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Naval Forces from the South Atlantic Maritime Area Conduct Joint Exercise

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo August 17, 2017 Like a yong nan who want to serve honesthly thé whorth i juste want to jointe thé trame as soon as possible Navy personnel from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay took part in June in a simulated Naval Control of Maritime Traffic (CNTM, per its Portuguese acronym) exercise, called COAMAS. The navies operate in the so-called South Atlantic Maritime Area (AMAS, per its Portuguese acronym), and they have been conducting the annual COAMAS exercise since the 1970s. The exercise is coordinated by the South Atlantic Maritime Area Coordinator (CAMAS, per its Portuguese acronym), a position occupied by Argentine Navy Rear Admiral Osvaldo Andrés Vernazza. Its purpose is to contribute to the training of members of the Organization for the Naval Control of Maritime Traffic (ORGACONTRAM, per its Portuguese acronym), Civilian Maritime Transportation Management, Civilian Fisheries Management, and participating countries. The 2017 edition involved 157 Brazilian service members who operated remotely from several locations around the country. “We had representatives from four naval districts, 13 harbormasters, and one harbormaster commissioner based in several Brazilian states as well as military personnel from the Command Center for Naval Control of Maritime Traffic,” said Rear Admiral Flávio Augusto Viana Rocha, the director of the Brazilian Navy’s Social Communications Center. Approximately 350 military personnel from the four countries participated in the simulated exercise in a simultaneous and concerted manner, according to information published on the official COAMAS website. Rear Adm. Rocha explained that the exercise is essential for increasing interoperability among the organizations in the AMAS countries. “The concepts developed during the exercise are applied to the daily activities of each country’s navy, working in conjunction with other similar international organizations in order to exchange information regarding maritime traffic of interest to AMAS countries,” he stated. Integrated simulation According to Brazilian Navy Captain Paulo Renato Rohwer Santos, the commander of CNTM, the exercise employs a system that compiles a general overview of the operational area, providing support for decision-making processes, where both real and fictitious maritime traffic is represented graphically, in order to create the starting scenario for the exercise. “This enables the establishment of actions to be taken against fictitious threats generated by the arbiters of the exercise. At this point, CNTM is activated with the task of applying CNTM doctrine,” explained Capt. Rohwer. During the two weeks of activities, several scenarios involving environmental pollution (hydrocarbons, radioactive material), infectious diseases, terrorism, illegal immigration, and piracy, among others, were created. “Procedures for locating, identifying and classifying threats are trained during the activities, and this training will serve as a basis for the naval force initiatives, as well as guidelines for maritime traffic through the use of CNTM measures,” said the officer. “For example, one of the scenarios created during the exercise was a survey for the CNTM, of merchant marine traffic carrying radioactive waste in Brazil’s Offshore Jurisdiction. During the simulation, the ship was located, identified, and classified according to the threat level compatible with its cargo. When it asked to dock in a Brazilian port, it was ordered to anchor in a secure area, so that a rigorous inspection of its cargo could be undertaken by the relevant authorities,” said Capt. Rohwer. According to Rear Adm. Rocha, the training of ORGACONTRAM in all the countries that comprise AMAS, through the implementation of CNTM doctrine, is essential in order to face new threats. The annual exercise enables integration between the navies of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. This was the 47th edition of the CNTM simulated exercise, which is conducted biannually, alternating between the countries that comprise AMAS, said Rear Adm. Rocha. “In the 2016/2017 period, the activity was conducted by the CAMAS in Buenos Aires. For the 2018/2019 and 2020/2021 periods, it will be conducted from Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro, respectively,” he said. South Maritime Area The AMAS organization started gaining prominence in the 1960s, after an approximation between the navies of the United States and Latin America during the Second World War, as a result of the integration of naval surveillance in the Americas. In August 1964, the Inter-American Committee for the Defense of Maritime Traffic was created. At the time, the Regional South Atlantic Subcommittee was formed. From this approximation, the Meeting of Navy Commanders of the South Atlantic Maritime Area was created and a coordinator, called CAMAS, was defined for this area in times of peace. The first meeting of the commanders of the AMAS navies was held in 1966 when the CAMAS structure was created. The missions and activities to be undertaken were established, with the aim of improving the security of maritime traffic in the region. On August 18, 1967, the first coordinator of AMAS was established in Buenos Aires. Maritime traffic exercises According to information provided by the Brazilian Navy, in addition to COAMAS, another two exercises are held for the improvement of maritime traffic. One of these is the Transamerica, an activity that involves the navies of the Inter-American system: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The exercise is held every two years. In the Transamerica exercise, CAMAS assumes the duties of the Official Regional Conductor of the Exercise (ROCE). The exercise will take place August 28th to September 8th. The other exercise is the Transoceanic, an annual exercise whose ROCE is CAMAS. This edition will involve the navies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Mexico.last_img read more

Smart shopping tricks to make your budget last all month

first_imgWe can all use ways to stretch our paycheck each month, but it’s not always easy to know which expenses to focus on minimizing first. The fact is, some costs are easier to trim down than others. The dozen strategies below will help you always score the lowest price, making it easier for your budget to go farther.Always look for the deal.Local drugstores often feature special deals on everything from personal care to grocery items. While the selection is generally smaller than at the grocery store, drugstores can offer even better discounts. Looking for these deals, and applying them to your purchase can generate big savings.Register for rewards programs.Many stores feature rewards programs, including drugstores. Walgreens has Balance Rewards, CVS has ExtraCare and RiteAid has Wellness+. If you register for these programs you’ll likely receive frequent emails, but there will be gems among them, and you might even save 20 percent off an order. A smartphone app like Key Ring makes it easy to track account numbers for multiple programs. continue reading » 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Unai Emery wants FIVE new signings as he plans Arsenal title challenge next season

first_imgUmtiti could be sacrificed by Barcelona in order to sign Matthijs de Ligt (Picture: Getty)There is a feeling that Barca would be willing to sell, with the Catalan side looking to free up funds to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, though he could still cost as much as £60m.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBayern Munich left-back David Alaba is also on Arsenal’s list of targets and could be a casualty of the German champions’ massive summer overhaul, having already signed Lucas Hernandez in a £68m deal from Atletico Madrid.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Austrian, who has been a mainstay at the Allianz Arena, recently admitted that he was an Arsenal fan when growing up and would be open to joining the Gunners.Neither player will come cheap, however, which could prove problematic if Arsenal do not qualify for the Champions League – if that happens, Emery would only be given a £35m budget. Unai Emery wants FIVE new signings as he plans Arsenal title challenge next season Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Mar 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Alaba could leave Bayern as the German giants overhaul their squad this summer (Getty)Much of Arsenal’s budget will therefore need to come from player sales, with the club trying to find suitors for the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil, while Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech will all leave.As well as Umtiti and Alaba, Emery is also known to want a central midfielder to replace Juventus-bound Ramsey – Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella has been mooted as a target – and a left-sided winger.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement The Spaniard is looking to make big changes this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to make as many as five new signings this summer as he attempts to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title.The Spaniard is still waiting to learn his transfer budget, with his kitty dependant on whether or not Arsenal qualify for next season’s Champions League; they are currently fourth in the league table, while they also face a challenging Europa League quarter-final tie against Napoli.According to The Independent, Emery has prioritised strengthening his defence and wants a new centre-back – with Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti the club’s top target.last_img read more

​Companies behaving badly will be post-crisis losers, say USS, BTPS

first_imgFellow panelist Morten Nilsson, CEO of the BT Pension Scheme, said that in his view, ESG was becoming much more important as a result of the pandemic.“In this situation we are in where the government response has been so bold and so extreme, paying salaries to private sector employees for quite a while – the other side of this is the expectation that these companies will do their duty and be good corporate citizens and actually repay society,” he said.This pressure would only increase, he predicted.“I think we’re seeing in quite a few countries part of the population starting to be more accepting of tax rises potentially coming out of this crisis, but I don’t think they will be more accepting of companies not behaving well on the other side of this.“I think we’re seeing in quite a few countries part of the population starting to be more accepting of tax rises potentially coming out of this crisis”Morten Nilsson, CEO of the BT Pension Scheme“My view is that will be increasingly both on the corporate side of behaving well, but also that asset owners are behaving well and perhaps the more aggressive types of capitalism won’t have a place here,” Nilsson said.Looking further ahead, Nilssen said he believed in the notion of a green post-COVID-19 recovery as a huge opportunity.“I think that if we implement that successfully, that will change the world in numerous ways and actually through growth and investment returns, it will be the right thing,” he said.Interesting opportunities in infrastructure could arise over the next few years out of the current crisis, he said, having mentioned that the BT scheme was still in the process of a long move to shift its low-yielding traditional assets to more “cashflow-aware” assets.Right now, the BT pension fund was also interested in technology investments, he said, with that sector having been performing well though the crisis.On the subject of reallocation decisions pension funds had made so far in the coronavirus crisis, Pilcher said USS had taken the opportunity to shift much of its US fixed income assets to UK equivalents.“We held quite a lot of US conventional long-dated fixed income instruments and as those frankly went to the moon and outperformed all assets – particularly as there was a flight to safety, a flight to liquidity – we used that as an opportunity to reposition a lot of those back into the UK where those equivalent assets had not performed as strongly,” he said, adding that this meant the UK debt had more scope for upward moves.USS had also had relatively little investment grade credit before the crisis, he said.“We’ve seen that as an opportunity to buy repriced and cheaper assets that we think have a structurally strong place in our pension plan so we’ve used that as an opportunity as well,” Pilcher told the panel.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The chief executive officers of two major UK pension schemes told an online audience yesterday that companies behaving in a socially-irresponsible way during the coronavirus crisis will not be supported by government, consumers – or pension funds.Speaking in an online investment panel discussion, Simon Pilcher, CEO of USS Investment Management, said: “Those businesses that are going to look to exploit the current situation, and say just because I can, I will cut my workers’ wages by 20% and thus grow my bottom line […] I think they will be met with savage opprobrium.”They would be scorned in the press and probably by their consumers who would vote with their feet, the head of the UK universities pension scheme investment arm said, adding that such companies would also be “brutally treated” by governments.“Thus I would say that is a poor business decision for them to be engaged in that and that is not the sort of business we’d be backing. That’s not the sort of activity we would be encouraging,” Pilcher told the audience at the asset owners event held by Bloomberg.last_img read more

Cantium takes Rowan offshore rig on a 6-month charter

first_imgRowan Companies has won a six-month contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for one of its jack-up drilling rigs.Illustration only: A Rowan Rig; Source: Wiki Commons; Author: AlfvanBeem – under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 licenseThe driller on Monday said the Rowan EXL III, an EXL Class high specification jack-up rig, would work for Cantium in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract, of an undisclosed value, is expected to start in early November 2018.While the rig is currently under contract with Cantium, the deal is not seen as an extension as the current contract, also in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, expires this month.The rig has been in service since 2010 when it was delivered by Keppel. It has been on contract with Cantium since min-June 2018, having previously worked for McMoRan on a 5-well term.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille ‘offers resignation’

first_img Share Tweet 6 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share NewsRegional Haiti Prime Minister Garry Conille ‘offers resignation’ by: – February 24, 2012 Garry Conille has only been in the post since October 2011The prime minister of Haiti, Garry Conille, has offered to resign, government sources say.Officials said he had made the offer in a letter to President Michel Martelly.He was the president’s third nomination when appointed in October, ending a long political stalemate. The two previous candidates failed to win enough support from parliament. The government is still rebuilding after the January 2010 earthquake which devastated the capital Port-au-Prince.Mr Conille and President Martelly had been in conflict over a parliamentary commission investigating the nationality of government ministers.Many officials in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean spend considerable time overseas.The commission is investigating whether some senior administration officials have dual citizenship, which is prohibited under the constitution.Mr Conille originally trained as a doctor and was an aide to former US President Bill Clinton when he was a UN envoy to Haiti.BBC Newslast_img read more

Judith Ann Hazelwood, 77, Brookville

first_imgJudith (Judy) Ann Hazelwood, age 77, of Brookville, Indiana and formerly of Cooleemee, North Carolina died Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born October 21, 1940 in Mocksville, North Carolina, Judy was one of three children (Clyde Jr., Judy, Jetty) born to the late Clyde & Mabel Shaw. She was a graduate of Davie High School in Mocksville, NC with the class of 1958.On October 18, 1963 in Laurinburg, North Carolina she was united in marriage to David Henry Hazelwood. In 1964, the couple relocated to Brookville, Indiana Dave’s hometown. Judy was a homemaker until her children were of school age, and then she worked for Sears for many years, as well as working part time for Mr. Fudge Confectionary in Metamora, Indiana. Judy had attended Smyrna Baptist Church in New Trenton, Indiana. In her leisure time she enjoyed drawing, painting, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a very happy go lucky in life and was generally happy and smiling. Her favorite quote was, “Smile and the World Smiles with You.”Besides David, her husband of 55 years, survivors include two sons, Keith (Lori) Hazelwood of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and Brian Hazelwood of Mason, Ohio; five grandchildren, Truman Hazelwood, Macey Giberson, Deacon Hazelwood, Brady Giberson and Savannah Hazelwood; one sister, Jetty Mauldin of Quarry, North Carolina.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Shaw Jr..Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Danny Cross will officiate the Funeral Services at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Brookville Healthcare Center Patient Activities Fund. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hazelwood family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

FIFA Ambassador wants January transfer window scrapped

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals HereWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has called for the January transfer window to be scrapped. Wenger, now chief of global development for FIFA, believes that the January window can act as an incentive for out of favour players to stop trying for their clubs – and only causes a problem for managers. He said, “I am for the abolition of the January transfer window. “Managers don’t deal with this second window well.”Advertisement But, he added, for unhappy players out of a team in October, the looming window is looked at as a means to escape. Wenger said: “In October, as soon as a player does not play anymore, he tries to find a solution elsewhere and waits for January to leave. He is no longer mobilised, he gives up. read also:Wenger upset seeing French coaches ignored for Portuguese “But when you make a mistake, a player as much as a club, very well! You have to assume that responsibility.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Iwobi to face title chasing Liverpool on neutral ground

first_imgSuper Eagles forward Alex Iwobi and his Everton teammates will face title chasing Liverpool on a neutral ground as part of arrangements aimed at ending the coronavirus arrested season. Stakeholders have been working hand in gloves with a view to successfully concluding the season. South Yorkshire Police recommended that games in which Liverpool are involved be played on a neutral ground. The police did not stop there but underlined matches they would like to be played at neutral venues which could include Liverpool matches where the title could be won. Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, the UK’s football policing lead, said in a statement issued to the PA news agency: “Our discussions with the Premier League throughout this process have been positive, with a shared focus on the priority of public health. Action from Liverpool versus Everton clash in the 2017/18 seasonAdvertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img “As such we have reached a consensus that balances the needs of football, while also minimising the demand on policing. “The majority of remaining matches will be played, at home and away as scheduled, with a small number of fixtures taking place at neutral venues, which, contrary to some reports, have yet to be agreed.” Jurgen Klopp’s side need two more wins or one if Manchester City lose their game in hand against Arsenal to reach points total which City would be unable to overtake. Read AlsoIwobi: Why I’m committed to Nigeria The Reds have 25 points lead over City who some say may catch up should the table toppers record a major slip. Everton are not candidates for the top four finish as they occupy a distance 12th position on the log but could slow down desperate Reds by denying them three points at the yet to be decided neutral ground. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Welbeck set to miss England games

first_imgManchester United striker Danny Welbeck seems certain to miss England’s friendlies against Chile and Germany later this month. Welbeck has not figured since the draw against Southampton on October 19, since when he has been sidelined with fluid on his knee. United manager David Moyes has already ruled the 22-year-old out of Sunday’s showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford. Although Welbeck was selected on Thursday as part of Roy Hodgson’s squad for the start of England’s World Cup build-up, Press Association Sport understands there is little chance of him being involved. “The only one who is not in contention for Sunday is Danny Welbeck,” said Moyes. “He is still suffering with his knee.” England play Chile on November 15 and Germany on November 19, with both games at Wembley. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more