By Dialogo March 25, 2013 Two new fluvial hydrographical vessels have joined the Brazilian Navy’s fleet. Their mission: to help produce nautical charts of the Amazon river basin, facilitating a more accurate hydrographical mapping of this region, which covers five million square kilometers. Officials say this will eliminate a cartographical vacuum that exists in the states of Amapá, Amazonas, Roraima, Acre, Pará, Maranhão and Mato Grosso, all of them part of the Amazônia Legal. Maps will be produced at a scale of 1:100,000, and the Navy will update existing data on a myriad of rivers in this vast region encompassing 59 percent of Brazil. “This is the second vessel of the four that are in the pipeline for the Navy,” said Carlos Alberto de Freitas, regional manager for the Defense Ministry’s Operational Center of the System of Protection of the Amazonia (Censipam). “The project also includes a hydro-oceanographic vessel.” The first vessel, Rio Tocantins, started operations in July, and the second, Rio Xingu, sailed on Feb. 6. The other two — Rio Solimões and Rio Negro — will be handed to the Navy sometime this month. All four were financed by the Amazon Cartographical Project, which was launched in September 2008. This all-encompassing project involves the entire Brazilian Armed Forces, de Freitas said. The Navy is responsible for the nautical charts, while the Army and Air Force will compile land maps. Brazil’s Geological Services will develop the geological charts. Total investment in the three comes to $107 million, according to Censipam. “Each partner will generate the desired cartographical products, based on the federal investment,” Bruno da Gama Monteiro, manager of the Regional Censipam Center of Manaus — which covers the states of Amazonas and Roraima — said in comments to Agência Brasil. “This will improve planning for the work in Amazonia, including the building of major roads and hydroelectric plants, because the project will present regional maps in greater detail.” The Navy did not have the means to maneuver and do surveillance in the Amazon Basin’s extensive rivers and tributaries, officials said. These smaller ships will map interior waterways, using bathymetric sensors that measure river depth when they touch the bottom. This initiative will update 74 nautical charts, 18 have already been completed. Officials said the work is being done in accordance with the Brazilian National Defense Strategy objectives of increasing Brazil’s GDP. But it is particularly important, they say, because it contributes to better navigation security and safety, especially in border areas. It is a pity that the Brazilian press does not publish such matters as important as these. I found this article lost at â€œO Globoâ€ newspaper secondary pageâ€™s footer. In a country with a serious press, this subject would be at the front page, but unfortunately this does not happen at our nation. It is very clear for me that our countrymen there are doing a precious work, theyâ€™re just fulfilling their honorable commitment with Brazil. Nevertheless, It wouldnâ€™t cost the midia, instead of highlighting this so-called â€œunilateral truth commissionâ€, to publish this work that benefits all our people. I think it is good for the safety of Amazonia, for the industrialization of its forests, rivers and oceans, but behind it all it seems to be a military strategy for possession of the hydrographic territories in Amazonia.
United players surrounded Pawson after Roberto Firmino marked the second goal of the match, so much that it would be invalidated then by the VAR. The players claimed that Virgil Van Dijk in a jump had committed foul on David de Gea, reason why the VAR He canceled the goal.United players pounced on the referee, among them De Gea himself, who was also admonished.United has until Thursday to answer this accusation. The English football federation (FA, for their acronym in English) He has accused Manchester United for unbelieving the referee Craig pawson during the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.