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Run for Peace Celebrates Brazil’s Success at the 5th Military World Games

first_img The general also emphasized the fact that this year, Brazil has an additional reason to celebrate, aside from the fact that it leads the ranking of participating nations among CISM members. “This event has a special reason for being. Nobody imagined that Brazil would host the 5th Military World Games, organize them so well, and finish in first place in the competition. It couldn’t get any better,” he raved. By Dialogo April 20, 2012 Organized by the Defense Ministry (MD) and the International Military Sports Council (CISM), the initiative had the support of Military units from the Brazilian Army, Navy, and Air Force. According to him, the Run for Peace is a good opportunity to show that the Armed Forces are not restricted to the barracks. Over 2,000 people, including civilians and Military personnel, participated in the CISM Day Run – Run for Peace on April 15. This year, the event celebrated the first-place finish by Brazilian athletes at the 5th Military World Games. For Army Staff Sergeant Edmar de Oliveira Ribeiro, “gathering the family for this run is a way to motivate them, especially the children, to engage in physical activity.” This is the second year he has participated in the event. The chair of the Brazilian Military Sports Commission (CDMB/MD), Lieutenant General Fernando Azevedo e Silva, who participated in the race, appreciated the integration of Military personnel and civilians. “In Brazil, the credibility that the population attributes to the Armed Forces is evidence of the mutual respect between Military institutions and Brazilians.” The athletic event occurs simultaneously in all 133 countries that are part of CISM. It was created to celebrate the anniversary of the council, founded in 1984. The goal is integration with civil society through athletic activities. In Brasilia, the event had the support of the Planalto Military Command. The participants had the option of running or walking the 5K route. last_img read more

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3 tips for negotiating a salary

first_imgGetting offered a new job is always exciting, whether you want the job or not. Sometimes, you’ll get a job offer without even trying. But if it’s something you’re interested in, you’ve got to make sure the money is right before making a big life change like leaving your current position. It may not be easy to leave where you’re at without an offer that knocks you off your feet. If you find yourself in the midst of a salary negotiation, here are a few tips from Ladders that can help you get the salary you need…Know your worth: With a little research, you can get a good idea of what similar jobs pay. Also, don’t forget to consider the cost of living, especially if you’re changing cities. And don’t forget to trust your gut. If the position you’re considering is something you’re really excited about, think about your current pay and decide if making a little less would still be worth making the change.Show your worth: There are several tactics you can use to communicate your value to a potential employer. You can make a list of big projects you worked on. You can show your zest for learning by discussing any certifications or professional development you’ve gone through or plan to in the future. Just be sure not to oversell yourself.Don’t forget about benefits: Your paycheck is important, but don’t forget about the value of benefits. You might find more paid time off, the ability to work remotely, retirement contributions, etc. to be very enticing when you receive a job offer. Also, unless an offer blows your socks off, never accept the first offer you get. 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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Long Island Snow Storm Causes Headaches Friday

first_imgThat’s because moderate to heavy snow and wind gusts of up to 30 mph will combine to reduce visibility to as little as 1/4 mile at times, NWS said. The snow is forecast to taper off by mid-afternoon. The storm is expected to blanket much of the tri-state area and Northeast in snow.Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 30 when the storm hits. Once it passes, the rest of the weekend is forecast as sunny with temperatures in the 40s. But another storm is expected early next week.“There is the potential for a coastal storm late Monday and Tuesday,” NWS said in a hazardous weather outlook. “The exact track and intensity is still uncertain, which will determine the impacts for our region.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm forecast to dump three to 10 inches of snow on Long Island snarled the Friday morning rush hour commute, closed schools and left thousands without power at the storm’s midpoint.Crashes closed lanes of traffic in Nassau and Suffolk counties, hundreds of schools reportedly gave students a snow day and PSEG Long Island reported nearly 15,000 of the utility’s 1 million customers were without electricity at 11 a.m. Friday, although crews were working to restore power. The Long Island Rail Road was reporting 15 minute delays by the end of rush hour.The National Weather Service (NWS) expanded its winter storm warning from Suffolk into Nassau. The advisory expires in Suffolk at 3 p.m. and in Nassau and 1 p.m. Snow accumulations are expected to be lowest in Nassau and highest in Suffolk.“A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring,” meteorologists in the agency’s Upton office said in a statement. “Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”last_img read more

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Hermine Likely to Impact Labor Day Weekend on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Rain, gusty winds and strong surf are likely on Long Island over Labor Day weekend thanks to tropical storm-turned-Hurricane Hermine, which is expected to make landfall Thursday in Florida.Uncertainty remains over the exact timing and potential local impact of the storm, which may pass south of Long Island, but the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the New York Metro area, warning that Hermine may impact the region with heavy rain and strong winds over the holiday weekend.“We can expect strong rip currents and high surf…everything else depends upon the track and the timing,” said Carlie Buccola, an NWS meteorologist at the agency’s Upton office.After hitting northwestern Florida, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecast Hermine will pass through southern Georgia on Friday and the Carolinas through Saturday. Forecasters expect the storm to weaken after it makes landfall.RELATED STORY: More Snow Than Usual This Winter on Long Island, Almanacs PredictOnce it returns to the Atlantic on Saturday, Hermine is expected to stall in the waters south of Long Island, increasing coastal flooding and beach erosion, Buccola said. NHC forecast that Hermine will clear the off-shore Long Island area by Tuesday.Tropical Storm Hermine is forecast to impact Long Island over Labor Day weekend (HCS photo)The short-term forecast included a 60-percent chance of rain Thursday, sunny skies Friday, a 20-percent chance of rain Saturday, a 60-percent chance of rain Sunday and 40-percent chance of rain on Labor Day with temperatures in the high 70s through the weekend.Hermine’s potential for increased rip currents on Long Island come as an off-shore storm known as Tropical Depression Eight caused rip currents so strong that Long Beach closed its oceanfront beaches for one day after a man reportedly drowned there this week.The threat of Hermine also came on the first day of September, which marks the start of National Preparedness Month. For the occasion, the United Way of Long Island, 2-1-1 and PSEG Long Island announced the launch of BeReadyLI.org, a website guiding Long Islanders what they need to prepare for and recover from natural disasters.(Featured photo: Satellite image capturing Tropical Storm Hermine. Photo credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project)last_img read more

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Upbeat news on avian flu in Canada, Thailand

first_imgMay 14, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities say further tests have shown that geese on a farm in southern British Columbia were not infected with a dangerous avian influenza virus, but test results on ducks from the same farm are still awaited.Initial tests of geese and ducks on the farm had indicated possible antibodies to an H5 virus, raising concern about the possibility of H5N1, the subtype blamed for the recent widespread avian flu outbreaks in East Asia. The farm is at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, where authorities have been destroying millions of poultry because of an outbreak of H7N3 avian flu.In a statement released late yesterday, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said, “Further testing has revealed that geese on a Fraser Valley farm were not infected with either H5 or H7 avian influenza. There is strong evidence indicating the geese were exposed to the H6 avian influenza virus. The H6 virus is not associated with serious animal or human illness.”Further testing is expected to clarify the status of ducks on the farm, the CFIA said. In an Associated Press (AP) report today, Dr. Cornelius Kiley of the CFIA estimated the tests on the duck samples would take another week. The agency said no illness has been seen in the flock.The Abbotsford farm is within 3 kilometers of farms hit by the H7N3 outbreak, and the flock there was scheduled to be sacrificed in the effort to stop the outbreak, the CFIA said.The agency said it is not surprising to find various avian flu virus subtypes in birds raised outdoors, where they have contact with wild birds. The latter are known to carry various virus strains, most of which don’t cause serious illness in birds.Meanwhile, the AP reported today that more than 21 days have passed since the last avian flu outbreak in Thailand, raising hopes that the country may be free of the disease. The report quoted Agriculture Minister Somsak Thepsuthin as saying, “We admit that we’re not sure bird flu is totally cleared out of Thailand. But we haven’t found the disease anymore in farms.”Somsak said a farm in the northern province of Uttaradit was the site of the last reported outbreak, and no signs of the disease had been seen there since Apr 19, according to the story.More than 37 million birds have been destroyed in the battle to contain avian flu in Thailand. The country has had eight fatal human cases of H5N1 infection. New outbreaks have forced Thai officials several times to postpone plans to declare the nation free of the disease.last_img read more

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BoS takes over funding of £1bn Docklands project

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Brisbane house price growth set to slow as unemployment and interest rate rises begin to bite

first_imgBrisbane home values are set to slow over the next two years. Picture: Darren England.Ms Dabbs said the property slowdown was set to occur across the country over the next two years.Home values across the capital cities are tipped to rise 5.6 per cent nationally in 2017, compared with 7.9 per cent in 2016, according to the report.“Although Queensland’s economy is doing relatively well, we’re seeing tighter lending criteria from the regulator and that’s likely to limit growth,” she said.“We’re also expecting in 2018 a further slowdown driven by a likely increase in interest rates.”She said Moody’s was expecting the Reserve Bank of Australia to increase interest rates in 2018, but it was likely the major banks would continue to raise rates out of step with the RBA.The CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast provides a quarterly projection of residential home values across the country over the next 10 years. Hobart is predicted to lead the country when it comes to price growth in 2017, with home values tipped to rise by 9.2 per cent. Brisbane home values are set to slow in next two years. Pic Darren England.BRISBANE home values will hit the brakes this year as the mining slowdown continues to weigh on jobs growth, according to the CoreLogic-Moody’s Home Value Index Forecast.The report predicts house prices in the city to grow by 3.3 per cent in 2017, after rising 4.5 per cent the year before.In 2018, Brisbane houses are tipped to rise in value by just 1.2 per cent.Moody’s is partly blaming the Brisbane market cool-off on a slowdown in mining activity, which it says is driving the jobless rate higher and resulting in a slump in private investment. Queensland’s unemployment rate is currently the highest in the country at 6.7 per cent, according to the latest Bureau of Statistics data.Apartment values are set to slow more sharply than house values and are predicted to remain flat in 2017, according to the report. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE “A lot of that has to do with supply coming on line in the next 12 to 24 months,” Moody’s Analytics economist Emily Dabbs said.But the outlook for the state is brighter, with Moody’s predicting the property market to recover from 2018 onwards, supported by population growth, rising tourism and higher coal prices.Moody’s forecast is more optimistic than National Australia Bank’s, with its latest Residential Property Survey predicting Brisbane house prices to rise by just 1 per cent this year.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 These are the Queensland areas tipped for above average property price growth last_img read more

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John E. Burris

first_imgJohn E. Burris, 74, of Greensburg passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  John was born on October 9, 1942 in Franklin County to John Riley and Lula Mae (Baker) Burris.  John had many different jobs throughout his life, which included tree trimming, he had his own plumbing business, and he worked for Randall’s Textron, BCA, and Delta Faucet, all in Greensburg, and he most recently worked for Wal-Mart in the maintenance department. John was most known for his great love for coon hunting. He was a coon hunting fanatic, winning many contests and he was even featured in a story in the Coon Hunter Magazine. He was a veteran of the United States Army. On December 29, 1962, he married Eilene Venter and she survives.John is also survived by his son; Jeff Kraus, Greensburg, two daughters; Jennifer (Terry) Black, Greensburg, Michelle Ricke, Greensburg, 3 brothers; Phillip (Sarah) Burris, Connersville, Charles Burris, Connersville, James (Susette) Burris, Indianapolis, 3 sisters; Juanita Russel, Connersville, Lois Martin, Tennessee, Laura Lee Burris, Connersville, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister; Jeanette Stevens.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 31 from 1-3pm followed by Funeral Services at 3 pm with Rev. John Meyer officiating.  Burial and military graveside rites will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Mr. Edward Francis “Eddie” Thompson

first_imgMr. Edward Francis “Eddie” Thompson, age 77, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on October 7, 1939 in New York, New York, the son of the late, James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson. He was raised in New York and Lynhurst, New Jersey where he attended school. Eddie was united in marriage on November 10, 1957 in New York, New York to Jeannie Marie Jurgensen and to this union arrived eight children to bless their home. Eddie and Jeannie shared nearly 60 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed as a pipefitter, plumber and steamfitter for Union Local #440 in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 2001, after 30 years of service. Eddie resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 42 years. Eddie enjoyed remodeling their house, mowing his lawn and working. Eddie will be deeply missed by his loving family. Eddie passed away at 6:28 am, Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Eddie is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years: Jeannie Marie (Jurgensen) Thompson of Vevay, IN; his daughters: Elizabeth Barone and her husband: David of Lynhurst, NJ, Lori Browning and her husband: Myron of Vevay, IN, Cindy Purnell and her companion: Phil Markland of East Enterprise, IN, Kelly May and her husband: James of Vevay, IN, Tracey Thompson and her companion: Verle Lock of Vevay, IN and Michelle Ritch and her husband: Clayton of Vevay, IN; his sons: James Thompson and his wife: Jessica of Indianapolis, IN and Robert Thompson and his wife: Elka of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren: Jennifer, Melissa, Isiah, Simone, Gernot, Katrina, Ashley, Courtney, Preston, Blake, Destiny, Justin, Eddie, Luke, Michael, Haley, Chase, Cameron and Ella and his 17-great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents: James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson; his grandson: Mirco Wieczorek; his brothers: James and Robert James Thompson; his sister: Eileen Garland and his sister-in-law: Diana Thompson.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Private family funeral service.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Ocean’s Pettit Memorial pays $15,003 to IMCA Modified winner

first_imgWATSONVILLE, Calif. (Sept. 15) – The biggest IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified payday of the season will come at Ocean Speedway’s third annual Pat Pettit Memorial Shootout this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. The winner earns a hefty $15,003. The runner-up pockets $5,003 while third place is worth $2,003, fourth place pays $1,203 and fifth nets $1,103. A minimum of $503 will be paid to start the 22-car, 50-lap event.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Heat races and a qualifying feature will be held on Friday; ‘B’ mains, a last-chance qualifier and the main event are scheduled Saturday. Entry fee is now $225.Sound restrictions will be strictly enforced and no IMCA cone mufflers will be allowed: Recommended for use is the Flowmaster 40 Series Delta Force Alcohol Race Muffler.Transponders and one-way radio receivers are also required. Pit pates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow on Friday. The back gate opens at noon and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing follows 4 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission on Friday is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for kids ages 6-12. A family pass (two adults and two kids) is $45. On Saturday, spectator admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and $13 for kids. The family pass is $55.Kids ages five and under get in free both days.Pit passes are $40 for IMCA members and $45 for non-members. Kids 42” and over will be allowed in the pit area.Camping spots are available for $25 a night. The Best Western Rose Garden Inn (831 724-3367) is giving discounts to drivers making reservations for overnight stays.More information about the Pat Pettit Shootout is available by calling 831 662-WINN and at the www.oceanspeedway.com website.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, American Stocks and Four Bangers complete the weekend card.last_img read more

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