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.
"These crimes are only possible because of $3.8 billion a year (or $10+ million *per day*) in bipartisan US military aid that gives Israel the guns, bullets, tanks, ships, jet fighters, missiles, helicopters, white phosphorus and other weapons to kill and maim the Palestinian...
Sea of Thieves. A Pirate's Life wants to ask you a question ... That kind of attention to detail has allowed Rare to create a living, breathing companion in Jack who will aid you in battle, and waltz around your ship during voyages, commenting on anything from the silly names of the islands to your choice of shanty as you sail to the next adventure ... .
FRANK GOGOLA Missoulian ... They’d then assemble and decorate the tree in their hotel room ... When the Hauck family would celebrate Christmas on their bowl game trips, it was Stacy who would pack up the tree and presents and ship them to the team hotel. Hauck, Schillinger and Pease all agreed that the wives are the unsung heroes who aid in their success ... .
In a two-year period from March 2018 to March 2020, more than 57,000 women in the United States requested abortion drugs through Aid Access, the third-party organization incorporated in Austria that connects women to Kale’s Indian business. Aid Access also connects women to doctors in the United States when the woman lives in one of the 12 U.S.
3,200 sachets of joint recharge (collagen, glucose, turmeric gel to reduce inflammation and aid soft tissue healing) ... All in all, 13 pallets of supplements have been shipped out by the official suppliers, PAS Nutrition ... Two metric tonnes of products have been shipped out.’.
Upon arriving in Duluth, Spar will assume Alder’s current area of responsibility on the Great Lakes, and continue the missions of maintaining aids to navigation, domestic icebreaking, search-and-rescue and law enforcement, the Coast Guard news release said ... The ships are expected to continue to service aids to navigation for many years to come.
The partnership will enable the integration of WNI’s weather forecasting data and OptimumShip Routeing (OSR) ... The aim is to boost safer navigation and reduce fuel consumption, which in turn will lessen emission levels and aid shipping’s decarbonisation ambitions.
American aid to Ukraine has drawn intense scrutiny in the past ... It does not appear to include any lethal aid, but instead will ship several radar systems designed to track incoming artillery rounds and drones, which have played a large role in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine over the past several years.
On June 9, the Patuxent steamed at maximum speed to aid the 15-member crew of the FalconLine, a cargo ship registered in the African nation of Gabon that was taking on water, arriving before it completely sank ... While it wasn’t immediately clear how many rescues the fleet’s ships ...
in the summer of 2020 Iran sent its first fuel tankers to Caracas, taking much needed fuel with them to the Bolivarian Republic, with many ships, completing the journey successfully and unhindered ... ships to dock ... US aid to Venezuela not humanitarian; meant for government change.
Meeting at the Toulouse Space Centre on Thursday 10 June, CNES Chairman & CEO Philippe Baptiste and Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman & CEO of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, signed a partnership agreement ...Smart ship routing to enhance safety at sea to aid crews and closely manage shipping’s environmental footprint.
In total, DirectRelief has shipped 164 tons and nearly $120 million in aid to India since May 2021, including Eli Lilly-donated Covid-19 therapies and other medications amounting to 1.4 million defined daily doses.
Testimony revealed the inner workings of Mattiello's campaign, including surveillance and opposition research being conducted on Frias, envelopes of cash exchanged, and a blurry line between state worker and campaign aide. Dufault testified at the trial about printing and shipping ...