BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article Training & Education July 18, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Departs View post tag: Guam View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: BRP View post tag: Ramon After spending four days in Hawaii, BRP Ramon Alcaraz departed for Guam on Tuesday, the last port stop before she finally arrives to her new home, the Philippines on the first week of August.Alcaraz with 90 Officers and Enlisted personnel headed by Captain Ernesto Baldovino, arrived in Hawaii last July 12 for a port visit and reprovisioning. Upon their arrival, they received a warm welcome from the Commander of Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor, Captain Jesse James along with Colonel Restituto Padilla, the AFP Liaison to US PACOM and the Filipino Community as well.On the evening of their arrival, the Fil-Am community hosted a welcome reception aboard the ship wherein more or less 250 Fil-Am celebrated an enchanting evening of fun, music and photographs.The acquisition of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz along with our previous acquisition, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar symbolizes the strong determination of the government to upgrade our military and achieve the minimum credible defence capability for our Armed Forces.Both ships will be primarily important for the Philippine Navy’s maritime security and sovereignty patrols in line with our mandate to protect the people and the state.The acquisition of BRP Ramon Alcaraz is in line with the revised and extended AFP Modernization and Capability Upgrade Program signed into law by President Benigno Aquino in December last year. The law will significantly contribute to the development and transformation of the AFP into a multi-mission-oriented force, capable of effectively addressing internal and external security threats.[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2013; Image: Philippine Navy View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam View post tag: Alcaraz BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guamlast_img read more

Is Your Dell is Ready for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

first_imgEarlier this month Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and many of our customers are curious whether their system is prepared for it. Don’t worry. We’ve got a Dell Knowledge Base article for that!Direct2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each week I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.Last week we saw a lot of interest in these topics:How to Use and Troubleshoot the Dell Thunderbolt Dock (TB16)Wi-Fi Security protocol Key Re-installation Attack (KRACK): Impact Status on Dell ProductsLatitude 7280: Resolving a wake from sleep issue when connecting to a WD15 dock with the lid closedWhat is a BCD Error message when you start Windows, and how to resolve!Dell Display Manager Application Will Not Work On A USB Only ConnectionIssue with Switchable Graphics on a Notebook after disabling base graphics or re-imaging systemDell computers tested for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and previous versions of Windows 10Windows 10 – Task Manager Reports 100 Percent Disk UtilizationInfineon Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Vulnerability (CVE-2017-15361) : Impact Status on Dell ProductsThunderbolt 3 USB-C maximum data transfer rate on Dell systemslast_img read more

Brazil to Help Hostage Release by Colombian Rebels

first_img The Brazilian government said on February 27 it would provide air transport and a support team to help Colombia’s leftist rebels release their remaining hostages. The day before, Colombia’s FARC rebels pledged to stop kidnapping for ransom and to release all 10 remaining “prisoners of war,” marking a historic shift in Latin America’s last major insurgency. The Brazilian Defense Ministry said through a spokesman that it would provide two helicopters and a support aircraft with a team for the operation. Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that Brasilia was ready to provide the assistance pending an official request from Colombia. Brazil has taken part in previous such release operations, the last one of which took place a year ago when it provided military aircraft bearing Red Cross markings. Earlier this month, Colombian deputy Defense Minister Jorge Bedoya said that Brazil had accepted a request from Bogotá to take part in the release of the detainees still held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). FARC made the concessions three months after it set off massive anti-rebel protests throughout the country by allegedly executing four long-time hostages during a government raid. “We have often talked about the kidnappings of men and women from the civilian population, that we, the FARC, have carried out for financial reasons to help support our struggle,” it said in its statement on February 26. “We are announcing that, from this date, we are outlawing these practices in the framework of our revolutionary activity,” read the statement, released via their website. The FARC statement however stopped short of agreeing to cease hostilities with the government and failed to spell out if Colombian security forces would still be considered legitimate targets for hostage-taking. The Brazilian Government is playing two cards at the same time. With one there is an offer to help in the release of prisoners of war between the guerrillas and Colombian Government. With the other, it sells 200 tucanos aircrafts to the Colombian Government so it can bomb the guerrillas and simultaneously destroy the eco system and the civilian population in each bombing. Ah, those are the Governments that Colombia has as friends. By Dialogo February 29, 2012last_img read more

QLD Budget ‘a dangerous game’ warns property industry

first_imgREIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe Property Council warned that “unfortunately the Queensland government has succumbed to yet another potentially economically damaging additional tax on foreign investors”.“The introduction of a land tax surcharge on foreign property owners comes 12 months after the State government introduced an additional stamp duty surcharge on foreign property investors,” warned Property Council executive director Chris Mountford. “Both represent a broken election promise to not introduce new taxes, fees or charges.”He warned that the Queensland Government was putting housing supply, jobs and taxes at risk.“The Queensland government is playing a dangerous game by upping taxes on foreign investors.“If we keep pushing up the costs of investing here, ultimately another part of the globe will become a more attractive place to invest, and the money and associated jobs will be redirected.“We are not just competing with the southern states, we are competing with the rest of the world.” Property Council executive director Chris Mountford. Picture: Mark CallejaReal Estate Institute of Queensland chief executive Antonia Mercorella was disappointed that yet again the Palaszczuk Government failed to tailor the FHB grant towards existing housing in hard hit regional centres where there were already oversupply issues.“This (FHB) measure has been successful in the southeast corner, with the added benefit of additional supply moderating price growth where demand is strong. However, additional supply in regional Queensland is going to further slow these markets and make any price recovery much longer to come into effect.” Master builders deputy chief executive Paul Bidwell. Picture: Josh WoningMaster Builders deputy chief executive Paul Bidwell questioned why the Government continued budget for certain spending programs but failed to spend those allocated funds.He said the government had underspent its allocations by $1.7 billion annually for the past six years.“The government needs to ensure it spends all of the money it’s allocated, as well as show that it is prepared to pursue new opportunities to unlock investment,” Mr Bidwell said.center_img The Queensland government has been accused of having a blinkered view on housing to the detriment of the regions.THE Palaszczuk Government has been warned it is playing “a dangerous game” with the property market in its 2017-18 pre-election Budget.While the property industry welcomed the extension of the $20,000 First Home Buyers grant to the end of December, there is growing concern of a blinkered approach towards investors and regions that could backfire on Queensland.There was disappointment over the government’s failure to consider the regions in its FHB grant, instead continuing to support the South East corridor and ignore realities everywhere else in the state.last_img read more

Kennedy says Waterford will play without fear against Tipp

first_imgThrow-in on Sunday is at four o’clock in Nowlan Park and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Kenyon Bar, Kenyon Street, Nenagh. Former Tipp senior hurler John Kennedy says he expects an extremely competitive game between Tipp and Waterford this weekend.Two time All-Ireland winning Tipp hurler John Kennedy says the Premier County will be keen to hold on to their consistency in the League semi-final against Waterford.The Clonoulty-Rossmore native says he expects Waterford to play without fear when they come up against a Tipp side looking to reach their third successive League final.last_img read more

West Africa’s largest sports store opened in Accra

first_imgLeading French sports equipment and sportswear company Decathlon has open West Africa’s largest sports store at Junction Mall in Accra.The store sits at an impressive 1,250 square metres and stocks over 3,000 products spanning over 40 different sports disciplines.They have over 3,000 products across 40 sports ranging from popular sports such as football, basketball, swimming and cycling; to lesser known sports such as archery, hiking, kayaking and so on.Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Decathlon Ghana, Kwasi Tabury said they want to make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to everybody adding that “We just want to see sport everywhere, in every corner of Accra to start”.He indicated that the best value for money is key for us that is why our products are cheaper than those in the secondhand market”.”We are very excited to be making history in Ghana in my own country where Decathlon is really needed because we can change lives of many people. Decathlon Ghana under its sports4all initiative is giving meaning to its objective of making sports accessible and affordable to all through strategic partnerships” he noted.Kwasi Tabury said making sports accessible and affordable to every person irrespective age, sex or creed is at the core of what Decathlon stands for. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanteng commended Decathlon for making such a great investment in Ghana to employ Ghanaians, which is part of his party’s promise.“There are several things that I’m pleased about this initiative and one is the opportunity for job creation for Ghanaians. You all know the agenda of this government is to create jobs and Decathlon has started that and this is what we are expecting from the private sectors”.The French Ambassador expressed delight saying “I think maybe at some point there will be factories to manufacture the goods that will be sold in the stores in Ghana. That is what I call a long-term commitment, and that means in country terms, job creation and value addition.”The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Hadzide said sports should be for everybody because of its implications, and that his outfit is interested in the initiative.He said Ghana is challenged with sports equipment and the presence of the shop in Ghana is a relief and commended the Country Manager for the initiative. The shop will be opened to the General public on Saturday, April 22.last_img read more

Salah takes Liverpool to second, West Brom cut adrift

first_img“It was intense, it was aggressive, it was angry, it was full of desire. I saw everything I wish to see in a game of football and it’s not often you see that.”Salah also drew level with Harry Kane on 23 Premier League goals in an outstanding debut season at Liverpool in the battle for the golden boot. Substitute Michail Antonio pulled a goal back for the Hammers just a minute after coming on, but Mane ensured all of Liverpool’s prolific front three were on target when he converted Andrew Robertson’s cross 13 minutes from time.“We always thought we had a chance of scoring today but we couldn’t keep their front players quiet,” said West Ham boss David Moyes. “Ultimately we are playing against a team in real form.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 The Egyptian was inches away from opening the scoring inside three minutes when he struck the post, but did have a hand when Can’s bullet header from Salah’s corner broke the deadlock on 29 minutes for Liverpool’s 100th goal of the season in all competitions.Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead when he steered a shot into the far corner on his favoured left foot after the break from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s through ball.Moments later it was Firmino who beat West Ham goalkeeper Adrian to Can’s pass before slotting into an empty net.center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp described a near perfect Liverpool performance as a “joy to watch” as Mohamed Salah scored for the sixth straight game in a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham at Anfield on Saturday.Klopp’s men moved up into second in the Premier League by edging a point ahead of bitter rivals Manchester United, who host fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday, as Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also on target.“I don’t think as a manager you can expect a game like this, you can hope for it but it’s very rare you get it. We got it. It was a joy to watch,” said Klopp.last_img read more

President Trump Claims “Big Success” on Turkish-Syrian Border

first_imgPresident Trump: “Let someone else fight over this long, bloodstained sand.” Speaking from the White House Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump claimed “big success” on the Turkish-Syrian border.Trump said a permanent ceasefire is in place, the Kurds are happy, ISIS fighters are under lock and key and no American blood was spilled.Trump said the oil in the area is secured and is being guarded by a small number of American troops.The president also said others in the region will help maintain the peace along the border and our soldiers are home after ten years.Trump also announced that U.S. sanctions against Turkey are being lifted. He reserved the right to reimpose sanctions, if necessary.Trump noted that there will be a “safe zone” and argued that the volatile region will become more stable. He defended his recent decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, claiming the move was a huge success.last_img read more

Man travels to St. Lucie County to meet his long lost father

first_imgA Virginia Beach man traveled nearly 900 miles to St. Lucie County to meet his long lost father.Rod Hobbs, a father of two, told CBS12 “family is everything,” and for that reason, he spent years searching for his biological father.Hobbs worked closely with private investigators, and found a Port St. Lucie man who goes by “Bobby.”Bobby dated Hobb’s mother while he was training for the U.S. Navy., but lost contact after he was deployed.After 32 years of searching, Hobbs traveled to meet Bobbly, and soon after, two DNA tests confirmed that there is a 99.9 chance that he is his long lost father.Bobby said he never knew about the pregnancy, and offered an emotional apology to his adult son.Hobbs, now 47, said, “it was difficult growing up without a father,” and shared details of his struggle, which included him having to move out and live on his own at the young age fifteen.However, in spite of the hardships he’s faced, Hobbs has found it in his heart to forgive.“It’s the family I wanted my whole life that I didn’t think I would ever have,” he told CBS12.Click here to watch what happened.last_img read more

Florida school resource officer fired after video shows him yanking young girl’s hair

first_imgOrange County Sheriffs Office(MIAMI) — A Florida school resource officer has been fired and faces an investigation after a video surfaced on social media showing him yanking a middle school student by her hair.Following outrage, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released body cam footage of the incident Friday. In the video, officers are shown responding to a fight that broke out between students outside Westridge Middle School in Orlando, Florida. It shows one deputy holding a girl against the trunk of a car, with her arms held behind her back.The officer, who is white, then grabs the girl, who is black, by a hair scarf, pulling her head back and saying, “You’re the one who started this s— at school. … I’m tired of this s—.”He then drags the girl to a police car and puts her in the back seat. The girl was briefly detained before being released to a parent, authorities said.Authorities have not identified the officer involved in the incident.In a press conference Friday, Orange County Sheriff John Mina described the officer’s conduct as “out of control.”“I am extremely upset, disappointed and outraged by the conduct of our deputy sheriff in this instance,” Mina said. “I want the community to know that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.”Mina told reporters that he had been made aware of the video on Friday morning, and that after reviewing it and footage from the department’s own body cameras, the decision was made to terminate the deputy’s employment.Footage from a body camera worn by another deputy responding to the incident showed him addressing the same student moments before the now-fired deputy intervened. The first deputy is heard telling the girl to relax, and saying he is not yelling at her.“The school resource deputy showed up and actually escalated the situation and made it worse,” Mina said.The department’s internal affairs section is conducting its own investigation of the incident, the findings of which will be turned over to the State’s Attorney’s Office to see if criminal charges are warranted.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more