NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) 2012 Prospectus

first_imgNewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 prospectus For more information about NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NewGold Issuer Limited (GLD.gh)  2012 prospectus Company ProfileNewGold Issuer Limited is an investment holding company managing NewGold Exchange Traded Fund which is a Sharia-compliant exchange traded fund (ETF) launched by ABSA Capital. The fund allows institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in commodity markets and gold bullion. The company offers a service which tracks the gold spot price. Debentures are fully-backed by physical gold bullion with each debenture equivalent to approximately 1.100th of a fine troy ounce of gold bullion which is held with a secure depository on behalf on investors at an annual fee of 0.4% of its value. They are easily obtained through member stockbrokers in the relevant jurisdiction, through the Absa internet banking portal and in South Africa through the Investment Plan administered by Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS). NewGold Exchange Traded Fund was launched in 2004 and is domiciled in South Africa. At the time of its launch, it was the third commodity EFT in the world and, until recently, the only commodity EFT listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). It has secondary listings on stock exchanges in Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Namibia and Ghana. NewGold Issuer Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Lloyds Bank share price slump! I’d buy this high-dividend-yield FTSE 100 stock instead

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 | More on: HSBA LLOY Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. When I wrote about FTSE 100 bank Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) on Monday, its price had hit a four-month low of 55.3p. At its last close, it hit a new low of 52.01p. As tempting as it might be to buy one of the most liquid FTSE 100 shares, the fact remains that nothing has changed for it fundamentally.  Linked to the UK economy It’s not as if Lloyds Bank is without its potential as a growth stock. It might be a big gainer if the UK economy turns around significantly. For a believer in the UK economy’s growth prospects and in LLOY itself, the 18.3% fall in share price from the start of the year is a good time to buy.  5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Better hedged than Lloyds Bank But I think that for all other investors, another FTSE 100 banking and financial services entity, HSBC (LSE: HSBA), would be a better stock to consider. It too has seen a share price fall since the start of the year, both due to the overall market slowdown and a poor set of recent results. But the extent of decline is less than half of that seen for LLOY. At the last close, its share price was 539.7p, down 9.3% from the level at which it started 2020.  It’s also a more global business, making it better hedged against uncertain economic conditions in the UK than Lloyds. The first signs of the UK’s economic bounce-back are evident, but how far they are sustained will depend on the final Brexit deal. If the UK sees better growth in the future, this would be a win for Lloyds. But if it doesn’t, then HSBC will be better off.  That HSBC’s stock has a far better performance record over the last decade is a huge comfort factor for me. Unlike Lloyds, whose share price has never gone back to the pre-financial crisis days, HSBC’s share price regained a lot of lost ground not long after the crisis hit.  Higher dividend yield It also has a better dividend yield of 7.2% than that of Lloyds at 6.5%. And it intends to maintain its dividend policy, despite the deep ongoing restructuring at the bank. However, HSBC has kept the dividend amount flat over the years, giving Lloyds an edge here. In 2019, the latter increased the payout by 5%. Going by the current trend of a sharper fall in its share price and increase in dividends, over time it may well offer a better passive income than HSBC.  But that’s speculation. In making an investing decision for the long term, I’d consider two things. One, the fate of the UK economy. And two, the financial prospects of each. Both banks have reported disappointing numbers recently, and with uncertainty in the overall environment, their successive updates will show which one is better placed, even though both are large and stable enough to be able to get through a negative patch, I believe. As things stand, I like HSBC compared to Lloyds as I think it’s safer and more lucrative, though the UK-focused bank’s passive income isn’t bad either. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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I’d buy this high-dividend-yield FTSE 100 stock instead center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

A New Norris House / University of Tennessee

first_imgA New Norris House / University of TennesseeSave this projectSaveA New Norris House / University of Tennessee “COPY” Houses Projects Save this picture!©  © Ken McCown+ 20 Share Architects: University of Tennessee Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:   © Ken McCownText description provided by the architects. As part of the Norris Dam construction project in 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority put together a community in Norris, Tennessee. A series of homes were built to be featured as models for modern and efficient living. Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an interdisciplinary team of University of Tennessee students and faculty set out to reinterpret the Norris example and create A New Norris House; a new sustainable home designed for the 21st century.Save this picture!©  © Ken McCownThe project was initially selected as one of six winners of the EPA’s People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition in 2009. Since this conception, the design has used state of the art technologies and techniques. By utilizing energy conscious design strategies and off-site construction methods, the team set its goal on being the first LEED Platinum project built by the University. Save this picture!©  © Ken McCownWith the idea of a design-build project, the challenges were more than just designing the model home. The next big step was responding to and reforming the legal constraints that currently defer sustainable home construction. To do this, students met with many community residents, researched necessary codes, and worked with the city and state municipals. Even with median home prices and the town’s status on the National Register of Historic Districts, the project was also able to address affordability. Save this picture!©  © Ken McCownBy confronting the legal, social, and aesthetic issues that currently limit green construction, the students were able to resolve these issues along with technological and scientific challenges. The New Norris House is registered with the US Green Building Council as part of its LEED for Homes programs, and projects achievement of a Platinum rating.Save this picture!©  © Ken McCownA tour of A New Norris HouseMarketing video for A New Norris HouseProject gallerySee allShow lessKirkkojärvi Comprehensive School / Verstas ArchitectsArticlesUrban Farm Design CompetitionArticles Share United States Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166831/a-new-norris-house-university-of-tennessee Clipboard Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Norris, United States 2011 ArchDaily A New Norris House / University of Tennessee Area:  768 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166831/a-new-norris-house-university-of-tennessee Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUniversity of TennesseeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSustainabilityHousesNorrisUnited StatesPublished on September 07, 2011Cite: “A New Norris House / University of Tennessee” 07 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Man charged with assaulting, pointing gun at wife

first_img Twitter Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Twitter Previous articlePictures Of The Week 1-7-18Next article011019_Rodeo Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsLaw Enforcement Facebook Pinterest Man charged with assaulting, pointing gun at wife By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Arturo Chavez Jr. A 42-year-old man allegedly kicked, bit, slapped and pointed a loaded handgun at his wife, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office affidavit detailed. Arturo Chavez Jr. was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony. The alleged assault happened between 11 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday at 11320 63rd St., in West Odessa, the affidavit stated. Chavez reportedly assaulted his wife by kicking, biting, slapping, striking her with objects and dragging her body across the room by her hair, which caused her physical pain and bodily injury. The wife stated that Chavez grabbed his firearm, a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber handgun, from their bedroom, the affidavit detailed. Chavez loaded the firearm and began pointing it at his wife, threatening to kill her and their three children. Chavez was reportedly intoxicated at the time of his arrest. There were several empty beer bottles and a liquor bottle on the kitchen table, which the wife stated Chavez drank. Chavez was charged, arrested and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He had one bond totaling $15,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, jail records show.last_img read more

Donegal woman had sex with man six years her senior when she was 13

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – June 16, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter News Donegal woman had sex with man six years her senior when she was 13 Facebook Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A girl has told a court in Donegal that she had sex in a national school shelter with an older man when she was only 13 and still playing with Barbie dolls.The girl, who is now 20, said she had full sex three times in three successive nights with the man who was 19.The man, who is now 26-years-old, denied three sex assaults on the girl in September 2003 in south  Donegal.Investigating Garda Liam Feeney told that during his inquiries he took possession of documents started by the girl, including a diary and a colour-coded list.There were names of men she said she had sex with and there was a check-list so she could trace back names if she became pregnant. The defendant’s name was on the lists.A statement to Gda Feeney was read in court in which the defendant said he believed the girl was 17 and she made the first move when she sat in his lap and started kissing him outside a hospital.Earlier, Eileen O’Leary, prosecuting, told the jury that there was no suggestion that the defendant forced himself on the girl. Ms O’Leary also told the jury that the girl’s consent could not be a defence when she was under 15 years of age.The hearing continues today.center_img Previous articleEuropean Parliament backs annual payment of €15 million to the IFINext articleCouncil begins legal challenge to HSA investigation of fatal crash News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Can Govt. Grant For Advocates’ Welfare Be Disbursed As Loans, Imposing Conditions Of Interest, Repayment?: AP HC Asks [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCan Govt. Grant For Advocates’ Welfare Be Disbursed As Loans, Imposing Conditions Of Interest, Repayment?: AP HC Asks [Read Order] Mehal Jain30 Aug 2020 5:40 AMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh has directed the Special Committee headed by the Advocate General, constituted for the disbursement of the state government grant of Rs. 25 crores for the welfare of the lawyer community, to consider whether such amount can be distributed by way of loan, imposing interest and also repayment. Justice Ninala Jayasurya was considering a writ petition by advocate Syed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Andhra Pradesh has directed the Special Committee headed by the Advocate General, constituted for the disbursement of the state government grant of Rs. 25 crores for the welfare of the lawyer community, to consider whether such amount can be distributed by way of loan, imposing interest and also repayment. Justice Ninala Jayasurya was considering a writ petition by advocate Syed Ziauddin challenging the proceedings dated 10th August of the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh, contemplating to provide loans to the needy advocates out of the amount released by the state government with repayment and interest clause as illegal and arbitrary. The Single Judge noted that the Government of Andhra Pradesh had announced a grant of Rs. 100 crores for the welfare of the advocate community. Out of the said amount, an amount of Rs.25 crores has been released. For the purpose of dispersing the said amount, a special committee was constituted under the chairmanship of the Advocate General. The committee has decided to provide health insurance to the needy advocates and also to provide loan facilities to them, who have already filed COP applications or declarations. The committee also called for digital application through an online platform from 10th August 4 PM to 16th August 4 PM, with Bar Association Certificate/ID card and self-declaration. However the committee’s decision has come to be communicated through a letter of the Bar Council vide proceedings of 10th August. The petitioner has submitted that the said proceedings are contrary to section 6(2) of the Advocates’ Act and contrary to the Government Order dated July8. “Section 6(2) of the Act clearly states that Bar Council shall provide assistance and not loan. The wording there used is only Assistance and not loan. In case of Assistance, there cannot be any repayment”, it is urged. It is further pointed out that the said Grant was released by the Government through a GO dated 08.07.2020. The GO, issued with respect to release of Rs.25 crores towards Trust for Welfare of Lawyers, says: “The said amount shall be utilized for the welfare of the needy Advocates selected by the committee under the Chairmanship of Advocate General, High Court of Andhra Pradesh along with Four (4) Bar Council members selected by him in consultation with the Chairman, Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh. The guidelines shall be prescribed by the Committee with regard to disbursal of the amount.” The petitioner further submitted that the grant of loan on payment of interest is not just or confers any benefit to the advocate community, that too, in the prevailing pandemic situation as the advocates are put to a lot of sufferance. “Although the Counsel for the petitioner raised several contentions and sought for suspension of the proceedings dated 10th August, this court is not inclined to grant the said interim relief without giving an opportunity to the concerned respondents to file their counters”, opined the Single Bench. However, the bench noted that the petitioner has submitted a representation on 10th August to the Bar Council to not impose any interest on the loan proposed to be granted to the needy advocates, and that without considering the said representation, the Bar Council is proceeding to process the loan applications. “As the representation dated 10th August is stated to have been made to the Bar Council, the Bar Council is directed to place the same before the Special Committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Advocate General for the purpose of disbursement of the amount”, ordered the High Court, adding that it shall be for the said Committee to take appropriate action on the representation made by the petitioner and the same shall be considered by the special committee as expeditiously as possible within a period of two weeks.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Student wins business contribution award

first_imgOwen Graham, a 19-year-old gap-year student from Dublin, has won The Year inIndustry Contribution to the Business Award, sponsored by the EngineeringEmployers’ Federation. Working with the National Grid Transco Company, Graham spent a year atNetwork Mapping investigating alternative methods for referencing digitalphotography captured during aerial survey work. The scheme is designed to enable high calibre pre-university students toexperience real project work in industry. During his placement, Graham devised an automatic technique that will halvethe cost of the company’s mapping procedures and reduce processing time. Other participating companies this year included Bayer Cropscience, Dstl,Unitek Displays, BNFL, Kawasaki Precision Machinery, Dara and British Energy. Anne Minto, HR director at Centrica and chair of the judging panel, said:”The companies that offer high-quality business placements for these youngpeople are now reaping the rewards. By providing challenging placement andexcellent support, these young people have repaid them with wonderfulachievements.” Students earn a salary, usually between £8,500 to £11,000, while gainingindustrial experience to help with their degree and employment prospects. Some26 per cent of the intake go on to gain a first class honours degree, comparedwith the national average of just 10 per cent. Feedback shows 86 per cent of company managers say the scheme has had animmediate impact on their organisation and 98 per cent would recommend it. Manycompanies view the placements as a 12-month interview process. Weblink www.uini.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Student wins business contribution awardOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Drilling permit for well 6604/6-1 in production licence 894

first_img Image: The drilling programme for well 6604/6-1 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 894. Photo courtesy of QR9iudjz0/Freeimages. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Dea Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6604/6-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 6604/6-1 will be drilled from the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility at position 66°36’15.35″N and 4°53’56.34″E after a stay at the shipyard.The drilling programme for well 6604/6-1 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 894. Wintershall Dea Norge AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 per cent. The other licensees are Equinor Energy AS (40 per cent) and Petoro AS (20 per cent).The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 6604/5, 6604/6, 6605/4, 6605/5 and 6605/7. The well will be drilled approx. 56 kilometres south of the Asterix discovery (6705/10-1), 15 kilometres east of the Balderbrå discovery (6604/5-1) and 110 kilometres southwest of the Aasta Hansteen field.Production licence 894 was awarded on 10 February 2017 (APA 2016). This is the second well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Release The drilling programme for well 6604/6-1 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 894last_img read more

Longtime University athletics photographer dies

first_imgMike Bennett, a photographer who spent nearly 40 years capturing major moments in Notre Dame athletics history, died Monday after a short battle with cancer, according to a University press release published Tuesday. He was 69 years old.Bennett was a ubiquitous presence at University sporting events, the release said. Photo courtesy of Zach Zeller University athletics photographer Mike Bennett died Monday after a short battle with cancer.“Often armed with multiple cameras and brightly colored shirt-and-tie combinations, Bennett had a warm smile and positive demeanor that made him a beloved figure among student-athletes, coaches and anyone who spent enough time around the Irish program,” the release said.A native of South Bend, Bennett aspired to photograph Notre Dame athletics since a young age and started working in photography in 1974, according to the release. He photographed his first Notre Dame football game in 1982.Since 1986, the company Bennett founded, Lighthouse Images, has “furnished a large majority of Notre Dame athletics’ photography needs,” the release said.Athletics director Jack Swarbrick saluted Bennett’s service to the University, saying the photographer brought a spirit of optimism to everything he did.“Mike Bennett made everything and everyone he touched better — the natural consequence of his uncompromising professionalism and unfailingly positive personality,” Swarbrick said in the release. “Mike’s smile and his willingness to help both were ever-present. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but his memory, his impact and the images he captured will remain part of the fabric of Notre Dame Athletics for years to come.”Many current Notre Dame athletics officials, including head football coach Brian Kelly, head women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw and men’s head basketball coach Mike Brey paid tribute to Bennett.“Mike’s impact on people went beyond Notre Dame and our football program,” Kelly said in the release. “He was always willing to lend a hand to the Kelly Cares Foundation and so many other organizations over the years, asking for nothing in return. He was always there to tell a story, which he did through pictures. Paqui and I will miss him greatly, as will the Notre Dame family.”McGraw said Bennett was present for all of her team’s big moments over the years, including two national championships in 2001 and 2018.“I can’t think of a celebration that we have had at Notre Dame in which Mike Bennett wasn’t a part of. He was there for every big moment, from the start of our season with the team photo, all the way to the Final Four,” McGraw said in the release.Bennett wasn’t just the team photographer, McGraw said.“He was always so much more than a photographer to us — he was a part of our women’s basketball family,” she said. “Whenever I think of him it brings a smile to my face. He will always be a part of us and we will treasure his memory every time we see one of his iconic photos.”Brey said Bennett always stood out among the photographers covering a particular event.“After games or at athletic department events, there can be a number of different photographers taking photos, but I always knew to look for Mike and his lens,” Brey said in the release. “He was such a class act.”Bennett married his wife Sue in 1975, and the couple has three daughters.In 2003, the release said, Bennett was presented with an honorary monogram jacket. In a note written the next day, the photographer reflected on his work and expressed a hope that he was contributing, at least in a small way, to the ethos of the University.“I have had the honor and privilege to capture many Notre Dame moments over the past 20 years,” Bennett wrote. “… But Notre Dame has done so much more for me than I could ever do for Her — the roar of the football stadium, the quietness of the Grotto and the friendships. It’s amazing, only at Notre Dame! So if I can capture a moment in time to bring back a memory or stir up an emotion, then I hope I am contributing a very small part to the Notre Dame Spirit, past, present and future.”Tags: Brian Kelly, Jack Swarbrick, Mike Bennett, Mike Brey, Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame Athletics, photographylast_img read more

Colombian Delegation Tours Wounded Warrior Facilities

first_imgBy Dialogo November 05, 2012 U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South personnel escorted the commanding general of Colombia’s Military Forces and a delegation of public and private Colombian leaders as they visited Brooke Army Medical Center’s Center for the Intrepid, the Fisher House Foundation and the Warrior and Family Support Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on October 24-25. The two-day visit was designed to highlight the value of the Center for the Intrepid in treating our wounded warriors and to allow the delegation to gain an understanding of the role the U.S. private sector plays in supporting and caring for our wounded warriors, said Colonel Jaime Henry, a Colombian foreign liaison officer assigned to U.S. Army South. Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, the commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), accompanied General Alejandro Navas, the commanding general of Colombia’s Military forces, and approximately ten other public and private sector leaders as they toured the facilities and attended briefings by staff members. “This visit will afford us an opportunity to share with our guest delegation what we’ve learned from partnering with organizations like the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Fisher House Foundation in caring for Military members catastrophically disabled or severely injured while serving their country,” said Jorge Silveira, acting director of SOUTHCOM’s Partnering Directorate. “Thanks to this partnership, the Center for the Intrepid has helped more than 780 wounded warriors make remarkable recoveries to remain on active duty or return to civilian life. This visit will afford our guests a chance to see first-hand what can be accomplished for wounded veterans through public-private partnerships and with the caring support of a community of caring citizens.” According to Colombia’s Ministry of Defense website, 483 members of Colombia’s Public Security Forces (which includes Military and police) were killed while serving during 2011 and 2,088 were injured, many of them requiring care similar to what U.S. Soldiers receive after they’re injured in combat. Silveira said it’s important to share ideas, knowledge and experiences with committed partner nation militaries such as Colombia in order to find effective solutions to common problems. “Almost 13,000 Colombian soldiers have been wounded by IEDs since 1996,” said Silveira. “With this visit, we hope to help them get one step closer to realizing their vision of a center fully dedicated to caring, treating and rehabilitating military members who are seriously injured while defending the nation. Through continued engagement and collaboration in this area, we also hope to ensure we can capitalize on the synergies and interoperability of our centers for the good of the patients they care for.”last_img read more