The U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced its participation in Exercise Fused Response in Guyana on February 28. This year’s exercise runs March 1-9 and includes U.S. Special Operations Command-South and Guyanese Defence Forces who will train together to improve skills in areas such as communications, planning, reconnaissance and other joint training specialties. Fused Response training will improve the skills of both Guyana and U.S. Forces to better respond to security challenges and to provide effective and cooperative disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. The exercise will also enhance both nations’ collective ability to combat regional threats including terrorism, illicit trafficking, and organized crime. Fused Response is an annual SOUTHCOM-sponsored multi-lateral exercise involving a combined contingent of U.S. and partner-nation forces. About 350 U.S. military personnel will join approximately 125 Guyanese troops to train in Guyana at the invitation of the Guyanese government. Guyanese and U.S. forces frequently train together, and Fused Response will build on this existing relationship and serve as a positive example of strengthening partnerships in the region. By Dialogo February 29, 2012
Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: Flickr.comWILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Starting Monday, September 12, InselAir, the Curacao-based airline that operates in the pan-American region will increase its flights between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao to 90 flights per week. Due to an increase in demand, InselAir added more flights to its schedule between Aruba and Curacao and the route between Bonaire and Curacao. Most flights will be operated with the newly acquired Fokker-50 aircraft and regular MD jet. On weekdays the airline will operate seven return flights on most days. In the weekend five return flights per day are scheduled.“There was a growing demand, especially from businesspeople to add more flights per day. With seven flights per weekday, departing every two to three hours, we created better travel possibilities for many people,” Chief commercial officer Jurgen Lippinkhof stated. “Very important is that these routes will mostly be operated by our Fokker-50 aircraft, which seat 50 passengers and are equipped with an APU [aircraft power unit] making ground cooling possible.”The recently introduced onboard Comfort Class is not available on flights shorter than 45 minutes, and therefore not available between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. “The Comfort Class, as well as this new schedule, are all part of our customer experience enhancement,” Edward Heerenveen, chief general and international affairs manager stated. “We listen to our passengers and anticipate on that. By adding extra seat capacity we bring a lot more travel options to our customers, making it easier to do business on the islands that surround Curacao.”The airline stated that besides more travel options between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the new schedule also creates many more connection possibilities throughout the InselAir network, as well as connections with interline partners such as KLM, US Airways, GOL, Avianca and Winair.Caribbean News Now Share 29 Views no discussions Tweet LifestyleTravel InselAir increases flights between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by: – September 8, 2011 Share
Goetschl hurt both knees slightly in a training crash Thursday, but still planned to compete in the weekend’s three races. Goetschl, who already has clinched the super-giant slalom crown, also has a chance to clinch the season’s downhill title Saturday. She has a 134-point lead over Mancuso with only one more downhill remaining after this weekend. Schild clinched the slalom title in Sierra Nevada, Spain, last weekend and leads the super-combi standings. Tarvisio is located in the northeastern corner of Italy, nestled between the Austrian and Slovenian borders. Men’s races this weekend in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, are only a 20-minute drive away. The start of the Prampero course is located below the Lussari sanctuary, a site that has attracted religious pilgrims for centuries. The course’s narrowest point is only 38 yards wide. But at 1.9 miles, it’s one of the longest courses on the women’s circuit. Anja Paerson, a Swede who won three world titles last month on her home turf in Are, will be competing this weekend in the same three disciplines she swept at the world championships. She’s out of the running for the overall title, but clearly has favorites for the weekend. “I really hope Goetschl wins. She deserves it. She’s been trying so hard and she’s at the end of her career,” Paerson said. Mancuso, an all-around skier, is Paerson’s second choice. Mancuso’s three victories this season have come in three different disciplines – downhill, super-combi and super-G. At last year’s Turin Olympics, Mancuso won the giant slalom. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The World Cup circuit is racing in Tarvisio for the first time, but Mancuso has been here before. She won the downhill title on this course at the 2002 junior world championships. “I wouldn’t say it suits me, but I guess so,” Mancuso said Thursday after having the second-fastest time in downhill training. “It’s just really flat. But there’s good turns, so it’s fun. It’s kind of narrow.” Mancuso is in a race with three Austrians for the overall title. Marlies Schild leads the overall standings with 1,052 points, Renate Goetschl is second with 1,019, Nicole Hosp is next with 989 and Mancuso is fourth with 959. Schild and Hosp are technical specialists, while Goetschl excels in the speed events. TARVISIO, Italy – Julia Mancuso’s bid to become the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title in 24 years will depend a lot on how she skis this weekend on a course where she already has tasted success. Mancuso is the only one of the four skiers seriously in the running for the title who excels in each of the weekend’s disciplines – super-combi today, downhill on Saturday and super-G on Sunday. “I just have to not think of that and have good races,” Mancuso said. “I have to take it one race at a time.” Mancuso is attempting to become the first American woman to win the overall title since Tamara McKinney in 1983.
ATHLETICS: Over the last three weeks, we’ve watched some of the world’s greatest athletes battle it out for the ultimate prize in their sport, an Olympic Gold medal. However, closer to home, a 92 year-old Donegal man has incredibly won FOUR Gold medals at the National Masters Track and Field Championships.Hugh Gallagher, (92) of Milford AC produced the superb performance over the weekend, to add more medals to his fantastic career. Gallagher would put us all to shame, competing, enjoying and winning at athletics at the age of 92!Hugh has proved that age really is just a number!With allegations of corruption, bribery, fraud and cheating at the Olympic games in Rio, it has left a sour taste. So it’s refreshing to see Hugh, at 92, still participating in athletics at grassroots level – and showing us everything that is great about sport.Move over Usain! 92 year-old Donegal man wins four gold medals! was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:92athleticsHugh GallagherMastersnewsSport