USS Denver Arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste

first_img View post tag: Arrives Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Denver Arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste USS Denver Arrives in Dili, Timor-Leste View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Timor-Leste August 28, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Dili View post tag: Navycenter_img Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 27, following scheduled operations in the region.During the visit to Dili, Denver’s medical staff is scheduled to conduct medical training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV) on basic lifesaving, while Sailors and Marines conduct a variety of military exercises with the Timorese Defense Forces.A host of community service programs are also scheduled.The medical training will be held in collaboration with staff from the Royal Darwin Hospital, in Darwin, Australia, already embarked on Denver, Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health Directorate of Community Health Services, HNGV, the National Hospital Referral and Ambulance Services, St. John of God, and the USAID-funded health improvement project.“I am excited about our port visit to Dili and the positive impact our Sailors and Marines will have with all the programs and events we have set up,” said Denver’s Command Master Chief Edwin Purdy. “Providing assistance to the people of Timor-Leste serves as a testament of our desire to strengthen this relationship well in to the future.”Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, is currently conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, August 28, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Denver View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Training & Educationlast_img read more

North Mississippi Allstars Premiere Two New Tracks From Upcoming Album

first_img“R.L. Burnside gave me my break and took me on the road in 1997, teaching me the ropes and his repertoire,” guitarist Luther Dickinson told Rolling Stone. “Playing music and hanging out with R.L. and his band, Kenny Brown and Cedric Burnside, was a life-changing experience and gave me a wealth of memories: conversations, jokes and songs that have still inspire me and teach me.”The new album features guest appearances from Oteil Burbridge (bass, Dead & Company), Grahame Lesh (guitar, Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), Sharisse Norman (vocals), Dominic Davis (bass, Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas. You can pre-order Prayer For Peace here.You can catch the North Mississippi Allstars on the road this May and June, including dates in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. For a full list of dates, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming shows, head to the band’s website. And be sure not to miss their appearance at The Fox Theatre on 3/29 in Boulder, CO!Full Tracklist:Prayer for PeaceNeed to be FreeMiss MaybelleRun Red RoosterStealinDeep EllumBird Without a FeatherYou Got to Move61 HighwayLong Haired DoneyBid You GoodnightP4P (Remix) The North Mississippi Allstars, comprised of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, have been gracing audiences with their southern-fried blues-rock for more than two decades. While out on the road last year touring in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Dickinson brothers stopped off at studios in music-rich cities like Memphish, New Orleans, and several others to periodically record their upcoming LP, Prayer For Peace, due out June 2nd, 2017.In addition to a selection of new originals, the album contains a nod to one of the band’s early mentors, Mississippi blues elder statesman R.L. Burnside. Today, the band stoked anticipation for Prayers For Peace with the premiere of two singles from the new album: title track “Prayers For Peace” and their heartfelt cover of Burnside’s “Long Haired Doney.”last_img read more

COVID-19: Sports Minister Backs Calls for Sport Policy Overhaul

first_img One of the panelists, CEO of Digital Sports Africa, Mr. Emeka Eyandike, who joined in the webinar from Johannesburg, advocated for the development of databases for coaches and athletes and the documentation of media icons. He also called for specialists to be in charge of sports administration. Acting Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Development Department at the Ministry, Dr. Simon Ebhojaiye, suggested the return of individual and non-contact sports following prescribed guidelines. He also encouraged the production of local athletes-friendly face masks. He added that this would be a good time to carry out online courses for coaches on anti-doping. The President, Badminton Federation Francis Orbih, spoke about the need for restructuring of sporting federations around policy, governance, transparency etc, saying it will lead to the industrialisation of sports and build a veritable sports economy. CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Yewande Sadiku, said there is a need to have good government policies and for the government could provide non-financial incentives. read also:Athletes commend Sports Minister over payment of Relief Fund. The event was well attended online and have several thousand views. On the 17th December 2019, the Ministry and the NESG signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on making sports business in Nigeria. The NESG has since organised events to educate stakeholders and ensure their buy-in for the initiative. It is expected that the end result of the partnership will be the development of a new national sports policy for Nigeria.aer (purely for scoring the goal that basically saved the club!). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEd Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoocenter_img Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has challenged all stakeholders in the Sports sector to see the COVID19 Pandemic as an opportunity to innovate, to rethink policies and to reassess priorities for the long term. New Sports Minister Sunday Akin Dare The Minister said this on Thursday 7th May, while presenting his keynote speech during a webinar organised by the Ministry in conjunction with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) themed, “Post Covid-19 Nigeria: Impact and Opportunities for the Sports Sector.” Mr. Dare said the health crisis presents a chance for government to reappraise its position in the sporting economy as well as the position of other stakeholders. “This crisis urges us to address priorities linked to health, resilience to disease and physical fitness,” he said. “Sport and physical activity contribute to making societies and citizens more resilient. In the middle of a pandemic, the contribution of sport to preventive health care becomes increasingly important. “Stopping the spread of COVID-19 may cause unprecedented changes to daily routines but ensuring the empowerment, health and wellbeing of citizens through it all remains of the utmost priority. That’s why sport and health-enhancing physical activity is very important right now and must be brought right into the heart of all policies to rejuvenate the economy and empower the citizenry, especially young people. In these circumstances it is important to establish quick and adequate support and a clear action plan to mitigate the adverse impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on the Nigerian sports sector.” Mr. Dare called for strategies to attract Investment funds to address the consequences of the crisis adding that there is no gainsaying how important it is to stimulate a sustainable sports sector (both public and private) in the context of efforts by the government to mitigate the current unemployment crisis being faced as a result of economic downturn. “That is why we are here today to examine what a Post COVID19 Nigerian Sports Industry should look like. To dialogue with as many stakeholders as we can gather in one place through the accessibility of digital technology and to incorporate our findings and outcomes into what we believe will be a robust National Sports Policy that will start us off on the journey towards an industralised sports sector,” he said.last_img read more