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first_img Australia’s Minister of Defence Visits TS15 View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Australia Australian Minister of Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 in Darwin today.Andrews will tour key elements of the exercise at HMAS Coonawarra, RAAF Base Darwin and Robertson Barracks.Hosted in Darwin and running from 5-20 July, TALISMAN SABRE 2015 revolves around a series of Australian and United States military training exercises focused on the planning and conduct of mid-intensity to high-end war fighting.The exercise is the principal Australian and United States (US) bilateral training activity.This year’s exercise is particularly significant due to the involvement of about 40 members from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) who are working with US forces in the conduct of the Exercise.A New Zealand contingent of over 500 personnel, including ships and aircraft are operating as part of the Australian forces.[mappress mapid=”16491″]Image: Australian Defence View post tag: Minister of Defence View post tag: News by topic Share this articlecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia’s Minister of Defence Visits TS15 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: TS15 July 15, 2015 View post tag: visitslast_img read more

first_img Related Crimson basketball shooting for top slot When Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker saw his team’s schedule over the semester break and realized they had a day off in Atlanta, he quickly decided to make it count.That’s how, after a hard-fought win, Crimson basketball players found themselves shaking hands with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and touring some of Atlanta’s historic Civil Rights sites, including the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. was co-pastor with his father.The experience, while exciting and humbling for players, is part of a larger, more important effort by their coach to educate them beyond the basketball court.“That’s what it’s all about,” said Amaker, Harvard’s winningest coach in program history. “It’s more meaningful to call myself a teacher and a leader than a coach. I know ‘coach’ encompasses those things, but it’s bigger than me coaching basketball. We’re always trying to connect different pieces that can have our kids embrace different parts of the world or what’s happening.”Layovers between away games provide an almost perfect opportunity for that.“We are consistently trying to maximize any trip that we take,” Amaker said. “Wherever we go, [we always think about] what are some of the things that we can do around the game, around our basketball responsibilities, that could be educational for players and our team.”,“Wherever we go, [we always think about] what are some of the things that we can do around the game, around our basketball responsibilities, that could be educational for players and our team.” — Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker, pictured above Crimson remain in a tie for first place in the Ivy League standings In Atlanta, that meant: attending Sunday service at Ebenezer, a National Historic Landmark; touring the gravesite of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; and visiting Paschal’s Restaurant, a key meeting place for leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.The Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, who is an adviser to the team, organized the trip and acted as tour guide. His notes helped the players appreciate the visit and connect it with a bigger message, team members said.“Knowing the history behind it all … and realizing what it meant for our country at the time” was one of the biggest takeaways, said captain Weisner Perez ’19. “One thing that resonates with our team as I try to relate it all is the word sacrifice. To be there and to know how much these people sacrificed of their lives, of their time — time with their loved ones — to have an impact on our lives and our society today. I think with us as a team that’s a word that coach has really told us about. You have to be able to sacrifice … and that’s what those people did.”The lesson was fitting, because the team’s theme for the year is sacrifice on and off the court, especially in how it’s led to the opportunities many more people now have.The team, Perez said, also appreciated the church’s welcome to players of different religions, the beauty of the Kings’ grave site, and the excitement of meeting a former president. Although not originally planned, the meeting with Carter came together smoothly a few weeks before the trip. Harvard Kennedy School Public Service Professor David Gergen, the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership, helped organize the get-together when the team learned that Carter would attend the service at Ebenezer.,For Georgia native Robert Baker ’20, the meeting was especially meaningful. “Being from Atlanta, meeting Jimmy Carter is a big deal,” he said. Carter was governor of Georgia before becoming president, and his presidential library is in Atlanta. He has spent decades working with various charities, helping build bridges between people. “During the church service, the pastor actually talked about some of [Carter’s] accomplishments, especially his impact on the black community, so that was great to hear, knowing that someone from my state did that and made such a great impression on this nation.”Baker also appreciated bonding with the team off the court.“Probably 95 percent of the time when we are all together, all 20 of us, it’s on the court, in the weight room, on the track, or something like that, so being outside in such a unique place like Ebenezer Baptist Church or Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial site, it was very special — different,” he said. “It was great to share some of the history of where I’m from with my teammates. It meant a lot to me.”That kind of experience plays right into Amaker’s philosophy. He wants his players to be well-rounded and leave Harvard with experiences that bring them closer together while helping them branch out to understand the world.“We try to have an impact with them to see how, with the educational opportunity they are getting from [Harvard], they can go and do some amazing things for themselves and for others,” Amaker said.It’s why he has organized previous visits and is planning future ones. While in Memphis a few years ago, for instance, his team visited the National Civil Rights Museum. On an upcoming trip, he hopes to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.Amaker also helps his players network with local and national leaders from the business, political, sports, and academic communities, whom he hopes help educate and inspire the team. In Atlanta, the players met NBA coach Mike Woodson. In the past, they have connected with influencers such as former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who spoke to them about issues of race, and Civil Rights activists including Harry Edwards, who talked about athlete activism. Amaker also invites his players to his monthly “Breakfast Club” gatherings, which can include guests such as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh or Harvard philosopher Cornel West.Amaker believes that the Crimson’s success on the court — he has lead the team to six Ivy League titles and four trips to the NCAA tournament — has come in part from helping his players become well-rounded citizens as well as student athletes.“Those are the things that matter to me,” he said. “That we can connect, broaden their horizons, educate, and teach our players — along with don’t forget to box out and take a shot. If we continue to connect our players to the right people through Harvard, so many things are possible.” Towns, Juzang guide men’s basketball past Brown, 65-58 Bryce Aikin ’20 gains points and title as Player of the Weeklast_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo May 08, 2009 A sample of indigenous art from Northwest Argentina that opened at the National Museum of Fine Arts aims, through pieces ranging up to 3000 years old, to destroy the cliché that all pre-Hispanic societies were savages. Of a strong didactic nature, the exhibition “Original Art: Diversity and Memory” intended “to highlight the role of heritage in the Argentine prehistoric world, that of the natives before the arrival of the first Europeans,” the curator of the show, archaeologist José Antonio Pérez Gollán, explained to Efe. In addition, Gollán noted that the exhibition tries to “explain, in a political context, why the Argentines do not feel that the indigenous world is part of their heritage.” The material, on display from now until early July, was provided by the collections “Guido Tella” of the Museum of Fine Arts and “Francisco Hirsch” of the Argentine Chancery, but has some pieces on loan from the Museum of La Plata, and from the School of Natural Science, of the same city. Although the material had been exhibited previously, it was never done in an instructional manner, “not trying to prompt curiosity in people, not offering a full-circle message, but a questioning one,” said Gollán, for whom there are many ways to be Argentine, with diverse cultural manifestations, and this is one of them. The exhibition presents a journey through some of the central themes of the indigenous tradition of the country’s northwestern region, such as the worship of the sun and ancestors, the representations related to power, and the use of hallucinogenic plants to communicate with holy beings. Focusing on the first millennium BC and the first half of the sixteenth century, the exhibit illustrates 2,500 years of change and transformation, mainly through archaeological remains in pottery, stone, and bronze. Among the 80 pieces are decorative ceramics, common objects such as drinking glasses and bottles, bronze tools and plates, and pipes, which were used to consume substances that brought them into contact with their gods. Many of the pieces have the property of being dual, a concept that the exhibition’s organizers consider “fundamental to the thinking of Andean societies,” as it structured their entire symbolic world. Several explanatory texts and audiovisual presentations accompany the archaeological elements, as well as drawings on the walls and several pencil, watercolor, and oil paintings by César Paternosto, Alejandro Puente, and Joaquín Torres, whose works are intended to enhance the indigenous tradition.last_img read more

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU reiterated its call for preservation of the credit union federal corporate income tax exemption in a letter Monday to the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, which holds a hearing on tax-reform proposals this afternoon.“The cumulative benefit credit unions provide the greater economy totals over $17 billion a year,” NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote in his letter to subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, R-La., and Ranking Member Richard Neal, D-Mass. “This number far outpaces the cost of the credit union tax exemption and any potential revenue that would be raised by eliminating the exemption.”Thaler was referring to finds of an independent study commissioned by NAFCU on the value of the tax exemption and the impact if it were eliminated.“Eliminating the credit union tax exemption would result in the loss of 150,000 jobs a year, a shrinking of the GDP and a net loss of revenue to the federal government,” Thaler wrote. He added, “Simply put, the tax exemption is an issue of survival for credit unions and their 103 million members.” continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgThat’s just the beginning. The church has been handing out coats to those in need for 13 years, a gesture that has impacted thousands in the community. In 2018, the church gave away more than 2000 coats. Volunteers will continue to give coats away on December 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located on 276 Church St. in Montrose, P.A. Giving away this many coats requires a lot of planning in collecting the outerwear. Volunteers say they have almost everything, but sometimes it’s difficult to find extra large sizes for both men and women. “It makes you feel good. A lot of times the little kids come in and don’t wear a coat, and they find one, and they show it. It’s just a nice feeling,” said Finlon. The church will still be collecting donations for next year’s coat drive. If you would like to donate, head over to their website. MONTROSE, Pa. (WBNG) — Coats can be an expensive purchase and a necessity if you live in the Twin Tiers. The Good Samaritans at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church want you to be warm and cozy this winter. “Roughly today I think we have close to 500 coats. This year, so far, we gave out over 1200 coats,” said John Finlon, treasurer at the church. last_img read more

first_imgThat makes Foden almost certain to be recalled when the England manager announces his squad on Thursday lunchtime; Greenwood’s prospects have improved, too.Foden has already made 10 appearances for City this season, and in the last fortnight, he’s scored in both the Premier League (against West Ham) and in the Champions League (against Porto).Meanwhile, injury to Danny Ings frees up a spot among the attackers for Greenwood with Southgate also likely to name an enlarged squad of up to 30 players, as he did last month, to offer more cover.- Advertisement – But Greenwood has not completed a full 90 minutes for United this season, and is yet to score in his five Premier League appearances. He did, though score on his Champions League debut against RB Leipzig.James set for England omission as he serves suspension England will be without Chelsea defender Reece James for their Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Iceland as he serves his two-match suspension for a red card against Denmark last month.Meanwhile, Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is likely to maintain his place in the squad, but will miss the match against Belgium as he was also sent off against Denmark.Maguire will only serve a more lenient one-game ban because he received two yellow cards, while James was given a straight red after using “abusive language to a match official” when he confronted the referee after the final whistle. – Advertisement – Phil Foden is expected to be recalled to the senior England squad by manager Gareth Southgate on Thursday, with Mason Greenwood also under consideration.England begin the November international break with a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland, before taking on Belgium and Iceland in the Nations League.- Advertisement – Southgate feels the pair have been punished sufficiently for breaching coronavirus rules while representing the team in Iceland in September and is ready reintegrate them into the squad. LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Reece James of England runs with the ball during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)Image:Reece James is suspended for two matches for his red card against Denmark The Manchester City and Manchester United youngsters were sent home from Reykjavik in September after meeting two local women inside the team hotel. They were also left out of last month’s England squad.But Southgate has decided they will now be judged on form alone, rather than their previous indiscretions.- Advertisement – England manager Gareth Southgate during the friendly win over WalesImage:England manager Gareth Southgate could include Foden and Greenwood in the squadlast_img read more

first_imgDanish pension and insurance providers ploughed nearly three times as many resources into unlisted assets in 2018 and 2019 as they did into listed equities, according to the latest central bank statistics, which quantify the continuing investment trend.The central bank – Danmarks Nationalbank – also revealed that unlisted equities had given pension providers higher profits than quoted stocks, with the more liquid securities returning 18.7% between January 2018 and December 2019, while unlisted shares had generated 20.4%.The bank said: “Unlisted investments now account for close to one fifth of I&P (insurance and pensions) companies’ total investments.”Insurance and pension companies – the assets of which are mostly pensions savings since Danish pension funds are largely incorporated as life insurers – invested DKK37bn (€4.9bn) into listed equities in the two-year period 2018/19, and DKK101bn in unlisted assets, the bank reported. Over recent years, it said in the statistics release, low bond yields and low expected returns on other assets had prompted insurers and pension funds to continue investing more in unlisted assets such as wind farms, infrastructure, forestry, unlisted enterprises, private equity funds, properties and alternative types of debt.The bank said its newly-developed statistics provided a comprehensive overview of this development for the first time.In the last two years, I&P companies’ investments in unlisted assets increased to DKK803bn in December 2019 from DKK606bn, said Danmarks Nationalbank.“This increase was fairly evenly distributed between new investments and fair value appreciations,” it said, adding that unlisted investments now accounted for almost a fifth of the sector’s total investments.The new statistics consist of data reported since early 2018 by the 45 largest insurance companies and pension funds in Denmark.The central bank said in December that it was ramping up its publication of data on the insurance and pension sector, as the industry became a more and more important part of the Nordic country’s economy.last_img read more

first_img “When you’re young, sometimes you don’t think; you just want to go there and prove yourself without realising that you’re playing alongside World Cup winners. At that moment you just want to do your best and most times, the passion gets the best out of you,” he added. read also:Fabregas confident Messi will stay with Barcelona Both players featured for the Gunners for one season before Kanu left for Portsmouth in 2004, after spending five years at the club. Fabregas went on to become a club legend at the North London side, scoring 57 goals and providing 92 assists in 304 appearances. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners as a 16-year-old in 2003 from Barcelona and was highly rated by manager Arsene Wenger, but largely unknown to the more established Arsenal stars. Speaking in an Instagram live session with Thierry Henry, the 33-year-old revealed that while trying to impress the manager and his teammates in his first training at the club, he tackled Kanu, which made the Nigerian unhappy. “My first training when I joined Arsenal, I was all in my head trying to impress and I made a tackle on Kanu and he was so upset with me,”Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live InBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? Former Arsenal captain, Cesc Fabregas, has revealed how he made ex-Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu angry during their time at the London club.last_img read more