Global Affairs Canada Funds CDEMA’s COVID-19 Logistics Hub Operations

first_imgInternationalNewsRegional Global Affairs Canada Funds CDEMA’s COVID-19 Logistics Hub Operations by: – July 22, 2020 Share Sharing is caring! (Media Release) Canada continues to show its commitment to the fight against COVID-19 in the region by partnering with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), with its latest approval of funds to support the establishment of the Integrated Regional Logistics Hub (IRLH). A total of CAD$401,359.53 was re-allocated from the Targeted Support to CDEMA Project, towards the operations of the hub, which will ensure the supply of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical supplies to the frontline workers of its 18 Participating States.“Canada is proud to support CDEMA in establishing the Integrated Regional Logistics Hub. We believe this is a key element of the regional response to COVID-19 that will support CDEMA states with much-needed personal protective equipment and medical supplies, and serve as a foundation for future disaster response efforts in the region,” said, High Commissioner Marie Legault.Executive Director (ag) of CDEMA, Elizabeth Riley explained, “Analysis of past significant hazard events in CDEMA Participating States has identified logistics as a fundamental area to be strengthened in our Regional Response Mechanism. This critical and timely support from the Government and people of Canada for the Integrated Regional Logistics Hub will strengthen CDEMA’s capacity to support our Participating States in times of greatest need.”“As the designated lead in the management of logistics operations for the supply of COVID-19 medical supplies to CARICOM countries, CDEMA is deeply appreciative of the partnership with diverse partners: the Government of Barbados, the Barbados Red Cross and the World Food Programme”, said Riley.The IRLH, located in Barbados, serves as a primary repository and transshipment point for COVID-19 relief supplies. Where direct delivery cannot be facilitated to the States, the items will be delivered to the IRLH for organization and storage before national, sub-regional or regional transit.The funds will also aid in upgrading the emergency telecommunication systems and facilitate training of personnel in logistics and warehouse management through the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM).Canada is proud to maintain a close relationship with CDEMA and the Caribbean. Tweetcenter_img Share Share 71 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Couple says ‘I do’ during total solar eclipse, in the path of totality

first_img Related ABC News.(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) — Newlyweds Samantha and Cameron Kuhn had an out-of-this-world wedding today during the total solar eclipse. They celebrated with their closest friends and family in the path of totality in St. Joseph, Missouri.“Being able to do the wedding on the day of the solar eclipse couldn’t be any more perfect,” bride Samantha Kuhn, 28, told ABC News.After completing their vows, the bride and groom joined their guests, all wearing certified solar eclipse glasses, in a field behind the altar to take in another “rare and wonderful” occasion — the total solar eclipse.“I’ll go out and have about 2 minutes and 40 seconds of totality and just take in that moment,” the bride said on “Good Morning America” this morning in anticipation of the ceremony. “It’s going to be amazing.”The astronomy-loving bride has been obsessed with all things celestial since she was in the third grade, even wanting to become an astronaut.“Once I realized the planets were out there and we were all suspended in this solar system, I couldn’t wrap my head around it but I loved that. It completely fascinated me,” she told ABC News.So when her now-husband Cameron Kuhn popped the question, picking the day was a no brainer.“The coolest part about this, the eclipse is kind of like a time stamp,” the groom said. “It will stand out in everybody’s memories even more.”The wedding had heavenly touches and an outer space motif including DIY “galaxy globe” centerpieces — similar to snow globes, but full of glitter instead — for the reception tables.While the wedding party waited for the total eclipse to happen, they listened to instrumental music that “kind of sounds space soundtrack-y,” said the bride.She also sported a magical braid to show off her galaxy-colored hair of blue and fuchsia hues.And she couldn’t walk down the aisle without her space-themed high heels, also planning ahead with matching lace-up flats to dance the night away at the reception.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more