Weekend Pick: Creeking Clinic

first_imgAll the best paddlers know that winter boating is well worth the cold water, if only for one major reason – creeking season! Prepare to join the ranks and clean up your skills this weekend with ACA certified kayak and swift water safety instructor Dave Kessmann at his Creeking Clinic this Saturday, January 17, on the Maury River. Dave KessmanDave Kessmann is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor in both Kayaking and Swift Water Rescue. With more than ten years of paddlesports education, he now bases his work out of Lynchburg, Va., and offers courses all throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.This particular course will focus on the skills and safety measures involved in intermediate and advanced creekboating. The Goshen Pass piece of the Maury River is a classic run for local boaters, and features some of the best Class III and IV creeking in the region. Kessmann will lead boaters down the relatively short 5-mile section, stopping often to share his insights on the surrounding water features and to teach important creeking lessons – including boofing, paddle technique, eddy-catching, scouting, and refined boat control. However, the quality of kayaking on Goshen Pass depends entirely on the water level of the river from rainfall and snowmelt. If Kessmann determines the pass to be unrunnable, he will move the class to the Upper Meadow River in West Virginia, another Class III-IV creeking option.Interested paddlers should contact Kessman via his Facebook page or email at dkessmann@gmail.com for more information and to register for the course. Everyone will need all of their own whitewater equipment and should prepare for cold temperatures with proper layers and drygear. This is not a beginner course, so be prepared for a fun but challenging event! A day on the river with Dave Kessmann will not only leave you exhausted and smiling, but also full to the brim with unmatched creeking experiences and skills for your whitewater future.last_img read more

Peru Will Organize Anti-Drug Summit in First Half of 2012

first_img The Peruvian government has announced that it will hold a presidential anti-drug meeting in the first half of 2012, bringing together the producing and consuming countries, Prime Minister Salomón Lerner reported. Defining Peruvian anti-drug policy, the prime minister said that “we will be inflexible in fighting the gangs of drug traffickers and monitoring the chemical raw materials” that reach the coca-producing valleys for the manufacture of cocaine hydrochloride. The administration restarted coca eradication programs in the central jungle that had been suspended for a week for the purpose of evaluating and reorienting the anti-drug fight. “In the first half of 2012, a presidential summit will be held, in order to confront drug trafficking with a comprehensive plan of action based on the co-responsibility of producing and consuming countries,” Lerner indicated in a presentation to a plenary session of Congress, accompanied by his Cabinet. Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo announced that the administration had already begun discussions with the United States, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and Brazil with a view toward this summit, which was proposed by President Ollanta Humala when he took office on July 28. Speaking to Congress, Premier Lerner affirmed that the country will pursue a sovereign anti-drug policy and that Peru will demand that the principle of shared responsibility with the consuming countries be put into practice. center_img “We will not legalize any drugs, nor illicit crops; we will eradicate illegal crops and will not allow their expansion to continue, still less in national parks,” he emphasized. Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of coca with 61,200 hectares, compared to 62,000 in Colombia, which heads the list. By Dialogo August 29, 2011 The suspension sparked questions and criticism in some sectors and among analysts, who indicated that the suspension would encourage increased cultivation of the plant. last_img read more

Emile Smith Rowe tells Mikel Arteta he wants No.10 role at Arsenal

first_imgEmile Smith Rowe tells Mikel Arteta he wants No.10 role at Arsenal Smith Rowe has been on loan at Huddersfield (Picture: Getty)‘You can see he has given the young players chances and that is something all young players should thrive off. When you see others playing you want to push yourself and get in that position as well.’Despite being a huge fan of Ozil, Smith Rowe explained he looks to Manchester City’s De Bruyne to develop his style.The Belgian is considered one of the best playmakers in the world and has notched an incredible 18 assists this season for his City team-mates.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe said: ‘In that era when [Lionel] Messi, [Andres] Iniesta and Xavi were in the Barcelona team, I used to watch almost every game with my dad. ‘Since Kevin De Bruyne joined City, I like to base my game around him. I look up to him so much. I just like the way he plays and everything he does.’Arsenal are set to extend Emile Smith’s loan spell at Huddersfield so the youngster can finish the campaign with the Championship side – who are just three points above the relegation zone. Advertisement Man City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:58FullscreenMan City stars head back into training as season set for June 17 returnhttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-city-stars-head-training-season-set-june-17-return-2181398/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Contract rebel Ryan Fraser offered to Arsenal for free transferMORE: Mikel Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash and provides Arsenal fitness updateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img Smith Rowe bases his game on De Bruyne (Picture: Getty)Emile Smith Rowe has revealed he bases his game on Kevin De Bruyne and admitted his aim is to play as a No.10 at Arsenal.Mesut Ozil currently occupies that position at Arsenal and 19-year-old Smith Rowe joined Huddersfield on loan in January in a bid to get more experience.Arsenal chiefs have high hopes for the attacking midfielder and Smith Rowe has now sent a message to Mikel Arteta over his preferred position.‘I like to be versatile and I can also play in other positions. But I probably would say I do enjoy playing in the No. 10 position the most,’ Smith Rowe told The National.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘At Arsenal, I look up to Mesut Ozil a lot. I watch him in training and the movement he has and the little touches he does. For me to train with him every day, I can’t think of anything better.’Smith Rowe is eager to break into Arteta’s side next season having featured three times for the Gunners in the Europa League before being loaned to the Championship.The Englishman revealed he had a conversation with Arteta in January and is confident he will be given a chance when he returns.‘He said that it is probably the best thing for me to go out,’ Smith Rowe said of Arteta. Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 11 Jun 2020 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShareslast_img read more

Viterbi No. 10 in country

first_imgThe Viterbi School of Engineering was named a top-10 graduate engineering school by a 2014 U.S. News and World Report preview released Thursday, March 7.The preview, which reviewed 199 schools granting doctoral degrees, listed the top 10 schools in alphabetical order. USC shares the top-10 honor with several other California schools, including rivals UC Berkeley, Stanford and the California Institute of Technology.In the 2013 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings, Viterbi was ranked 12 among 198 schools surveyed. Schools are ranked based on a number of factors including student selectivity, level of research and peer and recruiter evaluations.Viterbi representatives declined to comment until Tuesday, when the full rankings are officially released.Jay Singh, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, said that the rankings didn’t change his perception of the school, which has been prestigious for some time.“Viterbi was highly ranked even before this release,” Singh said. “It’s always been a phenomenal school, and it will continue to be.”Wang said he was proud of the high ranking of his school.“I thought it was exciting that a school I’m attending has moved into such a prestigious position,” said Eric Wang, a freshman majoring in computer science.Chen said he is considering applying to Viterbi’s progressive degree program, which allows undergraduate students to earn both a bachelor and a master’s degree in five years.“I think Viterbi’s graduate program is stronger than its undergraduate, which is also great,” Jacky Chen said. “Viterbi’s ranking was definitely a factor in my decision to apply for this program.”last_img read more

IAAF suspends staff connected to alleged Russian cover-up

first_imgNick Davies – the former right-hand man of IAAF president Lord Coe – is accused of receiving “an undisclosed payment”.Davies’ wife, Jane Boulter-Davies, and Pierre-Yves Garnier, are also suspended for 180 days.The IAAF’s ethics board says there’s no presumption of guilt against them.last_img