Video: Road Trippin

first_imgSummer is finally beginning to take hold here in the Blue Ridge and that means one thing, the open road. The kids are out of school by now and if you have not already signed them up for one of those 2 month summer camps, you’ll probably be tearing your hair out in a matter of weeks. There is a cure, however, and it’s a good one: the Road Trip.Our July issue will feature five of the best weekend road trips in the Blue Ridge, from epic mountain biking to fishing to climbing, we can help you get your summer plans dialed. Below is a smattering of images from the “research” I did while on assignment as a little teaser of what’s to come.Road Tripping from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.And now a little history.When I was a kid, my parents packed my four siblings and me into a 1986 Chevy Beauville 12 passenger van and took us across the country not once, but twice in a period of 5 years. I was too young to be involved in the planning or execution of these trips, but I do have vague memories of lines on maps and hushed talk of “scheduled stops” and things of that nature. My parents were very into letting things do what they do and not interfere too much. They were certainly not headband wearing hippies, not at the time at least, but you could definitely see that side of them.When we went to the Grand Canyon on the first trip, my parents let my 15 year-old brother lead my 14-year-old sister and 11-year-old me on an overnight hike down into the canyon. We slept with no tent on top of a picnic table because we were scared of scorpions.The whole family took a 10 mile hike from the rim to the base of the canyon, on a quest to find a cool waterfall my dad had heard about. It turned out to be this, regarded as one of the most beautiful in the world and the coolest place I have ever been to. We then proceeded to climb up and impress even the local tribe with our brave teenage rock jumping prowess.We camped every night, ate lunch from a cooler at rest stops or random small towns, and played silly word games during the long stretches of straight highway. Of course, this wasn’t some 12-seat utopia; we bickered and whined just like normal kids, but we also treated each mass van exodus like we were bursting onto a new playground, a place we had never seen or experienced before that was ours for the taking.This youthful exuberance is had to rebottle once we know the stresses adulthood, but that’s the beauty of a road trip. You’re mobile, away from normal life, experiencing new and exciting things you may have never experienced before. Who has time to worry about whatever it is you usually worry about? You can leave your cares and worries behind because this is supposed to be fun, damnit.So let us help you plan a road trip this summer. Keep a lookout for the feature in our July issue.last_img read more

Cheers Abound For Equestrian Fans

first_imgBy Dialogo July 23, 2011 The sport isn’t very popular and the site for the event is more than 40 miles from Rio de Janeiro. However, at least a thousand people have attended to watch the dressage, jumping and eventing for the 5th Military World Games at the National Equestrian Center in General Eloy Menezes Equestrian Park. The jumping competitions are attracting the most viewers. The audience reaction ranges from minutes of silence, in order to not disturb the athletes to waves of emotion similar to that of a sound when someone scores a goal in soccer. When Captain Claudio Gogga finished his first race on Friday, July 22, fans greeted him with an explosion of joy: the Brazilians rose from the seats, raised their arms, waved their flags and joyously applauded the Captain’s performance. “I was hoarse from supporting the swim team on Monday. Now I’m going to leave here without a voice,” said Ivone de Carvalho Reinold, a housewife of 50 years. Ivone took advantage of her children’s vacation to bring them to these Games. During the dressage category, fans remain quiet as the competitors exhibit their skills to the sounds of classical music. But at the end of each show, the fans let their voices be heard. The language that prevails, however, is Spanish. Of the 20 athletes competing in the Equestrian event, four are Brazilians, while the rest of the riders are from Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay (four each). Wearing a shirt of Uruguay, Major Mauro Sathler Gripp, 40, seems to be one of the Uruguayan fans. “I’m a fan of teams riding horses. That is the spirit of the Games of Peace: a Brazilian with a shirt of Uruguay,” he explains. Accompanied by his wife, Rita Lauren, and his sons, Peter and Bruno, 12 and 9 years respectively, Gripp came from afar to support Brazil and neighboring Uruguay. The Major serves in the Army in Três Corações, a city in Minas Gerais. “We took the kids on vacation and came to watch this important event,” said Rita.last_img read more

Peruvian Army Sergeant Dies in Confrontation against Shining Path

first_imgBy Dialogo August 14, 2012 A Peruvian Army sergeant was killed Aug. 12, during a clash with a column of Shining Path guerrillas in Junín Department (east), informed the Joint Command of the Armed Forces. The clash occurred near the town of Mazángaro in the jungle of Junín, which is located in the Apurimac and Ene rivers valley (VRAE), a coca-growing area where drug traffickers operate. The military command did not say whether the soldiers were injured or if there were casualties among the members of the Shining Path movement. According to Peruvian authorities, the Army patrols roamed the areas where Shining Path bases were operating in alliance with drug gangs. The military Joint Command attributed the attack to retaliation for the capture of a member of this group on Aug. 11, by soldiers in the same area. In May, a soldier was killed during a terrorist act against a military base in Junín Department, and earlier, on April 27, three soldiers died in a clash in the Cusco Region (southeast). The Shining Path, which dismembered around the mid-1990’s, unleashed an internal war between 1980 and 2000, leaving 69,000 people dead or missing, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. According to authorities, its top leaders are imprisoned and carrying out long sentences, but a remainder of at least 200 men is still in existence.last_img read more

WCUC 2019: Challenges/opportunities come with future tech

first_imgWorld Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch addresses the audience at this year’s World Credit Union Conference. (World Council photo) World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch channeled 6th-century BC Chinese Philosopher Lao-Tzu for his “State of the Movement” presentation during Monday morning’s general session at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference.“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness,” said Branch, using language from Tao Te Ching—Lao Tzu’s classic text—to introduce the concept of how technological disruption is ushering in a digital future.“People have become accustomed to getting their information, getting their news, doing their social networking with their mobile phones and, of course, their payment services and commerce with their mobile phones. And therefore, it’s only natural they’re going to expect to access their financial services via their mobile phones,” said Branch.He explained that is why World Council’s goal for 2025 is the global digitization of the credit union system—and why cooperatives provide the perfect model for accomplishing that goal. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Opatija recorded the largest decline, and Šibenik the largest increase in apartment prices

first_imgClassifieds data they showed that during June, apartment prices fell precisely in the cities where “squares” are the most expensive. Thus, June prices recorded an increase in value of 0,1 percent on a monthly basis and 3,2 percent on an annual basis, and only some cities on the sea recorded a decline in prices.The largest monthly decline in apartment prices during June was recorded in Opatija. Prices there fell by 2,2 percent, and an average of 2885 euros was demanded for one square meter. According to, a drop of 1,6 percent was recorded in Dubrovnik, where apartment prices dropped to 3875 euros per “square meter”. The price of apartments in the Umag area fell by 1,3 percent on a monthly basis, and in June it amounted to 1954 euros per square meter. A monthly decline of 0,6 percent was recorded in Poreč, where an average of 1724 euros were demanded for a “square” apartment, and Senj, where the average asking price per square meter was 1205 euros. In Split, the June price dropped to 2275 euros, which is 0,4 percent lower than a month earlier.The largest monthly increase in apartment prices during June was recorded in Šibenik, where prices per square meter rose by 2,7 percent and rose to 1564 euros. In Pula, apartment prices rose by 1,7 percent on a monthly basis, averaging 1365 euros per “square meter” in June. An analysis of data showed that a monthly increase in apartment prices of 0,4 percent was recorded in Rijeka – where the average asking price was 1383 euros per square meter, and Zadar, where an average of 1879 euros was demanded for a “square”.Rural House Kod Slapa, Bogatic / Booking.comRising prices for apartments in the interior            The data showed that monthly prices of housing prices in the continental area were recorded in June, but despite that they were still lower in most of the cities there than in the same month last year.The price of “square meters” for Zagreb and Osijek apartments increased by 0,2 percent on a monthly basis, and in June in Zagreb it amounted to EUR 1675, and in Osijek to EUR 955. Prices of apartments in Slavonski Brod increased by 1 percent, and amounted to 873 euros per square meter, while Sisak recorded an increase of 1,3 percent and an average price of “square meters” of 751 euros. The biggest annual drop in prices during June was recorded in Bjelovar, where apartments were 5,8 percent cheaper than in the same month last year. On a monthly basis, the prices of apartments there are still rising, so the price per square meter was 796 euros, which is 0,6 percent more than a month earlier.Apartments are most in demand in Zagreb, Zadar and SplitThe analysis of advertisement data showed that during June, the offer of apartments sold in the area of ​​Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Pula and Osijek was the most searched. When it comes to potential foreign buyers, they showed the greatest interest in apartments in Zagreb, Split, Makarska, Porec and Pula, and most often came from BiH, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia.last_img read more

Bogor regency faces backlog of 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples

first_imgThe number of daily new cases in Bogor regency increased sharply in early October, with a record number of additional cases ranging from 20 to 60 people a day.Read also: Government to periodically evaluate COVID-19 swab test price capAde expressed concern that the delay in PCR testing would increase the spread of COVID-19 in districts categorized as “red zones”. “There is a delay in information about whether the residents are confirmed to be positive or not,” he said.According to Ade, the regency has conducted PCR tests on 21,986 samples during the pandemic, far from the target of 60,000 samples, or 1 percent of the population of nearly 6 million people in Bogor regency.Ade said the regency was currently testing 200 samples a day, below the target of 300 to 400 samples a day.Bogor regency has six PCR testing machines, but four are reportedly unusable.The working PCR machines are located in public hospitals in Ciawi, Cibinong, Cileungsi and Leuwiliang. Meanwhile, the other two units are in the Cibinong Labkesda and a mobile Biosafety Level-2 laboratory. (syk)Topics : Some 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples have piled up at the regional health laboratory (Labkesda) in Bogor regency, West Java, as the number of cases in the regency continues to increase.Bogor Regent Ade Yasin said the samples had begun piling up toward the end of September because of the laboratory’s limited polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination tools, urging the Bogor Health Agency to accelerate its handling of the samples.“The health agency must explain how many PCR kits are available now and immediately activate the Labkesda,” said Ade in a performance evaluation letter on Wednesday, as quoted by read more

$60M Horizon estate in South Ripley predicted to sell out quickly

first_imgThe $1.2 billion Providence project has just released a new $60 million estate called Horizon which will have 280 lots in the estate in South Ripley.WITH continued strong demand for affordable land in the booming Ripley Valley, this developer is expecting its new $60 million estate to be sold out within 12 months.AMEX Corporation is developing Horizons, the latest precinct in their $1.2 billion Providence project in South Ripley.The first release, called Parque, will have 43 lots ranging in size from 294sq m to 540sq m starting at $175,200.Providence project director Michael Khan said Horizon would be the most eastern precinct to date within Providence, and provided an opportunity for buyers to purchase rare elevated blocks, close to the planned town centre and future district park.“With stunning panoramic views to the east, Horizon will be the first lots available in the community that get to enjoy stunning sun rises over the mountains,” he said.Providence in South Ripley. Picture: Jack TranWith the full Horizon estate of 280 lots expected to be sold out within a year, the estate is set to offer a wide variety of allotment sizes, elevations and views with a north easterly aspects.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Khan said the Parque release featured frontages ranging from 10.5m to 18m wide, including large corner blocks and family-sized villa lots that are well elevated to take advantage of the views.“With over 75 per cent of new buyers being owner occupiers, people are turning their attention to Providence to capitalise on its price growth and strong community focus,” he said.“The strong sales activity at Providence is a real-world example of growing demand for a well-designed residential community.”Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley growth corridor where $4.4 billion worth of residential projects are currently underway.Providence in South Ripley.Oliver Hume Queensland joint managing director Brinton Keath said the Ripley Valley remained one of Queensland’s hottest property markets due to its proximity to job hubs at Ipswich, Amberley and Springfield.“The Centenary Highway residential corridor will be become the epicentre for residential housing growth in Queensland over the next decade with hundreds of people moving into the area every month,” Mr Keath said.“This trend will be the case for the next 20 years due to the number, scale and quality of the major projects that are now being developed along the Centenary ‘road to riches’ Highway.”Search for new House & Land packageslast_img read more

Antique power coop needs P17M to remove 200 electric posts

first_imgThe Antique Electric Cooperative needs P17 million to remove the posts affected by the road widening project. A total of 200 posts are set to be removed as these pose danger to commuters, especially at night. ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY He said the posts removal isexpensive, costing to around P30,000 to P40,000 each, serving as the mainlineof the electricity that ANTECO is distributing to its consumers. He added some of the 80 posts removedwere from Barangay Madrangca to Barangay San Fernando in San Jose deBuenavista.  He added the affected posts will beremoved within this year or early next year. SAN JOSE, Antique – The AntiqueElectric Cooperative (ANTECO) needs P17 million to remove 200 electric postsaffected by the road widening project from Barangay Atabay here to BarangayCubay in Sibalom, Antique.    “ANTECO has removed 80 posts fromBarangay Bantayan to Barangay San Pedro in San Jose town toward Barangay Cubay,Sibalom but those were the ones that had been prioritized because of the dangerthese pose to commuters,” Veñegas said. “Once we remove the pole we have tohave it replaced by a new one outside of the DPWH road right of way,” Veñegasadded.  Neal Peter Veñegas, manager of theANTECO technical services division, on Dec. 19 said they have submitted afinancial request for P17 million, citing the Joint Circular 1, Series 2017 ofthe Department of Energy and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)to compensate for the expense of the removal of the posts.  The new pole to be used is 35 feethigh Yellow Pine that is sturdy and could last for around 15 to 20 years.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Robert F. Grieshop

first_img“I’ve lived a good life and have been a very fortunate man” were words spoken by Robert (Bob) Grieshop who passed away on May 2, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus in Batesville at the age of 83. Born in Batesville on February, 27, 1934, he was the son of Walter and Eleanor (Nee: Druhman) Grieshop.  He married Joan Duvelius on October 11, 1958.  The couple have three children; Janet (Roger) Kirschner, Mark (Deb) Grieshop, Beth (Ron) Bulach, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Bob will be remembered for his kindness, honesty and integrity.  He taught his family to treat people with kindness, help those in need, and always do the right thing.Bob was a loyal person, having worked as a toolmaker for Hill-Rom for over forty years. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956.  Bob always had his priorities in check, putting family first.  He enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting and school events, and never missed a family milestone.  In recent years his love and loyalty was shown as the devoted caregiver to his wife Joanie.Bob was a generous yet frugal man; giving selflessly to church, charities, and family.   Yet, if he could salvage something using duct tape, he would.  If a vacuum cleaner or small appliance was broken he would try to “fix” it.  Consequently, there is quite a collection of broken down appliances lying around the house.Bob loved the outdoors and had many hobbies over the years including hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening. He was a talented woodworker, making furniture for the family home. He bowled on a league for over 20 years. After retirement he spent countless hours enjoying the family farm.  No one is quite sure what went on out there, but it made him happy and that’s all that mattered.He and Joanie enjoyed many vacations over the years.  They crisscrossed the US and Canada on bus trips, took countless trips to Gatlinburg and took a family trip to San Francisco just last year.Bob was a devout member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus and the Batesville American Legion.  He is survived by his wife and children.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by grandchild Taylor Grieshop, brothers John, Tom, Carl and Don Grieshop and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.The family invites you to pay tribute to a life well lived by attending the visitation on Sunday, May 7 from 1 -4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 12:45 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on May 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Oldenburg Academy Capital Improvement Fund or XI Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.last_img read more

Holcomb signs bills to help crime fighters

first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. — Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a pair of measures that law enforcement officials believe will enhance their ability to build cases against criminals.SEA 322 requires people arrested for felonies to provide a DNA sample. DNA evidence has proven to be reliable and effective in prosecuting crimes.Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer says, “Taking DNA samples of convicted felons has proved effective in solving crime and making our Indiana communities safer as a result.  Indiana implemented this measure almost 11 years ago.  It was the right thing to do then and the right thing to do now is the passage of this legislation that authorizes law enforcement to take a DNA sample from a felony offender at the time of his arrest.  This tool has already proven itself to be effective in solving crime in this state.”HEA 1406 is a new law that allows police and prosecutors to aggregate heroin purchases over a 90-day period to reach a total certain weight. The new procedure will allow prosecutors to seek longer sentences. The bill also makes dealing heroin a non-suspend able Level 2 or 3 felonies. Additionally, the law makes theft of a controlled substance from a pharmacist while on duty a level 4 felony.last_img read more