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December 20, 2020

Uruguayan President Supports Peruvian Idea of Reducing Military Spending in Region

first_img On 25 January, at the end of a state visit, the first by an Uruguayan president to Peru in twenty-five years, Uruguayan President José Mujica said that he “will take very much into account” the proposal by his Peruvian counterpart, Alan García, to reduce military spending in South America. Mujica, who was traveling on to Venezuela the following day, was received with military honors at the Government Palace in Lima, where he signed a joint declaration with García and where they were present at the signing of eight bilateral cooperation agreements. “Our countries need resources in order to address the needs of populations that are in situations of poverty,” the Uruguayan president said, after his Peruvian colleague asked him to “take up the banner of peace and disarmament among our South American countries.” “The president is doing a good thing, that we should stop being idiots and spending money on arms when we have to spend a lot of money on other things and raise up so many people who are still left behind, crushed, subjected, and ignored,” Mujica added. Likewise, “I thank the president, and I’m going to take his advice very much into account,” he declared. García said that he was sure that “Uruguay’s voice, in the person of Mujica, will have profound consequences in the Union of South American Nations” (Unasur, which is made up of twelve South American countries). “I’m sure that the call that we cease our suspicions and that peace reign in our countries will be heard,” he added. The demand for reductions in military spending is one of the central foreign-policy aims of the Peruvian president, who maintains that some governments in the region, Chile and Venezuela among them, spend excessive amounts of money on the acquisition of sophisticated weapons. The two presidents met for an hour in the presidential palace, where they reviewed the state of bilateral relations and discussed items on the international agenda. Following the signing of a variety of cooperation agreements, Mujica showed himself to be in favor of improving Peruvian-Uruguayan relations in a meeting with journalists. He invited Peruvian entrepreneurs to invest in his country. “There’s room for entrepreneurs, there’s room to live. We’re almost empty; we have three and half million inhabitants and a fertile land.” “The Americas are one; don’t just stay in Argentina and Buenos Aires, take a little side trip,” he noted. Mujica was characterized by García as a “fighter for democracy and social justice, someone looked to as an example in Latin America.” In a note of modesty, the Uruguayan president said that he did not deserve “so much noise, because the pigeons get frightened,” in allusion to the twenty-one-gun salute that startled the pigeons in the Plaza Mayor, where the seat of government is located. He also denied that the fourteen years he spent in prison for his revolutionary activities make him a hero. “Sometimes we need to behave heroically because there’s no other choice, but we’re just like any guy from the neighborhood,” he said. Subsequently, at a meeting with businesspeople at the Lima Chamber of Commerce, upon receiving a decoration from the business group, Mujica said, “I’m a country boy; I don’t deserve this decoration.” Eight cooperation agreements on issues of migration, ports, health, trade, and diplomatic training were signed in connection with Mujica’s visit to Peru. Mujica was also received at ceremonial sessions of the Lima municipal government and the Congress. By Dialogo January 27, 2011last_img read more

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September 24, 2020

Brookville pool closed second straight year

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. — The Heap Memorial Pool in Brookville will be closed again for the second year in a row.According to the Brookville American-Democrat, Town Council President, Mike Biltz, made the announcement at the Brookville Redevelopment Commission meeting.Officials found a leak in the pool in 2015 and did not open in 2016.A committee has been looking into options concerning the pool.The town hired a consultant to look into different options, and the consultant has recommended constructing a new pool as the current pool is not American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.last_img

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August 30, 2020

Ihre Consulting unveils new look site

first_img Submit Three betting brands become five for Campeón Gaming Partners May 15, 2019 Share Flutter strengthens igaming offering with CasinoEngine December 17, 2019 mybet returns with Deutsche Eishockey play-off sponsorship March 6, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Affiliate network and management agency, Ihre Consulting, has launched a new look site which is aimed at being more user friendly.Claire Wellard, Ihre ConsultingThe rebrand showcases the products and services offered alongside the industry awards the company has picked up since it was founded back in 2010. This includes its most recent nomination for the EGR B2B Awards 2017.The site has been overhauled in order to provide a platform which is easy to navigate and the release stated that it ‘provides affiliates with a clear picture of what they can expect from working with Ihre’. The company’s full roster of clients is also displayed, and it includes testimonials from the likes of Betsafe, 888, Evolution Gaming and more.Claire Wellard, COO, at Ihre Consulting, commented: “We are delighted to have gone live with the new Ihre Consulting website, making it much easier for affiliates to learn about the products and services we offer.“The site feels clean and crisp, and showcases the incredible work we do and the results we achieve for, and with, our affiliate and operator partners.”This site rebrand comes after Ihre Consulting recently made moves to strengthen and bulk up its management team with a number of new senior hires across its three offices in Stockholm, London and Tel Aviv.Ihre Consulting launched in 2010 with just one client, the German operator MyBet, and ‘with the aim of connecting affiliates, operators and third parties together via mutually beneficial partnerships’. As of now it has over 140 partners in the form of both operators and affiliates.last_img read more

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August 27, 2020

Mamobi wins Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan cup

first_imgMamobi emerged winners of the 2018 edition of the Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup after handing Madina a 2-1 defeat in the finals over the weekend.Mamobi lifted the trophy in a dramatic fashion after coming back from a goal down to score two late goals to lift the title.Madina, who lifted the trophy last year were hoping to win it for the second time and they looked on course to retain their trophy after taking the lead deep into the game. Mamobi, however, staged a late comeback with two quick goals to the admiration of all including the watching National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.With some few minutes to end the match, Mamobi equalized and as the game appeared to be heading for the penalty shootout, Mamobi snatched a dramatic late winner to spark wild celebrations from their supporters.The journey to the finals was a tough one for both sides as they had to overcome tough opponents. Madina tough sides Nima, New Town and their neighbours Ashale Botwe to reach the finals. Mamobi also eliminated Shukura in the preliminary stage, Nungua Zongo in the quarterfinals before knocking Alajo out in the semi semifinals each the finals.The Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup, which started in 2015, is organized by Crisp Communications under the auspices of the National Chief Imam. It brings together Zongo communities to celebrate the successful end of Ramadan every yearThe competition is also aimed at promoting friendship, discipline and unity among the youth of the various Zongo communities through football.Sixteen Zongo Communities from three regions of Ghana participated in this year’s edition. They were: Alajo, Ashaiman, Ashale Botwe, Darkuman, Fadama, Kasoa, Koforidua Zongo, Madina (defending champions), Mamobi, Accra New Town, Nima, Nsawam Zongo, Nungua Zongo, Sabon Zongo, Shukura and Tudu.The rise of the competition has been meteoric in three years after it started with only eight communities in 2015.  The Royal Bank, for the third successive time, was  the headline sponsor. Other supporting sponsors were Multi Pac Ghana Limited (producers of Perla Natural Mineral Water and 5 Star Energy Drink), Nasco Electronics, Ashfoam Ghana Limited, Afro Arab Group, and Holiday Inn Hotel.last_img read more

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August 13, 2020

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic proving he is America’s first soccer superstar

first_imgBut there has always been talk of that next step. While there have been plenty of American stars, there has never truly been a star that is American, and, yes, there is a difference.MORE: Lampard says Pulisic has talent to score like Premier league’s bestEvery country has its own set of heroes but, for a player to truly transcend, to earn recognition among the best the sport has to offer, they need to take things a step further. That day, that next step, appears to be occurring right before our eyes.From the moment Christian Pulisic broke through at Borussia Dortmund, there was hope that, eventually, he would become the world-class player that the U.S., and clubs around the world, had been begging for.There was hope, albeit cautiously-optimistic hope, that Pulisic could be the first U.S. men’s national team player to truly emerge on the global stage and be known for something more than just being an American.Over the last few months, Pulisic has done just that. He has become Chelsea’s most important attacking player and, since the resumption of the Premier League in June, there are maybe only one or two players that can say they have enjoyed a better return to action than the 21-year-old.Pulisic has emerged from lockdown looking like a bona fide star, one who is good enough to dominate in the Premier League and young enough to add credence to the thought that this may just be the beginning.”In the first couple days, it is normal for a new guy that it is tough, not everyone is going to be your best friend straight away,” Pulisic told Sirius XM recently. “That’s OK. But I really felt once I was able to show myself on the field that I could play, and that’s when guys really started to say, ‘This guy is good. He can hang with us. We are going to treat him with a little more respect.'”Since the restart, Pulisic has started to earn that respect and that recognition. He is no longer the kid from Hershey or the hot prospect at Dortmund. He is no longer a player of potential who someday, maybe, could thrive as a superstar on a top team. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/76/5d/eden-hazard-christian-pulisic_1ftbqaf4qk6u41jn8kqgo2sklz.jpeg?t=609463819&w=500&quality=80Those comparisons and those words are major compliments. Never have we seen an American player at the center of these types of discussions, and that is not to downplay the impact that players like Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard have had on the game in recent years.Donovan was perhaps the most talented American player ever before Pulisic came along, but there will always be that question of how he would have fared with a longer spell in Europe.Clint Dempsey is the most tenacious player the U.S. has produced and earned everything he got in the Premier League but, while he was great for Fulham, he never carried a team at the level of Chelsea.And while Howard became a starter with Manchester United, an icon for Everton and a record-breaking World Cup star, he was never quite regarded as being at a level this high.Those three names, though, have done things that Pulisic has not. All three have shined at a World Cup, with that image of a tearful Pulisic on that field in Couva after defeat to Trinidad and Tobago still etched in many’s memories. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/a2/9/christian-pulisic-chelsea-2019-20_uoqpnp6na0fy1lolpaudjyhms.jpg?t=88454491&w=500&quality=80The world has taken notice. Since the restart, Pulisic has drawn frequent comparisons to the man he replaced, Eden Hazard.The Belgium winger, by any measure, is one of the most dynamic widemen in Premier League history, a truly world-class talent who, despite his poor start to life at Real Madrid, has long been seen as one of the world’s best players.Pulisic, meanwhile, is getting there. It takes time to build the kind of resume and highlight reel of a player such as Hazard, but there are also small pieces of evidence you can find along the way.It is the shoulder drop against Benjamin Mendy that left the Manchester City defender in the dust. It is the perfectly hit assist to Tammy Abraham at Anfield that few players in the world can pick out. And there is the patience and poise of Pulisic’s goal against Liverpool, one that only furthered the conversations surrounding him.”I didn’t have any exact expectations for him,” Lampard said recently. “When he came at the start of the season, he needed a break and he had to get himself acclimatized to the league, it is physical and it is tough for some of the greatest players we have seen in this league from the beginning.”He got to grips with it quickly and he is playing very well. He got injured at the start of January but now he looks sharp and hungry. The quality is there for everyone to see at the moment.”He is going past players, he is moving at pace and he always works very hard for the team in all senses so I am very happy for him. I think considering his age, what could become of him, I am very, very pleased. We have got ourselves a very, very good player and he can get even better.” https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/5c/c9/pulisic-gfx-chelsea_1m4z14mg9pv1v11ct3kbyfi550.png?t=-1660131965&w=500&quality=80These days, Pulisic is Chelsea’s main attraction and a global star in the making.Signed by the Blues for a whopping £57 million ($72 million), Pulisic was a big name before he ever arrived at Stamford Bridge, such is the appetite for the sport in America and the desire to see a USMNT star thrive at the top level of the game.Much is made about America’s soccer culture, or, for some, lack thereof, but there is a reason that big clubs are frequently investing time and resources into developing their brands stateside. That reason is that there is unmatched potential in the U.S., a country that is continuing to fall more and more in love with the game, and the Premier League in particular.But, despite early concerns that the push to sign Pulisic was one merely based on marketing and shirt sales, those perceptions have changed. The indecisiveness in the final third is now gone. The doubts stemming from a difficult start to the season have been erased in emphatic fashion. And, given his form since the restart, it seems as if Chelsea may have a bargain on their hands.After the return of the Premier League, Pulisic provided four goals and two assists and won two penalties. Having appeared timid and bereft of confidence during his initial months in west London, Pulisic returned from the coronavirus-enforced break playing like someone who belonged.  Getty Images Over the past few decades, the United States has produced several footballers who have gone on to become stars in their own right.The country has watched several top players go on to play in some of the world’s best leagues, becoming regular contributors for clubs that are among the most recognizable in the sport.center_img For years, America was cautiously optimistic that someday there would be a player this good, one to lead the way in the next step in the country’s soccer evolution. Pulisic is that player.Since his breakthrough, there has been a fear of anointing him too quickly. There has been a fear that something could somehow go wrong, that he would never truly turn his potential and talent into something tangible. American fans have been down this route before, declaring a player as their first true star before seeing them flame out in spectacular fashion. But, this time around, this is not the American fans’ point to make. The rest of the world is saying it for them: Pulisic is something special. Getty/Goal https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/82/b/christian-pulisic-usa-trinidad_9hcvx8p4e21r1szpjo1pfc3yw.jpg?t=160795799&w=500&quality=80Until the day Pulisic steps on the field at the World Cup, that moment will haunt him, as the failures of the 2018 qualifying cycle likely robbed him of the chance to become an even bigger star by taking the field in Russia with the world watching.Those three have also displayed incredible consistency, shining for nearly a decade for both club and country. But, even if this is Pulisic’s final form, even if he never improves from this moment forward, the winger has all of the ability to do those things and more. Gettylast_img read more

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