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First Results of the Operation Ágata 7 on the Brazilian Border

first_img Another front engaged in civic-social actions in the northern region. The partial results indicated that 25,955 people were treated and 4,608 medications distributed. Before the end of the operation, there will be medical, dental, and hospital assistance in Porto Murtinho, Mato Grosso do Sul state, and in Tabatinga, Amazonas state, as well as other locations to be determined by the military commanders from the west and south of the Amazon. Regulated by President Dilma Rousseff’s Strategic Border Plan, Operation Ágata remains under the command of the Ministry of Defense and the coordination of the Armed Forces Joint Staff, supported by 12 ministries, approximately 20 governmental agencies, police forces, and agents from 10 states and 710 cities. By Dialogo May 28, 2013 The stability of the first five days of Operation Ágata 7 indicated that the military raided 42,200 vehicles and 2,778 vessels along the 10,000 miles of the entire Brazilian border. With 31,263 military Soldiers and civilians – the largest headcount ever used in a federal government operation -, Operation Ágata also seized 43.5 pounds of marihuana, 11 pounds of cocaine, and 1.8 pound of cocaine paste. Four aircraft were intercepted and subsequently released after no irregularities were discovered. center_img The seizure of $ 260,000 by the 14th Motorized Infantry Brigade is an important accomplishment. The money, of unknown origins, was in a plastic bag, under the driver’s seat of a BMW car. The crime occurred on a highway in the city of Maravilha, Santa Catarina state. Operation Ágata began on May 18, between Oiapoque, Amapa, and Chui, in Rio Grande do Sul state. The initial plan was to use 25,000 Soldiers, but the current count shows a mobilization of 31,200 civilians and Soldiers, along Brazil’s border region. The operation started prior to the country hosting the Confederations Cup and the visit from Pope Francis, as part of World Youth Day, two large upcoming events in the country.last_img read more

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Timothy J. “Tim” Bitter-Brookville

first_imgTimothy J. “Tim” Bitter, of Brookville, was born in Winter Haven, Florida on February 14, 1952, a son to Ervin J. and Dorothy Wurth Bitter.  He served his country with the Army National Guard of Ohio and later worked at Emery Industries in Cincinnati and Owens-Corning of Brookville.  He was a member of the Harrison and Fairfield gun clubs and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.  On Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of 67, Tim passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish Tim’s memory include his siblings, Barbara (Lou) Jungkunz of Cincinnati, Shirley Klems of Cincinnati, Lois Ann (Roy) Verderber of Dunsford, VA, Nancy Blum of Cincinnati, Mary Lou Uthus of Keysville, VA, Ervin “Jim” (Rita) Bitter of Leesburg, FL, Judy (Bob) Dubose of Cincinnati, and John (Peggy) Bitter of Orlando, FL.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his nephew, Roy Verderber, and two brothers-in-law, Larry Klems and Bob Blum.Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Burial with military honors provided by the Bernard Hurst Post #77, Brookville American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.Memorial donations can be directed to FC CAN. To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Tim Bitter.last_img read more

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Omoluwa, Golf Community Mourn Shagaya’s Death

first_imgInterestingly, when he was alive, General Shagaya was fond of telling the story of how he prevailed on Omoluwa to be a member of the IBB Golf Club Board of Trustees.Shagaya mentioned that he picked on Omoluwa so there could be a sweet mix between the young and all other elderly members in the club’s Board of Trustees.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A prominent member of the Board of Trustees of the IBB Golf Club in Abuja, Sir Lucky Omoluwa, has said that the passing of General John Shagaya (rtd) in a car crash last Sunday came to him as a rude shock.Omoluwa who received the sad news at the time he was about to preside over presentation of prizes at the last IBB Ladies Open believes the shocking demise of Shagaya would leave a yawning gap in the nation, especially the IBB Golf Club he helped build.Omoluwa also said that: “Without Shagaya there could not have been the IBB Golf Club. The man served the club diligently and selflessly. I don’t think we should allow all that to go away because the man is no longer around. We must immortalise him. I can only pray that God will grant him eternal rest. He was a good man”.last_img read more

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GAA PUNDIT PAT SPILLANE VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARRANMORE ISLAND FISHERMAN

first_imgFormer Kerry GAA star and RTE pundit Pat Spillane has publicly voiced his support for the plight of Arranmore Island fishermen.Spillane appeared on The Late Late Show and gave an in-depth interview to host Ryan Turbidy. One of the issues Spillane discussed passionately was his fears regarding widespread rural decline all over Ireland.He pointed to the TV3 programme ‘Islanders’ as an example of how areas and Islands could be potentially wiped out due to severe draconian measures taken by powerbrokers in Brussels.He used Arranmore Island fisherman Neilie Kavanagh as an example of everything that is wrong with the current system.Simply click play on the video above to listen to what Spillane had to say. GAA PUNDIT PAT SPILLANE VOICES SUPPORT FOR ARRANMORE ISLAND FISHERMAN was last modified: May 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore IslandFeaturesnewsPat Spillanelast_img read more

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