Colombian Navy Supports Scientific Expedition in the Antarctic

first_img“In this mission, the Navy is part of a larger partnership that involves various topics; they are involved because their Sailors are the best trained on the sea and navigation.” An ‘essential’ mission While the ship is not an ice breaker, it is conditioned to withstand extremely cold temperatures. It is equipped with important scientific gear, including instruments, laboratories, movement sensors, and an echo-sounder beneath the hull . A sophisticated Naval vessel In 1959, representatives from 12 countries – including Argentina, Chile, Australia, and the United Kingdom – signed the Antarctic Treaty in Washington, D.C., which calls for the region to be used for peaceful purposes and for the continuation of scientific observations. During the 1980s, Colombia was added to the Treaty as an observer; today, the country now hopes to become a consulting member. A sophisticated Naval vessel By the end of the expedition, the ARC 20 de Julio will have traveled 14,417 nautical miles, with 12 stops to refuel and strengthen ties with friendly nations. The ship will also stop at scientific bases on Greenwich and King George Islands. “Researchers from the Maritime General Directorate at the Center for Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research, along with nine scientists from the Colombian Navy, will conduct an oceanographic survey of Gerlache Bay,” said Commander Camilo Segovia, the ship’s commanding officer, on the website Fan.com. In 1959, representatives from 12 countries – including Argentina, Chile, Australia, and the United Kingdom – signed the Antarctic Treaty in Washington, D.C., which calls for the region to be used for peaceful purposes and for the continuation of scientific observations. During the 1980s, Colombia was added to the Treaty as an observer; today, the country now hopes to become a consulting member. The Antarctic region has significant scientific and geopolitical value. The ARC 20 de Julio is carrying 102 people on the journey, including 82 crew members. The 20 researchers are from 11 Colombian institutions, including the Navy; the National Army, the Maritime General Directorate, the Colombian Ocean Commission; the Admiral Padilla Naval Cadets School; the Colombian Air Force; and the Norte, Valle, Antioquia and Los Andes universities, as well as the Malpelo, Yubarta and the Omacha International Conservation foundations. To achieve this scientific mission in a harsh environment, Military authorities chose the ARC 20 de Julio (OPV-80), one of the most modern vessels in the Colombian National Navy. The Navy’s involvement in the mission demonstrates its dedication to protecting the environment and cooperating with other countries in achieving that goal. It is “protecting the planet,” said National University of Colombia security analyst Edwin Hernández. By the end of the expedition, the ARC 20 de Julio will have traveled 14,417 nautical miles, with 12 stops to refuel and strengthen ties with friendly nations. The ship will also stop at scientific bases on Greenwich and King George Islands. Scientists will conduct research experiments on how different areas of the Antarctic impact the planet. Among other tasks, they will create navigational charts for unexplored areas of the Antarctic, and investigate maritime security, the El Niño phenomenon, and the behavior of large mammals and fish. The scientists are aboard the ARC 20 de Julio military patrol vessel, which embarked on the mission on December 16 from the Bolívar Naval Base in Cartagena. The ship crossed the Panama Canal, and then sailed down the Pacific coast of South America before arriving in the Antarctic on January 18. The mission will conclude on March 12. “This ship was chosen for the expedition [to the Antarctic] because of its operational capacity, its versatility, and its configuration,” Commander Segovia said, according to El Heraldo. The ARC 20 de Julio is one of the latest naval creations from the shipyards operated by Colombia’s Science and Technology Corporation for the Development of Naval Maritime and Riverine Industry (Cotecmar). This vessel became part of the Colombian fleet in 2012. The ship, which is more than 80 meters long and 13 meters wide, is not an ice-breaker. On its first mission, the ARC 20 de Julio was assigned to the Tumaco Drug Enforcement Task Force, where it conducted maritime interdiction operations to dismantle terrorist support networks linked to drug trafficking off Colombia’s Pacific coast, according the website for the Colombian Antarctic Program. The mission marks the launch of the Colombian Antarctic Program, which will establish a geopolitical presence on the continent and lay the groundwork for continued scientific investigations. The Colombian Navy is providing logistical, operational, and scientific support – and its largest and most sophisticated ship – for 20 researchers conducting the country’s first scientific expedition to the Antarctic. An ‘essential’ mission The Colombian Navy is providing logistical, operational, and scientific support – and its largest and most sophisticated ship – for 20 researchers conducting the country’s first scientific expedition to the Antarctic. The mission marks the launch of the Colombian Antarctic Program, which will establish a geopolitical presence on the continent and lay the groundwork for continued scientific investigations. The ARC 20 de Julio is carrying 102 people on the journey, including 82 crew members. The 20 researchers are from 11 Colombian institutions, including the Navy; the National Army, the Maritime General Directorate, the Colombian Ocean Commission; the Admiral Padilla Naval Cadets School; the Colombian Air Force; and the Norte, Valle, Antioquia and Los Andes universities, as well as the Malpelo, Yubarta and the Omacha International Conservation foundations. The Colombian Navy protects the environment By Dialogo January 23, 2015 The ARC 20 de Julio is one of the latest naval creations from the shipyards operated by Colombia’s Science and Technology Corporation for the Development of Naval Maritime and Riverine Industry (Cotecmar). This vessel became part of the Colombian fleet in 2012. The ship, which is more than 80 meters long and 13 meters wide, is not an ice-breaker. On its first mission, the ARC 20 de Julio was assigned to the Tumaco Drug Enforcement Task Force, where it conducted maritime interdiction operations to dismantle terrorist support networks linked to drug trafficking off Colombia’s Pacific coast, according the website for the Colombian Antarctic Program. “Researchers from the Maritime General Directorate at the Center for Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research, along with nine scientists from the Colombian Navy, will conduct an oceanographic survey of Gerlache Bay,” said Commander Camilo Segovia, the ship’s commanding officer, on the website Fan.com. Scientists will conduct research experiments on how different areas of the Antarctic impact the planet. Among other tasks, they will create navigational charts for unexplored areas of the Antarctic, and investigate maritime security, the El Niño phenomenon, and the behavior of large mammals and fish. “The mission is essential for our nation’s survival,” added Segovia. “The expedition is key to performing various experiments that will determine how our climate, biodiversity and agricultural production will be affected by the climatic conditions in the Antarctic.” The Navy’s involvement in the mission demonstrates its dedication to protecting the environment and cooperating with other countries in achieving that goal. It is “protecting the planet,” said National University of Colombia security analyst Edwin Hernández. “The National Navy will continue to undertake actions to protect the country’s naval power and sciences, and its support for the Colombian Antarctic Program will support the country’s desire to become a consulting member of the Antarctic Treaty,” the Colombian Navy announced in a press release. “This ship was chosen for the expedition [to the Antarctic] because of its operational capacity, its versatility, and its configuration,” Commander Segovia said, according to El Heraldo. While the ship is not an ice breaker, it is conditioned to withstand extremely cold temperatures. It is equipped with important scientific gear, including instruments, laboratories, movement sensors, and an echo-sounder beneath the hull . The Colombian Navy protects the environment “In this mission, the Navy is part of a larger partnership that involves various topics; they are involved because their Sailors are the best trained on the sea and navigation.” To achieve this scientific mission in a harsh environment, Military authorities chose the ARC 20 de Julio (OPV-80), one of the most modern vessels in the Colombian National Navy. The scientists are aboard the ARC 20 de Julio military patrol vessel, which embarked on the mission on December 16 from the Bolívar Naval Base in Cartagena. The ship crossed the Panama Canal, and then sailed down the Pacific coast of South America before arriving in the Antarctic on January 18. The mission will conclude on March 12. The Antarctic region has significant scientific and geopolitical value. “The mission is essential for our nation’s survival,” added Segovia. “The expedition is key to performing various experiments that will determine how our climate, biodiversity and agricultural production will be affected by the climatic conditions in the Antarctic.” “The National Navy will continue to undertake actions to protect the country’s naval power and sciences, and its support for the Colombian Antarctic Program will support the country’s desire to become a consulting member of the Antarctic Treaty,” the Colombian Navy announced in a press release. It’s good to know what’s happening in the world and I like it a lot It’s very good that the Colombian Navy is contributing to these scientific investigations There are at least 5 fires a day in the Cauca Valley. I have proof of this in more than 50 photographic records, no one takes responsibility for this because we’re between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand our villages’ labor force and sidewalks and on the other our environment. WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT? If the number of fires is reduced, the number of machines will increase, and therefore the labor force will be cut and if burns are carried out the labor force is happy but the environment will collapse.last_img read more

3 places to visit during #CUNAGAC in Washington

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’m sure your bags are packed and your itinerary is set for CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, which begins this weekend in Washington DC. Hopefully you plan to eat at one of the three places I recommended, before leaving the city. After you have filled up on empanadas, a half-smoke or authentic mexican cuisine, walk it off by visiting one of the many area attractions. If there is one indisputable fact about Washington DC, it’s that there is no shortage of entertainment – specifically in the form of places to visit. If you haven’t visited one of the many Smithsonian Museums (the National Air and Space Museum is my favorite) or the United States Holocaust Museum (a moving experience, to say the least) you had better make time and ignore my list of three lesser-known places to spend your free time (which don’t make TripAdvisors top ten).Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is also the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill. The collections of the Library of Congress include more than 32 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, a Gutenberg Bible and the Betts Stradivarius. The library does not publicly circulate, but if you are interested in handling books or doing research you can obtain a reader registration card in person at the Madison Building, Room LM 140 (first floor near the Independence Avenue enterance). Thomas Jefferson Building – 10 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20540. continue reading »last_img read more

Child drowns during family party in Dearborn County

first_imgDearborn County, In. — The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says a child drowned during a family party.The girl was found at 6:15 p.m. Saturday by her father after not being seen for several minutes. She was playing in and near an above-ground pool in the backyard of the home.The female victim was pronounced dead at the Dearborn County Hospital at 7:15 p.m.The child has been identified as one-year-old Adelade Morrison.last_img

MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO POLE NEAR LIFFORD

first_imgA man was treated in hospital after his car crashed into a pole at Porthall, Lifford last night (THURS).The accident happened before 8pm and the road was closed for a time to allow the emergency services to attend the scene.It is understood the man lost control of his car before it crashed. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.It is believed there was also a young person in the car but they were not injured.The road was reopened around 9pm.The man’s injuries are not understood to be serious.  MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO POLE NEAR LIFFORD was last modified: January 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashdonegalhospitalLiffordlast_img read more

Kevin Pillar’s career year with Giants shows why ‘eye test’ matters in big decision

first_imgST. LOUIS — Kevin Pillar is not an analytics darling.The Giants’ center fielder has homered more than he’s walked, has posted an on-base percentage under .300 and has found a way to play inspiring defense without inspiring love from advanced metrics.In many ways, Pillar is exactly the type of player Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi tries to avoid.Zaidi wants position players who demonstrate an advanced feel for the strike zone, batters who work deep counts and fielders …last_img

The dozen agencies that keep the country moving

first_imgTransport is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth, ensuring goods and people move swiftly and safely to their destinations. We list the 12 agencies that keep South Africa and the economy ticking.There are 12 state-owned agencies that report to the Department of Transport and, collectively, they cover the country, from the east to the west coast and from the borders of the far north to the southernmost tip of Africa. (Pixlr.com)The country’s road, rail and maritime networks combined ensure the sustained growth of economic activity; the effective movement of goods and services and the safe travel of people.The National Department of Transport oversees the integration of the different modes and ensures a coordinated response to the country’s long-term transport requirements.There are 12 state-owned agencies that report to the Department of Transport and, collectively, they cover the country, from the east to the west coast and from the borders of the far north to the southernmost tip of Africa.Meet the agencies that keep SA movingThe South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Limited (SANRAL) is responsible for the planning, management, and maintenance of the country’s national road network. With more than 22 000km of primary road network under its control, it plays an important role in keeping the country’s economic wheels turning and improving the safety and travel experience of commuters.All road traffic that crosses the country’s extensive borders with neighbouring states is managed by the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency. Its aim is to reduce operational constraints and facilitate the free flow of trade and traffic.The Road Accident Fund provides a social security net to citizens by making available compulsory social insurance cover. The cover is in the form of indemnity insurance to persons who cause accidents and personal insurance to victims of motor accidents.The mission of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency is to encourage compliance with traffic laws through education and awareness campaigns, and the application of laws and regulations to penalise road users who contravene the rules of the road.The Road Traffic Management Agency coordinates the activities of agencies responsible for road safety across the national, provincial and local spheres of government. Its objective is to improve safety, security, discipline and mobility on the country’s roads.The Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) is responsible for most of the passenger rail services in the country. Prasa consists of: Metrorail, which operates commuter rail services in urban areas; the Shosholoza Meyl, which operates long-distance passenger rail services; and Autopax, which manages long distance coach services. It also oversees regional rail services.The Railway Safety Regulator oversees safety on the network and investigates accidents and incidents relating to rail transport.More than 40-million passengers pass through the nine major airports managed by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) every year. ACSA has grown into an efficient and commercially successful business which has expanded its operations to major markets overseas.The activities of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services ensure air safety and traffic control across the entire county as well as large parts of the southern Indian and Atlantic oceans.The Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for the enforcement of civil aviation safety and security through regulation, enforcement and the promotion of higher levels of safety in the industry.The Ports Regulator is an independent body that promotes access to ports and facilities and monitors the industry’s adherence to the national policy and regulatory framework.The country’s coastline stretches more than 2 500km from the desert border with Namibia on the west coast to Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. The South African Maritime Safety Authority was established to promote the country’s maritime interests, ensure the safety of life and property and combat pollution in the marine environment.Source: South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

National Affiliate Development Coordinator

first_imgNational Affiliate Development CoordinatorRemuneration: Structured to attract quality candidates & dependant on experienceTouch Football Australia (TFA) invites applicants to fill the position of the National Affiliate Development Coordinator for TFA in the Canberra Office.  The position is business critical and vital to the delivery of service support programs for all affiliates participating in one of Australia’s fastest growing sports.  As a key member of the Sports Development team, and reporting directly to the Sports Operations Manager, you will contribute to the strategic direction, long term planning and growth initiatives of the sport of Touch.  Your responsibilities will include coordinating the delivery of affiliate and operational support systems to the national office, state operations and affiliate members under a unified management structure being delivered for the administration of the sport of Touch.You will be tasked with the operational delivery of the national affiliate management and servicing system and business initiatives that are vital to the overall delivery of this exciting sport.A huge focus will be placed on the support to the national network of sport operations and program synergies of the organisation and their improved alignment with the unified operational function. Strong client service and communication skills are a must along with a proven success in operational management.A Job Description including selection criteria is available at: www.austouch.com.au.By COB Thursday the 21 May 2009, applicants should email a 2 page letter of introduction addressing qualifications and experience as they relate to the selection criteria, together with a resume containing contact details of referees to [email protected]  Employment will be subject to conditions as outlined in the TFA Certified Agreement.Further information: Garry Foran, Commercial Operations Manager (02) 62122800.Related Filesaffiliate_development_coordinator_01-pdflast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara

first_imgBarcelona interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Laraby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are interested in Sevilla youngster Jose Alonso Lara.Lara is currently a free agent after his deal expired on January 1.Diario de Seville says Barcelona are keeping tabs on the situation as the player is a teammate of Miranda and Abel Ruiz with Spain U21. However there are many teams from all over Europe in the running for the promising youngster.Lara made his first team debut last season under Joaquin Caparros, who is now Sevilla’s football director. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoLiverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive help

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Milner: Adrian has been massive helpby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder James Milner has lauded Adrian for filling in during the absence of Alisson.The Spaniard did not lose a single Premier League game after the Brazilian went down injured on the opening game.And Milner says it is a luxury to have two quality goalkeepers.”I think Adrian did fantastically well to step in at the time he did,” said Milner.”He had not trained much, he wasn’t match fit but he made some massive saves at big points in games.”He did a fantastic job and slipped straight into the squad. I can’t say enough good things about him.”But Ali, we know how good he is. How well he did in his first season and what he brings to the team, both in terms of his goalkeeping and his character – but also his ability with his feet.”He is obviously massive. He will help us again and hopefully it won’t take him too long to get back up to speed. But the job Adrian did was fantastic.” last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Asked A Recruit To Play For Michigan The Same Way The Recruit Asked His Date To Prom

first_imgJim Harbaugh with a weird sign.New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is getting rather creative in his attempts to land four-star defensive tackle recruit Boss Tagaloa. Harbaugh, who really seems to be embracing social media the past few months, found a photo of Tagaloa asking his date to prom. Harbaugh then copied the format to ask Tagaloa to play for Michigan. You can’t make this stuff up.Prom with this butt head @_BT75 pic.twitter.com/H98oPqJXah— Sof (@sofmorales13) March 11, 2015I usually don’t tweet things like this, so forgive me but this is just really too funny not to! haha #ImDone pic.twitter.com/Muk5ZcVYzd— Boss Tagaloa (@_BT75) March 14, 2015We have no idea if this is going to work, but it’s clear that he’s got Tagaloa’s attention. Sometimes bizarre tactics like this can be the difference.last_img read more