Press release: Foreign Office Minister visits Poland

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook FCO Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field visited Poland on 24 to 25 January to follow up on the 3rd annual UK-Poland Inter-Governmental Consultations, held in London in December.The visit also follows the recent COP24 climate conference in Katowice last month, which Minister Field attended, and allowed for an exchange of views on key issues across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as further strengthening of relations between the UK and Poland.While in Poland Minister Field met key Polish figures including Deputy Foreign Minister Maciej Lang, Deputy Minister for the Environment Slawomir Mazurek and Minister for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski.Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field said: It is evident that relations between the United Kingdom and Poland are as strong as ever, with a huge amount of bilateral work taking place between our 2 countries. We continued discussions on important joint initiatives such as our clean growth partnership, much of which resulted from the hugely productive Inter-Governmental Consultations, which the Prime Minister hosted in London in December. Ours is a very fruitful partnership, and that is why it is important for me to be back in Poland so soon after my last visit in December for COP24 in Katowice. The UK and Poland have a long shared history and we continue to work closely together on some of the most pressing issues facing our 2 countries, including through NATO and the UN Security Council. The Minister also met representatives of UK and Polish businesses working in green technology and energy.Further information Media enquiries Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected] For journalists last_img read more

Olympics: Mexico, Brazil advance to semifinals in men’s soccer

first_imgBy Dialogo August 06, 2012 The victory in front of a crowd of 81,855 at Wembley Stadium continued what has been an impressive run for El Tri in London. Mexico, which has never finished higher than fourth at the Olympics, arrived in London having traditionally struggled at the event. In its nine previous appearances – Amsterdam in 1928, London 1948, Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 – the team advanced out of pool play three times, reaching the semifinals in 1968 and the quarterfinals in 1972 and 1996. Brazil also is looking for its first gold at the Olympics – the only major international tournament it hasn’t won. The Brazilians were pushed at St. James’ Park by Honduras, which took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on a goal by Mario Roberto Martínez before Brazil tied the game on a goal by Leandro Damião in the 38th minute. Honduras struck again in the 48th minute when Roger Espinoza gave his team a 2-1 lead, but Brazil’s Neymar answered with a penalty shot two minutes later. Brazil took the lead for good in the 60th minute, when Damião scored the game-winner past goalie José Mendoza. LONDON – Mexico advanced to its first Olympic semifinal since 1968 by scoring twice in extra time in a 4-2 win over Senegal, with Brazil moving to within two wins of its first Olympic gold by rallying for a 3-2 win over Honduras. Mexico will face Japan in a semifinal at Wembley Stadium on Aug. 7, as the Japanese are coming off a dominating, 3-0 win over Egypt. Brazil will face South Korea on the same day at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. South Korea defeated host Great Britain in penalty kicks, 5-4, after the teams played to a 1-1 draw. Mexico took control early against Senegal, as Jorge Enríquez García scored in the 10th minute. The Mexicans doubled their lead in the 62nd minute on a goal by Javier Aquino Carmona. But Senegal rallied, as Moussa Konate and Ibrahima Baldé scored in a span of seven minutes to tie the game with 14 minutes left. The game went into extra time, where Giovani Dos Santos scored what turned out to be the eventual game-winning goal in the 98th minute, with Héctor Herrera adding another tally in the 109th minute to provide the final margin. last_img read more

MDI Sharks Place Fifth, Down East Dolphins are Eighth

first_img Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts Tarryn Rourk (above) and Ryann Rourk were among the 27 swimmers from the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA who competed last weekend, placing eighth among 22 teams, in the Maine Swimming Winter Combined Championships at the University of Maine.ORONO — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks placed fifth and the Dolphins of the James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA were eighth in last weekend’s Maine Swimming Winter Combined Championships at the University of Maine.Talor Hamilton swam his way to wins in two events and Maks Grover also notched a win to lead the Dolphins.For MDI’s Sharks, Leila Johnston took a first place in the 50-yard butterfly as the only 11- or 12-year-old to break 30 seconds with a time of 29.92.Ian Carbone took several firsts, winning the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:23.69 and the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:00.02 and 2:13.37, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTo round out his first place finishes, Carbone won the 400-yard individual medley, overcoming a six-second deficit to Long Reach Swim Club’s (LRSC) Phillip Jacques on the breaststroke leg to win the event with a time of 4:17.81.Carbone ended up with a second place finish in individual scoring in the 15-and-over age group, trailing James Wells of Long Reach by nine points.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Ellsworth American.center_img admin Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more