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Perfect Water Technologies Company President Inducted to Honorary Base Commander Position at Luke Air Force Base

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 novembre 2018

Perfect Water Technologies, Inc., an American manufacturing company specializing in innovative residential reverse osmosis and whole house water purification systems made under the Home Master brand, announced today that its company president, Jon Sigona, has been inducted as an Honorary Base Commander to the 56th Fighter Wing stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Phoenix, AZ, for a two-year term.Luke Air Force Base names Perfect Water Technologies, Inc. president Jon Sigona as an Honorary Base Commander to the 56th Fighter Wing in Phoenix, AZ. (Photo: Business Wire)“I have always revered our military, and the men and women who serve. Seeing their dedication and willingness to sacrifice their lives when called upon, motivates me to reciprocate, to give back. I feel blessed and humbled to have been selected from among the other eminently qualified applicants to participate in this remarkable program. Fighter Country Partnership developed the Honorary Base Commander program with the guiding motto “to serve those who serve us” and I will strive with certain eagerness to fulfill it,” said Jon Sigona, President of Perfect Water Technologies, Inc.,

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NATO Provides Medical Aid to Somali Villagers

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 novembre 2012

Last weekend, the villagers of Xabo and Bandar Murcayo were given access to medical facilities provided by NATO’s counter piracy flagship, HNLMS Rotterdam. The flagship was patrolling off the north east Somali coast and took the opportunity to move nearer into the shore so that villagers could make their way out to landing craft carrying on board a complete medical team and improvised facilities. The Staff Medical Officer of the NATO task force, Commander Klaas Visser, said “Early in September we provided basic medical health care for both villages. What strikes me was that compared to our last visit, this time the patients mainly consisting of women and small children without their menfolk accompanying them. This may be indicative of greater trust and understanding by the villagers. On this occasion over 150 villagers received basic medical health care.” stated Visser. More details in attached document.(046,066)

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Nato Commander meets Chinese Counterpart in Gulf of Aden

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 gennaio 2012

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Rear Admiral (LH) Sinan Azmi TOSUN, Commander of the NATO Counter Piracy Mission Operation Ocean Shield, met with his Chinese counterpart Rear Admiral LI Shihong. They paid reciprocal visits to each others’ flagships on the same day while the Chinese Task Group ships were escorting a convoy and the NATO flagship, TCG Giresun was patrolling through the Gulf of Aden. During these warm and constructive meetings both Commanders had an opportunity to share information and experiences about their counter piracy operations, learn more of each other’s capabilities and also discuss matters of mutual concern in how to tackle piracy. Speaking about the visits, Rear Admiral Sinan Azmi TOSUN stated “the Chinese Navy has supported the counter piracy efforts by providing escorts to merchant vessels passing through the region in cooperation with other navies. These escort missions support provided by other actors in theatre allow NATO maritime forces to fight against piracy in different ways such as intercepting any upcoming threat to the maritime community which increase the effectiveness of our mutual efforts. We both expressed our determination to improve the cooperation between NATO and Chinese units.

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Russian Commander visits NATO Flagship

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 agosto 2010

Commodore Michiel Hijmans (Royal Netherlands Navy), Commander of NATO’s counter piracy Task Force hosted a visit on board his flagship by the Russian Task Force Commander Senior Captain Vladimir Kondratov. HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and RFS Admiral Levchenko met as they were patrolling in the Gulf of Aden near the International Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).   Recently in June the ships had an unexpected rendezvous in the Atlantic Ocean on their way to the Gulf of Aden when the Commanders spoke of possible future cooperation. Now approximately six weeks later they are meeting again to share information and to discuss future ways of collaboration between NATO and the Russian Federation in the area.  The Chief of Staff of the NATO Task Force, Commander Ricardo Hernandez (Spanish Navy), said: “Every meeting with Commanders and representatives of other counter piracy Task Forces is extremely useful and it will greatly benefit the operation. The operation area is a vast space, comparable to the size of the continent of Europe, and therefore any opportunity to discuss the coordination of counter piracy units will help safeguard the shipping lanes off the Horn of Africa.”
The NATO Task Force will continue to contribute to the counter piracy effort off Somalia in cooperation with the Task Force of the European Union, the Task Force of the Combined Maritime Forces and besides the Russian Federation with independent navies such as India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia and China. (visit)

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Nato commander meets ministers from Puntland

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 luglio 2010

Earlier today, Commodore Michiel Hijmans, Commander of NATO’s counter piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield, hosted a meeting on board his flagship, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, for Ministers from Puntland. It was the first meeting between the Puntland Ministers and Commodore Hijmans (Royal Netherlands Navy), who took up his role 30th of June 2010.
The purpose of the talks was to build on the existing and growing relationship that has developed between NATO and the Puntland authorities. Through these meetings, NATO aims to improve local knowledge and to assist regional states, upon their request, in developing their own ability to combat piracy activities.  Present at the meeting were the Minister of Ports, Fisheries and Counter Piracy, Mr. Said Rage; the Vice Minister of Fisheries, Mr. Mohamed A. Salah; the Director General of Counter Piracy, Mr. Abdirizak Mohamed Ahmed and the Director General of the Ministry of Fisheries, Mr. Abdiwahid Mohamed Hersi. Covering a wide range of topics, the talks were aimed at bringing both sides up to date with the significant progress that has been made in countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden. They also covered ways in which further cooperation between NATO and the Puntland authorities could be developed.   During the talks Commodore Hijmans received a telephone call from the President of Puntland, His Excellency, President Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud “Farole”. President Farole and Commodore Hijmans spoke about the progress the Farole administration is making to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa and to bring stabilization to Puntland.  Speaking after the talks, Commodore Michiel Hijmans said: “Meetings like this are one of the critical factors to obtain long term successes against piracy in this region.”  NATO works alongside the European Union Task Force (EUNAVFOR) and the Combined Maritime Force (CMF) as well as independent nations to tackle the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.
NATO has contributed to the international counter piracy effort off the Horn of Africa since December 2008.  The mission has expanded from escorting UN and World Food Programme Shipping under Operation Allied Provider and protecting merchant traffic in the Gulf of Aden under Operation Allied Protector.  In addition to these activities and as part of the latest mission, Operation Ocean Shield, NATO is working with other international bodies to help develop capacity of countries in the region to tackle piracy on their own.    NATO has recently announced its continuing commitment to counter-piracy by extending Operation Ocean Shield to December 2012.  The NATO Task Force consists of 3 ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2.  These are:  Hnlms De Zeven Provinciën (Flagship) – Nld Uss Cole – Usa Tcg Gelibolu – Tur

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Top NATO Commander visits Maritime HQ, London

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 febbraio 2010

London.The Supreme Allied Commander Europe (known as SACEUR), Admiral James Stavridis yesterday visited NATO’s Maritime HQ based at Northwood, London.  SACEUR is the commanding officer of NATO’s Allied Command Operations (ACO). During his visit to Northwood HQ Admiral Stavridis received an update on NATO’s maritime counter piracy mission code-named Operation Ocean Shield, which sees NATO warships patrolling the waters off the Horn of Africa.  Afterwards the Admiral commented “how very proud he was” of the work Northwood HQ and the NATO warships are doing to combat the scourge of piracy.  During his visit Admiral Stavridis took the opportunity to update Northwood staff on wider NATO missions, including operations in Afghanistan.
Admiral James Stavridis took over this post July 1, 2009. He is responsible to NATO’s Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO. SACEUR, a United States Flag or General officer, leads all NATO military operations and is dual-hatted as Commander US European Command.  His command is exercised from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Mons, Belgium.

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Il Nobel per la pace tra luci e ombre

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 ottobre 2009

obamanobel1_intIl Nobel al capo della maggiore potenza planetaria, al presidente, in carica, di un paese ufficialmente ancora in guerra non convince tutti. Quello a Barack Obama è, per alcuni, un Nobel “preventivo”, o addirittura “ridicolo”. Ma più che immotivata, la scelta presa a Oslo (all’unanimità, pare) è quantomeno contraddittoria. Oltre che sbagliata nei tempi. A voler essere generosi, insomma, si tratta di un augurio e di un invito a proseguire lungo una strada appena abbozzata. La guerra in Afghanistan non è conclusa, l’Iraq è nel limbo, e in Pakistan le roccheforti dei talebani resistono ancora ai bombardamenti. In Medio oriente la road map stenta a ripartire, e l’Iran non ha abbandonato affatto i suoi piani nucleari. Insomma, cosa abbia fatto il commander in chief degli Stati Uniti per meritarsi il premio non è chiaro. Certo, i suoi discorsi di apertura, da Istanbul al Cairo, hanno segnato una tappa importante nella ricerca di una nuova fase nei rapporti fra Islam e Occidente. Certo, il suo interesse per l’Africa. Forse la volontà di costruire una partnership con la Cina (magari rinunciando a incontrare il Dalai Lama, come è successo pochi giorni fa). Forse la rinuncia allo scudo spaziale per ammorbidire Mosca. Forse. Buone intenzioni ma nulla di più, per ora. È troppo presto, come ha subito notato Lech Walesa, che il Nobel l’ha vinto nel 1983: «Non ha ancora avuto il tempo di mantenere le sue promesse». Forse era meglio aspettare. Forse sarebbe stato ancora più corretto premiarlo alla fine del suo mandato, come è successo per Jimmy Carter, o per Al Gore. Forse, soprattutto, sarebbe stato meglio premiare l’impegno quotidiano e silenzioso di chi non gode, per le proprie buone intenzioni, di una tale tribuna mondiale. Come è stato fatto con l’iraniana Shirin Ebadi e con Muhammad Yunus, l’economista bengalese inventore del microcredito. O con la dissidente birmana Aung San Suu Kyi, con Medici senza frontiere, con madre Teresa di Calcutta. O come si è fatto ieri per la letteratura, premiando non una celebrità, ma Herta Müller, una scrittrice che con i suoi libri ha testimoniato contro il totalitarismo (e i totalitarismi). Insomma, si poteva fare meglio. Una scelta “forzata”, che rischia di rivelarsi controproducente per lo stesso Obama. Perché rischia di caricare di troppe aspettative le sue mosse future, e di rendere più evidenti le (tante) continuità con gli anni di Bush. Forse a Oslo, trascinati dall’entusiasmo per l’elezione del primo presidente americano di colore, hanno difettato di lucidità. Senza arrivare a scomodare alcuni precedenti “illustri” (come il mancato premio a Gandhi, tanto per ricordarne uno), e senza mettere minimamente in discussione la forza del sogno obamiano, è lecito dire che sinceramente – al di là di tutto, al di là di quanto Obama abbia o non abbia fatto, o di quanto abbia in animo di fare – dare il Nobel per la pace all’uomo più potente del mondo non sembra proprio la migliore delle scelte possibili? (fonte Ffwebmagazine)

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Ship’s crew visit charity in Djibouti

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 aprile 2009

During a port visit to Djibouti, crew members from the Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo took the opportunity to visit Caritas, the international association of charity facilities. ESPS Blas de Lezo is part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) which is in the Gulf of Aden conducting the counter piracy mission, Operation Allied Protector and was in Djibouti to replenish supplies and for crew rest.  The ship’s Chaplain and some crew members visited Caritas to deliver some school and medical supplies which were gratefully received. During the port visit the ship held a non-official lunch on board with the High Representative for the European Union in Djibouti, the Spanish Consul in the city and the Commander of the Air Force Squadron Deployment for Atlanta Operation. On the 2nd of April, ESPS Blas de Lezo, departed to join again the counter-piracy operations.

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