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Regional Marines in Sync

first_imgBy Dialogo January 01, 2012 Marine leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and the United States participated in the 2011 MLAC. Leaders agree that this type of collaboration is key for security cooperation. Brigadier General Héctor Julio Pachon Cañón, commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps, told Diálogo that during the MLAC conferences “joint and combined strategies are designed and integrated to combat transnational crimes that affect the entire hemisphere.” General James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, told Diálogo, “Standing alone, none of us has all the answers to these complex challenges, but together we can combine our unique experiences for the mutual benefit of all.” The 2011 MLAC also addressed common security threats, such as narcotrafficking in the region, which extends beyond producer countries to the entire region, taking the form of violence and shadow economies that undermine economic growth. “We all agree that narcotrafficking is simply a threat that does not respect borders,” Peruvian Admiral Luis Ramos Vargas said. “It [narcotrafficking] does not limit itself to Peru, Colombia and Bolivia; all of the countries in the region end up becoming transit countries, places where the drugs are stashed in order to then be transported to Europe, the United States and Asia.” More than 5.7 million people in the Western Hemisphere are affected by natural disasters each year. Within the region that encompasses the Caribbean, Central America and South America, approximately three-quarters of the population are estimated to live in at-risk areas for health disasters, and one-third lives in areas highly exposed to hazards such as earthquakes and landslides. Adding to these threats, each country within the region also faces the impact of narcotrafficking. These dangers call for Marine Corps assistance that, at times, involves several countries’ forces working together. Integrating multiple Marine Corps units to confront these diverse challenges cannot take place for the first time after a disaster or in the midst of a hunt for a narcotrafficking group. That is why the region’s Marine Corps have regular meetings at all levels to collaborate on sharing information and training. Marine Leaders Meet Marines have a long history of working and training together to mitigate natural disaster conditions and the threat of narcotrafficking in the region. Since 2001, top-ranking Marine leaders have gathered every two years for the Marine Leaders of America Conference (MLAC), a relationship-building forum in which commandants discuss issues of common regional concern. During the last MLAC, held August 29 to September 2, 2011, in Lima, Peru, Marines discussed techniques and lessons learned from peacekeeping operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. center_img Although regional Marine Corps have varying missions, the qualities inherent in Marine units assist greatly in providing security and augmenting the forces of the counterdrug authorities in the region. “The Marine Corps are very flexible units for their capability to deploy quickly, and can be a very useful tool for states,” said Captain Gerardo Priguetti, commandant of the Uruguayan Marine Corps. In Colombia’s case, working alongside other components of the National Navy, “[Marine Corps units] shows tangible results such as the interdiction of great quantities of liquid and chemical compounds used for the production of cocaine, as well as the confiscation of several tons of cocaine hydrochloride ready to be imported to other countries,” said Brig. Gen. Pachon Cañón. “This [conference] allows us to see, to open our minds to the realities of other Marine Corps,” said Capt. Priguetti. “These meetings allow us to help and to see different viewpoints to common problems.” Across Ranks Marines across Central America, South America and the Caribbean are going a step further, by also having a meeting among the senior enlisted leaders to consolidate their efforts against these security threats. Marine Corps senior enlisted leaders representing Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and the United States met for the first time ever from April 4–7, 2011, at the Senior Enlisted Marine Leaders of the Americas Conference (SEMLAC) at the Círculo de Suboficiales military base in Bogotá, Colombia. SEMLAC is set to become a regular event, conducted at various locations throughout Central and South America, to forge strong relationships working toward regional security. The event was co-hosted by the Marine Corps of Colombia and the U.S. to provide senior enlisted leaders a forum to discuss regional security cooperation and training against the region’s threats. The meetings of Marine Corps leaders have provided multiple benefits in military collaboration: Professional exchanges among naval infantry forces in the region have increased, Marine Corps training programs have improved as a result of the collective lessons learned, and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has received enhanced naval infantry support. Sources: www.marina.mil.pe, U.S. Marine Corps, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairslast_img read more

Polish star hails Keane record

first_img The 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund hitman is the star of the Polish side and will represent a major threat to Martin O’Neill’s men as the Ulsterman and counterpart Adam Nawalka each take charge of a second game for their respective countries at the INEA Stadium in Poznan on Tuesday evening. Nawalka suffered a 2-0 defeat by Slovakia in Wroclaw on his big night on Friday, while Ireland handed O’Neill a 3-0 victory over Latvia at the Aviva Stadium. He said: “Naturally, we will approach the friendly against Ireland with a lot of faith. We want to regain the trust of our fans. “Our preparations have been tailored to this very game. We wanted the players to recuperate physically after the game against Slovakia, and we have to eliminate the mistakes from the last game. “I would especially like to point out some of the mistakes committed by our defenders. It was those errors which made us lose control of the game because until the 15th minute we were pretty much in control. But later on, things got out of hand. “For the last few days, we have mainly worked on the mental side of our players. Everybody is looking forward to the game and getting a good result, not only for the fans but for the players and the coaches.” Poland’s chances of doing just that could depend largely on how Ireland cope with Lewandowski, who scored in a 3-2 friendly victory over the Irish at Croke Park in November 2008. He will at least be on familiar turf having made his name at Lech Poznan and scored a double for his country at their stadium against the Ivory Coast in November 2010. Lewandowski said: “I spent two wonderful years here with a lot of success and I have always wanted to come back here, so this is especially pleasurable for me. “I hope the stadium will be as lucky for me as it was when I played with Lech Poznan, and also against the Ivory Coast, there was a friendly game some time ago here and I scored a number of goals.” As so often in the last 15 years, it was 33-year-old Keane who opened the scoring on the night to take his tally to 62 senior goals, and the magnitude of that feat is not lost on Lewandowski. He said: “I believe that the statistics are really impressive. Sixty-two goals scored for the Irish squad is really an impressive figure. “I know that Keane has played for the Irish squad for so many years and we know they are very strong. “But we don’t want to concentrate on an individual player. We know they have very good individuals in the team, but we have to focus on how we are going to play. “When we focus on what we need to do, we will know how to implement what the coaches have been telling us to do on the pitch. “If the squad plays well, each individual player has an easier job.” Nawalka, who replaced Waldemar Fornalik following his failure to take the Poles to next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, blamed defensive frailties for his side’s defeat by the Slovakians. However, he remains convinced the players he has selected and the strategy he has employed will ultimately pay dividends. Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has hailed Robbie Keane’s international scoring record as he prepares to face Ireland. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta today announced that it is to support the creation of 300 new jobs on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park over the next 3 years.It also stated that 80 new jobs have been approved recently for the Business Park and will be coming on-stream in the near future.The agency is to invest a total of €4.7 million over the next 3 years on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park to support further enterprise development, employment creation, and carry out a capital redevelopment programme on a number of its properties. An action plan, presented in the Enterprise Development on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park report, launched today, sets out a programme that aims to attract employment creation opportunities to the Business Park.The Report was produced by the Fóram Forbartha Fiontraíochta, an interagency working group, set up by Údarás na Gaeltachta as an immediate response to the announcement by Largo Foods in March 2014 that it was to cease manufacturing in Gaoth Dobhair and transfer all its operations to its manufacturing facility in Ashbourne, Co Meath, resulting in the loss of 146 jobs.The purpose of the Fóram was to propose solutions and make recommendations that would lead to new enterprise development and job creation opportunities on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.Údarás na Gaeltachta’s CEO, Steve Ó Cúláin, said that the report highlighted a number of challenges for enterprise development in the area and added that Údarás was confident that the level of employment on the Business Park would grow over the next few years. Steve Ó Cúláin said, “We welcome the Fóram’s report and the analysis, findings and recommendations contained within. An tÚdarás will prioritise its resources and put in place a programme aimed at attracting new enterprises to locate on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park. We are also pleased to announce that, during the term of the Fóram’s work, five new projects have been approved for the Business Park. These enterprise projects will lead to the creation of 80 new jobs, some of which are already in place and the remainder are planned to come on stream over the next 2 years. We are encouraged that three new start-up businesses are locating on the Business Park, and that further development is planned by two companies already located there, Euroflex Teo and Fáisc Miotail.”Séamas Mac Eochaidh, Chairperson of the Fóram and Enterprise and Employment Manager with Údarás na Gaeltachta, thanked all the members of the Fóram for their input. He said that the report, “highlights a number of sectors that should be targeted as most appropriate for sustainable job creation enterprises in Gaoth Dobhair, when all factors such as fit-for-purpose and sector-targeted enterprise facilities, location, infrastructure, labour supply is taken into consideration.”He said that one of the main sectors that Údarás na Gaeltachta was presently targeting was the food-sector, due to the availability of a high-grade food production facility on the Business Park and the level of skilled people with experience in this sector living locally. He gave the example of two of the new start-up enterprises, Bia Beo Natasha Teo and Kombucha Éireannach Teo, both operating in the food sector. These companies will be located in the building previously occupied by Largo Foods as their development plans are implemented. He stressed the importance of the companies currently operating on the Business Park, the employment they provide and the need to continuously support their operations and any further expansion plans they may have.The report has been welcomed by Minister of State, Deputy Joe McHugh.PLANS TO CREATE 300 JOBS IN WEST DONEGAL ANNOUNCED was last modified: March 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTerry Stewart, from Ballybofey, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Terry Stewart, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host. The winning ticket was bought Eason’s, Letterkenny S/C, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Pic; Mac Innes Photography.A FORMER actor in Baywatch from County Donegal was among two winners on the weekend edition of TV’s Winning Streak.Terry Stewart (66) is originally from Ramelton and now lives in Ballybofey but for many years he lived in Los Angeles, and appeared in Baywatch and films with Mel Gibson and Malcolm McDowell.Terry called the United States home for 22 years and returned to Ireland in 2008 after recovering from cancer. He originally moved to the US in the 1980’s to work in construction and got into the acting business in Los Angeles.He worked as an extra in movies such as What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Red Rose and Petrol with Malcolm McDowell and former Miss Ireland Olivia Treacy. Terry also appeared in Baywatch. He lived in Beverly Hills near Mark Wahlberg and his brother Donnie.Life in Donegal is very different to California but Terry loves the people, the landscape and living near his two sisters and two brothers. The Oasis Bar in Letterkenny put a bus on for Terry’s friends to travel to Dublin to support him in the Winning Streak audience.He won €22,000 on Saturday’s show. Angie Doherty (37) who lives in Malin Head with her husband James and four sons, Michael (17), Bailey (15), Kyle (13) and Blane (8) also won €22,000 on the same show.She works in Seaview Stores in Malin Head (or Docs as it is known in the area) where she bought her lucky ticket. She marked her nine year anniversary working at Docs on Saturday during the Winning Streak show.Angie shares her Winning Streak tickets every week with a friend, Billy McKeeney. They swap names every week if they get three stars and it was her turn the week the ticket was pulled from the drum. Billy was in the audience on the night.Her winnings included a holiday to New York.Angie Doherty from Malin Head, Co. Donegal has won €22,000 including a holiday to New York on last Saturdays (25th July 2015) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Catriona Doherty, Ticket Selling Agent, XL Stop & Shop, Ballygorman, Malin Head, Co. Donegal. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Angie Doherty, the winning player; Harry Cooke, Head of Operations & Corporate Affairs at the National Lottery who made the presentation and, Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.BAYWATCH TERRY AMONG DONEGAL WINNERS ON €44K WINNING STREAK was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyBaywatchMalin HeadRameltonterryWinning Streaklast_img read more

Fit-again QPR duo to play in U23 match against Sheffield Wednesday

first_imgYoungsters Reece Grego-Cox and Michael Petrasso will get another run-out for QPR’s development side this afternoon.Both players have been building up their match fitness following injuries and will start for Rangers’ Under-23s against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.Forward Grego-Cox, who had to return from a loan spell at Newport County because of his injury, recently scored a hat-trick in an Under-23 match against Coventry.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Warriors sent an unmistakable message — but here comes the tricky part

first_imgThe Warriors promised that they would come correct to Friday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets — after a 33-point home blowout loss to the Celtics on Tuesday, pride had kicked in for the defending champions.And without fail, the Warriors followed through on that threat, eschewing their recent nasty habit of falling behind early by jumping out to a 19-point lead in the first quarter, en route to a comfortable 122-105 win.It was championship-level play, both engaged and kinetic — a …last_img read more

Warriors confident they will counter Raptors’ size in NBA Finals until Durant’s return

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — If the Warriors aren’t being told they’re a better team without Kevin Durant, they’re hearing they can’t win another NBA championship unless their star forward returns from his calf injury.“If we don’t play with a basketball, it could be called soccer,” center Andrew Bogut said with a mix of sarcasm and annoyance. “End of the day, the don’ts and the do’s with this team, even when I was here last time, we’ve …last_img read more

SMB draw collective effort in win over Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Beermen, who are eyeing a Grand Slam, have a 7-3 record and are in a three-way tie with TNT and NLEX for the third spot. The Beermen almost had a fourth player notch a double-double after Arwind Santos put up 15 points and nine boards. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—There are a lot of things June Mar Fajardo enjoys like winning titles, capturing awards, and seeing his teammates excel.The reigning three-time PBA MVP is known for his selfless nature and when a couple of his teammates put up double-doubles, Fajardo was quite proud of the achievement.ADVERTISEMENT Dela Cruz, Hontiveros bid farewell to PBA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Terrence Watson had 26 points, 11 rebounds to go along five assists, three steals, and three blocks while Alex Cabagnot posted 24 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists.“All of us have to step up, and if possible we should all get double-doubles,” said Fajardo after San Miguel edged Phoenix, 109-107, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFajardo also came away with a double-double of his own, finishing with 24 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks.“It’s a good thing we got the win, one more game until the end of the eliminations and we have to win our last game so we can get to the top four.”  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

The Hard Wrap Magazine

first_imgThe March edition of the Hard Wrap Magazine is now available. The Hard Wrap Magazine is published by Touch Football Australia on a bi-annual basis and is devoted to the events and news that have been making headlines. The March edition is one of our biggest and best magazines ever, to complement the big year for Touch Football ahead. The two biggest events of the year, the National Touch League and the Touch World Cup, are featured in detail. Additional sections are dedicated to the new happenings with Touch Football Australia. These include reports from the recent Trans-Tasman series and Harvey Norman All Stars game. Touch Football Australia’s recent partnership with Harvey Norman is also profiled, along with a look at what has been making news in Touch Football around Australia. The March edition of the Hard Wrap Magazine can be downloaded through the attachment below. The official NTL 2015 magazine can also be downloaded through the attachment below.Related Fileshard_wrap_issue_15-pdf2015_ntl_magazine-pdfRelated LinksIssue 15 – Marchlast_img read more