Parachuting at the Military World Games

first_img I like this game and I want to learn. By Dialogo July 15, 2011 Parachuting includes three types of events: accuracy, formation, and freefall. At the Military World Games, there will only be accuracy and freefall formation competitions. In freefall formation, during a fall of thirty-five seconds, the competitors must perform the highest number of figures from a sequence previously determined by lot. Each team consists of five skydivers, with the fifth member being the cameraman, who records the jump and turns over the images to the judges of the event. In accuracy jumping, the competitor must land with one heel on a target two centimeters in diameter. This jump is made from an altitude of 3,600 feet, approximately 1,200 meters. last_img read more

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State and local police crackdown on drunk drivers during Super Bowl weekend

first_imgAnyone who is drinking during Super Bowl weekend is advised to designate a responsible driver or use rideshare services. “The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the entire year, and I am encouraging New Yorkers to enjoy it responsibly,” Governor Cuomo said. “It is simple: If you are drinking, do not get behind the wheel. New York has zero-tolerance for drunk driving, and our police will be aggressively enforcing the law this weekend to keep New Yorkers safe.” The STOP-DWI campaign will run from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. During this period, police will be increasing patrols and sobriety checkpoints and cracking down on underage drinking. Following last year’s Super Bowl campaign, State Police arrested 139 people for impaired driving and issued 7,891 tickets. (WBNG) — On Friday, Governor Cuomo announced that state police, in tandem with local law enforcement, will be cracking down on impaired and reckless driving.last_img read more

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Avian flu suspected in two Thai children

first_imgJul 23, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Two children in Thailand are being tested for possible avian influenza infections, which could be the first human cases since the disease resurged in recent weeks, according to news service reports today.The cases involve a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, both in the northern province of Nong Khai near the Laotian border, according to a Reuters report.A Health Ministry spokeswoman said the boy has a “probable” case but did not say whether he had had contact with chickens, according to the report.The girl had played with chickens, said Dr. Charal Trinvuthiphong, head of disease control in the Health Ministry, as quoted in the story.Meanwhile, suspected avian flu in a 53-year-old woman in Lop Buri province turned out to be a false alarm, the Bangkok newspaper The Nation reported yesterday. The woman was released from a hospital after tests showed she had ordinary influenza, the story said. The newspaper previously reported that the patient had touched a dead chicken in an outbreak area and was very ill.The Reuters report said 10 people in Thailand have been rushed to hospitals this month because of suspected avian flu, but all were sent home after tests showed they were free of the disease. Today marked the first time senior officials publicly reported suspected cases, the story said.In the widespread H5N1 avian flu outbreaks in Thailand last winter, the disease spread to 12 people and killed 8 of them. The disease also claimed 16 human lives in Vietnam. Both countries slaughtered millions of poultry to stop the outbreaks.In recent weeks, avian flu outbreaks have been reported in 15 of Thailand’s 76 provinces. An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report yesterday said the latest outbreaks included three in Bangkok.In other developments, AFP reported yesterday that Indonesia launched a major vaccination program to stop avian flu, which has resurfaced recently on the island of Java.Indonesia’s director of animal health said avian flu killed 3,161 birds in three Java districts in May and claimed another 1,760 in another district in June, according to the story. The outbreaks all occurred in areas hit by avian flu last winter. The official said the government plans to distribute 300 million doses of vaccine in stages.News services also reported today that veterinarians from ten Asian countries will meet in Bangkok from July 28 to 30 to discuss avian flu. The Vietnam News Agency said the meeting, planned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, will focus on improving surveillance and diagnosis.No more cases of avian flu have been seen in China since the outbreak reported in early July in Anhui province, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Jul 21. The story said that 131 people who had been held for medical observation in connection with the outbreak were released Jul 19.last_img read more

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Redcliffe peninsula promising in 2018

first_imgThe home at 42 Bancroft Tce is on the market in Deception Bay, one of the suburbs expected to see growth in 2018.THE Peninsula’s real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down after a year of strong value growth and one local expert is predicting the region will remain hot throughout 2018. LJ Hooker Redcliffe principal Danny Mailer (pictured) said the Redcliffe area had shown exceptional growth throughout 2017. According to the latest data from CoreLogic, almost all suburbs saw growth in the year to September, with Margate house prices shooting up a whopping 11 per cent, followed by Clontarf (9.6 per cent), Redcliffe (7.1 per cent) and Woody Point (3.5 per cent). More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Mailer said buyers should look to Woody Point, a suburb where he saw potential for further growth.“Deception Bay has also been a hot suburb on a lot of investors’ lists,” he said. Mr Mailer said interest from within the area as well as the outer Brisbane suburbs and interstate was driving up prices. “We are seeing a shift in the ratio between investors and homeowners starting to move towards more purchasers wanting to live in the properties they are purchasing on the Peninsula,” he said. “We are finding this is based on the lifestyle the Peninsula has on offer, which is only going to get better as the years go on. The Peninsula also has some great aspects currently with even more infrastructure plans for the future.”Mr Mailer said the lower end of the market was performing well with a lot of renovators looking to buy.last_img read more

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Fugro Wins New Offshore Wind Contracts, Reports Revenue Growth

first_imgFugro has secured contracts to conduct surveys at EDF’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the UK and Ørsted’s Greater Changhua project in Taiwan.Under the deals, Fugro will carry out multiple unexploded ordnance surveys at Neart na Gaoithe and a geotechnical survey at Greater Changhua, according to the company’s latest financial report.Fugro reported a 5.7% increase in revenue in the first six months of 2019, to EUR 796.9 million, said to be mainly driven by offshore wind and oil & gas markets.The company stated that the growth was fully related to site characterization, as a result of particularly strong growth of offshore wind farm developments coupled with increasing activity levels in offshore oil and gas.The rise in revenue was especially strong in the U.S., with high offshore wind activity levels. Backlog was slightly up, as large increases in offshore wind farm projects and the land business lines were offset by a drop in marine asset integrity, Fugro said.Overall, Fugro saw an increase in EBIT margin to 2.9% in the first half of the year, compared to 0.1% from the same period last year, said to be due to significantly higher offshore work volumes and better pricing.“I am pleased to report a strong improvement in our marine activities, in particular for offshore wind developments and hydrography,” said Mark Heine, CEO. “In line with our Path to Profitable Growth strategy, we are increasingly focusing on activities with better margins, improving the quality of our backlog.”The 450MW Neart na Gaoithe wind farm will comprise up to 54 turbines scheduled for commissioning by 2023.Ørsted’s Greater Changhua wind sites have a total potential capacity of 2.4GW. The Changhua 1 & 2 wind farms will be the first to enter offshore construction in 2021 and will feature 112 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines.last_img read more

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HK metro partially reopens after weekend of protests

first_imgHONG KONG – Thecity’s metro partially reopened on Monday after violent clashes overnight. Demonstratorswere arrested under the new emergency laws, which came into effect on Friday,after some of the most violent clashes in four months shut the city down onSaturday.  Tens ofthousands of protesters marched peacefully on Sunday, wearing face masks indefiance of colonial-era emergency powers that threaten them with a maximum ofone year in prison for hiding their faces. What started asopposition to a now-withdrawn extradition bill has grown into a pro-democracymovement against what is seen as Beijing’s increasing grip on the city,undermining its “one country, two systems” status promised when Britain handedHong Kong back to China in 1997.(Reuters) A masked anti-government protester leaves after helping to set a fire at the entrance of a metro station in Hong Kong, China on Oct. 6. REUTERS/SUSANA VERAlast_img read more

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Indiana AG: Be Aware Of Health Insurance Enrollment Scams

first_imgZoeller warns Hoosiers about health insurance enrollment scams.INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers against scammers taking advantage of the federal health insurance enrollment period that began October 1.Zoeller warns that the additional inability of Hoosiers to get help from the federal government during the shutdown escalates the need for people to be on guard against possible scam artists, who might seek to profit from selling insurance or by gathering personal information to use fraudulently.“During large-scale government roll-outs, scammers come out of the woodwork to take advantage of any confusion surrounding the program — luring people away from legitimate websites and posing as employees or agents of the agency. Additionally, with many federal agencies closed, help is even harder to find, so it’s necessary for those of us in state offices to fill this vacuum,” Zoeller said.The Attorney General says Hoosiers need to be cautious and never provide personal financial information or a social security number to anyone that shows up on your doorstep or contacts you by phone to enroll you in the federal insurance program.Tips to Avoid Scams and resources for assistance include:•The government will never call or e-mail consumers to solicit enrollment plans. Marketplace options and additional information is available at www.HealthCare.gov or at the Help Center, available 24/7, at 1-800-318-2596.•Anyone claiming to be enrolling consumers in coverage through the Marketplace before October 1 is not legitimate. Be wary of individuals contacting you with a “limited time special.” Rates will remain the same from October 1 to March 31, 2014.•Navigators, by law, may not charge a fee for service; however, licensed health insurance agents and brokers receive commission from insurance companies for plan enrollment.•Navigators are there to assist you during the enrollment period.•Navigators will ask you question about your income, family size, and other relevant personal information to help you make a decision about the type of coverage you want.•Navigators will ask for the size of the family to determine coverage options and for income information to determine eligibility for tax credits or Medicaid•Navigators WILL NOT call you to enroll you in health insurance.•Navigators WILL NOT notify you about special limited time offers.•You can find your local Navigators at: http://www.healthcare.gov/, and http://www.sircon.com/resource/layout.jsp?page=indianaLps&type=indiana.If a salesperson aggressively pressures you into buying insurance by telling you that you will face jail time if you do not have health insurance, beware — this is not true.last_img read more

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Sharon A. Vernatt

first_imgSharon A. Vernatt 69 of Sunman passed away Sunday March 25, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Sharon was born Monday March 14, 1949 in Huntington, West Virginia the daughter of Paul and Elsie (Cremeans) Beach. She married Yule “Chief” Vernatt and he survives.    She was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking, decorating and taking care of her grandchildren.Sharon is survived by husband: Yule Vernatt of Sunman; daughter: Kimberly (Todd) Plymale of Sunman; brother: Paul Beach of Delware, Ohio; 3 Grandchildren: Makayla, Colton and Montana Plymale. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother: Ruth Bias; one brother: Gene Cremeans.Funeral services will be Wednesday March 28, at 1PM at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.  Burial will follow St. Paul Cemetery south of Sunman. Visitation will be 11am-1pm Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Margaret Mary Hospice or Ripley Crossing Activity Fund.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com  to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Ize-Iyamu congratulates Osimhen on record deal with Napoli

first_imgRelatedPosts We have finally caged Edo politics lions, says Gov. Obaseki Edo 2020: Social media users turn Oshiomhole to laughing stock after defeat Edo 2020: Obaseki’s victory has several implications — Saraki Osagie Ize-Iyamu, All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2020 Edo State governorship election, on Saturday in Benin congratulated striker Victor Osimhen on his record deal with Italian clubside Napoli.Osimhen, who hails from Edo State, is the Serie A club’s latest addition following the completion of a deal reported to be worth over 70 million euros. It is a feat which makes him the club’s record signing and possibly Africa’s most expensive football player.Ize-Iyamu, in his congratulatory message, a copy of which was made available to the  News Agency of Nigeria, described the move as a deserving success for the player.He said: “This is a talented and hardworking Victor Osimhen who stopped at nothing to make his dreams come true.“In Victor Osimhen we find the deep well of strength and single-minded devotion that is symbolic of the Edo character.“These and more are the qualities that propelled the young talent into limelight. And if there is better news, it is that from his example, we can draw and get convinced that such excellent qualities are deposited in us all.” Ize-Iyamu urged Osimhen to remain focused and set new records at his new club, while also praying to God to grant him a long, fruitful, and injury-free football career.Tags: Edo StateNapoliOsagie Ize-IyamuSerie Alast_img read more

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Will have to structure squad based on what matches we have: Manuel Pellegrini

first_imgMADRID: Real Betis’ newly appointed coach Manuel Pellegrini said that he will have to make do whatever time he has with the squad before the start of the new La Liga season.Pellegrini, who was announced as coach of Betis on July 9, has only four matches to evaluate his squad before the 2020/21 season of the Spanish league starts on September 12. “We will play very few games, it is an unusual pre-season, pretty short really, with only 4 friendly games, all that added to the daily work,” Pellegrini said. “Of course I will have to try and make the right decisions, I would have liked to have seven friendly games, but it was not possible, so I will have to structure the squad in the month that we have.” The former Manchester City and Chile manager however said that the work that has been put in thus far has been useful. “I have been able to meet the players in person and in that sense we are seeing what the spots to reinforce are. We have had injuries in many of them so little by little we will have to define the final squad,” Pellegrini said. Betis played a friendly against the newly promoted Cadiz CF and managed to get a clean sheet out of the match. “It was a very positive test, first because it was the very first game of the season and we have only been working two weeks, and the first was pretty tough because we had to work individually, so we did not have much time to prepare the team tactically but I think the players gave a very good response. “Winning is always important and it’s important not to concede, so finishing with a 1-0 and I was very happy with the individual performance and the few details we were able to work on as a group,” Pellegrini said. IANS Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Re-Opening Education Institutes Issues & Challengeslast_img read more

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