Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabia View post tag: Italian Navy Authorities May 3, 2017 Share this article View post tag: Fincantieri The Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere pulled into Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on May 5, on the return leg of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment.Carabiniere is set to depart Dammam on May 6, after hosting a press conference on its deck and engaging with local officials.The ship’s crew previously completed port visits to Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar.The Bergamini-class frigate is on an ‘Italian industry showcase’ deployment to Australia and Southeast Asia which started on December 20, 2016. By the time the tour ends, the ship will have visited more than ten ports engaging regional navies in the process.The deployment is financed by shipbuilder Fincantieri which is currently pitching the FREMM design for the Royal Australian Navy’s new nine frigates. ITS Carabiniere took part in the Australian Navy drill Ocean Explorer showcasing her capabilities to Australian officials.ITS Carabiniere is the fourth FREMM frigate built within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation).Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program.The 144-meter frigates displace approximately 6,700 tonnes and is capable of reaching a speed of over 27 knots with accommodation for a 200-person crew. View post tag: ITS Carabiniere Italian frigate pulls into Dammam, Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & Lily Tomlin!

first_img Ryan Silverman Broadway Alums Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to Reunite for New Netflix Series  They worked 9 to 5 together and now Oscar winner and Broadway alum Jane Fonda and Tony and Emmy winner Lily Tomlin are to star with each other once more in the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy, written by Friends creator Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, will follow nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), who suddenly have to deal with the fact that their husbands have fallen in love with each other. Star Files Four-time Tony Nominee ​Victor Garber Boards Starz Series Power Victor Garber will play a recurring role in Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s upcoming Starz drama Power. According to The Wrap.com, Garber will appear as Simon Stern, a well-known club owner and events expert. Masters of Sex, Starring Annaleigh Ashford, to Come Early Suffering Annaleigh Ashford withdrawal after she departed Kinky Boots to become a series regular on Masters of Sex? Well ,you won’t have to wait too much longer to see the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner again on the small screen. According to TVLine.com, Showtime has moved the Masters of Sex season two premiere date up from fall to this summer. The series’ first episode will air July 13. First Date’s Sara Chase Joins New Tina Fey Series First Date’s Sara Chase has boarded Tina Fey’s new NBC comedy series Tooken. Deadline reports that she will play doomsday cult member Cyndee, whose best friend Kimmy escapes. Annaleigh Ashford Santino Fontana Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rebecca Luker Jeremy Jordan Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana and More to Team Up for CSC Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker, Alexandra Silber, Ryan Silverman, Howard McGillin and Brooke Shields are joining forces for Classic Stage Company’s 2014 Annual Gala, Musical Masterworks. They will perform the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Lorenz Hart on May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. View Comments View All (5)last_img read more

​Eurosif concerned over tax amendments to Shareholder Rights Directive

first_imgThe binding vote on executive remuneration was at the heart of the Commission’s initial legislative proposal and hailed as a step towards a greater focus on long-termism by then-commissioner Michel Barnier.In a position paper, Eurosif added that it was aware of the argument CBCR could be “burdensome and onerous” if imposed on all listed companies. “We therefore recommend policymakers think about ways to focus to alleviate such burden and make recommendations in that direction,” it said. It also argued that it would be preferable to amend accounting regulation, rather than the Shareholder Rights Directive, as a means of introducing CBCR.Eurosif said the rationale for institutional investors backing CBCR was one of managing reputational risk.It noted that the distinction between illegal tax evasion and legal tax avoidance had “dissolved in the eyes of governments, NGOs and citizens”.It added that aggressive tax practices risked undermining a company’s sustainability strategies, and that the short-term gains or profits achieved by such tactics could fall away as a result of the medium to long-term impact of reputational risk.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Eurosif position paper on Shareholder Rights Directive Eurosif has questioned attempts by the European Parliament to introduce greater corporate tax transparency by amending the Shareholder Rights Directive.The sustainable investment association stressed that it was wholly supportive of the introduction of country-by-county reporting (CBCR) for all listed companies but said that agreeing an “ambitious” text for the Shareholder Rights Directive was a priority.European parliamentarians recently voted on an amended draft of the directive, which proposed the introduction of CBCR, currently only mandated for banks and extractive industries.But they watered down a pledge for a binding vote on pay by leaving it to individual member states to decide if shareholders should be granted one.last_img read more