SOUTHCOM Commander visits Colombia and Honduras, Strengthens Cooperative Ties

first_imgBy Dialogo February 02, 2016 U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami on Friday, January 22nd, after visiting Colombia and Honduras. During the trip, Adm. Tidd also visited Honduras, where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduran Military leaders, and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon. Also while in Honduras, Adm. Tidd’s itinerary included a stop at Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base to meet with U.S. service members serving there.center_img This was his first visit to the region since assuming command of SOUTHCOM on January 14th. In Colombia, Adm. Tidd met with civilian and Military leadership to reinforce SOUTHCOM’s relationship with partners there. last_img read more

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NAFCU defends CUs, hits bankers back with truth about CRA

first_img continue reading » Urging Congress not to listen to the misinformation being spread by bank lobbyists regarding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated Friday why this law applies to banks and provided valid reasoning – already acknowledged by Congress and regulators – as to why it does not apply to credit unions.Berger noted that the CRA was adopted as a punitive measure on banks due to discriminatory practices such as redlining and disinvestment. “Given the behaviors of many banks that led to the 2008 financial crisis, and even the recent scandals such as those at Wells Fargo, it is apparent that banks have not learned their lesson and that is why we believe that the CRA still has a role to play for banks today,” he wrote to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif.Furthermore, Berger encouraged the lawmakers to take a second look at reinstating a modernized Glass-Steagall Act and regulators’ attempts to loosen Volcker rule requirements on big banks. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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‘China spying on PH through POGOs’

first_imgMeanwhile, Makati City police on Mondaysaid that the PLA IDs recovered from the Chinese shooters were not theirs. Sen. Richard Gordon made the inferenceafter information that the suspects in the shooting incident in Makati Citylast week carried PLA identification cards. MANILA – Members of the People’sLiberation Army (PLA) of China have allegedly used the Philippine offshoregaming operators (POGOs) in the country for intelligence gathering. “Hindirin member ng People’s LiberationArmy or Chinese military ang mgasuspects,” Makati City Police chief Police Colonel Rogelio Simon said. “Naniniwalaako na infiltrated ‘yan (POGO) ng PLA dahil ang laki-laki niyan. Ilagaymo na lang 200,000 ‘yan nanagtatrabaho dito, nakatigil dito,” Gordon said in an interview with DZBBon Monday. The Philippines has a territorialdispute with China involving parts of the vast South China Sea where someislands were guarded by Chinese ships. “The PLA are the biggestintelligence agency, mas malaki pa saAmerika,” added the senator. “Nakakabahalaitong nangyayari. Nagkakaroon sila ng baril, ng firing range. Nagkakapatayan sila (Chinese).” Gordon also pointed out that the Chinesespies were probably out to determine invasion areas and to ascertain thelocation of Philippine military bases, among others. “Nakuhanan lang sila ng mga personal belongings na may mga ID ng sinasabing identification cards ng PLA o Chinese army pero hindi sila ang mga sinasabing nasaID. Iba ang mga pangalan at iba rin angmga mukha,” he added./PNlast_img read more

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What are Sanela Jenkins’s Ambitions regarding the FC Sarajevo?

first_imgThe most famous Bosnian in the world, businesswoman and humanitarian Sanela Jenkins, denied the allegations about the purchase of the FC Sarajevo.Information appeared in certain media that it is possible that Sanela Jenkins buys the managing rights of the Bordeaux team from the Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan.“Immediately after Mr. Vincent Tan invested in FC Sarajevo two years ago, the idea was that I be one of the co-owners of the club. However, the things we talked about then never got to the stage where my entrance to Sarajevo truly happens. After the winning of the title, at that moment the club did not plan to bring other investors, and there were some initiatives, but the purchase never occurred and we never talked about details,” Jenkins said.“FC Sarajevo is a big club and I certainly wish them great success and return to the old tracks of fame. I believe that the best solution will be found,” Jenkins added.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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