Fuerzas Comando Tests Marksmanship, Speed, Strength and Control

first_img Of the 21 teams competing in the Military Olympiad at Tolemaida Military Fort in Colombia, 10 displayed their abilities in events of varying distances. Time and controlling their heartbeat turned out to be the biggest obstacles to beat by the 60 members who took part in stress test and marksmanship competitions on June 12. “More than running, climbing stairs or enduring the weather, it is hardest to set your aim when your pulse is fast for having carried an additional load than what we’re used to; taking aim in that condition is really complicated”, commented Seargent Tambo, a sniper participating in the Colombian team. The stress test faced by the 20 participating marksmen forced them to carry an object of more than 70 kilograms in weight for a distance of 500 meters, and then shoot at targets 800 meters away, making them run in the least time and shoot with the best aim possible. “It’s hard to control your breath after carrying so much weight and hurrying durin gthe race, but our training in the Colombian Army allowed us to handle this responsibility and face such good competitors”, said Seargent Jáuregui, another marksman in the Colombian team. The remaining four members of the teams faced a 200-meter course with a 50-lb weight to then shoot at pop-up targets located between 30 and 300 meters, with 44 shells. By Dialogo June 13, 2012last_img read more


UK Government boosts renewables with £557M funding

first_imgEnergy Minister Richard Harrington confirmed on Wednesday that up to £557 million will be made available for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy, to drive economic growth and clean up the energy system.Since 1990 the UK’s emissions are down by more than a third while the economy has grown by two-thirds. Low carbon generation provided more than half (52%) our electricity this summer, according to National Grid, while PwC analysis shows the UK decarbonising faster than any other G20 nation.The Clean Growth Strategy will be published this week, UK Government stated.As part of the strategy, developers will compete for up to £557 million of funding in Contracts for Difference auctions which drive down energy costs for consumers and increase business confidence.Energy Minister Richard Harrington said: “The government’s Clean Growth Strategy will set out how the whole of the UK can benefit from the global move to a low carbon economy.“We’ve shown beyond doubt that renewable energy projects are an effective way to cut our emissions, while creating thousands of good jobs and attracting billions of pounds worth of investment. The Clean Growth Strategy will look across the whole of the economy and the country. It includes ambitious proposals on housing, business, transport and the environment, as well as the power sector. It will also show how actions taken to tackle emissions have helped to reduce energy bills for households.”The next Contracts for Difference auction is planned for spring 2019.last_img read more


German striker Timo Werner bids Leipzig farewell with double

first_imgMunich: German striker Timo Werner marked his RB Leipzig swansong with two well-taken goals to guide his side to a 2-1 victory at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Leipzig full back Nordi Mukiele and midfielder Emil Forsberg spurned glorious opportunities before Werner, who will depart for Chelsea at the end of the season, put his side in front in the 28th minute. The 24-year-old latched on to a defence-splitting pass from Amadou Haidara before rounding Augsburg goalkeeper Tomas Koubek for his 27th league goal of the season. Augsburg, who had a red card for Philipp Max overturned by VAR in the second half, hit back through Ruben Vargas, whose long-range effort proved too powerful for Yvon Mvogo to keep out. Werner added a second eight minutes from time, latching on to Angelino’s cross-field pass and firing into the bottom corner. The result means Leipzig end the season in third place with 66 points, one shy of their record Bundesliga tally achieved in 2016-17, while Augsburg finish in 15th with 36 points, five clear of the relegation zone.Gladbach book last Champions League spot with winBorussia Moenchengladbach capped a successful season with a spot in next season’s Champions League group stage on Saturday by beating Hertha Berlin 2-1 on the final day of Bundesliga action for 2019/20 to finish in fourth place.Jonas Hofmann tapped in after good work from Breel Embolo as Gladbach controlled the game throughout. By the 65th minute they had 17 shots compared to Hertha’s one.The roles were reversed in the 78th minute, with Embolo scoring at the far post after Hofmann had shaken off two markers to cut back into the box.Gladbach, who had leapfrogged Bayer Leverkusen into fourth place last week, finished on 65 points, two ahead of Leverkusen. Vedad Ibisevic cut the deficit for Hertha in second-half stoppage time.The top four teams qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage.Kramaric hits four as Hoffenheim stun DortmundAndrej Kramaric became the first Hoffenheim player to score four goals in a Bundesliga game, overwhelming Borussia Dortmund with a one-sided 4-0 away victory on Saturday.The Croatian striker, his club’s top scorer this season, took his campaign tally to 13 as Europa League-bound Hoffenheim moved above VfL Wolfsburg to finish in fifth place on 52 points.Dortmund were already confirmed as runners-up to Bayern Munich, but after this embarrassing home defeat finished 13 points adrift of the champions.Six-goal Werder Bremen avoid automatic relegationWerder Bremen extended their 39-year stay in the Bundesliga for at least another 10 days on Saturday, when they thumped Cologne 6-1 to avoid automatic relegation.The four-times Bundesliga champions completed the first half of what could become a great escape as they climbed out of the drop zone and leapfrogged Fortuna Duesseldorf to finish 16th in the 18-team table. They now face a two-leg playoff against the team that finishes third in the second division — either VfB Stuttgart, Heidenheim or Hamburg SV — on July 2 and 6. Fortuna lost 3-0 at Union and were relegated. Agencies Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more


USC continues preparation despite injuries

first_imgThe USC football team, which recently dropped out of the national rankings following a close loss at Utah, is gearing up for its second straight road game this Saturday. The Trojans will head to Washington State in front of a hostile crowd in Pullman, Washington.Kill the Cougs · Sophomore safety Su’a Cravens, who has been playing linebacker recently, will be crucial in slowing down Washington State. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Spirit of TroyAfter suffering their second last-minute loss of the season, the Trojans approached Tuesday’s practice as they would any other. The team has without a doubt shown great fortitude through a challenging season.“This is a different feeling than I’ve felt with any other team, and the reason I say that is because the people in this locker room care about each other,” redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Zach Banner said. “It’s a great feeling.”USC head coach Steve Sarkisian also praised his team for its continued dedication and ability to bounce back.“There are quite a few teams who could lose a ball game the way we did Saturday and mope around and feel sorry for themselves,” Sarkisian said. “This group is the furthest thing from that.”Sarkisian took the blame for the loss Saturday, stating that he had not done a good enough job of developing this team’s killer instinct following its earlier last-second loss to Arizona State.“We should be undefeated in conference play,” Sarkisian said. “We are good enough to win.”The key to winning is to play all 60 minutes of the football game, something the Trojans have struggled with in conference play so far this year. Both of their conference losses, to Arizona State and Utah, came in the last 10 seconds of play.“Pouting about it or having a bad attitude isn’t going to change it,” redshirt junior quarterback Cody Kessler said. “We’ve got to come out here and keep working.”Taking on the CougarsWashington State (2-6, 1-4 Pac-12) is ranked last in the Pac-12 North division heading into Saturday. The Cougars are not a team to be taken lightly, however. Sarkisian spoke of how the Cougars’ record doesn’t necessarily reflect their talent.“They’ve played a lot of people very tough,” Sarkisian said.Indeed, three of the Cougars’ losses have been by fewer than 10 points.“They throw the ball all over the place,” Sarkisian said. “They have a strong defensive front that likes to get out after the quarterback and stop the run game, so we have our work cut out for us.”Kessler discussed the offense’s responsibility to put up as many points as possible and give the defense something to work with.“We got to put up a lot of points,” Kessler said. “We are going to have a lot of opportunities.”Washington State’s only conference win this season came against Utah, something the Trojans will most certainly take personally considering last week’s effort against the Utes.Injury ReportRedshirt sophomore left tackle Chad Wheeler tore his ACL during the game against Utah. He will be out for the rest of the season as he undergoes extensive surgery and rehabilitation that will take six to eight months.Sarkisian did not name a replacement for Wheeler following practice.Freshman offensive guard Damien Mama reaggravated his knee injury during Tuesday’s practice, and Sarkisian listed Mama as day-to-day. Mama’s availability is expected to influence the choice of starter in place of Wheeler.A blow to the Trojan defense came when senior outside linebacker J.R. Tavai suffered an unspecified knee injury that is expected to keep him off the field for several weeks.Soma Vainuku, a redshirt junior fullback, was very limited in practice Tuesday.last_img read more


Matt Kemp ready for his unexpected reunion tour with Dodgers

first_img Dodgers key spring training dates Dodgers enter 2018 motivated to avenge World Series disappointment Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How much a part of it Kemp will be is one of the largest unknowns hanging over a Dodgers’ camp that has precious few. The Dodgers’ depth chart in left field is loaded with options – both left-handed (Andrew Toles, Joc Pederson, Alex Verdugo) and right-handed (Kike’ Hernandez, Trayce Thompson, Kemp). All are younger than Kemp, on the upside of their careers, not circling back to their beginnings.“I don’t think anybody knows what their role is right now,” Kemp said. “I’ve got a lot left in me. I can help this team win. I came to camp feeling good, feeling strong. I’m ready to go.”At age 33, Kemp is no longer the dynamic athlete he was in his salad days with the Dodgers. If he has “a lot left in me,” he recognizes that has to be proven.“I think so,” he said. “I mean, I know I can be in this lineup. I know I can help this team win. I still have a lot to offer. I’m in shape. I feel good. Prove to everybody I can still play defense and go out there and help the team win.“Of course we’ve all got something to prove. Every year. Every year, the stats are zero-zero. Everybody starts out fresh. It’s a fresh start for me back in L.A., so why now do it back where I started.”Only a handful of players in the Dodgers’ clubhouse at Camelback Ranch this spring have been teammates with Kemp before. Clayton Kershaw is one and he said he reached out to Kemp after the trade went down.“I texted Matt a couple weeks ago,” Kershaw said. “I’ve seen him at his best. I know how good he can be. I know he still has the ability to hit a baseball really well. I hope he gets the chance to prove that here.Related Articles In exchange, the Dodgers agreed to take Kemp and the $43 million remaining on the contract he signed with them to much fanfare in November 2011.“When I got the call I was eating lunch with some friends,” Kemp said. “My agent called me. He was like, ‘Hey, you’ve been traded.’ I was, ‘Where?’ He started laughing. ‘What??’ And he said, ‘It’s the Dodgers.’ I’m like, ‘Stop lying.’ And he was, ‘No, for real.’”The trade was for real. But Kemp’s return also figured to be not for long. The Dodgers spent the winter trying to move him to another team, hoping to get someone else to pay at least a portion of his remaining salary.Those efforts will no doubt continue – and would only be aided if Kemp proves to be as rejuvenated as he claims to be and as in shape as he appears to be this spring. For now, though, Kemp is one of the position players who reported to camp along with pitchers and catchers Tuesday.“They were up front with me. They told me they didn’t know what was going to happen,” Kemp said. “But for me – I love being back. This is where I came up. This is where I grew up. I’ve always wanted to win a World Series here and win here. It was fun watching these guys play last year and get to the World Series. Why wouldn’t I want to be a part of that?” GLENDALE, Ariz. — There are things you didn’t expect to see in Arizona any time soon.Snow. Hybrid cars. Matt Kemp in a Dodgers uniform.“I’m just as surprised as you,” Kemp said Tuesday, that familiar smile surrounded by the seemingly-obligatory bushy beard, his equally-inflamed hair held back by a Dodger blue headband as he talked to reporters in front of a locker just a few feet from the one he last occupied at Camelback Ranch in spring 2014.The unexpected reunion began with a call from his agent back in December when the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves agreed to a trade that was all about the bad contracts being shed. The Braves took Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy and Scott Kazmir off the Dodgers’ hands, allowing the Dodgers to get under the competitive-balance tax threshold for the first time in five years. Dodgers’ Matt Kemp has some explaining to do about ‘baseball town’ remark Dodgers offseason roster moves: who’s new and who’s gone? “Obviously, Matt has something to prove and that’s awesome. He looks great right now. … If he’s healthy, his offensive abilities are unquestioned as far as what I’ve seen. If he can move around the outfield, catch some balls, he can be a big asset for us.”Kemp’s ability to move around the outfield was massively diminished over the past few years. According to most metrics, he was among the worst defensive outfielders in baseball last season. If he is somehow going to stick around for a second run with the Dodgers, Kemp will have to prove he won’t be a liability in the field.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is convinced the motivation of playing for a World Series contender and a serious upgrade in fitness will make Kemp acceptable defensively.“I think part of it is he wants to win,” Roberts said. “On the defensive side, there’s gotta be that ‘every game is important’ mentality. That’s one part of it. And the other part of it is the positioning that we do, putting guys in the right spot, will help that. Matt being in amazing shape will help that. The natural ability to read a ball off the bat, he possesses that. I expect it to be a huge uptick in the metrics this year.”last_img read more


DONEGAL MAN NAMED AS ONE OF TOP 50 EARNERS IN US

first_imgA Donegal-born businessman has been named as one of the 50 best-paid executives on Wall Street.Liam McGee turned down the chance to run the bailed-out Allied Irish Banks (AIB), where salaries are capped at €500,000 a year.Mr McGee is CEO of Hartford Financial Services, one of the biggest insurance and wealth-management firms in the US. Before he joined the US firm in 2009 he was tipped as the front-runner to manage AIB, following the nationalisation of the bank in the Republic.However, it would have meant signing up for a maximum €500,000-a-year salary and Mr McGee took the job at Hartford instead.In contrast, his starting salary at Hartford in the US was $1.1m (£700,000) in 2009, and has since risen to $1.4m (£900,000).Last year, his take-home pay hit $7.9m (£5.1m), after he landed bonuses of $6.5m (£4.2m). It was enough to see him ranked as the 39th best paid US financial services executive, according to research by Bloomberg.Mr McGee moved to the US at a young age and is little known outside the banking world.Before he moved to Hartford, and before being tipped for the top job at AIB, he headed Bank of America’s consumer and small business unit — serving 50m customers. DONEGAL MAN NAMED AS ONE OF TOP 50 EARNERS IN US was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Hartford Financial ServicesLiam McGeelast_img read more


GLENTIES GIRL PRAYS GARY BARLOW WILL ATTEND HER BIRTHDAY LATER THIS MONTH

first_imgGlenties woman Michelle Boylan, has hit national headlines today as she lauches a social media campaign to get Gary Barlow to attend her 30th birthday party. Although her campaign has made headlines earlier in 2016, the campaign is now heating up as her birthday is in just two weeks. Michelle is such a big fan that she actually has a cardboard cutout of Gary that she takes around Glenties.Gary makes quite an effort to make his fan’s dreams come true; having attended three weddings last year and another fan’s birthday party in May. Michelle is hoping he makes it to her birthday bash, too. Michelle told ‘The Sun’ newspaper that she has been a Take That fan since she was only five years old, and even had a school bag that she got bullied over. “I was that person who cried for a month when they broke up. I’ve been to all Gary’s shows in Ireland but I’ve never got the chance to meet him.”To follow her journey you can visit her Twitter page. GLENTIES GIRL PRAYS GARY BARLOW WILL ATTEND HER BIRTHDAY LATER THIS MONTH was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgary barlowGlentiesmichelle boylantake thatlast_img read more