US Southern Command may support 5th Military World Games

first_img The Operational Planning Committee (CPO) of the 5th Military World Games may have an important ally for the mission of providing the best edition of the history of the competition in July, next year. Gen Ken Keen, Sub-Commander of the US Southern Command, located in Miami, was last week at the committee ´s headquarter ´s, where he watched a presentation about the Rio 2011 Games and talked to the CPO´ s General Coordinator, BG Jamil Megid Júnior, about a possible co-operation aiming the Peace Games. During the meeting Gen Keen was presented general information about the 5th edition of the Military World Games, such as the number of participants, location of the competitions, and the construction of the Athlete ´s Village. Regarding the partnerships, one of the actions refers to the transportation of the delegations. The idea is that the US Air Force provides the transportation of some friendly nations located in the route between The US and Brazil. The same logistic might be given by European countries to African nations, under CISM coordination. There was also a proposal to have the Pentagon TV on the broadcasting the 5th Military World Games. The Sub-Commander of the US Southern Command said to be very pleased with the meeting and guaranteed all possible support to contribute with the Rio 2011 Games success. “I am very impressed with the planning that follows. The Brazilian military shows a high professionalism level and will do their utmost for these to be the best Military World Games in History. They may count on the United States Armed Forces help”, stated General Keen. General Ken Keen is Sub-Commander of one of the ten unified commands of the US Department of Defense. The Southern Command provides security cooperation through 41 million square meters in Latin America and the Caribbean. By Dialogo October 15, 2010last_img read more

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Szczesny Arrives Turin For Juventus Move

first_imgWojciech Szczesny has landed in Turin for his imminent move from Arsenal to Juventus.Juve’s official twitter handle tweeted: “Look who’s just landed!” The Arsenal goalkeeper, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma, will sign a €10m transfer deal with Juventus.Szczesny will reportedly play back up to Gianluigi Buffon next season, as the Italian shot stopper plans to retire after the 2018 World Cup.Relatedlast_img

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Martial scores United’s 1000th Premier League goal in Everton win

first_imgAnthony Martial struck Manchester United’s 1000th Premier League goal at Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal’s side maintained their push for the Champions League places with a 1-0 win over Everton.Following an uneventful first half and a wave of Everton pressure to begin the second period, United became the first team to reach the landmark when Marcus Rashford and substitute Timothy Fosu-Mensah combined to set up Martial’s 13th goal for United this season.The win moves the hosts back within a point of fourth-placed rivals Manchester City, who they beat immediately before the international break, with seven matches remaining for each side.Everton hit the crossbar through captain Phil Jagielka shortly after Martial’s strike but could not avoid a first Premier League defeat on the road since October.Roberto Martinez’s side remain 12th with eight league matches to play and could face United again in the FA Cup semi-final later this month if Van Gaal’s men negotiate a quarter-final replay at West Ham.Before kick-off, United icon Bobby Charlton received a rousing ovation on the field as an in-stadium mosaic marked Old Trafford’s South Stand being renamed in his honour. United were unchanged from their derby win over Manchester City last time out, while the visitors welcomed England defender John Stones back from international duty with a place at centre-back ahead of Ramiro Funes Mori.Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu – recalled in the visitors’ other change – darted menacingly past Marcos Rojo but failed to get a shot off after bursting into the United box.Both sides attacked willingly in an enterprising start and Martial saw his strike deflected narrowly beyond the far post by Everton full-back Leighton Baines.David de Gea was out quickly to spare Chris Smalling, who lost his footing to leave reported United target Romelu Lukaku bearing down on goal in a first half which saw neither side produce a shot on target.  Fosu-Mensah replaced Rojo at half-time and Matteo Darmian switched to left-back but Deulofeu continued to cause problems down the United left – his low cross to Lukaku prompting a last-ditch intervention from Smalling.Daley Blind was the next man to bravely deny Lukaku and Smalling blocked from Tom Cleverley, although Everton’s pressure would count for nothing when United picked them apart in the 54th minute.Teenage striker Rashford rolled a backheel into the path of Fosu-Mensah, whose low cross evaded Stones and Seamus Coleman for Martial drill into the net via the legs of goalkeeper Joel Robles.Jagielka thudded a header from Deulofeu’s right-wing corner against the bar as Everton sought an immediate response.United, though, were attacking with increasing confidence by the time Martinez made a surprise call to replace the excellent Deulofeu with Kevin Mirallas. The change did nothing to shake the impression that Everton had run out of ideas, until the excellent Blind departed through injury to give them late encouragement.Jagielka got on the end of a late set-piece but blasted too close to De Gea and Fosu-Mensah hacked a Coleman cross out of the goalmouth as United preserved a fourth consecutive home Premier League win.—last_img read more

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