Latin American police must be proactive: Gen. Oscar Naranjo

first_img Security officials should evaluate approaches which work and those which do not when developing strategies to fight crime, said Raul Benitez Manaut, a security analyst at the Collective for the Analysis of Security with Democracy (CASEDE). “ We must consider successes and failures in implementing policies of public safety,” Benitez Manaut said. Security officials must be willing to adapt to changing circumstances, Naranjo said. For example, in the 1990s, some Central American countries were initially unprepared for an increase in violent gang activity, he said. Many of these gangs collaborated on drug smuggling enterprises with transnational criminal organizations, such as Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. During the last 10 years or so, several countries, such as Honduras, began using its military to perform domestic law enforcement work, fighting gangs and drug cartels, Naranjo pointed out. Accountability Multiple law enforcement responsibilities Focusing large amounts of time and energy on fighting drug trafficking affects the ability of police agents to focus on other threats, said another seminar panelist, Monica Serrano, an organized crime analyst at Colmex. “It seems that the impact drug trafficking has had on the security policies in the region is closing a window of opportunity to deal with other no less important threats,” Serrano said. Many organized crime groups engage in multiple illegal enterprises apart from drug smuggling, such as human trafficking, kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and large-scale oil theft. Latin American national police must take a proactive approach to preventing crime, rather than reacting to it, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, the former director of Colombia’s National Police, said during a recent safety seminar. Naranjo, who is currently a security adviser to the Mexican government, spoke about the need for proactive law enforcement during a seminar at the College of Mexico (Colmex) on Sept. 11, 2013. He spoke during the “Seminar on Violence in Mexico.” Safety is a “democratic value” which should be treated as a “right and a responsibility,” Naranjo said during his talk. Criminology should take precedence over other social sciences when it comes to understanding the root causes of crime, he said. center_img By Dialogo September 27, 2013 Analysis is crucial In addition to training capable and honest security agents, governments should also evaluate the effectiveness and integrity of their judicial systems, Naranjo said. Those who break the law must know that the criminal justice system will hold them accountable. “Until citizens see that there is there is a price to pay when committing crimes and that this price will go through the justice system, the rates of violence will not diminish significantly,” Naranjo said. Security forces must maintain the highest levels of professionalism, Naranjo said. “Whatever police model a Latin American country adopts, four police stigmas need to be combated: the arbitrary use of force, inefficiency, corruption, and the lack of solidarity. “Police that do not resolve citizens’ problems and engage in any of these four failures end up being despised,” he said. I think that in Mexico we need a especial soldiers, other systems and less corruption as Naranjo said, but What happen with the people who live in the combat area?The people of some states are getting accustomed to have soldiers in their streets, parks, public squares etc. I think that one factor that the goverment has lost is the time . The people has lost the distance between soldiers who go to the war in other countries as heroes ,and the soldiers who sleep in their auditoriums, schools, because this is the reality. I want to know more about how the training academy for prepared officers works.last_img read more

Local Roundup: Four Redwoods baseball players named to All-GVC team

first_imgEureka >> The College of the Redwoods baseball team’s 11-win improvement over the previous season didn’t go unnoticed by the league’s coaches and officials, as the Corsairs garnered multiple Golden Valley Conference honors, which were announced on Tuesday.Leading the way for CR was Kokko Figueiredo, who was among the league leaders in batting average (.338) and RBI (30), was named to the GVC’s first team as an infielder. The Hawaii native also won a conference Gold Glove award, one of two for …last_img read more

Mike Lutmer, May 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’re enjoying the sunshine today. I got some fertilizer spread on Friday and it was just dry enough to where we could get in the field and it rained again. Some places got .4-inch and some places got .9-inch, so we’re still wet. I am hoping I can be back in the field tomorrow afternoon. Then there is a chance of showers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday into the weekend, but at least it looks like we’ll have some heat.The corn I planted last Monday is starting to poke through. It has only been in the ground seven days and I’m pretty happy with that. We planted a field of beans right across from that corn last Tuesday or Wednesday and they have sprouted and will be pushing through the ground in the next two days.I have only gotten a day of planting in. We still are in the front quarter of planting and just really getting started. I talked to a friend in Botkins and they haven’t planted anything yet on the east side of town. They should be planting today.I am starting to worry a little, but we still have a good two weeks to get the corn in. As long as we get the heat units, I won’t get too bent out of shape. There is plenty of moisture there and if we get the heat everything should go.There was a bunch of corn planted a month ago around Wilmington and there is some replanting going on already. You never know with Mother Nature. You have to take what you’re given and do the best you can.The hay is prime to be cut and I am worried it will get overripe. If we can still get it cut in two weeks though I think we’ll still be OK. I don’t think we’ll have a big enough window to mow it now.Hopefully the moisture cuts back a little for the wheat. If it looks like it will dry out, I don’t think we’ll need fungicide on the wheat. It looks pretty good but some of it is still pretty short.last_img read more

Russian Navy ships arrive in Vizag for INDRA NAVY 2018 drills

first_imgVisakhapatnam (AP), Dec 9 (PTI) Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) ships Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev and Boris Butoma arrived in Visakhapatnam Sunday to participate in INDRA NAVY-18, the bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Russian Federation Navy.The tenth edition of exercise INDRA NAVY will be conducted off Visakhapatnam from December 9-16, an Indian Navy release from the Eastern Naval Command headquarters here said.The primary aim of the exercise is to increase inter-operability amongst the two navies, develop common understanding and procedures for maritime security operations.Initiated in 2003, the INDRA NAVY exercise has matured over the years with the increase in scope, complexity and level of participation, the release said.The INDRA NAVY exercise would be held in two phases this time.The Harbour Phase would be held at Visakhapatnam from December 9-12 and encompass planning conferences, professional interactions, cultural visits, sports fixtures and formal calls between Flag Officers and senior officers of the participating navies.The Sea Phase of the exercise would be conducted in the Bay of Bengal from December 13-16, it stated.”Thrust of the exercises at sea would be on Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), air defence drills, surface firings, Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations and tactical procedures”, said the release.At INDRA NAVY-18, the Indian Navy would be represented by INS Ranvir, a guided missile destroyer, INS Satpura, an indigenous frigate, INS Kadmatt, an indigenous anti- submarinewarfare (ASW) corvette, IN Ships Kuthar and Khanjar both indigenous missile corvettes and INS Jyoti, a fleet tanker, the Navy said.advertisementIn addition, one Sindhughosh-class submarine, Dornier maritime patrol aircraft, Hawk fighter aircraft and other integral rotary wing helicopters would be taking part in the exercise.The Indian Navy ships would be under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, it said.Ships of the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) would be commanded by Rear Admiral Mikhailov Edward Evgenievich, Chief of Headquarters, Submarine Forces, Pacific Fleet, and ships from the Pacific Fleet, based at Vladivostok.Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba visited Russia from November 26-29 to consolidate bilateral defence relations and explore new avenues for defence cooperation, the release said.The Indian Navy interacts with Russian Federation Navy on many fronts, which include operational interactions, training, hydrographic cooperation and exchange of subject matter experts in various fields through the medium of Navy-to-Navy Staff Talks.Exercise INDRA NAVY-18 would help further strengthen mutual confidence and inter-operability and also enable sharing of best practices between both the navies, it said.The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening maritime security cooperation between the two navies and will serve to reinforce the long-standing bond of friendship between the countries, the Indian Navy said. PTI DBV ASK NSK KJlast_img read more

Japanese Team Tokai wins the 3021 km 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Through a smoldering brush fire, past wind-shearing road trains, across the Australian continent, the University of Michigan’s Quantum was the first American car to finish the World Solar Challenge. The Solar Car team placed third overall in the international competition. This is the second victory in a row for Team Tokai; they took home the prize the last time the race was run two years ago. Initially the race was held every three years, but in 1999, it was decided that two years would be better. Over the history of the race, fourteen races have been conducted and Japanese teams have won six, including this year. Teams from the Netherlands have also had some success, wining four. A team from the United States won the first race, but has not been able to repeat that success since.This year the race was particularly emotional for the Japanese team as they dedicated their race to the reconstruction efforts still going on in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country last March. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Interview with driver/pilot of Tokai Challenger 2 of Tokai University of Japan at Victoria Square in Adelaide, Australia on Oct. 20, 2011. And while the race has been running since last Sunday (October 16), the contestants were obviously only able to run at night. The actual driving time for the winning car was 32 hours and 45 minutes. Over the course of the race, the cars were stopped at seven checkpoints to allow the teams to see how things were going with the driver and the car, to check weather, etc. Each team was only allowed to perform very routine maintenance such as clearing debris that had accumulated and inflating tires. More information: www.worldsolarchallenge.org/ Team Tokai’s car, sponsored by Panasonic, is basically a tricycle with a high-end carbon frame which is covered with HIT solar panels supplied by Panasonic. Inside, in addition to the driver, is an electric motor and 8650-type high-capacity lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. At its fastest, the car can travel 160 km/h, though for the race it averaged 91.54 kilometers per hour. Explore further Citation: Japanese Team Tokai wins the 3,021 km 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge (2011, October 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-japanese-team-tokai-km-veolia.html Japanese solar car leads race Down Under Coming in second, just 30 minutes behind the winners, was Nuon Solar, the Team from the Netherlands. The team from the University of Michigan came in third.The race, which was started in 1987 as a means of promoting solar-powered technology had 37 entrants this year, and put drivers through a variety of challenges including wild animals, high temperatures, road trains (trucks with multiple trailers), high winds and a bushfire that put a stop to the race at one point. Team Philippines ran into a very serious problem on Wednesday when its battery exploded after overheating. The battery was replaced and the team forged ahead, showing just how much fortitude the contestants must possess. Image credit: World Solar Challenge (PhysOrg.com) — The Japanese Tokai University Solar Car Team has won the Veolia World Solar Challenge, a 3,021 kilometer race between tiny cars relying on mostly solar power. Running between Darwin, a remote town in one of the most northern parts of Australia, and the city of Adelaide in the very south, the race bisects the continent and takes the drivers and their teams through some very hostile territory. Image credit: World Solar Challengelast_img read more

Two class 5 students drown in pond

first_imgHowrah(WB): Two class 5 students drowned in a pond in West Bengal’s Howrah district Tuesday, police said. The two students drowned in a pond in Domjur area of the district while taking a bath, they said.last_img

Mobile Sharing Economy Internet of Things the Coming Economic Boom

first_img The rise of the sharing economy over the past few years has shifted mindsets and traditional business models. Consumers are much more open to renting items and services from individuals instead of established businesses and organizations. This is shaking up engrained business models and allowing for new possibilities in the global marketplace. The peer-to-peer sharing models, like Spinlister (where I work) and Lyft, offer new and unique options for transportation at your fingertips.Related: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday LifeSharing has gone mobile. A decade ago the sharing economy was fragmented and limited in its practical use. First, people had to accept the idea of sharing. People had to be willing to trust the community and take a risk on another person actually delivering that good or service.Second, when people began sharing they were unable to do so on a global level. That made it difficult to sustain any real income. Before mobile devices were widely available, sharing was limited to informal personal networks or websites offering limited services via the Internet. AirBNB probably would have succeeded regardless of mobile technology, but what about the other major players that help drive the sharing economy as a whole?Advances in mobile technology have propelled an entirely new marketplace with people sharing everything. More importantly, it has made the fulfillment of immediate or impulsive needs possible and convenient. It helps complete transactions that start online, coordinate multiple parties and make the entire experience frictionless.Sharing would struggle if it weren’t convenient and it would never be convenient without mobile technology. People are constantly on the go and busy. If an item they’re trying to share is on their person, they need a way to update the location of those goods to be truly useful and frictionless for both sides. Mobile technologies have opened the doors for people to effortlessly share goods and make money.The realization that idle goods can generate significant income, and mobile technology makes sharing those goods easy, has transformed the sharing economy into a multi-billion dollar industry. A recent internal study commissioned by us at Spinlister found that only 4 percent of Americans have used AirBNB or Uber. Imagine how big the sharing economy will be once it hits 20, 30, 40, or 50 percent saturation.Related: The Internet of Things May See Huge Growth, So Companies Want in NowSharing in an interconnected era. I was recently discussing a concept called The Internet of Things (IoT) with a brilliant young engineer working within an exclusive technology development department at a major electronics company. There is a race to develop hard goods that both serve a function and connect directly to the Internet, other goods and devices. That information can be relayed into third party applications.For Instance, imagine you need a eight-foot step ladder. With IoT, you could locate the ladder nearest to you. Add that data to a sharing economy platform and you could share almost every object you own! This is an extreme example but it illustrates how mobilization technology will expand the sharing economy in the future.While practical use of this technology is likely five to 10 years out for major product lines, I expect  these applications will trickle down to everyday goods over the next decade or two. Within that time frame I also expect the sharing economy to mature, more major players will emerge and a critical mass of people will regularly use a sharing economy platform.Once IoT is added into the equation, people will start thinking of mobility in terms outside of their mobile phones. This “mobility of things” will open the door to the sharing of almost everything you can think of. It will be easy, fluid, cheap and revenue generating.The sharing economy movement is the gold rush of our generation. The advances in mobile technology will strengthen the marketplace while making it easier and more convenient for all parties involved to participate.Related: What’s the Right Path for Startups Entering the ‘Internet of Things’? 4 min read September 22, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more