Posts From The Road: Eleven Mile Canyon

first_imgFishing: A fisherman cast his line in hopes of snagging some trout. Fishing is said to be excellent in this stretch of the Platte River. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Rushing Waters: A closer view illustrates the power and volume of water in the river as it rushes downstream through Eleven Mile Canyon. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Taking the Plunge: A swimmer jumps from the rocky ledge into the ice cold Platte River. Eleven Mile Canyon offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comBy GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los AlamosWe are out and about this summer but on a limited basis. We are staying closer to home and taking short trips. In past years, we would take five to six trips per year and stay out six to eight weeks before returning to our home. We began this year with a month long trip in January. On trip two we planned on being out about seven weeks beginning in late February. And then March happened! That trip was cut short and we returned home mid-March to spend the next several weeks at home wondering if we would ever get out again.One of our recent outings was to spend a few days in the Pike National Forest west of Colorado Springs. We discovered some hidden gems tucked away in the shadows of Pikes Peak.One of the sites that we enjoyed was Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area, which lies below the dam to Eleven Mile Reservoir. The canyon features the Platte River as it flows downstream after leaving the reservoir. A dirt road leads from County Road 96 and continues until you have to turn back at the dam.This beautiful canyon is filled with an abundance of green foliage and a rugged rocky landscape along the river. The area offers four campsites as well as hiking, fishing, climbing, and water recreation in the Platte River. The area is operated by the National Forest Service and there is a modest fee to enter the canyon.Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Platte River: The Platte River flows through Eleven Mile Canyon in the Pike National Forest west of Colorado Springs, Colo. A dam up canyon forms Eleven Mile Reservoir and this Recreation Area is downstream from the dam. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Natural Beauty: Eleven Mile Canyon is breath-taking beautiful. The Platte River is lined with huge boulders and lush green foliage that create a great place of natural beauty. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Peak Scientific’s Fusion 1010 generator gets ‘double smart’ with output

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Air Products wins Genesis Cryogenic Services contract

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Actually, it’s the actuaries

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Project training includes Breakbulk Asia exhibition pass

first_imgThe course, developed by overdimensional cargo network the Project Professionals Group, will run in conjunction and partnership with JoC Breakbulk Events & Magazine as part of Breakbulk Asia’s education component.Course presenter Kevin Stephens said fast tracking skills in project forwarding or simply gaining a better understanding of the complexities involved in heavy lift transportation were the key objectives of the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management.”The chance to see and meet the world’s leading service providers and suppliers during the expo and then attend a training course that will highlight how to provide higher levels of client satisfaction as a project forwarder is a unique combination,” Mr Stephens said.”This course is designed to fast track skills that otherwise could take many years to acquire and is ideally suited to rising stars in companies who want to strengthen their teams working in the heavy lift project forwarding sector,” Mr Stephens said.The non-technical training is open to all interested companies and combines project cargo skills and management tips with professional communication skills specifically for project communication, and responses to tender requests.Registration information, including testimonials, is available from www.ppgprojects.com and follow the education course link.last_img read more

Tseung Kwan O work starts

first_imgHONG KONG’s Financial Secretary Donald Tsang officiated at ceremonies on April 24 to mark the start of construction for the MTR extension to Tseung Kwan O. Several construction contracts have been awarded since the project was authorised last November, and MTR Corp Chairman Jack C K So expects to have the 12·5 km extension open to passengers in December 2002.Diverging from the existing Kwun Tong line at Lam Tin, the extension serves the new towns of Tseung Kwan O and Yau Tong in the east of the region. There will initially be five stations at Yau Tong, Tiu Keng Leng, Tseung Kwan O, Hang Hau and Po Lam. A sixth will be added near the depot at Area 86 (Tseung Kwan O South) when residential development reaches that point.The Kowloon – Canton Railway Corp board has approved plans for the next phase of its WestRail project, linking the existing East Rail main line at Sheung Shi to a new border crossing at Lok Ma Chau. Subject to government approval, work on the HK$9bn line could start next year for opening in 2004.last_img read more

Integrated plan

first_imgTHEDUTCH province of Zuid Holland is to take over responsibility for passenger services on the 49 km route between Dordrecht and Geldermalsen from January 2007.The provincial government intends to call tenders for an integrated concession covering train and local bus services. It has earmarked €7m for new halts, and €15m to increase service frequencies from 2009.H No bids were received for a 10-year contract to operate services on the 34 km Ede-Wageningen to Amersfoort line. nlast_img

Walker McGuire announce they are splitting up

first_imgOver their time as a band, Walker McGuire made their mark on Country music with the release of their self-titled EP in 2018 and their last single release Growin’ Up in September. The duo performed in the UK during the first ever Country Music Week, where they were a hit with fans.We’re sad to hear the news about the band’s split but we look forward to seeing what they do individually moving forward. Country duo Walker McGuire have announced that they are calling it quits and going their separate ways.Last Saturday the guys – Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire – were supporting Luke Combs at a show when Combs announced on stage that it was Walker McGuire’s last show. That took fans by surprise, who have been left to speculate since.A few hours ago, a post was released on Walker McGuire’s official Facebook page confirming the news. You can see the post below:It reads:As we posted earlier this week, we regret to inform everyone we’ve decided to end Walker McGuire. We want to thank everyone for their support and for following us on our journey the last five + years. You guys can keep up with Johnny on his new music page Johnny McGuire and follow Jordan on his Instagram @JordanWalker2At the end the post warns fans that the official Walker McGuire page will be deleted in a week. On Johnny’s Instagram page, he’s already teasing that solo music is coming soon:last_img read more

USDA Approves Florida’s Request For SNAP Recipients to Use EBT Online

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a waiver request allowing Florida food stamp recipients to purchase their groceries online.The approval was announced on Saturday, April 11, just one day after Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin developing plans to implement an online purchasing program for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.The current federal regulations prohibit SNAP recipients from purchasing groceries online with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Last week, Florida submitted a waiver to participate in the USDA’s Online Purchasing Pilot, which ensures Floridians can access nutritious food online through the currently authorized SNAP online retailers like Amazon, ShopRite and Walmart.“Allowing Florida families to purchase groceries online instead of venturing into a public store is a sound practice during this public health emergency and yet another step that will help Florida flatten the curve,” DeSantis said.With the spread of the novel coronavirus, many are concerned that forcing low-income individuals — who are more likely to have serious underlying health conditions — to shop in-store could expose them to unnecessary risk. After the USDA’s approval was announced Saturday, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried praised the feds for making an exception for Floridians.“I thank the USDA and Secretary [Sonny] Perdue for granting the state’s request to bring safer grocery options to Florida’s families in need,” Fried said.According to USDA, Florida’s SNAP participation is nearly 3 million individuals, about 1.5 million households, and totals nearly $4 billion annually in federal funding.last_img read more

Cows in the curriculum: How one school program is bringing the farm into the classroom

first_imgAnd that’s exactly what the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, along with partners the Midwest Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association North East, is doing through their “Adopt A Cow” classroom experience. Part of their “Discover Dairy” school program, this unique class project gives students the opportunity to follow the daily life and care of a dairy calf that’s all their own – without her ever needing to leave the farm.advertisementadvertisementUpon registration, participating classes are assigned a calf and receive a packet with her name and birthdate along with information about the farm she lives on and her routine of daily care. Throughout the year the class will receive photos of their heifer, updates on her life and in-class activities to complete. The real cherry on top for students is a live video chat with their calf and her caretaker towards the end of the school year. This provides them an opportunity to not only learn from the farmer’s own testimony, but to also ask their own questions.Discover Dairy targets elementary and middle school students, with a focus on teaching the role dairy plays in the school and community. “It brings a taste of the farm to the classroom,” says Mary Foote, the dairy education program manager at the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation. “Teachers love it because it preps students for those end-of-the-year exams while learning something different.” Additionally, she notes that all the lessons in the program, including Adopt A Cow, meet Common Core standards for math, science and reading.The concept for Adopt A Cow was inspired when the son of Jayne Sebright, the center’s executive director, came home from school and announced his class had adopted a jaguar from Africa. “That’s when she had her ‘Aha!’ moment,” Foote says. If far-off exotic wild cats could now make their way into the modern classroom, why not get a little closer to home with a dairy cow?For many students, Adopt A Cow is the first meaningful encounter with dairy beyond the grocery store. As Sebright points out, seeing a calf live on screen is the closest they can get to a farm tour without physically coming out. Sebright, herself a dairy farmer, has provided her own calves for use in the program.advertisement“We keep it very simple,” she says. “We don’t put much money or fanfare into it, but the kids and teachers love it.” As with the students, Sebright finds the video chat to be her favorite, most rewarding part. Being able to see the kids’ excitement and eagerness to learn speaks volumes to the foundation’s success.“Our end-all goal is for students to have a better connection with dairy,” Foote says. “We want to connect students with where their food comes from and have respect for the ag industry.”Currently, 776 educators are using the Discover Dairy curriculum nationwide. Of those, over 450 students from 16 classes concluded the past school year meeting their adopted calves via video chat. Foote hopes the program becomes more and more utilized and made readily available. So far, that outlook is very encouraging with a total of 105 classrooms already enrolled for the next school year. More farms have approached the foundation, asking to be involved and volunteering animals. Foote says they are hoping to utilize these additional calves in the coming school year.Foote points out that it isn’t always easy for teachers to find good materials that are standards based. Likewise, it is rare to see agriculture education programs that provide a personal in-depth encounter with the industry. This happy medium makes Discover Dairy so valuable, the best part being that it’s completely free to any school that would like to participate.Any dairy families interested in sharing their calves and knowledge are encouraged to reach out to their local school administrations. “Especially in more urban communities,” Foote says. “It gives farmers a great way to connect with their local consumers.” With the average American consumer being three to four generations away from the farm, Foote notes how important outreaches like Discover Dairy are for the industry. “As much as it is for the classroom,” she says, “it’s for our farmers as well.”  advertisementJaclyn Krymowski is a 2017 editorial intern.PHOTO 1: Comments, questions and letters from participating students expressed not only a profound interest and genuine excitement, but also a hunger for learning more.PHOTO 2: Adopting a calf gives students the opportunity to form a deeper, more personal connection with dairy without ever having to step foot outside the classroom.PHOTO 3: Jayne Sebright shares with students the commonplace items used in their calf’s care on a live video chat. Sebright has used her animals in the Adopt A Cow program since it began. Photos courtesy of the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania. The class pet is a classic schoolroom novelty that never gets old. But why stick to something that has to fit within the small parameters of a cage or aquarium? With modern technology, the right resources and a little creative innovation, there’s no saying that a dairy cow can’t be the next class project.last_img read more