Leading the pack at (9-0), the Chargers looked to take one more step towards an undefeated season as they faced the (0-8) Eagles to close out their week 7 JCC of Bayonne Sr. Division Flag Football double header. The first half had all the makings of a “Let down game” as the Chargers held a 24-12 lead as Alejandro Cifuentes (1 TD, 4 expts), Anthony Baez (1 TD), Christopher Caballero (1 TD), and Aaliyana Cifuentes (2 expts) put up points for the Chargers while Ezekiel Lupianez (1 TD) and David Matos (1 TD) kept the Bengals in the hunt. After a little fine tuning at halftime, the Chargers’ offense erupted as Aaliyana Cifuentes (3 TDs), Alejandro Cifuentes (4 expts), Christopher Caballero (2 expts), and a two point safety rocketed to Chargers’ advantage to 50-12. Swamped by the Chargers’ scoring blitz, the Bengals tried to claw back as catches by Jack Kruchkowski and Mariam Rasslan helped to set up another TD toss to David Matos. Holding a commanding 50-18 lead, the Chargers turned to the back of the playbook to tryout some gimmick plays which resulted in another scoring barrage as Caballero (2 TDs), Alejandro Cifuentes (2 TDs, 2 expts), Aaliyana Cifuentes (6 expts), and another safety lit up the scoreboard for an 84-18 Chargers’ victory.Week 7 Sr. Division Offensive Player of the Week: Alejandro Cifuentes – ChargersDefensive Player of the Week: Alejandro Cifuentes – ChargersTeamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: Jack Kruchkowski – Eagles
The security plan also includes units especially trained to act, prevent, and react to terrorist attacks. There is also a contingent to take action with regard to chemical and bacteriological defense. In the event of a possible air attack or the entrance into the airspace of any unauthorized aircraft, the aircraft may be shot down by Super Tucano or F-5N fighter planes. In that extreme case, authorization will be given by President Dilma Rousseff. Rio+20 Security Plan The system also includes the participation of 13 ministries and 26 public entities. For this purpose, the federal, state, and municipal governments have invested 132.8 million reais (US $ 64.5 million), 90 million (US $43.7 million) of which corresponds to the Armed Forces. An example of this investment was made at Riocentro to enable the conference participants to have free internet available, with 30,000 instances of access expected a day. The Military personnel deployed belong to the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force. The Military Police will have 2,500 personnel available every day during the event and 1,000 municipal guards. The Federal Police will have 1,400 inspectors and officers available. At Riocentro, the Cybernetic Defense Center has installed infrastructure to protect the telecommunications system from possible attacks by hackers. In this area alone, 20 million reais (US $9.7 million) have been invested. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has announced the schedule for restrictions and even prohibitions on flights over some areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. The measure is part of the security plan established by the Ministry of Defense, developed by the Joint General Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces (EMCFA), and executed by the Eastern Military Command, with the participation of the country’s Marine, Army, and Air Force units. By Dialogo June 15, 2012 Starting June 20, when the high-level segment of the conference takes place, and for which the presence of various heads of state and government from United Nations member countries is expected, the airspace rules will be stricter. F-5EM and A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes, in addition to H-60 Blackhawk and AH-2 Sabre helicopters, will remain on standby to defend the airspace. These aircraft are ready to intercept and even to force the landing of any flight that fails to comply with the instructions of air-traffic controllers. At the same time, Military personnel are patrolling the Rio state capital’s coastline, by sea and by land, with the support of the Military and Civil Police, as well as the areas near the hotels in Zona Sul and Aterro do Flamengo. The Military will remain deployed in the Rio metropolitan region until June 29. The Navy will contribute to Rio+20 security through the 1st Naval District. It will deploy 3,200 Military personnel, 26 small vessels (patrol ships, tugboats, and speedboats), and two medium-sized ships (one frigate and one corvette) in charge of maritime control, as well as six aircraft.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneWe just finished a conference last week. The conference went well. But not everything was perfect.Let’s talk about the noise. The conference food services (kitchen, cleaning) seemed to be directly behind the conference room. The walls of typical conference centers are about as thick as a sheet of aluminum foil. So, when the staff even thinks about stacking plates or cleaning silverware, you hear it in the conference room.When the racket began the first time, I envisioned the staff behind the wafer-thin wall playing a demented game of pin the tail on the donkey. But this version involved chucking silverware. I went back and gave them my “take it down a notch” look. My glance worked some temporary magic. Unfortunately, 20 minutes later, pin the spoon on the donkey began anew.Perhaps the hotel did a cost/benefit analysis to determine that the best place to clean dishes and silverware is 8 centimeters behind the conference space itself. I’m not sure I buy it. But let’s say they did. They could still do a much better job of soundproofing the area. They could time the cleaning much better. They could train staff much better.But they don’t. And here’s the rub. Our conference brought more than 1,000 room nights to the hotel. Not to mention banquet dollars and more. And yet they don’t seem to worry about the situation all that much. continue reading »