Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah University head football coach Demario Warren was named to the 2019 American Football Coaches Association 35 Under 35 Leadership Institute following his third season at the helm of the program.In 2017, Warren earned AFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year and Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year honors as he led the Thunderbirds to their second Big Sky title and first trip to the FCS postseason second round in program history.The Thunderbirds did suffer a 1-10 season in 2018, dropping Warren’s overall record at Cedar City to 16-18 (.470) but Warren has high hopes he can turn things around at SUU once again in 2019.This institute is a prestigious program that seeks to identify and develop premier, future leaders in the coaching profession. December 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Demario Warren Selected To 2019 AFCA 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute Tags: American Football Coaches Association/Big Sky/Demario Warren/FCS Playoffs/SUU Football
D.RESOLUTION C-2018-41 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving the 2019 Budget of the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, Inc. Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Notify: Joshua Armstrong, Downtown EID B.APPROVAL OF THE 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE C.ORDINANCE F-2018-25 AMENDED An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Notify: Russ Lloyd, Jr., City Controller R-2018-32 Attachment: XI.ADJOURNMENT IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY C.RESOLUTION C-2018-40 Adoption of the City of Evansville-Vanderburgh County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Marco DeLucio, ZWSW V.CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS R-2018-34 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2018-32 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (PAST, LLC) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Bill Kramer, PAST, LLC IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail E.ORDINANCE R-2018-34 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1306, 1310 and 1320 SE Second Street Petitioner: Thomas J. Keith Owner: Rathbone LP Requested Change: R3 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Thomas J. Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. G-2018-32 Attachment: D.ORDINANCE R-2018-33 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 29, 31-33 and 35 Jefferson Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: R2 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development I.INTRODUCTION B.ORDINANCE G-2018-33 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (Relaxi Taxi Co.) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Keith Kollker, Relaxi Taxi Co, LLC. C.ORDINANCE R-2018-32 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1022 SE Second Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: C4 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development VII.REGULAR AGENDA: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS TAX PHASE IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS Attachment: C.TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS: Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance G-2018-33 Attachment: City Council MeetingDECEMBER 10, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. at the Civic CenterAGENDA VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDA F-2018-25 AMENDED Attachment: C-2018-39 AMENDED Attachment: III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS D.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS X.COMMITTEE REPORTS C-2018-41 Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2018-42 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying, Confirming, Authorizing and Approving an Agreement Between the City of Evansville and Fraternal Order of Police Evansville Lodge No. 73 Inc. January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021 Sponsor(s): Elpers Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/17/2018 Notify: George Fithian, Administrative Services C-2018-42 Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2018-39 AMENDED A Resolution Approving an Agreement Concerning Legal Representation Sponsor(s): Elpers, Hayden, McGinn, Mercer, Mosby Discussion Led By: President Brinkmeyer 12/10/2018 Notify: Joshua Claybourn, City Council Attorney Agenda Attachment: R-2018-33 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 11-26-2018 MEMO Attachment: A.RESOLUTION C-2018-38 A Resolution Memorializing the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the City of Evansville Open Housing Ordinance Sponsor(s): Robinson, Weaver Discussion Led By: President Brinkmeyer 12/10/2018 Notify: Diane Clement-Boyd, Human Relations Commission C-2018-40 Attachment: G-2018-34 Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.ORDINANCE G-2018-34 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (Dave’s Taxi Service) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/17/2018 Notify: David Goldblatt, Dave’s Taxi Service C-2018-38 Attachment:
The University of Manchester plans to take on the big coffee chains by raising awareness of its cafés and eateries.The college has 30 outlets around the city, turning over £5m a year, but the cafés remain largely hidden to the casual passer-by. But now, the biggest university in the UK is making a push for the mainstream consumer, as it looks to capitalise on the proximity of some of its venues to the city centre.General manager of Food on Campus Alison Aucott said: “We are looking at the various options to rebrand some of our outlets at the moment and are consulting customers about what would most appeal.”There are five cafés within walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station and five on Oxford Road, with the others dotted around different parts of the city.
The tragedy of 5 terrorist attacks in 2017 has sadly reinforced the threat we face from terrorism so it is right that we are increasing funding for counter-terrorism policing both this year and next. In September we announced £24 million of new money this year going to forces across the country to meet the costs relating to the tragic terror attacks. I am also pleased to confirm that the Government has agreed to provide a further £4 million this year to meet the costs arising from the attack at Parsons Green. This move comes in addition to the £24 million of new money for this financial year already announced for the forces across the country that responded to the other attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.The Minister for Policing, Nick Hurd announced the funding as the 2018/19 police funding settlement was debated in Parliament.He said: Separately, in recognition of the unprecedented terrorist threat we currently face, the government announced in December a £50 million increase to counter terrorism policing budget for next year. This brings the budget to £757 million and will help ensure counter-terrorism policing has the resources it needs to respond and keep people safe.The government has already committed to increase spending on counter-terrorism by 30% over five years from £11.7 billion to £15.1 billion and has also provided £144 million over the spending review period for a national uplift in armed policing capability and funding for an additional 1,900 officers at the security and intelligence agencies.It is also reviewing its counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST to ensure that the government is responding to the threat from terrorism both now and in the future.
Health experts have called for a more ambitious target on sugar reduction. A study in a BMC Public Health journal has suggested sugar should account for less than 3% of people’s energy intake.This is even more ambitious than the proposal from the World Health Organisation and government advisors, which advised it should account for 5%.The new study examined the relationship between sugar intake and tooth decay in both children and adults.It found that when sugar makes up 10% of energy intake, it induces more dental expenses in the health sector. Report co-author Prof Philip James, a nutrition expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and past president of the World Obesity Federation, has outlined the need for action.He suggested that vending machines should be removed in government controlled areas like schools and hospitals.The initial target of 5% of energy intake from free sugars amounts to five to six teaspoons for women, and seven to eight teaspoons for men, based on the average diet.Authors of the study are both part of the Action on Sugar group, which is campaigning for tougher restrictions on sugar consumption in order to tackle obesity.
Samworth Brothers has appointed Mark Simester as managing director of malt loaf brand Soreen.Simester is due to take up the role on 8 August, following four years as marketing director at Warburtons, where, among other work, he was involved in the company’s The Muppets crumpet ad campaign.Prior to Warburtons, Simester spent 18 years at Nestlé Confectionery, latterly as head of the chocolate business unit.Samworth Brothers group executive director Richard Marris said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Mark to the business with his outstanding consumer brand track record. In particular, his experience of taking already established, iconic consumer brands and achieving further successes is particularly relevant to Soreen. The brand has gone from strength to strength in recent years, but it still has much more potential.”Phil Marshall, who took on responsibilities as interim managing director for nine months, following the departure of Paul Tripp last year, will continue in his role as operations director, as well as taking on other projects for Samworth Brothers.The malt loaf firm recently expanded its range with the launch of Soreen Loaf Bars.
Artisan café chain Creams British Luxury is to open two stores in Kent.A store in Canterbury is set to open this month, while one in the Bluewater shopping centre will open in February 2017.The stores will be the first in the county for the chain, which has outlets in Yorkshire cities Leeds and Huddersfield, as well as Manchester.A marble counter and crystal chandelier will display the Creams gift range, which will be on offer in both stores.The business said the counter will draw in shoppers to purchase colourful macarons, handmade chocolates, cupcakes, and cake pops.“Creams want to share passion for high quality and to make available luxurious yet affordable products,” the business says in a statement on its website.“Whatever the occasion, the giving and receiving of gifts is an exhilarating experience. We provide this service to all shoppers in shopping centres and high-footfall retail parks as we put theatre into our services and gift wrapping, providing shoppers with unique products and service.”
One woman. Ten characters. Kate Ferber will performs the songs of Laura Nyro at Oberon.Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Dec. 6-Jan. 3, 2016Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here … But what about Pierre? Based on a scandalous, 70-page slice of “War and Peace,” this electro-pop opera is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced him before.The Christmas RevelsDec. 11-27Set in a village not too different from the one described in Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” this year’s Revels takes a leap into the past to access the world of Celtic legend and song.JANUARYNice FishJan. 17-Feb. 7, 2016On a lake in frozen Minnesota, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice one last time, angling for answers to life’s larger questions. A play woven together from the acclaimed prose poems of Louis Jenkins, “Nice Fish” reflects nature with wry surrealism. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecvklEBP0xU” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ecvklEBP0xU/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGoDb8ln694″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/vGoDb8ln694/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Poet Louis Jenkins discusses working with Mark Rylance in the theater, and reads a selection from his prose poems upon which “Nice Fish” is based. This is a curated roundup and all events are subject to change. Please visit the event website for most accurate information. For a complete events listing. NOVEMBERStratis Haviaras Reading: Ben Lerner and Geoffrey G. O’BrienNov. 5, 6 p.m.National Book Award-nominated poet and novelist Ben Lerner (author of the novels “Leaving the Atocha Station” and “10:04” and the poetry collection “Mean Free Path”) and poet and essayist Geoffrey G. O’Brien (author of “People on Sunday” and “Metropole”) will share new work and answer audience questions.My Elizabeths: A Biographer and Her SubjectsNov. 17, 4:15 p.m.In a talk that touches on issues of craft, narrative, and inspiration, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall ’77, RI ’07, will discuss her work on past and current subjects, including Elizabeth Peabody, Elizabeth Bishop, and Elizabeth Hawthorne.Rediscovering PlutoNov. 19, 7:30 p.m.Join Kelly Beatty from Sky & Telescope magazine for this talk on the mysterious stellar body, with telescopic observing from the observatory roof (weather permitting).Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian BladeNov. 20, 8 p.m.The jazz masters, under the leadership of tenor saxophone titan Wayne Shorter, have launched themselves skyward as an all-star trio. Special opener by 12-year-old Balinese pianist Joey Alexander.Billy Collins and Aimee MannNov. 21, 8 p.m.Former U.S. poet laureate and Guggenheim Fellow Billy Collins and Oscar- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann come together for a rare evening of poetry, acoustic music, and conversation about their art forms and creative processes.DECEMBEROne Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro Dec. 2-4This acclaimed one-woman show, featuring Kate Ferber, celebrates the music and creative force of the late singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose pop masterpieces — including “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Save the Country,” and “Stoney End” — topped the charts in the ’60s and ’70s. HUBweek is an invitation. An invitation to wander. To ask why and why not. To be a part of something bigger. And to celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston. Join robots, change-makers, leaders, and the curious Oct. 3-10, 2015 for a series of events, unexpected experiences, and celebrations taking place all across the city. HUBweek: ILLUMINUSOct. 3-4ILLUMINUS, Boston’s nighttime contemporary art festival, presents innovative and imaginative art interventions that are site-specific and multisensory. Established in the SoWa Arts District, the festival takes over Lansdowne Street to kickoff HUBweek.HUBweek: Fenway Forum: What’s the Right Thing to Do?Oct. 4, 4 p.m.HUBweek invites the public to this unprecedented civic event, led by one of the world’s leading political philosophers, in an iconic Boston setting: Fenway Park. Harvard Professor Michael Sandel will lead an all-star panel of authors, artists, entertainers, and other public figures in a lively discussion — with audience participation — about some hard ethical questions and the meaning of citizenship today.How Does the Environment Affect Our Health? Oct. 5, 6 p.m.A panel discussion with Julia Africa, Joseph Allen, and John D. Spengler, who will share current research about environmental impacts on health and discuss new technologies, initiatives, and policies designed to promote human well-being.Morris Gray ReadingOct. 7, 5 p.m.Acclaimed poet Laura Kasischke reads from her award-winning work, including her latest, “The Infinitesimals.”HUBweek: Your Brain on Art: How Does Light Influence Our Creation and Perception of Images?Oct. 7, 6 p.m.How does light inspire and help artists create visual stories about places, moments, or experiences? What happens inside a person’s brain when he or she admires art? Do all people perceive the same thing when looking at a painting or photograph? Margaret Livingstone, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, and photographer Sharon Harper, professor of visual art at Harvard, will explore these questions and illuminate the science and art behind seeing, perceiving, and creating images.Damon Krukowski: Not to Be PlayedOct. 8-25This exhibit and performance airs the materials and sounds of an audio recording Ezra Pound made at Harvard just before World War II, in 1939, of a “bloody sestina” that the poet believed could (and perhaps did) incite violence.Pop Poetry WalkOct. 11, 1 p.m.In conjunction with the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition “Corita Kent and the Language of Pop,” poet Eileen Myles will lead a group through a walking tour and writing a collective poem, which will be read at the entrance to the museums. The reading will be open to the public.teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful WorldOct. 16-Nov. 14Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in ultra-technological installations. In this exhibit, Chinese and Japanese characters appear on the gallery walls. When the characters are touched, an image of the meaning emerges and interacts with images generated from other characters. The result is a colorful, multisensory space that continuously evolves as the images are released and influence one another. “Kansas City Choir Boy” will be at Oberon Oct. 1-10. HUBweekOct. 3-10This weeklong series of events is a joint venture between The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard University. The confluence of art, science, and technology that is the hallmark of this region has created a culture of meaningful innovation and problem-solving. HUBweek is a celebration of the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the spirit, intellectual energy, and creativity of this community, and will showcase the world-changing work, art, and thinking coming out of Greater Boston. See all of Harvard’s HUBweek events.HUBweek 2015 <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkNxfOjL7eE” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/fkNxfOjL7eE/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> SEPTEMBERWaitressThrough Sept. 27This world-premiere musical transforms the beloved film to a stage production with music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles.Diane Paulus on the A.R.T.’s 2015-16 seasonDiane Paulus, the A.R.T.’s Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, discusses the upcoming season and the importance of theater in telling stories. Black Chronicles IIThrough Dec. 11, 2015The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents the U.S. premiere of this exhibition curated by London-based arts agency Autograph ABP. The show explores the presence of black subjects in 19th- and early 20th-century British photography.Corita Kent and the Language of PopThrough Jan. 3, 2016An exhibition examining the work of Corita Kent — a Roman Catholic nun, an artist, and educator — featuring her screen prints, films, installations, and the 1971 mural painted on the Boston Gas (now National Grid) tank.Nepal – In Memoriam: Exhibit and Fundraiser for Nepal Through Oct. 29, 2015This exhibit will raise funds for Harvard’s South Asia Institute Nepal Research and Reconstruction Fund, providing support for projects in Nepal developed in partnership with local organizations, with a focus on the country’s long-term reconstruction.Islam & the Future of ToleranceSept. 14, 6 p.m.This John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum brings together Sam Harris, author of “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason,” and Maajid Nawaz, author of “Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism.”Bob Schieffer ― The 2016 Presidential ElectionSept. 15, noonIn his first event as the new Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, Bob Schieffer, one of America’s most honored and respected journalists, gives his expert analysis of the current status of the 2016 presidential election campaign.Black Liveness Matters: Tracing the Sounding SubjectSept. 17-18, 4 p.m.George E. Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, delivers the two-part George and Joyce Wein Lecture Series in African and African-American Music, which will consist of one lecture and one master class or performance.Women in BiotechSept. 18, 1 p.m.This symposium will explore the divide between the large number of women who pursue advanced degrees in related scientific fields and their representation in leadership positions in biotech firms.Summit on the Future of EuropeSept. 22, 4 p.m.The summit will convene scholars and public leaders at Harvard in order to deepen the debate on critical challenges facing Europe and generate ideas that support effective policy responses.The Sharp Amnesias of Guy MaddinSept. 25-Nov. 14Phantasmagoric Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, who will be a visiting lecturer at Harvard this year, pays a visit to the Harvard Film Archive during a retrospective of his unique independent cinema, including his latest anachronistically surreal effort, “The Forbidden Room.”12th Annual Brian J. Honan Run/WalkSept. 27, noonThe Brian J. Honan Charitable Fund was established to carry on Honan’s commitment to the causes he championed throughout the course of his life. Funds from the race have assisted and fostered local and national programs that support education, recreation, housing, and healthcare.An Evening with Rebecca SklootSept. 29, 5 p.m.Rebecca Skloot, author of the award-winning “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” presents a lecture and discussion about the book and her path to writing it.OCTOBERKansas City Choir BoyOct. 1-10A mystery told in flashbacks, this show is the story of two lovers in small-town America who separate when one goes in search of destiny and then disappears. Co-starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OrCEY1Z38g” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/0OrCEY1Z38g/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>
With their works “Making Democracy Work” and “Democracy in America,” political scientists Robert Putnam and Alexis de Tocqueville respectively laid out theories on the positive relationship between civil society and more efficient, democratic governance within developed nations. In her lecture Tuesday titled “NGOs, Civil Society and Democratic Participation in Kenya,” Indiana University professor Jennifer Brass argued these theories from Putnam and Tocqueville are equally applicable to the world’s less-established nations. Brass said the increase of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kenya has resulted in a bolstering of civil society and a rise in democratic participation in the areas in which these organizations are concentrated. She used the Kenyan definition of an NGO as a “private voluntary grouping of individuals or associations not operated for profit or for other commercial purposes but which have organized themselves nationally or internationally for the benefit of the public at large.” Brass backed up her positive findings with the results of a survey she administered to 501 adults across three districts in Kenya, asking questions about their interactions with NGOs as well as about their recent political behavior. The survey revealed respondents in areas where NGOs visited two or more times were 27 percent more likely to participate in a political protest or demonstration than those without NGO exposure. Brass said this significant effect of NGOs on the likelihood of protesting in Kenya shows established theories about the relationship between NGOs, civil society and democratic participation are valid in the case of developing nations. “It shows NGOs can be considered to be civil society actors … that participatory development does have spillover effects into the political realm,” Brass said. Despite the correlation between NGOs and greater political and democratic participation, Brass said NGOs are mainly concerned with issues of general development and of improving standards of living. “Looking at Kenya, what’s interesting is most NGOs are not doing explicitly political work,” Brass said. Brass said NGOs are steadily gaining more control over areas in Kenya traditionally thought to be the responsibilities of local and national governments. “Looking at core policy services that we think states provide, we have NGOs either by themselves or jointly providing about 10 percent of services in education, 12 percent in healthcare and about 20 percent in security,” Brass said. Brass concluded the lecture by saying that the nearly exponential increase in Kenyan NGOs reflects the broader trend of donors favoring these organizations over governments when it comes to aid provision. Brass said donors view NGOs as more accountable, cost-effective, participatory and in touch with grassroots communities.
By Dialogo August 31, 2012 Peru’s National Police will be reinforced with new weapons and equipment in order to carry out the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism, as part of a larger investment in security that the government is implementing, said the Peruvian Interior Minister on August 29. The government is committed to equip the police to improve the fight against drugs and crime; to that end we have a fairly significant investment for the infrastructure and equipment in the order of 640 million soles (about U.S. $ 240 million), said Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza. Weapons have not been purchased (for the police) in 25 years. We are in the process of defining what type of weapons will be acquired, but they will be similar to those of the Armed Forces, the official pointed out. In addition to weapons, the plan includes new equipment and communications systems to improve the way problems of public safety and police intervention in social conflicts are addressed. The police will also have new deterrent weapons to try to avoid fatalities that are produced in social conflicts, Pedraza added. Peru’s national police did not have the proper equipment to address the country’s current challenges of security and narco-terrorism. Now it will rely on equipment that it never had before, said National Police Director Raúl Salazar. The police chief indicated that there will be lightweight assault rifles like the ones used by the Armed Forces, although the caliber has not yet been defined. “In the moment of a confrontation, drug dealers do not discriminate between military or police” he emphasized.