10 cracking Lent and Easter fundraising campaigns for 2017

first_img Easter is upon us once more, so here’s a selection of the Lent and Easter fundraising campaigns going on this year.From giving something up for charity, to Easter egg trails, duck races, sponsoring animals, and bake sales, this time of year sees a whole host of fundraising activity around the country. 1) TrocaireTrocaire’s 44th annual Lent campaign focuses on the scale of humanitarian need across the world. It asks schools, communities and parishes to come together during Lent to pledge their support for the poorest people in the world by putting money in a Trocaire collection box or donating online, and aims to raise enough funds to deliver humanitarian aid to one million people. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 7) OxfamOxfam is asking people not to settle for an egg when they can give a share in a farmyard instead this Easter. For £5, people can help Oxfam provide farming families with livestock such as goats and cows, and training in how to care for them as well as in business skills. The gift supports Oxfam’s Making a Living projects. 9) Highclere Castle & Naomi House & JacksplaceHighclere Castle, home of ITV show Downton Abbey is holding a special Easter Sunday event in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. As well as an Easter egg hunt, there will be a chance to meet Disney princesses, get your face painted, bounce on inflatables and more. A donation of £5 per child for the egg hunt is suggested and children will receive an egg for completing the trail. 10) The Other Palace & OrchidThe Other Palace is holding the Musical Marathon 2017 on Easter Sunday, in aid of Orchid. The charity concert is directed by Paul Taylor-Mills, and will see 26 songs for the price of £26 a ticket. The evening is hosted by Caroline Flack with performances from Kim Criswell, Nathan Amzi, Louise Dearman amongst others. 261 total views, 1 views today 8) National TrustThe National Trust is again teaming up with Cadbury UK this Easter weekend with Easter egg hunts at more than 250 of its locations. Children must find the Easter Bunny’s hidden clues hidden around the participating venues for a chocolate reward. 10 cracking Lent and Easter fundraising campaigns for 2017 4) Miller Homes Midlands & local charitiesMiller Home Midlands is collecting chocolate Easter eggs to donate to local charities, including Home Start Telford and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action, ahead of Good Friday on 14th of April. The company asked the public to drop off Easter eggs at the sales centres of Miller Homes developments in Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, which will be given to local charities ahead of the Easter weekend.Image copyright: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 6) Children’s Hospice South WestThe Poldhu Beach Café in Cornwall is holding an Easter duck race on Easter Day to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West, by asking people to sponsor the ducks in the race while the NatWest on Commercial Road in Swindon has held an Easter themed fundraising day for Children’s Hospice South West. Bank branch staff dressed up in Easter-related costumes, held a bake sale and a raffle, while one brave member of staff wearing a rabbit onesie allowed themselves to be wheeled down the high street in a trolley to sell raffle tickets. Tagged with: Easter fundraising events Fundraising ideas Lent 2) Christian AidChristian Aid asks people to challenge themselves in the run up to Easter and ‘Give it up for Lent’, raising sponsorship for giving up something they enjoy for 40 days. Lent fundraising lunches in aid of the charity have also been taking place around the country. Money raised goes towards its work to end poverty and to help those suffering from famine. 5) Daisy Chain Sponsor An AnimalThis Easter, Daisy Chain, which helps families affected by autism, is asking people to sponsor an animal for £5 a month at its farm in the Tees Valley. The campaign supports the charity’s animal care service provision which delivers interaction and stimulation for youngsters affected by autism, with the money going towards meeting the charity’s funding needs. Animals available for sponsorship include guinea pigs, sheep, alpacas, ponies and skunks, and as well as receiving a welcome pack and regular updates, adoptees can visit their animals twice a year. 3) LepraLepra also asks people to give something up for Lent with its Give it up and Give appeal to raise funds that will help the charity keep its health education vans on the road. The vans teach people about the symptom of leprosy to help them spot the disease early and seek treatment. It asks people to simply collect and donate the money they save over Lent. 262 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Melanie May | 13 April 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Pipe bomb found near Peace Day One concert in Ebrington Square

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – June 22, 2012 Facebook A pipe bomb has been found during a security alert on the same night as the Peace One Day concert in Derry.The device was found at Rossdowney Road, not far from Ebrington Square in the Waterside where thousands were watching the concert.A number of homes were evacuated during a security alert, however, the Peace One Day concert at in Derry was not disrupted.The Army have taken the device away for examination.The road was cordoned off during the alert.Meanwhile, thousands of people packed Ebrington Square last night for the Global Truce concert.Actor Jude Law hosted the night of music which marked the start of the London 2012 Festival.Pixie Lott, Newton Faulkner, Guillemots and Dublin’s Imelda May headlined the bill that also featured Derry band, the Wonder Villains. Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Previous articleDonegal born Priest was ‘horrified’ by allegations teenage girl made against himNext articleIndependent Cllrs indicate that they will stick to pact News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsocenter_img Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Twitter Pipe bomb found near Peace Day One concert in Ebrington Square Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Google+last_img read more

Arrest warrant issued for person of interest in Alabama college student’s disappearance

first_imgAuburn Police Department(AUBURN, Ala.) — Police issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for a person of interest in the case of a 19-year-old Alabama college student who vanished two weeks ago.An arrest warrant was obtained for 30-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed, of Montgomery, for kidnapping charges in connection with the disappearance of Aniah Haley Blanchard, who was last seen at a convenience store on Oct. 23.Police released images of Yazeed on Wednesday, showing him inside the convenience store at the time Blanchard was last seen, according to the Auburn Police Division. Police believe she is a victim of foul play.Authorities said Yazeed, who is currently out on bond for charges of kidnapping and attempted murder in a separate case, should be considered dangerous and potentially armed.“Further investigation and analysis of evidence has determined that Yazeed was at the same location Blanchard was last seen and is involved in taking Aniah against her will,” the division said in a statement. “Additional charges and/or arrests are anticipated.”Blanchard’s mother, Angela Haley-Harris, and her stepfather, Walt Harris, spoke to ABC News on Wednesday just after meeting Beth Holloway for the first time. Natalee Holloway, who was also from Alabama, went missing in May 2005 on a trip to Aruba following her high school graduation and was never found. She is presumed dead.“I followed Natalee’s case and I’ve always admired her for her strength — just thought she was an amazing lady,” Haley-Harris told ABC News of Beth. “She’s an amazing woman and I think she’s going to be a great support for us.”Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, an organization that helps in finding missing people, connected Holloway with the Harris family and is assisting in the search for Blanchard.One of Haley-Harris’ younger children previously died in a car crash, she said. But the feeling of Blanchard’s absence has been different.Haley-Harris said, “I know what it feels like to lose a child, but the situation with Natalee, her disappearance and what Beth has gone through, I can’t relate to that. Now I can. I just feel like I needed her, I needed somebody who knows what I’m going through, what we’re going through. … I needed help, because this is such a rare situation.”Blanchard has not been seen since she was caught on surveillance video visiting the convenience store in Auburn’s downtown area. Police believe she is a victim of foul play.“We need her back; we have to have her back,” Haley-Harris said.“We can’t live without her, we can’t,” she added.The Southern Union State Community College student last communicated with a friend on Oct. 23, just before midnight, and her family reported her missing the following day.When asked what would help a stranger identify Blanchard if she’s seen in public, Harris smiled, and said: “That big head of hair, that beautiful smile. I mean, she lights up a room.”“She just keeps everybody upbeat and happy,” Haley-Harris said. “She’s just so much fun.”“I hate to say it, but this might be what got her into this situation. She was just so trusting of people, and I think someone may have just taken advantage of that,” she continued.Police said they found evidence in her vehicle that indicates that she may have been the victim of foul play. The vehicle, a black 2017 Honda CRV, was found abandoned near an apartment complex in Montgomery on Oct. 25. It had damage to the front left tire area, which is believed to have occurred between the time she was last seen and when the vehicle was found, according to police.“This is a criminal investigation. Obviously, we’re approaching it as such. I think the only right way to do it is to approach it as if foul play is involved and as if there is someone or more than one person involved in this,” Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said at a press conference last week. “We do not believe Aniah would, or did, essentially go missing on her own volition.”Her parents said rumors she was going to meet a date on the night she went missing are not true.“We know that’s not true because we were able to get into her accounts,” Harris said. “There was no communication with anybody outside of myself and her [mother] through her actual phone. Her social media accounts didn’t have any messages. The only person she was communicating with was her roommate.”Haley-Harris said the last messages from Blanchard to anyone were to her roommate over Snapchat in which she indicated she was with a guy she had just met. However, her mother does not believe Blanchard sent the Snapchat message because of “terminology” not consistent with her daughter, though she did not share specifics.Crime Stoppers said the total amount of rewards offered is now $105,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in Blanchard’s disappearance.Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a proclamation authorizing a $5,000 reward for information in the case. In addition, UFC President Dana White, UFC fighter Jon Jones and MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz each pledged $25,000 last week.Her stepfather, Harris, is a prominent mixed martial artist and contender for the UFC heavyweight title. Harris had been preparing for a marquee UFC fight against Alistair Overeem on Dec. 7, but pulled out last week due to his stepdaughter’s disappearance.“That’s what’s getting us through, hundreds of friends and our family that’s been there since the very minute they found out,” Haley-Harris said. “The drove from all over to be there with us and we just want to say thank you to them and thank you to the Auburn community.”Elijah Blanchard, Aniah’s father, appeared at a vigil for his daughter, thanked the community at a vigil in Birmingham Wednesday night.“Whoever would have thought that this little girl named Aniah would pull so many hearts together as one,” he said, according to Birmingham ABC affiliate WBMA.Anyone with information on the person of interest’s identity is being asked to call the Auburn Police Division Detective Section at 334-501-3140, the anonymous tip line at 334-246-1391 or the 24-hour non-emergency number at 334-501-3100.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. 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President Mooney leaves 12-year legacy

first_imgLauren Weldon During her her 12-year presidency, President Carol Ann Mooney accomplished many things, including the successful capital campaign “Faith Always, Action Now,” launching graduate programs, increasing diversity, the Voices of Young Catholic Women project, the Presidential Taskforce on Sexual Assault and many other projects and initiatives.Mooney said she has always loved to interact with students since taking office June 1, 2004.“It’s certainly the students I will miss the most,” she said. “I only get to know a few really well, but I have the opportunity to interact with quite a few, and what I really enjoy is seeing the people they become at the end of their four years here. Whatever else we do, if at the end of four years they are people we’re proud of, then everything is worth it.”She said she is continuously impressed not just by the students’ accomplishments and confidence, but their goodness and sense of purpose. “It feeds my soul,” she said.When the College launched the capital campaign, “Faith Always, Action Now,” in 2008, the recession wasn’t fully realized. Mooney said many doubted that the College would achieve her ambitious goal of $80 million, but the campaign concluded in February 2015 after surpassing the initial goal and raising $105 million, making it the most successful fundraising campaign in the College’s 171-year history.Mooney said it is in the College’s DNA to ignore obstacles and the success of the campaign is a tribute to the great education at Saint Mary’s.“The campaign was a success because Saint Mary’s is a good place because it does good work and its needs to continue,” she said.The campaign wasn’t the success of one person, she said, but it was about getting the word about Saint Mary’s out and showing people what the students, alumnae, faculty and administration are doing to make a difference in the world.She cited historic women of the College and their can-do attitudes as her inspiration.“Mother Pauline built Le Mans Hall when she didn’t know where the money was going to come from,” Mooney said. “She got a fair amount of grief from other Sisters in the congregation for moving forward on such a huge project, but she did it anyway.“Sister Madeleva Wolff started the school of sacred theology when there was no place in the world where women or even laymen could do advanced study in Catholic theology.”Renovations to Madeleva Hall were completed early in her presidency and the campus map looks different than it did when she took office in 2004. Mooney led fundraising and oversaw the completion of Spes Unica Hall in 2008, as well as the beginning of renovation to Purcell Athletic Fields, Angela Athletic Facility and Science Hall.There are lots of people today who keep declaring the end of women’s colleges, but nobody at Saint Mary’s is thinking that, she said.“There’s a sense here that if it needs to be done, let’s get on with it and do it,” she said. While it is important to get things done, Mooney said she hopes members of the College community will be inspired by her own pride for the College.“What I hope has been the result of my presidency is a renewed confidence in Saint Mary’s, a renewed pride.”New graduate programs align with both the mission of the Sisters and the College are part of that renewed pride.“Having the kind of graduate programs that we have started fits with our emphasis on teaching and fits with what we’ve learned from the Sisters, to see what the current needs are and then try to meet them.”The Sisters of the Holy Cross have had a deep impact on Mooney, and she said they inspire her to live out her faith each day.“Working with the Sisters has been a real privilege. My family has worshipped at the Church of Loretto for years before I became president.”The hospitality of the Sisters has very important in both her personal life and her professional life at the College. “I really admire the Sisters. I think what they exude is a real sense that they see the face of God in every single human being,” she said.Like the Sisters, Mooney believes in the impact of diversity of ideas and experiences at the College. When she became president racial and ethnic diversity was 9.1 percent and when measured in 2015, it increased to 17 percent.“The church is universal, embracing people from all cultures and races,” Mooney said. “As an educational institution, we need the richest possible classroom conversations, and what I’ve emphasized is racial and ethnic diversity because those are still markers in our society for different lived experience.“Having students with a variety of lived experiences in the classroom enriches the education for every single student in that classroom,” she said. “It makes it a more vibrant intellectual community, and all of our students deserve that.”The Voices of Young Women Project was an initiative Campus Ministry launched nationally in September 2014 with the support of the College’s Division for Mission. Campus Ministry invited millennial women to write letters to Pope Francis expressing their love for the Catholic tradition and sharing ideas that could contribute to the Church’s outreach to young women and support them in meeting today’s challenges.Mooney, along with her husband George Efta and two students, Grace Urankar ’14 and Kristen Millar ‘15 traveled to Rome to deliver the more than 200 letters written by Saint Mary’s students and women across the country.Carrying the letters across the globe was the most impactful part of the experience, Mooney said.“Meeting the Pope was wonderful, but carrying those letters where young women had poured their hearts out to the Pope was what was most powerful to me, and the hope that what those women had to say will help form our Church so that it better serves everybody, that was the real privilege.”She further described the experience that built her faith in both the College and in God.“It was one of those moments where I thought Saint Mary’s gave me the privilege of doing this and now I get to keep telling people about it. So what does it do for my faith? It calls on me. Sometimes it’s easy to respond to that and other times it’s not.”During her presidency, Mooney has had many opportunities to travel around the U.S. to meet with alumnae, donors and important Catholic leaders, including meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington DC and traveling to Rome for the beatification of Father Basil Moreau.Regarding the Presidential Taskforce on Sexual Assault, Mooney said the group will meet to discuss the findings of the Campus Climate Survey that was sent out earlier in the semester and plan next steps for education and prevention of sexual assault.A Saint Mary’s woman to her core, Mooney said she’s working through feelings of leaving the College.“I’ve told a lot of seniors that I will be as much as wreck on commencement day as they will be.“I know intellectually — and probably in my gut — that it’s time for me to go,” Mooney said. “It’s a good time at the College that all of our projects will be completed. We did our accreditation this fall, finished the campaign, we’re coming to the end of a strategic planning period. So I know it’s the right time, but I feel so connected here. It’s going to be hard to step aside, but I will.”Mooney and Efta have lived in South Bend for more than 36 years and she plans to stay in the area, except for trips to spend more time with her three grandchildren and two to be born in spring or summer.“I’ve lived on the fringes of Saint Mary’s pretty much my whole life. It’s turning into a long goodbye, but I’m trying to find the pleasure in each day.”Her contract ends May 31, and president-elect Jan Cervelli will take over June 1. Though she plans to distance herself from the College, she said she’ll be back for her 45th reunion in June 2017.Tags: 11th president, legacy, president, President Carol Ann Money, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

Navy Ships Offer Training, Deliver Supplies to the Americas

first_imgBy Dialogo February 17, 2009 The U.S. Navy is pursuing an active partnership with nations throughout the Americas, and a tour by the USS Swift is one of its most recent manifestations. The high-speed vessel has been to Panama twice since the beginning of the year, training students in the National Air and Maritime Service and the national police. U.S. Navy personnel have taught courses on waterborne security, small boat navigation and repair as well as port security. After completing instruction, the Panamanians will know how to conduct seaborne escort missions and high-speed evasive maneuvers. The U.S. sailors also offered a life-saving course and distributed $182,000 in medical supplies, surgical instruments and clothing. During an earlier stop in Colombia, Swift sailors and members of the Colombian navy together spruced up an old school in the coastal city of Cartagena, scraping and painting the walls for an excited group of kindergarten and elementary school children. For some American sailors, it was an opportunity to break away from typical tourist diversions, form new friendships and make a difference in a local community. Before the school rehab, Swift crew members turned over a ton of medical supplies to a Colombian charity for distribution. Under the Project Handclasp program, U.S. naval vessels transport donated humanitarian goods in unused cargo space and deliver them at scheduled ports of call. Training was also offered on how to use nonlethal weapons to control crowds — a fancy way to describe improving security through the use of pepper spray and tight anti-riot personnel formations. *Personnel Train For Disaster, Tourist Protection* The Swift’s five-month deployment to seven countries is part of a broader program known as the Southern Partnership Station, or, in Navy parlance, “SPS.” Every year the Navy sends ships to Central America, South America and the Caribbean to participate with partner nations in missions aimed at developing and testing the ability of civil and maritime services to respond to any number of situations. Sharing expertise is an invaluable way to promote military-to-military communications, in the view of the U.S. military. Such sharing also improves regional security needed to deal with transnational challenges, such as a colossal disaster, that are too great for a single nation to handle. During the Swift’s visit to Barbados, the focus was on subjects including harbor and airport security and small arms marksmanship. The Barbadian Royal Defense Forces were joined by personnel from Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia for the port-security portion of the training — a subject that is crucial for the tourism industry. The program generates a beneficial ripple effect as newly trained personnel go back home and set up their own training programs. Hands-on training in Barbados and aboard the Swift included pier, vehicle and container inspections and warehouse profiling, as well as anti-terrorism techniques. The Swift still has scheduled port calls in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It is carrying personnel from the Navy’s Expeditionary Training Command, the Naval Investigation Service Security Training and Assessment Team, and the Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group as well as many information system technicians to help install and train partner nations on a new computer-based vessel identification program. During a stop in Port Antonio this year, the Jamaican Defense Force talked about counternarcotics missions and real-world problems. Swift teams were able to tailor training to the Jamaicans’ specific needs. In 2008, the Swift stopped in El Salvador, where combat leadership training was one of a number of specialized offerings. Swift Commander Christopher Barnes said the training experience was meant to build lasting partnerships, establish enduring relationships and enhance maritime security. The Southern Partnership Station initiative operates under the direction of the U.S. Southern Command based in Miami. The command oversees U.S. contacts in 31 countries in the region. The commander of the U.S. 4th Fleet said SPS 2009 “provides an excellent opportunity to facilitate cooperation, interaction and communication between regional partners’ civil and maritime services.” Rear Admiral Joseph Kernan said side-by-side training with partners will help build “strong relationships, improve interoperability and enhance regional maritime security.”last_img read more

Pacification Force to Withdraw from Brazil’s Complexo da Maré After Improving Security

first_img“In relation to the balance of the operation, it has been deemed excellent, not because of the number of seizures or arrests, but because there is a renewed sense of securityresulting from criminal groups’ reluctance to act out in the open,” CCOMSEx said in its statement. The document states that the F Pac will remain in Maré until June 30, but will reduce its presence as it transfers its security responsibilities in the complex’s 15 communities to Rio’s Military Police. The initial plan was for the Armed Forces to remain in the region until the end of July 2014, which would have marked the end of the World Cup, hosted by Brazil with the finals in Rio de Janeiro. However, at the request of the government of Rio de Janeiro, the pacification force was extended on three occasions, most recently last December. Joint efforts also are being carried out at the schools in the complex, which include improving the facilities and bringing children on cultural visits. In addition, the Troops worked to rehabilitate and paint the facilities of the Maré Olympic Village, where children can participate in sports activities. Another example is the partnership with the Municipal Department of Public Order, which has allowed for the regular removal of inoperable vehicles that impede mobility and present public health risks. Only this year, 56 vehicles have been removed so far. The initial plan was for the Armed Forces to remain in the region until the end of July 2014, which would have marked the end of the World Cup, hosted by Brazil with the finals in Rio de Janeiro. However, at the request of the government of Rio de Janeiro, the pacification force was extended on three occasions, most recently last December. “The difference between the current extension and the previous ones is that this time, there is a schedule for handing over security responsibilities from the Maré Pacification Force (F Pac) to the Military Police for the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ),” the Army’s Social Communications Center (CCOMSEx) explained in a statement. However, the passage of the Armed Forces through the Maré complex of favelas was not characterized solely by police actions. The pacification force also brought citizenship initiatives to the inhabitants of the region. Through a partnership with Rio de Janeiro’s Court of Justice, they conducted marriages, registered birth certificates, and issued identification documents within the community, something that had not happened for years because representatives from the courts were unable to enter Maré. Responsibilities for security will shift to the Military Police The transfer will be incremental, starting with the most controlled sector, where there is a heavier Military presence, and moving on to the least controlled. The document states that the F Pac will remain in Maré until June 30, but will reduce its presence as it transfers its security responsibilities in the complex’s 15 communities to Rio’s Military Police. “The difference between the current extension and the previous ones is that this time, there is a schedule for handing over security responsibilities from the Maré Pacification Force (F Pac) to the Military Police for the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ),” the Army’s Social Communications Center (CCOMSEx) explained in a statement. The transfer will be incremental, starting with the most controlled sector, where there is a heavier Military presence, and moving on to the least controlled. The transfer is taking place one year after the start of what Brazilians call the pacification of Maré, which is home to 130,000 people, but was ravaged by crime and drug-trafficking rings. The schedule was set through a cooperation agreement signed on January 7 by Defense Minister Jaques Wagner, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces General José Carlos De Nardi, Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo, and Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão. Police to work with the community “These police officers pass through a brief adjustment period in order to facilitate integration between institutions. During this stage, they receive information about the rules and procedures of the pacification force, including patrolling techniques, procedures for dealing with the community, and instructions for utilizing firearms. The aim at this stage is to transfer knowledge to the police about the area of operations, the local leadership, and the peculiarities of each community so that they can take responsibility for security in the area,” CCOMSEx said in its statement. “These police officers pass through a brief adjustment period in order to facilitate integration between institutions. During this stage, they receive information about the rules and procedures of the pacification force, including patrolling techniques, procedures for dealing with the community, and instructions for utilizing firearms. The aim at this stage is to transfer knowledge to the police about the area of operations, the local leadership, and the peculiarities of each community so that they can take responsibility for security in the area,” CCOMSEx said in its statement. The transition between the F Pac and the PMERJ is already underway, according to CCOMSEx. Since January 12, approximately 200 Military Police officers from the Police Pacification Units (UPPs) have been working with federal Troops. Authorities anticipate that more police officers will be integrated into the PMERJ as the transition period progresses. “In relation to the balance of the operation, it has been deemed excellent, not because of the number of seizures or arrests, but because there is a renewed sense of securityresulting from criminal groups’ reluctance to act out in the open,” CCOMSEx said in its statement. However, the passage of the Armed Forces through the Maré complex of favelas was not characterized solely by police actions. The pacification force also brought citizenship initiatives to the inhabitants of the region. Through a partnership with Rio de Janeiro’s Court of Justice, they conducted marriages, registered birth certificates, and issued identification documents within the community, something that had not happened for years because representatives from the courts were unable to enter Maré. Still, the F Pac faced a setback in Complexo da Maré on November 28, 2014, when 21-year-old Brazilian Army Corporal Michel Augusto Mikami was fatally shot in the head while on patrol. The Armed Forces occupied Complexo da Maré on orders from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was responding to a request from the then-Governor of Rio de Janeiro Sérgio Cabral. Federal Troops took control of the area under the Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) decree, to preserve public order and the safety of the population, as well as to ensure that institutional operation is smooth. Still, the F Pac faced a setback in Complexo da Maré on November 28, 2014, when 21-year-old Brazilian Army Corporal Michel Augusto Mikami was fatally shot in the head while on patrol. “Since the start of the operation, the pacification force has been guided by the principle that reaching acceptable levels of security in Complexo da Maré involves more than just curbing the violence,” concluded CCOMSEx’s statement. By Dialogo March 04, 2015 “Since the start of the operation, the pacification force has been guided by the principle that reaching acceptable levels of security in Complexo da Maré involves more than just curbing the violence,” concluded CCOMSEx’s statement. Yes, it’s really the way they report it it’s a total success and deserves to be imitated by other countries I just made comment that here in Brazil, when military forces are at work, the politicians don’t let them. Why are they going to pull out the security forces from Maré? What hipocrisy. As soon as security improves. Where has security improved? Yeah, right. Improving the quality of life Responsibilities for security will shift to the Military Police On April 1, the Armed Forces of Brazil will begin to withdraw from Complexo da Maré, a complex of favelas or shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro. Security responsibilities in the region will be transferred gradually to the Military State Police, in accordance with the plan established by Brazilian authorities. The transition between the F Pac and the PMERJ is already underway, according to CCOMSEx. Since January 12, approximately 200 Military Police officers from the Police Pacification Units (UPPs) have been working with federal Troops. Authorities anticipate that more police officers will be integrated into the PMERJ as the transition period progresses. GLO missions take place when the traditional public security forces have reached their limits, as well as in severe cases of disorder. Regulated by the Brazilian Constitution (Article 142), GLO operations provide the Military with temporary power to exercise police duties until order is restored. Police to work with the community Improving the quality of life Joint efforts also are being carried out at the schools in the complex, which include improving the facilities and bringing children on cultural visits. In addition, the Troops worked to rehabilitate and paint the facilities of the Maré Olympic Village, where children can participate in sports activities. Another example is the partnership with the Municipal Department of Public Order, which has allowed for the regular removal of inoperable vehicles that impede mobility and present public health risks. Only this year, 56 vehicles have been removed so far. The Armed Forces occupied Complexo da Maré on orders from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was responding to a request from the then-Governor of Rio de Janeiro Sérgio Cabral. Federal Troops took control of the area under the Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) decree, to preserve public order and the safety of the population, as well as to ensure that institutional operation is smooth. According to the schedule, the F Pac will begin to hand over their security responsibilities in the communities of Roquete Pinto and Praia de Ramos to the PMERJ on April 1. One month later, on May 1, they’ll hand over responsibility for another three communities: Parque União, Rubens Vaz, and Nova Holanda. Finally, on June 30, the F Pac will hand over their security responsibilities in the remaining communities, fully withdrawing from Complexo da Maré. The PMERJ will then be responsible for providing security in the entire complex. According to the schedule, the F Pac will begin to hand over their security responsibilities in the communities of Roquete Pinto and Praia de Ramos to the PMERJ on April 1. One month later, on May 1, they’ll hand over responsibility for another three communities: Parque União, Rubens Vaz, and Nova Holanda. Finally, on June 30, the F Pac will hand over their security responsibilities in the remaining communities, fully withdrawing from Complexo da Maré. The PMERJ will then be responsible for providing security in the entire complex. From April 5, 2014, when Maré was occupied, to February 5, 2015, federal Troops have arrested 416 adults and 206 minors, and executed 40 weapons seizures. The Troops have also confiscated 3,500 rounds of ammunition and carried out 292 operations that resulted in drug seizures. On April 1, the Armed Forces of Brazil will begin to withdraw from Complexo da Maré, a complex of favelas or shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro. Security responsibilities in the region will be transferred gradually to the Military State Police, in accordance with the plan established by Brazilian authorities. From April 5, 2014, when Maré was occupied, to February 5, 2015, federal Troops have arrested 416 adults and 206 minors, and executed 40 weapons seizures. The Troops have also confiscated 3,500 rounds of ammunition and carried out 292 operations that resulted in drug seizures. The schedule was set through a cooperation agreement signed on January 7 by Defense Minister Jaques Wagner, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces General José Carlos De Nardi, Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo, and Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão. GLO missions take place when the traditional public security forces have reached their limits, as well as in severe cases of disorder. Regulated by the Brazilian Constitution (Article 142), GLO operations provide the Military with temporary power to exercise police duties until order is restored. The transfer is taking place one year after the start of what Brazilians call the pacification of Maré, which is home to 130,000 people, but was ravaged by crime and drug-trafficking rings. last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani elbow condition is no cause for panic with Angels, according to study, expert

first_img Shohei Ohtani’s career in Japan: Inside the numbers Long hours, sleepless nights helped Angels win Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes Miller: How much did Shohei Ohtani’s decision surprise the Angels? Even more than you think Angels leaning toward six-man rotation to help all pitchers, not just Shohei Ohtani Conte, who worked for the Dodgers from 2006-15, spoke Wednesday after reading the published reports of Ohtani’s condition. He has no independent knowledge of his medical history.Conte said it’s important to note that this study is a small sample, and it only tracked the players for a year. The sprained ligament could be a precursor to a more serious injury, perhaps one requiring Tommy John surgery, in the future. Of course, any pitcher is a candidate for future Tommy John surgery, particularly one who, like Ohtani, throws 102 mph.Conte explained that Ohtani has the least serious type of ligament injury.“Grade one is obviously the best not to have surgery,” he said. “Grade three is a no-brainer, you go (for surgery). There are all kinds of variations of grade two.”General Manager Billy Eppler said the condition of Ohtani’s elbow was disclosed on the medical report distributed to all teams at the start of the courting process. He said Ohtani underwent another exam on Dec. 7 at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic, the day before he agreed to sign with the Angels, and the club was satisfied with his condition. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Despite the alarming news of Shohei Ohtani’s elbow condition, at least one expert said the research suggests the Angels are doing the right thing with their prized new pitcher.The Colorado Rockies recently published a study that detailed the treatment of 72 players with elbow ligament injuries. The 28 who had grade one or lesser grade two sprains were treated without surgery, and 93 percent made it back to their previous level of competition for at least a year.Related Articlescenter_img Ohtani reportedly has a grade one sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament, which means the tissue is stretched but still intact.“Based on that study, I would tell you Ohtani has a very good chance of coming back,” said Stan Conte, a longtime major league athletic trainer who now operates an injury analytics program. Angels confident in Shohei Ohtani’s health despite report of elbow injury Eppler reiterated on Wednesday that the Angels “feel very comfortable” with Ohtani. Manager Mike Scioscia, whose annual winter meetings media session on Wednesday was attended by about triple the normal amount of reporters, said this is “something that’s behind (Ohtani). There’s no concern. No restrictions. He’ll be full-go in spring training.”In October, Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection, which Eppler again called “preventative.” Ohtani was already throwing when he was in Southern California last week, Eppler said.Conte said it appeared the Angels were treating him appropriately.“It’s very reasonable to try non-surgical care,” Conte said.Ohtani’s condition further demonstrates why the Angels are likely to use a six-man rotation this season, although Scioscia said it’s still just a consideration. Eppler, whose rotation has been decimated by injuries the last two years, said he is convinced that giving pitchers five or six days rest between starts, instead of the typical four or five, will keep them healthier.Conte said the science isn’t definitive.“We know guys who pitched on three days rest instead of four days have a higher chance (of injury),” he said. “Intuitively, you would think five days of rest would be better, but that’s not necessarily true. Nothing has been proven on a six-man rotation. …“I sure don’t think having extra rest is necessarily going to hurt. With all these pitchers going down with injuries, it is time to try some different ideas. A six-man rotation is one. I don’t know what else you can do. You have to think a little out of the box if you are trying to keep starting pitchers healthy.”NOTESEppler, who often uses football analogies to describe his progress toward a deal, said Wednesday afternoon the Angels were “at midfield and we have the ball.” Eppler wouldn’t say which deal is getting closer, but the Angels are seeking a second baseman. They also still might need at least one more infielder, along with a fourth outfielder. …Both Scioscia and Eppler alluded to some analytical material the Angels have discovered that they believe can help Jim Johnson bounce back from his 5.56 ERA. Neither would give a detailed answer as to what they found, but Scioscia suggested it had to do with his pitch usage. …Scioscia reiterated that Ohtani is not likely to hit on the days he pitches, unless required to do so in a National League ballpark. Ohtani rarely did that in Japan. Also, if the Angels begin a game with Ohtani in the lineup as the pitcher, they would have to have their pitchers in the lineup after he’s out of the game, too. …The Angels are expecting Martin Maldonado to handle another heavy workload, but with less impact on his offense. Last year Maldonado led the majors with 137 games behind the plate, which is no doubt part of the season his offense disappeared in the second half. Scioscia said now that Maldonado has been through a season like that, he’ll be able to do it again. “I think you can train to be an astronaut all you want, until you get to outer space you don’t know what it’s like,” Scioscia said. “He’s done it now. I think he understands what he needs to do and what he needs to do to be ready for his season and I think he trained well and I think he held up well.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Pehlivanovic won Three Medals at the European Championship in Billiards

first_imgSanjin Pehlivanovic, the best BH player of billiards, won three medals in the junior category at the recently completed European Championship in Veldhoven (Netherlands).Pehlivanovic became European Champion in discipline 9, and won bronze medals in disciplines 10 and 14.1, as announced by the Billiards Association of BiH.Although he is just 16 years old, Pehlivanovic had the opportunity to appear in the Junior Competition U19. He has been playing in competition of up to 17 years of age in the last three years and he won six golden medals. He was only 12 years old when he became European Champion for the first time in the year of 2014.With this title, Pehlivanovic got the right to participate in the World Championship for Juniors (up to 19 years of age) that will be held in Russia in the month of November. Last year he became the World Champion in the competition for up to 17 years.This performance in the Netherlands will enter the history of billiards in BiH, because this was the first time for our country to appear in a team competition. Pehlivanovic, Muratovic and Cerimagic won against Italy and Poland and they were defeated by Greece in the match for qualifiers to the World Cup in the eighth finals.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant opening goal of the season ruled out by VAR for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNAdvertisement acNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsf1twWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eald( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 41nw2Would you ever consider trying this?😱c907Can your students do this? 🌚zt6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was on the verge of having an incredible start to the 2019-20 Serie A season with an astonishing goal, but it was cancelled as VAR caught him offside by a narrow margin.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNYesterday’s season opening 1-0 away victory over Parma could have been 2-0, as the Portuguese forward’s 33th minute score from inside the box was already being celebrated with the signature ‘SIUUUU’ by the 34 year old, soon after it was ruled out, as Ronaldo’s shoulder was ahead of the offside line.Watch the clip below, courtesy to Twitter user @KingRobbStark1.Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo’s offside goal pic.twitter.com/9GQHVRnoLo— jimmy🦉 (@KingRobbStark1) August 24, 2019Advertisement The Bianconeri’s solo goal came from their legendary center back Giorgio Chiellini, who deflected in Alex Sandro’s shot from a corner kick rebound in the 21st minute at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.VAR already has been gaining some negative reputation, as recently stated by Liverpool superstar Mo Salah, who took a jab at the review system a couple of days ago.“I don’t like it. That’s my answer, always. I don’t like it. I love football how it is. It’s like that with the mistakes of the referee, with the aggression from the player sometimes.” the 27 year old Egyptian told in an interview with CNN.The Old Lady are currently at 2nd position on the league table, behind Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, who also secured 3 points, beating Fiorentina 4-3. Advertisementlast_img read more