Queen Rania Al Abdullah To Attend International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner

By on October 16, 2019

first_imgThe International Rescue Committee will host its annual Rescue Dinner (formally Freedom Award Dinner) to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.The event will honor Spyros Galinos, Mayor of Lesbos, Greece and The Mack Family.The Freedom Award is presented annually to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity. This year’s Freedom Award will be presented to Mayor Spyros Galinos. During the past two years, more than 660,000 refugees have passed through the Greek island of Lesbos, the epicenter of the largest migration of people since World War II. The island’s population is only 86,000, but these generous people have invited 25,000 Syrians, Afghanis and others to settle among them. Mayor Galinos is being recognized for his efforts to assist hundreds of thousands of refugees as they face a harrowing journey, and for working to bring awareness to the tragic human costs of the current refugee crisis.Additionally, Christy and John Mack, along with their children Jenna, John and Stephen K. Mack, will receive the John C. Whitehead Humanitarian Award. This award was created in recognition of Mr. Whitehead’s half-century of transformational leadership of the IRC and is presented annually to individuals who embody Mr. Whitehead’s spirit and passion for humanitarian causes and who have made significant contributions to saving and improving lives around the world. The Mack family is being recognized for their incredible support and engagement in Greece, with the IRC’s mobile health programs in Jordan, and their support of women and girls across the Middle East.“This year’s Rescue Dinner honorees embody the best of humanity. In a climate that can seem downright hostile at times, Mayor Galinos and the Mack family are living examples of the good that is desperately needed in the world right now. The choices they have made and the work that they do every day results in life-saving opportunities for thousands of refugees around the globe. We are humbled to honor them at this year’s gala,” said David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.David Miliband will be joined on stage by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, a member of the IRC Board of Directors. The evening will also feature a special performance by Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker.The Co-Chairs for this year’s Freedom Award Dinner are Katherine Farley, Merryl H. Tisch, Maureen White and Tracy R. Wolstencroft.last_img read more

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Premier visits Detention Center says TCI at war with Human Smuggling

By on September 17, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 3, 2017 – Illegal Immigration is not just a burning issue in the United States, it is a serious concern for the Turks and Caicos Islands and earlier this week, Premier Sharlene Robinson toured the South Dock Road detention Center.   Images of Premier Robinson are shared on the Office of the Premier Facebook Page, and while there are no comments on her observation of the state of the facility, there is comment on the Administration’s stance when it comes to illegal migrants.“Whilst this is an age old problem, we cannot relent on our efforts. We MUST do what is absolutely necessary to protect our borders and not be apologetic about it.  The repatriation and Detention costs are unsustainable.  I am grateful to the hardworking Immigration Officers, Police Officers and all other Agencies for their commitment and diligence over the past week.  We must be at war with Human trafficking and whatever else that may be entering via these sloops because it is certainly at war with us”.  Two boats were within hours of each other intercepted this past weekend; nearly all of the Haitians have been sent home at TCI expense.   It was reported to Magnetic Media in 2016 that it costs $6,900 per flight, and there were eight flights arranged for the 178 Haitian migrants.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Hero from The Greatest Generation is laid to rest at Miramar National

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first_img Updated: 6:44 PM Hero from “The Greatest Generation” is laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – He lied about his age, and joined the U.S. Marines at 15-years old. From there, Frank (Maselskis) Mason fought in two wars and returned home a hero. “Frank Mason is one of the reasons we can live the good life here in San Diego,” says Former Congressman and Veteran Duncan Hunter Senior.Mason was one of those guys who put country before everything else. During World War II, he was captured by the Japanese and tortured for 3 1/2-years as a POW. “Even with all that torture, all that pain, he returned home and re-upped to fight in the Korean War,” says Hunter. During that war, Frank was smack dab in the middle of the most brutal battle of the war, the Battle of Chosin. The Marines lost a lot of men that day, Frank was not one of them.“The streets of heaven are guarded by U.S. Marines and Frank is on duty now. He’ll keep it safe until the rest of us get there,” says Nick Popaditch, USMC (retd).Frank Mason leaves behind three daughters, nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. His final resting place the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California.R.I.P. Frank! Dan Plante, center_img Dan Plante Posted: August 20, 2018 August 20, 2018last_img read more

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