Saint Mary’s senior Cassandra Jerkovic was named Wing Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 225, marking the first time in the College’s history that a student was given this honor. The award signifies that Jerkovic has reached the highest cadet rank possible, and her new responsibilities will include taking charge of the ROTC members from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Bethel College, Indiana University South Bend, Trine, and Valpariaso. She was chosen for this position during the last week of the fall semester after submitting her application and rÃ©sumÃ© to the cadre. Jerkovic said her next task was to create the Master Plan for the spring semester, which dictates the activities that the wing performs weekly. “I put together the Master Plan that correlates with what the Air Force headquarters wants,” Jerkovic said. “It is like running an organization, and I am grateful for the help of my Wing Staff.” Jerkovic also is in charge of overseeing all the objectives assigned to the cadets, and reports this information in weekly meetings with the cadre. “Coordinating is difficult, but with the diversity I have in my Wing Staff, objectives are accomplished smoothly,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic said she will be able to commission as 2nd lieutenant upon graduation, continuing with the United States Air Force as an acquisitions manager at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Alabama. “I feel that my position as Wing Commander is going to help me with my career in the Air Force, because it is teaching me how to lead and still follow,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic is the only senior from Saint Mary’s who has remained with the Air Force ROTC program through her four years. Within the program, she also participated on the Honor Guard Team, Drill Team, and Arnold Air Society. She said she hopes the award will set a precedent for future members of the community in ROTC and beyond. “I hope that this will be empowering to not only other women entering Saint Mary’s, but to anyone who wants to accomplish his or her dreams,” Jerkovic said. “I want to reach my potential because I have been blessed with so much.” Saint Mary’s sophomore Lexi Pearl, a member of the detachment, said Jerkovic is a well-respected leader in the program. “She is making sure we are all prepared, and she is doing a great job this spring,” Pearl said. “Everyone listens to her and respects her, and I know the underclassmen really look up to her as our leader.”
By Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo June 04, 2019 The cost of military operations Brazil conducts at the border with Venezuela far exceeds the annual average cost of the humanitarian aid the Armed Forces provided to Haiti, a country devastated by civil unrest and earthquakes. This is where Brazil conducted its longest mission, which lasted 13 years. In the past 12 months, the government spent more than $67 million from state funds to support military activities associated with Operation Shelter (Operação Acolhida) in the state of Roraima, bordering Venezuela. The number is more than twice the annual average ($33 million) that Brazil dedicated to Haitian operations between 2004 and 2017. Operation Shelter kicked off in March 2018, to welcome and relocate Venezuelans fleeing to Brazil. On April 29, 2019, after Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó called on the people to protest in an attempt to oust President Nicolás Maduro, Brazil announced funding of $56 million for Operation Shelter to carry on activities through May 2020. That same day, Federal Police identified for 848 Venezuelans crossing into Brazil in those 24 hours. This is more than twice the daily average of between 250 and 300 recorded at the border. Complex mission The complexity and inclusiveness of the mission on the Venezuelan border in the cities of Boa Vista and Pacaraima, 1,300 kilometers from Caracas, are the reasons behind these costs. In Haiti, the Brazilian expenses accounted for the sustainment of troops, training, food, and military supplies. Sustainment of the troops is now only a small portion of the cost. The current mission includes all humanitarian operations required to receive, feed, and treat the sick and starving Venezuelans arriving at the border. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, the number of Brazilian officers deployed to the border includes nearly 600 members of the Navy, Army, and Air Force. The troops assigned to Operation Shelter are specifically trained for the mission and rotate every three months. “In the city of Pacaraima, the Armed Forces operate the Reception and Identification Station, the Screening Station, the Advance Services Station, the Support Area, the Janokoida Shelter, and another housing unit. Boa Vista has 10 shelters, one Relocation Area (Rondon II), one Support Area, one Screening Station, one Information Station, one Warehouse, and one Overnight Stay Area. The last three structures are near the Boa Vista International Bus Station,” the Ministry of Defense Press Office told Diálogo. From shelter to relocation According to the Federal Police, 55,721 Venezuelans entered Pacaraima between January 1 and May 9, 2019. The border between both countries was closed following orders from Maduro in February 2019. During this period, daily entries reached 372. On May 10, the Venezuelan government reopened the border with Brazil. The Brazilian government houses 8,500 Venezuelans in shelters. More than 25,000 meals are served each day. According to the Ministry of Defense Press Office, Boa Vista has 11 shelters that can house about 5,822 people, while the two in Pacaraima have a capacity of about 846 people. Venezuelans who wish to remain in Brazil are referred to representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They receive immigration documents, including identification and temporary employment authorization. Immigrants also go through an interview to assess their professional knowledge. The mission ends once immigrants are relocated. According to the Ministry of Citizenship, more than 5,000 immigrants have been relocated in 17 states. “The three pillars of the [Logistics Task Force] Operation Shelter that the Armed Forces of the state of Roraima conduct are: planning, sheltering, and relocation of Venezuelan immigrants. The activities in these phases include reception, identification, screening, immunization, shelter, and relocation of Venezuelan immigrants. Various government institutions, international agencies and nongovernmental organizations are part of these processes,” said the Ministry of Defense Press Office.
Stuff co.nz 10 October 2018Family First Comment: Shouldn’t these warnings be for ALL people – and show ALL potential health harms? That’s what we asked the National government to do when they ‘tinkered’ with the laws recently – to no avail.New Zealand women’s apathy towards to the dangers of drinking during pregnancy is strengthening calls from health professionals for mandatory labelling on alcoholic drinks.Research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal earlier this year found almost a quarter of women involved in a cohort study continued to drink in their first trimester despite knowing they were pregnant.The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, made up of health and primary industry ministers representing the Commonwealth, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet on Thursday to vote on a proposal to make danger stickers mandatory on booze.More than a dozen women’s health stakeholders, including the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, have penned an open letter to forum members urging them to support the proposal.But Brewers Association of New Zealand executive director Dylan Firth said the proposal seemed odd, given most alcohol companies already displayed warning labels on their products.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/107739538/kiwi-health-organisations-calling-for-mandatory-pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol
Loading… He said: “Once the first comes out, there would be loads.” The PFA said it “welcomes the opportunity to work alongside any player who chooses to come out”. The FA offered its “full support”. Football star Justin Fashanu killed himself aged 37 in 1998 — eight years after coming out as Britain’s first gay player. He was the brother of FA Cup-winning ex-Wimbledon striker John Fashanu, 57. Amal Fashanu, 31, set up The Justin Fashanu Foundation in her uncle’s name last year. The charity campaigns against homophobia and racism in football and aims to raise mental health issues. It has helped seven footballers, including two Premier League stars, who are secretly gay or bisexual. read also:Watford’s Deeney claims every team has ‘one gay player’ And it has visited clubs, including Norwich City and Nottingham Forest, who Justin, left, played for, to discuss mental health and homophobia. Three Norwich players are set to be unveiled as foundation ambassadors. Activist Amal said: “I set up the foundation be- cause I don’t want what happened to Justin to happen to any other player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A gay Premier League footballer on Friday revealed the daily torment of keeping his sexuality secret from his team-mates. In an open letter — aimed at authorities and fans — he says he is taking the “huge step” of opening up over his ordeal But he says football is not ready for an openly gay player and he is scared to reveal his identity. He is being supported by the Justin Fashanu Foundation, run by the tragic footballer’s niece Amal. The charity, fighting homophobia and racism in football, handed us the letter to raise awareness of the issues facing gay stars. In it the player writes: “I am gay. Even writing that down in this letter is a big step for me. “But only my family members and a select group of friends are aware of my sexuality. I don’t feel ready to share it with my team or my manager.” He goes on: “How does it feel having to live like this? Day-to-day, it can be an absolute nightmare. And it is affecting my mental health more and more. “I feel trapped and my fear is disclosing the truth about what I am will only make things worse.” There are currently no openly gay or bisexual male professional footballers in the UK. But Watford’s Troy Deeney believes every team has at least one — and backed them to come out. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our FutureBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time
UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:46 a.m.Syracuse University has announced Daniel French as the school’s interim director of athletics. Herman Frazier has been promoted to senior deputy director of athletics and the two of them will oversee the athletic department as the university searches for a new AD.Former Director of Athletics Mark Coyle left SU on May 11 to take the same position at Minnesota. Coyle served as AD for 11 months and during last summer’s AD search, chief facilities officer Pete Sala was Syracuse’s interim director of athletics. This time, SU chose French, its general counsel for the university.“I look forward to working with Dan French and Herm Frazier in the weeks ahead to continue building a winning athletics program centered around highly accomplished student-athletes,” Chancellor Kent Syverud said in an SU News release.Together French and Frazier will create a management team that will lead and guide the Athletics Departments at SU during this transition, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrench, who is a Class of 1995 SU College of Law alumnus, has served as the university’s general counsel since 2014. The Office of the General Counsel is “responsible for all the legal work arising from the activities of the University, and provides advice and counsel to University leaders, faculty and staff on the broad range of issues and topics,” according to the release.While serving as SU’s interim AD, French will also continue in his role as general counsel, according to the release.“As General Counsel, Dan French has played an important role working with and supporting the Athletics Department during the past several years,” Syverud said in the release. “He has provided strong leadership, particularly overseeing the restructuring and enhancement of the University’s Office of Athletic Compliance, and developing the West Campus Project. He is the right person to lead the department during this time.”Frazier, who joined Syracuse in 2011, currently serves as SU’s deputy athletics director and chief of staff. As senior deputy director of athletics, he will oversee all day-to-day athletic and administrative operations within the university’s athletic department, according to the release. Frazier has almost 40 years of experience in athletics administration, including eight years as an athletics director.Syverud said in the release that Frazier has an “impressive” track record as an athletics administrator and he is grateful for his leadership during this time of transition.“As a former Olympian, an All-American college athlete and a two-time college athletics director, Herm brings a wealth of knowledge and unique experiences to this new role,” Syverud said in the release. “He is dedicated to the success and well-being of our student-athletes — both in the classroom and on the playing fields.”The search for a new AD of the university will start immediately, according to the release. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse University Director of Athletics Mark Coyle leaving for MinnesotaInsight on Mark Coyle’s decision to leave Syracuse from former Minnesota director of athleticsJim Boeheim and Dino Babers surprised by departure of athletic director Mark CoyleTop 3 moments from Mark Coyle’s time at Syracuse Published on May 19, 2016 at 10:06 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds