Spain is a hot country for UFO sightingThe Manises case is one of the best known filesRobledo de Chavela is an area with a lot of UFO history UFO simulation. Image: Pixabay Likewise, the security plane’s systems were firing, so he knew that the object was identifying or pointing. The Mirage F-1 was set to 1.4 mach to distinguish an object similar to an inverted cup without the base that changed color. Several radars detected the UFO in different areas, but the Mirage F-1 could not reach it; the UFO seemed to be playing with its superiority, until it disappeared towards Africa. The Ministry of Defense of Spain prepared a report where the acts carried out by the pilots, the radar recording and the testimonies of several civilians who saw the objects from the ground are collected.Robledo de ChavelaIt is one of the hottest areas of our country. In the 70s and 80s there was a large number of UFO sightings and even the sighting of a humanoid being. We are talking about Robledo de Chavela, a place near Madrid where there are gigantic antennas owned by NASA and INTA. The two best known encounters in the place happened in the early and mid-80s.In the first of the sightings four unidentified lights were seen flying around the bell tower of the parish church, lights that would later line up and set course for the NASA complex. Subsequently, a triangular-looking UFO was seen with a red wake in the back that also put direction to the space center, although the curious thing about this object is that it was also seen by witnesses on the Chamartín Station in Madrid.Also in the eighties several witnesses claimed to see a humanoid being, as well as many occasions in this type of phenomena, of great height. This supposed extraterrestrial came out of what appeared to be a kind of egg, which landed in a forest located between Robledo de Chavela and Valdemaqueda.The UFO of La GrañaAlthough the UFO phenomenon occurred much more in the 70s and 80s, there are previous cases in our country that are well known. One of them, declassified by the Spanish state, occurred in Ferrol on April 2, 1966. That day, around 11:30 p.m., several witnesses of the A Carreira radio station, including a corporal, saw a Luminous and opaque object that changed shape every few seconds. The corporal even took a picture of the object to the left of Monte Campelo.The phenomenon lasted up to 45 minutes, had a bluish color and was located a few hundred meters high. It was the change of form that most missed witnesses. A sailor who was in Narón, near Ferrol, could also see the object, this time located above the radio station. There was no further investigation.Legend has it, although this cannot be confirmed, that the UFO subsequently fell into the sea and was picked up by fishermen in the area. Upon arriving at the port, a convoy of the army waited for them to requisition the device, in addition to indicating that they should remain silent. The UFO was supposedly taken to the La Graña submarine base, introduced into one of the tunnels. Witnesses say that the object bore the logos of NASA and the American air agency, and that the US military ended up taking that object that looked like a spy drone. But … why the lights if it was a spy object? Do you believe in UFOs? Many people answer this question with a refusal, but certainly there are more people who believe in unidentified flying objects, especially those that come from other planets or other galaxies. Many people believe that we are the only ones, others have seen or know someone who has seen something strange and, of course, there are also fans of this type of sightings.Spain is a hot country when it comes to UFO sightings and, in fact, many areas of our geography are visited by fans of these types of sightings to try to see something out of the ordinary. These are some of the most relevant UFO sightings in the history of our country, some of them registered by law enforcement officers or military bodies.The Manises caseIt is one of the best known UFO incidents in our country, especially for the entire sequence, for the departure of a fighter plane to intercept the object and, of course, for the recognition of the protagonist. The JK-297 plane with 109 passengers, gave notice of a sighting of strange lights next to the plane, so an emergency landing at Manises airport was decided to avoid an accident. The first time this happened in Spanish territory (1979).After the event, three unidentified forms were detected by radar – calculating a structure of about 200 meters – so two Mirage F-1 military aircraft of the Spanish army left to intercept the object. One of them was piloted by Fernando Cámara taking off from Albacete, who soon located a large static red light on the Manises airport. Camera was flying at about 1000 km / h and said that light went from being static to flying at the same speed in the blink of an eye.
The United States (US) military on Wednesday donated a series of literature on suicide prevention in theUS Military’s Liaison Officer, Captain Christopher Hill presents the donation to GDF Welfare Officer, Captain Deon Heyligarmilitary to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).The books which were donated focus on training standards, Leaders’ Guide to Suicide Prevention and a series of pamphlets and information on warning signs and risk factors of suicide.The donation was made after a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) conducted by the Florida Army National Guard in early March, saw personnel from the Guyana Defence Force participating in sessions aimed at developing a tactical programme that applies to military operations, regarding suicide prevention and Force resilience.The US Military’s Liaison Officer, Captain Christopher Hill during the handing over ceremony said that the donation was made by the Military after the SMEE, so as to aid the GDF in preventing and dealing with the issue of suicide which has become more prominent in the Guyanese society.“During that training there was a lot of new material and suicide is a big issue and we wanted to expand on what was learnt during those sessions,” he explained.He also stated that the United States Ambassador Perry Holloway has taken it upon himself to ensure that Guyana’s capacity for suicide prevention is improved.Meanwhile, GDF Welfare Officer, Captain Deon Heyligar in accepting the donation expressed appreciation for the thoughtful initiative.“This information will go a far way in helping us to boost the knowledge of our soldiers,” she posited.Captain Heyligar stated that the US Army and GDF share a great relationship, particularly as it relates to information sharing from a welfare perspective.It was pointed out that the Guyana Defence Force effective suicide prevention requires everyone in the Unit to be aware of the risk factors for suicide and know how to effectively respond to such; and Commanders, Non Commissioned Officers and Supervisors all play an integral part in this regard.
The Ombudsman for Children’s Office has today welcomed the commencement of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, also known as the fitness-to-teach provision, which will allow the Teaching Council to investigate teachers in relation to professional misconduct. Up until now, there has been no appropriate avenue of redress for complaints about allegations of inappropriate professional conduct of teachers and school staff.This is an issue that the Ombudsman for Children’s Office has been highlighting for some time, including in a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2015 and before the Oireachtas. The Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 released by Ombudsman for Children todayCommenting on the commencement of the fitness-to-teach provision, Head of Participation and Education at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, Dr Karen McAuley said; “For several years, education has been the largest category of complaints dealt with by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office, with 47% of complaints in 2014 relating to the education sector.”“The prolonged absences of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, the fitness-to-teach provision, has been frustrating for students and for parents. A comprehensive and consistent complaints handling structure to deal with these types of complaints is badly needed and must be welcomed.”“The Teaching Council has indicated that under the new rules it will consider complaints on a number of grounds, including professional misconduct, poor professional performance, convictions and being medically unfit to teach.”“It is expected that only very serious cases of improper professional conduct will be considered for investigation. The Ombudsman for Children’s Office will monitor closely the threshold set by the Teaching Council for a very serious complaint. It is important that parents, and advocates on behalf of children, are clear about how they can have their concerns addressed.” “The commencement of the fitness-to-teach provision will have a positive impact on complaints handling in the education sector. However, a significant gap still exists as Section 28, the grievance procedures element of the Education Act 1998, has not yet been fully implemented.”“As part of the Education Act, it was expected that procedures would be laid out to guide schools in their complaints-handling practices. This never happened and with hundreds of complaints to the Ombudsman for Children’s Office directly related to the way in which complaints were handled at a school level, it is clear that urgent action is needed in this area.”“The Government has plans to address this issue by creating a Parent and Student Charter but the details of this charter are not yet known. We will be monitoring developments to ensure that the charter supports improvements in local complaints procedures in schools.”“Promoting good complaints-handling practice in schools is a key objective for the Ombudsman for Children’s Office as laid out in our Strategic Plan 2016-2018, which we launched last week. We want to see effective complaint handling practices affecting children and young people so that any issues can be dealt with as quickly as possible in the best interests of the child.”Incompetent teachers face repercussions with new Fitness-to-Teach provision was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:fitness to teach provisionombudsman for childrenTEACHERteaching council