Oregon Coast Guard rescues man who fell 800 feet into volcanic crater

first_imgU.S. Coast Guard(NORTH BEND, Ore.) — Coast Guard officers rescued an Oregon man who fell several hundred feet into a volcanic crater, officials said Tuesday.Coast Guard airmen arrived to the Crater Lake — a dormant volcano near North Bend — at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday after receiving a call for support from park rangers, who said a man had fallen 800 feet into the caldera.An air crew descended about 600 feet into the crater with a rope team via helicopter. They said they could hear the man yelling for help from below. “Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a call at 3:47 p.m., from the Crater Lake National Park Service rangers requesting helicopter support for an injured man who fell into Crater Lake’s caldera near Rims Village,” Coast Guard officials said in a statement on Tuesday.“The aircrew was hovering above the injured man within 15 minutes of arriving on scene and conducted the hoist before landing in a nearby parking lot and transferring the injured man to the AirLink helicopter crew,” it added.Officials with the Crater Lake National Park posted images from the scene on its Facebook page, capturing Coast Guard officers as they arrived to rescue the man.“A big THANK YOU to all who helped in this effort,” the park wrote.Officials said the extent of the man’s injuries and his condition were unknown as of late Tuesday. The man’s identity has not been released.Crater Lake did not offer information about how the victim may have fallen in, but it previously warned visitors about the dangers of getting too close to the sleeping volcano’s edge.“A few times every year, visitors get too close and fall, often resulting in severe injury or death,” Crater Lake said in a statement in May. “Rocks and snow near the edge of the caldera are unstable and may give way without warning. Overhangs of snow called cornices build up over the winter, and it might look like you’re standing on solid ground when you’re actually standing on a thin layer of snow hanging over air.”“We try our best to mark the edge in the most popular areas of the park, but it’s just not feasible or desirable to rope or fence off the 33 miles around the lake,” it added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Strategic planning is a journey

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Shazia ManusIn an article I recently wrote for Credit Union Business, I examined the challenges and changes occurring in the realm of strategic planning. As today’s financial institution (FI) leaders adapt to an ever-changing, hyper-competitive environment, their strategic planning objectives and efforts must also evolve.Defining the ideal consumer experience by understanding the channels, products and services most used by an FI’s customers is an important first step in the strategic planning process. Once this ideal consumer experience has been identified, strategic planning to best further your FI’s core objectives can begin.In the article, “Three Traits of Successful Strategic Planners,” I highlight the characteristics I believe are key for an effective strategic planner to possess. The excerpt below takes a closer look at the first trait.Trait #1: Take Walks Around the Magic Kingdom (with Eyes and Ears Wide Open)FI leaders must carry out their planning in an intentional, disciplined and yet fluid way. Think of strategic planning as a journey, rather than an annual event. This may mean setting aside time each week to do what I like to call “taking a walk around the magic kingdom with eyes and ears wide open.” continue reading »last_img read more

Most US athletes in survey want Olympic delay: report

first_imgWhen asked if they supported the Tokyo Olympics going ahead as scheduled from July 24-August 9, 41 percent replied they did not back that idea with 34% percent saying the matter was complicated and more information was needed.The two-hour meeting also included athletes being asked when a decision should be made on what to do with the Tokyo Olympics, with a third saying the choice needed to come as soon as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has enough information.Almost a quarter wanted a decision no later than April 15, while 18 percent wanted an immediate decision.USOPC board chair Susanne Lyons said Friday her group will defer to the IOC as it gathers information from around the world. Topics : Almost three-quarters of the 300 US athletes who took part in a virtual town hall with US Olympic officials support delaying the 2020 Tokyo Games, USA Today reported Sunday.The poll followed calls to postpone the Olympics due to the global coronavirus pandemic by USA Swimming and USA Track & Field — the federations set to send the most American athletes to Japan in an expected delegation of more than 600 competitors.In all, 70 percent of the athletes supported a postponement with another 23 percent saying it would depend on the consequences of such a move, according to details of the weekend poll given to the newspaper by a member of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Athletes Advisory Council who participated in the meeting.center_img “At this point in time, we do not feel that it’s necessary for us to insist that they make a decision,” Lyons said.Nathan Adrian, a five-time US Olympic relay swim champion, says he doesn’t want to compete under current conditions.”I would have real moral objections, if the situation was the same as it was today, to competing,” Adrian told USA Today.US hammer thrower Gwen Berry told the newspaper she worries over the IOC’s decision.”I feel the IOC is being really, really selfish in trying to push it,” she said. “And there’s no need to push it.”Some US athletes told the newspaper about the disruption to training that safety measures to avoid spreading coronavirus have caused, including six-time US all-around men’s gymnastics champion Sam Mikulak, who has struggled to find access to equipment to train upon.”I’ve had a plan for four years to do Olympic-level routines, and right now I’d have to drop back to my basic routines,” Mikulak said.”It’s really throwing a four-year preparation out the window if they keep doing this.”last_img read more

Chelsea target spotted boarding flight to London ahead of Stamford Bridge move

first_img shining Chelsea midfield target Jorginho has been spotted boarding a flight to London from Naples airport ahead of a reported Blues transfer.According to CalcioNapoli24, the Napoli star left Italy this morning with his destination marked for England’s capital. REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Jorginho is proving to play a key factor in the Sarri deal 1 A video was taken of the Italian at the airport and can be seen below.It has emerged in the last 24 hours that Jorginho was a shock target for Chelsea having previously been strongly linked with a move to Man City. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? REAL DEAL REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City smart causal silverware Latest Chelsea News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker possible xi tense Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 🛫 #Jorginho lascia #Napoli! Il centrocampista in viaggio verso #londraEra in compagnia di #ViniciusMoraisIl mio video esclusivo per @CalcioNapoli24 pic.twitter.com/ELYAgE688J— Giuseppe Foria (@GiuseppeForia_) July 11, 2018A deal was not completed for the City move and so it appears the Blues have swooped, wrapping up a £57.5m deal that will play an important role in also securing Maurizio Sarri as the club’s new manager.Gonzalo Higuain is another name who has been strongly rumoured to be heading to Stamford Bridge, as Roman Abramovich looks to put together a Sarri revolution. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham starlast_img read more

KCCA powers past SC Villa

first_img Tags: KCCA FCSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA (yellow) have not lost any of their first seven gamesStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa 2-3 KCCA FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 06-11-2018NAMBOOLE – KCCA FC overcame Sc Villa 3-2 at the Mandela National Stadium in one of the four StarTiimes Uganda Premier League matches played on Tuesday.The Jogoos had the opening chance of the game when winger Joseph Ssemuju out ran his marker Filbert Obenchan for a close range shot that was saved by keeper Charles Lukwago.The hosts got into the lead on 13 minutes after Albert Mugisha shot from 25 yards beat the Kcca shot stopper.The Kasasiros replied quickly through a counter attack led by skipper Timothy Awany who made a cross from the left to meet Julius Poloto for the winger to head in the ball three minutes later.Moments later, Mugisha made a defense splitter in 18 yards for Semmujju who set up Bashir Mutanda at close range,but his effort was saved by Charles Lukwago.15 minutes from half time, Manko Kaweesa failed to clear a cross from Julius Poloto directing the ball into his own net to put KCCA one up.The hosts equalised in the dying moments of the first period through a Bashir Mutanda finish.In the second half, substitute Jackson Nunda headed in the winner with his fast touch of the game after a short corner between Allan Okello and Julius Poloto.The victory stretched Kcca FC’s unbeaten run to seven games whilst the Joggos continue to suffer at the bottom of the table and have now suffered 4 consecutive league defeats.Day 1, Match day 7 results.-Ndejje University fc 0-3 Bright Stars FC-Bull FC 0-0 Uganda Revenue Authority FC-Nyamityobora Fc 0-1 Kirinya Jinja.Comments last_img read more

Giants’ waiver wire frenzy continues, team claims sixth player in six-week span

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants didn’t add a single player on waivers during the 2018 season.This week, they’ve brought three new players onto the 40-man roster through waiver claims as the front office continues to search for hidden gems.The Giants announced Saturday they’ve claimed left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Peralta, 28, posted a 6.09 ERA in 32 games for the Reds this season, but the Giants will try to help him regain form when he reports …last_img

Freedom Fridays campaign under way

first_img20 September 2013The countdown to the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and democracy officially began on Friday with the launch of the Freedom Fridays campaign – a call on all citizens to “wear anything that makes them feel proudly South African each Friday”.South Africans will celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy on 27 April 2014. The day will mark two decades since South Africans of all races voted in the country’s first free and fair election, ushering in a new democratic dispensation.The Freedom Fridays campaign, which aims to build momentum in the run-up to the 20 years celebration, calls on all South Africans to take pride in their nation and celebrate the road they have travelled since 1994.It encourages South Africans, each Friday between now and 27 April 2014, to wear anything that expresses their pride in being a South African – including the colours of the national flag, traditional attire, national soccer or rugby team jerseys, or anything else that reflects solidarity with the 20 years celebrations.Speaking at the launch of the campaign at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto on Friday, former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada said the most important thing that the country had achieved since 1994 was human dignity.Holding up a sign with the words “This lift is for Europeans only – service lift is provided for tradesmen, non-Europeans, prams and dogs”, Kathrada said: “I am sure young people have never seen this before. I do not have to say anything more because one sentence has said it all.“Yes, 1994 brought us dignity. Apartheid is no longer there. Racism is now a criminal offence. But today we’ve got many challenges,” Kathrada said. “Poverty, unemployment, disease and children without schools are the new challenges we are facing.“I am glad that young people have already established what our new challenges are and I am confident that young people, who are the majority of our country, will stand up to the challenges that face us because there is no dignity in poverty, disease and hunger.”Speaking to SAnews afterwards, Bronwyn De Matros, a 38-year-old teacher from Redhill High in Morningside, Johannesburg said: “As a South African, I was so emotional when one of our struggle heroes demonstrated to us what he went through during the apartheid era.“It just showed to me how terrible apartheid was. It is painful to imagine what the generation before us went through during those turbulent years, but I am also glad that the democracy brought in 1994 has so far helped us as South Africans to live side by side.”Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the government fully endorsed the Freedom Fridays initiative. He urged all South Africans to be proud of their nationality and to celebrate who they are each Friday between now and 27 April 2014 by wearing anything that expressed their pride in being South African.“The message we are sending out is that we are proudly South Africans.”Mashatile said there was a lot to celebrate on the 20th anniversary. “Before 1994, black people had no right to vote at all. Our books were full of racial statutes that prohibited black people from going to certain areas, and one such racial law was the Group Areas Act, but all those laws are no longer exist.“We might have challenges that we still need to address, but we need to celebrate 20 years of stable democracy and as we celebrate, we are not going to fold our [arms] because they are still many hills to be climbed,” Mashatile said.“As South Africans, we are great people and we are building a great nation. I have no doubt that we are still going to achieve our goals. We are committed people, who are prepared to work very hard.”A grade 11 learner at St Martin High in Soweto, Tshogofatso Dhlamini, 16, said: “This is a good initiative, which will also help to teach us as young South Africans to love each other irrespective of different ethnic groups.”Pholoa Motlanthe, 16, a grade 10 learner at the same school, said: “Events like these help us, who were born after the dawn of democracy, to understand where the generations before us come from.”Freedom Fridays is fashioned after the inspirational Football Fridays campaign that united South Africans behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the Magnificent Fridays campaign which mobilised South Africans to support the country’s national cricket, rugby and netball World Cup squads in 2011.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Finding marketing opportunities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Conflicting government information affected the markets late last month. First, the U.S. Treasury Secretary said he was hoping for a weaker dollar. Then 24 hours later, the President said he favored a stronger dollar. Exports are sensitive to exchange rates, so these conflicting statements caused some market volatility.Constantly changing weather forecasts in South America also continue to help move markets in both directions. On Jan. 26, corn traded at its highest level since late summer and after a few wild weeks beans also increased to levels unseen in the last month. With these price increases, several grain buyers throughout the Midwest reported the most farmer selling they’ve seen in months. Beans — 2018 salesWith the strong rally, I hedged some 2018 beans. On 1/22/18 I sold Aug futures at $10.06 and on 1/25/18 I sold more Aug futures at $10.20. Each of these sales represent 25% of my 2018 crop, so that makes me about 50% sold for 2018 with an average price of $10.13. Why August vs. November futures?I selected Aug futures because I think the U.S. carryover will be the highest in 10 years. If that happens, the Aug to Nov spread will likely go from the current inverse, where Aug is higher priced than Nov, to a 15-cent carry, where Aug will be 15 cents less than Nov. That would enable me to then roll my sales from Aug to Nov and collect the additional profit. If that happens I’ll have an average price of about $10.28 instead of my current $10.13. Is there risk involved in doing this?While I think fundamentally there is a lot of rationale for why the scenario above is likely to happen, there is some risk in this trade. For example, two years ago the anticipated South American crop was supposed to be huge. However, ultimately widespread logistical issues caused a lot of South American crop to be lost in the fields, forcing a surge in demand for U.S. beans and prices to skyrocket for old crop. In the end, this type of trade would have lost nearly 40 cents in that situation. If the same happens again this year, my average sale price will be closer to $9.73 instead of the current $10.13.It’s important to remember though, when prices rallied two years ago on old crop, new crop also had a big rally. And since, I still have 50% of my 2018 beans unpriced, I would be thrilled to see a rally, even if it means losing a little on the trade above.Having trades where the worst case scenario is a market rally is not a bad market strategy. It creates balance in my marketing plan and avoids putting “all my eggs into one basket.” Waiting and hoping for a rally that may or may never come usually isn’t the best marketing plan. Beans — 2017 saleIn October I sold a bean straddle and collected 45 cents premium. That trade expired in December and made me long Jan beans at $10.20. With the premium I was theoretically long $9.75 Jan futures, when the market was around $9.50. The meant that I was losing about 25 cents on the trade. Instead of just taking that loss right then and there and because I was thinking a market rally was likely, I moved the long futures to March for 11.5 cents. That basically was like making me long March beans at $9.87. Then on 1/25/18 March futures traded to $9.98, and hit an order I had placed to sell these futures back out making 11 cents profit. This is an example of how having patience and a realistic goal in my grain marketing really paid off. Final 2017 bean sale priceWith the above trade complete it finalizes my marketing plan for the 2017 production. My final cash price for the 2017 crop is broke down as follows:$9.80 in Futures$0.11 Carry$0.03 Spread/Options Premium– $0.70 Basis – Picked up on the farm in Beatrice, NE$9.23 Final Bean Cash Price I’m satisfied, and more importantly profitable, with my final price. But, could have I done better?Carry/Basis — No, since I had to move beans before the end of the year, there was no better option or priceFutures — Many of my sales were made nearly 13 to 14 months ago. If I would have waited longer to set the price, I would have had better opportunities. But, with the information I had at the time, the choices I made looked to be correct.Because my final 2017 futures price was sub $10 and I was able to lock in a price above $10 for 2018 it motivated me to sell 50% of my 2018 beans. Since corn is not at profitable prices right now for 2018, I want to take advantage in beans at profitable levels while I can. It’s hard enough to consider selling corn at unprofitable prices, I can’t have two crops in the red if I expect my farm operation to continue year after year. Knowing that 50% of my 2018 crop is already sold at profitable levels help me sleep better at night. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]last_img read more

Ajay Maken promises mental trainers for shooters

first_imgA constant theme in the string of felicitation functions for India’s Olympic medallists has been the hope expressed for future Games.On Saturday, at a function to honour the two shooters, who did the country proud at the London Olympics, Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar as well as sports minister Ajay Maken and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) revealed their plans for India’s preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.Maken said each of the 11-member Indian shooting contingent deserved a medal, and promised that the government will intensify its efforts to raise funds for the athletes.In response to Mail Today’s query about mental trainers, of whom there was a severe dearth among the Indian contingent in London, Maken said: “In the case of shooters and archers specifically, we understand that highly specialised mental support is required. We will do all we can to secure the services of international level specialists in that regard, in order to allow our athletes to do even better at that level.”In addition, we believe that setting up a sports science institute will help develop world-class mental trainers indigenously, and we need that to sustain ourselves in the long run.”Speaking on the occasion, which was jointly organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the NRAI, Narang said: “It (the medal and the subsequent receptions) has been a life-changing experience for me. The plan now is to change the colour of the medal in Rio. To this effect, I am planning to open a second ‘Gun For Glory’ academy in Germany (after Pune), which will allow Indian shooters to have a European base for training as well. I also urge the NRAI to donate Rs 10 lakh towards an NRAI-Gun For Glory scholarship for budding shooters.”advertisementThe NRAI, for its part, vowed to increase the shooters’ participation from 11 this time around to 15-20 in Rio. The body also said its target was to bag at least five medals at the next Olympics.Narang was handed a cheque for Rs 15 lakh by the NRAI while Vijay received Rs 20 lakh. FICCI felicitated both by unveiling limited edition T-shirts, and promising all possible help for Olympic sports in the future.Vijay, usually a man of few words, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and stood behind us, which has helped us succeed. I am a shooter, and I will keep training and focusing on doing well in international competitions.”last_img read more