Medical Brigades Benefit Honduran Communities

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo August 01, 2018 Humanitarian brigades of the Honduran Armed Forces, in cooperation with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), provided free health services to western and central Honduran communities. The assistance campaigns, conducted June 2–July 5, 2018, provided medical care, social services, and supplies to more than 50,000 people. Hundreds of service members of the Armed Forces, including medical and military personal, took part in the campaign along with 30 CBN volunteers. CBN’s mobile clinic visited the departments of Copán, Ocotepeque, Lempira, Intibucá, Comayagua, Francisco Morazán, Valle, and Paraíso, and stopped over in many communities. “A total of 20 brigades deployed in the country,” Honduran Army Colonel Jayme Argueta, chief of Policy of the Armed Forces’ Directorate of Plans, Policies, Programs, and Civil Affairs, told Diálogo. “Members of CBN, the Armed Forces, and civil volunteers took part in each campaign.” Vital relief In each community, adults, children, and senior citizens formed long lines early in the morning to be seen by general practitioners, pediatricians, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, dentists, and other health professionals. In addition to preventive services and treatments, brigades distributed medicine and supplies, such as food, hygiene kits, clothes, and other items. The brigades provide vital relief to people in rural and remote communities who suffer from a lack of health services and resources. Neither the long trip to the brigades nor the long lines discouraged villagers, who on occasion ventured from one brigade to another. Such was the case of Luis Alberto Álvarez Rodas, who waited since 6 a.m. on June 22nd to be treated for diabetes and hypertension at the brigade in the Kennedy neighborhood of Tegucigalpa. Two days later, the 55-year-old man would travel to the Honduran Air Force Central Complex, also in Tegucigalpa, for another consultation. “I’m coming today for a checkup for my diseases,” Álvarez told Diálogo. “For a poor person like me, the services of the brigade really help. I’ll visit another brigade at the Air Force to get my eyesight checked.” Additional support In addition to medical services, the campaign offered legal consultations, beauty services such as haircuts and dyes, and spiritual guidance by CBN. Children enjoyed games, bounce houses, and other leisure activities, turning the events into festivities. Vilma Pérez, mother of a 6-year-old girl, traveled to the brigade at the Kennedy neighborhood to receive dental care. For Pérez, the care of the dentistry team and the festive atmosphere were a blessing. “I don’t have enough financial means, so I can’t go to a private clinic,” Pérez told Diálogo. “Thank God for the brigades.” As part of the support, the Armed Forces fumigated communities and visited and treated the water with chemicals to control mosquito-borne plagues. Some communities, such as the municipality of Jesús de Otoro, department of Intibucá, also received help from the Armed Forces’ First Engineers Battalion, who repaired 15 kilometers of roads. “With the medical caravan, CBN joins the institutional efforts of the Armed Forces,” Honduran Naval Force Captain José Domingo Meza, director of Public Affairs for the Armed Forces, told Diálogo. “They support the population by providing assistance with a modern medical clinic, advanced technology, and medicine, while the Armed Forces provide logistics support and medical personnel.” The brigades served a total of 56,906 people, said Col. Argueta. “In one month we assisted more people than planned,” he added. Alliance agreement The assistance campaign was conducted under the framework of an agreement in early April 2018 between the Honduran Armed Forces and CBN. The U.S. broadcasting and production company sponsors medical assistance services in rural areas around the world. The goal is to provide basic health services, medical supplies, and training in health matters. “We’ve been working on this agreement for a long time to see how we can help more through an institution as big as CBN,” Honduran Defense Minister Fredy Santiago Díaz Zelaya said. “[The goal is] to put into practice the knowledge they have and especially the resources […] to continue supporting Honduras just as the Armed Forces know how to.” In addition to CBN-assisted brigades, the Armed Forces expect to conduct more than 150 medical brigades in 2018. “This partnership was beneficial not only for the medical care provided, but also the strengthening of moral and spiritual values, which is in line with the goals of the Armed Forces’ social outreach projects,” Capt. Meza concluded.last_img read more

Hicksville Ex-Air Marshal Gets 90 Years for Molesting Boys

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Federal Air Marshal and Border Patrol Agent from Hicksville was sentenced Monday to 90 year in federal prison for sexually abusing three boys over a four-year span a decade ago.Michael McGowan was convicted at Central Islip federal court of attempting to receive child pornography and sexual exploitation of children.Prosecutors said the 41-year-old was serving time for the 2005 child porn conviction when he sought from prison to have the image destroyed, which led to his conviction three years later on exploitation charges.“His prior imprisonment did nothing to deter him from compounding his crimes by reaching out from prison in an attempt to subvert justice and destroy evidence,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.U.S. Postal Inspectors initially arrested McGowan in 2004 when he had child porn mailed to his house and a search of his computer revealed more than 1,300 images and videos of boys between the ages of 10 and 15 years old, engaged in sexual activity with other boys and men.McGowan had claimed to have been investigating child pornography cases in his capacity as a Federal Air Marshal.After his first conviction, he called a then-15-year-old boy from jail and engaged in a sexual conversation with the boy. The boy later told federal investigators that McGowan had abused him two years prior in Texas, where McGowan previously lived.Judge Sandra Feuerstein had sentenced McGowan to 20 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release on the child porn charge after the molestation came to light.Then, while housed at a federal prison in North Carolina, McGowan wrote a letter to a then 18-year-old victim in 2008, asking him to destroy a hard drive containing child porn that McGowan had hidden behind a wall in his Hicksville home.Bureau of Prisons personnel then interviewed the second victim, who admitted that McGowan had molested him from 10 to 14 years old before investigators seized the hidden hard drive that contained more than 1,000 images of child porn, including images of children as young as 5-years-old engaged in sexual conduct.Also on the hard driver were photos of McGowan molesting three boys, ages 11 to 13, which were taken in hotel rooms that McGowan had access to in his work as an Air Marshal. A videotape showing a boy engaged in sexual activities filmed by McGowan was also found.Before pleading guilty to three exploitation charges in 2011, McGowan repeatedly sent threatening letters to one of the victims depicted in the child porn that McGowan created.Feuerstein sentenced McGowan to serve the 90 years for exploitation consecutively to the remainder of his 20-year term for child porn, totaling 110 years.last_img read more

Sunshine Coast hinterland vistas meet Moreton Bay views from impressive large Moorina setting

first_img392 Moorina Rd, Moorina.In the kitchen are stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and plenty of bench and storage space.The residence boasts a timber staircase linking the two levels, each which features a living area.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Other features in the residence include tiled flooring on the ground level, ceiling fans, carport parking for four vehicles and a two-car garage. 392 Moorina Rd, Moorina.“The spring-fed and catchment dams throughout the property offer great water for cattle on every paddock,” he said.“An impressive set of Leichts cattle yards with loading ramp, calf race and cradle, hydraulic crush, hydraulic draft, concrete race and troughs complements the lane way system.“In addition, there are multiple sheds, a grass tennis court that could easily be converted into a horse arena and a flat track motorcycle track, perfect for the kids. “The topography includes cleared rolling paddocks, native timber and vegetation on the ridge line.“Newly renovated, the five-bedroom house has never been lived in. “The property is 50 minutes from Brisbane and 10 minutes from Burpengary.” DETAILS 392 Moorina Rd, MoorinaAuction: Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, December 15, 10.30amAgent: Jez McNamara and Andrew Goodall, Ray White Rural Queensland 392 Moorina Rd, Moorina.Set on a large 127ha site, Moorina enjoys views to Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains.The property is capable of running 80 cows and calves and includes 14 paddocks and a reticulated water system. 392 Moorina Rd, Moorina.The eastern and southern portions of the property comprise of cleared rolling green hills with a ridge line enjoying the vistas to Moreton Bay and the Glass House Mountains.There are six large dams on the property as well as semipermanent creeks.Ray White Rural Queensland marketing agent Jez McNamara said old fig and bunya trees offered not only shade for cattle but great spots for kids to play. 392 Moorina Rd, Moorina.Recently renovated and extended, the five-bedroom residence rises over two levels with covered patios to the front and rear on the ground level and a wraparound covered veranda on the upper level.There are 3m ceilings to create a spacious and light-filled environment within the residence.last_img read more


first_imgParis, FranceJanuary 24 1997Transformation in the rail industry – strategic responses to competition. Nick Tribe, The Economist Conferences, 15 Regent Street, London SW1Y4LR, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 240 8830London, Great BritainJanuary 28 1997The development of surface access links to airports. Chartered Institute of Transport, 9 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W0BH, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 233 7611London, Great BritainJanuary 29 – 31 1997The seamless journey: creating, managing & marketing the multimodal journey. February 10 – 11 1997Passenger & infrastructural investment in the new railway.Both conferences: AIC Conferences, 2nd Floor, 100 Hatton Garden, London EC1N8NX, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 242 1508Stuttgart, GermanyMarch 5 – 7 1997Eurocargo ’97. Huss-Verlag GmbH, Joseph-Dollinger-Bogen 5, D-80807 München, Germany.Fax: +49 89 323 91 416London, Great BritainMarch 12 – 13 1997Competitive Opportunities & Critical Commercial Issues in Pan-European Rail Freight. SMi Ltd, No 1 New Concordia Wharf, Mill Street, London SE12BB, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 252 2272Amsterdam, NetherlandsMarch 13 – 14 1997European Rail ’97. Adam Smith Institute, Conference Division, 11-13 Charterhouse Buildings, London EC1M7AN, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 490 8932Hong KongMarch 18 – 20 1997Asia Rail ’97. IIR Ltd, 20/F Siu On Centre, 188 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2507 5666Paris, FranceMarch 19 1997Euromodal ’97. UIC, 16 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France.Fax: +33 1 44 49 20 29Hanoi, VietnamMarch 19 – 21 1997Vietnam Transport Infrastructure Congress ’97. IBC Asia Ltd, 268 Orchard Road, #18-02, Singapore 238856.Fax: +65 733 5087Lille, FranceMarch 20 – 21 1997The Channel Tunnel Experience – Lessons for the Future. CT97 Secretariat, Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London WC2R0BL, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 240 8830Cape Town, South AfricaApril 7 – 11 19976th International Heavy Haul Association conference – Beyond 2000. Danie Van Zijl, Spoornet, Paul Kruger Building, Wolmarans Street, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.Fax: +27 11 773 2393York, Great BritainApril 23 – 24 1997Train Maintenance Tomorrow … and beyond. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H9JJ, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 222 4557Utrecht, NetherlandsApril 23 – 25 1997Rail Tech Holland conference and exhibition. Europoint BV, Johan H J Haarhuis, PO Box 344, 3840AH Harderwijk, Netherlands.Fax: +31 341 425614Dallas, Texas, USAMay 13 – 15 199710th AAR seminar on hazardous materials. Cyndi Stone, Association of American Railroads, 50 F Street NW, Washington DC 200001, USA.Fax: +1 202 639 2204Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMay 14 – 16 1997Exporail (Asia) 97, with associated seminars on vehicle & track performance. Interfama Brooks Exhibitions, Forum Place, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL100RN, Great Britain.Fax: +44 1707 275544Yangon, MyanmarMay 22 – 26 1997Myanmar (Burma) Road & Rail Transport Expo ’97. KTK Kay, CP Exhibition, Room 1703, 109 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2511 9692e-mail: cpexhbit@hk.super.netLuzern, SwitzerlandMay 26 – 28 1997’Sustainable top achievements of the railways – Solutions for the long-term future’. Hans Wägli, Projektleitung Jubiläum 1997, SBB, Mittelstrasse 43, CH-3030 Bern, Switzerland.Fax: +41 512 20 40 99Stuttgart, GermanyJune 2 – 6 199752nd UITP World Congress and City Transport 97 exhibition. UITP, Avenue de l’Uruguay 19, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium.Fax: +32 2 660 10 72Washington DC, USAJune 8 – 12 1997American Public Transit Association 1997 Rapid Transit Conference. APTA, 1201 New York Avenue NWWashington DC 20005, USA.Fax: +1 202 898 4070München, GermanyJune 10 – 14 1997Transport 97. Messe München, Messegelände, D-80325 München, Germany.Fax: +49 89 5107 506Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaJuly 3 – 6 1997City Transport ’97. Blenheim Exhibitions (M) Sdn Bhd, 41-1, Jalan 109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Fax: +603 781 3720Seattle, Washington, USAJuly 19 – 23 19971997 International Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference. Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 77843-3135, USA.Tel: +1 409 845 5817Web site: /rail/hr_cross.htmHanoi, VietnamSeptember 10 – 12 1997Vietnam Transport Expo ’97. KTK Kay, CP Exhibition, Room 1703, 109 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.Fax: +852 2511 9692e-mail: cpexhbit@hk.super.netGraz, AustriaSeptember 16 – 18 1997ÖVG Convention on Optimising Railway Track. ÖVG, Postfach 489, A-1010 Wien, Austria.Fax: +43 1 512 6998SingaporeSeptember 25 – 28 1997City Trans/Intertraffic/Intertransport Asia ’97. City Trans Asia Management Pte Ltd, 20 Kallang Avenue, 2nd Floor Pico Creative Centre, Singapore 339411.Fax: +65 292 7577e-mail:, ItalySeptember 23 – 25 19973rd International Conference on Urban Transport & the Environment for the 21st Century. Paula Doughty-Young, UT 97, Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO407AA, Great Britain.Fax: +44 1703 292853e-mail: read more

Shell sanctions North Sea gas project

first_imgOil major Shell and its partner Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited have taken a final investment decision on the Pierce Depressurization Project in the UK Central North Sea.FPSO Haewene Brim; Source: BluewaterThe move will enable Shell to start exporting gas from the Pierce field, Shell said on Thursday.“This important development of the Pierce field will allow us to unlock additional gas reserves for the UK’s homes and businesses, and value for our shareholders,” said Steve Phimister, Vice President Upstream and Director of Shell U.K. Limited.“It is Shell’s eighth final investment decision in the UK Continental Shelf since the start of 2018. Each is part of a careful and cost-effective strategic expansion of our North Sea capacity, in line with our core upstream focus on profitable investments and competitive growth opportunities.”Shell said that the investment would go towards modifying the existing floating production, support and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Haewene Brim, which is owned and operated by Bluewater. The work also includes installing a subsea gas export line from the FPSO to the SEGAL pipeline, and the drilling of new wells.The Pierce development work has Oil & Gas Authority approval and will take place between 2020 and 2021. The Pierce field is then expected to produce more than 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at peak production.Pierce is a joint venture between Shell (Shell share 92.52%) and Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited (Ithaca share 7.48%).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Premier League ‘to cancel season’ claims club chief amid COVID-19 crisis

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Largest Cities In The World8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True The Premier League is to announce the season is over, according to the director of an Italian club owned by Watford. Udinese’s Pierpaolo Marino made the claim after the Belgium league announced an end to the season and declared Club Brugge as champions. UEFA warned such action could affect entry into European competitions next season. The Premier League season is to be cancelled, it has been claimed The Premier League has given no date for a re-start of matches with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. But Marino told Sportitalia: “The Belgian Federation has already sanctioned the end of their league, despite the threats of sanctions from UEFA. “In England, the Premier League is about to release a similar statement, because the situation there is becoming very, very serious. I frankly just hope we can enjoy football again after the coronavirus.Advertisementcenter_img “It doesn’t matter how long it takes, we need to get out of this danger zone. Premier League fixtures are currently suspended  Read Also: Ex-Liverpool star and daughter in hospital after car crash “I am worried for the next seasons, not the old one.” Watford and Udinese are both owned by the Pozzo family. The Hornets were in 17th place when the Premier League was suspended last month and only out of the bottom three on goal difference. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Fire incidents in Iloilo City drop

first_imgCandles Always keep burning candles withinsight. Do not leave stoves unattended. According to Fire Chief InspectorMelanie Habawel, city fire marshal, most of the fires were electrical innature. Of the 81 fire incidents in the firstquarter of 2020, 22 occurred in January, 25 in February and 34 in March. He also cited BFP’s fire safetyinformation campaign. Other causes were open flames andunattended cooking materials. “Perhaps our home safety fire tips arevery effective. Households are now cautious. In the month of March alone, thisyear’s incidents were 55.84 percent lower than the incidents recorded in Marchlast year,” said Habawel. People nowadays are more firesafety-conscious, said Habawel in explaining the drop in fire incidents. Cooking Do not leave cigarettes or pipesunattended. Keep children and pets away fromstoves. Keep ashtrays off sofas and chairs. These are some of the fire safety tipsHabawel’s office is espousing: Never smoke in bed or when feelingdrowsy. Keep loose-fitting clothing away fromhot burners. Always use a candle holderspecifically designed for candles. ILOILO City – Fire incidents here inthe first three months of the year were 43 percent lower than the number ofsuch incidents recorded in the same months in 2019, data from the City FireMarshal showed. From January to March this year, theBureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recorded 81 fire incidents in this city; lastyear during these months, 143 fires occurred. Smoking Extinguish all candles before leavinga room or before going to sleep./PNlast_img read more

Bulldogs 7th Grade Team Wins Annual St. Louis/Batesville Crosstown Classic Invitational Tournament

first_imgThe Batesville Seventh Grade Boys Basketball team won the 7th Annual St. Louis/Batesville Crosstown Classic Invitational Tournament on December 27th.  The tournament featured teams from Franklin County, Connersville, Jennings County, South Ripley, Batesville, and St. Louis. The Bulldogs beat Franklin County in the first game of pool play by a score of 41-21 and were led in scoring by Jacob Stenger with 13.  In the second pool play game, Batesville defeated Jennings County by a score of 49-38 with top scorer Cade Kaiser notching 14.  In the championship game, Batesville faced off against South Ripley and emerged with the tournament win 49-43 with Cade Kaiser scoring 25.   The team is coached by Garrett Burkhart and now holds a 14-1 record. Courtesy of Mark Stenger.last_img read more

Barca appoint Planes new technical secretary

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Koeman hints at different approach from Barca after friendly win Barcelona have announced in a statement on Wednesday that Ramon Planes is the club’s new technical secretary, a day after Eric Abidal parted ways with the Catalans.Planes will be tasked with overseeing the club’s transfers and in particular managing a huge squad overhaul alongside incoming coach Ronald Koeman in the wake of last week’s 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Planes has worked as a sporting director at a host of Spanish clubs including Espanyol, Alaves and Getafe plus one year in a similar role at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.Tags: BarcelonaEric AbidalRamon Planesronald koemanlast_img read more

Frampton sets up Santa Cruz clash

first_img Press Association The 27-year-old Northern Irishman, ranked number two overall in the weight division, put Mexican Cazares on the canvas with a left hook in the second round at the Odyssey Arena. Cazares, 36, appeared to mistime the 10-count before getting up and therefore missed out on a title shot against his countryman and incumbent WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz, who is unbeaten in 28 fights. Carl Frampton beat Hugo Cazares in the second round of their super bantamweight WBC title eliminator in Belfast.center_img “We are going to make an outstanding proposal to Santa Cruz financially and hopefully he will come over to Belfast,” Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan told BBC Sport. “The sooner we can get it on the better. “He has got morals and I believe he genuinely wants to fight Carl. It is all about sitting down and hammering out the deal.” Frampton reflected on the left hook that put Cazares down, saying: “That was a big shot that hurt him and it shows the power I have. “I just threw it and it landed and that was game over. “The support has been fantastic. I have the loudest bunch of supporters in Europe without doubt.” On the prospect of facing Santa Cruz, Frampton added: “He wants to be in blockbuster fights and me against him would be huge. “It is the most exciting fight out there right now and I think he will want it even more now.” last_img read more