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London lettings boom as demand pushes up rents

first_img whatsapp London lettings boom as demand pushes up rents KCS-content LONDON’S lettings market remains buoyant with a surge in tenant demand pushing rents in the capital higher.Forty three per cent more chartered surveyors in London reported a rise in demand for property rather than a fall, up from 37 per cent in the first quarter, according to the latest RICS residential lettings survey for May to July. The difficulty of securing mortgage financing is continuing to persuade higher numbers of people to rent, rather than buy, found the survey, which says 76 per cent more surveyors reported a rise in rents than a fall. Just a year ago the picture was very different, as oversupply pushed rents down and more surveyors reported falling not rising rents. A majority, 68 per cent more surveyors expect rents to increase over the next quarter. Thursday 26 August 2010 8:08 pm whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Can the Rolls-Royce share price stay above 100p?

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address At the start of today’s trading session, Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) was trading around the 100p mark. This fresh weakness left me wondering if it can stay above 100p over time.Short-term outlook for the share priceIn the short term, I think it could well fall below this level. The FTSE 100 index has had a poor start to the day. It is down by 2% as I write. As a result, the broader environment is unsupportive of an upturn in the Rolls-Royce share price.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…This is particularly bad news on a day that the company released a lukewarm trading update. Continued weakness in civil aerospaceFor the January-April period, its preferred performance measure of large engine flying hours was at 40% of levels in 2019. This number was actually slightly lower than the 43% seen for 2020 as a whole compared to 2019. Considering that more than half of Rolls-Royce’s revenue comes from its civil aerospace segment, continued weakness in flying hours is a downer. If stock markets remain weak, I think it is possible that along with weakness in other FTSE 100 stocks, the Rolls-Royce share price can tumble below 100p as well. Recovery likely over timeBut over the next year or two, I think the Rolls-Royce share price stands a good chance of recovery. The first reason I think this is based on its outlook in the rest of its trading update. It is optimistic about its power systems and defence segments, which together contribute 40% to revenues. As far as the power systems operation goes, Rolls-Royce says that it expects “recovery to accelerate” through the rest of 2021.On defence, it says that it “has continued to perform resiliently with high levels of backlog cover”. It is also currently awaiting the outcome of its tender to the US Department of Defense. It also mentioned increased defence spending announced by the UK government last year. And it spoke positively of financial developments. Free cash flow is expected to turn positive in the second half of the year. It also reported cost savings of £1.3bn, which shows progress in its restructuring programme. Among other things, the programme aims to reduce its fixed cost base.  Additionally, as the global economy recovers and vaccinations proceed, stock markets can be reasonably expected to remain elevated. Also, travel restrictions will ease, which will impact Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace business positively.A note of caution But, in the words of the company itself “guidance remains sensitive to the timing of EFH recovery” (EFH means engine flying hours). I think it is important to keep this in mind, because travel regulations could be in place longer than expected. Just yesterday I wrote about the extension of cruise cancellations by Carnival on pandemic concerns. My takeaway for Rolls-RoyceAll things considered though, I think the Rolls-Royce share price could sustainably recover to longer-term 100p+ levels. But right now, its situation continues to be volatile. I would wait for some more recovery in the company before buying the stock.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Manika Premsingh | Thursday, 13th May, 2021 | More on: RR Can the Rolls-Royce share price stay above 100p? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image: Rolls-Royce See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Richard Mills: obituary

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 January 2002 | News Richard Mills: obituary Richard Mills, the former deputy director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the UK, has died.Richard Mills, the former deputy director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the UK, has died.Read Richard Mills by David Thomas at SocietyGuardian. Advertisementcenter_img  15 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

British Heart Foundation hosts auction with eBay.co.uk

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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Heart Week (7th June – 15th June) is just around the corner and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has teamed up with eBay.co.uk to sell a variety of items to raise funds.Items for sale will include a professionally framed red Formula 1 Ferrari team shirt signed by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barricello, the proceeds of which will go to the BHF. Other items for sale will include a signed 1966 replica England shirt and a two-night stay at Disneyland Resort Paris for a family of four.more: www.bhf.org.uk Howard Lake | 28 May 2003 | News Tagged with: Events Technology British Heart Foundation hosts auction with eBay.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

‘Vigilando el útero’ en Alabama

first_imgMarshae JonesEl ataque intensificado contra las mujeres, la justicia de género oprimida y la justicia reproductiva, denunciada como “vigilancia policial” por la activista y defensora de los derechos reproductivos Michelle Goodwin, ha alcanzado un nuevo nivel de violencia en Alabama.El 3 de julio, Marshae Jones, una joven afroamericana embarazada, fue arrestada tras ser acusada por un gran jurado de Alabama por homicidio involuntario, porque abortó a su feto espontáneamente después de que un atacante le disparara en el estómago. El tirador, otra mujer conocida por Jones, no fue acusada y fue puesta en libertad.La acusación contra Jones se basó en la declaración de la policía arrestada de Pleasant Grove, Alabama, cuyo portavoz dijo: “La única víctima verdadera” fue el feto, dependiente de su madre para evitar que sufriera “daño”. (Washington Post, 28 de junio)El bufete de abogados que representa a Jones presentó una moción para desestimar los cargos, pero su argumento se basó en motivos legales relacionados con homicidio involuntario, no un desafío al concepto de persona asignada a un feto que el gran jurado había utilizado para acusar.Después de una protesta internacional y de Estados Unidos, incluida una manifestación en el Centro de Justicia de Bessemer, así como el apoyo del Fondo Yellowhammer, una organización de derechos de aborto de Alabama, la fiscal de distrito local anunció el 4 de julio que había decidido “no procesar” a Jones.Criminalización del aborto/aborto involuntarioLa declaración policial original refleja la ola de leyes racistas anti-mujer, anti-pobres que ahora definen y atacan a las personas embarazadas como simples recipientes o portadores de un feto. En Alabama, cientos han sido procesados con el estatuto estatal de “peligro químico de un niño” por supuestamente exponer su embrión o feto a sustancias controladas.Según Lynn Paltrow, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Alabama encabeza a los Estados Unidos en acusar a las mujeres por delitos relacionados con el embarazo. También señaló que las mujeres en todo el país han sido procesadas por homicidio o asesinato por haber tenido un aborto o haber sufrido un aborto involuntario.El 15 de mayo, el gobernador de Alabama promulgó la ley más represiva contra el aborto en la historia reciente de los Estados Unidos, que prohibía los abortos en casos de violación o incesto. Otros estados, como Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri y Ohio, han aprobado leyes casi punitivas en los esfuerzos por criminalizar y vigilar los derechos reproductivos.Se ha prestado mucha atención a la interpretación de estas leyes reaccionarias como un intento de la derecha para obtener un argumento ante el Tribunal Supremo que podría permitir el fin del acceso al aborto en los EE. UU.De hecho, estas leyes son solo la última iniciativa desarrollada y desplegada contra los derechos reproductivos ganados en los últimos 46 años desde la decisión Roe v. Wade de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos que legalizó el aborto.Ha habido un ataque ininterrumpido de leyes de “derecho a la vida” a nivel estatal, basadas en creencias religiosas y no científicas. Estos castigan desproporcionadamente e intentan controlar la autonomía de las mujeres de la raza negra.Aquellos que defienden las leyes no declaran abiertamente ni admiten su intención prejuiciada, sino que enmascaran el odio del racismo con el pretexto de defender el “derecho a la vida”.Dirigido a mujeres pobres de la raza negraLa hipocresía de esa posición fue desenmascarada, una vez más, a través de la información explorada extensamente en una columna del 3 de julio en Birmingham News, “The Reckon”: las madres negras tienen casi cuatro veces más probabilidades de morir en el parto y el embarazo que las madres blancas. Esta es la disparidad racial más amplia en la salud de las mujeres en los EE. UU.Las razones van desde el racismo estructural al prejuicio individual, desde la negativa de los estados a ampliar la cobertura de Medicaid para las personas pobres, hasta el racismo médico no probable pero real como el que experimentó Myra Powell en Montgomery, Alabama. Perdió fetos gemelos a causa de un aborto espontáneo a las 26 semanas, y empapados de sangre y con dolor, fue llevada al hospital por conductores de ambulancia que nunca encendieron la sirena o las luces de emergencia, se sentaron en cada señal de alto y luces rojas y nunca excedieron los límites de velocidad.La acompañó un paramédico que revisaba su teléfono durante el viaje terriblemente lento y luego se negó a autorizar su traslado a un hospital con una unidad neonatal.La evaluación del estado de Texas de sus muertes maternas mostró que el riesgo para las madres negras era alto independientemente del estado civil, el nivel de educación o el acceso a un seguro privado. Las mujeres negras económicamente acomodadas mueren a tasas más altas que las mujeres blancas de su misma clase.Obviamente, si los defensores de las leyes reaccionarias contra el aborto y contra el aborto involuntario que se están aprobando con sinceridad se preocupan por las madres y los niños, estarían presionando sobre todo por un sistema de atención de salud materna más receptivo, accesible y asequible. Se enfrentarán y combatirán el racismo que causa muertes desproporcionadas en comunidades de color, desde la falta de atención médica hasta la brutalidad policial.Con un examen cuidadoso, la acusación de Marshae Jones muestra, en cambio, que los impulsores de leyes reaccionarias vinculadas a la reproducción buscan la criminalización de las mujeres pobres, las mujeres de color, las personas sexualmente independientes. Buscan continuar el dominio de la supremacía blanca y el patriarcado capitalista.Marshae Jones fue liberada solo a través de organizaciones locales, nacionales e internacionales. Esa es la respuesta que pondrá fin a la “vigilancia policial” y en cambio, afirmará la justicia reproductiva.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On the picket line

first_img‘Amazonians United Sacramento’ walk out Christmas EveNight shift workers at Amazon’s DSM1 warehouse in Sacramento, Calif.,  celebrated Christmas with a walkout. It was the latest action in their campaign for paid time off (PTO). After delivering a petition with 4,015 signatures to management during their break on Dec. 23, the workers read their demands for a meeting with management and PTO out loud. Then 36 of 100 workers clocked out mid-shift.“A lot of people were scared, but it was encouraging to see how many people came through,” said one of those who walked (organizers have agreed not to identify them). “[I]t was good to show people we can stick together.”Like other Amazon workers, those at DSM1 are harassed by ever-increasing productivity goals. One job is sorting and scanning packages. The rate of scans per hour was recently increased from 180 to 300, while workers were gradually cut. Complaining about the stress, a worker noted: “[E]very part of the labor process [is] to get the same amount of volume done with fewer people” — classic capitalist maneuver!Some DSM1 workers, called Amazonians United Sacramento, went public about organizing last September. Around 100 workers are wearing buttons reading, “AmazoniansUnited for PTO.” (Labor Notes, Jan. 3) Stay tuned.Florida teachers march on Tallahassee capitolThousands of teachers, parents and supporters, including leaders of national educational unions, rallied and marched to the Florida Capitol Jan. 13 to demand more funding for public schools. Organized by the Florida Education Association, downtown Tallahassee came to a standstill as teachers in red T-shirts, some carrying signs reading, “I shouldn’t have to marry a sugar daddy to teach,” protested the attack on public education, which began in the late 1990s.“There are 36 high schools with 1,000 students or more that fail to offer physics classes because they can’t find certified teachers. And one out of eight English classes in this state are taught by uncertified teachers,” said Fedrick Ingram, FEA president.Lack of consistent pay increases has produced over 3,500 vacant teaching positions across the state. Florida ranks in the bottom 10 states in educational funding, with spending below pre-recession levels. The state is 26th in starting pay, according to the National Education Association.Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed spending $603 million to raise the state’s starting teacher pay and another $300 million in bonuses for highly effective teachers. Though legislative leaders are skeptical, teachers call DeSantis’ proposal a “good start.” They are seeking a 10 percent across-the-board pay raise for all classroom teachers and school staff. According to tallahassee.com, Florida teachers are emboldened by gains made by teachers from Arizona to West Virginia. (Jan. 13)Teamsters show solidarity with French strikersEven though the U.S. corporate press hasn’t paid much attention to the massive strike beginning Dec. 5 in France, the Teamsters union has. On Dec. 18, it issued a solidarity statement protesting the government’s proposal to drastically change retirement benefits for the working class, and on Jan. 9 the Teamsters held picket lines at and delivered letters to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Consulate General in Los Angeles. The letter began: “The 1.4 million members of the Teamsters Union stand in solidarity with workers in France during their struggle to maintain a pension that allows them to retire with dignity and respect after years of hard work.” The letter also demanded the French-owned, U.S.-based company Airgas respect the workers’ right to organize, free from harassment and intimidation, and sign a contract with adequate retirement benefits. (teamster.org, Jan. 9)DOL attacks franchise workersThe Department of Labor issued a rule Jan. 12 to make it harder to prove that corporations are responsible when franchise owners or contractors violate wage laws. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said the Trumpian rule, first proposed last April and slated to go into effect on March 13, was to limit “joint employers” and “promote entrepreneurs.”The DOL ruling chopped Obama administration wording, expanding the definition of joint employers: corporations that set policies about hiring, firing and supervising workers and set pay and maintain employment records that franchises must follow. McDonald’s workers have taken advantage of that wording. However, last October a San Francisco federal appeals court ruled that McDonald’s was not responsible for such wage law violations by franchise owners.Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, stated the new DOL rule “makes it easier for corporations to cheat their workers and look the other way when workplace violations occur.” She added that DOL’s reversal exposes “millions of workers to wage theft.” (The Hill, Jan. 13) No wonder Fight for $15 has posted a petition calling for support at fight4fifteen.com. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 2

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 2 OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, May 2. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. The waiting game begins again for Ector County Independent School District after the board of trustees unanimously approved an agreement between the district and Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity, to operate Ector Middle School starting in the fall. The Texas Education Agency has 15 days to approve it.2. Odessa Mayor David Turner said the Odessa Fire and Rescue is struggling to meet the demand amid a rise in calls and due to a lack of fire stations, equipment and manpower.3. Several cars derailed as a Union Pacific train delivered sand to a customer Tuesday morning in Odessa, with seven cars flipping to their side and three others derailing but remaining upright, a Union Pacific spokesman confirmed later Tuesday.4. The Junior League Jurassic Jungle, a new dinosaur-themed splash park, is scheduled to open on May 26 with the rest of the City of Odessa’s pools after weather damage last year delayed construction of the project.5. Students at Odessa Christian School have once more captured wins in the annual Cursive is Cool Writing Contest offered by the Campaign for Cursive. Local News Five things you need to know today, May 2 Facebook By admin – May 2, 2018 center_img Twitter Previous articleCity, OFR discuss need for more fire stationsNext articleECHD, Landgraf talk upcoming legislative year admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A Rockwell B-1 Lancer made an emergency landing Tuesday at Midland International Air and Space Port. Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. The bomber is based at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Funeral of Philomena Canning to take place tomorrow

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest By News Highland – March 25, 2019 Google+ Funeral of Philomena Canning to take place tomorrow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous article‘Back with the Big Boys’ – Declan Bonner on Donegal’s return to Division OneNext articleWind Energy billboard campaign being launched today News Highland The Donegal Midwife who died at the weekend after settling an action with the HSE will be buried in her native Glenvar tomorrow.Philomena Canning, who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, had sought damages from the HSE, who withdrew her indemnity insurance to practice as a midwife.In 2015, her indemnity was restored by the HSE, but she never worked again as a midwife.After her case was settled at the beginning of the month, Ms. Canning said that it was first day in almost four-and-a-half years where she woke without a shadow over her, but there was also sadness because her long-held ambition of bringing birth centres to the women of Ireland may never be realised. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

‘Next generation’ lettings platform postpones its launch again

first_imgA lettings platform with national ambitions has again postponed its official launch as it switches from a Purplebricks-style model to a franchise system.Accommodation.co.uk originally said it would be a hybrid lettings platform using local freelance accommodation managers who would ‘build relationships with landlords’.But that was May 2018 and, although the company’s website is up and running, its CEO Aaron Short says the business has only soft-launched its new model while it looks for young agents to join its network. Instead of local accommodation managers, it is now looking for local licenced business partners to launch its ‘next generation letting agency’.Accommodation is to charge them a £995 joining fee and £100 a month thereafter in a bid to take on the big franchised networks such as Belvoir and Martin & Co, whose franchises can cost up to £25,000 to buy plus considerable monthly payments.“We wanted to make the barriers to entry very small but we’ll still support them with local online marketing, training and software to get them off the ground,” says Short (left).He also says that unlike other franchises, Accomodation will not take any of the fees its franchisees earn from landlords.“We will enable them to concentrate on the lettings and the business generation while the heavy lifting will be done by our property management team at head office,” says Short.“The idea is that they are then freed up go out and find their landlords, do their own marketing which we will then match pound for pound, service the landlords better.”lettings Aaron Short accommodation.co.uk July 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » ‘Next generation’ lettings platform postpones its launch again previous nextProptech‘Next generation’ lettings platform postpones its launch againAccommodation.co.uk CEO Aaron Short says delay has been caused by switch from hybrid to franchise model over past few months.Sheila Manchester11th July 20190644 Viewslast_img read more

USA: IWO ARG to Return from Deployment

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: IWO ARG to Return from Deployment View post tag: Naval Nearly 2,000 Sailors aboard the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) are scheduled to return to their homeports Dec. 18th and 20th following a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets areas of responsibility.The dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) will return to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Dec. 18.USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), the IWO ARG flagship, commanded by Capt. Grady Banister, and USS New York (LPD 21) will return to Naval Station Norfolk Dec. 20.This marks the completion of the first deployment for USS New York.Sailors and Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, commanded by Col. Frank Donovan, will offload in Morehead City, N.C., prior to the ships arriving in Norfolk.“The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the IWO ARG’s Sailors and Marines exceeded expectations,” said Capt. Arturo Garcia, IWO ARG commander. “The flexibility of the crews’ response to national tasking in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts is a testament to the capability and flexibility of amphibious forces. I also want to recognize and thank our families for their dedication and sacrifice on the homefront. It is their support that sustains us during deployments and allows us to respond to our nation’s tasking.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 16, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: ARG View post tag: Return USA: IWO ARG to Return from Deployment December 16, 2012center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Iwolast_img read more