View post tag: Philippines Share this article US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson got underway from Manila on February 20, completing a four-day visit to the Philippines.More than 5,500 sailors from aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived February 16 to visit local attractions and participate in community service projects.Crew members assisted residents of Quezon City by helping clear debris at a site for low-income housing.“Community service projects like these help build relationships,” said Cmdr. Jamie Stall-Ryan, Carl Vinson’s lead chaplain. “It shows that Sailors are not just in town to have fun. We’re here to partner with the Philippine people and support them.”The strike group will continue operating in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a regularly scheduled deployment focused on working with partners and allies, promoting freedom of the seas, and enhancing regional security.The strike group includes Carl Vinson, Carrier Air Wing 2, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and Michael Murphy of Destroyer Squadron 1, and guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson wraps up Philippines visit USS Carl Vinson wraps up Philippines visit View post tag: USS Carl Vinson Authorities February 20, 2018
Yet another keepsake in celebration of the country’s history and achievements was launched on Wednesday (Dec. 12), when the Institute of Jamaica officially unveiled Jamaica Journal Volume 34. This special issue of the Jamaica Journal is in celebration of 50 years of independence and five decades of Foreign Service. It explores the various ways in which Jamaica has influenced the world, with a leading article entitled: ‘Sports in Jamaica Since Independence: A Panoramic View,’ by Patrick Robinson. The limited Jamaica 50 keepsake reflects on the contribution of outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt, and others in various spheres, including Harry Belafonte, and the late Dudley Thompson. It also examines 50 years of Foreign Service under themes such as: ‘Michael Manley’s Foreign Policy’ and ‘Top 100 Jamaica songs 1957 to 2007’. Speaking at the launch held at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge, University of the West Indies, Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, said the journal will serve as an educational tool for Jamaicans, particularly the younger generation. “It is vital that, as we head into the next 50 years, our youth, who will be the standard bearers in this new era, are equipped with pertinent information on their history and society to help them fashion the Jamaica of the future…it is very fitting therefore that we continue our celebration of Jamaica 50, with an intellectual discourse on some of the critical foundations, which has made us a nation on a mission,’ she stated. She noted that the publication “reflects on some of the decisions taken at the political level that have assured our country a formidable space in leadership and respect and it demonstrates that the possibility for global leadership has been forever embodied in our Jamaican thinking”. The Journal is edited by Dr. Kim Robinson – Walcott, and has been a publication of the Institute of Jamaica since 1967. It is the foremost academic journal of Jamaican history and culture, publishing scholarly articles on music, art, literature, the environment, and other contemporary issues. The publication received the Award for Excellence for the Most Assessed Journal in 2011 from the Digital Library of the Caribbean.
Goodwill Industries International is pleased to announce that Beyonce will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work.Beyonce helps raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of workThe announcement comes just as Beyonce gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Serbia.“Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” said Beyonce.Beyonce will encourage fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Goodwill will host a mobile donation center onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The revenue from the sale of these donations will directly benefit local Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.Beyonce will also help build awareness of Goodwill’s mission through in-concert education, social media and online ticket auctions. Global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com will auction special ticket packages for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, with the revenue benefitting Goodwill.Every 38 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill is placed in employment. Goodwill promotes independence and dignity for people who need support to provide for themselves and their families. When people donate to their local Goodwill, they play a vital role in fulfilling this mission. Financial donations and the revenue generated from the sale of used goods helps to sustain skills training, career placement services and job opportunities, and support services such as career counseling, access to free tax preparation and financial coaching. Members of the public can do their part to support Beyonce’s efforts by giving goods, giving financially, or giving their voice to increase awareness of Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work.Beyonce will also support and advocate on behalf of other local charitable agencies involved in job creation and employment services during the overseas portion of her tour, to bring to light the importance of economic independence and an increased quality of life for those in need around the globe.“We face a jobs crisis in the U.S. and around the world that threatens the future and the potential of our families and communities. Through Beyonce’s platform, we will be able to increase knowledge of the positive impact Goodwill has on communities, the environment and the lives of the millions of people we serve each year through education and skills training, many of whom have been unemployed or underemployed for long periods of time,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We cannot begin to express our sincere gratitude to Beyonce for her generous support of Goodwill and for showcasing Goodwill’s far-reaching programs and services that change lives each day.”