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first_imgBy Dialogo September 08, 2010 My favorite sport is handball and boxing. I want to see the fight between the Dominican and the Costa Rican. This mascot is the most beautiful of all games in the river. That’s why I gave him my name!!!!!!!!?????? Good caricature, he is a flambeau, it is a fine drawing with much enthusiasm, young people who are free with clean and healthy minds. Is this the hope for all of us that want to be? Created by Maurício de Sousa, the mascot for the 5th Military World Games was introduced to the public on September 5th, on the official website for the Rio 2011 Games: The mascot is a futuristic military superathlete. The Planning Committee for the Rio 2011 World Games is giving the public the chance to choose a name for the Peace Games mascot. The vote will be held on the Games website (, where internet users will be able to pick the mascot’s name. Electronic polling places will be set up all over the city of Rio de Janeiro, in public areas, schools, and military organizations. There will be three names up for a vote on the Games website, where voting will be open until September 30th. The name will be revealed, in the presence of the mascot itself, on October 12th – Children’s Day in Brazil – at Quinta da Boa Vista (Rio de Janeiro). The organizers of the Rio 2011 Games, in partnership with the Department of Culture of Rio de Janeiro State, will hold a series of activities for children and adults who participate in the event. The 5th Military World Games will take place between the 16th and the 24th of July 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, and are expected to bring together six thousand athletes from 110 countries, who will be competing in 20 sports, 15 Olympic and 5 military.last_img read more

first_imgBy News Release, Defense Security Cooperation Agency January 26, 2017 The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Peru for Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related support, equipment, and training. The estimated cost is $668 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 2, 2016. The Government of Peru has requested a possible sale of 178 Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles; 178 M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns; and 178 Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). Also included are driver’s vision enhancers; Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation capability; sets of special tools testing equipment; associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; VIC-3 systems; Operators New Equipment Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); publications; training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative support; contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office technical support; U.S. Government technical assistance; packaging, crating, and handling; de-processing services for shipment; and associated transportation. Total estimated program cost is $668 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important partner which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South America. It is in the U.S. national security interest for Peru to field capable forces and multi-role equipment for border security, disaster response, and to confront de-stabilizing internal threats, such as the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Peru intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its Armed Forces. This will contribute to the Peruvian Military’s goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability between Peru, the United States, and other allies and partners. This acquisition would support the first major step in Peru’s acquisition strategy to build a multi-dimensional brigade by 2030. Peru will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its Armed Forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.last_img read more

first_imgIf there’s been one constant in 2020, it is uncertainty. From an unprecedented worldwide pandemic to a crushing economic downturn and contentious presidential election, this year has thrown more curveballs than any other in recent memory.But, as we march through the final quarter of this very long year, we’re seeing a pattern of consumer payment behavior coming into focus. October credit and debit payment trends are largely in line with what we’ve seen over the past few months, providing some insight into what 2021 may bring once the political season and COVID-19 worries are in the rear view mirror.Spending is Up, but Credit/Debit Shifts are Becoming More CommonDespite depressed volume in the early months of the pandemic, transaction volume and dollar amounts have been quickly climbing back, with year-over-year credit lifts of 17% in September and 15% in October, and growth in debit by 9% and 18%, respectively.Year-over-year growth in monthly credit transaction counts among CO-OP member credit unions has outpaced debit since July, peaking at 16% in September before slipping to 7% in October. This likely reflects a combination of factors, including back to school shopping, late summer vacations deferred from earlier in the year and waning CARES Act stimulus relief. In comparison, year-over-year debit transaction counts have been less volatile but still grew by 3% in October. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

first_img“We have to follow the health department guidelines, the county executive, Broome County county executive guidelines so we need to follow all those, and we also have diocese guidelines that we have to follow,” said Elizabeth Carter. 12 News also spoke to Maine Endwell Superintendent Jason Van Fossen; he said teacher input is crucial for creating reopening plans, but ultimately the state guidelines will determine what the district does. The New York State United Teachers union told 12 News it believes social distancing and masks should both be in place if school returns in-person. Carter said the state still hasn’t released its full, finalized guidelines yet, leaving schools little direction for reopening only six weeks away from the planned start of the year.center_img (WBNG) — State teachers’ unions are now demanding local school districts follow New York health department guidelines. Catholic Schools of Broome County said because it has smaller class sizes, social distancing is not as much of a challenge as it will be for public schools. The president of the schools told 12 News even though the schools are private, they still have to follow public guidelines.last_img read more

first_imgThe district said they are working with the department of health, who will be conducting contact tracing over the next two days, and will notify close contacts to quarantine. Instructional staff will return on Friday, Oct. 16, for an in-service day. The school voted back in September to begin in-person learning on Oct. 19, a move away from the school’s previous hybrid model. On the school district’s website, officials say the school received a notice from the department of health of its third confirmed positive COVID-19 case at the school. This was the school’s third positive case in a 14-day period. As a result of the cases, the school will be closed for five to seven days, and will resume in-person learning on Monday, Oct. 19. NEW MILFORD, Pa. (WBNG) — The Blue Ridge School District announced the district will switch to remote learning until Oct. 19.last_img read more

first_img Full Screen Advertisement Phil HaighWednesday 27 Mar 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Anelka won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010 (Picture: Getty Images)Given the ups and downs of Anelka’s career, during which he was given the nickname ‘Le Sulk’ the documentary is bound to be an entertaining watch when it lands in 2020.MORE: Jose Mourinho is interested in Lyon or Monaco as his next role in managementMORE: Marcus Rashford makes decision on £100m Barcelona transfer Nicolas Anelka was at Arsenal from 1997-99 (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)There will also be plenty of famous faces discussing the career of the enigmatic Frenchman, with Paul Pogba, Patrice Evra, Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry all involved.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Video Settings 1 min. storycenter_img Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka getting his own Netflix documentary Netflix have picked out a former Arsenal and Chelsea man for their latest documentary (Picture: Getty Images)Netflix have announced that Nicolas Anelka will be the subject of a documentary which will be available on the streaming service next year.As part of the same series that has seen ‘Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend’ come to Netflix, Anelka will be getting the same treatment as his compatriot.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starVariety explain that the documentary: ‘Sheds light on the world of professional soccer and draws an intimate portrait of Anelka, discussing his childhood, faith, his experience at the Real Madrid, his troubled history with the French coaches, his banning from the World Cup in South Africa, among other things.’ Advertisement Comment About Connatix V67539 Anelka won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1998 and with Chelsea in 2010.The 40-year-old played for 12 clubs over a controversy-filled career, also performing for the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG.last_img read more

first_imgIAG said the new DC scheme would “offer market-competitive arrangements with a choice of contribution rates and the ability to opt for cash instead of a pension”. A spokesman for BA told IPE that the new scheme would grant members an automatic 5% employer contribution without the need for an employee contribution. BA’s contribution would escalate incrementally to 11% as employees upped their payments into the scheme, the spokesman said.IAG’s statement said: “Active NAPS members will also be offered a choice of transition arrangements including a cash lump sum, additional company pension contributions or additional pension benefits in NAPS prior to its closure.”NAPS closed to new joiners in 2003, having replaced the original Airways Pension Scheme. It represents roughly 47% of BA’s active employees, the company said.Earlier this year, the smaller Airways Pension Scheme hedged roughly £1.6bn of liabilities using a captive insurer structure. British Airways (BA) is to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme and roll out a new defined contribution (DC) arrangement.In a stock exchange announcement this morning, parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) said the £16bn (€18.3bn) New Airways Pension Scheme would close to future accrual on 31 March 2018, subject to agreement from the scheme’s trustees.In addition, BA plans to close its existing DC scheme, the BA Retirement Plan, on the same date and replace it with a new “flexible benefits” scheme from 1 April.BA launched a consultation about closing the scheme in September. The New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS), the larger of BA’s two DB funds, had a deficit of £3.7bn in March, according to its 2016-17 accounts. This was despite the company having paid £3.5bn into the fund since 2003.last_img read more

first_imgEuropean researchers have launched the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) which is expected to support the identification of optimal sites for new wind farm projects.Thirty partners from academia and industry from eight European countries worked on developing and validating new methods for the assessment of wind conditions as part of the NEWA R&D project.The main aim of the atlas, which was launched on 27 June in Brussels, was the development of standardized online maps for site assessment.With the application of a weather forecasting model, the wind conditions of the past 30 years were simulated for whole Europe with a resolution of 3km.Information about long-term wind climate at each grid point can be accessed via a web interface, which includes interactive maps, time series data, and statistics concerning wind speed, as well as other parameters of relevance to the wind industry at different altitudes.Jakob Mann, Professor at DTU Wind Energy and coordinator of the international consortium, said that “NEWA is the largest and most detailed data set for the validation and assessment of wind conditions.”The NEWA project started in 2015 and was financed via national funding programs in the partner countries and EU funding to the sum of EUR 13.5 million.last_img read more

first_imgWest Berbice forced to follow-on, victory for Lower CorentyneBy Rajiv BisnauthEAST Coast Demerara bowlers left West Berbice in a precarious position at the end of the second day of the Jaguars Franchise League three-day competition, yesterday at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club ground.Kassim Khan finished with match figures of 12/62 Kassim Khan finished with match figures of 12/62The visitors,asked to follow-on, were 9-0. They closed the day with 169 runs adrift of ECD’s first innings total of 346.Leon Andrews and Avishkar Sewkarran will resume today on three and four respectively,and surely with a huge task ahead.Resuming at 294-6, the hosts were bowled out at 12:52hrs. The day’s play began at 11:55hrs, and the hosts’ remaining batsmen could only survive 13 overs.Overnight batsmen, Amir Khan and Vivian Albert,were dismissed in quick succession, with Khan taking his overnight 39 to 44, before he was removed by Keyron Fraser.Albert went for 21, leg-before -wicket to off-spinner Collis Butts (6-98), while Paul Wintz (11), and Jermaine Martins (0), were both removed by Andrew Dutchin (2-72).Paul Wintz then consolidated his team’s dominance, with a four-wicket haul (4-24),which eventually took the match away from the visitorsOnly Sherwyn McPherson (39), Leon Andrews (30), Dutchin (19), and 14 apiece from Kevin Jawhair and Fraser, were at ease against the hosts’ bowlers.Sherfane Rutherford hit a century for East Bank in a losing causeSherfane Rutherford hit a century for East Bank in a losing causePart-time spinner, Chanderpaul Hemraj (2-22),along with Vivian Albert, Kamesh Yadram and Martins, were the other successful bowlers, with a wicket apiece.Meanwhile, summerised scores from the other three games are as follows:At Lusignan, Lower Corentyne, resuming on their overnight score of 227/7,went on to make 339,with Devon Clements finishing on 92 not out (7×4) and (6×6). Seon Hetmyer added 20 more to his overnight score of 51 before he was dismissed for 71. Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Steven Jacobs had 3/59, Ryan Shun took 2/16, and Sherfane Rutherford claimed 2/31.East Bank,in their second innings and facing a deficit of 234,could only make 196,with Sherfane Rutherford smashing a blistering 106 (6×4) and (10×6). Danny Narayan was again among the runs,contributing 33. Kassim Khan followed up his first innings 5 for, with 7/25,to finish with match figures of 12/62. He now has 33 wickets after 4 matches. Jonathan Foo had 2/30.Result: Lower Corentyne won the match by an innings and 38 runsAt Bourda, play was again called off without a ball being bowled for the second consecutive day in the match between Georgetown and Essequibo.At Tuschen, play was called off,also without a ball being bowled for the second consecutive day in the match between West Demerara and Upper Corentyne. Play continues today at Tuschen, Bourda,and Enterprise,weather permitting.last_img read more

first_imgOn Friday June 22nd, 2018, football fans thronged the Super Eagles Dome in Surulere, Lagos to cheer on the Nigerian national football team as they faceoff Iceland in Volgograd Stadium, Russia.As the Official beer of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Star Lager took their support for the national team a notch higher, with the set up of a state-of-the-art football experience venue for passionate football fans.The Super Eagles Dome features a tunnel showcasing the glorious history of the Super Eagles on LED, plus high-tech and multimedia technology that gives a 360-degree experience, a VIP lounge and a mini studio where football legends Ben Iroha, Ike Shorunmu, Uche Alozie Okechukwu and Tijani Babangida discuss the game and analyse the performance of the Super Eagles moderated by sports journalist Steve Dede. The dome also hosted artistes M.I and Small Doctor alongside DJ Big N who entertained music lovers with their hit songs during the after-party. The ecstatic fans who already had a wonderful evening watching the Super Eagles beat Iceland through an Ahmed Musa brace, also enjoyed winning several gift items courtesy of Star Lager Beer at the dome.Speaking at the venue, Abayomi Abidakun, Senior Brand Manager Star Lager Beer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said,“Star Lager as proud supporters of the national team has set up a meeting point where fans of like minds can come and show their love and support for the Super Eagles notwithstanding the scoreline.”The Super Eagles Dome was created for passionate football fans to spur the national team to victory while enjoying a 360-degree experience of ‘Football unusual’, with entertainment and an added plus of prize giveaways. It is scheduled to continue throughout the competition in Russia, and in multiple cities across Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more