Representatives of the Navies of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard and Defense Department, will meet during Offshore Patrols Vessels Latin America, a conference aimed at discussing security issues common to these and other countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean. The event organizer, IQPC International, based in London, England, is accepting registrations online at http://www.opvlatinamerica.com, by email at [email protected], or by phone at 44-20 7368-9300. Registration is free for general officers. From other countries, confirmed attendees include the commandant-general of the Colombian National Navy, Vice Admiral Roberto García Márquez; the commandant-general of the Ecuadorean Navy, Vice Admiral Jorge Luis Gross Albornoz; and the director of the research and development program of the Chilean Navy, Rear Admiral Giancarlo Stagno. By Dialogo May 08, 2012 The event aims to bring together regional and international leaders in order to obtain a better understanding of the regional defense market. Through this platform for exchange among decision-makers on issues of naval and maritime security, the participants will learn about opportunities in the Latin American market, cutting-edge designs, use of new materials, and adoption of the latest technologies. With the rapid rise in defense budgets in Central and South America and the Caribbean, as well as the revitalization of the naval construction market in Brazil, due in part to an extensive program of naval renovation, the region has rapidly become a source of attraction for international companies. The event will take place at the Rio de Janeiro Stock Market Convention Center from May 21 to 23, 2012, and will be led by Rear Admiral Francisco Deiana, the Brazilian Navy’s director of naval engineering. Other attendees from Brazil will be Vice Admiral Rodolfo Henrique de Saboia, the coordinator of the Brazilian fleet’s renovation program; Rear Admiral Carlos Afonso Pierantoni Gamboa, the president of the Brazilian Association of Defense Matériel and Security Industries; and Vice Admiral Macelio Carmo de Castro Pereira, the president of Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais, a naval contractor.
CAPTION: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Transportation Bureau (Toei) took delivery last month of the first second-generation trainset for its small-profile linear motored metro Line 12. An update on progress with the construction of this line can be found in Developing Metros 1997, which is sent free to subscribers with this issueSpanish Minister of Public Works Rafael Arias Salgado told Parliament last month that the state would fund construction of the planned 300 km/h AVE line between Madrid and Barcelona using funds generated by the privatisation of public companies. Tenders for lots between Madrid and Zaragoza could be called this year, with work starting in 1998.CAPTION: The first Class 152 heavy freight loco built by Siemens and Krauss Maffei for DB Cargo has begun test running on Siemens’ Wildenrath test track; formal opening of the test facilities is scheduled for June 16 (RG 10.96 p627)
Forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2020 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees.Four area seniors were honored as Region Academic All-Stars. William Hartwell – Milan, Erin Batta – Batesville, Olivia Vanderbur – North Decatur, and Allison Furnish – Switzerland County.The students were selected from a field of 280 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by DePauw University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partner Herff Jones. Student awards will be awarded at a later date by DePauw University, Indiana University- Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Indiana Association of School Principals. Herff Jones provides the plaques awarded to the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars and their Influential Educators.
While in Bad Grogging, the team played four friendly games (a 3-3 draw with Freiburg U19s; a 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia U20s; a 3-1 win over AFR Aelen and; a 1-1 draw with Red Bull Salzburg) as they seek to win the FIFA U20 World Cup for the first time.Two-time runners up at the competition, in 1989 and 2005, Nigeria took the bronze medals at the 1985 finals staged in the former Soviet Union.Team Captain Ikouwem Udoh Utin said that the camping exercise in Germany has helped the team blend very well.“Our time in Germany has really helped us to come together as a group, blend with one another as well as learn new things from our coaches,” Utin enthused.“It has been a wonderful experience here in camp. The boys now understand one another better and we have perfected our plans as we go into the tournament. We want to make Nigeria proud in Poland and we will do our best not to disappoint Nigerians. Our aim is to go all out and win the trophy for Nigeria. We also want to thank the NFF and Nigerians for their support and we will go there and represent Nigeria well.”IK Sirius of Sweden striker Henry Offia is also optimistic that the team will go far in Poland 2019 and the lessons learned in camp will go a long way to help actualise this aim.“I’m really happy and grateful to be part of this team. This is my first time with any of the national teams and I’ll do my best not to disappoint,” Offia stated, adding: “We’ve had a good time in camp, learned a lot from the coaches and hopefully we put all into practice in Poland. It will be a tough competition no doubt but we are determined to go out there and make Nigeria proud. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’ll make best use of it.”17-year old goalkeeper Jonathan Zacalla, who is also one of the new faces in the team believes this team will give their best in Poland. Zacalla, who plays for Triestina in Italy also stressed that the camping exercise has helped develop his game which hopefully will translate to a good outing in Poland.“The camping exercise was tough but I enjoyed every bit of it. It was a good experience for me and the other players,” he revealed. “I’m hopeful of a good outing in Poland and will continue to work hard to make it happen. Our coaches have done a lot in training and I hope we can use that to good effect when the U20 competition starts.”The team was boosted by a visit to the camp on Thursday by President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.Nigeria will start her FIFA U20 World Cup campaign on 24th May against Group D foes Qatar before other duels against USA and Ukraine. Nigeria’s Under-20 boys, Flying Eagles have landed in Poland for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup after rounding off a three-week residential training at Bad Gogging on the outskirts of Munich, Germany on Saturday.The team flew out Germany via Munich on yesterday morning for the final leg of preparation for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup that starts on 23rdMay. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rohr in Flying Eagles Camp