Colombians Travel for Hours to Receive Medical Care from USNS Comfort Crew

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 TUMACO, Colombia – More than 800 Colombians from remote regions in the country traveled several hours by land and sea to receive medical care at Max Seidel, the main medical treatment site for the Continuing Promise 2009 (CP09) mission here June 11. The medical site is manned by crewmembers assigned to hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) that provide general medicine, optometry, gynecology, dental, and physical therapy services to patients largely on a first-come, first-served basis for assigned days. However, patient administrators on site made an exception for the waves of hundreds of patients arriving from these outlying villages to provide the care they needed in a timely manner. “I’m happy and proud at the way we have been taking care of these patients,” said Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Daurora, site leader at Max Seidel. “To make this happen for that many people, it goes a long way to show our dedication to help those that are not as fortunate.” Funding and escorting for the transportation of the villagers was made possible with the help of host nation police, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Embassy´s Narcotics Affairs Section. “It took a long time to get here, but it was well worth it,” said Juan Castillo, a patient from a remote village outside of Tumaco. “The care I received here has been amazing and everyone I came across at this site has been very caring and respectful.” Castillo was appreciative of the timeliness and organization at medical site. During his visit to Max Seidel he received an eye exam and a pair of reading and sunglasses. “I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to receive care from the Comfort’s crew,” said Castillo. “I’m definitely going back to the village to tell my friends and family what great things you are doing for our country.” Comfort is scheduled to be in Colombia until June 17. The next stop is El Salvador where Comfort continues its four-month humanitarian and civic assistance mission in the Caribbean and Latin America in support of CP09.last_img read more


Jamie Carragher backs Arsenal to get top four because of Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Jamie Carragher says Arsenal have a ‘good chance’ of getting back into the Champions League (Sky Sports)Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal have a strong chance of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League this season because of Mikel Arteta.The Gunners suffered their first defeat of the campaign on Monday evening as they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.Arsenal took the lead through Alexandre Lacazette but Liverpool dominated for the majority of the match and goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota sealed the win for the Premier League champions.But despite their latest setback, Carragher believes Arsenal are on the right track under Mikel Arteta.ADVERTISEMENTAnd the former Liverpool defender feels the Spaniard is the best man to get the Gunners back into the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Arsenal stayed in the game which was important and they had a big chance and it can be completely different but Liverpool are a few years down the line,’ Carragher told Sky Sports. Jamie Carragher backs Arsenal to get top four because of Mikel Arteta Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 8:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Mikel Arteta watched on as Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool (AFP via Getty)‘I think it’s almost an identical job to what [Jurgen] Klopp came into. Klopp came into a Liverpool squad where they weren’t even qualifying for the Champions League. That’s what Arsenal haven’t done for the last few years.‘The first thing for Arsenal is to get back into the Champions League. I think there’s a good chance they can. I didn’t believe that before the start of the season.‘I like a lot of what Mikel Arteta is doing. I don’t think it’s possible for him to get any more out of the group of players he’s got. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I don’t think that’s a top-four group but the way he’s organising them, I think they could get into the top four because of his management.‘Do I think Arsenal could win a title in four or five years? It’s still very difficult and probably shows what a good job Jurgen Klopp has done. ‘But Arsenal have got a really good manager.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more


German LNG Terminal Shortlists Four for EPC Tender

first_imgGerman LNG Terminal has selected four EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contenders for its LNG terminal project in Brunsbuettel, Northern Germany, with whom it will now continue the competitive tender process.The process of finding a contractor for site preparation, construction of a waterfront with new jetty, LNG storage and all process equipment and supporting infrastructure for an LNG terminal started in June this year.As disclosed by German LNG Terminal, the four downselected entities are the Spanish team composed of Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, the South Korean duo of Hyundai Engineering and Korea Gas Corporation, the international group composed of Sacyr Fluor, Entrepose Contracting and VINCI Construction Grands Projets, and the Spanish-German duo of Tecnicas Reunidas and Heitkamp HIKB GmbH.The EPC tender is closing on December 5, and German LNG Terminal expects to award the contract before the end of April 2020.The EPC scope contains a jetty with two berths for LNG carriers ranging from 1,000 up to 265,000 cbm, both with LNG unloading and loading capabilities, LNG storage tanks, LNG vaporization and distribution facilities for a total capacity up to 8 bcm per annum.German LNG Terminal is a joint venture of Dutch companies Vopak and Gasunie as well as German company Oiltanking, part of Marquard & Bahls AG..The terminal will combine a number of services such as unloading and loading of LNG ships, temporary storage of LNG, regasification and send out into the German natural gas network and LNG distribution by trucks.last_img read more


DPS notifies students of robberies near campus

first_imgStudents who display valuables such as cell phones and wallets while they’re distracted are likely to be targeted, according to DPS Assistant Chief David Carlisle. (Daily Trojan file photo)USC students received a Department of Public Safety notification Monday detailing two related robberies on the 1200 W. 37th Drive block Sunday morning. According to the alert, a student was approached at a party by a suspect who demanded his cell phone. When the student “raised his hands, backed up and indicated he did not want trouble,” two other suspects grabbed his wallet.Another incident occurred that night during which a suspect, who introduced himself as “Breezie,” befriended a student. Later that evening, he stole the student’s cell phone after asking if the student had an Instagram account, according to the DPS notice. Immediately after, the student alerted two men standing near him who then stole the student’s wallet and keys. The two men were identified as suspects two and three in the report.DPS has yet to locate the suspects and is working with LAPD to solve the cases. DPS is labeling the incidents as related due to their proximity and the similar behavioral and physical descriptions of the suspects, according to assistant chief David Carlisle.“Typically when a student’s phone is taken, they are walking and they are not paying attention to their surroundings, and it is jerked from their hand,” Carlisle said. “So this is unusual in that the [suspect] initiated a conversation.”DPS hopes that students remain aware of their surroundings when they are walking on streets and at social events. “Students need to trust their intuition,” Carlisle said. “In most cases, students will have some indication that nothing is ‘quite right,’ and in those cases, it is best to be with a group of friends … and [not to] put yourself in a position to be taken advantage of.”In the email notice, DPS advised students to be wary of strangers, refrain from using cell phones while walking and avoid distractions. DPS also warned students not to resist in the case of a robbery and to call DPS and LAPD immediately after going to a safe location. Carlisle said that when students display their valuables, such as cell phones and wallets, they are likely to be targeted, especially if they are distracted. “The faster DPS is notified, the better our chances are of locating the suspects,” Carlisle said. “We all have to be aware that these kinds of things can happen anywhere.”last_img read more



first_imgFeile success: Termon hosted Mungret GAA girls from Limericak in a successful weekend for Donegal GAA. Now funding to a pilot project has ended.THERE is consternation in GAA circles in County Donegal today with the news that funding has been stopped and four jobs lost at the ‘GAA For All’ Project.On a weekend when clubs in the county hosted GAA teams from around the country for the Feile Under-14 tournament – which gave a massive boost to the local economy – Donegal Daily has learned of the cuts.Four coaches lost their jobs on Friday. Their positions had been funded by Peace III as a pilot project, but funding has now ended. The coaches had taken gaelic games into schools around the Letterkenny and district area in the year since the project was launched by GAA chairman Liam O’Neill in Donegal.Mr O’Neill is in Derry and Donegal this weekend, the finals of the tournament are being held in Celtic Park today.“It’s a real shame and quite ironic that on a weekend when Donegal clubs played host to the Feile that the brilliant work of the GAA For All project has ended,” said one senior club coach.“We could see the work being done in the schools when our players came to training with the clubs and it brought a lot of new young people into the sport.” A Letterkenny and district schools competition saw almost 400 children taking part as the project also reached out to the Protestant community and new nationals communities.Special needs schools and children also took part.The four coaches took their project into 41 national schools during the past year, with each school getting at least two and half hours of coaching per week.“With all the money the GAA has pumped into the sport, especially in Dublin, it would be a shame to see the end of GAA For All,” said another club manager.“Hopefully something will be done in time to get it up and running again.” JOBS LOST AS FUNDING AXED TO ‘GAA FOR ALL’ PROJECT IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JOBS LOST AS FUNDING AXED TO ‘GAA FOR ALL’ PROJECT IN DONEGALlast_img read more



first_imgA CO Donegal man this week escaped going to jail for assaulting his partner.Daniel Neil Lynch, 37, from St Johnston, received a four-month suspended prison sentence over the attack in February in February this year.Lynch’s case one of 11 heard at Derry Magistrates’ Court at a special sitting for domestic violence cases before District Judge Barney McElhome. SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNER was last modified: December 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DANIEL NEIL LYNCHDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTSUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNERlast_img read more