Refugees turn C of E into fastest growing religious group…

first_imgRefugees turn C of E into fastest growing religious group in Finland Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Refugees Migration & Resettlement Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Aug 2, 2016 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

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The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards: A 59-minute Guide to Ensuring Your Organization’s Future

first_img  13 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. The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards: A 59-minute Guide to Ensuring Your Organization’s Future Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The Battle of the Food Documentaries: Truth vs. Fiction

first_img Facebook Twitter The Battle of the Food Documentaries: Truth vs. Fiction Facebook Twitter Farmland is a documentary produced by award winning director, James Moll. It features the real life stories of six young farmers. It portrays their lives, livelihoods, struggles, and opinions.  While these producers were handpicked, the filming process was pretty straight forward. Moll and his crew showed up on their farms and followed them around as they went about the business of farming. Moll told me he wanted to focus on the people not the politics. I asked him if there were things he had to cut out to deliver a message the sponsors wanted. He said no, there was nothing he had to edit or remove from the film.  The film was underwritten by the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, a coalition of the nation’s largest farm and commodity organizations.  This project came about in response to movies like Food Inc and others, which painted a very negative and one-sided picture of modern agriculture and the food production system. Previous articleBeef Price Spike, Still a MysteryNext articleFed Up Film Debuts, Food Industry Responds Gary Truitt While farmland was in production, another film was being produced called Fed Up. This film was produced by Laurie David, whose credits include the documentary Inconvenient Truth. In the director’s own words, this film “Inspires people to make changes in their lives and in our food environment.” It does this by playing fast and loose with the truth, making outrageous and unsubstantiated claims, and scaring people into changing what they eat. The film is packed with liberal and radical celebrities including Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, former President Bill Clinton, and Senator Tom Harkin. The film is narrated by Katie Couric, who lost all her journalistic integrity during the last election. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, an organization that has been behind some of the largest food hoaxes and scare in American history, is featured prominently in the film. SHARE SHARE Unlike Farmland  which tells a story and lets the audience make up its own mind, Fed Up crams its pre-formed ideas down your throat. Some of the more outrageous statements made in the movie include: “Sugar is like cocaine, you become an addict;” “This is the first generation of American children expected to lead shorter lives than their parents;” “95%of all Americans will be overweight or obese in 2 decades;” “We are toast as a country.” These statements and claims are all delivered with the solemn, smug certainty that all radicals use when they have no proof to substantiate their claims.  Fed Up is the same old fear message, delivered by the same old tired  blowhards. The battle of public opinion on agriculture and our food supply has moved from the computer screen to the big screen. This summer, consumers have will have two documentaries to chose from that deal with our food supply, our diet, and our health. Playing in theatres currently are the movies Farmland and Fed Up. These are two diametrically opposed viewpoints, presented in two very different ways.  Both claim to deliver the truth, but one will use reality and the other will use fear.  After viewing one you will feel comforted and positive, the other will make you scared and angry. In the end, who will be the winner? Never before have consumers had a more clear and definitive example of the two different messages being delivered about food and agriculture. I hope people see both films, so they can get a true picture of American farmers as well as a true picture of the shallow and bankrupted arguments of those who want to restrict what we eat and to put a good portion of the food industry out of business. By Gary Truitt Home Commentary The Battle of the Food Documentaries: Truth vs. Fiction By Gary Truitt – May 11, 2014 last_img read more

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Limerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary Plan

first_imgTHE people of Limerick are being invited to attend one of a series of public consultations on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland’s largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary.  The Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary was launched last month by Jan O’ Sullivan, TD, Minister of State for Housing & Planning and has been commissioned by a multi-agency steering group comprising Clare County Council as lead authority, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and Shannon Foynes Port Company.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The land and marine-based plan, the first of its type to be developed in Ireland, indentifies a number of strategic sites along the Estuary for future possible development in the areas of industry, tourism, energy, fishing and aquaculture and marine-related industry.Public consultations will take place at the offices of Kilrush Town Council in Co Clare on Monday 28 January, Tarbert Community Centre in Co Kerry on Tuesday 29 January, and Foynes Community Centre in Limerick on Wednesday 30 January (all times 4.30pm to 8.30pm). The events will feature presentations on the contents of the Draft Plan, while members of the public will also be able to discuss the Plan with local authority officials and representatives of the appointed consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers.Meanwhile, the SIFP for the Shannon Estuary is also on display until February 15th 2013 to give the public an opportunity to view the proposals and put forward their opinions to the appointed project consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers. To coincide with the public consultation process an amateur photography competition has also been launched. With two categories, ‘Adult’ and ‘U18’, photographs submitted can feature any aspect of the Estuary, including people, places, biodiversity, work and recreation activities. Further details may be obtained from www.shannonestuarysifp.ie.Speaking ahead of the public consultation events Cllr. Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council stated: “I encourage the people of Limerick to attend the upcoming event.  The Shannon Estuary is a fragile resource that needs to be protected while it also presents huge opportunities for development that will have a positive and lasting impact on the counties that surround it. This is an ideal opportunity for people to voice their views on how best to manage this important resource.”“The Shannon Estuary and the fringe lands are key resources, and provide space and location for development, stretching from the Shannon Bridge in Limerick City, to the first bridge in Clarecastle, along the Limerick and Clare shorelines, past Foynes and Moneypoint, towards Loop Head in Clare and Kerry Head in North Kerry. By engaging with the Steering Group and appointed Consultants in the consultation process, I believe that the people of Limerick have a key role to play in the management of the Shannon Estuary to ensuring that future development takes place in a coherent and sustainable manner. I hope that many new opportunities will be afforded to the people of Limerick, and the wider region, as a result of this Plan,” the Mayor added.According to Gerry Sheeran, Senior Planner with Limerick Co. Council: “The key objective of the SIFP is to research and develop an integrated approach to facilitating economic growth and promoting environmental management within and adjacent to the Shannon Estuary. The process represents the development and implementation of first Strategic Plan for the entire Shannon Estuary including the lands immediately adjacent to the Estuary.”On completion later this year, it is anticipated that the SIFP will be incorporated, by means of Variation, into the relevant County and City Development Plans. Further consultation with the public will take place as part of that statutory Variation process.For more on the Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary visit www.shannonestuarysifp.ie. Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary PlanBy admin – January 23, 2013 802 Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articlePamela Scott stores in examinershipNext articleVardakar says Shannon has no unfair advantage adminlast_img read more

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Air Force training jet crashes in Mississippi, but pilots eject safely

first_imgABC News(COLUMBUS, Miss.) — An Air Force training jet crashed near Columbus, Mississippi Wednesday, but both pilots aboard were able to safely eject from the aircraft.The crash occurred just days after the Air Force completed a one-day safety review that grounded aircraft so units could focus on safety procedures sparked by a series of recent fatal aviation accidents.“An Air Force T-38C Talon II crashed at about 8:30 a.m. today in a remote area near Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi,” said an Air Force statement. “Both pilots ejected from the aircraft safely.”The pilots were transported to a local hospital for evaluation. No houses or other structures were impacted by the crash of the aircraft.The Talon T-38 is the Air Force’s primary aircraft for training new pilots. Columbus Air Force Base is one of the bases used to train new Air Force pilots.The crash occurred two days after all Air Force active-duty units with flying and maintenance functions completed an operational safety review to reinforce safety procedures.Active-duty units had until May 21 to complete the one-day review, which was triggered after a series of fatal Air Force aviation accidents this year.Air National Guard and Reserve units have until June 25 to complete the review.The safety review came after the deadly crash in Georgia of a WC-130 aircraft, from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard, that killed nine airmen.That crash followed another deadly accident where a pilot from the elite Thunderbird air demonstration team last month after a F-16 crashed outside of Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.In March, seven airmen died when an HH-60 Pave Hawk crashed into a power line in western Iraq.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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George Floyd’s family disputes drug allegations

first_imgStephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The family of George Floyd pushed back against accusations levied against him in court on Friday after lawyers claimed he had taken drugs prior to his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police in May.Defense attorneys for the four officers charged in Floyd’s death claimed he had swallowed fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid, before his arrest, but the slain man’s lawyers disputed that.Ben Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s family, accused the defense team of blaming the dead, a legal maneuver that “flies in the face of what we see with our own eyes on the video,” he added, referring to viral cellphone footage of an officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck before his death.“The only overdose that killed George Floyd was an overdose of excessive force and racism by the Minneapolis Police Department. George was lucid, cooperative, obeyed commands and had situational awareness when he died,” Crump said in a statement. “The world witnessed his asphyxiation on video, and now defense counsel is asking us to disbelieve our own eyes. Multiple autopsies determined that he died of asphyxiation because of the officers kneeling on his back and neck.”He claimed Floyd told the officers that he couldn’t breathe and “pleaded for his life,” but those pleas were ignored.“It is classic police defense to blame the dead and claim that suspects with any amount of drugs in their system were responsible for their own death,” he said. “It’s called ‘blame the dead,’ and it flies in the face of what we see with our own eyes on the video.”Crump gathered with the Floyd family outside the Family Justice Center, where the pre-trial hearing took place as more than 200 peaceful protesters marched nearby in support. Some gave speeches condemning the police, including the officers involved in Floyd’s death, while others chanted anti-police brutality slogans.Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, said the “painful” video of his brother dying has traumatized his family forever. But he said listening to the defense team “blame him for his own death” showed how unfair the justice system is.“Watching our brother die on video was the most painful experience of our lives. But listening to those defending these officers blame him for his own death today felt like a knife in the heart,” Philonise Floyd said in a statement. “It shows the degree to which the justice system works to protect those in authority at our expense.”Crump also accused the opposing counsel of portraying “negative narratives” often used against Black victims of police brutality, in which individuals effectively are “assassinated a second time when the official story line destroys their character after they are dead.”Attorney Antonio Romanucci, who’s also representing the family in the case, said the officers actions displayed the “shameful failure” of the Minneapolis Police Department.“When George said the first time that he could not breathe, they had a duty to check his oxygen exchange and ensure that he was breathing normally. They did not,” he said in a statement Friday. “In fact, they let him beg and plead for breath until there was none left, and he was dead. They exerted deadly force on a non-violent suspect who was subdued, handcuffed and prone.”In addition to the criminal charges, the family filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the four officers involved — Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng — in July. The lawsuit claims they used unnecessary and excessive force when detaining George Floyd, resulting in his death. They are seeking compensatory and special damages and requesting that the city “properly trains and supervises its police officers.”Last month, a defense attorney for Chauvin asked to have all charges dropped against his client, arguing the death of Floyd, 46, allegedly was the result of a drug overdose and not caused by the officer pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee. Chauvin, who was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, pleaded not guilty.Attorneys for Lane and Kueng previously argued that their clients were rookies who followed Chauvin’s lead. Bob Paule, an attorney for Thao, said his client’s role was removed from the attack as he was on crowd control while the others restrained Floyd.The officers are scheduled stand trail in March of 2021.The Minneapolis Police Department issued a series of reforms in the wake of the fatal incident. The department now bans officers from shooting at moving vehicles and they are now required to use the lowest level of force possible when apprehending suspects.“The most impactful thing that we do in this profession is when a decision is made and we have to take a life. Sanctity of life is the cornerstone of how we are guided as a police department, so I see these new changes and updates to use-of-force policy, I think, [keep] both both our officers and our public safe,” Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told reporters last month. “It strengthens our values toward de-escalation and encourages a more reportable force.”He said the reforms were aimed at reducing encounters like the one that led to Floyd’s death.“What I have heard from communities over the course of several years is the impact when officers point their weapons at them, even if it doesn’t result in an arrest situation, the trauma that can have,” Arradondo said. “That’s a threatening use of force and we have not captured that before. It’ll be new for our department members, but it speaks to trying to build that public trust.”ABC News’ Stephanie Wash and Alex Perez contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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English Housing Survey: 7 new facts it reveals

first_imgThe English Housing Survey has just been published and it reveals some fascinating facts about the fast-changing private rented sector.1. Last year 787,000 tenants moved home within the private rented sector. Of these, 73% said they moved because they wanted while 11% or 86,600 tenants were asked to leave by their landlord – two thirds because the landlord wanted to sell or move back in, and a third presumably for bad behaviour.2. Despite constant media coverage of rogue landlords and agents, the survey reveals that 71.4% of all tenants were satisfied with the way repairs and maintenance were carried out on their property.But the survey also says 17.7% of tenants were unhappy with how their landlord looked after their property, leaving 9.5% not sure either way.3. Being a tenant has yet to become as popular as home ownership, either. Just one in five renters or 21% quizzed by the report were satisfied with their status as a private tenant.4. The research also reveals that the private rented sector is now significantly larger than the social rented one. There are 4.413 million private homes in the UK compared to 3.85 million local authority and social housing ones.5. Key complaints among tenants are that their landlord doesn’t bother to carry out any repairs or maintenance, is difficult to contact, carries out shoddy repair work and that repairs are completely too slowly.6. The English Housing Survey also reveals that talk of ‘generation rent’ is not exaggerated – although younger renter tend to be over-represented in surveys, the proportion of the rented sector who are between 25 and 34 years old has nearly doubled over the past decade from 24% to 46%, while the number of families with children has risen from 30% to 36% of all renters.7. And talk of slum conditions within the private sector also looks less credible now – the proportion of non-decent homes, as the survey puts it, has dropped from 47% in 2006 to 28% in 2015.  English Housing Survey July 14, 2017Nigel 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 » Housing Market » English Housing Survey: 7 new facts it reveals previous nextHousing MarketEnglish Housing Survey: 7 new facts it revealsGovernment’s regular English Housing Survey highlights fast-changing nature of tenants and landlordsNigel Lewis14th July 201701,327 Viewslast_img read more

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Network Auctions’ best year!

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Network Auctions’ best year! previous nextAgencies & PeopleNetwork Auctions’ best year!The Negotiator21st February 20180357 Views Network Auctions has reported an 82 per cent sales result, raising £3.4m in its last sale of the year on 7th December, marking a record beating year for the company.The sale included some notable results, with a building plot in North London achieving a hammer price of £210,000 against a reserve of £110,000, a semi-detached house in Bristol (with a late addendum relating to Japanese Knotweed) selling for £434,000 against a guide of £360-370,000, and a bidding war for a parcel of land in Feltham which brought an astonishing hammer price of £17,000 off a guide of £2-3,000.The sale topped off Network Auctions’ most successful year to date, raising a total of £41m up from £36m in 2016, and an increase in overall sales results to 81 per cent from 79 per cent in the previous year.Toby Limbrick said, “This success indicates the strength of auction performance in the property market against the backdrop of record low private treaty transactions and the collapse of buy-to-let and uncertainty since Brexit.“Our record breaking results in such a difficult market are testament to the hard work and positive approach of our auction team. We firmly believe our results confirm the confidence people continue to have in the sector. We are committed to auction and delivering success in 2018 and are excited about the rapid growth of Network E, our conditional online sales platform, which is proving a big hit with our estate agent partners.”Network Auctions sales results Network Auctions Toby Limerick February 21, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned View post tag: europe View post tag: Decommissioned Authorities View post tag: Navy The nuclear-powered Trafalgar Class submarine returned to her base-port of Devonport, in Plymouth, for the last time on June 1 before decommissioning after nearly 30 years of service.The submarine is the longest serving nuclear-powered hunter killer submarine in the Royal Navy and spent her final 11-month operation in the Indian Ocean and east of Suez. The patrol included a search for the missing Malaysian airliner using her sonar. She gives way now to the new world-beating Astute Class and replaced by HMS Artful.HMS Tireless originally operated as one of the Cold War warriors, out of sight and mind as she deployed for long, secret and often dangerous missions out into the Atlantic patrolling for months at a time searching for and stalking her enemies.Renowned for her stealth and many successes she enjoys a strong reputation to this day, as demonstrated by recently completing the first deployment by a Royal Navy nuclear powered submarine to Australia in seven years after assisting in the search for the Malaysian airliner.The submarine has been deployed under the ice to the North Pole, East of Suez, Atlantic, Mediterranean and taken part in supporting submarine command courses and taken part in a number of varied operations. Places visited include India and Australia.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2014; Image: UK Navy The Royal UK Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless is due to be officially retired from active service at a ceremony in Plymouth on Thursday (June 19). View post tag: News by topic HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned June 18, 2014 View post tag: HMS Tireless View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

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China cuts steel for second Pakistani Type 054A frigate

first_img Photo: Photo: Pakistan Navy Share this article View post tag: Type 054A View post tag: chinacenter_img China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on December 20 to mark the official start of construction of the second Pakistan Navy Type 054A frigate.Hudong Zhonghua is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation with which the Pakistan Navy signed contracts for the delivery of a total of four frigates. All four units will be built in China and delivered by 2021.Type 054A/P (P standing for Pakistan) is an export version of the frigate which is already in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN).The Pakistan Navy said the steel cutting milestone was achieved ahead of schedule adding that, once constructed, the warship would be one of the largest and technologically advanced platforms in the fleet.Type 054A frigates displace 4,000 tons and are equipped with vertical launch systems (VLS), a 76mm gun, close in weapons systems and torpedo launchers. They have a flight deck and hangar capable of supporting medium lift helicopters. View post tag: Pakistan Navylast_img read more

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