Ariston Holdings Limited 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Beta Glass Company ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Beta Glass Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

12th annual Taste of Apopka attracts over 800 guests

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommerceTaste of Apopka Previous articleHow turkey beat duck, goose and chicken as the official main course of ThanksgivingNext articleFEMA deadline for hurricane assistance ends this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 More than $1,000 raised for local restaurants affected by Hurricane IrmaFrom the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce  The 12th Annual Taste of Apopka, a signature event of The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, was held at Highland Manor last Thursday, November 16th. With nearly 50 restaurants and business vendors participating in this year’s event, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed more than 800 guests who came to sample food and beverage selections and to raise funds in support of the community’s local restaurants and vendors that were affected by Hurricane Irma.McDonalds Smoothie Truck won Best of Quick Service.Nestled under the trees and starlight at the beautiful Highland Manor, guests were able to savor all that the area has to offer. Unlike previous years, the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce will also be generously donating more than $1,000 in total – from our prize raffles and ticket sales – to the restaurants that won in each of the four “Best Of” award categories.“Unfortunately, many of our restaurants in the Apopka area were hit hard and several of them are still struggling to get things back to normal. Therefore, we are grateful that the entire community joined us in support of our local restaurants, in order to make this a successful night,” said Robert Agrusa, President of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.With the help of several esteemed judges, the following restaurants were awarded the “Best Of” Awards at the 12th Annual Taste of Apopka:Best of Sit Down: Charlie GraingersBest of Quick Service: McDonald’s – Smoothie TruckBest of Sweets and Desserts: Topper’s CreameryBest of Catering: Sam’s Club of ApopkaTopper’s Creamery won Best of Sweets and DessertsWe extend our most sincere appreciation to our generous sponsors for their commitment in this successful event, including Duke Energy, Orlando Health, Taurus – Apopka City Center, The Apopka Chief & The Planter, Clear Channel Outdoor, Florida Hospital, UCF Business Incubator, Waste Management, AccuTech Construction, Inc., A&C Printing, Dignity Memorial, FINFROCK, Florida Door Solutions, Insight Credit Union, Nelson’s Insurance Services, Inc., The Apopka Voice, and Wal-Mart.Charlie Graingers won the Best of Sit Down.The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to be a catalyst of success for the entrepreneurs and leaders in business development, relationship building, community enrichment and local, regional and statewide issue advocacy by providing the tools and resources to help members be successful. Chamber membership offers business credibility, referrals, networking, marketing and advertising opportunities and professional development.Sam’s Club of Apopka won Best Catering.For more information on the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, please visit Charlie Graingers won the Best of Sit Down. Their award is in the feature photo. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Campinarana House / Laurent Troost Architectures

first_imgCopyAbout this officeLaurent Troost ArchitecturesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCortenManausBrazilPublished on July 12, 2019Cite: “Campinarana House / Laurent Troost Architectures” [Casa Campinarana / Laurent Troost Architectures] 12 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Brazil CopyHouses•Manaus, Brazil Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti, Maíra Acayaba Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 28Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs “COPY” Projects 2017center_img Campinarana House / Laurent Troost Architectures Campinarana House / Laurent Troost ArchitecturesSave this projectSaveCampinarana House / Laurent Troost Architectures Manufacturers: mmcite, Amazon Aço, Dellanno, Gerdau Corsa, ROCHA AluminiumTeam:Laurent Troost, Raquel Brasil dos ReisStructural Project:Eng. Flávio CarvalhoComplementary Projects:Eng. Raimundo OnetyLandscaping:Laurent Troost, Hana Eto Gall, Edith Eto GallMobiliário:MMCité, DellannoConstruction:Helena Rabello, Daniel HerzsonAward 1:World Architecture Award 30th Cycle – WinnerAward 2 :2019 Metal Architecture Design Award – WinnerAward 3:2019 A’Design Award – SilverAward 4:2019 Metal Architecture Design Award – WinnerFeatured 1:2018 Oscar Niemeyer Award – NominatedFeatured 2:Selected – “L’Amazonie en construction: l’architecture des fleuves volants”, Paris, 2019Featured 3:2019 THE PLAN Award – FinalistFeatured 4:Selected – “XAMA: 30 years in the Amazon in 30 works”, Amazon capitals, 2018-2019Featured 5:Selected – “Works panorama” XI BIAU (Bienal Ibero-americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo), 2019Featured 6:2019 Dezeen Awards – Longlisted (still running)Project Author:Laurent TroostCity:ManausCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The Amazon, more than any other area on the planet, requires climate-appropriate architectural strategies. The natural and environmental conditions are extreme and the proximity of the equatorial zone requires an architecture oriented towards thermal comfort and “passive” sustainability, that is, adequate deployment, creation of protective eaves, dimensioning and orientation of the openings for cross-ventilation, as well as the preservation of local ecological systems. The preservation/valorization of Campinarana – Amazon forest type characterized by small trees, whose soil is shallow and clayey – was the starting point for the concept of the project.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaTo minimize deforestation and preserve as much as possible of the Forest, the main architectural strategy for construction in the 20 x 40 m plot was the reversal of the classic housing typology. The rooms are located on the ground floor and the internal living environments, the outside seating, and the swimming pool are located on the upper deck. To optimize exposure to climatic factors, the house was divided into 2 volumes. The longilineous one houses functions allowing sun exposure (access, garage, storage, pool, laundry) and the transversal one functions in need of sun protection (living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms).Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Diagram – InsolationSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe main transversal volume received a contemporary reinterpretation of the colonial roofs, with 8 pitches in 2 independent levels, allowing the fruition of the winds and the creation of an air mattress in the in-between space, protecting the thermal comfort of the living space of the upper floor of the house. The reduced width of the main volume is designed to guarantee cross ventilation in all environments. This passive energy strategy adapted to the climate allows a very low energy consumption. On the East and Westside, the roof consists of lateral vertical planes that protect the inhabited spaces from the first and last rays of the equatorial sun.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThere was also the concern to create an independent roof of the house, with the construction of eaves of two meters to the North and to the South, supported only by eight supports in “V”. The roof, therefore, can dilate in the function of the thermal variation and insolation throughout the year, without compromising the structure of the house. The choice of Corten as roof material was due to its low maintenance and evolutionary character in harmony with the Forest of Campina and its reddish clay soil so present in the landscapes of the Amazon. In addition to the guaranteed cross ventilation with its sliding windows on both sides and the glass fins on the third side, the fully glazed living room allows complete integration with the covered terrace, solarium, pool, and nature.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessRestoring the Physical Nature of DesignArticlesHouse in the Orchard / LDA.iMdA architetti associatiSelected Projects Share ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Laurent Troost Architectures Area Area of this architecture project Area:  366 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Bank problems may hit charitable giving

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. Tagged with: Finance Giving/Philanthropy Ireland The demise of Anglo Irish Bank in Ireland and its take over by the Irish state may have a direct impact on charitable giving some charities fear.Anglo Irish was known to be very generous to charity, giving a percentage of its profits each year. As the Anglo’s profits grew so too did its donations which sometimes reached €500,000 to individual charities in the social welfare field.It is unlikely that Anglo will maintain its level of giving. Moreover, as other banks continue to need large tax payer support to survive it may have an impact on their ability to give to charity at the same level in the years ahead.However, the example of Northern Rock may give some cause for optimism. Northern Rock Foundation, the single biggest charitable group offering grants in the North-east of England, had initially feared its projects would be ended by the collapse of the mortgage bank in 2007. But Alastair Balls, the charity’s chairman, was able to increase his grants budget for 2008 from £7m to £11m, following pledges made during the nationalisation process.Until the end of 2007, Northern Rock set aside 5 per cent of its profits each year to fund the foundation. The collapse of the bank prompted Mr Balls to cut the charity’s grants budget for 2008 to just £7m, but provisions in the legislation paving the way for the nationalisation of Northern Rock commit it to funding the foundation to the tune of at least £15m a year until 2010.  51 total views,  1 views today Bank problems may hit charitable giving Advertisement  52 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 | 30 January 2009 | Newslast_img read more

Corporate fundraising partnerships for July 2015

first_img  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 3. Keyrus and British Heart FoundationData intelligence company Keyrus has received the Qlik Corporate Social Responsibility Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Keyrus’s UK and US subsidiary BIPB.The award recognised BIPB Group’s commitment to using Qlik products “to make the world a better place”, and came with a $1,000 donation to make to a charity of the winner’s choice. In fact, the Keyrus Group matched that sum, so $2,000 was split between the British Heart Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.The Keyrus Group recently released a Fundraising Analysis dashboard in Qlik® Sense on QlikMarket intended for non-profits. It tracks KPIs such as new and lost donors by type and geographical location, and includes financial analysis of revenues versus expenses. Organisations can download it and plug their data into the accompanying Excel template to load into Qlik Sense, populating the Fundraising Analysis dashboard with custom data for self-service data discovery and analysis. Howard Lake | 15 July 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity charity of the year corporate Here are some of the latest charity of the year and other corporate fundraising partnerships.1. First Utility and NSPCCIndependent gas and electricity supplier First Utility expects its May fundraising campaign for the NSPCC to raise more than £100,000.During the month, First Utility pledged to donate £2 a month for two years on behalf of every new customer that switched gas and electricity.The funds raised are part of an ongoing two year partnership with children’s charity the NSPCC, which aims to raise a total of £250,000 to support the charity’s work protecting children and preventing abuse.2. Asda FoundationAsda Foundation has announced how much it has given to charities in the past month. Advertisement Corporate fundraising partnerships for July 2015 4. Good Energy and Centre for Alternative Technology100% renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has sponsored a new electric vehicle at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Nicknamed ‘Eve’, the  Aixam Mega Multitruck is a versatile light commercial vehicle that is designed for short delivery missions, so is “perfect for supporting the work of CAT in the local area”.The company has supported CAT for 10 years. For example, for every individual switching to Good Energy, the company will donate £30 to CAT. Photo: Chains – by Neamov on 5. Bulgari and Save the ChildrenThe partnership between jewellers Bulgari and Save the Children has now raised more than £22 million and helped improve the lives of 700,000 children in 25 countries.A silver and ceramic ring and pendant, specially commissioned for Save the Children and inspired by the B.zero1 range of jewellery launched in 2010, retails at £360 with a £60 donation to Save the Children.Welsh actor Luke Evans is just one of the Ambassadors for the Save the Children and Bulgari global partnership.In September “Stop, Think, Give” a book depicting all the 160 Save the Children and Bulgari Ambassadors photographed by Fabrizio Ferri, will be publshed in the UK by Rizzoli. 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.last_img read more

Limerick entrepreneur has a safe bet with 20 new jobs

first_imgBusinessNewsLimerick entrepreneur has a safe bet with 20 new jobsBy Staff Reporter – December 8, 2013 2009 Print Advertisement Facebook Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleOff duty Gardai accused of street fight involvementNext article#VIDEO Madiba honoured by rugby faithful at Thomond Park Staff Reporter By Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CAHERDAVIN entrepreneur, Seamus Fahy is creating up to 20 jobs with the launch of Ireland’s first independent safety deposit box vault giving Limerick consumers a real choice about where they can securely store their valuables.With an increased rise in opportunists and planned burglaries and costing less than one euro a day, the new service offers people peace of mind about their prized possessions.Highlighted in recent crime figures and Garda reports, there has been a spate of burglaries across Limerick throughout the month of November and a there has been a 23 per cent increase in the number of burglaries across the city in recent months.Seamus Fahy, a University of Limerick Business Studies graduate, has opened Mer-rion Vaults containing several thousand safety deposit boxes of varying sizes.Up to twenty jobs will be created directly in the company and in supporting service providers by Seamus and his business partner David Walsh from Cork.Mr Fahy told the Limerick Post that cash and valuables hidden in the attic, under the mattress or in a home safe are a dangerous attraction for burglars who will resort to violence to secure their target.“Irish people have traditionally left important documents like property leases with their banks, often as security for loans, while keeping valuables like jewellery and cash at home,” he said. “Traditionally banks have provided boxes in various branches but are now ceasing or have ceased to provide them. With confidence in banks under pressure, demand for a private safety box has increased as a secure alternative for assets.The Limerick man has built the vault from scratch and has the very latest security technology installed.“A leading consultant, who is regularly commissioned by Lloyd’s insurance to assess such premises around the world helped construct the vault and choose the most ap-propriate technology to keep it secure,” Mr Fahy said. “Such is the standard of secu-rity at Merrion Vaults, Lloyds has approved the system and is the main underwriter and insurer for the company. We also have an extremely sophisticated security sys-tem to ensure that access to any box is limited to the authorised person only.”A safety deposit box not only removes the risk of leaving valuables in a small safe at home, it can also reduce your household insurance premium. Long term, a safety deposit box will provide a secure home for items such as house deeds, passports, important data on memory sticks, items of sentimental value such as old photos and documents, a deceased mother’s wedding ring etc.Seamus Fahy continued: “For insurance purposes there is a clear saving where the valuables are in a safety deposit box rather than stored at home. A comprehensive insurance policy is available for all valuables underwritten by Lloyds on London.”Full details are available at Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Woman with Taiwanese passports arrested at Mar-a-Lago with 4 cell phones, a laptop and a thumb drive with malware

first_imgMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A woman carrying two Taiwanese passports, four cellphones, and a thumb drive containing “malicious malware” managed to skirt multiple layers of security at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Florida.An affidavit signed by a Secret Service agent described how Yujing Zhang, 32, appeared to lie to agents and made it deep into one of President Trump’s marquee properties before a receptionist discovered she was not “on any Mar-a-Lago access list.”Zhang later told agents she was asked by a Chinese friend to try to discuss foreign policy with a Trump family member, according to an affidavit. Trump was not at the club during the incident, according to a press pool report.Federal prosecutors in Florida have charged Zhang with lying to a federal agent and entering restricted grounds.The Secret Service says the investigation is ongoing. Zhang’s public defender did not immediately respond to request for comment.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon System

first_img View post tag: Viper View post tag: sea Equipment & technology View post tag: successfully Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon System HMS Dragon has successfully tested her Sea Viper weapon system by knocking a target out of the sky at the Outer Hebrides missile range off Scotland. The firing exercise took place in almost perfect conditions on a rare hazy summer’s afternoon off the west coast. It marks the start of an intense work-up period for the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer.Dragon’s Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Duncan MacRae, 32, of the Royal Australian Navy and from Melbourne, said:“This was a great demonstration of the capability of a Type 45 and a reassurance of system performance. “I have been involved in a couple of missile shoots but this one was by far and away the most rewarding as I was in the hot seat giving the order to engage.” There were five days allocated to make sure the ship’s company and machinery were ready. On day three the call came to authorise a ‘hot run’- a real firing exercise.A target missile was launched which increased the working tension, as sensors and communications circuits were tested to make sure they were properly functioning.The missile was coming in towards the vicinity of the ship and the Command order to “take” the target (the executive order to engage with Sea Viper) was made by Lt Cdr MacRae.He was only one member of the team that ensured the firing went as planned.Lt Cdr Kevin Miller, Dragon’s Weapons Engineering Officer, said:“The engineering behind the scenes to ensure that the missile accurately reaches the target and destroys it is immense. “The Sea Viper missile itself is just one small component of the Principle Anti Air Missile System that comprises some advanced radars and powerful computers to do all the maths involved in an engagement.” The head of the group, Chief Petty Officer Ian Dryburgh, 36, from Gosport, said:“I am over the moon that it all went according to plan. I had no doubts that it would all go according well and the kit performed admirably throughout. “Now all we’ve got to do is scrub off the marks made by the efflux on the top of the missile silo.” Dragon’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Houston, 43, said:“What has been particularly pleasing is the way in which everyone onboard recognises that they have each played a part in making this happen, from the Marine Engineer’s with their efficient power and propulsion through to the logistics team that ensure the equipment receives all the stores support available. “This firing is but a small step on Dragon’s road to deployment next year and the team have worked really hard to get us where we are today.” Portsmouth-based HMS Dragon now undertakes Maritime Security operations and has a visit to Northern Ireland during a break from an intensive testing period. After the summer the ship continues with Flag Officer Sea Training off the south west coast of England before advanced training with a French carrier battle group.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 16, 2012; Image: Royal Navy July 16, 2012 View post tag: Weapon View post tag: Navy UK: HMS Dragon Successfully Tests Sea Viper Weapon Systemcenter_img View post tag: system View post tag: News by topic View post tag: UK View post tag: Tests View post tag: Naval View post tag: Dragon View post tag: HMS Share this articlelast_img read more

HMAS Perth Conducts Replenishment At Sea

first_img View post tag: Perth July 27, 2012 Despite the rough seas and howling wind, the crew on HMAS Perth battled the elements to conduct a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with the United States Naval Ship Matthew Perry.With just 50 metres between the two ships, extreme precision is required to keep both ships steady on the same course and maintain the gap between the two hulls. Once the guide ropes are attached, the job of manoeuvering the fuel line across a pulley system begins from the Matthew Perry to HMAS Perth.Ship’s Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Vaughn King said they were the roughest conditions in which the Ship had done a RAS for quite some time.“The RAS is a really important event as it keeps the ship at sea for much longer but it requires a lot of skill and hard work to do it quickly and safely,” said Warrant Officer King.The crew on the port waste deck were swamped numerous times by water churned up by the bow of the Matthew Perry as they kept an eye on the fuel lines while HMAS Perth received aviation fuel and diesel.The RAS is historically celebrated on its completion by the playing of music. HMAS Perth has a unique form of celebration with its own band, “No Direction”, comprised of keen musicians from within the Ship’s company.On this RAS however, the defence watch timetable and rough weather meant that “No Direction” were unable to perform.HMAS Perth has a 21 day stint at sea and with another RAS scheduled before the sea phase exercise concludes so “No Direction” may still get the opportunity to celebrate the RAS in a distinctly HMAS Perth style.HMAS Perth is one of two Australian frigates participating in EX RIMPAC 12. During the sea phase exercise, HMAS Perth will be conducting flying operations with the S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter onboard, boarding and submarine exercises. HMAS Perth also successfully fired two Evolved Sea Sparrow Surface to Air Missiles in a critical test of the ship’s high end war fighting skills.Approximately 1,100 Australian sailors, soldiers, airmen and women are participating on Exercise RIM-OF-THE-PACIFIC (RIMPAC 12) from 27 June 2012 to 2 August 2012.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 27, 2012; Image: Australian Navy Share this article Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMAS View post tag: seacenter_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Perth Conducts Replenishment At Sea HMAS Perth Conducts Replenishment At Sea View post tag: Replenishment View post tag: conducts View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more