Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet

first_img View post tag: Bester-1 View post tag: Russian Navy The Russian Navy has put their newest deep-water search and rescue vehicle Bester-1 into the service of their Pacific Fleet.The vehicle completed state trials in November 2015 and is now waiting for the search and rescue ship Igor Belousov to arrive at the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, Russia.Until it embarks on Igor Belousov, Bester-1 will be performing tasks onboard Alagez, a submarine search and rescue vehicle, and other vessels of the fleet.According to the Russian Navy, Bester-1 deep can be submerged to a depth of 700 meters and is fitted with newest automated control systems.The crew of the rescue ship Igor Belousov will make the transition to Vladivostok later this year after passing ashore and at-sea trials.[mappress mapid=”17655″] View post tag: Igor Belousov Authorities Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet February 1, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian deep-water search and rescue vessel joins fleet Share this articlelast_img read more

Click to watch the NOISE Speaker Series with Casey Hendrickson and Bill O’Reilly

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Jon Zimney – October 30, 2020 0 401 Google+ WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Click to watch the NOISE Speaker Series with Casey Hendrickson and Bill O’Reilly Facebook 95.3 MNC’s NOISE Speaker Series continues 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.Just like everything else, this year is a little different as, instead of one big day of NOISE, we’ve planned multiple events featuring video guests from around the country, leading up to the 2020 Presidential election.Our three events feature big names you all know from the News/Talk world:We kicked off the series two weeks ago with Lars Larson, heard weeknights, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. on 95.3 MNC. Last week’s NOISE program featured  special guest Brian Kilmeade from The Brian Kilmeade Show, heard weekdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on 95.3 MNC and from Fox and Friends, 6 a.m. – 9 a.m., on Fox News Channel.Tonight’s event features Bill O’Reilly, whose commentaries you can hear at 5:40 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. weekdays on 95.3 MNC. Bill is also the author of the best-selling new book: Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America. It’s the latest installment from O’Reilly’s Killing Series.All of the events are hosted by Casey Hendrickson with our guest speakers beaming in from their part of the world to engage in some lively conversation about the news and issues leading up to the election.Watch below for live coverage of our NOISE event with 95.3 MNC’s Casey Hendrickson and special guest Bill O’reilly. Our live video stream will begin shortly after 6:30 p.m. The show will start at 7 p.m. Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleSuspects accused of robbing wheelchair-bound man arrested FridayNext articleFather, 21, charged with 3-year-old daughter’s death 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.last_img read more

Scottish Bakers renews apprenticeship training contract

first_imgSource: Getty ImagesTrade body Scottish Bakers will be able to train 481 apprentices during 2021-22 following the renewal of its contract by government agency Skills Development Scotland (SDS).Businesses signing up apprentices will have access to the programme run by Scottish Bakers’ training arm, National Food and Drink Training (NFDT). All advisers are experienced bakers or practitioners in manufacturing and retail operations, the trade body said.The programme will be supported by a range of training materials, including an online food and drink academy.Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers and NFDT, welcomed the renewal of the SDS contract. “This means that government support continues to be available to train new recruits and upskill existing staff,” he said.“The last 12 months have been difficult for the employers we work with and for us, but we have high hopes that many food and drink manufacturing businesses will be looking at skills development as one of the ways in which they can rebuild after so many months of hardship, and it is great to know we have the confirmed capacity to help them do just that.”Scott Anderson, NFDT training & quality manager, said he was proud of the ‘high quality’ training provided by the organisation.“We are regularly audited by the various qualification bodies that we work with which allows us to maintain our high standards, and regularly exceed average completion rates for our programmes.“We work with a diverse range of businesses from the smallest craft baker to large manufacturing businesses in baking and beyond into the food processing and manufacturing, dairy, seafood and sea fish, whisky and soft drinks sectors,” Anderson added.last_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announces Free Live Stream Partnership With Relix

first_imgFans can expect to see and hear plenty of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on The Relix Channel in the coming months. The popular jam band announced their plans on Thursday to partner exclusively with Relix Magazine‘s live video platform to present a series of upcoming live concert streams to their fans around the country, starting tomorrow with the band’s sold-out show at Chicago, IL’s Concord Music Hall. The live streams won’t cost anything for viewers, however, there will be a digital “tip jar” for fans to show their support.“We’re honored and thrilled to be teaming up with Relix and couches everywhere,” Pigeons’ singer/guitarist Greg Ormont said in a statement about the partnership. “Now, if you can’t make it to the show, you can flock out at home. You better believe I’m gonna find you in the lens!”Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Welcomes Members Of The Fritz, Jams ‘Jungle Book’ Style In Asheville According to the announcement, the new partnership is the first of its kind between an artist and a media outlet. As streaming-based technology continues to grow in both capability and popularity, more artists–including performers outside of just the jam realm–are looking to utilize all new avenues of reaching audiences and consumers with live-stream concert experiences. Both Pigeons and Relix are promising to make their streaming series a frequent occurrence, so fans should expect to see plenty of shows from the band’s ongoing winter and spring tours being broadcasted on the online channel even more often in the coming months.Neither the band or Relix revealed if their partnership will only remain active throughout the band’s ongoing tour, or if this is a long-term relationship. Either way, one can’t help but wonder if exclusive streaming agreements will start to become a new trend across the live entertainment landscape.The band’s next show is tonight (Thursday) at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN with support from Mungion. The tour is scheduled to continue throughout the rest of winter and into the spring months with upcoming shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and a pair of late-night gigs in New Orleans during Jazz Fest come early May. Fans can head over to the band’s website for the full listing of upcoming shows and ticket options. Fans should also keep an eye out for future streaming announcements from the band now they plan on broadcasting more shows via The Relix Channel.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Tour Dates:2/14 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird *2/15 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall2/16 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection *3/22 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues *3/28 – Harrisburg, PA – Capitol Room **3/29 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater **3/30 – Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall **4/4 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom &4/5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom **4/6 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre **4/12 – Rochester, NY – Anthology **4/13 – Rochester, NY – Anthology %4/24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note ~4/25 – Urbana, IL – Canopy ~4/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom ~4/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater ~4/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown ~5/2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre !5/3 & 5/4 – New Orleans, LA – Mardi Gras World Ballroom #5/16 – 5/18 – Masontown, WV – Domefest* w/ Mungion** w/ Cycles& w/ Goose% w/ Kitchen Dwellers~ w/ Twiddle! w/ Twiddle & Kitchen Dwellers# w/ The String Cheese IncidentView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Early experiments in catching the eye

first_img A vintage Singer Mfg. Co. trade card. Many American brands familiar in the 19th century survive today. “Westward the Star of Empire Takes Its Way,” an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad poster. Rail systems aggressively expanded after 1865, spurring national markets that, in turn, spurred national advertising. All images courtesy of Baker Library/Harvard Business School. ‘The Art of American Advertising’ A circa-1920 Crosse & Blackwell advertisement, © Michael Nicholson/Corbis. Branding found new life in modern advertising, sometimes with a global touch. A Queen City Printing Ink Co. advertisement from The Inland Printer, Vol. 9 (October 1890-September 1891). Advances in printing technology influenced national advertising. As The New York Times noted on Oct. 14, 1894, “A pot of printer’s ink is better than the greatest gold mine.” center_img “The 19th-century advertising formats and marketing strategies exhibited here are the precursor of everything you see today,” said Banta. Trade cards, testimonials, and brand-name souvenirs still exist, along with the sense that advertising is the first showcase of popular art. Artists, she said, flocked to the medium for the exposure it brought.At one point, for instance, “advertising posters of locomotives were popular in executive offices, and in this context were considered works of art,” Banta said. Many of these advertisements are so attractive and well done that “art” is a term applied easily. “It was challenging,” she said of choosing images and artifacts for the exhibit. “Every piece was fascinating from an artistic and documentary point of view.”A lot of 19th-century advertising seems familiar. “A surprising number of companies have survived,” said Banta. A visitor to the exhibit may be puzzled at Boston’s Hinkley Locomotive Works, but will recognize names like Singer (sewing machines), Crosse & Blackwell (sauces), and Domino’s (sugar).Still, part of the charm of the three-room exhibit rests in how it showcases brands and technologies that have passed from the scene — steam locomotives, for example. Also a thing of the past is the family carriage. (The exhibit includes a catalog illustration of the Kimball Barouche and the old American Phaeton; both look springy and fragile.) Corsets aren’t what they used to be.A certain temper of advertising language also seems to have vanished, but the exhibit recaptures it for the close reader — “vegetable pills,” “never-break corset clasps,” and the assurance of a “pectoral balsam for coughs and colds.”Luckily, archivists are busy collecting material history that still has the potency to teach and to inspire modern businesspeople. HBS has an Advertising Ephemera Collection that includes more than 8,000 trade cards. (About 1,000 have been digitized so far.) The Bates Trade Card Collection has another 500, most from Boston and Cambridge businesses.Baker Library Historical Collections also has an extensive collection of trade catalogs, most from the New England of 1870 to 1900. And there is the Baker Old Class Collection — books, pamphlets, manuals, and periodicals related to printing and promotion from the Gilded Age and after.Taken together, such collections offer a treasure house of perspective on the origins of modern advertising.“As far as we’re concerned,” said Riggle of the exhibit, “we have a hit.” A Moore’s Throat & Lung Lozenges trade card from the Advertising Ephemera Collection at Harvard Business School. Advertisements from 1865 to 1910 could pass as fine art, as some modern analogs might today. No blame will be assigned if you have never heard of the Massasoit Varnish Works or B.T. Babbitt’s Best Soap. And rest easy if you have forgotten that during the late 19th century, for the modest sum of 50 cents, you could purchase from the New York Dental Co. of 7 Tremont St. in Boston a device for the painless extraction of teeth.And yet blame and shame are all yours if sometime this month you don’t see “The Art of American Advertising,” an exhibit open through Aug. 1 in the North Lobby of the Baker Library/Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School. The idea: illustrate the rise in America of artful, profit-making, culture-shaking advertising from 1865 to 1910.During that period of robust economic growth, a confluence of factors contributed to a boom in how products were advertised for sale. National markets were expanding fast, hastened by a rise in consumer demand. Magazines and newspapers were hungry for advertising. Businesses were beginning to embrace brand recognition to build profits. (Among the exhibit’s nine themes is “A Marketing Revolution.”) And rail systems were growing.“The railroads had a transformative effect on the U.S. economy,” said Melissa Banta, guest curator at Baker Library Historical Collections, the source of the exhibit’s artifacts. “The industry created the model for the mass production of goods and made possible the mass distribution of those goods.”At the same time, consumers had more cash. “People’s incomes were expanding,” said Christine Riggle, an HBS special collections librarian who was on the exhibition staff. Would-be customers were also “becoming visually literate,” she added, though photography would not dominate advertising until after 1910.Advances in printing technologies — better inks, papers, presses, and image-capturing plates — helped drive advertising’s reach and profits. (“A pot of printer’s ink,” The New York Times declared in 1894, “is better than the greatest gold mine.”) The race was on for more and better posters, catalogs, trade cards, brochures, and novelties — the kind of ephemera at the heart of the HBS show and of modern advertising itself.last_img read more

The heart of the matter

first_imgDoris A. Taylor’s so-called replacement “ghost heart” suggests something otherworldly, but the eerie-looking form is far from an apparition. It’s an innovative approach to organ transplantation that has inspired many in the medical community — and at least one artist.The Texas researcher’s process piggybacks on nature’s sophisticated design. Together she and a team of researchers strip cells off human and animal cadaver hearts with a soapy solution, leaving ghostly white protein shells that retain the form of the organ. They inject them with a patient’s blood or bone-marrow stem cells, and the ghost hearts act as scaffolding on which the newly introduced cells can slowly transform into a beating muscle.“What we said was, ‘Wouldn’t it be really cool if we could wash the sick cells out and put the healthy cells back in?’” said Taylor, director of Regenerative Medicine Research and director of the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology at the Texas Heart Institute, during a recent talk at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.The hope is that one day these regenerated hearts will resolve the most challenging issues transplant patients currently face: the lack of a permanent artificial replacement, concerns about rejection, and the shortage of viable donor hearts.Taylor’s efforts are driving what could become a revolution in organ transplants, and they have sparked the creativity of transdisciplinary artist Dario Robleto, whose latest work, on view at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Radcliffe’s Byerly Hall, recreates in images and sounds the original pulse wave of the heart first captured in visual form by scientists in the 1900s. Robleto and Taylor, longtime friends and Texas residents, explored those connections during Monday’s Radcliffe discussion, which was moderated by Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities.Robleto’s exhibit, “Unknown and Solitary Seas,” touches on the overlap between the medical mysteries and workings of the vascular pump, and the metaphor for the heart as the emotional center of the soul. It includes a video installation that features recreated sounds of a beating heart from the 19th century, reconstructed images of how the earliest pulse waves first appeared on the page, and a series of heart waveform sculptures in brass-plated stainless steel.Roberts said that with his work, Robleto acknowledges the pulse waves’ “promise, their profundity, their scientific value, but he also reclaims some of their ambiguity and asks us to wonder whether we can or should accept that these waveforms have escaped the realms of art, culture, and emotional communication.”Taylor similarly views her work as a blend of the scientific and the human. It transcends complicated, complex science, she says, in that her ghost hearts require a kind of passion, commitment, care, attention, and nurturing similar to what’s required by a small child. “It’s really about building hearts at the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical level that I think is going to get them to work,” she said.For Robleto, big ideas, like the creation of a new human heart, require multiple perspectives.The artist called Taylor’s work “one of the most fascinating and definitely one of the most emotional things I’ve ever seen.” As an object, he added, the ghost heart is “stunningly beautiful” but it also raises questions about the self, identity, emotion, the notions of form and where memory is truly held, questions he thinks artists can help address. He cited two of the nation’s earliest heart transplants, after which the patients’ wives asked their husbands, who had received donor hearts, if they still loved them.Taylor’s work, Robleto said, is “right at the edge of identity and materiality and so when the day comes when someone says ‘the first ghost heart transplant’ I think we will have a similar moment where perhaps we will be forced to re-evaluate what we ask from our heart metaphor.”Dario Robleto’s “Unknown and Solitary Seas” is on view in Byerly Hall’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery through Jan. 18, 2020.last_img read more

The Official Guide to B’way Etiquette By the Cast of Les Miz

first_img See Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre…if you dare! Les Miserables View All (4) 3. All “Soliloquy” texting is banned Will Swenson, who plays Les Miz baddie Javert, sent this response to one distracted audience member via tweet: “To the man in the 5th or 6th row who was texting during my ‘soliloquy’—You f*cking suck. Everyone else…I love.” You heard the man, stick that stupid phone on airplane mode or answer to Javert, jerks. Will Swenson Nikki M. James 5. Bootlegs call for corporal punishment To cut down on the amount of illegal recordings being made in the Imperial Theatre, Karimloo has implemented a neighborhood watch program. He tweeted: “If you see a patron recording, feel free to flick their ear, tell them to stop and then say, ‘that was from JVJ’. I thank you.” Hmm, good thinking, Ramin, but something tells us a stellar bootleg of “Bring Him Home” is totally worth a couple of ear flicks. View Comments 2. No taking pictures…ever! Seriously, people. Have you learned nothing from LuPone? Andy Mientus, who plays Marius in the new revival, recently tweeted, “Hey folks snapping pics during this matinee—I’m excited that you’re excited but it’s not allowed and we can see you. Sit back and enjoy!” It’s a slightly more polite approach than stopping the show and ordering the ushers to drag the snap-happy patrons out, but it totally gets the point across. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 4. Stop with the hate tweets Crinkle candy wrappers, let your phone vibrate endlessly, but please, whatever you do, don’t badmouth the actors and then tag them on Twitter. “Actors have feelings, too,” tweeted Les Miz star Nikki M. James after a rude theatergoer publically bashed her performance online. And last week, they were saying it to her face at the stage door! Geez, whatever happened to criticizing actors behind their backs? Star Files It’s been five years since a flash photo made Patti LuPone famously stop a performance of Gypsy (“Stop taking pictures RIGHT NOW!”), but sadly, the photo-taking, the cell phone ringing, the candy-crinkling, and uh, the vomiting on Broadway has only gotten worse. With theater audiences getting ruder by the minute, the brave cast of Les Miserables is leading a revolution at the Imperial Theatre, and they’re trying to put a stop to the obnoxious patrons that make seeing a Broadway show completely miserables for the rest of us. Ramin Karimloo, Andy Mientus, Will Swenson and Nikki M. James have five simple theater etiquette rules for you—and if you’re smart, you’ll listen. (Remember, they have guns.) 1. Phones off (or beware the death stare) Les Miz headliner Ramin Karimloo made The New York Post’s “Page Six” this week—he reportedly stopped the show while “throwing a scathing look in the direction of an audience member’s ringing cell phone.” So put those phones on silent, everyone. Not vibrate. Silent. Trust us, you don’t want to mess with this guy. He can bench press his own body weight. Andy Mientus Related Shows Ramin Karimloolast_img read more

Peru Sets Goal of Eradicating Terrorist Remnants

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo December 24, 2018 In October 2016, retired Peruvian Navy Rear Admiral Francisco Calisto Giampietri returned to active duty as a vice admiral to lead the Joint Special Operations and Intelligence Command (CIOEC, in Spanish) to, in his own words, “help stamp out remnants of the Shining Path,” a terrorist organization that still operates in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, in Spanish). In September 2018, Diálogo visited the Joint Special Force’s headquarters in Chorrillos, Lima, to speak with Vice Adm. Calisto about the operations elite units carry out in the country. The officer retired in December. Diálogo: Why was the Joint Special Operations an Intelligence Command created? Peruvian Navy Vice Admiral Francisco Calisto Giampietri, commander of CIOEC: CIOEC was created in response to a requirement that initially focused on VRAEM, because that was the priority at the time, about 10 years ago. That’s how the VRAEM Special Command [CE-VRAEM, in Spanish] was created; it then became necessary to increase operations based on operational intelligence, which in the end led to tactical operations. And CIOEC was created because many of these were non-conventional operations, involving personnel with more operational capacity than regular troops. Diálogo: Why? Vice Adm. Calisto: Because in Peru our troops are geared toward military service. As such, most service members didn’t have adequate experience for the job required in the very complex VRAEM area. For example, altitude ranges between 600 and 4,800 meters above sea level. So, during an operation, soldiers might start at 600 m and end at 3,200 m. This need to adapt to the terrain goes beyond what a regular soldier is used to. So we found it necessary to use special forces. This special command is restricted to the VRAEM area of operations, which every now and then is declared as an emergency area. Diálogo: When do you declare a state of emergency? Vice Adm. Calisto: The Police monitors domestic order. When it’s disrupted in certain specific areas, a state of emergency is declared. Here, some prerogatives are lost. For example, citizens cannot circulate freely without their ID. There are several restrictions, and in emergency areas there might be two types of control for domestic order: first, police control, and second, military control. VRAEM is in an emergency area. This is renewed every 30 or 60 days, depending on the situation, and the domestic order is monitored by the military, which means that the CE-VRAEM commander has control over the Army, Air Force, Navy, and local police. They have a legal responsibility and are authorized by law to keep order, which wouldn’t occur in normal situations, because the Armed Forces don’t have that right, except in VRAEM. Diálogo: Why isn’t the Shining Path deemed a narcoterrorist group? They currently survive on narcotrafficking, without their old communist ideology, correct? Vice Adm. Calisto: The ideology is still present on the orthodox side of the organization, but in a very basic way. They use this platform to influence the population with fear and other threats. The term “narcoterrorism” doesn’t exist in our legislation. We have narcotrafficking, and we have terrorism. Both are interrelated, it’s true. But legal changes are not as fast as operational ones. To change laws, they have to go through Congress, and this is a long process. So there is no legal term to define narcoterrorism. If I arrest you on narcoterrorism charges, you can go free tomorrow, because that category doesn’t fall under any law. Diálogo: Do Peruvian special operators act mainly in VRAEM? Vice Adm. Calisto: Currently, yes. We are more active in VRAEM. But we also operate in Putumayo, and we can also operate in the north and south, because special operations are conducted everywhere. So CIOEC became an operational command. We had an operation in Putumayo back in July, where, among other things, we neutralized several labs and arrested 51 illegal immigrants who had crossed the Putumayo River into Peru for narcotrafficking. We destroyed four labs there. We are prepared to work all over Peru, and that’s why we became an operational command. Diálogo: How is the operational command composed? Vice Adm. Calisto: The Army, Navy, and Air Force comprise it. Based on my requirements, they give me their troops. At present, I tend to a theater of operations that is a permanent client: CE-VRAEM. My requirement for special operations is clearly determined in a directive. So we determine the magnitude of the force we need to use. For example, let’s say I need 36 platoons. I cannot go to the Army and request 36 platoons. The Army can’t deploy 36 platoons to my command and end up without any personnel. What we do is a mixture, depending on the amount of people each institution has. Generally, the Army is the branch with more personnel. We may request some platoons from the Army, then some from the Navy, and some from the Air Force. They leave their areas of responsibility and come under my operational control. They are no longer part of the Army, or the Navy, or the Air Force. They come from there, but I coordinate them. Based on my requirements, I assign them their mission, remove them, move them, and send them back. There are operations in which the Army platoon is supported by the Navy platoon, or both become part of a joint operation—even with the National Police, which deploys agents for my operational control. They have access to privileged intelligence that I don’t, for example, such as tapped phones.​​​​​​​ Diálogo: Can you mention any recent combined operation the Peruvian special forces conducted with the United States, especially U.S. Southern Command [SOUTHCOM]? Vice Adm. Calisto: I won’t specify what we did, but we had this ongoing operation, Operation Tenacious (Operación Tenaz). Before the operation, the United States helped us a lot with intelligence. The information SOUTHCOM provided helped us greatly to carry out the operation. Later, during the operation it was DEA that gave us tactical support to conduct the operations through specialized information. That way, we were able to get direct feedback from DEA during the operation. To my knowledge, we never had a DEA officer in the Peruvian Operational Intelligence Command’s General Staff during an operation. In other words, we had a DEA officer by our side while we operated. Therefore, our requirements were handled by DEA in real time, and they helped the operation at the tactical level. Diálogo: Is Peru conducting combined training with other countries in the region, apart from the United States? Vice Adm. Calisto: With Colombia, we have a fluid two-way communication, which helped greatly in the organization of this unit [CIOEC]. Colombia’s CCOES [Special Operations Joint Command] has a lot of experience. We don’t have as many helicopters; we don’t have as many people. The situation in Colombia is different from the situation in Peru. Our issue is much more focused. In Colombia, it was a bit wider. They have Plan Colombia; we don’t have a Plan Peru. We have support on other levels, but our problem is also focused on a certain area. Even so, the experience Colombia gained was replicated here. Colombian officers came; we have an ongoing, mutual support plan with them. Diálogo: What is your main challenge? Vice Adm. Calisto: My main challenge is the challenge of Peru: to stamp out this terrorist remnant organization that exists in VRAEM. It’s true that it is symbiotically related to narcotrafficking, and stamping out this scourge is almost impossible. But this doesn’t mean that we won’t keep fighting this. Our main focus is to deactivate the terrorist cell that exists in the area, a process we’ve better focused and tightened little by little. That’s my job. That’s why I’m back. I’ve been assigned to this unit, and I hope to help put an end to this. We conduct real operations, and we must put an end to this as soon as we can.last_img read more

Why effective leaders need organizational intelligence

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you’re a leader who’s been able to turn a company around or achieve tremendous growth, you might think you can have the same results anywhere. But that’s not necessarily the case. We see it all the time – a successful president/CEO/coach gets recruited to a struggling organization with high hopes, only to fall short of expectations.Oftentimes in these situations, what the leader lacks is organizational intelligence (OQ). None of our organizations operate the same way. We have different personalities to contend with, different expectations from our board members, members/customers, and other stakeholders. Leaders must recognize the organizational differences and know how to maneuver them to be effective.A recent Harvard Business Review article outlines the five competencies of strong OQ:Send messages that reinforce strategy – and minimize other messaging: A key component of leadership is incentivizing employees to do the work needed to achieve organizational goals. How you communicate those goals and employees’ contribution to them is critical. Find ways to reward behaviors that get your team closer to the end-line and constantly reinforce the notion that one person’s success is good for the entire group. continue reading »last_img read more

Robin van Persie blames Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals

first_imgRobin van Persie blames Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals Robin van Persie (Picture: Getty Images)Robin van Persie lays the blame at Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals, singling out Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi as players who lack creativity.The Gunners picked up a good result on Thursday night in the Europa League , winning 1-0 away at Olympiakos thanks to a late Alexandre Lacazette goal.The win continues the encouraging progress the side are making under Mikel Arteta as they extend their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions and record their third straight clean sheet. However, goals have been an issue for Arsenal this season, scoring 36 in 26 games in the Premier League, leaving them 10th in the division with just seven wins.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTVan Persie does not see the forwards – Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli – are to blame, but the midfielders who are failing to create chances for the front line.‘What is the reason why Arsenal don’t create so many chances? I believe it’s because the midfielders,’ said the Dutchman.‘The strikers don’t believe that final ball can come.‘If you look at Xhaka, Willock, Guendouzi they don’t have that final ball in their locker.‘I think it affects the front three in a bad way. The strikers need to have that feeling like the ball is going to come. It’s not coming that often.’Arsenal have drawn more games than any other team in the Premier League this season, recently being held to stalemates by Burnley, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.However, after some calamitous defensive problems under previous manager Unai Emery, Arteta is encouraged by the improvements at the back rather than the struggles up front.‘I have told the players they have to enjoy defending as much as they do attacking because it’s a big part of the game,’ said the Spaniard after the win in Greece.‘So if you give simple balls away you’d better run back and recover that ball as quickly as possible.‘But this team plays with a big heart and I see a lot of effort from these players. Instead of splitting they have joined together really quickly.’Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday in a huge clash in the race for European places at home to Everton.MORE: Bernd Leno sends clear message to Bukayo Saka over Arsenal futureMORE: Robin van Persie compares ‘world-class’ Bukayo Saka to Arsenal and Manchester United legends Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Feb 2020 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link639Sharescenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more