Skiing shoes – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:23:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pwminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-17-150x150.png Skiing shoes – PW Minor http://pwminor.com/ 32 32 Why locals prefer Aspen in the summer https://pwminor.com/why-locals-prefer-aspen-in-the-summer/ Tue, 05 Jul 2022 09:33:29 +0000 https://pwminor.com/why-locals-prefer-aspen-in-the-summer/ tuesday 05 july 2022 09h47 Even from the air, it’s obvious that Aspen is unlike any other city. Located at an altitude of 2,438m and surrounded on all sides by the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, this remote enclave even requires special pilot training to land at its tiny airport, dubbed one of the most dangerous in […]]]>

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Even from the air, it’s obvious that Aspen is unlike any other city. Located at an altitude of 2,438m and surrounded on all sides by the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, this remote enclave even requires special pilot training to land at its tiny airport, dubbed one of the most dangerous in the world thanks to its steep slope. and white. – approach to the joints.

If you can bear to peek as you dive – or so it seems – down the runway, you’ll also spot Aspen’s version of an airport parking lot, complete with Lear Jets and Gulfstreams privates lined almost wing to wing waiting for visiting billionaires and the Hollywood elite.

Everyone from Cher to Kevin Costner owns a home here but is a financial small fry compared to Aspen’s mega-rich, including Walmart heiress Ann Walton Kroenke, software mogul Hasso Platner and parents no doubt thrilled with Jeff Bezos.

Not surprising given that the average sale price of a home in Aspen in 2021 was $11.4 million. However, as a less than enthusiastic skier and without a few million to spare, Aspen had never made it onto my travel bucket list.

Its soft powder, advanced runs and choice of four mountains make it America’s most popular winter sports paradise, hosting the very first world ski competition in the United States in 1950 and, more recently, the Red Bull’s Double Pipe Snowboarding Contest.

Still, locals will tell you that the best time to marvel at the mountains is actually between June and September, when the snow has melted, the Kardashians have returned to California, and the Rockies are transformed into a verdant wonderland of flowers. wild and waterfalls.

Don’t stay on the designer boutique-lined streets of downtown to experience Aspen in all its summer glory. Ten minutes from downtown, Woody Creek sits on the banks of the Roaring Fork River and dotted with sprawling ranches, forests and elk-carpeted meadows, with picture-perfect mountain views in every direction.

Hunter S Thompson inhabited this area for almost 40 years until his death in 2005, drinking regularly at the ramshackle Woody Creek Tavern which is still lined with pictures of him.

The Aspen Valley Ranch residences I’ve stayed at are within walking distance of the bar but feel like they’re in the middle of nowhere. Five luxury homes – with six more to follow – are scattered around the 813-acre ranch, so you feel like you have the entire property to yourself once you step through the gates.

Three homes are now private residences, but two are available for rent so you can pretend you own a slice of prime Aspen real estate for at least a fortnight. Valued at $20 million, Sopris House is an elegant five-bedroom property straight out of the pages of a design magazine, with immaculate details including a cocktail cabinet filled with glittering crystals and a Monopoly board on the Aspen theme in the living room.

It has an interior courtyard, double-height windows overlooking Independence Pass, a wine cellar, original artwork on every wall, and a huge professional-grade kitchen, though private chefs can pass for prepare meals if you wish.

Outside, there are contemporary water features, a hot tub, a private children’s play area, and an expansive deck with a fire pit for stargazing over freshly toasted s’mores.

Guests are also free to roam the entire ranch to take full advantage of all the facilities (included), including gym and pool, lake for paddleboarding and fishing, eight stables with three wranglers on site, track cross-country skiing and a 24 hour fun barn with pool table, air hockey, table tennis, free arcade games and a fully stocked bar.

The Toy Garage is another highlight and is full of snowmobiles, electric bikes, snowshoes and dirt bikes, all available at all times. I borrow a quad to roar along the ranch’s dirt road, wading through a stream and climbing a hill for uninterrupted and totally breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

The next day, I follow the same route in blissful silence on the back of one of the ranch’s easygoing horses, Cotton, who chews the grass good-naturedly as we stop to watch the hawks circling overhead and a elk family bathing in the creek. .

Coyotes, bald eagles, moose and cougars are also regularly spotted, while all bins in Aspen must be animal-proof, as it is very common to spot brown bears searching. of food.

When you want to explore a little further, the ranch staff will get you where you want to go, whether you fancy a hot air balloon ride over the Rockies or a tour of the absurdly chic Farmer’s Market in Aspen.

You can also hop on an e-bike and follow part of the 42-mile Rio Grande Trail, an old railroad-turned-bike path that follows the river to downtown Aspen. Park and shop at Gucci and Ralph Lauren, stroll through the Aspen Museum of Art with its excellent rooftop cafe, then take the Silver Queen Gondola from downtown to climb the Aspen Mountain for lunch at Sundeck, a restaurant perched 3,413 meters above sea level. and overlooking the still snow-capped Elk Mountains.

Worth returning to Aspen in the evening to dine in style too. Although this former silver mining town is only six blocks wide, its thriving food scene could rival a big city with restaurants spilling out onto sidewalks and rooftop terraces during the summer for dining in the spectacular mountain scenery.

Duemani serves Mediterranean seafood platters and a must-try burrata drizzled with truffle honey, while Catch Steak is the place to see and be seen over seared wagyu beef and punchy espresso martinis.

Work through the next day as you hike the 3.6-mile Maroon Bells Trail through shady forest, past a roaring river and rocky slopes to Crater Lake, which reflects the surrounding mountains like glass.

Considered the most photographed spot in Colorado, it’s even more beautiful in real life, though good walking shoes and plenty of water are essential to deal with the rugged terrain and elevation. Just watch out for bears and billionaires on the way.

MUST KNOW:

Sopris House at The Residences at Aspen Valley Ranch costs from $59,500 (around £42,099) for a two-week stay. Visit avrresidences.com. United Airlines offers flights to Aspen from London Heathrow via its US hubs from £989.06

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MAFS’ Jack Millar Sparks Rumors He’s Dating Love Island Star Courtney Stubbs https://pwminor.com/mafs-jack-millar-sparks-rumors-hes-dating-love-island-star-courtney-stubbs/ Sun, 03 Jul 2022 04:29:36 +0000 https://pwminor.com/mafs-jack-millar-sparks-rumors-hes-dating-love-island-star-courtney-stubbs/ Married at first sight Jack Millar sparks rumors he’s dating Love Island star Courtney Stubbs – as his ex Domenica Calarco reveals what she REALLY thinks about his new romance By Mary Mrad for Daily Mail Australia Published: 05:29 BST, 3 July 2022 | Updated: 3.35pm BST, July 3, 2022 He confirmed his split from […]]]>

Married at first sight Jack Millar sparks rumors he’s dating Love Island star Courtney Stubbs – as his ex Domenica Calarco reveals what she REALLY thinks about his new romance

He confirmed his split from girlfriend Domenica Calarco in April.

And on Saturday, Jack Millar sparked rumors he was out of the market as he went skiing with Love Island Australia star Courtney Stubbs.

The Married at First Sight groom, 27, shared a series of photos and videos on Instagram of himself and Courtney hitting the slopes in Perisher, NSW.

Married at First Sight’s Jack Millar (left) sparked rumors he was dating Love Island star Courtney Stubbs (right)

The pair couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces as they posed together in their ski gear.

Courtney also shared posts with Jack on her own Instagram page.

Courtney found fame on Love Island Australia last year, dating emergency responder Noah Hurah while at the villa.

The Married At First Sight star shared a series of photos on Instagram of himself and Courtney hitting the slopes on Saturday

The Married At First Sight star shared a series of photos on Instagram of himself and Courtney hitting the slopes on Saturday

Courtney found fame on Love Island Australia last year

Courtney found fame on Love Island Australia last year

The pair left the show as a couple, but announced their separation weeks later.

While Jack and Courtney have yet to confirm their relationship status, a new statement from Jack’s ex-wife Domenica Calarco suggests the pair are indeed dating.

During an Instagram Q&A on Sunday, Domenica responded to a fan who asked, “What do you think of Jack and Courtney?” Be honest.’

She dated emergency responder Noah Hurah (left) while at the villa, but the couple announced their weeks apart after leaving the show as a couple.

She dated emergency responder Noah Hurah (left) while at the villa, but the couple announced their weeks apart after leaving the show as a couple.

Domenica replied, “I’m so happy he’s happy.”

Jack confirmed that he and Domenica broke up after arriving separately at the Married at First Sight reunion in April.

Entering the dinner solo, financial planner Jack revealed that he and Dom sadly ended their romance after their relationship fell apart after the show.

While Jack and Courtney have yet to confirm their relationship status, a new statement from Jack's ex-wife Domenica Calarco (pictured) suggests the pair are indeed dating

While Jack and Courtney have yet to confirm their relationship status, a new statement from Jack’s ex-wife Domenica Calarco (pictured) suggests the pair are indeed dating

“Did you come alone? Have not perpetual vows…?’ asked Tamara Djordjevic.

“The final vows went well. We were together, we made up loads,” he told his co-stars.

‘So you tried a little…?’ Tamara added.

'What do you think of Jack and Courtney?  Be honest,” one fan asked.  Domenica replied:

‘What do you think of Jack and Courtney? Be honest,” one fan asked. Domenica replied: “I’m so happy he’s happy”

“I always talk to him like every other day or every other day. Don’t get me wrong, it was very mutual. Very, like we put our heart and soul into it,” he said of their breakup.

When asked if he still had feelings for Domenica, Jack revealed, “You know, honestly, I love her to bits.”

“I think you and Dom, unfortunately, because of your involvement in the drama, it set your relationship back a lot. That was the reality, ‘said Samantha Moitzi, referring to her nude photo scandal which has emerged earlier in the season.

Jack confirmed he and Domenica broke up after arriving separately at the Married At First Sight reunion in April

Jack confirmed he and Domenica broke up after arriving separately at the Married At First Sight reunion in April

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Virtual reality helps patients cope with difficult cancer treatments https://pwminor.com/virtual-reality-helps-patients-cope-with-difficult-cancer-treatments/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 22:02:28 +0000 https://pwminor.com/virtual-reality-helps-patients-cope-with-difficult-cancer-treatments/ Melissa Long at the top of Quandary Peak, a famous Colorado 14er located south of Breckenridge. Photo courtesy of Melissa Long. When Melissa Long arrived for her final chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 breast cancer, she took a deep breath, tried to stem her mounting anxiety – and then settled in for the trip of […]]]>
Melissa Long at the top of Quandary Peak, a famous Colorado 14er located south of Breckenridge. Photo courtesy of Melissa Long.

When Melissa Long arrived for her final chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 breast cancer, she took a deep breath, tried to stem her mounting anxiety – and then settled in for the trip of a lifetime.

Or more precisely, the journey for his life.

The 47-year-old Aurora resident put on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and with her partner Kevin Welsh by her side, she traveled the world on a virtual tour that helped her distracting herself from the tremendous terror she faced after a culmination of a year of difficult medical treatment.

As he held a “flying” computer tablet and selected various destinations, Long’s body never left the reclined padded seat on the third floor of the UCHealth Lone Tree Medical Center.

VR during cancer treatment

She traveled to Antarctica, where a colony of playful penguins made her laugh; to a gurgling stream that sparked memories of beloved Colorado mountain hikes; to a serene beach that reminded him of his childhood near Lake Michigan; at a swamp game where alligators were biting at his feet.

“I swear it immediately transported me to a better, happier place,” she said. “For me, it was so cool. The VR experience really took me there.

This simulated ride gave him some well-deserved moments of respite and escape after a year of darkness and despair. A self-proclaimed Type-A go-getter, she was more used to spending her summers climbing the state’s 14ers and her winters skiing.

“It was a real trip. But there were also some upsides to my experience. I feel so blessed that we landed at UCHealth and have an amazing team – they were phenomenal.

Long is a strategic account manager for HOKA, an athletic company that makes running shoes designed specifically for stability in challenging terrain. Her life has been similarly tested over the past 16 months, as she has had to navigate through bumps, curves and low valleys before catching sight of the mountains again.

Sidelined and blinded by cancer

It was March 2021, and while she was hoping Covid-19 vaccines might bring some normalcy back to her daily life, Long felt a lump in her left breast. She had just turned 46 and due to her age and healthy lifestyle, she was hoping for the best. But she had reason to worry: her paternal grandmother died of ovarian cancer aged 47 and her paternal aunt died of breast cancer aged 43.

After a series of tests including mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, breast MRIs, genetic testing, echocardiograms, a CT scan from neck to pelvis and a full bone scan, the news confirmed her worst fears: Long had cancer. stage 3C triple negative breast. . The cancer had spread to nearby lymph nodes and was classified as grade 3, meaning the cells were “growing aggressively”, the doctors said. She also tested positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, which puts her at increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer recurring in her lifetime.

She ended up in the care of Dr. Virginia Borges, who specializes in young women with breast cancer at the UCHealth Diane O’Connor Thompson Breast Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Borges and his team of caring providers outlined a treatment regimen that included drugs, radiation and surgery to fight his cancer.

“We caught him in time. It was still scary,” Long said.

While on a summer trip with Welsh to see family in northern Michigan, the couple decided to put their illness behind them for a few weeks as they enjoyed the splendor of the area’s natural beauty in a van rent.

Painful cancer treatments made easier with virtual reality

After returning to Denver, Long began a grueling medical regimen that included two types of chemotherapy as well as immunotherapy, which left her feeling nauseous, exhausted and weak. Immunotherapy is sometimes used with chemotherapy as a way to use a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.

His suppliers were encouraged, but the battle took its toll. She lost her appetite, her characteristic energy, her beautiful mane of black hair. Her treatments were halted when she had allergic reactions to the powerful drugs, and she ended up in the ER more than once with low white blood cell counts and battling high fevers.

Finally, as she neared the end of necessary chemotherapy treatments, she faced one last enemy: adriamycin. Nicknamed the “red devil” for its potency and cough syrup color, the drug has a well-deserved reputation for making patients nauseous. This latest round of chemo hit her harder than the previous ones, even with the drugs the nurses gave her to reduce side effects.

“Not all chemotherapy drugs are created equal,” said Shannon Tejchma, nurse in charge at UCHealth Lone Tree Infusion Center. “Adriamycin is a very effective drug, but unfortunately it can make patients very sick. It’s the last thing we want, especially when we have the tools to make a difference.

This is where Long’s virtual odyssey began.

“The idea behind using virtual reality is to totally distract patients, transform them and transfer them to another dimension: to the beach, in the woods or simply to a place where their mind is elsewhere”, said Tejchma. “They can turn themselves into what they’re looking at, rather than a nurse pushing chemo into their IV.”

Melissa Long uses virtual reality during her cancer treatment.  Photo: UC Health.
Melissa Long uses virtual reality during her cancer treatment. Photo: UC Health.

VR technology soothes patients

UCHealth has been offering virtual reality for four years to improve the patient experience and improve overall health and well-being, said Nicole Caputo, UCHealth Senior Director, Experience Innovation.

Since then, UCHealth has delivered more than 17,000 experiments on everything from distraction therapy for patients receiving chemotherapy or other infusion medications, to use for burn patients, and by wound care providers. and pre-surgery.

“We put this device on their head and take them somewhere else,” Caputo said. “The technology is endless and there are so many opportunities for us to use it.”

For Long, the idea of ​​using virtual reality to help tame her anxiety before her chemo treatment was appealing. And when Tejchma handed her the glasses and with Welsh as her virtual driver, she was able to shake off the stress that had gripped her during previous periods at the infusion clinic.

“It seemed to distract her from her immediate fears and let her relax a bit during her procedure and infusion times,” Welsh said.

Reach the top again

Melissa Long on her journey atop a Colorado 14er.  Photo courtesy of Melissa Long.
Melissa Long at the top of Quandary Peak, a Colorado 14er. Photo courtesy of Melissa Long.

Long’s subsequent surgery – a double mastectomy and the removal of part of her left lymph node, brought her back to reality. But this time the news was better than she could have imagined. The pathology report showed no signs of cancer in the tissue that was removed.

Now she balances her optimism with the knowledge of what is yet to come: monthly immunotherapy infusions through September, reconstructive surgery and later this year the removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes due to diagnosis of BRCA1. She will also likely be on a beta-blocker indefinitely due to the cumulative effect of the drugs on her heart.

But Long is determined to become the person she was before finding the lump, before chemotherapy treatments, before being diagnosed with BRCA1, before heart disease. Perhaps even After than before. She is, after all, a graduate of Michigan State University, where the mascot is the brave Spartan warrior/athlete.

She has a lot of fans supporting her: her family, her friends and the Welshman, who was by her side during the long battle.

“Witnessing her spirit, her fight and her determination has been incredible to watch and be a part of – she is a miracle,” he said. “You have this baby!”

And with her hair growing back just as thick and dark as before, she’s determined to get back in the arena too, sooner rather than later if she has a say in it.

She looks at a photo from last summer, as she smiled, surrounded by girlfriends who climbed with her to the summit of 14,265ft Quandary Peak.

“I look at this photo to remind myself how strong I was. I still want to climb mountains. I told my girlfriends, next year I will be there for sure.”

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Jack Harlow wears a Lil Nas X shirt at the 2022 BET Awards https://pwminor.com/jack-harlow-wears-a-lil-nas-x-shirt-at-the-2022-bet-awards/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:40:02 +0000 https://pwminor.com/jack-harlow-wears-a-lil-nas-x-shirt-at-the-2022-bet-awards/ Jack Harlow makes a fashion statement in support of his friend and colleague at Sunday night’s BET Awards. On June 26, the “First Class” musician hit the red carpet in Lil Nas X merch after the “Montero” rapper’s nomination snub. Harlow, who released “Industry Baby” with Lil Nas X last year, wore a black graphic […]]]>

Jack Harlow makes a fashion statement in support of his friend and colleague at Sunday night’s BET Awards. On June 26, the “First Class” musician hit the red carpet in Lil Nas X merch after the “Montero” rapper’s nomination snub. Harlow, who released “Industry Baby” with Lil Nas X last year, wore a black graphic t-shirt emblazoned with photos of the rapper, which he paired with Givenchy black pants with a chain, as well as sneakers. brand derby shoes. Harlow, who is scheduled to perform at the ceremony, was criticized for being nominated for top male hip-hop artist as a white rapper.

Ahead of the show, Lil Nas X called out the network after not receiving any nominations this year, despite receiving various accolades from the Grammys, MTV VMAs and AMAs earlier in 2022. On Friday, the rapper released “Late to Da Party” with the lyrics of “F*ck BET”. He also recently detailed his “painful and tense” history with BET in a statement to Rolling Stone, sharing that his performance at last year’s awards show came with several stipulations and grievances. However, the network claimed that Lil Nas X’s statement was “just plain untrue” and said that despite their love for the rapper, he was not nominated by BET’s voting academy.

Ahead, take a closer look at Harlow’s outfit at the BET Awards.

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Billie Eilish wore a double bodysuit at Coachella 2022 https://pwminor.com/billie-eilish-wore-a-double-bodysuit-at-coachella-2022/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:05:02 +0000 https://pwminor.com/billie-eilish-wore-a-double-bodysuit-at-coachella-2022/ Billie Eilish is telling fans a secret about her Coachella gig earlier this year. Ahead of her headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, the singer appeared on Apple Music’s “The Matt Wilkinson Show” and revealed she used a lookalike at the start of her set at the Desert Festival. in April. Eilish […]]]>

Billie Eilish is telling fans a secret about her Coachella gig earlier this year. Ahead of her headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24, the singer appeared on Apple Music’s “The Matt Wilkinson Show” and revealed she used a lookalike at the start of her set at the Desert Festival. in April. Eilish said the decoy allowed her to walk through the crowd incognito before slipping under the stage and starting the show properly. “Nobody looked at me,” she said.

“No one ever knew it wasn’t me.”

Eilish explained: “At the start of Coachella I had a body double. One of my dancers for the show, I dressed her in a show look that I had worn before. We had a black wig and we put some buns in it, and we gave her a mask and sunglasses. She wore my shoes and my socks. I put her in the back of the stage and she stayed there while the lights came on . Everyone thought it was me. No one ever knew it wasn’t me.”

Earlier in the interview, Eilish spoke about the strange feeling of performing in front of so many people: “It’s so unhuman to step out of a little box, and all of a sudden you’re just a person on stage in front of thousands and thousands of people. It’s not a normal, natural, human thing. Our bodies aren’t made for it. It’s a kind of adrenaline and shock that no one ever can prepare. The moment I go on stage is probably one of my favorite moments of the whole show.”

Coachella certainly wasn’t the first time Eilish got snarky with fans. Before she was set to debut her platinum blonde hair ahead of the release of her ‘Happier Than Ever’ album, Eilish wore a black wig with neon green roots for several interviews and public appearances. “I literally ordered a Billie Eilish Halloween costume wig from Amazon,” she told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” last year. “It was awful. It was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen. . . . Don’t do that.”

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US military seeks to close capability gaps as it rebuilds Arctic operations https://pwminor.com/us-military-seeks-to-close-capability-gaps-as-it-rebuilds-arctic-operations/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:05:01 +0000 https://pwminor.com/us-military-seeks-to-close-capability-gaps-as-it-rebuilds-arctic-operations/ PARIS – Paratroopers based in Alaska deployed above the Arctic Circle in Norway in a joint forcible entry operation as part of the US-led exercise Swift Response last month, marking the first time a unit has rapidly deployed from Alaska to the arctic terrain of northern Europe. in the annual exercise. While weather prevented paratroopers […]]]>

PARIS – Paratroopers based in Alaska deployed above the Arctic Circle in Norway in a joint forcible entry operation as part of the US-led exercise Swift Response last month, marking the first time a unit has rapidly deployed from Alaska to the arctic terrain of northern Europe. in the annual exercise.

While weather prevented paratroopers from jumping onto a frozen lake, the preparation and all that came before it restored a capability that the U.S. military had from the 1950s through the 1990s.

The US used to put 20,000 troops on the ground ‘in the dead of winter’, Gen. Peter Andrysiak, deputy commander of US Army Europe and Africa, told Eurosatory, a defense exhibition in Paris , last week.

“You’re talking ranges from minus 30 to minus 60, no problem,” he said. “They were equipped, they were trained and there was a philosophy that was embedded in the organization. It was very unique and it has its own pride and identity.

Since 9/11, the US military’s attention has turned to the war in the Middle East.

The military “can’t support itself anymore,” in the Arctic, Andrysiak, former commander of U.S. Army Alaska and deputy commander of U.S. Command Alaska, told Defense News in an interview. .

The deployment over the Arctic Circle and the jump, he said, was intended to teach the US military how to bring back the ability to sustain itself in such a harsh environment.

The Arctic has become increasingly strategically important to many world powers. Russia’s continued military investments in the region are one of the reasons the United States and NATO countries are focusing more on defense planning in the region.

Last year, following the release of the Army’s Arctic Strategy, the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth along with all of the other Centers of Expertise conducted a gap study of everything that would be required to operate from sustained manner in extremely cold environments.

Some of the issues the study highlighted included the inability of artillery to fire in extreme cold conditions and the limitations of wheeled vehicles that can traverse up to 18 inches of snow.

“Our ability to get off the road and through open terrain,” Andrysiak said, “we don’t have that.”

The military has drawn up a rough roadmap for improvement, but tinkering and evaluation remain, including taking pages from service members used to operating in the cold. For example, some have all-ski units, some use snowshoes, and some have a mix. The US military will have to decide what the right balance is for the force.

The only major difference from other armies that have units operating in the Arctic is that the U.S. military plans to not only use the region for operations, but also as a location from which to strategically project forces. , Andrysiak said, and this needs to be factored into his calculation when selecting equipment and trains.

Most recently, the Army made major changes to its Arctic force, announcing plans last month to reactivate the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska and remove Stryker combat vehicles from the force structure there.

Andrysiak noted that this will require changes in equipment, structure, strategy and formation.

Army replacement vehicle

The Army is focused on replacing a critical vehicle needed for operations in arctic regions. The service organized a competitive evaluation last year for six months, evaluating the Beowulf cold weather all-terrain vehicle from BAE System’s Land and Armaments and Hagglunds business units, and a vehicle from a team from the American company Oshkosh Defense and the Earth Systems Division. of ST Engineering of Singapore.

The department is expected to make a decision on which vehicle to build and put into service in the coming weeks. The vehicles are intended to replace the aging small unit support vehicle used in Alaska.

BAE Systems presented Beowulf’s “big brother”, the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle at Eurosatory, which is an armored version of its US CATV competition entry.

The BvS10 has five customers: Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France and Austria.

European nations are also coming together to buy a larger order of Bvs10. BAE expects an announcement on the deal soon, according to Mark Signorelli, the company’s vice president of platforms and services.

Now that the Strykers are rolling out of Alaska, BAE now sees an opportunity to supply not only unarmored Beowulf vehicles to the US military if selected for the CATV program, but also armored BvS10s.

“At least conceptually they’re talking about a mix of armored and unarmored vehicles,” Signorelli said.

Oshkosh Defense did not participate in Eurosatory.

As the Army plans to equip these formations, “they will find the type of vehicle they need. The technology exists,” Andrysiak said, adding that the vehicle ultimately chosen will have to have an armored variant.

The vehicle offered by Oskosh and ST Engineering is armored.

Units also spend all of their time training in Alaska and other cold weather environments rather than traveling to the National Training Center and other irrelevant and different environmental locations, noted Andrysiak. This is a significant shift, he said, to recapture a philosophy for Arctic units.

Eurosatory suppliers have placed increasing emphasis this year on operational capability in the Arctic, from arctic enhanced camouflage heating and shelter solutions to tracked vehicles designed for maneuver easy on snow or ice.

Denmark’s outdoor pavilion was all about the Arctic, seemingly out of place as exhibits baked in the late spring Parisian sun. The exhibition showed how Danish industry came together on a project to create a mobile command post capable of operating in extreme weather conditions. The concept was tested at Eurosatory 2018 and has since evolved.

Jen Judson is an award-winning reporter covering ground warfare for Defense News. She has also worked for Politico and Inside Defense. She holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College.

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TV Tonight: our highlights of Wednesday June 15, 2022 https://pwminor.com/tv-tonight-our-highlights-of-wednesday-june-15-2022/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/tv-tonight-our-highlights-of-wednesday-june-15-2022/ On TV tonight, it’s the quarter-finals of The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One and talented designers go glamorous. There’s a new series behind the scenes of Savoy on ITV, The repair shop continues on BBC One and it’s the finale of DNA Family Secrets on BBC Two. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on […]]]>

On TV tonight, it’s the quarter-finals of The Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One and talented designers go glamorous. There’s a new series behind the scenes of Savoy on ITV, The repair shop continues on BBC One and it’s the finale of DNA Family Secrets on BBC Two. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss on TV tonight.

  • Our hand-picked recommendations for what’s on TV tonight include four TV shows, one movie, live sports and the latest must-watch trending box set.
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What’s on TV tonight

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Best TV Shows On TV Tonight

The Great British Sewing Bee9 p.m., BBC One

TV tonight Sara, Patrick and Esme introduce small stitches.

Who will impress this week? (Image credit: BBC)

The sewing room is buzzing this week, as the competition reaches the quarter-finals and the seamstresses return to 1930s glamour. Judges Esme Young and Patrick Grant begin by giving the remaining seamstresses a Pattern Challenge to make a pair of sailor-inspired women’s trousers before giving them men’s shirts to transform into 1930s women’s blouses. Hollywood icons Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis. Will they be dazzling or disastrous?

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Pageant queen becomes a millionaire at age six https://pwminor.com/pageant-queen-becomes-a-millionaire-at-age-six/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:46:56 +0000 https://pwminor.com/pageant-queen-becomes-a-millionaire-at-age-six/ At just six years old, this pageant queen was living the life of luxury with millions of dollars to splurge on parties and vacations. At just six years old, Isabella Barrett was living a life of luxury. She had £25,000-a-week (AUD43,685) pocket money, enjoyed lobster dinners and a personal driver, reports The Sun. She became […]]]>

At just six years old, this pageant queen was living the life of luxury with millions of dollars to splurge on parties and vacations.

At just six years old, Isabella Barrett was living a life of luxury.

She had £25,000-a-week (AUD43,685) pocket money, enjoyed lobster dinners and a personal driver, reports The Sun.

She became a millionaire after launching her own clothing and jewelry line following her appearance on the hit American TLC show, Toddlers and Tiaras.

Now 15, she modeled at New York Fashion Week and revealed she had created her own label House of Barretti.

The ex-beauty queen, who has won 55 crowns and 85 titles during her pageant career, let Truly go backstage with her as she took her clothes to the catwalk.

But she claimed her life was no long walk in the park, explaining that not all of the businesses she had had succeeded, although her gemstone business for children (which made her a millionaire at six) and House of Barretti have been. A teddy bear business failed, she says.

“I have a jewelry line that made me a million dollars, I had a clothing line that made me a million dollars,” she told Truly.

“But I always hang out with my friends, we go jet-skiing.”

She revealed she recently got her own checkbook – splashed at a party which cost £69,000 (AUD120).

“Being a self-made millionaire has opened so many doors for me…but as long as I’m having fun, that’s all that matters,” she added.

She previously told Twenty2 how she became a childhood pageant star in the US after trying just one and getting hooked.

“I tried a contest, and loved it and ended up being picked up by the German TV show crew, and then it all took off from there,” she said.

Despite her lavish lifestyle, she said she had modest ambitions at the time and dreamed of becoming a teacher, although she earned her first million before finishing primary school.

Since leaving the pageant world, she has become a successful entrepreneur, with a range of skincare, beauty and fashion lines, as well as a busy day modeling for various brands.

She also appeared on the catwalks from the age of nine, and an astonishing 60 pairs of shoes and her 14 Juicy Couture tracksuits.

She launched her first independent fashion line in 2021, making her runway debut at New York Fashion Week in September.

“When I was younger and doing pageants and even now I felt it was hard to find something to wear for teenagers and adults because everything was too dressy, too irritating or too uncomfortable,” she said.

“I’ve created an adult film crew and line for kids and adults who are in the spotlight.”

“They can wear something casual but also very dressy, very formal and comfortable and look great.”

And when asked if she’d rather be rich or famous, Bella said, “Being famous is because I meet friends. It’s not always about the money, it’s about meeting new friends and having fun.

“It’s really fun because I travel a lot and meet a lot of new friends.”

Now his estimated value is nearly $2 million.

The fashion-obsessed young socialite has over 1.6 million followers and appeared in an Amazon documentary, The Next Big Thing.

“It’s great because I know everyone looks up to me, which is a big responsibility,” she told the Mirror.

“My fans love me, they tell me I’m really cool and really pretty – there’s nothing wrong with being famous.”

Isabella’s mother, Susanna, said her daughter “definitely has expensive taste, but that’s because our family appreciates quality – it’s not because of fame”.

Susanna has also been criticized for letting her daughter wear makeup at such a young age.

“People ask me how I could put her in pageant outfits and let her wear makeup and heels, but I think I did a really good job – her manners are impeccable. She loves her job,” said she declared.

“I want her to be what she wants to be. As a mum, that’s all you want for the kids – just be happy.

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I was a millionaire at SIX – my parents gave me £25,000 pocket money a week, now I’m 15 you’ll be amazed at my worth https://pwminor.com/i-was-a-millionaire-at-six-my-parents-gave-me-25000-pocket-money-a-week-now-im-15-youll-be-amazed-at-my-worth/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://pwminor.com/i-was-a-millionaire-at-six-my-parents-gave-me-25000-pocket-money-a-week-now-im-15-youll-be-amazed-at-my-worth/ At only six years old Isabella Barrette led a life of luxury. She had £25,000 pocket money a week, enjoyed lobster dinners and a personal driver. 2 She appeared on the hit TLC show Toddlers and Tiara’s and has since become a successful model and entrepreneur.1 credit She became a millionaire after launching her own […]]]>

At only six years old Isabella Barrette led a life of luxury.

She had £25,000 pocket money a week, enjoyed lobster dinners and a personal driver.

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She appeared on the hit TLC show Toddlers and Tiara’s and has since become a successful model and entrepreneur.1 credit

She became a millionaire after launching her own clothing and jewelry line following her appearance on the hit American TLC show, Toddlers and Tiaras.

Now 15, she modeled at New York Fashion Week and revealed she had created her own label House of Barretti.

The ex-beauty queen, who has won 55 crowns and 85 titles during her pageant career, let Truly go backstage with her as she took her clothes to the catwalk.

But she claimed her life was no long walk in the park, explaining that not all of the businesses she had had succeeded, although her gemstone business for children (which made her a millionaire at six) and House of Barretti have been. A teddy bear business failed, she says.

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She told Truly, “I have a jewelry line that made me a million dollars, I had a clothing line that made me a million dollars.

“But I always hang out with my friends, we go jet-skiing.”

She revealed she recently got her own checkbook – splashing out on a party that cost £69,000.

“Being a self-made millionaire has opened so many doors for me…but as long as I’m having fun, that’s all that matters,” she added.

She previously told Twenty2 how she became a childhood pageant star in the US after trying just one and getting hooked. “I tried a contest, and I loved it and ended up being picked up by the German TV series crew, and then it all took off from there,” she said.

Despite her lavish lifestyle, she said she had modest ambitions at the time and dreamed of becoming a teacher, although she earned her first million before finishing primary school.

Since leaving the pageant world, she has become a successful entrepreneur, with a range of skincare, beauty and fashion lines, as well as a busy day modeling for various brands.

She also appeared on the catwalks from the age of nine, and an astonishing 60 pairs of shoes and her 14 Juicy Couture tracksuits.

She launched her first independent fashion line in 2021, making her runway debut at New York Fashion Week in September.

She said: ‘When I was younger and doing pageants and even now I felt it was hard to find something to wear for teenagers and adults because everything was either too dressy, too irritating or too uncomfortable.

“I’ve created an adult film crew and line for kids and adults who are in the spotlight.

“They can wear something casual but also very dressy, very formal and comfortable and look great.”

And when asked if she’d rather be rich or famous, Bella said, “Being famous, because I meet friends. It’s not always about money, it’s about meeting new friends. and have fun.

“It’s really fun because I travel a lot and meet a lot of new friends.”

Now his estimated value is nearly $2 million.

The fashion-obsessed young socialite has over 1.6 million followers and appeared in an Amazon documentary, The Next Big Thing.

Isabella told the Mirror: “It’s great because I know everyone looks up to me which is a big responsibility.

“My fans love me, they tell me I’m really cool and really pretty – there’s nothing wrong with being famous.”

Isabella’s mother, Susanna, said: “She definitely has expensive tastes, but that’s because our family appreciates quality – it’s not because of fame.”

Susanna has also been criticized for letting her daughter wear makeup at such a young age.

She said: “People ask me how I could put her in pageant outfits and let her wear makeup and heels, but I think I did a really good job – her manners are impeccable. She loves her work.

“I want her to be what she wants to be. As a mother, that’s all you want for the kids – just be happy.”

Millionaire Isabella Barrett lived the life of luxury at six with chauffeured cars and lobster dinners

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Millionaire Isabella Barrett lived the life of luxury at six with chauffeured cars and lobster dinnersCredit: Getty
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Toboggan runs open at Mt Buffalo https://pwminor.com/toboggan-runs-open-at-mt-buffalo/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:29:15 +0000 https://pwminor.com/toboggan-runs-open-at-mt-buffalo/ Tourism Toboggan runs open at Mt Buffalo June 08, 2022 Updated 3 hours ago MT BUFFALO is expecting “huge” attendance this year, with its toboggan runs already open thanks to recent snowfall. Ski school owner David Chitty said he was looking forward to the season. “Traditionally, the ski school opens during the school holidays on […]]]>

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Toboggan runs open at Mt Buffalo


MT BUFFALO is expecting “huge” attendance this year, with its toboggan runs already open thanks to recent snowfall.

Ski school owner David Chitty said he was looking forward to the season.

“Traditionally, the ski school opens during the school holidays on June 25, so for those dates we will be active and Dingo Dell’s cafe will be open seven days a week,” he said.

“The school will open its shop in Dingo Dell to rent sleds and sell gloves, snowshoes and you can book ski lessons and ski tours.

“At this time the roads are cleared regularly and the rangers are out; the problem with opening too early is that there are no customers, but the toboggan runs are now open.

“I think the visits to all resorts will be huge with people coming out of COVID and regardless of the snow conditions wanting to get out and do things.

“I look forward to seeing everyone in our free, family-friendly zone at Dingo Dell: remember to make the proper preparations with chains and warm clothes.”

Parks Victoria area chief ranger Julien Atherstone said Parks Victoria is “looking forward” to welcoming visitors to Mount Buffalo National Park.

“Its sheer cliffs, towering granite tors, snow gum forests and tumbling waterfalls turn into a winter wonderland,” he said.

“It’s the perfect place to experience the snow for the first time, especially for families looking for an easy and accessible winter experience, with a range of activities available: snow games, sledding, ski background or snowshoes.

“It is important that visitors prioritize their safety and come prepared with snow chains for their vehicles, and appropriate equipment and clothing for local conditions.”

The dedicated sledding area is only available when there is adequate snow cover and is marked off with fencing and signage.

For up-to-date information on piste conditions, you can contact local visitor centers or rental shops, check the daily snow report or view the Dingo Dell snow camera: www.ski.com .au/snowcams/australia/vic/buffalo/buffalo1 .html

Visit the Parks Victoria website for the latest information on conditions and closures: www.parks.vic.gov.au/places–to–see/parks/mount–buffalo–national–park.

For more information, go to https://visitmountbuffalo.com.au/.

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