Pioneer Environmetal hires Perry, Prasch

first_imgPioneer Environmental Associates, LLC. (Pioneer) of Vergennes, Vermont is pleased to announce the following additions to the staff of the firm. Mr. Ameddia Meddie Perry has joined the firm as Senior Hydrogeologist. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science & Biology from St. Lawrence University, in Canton New York, Mr. Perrys Vermont-based expertise is in water supply development, wastewater management, environmental investigations, and surface water investigations. As Senior Hydrogeologist at Pioneer, Mr. Perry will manage projects focusing on the development, testing, and management of public and private drinking water systems; hydrogeologic evaluation of wastewater disposal systems and surface water assessments involving studies of water flow and water quality.In addition, Mr. Daniel J. Prasch has joined Pioneer as Wetland Scientist. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Aspects of Conservation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Mr. Praschs expertise is related to the ecology and management of wetlands and other aquatic systems, and he has extensive professional experience conducting wetland/stream delineations, GPS surveying, and reporting and preparation of permit applications. Mr. Praschs responsibilities at Pioneer include management of projects involving wetland delineations, functional evaluations, botanical surveys; assessment of cumulative impacts to wetlands/surface waters; the delineation/assessment of atypical wetlands that have been converted or disturbed; the development and implementation of wetland restoration plans; GIS analyses, and Natural Resource Inventories.The expertise of both Mr. Perry and Mr. Prasch will enable the continued excellence and advancement in the environmental consulting work done at Pioneer.last_img read more

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Betrayal and Strategy Enabled FARC Leader’s Death in Colombia

first_img Betrayal by some of his trusted men, attracted by millions in reward money, and intelligence work with high-tech equipment were decisive in the success of the operation in which the military chief of the Colombian FARC guerrilla group died. Colombian defense minister Rodrigo Rivera said on 24 September that the death of Jorge Briceño Suárez, better known as “El Mono Jojoy,” demonstrates that the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are crumbling from within. “Jojoy was handed over by his people,” affirmed Rivera, who insisted that the guerrilla group is suffering a process of disintegration due to its fighters’ weariness in the face of pressure from the armed forces and their poor living conditions in the middle of the jungle, including ill-treatment by their commanders. The death of “El Mono Jojoy” during “Operation Sodom,” as it was named, is considered by President Juan Manuel Santos’s administration to be the heaviest blow struck against the FARC in their entire history. Around four hundred military personnel supported by 25 helicopters and 30 airplanes participated in the operation, which began Wednesday with a bombardment of the guerrilla leader’s camp in the middle of the jungle, in a rural area of the municipality of La Macarena, in the department of El Meta, around 250 kilometers southeast of Bogotá. The Colombian government was offering a reward of 2.7 million dollars for information that would enable the location of the rebel leader, considered by the armed forces to be the bloodiest guerrilla and the one most feared by peasants in a wide region of the country. LENGTHY POLICE RECORD The guerrilla commander, fifty-nine years old and known for wearing a black beret and a camouflage uniform and always carrying a rifle, was accused of directing attacks on towns and military barracks and of murders, massacres, and kidnappings during the long internal conflict. He controlled the FARC areas in the east and south of the country. There were 60 arrest warrants pending against him, 12 measures freezing his assets, 5 convictions, 25 investigations for the crimes of rebellion, homicide, kidnapping, and terrorism, and at least 2 extradition requests. The defense minister announced that there will be new operations against other FARC leaders, whom he invited to turn themselves in so that they do not end up like Jojoy. “The FARC are arriving at a kind of turning point; we’ve struck them in their strategic heart, and by doing this, we’ve sent them very clear messages. Faced with violence, faced with terrorism and drug trafficking, we will be implacable,” he affirmed. “But for with the violent individual or the terrorist who repents, who resolves to change his life, who resolves to seek a second chance, there will be mercy, there will be compassion. We invite them to demobilize, to turn themselves in,” Rivera reiterated. Military commanders and analysts expect that after the FARC leader’s death, fighters for the group could scatter, and the continent’s oldest active rebel group, which is accused of obtaining millions through drug trafficking, could even be forced to seek peace negotiations with the government. During the military operation, around 20 computers and more than 60 USB drives were confiscated. In the view of the director of the National Police, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, they should contain information on the activities and connections of the rebel group, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union. By Dialogo September 29, 2010last_img read more

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Benin wait goes on after Guinea-Bissau stalemate

first_img0Shares0000Stephane Sessegnon (L) was unable to inspire Benin to victory on his return from suspension © AFP / OZAN KOSEISMAILIA, Egypt, Jun 30 – Benin’s long wait for a first win at the Africa Cup of Nations was extended Saturday by Guinea-Bissau following an attritional goalless draw in Ismailia, the tournament’s third in a row.After a creditable 2-2 draw with Ghana in their first game in Egypt, Benin have now gone 11 matches without a victory in the competition dating back to their debut in 2004. Only Mozambique, with 12, have played more games in the competition without recording a win.Guinea-Bissau, who appeared for the first time in this competition in 2017, picked up their first point in Group F as both sides remained in contention for a place in the last 16. Holders Cameroon top the section on four points, with Benin and four-time champions Ghana level on two.Angola and Mauritania started the day with a 0-0 draw in Suez after the previous 21 matches produced 43 goals. Cameroon and Ghana then played out a goalless stalemate in the first game of the doubleheader in the northern city of Ismailia.Sori Mane rifled wide from distance in a rare opportunity for a Guinea-Bissau side ranked 118th in the world, 30 places behind their opponents.Former Sunderland and West Brom midfielder Stephane Sessegnon returned to the Benin line-up after suspension but it was Huddersfield forward Steve Mounie who had his team’s best chances, drawing a sharp save from Jonas Mendes and then heading over unmarked from a Sessegnon free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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READY STEADY SMILES CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARS IN BUSINESS

first_imgReady Steady Smiles Dental practice, headed by Dr. Joseph Bonner, is a welcoming modern facility offering the highest quality treatments in a comfortable and friendly environment.The aim of Ready Steady Smiles is to improve the health and well being of each one of its patients. Having taken over the practice in 1995, Dr. Bonner is celebrating 20 years in practice this year.The large and loyal patient base is testament to the expertise and services the practice has to offer.Dr. Bonner together with his associates, offer services in all areas of dentistry including, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Dental Implants, CEREC milled Crowns (dental crowns in one visit) and many more.With practices in Donegal Town and Ballybofey, along with a consultation suite in Letterkenny, patients from all areas of Donegal are catered for. Why travel further afield for dental treatment such as Dental Implants? Boasting hundreds of dental implants placements between them, which excellent success rates, you can be assured that with Dr. Bonner and his associates, you are in good hands.The practice offers the revolutionary All-on-4 treatment which using dental implants and the most innovative restoration techniques can provide patients with a full arch of permanent teeth in just one day.If you are unhappy with your smile, why not call to book a consultation.Each visit to Ready Steady Smiles is a positive one where the clinicians ensure each patient fully understands the treatments on offer and where a tailored treatment plan is formulated that works for each patient and what they wish to accomplish.Because you’re never fully dressed without a smile 🙂Modern dentistry can transform your smile and the way you feel about yourself. Cal now and book an appointment on 074-97-21508.READY STEADY SMILES CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDental PracticeFeaturesnewsReady Steady Smileslast_img read more

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