Peruvian Armed Forces Increase Their Presence in MINUSCA

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 08, 2017 To strengthen the enduring role of the Peruvian Armed Forces in international missions and in support of the United Nations (UN), troops of the Peru Engineer Company deployed to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). On September 5th, the second Peruvian company—comprising 145 service members from the Army, 41 from the Navy, and 19 from the Air Force—initiated deployment operations and installation of the mission’s material and equipment. “The soldiers carry out construction and maintenance work on aerodromes, highways, and bridges,” said Peruvian Army Brigadier General Fernando Fitzcarrald Guerrero, head of the International Affairs Office of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command (CCFFAA, per its Spanish acronym). “It’s part of the work assigned by the international body, [soldiers are] relieved annually for a period of 10 years.” The service members’ work in Africa includes land clearance for the construction of an aerodrome. Their duties also consist of restoring, constructing, and maintaining unpaved airstrips and heliports, as well as transporting construction materials. The participation of the Peruvian Armed Forces in MINUSCA is carried out under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Peru and the UN on November 11, 2003. The first Peru Engineer Company, with 205 members, deployed to the city of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, on January 6, 2016, for induction and administrative process. They transferred to the city of Bouar, near Cameroon, to contribute to repairs of 35 airfields. According to Brig. Gen. Fitzcarrald, the first company was assigned other tasks during its deployment. Its current responsibilities include erecting two aerodromes and building and maintaining 490 kilometers of highway in different areas within the mission’s range of responsibility. “This work requires a large amount of human resources and materials in a harsh geographical environment,” Brig. Gen. Fitzcarrald said. “We work with high temperatures, the presence of armed groups, and various endemic diseases, particularly malaria, which affected our personnel. We’ve kept the risks to a minimum with the use of adequate prophylaxis and preventive treatments.” “Peru and its Armed Forces are committed to the UN’s solidarity work to end the current conflict situation,” César Ortiz Anderson, president of Peru’s Pro-Citizen Security Association, a non-profit civil association that provides security services in the country, told Diálogo. “The Armed Forces are highly trained to provide this type of cooperation at the national and international levels.” More support for peace “During its two years in Africa, the Peruvian detachment has efficiently and effectively fulfilled the mission’s tasks,” Brig. Gen. Fitzcarrald said. “We are planning to deploy more military personnel to the mission, in coordination with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.” CCFFAA, in coordination with the Peruvian Navy, launched the planning process to facilitate the participation of a Mechanized Marine Company, a logistics replenishment ship, and a missile frigate, both with onboard helicopters. Taking into account the necessary planning steps for logistics, budget, equipment, and organization to adjust to UN standards and other factors, the formal presentation won’t happen until 2018. “Peru’s contribution to peace missions is to send personnel and resources to ensure the protection of the population,” Brig. Gen. Fitzcarrald said. “[Peru also] supports the transition process, facilitates humanitarian assistance, the promotion and protection of human rights, and the demobilization and reintegration in the different missions we take part in.” “Each deployment in international missions and UN support missions is an opportunity for the Armed Forces, because the military units strengthen their skills and are a highly-qualified human resource,” Ortiz added. According to CCFFAA, Peru has officers in military observer positions and general staff in missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Darfur, and Abyei. Experience fighting terrorism “The world is changing in many ways. Global trends indicate more terrorism and very aggressive processes of climate change. We must have people ready to face these threats. What could be better than the Armed Forces training for peace missions?” Ortiz summarized. “The greater the participation, the greater the experience and international recognition.” The Peruvian Armed Forces don’t just seek greater participation on peace operations. They also seek to implement mechanisms to foster and increase the participation of female military personnel on peacekeeping missions, with officers deployed as general staff and military observers. For Brig. Gen. Fitzcarrald, “the experience gained on peace missions increases the skill level of the Armed Forces in combat, reconnaissance, and facility security operations.”last_img read more

The new product development dilemma in banking

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ron ShevlinI’ve come to the conclusion that there are five types of people who attend my conference presentations:Those who expect to get tips and advice on what they can do to solve all their problems and challenges when they get back to the office on Monday;Those who are thought-provoked by the ideas I present, but genuinely wonder how they’ll “get there from here”‘;Those who are intrigued by the ideas and immediately start to think about what their organization has to do to make it happen;Those who violently and vehemently disagree with every idea I put forth in my presentation; andThose who sleep through the presentation.My evaluation scores are totally dependent upon the distribution of attendees across these segments. I mean, I know I give a great presentation, so a low score can’t be my fault, right? You might think I wouldn’t want Group 5 people at my sessions, but I’m OK with them (as long as they give me a good rating). It’s the Group 1 people that I wish wouldn’t show up. They’re always disappointed. continue reading »last_img read more

One-of-a-kind terrace home hits market in inner Brisbane

first_img46/24 Kurilpa St, West End, is a terrace home that’s been taken up several notches.IT’S a style that New Yorkers and inner Sydneysiders have come to love, but the terrace home has gone up a notch in Brisbane.This three-storey inner-city residence in the boutique village-style Manhattan Terraces complex boasts impeccable style across its 330sq m of interior living space.The four bedroom, five bathroom, double garage terrace home includes expansive use of glass, temperature zone controlled air conditioning that can be operated via a smart device and rich timber finishes. Luxury’s been dialled up in the master bedroom.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoUp a level, the first floor of the residence is completely open and captures natural light and breezes through sliding glass doors along its length. The dining and living rooms combine with a kitchen featuring Miele appliances, stone benchtops, generous cabinetry, a breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. There is also a powder room beside the dining area. Sliding glass doors open the interior out to a balcony with timber cladding, a ceiling fan and views to the surrounding area. One of the four bedrooms is on the ground floor, perfect for teenagers.Entry into the ground floor leads to a spacious living area, complete with parquetry flooring, a garden patio and modern down lighting. This level also includes a double garage, laundry and bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The middle level living zone is spacious and light.Timber stairs then ascend to the second floor of the residence, which includes three neutrally decorated bedrooms with 100 per cent wool carpet and a study nook with a built-in desk. Two of these bedrooms also have built-in wardrobes and ensuites, while the main bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe with custom storage, a lounge area with a chandelier, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the neighbourhood and an ensuite with a timber-finished double vanity, a rain shower and freestanding bathtub.Agent Ben White of Place New Farm called the residence a one-of-a-kind terrace home that exemplified modern inner-city living. 46/24 Kurilpa St, West End.“Its location is second to none, with Manhattan Terraces one of the most successful projects in Brisbane due to the lavish freehold and terrace home component,” Mr White said.“Brisbane City is just a short stroll away, while residents will also delight in the selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, parkland and CityCat terminals at their doorstep.”Inspections of 46/24 Kurilpa St, West End, would be by appointment.last_img read more

‘NPA official’ nabbed in NegOcc has arrest warrant for murder

first_imgA resident of South Poblacion, San Fernando, Cebu, she is the former finance officer of Bohol Party Committee and the current secretary of the Second National Urban Center Party Committee. A copy of the warrant issued by Judge Jennifer Chavez-Marcos of Regional Trial Court Branch 51 in Carmen, Bohol showed that Emmylou Cañesares is one of the 14 leaders of the NPA’s Komiteng Rehiyonal- Negros/Cebu/Bohol/Siquijor accused of murder.The court did not set bail for Cañesares for the criminal case. Government security forces seized from the suspects a .45-caliber pistol, .38-caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition, four MK2 fragmentation hand grenades, P119,354 cash, and other several other items such as mobile phones. Cañares was arrested with George Buga-ay, 42, a former squad leader and finance logistics officer of the Regional Strike Forces of the Kilusang Rehiyon-Negros (KR-N), now assigned at the KR-N Regional Communication (RCOM), along with Relyn Morino, 22, and Raffy Patajo, 21. BACOLOD City – One of the four officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) arrested in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental recently has a pending arrest warrant for murder. “The warrant has yet to be served because her current arrest was due to different circumstances. This disproves the NPA’s claim that she is not an insurgent,” he added. The 38-year-old Cañesares, who was identified by the Philippine Army’s (PA) 15th Infantry Battalion as “Emmylo Cañares,” was arrested with three other suspected rebels in Barangay Magballo on July 10. The four suspects, who are detained at the Kabankalan City Police Station, have been tagged by the police as CPP-NPA terrorist (CNT) high-value individuals.Both Cañares and Morino have been charged for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and RA 9516, or the Illegal Possession of Explosives while Buga-ay for RA 10591 and Patajo for RA 9516. (With a report from PNA/PN) Major Cenon Pancito III, chief of the PA’s 3rd Infantry Division’s Public Affairs Office, said on Wednesday the CPP-NPA should get a good lawyer to represent the four considering that one of them is facing a murder case.last_img read more

Potters frustrate City

first_imgFormer Manchester City boss Mark Hughes frustrated his old club as his confident Stoke side held them to a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium. City, who made six changes ahead of the start of their Champions League campaign next week, again failed to find their spark in what has become an unconvincing sequence under their new manager Manuel Pellegrini. Pellegrini opted to change his strike pairing and hand a debut to Stevan Jovetic and a first start to Alvaro Negredo, with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko making way. Javi Garcia again failed to impress in central defence after surprisingly replacing Joleon Lescott while new pair Jesus Navas and Fernandinho were also among the substitutes. James Milner, Jack Rodwell and Samir Nasri came in to little effect. Yet the visitors had the first sight of goal when Aleksandar Kolarov, scorer of a stunner for Serbia against Wales in midweek, shot wide. Nasri was also presented with a chance after Yaya Toure robbed Steven Nzonzi but the Frenchman shot tamely at Asmir Begovic. City looked to build patiently but they lacked fluidity and Stoke seemed more at ease with the new style Hughes is trying to implement. The Potters were passing the ball around far more than their fans are accustomed to – and they even sang about it at one point – and gave City plenty to think about. Yet their first chance came after a clearance from Toure went only as far as Marc Wilson and the midfielder shot wide from distance. Press Association The Potters were unable to secure a third successive Barclays Premier League win but produced another encouraging performance as they continue to develop under new manager Hughes. Stoke forward Jonathan Walters spurned one of the best chances of the game when he headed wide from a superb Charlie Adam cross in the first half. City goalkeeper Joe Hart also had to be alert to prevent a Matija Nastasic own goal. Walters should have scored when he glanced his header wide after the brilliant Adam picked him out unmarked in front of goal from the right. Kenwyne Jones tested Hart when he seized on Nasri’s failure to cut out a long ball but the under-pressure England goalkeeper stood up well to block. Nzonzi might also have done better when a clearance rebounded off Rodwell and into his path. The former Blackburn man seemed to have a clear run at goal but he checked back to pass and the counter-attack petered out. Adam then connected with a powerful shot but it flew straight at Hart. Throughout their spell on the back foot City had created little aside from a chance for Jovetic, who shot at Begovic when he might have looked to release Negredo. They had another opportunity before the break after Robert Huth fouled Jovetic 30 yards put but Kolarov curled his free-kick over. Stoke carried their momentum into the second half with Walters narrowly failing to turn in a cross from Geoff Cameron. Jovetic volleyed over as City tried to respond but Stoke continued to dictate the game and went close again when Jones rose above Nastasic to head narrowly over from another fine Adam cross. Adam connected cleanly with another shot from long range but Hart saved comfortably to his right. A mistake by Garcia, looking uncomfortable at the back, caused more alarm in the City box but Pablo Zabaleta cleared the danger. Pellegrini attempted to change things by withdrawing the frustrated Jovetic, whose final act was to head wide from a Nasri free-kick, and sending on Aguero. However it seemed Stoke were more lifted by the introduction of their substitutes Stephen Ireland, the former Manchester City midfielder, and Marko Arnautovic for debuts. Arnautovic was straight into the action and caused mayhem as his cross from the left was diverted towards his own goal by Nastasic. Fortunately for the defender Hart was alert and produced a fine reaction save. Peter Crouch came on after Stoke lost Jones to injury after there was further concern when Huth appeared to be knocked out after a collision with Negredo, but he was able to resume after treatment. City’s frustrations were summed up when Negredo miskicked in front of goal in the last minute and Arnautovic might have snatched victory when he shot over in injury time. last_img read more

Syracuse drops regular-season finale despite outshooting Boston College 16-1 in 2nd half

first_img Published on October 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Despite a late push and outshooting Boston College 16-1 in the second half, No. 12 Syracuse (10-5-2, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) lost to the Eagles (9-6-1, 4-4-0), 2-1, in its final game of the regular season in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Orange will get the No. 7 seed in the ACC tournament and host either North Carolina State or Louisville in the first round at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The official seeding will be released following the Pittsburgh at Notre Dame game on Saturday slated for a 2 p.m. start.“We weren’t our best tonight, first half,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We were just a little bit off pace and we were punished for a couple of mistakes. … We had a magnificent response we just ran out of time.”Orange starting midfielders Juuso Pasanen and Korab Syla returned to the lineup after sitting out of SU’s win over North Carolina State on Oct. 23 and exiting the previous game early because of injury.Pasanen finished with one shot in 89 minutes of action. Syla did not record any stats in his 74 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to get them involved and I thought they both did very well,” McIntyre said.In the first half, Syracuse only put up one shot, which didn’t go on goal. Meanwhile, Boston College scored at the 24- and 38-minute marks.Trevor Davock scored first off a through ball, then Simon Enstrom took advantage of a misplayed ball by SU goalie Hendrik Hilpert, scoring on an empty net from 30 yards out.“It was a choppy game,” McIntyre said. “Boston College did a good job to kind of frustrate us. I thought that they were the better team.”The Orange came out firing in the second half, but only five of its 16 shots in the half went on goal. Defender Kamal Miller made it a one-goal game with just over five minutes left, but SU couldn’t net the equalizer.“Unfortunately that first goal, if we score it five minutes earlier I think we get back in the game,” McIntyre said. “… We created a lot of chances, put some very good crosses into the box. Their goalkeeper pulled off a couple good saves and we didn’t hit the target on a couple of them we probably should have.“Hopefully on another day we find a way to get that goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Injury update expected from Irish camp

first_imgAssistant manager Roy Keane says if McCarthy doesn’t train today it’s unlikely he’ll feature against the Welsh on Friday.Seamus Coleman, Jonathan Hayes and Shane Long all sat out training yesterday but could return today.last_img

Top 10 finish for Tipp sailor at World Championships

first_imgNenagh’s Aisling Keller finished 7th in the World Under 21 Laser Radial Championship in Nieupoort in Belgium.This follows the Lough Derg Yacht Club members silver medal in the recent European Under 21 Championship in France.last_img

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Review (UEFA): Poland Become Sixth European Nation In Russia

first_imgPoland have qualified for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after they defeated Montenegro 4-2 to secure top spot in Group E.The country’s leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski scored one of the goals as he helped his side join other European nations like Belgium, Germany, England, hosts Russia and Spain at the tournament.Still in Group E, Denmark have sealed a playoff spot after finishing second behind Poland in the group. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen netted his eighth goal of the qualifiers in a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Romania.Scotland missed out on a playoff spot in Group F on goal difference after they played a 2-2 draw at Slovenia. Gordon Strachan’s men started Matchday 10 in the playoff but the draw meant Slovakia leapfrogged them into the playoff spot with a 3-0 win over Malta at home.ResultsGroup CCzech Republic 5-0 San MarinoGermany 5-1 AzerbaijanNorway 1-0 Northern IrelandStandings:Germany 30 points (100% record Qualified)Northern Ireland 19 points (Playoff Spot)Czech Republic 15 pointsNorway 13 pointsAzerbaijan 10 pointsSan Marino 0 point Group EDenmark 1-1 RomaniaPoland 4-2 MontenegroKazakhstan 1-1 ArmeniaStandings:Poland 25 points (Qualified)Denmark 20 points (Playoff Spot)Montenegro 16 pointsRomania 13 pointsArmenia 7 pointsKazakhstan 3 points Related2018 World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): England, Germany Secure Final SpotsOctober 6, 2017In “Europe”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (Europe): Former Winners On The BrinkOctober 8, 2017In “Europe”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Wrap (UEFA): France, Portugal Qualify; Netherlands Eliminated Despite WinOctober 11, 2017In “FIFA” Standings:England 26 points (Qualified)Slovakia 18 points (Playoff Spot)Scotland 18 pointsSlovenia 15 pointsLithuania 6 pointsMalta 1 point Group FLithuania 0-1 EnglandSlovenia 2-2 ScotlandSlovakia 3-0 Maltalast_img read more