New Horizons Brings School Supplies, Improvements to Ica

first_imgBy Dialogo November 06, 2012 Representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Lima, the Southern Command of the United States (SOUTHCOM) and the Virgin of Loreto Association in Ica, Peru, handed over more than $53,000 in folders, desks, school kits and medical supplies to surrounding communities participating in New Horizons 2012. At the same time, the humanitarian mission inaugurated a classroom in the “Peruvian Air Force 2nd Sgt. Orrego Lázaro Morales Educational Institute,” which was built jointly by the Armed Forces of Peru and the United States. New Horizons is a series of joint humanitarian exercises conducted annually by the SOUTHCOM with Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Its main objective is to promote bilateral cooperation, interoperability and joint disaster response capabilities. The donations made in early October were a result of close cooperation between SOUTHCOM and the U.S. Embassy in Peru, the South American country’s Armed Forces and U.S. and Peruvian NGOs such as the Virgin of Loreto Association, a Peruvian non-profit that has supported the Peruvian people with civic actions in different regions of Peru during 20 years. The Virgin of Loreto Association accepted the U.S. donation and took charge of the official handover of the donation. The material included 2,400 school kits for children, which included modern and colorful school bags and supplies donated by the Office Depot Foundation; disaster relief equipment donated by the Midwest Mission Distribution Center; and medical equipment donated by the Sister’s Mission Outreach Hospital. U.S. Navy Captain Kyzar Ryan, highlighted the valuable services provided by NGOs such as the Virgin of Loreto Association.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Bulls will listen to offers for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn

first_img NBA trade rumors: Rockets offering first-round pick to Grizzlies to get rid of Brandon Knight and his contract Dunn is averaging 12.2 points, 6.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds on the year while LaVine is putting up 22.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. It would take a lot for Chicago to trade either one of these young players — neither of which is older than 24 — but since the Bulls aren’t thrilled with how either one of these guys runs the offense, they could be moved.LaVine and Dunn came over to the Bulls from the Timberwolves in the Jimmy Butler trade in 2017. Related News NBA trade rumors: 76ers open to trade offers for Markelle Fultz, report says Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn are not free from trade rumors.The Bulls are open to listening to offers on everyone on their roster except for Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., which means LaVine and Dunn are both available, according to a report from ESPN which cites unidentified league sources.last_img read more


first_imgGolf writers, broadcasters and online media from the US, with a combined audience reach of almost 90 million, will arrive next Monday to play some of the key golf courses along the Wild Atlantic Way including Donegal.The visiting media are here as part of a visit, hosted and supported by Fáilte Ireland, who have designed an itinerary to showcase its top golf courses on the Wild Atlantic Way.The week-long visit will create an opportunity for the US media to experience first-hand a diverse range of courses in Donegal such as the challenging Glashedy Links Course at Ballyliffin Golf Club to the more informal and relaxing Portsalon Golf Club together with the Sandy Hills course at Rosapenna. Among the group visiting is John Garrity, senior writer with Sports Illustrated USA, which has a circulation of 23 million alone. John has connections in the West, with his ancestors coming from Carne, Co Mayo.Ciara Sugrue, Head of International Publicity with Fáilte Ireland, welcomed the benefits provided by the US group’s visit to the Wild Atlantic Way, saying:“North Americans are among the biggest spenders during their stay here in Ireland, so we welcome these top US golf media who will spread the word on our world class golf courses and the Wild Atlantic Way to their readers and followers at home. Our own research shows that the golf sector generates over €200m from overseas visitors for the Irish economy and, with 200,000 international visitors playing golf while in Ireland last year, each golfing visitor is worth on average two and a half times that of the average tourist.“The group also played at Portstewart Golf Club, this multi-accolade winning links course before finishing their golfing experience at the County Sligo (Rosses Point) Golf Links, giving them a final chance on the tour to test themselves against the elements on the Wild Atlantic Way. Ms Sugrue continued “We in Fáilte Ireland believe that trips such as these encourage and help maintain Ireland’s reputation as a destination for high quality and challenging golf and, with the dollar being so strong, we hope to see many more American golfing visitors to our shores this year. In 2014 we welcomed over 1 million US visitors which generated revenue of over €866 million and most encouraging for this year, latest figures indicate that we are already experiencing double digit growth on last year.”DONEGAL GOLF COURSES SNATCH HOLE IN ONE WITH AMERICAN REPORTERS! was last modified: July 17th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalgolfUSWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more