Colombia, Host of 2012 Inter-American Naval War Game

first_img It is of bad taste to call this a naval war game… it does not surprise me that the United States is involved.; they love this type of games…. and the lackeys accept it with their heads down… what a pity that we do not think on our own and are not mature in our decisions…. But anyway… that is why we, Latin Americans, are as we are …. that is why the residents of the North look down on us… because the only need to move a finger and we wag our tail…. what a shame…. I do not agree with this and never will …. By Dialogo April 06, 2012 Colombia will be the host of the 38th version of the Inter-American Naval War Game, IAWG-2012, organized by the War College (Escuela Superior de Guerra) for the 15 member countries of the Conference of Naval Schools of the Americas. This academic event, which has been held since 1972 to promote the work of multi-national forces in neutralizing potential threats along maritime borders, will take place in three planned phases, starting on April 9 and extending until September 28, 2012. In the first phase, expected to last until April 13, invited representatives from Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and the United States will participate in person in the planning led by the Colombian War College, through the Navy Department, as the leader of the exercise. From June 19 to 29, the second phase will be implemented with the delegations of the participating naval war colleges, which will have to confront simulated threat scenarios and, in real time, coordinate joint actions to counteract the different risks posed, in order to measure their capacity to react and the quality of the decisions made. During this implementation phase, the technological foundation made available by the host unit, through its Crisis Simulation and Analysis Center, will play a fundamental role. A virtual platform will facilitate communication among the participating countries, from their respective territories, and will make it possible to recreate natural disasters, for the first time in the history of this event. Throughout the Inter-American Naval Game, issues such as the applicability of international and domestic law when taking action in response to piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking, and the effect of natural disasters will be analyzed in these scenarios, in addition to peace-keeping operations, humanitarian assistance, and pollution due to fuel spills. The academic event’s final phase will take place from September 24 to 28 in the city of Cartagena de Indias, where the directors of the participating naval schools will meet to analyze the experience acquired in the course of the exercise and review points of mutual agreement. last_img read more

Teen airlifted from accident in Ripley County

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — A Ripley County teen suffered serious injuries in a crash late last week.According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Connor M. Amos, 18, was traveling Southbound on State Road 129.His truck crossed the center line just north of State Road 48.A northbound semi being driven by Travis Beckelhymer, of Ohio, attempted to avoid the collision by driving onto the shoulder, but Amos’ truck struck the trailer’s real axle.According to police, Amos was trapped in his vehicle for around an hour before emergency personnel could free him.Once freed, he was flown to the University of Cincinnati hospital.His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.Amos’ family has set up a Gofundme page to raise money to help with medical expenses.last_img read more

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake makes plea for ball he threw into stands

first_img LOOK: Dolphins keep the ‘Miami Miracle’ alive, decorate elevator with Kenyan Drake’s TD run Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was elated after scoring the game-winning touchdown against the Patriots on Sunday.So much so, he chucked the game ball into the stands. Now, Drake is asking the lucky fan who caught it to return it. But don’t worry, that person will not leave empty-handed.“We’ve got one last home game. If they don’t have tickets already, I’ll give them tickets to the game, whatever they need,” Drake said, via The MMQB. “I’d love to have the ball back. I don’t regret throwing it, but now that I’m level-headed, I’m sitting down thinking about it, having the ball back would definitely mean a lot to me, and the team as well.” Related News Kenyan Drake on ‘Miami Miracle’: ‘I couldn’t let Gronk tackle me’center_img “I have a PSA,” Drake continued. “I threw the ball in the stands and I would love to have it back. We can make a trade. I’ve got cleats, I’ve got gloves, I’ve got a jersey, I even got tickets. Please let me know.”PSA‼️ Love to have the ball back that i threw in the stands after the touchdown yesterday. For the lucky fan in possession we can make a deal that’ll be worth your while🤞🏾 pic.twitter.com/PMyvw3927t— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) December 10, 2018Drake ran 52 yards after receiving a lateral from wide receiver DeVante Parker, who got the ball from receiver Kenny Stills. The Dolphins late score put Miami ahead 34-33 and stopped the Patriots from clinching the AFC East in Week 14. He then took to Twitter, posting a video saying Sunday was “one of the most amazing moments” of his life.last_img read more