By United States Southern Command May 08, 2019 The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America to conduct humanitarian medical assistance missions in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. During a five-month humanitarian mission, U.S. military medical personnel will work alongside partners to provide medical assistance to communities based on needs identified by host-nation health ministries, and help relieve pressure on host nation medical systems in countries hosting Venezuelans who have fled the country’s crisis. Countries hosting the USNS COMFORT during the mission will be announced at a later time. “The USNS COMFORT represents our enduring promise to our partners in the Western Hemisphere – our shared neighborhood,” said U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, which will oversee the deployment. “U.S. Southern Command is committed to the region in support of our Caribbean and Latin American partners, as well as displaced Venezuelans who continue to flee the brutal oppression of the former Maduro regime and its interlocking, man-made political, economic and humanitarian crises.” This marks the hospital ship’s seventh deployment to the region since 2007, second deployment to the Western Hemisphere in the last six months, and reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Americas and the people of Venezuela. The USNS COMFORT operation is part of the deepening of our engagement in the region under the health pillar of the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 Strategy. (www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/caribbeanstrategy/)
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it won’t beg any player of Nigeria descent to play for the country. This is coming on the heels after many have urged the federation to do everything humanly possible to get Bukayo Saka to play for the country ahead of England. But the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick has clearly stated that the federation would not beg anyone to represent Nigeria. “There are many players that play like Bukayo Saka in Nigeria. We don’t want to go begging any player,” Pinnick said.Advertisement Loading… Saka was born in London to Nigerian parents, and he’s still eligible to play for Nigeria despite featuring for the country of his birth at the junior level. The likes of Joseph Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses decided to play for Nigeria at full international level, despite playing for England at Junior level, but Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori opted to represent the Englis read also:Saka, Aubameyang jostle for Arsenal’s Player of the Season awardThe 18-year-old enjoyed a break out season with Gunners last season, making over 30 appearances, scoring two goals and provided 12 assists. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?
Joe Schmidt yesterday told the media he would be considering his future after the summer tour to South Africa. The head coach is contracted until the summer of 2017, but could be tempted by The Lions job or one back home in his native New Zealand. Tipperary men Tommy O’Donnell and Donnacha Ryan are in the fifteen to face the Scots.
Black Stars goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has admitted that playing at this year’s World Cup can turn his professional career around. The 29 year old goalie despite his lack of regular game time at club level managed to make coach Kwasi Appiah’s 26 man squad.Fatau who was the first choice goalie for the Black Stars at the Nations Cup in South Africa is now facing stiff competition from goalkeepers Adam Kwaresey and Stephen Adams for the number one spot. The former Ashanti Gold player says the World Cup can change his career.“This is a big platform, if you want to play outside Ghana, big clubs this is the platform, you need to be happy as a player who knows it may be once in a lifetime,’ said Dauda“This can change my life totally in my career so I’m well prepared and I’m just praying to get the chance to start games at the World Cup and then I will show what I can do at the tournament.”
The provincial government announced its new action plan to improve the health of seniors today.The â€˜Healthy Living Frameworkâ€™ lays out the governmentâ€™s priorities for dealing with an aging population, including four cornerstones of creating age-friendly communities, supporting volunteerism, promoting healthy living, and supporting older workers. The plan also creates a seniors secretariat, which will lead the implementation of the framework across the government. – Advertisement -After rolling out the new 3 year plan, the minister responsible says our aging population needs more than housing. Mary Polak (Pole-Ack) says a government promise to create five-thousand longterm care beds is close to being fullfilled, but that isn’t the end of the story. [asset|aid=252|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Polak-seniors_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Polak says the 23-million dollar framework was developed with support from 13-ministries over the course of a year.