first_img The exercise also allowed both nations to increase their capabilities and encouraged the exchange of ideas and techniques, which are paramount to both nations. “It increases our ability to work with each other,” said Ralls. “It ensures that for any threat they [GDF and U.S. Forces] may go up against, they will be more efficient and better prepared.” “Acquiring that kind of knowledge is essential in meeting an increase of threats, which we face here in Guyana,” said Col. Bruce Lovell, Colonel General Staff of GDF. “If ever we are called upon to counter or tackle any of those existing threats, we are better prepared by this type of training.” While GDF and U.S. Forces have trained together for the past four years in similar training events, this year’s Exercise Fused Response was largest joint exercise of its kind in the Western hemisphere, involving approximately 200 GDF soldiers and 350 U.S. Forces from all branches of service. As the executing agent for Exercise Fused Response, Special Operations Command South works with special operations forces across the Caribbean, Central, and South America as part of its theater security cooperation program to establish and enhance partner nation capabilities. After a year of planning, members of the Guyanese Defense Force and U.S. military came together to train and improve their interoperability, tactics, and training techniques during Exercise Fused Response 2012, held March 1-9. The exercise’s lead planner, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ron Ralls, explained that the goal of the training event was to develop a better understanding of how the two countries’ forces operate so they can share their practices and work together seamlessly. By Dialogo March 16, 2012 The intent of Fused Response, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise, was to build on the solid professional relationship between the two nations by improving military skills and practices to better respond to security challenges, such as transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking of humans, drugs, and other contraband. last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kelly Currie was named Monday acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York after his boss and predecessor, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in as U.S. Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder.Currie, who was Lynch’s chief assistant, will oversee a staff of nearly 300 tasked with investigating and prosecuting federal criminal and civil cases on Long Island as well as in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. His takeover follows Lynch’s five-month-long wait to be confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, which made her the first African American woman to be the nation’s top law enforcement official.“I am honored beyond words to step into this larger role today as your Attorney General as we continue the core work, our mission, the protection of the American people,” Lynch told reporters during a news conference immediately after her swearing in ceremony.Currie has done two stints as a federal prosecutor. During his first time around from 1999-2010, he worked his way up to Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section. He then spent four years working in the Manhattan office of Washington, D.C.-based law firm Crowell & Moring, LLP before returning to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in November.His private practice work included representing corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, corporate internal investigations and complex civil litigation. His work as a federal prosecutor has included leading investigations and prosecutions of crimes ranging from racketeering, terrorism, fraud, money laundering and murder.Aside from those jobs, Currie served as a senior adviser to former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine). He graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce in ‘86 and the University of Virginia School of Law in ‘93.last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal boss Mikel Arteta praises Ainsley Maitlaind-Niles for changing his mentality and mindest Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Jul 2020 12:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Ainsley Maitland-Niles snuffed out the threat of Riyad Mahrez (Picture: Getty)‘He has everything, he has great qualities, I believe in him. I had to give him opportunities and today he took it with both arms. He had a really good performance.’The Gunners booked their place in the final thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and will now face either Chelsea or Manchester United at Wembley next month when they will aim to win the trophy for the 14th time.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn his preferred opponents, Arteta said: ‘I’m going to watch the game tomorrow and use that game to get something out of it. I don’t know, it’s not our decision.‘We’ve done what we had to do today and now we need to prepare for the final against one of those opponents.’MORE: Kieran Tierney apologises for dressing room celebration after Arsenal beat Man CityMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright picks out six star performers after sensational Man City winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta handed a rare start to Ainsley Maitland-Niles against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the 22-year-old repaid his faith with a superb performance against Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final victory. The academy graduate featured prominently during the early weeks of Arteta’s tenure but fell out of favour following a breach of discipline when he turned up late for training. Reports earlier this week claimed Maitland-Niles would seek a move this summer in the belief that his manager had lost faith in him. Arteta brought Maitland-Niles back in from the cold against City and deployed him at left wing-back where he largely negated the threat of Riyad Mahrez and offered a real threat going forwards. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAppraising the youngster’s performance, Arteta said: ‘Absolutely, [he was magnificent. And I was sure about that with the way he’s training, the way he’s changed his mentality and his mindset.last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities in Davie, Florida are currently investigating a shooting that left a father and his 11-year-old daughter dead.The incident was reported on Monday around 9:00 am at a home on Southwest 18th court and 145th avenue.The mother of the child called the police after she heard gunshots coming from one of the rooms.When authorities arrived, the child was pronounced dead at the scene while the father was transported to Broward Health North where he later died.Investigators say they believe the father shot the 11-year-old due to her “debilitating terminal illness,” before turning the gun on himself.The mother of the child was making breakfast at the time of the incident and was not injured.last_img