Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment

first_img Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: CF Task Unit Returns from Deployment View post tag: Navy View post tag: Task Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: CF View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Unit October 18, 2012 Caspian Flotilla (CF) task unit consisting of frigate Tatarstan and seagoing tug MB-58 returned to home bases after deployment to…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy,October 18, 2012 View post tag: Returnslast_img read more

SUBGRU 7 Commander Tours USS Frank Cable

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: asia May 11, 2015 View post tag: News by topic Rear Adm. William Merz, commander, Submarine Group 7 (SUBGRU 7), made a visit to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), May 8.Merz met with commanding officers of local submarines aboard Frank Cable to discuss his expectations for units under his command.Afterwards Merz toured Frank Cable’s machine shop, pipe shop and dive compression chamber to see firsthand the capabilities the ship and crew bring to the fleet.Frank Cable, forward deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress mapid=”15927″]Image: US Navy SUBGRU 7 Commander Tours USS Frank Cable View post tag: Commander View post tag: Navy View post tag: SUBGRU 7 Back to overview,Home naval-today SUBGRU 7 Commander Tours USS Frank Cable Authorities View post tag: USS Frank Cable Share this articlelast_img read more

Colombia Thanks Ecuador For Help In Fighting FARC

first_img Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva sent a similar message to the Ecuadorian government, expressing gratitude in a press conference “for that presence and for that determination that President (Rafael) Correa also showed (on Wednesday).” Colombian President Alvaro Uribe thanked Ecuador Thursday for its cooperation in the battle against leftist FARC guerrillas in the border region, where separate military operations in recent days by the two countries have left 12 rebels dead. Soldiers destroyed three camps and seized 17 rifles, nine pistols, 300 electronic detonators, 63 grenades, 32 landmines, two grenade launchers and other gear in the operation. “I want to thank the Ecuadorian government for the effort it has made recently in the border area, neutralizing some FARC terrorists,” the conservative head of state told Cali’s Radio Calidad. Silva said the Ecuadorian action facilitated a Colombian military operation early Wednesday in which nine rebels from that same front were killed and six more were captured. The engagement took place early Wednesday in Las Lomas, a settlement on the shores of the San Miguel River in the southern province of Putumayo. He said the neighboring country’s actions are helping “a great deal” in the fight against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which is on both the U.S. and EU lists of terrorist groups and depends on drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping-for-ransom as the main means of financing its operations. The slain guerrillas belonged to the FARC faction that had been responsible for providing security to Raul Reyes, a top rebel commander who was killed in early 2008 in a Colombian military airstrike on his clandestine camp in Ecuador. “It’s very important here to highlight the cooperation, the collaboration between our two countries, because both nations are victims of narco-terrorism,” the Colombian defense minister said, adding that this new reality is the fruit of the normalization of bilateral relations. By Dialogo January 22, 2010 Very interesting issue. Finally a text describing the difficult and heroic work of the Brazilian military forces in that country in need. The World should thank the courage of all military and other entities that want to help to rebuild Haiti. The text is clear in the efforts to ease the suffering of the people and organize the help coming. Courage to everyone in the field and to the Haitian people. Gold help them. lili Those of us in countries that have lived through one of mother nature’s blows know the damage it causes to human beings and their property. Thank God we can count on public and private organizations that immediately appear to help the neediest. This isn’t the time for politics and ideology. Nature has no politics or ideology and we aren’t prepared it hurts us. Onward multinational soldiers that are helping in Haiti. May God bless you. Very good subject. Intelligent questions, precise and direct. It’s gratifying to read an interview like this one. Congratulations! By the way, who’s the author of the story? Gratifying to read an interview that values the hard work of those who venture in a impoverished and dangerous. As a brother of a soldier, I was delighted to read a well thought interview with Coronel Alan. It is unusual to find texts that address the painful work of the military, not measuring efforts and even risking their own lives for those who need help. Congratulations! At last Ecuador understands that the only possible way is through cooperation and institutional support. Actively supporting the guerillas, or doing so by omission is gambling on uncertainty and horror. I am very sad for my compatriots that are suffering from this earthquake. I don’t have the means to help them and I feel very, very badly. I particularly thank all of those countries and foreigners that are helping the suffering Haitians, for example; food, and water for all. I also want to particularly thank all of those Presidents that are consciously helping. Do not forsake the Haitians because they have nothing. I am also Haitian has lived in Chile for two (2) years. It is still not possible for me to take anything. Please think about them. Thanks to the President of Chile and to the future President and to all of the Chileans that have suffered as we Haitians are suffering. Thank you. Crime is crime, fight it off. Don’t associate with crime. Silva said he spoke on several occasions Wednesday by telephone with Ecuadorian Security Minister Miguel Carvajal, who informed him that his nation’s army had killed three insurgents and dismantled a rebel camp on its side of the border. “This presence of our two countries and our armed forces on both sides of the border is going to have a very noticeable, very significant impact on the FARC’s viability in that region. Colombia and Ecuador began talks last September aimed at restoring diplomatic ties, which Correa’s leftist government had severed following the March 2008 bombing of Reyes’ camp.last_img read more

Finland’s earnings-related pension returns barely positive in first half

first_imgInvestment returns generated by Finland’s earnings-related pension funds in the first half of this year were just above zero, thanks to a positive second quarter, according to Finnish pensions alliance TELA.But near-zero returns for the world’s largest pension funds last year reveal the difficulties in the global investment environment, the organisation said.TELA published data showing that the investment return on Finnish earnings-related pension assets was 0.3% in nominal terms in the first six months of the year.Despite the positive return trend in the second quarter, “modest returns” in the first quarter means the figures for the first half were only slightly positive, it said in the statistical analysis. Earnings-related pension assets totalled about €180.3bn at the end of June, lower than the level reported for the same point last year of €182.9bn, even though TELA said the value of the assets had risen by €2.4bn during the second quarter of this year.TELA analyst Peter Halonen said the situation on the financial markets improved slightly during the second quarter, as central banks continued monetary policy measures to stimulate the economy and reasonably good financial figures were published – in the US and China, for example.“On the other hand,” he said, “the stimulating monetary policy and the resulting low interest rates have kept the investment environment challenging, especially for fixed income investments.“Brexit, in turn, hit equities particularly hard during the second quarter and has increased both economic and political uncertainty.”Returns on earnings-related pension assets in Finland in 2015, however, beat returns produced by big pension funds in other countries, TELA said.But it warned that these weak investment results by the big funds indicated how tough the environment was.Halonen said: “Last year, the returns of the world’s largest pension funds – for instance, in Japan, Norway, the Netherlands and the US – were around zero.“This reflects the difficulties in the global market situation; we operate in the same investment environment.”However, he added that Finnish pension insurers were constantly striving to seek new, profitable investments.“For as long as the return on investments exceeds the growth rate of the wages and salaries sum in the long term, it pays to invest pension assets and to cover some pensions with the returns yielded by the investments,” Halonen said.At the end of June, the proportion of earnings-related pension assets invested in equities and equity-like instruments stood at around 46.3%, or €83.6bn in absolute terms, down from 46.3% at the end of June 2015.Fixed income investments accounted for about €81.9bn, or 45.4%, up from 42.7% at the same point last year, while real estate investments totalled €14.9bn, equating to an 8.3% overall allocation, down from 9.4% 12 months earlier.TELA’s analysis takes in data on the investment of statutory earnings-related pension assets made by pension insurance companies, industry-wide pension funds, company pension funds, the pension liability fund for the employees of the Social Insurance Institution, Keva, the Central Church Fund, the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution, the Seafarer’s Pension Fund (MEK), the Pension Institution of the Bank of Finland and the State Pension Fund (VER).last_img read more

Avaz Tower Running 2013 on 22 June

first_imgOn 22 June contestants from all over the world will come to Sarajevo to compete in the Avaz Tower Running 2013 which will be held in Avaz Twist Tower,reports avaz.baThe race will start at noon, and the fastest will be awarded with prize money.The tower is 142 metres high, with 36 stories and 780 stairs and it will offer quite a challenge for those who decide to participate.One of the best vertical runners Pjotr Lobodzinski  from Polan has announced his arrival, together with Matjaž Mikloš from Slovenia, Pavel Holec from Czech Republic who won in the first vertical marathon in BIH.(photo: wikipedia)last_img read more