El Salvador’s Humanitarian Rescue Unit Aids Disaster Victims

first_imgBy Dialogo February 06, 2015 During floods, earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions, the UHR deploys its 250 service members to conduct search-and-rescue operations, provide medical support, and make sure that shelters are secure, according to General Rafael Melara Rivera, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Salvadoran Armed Forces. Since its inception, the UHR has provided aid not just in El Salvador, but beyond the country’s borders. Aiding the civilian population for 18 years “SOUTHCOM has given us a lot of support during military exercises at a local and regional level through the Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM) to evaluate the emergency system levels and its response capabilities,” Gen. Melara said. “There, we have trained leaders in simulations.” To be prepared for any emergency, UHR members participate in various training programs. For example, in August 2011, the UHR took part in a tactical combat course held by the Armed Forces of Peru in coordination with the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). “When there is a national emergency, the Civil Protection System is activated and the UHR moves immediately to reduce the impact of disasters,” Gen. Melara said. “Our teams are available to different government institutions to assist victims.” Training, support, and cooperation In El Salvador, the UHR aided the civilian population during the major earthquakes that struck in January and February 2001. Collectively, the two temblors killed more than 1,200 people and destroyed or damaged more than 300,000 homes. “The FAES are constantly training and improving because, in El Salvador, the rehearsals become reality,” concluded Gen. Melara. “When there is a national emergency, the Civil Protection System is activated and the UHR moves immediately to reduce the impact of disasters,” Gen. Melara said. “Our teams are available to different government institutions to assist victims.” Members of the Humanitarian Rescue Unit (UHR) of El Salvador’s Armed Forces (FAES) consistently display courage, resilience, and determination as they carry out their mission to rescue and protect victims of natural disasters and other life-threatening situations, such as fires. “SOUTHCOM has given us a lot of support during military exercises at a local and regional level through the Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM) to evaluate the emergency system levels and its response capabilities,” Gen. Melara said. “There, we have trained leaders in simulations.” For example, on January 3, a large fire broke out at the Las Cascadas shopping center in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlán. The UHR responded quickly to work with the Fire Department to stop the blaze. The UHR helped extinguish the fire by using UH-1H helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets, four-foot tall containers which hold large amounts of water. Helicopter operators used them to drop water collected from Lake Ilopango onto the blaze. Since its inception, the UHR has provided aid not just in El Salvador, but beyond the country’s borders. Training, support, and cooperation In 2014, the UHR participated in a two-week training program involving various simulated emergency situations, such as a collapsed structure and a highway accident involving hazardous materials. “The Salvadoran Fire Department was able to contain the fire in part of the shopping center, but the fire was advancing on other sides because there was a lot of flammable material,” recalled Julio Salvador Monroy, a 36-year-old security guard who worked at a nearby university. “The helicopters helped create a firebreak to prevent it from spreading further.” In El Salvador, the UHR aided the civilian population during the major earthquakes that struck in January and February 2001. Collectively, the two temblors killed more than 1,200 people and destroyed or damaged more than 300,000 homes. Aiding the civilian population for 18 years It was created in 1997, within the framework of the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC), which proposed that all of the countries in the region should have units to aid their civilian population in the event of an emergency. Military authorities are developing a training plan to respond to earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, and other natural threats. Those will maximize the UHR’s ability to protect and shelter victims and help provide them medical care. For example, on January 3, a large fire broke out at the Las Cascadas shopping center in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlán. The UHR responded quickly to work with the Fire Department to stop the blaze. The UHR helped extinguish the fire by using UH-1H helicopters equipped with Bambi Buckets, four-foot tall containers which hold large amounts of water. Helicopter operators used them to drop water collected from Lake Ilopango onto the blaze. During floods, earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions, the UHR deploys its 250 service members to conduct search-and-rescue operations, provide medical support, and make sure that shelters are secure, according to General Rafael Melara Rivera, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Salvadoran Armed Forces. Members of the Humanitarian Rescue Unit (UHR) of El Salvador’s Armed Forces (FAES) consistently display courage, resilience, and determination as they carry out their mission to rescue and protect victims of natural disasters and other life-threatening situations, such as fires. The unit also assisted the civilian population during the May 2014 volcanic eruptions, which prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,400 people from their homes about 90 miles east of San Salvador. To be prepared for any emergency, UHR members participate in various training programs. For example, in August 2011, the UHR took part in a tactical combat course held by the Armed Forces of Peru in coordination with the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). The UHR responds quickly and sometimes works in cooperation with other first responders during emergency situations. The UHR also helped Nicaragua during the Atlantic floods of 2013. “The Salvadoran Fire Department was able to contain the fire in part of the shopping center, but the fire was advancing on other sides because there was a lot of flammable material,” recalled Julio Salvador Monroy, a 36-year-old security guard who worked at a nearby university. “The helicopters helped create a firebreak to prevent it from spreading further.” The UHR responds quickly and sometimes works in cooperation with other first responders during emergency situations. In 2012, the UHR assisted Haiti’s civilian population in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that killed as many as 220,000 people and destroyed 300,000 homes and commercial buildings. The UHR also helped Nicaragua during the Atlantic floods of 2013. In 2014, the UHR participated in a two-week training program involving various simulated emergency situations, such as a collapsed structure and a highway accident involving hazardous materials. The unit also assisted the civilian population during the May 2014 volcanic eruptions, which prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,400 people from their homes about 90 miles east of San Salvador. The UHR has responded to emergency situations to protect civilians for the last 18 years. It was created in 1997, within the framework of the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC), which proposed that all of the countries in the region should have units to aid their civilian population in the event of an emergency. In 2012, the UHR assisted Haiti’s civilian population in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that killed as many as 220,000 people and destroyed 300,000 homes and commercial buildings. The UHR has responded to emergency situations to protect civilians for the last 18 years. Military authorities are developing a training plan to respond to earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, and other natural threats. Those will maximize the UHR’s ability to protect and shelter victims and help provide them medical care. “The FAES are constantly training and improving because, in El Salvador, the rehearsals become reality,” concluded Gen. Melara. National Heroeslast_img read more

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The credit union guide to making impactful donations this holiday season

first_imgThe holidays are upon us and you know what that means – charitable organizations will start asking you and your credit union for money. It’s no coincidence. According to a 2012 GuideStar Survey, over 50% of the organizations surveyed said they received the majority of their contributions between October and December.Credit unions give millions to charitable organizations throughout the year and even more during the holidays. It’s part of their DNA to help their member’s financial lives and the communities they serve. But give smarter. You’ll make a bigger impact with your member’s money and their lives.First, take a look at your credit union’s donation policy. Does it reflect the mission of your credit union? For a more in-depth look on how to update that, click here. In short, choose a few key areas to make a difference that align with your mission and let that be your guide. For some good examples, check out UW CU, Vancity, 1st Financial FCU and even REI.Second, whether making a donation personally or on behalf of your credit union; do your homework first. Organizations like Guidestar and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance culls information on most nonprofits so donors can make more informed charitable choices. In fact, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance even bestows a “seal of approval” to an accredited charity for meeting all 20 of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards (yes, the National Credit Union Foundation is proud to display our seal from the BBB).One of the key indicators of effectiveness that the BBB looks at and most donors investigate is how charities use their funds. There are good benchmarks in place to review. For example, to earn the BBB seal, a charity must spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities and also spend no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising. Most reputable charities display this information openly on their website or annual reports and it’s definitely something to look for there and/or on sites mentioned above. You want most of your contributions used on programs right?Unfortunately, there are a lot of mismanaged charities out there, in terms of how they allocate their funds. For a quick look, click here. While their names might look noble or similar to reputable charities, these are organizations that spend most of their money on solicitors (ie: telemarketers, etc) and sometimes less than 1% on direct cash aid to programs!Next, this is easy. Make your donation! Get a receipt as most donations are tax-deductible.Don’t let that be the end of the story though. Keep talking to organizations you support. Maybe there are opportunities to strengthen the relationship. Subscribe to their updates. Tracking your donations is a great way to show impact to members, press and lawmakers. It’s also a good practice to continually review your donation policy and donations annually to ensure they are a good fit and making the difference you are looking for.Finally, look at other ways to give. Volunteer your time. Set up a group outing with coworkers, department, local young professionals or credit union people in your area, a chapter project, or friends and family. Hold a food or clothing drive. And so on.Philanthropy – whether it’s volunteering or donating money – is a great opportunity to act on your values. And for credit unions, we have what I think are ideals of the highest order threaded through all we do. Simply put, “people helping people.” 145SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Christopher Morris Christopher Morris is currently an engagement consultant at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), providing specialized attention to broad and diverse stakeholders throughout the Midwest Region. Previously, Christopher was a … Web: www.cuna.org Detailslast_img read more

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Federal Prosecutors Push Back on Barr Memo on Voter Fraud Claims

first_img– Advertisement – “It was developed and announced without consulting nonpartisan career professionals in the field and at the department,” the prosecutors wrote of the memo. “The timing of the memorandum’s release thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics.” The Washington Post earlier reported their letter.On Thursday, a top career prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington said in an email sent to Mr. Barr via Richard P. Donoghue, an official in the deputy attorney general’s office, that the memo should be rescinded because it went against longstanding practices, according to two people with knowledge of the email.The prosecutor, J.P. Cooney, also said that the fact that Richard Pilger, a longtime department employee who oversees election fraud crimes, chose to step down from that position over the memo was deeply concerning, the people said.- Advertisement – Others inside the department pointed out that Mr. Barr’s memo was carefully worded and contained caveats that made it unlikely that a prosecutor could meet the threshold to open a case and begin investigating.“Specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries,” Mr. Barr wrote in his memo. “Nothing here should be taken as any indication that the department has concluded that voting irregularities have impacted the outcome of any election.”Department lawyers often engage in heated debates over policies, investigations and prosecutions, but they rarely put their criticisms in writing and then send them to top officials.But Mr. Barr’s memo churned up rancor among prosecutors who work on election fraud, in large part because Mr. Trump himself was making false claims about widespread voter fraud. Even the specter of such an investigation into votes for the presidential race could shade the integrity of the election.Mr. Pilger, the prosecutor who oversees election fraud at the department’s headquarters in Washington, stepped down from his supervisory role in protest a few hours after it was issued; and other lawyers affected by the memo began to devise plans for how to push back on Mr. Barr’s authorization and what to do should a U.S. attorney announce an election-related investigation, according to three people with knowledge of these discussions.Even as the department’s officials and career prosecutors argued about the memo, Mr. Trump’s legal cases related to the election began to unravel on Friday. A state judge in Michigan rejected an attempt by Republicans to halt the certification of the vote in Wayne County, which includes Detroit, pending an audit. And lawyers for Mr. Trump withdrew election-related lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Arizona. On Friday, 16 federal prosecutors across the country who were assigned to monitor elections for signs of fraud wrote to Mr. Barr that they had found no evidence of “substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities.” They also asked him to rescind the memo, saying it thrust the department into partisan politics and was unnecessary because no one has identified any legitimate suspicions of mass voter fraud.The memo “is not based in fact,” the monitors wrote.Issued Monday amid the president’s efforts to falsely claim widespread voter fraud, the memo allows prosecutors to investigate “substantial allegations” of fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified, disregarding longstanding department policies intended to keep law enforcement investigations from affecting the outcome of an election. WASHINGTON — Career Justice Department prosecutors pushed back this week against a memo by Attorney General William P. Barr that opened the door to politically charged election fraud investigations, saying in a pair of messages that Mr. Barr thrust the department into politics and falsely overstated the threat of voter fraud.The protests were the latest rebuke of Mr. Barr by his own employees, who have in recent months begun criticizing his leadership both privately and publicly. They argued that Mr. Barr has worked to advance President Trump’s interests by wielding the power of the department to shield his allies and attack his enemies.- Advertisement – In response, Mr. Donoghue told Mr. Cooney that he would pass on his complaint but that if it leaked to reporters, he would note that as well.A department spokeswoman declined to comment about Mr. Cooney’s message. Asked about the prosectors’ letter to Mr. Barr, she said that his memo directed prosecutors to “exercise appropriate caution and maintain the department’s absolute commitment to fairness, neutrality and nonpartisanship.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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FAO concerned about H1N1 poultry outbreak in Chile

first_imgAug 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that the recent novel H1N1 influenza outbreak in turkeys in Chile points up the possibility of poultry outbreaks elsewhere, increasing the risk of H1N1 mixing with the more deadly H5N1 avian flu virus.Chilean authorities told the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Aug 21 that the H1N1 virus was found on two turkey farms near the seaport of Valparaiso. The turkeys’ egg production dropped, but no increase in mortality was seen. A later report from Chilean officials said the virus was identical to the one circulating among humans in Chile.The FAO said the discovery does not pose any immediate threat to human health, and turkey meat can still be sold after veterinary inspection and hygienic processing. But it does raise the possibility of outbreaks on poultry farms elsewhere in the world, the agency said.The FAO stated that the novel H1N1 strain is highly contagious but “no more deadly than common seasonal flu viruses. However, it could theoretically become more dangerous if it adds virulence by combining with H5N1, commonly known as bird flu, which is far more deadly but harder to pass along among humans.””Chile does not have H5N1 flu. In southeast Asia where there is a lot of the virus circulating in poultry, the introduction of H1N1 in these populations would be of a greater concern,” said Juan Lubroth, the FAO’s interim chief veterinary officer, in the agency’s press release.In an Aug 23 report to ProMED, the reporting service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, a Chilean health official said the Chilean finding marked the first known case of transmission of the novel H1N1 virus from humans to birds. (The Aug 21 report by Chile to the OIE said the turkeys had been exposed to people with respiratory symptoms.)The Chilean official, Julio Garcia Moreno, MD, MSc, of Chile’s Institute of Public Health, also remarked on the risk of an H1N1 reassortment with H5N1. “This is a concern vis-a-vis the possibility that this may happen in Asia or Africa under the conditions of co-infection with H5N1 virus,” he wrote.Another animal health expert, Dr. Les Sims of Asia Pacific Veterinary Information Services in Australia, told CIDRAP News recently that he regarded the chance of an H1N1-H5N1 reassortment event as low.Sims, who is a consultant to the FAO, said he wasn’t surprised by the news of the turkey outbreak. He added, “It was always a possibility that turkeys would be susceptible, albeit one that I had not considered as a threat in Asia given the limited number of turkeys reared in this part of the world.”We cannot rule out the possibility of an H5N1 and H1N1 reassortant emerging, but my assessment is that the probability of such an event occurring remains low,” Sims said.The FAO statement said the risk of reassortment is one of the reasons FAO encourages improved monitoring of animal health and good farming practices, including protecting farm workers if animals are sick and not allowing sick workers near animals.The agency noted that Chile is the fourth country investigating the spillover of the 2009 H1N1 virus from farm workers into animals. Swine have been infected in Canada, Argentina, and, most recently, Australia.See also: Aug 27 FAO press releasehttp://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/29532/icode/Aug 21 Chilean report to OIEhttp://web.oie.int/wahis/reports/en_imm_0000008389_20090821_200818.pdfAug 23 ProMED reporthttp://www.promedmail.org/pls/otn/f?p=2400:1001:2260318530546386::NO::F2400_P1001_BACK_PAGE,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1010,78910last_img read more

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Qatar Airways canceled 6 of 9 scheduled flights to Zagreb in August

first_imgThe situation is no better in August. Qatar Airways made its first flight to Zagreb on August 12, and was supposed to have 9 flights on this route by the end of this month. Only three flights were active (August 12, 17 and 26.08) while the other 6 departures were canceled (including the next scheduled flight, August 31.08). The biggest problem of this company is certainly weak demand, they point out from Croatian Aviation, so Qatar Airways to Zagreb uses its smallest aircraft from the fleet, Airbus A320, with a capacity of only 132 seats, but it cannot reach a satisfactory number of passengers. “The fact is that 70% of the planned flights have been canceled on the route between Doha and Zagreb, and this is certainly not a fact that instills confidence in the small number of passengers who have to travel with this airline. In that sense, we hope for better statistics in September.”They conclude from Croatian Aviation. Of the 14 flights planned in July, the company flew only four and then canceled the Zagreb route again by mid-August.center_img Qatar Airways resumed traffic on the Doha-Zagreb route in mid-August, but out of the planned nine, it performed only three flights, reports Croatian Aviation. last_img read more

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UK pension funds flirting with 40% bond allocation – UBS GAM

first_imgWithin alternative investments, however, there was a shift to private equity within public sector pension schemes, where it now accounts for the majority of the allocation.Within local government pension schemes’ (LGPS) 8.3% average allocation to alternatives, private equity accounted for 55% of portfolios, up from 40% in 2013.Among both private sector and LGPS schemes, infrastructure investment also increased, accounting for 15.6% of alternatives allocations in the former and 11.5% in the latter, both up by approximately 4 percentage points.This suggest that, while pension funds are increasing allocations to private equity and infrastructure, it is at the expense of other alternative asset classes over traditional investments, with overall alternative holdings remaining relatively stagnant.Over 2014, UK Gilts were the best-preforming asset class, returning 26.1%, while the worst returns came in cash at 0.3%.UK corporate bonds returns 12.2%, index-linked bonds and real estate both 19%.UK equities were the second-worst performer with 1.2%, while overseas equities returned 12.3%.Bond allocations have been rising since the global financial turmoil in 2007, which saw a jump from a 24% allocation to 30%, mainly via Gilts.Bond allocations flirted around the mid-30 mark for some years before rising steadily to 38% in 2014 – split 18% 14% and 6% in Gilts, index-linked Gilts and overseas bonds.UBS GAM said the growing bond allocation, from as low as 10% in 1990, could be down to pension funds’ increasing maturity, with bonds being used to match pensioner payments, or accounting standards forcing private sector schemes to match corporate bond yields for discount rates.“None of these developments actually requires pension funds to invest in bonds,” it said. ”However, they act as powerful incentives to do so.“Growing demand for long-maturity bonds in the UK has been sufficient to create a relatively flat yield curve. “It seems likely these pressures will persist as asset allocation moves towards a better match to the maturity structure of pension funds.” The average UK pension fund returned 11.7% over the course of 2014, with real estate and government bonds performance offsetting weak UK equities.The figures, published in this year’s UBS Global Asset Management Pension Fund Indicator report, also showed a slight change in average asset allocation, with bonds now accounting for 38% of portfolios, up from 35% and closing in on previous highs.UK equity allocations dropped to 16% from 18%, while allocations to cash, real estate and alternatives remained relatively static at 3%, 7% and 9%.Non-UK equities fell by 1 percentage point to 27%.last_img read more

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CGG in New Santos Basin 3D Shoot

first_imgCGG has started acquisition of a large broadband 3D multi-client survey in the pre-salt area of the deepwater Santos Basin. Santos VIII is the most recent survey in CGG’s on-going pre-salt program that delivers seismic data, and according to the company, enabling exploration companies to better evaluate pre-salt opportunities in advance of Brazil’s pre-salt licensing rounds.Santos VIII covers an area of over 8,000 km² adjacent to the Peroba, Pau Brasil and Boumerangue fields. The resulting BroadSeis data will be imaged with CGG’s full-waveform inversion (FWI) technology in its Rio de Janeiro Subsurface Imaging Center and merged with the Constellation reprocessing project to provide a regional broadband image of this prolific basin.Fast-track products will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018 and final products will be available in the second quarter of 2019.Jean-Georges Malcor, CEO, CGG, said: “The addition of Santos VIII will extend our world-class broadband data coverage in the highly prospective deepwater Santos Basin. It is the latest installment of our contiguous volume of over 94,000 km² of seismic data and integrated geologic studies that bridge the Santos and Campos Basins to cover the entire pre-salt area. These multi-client data sets are an essential resource for oil and gas companies to complete a detailed picture of the complex Santos Basin in advance of Brazil’s future licensing rounds.”last_img read more

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Medical air service transportation services comes to Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share BusinessHealthLifestyleLocalNews Medical air service transportation services comes to Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – June 7, 2017 1804 Views   5 commentscenter_img Share Tweet Director of International Operations, Mary Grace ThoennesDominicans can now enjoy the benefit of medical air transportation services with Medical Air Service Association (MASA Assist), a company founded in Texas, in the United States of America.MASA Assist is described as the premier provider of pre-paid medical transportation assistance which has been providing this service to several countries within the Caribbean region for over twenty-five years.Its director of international operations, Mary Grace Thoennes said in an interview with Dominica Vibes on Tuesday 6 June 2017 that they are pleased to offer this essential service to Dominican nationals and residents.Thoennes described this medical air transportation service as “a life necessity”, especially in cases of emergencies, to access treatment outside of the jurisdiction.“If something goes wrong you need to be able to get the care and more likely it’s going to have to be off island. So we’re very passionate about providing that transportation to folks and being able to get them to where they need to be,” she said.“We run into so many situations where a lady has a baby and the baby is in a situation where they need to get additional care. We’ll fly the baby and the mother to hospital to receive that care and without us being able to do that, that baby may not have made it”.“So we run into a lot of situations similar to that where it’s with kids and Dominica doesn’t have the care that’s needed to handle those situations so we want to be able to provide that transportation,” Thoennes explained.MASA Assist is in the process of establishing an office location in Roseau but has already employed sale agents who can offer the service at an affordable membership rate to interested persons.In addition to providing medical air transportation for emergency situations, MASA Assist will also provide transportation to persons with pre-existing conditions, rehabilitation or monthly treatment. They also provide assistance to its members to obtain visas, with the proper documentation, where applicable.According to Thoennes what sets MASA Assist apart from other companies is that they provide transportation to the hospital or medical facility as well as for the return home.“It is very affordable, it’s basically a dollar a day and that will cover you and your family so that becomes no question of the value that is offered to you…we have other single memberships so that’s a little bit different on the cost but it’s very, very affordable,” she informed. Additional information on MASA Assist can be obtained via www.MASAassist.com or call 1 (767) 276 7193.last_img read more

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Lambert confident of new deal

first_img Lambert is midway through a three-year contract after joining Villa from Norwich in the summer of 2012. It has not all been plain sailing for Lambert as Villa only narrowly avoided relegation last season, which included a humiliating Capital One Cup semi-final defeat to Bradford and 8-0 hammering at Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League. “He knows what’s happened, and he knows the way we want to go, and as I said, he’s backed it and been excellent.” Lambert, meanwhile, has confirmed striker Gabriel Agbonlahor should return for Saturday’s home clash with West Ham. Agbonlahor sustained a foot injury in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool eight days ago after tumbling over an advertising hoarding, forcing him out of the 4-3 victory over West Brom last week and 2-1 loss at Everton on Saturday. But after making rapid progress, Lambert said: “Gabby looks pretty good at the moment.” Centre-back Ron Vlaar is unlikely to figure after picking up a hamstring problem sustained late in the game at Goodison Park. Press Association Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is expecting no issues in discussions with Randy Lerner over a new deal after hailing the American owner’s vision for the club. Villa sit a respectable 10th in the league this campaign, although they are only five points off the relegation zone. Lambert, though, enjoys a very healthy relationship with Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner, and it comes as no surprise tentative talks have started with regard to a contract extension. “I speak to Randy a lot, and things like that (a new contract) will take care of itself,” said Lambert. “I’ve another year after this anyway. I never look too far ahead. “But I’m sure the discussions between me and the chairman will be the same as they’ve always been. They’ll be pleasant, with no problems either way whatsoever.” Suggested any extension would be a vote of confidence, Lambert added: “They (Lerner and Faulkner) see the vision and what’s happened. “They see the work that has been going on behind the scenes, to have that vision of what you want to do. “If you have that vision, you need people seeing it and backing it, and Randy has been fantastic with that. last_img read more

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