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Ahead of a summit in three weeks, the governments are close to agreeing that Britain would use a French laboratory to help maintain and service its 160 warheads.INVESTORS SEEK $12BN TO GRAB PRIVATE EQUITY ASSETSThree of Europe’s biggest investors in second-hand buy-out and venture capital assets are raising almost $12bn to scoop up a flood of private equity interests being sold at a discount by banks and financial institutions. Coller Capital has kicked off a $5bn fundraising, while Axa Private Equity wants to raise $3.5bn and Pantheon Ventures this week raised a new $3bn fund. ALCOA SEES FALL IN NET INCOMEAlcoa, the US’s biggest aluminium producer, kicked off the third-quarter earnings season by reporting a fall in net income as an uptick in demand for industrial goods failed to offset a decline in prices over the quarter. The company said that a series of facility shutdowns resulted in a spike in one-time charges, but forecast faster growth in the developing world.FIRST PERUVIAN TO WIN NOBEL LITERATURE AWARD The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature to novelist and essayist Mario Vargas Llosa. He is the first Peruvian – and the sixth Latin American – to win the prestigious literary accolade. Vargas Llosa, 74, is the author of 16 novels, three short-story volumes, seven plays and over 20 works of non-fiction.THE TIMESMULTIPLIER HELPS TO DOUBLE DYSON PROFITSA hand dryer that costs in the region of £700 and a desk fan that sells for about £200 has helped Dyson nearly to double its pre-tax profits to £163.8m last year. The Air Multiplier, which was launched in Britain, Japan and the United States this summer after going on sale in Australia late last year, has proved a hit despite its hefty price tag. FORGET ASSET BUBBLES, KRAFT OPENS £9M CHEWING GUM LABKraft has set up a new gum and candy research centre in Europe to ensure that changes in chewing gum taste, texture and packaging have the right appeal in each market. The US food giant hopes that the new €10.4m (£9m) facility at Eysins, Switzerland, will help it to cash in on the growing global demand for chewing gum.The Daily TelegraphRECESSION SEES RISE OF THE SILVER APPRENTICEThe number of over-50s taking up apprenticeships has more than doubled in two years, official statistics have revealed. The figures show that older workers have been forced to retrain and learn new skills following the recession to find jobs, according to age charities. The statistics show the number of 50-plus apprentices leapt from 2,605 in 2007-08 to 5,376 the following year. AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR HITS 27-YEAR-HIGHThe Australia dollar has hit an historic 27-year-high after stronger than expected employment figures boosted the currency’s value. This afternoon the dollar hit 98.74 US cents, the highest level since January 1983, when the currency was first floated and valued at 97.65 US cents.WALL STREET JOURNALRUSSIAN OIL GIANTS COMPLAIN OVER FIELD ACCESS Russia’s decision to restrict access to the first major oil-and gas-field tender in five years has caused outrage among the country’s industry titans, who say the Kremlin’s claimed push for transparency and fair access to the country’s energy reserves is going nowhere. Russia has tightened its control of the oil and gas sector in recent years.SPAIN’S BANESTO SEES PROFITS DECLINE 52 PER CENTBanco Español de Crédito SA reported a 52 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit, as it set aside more cash to cover souring loans and as its lending business weakened. The bank, better known as Banesto, said net profit was €68.9m (£60.4m)?in the three months ended 30 September, down from €144.1m a year earlier. 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ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2014 presentation Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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NSPCC has brought together its brand and fundraising teams to launch an integrated campaign focused on its work with children online.With 74% of the organisation’s counselling now taking place online, Kids in Real Life (Kids IRL) focuses on how children often mask their true feelings in their digital lives and how NSPCC works with them on digital channels.The campaign, developed by Open Creates, launched on 4 March and builds on the cartoonish ‘memoji’ imagery that children use to represent themselves online. The smiling, positive faces are then stripped away to reveal the suffering of the children NSPCC seeks to help. Melanie May | 9 March 2020 | News [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]youtu.be/-AdzWEHwn1E[/youtube] The campaign is primarily online with support from press and out of home. The media, which was planned and bought by OMD, targets parents of school age children.Viewers are being asked for donations but there are also other ’ways in’ to the campaign including KIDS_IRL merchandise and the opportunity to support NSPCC’s advocacy work. These offers, as well as a range of content, will be woven into bespoke journeys for respondents with the goal of securing longer term support.Sonia Triki, Associate Head of Acquisition & Products at NSPCC said:“I’m hugely proud of the work we’ve produced. Childhood has changed and so has the NSPCC and I think this campaign really nails that.“I’m also excited about how brand and fundraising have worked together to maximise impact. The public doesn’t differentiate between our communications and, by working together, we’ve created something that I believe will drive donations and boost our brand.”Jamie Tierney, Creative Director at Open Creates said: Advertisement Kids IRL campaign shines light on NSPCC’s online work with children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “This has been such a great project to work on. I remember the impact of their ‘Full Stop’ campaign twenty years ago. I really feel like we’ve brought the organisation back to that creative edge – positioning the brand as ultra-relevant while also stirring people to play their part in this vital work.” Tagged with: integration NSPCC 518 total views, 5 views today 519 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of four Italian journalists who were kidnapped by Gaddafi loyalists about 40 km west of Tripoli yesterday. They were freed in the capital at noon today. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further News June 24, 2020 Find out more News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa ——————————————————————- Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest News On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about four Italian journalists who were kidnapped by Gaddafi loyalists on the road to Zawiya, about 40 km west of Tripoli, at around 1 p.m. yesterday and were taken to the capital.The press freedom organization calls for their immediate release and urges all the parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of all journalists, Libyan and foreign, who are covering developments in Libya.The four kidnapped journalists are Elisabetta Rosaspina and Giuseppe Sarcina of Corriere della Sera, Dominico Quirico of La Stampa and Claudio Monici of Avvenire. According to La Stampa, their abductors killed their Libyan driver in front of them.They were taken to an apartment in Tripoli where Monici was able to contact his family and his newspaper and report their abduction. The journalists say they were roughed up and that their equipment and material was confiscated.Their abduction came on the eve of a visit to Italy by Mahmoud Jibril, the No. 2 in Libya’s National Transitional Council, who is due to meet with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today.Two French journalists, Paris Match photographer Alvaro Canovas and France 2 cameraman Bruno Girodon, have sustained gunshot wounds in Tripoli. Canovas was shot in the thigh while covering a rebel assault on 23 August. Girodon sustained his injury near the Bab Al-Aziziya complex yesterday.A Russian journalist, Orkhan Djamal of the daily Izvestia, sustained a leg injury during fighting in Tripoli on 22 August and was hospitalized in Zlinten, to the west of the capital. The injury is not life-threatening.The Committee to Protect Journalists meanwhile reports that Matthew VanDyke, a US journalist who went missing in eastern Libya on 13 March, has managed to escape from Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison, where he was being held. The Libyan government had finally recognized on 10 August that it was hold VanDyke. Follow the news on Libya RSF_en August 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four Italian journalists released after being held for 24 hours Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul February 23, 2021 Find out more December 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts
Local News Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp TxDOT logo There will be several lane closures in Odessa and surrounding counties next week as roadwork and inspections are being done.Contractors will begin rebuilding 23rd Street between Kermit Highway and Andrews Highway on Monday, a City of Odessa news release said. The work is expected to take six weeks.Several lanes will be closed all week beginning Monday on Highway 329 in Crane County between mile markers 254 and 262 as crews fog seal a section of the highway, a Texas Department of Transportation news release stated.Work will be done in Ward County on both Interstate 20 and FM 2355 on Monday, the release detailed. Crews will be inspecting signs on I-20 between mile markers 47 and 64, and TxDOT is asking drivers to watch for large trucks and take extreme care passing the operation. Repairs are also being made on FM 2355 between mile markers 198 and 208 with several lane closures for much of the week.Reeves County will also see lane closures on I-20 starting Tuesday as road testing will be done near the FM 516 overpass between mile markers 48 and 49 and also between markers 59 and 60, the release stated. Repairs will also be done on FM 2119 in Reeves County, with several lane closures between markers 180 and 182.Additional road work is scheduled Monday on Highway 285 in Reeves County as crews will be placing new asphalt between markers 390 and 391, and roadwork will also begin Tuesday and conclude Thursday on FM 2119 between markers 180 and 182 with several lane closures. Pinterest Previous articleFood bank chief transforms agency into a ‘shining star’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Mar. 8 – Mar. 14 admin Facebook By admin – March 18, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Several highway lane closures next week
Pinterest Previous articleAustralian Open: No 2 Nadal to face Djere in 1st RoundNext articleKayne Partners Establishes Leading Platform for Growth Equity Investments in the Media and Supply Chain Sectors Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– The Bumble Bee Seafood Company today announced the addition of Dr. Leslie Hushka to its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility for the 120-year-old iconic seafood company. Hushka will be responsible for leading the company in its efforts to protect and restore the health of the world’s oceans as Bumble Bee continues its commitment to work to close gaps on some of the industry’s biggest sustainability challenges. Hushka is a seasoned sustainability professional having spent 23 years in research, government affairs and sustainability positions at ExxonMobil where she was charged with advancing priorities on a wide array of societal issues. Her work included leading the company’s plastic waste solutions programs and external sustainability collaborations. “Leslie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Bumble Bee that is invaluable as we continue working toward our bold sustainability goals,” said Jan Tharp, President and CEO of the Bumble Bee Seafood Company. “Our company is deeply committed to protecting the health of our oceans and maintaining full accountability for our actions. I’m confident Leslie will continue moving us in the right direction.” Hushka will oversee the bold initiatives set forth under Bumble Bee’s recent $40 million commitment to expand its sustainability efforts. Announced in 2020, the Accelerator Fund is being used to ensure the health and abundance of tuna stocks, to reduce the impact of fishing on other species, and to remove plastics and other waste from the ocean. “I am impressed with the actions and commitments that Bumble Bee has made in the sustainability space to-date and could not be more pleased to be joining the team,” said Hushka. “The company’s emphasis on both people and the planet resonates deeply with me and I’m confident we will continue to make great strides in both areas.” In 2018, Hushka was recognized as one of the Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders by Assent Compliance. She is part of the GreenBiz Executive Network and Corporate EcoForum Network and was nominated among leaders in the sustainability field for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s 2019 Leading Women Awards. Hushka holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Purdue University and is board certified by the American Board of Toxicology. ABOUT THE BUMBLE BEE SEAFOOD COMPANY The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. The iconic 120-year-old fishing company consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean. Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit TheBumbleBeeCompany.com. For product information, visit www.BumbleBee.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005060/en/ CONTACT: Liz Conant FleishmanHillard [email protected] 916-492-5333 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FOOD/BEVERAGE FISHING SPORTS ENVIRONMENT RETAIL SOURCE: The Bumble Bee Seafood Company Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005060/en Facebook The Bumble Bee Seafood Company Announces SVP of Global Corporate Responsibility WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness
Top StoriesPreferences & Inclinations Of Child Are Important In Determining Issue Of Parental Custody : Supreme Court [Read Judgment] Radhika Roy30 Oct 2020 7:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court, in a judgement pertaining to transnational custody of child, relied upon Section 17(3) of the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890 which states that the Court can consider the preferences of the minor if he/she is old enough to form an intelligent preference. “As per Section 17(3), the preferences and inclinations of the child are of vital importance for determining the… Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court, in a judgement pertaining to transnational custody of child, relied upon Section 17(3) of the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890 which states that the Court can consider the preferences of the minor if he/she is old enough to form an intelligent preference. “As per Section 17(3), the preferences and inclinations of the child are of vital importance for determining the issue of custody of the minor child. Section 17(5) further provides that the court shall not appoint or declare any person to be a guardian against his will”, the Court observed. This was applied by a 3-Judge Bench comprising of Justices UU Lalit, Indu Malhotra and Hemant Gupta (2:1) while allowing the custody of child to his father who is located in Kenya after conducting a personal interaction with the child in Chambers during the pendency of the proceedings, to ascertain his aspirations and wishes. The Apex Court reaffirmed the principle in the instant case (Smriti Madan Kansagra v. Perry Kansagra) that while exercising parens patriae jurisdiction, the sole and paramount consideration would be to subserve the interest and welfare of the child. Therefore, in order to decide what was in best interest of the child, various factors were to be taken into consideration by the Court. These guiding factors, it was noted, had been laid down in the case of Nil Ratan Kundu v. Abhijit Kundu (2008) and had also been stipulated in Section 17 of GWA.Section 17(3), in particular, states that “If the minor is old enough to form an intelligent preference, the Court may consider that preference”. The Court held that in the present case, the issue of custody of the minor depended on the “overall consideration of the holistic growth of the child, which has to be determined on the basis of his preferences as mandated by Section 17(3)…” Such consideration, the Apex Court observed, could be discerned from personal interaction of the Courts with the minor and the minor’s choice could be of crucial importance in assisting the Court to arrive at a judicious decision on the issue of his or her custody. The Court then proceeded to touch upon the interactions of the Court with the minor child and listed their findings. “We found Aditya to be self-confident and articulate for his age, who was comfortable and at ease in interacting with us. He had great clarity about his interest to pursue education overseas, and was interested to travel to the UK and other places. He revealed deep love and affection for his mother and nani. At the same time, we observed that he had a strong bond and attachment to his father and paternal grandparents”. Placing reliance on the findings of the Family Court, the High Court as well as the Report of the Counsellor, the Supreme Court found that the minor showed more affection towards his father and the bond between the two was genuine. Noting that as per Section 17(3) the preferences of the child were of vital importance for determining the issue of custody of the minor, the Supreme Court arrived at the conclusion that it would be in the best interest of the child to transfer custody to his father as if the preferences were not given due regard, it could have an adverse psychological impact on the child. “In view of the various personal interactions which the courts have had at different stages of the proceedings, from the age of 6 years, till the present when he is now almost 11 years old, we have arrived at the conclusion that it would be in his best interest to transfer the custody to his father. If his preferences are not given due regard to, it could have an adverse psychological impact on the child”, the Court observed.The bench also applied the concept of “mirror order” while allowing the custody to the father of the child located in Kenya(Separate story on that aspect may be read here).Justice Hemant Gupta dissented from the majority judgment to hold that the custody of the child should remain with his mother in Delhi. Case DetailsTitle : Smriti Madan Kansagra v Perry Kansagra (Civil Appeal No. 3559/2020)Coram : Justices UU Lalit, Indu Malhotra and Hemant GuptaAppearances : Senior Advocate Shyam Divan & Advocates P Banerjee and Nidhi Mohan Parashar(for appellant) and Advocates Anunya Mehta and Inderjeet Saroop(for respondent) Click here to download the judgment Next Story
A 17-year-old is gearing up to publish her second cookery book after a career that already spans 14 years. Amy-Beth Ellice from Essex began baking at the age of three and landed her first book deal with her recipe collection called Amy’s Baking Year, at just 14 years old. She is working on her second book now, which should be on shelves by 2017 and plans to launch her own baking products and even become a TV chef, according to the MailOnline.Britain’s youngest published baker recently hosted a cupcake-making class in Harrods, London, before signing copies of her book in the Toy Kingdom department. On top of that, she has a regular column in OK! magazine and submits advice and recipes to other publications.Ellice, who still attends school full-time, also makes bespoke goods to order in her spare time. Celebrities Pixie Lott and Katharine Jenkins are said to be among her fans.It seems she gets her talent from her mother Gillian, who taught her to bake. Amy-Beth had a knack for it and continued to practice until she had control of her baking.Branching out aloneGillian told the MailOnline: “Amy soon wanted to venture out on her own and, at the age of 12, she asked if she could bake her sister Lara-Jayne’s cake for her 17th birthday.“I had planned a simple chocolate sponge cake, but Amy, being more adventurous, single-handedly created a two-tiered cake covered in roll-out fondant icing.“She then decorated it with heart-shaped biscuits on sticks, which later became a recipe in her book (lollipop biscuits).”At 13 she launched a cupcake business and at 14 she was commissioned by a teacher to make a three-tiered lace-effect wedding cake. She finally baked it in chocolate at age 16 using carrot, pineapple and lemon flavours. Amy said: “I made cupcakes for regular clients as well as celebrity functions and after parties and it grew from there.“After having seven of my recipes published in a national newspaper weekend supplement, I approached a few publishers with a mock-up of the ideas I had for my book and got the book deal at age 14.”Amy’s recipes include ‘perfect’ cupcakes, French macarons, cookies, tarts and classic sponge cakes, to sticky puddings, jams and gingerbread.
By Taciana Moury/Diálogo November 01, 2018 The Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) Fleet Marine Squad (FFE, in Portuguese) deployed to the state of Goiás, in central Brazil, to conduct Operation Formosa, the largest exercise of the Brazilian marines’ training cycle. The exercise brought together 1,700 service members from Brazil, Paraguay, and the United States to the Brazilian Army’s Formosa Training Camp (CIF, in Portuguese), September 21-October 3, 2018. Operation Formosa seeks to maintain marines’ readiness capabilities. As such, marines simulate an amphibious operation with the use of weapons and combined assets from partner nation marines. Although the exercise takes place in a dry climate region away from the ocean, CIF facilitates the use of land and air assets, as well as live fire. The camp is Brazil’s largest training center. Participants fired about 5,000 shots from various weapons, including the ASTROS multiple rocket launcher, during 40 missions. Two A-4 Skyhawk fighter jets, two UH-15 Super Cougar and two UH-12 Esquilo helicopters, 50 tactical vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles participated in the exercise. According to Brazilian Marine Corps Colonel Dirlei Donizette Codo, head of FFE Operations, the ocean was represented on a map to guide service members, but training procedures were followed from disembarkation. “All naval power is translated to land,” Col. Dirlei said. “We were able to improve coordination of combined exercises, which is essential for an amphibious operation.” The 2018 edition of the exercise fulfilled its goal to train MB marines for readiness, Col. Dirlei said. “I am glad to be part of such efficient training with extremely motivated service members,” he said. “Operation Formosa is essential to the marines’ training cycle, especially with regard to fire support coordination, and safety and synchronization of aircraft used,” said Colonel Luiggi Campany de Oliveira, head of the Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN, in Portuguese) General Command’s Doctrine department. “It took great coordination to enable the aircraft to fly safely while other weapons were being used.” The participation of the Paraguayan and U.S. marines in the exercise was also very valuable. “Especially [that of] the U.S. marines, an elite troop that developed the most important doctrine. Everyone wins with this knowledge exchange,” said Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, commander of the Brazilian Navy. U.S. marines help with training According to Col. Luiggi, the U.S. marines improved weapons handling training with their experience. During the exercise, 15 U.S. service members conducted training workshops and participated in missions with the Brazilians. U.S. Marine Corps Major James Richard Smith, who is part of a two-year exchange program with FFE, participated for the second time in Operation Formosa. The other U.S. participants were in Brazil for the first time. Maj. Smith told Diálogo that in 2018 the United States increased service members’ participation from the 2017 edition. U.S. marines conducted seminars on automated operations and infantry techniques, and helped plan and execute tactical air operations. “We have a pilot on our team who specializes in this type of mission and took part in combined operations with aircraft with Brazilian service members,” Maj. Smith said. “This is a relevant topic when it comes to operating with different systems.” U.S. marines also shared first-aid techniques, especially the use of a tourniquet, an essential technique that can save lives in conflict situations. “We have a lot of experience in real wars, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and this experience was shared during the workshops,” Maj. Smith said. The U.S. marine officer highlighted the professionalism and training of his Brazilian counterparts. “It’s very important to learn and share information with such well-trained service members,” he said. “We have a good exchange with Brazil. The country frequently sends service members to the United States to participate in our exercises, and we are always present as well. This integration is very positive, especially when we need to work together.” Operational demonstration On October 3rd, the last day of the exercise, participants carried out an amphibious operation demonstration, with an overview of main activities conducted during the 15-day exercise. The simulations included maneuvers in hostile terrain; tactical first-aid; decontamination of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents; and identification and activation of explosive devices by the Explosive Devices Deactivation Group. “All weapons, explosives, and equipment used were real,” said Col. Dirlei. Participants demonstrated combined exercises common in amphibious attacks, such as a parachute infiltration from the Reconnaissance Team, a unit from FFE’s Special Operations Battalion. An aerial attack from fixed-wing aircraft was also carried out. The Artillery Battalion performed a gun salute with its 105 mm L118 Light Gun howitzers and used the 12-vehicle Multiple Rocket Launcher Group, consisting of six launch vehicles, three ammunition support vehicles, one command and control vehicle, a meteorological vehicle, and a workshop vehicle, to dismantle enemy supplies. Adm. Leal Ferreira pointed out the importance of the training for marines. “Amphibious operations are essential for marines and they demonstrated all the important phases in an exemplary fashion,” he told Diálogo. “Our marines are among the best in the world; additionally, the incentive and pride of belonging to such an exclusive team drives them to excel in the exercises and in real operations.” The officer highlighted the logistics readiness such complex operations require. “We transport 144 military vehicles and more than 40 buses. Considering that the city of Formosa is 1,600 kilometers away from FFE headquarters, in Rio de Janeiro, the logistics improves our deployment skills,” he said. “In addition, we improve our capacity to operate away from base.” CFN’s training cycle will conclude with Operation Dragon (Operação Dragão), which takes place in November, on Itaoca beach, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. “It’s an exercise that complements Operation Formosa, favoring maritime operations without live fire for the safety of the population,” said Col. Dirlei.