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first_imgFormidable challenges stand in the way of controlling and eventually eliminating nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in the Middle East. A new discussion paper issued by the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs outlines both the challenges and a set of near-term measures designed to fast forward the development of political solutions to the weapons dilemma.“A WMD Free Zone in the Middle East: Creating the Conditions for Sustained Progress” is co-authored by Martin Malin and Paolo Foradori.“The political, security, and economic benefits of establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East are potentially great and would be broadly shared. Many of the region’s most vexing problems—from the Iranian nuclear standoff, to threat of Syrian chemical weapons, to the proliferation of ballistic missiles, to the sense of fear and injustice surrounding Israel’s nuclear program, to concern over the spread of nuclear energy—would be eased or erased with the entry into force of a region-wide treaty banning all weapons of mass destruction and their delivery vehicles,” the authors write. Yet they admit that, “the obstacles to establishing a WMD-free zone in the Middle East are numerous and long-standing. They will not soon be overcome.”last_img read more

first_imgHave you ever wondered what goes into stocking a Southern Appalachian trout stream? The hardworking folks at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries field hundreds of question every year about the magic behind trout stocking and, as a result, have decided to clear up any misconceptions with a series of informative videos that track the journey of a stocked trout all the way from egg to adult fish. The first episode features Bryan Beers, the manager of the Paint Bank Fish Hatchery in Paint Bank, Virginia—a class A cold-water facility raising brown, brook and rainbow trout.“We do approximately 150,000 pounds of trout a year,” Beers says. “That means that at least 800,000 fingerling fry are produced here each year.”The essential task of the the Paint Bank Fish Hatchery, Beers says, is to provide eggs, fingerlings and advanced fingerlings for transfer to other facilities such as the Coursey Springs and Motebello fish hatcheries.Follow along with the stocking process in the video above, and stayed tuned for more informative videos like this by following Virginia Department of Game and Inlands Fisheries on Facebook.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Nathan Lee “Nate” Bovard, age 79, of East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on December 26, 1936, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the son of the late, R. Kenneth and Mary Norma Lee (Higbee) Bovard. He was raised in East Enterprise, Indiana and was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School. Nate enjoyed farming all of his life and milking cows. He was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana. Nate will be remembered for his love of watching basketball and collecting antique tractors. Nate passed away at 3:25 am, Monday, October 24, 2016, at the Baptist East Health in Louisville, Kentucky.Nate will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law: Deloris C. Bovard of Rising Sun, IN; his half-brothers: Warren Bovard and his wife: Sharon of Rising Sun, IN and Herschel Bovard of Aurora, IN; his half-sisters: Linda Kay Frederick of Rising Sun, IN, Bonnie Bovard of Rising Sun, IN, Connie Richter and her husband: Davey of Rising Sun, IN, Nanette Daws and her husband: Roy of Rising Sun, IN, Suzanne Padgett of Valdosta, GA, Cindy Hudson and her husband: Tony of Rising Sun, IN, Joyce Allen and her husband: Bruce of Bright, IN, Sheila Lowes of Florence, KY and Leisa Jensen and her husband: Jody of Hayesville, NC; his brother-in-law: Glen Armand of Bossier City, LA; his numerous nieces and nephews and his close friend: Carl Lay of East Enterprise, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents: R. Kenneth Bovard, died January 20, 1977 and Mary Norma Lee (Higbee) Bovard, died January 30, 1942; his step-mother: Virginia (Bakes) Bovard; his brother: Robert P. “Bobby” Bovard, died January 22, 1994; his sister: Barbara Armand; his half-brothers: Johnny Joe Bovard, Terry Bovard and Tommie Wayne “Tom” Bovard, died March 8, 2014 and his half-sister: Brenda Yauger.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more