By Dialogo May 10, 2011 A coordinated effort among countries was needed relative to illegal traffic, since this makes control easier. With the intensity that this activity acquires, it is difficult for countries to have any sucess working in isolation. I hope that other countries join this great endeavor. Between April 25th and 29th, military personnel from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and the Uruguayan Air Force (FAU) conducted the URUBRA I exercise. This was the first time that Uruguay took part in the exercise, which has been conducted annually with the Air Forces of Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela, countries with which Brazil shares extensive borders, where illegal traffic by small aircraft, commonly linked to international drug trafficking, is constantly being identified. For URUBRA I, the Brazilian Air Force used A-29 Super Toucan planes from the 3rd Squadron of the 3rd Aviation Group (Arrow Squadron) as the aircraft responsible for intercepting simulated traffic entering Brazilian territory from Uruguay. As target aircraft, the FAB used C-98 Grand Caravans, one of the aircraft belonging to the 5th Air Transport Squadron. The Brazilian air operations were headquartered at Santa Maria Air Base. The Uruguayan Air Force used A-37 Dragonfly, PC-7 Pilatus, and IA-58 Pucará aircraft belonging to the squadrons of the 2nd Air Brigade, headquartered at Durazno Air Base, as interceptor fighters and Cessna 206s from the Liaison Squadron as target planes. The purpose of the exercise was to practice procedures enabling greater effectiveness in combating transnational illicit traffic, by means of operational coordination between the Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command and the Uruguayan Air Operations Command, involving means of command, control, and communications from both countries and the establishment of a common operational doctrine for the tasks of surveillance and control of the binational airspace, as well as practice in executing airspace policing measures.
6/43 North Quay, Scarborough“Even though (the units) are more than 15 years old, they were built with quality in mind,” Mr Smart said.The median sale price for a unit in Scarborough was $485,000 to the year ended October 2017, according to the latest CoreLogic market trends data.A couple from Papua New Guinea bought this property after more than six weeks on the market following a slow period.“December was a little bit slower than we had expected it to be,” Mr Smart said.However, he said it was starting to ramp back up following the Christmas period. 6/43 North Quay, ScarboroughAN apartment overlooking the marina has sold for $625,000 at Scarborough.Professionals Woody Point salesman Paul Smart said it was rare to sell units in the area for such a high price but this particular one was a standout.“Once you get above $600,000, there are less buyers in that category,” Mr Smart said.“What really sold this was its uniqueness – it’s very different.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The three-bedroom unit is in a complex of 12 and has access to a private rooftop terrace with views over Deception Bay and the marina. read more
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY AT USC? Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan Beating UCLA at home was just magical, especially doing it on senior night for some of those guys [who are] some of my best friends today. I’m not really sure about that yet. I have a couple options — I could pursue volleyball overseas. But I’m also ready to get a job, start a life, and move on. WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? It was tough in the beginning. Of course, there’s a language barrier, understanding what your coaches want, how you’re going to make new friends. The culture’s totally different. The environment is different. It was always a challenge to adapt. It took me a while to understand more about the people. WHAT’S ONE THING ABOUT VOLLEYBALL THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW? Just keep your head high. Sometimes it’s going to be a roller coaster ride. There’s going to be ups and downs. You’ve just got to keep your head up, just keep working hard. If you work hard, it’s going to pay off in the end. WHAT ABOUT TRANSFERRING FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE? WAS THAT A CHALLENGE? DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS FROM THE PAST FOUR YEARS? I made a lot of friends playing volleyball. It definitely helped that all my teammates knew English, helped me develop my language as well on the court. My favorite memory so far was my junior year. We had a game against UCLA — it was senior night last year. There was a lot of people, a lot of pressure and we came up with a win that night. I’m going to remember that game forever. No regrets at all. When you don’t win a championship, you’re always like, “I wish I would’ve done that.” We’re working hard this year to reach that goal. In the U.S., it’s not really a popular sport. One of our coaches, Greg Walker, talks about entertaining people: ‘What are you going to do for people to come watch you?’ It has to be exciting. Sometimes, I feel like some people lack excitement [for the sport]. It’s something that we always work on, to put on a show for everyone to come to watch. WAS IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST TO LIFE IN AMERICA? Coming from Orange Coast College in Orange County, of course the level of volleyball was way higher playing Division I here at USC. It’s tough to adjust to the speed of the game. After a lot of hard work and dedication, you adapt to it easily. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FRESHMEN ATHLETES? Volleyball is played all around the world, but the way they play it in the U.S. is totally different from the way they play it in Brazil. [In Brazil], it’s a way more emotional game. You play with your heart. You play for the fans. In the U.S., it’s more of a statistical game. In my opinion, that’s why people don’t really watch it here — the excitement that some of the players don’t have. read more
South West Donegal DartsThe 2014-15 South West Darts League season gets underway this Friday with holders Roartys making the trip to last season’s bottom side Bridge Bar.League runners up Kilcar House have a home tie against last season’s B winners John Eoinins (Glenhead) and finally we welcome The Rusty back into the league where they host O’Donnell’s also on Friday night. Please note the new rules regarding teams matches starting times and away team board practice time and that the two point match is to be drawn from a hat.FixturesFriday 26th SeptemberBridge Bar v Roartys Kilcar House v John EoininsThe Rusty v O’DonnellsFriday 3rd OctoberJohn Eoinins v Bridge BarThe Rusty v Kilcar House Saturday 4thO’Donnells v Roartys(Full list of fixtures on the website)Visit our new look website at www.donegaldarts.com for all the latest news on Facebook at South West Donegal darts and Twitter at SWDDL SPORTS NEWS: SOUTH WEST DONEGAL DARTS LEAGUE GETS UNDERWAY THIS FRIDAY was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DartsNoticesSouth West Donegal Darts LeagueSport read more