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first_imgVenezuela’s government organized 2.3 million soldiers to participate in Bolivarian Shield defense exercises in mid-February.Published in pagina12.com.ar on Feb 18. Translation by John Catalinotto. The military has been deployed in Venezuela — not only in Caracas, where weapons, soldiers and militia could be seen — but throughout the country. All five components of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) were activated: the Bolivarian National Guard, the Bolivarian Army, the Bolivarian Navy, the Bolivarian Military Aviation and the Bolivarian Militia.President Nicolás Maduro announced Feb. 14 that this exercise, called “Bolivarian Shield 2020,” activated 2.3 million combatants. The last operation of a similar type took place in September 2019.  Under the name “Sovereignty and Peace,” it focused on the border areas.Remigio Ceballos, strategic operational commander, said: “The FANB’s strategic operational command, the eight strategic regions of integrated defense, the 28 operational zones of integrated defense, the 99 areas of integrated defense, the groups and popular bases of integrated defense, and the popular units of integrated defense are all deployed in the national territory.”The televised exercises showed what a military deployment might look like in the event of an attack.  They demonstrated how the deployment of soldiers, the anti-aircraft system and the firing of missiles from warships would look.  And they showed how an operation to establish resistance centers in Caracas, in the event of a bombing and troop attack, would appear.Activation of the Militia was one of the significant elements within the Bolivarian Shield. General in Chief Vladimir Padrino López highlighted its importance: “The incorporation of the Militia as a special component of the FANB grants an added value to the defense of the Nation […] they are regular combatants, not armed civilians.”The Bolivarian Militia has been the target of many attacks by the Venezuelan opposition, which has oscillated between ridiculing those who are part of the Militia — and on the other hand — showing its fear about the growing number of women and men in the Militia and the extent of their training.Masses involved in defenseThis is one of the most distinctive features of the Venezuelan political process, as it allows and encourages the participation of the population in the defense of the nation under Article 130 of the Constitution. The Militia consists mostly of women and men, workers, from the popular sectors, slums, and rural areas — those who identify with Chavism [the revolutionary process begun by the late President Hugo Chávez] and realize the need to prepare themselves for upcoming threats.These threats come at a decisive moment in Venezuela, following the U.S. government’s organized tour for [self-proclaimed “president’] Juan Guaidó.  He made key appearances at the State of the Union address in the U.S. Congress and at a meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House. These were not just photo opportunities.A sector of the Venezuelan right-wing is openly calling for the use of force against the Venezuelan government. That wing of the opposition is lobbying in the U.S. in order to bring about aggressive action. They are active where a sector of the Republican Party and the deep state [Pentagon, CIA, etc.] act along those lines.Within this framework, Bolivarian Shield 2020 was a demonstration of force, military readiness and dissuasion aimed at the United States and Venezuela’s neighboring countries, particularly Colombia and Brazil.  There have been instances of serious tension coming from across the border of these two countries aimed at  Bolivarian Venezuela.This is not the only defensive action which the Maduro government has developed.  Other operations are used to prepare for potential conflicts where regular military action would be the least likely. The framework of possible attacks suggests that potential operations are focused on aggression by paramilitaries, mercenaries – with attempted surgical shootings, such as assassinations or extractions – or attacks aimed at provoking social upheavals.The military exercise was also a reaffirmation of the existing command of President Nicolás Maduro, and the fictional presidency of Juan Guaidó, who has given no concrete or decisive announcements since his return to Venezuela.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img By NAFB News Service – May 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Democrats Oppose U.S. Trade Aid for Foreign Companies SHARE Senate Democrats Oppose U.S. Trade Aid for Foreign Companies Previous articleIndiana Elementary School’s Facebook Post Supporting Farmers Goes Viral on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articlePurdue Startup Creating Autonomous Robots for Ag Receives Funding NAFB News Service SHARE Nine U.S. Senators led by Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow are sharing concern over U.S. trade aid going to foreign companies. With the administration using up to $1.4 billion to purchase commodities, the group says the Department of Agriculture is allowing foreign companies to profit from the plan aimed to assist U.S. farmers. Stabenow, the top Democrat of the Senate Ag Committee, points out the first round of trade aid included purchase contracts of nearly $62.5 million in pork products from JBS USA, which is owned by Brazilian parent company JBS SA. A letter to USDA from the Senators calls the move “counterproductive,” adding its “unacceptable that American taxpayers have been subsidizing competitors through trade assistance.”The letter was signed by all Democrats, including Senator Stabenow, along with Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal, Washington’s Patty Murray, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, and Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin questioned the funding last week in a standalone statement following the announcement of the trade aid program. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


first_img Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – January 13, 2011 Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Sliabh Liag to benefit from substantial EU funding package LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsAppcenter_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Previous articleDetention time extended for two men after suspicious Derry deathNext articleOutcry as Mc Gimpsey says no money is available to run proposed radiotherapy unit News Highland Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Sliabh Liag is to share in a funding boost worth more than €5 million.EU structural funds have been released for a cross border funding package including the Gobbins Cliffs in County Antrim and and Sliabh Liag.Recent works have seen secure fencing, information points and other developments put in place along the sea-cliffs. Now, Donegal Councillor Brendan Byrne says this package will allow for road improvements and the development of a visitor centre…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/byrne1pm.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more


first_imgWe present an ice-penetrating radar data set which consists of 26 internal reflecting horizons (IRHs) that cover the entire Dome C area of the East Antarctic plateau, the most extensive to date in the region. This data set uses radar surveys collected over the space of 10 years, starting with an airborne international collaboration in 2008 to explore the region, up to the detailed ground based surveys in support of the Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice (BE-OI) European Consortium. Through direct correlation with the EPICA-DC ice core, we date 19 IRHs that span the past four glacial cycles, from the beginning of the Holocene to over 350 ka. We indirectly date and provide stratigraphic information for seven older IRHs using an 1-D ice flow inverse model, going back to an estimated 700 ka. Depth and age uncertainties are quantified for all IRHs and provided as part of the data set. The IRH data set presented in this study is available at the U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) (https://doi.org/10.15784/601411, Cavitte et al., 2020) and represents a contribution to the SCAR AntArchitecture program.last_img read more


first_imgApplicants must possess an MD/DO degree, Florida Medical Licenseeligibility and BC/BE in pediatrics.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February1, 2019. Please provide a letter of intent and CurriculumVitae.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by theNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES),which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine – Jacksonville seeks applicants to fill a full-timeleadership position as the Division Chief of General Pediatrics.This position will be at the non-tenure accruing level ofAssociate/Full Professor. As Division Chief, the faculty memberwill manage the direct clinical care, supervise day-to-dayoperations, and grow the patient base of the various clinics aroundthe city. The successful candidate must have practice experienceand the ability to expand a pediatric practice in an area withexcellent demographics and a growing population that is currentlyunderserved by pediatricians.The physicians and allied health professionals in the Department ofPediatrics are concerned with all children, from newborn to age 18and are involved in all phases of pediatric clinical care andresearch, including primary care and subspecialties. Further, thenew Division Chief will join an academic health center that is ahub for clinical research, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals and a unique provider of high quality patient care tothe region and beyond.This position will report to the Chairman of the Department ofPediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine –Jacksonville. The following is a general description of duties andresponsibilities:This faculty will have dedicated time (approximately 50%) asDivision Chief to supervise, manage, direct and administer theGeneral Academic Pediatric Division, which currently consists of 12primary care pediatric practices with the UF network (with twoadditional practices planned within the next year).Responsibilities include a commitment to leadership, residentteaching, advancing quality improvement initiatives andstandardization of primary care services. Participation oncommittees to represent the Department of Pediatrics and theDivision of General Academic Pediatrics as required. Attendance atDepartment faculty meetings and lead Divisional meetings asrequired.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to theexisting medical office building, where UF Health providers offermore than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s healthservices. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close toJacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes fromNassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For moreinformation, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspxlast_img read more


first_imgJam season is at full swing on Summer Camp Music Festival Day Two! The day featured a full roster of great bands, including festival hosts Umphrey’s McGee and moe., and stalwarts like STS9, The Nth Power, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The London Souls, McLovins, Ripe, Earphunk, Shook Twins, Jimkata, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Late Night Radio, Aqueous, Keller Williams, Lettuce, TAUK, Greensky Bluegrass, The Russ Liquid Test, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and so many more.Fortunately, Phierce Photo was on hand to capture highlights from the festival. Check out some of his stunning images below. Check out some setlists and a full gallery of Phierce Photo‘s images, below. Setlist: moe. at Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL – 5/27/16I: Stranger Than Fiction, Waiting For The Punchline, Haze >(nh) Water, Zed Naught Z, Blue Jeans Pizza > Mexico, Low, St. AugustineSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL – 5/27/16Set One: Gurgle > Plunger > Wife Soup, Miami Virtue > Roctopus, Syncopated Strangers, DivisionsSet Two: Stinko’s Ascension, Ocean Billy, 2×2 > Speak Up > 2×2, In The Kitchen, Hurt Bird BathSetlist: STS9 at Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL – 5/27/16Set One: Totem, STS9, Vapors, Rent, Awesome > The Unquestionable Supremacy Of Nature, Looking Back on Earth, Ramone & Emiglio, When The Dust Settles Load remaining imageslast_img read more


first_imgWith their impromptu performance at Governors Ball interrupted by storms, the supergroup Prophets of Rage have announced an intimate performance at the Brooklyn club Warsaw to be held tonight, June 5th. Prophets of Rage only first came into the public eye recently, when three of the four Rage Against The Machine members teamed up with B-Real and Chuck D to create the new supergroup.After two performances in the Los Angeles area, the band announced yesterday that they would be performing at Governors Ball today. When GovBall cancelled due to inclement weather, the supergroup rebounded with an announcement of a performance at Warsaw. The 1,000-person room should make for quite the intimate audience.For details, check out the band’s post on Facebook:See you there!last_img


first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has announced that David L. Evans; Leila T. Fawaz, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’79; and Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, will receive the 2020 Harvard Medal.First awarded in 1981, the Harvard Medal recognizes extraordinary service to the University in a variety of areas, such as teaching, fundraising, leadership, and innovation. Alumni, former faculty and staff, and members of certain organizations affiliated with the University are examples of individuals who may be eligible for consideration. Traditionally awarded at Commencement, the HAA has made the decision to defer the presentation of the 2020 Harvard Medals until a later date when it is safe to bring people together.Jon Chase/Harvard file photoDavid L. EvansHaving served Harvard with distinction for over five decades, Evans will retire as senior admissions officer this summer. Known for his effective communication and humor, Evans has acted as a mentor, advocate, and friend for Harvard students since he began his career on campus.Evans’ tireless recruitment efforts have reinforced Harvard’s mission of excellence and helped to create a more inclusive and diverse College. Participating in the selection of 50 Classes, Evans has recruited from California to Connecticut, ensuring that students from all backgrounds gained the same chance at higher education.Raised in Phillips County, Arkansas, Evans earned degrees in electrical engineering from Tennessee State University and Princeton University. While working in Huntsville, Ala., on the Saturn-Apollo project in the late 1960s, Evans began recruiting African American high school students for admittance into some of the nation’s top universities. The media attention his work garnered led Harvard College Admissions to offer him a job in 1970.Evans has served as an adviser to the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations since its inception in 1981. At the Harvard Alumni Association Black Alumni Weekend in 2003, the David L. Evans Scholarship Fund was announced — its original $250,000 target soared to over $1 million within three years. In 2016, referencing Evans as “the best of Harvard,” the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research awarded him the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.Leila T. FawazFawaz has been unwavering in her dedication to Harvard. As a member of the Board of Overseers from 1996 to 2012 — including a term as president — she demonstrated an ability to build consensus, serving on its executive committee, chairing the social sciences committee, and leading the subcommittee on visitation. A former Carnegie Scholar, Fawaz was also a member of visiting committees at the College, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.Photo by George EllmoreFrom 2009 to 2016, Fawaz was an Overseer member of the Harvard Alumni Association Committee to Nominate Overseers and Elected Directors, chairing the committee in 2016. In 2014, the Harvard Arab Alumni Association presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes alumni who have made “distinctive achievements in promoting cultural, scientific, social, economic, or political development in the Arab region.”Born in Sudan to Greek-Orthodox Lebanese parents and raised in Lebanon, Fawaz studied history at the American University of Beirut. She continued her studies at Harvard, receiving an A.M. in 1972 and a Ph.D. in 1979, and joined the Tufts University faculty. In 1994, she became chair of the history department, and from 1996 to 2001, she was the dean of arts and humanities and associate dean of faculty. Fawaz is now the Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts. In 2012, she was named a Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.Jon Chase/Harvard file photoJoseph J. O’Donnell O’Donnell has been referred to as a “Harvard treasure” and one if its most inspiring volunteers. His Harvard tenure includes service as a member of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, where he served on and chaired numerous committees, and as elected director of the HAA Board of Directors.When the Harvard Campaign was launched in 2013, O’Donnell was tapped to co-chair what would become the largest capital campaign in the history of American higher education. O’Donnell has also demonstrated his commitment to the University in his role on the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee and as honorary co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School of Education campaign. In addition, O’Donnell has served on the Allston Work Team and chaired many College and Harvard Business School (HBS) reunions.For over three decades, O’Donnell has also dedicated his philanthropic efforts to cystic fibrosis research, establishing the Joey Fund in 1986 after losing his own son, Joey, to the disease.Growing up in Everett, Mass., O’Donnell enrolled in Harvard College in 1963 on a full scholarship and excelled in football and baseball. He would later go on to endow the baseball coach position and fund what is now known as O’Donnell Field.Upon earning his M.B.A. in 1971, O’Donnell joined HBS’s administration as associate dean of students before establishing a food service management company for sports and entertainment venues. O’Donnell now serves as chair of a nationwide leader in the food service industry, while continuing to serve Harvard in numerous ways.last_img read more


first_imgDell’s most powerful 15” and 17” Precision mobile workstations – redesigned to be thinner, lighter and Ready for VR – are now also available pre-loaded with Ubuntu Linux 16.04. This follows the initial announcement back in May, when the Dell Precision 3530 mobile workstation with Ubuntu Linux 16.04 became available.When it comes to pure power, these machines are unmatched. Both feature 8th generation Intel® Core® and Xeon™ Processors with up to 6 cores as well as AMD Radeon™ Pro and NVIDIA® Quadro® professional graphics. And the 17” 7730 is the first Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning mobile workstation available.“Of particular note is the increased core count and memory,” said Project Sputnik leader Barton George on his blog.“In fact, the maximum memory has doubled to 128GB which helps with cloud developer local workloads. In the case of the 7730, which is the perfect platform for AI developers, it supports up to 8TB of PCIe NVME storage, the most PCIe storage on the market today..”Project Sputnik began back in 2012 when George came up with the idea to load our super sleek Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu to give developers the essentials they want. Guided by input from the community the Sputnik team then tailored this system to specifically meet developers’ needs. From there forward it’s been the continued input and feedback from the developer community that has made Project Sputnik a long-term success.“Canonical have been part of Dell’s Project Sputnik project since Day 1, and over five years later we are excited to see continuous innovation in open source computing solutions,” James Donner noted on their blog. “Canonical’s engineers have collaborated with the team at Dell to guarantee a first-class Ubuntu experience out of the box.”Our complete Precision mobile workstation portfolio first became available globally with Linux pre-loaded in 2016. To get to the Ubuntu option, simply click on the “Customize & Buy” button on the system you wish to purchase, then click on “more” to see and select Ubuntu Linux in the operating system section.These newest systems, which represent the fourth generation of the Precision developer editions, have also been Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.5 certified.“That being said, the AMD and NVIDIA drivers that come with 7.5 are inbox drivers,” said George. “We will be posting drivers for both graphics cards that will include professional features not included in the inbox drivers. Stay tuned.”Stay tuned also for the developer edition of our thinnest, lightest and smallest 15″ mobile workstation – the Dell Precision 5530. But today, the uber-powerful 7530 and 7730 are now live on dell.com:Dell Precision 7530 Mobile Workstation, developer editionDell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation, developer editionlast_img read more


first_imgBobby Hidy / CC BY-SA 2.0BUFFALO – Restrictions that barred non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada border due to the COVID-19 public health crisis have been extended.Sunday was supposed to be the first day of non-essential travel between the two countries, however, officials announced at the last minute that the border will stay closed until the end of July.The restrictions first went into place in March.Supply chain services, including trucking, are not impacted by the measure. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img