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Washington Wizards, Bradley Beal agree to two-year contract extension

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailtaka4332/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Wizards have agreed to a two-year contract extension with All-Star guard Bradley Beal, the team announced Thursday. Beal was already owed $58 million over the next two seasons. He will make $72 million over the span of the extension, which goes into effect for the 2021-2022 season.Beal could then be eligible for a five-year extension worth $266 million — which would be the largest contract in NBA history.The deal comes as rumors that teams could seek to acquire Beal in a trade this season. The additional commitment could serve to dilute the trade market for contenders seeking additional talent.Beal is coming off of his best statistical season, scoring 25.6 points, dishing 5.5 assists and grabbing 5 rebounds per game. The Wizards also have $171 million committed to injured point guard John Wall over the next four years. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Washington Wizards, Bradley Beal agree to two-year contract extension Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Professional Cribs

first_imgHome » News » Professional Cribs previous nextProducts & ServicesProfessional CribsThe Negotiator2nd September 201601,362 Views With more people renting for longer, this has to be a great idea for letting agents and investors to emulate. As far away from HMOs as you can imagine, Professional Cribs has launched its first property in London.Described as ‘professional house share done properly’ is delivered by the team behind Student Cribs, which has built a portfolio of 180 houses in 12 university towns since it launched in 2002.Professional Cribs are aimed at 22-30 year old professionals, renting as a group or individually. Fully furnished period properties are renovated and decorated by interior designers and social space is prioritised, with large open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, aiming to combine the cosiness of a classic London home with the high service levels of institutional landlords.Professional Cribs are priced affordably, inclusive of bills, cleaning and gardening. Additional services such as laundry can be added to the contract.This house in West Ealing is the first of eight Professional Cribs in the pipeline, with the remaining properties undergoing renovation ready for January 2017. All are five or six bedroom period properties along the Crossrail route.Priced at £210 per person per week, it is a stunning six bedroom Edwardian semi-detached house, a short distance from local rail and bus routes.CEO Charlie Vaughan-Lee, said, “Professional accommodation in the Capital is typified by poor quality yet expensive studios and flats – here we have created collaborative home environments which recognise young professionals’ budgets and that they will want to live in.” www.professional-cribs.comProfessional Cribs professional house share fully furnished period properties for rent September 2, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Self-employed estate agent network triples ‘workforce’ in 12 months

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Self-employed estate agent network triples ‘workforce’ in 12 months previous nextAgencies & PeopleSelf-employed estate agent network triples ‘workforce’ in 12 monthsAdam Day of eXp UK says his operation has grown by ensuring agents joining the network all have significant industry experience.Nigel Lewis16th February 20210842 Views Self-employed agency network eXp UK now has 150 agents working for it across the UK, up from 50 agents almost exactly a year ago.The company, which launched in November 2019, is headed by former Hatched.co.uk founder Adam Day.He says the platform is gaining traction because it focusses on attracting experienced rather than novice estate agents, who earn minimum of 70% the commission they generate and up to 99% when they achieve high volumes of sales.“We only allow experienced agents to join because we want to set agents up for success,” Day said.“From my experience within estate agency, agents’ chances of success are much higher when they have experience and are working with other experienced agents.Underestimated“Estate agents in the UK underestimate their abilities and how important they are to the estate agency they are currently employed by. As far as I’m concerned, all agents really need, on top of experience, is to believe in themselves, and eXp will help with the rest.”eXp UK is part of trend that has seen the relaunch and expansion of its main rival Keller Williams, but has also seen many corporate and smaller agents expand via agents establishing virtual territories, including SpicerHaart.“It’s an exciting business model and we’re growing at an exciting rate, but the agents make it easy for us,” says Day.“ It’s exciting for both myself and the agents – they’re all great and they seem to love the freedom and autonomy that they get to run their business how they see fit.”exp uk Keller Williams spicerhaart EXP February 16, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Pediatric Neonatologist – Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (59839)

first_imgThe Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida Collegeof Medicine-Jacksonville is inviting applicants for a full-timeNeonatologist position in the Division of Neonatology as AssistantProfessor/Associate Professor Full Professor at a tenure/non-tenurelevel depending on qualifications. Our clinical neonatology programstaffs five (5) area Level 1 through Level 4 Neonatal IntensiveCare Units. The Level 3 and Level 4 units admit 700 and 650neonates per year, respectively. All outborn neonates born inFlorida within the Jacksonville catchment area with birth weightsless than 1001 grams are transferred to the Level 3 of Level 4 NICUallowing for geographically robust clinical studies in the highestrisk population. We also receive neonates from Southeastern Georgiaand the Florida Panhandle. We are an active participant in theVermont-Oxford Network and in the Florida Perinatal QualityCollaborative.We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated a zest forteaching of pediatric residents and advanced practice providers,continued personal professional development, an affinity forcontinuous quality improvement and/or outcomes-based research, andskills in working as part of a large team. Preference will be givento individuals who have a track record of mentoring junior facultyin their clinical development and academic endeavors and/or haveexperience with collaborative multicenter research or large datasets.The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is thelargest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing and pharmacy -located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 17 clinicalscience departments house more than 400 faculty members and 360residents and fellows. The college offers 34 accredited graduatemedical education programs. In addition to graduate medicaleducation, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines areprovided for students from the UF College of Medicine inGainesville.Visit thislink to watch a video highlighting our college’s academic andmedical offerings.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.University of Florida Health Jacksonville is a private,not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the University of FloridaHealth Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville . With more than 5,000faculty and staff, the University of Florida Health ScienceCenter–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region’spremier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the educationof health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a uniqueprovider of high-quality patient care.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. The hospital is adjacent to theexisting medical office building, where UF Health providers offermore than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s healthservices. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close toJacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes fromNassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia. For moreinformation, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.For more information about Jacksonville, visit http://hscj.ufl.edu/college-of-medicine/administrative-affairs/AboutJacksonville.aspx Applicants should possess a MD/DO degree, be eligible for medicallicensure in the state of Florida and for credentialing at areahospitals, be board-certified in Pediatrics, and beboard-eligible/board-certified in neonatal/perinatalmedicine.Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool isidentified. A review of applications will begin March 16,2020.Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Speech: Commitment to Global Peacekeeping

first_imgUnder-Secretary-General, your Excellencies, colleauges, Ladies and Gentleman,I wish to begin by thanking the most important contributors to the United Nation’s proud history of peacekeeping: the peacekeepers themselves. The brave men and women that we send far from home. Often into considerable danger, for months at a time in the service of peace, in the service of the security of others. Let us collectively put on record our deep appreciation of their commitment, their professionalism, and yes, their sacrifice. We thank you and we salute you.We send our peacekeepers because they are a tangible demonstration of the commitment of United Nation Member States to defend the rights and freedoms contained in the United Nations Charter. We want our peacekeepers to be the best they can. It would be a dereliction of our responsibilities to our peacekeepers, and to those they protect, if we did not give them the very best guidance and training. So we arm them, not just with rifles and rules, but also with knowledge and know-how.That is why our discussions here are so so important and why the United Kingdom Government backs the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping agenda. Successful implementation of the Peace and Security Architecture reforms is essential to bring about both a structural reorganisation but also a cultural change in working practices. If our peacekeepers are to be the best they can they must better reflect those that they serve and protect.Yesterday I was delighted to announce a £1 million contribution to the Elsie Initiative, which will bolster women’s participation globally. I am also pleased to be able to report that the United Kingdom has 7% female representation in our peacekeeping deployments. But we are under no illusion: we must, and we will, do better.If our peacekeepers are to be the best then we must get their training right, and we must identify and hold to account those who betray our values and trust by abusing those that they are sent to protect.United Kingdom forces currently train around 11,000 peacekeepers annually, and we provide capacity building support to peacekeepers from a number of countries. Indeed last year Vietnamese peacekeepers demonstrated what is possible through these partnerships, when they deployed a Level Two Field Hospital in a UN mission for the first time in their history.The United Kingdom plans to develop and launch a new prospectus of training support, and we therefore look forward to engaging with many of you who may be interested in future training partnerships.Your Excellencies, Under-Secretary-General, I pledge today that the United Kingdom’s commitment to work with you, today and in the future, to make UN peacekeeping the best it can be. Together to bring hope where there is despair. To bring peace where there is conflict.Thank you.last_img read more

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Ebola genomes sequenced

first_imgResponding rapidly to the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, a team of researchers from the Broad Institute and Harvard University, working with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and researchers elsewhere, has sequenced and analyzed many Ebola virus genomes. Their findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests.The researchers hope their results will speed up scientific understanding of the epidemic and assist global efforts to contain it.The researchers sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes collected from 78 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone during the first 24 days of the outbreak. (Some patients contributed samples more than once, allowing researchers a clearer view into how the virus can change in a single individual over the course of infection.) The team found more than 300 genetic changes that make the 2014 Ebola virus genomes distinct from the viral genomes tied to previous outbreaks. They also found sequence variations indicating that the present outbreak started from a single introduction into humans, subsequently spreading from person to person over many months.The variations they identified were frequently in parts of the genome that encode proteins. Some of the variation detected may affect the primers, or starting points for DNA synthesis, used in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests, emphasizing the importance of genomic surveillance and the need for vigilance. The researchers reported their results online today in the journal Science.“By making the data immediately available to the community, we hope to accelerate response efforts,” said co-senior author Pardis Sabeti, a senior associate member at the Broad Institute and an associate professor at Harvard University. File photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerTo accelerate response efforts, the research team released the full-length sequences on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s DNA sequence database in advance of publication, making the data available to the global scientific community.“By making the data immediately available to the community, we hope to accelerate response efforts,” said co-senior author Pardis Sabeti, a senior associate member at the Broad Institute and an associate professor at Harvard University. “Upon releasing our first batch of Ebola sequences in June, some of the world’s leading epidemic specialists contacted us, and many of them are now also actively working on the data. We were honored and encouraged. A spirit of international and multidisciplinary collaboration is needed to quickly shed light on the ongoing outbreak.”The 2014 Zaire Ebola virus outbreak is unprecedented both in its size and in its emergence in populated areas. Previous outbreaks had been localized mostly to sparsely populated regions of Middle Africa, with the largest outbreak reporting 318 cases in 1976. The present outbreak has manifested in more densely populated West Africa. Since it was first reported in Guinea in March, 2,127 cases have been reported, with 1,145 deaths, as of the end of last month.Augustine Goba, director of the Lassa Laboratory at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone and a co-first author of the paper, identified the first EVD case in Sierra Leone using PCR-based diagnostics.“We established surveillance for Ebola well ahead of the disease’s spread into Sierra Leone and began retrospective screening for the disease on samples as far back as January of this year,” said Goba. “This was possible because of our longstanding work to diagnose and study another deadly disease, Lassa fever. We could thus identify cases and trace the Ebola virus spread as soon as it entered our country.”The research team increased the amount of genomic data available on the Ebola virus fourfold, and used the “deep sequencing” technique, in which sequencing is repeated often enough to generate high confidence in the results, on all available samples. The researchers sequenced at a depth of 2,000 times on average for each Ebola genome to get an extremely close-up view. This allowed them to detect multiple mutations that alter protein sequences — potential targets for future diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies.The Ebola strains responsible for the current outbreak likely have a common ancestor, dating back to the first recorded outbreak in 1976. The researchers also traced the transmission path and evolutionary relationships of the samples, revealing that the lineage responsible for the current outbreak diverged from the Middle African version of the virus in the last decade and was spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone by 12 people who had attended the same funeral.The team’s catalog of 395 mutations (more than 340 that distinguish the current outbreak from previous ones, and more than 50 in the West African outbreak) may serve as a starting point for other research groups.“We’ve uncovered more than 300 genetic clues about what sets this outbreak apart from previous outbreaks,” said Stephen Gire, a research scientist in the Sabeti lab at the Broad Institute and Harvard. “Although we don’t know whether these differences are related to the severity of the current outbreak, by sharing these data with the research community, we hope to speed up our understanding of this epidemic and support global efforts to contain it.”“There is an extraordinary battle still ahead, and we have lost many friends and colleagues already, like our good friend and colleague Dr. Humarr Khan, a co-senior author here,” said Sabeti. “Providing this data to the research community immediately and demonstrating that transparency and partnership is one way we hope to honor Humarr’s legacy. We are all in this fight together.”The work was supported by Common Fund and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, and the Natural Environment Research Council.Other researchers who contributed to this work include Kristian G. Andersen, Rachel S.G. Sealfon, Daniel J. Park, Lansana Kanneh, Simbirie Jalloh, Mambu Momoh, Mohamed Fullah, Gytis Dudas, Shirlee Wohl, Lina M. Moses, Nathan L. Yozwiak, Sarah Winnicki, Christian B. Matranga, Christine M. Malboeuf, James Qu, Adrianne D. Gladden, Stephen F. Schaffner, Xiao Yang, Pan-Pan Jiang, Mahan Nekoui, Andres Colubri, Moinya Ruth Coomber, Mbalu Fonnie, Alex Moigboi, Michael Gbakie, Fatima K. Kamara, Veronica Tucker, Edwin Konuwa, Sidiki Saffa, Josephine Sellu, Abdul Azziz Jalloh, Alice Kovoma, James Koninga, Ibrahim Mustapha, Kandeh Kargbo, Momoh Foday, Mohamed Yillah, Franklyn Kanneh, Willie Robert, James L.B. Massally, Sinéad B. Chapman, James Bochicchio, Cheryl Murphy, Chad Nusbaum, Sarah Young, Bruce W. Birren, Donald S. Grant, John S. Scheiffelin, Eric S. Lander, Christian Happi, Sahr M. Gevao, Andreas Gnirke, Andrew Rambaut, and Robert F. Garry.last_img read more

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Georgia Drought Worsens

first_imgMacon received only 20 percent of its normal rainfall. Athens and Augustagot less than a third of normal. Columbus received 36 percent of normal while Savannah got62 percent of its normal. Atlanta was the only major city reporting above averagerainfall, ending the month 0.13 inches above normal.For the year, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah have receivedabout two-thirds of their normal rain. Columbus has received just over half of its normal. Short 30 1 5/28/99 27 37 Adequate 33 42 VeryShort As reported by county agents For more information, go to the GASS site. 42center_img 34 24 5Yr Avg 5/29/98 Soil Moisture in Georgia 6 —Percentages— 23 Surplus 1 Soil moisture conditions continued to decrease across Georgia the duringthe last week of May. All of Georgia except the northwest corner is now in severe drought,according to the Palmer Drought Severity Index, calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ClimatePrediction Center (CPC). The northwest is in mild drought.Most sections of the state need 8 to 11 inches of rain to end the drought.Northwest Georgia needs more than 2.5 inches. The crop moisture index from CPC continues to show a loss of soilmoisture. Topsoil moisture is abnormally dry and yield prospects are deteriorating acrosscentral, southwest and southeast Georgia. Topsoil moisture in south central Georgia isexcessively dry with yield prospects reduced.The National Agricultural StatisticsService reports that 72 percent of the state has short to very short soil moisture.Only 28 percent of the state has adequate or surplus moisture.For more information, go to the Drought ’99 Web site, or talk toyour local county Extension Service agent about the drought’s effects on crops,landscaping, gardens or livestock.last_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: Hiker missing for a week in Arkansas mountains is found alive

first_imgTourism to national parks in southern WV creates nearly $70 million in economic benefit The world premiere of the film takes place on June 20 at 7 pm at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium. The film will also play June 22 at 7:30 pm at the NC Arboretum and June 23 at 7:30 pm at White Horse Black Mountain. Tickets are $15 and reservations can be made online at www.saveculture.org. Film about people who have protected southern rivers to make world debut June 20 Hiker missing for a week in Arkansas mountains is found alive A man who went missing after embarking on a solo hike to celebrate his 38th birthday has been found alive. Josh McClatchy set out to hike Arkansas’ Buckeye Trail but soon texted his mother that he was lost. For the following six days, his friends and family worked alongside rescue agencies to search for McClatchy in a rugged and remote area of Arkansas. A rescue helicopter eventually spotted the hiker, who had wandered four miles off of the trail. It took rescuers 3.5 hours to carry McClatchy off of the mountain and back to the trailhead where he was transferred to a hospital and reunited with his family. The hiker was severely dehydrated but otherwise in good condition. His mother told ABC that it was her son’s first time hiking alone. center_img A newly released National Park Service report shows that more than 1.36 million visitors to the New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area in southern West Virginia spent over $60 million in communities surrounding the three parks in 2018. The spending supported nearly 850 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of almost $70 million. WNC’s History and Documentary Film Center, the Center for Cultural Preservation, will soon release a new film about the ordinary people who did extraordinary things to protect southern rivers and streams. The film, titled Guardians of Our Troubled Waters, is the center’s sixth feature film. The film chronicles early and remarkable river stewards who stood up against the destruction of rivers and wetlands in Western North Carolina, East Tennessee and South Florida and those who carry on the fight today. The report also shows that, throughout the country, 318 million park visitors spent over $20 billion in communities within 60 miles of national parks. The National Park Service reports that national park tourism is a significant economic driver, bringing in $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service.last_img read more

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U.S. presents Legion of Merit to Former MINUSTAH Commander

first_imgBy Dialogo September 02, 2010 U.S. Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, presented the United States Defense Department’s Legion of Merit medal to Brazilian Army Maj. Gen. Floriano Peixoto Vieira during a formal award ceremony Aug. 31 at Brazil’s Army headquarters in Brasilia. Fraser presented the medal on behalf of the President of the United States of America in recognition of Peixoto’s countless contributions and meritorious service in support of the international relief efforts that helped save lives and alleviate human suffering following the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti Jan. 12. The Legion of Merit was established by an act of Congress in 1942 and is one of the highest military decorations awarded by the United States to U.S. or foreign military personnel who distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services. The citation accompanying the medal praises Peixoto’s “leadership, dedication and tireless efforts” as Force Commander of the United Nation’s Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). “Major General Floriano Peixoto’s strategic assessment of potentially volatile situations and adept cooperation with the Haitian Military Police ensured a stable security situation for the international organizations working to deliver aid to the Haitian people,” the citation reads. His inspirational leadership following the tragic collapse of the UN Stabilization Mission headquarters is also credited in the citation with helping to ensure the stabilization mission continued despite the catastrophic effects suffered as a result of the disaster. Peixoto, and the UN forces he commanded, played a key role during one of the most historic international relief missions in modern history. One of the many organizations supported by MINUSTAH was Joint Task Force-Haiti, established by U.S. Southern Command after the quake to oversee U.S. military assistance to the historic relief effort. Peixoto and the commander of JTF-Haiti, Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, have a strong friendship dating back to their time together more than two decades ago at the Brazil Airborne Brigade and the Command and General Staff College in Rio de Janeiro. The pre-existing bond between the two commanders helped expedite the coordination efforts between JTF-Haiti and MINUSTAH. Because of MINUSTAH’s important contributions in providing security for the relief efforts, the task force was able to focus on supporting search and rescue, medical assistance, distribution of aid and logistical efforts in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. On May 26, Brazilian Deputy Consul General Roberto Parente and Peixoto recognized Keen with Brazil’s Order of Rio de Branco for his contributions to the internationally supported relief mission in Haiti during a formal ceremony at the headquarters of U.S. Southern Command in Miami.last_img read more

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