Chilean Navy Protects Boats in Barcelona World Race

first_imgThe 23,000-mile journey, considered one of the most extreme and dangerous in the world, starts and finishes in Barcelona, Spain and lasts about three months. A crew of two sailors per boat compete aboard IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) 60 yachts, which are 18 meters long and specially designed for solo or double ocean sailing. “The Navy not only provides protection to the races, but all other Naval or private, domestic, and foreign vessels that ply the waters of Cape Horn and the entire national maritime space,” a Navy spokesman said. “All races taking place in our maritime space are guarded by the institution.” As the first yacht — the French sailing vessel Cheminées Poujoulat — passed Cape Horn on February 24, the Chilean Navy sent it a message: “Welcome to Cape Horn, we will be there in case of any problems, you should know that is the world’s most dangerous place.” The area is known to be particularly hazardous due to strong winds, large waves, rough currents, and icebergs — all dangers that made Cape Horn notorious as a sailors’ graveyard, according to barcelonaworldrace. org. Four days later, the Neutrogena — manned by Chilean Jose Muñoz, the only Latin American in the competition, and Guillermo Antadill of Spain — also rounded Cape Horn. The vessels came under the protection of the Chilean Navy Search and Rescue Service (MRCC), having crossed the 130th west meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. By Dialogo March 18, 2015 The MRCC monitors in real time all ships that ply the area of SAR (Safe and Rescue) responsibility that Chile has an international mandate to protect. This is a considerable task, said Maritime Governor (S) Ricardo Concha, commander of the Chilean Navy: “If you consider that, just in the southern area, the space under the Maritime Authority of Punta Arenas is 12 million square kilometers.” The 23,000-mile journey, considered one of the most extreme and dangerous in the world, starts and finishes in Barcelona, Spain and lasts about three months. A crew of two sailors per boat compete aboard IMOCA (International Monohull Open Class Association) 60 yachts, which are 18 meters long and specially designed for solo or double ocean sailing. The Chilean Navy recently provided security to boats traveling around Cape Horn, one of the world’s most dangerous sea passages, during the Barcelona World Race, organized by the Oceanic Foundation in Barcelona (FNOB). About 100 Chilean Navy sailors providing protection The Chilean Navy recently provided security to boats traveling around Cape Horn, one of the world’s most dangerous sea passages, during the Barcelona World Race, organized by the Oceanic Foundation in Barcelona (FNOB). Race organizers express gratitude to Navy The monitoring operation includes Navy Hydrographic Service Patrol PSH-77 Corneta Cabrales, under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Stenger, and a helicopter with rescue swimmers aboard. Additionally, specialized units are on hand to respond to maritime emergencies; for example, speedboats with support equipment were stationed at the Diego Ramirez and Cape Horn lighthouses. Chilean Navy welcomes first boat to pass Cape Horn The Cape Horn in southern Chile is one of the most ecologically pristine areas of the world, where “maritime climatic conditions are often very complicated,” a Chilean Navy spokesman told Diálogo. Eight boats departed on December 31, 2014, but The Hugo Boss, which was in first place, was eliminated January 14 after its mast toppled over and broke. The yachts are expected to return in late March. The current Barcelona World race is the third edition of the competition, which Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick and Ireland’s Damian Foxall won in its first edition in 2007-2008. Their record time of 92 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes and 49 seconds is expected to be broken this year because the new route is 2,000 miles shorter. Chilean Navy protects large geographic regions “For us as seafarers it was impressive to see the outstanding quality of the service that the Chilean Navy provides to ensure the safety of navigation in one of the most difficult areas of the world.” As the first yacht — the French sailing vessel Cheminées Poujoulat — passed Cape Horn on February 24, the Chilean Navy sent it a message: “Welcome to Cape Horn, we will be there in case of any problems, you should know that is the world’s most dangerous place.” The area is known to be particularly hazardous due to strong winds, large waves, rough currents, and icebergs — all dangers that made Cape Horn notorious as a sailors’ graveyard, according to barcelonaworldrace. org. The MRCC monitors in real time all ships that ply the area of SAR (Safe and Rescue) responsibility that Chile has an international mandate to protect. This is a considerable task, said Maritime Governor (S) Ricardo Concha, commander of the Chilean Navy: “If you consider that, just in the southern area, the space under the Maritime Authority of Punta Arenas is 12 million square kilometers.” About 100 Chilean Navy sailors providing protection During the protection mission, the Chilean Navy allowed a group of race organizers to board the Hydrographic Service Patrol PSH-77 Corneta Cabrales to watch boats pass Cape Horn. “The Navy is required to contribute to the development of sea power in Chile, providing safe navigation, promoting maritime activities and port development, mapping and maintaining aids to navigation, and performing inspections and surveillance that give security to human life at sea,” the Navy’s website reports. “It has been an extraordinary experience to closely watch the passage of ships in such a difficult area as Cape Horn. And it is especially exciting to do it onboard the Chilean Navy patrol boat Cabrales, where we received a great deal of assistance from the crew,” Carlos Clastre, a Barcelona World Race official, told the Third Naval Area Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral Felipe García-Huidobro, during an appreciation meeting. The Chilean Navy is conducting important aspects of this task at the Port Authority base in Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams, which serves as the center of operations for the mission to protect the Barcelona World Race boaters. Chilean Navy welcomes first boat to pass Cape Horn Chilean Navy protects large geographic regions During the protection mission, the Chilean Navy allowed a group of race organizers to board the Hydrographic Service Patrol PSH-77 Corneta Cabrales to watch boats pass Cape Horn. Eight boats departed on December 31, 2014, but The Hugo Boss, which was in first place, was eliminated January 14 after its mast toppled over and broke. The yachts are expected to return in late March. The current Barcelona World race is the third edition of the competition, which Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick and Ireland’s Damian Foxall won in its first edition in 2007-2008. Their record time of 92 days, 9 hours, 49 minutes and 49 seconds is expected to be broken this year because the new route is 2,000 miles shorter. “The Navy is required to contribute to the development of sea power in Chile, providing safe navigation, promoting maritime activities and port development, mapping and maintaining aids to navigation, and performing inspections and surveillance that give security to human life at sea,” the Navy’s website reports. The Chilean Navy is conducting important aspects of this task at the Port Authority base in Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams, which serves as the center of operations for the mission to protect the Barcelona World Race boaters. The Navy provides security for Chile’s more than 4,300 kilometers of Pacific coastline, as well as the extensive coastline of the Chilean Antarctic Territory, which extends to the South Pole. It also protects an Exclusive Economic Zone of approximately 3.5 million square kilometers, equivalent to more than five times the area of the South American mainland. “The Navy not only provides protection to the races, but all other Naval or private, domestic, and foreign vessels that ply the waters of Cape Horn and the entire national maritime space,” a Navy spokesman said. “All races taking place in our maritime space are guarded by the institution.” The Cape Horn in southern Chile is one of the most ecologically pristine areas of the world, where “maritime climatic conditions are often very complicated,” a Chilean Navy spokesman told Diálogo. I find the joint efforts by Latin American countries for the welfare of all very interesting. I believe Brazil should be included in this set of operations. I have some plans to be implemented in the region of the Amazon Nations, and I’d like to receive support from these countries. Race organizers express gratitude to Navy The monitoring operation includes Navy Hydrographic Service Patrol PSH-77 Corneta Cabrales, under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Stenger, and a helicopter with rescue swimmers aboard. Additionally, specialized units are on hand to respond to maritime emergencies; for example, speedboats with support equipment were stationed at the Diego Ramirez and Cape Horn lighthouses. “It has been an extraordinary experience to closely watch the passage of ships in such a difficult area as Cape Horn. And it is especially exciting to do it onboard the Chilean Navy patrol boat Cabrales, where we received a great deal of assistance from the crew,” Carlos Clastre, a Barcelona World Race official, told the Third Naval Area Commander-in-Chief, Rear Admiral Felipe García-Huidobro, during an appreciation meeting. “For us as seafarers it was impressive to see the outstanding quality of the service that the Chilean Navy provides to ensure the safety of navigation in one of the most difficult areas of the world.” The Navy provides security for Chile’s more than 4,300 kilometers of Pacific coastline, as well as the extensive coastline of the Chilean Antarctic Territory, which extends to the South Pole. It also protects an Exclusive Economic Zone of approximately 3.5 million square kilometers, equivalent to more than five times the area of the South American mainland. The Chilean Navy has experience protecting boats that sail via Cape Horn in racing competitions, providing security for the Volvo Ocean Race, the VELUX 5Oceans and the Vendée Globe. Four days later, the Neutrogena — manned by Chilean Jose Muñoz, the only Latin American in the competition, and Guillermo Antadill of Spain — also rounded Cape Horn. The vessels came under the protection of the Chilean Navy Search and Rescue Service (MRCC), having crossed the 130th west meridian in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Chilean Navy has experience protecting boats that sail via Cape Horn in racing competitions, providing security for the Volvo Ocean Race, the VELUX 5Oceans and the Vendée Globe. last_img read more

Track Trouble Sparks LIRR Delays, Cancelations

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road riders are facing delayed and canceled trains during the Wednesday evening rush-hour commute due to a third-rail problem in one of the East River tunnels, MTA officials said.Westbound LIRR service had been suspended between Jamaica and Penn stations since a “smoke condition” was first reported in one of the tunnels at around 2 p.m. Service was also suspended from Woodside to Penn stations on the Port Washington line. Westbound service was restored shortly after 6 p.m.The railroad said that New York City Transit is to cross-honoring LIRR fares for the E subway at Jamaica, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills. The same goes for the 7 subway at Woodside and the 2/3 subways at Atlantic Terminal.For more information, visit www.mta.info/lirr or call 511.last_img read more

NAFCU witness Grooms: ‘The time to act is now’ for regulatory relief

first_img continue reading » NAFCU witness Steve Grooms, president and CEO of 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union of Great Falls, Mont., told the Senate Banking Committee “the time to act is now and we stand ready to work with you” on meaningful regulatory relief for the credit union industry.During the hearing, “Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Institutions in Local Communities,” Grooms testified that credit unions are suffering under the compliance burden resulting from laws meant to curb bad actors after the financial crisis, despite the fact that credit unions were not to blame for the crisis and continued lending when others did not. Grooms noted that more than 1,500 – more than 20 percent – of credit unions have closed since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, “with many citing the growing compliance burden as the reason they can’t survive.”Grooms noted that if Congress wants to foster economic growth, it is vital to enact regulatory relief measures for credit unions, including: relaxed field-of-membership restrictions, modernized credit union capital standards, exemptions from rules targeting banks and larger institutions including the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, more freedom for member business lending and a total credit union exemption from the CFPB’s rulemaking. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Replenishment of a credit card line

first_imgAround this time of year, sometimes members will pay off a large balance on a credit card account. Perhaps they received a substantial annual or holiday bonus. Maybe they have a generous family member who gave them a gift, or want to use savings to get started on a New Year’s resolution. Regardless of the reason, credit unions sometimes ask about handling large check payments and at what point is the credit union required to credit the amount paid by the member to the account, or then replenish the line of credit.Regulation Z does have a provision on handling payments for open-end lines of credit – including credit cards. Specifically, section 1026.10 requires crediting a payment as of the day of receipt, with some exceptions:          §1026.10   Payments.a. General rule. A creditor shall credit a payment to the consumer’s account as of the date of receipt, except when a delay in crediting does not result in a finance or other charge or except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section.Note that the credit union can delay crediting a payment if the delay does not result in the member incurring a finance charge or other fee. The staff commentary to the rule provides some clarity. In general, the rule does not require posting the payment on any particular date – the rule requires crediting the payment “as of” the date of receipt. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels

first_imgLitany of disputes Brussels has shrugged off Johnson’s repeated threats to walk away and accept very distant relations with the bloc that complicated trade but gave Britain broader independence.The differences between the sides remain vast.London refuses to accept jurisdiction over trade disputes by the European Court of Justice and wants a much bigger part of fishing waters it now shares with the bloc.A separate dispute concerns the degree to which Britain must follow EU rules on state aid to important economic sectors as well as labor and environmental rules.London argues that the entire point of leaving the bloc was to give Britain a bigger say over its own affairs.Brussels counters that Britain cannot expect to undercut the bloc on price through looser standards and still expect a favorable trade deal.The talks in London are being held in an intensified format that follows video conference discussion held at the European height of the coronavirus crisis. London and Brussels are supposed to agree new trade terms in the meantime that prevent ties from reverting to the minimum standards — and accompanying high tariffs and quotas — of the World Trade Organization.British businesses fear that possibility and want Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give them guidance as soon as possible about whether a trade deal is feasible or not.This would give them a chance to trigger costly contingency planning aimed at disrupting trade and business activity as little as possible.But EU officials feel much less pressure to strike a quick agreement and are suggesting that one could still be done by late October. Britain’s separation talks with the European Union resume Monday with few signs of compromise on a new trade agreement and time running out to avoid a messy split.London will host EU negotiator Michel Barnier after a round of face-to-face talks ended a day early last week in Brussels because of deep divides in the sides’ approach.Barnier said after ending the negotiations last Thursday that “serious divergences remain”. His UK counterpart David Frost said there were “significant differences” that meant the sides were still searching for basic “principles underlying an agreement”.And German Chancellor Angela Merkel said upon taking over help of the EU’s rotating presidency Wednesday that both her country and the 27-nation bloc “should prepare for the case that an agreement is not reached”.Britain followed through on the results of a 2016 EU membership referendum and officially pulled out of the bloc in January after nearly half a century.But a standstill transition period that ends on December 31 allows the UK to effectively function as if it were still a member. Topics :last_img read more

SEB seeks China equities manager via IPE Quest

first_imgSwedish financial services group SEB is on the hunt for a China equities manager.SEB’s manager research team has a mandate of $100m-$150m (€86m-€128m) to allocate to China A-shares and H-shares.It is seeking an active manager with a “fundamentally driven, bottom-up” process, according to search QN-2342.The long-only, all-cap mandate will be benchmarked against the MSCI China index, with a minimum tracking error of 2% and maximum of 8%. Managers must have at least two years’ track record, although five years is preferred. They should state performance gross of fees to 30 June.Applicants must have at least $500m under management in the asset class, SEB said.Interested parties should apply by 5pm UK time on 18 August.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

Govt-funded euthanasia research paper is a “Shabby conclusion to a deceptive beginning”

first_imgCare Alliance Media Release 10 May 2016Family First Comment: Shocking. A government funded study designed to distort the euthanasia debate!Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance, has questioned the value of a Government-funded study by University of Auckland researchers Phillipa Malpas and Pam Oliver into attitudes of New Zealand doctors and nurses to the legalisation of so-called ‘assisted dying’.Last year Mr Jansen revealed that survey participants were not being told that Drs Malpas and Oliver were members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, or that the study was being funded by the Health Research Council.“The paper they are now distributing is a shabby conclusion to a deceptive beginning” said Mr Jansen. “Their paper slices and dices the numbers in ways that are highly misleading to a casual reader. For example, a small print footnote says that responses from people who ‘strongly disagreed’ with legalising assisted dying were excluded from subsequent analysis. The views of 175 doctors and nurses suddenly disappear from consideration by that sleight of hand alone. That is why their statement that 37 percent of doctors ‘strongly or mostly’ agree with legalising ‘assisted dying’ is simply untrue.”Mr Jansen also noted that the authors say the survey was anonymous, but then disclose that four days’ worth of responses were removed ‘due to notice of two faked responses by a TVNZ journalist’.  “Either it was anonymous or it wasn’t,” said Mr Jansen. “In fact, how do they know that any of the responses were done by doctors and nurses, and only done once per person?”Mr Jansen said the report should be approached with intense scepticism. He noted, for example, the suggestion in figure 13 that 7.7 percent of doctors have hastened death by administering or supplying a lethal dose of medication is grossly misleading. “First, it is 12 out of 155 doctors, not the 368 doctors who completed the survey. Secondly, it appears to include medication given with the intention of relieving pain but that may have the effect of hastening death, which is standard, legal and ethical treatment right now.”“Once again the euthanasia lobby is showing that it cannot be trusted with data and facts,” said Mr Jansen. “It’s all about scaring up some headlines, and hoping nobody digs deeper.  This whole taxpayer-funded exercise has been a shambles from beginning to end.”ENDSlast_img read more

“It’s not easy to play with Messi” – Ex-Barca star warns Martinez

first_img Loading… Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The coronavirus chaos may have put such a move on hold, but that hasn’t stopped the suggested move being discussed as though it’s still on course to happen. Javier Saviola, quoted in Catalan paper Sport today, warns the Argentine striker that playing with living legend Lionel Messi is no easy ask:Saviola and Messi at Barca“Honestly, Lautaro is a player who could be useful for Barcelona, but we know what it means to be beside Suarez, Messi and other big stars. I’m saying it’s not easy to play with them,” Saviola warned.Read Also: Mbappe: I prefer to be benched for Messi, RonaldoAfter coinciding with a young Messi at the Camp Nou, Saviola knows all about his qualities, and Martinez would do well to heed his warnings.On the other hand, as a 22 year old Argentine footballer, can one really warn Lautaro off making the move to Barcelona to play with his nation’s greatest ever player by saying it’s going to be a challenge? Surely that’s a chance he won’t be able to pass up, regardless of the difficulty.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez is well documented, and it looked a lot like the Inter Milan striker was going to be their top priority in the transfer market this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

LIU Brooklyn meets FDU in NEC quarters

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 5 seed Fairleigh Dickinson (11-18, 9-9) vs. No. 4 seed Long Island-Brooklyn (14-17, 9-9)Northeast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Fairleigh Dickinson is set to take on Long Island-Brooklyn in the quarterfinals of the NEC tournament. Long Island-Brooklyn won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last met on Feb. 21, when the Sharks shot 44.4 percent from the field and went 12 for 27 from 3-point territory en route to a five-point victory. March 3, 2020 LIU Brooklyn meets FDU in NEC quarterscenter_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com TEAM LEADERSHIP: The explosive Raiquan Clark has averaged 19.9 points and 7.5 rebounds to lead the charge for the Sharks. Ty Flowers has paired with Clark and is producing 14.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. The Knights are led by Jahlil Jenkins, who is averaging 15.6 points.JUMPING FOR JAHLIL: Jenkins has connected on 39.2 percent of the 130 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Sharks are 0-8 when they score 66 points or fewer and 14-9 when they exceed 66 points. The Knights are 0-10 when they fail to score more than 66 points and 11-8 on the season, otherwise.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Sharks have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Knights. Long Island-Brooklyn has 37 assists on 73 field goals (50.7 percent) across its previous three contests while Fairleigh Dickinson has assists on 34 of 83 field goals (41 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Long Island-Brooklyn is rated second among NEC teams with an average of 76.3 points per game.___last_img read more

Adam Yates defends yellow jersey in the Pyrenees

first_imgBRITAIN’S Adam Yates held on to the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey as Nans Peters claimed a superb solo win on stage eight in the Pyrenees.Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the overall race favourites.A tough day of climbing on the 141km-route from Cazeres-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle scattered the peloton.France’s Peters led home the survivors of a 13-man breakaway to record a memorable win.However, it was a much less enjoyable day for home favourite Thibaut Pinot, who effectively lost all hope of becoming the first Frenchman to win the race since 1985.Dropped on the second climb of the day, Pinot finished over 25 minutes behind Peters and lost around 19 minutes on all the main general classification contenders.‘I’m not going to throw it away’Yates also looked to be suffering up the final climb of the day on the Col de Peyresourde after Julian Alaphilippe’s burst sparked a series of attacks.However, the Mitchelton-Scott rider responded each time to maintain his three-second advantage over Primoz Roglic.“In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are,” said Yates.“Right at the bottom of the last climb (Tom) Dumoulin set a ferocious pace and I couldn’t hold the wheel.“I had to ride at my own pace for a little bit, collect myself, but I pulled my way back and over the top I managed to stay with the guys so all in all it was a good day.“It’s not every day you lead the Tour de France so I’m not going to throw it away, I want to keep it as long possible.”Romain Bardet’s late surge saw him leapfrog both Nairo Quintana and defending champion Egan Bernal in the overall standings.Ineos Grenadiers’ Bernal retains the best young rider’s white jersey as part of a quartet of Colombian riders 13 seconds off the yellow jersey but Jumbo Visma’s Tom Dumoulin dropped to 15th after losing two minutes. ‘It was a dream and I made it’Riding in his maiden Tour de France, Peters produced the outstanding performance of the day after going clear of Ilnur Zakarin on the descent of the Port de Bales.While the Russian CCC rider temporarily closed the gap, Peters maintained his rhythm to claim his second Grand Tour stage victory.“This is crazy. It was already something unbelievable to win a stage on my first participation to the Giro d’Italia last year and now it’s the same at the Tour de France,” said the AG2R-La Mondiale rider.“It was a dream and I made it. I knew Zakarin was stronger than me up the climbs but I never gave up.“I convinced myself to not crack. I had seen in the downhill of Port de Bales that he descended like a goat so I was confident of beating him in the finale of the stage.”Today’s ninth stage sees the race spend a second day in the Pyrenees as it travels the 153km route from Pau to Laruns before tomorrow’s  rest day. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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