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Amazon donations via In Kind Direct increase 10x to £500,000

first_imgItems donated by Amazon include toys, pet food, household disposables, homeware, kitchen items and mosquito nets.[quote align=”left”]“In Kind Direct is a great charity that benefits vast numbers of people and we are happy to provide our support in any way we can. We look forward to working with them closely and to an even greater extent in the years to come”Ajay Kavan, Vice President, Consumables at Amazon.co.uk Ltd[/quote]Seaforth Information Network Group (SING) is one charity that has received Amazon products through In Kind Direct. They have helped it to run activities, its centre and they are also given to people that may be struggling to afford goods.“If we know someone is struggling then we can offer them essential items that we have from In Kind Direct. We often distribute goods such as toys, nappies, games, clothes and washing powder to parents via our nursery so that people don’t feel self-conscious about having to ask. Using In Kind Direct really frees up a lot of budget for our charity.”John Oldland, Centre Manager, SING[message_box title=”About In Kind Direct” color=”blue”]In Kind Direct was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996 to provide an easy way for manufacturers, retailers and other organisations to be more socially responsible and ensure that surplus goods are put to good use in local communities. It uses its network of partner charities to distribute the surplus goods donated by corporates reach those who need them most.[/message_box] Howard Lake | 20 November 2013 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amazon donations via In Kind Direct increase 10x to £500,000 Online retailer Amazon has donated stock and services worth over £500,000 to charities via In Kind Direct. This is a tenfold increase on its donations last year.So far this year 865 charities have benefited from Amazon’s donations.Amazon has supported In Kind Direct for several years. This year, it extended this support by providing help to the charity with IT hosting, funding and sharing expertise on merchandising and online retail. Amazon.co.uk Ltd’s Vice President, Consumables, Ajay Kavan, also joined the In Kind Direct board of Trustees and this year was elected Chair of In Kind Direct’s International Committee. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Hurricane Harvey Recovery

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Maxine Waters: “This Hearing Was Long Overdue” Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Schneiderman & Sherman, and More … The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a grant of $652 million to help Texas in its efforts to recover from the effect of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey on the state’s housing and infrastructure.This grant supports the $5 billion in disaster recovery that was approved by HUD in June 2018. On its part, Texas has submitted its latest recovery plan for HUD’s review. The plan primarily focuses on the restoration of damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, and infrastructure.According to the latest plan submitted to HUD, the bulk of the $652 million, will go towards program-related funds allocated to the State of Texas administered programs. Around $200 million will be allocated to the Affordable Rental Program. Around $236 million will be allocated towards the state-run Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP), while around $4.4 million is allocated to Housing Program Project Delivery.The additional funding allocated to HAP increases total funding for the program to around $1.3 billion to help meet owner-occupied housing’s unmet need, the plan submitted by the state indicated.“Today, we’re taking another important step along the path to recovery for hard-hit areas in East Texas,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD is committed to working alongside Texans to rebuild their homes, restore their businesses and repair their critical infrastructure.”The Texas General Land Office (GLO) estimates the cost of damages from Hurricane Harvey at $120 billion, making it the costliest event in U.S. history. The hurricane shut down ports, trade, tourism, oil and gas production, agricultural production, and general businesses across most of the Texas coast, for almost a week and, in some cases, significantly longer.”I am grateful to Secretary Carson for his tremendous partnership throughout the recovery and ongoing rebuilding process and for his leadership from the very beginning,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “With these funds, Texas will do more than rebuild. We will rebuild our communities stronger and more resilient than before.”According to the GLO, over a million homes were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Texas is projected to spend more than $2.6 billion on response and recovery. Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Ben Carson Funds Greg Abbott HOUSING HUD hurricane harvey infrastructure Texas in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, News Related Articles HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Hurricane Harvey Recoverycenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / HUD Reaffirms Its Commitment to Hurricane Harvey Recovery The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Ben Carson Funds Greg Abbott HOUSING HUD hurricane harvey infrastructure Texas 2019-02-26 Radhika Ojha February 26, 2019 1,687 Views last_img read more

Mt. Moriah Quilters’ mission is success

first_imgLatest Stories The quilters were around the quilitng frame and as busy as bees 10 hours a week from December through April quilting the tops. They enjoyed the fellowship that enveloped the “bee” as much as they enjoyed putting together quilts that, hopefully, will one day be heirlooms and family treasures.“I don’t know exactly how many hours of work we have in these quilts,” Mitchell said.“I just know they were made with a lot of love. We hope that those who held the winning tickets will get as much enjoyment from owning them as we did from making them.”A drawing was held for all three quilts, and two of the winners were local. Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell “Alyssa Falum who works at Wal-Green’s and Mattie Murphy with Alpha were both very excited to win the quilts,” Mitchell said. “Alyssa won the Nine Patch quilt and Mattie won the Paddle quilt. Jimmy Rane, the Yella-wood man from Abbeville, won the Tree of Paradise quilt, and we all thought that he was an approporate winner for that quilt.”The quilt raffle was a very successful fundraiser for Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and Mitchell expressed appreciation to those who pieced and donated the quilt tops, all of those who did the quilting and to the many who purchased tickets.“It took a lot of planning and work for the quilt raffle to be a success, and we thank everybody who had a part in what was a very successful project,” Mitchell said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen The Mt. Moriah Fellowship Quilters were on a mission.They wanted to do their part in reducing the church’s financial obligation for the adjoining property that will give them room for expansion when the need arises.Piece-by-piece they worked, quilting three quilt tops that almost anyone would love to own and be willing to make a donation toward a chance to do so. You Might Like ‘Devastated’ What should have been a homecoming of sorts for Carter Brothers Manufacturing Company turned to heartbreak early Monday morning when… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Mt. Moriah Quilters’ mission is success The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Mt. Moriah Fellowship Quilters chose different patterns for the quilt tops, the Paddle, Tree of Paradise and Nine Patch. Each top was quilted with loving hands and was very special, said Mary Mitchell.“We all love to quilt and we all love our Lord and our church,” she said.“We were doing work we love.” Email the author Print Article Published 11:02 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2010last_img read more

SOF drill Trojan Footprint expanding from the Baltic

first_img View post tag: SOCEUR Personnel from ten nations rehearsed the rapid deployment of special operations and armed forces in a drill that is no longer confined to the Baltic region.Taking place this June in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, exercise Trojan Footprint 19 was led by Special Operations Command Europe and included operators from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, the Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the US.The major training objective for Trojan Footprint 19 was exercising multi-domain mission command across several nations at the operational level and below, synchronizing dozens of operations across the air, land and sea.In order to build the scale needed to support large SOF headquarters, this year’s exercise joined with the Romanian annual national SOF exercise Black Swan. Black Swan focused on three different levels from Special Operations Task Unit to Special Operations Task Groups up to SOF Component Command.“Although most of us know each other from multiple deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, the size and difficulty of the exercise really challenged the multinational team on all levels and provided a superb training opportunity for us,” said Hungarian SOF Commander Brig. Gen. Tomas Sandor. “The deployment of a US Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force [for Trojan Footprint] added a tremendous training value and unique opportunity to work side by side and learn from each other.”As the fictional crisis continued to develop, US SOF and other allies and partners deployed to Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania as Trojan Footprint began. Prior to this year’s exercise, Trojan Footprint took place biennially, with a focus on the Baltic region.“Making Trojan Footprint an annual exercise, with rotating focus between the Baltic and Black Sea regions, provides several opportunities for our command and our partners,” said US Army Col. George Thiebes, SOCEUR deputy commander. Photo: Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman from Naval Special Warfare conduct maritime operations June 20, 2019 on the Black Sea as part of Trojan Footprint 2019. Photo: SOCEUR Share this article View post tag: Trojan Footprintlast_img read more

Baker appointed as new Maple Leaf MD

first_imgCanada-based Maple Leaf Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Baker as the new head of bakery at its UK operations, Maple Leaf Bakery UK. He will take over the role of managing director, effective 6 April, after Maple Leaf’s parent company Canada Bread announced the departure of previous MD Peter Maycock last month. Baker will be based at the company’s Park Royal office in London and has had over 30 years experience in the baking industry, including his position as chief executive of La Fornaia from 2003-2007, a company acquired by Maple Leaf in late 2007. He has also served as chief operating officer (divisional MD) at RHM Consumer Brands and as managing and divisional director at British Bakeries from 1996-2002. Other related management experience in the baking industry includes his role as divisional MD of RHM Cereals, RHM director and managing director of Rank Hovis.Maple Leaf Bakery UK, based in Rotherham, produces speciality bakery products including bagels, artisan and health breads, croissants and Viennoiserie via retailer own-label and through its New York Bakery brand.last_img read more

On the Twentieth Century’s Kristin Chenoweth & Company Perform Energetic Medley

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Related Shows On The Twentieth Century Star Files Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and her fellow cast mates of On the Twentieth Century stopped by The Today Show on April 21 to celebrate their Best of Broadway week with a high-energy medley. So how does the pint-sized soprano maintain all that spunk after eight shows a week and morning show appearances? “Coca Cola and chocolate,” she tells Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. Take a look below as Phillip Attmore, Rick Faugno, Drew King and Richard Riaz Yoder tap their way through “Life is Like a Train” and Chenoweth leads the cast in “Babbette,” then catch On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre. Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Vermont Finance and Management Department receives national award

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas applauded the work of the Vermont Department of Finance and Management for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) – the organizations highest form of recognition.  This is the second year in a row that the State of Vermont, through the Department of Finance and Management, has received this award for the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).“The team at Finance and Management has done a tremendous job ensuring that my Administration, the Legislature and Vermonters have the best possible fiscal information,” said Governor Douglas. “Timely and accurate reporting is critical in making good decisions, providing the transparency taxpayers expect and maximizing our limited resources.  Commissioner Reardon and his team deserve a great deal of credit for their sound management of taxpayer money during a very difficult time.”Commissioner Jim Reardon, who has been at the helm of the Finance and Management Department for the past five years stated “I am very proud of my staff in the Financial Operations Division, they are a talented and committed team of state employees that take great pride in their work.”According to the GFOA, Vermont’s CAFR was judged to meet the highest standards of financial reporting by an impartial panel of experts.  The CAFR demonstrated a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” by clearly communicating Vermont’s “financial story” and motivating groups and individuals to read the CAFR.The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association based out of Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. and serves approximately 17,500 government finance professionals in the U.S. and Canada.Source: Governor’s office. 7.21.2010###last_img read more

ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston.Located adjacent to the former 136-MW Mt. Tom oil- and coal-fired power plant 90 miles west of Boston in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the battery energy storage system was connected to a 5.8-MW community solar PV project. ENGIE North America supplies power from the solar plant to local utility Holyoke Gas & Electric under a 20-year power purchase agreement, ENGIE Storage spokeswoman Anne Smith said in an email Tuesday.As battery costs decline and policies are enacted to encourage energy storage development, companies are increasingly interested in the technology, particularly when it can be paired with generation resources allowing the flow of power to be more efficiently managed.ENGIE is working on additional energy storage projects in the region. “Massachusetts is primed for growth in the energy storage market thanks to their progressive energy policy,” Smith said. Utilities in the state are required to procure 200 MWh of energy storage by 2020. Massachusetts also has a goal to generate 50% percent of its power from renewable energy sources by 2035.The Mt. Tom solar plus storage system will be used to reduce peak demand on HG&E’s distribution grid, according to a statement. Rising demand-based costs throughout the New England market have been accounting for a large portion of energy costs, which has created pressure to reduce peak energy usage, according to the statement.“This project is the perfect illustration of energy transformation in action – affordable, clean energy replacing traditional fossil fuel power generation,” Frank Demaille, ENGIE North America president and CEO, said in the statement.More: Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues ENGIE completes Massachusetts’ largest storage projectlast_img read more

Return of the Giants

first_imgA closeup of a leaf on a potentially blight-resistant American chestnut hybrid showing the leaf’s distinctive canoe shape and curved teeth. Photo Courtesy of The American Chestnut Foundation.  Scientists are Restoring Appalachia’s Most Important Tree: The Chestnut.  A wild landscape repopulated with cultivated or genetically engineered versions of these species would necessarily be less wild. But if scientists and the public accept this as the price of revival it means the Foundation is not just fighting for American chestnuts but creating a model to fight for American forests. The idea: Cross Chinese-American hybrids with successive generations of American chestnuts that still grow wild and that, though doomed to die of blight, sometimes live long enough to produce nuts. Repeatedly crossing these trees with one another should concentrate resistance, Burnham said, producing a new perfect tree for a permanently infected landscape. The blight—accidentally imported in Asian chestnut trees—was first identified in a New York City park in 1904, and its devastation of southern forests coincided with the economic collapse of the Great Depression. It’s a devotion inspired by the magnificence of the chestnut—so numerous, productive and beautiful that it was sometimes called the “perfect tree”—and by the tragedy of its destruction. “The chestnut has a great story,” Sisco said. Meanwhile, scientists are working on another controversial approach—the creation of a genetically modified American chestnut. The blight works by emitting an acid that kills chestnut tissue, making it easier for the fungus to consume. By borrowing a gene from wheat that neutralizes this acid, Powell and Maynard (who recently retired), have produced a pure-bred American tree as resistant as most Chinese chestnuts. Which is what drives Powell to expand his project’s reach to other species. “I’m trying to get a center set up for tree restoration,” he said, adding that establishing methods to fight other invasive pests, “is a very big deal to us.” But this sense of mission also comes from the knowledge that chestnuts are not alone. American forests, said Stacy Clark, a research forester with the U.S. Forest Service, “are under siege from invasive exotoics.” It sometimes seems, she added, that the most spectacular trees—Fraser firs, hemlocks, elms, ashes and dogwoods—are the most vulnerable. This has helped satisfy many critics who didn’t like the idea of introducing an engineered tree into forests, Powell said, including some members of the Foundation. It also may include researchers at the Forest Restoration Alliance, based in Waynesville, N.C., and modeled after the Chestnut Foundation. This group is seeking resistance to both the balsam wooly adelgid, an insect that wiped out historic stands of mature Fraser firs and continues to plague the Christmas tree industry, and the hemlock wooly adelgid, which has devastated that tree’s population through most of the East. Farm families earned much-needed cash gathering nuts for shipment to Eastern cities. They built cabins, coffins, fences and furniture from the tree’s straight-grained, rot-resistant wood. They worked for timber companies that realized so much profit from extracting the tree’s tannic acid that earnings from pulp and timber sales were gravy. The trees grew largest here—more than a dozen feet wide at the base and ten times that high—and most abundantly. In some swaths of forest, chestnuts accounted for one in every four mature hardwood. At six years old, it is already more than 20 feet tall, with a straight, stout trunk. The bark shows the merest ripple at the point where Sisco tested the tree by injecting it with Cryphonectria Parasitica, also known as chestnut blight. “It’s a very long-term project,” Sisco said. “There’s been some friendly competition with us over the years because we were going on two different tracks and they wanted to make sure their efforts weren’t wasted,” Powell said. “But now they are fully behind it.” “I’m blessed, or cursed, with a one-track mind,” he said, and he is encouraged by the recent successes in chestnut breeding. “After 33 years on this thing,” he said, “it makes me happy that I feel like I didn’t waste my life.” Select the most resistant specimens from each crossing. The result, he predicted, would be trees that look just like American chestnuts—that are just as tall and straight, just as loaded with flowers and nuts—yet are able to fight off blight like their distant Chinese ancestors. This gave Burnham stock to work with. He advocated a method of breeding called backcrossing that he had used with corn and that has been the driving strategy of the Foundation’s work since its founding in 1983. It’s a goal that Sisco, working with trees that are 15/16ths American chestnut, is now closing in on. So are scientists at the Foundation’s national research farm in Meadowview Va., and at orchards run by several of its state chapters, most notably Pennsylvania’s. “Pennsylvania is by far the farthest along,” Jarrett said. “Double whammy,” Jarrett said. Early restoration efforts ended after several decades of frustration and dwindling public support—but not before scientists developed a few promising strains by crossing American chestnuts with their Chinese counterparts, which are at least partly resistant because they evolved with the blight. And then another step: allowing this stock to produce the two or three billion chestnuts needed for it to reclaim its dominant place in Eastern forests. U.S. Forest Service has established 13 plots of 15/16ths American chestnuts in National Forests in the South. And though the point of this research is to test conditions for replanting, not to begin reforestation, the performance of these trees has been encouraging, said the Forest Service researcher Clark. In the oldest of these plots, planted in 2009, between 50 and 80 percent of the trees have escaped infection and the tallest are now nearly 40 feet tall. But another big step remains: producing enough highly resistant trees, with enough genetic diversity, that they can fill seed orchards and interbreed freely. The small mound of pollen that Paul Sisco pours from a pill vial comes from an American chestnut hybrid that he calls “my lucky tree,” “my trophy,” “my champion.” The Ozark chinquapin is a relative of the American chestnut, he said, and its restoration is “something we can almost immediately step into.” His team has also made progress on altering elms to resist Dutch elm disease. “We know how to get the gene in the elm,” he said. “All we have to do is pick the right gene.” In the fall, they carpeted the woods with starchy, protein-rich nuts that sustained wildlife, livestock and people. One elderly mountain resident told Freinkel that chestnut harvest season was the only time of the year he wasn’t hungry. So far, the Alliance has focused on building breeding stocks from naturally resistant specimens, said the group’s director, Fred Hain, a retired N.C. State University professor. But he has an open mind about genetic modification, he said. “I think it has more potential than just about any approach out there.” The hope is that the Hershey Kiss-shaped nuts produced by this crossing will grow into trees with even greater resistance than their parents, and that they will emerge as prime stock for the repopulation of chestnuts in Appalachian forests. It’s a goal Sisco has been pursuing for more than 20 years. Although they must still receive approval from three federal agencies, which is expected to take at least two years, they have prepared for the approval process with tests that have so far revealed no potential negative impacts to surrounding trees and no changes to the nuts and flowers. Even if researchers do not borrow his team’s methods, Powell said, they can follow the regulatory path that they have created. Chestnut blight, a misfortune throughout its range, was a calamity in the southern Appalachians, where the species was a keystone of the ecosystem, culture and economy, Susan Freinkel wrote in her 2007 book, American Chestnut: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Perfect Tree. “The trees are performing very well in terms of height and survival,” Clark said. “If we can show we can save a single species at a time, and that species has a great impact, I think it leads to scientists studying other species seeing that there are feasible solutions out there,” said Ben Jarrett, the Foundation’s Southeast regional science coordinator. Powell said his work can also be applied to other vulnerable tree species. This includes a Forest Service scientist in Indiana who is working to develop a genetically modified ash tree with built-in resistance to the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that has killed millions of trees in the eastern United States. Sisco, on the other hand, is focused strictly on the chestnut. The blight’s destruction of roughly 4 billion American chestnuts in the early 20th century has been called the country’s greatest ecological disaster. The breeding of Sisco’s star tree at an American Chestnut Foundation orchard south of Asheville may turn out to be a milestone in its reversal.last_img read more

Three Dead after Counter Drug Helicopter Crashes in Peru

first_img The institution said that an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident. A helicopter belonging tothe Peruvian National Police crashed to the ground with three crew members onboard during a practice night flight in a coca area in a northeastern area of Peru, killing its crew, the police command reported. The aircraft crashed against La Moyuna hill, located 5 kilometers from the police base, according to authorities. By Dialogo July 12, 2013 According to the police command, the aircraft might have fallen due to an accident, since it declared an emergency before losing communication with the control personnel at the base. center_img The helicopter was a UH-2H, used in coca leaf eradication operations in the area of Leoncio Prado and Alto Huallaga in Tingo María, generally used during counter drug cooperation efforts with the U.S. The pilots of the damaged aircraft were performing night flight training with goggles, according to the monthly training program used by that unit, the police command stated. The bodies of the crew members, two officers and a NCO from the Peruvian police were found by rescue workers from Tingo María Air Base, where the helicopter had departed, a statement said. last_img read more