By Dialogo February 16, 2011 The commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Gen. Douglas Fraser, the top officer responsible for his country’s military affairs in Latin America and the Caribbean, visited Ecuador, where he met with Defense Minister Javier Ponce and other Ecuadorean military authorities. The visit, the first by the American officer to Ecuador, had the objective of “strengthening the military relationship between the two countries,” as Marta Costanzo Youth, a press attaché at the U.S. embassy in Quito, explained. Sources at the Ecuadorean Defense Ministry explained that Ponce met with Fraser and with the U.S. ambassador to Ecuador, Heather Hodges, in a session “at which issues relating to cooperation were discussed and that served to consolidate the ties of friendship between the two nations.” Fraser, who is a pilot and who previously commanded his country’s forces in Alaska, has led U.S. military operations in Latin America and the Caribbean since June 2009. Following the meeting, the general toured the Temple of the Fatherland Museum, located on Liberty Peak (Cima de la Libertad) overlooking the city of Quito, where he received an explanation of the Battle of Pichincha, which sealed Ecuador’s independence in 1822.
Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised a bipartisan, unanimous vote in the Pennsylvania Senate in favor of Senator Jake Corman’s Pennsylvania Timothy J. Piazza Law to combat hazing.“I thank Senator Corman and bipartisan members of the Senate for advancing this important bill to combat hazing and help prevent another tragedy,” Governor Wolf said. “We must give law enforcement the tools that they need to hold people accountable and we must ensure schools have proper safeguards to protect students and curb these practices. I urge the House to swiftly pass this bill and get it to my desk for my signature.”According to the sponsor, the proposed bill increases penalties for all of those involved in hazing; requires schools to have policies and reporting procedures in place to stop hazing; and informs students and parents of what is happening on campus. It also establishes clear-cut parameters on hazing for organizations such as fraternities and sororities. Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Combat Hazing April 18, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
International retentions and signings are expected to be announced at a later date. Speaking about his appointment as captain, Emrit said he was “very excited to be part of the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for a second season”. Ramdin, whose departure from TKR was revealed by that franchise last week Tuesday, joins West Indies players Rayad Emrit, Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen and Alzarri Joseph, along with emerging player, Barbadian Dominic Drakes. With the departure of former West Indies T20I skipper Brathwaite, who was among Patriots’ leading run-getters during his time with the franchise, 39-year-old allrounder Emrit will serve as captain. The major changes to the franchise’s setup were announced last week in a statement which said it had retained six of its 2019 CPL players from the Caribbean, and signed Ramdin who was transferred from Trinbago Knight Riders after four years with his home franchise, during which time he helped them win the 2017 and 2018 titles. BASSETERRE, St Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots have dropped captain Carlos Brathwaite, let go of head coach Robin Singh and signed West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. CPL organisers say they are watching the global pandemic closely and are liaising with medical advisors and governments to make a decision on the tournament as soon as possible. “I think that the team that is selected this year is going to be a very exciting one. I am very excited to be named as captain. It’s always an honour and a privilege to lead a franchise. Our new coach, Simon Helmot, knows the CPL and he knows how to win titles. He and I are going to work very hard to get the team to the finals,” he added. The franchise also named Australian Simon Helmot, a former TKR coach, to replace Singh as head coach for the upcoming season. The eighth staging of the CPL is set for August 19 – September 26, but with the spread of COVID-19 leading to postponement and cancellations of sports across the globe, it is unsure whether the event will go ahead as planned. CMC Along with Patriots and TKR, the other teams set to compete this year are Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Lucia Zouks, Jamaica Tallawahs and reigning champions Barbados Tridents.