Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) has revamped their website, www.lakechamplainchocolates.com(link is external), focusing on e-commerce for consumers. The new site features over 80 gourmet chocolate products, ranging from boxes of truffles to Belgian chocolate bars, hot chocolate to dessert sauces. Consumers experience a streamlined shopping experience with unprecedented flexibility in navigating the site.Website visitors can take a virtual factory tour, as well as learn about cocoa bean harvesting and roasting. Users can also recommend recipes or products to friends with just a few clicks. Other features include a calendar of when to give chocolates, chocolate tips & terms, factory tour information, company news & history, corporate gift program information, and a list of retail stores that carry Lake Champlain Chocolates. Wholesalers and hotels can also directly request information.By popular request, the new website allows consumers to order personalized wedding favors online; choosing which chocolates they want, how the boxes will be engraved, and which of nine ribbon colors the boxes will be tied with. Website visitors can also enter a monthly drawing for a $25 gift of chocolates in exchange for answering a short survey.LCC’s Autumn line of seasonal gifts features leaf and pumpkin shaped chocolates, as well as chocolate turkeys. Some new and returning products are Truffles, Chocolates of Vermont, Pralines, Almond Butter Crunch, Five-Star Bars, Signature & Filled Bars, Gift Baskets, Dessert Sauces, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Novelties, and the Chocolates-of-the-Month Club.
Lake Champlain Chocolates Launches New E-Commerce Website
The June Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine is on stands now!
Hold your breath and dive into June’s Water Issue…which highlights paddling through three of the wildest swamps in the South, swimming rapids on the New, rappelling waterfalls with a tenkara rod, and boating with the fun-loving whitewater warriors of Ohiopyle. You can also view our adventure dog photo contest winners, check out the hottest new paddlesports gear, and meet the wildest woman in America.FeaturesLEGENDS OF OHIOPYLEMeet five paddling pioneers from a world-class whitewater town along Pennsylvania’s Lower Yough.SWAMPEDSwamps aren’t dark and dreary lagoons, but light-filled water wonderlands. Explore three of the country’s largest and wildest swamplands.A WOMAN WITH GUTSWhat happens when a scrappy turtle biologist with road-kill breath takes on one of the world’s wealthiest families to protect a wild island?TENKANYONEERINGRappelling down waterfalls and minimalist fishing are the new peanut butter and jelly.DepartmentsQUICK HITSRx: biking / Paying for mountain air / Two most endangered rivers in the SouthTHE DIRTWhitewater swimming / A big dam mess on the Hazel River / Roots racingTHE GOODSThe hottest items in paddlesportsTRAIL MIXBig Daddy Love takes Appalachian rock on the road
New Salvadoran Troop Contingent Joins Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon
The FAES Troops are joining an important international mission to support the Israeli and Lebanese authorities in upholding the demarcation established by the UN on June 7, 2000. This border, known as the “blue line”, is a sign of the ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel, said Brigadier General Luis Walter Ortiz, Commander of the Salvadoran Military’s Doctrine and Military Education Command (CODEM). Under the imposing summer sun of the Salvadoran sky, the 52 members of the XI contingent of Blue Helmets from the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES) lifted their packs onto their shoulders on March 1st as they prepared to travel to the Middle East to join the United Nations (UN) Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). “We have trained for several weeks to join this mission,” said Colonel Raúl Armando Galán Hernández, one of the UNIFIL XI contingent’s commanders. “And while it is hard to leave our families, we are convinced that we are supporting an international effort to maintain peace and protect civilians who need us.” The mission for UNIFIL, which is made up of Troops from 30 countries, is to achieve a permanent ceasefire and long-term solution to the conflict between Lebanon and Israel. “We are protecting the civilian population, preventing more fighting in the area, and helping to stabilize the country,” stated Defense Minister David Munguía Payés during the farewell ceremony for the UNIFIL XI contingent. “For the FAES, it is always a great honor to join other Military forces that are working for world peace.” The UNIFIL XI contingent – the largest ever assigned by the FAES to a peacekeeping operation – will spend three months at the El Goloso Military base in Madrid, Spain, where it will participate in peacekeeping training operations with the U.S. Army prior to deployment. Since 2008, the FAES has integrated 520 peacekeepers into the Spanish contingent. UN Security Council Resolution 1701 extended UNIFIL’s presence until August 31st, stressing its positive role in establishing a new strategic environment that merits the intensification of this cooperation. The UNIFIL peacekeeping mission was established in March 1978, through an agreement by the U.N. Security Council. El Salvador’s presence in Lebanon is the result of Resolution 2115. By Dialogo March 14, 2016 Upon arriving in the Middle East, the Salvadoran Blue Helmets will help the Lebanese Armed Forces monitor the “blue line” and establish a weapons-free zone between that line and the Litani River. The UNIFIL XI will also support Israeli and Lebanese authorities in providing humanitarian assistance to victims of the conflict and repatriating displaced civilians. International cooperation The FAES Troops, who will also assist in disabling and destroying explosive devices, received training in this skill at the International Demining Center in Spain. The UNIFIL XI contingent previously trained at the CODEM Center for Peacekeeping Operations. The facility has a modern complex that was financed by a $1.3 million donation from the Global Fund for Peacekeeping Operations Program through the U.S. Southern Command and the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador. Demining training “Our Troops participated in simulations of peacekeeping operations with all the characteristics of the situations they will face in the Middle East,” explained Brig. Gen. Ortiz during the UNIFIL contingent’s farewell ceremony. “We are confident in their abilities to adhere exactly to the expertise they have acquired.”
Robredo hits Marcos: ‘I’m not the robber’
Robredo’s response was after Marcos said in an interview that he was “frustrated” by the Sumpreme Court’s (SC) verdict and that he feels robbed by Robredo. MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredoslammed former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who said he was “robbed” ofhis supposed six-year-term as vice president. “Parang dapat hindi niya kaya yun sabihin. Between the two of us, hindi ako yung robber,” she added. “Yung resulta galing sa Comelec (Commission on Elecetions), prino-claim tayo ng Kongreso panalo tayo. Nagkaroon ng recount, panalo ulit tayo. Ilang panalo pa ang kailangan para maniwala siya hindi siya yung nanalo?” Robredo said./PN “By conducting the cheating in the election, they robbed the proper Vice President who won the election – myself – from the 3 years of service. Yes, I do,” Marcos was quoted as saying. Instead of ruling whether to dismiss Marcos’ electoral protest, the SC sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, have ordered the release of the report on the initial recount of votes on Tuesday. Robredo shot down the losing vice presidential candidate, saying it was not her that has the “habit of robbing.” Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS The high court also ordered Marcos and Robredo to submit their memoranda “on the various issues relating to the jurisdiction and other matters” on the former senator’s third cause of action, which seeks the annulment of election results in the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao. “Parang nakakatawa naman na siya nagsasabi nun. Hindi ata ako yung may ugaling mag-rob. Lahat ng na-achieve ko pinagpaguran ko, wala akong fake diplomas. Hindi ako naglalabas ng fake news,” Robredo said in a press conference after the Supreme Court deferred anew on ruling on Marcos’ poll protest.
ICPO wages war vs illegal gambling
ILOILO City – The Iloilo City PoliceOffice (ICPO) has declared an all-out war against all forms of illegalgambling in the metro. ICPO director, Police Colonel EricDampal, vowed to hit hard on illegal gambling, particularly illegal numbersgame “bookies” that continuously compete with the government-sanctioned Small TownLottery (STL). Last week, Police Regional Office 6director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan also directed his local unitsand police chiefs to focus on illegal gambling aside from illegaldrugs. Dampal, who recently took ever the ICPOhelm, called on all his police chiefs, including intelligence officers, to spearheada full-scale crackdown against illegal gamblers in their area of assignment. Healso ordered his cops to strictly follow the “no take policy.” He also warned his men for the no takepolicy. Dampal noted that based on their latestmonitoring, there are no organized financiers in this city, saying theoperations are individual and that the bet collectors are basing their resultto STL in the province of Guimaras. The STL in Guimaras is legal after thefinanciers got their franchise. According to the city top cop, this directiveis in line with the main thrusts of no less than, Philippine National Police chiefGeneral Archie Francisco Gamboa, who earlier vowed to make the country free fromillegal gambling. “Those who will be caught violatingmy directive for the no take policy will be slapped with an administrativecase,” said Pamuspusan./PN “There will be no let up againstillegal gambling and I made this clear to my men – the no take policy,” saidDampal. On March 7,
Aluko to address MPs on BAME absence in sports leadership
Paul Elliott, the chair of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, has established a voluntary Equality In Football Leadership code to improve diversity among football clubs and governing bodies at all levels. Aluko who has always been outspoken against all forms of gender discrimination featured prominently in allegations of racism that saw former England Women coach Mark Simpson sent packing. Eniola who is elder sister of Super Eagles ace Sonny Aluko who plays for Reading, last laced boots for Juventus ladies before taking the Women Sporting Director at Villa. Read AlsoAluko named Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director She made 27 appearances for Juventus scoring 15 goals. Other clubs she played for in the course of her footballing career include Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic. She scored goals for England in 102 appearances between 2004 and 2016. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko, will address Members of Parliament next week Tuesday on the lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in sports leadership roles. The former Chelsea and juventus ladies ace who is currently Aston Villa Women Sporting Director has been called to an evidence session of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee scheduled for Tuesday July 7. The lack of BAME representation at the upper echelons of UK sport has been highlighted by the focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Also billed to address MPs will be Paul Cleal, non-executive director and adviser to several sporting bodies, including the Premier League where he sits on the Equality Standard Panel. Eniola Aluko last laced boots for Juventus ladies scoring 15 goals in 27 appearancesAdvertisement Loading…
Wildcat Netters Defeat Golden Eagles
Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Lincoln High School 3-2.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 7-5, 6-0 vs. Mark Cox#2 Singles Brant Ertel 3-6, 2-6 vs. Mike Dalrymple#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 2-6, 0-6 vs. Brandon Duran#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 6-2, 7-5 vs. Zach Hall & Jacob Longo#2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 6-1, 7-5 vs. Dillon Asher & Jarrin ErvinCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Scott.
Ferdinand: Welbeck hungry for goals
Rio Ferdinand can sense Danny Welbeck is desperate to avoid a second season of goalscoring underachievement. Press Association Welbeck has passed that figure already with his brace at Swansea last weekend, with Ferdinand confirming his team-mate had returned for pre-season training with renewed determination. “Every other department of Danny’s game is fine,” said Ferdinand. “It is just the goalscoring. “Many people forget he was playing on the wings a lot of the time last season but you still expected him to score more goals. “You can tell from the way he has approached the season, the way he is training and the way he looks at the moment he has got it in his head he wants to get on the goalscoring sheet. “You can see that in the positions he is taking up. He is a lot more threatening now.” Ferdinand has spotted the same traits in Robin van Persie, but for different reasons. Having secured the Golden Boot in addition to his first Premier League title last season, Van Persie’s controversial move from Arsenal worked out perfectly. But, as with Welbeck, he too wants more. “Robin doesn’t want to be remembered as a one-season wonder,” said Ferdinand. “He doesn’t want people to think about him as just coming here, doing well in that one season but not being able to continue. “He wants to do it over a number of years. He is on course to be remembered in that way.” Like so many of his United team-mates, now Van Persie has got the taste for medals, he has no wish to lose it. “Robin is not a short-term kind of guy,” said Ferdinand. “It is all long term for him. There is a thought process behind everything he does. “It is all geared towards him being as good as he can be on a weekend. In that sense, he is just doing what you expect. He is a top player.” Despite forcing his way into Roy Hodgson’s first-choice England line-up, Welbeck’s scoring record for Manchester United last term left much to be desired. The 22-year-old found the net on only two occasions for the Red Devils last term, with his single Premier League strike coming against Stoke in October.
GLTA and GBTI host successful tennis camp
THE partnership between the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) and Guyana Bank for Trade & Industry (GBTI) has resulted in another successful tennis camp. Despite the rainy weekend, the camp ended with excitement at the GBTI Tennis Courts in Diamond.In his opening address, the President of GLTA, Mr. Jamal Goodluck, praised GBTI for their collaborative efforts and expressed his gratitude to the scores of tennis enthusiasts for their zeal and willingness to participate in the camp.The association will be working on maintaining a programme in the the community. Parents were encouraged to continue making tennis a key part of their children’s development, while the adults were congratulated for their endurance throughout the camp.Mr. Surendra Samdass, Manager of GBTI Diamond Branch, conveyed the commitment the financial institution has made in supporting the development of tennis in the Diamond community and in Guyana as a whole.He stated that GBTI will continue to foster a relationship with GLTA, by not just sponsoring the annual GBTI Tennis Tournament, but through the Diamond Tennis Camp as well.Samdass encouraged the participants of the camp to take advantage of the opportunities available to utilize the bank’s tennis courts, so that they can develop their skills learnt over the pass few weekends.Immediately following his address, the Bank Manager presented the players with certificates of participation in the three-weekend tennis camp. Outstanding players won trophies in their respective categories. Those categories and their winners are:In the Adult class, Saeed Gopie took the win ahead of Runner-up Andy Jafer, while Donnie Anderson beat Renaldo Alexander in the Intermediate division.The junior class saw Johnny Dick and Kevon Aaron finish winner and runner up respectively while Noah Persaud was the winner in the beginners category with Paul McKenzie as the runner-up.
Chahal sparks England collapse as India win T20 series
BENGALURU (Reuters) – Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around England’s batsmen to pick up six wickets and fire the hosts to a series-clinching 75-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 international on yesterday.Chasing 203 for victory, the touring side collapsed spectacularly to lose their last eight wickets in 19 deliveries for the addition of eight runs as they were dismissed for 127 in the 17th over.Leg-spinner Chahal’s figures of 6-25 were the third best in the shortest format of the game.Earlier, Suresh Raina and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored brisk fifties to power India to 202-6 after England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss.India lost batting mainstay Virat Kohli to a run-out early but Raina, who made 63 off 45 balls, and KL Rahul (22) gave the team a good platform with a 61-run stand for the second wicket.Rahul was bowled for 22 by Ben Stokes but replays later showed the umpire had missed the paceman overstepping the bowling crease.Dhoni then struck his first T20 international half-century on his way to a 36-ball 56 and, with another experienced batsman in Yuvraj Singh, flayed the English attack to take India past the 200-run mark.Left-handed Yuvraj, who hit England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six consecutive sixes in the World Twenty20 in 2007, smashed three sixes and a four in four balls off paceman Chris Jordan in his knock of 27 from 10 balls.England looked well set to push India close and were 114-2 in 12 overs after Morgan smashed part-timer Suresh Raina for three sixes in an over costing 22 runs.But they lost their way against leg-spinners Chahal and Amit Mishra and after Joe Root was dismissed for 42 and Morgan for 40 the remaining batsmen all fell cheaply.Umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin, who had upset England with a couple of contentious decisions in the last game in Nagpur, withdrew from his on-field duties before the toss after complaining of illness.India also beat England in the Test and One-Day series.