USCGC Campbell wraps up patrol with $80M of cocaine seizures

first_img The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell concluded its patrol of the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean having seized a total of $80 million dollars worth of cocaine.The cutter returned to its homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, on February 14, following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol.In the span of one month Campbell seized or disrupted a total of seven smuggling vessels carrying cocaine from South America bound for the United States. The amount of cocaine seized was estimated to be 4,800 pounds (2,177 kilograms) and worth more than $80 million dollars.In addition, Campbell’s crew rescued eight Cuban migrants attempting to sail from Cuba to the United States in an unseaworthy vessel.Campbell deployed in support of the Joint-Interagency Task Force-South, which is in an international operation to disrupt the transportation of narcotics. In doing so, Campbell worked with air, land, and naval assets from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Western Hemisphere partner agencies, to counter drug trafficking.Campbell’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Michael Nasitka, siad: “The amount of success we experienced is a true testament to the professionalism of the crew and their dedication to the mission.”“The patrol was extremely busy and the crew spent the holidays away from their families. Despite this, the crew rose to every challenge in order to achieve success at thwarting transnational crime in the Western Hemisphere.”Campbell is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, and is the sixth cutter to bear the name Campbell. The new Offshore Patrol Cutter contract has been awarded to replace the service’s 270-foot and 210-foot medium endurance cutters, which are becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate.[mappress mapid=”17720″] February 18, 2016 Authorities USCGC Campbell returns from patrol with $80 million of cocaine seizures Back to overview,Home naval-today USCGC Campbell returns from patrol with $80 million of cocaine seizures center_img View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Campbell Share this articlelast_img read more

Trick-or-Treaters With Food Allergies Can Look for ‘Teal Pumpkins’

first_imgFall is officially here. There’s a chill in the air, the scent of cinnamon wafting in grocery stores, apples abundantly displayed just waiting to be turned into homemade applesauce, and the ultimate sign of fall…pumpkins everywhere.For some, pumpkins mean nothing more than a simple seasonal change. For others they signify the beginning of all things that are deliciously pumpkin. Yet, kids (and adults) often see pumpkins as the mascot for our first holiday of the season: Halloween.Cherished by most as being an evening to get creative with costumes, pumpkin carving and painting, haunted hayrides and houses, and, of course, trick-or-treating, it’s an evening filled with memories. However, many children that would love to enjoy trick-or-treating can have a difficult time due severe food allergies. Whether a child’s allergy is to milk, eggs, gluten, wheat, peanuts, soy, food dyes, or tree nuts (or perhaps they can’t have candy at all), not all big brands state that a child with one or any of those allergies may safely consume one of their products.Attempting to find allergen friendly candy or snacks can also be very difficult. For example, those of us who have allergies always read every ingredient on every item of food we buy because even on something that sounds like it should be fine, it might cause a terrible reaction. Consider Twizzlers or Red Vines in this instance. They’re just licorice. However, they both contain wheat and red dye.If someone is severely allergic to wheat and they consume these products they will likely have a reaction. As for the red dye, well, this past January, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology did a study and stated that around 2 to 7 percent of those with allergies actually have issues with food dyes. The side effects from ingesting dyes when allergic can range from difficulty breathing to anaphylaxis. So, licorice is not fun to eat when you have allergies.Unfortunately even the “healthier” hand outs like such as dried fruits (preservatives and fructose), yogurt covered fruits (dairy), pretzels (gluten), nuts, dark chocolate (often processed in facilities where milk, soy, peanuts can cause cross contamination), etc. are out of the running when you have allergies. So, what if there was another way that kids could Trick or Treat without feeling left out? What if we took food out of the equation entirely and did something different?In 2014 FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education, started the Teal Pumpkin Project. The premise is to paint a pumpkin teal and display it by your front door so children with food allergies know you’re participating. Instead of giving out food items, you hand out non-food items. Some examples of what can be given out:Glow sticks, bracelets, necklacesHalloween themed erasersMarkers, pens, pencils, crayonsWhistles, noisemakersMini note padsThere are many options with non-food items, just use your imagination. Also, as stated on FARE’s website you can definitely give out candy and non-food items if you so choose as long as you do it safely by asking if the children have allergies.Last year homes from all 50 states and 7 countries participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project. To be honest, I knew nothing about this then so I’m really hoping to help spread the word about this and make sure every child gets the chance to have a safe and Happy Halloween.For more information, posters, a pre-made goodie bag with 50 non-food treats, window stickers and more please visit FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project.— News release from Dominique Soeldner, [email protected] (PDF, 608KB)last_img read more

Mr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold

first_imgMr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold, age 65, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on May 11, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late George Bernard and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1971 when the family moved to the Switzerland County community. Mike graduated in 1972 from Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Indiana. Mike was united in marriage in 1983 in Vevay, Indiana, to Melissa Curlin and this union was blessed with two sons, Matthew and Robert Mangold. Mike was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky and Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky. He was also employed for Randall Textron and US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana. Mike was a former member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Mike enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. Mike passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at his residence.Mike will be remembered by his sons, Matthew Mangold and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Robert Mangold and his wife, Shawntaine of Bennington, IN; his step-son, Kenny Young of Fort Sill, OK; his grandchildren, Michael, Arron, Richard, Adrian, Abigail and Andrew; his sister, Rosemarie Pavy of Columbia, TN; his brothers, Mark Mangold of Vevay, IN, Steve Mangold of Vevay, IN, Danny Mangold and his wife, Lucinda of Vevay, IN and Jeff Mangold and his companion, Dee Deputy of Madison, IN; his several nieces and nephews; his special friends, Brandon Schirmer of Vevay, IN and Joe Ryan Ricketts of Vevay, IN.He was preceded in death by his parents, George Bernard Mangold, died May 4, 2016 and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold, died May 14, 2007 and his brother, Richard Anthony Mangold, died June 30, 1961.Friends may call 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more