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Why I think this FTSE 100 stock is a great long-term buy

first_img One FTSE 100 stock I really like the look of for the long term is Rentokil Initial (LSE:RTO). The name Rentokil resonates with most as a pest control specialist, however, there is much more to RTO than that. It has also released some excellent third-quarter trading results just today.RTO is an international business services company with multiple facets to its operations. It is probably the most well recognised pest control businesses around. As well as pest control, it has a huge hygiene division. With close to 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries, RTO is a global powerhouse.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…FTSE 100 growth championSince the beginning of 2020, RTO’s share price is up nearly 20%. From 453p per share at the beginning of the year, shares are trading at 542p as I write. When the market crash occurred, RTO actually rose in price temporarily but plunged to a crash-low of 340p per share in mid-March. Since that time it has recovered and today’s trading update will vindicate that recovery in my opinion.RTO’s growth and investment viability has been a great journey for shareholders and investors alike. In the previous four years, revenue has increased year on year and has surpassed the £2bn mark back in 2017. If you rewind five years ago, shares in RTO could be purchased for just 153p per share. Based on today’s price that is a 250% increase which is fantastic organic growth.Trading updateThe Q3 trading update released today points towards how successful the hygiene division has been over the last three months for RTO. Overall, ongoing operations revenue grew close to 10% compared to the same period last year. The demand for disinfection services and a return to growth in the pest control side of the business supplemented the improvement in performance.Ongoing revenue in pest control grew by 1.3% in Q3 compared to a decline of 5.9% in Q2. Hygiene grew by a whopping 53.3% compared to Q2 when it grew 16.3%. Due to the pandemic, many companies are in need of much more stringent hygiene and cleanliness protocols and this is where RTO has benefitted.One of RTO’s standout strategies is acquisitions and its ability to complete these regularly and amalgamate businesses to enhance its offering. Any FTSE 100 company that frequently acquires competitors and smaller companies in the same industry is an attractive investment prospect for me personally.Buy now and holdIn addition to strong performance and organic growth, there are a few reasons I would buy and hold RTO. As I have mentioned, RTO has a particularly strong track record of acquisitions which shows it is thriving and looking to progress as a business. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for pest control and hygiene services are only increasing throughout the world.In addition, there is a belief among leading scientists that rising pest levels are linked to climate change. This is good news for pest control businesses albeit bad news for the planet. With Rentokil’s global reach, size, and experience I foresee RTO being a great long-term buy and hold investment from within the FTSE 100 that can be picked up relatively cheaply right now, in my opinion. Jabran Khan 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 source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jabran Khan | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: RTO Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why I think this FTSE 100 stock is a great long-term buy 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. See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

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V23K16 / Pasel.Kuenzel

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38289/v23k16-pasel-kuenzel Clipboard ArchDaily The Netherlands “COPY” Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project V23K16 / Pasel.KuenzelSave this projectSaveV23K16 / Pasel.Kuenzel Photographs CopyHouses•Leiden, The Netherlands V23K16 / Pasel.Kuenzel Year:  Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/38289/v23k16-pasel-kuenzel Clipboard Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. Design for a private house in a master plan by MVRDV on a former industrial area in the centre of Leiden. By introducing a compact service zone on one side of the house, the design offers a maximum of light and flexibility to the living spaces.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessLotte Super Tower / KPFArticlesNepal Pavillion for Shanghai World Expo 2010Articles Share 2009 Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officePasel.KuenzelOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeidenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 25, 2009Cite: “V23K16 / Pasel.Kuenzel” 25 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Court Tells EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos

first_img Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 12, 2018 A U.S. appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos within 60 days. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reverses a Trump administration reversal of an Obama administration plan to impose a ban. Chlorpyrifos is used on cotton, corn, almonds and fruit trees including oranges, bananas and apples, to kill worms and insects. The pesticide has been linked to learning disabilities in children, according to the Hagstrom Report.EPA banned household use of chlorpyrifos over concerns the pesticide can harm the brain and nervous system in 2000. The Environmental Working Group calls the decision a “huge victory for public health.” Meanwhile, CropLife America expressed disappointment with the decision, and is hopeful “EPA will consider all avenues of appeal” after review of the decision.Gregg Schmidt with Corteva Agriscience provided this statement:“Chlorpyrifos is a critical pest management tool used by growers around the world to manage a large number of pests, and regulatory bodies in 79 countries have looked at the science, carefully evaluated the product and its significant benefits and continued to approve its use. We note that this was a split decision of the panel and we agree with the dissenting judge’s opinion. We expect that all appellate options to challenge the majority’s decision will be considered. We will continue to support the growers who need this important product.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Court Tells EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos Previous articleCommentary: Consumers  Support Farm Aid Package More than FarmersNext articleFamily farms receive Hoosier Homestead Award Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Court Tells EPA to Ban Chlorpyrifos Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Kurdish authorities arrest magazine editor to appease Islamists

first_imgNews IraqMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish authorities arrest magazine editor to appease Islamists Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Iraq to go further RSF_en Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Hamin Ary, the editor of the Erbil-based Kurdish and Arabic monthly Chirpa (Al-Hamsah in Arabic), and the withdrawal of all the charges against him. He has been held since 7 May for reprinting an allegedly blasphemous article by Goran Halmat, a controversial Kurdish writer living in self-exile in Norway.According to Erbil police chief Abdullah Khaliche Talate, Ary was arrested under article 372 of the Iraqi criminal code, which punishes “offences that violate religious sensibilities” and carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.Reporters Without Borders regrets that the criminal code has again been applied to a media offence in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region instead of the region’s Law 35, governing media offences, which makes no provision for the detention of journalists in connection with their work.The media freedom organization also condemns comments by the region’s prime minister, Nechirvan Barzani, implicitly calling for the restriction of media freedom. “His comments, designed to flatter and calm the Islamists, are very disturbing, especially coming from a senior politician.”Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the intolerance and undemocratic methods of Kurdistan’s Islamists, who use street demonstrations to achieve their goals instead of legal methods of protests. They could have brought a lawsuit against Chirpa and allowed the courts to decide.Halmat’s article, entitled “Me and God,” was reprinted in the Chirpa issue that was published on 3 May. The article, which imagines a conversation with God and which was originally posted on Facebook in 2010, is deemed by Islamists to be “offensive to Islam.”Representatives of the Kurdistan parliament’s rights commission and religious affairs commission met on 6 May with the Union of Ulemas, the Union of Journalists and the magazine’s representatives to discuss the article’s publication. Although Chirpa presented an apology, it was decided that the magazine would be suspended indefinitely.Hundreds of people gathered outside the Sawaf Mosque in central Erbil that evening. The Union of Ulemas and Islamist parties, including Jama’a Islamiya, called for a major demonstration on 8 May to protest against the article.The next day, 7 May, Ary was arrested and Prime Minister Barzani condemned the article as an attack on Islam and criticized the lack of restrictions on media freedom in Kurdistan. In response, Jama’a Islamiya said it “trusted the prime minister to punish those responsible” and called off the next day’s protest.Around 2,000 people nonetheless marched through the streets of Erbil calling for Halmat’s death and an attempt was made to set fire to Zagros TV, which is owned by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the region’s two main ruling parties. Police intervened to disperse the protesters.Halmat meanwhile said in an interview for Lvin Magazine that, when he wrote the article in 2010, he was targeting Mullah Krikar, the leader of the armed group Ansar Al-Islam, “Since then, it has been republished on the Internet without posing any problem,” he added.The article’s publication in Chirpa came at a time of tension between Islamist groups and Kurdistan’s government. Several weeks before it appeared, Islamist parties had begun protesting against the sale of off-the-rack clothes with inscriptions that have a religious connotation in Arabic, and they seem to have seized on the article as another way of attacking the government. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa center_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News February 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News News December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Families in fear at a Limerick special needs centre

first_imgLinkedin TAGSanti social behaviourBrothers of CharitydisturbancepublicRathbane Email WhatsApp Previous articleGrand Prix director Max Blustin for Tres Court Film FestivalNext articleCarbery all set for move to Munster from Leinster Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Twitter Print Public meeting about introduction of Directly Elected Mayor for Limerick NewsCrime & CourtFamilies in fear at a Limerick special needs centreBy Bernie English – May 31, 2018 9735 center_img Gardaí urged to prioritise Janesboro blackspot RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YOUNG THUGS are preventing families from using the facilities at the Brothers of Charity Bawnmore centre for children with special needs where they gallop horses outside the entrance to the therapeutic swimming pool.Out-of-control children on horses and quad bikes have also become a regular threat for terrified residents in Rathbane.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One man, who did not wish to be publicly identified, told the Limerick Post that he and his terrified children had to stay behind closed doors in the Bawnmore swimming pool to escape from the rampaging youngsters.He said that when a security guard tried to intervene, the horses were ridden at him.“It’s completely out of control out here in Rathbane,” the father-of-two told the Limerick Post.“These young thugs are giving the Brothers an awful hammering. They are good enough to make their pool available to everyone in the community and I take my kids there. Last week when we were trying to leave, we couldn’t get out because they were galloping bareback horses up and down outside. A security man tried to get them to leave and he was assaulted. They rode at him. It was terrifying”.The golf course is another area he says is being targeted by youths on horseback and children as young as 12 and 13 driving quad bikes.‘They are terrorising people. There was one woman run over by a twelve-year-old driving a quad bike. She was lucky she wasn’t killed.“People are afraid of them and the Brothers of Charity have been the target in recent weeks. Cars have been burned out by these same people. They set fire to a van in broad daylight in the street in front of witnesses and burned it out.“They are up and down the roads every night of the week on horses, in sulkies and on quads. There’s constant harassment of ordinary people just trying to get on with their own business and nobody seems to be able to do anything.“It’s like something from the wild west,” he claimed.A spokeswoman for the Brothers of Charity confirmed that the organisation is “deeply concerned” about the situation and the incidents of anti-social behaviour by individuals who have nothing to do with the charitable organisation or the facility at Bawnmore.“We’re experiencing difficulties and we are very concerned about it. We apologise for what happened to that man and his children,” she said.“We are being supported by the Gardaí at Roxboro who are working with us to try to deal with this situation,” she added.Read more crime stories here. Brothers of Charity Services COVID-19 recruitment initiative Cyclovia gives the city a new perspective Sinn Féin TD says ban on scramblers needed, as issues worsen during Covid-19 lockdown Advertisement Scramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in Limericklast_img read more

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Disability groups raising awareness of daily access difficulties

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement LimerickNewsDisability groups raising awareness of daily access difficultiesBy Staff Reporter – September 23, 2020 76 Email Print GROUPS working with the disabled or those with mobility issues in Limerick are calling on people to think about the needs of others when advertising their companies, parking on footpaths, parking cars or even not picking up after your dog. Make Way Day, organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland is taking place this Friday 25 September in Limerick and across the country highlighting issues affecting those who have mobility issues such as using wheelchairs. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For wheelchair users, the elderly, people with mobility issues, parents with buggies and children, having to navigate around a car or van blocking the footpath unnecessarily puts them on the road where they are being put in additional danger. The day will draw attention to the challenges posed by things left on the footpath. This includes sandwich boards along a city street, cars parked on the footpath, or a wheelie bin left out other than on collection day, which result in those in a wheelchair or a parent walking with a buggy, having to go onto the road or street to get around the obstacle. The scourge of dog poo on footpaths is also being highlighted by wheelchair users who are left with poo on the wheels and on their hands by the selfishness of certain dog owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “It is very important that those who are less abled can travel along our footpaths unhindered and in a safe manner. Make Way Day is a great campaign to make people aware of their actions.” “These actions, which are often done without even thinking, can have adverse consequences for others. I am appealing to homeowners and businesses to make sure the footpaths outside their houses or premises are obstacle free, and for motorists to park their vehicles on the road and not the footpath.” “These small changes will have a huge positive impact for people in wheelchairs and parents with buggies for example.” As part of Make Way Day 2020, Limerick City and County Council will be taking part in a virtual meeting with disability groups at 11am where people will highlight access issues from their lived experience of disability. To join the meeting click here and follow the instructions. Anyone who sees an obstacle on the footpath can tweet it to @MakeWayDay and by using the hashtag #MakeWayDay or #MakeWayLimerick  TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerickcenter_img Previous articleEffort to deliver packing boxes to Debenhams’ Limerick store overnight repelled by mass picketsNext articleRemaining semi finalists in the Limerick SFC to be confirmed tonight Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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In brief

first_imgThis month’s training news in briefMerger completed As Training Magazine went to press, shareholders of SkillSoft and SmartForceapproved the merger of the two e-learning companies. SmartForce intends to dobusiness under the operating name of SkillSoft and is expected to pursuelegally changing its official name to SkillSoft in the near future.  www.skillsoft.comNVQ for care managers A new NVQ for the managers of adult care services, launched by awarding bodyEdexcel, is expected to form part of the requirements for registrationfollowing the introduction of national registers for residential care managersin 2003. As many as 20,000 managers are expected to seek registration withbodies including the General Social Care Council by 2005. NorthamptonshireCounty Council has already incorporated the NVQ into its workforce developmentprogramme and has 40 managers waiting to sign up for it.  www.edexcel.org.ukVodafone rings changes Vodafone has opted for a common approach and consistent message in welcomingnew employees by setting up a monthly induction event. The message throughoutthe day, designed by Jarvis Woodhouse, is about teamwork and Vodafone’sculture. An average 100 new starters attend the event each month fromthroughout the business and those who are unable to attend can use an onlineprogramme. Balvi Macleod, people development consultant at Vodafone, said thecourse is designed to give all new starters the same induction experienceregardless of which function they had joined.  www.jarvis-woodhouse.comLexus links up Car manufacturer Lexus and Nottingham Trent University have opened apurpose-built national dealer training centre for Lexus franchises at theUniversity’s Clifton Campus in the city. At its peak the training centre willdeal with more than 10,000 delegates a year.  www.lexus.co.ukE-learning via tills Lloyds Pharmacy has introduced a new bespoke e-learning system that can beaccessed from tills during quiet periods at the store. The programme, developedby BYG Systems, offers modules on till operation, back office systems, stockmanagement and personnel administration. Knowledge retention is reinforced bycustomer scenarios, summaries and assessments.  www.bygsystems.com Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article In briefOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Liberal Democrats call for abolition of the DTI

first_img Comments are closed. The Liberal Democrats have called for the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) to be abolished and its workload distributed to other Governmentagencies. Dr Vincent Cable, the shadow trade and industry minister, accused the DTI ofcreating unnecessary bureaucracy and said it no longer had a place in modernbusiness. “The DTI should be wound up because it doesn’t perform a function. Ithas no real role anymore and only exists as a contact point for industrywithout delivering what [industry] actually wants – which is lessregulation,” he argued. In an exclusive interview with Personnel Today, Cable said the DTI actuallyadds to the regulatory burden with over-complex legislation and a multitude ofred tape, often pushing government administration onto employers. “The Government wants companies to do its administration free of chargethrough things like family tax credits and student loans collection,” hesaid. His solution would be to split the DTI’s duties between other governmentdepartments, such as Work and Pensions and Education and Skills, and to set-upa new ‘red tape busting’ agency. Cable also claims the Government is mishandling EU legislation, comparingthe ease with which The Netherlands dealt with working time rules to the UK’s80-page document. He went on to criticise the DTI’s decision in October last year to appointUS management guru Michael Porter to produce a report on productivity in theUK, claiming he was already something of a cliché in the private sector sixyears ago. He also rejects trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt’s criticism ofmanagers as a key reason for the UK’s poor productivity compared to its majorcompetitors. Instead of poor management, Cable blames the UK’s disappointingproductivity on ageing capital stock and a chronic lack of investment ineducation. By Ross Wigham Liberal Democrats call for abolition of the DTIOn 25 Mar 2003 in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 5/6/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETampa Bay 12 Arizona 1AMERICAN LEAGUEChi White Sox 9 Cleveland 1NY Yankees 7 Seattle 3Baltimore 4 Boston 1Minnesota 8 Toronto 0Houston 6 Kansas City 4NATIONAL LEAGUECincinnati 12 San Francisco 4Milwaukee 5 Washington 3Miami 6 Chi Cubs 5St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 0LA Dodgers 5 Atlanta 3San Diego 4 NY Mets 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMilwaukee 113 Boston 101 (Milwaukee leads series 3-1)Houston 112 Golden State 108 (series tied 2-2)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 3 Columbus 0 (Boston leads 3-2)OT Colorado 4 San Jose 3 (San Jose leads series 3-2)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by May 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/6/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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HMS Dragon Sails into Liverpool, UK

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval March 6, 2014 View post tag: Liverpool Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Dragon Sails into Liverpool, UK View post tag: Sails State-of-the-art Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon will sail into the city on Friday March 7, going alongside the Cruise Liner Terminal until March 10.During her busy four days on the Mersey, the ship will host potential Royal Navy recruits, Sea Cadets, college students, Royal Navy Reservists from HMS Eaglet and other local organisations.Sunday’s Sea Cadet visitors will come from across the North West region, including Chorley, Rochdale, Salford, Bolton and Fleetwood.And on Monday, a number of young aspiring catering students from Hugh Baird College will get the chance to roll up their sleeves and cook up a storm with HMS Dragon’s own chefs as they help with lunch preparation for some of the ship’s 190 crew.Other visiting students include Wirral Metropolitan and St Helens Colleges.“This is a very busy visit to Liverpool for us,” said Captain Iain Lower, Commanding Officer of HMS Dragon. “We are delighted to be able to host such a diverse range of groups.“We hope that those who come on board over the weekend will leave with a better understanding about our exceptional ship, her crew, the modern Royal Navy and the role we play in protecting and promoting the interests of the UK both at home and further afield.“I know my crew is looking forward to being able to making these visits as informative as possible, each tailored to the needs of those visiting – obviously our young visitors from the Sea Cadets will have different aspirations to our catering student guests, for example.“Of particular interest to those on board are our colleagues from the Royal Navy Reserve at HMS Eaglet and the potential new RN recruits.“While we are unable to open the ship to the public on this occasion, I have no doubt that Liverpool will extend its well-known hospitality to the visiting crew.”HMS Dragon, the fourth of the Type 45 destroyers, joined the Fleet in November 2012.Destroyers are part of the backbone of the Royal Navy, committed around the world 365 days a year hunting pirates, drug runners or submarines, defending the fleet from air attack, and providing humanitarian aid after natural disastersBritain’s six Type 45 destroyers are the most advanced warships the nation has ever built. Their mission is to shield the fleet from air attack using the Sea Viper missile which can knock targets out of the sky up to 70 miles away if necessary.The Type 45s can also be used as general-purpose warships; they have huge flight decks to accommodate helicopters up to the size of a Chinook. There’s enough space on board to host a Royal Marines detachment up to 30-men strong.[mappress]Press Release, March 6, 2014, 2014; Image: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Dragon HMS DRAGONOne of the Royal Navy’s newest and most sophisticated ships will make a weekend visit to Liverpool. View post tag: Navy HMS Dragon Sails into Liverpool, UK View post tag: UK View post tag: into Share this articlelast_img read more

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