Venezuela Sends In 15,000 Troops To Colombian Border

first_img Venezuela will send 15,000 troops to its border with Colombia to fight drug trafficking, kidnapping and extortion, a military official said on 2 November. “To bolster the fight against drug trafficking … 15,000 military troops will be deployed to the Colombian-Venezuelan border,” the official said quoted on the state news agency AVN. “There will be additional constant patrolling of all border security bases to control violence and effectively combat groups engaging in drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and other crimes,” the agency said, quoting General Henry Rangel, head of the Operational Strategic Command which handles border security. The announcement came as leftist President Hugo Chavez welcomed his conservative Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos for talks in Caracas. The neighboring countries resumed bilateral ties in August. Santos’s predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, enraged Chavez by saying leftist Colombian rebels were present inside Venezuelan territory. By Dialogo November 04, 2010 I keep the hope alive that we have lasting peace in our AMERICA – I will say one thing– I have deep concern for the arms race that exists in VENEZUELA – as well COLOMBIA – two countries united in a common dream – – economic and social development. MAY THE PURPOSE OF SIMON BOLIVAR BE GLORIFIED. last_img read more

Why buying a home is a smart investment for millennials

first_imgMillennials are swarmed with investing advice – start saving early, take advantage of your employer’s 401(k) match and for heaven’s sake, dump those high-interest credit cards! But for many who are looking to build a retirement nest egg, financial advisors say purchasing a home is one of the best investments millennials can make.“Buying a home is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make as early as your 20s,” says Riccardo Ravasini, managing director of Rava Realty, who handles properties in New York and Florida, “because it is inflation-protected and a physical asset that doesn’t disappear like stocks can do.”Nationwide, millennials have been reluctant to buy homes for various reasons, including a volatile job market, high student debt and the delaying of life events, such as marriage. The rate of homeownership for millennials dipped to a low of 36.2 percent in 2014, according to U.S. Census data, although it’s also worth noting that the millennial generation represents the largest percentage of first-time homebuyers.Financial and real estate professionals say the numbers are now slowly improving, and they are hopeful that more millennials will soon recognize the benefits to homeownership. Here are some reasons why financial experts say young adults should be investing in the housing market: continue reading » 76SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

An integrity self-test for leaders

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is essential for every leader. It cannot be bought. It cannot be delegated. It is recognized across all cultures, races and eras. It is wholly unassociated with economic status. It is the ultimate measure of a leader.Although many people struggle to completely define integrity, most everyone can recognize it.You know someone you trust completely. You know someone whose word is their bond. You know someone who would not compromise. You know someone who would tell the truth, would stand by their promises, and would keep their agreements, even when it hurt them. Integrity is doing the right thing. The question we all ask ourselves is, “Are we that ‘someone’ other people think of when asked to name a person of integrity?” continue reading »last_img read more

For the next three days, Biograd na Moru is the nautical center of Central Europe – Biograd Boat Show

first_imgFor the next three days, Biograd na Moru is a nautical center, all thanks to the Biograd Boat Show, which has long been positioned as the largest sea fair in Central Europe.Biograd Boat Show, organized and hosted by Ilirija dd, a tourist company from Biograd na Moru with more than 60 years of existence and activity in tourism and catering, as the largest Croatian and Central European fair at sea celebrates its 20 years of existence. In the previous nineteen years, it has established itself as a top nautical event, defining the city of Biograd na Moru and Zadar County as an unavoidable nautical center, and the fair itself as a congress of the nautical industry and tourism in Croatia. shipowners, manufacturers of ship and nautical equipment and diving tourism.The Biograd Boat Show is visited by 15.000 visitors every year, and more than 300 exhibitors exhibit about 300 vessels, over 1500 charter vessels, about 100 used vessels, as well as a large offer of marine equipment, engines, electronics and electricity for ships.More than forty years ago, Ilirija proved itself with a pioneering and visionary endeavor – the construction of the first nautical tourism port of the Kornati Hotel Port, from which the development of nautical and charter tourism in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea began. Illyria proudly bears the title of a pioneer of nautical tourism. From that period until today, Biograd na Moru has become a center of nautical tourism on the Adriatic, which is annually visited by over 60.000 sailors from around the world.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”This year, the National Association of Shipbuilders (NMMA) from the USA will present itself at Biograd B2B, which in addition to ship manufacturers also represents manufacturers of equipment and marine engines, as well as similar associations from Great Britain, Italy and Norway, which will further strengthen the international character. fair which, in addition to leading European representatives of the nautical industry from this year, will also include exhibitors from North America.In the last two years, Ilirija has been intensively developing the “Biograd B2B” platform, which aims to strengthen the business character of the fair, stronger interaction between business visitors and exhibitors, and strengthen its business activities and business networking that do not require exhibition space. Biograd B2B includes a rich congress program held in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. In addition to congress events, the Biograd Boat Show is recognized as a fair that intensively encourages business networking and meetings, but also a fair with a rich entertainment program such as B2B Bash party, which will be held on Friday, October 19.10.2018, XNUMX.See the full program of the event in the attachment: BBS 2018 PROGRAMHGK Nautical DaysThe goal of the 2nd HGK Nautical Day is to take advantage of the large representation of exhibitors, vessels and equipment of the nautical sector in one place before the end of the nautical season and to educate, communicate and collect information on key topics affecting maritime and nautical tourism. The concept of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days includes, in addition to the sessions of professional nautical associations and communities of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, numerous professional presentations.The participants will be addressed by the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovacevic te Secretary of State in the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina.  State Secretary for the Sea from the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac will present new legislation for nautical tourism and maritime affairs, while the director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić present the results of the nautical season 2018 and the promotion of nautical tourism in 2019.Side dish: Program 2. Nautical days of the Croatian Chamber of Commercelast_img read more