HR must lead way in rebuilding trust

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR must lead way in rebuilding trustOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today HR must help rebuild the psychological contract, which has been shattered byscandals such as Enron and WorldCom, the rising tide of pension fund disastersand the issue of ‘fat cat’ pay. Professor Richard Scase, speaking at Personnel Today’s HR Directors Club,said that HR must plays its part in re-establishing the trust which employeeshave lost in business. He told the audience of high-ranking HR professionals aboard HMS Belfastthat they must take the lead if their organisations are to compete in a changingworld. Scase told delegates they must work to become more strategic if they are tolead change. “At the moment HR is still seen as a support function. HR directorsmust be seen as essential to the decision-making process,” he said. HR must start thinking strategically by planning ahead about how to operatein the future business environment and about future employee profiles, said theUniversity of Kent management theorist. The HR Directors Club is supported by six sponsors offering services to theHR profession: Arinso, DDI, DBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PeopleSoft andXchanging. last_img read more

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Sweet Jesus: Nick Candy asks $241M for London penthouse

first_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Nick Candy and One Hyde Park (Getty, Wikimedia/Rob Deutscher/Flickr)London housing prices are expected to steadily rise in the coming years after having fallen during the pandemic. But developer Nick Candy isn’t waiting around to sell his massive penthouse at a sky-high price.Candy is asking 175 million pounds — or roughly $241 million — for his 18,000-square-foot unit in London’s ultra-luxury One Hyde Park complex in Knightsbridge, according to Bloomberg. Candy confirmed he was hunting for a buyer, citing a “huge surge” in demand for high-end properties in the British capital.The unit spans two floors with five bedrooms and a list of amenities that include a spa room, home theater, a champagne room, and a wine room with space for 750 bottles. The main suite’s bathroom is almost the size of a typical flat. It’s for sale with or without the furnishings.If sold near asking, the penthouse would be among the priciest residential deals ever in the U.K. Demand has been down somewhat in recent years for ultra-expensive real estate there because of rising taxes, but buyers with enough dough for nine-figure deals are still cutting them.Candy’s asking price seems astronomical, but he may be taking a cue from a future neighbor. Last month, hedge fund billionaire Suneil Setiya was said to be in talks to pay around $153 million for a 14,000-square-foot penthouse in the same building.Last year, Hong Kong-based billionaire Cheung Chung-Kiu paid around $262 million for a massive home in Knightsbridge. A penthouse at 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair sold for $185.5 million in the fall. And don’t forget Ken Griffin’s record-setting $238 million penthouse purchase at Vornado Realty Trust’s 220 Central Park South in Manhattan in 2019.[Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch LondonLuxury Real Estatelast_img read more

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Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma

first_img View post tag: Duma View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense Training & Education Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma Russian Government introduced a draft law “On State Defense Order” into the State Duma (lower chamber of Russian parliament), reports the government’s press service.“Deputy chairman of Military Industrial Committee at Russian Government Yury Borisov is appointed official governmental agent during consideration of the draft federal law by chambers of the Federal Assembly”, says the resolution endorsed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, reports Interfax.On Feb 22, presidium of the Russian Government adopted draft laws on the state defense order and defense industry development program, said Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin.“Today we approved the bill on defense order, and it will be introduced into parliamentary chambers. The second long-awaited and important document is draft law on defense industry development program”, Rogozin said at the briefing after the government’s session.According to him, the federal program deals with “considerable sums, up to 3 trillions rubles for modernization of machinery equipment and new technologies including the dual-use technology”. “This program is called to support those companies executing defense order till 2020, and in fact, to create new economy and new industrialization”, Rogozin added.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 09, 2012; Image: mil View post tag: draft View post tag: State View post tag: government View post tag: Introducescenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Order View post tag: Navy View post tag: law Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Government Introduces Draft Law “On State Defense Order” into State Duma View post tag: Russian March 9, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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Biostatistician

first_img Johns Hopkins University The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Biotechnology & Bioengineering Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Johns Hopkins University Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Save Biostatistician Facebook GeneralSummary/PurposeThe Biostatistician willprovide statistical programming and data analysis for the RichmanFamily Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for AlzheimerDisease and related projects.Specific Duties& ResponsibilitiesCollaborate with investigators to developobjectives, designing sampling, randomization, and data collectionprocedures to achieve studyobjectives.Create/build and maintain databases, records,and files.Create and maintain databasedocumentation.Create and maintain documentation ofstatistical methods and computingcode.Use library and web resources to researchstatistical methods.Write statistical computer programs, mergingfiles, creating and recoding variables. Review output forconsistency and quality.Interact with co-investigators to plan dataanalyses and interpret results.Perform data analysis and interpretationutilizing knowledge of programming andstatistics.Generate reports, figures, and tables formanuscripts, presentations, andposters.Participate in the drafting of methods andresults sections of manuscripts, and editing of completemanuscripts.Perform miscellaneous related duties asassigned.MinimumQualificationsMaster’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology,or related quantitative field.1 year related experience.Demonstrated ability on significant graduate projector additional doctoral education may substitute for experience tothe extent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.* JHU Equivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degreecredits may substitute for one year of experience. Additionalrelated experience may substitute for the required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to twoyears of non-related college course work may be applied towards thetotal minimum education/experience required for the respective job.*PreferredQualificationsExperience with machine learningpreferred.Experience with electronic health records orother large databases preferred.Experience in psychiatry, neurology or dementiaresearch preferred.SpecialKnowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesProficiency with one or more statisticalpackages (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R, S+), and strong quantitativeskills.Proficient with MSOffice.Problem-solvingskills.Excellent interpersonal and communicationskills (oral and written).Detail-oriented.Able to workindependently.Specific physicalrequirements for the job:Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extendedperiod of time.Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in anydirection.Finger dexterity required to manipulate objectswith fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example,using a keyboard.Communication skills using the spokenword.Ability to see within normalparameters.Ability to hear within normalrange.Classified Title:BiostatisticianWorking Title:Biostatistician ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range:$68,000 – $80,000; Salarycommensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm / 37.5 hours perweek Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003820-SOM Psy Bay BV Geriatric andNeuropsychi Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf Similar jobs Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Biostatistician Save Biostatistician Science, Technology & Mathematics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns HopkinsBayview More searches like this Share Maryland, United States Biostatistician Salary Not Specified Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Biostatistician Johns Hopkins University Save Biostatistician Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

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Prophets Of Rage Announce Debut LP, Share Michael Moore-Directed Video For “Unfuck The World” [Listen]

first_imgJust over a year ago, Prophets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill–burst into existence with an angry bang. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Pubblic Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The band also promised that they would be recording original music.Today, Prophets of Rage officially made good on their promise of new material with the official announcement of their self-titled debut album, set to premiere via Fantasy Records on September 15th. The band also shared a video for the album’s first single, aptly named “Unfuck The World.” The track begins with the sights and sounds of Vietnam War-era air raid drills and images that evoke all the fucked-up-ness of American in 2017–Trump cutting healthcare, the looming influence of Big Pharma and other powerful political lobbies, war in the Middle East, and more.You can watch the new Michael Moore-directed video for “Unfuck The World” below, via Prophets of Rage’s Facebook page:Prophets of Rage continue their current world tour with a performance at Rock Im Park in Nurnberg, Germany this Saturday, June 3rd. You can see a full list of upcoming tour dates via the band’s website. You can also see a full track list for Prophets of Rage below, via iTunes (pre-order for the album is available now):Prophets Of Rage TracklistRadical EyesUnfuck The WorldLegalize MeLiving On The 110The CounteroffensiveHail To The ChiefTake Me HigherStrength In NumbersFired A ShotWho Owns WhoHands UpSmashit[Cover photo via Prophets of Rage Facebook]last_img read more

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What drones can do

first_imgWith the whine of furious bees, two drones raced three times around Harvard Stadium, rolling and tumbling before a crowd of about 500, then swooping through a goalpost and landing on the artificial turf.But that wasn’t the coolest part.The coolest part was that the spectators could see what drone pilots were seeing as they navigated their pigeon-sized crafts via remote control and special goggles. Screens set up for the audience, nestled under a net tent to guard against a wayward drone, showed every swoop and swerve in real time. This allowed spectators to understand why competitors in the newly formed Drone Racing League say they feel that they are flying “like Superman.”The demonstration culminated “Making Robotics Fly,” an Oct. 10 event that showcased applications for drones and drone technology. On hand were representations from half a dozen drone-related companies, plus robotics engineers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and students, children, and others fascinated by the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles.The event was staged as part of HUBweek, a collaboration among Harvard University, MIT, The Boston Globe, and Massachusetts General Hospital designed to showcase innovations and ideas in this region’s scientific, artistic, and technology communities.Saturday afternoon’s drone session was organized by Harvard Business School (HBS), the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the investment firm XFund. Their sponsorship underscored the primary goal of the event: to bring together engineers and entrepreneurs and see what the two perspectives could produce in the emerging field of drones.Michael Kolowich ’74, M.B.A. ’80, co-founder of Boston-based DigiNovations, and his son, Rob, demonstrated the company’s video drones. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“This style of event has never been done before,” said Logan Campbell, an organizer and co-founder of the drone-consulting company Aerotas, which he launched during his last year before graduation from HBS. Usually, he said, drone events are held in tents, so people don’t get a sense of how delivery drones operate. “So we flipped that around; we put the people in the tent to let the drones show off their technology.”During the event, a drone from the West Coast-based Matternet delivered a T-shirt across the field to the event’s mistress of ceremonies, Sally French. French, the social media editor of the Wall Street Journal digital network who dubs herself “Drone Girl,” spoke of the power when engineers and entrepreneurs — “nerds and used car salesmen,” as she put it — get together.In another demonstration, Harvard alumnus Michael Kolowich, co-founder of the Boston-based DigiNovations, showed off one of the company’s video drones and even staged a crowd “selfie” via drone.The presenters, however, mostly focused on the practical uses for drones, not just their “cool” features. Matternet, for example, has been testing drone delivery in Switzerland, and company representatives spoke of creating systems to deliver medicine to remote Third World communities without transportation infrastructure. Drones have been used to find lost hikers, to monitor crops, and even to collect whale DNA, French said.Drones “have a wide variety of applications: in agriculture, in surveillance, in construction, in security,” said Hugo Van Vuuren ’07, XFund co-founder. “We’re trying to show the public how this burgeoning new industry is coming together.”An obstacle to wider public acceptance of drones, Campbell said, is the word itself, which many Americans associate with military applications. But “this isn’t military technology anymore,” he said. “We are focusing on the positive, commercial aspects of it and how this technology can help people.”It can also be entertaining. Drone Racing League CEO and founder Nick Horbaczewski ’03, M.B.A. ’08, predicts drone racing will become as popular as Formula 1 auto racing.“Our drones are all about speed,” he told the crowd. “They are as small and light as possible. They are designed with carbon fiber frames to make them more durable.” Unlike camera drones, racing drones aren’t stabilized, and the video feed is low-definition to make it as fast as possible for the pilots. Moreover, “If you’re not crashing, you’re not racing.”Horbaczewski’s mere suggestion of a future drone race between Harvard and MIT was enough to send a thrilled buzz through the crowd.last_img read more

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Professors discuss global health

first_imgStudents and faculty spilled into the aisles of a DeBartolo Hall auditorium Monday evening as two renowned experts discussed liberation theology as a means to end poverty. Harvard professor Paul Farmer, a medical anthropologist, physician and founder of Partners in Health, an organization that provides healthcare and medical treatment to poor people around the world, said people could not end poverty if they did not understand it. “Real service to the poor involves understanding global poverty,” said Farmer. “An understanding of poverty must be linked to efforts of ending it. Poverty is structured evil. Understanding it is not the same as fighting it, but if we believe that knowledge informs practice then we can really make progress.” Notre Dame theology professor Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez agreed that understanding, was a means to end global poverty. “When we speak about the preferential option for the poor we are speaking about persons, not about poverty,” Gutierrez said. “Without fraternity, sympathy and community we have not committed to ending poverty.” Ending poverty is not an easy goal, Farmer said, but it is not impossible. “As long is there is poverty and inequality, we humans will need accompaniment —practical, spiritual and theological — to understand why and how they work so that we may attempt to eradicate it,” Farmer said. Gutierrez agreed that poverty is not a quick fix. “Poverty is not a destination, it’s a situation,” Gutierrez said. “Addressing poverty is not a one-time cure. It’s a constant adjustment.” Gutierrez coined the term “liberation theology” in the 1970s, which originated from the Latin American Catholic Church and addresses the poor’s ability to embrace suffering with hope just as Christ did. Gutierrez acknowledged the difficulty of reconciling suffering and the notion that an all-powerful God loves those who suffer. “The challenge we must face is how to say to poor persons, ‘God loves you,’” Gutierrez said. Liberation theology, however, is one answer to this challenge, Gutierrez said. “Theology changes to adapt to the historical demands of the time,” Gutierrez said. “It is a reflection of the daily life of a person and of the way to be Christian. Theology acts as the medium between living faith and announced faith.” Farmer said the fight to end poverty should be one of solidarity rather than charity. “Liberation theology is an inexhaustible font for understanding poverty,” Farmer said. “We live in one world, not three. Nothing else I have seen from earthquakes to floods to violence will lead me to believe otherwise.” Farmer emphasized the importance of comprehending poverty’s existence before attempting to end it. “It’s not easy to listen,” Farmer said. “It’s hard and sometimes painful. These experiences tried me in some ways that I cannot forget. I am determined to understand why poverty exists and how it functions in the modern world.” Farmer listened, studied Scripture and derived meaning from what he learned within the Latin American context. “Poverty is not a result of random acts of nature,” Farmer said. “Human beings constitute and create the social world and shape it.” Gutierrez said poverty is an issue that needs to be addressed on every front. “Poverty means death,” Gutierrez said. “For the poor in Latin America and all around the world, this means dying before their time. Death is not only a social issue, not only a matter of a social doctrine; it’s more than that — it’s a global issue and we need to rethink from the position we are in.” The preferential option for the poor means serving the least fortunate comes before all other concerns, Gutierrez said. “Preferential means they are first,” Gutierrez said. “It does not mean all the poor are good or generous or very gentle. Not all of them are good persons, but because God is good we must work to end their suffering. We are not really in solidarity for the poor unless you are against poverty.”last_img read more

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Les Liaisons’ Liev Schreiber & Janet McTeer on Their Dangerous Matchup

first_img Les Liaisons Dangereuses Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Liev Schreiber & Janet McTeercenter_img Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber are currently in preview in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and they stopped by The Today Show on October 17 to talk about the revival. After admitting to an onstage mishap at an early performance, Schreiber revealed about McTeer: “we have a similar kind of athleticism about acting…we’re really well matched, I’m having the time of my life.” His costar added: “I’d seen Liev on stage…and he’s just a brilliant actor and I thought that would work, that’s fun, that’s dangerous.” You can catch Christopher Hampton’s masterwork at Broadway’s Booth Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more

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Weekly unemployment claims well below last year

first_imgFor the week of September 4, 2010, there were 628 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, an increase of 12 from the week before. Altogether 8,102 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 641 from a week ago and 2,535 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,749 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 29 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,370 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 48 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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Western Hemisphere military leaders agree to cooperate against terrorism and effects of climate change

first_img Military commanders from throughout the Americas recently discussed international cooperation, training, science and technology, education and other topics during the XXX Conference of American Armies (CCA). Army commanders and other military representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay, the United States, and Canada met for the conference in Mexico City from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25 2013. The Army of Belize, the Conference of Central American Armed Forces, and the Inter-American Defense Board participated as observers. “It is an honor to participate in an event of this importance, used to address the major challenges of the Armed Forces in the region, and to foster an atmosphere of camaraderie,” said Gen. Werter Araya, President of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB). Two-year agreements were passed as a result, and delegations showed respect for the laws of each of the member states at all times. Colombia prepares to receive the CCA The CCA was formed in 1960 as an international forum of Army commanders of the Western hemisphere. It is governed by internal rules approved by all commanders of CCA member states. The 20 countries which are CCA member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The five observer armies are from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, and Suriname. Climate change concerns Helping civilians Many of the Armed Forces in the Americas help their civilian populations during such natural disasters. For example, the Mexican military assisted more than one million civilians who were affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Hurricane Manuel, which slammed into the country’s Pacific coast in September 2013. Mexican security forces have assisted the population in several other major natural disasters and accidents in recent months: • In July 2013, Army soldiers and Civil Protection units, including local police agents, worked together to evacuate more than 1,000 people from several municipalities in Chihuahua state which suffered severe flooding caused by four days of heavy rains. • In April 2013, hundreds of municipal police officers in the Federal District and eight nearby states streamed onto the streets to provide security and greater visibility after an earthquake shook the region. The earthquake was felt in Michoacan, Guerrero, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, Veracruz and the State of Mexico. In recent years, strong earthquakes caused serious damage in Peru, Costa Rica, and Chile, The Armed Forces of each of those countries helped the civilian populations of their respective countries. The new mission is to modernize Colombia’s National Army will host the CCA in 2014 and 2015. Colombian authorities are prepared to host the conference, said Maj. Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez, the military commander representing the Colombian delegation. “We continue to move forward without faltering faith in the cause, to consolidate the challenges the future has posed for the National Army of Colombia, to continue empowering as an integral force that devotes its efforts to the achievement of peace and the welfare of the population,” Rodríguez said. “Natural disaster relief, environmental conservation, the fight against drug trafficking, and ongoing mutual cooperation will be the key pillars to strengthening our bonds of friendship,” the military official added. The next CCA is scheduled to take place in Colombia in February 2014. The 16 commanders who participated in the CCA agreed that the Armed Forces of the continent must modernize in order to confront new threats. The military commanders who participated in the 2012 CCA in Peru concluded that the Armed Forces of their countries should have the most advanced technology to detect and neutralize improvised explosive devices, which are used by terrorist groups. The participants of the 2012 CCA also pledged to modernize their military forces. The effects of climate change – such as extreme weather – were one of the key topics military commanders discussed during the conference. Climate change can lead to extreme weather, such as strong storms or droughts, according to a consensus of scientists. Extreme weather can impact the civilian population. Military commanders approved the “Operations Guide for Disaster Relief.” The guidebook will help the military forces of different countries in the Americas maintain cooperation and communication when helping the civilian population during natural emergencies, officials said. By Dialogo November 08, 2013 History of the CCA testinglast_img read more

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