Denton Flight Brings Goods to Nicaraguans in Need

first_imgBy Diálogo November 13, 2017 Several U.S. government agencies work together to deliver humanitarian assistance supplies donated by private entities and nongovernmental organizations to countries in need. The Denton Program for private donations is a joint humanitarian assistance effort undertaken by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense. “We want the people of Nicaragua to see the goodwill that so many Americans have for this country,” U.S. Ambassador Laura Dogu remarked following her announcement of the Denton flight arrival on social media. Thousands of Nicaraguans expressed their gratitude on social media in response to Ambassador Dogu’s posts on recent Denton flights. In October the South Carolina Air National Guard mobilized a U.S. Air Force C-17 from the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to transport close to one ton of humanitarian supplies from two organizations on a Denton Program flight to Nicaragua. The Princeton Fire Department in New Jersey and the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. donated 40 pallets of equipment and supplies for the benefit of thousands of Nicaraguans in need. The Princeton Fire Department shipped about 3,000 kilograms of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the firefighters of Nicaragua’s volunteer fire brigade Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Managua (BCBM), including boots, masks, self-contained breathing apparatuses, hoses, and tools worth approximately $75,000. The firefighting PPE will improve emergency services to 209,000 Managua civilians who reside in the four districts that Managua’s fire brigade serves. “Managua’s Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos had the pleasure of receiving a significant donation valued at approximately US$ 70,000,” said Captain Gabriel A. Fuentes Castro, secretary of the governing board of BCBM. “The donation arrived in Nicaragua thanks to the Denton Program. It’s worth highlighting that the donation includes Personal Protection Equipment for firefighters, which will strengthen the security of our personnel when intervening in any emergency.” For its part, the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc., a non-profit organization in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, provided 6,500 kilograms of donated goods, including cabinets and bookshelves, sewing machines and supplies, hospital and first aid supplies, bicycles, and bakery supplies for cooking classes at local Nicaraguan schools. An estimated 8,000 Nicaraguan people in the Managua area and western Nicaragua benefitted from the shipment, worth approximately $50,000. “Having transportation is a big part of the equation. We simply cannot thank you enough,” said Amy L. Wiza, executive director of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc. “Your efforts have made it possible to help improve the quality of life in Nicaragua”. The C-17 arrived in Managua’s Augusto C. Sandino International Airport on October 8th, for delivery of the material to the fire brigade and to the local representative of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas. In turn, their local representatives distributed the material throughout various local learning centers, public hospitals, schools, orphanages, and other community-oriented programs. U.S. Air Force mobilizes largest plane in inventory In September, the U.S. Air Force’s largest aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy, arrived in Nicaragua carrying three ambulances and two water tankers that Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the America, Inc. donated to the Nicaraguan Civil Volunteer Firemen Association. According to information from the U.S. Embassy in Managua, the equipment was worth approximately $250,000. And in April, the Galaxy first arrived in Managua with over 37,000 kilograms of food and 9,500 kilograms of fire extinguishing equipment donated by U.S. nongovernmental organizations Abundant Rain Ministries and Bend Fire Fighters Foundation. The equipment was distributed throughout local organizations to benefit Nicaraguan fire brigades and local people in need. “The Wisconsin-Nicaragua Partners program in collaboration with various donating non-governmental agencies is really making a difference through their relationships with local Nicaraguan organizations”, said U.S. Army Colonel Darren Lynn, senior defense official at the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua. “All of this would not be possible without the transportation provided by U.S. Air Force aircraft thanks to the Denton Program’s relationship with USTRANSCOM [U.S. Transportation Command]. The transportation provided by these outstanding airmen is the critical link in the entire process!”last_img read more

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Tipp senior hurling and football league game schedule announced

first_imgAllianz Football League Division 2Round 1: Saturday, January 27th: Cork v TipperaryRound 2: Saturday, February 3rd: Tipperary v RoscommonRound 3: Sunday, February 11, Clare v TipperaryRound 4: Sunday, February 25th: Tipperary v MeathRound 5: Saturday, March 3rd: Tipperary v LouthRound 6: Sunday, March 18th: Down v TipperaryRound 7: Sunday, March 25th: Cavan v TipperaryAllianz Hurling League Division 1ARound 1: Sunday, Jan 28th, Clare v TipperaryRound 2: Sat Feb 3rd, Tipperary v WaterfordRound 3: Sat Feb 17th, Tipperary v WexfordRound 4: Sun Feb 25th, Kilkenny v TipperaryRound 5: Sun Mar 4th, Tipperary v Cork The Tipperary senior footballers will face a tough task against Cork in their opening game of the Allianz Football League on the 27th of January.Meanwhile, a day dater the senior hurlers face Clare.The fixture lists in full are as follows:last_img read more

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NBA wrap: DeMar DeRozan lifts Spurs over Mavs on road

first_imgDoncic finished a minus-9 with 12 points, six rebounds and seven assists. He also went 1 of 9 from the free-throw line marking the first time a player has hit that number since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004.The Mavs cut their deficit to as little as three points three times in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t stop the streaking Spurs, who won their sixth straight game. DeMar DeRozan led the efforts with a team-high 33 points and had some highlight-worthy moves too. Related News “SHOWTIME!”#LakeShow 121#BullsNation 105LeBron has 36 PTS, 10 REB & 4 AST with 2:05 remaining. pic.twitter.com/VAPOBfPF5K— NBA (@NBA) March 13, 2019Well, this was easy. During the Nuggets’ late matchup against the Timberwolves, Nikola Jokic finished this play barely breaking a sweat.#MileHighBasketball in transition!📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/DDBFyNnzlJ— NBA (@NBA) March 13, 2019What’s Next?Warriors (45-21) at Rockets (42-25), 8:30 p.m. ET — It isn’t hard to see why this is the marquee matchup Wednesday. The Warriors will take on the No. 3 seeded Rockets in Houston. But, they will be without star Kevin Durant, who led the team with 29 points the last time these two met. In that contest, James Harden didn’t see the court but the Rockets started a nine-game winning streak which they will hope to extend against the best team in the West. Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors F (ankle) will not play vs. Rockets 23 PTS for DeMar! 🌪️#GoSpursGo 79#MFFL 72📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/UxoSsaJkih— NBA (@NBA) March 13, 2019Jalen Brunson led the Mavs with a career-high 34 points in their losing effort.The Spurs are currently the seventh seed in the West. The Jazz trail by 1/2 game as the eight seed and the next contender, the Kings, are 4 1/2 games behind San Antonio.Studs of the NightBojan Bogdanovic’s 24 points led the Pacers to a 103-98 victory over the Knicks. He also tallied four rebounds and two assists in front of a home crowd.In the Pelicans’ losing efforts, Elfrid Payton recorded his third triple-double of the season with 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. New Orleans dropped its fourth consecutive game in a 130-113 loss to Milwaukee.Ben Simmons had 26 points in the 76ers’ 106-99 win over the Cavaliers. Dud of the NightKnicks rookie Kevin Knox had his highest point total (16) since late February, but the buckets just weren’t enough for New York as it fell 103-98 to the Pacers. Knox left the court with a minus-15.HighlightsHello, King James. LeBron James finished this steal with a massive dunk off the backboard. He had 36 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to lead the Lakers to a 123-107 win against the Bulls in Chicago. The Mavericks’ playoff hopes are dashed as they sit at the bottom of the Western Conference, but they are still playing with plenty of fight as they closely trailed the Spurs until the final seconds of Tuesday’s game. Dallas was two possessions away from catching the visiting San Antonio squad when rookie Luka Doncic was fouled. He missed a pair of free throws that would have helped the Mavs inch closer and ultimately fell 112-105 to the Spurs at the American Airlines Center.last_img read more

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