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United States to Donate Radar to Honduras for Fight against Drug Trafficking

United States to Donate Radar to Honduras for Fight against Drug Trafficking

first_img U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Frank Mora confirmed in Honduras that his government will donate a special radar to combat illegal drug-trafficking flights. This device will be able to monitor irregular flights, he stressed. “A radar is important, but sometimes it’s possible to do things that don’t require greater financial capability, but that require greater levels of synchronization,” he noted. Mora did not provide specifics about the technical details of the equipment or its manufacturer, although in this case it should be a primary or long-range radar that will chiefly monitor the airspace over the Honduran Caribbean, the area through which the bulk of illegal flights pass from South America to the north. Mora was in Honduras to meet with Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla and Defense Minister Marlon Pascua, in order to explain the new defense strategy that U.S. President Barack Obama introduced in January. On his trip, the deputy assistant secretary also visited Guatemala and El Salvador. Mora emphasized to the two Honduran officials that his country has offered significant aid to the countries of Central America in order to improve collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking. For the fiscal year beginning in October, the United States has budgeted a donation of 130 million dollars for the countries of the region to execute their strategies against drug trafficking. This assistance is part of the cooperation provided through the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), which emphasizes institutional support for law enforcement, development, and prevention, among other areas, Mora explained. The deputy assistant secretary acknowledged that the United States needs to put more effort into reducing drug use, as President Porfirio Lobo asked, although the U.S. official explained that the acquisition of hallucinogens in the U.S. has fallen by about 30 percent. By Dialogo May 22, 2012last_img read more

Janovua “Jan” Chenault

Janovua “Jan” Chenault

first_imgJanovua Chenault, 76, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020.She was born March 13, 1944 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of the late James Bruce and Arley (Boyd) Stewart.Jan graduated from Powell County High School in Stanton, Kentucky, before relocating to Dearborn County, Indiana with her husband, Trulan M. Chenault, Sr., in the spring of 1965. Jan initially worked as a Bell Hop at the local Frisch’s drive-in, later at KFC, then retired after 12 years as a QMA at Shady Nook Nursing Home. Jan enjoyed baking cakes and spent some time making wedding cakes and selling special occasion cakes. Jan became a member of the Aurora Church of Christ on March 5, 1972. Jan was in service to her community through her employment and role as a parent in the Lawrenceburg Community Schools for many years. She spent a series of years coordinating help for Greendale Middle School carnivals. She also spent many years as a Vacation Bible School volunteer. She was known for her great hospitality. Jan loved her family dearly, and she cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.In addition to her loving husband, Trulan, of 56 years, Jan is survived by her children, Clara (Norm) Mounts of Aurora, IN, Jill (Tony) Alvord of Greer, SC, Trulan (Michelle) Chenault of Greendale, IN, and Anita (Mike) Reckers of Milan, IN; step-daughter Cindy (Jerry) Buuck of Ft. Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Amanda Mounts, Jesse Mounts (Destiny Thomas), Chris (Beth) Mounts, Jaqueline (Ryan) Dixon, Kayla Hunter, Jennifer (Jonathan) Wynn, Ashley Chenault, Jonathon Mealor (Brianna Johnson), Jacob Mealor (Ashley Henson), Sarah Reckers, and Elizabeth Reckers; step-grandchildren, Bonnie Buuck, Melissa (Michael) Cundiff, Hayley Buuck (Steven Bartkiewicz), Regina Reckers (Troy Gehrhart), and Shannon Reckers; 13 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jerelene Lacy of Stanton, KY; two brothers, Albergine (Helen) Stewart, Peculiar, MO, and Alvinith Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.Jan was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Olmen Stewart and Aulden Stewart.Friends will be received Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Aurora Church of Christ, 814 Sunnyside Av., Aurora, Indiana, 47001.Services will be held at the church on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:00 am with Brother Lynn White officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Church of Christ or Loving Hearts Hospice of Bright. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Hawks pound Leafs 13-2 in Murdoch Division playoff opener

Hawks pound Leafs 13-2 in Murdoch Division playoff opener

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsSo much for the Nelson Leafs surprising the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Hawks exploded for seven first-period goals en route to a 13-2 trouncing of the Leafs in game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Semi Final series Tuesday in Fruitvale.
Beaver Valley leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 with game two set for Wednesday night in Fruitvale. Games three and four shift back to Nelson Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena. Puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights.Beaver Valley showed no signs of not being ready for the Leafs, despite the last three games in the regular season being decided by one goal.Keanan Patershuk and Austin Sture gave the hosts a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the game.Then the Beaver Valley offence kicked into high gear as the Hawks struck for five unanswered goals, three coming on the power play to lead 7-0 after 20 minutes.Beaver Valley finished with four power play goals.Beaver Valley increased the margin to 8-0 before the Leafs scored twice as Raymond Reimer and Cameron Dobransky beat Mike Vlanich in the Hawks’ nets.In the third period the Hawks show no signs of letting up on the Green and White, pouring in another five markers on beleaguered goalie Nick Broessler, who had replaced starter Marcus Beesley late in the second period.Broessler was an emergency signing for Nelson after roster goalie Darren Hogg was listed as unavailable for the post season due to a lower body injury.Hogg has not played since early January.Taylor Love and Dallas Calvin led the onslaught each finishing with five points. Daniel Bishop and Keanan Patershuk each had four points, including two goals.Tyler Collins also had two goals while Love, Colton Donselaar, Ryan Edwards, Chris Derochie, Brantley Schapansky and Sture added singles.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro, who led the Hawks in scoring this season, finished with a point.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 44-27, including a 23-10 margin in the first period.PLAYOFF NOTES: Leaf captain Taylor O’Neil tried to shake up his troops by going toe-to-toe early in the second period with Jean-William Caron of the Hawks. . . .Cody Abbey, the instigator, was also involved in some fisticuffs with Taylor Love of Beaver Valley. . . .Nelson’s Big Three scorers, Colton Schell, Gavin Currie and Joel Stewart, along with late-season BCHL signing Dustin Johnson, were all held scoreless. . . .Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler scored in overtime to spark the Castlegar Rebels to a 7-6 victory over Spokane in game two of the Murdoch semi final. Spokane had tied the game with 20 seconds remaining in the third period. The Rebels lead the series 2-0 with game three set for Thursday in Spokane. Castlegar won the opener [email protected]last_img read more

Slackpacking in the Cederberg

Slackpacking in the Cederberg

first_imgThe magnificent mountainous region of the Cederberg. (Image: South African Tourism) The Cederberg scenery can change dramatically, dropping down sharply into green, vegetated kloofs. (Image: South African Tourism) Rock art found in the Cederberg. (Image: South African Tourism) While it may have lessened the load the hikers had to carry, the donkey cart didn’t ensure a complete lack of discomfort. (Image: Shaen Adey)Fiona McintoshI’m an avid hiker, but as I’ve got older – no, let’s not been so harsh – wiser and more mature, I’ve found the logistics of multi-day hiking in South Africa somewhat taxing.Much as I love escaping to the wilderness for a few days, the thought of cramming my tent, sleeping bag, clothes and dehydrated rather than “proper” food into my rucksack (for a foodie like me the worst sacrifice) and then lugging it on my back for the duration of the trail, is almost guaranteed to put me off.So it was with some delight that I discovered a clutch of new multi-day hiking trails where your bags are transported between overnight spots while you walk with just your camera, lunch and a waterproof in your daypack.Slackpacking“Slackpacking”, as this refined form of hiking is coined, has long been popular in the US, New Zealand and Europe but has only caught on in South Africa in the last decade. But its growth has been fast and there are now at least 30 slackpacking trails in the country. Most are along spectacular sections of the coastline, but a few criss-cross mountain wilderness areas that were previously the preserve of only the fit and self-sufficient, khaki-shorted, hardy hiker.The latest addition to the fold is the Cederberg Heritage Route (CHR). In common with many other slackpacking trails, the CHR is much more than just a hiking trail. The guided three- to five-day route options include cultural visits and rock art tours.It offers unique Cederberg experiences that give the visitor an exceptional insight into the spectacular natural and cultural landscape of this remote corner of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.Back into the pastOn day one, however, I was questioning my choice of trail. Our group, mainly in their 50s, had spent a delightful morning exploring the rock art sites of the Jan Dissels River Valley. David Swart, a local guide trained up as part of Clanwilliam’s Living Landscape Project, was passionate about his job and could barely control his enthusiasm for the paintings.He bounded from site to site, squatting down to show us ochre-coloured eland, tiny outlines of fat-tailed sheep, and the distinctive depictions of shamans and explaining the trance scenes and the pressure points.He took us back a couple of millennia to when San and, later, Khoi people lived in this beautiful valley; made us stand out at the edge of the shelters so as to understand importance of aspect in the choice of sacred sites and cave dwellings and captivated us with the rich heritage of the Cederberg.It was a pleasant, leisurely walk, and by the time we’d retraced our steps and driven the short distance to the lunch-stop at the grave of Louis Leipoldt (a famous local poet, doctor botanist and cook), we had shaken off the stresses of the city and were enjoying the pace of life in the mountains.Then came the donkey cart ride. It sounded innocuous enough, a sedate transfer from the top of the Pakhuis Pass some 12km down the 4×4 track to Heuningvlei, one of the old mission villages nestled under the towering Krakadouw Peak. Once the donkeys had been rounded up and harnessed, we clambered onto the traditional wooden carts and waved David goodbye.Hanging on for dear lifeThe donkey cart is still the main form of transport in the area and the three pairs in the train clearly knew the ropes. But it was not all smooth going. Potholes had developed in the sandy track following a bout of unusually severe winter rain, so the initial uphill stage was far from smooth, while the descents were quite terrifying as the donkeys, knowing that they were homeward bound, chafed at the bit.Our toothless driver attempted to slow us down occasionally by ramming his foot on the brake – a piece of old car tyre attached to the back wheels – but it was obvious, if unnerving, that he was perfectly comfortable with the pace.We hung on for dear life, knuckles white as we bounced up and down on the cushions covering the hard wooden benches, hoping that the donkeys could canter faster than the cart’s gathering momentum. At the bottom of each hill the pace would slacken allowing our thumping hearts to calm down before the next charge.It was exhilarating stuff and we arrived at Heuningvlei in need of a stiff drink. The thorough pre-trip notes had warned that there was no alcohol to be had in the mission villages, so we’d secreted some whisky (and a couple of wine boxes) in our bags. Under the circumstances, it was a wise precaution – this is, after all, a trail for those who like life’s spoils.Home comfortsOur luggage was unloaded and Anna Ockhuis welcomed us into her home, one of the community guesthouses that accommodate hikers. Although new to the game, and by no means fluent in English, the villagers have embraced this new venture and what they lack in sophistication, they more than make up for in warm hospitality.The Cederberg has a couple of basic stone huts in the wilderness area but until the trail was developed there was nothing more comfortable. Now, as we were experiencing, you can hike all day and arrive at a village to find a cup of tea, hot shower, wholesome meal and a soft bed waiting.In keeping with the aims of the trail – to spread the benefits wide – our chefs, Rene Veloen and her mum Helena Ockhuis (the Ockhuis’ were the original farm owners and every second person we met seemed to carry the surname), were from different households and they appeared soon after our arrival to ask what time we’d like to dine.Supper arrived on the dot – a vast meal of meatballs, chicken, braaivleis, boerewors sweet potatoes, a local specialty sous bonntjies (beans in curry sauce) and fresh salad presented by our beaming chefs. I’d stated that I was vegetarian and was impressed by the varied offerings. There was always a tasty tuna bake, macaroni cheese or vegetable hotpot laid out.Helena giggled when we asked what the rich sponge dessert was. “I call it telephone pudding,” she explained. “It’s so quick to make that I can do it in the space of a phone call.”On the Wuppertal trailFrom Heuningvlei, the routes diverge with hikers on the five-day Wuppertal trail spending the next day either hiking or swimming among the incredible rock formations, rare cedar trees and wild flowers or, if they are strong hikers, scaling Krakadouw Peak for its spectacular views. They then spend a second night at Heuningvlei before continuing on the trail, via the village of Brugkraal, down to the Moravian Midssion village of Wuppertal, the oldest settlement in the region.Our route led up from behind the village to Krakadouw Pass. It was a magnificent hike. Our guide, Joey – you guessed it – Ockhuis, has lived in the valley all his life. He took us to a rock shelter with some poorly-preserved paintings where one of his friends had lived for 35 years while working on the road to Pakhuis Pass. We’d come down that road the previous day and he pointed out a well-preserved stone canal system, which carried water to what had been the garden.We stopped for a quick break at the stone hikers’ hut at base of Krakadouw Peak, wishing that we had the extra day to scramble up to its craggy summit, and then headed on up to the neck. The path steepened, but was surprisingly well maintained with stone steps and rainwater channels.A diverse landscapeThe great walls of Krakadouw rose above us punctuating the deep blue sky, and at the saddle the exposed, weathered sandstone rocks were a burnt orange – a stunning backdrop to the clusters of purple and pink everlastings.Once over the pass, the scenery changed dramatically. We dropped down sharply into a green, vegetated kloof and enjoyed the shade provided by stands of yellowwoods. Joey held out some small plants for us to taste – yum yums – a sweet, refreshing clover. After a couple of hours the gradient eased off and a round fort came into view on the ridge above us.“The British built this blockhouse in 1901 during the Anglo-Boer War,” Joey told us. We had no idea that the troops had penetrated so far into this mountainous terrain.Below us we could see the Boskloof cottages and the end of the trail. We sauntered along the river, enjoying the sunshine and the yellow daisies. Although no walk in the park, the pace and terrain of the hiking section had not caused our averagely-fit group any problems.Our celebratory braai that night, in Klein Boschkloof, a delightful guesthouse on a citrus farm, was under a star-studded sky the like of which I have never seen. The Cederberg is only two hours from Cape Town yet there was not a single artificial light to be seen. It’s a rare privilege to venture so deep into the mountains and to experience life in the communities. It had been a very, very special trail.For reservations contact Cederberg African Travel, tel +27 (0) 27 482 2444, email [email protected] or visit www.cedheroute.co.za.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] McIntosh is the author of Slackpacking: A Guide to South Africa’s Top Leisure Trails, published by Sunbird. Related articlesUnforgettable South African hiking trails The adventure starts here South Africa’s tourist highlights World heritage in South Africa Useful linksCederberg Heritage Traillast_img read more

Is the Canon 24-105 L II the Best All-Purpose Lens?

Is the Canon 24-105 L II the Best All-Purpose Lens?

first_imgEvery lens kit needs a good walk-around and all-purpose lens. The recently released Canon 24-105 L II just might be the glass you’ve been looking for.Image via Canon EuropeAs a documentary filmmaker, having a lens that can work in a variety of situations is invaluable. For the last few years, the Canon 24-105L has been the lens I pull out my bag most often for a multitude of reasons. Now this lens has just been updated to a version II, presumably making it even better. With these improvements, has this lens become the best walk-around lens on the market?The ImprovementsHere’s a quick clip from Canon in which the company’s Technical Advisor Rudy Winston covers some of the improvements made to the lens. Below I’ll spotlight some of my favorite improvements to the Canon 24-105 L II.Improved Image StabilizationImage via Canon EuropeOne of the biggest features that I look for in a walk-around lens is image stabilization. If you ever have to operate handheld or have to grab a camera and run to capture a scene, you know how crucial a good image stabilization system can be. Canon noticed this need and this is one of the reasons why the biggest improvement across the board with this lens is the image stabilization.The image stabilization in the Canon 24-105 L II offers four stops, versus the three stops in the previous model. Photographers can shoot at lower shutter speeds and still capture crisp images. Filmmakers can get a steadier image while operating handheld and at longer focal lengths.More times than I’d like to admit I have found myself needing to conduct an in-the-moment interview without access to a tripod. Most recently I was in the Adirondack mountain of upstate New York. I was deep into the woods filming a lumberjack with no tripod in sight. In situations like this, when you need to conduct in interview, the image stabilization (and a steady hand) become your best friend.Improved Image QualityImage via B&HOverall, the image quality was really good in version I — granted, it wasn’t perfect. However, this lens still made some improvements to the overall image quality. Those improvements are most seen in the 105mm focal length and the 24mm focal length. The lens in now slightly sharper at 105mm than it was previously. Also, it features a stop less of vignetting at 24mm. There is now also less barrel distortion at 24mm compared to the first version of the lens.The iris blade has also been changed from 9-bladed to 10. This increase in aperture blades will help to create a rounder, more circular bokeh.SummaryOverall, the Canon 24-105 L IS was already a very solid and dependable lens. Now with these improvements on the 24-105 L IS II , it makes this lens even more of a viable option. Yes, the f/4 is still a drawback, but once you take this lens (or even its predecessor) into the field, you’ll always want it by your side.What’s your favorite walk-around or all-purpose lens? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Start Investing In Brand You

Start Investing In Brand You

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You are a brand. You’re “Brand You!”You are the only asset that makes up “brand you,” and you are the only real asset you have to produce results in business and in life. The more effective “brand you” becomes, the better your results and the stronger that brand.If you want a more powerful “brand you,” you have to start making investments in that brand.Investing Time in Your Personal and Professional DevelopmentYour brand is built on your ability to create value. The greater the value you create, the more valuable your brand. Your personal development is the keys to creating more value. If you want a stronger “brand you,” you have to make an investment of time.You have to invest time in improving yourself. You have to stop spending time on novelties and distractions and instead invest your time reading books, journals, or business magazines. Investing your time attending classes, webinars, and seminars builds your abilities, gives you new ideas, and improves your brand. You also need to invest time assessing your performance to determine what you need to improve to get better results. All of this takes time.If your brand isn’t getting stronger from week to week, an investment of time produces a seriously outsized result.Investing Money in Tools, Training, and ResourcesThe people with the most powerful personal brands invest in their own development. They spend their money on the tools, the training, and the resources they need to improve and build their brands.They invest in books and audiobooks. They attend conferences and seminars (many attending conferences where they would be qualified to speak). They pay for personal training and personal coaching. They even attend webinars and teleseminars.The people with powerful personal brands invest in the tools, the training, and the resources that improve that brand because the return on investment is so great. The money they invest in developing themselves is returned many times over in future results.If your brand isn’t where you want it to be, you might need to make a greater investment in building the underlying asset.Investing In Action to Get the Benefit of your InvestmentIf you want to improve “brand you,” you have to invest more than your time and your money. You have to take what you are learning and put it to good use.The single reason that most people don’t improve their results after investing their time and money on their personal development is because they fail to act on what they’ve learned. Learning something and not applying it is the same as not having learned it. Knowing what to do and not doing it is the same as not knowing what to do.Never leave the site of an investment of your time or money without a concrete, written action plan. Make the commitment to act on what you have learned. This is why I almost always write a series of questions at the bottom of each blog post. You shouldn’t even invest the time in reading this blog without making some commitment to take action (or at least recommit to taking some action).What are you investing in “brand you?”QuestionsWhat investments do you need to start making in “Brand You?”What investments of time will build your personal brand?What investments in personal and professional development do you need to make?Do you ensure that you improve your results when you work on your personal development by taking action on what you have learned? How can you do better?last_img read more

Round 4: Pacquiao trying to retaliate, Horn bloodied

Round 4: Pacquiao trying to retaliate, Horn bloodied

first_imgChina furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, left, clinches with Jeff Horn of Australia, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APStraight right by Jeff Horn and that puts Manny Pacquiao on the ropes.But Pacquiao connects with a left.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Round 3: Fighters engaging phone book style Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Horn with the takedown.And Horn connects and that wakes up Pacquiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHorn lands the uppercut and it seems he still has control of the fight but the Aussie has sustained a cut on the forehead. What ‘missteps’? Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more