Prep Sports Roundup: 3/26

first_imgSoftball BEAVER, Utah-Brittlyn Carter, Halle Hutchings, Tavy Gale and Taylynn Brown tripled as the Beaver Beavers pounded Kanab 11-1 in 2-A South softball action Tuesday. Madi Robinson added a double in the win for the Beavers and Kamrie Anderson earned the win in the circle for Beaver. HERRIMAN, Utah-Dallin Dodge and Luke Reno each found the net as the Providence Hall Patriots doubled up Delta 2-1 in Region 14 boys soccer action Tuesday. MONTICELLO, Utah-Burke Mickelsen went yard and the North Sevier Wolves completed a 2-A Central baseball doubleheader sweep of Monticello with an 18-0 rout Tuesday. Stockton Andersen doubled twice while Hunter Higgs, Marshall Okerlund, Ryan Crane and Travis Jacobsen also doubled in the win for the Wolves. AMERICAN FORK, Utah-Gentry Evans doubled and Nolan Beck earned the win on the mound to lead Providence Hall past Delta 10-3 in Region 14 baseball action Tuesday. Jake Jackson and Bradyn Nielson each doubled in the loss for the Rabbits. BEAVER, Utah-Derek Houston doubled and Sam Orton earned the win on the mound as the Kanab Cowboys roped Beaver 10-4 Tuesday in 2-A South baseball action. Jake Eichorn homered in defeat while Alex Hollingshead, Hunter Hafen and Ryker Albrecht added doubles for the Beavers. Region 18 Region 14 March 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/26 Boys Soccer PROVO, Utah-Walker Moore tripled and Cole Mason took the win on the mound as Provo routed Gunnison Valley 10-0 Tuesday in the battle of the Bulldogs in non-region baseball action. CASTLE DALE, Utah-Josh Thalman doubled and the Richfield Wildcats got past Emery 7-5 Tuesday in Region 15 baseball action. Jake Shepherd took the win on the mound for the Wildcats. Tags: sports HURRICANE, Utah-Jose Roman posted four goals as the Millard Eagles pounded Diamond Ranch 6-1 Tuesday in Region 18 boys soccer action. Gavin Roper and Mario Cannon also scored in the win for the Eagles. CASTLE DALE, Utah-AdriAnne Childs and Bailey Huggard doubled as the Emery Spartans routed Richfield 8-3 Tuesday in Region 15 softball action. Bralleigh Clark posted the win in the circle for the Spartans. Gracie Miller doubled in defeat for the Wildcats. PROVO, Utah-Dillon Lund doubled and Jadden Cranney earned the win on the mound as the Millard Eagles upset Class 5-A Timpview 7-5 in non-region baseball action Tuesday.center_img MONTICELLO, Utah-Burke Mickelsen and Stockton Andersen each tripled, while Andersen added a double as the North Sevier Wolves routed Monticello 25-2 Tuesday in the first game of a 2-A Central baseball doubleheader. Brody Butler added a pair of doubles for the Wolves and Ryan Delgado also doubled in victory for North Sevier. Travis Jacobsen earned the win on the mound for the Wolves. Region 15 2-A Central Region 15 Non-Region MONROE, Utah-Darci Wagner hit two home runs and a double while driving in six runs as South Sevier beat Piute 17-5 in non-region softball action Tuesday. Wagner also earned the win inside the circle, while Janessa Gayler and Savannah Hansen each added doubles for the Rams. Written by Region 14 Brad James 2-A South 2-A South Non-Region ROOSEVELT, Utah-Dalin Ludlow, Damon Davidson and Jakoby Kelly all doubled as the Juab Wasps bested Union 6-4 in Region 14 baseball action Tuesday. Raidyn Steele earned the win on the mound for the Wasps. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballlast_img read more

Kevin Durant’s surgery a ‘success’ after rupturing Achilles tendon

first_img Written by June 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Kevin Durant’s surgery a ‘success’ after rupturing Achilles tendon FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Golden State Warriors’ star forward Kevin Durant confirmed that he ruptured his right Achilles tendon during Game 5 of the NBA finals in Toronto Monday night.Durant confirmed that he had undergone surgery and that it was a success on Instagram.“My road back starts now!” he wrote. “I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.”The injury was an emotional one as well, Durant said.“Like I said Monday, I’m hurting deeply, but I’m OK,” he wrote. “Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night before that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat.”Durant’s mom, Wanda Durant, opened up about whether he should have stepped on the court at all.“I was excited for him because I know how much he loves the game and I know he’s been injured before, so I knew he wouldn’t jeopardize himself,” she told “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “So when he told me he was ready to play I said OK.”Monday night’s game started out as the perfect comeback for No. 35, who hadn’t played since May 8 when he injured his right calf in a Western Conference semifinals game against the Houston Rockets.“I was excited because he was doing so well and then when it happened I kinda just sunk,” Durant admitted of the moment she watched her son clutch his leg and fall on the court. “I was just glued on him and glued on his eyes to see how he was doing.”She said it was “hurtful to see the anguish in his eyes and he looked as though he felt somewhat dejected.”Wanda Durant watched as his teammates helped escort him to the locker room. She said she was in touch with him immediately.“I talked to him five to 10 minutes afterwards. And he just told me not to cry,” she recalled. “I know he worked so hard to get back to play. And he just told me he was going to be OK and don’t worry.”Warriors fans across the nation panicked when Durant, 30, went down again during the second quarter of Monday night’s game.Even rapper Drake, a hardcore Toronto Raptors fan, was seen patting Durant on the back as he limped his way to the locker room with the help of staff.Some fans in the arena initially cheered when Durant went down, but his mom said she didn’t hear about that until later on and has since forgiven the raucus crowd.“I was really hurt and kinda disappointed that that was the first [response] after something so horrific. But because of the players in Toronto, Kawhi [Leonard] and [Serge] Ibaka, who I love very much and are dear sons of mine as well, they calmed them down – I was pleased with that. All is forgiven.”“He gave us what he had. He sacrificed his body and we know how it turned out,” said teammate Steph Curry after the game.Questions immediately arose, however, over whether the Warriors may have brought Durant back from his calf injury too soon and potentially cost him what could be the entire 2019-2020 season.“It’s still out right now, he felt that he was able to play and they said that he could play,” Wanda Durant said. “We still have to analyze that see if they made the right decision.”His mom added, “The doctors said that he was OK. Kevin couldn’t have gone on his own to say I’m gonna play without the advisement of the doctors.”Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who got choked up at times during a news conference after the game, said Durant had been with the medical team for weeks.“He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there’s anyone to blame. … But if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department,” Myers said.Following his injury, Wanda Durant took to Twitter to clap back at critics who have questioned the NBA star’s integrity and love of the sport. “Over the years the last few years there’s been a lot of questions about who he is as a person, his love for his teammates, his love for the game. And it was really painstaking,” she said while holding back tears. “Because my son is an adult now and the NBA is his employer I chose not to respond, but after they questioned him faking an injury and using the injury for his benefit, I felt that was really harsh – so I just wanted to let them know that I’ve been hearing all of their words.”She also took the opportunity to thank everyone who has rallied around her son in the face of his latest setback.“To the fans all over the world who have sent us their prayers, who have contacted me over my social media, sent general responses, I’m just so grateful and our family is thankful,” she said. “And so for that, we have complete gratitude.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

No. 11 BYU routs Western Kentucky 41-10 for 7-0 start

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 35 yards and another score to help No. 11 BYU rout Western Kentucky 41-10 on Saturday night.At 7-0 heading into a showdown at No. 25 Boise State on Friday night, BYU is off to its best start since 2001 when the Cougars won their first 12 games in Gary Crowton’s debut season.Tyler Allgeier ran for 95 yards and a touchdown for BYU.Tyrell Pigrome threw for 106 yards and a touchdown for the Hilltoppers. They dropped to 2-5. Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Football November 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local No. 11 BYU routs Western Kentucky 41-10 for 7-0 start Associated Presslast_img read more

Horsemeat linked to Paganism

first_imgA recent paper published in Oxford Journal of Archaeology suggests that Britain’s aversion to horsemeat may have originated almost 1500 years ago from the diffusion of Christianity.Dr Kristopher Poole of Nottingham University led the research which involved studying dated records of animal bones in England to try and understand the diet of Anglo-Saxons. He found substantial evidence of humans eating horsemeat during the early era when the German tribe first settled in Britain. On one-third of the sites investigated, butchered horse bones and heads were discovered instead of intact horse carcasses.Horsemeat consumption among Anglo-Saxons reduced steadily between the sixth and eighth centuries as Christianity gradually gained more followers than paganism in England. From the eighth century, when Christianity dominated Britain, the English rarely consumed horsemeat due to its associations to Paganism and its condemnation by the church.Dr Poole writes in his paper, “While many ‘pagan’ beliefs became integrated into Christian practices in England, the possible veneration and eating of horse seems to have been too much of a challenge to Christian perspectives.”Professor Helena Hamerow from Oxford University’s Institute of Archaeology and a leading expert in early Anglo-Saxon England communities, explained the significance of the research, “This is an important paper that shows how far back in history the aversion to eating horses seems to go amongst the English.”She added, “In Anglo-Saxon England, it appears from Poole’s study that the aristocracies were the first to abandon eating horse, presumably because they were the first group to espouse the new religion.”However, in other Christian-dominant European countries, including France and Germany, consuming horsemeat is fairly common practice. When asked to explain the popularity of eating horse meat in these countries, Hamerow told Cherwell, “It appears from written sources that the early medieval Church tried to put a stop to the practice of consuming horsemeat in France and Germany too.”“Without studying the animal bones from settlements in these countries,  it is hard to know what impact the Church’s disapproval had on the behaviour of ordinary people.”Kyle Wehner, an English student at Magdalen, shared his thoughts on the recent horse meat controversy, “I think the extent of the aversion so many people have to the idea of eating horse meat stems from the human race’s intrinsic relationship with horses. There’s a connection there that we don’t have with other animals. It makes the notion of eating horseflesh that much more repugnant.”When asked whether he would give the ‘pagan’ meat a try, Wehner answered, “I’ll stick with a salad.”last_img read more

USDA Eases WIC Food Package Rules for Texas Participants Affected by Harvey

first_imgUSDA Eases WIC Food Package Rules for Texas Participants Affected by HarveyWASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2017 — Families participating in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in hurricane-stricken Texas will have an easier time finding WIC-approved foods for mothers and their children thanks to food-package flexibilities approved Sunday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved the request from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission because the full range of eggs, bread and fluid milk products are in short supply in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.“USDA is committed to ensuring that people touched by this disaster get the vital nutrition they need – in particular the women and children participating in the WIC program,” Perdue said. “Helping victims of Hurricane Harvey is a top priority for President Trump, and we will continue working to expedite access to programs which provide food for the vulnerable. We’re with you, Texas.”Pregnant, post-partum and nursing women and children participating in WIC are given a personal food “prescription” designed to meet their specific nutritional needs. Under normal circumstances, they can use their food benefits at authorized retailers to purchase only specific WIC food items. The flexibilities approved this past weekend and lasting through September 24, will expand the variety of certain WIC products allowed to be purchased based on what is available on store shelves.Here are the details:Eggs. Participants will be allowed to purchase a variety of types of eggs in various pack sizes.Bread. Participants will be allowed to purchase a variety of bread products in various sizes that are readily available at the retailer.  Retailers will be assisting participants in making their selections.Fluid Milk. Participants over the age of one year will be allowed to substitute milk of any available fat content and type despite the designation of their food package. Flavored milk will not be considered.FNS continues to provide critical support for people affected by Hurricane Harvey and has approved the flexibilities to ensure that WIC participants continue to receive nutritional support throughout the disaster. WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health and other social services for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.If you lost WIC food or formula, lost a WIC card, or need to find an open WIC clinic, call Texas WIC at 1-(800) 942-3678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The WIC flexibilities approved Sunday are the latest in an ongoing series of USDA actions taken to help Texans cope with the storm and its aftermath that also include a waiver to allow all disaster-affected schools to provide meals to all students at no charge and be reimbursed at the free reimbursement rate through September 30.In addition, local disaster organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Southern Baptist Men continue to utilize USDA Foods to serve hot meals in congregate shelters. Individuals seeking more information about this and other available aid should dial 2-1-1 (for callers from Texas) or 1-(877) 541-7905. For more information about Texas SNAP, visit YourTexasBenefits.com.USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service administers 15 nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which together comprise America’s nutrition safety net. For more information on FNS assistance during times of disaster, visit www.fns.usda.gov/disaster.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Commentary: Donald Trump, Innocence At Home And Abroad

first_imgApril 18, 2018  By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump’s head must be a strange place to live these days.Walls seem to collapse all around him.The files of his close friend, personal attorney and fixer now are in the possession of the FBI. Special counsel Robert Mueller apparently is ready to report on four avenues of obstruction of justice. The president also appears to be headed to litigation with two women – a porn star and a former Playboy Playmate – who claim he had sex with them and then bullied or misled them into non-disclosure agreements. The courts seem inclined to allow suits by other women who contend he sexually assaulted them to proceed. And a new book by former FBI Director James Comey – whom Trump fired – promises fresh humiliations and new threats for the president.The larger world also is in disarray.House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has opted to retire, leaving public service with all the courage and dignity of a rodent fleeing a burning house. The markets dance like yo-yos while the president flirts with a trade war with China. Trump vows, then disavows, then vows again to fire missiles at Syria. And North Korea continues to bedevil the United States and the world.Everywhere this president turns, chaos greets him – most of it of his own making.While we all try to tiptoe through this tragic funhouse mirror world President Trump has fashioned, I find myself pondering the nature of the man at the center of the upheaval.What possessed him to run for president?The fact that he worked so hard to silence women and other figures from his past proves he knew he had baggage, episodes in his life that would not reflect well on him.But he chose to run anyway.All human beings are flawed creatures. Some, despite their flaws, choose to devote themselves to a greater cause, either as an act of service or as a means of redemption.But that’s not Trump.What would his greater cause be?Making America Great Again?By building a wall – one he seems to forget about until he gets into trouble and needs to rally his base again? Passing a tax cut that rewards the Wall Street buccaneers about which his most devoted supporters railed and against whom he campaigned? Starting a trade war with China that will punish the parts of America that voted for him with the most fervor?No, it wasn’t devotion to a cause that prompted him to do this.It was innocence.Not innocence in the moral sense, but rather in terms of arrested development.This president looks at the world in a binary way. He sees only those who are with him and those who are against him – and those who are with him must be with him all the way, on every question.He is quick to threaten consequences for those he sees as “against” him, but he is apparently incapable of imposing any discipline on himself.One sign of maturity – of moving from childhood to adulthood – is the ability to accept responsibility. We learn to say:I must give thought to what I say and do because my actions have consequences. If I don’t think about what I say and do, I can do harm to others – and to myself.At the heart of this maturity is an awareness that we are not the world. We are merely a part of the world.That realization never seems to have dawned on Donald Trump.He saw the White House in childish terms, as a prize he deserved, rather than as a duty to which he should bend himself.Part of the reason adolescence can be such an awkward stage of life is that its lessons are hard, even thorny. It can be difficult to grasp that the larger world exists on its own terms, not simply as an extension of one’s desires.Because he does not see the world as anything but a vehicle for his appetites, President Trump cannot accept responsibility for the chaos he has unleashed or the damage his actions have done to others and himself.Innocence to the nature of life prompted him to run for an office for which he was entirely unqualified.His innocence now threatens him.His innocence threatens us all.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, host of “No Limits” WFYI 90.1 Indianapolis and publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.The City-County Observer posted this article without opinion, bias or editing.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

THANKSGIVING DAY “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel its time for Mayor Winnecke to make a public statement concerning the Zoning Appeals Board rejection of an upscale Restaurant-Bar on West Franklin Street?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee To Stream This Weekend’s Three-Night Run In NYC

first_imgHaving only played one show in the New York area since January 2016—an awesome show at Central Park Summerstage that most fans will, unfortunately, remember for the massive downpour during the second set—NYC is more than ready for progressive rock titans Umphrey’s McGee to return this weekend. The band has two shows scheduled at the “original rock palace,” aka The Capitol Theatre, plus a super-sold-out Sunday-night underplay set for Brooklyn Bowl, and Umphrey’s New York fanbase is collectively foaming at the mouth in anticipation. Now, fans of Umphrey’s Mcgee who can’t make it to The Capitol Theatre or the Brooklyn Bowl this weekend can watch all three shows from the comforts of their own living rooms, and, as team Umphrey’s would say, pants are most definitely optional.Umphrey’s McGee Announce Brand-New Album & 20th Anniversary TourTourGigs has just announced that they will be live-streaming all three New York-area Umphrey’s McGee shows this weekend. Friday night’s stream from the Capitol Theatre will also include the opening set from rising Sudanese-fusion star Sinkane, while Saturday night’s stream from The Cap will also include the opening set from rising jam-stars Space Bacon. While Friday and Saturday’s shows at The Cap will start at 8:00 PM, Sunday’s show at The Bowl has no opening act, and, as such, Umphrey’s and their live-stream will start around 8:30 PM.Umphrey’s McGee To Debut 2 Songs On Vinyl Ahead Of New Album’s ReleaseHD Webcasts will run you $14.99 per show, or you can purchase a three-show pass for $39.99. You can click on these links to purchase streams for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all three pages will present you with a multi-night pass option if you wish to go that route. The shows will also be available for on-demand viewing for two weeks after each concert.[Photo: Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more

Agricultural Heritage

first_imgToday, UGA Extension has a presence in 157 of Georgia’s 159 counties. For information about the UGA Extension centennial, see 100years.extension.uga.edu. In addition to prints and negatives stored in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Russell Special Collections Building, the University Archives collaborated with the Hargrett imaging lab and the Digital Library of Georgia to make the photographs available to the public. The Digital Library of Georgia includes digitized and searchable versions of newspapers, photographs, books, official documents and other pieces of Georgia’s history. “What makes this collection so valuable is that many of the photos came with some type of documentation,” Killens said. “Many of these negatives came with notes about the event and subject of the photos and often with the place where they were taken and the photographer’s name.” Photos and descriptions “These photos tell the stories of the Georgians whose lives and livelihoods were touched by UGA Extension over the past century and illustrate the vital role that UGA Extension has had in shaping Georgia’s history.” Pictures of crops, livestock, more The Digital Library of Georgia is part of the Digital Public Library of America, a network of local digital archives houses more than 7 million photos and documents from museums, archives and libraries across the county. Archivists are busy scanning and cataloging the rest of the negatives and documents that are in the UGA Extension collection. Each negative sleeve contains between one and 20 negatives. The size and scope of the collection provides an excellent photographic record of Georgia folk life and farm life, said UGA archivist Caroline Killens, who is managing the project. The first 1,292 photos of the collection were released this month and are available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/caes_search.html. This first set of photos contains numerous shots of grain crops, livestock shows and forage fields from across the state. The bulk of the prints date from the 1930s to the 1960s, but some are from as early as the 1900s. “The 100-year history of UGA Extension is the history of thousands of individual Georgians who spent their youth at 4-H summer camps, helped to organize an Extension field day or hosted a demonstration field for their community,” said Beverly Sparks, associate dean for Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES and UGA Extension communications and information technology staffers collected the photos from an old storage room in the basement of the Hoke Smith Annex building on the UGA campus in Athens. There were boxes of negatives, but also important paper documents and older glass photographic slides. center_img UGA Extension, originally known as the UGA Cooperative Extension Service, was founded in May 1914 through the Smith-Lever Act, a federal law that established and funded a state-by-state national network of educators to bring university-based research and practical knowledge to the public. For as long as there have been portable cameras, University of Georgia Extension agents and Extension photographers have used them to help identify crop diseases, demonstrate best farming practices and document community events. “Someone at some point had started the process of archiving them, but the project was never finished,” said Brian Watson, the college’s associate director of information technology. Since many of the sleeves of negatives contain images covering a broad subject area, archivists started by grouping the sleeves by subject and assigned them a file header. The descriptions have helped immensely as the library staff starts to scan and catalog the photos, Killens said. Watson contacted Killens at the library as the Hoke Smith Annex basement was reorganized to provide more office and workroom space. College administrators provided funding for a student worker, a computer and a scanner so the images could be digitized at the library and made available to the public. Many of the photos were used as part of UGA Extension’s centennial multimedia exhibit, both online at 100years.extension.uga.edu and in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. History through images “I think many people will enjoy these, not just those who are interested in agriculture,” Killens said. “There are a lot of photos in this collection that people have never seen before. People researching their genealogy or the history of their town or county will find a lot of information in this collection.” With at least one agent in most Georgia counties, UGA Extension agents and their photographers have produced a collection of more than 60,000 sleeves of negatives. For the first time, some of these photos are available to the public online through the Digital Library of Georgia. last_img read more

Peru and Ecuador Agree to Speed Up Mine Removal and Execute Anti-Drug Plan

first_imgBy Dialogo March 07, 2011 The foreign ministers of Peru, José García Belaúnde, and Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, agreed in Quito on 3 March to speed up mine removal along the border and execute a joint plan against drug trafficking in that region. “We’ve asked the defense ministries and armed forces of our countries to speed up” the removal of anti-personnel mines “as much as they possibly can,” Patiño said at a press conference with his Peruvian colleague. He added that the two defense ministers, Javier Ponce (Ecuador) and Jaime Thorne (Peru), will meet “in the next few days to define the needs” related to that task, which began in 2003 with support from the European Union (EU) and the Organization of American States (OAS). “Perhaps it’s necessary to commit more resources, more equipment, more training, more people, but the longer the mine-removal process goes on, the greater the risk that those mines shift due to weather issues,” the Ecuadorean minister warned. Ecuadorean and Peruvian military personnel are carrying out the mine-removal work as part of a peace agreement signed in Brasilia in October 1998. That pact established peace between the two countries, which had maintained a long-standing territorial conflict that led them to fight several wars, the most recent in early 1995 in the Amazonian Condor mountain range. The foreign ministers also agreed to implement a “joint plan of action” against drug trafficking, smuggling, and human trafficking in the border area, which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Amazonian jungle, García Belaúnde indicated for his part. That initiative was agreed on in 2009 but has not yet been executed, the Peruvian foreign minister recalled, indicating that authorities from both countries will meet no later than 15 April for that purpose.last_img read more