Veterans Day 2012

first_img Sponsored Content Veterans Day 2012 Latest Stories “And their sacrifice is great,” he said. “Our soldiers, Marines and sailors are just as brave and willing as ever before. And, as Teddy Roosevelt said, ‘The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.’”And it is those men and women, those who are actually in the arena that are honored on Veterans Day.“They have endured, sacrificed and given their all so that those of us who cannot do or choose not to do can enjoy the freedoms that we as Americans have,” he said. “These young soldiers have had to experience the horrors of war. Many of them were farm boys, like those from Pike County who left home for a cause greater than themselves.”Lawrence mentioned and recognized several local veterans who were ordinary men who stepped out and did extra ordinary things.The military exploits of Corp. Irvin Pinckard and Col. Herman Youngblood of Troy and Corp. John Blair of Springhill are among the many recorded in Lawrence’s recently released book, “Airman’s Odyssey: An Air Force Special Operator’s Incredible Journey.”Lawrence wrote the book to pay tribute to all veterans who are unsung heroes. He said this country owes a debt to America’s veterans and it is one that can never be fully repaid.“So, we can only honor them through ceremonies like this one today,” he said. “I am honored to be in the presence of these veterans. It’s true that so many owe so much to so few and I salute them.” Book Nook to reopen Email the author As the rains began to fall, one elderly man stopped and turned to another “What he said about so few doing for so many … who said that?” a veteran asked.Lt. Col. James D. “Jim” Lawrence, USAF (Ret) was the featured speaker at the annual Veterans Day program at Bicentennial Park in Troy at the 11th hour on Monday.“What he said …” was a quote Lawrence repeated several times to bring honor to the men and women who have answered the call of their country: “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” It is attributed to former British Prime Minster Winston Churchill. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The American Legion Post 70 in Troy hosted the Veterans Day Program at Bicentennial Park at the 11th Hour on Monday. Above, Katie Hale, President of the Post 70 Auxillary and Past Post Commander Fred Kreps placed the memoriai wreath at the Veterans Memorial to close the Veterans Day Progam. Below, a large crowd of veterans and community leaders and citizens attended the annual Veterans Day Program.‘Owed by so many to so few’Dark clouds began to bank in the north, threatening to bring the Veterans Day program at Bicentennial Park to an early close Monday.But the rains didn’t come until the Memorial Wreath was being placed at the Veterans Memorial, as most of those who came to honor the veterans of all American wars scurried to shelter. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Going mobile First National Bank customers are now able to track their spending habits, check their balance and make electronic bill payments… read more Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Lawrence used Churchill’s words to bring greater awareness to the great debt of gratitude that Americans owe to those who have fought for and preserve the freedoms that are the envy of people around the world.But Lawrence said the number of Americans who make up the country’s fighting forces is dimishing.“During World War II, 11.2 percent of the America’s population was in the military,” he said. “During Vietnam, 4.3 percent served and, today, our military is only .5 perent of our population. Only 10 members of Congress have served in the military and neither of the 2012 presidential candidates have served.”Lawrence said today’s military is made up of ordinary citizens who do extraordinary things. “Ordinary citizens who become America’s first line of defense against tyranny.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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USS Germantown FST Conducts Survey ahead of Amphibious Operations

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Operations Training & Education View post tag: Defence View post tag: crew View post tag: Germantown View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Naval View post tag: team View post tag: Defense View post tag: fleet A Fleet Survey Team (FST) from John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss., embarked on dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), took to the waters of Shoalwater Bay to conduct hydrographic surveys prior to Germantown’s planned amphibious operations, July 15 – 16.Hydrographic surveys provide mission critical information about water depth levels and help chart a map of the seafloor to better optimize shore landings during amphibious operations.“We survey the beach and we find the best possible landing zone for any amphibious assault vehicle,” said Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Jacob Tutor. “We give them a safe entry and exit route to the beach.”While it is more common to fly a survey team ahead of the ship, Commander Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11, Germantown’s parent command, prefers to embark an FST on the ship, where they would have more flexibility to perform surveys from the sea.“Embarking a survey team with us is a highly effective way of getting the information we need without having to actually be in-country prior to our arrival,” said Lt. Dwayne Scott, the ship’s boatswain.Due to the constant change of waters and topographic features caused by weather conditions, surveys require periodic updates to maintain the most up-to-date information.“It’s been a while since we’ve surveyed here, so conducting this survey is extremely critical to the safety of our crew and security of our equipment,” said Scott.The information from the survey will provide data for PHIBRON 11, the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, forward deployed in Okinawa, Japan, and the Australian navy during exercise Talisman Saber 2013 – a comprehensive, complex training evolution that combines the U.S. and Australian maritime and sea-to-shore capabilities, aimed to improve combat readiness and interoperability.Germantown is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and is currently participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2013 in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.The Bonhomme Richard ARG is commanded by Capt. Cathal O’Connor, commodore, PHIBRON 11 and reports to the Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, headquartered in White Beach, Okinawa, Japan.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: US Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown FST Conducts Survey ahead of Amphibious Operations View post tag: Hydrographic USS Germantown FST Conducts Survey ahead of Amphibious Operations View post tag: conducts July 17, 2013 View post tag: USS View post tag: survey Share this articlelast_img read more

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Concern at No HeterOx ‘purge’ from Facebook group

first_imgOxford students have hit out after being excluded from No HeterOx, a Facebook group created to give a platform to Oxford’s Queer and Trans community, allegedly because of their political views.The Facebook group’s privacy has now been set to ‘closed’, meaning only members can see its content.  Accusations of anti-Semitism have also been levelled at some members of the group, due to the use of the terms ‘Zionist’ and ‘Zio’.The No HeterOx Facebook administrators have now excluded several people while others have left voluntarily. The group describes itself as “a new print publication, acting as a platform of discussion and expression for Oxford’s Queer and Trans community…All, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, are welcome to contribute.”An official statement, posted by one of the Facebook group’s administrators Tam Guobadia, stated: “Over the last couple of months it has become clear that this group has been more or less derailed from its original purpose which was to provide a space to amplify the voices routinely sidelined by a mainstream gay rights discourse more concerned with marriage than murder. Unsurprisingly, the endemic problem is one of white cis men, blissfully ignorant of their privilege, drowning out everyone else with their basic as hell politics.“This group is not politically neutral: we are against assimilation and conservatism. As this seems to come up again and again and it seems some clarification is needed, Zionists are not welcome here. If you disagree with the fundamental attitudes of this group, that’s fine, but please leave. You are welcome to setup your own group that is more in tune with your ideology. Otherwise, you will be removed.”Rowan Davis, another administrator of the group, commented on the post saying, “We share a radical politic that sees the root of the oppression of queer people not in the minds of individuals but in structural forces that will not be solved by making us more and more integrated into cis-het society but instead standing up and saying ‘we’re queer and the rest of you are going to have to deal with it’ – by directly intervening in the monotony of cisheterosexism. David Browne, who was also removed from the group, commented, “To be honest, I’m not surprised I was removed; I had dared to like comments by a Jewish member who felt uncomfortable with the open apologism for the use of the anti-Semitic “zio” slur, and my public criticism of the admins probably made me an obvious target for a purge based on the views of the admins.“I think the mass removal of people based on politics (or even suspected politics in some cases) is extremely unhelpful; it plays into a false narrative that being LGBTQIA+ somehow inherently determines your political views. There is nothing about anyone’s sexuality or gender that dictates you must be anti-establishment, anti-capitalist, anti-marriage or anti-Zionist.“Further, it’s extremely hypocritical of such a group to declare spaces ‘unsafe’ only insofar as it allows for abuse and marginalisation of those raising legitimate points about your own language; the difference between a call-out and thread derailment appears to simply be whether the admins agree with your concern, and to demand that no comment or discussion is passed on their statements while talking about identifiable people behind their backs. “Perhaps, if the admins are serious in their acknowledgement that there is no one LGBTQIA+ community, they should retitle the blurb for the group from “a platform of discussion and expression for Oxford’s Queer and Trans community”, to something more accurate, perhaps: “a group for radical left-wing anti-Zionists, ideally Queer or Trans”.”Tam Guobadia told Cherwell, “We the creators and admin’s felt an intervention was necessary for a variety of reasons: because the basic, quietist ultra conservative politics that this space was born of an abhorrence for; the kind of throw-everyone-under-the-bus that isn’t a white cis-man politics; the kind of politics that silence the resistance and disturbances of qpoc and trans women of colour as inappropriate; the kind of wait-for-your-turn, assimilationist politics that our liberation is not to be found in; aggressively statist-zionist politics that seek to justify the violences of a colonialist state by masqueraded behind queer identity-has become a dominant voice, holding back discourse, and supporting status quo’s that erase our queer experience under the banner of free speech and liberalism. “This group is anti-police, anti-prison, anti-heteronormative, anti-homonationalist, anti-colonial, anti-state, anti-corporate.”Jan Václav Nedvídek, a 3rd year PPEist who was removed from the group, commented, “I don’t really mind I’ve been kicked out, I would probably have left anyway pretty soon. After white gays like myself were told to ‘shut the f*ck up’, it didn’t really feel like the most welcoming group on Facebook. I particularly felt very disappointed by the fact that people seem to think that white gays don’t experience any hardship – I invite those who hold that view on a short trip to Russia, which might make them change their minds. Being from Eastern Europe myself, I find this erasure most unfortunate.”William Round, a PPE graduate from Brasenose, commented, “I left No HeterOx of my own accord within the last week because, as a gay man with moderate political views, I was tired of the effectively doctrinal insistence of administrators and dominant members of this page that discussion of LGBT issues should be conducted within a narrow, radical left-wing framework.“A particularly disgraceful symptom of this malaise is the anti-white racism that permeates the group. Whatever liberationist mission statement the group claims to have, it is simply wrong to alienate a substantial proportion of LGBT people in Oxford from mainstream online discussion of LGBT issues across the university. How, for example, is ‘fuck privileged gays’ meant to aid constructive dialogue? “It’s time to face up to the fact that this alienation has only happened through the way this forum has been managed. As we ourselves are trying to stand up for acceptance and tolerance for our community, we need to demonstrate willingness for bridge-building within our community first. “Now I’ve left, my advice to future Oxford students is to show, in greater numbers, the courage to take on the narrative promulgated by certain individuals, and reclaim the real opportunity for free discussion for all students, and particularly for all LGBT students on LGBT pages.”center_img “This has never just been about offence: These “opinions” offend us because they oppress us- they make it easier to do violence to the most marginalised of our community. So we abhor the pink washing of the colonialist projects these politics uphold.”Issue was also raised with the use of the term ‘Zionist’ in the official statement.Jacob Brennan, who raised concern on the Facebook page over the use of the term, told Cherwell: “It was never my intention for this to become a defence of Zionism or to erase the highly damaging actions carried out under the banner of Zionism, which I find highly problematic as a Jew and someone on the left. It was merely to point out that it is a highly complex ideology that should be open to interpretation and discussion.“Israel is definitely a colonial project, but Zionism is not purely colonialism. It is also a response to colonialism, the result of conflicting Jewish and Palestinian national movements, and in its early stages was greatly influenced by socialism, anarchism, religious prophecy and existential fears. My Zionism starts and ends with Israel’s right to exist within its pre-1967 borders.“I believe that some of the responses to my viewpoint were overtly anti-Semitic: the original poster of the ‘Zio’ comment accused me of spreading Israeli propaganda (referring to me as ‘the above Zionist’ and repeating the word I had asked them not to use in a way which was overtly confrontational) in language which resembled an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. When another (non-Zionist) Jew called out their use of anti-Semitic tropes, no action was taken by the admins.”When asked about the use of the word ‘zionist’, Guobadia commented, “We are anti-Zionist, because we are anti-colonialist; we are anti-empire; we are anti-manifest-destiny. A radically intersectional queer space is necessarily so, because we fundamentally abhor the segregation, violence, systematic dehumanistation and racism that all imperial and colonial projects are predicated upon. Regardless of nuanced, and complex relationships we all have with political ideologies, and our personal interpretations of them, they cannot be validated or severed from how they are violently enacted in practise.“We stand with Jewish peoples against anti-semitism, but we cannot stand with a political ideology used to prop up a colonialist project – our refusal of Zionist ideology as peoples and people of colour all the result and living with all the trauma of colonialism projects, does not make us anti-Semitic.”“I think there’s so much difficulty that is faced as a result of a lack of nuance, and I worry that we argue at cross-purposes, with everyone differing in their interpretation of Zionism, or rather what Zionism is shorthand for, which is confusing the discourse, and creating disputes where there is more overlap and consensus than disagreement. We accept the literal and abstract concepts of Zionism as interpreted by student Jewish youth, but also balance this with the realities of the enactment of this in Palestinian displacement/colonial violence, and Zionism in the sense we use it, is hard to sever from what is happening in actual tangible struggle.”Annie Teriba, another No HeterOx group administrator, was reached for comment. Read the full official statement by the group administrators here.last_img read more

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BEST COSTUME (Nicholas Oresko)

first_imgBEST COSTUME — As part of the Halloween festivities at Nicholas Oresko Community School students participated in the Best Costume Contest.  Pictured are the winners of the Best Costume Contest: Back Row: Emily Buzinkai, Charlize Olmo, Kaysea Zurawski, Front Row: Mark Plotarev ×last_img

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Vibrant Communities to host free neighborhood improvement roundtable next week

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Facebook Vibrant Communities to host free neighborhood improvement roundtable next week Google+ Pinterest Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – October 23, 2020 0 315 WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/vibrantelkhartcounty.org) Elkhart County residents are invited to join a neighborhood improvement workshop next week.Vibrant Communities will host its next Community Champions Roundtable on Thursday, October 29. The roundtable is meant to provide residents with information on how to put extra love into their neighborhoods.Guest speakers will include:Daniela Panetta, Community Building Specialist with La CasaBernice Radle, a neighborhood developer and owner of Buffalove Development of Buffalo, NYSally Bawtinheimer of ElkhartThe event is set to take place from 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register, visit vibrantelkhartcounty.org. The link for the Zoom meeting will be sent to you via email.center_img Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp TAGSCommunity Champions RoundtablediscussionElkhart CountyfreeIndianaOctober 29roundtableVibrant CommunitiesZoom Previous articleCommunity Foundation of Elkhart County awards more than $2M in grantsNext articleVictims of deadly double shooting at Waterford Glen Apartments identified Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Guidance: National contingency plan for invasive mosquitoes

first_imgThis document outlines the actions, as agreed across Government, that should be taken in the event of a non-native invasive mosquito species of public or animal health importance being detected in England.The current situation is that Aedes albopictus mosquitoes has been found at different sites in Kent (annually from 2016 to 2019) and London (2019) without establishment or transmission of exotic viruses.This document only covers actions taken at the local level when invasive mosquitoes are detected.last_img read more

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Electric Beethoven Makes World Debut At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgLast night, Electric Beethoven played their first show ever at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. Billed as the first-ever “Classical Dance Music” live band, the project is the brainchild of bassist Reed Mathis, and features a lineup that includes Jay Lane, Cochrane McMillan, Todd Stoops, and Clay Welch.With only snippets of information leaking over the last couple months, fans were finally treated to what the band describes as “CDM interpretations of Beethoven’s finest works.” It’s the perfect treat for the contemporary music enthusiast who appreciates the modern hand on some epic classics. The band heroically executed Beethoven’s entire third and sixth symphonies, “jammed the fuck out of course,” which you can begin to dissect in the video clips below: Electric Beethoven is sticking around the area, bringing a very second performance to Outside Lands as an official attraction dubbed the “Electric Beethoven Acid Test.” The sold out festival will feature the band on the GastroMagic Stage next Saturday, August 6th, at 4:00 PM. The symphonies were performed in reverse order, so the setlist from last night looks like this:Electric Beethoven @ Terrapin Crossroads 8/3/16:Set I – Beethoven’s 3rd:FinaleRebirthFuneral MarchIn Memory Of A Great ManSet II – Beethoven’s 6thShepherd’s SongThunderstormRain DanceScene By The RiverAwakening Of Happiness[Instagram clips via Kat Bazlen]last_img read more

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Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prize winners named

first_img Read Full Story On Dec. 6, 2018, faculty, students, and staff gathered to celebrate the awarding of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes. Co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, the event was well attended, including an appearance by Rokuichiro Michii, the consul general of Japan in Boston.Wesley Jacobsen welcomed the participants and introduced the Monane Prize. Established in 1991, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduates who demonstrate both past achievements and a strong potential for future contributions to the study of Japan. After presenting the award to this year’s recipient, Westley Cook ’20, Jacobsen gave the floor to Ikue Shingu, preceptor in Japanese, who spoke about Cook’s academic accomplishments.A junior and fifth-year Japanese student, Cook arrived at Harvard having already studied Japanese for two years while doing missionary work in Tokyo. Shingu praised Cook for his “enormous talent and potential” for presenting on a multitude of topics in Japanese, calling him “one of the very best students I have ever taught in my teaching career, in every way.” Cook delivered a brief acceptance speech in Japanese and English, thanking his teachers for their support.Gavin Whitelaw, executive director of the Reischauer Institute,  added his own praise for Cook, calling him “exemplary” of Monane prize winners who have “played an active role in connecting Harvard to Japan.” Cook participated in the Reischauer Institute-supported summer internships in Japan in both 2017 and 2018, teaching English to Japanese students and interning at Rikuzentakata, a municipality that suffered in Japan’s 2011 natural disasters.Whitelaw then introduced the recipients of the Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies. For the past 23 years, the Noma-Reischauer Prize has been awarded to the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard students.  Whitelaw also thanked this year’s committee readers, David Odo, director of student programs and research curator of University Collections Initiatives, Harvard Art Museums; and Merry White, professor of anthropology at Boston University and RIJS associate in research.  The 2018 Graduate Noma-Reischauer Prize was awarded to Sara Kang, a first-year Ph.D. candidate in history and 2018 RSEA program graduate. Her research focuses on the national limitations of women’s feminist agendas, particularly in Japan and Korea. Her winning paper was her master’s thesis, “Letters from Occupied Women: Gender and Nation in the Occupation of Japan (1945-2017).” In her brief statement about the essay, Sara read a moving excerpt about an occupied Japanese woman’s criticism of her American neighbors.The Undergraduate Noma-Reischauer Prize was awarded to Jasmine Parmley ‘21, a sophomore with a concentration in English, for her paper “Yokohama Night Clubs as Contact Zones: Mirroring Constructed Racial Divisions and Building National Identity in Postwar Japan.” Written for the course “America in Japan,” taught by visiting Professor Shunya Yoshimi from the University of Tokyo, the paper examined how nightclubs during occupation affected Japanese culture, music, and social hierarchies.last_img read more

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Alumnus shares design career trajectory

first_imgRyan Meinerding, the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios and 1999 Notre Dame graduate, spoke Monday night in West Lake Hall about his career in design and his work on various movies including Iron Man 2, Captain America and The Avengers.“I head up a team of artists that actually do all the character design for all of the marvel studios movies,” Meinerding said. “We also do key frame illustrations, which is going through the script and figuring out what the key moments are and how to visualize them. We illustrate and design things as early as possible in production so the director and producers can understand what the movie is going to look like before it’s made.”Meinerding said he dabbled in website and video game character design before working for Marvel Studios.“I began trying to do animation style work, but I learned very quickly that across all of the companies that do animation: Pixar, DreamWorks, Sony, there are basically three guys that do all of the animation,” he said. “The jobs that are design jobs for the other people are designing all the doors or all the tables in the films and I decided pretty quickly I wasn’t going to do animation, which is sad because I really enjoy it.“That’s when I started to do more realistic work, like live action film design.”Meinerding said he and his team focus on whatever story the filmmakers are trying to tell and align the spirit of the characters with the Marvel Universe.“The visuals of the movie define the tone, however dramatic or comedic, and that’s the driving force for the storytelling,” he said. “Behind that, we aim to be true to the comics. Other comic book movies that are being done not by Marvel Studios aren’t always using that as the basis for their films, but at Marvel we try to be true to the story of the film and true to the source material.”“We have a faith in the character and in the brand that’s been around forever,” he said. “Captain America has been around for over 70 years. We try to find what’s fantastic about that character and bring it to life, as opposed to reinterpreting or changing it.”One of the biggest challenges as a designer in the film industry is maintaining a sense of integrity and pride in your work, Meinerding said, while still putting out pieces at the demanding pace required by the industry.“It’s very easy to get beaten down by deadlines and say I can’t do something good,” he said. “That’s a constant challenge with concept art because things have gotten to the point where people are just using photocopying and using pictures as their bases and not taking pride in their work, they just want to get something done that looks realistic.”Meinerding said it can be challenging when his work is not selected as the final design, but that he has learned to step back as a manager and realize that the design that is chosen will be quality.“Our job is to present the best options that we are capable of preventing,” he said. “If I get to draw Captain America and it doesn’t get picked I’m still okay with that because I got to draw Captain America. It can get disheartening in some context like when politics are involved and they actively aren’t picking the best design, but because we’re in a place where I have hired a lot of people that I know are doing great stuff. If my stuff doesn’t get picked, I still know it’s going to be a good design.”Tags: Marvellast_img read more

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Colombia and Panama Seize Cocaine and Marijuana

first_imgThe Colombian National Navy recently seized 1,316 kilograms of cocaine in the Department of Chocó along the country’s northern Pacific Coast. The Colombian National Navy recently seized 1,316 kilograms of cocaine in the Department of Chocó along the country’s northern Pacific Coast. The National Police have played an important role in the Central American nation’s counter-narcotics fight since the government abolished the Military in 1990. The National Police assists the country’s National Border Service (SENAFRONT) and the National Air-Naval Service (SENAN), the branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have replaced the Armed Forces. For those of us Colombians who don’t have our eyes or our thoughts covered, all these entities, OAS, international human rights, are a sophism by the Colombian government to distract us, because they aren’t applied except for their personal benefit. The Navy has launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine and marijuana, which was taken to the Marine Battalion No. 23 facility in Bahía Solano, for safekeeping. Naval Troops took fire from armed men as they approached an area covered with mangroves in the municipality of Juradó. However, the men fled the scene to evade capture, leaving behind the cocaine, three automatic rifles, a fragmentation grenade, and 210 ammunition cartridges, according to the Navy. By Dialogo March 20, 2015 Panama’s National Police seize 302 kilograms of cocaine They found 185 kilograms of cocaine in one suitcase and 117 in the other. They arrived on a ship from Chile; Officers suspect drug traffickers loaded the suitcases while it was en route to Panama because they “were wet and quite deteriorated,” the National Police said in a statement. The National Police have played an important role in the Central American nation’s counter-narcotics fight since the government abolished the Military in 1990. The National Police assists the country’s National Border Service (SENAFRONT) and the National Air-Naval Service (SENAN), the branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have replaced the Armed Forces. Naval Troops took fire from armed men as they approached an area covered with mangroves in the municipality of Juradó. However, the men fled the scene to evade capture, leaving behind the cocaine, three automatic rifles, a fragmentation grenade, and 210 ammunition cartridges, according to the Navy. Panama’s National Police seized 302 kilograms of cocaine on March 10 from two large suitcases that had arrived at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal, and that were destined for Guatemala’s Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific Coast. The mission continued in the nearby municipality of Bahía Solano, where Troops confiscated 100 kilograms of marijuana that had been divided among four packages hidden among the roots of a tree. The mission continued in the nearby municipality of Bahía Solano, where Troops confiscated 100 kilograms of marijuana that had been divided among four packages hidden among the roots of a tree. They found 185 kilograms of cocaine in one suitcase and 117 in the other. They arrived on a ship from Chile; Officers suspect drug traffickers loaded the suitcases while it was en route to Panama because they “were wet and quite deteriorated,” the National Police said in a statement. The Navy has launched an investigation to determine who owned the cocaine and marijuana, which was taken to the Marine Battalion No. 23 facility in Bahía Solano, for safekeeping. Panama’s National Police seize 302 kilograms of cocaine Panama’s National Police seized 302 kilograms of cocaine on March 10 from two large suitcases that had arrived at the Port of Rodman on the Panama Canal, and that were destined for Guatemala’s Puerto Quetzal on the Pacific Coast. last_img read more

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