Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: USC, JSC Rosnano Agree on Cooperation View post tag: Rosnano Plan of cooperation between the Russia’s largest shipbuilding company JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and investment company responsible for competitive nano-technological industry JSC Rosnano was approved on March 15 at the meeting with participation of Anatoly Chubais and Roman Trotsenko. The parties formed joint working group consisting of Rosnano‘s project managers, experts of innovation block, and chief designers of USC design bureaus.In the nearest two months the group will determine common technical requirements to nano products for shipbuilding and work out possibility to implement Rosnano projects at USC shipyards.One of the top-priority lines of cooperation is introducing of carbon fiber materials, solar and lithium-ion batteries with potential use of super-condensers, different nano coatings, electrochemical cells, and various kinds of special rubbers.JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation is a largest shipbuilding company in Russia. It was established in 2007 with 100% shares in federal ownership. The holding comprises over 50 shipbuilding enterprises and organizations (core national shipyards and leading design bureaus). Russian market is a top priority for the state-led corporation, although it exports production to 20 foreign countries.JSC Rosnano was established in March 2011 by re-organization of state-led Russian Nanotechnology Corporation. JSC Rosnano implements governmental policy on development of nano industry acting as co-investor for nanotechnological projects with considerable economic or social potentials. 100% of Rosnano shares are in state ownership. Anatoly Chubais was appointed the company’s president.Tasks of the former Russian Nanotechnology Corporation on creation of nanotechnological infrastructure and implementation of education programs are currently executed by the Foundation for Infrastructural and Education Programs also established during restructuring of the state corporation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 23, 2012; Industry news View post tag: Naval March 23, 2012 View post tag: Cooperation View post tag: Navy View post tag: USC View post tag: News by topic View post tag: JSC View post tag: Agree Russia: USC, JSC Rosnano Agree on Cooperation Share this article
Swimmers from four teams throughout southern New Jersey competed Sunday in the Special Olympics at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center. Retired Ocean City Fire Department Captain Bill Slaughter first encouraged FMBA Local 27 to get involved with the Special Olympics swimming event in Ocean City, where his daughter Rachel is a member of the Stingrays.The event for area athletes with intellectual disabilities includes an opening parade, competitive events and podium awards ceremonies as in the traditional Summer and Winter Olympics.The athletes remain true to the Special Olympics motto: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”In its almost 20 years, the meet has brought together a host of community volunteers, city representatives and members of the Ocean City Firemen’s Mutual Benevolent Association Local No. 27, including Training Officer Bill Martin, whose booming voice highlights the awards ceremonies.“This is my favorite event in the state,” said Carmen Bannon, chief program development officer for Special Olympics New Jersey.The hometown favorite Ocean City Stingrays are stacked with veteran swimmers, but the team is excited about the addition of new members, including Steven Brown, 15, and Ryan Feliciano, 9. The team is always open to new participants, according to Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center Director Karen Pratz.See attached PDF for complete results.Download (PDF, 71KB)
AgricultureIndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ Twitter (95.3 MNC) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a plan that allows Indiana farmers to commercially grow and process hemp.Before, farmers needed a research proposal and had to be affiliated with a university researcher to apply for a license, but will no longer need to do that.Farmers will still need to fill out an application with the state in order to grow hemp starting next year. People sometimes confuse hemp with marijuana.They are both cannabis, and hemp does produce some THC, but not enough that will create those intoxicating effects if you consume it. Pinterest Pinterest Indiana farmers will be able to grow, process hemp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Network Indiana – October 23, 2020 0 1083 Previous articleClick to watch the NOISE Speaker Series with Casey Hendrickson and Brian KilmeadeNext articleForecast: Indiana’s workforce will need “human skills” Network Indiana
Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan certifies Biden winNext articleSocially distant holidays could lead to mental anguish Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Free meals for Elkhart County families in need on Thanksgiving Day Google+ Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 24, 2020 0 354 (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Families in Elkhart County that are in need of a free meal on Thanksgiving Day have several options this year.The Elkhart Salvation Army has teamed together with Elkhart Rotary Club and Navarre Hospitality Group for about 1000 free meals that will be distributed drive-thru style, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Matterhorn. Meals will be first come, first served.In addition, Faith Mission of Elkhart will distribute hot and cold meals to residents who either drive through or walk up from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.In Goshen, First Methodist Church & Life Center is serving free drive-thru meals on Thursday. They are also in need of volunteers to help.Read more details about the meal offerings from The Elkhart Truth. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebook
Butch Trucks, original drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, won’t let the end of ABB slow down his rhythmic drive. He’s since banded together a crew of professionals for two projects, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band and another Allman Brothers side-project Les Brers. While there’s no promise of a full-band reunion, it’s nice to know that the members of the Allman Brothers are still playing down their own respective paths. Who’s to tell what the future holds? Because, as we all know, well, the road goes on forever…This interview was conducted November 24, 2015, but has since been updated with links to news/videos related to the topics of conversation:L4LM: Butch, it’s been over a year since the last Allman Brothers shows. What have you been up to since?Butch Trucks: I’ve spent most of the time since last October at our home in France. Very relaxing. And I’ve been catching up on my reading while I work on other projects. I have done a few dates with Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band. I have also played Wanee Music Festival and The Peach Fest with what I am working on becoming a new band called Les Brers. This includes (ABB rhythm section) Jaimoe, Oteil, Marc Quinones, and Jack Pearson (guitar in ABB 1997-99) and his guitar mate Pat Bergeson, Bruce Katz and Lamar Williams, Jr. (son of Lamar Williams, bass in ABB 72-76). If all goes well, Les Brers will be touring and playing festivals in summer of 2016. We are already scheduled to play the midnight set on the Mushroom Stage at Wanee Friday, April 15.Warren Haynes Reunites With Members Of The Allman Brothers For Les Brers At Wanee [Full Audio/Video]L4LM: How does it feel to not be doing the Allman Brothers for the first time in over 25 years?BT: I do miss the passion that the ABB brings to my life. Last March was a bit of a downer. First time in 25 years I wasn’t in New York City. Otherwise, I have enjoyed the peace and quiet of Mas Les Baux (our home in France).L4LM: It’s been said that the Allmans mutually decided to hang it up in 2014. How did you all come to that difficult decision and what was your take on it?BT: Well I’ve read a few interviews from some of the guys about how we “mutually” agreed to hang it up in 2014. Then it’s followed by them saying that some members (especially me) got “cold feet” and tried to keep things going. What is left out of the conversation is that when we mutually agreed to wrap it up in 2014, it was also MUTUALLY agreed that we would do, for the first time in years, a full tour that would cover the entire country.Watch Butch Trucks Sings For The First Time In 45 Years, Covers Bob Dylan ClassicWhen all was said and done, we played about 30 shows, 26 of them at The Beacon. After agreeing to the full tour, the guys doing those interviews seemed to not want to discuss this aspect of our agreement. No matter how hard we tried to put together tours, we were always met with resistance. While we had mutually agreed that 2014 was not going to be the ABB going out with a whimper, but a major tour, in reality we played fewer shows in 2014 than at anytime since our reunion in 1989. Some of the members wanted out and apparently were ready to make those agreements with no intention of keeping them.L4LM: Do you think there’s any chance of a reunion? What about for the 50th anniversary? BT: I have no clue what I’ll be doing or where I will be 2019. If we play together again, it will most likely be before then. We’ll see.Watch Les Brers Play A Scorching 24-Minute ‘Mountain Jam’ For Macon CloserL4LM: It seems as though Gregg and Dickey have recently been on the mends. In the event that ABB does a reunion show/tour, would Betts be involved?BT: No comment. So far “on the mends” has been little more than Gregg talking.L4LM: In its 45 years, the Allman Brothers Band has had nearly 20 members. How would you describe the evolution of the band’s sound?BT: I wouldn’t call it an evolution. That implies a movement from one form into the next. What happened was more like “reach the point where we can’t get along well enough to play” then reunite with something different. Most of these reunions were most definitely NOT an evolution. They were devolutions. The reunion in 1989 was the exception and that is the main reason it lasted so long.L4LM: You recently told us about the moment of epiphany you had on the day Duane Allman “reached into [you] and turned [you] on.” Can you tell us more about that?BT: As you may know, I had played with Duane and Gregg about two years before Duane began putting together the ABB. I wasn’t the most self-assured drummer around back then and when things weren’t really in a groove, I tended to pull back. When Duane showed up with Jaimoe and began putting his band together, at some point he decided he needed two drummers. He had Jaimoe and Jaimoe kept telling him that I was the guy.Butch Trucks Shares His Thoughts For Duane Allman’s 69th BirthdayKnowing Duane, I don’t think he wanted an insecure player in his band and one day I think he decided to see what I was made of. We were jamming at a top 40 AM radio station outdoors. We started a shuffle and it just didn’t go anywhere. I pulled my usual stunt when that happened and pulled back. Duane whipped around at some point and looked at me dead in the eye and played a very strong lick with little misunderstanding that he was calling me out. My first reaction was to pull back more and then he challenged me again. Then he did it again and I noticed that he was showing me up in front of a lot of people.I got mad and Duane and I got into a musical fist fight for a while. I was hitting my drums like I was hitting Duane upside the head and he would keep coming back at me. After a few minutes of this, he stepped back smiled at me and said, “there ya go.” The band was soaring. Duane had gotten me so angry I forgot to be scared, and that made all the difference in the power coming from the group. It was like he reached inside me and flicked a switch. The light went off in my head and I realized that I may not be the greatest drummer in the world, but I could play and from that moment on I have never played in fear. After seeing how I handled myself, Duane added me to the mix he had and I have never looked back. If that moment had not happened, I am certain that Duane would have chosen another drummer and my life would have taken another route. That was the kind of man Duane Allman was. He changed people that were lucky enough to know him.L4LM: Tell us about “Eat A Peach”. Where did the record’s title come from?BT: We had finished recording the album we were in the middle of doing when Duane was killed. I walked into Phil Walden’s (manager) office one day soon after and he had that cover art on his desk. He asked me what I thought and I said, “That cover is great, but the title sucks.” They were gonna call it “The Kind We Grow in Dixie”. Duane had done a big interview with Rolling Stone not long before, and in it, they asked him what he did for the revolution. He laughed and said, “there ain’t no revolution, it’s all evolution.” Then he told them that every time he headed South he would “eat a peach for peace.” I told Walden to keep the art but call the album “Eat a Peach For Peace”. That became “Eat a Peach”. Was years later I was re-reading the “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot and came across the line, “Do I dare to eat a peach?” Duane loved Eliot and I’m sure that’s where he got that line. Ya can’t eat a peach without getting messy.Learn More About The Allman Brothers’ Third Studio Album “Eat A Peach” HereL4LM: Being the backbone of the band, you have also been called the “Freight Train” and that name kind of stuck. In fact, you’re even about to embark on a mini-Florida tour with Butch Trucks and the Freight Train. Tell us about that band.BT: Been having a lot of fun Playing with Berry Oakley, Jr, my son, Vaylor [Trucks] (kid on the cover of Brothers and Sisters) and some other special guests. We’re doing a six-show run Dec 26 – Dec 31 all around Florida. Got some new tunes and it will be fun and powerful. BE THERE!!!!!**Update**Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band includes some particularly interesting characters, mostly all Allman-related, with Berry Duane Oakley Jr. on bass and vocals (the son of original bassist Berry Oakley), Vaylor Trucks on guitar (Butch’s son, Derek’s cousin, and also the little boy on the cover of the ABB album ‘Brothers and Sisters’), Damon Fowler on guitar (previous work with Greg Allman, Chris Duarte, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck, and more), Bruce Katz on the Hammond B-3 Organ (member of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and past member of Gregg Allman Band), along with sensational young guitarist and vocalist Heather Gillis, and Tad Isch behind the second drum kit. Catch Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band on the road in a city near you. All tour dates can be found here.Les Brers is another special act that came together as a “Butch & Friends” show at Peach Music Festival last summer. In addition to the original drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, the band is complete with ABB’s latest rhythm section, including bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones. Before them, stand guitar master Jack Pearson, who played with the Allmans from 1997-99, his guitar mate Pat Bergeson, along with longtime collaborator Bruce Katz on keys, and Lamar Williams, Jr., son of bassist Lamar Williams who played with ABB from 1972-76, belting the vocals. Having just played a rocking midnight set at Wanee Music Festival, the all-star band will return to their birthplace at Peach this August.The road, indeed, goes on forever!
Check out the full tour schedule below, and head here for more information.Perpetual Groove Fall Tour8/19 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA8/20 Southern Brewers Festival – Chattanooga, TN9/16 Lucas Theatre for the Arts – Savannah, GA9/17 Lucas Theatre – Savannah, GA9/22 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC9/23 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD9/24 The National – Richmond, VA9/25 Catskill Chill Music Festival9/28 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH9/29 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH9/30 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN10/1 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC10/22 New Mountain Asheville/Outdoor Stage – Asheville, NC10/24 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR10/26 The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO10/27 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO10/28 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO10/29 Cervante’s Masterpiece – Denver, CO10/31 Parish Austin – Austin, TX11/2 House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX11/3 House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX11/4 The Howlin Wolf New Orleans – New Orleans, LA11/5 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL12/1 Crowbar – Tampa, FL12/2 culture room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/3 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/29 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/30 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/31 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA Perpetual Groove has finally announced their first major tour in years! The band went on hiatus for a number of years, and have been playing limited night runs since their return in 2015. Now, the group has plans to hit spots across the nation for a 29-date fall tour, running from August 19th through December 31st.The tour features stops throughout the Southeast, before heading north for the Catskill Chill Music Festival in September. The group also has a number of dates set for Colorado, before wrapping back around and celebrating Halloween in Austin, TX. They’ll return to the Southeast and finish up the year at Terminal West in Austin, TX.
I’m incredibly excited about attending RSA’s next conference, which will be held November 4-5 in Abu Dhabi. This marks the first time we’re holding a conference in the region and I certainly hope we’ll have many more. Let me tell you why.As I look at RSA’s overall business, I’m especially interested in newly burgeoning security markets. Areas of rapid economic growth are compelling because they are not as encumbered by legacy constraints. Rather, security investments can be allocated to the right areas and address the challenges posed by the current threat landscape. In contrast, because old habits die hard, more mature markets tend to focus their security spending on traditional mechanisms. Such mechanisms include perimeter-based approaches that are predicated on trying to prevent threats outright.While threat prevention is an important component of an overall security strategy, it is often over-emphasized relative to areas like incident detection and response. Don’t get me wrong, all three areas are critical. That said, the returns on prevention-based approaches rapidly diminish. At best, investing in better mousetraps will not move the needle appreciably; at worst it can be an abysmal failure.My belief is that the right budget involves a more equitable apportioning among prevention, detection, and response. In fact, Gartner believes that by 2020, over 60% of the IT Security spend will be allocated to detection and response (up from just 10% in 2014). See, for example, this excellent blog post by Gartner Research VP Anton Chuvakin.Of course, this allocation is aspirational. But if you look at the way the threat landscape is trending, it’s clear that the industry needs to change its spending habits sooner rather than later.That’s why events like RSA Conference – Abu Dhabi are so important. In just the last few years, the UAE government created the Dubai Centre for E-Security to bring stakeholders together. And the region has become a go-to destination for hosting events and conferences, much like RSA’s. Armed with the right information, the right investments will follow.For these reasons and others, I’m very much looking forward to engaging with our customers and partners in Abu Dhabi — many of whom have been very forward thinking. I’ll also be hosting a panel on Wednesday where our customers will discuss what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve via technologies like RSA Security Analytics (effectively addressing the massive shortcomings of traditional SIEM tools).The deep, pervasive, and continuous visibility offered by technologies in our Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) portfolio such as Security Analytics is only one part of the triumvirate needed for addressing the threats that matter most. The other critical areas include comprehensive identity management (including authentication, access, lifecycle and governance) as well as risk management (including comprehensive governance, risk, and compliance). I’m sure there will be no shortage of fruitful discussions around all of these topics.If you’re attending the conference, please say hello! And be sure to follow my updates via Twitter (@zulfikar_ramzan).
When most people think traditional EMC, or Dell EMC, they think Storage. While that is about to change, the foundation of the modern data center starts with the right storage array. At VMWorld 2016, I had the opportunity to chat with Stephan Voss (@VossManVoss) Director of Technical Marketing, Dell EMC Core Technologies. We talked XtremIO, Vmax Unity and storage software. Software that brings functionality like iCDM (Integrated Copy Data Management), VMware enablement and application enablement.the Dell EMC merger and creation of Dell Technologies.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)The Source Podcast: Episode ##64: Dell EMC Core Technologies = Core Functionality with Stephan VossAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_64_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaPlenty of good pumpkins should be available for Georgia shoppers this Halloween. And a few precautions can make sure that pretty pumpkin doesn’t turn scary before its time.Properly cured pumpkins can last as long as three months, said Ken Seebold, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. A pumpkin needs a consistent 80-degree (Fahrenheit) temperature for about two weeks to cure.Pickin’ a punkin'”Most pumpkins on the market should be sound and should last through the Halloween season,” Seebold said.But shoppers can look for a few things to avoid getting a bad pumpkin, he said. Avoid pumpkins with mushy handles, or stems. This is a sign of disease. Pumpkins with cracks or pits in the rind may decay early.To prolong the life of pumpkins, keep them out of direct sunlight and in a dry, cool place, said Terry Kelley, a horticulturist with the UGA Extension Service. But once you carve that pumpkin into a jack-o’-lantern, its life becomes shorter.”It will start to break down quickly,” Kelley said. “You can preserve it a little longer by placing a damp towel over it when it’s not on display.” Refrigeration will extend the life of a jack-o’-lantern, too.Georgia pumpkinsWith only about 400 acres of pumpkins, Georgia is a relatively small pumpkin-producing state, Kelley said. Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana produce much more than Georgia. Tennessee has about 4,500 acres of pumpkins a year.”Georgia imports the vast majority of pumpkins sold here,” Kelley said. “But most of the pumpkins grown in Georgia are sold locally at retail roadside markets.”Georgia’s crop is good this year despite wet summer weather. “We had just enough dry spells to allow the crop to make,” Kelley said.Because of the wet weather, however, diseases were tough on the 2003 crop. “Georgia pumpkins are susceptible to a number of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria and viruses,” Seebold said.A disease called Phytophthora crown rot likes warm, wet weather and caused a lot of problems for some growers, he said.Most of Georgia’s pumpkins are grown in the northern part of the state, where it’s just cool enough to keep disease pressure to a minimum. It’s hard to grow pumpkins in south Georgia’s climate without intense management.
By Dialogo December 24, 2014 The maritime training that Cadets will perform on the Union will help prepare them to fight organized crime groups in the coca-growing valleys of the Amazon, particularly in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Some coca farmers grow the crop legally, while others cultivate it for the production of cocaine. The training at sea builds upon previous training that Cadets have performed in recent months. For example, Peruvian Navy Cadets engaged in training activities aboard ships which participated in the “Velas Latinoamérica 2014” exercise held April 26-27 in Peru. “The support provided by military institutions throughout the country is invaluable; they work with determination to pacify the valleys of the VRAEM,” according to Rodríguez Kelley. “Nor can we fail to mention the Navy’s moving river platforms in civic actions such as those carried out in Putumayo in coordination with Colombian civil and military authorities.” It is not precise that a ship of this class is the largest in the Americas since La Esmeralda in the Chilean Navy is 25 centimeters longer that the UniÃ³n All those resources they waste on a war! Why not invest them in social development programs? To create improve the standard of living..!!! All the expenditures in wars are made because there is no investment in sustainable development. All over Peru there are areas where there are no trees and fields and no Agricultural Engineers go to the high altitude Andean communities all they do is warm the seats in their offices with good salaries and bonuses It is good to learn, to train, my view is that all these costs should be covered, always the combat military forces sometimes have logistical resources left over, which can sometimes be given other uses. Another important point is the consequences of the wars and the tremendous damage to the environment, why not propose a system to protect the environment, to reforest all areas of barren and destroyed fields, cities with Peruvian military members and students can do this as part of their training, it is the best way to fight the consequences of biological, chemical and other types of warfare that affect human beings and therefore our planet.Tuesday – 34-331Which has unleashed the power of the darkness, and moved the kingdom of his beloved son colossians 1:13 I live each day with you (2)If you know him as your Savior, from the morning, I spoke to Jesus, TO PRAY also means to give thanks for his presence, for his peace which renews my heart each day, it is to say to him with delight “Your love for me is so large that you can be trusted. Proof of this is that you have accepted me as one of yours forever. Thank you very much Lord Jesus! Full of this security, you can tell him everything that worries you. Jesus forgave you totally; he even erased the sins you didn’t even know you committed. However, some of our sins leave a profound mark on us and make us slaves of bad habits. God exists The Peruvian government’s investment in defense and security is good policy because national development depends on it Security of the territory, the sea and the air is important to a Peruvian soldier because all Peruvians’ feeling of safety depends on him, as in peace and in war. Train to make war…? Wouldn’t it be better to teach them to avoid wars? “if you want peace, prepare for war.” The Peruvian Navy Shipyard SIMA is a shipbuilding industrial asset for Peru, demostrated by the high profesional engineering, planing and industrial capabilities, in building the BAP Union (BEV-161) and the ongoing construction of an amphibious landing ship along with other several patrol boats. Making SIMA the best technological shipyard in Latin America. Felicitaciones a la Marina de el Peru Training at sea A sail training ship allows the Navy to meet the objectives set out in Peru’s Constitution, National Agreement, and White Paper on Defense, the naval channel Tv Perú reported. However, using vessels for at-sea training missions is nothing new for the Peruvian Navy. They have done so for several years, such as in the case of the missile frigate BAP Villavisencio, which led the Pacific phase of Multinational Exercise Unitas 55 in September 2014. Training at sea “Sailing is an option to train Cadets,” said retired Rear Admiral Juan Rodríguez Kelley, currently president of the Center for Strategic Defense and Security Studies (CEEDS) in Peru. “While sailing, they acquire all maritime capabilities that a naval officer applies in his career since work is done as a team.” “The support provided by military institutions throughout the country is invaluable; they work with determination to pacify the valleys of the VRAEM,” according to Rodríguez Kelley. “Nor can we fail to mention the Navy’s moving river platforms in civic actions such as those carried out in Putumayo in coordination with Colombian civil and military authorities.” Defense Ministers from Peru, Ecuador and Chile participated in the launching ceremony, joined by officials from eight other American countries at the shipyard of the Naval Industrial Services department. Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano and Admiral Carlos Tejeda, General Commander of the Navy, also attended. A training mission on open seas will allow Cadets to learn how to work as a team, while strengthening their skills. “A good Naval Officer must have excellent naval, physical and academic training, vocation for life at sea, and a fair share of sacrifice and discipline while being ready to serve with patriotism, responsibility, and capacity in the position assigned by the institution,” Rodríguez Kelley said. “Peru’s Naval School trains Cadets with comprehensive professional capacity based on cutting-edge educational models, making them ideal professionals and policymakers committed to the fate of the homeland within a framework of security and development.” The training at sea builds upon previous training that Cadets have performed in recent months. For example, Peruvian Navy Cadets engaged in training activities aboard ships which participated in the “Velas Latinoamérica 2014” exercise held April 26-27 in Peru. “A good Naval Officer must have excellent naval, physical and academic training, vocation for life at sea, and a fair share of sacrifice and discipline while being ready to serve with patriotism, responsibility, and capacity in the position assigned by the institution,” Rodríguez Kelley said. “Peru’s Naval School trains Cadets with comprehensive professional capacity based on cutting-edge educational models, making them ideal professionals and policymakers committed to the fate of the homeland within a framework of security and development.” The maritime training that Cadets will perform on the Union will help prepare them to fight organized crime groups in the coca-growing valleys of the Amazon, particularly in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Some coca farmers grow the crop legally, while others cultivate it for the production of cocaine. Sacrifice and discipline Peruvian President Ollanta Hulama presided Monday over the christening of “La Unión”, the largest sail training ship of its kind in Latin America. The Union sail training ship will also provide Cadets opportunities to hone their maritime skills under realistic conditions on the water. To prepare for the mission aboard the Union, naval Cadets have performed theoretical and practical training exercises at Yacht Club facilities; practiced firefighting at the Naval Technological Institute of Higher Education (CITEN); as well as drills involving swimming, first aid, tying knots, surviving at sea, and others, according to the magazine El Monitor. Cadets with the Peruvian Navy are scheduled to perform training missions at sea aboard La Unión beginning in October 2015, under the leadership of Commander Polar Giancarlo, according to El Comercio. On its first training mission, the ship will sail around the world for six months, according to the Naval Channel of Peru; it will have a crew of 244 personnel, including 120 Navy Cadets. La Unión will dock at every port from Canada to Argentina’s Patagonia to show appreciation for the countries that have helped train Peruvian Navy Sailors, according to El Comercio. To prepare for the mission aboard the Union, naval Cadets have performed theoretical and practical training exercises at Yacht Club facilities; practiced firefighting at the Naval Technological Institute of Higher Education (CITEN); as well as drills involving swimming, first aid, tying knots, surviving at sea, and others, according to the magazine El Monitor. The Union sail training ship will also provide Cadets opportunities to hone their maritime skills under realistic conditions on the water. “Sailing is an option to train Cadets,” said retired Rear Admiral Juan Rodríguez Kelley, currently president of the Center for Strategic Defense and Security Studies (CEEDS) in Peru. “While sailing, they acquire all maritime capabilities that a naval officer applies in his career since work is done as a team.” Cadets with the Peruvian Navy are scheduled to perform training missions at sea aboard La Unión beginning in October 2015, under the leadership of Commander Polar Giancarlo, according to El Comercio. On its first training mission, the ship will sail around the world for six months, according to the Naval Channel of Peru; it will have a crew of 244 personnel, including 120 Navy Cadets. La Unión will dock at every port from Canada to Argentina’s Patagonia to show appreciation for the countries that have helped train Peruvian Navy Sailors, according to El Comercio. Defense Ministers from Peru, Ecuador and Chile participated in the launching ceremony, joined by officials from eight other American countries at the shipyard of the Naval Industrial Services department. Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano and Admiral Carlos Tejeda, General Commander of the Navy, also attended. A sail training ship allows the Navy to meet the objectives set out in Peru’s Constitution, National Agreement, and White Paper on Defense, the naval channel Tv Perú reported. However, using vessels for at-sea training missions is nothing new for the Peruvian Navy. They have done so for several years, such as in the case of the missile frigate BAP Villavisencio, which led the Pacific phase of Multinational Exercise Unitas 55 in September 2014. The Union was built in the Industrial Marine Services (SIMA) shipyard with Spanish support and help from about 1,200 people. It’s is a four-mast ship measuring 113 meters in length by 13 meters wide – a type of ship that typically has a life span of 100 years. The ship’s storage and occupancy capacity will allow naval authorities to use it not just for training, but as a logistical support vessel which can provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to the civilian population during natural disasters. Peruvian President Ollanta Hulama presided Monday over the christening of “La Unión”, the largest sail training ship of its kind in Latin America. The Union was built in the Industrial Marine Services (SIMA) shipyard with Spanish support and help from about 1,200 people. It’s is a four-mast ship measuring 113 meters in length by 13 meters wide – a type of ship that typically has a life span of 100 years. The ship’s storage and occupancy capacity will allow naval authorities to use it not just for training, but as a logistical support vessel which can provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to the civilian population during natural disasters. “The challenge for the Union is to complete a test period at sea to ensure its equipment and everything is ready for the first voyage abroad with senior Cadets aboard,” Rodríguez Kelley said. “The challenge for the Union is to complete a test period at sea to ensure its equipment and everything is ready for the first voyage abroad with senior Cadets aboard,” Rodríguez Kelley said. A training mission on open seas will allow Cadets to learn how to work as a team, while strengthening their skills. Sacrifice and discipline