WNCA Launches French Broad River Paddle Trail App

first_imgAsheville’s Western North Carolina Alliance announced the launch of the French Broad River Paddle Trail App, featuring campsites, access points, outfitters, restaurants and more, a critical link for an important regional recreation connection officially completed in 2012.To download the app, text “paddle” to “7700”.fbrpadappThe French Broad River Paddle Trail App will keep paddlers up to date on French Broad events, send river reports, and assist with reservations on the French Broad River Paddle Trail — a series of campsites and access points that link more than 140 miles of the French Broad River from Rosman, N.C., to Douglas Lake, Tenn.WNCA will celebrate the launch of the app and their partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery from 5:30-8 p.m., July 30 at the brewery’s facility in Brevard (342 Mountain Industrial Drive). Those who download the app can enter a raffle at the party to win a watershed dry bag and a waterproof Paddle Trail map. The Oskar Blues trolley will be available from Asheville, leaving from the Aloft Hotel (51 Biltmore Ave.) at 5:30 p.m., and returning to the Aloft around 9 p.m. The trolley is free, but you must RSVP for a seat to [email protected] French Broad River Paddle Trail project was born out of the public’s desire to explore the entire French Broad River by boat, and the entire trail is composed of paddle-in-only campsites. For more than 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner utilizing a combination of policy advocacy, scientific research, and community collaboration to protect the natural heritage of our region so that people and environment can thrive.Learn more about the French Broad River Paddle Trail at www.wnca.org/paddle.Download the French Broad River Paddle Trail App here:For Android phonesFor iPhoneslast_img read more

Tori Spelling Schools Jennie Garth in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Trivia

first_imgWhile David and Donna were on and off during the 10-season run of Beverly Hills, 90210, the onscreen couple exchanged vows during the 2000 series finale — and Spelling thinks they are still going strong.“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she told Us. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”- Advertisement – Garth, for her part, thinks Kelly Taylor, whose main love interests were Jason Priestley’s Brandon Walsh and Luke Perry’s Dylan McKay, is flying solo in 2020.“I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” she told Us. “She would definitely choose herself again.”During the trivia game, the What I Like About You actress, who said she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series, was surprised to learn Brandon was unfaithful to Kelly on the show.“He wouldn’t do that!” Garth said.Spelling added, “I just got super protective and now I got furious for you that he did that.”Tori Spelling Gets Triggered by David Cheating on Donna During 90210 TriviaTori Spelling as Donna and Brian Austin Green as David on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ YouTubeAll jokes aside, Garth and Spelling want to have all of their onscreen boyfriends on their rewatch podcast.“Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on!” Spelling said.Garth quipped, “It will be a parade of boyfriends in the studio.”To see Garth and Spelling’s complete trivia game, watch the video above!Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Donna Martin and David Silver’s love story wasn’t perfect — and Tori Spelling doesn’t like to think about Brian Austin Green’s character’s missteps. During a game of Beverly Hills, 90210 trivia with Us Weekly, the actress got visibly upset while answering questions about David cheating on Donna.“Ugh, in a limo with Ariel,” Spelling, 47, replied when asked who David cheated on Donna with during season 4. “Oh, my God. I just got upset about it, like, it really happened to me, like, I just got all the feels back.”Tori Spelling Gets Triggered by David Cheating on Donna During 90210 TriviaKari Wuhrer as Ariel and Brian Austin Green as David on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ YouTube- Advertisement – When asked who Noah Hunter (Vincent Young) cheated on Donna with during season 8, Spelling and costar Jennie Garth answered Valerie (Tiffani Thiessen) in unison.“Sorry, I got mad again, personally, sorry,” Spelling quipped. She subsequently concluded that revisiting the show for their “9021OMG” podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9, is going to be “therapeutic.”Garth, 48, replied, “You’re gonna have to, like, let some of that stuff go.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

HAF Consortium to Decommission Brae Bravo Platform

first_imgHeerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and AF Offshore Decom (AFOD), together known as the HAF consortium, have secured a contract from Marathon Oil Decommissioning Services for the Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) of the Brae Bravo Platform.The scope comprises of the EPRD of the topsides, the flare jacket and bridge and the main jacket.Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO HMC said: “At the start of the tendering process the teams set themselves a clear goal: We are in it to win! It has been a true team effort along the way together with our long standing partner AF Offshore Decom to secure this contract. We are both pleased and proud that this has earned our clients trust in the HAF consortium to execute this complex EPRD project.”Bengt Hildisch, president of AFOD, added: “Thanks to all, both within Heerema and AF Offshore Decom that helped to win this important work. The award of both Dunlin Alpha and Brae Bravo in the last two weeks, cements HAF’s position as the absolute market leader in EPRD projects in the North Sea.”last_img read more

USG holds seminar for new students

first_imgUSC’s Undergraduate Student Government hosted an open meeting between campus administrators and new spring admits and transfer students on Thursday night.Held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, the meeting aimed to give new students the opportunity to voice their concerns about housing, academics and more.At the meeting was a panel of representatives from organizations with an interest in improving the undergraduate experiences of spring admits and transfer students.Both Lynette Merriman, the assistant provost for support and advocacy, and Nahid Razavi, assistant dean of student development programs, were on the panel. Orientation coordinators Elizabeth Mitchell and Irvin Jerez were in attendance as well. Rini Sampath and Christine Hennes,     co-directors of USG External Affairs, moderated the meeting.The first topic addressed was the lack of communication between the university and spring admit students during the fall semester before they’re enrolled. Several students in the audience mentioned the fact that they didn’t feel that they were given enough information before officially enrolling as a student.Students suggested mentorship programs with past spring admits and greater communication with department advisors as potential solutions.Housing was another major issue brought up during the discussion.Students expressed concern over the difficulty of applying for student housing as spring admits. They told the panel that the timeline of applying for housing was too short, and asked for more information about all their options before being forced to commit to one housing option.Spring admits rarely have the option to live on campus, and many of the students in attendance believed they were missing out on the freshman experience. They felt that being forced to live far from campus, often in apartments with upperclassmen, made it difficult for them to integrate themselves into the rest of the freshman class.One solution proposed was a greater effort to place spring admits and transfers in one location to foster a sense of community.The panel also addressed the differences between orientation in the fall and in the spring. Fall orientations have many more events than orientations in the spring and are more focused on building school spirit. Due to the schedule, spring orientations are shorter and focus more on the things the students need to know, such as housing, student organizations and campus safety. The students asked for a greater effort to make spring orientations more fun.Katherine Stock, a freshman majoring in business administration, thought that knowing other students had the same concerns as she did helped alleviate some of the stress of being a spring admit.“I appreciate them listening. I appreciate the conversation and just knowing that you’re not alone,” she said. “Just knowing that with classes and with orientation everyone had the same experiences.”Brad Streicher, a freshman majoring in broadcast and digital journalism and English, felt that the discussion was a good chance to let his voice be heard and came to the event to try to improve the assimilation of spring admit students.“The spring admit process as a whole is a good opportunity for students and it’s just something that a lot of us felt could be improved,” he said. “We wanted to take the opportunity and try to voice our opinion to help other students in the future. It’s obvious that there’s some work to be done and so to know that the university is behind making changes, I think that’s something that’s really reassuring.”last_img read more


first_imgWainfest 2013, Donegal County Council Library Service Arts and Book festival kicks off tomorrow 12th October and runs until Saturday 19th. There are thirteen FREE family friendly events throughout the county including archaeology, science, creative writing and music events.This is also the last week to enter the “Get Caught Reading Competition” where children aged 4-14 can enter a photo of someone or something caught reading in an unusual or inspiring place or situation. For more information visit www.donegallibrary.ie or follow us on facebook and twitter. WAINFEST KICKS OFF IN DONEGAL TOMORROW was last modified: October 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalWainfest 2013last_img read more


first_imgLast Saturday evening Robert Emmett’s traveled to Dooey in this latest round of division 4 matches.In difficult conditions Na Rossa played with a strong breeze advantage and took a 4 pointlead into half time 0-8 to 0-4 with 4 points coming of the boot of John Paul McCready, Odhran Molloy registering 2 points and a point a piece from Gerard Breslin and John McDyre. Emmett’s kept in touch knowing that the strong breeze would play a factor in the second half with scores from Gary McNally (2) and a point each for John Hunter & Kyle McConnell.Start of the second half both teams swapped scores firstly from Gary McNally to narrow the gap only for JP McCreadyand then Christian Bonner to extend the lead to 5 points. Pivotal moment in the half when Na Rossa’s Gerard Breslinlatched onto a pass and put through a terrific ball to Odhran Molloy who found himself one on one with the keeperbut an important stop from Simon Mcmenamin kept his side in the game.Emmetts piled on the pressure and finished the game strongly scoring 4 points without reply to leave the bareminimum between the sides but Na Rossa held on to take 2 vital points.An excellent game of football in what was very difficult conditions.Final score Na Rossa 0-10, Robert Emmetts 0-09.TEAMS & SCORERSNAROSSAPatrick Hanlon, Jamie McCready(0-1), John McDyre(0-1), Daniel Martin Melly, Brian Breslin, Daryl Devenney, Cormac McHugh,Eugene Molloy, Donal Trimble, Christian Bonner (0-1), John Paul McCready (0-5), Conor McCahill, Conor Bonner,Odhran Molloy(0-1),Gerard Breslin (0-1),Subs: Conor Melly, Ryan Mcgonagle, Peter Gallagher, Aaron BoyleROBERT EMMETTSSimon McMenamin, Jordan Tourish, Paddy Doher, Kyle McConnell (0-2), Marcus Curran, Brian Doher, Stephen Doher, Adam McConnell (0-1)Chris Bryson, Gary McNally (0-5), Mark Lafferty, Chris McElcher, Johnny McLaughlin (0-2), John Hunter, Dean McBreartyJOHN PAUL MCCREADY STEERS NA ROSSA TO FINE HOME WIN OVER ROBERT EMMETT’S was last modified: May 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more