JTF-Bravo Treats Indigenous Tribe in Panama

first_imgBy Dialogo August 07, 2012 Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, partnered with Panama’s Ministry of Health and National Border Service (SENAFRONT), to provide medical and dental assistance to nearly 1,600 indigenous people during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), from July 17-20. The cooperative team provided medical and dental care to the Guna tribe who inhabit many small islands along the northeastern coast of Panama, between El Porvenir and Colombia. “Compared to all the other MEDRETEs I’ve been on, this was the first time that there were more host-nation providers than U.S. military providers,” said Army Lieutenant Colonel Bart Diaz, Medical Element (MEDEL) Commander at JTF-Bravo. “It all came together in an integrated fashion with our host nation providers, from the Panama Border Service and Ministry of Health working alongside U.S. military medical providers.” More than 350 patients received 651 immunizations, while the pharmacy dispensed 757 prescription medications. The medical team performed 18 pap smears and delivered three babies. Two Guna mothers were so appreciative of the team that they named their newborn babies after U.S. Air Force Major Brent Waldman and Dr. Wilmer Amador, both dentists with the JTF-Bravo MEDEL. “It’s really an honor that a mother would give her child my name,” said Maj. Waldman. “It’s really amazing.” JTF-Bravo partners with host-nation health agencies to conduct MEDRETEs throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean. The exercises alleviate human suffering, develop relationships with host-nations and enhance medical capabilities in the region. U.S. Army Captain John Schlict, Panama Mission Commander, said the team succeeded in accomplishing its pre-deployment goals. “Having the MEDRETE combined with the Panama Border Service exercises, JTF-Bravo was able to meet our four mission objectives for this operation, which were to bolster SENAFRONT as a legitimate authority in the region, develop Panamanian medical capacity, execute mission command and improve expeditionary medical capabilities in the region to help the people of Guna Yala.” The opinion of the officer, major Waldman, is interesting, regarding a patient choosing his name for one of his children. Already at a distance, I remember being in the Northern Department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala; and an acquaintance claimed for his child the name of a character who will always be remembered, the first suggestion, right by the way, was: Ronald Reagan and so since then in this country it exists as a single name of the well-remembered American President. It is usual in rural villages especially but also urban region, to forever remind people that one way or another have made something for life and survival.last_img read more

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Mansion-style homes to draw big crowds to city auctions

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs.Mr Rowland has marketed the property as being in the most tightly held street and considered by many to be the premier street of the inner north suburb, surrounded by landmark homes in every direction. 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.Mr Chew said one of the bedrooms was large enough to be used as a multipurpose room with an adjoining study or nursery.The property goes to auction at 10am on Saturday. Inside 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs.The property is on 1ha and the current owners are empty nesters looking to move on.There is a swimming pool, wet bar and seven spacious bedrooms.The auction will be held in-rooms at Place Aspley, Shop 28/825 Zillmere Rd Aspley (Homemaker City). 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs. Photo: realestate.com.auA seven-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 83 Tiverton Place, Bridgeman Downs will go under the hammer at 4pm on Saturday.Place — Aspley selling agent Tristan Rowland said nothing compared to Tiverton Place. 38 The Parkway, Stretton.Another large and luxurious home with six bedrooms and three bathrooms is set for auction at 1.30pm on Saturday.The home at 38 The Parkway, Stretton features an ornate timber and steel sweeping staircase, polished timber floors and double entry doors. 38 The Parkway, Stretton.Ray White — Sunnybank Hills selling agents Alex Zhang and Gavey Gill said the owners bought another property in Bulimba last month and had moved into their new family home. The property features a basketball court in the backyard. There is a home cinema to enjoy too. 227 Dewar Tce, Corinda.This six-bedroom, four-bathroom home at Corinda will go under the hammer at 1pm on Saturday.The property at 227 Dewar Tce was inspired by renowned architects Richard Neutra and Harry Seidler.center_img Inside 227 Dewar st, CorindaThe riverfront property draws on inspiration from a Californian modernist style to create a laid back yet elegant family home that invites living and entertaining across all scales. Place Bulimba selling agent Sarah Hackett said the home exudes charm, boasting an original library with brick wood fireplace. 115 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington.If you are searching for luxury but on a smaller scale, perhaps you might take a liking to 115 Enoggera Tce, Paddington.The two-storey home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and is set for auction at 10am on Saturday. Take a look at the views from 115 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington.SPACE Property Agents selling agent Judi O’Dea said the home incorporated traditional charm with the conveniences of modern living.Downstairs there is a main bedroom, alongside the fourth bedroom and a second living area. The bedroom can be used as a private parent’s retreat with a lavish spa bath and shower to enjoy. Inside 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.RE/MAX Riverside- Seventeen Mile Rocks selling agent Peter Chew said the owners were downsizing and were looking to move on from their home, which they had owned since 1991.The double-storey brick home has panoramic views of surrounding suburbs towards Mt Coot-tha and the CBD. 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney.They say big is beautiful.So, just take a look at the list of mansion-style homes going under the hammer in Brisbane this weekend.This five-bedroom Tudor-style mansion at 235 Mount Ommaney Drive, Mount Ommaney is on a 1034sq m block and in the highest spot in the suburb.last_img read more

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Surfing legend Kelly Slater won’t compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_img FOLLOW US Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 09:57 IST Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Won’t Compete At Tokyo 2020 Olympics Surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, won’t be competing at the Tokyo Olympics. The 47-year-old was edged for a spot on US team First Published: 21st December, 2019 09:57 IST Written By COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Surfing legend Kelly Slater, seen by many as the greatest of all time, won’t be competing at the Tokyo Olympics. The 47-year-old American was edged for a spot on the US squad for the sport’s Olympic debut next July, with John John Florence returning from knee surgery to edge Slater for the final spot at an event in Hawaii on Thursday. Slater, an 11-time world champion who became the youngest and oldest to win the crown, inspired a generation of surfing stars with videos of his amazing efforts becoming must-see viewing for fans and competitors.READ | UFC: Jose Aldo And Alexander Volkanovski Make Big Jumps In Latest Official RankingsCompeting as an Olympian would have been an epic farewell for a 40-year career than began at age eight in a youth event but instead he will be watching the event. “I’m going to enjoy it as a spectator,” Slater told the New York Times, dismissing any notion he would end his career early after missing out on the Olympics. “Be sure that in 2020, they will continue to see me at the top of a wave,” he added.READ | Tony Khan Pays Stone Cold Steve Austin The Ultimate Tribute On AEW DynamiteSlater needed a victory at the Pipeline Masters on Oahu’s North Shore to secure the title but lost in the semi-finals, leaving him ranked eighth in the world but one spot behind 2016 and 2017 world champion Florence, who took the second US men’s team spot behind already qualified Kolohe Andino. Florence, an Oahu North Shore native 20 years younger than Slater, was a former protege of the surf icon. “He has been my idol since I was a child,” Florence said. “He’s like a member of my family, like an uncle.” Florence, who missed five of 11 tour events this year with a knee injury, returned for the season finale but was eliminated in the Pipeline quarter-finals. He sealed his Olympic spot when Slater lost to Brazil’s Italo Ferreira in the semis. READ | WATCH | Bhubaneswar: Babita Phogat Gives Eklavya Award To Odisha SportspersonREAD | Punjab Panthers Cruise Past NE Rhinos To Set Up Title Clash With Gujarat Giants LIVE TVlast_img read more

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