More Than 20,000 People Attended SITDEF 2011

first_imgBy Dialogo May 17, 2011 Luis Giampietri, vice president of the Republic of Peru, presided over the closing ceremony of the Third International Technology Salon for Defense and the Prevention of Natural Disasters (SITDEF), an event that drew more than twenty thousand attendees, who toured its installations from 11 to 15 May. For the first time, a Peruvian Air Force Sukhoi plane was put on detailed exhibit. Likewise, attendees were able to experience, using simulators, what it is like to steer submarines or practice shooting, etc., as part of the celebrations for the centennial of the Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force. In addition, there were demonstrations of parachute jumps, the deployment of special commandos, and firefighters, among other attractions applauded by the numerous audience in attendance. The third edition of SITDEF was held at Army headquarters from 11 to 15 May. The first two days of the salon were destined exclusively for all Armed Forces and police personnel and their family members. On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th, the doors of the headquarters were opened to the general public, for the third time, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event was held in a space measuring 15,000 square meters, a much larger area than in 2009 (9,400 square meters), enabling a better display of the most advanced defense, security, and natural-disaster-prevention equipment by the more than five hundred domestic and foreign exhibitors participating. About SITDEF The International Technology Salon for Defense and the Prevention of Natural Disasters (SITDEF) is a business and cultural event held in Peru every two years since 2007, jointly promoted and organized by the Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces at the Army’s headquarters installations. The event seeks to bring together domestic and foreign firms dedicated to exhibiting cutting-edge technology in the areas of natural-disaster prevention and national defense.last_img read more


Football: Chryst doesn’t want Badgers to rest on upset win

first_imgAfter one of the biggest wins in program history against a Louisiana State University team many experts picked to make the College Football Playoffs, the Wisconsin football team returned home this weekend with high expectations for the rest of the season.To fulfill those lofty expectations, however, the Badgers still have their work cut out for them.Football: Breakdown of Badgers’ upset over LSUThe Wisconsin Badgers played a spoiler game against fifth ranked Louisiana State University with a 16-14 upset victory in college Read…When asked about his team’s performance Saturday, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst’s answers began to follow a pattern that grew more noticeable as Monday’s press conference wore on. With each compliment he gave his team, he also issued a challenge.The message he was trying to make was clear — despite the well-played game, the Badgers need to get better if they hope to achieve what they have set out to do.“There’s areas where we’ve got to get better, and that’s what we’ve got to focus on this week,” Chryst said.While never giving specifics about where his team can improve, Chryst made it clear that he believes each player is capable of playing better and growing as part of the team.Fullbacks, the offensive line, the defensive secondary and his quarterback Bart Houston were all examples the head coach gave of groups that can improve their play heading into this week’s match up against the Akron Zips of the Mid-American Conference. Even Rafael Gaglianone, who went 3-3 on his field goals, including the 47-yarder in the fourth quarter to cap off the comeback, was at one point the focus of a conversation on where the team could improve as a whole.In photos: UW fans’ fairytale comes true with Badger win at LambeauThe football game this Saturday couldn’t have been any more magical for Wisconsinites as their two pride and joys were Read…With Akron, Wisconsin turns its attention to a mid-tier program fresh off a 47-24 win over the Virginia Military Institute, but MAC teams have a history of taking advantage of unsuspecting Power Conferences teams. At least one team from the MAC has defeated a Big Ten team each of the last 10 seasons after Western Michigan defeated Northwestern 22-21 this past Saturday.While discussing Akron, Chryst noted the powerful spread offense they run in contrast to the power running LSU team.“It’s going to stress us differently than last week,” Chryst said. “They’re going to spread us out and we’ve got to play good assignment football.”Doing so will be even harder now with the news that inside linebacker Chris Orr is sidelined for the rest of the season with a right ACL injury suffered in the game against LSU.Football: Orr out with ACL injury for remainder of seasonWisconsin football head coach Paul Chryst broke the news Monday that inside linebacker Chris Orr will miss the remainder of Read…With the way Ryan Connelly stepped up during the game, Chryst isn’t worried about individual players. The focus right now is the team as a whole. In Chryst’s mind there’s a lot of work that needs to be done — a concept he made abundantly clear.last_img read more


Mirnesa Bektas won Bronze Medal in Rotterdam

first_imgA member of the University karate club “Bosna” Mirnesa Bektas participated at the Karate1 Premier League – Rotterdam 2018 last weekend, which is a competition held in the Netherlands for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.Mirnesa performed in the category of fights of seniors +68 kg. Mirnesa won against Pillant Aurora (France) with the result  2: 0 in the first round, but she lost in the second round from Abbasali Hamideh (Iran), who occupies the 6th place in the World Ranking List.Thanks to Iranian representative who managed to get to the finals, Mirnesa got the opportunity to won the medal through a rematch, which she did.In the rematches, Mirnesa won the first fight against Hana Antunovic (Sweden) with the result 1: 0.Her second fight was against Maria Garcia Torres (Spain), and Mirnesa won this one as well. In the decisive fight for third place, Mirnesa won against Anna Laura Florentin from France, who occupies the 3rd place in the World Ranking List in the category of fights of seniors +68 kg.This medal will bring progress on the World Ranking List to Mirnesa, as well as some great points for meeting the norm for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.(Source: fokus.ba)last_img read more


No. 1 seed Mt. SAC gets by Foothill

first_imgSeeded No. 1 in the South, Mt. SAC used an 18-10 run at the beginning of the second half to turn a close game into a 71-61 win over the North No. 4-seeded Owls at Fresno’s Selland Arena on Friday. “We definitely didn’t play one of our best games,” said Mt. SAC coach Laura Beeman, who had guided the Mounties to an average winning margin of 43 points per game since their only loss of the season on Jan. 12, but only won by 10 against a team they beat 63-46 earlier in the year. For the entire first half of its State Championship quarterfinal game against Foothill College, the Mt. San Antonio College women’s basketball team struggled. The second was another story – well, kind of. “We were just anxious. It definitely wasn’t one of our better games.” After leading just 33-28 coming out of halftime, Mt. SAC (35-1) began to distance itself in the second half. Freshman guard Jazlyn Davis had a game-high 23 points – 12 of which came in the first half – three rebounds and four steals for the Mounties. “We just wanted to come out and execute and play hard,” Davis said. “We came out a little flat today. But we picked up our defensive intensity. We didn’t want to go home today.” Sophomore guard Tonicia Tademy added 10 points and five steals for the Mounties, who had 11 steals and forced Foothill (27-9) into 28 turnovers. center_img Mt. SAC pulled down an astounding 25 offensive rebounds on its way to 45 total rebounds for the game. “We always crash the boards hard,” Beeman said. “It’s what’s kept us in the big games. “We led them in every statistical category but shooting percentage. We took 24 (72-48) more shots than they did, it gave us our advantage.” Sophomore guard Tay Hester was 10 of 12 from the free-throw line as she scored 18 points and had six rebounds. The win sets up a semifinals matchup today at 5 p.m. against College of the Canyons (30-5), which beat North No. 2 San Joaquin Delta earlier in the day. The Mounties beat the Cougars 71-57 in the championship game of their season-opening Mt. SAC tournament. “They have an All-State point guard who is tremendous,” Beeman said. “They transition very well. We need to make them slow it down and run their half-court sets.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Why don’t you want to manage Sunderland? Dwight Yorke ‘amazed’ by lack of interest in job

first_imgDwight Yorke says he is ‘amazed’ by the reported lack of interest in the Sunderland job.The Black Cats are searching for their sixth boss in just four years and that statistic, coupled with the club’s woeful start to the season, has left potential top-level candidates reluctant to work under Ellis Short at the Stadium of Light.David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche are some of the names said to have ruled themselves out of contention to succeed Dick Advocaat.But Yorke cannot understand why managers are not queuing up to take over from the Dutchman.“Sunderland is a wonderful club to be a manager at and, if they can get things right there, the support is immense,” he told talkSPORT.“I’m a bit stunned [why more managers don’t want the job]. The reality is it is a fantastic job and I can’t see why managers wouldn’t want to take it.”Sunderland have yet to win in the Premier League this season and are five points adrift of safety, but Yorke insists they are not a lost cause.“There is enough good players in the dressing room to get them out of that situation. It is a relatively early stage of the season and things can turn around very quickly,” he said.“There is a decent squad there and I am just amazed people don’t want the job.”last_img read more