Inter-American Military Science Symposium Takes-Off

first_imgBy Dialogo November 29, 2012 The “General José María Córdova” Military School of Cadets was all dressed-up to receive 16 guest nations participating in the Third Inter-American Symposium for the Development of Military Sciences on November 28. The opening ceremony was headed by Colombian National Army Commander, General Sergio Mantilla Sanmiguel. The purpose of the symposium is to gather military academies from around the world to exchange ideas and opinions, as well as to increase military academic and research exchanges among international institutions. On December 2, the event will come to an end, and delegates from military academies and schools from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela and Colombia, will address topics, such as education and doctrine in military science, its contribution to democracy, as well as intelligence and strategy as a fundamental basis, among other subjects. Therefore, nations will focus their efforts to develop projects that contribute to updating and structuring tactics and capabilities required by the armies to achieve a stronger comprehensive model for collaboration. The creation of this academic and research event took place three years ago, when the Colombian Army Command accepted an invitation granted by the South Korean Military Academy, in order for the “General José María Córdova” Military School of Cadets to host this third military convention of nations. Eventually, the symposium will be carried out every two years on the Military School Campus declared as head office; however, it may be able to temporarily relocate to a different country, upon request.last_img read more

Cues traded for clubs at snooker stars charity golf day

first_imgBurapha Golf Club was the venue for the Ken Doherty Snooker Legends golf day on Saturday 5th September.  72 golfers teed off from a shotgun start playing in a 2-person Texas team scramble format.  The event was well attended by golfers from within Thailand and also overseas visitors. The winners of the tournament were James Burns and Jack Munro from the UK with a fine net score of 63.  They won a signed snooker cue each and a golf holiday to Siem Reap in Cambodia.  When they were presented with their prizes they generously donated the holiday to the charity auction that followed.Snooker stars Jimmy White (far left), Ken Doherty (2nd right) and Joe Swail (far right) pose on stage at the Tavern By The Sea, Amari Pattaya with Derek Franklin (2nd left) and children from the Father Ray Foundation, Saturday, Sept. 5. The celebrity golf day was supported by some great sponsors – Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sapphire Club, Amari Hotels, Angkor Wat Golf and the Pattaya Sports Club.  In addition to the main sponsors, a number of holes also had prizes up for grabs that were generously donated by SetForeHire, Champagne a Go Go, Burapha Golf Club, Sapphire Club, Rotary Club, and Graeme Newport and John McKillop.  A combination of the support from the sponsors, charity auction and personal donations raised over 300,000 baht for the Father Ray Foundation Education Fund.(From left) Ken Doherty, Jimmy White, TAT Director Tanes Petsuwan and Joe Swail pose on the first tee at Burapha Golf Club, Saturday, Sept. 5.Former snooker world champion Ken Doherty partnered Tanes Petsuwan, the TAT Director for Europe, African and Middle East while Irish champion Joe Swail teamed up with Brendan Daly, General Manager of the Amari Hotel Pattaya.  The other celebrity player, Jimmy White, teed off with a group of golf visitors from the UK.  All the celebrities returned respectable scores.Sponsored hole prizes were won by Mark Newis, Brendan Daly, Justin Naro, Keith Hamilton, Martin Grimoldby and Nick Batley.  The prize for the worst net score was won by Bente Giljarhus and Arno Pechtl who won a course of golf lessons donated by TPR Golf Academy and lunch at the Hilton, generously hosted by George Wilson from the Rotary.Tournament winners James Burns and Jack Munro receive prize autographed cues from the three snooker legends.After golf the players, guests and sponsors enjoyed an international buffet at the Tavern By The Sea at the Amari Pattaya.  The MC for the evening, Paul Strachan, introduced all the prize winners who then collected their awards from Ken, Joe and Jimmy on the stage following which, musical entertainment was provided by the Amari house band.The highlight of the proceedings was a heart-warming speech by Derek Franklin as he introduced children from the Father Ray Foundation on stage and told the audience about each child’s background.Ken Doherty (left) donated a signed Manchester United shirt for the charity auction.Following the presentations, Derek Kane took over the microphone for the much anticipated auction of gifts and sports memorabilia.  Ken Doherty kindly donated a team shirt signed by famous Manchester United players from the past.  This item alone raised 34,000 baht when it was bought by Niall from Sapphire Club.  Other items included framed golf and football memorabilia, great vouchers from the Amari and many donations from local businesses in Pattaya.  The Cambodia golf holiday that was won by James and Jack raised 12,000 baht for the charity.Ken, Jimmy and Joe are already committed to making the event even bigger and better in 2016 when they return to Thailand to support their favourite charity.PSC President Peter Malhotra (2nd left) and PSC Charity & Community Service Chairperson, Noi Emmerson (4th left), present a cheque for 25,000 baht on behalf of the Pattaya Sports Club to add to the day’s fund-raising kitty.Jimmy White, representing the celebrity snooker players, accepts a plaque of appreciation from the Fr. Ray Foundation children.Brendan Daly, General Manager of the Amari Hotel Pattaya (left) presents prizes to a happy golfer.last_img read more

Ambulance Hits Pedestrian in Red Bank

first_imgThe MONOC ambulance at right hit a pedestrian crossing Broad Street, against the light. The ambulance at left responded to the accident. Photo credit: Jessica LosardoA MONOC ambulance was traveling north on Broad Street in Red Bank when it struck a pedestrian crossing the street against the light, at Monmouth Street.The pedestrian, Thomas Thatcher, 66, of Hackettstown suffered a minor injury but refused treatment at the scene from the crew of a second MONOC ambulance called to the scene less than two minutes later, at 1:17 p.m., said MONOC Director of Operations Andy Caruso.“He was struck and knocked down and immediately got up,” said Caruso. “He refused medical attention and went on his way.”Caruso said the ambulance driver had come from the Spring Street First Aid station in Red Bank, headed to a call in Middletown for a person suffering abdominal pain.“We were traveling within the safe speeds, going through downtown Red Bank with regard to pedestrians when unexpectedly this person stepped out in front of the ambulance,” said Caruso. “Our drivers are well trained in operating emergency vehicles and act with due regard.”He added, “The driver of our ambulance was naturally shaken up.”Police Chief Darren McConnell confirmed the pedestrian was crossing against the light. Police did not issue any summonses, he said.In meetings with civic leaders, The Two River Times is exploring why pedestrian accidents happen in Red Bank, a town that boasts lots of shoppers on foot as well as vehicular traffic. The newspaper is reporting on problems and potential solutions to issues like jaywalking, left-turning vehicle-pedestrian accidents, confusing crosswalk signals and speeding in its Crosswalk series.Kelsey Guthrie, the manager of Yestercades, said crossing Broad Street can be dangerous. “I see a lot of people not stopping for people at the crosswalk — including myself. I’ve almost been hit multiple times,” she said on Wednesday, after witnessing the aftermath of the accident across the street. “People are driving in town definitely have to be more aware that this is a pedestrian town. It’s full of people walking around.”Mayor Pasquale Menna, another stakeholder in the TRT initiative, said Wednesday that pedestrians must be mindful of traffic rules, “How is any government, how is any regulation, how is any rule going to protect someone who’s not looking where they’re going?State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), another participant in the Crossroads initiative with an office on Monmouth Street, said the incident is an important reminder. “It elevates and highlights the importance of pedestrian safety in the popular town of Red Bank.”— Christina Johnson and John Burtonlast_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Meetings: A.V. Republican Women, Federated meet What: The Antelope Valley Republican Women, Federated, will hold a luncheon meeting, with social time at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the program at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers are Lancaster City Councilman Ron Smith and Lew Stults, district director representing Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon’s office. Guests are welcome and reservations are required. Call (661) 274-8533. When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Holiday Inn, 38630 Fifth St. W., Palmdale Wednesday Clubs: `Let’s Eat Out’ Dinner What: J & J Social and Travel Club will host a “Let’s Eat Out” Dinner with an optional movie following. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Red Lobster, 1041 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale Meetings: Weekly grief support meetings What: Hoffmann Hospice offers free weekly grief support meetings in our Palmdale office at 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N, Palmdale. Grief support meetings are open to all in need. The meetings provide the necessary tools to aid individuals throughout the grieving process. For inquiries, please call (661) 272-2355 When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N, Palmdale Friday General: A.V. Fairground Home Show What: 19th annual Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Home Show sponsored by Hunter Dodge opens its doors just days after the spring equinox, otherwise known as the official start of spring. The three-day affair features more than 200 vendors, a free Home Depot workshop for kids, landscaping and how-to seminars, plant sales, wine tasting, a drawing for free fair tickets and free tomato plant giveaway (while supplies last!). Attendees can also pick up the A.V. Fair & Alfalfa Festival 2007 Exhibit Entry Guide (premium book) at the show. Admission: Adults (ages 12-61) are $5, children (11 and under) free with paid adult, seniors (age 62+) $4. Where: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H (at the 14 Freeway), Lancaster When: Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Health: Bereavement support group Posted by: Kaiser Permanente What: Bereavement support groups for adults are available at Lancaster Presbyterian Church. The groups are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and meet weekly. These groups are open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, call the Bereavement Line at (818) 375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 10-11:30 a.m. Where: 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster Clubs: Games Snack Night What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a Cards, Po-keno and Other Games Snack Night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: Joanne Marshall’s, 42941 15th St. W., Lancaster Saturday Clubs: 2nd annual Phun Time PT Cruiser Car Show What: 2nd annual Phun Time PT Cruiser Car Show in Lancaster. The PT group Phun Time Cruisers is putting on its second annual car show. Detail flier and registration form found at www.blaznpt.com/. Click on Phun Time Cruisers then click on schedule. When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Tom’s 26, 1805 W. Ave. J, Lancaster March 25 Day Activities: Palm Springs Air Museum What: The Palmdale parks and recreation department is offering an excursion to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The bus will depart from the parks and recreation office at 38260 10th St. E. at 7 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. The excursion fee is $23 per person for Palmdale residents and $28 for nonresidents. The fee includes museum admission. For more information, call (661) 267-5611 or log on to www.cityofpalmdale.org When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Palm Springs Air Museum 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N., Palmdale Tuesday Clubs: League Bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly league bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Sunday Volunteering: Seeking Volunteers What: Hoffmann Hospice, the A.V.’s only nonprofit hospice agency, is seeking volunteers to join our team. Volunteers are key members to our program. Volunteers must be older than 18, flexible according to availability and in good health. Training and ongoing support is available to ensure a rewarding experience. To find out how to become part of our special volunteer program, contact Shannon Thompson, volunteer coordinator, at (661) 272-2355. When: Ongoing last_img

A’s get six homers, stout pitching from Anderson and blast Orioles

first_imgOAKLAND — The ball was carrying out to center and right field Tuesday night at the Coliseum.Was it ever.Rookie catcher Beau Taylor lit the fuse with his first major league home run, the first of six by six different players, and Brett Anderson (7-4) pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run in a 16-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles before a crowd of 14,310. Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device. Things were bordering on the ridiculous …last_img

Tips for spraying in warmer weather

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It may seem like it will never happen, but hotter temperatures will be part of the forecast in the near future and spraying strategies will need to change along with those temperatures. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more with Farmers Business Network’s VP of Inputs, Mike Snyder.last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 19, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not much change in the outlook this morning, although the pattern feels just a  little wetter going forward. Today we don’t see much going on, just a mix of clouds and sun. Low clouds and fog can be an issue today, but will vary dependent on location. Temps remain cool. Tomorrow we see sunshine and a much warmer afternoon. Tomorrow likely is the warmest day of the week, and will have the best drying potential. We stay mild into early Thursday but clouds will be building overnight tomorrow night and Thursday morning.Our next frontal complex moves in for Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Rains are likely and will range from .1″-.5″ with 80% coverage. Later Friday we see some clearing over the northern half of the state, but see additional lingering showers in the southern half to third of Ohio. We will use I-70 as a general cut off, but that does not mean it rains right up to that I-70 corridor. That southern Ohio action on Friday will be hit and miss, with about 50% coverage. A better wave of moisture comes into the state from the SW on Saturday, bringing potential for an additional .25″-.5″  with 100% coverage.All moisture finally leaves overnight Saturday night. Sunday look to turn out mostly sunny but cooler. Than we stay dry for Monday as well, but start to become milder with partly sunny skies. Next Tuesday starts with sun, but clouds build for the afternoon and evening. This will be in advance of our next front, a system that sweeps through all of Ohio next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. We expect rain totals from .25″-1″ with coverage at 100% of Ohio. This will be a significant rain event, but will be – in fact – all rain. Temps stay up through the event. Then for Thanksgiving day next Thursday, we feature a mix of clouds and sun, and it will be a bit cooler. The map at right shows rain totals for the next 10 days, the period ending Thanksgiving Day.Over the next 10 days, temps will average normal to slightly above normal. We do not see any significant cold snap into early December.last_img read more

Celtics hold off Grizzlies behind Irving’s heroics

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in three quarters of work and the Celtics held off the Memphis Grizzlies 109-98 on Monday night.Boston has won all three of its games coming out of the All-Star break. Terry Rozier finished with 15 points. Jaylen Brown added 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter scoring a basket early in the second quarter, the Grizzlies went nearly eight minutes without a field goal. The Celtics rallied during Memphis’ drought, and used a 22-6 run to increase their lead to 55-30.Boston (43-19) led by as many as 28 points in the second half. Monday marked Gasol’s 700th career NBA game (all with the Grizzlies). It was the latest in a string of milestones he’s reached this season. With his 689th start on Feb. 7 against Utah, Gasol passed Conley for the most games started in franchise history. Gasol reached 10,000 career points back on Dec. 2 at Cleveland.100 OR LESSThe Celtics improved to 28-3 this season when holding teams to less than 100 points. The 31 times Boston has held an opponent under the century mark this season are second to only San Antonio’s 34.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Suns on Wednesday.Celtics: Host Hornets on Wednesday. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore (23) tries to stop Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — The Celtics hobbled into the All-Star break, dropping three games in a row.In its three games back, Boston is looking like a team that made the most of the time off.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he thinks their preparation his been more consistent since coming back from the break.“We’ve just played a little bit better,” Stevens said.One player who the Celtics are continuing to lean on is Irving.He went 8 of 13 from the field and connected on 5 out of 8 3-point attempts. In his last four games Irving is averaging 26.8 points on 39 of 64 shooting, including 15 of 28 from the 3-point line.Irving said he’s feeding off the energy his teammates are giving him.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s just our focus level, getting everybody back. Just knowing what we’re trying to get ready for,” Irving said.JaMychal Green had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies. Marc Gasol added 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.Memphis (18-41) has lost 10 straight games and 10 consecutive on the road. The Grizzlies are also 0-10 on the road this season against the Eastern Conference. They remain the only NBA team with a road victory against the East.Despite the loss, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he left the court encouraged by the way his team competed in the fourth quarter, despite facing a double-digit deficit.“We haven’t been a group that’s laid down, we’ve been a group of guys that have continued to fight,” he said.Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans sat out his second straight game with a right rib injury.Memphis has yet to win a game this season with Evans not in the lineup (0-10).TIP-INSGrizzlies: Are now a Western Conference-worst 5-23 on the road this season. … Went 5 of 23 from the 3-point line… Started the second quarter 1 for 10 from the field. … With the loss, Memphis can’t extend its franchise-record streak of seven consecutive winning seasons. It is the third-longest active streak in the NBA behind only San Antonio (20) and Oklahoma City (eight).Celtics: Irving has scored at least 25 points in nine of his last 14 games. … C Aron Baynes returned action after sitting out Saturday’s win against New York with a left elbow sprain.INJURY BUGThe Grizzlies played without Evans (right rib), Mike Conley (left heel), Chandler Parsons (illness) and Wayne Selden, Jr. (right knee soreness).MR. 700 AFP official booed out of forum Warriors take control in 3rd en route to dumping of Knicks Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extension

first_imgMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have triggered a one-year option in Anthony Martial’s contract. The Frenchman is now under contract until 2020, however, the club have begun negotiations to further extend that deal.Martial is United’s top goalscorer with eight this season and has established himself as a regular starter after previously falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham have all expressed an interest in the 23-year-old. However, Goal claims Martial is open to remaining at Old Trafford beyond 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery: Banega a very good player

first_imgArsenal boss Emery: Banega a very good playerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted his admiration for Sevilla ace Ever Banega.Banega has been linked with a move to Arsenal this month.And Emery says, “I know this player and he’s a very good player.”I cannot tell you more.”I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. At the moment, we haven’t had any news today about that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img