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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sands bullish on Macau’s future despite Covid-19 disruption Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Email Address Sands China, Las Vegas Sands’ Macau-based integrated resorts subsidiary, saw revenue plummet 81.0% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, with visitor numbers plummeting due to travel restrictions to the Chinese special autonomous region. Regions: China Macau 14th August 2020 | By contenteditor Sands China, Las Vegas Sands’ Macau-based integrated resorts subsidiary, saw revenue plummet 81.0% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, with visitor numbers plummeting due to travel restrictions to the Chinese special autonomous region.However, the operator said it remained committed to Macau, and predicted that the island’s tourism industry would eventually recover from the effects of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Revenue for the half year fell to $848m (£646.2m/€716.6m), compared to $4.47bn in H1 2019.The business’ five properties – the Venetian Macao, Sands Cotai Central, Parisian Macao, Plaza Macao, and Sands Macao – were shuttered from 5 February as a result of the pandemic. Four opened from 20 February, with Sands Cotai Central following a week later.All properties remain subject to safeguards, such as limited number of seats per gaming table and increased spacing between slots machines. This resulted in casino revenue plummeting 82.6% to $625m.Guests must provide a declaration showing a negative Covid-19 test, and undergo a temperature check before being admitted to the properties, then wear a mask in all public areas. Hotel capacity is also limited, while only a limited number of other amenities such as restaurantsSands China noted that it “is currently unable to determine when these measures will be modified or cease to be necessary”.Visitation to Macau was also been significantly curtailed by a suspension of the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) and tour group visas throughout the reporting period. Visitors that did make it to the territory were subject to enhanced quarantine requirements.As such, hotel revenue dropped 80.5% to $71m, while revenue from integrated resorts shopping malls fell 58.8% to $99m. Food and beverage revenue was down 82.5% at $27m, while revenue from conventions, other retail outlets and ferry services fell 79.0% to $26m.Sands China paid $336m in gaming taxes for the first half, down 80.9%, though it reported a slower decline for employee costs, which were down 14.9% at $554m. Depreciation and amortisation costs amounted to $338m, while other expenses and losses came to $218m. Its properties also used $11m worth of inventory – such as food, drink and saleable goods – in the period.This resulted in the business posting an operating loss of $609m for H1, compared to a $1.19bn profit in the prior year.After $9m in interest income and $116m in interest expenses, Sands China’s net loss for the half came to $716m, down from a $1.07bn profit in H1 2019.While the operator said it was difficult to predict when the effects of Covid-19 would subside, it said it was encouraged by recent changes to travel policies. These, it said “represent the first steps towards the recovery of tourism in Macau”.From 15 July, Chinese nations with negative Covid-19 tests from nine designated cities in Guangdong province would be exempt from the 14-day quarantine, a measure then extended to all of the province from 29 July.From 12 August, it was then announced that mandatory quarantine would be lifted for all of mainland China. IVS and tour group visa applications will once again be accepted from 26 August – for Guangdong only – followed by all of China from 23 September.“The group remains confident that travel and tourism spending in Macao will eventually fully recover,” Sands China added.It is therefore continuing to execute a $2.2bn capital investment programme to convert the Sands Cotai Central into The Londoner Macao – a venue themed around the English capital – The Grand Suites at Four Seasons and the Londoner Court.“The group believes these capital investment programs will strengthen its leadership position in the market and will provide a larger platform for future growth as travel and tourism spending return.“The Group remains unwavering in its commitment to long-term investment in Macao,” Sands added. “The scale of its existing and ongoing investments enables the Group to play its part in supporting the local economy in Macao, including its support of local employment and for small and medium-sized businesses.”In July, Sands China’s parent company Las Vegas Sands revealed its first half revenue fell 71.3% year-on-year to $1.88bn, with the business posting a $985m loss for the period.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander’s Community Days national volunteering programme began this week, with the aim of enabling employees to donate over 7,500 hours of their time and expertise to local charities and community projects over the next few months. The programme focuses specifically on the areas in which the bank operates.The first initiatives include improving a local church garden in Exeter, painting a fence around an outdoor play area in Leeds, and regenerating a lounge area at an Age Concern centre in Manchester. Nine staff volunteers from the Milton Keynes branch are also decorating the main hall of the York House Centre in Milton Keynes.Meanwhile, branches across the country will be raising money for Santander’s Charity of the Year, Cancer Research UK, through local and national fundraising events.Sheralee Morris, Santander Community Relations Manager said: “This is the third year of the Community Days programme and the response has been fantastic. Last year 800 staff took part in various community projects and this year we expect up to 1,000 staff to take part from a range of different levels and positions”.There is no formal application process for charities and groups to benefit from this volunteering programme. If you have a programme or project that could benefit from this initiative and are based near a Santander branch, then contact them at [email protected] 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Volunteering Howard Lake | 20 April 2010 | News Santander staff to donate 7,500 hours to local communities in 2010 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.
NewsPoliticsO’Dea calls for Varadkar’s Strategic Communications Unit to be scrappedBy Alan Jacques – March 8, 2018 1088 Facebook Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilFine GaellimerickProject Ireland 2040Senator Maria ByrneStrategic Communications Unit (SCU)Taoiseach Leo VaradkarWillie O’Dea TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleMore arrests due as evil web spreadsNext articleBad Wolves’ Zombie is No.1 in Europe – proceeds destined for Dolores O’Riordan’s children Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Advertisement Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea.THE Government’s Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) has the potential to damage public confidence in the media and should be disbanded immediately.That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD, Willie O’Dea, who has called for “the blurring of the lines between Fine Gael and Government propaganda” to end.The former Defence Minister believes that in order to preserve and protect the independence of Irish journalism, the Government’s Strategic Communications Unit needs to be disbanded.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s as simple as that. Taking out double page spreads in local newspapers promoting Fine Gael General Election candidates, including in Limerick, is a disgraceful abuse of tax payers money,” Deputy O’Dea declared.He also feels that the Government were slow to help pensioners last week with an extra weeks fuel allowance and “yet Leo can have his vanity project funded to the tune of €5 million by the taxpayers of Ireland. He should not be preying on the financial difficulties in the Irish media industry to garner attention for his party’s election candidates.”He went on to say that Irish journalism has served our country without fear or favour since the foundation of the State.“It has helped us mark important milestones in our nation’s history and it has acted as a backstop against malevolent behaviours and activities in Irish public life. However, Irish media is under severe financial pressure from online digital advertisers and they are under constant financial pressure. Fine Gael saw an opportunity, through the SCU and the Ireland 2040 project, to increase their presence and promotion in communities up and down the country,” he concluded.Fine Gael Senator for Limerick, Maria Byrne hit back at O’Dea and claimed that Fianna Fáil kept people in the dark throughout all their time in Government.“And we saw where that ended! Do Fianna Fáil even know what the function of the SCU is? When you can’t compete with the content or the plan such as Project Ireland 2040, it seems Fianna Fáil is intent on shooting the messenger,” Senator Byrne told the Limerick Post.“Project Ireland 2040 is a very positive project for Limerick. Limerick city as a driving force for the Mid-West region, supplemented by key players such as Shannon and the Shannon-Foynes Port, are key to the future progression of this city and region.“Fine Gael, who in Government has brought the country back from the brink to a position where we are a leading economy in Europe, has laid out a future progressive vision for Limerick in Project Ireland 2040.“Have Fianna Fáil had a single original thought or plan to improve this country? Calls to scrap the Strategic Communications Unit show Fianna Fail is devout of an original thought. Fianna Fáil wasn’t able to criticise that plan whatsoever and it’s absolutely clear they offer no alternatives,” she concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
HydraFacial, a Beauty Health Company, Announces 2020 Preliminary Net Sales MIAMI BEACH, Fla. & LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– The HydraFacial ® Company (“HydraFacial,” or the “Company”), a category-creating beauty health company, today announced preliminary net sales for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. HydraFacial currently expects net sales for fiscal year 2020 to approximate $119 million. The Company’s previous expectation for net sales, provided on December 9, 2020, was approximately $115 million. The Company has not yet completed the year-end audit and expects to report full results for fiscal year 2020 at a future date. The previously announced business combination with Vesper Healthcare (NASDAQ: VSPR) remains on track to be completed in the first half of 2021. Clint Carnell, HydraFacial CEO, stated: “I am proud of our team for their collective efforts, passion and dedication in 2020, which allowed us to continue building the HydraFacial brand, despite the impact of COVID-19 related closures, and generate net sales which came in ahead of the guidance we had provided in December 2020. The resilience of the brand is demonstrated by the fact that we added more than 2,000 new delivery systems globally since the pandemic related stay-at-home orders started in March 2020, we strengthened the recurring consumable revenue, which is expected to represent more than 50% of total sales at year end, and we added and expanded several key brand and retail partnerships, including Dr. Murad, Sephora and Clinique. We are excited to become a public company and to build this business globally.” Brent Saunders, CEO and Co-Founder of Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp., commented: “I am very pleased with the solid topline results that HydraFacial delivered in 2020, against a challenging backdrop of COVID-19. HydraFacial has tremendous opportunities both in the U.S. and globally and we look forward to deploying our strategy to create a leading company in the category of beauty-health.” On December 9 th, 2020, HydraFacial and Vesper Healthcare, a special purpose acquisition company co-founded by Brent Saunders, former CEO of Allergan, Forest Laboratories, and Bausch + Lomb, announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which HydraFacial and Vesper Healthcare will combine, and after which HydraFacial will become a public company. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company expects to be listed on the NASDAQ exchange. HydraFacial is owned by Linden Capital Partners and DW Healthcare Partners, both of which are private equity firms focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Cautionary Statement Regarding Preliminary Results The results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 are preliminary, unaudited and subject to the finalization and closing of the Company’s year-end audit and should not be viewed as a substitute for full annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, these preliminary results are not a comprehensive statement of the Company’s financial results for the year ended December 31, 2020. The Company cautions you that these preliminary results are not guarantees of future performance or outcomes and that actual results may differ materially from these described above. About The HydraFacial Company The HydraFacial Company is an experiential, non-invasive, and approachable beauty health platform and ecosystem with a powerful community of estheticians, consumers and partners, bridging medical and consumer retail to democratize and personalize skin care solutions for the masses. Leading the charge in beauty health as a category-creator, HydraFacial uses a unique delivery system to cleanse, extract, and hydrate with their patented hydradermabrasion technology and super serums that are made with nourishing ingredients, providing an immediate outcome and creating an instantly gratifying glow in just three steps and 30 minutes. HydraFacial ® and Perk™ products are available in over 87 countries with over 15,000 delivery systems globally and millions of treatments performed each year. For more information, visit the brand on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or at HydraFacial.com. About Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corporation Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corporation is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, with the intention to focus its search on companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Vesper Healthcare is led by Chief Executive Officer, Brent Saunders, and Chief Financial Officer, Manisha Narasimhan, PhD. For more information, visit www.vesperhealth.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The expectations, estimates and projections of the businesses of Vesper Healthcare or the Company may differ from their actual results and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, expectations with respect to future performance of Vesper Healthcare or HydraFacial and anticipated financial impacts of the proposed transaction, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the proposed transaction and the timing of the completion of the proposed transaction. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve significant risks and uncertainties, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside of the control of Vesper Healthcare and the Company and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement and the proposed transactions contemplated therein; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, including due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Vesper Healthcare or other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement; (4) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (5) the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the proposed transaction; (6) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the post-acquisition company’s common shares on Nasdaq following the proposed transaction; (7) the risk that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of the Company as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed transaction; (8) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (9) costs related to the proposed transaction; (10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (11) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (12) the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and (13) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the final prospectus of Vesper Healthcare, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by Vesper Healthcare. Vesper Healthcare cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. You should not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. HydraFacial and Vesper Healthcare do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in their expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Important Information about the Transaction and Where to Find It In connection with the proposed transaction, Vesper Healthcare has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC and plans to file a definitive proxy statement with the SEC. Vesper Healthcare’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement, the amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the proposed transaction, as these materials will contain important information about the Company, Vesper Healthcare and the proposed transaction. When available, the definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the stockholders of Vesper Healthcare as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp., 1819 West Avenue, Bay 2, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Participants in the Solicitation Vesper Healthcare and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Vesper Healthcare stockholders with respect to the proposed transaction. A list of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in Vesper Healthcare will be filed in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination and available at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination when available. HydraFacial and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Vesper Healthcare in connection with the business combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed business combination will be included in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination. No Offer or Solicitation This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005238/en/ CONTACT: For HydraFacial: ICR, Inc. Investors: Allison Malkin Email:[email protected] Press: Alecia Pulman Email:[email protected] Vesper Healthcare: Manisha Narasimhan, PhD CFO, Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp. [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LUXURY BANKING MANAGED CARE GENERAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HOME GOODS OTHER RETAIL SUPERMARKET HEALTH SPECIALTY COSMETICS RETAIL OTHER HEALTH OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PHARMACEUTICAL FINANCE ONLINE RETAIL SOURCE: The HydraFacial® Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 06:45 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 06:45 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005238/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. 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iStock(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — An Indiana toddler had a fatal fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after her grandfather put her up on a railing, thinking the glass window was closed, according to the family’s attorney.Chloe Wiegand, who was 18 months old, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell to her death on Sunday, according to her parent’s attorney, Michael Winkleman.Chloe was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, Winkleman said at a news conference on Tuesday.Chloe is a hockey fan and loved to bang on the ice hockey rink glass wall as she watched her older brother, Winkleman said, and her grandfather put her on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass.However, the window was open — and she was “gone,” Winkleman said, calling her death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”“Why would you ever, in a kids play area put windows that passengers can open?” Winkleman said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable to put a child there thinking there’s glass.”“The South Bend Police Department offers its sincerest condolences to Officer Alan Wiegand and his family during this difficult time following the tragic loss of their child while in Puerto Rico,” the department said in a statement. “The department asks the community to pray for the entire Wiegand family as they grieve and to respect their privacy.”South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg added on Twitter, “We are saddened by the terrible accident that took the life of Officer Wiegand’s young daughter, and the city is holding this family in our hearts.”Owen Torres, corporate communications manager with Royal Caribbean, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family. We’ve made our Care Team available to assist the family with any resources they need.”Torres added on Tuesday, “We are assisting local authorities in San Juan, PR, as they make inquiries.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The bonuses of fat cat company directors continue to grow at the expense ofthe rank-and-file. This is the message of the TUC’s new report Executive excess– time to act.It is not a new message – the media has been full of stories about CEO payrises in the face of tumbling share prices. In most of these companies, the payhikes are justified on the grounds of a shortage of leaders, rather thanperformance – avoiding the argument about whether performance-related pay worksat all. There are three news stories in this week’s Personnel Today covering theimplementation of PRP. While they show PRP can have more subtle andsophisticated applications, all three are proving contentious. BT has been working on a solution for spreading its work-life balanceprinciples to blue collar staff. The trial of a new PRP scheme among fieldengineers enabled many to spend more time with their families instead ofworking overtime. Lifeboat charity RNLI has also introduced a form of PRP – a sensitivesubject in the voluntary sector – for all of its 1,000 staff. It is not aimingto incentivise staff, but to improve the appraisal system and thus managementof the 178-year-old charity. But there are inherent risks in PRP, even when applied in a sophisticatedmanner. Just as discretional pay increases can motivate, they can alsodemotivate disappointed staff. PRP schemes need staff and managerial support,objectivity and consistency to deliver results, and it is unlikely they willprovide all the answers to motivation and productivity. There are bigger, less tangible drivers at work, and getting staff tounderstand, embrace and passionately work towards the organisation’s objectiveswill take more than pay, benefits, a set of corporate values and the odd teambonding exercise. HR needs to lead the thinking if the bigger answers onleadership, development and staff empowerment are to be developed. By Mike Broad Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Putting corporate values in the hearts of your staffOn 2 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
June 7, 2011 View post tag: Chung-Hoon Training & Education View post tag: Honors The crew of the USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) rendered honors to the fallen in the Battle of Midway during a ceremony June 3, in the waters near Midway Atoll. The ceremony, commemorated the U.S. Navy’s victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy in the three-day battle June 4-7, 1942.“Today we are here to remember those Sailors whose gallantry and unshakeable determination decisively won the day against a superior foe,” said Chung-Hoon Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Erb. “Countless Sailors performed feats that seem impossible today.”Regarded as the turning point of the war in the Pacific during World War II, U.S. Navy carrier strike forces, in conjunction with shore-based bombers and torpedo planes, defeated the numerically superior Japanese fleet.“Our victory was not without cost,” said Erb. “An aircraft carrier, a destroyer and 145 planes lay on the ocean floor, and 307 of our shipmates with them.”During the battle, the Japanese lost four aircraft carriers, a heavy cruiser, three destroyers and 256 planes. The defeat delayed Japanese plans for assaults on Samoa, New Caledonia and Fiji.“The ceremony meant a lot to the crew, it helped the Sailors recognize our history,” said Command Master Chief Chris Detje, “It opened their eyes to the realization that this is how we got here. If it wasn’t for the great men and women who came before us, and did wonderful and amazing things during World War II, we wouldn’t be here today.”Admiral Yamamoto’s battle plans for a surprise attack on Midway Atoll was thwarted by Navy cryptologists working out of the basement of Building 1 on board the Navy base in Pearl Harbor. This information allowed Admiral Chester Nimitz to strategically position our fleets to destroy the Japanese carriers.Facing Japan’s eleven battleships and four aircraft carriers, the U.S. Navy fought with no battleships and just three aircraft carriers including USS Yorktown that had been badly damaged in the Battle of Coral Sea and only made available through speedy repair efforts at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.“We fought in these epic battles, against foes we could never beat, with odds that were insurmountable,” said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Lauren Boulay after the ceremony. “Those Sailors fought and did what ever they could to win. It makes me want to be a better sailor.”By the evening of June 7th, 1942, with the crippled Imperial Japanese Navy in retreat, the need for carrier aviation power became a prominent security necessity to defending our interest as a maritime nation.“As time marches forward, these Sailors, a part of what we call the Greatest Generation, are rapidly leaving us,” said Erb. “They leave behind a legacy of honor, courage and commitment. We must strive to uphold their legacy.”Chung-Hoon’s honor guard fired a 21-gun salute followed by the playing of taps to remember those who lost their lives sixty-nine years ago in the waters of Midway Atoll.The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) is underway for an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Source: navy, June 7, 2011; View post tag: Renders Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Chung-Hoon Renders Honors Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic USS Chung-Hoon Renders Honors View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS