Presidential pardon only hope for cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui

first_imgNews TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia December 26, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists to go furthercenter_img News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today called on President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to grant a swift pardon to jailed cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui, who is in a very weak condition after staging a series of hunger strikes.The organisation issued its appeal after the Tunis court of cassation on 12 July rejected a request by Yahyaoui’s lawyer for it to overturn his conviction. The court is the country’s highest appeal court, and its ruling means that Yahyaoui has exhausted all possible means of legal recourse.”We condemn the hard line taken by the Tunisian judiciary with this cyber-dissident, whose only crime is to have dared to denounce President Ben Ali’s totalitarian regime,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said.Yahyaoui was arrested on 4 June 2002 and was sentenced on 10 July 2002 to two years in prison for allegedly circulating false news and making fraudulent use of Internet connections. Last month he was awarded the first Reporters Without Borders cyber-freedom prize. News July 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Presidential pardon only hope for cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

High temperatures and drought conditions cause ‘extreme fire risk’

first_imgNew parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin The Fire Service has already been called out on a number of Occasions over the last few days and your cooperation would be appreciated to protect the Environment and Public Health.”Read the full notice here. Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and County Councilweather Twitter Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Facebook Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line WhatsApp NewsEnvironmentHigh temperatures and drought conditions cause ‘extreme fire risk’By Staff Reporter – June 29, 2018 1507 Print Email O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead THE Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) have issued a ‘condition red’ extreme fire risk “arising from current prolonged high-pressure weather patterns, high temperatures and effective drought conditions”.In a notice issued earlier today, the DAFM advised people to avoid all outdoor use of “fires, barbeques, and other open ignition sources” in forest lands and other high-risk areas until further notice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council issued the following statement:“Due to the ongoing Hot and Dry weather there is an extreme risk of fire. Limerick City and County Council are not permitting any burning of Agricultural Vegetation and that the General Public should be particularly vigilant with Cigarette butts and Barbecues or any other potential fire source during these exceptional weather conditions. Previous articleHigh skilled jobs at KEMPNext articleLimerick Golf Notes Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementlast_img read more

Rajasthan HC Upholds Validity Of Interchangeability Of Reservation Vacancies Between Widows And Divorcee Women In Case Of Non-Avilability Of Candidates In Either Category

first_imgNews UpdatesRajasthan HC Upholds Validity Of Interchangeability Of Reservation Vacancies Between Widows And Divorcee Women In Case Of Non-Avilability Of Candidates In Either Category Monisha Purwar12 Aug 2020 8:51 AMShare This – xWe find no constitutional impediment in making the reservation for widow and divorced women interchangeable i.e. filling up of unfilled vacancies of one sub-class from another sub-class; category wise. The Rajasthan High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of a Notification issued by the Government of Rajasthan substituting a rule pertaining to reservation of vacancies for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWe find no constitutional impediment in making the reservation for widow and divorced women interchangeable i.e. filling up of unfilled vacancies of one sub-class from another sub-class; category wise. The Rajasthan High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of a Notification issued by the Government of Rajasthan substituting a rule pertaining to reservation of vacancies for women in its Service Rules to allow interchangeability between divorcee and widow candidates vacancies on the quota of seats reserved for these category in case of non-availability of sufficient candidates in either of the two categories. The matter was referred to the larger bench of the Court on a reference made by the Division Bench for determination of the constitutional validity of the Notification dated 22.12.2015. Background The Rule was substituted by the Rajasthan Various Service (II Amendment) Rules, 2015 in exercise of powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India and reads as Reservation of vacancies for women candidates shall be 30% category wise in the direct recruitment, out of which one third shall be for widows and divorced women candidates in the ratio of 80:20. In the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable candidates, either in widow or in divorcee, in a particular year, the vacancies may first be filled by interchange, i.e. vacancies reserved for widows to the divorcees or vice versa. In the event of non-availability of sufficient widow and divorcee candidates, the unfilled vacancies, shall be filled by other women of the same category and in the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable women candidates, the vacancies so reserved for them shall be filled up by male candidates of the category for which vacancy is reserved. The earlier rule allowed other women to fill the vacancies on seats reserved for widows and divorcees without offering an interchangeability of vacancies for divorcees and widows. The Rule read as Reservation of vacancies for women candidates shall be 30% category wise in direct recruitment out of which 8% shall be for widows and 2% for divorced women candidates. In the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable widows and divorced women candidates in a particular year, the vacancies so reserved for widow and divorced women candidates shall be filled by other women candidates and in the event of non-availability of eligible and suitable women candidates, the vacancies so reserved for them shall be filled up by male candidates. Decision The Court stated that a perusal of the Notification reveals that it provides a category-wise reservation in favour of women candidates or as is known as it’s a compartmentalized horizontal reservation. Relying on the decision of the Supreme Court in Anil Kumar Gupta & Ors. vs. State of U.P. & Ors (1995) and Indra Sawhney etc. vs. Union of India & Ors (1992), the Court held that interchangeability is permissible within compartmentalized horizontal reservation. It stated that its only when migration of candidates due to interchangeability prejudices vertical reservation that such interchangeability is objected to. Further, the Court said “but, no such mischief can be said to be obtaining if interchangeability in between widow and divorcee i.e. two sub classes under the women reservation as a class is permitted category wise. If such interchangeability between the widow and divorcee is permitted, it will adversely affect neither the vertical reservation nor the horizontal reservation for the women of the category other than the category to which the widow/divorcee belongs.” The Court also referred to Section 36 of the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 to conclude that interchangeability amongst horizontal reservations which does not adversely affect vertical reservation already exists under the scheme of the Rules providing for horizontal reservation. The Court noted that the petitioners have not disputed the legislative competence of the respondents in enacting the Rule in question issued vide Notification dated 22.12.2015 nor is the extent of reservation for divorcee and widow candidates a subject matter of challenge and stated that It is undeniable that the women category as a whole constitutes an underprivileged class; but, it is also true that the widow and divorced women constitute even more vulnerable and deprived sub-class amongst women as a whole and the respondents were well within their competence to devise a mechanism for the upliftment and betterment of these more deprived and weaker sub classes. In response to the contention of the petitioner that divorces are contrived in order to avail the benefit of the reservation, the Court said that although the contention appears lucrative at first blush, in absence of any material/data on record to substantiate the contention, it has no legs to stand on and deserves to be rejected. The Court also reiterated the ruling of the Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney to reject the contention of the petitioner that the said rule would result in marching over of some less meritorious widow/divorcee women candidates over more meritorious women candidate in their respective category. It observed “It cannot also be ignored that the very idea of reservation implies selection of a less meritorious person. At the same time, we recognize that this much cost has to be paid, if the constitutional promise of social justice is to be redeemed.”Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Stobart Air to run regional flights between Donegal and Dublin

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleNorth West job losses should act as a wake up call – MacSharryNext articleLaurentic Bell to return to Derry News Highland Twitter Twitter By News Highland – January 13, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stobart Air to run regional flights between Donegal and Dublin Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Stobart Air has confirmed the signing of their new four year contract for services between Donegal Airport and Dublin.The announcement was made late last year with the new contract signed yesterday.The Aer Lingus regional branded flights, operated by Stobart Air, will run two flights daily between Donegal and Dublin.Leas Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the recent confirmation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/copesat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Reuters goes global to raise staff diversity

first_imgReuters goes global to raise staff diversityOn 24 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Reuters has significantly increasedthe diversity of new staff through its Internet recruitment scheme.Ivan Newman, head of globalgraduate recruitment and employer brand, said the site allows the media companyto choose from graduates in areas as diverse as Pakistan, Ireland and the US.The site uses anelectronic application form, which attracts thousands of candidates a year.Although Reuters is happy to receive written applications, the Internet systemhas proved so popular that it received just 10 paper applications last year.Newman said,”What we are looking to do is to take the students and match them to aplace in the company. It is about ensuring there is a fair selection procedureand providing a full support mechanism.”The company’s websiteboasts student-friendly features such as career planners, job advice anddownloadable screensavers.Reuters has hired 200graduates since the site began in 1996.Graduate recruitmentmanagers become each new trainee’s line manager once they have been offered ajob at Reuters, explained Newman, at an Access Conference International eventthis month.www.reuters.com/careers/graduate Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Test file – please disregard

first_imgTest file – please disregardOn 19 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Test1Test2last_img

Morse’s code

first_imgInspectorMorse may have been loved by millions of viewers, but how would his managementtechniques be judged in a real workplace situation and how, asks  Paul Simpson, would we view him as a workcolleague?Chief inspector Morse would never have become an inspector if his bosses hadmeasured him against any of the usual checklists of the qualities that make agood manager. He has the people skills of a social misfit, he is often abusiveor offensive when directing staff, his alcohol consumption would triggerdisciplinary action in most workplaces and he hardly leads his team by buildingconsensus or encouraging input from his employees. His able sidekick, detective sergeant Lewis, may occasionally chip in, andthe pathologist’s expertise is eagerly sought, but in Morse’s eyes anyoneelse’s input is best confined to buying him a pint of beer or making sure thecoffee he is handed at the scene of the crime doesn’t contain powdered milk. Even John Thaw, who played him to such good effect, spoke of Morse as”the old bugger”, admitting his fictional alter ego was snobbish,patronising, and “totally sad”. Fittingly, for a fictional detectivecreated in a society where workaholism is a national disease (and whosegovernment is threatened with legal action over its failure to restrict workinghours), Morse has no personal life. As Thaw once said: “It is the job witha capital J which makes him sad because his work is his whole life.” Morse is incorrect, not just politically but in the broader cultural sense:a curmudgeonly, borderline alcoholic, workaholic, upper class snob with Ludditeattitudes who would, you suspect, regard the very idea of human resources as anintellectual con trick. Yet he became so popular in his TV incarnation, that heregularly drew 12 million viewers and new episodes were even helicoptered toNorth Sea oil rigs. Steeped in real ale and the classics, Morse is as thoroughly British asBasil Fawlty was in the 1970s. But while John Cleese’s hotelier was a cruellyaccurate send-up of the flawed, fawning psyche of the British manager of yore,Morse is a slightly idealised, ennobled version of the kind of employee foundin every workplace. Every company has at least one executive whose talents areless conspicuous to their superiors than their unfortunate habit of refusing totoe the party line, yet whose craft and non-conformity inspire those aroundthem. Morse isn’t the only curmudgeonly-but-decent workaholic solving the UK’sfictional crimes. Down the social scale (but also on ITV) is David Jason’sdetective inspector Jack Frost, who may not drink to excess or crackcrosswords, but exhibits the same fine disregard for forms, office politics andthe repercussions of his workaholic habits on his personal life. Morse andFrost are merely the most visible of their breed. Anyone who has watched much police drama on TV would probably conclude thata real maverick cop would be one who, given the chance to rush to a crimescene, would say: “Oh, no thanks Super, I’ve got these forms to fill in,the latest home office directives to cast an eye over, and besides, I’m worriedwe might be over budget this month.” Nor indeed does the stereotype of the grumpy, middle-aged maverick stop withMorse and Frost. American movies are full of them, often played by actors suchas Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford, for whom middle age is already a memory.They are designed to inspire us with their refusal to play by anyone else’srules, their steady certainty that they are right and the astonishing effecttheir wrinkly charisma has on the opposite sex. In part, it is tempting to seethese stereotypes as a fantastic exercise in wish fulfilment by the writers whomay not be fabulously rich, secure, or sexy, and have never had the nerve tosay no or even ‘perhaps’ to their bosses (see above right). But do the fictional stereotypes they create and we consume matter?Probably. The replacement of Jack Warner’s benevolent play-it-by-the-book Dixon OfDock Green with a generation of rogues and mavericks like Jack Regan in TheSweeney (also played by Thaw), Morse and Frost does reflect a shift inattitude, especially the demise of deference and our increased cynicism aboutauthority. Most of our small screen detectives now solve crimes despite theauthorities’ involvement, not because of it. The most sympathetic authority figure in any of these dramas – Morse’s bosschief superintendent Strange – is well meaning, but subject to politicalpressure, lacking Morse’s imagination and often absurdly impatient for results.Morse is the hero in an age where our distrust of geographically remote figuresof authority, be they prime ministers or company vice-presidents, is summed upin the gag about the biggest lie in business being “I’m from head officeand I’m here to help you”. If we trust any manager these days, we trustthose on the coalface like Morse or Frost. Fending off retirement Morse may seem unique (and even his popularity hasn’t sent his long secretfirst name Endeavour shooting up the list of top boy’s names), but in many wayshe is so typical as to be commonplace. Sorry Morse, but by the time the TVseries ended, the grumpy inspector was a 50-something fending off retirement,hardly untypical in a country where, by 2031, 60 per cent of adults will beover 45. A recent survey in the US found that half the nation’s managers in themanufacturing industry are due to retire in the next five years, and similarpressures are already at work in the UK. Equally typically, as Morse’s careerand life peter out, no obvious successor has emerged or been groomed by hisboss Strange. His isolation is increasingly representative of society. A 2002 report byThe Future Foundation found that, for the first time, more Britons live aloneor as a single parent than within a traditional family unit. Even his death isnot that rare: alcohol played a large part in his fatal illness – as it does in33,000 deaths in the UK each year. The parallels between Morse and non-fictional mortals deepen when youexamine his managerial style. He does not tolerate fools gladly, regardingalmost anyone as foolish if they disagree with him; yet (in his own eyes) is firmbut fair. He is so shocked when Strange suggests that he speaks to Lewis”in your way – dismissively” that he spends the rest of the episodecomplimenting Lewis on his work. After the second “well done Lewis”,his sergeant is worried enough to ask: “Are you feeling alright,sir?” Nor is he especially sympathetic when Lewis’ family commitmentsprevent him from buying Morse a pint after work, although he does try to wrapup one case quickly so his sergeant can attend his son’s sports day. Morse is a guru, not a mentor. The idea that Lewis might want promotion,albeit in the traffic division, fills him with distaste. And when Morse doestry to instill values in his colleagues it is to try to turn them on to opera.He inspires – as Lewis does intermittently, by example – in the sense that (asLewis says in one episode) “he’s the best there is”, not by histuition or advice. He solves crimes through a quasi-mystical process more akin to an artist creatinga painting than a manager making decisions. While, Frost arrives so often at acrime scene being pored over by constables and forensic scientists and stillmanages to spot the vital clue everyone else has missed that you almost suspecthim of planting evidence, Morse often relies on gut instinct – a method thatresearch shows may drive as many as a quarter of the decisions real managersmake. For instance, a chance remark by Lewis will often put him on the rightcourse and, like many real life managers, the inspector is frequently wrong. Hard to handle Morse’s isolation and arrogance mean he doesn’t build consensus as much asdestroy it. This makes for great television, but research from CornellUniversity’s Johnson Graduate School of Management finds that when real lifemavericks are introduced into groups trying to make a decision, other membersof the group find this hard to handle and complained that the decision-makingprocess has gone awry. Morses may have remarkable minds, but before you hire one remember that, asthis research suggests, they can be a real pain in real life. When Thaw was first approached about playing Colin Dexter’s detective, hemade it clear that although he liked the “old bugger”, the characterwould need to change. Although Thaw’s Morse usually develops a crush on atleast one female character in every story, he doesn’t (as Dexter’s does) scannewsagents for the right porn magazines. The change is crucial, Morse the lonely romantic is infinitely moresimpatico than Morse the lecherous old man. When he strays ethically – as hedoes bending the rules to try to convict a car dealer he believes guilty ofdouble murder – he does so not for personal gain or pleasure. His habitual grumpiness and iconoclastic approach to life, are a refreshingchange in a workplace where compulsory corporate euphoria is all too common.Researchers are only just starting to understand the emotional complexity ofwork, but Morse is the sulky antidote to the ‘have a nice day’ school ofcorporate life where employees are encouraged to behave in certain predictable(yet emotionally wearing) ways in the name of efficiency. Not for Morse, the masks many of us wear in the office: he is what he is –nonconformist, socially awkward, tightfisted, often hungover, resistant tochange and immensely gifted. All of which somehow makes it more believablewhen, in the very first episode, he is passed over for promotion tosuperintendent. The final irony of the Morse cult is that, while 12 million of us happily sharedtwo hours of our valuable time with him on our TV screens, none of us, frankly,could bear to work for the “old bugger” for as long as SergeantLewis. Up close and corporate: Redford epitomises work dilemmasRobert Redford’s turn as Nathan Muir, the retiring CIA spymaster in SpyGame, is merely the latest in a long line of roles in which Hollywood’s bestblond since Marilyn Monroe has played a tough, ethical maverick. The differencebeing that in Spy Game Muir is successful: he bluffs, deceives and cheats hisCIA superiors while achieving his goal of saving his old prot‚g‚ Brad Pitt froma Chinese prison.Normally when Redford comes over all hard-bitten and virtuous,everything goes awry. In Brubaker, he played a reform prison governor whosevery decency is such a threat to the powers that be they have to fire him. InUp Close And Personal, he plays a television news producer called WarrenJustice whose moral standards (and habit of telling the damning truth aboutanyone who doesn’t meet those standards) leaves him with only one careeroption: death. Redford/Justice is as distrustful of new approaches as Morse isof new technology, turning to one boss and asking him bluntly: “Did youever have an idea you didn’t get from a focus group?”In Out Of Africa, Redford’s individualism and understandabledesire to escape from Meryl Streep’s Danish accent lead his character DenisFinch-Hatton to a similarly tragic end. In The Horse Whisperer, he nurses asick horse back to mental and physical health, but has less success whisperingsweet nothings to his latest squeeze Kristin Scott Thomas.When a Redford character does succeed, there’s usually a price.In The Candidate, where he wins a California Senate seat, he abandons hisprinciples so completely that, by the time he gains power, he is powerless tothink without his spin doctors. Redford suffers from the gain the world/loseyour soul equation as the writer who never fulfils his promise in The Way WeWere and as the arrogant skier in Downhill Racer. He is most successful (andpays the smallest price) when he is organising a con with Paul Newman in TheSting or stealing a drugged horse in The Electric Horseman.Redford is rather liberal for an American actor in this day andage, but even so his films represent a rather stark message about survival inthe capitalist corporate environment. The message, in simplified tabloid form,seems to be that having principles can, at best, condemn you to a lonely lifewhispering to sick horses and, at worst, lead to the termination of your careeror your life. Just the kind of bleak world view Morse would approve of. Comments are closed. Morse’s codeOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Seasonality in Antarctic airborne fungal spores

first_imgAirborne fungal spores were monitored over periods of up to 131/2 months at three sites on Signy Island in the maritime Antarctic. Fungal spore concentrations in the air were much lower than in other parts of the world. Concentrations were very low during the austral winter but increased during the austral summer. Chlamydospores were the most abundant fungal spore type found. Spores of Cladosporium spp. were the second most frequently trapped form. All spore types samples were most abundant in the summer months, except for chlamydospores, which were most numerous during the winter. The concentration of Cladosporium spores in the air at Signy Island was compared with the concentrations of this spore type found in the air in other parts of the world. It was evident that Cladosporium loses its dominance as the most abundant component of the air spora with increasingly high latitude. The peak concentration of fungal spores occurred at two sites following the start of the thaw; at the third site, the peak occurred with the arrival of spores by long-distance transport from more northerly regions.last_img read more

House sales in ‘structural decline’ says Barclays

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » House sales in ‘structural decline’ says Barclays previous nextHousing MarketHouse sales in ‘structural decline’ says BarclaysHigh profile City investment analyst working for banks says sales numbers peaked in 1989.Nigel Lewis15th August 201701,395 Views A city analyst working for Barclays believes house sales are in ‘structural decline’ in the UK.The comments by Jon Bell (pictured, below) come in a note sent to City investors yesterday in which he says the number of homes sold in the UK peaked in 1989 and have been declining ever since.Reason for the decline, the equity analyst says, include the increased number of homes owned by buy-to-let landlords, who tend to buy and sell properties less often than home owners.Bell points out that government’s own figures highlight how private home ownership has barely changed since the early 1990s while the extra housing stock made available since then has been swallowed up by private landlords.Bell also says the higher cost of Stamp Duty, a lack of new public and private housing and the UK’s ageing population, who tend to move less often than younger families, is also depressing sales.Bell, who works at the high street bank’s investment banking arm in the City, also proffers some more surprising reasons for the UK’s declining number of house sales.He says the government Help to Buy scheme for new homes is helping younger buyers purchase larger homes, and that they then later move home less frequently.Also, says Bell, many people’s poor credit history is hampering many younger people get on the property ladder because they can’t get mortgages.Housing surveyHis comments reflect the recent English Housing Survey, which found that between 2015 and 2016 the number of private or social renters who aspire to buy their own home one day remained the same.Among private renters, 59% said they wanted to own one day, while 27% of social renters had the same aspiration. Some 25% of private renters hoped to buy their first home in the next two years, the survey showed.  Jon Bell house sales Barclays English Housing Survey August 15, 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 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

Ocean Shield Crew Honoured for Professional Excellence

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Ocean Shield Crew Honoured for Professional Excellence View post tag: Ocean Shield View post tag: crew View post tag: Asia-Pacific The 6,500 tonne Offshore Support Vessel was brought into service in June 2012 to bolster the humanitarian and disaster relief capability of the Royal Australian Navy. Since that time ADV Ocean Shield has supported MU90 torpedo trials, Exercise BLACK CARILLION 2013 and most recently Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight.Representing Commander Australian Fleet, Captain Tony Rayner read the commendation to Master and crew of the Australian Defence Vessel ADV Ocean Shield for their exemplary performance in support to the Australian Defence Force mission from 2012-2014.“Ocean Shield has undertaken a number of challenging, demanding and varied missions which were completed with the highest levels of professional excellence. Ocean Shield displayed outstanding reliability during its two year service in the Australian Defence Force – not once did it fail to achieve its preparedness requirement,” Captain Rayner said.Ocean Shield remains alongside at Fleet Base West following conclusion of their support to Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.[mappress]Press Release, July 03, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: Excellence Share this article View post tag: Honoured The civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield yesterday received a Commander Australian Fleet commendation for their professional excellence, dedication and esprit-de-corps during their recent service to the Royal Australian Navy. July 3, 2014 Ocean Shield Crew Honoured for Professional Excellence View post tag: Naval View post tag: Professional Authoritieslast_img read more