Pidgeon welcomes Internet one-to-one opportunities

Advertisement Stephen Pidgeon, Chairman of direct marketing agency Target Direct, is enthusiastic at the prospect of building one-to-one relationships with donors via the Internet. Stephen Pidgeon, Chairman of direct marketing agency Target Direct, is enthusiastic at the prospect of building one-to-one relationships with donors via the Internet. “Even though we had been talking about it for 20 years, I have come to realise that the Internet can do what direct mail never could,” he told Henry Palmer of ThirdSector magazine. “In the charity sector especially there just aren’t enough good databases to make direct mail flexible. With the Net you can set it up to deal one-to-one. You really can respond to the tailored needs and interests of donors… The Net gives us a whole new way of doing things and should be used to create genuine one-to-one marketing.” Pidgeon welcomes Internet one-to-one opportunities  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Alzheimer’s Society publishes cinema ad online

first_img Iris, the new film about the late Iris Murdoch who had Alzheimer’s disease in the last few years of her life, offers an excellent opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Society to promote its work and services. Their Web site is a key element of this promotion.Iris, the new film about the late Iris Murdoch who had Alzheimer’s disease in the last few years of her life, offers an excellent opportunity for the Alzheimer’s Society to promote its work and services. Their Web site is a key element of this promotion.In addition to benefiting from the gala screening of the film on 13 January, the charity has also created a cinema advert. The 40-second advert ends with the message ‘Don’t cope alone’ and displays the Alzheimer’s Helpline telephone number and Web address. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alzheimer’s Society publishes cinema ad online  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2002 | News Sensibly the charity is using its Web site to ensure an even wider audience for this advert. They encourage visitors to view it or download it. Naturally, at 3.05Mb, the video is a large file.The charity’s Web page on the film also includes details of the cinemas at which the film will be screened.Visit the Alzheimer’s Society. 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.last_img read more

Red Cross Week 2012

first_img Howard Lake | 13 April 2012 | News  47 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  48 total views,  2 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 The British Red Cross is promoting Red Cross Week 2012, which runs from 6 to 12 May, using a mock 1950s black and white TV advert style, complete with a commentator using received pronunciation.“Dash it all — sometimes Joe or Jane Public can be a little unsure about how to get involved. Here’s some tip-top fundraising advice from the British Red Cross video archives that still rings true today.“Red Cross Week 2012 runs 6-12 May so don’t dilly dally — visit our station on the world wide web or drop us a telegram without delay.”The advert was performed and narrated by Alex Ratcliffe, Natalie Ball and Phil Mulryne of Fitzrovia Radio.www.redcross.org.uk/redcrossweekadvertisementFind charity collecting boxes on UK Fundraising’s classifieds section.center_img Tagged with: Humour Individual giving Red Cross Week 2012 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.last_img read more

Call for genuine progress in Gongadze murder case as new DNA tests sought

first_img Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Ukraine Reporters Without Borders said it would not be fobbed off with window-dressing as the Ukraine prosecutor-general’s office announced yet another DNA test on the body of Géorgiy Gongadze. It called for a comprehensive investigation into the journalist’s murder more than four years ago. News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News to go further February 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for genuine progress in Gongadze murder case as new DNA tests sought Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Reporters Without Borders has again called for a thorough investigation into alleged top level responsibility for the murder of journalist Géorgiy Gongadze as the Ukraine prosecutor general’s office said German and Swiss experts would do new DNA tests on the body.Newly-elected president, Viktor Yushchenko, must do everything possible to see that, more than four years after the killing, the Kiev prosecutor-general’s office comprehensively clears up the Gongadze murder, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The identity of the decapitated body, found in a forest in Tarashcha district near the capital Kiev on 2 November 2000, was not in any doubt, it said. “We demand a through investigation that will establish the complete chain of responsibility for Gongadze’s murder right up to the highest level.”We will not be fobbed off with the mere window-dressing of yet another DNA test only intended to demonstrate the new Ukrainian authorities’ goodwill to international opinion and the journalist’s family.”It is more than time for the entire truth to be told about this horrifying case and new tests are not enough,” said the organisation.The prosecutor’s office announced on 16 February 2005 that it had asked Swiss and German experts at the Institute of forensic medicine in Munich, Germany to carry out new DNA tests.An independent DNA test was carried out in January 2003, at the Institute of forensic medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the request of the journalist’s mother, Lessia Gongadze and Reporters Without Borders. The probability of a family link between Lessia and the body found in Tarashcha was then put at higher than 99,991%. This test removed any doubt that the decapitated body was indeed that of Géorgiy Gongadze, editor of the online publication pravda.com. But Reporters Without Borders said that revelations made throughout 2004 by the British daily The Independent, implicating former interior minister Yuri Kravchenko and highlighting the suspicious death in prison of former police officer Igor Goncharov, key witness in the case, had not resulted in the opening of a just and fair trial. Nor had any action been taken against former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, even though there was no evidence clearing him of blame. News March 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority February 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Niamh and Jack are set to take the Blasket by storm

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleUnprecedented opportunity for Shannon Estuary welcomedNext articleWATCH: Previews as Treaty gear up for Cobh Ramblers visit Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsNiamh and Jack are set to take the Blasket by stormBy Bernie English – April 9, 2021 399 Twitter Emailcenter_img Niamh Kelleher and Jack Cakehead.A COUNTY Limerick woman is set to become the new caretaker of the Great Blasket Island – and her partner in the adventure is a French man.25 year-old  Niamh Kelleher from Kilfinane and her boyfriend Jack Cakehead (24) landed the most unusual summer job overcoming competition from 45,000 applicants.Her role will be to greet visitors off the boat and take care of An Blascaod Mór’s accommodation, café and gardens. Said Niamh “It’s so exciting. The island is going to be so different to normal life. It’ll be an escape and something different.”She expects it to be “real work, hard work and we’ll be busy. But it’s the good kind of busy.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trade off for the escape to the wild beauty of the island is having to get by without hot water along with unpredictable weather and intermittent electricity supply.The couple met in France on a ski holiday but haven’t been able to see each other since Christmas and are looking forward to the opportunity the island will give them to be together for six months.Staff at Niamh’s Alma Matter – Scoil Pol – tweeted her the best of luck. They said “Your Irish teachers are an-bhródúil ar fad! Wishing you both an amazing year! Maith sibh a chairde!”The island, which was the setting for the iconic folklore biography of Peig Sayers, has attracted thousands of visitors since it was reopened a a visitor centre.Before that, it was deserted of inhabitants since 1953 because emergency services were unable to reach it in storms.They hope to take up their new caretaker jobs in May but we won’t be hearing too much from them online, as along with no hot water, there’s no wifi and no television – just the extraordinary wild beauty of an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Facebook Print Advertisementlast_img read more

[COVID19] Lawyers Financial Assistance: “Release Funds At The Earliest”, Manipur HC Tells State Bar Council

first_imgNews Updates[COVID19] Lawyers Financial Assistance: “Release Funds At The Earliest”, Manipur HC Tells State Bar Council Sanya Talwar18 May 2020 8:45 PMShare This – xThe Manipur High Court directed the Bar Council of Manipur to release a sum of Rs. 2,08,932 for purposes of extending financial assistance to advocates in need in view of the lockdown situation.A division bench of Justices Lanusungkum Jamir & KH. Nobin Singh was hearing a PIL filed by the All Manipur Bar Association and two Advocates seeking financial assistance by the State Government,…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?LoginThe Manipur High Court directed the Bar Council of Manipur to release a sum of Rs. 2,08,932 for purposes of extending financial assistance to advocates in need in view of the lockdown situation.A division bench of Justices Lanusungkum Jamir & KH. Nobin Singh was hearing a PIL filed by the All Manipur Bar Association and two Advocates seeking financial assistance by the State Government, Bar Council of Manipur & concerned authorities as the nationwide lockdown has led to a situation wherein many of the advocates have been deprived of their means to earn a livelihood.In furtherance of this, the State Authorities also filed an affidavit stating that the Bar Council of Manipur had approached the Bar Council of India seeking its approval for financial assistance to advocates which had in turn authorised the Bar Council of Manipur to disburse the amount upto 20% of the Bar Council of India Advocate Welfare Fund for the State.”The Bar Council of Manipur has framed a scheme called “Bar Council of Manipur COVID- 19 Financial Assistance Scheme” by adopting a resolution on 01/05/2020 to provide financial assistance to the needy and deserving advocates. It has also been resolved by the Bar Council of Manipur to accord sanction of Rs. 2,08,932/- (Rupees two lakh eight thousand nine hundred and thirty two) only in terms of the authorization issued by the Bar Council of India” – Excerpt of HC OrderIn light of the above, Court directed the Manipur Bar Council to release the aforementioned amount at the “earliest possible”.Furthermore, bench also observed that it was open to the petitioner(s) as well as teh Bar Council of Manipur to submit a proposal to the State Government for grant of financial assistance within a week (of receipt of order).Court observed,”in the event of such a proposal being submitted by the petitioners or the Bar Council of India, as the case may be, the same shall be considered and an appropriate decision be taken by the State Government thereon expeditiously” Since the Coronavirus-induced lockdown was announced almost two months ago, courts across the country have been functioning in their limited capacity.This has led various bar associations and bar councils to take note of the loss of income & livelihoods of advocates.As a result, many high courts have been pro-active in this regard and bar councils and bar associations have generated schemes for relief.Click Here To Download OrderSubscribe 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

Former Brundidge resident tapped for Tuscaloosa chamber post

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Spencer most recently served 12 years as Chief of Staff to former U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner, where he advised on all major economic development initiatives, including the successful recruitment of Airbus and ThyssenKrupp. He also coordinated disaster response efforts following hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, as well as the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Sponsored Content Former Brundidge resident tapped for Tuscaloosa chamber post Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Email the author Former Brundidge resident Alan Spencer has been named vice president for economic development and public policy of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Webster University. He received former Vice Presidents Al Gore’s Hammer Award for Reinventing Government, the David Packard Award for Program Management Excellence and the Air Force Systems Command Personnel Manager of the Year Award. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 5:27 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Book Nook to reopen Spencer will manage all economic development initiatives of the Chamber, including retail recruitment and commercial development. He will also coordinate the Chamber’s local, state and federal public policy and advocacy efforts.After serving 21 years as an active duty Air Force officer, Spencer spent four years in the private sector with a software development company, working as lead consultant on the federal government’s largest electronic business initiative. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Skip You Might Like Turkey expo offers calling, cooking and fun Not only will folks be talking turkey at the Wild Turkey Expo at Cattleman Park Saturday, they’ll also be calling… read more Print Article 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Why protesters want to defund the police after George Floyd’s death

first_imgTasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In Washington, soon after city workers painted “Black Lives Matter” down 16th Street heading to the White House, activists added their own message: “Defund the Police.”The phrase has become a rallying cry in demonstrations against racism and police brutality across the country, two weeks after George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis police custody.The calls have prompted action in some cities — from the redirecting of some police funding, to vows to dismantle the entire Minneapolis Police Department.It has also sparked pushback from the law enforcement community and caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who quickly took to Twitter to mock the idea and accuse Democrats of working to dissolve policing in the United States.What ‘defund the police’ meansAdvocates say the effort — after years of policing reforms that haven’t stopped the deaths of African Americans in police custody — is aimed at changing the role of law enforcement in communities in America.Broadly, they want to redirect police funding to community health, safety and economic programs, in an effort to develop new ways to address drug use, homelessness and other issues police are tasked with responding to in America.Instead of sending police officers to respond to disturbance calls, activists argue, why not send mental health workers or community leaders?“When there are crises or emergencies in communities, you have people who actually are in those communities who respond to those crises, and usually don’t need guns,” said Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, and professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.Law enforcement resistancePolice unions and some law enforcement experts have pushed back on the still-developing movement, calling the effort ill-conceived and potentially dangerous if implemented.Jamie McBride, the leader of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing Los Angeles police officers, accused Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti of “political pandering,” calling the proposal to cut the LAPD’s budget “shameful.”“I would love to see a social worker walk into a domestic violence incident where the husband is beating up the wife, and wife is beating up the husband, and a weapon is present,” said Don Mihalek, a retired senior Secret Service agent and ABC News contributor who serves as the executive vice president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation.While state and local governments spent $115 billion on police in 2017, according to the Urban Institute, experts told ABC News that because the majority of police budgets fund salaries and benefits, any cuts could impact the quality of police officers.“If there is defunding of police organizations, we’re going to see less training and poor training, and this is the foundation of effective policing,” said Maria Haberfeld, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.If there are any budgeting changes to make, they should be done on a case-by-case basis, John Farmer Jr., director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University and former New Jersey attorney general, told ABC News.“I would not want to see the budgets cut, and the things being eliminated are measures that ensure accountability,” he said. “There may be departments where the money is being spent on surplus U.S. Army equipment.”Cities already taking actionAfter Floyd was killed, the movement has led to some changes that could impact some of the country’s largest police departments.Garcetti nixed a planned $250 million boost to Los Angeles’ police department’s budget, redirecting the money to community programs and the city’s African American community.Over the weekend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also said he would reallocate an unspecified portion of the New York Police Department’s $6 billion budget for social services.“I think we can no longer view the police department budget as untouchable, because every effort must be made to invest in all of our communities,” New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who has proposed cutting the NYPD budget by more than $1 billion over four years, told ABC News.And on Sunday, a majority of the Minneapolis City Council announced support for disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department, but have yet to outline how the process would work.“It’s no longer sounding like a radical idea. It’s sounding like a logical idea for many,” said Janeese Lewis-George, an attorney and democratic socialist in Washington, D.C., who won a city council primary last week and supports defunding Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department.“Just like the 1968 Civil Rights Act had to be passed in order to see the protests die down, I think this is a moment where our legislators are going to have to do the same thing,” she told ABC News.Political pushbackMany Democrats have resisted calls to defund police, and are instead pushing reforms aimed at improved transparency and accountability in policing.“We need a full-on cultural shift in how our police department and departments throughout the country function,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday. “Am I for entirely abolishing the police department? No, I’m not.”Pushed by Stephanopoulos on some of the changes he would make in light of the calls to dismantle the department, Frey said he would be “going after the police union,” and seek changes to more easily fire and discipline officers.With some progressives, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., in support of defunding police, the White House and Republicans are pushing all Democrats on the topic — from former Vice President Joe Biden, to rank-and-file Democrats from moderate and conservative House districts.After Trump attacked Biden on Twitter over the progressive proposal, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee spoke out against the effort in an interview with CBS News.“I don’t support defunding the police. I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness,” Biden said.As they introduced new sweeping policing reforms on Capitol Hill Monday — which include imposing tighter conditions on federal policing funds — Democratic leaders also stopped short of backing the defunding movement.“Funding of police is a local matter, as you know. From the standpoint of our legislation, we’re not going to that place,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on MSNBC.House Democrats later discussed the defunding debate on a conference call, with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., warning members against using the defunding rhetoric, according to a Democratic aide.Can defunding a police department work?Some cities have already dramatically reshaped policing, with some results.Camden, New Jersey, a city outside Philadelphia, has seen significant drops in the murder rate and violent crime since the police department dissolved in 2013, and merged with the county. Officers were encouraged to walk the neighborhoods, build relationships in the community and were trained to prioritize de-escalation.“We just completely redefined the expectations of police and how we would perform in society,” Scott Thomson, the former police chief, told ABC News.While many cities across the country grappled with unrest and clashes between police and demonstrators at the start of protests over Floyd’s death, Camden has remained relatively peaceful — which Thomson described as the “return on the investment in community policing.”As for calls for defunding police, Thomson said communities must first “have in place the social services that you no longer want it to be the responsibility of the police to handle.”“If it comes to mean not having police at all, I think it’s just silly and Pollyanna-ish idea,” Farmer, the former New Jersey attorney general who presided over reforms of the state police, told ABC News. “If what it means is reconfiguring the mission to align with expectations, then I think that’s the right approach to take.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Natural growth rates in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba): I. Improving methodology and predicting intermolt period

first_imgThe growth rates of postlarval krill (Euphausia superba) were measured across a wide range of environments in the Scotia Sea and around South Georgia using the Instantaneous Growth Rate (IGR) method. Each IGR experiment determined the intermolt period (IMP) and growth increment at molt (GI) of an average of 120 individuals incubated for 5 d in through-flowing ambient, filtered seawater. We examined the results from 51 IGR experiments involving 5,927 animals ranging between 25 mm and 62 mm. Animals were collected from an area that covered a latitudinal range of 108 and surface temperatures of between -0.85°C and 4.75°C. The measurement of IMP has rarely been achieved in IGR experiments because synchronous molting biases estimates. We overcame this by applying a binary logistic regression model to our data. This related IMP to temperature, body length, and maturity stage. Food did not influence IMP. Our model estimated that krill within our experiments had IMPs ranging from 9 d to 57 d. Temperature affected the IMP of females more than that of males. The IMPs of females were shortest around 2°C and increased at lower and higher temperatures. IMP increased with body size and altered according to gender, with male IMPs being 50% longer than those of equivalently sized females. One of the main assumptions of the IGR method is that the GI measured in the first few days reflects the in situ conditions experienced by krill in the previous intermolt period. However, we found that the GIs declined immediately and rapidly after capture, particularly when growth was initially high. Thus, conditions at time of molt also influence GI. We developed a method of correcting measured GIs to natural growth in field conditions. These refinements to IGR methodology (IMP and GI estimation) enable more accurate and precise predictions of krill growth rates in summer to be made.last_img read more

Spanish Navy Holds First Meeting of 5+5 Initiative Naval Coordination Group

first_img July 3, 2013 View post tag: Coordination View post tag: meeting View post tag: holds View post tag: Navy View post tag: Group Spanish Navy Holds First Meeting of 5+5 Initiative Naval Coordination Group View post tag: News by topic The Spanish Navy has organized the first meeting of the Naval Coordination Group of the 5+5 Initiative which was held at the Naval Warfare College in Madrid, where the terms of reference were discussed. The Group will be presided over by Spain in 2014.The meeting was attended by members of the following 5+5 Initiative Navies: Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Portugal, Italy and Spain.This Group was set up on a proposal from Spain submitted in November 2012 intended to foster interoperability and efficiency of resources among 5+5 Initiative Navies.Subsequently, during the meeting of Defense Ministers held in December 2012, a declaration was signed to implement the proposal.This initiative plans to introduce changes in the current situation in order to improve the participation and the analysis of results in everything related to maritime security. Furthermore, it intends to use common scenarios and procedures and implement data bases with lessons learnt and training expertise.5+5 InitiativeThe 5+5 Initiative was set up in July 2004 to improve maritime security in Western Mediterranean. Member states are: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania.Its activities are centered on four main goals: maritime security; air security; cooperation in cases of natural catastrophes or humanitarian crises; and training of military personnel and civilians.The initiative endeavors to foster mutual awareness, understanding and confidence, as well as develop multilateral cooperation.[mappress]Press Release, July 3, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: firstcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Spanish Authorities View post tag: Initiative View post tag: Defence View post tag: 55 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy Holds First Meeting of 5+5 Initiative Naval Coordination Group last_img read more