In international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.
Aid may serve one or more functions: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behaviour desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to provide infrastructure needed by the donor for resource extraction from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access. Humanitarian and altruistic purposes are at least partly responsible for the giving of aid.
Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the types of transfers considered "aid" vary from country to country. For example, the United States government discontinued the reporting of military aid as part of its foreign aid figures in 1958. The most widely used measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance" (ODA).
In armed conflict and in daily life, ships have become an integral part of modern commercial and military systems. Fishing boats are used by millions of fishermen throughout the world. Military forces operate vessels for naval warfare and to transport and support forces ashore. Commercial vessels, nearly 35,000 in number, carried 7.4billion tons of cargo in 2007. As of 2011, there are about 104,304 ships with IMO numbers in the world.
Ships were always a key in history's great explorations and scientific and technological development. Navigators such as Zheng He spread such inventions as the compass and gunpowder. Ships have been used for such purposes as colonization and the slave trade, and have served scientific, cultural, and humanitarian needs. After the 16th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers significantly contributed to the world population growth.Ship transport has shaped the world's economy into today's energy-intensive pattern.
Ship's A.I. was created untold millennia ago by the Celestials as the operating system for a data collection device. The Celestials had genetically manipulated humanity, and they left the Ship in the area that would come to be known as Mongolia to monitor humanity's progress.
Circa 1100 A.D., a Mongolian immortal known as Garbha-Hsien (later known as Saul), discovered the Ship and lived next to it while he researched its mysteries. Saul never attempted to enter the Ship.
In time, the Egyptian immortal En Sabah Nur learned of Saul and sought him out as another immortal. In a confrontation, En Sabah Nur slew all of Saul's guards. Saul then sought to humble his fellow "forever-walker" by revealing the secret titanic vessel. Having had previous experience with futuristic technology due to his encounters with Rama-Tut, Nur attacked Saul and left the other immortal for dead and entered the Ship. He emerged later as a vastly changed being who now called himself Apocalypse.
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A humanitarian ship operating in the people trafficking waters of the Mediterranean Sea rescued 196 people on Saturday ... The ship's crew carried out two additional rescues in the same area Saturday afternoon, first plucking 54 people from a dinghy and 64 others from a wooden vessel ... Rescue ship with 572 migrants to dock in Italy.
Poe Reef is just eight feet below the water’s surface, and is a hazard to the shipping channel just south of Bois Blanc Island... Built in 1880, the Front RangeLighthouse aided ships that transported lumber from many mills along the shore.
It followed months of intransigence on the part of Moscow, which argued that all aid should be channeled through the regime in Damascus... Cross-line operations refer to internal shipments of aid from Damascus to rebel-held parts of the country, whereas cross-border aid is shipped directly to those areas by other nations.
Mr Abbey donated the cement during a fund-raising event organized by El-Chris TruthAcademy which aimed at mobilizing resources and funds to pay for the land and rehabilitate the dilapidated school ... T. BrothersLimited, McDan Shipping Company, Electrochem Ghana Limited, and other companies within the Tema enclave to come to the aid of the school ... GNA.
19 through 3 p.m. Aug. 23 ... ALSO READ ... The 8-mile journey for the sand and silt, dredged from the Mississippi River as part of the Corps' mission of maintaining a 9-foot navigation channel in the river to aid commercial shipping traffic, will include loading it onto a barge during daylight hours Mondays through Fridays through the end of August ... 20.
MEXICOCITY (AP) — Two Mexican ships carrying food, fuel and medical supplies were sailing to Cuba on Tuesday and a third was getting ready to head there Wednesday, in what experts said was Mexico's biggest aid run for Cuba in almost three decades ... A second ship operated by the Mexican navy left Tuesday, and the third ship will leave Wednesday.
The INSMagen, the Israeli Navy’s most advanced Sa’ar 6 corvette missile ship, docked in Haifa port in December but the ship still smells new and is still being fitted with all its weapons systems ...Omer Karmi as he welcomed The Jerusalem Post onto the ship. “The whole ship is new, in every single way.
Now is the time for a county-wide recycling program, suggests Samantha Buterbaugh, the creator behind Biz Aid LLC - Recycling... The county, through the ConservationDistrict, already acted as a grant fiduciary to obtain a larger material compressor bailer, put into operation in November 2019, by Biz Aid.
"I am sure that the U.S ...The Mexican government is due to send two ships of aid to Cuba, comprising oxygen, medicine, food and fuel, to help alleviate the economic and health crises sparked by the pandemic ... Enditem .