Saber Strike 17 kicks off in Latvia

first_img The annual combined-joint exercise Saber Strike 17 kicked off with troops and vehicles coming ashore with tactical landing crafts from maritime prepositioning ships in the Baltic Sea to Ventspils, Latvia, May 23-24, 2017.The exercise is held at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland and prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and meet their own security needs by improving the security of borders and countering threats.“We are interacting with our partners to reassure them that we will be here in a crisis or if something happens, because the United States is a strong ally of NATO,” said Maj. Jerry Aymond, the operations officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve.During the instream offloads, U.S. Marines and sailors came together with other partner nations to face the challenges of the complicated process of offloading equipment and vehicles such as tanks and bulldozers.“The ability to do an instream offload means we can offload a significant amount of equipment anywhere around the world, without a port. Now we don’t have to wait for equipment to come from the continental United States to respond to a crisis,” said Aymond.Forces from 26 nations, including the host nation Latvia, and over 11,000 service members are taking part in Saber Strike 17. View post tag: US Marines Authorities Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Saber Strikecenter_img View post tag: Latvia Back to overview,Home naval-today Saber Strike 17 kicks off in Latvia May 26, 2017 Saber Strike 17 kicks off in Latvialast_img read more

Tokyo seeks travel curbs as new infections tops 100 for 3rd day, says NHK

first_imgRead also: Beijing lifts most travel restrictions, says city’s outbreak containedTokyo on Friday reported 124 new cases, up from 107 the day before, partly due to increased testing among night-life workers in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro districts.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday the government was not planning to reintroduce a state of emergency. Curbs on movement pushed the world’s third-biggest economy into a recession in the first quarter, with a deeper contraction expected in the April-June period.Japan’s infection rates remain far below those of many other countries, but the recent rise in cases and the possibility of renewed restrictions have put authorities and businesses on edge.Topics : Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged residents of the Japanese capital not to travel beyond its borders on Saturday as new coronavirus infections topped 100 for a third day, public broadcaster NHK reported.Tokyo confirmed 131 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, NHK said.Cases in Tokyo have risen to a two-month high, driven by the spread of the virus in the capital’s night spots. Of Saturday’s tally, 100 were people in their 20s and 30s, Kyodo news agency said, citing Koike.last_img read more

JN Bank’s Community Connection heads to Lauderhill on June 30th

first_imgJanice McIntosh, chief representative officer of the JN Bank Florida Representative Office SOUTH FLORIDA – Residents in Lauderhill and the surrounding communities in South Florida are invited to attend the JN Bank Florida Community Connection event at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center on June 30.Janice McIntosh, chief representative officer of the JN Bank Florida Representative Office, said that the event is designed to connect the community with Jamaica, through the promotion of real estate, savings, airlines, tourist destinations, food and wellness.“This event is a ‘mash up’ of all things Jamaican, to give Jamaican residents in the Lauderhill community a reason to visit the country, as a tourist; or think seriously about planning to return to the land of their birth,” she said.Mrs McIntosh outlined that the event promises to be fun, exciting and a gateway to sample many things Jamaican. “It will also be an opportunity to ask questions, receive information about real estate investment and savings; as well as, sample some of  Jamaica’s tasty island cuisine,” she related.Patrons will also be able to learn about Jamaica, as a unique tourist destination; and to familiarise themselves with information about flight and accommodations and tours.Partners in the promotion of the event include: Sandals Jamaica; realtors and developers such as, the Gates of Edgehill; Better Homes Jamaica; Howard Johnson Realty Limited; Immobilien Real Estate Merchants and Keller Williams Realty.The Community Connection starts at 1:00 p.m. with a presentation by special guest speaker, Jamaican Consul General to Miami, the Hon. Oliver Mair.last_img read more