Sea Breeze 2014 planning conference was held in Odesa, Ukraine. The event was attended by Deputy Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy, Leader of the U.S. Delegation U.S. Navy Capt. 1st Rank John Mosher and Leader of the Ukrainian Working Group of the Ukrainian Navy Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin, and representatives of other invited countries.Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy stressed how the experience of planning and conducting peacekeeping exercises contributed much to the peacekeeping and the stability in various regions of the world, as well as navigation security in the crisis areas. ”The International Sea Breeze exercises are important and large-scale. I guess their topic meets the current problems of the Ukrainian Navy, modern challenges and threats, these exercises induce security and stability process in the Black Sea area,” noted Lieutenant General Volodymyr Khyzhy.Leader of the Ukrainian Working Group of the Ukrainian Navy Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin informed that this time actions of counter-mining forces will be worked out. “Considering the experience of previous Sea Breeze, I’m sure that joint sea, air, land cooperation contributes much to the enhancement of the professional level of the Ukrainian Navy servicemen,” mentioned Capt. 1st Rank Igor Terekhin. November 14, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine Hosts Sea Breeze 2014 Planning Conference Share this article [mappress]Press Release, November 14, 2013; Image: Ukrainian MoD Authorities Ukraine Hosts Sea Breeze 2014 Planning Conference
Bio Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) ELLSWORTH — The Force All-star cheerleading squad has raised $51,000 to compete for the first time at the Contest of Champions in Orlando, Florida on March 1.The event is an open competition that will be held at the HP Field House facility located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.“The girls have not only worked hard on this routine, but they have fundraised their hearts out,” said the squad’s coach of 15 years, Kelli Mitchell. “We are so very proud of each and every one of them.”Girls as young as 10 and as old as 18 comprise the Force All-stars. From grades 5 to 12, members of the squad come from Surry Elementary, Hancock Elementary, Ellsworth Middle, Ellsworth High, Mount Desert Island High and Sumner High schools.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It has been the best thing for the younger kids, and it’s taught the older girls about compassion,” Mitchell said.Paige Sawyer, a 10-year-old member of the squad, said she enjoys performing with the veteran cheerleaders.“I get to know older people,” Sawyer said shyly. “It’s fun to talk to them.”“And it’s fun to stunt off big people,” Sumner senior and member of the squad Hannah Fleming added in jest. “We throw you high.”Sawyer smiled, then added “flying” to her list of what she likes most about being a part of the diverse team.In April, the squad attended the Jamfest National competition in Boston and finished second in the Level 3 senior division.“We had such a great time and learned so much about the All-star cheerleading industry that the parents, cheerleaders and coaches decided to make a commitment to attend the Contest of Champions,” Mitchell said.A month later, Mitchell and three fellow coaches — Kyle Barker, Kim Barker and Jane Stackpole — held tryouts and began routine choreography.The team started fundraising through yard sales, bottle drives, sponsored dinners, raffle tickets and other methods for what Mitchell described as “the experience of a lifetime.”“It’s so surreal,” said EHS senior and squad member Karla Butler. “It didn’t even hit me until yesterday that we’re going to really be in Florida — it’s just insane.”The squad will leave Feb. 27 and return March 3. The time outside of competition will be spent exploring Disney World. Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports suffered an ignominious seizure of its assets wednesday when three companies bundled away some of the properties belonging to it over a debt valued at just N9.9 million.For failing to pay up the debt, the companies shocked officials, when they impounded three buses, a Hilux truck and two Mikano generators from its premises. The companies were, Zeminex Nig. Ltd, Micnovos Nig. Ltd and B.N. Donagel Ltd.They were executing an order granted them in 2010 by an FCT High Court, in respect of the debt owed them by the ministry.Though the debt was not in contention, the seized assets were comparatively above the liability.Nwude I. Emmanuel, the principal partner of Ifeanyi Nwude & Associates law firm, led the companies and court bailiff in enforcing the court order yesterday afternoon.â€œWe are obeying the judgment of the court following the failure of the Ministry of Sports to pay the debt owed our clients since 2010. The total liability is N9.9 million, but the matter can be resolved if the ministry begins to make payment of the debt, even on instalment basis,” Nwude clarify.THISDAY learnt that the case was heard on May 12, 2016 and judgment given on March 6, 2017.Although sources in the ministry claimed that the matter was referred to the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, no efforts were made to respect the court order before the bailiffs stormed the ministry t5o cart away the assets wednesday.No official of the ministry was willing to make any official statement on the matter when THISDAY sought the reaction of some directors.â€œWhat do you want me to tell you? You witnessed what happened here now. Go to the ministerâ€™s office to find out why the debts were not paid despite the court judgment before this embarrassment,â€ retorted an angry official of the ministry to our reporter wednesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram