No savings at 50? I’d follow Warren Buffett’s tips to retire rich with UK shares

first_imgNo savings at 50? I’d follow Warren Buffett’s tips to retire rich with UK shares Peter Stephens | Sunday, 9th August, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Buying and holding undervalued UK shares after the recent market crash may be a sound means of building a retirement nest egg over the long run.Certainly, there is scope for a further decline in the prices of indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 in the short run. However, value investors such as Warren Buffett have a solid track record of using market declines to their advantage.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…Therefore, even if you have no retirement savings at age 50, there is still time to improve your financial prospects in older age through buying a diverse range of stocks today.Buying undervalued UK sharesMany UK shares currently trade on valuations that are significantly lower than their historic averages. In many cases, this is due to their uncertain operating outlooks at a time when slowing GDP growth could impact negatively on their financial performances. Some investors may, therefore, determine that now is not the right time to buy FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares, and that they should await more settled economic conditions before starting to invest for retirement.However, Warren Buffett has always sought to use market declines to his advantage. He has purchased solid businesses at low prices in order to provide the greatest scope for capital growth in the long run. This may help you to obtain a relatively high rate of growth in the coming years, since the stock market has a long track record of recovery from even its very worst downturns.A buy-and-hold strategyIn the short run, the prices of UK shares could suffer from economic and political uncertainty. Therefore, it is crucial that investors follow Warren Buffett and invest for the long term. Otherwise, they may fail to benefit from the growth potential offered by indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.A buy-and-hold strategy also provides your holdings with sufficient time to deliver on their growth strategies. For example, they may be seeking to introduce a new product, or move into a new geographical area. This process may take time to implement, and then even more time for investor sentiment to improve in response to growing profitability. As such, a long-term strategy can be beneficial to your returns. With investors aged 50 likely to have 15+ years until they retire, they have sufficient time to adopt a buy-and-hold strategy of UK shares such as that used by Warren Buffett.Retirement planningBuying UK shares today may help to reduce your reliance on the State Pension. The State Pension age is set to rise over the coming years, while the pace at which payments increase each year may slow in response to higher government spending elsewhere.Therefore, starting to plan for your retirement today could be a good move whatever your age. Even if you have no retirement savings in place, it is never too late to start that process, with Warren Buffett’s long-term strategy being a sound means of taking advantage of undervalued stocks at the present time. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Diocese of Chile selects bishops who will serve if it…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 South America Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Anglican Communion News Service] The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church of South America has ratified the election of two priests who will serve as diocesan bishops if the proposed Anglican Church of Chile goes ahead. Currently, the Iglesia Anglicana de Chile is a diocese of the Anglican Church of South America. But it has been moving towards becoming an independent Anglican Province – the 40th in the Anglican Communion.Read the full article here. Diocese of Chile selects bishops who will serve if it becomes independent Anglican province Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Posted May 29, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Mountford Road / Shaun Lockyer Architects

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Aperture Photography+ 19 Share Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Photographs:  Aperture Photography    Save this picture!© Aperture PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Renders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotThe “Mountford Road” project is a small but dramatic intervention into a 1950’s post war house, originally designed by the “Bell Brothers” (also well known for their furniture). The design exercise comprised essentially two aspects to the brief; the first being about the pragmatics of accommodation needs, while the second was about light, volume and air. Save this picture!© Aperture PhotographyThe pragmatic side of the brief was about providing a more cohesive living, dining and entertaining space that could better connect with the existing outdoor courtyard. This part of the brief was satisfied by adding only 40 square metres whilst reorganising the balance of space within the existing house. Ultimately a new kitchen, laundry and dining space were added in the new “pod” while the living room, outdoor courtyard and entry where recalibrated within the exiting fabric. Save this picture!© Aperture PhotographyThe more “aspirational” side to the design was about maximising the north light and engagement with the external environment, while trying to mitigate loss of privacy from planned extensions from an adjacent property. This part of the brief gave rise to a double height timber clad extruded space that was punctuated by high and low north windows which offered controlled views and free access to light and sun. The rear wall of the “pod” forms an aperture to a pre-existing established garden court that forms a rich but calm backdrop to the minimal, stark space. The scale of the space is also varied between the older, more compressed living room to the liberated volumes of the new. Save this picture!© Aperture PhotographyPragmatically the design offers controlled, private and secure entry into the “rihad” or private courtyard via a redesigned entry albeit in the original location. This “rihad” is the fulcrum about which the new and the old part of the house balance themselves. The entry sequence into the house itself remains as it were albeit with new crafted timber doors that afford the greatest possible connection between the internal and external spaces. The new “pod” also offers winter and summer alternatives to the outdoor accommodation such that the space can be fully utilised year round. Save this picture!section 01The new materials used in the house were envisaged to compliment the pre-existing brick and timber fabric. New (but distinctly different) weatherboards articulate the new “pod” while the use of timber internally offers a more direct but equally contemporary connection to the work of the Bell Brothers. The restrained palette is deliberately conceived to reinforce the idea about the space being a blank canvas for light, air and life to furnish. There is quietness to the space while still offering richness and contrast that comes from the rich timber and white wall contrast. Save this picture!© Aperture PhotographyThis is a small project but an intimate one. The outcome is a reflection of the client’s life, interests and passion. It is a house designed for family to gather, grand kids to play and friends to visit. The architecture it there to serve life’s greater needs and the outcome is reward for the client’s hard work throughout the process and more broadly, their lives. There is a real sense of joy within this project that we hope will resonate with all who should experience it for themselves.Project gallerySee allShow lessPavilion / EmTech (AA) + ETHArticlesUniversidad del Istmo Master Plan and Implementation / Sasaki AssociatesArticles Share “COPY” Houses Projects “COPY” 2011center_img Mountford Road / Shaun Lockyer ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMountford Road / Shaun Lockyer Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221388/mountford-road-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Mountford Road / Shaun Lockyer Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/221388/mountford-road-shaun-lockyer-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeShaun Lockyer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on March 31, 2012Cite: “Mountford Road / Shaun Lockyer Architects” 31 Mar 2012. 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Hondurans protest fake election

first_imgFormer President Manuel Zelaya demonstrating in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Jan. 20, before police attacked him with tear gas.When people answered the call for a week-long political strike across Honduras beginning on Jan. 20, to protest the fraudulent results of the Nov. 26 election, police and soldiers attacked crowds with tear gas. They injured former President Manuel Zelaya in Tegucigalpa, the capital city.TeleSUR reported on Jan. 21 that people took to the streets and squares and blocked traffic in many cities and towns. In some cases, they fought back police attacks by burning tires and throwing stones. Police injured at least 30 people and killed a 60-year-old man in the city of Sabá.Zelaya told TeleSUR: “We are the majority. They have tear gas, but we will continue here, we’ll keep on fighting.”Zelaya is secretary general of the LIBRE Party and a leader of the opposition to Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH), who was declared winner of the Nov. 26 election. The vast majority of Hondurans say JOH’s win is electoral fraud.With 70 percent of the vote counted, Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship coalition, was far enough ahead that there was no chance to overtake him.On Nov. 27 the JOH regime simply shut down the vote count for three days and fixed the outcome. Even the Organization of American States had to question the vote count. Washington gave it full backing, with the U.S. president congratulating Orlando Hernandez.Washington treats Zelaya as an enemy. The U.S. backed a 2009 military coup that removed him. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played a key role by giving the coup makers diplomatic and political support.According to election observers, the 2013 election that put Orlando Hernandez in office was also filled with irregularities that hurt the opposition LIBRE Party. JOH’s client regime has served the Honduran oligarchy and U.S. imperialism. Since the Honduran Constitution limits presidents to one term, even Orlando Hernandez’s participation in the latest election was illegal.The current demonstrations should continue until Jan. 27. On that day, Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to be sworn in for a second term. From the scale of the popular opposition that has confronted killer police and soldiers since November, it is apparent that only the brute force of the state apparatus is keeping him in office.Gilberto Ríos Grillo, national director of the LIBRE party, told Alex Anfruns of Investig’Action in an interview on Jan. 15:“I, who was a candidate in the elections, have been finding more [popular] support than we had during the election campaign. And that’s taking into account that we won the elections! There are now more sectors of the population that want Juan Orlando out of office.“The national stoppage that has been declared for Jan. 20-27 will be a full week of seizures of highways, blockades of streets, consumer blockade, etc. … We believe it will have a much greater impact than any of the prior demonstrations.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Albanian Prime Minister must respect press freedom

first_img August 7, 2020 Find out more June 28, 2019 – Updated on July 2, 2019 Albanian Prime Minister must respect press freedom AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis  “Instead of filing lawsuits against journalists, PM Edi Rama should engage in improving press freedom in the country and stop calling journalists ‘rubbish bins’,” said Flutura Kusari, the ECPMF’s Legal Advisor.Albania just like Northern Macedonia is trying to become a member of the EU. But Brussels has postponed the entry negotiations. For weeks, thousands of people in Albania have been out on the streets protesting against their allegedly corrupt government. The protests were sparked off by the publication of the wiretap tapes. The recordings were made in 2016 and 2017 as part of an anti-mafia investigation and the transcripts came from the files of the state prosecutor. The prosecutor kept them secret at first and only reacted after the BILD newspaper published the recordings. However, there has so far been no official complaint of election manipulation, according to the Albanian Prosecutor-General in answer to an enquiry from Deutsche Welle. The Opposition is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister whose socialist party is under further pressure at the upcoming local elections on 30 June. Only last week representatives of Reporters Without Borders, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Press Institute and the South East Europe Media Association returned from a four day mission to Albania. There they had met media workers, civil society representatives and high ranking members of the government – including Prime Minister Edi Rama himself.It became clear that the situation of press freedom in Albania has deteriorated: impunity for recent attacks on journalists, leading politicians insulting and defaming media workers, authorities including the Prime Minister’s office and that of the Mayor of Tirana acting with a lack of transparency and refusing access to critical reporters. Rama told the delegation he “would not use criminal law against journalists but would continue to bring civil defamation cases against journalists in “extreme” cases.”  Only recently, the government proposed new laws for governance of the media, which would enable draconian punishments for Albanian, and foreign media. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) condemn the behaviour of Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama, who has threatened the Chief Political Reporter of the BILD newspaper with legal action. The newspaper published an article online on 5 June 2019 which accuses the head of government of using mafia money to buy votes during the 2017 election. BILD supports this accusation with telephone wiretap tapes that document the government’s entanglement with the mafia. According to BILD the authenticity of the tapes is proved. Mr Rama immediately announced that he would go to the German courts and sue BILD reporter Peter Tiede. He justified this by saying that in Germany the judiciary does not play silly games and the dignity of the people and of the state is respected. to go further Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels Receive email alerts Organisation News Follow the news on Albania Help by sharing this information Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama /AFP Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Judicial harassment News News On Tuesday June 25, in a Twitter post, Mr. Rama added that he had engaged the German media lawyer Matthias Prinz. The tweet continues roughly speaking: “The German court must decide who is right and who is wrong. I am doing this because people in Albania deserve to know the truth, spoken through a court in a land that is beyond reproach.“ Tiede replied with a question: “What am I supposed to be guilty of – publishing a genuine audio tape?”  “The Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has a peculiar understanding of democracy and human rights“ said Reporters Without Borders Germany Managing Director Christian Mihr.“It’s the duty of the media, amongst other things, to hold the powerful to account. That is exactly what the BILD newspaper has done and it has also amply supported its research with sources. These are the cornerstones of a free press, which we have anchored in the values of our community in the European Union. A nation that so badly wants to become a part of that community must respect these values“, Mihr goes on. April 29, 2020 Find out more News Albania is ranked at number 82 out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.  April 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

438 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

first_img Twitter 438 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Pinterest 438 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland this evening.Latest figures show that there are currently 116 patients in hospital with the virus, of which 43 are receiving intensive care. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp By News Highland – May 23, 2021 Previous articleWinning start as captain for Niamh McLaughlinNext articleYellow thunderstorm warning in place for Donegal News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

Left wing Government still possible – Pringle

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Left wing Government still possible – Pringle Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp An Independent Donegal TD believes that a left wing Government is still possible and it’s what the electorate have voted for.However, Thomas Pringle says it would be a minority Government with the opposition allowing the way forward.Deputy Pringle says the onus is on all elected TDs to ensure that that happens:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pringdfgdfgdflegovtalk.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – February 18, 2020 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleMajor safety concerns over Bruckless students crossing busy roadNext article12 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Keeping salary levels secret leads to staff dissatisfaction

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Less than half of employers keep staff informed about their pensionsarrangements on an on-going basis, according to the annual reward survey by theCIPD. Results showed that while the vast majority of employers (88 per cent)notify staff about pensions during their induction process, only 46 per centcontinue to keep their workforce updated on a regular basis. Other findings from the research, which surveyed 572 organisations inNovember 2003, revealed that a third of employers ask staff not to talk abouttheir pay and conditions with co-workers, while a quarter of them ask employeesnot to talk about pay with anyone outside of the organisation. Charles Cotton, CIPD adviser on reward and employment conditions, said thatemployers’ secrecy on pay might cause problems in the workplace. “It could lead to ill-founded rumours flying around the office leadingto dissatisfaction and falling commitment,” he said. “We believe that employers should be open about how salary levels aredetermined and how pay progression is managed.” Keeping salary levels secret leads to staff dissatisfactionOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Jazz Beat Magic In Summer League Tourney Play

first_imgJuly 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Beat Magic In Summer League Tourney Play Tags: Basketball/NBA Summer League/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 75-70 to advance in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League tournament.Diamond Stone led Utah with 14 points and 11 boards.  Georges Niang contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds.The Jazz will play the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow. Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Guided-Missile Frigates Conduct Exercises with Chilean Ships and Sub

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: conduct View post tag: Naval June 24, 2011 Guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43) participated in a series of exercises with the Chilean navy submarine CNS Carrera (SS 22), and Chilean navy ships CNS Condell (FF 06) and CNS Blanco (FF 15), June 22. During the three-day passing exercise (PASSEX), ships from both navies trained with each other in a series of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and surface warfare (SUW) exercises to promote communications, interoperability and partnership.The exercises included unit-level training in submarine familiarization, passive and active tracking, coordinated tracking exercises and coordinated tactical exercises.“Our intentions were to gain knowledge on operations during the ASW exercise and gain experience to improve our operations,” said Chilean navy Lt. Rodrigo Daneck. “At the same time, we wish to improve our relations between the U.S. and Chile.”As the exercise progressed, the focus shifted from single unit operations to a coordinated effort between the ships involved. The progression of the exercise allowed partners to enhance communication training in a dynamic, real-time environment.“The participants worked together as a surface action unit (SAU) to practice a variety of ASW tactics and techniques,” said Lt. Jason Lautar, Boone’s operations officer. “Each day built upon the experience of the day before.”U.S. and Chilean ships participated in a Sailor exchange. Each day during the exercise, eight different officers from participating ships spent time aboard a partner navy vessel. The exchange sailors stood watch on the bridge and in the combat information center (CIC), and toured the ship.“My favorite part was working in the CIC and experiencing how a foreign navy works,” said Chilean navy Lt. Christian Seron, Condell gunnery officer. “We were able to share the experience with sailors of another navy and realize we have a very similar way of life. It’s important because we want to improve our organization and procedures when working with other countries.”The exercise was part of a six-week partnership with the Chilean navy culminating June 24 through July 8, in the Pacific phase of UNITAS. The ASW exercise and UNITAS are engagements within the Southern Seas 2011 deployment.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. FOURTH Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Source: navy, June 24, 2011; View post tag: Chilean View post tag: ships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frigatescenter_img View post tag: Guided-missile Guided-Missile Frigates Conduct Exercises with Chilean Ships and Sub View post tag: sub View post tag: Exercises Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Frigates Conduct Exercises with Chilean Ships and Sub Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more