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At the conclusion of a meeting in Bogotá on March 28, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and Panamanian Public Safety Minister José Raúl Mulino agreed to reinforce their countries’ joint strategy in the fight against drug trafficking and signed an aerial interdiction agreement. According to an official statement, the agreement “establishes the possibility that in aerial interdiction operations conducted by Panama, Colombian officials may be contributing and collaborating with information they have with regard to aircraft that might be affecting the two countries’ stability.” During their meeting, Ministers Pinzón and Mulino also agreed “to strengthen coordination in the area of intelligence exchange, reason for which it was decided to connect the two Governments’ databases in order to improve performance in the fight against criminal organizations active on both sides of the border,” the statement said. “We have to incorporate those marginalized towns along the border into all our strategies, in order to actively involve them in the productive life of our nations and thereby disconnect any impulse to collaborate with terrorist groups or drug traffickers,” Mulino said. It was also decided at the meeting that the Colombian Army will include officers from the Panamanian National Border Service (SENAFRONT) in its special-operations and infantry courses. For their part, the police will conduct training programs in aviation intelligence and aircraft maintenance for Panamanian officers. Meanwhile, the Colombian Navy will send a group of maritime interdiction experts in July to hold a course for Panamanian units, while the Colombian Air Force will hold a course on aerial intelligence for the Central American country’s authorities in August. “We’ve agreed to provide complete collaboration to the Panamanian government to train its officers in the various public-safety services in each one of the specialties and by each branch of the Armed Forces and the police in Colombia,” Minster Pinzón said in that regard. By Dialogo March 30, 2012
On Sunday, October 1, Istria Relax Days started in the area of NW Istria – a new great tourist story whose goal is to position Istria as a wellness destination.New interesting program on offer in wellness centers throughout NW Istria – Istria Relax Days they represent the motive for coming to this area even in the autumn days, when the body needs relaxation and the body needs to be nourished from within. This program is part of a new event Discover Wellness cluster of northwestern Istria.Istria Relax Days is an autumn sequel to the spring story whose main theme was detoxification – Istria Detoy Days, and all program users will have the opportunity to use a discount on accommodation in hotels Istraturista Umag dd, Aminess hotels & campsites in Novigrad, Lux Casina Hotel Mulina in Buje and in Villa Bada in Lovrečica. Istria Relax Days programs are available from October 1 to November 5, 2017 in 6 wellness centers of northwestern Istria. “After a warm and hard summer, your skin is eager for regeneration, and the body cries out for relaxation. Restore the skin’s lost glow and stimulate the regeneration of the mind and body with gentle rituals. If you want to treat your palate along the way, try the imaginative dishes of švoja (fish leaf) that are offered in the autumn in local restaurants and taverns.and “, say the organizers of the event.The rules of body care need to be adapted to each season, and this is an ideal way to experience Istria in autumn, when it abounds in beautiful colors, the weather is beautiful, the indigenous food is great. “Fill warm autumn days with relaxing massages and tempting treatments in wellness centers at promotional prices. ” conclude the organizers.Learn more about Istria Relax days and send info to your guests you have in the database, share this event on your channels, because this is exactly the motive for coming for the pre- and post-season. Sometimes you don’t need to invent “hot” water, but just use your potential and pack it all nicely into a quality and meaningful authentic story. Excellent rounded story and an additional motive for coming out of season, and everything is of course complemented by gastronomy and additional facilities for both cultural and active holidays.
Regular international flights from Zagreb to Sofia are scheduled from May 1 to the end of October this year, three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will be performed by 8-seat Dash 400-Q76 aircraft. As of today, return airline tickets for flights between the Croatian capital and the capital of Bulgaria are available at promotional prices starting at 139 euros. Today, Croatia Airlines presented the new international routes Zagreb – Sofia and Zagreb – Podgorica. Two days later, on May 3, 2020, regular international flights on the route are introduced Zagreb – Podgorica, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The flights will also be operated by Dash 8-Q400 aircraft, and passengers have at their disposal promotional return airfare prices of 119 euros. During this year’s tourist season, Croatia Airlines aircraft will fly directly in regular traffic to 40 destinations in 26 countries. Cover photo: Croatia Airlines
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Four gas producers have inked deals to supply gas at below market price to several gas-fired power plants as part of the government’s plan to slash billions of dollars in energy subsidies.Producers Pertamina EP, Pertamina Hulu Energi, PT Kangean Energy and EMP Bentu Ltd. signed on Friday 11 deals with state-owned electricity company PLN to supply the gas, said the Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Taskforce (SKK Migas) in a statement.Read also: Cheap gas incentives to cost government Rp 121.78 trillion in forgone revenuePLN, the plants’ operator, is slated to buy the gas at US$6.09 per million British thermal unit (mmbtu), cheaper than what the company is currently paying at $8.21 per mmbtu.“With lower gas prices, this will reduce PLN’s electricity supply cost [BPP] and thus, create a more efficient electricity supply,” PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi told The Jakarta Post via text message on Friday.“Buyers should also increase gas consumption with the lower prices,” said Dwi Soetjipto, head of SKK Migas, an agency that often speaks on behalf of oil and gas producers in Indonesia.With Friday’s deals, PLN has secured 213.73 billion British thermal units per day (bbtud) worth of cheap gas, which is 15.4 percent of the total receivable as stipulated by Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) ministerial decree (Kepmen) No. 91K/2020.Read also: More companies sign deals to secure gas discountsThe Energy Ministry expects the incentive to save state coffers around Rp 20 trillion ($1.4 billion) in electricity and fertilizer subsidies each year between 2020 and 2024, which is the incentive’s lifespan.Fertilizer producers, an equally heavy consumer of natural gas, are also slated to receive the cheap gas this year, but through a different ministerial decree.A Pertamina EP official was not immediately available for comment.Topics :
NZ Herald 8 August 2017Family First Comment: Had to be San Francisco to kick off this madness…“At check-in every day, children choose which pronouns they wish to be referred to with for the day or they can choose to be considered neither male nor female.”Can we be a cat for the day?“It was created by founder Sandra Collins whose daughter Scarlett, now nine, revealed she was transgender when she was just two years old.”Yes – 2 years old. The camp includes “…15% who were cisgender (meaning they identify with the gender they were born in)”What the!? How weird. They need counselling.Sigh! How very very sad – when adults set out to confuse and perpetuate the confusion in children.A San Francisco day camp for transgender and gender fluid children as young as four is spearheading education a and awareness of gender expansion.Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, California, accepts children between the ages of four and 12.At check-in every day, children choose which pronouns they wish to be referred to with for the day or they can choose to be considered neither male nor female.Since opening three years ago, it has swelled in popularity and now looks after 60 children a day. The camp has received interest from several other states and has been contacted by parents overseas including a family in Africa.It was created by founder Sandra Collins whose daughter Scarlett, now nine, revealed she was transgender when she was just two years old.The camp ran for three weeks this year between June 26 and July 14. The children arrived every day at 9am and played together until 3pm at an independent school that was rented for the occasion.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11900194Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.