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LRAD Corporation Announces USD 1.5 Million in Orders from US Navy

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: million Share this article August 24, 2011 View post tag: Corporation View post tag: USD View post tag: US LRAD Corporation Announces USD 1.5 Million in Orders from US Navy View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Signs View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: 1.5 Back to overview,Home naval-today LRAD Corporation Announces USD 1.5 Million in Orders from US Navy View post tag: LRAD LRAD Corporation ,the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), today announced approximately $1.5 million in new LRAD orders from the U.S. Navy. The orders, which consist primarily of LRAD 1000X(tm) systems and support equipment, are scheduled to ship this quarter.“This is the latest in a series of LRAD orders we’ve received from the U.S. Navy since 2003,” commented Tom Brown, president and CEO of LRAD Corporation. “LRAD systems are deployed by naval forces around the world to hail, warn, notify and communicate over long distances, giving naval personnel time and distance to determine the intent of potential threats not responding to radio calls and creating standoff zones around their vessels.”The Company’s proprietary LRAD systems broadcast powerful voice commands and deterrent tones than can be clearly heard and understood over distances up to 3 km. Through highly intelligible long range communication, LRAD enables peaceful conflict resolution and potentially saves lives on both sides of the Long Range Acoustic Device(r). Brown concluded, “We’re pleased to provide the voice for the U.S. Navy’s escalation of force protocol to help protect sailors and keep innocent civilians safe during uncertain situations at sea.”[mappress]Source: Lrad, August 24, 2011;last_img read more

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‘Moorish National’ Loses Appeal Of House-Squatting Conviction

first_imgHouse keys and foreclosure notice ‘Moorish National’ Loses Appeal Of House-Squatting ConvictionDave Stafford  for Indiana Lawyer November 22, 2016 A man who identifies as a “Moorish National” sovereign citizen immune from state and federal law had no luck persuading the Indiana Court of Appeals to overturn his convictions arising from his occupancy of an Indianapolis house that was being prepared for sale after foreclosure.Wendell Brown, also known as Menes Ankh El, was found squatting in a home on West 39th Street in Indianapolis in April 2012, when a listing agent drove by on an occasional inspection of the property. Ankh El told the agent he had purchased the property, at which time the agent called police.Ankh El told police he had documents proving his ownership of the home, and he later produced a self-made identification card and a deed he had drafted entitled “Freehold in Deed” giving him possession of the property. Police arrested him and found he had moved himself and many possessions into the house.A jury convicted Ankh El on all five counts — Class C felonies burglary and forgery, Class D felony theft, and misdemeanors trespass and driving while suspended. The theft and trespass convictions were merged as lesser-included offenses and he was sentenced to four years, with two served in community corrections and two suspended to probation.The Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday, rejecting much of Ankh El’s appeal based on Moorish National sovereign citizen arguments that courts and laws of the state didn’t apply to him. Ankh El “argues that he is ‘a member of the ‘sovereignty’ and is ‘not bound by general words in statutes,” Judge Patricia Riley wrote for the panel. “Instead, ‘[a]s a sentient being,’ he claims that he is ‘governed by common law and [has] the natural right to do anything which [his] inclinations may suggest, if it be not evil in itself, and in no way impairs the rights of others. … We find no merit in (his) rambling contentions.”The panel held that the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction over Ankh El; the denial of his request to retain “Consuls from the Moorish American Nation” was proper because they were not licensed to practice law in Indiana; the evidence was sufficient; the charging information was not defective for listing his given name of Wendell Brown; and the court did not exhibit prejudice resulting in fundamental error by preventing him from presenting an adverse-possession defense.Ankh El told the agent and police “that he was the owner of the property, which he had recently purchased for $250,000 … created a deed purporting to claim the Property as his own, and he filed this homemade document with the Marion County Recorder,” Riley wrote in Wendell Brown a/k/a Menes Ankh El v. State of Indiana,49A05-1311-CR-550. “He also hung a flag on the front gate, changed all of the locks, and posted multiple signs warning against trespassing” after moving in with his possessions. “… [I]t is apparent (he) intended to steal the Property from its owner(s).”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Renewable generation further increased in the second quarter compared to the prior year, surpassing coal and nuclear generation and becoming the second-largest provider of U.S. electric generation during the period.Utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage fell 4.4% year over year in April through June to 932.4 million MWh, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” released Aug. 25.Gas-fired generation climbed 3.2% versus the prior-year period to 367.6 million MWh in the second quarter, accounting for 39.4% of the net total. Coal-fired generation declined 27.5% to 152.5 million MWh to account for 16.4% of the nation’s electricity. Nuclear generation slipped 2.9% to 190.7 million MWh.Over the same period, renewable output climbed 5.3% to 211.6 million MWh, increasing the share of renewables to 22.7% compared to 20.6% in the prior year. Wind and solar generation grew 11.7% and 23.5%, respectively.For June, utility-scale generation inched 0.5% higher year over year to 353.4 million MWh. Gas-fired generation climbed 4.6% to 143.2 million MWh, while coal-fired generation declined 16.7% year over year to 65.5 million MWh. Nuclear output was down 2.3% during the same period to 67.2 million MWh. Renewable generation rose 16.2% to 74.0 million MWh as conventional hydro, wind and solar output increased.Power-sector coal stockpiles fell by 3.6 million tons during the month, below the 10-year average draw of 6.0 million tons. During the prior 10 years, June stockpile fluctuations versus the prior month have ranged from a draw of 10.3 million tons to a build of 1.8 million tons. The EIA estimates that the June stockpile level of 150.7 million tons translates to 126 days of burn and 104 days of burn, respectively, for bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, 61.1% and 49.0% above the five-year averages for the month.[Krizka Danielle Del Rosario]More ($): U.S. renewable generation retains lead over coal in Q2’20 Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020last_img read more

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United States Issues Sanctions on Guatemalan Drug Lord’s Children and Companies

first_imgBy Dialogo November 19, 2012 It’s obvious that it’s okay they do that to them. Children shouldn’t be mistreated On November 14, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on alleged drug lord Waldemar Lorenzada Lima’s two children and eight companies because he is considered the link between Colombian mafias and Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel. Ovaldino Lorenzana, 44, and Marta Julia Lorenzana, 36, were officially charged as drug dealers, for which all their assets in the United States may be seized. American nationals cannot do business with them or their enterprises without facing criminal charges. Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, age 72, aka “El Patriarca,” is under arrest in Guatemala with his son Eliu Elixander, both awaiting extradition to the United States, confirmed the Guatemalan justice last August. The Lorenzana family comes from Zacapa, east of Guatemala, where they have established a wide network of companies and personnel to manage Colombian cocaine before sending it to the United States. last_img read more

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Will ‘El Chapo’s’ capture affect Sinaloa Cartel operations in Latin America?

first_img Ecuador fights drug trafficking Guatemala should be “more concerned” about possible violence in the wake of the capture of El Chapo because it shares a border with Mexico, which is home not only to the Sinaloa Cartel but also Los Zetas and other transnational criminal organizations, Rivera said. The Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas have moved 90 percent of their drug trafficking operations to Central America to smuggle cocaine into the United States, according to the UN. Both Mexican organized crime groups transport drugs from Central America to the United States through partnerships with Guatemalan gangs. Those gangs include Barrio 18, Los Mendoza, Los Lorenzana, Los Chamales, and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), which originated in El Salvador but also operates in Guatemala. Colombian drug trafficking groups may also try to take control of drug trafficking routes the Sinaloa Cartel has been using in Guatemala, according to Asturias. The Sinaloa Cartel, through the criminal gang Los Rastrojos, controls drug cultivation and methamphetamine labs on the border with Ecuador. They also control the guerrilla group’s drug crops and laboratories in Norte de Santander, one of the strategic areas where coca is transported to Venezuela. During the last two years, the Sinaloa Cartel has attained greater control of drug trafficking routes in Colombia, Rodríguez Luna said. El Chapo exerted control over smaller organized crime groups by providing money and weapons to them, which gave him leverage in negotiations, the security analyst said. With the capture of El Chapo, these organized crime groups “will seek to negotiate better conditions in terms of profits,” Rodríguez Luna. Security forces in Ecuador, Guatemala, and Colombia have made great strides in the fight against drug trafficking. The authorities of these countries and other partner nations in the Americas must remain vigilant in the fight against transnational criminal organizations, the three security analysts said. El Chapo is being held in the Altiplano maximum-security prison in the state of Mexico. El Chapo is a neighbor of the former leader of Los Zetas, Jaime González Durán, known as “El Hummer.” The Mexican Federal Police (PF) arrested González Durán in 2008. El Hummer is serving a 72-year prison sentence for kidnapping and organized crime. The greatest danger is if that fight spreads throughout the Central and South Americas which are sensitive regions regarding transnational security. CRACK DOWN ON DRUG TRAFFICKING It’s time the government capture those monsters that bring terror to our country with the damned drugs.7 I like this information That’s fine but what happens with those that use it; that’s another problem and it’s a very serious one worldwide. I liked the intelligence of the police because if I’m not mistaken, they had already captured him the first time. Very good, go on and thank you for keeping us informed. The World Health Organization should issue more publications on the damages that drugs cause to health. It is unbelievable that there are people interested in the decriminalization of drugs, unaware of how many people die from an overdose. Legalize drugs so that they pay taxes. Excellent articles… only Dialogo can have a specific vision of the current Latin American situation. The capture is a good thing, but as long as they don’t cut the octopus’s head, its tentacles will remain active. This is very good and informative. It’s not a matter of whether they like it or not. Personally, I think that decriminalizing or legalizing drugs with high taxes would be the biggest blow for drug trafficking, since: 1) it would end cartels, 2) it would prevent all the killing caused by the competition between them, 3) there would be more control over the usage, 4) the States (their governments) would eliminate a heavy expense from their budget, and they would receive an income that they are not receiving currently by having to deal with the health expenses caused by drug addiction. It was the same with alcohol. Its consumption was legalized and the killings ended. Just ask Chicago. The recent capture of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, could prompt changes in the organization’s criminal operations in Latin America, according to Armando Rodríguez Luna, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The Sinaloa Cartel operates in Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The organized crime group forms alliances with local gangs to transport drugs, usually cocaine, from South America north to Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The Sinaloa Cartel also transports cocaine from the Caribbean to Europe, Africa, and Australia. The Sinaloa Cartel has also forged partnerships with two Hong Kong mafias to acquire precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of highly addictive synthetic drugs. The organized crime group uses the chemicals to manufacture methamphetamines in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, officials have said. Sinaloa Cartel operatives, including members of local gangs, pick up the precursor chemicals from ports in Guatemala and Honduras, then drive the chemicals in SUVs to clandestine labs. With El Chapo incarcerated, the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations in Latin America could be altered, Rodríguez Luna said. The Sinaloa Cartel is the largest and most powerful transnational criminal organization in the world, but with El Chapo incarcerated, it could break up into smaller drug trafficking groups, Rodríguez Luna said. What is next for the Sinaloa Cartel? The fall of Pablo Escobar Mexican Marines capture ‘El Chapo’ By Dialogo March 09, 2014center_img Possible violence in Guatemala A similar fragmentation may occur now that El Chapo is incarcerated, the security analyst said. A breakup of the Sinaloa Cartel could unleash a wave of violence in Latin America and in Mexico, as El Chapo’s lieutenants fight for power, the security analyst said. “This would be typical of a realignment of roles, part of a realignment of power,” Rodríguez Luna said. “The small cartels – the ‘cartelitos’ – would try to fill the gaps, and El Chapo’s lieutenants may fight over the structure of the organization and profits.” Members of the Sinaloa Cartel in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Ecuador are watching to see who will take El Chapo’s place as leader of the transnational criminal organization. El Chapo may be replaced by his top lieutenant, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, according to published reports. “There is a lot of money at stake, hitmen, high-powered weapons, and drugs,” Rodríguez Luna said. The Sinaloa Cartel traffics drugs to the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia — 50 countries in all, according to the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration. Mexican Marines and police agents captured El Chapo in the early morning hours on February 22, 2014 inside a condominium in Mazatlan, in his home state of Sinaloa. Security forces captured the fugitive drug kingpin without firing a single shot. The capture ended a 13-year search for the fugitive drug lord, who escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001. While the capture of El Chapo is a major blow against the Sinaloa Cartel, the transnational criminal organization will continue to operate, according to Rodríguez Luna and two other security analysts, Freddy Rivera of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), which is based in Ecuador, and Sandino Asturias of the Center for Guatemalan Studies (CEG). The transnational criminal organization has a stable structure, which will allow it to operate with El Chapo in custody, the security analysts said. The capture of El Chapo may not have an immediate impact in Ecuador, where the Sinaloa Cartel relies on alliances with local gangs to transport drugs, Rivera said. In the short term, Ecuador may experience an increase in violence, as Colombian and Peruvian criminal organizations and other Mexican cartels attempt to take advantage of El Chapo’s capture by trying to take control of key drug trafficking routes, the security analyst said. Drug trafficking adjustments in Colombia Security forces in Ecuador are gathering intelligence on the reaction of drug trafficking groups to the capture of El Chapo, Rivera said. Ecuador is prepared to cooperate with the security forces of other partner nations to combat drug trafficking, Rivera said. The Sinaloa Cartel works with Ecuadorian gangs to transport drugs throughout the country and north of the border. Ecuador is not a drug-producing country, but it is used as a storage place and transport route by the Sinaloa Cartel, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and organized crime groups from Russia, Nigeria, and China, according to the World Drug Report 2013, issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Sinaloa Cartel, through the criminal gang Los Rastrojos, controls drug cultivation and methamphetamine labs on the border with Ecuador. It also controls the guerrilla group’s drug crops and laboratories in Norte de Santander, one of the strategic areas where coca is transported to Venezuela. Ecuador is one of the ten countries around the world that has had the most success in recent years in the fight against drug trafficking operations, according to the report. Drug traffickers move around 120,000 kilograms of cocaine from Colombia and Peru through Ecuador every year, according to the report “Situation Analysis of Drug Trafficking, A Police Perspective”, prepared by the American Police Community (AMERIPOL). That is what happened to international Colombian drug cartels which Latin American security forces broke up in the 1990s, Rodríguez Luna said. For example, in December 1992, Colombian security forces killed Pablo Escobar, the leader of the Medellin Cartel. The cartel had produced and transported cocaine to Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The cartel had its own airplanes, and flew huge amounts of cocaine to the U.S. After the death of Escobar, the Cali Cartel took over the international cocaine trade for about two years, until security forces captured its leaders. By the mid-1990s, smaller organized crime groups, like the Norte del Valle Cartel and the BACRIM were controlling the cocaine trafficking trade in Colombia and other parts of Latin America, according to Rodríguez Luna. last_img read more

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Identify and eliminate self-limiting beliefs

first_img continue reading » Viewing your life circumstances as a collection of opportunities and obstacles, rather than concrete limitations, is critical to recognizing your capabilities and finding happiness. So says Phil Hansen, an artist who has continued to blossom after overcoming a potentially career-ending tremor in his dominant hand.“The key to changing the way we think about limitations lies in making the distinction between what qualifies as a limitation, and what is a self-limiting belief,” says Hansen, who delivered his “Embrace the Shake” message at the CUNA Lending Council Conference.Making that distinction is important at both the individual and organizational level, says Hansen, as credit unions often face competitive disadvantages they must address to survive and thrive.A limitation, Hansen says, is something that’s been put in our way. A self-limiting belief is something that we put in our own way, that blocks all paths and doesn’t allow for possibilities. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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This week: NAFCU advocacy continues with bureau meeting, Kraninger vote slated

first_imgThe Senate remains in Washington this week as the House continues August recess. Continuing its award-winning advocacy efforts with lawmakers and regulators, NAFCU on Thursday will meet with Tom Pahl, policy associate director for research, markets and regulations at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (previously the CFPB). Also that day, NAFCU staff will attend a joint trades meeting on housing finance reform.NAFCU also continues its outreach to lawmakers – both in Washington and those in their home districts – on credit union issues such as regulatory relief and data security and encourages credit unions to do the same. The association continues to build its top-notch speaker list for the upcoming Congressional Caucus – Sept. 11-14.On Thursday, the Senate Banking Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to lead the bureau. During her nomination hearing before the committee last month, Kraninger said that rulemakings by the bureau should be tailored “to reduce the burden of compliance, particularly on consumers and smaller marketplace participants.”The committee is expected to clear her to serve in this capacity, which would move her nomination to the full Senate for a final vote. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Nussle, Donovan named top lobbyists

first_img continue reading » CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan were named “Top Lobbyists” in 2020 by The Hill.“In a busy and challenging year for the influence world, these are the people who wielded their clout and knowledge most effectively,” according to the publication.The Hill notes that despite the pandemic and associated economic effects, Nussle and Donovan are among key players members turn to ensure their voices are heard in the nations capital.Both received the same honor in 2019 and 2018 by The Hill. Nussle joined CUNA in September 2014 and has been featured on the list each year since then. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Salvation Army of Binghamton continues to help the hungry during pandemic

first_imgThe Salvation Army has even gotten extra help from some local businesses. If you are able to make a contribution to the Salvation Army, click here. Members of the Union Center Christian Church have also recently donated. “The homeless population, the helpless population, those who are down on their luck. Really anybody that needs our services we’re available to serve,” said Captain Joseph Hansen. Some of the businesses who have donated so far include Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday, Traditions, Bimbos Bakeries. “We know that it’s impacting families who have lost jobs or have been laid off, so we know it’s impacted them but it’s nice to be able to give them a ray of hope in that we can be able to provide them with some food,” said Hansen. “We’re used to getting to know our clients, being with them, just getting to know them and showing them that they’re loved and they’re cared for,” said Hansen. “We couldn’t do this without the community support and we’ve had lots of restaurants step up to give us some produce and other foods so we could continue our mission,” said Hansen. “We’re always dependent on our donors to help us throughout the year. It’s really nothing new to us that the community would step up and really support us during a time when it’s the most needed,” said Hansen.center_img Since the coronavirus pandemic, Hansen says the Salvation Army has seen three times more people walking through its doors. Despite serving more people, the organization has had to make changes and even some cuts to its programs– a reality that hurts. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Salvation Army of Binghamton’s mission is to meet human needs. That can be a little tough during this time, but its still doing everything it can. The organization helps some of the people who need it most in our area, mostly addressing food insecurity. It’s still operating its soup kitchen as takeout only and its food pantry is contactless.last_img read more

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Red Bank School Board President Stepping Down

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – There will be another seat to fill among the nine-member borough Board of Education, in addition to those up for this November’s election.Current Board President Carrie Ludikowski has announced she is stepping down from the board, with the Aug. 2 meeting being her last.Ludikowski, her husband and three children are relocating to North Carolina later this summer, she told The Two River Times. Ludikowski had been on the board for nine years, first being appointed to fill an unexpired term and then running and winning in three separate elections for full three-year terms.She won re-election last November and was elected board president at the board’s January re-organization meeting. She described her tenure on the board as “a labor of love.” Ludikowski said she and her husband were supporters of public school and planned to send their children to the primary school when they reached school age. She heard concerns from other parents but discovered, “They didn’t seem to know why they weren’t going to send their kids to the primary school. They just weren’t.”That response led Ludikowski to begin going to board meetings to become better informed. And that led her to participate in some board sub-committees that encouraged community members’ involvement, resulting in her initially filling a vacancy on the board. Now, “I feel I’m walking away at a high point,” for the board and district and their accomplishments in recent years, she said.The public school district has traditionally had difficulty overcoming what proponents have maintained an undeserving negative image. That, Ludikowski insisted, is now changing, especially over the last couple of years. “I think that there’s a lot more attention to what’s going on in the schools of Red Bank,” at this point, she said. “And I think it’s a benefit to all of Red Bank…I don’t think the school community has ever been this strong.”center_img According to state statute, the board will have to advertise for replacement applications, with the board voting to fill that position. The selected applicant will serve for the 2016-17 year and will have to run in the November 2017 election for the remaining term year, should the applicant choose.There are three seats open for the November election with two incumbents, Ben Forest and Suzanne Viscomi running unopposed for their seats, according to Christine Hanlon, county clerk. Current incumbent Marjorie Lowe did not file with the county clerk’s office to run for another term.last_img read more

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