Brazilian and Chilean Military Sign Joint Cooperation Agreements

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo October 15, 2018 Brazil and Chile signed a mutual support cybersecurity agreement, a strategic area for both countries. Officials signed the August 9th document, in Brasília, Brazil, during the First Brazil-Chile Political-Military Dialogue, also known as Mechanism 2+2, held August 7th-9th. Chilean service members visited the Brazilian Cyberdefense Command eight times since 2016. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Public Affairs Office, Brazilian service members also participated in cybersecurity events in Chile. The Declaration of Intent on Cybersecurity Cooperation, executed at the end of the meeting, seeks resources to conduct combined professional training and develop research and coordination efforts to fight cyberattack threats against Brazil and Chile. As such, both nations aim to strengthen and increase ongoing initiatives. Disasters and emergencies Another topic addressed during the Mechanism 2+2 conference was collaboration in case of disasters and emergencies. “Brazil has vast experience and many resources, just like Chile does, so the collaboration in these areas is certainly progressing,” said Chilean Minister of Defense Alberto Espina. Chile leads the efforts to draft a cooperation mechanism for humanitarian relief during natural disasters, which countries of the Americas will adopt. “This subject was further discussed at a hemispheric forum, during the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, in Mexico, October 7-10, 2018,” the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Public Affairs Office stated. The signing of the Protocol on Data Exchange and Defense Cataloguing Services was yet another outcome of the event. The document supplements the agreement on defense cooperation Brazil and Chile signed in 2009. The objective of the protocol is to standardize both nations’ information on defense products, including defense supply and provision, to facilitate trade. The standardization will conform to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Codification System. At the conclusion of the meeting, Brazilian Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna pointed out that the meeting with Chile consolidates a diplomatic position. “Our defense documents state that Brazil resolves all defense matters through diplomacy. This is plan A for any situation,” the minister said. From both sides At the time the ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs of Brazil and Chile met in the Brazilian capital, a delegation of representatives from the Brazilian Armed Forces and government participated in two events in Santiago, Chile: the 10th Chile-Brazil Bilateral Defense Working Group and the 12th Meeting of Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Chile and Brazil. Officials addressed cyberdefense and natural disasters in both meetings, along with 10 other topics. The discussions culminated with the signing of 15 agreements on cyberdefense, science and technology and the defense industrial base, peacekeeping operations, defense studies, social programs in support of sports and health, public and private partnerships, impacts of the creation of conservation units, military strategic planning, defense cataloguing, joint doctrine, natural disaster experience exchanges, and joint and combined special operations exercises. Groundbreaking in the meetings in Chile was the possibility to create a bilateral working subgroup for cyberdefense to extend cooperation. The Chilean Joint Chiefs of Staff also invited the Brazilian Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff to participate in Exercise Southern Winds (Vientos Australes), a Chilean initiative to train troops for emergency situations. The exercise will be held in 2019 or 2020. Development The representatives gathered in Chile committed to enable information sharing in the science, technology, and defense industries. Officials also agreed for the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Business Bureau to submit visitation proposals to the Chilean Undersecretariat of Defense to increase exchanges of technical capabilities in science, technology, and defense. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, Brazil and Chile are long-lasting strategic partners whose friendship strengthened thanks to the two bilateral meetings and “improves the relationships between the military, the ministries of Defense, and therefore, between the two countries, benefitting both sides.”last_img read more

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CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – June 19, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:*It’s PRIDE MONTH! Head to cupride.org to learn more about what the credit union industry is doing to celebrate!Post-pandemic growth opportunities: Don’t miss outby MARK ARNOLD, ON THE MARK STRATEGIESIn many ways, society is now looking at the curtain rising on a post-coronavirus environment. Most states are in some stage of gradual reopening, retail entities (restaurants, shopping, financial institutions, etc.) are following suit and the general economy is showing at least a few positive early signs of recovery. Your credit union has likely been operating under some kind of modified member experience delivery model for the last several months. (read more)6 business development tips for the COVID-19 eraby SAM BROWNELL, CUCOLLABORATEThe current business development market has changed over the last few months. It may feel impossible at times to reach new potential SEGs and their employees. Below are a few tips to overcome the current obstacles from COVID-19. (read more)Three surprising data points from our credit union workplace researchby JAY SPEIDELL, MOMENTUMWhat do employees really want out of their physical working environment? What’s the right answer in the open office vs private office debate? How does your culture resonate with employees in the workplace? (read more)last_img read more

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Monday October 21st Local Sports

first_imgCEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain threw three touchdown passes to Isaiah Weston, Tyler Hoosman scored two touchdowns, and Northern Iowa defeated South Dakota 42-27 on Saturday.Austin Evans returned an interception 16 yards for the Panthers’ other touchdown.Northern Iowa, No. 15 in the FCS Coaches Poll, had 417 yards total offense but only 11 first downs. The Panthers were 5 of 13 converting on third down.South Dakota did not reach the end zone after a first quarter in which Kai Henry ran for a touchdown and Austin Simmons threw two touchdown passes for a 21-14 lead.After Northern Iowa (4-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley) trailed 24-21 at halftime, McElvain and Weston connected on scoring passes of 65 and 54 yards in the third quarter. Hoosman’s 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter closed out the scoring.Weston had four catches for 189 yards. Hoosman carried 24 times for 111 yards.Simmons completed 26 of 43 passes for 299 yards with the two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Coyotes (3-4, 2-1). ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of relief.Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Wild won their second game of the season, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Sunday.Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno and Brad Hunt also scored for Minnesota, which matched its highest goal total through eight games this season. The Wild also scored four goals in a 7-4 home loss to Pittsburgh.Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and earned his first win of the season. DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins matched a career high with four touchdown passes, leading the surging Minnesota Vikings to a 42-30 win over the slumping Detroit Lions on Sunday.The Vikings (5-2) have won three consecutive games in part because their quarterback is making plays to complement one of the NFL’s top defenses.Matthew Stafford also threw four touchdown passes, all to Marvin Jones, and became the fastest to reach 40,000 yards passing in NFL history. And Jones became the first Lions player in the Super Bowl era with four receiving TDs in a game.Cousins was 24 of 34 for a season-high 337 yards and four TDs without an interception.Dalvin Cook had 142 yards rushing and two TDs on 25 carries. Stefon Diggs had seven receptions for 142 yards.Adam Thielen caught the first of four TD passes from Cousins in the first quarter and the receiver didn’t return because of a hamstring injury. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Mekhi Sargent ran for a 14-yard score with 2:16 left and 23rd-ranked Iowa held off Purdue 26-20 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak.Tyler Goodson scored his first career touchdown from a yard out and Keith Duncan kicked four field goals for the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten), who also broke a two-game skid against the Boilermakers (2-5, 1-3).Purdue made the Hawkeyes earn this one, though.The Boilermakers cut it to 19-13 on J.D. Dellinger’s 36-yard field goal with 2:59 left. But Purdue was assessed a personal foul after squibbing the ensuing kickoff to midfield, and runs of 21 and 14 yards by Sargent gave the Hawkeyes the cushion they’d been looking for all day.Jack Plummer’s 1-yard TD pass to Payne Durham with 24 seconds left made it 26-20. But Iowa secured the onside kick.David Bell caught 13 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown for Purdue, which ran for just 33 yards.Duncan hit field goals of 30, 44, 42 and 38 yards on a wet afternoon in Iowa City. He’s now 17 of 19 on the season.Iowa visits Northwestern this week. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 o’clock with the pre-game at 9 o’clock on Saturday on KGLO. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Brock Purdy threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns, freshman Breece Hall ran 75 yards for the first of his two scores and Iowa State took a big lead early in a 34-24 victory against Texas Tech on Saturday.Purdy had 277 yards and all three of his scoring tosses for a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter, with two TDs to tight end Charlie Kolar, as the Cyclones (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) won their third straight game since losing at Baylor in their only other scheduled trip to Texas.The Red Raiders (3-4, 1-3) extended their longest losing streak in the series with Iowa State to four, dropping their second in a row this season since beating Oklahoma State for the best victory so far under first-year coach Matt Wells.Purdy was 15 of 17 and had the ball again in the second quarter with the 20-point lead when he threw three straight incompletions. The Red Raiders answered with a 6-yard TD run by SoRodorick Thompson, who scored twice.Texas Tech opened the second half with a field goal to get within 20-10 before Hall’s long scoring run on the next play.Hall added a punctuating 30-yard TD in the fourth quarter and finished with 183 yards rushing, his season high for the second straight week after going for 132 yards with three touchdowns in a 38-14 win over West Virginia.Jett Duffey, coming off the first consecutive 350-plus-yard passing games for Texas Tech since Patrick Mahomes in 2016, was 40 of 52 for 239 yards with a mostly meaningless touchdown late.Purdy had quite a stretch of slightly more than two quarters in Texas, from the rally he engineered late in the 23-21 loss to Baylor to the first quarter-plus against the Red Raiders. The sophomore completed 27 of 33 passes for 456 yards with five TDs in that stretch.The Cyclones are 5-2 and next up will host Oklahoma State.last_img read more

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