Colombian and Peruvian Air Forces Cooperate to Fight Drug Trafficking

first_imgBy Dialogo November 03, 2015 Discussing the lessons FAP and FAC officials learned during an interoperability exercise held by the two countries, an event that Brazil helped arrange concerning the application of International Humanitarian Law (DIH). Sharing their respective experiences using unmanned aircraft (ART), also known as drones; “The threats in border areas are offset by, among other things, combined aerial exercises, the real-time exchange of information concerning illegal air traffic, and the exchange of experiences at the operational and training levels.” Officials with the two Air Forces focused on four issues of cooperation between the FAP and FAC during the rest of 2015 and 2016: Cooperation in the fight against international drug trafficking is needed to fight transnational criminal organizations, which are constantly evolving to develop new air, maritime, and terrestrial transportation routes. Exchanging information about their respective experiences using the A-37 simulator for training purposes; “In this sense, the meeting of the Chiefs of Staff takes on great relevance with the common goal of closing spaces to drug trafficking,” Retired Lt. Gen. Bohórquez explained. “The problem of drug trafficking is very real, and the Colombian and Peruvian Air Forces are constantly updating much of their investigative work to keep up with the crime rings.” Cooperating to produce a Military aircraft; Officials from the two Air Forces discussed their respective capabilities and shared information about their facilities and equipment. Those from the FAP, including Lt. Gen. Valdez, spent part of their time during the joint meeting with officials from the FAC’s CACOM-4 — which is also known as “the Cradle of Rotary Wing Pilots” and is part of a larger technological, operational, and social project. They also visited the FAC’s Aerospatial Medicine Corporation (CEMAE) and the Military Transport Aerial Command (CATAM). The Air Forces’ accord builds on an agreement the FAP and FAC signed in 2002 to combat drug trafficking and related crimes, such as the smuggling of weapons and other contraband. “The standardization of phraseology, communication, the control of air traffic, and the capture of aircraft are essential in the fight against drug trafficking,” Retired FAP Lieutenant General Carlos Bohórquez Castellares told Diálogo. “This is a gargantuan task and requires a great deal of coordination…these procedures must be continuously updated by the two countries to keep up with the new multidimensional threats that arise every day at the regional level. These threats include organized crime, terrorism, illegal mining, and human trafficking.” The Peruvian Air Force (FAP, for its Spanish acronym) and the Colombian Air Force (FAC, for its Spanish acronym) have reached an accord to exchange information and conduct joint training sessions to combat drug-trafficking organizations. The meeting bolstered “the ties of friendship and cooperation between the Air Forces of Colombia and Peru,” according to the FAC. “The cooperative nature of the relationship between the two countries’ Air Forces is of great importance, and it is because of this that a Second-in-Command position has been created specifically for the needs of the Air Force. There is a significant number of overlapping themes and ample opportunity for mutual cooperation with the aim of strengthening operational capabilities, which will benefit regional security.” Colombian and Brazilian organized crime groups traffic drugs throughout the region where Brazil, Colombia, and Peru meet. The need for coordinated anti-drug efforts Those opportunities for cooperation extend to the other branches of the Armed Forces of Peru and Colombia. For instance, the General Armed Forces Command’s “Roundtable Talks of the Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of Colombia and Peru” has boasted participation from Second-inCommand personnel from each of the branches of the Armed Forces for 21 years. Strengthening ties Lieutenant General Julio César Valdez Pomareda, the FAP’s Chief of Staff, and Major General Luis Ignacio Barón Casas, Second-in-Command and Chief of Staff for the FAC, met during the first joint meeting of the Air Forces’ Chiefs of Staff from August 11-13 in Bogotá, Colombia. At the first of what is planned to be an annual meeting, they discussed how to “improve institutional capabilities and strengthen operational performance keeping in mind the hazards posed in border zones,” according to the FAC. Interoperability and training “However, the actual trading is supervised by smaller organizations with operating bases often located downstream in either Brazil or Peru, where much of the drug production in the area happens,” reported in April 2014.last_img read more

UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him

first_img 10 months ago UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson plans to make a biopic on Mark Kerr WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Shows Off His Lean Physique On InstagramUFC: Jorge Masvidal fires back at Conor McGregorJorge Masvidal has expressed his urge to fight Conor McGregor in the past but unfortunately, the fight never happened. Looking at the current scenario, Conor McGregor vs Jorge Masvidal looks absolutely legitimate but the BMF feels that McGregor is too scared to sign the contract. According to Masvidal, McGregor is a salty a** dude and that’s how he gets salt by asking for salt and vinegar at the drive because Masvidal himself has never asked for those two things. Masvidal also suggested McGregor for calling UFC President Dana White and throw some numbers at their way. Masvidal has slammed McGregor in the past too. After so much social media and public appearance beefing, Dana White should surely arrange the fight but only if McGregor agrees to it. The Irish fighter has yet not replied to Masvidal regarding their match-up and nothing can be said until the ‘Mr Notorious’ decides to respond.Also Read- UFC: Conor McGregor Gets Attacked In Khabib Nurmagomedov’s RussiaUFC: Jorge Masvidal vs Conor McGregor- Weight class?Conor McGregor is expected to make his return on January 18. However, the question remains of the weight category that he will fight in. Masvidal is a natural welterweight while McGregor fought his last bout in the lightweight category against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. So, will McGregor fight Masvidal in welterweight and then return to lightweight for facing the winner of Khabib vs Tony?. Nothing can be finally stated until the Irishman signs the contract and gives a steady disclaimer about his return.Also Read- UFC: 3 Major Fights In UFC History With Controversial EndingsAlso Read- UFC: The Biggest Dream Matches That Never Happened Inside The Cage 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed FOLLOW US 10 months ago UFC 244: Doctor faces online threats after Diaz vs Masvidal fight Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV Raj Sarkar WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 6th November, 2019 17:42 IST UFC: Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is Scared To Fight Him Jorge Masvidal thinks that he can defeat Conor McGregor with ease and fires back at the former double champ for not signing the contract. Know more details. Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has made headlines with his recent statement in a press conference in Moscow in which he announced that he will face the winner of the BMF belt first as well as the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight after that for his much-awaited UFC return. Well, UFC 244 is over and Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal is officially the BMF in UFC. It is believed that McGregor must face Masvidal in his January 18 UFC return but nothing has been finalised yet. After Masvidal’s recent victory against Nate Diaz at UFC 244, McGregor showed his urge to fight the BMF through Twitter but Masvidal fired back at him for not signing an official contract yet. 10 months ago UFC 244: Jorge Masvidal wants to ‘run it back’ with Nate Diaz again First Published: 6th November, 2019 17:42 IST 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming detailslast_img read more

Yaya Sanogo fires Arsenal to victory against Benfica in the Emirates Cup

first_imgYAYA Sanogo, French striker with sprawling, bambi like legs, stole the thunder yesterday from Arsenal’s £32million record signing Alexis Sanchez.The 21 year striker, his career hit by injuries and too much expectation, became the first Arsenal player to score four goals in any game since Andre Arsahvin against Liverpool in 2009.His goals crushed the Portuguese champions who twice last year beat North London rivals Spurs.Benfica don’t do friendlies and this was a humiliation.Sanogo left the field to be replaced by Sanchez and you could not split the cheers.Go-go with Sanogo. This is the seventh year of Arsenal’s Emirate’s Cup and has been a guide line to their season.Previously they have fluffed it.Yesterday they laid down a season marker that will be hard to beat.They started with a side that is expected to fill the subs bench and finished with one that will be hard to argue against.Manager Arsene Wenger made a statement in forking out £52millon on new players this summer. His alleged second string made a bigger one.Sanogo has that same languid style of former Arsenal player Adebayor. Yet he is just as effective.He looks clumsy. Makes mistakes but is there when it matters.Other bonuses was the form of Joel Campbell, right back Hector Bellerin and keeper Damian Martinez. Campbell was infectively on trial, with a host of clubs watching to make a £13million bid, with AC Milan’s top scout seen making notes.He was, he played wide right, a position Theo Walcott has made his own when fit.For Costa Rica during the World Cup he operated just behind their main striker and at Arsenal he is well down the pecking order on that list. He started well with one or two mesmerising moments but real hero of the opening skirmishes was ex-Barcelona Spaniard Bellerin, a tricky customer when in full flight.Made you wonder why Wenger went heavily in cash to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle for £11million.Bellerin is a player worth watching.Campbell fluffed a chance to put his name in neon when Aaron Ramsey cleverly lobbed him clear but the 22nd effort was scuffled wide.Sanogo looked way off the pace at the start, his first touch led to another trying to win the ball back. You could, however, never fault his commitment and his goal was a testament to his big heart and skill when odds are against him. He wasted a simple chance in the 24th minute, lunging in to turn a Bellerin cross wide but then put Arsenal ahead two minutes later.Ramsey, seizing onto a Bellerin pass, got almost to the by-line and crossed for Sango to cleverly scored with the inside of his right foot.Calum Chambers made his home debut following his shock £16million move from Southampton and for a 19-year-old he didn’t look uncomfortable although there is much learning to be had.Arsenal welcomed back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain following his injury and looked fresh and ready to reclaim his place in the side and be an asset to Arsenal and England once more.Bellerin made Arsenal’s second goal in the 40th minute with a sweet, nicely weighted cross from the right that Campbell turned into the gaol with his left foot easier than it seemed. Sadly, a minute later he fluffed a golden chance by hitting wide as Arsenal again waltzed through Benfica’s defence.No matter. Arsenal were back again a minute later to add their third. Ramsey chipped out wide left to Capmbell who crossed for Sanago to score.His story wasn’t over. A minute later he scored again, turning in a right wing cross from Kieran Gibbs.Within two minutes he added his fourth. Campbell put Ramswey clear to shoot, only for Benfica keeper Moraes Artur palm out for the shot onto the welcoming feet of Sanago.Benfica pulled one back through Nico Gaitan in the 61th minute but by then it was circus time and the warm applause for the arrival of Sanchez.last_img read more

Bazdarevic announced the List of Players for Matches against the Ireland

first_imgOn the list of players that head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic announced today, there are no major changes compared to the last two qualifier matches, so all the players are available, except Muhamed Besic who is suspended and cannot play the first match of play-off. The only new name is Rade Krunic.At today’s press conference, Bazdarevic announced the list of players for the upcoming play-off matches for the European Championship in France 2016, which our team is playing against the national football team of Ireland.The following 28 players are on the list: Asmir Begovic, Ibrahim Sehic, Jasmin Buric, Mensur Mujdza, Toni Sunjic, Ermin Bicakcic, Emir Spahic, Sead Kolasinac, Edin Cocalic, Muhamed Besic, Marin Anicic, Tino Sven Susic, Rade Krunic, Ervin Zukanovic, Miralem Pjanic, Srdjan Grahovac, Anel Hadzic, Ognjen Vranjes, Senad Lulic, Sejad Salihovic, Edin Visca, Ermin Zec, Haris Medunjanin, Izet Hajrovic, Edin Dzeko, Vedad Ibisevic, Armin Hodzic and Milan Djuric.The first play-off match is scheduled on the 13th of November in Zenica, while the rematch will be played three days later in Dublin.Bazdarevic gave thanks to all those who followed the team in previous qualifier matches.The coach added that our players should not be deceived by the fact that Ireland is playing with a big number of injured players.“We know that as a nation, they are full of desire and persistence, and it will not be easy for us. They have alternatives for injured players so I don’t pay attention on that,” stated Bazdarevic.He reminded that they did a good job during the qualifications and that the players did everything he asked.“They showed character and willingness and now we are in the position to determine our own destiny. We want to finish the job in the best way possible. We want to go on the European Championship,” said Bazdarevic.(Source: read more