DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra gets Glenn Maxwell’s wicket again, 4 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: Amit Mishra gets Glenn Maxwell’s wicket again, 4 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga- DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: With Amit Mishra at the Twilight stage of his career, many has had doubts whether the legendary leg-spinner would come any good in IPL 2021. But the Delhi Capitals spinner not only silenced his critics with a match-winning performance against Mumbai Indians but also moved closer to surpassing Lasith Malinga as IPL’s all-time leading wicket-taker. With Glenn Maxwell’s wicket on Tuesday, Mishra made it 166 wickets in 154 matches — best among any Indian bowlers.His achievements have also pleased Delhi Capitals Chairman and Co-owner Parth Jindal, who wanted to put up his statue of Amit Mishra outside Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Cricket DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: Amit Mishra gets Glenn Maxwell’s wicket again, 4 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga 5 Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket 2 Amit Mishra POSPLAYERMatInnsOvRunsWktsBBIAvgEconSR4w5w Piyush Chawla Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchAlso Read: DC vs RCB LIVE Score: Delhi Capitals need 172 to beat RCB & become No. 1 team in points table, Follow live updatesDC vs RCB in IPL 2021: Amit Mishra gets Glenn Maxwell’s wicket again, 4 wickets away from surpassing Lasith Malinga“If IPL teams are ever allowed to put up statues outside their home stadiums by the @BCCI and state cricket bodies – there is no doubt in my mind that the first statue that will go up for us @DelhiCapitals will be that of @MishiAmit – what a wonderful servant he has been to DC,” he posted on Twitter. Latest Sports News 154154540.53,9801665/1723.977.3519.5441 WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final 4 Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore On Tuesday, Amit Mishra bowled only 3 overs but got the important wicket of Glenn Maxwell in exchange for 27 runs. In a way, Amit Mishra has got the better of Glenn Maxwell four times. It was the fifth time that he got his wicket. While he had to be satisfied with just a wicket, in the coming matches, he is expected to surpass Lasith Malinga’s landmark.Also Read: DC vs RCB in IPL 2021: RCB’s AB de Villiers smashes 42-ball 75, surpasses 5,000 IPL runs landmark“I always think about the wickets. There was a little bit of holding there and just tried to bowl in the right areas. I feel whenever you bowl in T20s, you just take wickets, then you put the opposition team under pressure. I never change my bowling, I try to bowl to my strengths. I always think about variations not change in pace. Whenever Hardik Pandya comes, I’ll go for a wicket. I just tossed it up, went for the wicket and got it. With the batting attack we have, I think we can chase it but we have to bat smartly. My job is finished, Ricky Ponting’s job will start now,” Amit Mishra told the host broadcaster at the innings break after the match against Mumbai Indians.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. 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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity fundraisers as model for political parties Howard Lake | 24 January 2000 | News “Why can’t [political] parties raise money without resorting to chicanery or coercion?” asks Geoffrey Wheatcroft in The Times today. “Why can’t [political] parties raise money without resorting to chicanery or coercion?” asks Geoffrey Wheatcroft in The Times today. “After all, plenty of other organisations require neither. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Oxfam raise their funds entirely through voluntary donations. Why shouldn’t political parties do the same?”To enjoy the sensation of charity fundraisers being held up as models of good or at least better business practice, read Why our political parties should be more like Oxfam at The Times. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Grants include:£7,500 to the SPID Theatre Company for a summer activities programme for young people in North Kensington£3,000 to Eritrean Lowlanders League for a day trip to Brighton for 60 people£6,160 was awarded to the Sport4Health Community Interest Company for a 14 week programme of badminton and table tennis for girls and young women.City Bridge Trust’s funding is part of a wider programme established by the John Lyon’s Charity to provide activities for residents affected by the fire over the summer. Over 50 applications for funding are currently being considered.In the two weeks immediately after the Grenfell Tower fire, the John Lyon’s Charity gathered a number of funders and third sector organisations to support a series of activities for young people in the community. These other funders are likely to follow City Bridge Trust in providing funding for these activities.SPID Theatre Group open air rehearsal Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said: “These summer activities will help to bring the community together and give the young people something to look forward to and focus on at such a difficult time. It is important funders work together in supporting the residents to make the best use of resources. City Bridge Trust is committed to tackling disadvantage across the capital and making London a fairer and better place to live.”Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator of the Leighton House Museum, which has received £1,150 for a programme of activity for children affected by the Grenfell fire, added: “This grant comes as confirmation of our desire to serve the community and reach out to all areas of the borough, ensuring that everyone can enjoy and benefit from the Museum as a place that can nurture curiosity and imagination, and give respite.” Advertisement Support for London Emergencies Trust City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, has made grants totalling £114,480 to provide a summer programme of activities for young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.Activities that will be made available include: seaside day tripsart sessionssports activitiestheatre workshopsThe funding has been granted to 18 organisations in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 111 total views, 1 views today Who received the funding?The organisations that have been awarded grants by City Bridge Trust for summer activities are:· ACAVA-£3,500 for a summer arts activity programme for children and families.· African Women’s Care- £3,000 for a day trip for 20 children and 20 adults.· Catholic Children’s Society – £10,000 for a summer programme for children and young people· Eritrean Lowlanders League- £3,000 for a day trip to Brighton for 60 people.· Eton Fives Association – £1,500 for Fives (handball) coaching sessions over the summer.· Hornimans Adventure Playground – £10,000 towards a summer programme for 5-16 year olds.· Kensington Trust Ltd & West London FC – £2,000 for non-residential summer activities for young people including football, theatre workshops and boxing training.· Lancaster West Community Children’s Network – £10,000 towards the costs of a summer playscheme for children aged 3 -7.· Play Association Hammersmith & Fulham – £10,000 for a pop-up play programme on local estates.· QPR in the Community Trust – £10,000 for a summer programme in North Kensington· SPID Theatre Company – £7,500 for a summer activities programme for young people in North Kensington.· St Clement & St James Community Development Project – £10,000 towards the Carnival Arts programme with young people.· The Friends of Leighton House – £1,150 for a programme of activity for children affected by the Grenfell fire.· The Harrow Club – £8,850 a summer activity programme for children from the Traveller community.· Everyone Active- £10,000 towards a summer holiday programme for young people in the Westway area.· Westpoint-Sustainable Community Development – £4,180 for a summer activity programme for young people from the Somali community.· Sport4Health Community Interest Company – £6,160 for a 14 week programme of badminton and table tennis for girls and young women.· Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival – £4,000 towards the Notting Hill Pioneers Community Festival London funder gives £114k for summer activities for Grenfell young people City Bridge Trust is supporting London Emergencies Trust (LET), which works in partnership with the British Red Cross, to distribute the funds raised from their public appeals, ensuring that the money reaches those most in need. It provided two members of staff, together with other resources, to ensure that LET had the capacity to respond to the challenge. It has already donated £75,000 to LET. Howard Lake | 24 July 2017 | News 112 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: disaster Emergency Fundraising Funding London
Bakeries that employ migrant workers are beginning to plug employment gaps by recruiting closer to home, with one employment agency seeing a “dramatic drop” in the number of Eastern European bakers on its books.Fewer Eastern Europeans are registering to work in the UK, acccording to Home Office data; in the three months to December last year 29,000 people applied – down from 53,000 during the same period in 2007.Joanna Ozimek of job agency Employment Choice, which places bakery staff, said: “It’s definitely more difficult to source these people, who have experience and who speak English.”However, London craft bakery Flourish, which employs 80% Eastern European workers, said the recession meant recruitment was less of an issue. Operations manager Shuk Ng added: “There seems to be a lot of bakers out there looking for work, from all sorts of countries.”Fosters Bakery in Barnsley, whose workforce consists of 20% Eastern Europeans, is aiming to recruit local workers before immigration laws relax across Europe in 2011, when more migrants may choose to work in other countries such as Germany. Operations director Michael Taylor said: “We’ve got quite a stable workforce and some of our Eastern European workers are in managerial positions. However, we do recognise that we need to recruit locally and are focusing on this as well as upskilling our workforce and apprenticeship schemes.”Food and drink sector skills council Improve had hit out at the government’s decision to extend the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) to 2011 for Eastern Europeans entering the country to work. Chief executive Jack Matthews said the decision demonstrated a lack of empathy with food and drink companies including bakers, which rely on permanent and seasonal overseas labour.Under the WRS, migrants from Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary must pay £90 and submit their passports before being allowed to work in the UK. However, Ozimek at Employment Choice said: “Extending the WRS scheme isn’t an issue, as it’s just like getting a driver’s licence and is not an obstacle to getting work.”
Without a doubt, two of the best guitarists in the business are Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Derek Trucks and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. While their paths have crossed on a handful of occasions over the years, Trucks has only made one appearance ever with Phish proper. On July 7th, 1999, Phish performed at the Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte, NC, and welcomed Trucks for a two-song encore that fans in attendance likely will never forget.After a great show that opened with “Back On The Train” and a free-flowing, jam-filled second set, the night’s encore saw the band call on Derek Trucks for a pair of blues-based rockers to help close the evening. Trucks lent his slide to the ripping blues of “Possum”, followed by the band transitioning into the Son Seals cover, “Funky Bitch”. Trucks and Anastasio play edoff of each other to perfection, nailing the unforgettable sit-in with ease.Listen to a full recording of this 7/7/99 show below.Phish – Blockbuster Pavilion – 7/7/1999[Video: fromtheaquarium]Setlist: Phish | Blockbuster Pavilion | Charlotte, NC | 7/7/1999Set One: Back on the Train, What’s the Use?, Billy Breathes, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley*, Axilla > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother > Maze, Loving CupSet Two: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease > My Left Toe -> Wading in the Velvet Sea -> My Left Toe > Bug > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Possum** > Funky Bitch** (Son Seals cover)Notes:* “Sneakin’ Sally” included a “Super Bad” tease from Trey and did not contain a vocal jam.** The encore featured Derek Trucks on slide guitar.
Dell EMC has improved the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program with the addition of high end, unstructured and data protection storage products and straightforward support pricing.Since Dell EMC announced the midrange products in the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program less than 30 days ago, the response has been everything we could have hoped for. The feedback has been tremendous because the program offers buyers a sense of security and confidence when making a purchase decision.Customers, partners, and even competitors all appreciate the business and technology value embodied by the program. Yet the one common question has been, “When do other products join the program?” So in keeping with the customer-first value of our culture code, Dell EMC answered by adding new products to the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program in the form of high-end, unstructured, and data protection storage products. And we bring the Clear Price Maintenance Framework for Storage Appliances, which we communicated to our ‘family’ at Dell EMC World last May, into the Future-Proof program.This announcement adds Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash, XtremIO X2, Isilon, ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) appliance, Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) to the list of products along with the midrange Dell EMC Unity and SC Series products in the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program.Future-Proof is a customer program designed to provide investment protection with a set of world-class technology capabilities and programs that enable Dell EMC storage products to provide value for the entire lifetime of applications. The Future-Proof program is different from other offers because there is no additional cost in terms of product price and only a standard maintenance contract is required.Each of the benefits above are tailored to match the unique capabilities of each of the products and the specific requirements of the products’ respective users. And Clear Price delivers fair, cost-effective and predictable support costs for storage appliances.New Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program highlights include:Products in the program now all carry a 3-Year Satisfaction Guarantee.Hardware Investment Protection has been a hallmark of Dell EMC primary storage products and is carried to VMAX All Flash, XtremIO X2, Isilon, Data Domain and IDPA in addition to Dell EMC Unity and SC Series.The Clear Price Maintenance Framework for Storage Appliances (Clear Price) is available for all products except SC Series.All-Flash products carry the 4:1 All-Flash Storage Efficiency Guarantee.Never-Worry Data Migrations help users transition to new storage technologies, led by VMAX All Flash, Isilon, and ECS, in addition to Dell EMC Unity and SC Series.All-Inclusive Software is provided for VMAX All Flash – shipping with its FX Package, XtremIO X2 and ECS, along with Dell EMC Unity and SC All-Flash products, to enable customers to get up and running with the software and licenses that come in the box.Built-In Virtustream Storage Cloud benefit is available only with Dell EMC Unity.As a user of Dell EMC storage, the Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program delivers lower acquisition and support costs as products evolve and improve, simple technology transitions, and the peace of mind that customers get more than what they pay for – backed by written guarantees.Simply put, Future-Proof is all about our customers and offering them what we believe is the best loyalty program in the industry.Please visit DellEMC.com/Future-Proof to learn more, or consult a storage expert at Dell EMC or your favorite Dell EMC channel partner to see exactly how these benefits apply to you._______________________________________________________________________________________Satisfaction Guarantee: Requires purchase of a 3-year ProSupport agreement. Compliance is based on product specifications. Any refund will be prorated.Hardware Investment Protection: Trade-In value determined based on market conditions at Dell EMC’s sole discretion.4:1 Storage Efficiency Guarantee: Requires customer signature and purchase of ProSupport with Mission Critical.Never-Worry Migrations: Does not include data transfer services. Customer responsible for ensuring data is backed-up.Built-in Virtustream Storage Cloud: Benefit available only with Dell EMC Unity purchase; Free capacity is limited to 20% of purchased storage capacity.All-Inclusive Software: Includes select software needed to store and manage data. TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. Valid only on direct purchases or through participating Channel Partners who offer reciprocal program benefits to their customers. See your Dell EMC sales representative or Channel Partner for details.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File ImageNEW YORK — COVID-19 patients will be allowed visitors in some New York hospitals and small Memorial Day ceremonies will be allowed. In New York City, online schooling will continue through the summer for some 177,700 public school students.Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments in New York:HOSPITAL VISITSSixteen hospitals in New York state will allow visitors as part of a pilot program addressing the heartbreak of COVID-19 patients suffering while isolated from their families and friends. Cuomo said visits under the two-week pilot program will be time-limited. Visitors will need to wear protective equipment and will be subject to temperature and symptom checks.Strict visitation rules were adopted to check the spread of the virus, but they have resulted in painful scenes of patients relying on phones or tablets for emotional conversations with loved ones.“It is terrible to have someone in the hospital and then that person is isolated, not being able to see their family and friends,” Cuomo said.Nine of the hospitals participating are in New York City, with the rest spread out around the state.Cuomo made the announcement as COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline. There are an average of 335 new hospitals admissions a day.There were 105 new deaths recorded Monday.MEMORIAL DAYNew York will allow Memorial Day ceremonies with up to 10 people despite statewide lockdown rules, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.Ceremonies marking the Monday holiday with 10 or fewer people will be allowed by the state, but at the discretion of local governments, Cuomo said. Nonessential gatherings have been barred in New York since March, but the governor said honoring the sacrifices of military members is an “important tradition.”Localities can also stage vehicle parades, which have become more popular during the pandemic.“This is important to many, many families all across this state,” the governor said at his daily briefing. “It’s important to the veterans that they be recognized, and I think we can do that, and I think we can do it safely.”A Cuomo aide said the rule applies to traditional activities like wreath layings and that social distance rules will still apply.New York officials have been gradually relaxing lockdown rules since the peak of the outbreak.Cuomo said that Albany and the surrounding Capital Region are on track to begin relaxing some business restrictions Wednesday, which would make it the seventh region to start opening in upstate New York since last week.New York City remains under the economic lockdown along with Long Island and the mid-Hudson Valley, which includes the city’s northern suburbs.SCHOOL YEARSTRETCHES INTOSUMMER FOR 1 IN 6NYC STUDENTSNew York City’s virus-disrupted school year will extend into the summer for 177,700 youngsters, or about one in six students in the public school system, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.“We see this as a summer where unprecedented learning can happen,” de Blasio said at his daily coronavirus briefing.School buildings have been closed since March 16 in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, and efforts to move instruction online were hampered by the fact that many students lacked devices for connecting to their virtual classrooms. De Blasio said 284,000 Internet-enabled devices have been delivered to students who needed them.Instruction will be online in the summer as well, but de Blasio has said he hopes students will be able to return to school buildings in September.Summer school will be five days a week for high school students and four days for children in grades 3 through 8, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said. It will include virtual field trips and one-on-one check-ins with guidance counselors and social workers.The six-week summer session will be either required or suggested for students at risk of being held back, Carranza said.There are at least 102,000 students who will be required to participate in the online summer session if they want to be promoted to the next grade, a city Department of Education spokeswoman said. That’s more than double to 44,000 students who were required to attended summer school in 2019.LINE-OF-DUTY BENEFITSDe Blasio said he will urge state lawmakers to pass legislation providing line-of-duty death benefits to the families of New York City employees who died of COVID-19.“We need to take this weight off the shoulders of the families of these valiant New Yorkers,” said de Blasio, who said 270 city employees have died of the virus so far.Unions representing city workers and local elected officials have been pushing for the death benefit.“We are glad that Mayor de Blasio has finally come around to recognizing the heroes of this crisis.,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said in a statement.v “But it’s a long way from a press conference to legislation, so we will hold our applause until we see something in writing.”De Blasio said the benefits should go to the survivors of all city employees, not just uniformed service members. The city employees lost to COVID-19 include dozens of teachers and school paraprofessionals.De Blasio said he did not know how much it would cost to provide the benefit.
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo June 14, 2018 After nine months of training, Second Lieutenant Viviana Yesenia Forero Moncada of the Colombian Army Aviation Branch finished her military rotorcraft pilot course in Bell TH-67 Creek aircraft on April 6, 2018. She is the Army’s first female helicopter pilot. Her training took place at the Armed Forces Helicopter School located at the Colombian Air Force’s 4th Air Combat Command in Bogotá. “Army women are a key and strategic pillar to successfully carry out the institution’s mission. [2nd Lt. Forero] demonstrated having the same capabilities as any other pilot,” Brigadier General Juan Vicente Trujillo Muñoz, commander of the Air Assault Aviation Division of the Colombian Army, told Diálogo. “Her performance in the basic rotorcraft course was outstanding; it confirms servicewomen’s determination and perseverance.” Due to 2nd Lt. Forero’s work in military intelligence, her leadership qualities and discipline, her superiors decided to send her to pilot training at the Army Aviation School. She then entered the Helicopter School, where she became the Colombian Army’s first female helicopter pilot. “This achievement is not for me or for women in the military. It’s for the Army, which can count on women in this area,” she said. Military pilot course No. 56 had a total of 14 students: four officers from Mexico, three from Colombia, two from Guatemala, two from Honduras, two from Costa Rica, and one from the Dominican Republic. The academic program consists of five modules: usage policies; aircraft systems; flight operations; tactical, night, and night vision; and instrument flight. Each module has 22 missions. All pilots acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to operate a rotorcraft, respond to in-flight emergency situations, maneuver and control the helicopter in diverse terrain, understand aviation terminology, and gain meteorological insight, among others. Participants successfully completed the course after passing each preparatory phase. “I feel proud and grateful to God that I completed the training, which demanded a great deal of rigor and sacrifice,” 2nd Lt. Forero, now studying at the Army Training and Retraining Battalion, told Diálogo. One exercise that put officers’ skills and abilities to the test was night landings. “It’s a maneuver that requires high levels of concentration,” explained 2nd Lt. Forero. “It was difficult for me because of the control maneuvers and because you have to fly using the night vision system.” Female officers are already icons to other women serving in the military. “Being the first female pilot of Army Aviation Branch means leading the way for women and comes with an enormous responsibility to uphold the reputation of women in the military,” 2nd Lt. Forero said. The road to inclusion The Armed Forces of Colombia began moving toward gender equality at the end of the 20th century with the incorporation of women into their ranks. At first, women served Army Aviation in administrative capacities; then, they began to do maintenance tasks on different aircraft. Women carry out flight missions in fixed wing aircraft since 2013, and from 2018 in helicopters with 2nd Lt. Forero. “It’s all part of the Army Aviation’s process of transformation and evolution,” said Brig. Gen. Trujillo. “Women’s full incorporation into the military is still an ongoing process in the defense sector of many countries around the world. But it can be seen as a sign of the progress made with regards to equality in different social and public spheres previously off-limits to women,” Brig. Gen. Trujillo said. “However, in the aviation branch, women participate in all facets of the work, and the number of women in our ranks keeps growing.” Nearly 100 Colombian servicewomen perform tasks related to flights, maintenance, air traffic, aviation safety, logistics, and aviation medicine. Two women in the Army attained the rank of general. And Sergeant Major (R) Mayerlin Parra was the first female helicopter maintenance technician in Army Aviation. “Slowly but surely, women join the Army’s different specialties. Now we need to see a female ranger [specialized in irregular warfare],” remarked 2nd Lt. Forero. “We are on the right track to inclusion, and our presence is on the rise in all spheres of military institutions.” Transition to the Black Hawk Since the first week of May, 2nd Lt. Forero trains to transition rotorcraft at the Aviation Training and Retraining Battalion. For two months, the Colombia pilot will strengthen her training and preparation to command a Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter. “It’s the aircraft I want to fly, and now I will have the opportunity to do it. I am proud to be the first female Black Hawk pilot,” said 2nd Lt. Forero. After the transition, she will be able to carry out support operations for combat, combat services, and aerial assault operations as well as reconnaissance and security missions. “These heroic women prove to be up to any task,” Gen. Trujillo said.