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first_imgBy Master Sgt. Clifton McDonald/U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs November 09, 2016 The workshop, held at the “27 de febrero” Naval Base, was sponsored by SOUTHCOM and is part of the Caribbean nation’s six-month long NCO development course. SOUTHCOM NCOs facilitated the event, the second NCO Leadership Workshop held for the Dominican Republic Armed Forces. The workshop is part of the Dominican Republic’s professional NCO course and was attended by 48 NCOs from all branches of the Dominican Armed Forces, including 23 Army, 13 Navy, and 12 Air Force members. The main focus of the workshop was to work with partner-nation NCOs to enhance their basic leadership skills. The students represented a diverse educational background. Many hold college degrees, while others had earned a law degree. The goal of the program is to empower the NCOs with the knowledge and confidence necessary to become effective leaders in their respective units. The workshop began with Master Sgt. Zajira Alleyne, of the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, facilitating a discussion on identifying different personality types. During the discussion, Master Sgt. Alleyne used the “4-Lenses Assessment” tool by the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator. NCOs were challenged to acknowledge their own personal strengths and weaknesses. Most participants agreed with the results of the assessment, recognizing their own personality types. Some students were eager to share this assessment with their home units upon their return. Participants were also challenged with a three-word question: “What is leadership?” The question steered the rest of the discussions throughout the event, serving to generate numerous ideas and discussions about their own roles as leaders. SOUTHCOM’s Army Sgt. 1st Class Rulberto Ojendismiranda and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Southern’s Gunnery Sgt. Juan Morales led a session to introducestudents to a leadership model used by the U.S. Army that aligns leader development to a set of characteristics called attributes and competencies. Attributes such as character, presence, and intellect are competencies to be developed and skills to be learned and enhanced. Dominican Army Lieutenant Colonel Juan Miguel Oviedo Montero believes the leadership workshop helps bridge the gap between NCOs and officers. Although NCOs don’t yet hold any leadership positions, there are plans to incorporate them into positions of leadership at the company, battalion, and brigade levels in the near future. “That’s why it’s imperative to incorporate leadership training to build the confidence and knowledge the Dominican Republic NCOs need to advise officers and lead personnel,” he said. Lt. Col Oviedo said he has seen an improvement in the NCOs who have been through the first Leadership Workshop and he is looking forward to future training workshops with SOUTHCOM.last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 285 Views   no discussions Tweet Food & DiningLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaican chef wins Food Network’s Chopped by: Jamaica Observer – February 24, 2016 Sharecenter_img Share Share Andre FowlesKINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican-born Andre Fowles was victorious on Tuesday when he lined up on the Food Network’s highly acclaimed series Chopped.With Caribbean cuisine as the focus of Tuesday night’s flavour-filled show, he walked away as the winner.Fowles, who is currently the resident sous-chef at Miss Lily’s — an authentic, vibrant Jamaican restaurant in New York — left Jamaica in 2014.Prior to joining the team at Miss Lily’s, Fowles worked for two years as chef de partie under the tutelage of Martin Maginley, multi-award-winning chef at the cashmere-chic Round Hill Hotel & Villas. He also worked at Kingston’s celebrated Mac’s Chop House under the celebrated Mario Machado.Originally from Kingston, Fowles attended Donald Quarrie High School and was trained at the Runaway Bay HEART Academy. He credits his grandmother, Veronica Davis, affectionately called ‘Mama Cherry’ for his foray into the culinary arena.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.Also Read | Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for lifeThe airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.He had featured in three Olympic Games – Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award. last_img read more

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAfter the free fall of the Super Eagles in FIFA Rankings in the last couple of months, Nigeria rallied back to step up three places in the September grading released yesterday by the world football governing body.Nigeria is now 64th in the world from the 67th ranking of the previous month. Eagles are now 14th in the continent. Football pundits were unanimous in giving the credit for the move to new Eagles new Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr who claimed victory in-charge of the senior Nigerian team in a dead rubber clash with Tanzania in Uyo.Though it was a meaningless match as both countries failed to make the cut to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, it however afforded Rohr the chance to show his character to Nigerians with the victory.Interestingly, while Nigeria moved upward, Eagles opponents in the 2018 World Cup pairing like Zambia, Algeria and Cameroun all slipped in the September rankings.Zambia, who will host Nigeria next month in final round of the qualifying series for the World Cup, are now 92nd in the world after they occupied 91st position in August.The Indomitable Lions of Cameroun, dropped five places to 59th in the world and 11th in Africa while Algeria slipped to 35th in the world and lost top spot in Africa to Cote d’Ivoire.At the global level, despite the shifts up and down the ranking, Argentina and Belgium however remain fixed in first and second place respectively, cementing their positions at the summit of the World Ranking for another month.Elsewhere in the top five, Germany stepped up into the third spot while Colombia is fourth. Rejuvenated Brazil, under new coach Tite, moved into joint fourth place, thanks largely due to victories against Colombia and Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers.The large number of qualifying fixtures for continental competitions and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in September reflected in significant movement.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on October 20, 2016. Africa Top 5Ivory CoastAlgeriaSenegalTunisiaGhana World Top 5ArgentinaBelgiumGermanyColombiaBrazilShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgWoods added: “I didn’t feel comfortable playing break. I’ve been in Florida playing Bermuda [grass greens] and seeing minimal break, come out here and playing 10, 12 feet of break was a bit different and something I’m going to have to get used to.”The PGA Championship will take place at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco starting Aug. 6, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the major to be moved from May.Asked whether he needed “more reps” before heading to San Francisco, Woods, a four-time PGA winner, replied: “Competitive reps or more reps? More reps, yes. I definitely need more reps.” Former world No. 1 Woods was in action on tour for the first time since February. He barely made it to the weekend in Dublin, Ohio, after struggling with a stiff back on Friday.The five-time Memorial winner closed his first tournament back with a double bogey, five bogeys and three birdies to be 6 over after 72 holes.Back-to-back birdies for @TigerWoods. pic.twitter.com/Pvi4xSdrpy— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 19, 2020″I competed and played again,” Woods, 44, said afterward. “It’s been a while. It was nice to get my feet wet and compete and play again.MORE: Ryder Cup postponed to 2021″Tough, tough conditions to start out my first week back. But it was good to get the feel and the flow of competing again.””As far as my swing, it felt good,” he said. “I was able to hit good shots. Friday was a bit off physically, but overall for my first week back, it was a lot, a lot of positives.” Tiger Woods found some positives in his long-awaited PGA Tour return at the Memorial Tournament, but the 15-time major champion did not give much away regarding his plans ahead of the PGA Championship.Woods carded a 4-over 76 on Sunday as he stumbled to a share of 40th place at Muirfield Village, where he finished 15 strokes adrift of champion Jon Rahm.last_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESSeeking to improve its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education signed up veteran big man Jay-R Taganas and hardworking forward Michael Cañete.The two, together with former Centro Escolar University big man Joseph Celso, will all be making their season debuts for the Titans against Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Returning to AMA this conference, the 41-year-old Taganas is hoping to recapture his thunder after emerging as a solid double-double machine in the developmental ranks and setting the league record for most rebounds at 29 back in 2015.He last suited up for Tanduay in the 2017 Foundation Cup and is currently playing for Bulacan Kuyas in the MPBL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCañete, meanwhile, has been recalled to the team after missing its last two games. He averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds in the Titans’ first two games this conference.Their arrival is just the latest in coach Mark Herrera’s big roster moves after he signed up collegiate studs Robbie Manalang, Arvin Tolentino, and Kyles Lao this past week. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award AMA is currently among the bottom teams this conference with a 1-3 card.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated View commentslast_img read more