Palo Alto, Calif. to play the Cardinal November 25 and will play the Cougars at the Marriott Center November 28.These are UVU’s first games since the WAC Tournament was canceled this past March.The game at Stanford represents the first game against the Cardinal in program history.Wolverines head coach Mark Madsen starred for Stanford from 1996-2000, averaging 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.Madsen played an integral role in leading the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four.The game at BYU will be the fifth against the Cougars all-time in program history.BYU leads the series 3-1 and is the first meeting in series history since November 9, 2018.The Cougars defeated the Wolverines 75-65 at the Marriott Center on that occasion.last_img read more

Final Preps for USNS Spearhead’s Deployment Gain Momentum

first_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Final Preps for USNS Spearhead’s Deployment Gain Momentum View post tag: News by topic April 1, 2014 Final Preps for USNS Spearhead’s Deployment Gain Momentum The Spearhead is a 338-foot-long catamaran with a top speed of 43 knots and an average speed of 35 knots.With airline-style seating for 312 troops, a mission bay area of 20,000 square feet and a helicopter deck, it can be used in each of the 4th Fleet lines of operation: security cooperation activities, maritime security and contingency operations, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.During its 4 1/2 months in the joint area of operations, it will visit Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia. It also will participate in counterdrug operations and conduct experiments on behalf of the Naval Warfare Development Command.The mission, known as Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2014, will build on the experiences USNS Swift (HSV-2), another catamaran, which participated in Southern Partnership Station 2013 and completed testing of an unmanned blimp and unmanned aerial vehicle last year.“The SPS-JHSV 14 mission is set to be an exciting deployment,” said Ken Miller, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command’s lead planner for the mission. “The final planning conference is a key milestone in the operations planning cycle and helps to blend the detailed planning being done by all stakeholders.”The deployment will begin in late May from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. After a familiarization period in Mayport, the vessel will carry what are known as adaptive force packages – in this case including a Seabee detachment, a Marine Corps security cooperation team, a riverine crew and others – to Belize. Adaptive force packages are nonstandard sets of personnel and equipment needed to accomplish particular missions.The vessel will complete an experimentation period near Key West and then carry Marines from the 4th Law Enforcement Battalion and their equipment, including shipping containers, a truck and Humvees, to the Dominican Republic for Tradewinds 2014, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise that aims to increase regional cooperation in countering illicit trafficking.The vessel will conduct detection and monitoring activities in support of Operation Martillo, return the Marines to Florida, and then resume its Martillo activities.Martillo (Spanish for “hammer”) is a U.S., European and Western Hemisphere partner nation effort targeting illicit trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. U.S. military participation is led by Joint Interagency Task Force South, a component of U.S. Southern Command.In late summer, the vessel will transport the adaptive force packages from Belize to Guatemala and transport a mobile diving and salvage unit and an explosive ordnance disposal team from Guatemala to Colombia. It will then take the same units from Guatemala and Colombia to Honduras for training there.After additional detection and monitoring and experimentation periods, it will return the units to the United States in early October, concluding Southern Partnership Station 2014.Capt. Sam Hancock, the commander of Destroyer Squadron 40, will be the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2014 mission commander.[mappress]Press Release, April 1, 2014, Image: US Navy View post tag: “Spearhead” View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Deployment Share this article USNS SPEARHEAD (JHSV 1) Service members and civilians involved in the scheduled deployment of the joint high speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) this summer to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations met March 25 and March 26 at Naval Station Mayport to finalize plans for the mission. View post tag: Momentum View post tag: Final View post tag: Navy View post tag: USNS Training & Education View post tag: Gain View post tag: Prepslast_img read more