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See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Monday, 2nd March, 2020 | More on: PLUS PSON Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 2 FTSE 350 shares I see doing well in this market correction 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. Enter Your Email Address Broader stock markets have been falling hard as the number of cases related to the coronavirus outbreak has increased globally. Last week both the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 were each down over 11%. Indeed, many indices worldwide had their worst week since the 2008/09 financial crisis.Nonetheless there were several London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares that have defied the market correction over the past five days. Today I’d like to discuss two of those companies so that you can do further due diligence to see if they should have a place in your portfolio now.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…PearsonEducation giant Pearson (LSE: PSON) closed the week up over 1%, which is some achievement given last week’s wider falls. On 21 February the FTSE 100 group released full-year results for 2019. Sales of university textbooks in the US, which accounts for approximately 25% of revenues, have been plummeting. Pre-tax profit was £232m, down from £498m year-on-year.Many analysts have been encouraged by the publisher’s growing digital offering, which makes up about 7% of sales. But the performance in digital has simply not been strong enough to overcome the headwinds caused by the drop in US textbook sales, which since 2012 have shrunk by around a massive 90%.Yet chief executive John Fallon believes Pearson is “now approaching the bottom of the valley in US higher education courseware”. And he is hopeful that the financial hit will lessen in the months to come. Thus many investors are wondering whether most of the bad news has already been factored-in to the stock.In December, management had announced that Fallon would be retiring in 2020, ending a rather challenging seven-year tenure. 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ArchDaily Field House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani ArchitectsSave this projectSaveField House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects LaGuardia Design Group Photographs Structural Engineer: Manufacturers: Boffi, Fleetwood, Gandia Blasco, Mahogany Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796950/field-house-stelle-lomont-rouhani-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796950/field-house-stelle-lomont-rouhani-architects Clipboard United States Save this picture!© Matthew Carbone+ 53 Share Houses Photographs: Matthew Carbone Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Field House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Area: 4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects 2015 Silman Interior Designer:Julie HillmanArchitects In Charge:Viola Rouhani, Lucas CowartCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Perched between ocean and pond, Field House almost appears to allow the landscape to run through it. Acting as both an extension of its surroundings and as a shelter from it, the house is conceived with flooding and wind in mind. Field House is constructed on piles and is comprised of a steel frame clad in durable mahogany, with anodized aluminum framed windows and doors, and high density limestone.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneThese are all recyclable materials intentionally chosen for their low maintenance in this harsh but beautiful setting. The lower level opens up to the limestone clad pool on the pond side, and to dune grass and ocean to the south. Overhangs and operable screens limit heat gain during summer, but allow for the warmer rays to penetrate through in winter. Less than 5 thousand square feet, the house offers a myriad of ways to experience the setting, from the second stair bridge in the double height entry and living room to lower level rooms that open up completely to become covered outdoor porches. A robust revegetation program allows the building to become an extension of the natural landscape that it inhabits.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneThe house is approached through a loosely terraced set of stairs, bypassing the elevated pool, which at the entry level functions as a water element allowing the sound of water running over the edge to signify the arrival. Yet once up at the main level entrance, the pool and surrounding decks are screened through vegetation and low walls, providing the area privacy and the uninterrupted view out to the pond beyond. The moment of arrival at the entry takes you straight through the main space and out to the ocean ahead. Once inside, pending the space, there is either oceanfront, or pond views, with some spaces acting as an open bridge between both. The lower level is composed of a main living room open to an offset dining area both ocean facing. The separated kitchen opens up to the pool terrace and pond view, literally with a large sliding window that allows for an old school concession counter relationship between kitchen and terrace. Adjoining the kitchen is a glassed in eating area enclosed by retracting glass doors. Throughout the lower level, limestone walls function to contain, guide, and define various areas. On the ocean front terrace the wall becomes a container, housing a gas fireplace and various cabinetry for outdoor entertaining.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneThe east wing of the house functions as guest and family bedrooms on both floors. Conservative in size, each forges a relationship with the exterior through floor to ceiling glass, properly screened, again to avoid heat gain as much as possible. The second floor bridge connects the children’s’ bedrooms to the master suite and a sitting room with a glass corner.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanSave this picture!© Matthew CarboneThe interior palette matches the exterior, with the limestone extending through out the main level and reappearing as solid blocks in bathrooms. The intention throughout is to reinforce rather than detract from the natural beauty of the surroundings.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneProduct Description. This is a steel structure with wood infill. The siding is African Vertical grain mahogany. Door and window frames are anodized aluminum. Valders Limestone from Wisconsin used throughout inside and out. The stone is used landscape elements such as the pool and spa and the surrounding terraces. It continues through the inside main level of the house reinforcing the indoor outdoor relationship.Save this picture!© Matthew CarboneProject gallerySee allShow less50 Downloadable Digital Joints For WoodworkingArchitecture NewsUK National Audit Office Presents Findings Pertaining to Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge…Architecture News Share CopyHouses•United States Architects: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects Area Area of this architecture project Landscape Architects: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStelle Lomont Rouhani ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 11, 2016Cite: “Field House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects” 11 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Funding South West 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bath Building Society is encouraging local charities and groups to apply for donations of between £250 and £1,500 to help fund community-based initiatives.The Bath Building Society Charity Awards have been running since 2006. So far over 50 grants have been made to local charities and community groups. This year’s Awards are again being supported by the Quartet Foundation, the Mayor of Bath and the Bath Chronicle.The deadline for applications is 30 June 2010. Judging will take place in July with donations presented to the chosen charities in September.www.bathbuildingsociety.co.uk Bath Building Society offers awards of up to £1,500 Howard Lake | 30 March 2010 | News 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.
Facebook Twitter Weather Whisperer and Food Economist Headline Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum By Andy Eubank – Jan 2, 2013 Indiana grain and livestock farmers can look forward to a full day of informative sessions ranging from a look at global food trends to practical risk management advice during this year’s Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum.In its fourth year, the Forum is scheduled for Monday, February 11 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Registration for the one-day event is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch, and access to trade show exhibits. Pre-registration is required at www.indianasoybean.com/forum.The forum is organized by several Indiana agricultural groups, including Indiana Beef Cattle Association, Indiana Board of Animal Health, Indiana Corn Growers Association, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Dairy Producers, Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Forage Council, Indiana Horse Council, Indiana Pork, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc., and Purdue Extension.Indiana Soybean Alliance, the state soybean checkoff organization, is once again sponsoring the morning general session at the Forum with the goal of bringing in dynamic national speakers to discuss issues that affect how the agricultural industry operates on a day-to-day basis.“The Forum offers a rare opportunity for our industry to gather together for one day to not only hear from a slate of industry experts but also learn from each other,” said Kevin Wilson, president of Indiana Soybean Alliance. “ISA is proud to sponsor the morning session with the goal to challenge farmers and agribusiness attendees to think beyond the production of food and fiber on their farms and better understand the impact that the world has on their farming operations.”David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College in London, kicks off the morning session by discussing global food trends. He will share how he believes food production revolves around understanding what your customers, and your customer’s customers value and what they will pay.Following Hughes, Evelyn Browning-Garriss takes the stage to share her insight on the Winners & Losers of World Weather Changes. Dubbed the “Weather Whisperer,” she consults with food and energy companies, and agriculture associations around the globe that are impacted by weather.As the world’s leading historical climatologist, Browning-Garriss will share with the audience how weather patterns and climate change have an impact on food production across the globe. She asserts that we have reached a tipping point causing extreme weather that is causing destabilization of food supplies.Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and General Director of the Mercatus Center, will close out the morning general session with his keynote address: An Economist’s View on Food and Agriculture in a Changing World.Cowen, the author of An Economist Gets Lunch and the New York Times best seller The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, believes food snobbery is killing entrepreneurship and innovation. He asserts that foodies are wrong in their belief that local food is better for the environment and that cheap food is bad food.Following the morning general session, forum attendees will learn more about the latest research focused on consumer attitudes on food production during lunch, as well as be introduced to the winners of the Beck’s Hybrids Beyond the Fence Awards. Four Hoosiers will be honored for their work that has positively impacted our state’s agriculture industry.After lunch, each participating organization will sponsor a breakout session on a diverse array of topics. Details of each breakout session can be found online at www.indianasoybean.com/forum.Something new to the Forum is an afternoon general session dedicated to helping farmers manage risk on their operations. To wrap up the day, faculty from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and Tom Scott, president of Informa Economics, will discuss Farming in the New Normal: Managing Risk for the Long Haul.“Adding a session to bring everyone back together to focus on practical advice from industry and university experts is going to pack a powerful punch to the end of a very informative day,” said Wilson, a farmer from Walton, Ind. “Managing risk is something that both livestock and grain farmers need to have a handle on as markets continue to change.”Visit www.indianasoybean.com/forum for complete details, including a full agenda and online registration. Home Indiana Agriculture News Weather Whisperer and Food Economist Headline Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau’s Stallman Sees the Good and Bad of Fiscal Cliff PackageNext articleStutzman Votes No on Cliff Bill Andy Eubank
Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 26, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE Mullen crop updateThis week Indiana farmers heading to the Farm Management Tour and Master Farmer banquet from points south and west were somewhat stunned to see the corn and soybean fields impacted by heavy rains. It’s not a pretty site, and it gets worse further north. Agronomist Bill Mullen joined HAT in Jay County corn and soybean fields to get a close look, and he suggested farmers affected by heavy rains should do a pre-sidedress nitrate test where corn is stunted, once it is dry enough to get in.“That’s basically going into a field with a probe and going down 12, 14, 15 inches, because with all that water, let’s face it, you might have sidedressed at 5-6 inches. Well all that water just pushed that nitrogen just down deeper than that. So we really want to grab what pockets of nitrogen that are there and the deeper we go the better we’ll find out.”Replacing lost nitrogen raises a number of questions, including how much to apply but also which method to use. Mullen says there are some options, even where it’s too wet to get in.“I talked to a guy Monday who’s talking about flying on urea with some ammonium sulfate. The thing to keep in mind is with urea if we get any of that in the whorl of that plant and after a rain that follows, it’s going to dissolve and we’ll get some burn on that plant. There are some people I know that are looking at, either by airplane or by ground application on some of the taller corn, using these foliar products that are non-burning nitrogen products like CoRoN which is a controlled release nitrogen. There’s products like that to consider because with non-burning we’re going right into the plant.He also recommended where possible in corn fields farmers break up some of the compacted soils.“The taller corn we can’t do, but if there’s a means where a farmer can go ahead, and if the corn isn’t quite as tall, just take an anhydrous toolbar if one is available, not nitrogen, but just that toolbar to go down in there and knife into the ground. When we’re doing that, we’re getting air down to the roots, so it’s going to help.”Mullen is with Seed Consultants. In the HAT video he digs up some eastern Indiana corn and soybean plants and offers observations. Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Facebook Twitter Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Analyzing Wet Eastern Indiana Corn Crop Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Home Indiana Agriculture News Analyzing Wet Eastern Indiana Corn Crop Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States All quotes are delayed snapshots Previous articleHoosier Farmers Rally in Support of RFSNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence News Receive email alerts News Читать на русском / Read in RussianIndependent and opposition media are now being singled out by the authorities in their efforts to curb demonstrations for the release of the Khabarovsk region’s former governor, Sergey Furgal, who was arrested in July and then stripped of his position.The victims of persecution include Tatiana Khlyestunova, the correspondent of the Belogorsk regional newspaper Prosto Gazeta, who was re-arrested on Tuesday on her release from prison, where she had been serving a four-day sentence for allegedly participating in an illegal demonstration, and has been sentenced again to ten days in prison today.Arrest merry-go-roundAndrey Solomakhin, a reporter for the Newsader news agency, is another victim. After being throttled with a baton, paralyzed with a taser and denied food and water for 24 hours, he was fined 10,000 roubles (110 euros) at the end of an 11-hour trial on 6 November. Then he was sentenced to six days in prison on 9 November, and finally another seven days while still held – all this despite having been hospitalized with concussion and multiple injuries.At least three other journalists have experienced this arrest merry-go-round. Dmitri Khetagurov, who works for the online media Sotavision, Boris Zhirnov, a reporter for the human rights weekly Arsenievskiye Vesti, and Ekaterina Biyak, who reports for the RusNews and Activatica news websites, were arrested while covering a protest on 12 November and were given jail sentences for participating in an illegal demonstration. Then they were re-arrested as they left prison. The second two were also fined 10,000 roubles.Spied on by the authoritiesOther journalists have been arbitrarily arrested in the street. They include Dmitri Timoshenko, a reporter for RusNews and Newsader, who has already been given three jail sentences, and his colleague Aleksey Filimonov, who was fingerprinted at a police state and given two heavy fines.After covering a demonstration on 15 October, Sergey Plotnikov of RusNews was abducted, tortured and threatened by men wearing green hoods like those used by the special services. Since then, he says he has been permanently followed by two officials from Khabarovsk’s Centre for Combatting Extremism (an interior ministry offshoot), even in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. After being arrested and fined, Sotavision’s Ekaterina Ishchenko was harassed on social media.“This apparently coordinated crackdown on the local media must definitely stop,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We call on Khabarovsk acting governor Mikhail Degtyarev to release Tatiana Khlyestunova and to respect Russia’s international obligations with regard to press freedom. We also ask the federal authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the arbitrary arrests of journalists and into the violence to which Sergey Plotnikov was subjected.”The Kremlin’s arbitrary appointment of Degtyarev to replace Furgal, who was elected with 70% of the vote, and the systematic arrests of journalists in the Khabarovsk region have parallels with the crackdown on the media in Belarus. Expressions of reciprocal solidarity have been seen at demonstrations.Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a growing crackdown on journalists covering a nearly five-month-old wave of protests in Khabarovsk, in Russia’s far east, and calls for independent investigations into the abuses to which media personnel are being subjected there. Credit: ALEKSANDR YANYSHEV / AFP May 5, 2021 Find out more December 3, 2020 Crackdown on journalists intensifying in Russia’s far east Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 102.32 KB Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Russia
BalkansCat/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — “Heroic passengers” helped stop a gunman after one person was killed and five others were hurt in a shooting on a Greyhound bus in Southern California early Monday morning, officials said.The five injured — all adults — have been transported to hospitals, and two of them are in critical condition, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Brian Pennings.The slain victim was identified as a 51-year-old woman, he said.The shooting occurred at about 1:27 a.m. local time when the bus was traveling on Interstate 5 near Lebec, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles.Forty-two passengers were on the bus, which was en route from Los Angeles to the San Francisco area, Pennings said. Two children — ages 6 and 8 — were on board, but they were not hurt, officials said.After the shooting, the driver immediately pulled over to the shoulder and the male suspect was persuaded to get off the bus, Pennings said. When the suspect got off he left his handgun behind, Pennings said.The driver then took the first exit and pulled into a gas station to get medical help for the passengers, Pennings said.Some “heroic actions” were “taken by the passengers” that led to the suspect being disarmed and taken off the bus, Pennings said, though he added that “exactly what those actions were” are not yet clear. The passengers were also instrumental in administering first aid to the injured, he said.The suspect was taken into custody without further incident, officials said. Several other magazines were located with the handgun, officials said.A motive is not known, Pennings said, adding that there was no evidence to indicate any of the victims had a connection to the suspect.Pennings called the shooting on a Greyhound “extremely rare.”“In my career I’m not aware of this ever happening,” he said.A spokesperson for Greyhound said in a statement Monday, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone and every family member impacted.”“We are gathering details and will assist the Kern County police in every way possible during their investigation,” the spokesperson said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » Guest Blogs » ‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’ ‘Tenant fees ban is an interference too far by government’Outspoken and occasionally waspish agent Trevor Abrahmsohn rails against the government’s ongoing efforts to regulate the industry.Trevor Abrahmsohn16th May 20190916 Views ‘The road to servitude is paved with government intentions’ as economist Friedrich Hayek might have said. His prophetic ideas are pertinent today, where we are on the cusp of a government ‘initiative’ to ban tenant fees.As always with bureaucratic interference, a busybody’s desire to help the ‘vulnerable’ ends up as the economic version of playing the piano with boxing gloves, where the cure can often be worse than the ailment.Any ‘fule kno’ in response agents will raise their fees, which are usually around 10%, to landlords. The inevitable consequence will be higher rent levels for impoverished tenants.Presently, landlords are being forced to offload their investments thanks to meddlesome tax changes that include SDLT (an extra 3%) for the buy-to-let investor and less mortgage relief at the higher scale of income tax. This only serves to constrict the supply of rental property in the marketplace.This is particularly apparent in the Capital, where there are more people choosing to rent than to buy. The increase in demand will lead to higher rental prices, further exacerbated by this government’s new policy.Disillusioned landlordsAnd let’s be clear, not every landlord is a scoundrel. Some are perfectly well intentioned, decent people who have become disillusioned with the government’s changes to private pension schemes and understandably want to protect their family’s future by investing in the UK housing stock. In doing so, they increase the supply of private rental property for tenants, who are only renting through necessity and the more supply, the lower the rents for the available demand.It is imperative that the government boosts the housing supply, by fair means or foul. David Cameron’s PDR (Permitted Development Rights) was a welcome innovation, allowing developers to circumvent the sclerotic and glacial planning process and in order to build private homes away from the intrusive vice like grip of local councils.As if it were possible for the Labour Party to descend further into hate-fuelled stupidity, they are proposing to bring this to an end, demonstrating just how out of touch and incompetent they will be if they were ever to gain the reins of power.The real answer is a meaningful, grass-root reform of the planning process, which can only come about by ridding this important procedure of petty local politics.Councillors are crowd-pleasing publicity seekers, obsessed with grovelling to their constituents in advance of the next local elections. Try and get a planning commitment from them before a local election and you’ll struggle.Necessary functionLetting agents are not exactly high on anyone’s popularity list. However, like dung beetles or sewage workers, they do perform a necessary function. The estate agency world is currently on its knees, how much more punishment must they take from this Tory government?This is on top of former Chancellor George Osborne’s foolish tampering with the Stamp Duty Escalator, which has created a DIY recession in residential property values. It has also served to suppress UK retail spending, which fuels economic growth; taking another sledgehammer to the lettings market is the last straw.These vexatious politicians have forgotten that a reasonably buoyant residential property market is essential to healthy UK growth. The government should not constrain demand but instead, increase the housing supply for both the rental and sales markets and these draconian measures will hit the vulnerable just where it hurts most, in their pockets.Note to the Housing Minister; stop this interfering and meddling; you are not doing consumer any favours. Isn’t there something else that you can do to busy yourself, like solving the Brexit problem?letting fees ban Brexit Trevor Abrahamsohn trevor abrahamson Trevor Abrahmsohn 2019-05-16Nigel 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
View post tag: News by topic Paris: ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Visits EURONAVAL 2012 View post tag: CEO Share this article Training & Education View post tag: 2012 View post tag: Navy ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Ertuğ Yaşar attended EURONAVAL exhibition organized between October 22 – 26 2012 in Paris Le Bourget Exhibition center.EURONAVAL is the one of the most important Navy Ships exhibitions in Europe, organized every other year. This year’s edition was well attanded than the event of 2010 and it was reported that 360 companies from all over the world have exhibited while more than 70 delegation from 55 countries visited EURONAVAL 2012.ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Ertuğ Yaşar visited the EURONAVAL 2012 for two days, where he met existing and potential suppliers of both LCT and LST projects of the ANADOLU Shipyard, as well as competitor shipyards from different countries. [mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 8, 2012; Image: ADIK View post tag: Euronaval Back to overview,Home naval-today Paris: ANADOLU Shipyard CEO Visits EURONAVAL 2012 View post tag: visits View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Naval November 8, 2012 View post tag: ANADOLU