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Partner Nations Train to Combat Criminal Organizations

first_imgA sub-regional Military organization with the mission of contributing to the region’s security, development, and military integration, CFAC was founded by the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua founded on November 12, 1997. It has sustained an ongoing and systematic effort of cooperation, coordination, and mutual support for the joint analysis of issues of common interest and providing an optimal level of defense against threats to democracy, peace, and freedom. By Dialogo October 19, 2015 “Our work focuses on jointly reflecting on the need for the Military to act in situations of armed conflict and missions to maintain public order,” said Pascal Pinot, the ICRC liaison to the Armed Forces and Security Forces of Central America. Lieutenant Colonel Sidney Marenco, FAES representative at the training, said these exercises demonstrate the ways illegal armed groups operate. The combat “We had the opportunity to learn details about how these groups are trying to move throughout Central America, threatening the security of our nations,” said Lt. Col. Marenco. “This exercise has allowed us to incorporate this knowledge in order to defend the civilian population from the threats they pose.” “When the population is able to see how we operate – as professionals who always aim to protect their rights without violating them – they then understand that we are not just prepared for a war,” said Dominican Republic Armed Forces representative Lieutenant Angelita Peña. “We are ready to protect them from serious threats such as the illegal armed groups.” “The officials have reaffirmed their understanding of human rights to protect civilians during operations against illegal armed groups,” said Brigadier General Mauricio Villacorta, director of the FAES Doctrine and Military Education Command. “This technological exercise also helped strengthen command and control, decision-making, and operational planning.” Officers from four Armies of Central America and the Dominican Republic recently tested their ability to make tactical and operational decisions during clashes with illegal armed groups by using simulators at the Computerized Tactical Training Center (CETAC) of the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES). Forging ties with the civilian population There, from September 21-25, forty participants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic attended the Conference of Central American Armed Forces’ (CFAC) first Computer Simulation Exercise Applied to the International Law of Armed Conflict. There, amid staged high-pressure combat situations, officers led Troops and managed Military resources to combat illegal armed organizations similar to those operating trafficking networks in the region. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegates guided the Soldiers during the joint exercises. Since building a rapport with civilians was one of the training’s key components, Military officials learned to show civilians, through their knowledge and skills, that they are staunch allies of peace and security. Troops engaged in simulated combat scenarios in different environments, weather, and situations involving threats and Troop deployments, since conducting exercises in the real world with Troops on the ground would be far more costly. costlier. Promoting cooperation At the end of the computerized workshop, Derek Spranger, ICRC’s representative in El Salvador, spoke to the participants about the importance of the teamwork fostered through the CFAC. “The conference is an important forum within the framework of cooperation, the exchange of best practices, training, and brotherhood among those who devote their lives to the militaries of each of their countries.” “The teams undergo combat simulations – some without prior planning, with evolving scenarios, working together,” said Colonel Andrés Zamora of El Salvador, an engineer who served as one of the workshop instructors. “Crisis management and civilian assistance training exercises were also designed.” last_img read more

Backed a winner? Where to spend those magic millions

first_imgThere are multiple residences. 1227 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera has a $1.8 million price tag.A stable investmentGiven the name ‘Tall Trees’, this Tallebudgera Creek estate offers the ‘mane’ features for horse lovers.The sprawling valley property offers an impressive stables complex including piped water troughs, tack room, feed storage area, float storage and wash down bay. 35 Bignells Rd, Maudsland is on the market for $1.35 million. GIDDY-UP! Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest equestrian estates on the market.IT’s that time of the year on the Gold Coast when horse racing sales rival real estate.Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest horse-friendly homes and equestrian estates on the market. Cosy, country style.There’s also a formal-style brick shed with interior vintage pendant lighting and kitchenette, that has been used for chic rural weddings.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe best neighbourhoodHorse racing enthusiasts couldn’t ask for a better neighbour than this.This gorgeous remodelled modern farmhouse property is next door to the world-class Aquis thoroughbred breeding facility at Biddaddaba.There were 15 lots by Aquis farm stallions at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and Aquis-owned filly Sunlight is one to watch tomorrow, running for a ladies syndicate (headed by Aquis Farm’s Mrs Fung) in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic.If that inspires you to launch your own thoroughbred stud, there’s 66 hectares of land, including 10 cleared hectares, a shed, two dams, a dressage circle and horse trails on your private property. The gorgeous living area.The residence tops it all off — the vendors have painstakingly renovated the old building into a modern cottage complete with pool, gourmet kitchen, fireplace and al fresco area.Not foal’s goldWith a price tag that’s cracked the magic million, this statuesque house with a touch of country Hamptons has the bones of an equestrian property. The residence overlooks your own dam, land and pool, while the large titan shed could be converted to stables or a tack room. The gourmet kitchen features country Hamptons style. 30-32 Maryland Avenue, Carrara encompasses cleared land for horses.center_img A water tank takes pride of place as a pantry.With polished floorboards, breezeways and a standout water tank walk-in pantry, the residence embodies the rural lifestyle, with a contemporary twist on country.But hold your horses! The property is currently under contract.The dark horseBuck the trend of equestrian properties on the Hinterland side of the highway with this riverfront acreage in Carrara.Set on the beach side of the M1, the sprawling address includes a reappointed main residence, smaller cottage and two titles with plenty of cleared land for horses and offers 200 degree views of the river and skyline on 75 metres of river frontage. 305 Biddaddaba Creek Rd, Biddaddaba is on the market for $1.85 million. 1115 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. The estate offers a dam and covered paddock stalls.There’s also a dam, three covered paddock stalls and shady round-yard.With two residences — ‘The Homestead’ and a one-bedroom cottage — it has the potential for a business/lifestyle opportunity.Linked by winding pathways and expansive green spaces, other estate buildings include a single bedroom guest/teen retreat with bathroom, a centrally located extensive games/entertainment building and wine cellar,” the listing states. Bonus points for the equine-inspired artwork. Hit the hay in style Just a short ride from the popular public equestrian arena at George Dacca Bramley Park is this iconic, architect designed home.The property features a concrete caravan/horse float pad the land is a combination pf cleared space suitable for horses, natural bush and meandering nature trails. The main house has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.last_img read more

Kluivert gives reason for Ghana snub

first_imgPatrick Kluivert has been explaining the reasons behind his sabbatical leave from football including why he snubbed the offer of coaching the Ghana national team.The former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands goal poacher was heralded as the favourite to replace dismissed Kwesi Appiah at the helm of the Black Stars after the Ghana Football Association named him on a shortlist of five for the job. But his agent came out to deny he had even applied for the job in the first place.Kluivert who was also linked to the Manchester United assistant manager’s role having played under Old Trafford manager, Louis Van Gaal at Ajax and Barcelona before also serving as his assistant with both Dutch club, AZ Alkmaar as well as the Dutch national team at the recent FIFA World Cup, says his wife’s ill-health was chief in his decision not to take on other jobs.The UEFA pro coaching licenced Kluivert says he combined his Netherlands duties during his three-year stint under van Gaal with caring for his wife, Rossana, who was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system.”At that time I couldn’t have taken another job because of my wife’s illness,” he explained.”Now I’m ready to make a big jump for myself. I’m really looking for a club or a possibility in the near future to get a chance to lead training as a manager or work as an assistant to a very good coach,” Kluivert added. Having spent all his managerial apprenticeship under van Gaal, Kluivert says he was also not particularly keen on the Manchester United job because he knew Ryan Giggs would get the role and he also felt that it was time to move on from Van Gaal’s mentorship.”Louis said that he wanted the position of assistant coach to be someone from the club and that was reasonable. And it was also time to spread my wings and to do something on my own,” Kluivert said.”But working with Louis was great because he gives you the freedom to train the team and that’s the thing I appreciated,” he confessed.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Prom tickets go on sale Monday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, April 8, 2016:Friday•Almost Maine production, 7 p.m.Saturday•JV tennis at Chaparral.•ACT Test.*Regional solo at Andover Central.•Almost Maine production, 7 p.m.Today’s lunch — Pancakes with Syrup, Sausage Links, Tri Tater, Juice, Mixed Fruit and MilkMonday’s lunch — Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garden Spinach Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Chilled Pears, Peas and Milk.Today’s News: *Prom Tickets will be for sale by the student entrance before and after school starting on Monday. Cost is $30 unless you sold 5 magazines your Junior year. Out of town dates are $30, unless you earned your ticket- then they are $15.*Crusader Creators- We will have our meeting next week on Monday, not Tuesday as previously planned.*Any sophomore interested in serving the Prom dinner on Saturday, April 23rd, please sign up in the office.  TODAY is the last day to sign-up.*Prom RSVPs were due on April 4th. If you plan to attend prom and do not turn in your RSVP,  you will have no dinner. If you’re lucky, we might find extra salad crackers for you to eat. Turn in your RSVP pronto to Ms. Ford if you plan to attend prom! Also, if you are interested in participating in the entertainment portion of prom, please pick up a  prom entertainment application from Ms. Ford.* The 4th Annual WHS Career Fair will be held in the auxiliary gym from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016.  The event will feature approximately 30 local business professionals, post-secondary education representatives, military personnel, and adult service representatives who will set up informational booths and speak informally with students about options after high school.  Students who complete evaluations forms will have their names entered to win four random prize drawings at the end of the day.   *Girls Basketball team can turn in uniforms this week to Mrs. Brown. Also, don’t forget that the team dinner is tonight 6:30-8:00. It will be held at the First United Methodist Church.*Seniors: If you are needing  extra graduation announcements, we do have a few in the counselor’s office. They are $1.25 each.*Crusaders of the Stage presents Almost Maine on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. You can purchase advanced tickets from a cast member or from Mrs. Kelly.  Students- $4 or $6 at the door. Adults- $5 or $7 at the door.*Sophomores: If you ordered a class ring or class tag from Jostens, they will be delivered on Monday, April 18th during the three lunches in the commons.*Seniors: If you were unable to pick up your Senior Orders, please stop by the counselors office. The order will need to be paid in full before you can pick up your items. At this time no personal checks will be allowed- cash or money orders only. If you are going to pay by credit or debit card you will need to contact Jostens. If you have not ordered your cap , gown, stole and tassel and you want to participate in graduation ceremonies, please go to jostens.com to place your order. You will need to do this as soon as possible.*Seniors: The Kansas All-Star scholarship application is now available on their website which is www.ksallstarsholarships.com. Those who qualify will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to be used toward their post-secondary education. Applications will be accepted now through April 15th.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is National…National All is Ours DayNational Empanada DayNational Zoo Lovers DayFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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