Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think these are the worst UK shares to own in a stock market crash

first_imgI think these are the worst UK shares to own in a stock market crash Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As we head into a second lockdown, the risks to UK shares are growing. A second stock market crash could be just around the corner, although at this stage, it is impossible to tell. This is the big problem investors face right now. It is impossible to predict the outlook for UK shares over the medium term. 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…That’s why I’m preparing for all eventualities. Rather than trying to gamble on what might happen, I’ve positioned my portfolio for the worst. That means I’ve been attempting to divest any shares that might suffer in a second stock market crash or extended economic slump. UK shares to avoid The firms I’ve tried to avoid are those companies with lots of debt and thin profit margins.A great example is Cineworld. This business built up a tremendous amount of debt before the crisis and was then forced to shut in the pandemic. Even if the company does manage to reopen at the beginning of next year, it will still have more than $8bn of debt to repay. I think the group will find it tough to meet these obligations, even if profits ever return to 2019 levels. Airline companies are an example of the sorts of UK shares with tight margins that I want to avoid. Most airlines only make money if their flights are fully booked. Profit margins are so slim that even a slight drop in capacity can lead to a significant slump in profitability. That’s why I’ve always tended to avoid airlines like IAG and easyJet. There’s just too much that can go wrong. It may also be sensible to avoid financial firms, in my opinion. Some initial forecasts suggest that some banks, such as Barclays and Lloyds, may be able to ride out the economic storm, but others may not be so lucky.Operations like Virgin Money and OneSavings could struggle to continue to attract customers in the current interest rate and economic environment.That’s why I think the best decision may be to avoid them altogether. In my view, there are plenty of other UK shares that may perform better in another stock market crash. Companies I’d buy So, those are the sorts of companies I’m trying to avoid. On the other hand, I’m buying high-quality blue-chip UK shares to hold for the long term. Some organisations, such as Unilever and Diageo, continue to trade at what I believe are highly attractive valuations.As such, I’ve been focusing on these stocks rather than trying to guess what the future holds for weaker businesses. That’s the great thing about investing, one does not have to own every stock. It’s possible to pick and choose individual equities that appear to have brighter outlooks than the rest of the market.I’m taking full advantage of this benefit to position myself for a second stock market crash.  Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th November, 2020 Image source: Getty Images center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Black Volcano / Urban Mesh Design

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Black Volcano / Urban Mesh Design Black Volcano / Urban Mesh DesignSave this projectSaveBlack Volcano / Urban Mesh Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903688/black-volcano-urban-mesh-design Clipboard Party Walls:Osei DesignFit Out Contractor:Self BuildJoinery:C&G Furniture DesignMetalwork:Redhouse ForgeCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Charles HoseaRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Louvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. An abandoned plot in Shoreditch, East London has been transformed into a 220sqm new build family home by architects Urban Mesh Design ltd. Designed by and for practice director, Oliver Lazarus, and his family, Volcano House is complete with four bedrooms, ground floor studio, a series of home offices and garden terraces and a stunning facade of bespoke ‘Black Volcano’ brickwork.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaPreviously an open yard to the rear of a grocery shop, the site had been vacant since 2008. Urban Mesh saw potential in a site shunned by other developers and designed a house to transcend the narrow geometry of the plot and complement an already colourful street.Save this picture!SectionVolcano House sits on Coate Street E2, a pedestrian thoroughfare that runs east west between the burgeoning Oval Space and the tranquillity of Haggerston Park. Sited in a conservation area, the locale is also blessed with a number of modern house gems and given this heritage and the increasing foot traffic through the area, Urban Mesh were keen to add to this East London landscape.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaGiven the relative small layout of the exterior and its prominence on the street, Urban Mesh were able to focus on quality over quantity and deliver something unique. Working closely with brick supplier Erkan Nihat of EBM and brick maestro Ian Peper of HG Matthews they developed an entirely bespoke and innovative ‘Black Volcano’ brick specifically for the project.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaConsisting of three bands of differing brick treatment and throwing mirror polish slips into the mix creates a surface that is as reflective as it is enveloping: by day a semi transparent elevation and by night a reflective beacon of the bright lights of the East End.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaThe interiors of the home were playfully designed to suit the desires and personalities of Lazarus and his family. As a result, the home is filled with colourful and individual touches throughout. In the main dining space sliding pastel green kitchen units are complemented by a cantilevered sea-blue wrap-around leather banquette and reclaimed peach church pew. Glass doors disappear into walls, neon hearts glow, stairs become periscopes. In the 3r d floor master bathroom a well placed step puts the 6’3” and 4’11” couple at equal heights at double stone sinks as well as providing access to a secluded street facing bamboo terrace.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaAt upper levels circulation areas expand to become music, games and homework spaces – as much a salute to creative space planning as a reaction to the family’s previous corridored Victorian maisonette.The Ground floor provides a calm refuge arranged around a large pear tree planted within a glazed courtyard containing guest accommodation and an airy open ceilinged studio space for Lazarus’ yoga and health practitioner wifeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!Third Floor PlanDespite the plot size, 3.7m wide at front, and 20m in depth, the home is filled with natural light from generous glazing in recesses that resulted from extensive party wall and rights of light negotiations. Even the plot shape formed part of the design process as negotiations with a neighbouring development resulted in a widened rear and a beguiling wedge shaped footprint to the building that subtly opens up as you pass from front to back.Oliver Lazarus, Director of Urban Mesh and occupant of Volcano House said “The project has been a labour of love from purchase and planning through to construction and fit out but, given the opportunity, what architect could resist the opportunity to build their own house, especially so close to home in London. The nature of the site pushed us as architects to create something engaging in the streetscape and internally to create a generous home with functional, beautifully proportioned and well connected spaces. As a family it gave us the incredible opportunity to build a lifetime home in an area we lived and loved.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaVolcano House is shortlisted for two awards at the 2019 Brick Awards: Innovation and Architects’ Choice.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaProject gallerySee allShow lessCristopher Cichocki’s Places Art in Architecture to Spark a Discussion About Environ…Architecture NewsA Month After the Fire, The National Museum Receives Emergency Repair and Demands a …Architecture News Share Save this picture!© Charles Hosea+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Charles Hosea Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Shell contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903688/black-volcano-urban-mesh-design Clipboard “COPY” Houses Year:  Photographs Architects: Urban Mesh Design Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineers: CopyAbout this officeUrban Mesh DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationEnglandLondonUnited KingdomPublished on October 20, 2018Cite: “Black Volcano / Urban Mesh Design” 20 Oct 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream M+E: 2018 Get Turner Ltd Manufacturers: 3V Architectural Hardware, HG Matthews, Velfac, Crispgem Joinery, Redhouse, Solarcrest Prospero Projects Ltd United Kingdom Form SD CopyHouses, Renovation•London, United Kingdomlast_img read more

University of Leeds launches £60m fundraising campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2013 | News Other major donationsThe Campaign has already received a number of other large donations:• A £2.5 million gift from Bacteriology and Biochemistry graduate Peter Cheney and his wife Susan has established a programme of fellowships• A donation from Economics and Politics graduate Michael Beverley enabled the University to build a Super Resolution Light Microscope• The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation is funding the University’s Reach for Excellence programme for five years, supporting work in local schools and communities to encourage more local young people to aim high and achieve their full potential.University Chancellor Melvyn Bragg explained how these donations revive a tradition of philanthropic support for universities:“In the post-war era, state funding for universities grew and the need for philanthropy declined. But now the state is pulling back, and I don’t see how we can be an ambitious university, creating inspirational opportunities for our students and growing our research to tackle the major challenges of the modern world, without the support of our donors”.  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: alumni AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img University of Leeds launches £60m fundraising campaign The University of Leeds is embarking on a £60 million fundraising campaign, its first major fundraising campaign since 1925. The funds will be used to create new student , push forward its research and support its vision of a place among the world’s leading universities.The Making a World of Difference Campaign is structured around five key areas of the university’s people and research – Arts & Culture, Climate Change, Global Society & Business, Human Health, and Students.First stage of the campaignThe first stage of the Campaign has already attracted over 10,000 gifts so far, and these are already helping hundreds of students and supporting research.The University has also received its biggest ever donation, a gift of £9 million which will support the creation of its new library on its city centre campus. The library will be named after the donor, Irvine Laidlaw, who studied economics at Leeds in the early 1960.The four-storey building, due to open in the spring of 2015, will also provide a new home for some of the University’s outreach work with the local community.Lord Laidlaw has been a donor to the University for some time, providing scholarships for students from less privileged backgrounds and supporting the brightest undergraduates to join major research projects.He said:“I came from a quite privileged background and at that time Leeds was very much a working class university. As Grants and Welfare Secretary for the students’ union I was able to help people who were facing serious money issues – and I found out about deprivation in a way I’d not experienced before.“This experience showed me how privileged I was and it stayed with me. I have been very fortunate; my business has been a great success, but success is not just about talent or ability. It’s also about encouragement, whether from the family, school or University, and we need to do more to nurture people’s ability”. Advertisement 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

TCU News Now 11/4/2020

first_imgNewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ ReddIt TCU News Now 11/11/2020 NewsNow Staff ReddIt Facebook Linkedin + posts Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU News Now 10/14/2020 TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Previous articleHoroscope: November 4, 2020:Next articleThe Skiff: Nov. 5, 2020 NewsNow Staff TCU News Now 10/21/2020 TCU News Now 4/21/2021 NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ Twitter Facebook NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ TCU News Now 10/28/2020 News NowTCU News NowTCU News Now 11/4/2020By NewsNow Staff – November 4, 2020 954 Twitter NewsNow Staffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/newsnow-staff/ TCU News Now 4/14/2021 printlast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News news slideshow What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, January 24, 2014 | 12:54 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Fire at Derry bookmakers started deliberatley

first_img Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – July 9, 2014 Twitter The Fire Service has said a fire at a bookmakers in Derry was started deliberately in the early hours of this morning.The fire broke out in the roof of Ladbrokes in Central Drive, Creggan at around 4am.Three fire appliances were used and a section of the roof has been removed.Northern Ireland Fire Service commander Kevin Lynch spoke on the Shaun Doherty Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/kevl1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Fire at Derry bookmakers started deliberatley Previous articleTwo whales refloated in Falcarragh against expert adviceNext articleFurther arrests as Gardai intercept vehicle linked to east Donegal crime News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

PCHS cheerleader gets ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to London

first_imgPike County High School Senior Kylie redmon, left, had one gaol this summer: to become a UCA All-American. Not only did she reach that goal, but above and beyond with a chance to take her cheering overseas to London. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Email the author When Kylie was named a UCA All-American, doors were opened wide to her.“I had three special event trips that I could participate in,” she said. “One was Disney World. The other was Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the other was to participate in the New Year’s Day Parade in London. That’s what I wanted to do.”But, first things first. Kylie had to raise the money for the special event trip so she made a plan. She would  “hint” to family members what a wonderful graduation gift the trip would be and she would be a very available babysitter. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Pike County High School senior Kylie Redmon had a goal. When she attended cheerleading camp at her school this past summer, she wanted to be named a UCA All-American. And, from there, the sky would be the limit.Cheerleading squads that attend a Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp may nominate squad members to compete for the honor of being named a UCA All-American. Those who make All-American qualify for a special event trip and the experience of a lifetime.“I wanted so much to be named a UCA All-American because that is a real honor and it’s also a great opportunity to get to travel and see things and do things that you probably wouldn’t have the chance to do,” Kylie said. “At least, not at my age.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Her family came through and she spent many nights when she could have been out with friends, sitting with babies.On December 27, Kylie Redmon, all alone, boarded a plane for the first time in her life for the eight-hour flight “over the ocean” to London. There were more than a few butterflies but she was not going to miss out on such a great opportunity.“The plane hit a lot of turbulence. It was like we were riding on a bumpy dirt road,” she said. “I was scared to death and, because of the turbulence, the flight took nine hours. When we got to London, it was windy and cold. I was not off to a good start.“But as soon as I saw the Guoman Tower all lit up, I knew London would be a trip of a lifetime for me,” Kylie said. “We stayed at the Hotel Tower and I could look out and see the Tower and the city. It was beautiful. It was great just being in the hotel.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content There were five cheerleaders from Alabama on the trip and they became friends and enjoyed seeing London together.Kylie visited Windsor Castle, which is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.“I loved it and Westminster Abby is a beautiful church. We had to climb 700 steps to St. Paul’s Cathedral and learned how it was saved from being bombed during World War II. I went though The London Dungeon and learned about London’s darkest past. “I enjoyed learning the history of London and going to all those sites that I had heard about and read about but thought I would never see.”Kylie went ice skating for the first time at the city’s Winter Carnival, rode the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel, and ate a lot of unsalted French fries at McDonald’s.”The New Year’s Day Parade was fun but tiring because the cheerleaders had to run from one “routine” stop to the next for about two hours.“Getting to go to London was an amazing opportunity for me,” Kylie said. “Now, I want to travel more. I learned so much, saw much and had such a wonderful time.  I would recommended a trip like this to anybody that has the opportunity.”Kylie came home to Hook’s barbecue and sweet tea and focused on high school graduation. She plans to attend Troy University and earn a degree in interpretive sign language and possibly teach and, for sure, travel back across the ocean.PCHS cheerleader gets trip to London Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Meeksville fire chief says road closure would delay response times When the Pike County Commission holds a public hearing Monday on Lockheed Martin’s petition to vacate a portion of County… read more PCHS cheerleader gets ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to London Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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IOG secures approval for phase one of Core Gas Project in North Sea

first_imgIOG is reviewing the Pipeline Works Authorization applications and other necessary applications for pipelay activities IOG to move ahead with first phase of Core Gas Project in the southern North Sea. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) UK-based development and production firm Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has secured approval from the UK Oil & Gas Authority for field development plan (FDP) for the first phase of its Core Gas Project in the southern North Sea.Being developed in partnership with CalEnergy Resources (UK), the Core Project is estimated to hold 410 billion cubic feet (BCF) of 2P+2C reserves.IOG is reviewing the Pipeline Works Authorization applications (PWAs) and other necessary applications for pipelay activities. It is also planning to sign a full engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with the platform contractor in near future.Fabrication preparations underway for Core Project Phase 1 installation platformsThe firm noted that the fabrication preparations continue for two Phase 1 normally unmanned installation (NUI) platforms, namely the Southwark and Blythe platforms.IOG CEO Andrew Hockey said: “This innovative low-carbon project, re-using previously decommissioned infrastructure to develop otherwise stranded domestic gas resources, is a definitive example of maximising economic recovery, in line with UK government strategy.“In such a turbulent and unpredictable environment, we remain as focused as ever on leveraging our core strengths: funded status, proven resource base, infrastructure ownership, excellent partner, low unit costs, low carbon footprint and experienced team with a clear value creation strategy.“As Phase 1 execution ramps up, we have avoided any schedule impact to date from Covid-19 and are also targeting cost savings even more proactively to help deliver our project on time and budget.”Last year, IOG has farmed out 50% of its SNS upstream assets, the Thames Pipeline and associated Thames Reception Facilities to CalEnergy Resources.last_img read more

US Navy’s Newest Submarine Joins Fleet in Norfolk

first_img Industry news The Navy commissioned its eighth Virginia-class submarine, USS California (SSN 781), during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 29.More than 1,500 people attended the ceremony at the naval station, while others viewed it live on the Internet.Rep. Buck McKeon of California, House Armed Services Committee chairman and the ceremony’s keynote speaker, welcomed California to the fleet and reminded the crew of the important role they will play in protecting the nation’s security.“Members of the crew: always keep your eyes and your ears open,” said McKeon. “Remember your oath and your creed. This nation depends on you and your stewardship of the California. Remember, you are the quiet warriors. You are the silent sentinels. You are the shield around us. You are the chosen few.”Also on hand for the commissioning was Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert​, who also spoke about the California crew.“What this is all about is the Sailors who volunteer to serve,” said Greenert. “Your actions reflect our proud heritage and tradition. I am proud of you and I’m proud to serve with you.”Greenert also focused his remarks on how today, this event and this submarine reflected his tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. He also pointed out the fiscal judiciousness of the builders.“I challenged them (Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding) at the christening to deliver on time and on budget,” said Greenert. “They did it.”The builders delivered the submarine eight months early and under budget.California, the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, can operate in both littoral and deep ocean environments and presents combatant commanders with a broad and unique range of operational capabilities.“The Navy and our CNO have been waiting. USS California is the first ship to be commissioned on Admiral Greenert’s watch as our new CNO. You are the first warship indelibly marked with his sailing directions from our very birth. He expects you to maintain our superiority in the undersea domain,” said Commander, Submarine Forces, Vice Adm. John M. Richardson.With the traditional first order, “Man our ship and bring her to life,” the Navy’s wait was over.“Today, I am excited to receive yet another platform of undersea superiority,” said Greenert, “a platform deployable anytime, anywhere, capable of owning the undersea domain.”Greenert is not the only one who has been anticipating California’s official arrival.“Our allies have been waiting. Because they know that you’ll soon be on patrol, in the cold, deep, and quiet waters of the arctic to the shallow, warm, crowded waters of the tropics. And they gain assurance knowing that you are a force for good – keeping the global economy flowing freely over the ocean trade routes,” said Richardson.Richardson added that there are some who have not looked forward to the day California would join the submarine force.“Many have been wishing this day would never come,” he said. “Those who would deny freedom, those who oppose our national interests and our calling to protect the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – this is a day that will keep them awake at night.”California will directly enable five of the six Navy maritime strategy core capabilities – sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security, and deterrence.As the Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine, California will support these capabilities for years to come.“California has many decades of service ahead,” Richardson said, “but we can’t afford to lose a single moment. We need California on the front lines now.”California is designed to excel in anti-submarine warfare; anti-ship warfare; strike warfare; special operations; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions.The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and will operate at speeds in excess of 25 knots submerged.Construction on California began February 2006; the submarine’s keel was authenticated during a ceremony on May 1, 2009, and she was christened during a ceremony Nov. 6, 2010.Cmdr. Dana Nelson is California’s first commanding officer. Nelson leads a crew of about 134 officers and enlisted personnel. A native of Clinton, Conn., he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.Donna Willard, wife of Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Robert F. Willard, serves as the submarine’s sponsor. She broke the traditional champagne bottle against the boat’s sail during the christening ceremony last November. Her initials were welded into a plaque inside the boat during last year’s keel-laying ceremony.California is the seventh Navy ship, and first submarine, to be named in honor of the people of the Golden State. The most recent USS California was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser (CGN 36) that was in service from February 1974 to July 1999.[mappress]Source: navy, October 31, 2011 US Navy’s Newest Submarine Joins Fleet in Norfolk October 31, 2011center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Submarine Joins Fleet in Norfolk Share this articlelast_img read more