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Dominican Republic Navy Midshipmen Receive Training on ‘Maestro del Mar 2014’

first_img ARD fights drug trafficking A group of midshipmen from the Navy of the Dominican Republic (ARD) recently boarded a ship for a cruise in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean – but this was no vacation. This was Maestro del Mar 2014, a series of drills held from November 17-28. A group of midshipmen from the Navy of the Dominican Republic (ARD) recently boarded a ship for a cruise in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean – but this was no vacation. This was Maestro del Mar 2014, a series of drills held from November 17-28. The training ship departed from San Soucí Naval Station. There, Vice Admiral Edmundo Félix Pimentel, chief of naval operations, and a delegation of admirals and senior and junior officers, met participants after the exercises. “The peaceful waters of the Caribbean have been turned into a very active route for drug traffickers,” said Pou. The training ship departed from San Soucí Naval Station. There, Vice Admiral Edmundo Félix Pimentel, chief of naval operations, and a delegation of admirals and senior and junior officers, met participants after the exercises. The training exercises, held to familiarize participants with the daily tasks and activities of the Coast Guard service and interceptor ships, proceeded in two phases: the first at sea, the second on land. They included coastal and electronic navigation, ship formation maneuvers, drills in unit command and control, and the study of naval sciences. The midshipmen also conducted exercises in at-sea law enforcement, search and rescue operations, and maritime interdiction, including boarding suspect ships. “The Navy of the Dominican Republic no longer conducts training like Maestro del Mar 2014 as a primary operation but rather the training focuses on creating a more technological view of the military’s functions,” according to Daniel Pou, associate researcher at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in the Dominican Republic. “This process of continual training is an essential element for them.” Working under the legal guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office, the ARD detected and intercepted an Eduardoño class boat as it entered Dominican waters. A Dominican Air Force helicopter transported a DNCD tactical team to Saono to participate in the investigation and arrests; its agents took custody of the drugs. The suspects will eventually be brought to trial by the Prosecutor’s Office for the Province of La Altagracia (Este). The training mission allowed the participating midshipmen to conduct drills using the latest in naval technology. The ARD has invested heavily in naval technology in recent years. By Dialogo December 15, 2014 The 5,000 sailors and marines in the ARD rely on training and technology to battle drug trafficking by transnational criminal organizations. Preparing to use the latest in naval equipment has helped the ARD register important victories against narco-traffickers. “The Navy runs a joint patrol with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate,” Pou said. “The Dominican Republic’s military aviation units maintain a constant patrol over the country’s coast. The coordinated actions and surveillance efforts are conducted jointly by the Dominican Navy and Air Force, and this cooperation leads to very significant seizures.” Because of its geographic location, the Dominican Republic is an important transshipment point for drug trafficking organizations. The island has many ports, which are used by vessels which transport goods to the United States and Europe. Drug traffickers often hide narcotics inside containers of fruit and other products that the country exports, such as clothing. “The Navy of the Dominican Republic no longer conducts training like Maestro del Mar 2014 as a primary operation but rather the training focuses on creating a more technological view of the military’s functions,” according to Daniel Pou, associate researcher at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in the Dominican Republic. “This process of continual training is an essential element for them.” The 5,000 sailors and marines in the ARD rely on training and technology to battle drug trafficking by transnational criminal organizations. Preparing to use the latest in naval equipment has helped the ARD register important victories against narco-traffickers. “The Navy runs a joint patrol with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate,” Pou said. “The Dominican Republic’s military aviation units maintain a constant patrol over the country’s coast. The coordinated actions and surveillance efforts are conducted jointly by the Dominican Navy and Air Force, and this cooperation leads to very significant seizures.” Because of its geographic location, the Dominican Republic is an important transshipment point for drug trafficking organizations. The island has many ports, which are used by vessels which transport goods to the United States and Europe. Drug traffickers often hide narcotics inside containers of fruit and other products that the country exports, such as clothing. Emphasis on technology For example, November 24, the ARD in cooperation with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate (DNCD) arrested three Venezuelan citizens and seized their cargo of 775 packets of cocaine or heroin on the island of Saona, in the country’s southeast. “The peaceful waters of the Caribbean have been turned into a very active route for drug traffickers,” said Pou. The training mission allowed the participating midshipmen to conduct drills using the latest in naval technology. The ARD has invested heavily in naval technology in recent years. Emphasis on technology For example, November 24, the ARD in cooperation with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate (DNCD) arrested three Venezuelan citizens and seized their cargo of 775 packets of cocaine or heroin on the island of Saona, in the country’s southeast. The training exercises, held to familiarize participants with the daily tasks and activities of the Coast Guard service and interceptor ships, proceeded in two phases: the first at sea, the second on land. They included coastal and electronic navigation, ship formation maneuvers, drills in unit command and control, and the study of naval sciences. The midshipmen also conducted exercises in at-sea law enforcement, search and rescue operations, and maritime interdiction, including boarding suspect ships. ARD fights drug trafficking Working under the legal guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office, the ARD detected and intercepted an Eduardoño class boat as it entered Dominican waters. A Dominican Air Force helicopter transported a DNCD tactical team to Saono to participate in the investigation and arrests; its agents took custody of the drugs. The suspects will eventually be brought to trial by the Prosecutor’s Office for the Province of La Altagracia (Este). last_img read more

Family Law Section to retool its operations

first_imgWith major projects in the offing, including perhaps creating alimony guidelines and proposing a presumption in divorces that the children should spend equal time with each parent, the Family Law Section is looking at revamping how it operates.Incoming section Chair Richard West noted a procedural expert was attending the Executive Council’s June 26 meeting at the Bar Annual Meeting, and the section was planning other activities to improve operations.“One of our goals was to do leadership training on how to run more productive meetings,” West said at the start of the council meeting. He said a leadership training seminar will be held for all section committee chairs during the Bar’s September General Meeting.Outgoing Chair Caroline Black said the section Long Range Planning Committee has also been working on that for the past year. Its work has included a retreat for section leadership, proposing that the executive council be expanded, and making every council member a chair or vice chair of a section committee to improve involvement and operations.Procedures have also been set in place to ensure committees run smoothly from year to year.Those improved operations will be used by the section this year as it tackles major issues.Black told the council she has appointed a Bounds of Advocacy Committee. It will take ethical standards adopted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and see if they should be adopted by the council to guide Florida lawyers in handling family law matters.“They are ethical standards for lawyers to follow,” Black said. “They are very wonderful guidelines and I asked that committee to look at those guidelines and decide whether Florida should have something like it.”A report could be ready for the council by next June.Black also pointed to a recent AAML seminar on alimony guidelines and said that raised questions of whether the section should advocate those for Florida cases.Council member Alan Rubinstein said the approach is not to create a “grid” but to provide better guidance on vague and gray areas.Council member Mark Sessums noted that can be several variables. For example, requirements would be different in the breakup of a 12-year marriage if the couple is 62 rather than 30. Guidelines, he added, could help settle many cases.“We have a duty to the citizens of Florida to make our laws more predictable,” Sessums said. “It’s our responsibility to do that.”The section’s Legislation Committee has set up a subcommittee to tackle that issue.Before the meeting, West said he hopes to look at how visitation is decided in divorce cases.“We’re going to begin looking at creating the premise that parents in a divorce action should spend time equally with their children,” he said.That has the potential of lowering conflicts and costs in a divorce case and it also “recognizes parents are equal partners” in raising their children, West said. He added the law already recognizes the economic equality of marriage partners, and it should expand that to parental privileges.On another matter, the council voted 14-12 to hold future council meetings in conjunction with section CLE offerings. August 1, 2003 Regular News Family Law Section to retool its operationscenter_img Family Law Section to retool its operationslast_img read more

Conde Nast Traveler: Croatia in the top 20 most popular countries in the world

first_imgEvery year, as part of the awards ceremony “Readers’ Choice Awards” its readers through an online poll vote for their favorites in the categories of the best countries, cities, islands, hotels, airlines and cruise companies. Over 1 readers took part in this year’s survey, which ran from April 30 to July 600. Thus, the readers of the renowned New York travel magazine this year ranked Croatia in 20 places among the most popular countries in the world. Apart from Croatia, Indonesia, Thailand, Portugal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Peru, Greece, the Philippines, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Israel, Colombia and New Zealand were also awarded in the category of the world’s best countries in 2019. , Ireland and Cambodia.  “Croatia’s choice among the world’s top tourist destinations is the latest in a series of confirmations that our country enjoys the status of a very popular and fast-growing destination in the large and important American market. In addition to numerous awards and recognitions, this is confirmed by the tourist turnover realized so far in the year in which American tourists made almost 600 thousand arrivals and more than 1,6 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents a high growth of 12 percent., said the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, emphasizing that, when it comes to distant markets, the largest turnover in Croatia is realized from the US market.center_img In addition to publishing the results in a web edition, the results of the survey will also be published in the print version of the magazine, which is published in the USA and the UK. Condé Nast Traveler is one of the world’s most widely read and recognized travel magazines. Being present in the mentioned magazine in any way, certainly contributes to the global positioning and excellent branding of a tourist destination, including Croatia. last_img read more

Siloam Hospitals books loss in 2019

first_imgTopics : Despite this, the company saw a 17.7 percent increase in revenue to Rp 7.02 billion in 2019.“Management has successfully grown revenue across all our units. The board’s strategy of focusing on monetizing existing assets and selective expansion is starting to bear fruit,” Siloam Hospitals president director Ketut Budi Wijaya said in a written statement published on May 29. The hospital’s out-of-pocket revenue, which came from patients’ medical expenses that are not covered by insurance, rose 13.6 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 2.65 billion in 2019.Meanwhile, the revenue it received from the corporate and insurance segment increased 19.4 percent to Rp 2.83 billion. In a written statement published on May 29, the company explained that it “shifted its strategy to consolidation and improved asset monetization”, from a prior strategy of expanding its reach and scale “by building Indonesia’s largest private hospital network”.Siloam Hospital currently operates more than 40 hospitals across Indonesia.Operationally, the company also saw an increase in the number of in-patients, patients who stay in hospital while under treatment, by 21.7 percent yoy to over 250,000 patients.Meanwhile, the number of out-patients, those who receive medical treatment without being admitted to hospital, increased 15.5 percent to more than 2,750,000 patients. The company has also stated it had been impacted by COVID-19 this year, while not providing any specific details.“Management will continue to implement actions to address the challenges presented by COVID- 19,” Ketut said.Siloam Hospital’s shares, traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) under the code SILO, have fallen 20.65 percent year-to-date to Rp 5,475 apiece, as of Friday.During afternoon trading on Tuesday, Siloam’s stocks fell into the red territory, declining 3.2 percent against the previous trading day as of 2:25 p.m.center_img Hospital operator PT Siloam International Hospitals recorded a net loss of Rp 338.77 billion (US$23.43 million) throughout 2019.The net loss it booked in 2019 stands in contrast to the Rp 16.18 billion in profit it gained last year, resulting from the company’s decision to take a more conservative approach to valuing its assets as it shifted its business strategy. Through the assets review, it made a one-off non-cash adjustment totaling Rp 426 billion that eroded its profit. The reviews resulted in an adjustment in the firm’s accounts receivable balance, cancellation of projects and improved policies for the firm’s registration of fixed assets.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Dedicates $15 Million to Connect Students to High-Speed Internet, Remote-Learning

first_img September 10, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Continuing to help students learn during the pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating $15 million for schools to secure broadband, mobile hot spots, and other platforms that increase equitable access to remote learning.“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our schools to rethink and rework how to provide instruction to students who are learning completely at home or in a hybrid model,” said Gov. Wolf. “As schools reopen this fall, students need Internet connectivity, computers and other technology, and access to remote-learning platforms. This funding will help our students as we enter the new school year.”The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds.The initiative will employ a multi-pronged approach that includes the use of state library networks and other partnerships, including the Pennsylvania Technical Training and Assistance Network (PaTTAN).Specifically, the funding will be used to:Enable public libraries to coordinate work with the Internet Disaster Recovery Center to expand Internet connectivity in targeted county-wide geographic service areas identified as most in need. Expand the inventory of Wi-Fi hot spots and lendable technology through public libraries and addressing the technology deficit among libraries (estimated $1.4 million).Strengthen and expand the existing 24/7 online homework help through the POWER Library Chat with a Librarian service and additional electronic resources (estimated $100,000).Create and deploy Open Educational Resources (OER) for students and educators (estimated $500,000). OERs give students access to a wider range of instructional materials, including textbooks, videos and research, free of charge.Establish a statewide datacasting initiative with Pennsylvania PBS to connect students to learning content who don’t have access to the Internet (estimated $8 million). Datacasting uses over-the-air TV signals to deliver educational content that can be used on computers without having to access the Internet. Using a datacasting antenna, students can download lesson plans, videos, and worksheets from their schools.Distribute devices to be used in conjunction with datacasting technology for households without a connection to the Internet (e.g. datacasting antenna, laptops), and provide the technical supports and professional development to connect students to learning (estimated $3 million).Distribute accessible/assistive technology, including but not limited to software, tablets, tablet mounts, screens, smart pens, hotspots, devices, for K-12 students with exceptionalities in collaboration with the PaTTAN system (estimated $2 million).“In response to the pandemic, PDE and others have created new partnerships and strengthened existing ones to ensure Pennsylvania’s students continue to be served, whether that is academically, nutritionally, or socially and emotionally,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “This new initiative is another way in which communities are working together to benefit our students.”This initiative builds on the Department of Education’s efforts to support schools’ efforts to implement continuity of education plans during the 2019-20 academic year when schools closed unexpectantly as a result of COVID-19, which included Equity Grants and a partnership with Pennsylvania’s PBS stations to air standards-aligned programming across the state.To date, the Wolf Administration has awarded $102.5 million in GEER funding to help keep students and educators safe and meet the unique challenges of COVID-19. In addition to the $15 million for connectivity, the Wolf Administration has directed $17 million for schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act; $15 million for special education; $28 million to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers; $14 million to K-12 schools to support equity in continuity of education; $10.5 million to Career and Technical Education Centers; and $3 million for Preschool Early Intervention Programs.Ver esta página en español.center_img Gov. Wolf Dedicates $15 Million to Connect Students to High-Speed Internet, Remote-Learninglast_img read more

Arsenal not panicking over stalling Saka talks

first_img Loading… Arsenal chiefs are confident of securing Bukayo Saka to a new contract. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With11 Theories Why We Haven’t Met Any Aliens Yet10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket Arsenal have yet to make any significant developments in contract negotiations with Saka, reports the football.london, but are optimistic about getting him to commit to the club for the long term. Young Player of the Year contender Saka has enjoyed a brilliant season since being thrown in by Unai Emery in the Europa League in September, when he scored one and laid on two assists in a 3-0 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt.Advertisement With his current contract running out in 2021, there were concerns Arsenal could lose Saka just as he is blossoming into a first-team regular. Read Also:Arsenal set to offer Saka £35,000-a-week deal’ However, Arsenal are confident that they can get the player to sign an extension. They believe there is a desire from Ealing-born Saka to remain at the Emirates, having been at the club since the age of eight. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

July 1 is deadline for rookie application

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Eligible IMCA drivers who have yet to do so have until this Saturday, July 1 to complete and submit their rookie of the year application.First-year competitors can call Director of Membership and Points Vir­ginia Lindsey at the home office (319 472-2201) to sign up.Rookie application forms are also published in the Inside IMCA newsletter and can be mailed to IMCA at 1800 West D Street in Vinton, Iowa, 52349.Those applications must be postmarked on or before July 1.last_img

Wauge wins Southern Oregon Speedway opener

first_imgBy Don Martin IIWHITE CITY, Ore. (May 5) – Taking the lead from Nick Trenchard, Mark Wauge went on to score the victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win paid Wauge $500 while Trenchard settled for a second place finish behind the multi-time track champion.Dave Duste Jr. made his first appearance in two seasons and led the first three laps ahead of James Welshonse. A low pass in on the fifth lap gained Welshonse the lead as Jeremy Ohlde followed him into second. Trenchard moved into third on lap eight. Welshonse’s great run up front ended as he pitted off the back stretch on lap nine.Ohlde had the lead at that point ahead of Trenchard and Wauge. An inside move down the front stretch of the 12th circuit put Trenchard into the lead and Wauge raced past Ohlde for second a lap later. Ohlde’s run ended as he pitted, putting Duste back into third.The battle was on between Trenchard and Wauge, but Wauge made a turn three move around Trenchard for the lead on lap 19. Once in front, Wauge brought it home to victory.Taking the lead on the second lap, David Marble went on to win the 20-lap Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod feature.This was the first career victory for Marble in this division. Marble won the 2015 mini stock champion­ship at the speedway. 2017 runner-up Willie McFall settled for a second place finish.last_img read more

Man tossed from horse succumbs to injuries

first_imgOsgood, IN–Sunday evening, Ripley County EMS was dispatched to Fairground Road in Osgood for a male that was bucked off a horse.  Ripley County Communications was advised that the male, John Gayheart, 47, was unconscious. Upon the arrival of Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, CPR was being performed by Ripley County EMS.  Gayheart suffered injuries to the head and was pronounced deceased at the scene.last_img