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By Lorena Baires/Diálogo May 17, 2019 Units of U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) and the Salvadoran Armed Force (FAES, in Spanish), will work jointly to provide free specialized medical services to rural communities besieged by crime in El Salvador. The first Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), part of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Together Forward initiative, took place March 25-April 8, 2019, in the coastal area of Conchagua municipality, La Unión department. The objective of the mission is to assist different Salvadoran populations twice a year for five years. “We thank SOUTHCOM for joining efforts to assist people with limited resources — many suffering from chronic diseases — and bringing them the medication they need,” said Honduran Army Colonel Juan Guardado, head of Civil Affairs for FAES General Staff. “This exercise will train personnel from both countries to offer medical assistance and health education to communities with limited resources in remote locations.” In Conchagua, which faces the Gulf of Fonseca, health services are limited and medical personnel lack specialization. “Most beneficiaries don’t have the financial means to go to a hospital or pay a private clinic and keep their conditions under control,” said Conchagua Mayor Jesús Medina. “That’s why we are grateful to SOUTHCOM and FAES. Our people received top-notch medical assistance, and even patients with serious chronic conditions were cared for.” The challenges The organizers installed a campsite at the Ministry of Health’s Family Health Community Unit to assist residents from Loma Larga, El Volcancillo, and Condadillo districts, as well as Valle Nuevo, Monares, San Ramón, and La Brea villages. About 7,200 people received medical care. “We had a common goal from the beginning: help the poorest in the country. That helped us work together,” said U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Héctor Nieves, ARSOUTH’s medical team coordinator. “Everyone had a partner from the other country, so we complemented each other with the knowledge we both had.” During the first days, the combined team conducted a general assessment of both medical and logistics needs. Some of the challenges to overcome were educational barriers and teaching people about hygiene habits to prevent illnesses. “As days passed, more people signed up for a medical checkup. They couldn’t believe that it was all free,” said Loyda Reyes, head of the Municipal Development Unit of Conchagua. “This serves as a pilot test to identify illnesses that exist in the area, so they can be treated every six months for five years.” Diagnoses Military specialists identified the main diseases in the area: respiratory tract infections, fungal infections, dermatitis, and bronchitis. “Some 40 percent of the population also suffers from urinary tract infections, due to low hydration and the high temperatures recorded in the village,” said Army Major Humberto Hernández, doctor and head of FAES Military Health Battalion. The team also identified chronic degenerative diseases such as high blood pressure, chronic gastritis, and diabetes. “The main issue is education, because people don’t know how to maintain a balanced diet or keep hygiene routines that would prevent illnesses or infections,” Sgt. Nieves said. “It was rewarding to assist people who hadn’t seen a doctor in more than a year and treat their illnesses.” Carlos Morales came from El Jagüey district with his youngest child. The boy had a strong fever, had stopped eating, and drank little water. The family tried to treat him with home remedies to no avail. “Doctors explained that the child had a severe ear infection. Hence the fever and headaches,” said Morales as he waited for medication. “I am relieved that a doctor examined my son, because we didn’t know what to do to ease his pain.” Military doctors, 15 from ARSOUTH and 25 from FAES, took part in Together Forward’s first mission. The second exercise will be held in August 2019 in Zacatecoluca municipality in the south. The military will continue to exchange experiences to offer joint humanitarian assistance to communities of hard-to-reach and disadvantaged areas.
France: A ceremony to mark the official start of work on Rennes’ 12 km VAL mini-metro was due to take place on January 6.Germany: Stadtwerke Mainz AG has taken delivery of the first of 16 GT6M-ZR 100% low-floor light rail cars from Adtranz; they will be used on the Finthen – Hechtsheim route.Great Britain: Altram consortium of Ansaldo Trasporti, John Laing and Serco Group, has announced plans to build another seven light rail vehicles as part of its 17-year concession to build a 7 km extension to Manchester’s Metrolink, and operate the entire light rail network.London Underground has prequalified three consortia for its Connect radio communication project. They are Gensys, led by GPT, and consortia led by Racal/BRT and BT.Iran: Alcatel SEL has won a US$20m contract for signalling equipment for Tehran metro Line 1.Mexico: On November 26 Bombardier-Concarril announced that it had won a US$131·5m contract to refurbish 28 nine-car MP-68 rubber-tyred Mexico City metro sets, plus four spare cars; work will be carried out at Bombardier-Concarril’s Sahagun works, with delivery of reconditioned sets over two years from autumn this year.USA: Raytheon Infrastructure Services Inc has ordered a US$17m microprocessor-based train control system from Harmon Industries Inc, providing automatic train identification for the initial Bayonne – Hoboken section of New Jersey’s Hudson – Bergen light rail line.Bids are due in February for construction and equipping of a standard gauge fully automated mini-metro linking Jamaica and Howard Beach stations with New York’s JFK airport.Philadelphia’s Market – Frankford line has restored evening and weekend services following completion of a $326m redecking of a steel viaduct.
Floyd Mayweather has often appeared on these pages and, despite being the best boxer in the world, it is his behaviour outside of the ring that garners the majority of the headlines.Why just recently we had him flashing his jewellery collection, getting into a mass brawl with rapper T.I. and explaining what pop-singer turned Bernard Manning impersonator Justin Bieber was doing leading him into the ring.Mayweather is also known to place mind blowing bets on sporting events, burn $100 bills in nightclubs, eat his Frosties with personalised, diamond-encrusted silverware and have an iPod worth $50,000.With career earnings of around $400m he can well afford it, but it does leave a somewhat unsavoury taste in the mouth.That is until you find out the REASON he is spending all this money. And that is reason is? Because his spending habits have been “predestined” by God.Yes ‘Money’ Mayweather exclusively revealed on his Instagram account at the weekend that he had spoken to God and the big cheese told him to keep on spending. “Yachts, private jets, foreign cars, mansions, unlimited shopping sprees, and I am just getting started!” said Mayweather.”I spoke to God last night and I asked: ‘Is there a problem with how this lavish KING is living down here on earth?’ and God said: ‘NO it was already predestined.”So I guess we can expect plenty more tales of excess to come from Mayweather in the future.Whether God has also “predestined” him to go through his entire career unbeaten remains to be seen but we suspect there might be a bit of schadenfreude doing the rounds if he ever does get knocked out.