Your daily outdoor news bulletin for July 29, the day National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed in 1958, proving that anything Russia can do, the U.S. can do better, only a year later and after Congress approves:This is Your Parkway on CrackThe Blue Ridge Parkway crack is making headlines again this week. Since July 12, the parkway has been closed to motor vehicle traffic between milepost 376 and milepost 355 due to the large crack in the roadway. Throughout the past week, the crack has grown to its current size of 300 feet long, several inches wide and several feet deep. As we all know, people love crack, so the gash in the road became something of a tourist attraction, drawing curious onlookers who trekked the two miles from MP 376 to take a look since the closed section was still open to foot and bicycle traffic. Until Friday that is. Rangers have now closed the section of road to all traffic due to the heavy equipment being used in the area to fix the crack, and there are also some concerns about the general safety of a mountain side highway that is coming apart at the seams. Parkway officials an the Federal Highway Administration continue to work on finding the cause of the slope failure and hope to have at least a temporary solution soon.Bald Eagles Love the James RiverBursting through all the depressing environmental reports and news coming out of the U.S. over the past couple of years comes the success story of our national symbol on one of the great historic waterways in the country. According to a new survey taken by scientists at the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, the number of bald eagle pairs on the the James River topped 200, more than triple the 56 pairs found in 2000. This is a success story for both the eagles and the James River as a whole. There were no eagles on the river – and only 33 pairs in the whole state – in 1977, having been decimated by DDT and Kepone pollution. But today, the tidal freshwater James from Dutch Gap to Charles City County – a 40 mile stretch – holds one of the country’s top concentrations of eagles, herons and other aquatic fowl.Madison County Denied SNP EntranceThe Shenandoah National Park gave Virginia’s Madison County a big stiff arm, denying them an entrance to the park today. In May, Madison County officials sought to have Rapidan Road upgraded and to allow private vehicles to access the park via the road. Currently, the road is divided into the lower portion that allows access to the park boundary, and the upper portion which is in disrepair and closed to car access. The interesting twist in the story is Madison County’s ‘special relationship’ with former President Herbert Hoover who built his presidential retreat, Rapidan Camp, on the banks of the Rapidan River and visited the area frequently. There is also a story of Hoover promising Madison County an entrance to the new park, but the county’s efforts to cash in on that claim have fallen short yet again – similar proposals were advanced in 1939, 1947, and 1985. As a consolation prize, Shenandoah National Park says they will look into improving the lower portion of the road and contributing to Madison County’s “Hoover Days” celebration that was once a big draw in the area, but has recently seen waning interest.
22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Finding engaging content for your Credit Union marketing ideas can feel a bit overwhelming. The Internet is seemingly endless and you may not know where to start.Here are my 5 Go-To internet destinations for amazingly consistent marketing content:PinterestWhen I’m trying to find a funny meme or a specific type of picture, Pinterest is always my first stop. You can easily search key words like “Cute Animals” or “Funny Memes” and nearly anything else you could think of. If you find a board you like, you can follow it and new pictures will automatically show up on your feed, like the board below with cat photos.On Pinterest you can also create your own boards. I have boards for Funny Animals, Quotes, Recipes and much more. While browsing Pinterest I pin images to their appropriate board to use at a later date. That way you have content ready to be shared. This is also a great place to store and collect images for your Credit Union marketing ideas and campaigns. continue reading »
Batesville, In. — The Old Farmers’ Almanac says winter temperatures will be above average and rainfall totals will exceed snow totals. With a favorable travel forecast in mind, WalletHub compared 70 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States in 30 key areas to determine the “Best Cold Destinations” and the “Best Warm Destinations”.Cincinnati made the #4 spot for “cold” destinations. The closest ranked “warm” destination is Orlando, Florida- ranked #2.A link to the full report is here.
“We cannot say now we were thinking about Tuesday. We wanted to win the three points to be in our position and arrive to the Champions League game in a very good mood and way, but it wasn’t and now we need to move on.”Until yesterday, third-placed Spurs had won all four of their games since moving into Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month.Antonio’s goal in the 67th minute was the first they had conceded at home since moving into their new stadium and means they are not yet certain of finishing in the top four and securing Champions League football next season.Victory ended a run of four games without a win for West Ham, who remain 11th in the table with two games to play this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said his side were suffering from “stress and fatigue” after they slipped to defeat at home to West Ham in the Premier League.Michail Antonio’s superb second-half strike was enough to inflict Spurs’ first loss after five games in their new stadium. Spurs face Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, their eighth game in April.“The stress and the fatigue arrived. We are competing with circumstances that are not the best,” Pochettino said. “We arrived for this game in a different condition and that was an important factor in the second half. It was really tough today.
According to Cape Film Commission (CFC) commissioner Laurence Mitchell, the workshops introduced potential candidates to the world of animation and career paths in animation, giving students the opportunity to view showreels and to submit their own drawings for assessment. The first of several community awareness workshops, along with presentations at schools and libraries, took place among Cape Flats communities in April, reaching more than 1 000 prospective animators. Drawing, personal development “We have consciously made a decision as industry leaders that the Animation Academy will not be an outreach programme, but that we will establish it on the Cape Flats, where we want to contribute to alleviating poverty and creating jobs,” he said. 26 June 2009 Awareness workshops Around 50 students from the Cape Flats townships around Cape Town began animation training at False Bay College in Khayelitsha this week, as part of an initiative by the Cape Film Commission, the Western Cape film industry and the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta). Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I am delighted at the abundance of talent available on especially the Cape Flats, and I remain confident that even though this is an ambitious project, we will reach our intended targets,” Mitchell said in a statement this week. Mitchell added that the training starting this week would focus on drawing for animation, digital design, and several soft courses on entrepreneurial and personal development. Described by many as one of the Western Cape film industry’s most ambitious project to date, the Animation Industry Development Initiative aims to create a local animation and new media industry with capable of generating up to 10 000 jobs by 2020. SAinfo reporter
carpetCannes, May 18 (PTI) French actress Marion Cotillard ditched the gown and instead appeared in a casual denim look as she walked the red carpet at 2017 Cannes Film Festival.Cotillard paired a plain white maxi dress with a simple gold neck chain and ruffled jeans from the fall 2017 collection of Y/Project by Belgian designer Glenn Martens.She finished her look with a pair of strappy stilettos.The 41-year-old actress, who in past years has rocked attires by Alexander McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela, sported the surprisingly dressed-down look during a photo call for her upcoming film “Ismaels Ghosts”.She posted a picture of her wearing the creation and was clicked by award-winning photographer Eliott Bliss. PTI RDS JCH
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The general public is duly notified that Wednesday, 15 November 2017, will see the resumption of the conch season. The open season allows the export of conch and other derivatives of Conch e.g. conch pearls, conch shells, and conch shell products etc.You are therefore reminded of the following restrictions:Conch shells: size restriction of a minimum of 7 inches; export of 4 or more shells requires CITES permit, of which can be applied for through the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR); andConch meat: once removed from the shell, of a total weight of 8 ounces after the removal of the digestive gland.The DECR would also like to remind all fishers, hotels and restaurants that the final day for the 2017 Nassau Grouper season will end on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.The Fisheries Protection Ordinance (Amendment) Regulation 12 (1A) states: “The close season in relation to Nassau Grouper shall be from the first day of December to the twenty-eight day of February (inclusive) in each year or such other dates as may, from time to time, be appointed by Governor in the Gazette.”During the closed season, any person who fishes for, purchases, or is in possession of a Nassau Grouper will be committing an offence that is punishable by a fine of $5,000 or six months imprisonment or both.The DECR is seeking the cooperation of the public in the above matter.Please contact the department for clarifications pertaining to the above matter at Tel. 338-4170 or email [email protected] Please also visit our website to familiarize yourself with the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, http://www.gov.tc/dema Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp