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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations match review: Wales 30-3 England

first_imgJamie Roberts – He needed a big game and perhaps the relief of finishing his medical exams allowed him to fire. Sparked to life in the second half and was at his crash-ball best.ColdJoe Marler – Struggled in the scrummaging contest with Adam Jones and was replaced early in second half. Also failed to make his presence felt in loose.Ben Youngs – Lacked his usual authority when it came to decision-making and became flustered, allowing Wales to put the pressure on. Outplayed by his opposite number.Chris Ashton – Things simply aren’t going the winger’s way right now. Far too quiet, few opportunities to attack and the one time he did catch the crowd’s attention it was for stamping.Top quoteJamie Roberts: “Our defence was magnificent. England are a very strong team, very physical and from one to 23 our defence was outstanding. Then from a couple of turnovers we got tries. From the back-room team to all the players to a stadium full of fans – it’s a special day for Welsh rugby.”Scorers Wales – Tries: Cuthbert 2 Cons: Biggar Pens: Halfpenny 4, Biggar DG: BiggarEngland – Pen: Farrell LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Silverware! Ryan Jones and Gethin Jenkins lift the Six Nations trophy at the Millennium Stadium last nightBy Sarah Mockford at the Millennium StadiumIn a nutshellUNDOUBTEDLY THE best game of the 2013 Six Nations – ferocious, physical and frantic. Emotions were high, hits were hard and both sides showed attacking intent, but it was Wales who emerged from this title decider as champions – and in emphatic fashion. They grew in confidence in the second half and Alex Cuthbert’s two tries helped Wales complete their biggest-ever win over England and retain the Six Nations title. England simply didn’t have any answers to Wales’ pressure, particularly in attack, as the game wore on.Double trouble: Justin Tipuric celebrates with Alex Cuthbert after the second tryKey momentJustin Tipuric’s quick reactions in the 58th minute saw him pounce on the loose ball after Ken Owens had put the pressure on an isolated Tom Wood. Jonathan Davies then released Alex Cuthbert out wide and the winger beat Mike Brown to score in the corner. From there the momentum was always with Wales and they simply got better.Star man – Justin Tipuric The flanker not only set up both tries – he broke through to release Cuthbert for his second – but was a nuisance at the breakdown throughout too. Whether he’s played himself into the Lions Test back row is another matter, but Warren Gatland will surely be pleased to see how well he linked with Sam Warburton on the opposite flank. The switch to six saw Warburton carry more as well as get stuck in at the contact area with Tipuric.Lions watch – HotMike Phillips – Clearly motivated for this fixture, continually probing with powerful surges and keen to put pace on Wales’ game with quick taps. Solid in defence too.Crunch time: Jamie Roberts is wrapped up by England’s powerful defenceAdam Jones – Dominated the scrum and those penalties gave Wales the chance to build a lead and then provided the attacking platform to attack England through the backs.last_img read more

Lions Club International renews support for Special Olympics GB

first_imgLions Club International renews support for Special Olympics GB Melanie May | 8 September 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Lions Clubs International has renewed its Memorandum of Support for Special Olympics GB.Lions Club International has supported Special Olympics GB for 25 years through donations, fundraising for athletes selected for international competitions and providing volunteers to help run key events. In that time, over £600,000 has been raised for the charity, in addition to the hours given through volunteering.The two organisations have agreed to renew a memorandum, which will focus the partnership’s work for the next three years on three key areas:Volunteer workforce developmentSupporting Special Olympics clubs at local levelFundraising to establish a development fund for local clubs to apply for grants to support Special Olympics GB regionally and National GamesKaren Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, said:“To receive this support from Lions Clubs International, which builds on their generous backing over many years, is very significant for us as an organisation and also for our 10,000 Special Olympics athletes across England, Scotland and Wales.” Advertisement Phil Nathan for Lions Clubs of the British Isles added:“Lions Clubs International was privileged to have been the primary organisation to work in partnership with Special Olympics to enable the Opening Eyes programme at the turn of the century, which is still being provided today. Our Lions clubs proudly support Special Olympics in many communities of the UK and worldwide and look forward to supporting a strong and relevant relationship.”Image: Special Olympics GB table tennis action from the recent National Games in Sheffield, which saw 2,600 learning disabled athletes take part  103 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img  104 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: sportlast_img read more

Rashida Tlaib: ‘I will never waver or sell out’

first_imgHours before white supremacist Trump launched his viciously racist July 14 twitter attack against four progressive congresswomen of color, one of them — Rashida Tlaib — was in Philadelphia meeting with Palestinian activists and supporters. Tlaib became U.S. representative for Michigan’s 13th district this year. Rashida TlaibTlaib, a Palestinian American and a Muslim, was introduced to the gathering by Palestinian author and activist Susan Abulhawa, who urged those present to contribute generously to ensure Tlaib’s 2021 reelection campaign.Tlaib stressed that by sticking together activists can make history against the dangerous corporate assault on working families: “I know that my sisters in Congress and I are being attacked by this president because we are anti-war and anti-poverty. I’m fighting for a free Palestine, and I will never waiver or sell out to corporate PAC [political action campaign] money.“We don’t need kids in cages at the border or mass incarceration across the U.S.  We don’t need border walls or dirty water. As Palestinians, we know what that feels like. My folks in Wayne County don’t have clean water — just like residents of Palestine. I want Palestinians to be fighting for my district as well.“They will try to label me that I care more about Palestine than the residents of my district, but I don’t see the difference between trying to free Palestinians and trying to free my Detroit and Wayne County residents from oppression.” Tlaib’s district, which includes half of Detroit and several of its western suburbs, is the third poorest congressional district in the U.S.   Tlaib recounted her experience as a state representative working with residents in her district to liberate public park land after a billionaire developer tried to fence it in. One resident told the media, “My state representative is Palestinian, and you can’t illegally occupy land in her district.”Tlaib made history in 2008 by becoming the first Muslim woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. During a 2016 Trump presidential campaign stop at Detroit’s Cobo Hall, Tlaib and 12 other women disrupted Trump and called him out for his hate-filled rhetoric and tactics. Tlaib says she hasn’t changed since then: “I’m a U.S. Congresswoman now, and I’m going to call him out!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NCGA Calls for Action at the Farm Show

first_img NCGA Calls for Action at the Farm Show Previous articleDry Weather Threatens Hogs OutlookNext articleWeekend Forecast Keeps Market on Edge Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 28, 2013 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Johnson and NCGA First Vice President Martin Barbre toured the show, met with scores of farmers and took part in numerous interviews with farm media at the annual event, which alternates between the Decatur and Boone, Iowa locations. Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Calls for Action at the Farm Show National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson took advantage of one of the nation’s largest farm shows to talk about NCGA’s membership milestone and the need for corn farmers themselves to make themselves heard on such important issues as ethanol and the farm bill. “Now is the time for action,” Johnson said at the Farm Progress Show, underway in Decatur, Ill. “I urge all of our 40,000 corn growers and those who support them to get involved – whether by reaching out to your lawmakers, getting active in social media like Facebook or Twitter, or volunteering time and talent with our state corn grower associations. Opportunities for engagement are numerous, and we cannot win the battles ahead without our grassroots getting more involved.” Facebook Twitter At the end of July, NCGA announced a record membership of more than 40,000, and Johnson said she saw a lot of promise in that number. “Since 1957, NCGA has been a respected voice for corn farmers from Capitol Hill to Main Street to Wall Street,” she said. “We’ve been a leader, fighting for key legislation and building important alliances to help all of today’s agriculture move forward. This membership record is a reflection of our current position as a strong and vital ag trade association at a time when many struggle to maintain, let alone increase, their size and influence.”last_img read more

CCI, SEBI Approval to Reliance-FRL Deal Disregards Law: Amazon Tells Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCCI, SEBI Approval to Reliance-FRL Deal Disregards Law: Amazon Tells Delhi High Court Shreya Agarwal28 Jan 2021 8:31 AMShare This – xSeeking an interim injunction against the Reliance – Future Retail Ltd stake sale deal worth Rs. 24,000 crore, Amazon today submitted before the Delhi High Court, that FRL had urged authorities like SEBI and CCI to disregard the award, and by giving their approvals to the deal, they had disregarded the law indeed.The court directed both parties to file a 5 page note with relevant portions…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?LoginSeeking an interim injunction against the Reliance – Future Retail Ltd stake sale deal worth Rs. 24,000 crore, Amazon today submitted before the Delhi High Court, that FRL had urged authorities like SEBI and CCI to disregard the award, and by giving their approvals to the deal, they had disregarded the law indeed.The court directed both parties to file a 5 page note with relevant portions of judgement and other details by 5.30 pm today and posted the case for further hearing tomorrow.Amazon sought ad-interim injunction against the Single Judge bench order of the Delhi High Court delivered by Justice Mukta Gupta. Appearing for Amazon, Sr. Adv. Gopal Subramanium submitted, “No action has been taken by any Respondents to reverse or modify the emergency award,” and that in the absence of the same, especially when the parties had undertaken to abide by the order of the Emergency Arbitrator, declaring the award to be a nullity was against the law.”They have chosen not to file any appeal,” he said.He pointed out that a series of letters had been written by FRL to various authorities, including SEBI and the CCI, saying that the award should be ignored, even though there is an express provision under Section 17(2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, that interim awards are in fact orders of the court under S.17(2).”There is no law under which a party can unilaterally declare an award to be a nullity”, he pressed.Inter alia, Amazon prayed for an injunction restraining FRL and others from taking steps in furtherance of the deal with Reliance and disposing of FRL’s retail assets.FRL appeared in the matter through Sr. Adv. Darius Khambata who sought time to file his objections to the petition. However, the court declined the request.In his submissions, Khambata highlighted various definitions under the SIAC Rules and submitted that application of Section 17(1) would require an arbitral tribunal and its award to be passed during arbitration proceedings. However, according to the Rules themselves, the Emergency Arbitrator only operates before the operation of the tribunal.Next Storylast_img read more

Global speculation

Global speculationOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Themost alluring training and development packages require us to engage with timeand space. Helen Vandevelde explains whyTheparadox that the best way to retain talented staff is to invest in theiremployability has now passed into the mainstream of thinking among training anddevelopment managers. The more competitive you make your employees, the greatertheir incentive is to stick around for more.Thatinsight puts a new kind of burden on to training and development managers. Theyneed to think beyond the immediate interests of the organisation. That meanscoming up with human resource investment packages that will increase the valueof their people in the labour market. And those packages had better be moreattractive than the ones that rival companies put together.Howis it done? Why, you figure out what people need next. How is the labour marketgoing to move? What’s going to be the next big thing? Infinancial circles, this sort of activity is called “speculation”. And that’sjust what training and development managers should be doing: speculating inskills futures.Butit isn’t that easy. Different market segments are moving in varied ways. Andin reality, there’s never just one big thing. Not even the Internet. It’s morea case of a number of medium-sized things coming along.So,where do we look? Here are three suggestions, all linked in one way or anotherto globalisation.1– Invest in people’s cross-cultural skills and experienceThiscentury will be cross-cultural. Just as currencies converge in the EuropeanUnion, so will cultural values. This will happen more slowly, but as weparticipate in the same global markets as Malays and Mexicans, so will we needto acclimatise to their value structures (as they do to ours). To workeffectively, people will need to relate well to different cultures.2– Create and extend opportunities for colleagues to work across nationalboundariesThiscould occur within your own company if it has developed an internationalpresence, or in collaboration with business partners overseas. If these don’texist (as they won’t for many small businesses), create a network just for thispurpose.Thenumber of multinational companies has grown exponentially from 7,000 in 1970 to53,000 (with 450,000 foreign subsidiaries) in 1998. Together they account forbetween 20 and 30 per cent of total world output. Any individual who wants tomake sure the value of their personal human capital doesn’t sink, can’t affordto ignore these kinds of figures.3– Generate opportunities for people to collaborate across time zonesThatdoesn’t mean asking them to set their alarms for three in the morning. Butanother feature of the global economy is the extension of time zone relays. Workping-pongs from one side of the world to the other, as complementary teams takeforward projects around the clock in order to meet competitive pressures thatare driven by time.People’ssecurity lies not with the organisations they work for but inside their heads.Create the learning and experience programmes that give them confidence intheir ability to secure employment contracts should the need arise, and yougive them the best reason of all for staying with you.Onefinal point. Training and development managers need to invest in their ownglobal knowledge assets too…HelenVandevelde is an international conference presenter on globalisation and thefuture of work, and delivers consultancy programmes including A Toolkit forCareer Management in the Global Knowledge Economy Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article read more

The road to success

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Whetheryou are working your way up the career ladder internally or planning the leapto that dream job, making your CV stand out from the crowd and creating theright impression at interview will optimise your chances of success, by NicPaton Valmai Hughes has spent the past month getting used to her new role as OHmanager at a major investment bank overseeing the health needs of 6,000 staffin London and the South East. Landing a new job is never as difficult as making a success of a high-poweredrole once you are in it but, nevertheless, Hughes admits she found theinterview process for the bank intensive. It took four interviews to get her the job, the first a two-hour assessmentof her competencies, the second and third one-hour interviews with seniormanagement and the fourth a more relaxed meeting of the team. “I made sure that when I went into the interviews I was, as far aspossible, not going to be confronted by anything that was alien to me,”she says. “But I have to admit I was not expecting a two-hour interviewfirst off.” Planning a career Occupational health nurses are often notoriously bad at planning theircareers. Like many professionals, particularly those working in a vocational fieldsuch as medicine, what is often, rightly, seen as more important is theclinical, patient-related work and developing your competencies in yourspecialist field. This can mean things like having a career path can easily getoverlooked. But as companies demand more and more from their OH departments, being ableto plan your career is becoming increasingly important for OH nurses. Whetherit is simply a case of working your way up the ladder internally or making theleap to that dream job or into academia, it is vital to know how to get thebest out of a job application and interview situation. As Angela Arnold, occupational health and safety recruitment adviser at OHrecruitment specialist Cheviot Artus puts it: “Quite a lot of OH nurseshave never had an interview in five to 10 years. And if they’ve worked theirway up a company, they may never have had a formal interview at all.” The first thing Valmai Hughes did was to sign on with specialist agency,Occupational Health Recruitment. They helped her prepare applications, workedwith her on her interviews and, for the latest job, helped with backgroundinformation on the organisation. “They prepared me so well that I was far less nervous. I think therewas only one question that took me by surprise. In that situation it’s normallyjust a question of telling the truth or being able to say where you might go tofind the answer,” she explains. When sitting down to think about your career, before getting distracted bythe nuts and bolts of CVs, application letters and interview rehearsals, it isworth just taking a step back and thinking, “Where is it I want to begoing?” suggests Sue Lamb, recruitment and development director at OHRecruitment. NHS or private sector, managerial or clinical front-line, academia or somesort of specialist role? How important is juggling family commitments? Are youcommitted to a particular part of the country? These are all questions that itis vital to get clear in your mind at an early stage. “It’s about not being blinkered, being flexible and open to suggestion.But if you really want to progress, you have to put yourself out and make sureyou are not too comfortable,” says Lamb. After this, it is a question of identifying what your skills are and askingthe question “What can I offer?”. For instance, you may decide youneed to take a sideways, or even a backwards, step to get to the position youeventually want. Or it might be that you need a particular qualification oraccreditation first. “What can you bring to a job in terms of experience? Your CV may saywhat your job description is, but what have you actually been doing?” asksLamb. It is important to talk about your place in the structure of the company,do you have access to the board or the managing director, for instance? Do youhave regional, national or even international responsibilities? When it comes to putting together a good CV, identify and focus onachievements that have been above and beyond the basic job description. Itmight have been introducing a sickness absence review or reducing sicknessabsence by a certain percentage. If you can back up achievements with hard,quantifiable evidence, all the better. “The CV is designed to illustrate to a prospective employer what youare capable of,” explains Lamb. It also goes without saying it needs to beaccurate and truthful, while promoting your achievements and abilities to thefull. Writing your CV Most employers will look askance at novella-length CVs crammed with text,littered with different fonts and point sizes and all printed on supposedlyclassy embossed grey or coloured paper. The best rule of thumb here is keep itsimple, clear (a size of 12 points is best) and consistent. Lamb, for one,recommends no more than three sides of A4 paper and try to avoid large blocksof text, using bullet points instead. It is also a good idea to put your nameand page number on each page in case they get lost or broken up. “It is the content, not the size that matters. They do not want to knowthat when you left school in 1963 you worked for a week in Woolworths,”she says. Stick too to your professional qualifications. The fact that you got a CSEin maths in 1971 is, in 2002, neither here nor there. Include a personalsummary of your abilities, skills and competences, but avoiding jargon andabbreviations where possible. “Make sure the people who are reading that CV understand clearly yourrole and how you have developed it. Show you have the essentials to do the jobyou are applying for, and how you intend to develop your career further,”Lamb adds. Keep your CV updated and view it as your ‘shop window’, advises Arnold.”Some people even do them in the third person,” she adds. The application letter should generally be a relatively short and simpleaffair, she advises, but never a standard letter. It should cover who you are,where you saw the advertisement, why you are interested in applying and pointout that your CV is enclosed. For both the CV and the letter, it is critical that you read the jobadvertisement carefully. There is nothing more likely to get your applicationthrown in the bin than getting the name of the person you are applying to wrong(or assuming their sex) or missing a key competence or qualification that isrequired. Assuming your CV is now so professional and polished that your favouredorganisation leaps at the chance of offering you an interview, the secret, asHughes showed, is preparation. Preparing for interview Check out the organisation as best you can, look it up on its website, readup on it, if possible find out about its culture, essentially glean as muchabout it as you can. Again, an agency may be able to do much of the legwork onthis for you. It is the same thing when it comes to the interview panel. If you can find outwho is on it and why, it will give you a much better idea of the sorts ofquestions that are going to be fired at you. A quick search on the Internetwill often throw up useful tips and advice too, suggests Arnold. Enlist friendsor family to do practice runs and get them to ask all those awkward questionsyou hope the real interviewers won’t. Check out, too, where you are going and how to get there. Even do a dummyrun. And give yourself lots of time. There’s nothing worse than arrivingharassed, flustered and out of breath after dashing in late from the car parkor railway station. Also, arriving early will give you an opportunity to sit inthe lobby and get a feel for the atmosphere of the company and the sort ofpeople who are coming and going. “The first three minutes are the most important when it comes to makingan impression. So walk in with your chin up, smiling, wearing a nice new suitand with a new haircut,” advises Lamb, with the proviso that it is not agood idea to go for an outfit that is too new and uncomfortable, as it willshow. “Be positive and confident, but not over-confident. Show you arewell-informed about the company, their record and why you want the job,”adds Arnold. If there are particular things you want to say or get across, orachievements you are particularly proud of, have them memorised and find aplace to turn the conversation around to get them in. It is also wise to have a set of questions committed to memory (and jotteddown on an easily reachable piece of paper in case you suddenly go blank) toavoid an awkward silence when the panel asks “any questions?”. If a question completely throws you, be honest, stresses Lamb. “If youstart to dig a hole, you’ll end up burying yourself. If you don’t knowsomething, admit it. If you start to waffle, they will know,” she says. Itis the same, just more so, for telling lies. When it comes to money, if the advertisement has not stated a salary and thepanel has not already brought it up, it is generally worth enquiring what salaryband the position is in. If the question is then thrown back at you –”What salary band did you have in mind?” – it is vital not to sellyourself short, so keep a salary figure in mind. At the end, thank the panel for calling you to be interviewed and askpolitely when you may expect to hear. It is also worth remembering that the interview is not over until you areback out on the street. A flippant or derogatory comment to the receptionist,or saying something stupid in the lift on the way down will often make its wayback to the panel. If you have not heard anything within five working days – unless the panelhas stated otherwise – it may be worth chasing up; if nothing else it shows youare still keen to be considered. If you are unsuccessful, do not be afraid to ask for feedback. If you remaininterested in that particular company, ask if you can be kept on file forfuture reference. And don’t worry. As with most things, success comes withpractice. Tips for getting a new job CVs– Focus on achievements above and beyond the basic jobdescription; provide evidence– Keep it simple, clear and consistent; use bullet points– Keep it updatedInterviews– Research the organisation– Do practice runs– Check your route, get there early– Be positive and confident– Prepare the points you want to make– Have some questions in reserve– If you don’t know the answer, say so – Remember the interview’s not over until you’re out on thestreet– Ask for feedback if you’re unsuccessful The road to successOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

USU Eastern Women Use Late Surge To Down Snow

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Snow Women’s Basketball/USU Eastern women’s basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah- Utah State Eastern outscored Snow College, 18-13, in the final quarter to sneak by the Lady Badgers with a 64-59 victory on Thursday.Snow led by four with 4:38 remaining in the game; however, the Eagles went on a 12-3 run to finish out the final quarter. Micah Gustafson led the Lady Badgers with 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field. Sydney Pilling added 13 points, while Reagan Yamauchi had 8 points on the night.Snow will close out their home schedule next Thursday, February 20, against league leading Salt Lake Community College. Game time is slated for 5 p.m. February 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local USU Eastern Women Use Late Surge To Down Snowlast_img read more

USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Norfolk

first_img View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Strike July 18, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Navy View post tag: Group View post tag: Arrives More than 5,500 Sailors and Marines serving in the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Norfolk July 15, returning from a six-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Sea. USS Enterprise (CVN 65), along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk.While deployed, Enterprise Strike Group served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting missions from counter-piracy and counter-terrorism to Operation Odyssey Dawn, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.Enterprise and CVW-1 flew more than 1,450 sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. Enterprise and the strike group ships also disrupted nine piracy attempts, resulting in the capture of 75 suspected pirates and the detention of 18 more.“The ships of this strike group have done it all,” said Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, CSG 12. “Simultaneous combat deployments to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility showed what these great Americans can do. They have earned a hero’s welcome here in Norfolk.”The carrier, commanded by Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, traveled nearly 60,000 miles after leaving Norfolk Jan. 13 to support theater security cooperation and maritime security cooperation efforts while deployed. “Everything about this deployment has been unique,” said Mewbourne. “Our Sailors and Marines flexed to perform every mission asked of them to their highest ability, often with great innovation, and always with unqualified success. The crew answered their nation’s call with courage and grit, and I share in their tremendous pride of all we accomplished.”Enterprise CSG is comprised of CSG 12, Enterprise, CVW-1, DESRON 2, Leyte Gulf, Barry, Bulkeley, and USS Mason (DDG 87). The squadrons of CVW-1 embarked in Enterprise are Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 “Red Rippers,” VFA-136 “Knighthawks,” VFA-211 “Fighting Checkmates,” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 “Thunderbolts,” Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 “Screwtops,” Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 137 “Rooks,” Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 “Rawhides,” and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 “Dragonslayers.”Mason is scheduled to return to Norfolk later this month.[mappress]Source: navy, July 18, 2011; View post tag: Enterprise Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Norfolk USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Norfolk View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more