18th March 2020 | By Uncategorized Over the last 10 years, virtual sports betting has evolved from a niche ‘add on’ for sportsbook operators into a valuable part of their ‘always on’ betting operations. In this webinar we explore the ins and outs of virtual sports betting and the revenue streams it can deliver for your business. Topics: Uncategorized From a niche market to a multi-million business Dimensions of business growth From the data to the product – a brief insight Customization & localization Event length & availability Over the last 10 years, virtual sports betting has evolved from a niche ‘add on’ for sportsbook operators into a valuable part of their ‘always on’ betting operations.This change has been driven forward by a consumer demand for more – more innovation to suit advancing technology, more realistic game play, and more choice of games on offer and competitors available – which has created a buoyant global market place. In this webinar we explore the ins and outs of virtual sports betting and the revenue streams it can deliver for your business.Sportradar’s Frank Wenzig, Managing Director of Gaming, offers an in depth analysis of how the market has developed, the current opportunities for growth and the products available to drive consumer engagement. The webinar will cover: Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Webinar: The Evolution of Virtual Sports Betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
CricketLatest Sports NewsWTC Final TAGSICC WTC FinalIndia vs New ZealandKane WilliamsonNew Zealand WTC squadWorld Test Championship SHARE Cricket Daily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News Sharper|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesShip Cargo Locally Or Internationally At Best Rates!Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsored ENG vs NZ 1st Test: Debutants Devon Conway, Ollie Robinson shine as rain-marred opening Test at the Lord’s cricket ground ended in draw ICC WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: New Zealand Cricket on Thursday announced travel arrangements for players and support staff to reach the United Kingdom in time for the World Test Championship final against England and their series against England. While the majority of the BlackCaps have returned home, the IPL quartet has stayed back in New Delhi. The NZ cricket board has made a special arrangement for them in India.ICC WTC Final: New Zealand creates mini bio-bubble Latest Sports News Cricket WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Facebook Twitter IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Formula 1 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (15 ovs)- Follow Live Updates ICC WTC Final: New Zealand reveal itinerary for Kane Williamson and Co for England Football Cricket Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – May 7, 2021 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchThe bulk of New Zealand’s IPL-based Test contingent will depart India for the United Kingdom on 11 May – the earliest date an exemption for their arrival in England could be obtained. Captain Kane Williamson, fast bowler Kyle Jamieson and spinner Mitchell Santner, as well as physio Tommy Simsek, will remain in a secure mini-bubble in New Delhi before departing for the UK, ahead of preparations for the Test series against England, and the WTC final against India.ICC WTC Final: Trent Boult will miss England series, Join the team directly for World Test ChampionshipsPacer Trent Boult and Black Caps trainer Chris Donaldson will return home briefly to see their families before reconnecting with the Test squad in early June. Boult will consequentially miss the first Test against England but will possibly be available for the second Test, and certainly the ICC WTC final.Along with the remainder of New Zealand’s IPL players, support staff and commentators, Boult is scheduled to depart New Delhi on Friday on one of two charter flights, arriving in Auckland on Saturday before undergoing managed isolation.ALSO READ| ICC WTC Finals: BCCI to create bio-bubble in India before travelling to England for WTC finalAll going as planned, Boult will leave managed isolation and quarantine on 22 May and will spend a week at home with his family, training at Mount Maunganui before departing for the UK in early June.NZC Chief Executive David White said Boult and Donaldson return home for the three-week period with the blessing of NZC and Black Caps management.“We’re completely supportive of Chris and Trent taking the opportunity to see their families before heading to the UK,” White said. “They’ve always been the consummate professionals and we’re more than happy to accommodate these arrangements.”“We’ve worked closely with the BCCI and the IPL franchises on the various departure strategies and we’re very appreciative of their support during what is, clearly, a very challenging time.ALSO READ| ICC WTC Finals India squad: Prasidh Krishna likely to earn test call-up“Were also very grateful to the England and Wales Cricket Board for accommodating the early arrival of the four members of the Test squad currently in India.”The New Zealand-based Test squad members will depart for England on 16 and 17 May. WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Previous articleZIM vs PAK 2nd Test: Tabish Khan becomes Pakistan’s third-oldest Test debutant, find out who is the oldestNext articleICC WTC Finals: न्यूजीलैंड के खिलाफ विश्व टेस्ट चैंपियनशिप के लिए 22 खिलाड़ियों का होगा चुनाव, जल्द हो सकती है भारतीय टीम की घोषणा Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore
Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
WW photo: G. DunkelWalmart is the largest private employer in the United States, hiring around 1 percent of all U.S. workers. Its announcement that it will raise what it pays to 500,000 workers to at least $9 an hour in April and $10 an hour next year has had a major impact. And of course, the reaction on Wall Street was immediate: Walmart’s stock price dropped by 3 percent.The way big business media like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times presented this move emphasized the business reasons why Walmart was investing a billion dollars in its employees. Its stores are messy, which means it’s harder to find what you want to buy, and customer service is lousy. Two years ago, it reduced staff to a bare minimum, which means most stores much of the time don’t have enough workers to do everything required.Walmart is in a brick-and-mortar service business, the kind of enterprise not easy to outsource abroad, meaning that it tries to increase profits by increasing the exploitation of its workers. Walmart has been very aggressive in cutting hours, demanding flexibility and lowering benefits.Its workers have pushed back, becoming part of the low-wage workers’ struggle for respect and for $15 an hour, a 40-hour week and a fixed schedule.For the past five years, OUR Walmart, an association of Walmart workers, has led protests at hundreds of Walmart stores. OUR Walmart has gotten the support of labor unions and other progressive groups. From time to time, groups other than OUR Walmart have also organized in support of Walmart workers.Struggle tactics keep pressure on bossesThese protests use all sorts of tactics, from marching and chanting through store aisles, putting up leaflets inside stores, setting up picket lines outside with marching bands, as well as chants and speeches. Occasionally, protesters have blocked the streets outside stores and taken arrests.OUR Walmart’s “Respect-the-Bump” campaign forced the company to change its pregnancy policy in early 2014. The campaign began in 2013 when a pregnant worker, a member of OUR Walmart in Maryland, was forced onto disability after her doctor told her that strenuous work was dangerous for herself and her unborn child. The company would not agree to change her work load.Using the Facebook pages of OUR Walmart, a national campaign involving petitions and letters was organized and in early April 2014, Walmart announced it was changing its policy.In June of 2011, nearly 100 Walmart workers representing thousands of members of OUR Walmart went to the company’s home office and presented a “Declaration of Respect” to Walmart executives.It calls on Walmart to publicly commit to: “Listen to us, the Associates [what Walmart calls its workers]; have respect for the individual; recognize freedom of association and freedom of speech; fix the Open Door policy; pay a minimum of $13/hour and make full-time jobs available for Associates who want them; create dependable, predictable work schedules; provide affordable health care; provide every Associate with a policy manual, ensure equal enforcement of policy and no discrimination, and give every Associate equal opportunity to succeed and advance in his or her career; and provide wages and benefits that ensure that no Associate has to rely on government assistance.”Walmart faces not just “bad employee morale” and a tightening labor market with the unemployment rate falling, as it claims. It confronts an active and organized resistance, which of course it won’t acknowledge. It has tried to bring labor law charges against the United Food and Commercial Workers for the support that that union gives to OUR Walmart.A billion dollars sounds like a lot of money, but the financial consultant Demos estimates that if Walmart stopped buying back its stocks, it could afford to pay its workers a minimum of over $15 an hour.Walmart workers won a victory with the raises the company just announced, but they have much further to go.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Esta es una versión ligeramente editada de una charla dada durante “¿Qué camino hacia el socialismo?” seminario web realizado por Workers World Party el 16 de mayo.Una de las cinco características que V.I. Lenin, líder de la Revolución Rusa, presentó en su libro de 1916, “Imperialismo: la etapa más alta del capitalismo”, fue la finalización de la “división territorial de todo el mundo entre las mayores potencias capitalistas. El imperialismo es capitalismo en esa etapa de desarrollo en la que se establece el dominio de los monopolios y el capital financiero”.El folleto de 1968, “Expanding Empire”, escrito por el miembro fundador del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero, Vince Copeland durante la Guerra de Vietnam, dice: “La inversión de capital en un país extranjero debe considerarse algo así como enviar una gran bomba de succión allí, que saca los metales del suelo, los productos del suelo y los frutos de los árboles, con la ayuda, por supuesto, del trabajo de los [trabajadores] que trabajan en esta bomba de succión.“Es como si las bombas estuvieran conectadas a tuberías que regresan al país [capitalista] “local”, a través de los bancos y las grandes corporaciones. Todos los productos ricos se bañan de las tuberías a los tesoros de estas instituciones, en forma de ganancias. Estas grandes bombas de succión, o “inversiones”, drenan a naciones enteras, y las ganancias son tan grandes que grupos rivales de grandes empresas, liderados por pequeñas camarillas de grandes bancos, entran en guerra entre sí por la explotación de estas naciones”.Tanto Lenin como Copeland, durante un período de 50 años, describieron el mismo imperialismo que los países capitalistas ricos que se enriquecen con el subdesarrollo sistemático de las naciones oprimidas que se empobrecen con el robo de recursos, la crisis de la deuda, la guerra y la ocupación. Hay naciones oprimidas dentro de los EE.UU. de pueblos negros, marrones e indígenas, que son desproporcionadamente más pobres en comparación con los blancos. El imperialismo ha creado una guerra tanto en casa como en el extranjero.Esta súper explotación es la base económica para los países de África, América Latina, el Caribe, Asia, Medio Oriente y las naciones oprimidas en el país que tienen derecho a la soberanía o la autodeterminación. Eso significa el derecho a determinar la mejor manera de desarrollar sus economías, sociedades y comunidades para satisfacer las necesidades básicas y culturales de sus poblaciones sin la interferencia de intimidación de los jefes corporativos y los militares. La autodeterminación incluye el derecho a la separación de la nación opresora, la autonomía política o la asimilación.La pandemia de COVID-19 ha arrancado la curita de este sistema canceroso y monstruoso que ha dejado a miles de millones de trabajadores y personas oprimidas aún más vulnerables al sufrimiento y la muerte debido a la falta de atención médica, alimentos, vivienda, agua limpia y más – en una escala global, incluso aquí mismo, en el vientre de la bestia. Se predice que el hambre cobrará más vidas durante la pandemia a escala mundial que el coronavirus.Intensificar la lucha de clases dentro de los EE. UU. es el método más efectivo para que los socialistas y revolucionarios aquí muestren solidaridad política con los pueblos oprimidos dentro y fuera de las fronteras artificiales. Los llamados “crímenes” de los pueblos oprimidos han sido sus luchas por la independencia económica y la igualdad política a través de las luchas de liberación nacional por cualquier medio necesario.Sin otra opción, algunos países han recurrido a la reconstrucción socialista como la única respuesta al subdesarrollo, y más lo harán.Moorehead es una editora general de WW y editora del libro, “El marxismo, las reparaciones y la lucha por la libertad negra”. Ella es una ex candidata presidencial de WWP. Moorehead se unió al partido a principios de la década de 1970 en Hampton, Virginia, a través del trabajo del Comité de Solidaridad de Prisioneros de Jóvenes contra la Guerra y el Fascismo. Ella es miembro de la sucursal de Nueva York.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Hundreds of Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) parents, students, teachers, and community members shopped and dined until closing at Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena in support of the 5% Community Giving Day on March 24. Whole Foods selected Pasadena Waldorf School as the recipient for its 5% Day to support the creation of a 5,000 square foot learning garden at the school’s new Mendocino Street campus in Altadena. Sarah Roberts, Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods, recently presented Pasadena Waldorf School with a check for $6,153, representing proceeds from the store’s 5% Day.Twice a year Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway holds a 5% Day, also known as Whole Foods Community Giving Day, in which 5% of the total net store sales are donated to a local nonprofit community partner. “It is important to Whole Foods that we are more than just a place to shop for food, but rather are an active community partner that supports the local programs and organizations that align with our values and passions,” said Whole Foods’ Sarah Roberts.“From the day our school acquired the new campus property on Mendocino Street it has been our vision to create a garden that can be used in a myriad of ways including teaching multiple subjects for children of all ages, hosting community gardening workshops, and providing healthy produce for our students. Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway has helped make this dream a reality,” said Pasadena Waldorf School Development Officer Jon Brody. “We deeply appreciate this generous donation for our school’s new garden. PWS has enjoyed a mutually beneficial community partnership with Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway for several years, including their in-kind support for our annual Elves’ Faire, and our school promoting events and activities that appeal to families taking place at the store.”In addition to Whole Foods, community partners have supported the school’s garden efforts. Recology donated and delivered over 10 tons of compost for the garden, popular grocery delivery service Instacart created a special code for Waldorf families to use who were unable to make it to the store on 5% Day, and in the fall artisanal restaurant Pizza of Venice in Altadena will be adding the “PWS Pizza” to its menu, featuring seasonal produce from the garden with proceeds given back to the school.In the few weeks since 5% Day, the garden has undergone an amazing transformation. The first vegetables and fruit trees have been planted, irrigation systems installed, and a stone pathway constructed. Several of the lower and high school classes have begun working in and utilizing the garden, learning about creating a sustainable garden from the ground up.For more information about Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/arroyo.For more information about Pasadena Waldorf School, visit http://www.pasadenawaldorf.org/. More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway Donates Over $6,000 to Pasadena Waldorf School Learning Garden Article and Photos courtesy of PASADENA WALDORF SCHOOL Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 3:38 pm Subscribe Community News HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Previous Article Next Article Service offers cheap check on ‘lying’ CVsOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Firms can access a one-stop shop to check whether job candidates are lyingabout qualifications on their CVs under a new scheme launched today.The Higher Education Statistics Agency has linked up with informationprovider Experian to provide the service.The move is aimed at combating a rising tide of dishonesty by applicants.Half of employers believe lying by recruits is a major problem, a survey of1,500 firms by Experian found last week.But they will have to get the permission of applicants to check theirdetails in order to comply with data protection legislation.The service costs between £5.15 and £20, plus an annual £125 subscriptionfee.More than seven out of 10 said they have experienced lying on CVs, theExperian survey found.The most common CV lie relates to previous experience (37 per cent),followed by educational qualifications, cited by a fifth. Salary and otherqualifications also feature.www.hesa.org.uk Related posts:No related photos.
Queen of property TV Amanda Lamb (pictured, right) says over 130,000 British people are owed substantial Spanish bank payouts following a landmark ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.Approximately half a million Brits have bought properties in Spain in recent decades and such was the gold rush that at one point several well-known UK estate agents had overseas property sales people based in branches.The market has picked up again, too, and British buyers in 2015 made up 12.7% of all properties sold in Spain.The A Place in the Sun presenter says those who believe they lost money following the financial crash of 2008, when many people who paid in advance for newbuild properties lost their deposits when developments went bust, should contact legal firm Spanish Legal Reclaims, who she is working for.The company has launched a campaign to help Brits recoup the estimated £5.3 billion in payouts due from Spanish banks to UK investors. Monies owed range from £10,000 to over £500,000 per claim, it says.Spanish Legal Reclaims has launched the campaign using research published in partnership with the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR) which shows the total pot of money to be repaid is £3.3 billion higher than previously thought as more claimants come forward.Developers were meant to safeguard buyers’ deposits and stage payments for properties in separate escrow accounts but many didn’t, and now the Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that those affected are due refunds, plus interest, from the banks who backed the developers.“The allure of Spain goes far beyond sun, sea and Sangria as many Brits invest significant sums in affordable holiday homes,” says Amanda. “Many of these buyers had fantastic experiences and will continue to do so but for others, the property crash brought their holiday home dreams to a grinding halt.“Spain remains an attractive opportunity for those looking to invest, and there’s a new window of opportunity for anyone who lost out first time around to reclaim the money they are owed.”More information from www.spanishlegalreclaims.comspanish bank payouts amanda lamb spanish property February 28, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » 130,000 Brits owed £5.3bn in Spanish bank payouts, says Amanda Lamb previous nextRegulation & Law130,000 Brits owed £5.3bn in Spanish bank payouts, says Amanda LambRuling by Spain’s highest court clears way for cash for Brits stung when Costa developments went bust during noughties.Nigel Lewis28th February 201701,371 Views
View post tag: Officers View post tag: USS America View post tag: News by topic Authorities Brazilian Officers Tour USS America August 8, 2014 View post tag: americas Eleven officers from Marinha do Brasil (Brazilian navy) and Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais (Brazilian marine corps) visited the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) while operating off the coast of Brazil, Aug. 1-5. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Brazilian Back to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Officers Tour USS America View post tag: Tour The program provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team to interact and train with Brazilian naval forces, promoting and building on an already strong partnership.Each Brazilian officer was paired with a “running mate,” a U.S. Navy officer of equal pay grade, who escorted them around the ship between evolutions conducted throughout the visit.Objectives for the riders were laid out in a tailored personnel qualification standard (PQS) with an emphasis on the surface navy, aviation and Marine Corps. In order to complete the PQS, ship riders went on tours of different compartments and areas of the ship and experienced various evolutions, such as flight operations, a general quarters drill, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, standing a U.S. Navy watch and other.The Brazilian riders also had the chance to interact with the U.S. Marines while on their visit, tour light armored vehicles and view various ground combat weapons displays.America’s officers will visit a Brazilian ship in the coming days with the hopes of expanding on the lessons learned from this trip.[mappress]Press Release, August 08, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval Share this article
Photo: Photo: NATO MARCOM View post tag: JS Makinami Share this article View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: SNMG1 View post tag: NATO NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) met up with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force training squadron in the Baltic Sea on August 21 for a passing exercise.The JMSDF task group is composed of cadet training vessel JS Kashima and the destroyer JS Makinami.Japan is one of a number of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area with which NATO is developing relations. These partners are often referred to as “partners across the globe.” NATO and Japan are strengthening relations to address shared security challenges, building on dialogue and cooperation that has been developing since initial contacts in the early 1990s.“Even though Japan and most NATO nations are geographically far apart, we are connected by the sea,” said SNMG1 commander Commodore Carsten Fjord-Larsen. “We also share a strong interest in always making the most of training opportunities with partner nations when meeting up at sea. And I’m proud to say that, this is exactly what we have been doing today.”NATO and Japanese units have trained together before, most recently when the JMSDF training squadron was off of Spain earlier this month and they sailed with Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ship HMCS Ville de Québec. NATO units often utilize an opportunity of close proximity to develop a better understanding of each other’s procedures as well as seize the opportunity to learn from one another.“Together with selected members from my staff, I had the great honor to visit JS Kashima and enjoyed the possibility to exchange views on the world seen from the sea with the Commander of the Japanese training squadron, Rear Admiral Hiroyuki Izumi.” Said Commodore Fjord-Larsen.