Bisexual boxer Nicola Adams turned into Barbie doll

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first_imgNicola Adams has been turned into a Barbie doll | Mattel The two-times Olympic gold medal winner is the first UK and bisexual star to be a ‘Shero’.Mattel says they chose Nicola to honor her and inspire other women.Nicola Adams is first ‘bisexual’ Barbie‘I am so excited and honored to be… first ever boxer Barbie,’ Nicola said.The Nicola Adams doll has boxing gloves, gear embroidered with her ‘Lioness’ nickname, and her cropped hairstyle’.‘My hope is that everything I do helps more people realise they can do anything they put their mind to,’ Nicola added.‘Without my own role models, I wouldn’t be where I am today.‘Growing up, my biggest role models were my mum and Muhammad Ali – there were no female boxers in media when I was a kid, and I might have discovered my passion sooner if I’d seen other women boxing.‘That’s why empowering the next generation of kids is something I’m passionate about. It’s great to work with Barbie to share my story now.’ Bisexual boxer Nicola Adams has inspired a Barbie doll, released for International Women’s Day. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Bisexual boxing champ Nicola Adams immortalized in waxFrida Kahlo is getting her very own Barbie dollSandi Toksvig and boxer Nicola Adams among Diva Award winnersRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bisexual-boxer-nicola-adams-turned-barbie-doll/center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Other Barbie ‘Sheroes’Mattel has chosen 14 other women from across the world to be a Barbie ‘Shero’.Others being honored this year include director Patty Jenkins, gold medalist Chloe Kim,and conservationist Bindi Irwin.Also being turned into dolls are windsurfer Çağla Kubat, chef Hélène Darroze, volleyball star Hui Ruoqi, designer Leyla Piedayesh, golfer Lorena Ochoa, journalist Martyna Wojchiechowska, soccer player Sara Gama, actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan, ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan and fashion designer Vicky Martin Berrocal.‘Barbie hopes to encourage girls to pursue their dreams,’ Mattel said.Barbie have also introduced their Inspiring Women doll line – a range celebrating inspirational historical figures.The first three dolls will be Mexican artist Frieda Kahlo, aviator Amelia Earhart and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, one of the women depicted in 2017 film Hidden Figures.International Women’s Day 2018 is on Thursday 8 March.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-last_img

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Four SNMCMG1 NATO Ships Arrive in Karlskrona

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Four SNMCMG1 NATO Ships Arrive in Karlskrona Four SNMCMG1 NATO Ships Arrive in Karlskrona View post tag: four June 6, 2014 View post tag: News by topic Four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in Karlskrona on Thursday, 5 June 2014, for a scheduled port visit and pre-sail conference in advance of the annual BALTOPS exercise. View post tag: europe View post tag: NATO View post tag: Karlskrona View post tag: SNMCMG1 Authorities Share this article View post tag: ships View post tag: Naval View post tag: Arrive SNMCMG1 is visiting the port as part of the Group’s deployment to the Baltic to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region.Led by Commander Gunther Brassel (DEU N) SNMCMG1 arrived in port with the FGS ELBE (flagship), leading the Dutch mine hunter HNLMS MAKKUM, the Belgian mine hunter BNS BELLIS, and the Polish mine hunter ORP FLAMING. Two additional members of the Group, the Norwegian mine hunter HNoMS OTRA and the Estonian mine hunter ENS ADMIRAL COWAN, will rejoin the Group in time for BALTOPS.During the port visit, Commander Brassel and the SNMCMG1 staff will meet with Swedish Navy officials and participate in the final preparations for BALTOPS.“This visit reinforces NATO’s strong maritime ties with Sweden,” said Commander Brassel. “In recent weeks we had the pleasure of joining together in a port visit to Riga, Latvia, and conducted a passing exercise with Swedish Navy vessels while en route to Tallinn, enhancing our interoperability between our naval forces.”In addition to the activities Commander Brassel mentioned, the Swedish Navy was recently a vital contributor and participant in NATO’s triennial submarine rescue Exercise DYNAMIC MONARCH, hosted by the Polish Navy in May. The Swedish submarine HSWMS HALLAND and the Swedish submarine rescue ship HSWMS BELOS played critical roles, with the latter deploying the exercise’s loan rescue submersible, the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS).During the Baltic deployment, the ships of SNMCMG1 are participating in a robust program of operations at sea, numerous port visits, previously including Swinoujscie, Poland, Ventspils and Riga, Latvia, Tallin, Estonia, and the Historic Ordnance Disposal operation OPEN SPIRIT, which contributed to the destruction of 95 mines and 2 torpedoes.The 42nd annual BALTOPS is a multinational naval exercise led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. SIXTH FLEET, based in Naples, Italy. Forces including SNMCMG1 will participate in numerous at-sea activities to test their warfighting abilities in multiple skill areas.A NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (AWACS) E-3A aircraft will also be taking part operating in Swedish airspace, providing air and surface surveillance to participants. Another important role will be to control US, German and Swedish fighter aircraft during Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground operations.[mappress]Press Release, June 06, 2014; Image: NATO View post tag: Navylast_img

USI Offering New Problem-Solving Class To Community

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare University of Southern Indiana’s Lifelong Learning is now offering Simplex 1.0 and 2.0 Solving Complex Problems courses September 10 through 12 at Innovation Pointe. Both classes will be instructed by Dr. Timothy Dickel, president of Mater Dei High School.Simplex 1.0 will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, September 10 and 8 a.m. to Noon Tuesday, September 11. Simplex 2.0 meets from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 11 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 12.The Simplex method is a tool for teams of all sizes to use in solving problems and/or arriving at creative solutions to challenges. This method is not only used in the Evansville area but by numerous companies and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, government entities, nonprofits and health care centers.“This approach is great for organizations that recognize the value of collaborative problem solving and want to develop these skills in their employees and throughout the organization,” said Dickel.Participants in Simplex 1.0 will gain proficiency in applying creative-thinking skills such as diverging, converging and deferral of judgment and understanding and executing the innovation process.Simplex users interested in becoming facilitators of the process are recommended to take Simplex 2.0. Participants will learn how to lead a group through the eight steps that ask “How might we”. Participants will also gain an understanding of effective team structures, models of team development and the support of ongoing teams.To register for Simplex 1.0 or 2.0 visit USI.edu/Simplex1 or USI.edu/Simplex2.last_img

McLaughlin, Patrick H., 68 of Seaville, NJ

first_imgMcLaughlin, Patrick H., 68 of Seaville, NJ passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Rocky Mount, VA.Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was formerly of Sea Isle City, NJ moving to Seaville, NJ 33 years ago.Mr. McLaughlin worked in Maintenance for the Sea Isle City Public School District for many years retiring in 2007.Surviving are his wife, Barbara McLaughlin (nee Cossey) of Seaville, NJ, a daughter, Colleen Dobbs (Reagan) of Flower Mound, TX, a sister, Kathleen of Rocky Mount, VA, a brother, Michael of Somers Point, NJ and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph McLaughlin.A Memorial service will be held at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img

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