Colombia and Honduras Work Together on Educational Issues

first_imgBy Colombian War College December 29, 2016 Major General Juan Carlos Salazar Salazar, president of the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE, per its Spanish acronym), and Brigadier General Jorge Arnoldo Fuentes Hernández, provost of Honduras’s Defense University, signed an academic cooperation agreement between both educational institutions in late November. The agreement was formalized on the principles of alignment and mutual support between the two Latin American countries. The joint effort calls for student and teacher exchanges, sharing scientific research, and other activities of common interest that may allow for the best use of human talent, infrastructure, and teamwork in educational, training, and specialization programs. It also deals with the exchange of information about graduate programs and the development of joint research projects and activities that may contribute to solving their shared national defense and security issues. In the official ceremony, the president of ESDEGUE recalled the transnational realities and threats common to the region, and emphasized the need to join forces to confront them. “No one is able to solve these problems alone. That is why we need each other,” he said. The provost of Honduras’s Defense University celebrated the signing of the cooperation agreement and highlighted the vast experience Colombia has in the field. “We know that accords are needed with other countries that are much more developed than Honduras. That is why this accord with Colombia is needed,” he stated. The mission of Honduras’s Defense University is to provide training and specialization to professionals in the military, aeronautical, and naval sciences, and to develop their leadership, technical, educational and administrative capabilities. It also includes providing them with a solid ethical and moral formation that will allow them to plan the defense of their homeland, the strengthening of their state, and the peace and stability of their democracy. The Colombian War College provides an interdisciplinary educational approach to training military strategy leaders, as well as national and international civilian leaders to face security and defense challenges.last_img read more

2019 Six Nations: Jonny May delighted as England follow up Ireland win by routing France

first_img4 – Jonny May has scored in four consecutive #GuinnessSixNations appearances, only Will Greenwood, Mark Cueto and Anthony Watson have scored in as many consecutive matches in the tournament for England since 2000. Finisher. pic.twitter.com/hb8AKj9CxV— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 10, 2019″To score a try for your country is awesome, and especially at Twickenham, so I’m very grateful, feel very lucky.”Farrell finished with 17 of England’s 44 points having added three conversions and two penalties but there was no doubt that May was the standout performer.”He’s doing his job unbelievably well,” Farrell admitted. “He’s chasing kicks, putting pressure on teams, he’s getting the ball back for us, he’s creating chaos and he’s scoring a good few tries off the back of it.” A penalty try and Owen Farrell’s score after the break made the final margin of victory even greater, and May was pleased that there was no dip in England’s performance after the impressive win over reigning champions Ireland in Dublin last weekend.”That was the challenge, I guess, trying to raise the bar after a really good team performance last week,” he told ITV.”We came out and definitely played some good rugby at times.”It’s full time at Twickenham and England have beaten France in the #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome pic.twitter.com/nQmELb2KBh— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 10, 2019Leicester Tigers wing May’s first try came inside the opening two minutes as he raced onto a kick from Elliot Daly, and it was via that method that England frequently found joy.May’s hat-trick score was almost a carbon copy of his opening try, with Chris Ashton threading the kick behind the French line on that occasion.”It’s just the brand of rugby we want to play, we want to put teams under pressure,” May explained.”I’m just doing my job — I know that’s scoring tries — but they’re equally important [due] to everybody else’s roles.”The last Englishman to score three tries against France did so almost a century ago, with Jake Jacob grabbing a hat-trick in 1924.”It’s special, I’ll remember this day,” sad May, who has now crossed in four successive Six Nations game. Hat-trick hero Jonny May was delighted to see England maintain their levels from their opening Six Nations win over Ireland in a 44-8 demolition of France at Twickenham.Eddie Jones’ side moved back to the top of the table ahead of meeting unbeaten Wales later this month, with the bonus point secured when Henry Slade went over before the interval after May had already crossed for a treble.last_img read more