first_imgBy Dialogo May 21, 2010 Sailors on board high speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) made two Project Handclasp aid deliveries in Port Antonio, Jamaica, May 12. The group first visited the Port Antonio Hospital, where it delivered basic medical supplies, stuffed toys and other much-needed equipment such as stretchers, electro-surgery machines, suction machines and food items. “I’m very honored to be able to transport the material that was brought to this hospital for you all from the United States,” said Capt. Kurt Hedberg, mission commander of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2010. “It’s fantastic being here in Jamaica, and I hope we can extend this partnership long into the future.” The Navy’s Project Handclasp program is designed to transport educational, humanitarian and goodwill material on a space-available basis aboard U.S. Navy ships for distribution to foreign nation recipients. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the U.S. Navy, along with the U.S. Embassy, for this donation,” said Wendy Allen-Davis, senior medical officer at the Port Antonio Hospital. “We hope that we will continue this partnership and that we can also look forward for these gifts we are so very grateful for in the future.” Swift Sailors also stopped at the Port Antonio Infant School to deliver boxes of school supplies and toys. The Sailors also had the opportunity to spend some time playing and talking with the children at the school. “It made me so happy to be able to interact with the children today,” said Yeoman 1st Class (SW) Ursula Wilson, from New York. “It was great to be able to bring smiles to their faces and to both give and get hugs from them.” SPS 2010 is a deployment of various specialty platforms to the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the Caribbean and Latin America, with the primary goal of information sharing with navies, coast guards and civilian services throughout the region. This is the fourth SPS deployment in the USSOUTHCOM AOR and the vision is to continue this effort to maintain a persistent presence in the region as a way to further enhance strong relationships. Swift is operated and navigated by 17 civilian contract mariners working for a private company under charter to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, visit read more

first_img Information supplied by the Colombian National Navy enabled troops from the 55th Jungle Battalion of the Ecuadorean Army to arrest two terrorists belonging to Front 48 of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in the area of Lorenzó. The terrorists, identified as Jhon Erlinton Pianda Dovicamo, known under the alias “Marihuano,” and Justo Galindo Reina, alias “El mexicano” [“The Mexican”], were turned over by the Ecuadorean Army to Colombian National Navy personnel on the border with the department of Putumayo. Alias “Marihuano,” 38 years old, an explosives expert with the FARC’s Front 48, had been part of this narco-terrorist organization for seven years and was wanted by the authorities on charges of aggravated homicide for purposes of terrorism and rebellion. For his part, alias “El mexicano” was in charge of transporting explosives for the FARC’s Front 48 and Front 49. He belonged to Front 32 and Front 49 for 15 years and is currently part of Front 48, on commission from alias “Manuel el Político” [“Manuel the Politician”], the fourth-ranking leader of this FARC front. At the same time, in the “El palmar” [“The palm grove”] general sector on the Ecuadorean bank, ten homemade mortar grenades, an improvised mortar tube, and explosive materials were found, which were apparently going to be used when the Marines who control the area passed by. The individuals arrested and the material seized were turned over to the competent authorities. By Dialogo May 01, 2012 San Lorenzo is in northwest Esmeraldas Province and borders on the Colombian province of Nariño. not Putumayo. You have this even on the wrong side of the Andes! the farc should continue with their revolutionary fight, farc and all their members move forward with the fight, keep going, farc comrades, with Bolivar, with Manuel, with the people in power.last_img read more

first_imgGadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer Bambang Purwoko, also a member of the investigation team, was shot in the leg, while TNI soldier First Sgt. Faisal Akbar of Hitadipa Task Force sustained injuries to his waist.Both victims were immediately taken to Sugapa General Hospital. They were evacuated to Jakarta on Saturday, said Sugeng Purnomo, TGPF deputy head and law and human rights undersecretary at the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister.He added that the TGPF team had begun an evaluation of its activities following the incident to ensure the safety and security of its members. “This shouldn’t hamper our task to get clear information to solve the case.”Separately, on Friday, the Papuan Council of Churches announced its stance of opposing the government-sanctioned team, arguing it would not solve the systemic violence in Indonesia’s easternmost province.The council – comprising representatives from, among other associations, the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) in Papua, the Papua Kemah Gospel Church (KIGMI Papua) and the Evangelical Church in Indonesia (GIDI) – have written an open letter demanding President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo speak with the Papuan pro-referendum group and stop sending troops to Papua.“This issue depends on President [Jokowi’s] willingness to solve the problems in Papua. Forming a team won’t solve anything. The President must come himself and have a dialogue with us,” said Pastor Andrikus Mofu, the general synod chairman of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) in Papua.The council argued the government had continued to send soldiers to Papua since the antiracism protests in the province in August 2019.This, they argued, had led to more fatal shootings. In September, shootings took the lives of Pastor Yeremia, a civilian identified as Badawi, as well as TNI soldiers Chief Sgt. Sahlan and First Pvt. Dwi Akbar.Read also: Churches union condemns shooting that killed pastor in Papua, urges Jokowi to take actionIn response to the suspicion and opposition toward the TGPF team, Kogabwilhan III’s Suriastawa said the team would conduct an open investigation, so members of the general public could monitor its progress.He added that the TNI’s involvement in the fact-finding team was necessary because military personnel had witnessed the incidents.“If we’re not involved, from whom will we seek information? The TNI knows about the incidents’ chronology and can help exam the direction of the shots,” said Suriastawa.Topics : The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has confirmed it was behind an attack on members of the government’s joint fact-finding team (TGPF) in Mamba village, Sugapa district, Intan Jaya regency, Papua, on Friday.TPNPB spokesperson Rimba Lawingga said one of the group’s fighters opened fire on the fact-finding team, which includes Indonesian Army (TNI) personnel.“For us, the TNI killed Pastor Yeremia [Zamambani]. We oppose a Jakarta-sanctioned investigation team that will only make us the scapegoat. That is why we shot,” Rimba told The Jakarta Post on Friday. According to the TNI’s Joint Defense Area Command III (Kogabwilhan III), the shooting occurred on Friday afternoon as the fact-finding team was returning to Sugapa after conducting an investigation in Hitadipa district.The team, led by Benny Mamoto of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas), was established by the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Ministry on Oct. 1. It was tasked with probing recent alleged unlawful killings in Intan Jaya regency, including the killing of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zamambani.Read also: Indonesia forms team to probe recent shootings in Papua, but state rights body excluded“The shooting took place at 3:45 p.m. local time on Wagonopone road in Mamba village. The team were suddenly under fire from the right and left sides of the road. We didn’t expect the attack,” Kogabwilhan III spokesperson Col. I Gusti Nyoman Suriastawa said on Friday.last_img read more

first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to ditch his customary celebration with Alexandre Lacazette when the Premier League resumes (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to ditch his trademark goal celebration with Alexandre Lacazette when the Premier League resumes, but the Arsenal captain promises he will have something special prepared on the next occasion he finds the back of the net.Mikel Arteta’s side will restart their campaign against Manchester City in a fortnight’s time following a three-month break in play as result of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the team’s patchy form, Aubameyang remains in contention to win a second successive Golden Boot Award with the Gabon international currently trailing the division’s top scorer Jamie Vardy by just two goals. AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang traditionally celebrates his goals with a somersault, before shaking the hand of his striker partner Alexandre Lacazette, but Premier League guidelines put in place to reduce the risk of spreading the virus will prevent the current Arsenal captain from indulging in that routine.ADVERTISEMENTAsked by Matt Lucas, in an interview helping celebrate the work of Arsenal in the community, whether he had any special plans, Aubameyang said: ‘I will try some dances and some dancing stuff. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not stranger to exuberant goal celebrations (Picture: Getty)‘It’s going to be different than before, but for sure everybody is waiting for that. We want to play football and be back on the pitch and play our game, do our work. ‘Everybody is happy already to be back at training with everybody. We are just waiting for the Premier League to start again and try to make people happy by winning games, scoring goals and some celebrations as well.’The trip to City represents a daunting task for an Arsenal side who harbour only remote hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League and the prospect of playing behind closed doors will not render the challenge any easier, according to Aubameyang. 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‘I don’t know it it will be harder or easier,’ he said. ‘But the only thing for sure I know is that they are a great team and it will be hard for sure, we don’t expect it to be easier because of no fans in the stadium. ‘We will try our best and the positive thing that I saw is that all the players in our team are in shape and are feeling well, with a lot of power and a lot of freshness. They want to play, everybody is just waiting for the referee to whistle.’MORE: Premier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and ArsenalMORE: Arsenal’s provisional fixtures for Premier League restart announcedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ready to unveil new social distanced Arsenal goal celebrationlast_img read more

first_imgRepublican Budget Is Not Balanced, It’s Built on One-Time Revenues June 28, 2015 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Republican budget is built on more than $1.5 billion in one-time revenues. Their budget continues the failed policies and gimmicks of the past four years that have led to everyday families struggling, underfunded schools, credit downgrades, and rising property taxes.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

first_imgKitchen and living area in one of the residences in Halcyon Greens’ third stage.“We are finding the property market is strong despite all the talk of it slowing down, and Halcyon Greens is proving that to us time and time again with our outstanding facilities and the Gainsborough Greens Golf Club next door attracting buyers who are looking for a lifestyle change.” Halcyon Greens is in Pimpama’s Gainsborough Greens, which is on a 34ha island parcel surrounded by wetlands and a golf course. It will have more than 500 homes on completion. Properties in the community’s third release are priced from $485,000 to $725,000. Two and three-bedroom homes with open plan living and outdoor entertainment areas are featured in the latest stage.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Buyers turning to Coast’s South MORE NEWS: Daly Cherry-Evans’ second shot at selling All of the homes are within walking distance to the recently launched first phase of leisure facilities, including the floodlit bowling green, eight pickleball courts and tennis court. Dr Geissmann said local buyers, particularly southeast Queensland residents, had snapped up most of the homes sold in the third stage so far. “We expect to see the final homes in stage three move quickly, and as always are excited to welcome new homeowners to our community,” he said. Ray and Ann Ryan are among the southeast Queenslanders who have bought in Halcyon Greens’ third stage.Ray and Ann Ryan are among the southeast Queenslanders who have bought in Halcyon Greens’ third stage.“We wanted to downsize when it suited us, and we’re both still working so by no means are we slowing down,” Mrs Ryan said.“But we didn’t want to leave it too late and find ourselves isolated on our big block in Shailer Park.“We’re most looking forward to living among like-minded people who are looking out for each other while we enjoy the amazing facilities on offer. Ray is very sporty and loves golf so he’ll be right at home with the golf club down the road, and he’s looking forward to getting into pickleball. “I’m a pool girl myself, and we will also be spending a lot of time on the bowling green.” Ray and Ann Ryan are among the southeast Queenslanders who have bought in Halcyon Greens’ third stage.BUYERS are flocking to Pimpama’s golf and lifestyle community Halcyon Greens, with more than half of the homes in its latest stage snapped up on the day they were released to the public. Lifestyle developer Halcyon launched its third stage late last year, securing $9 million in sales on the launch day.Halcyon joint-managing director Doctor Bevan Geissmann said they brought the latest offering forward to cater for growing demand. “We had a number of potential buyers interested in this offering, which is why we brought the launch of stage three forward, and demand is reflected in the strong take-up,” Dr Geissmann said. last_img read more

first_imgHealthLifestyle Deadly bird flu cases surging by: – January 24, 2014 A surge in cases of the deadly new strain of bird flu has been reported in China at the beginning of 2014.Only a handful of people had been infected with H7N9 since June, but health officials have reported 73 cases so far this month.Influenza researchers argue the winter season and preparations for Chinese New Year may be driving the increase.The World Health Organization called for vigilance, saying the virus was likely to remain present for some time.H7N9 made the jump from infecting domestic chickens and ducks to infecting people at the end of March 2013.Within a month, 126 cases and 24 deaths had been recorded.The virus was stopped in its tracks as control measures, such as closing live poultry markets, were introduced.There were just five cases between June and November.The recent jump takes the total number of cases to 219, including 55 deaths.Apart from a couple of cases in close family clusters, the virus has not been able to spread from person to person.Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), said flu viruses circulated more easily during the colder winter months.“Our calculation was always that we were going to have to watch the winter, and that’s where we are at the moment.“We need to remain vigilant, but so far the virus does not seem to have mutated in any way,” he says.“Some people will be looking very closely at the Chinese New Year, when there will be lots of people travelling.“It will be crowded on trains and they’ll also be travelling with chickens.”There are fears that Chinese New Year, on 31 January, may affect casesProf John McCauley, the director of a WHO collaborating centre on influenza in London, said: “I’ve been worried all the time about H7N9; it’s highly virulent and the case fatality is about one in three, so it poses a threat.”The range of the virus had also spread, he added, with cases in Guangdong province, further south and east than previously.He said the winter might not be the whole explanation, particularly in southern provinces closer to the equator.“It may be seasonal, or an alternative is more poultry exposure in the build-up to Chinese New Year, and more poultry going through the markets.“They might need to reconsider closure of the markets.”‘Good position’The H7N9 virus itself, however, does not appear to have mutated in a way that could make it more likely to spread around the globe.Prof Wendy Barclay, an influenza researcher at Imperial College London, did not think the virus had changed.“There’s still no evidence of human-to-human transmission or mutations to make it closer to a pandemic.“So from that perspective there’s nothing new to worry about.”She said overall “we’re in as good a position as we could hope” and the early steps of producing a vaccine were now completed.“We’re back to waiting to see if it does mutate.”The WHO does not advise any travel or trade restrictions because of bird flu, while the European Centres of Disease Control rates the virus as a “significant long-term threat”.BBC News 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgVersailles, In. — Indiana State Police are accepting applications for three Regional Dispatcher positions at the Versailles Post. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other support services.A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required as well as the ability to successfully pass a typing test. Two years of public safety communications experience and an emergency medical technician certification are preferred but not required.  The applicant should also reside within driving distance of the Versailles Regional Dispatch Center located in Versailles, Indiana.Pay starts at $30,082 per year.The deadline for applications is April 24, 2019.For more information and to apply online click here and look for Job Vacancy 2019031. Persons that are interested may also contact Sarah Collins at the Versailles Post for assistance at (812)689-5000.last_img read more

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at ELLSWORTH — In a matter of moments, a crowd of 400 people at Del Luce Stadium went from ecstatic to stunned.Minutes earlier, the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team had been on the offensive and appeared close to an elusive goal that would give it a win over visiting Mount Desert Island. The crowd could sense it, and there was anticipation in the air.Just when that goal looked to be coming, the Trojans pushed the ball back the other way and found just enough space down the right side for a score of their own. The visitors — not the home team — were the ones celebrating.The Eagles had left everything on the field and wanted nothing more than to beat their rivals in front of their home fans. Yet at the last minute, a chance at victory had evaporated into the cold, misty air that hovered above the field.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA goal with just under four minutes to play Monday night sent Ellsworth to a 1-0 defeat against MDI. The loss was the Eagles’ second in a row against the Trojans after the team had previously gone more than a decade without a defeat in the rivalry.“These kids gave 100 percent,” Ellsworth coach Paul Lock said. “This game can be rough sometimes. … It just wasn’t meant to be tonight.”Although Ellsworth had a slight edge in possession, both teams had plenty of opportunities throughout the first half. The Eagles had the first chance of the game less than five minutes after the opening kickoff, but a big save kept the game scoreless early.With 22 minutes, 37 seconds to play in the first half, Ellsworth’s Sam Horne made a crucial clearance to send away an MDI shot that seemed destined for the back of the net. He was called into action once again three minutes later when he headed a hard-hit free kick away from goal.Ellsworth’s Zach Harris and MDI’s Matt Staples fight for possession during the second half of a high school boys’ soccer game Sept. 18 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLAn Ellsworth corner kick with 16:51 to play almost led to the opening goal, but a header from Zach Harris narrowly flew over the top-left corner of the net. The Eagles (3-3-1) came close to scoring twice more in the half via free kick, but it was to no avail.The visiting Trojans (1-5) stepped up the offensive pressure early in the second half and had a long-range attempt by Nick Duley and a close-range attempt by Leao Nelson saved in the center of the goal in the opening minutes. Ellsworth peppered the MDI goal for the ensuing 20 minutes, but the Eagles’ attempts couldn’t penetrate the visitors’ stout defense.Against the run of play, MDI found the breakthrough. Owen Mild found an opening down the right side of the field, ran into the box and fired a low-flying shot past Ellsworth goalkeeper Hunter Fernald for the game-winner.Lock and his players were visibly disappointed after the game, but with plenty of games to be played, he told his players they had a chance to bounce back as they approach the second half of their schedule.“I think we need to get more control in the midfield and get some more of those ground passes,” Lock said. “With our players, they just need to keep the locked-in focus they’ve had as a team this entire time. I think they can, and I think they will.”MDI’s Leao Nelson attempts a free kick as Ellsworth players form a wall in front of the goal during the second half of a high school boys’ soccer game Sept. 18 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThe visitors have long known the difficulties of beating this Ellsworth program. MDI’s last win against the Eagles came at home last October, but the Trojans’ win Monday marked the first time the team has beaten Ellsworth on the road in ages.“Ellsworth is a tough team with a great coach in Paul Lock, and they have great players and a great feeder system,” MDI head coach Tyler Frank said. “Whenever you can beat a team like that, it can do big things for your program. They’ll rebound from this one and be right in the thick of things.”Ellsworth was scheduled to play Washington Academy on Wednesday. The team’s next game is at home against Presque Isle (3-1) at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more