Going the Distance at Warren Doyle’s A.T. Institute

first_imgPrintWarren Doyle is an Appalachian Trail icon who has thru-hiked the A.T. 16 times. And his pupils at the Appalachian Trail Institute are three times more likely to finish than those who attempt a thru-hike on their own. They complete the AT at a 75% rate versus around 25% for those who don’t take the class.Often regarded as eccentric for his unique ways on the trail (read: having taken only Little Debbies with him on extended hikes, never carrying or treating water), Warren Doyle has methodically created a successful “path” to help potential Appalachian Trail treaders complete the entire 2,180-mile trail.The most important piece of equipment? According to Doyle, it is your mind. Training your brain to handle the vagaries of the trail is the key. A typical potential thru-hiker trolls websites and tramps to outfitters, learning about the latest packs, the best boots, the hardest hills and the coolest trail towns. Some also train their bodies. Yet almost none consider toning their mental muscles in order to fulfill the dream.Doyle started the Appalachian Trail Institute in 1989. Prior to that, he had hiked the Appalachian Trail multiple times, at one time holding the thru-hike speed record.  Introduced to the Appalachian Trail while in his home state of Connecticut, the retired college professor, now living near Mountain City, Tennessee, has made the A.T. a driving force in his life for 40 years.Doyle runs the Appalachian Trail Institute out of his home, a 19-room rambling old farmhouse complemented with an assortment of outbuildings. His compound is designed to host groups for educational endeavors extending beyond the A.T., including other outdoor adventures and Doyle’s other passion — contra dancing.Doyle’s most famous Appalachian Trail Institute graduate is Jennifer Pharr Davis, a three-time AT thru-hiker and current thru-hike speed record holder at 46 days. Another is Bill Irwin, a blind hiker who completed the A.T. with his seeing-eye dog. Another man, whose trail name was Gutless, took Doyle’s class and completed the A.T. journey despite having his stomach removed due to cancer.Students of all ages and backgrounds travel from across the country and around the world to attend the one-week workshop.  They all attended the Appalachian Trail Institute to “shorten the learning curve,” as Doyle puts it. Doyle’s students learn the psychological and philosophical aspects of the thru-hike. It boils down to his 13 statements of wisdom. Here are a few Doyle nuggets:Walking the entire Appalachian Trail is not recreation. It is an education and a job.Time, distance, terrain, weather, and the trail itself cannot be changed. You have to change.It is far better, and less painful, to learn to be a smart hiker rather than a strong hiker.Doyle also reminds his students to take control of their individual temperaments, levels of comfort, and thresholds of pain. If they can match these mental states with the requirements of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, then they will likely complete your pilgrimage.Classroom workshops cover lessons about trail safety, goal setting, sponsorship, hitchhiking, and handling the domestic front.Afternoons are spent hiking the A.T. near Doyle’s home. This gives students a taste of the trail, learning to set their pace, feel the mountains, and discover a Doyle axiom: “The trail knows neither prejudice nor discrimination. Don’t expect any favors from the trail. The trail is inherently hard. Everything has to be earned. The trail is a trial.” •last_img read more

New Syracuse restaurant named one of best in the world

first_imgEthioEritrea Restaurant in Syracuse serves homemade East African food, and it’s only been open for three months. SYRACUSE (WBNG) — This week, CNN released a list of the 20 best new restaurants in the world, but you don’t have to go too far to try one out. Customers said they appreciated the unique offerings the restaurant serves. The owner, Tesfahiwot Okube, has journeyed a long way to Central New York. He lived in a refugee camp for seven years, and told 12 News it’s always been his dream to open a restaurant here in the US. Okube said his mother is the one who taught him how to cook, and that food is not only an important of his culture, but cultures all over the world. “It was a actually a lot different than I thought; not eating with silverware, eating with people and sharing different plates was definitely different, but it was also exciting,” said Doug Travers, who told 12 News he tries different restaurants all over the city with his friend Phil to find the next great bite. Other restaurants to make CNN’s list can be found in cities like London, Hong Kong and Bangkok.last_img read more

Hvar Tourist Boards have united! Signed an agreement on the separation of local tourist boards in the area of ​​the island of Hvar

first_imgWith this agreement, the current tourist boards, which include the Tourist Boards of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Vrbovska, will develop joint projects and programs and implement joint promotional and marketing activities, and jointly develop and promote the entire island of Hvar.  An agreement on the association of local tourist boards in the area of ​​the island of Hvar was signed in the town of Hvar today. Hvar Tourist Board – Wow how nice it sounds. Finally, because the synergy and branding of regions, and especially islands, is the only logical one, and not that there are x tourist communities on one island that do not cooperate and each develops its own tourism. Crazy and counter productive. The signing of the agreement was also attended by the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, who pointed out that today the foundations for mutual cooperation have been laid and the beginning of a new story for the entire island of Hvar. “With this agreement, the island of Hvar becomes a complete story in terms of tourism, a tourist destination that can be better developed and promoted under one name and brand. This agreement is an example of what we wanted through our legislative changes, to encourage the association of destinations that work together to have a much better position in the market and develop projects that will stimulate overall economic development. Numerous synergy effects should result from this, not only in the quality of market performance in the entire area, but also in the much-needed cost efficiency in the field of project promotion and implementation.. ” pointed out Minister Cappelli during the signing of the agreement.  According to data from the eVisitor system, the island of Hvar was visited by 338.000 guest tourists last year, who spent 1,7 million nights. Guests from Slovenia, Germany, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland and the United States spent the most nights.  Do you want market development or the status quo and stagnation? That’s the only question you have to ask yourself. If you want to move forward, then synergy and association is the only right path. There is no alternative. It should be reminded that with the adoption of the package of tourist laws in the Croatian Parliament this year, ie the Law on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism, the Law on Membership in Tourist Boards and the Law on Tourist Tax, financial instruments were introduced (Fund for Underdeveloped Tourism and Continent and united tourist boards) which enable more transparent financing of both regional and local tourist boards in underdeveloped tourist areas and encourage the association of tourist boards.  This is news that should have been published at least 10 years ago, but better late than never. I hope that this move will encourage other islands (Rab, Krk, Brač, etc. da) to understand that only with synergy and one brand can they move forward. It has nothing to do with politics, but exclusively with market development. News of the year! Incredibly! Finally! Unreal! Synergy is possible! – so we could put the title (that we are a click byte medium), but in this case the news that the tourist boards on the island of Hvar have joined can certainly bear the aforementioned epithets. The signing of the Agreement on Association of Local Tourist Boards of the Island of Hvar was attended by the President of the Hvar Tourist Board Rikardo Novak, President of the Old Town Tourist Board Antonio Škarpa, President of the Jelsa and Vrboska Tourist Board Nikša Peronja and President of the Sućuraj Tourist Board Ivan Slavić. and signed a joint agreement, last_img read more

Important to listen to all sides of debate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Either we have free speech in this country or we don’t. We’re allowed to criticize or argue with another’s free speech. We aren’t allowed to stifle it. We can also shun and ignore another’s opinions, which diminishes their power.I suggest listening. If we don’t listen to the “opposition,” we won’t know what they’re thinking. You can’t deal with (possible) problems of which you’re not aware.Always remember that the “opposition” really believes they’re right. And so do we. We can hope for meeting in the middle. Compromise isn’t a dirty word.Our educational institutions should keep in mind their goals and purpose.Marilyn B. GuidarelliRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Rotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Wolf Administration: National Company Nestlé Purina PetCare Expands Operations in Mechanicsburg, Adding 94 Jobs

first_img July 28, 2020 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced that national company Nestlé Purina PetCare will expand its operations in Cumberland County, hiring 94 employees and adding new processing and packaging lines to its Hampden Township location.“Purina has had a significant presence in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, making pet food known worldwide, creating jobs and giving back to the local economy,” said Gov. Wolf. “We are proud to see this company grow here and continue its investment in the commonwealth, and we look forward to our continued partnership in the decades to come.”Purina, which currently employs 320 people in Mechanicsburg, also has pet food operations in Allentown and employs nearly 800 people in Pennsylvania.“Pet owners have trusted Purina for more than 90 years, and demand for our pet food is strong and continues to grow,” said John Bear, Purina vice president of Manufacturing. “Purina is proud to make high-quality foods for dogs and cats at our Mechanicsburg factory with a continued commitment to safety and environmental sustainability. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations, and we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative and highly nutritious foods for pets.”Purina has committed to investing more than $167 million into the project and creating 94 new jobs within the next three years. The company received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $282,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC), to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs, and $188,000 in funding for workforce development training. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.Purina is the largest dry dog and cat food maker in the United States. The Mechanicsburg factory produces many of the company’s flagship brands, including Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Fancy Feast, Dog Chow and Cat Chow.“For nearly 25 years, Purina has provided premium jobs for residents of Mechanicsburg and surrounding communities,” said Mike O’Brien, Purina Mechanicsburg factory manager. “We’re proud to be making great foods that pets love while expanding the operations and providing even more jobs for the region.”“Purina has had a long history in Cumberland County as a valued employer, and the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation is proud to partner with them on this project as they continue to provide vital jobs to our local community through this expansion,” said Laura Potthoff, CAEDC director of Business and Workforce Development.Nestlé Purina PetCare, which is a part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. For more information about jobs at Purina’s Mechanicsburg location, visit purinajobs.com/joinMCB.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Ver esta página en español. Wolf Administration: National Company Nestlé Purina PetCare Expands Operations in Mechanicsburg, Adding 94 Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Readers’ Picks of the Week (September 18-22, 2017)

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M2 Subsea Boosts European Business Development Team

first_imgM2 Subsea has appointed David Sinclair as business development manager – renewables and decommissioning.Based in Aberdeen, David will be responsible for leading the company’s business acquisition strategy for both these sectors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and Europe.Sinclair joins M2 Subsea from Bibby Offshore where he held the position of engineering and innovation manager.Graduating with a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, David started his career as a project engineer at Global Pipelay Operations Group before progressing to senior engineering roles at Subsea 7 and Technip Offshore Wind.M2 Subsea chief executive officer, Mike Arnold, said: “David is a huge asset to our growing business development team and we are thrilled to welcome him on board.“His breadth of skills across the subsea sector and experience in the ROV market will prove invaluable to our company as we continue to develop our business in the renewable and decommissioning sectors.”Sinclair is the latest addition to M2 Subsea’s European business development team, following the appointment of Hugh Riddell and Jack Taylor earlier this year.Hugh joined M2 Subsea in June 2017 as business development manager for the UKCS. He previously held the roles of client manager at Technip and sales account manager at Swire Oilfield Services.Jack, who holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Robert Gordon University, was most recently project engineer at Bibby Offshore and joined M2 Subsea in October 2017 as client account manager.David Sheret, interim business development director at M2 Subsea said: “We have bolstered our business development team in response to increased activity in the UKCS and our team has never been in a stronger position with the appointment of Hugh, Jack and David. I look forward to seeing the results I know they will produce.”last_img read more

Dominica government wants to bridge ICT gap among women

first_imgLocalNews Dominica government wants to bridge ICT gap among women by: – April 28, 2012 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Hon. Ambrose George (file photo)The Dominica government through its Information Technology minister is seeking to get more women involved in the Information Communications Sector with a view to bridging that gap.Information Minister Ambrose George made this disclosure while addressing the nation in observance of International Girls In ICT Day on Wednesday.According to him, while many of the country’s women become users of technology, there is a fundamental gap in those who peruse careers in the field.George explained that the day will be celebrated on each 4th Thursday in April of every year, when girls will be availed of greater possibilities to get themselves acquainted with the opportunities for education and work in the ICT field.“The objectives of such an event, emanated from Dominica’s wider ICT vision. This also fits into Dominica’s wider international embrace of the UN goal to promote gender equality and empower women,” he added.He also noted that the observance will also serve as a new modality of awareness and provide a much needed boost to females in the ICT sector.“This is all the more important at a time when many countries are now forecasting a shortage of ICT professionals within the next ten years. More importantly, the ICT sector provides excellent employment opportunities for entrepreneurship and good remuneration,” he said.George said ICT seems to permeate every sector and is having an impact on how “learn, work, do business and how we communicate and interact socially”.The government he said, is working closely with private sector companies to allow girls to see frost hand technologyDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Anna Korakaki to be 1st-ever woman to start Olympic torch relay

first_imgAthens: Greek Olympic shooting champion Anna Korakaki will be the first-ever woman to start the Olympic torch relay, the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced.The committee has unanimously decided that Korakaki will be the first torchbearer during the Olympic Flame Lighting ceremony for the Tokyo Olympic Games on March 12 at the ancient Olympia, in western Greece.The Olympic Flame will be handed over by Greek actress Xanthi Georgiou, who will be playing the role of an ancient Greek High Priestess, according to an e-mailed HOC press release.The Olympic Flame will be ignited during a ritual ceremony using the sun’s rays inside the ancient stadium.Korakaki won a gold and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and was the world champion in 2018.The last Greek torchbearer to carry the Flame inside the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens during the handover ceremony on March 19 will be another female athlete, Katerina Stefanidi, according to the press statement. Stefanidi won a gold medal in pole vaulting at the 2016 Olympics. IANSAlso Read: Olympic champion Mo Farah withdraws from half marathonAlso Watch: AASU Namrup Unit forms human chain demanding immediate setting up of 4th unit of BVFCLlast_img read more

World Cup final loss still hurts: New Zealand coach

first_imgAUCKLAND: Tuesday will mark one year of the epic World Cup final at the Lord’s where New Zealand had lost to hosts England on boundary count-back rule after scores were tied even after the super over. New Zealand coach Gary Stead said there is no ‘bitterness’ but he still feels a “wee bit of hurt” about the loss. “I think there’s a wee bit of hurt from time to time and I guess any Kiwi fan is probably very much in that same boat. There’s no bitterness at all, we understood the rules going into the match,” Stead said as New Zealand’s top cricketers resumed their training after the coronavirus-forced break. “It’s a hard one because there’s some great emotions that came from that tournament as well, but unfortunately it was just that final hurdle we didn’t cross. It’s something I’m sure will drive the players to keep wanting to get better every day.” The 48-year-old said he still feels a “bit numb” but remains extremely proud of the way his boys played the entire tournament. “I do think about it a bit, I think everyone has really different emotions around it. The thing that stands out for me is that it’s all a bit numb, really, in some ways but enormously proud of the way we played the whole tournament.” “As a Kiwi and as a supporter of the Blackcaps it was hard to be any more proud of the way they played and fought in that match,” he added. Stead, on Monday, also dismissed speculations that he had tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy, saying ‘there is no truth’ in them and his relation with the skipper remains “strong”. Following New Zealand’s 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this year, rumours surfaced that Stead preferred left-handed batsman Tom Latham for Test captaincy over incumbent Williamson. “There’s no truth to it … that was certainly news to me… certainly had no conversations around that sort of thing,” Stead was quoted as saying by ‘Newshub’ as he opened up on the issue for the first time. “At this stage, Kane’s our man. He’s the guy we’ve backed, he’s been a great leader for this team and I’m sure he will be in the future as well.” Agencies Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTADlast_img read more