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Naval carriers are ruled out by coronaviruses that are back in operation in the Pacific



Naval carriers are ruled out by coronaviruses that are back in operation in the Pacific

Ten weeks long after a major coronavirus outbreak ruled out one of the Navy’s signature warships, US Theodore Roosevelt had returned to sea and conducted military operations in the Pacific region.

Marching on the flight deck in their white uniforms, the sailors wearing white face masks stood safely as far as 10 meters in the final, formal thanks as the ship sailed out of the port in Guam on Thursday and headed for the Philippine Sea.

“We guard the rails, which we don’t usually do. There is a lot of symbolism in that, “Navy Captain Carlos Sardiello told The Associated Press in an interview from the ship Thursday.” They are excited. They are excited to go back to sea on missions. “

Roosevelt entered Guam on March 27, with a rapidly increasing number of seafarers who tested positive for the virus. Over time, more than 1,000 infected with COVID-19, began a lengthy and systematic process to move about 4,000 seafarers ashore for quarantine and maintenance, while around 800 remained aboard to protect and operate high-tech systems, including nuclear reactors that run ships .

Gradually, the sailors were methodically taken back to the ship, while others who still went ashore for mandated two-week quarantine. And at the end of March, ships with only around 3,000 crew members went to sea for about two weeks of training, including recertification of flight decks and combat squadrons, such as taking off and landing on aircraft carriers.

Earlier this week, Roosevelt completed training and returned to Guam to pick up nearly 1,000 seafarers who had been left there to complete their quarantine or to manage and work with those still on the island. When the ship sailed to the harbor, he raised the flag with the words “Do not Give Up the Ship,” the famous Navy war cry since the War of 1812.

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“Our sailors did not release the ship. They fought and got it back. So I think it’s appropriate, “said Sardiello, who asked one of the other Navy ships to borrow their flag. “The ship is clean and the ship is healthy without COVID case. So I said, ok, we will fly once on our way to Guam as a symbol to improve their morale. “

RS1 Katie VanDrimmelen is one of the sailors who left the mainland during the two week training. He tested positive for the virus and was quarantined for about five weeks. Walking back to the ship, he said, seemed welcomed at home from the placement.

“That’s amazing,” said VanDrimmelen, from Ogden, Utah. “It’s great to be back to our normal atmosphere. Everyone is happy. “

Sardiello said that watching sailors board the ship was a great feeling, but he knew he was not finished. There are still around 350 sailors on Guam who are isolated or there are support staff.

“More and more seamen meet the criteria of returning to work, and we fly it every day. So we reduce that number day by day, “said Sardiello.” But I really want those 350 people back. And we’re working hard for it. “

He said that any seamen who did not recover in time would be transported back to the US. The ship is expected to resume operations in the Pacific, and then is likely to return to San Diego later this summer.

Roosevelt had been the center of an unresolved controversy that led to the shooting of the previous captain of the ship, the resignation of the Navy secretary and an expanded investigation of what triggered the plague and how well the best naval commanders handled it.

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Sardiello, previously Roosevelt’s captain, was suddenly sent back to the ship in early April to take command after Captain Brett Crozier was fired for urging his commanders to take faster action to stem the virus outbreak on board.

After a preliminary review last month, Admiral Mike Gilday, a senior Navy officer, recommended that Crozier be reappointed as ship’s captain. But the Navy decided to conduct a broader investigation.

The review, which effectively delayed the decision about Crozier’s recovery, was completed and submitted to Gilday at the end of March and he is still reviewing an extensive report, which includes several hundred pages of interviews, documents and recommendations.

Cmdr. Nate Christensen, Gilday’s spokesman, said it would take time for the admiral to complete his review and make a decision.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge



Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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