Brazil to Reduce Peace Troops in Haiti

first_img Brazil will start to gradually reduce the number of military personnel sent to Haiti to be part of the peace forces three years after the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense announced on January 30. Presently, Brazil has 1,910 troops deployed, but this number will be reduced to 1,450 in June with the change of contingents, returning to the same number they had before the January 2010 earthquake that killed 250,000 people. “We are just removing the Brabatt 2, the battalion focused on earthquake assistance,” General Carlos De Nardi, head of the Brazilian Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a press report. The only battalion that will remain in Haiti will be under the command of Colonel Zenedir da Mota Fontoura, who will arrive on June 7. By Dialogo February 01, 2013last_img read more

Bank of America and the end of free checking

first_imgBank of America has been phasing out its no-maintenance fee eBanking account for a while, but in January 2018 they finally decided enough was enough and pulled the final plug on the product.BofA’s eBanking account waived an $8.95 monthly maintenance fees if two main conditions were met: (1) customers had to receive eStatements, and (2) customers had to make deposits and withdrawals using self-service options. With eBanking, customers would have been charged the $8.95 fee if they went into a BofA branch to make a deposit or withdrawal, but once the customer incurred the fee, they could have made unlimited deposits and withdrawals within that month.Bank of America is converting all eBanking accounts into its Core Checking product, which includes a $12 monthly fee. There are a few ways consumers can avoid the $12 monthly maintenance fee. The first way to avoid the fee is to have a qualifying direct deposit of at least $250. The second is to maintain a minimum daily balance of $1,500 or more. The third is to prove the you are a student younger than 24. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Williamson wins first of season at Freedom Cup

first_imgPaul Rea set the tone early, blazing the trail the first four laps before Grey Ferrando took control. By Ben Deatherage The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature began with Jimmy Ford showing the way.  Ford battled hard with Aaron Bloom for some time. Bloom edged Ford at the line of lap three before Ford regained the position on lap 10. Collen Winebarger ended his evening in second while Bricen James posted a third-place re­sult.  Finishing fourth was Rea and rounding out the top five was Jake Mayden. Ferrando navigated his machine in the top spot until lap nine. Williamson was the one to make the pass, driving his younger brother Kevin’s car, and held on for the balance of the distance for his first victory of the year. Jesse Williamson’s first IMCA Modified win of the season came Friday in Freedom Cup action at Cottage Grove Speedway. (Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Deatherage)center_img Ford suffered a mechanical issue while in front of the pack on lap 13, handing the top spot over to Isaac Sanders. Sanders placed second while Jorddon Braaten finished third. The rest of the top five consisted of David Schmidt and Matt Sanders. Sanders lost the position shortly after the restart to Braedon Hand, who cruised the rest of the way to the win. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 5) – Jesse Williamson raced to his first Mohawk Metal IMCA Modi­fied feature win of the season on the second night of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Freedom Cup. last_img read more