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The 5th Military World Games

first_img To escort the convoys of the various delegations, more than 90 Harley-Davidson motorcycles were acquired to expand the Army, Navy, and Air Force fleets that will provide security for VIP transportation. Lt. Col. Alfredo de Andrade Bottino, commander of the 1st Guards Battalion, noted that 20 of the motorcycles were assigned to his battalion to help maintain law and order, including monitoring roads and areas where training and official competitions will take place. Gen. Jamil Megid Júnior, the coordinator of the planning committee for the games, explained that the operational communications network was also expanded and modernized through the purchase of new equipment to create mobile networks that will be used at competition venues. Navy Rear Adm. Fernardo César da Silva Mota, commander of CEFAN and president of the Navy Sports Commission, said administration of the 20 sports will be divided among the Army, administering 10 sports; the Navy with six; and the Air Force with four. He added that the two official competitions that will take place at CEFAN are the naval pentathlon and taekwondo. There will be about 7,000 athletes and 2,000 delegates from more than 100 countries at the games. Brazil will participate with 250 athletes and will be represented in all sports, including shooting. One of the members of that Brazilian military team is Army Lt. André Luiz Tertuliano dos Santos, a specialist in rifle shooting. “A while ago, I would have said that our team did not have a chance to win a medal. Now, with the acquisition of new equipment, I am more optimistic, and I think that we can win something,” he noted. Investment in infrastructure and modernization The changes Brazil has implemented for the fifth Military World Games are not limited to turning elite athletes into corporals and sergeants. The country has invested 1.2 billion reais (about $800 million) in the games, partly for the construction of housing for participants from more than 100 countries. The new 17-building complex includes 408 units spread over three villas built for the Armed Forces. Vila Verde will be given to the Army, Vila Branca will be given to the Navy, and Vila Azul will be given to the Air Force. Each of the buildings has six stories, with four 110-square-meter apartments per floor, in addition to common areas for events and a multi-sport playing center. “We want to leave — and we are going to leave — a legacy for the future, not only in the structural area of building and construction,” said Gen. Megid Júnior. “This event will serve as a mission, bringing together the agencies responsible for public safety, the Armed Forces, and the community of Rio de Janeiro itself, so as to operate in an integrated manner.” Gen. Megid Júnior explained that the military games will be an opportunity for coordination across each institution’s security systems at the municipal, state and federal levels, and it will help the Armed Forces integrate their security protocol. “We have been conducting, and will continue to conduct, integrated exercises to be ready for missions in July 2011 and to rehearse for 2014 and 2016,” he added. Besides the sports facilities that were built especially for the Pan-American Games in 2007, major military centers are being renovated, such as the Centro de Educação Física Almirante Adalberto Nunes, or CEFAN (Admiral Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center), to be used by athletes during the upcoming Military World Games. In Brazil, this transition is relatively recent, and has gained momentum after Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the fifth Military World Games, also dubbed “The Peace Games” by organizers. The games, which will take place July 6-24 , 2011, will be hosted for the first time by a Latin American nation. Previous games were held in Europe and Asia. “After the Military World Games, all of the apartments in the three villas will become functional residences for Brazilian military personnel and will also house athletes in 2016, when Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games,” said 1st Lt. Frederico Hopfinger Leite, the civil engineer responsible for supervising the construction of Vila Verde. Funding provided by the federal government will also be used to improve security and transportation to meet the needs of the influx of military delegations that will participate in the games. By Dialogo October 01, 2010 A legacy for 2014 and 2016 In addition to the benefits for athletes at the military games, the upcoming event will modernize facilities and serve as operational training for maintaining security at Rio de Janeiro’s future international competitions. Tânia Maria Pereira Ribeiro, known as Tânia Maranhão, and Andréa dos Santos, known as Maycon, were worried. Both had played their last match for the Brazilian women’s national soccer team in 2008 and money was starting to become tight. Then an unexpected invitation to join the Brazilian Navy arrived. “In military life, you have to respect the schedules a lot,” said defender and Sailor Tânia Maranhão. “On the team, you also have a schedule, but you can arrive five, 10 minutes late. Not here. You have to arrive five or 10 minutes early. Nowadays I am used to it, and my family is very proud that I am a member of the military.” The transition from civilian to military life for elite athletes is an old practice in several Eastern European countries. It was especially common during the Soviet era, when Olympic athletes could not play professionally. “We learned a lot of things, like discipline and respect for hierarchy,” said the left midfielder of the Brazilian Navy’s women’s soccer team, Maycon, who was also attracted to the competition by the favorable conditions for training and by the good infrastructure offered by the military. She added, jokingly, “The best part is that the salary is deposited in our account every month, with no delay either.” Vice Adm. Bernardo Gambôa, head of the Brazilian delegation to the games, believes this investment in elite athletes is worthwhile. He anticipates that the level of the competition will gain recognition from the wider public and he is optimistic about Brazil’s performance. “Our goal is to finish in one of the top three spots on the medal chart,” he said. Another fundamental factor contributing to the country’s success in the Military World Games is the level of interaction between the branches of the Armed Forces. “The persons responsible for the teams exchange information and experiences,” Commander Marcos Vinícius Lúcio, head of the Social Communication Section of the Navy Sports Commission, said of the manner by which the three branches follow the guidance of the Brazilian Military Sports Commission. He added, “The common goal is to lead our country to a great participation at the Rio 2011 fifth Military World Games.”last_img read more

How to dispute a mistake on your credit report

first_img 282SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Believe it or not, the people who send in the information that dictates your credit score, and the bureaus themselves, are made up of humans? The reason this is important is that people make mistakes. That being said, it is possible that a mistake has been made on your credit report that is dropping your FICO score. Assuming you’ve caught an error, what do you do? Well, each of the three big credit bureaus has its own ways to dispute an apparent error. They’re all very similar.The Big ThreeOnce you’ve seen your report and found the error, all you need to do is go Equifax,TransUnion, or Experian. Any one of these links will take you to that bureau’s dispute page. Once you’ve logged in, follow the steps to file a dispute and you should be good to go. Once you’ve filed your dispute, it’ll take up to 30 days for a bureau to investigate and deliver the findings to you. If they find there was an error, they will fix it and adjust your credit report, thus potentially improving your credit score.Another WayThere is one other thing that can be done to fix a mistake on your report. Should there be an error, you can contact the company on whose account the mistake appears. In doing so, you skip having to go through the credit bureau and you get directly to the source. If all goes well, the issuer will have the bureaus fix the mistake and your report will be glowing. This may not be an appropriate avenue in all cases, especially if you’re dealing with identity fraud. In that case, you’d go directly to the bureau.Last StepsRegardless of which route you take, always keep an eye on your email. Typically, once you’ve signed up for one of the credit bureaus and you’ve submitted a dispute, they will give you updates as to where the process is.ConclusionShould you find an error on your report, file a dispute. It’s free and is settled quickly. Cross-reference all bureaus to see if the problem is throughout the big three. Take a look at your report and see if there are any mistakes. Fixing them costs nothing.last_img read more

Wellington volleyball team beats Clearwater powerhouse; sweeps double dual in Mulvane

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — How big of win was it? Well, historically speaking the Wellington varsity volleyball team has never had much luck with Clearwater. When asked the last time Wellington beat Clearwater in volleyball nobody could really answer the question.But the new answer is Tuesday night. The Lady Dukes beat Clearwater in Mulvane 17-25, 25-15, 25-23.Earlier in the day, Wellington beat the host Mulvane 23-25, 25-23, 25-14.The Crusaders are now 8-4. And that’s another stat worth noting. This may be the first time in years or ever that the Crusaders have a winning record at this juncture of the season.As always Wellington head volleyball coach was pleased but not completely satisfied.Against Mulvane she said:“Not our best performance but we came out with a win. Missed serves killed us. We have to stop giving teams points they don’t have to earn. We finally started to pick it up in the third game. Happy for the win!”And against Clearwater:“Much happier with our performance vs Clearwater. However, we still didn’t play to our fullest potential. We played well the second/third game.  We had some great scrappy plays and some very exciting plays. It was a fun game to watch.”Here is another thought to ponder. When was the last time Wellington beat a Class 4A ranked opponent? Well, that would be against Wichita Trinity in the season opener. But opening week is a little bit of an anomaly. Let’s rephrase the question. When was the last time the Crusaders beat a Class 4A ranked opponent in the middle of September?Clearwater is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest Class 4A- Div. 2 poll. This poll came out on Sept. 10 and a new one is expected today. The Indians were 2-0 at the time of the Sept. 10 poll.Wellington continues to play strong opponents. Rose Hill is ranked No. 5 and McPherson is ranked No. 6 in the Class 4A Div. 1, which is Wellington’s classification.Andale, a team Wellington has yet to play, is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Div. 2. Clearwater is 6 and Wichita Trinity is No. 7.The full Class 4A poll is as follows:Class 4A – Division 11. Bishop Miege 1-1 (1)2. Topeka-Hayden 3-0 (3)3. Louisburg 4-1 (2)4. Andover Central 8-0 (9)5. Rose Hill 2-0 (4)6. McPherson 7-1 (6)7. Wamego 0-0 (7)8. Abilene 3-0 (8)9. Basehor-Linwood 8-2 (NR)10. Ulysses 6-0 (10)Class 4A – Division 21. Clay Center 2-0 (1)2. Andale 8-0 (2)3. Holton 4-0 (3)4. Jefferson West 6-1 (4)5. Frontenac 2-0 (5)6. Clearwater 2-0 (7)7. Wichita Trinity Academy 4-2 (8)8. Colby 1-1 (9)9. Pratt 7-3 (NR)10. Royal Valley 4-3 (NR)Wellington will travel to the Chaparral Invitational on Saturday, before hosting its second triangular of the season when Circle and Wichita Collegiate come to town next Tuesday at 5 p.m.•••••In junior varsity volleyball action:Wellington over Mulvane25-1725-15 Wellington over Chaparral25-1925-15“Junior varsity and varsity came out with two wins tonight,” Widen said. “It’s a good night for Wellington volleyball! Varsity is going to take this confidence into the tournament in Chaparral this weekend!”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more