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Campaign to discredit journalists after WikiLeaks revelations

first_imgA video attacking Monica Palm, editorialist and head of the weekend pages at La Prensa, has also been circulating.These videos stigmatize the links between those journalists and the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), the main opposition to President Martinelli’s ruling Democratic Change party.The attacks were prompted by La Prensa’s publication of cables sent from the US embassy in Panama to the US State Department in Washington at the end of 2009. These cables, quoting the Drug Enforcement Administration sources, raise questions about alleged links between tourism minister Salomón Shamah (Martinelli’s former election campaign strategist) and drug trafficking, as well as his ties to highly controversial Colombian businessman David Murcia Guzmán, currently held in the United States on “pyramid selling” and “money laundering” charges. According to the cables, Guzman made considerable financial contributions to the campaigns of the country’s two main political parties.The press freedom situation has deteriorated significantly since Martinelli became president. There have been cases of journalist being detained, deported or banned from working. Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en to go further News PanamaAmericas December 7, 2016 Find out more News May 9, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Campaign to discredit journalists after WikiLeaks revelations A hate campaign targeting certain Panamanian journalists appears to have been prompted by a series of WikiLeaks revelations which their newspapers covered and which are embarrassing for President Ricardo Martinelli’s government. These attacks, which take the form of disgraceful videos, mainly concern journalists working for the daily La Prensa.“These methods suggest an act of crass vengeance by those in power against the media that relayed the information released by WikiLeaks,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such information is in the public interest. The judicial authorities must investigate the origin of these despicable videos and the political endorsement they appear to received, even if it means going to the heart of the presidency.”“The journalists whose reputations were smeared include Alvaro Alvarado, who says President Ricardo Martinelli told him in November 2010 that such practices would cease. Six months later, nothing has changed. Why?”The latest video, recorded according to our sources on 7 May, targets in particular Santiago Cumbrera of La Prensa’s investigations unit. A previous video posted on 28 April on YouTube denounced Lina Vega Abad, the unit’s editor, as a “manipulator of information”. News Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama December 9, 2016 Find out more PanamaAmericas Follow the news on Panama News Receive email alerts January 30, 2012 Find out morelast_img read more

Corporate responsibility: Reporters Without Borders urges Internet users and bloggers to support its recommendations on freedom of expression.

first_imgNews January 10, 2006 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Corporate responsibility: Reporters Without Borders urges Internet users and bloggers to support its recommendations on freedom of expression. RSF_en On 6 January, Reporters Without Borders issued six concrete proposals aimed at ensuring that Internet-sector companies respect free expression when operating in repressive countries. The organisation calls on bloggers and Internet users to sign an online petition in support of this initiative.To support this initiative, Sign the petitionFind out more about corporate responsibility in the Internet sectorThese recommendations are addressed to the US government and US legislators because all the companies named in this document are based in the United States. Nonetheless, they concern all democratic countries and have therefore been sent to European Union officials and to the Secretary General of the OECD as well.Reporters Without Borders’ proposals- E-mail services:No US company would be allowed to host e-mail servers within a repressive country*. So, if the authorities of a repressive country want personal information about the user of a US company’s e-mail service, they would have to request it under a procedure supervised by US judicial authorities.- Search engines:Search engines would not be allowed to incorporate automatic filters that censor “protected” words. The list of “protected” keywords such as “democracy” or “human rights” should be appended to the law or code of conduct.- Content hosts (websites, blogs, discussion forums etc)US companies would not be allowed to locate their host servers within repressive countries. If the authorities of a repressive country desire the closure of a publication hosted by a US company, they would have to request it under a procedure supervised by the US judicial authorities. Like search engines, content hosts would not be allowed to incorporate automatic filters that censor “protected” key-words. – Internet censorship technologiesReporters Without Borders proposes two options:Option a: US companies would no longer be permitted to sell Internet censorship software to repressive states.Option b: They would still be able to market this type of software but it will have to incorporate a list of “protected” keywords that are rendered technically impossible to censor.- Internet surveillance technology and equipmentUS companies would have to obtain the express permission of the Department of Commerce in order to sell to a repressive country any technology or equipment which can be used to intercept electronic communications or which is specifically designed to assist the authorities in monitoring Internet users.- TrainingUS companies would have to obtain the express permission of the Department of Commerce before providing any programme of training in Internet surveillance and censorship techniques in a repressive country.* A list of countries that repress freedom of expression would be drawn up on the basis of documents provided by the US State Department and would be appended to the code of conduct or law that is adopted. This list would be regularly updated.Note: The purpose of these recommendations is to protect freedom of expression. They in no way aim to restrict the necessary cooperation between governments in their efforts to combat terrorism, paedophilia and cyber-crime. Organisation center_img On 6 January, Reporters Without Borders issued six concrete proposals aimed at ensuring that Internet-sector companies respect free expression when operating in repressive countries. The organisation calls on bloggers and Internet users to sign an online petition in support of this initiative. Sign the petition The initiativeReporters Without Borders is convinced that a law regulating the activities of Internet companies should only be drafted as a last resort, and we therefore recommend a two-step approach. Initially, a group of congressmen should formally ask Internet corporations to reach an agreement among themselves on a code of conduct that includes the recommendations we make at the end of this document. The companies would be urged to use the help of organisations specialised in freedom of expression in drafting the document. The request would include a deadline for the companies to submit their draft code of conduct to the congressmen concerned.In the event that no satisfactory code of conduct has been drawn up when the deadline expires, or the proposed code has not been accepted by a sufficient number of representative companies, the congressmen would set about drafting a law that would aim to ensure that US companies respect freedom of expression when they are operating in repressive countries and elsewhere.BackgroundReporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the ethical lapses displayed by certain Internet sector companies when operating in repressive countries. Here are some examples that have caused us particular concern:- Since 2002, Yahoo! has agreed to censor the results of the Chinese version of its search engine in accordance with a blacklist provide by the Chinese government. Reporters Without Borders also recently proved that Yahoo! helped the Chinese police identify and then convict a journalist who was criticising human rights abuses in China. The e-mail servers of Yahoo!’s Chinese division are located inside China.- Microsoft censors the Chinese version of its MSN Spaces blog tool. You cannot enter search strings such as “democracy” or “human rights in China” or “capitalism” as they are automatically rejected by the system. Microsoft also closed down a Chinese journalist’s blog following pressure from the government in Beijing. This blog was hosted on servers located in the United States.- All sources of news and information that are censored in China have been withdrawn by Google from the Chinese version of its news search engine, Google News.- Secure Computing has sold Tunisia technology that allows it to censor independent news and information websites such as the Reporters Without Borders one.- Fortinet has sold the same kind of software to Burma.- Cisco Systems has marketed equipment specifically designed to make it easier for the Chinese police to carry out surveillance of electronic communications. Cisco is also suspected of giving Chinese engineers training in how to use its products to censor the Internet.We believe these practices violate the right to freedom of expression as defined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was proclaimed by the United Nations when it was founded and which is supposed to apply to everyone, including business corporations. Furthermore, such ethical failings on the part of American companies damage the image of the Unites States abroad.To support this initiative, Sign the petition Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

A People’s Poem for Limerick

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSlimerickLimerick Writers CentreMayor Michael Sheahan Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleWATCH: Jamie Morrissey and Faisal Azimi on their upcoming Muay Thai boutsNext articleCall for Limerick organisations to apply for funding to promote sport and arts Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival A POEM written by Limerick people and made up of words, phrases and lines submitted during the Limerick Writers’ Centre’s recent poetry festival ‘April is Poetry Month in Limerick 2019’, was this week unveiled. The poem called ‘Limerick Is’ was presented to Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Michael Sheahan at a ceremony in City Hall by John W. Sexton, an tOllamh (Poet Laureate) for Limerick during the festival, along with members of the Limerick Writers’ Centre. After the presentation of the framed poem Sexton recited it to those present. John W Sexton compiled the full length poem from over 10 A4 pages of submissions received during April this year. Sexton admitted that it was much harder to compile than he first imagined but was at pains to point out that every word in the poem was written by the people of Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As well as gracing the wall of the mayor’s office the poem has also been turned into a postcard, with the help of Limerick City and County Council’s tourism unit, and 5000 postcards will now be distributed to hotels and tourist spots in the region, where visitors can pick them up free of charge and use to send greetings from Limerick all over the world.  The project is the brainchild of the Limerick Writers’ Centre, a voluntary not for profit organisation, dedicated to promoting the literary and artistic heritage of Limerick.  Speaking at the unveiling Mr Oran Ryan from the centre, said that  there were over 1000 words, lines and phrases sent in covering every  aspect of Limerick from the Treaty of Limerick to Ronan O’Gara and everything in between.Some were funny, some vulgar others were just images or childhood memories. He congratulated poet John W. Sexton on his fantastic achievement of compiling the poem into a coordinated whole that is both poetic and makes sense. He went on to say that “there was something very moving about a poem written by so many people, as Limerick City is made up of so many voices with so many stories to tell, the poem reflects that diversity all within one memorable poem.”In response, Mayor Sheahan said it was “a brilliant and original idea and something he had not seen anywhere before.”  He praised the Limerick Writers’ Centre for their continuing contribution to the cultural life of the city, especially their literary activities and wished them success in securing funding for their nonstop good work in the future.  Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email LimerickNewsA People’s Poem for LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 31, 2019 172 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Delhi HC Expresses Disappointment In Lack of Compliance Of Delhi Govt In Providing Ration To Every Hungry Person In Delhi [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Expresses Disappointment In Lack of Compliance Of Delhi Govt In Providing Ration To Every Hungry Person In Delhi [Read Order] Karan Tripathi18 May 2020 2:15 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has expressed disappointment and dismay in the lack of compliance shown by the Delhi Government in implementing the court’s directions on providing food to every person in Delhi who’s in need, regardless of the e-coupon system. While noting that the directions of this court have not been completely implemented in letter and spirit, the Division Bench of…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?LoginDelhi High Court has expressed disappointment and dismay in the lack of compliance shown by the Delhi Government in implementing the court’s directions on providing food to every person in Delhi who’s in need, regardless of the e-coupon system. While noting that the directions of this court have not been completely implemented in letter and spirit, the Division Bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh observed that the objective sought to be achieved through such directions remain unfulfilled. The order has come in a PIL filed by Delhi Rozi-Roti Adhika Abhiyan, seeking implementation of the provisions of the National Food Security Act regarding establishment of Grievance Redressal Committee to address the concerns of the public. While taking the compliance affidavit of the Delhi Government into consideration, the court observed that: ‘A detailed reading of the said compliance affidavit reflects that the specific directions issued by this court on April 27 have not been completely implemented in letter and spirit. We express our disappointment and dismay that despite clear cut directions issued to the Delhi Government, to the effect that no citizen currently residing in Delhi should ought to go hungry. The objective sought to be achieved in that regard remains unfulfilled.’ In light of this, the court directed Ms Ankita Mishra, Commissioner Food & Supplies (GNCTD) to file a detailed affidavit clearly expressing therein the mode and manner in which this court’s directions have been implemented. In the previous hearing, the Delhi High Court had directed the Delhi Government to ensure that every person who is in need of ration should be provided the same without any bureaucratic hurdles of ‘e-coupons’, especially to those who are in dire need of food. The Division Bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh had further directed the Delhi Government to install complaint boxes at all the ration shops and designated schools and also ensure that all the help-line numbers are functional. The petition claims that that there have been widespread violations in the implementation of the NFSA including ration shops being shut during working hours, denial of access to food grain and other key resources and lack of implementation of necessary grievance redressal and accountability mechanisms. As per the Petitioner, such non implementation of NFSA amounts to the breach of duty enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution as it has caused distress to a large number of people who are rendered helpless by the ongoing pandemic. Therefore, the petition seeks direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to ensure that people are not denied access to foodgrains and other resources at the time of such crisis. This is significant to alleviate the struggle of hundreds of people who have been pushed to hunger and unemployment due to the ongoing lockdown. To ensure the same, the Petitioner has asked the court to direct Delhi Government to to set up and operationalise the accountability and Grievance Redress System (including a State Food Commission, social audits) as envisaged under Sections 14, 15,16 and 28 of the National Food Security Act, 2013 in order to ensure that no one goes hungry for want of food and its denial on any technical ground. In today’s hearing, the Petitioner submitted that the system of issuing e-coupons to those who do not have ration cards was inaccessible to the most vulnerable as it required a smartphone, ability to use the internet, generate OTP, upload photos of the family and a copy of the Aadhaar and finally to download the e-coupon. It was then suggested by the Petitioner that facilitation desks should be set up at all the schools and ration shops to give coupons to people who need foodgrains but do not have ration cards and are unable to apply for e-coupons. While asking the government to continue to implement the directions passed in the last hearing, the court directed the government to file a detailed compliance report before the next date of hearing.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] 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

Brundidge ‘Resident Poet’ featured at lunch

first_imgLatest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “When I was about two years old, I wet the floor,” he said. “I don’t know if I had a diaper on or not. But I slipped on the wet floor and hit my head. The doctor didn’t know if I would live to get to the hospital in Montgomery. I believe that lick on my head is the reason I’m a poet.”McLeod said he wonders if another lick on the head would have the reverse effect and he would go in a different direction.“I’m sometimes asked why I write dark and sad poems,” he said. “But, I’m not interested in ‘I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.’ I’m not interested in jingles. I want to write about something important, about the mysteries in life.”McLeod wants to know who he is or who he is supposed to be. He wants to know about life and the living of it. And, through poetry – the writing of it, the reading of it, the becoming of it, he will find the answers that he seeks. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Larry McLeod of Brundidge was the program guest at the Tupperlightfoot Brown Bag lunch Tuesday. McLeod has been writing poetry for several decades and enjoys saring his work.Larry McLeod, Brundidge’s resident poet, was the program guest at the Brown Bag Lunch event Tuesday at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.Theresa Trawick, library director, said McLeod has been writing poetry for decades.“Larry’s poems tell you a lot about him personally,” she said. “Hearing his poems read aloud by him gives you a wonderful sense of who he is and his appreciation for the people in his life and the world around him. It was a wonderful event and I want to thank Larry for sharing his talent with us.” Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Brundidge ‘Resident Poet’ featured at lunch Email the author McLeod read his poems with feeling and deep emotion. His poems blanket life as he has experienced it and, perhaps, as he has imagined it to be.His poems deal with death and dying. His poems are about the search to finds one’s identity, one’s purpose in life.His poems honor friendship and memorialize fallen soldiers. “The April Yard” is a memorial tribute to his father. “The Red Bird” reclaims the heart of winter; its empty days made bright by the living color of a red bird. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Skip Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Larry McLeod’s poetry is a “shadow of who he is,” said his friend Ed Hicks, who honored McLeod and his work with emotional readings of his poetry.McLeod has a poet’s heart and he’s not sure why.“Heredity and environment are said to be the reasons why one son is a banker and another is a rock star,” he said. “There is no background of poetry in my family. My mother was inquisitive. I’ve often said that if my mother and my aunt had been in the CIA, the United States would have no trouble with Russia.”McLeod’s sly wit was obvious, especially, in is explanation as to why he’s the black sheep poet in his family. You Might Like Barnett taking a cross-country ‘Journey of Hope’ this summer Ben Barnett will spend more than 60 days traveling across the country on a “Journey of Hope” to raise funds… read more By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

17-year-old girl wounded in shark attack off North Carolina beach

first_imgAdam Calaitzis/iStock(GREENVILLE, N.C.) — A teenager was airlifted to a North Carolina hospital on Sunday after she was bitten by a shark. The 17-year-old girl suffered severe injuries to her legs, pelvis and hands while swimming off Atlantic Beach in North Carolina, authorities said.Firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene at around noon and airlifted her to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, where she was treated for “deep lacerations to her leg, pelvic and hand areas,” according to the Atlantic Beach Fire Department.The hospital identified the victim as 17-year-old Paige Winter and confirmed she’d been bitten by a shark. It said she was recovering and listed in “good” condition as of late Sunday.“Her family expresses their appreciation for the first responders, the individuals on the beach who helped and her heroic father who saved her life,” the hospital said in a statement. “Despite this unfortunate circumstance, Paige is an unwavering advocate for the marine life and the animals who live in the water.”“She wishes for people to continue to respect sharks in their environment and their safety,” the statement added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coast Guard searching for man who went overboard from Carnival cruise ship

first_imgCarnival Cruise Line(GALVESTON, Texas) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Galveston, Texas, for a passenger who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship.Coast Guard officials said that a 26-year-old man was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream, 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening.Camera footage from aboard the ship appeared to show the guest jumping from his stateroom balcony, Carnival representatives said in a statement.Darrell Byer, a passenger aboard the Carnival Dream, told ABC News Thursday night that the search was underway in “fairly rough seas” and that at least three other ships were assisting in the search operation.“They were calling a name out for quite a while, several times, on the intercom,” Byer said. “And then they said we have a man overboard.”The ship immediately returned to the area near where the incident occurred and began search and rescue procedures, Carnival officials said. The ship’s onboard care team was assisting the guest’s family, they added.Multiple ships and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter were involved in the search, according to Coast Guard officials. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

SUU Men’s Basketball Adds LSU Transfer

first_img Tags: SUU Men’s Basketball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Thursday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball confirmed the signing of LSU transfer Courtese Cooper, a 6-9 forward out of Elgin, Ill.Thunderbirds head coach Todd Simon confirmed Cooper is a “great fit” for the program, citing his ability to run the floor and ability to play various positions.Cooper spent two seasons at LSU, playing one season for the Tigers and redshirting during another campaign.He transferred to LSU from Triton College of River Grove, Ill.In 2017-18 at Triton College, Cooper averaged 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Trojans.At LSU, Cooper played in 11 games during the 2019-20 season, netting 1 point and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting 6-7 from the field.Cooper will have two seasons of eligibility for the Thunderbirds. September 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Adds LSU Transfer Written bylast_img read more

My Property Box moves into sales after estate agency takeover

first_imgMy Property Box founder Ben Quaintrell with Ashley Fenwick, founder of Lifestyle Property Lettings agent My Property Box is expanding into property sales through the acquisition of Bishop Auckland estate agent Lifestyle Property.Ashley Fenwick, the founder of Lifestyle Property, has joined the team, where she will play a leading role in growing its property sales business.My Property Box, which has its headquarters in Darlington, is also continuing to grow its lettings portfolio following a further acquisition of Westoe Lettings in South Shields, strengthening its position on Tyneside and Wearside.Ben Quaintrell, founder and managing director of My Property Box, said: “Huge opportunities lie ahead for the North East following recent government confirmation that Treasury North is moving to Darlington, Teesside has been granted freeport status, and several exciting developments in the green energy sector.Jobs boom“Many hundreds of jobs are being created and that will not only stimulate the local economy but trigger a huge demand for quality homes, both to own and rent.“We have spent the past nine years establishing ourselves as lettings and property management leader, expanding from our Tees Valley heartland to offer our services throughout the North East and North Yorkshire.“The acquisition of Lifestyle Property, together with Ashley’s invaluable industry expertise and knowledge, means it is the perfect moment to move into property sales.”Ashley, who has more than 25 years’ experience in property sales, having previously worked for Halifax and Ann Cordey Estate Agents before setting up Lifestyle Property in 2010, said: “It was the right time for me to sell the business, having run things single-handedly for the past 12 months.“I also believe there is a growing trend towards a more digitally-focused and tech-savvy approach, such as that provided by My Property Box, which is likely to reduce the need for a presence on the high street.”Agency takeover Lifestyle Property My Property Box April 6, 2021Richard ReedWhat’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 » Agencies & People » My Property Box moves into sales after estate agency takeover previous nextAgencies & PeopleMy Property Box moves into sales after estate agency takeoverNorth East lettings agent My Property Box buys sales firm Lifestyle Property and continues to expand lettings portfolio.Richard Reed6th April 20210225 Viewslast_img read more

UK destroyer HMS Dragon returns home after drills

first_img View post tag: HMS Dragon View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Royal Navy November 6, 2017 Share this article UK destroyer HMS Dragon returns home after drills Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on Thursday, November 2, wrapping up a series of exercises.Upon returning home, the destroyer fired a rare 17-gun salute to hail the First Sea Lord’s presence in Portsmouth.The number of guns fired designates the seniority of the recipient – in this case Admiral Sir Philip Jones, the Head of the Royal Navy. Her Majesty the Queen would receive 19.HMS Dragon took part in exercises off the South West coast and off the coast of Scotland and met up with future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time off the UK coast.The aircraft carrier is on her second phase of sea trials. Five personnel from HMS Queen Elizabeth spent several days on board the destroyer to hone their skills in the operations room – ready to take back to the carrier.HMS Dragon also worked with her fellow Portsmouth-based ship to help her test several of her systems.HMS Dragon is now set to go into a short period of maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Base before returning to operations in 2018. Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today UK destroyer HMS Dragon returns home after drills last_img read more