Brazilian Navy Improves Public Safety with Operation Blue Amazon 2015

first_imgOperation Blue Amazon patrolled the entire length of the basin, which encompasses about 100,000 square kilometers of Brazil’s coastal waters. Together with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, for its Portuguese acronym), the Navy conducted exercises to monitor fishing activities in the region and to ensure the security of oil platforms. The Naval patrol involved the mobilization of the Navy’s Ceará Class landing ship NDD Ceará (G-30) and the Niterói Class frigate F Liberal (F-43). The participating FAB aircraft included the P-3AM and the P-95 UH-15 Super Cougar helicopter, which was used for the first time in conjunction with the G-30 Ship. One of the highlights of the operation was a Naval patrol of the Campos Basin, a region that covers part of the coastal areas of the states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, where more than 80 percent of the country’s oil production is concentrated. By Dialogo March 25, 2015 One of the highlights of the operation was a Naval patrol of the Campos Basin, a region that covers part of the coastal areas of the states of Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, where more than 80 percent of the country’s oil production is concentrated. Fifteen-thousand members of the Navy were deployed throughout Brazil to monitor compliance with maritime and mining regulations and suppress illegal cross-border and environmental offenses along the 8,500 kilometers of the country’s coastline. The Command of the 6th Naval District, which is responsible for the waters of the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, mobilized 550 service members, who conducted patrols and inspections on the Paraguay River, between the mouth of the Apa River and the city of Cáceres (in southern Mato Grosso), and the São Lourenço and Cuiabá rivers, where there is significant fishing activity. The Command of the 6th Naval District, which is responsible for the waters of the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, mobilized 550 service members, who conducted patrols and inspections on the Paraguay River, between the mouth of the Apa River and the city of Cáceres (in southern Mato Grosso), and the São Lourenço and Cuiabá rivers, where there is significant fishing activity. Law enforcement officials conducted 650 more inspections than they carried out during the first edition of Operation Blue Amazon, in 2014. Overall, authorities inspected 8,809 vessels, issued 1,281 notifications (citations for the owners and operators of vessels and boats which are not following the proper rules and regulations), and seized 259 boats. Patrolling the Campos Basin and other waterways required cooperation between the Navy, the Air Force, and other agencies and public institutions. The collaboration included about 450 representatives from various entities, including the Federal Police, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), the Federal Revenue Service, the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), and the Chico Mendes Biodiversity Conservation Institute (ICMBio). Cooperation and collaboration In Santana, Amapá state, the crew of a NAux Pará (U-15) – an auxiliary ship operating under the 4th Naval District – provided 112 health care procedures and dental services to 28 individuals, as well as distributed 855 medications. The ship’s personnel also offered recreational activities and educational lectures to children about navigation safety. The operation, which took place from March 1-7, was the second of its kind, utilizing 50 ships, 200 additional vessels, and 10 aircraft. In addition to patrolling Brazil’s extensive coastline, authorities provided medical and dental care to civilians and fought environmental crimes in the Pantanal region of Mato Grosso state as well as in other northern Brazilian cities, mainly in the states of Amapá and Amazonas. Overall, the command and of the 6th Naval District conducted 527 inspections and issued 108 notifications. The command also participated in exercises and training regarding firefighting, battle stations, abandoned stations, flooding, navigation in low visibility, rudderless navigation, and aircraft crashes. Health care for riverside communities in the north and midwest The operation, which took place from March 1-7, was the second of its kind, utilizing 50 ships, 200 additional vessels, and 10 aircraft. In addition to patrolling Brazil’s extensive coastline, authorities provided medical and dental care to civilians and fought environmental crimes in the Pantanal region of Mato Grosso state as well as in other northern Brazilian cities, mainly in the states of Amapá and Amazonas. While some Naval forces enforced the law, others provided medical and dental care to the civilian population. Operation Blue Amazon also distributed medicine and donations, and provided educational and recreational activities. A total of 27,197 medicines were distributed, and medical and dental care was provided to 3,700 people. In the north region, the commands of the 4th and 9th Naval Districts made arrests for suspected involvement in clandestine mining; seized arms and explosives; and also seized vessels lacking a qualified captain or proper registration documents. Naval authorities cited some boaters for carrying illegal cargo and for engaging in illegal fishing with nets larger than those permitted by IBAMA. In Santana, Amapá state, the crew of a NAux Pará (U-15) – an auxiliary ship operating under the 4th Naval District – provided 112 health care procedures and dental services to 28 individuals, as well as distributed 855 medications. The ship’s personnel also offered recreational activities and educational lectures to children about navigation safety. The 2015 edition of Operation Blue Amazon brought together the largest number of Brazilian Navy vessels, aircraft, and Troops ever mobilized simultaneously to improve public safety. In the midwest region, the Tenente Maximiano Hospital Ship (U-28), operating under the 6th Naval District, visited Porto Albuquerque and Porto Morrinho in Mato Grosso do Sul state and Porto de Manga in Minas Gerais state. The ship’s personnel handled 58 medical care cases and 20 dental care cases, and distributed 1,887 medicines. Socially vulnerable populations along the banks of the Cuiabá River to the city of Porto Cercado and along the Paraguay River also received assistance and benefited from medical and dental care. Officials from these agencies coordinated their efforts to maximize public safety and issue fines to individuals and companies which violated the law. The Navy estimates that, in partnership with these institutions, law enforcement authorities issued fines totaling R$3.4 million (approximately $1 million) related to a wide range of irregularities, from lack of vessel documentation to alleged involvement in the illegal timber trade. Officials from these agencies coordinated their efforts to maximize public safety and issue fines to individuals and companies which violated the law. The Navy estimates that, in partnership with these institutions, law enforcement authorities issued fines totaling R$3.4 million (approximately $1 million) related to a wide range of irregularities, from lack of vessel documentation to alleged involvement in the illegal timber trade. Health care for riverside communities in the north and midwest The Naval patrol involved the mobilization of the Navy’s Ceará Class landing ship NDD Ceará (G-30) and the Niterói Class frigate F Liberal (F-43). The participating FAB aircraft included the P-3AM and the P-95 UH-15 Super Cougar helicopter, which was used for the first time in conjunction with the G-30 Ship. Overall, the command and of the 6th Naval District conducted 527 inspections and issued 108 notifications. The command also participated in exercises and training regarding firefighting, battle stations, abandoned stations, flooding, navigation in low visibility, rudderless navigation, and aircraft crashes. Cooperation and collaboration Fifteen-thousand members of the Navy were deployed throughout Brazil to monitor compliance with maritime and mining regulations and suppress illegal cross-border and environmental offenses along the 8,500 kilometers of the country’s coastline. In the midwest region, the Tenente Maximiano Hospital Ship (U-28), operating under the 6th Naval District, visited Porto Albuquerque and Porto Morrinho in Mato Grosso do Sul state and Porto de Manga in Minas Gerais state. The ship’s personnel handled 58 medical care cases and 20 dental care cases, and distributed 1,887 medicines. Socially vulnerable populations along the banks of the Cuiabá River to the city of Porto Cercado and along the Paraguay River also received assistance and benefited from medical and dental care. Peace is always good and worth praise. Law enforcement officials conducted 650 more inspections than they carried out during the first edition of Operation Blue Amazon, in 2014. Overall, authorities inspected 8,809 vessels, issued 1,281 notifications (citations for the owners and operators of vessels and boats which are not following the proper rules and regulations), and seized 259 boats. In the north region, the commands of the 4th and 9th Naval Districts made arrests for suspected involvement in clandestine mining; seized arms and explosives; and also seized vessels lacking a qualified captain or proper registration documents. Naval authorities cited some boaters for carrying illegal cargo and for engaging in illegal fishing with nets larger than those permitted by IBAMA. The 2015 edition of Operation Blue Amazon brought together the largest number of Brazilian Navy vessels, aircraft, and Troops ever mobilized simultaneously to improve public safety. In addition to protecting one of the country’s most strategic economic regions, the surveillance effort in the Campos Basin is also part of preparatory exercises for the security initiatives that will be implemented during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Patrolling the Campos Basin and other waterways required cooperation between the Navy, the Air Force, and other agencies and public institutions. The collaboration included about 450 representatives from various entities, including the Federal Police, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), the Federal Revenue Service, the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), and the Chico Mendes Biodiversity Conservation Institute (ICMBio). While some Naval forces enforced the law, others provided medical and dental care to the civilian population. Operation Blue Amazon also distributed medicine and donations, and provided educational and recreational activities. A total of 27,197 medicines were distributed, and medical and dental care was provided to 3,700 people. Operation Blue Amazon patrolled the entire length of the basin, which encompasses about 100,000 square kilometers of Brazil’s coastal waters. Together with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, for its Portuguese acronym), the Navy conducted exercises to monitor fishing activities in the region and to ensure the security of oil platforms. In addition to protecting one of the country’s most strategic economic regions, the surveillance effort in the Campos Basin is also part of preparatory exercises for the security initiatives that will be implemented during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. last_img read more

A Full Guide to Presidential Election Results Day 2

first_img– Advertisement – This will probably vary significantly from state to state. Let’s take them one at a time.AlaskaAlaska may well be the last state to be called, because officials there won’t even begin counting mail ballots, or early in-person ballots cast after Oct. 29, for another week. That being said, it’s a red state and isn’t really competitive. Mr. Trump will probably win here pretty easily, and Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, probably will too.ArizonaArizona will probably be called soon. Mr. Biden is leading by five percentage points with more than 80 percent of the estimated vote counted, and some news outlets, including The Associated Press and Fox News, have already called it for him. The New York Times and others have not done so, but Arizona officials expect to finish counting ballots on Wednesday, so we shouldn’t be waiting too long for an answer.Georgia- Advertisement – Six Senate races were uncalled in five states: Alaska, Georgia, Maine, Michigan and North Carolina.Georgia has two races, both involving Republican incumbents whom Democrats hope to unseat. One, between Senator David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, might be decided in the next few days or might go to a runoff in January, depending on whether a Libertarian candidate gets enough votes to keep both major-party candidates below 50 percent. The other race will require a runoff between the incumbent, Kelly Loeffler, and Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.When will we know the results?- Advertisement –center_img Georgia might have been called already if not for a burst pipe at a site in Fulton County where election officials were counting absentee ballots, which delayed the counting process in and around Atlanta.Mr. Trump was ahead in the state by a little over two percentage points with 92 percent of the estimated vote counted, but the uncounted votes from such a heavily Democratic area could close the gap, and the secretary of state’s office cautioned against relying on the current results given that fact.last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester exit clause amid Arsenal speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Brendan Rodgers confirms Leicester exit clause amid Arsenal speculation Leicester secured a dramatic win against Everton (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘I’ve been very fortunate in my career to work with some brilliant clubs and some great institutions. This was an ambition to come to here and to help the club arrive in the top six.‘For us, everything has been great since we worked together. We know there will be some bumps along the way. For me, my ambition at this very moment in time is to help this club.‘I’m very happy in doing that, there’s great, great potential here at Leicester City in order to push on in the next few years.’Should Brendan Rodgers leave Leicester for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich CityMORE: Freddie Ljungberg insists Premier League top four is achievable for Arsenal after Norwich draw Emery was sacked (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)Arsenal sacked Unai Emery earlier this week after a series of poor results and it was reported there’s a £14million exit clause in Rodgers’ contract should they want to poach the ex-Celtic boss.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Rodgers confirmed such a clause is in place.‘There probably is in most manager’s contracts,’ Rodgers said. ‘It’s all hypothetical, all these types of situations.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 City‘I think for me in this moment we’ve had a brilliant win today, we came back really, really well. My focus is very much with Leicester.‘I made a change eight or nine months ago, I came into here and I’ve been so happy since I’ve come into here and I’ve been so happy to come into here to work with the players, we still have a lot of work to do.‘So like I said, most manager’s contracts will have something in that but my only concentration is Leicester.center_img Rodgers has been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers admitted there is a clause in his contract that could allow him to join Arsenal, after being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.The former Liverpool manager has worked wonders with Leicester City and a late winner from Kelechi Iheanacho against Everton saw them extend their winning run in the Premier League to six games.They are in second place behind league leaders Liverpool and Rodgers’ efforts have seen him linked with the vacant post in north London. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 7:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShareslast_img read more

OVERTIME

first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Let’s get right back to it. Right here and right now!! I am not letting this go and neither is the New Pittsburgh Courier. We’re calling on all responsible adults to do the responsible thing. Please explain to your young men that the idea of wearing your pants off your “butt” comes from prison inmates of a “certain persuasion” wanting to let other prisoners of interest know that they’re available for some late night cell block hugs and kisses…If you know what I mean?! Is that what you want your child to represent? C’mon Black people, let’s get them pants up. Self-respect starts at home!:09 You want a Top 10 List…well do ya… Punk? (Oops, sorry my bad…that goes with my movie review and that’s up next.) Anyway here’s the #1 Top 10 List of all time and this one you want to pass along… compliments of Vince Neal.The Top Ten Accomplishments of Your President Barack Obama that “they” don’t want to talk about:1. Took out Bin Laden—Done!2. Took out Muammar Gaddafi—Done!3. Negotiated Nuclear Pact (START Treaty)4. Saved General Motors/Chrysler (Saved Them!)5. Withdrew the Troops from Iraq6. Put in Health Care Reform (Serves Everybody)7. Established funding for Stem Cell Research8. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Military Law repealed9. Presented the Matthew Sheppard/ James Byrd Act (extra penalties for hate crimes)10. Positioned the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (equal pay for equal work)**And in case you forgot on Oct. 19, 2009 President Barack Obama received The Nobel Peace Prize**:08 I know, I know, it’s a sports column … just hold on a minute. (Most of you don’t know anything about sports anyway … especially if you went to Oliver High School) Anyway here’s your movie review and it’s a two for one. First if you really love your woman take her to see “The Vow” I give it three basketballs. Secondly the new Tyler Perry movie “Good Deeds”…is Good Indeed! I give it three and 1/2 basketballs!! Fellas I am sorry but I do have a sensitive side…these are two great love stories…I am just saying!:07 Congratulations to the greatest basketball player of all time…the late great Wilt Chamberlain. Fifty years ago he became the first and only man to score 100 points in a game. (I’ll give you some incredible Chamberlain stats next week. Stay tuned.):06 In case you haven’t noticed, “Kobe” Bryant is leading the NBA in scoring at 28.6 per game and my Lakers are pulling it together. And I still predict the Heat does not win the title. Now somebody call Fred Crawford and tell him I am still in it. (What face mask?):05 Just a mental note for ya. The most underrated, as well as most talented and successful coach in Pittsburgh is Pitt Track Coach Alonzo Webb. Not that he looks for the attention. Keep doing what you’re doing Coach and good luck with your future star sprinter Brycen Spratling. Olympic Gold awaits him.:04 Next Sunday at 9 p.m., don’t miss ESPN’s 30 For 30 film series on Magic Johnson who has survived more than 30 years with the HIV Virus, c’mon man!:03 Hey Boston you want to trade Rashawn Rondo…I’ll take him in a New York minute… No man not Jeremy Lin, I am talking Rondo Baby! 18 points, 20 rebounds and 17 assists…are you kidding me?:02 What is wrong with you mmaann? Are you going to just keep on not coming…am I going to have to keep beating you with this old school stick? The New Old School First Friday Par-Tay had its second back to back standing room only get down, get down! Congrats to Ms. Sandy Thomas the winner of the Karaoke sing off and the money! And an At-A-Boy and happy birthday to Mr. Jackson and the entire Gibson Soul Food family. Love ya’ll! And special thanks to Ed Steve and the Dave Smith Auto Superstore for your Karaoke sponsorship.:01 If you want to have some sure-nuff fun then this is it. Get your team ready for “The Champions Volley with the Starrs” Volleyball Tournament coming up March 24, at The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. Here’s the rules—$100 Entree Fee—1st & 2nd Place Trophies—12 players per team—6 men, 6 women, 1 person 16 or under, 1 person 55 or over, 1 person must be a celebrity—you must have a coach—best two out of three games elimination—group or organization promotion and advertising welcome—proceeds to benefit Champions Youth “Safe Summer” programs including The Connie Hawkins Middle School Summer Basketball League. Call The Champions to register at 412-628-4856 right away. Only 12 teams accepted.~ Overtime ~Tyler Scott and Barnett Harris and the rest of the Gateway Gators beat up on Central Catholic like rented mules. Go Gators, a state title awaits you.~ Game Over ~last_img read more