The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved sending up to 300 military personnel to Lebanon, where they will join the United Nations interim force operating in that country, the legislative body announced. The administration initiative, which must now be voted on by the Senate, authorizes the “Brazilian Navy to send a ship with an aircraft and up to 300 military personnel to join” the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The contingent of ‘blue helmets’ is made up of 12,000 military and police personnel from 35 countries, including Brazil, according to the lower house’s press office. UNIFIL has in previous months been the target of attacks with explosives that have wounded a dozen French and Italian Soldiers. The force was deployed in 1978 to monitor the border between Lebanon and Israel. Its mission was prolonged and expanded following the 2006 war between the Jewish state and the Lebanese Shiite militants of Hezbollah, which left around 1,200 dead, the majority civilians. By Dialogo September 30, 2011
Unbelievably, the upcoming season will be the series’ fifth. (Alert: spoilers below)The previous season ended with a glorious—and bloody—battle at Castle Black, Tywin Lannister’s embarrassing death at the hands of his own son, and Arya, who was painfully close to reuniting with her sister Sansa, sailing to Braavos. Last year, the epic claimed the title of HBO’s most watched series: it reached 18.4 million viewers, eclipsing the previous mark of 18.2 million set by “The Sopranos.”“Game of Thrones” has become so popular that HBO announced it would show two episodes from Season 4 in select IMAX theaters, followed by an exclusive trailer for the upcoming season. The deal with IMAX makes HBO the first television network to broadcast its programming in such a setting. “We couldn’t think of a series more fitting than Game of Thrones to be the first presented in IMAX,” Greg Foster, senior executive vice president of IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said in a statement. “It has the action, storyline and epic nature that our fans seek in IMAX and we’re thrilled to team with HBO and our longtime partners at Warner Brothers to offer audiences a chance to experience it in the ultimate theatre setting joined by other fans of the series.”In other news, HBO announced that “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” will also debut April 12. Silicon Valley will air at 10 p.m., followed by “Veep” at 10:30 p.m. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The long, painful wait is almost over. HBO announced this week that its hits drama “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, returns April 12 at 9 p.m. Here’s a look inside last season’s “Game of Thrones” finale:
Kristo Oidemaa, portfolio manager at LHV, told IPE: “LHV pension funds are investing in the local ICT sector because there is a lot of talent, and many innovative companies with high potential in the region.“The ICT sector has been a stable and strong contributor to Estonian economic growth. Our goal is to develop the local economy, but we also expect good returns for pension fund clients.”Oidemaa continued: “We chose this particular fund because the team has a strong track record and a lot of experience making ICT investments. We have previously invested in two other venture capital funds with managers based in Estonia or Finland, but which are also targeting investments in neighbouring countries, the CEE [region] and northern Europe.”TVF, set up by Tallinn-based Trind Ventures, is a limited partnership, created under a recent Estonian law.The law was intended to introduce a fully tax-transparent and cost-efficient fund structure. Trind Ventures is the second manager – after Baltcap – to use this new structure.Trind Ventures is an early stage tech investor established by Joel Aasmäe, Ivar Siimar, Kimmo Irpola and Taavi Lepmets. The team has made over 30 investments in northern and central Europe since 1999.As of 2018, it has returned over 80% of invested capital with an eightfold net return for investors.Siimar said: “Our new fund can now start investing and our team is already talking to many aspiring entrepreneurs in the region. The quality of investment targets is getting better every year, thanks to the positive feedback loop created by regional success stories.”He continued: “Having a bit more capital available in the early stage will increase the success rate of local companies, and provide longer runways for entrepreneurs. We will now be able to syndicate larger financing rounds locally.”Total assets under management in LHV pension funds are around €1.1bn, with about 25% invested in Estonia.Trind Ventures expects to close the second funding round within the next 12 months. The fund has a hard cap of €40m. Estonia’s LHV Varahaldus (LHV) has become a lead investor in a €21m fund backing early-stage information and communication technology (ICT) companies in the Baltics, Finland, and elsewhere in central and northern Europe.The other two largest investors in Trind Ventures Fund I (TVF) are the European Investment Fund (EIF) under the Juncker Plan, and Trind Ventures’ team itself.TVF will provide seed capital starting from €100,000 and make follow-on investments of up to €3m per company. The fund can invest alone, but is keen to co-invest alongside local business backers and/or other early stage funds. The fund plans to invest in up to 10 new portfolio companies per year.LHV will invest in TVF across its entire pension fund range, apart from those funds restricted to fixed income investments.
BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — A Columbus man has been arrested after leading police on a 90-minute high-speed chase through Bartholomew, Decatur, and Jennings Counties.According to police, Kyle Pacek, 28, was arrested on charges of Neglect of a Dependent, Resisting Law Enforcement in a Vehicle Resulting in Bodily Injury, Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot, Criminal Recklessness, and Criminal Confinement.Police say around noon on Saturday officers saw a car without a rear bumper.A license plate check revealed that Pacek had two warrants for his arrest.The officer attempted to stop Pacek, but fled, leading officers on a chase with speed reaching over 80 miles per hour.Pacek’s girlfriend and an eight-month-old child were in the car.Police say Pacek avoided several tire deflation devices and was finally apprehended by a State Police trooper after a Jennings County deputy rear-ended Pacek’s car.
North Vernon, IN—Friday afternoon, Jennings County Sheriff Deputies received a call of a man in Country Squire Lakes that was asking children to get into his vehicle, which was described as a white Chevrolet Tahoe. Deputies responded to the area and while searching the area, Deputy Chris Gholson observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe and conducted a traffic stop. Deputy Gholson witnessed the driver, Charles E. Messer, 47, of North Vernon, drinking from an alcohol bottle as he approached the vehicle. After conducting an investigation, Messer was taken into custody and charged on allegations of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, and Refusal of a Chemical Test.
CASH prizes and trophies totalling over $4M were yesterday morning handed out to the top four clubs and outstanding individuals emerging from the 2016/17 edition of the STAG Nations Cup knock-out competition, which had involved clubs from five of the Guyana Football Federation affiliates.Making a clean sweep of the top four spots was the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) which saw Western Tigers win the top prize of $2M along with the Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper accolades which went to Phillip Rowley and Troy Carrington, respectively.Santos FC who lost the final 0-3 walked away with $1M, the Guyana Police Force Football Club received $500 000 as the third-place winners, while club member Quincy Holder ended as the Highest Goalscorer with … goals and was duly recognised. Riddim Squad who lost the third-place match-up 1-2 collected $300 000.Handing over the prizes was Ansa McAl’s STAG Brand Assistant Keon Persaud, who congratulated the teams for their efforts during the competition which also comprised teams from Berbice, East Demerara, East Bank and West Demerara.Western Tigers head coach Calvin Allen, in receiving the champions’ cheque credited the team’s win to hard work and team spirit.“I think that Western Tigers always are a talented bunch of players, more so young players and with the blend of Phillip Rowley, Ryan Adolph and the other senior guys around, it is just about getting the group to work together and a bit harder. I think they were a bit relaxed and took things for granted but are now working hard.”Allen, who took over the head technical position at the club last July, noted that they players worked very hard each session, day in, day out.“There are a few things that we have implemented that have probably changed the fortunes of the team and the administration of the club has been doing a great job also.”Allen further stated that the club now boasts a revamped and structured youth programme.“So far I think we have done a marvellous job. We’ve got about 50 to 60 youngsters coming out to the ground on any given day and the female programme we’ve focused a lot on.“We have females from the age of five/six to about 15 years old. So it’s a very young female group and we are hoping to mould them into a very strong and competitive group and hopefully a good group for Guyana.”