By DVIDS/Edited by Diálogo Staff October 09, 2020 Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet, hosted leaders from the Peruvian Navy for the annual U.S.-Peru Maritime Staff Talks (MST) on September 23.MSTs support U.S. global strategy by building and strengthening working relationships between the U.S. and partner nations and improving interoperability through face-to-face meetings. Due to COVID-19, this year’s MST occurred virtually via the All Partner Access Network (APAN) and the Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS).Representatives from the Peruvian Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the event.Rear Adm. Gabrielson led the U.S. delegation along with Brigadier General Phillip Frietze, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, and Rear Admiral Brian Penoyer, commander of the Eleventh U.S. Coast Guard District. Rear Admiral Rodolfo Sablich, deputy of the Peruvian Navy General Staff; Rear Admiral Jose Antonio Regalado, commander of the Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Jorge Martín Zegarra, naval attaché in Washington D.C.; and Rear Admiral Werner Meier Von Schierenbeck, commander of Coast Guard Operations, led the Peruvian delegation.MST topics included discussion of the multinational maritime exercise UNITAS LXII (62), which will occur in September 2021. Peru will host UNITAS LXII to celebrate the bicentennial of the Peruvian Navy. The two delegations also made initial preparations for the Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX), a biennial, bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise hosted by the Peruvian Navy. As with every MST this year, the U.S. and Peruvian delegation shared health crisis management lessons learned from each country’s respective experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.“The United States and Peru have enjoyed a close relationship at sea since 1920, when the U.S. naval mission to Peru began. Our current range of topics and the ease of discussion underscore a mature, special friendship, with subjects covering the spectrum of naval operations. We especially appreciate learning from the Peruvian Navy’s experience during the pandemic. It’s inspiring hearing their personal and professional stories of leadership and service. We have much to look forward to in 2021, especially helping Peru celebrate their Navy’s 200th anniversary.” said Rear Adm. Gabrielson.
On Monday, protests sweeping the United States over the death of George Floyd reverberated on the other side of the globe when thousands marched in solidarity on the streets of New Zealand. The rallies were peaceful in contrast to the days of violent protests in the US after Floyd, an African-American, died after being handcuffed and as a white police officer, who has since been charged with murder, knelt on his neck. In Auckland, about 2,000 people marched to the US Consulate chanting “no justice no peace” and “black lives matter”. Another 500 gathered in Christchurch, and a large crowd was expected to maintain a candlelit vigil outside the parliament buildings in Wellington. Nigerian-New Zealand musician, Mazbou Q, who organised the protest, said the gatherings were not just about the death of Floyd. Topics : Iran’s foreign ministry Monday called on the US to “stop violence” against its own people following protests across the country over the death of black American man George Floyd.”To the American people: the world has heard your outcry over the state of oppression. The world is standing with you,” spokesman Abbas Mousavi said at a news conference in Tehran.”And to the American officials and police: stop violence against your people and let them breathe,” he told reporters in English.
The property offers a huge rental income in the heart of Brisbane’s hottest cafe suburb.BLUE chip location? Check!Elevated 910sq m block? Check!Gross income $118,000 per year? CHECK!The listing of 24-26 Hazlewood Street New Farm has caused a gleeful rush from buyers looking to lock down a deal that’s reeks of opportunity.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe holding is moments from the CBDThe flats have been in the same family for decades and they’ve always looked after the building’s maintenance, according to LJ Hooker New Farm principal, Brett Greensill.“It’s been owned in the family since they built the flats in the 1950s so it hasn’t changed hands for over 60 years,” Mr Greensill said. The building is great but the potential is in the landComprising eight x one bedroom flats, the two level brick structure also provides one car space for each resident.Mr Greensill said the property was listed last week and there has been a lot of inquiry since.“The interest has been significant — because its two lots, 910sq m in elevated New Farm position surrounded by houses is a pretty rare offering,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair at Twitter at @kieranclair