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General Fraser : “US Military Working Feverishly and Aggressively” to Provide Aid to Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo January 14, 2010 This is the first time I visit your web page and as a Mexican journalist it is very nice to know there exist such well written articles with accurate information. Congratulations to the Editorial staff of your magazine and again, THANK YOU as this represents hope for the printed media and true journalism at a global level…it means a lot to count on true professionals of such an important field. May God bless you. RSA USSOUTHCOM Commander, General Douglas Fraser, emphasized the humanitarian relief efforts that are underway to provide assistance to victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti Tuesday, during a news conference held January 14, 2010 at USSOUTHCOM headquarters. “We are working feverishly and aggressively to provide life sustaining capabilities in Haiti. Our hearts go out to the Haitian people and we are making use of every asset we have at the Department of Defense to ensure that relief gets to them as soon as possible”, General Fraser stated. The scale of commitment and rapid response to the humanitarian crisis is clear. Outlining relief efforts, General Fraser summed up the U.S. military presence so far. “We have 329 troops on the ground today, 757 troops will be in Haiti tomorrow, and 942 will be on the ground by Saturday”, indicated General Fraser. A snapshot of ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, presented by General Fraser, indicated that less than 48 hours after the earthquake, more than 300 personnel specialized in disaster relief missions were already on the ground. When additional support arrives via carriers in the coming days, between 5,000 to 6,000 personnel will be available in Haiti to provide desperately needed relief supplies, distribute aid and rebuild vital infrastructure capabilities at the damaged port and airstrip in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince. Four Coast Guard cutters with helicopter capabilities, a Navy destroyer with helicopter support and a disaster relief assessment team are also headed to Haiti. A battalion from the 82nd Airborne equipped with a Command and Control Center will also be dispatched to work with search and rescue teams from the U.S. government and international aid groups. In a race to provide urgently needed supplies, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is expected to arrive in Haiti Friday morning, with a sizeable logistic capacity to transport injured personnel and vital relief supplies. The ship will also be carrying 19 helicopters and 30 pallets of water, food and emergency aid. By January 19th, just one week after the crisis, three ships with 2,200 U. S. Marines providing disaster relief supplies will also reach Haiti, and by January 22nd, the USNS Comfort hospital ship will arrive to provide much needed medical teams and surgeons with the capability to tend to a wide range of medical needs including delicate operations.last_img read more

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The Executive Board of KUH held a meeting with the Minister of Tourism

first_imgA meeting between the Minister of Tourism and the Executive Board of KUH was held today in Njivice on the island of Krk.The topic of conversation was the current state of camping in Croatia, laws on tourist and other construction land and maritime property, increase in sojourn tax, Robinson accommodation and further development and course of the tourist year. “The camping segment of tourist accommodation will be the first sector in tourism that will surpass the results of tourist traffic from the pre-war period of Croatian tourism, but with significantly higher revenues than then. In the middle of the 80’s of the last century, Croatian camping realized 17,5 million overnight stays, and this year we expect to exceed that number, ie that this will be a record year for Croatian camping.”, Said the President of the Executive Board of the Croatian Camping Association Tihomir Nikolaš.According to the Strategy for the Development of Croatian Tourism until 2020, the share of camps should remain at approximately the same level, with improved quality and enrichment of the offer. “The Croatian Camping Association is one of the key partners and associations in tourism with which the Ministry of Tourism has been cooperating intensively for many years. Camping is an extremely important accommodation segment for Croatian tourism, not only because of the high share in total tourist traffic, but also because of the fact that guests who visit camps mostly stay in Croatia for more than 10 days. That is why it is extremely important to continue positive cooperation in the form of development strategies and quality improvement, but also in the segment of harmonization of legal provisions.”, Said Minister Cappelli.According to data from the eVisitor system, there are a total of 434 camps in Croatia, of which the largest number are located in Zadar County (159), Istria (63), Split-Dalmatia County (53) and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (51). During 2016, 2,5 million tourist arrivals were realized in the camps, which realized 17,2 million overnight stays, which also represents a share of 19 percent in the total overnight stays during 2016. In the first six months of 2017, 800 tourist arrivals were realized in the camps, which resulted in 4,3 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase of 26 percent in arrivals and 28 percent in overnight stays. The largest number of overnight stays in camps in 2017 was realized in Istria, followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Zadar and Split-Dalmatia counties.Also, in Croatia in the first six months the number of guests increased by 23 percent compared to the same period last year, and in the first eight days of July the number of guests increased by about eight percent and the number of overnight stays by 15 percent.last_img read more

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SWAG Awards: Anthony Baffoe wins Sports Personality of the Year

first_imgFormer Ghana international Anthony Baffoe was named Sports Personality of the Year on Saturday by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at their 42nd Awards Night.The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana was awarded for his role in international football administration and his contribution to the development of football in Ghana, particularly at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG).He beat boxer Emmanuel Tagoe who won the International Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title to become Ghana’s only world titleholder.In other awards, TP Mazembe star Solomon Asante claimed Footballer of the Year award for the vital role he played in the Congolese side CAF Confederation cup triumph  Most Promising Star of the Year went to Sandra Owusu Ansah but she missed out on the Female Footballer of Year to Priscilla Adubea.Ghana Premier League Player of the Year was given to Wa All Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori beating Latif Blessing (last season’s PLB MVP and topscorer) and Kwesi Donsu of Medeama. MOST PROMISING STAR OF THE YEARSandra Owusu-Ansah (Black Maidens/Black Princesses)FEMALE CLUB OF THE YEARAmpem Darkoa Ladies – For winning the National Women’s League for the first time.MALE CLUB OF THE YEAR Wa All Stars for winning the Ghana Premier League for the first time.DEDICATION AND VALOURGodwin Attram – For dedication to Accra Great Olympics where he played a key role in the club’s return to the Ghana Premier League in a dual role of Player/Coach of the club during their successful stint in the Division One League.PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEARRichard Oforilast_img read more

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