USA: Navy Vessel Visits Hong Kong

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Hong Kong Share this article View post tag: visits View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval USA: Navy Vessel Visits Hong Kong View post tag: vessel Signaling a new found closeness in China-U.S. military ties, a U.S. Navy vessel has been permitted to call at Hong Kong, the state-run RTHK…(quote)[mappress]Source: quote, February 18, 2011;  February 18, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Navy Vessel Visits Hong Kong last_img

European Maritime Force shapes up for Portuguese drill

first_img View post tag: Spanish Navy View post tag: Italian Navy View post tag: Swordfish Warships from Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain gathered in the Portuguese port of Lisbon on June 18 for the activation of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR).The non-standing force was activated after a meeting of the political-military working group of EUROMARFOR concluded in Paris on June 21.As an outcome of the meeting, the international collaboration between Italy, France, Portugal and Spain has been renewed.The activated group consists of Italian frigate ITS Scirocco, Portuguese frigate NRP Corte-Real, Spanish frigate ESPS Canarias, French replenishment ship FS Somme and Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan.These ships will be working together until June 28, taking part in the Portuguese defense forces-hosted naval and air exercise Swordfish 2018. A total of 2,300 military personnel will carry out naval and air maneuvers and hone interoperability.The NRP Corte-Real will be part of the EUROMARFOR during the exercise but the Portuguese Navy will be represented by another nine ships. Portugal has been in charge of the EUROMARFOR since September 2017, after taking over from Italy.EUROMARFOR was formed in 1995 to fulfill missions defined in the Petersberg Declaration, such as sea control, humanitarian missions, peacekeeping operations, crisis response operations, and peace enforcement.The force can be deployed either in a NATO environment, acting as part of the European branch of NATO, or acting upon the mandate of other international organizations, such as United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, or any other multinational coalition. The task group can be activated within 5 days once an activation order is received. View post tag: EUROMARFOR View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img Photo: Photo: EUROMARFOR via Italian MoD View post tag: Portuguese navy Share this article View post tag: French Navylast_img read more

McDonald’s ‘meat pie’ angers pasty producers

first_imgMcDonald’s has angered UK bakers after mislabelling a pasty product in a regional visitor guide.The global fast food giant incorrectly spelt the traditional bakery product as ‘pastie’ in a commemorative London 2012 Olympic Games reporter’s notebook called Useful Words for Visiting London, and described the product as a ‘meat pie’.Phil Abbott, director of Dewney Pasties, told The Guardian: “I’m sure people will find it very funny to hear a pasty described as a ‘meat pie’… A pasty isn’t a meat pie. A meat pie is a meat pie. A pasty is wrapped in pastry. A pie has crust. And a pasty contains a lot more than meat.”Abbott added that McDonald’s, one of the main sponsors of the Olympic Games, should know better and calling a pasty a meat pie was, “like calling a Big Mac a beef sandwich”.It has been reported that McDonald’s has yet to give a response to the pasty misspelling and incorrect product description.last_img read more

Learn about the future of bakery

first_imgDo you want to learn about future trends in retail bakery? If so, an upcoming British Baker web forum is perfect for you.Time is running out to sign up for this exclusive online event, Insights from the Bakery Market Report, which takes place at 2pm on 4 March.The event includes:A sneak peek at the Bakery Market Report – who will top this year’s BB75 tracker?Analysis on retail trends and products from the past 12 months and what is coming soon.Research from Mintel on the state of the bread and baked goods market – including a look at cutting-edge new product development from around the world.What makes Warrens Bakery tick? This south-west bakery chain has rejuvenated it sales in recent years and chairman Mark Sullivan gives YOU the inside track on its successTo sign up to this exclusive online discussion on the state of play in the UK’s retail bakery market, please visit: www.bakeryinfo.co.uk/BMRLast year’s Bakery Market Report highlighted the huge growth in Scottish bakery chains – as they sought to expand via the convenience store route. Will this be the same in 2016? There’s only one way to find out.Also, last year’s report indicated that some 35.9% of bakers think sales will improve by +3% in the next two years. Is this still the case?British Baker’s Insights from the Bakery Market Report isTHE only way of obtaining a glimpse of some of what the report contains for free.The event is sponsored by the Cornelius Group.last_img read more

Famed Blue color scheme to return to RPM’s no. 43 in 2013

first_img“Our fans will now be able to easily recognize the No. 43 Ford and Aric on the track throughout the season.”—Richard Petty, team owner Concord, N.C. (February 27, 2013) – Richard Petty Motorsports and its partner Smithfield Foods announced today that the Petty Blue tradition and heritage will return for the majority of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season in 2013. Smithfield Foods, and its family of brands including Eckrich, Farmland, Gwaltney and Smithfield, will showcase the historic color on the No.43 Ford driven by Aric Almirola in 24 races this season. It will be the first time in over 40 years that the Petty Blue color will be primarily featured on the No. 43 for nearly the entire race schedule. The color, introduced by the Petty family and then made famous by “The King” Richard Petty, has come to define the winning tradition and heritage of the Petty family and the famed No. 43. The legions of Petty race fans have long waited for the return of the famous Petty Blue paint scheme. Smithfield Foods is proud to return the tradition and winning heritage back to the track.”We want to connect the tradition and history of Richard Petty and Richard Petty Motorsports fans to our Smithfield Foods family of brands,” explained Larry Pope, chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods. “There is no better way to do that than to bring back the Petty Blue color scheme that all race fans recognize and relate to on the No. 43 Ford. We will now make sure that each time we race this season, our fans will be able to easily recognize Aric (Almirola) on the track and the strong heritage that the Petty and Smithfield Foods brands represent.”The first Petty Blue scheme will adorn the No. 43 this weekend when Almirola will race the Famland Ford at the Phoenix International Raceway. This car, along with the Eckrich and Smithfield (Gwaltney) Ford were unveiled today by team owner Richard Petty and Smithfield Director of Public Affairs, Dennis Pittman.”I’m really humbled by everyone at Smithfield and all their companies to decide to make this change,” said team owner Richard Petty. “They have been great partners for us as a company and this really proves that. Our fans will now be able to easily recognize the No. 43 Ford and Aric on the track throughout the season. It will also bring back a lot of good memories for me each time I see it.”center_img Familiar Look Connects Fans to Smithfield Foodslast_img read more

5 Reasons Not To Miss Leftover Salmon’s Fish Out Of Water Festival

first_imgEnter To Win A Pair Of Weekend Passes With Camping Below!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> In early May, Leftover Salmon announced the return of Fish Out Of Water Festival, the band’s second-annual music festival in Taos, New Mexico. Scheduled to return to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership on August 10th and 11th. The two-day music festival will see two nights of performances by the host band, Leftover Salmon, in addition to sets by Dumpstaphunk, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman (formerly of Cracker), Trout Steak Revival, Poor Man’s Whiskey performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine”, Gasoline Lollypops, Last To Know, Liver Down The River, Sweet Lillies, Ry Taylor & Friends, and The Noseeums and more.With great tunes and an amazing venue, we decided to lay out exactly why you’re not going to want to miss Fish Out Of Water Festival this August. Read on to find out more, and to purchase tickets, head here!1. Leftover SalmonLeftover Salmon has had a huge year in 2018 thus far. In May, the band released their tenth studio album, Something Higher (eleventh if you count the band’s collaboration with Cracker in 2003), adding to the Colorado-born jamgrass outfit’s already-prolific body of work. With extensive tours promoting their latest studio effort, Leftover has been dialed in live, offering up inspired, high-octane shows each time they step on stage.On the heels of the release of Something Higher, the band headed to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where they played a co-headlining set with the famed Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band. The night quickly turned into a joyous and collaborative celebration of music, with Phil Lesh joining Leftover for takes on “Catfish John” and “Big Boss Man”. Later, to kick off Lesh’s set, Vince Herman, Drew Emmett, Andy Thorn, and Erik Deutsch joined Phil and company for the set-opening rendition of “Cumberland Blues”, earning the band the official Phil Lesh stamp of approval.Phil Lesh & Friends (with Leftover Salmon) – “Cumberland Blues” – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO – 5/5/2018[Video: Travelin Light]2. The MothershipFish Out Of Water Festival will take place at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership. Unlike any other festival, the unique venue is a sight to behold all on its own. The Mothership itself is operated by Taos Mesa Brewing, offering twelve distinct, high-quality house beers on draught at all times. Furthermore, The Mothership has a quirky, intimate vibe, creating an electric atmosphere for performances and communal vibe among attendees. It’s truly one of the cooler venues in the United States, and worth a trip on its own if you’re a fan of craft brews, so why not combine your visit with stellar music?3. Diverse TunesLeftover Salmon is known for their adventurous spirit and diverse songbook, fuses tastes of bluegrass, rock, country, folk, jam, and zydeco into a sound totally their own. Thus, it’s fitting that the band’s festival boasts a wide-ranging lineup featuring other nationally renowned talents and fan-favorite up-and-comers. Representing New Orleans and bringing more cajun flair to the festival is Dumpstaphunk, the renowned funk outfit that’s known for it’s fun-loving and groove-heavy performances.On the rock side of things is Cracker’s Johnny Hickman and David Lowery, who recorded a collaborative album with Leftover in 2003 titled O’ Cracker Where Art Thou? featuring bluegrass renditions of Cracker tunes. Colorado’s Trout Steak Revival is an ever-popular folk and bluegrass ensemble, which won the high-profile 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, while Poor Man’s Whiskey will merge bluegrass and psychedelia during their Pink Floyd-inspired set dubbed “Dark Side of the Moonshine”. This is just a selection of the broad range of performances fans will be treated to during Fish Out Of Water, in addition to two nights of host band Leftover Salmon.Dumpstaphunk – “Funky Monk” – Wanee Music Festival – 4/19/2018[Video: Live For Live Music]4. Taos, New MexicoThe festival’s venue is already a major highlight of Fish Out Of Water Festival. However, thinking outside the confines of the festival grounds, the festival’s location similarly becomes a striking point to make it out to Fish Out Of Water Festival. The festival is situated at the gateway of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument near the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, close to the border of New Mexico and Colorado, with 360-degrees of gorgeous views and its prime location offering attendees access to whitewater boating, hiking, biking, and hot springs.For fans less inclined for outdoor exploration, Taos itself is a top tourist destination in the Southwest. The city is rich in clean air and pristine natural vistas, plus historic landmarks (the highly photographed St. Francisco de Asis church, world heritage site Taos Pueblo, and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge), a thriving culinary culture, and art-focused community.5. Hotel Luna Mystica & VIP PackagesThe Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership already stands out as a truly awesome music venue. However, The Mothership is located right next door to Hotel Luna Mystica, an easily accessible vintage trailer hotel that makes up the second part of the festival’s campgrounds. While fans have the option to camp out, those seeking a truly unique festival experience can go VIP and rent one of the hotel’s thirteen vintage trailers, which date back to the 1950s but have been updated to have distinct themes and eclectic, cozy decors.While the old-school trailers, in and of themselves, make going VIP worth it for the experience alone, VIP packages also offer additional goodies for fans in the mood to “glamp.” Fish Out Of Water Festival’s VIP packages also include access to the backstage, VIP area, and a complimentary hospitality tent, plus four meal and twelve drink ticket vouchers and access to a full bar—including a bloody mary bar from 10 am to 1 pm—and an all-day “munchie” bar. Fish Out Of Water Festival is going to be one of the can’t-miss music festivals in the Southwest this year, with the festival returning to Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership and Hotel Luna Mystica for its second edition on August 10th and 11th. In addition to performances from host band Leftover Salmon, fans will also be treated to sets from Dumpstaphunk, David Lowery and Johnny Hickman (formerly of Cracker), Trout Steak Revival, Poor Man’s Whiskey performing “Dark Side of the Moonshine”, Gasoline Lollypops, Last To Know, Liver Down The River, Sweet Lillies, Ry Taylor & Friends, and The Noseeums and more.For more information and ticketing, head here.last_img read more

Students March for Life in Washington

first_imgJunior Veronica Stafford said the March for Life in Washington, D.C., represents the power of people coming together to show their support of one specific cause — in this case, the repeal of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Stafford, along with other Notre Dame students, made the trip to Washington, D.C., over the weekend to show support in the repeal of the ruling in the annual march that brings together groups from all over the nation. Between 380 and 390 students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross attended the March held Monday, junior Kyle Clark said. Clark is the co-commissioner of the trip to the March For Life through Notre Dame’s Right to Life club (RTL). “It would be easy to just talk about pro-life issues. It’s altogether different to actually stand and walk outside in freezing temperatures for hours,” he said. “The March is a way for all of us here at Notre Dame, particularly in RTL, to stand together and proudly stand up for the basic right to life that is guaranteed in our nation’s founding documents but more importantly is a hallmark of our Catholic heritage.” In this sense, the March fits perfectly with Notre Dame and its mission, Clark said. “As a Catholic institution, we have to stand up and expose the injustice of abortion, and there is no better way to do that than to travel and express that in the nation’s capital,” he said. Stafford said groups at the March join together in praying the Rosary, cheering and singing. “RTL offers the opportunity for students to cooperate and march to prove through their actions that they value all human life, no matter how small,” she said. “I love to see all of the groups on the March for Life interact, especially all of the university groups from across the country.” During the weekend of the annual March, Stafford said Washington, D.C., colleges hold open panels and discussions relating to issues of life. “While exploring the city, several people came up to me and asked about my Notre Dame affiliation and commended me on participating,” she said. “Even on the bus, the driver took time to thank us for supporting a cause that he believed worthwhile.” The March for Life has been held since 1974, and this year marked the 38th March, according to Clark. “For the past two years we have been honored and grateful to have University President Fr. John Jenkins march with Notre Dame students,” he said. “His commitment to the pro-life cause is, in my opinion, beyond reproach, and his presence demonstrates that.” Students attending the March had several options on transportation and lodging, Clark said. The longer trip option, which put students in Washington, D.C., from Friday to Tuesday, cost $60, while the shorter, Sunday to Tuesday trip cost $45. “Chris [Stare, junior and co-commissioner] and I began organizing the March back in early October. It’s a huge undertaking,” he said. “… At times the organizational aspect of it could get to be quite a headache, but of course it is worth it in the end. We were fortunate this year to have been provided funding that allowed us to lower costs for students.” Junior Ashley Logsdon said this was her sixth time at the March for Life, which she has previously attended with her family. “I think that the March for Life fits in perfectly with the standards that Notre Dame upholds as a Catholic institution — the witness of so many Notre Dame students, staff and faculty at the March for Life is truly amazing,” she said. “I don’t think anything less than this witness should be expected of such a great Catholic University.” A highlight for many attendees was the Mass celebrated by Fr. Jenkins and the other Holy Cross priests that traveled to the March at St. Agnes’ Parish in Arlington, Va., Logsdon said. “It was such a beautiful moment of solidarity as we prayed together as a community and prepared ourselves for the climax of our pilgrimage,” she said. Stafford said after Mass, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., by the Metro to the National Mall to listen to speakers. “Once the March begins, everyone funnels slowly onto the street to march up to the Supreme Court building and the conclusion of the March,” she said. “While I cannot attend every event offered, the general experience of the weekend makes me both proud to travel with so many other Notre Dame students and also to support my beliefs.”last_img read more

Warren County Residents To Begin 10-Digit Dialing This Week

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Thank you for the medical alert system check reminder. I use one and did not realize that this change might affect its usability. Stock Image.WARREN – Residents in Warren County will soon be asked to use 10-digit dialing for local telephone calls. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds residents and businesses in the current 814 area code, which covers all or parts of 27 counties across Central and Northwestern Pennsylvania, that voluntary 10-digit dialing for local telephone calls will begin on Saturday.The Commission says Saturday marks the next major step toward the arrival of a new “overlay” area code – 582 – which will eventually serve side-by-side with the current 814 area code. The 582 area code will be assigned to new telephone numbers once the available supply of numbers in the current 814 area code is exhausted.The use of an overlay area code preserves existing phone numbers for residents and businesses in the region, while also ensuring that a supply of new numbers will be available after 814 number combinations are no longer available. The biggest adjustment for residents and businesses across the region is the switch to “10-digit dialing,” where callers will be required to dial the area code plus the seven-digit telephone number for all calls. Mandatory 10-digit dialing will begin in the spring of 2021.To begin preparing for 10-digit dialing, consumers and businesses are encouraged to check devices that store telephone numbers – including cell phones and other devices with “speed dial” functions – to be certain that all the stored contacts include the area code. Moving forward, when adding any new numbers to those devices, be sure you include the area code.It is important to double-check devices like medical alertsystems, alarms, and any other systems that automaticallymake calls, to be certain they are set up for 10-digit dialing.Additionally, check devices that are programmed to automatically make phone calls – like medical alert systems, alarms and other automated systems – to be sure they are set up for 10-digit dialing.Devices that should be checked to verify they are configured for 10-digit dialing, include:Mobile phones, landline phones & tablets and fax machines that can save/store phone numbers.Life-safety & medical alert systems.Alarm/security systems and security gates.Call-forwarding settings & voicemail services.Internet dial-up systems.Automatic dialing equipment & software.Speed-dialers.Any other device that can save, store and automatically dial phone numbers.NOTE: If you have questions about the compatibility of or programming of a device, contact your equipment or service provider.To help consumers and businesses in the region adjust to the upcoming change, the PUC approved a timetable to implement the new overlay:October 3, 2020 – Residents and businesses are encouraged to voluntarily start 10-digit dialing for all calls in the 814 area code.April 3, 2021 – 10-digit dialing will be required for all calls.May 1, 2021 – The new overlay area code will be placed into service. (New area code numbers will not be assigned until available 814 numbers are exhausted)The 814 area code was established in 1947 and is one of Pennsylvania’s four original area codes. It includes cities such as Altoona, Erie, Johnstown and State College, and covers all or parts of 27 counties, including Armstrong (northeastern portion only); Bedford; Blair; Cambria; Cameron; Centre (majority of the county); Clarion (all except portions of west); Clearfield; Clinton (small portions); Crawford (all except southwestern portion); Elk; Erie; Fayette (small portions); Forest; Fulton (western portions); Huntingdon (except Kishacoquillas Valley); Indiana (northern and eastern portions only); Jefferson; McKean; Mercer (extreme northeastern portion); Mifflin (extreme southwestern corner); Potter; Somerset; Tioga (western portions only); Venango (all except southeastern corner); Warren; and Westmoreland (extreme northeastern corner only).814 is the largest area code in the state, geographically, and the only area that hasn’t already received an additional area code overlay to replenish its dwindling supply of phone numbers.The 582 area code designation was selected by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), Somos, Inc., the neutral third-party which administers telephone resources across the United States.last_img read more

February Climate

first_imgFebruary 2015 was the second-coldest February in more than three decades, blanketing the northern one-third of the state with snow and sending an unwelcome chill through the rest of Georgia. The low temperatures damaged budding south Georgia blueberries, taking out as much as 40 percent of budding berries where farmers had no frost protection in place. The damage could delay the state’s blueberry harvest by one or two weeks. Some winter grain crops were also damaged by the cold. Temperatures across the state were well below normal in February. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 40.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 6.8 degrees below normal. In Athens, the average was 40.3 degrees F, 6.9 degrees below normal; in Columbus, the average was 44.7 degrees F, 6.4 degrees below normal; in Macon, the average was 43.7 degrees F, 6.3 degrees below normal; in Savannah, the average was 47.3 degrees F, 5.7 degrees below normal; in Brunswick, the average was 49.2 degrees F, 5.3 degrees below normal; in Alma, the average was 47.7 degrees F, 6.5 degrees below normal; in Augusta, the average was 42.8 degrees F, 6.3 degrees below normal; in Albany, the average was 47.7 degrees F, 4.7 degrees below normal; and in Valdosta, the average was 49.5 degrees F, 4.7 degrees below normal. Several cities broke low-temperature records during February, most during Feb. 19-21. On Feb. 20, Athens set a record low of 14 degrees F, smashing the old record of 18 degrees F set in 1958. Columbus recorded 21 degrees F, and Macon saw 18 degrees F, beating the old records of 22 degrees F and 21 degrees F, respectively, both set in 1958. Savannah set both a record nighttime low and low daytime high on Feb. 20 as well. The temperature only reached 41 degrees F during the day and got down to 21 degrees that evening. A previous record had been set with a high of 44 degrees F for the high, and low of 21 degrees F in 1958. Alma and Brunswick set record-low daytime highs on both the Feb. 19 and 20. Augusta set a record-low daytime high temperature on Feb. 20. The outlook for March shows wet and cold conditions may continue into the first half of the month. These colder-than-normal temperatures would continue across the state until the middle of March, but a major pattern shift is expected to bring warmer air into the Southeast by the end of the month. The highest monthly total precipitation recorded by a National Weather Service station was 4.7 inches in Augusta, 0.28 inches above normal, and the lowest was in Brunswick at 2.69 inches, 0.78 inches below normal. Atlanta received 4.15 inches, 0.52 inches below normal; Athens received 3.99 inches, 0.49 below normal; Macon received 4.36 inches, not below normal; Columbus received 4.22 inches, 0.22 below normal; Savannah received 3.44 inches, 0.65 above normal; Alma received 3.62 inches, 0.18 below normal; Valdosta received 4.6 inches, 0.44 above normal; and Albany received 4.03 inches, 0.13 below normal. The highest single-day rainfall, reported by Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow volunteers was 3.2 inches, was recorded in Dodge County’s Eastman on Feb. 26, followed by 2.95 inches received southeast of Sylvania in Screven County on the same date. The highest monthly total rainfall was 6.52 inches, observed south of Americus in Sumter County, followed by 6.31 inches south of Senoia in Coweta County. The highest daily snowfall value was 8.2 inches, reported near Rabun Gap on Feb. 26, and they also had the highest monthly snowfall total of 12.1 inches. Two winter storms caused problems in northern Georgia this month. On Feb. 16-17, a storm brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to areas of the northeastern part of the state, dropping many tree limbs and cutting power to many. At the height of the storm, almost 100,000 people in Georgia were without power. Many schools closed due to hazardous weather as well as lack of power. A second major winter storm caused problems across northern Georgia in late February. The storm was part of a large weather system that brought mixed winter precipitation to areas from Texas to Washington D.C. Details about the storm from the Peachtree City National Weather Service office are available at www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=20150225_heavy_snow.Atlanta and Athens reported daily precipitation records for traces of snow on days during which snow had never been experienced before: Atlanta reported snow on Feb. 21 and Athens on Feb. 20-21. For more information, please see the “Climate and Agriculture” blog at www.gaclimate.org.Please feel free to email your weather and climate impacts on agriculture for the blog to [email protected]last_img read more

Civil-Military Cooperation of the Company of Engineers in Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo May 08, 2012 In the context of an international peace operation and its multidimensional character, deployed military units carry out a variety of tasks in accordance with their primary mission, but at the same time engage in cooperation activities in the deployment area for the benefit of the most vulnerable inhabitants of the area of responsibility. It is in this context that the Chilean-Ecuadorean Combined Company of Horizontal Construction Engineers has carried out an ongoing cooperation program with different entities with few resources, under the guidance of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), with the objective of supporting the directives of the UN’s office for civil-military cooperation – known in the international arena as CIMIC – in Chile. In order to implement these programs, which are primarily humanitarian-aid actions, the combined unit, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Claudio Mendoza Oyarce, has identified tasks of vital importance for sectors of the population lacking basic services and material resources to meet their needs, especially those of children in irregular situations. These activities include the delivery of food, water, clothing, and gifts, recreational activities, medical visits, fumigation, and small-scale construction and repairs at schools and orphanages in the city of Port-au-Prince. All the activities done in this context are vitally important for the beneficiaries. “The aim is to maintain a hygienic environment for the children who live or study in the places where the Company does this work. Pest control, to reduce the risk of illnesses such as malaria and dengue – highly prevalent in Haiti – as well as gastrointestinal illnesses such as cholera and vector-borne acute gastroenteritis, is fundamental, and this is precisely what’s received special attention, with the aim of improving these children’s quality of life,” Captain José Sánchez Paredes, the unit’s health and CIMIC officer, indicated, since with the contribution in the health area, the delivery of potable water, and fumigation, it has been possible to achieve these objectives with the added value of providing moments of recreation for the children.last_img read more