Centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region, Stafford is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population. For those coming from further out, three major D.C. Metro Area airports allow for easy access to the area. Get on the Potomac by way of the recently opened Widewater State Park. Located on a peninsula where Aquia Creekand the Potomac Rivermeet, there are two canoe-kayak launches open for use. Hike the trail for views of the water and enjoy a picnic outside. More trails and amenities to come. This season, Hoover will be jumping into the backwaters and creek arms of the Potomac River where the tidal influence makes the fishing experience more fun and challenging, and the fish tend to be bigger and more tenacious. Retired U.S. Navy officer Chad “Knot Right” Hoover, founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing, chose Stafford, Va. as a Trail Series destination for several reasons. Once the end of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad line, Aquia Landing Park is the perfect place to launch from the beach and spend all day reeling in your catch. National Attention For some inland fishing, look no further than Stafford’s lakes. In addition to several native species, Lake Mooney is stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, red ear sunfish, and bluegill. Fish Curtis Lake from the water or use the public fishing pier on the shore. The Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Series Tournament will be coming to the area in June of 2020 and 2021. Between 150 to 250 anglers in the Mid-Atlantic Region and beyond will compete on the Potomac River to qualify for the regional finals and the series championship. “It offers lots of access, world class fishing, ever changing conditions, and the opportunity to experience more than just great fishing,” he said. “There is proximity to so much water and diversity that makes Stafford a great destination for a Kayak Bass Fishing Trail event for years to come.” Once you get off the water, explore all of the historical attractions, beautiful parks, art exhibits, excellent golf courses, and outdoor recreation in one of Virginia’s fastest growing counties. Several marinas in the area also offer access to the waterways and supplies to stock up on. With so many ways to fish in Stafford County, do your research and come up with a plan before your visit so you have the most successful strategy out on the water. Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve on Accokeek Creek provides another access point for fishing in the area. In addition to the ADA-accessible canoe-kayak launch, there are several miles of hiking trails that give you views of the landscape and wildlife. Stafford County will also be featured in upcoming episodes of Kayak Bassin, a nationally televised show featured on the World Fishing Network and the Sportsman Channel. Hoover, host of the show, takes a deep dive into adventures off the beaten path where power boats can’t reach with valuable tips and tricks for anglers of all abilities. Fishing in Stafford County has caught the attention of anglers on the national scene. Visit tourstaffordva.com/fishing/ for more information on fishing and booking tournaments in Stafford County. Discover the hidden gems that are Stafford’s rivers and lakes when you book your next fishing trip to Virginia’s coast. Stay Awhile Head out on the Rappahannock from the Historic Port of Falmouth or Little Falls Boat Ramp. Depending on your desired trip length, you can take the river all the way down to the Chesapeake Bay. Take a trip to Government Island, which once provided Aquia sandstone to the White House and U.S. Capitol, and learn the rich history of the area on the trails throughout the park. Located just 25 miles north of Stafford County, take the day to see the sights in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Or visit George Washington’s Boyhood Home from ages six to 22 and the place from which the “chopping of the cherry tree” tale originated. Bordered by the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, Stafford County, Va. offers a variety of fishing for anglers of all styles and abilities. From the exciting top water action for tidal largemouth bass to the thrill of catching a Northern Snakehead, see for yourself why Stafford is unique. “The great thing about this area is that it’s got all these little reservoirs everywhere,” Hoover said. “You’ve got world-famous Potomac River fishing, you’ve got this emerging snakehead trophy fishery, and then you’ve got proximity to a lot of other really cool stuff. It’s a really affordable place to stay in a relaxed kind of country setting when you don’t want to be around the hustle and bustle of D.C. And really, there’s just great fishing everywhere!” At the Stafford Civil War Park, you can learn about the importance of the region in the 19th century. Head to the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, a Broadway-quality dinner theater and performing arts center, for a dazzling show. If you have never considered fishing from a kayak, Hoover will show you how it is done. The Stafford episodes will begin airing in 2020, reaching 45 million households and thousands of viewers online. Kick back and relax at one of the four breweries and two wineries in Stafford. Locals and visitors will enjoy their daily and weekly events no matter the season. Take your pick of places to stay for a good night’s rest before another day of adventure.
By Dialogo September 22, 2010 Very interesting and predictable, since Brazil has always been a client of British naval war material. but for the current situation is too little; because for the Brazilian navy to do its mission it needs to quadruple the above mentioned resources. Following Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva’s attempts at consolidating the country’s defense system through his National Defense Strategy started in 2008, the South American giant has now signed a cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom’s largest defense contractor, BAE Systems. Known as the BAE deal, the multi-billion dollar contract will supply vessels to the Brazilian Navy, opening the gateway to Brazil’s further strengthening of its defense technology and equipment, said Infodefensa.com, a news source covering defense and security topics. The agreement, according to Reuters, will include six patrol boats – costing between 93 and 120 million dollars each – and five or six Type-26 frigates. The patrol boats will more likely be used in general maritime security and search-and-rescue operations, as well as for surveillance and deterrence around the Brazilian offshore oil fields. In addition, BAE Systems, was also adjudicated a contract to maintain and upgrade the vessels over the next 20 to 30 years. Part of President Lula’s Defense Strategy included an objective to protect its enormous territory and the rich oil reserves off the Brazilian coasts, said Infodefensa.com. Another objective of the Strategy included generating jobs through the creation of local factories for military equipment. Brazil has already purchased four Scorpène-class diesel-electric attack submarines from France and is building a shipyard in Rio de Janeiro to develop and market its own similar models.
By Guillermo Saavedra / Diálogo October 04, 2019 Units of the Chilean Army conduct surveillance and provide logistics support, technology, and transport in the fight against illegal activities such as narcotrafficking, human trafficking, smuggling money, and other related crimes.“There was pressure from narcotrafficking recipient countries in Europe, the United States, and also the OAS [Organization of American States], which urged Chile to implement control measures, make them official, and present them,” Guillermo Holzmann, Chilean political and defense analyst and scholar at the University of Valparaíso’s School of Economic and Administrative Science, told Diálogo.The North Joint Command, under the Chilean Joint Chiefs of Staff, leads the coordination with the Armed Forces’ different capabilities and police forces. Service members provide logistics and technological support to trace and identify criminals, while police elements are responsible for arresting them.According to Holzmann, narcotraffickers use routes that national authorities don’t control. “They [the routes] are explored, defined, and secured by criminal groups based in Italy, Russia, countries of the former Soviet Union, and China, which control them and define their use, with weapons and without weapons,” said Holzmann.“A large amount of the drug is loaded in small ports and then transported to much larger ships in open waters. That’s why fighting this requires a convergence of Navy, Air Force, and Army resources,” Holzmann said.Chilean Army General René Bonhomme, commander of the 6th Division, told Diálogo that police forces, despite doing their job adequately, “don’t have the capability to protect a border of considerable length, especially Bolivia’s, whose geography makes it very complex to manage and control.”According to the Chilean government, 64 percent of all drugs seized between 2010-2018 was concentrated in the north of the country bordering Bolivia and Peru, two countries considered to be among the largest cocaine producers. In 2019 alone, police forces disrupted 35 criminal gangs in the area and seized more than 1 ton of drugs.Transborder narcotrafficking in Chile has increased in recent years, especially in these areas that extend some 530 miles, with rugged terrain and peaks that reach 16,500 feet above sea level.“It’s a very complicated area weather-wise, with poor quality and badly configured roads and many gorges,” said Gen. Bonhomme. “Some groups move skillfully during the night, showing that they know and use the roads very well.”
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — AP Entertainment held their fourth annual team trivia event at Seton Catholic High School in Binghamton Saturday night. The 2017 event set the Guinness World Record for largest team trivia gathering of more than two person teams. This year’s event drew more than 500 people. “What we do is we actually give the proceeds to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, so people come out to donate to a good cause and they end up having a great time as well,” said Papaleo. Organizer Andy Papaleo tells 12 news that in addition to trivia, dinner and open bar, participants are able to support a good cause. One of the teams in attendance featured three finalists from the 2019 Jeopardy Teacher’s Tournament.
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Education, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Education Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary and Higher Education Noe Ortega to serve as the next Secretary of Education. Ortega will replace Pedro Rivera, who will continue to serve as Secretary until he becomes President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Oct. 1, 2020.“Noe Ortega has a proven record of advocating for equity and access for all students,” said Gov. Wolf. “Recently, Noe has been spearheading Pennsylvania’s efforts to diversify our educator pipeline to make our classrooms better reflect the students we educate, and his expertise will continue to advance the department’s mission of ensuring Pennsylvania’s learners have access to the educational opportunities that will help them succeed.”Before joining PDE in 2017, Ortega spent eight years at the University of Michigan (U-M), where he held several academic and administrative roles, including working as the Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and as the Managing Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. Ortega also spent nearly a decade working in the areas of financial aid and enrollment management at both public and private universities in Texas and served as a P-16 Specialist for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He also spent nearly seven years as director of a language institute in Japan where he trained teachers in the area of early childhood language acquisition.“Under Pedro Rivera’s leadership Pennsylvania adopted the landmark basic education funding formula, the Future Ready PA Index, an innovative school measuring tool for communities to more easily evaluate how their schools are performing, and implemented a school improvement strategy to provide struggling schools with resources and guidance to help them develop plans responsive to local conditions and needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “His leadership has been critical during the commonwealth’s response to COVID-19 and the relationships he cultivated with education stakeholders during his tenure have strengthened the ties between state and local partners and allowed local schools to inform state education policy.”Ver esta página en español. August 04, 2020 Gov. Wolf to Nominate Noe Ortega to Serve as Education Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Damien Keyes has been named a finalist for the 2016 REIQ Awards.TOWNSVILLE real estate agent Damien Keyes has been elected as The Real Estate Institute of Queensland regional director.The appointment, which was announced yesterday, means that Mr Keyes will now serve on the REIQ board of directors.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Keyes who is also the REIQ Townsille chairman and owner Keyes & Co Property said he was honoured to be elected to such an important position by his peers.“It’s definitely humbling and it’s an honour and it’s taken a couple days to sink in,” Mr Keyes said.“I’m excited to be their voice for regional Queensland because it does face different challenges.”Mr Keyes said he would also be continuing in his role as the REIQ Townsville chairman.He replaces Cairns-based real estate agent Deborah Duffy who stood down after serving on the board for 10 years.
The fire-stricken Grande America sank in the afternoon hours of March 12 some 180 nautical miles west of the French coast, the Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic confirmed.After it suffered a fire during the night of March 10, the 1997-built ship developed a worsening starboard list. The ro-ro container vessel subsequently capsized and sank in a water depth of around 4,600 meters.[#GrandeAmerica] Mardi 12 mars à 15h26 le navire italien #GrandeAmerica a coulé par 4600 mètres de fond, à environ 180 nautiques (333km) à l’ouest des côtes françaises. @SGMer @MarineNationale pic.twitter.com/HareUcHJAa— Premar Atlantique (@premaratlant) March 12, 2019All 26 crewmembers and one passenger were safely evacuated onto Royal Navy’s HMS Argyll on March 11.The fire started in one of the containers loaded on the weather deck, spreading to other containers positioned close by, while the vessel was in the Bay of Biscay, sailing from Hamburg, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco.Italian Grimaldi Group, the owner and operator of Grande America, earlier appointed the salvage company Ardent to provide assistance on the matter.[#GrandeAmerica] La frégate multi-missions (FREMM) Aquitaine et le BSAA (Bâtiment de Soutien et d’assistance affrété) VN Sapeur sont toujours sur zone. Ils continuent d’assurer la sécurité et la surveillance de la navigation. @SGMer @MarineNationale pic.twitter.com/rz98mZlf8B— Premar Atlantique (@premaratlant) March 12, 2019World Maritime News Staff
LocalNews Goodwill Primary receives $30,000 from Chinese business by: – June 23, 2011 Minister for Education Hon. Peter St. Jean. The Goodwill Primary School is the recipient of a $30,000.00 gift from the Chinese business community here to assist the institution with its auditorium project.Education Minister Peter St. Jean says this financial contribution signals the effective leadership and relationship which exists between the Chinese Community and Dominica.Eight Chinese businesses on island came together to make the cheque presentation at a ceremony at the Goodwill School auditorium on Wednesday.St Jean said the all negative talk against the Chinese should be dispelled.He has also commended the Principal Teacher’s Association, principal and staff of the Goodwill Primary School for the manner in which they have been conducting the affairs of the institution.He also told the students, PTA and teachers at the school, that they should make good use of the opportunity afforded to them from the Chinese community at a time when the entire world is affected by the global financial crisisMeanwhile Stella Zang of the Chinese businesses community has expressed gratitude for the support the Chinese business community has been receiving from the Dominican people.And principal of the school Murium Lewis says she is proud that the Chinese community has made the Goodwill Primary School the only primary learning institution in Dominica with a fist class auditorium.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Share Share 17 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!