BRO Editor in Chief Will Harlan Honored at 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala

first_imgAn all-star cast of conservation heroes were honored last Saturday’s a the 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala. At the event, Wild South recognized the winners of the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards and special awards, as well as celebrated Wild South’s legacy of 25 years.will1BRO Editor in Chief Will Harlan with his Roosevelt Ashe Conservation Award for Most Outstanding Journalist.The award for most outstanding journalist was awarded to BRO’s own Editor in Chief Will Harlan. 175 people gathered at The Millroom for a seated dinner, award ceremony, music, and silent auction that benefitted Wild South. The keynote address was given by DeLene Beeland, author of The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf. Beeland’s speech addressed the history and current status of the endangered red wolf, of which there are fewer than 50 left in the wild.“We are grateful to the many contributions of our sponsors, community partners, supporters, volunteers who made this event an enormous success,” says Hannah Morgan, Wild South’s Development and Communications Coordinator. “The event was a very special moment to celebrate the many accomplishments of Wild South over the past 25 years as well as the accomplishments of many special conservation leaders.”Check out the rest of the Roosevelt-Ashe Awards below:Outstanding JournalistWill Harlan: Editor of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Asheville, North CarolinaOutstanding Small BusinessHolladog Farms: Organic Farm, Pamplico, South CarolinaOutstanding Youth Bennett David: Scout/Student-Volunteer, Boy Scout Troop 91, Asheville, North CarolinaOlivia & Carter Ries: Founders of One More Generation, Fayetteville, GeorgiaOutstanding EducatorKim Wheeler: Executive Director of The Red Wolf Coalition, Columbia, North CarolinaOutstanding ConservationistCarl Silverstein: Executive Director of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Asheville, North CarolinaAdditional special awards were given to outstanding individuals in their field:Outstanding Community Conservationist: To recognize an individual’s contribution to education and community engagement on conservation, spanning many categories of achievement. This is a special, one-year award designated by the Roosevelt-Ashe Selection Committee.Forest Hilyer: Chairman of Lumpkin Coalition, Dahlonega, GeorgiaKayah Gaydish Award: For an individual who has advanced Wild South’s mission and vision and has demonstrated the same dedication Kayah had for inspiring others to protect our wild places.Ben Prater: Southeast Program Director of Defenders of Wildlife, Asheville, North CarolinaKayahGaydishAwardBen Prater, the Southeast Program Director of Defenders of Wildlife, received the Kayah Gadish Award.Cultural Heritage Award: For an individual who has demonstrated commitment to preserving cultural heritage in our region.Robin Swayney: Program Manager, Qualla Boundary Library, Cherokee, NC.Public Service Award: For a dedicated public servant whose work has promoted a conservation vision and values that mirror Wild South’s and represents the type of conscientious stewardship of natural resources that promotes collaborative partnerships with organizations.Gary Kauffman: Botanist & Ecologist of U.S. Forest Service, Asheville, North CarolinaFriend of Wilderness Award: For an individual who has worked to designate and increase protection for our special wild places in the Southeast.Mike Leonard: Board Chair of The Conservation Fund and attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Related Articles:last_img read more

Here’s Why Your Netflix Subscription Rate is Going Up

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Netflix’s gamble to create its own original content is apparently paying off—and soon you might be paying more.The widely-popular Internet streaming service added 2.25 million domestic subscribers in the first quarter of this year, and reportedly surpassed its predictions internationally by adding 1.75 new streamers. Netflix currently has 48 global members—35.7 million of which reside in the United States.In a letter to shareholders, the Los Gatos, California-based streaming company touted its original programming initiatives, such as the political thriller House of Cards, which debuted its second season in February and “attracted a huge audience that would make any cable or broadcast network happy,” Netflix said.Netflix also mentioned its critically-acclaimed documentary The Square, about the revolution in Egypt, which earned an Oscar nomination but failed to win the award.Nevertheless, Netflix apparently still intends to increase by one or two dollars its streaming subscription rate later this quarter for new members only—for now.It appears existing U.S. members will be hit with the “for new members only” increased rate in the future, but Netflix will continue charging a monthly rate of $7.99 for a “generous time period,” Netflix said.The company provided two explanations for increasing its rates:It saw limited impact in a January price increase for new members in Ireland.Increasing prices will improve Netflix’s ability to acquire more content.Netlix seems especially proud of the content it exclusively streams to its members. Orange is the New Black, a prison dramedy, will debut its second season on June 6, and season 2 of Hemlock Grove will also premiere this summer. Netflix will also air the final six episodes of the former AMC crime drama The Killing, which has had a rocky relationship with its fan base—to say the least.last_img read more

Trent Alexander-Arnold: Liverpool defender set to withdraw from England squad with injury | Football News

first_img“He will be out of England. Scan tomorrow and then we will see,” Klopp said after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Sunday. 3:00 The right-back had to be substituted in the 63rd minute with a suspected calf problem, with James Milner replacing him.Chelsea defender Reece James, who could deputise for Alexander-Arnold, can feature in the friendly match against the Republic of Ireland on November 12, but is suspended for Nations League matches against Belgium and Ireland later this month. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – preview image Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to withdraw from the England squad to face Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland this month with a suspected calf injury.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed the defender will have a scan on Monday but insisted it would keep the defender out of England’s squad for their upcoming fixtures next week.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League.last_img read more

Aminess hotels and camps expanded their business to the island of Krk

first_imgAminess already has hotels in its portfolio Aminess Maestral 4 * i Aminess Laguna 3 *, camps Aminess Mermaid 4 * i Aminess Maravea Camping Resort 4 * located in the city of Novigrad, while the hotel Aminess Lume 4 * finds on Korcula, a Aminess Grand Azur 4 * is located on the Peljesac peninsula. Aminess Magal Hotel (former Hotel Beli Kamik), Aminess Veya Hotel (former Hotel Jadran), Aminess Gaia Green Villas (former Marbera Flora Green Villas) and Aminess Atea Camping Resort (former Camp Njivice) are thus new members of the Aminess portfolio that will jointly contribute to additional growth and development in the tourism sector. “We are extremely pleased that Njivice resort and camp have become part of the Aminess family and we will now have the opportunity to create great results together and contribute to the further development of Njivice and the island of Krk. We believe that the synergy of these two companies, Aminessa and Hotel Njivice, will be a great success and stronger market visibility. We are convinced that we will further strengthen the beautiful story that we have been creating with employees and guests in Novigrad, Orebić and the island of Korčula for years with new colleagues in Njivice, on the island of Krk. “, she pointed out Zrinka Bokulić, President of the Management Board of Laguna Novigrad, which owns the Aminess brand. The tourist company Aminess from Novigrad has expanded its business to Njivice hotels and a camping resort on the island of Krk, which will start operating under the Aminess brand on October 1. Photo: Aminesslast_img read more

Austria limits indoor events to 10 as virus spikes

first_imgAustria announced Thursday that private indoor gatherings would be limited to 10 people in the battle to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections.”From midnight on Monday… all parties, private events and meetings indoors are limited to ten people,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a press conference.”We have an exponential rise in new infections in Austria,” he said, adding the country was going through a second wave of the pandemic. Funerals will be exempt from the new rules and the limit for outdoors will remain at 100, Kurz said, with further exemptions for some cultural events.He admitted it would not be legally possible to enforce the new limit in people’s homes but added that he hoped Austrians would follow the rule.Also from Monday, cafe and restaurant customers will have to wear a mask whenever they’re not at their tables.Previously only waiters and other staff had to wear a face covering. Austria is recording several hundred new daily infections, with the one-day total reaching 882 on September 11, the second-highest of the whole crisis.Kurz said he was aware the measures “will once again mean sacrifices” from the population but they were necessary “to hopefully prevent a second lockdown” and the “catastrophic consequences” that would entail.Asked whether Vienna’s famous winter ball season could go ahead, Kurz said it was too early to say but admitted “autumn and winter will be very hard”.”We expect a clear improvement next year in terms of progress with vaccines and treatments,” he said.Neighboring Slovenia has also seen a recent rise in infections and on Thursday announced that from Saturday masks would be mandatory in outdoor public spaces such as markets.Masks will also be compulsory for pupils and teachers in secondary schools, and from Monday restaurants and cafes will have to close at 10 pm.Hungary has also been experiencing a virus surge and on Wednesday Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced the country’s border closure would remain in place beyond October 1.He added that the second wave of Hungary’s outbreak could be expected to peak around the end of the year.Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia will remain exempted from Hungary’s border closures — exceptions which have raised criticism from top EU officials, who have warned of discrimination between member states. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Reno could revive retro Gold Coast home

first_imgIt has some quirky character features including slate throughout and coloured glass. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 Even the bathroom has slate details.Lucy Cole Prestige Properties agent John Cole said it had a rich history as one of the first homes built in the suburb.“There were 10 homes in the whole Bundall area,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“For its day, it’s extremely solid — it’s all brick and suspended slab.”Mr Cole said the owners bought the property off the builder not long after it was finished and lived there for almost 50 years.It has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a separate kitchen, living room and dining room.Mr Cole said the deceased estate was in need of some “TLC” but offered endless opportunities for prospective buyers. MORE NEWS: Jetsons house still up for grabs after world-first auction MORE NEWS: When it comes to loos, it’s a game of thrones It was one of the first homes to be built in Bundall.So far, he has had both developers and house hunters with renovations in mind inquiring about the property, including an interior designer.“We’ve had quite a few offers, just not quite at the sales expectation,” he said.“There’s one family that absolutely love it.“She’s driven by it for 20 years and watched it for years and years.”He said the previous owners’ family were hoping the buyers would breath new life into the home. The property was owned by the same family for almost 50 years. The three-bedroom house on Richmond Ave was built in the early 1960s.One of the few original homes remaining in Bundall has hit the market for the first time in more than four decades.The two-storey Richmond Ave house on a 506sq m corner block overlooking the Southport golf course has been listed with an asking price of $695,000.Built in the early 1960s, it has a range of character features that were popular in the era, including coloured glass, vaulted ceilings, slate accents, wood panel walls and an open fireplace.last_img read more

Hickman Harbor Dredging Completed

first_imgImage source: Dorena-Hickman FerryThe Dorena-Hickman Ferry has resumed operation after being shut down for six days due to the dredging operations in Hickman Harbor, the company said in its latest announcement. The ferry had to halt operation last Thursday so the dredging vessel could remove silt from the harbor.Work is completed, so the ferry resumed its normal schedule yesterday, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry said.There may be some delays caused by dredging equipment that has not yet been removed.[mappress mapid=”24309″]last_img

‘Decriminalisation’ drug law change tightened at 11th hour

first_imgNZ Herald 7 August 2019Family First Comment: The government has now decriminalised not just cannabis, but ALL drugs – P, cocaine, heroine etcThankfully NZ First has softened just how radical it is – but it’s still flawed.“NZ Police Association president Chris Cahill said under the original bill, police would consider health and addiction issues if they came across a group of people smoking methamphetamine at a kids’ playground. Under the changed bill, he said the officers would consider the environment and whether the activity was harming the community.”National MP Paula Bennett said the bill decriminalized drugs by stealth. “National supports both greater rehabilitation and tougher sentences, treatment and deterrence should go hand in hand. However this Bill means Police won’t prosecute people who are buying and using hard drugs including P, heroin and cocaine.”#softondrugsA late change to a bill described as de facto decriminalisation of drug use is likely to swing the balance more towards police prosecutions and away from health referrals, the Police Association says.But association president Chris Cahill said he still expected the Misuse of Drugs Amendment bill, which passed its third reading today, to lead to a “significant” drop in prosecutions for drug use.The change to the bill means that the test for prosecuting drug users will be whether a therapeutic approach would be more beneficial “to the public interest” rather than for the individual involved.It was championed by New Zealand First and agreed to by Labour and the Greens, and accepted during the committee stage of the bill last night.The Police Association, the Drug Foundation, the Law Society and the Green Party have all called the original bill effective decriminalisation for drug use because it meant police should only prosecute drug users if that was a better outcome than a therapeutic approach.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12256494&ref=twitterMisuse of Drugs Amendment Bill passes final readingRadio NZ News 7 August 2019National police spokesperson Brett Hudson said it would tie the hands of police and Crown prosecutors.Mr Hudson said if for example someone caught multiple time with possession of meth and the police deemed it in the public interest to prosecute, as soon the case went to court it would be challenged.“They can argue in the court it has to be proven a health-based approach would not have been better in the public interest in that case and that did not and has not existed in the discretionary powers officers have exercised before,” he said.National MP Paula Bennett said the bill decriminalized drugs by stealth.“National supports both greater rehabilitation and tougher sentences, treatment and deterrence should go hand in hand.“However this Bill means Police won’t prosecute people who are buying and using hard drugs including P, heroin and cocaine,” she said.Ms Bennett added police aren’t social workers and the bill meant it will be up to them to help people try to find services that don’t exist.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/396192/misuse-of-drugs-amendment-bill-passes-final-readinglast_img read more

Aussie Open: Kenin stuns Muguruza to claim first Grand Slam title

first_img Loading… Read Also: Fans react to Ighalo’s transfer deadline day switch to Man UtdThe unseeded Muguruza, often frustrated by her opponent’s retrieving skills and inability to assert her superior firepower, double faulted for the seventh time to drop serve crucially for 2-4 in the decider, and could not recover.She double faulted again on match point, leaving the American to go to her father Alexander, stood up in the player’s box, to celebrate.Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands were due to follow them on court for the mixed doubles final.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Displaying shades of two other Florida-raised players with East European roots – Maria Sharapova and Monica Seles – she battled through a high quality set to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and three minutes. Sofia Kenin became the latest unlikely Grand Slam champion in women’s tennis when her relentless persistence proved too much for Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open final.Advertisementcenter_img Born in Moscow but having grown up in the US, there is no reason she cannot now buy the apartment she wants in Manhattan after earning £2.2million for her surprise triumph.She won what was the first women’s final of the post-1968 era that did not feature a top 10 player.‘My dream officially came true, if you have a dream go for it, it’s going to come true,’ said Kenin. ‘These past two weeks have been the best two weeks of my life. ‘An emotional Muguruza added: ‘I think I’m going to keep it short because I’m going to get very emotional.‘Congratulations Sofia, you played an incredible match, incredible tournament. You deserve the trophy. I think we’re going to see you play in more finals soon.’Ex-world No 1 Garbine Muguruza took the first set but faltered badly in the match thereafterMuguruza came in a slight favourite for a final whose unexpected line-up contributed to there being spare seats in the stands, the Rod Laver Arena being at least 500 short of a sellout.The Spaniard, going for her third Major after a lean patch, should have won the first set more easily but missed three break points for 5-2 before closing it out after going ahead for 5-4.She did that despite her serve regularly misfiring, and she paid the price in the second set when she was missing virtually six out of 10 first serves. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A RoleA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Pardew wants to protect Taylor

first_img In amongst the euphoria of successive Barclays Premier League victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea – and following a busy January transfer window – the 27-year-old central defender’s presence in the team after a two-month lay-off with a hamstring problem has been somewhat overlooked. However, his partnership with captain Fabricio Coloccini at the heart of the Magpies’ defence has been a key feature of their marked improvement, and Pardew said: “I am very, very conscious, with him and with my staff, that we protect him and try to give him a different regime where hopefully we can keep him fit – because when he is fit, there are not many better.” He added: “He’s an outstanding player. The only down-side has been the injuries, that’s where you have to slightly have a disappointment with him, that he’s just not played enough games in his career here.” Taylor’s injury history makes for depressing reading with a ruptured Achilles tendon robbing him of the last five months of last season, while shoulder problems have interrupted his career on several occasions. However, when fit, he has proved a key member of the side and Pardew has on more than one occasion proposed the former England Under-21s captain as a potential full international. Taylor made his return in the 2-1 victory at Villa Park on January 29 and later described his feelings on the final whistle as the best he had ever experienced as a Newcastle player. As one of the few Geordies in Pardew’s squad – the defender was born in Greenwich but raised on Tyneside – he felt the pain of relegation at the same venue in 2009 as acutely as anyone, and his manager knows just how much that connection to the club fuels him. He said: “It was interesting to hear him say that it was probably the best feeling he has ever had in a black and white shirt. “He had the last kick of the Premier League three years ago and he smashed it up the pitch in frustration because the whistle had gone. We showed that before the game as a little bit of extra motivation.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to find a way to protect defender Steven Taylor following his latest return from injury.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more