first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America Share this article Authorities “World’s most beautiful ship” heads to New York for final port visit in America The crew of the Italian Navy sail training ship ITS Amerigo Vespucci concluded their stay in Boston and are now en route to New York City for their final port visit in North America.The sail training ship’s visit to Boston was the first in seventeen years. Amerigo Vespucci visited Boston for the sixth time, the first in 1951 and the last one in 2000.Amerigo Vespucci is now sailing to New York where it is expected to arrive on July 26. New Yorkers will be welcomed aboard at Pier 88 from July 27 to July 30.Once they conclude their stay in New York, officer cadets will embark on a 20-day transit of the Atlantic taking advantage of the western winds on their way home.The Italian Navy’s 87-year-old sail training ship start the 2017 training campaign on April 19 departing her homeport of La Spezia, Italy.After completing the campaign’s first stop in Portugal, navy cadets crossed the Atlantic to visit Canadian port cities of Halifax, Montreal and Quebec City before heading to Boston.The Amerigo Vespucci is a full-rigged, 100-meter ship named after the famous Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. She is often referred to as the ‘Lady of the Sea’ and has even been declared as the most beautiful ship in the world by the American aircraft carrier USS Independence when the two met in the Mediterranean Sea in 1962.center_img July 25, 2017 View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: Amerigo Vespuccilast_img read more

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Operation Chokepoint, the initiative of the Obama Justice Department to clamp down on payday lenders and firearm distributors by discouraging banks and credit unions from providing financial services to them, was officially declared dead by the Trump administration on Friday.To its critics, Operation Chokepoint was an overly aggressive use of regulatory and legal power by the Obama administration to harass legitimate businesses with which they disagreed. Although supporters of the initiative claimed that the Justice Department’s efforts were exaggerated, the FDIC felt the need in 2015 to encourage banks to continue to take a “risk based approach based on the attributes of individual customers rather than declining to provide banking services to entire categories of customers.”In a strongly worded letter released on Friday, the Department stressed that it would “not discourage the provision of financial services to lawful industries, including businesses engaged in short-term lending and firearms-related activities.” continue reading »last_img read more