Daily Dirt: Outdoor News for June 19, 2013

first_imgYour daily dose of outdoor news for June 19, the day Curt Flood was denied free agency by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972. Although he lost the case and never played baseball again, Flood paved the way for professional athletes to have control over their careers and propelled professional sports into the upper echelon of the United States’ and world economies.Fracking in George Washington National ForestThe Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has launched a new website aimed at preventing fracking in Virginia’s George Washington National Forest (GWNF). At 1.1 million acres, GWNF is the largest national forest in the East and is a very popular spot for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing, attracting over one million visitors a year to the Appalachian Trail, Crabtree Falls, Sherando Lake, etc. The U.S. Forest Service, which manages the forest, is revising its long-term management plan – mapping out forest activity for the next 10-15 years – which is due out in July. Originally, the draft plan called for the prohibition of horizontal drilling – the riskiest and most destructive form of fracking – but, according to the SELC, they changed their mind due to pressure from the gas industry, and are considering allowing horizontal drilling. The GWNF has never been had a large scale natural gas drilling operation on its lands. The main issues cited by the SELC involve the supply of drinking water for the Shenandoah Valley that comes out of the GSNF and the watersheds of the James and Potomac rivers.A Fishy Date NightThe bar scene? Overrated. Online dating? Over it. Blind dates? Puh-leeze. Despite the amount of social networks we have at our disposal, we seem to be more disconnected from our fellow humans than ever. Meeting people and getting a date are nearly impossible…until now. Fly fishing is the newest dating trend in western Pennsylvania, where the first Trout Trail Date Night was a smashing success last week. Sponsored by the Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited, the date night consisted of fly fishing instruction, casting for trout in the stocked pond, and dinner at the Foggy Mountain Lodge. No word on if any of the couples in attendance, ahem, cough, hooked up.James River Makes List, But Not the Good KindThe James River landed on the the list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2013. While this may seem odd considering the James is neither a place really or historic in the traditional sense of a building, battlefield, etc., the river has its place among historically significant events, the biggest of which is the role it played in the founding of Virginia through the colonies at Jamestown and Williamsburg. The portion of the James river cited as endangered in the report is the Lower James as it runs into the Chesapeake Bay, which is one of the most historic places in both Virginia and the U.S. The report cites the proposed construction of a series of power lines and accompanying towers that would be strung across the river, impeding the sight lines, and putting a blot on the scenic natural beauty of the river. The power lines would also make it hard to immerse oneself in the living history museum of the Jamestown colony.  The annual list is put together by the National Trust for historic Preservation.Speaking of rivers, here is a cool river project from a former Google employee, and yes, it involves maps.last_img read more

Freeport Teen 4th Charged in Gym ID Thefts

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fourth teenager has been accused of working with three others who authorities said broke into fitness club lockers to steal victims’ credit and bank account information across Long Island.Suffolk County police Thursday arrested 17-year-old Kewon Brandon of Freeport on charges of unlawful possession of a skimming device, unlawful possession of personal identification information, assault and petit larceny.Andre Clayton, the first of three 19-year-old suspects previously arrested in the same case, was also charged with additional counts of identity theft Friday.Long Island’s $2 Million-a-year Counterfeiting ProblemPolice said all four broke into lockers at various gyms, used a portable skimmer to steal victims’ credit and debit card information, photographed the victims’ driver’s licenses and then used the personal and account info to clone the credit and debit cards.The teens then allegedly used the cloned cards to buy gift cards and other items at BJ’s Wholesale and Home Depot, police said. Suffolk police said the group is being investigated for identical thefts in Connecticut and New Jersey.Clayton was released without bail after his initial arrest in the case in December. He and Brandon are expected to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip on the latest charges along with their codefendants, Latique Oates, of Freeport, Rameez Senior, of St. Albans.last_img read more

Joe Biden’s Sweetest Moments With Kids, Grandkids: Pics

first_imgWhile serving in the Senate, the Promise Me, Dad author ran for president in 1988 and 2008. After withdrawing from his second bid, Joe was selected as Barack Obama‘s running mate. The pair served two terms together, from 2009 to 2017. During their second, Joe’s eldest son died of brain cancer.“He did in 46 years what most of us couldn’t do in 146,” Obama said while delivering the eulogy at Beau’s funeral in 2015. “He left nothing in the tank. He was a man who led a life where the means were as important as the ends. And the example he set made you want to be a better dad, or a better son, or a better brother or sister, better at your job, the better soldier. He made you want to be a better person.”- Advertisement – Joe ran for president for the third time in 2020 with Kamala Harris as his running mate, beating incumbent Donald Trump and Mike Pence in November, according to the Associated Press.“I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in Kamala Harris and me,” Joe wrote in a statement at the time. “We’re reminded tonight of all those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen. It is long overdue, but once again, America has bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice.”Joe’s granddaughter Naomi adorably shared a photo of the moment that they found out about his win. Keep scrolling to see more of their family moments over the years. While Joe was tempted to resign from his position and care for Beau and Hunter, Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield “would not give up” on the Syracuse University grad.“He kept calling to check on me,” Joe recalled in his 2007 Promises to Keep memoir. “He reminded me that he had put me on the Democratic Steering Committee, the group that chose the committee selections, which was unheard of for a freshman senator at that time. There was a fight brewing over a new slot on Finance, and he needed my help. I really did not care. He was trying so hard to engage me in something outside that hospital room.”The politician was eventually convinced and commuted home from Washington, D.C., every day to see his sons. He remarried in June 1977, marrying Jill Biden (née Jacobs). The couple are the parents of daughter Ashley.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Pops is the President-elect! Joe Biden — who won the 46th presidential election in November 2020 — has shared many sweet moments with his family members along the course of his political career.The former Vice President wed Neilia Hunter in August 1966, and they welcomed three children together — Joseph “Beau,” Robert Hunter and Naomi. The Pennsylvania native had his wife and kids’ support when he ran for senator in Delaware in 1972, but Neilia and their youngest daughter died one month after his win in a car accident that left both of his sons injured.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Vinotel Gospoja on Krk is the first hotel with a complete technological solution for hoteliers

first_imgHotels nowadays pay special attention to the technology and opportunities it provides, so 60 percent of them use mobile websites to present their services, 40 percent use a mobile application, 53 percent use digital signage technology, while 11 percent of them have the ability to check via guest mobile phone.Online booking in Croatia is also on the rise, so the annual growth rate of revenue from online booking in hotel accommodation by 2020 is 28 percent, according to research statista.com, cnbc.com, hospitalitynet.orgHrvatski Telekom is also aware of this and has focused its efforts on the tourism sector. With the new services for the hotel industry, HT has completely joined the world trends by presenting the only Croatian complete technological solution for hoteliers. HT launched three new hotel services: Hotel PMS (Property Management System) developed in cooperation with Remaris, mobile hotel application in cooperation with Combis and Hotel TV developed in cooperation with Cronex, and the first wine hotel Vinotel Gospoja had a special honor. Krk, which became the first hotel with a complete technological solution for hoteliers. “Our desire was to make the greatest possible integration between solutions, to obtain quality and proven solutions for hotels, and ultimately to save time that we would spend on the control of a larger number of contractors.”Pointed out Franjo Toljanić, owner of the Vinotel Gospoja hotelAccurate guest consumption records, fast and automated check-in and check-out, automated internal and external booking management system, ability to track material consumption, instant household insight and business reports are just some of the advantages of the new PMS system. As pointed out by HT, Hotel PMS is effectively integrated with Hotel TV and hotel application, strong communication channels with guests, which makes it possible to personalize the service for each guest, while through Hotel TV guests can enjoy a rich TV program and attractive movies, and have access to various hotel promotions, e-commerce and tourist information, the hotel app can be used anywhere. “Given that we feel like a very responsible company for the development of the digital society in Croatia, our mission is to bring the latest global technologies and trends into the hands of our business customers to help them reach their customers easier and faster, and in this case, their guests. “, pointed out Saša Kramar, a member of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom, and added that hotels, given the current indicators on the impact of technology, strive for better and more efficient service.Vinotel Gospoja, KrkThe mobile hotel application is part of the newly developed portfolio of Combis, a member of the HT Group, primarily focused on tourism. Combis builds a step forward in this vertical with the help of a team of IT consultants who monitor the specific needs of each industry or market. All of this part is unique hospitality a platform designed to integrate and interoperability of all products and services for hoteliers. Such related services for hoteliers will enable quality, personalized and guest-specific placement of various offers and facilities.Modern technologies in the hotel industry significantly facilitate business, save money and time and affect customer satisfaction. Guests today are looking for a more casual approach, more flexible service and interactive communication. “We are working intensively to expand the ecosystem of services specializing in the hotel and tourism industry with the best partners in the region and the most advanced technologies, so hotels that use our services do business on an equal footing with global players. Depending on the specific needs of users, HT combines practically all services and technologies at its disposal – fixed, mobile and cloud. So far, Hrvatski Telekom has successfully implemented more than 150 projects and equipped hotels with complete ICT solutions”Said Ivana Beli Oštarčević, Director of the ICT Offer Department at HT.last_img read more

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

first_img Share Share 33 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo by: – August 8, 2018 Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share BENI, DR Congo (AFP) — Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said.Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda.The total death toll has reached seven from 16 confirmed cases, the ministry said in a bulletin on Monday.“In total, 43 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, including 16 confirmed and 27 probable, and 31 suspected cases are under investigation,” the ministry said. Almost 1000 people who have had “contact” with the virus have been registered in health zones under surveillance, it said.Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding. It is often fatal if untreated.Targeted vaccinations are expected to begin on Wednesday.“Twelve teams of vaccinators will be deployed in different affected areas,” the ministry said, adding that teams had arrived in Beni.The health ministry on August 1 said the country was facing its tenth outbreak of Ebola since 1976. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the “deterioration of the security situation” in affected area was expected to hinder the response to the outbreak.last_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P360K seized

first_imgThe suspect was placed under the custodyof the City Drug Enforcement Unit, facing charges for Violation of Republic Act9165m or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Panonce was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 7:10 a.m. onFeb. 14. The 41-year-old resident Rogelio PanonceJr. yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said. Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Rogelio Panonce Jr. He was nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City on Feb. 14. CDEU/BCPO BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing 40 grams valued at around P360,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Banago.last_img read more

Students Visit Wood-Mizer for Manufacturing Day

first_imgJeff Heidlage (left) gives North Decatur High School students a tour of Wood-Mizer Wednesday.NEW POINT, Ind. – Area high school students celebrated Manufacturing Day 2014 at Wood-Mizer, observing the daily procedures of the company.The wood processing equipment manufacturer hosted students from Batesville High School, Greensburg High School and North and South Decatur on Tuesday.Students had a chance to hear about the history and current operations of the global company, through tours and presentations conducted by Wood-Mizer associates.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide initiative designed to expand knowledge about manufacturing careers and its value to the U.S. economy. It also allows students an opportunity to see firsthand the practices of a manufacturing company.“Kids that are looking for a career in manufacturing, it gives them an opportunity to come out and see what is available, as well as what kind of training they need to get those jobs,” said Jeff Heidlage, director of manufacturing at Wood-Mizer.Wood-Mizer Trade Show Coordinator Chris Hooten demonstrates the abilities of the sawmill.“They can come in and learn, and we are willing to teach them those jobs. But they need basic skills, reading a ruler, basic math, the hardest thing is they have to show up every day,” Heidlage explained.Established in 1979, Wood-Mizer has grown to be known as the world’s largest manufacturer of portable bandsaw mills, with machines in 200 countries and approximately 60,000 units worldwide.  The company produces approximately 2,000 machines annually.The Manufacturing Day event was coordinated through Decatur County EcO15 and Ripley County EcO15.last_img read more

Man Utd go after Ibrahima Kanote

first_img Loading… Recent reports have indicated that United and Arsenal are keen on the 20-year-old, who has only made five appearances in all competitions this season due to injury. The Red Devils are said to have opened talks with the representatives of the France Under-21 international and the latest claim from Todofichajes is that Leipzig have told United their valuation of the player.Advertisement Konate, who made 43 appearances last term, moved to the Bundesliga side from Sochaux in the summer of 2017 and has three years left on his contract. The source adds that Konate is now United’s “priority objective” and that the Red Devils are aware that only significant investment will be enough to turn their recent fortunes around. read also:Man Utd make surprise decision over Ighalo’s permanent deal Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have shown that in spades in recent transfer windows, including with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire for £80million last summer and Bruno Fernandes’ arrival at Old Trafford in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Manchester United have been told by RB Leipzig that £43million is the fee they must stump up if center-back Ibrahima Konate is to move to Old Trafford, according to reports.last_img read more

Dawson committed to Spurs

first_img Speaking while co-hosting the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, Dawson said: “I have been at Tottenham for nine-and-a-half years. “It is a great football club and I have loved every minute of it while I have been here. “The fans have been superb to me since day one because I have had some ups and downs, like everyone does. “The expectations are high and the players want to achieve them. “We want to be in the top four and hopefully next year we will have another push.” Club captain Michael Dawson has distanced himself from a move away from Tottenham and believes the team can challenge for a place in the top four under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. It has been reported the 30-year-old defender could leave White Hart Lane this summer following yet another change in the dugout. Dawson has been linked with moves to both Hull and Crystal Palace, but says his only focus is on helping Spurs progress next season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Darlington prepped quickly for 3 races in 4 days

first_img May 17, 2020 NASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed and the series sat idle for 10 weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR was facing a financial collapse if live races didn’t resume on national television. So the sanctioning body had its health plan approved in South Carolina and North Carolina and released an aggressive schedule that included 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21. The first event is called the “The Real Heroes 400” and is dedicated to health care workers fighting COVID-19. Health care workers will give the command to start the engines.Darlington is hosting three events over four days. Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates.___ Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp says he’s amazed at how quickly every part of NASCAR came together to bring back the sport.NASCAR’s top Cup series returns to the track later Sunday after 10 weeks off because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tharp was visiting the Raceway Grill outside Turn 2, where team owners were setting up for a watch party. He says the cooperation in NASCAR was essential in setting up three races over four days.Xfinity drivers race Tuesday night, with Cup series racers going again at Darlington on Wednesday night.___ More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 11:30 a.m.NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France is at Darlington Raceway and will remain outside the infield.The 75-year-old France is considered high risk to contract the coronavirus. NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell posted audio on Twitter in which France grabs the public address microphone in the scoring tower and thanks “the entire industry for their efforts to get us back racing.”Roughly 900 essential people have been approved to be inside the gates. NASCAR is returning to racing following a 10-week layoff amid the global pandemic. The Real Heroes 400 begins at 3 p.m. The Latest: Darlington prepped quickly for 3 races in 4 days Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):___12:30 p.m. Associated Press ___11 a.m.NASCAR President Steve Phelps is promising “the best race and racing experience possible every time we hit the racetrack.”Phelps released a letter to NASCAR fans Sunday, hours before the racing series returns to the track for the first time in more than two months.“Our drivers, race teams and officials have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get back to the race track and we want to assure you that we have taken the return to racing very seriously,” Phelps wrote.last_img read more