Haiti Leader Calls For ‘Red Helmet’ UN Force

first_imgBy Dialogo April 02, 2010 Haitian President René Préval has given his backing to the creation of a UN “red helmet” humanitarian rapid reaction force which could swing into action within hours of natural disasters. In a speech before a donor’s conference at the UN headquarters on Wednesday to pledge help for his quake-hit nation, Préval argued there was a “need for creating a humanitarian intervention force under the auspices of the UN to coordinate response to disasters, which are bound to occur.” Along with the January 12 quake that left over 220,000 people dead, Préval said recent major natural disasters such as the December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean and 2008’s Cyclone Nargis that struck Myanmar highlighted the need for rapid intervention to save the maximum numbers of lives. Préval was backed in his call by former French minister Nicole Guedj, who founded the “Red Helmet Foundation,” to lobby for the humanitarian force. UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called the goal “a good project that deserves study and reflection,” he added. Wednesday’s conference ended with some 50 international donors making 9.9-billion-dollars in pledges in a bid to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake.last_img read more

Rohr: Forget about my contract, let’s focus on Super Eagles

first_img Loading… The former Franco-German’s current deal with the Nigeria Football Federation expires in July and there has been no talk for an extension so far. Although the 66-year-old has made it clear that he wants to continue with the team, but he’s adamant that he won’t run after the Federation for a new deal.Advertisement Promoted Content17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian WomenCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind “I will not ask the NFF what is going on with my contract renewal (with just over three months left on his present deal). It’s for the NFF to approach me. I am still waiting,” BBC’s Osas Obayiuwana quoted Rohr on Twitter. “My job is to focus on the Super Eagles, as long as I am the coach of this team. And I am going to do just that.”Right now, my concern is that our players in Europe stay physically fit, even when they are not playing, because of the coronavirus situation.” Rohr signed with the Nigeria Football Federation back in 2016 and has to the Super to two major tournaments. Read Also:AFCON: Ex-Super Eagles midfielder lauds Rohr’s list against Sierra LeoneHe led the team to the 2018 world cup, where they failed to make it out of the group staga and also third-place finish at the 2019 Afcon tournament in Egypt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he was focusing on his job with the National team and not his contract situation with the NFF.last_img read more

Fortuna extends shirt sponsorship with Legia Warsaw

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile May 7, 2020 Share Share Eastern European gambling operator Fortuna Entertainment continues to boost its coverage within football by confirming that it has extended its shirt sponsorship of Polish Ekstraklasa football club Legia Warsaw.Updating the market, Fortuna marketing revealed that following a review of its partnership and brand coverage with Legia, the operator will now extend its official shirt sponsorship for a further three years.Renewing sponsorship terms, Fortuna will additionally gain heightened exposure at Legia Warsaw’s Polish Army Stadium (capacity – 32,000).Leszek Haba, Head of Marketing for Poland, at Fortuna, commented on the extended sponsorship“The last three years has been a period of great success for Legia, and for Fortuna it has been a time where we have positioned ourselves at the top of the Polish betting market. Without the help of Legia, we would not have been able to attain this.“The extension of our contract shows that both sides aspire to progress further; we wish to help Legia Warsaw to their next sporting success and be an integral part of the club.”Fortuna Entertainment maintains its commitment to promoting its main betting brand through partnership. Last October  the operator was named as official betting partner of the Czech Football Association (Fotbalová asociace České republiky; FAČR)last_img read more