By Carolina Contreras/Diálogo December 15, 2016 Chile’s and Argentina’s navies, armies, and air forces are ready to aid the population in the event of a natural disaster in either of the two countries at any time. Those were the conclusions reached by the military authorities of both countries on November 24, after evaluating the Solidarity 2016 Exercise, which was conducted from October 4-7. “(Solidarity) confirmed the coordination that exists between both countries’ defense institutions for organizing and providing mutual support. It also tested our compliance with the standards and protocols established for that,” said Air Force General Arturo Merino Núñez, chairman of Chile’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. This exercise provides training on combined joint military response capabilities and interoperability between the two militaries in order to confront a natural disaster, as provided by the Agreement for Cooperation in the Area of Disasters signed by Chile and Argentina in 1997. If needed, one country would assist the other. Since 2001, this exercise has been held every two years, alternating between both nations. Unlike other kinds of military training, Solidarity includes a military staff representing the personnel who would be dispatched in an actual emergency situation. The staff deployment depends on the needs that arise from the threat covered under the training. This year, 142 Chilean and 858 Argentine service members were deployed, in addition to airplanes, land and sea transport vehicles, and civil defense units. Remembering lessons learned During the process of compiling the experiences and lessons learned, “the service members showed a high degree of professionalism, which enabled them to carry out advanced-level training without any setbacks and with a high degree of effectiveness,” said Gen. Merino Núñez. As part of Solidarity 2016, the personnel responsible for resources in the event of an actual disaster established contact and ties among each other, “something that allows for more efficient communication when the time comes for implementation,” said Argentine Army Colonel José Antonio Saumell Robert, who led this eighth edition of Solidarity, in San Martín de los Andes, Argentina. Training by land, air, and sea Solidarity has land, air, and sea components, and it tests the armed forces’ joint-response capabilities when faced with a natural disaster. This year, the training exercises revolved around a volcanic eruption. This, after the April 22, 2015 eruption of Calbuco, the third most dangerous volcano in Chile, which threatened the population of Los Lagos region, and the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, and Chubut on the Argentine side of the border. The training taught them how to deal with such an emergency. During the volcanic eruption drill, 10 operational simulations were performed: volcanic eruption, forest fires, joint air operations, water purification in case of pollution, underwater search operations, setting up field hospitals, and the search and rescue of people trapped in collapsed structures. In each operation, the service members had to demonstrate their abilities on land, jumping from moving helicopters, making transport runs in speedboats, and providing medical care. From this experience, procedures were established for dealing with volcanic disasters, and the action protocols used by the Support Implementation Unit, which is in charge of operational and administrative tasks in the event of an actual disaster, were modified. For example, after mobilizing support personnel and resources from one country to another, “administrative details that cannot be clearly identified when carrying out simulated movements were ascertained,” Gen. Merino Núñez explained. In Chile’s case, the process involved determining which resources to employ, and how to prepare, transport, and use them in Argentine territory and then return them to Chile. This logistical, administrative, and leadership challenge was assessed satisfactorily by Gen. Merino Núñez, who highlighted the joint capabilities developed to carry out these kinds of activities. One of the exercises dealt with underwater search and recovery of bodies, aided by sonar technology. Twenty-one service members from the tactical divers and Marine Corps Commandos of the Chilean Navy’s Special Forces Command took part in this exercise, together with their trans-Andean peers. Members of this team provided aid to the population during the earthquake and tsunamis that struck the south of Chile in 2010. “Given that history, they knew how to expand their capabilities to support the citizenry,” said Vice Admiral José Miguel Rivera, commander of Naval Operations for the Chilean Navy. The air contingent comprised 25 service members from the 3rd Air Brigade of the Chilean Air Force (FACh, per its Spanish acronym), who trained on evacuating people from collapsed structures, aided by a Bell 412 helicopter and a FACh search and rescue unit. Seventy-three Chilean Army service members participated in cooperation system command-and-control procedures, testing the degree of effectiveness of the liaison methods and the communications employed by the participating entities. The armed forces’ response capabilities in the face of a volcanic eruption, which they simulated in Solidarity 2016, were added to their capabilities for confronting earthquakes and tsunamis after the 2014 exercise, and massive earthquakes after the 2012 exercise. “The synchronization and synergy that we have achieved with the Armed Forces of Argentina demonstrate that the job of supporting our people knows no boundaries and pushes the limits when answering the call for help imposed by nature,” Gen. Merino Núñez concluded. The next Solidarity Exercise will be held in Chile in 2018. The city and the theme to be developed will be determined next year.
March 1, 2005 Regular News Rules of Judicial Administration changes Rules of Judicial Administration changes The Florida Bar’s Rules of Judicial Administration Committee has filed with the Florida Supreme Court its regular-cycle report of proposed amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. The committee proposes amendments to rules 2.050 (Trial Court Administration); 2.051 (Public Access to Judicial Branch Records); 2.060 (Attorneys); 2.085 (Time Standards for Trial and Appellate Courts); 2.130 (Procedure for Amending Rules); and 2.170 (Standard of Conduct and Technology Governing Electronic Media and Still Photography Coverage of Judicial Proceedings). The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendments, which are summarized below. The proposals also are reproduced in full online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before April 1,with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee chair, Judge Claudia Rickert Isom, 13th Judicial Circuit, 800 East Twiggs Street, Suite 513, Tampa 33602-3556, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case for June. The committee chair has until April 15 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments and the chair’s response also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). Please label envelope to avoid erasure. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION (TWO YEAR CYCLE), CASE NO. SC05-173
She and the Jonas Brothers member, 31, announced on July 27 that their daughter had arrived. “Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby,” the couple told Us Weekly in a statement at the time.The news came five months after Us confirmed that the Dark Phoenix star was pregnant with their first child. A source revealed in February that Turner was “due in the middle of summer.”The English star didn’t address her pregnancy publicly but was spotted on multiple walks with Jonas with her baby bump on display. Two months after giving birth, Turner shared throwback photos of her budding belly in a bikini.- Advertisement – Super subtle! Sophie Turner shared her and Joe Jonas’ daughter Willa’s birthday with a new necklace.“Thank you @jenniferfisherjewelry,” the Game of Thrones alum, 24, captioned a Sunday, November 15, Instagram Story selfie. The actress rocked a white tee with layered gold necklaces, one reading “22.07.20.”Courtesy of Sophie Turner/Instagram- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Turner added, “I don’t know if I feel like a wife yet. I don’t know how I feel. I mean, I feel good, obviously. But it happened so recently that I’m just kind of floating at the moment.”She and the Arizona native started dating in 2016 and got engaged the following year. She and the former DNCE member secretly tied the knot in May 2019 in Las Vegas before wedding in front of family and friends in France the following month. The married couple’s first ceremony was live-streamed by Diplo, which Turner found “funny” after the fact.Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Broadimage/Shutterstock“It would have been better if no one had known,” the Emmy nominee told PorterEdit later that same month. “I think at some point I would have had to stop saying ‘fiancée’ but marriage is a private thing between two people and I think that’s how it should always be. It’s not about the dress, it’s not about the food. It’s about being husband and wife, and being dedicated to each other forever.”- Advertisement –
“By joining the UCI Federation, we had the opportunity to take the whole event to the next level. As many probably already know, next year in Tokyo, for the first time, BMX and skate riders will compete and we are proud that the Pannonian Challenge will become a part of sports history. Every year in Osijek we gather an excellent team, and this June we expect the arrival of the world’s best drivers and numerous national teams. For now, we have already announced the arrival of national teams from the UK, Russia and Hungary, and the number of applicants is growing, which is guaranteed by the biggest Pannonian Challenge so far.”Said Jurica Barać, Pannonian Challenge project manager. The jubilee 20th anniversary of the Pannonian Challenge will be remembered by one of the greatest awards in two decades of existence – membership in the UCI Federation, which brings a number of new opportunities for all competitors. The Pannonian Challenge has become an international C1 category competition, in which participants of the BMX freestyle discipline will be able to collect points for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Pannonian Challenge will be held again this year in the skate park near the popular Osijek beach Copacabana, where competitions in the disciplines of skateboarding, BMX and inline will be held from June 5 to 9, and the demonstration discipline will be scooter riding. And how the whole story of the Pannonian Challenge came about, see the attachment. There is also a music part of the festival in a combination of rock and electro sound, where the best names of the regional urban music scene will perform. This is a big step for the festival that a group of enthusiasts launched on Osijek’s High School Playground, in the meantime to grow into a globally known gathering of extreme sports and urban culture. The biggest extreme sports and music event in Croatia and Southeast Europe is included in the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) calendar, and in the new category of competition BMX riders will collect points for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Phenomenal news and huge success of several enthusiasts who have been working on this great festival since the first day, and which has become the motive for coming to Osijek.
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Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at Arsenal The winger has made an unspectacular start to life at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Lille sporting director Luis Campos has no doubt Nicolas Pepe will succeed at Arsenal and has revealed the lengths the winger goes to in order to perfect his game.Pepe became Arsenal’s club-record signing this summer when he completed a £72million move to the Emirates from Lille, though he has only scored once – from the penalty spot – for his new club.Although the Ivorian has not quite lived up to his price tag so far, Campos says his hard work and willingness to improve are reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo and has backed him to come good. ‘I remember working with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe: they know everything about football. Mbappe knew all the results of the second division in France.‘Nicolas Pepe is like that. He’s another example of the importance of a player liking football.‘After a game he watches the whole game again two times, to make himself more perfect.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCampos has bought and sold some incredible talents during his time at Monaco and Lille – such as Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial – though says Fabinho is the one he is most proud of.He continued: ‘I remember I went to the Copa Sao Paulo [Junior Football Competition] to see Fluminense who had a top team, some very good players. Now heʼs champion of Europe. It’s amazing. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Oct 2019 10:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Advertisement Full Screen Campos bought Pepe from Angers before selling him on to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘In my opinion one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that they like football,’ Campos told Sky Sports when asked about Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Comment 1 min. story Campos signed Fabinho when he was at Real Madrid and again at Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘I went to Brazil to watch Fluminese because they had some good players, they played Paulinia, the first team of Fabinho.‘Paulinia lost three or four-nil. I went there to see Fluminese players, but in the end I signed Fabinho. The talent is forever there, and sometimes you have an early opportunity.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal PLAY Advertisement
Jennings County, In.— Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor plans to make full- and partial-depth asphalt patches on U.S. Highway 50 between U.S. 31 and the roundabout construction site at the west end of the North Vernon bypass—beginning next Monday, June 11.Motorists will encounter flaggers at worksites during daytime hours.Dave O’Mara, INDOT’s contractor for this $1.9 million rehabilitation project, will mill and resurface along an 8.3-mile section of U.S. 50 once these pavement repairs have been completed. The project calls for road/drive approaches to be paved and centerline sinusoidal waves cut to warn drivers of cross-lane drifting.The contract completion date is September 30.U.S. 50 has a traffic count of 12,980 vehicles per day.
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___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Ranked teams meet as No. 24 Arizona hosts No. 14 Oregon Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 14 Oregon (20-7, 9-5) vs. No. 24 Arizona (19-7, 9-4)McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona; Saturday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams meet as No. 14 Oregon visits No. 24 Arizona in a late season showdown. Oregon has five wins and two losses against ranked opponents this season, while Arizona has won one of its four games against ranked teams. February 21, 2020 Associated Press ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Oregon has been fueled by senior leadership while Arizona has depended on freshmen this year. For the Ducks, seniors Payton Pritchard, Shakur Juiston and Anthony Mathis have combined to score 44 percent of the team’s points this season, including 47 percent of all Ducks points over their last five. On the other hand, freshmen .CREATING OFFENSE: Pritchard has accounted for 42 percent of all Oregon field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 31 field goals and 21 assists in those games.COLD SPELL: Oregon has lost its last three road games, scoring 61.7 points, while allowing 70 per game.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Ducks have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Arizona has an assist on 40 of 73 field goals (54.8 percent) across its past three matchups while Oregon has assists on 46 of 80 field goals (57.5 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Oregon and Arizona are the class of the Pac-12 when it comes to scoring. The Ducks are ranked second in the conference with 75.6 points per game while the Wildcats are first at 78.4 per game.
When you get to the Rose Bowl, chances are you’ve seen it all.The No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers sure have. They barely survived Arizona State at home, escaping by way of a blocked extra point. Two weeks later, they were stunningly embarrassed in East Lansing by Michigan State in the Big Ten opener. Another two weeks later, Wisconsin shocked the nation by shutting down Terrelle Pryor and the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes. One Saturday later, and UW was on the road against Iowa, surviving the gut-check of all gut-checks.The latter two wins restored the Badgers’ season, but the four games after it propelled them to the upper echelon of the nation’s elite. In November, Wisconsin slaughtered its opponents, going a perfect 4-0 with a combined score of 235-84, controlling the likes of Denard Robinson in the Big House and preventing traditional spoilers such as Northwestern from repeating history.When the battle-tested Badgers head to Pasadena for their first BCS bowl game in 10 years, such experience will prove invaluable. As much as the Horned Frogs should be an unfamiliar squad – TCU plays in the Mountain West Conference and its 8,700 students dwarf in comparison to UW’s 42,000 – the Badgers find themselves surprisingly prepared.In actuality, TCU can be described as a blend of the Big Ten’s best, especially on offense, where it starts with quarterback Andy Dalton.“He’s a great quarterback,” said UW middle linebacker Culmer St. Jean. “He goes through all his reads; if he doesn’t see them, he’s capable of running. He’ll run and get as many yards as far as I’ve seen, or get a first down. He’s fantastic, he doesn’t make that many mistakes, minimizes turnovers and he gets his playmakers the ball.”With Dalton, there aren’t many surprises. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, the senior from Katy, Texas, has prototypical size for a big-time quarterback. His numbers also speak for themselves – his efficiency rating of 167.0 is fifth in the nation (right behind the Badgers’ Scott Tolzien at 169.8) and he’s thrown for 2,638 yards, 26 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Wisconsin fans are accustomed to Tolzien’s remarkable decision-making; he’s also thrown only six picks as well, and he’s been sacked only 11 times. Dalton’s also supremely quick with the ball, having been sacked just eight times.“He’s very similar to what Scotty does,” said UW safety Jay Valai. “He doesn’t make too many mistakes; he doesn’t get sacked too often. He can run the football, as well. He’s a surprisingly good athlete, he’s a good football player and he’s their leader, so you have to respect him a lot.”Respect won’t be a problem for Wisconsin. They know how good Dalton is; they know he’s smart, efficient and even a capable runner. The Badgers also know he doesn’t do it all by himself. For all the attention given to UW’s offensive line, TCU’s is more than capable. The Badgers’ O-line – anchored by Outland Trophy winner left tackle Gabe Carimi and left guard John Moffitt – averages 6-foot-5, 320-pounds among its starting five, slightly bigger than TCU’s 6-foot-4, 317-pound line. TCU’s offensive line holds the advantage in experience, though, as only left guard Kyle Dooley isn’t a senior (he’s a junior). Wisconsin’s linemen, beyond their size, are also remarkably mobile – particularly center Peter Konz – and TCU’s shares the same reputation.“They run a lot of zone read, but they also throw a little bit of other things into the mix,” said UW defensive tackle Jordan Kohout. “They’re very balanced. Like Coach Bielema was saying at the end of practice, they do a little bit of everything, but they’re good at it. They’re a lot like us in that respect in that we kind of stick to our guns a lot of the time, but we also execute well.”Indeed, TCU’s offense executes as well as basically anyone in the country. The Horned Frogs boast the nation’s 10th-best offense, averaging 491.5 yards per game – 41.3 more than the Badgers. TCU’s even ran for more yards than the vaunted UW rushing attack, holding a 261.2-247.3 advantage in rushing yards per game. Yet, where it matters most, scoring, the two squads are equal: Each team scored 520 points in 12 games.“I feel like they’re a blend of everybody, just like the quarterback,” St. Jean said. “They run the pistol like Ohio State and Purdue, they run the two backs, they run I-backs like ourselves and Iowa and Michigan. They run the spread like Michigan, and Michigan State, I-backs too. They do a lot of things and they’re really good at what they do. We’re really approaching it like this is a season finale, getting all the offenses in one. That’s how we’re going to look at it.”Inevitably, the discussion around the Horned Frogs’ offense returns to Dalton. TCU’s signal caller was the MWC’s Offensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award, which ended up going to Tolzien. Dalton is also the nation’s leader in wins by an active quarterback, topping Boise State’s Kellen Moore by four with 40 wins. So as powerful as the Horned Frogs’ offense has been this year, the execution begins and ends with Dalton.“In the end, it’s just another game. But obviously, it’s the Rose Bowl,” Valai said, offering an intriguing contradiction. “You’ve got to pick up the way you play on national TV; only game on, really, at that time. We know we’ve got to come out there and come out guns a blazin’. TCU’s a great football team, a lot of speed, and Dallas-Fort Worth area, obviously you’ve got great football players. TCU’s going to be a fun game, we’re coming out there excited to play.”