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Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgMinergy Limited (MIN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Minergy Limited (MIN.bw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileMinergy Corporation Limited is a coal mining and trading company which supplies quality coal to industrial concerns and Independent Power Producers (IPPS) in Botswana. The Group structure consists of three entities: Minergy Limited, the listed company; Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited, the mining activities in Botswana; and MinSales (Pty) Limited, the South African-based marketing arm of Minergy Corporation Limited. The main activity of the Group centres around the Masama Project which operates in the Mmamabula Coalfield. The shallow opencast mine produces high quality coal within a competitive cost structure due to its size and location to the regional markets. The Masama Project produces large tonnages of coal that is suitable for export to Africa, India, Asia and China.last_img read more

Video: Gathering Prayer at the WCC General Assembly

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET WCC Assembly 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Video, Anglican Communion, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Video: Gathering Prayer at the WCC General Assembly Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Tags Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] The opening service of common prayer on Oct. 30, the first day of the World Council of Churches General Assembly, honored diverse faith traditions from around the world. The gathering prayer included litanies of lamentations, cries and hopes from the churches in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific.The video was produced by the Christian Broadcast System of Korea. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Nov 3, 2013 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Archbishop Welby recommissions Mothers’ Union president

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The worldwide President of the Mothers’ Union, Lynne Tembey, is recommissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during a service at Lambeth Palace. Photo: Lambeth Palace[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury said he “praises God” for the Mothers’ Union during a service at Lambeth Palace this week to recommission Lynne Tembey as worldwide president of the global Anglican women’s organisation.The service was attended by the Very Revd Nigel Godfrey, Dean of Peel Cathedral; Mothers’ Union chief executive Bev Jullien; the Mothers’ Union board of trustees; and Lambeth Palace and Anglican Communion Office staff.Lynne Tembey was reappointed to be the worldwide president of the Mothers’ Union from 2016 to 2018, having first been appointed three years ago.During the service Archbishop Justin Welby said: “The Mothers’ Union in so many places is an organisation that listens to the voices of weeping. Whether it’s in Burundi, the Congo or South Sudan; whether it’s in homes in cities where when the local football team loses there is a 50 percent increase in domestic violence; whether it is in the loneliness of weeping by people who are not suffering physically but are spiritually empty and lost; it is the Mothers’ Union that exists in the vision of Mary Sumner to speak of those things that God has provided that bring hope, help and a future.Central to this vision, he said, is “an extraordinary movement to support the family.”“There has never been a time when the family was not a place that needed the light of Christ shining within it to become what God has called it to be. And you hold that treasure in your hands, and as we go to the reaffirmation that is part of the vision.”He added: “But there is also such a need for global women’s groups. And you are among the most embedded, the most effective, the most widespread. There are few that can rival you – if any.”Reflecting on United Nations research showing that no major civil conflict since 1945 has ended without the involvement of women’s groups, the Archbishop said the Mothers’ Union holds in its hands two aspects of “the most extraordinary treasure that God has brought together.”“You are one of the greatest of women’s groups in the world, and you have the treasure of the gospel of reconciliation. What more could be needed to be transforming of the world in which we live?“So . Nine-tenths of your work is hidden in the parishes and the dioceses, in the hills and the villages – doing the work of bringing hope and strengthening families, of supporting churches, of transforming communities.“I pray that God will go on blessing you, and that your vision of the God who rises above all the fears, all the problems we face… will end with a vision of hope and confidence not in the Mother’s Union and this great heritage, not even in this wonderful vision, but in the God who underpins and secures it all.” Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Mar 3, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN People Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Archbishop Welby recommissions Mothers’ Union president Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion, Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

Burgess Residence / D/O Architects

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of John Dwyer Architect+ 12 Share Burgess Residence / D/O Architects Projects “COPY” Burgess Residence / D/O ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBurgess Residence / D/O Architects Architects: D/O Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/309423/burgess-residence-john-dwyer-architect Clipboard 2009 United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/309423/burgess-residence-john-dwyer-architect Clipboard CopyAbout this officeD/O ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasSaint Paul3D ModellingHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 21, 2012Cite: “Burgess Residence / D/O Architects” 21 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?圣保罗议员公寓 / D/O Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  CopyHousing•Saint Paul, United States Architect In Charge:John DwyerCollaborators:Colin Oglesbay, Shelter ArchitectureCity:Saint PaulCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of John Dwyer ArchitectRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Conceived in early 2008, at the height of the great recession, the challenge of building bordered the impossible.  Budget, program, size and amenity was quickly dictated by appraisable value and lending requirements that were, at the time, unknown even to lenders.Save this picture!Courtesy of John Dwyer ArchitectThe architectural response focused on the new economy as an opportunity to explore the social and economic roots of modernism where form and material are driven by affordability, aesthetic is driven by singularity, and program is shuffled to create a more integral way of living.  The result is a pure white box sheathed in fiber cement and gypsum with small moments of strategically placed natural walnut and ipe.Save this picture!Courtesy of John Dwyer ArchitectFloors are a custom mixed, light weight concrete poured directly over the subfloor and fan troweled. Windows and doors are anodized aluminum.   Interior walls and millwork are minimized and, where necessary are pre-primed mdf and is reclaimed barstock aluminum. The box divides itself, internally into three wings(master suite, guest wing, main living) which all hinge from the natural walnut kitchen.Save this picture!Courtesy of John Dwyer ArchitectMechanical and electrical elements are minimized and hidden wherever possible. In the landscape, plates of ½” thick corten steel transition changing topographies and outdoor rooms.Save this picture!Main Level PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’TIP-TOP’ Competition Entry / Tomas Ghisellini ArchitettoArticlesNew Crematorium in the Hörnli Cemetary Competition Entry / Josep Ferrando, David Rec…ArticlesProject locationAddress:Saint Paul, MN, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Minister seizes newspaper’s supplement, suspends editor

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ComorosAfrica RSF_en News April 11, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister seizes newspaper’s supplement, suspends editor Organisation News Reports ComorosAfrica center_img Follow the news on Comoros November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by Comorian interior minister Hamada Abdallah’s decision to withdraw the state daily Al Watan’s latest monthly supplement from distribution and to issue a decree suspending its managing editor, Pétan Mouignihazi. The supplement had a special report on corruption and waste in the state sector.“The interior’s minister’s reaction reflects an outdated and simplistic view of journalism, with public-service media that follow orders, on the one hand, and privately-owned media that can express opinions, on the other,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The minister needs to understand that public-service media are supposed to serve the public, not the state. The information in the offending report was of general interest.“We call on President Ikililou Dhoinine to rescind his interior minister’s decision and to reinstate Mouignihazi for media freedom’s sake. The country’s image and its good position in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index are at stake.”Last January, the president urged Comorian reporters to “conduct investigative journalism” into the corruption “afflicting the country.” He also professed a “determination to ensure that, during my term of office, no journalists are deprived of their freedom because of their opinions.”But in a news conference this week, the interior minister said: “Any state media journalist who wants the freedom to write or speak has to conform to the government line, or have the intellectual honesty to go and work elsewhere, for a privately-owned news outlet. The government is not going to receive lessons from Al Watwan.”The 9 April issue of Al Watwan Magazine featured a special report headlined, “Public finances:  chaos, waste and corruption.” One of its articles, an extract of which was published by Agence France-Presse, condemned “criminal practices” in the management of the state’s finances.“The same practices and spending procedures, which were previously condemned as grave abuses causing structural debt accumulation, have never been rectified,” the article said. “Spending procedures are tainted (…) and open the way to every kind of abuse in which the beneficiaries are often the officials involved.” The article also accused the finance minister of “covering up” some of these practices.According to Agence France-Presse, the supplement quoted an auditor as saying the situation allowed the government to “continue paying invoices for equipment that was not delivered and for work that was never carried out.”Photo: Ikililou Dhoinine, Union of the Comoros President (AFP/Ibrahim Yossouf) News Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage June 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Somebody knows something’: Two years later, an Ithaca woman is still missing

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — Sunday, Aug. 18, marks two years since Nicole Marranca was last seen in Ithaca. Her family still holds out hope that they will someday find her, or at least get answers about why she suddenly disappeared. Hundreds of thousands of people go missing in the U.S. every year, according to data from the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, but in the small community of Ithaca, it’s not at all common, McKenna said. He said he could recall one other local unsolved missing person case. Nicole Dawn Marranca was last seen Aug. 18, 2017, at the Old Goat Gear Exchange in Ithaca. There have been few concrete leads about what happened to her after that. Over the years, many tips have come in but none have led police or family to any answers yet. The Ithaca Police Department is still actively investigating the case, and according to the lead investigator on the case, Inv. Kevin McKenna, he has followed up on more than 100 leads. Kelsey O’Connor “At this point, honestly somebody knows something about her disappearance,” McKenna said.  “I’m hoping to at least get an anonymous tip as to where she is and help Nicole’s family get some closure.” Nicole Marranca’s family is offering $5,000 for information that leads to her whereabouts. Anyone with information is urged to contact police. The anonymous tiplines to do so are below. Many people have likely walked by the red posters — Nicole Marranca, also known as CJ, would be 29 today. She has blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair and sometimes wore a red wig. She also has a Grateful Dead tattoo on her back. Though she struggled with a heroin addiction and sometimes worked as an escort, her family has said, she always kept in touch with her family and her father, Nick Marranca. Nicole also has a young daughter, who is in the custody of Nick Marranca and his wife, Kelley. Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor For that reason, Nicole Marranca’s family does not believe she would purposely disappear with no contact at all. Police Tipline: 607-330-0000Anonymous Tip Webpage: http://www.cityofithaca.org/FormCenter/Ithaca-Police-Department-5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47 McKenna said one of the challenges in this case has been weeding through rumors and misinformation submitted, but both he and her family believe there is someone out there who knows where Nicole Marranca is. McKenna said he has not closed the case yet “because I feel that it is solvable. Quite honestly, I have a vested interest in finding out the truth. I’ve been working on it for so long. I want closure for the family.” “We still know absolutely nothing,” Kelley Marranca, a family member, said Thursday. “It’s frustrating. It’s upsetting. I just think somebody knows something.” Courtesy of Find Nicole Marranca Facebook page. Kelley Marranca said her daughter often asks about her, wondering if her mother is ever going to come home or is in heaven. Though two years have passed since she was last seen, her family is still hopeful for information. Since she has gone missing, they have continuously organized local searches for Nicole. They also have a Find Nicole Marranca Facebook page with regular updates. Tagged: ipd, ithaca, ithaca police department, Missing person, Nicole Marranca Related: Father of missing Ithaca woman: ‘I’m waiting for the worst, but I’d love to hear the best’last_img read more

Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.The advisory predicts a level of 5.9 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale for a high tide at 7:10 a.m. Sunday on the bay side of Ocean City at the Ninth Street Bridge. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare the prediction to other recent and historic tide levels. If predicted rain coincides with high tide, conditions could be worse.Street flooding is likely prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Vehicles should be moved from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity  if you take advantage of this service).For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. Temperatures are expected to drop rapidly through Sunday and into Monday. Please use extreme caution on sidewalks and roadways that could be icy. The October 2018 storm caused road closures, but continued work to mitigate flooding has lessened the problem, residents say. last_img read more

Jay special town meeting for NECEC is Monday, forum this Thursday

first_img[Update 7:59 a.m.] As Hydro-Quebec will not be sending a representative, they will be replaced by Tony Buxton of the Industrial Energy Consumers Group.JAY – A public forum will be held this Thursday to discuss the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line project, in advance of next week’s special town meeting.The forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the Spruce Mountain Middle School cafeteria. The special town meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, also at 6 p.m. and also at SMMS.The Board of Selectpersons voted to hold the special town meeting in May after accepting a petition signed by 217 residents. This reversed an earlier decision to not accept the petition, which sought to trigger a meeting to allow voters to determine the town’s stance toward Central Maine Power’s NECEC project.Previously, the board supported the project, as did a number of boards in local area towns. Town meeting votes have seen that support erode in Franklin County, with Farmington and Wilton changing previously-issued declarations of support to expressions of opposition.Monday’s meeting features two questions after electing a moderator; Ronald Aseltine has agreed to serve in that capacity if nominated. Article 2 would see if the town will oppose the transmission line project. Article 3 would authorize the board to submit letters of opposition to CMP, the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Land Use Planning Commission, assuming Article 2 were to pass. The selectpersons already voted to conduct the meeting via secret ballot.The forum is being organized by Rep. Tina Riley, who said that while the informational event is designed to support Monday’s special town meeting, the forum has been organized separately from the town government and selectpersons. Riley said that she intended to invite six panelists, including representatives of CMP and Hydro-Quebec – the company that would provide the power transported via the NECEC line – as well as an unaffiliated supporter. The panel will also include three people opposed to the project, including Susan Theberge, the resident that organized the petition. The panelists will provide brief statements followed by a question-answer period.The forum is open to all members of the public. Only Jay residents will be allowed to cast ballots at Monday’s vote.last_img read more

Mountain Mama: Candy Packing

first_imgTonight our wee ones will get inundated with candy. Good luck prying it from their closed fists. It’s not that I’m a sweets Grinch, the opposite really, I’m a candy feign and it’s one bad habit I’d rather not pass on to my son.I stumbled on something that works for us this time of year when the candy to burning-it-off ratio is terribly skewed, and that’s hiking with candy treats.My son hated hiking. Ever since I stopped carrying him, his protests began as soon as we got to the trailhead. “My legs can’t carry me.” “I’m exhausted.” He’d even say that he needed to take a nap, which goes to show the extreme extents he’d go to avoid hiking. He considers sleep a weakness, naps something he outgrew along with diapers.This past summer the sailing captain who helped me earn my skipper’s certification, and his daughter, escaped the heat of Charleston to visit us in the mountains. We all hiked.At some point he said, “This isn’t what I would have expected from Mountain Mama’s kiddo.”Shame, red and hot, crept up my face. I wondered what I was doing wrong. Why was my kid whining and refusing to walk? He rolled around in mud puddles and then demanded to be carried. The worst part was, after exhausting all the ninja parenting skills I’d seen others use and trying to reason with my son, inevitably I caved.I searched blogs to find out how other parents got their kids to hike. I tried it all – calling it other names, making a game out of hiking, picking berries or finding treasures along the way.Then I read about a family who hiked the Appalachian Trail with their five-year old. Their secret turned out to be bribing him with mini-sized Snickers.On the eve of the full moon, I couldn’t resist a last minute backpacking trip to Black Balsam, less than a mile from the parking lot to our campsite. I packed my camelback for Tobin and then pretended he was the engine and needed coal to carry his load up the mountain. The coal was a piece of hard candy that kept him occupied all the way to the top, and then he stopped.I was worried I’d have to give him more, but instead he pointed to the clouds parting, unveiling a mountaintop and said, “Look at that pretty view.”He helped me pitch our tent and make a cozy nest and the next day hiked down without any prompting.He turned to me, “I love backpacking, and I didn’t even whine.”I was grateful that a little sweet treat was enough to get him to stop resisting hiking long enough to try it. Now he even walks to my neighbor’s house. We live halfway up a mountain and she lives on the top, a twenty percent grade between us and 15 curves. He walked all the way unassisted by me, no candy, no bribes.More from Mountain Mama:last_img read more

The young Norwegians taking their own country to court over oil

first_img– Advertisement – “In a post-oil Norway, we may not have the same economic progress, but it is much more important to me that I can breathe, have children with a clear conscience, than Norway being the richest country in the world,” says Emma. “If not even the richest country in the world can start rebuilding, who will?”last_img