159 National Paralympic Committees are participating at the 2016 Rio Games, with a total of 4,342 athletes taking part from 7th September to 18th September. These photos are from the first 6 days of events and they are reflective of the panache, courage and competitive spirit they bring to the 22 sports included in this year’s Games: archery, athletics, boccia, paracanoe, cycling road and track, equestrian, football 5-a-side, football 7-a-side, goalball, judo, paratriathlon, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
Some US residents returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, have been diagnosed with infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant form of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. (weight loss surgery, bariatric, Tijuana, Mexico, Grand View Hospital, VIM, carbapenemase)
Exercise increased caution in the United Kingdom due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the United Kingdom. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other […]
Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. […]
THE FLAG OF SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: The flag was adopted in 1983 when it became an independent country. The green alludes to the country’s fertile land; the red evokes the fight for freedom against slavery and colonialism; the yellow stripes represent the sunshine the islands enjoy all year round; and the black epitomises the people’s African origins. The two stars on the black band symbolise Saint Christopher and Nevis—the two islands that make up the federation—as well as hope and liberty.
Summary – A nationwide general strike has been called for Thursday 25 April. Major highways may be blocked. Organised armed groups may use social protests as a chance to launch attacks on security services. You should avoid all public demonstrations and follow the advice of local security services. Disruption is likely to continue at least […]