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Afghan War prisoner escapes

During the 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan, many Taliban, al-Qaeda and militant fighters were captured and held at military bases in the region. On several occasions, there were instances of mass escapes. On October 11, 2003, nearly 30 prisoners held near Kandahar managed to escape; some reporters suggested they were released. In July 2005, Omar al-Faruq, the highest-ranked prisoner at the base and one of the highest-ranked al-Qaeda officers captured, escaped along with Libyan Abu Yahya al-Libi, Saudi Muhammad Jafar Jamal al-Kahtani and Syrian Abdullah Hashimi. All four prisoners had been individually found guilty of various acts of belligerence, thus assigned to "Cell 119" in the days before the escape, the only cell set apart from the rest – though obstructed from guards' view. On the night of July 15, the prisoners were all accounted for at the 01:50 headcount picked the lock of the cell, changed out of their prison uniforms, sneaked into the main camp area and crawled over a damaged wall and crossed a Soviet-era minefield to meet a getaway vehicle.

After their disappearance was noted at the 03:45 headcount, a massive manhunt, including the use of helicopters, was dispatched, though didn't manage to find any of the escapees. A military police officer was suspected of aiding their escape, but was cleared. Initial reports from the U. S. military gave different names for the escapees, included a reference to Libyan Hasan Qayad, who had appeared in a video giving a sermon on the end of Ramadan 4 November 2005. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman spoke to the press stating that this "clearly wasn't the US military's finest hour". On 18 October Kahtani released a videotape in Pakistan, detailing the escape and pledging further attacks against Saudi Arabia and United States. Al-Faruq was killed by British soldiers in Iraq in September 2006. Al-Kahtani was recaptured in Afghanistan in November 2006. Hashimi was killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan in July 2008. Al-Libi was killed in a drone strike in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan in June 2012.

All the escapees have since been captured or killed. "Afghanistan:'Al-Qaeda militant' resurfaces in video". Afghanistan:'Al-Qaeda militant' resurfaces in video. 2005-12-19. Archived from the original on March 12, 2007. Retrieved 2006

Banco de la NaciĆ³n Argentina

Banco de la Nación Argentina is the national bank of Argentina, the largest in the country's banking sector. The Bank of the Argentine Nation was founded on 18 October 1891 by President Carlos Pellegrini, with the purpose of stabilizing the nation's finances following the Panic of 1890. In its early decades it became a leading financing source for agricultural smallholders, for commercial and industrial businesses, as well as handling an array of public sector transactions; the bank's reputation suffered after it was revealed that bribes had been received by the board of directors in 1994 when contacting IBM for the supply of computers and communication equipment, becoming a prominent political scandal at the time. Long a significant supplier of domestic lending in a credit-tight economy, the bank attempted—with only partial success—to revive the local credit market during the tenure of Gabriela Ciganotto, who stated the main goal of the bank in her inauguration speech in 2006 as "putting at the service of production small and medium businesses, not of speculation."In December 2006 the bank ranked 278th in the world in terms of tier one capital according to a global survey of top 1000 world banks carried out by The Banker, a Financial Times publication.

Domestically, it has long been Argentina's largest bank. Its lending profile is less oriented toward consumer or mortgage lending than other leading banks in Argentina; the public bank is giving to the people divers credit such as UVA credit for house mortgage. The bank's headquarters are located in the San Nicolás neighborhood of Buenos Aires on the site of the Teatro Colón's first building, bought by the national government in 1888 and designated as main offices of the founded institution; the edifice was remodeled in 1910 by architect Adolfo Büttner to better suit its new role as a bank venue. In 1938 architect Alejandro Bustillo presented a new design for a much larger building in a revivalist, French-influenced, Monumental Neoclassical style; these new 100,000 m2 headquarters were built in two stages between 1940 and 1955. This building is home to the Alejandro Bustillo Art Gallery, established in 1971, as well as to a historic and numismatic museum. Architectural evolution of the headquarters of the Bank of the Argentine Nation In December 2011 the bank maintained 626 branches throughout Argentina, 15 more overseas, along with a representative office in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

It employed 16,519 people in Argentina, more than 200 abroad. Selected branches of the Bank of the Argentine Nation Club Banco Nación Official website

Interpersonal reconstructive therapy

Interpersonal reconstructive therapy is a psychotherapy for treating people with personality disorders those who have not been helped by other therapies or medication. It was developed by a retired professor at the University of Utah. IRT is based on understanding of how early attachment patterns affect the patient's behavior; when the human infant experiences "good enough" early care, it forms a secure attachment to parental figures that serves as a base from which to interact with the world. If early care is less than optimal, the infant must nonetheless attach to caregivers, but the patterns that form may be maladaptive in life, leading to personality disorders; these patterns form when an infant caregivers. The internalizations follow one or more of three copy processes: 1; the child acts. 2. The child acts. 3. The child treats himself/herself. For instance, if a patient was ignored as a child, the patient may ignore his/her spouse and children, wall off from them as if still being ignored, or neglect himself/herself.

The original caretaker may be long gone from the patient's life, but the patient persists on following the old patterns, striving to mend the broken relationship with the now internalized caretaker. Though the patient may be unaware of the patterns' origin and purpose, they express his/her love for the caretaker and hope that this love will at last be returned. "Every psychopathology is a gift of love."IRT seeks to recognize and analyze the maladaptive patterns that cause the patient to engage in self-destructive behaviors, guide him/her toward the formation of healthier patterns. The case formulation categorizes the problem patterns according to Structural Analysis of Social Behavior, a technique developed by Dr. Benjamin. In SASB, behavior is described according to focus and interdependence. Once the case formulation has been made, therapy can proceed; the first step in therapy is the formation of the therapy alliance. The relationship between therapist and patient optimally will guide the patient toward forming healthier patterns of attachment.

The therapist strives to collaborate with the part of the patient open to new patterns and constructive change. In IRT terminology, this part is called Green; the part that seeks to continue with the old patterns is called Red. During the course of therapy the two forces within the patient's mind and Green, with Green becoming ascendant. There are five stages to the course of therapy: 1. Collaboration between patient and therapist. 2. Learning about the old patterns, where they come from, what they are for. 3. Blocking the old patterns. 4. Enabling the will to change 5. Learning new patterns IRT treatments are completed in less than a year, most require multiple years