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By Geraldine Cook/Diálogo November 20, 2017 Brigadier General Hugo Marenco, commander of Air Operations Command of the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU, per its Spanish acronym), has one specific mission: plan and conduct his institution’s air operations. In this task, Brig. Gen. Marenco seeks to establish his country’s air force as an international leader. The high degree of training and professionalism of his staff and the upgrade to modern and suitable technological equipment are some of his main challenges.Brig. Gen. Marenco spoke with Diálogo at the South American Air Chiefs Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, October 31st –November 3rd, 2017. In addition to discussing FAU’s challenges, Brig. Gen. Marenco highlighted the role of air forces in natural disasters and regional integration as fundamental tools for humanitarian support.Diálogo: Why is FAU’s participation in this conference important?Brigadier General Marenco, commander of the Air Operations Command of the Uruguayan Air Force: It’s very important to see other nations’ capacities, interact with them, see their experiences and difficulties, and be able to better coordinate our operations in the event of a natural disaster or when humanitarian aid is needed. That is FAU’s main reason to participate in this conference.Diálogo: What is your assessment of the South American air forces’ participation at this conference?Brig. Gen. Marenco: It’s a very welcoming environment, with a lot of camaraderie and very active participation. We share many activities thanks to the System of Cooperation Among American Air Forces (SICOFAA, per its Spanish acronym), and as we forge bonds of friendship we consolidate better coordination among air forces.Diálogo: Why is cooperation among air forces important in responding to regional natural disasters?Brig. Gen. Marenco: It’s a reality. We are faced every day with natural disasters of greater magnitude, and being prepared as an Air Force and as a nation to deliver humanitarian aid is crucial to us. It’s essential for all nations in the region to be able to deliver aid and receive it when needed. It’s important to make the most of SICOFAA’s capacities. In our country, for instance, overflowing rivers and streams are more frequent and the Uruguayan Air Force works on these problems day to day.Diálogo: What is Uruguay’s level of participation in SICOFAA?Brig. Gen. Marenco: The FAU has been part of SICOFAA since its creation in 1965. We participate in all committees, we’ve hosted some of them, and we hope to continue to participate in the same way. SICOFAA is a sound cooperation tool for disaster response situations.Diálogo: What are the FAU’s capabilities?Brig. Gen. Marenco: FAU is a small air force, from a small country, but it can connect and interact with SICOFAA. Our Air Force took part in a mission to Ecuador in April 2016, in response to the earthquake. Our C-130 aircraft operated for about 15 days in the city of Manta, Ecuador, and brought humanitarian aid to the cities of Guayaquil, Quito, and Manta. The Air Force uses the capacities that SICOFAA provides, and allow us to interact with other nations and deliver aid to areas that require it.Diálogo: What is the significance of FAU’s and Uruguay’s participation in this kind of regional cooperation among air forces?Brig. Gen. Marenco: It’s very important, due to the capacities integrated. No nation has every capacity or can provide all the aid needed when large-scale natural disasters strike.Diálogo: How does FAU collaborate with other air forces in the region?Brig. Gen. Marenco: We have close relations with all nations of America and especially with those of South America. We have great relations with our nearest neighbors, such as the Argentine and Brazilian air forces. We work in a very coordinated way with common objectives. We support our neighbors and allies with aid whenever requested.Diálogo: How does FAU collaborate with the other branches of Uruguay’s Armed Forces?Brig. Gen. Marenco: We work in a coordinated way. The new law of 2010 within the defense framework consolidated the creation of the new joint command bodies, to which the Air Force belongs.Diálogo: What is your main challenge?Brig. Gen. Marenco: My main challenge in this position is to maintain our crews and staff trained so they can fulfill the missions our nation needs. I want us to be able to support neighboring countries when they need us. Our motto is “Aviation at the Forefront of the Nation,” which means that we move forward with our nation’s challenges. Likewise, we work on modernizing our aerial equipment—which already counts many years of service and is difficult to maintain—as we seek to meet our nation’s needs.Diálogo: What is the level of female participation in FAU?Brig. Gen. Marenco: Our Air Force was one of the first in Latin America to admit female personnel into its officer training school. The first admissions to the air force academy were in 1997. FAU counts about 2,500 personnel, of which 400 are officers and 2,100 are enlisted. Of that number, about eight percent belong to the upper ranks. In the peacekeeping missions under the United Nations mandate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we have about 15 percent female personnel.Diálogo: What is your message to the air forces of the region?Brig. Gen. Marenco: FAU is an allied air force. It is small but very professional, and we are willing to build bridges, as we have done traditionally with air forces of Latin America.
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Batesville, IN—The weather was top of mind if you were planning outdoor activities over the weekend. Heavy storms swept through the region Saturday evening with showers continuing through Sunday evening.There were 8 confirmed tornadoes from the storm systems that swept through central and southeastern Indiana. The two most severe were in Greene and Monroe Counties. Most areas through central and southeastern Indiana had downed powerlines and trees from the storm system in addition to all the rain.Some parts saw as much as 4 inches of rain over the weekend according to the National Weather Service meteorologist Kristen Cassidy.On Sunday afternoon, officials with the NWS said the activity in Rush County was not confirmed but crews planned to survey the damage on Sunday afternoon or Monday. Rush County Emergency Management Agency received confirmed reports of damage from that area. No reports of any injuries, but there were approximately 12 Homes and over 30 Garages, Barns and Out Buildings damaged or destroyed as well as trees and power lines down throughout Southern and Eastern parts of the county. Fraley and Schilling Trucking also reported damage to several of their trucks.Investigators will also travel to Bartholomew County near Columbus, parts of Decatur County and Brown County to assess the damage in these areas to confirm whether tornadoes did touch down. Several residents on farm properties between Hartsville and Letts are reporting damage to barns, silos, and other structures throughout Decatur County.
Paul Lambert is priming his Aston Villa players for a “cup final” that could secure the club’s Premier League status. The under-pressure manager was far from downbeat following his side’s 4-1 defeat to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium yesterday. He felt his team had performed well for more than an hour before the hosts pulled away with goals from Pablo Hernandez and an injury-time Wilfried Bony penalty. The heavy loss, which capped a run of only one point from the last 18, left Villa in 16th, only four points above the relegation zone. And with daunting trips to title-chasing Manchester City followed by Tottenham to round off the season, Lambert knows next week’s clash with Hull at Villa Park could prove crucial. “Next week’s game is a cup final,” he said. “That’s it, in a nutshell.” Villa and Lambert were booed by their travelling support at the end of the game. But Lambert said he will shoulder that criticism and is expecting the claret and blue faithful to be fully behind their team for the crunch game with Hull. He added: “If you ask any football person – if your destiny is in your own hands, you take it. You don’t want to rely on anybody else.” Bony’s opener was cancelled out by a well-worked goal from Gabby Agbonlahor as Villa arguably had the better of the first half. But a stunning 45-yard lob from Jonjo Shelvey was a dagger to the heart. Going into the break 2-1 down, the visitors never recovered. Nevertheless, Lambert’s opposite number Garry Monk believes Villa, like his Swansea side, will beat the drop. He said: “On this evidence, I think yes. Obviously, they’ll be disappointed with the result, but you could see enough fight and quality. “After the first goal for us, when we went one up, I think for the next 15, 20 minutes they showed what they can do and they had some very good opportunities. “I think we defended well in that period and stayed in the game, conceded just the one goal which was disappointing, but I can see more than enough for them to survive.” The win further strengthened Swansea’s own hopes of survival. Monk added: “For us, it’s been a disappointing season overall. The standards haven’t been there, we’ve been a little bit inconsistent but we want to finish strongly and that’s the message we try to put out in the last few games. “Hopefully, in the next two games we can do that and really finish the season on a positive.” Monk, who was given the interim manager’s job after Michael Laudrup was sacked in February, is expecting to speak to the board “soon” about his future. “Hopefully, very soon,” he said. “Just to clear it up and clarify exactly what their thoughts are for the future. I think that’s for the good of the club, the fans, myself, everyone. And I’m sure the chairman thinks that.” Press Association
New Delhi: The International Cricket Council has announced the warm-up fixtures for the 10 sides before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be held in England. In a statement released by the ICC, the matches will be played from May 24 to May 28 and it will be played in four venues, namely the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval. All the 10 sides will play two warm-up games and they will be 50 overs. However, the matches will not be granted ODI status and the teams can use all the 15 members in the side. India will be playing two warm-up games and they will be against New Zealand at The Oval on May 25 while their second game will be against Bangladesh at Cardiff. Australia, the five-time champions, will play against England at Hampshire and against Sri Lanka in Hampshire. The Indian Premier League is scheduled to begin on March 23 and will be played in India and it is expected to end by mid-May. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa in Hampshire on June 5. India will play warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh.ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up games will be in Cardiff, Hampshire, London and Bristol.India will play Pakistan in Manchester in June 16. Speaking about the announcement of the fixtures, ICC Managing Director Steve Elworthy said, “It is always a huge milestone announcing an exciting warm-up schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as it really highlights just how close we are to the action getting underway this summer. These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allow the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup.”After the clash against South Africa, India face two massive games against Australia at The Oval on June 9 while they take on New Zealand on June 13 in Trent Bridge but all eyes will be on the June 16 clash against Pakistan in Manchester. The 2019 World Cup will be held in England and it will be the first time after 20 years that the nation is hosting the tournament. The format will be like the 1992 World Cup where every team plays the other and the top four secure qualification into the play-offs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been called up to the England senior squad for the first time.However, Marcus Rashford and Harry Winks have pulled out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Nations League fixtures in Iceland and Denmark.Grealish, 24, has previously represented England at Under-21 level and was a member of Southgate’s 2016 Toulon Tournament-winning squad. It follows call-ups for Conor Coady and Ainsley Maitland-Nileson Saturday.Following his withdrawal, Manchester United forward Rashford tweeted:”Gutted. Never want to let this team down but these fixtures just came a little too soon for me.“I tried my best but I have to focus on starting the season at my strongest for club and country. Good luck boys, I’ll be cheering you on from home.”England’s players met up at St George’s Park on Monday.Southgate’s side face their Euro 2016 conquerors Iceland in Reykjavik on 5 September before playing Denmark in Copenhagen three days later.The disruption caused to the football calendar by coronavirus, including Euro 2020 being delayed by a year until 2021, means England have not played since November 2019, when a 4-0 win in Kosovo concluded their Euro 2020 qualification campaign.England squadGoalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick PopeDefenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier, Kyle WalkerMidfielders: Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Jack GrealishForwards: Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Raheem SterlingShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Ahead of the first round of the African qualifying race for the Women’s Football Tournament of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby has invited 30 players to start a camping programme in Abuja as from Thursday, 8th August.Nigerias has been drawn to face Algeria in the first round of the qualifying fixtures, with both legs of the fixture to be concluded between 26th August and 3rd September 2019.The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the return leg of fixture, which first leg will be in Algeria, will take place at the Agege Stadium, Lagos – one of the venues inspected by a FIFA team on Tuesday as possible host venue of the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup that Nigeria is bidding to host next year. All invited players are expected to arrive at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on Thursday, 8th August.Goalkeepers: Jonathan Alaba (Bayelsa Queens); Christy Ohiaeriaku (Delta Queens); Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels)Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Abidemi Ibe (Bayelsa Queens); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Maryam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Maureen Okpala (Confluence Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons)Midfielders: Peace Efih (Rivers Angels); Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Regina Otu (Pelican Stars); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens)Forward: Adejoke Ejalonibu (Nasarawa Amazons); Rafiat Sule (Rivers Angels); Joy Bokiri (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Nneka Julius (Edo Queens); Tessy Biahwo (Bayelsa Queens); Lola Phillip (Nasarawa Amazons); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens); Rofiat Imuran (Sunshine Queens); Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is facing a huge fine by the Italian club after being spotted in a nightclub the night before Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Palermo.The former European champions are expected to slap US$100,000 fine on the ‘stubborn’ Ghana international after the heavy night out.The Germany-born player was pictured with three other AC Milan players Merkel and Emanuelson dancing wildly.Some reports in Italian newspapers even claim it was an alcohol-fueled outing by the trio.The defeat to Palermo left AC Milan just two points ahead of closest challengers Inter Milan with the two sides scheduled to meet next week.All the three culprits were on the bench with Boateng being the only player who got the chance to play as he came on as a substitute. The revelation has infuriated fans of the Italian club and even Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi who is the club owner has even commented on the ‘disgrace’.The punishment is expected to be made public in the coming days.He is also under fire in Ghana for missing friendlies matches against Sudan, Togo and Congo, claiming he is injured.Source: Ghanasoccernet.com