India can provide security solutions in the region say one of the country s topmost C4I experts.Sharing his views on India s role in providing security solutions to the region, Milind Kulshreshtha, an Indian C4I expert says The aim of every Government is to create a strong deterrence against all sorts of crimes through the use of Police Force and other Agencies to ensure unnecessary violence in all forms is curtailed to bring in peace and tranquillity for Nation s prosperity. However, to achieve these existing resources require to be optimally utilized through means like today s modern digital Command and Control System. This can make deployment of an optimum force level as per the threat perceived using tools like Analytics and Predictive Policing. In turn, here the Threat Perception emerges from the Real time situational awareness built over the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Recce) information. A robust ISR can be the way ahead to achieve the deterrence and help in deployment of armed Police Force optimally. This means that the Command and Control system shall be based on an effective and robust communication network, thereby making Policing role based on a true C3I (Command, Control, Communication amp; Intelligence) system, Milind Kulshreshtha explains.The statement of President Nayib Bukele, of El Salvador, said that The police and the armed forces must prioritise safeguarding their lives, those of their companions and honest citizens. The use of lethal weapons is authorized in self defence or defence of lives of Salvadoreans already sets the stage of fundamentals of C3I algorithms.According to the C4I expert, The C3I shall require induction of some of the new sensors like Unmanned) Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Analytic through Artificial Intelligence (AI). The solutions like UAVs and AI can be included smoothly within the framework of C3I at a much lesser expense. India has a flourishing industry for all these advanced technologies. UAVsUAVs are the latest aerial means to gather real time ISR information. The two types of drones which have relevance here are the smaller fixed wing and rotary drones. The fixed wing UAVs can be pre programmed to effectively undertake surveillance over the larger area, even while locking the camera gimbal on a specific spot (as per the operator s attention area). For night operations, the payload can be the Infra Red camera fitted on the UAV, and these have a resolution to even identify the shape of a motorcycle rider, and further, target tracking capability can calculate the route and future direction viz. destination of the vehicle, the C4I expert adds. Adding, Further, to maintain a closer lookout, a rotary drone can play an effective role, whereas provision exists to land the rotary drone in an area to provide a vigil and the drone can be flown back or re positioned at a new vantage point. An analytics run on the images can produce some valuable insights into the operation methodologies of each of the gang uniquely, yet again, helping in the predictive policing. Remarkably, the use of a grenade launcher drone can become an effective deterrence tool to discourage gang wars. An explosive carrying drone in a night can create a high deterrence within a group of mis adventurous lot, depending on the darkness as a shield, he suggests.Predictive PolicingIn his expert opinion, the Threat Perception ' based on real time ISR information can assist in predictive policing. Newer tools can assist in identifying geographical and time spot areas of crime, create a profile of the criminal groups. and help create virtual Police . The Analysis of the patterns formed by frequent offenders shall be developed on multiple elements.Personnel Training: A Simulator based training of Police personnel can assist in the implementation of the new era sensors and tools for ease of learning by the police, so that such hi tech measures become a norm in everyday crime prevention activities.There are huge opportunities for the Indian private sector to deliver such Simulators, in form of Hardware and Software. And also, to the region for selling drones, night vision devices, body armour as well as related equipment.US Central America trade and investments In 2004, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica had entered into the Central America Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA DR) with the United States. The US is also the major source of official development aid with annual average spending of $700 million between 2016 and 2017 focused on strengthening political, social and economic conditions in the region. Through the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), the United States invested almost $500 million to combat criminal organizations and illegal trafficking in Central America, Ravi Bangar, Former Ambassador of India to Colombia amp; Ecuador, tells Financial Express Online.China Taiwan Central AmericaChina s presence in CA has been growing since the late nineties with a breakthrough in 2007 when Costa Rica became the first country in the region to end diplomatic ties with Taiwan. Currently, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. China is recognised by Costa Rica and Panama.According to Ravi Bangar, While the US in recent times signalled to step back from the region, China is quietly advancing extending its development assistance in terms of grants and soft credits and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to "America s backyard ".The first Central American country to sign a BRI agreement was Panama. With almost 6% of the total global maritime trade passing through the country, China s main interest undoubtedly was the Panama Canal. Against the backdrop of the ongoing trade tensions between China and the US and the COVID 19 pandemic, Central America could benefit from the ongoing decoupling process. China will not cease to exploit the US s indifference and negligence to increase its influence.India Central AmericaThe former envoy to the region says, India having played a leading role in rushing medicines to fight COVID virus must now double its efforts to expand its footprints in those very regions where it extended a hand of friendship and emerged as a lifesaver. What India needs to have on its must do list is to craft a smart comprehensive regional policy that invariably includes country specific action plans to enhance relevance and mutual benefits. India should try to fast track MOU with Inter American Development bank. This could bring considerable geopolitical as well as economic benefits. India, apart from its own financial and development partnership assistance, could also explore leveraging it to tap into the financial assistance extended by the UN and multilateral lending agencies. India with BRICS partners could play a significant role in the region s development including with new structures like New Development Bank of BRICS which has an agreement with Inter American Development Bank.
Paris based businessman Hadelin de Ponteves, 31, has achieved a lot at a young age. It s because of his relentless hard work and dedication that his online education business continues to flourish. So much so, that while the pandemic proved to be a bane for most businesses, Hadelin s endeavour only witnessed success.
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If poetry was the literary form of the First World War, it was fiction that best expressed the reality of the Second. My next door neighbour for many years, Colonel Peter Peyman, was a veteran of Dunkirk. As a young subaltern he d fought in the rearguard and had been lucky to be evacuated. After his death his widow bequeathed me his small library of books on Dunkirk, all works of reputable military history. They are thick with marginalia: Rubbish , Never happened , Wrong I was there and so forth. One can read a sentence like, The 3rd battalion advanced under an artillery barrage and suffered many casualties and, while acknowledging that the 3rd Battalion must have indeed advanced, have no sense of what it was to undergo the actual experience of being part of that fatal manoeuvre. In writing about war and warfare, the subjective view always wins over the objective when it comes to answering the fundamental question: What Was It Really Like? And this is where the novel comes into its own. As if in response to this demand the Imperial War Museum has begun publishing a series of forgotten novels about the Second World War under the rubric of Imperial War Museum Classics (IWM). The criteria are fairly strict: the novels must have been written by people who directly experienced those aspects of the war they narrate and the books themselves must have literary merit . The first four titles were published last year and now we have numbers five and six: Fred Majdalany s Patrol (published in 1953) and Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day (1960). Each novel, in its own way, makes for singular and compelling reading, and not just because of the authenticity of the experiences related. Fred Majdalany s short novel is set in the North African desert in 1943, after the Allied invasion of Operation Torch. As the title suggests it is the account of one particular patrol undertaken by a handful of men led by an officer called Major Tim Sheldon with the objective of scouting out one small strongpoint in the German lines. In fact the ordering and assembling of the patrol and the patrol itself bookend a long flashback where Sheldon remembers his convalescence in Algiers after sustaining an earlier wound. He visits a brothel. He becomes obsessed with one of his nurses and they have a brief affair before he returns to the front. Majdalany himself served in the Lancashire Fusiliers in North Africa and Italy and like all the IWM novels Patrol reeks with the details, textures and felt life of unrivalled autobiographical information. However, what sets his novel apart is the way he gives the context of this tiny local engagement its full import in the great scheme of the war. One can see how the individual soldier is the unwitting agent of a complexity of military decision making stretching further and further away, back to distant generals at a distant HQ. In this instance the mission of this particular patrol is arrived at almost by happenstance. Some sort of patrolling activity is mooted by a brigadier to keep the men on their toes. A place name on a map catches an adjutant s eye; he lazily suggests it as an objective for no specific strategic reason. Army wheels are set in motion and, on one particular night, Tim Sheldon and six soldiers creep out into the darkness of the African desert to meet their fate. This is how Majdalany sees the process, cast in a powerful metaphor: To have a spear point you had to have a spear, though at times it did seem to take an awful lot of shaft to support very little point; but that was a prejudiced notion usually confined to those who chanced to be attached to the point rather than the shaft. The tone of this passage is typical and it also applies to Elstob s novel, as well as the other four IWM Classics published in 2019. Together these novels produce a remarkable harmony of voice: a world weary cynicism and resigned stoicism. None relies on any kind of martial heroism or the language of that trope to make its point. War is deeply boring and uncomfortable, and intermittently utterly terrifying. You can hate your fellow soldiers as easily as like them. The officers commanding you may well be arrogant fools and idiots. You feel no great antagonism towards the enemy and a baleful eye is cast on those back home . The battlefield in Peter Elstob s Warriors for the Working Day is Normandy after the 1944 invasion. His alter ego is a young tank commander called Michael Brook. The Sherman tank that Brook commands has a crew of five and the novel is intimate with the relationships between the competing personalities on board. There is plenty of banter and the graveyard humour of men confined in a tiny shared space is underscored by the knowledge that the Sherman was outgunned and under armoured in comparison to the German tanks it was fighting. In his excellent introduction Alan Jeffreys reminds us that Shermans, susceptible to catching fire when hit, were nicknamed Ronsons after the advertising slogan used to pro mote Ronson cigarette lighters lighters that lit first time, every time . Beneath the coarse camaraderie is the knowledge that, when in action, the tank crew was in near permanent, acute, potentially fatal danger. It added a very dark edge to their wisecracks. Warriors for the Working Day is an exceptionally gripping account of what it must have been like to be a member of a tank crew as it fought its way through Normandy and across France towards the German frontier. It is a more conventional novel than Patrol, however. For all its pace and vivid colour Elstob has a tendency to reach for a clich rather too often and, like many novels of its era, relies on a kind of cor blimey demotic to convey character that hasn t aged well: They was windy that s what they was windy. They seen a few Jerry tanks and they said Oo la la we ve ad it and they scarpered orf ome. But the overall sensibility of Warriors is very similar to Patrol. Terms such as heroism, pluck, fighting spirit, derring do and the other indulgent euphemisms meant to spur on men at war are in short supply. Men do behave heroically but with little forethought, more as a matter of instinct and survival than with a view of anything legendary and glorious. Postwar, both Majdalany and Elstob had successful careers as writers. In addition to Patrol, Majdalany wrote a fine novel about the battle of Monte Cassino called The Monastery as well as writing military histories and working as a journalist for the Daily Mail. Elstob also wrote well received works of military history, but his progress after the war was altogether more rackety and unconventional. As an entrepreneur he and a partner made a fortune from a beauty product they invented called Yeast Pac. He was also a successful balloonist he almost made a transatlantic crossing in 1958 and for many years he was a stalwart vice president of the writers organisation English PEN. However, Warriors is his magnum opus, just as Patrol is for Fred Majdalany. But Patrol, I would argue, is more than just a grittily authentic voice from the front line; more than just a clear eyed, unromantic record of lived wartime experience. Majdalany is evidently aware of the many literary resources available to a novelist and his exploration of the mind of Tim Sheldon often verges on very cleverly handled, impressionistic stream of consciousness a stylistic choice not often found in war novels. Moreover, the book is shaped with deliberate knowingness, its structure carefully and cleverly coming full circle, allowing it to be ranked alongside that other great book about the North African campaign, Keith Douglas s remarkable memoir Alamein to Zem Zem (1946). One of the consequences of this Imperial War Museum series is that it permits us to see how the novel came to be the dominant literary form of the Second World War an intriguing contrast to the First World War, where poetry more or less reigned unchallenged as the way the imagination might engage with the conflict. Poetry was written by combatants between 1939 and 1945, but compared to the mass of excellent novels that were produced about the war it seems almost a pastime rather than a vocation. Perhaps this is to do with the fact that serious poetry after the First World War had become modern and difficult and therefore appealed to an intellectual minority, while the novel was democratic and flourishing. Also, the soldiers of the Second World War were better educated and better read throughout the ranks than their equivalents in 1914 18. Novel writing was not an elite pursuit. Confronted by the astonishing subject matter that they were living through, soldiers, sailors and aviators decided that the novel was the best medium to try to make sense of what they were experiencing the madness of a world at war as this superb series will no doubt continue to demonstrate. William Boyd s new novel, Trio , will be published in October this year Patrol By Fred MajdalanyImperial War Museum Classics, 192pp, 8.99 Warriors for the Working Day By Peter ElstobImperial War Museum Classics, 320pp, 8.99 Subscribe 1 per month This article appears in the 15 May 2020 issue of the New Statesman, Land of confusion
Reece James has revealed his favourite position and reflected on his breakthrough season for Chelsea.The 20 year old flourished during his loan spell at Wigan Athletic last season, earning himself a place in the 2018 19 Championship Team of the Year and winning three awards at the club s end of season awards ceremony.
See our latest analysis for Taitien Electronics To quote Buffett, #8216;Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace ... ' One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
Nutrition experts with the federal government have unveiled new criteria for ensuring that school aged children across America receive their daily dose of vegetables while limiting the amount of food waste, and it comes in a clever little disguise.Under the new regulations officially rolled out last week, the US Department of Agriculture now includes pasta made from 100 percent vegetable based flour or noodles made from whole vegetables, like spiralized zucchini or sweet potatoes, to count toward a daily vegetable requirement. Officials say it puts control into the hands of school officials and allows for common sense flexibility when it comes to serving food based on the needs of students.
Common logic dictates space is so impossibly huge, the right conditions for alien life must exist somewhere out there. Scientists also continually underestimate life ''s ability on Earth to survive or even flourish in the most inhospitable places.But the discovery of alien life is not at odds with religion and faith could even thrive, a theologian has claimed.
In a post that has gone massively viral since it was shared on Twitter on Wednesday by user Siarra Swanson, a series of four photos shows how a curious cat transformed a snowy Elf on the Shelf scene into a floury disaster. "My mom set up my brothers elf on the shelf like they were playing in snow and the last three pictures is what we woke up to instead ..., " Swanson tweeted, referencing the quick work the cat made of sending both the elf figurines and flour snow substitute flying.
Secret societies have flourished throughout history and count Founding Fathers and royals among their ranks. Members (most often men) have been tapped to join The Knights Templar, the Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, Skull and Bones and Bilderberg. The allure of secret societies is part mystery, part legend. #xA0;Conspiracy theories have surrounded them for centuries, with rumors of groups like the Illuminati being linked to everything from the French Revolution to the assassination of JFK. But it #x2019;s important to separate fact from fiction. Here are the real stories behind history #x2019;s most exclusive secret societies.
Do you know that ghosts have created a multi million dollar industry? That they are an amazing money minting industry in and by themselves? That the ghost industry provides employment and much more to innumerable people around the world? Actually, the fact that ghosts are prolific money spinners is not really news or a new revelation, because the ghost industry has a long, colourful history. And equally remarkably, it has always thrived and flourished and seems to have an unblemished record of always attaining highs and never ever registering a down or a low even when subjected to intense, critical scrutiny and advanced methods and levels of scientific investigation. If anything, in recent years particularly, films , TV shows, books, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, YouTube serials featuring ghosts and the supernatural, well organised ghost tours, research and pronouncements on ghosts by scientists, new technology to hunt for ghosts and the rise and widespread popularity of social media have infused the ghost industry with abiding new elements of success.According to Wikipedia, with the advent of motion pictures and television, screen depictions of ghosts became common and spanned a variety of genres Popularised in such films as the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters, ghost hunting became a hobby for many who formed ghost hunting societies to explore reportedly haunted places. The ghost hunting theme has been featured in reality television series such as Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Most Haunted, and A Haunting. It is also represented in children s television by such programs as The Ghost Hunter and Ghost Trackers. Ghost hunting also gave rise to multiple guidebooks to haunted locations, and ghost hunting how to manuals
On Halloween, a small but devoted group of people traveled across the desert in the bitter cold to Cisco, Utah, to celebrate trans photographer Tiffany St. Bunny and attend an exhibition of photos taken during her month long artist residency.
In order to make the fragrance, Holynose perfumes worked with Tresor;s clubbers and founder to synthesize the scent. Luckily it recreates the club;s signature bank vault odor rather than the smell of ravers. This is such an interesting, out of the box idea - and we are oh no curious as to how it will smell. The fragrance comes with the purchase of a new Russian translation of "Der Klang Der Familie (Berlin, techno and the fall of the Wall) ", a techno history book. The passionate piece goes back to how techno flourished in the German capital following the fall of the wall. So far, and according to the perfume firm, only the 300 first buyers of the book will get the fragrance. You can order this unique product here.
Consider the possibility that an asteroid may have transformed the picture of life on Earth mdash; but forget the dinosaurs and the massive crater, and rewind an extra 400 million years from that dramatic moment.Back then, life was primarily an oceanic affair and backbones were the latest in arrival on the anatomy scene. But unlike the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, this earlier space rock never made it to Earth. Instead, a collision in the asteroid belt flooded the solar system with so much dust that, given some other changes at the time, allowed life on Earth to flourish, new research suggests.
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For moderators of social platforms such as Facebook, trying to quell the sickening churn of online hate culture is like playing a twisted game of whack a mole. As soon as one online hate group is squashed, another pops up in its place often on another platform. And leaving the radical viewpoints of such groups unchecked, experts say, can have deadly consequences.
The survey also delves into the swirl of challenges faced by Indian SMBs, which require them to adapt, in order to flourish. 42% of the Indian small businesses surveyed cited their inability to invest sufficiently in the business as a major growth challenge. Other external challenges included societal turbulence (35%) and failure to keep up with the technological advancements (23%).Cyber attack is another concern that 21% of the Indian entrepreneurs cited as a potential challenge to their success. While, only 8% of Indian small business owners responded that they experienced a cyberattack, 31% of them responded that they lost access to their accounts, 28% said it cost them money to get it fixed and23% mentioned that it compromised client information, supporting the concept that while it may not happen often, security should be a priority.
China hasn t seen a major democracy movement in a generation. Thirty years ago, when Chinese tanks brutally crushed such protests in Tiananmen Square, many observers wondered if the Chinese Communist Party could survive massacring its own citizens. But not only did the CCP survive, it flourished, even as it has become more alienated from the Chinese people.The CCP s strength has been made clear most recently by its ability to control a string of sensitive anniversaries this spring. Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement, a student uprising in republican China that shaped China s 20th century history. As told in CCP mythology, the May Fourth Movement ignited the revolutionary fervor that led to the party s founding two years later, in 1921, and the eventual rise to power of Mao Zedong.