The company carried out installation of a 343-tonne weighing ultra-deepwater structure, among others, for the ultra-deep-water project in the Bay of Bengal McDermott employed the DLV 2000 offshore supply ship for executing the R Cluster gas project in India. (Credit: McDermott) McDermott International has wrapped up the R Cluster field development project for Reliance Industries in the KG-D6 block in the Krishna Godavari Basin, offshore India.The US-based contractor said that it has achieved pre-commissioning for the ultra-deep-water gas field, which produced its first gas in December 2020.Located off the coast of Kakinada town, the R Cluster field is contained in water depth of over 2,000m. The project features a subsea production system that is tied back to KG D6 control and riser platform (CRP), nearly 60kms apart, through a subsea pipeline.McDermott Asia Pacific senior vice president Ian Prescott said: “The safe and successful completion of Reliance’s KG-D6 R Cluster project is a testament to McDermott’s subsea experience in the Bay of Bengal.“Pre-commissioning and ready for startup was achieved despite difficult circumstances—two severe cyclones during the first campaign and, in the second, navigating the challenging conditions of COVID-19.”McDermott built yard facility in India for the projectFor the R Cluster project, McDermott constructed a yard facility in India, which was used for the fabrication of risers, jumpers, and marine logistics support.The project was made up of two offshore campaigns.McDermott revealed that the first campaign saw the Derrick Lay Vessel (DLV) 2000 offshore supply ship complete the company’s first piggy-back pipelay in S-lay mode in water depth of 1,300m.The first campaign also included the installation of a 343-ton weighing ultra-deepwater structure.McDermott, under the same campaign also installed various six-inch pipelines, pipeline end terminations (PLETs), and manifolds in water depths up to 1,965m. The company also installed what is claimed to be the longest dual riser in India.Under the second campaign, the company installed manifolds, manifold piles, flowlines, S-mode and J-mode PLETs, jumpers, in-line structures, and umbilicals.It also carried out major brownfield modifications to the KG D6 control and riser platform.The R Cluster project is estimated to reach plateau gas production of nearly 12.9 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) in the course of this year.Reliance Industries is partnered by BP in the offshore gas project. The partners are also developing the Satellites Cluster and MJ gas projects in the same offshore block.The combined investment for the three gas projects is INR350bn ($4.77bn).
May 8, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today European navies gather in Italy for exercise Mare Aperto 17 European navies gather in Italy for exercise Mare Aperto 17 View post tag: Mare Aperto Some 40 vessels from 7 countries gathered in the port of Cagliari to take part in the annual, Italian-hosted exercise Mare Aperto 2017.Starting Monday, May 8, navy ships from France, Spain, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Italy will spend two weeks honing their skills in mine countermeasures and anti-air warfare.The exercise will be led by the Italian Navy’s biggest ships, aircraft carriers ITS Cavour and ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi and joined by transport docks ITS San Giorgio and ITS San Marco and two Torado-class submarines.NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 2 (SNMCMG2) is also taking part in the exercise led by the group flagship, the Polish Navy MCM command ship (511), ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki.SNMCMG2 has been led by ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki since January, 2017, when command of the group changed hands from Greece to Poland. SNMCMG2 is currently composed of ships from Germany, Spain, Poland and Turkey. Authorities Share this article View post tag: SNMCMG2 View post tag: Italian Navy
This consultation is aimed at GPs and others involved in the provision of primary medical services. It set outs the draft directions for those providing primary care as part of an ICP and asks if the draft provisions for a new ICP contract are effective and sufficient, and whether there are any other impacts the government should be aware of.Separately, NHS England is consulting on the new ICP contract between 3 August and 26 October 2018. This would make a single organisation contractually responsible for delivering integrated care services and improved health outcomes for the population of an area.
Thank you for inviting me here to Culham today. On a chilly day, it’s a pleasure to visit what Ian Chapman tells me is hottest place in the solar system! And this isn’t the only superlative that Culham can claim. The Joint European Torus is one of the most impressive international scientific facilities not just in the UK, but perhaps in the world. It symbolises the application of world-leading research and engineering to tackle one of the world’s greatest challenges: the challenge of clean energy. At the same time, it’s providing the skills our country needs for the future, training both the next generation of nuclear researchers and apprentices for businesses across Oxfordshire and beyond. What could be a better place to give my first speech on science, research and innovation?I feel very fortunate to be Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Several of my predecessors have said they felt it was the best job in government. It has a special significance for me because I began my career as a historian: I profoundly believe in the importance of research. I recognise the joy, and the occasional frustrations, of the pursuit of knowledge. And I deeply respect the passion that drives people to dedicate their lives to it.Science, research and innovation represent this country’s best hope for the future. From an economic point of view, scientific developments underpin prosperity and growth and help create rewarding, high-wage jobs in every part of the UK. From a societal point of view, they offer ways to tackle the grand challenges of the future. And crucially, they are valuable in their own right. Pushing the boundaries of knowledge, seeking to understand the universe, the human race, our past and our future – these are all things we should be proud to invest in.I’m proud of Britain’s world-leading scientific and technological heritage. And of our wider strengths: the invaluable work done in the arts, humanities and social sciences; the ground-breaking interdisciplinary research that goes on in our universities; and the R&D done outside academia – in businesses, independent research institutes, charities and public labs.Today, here at Culham, I will be visiting a remarkable firm called Reaction Engines that is designing a new type of engine called SABRE, which could revolutionise air and space travel and make it possible to fly from the UK to Australia in just four and a half hours. The development of the engine, which has had £60 million in backing from the UK Space Agency and £50 million from the private sector, is a clear example of the UK being at the forefront of technological and scientific discovery, and exemplifies the aims of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.There is no better backdrop to talk about my priorities and ambitions for science, research and innovation in the UK, and how we can work together to make it a reality.PrioritiesI believe there are two overarching priorities for UK science and research in the year to come.The first is the most urgent: ensuring, as the UK leaves the European Union, we have the right relationship with European research programmes and with the wider world of science and research.The second may be less urgent, but it is no less important. How we chart a path to an economy that invests more in science, research and innovation, and puts R&D at the heart of our economy.This second goal may seem to some to be a distraction from the issue of Brexit. But it is crucial to the future not only of science and research in the UK, but to our wider destiny as a country. And we would be unwise to put it off.The decisions we take now, ahead of the Spending Review later in the year, will be crucial to our ability to invest more in R&D, and to crowd in investment from business and from overseas.Today I’d like to talk about these two priorities in turn.Brexit and the future of UK researchFirst, the urgent question that is on so many of our minds: the question of the UK’s place in the global research community as we prepare to leave the EU.My thinking on this is guided by an old conservative principle: the idea of Chesterton’s Fence. It was 90 years ago that GK Chesterton came up with this warning to political reformers: never tear down a fence, he said, until you understand why it was there and what its purpose was. This is especially pertinent today as we inch towards Brexit.With this in mind, I’ve been grateful to the researchers, universities and National Academies who have taken the time to speak to me and my officials about this, as well as to the participants in the High Level Group on Brexit set up by my Ministerial predecessors.The message I’ve had is clear: participation in EU framework programmes is vital to UK researchers and innovative firms for a host of reasons.The money is one: through our EU membership, the UK gains £1 billion of R&D funding each year. The fact we are so successful is a measure of our excellence. But I know it is not just about the money: Horizon 2020 connects our labs, universities and businesses to researchers across Europe. I also recognise the importance of the prestige of ERC grants or the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.I acknowledge the importance to Britain’s labs and universities of researchers and staff from overseas, including from the EU. Indeed, I want to express my gratitude to the tens of thousands of researchers, whether from elsewhere in Europe or the wider world, who have chosen to make the UK their home, and bring their talents to work here.Leaving the EU with a deal remains our top priority and the PM has been clear that we want to have the option to associate to future EU programmes including Horizon Europe and the Euratom Research and Training Programme. But we are also preparing in the event of no-deal. The government’s underwrite guarantee will cover the payment of awards for all competitive bids to EU funding programmes submitted before Brexit. We’ve taken steps to ensure that this will work as smoothly as possible if it needs to, notably with the UKRI grant registration portal that was set up in September and which already has 5,000 registrations. I urge all researchers working on EU-funded projects to make sure their project is signed up.I’ve heard loud and clear the message that leaving the EU presents unique challenges to science, research and innovation in the UK. So, I ask you and your fellow researchers and innovators to work with me to deliver a Brexit that works for your sector, and to help design the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU that builds on our scientific strengths and ingenuity.At the same time, we continue to strengthen our relationships with researchers across the world. As I announced earlier this week, we are investing more than ever in partnerships with both the leading science and innovation nations and with the developing world. Joint projects which bring together the best with the best enable us to further our ambitions under the modern Industrial Strategy and to tackle the global challenges which affect the poorest and threaten the future prosperity and security of us all. To support such joint ventures, we will build upon our global strategic partnerships at government level, for example with the US, Canada, Israel and China – the latter of which I intend to visit in the coming months to progress our Joint Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy.Making 2.4% target a realityMy other priority for the coming year is how we ensure a bright future for R&D in the UK. In particular, how we deliver the commitment this government has made to increase the amount the UK invests in R&D to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, and 3% in the longer term.Measuring R&D in percentages of GDP is perhaps not the most vivid way to capture the wonders of science, the power of technology, or the ingenuity of innovation. But the change it will make will be truly transformational. 2.4% of GDP may sound like a dry statistic: but if we can realise it, it will represent national renewal. Increasing our R&D investment to 2.4% is equivalent to around 3 new GlaxoSmithKlein and 4 new Rolls-Royces and 5 new Unilevers. This will help keep the UK’s economy competitive, and create good, meaningful jobs and prosperity across the country.It will also help us make great strides to tackle the big societal challenges facing Britain and the world at large.But reaching the 2.4% target must not be an end in itself. It is the opening of a new chapter for UK R&D and the cornerstone to building a great future based on the collective strength of science, engineering, technology, the arts, humanities and social sciences.Just this week, we have seen an extraordinary project announced by the University of Strathclyde with the potential to help patients suffering from osteoporosis. Experts will use technology originally used to help measure the collisions of black holes in space to vibrate stem cells in people’s bones to turn them into new bone. This is an example of government funded, interdisciplinary research having real world benefits to help people living, longer, healthier lives.On Tuesday, we also announced 28 new international research projects, backed by £279 million of government funding. Many of these projects are led by experts in UK universities and tackle global challenges, from reducing the impact of oceans pollution, to controlling the spread of infectious diseases.The work of the UK Atomic Energy Authority here at Culham is a great example of what we want to achieve. World class science, tackling a big global challenge, deeply embedded in the real world and in its community. I’m especially glad that the government has committed to double down on our ambition when it comes to nuclear fusion, committing £20 million to begin development of a new UK based Nuclear Fusion reactor, STEP the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, paving the way to practical, energy-producing fusion power.The UK already leads the world in innovative, compact fusion devices; the Duke of Cambridge turned on the UK’s upgraded fusion test reactor, the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak, just last October. The work of UKAEA here at Culham will help make British fusion power a reality – this kind of national endeavour is a great example of the vision we need to pursue to deliver the 2.4% R&D target.In the coming months, we will be developing and publishing our roadmap on how to reach the goal of investing 2.4% of GDP in R&D. We have already shown that we are serious: the £7 billion of additional funding we have announced in recent years represents the biggest increase in public R,D&I funding for four decades.I want us to go even further. Making the 2.4% target a reality will be a top priority for me in the coming year, as we manage our departure from the EU and agree the terms of the Spending Review that will dictate public investment over the coming years.A few principles will guide my thinking here.The first is the right public investment. While it is too early to pre-judge the results of the Spending Review, analysis by both my own officials and by others, including the National Academies, shows that meeting 2.4% of GDP will require significant increases in public investments in R&D across the UK.OECD statistics show that the UK’s mix of public to private R&D is relatively strong: for every pound of public R&D we fund, the private sector funds around £2.60. This compares favourably with many other rich countries: it is slightly more than Germany and Finland, and quite a bit more than Canada, France or the Netherlands, but somewhat behind that in the USA or Switzerland.An important takeaway from this is that even if the ratio of private to public contribution were to increase to that of the US or Switzerland, but public investment kept at the same level as a proportion of GDP, we would still be some way from meeting the 2.4% target. This means that to meet the target, an increase in public investment will almost certainly be required. This is the case I will be making to the Treasury, and I’d call on everyone who cares about the health of research and innovation in the UK to work with me to do so.Yet, it is also clear from the statistics that the public sector cannot meet the target on its own. Innovation and R&D happen in an ecosystem, where government, academia, businesses, and other institutions all have complementary roles to play.We will only meet the target if businesses and charities also increase their investment in innovation. That’s why we have been working and will continue to work with businesses to identify what policies will help them commit to investing in R&D across the UK in the decade to come. This is also why we have developed new funding streams to back important and impactful work, including the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the Strategic Priorities Fund, which support research with the potential to transform the economy and the world.The willingness to invest in innovation will also be determined by the quality of our institutions, the relationships between them and the way we approach the culture that underpins them.For example, how we can ensure greater access to research careers. How we can ensure the UK’s research community leads the world on research integrity. How we will make sure we adopt digital technologies to do better research. How we will assess and manage research effectively. And how we can build the right links between the worlds of research and practice, and between science and industry.In this respect, the establishment of UK Research and Innovation, planned and launched by two of my predecessors, will be vital.UKRI are in a position to use analysis and the wealth of data they possess to work with researchers, businesses and policy makers to understand where our research and innovation strengths are, how our interventions are enabling the growth of high-tech businesses, and how we are delivering against our four Grand Challenges.UKRI also has the potential to tackle the cross-cutting issues that will determine the health of the UK research and innovation system in the years to come.One of these is research integrity. If we are relying on research to boost our economy and tackle societal challenges, we need to know the system is working. Research that is not replicable or that fails to meet ethical standards is not just bad in itself: it is a waste of resources that could have contributed to the common good.Similarly, we need to ask ourselves whether we are making the most of our talent. Recent economic research has documented the phenomenon of “Lost Einsteins” – people who could have been researchers or inventors but who seem, by reason of background, to have missed out on the opportunity. We also hear accounts of those driven out of promising research careers by harassment or bullying. These issues matter both for their own sake – as they are the kind of “burning injustices” this government has set out to tackle – and because tackling them will make for better science and research, from which society at large will benefit.Finally, UKRI should work toward making sure the benefits of research and innovation are felt widely across the country and across society. This is partly a matter of involving the public effectively in the processes by which decisions about science and research are made. In an age when technologies from AI to robotics are raising big social questions, public engagement is important both from an ethical point of view and from a democratic one.It also has a bearing on where UKRI makes investments. Historically, public research funding has been concentrated in particular places, notably the Golden Triangle between Oxford, Cambridge and London. It is right that we fund excellence and support successful clusters. But we need to make sure we recognise the potential of other areas and the case for investing in them. That’s why we recently launched the first round of the Strength In Places Fund, to back excellence broadly across the UK.Another necessary complement to a strategic UKRI is the diversity of funding at the institutional level, including the charitable sector. With this in mind, I recognise the great value of Quality Related (QR) funding, and the role it plays in both building research capability across the disciplines and in providing additional sources of intelligence in our funding system.I will be working closely with UKRI to make the most of their potential – and aiming to make sure they become recognised as one of the world’s great funders of research and innovation, and a lynchpin in a successful knowledge ecosystem.So, I’d like to finish with an appeal to anyone dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge.We have the opportunity to make a step-change to the world of science, research and innovation in the UK – with more investment, better training, and a renewed focus on changing the world. To do that, we need to work together, both to make the case for investment, and to make sure that investment has the greatest possible effect. The next few months may be a time of political uncertainty. But if we work together, the best days for research and innovation in the UK could well be ahead of us.
Tesco chief executive officer Phillip Clarke has declined his annual bonus, as UK employees share more than £110m.The news was announced in the company’s annual report, which highlighted financial results including UK revenue growth of 5% to £42.8bn, accounting for 66% of the group’s overall revenue.The UK supermarket business said its top 5,000 managers would receive a reduced annual bonus of 16.9% maximum, as not all performance targets were met in the UK. Executive directors are expected to receive a maximum bonus of 13.54%.Clarke’s decision to decline this year’s £372,000 bonus because of “the weaker-than-expected performance in the UK”.Clarke said: “The Tesco team has worked harder than ever in the last year and shown real loyalty and commitment. It has been a challenging year for everyone and it would have been harder still, had it not been for the determination of the team. This award is our way of saying thank you for what they continue to do best – delivering for our customers.”Tesco’s group financial highlights included sales of £72bn, group profit before tax of £3.8bn and a 1.6% increase in underlying profit before tax.
At Wednesday night’s student senate meeting, student body president Alex Coccia said student government would introduce a new sexual assault prevention campaign next semester called “One Is Too Many.” “When we come back next semester, we’re going to increase conversation about this on campus,” he said. “What we’re planning on doing is a door-to-door pledge campaign within the dorms, and when we get back there will be bystander training to help those involved learn how to have this conversation with people in their dorms.” The pledge campaign will focus on inciting conversation in the dorms about sexual assault and students’ attitudes and thoughts on the issue, Coccia said. Also at the meeting, new food services director Chris Abayasinghe and the University’s senior executive chef Don Miller spoke about upcoming changes in the food services program. Abayasinghe said he wants students to be more involved in food choices on campus. “What I was thinking was that we could start a student dining advisory committee made up of 10 or 12 students who would meet monthly to help food services,” he said. “Committee members would have to love food and be engaged, and to know that those on this committee would have the power to impact every person on this campus.” Miller said he has plans for several new on-campus eating options in the coming year. Most notably, Miller said Grab and Go is going to get an update for second semester. “I can tell you next semester that you’ll see a lot of variety, lots of kinds of sandwiches, lots of different breads,” he said. “We’ve made every effort to move it in that direction. “We’ve done something as well from a quality perspective. … We’ve changed our working shifts around it so we can have fresher food at Grab and Go. Prior to this semester the food was usually a day old by the time it got onto shelves.” Abayasinghe said Food Services is working on acquiring more local produce as well as promoting sustainability. “Sustainability is very important to me personally,” he said. “We have several places where you can use reusable things for coffee and such, but we have some very valid concerns about how students take food out [of the dining halls] and how it is thrown away.” Contact Margaret Hynds at [email protected]
Originally blasted out to accommodate the smokestack of a steam engine, the tunnel through Backbone Rock is a fascinating sight. Driving to Backbone Rock is another beautiful drive, and along the way you’ll find some great spots to stop, sit, and soak in the beauty of Southwest Virginia. Just keep your eyes open for the picnic tables scattered across the edge of the road on the way. AbingdonVineyards South Holston Lake. Photo by Jared Kreiss. The Abingdon United Methodist Church and brilliant fall foliage on Main Street. Photo by Jason Barnette. Hungry Mother State Park is not justfor swimming in the summer, it’s also for experiencing the breathtaking viewsVirginia has to offer in the Fall. Luckily, you have options when visiting thisscenic park. There are plenty of trails to hike, but you can also just strollaround and eat dinner at the park. There are some great spots to take picturesat too! It’s no secret that Virginia is a go-to destination for fall leaf peeping. For the highest concentration of gorgeous scenery, outdoor adventure, and hospitality, head to Abingdon, VA, located in the southwest corner of the state. This artsy Blue Ridge mountain town is mile-marker zero for the Virginia Creeper Trail, as well as the home of Barter Theatre and The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Downtown Abingdon is a great place fora leisurely stroll, especially during the fall season. Enjoy the charmingarchitecture and brick sidewalks, surrounded by the picturesque leaves andunique restaurants like The Tavern, White Birch Food & Juice, or Morgan’s. Abingdon Vineyards. South Holston Lake is the first in the series of TVA dammed lakes, with pristine waters and hundreds of miles of undeveloped shoreline in Cherokee National Forest. For a breathtaking view of the lake surrounded by fall colors, head to South Holston Dam and its viewing station. If you want to kick back and relax surrounded by fall beauty, Abingdon Vineyards is the place for you. Walk through the grapevines or down by the river. Accessible by car, bike, boat or horseback via the Virginia Creeper Trail or the South Holston Lake. Kids, dogs and kayaks welcome! The Virginia Creeper Trail is something Abingdon takes great pride in, and once you see it you will understand why! The trail has a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and the more you walk the better it gets. Along the trail there are many places to stop, if you’re lucky you’ll see the wildlife all around you. Downtown Abingdon Backbone Rock. Photo by Chad McGlamery. Hungry MotherState Park Want more ideas for a fall getaway in Abingdon? Check out this three-day itinerary to make the most of a fall trip. South Holston Dam Biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Backbone Rock The VirginiaCreeper Trail
By Dialogo June 13, 2012 Brazil is engaged in increasing its naval power in order to protect its multi-million-dollar reserves of oil and gas located in very deep waters, President Dilma Rousseff said at a Military ceremony on June 11. “The investments that are being made in new patrol ships will be favorable to an increase in the state’s presence in our territorial waters, where the majority of our oil and gas reserves are located,” the president maintained. Rousseff defended the modernization of the Navy as a “strategic demand,” in a speech on the occasion of the 147th anniversary of the naval battle of Riachuelo, which contributed to Brazil’s victory in a war against Paraguay. “We know that our role in keeping the peace depends on Brazil’s deterrent capability. The action of our Armed Forces (…) requires quality equipment ready for use and appropriately trained personnel,” she added. Along those lines, she highlighted an agreement signed years ago with France to acquire four Scorpene diesel-electric submarines and build Brazil’s first nuclear submarine. Likewise, Brazil announced in May the purchase of four river boats from Colombia as part of the program to protect its oil reserves, the Amazonas River basin, and its 7,491-km coastline. Brazil, which has Latin America’s largest navy, invests around 1.5 percent of GDP in its defense budget.
By Nastasia Barceló/Diálogo August 03, 2016 Members of Uruguay’s Defense Ministry completed a course on the detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), held June 3rd at the Uruguayan Peacekeeping Operations School (ENOPU, for its Spanish acronym). A total of 58 Ministry of Defense members, as well as senior and junior personnel from the National Army, participated. The course, part of the subject area of preventative security, was administered jointly by the U.S. Army and the Uruguayan Army’s Material and Weapons Service and 1st Engineer Brigade. The IED Detection Course The course covered the identification and elimination of explosive devices on terrain where peacekeeping missions are undertaken. Uruguay has had a strong presence in these missions for many years. “Our nation is recognized internationally for its important contribution in peacekeeping missions, especially over the past 20 years, during which time the number of personnel in the field increased greatly,” said Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Frachelle, Public Relations director for the Uruguayan Army. Lt. Col. Frachelle explained how to carry out the deactivation and neutralization of explosive devices. “Explosive devices are classified according to type… in the field, we come across anything from incendiary devices to radioactive, biological, and chemical devices. In each case, detection is different,” he said. An Example of Inter-Institutional Cooperation and Interoperability “The course is another example of inter-institutional cooperation. Several Uruguayan officials from the Engineer Brigade and from the National Army itself were trained at the same school as the U.S. technicians who specialize in this area… Uruguayan technicians who specialize in deactivation of explosive devices were sent to countries like Spain and the United Kingdom for training,” Lt. Col. Frachelle explained. “The first time a course was taught on the deactivation of explosive devices was in December 2010. Since then, we have continued deepening our cooperation with the U.S. in this area,” Lt. Col. Frachelle added. ENOPU director, Colonel Niver Pereira, said the main reason to train and work together is the “importance of interoperability between the countries and between a nation’s governmental agencies and resources, the Armed Forces, firefighters, police, and the Engineer Brigade.” In Uruguay, the Army is the only armed service that has the capacity to work directly on eliminating and disarming explosive devices and/or bombs. However, in urban settings, police, and firefighters are usually the first to respond. Col. Pereira participated in the course as a student and stressed, “one is always looking to get training and learn new tactics, new techniques to make our work more effective. The exchange of knowledge and experience is always a positive thing for everyone. “Uruguay has the biggest per capita contingent of peacekeeping forces in the world. This course helps us improve our performance in the peacekeeping operations we participate in,” Col. Pereira added. In this sense, the course is a part of the commitments made for bilateral cooperation between the United States and Uruguay. In recent years, these commitments have been related to topics such as maritime combat operations, weapons handling, and the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking. Uruguay and the Maintenance of Peace Uruguay has a long tradition with peacekeeping missions. In 1928, Uruguay participated in its first mission that was due to the conflict at the time between the republics of Bolivia and Paraguay over the so-called Chaco Boreal. Uruguay’s first, historic “Military Observation” mission occurred in 1935, when members of the National Army were sent to that region. According to the ENOPU, there have been Uruguayan contingents in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) since 1952, in Egypt as part of the Multinational Force & Observers since 1982, in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), since 2010, and in both the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), since 2004. It should also be noted that ENOPU has received recognition in the region. Created in 2008, its main function has been to educate, train, and help Armed Forces members build their skill set for missions abroad.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are looking for a gunman who shot a 21-year-old man in the foot in front of his Uniondale home on Sunday afternoon.The victim was in front of his house on Greengrove Avenue when the shooter fired four to six shots at him from a black semi-automatic pistol, hitting him in the left foot at 4 p.m., police said.The victim was treated at a nearby hospital and released.The suspect was described as a black man, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, approximately 20 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He fled on foot northbound on Greengrove Avenue.First Squad detectives ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.