Students at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia can earn college credits while hiking the Appalachian Trail, thanks to the college’s Semester-A-Trail Program. The innovative program is the only one in the U.S. offering college credit to students thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or undertaking shorter section hikes on the A.T. Students may transfer in from any college to participate in the program and then return to their original institute of higher learning with the credits they received during their hike. There’s a new speed record on the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile footpath that extends from the Utah-Arizona border to the Arizona-Mexican border. Englishman Joshua Perry clocked nearly 55 miles a day to complete the trail in 14 days, 12 hours and 21 minutes. The wife says she reached out her hand and the deer touched her finger with its nose before coming into their yard at a break in the fence line. The deer then walked up to the woman and knocked into her, pinning her against a barbwire fence. When the husband intervened the deer attacked him, knocking him down and dragging him around the yard. The wife ran inside to call 911 and shot a pellet gun in the direction of the deer, allowing the husband to escape and hide behind a boat. The 56-year-old man sustained injuries from the buck’s antlers and was treated at a local hospital. New speed record set on Arizona Trail In addition to undertaking a long and challenging hike, those participating in the Semester-A-Trail Program will also complete a wilderness first aid course and participate in skill-building workshops and training. Backpacking gear, footwear, a hiking budget and on-trail support from program staff are all included in the program. Deer are generally docile, skittish creatures, but a man in Colorado has learned that’s not always the case. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a 911 call by a couple that reported seeing a “friendly deer” wearing a fluorescent orange collar behind the fence line of their property. Colorado man attacked by deer that may have been hand-raised by people You can earn college credit for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail Wildlife officials believe that the deer had been raised by humans and was released into the wild after those that were caring for it could no longer handle the animal. After the attack, officials learned that the deer had earlier approached another man and “attempted to push him around” while he was doing yard work. The deer also chased a 10-year-old boy. That attack was thwarted when a driver pulled his car in between the deer and the child. Perry says that along the way he crossed paths with a mountain lion as well as smaller creatures like tarantulas, snakes and scorpions. To keep his energy up he ate every 30 minutes, consuming 8,000 calories per day. “The desert Southwest is incredible,” Perry told azfamily.com. “I’ll definitely be back there.”
Related Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ogunbote-2-July-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Ogunbote-July-29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facing Kano Pillars in Sunday’s mouth-watering Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clash is like any other game, according to the Technical Adviser of Enyimba, Gbenga Ogunbote.Seven-time champions Enyimba confront Pillars, who boast of four NPFL titles, at the UJ Esuene stadium in Calabar in a Match Day 32 encounter as the league enters the home stretch.The fixture has been dubbed the star-match this weekend considering the pedigree and rivalry between the two sides, but Ogunbote is of the opinion that the remaining seven matches this season are equally as important.“We have seven games to the end of the season and every game at this stage is a big game,” the former Sunshine Stars said. “So we are seeing the game (against Kano Pillars) like just any other game. I must confess to you every game at this stage is big.“Every match we play now is important; more importantly the one we will be playing tomorrow (Sunday). The moment we play it, it brightens our chances of getting into the continent. That makes it very, very important.“Like I said, at this stage where you can count the games with your fingers, you should be able to know that every match you play now is important and tomorrow is inclusive.”In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com, the Enyimba gaffer stated that his team is ready and fired up for the eagerly anticipated clash against Pillars.“We have the game tomorrow (Sunday) and everybody is in top gear waiting for tomorrow (Sunday). And we’ve done everything humanly possible within the confines of the rules of the game.“I can say we have done everything. All we are just waiting for is tomorrow (Sunday),” Ogunbote declared.The Peoples Elephant will remain 4th on the NPFL table even with a win against the ‘Sai Masugida’ on Sunday while 10th-placed Pillars would move up on the log with an unexpected victory against Enyimba.
The Jogoos started with prodigal son, Emmanuel Okwi upfront but struggled to convert the few chances created against a well organised Fred Kajoba coached side on a sunny afternoon.At Lugogo, champions KCCA started off from where they left with a deserving 2-0 win over struggling Bul FC.Geoffrey Sserunkuma opened the scores with his 10th goal of the season as early as three minutes while Muzamiru Mutyaba added the second in the 67th minute with a wonderful strike.In Lugazi, URA threw away a two goal lead in a 2-2 thrilling draw with JMC Hippos.At Namboole, Tony Odur and Deus Bukenya scored to give former league winners Vipers a 2-0 win over Lweza and the bragging rights in the Entebbe Road derby.Elsewhere, at Nakivubo, Hood Kawesa and William Wadri scored in the first half to give Abdallah Mubiru a winning debut at Police as they deservingly beat visitors Sadolin Paints to move four points clear of the relegation monster with 17 points in 12th and now tie with Painters who are 11th.At Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku, new team captain Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored on his debut as Express captain but Godfrey Wakaza replied with an equaliser to deny Matia Lule’s side maximum points.Action continues on Wednesday at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo when Onduparaka pay a visit to Proline.****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Odur scored for Vipers. PHOTO UPL MEDIATuesday ResultsBright Stars 0-0 SC VillaKCCA 2-0 BulExpress 1-1 The SaintsVipers 2-0 LwezaPolice 2-0 Sadolin PaintsURA 2-2 JMC HipposKirinya Jinja SS 1-1 SoanaWednesdayProline Vs Onduparaka – Lugogo 4pmUPL: Fourteen goals were scored on the first day as the second round of the league resumed with only one match failing to produce a goal. (click for FULL UGANDA FOOTBALL STORY)That was in Champions stadium, Mwererwe where 16-time champions SC Villa fired blanks against hosts Bright Stars.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaNearly every month, Port of Olympia offers free, educational and fun tours of its Marine Terminal operations in downtown Olympia. Tours offer the opportunity to watch and learn the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.See various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See the mobile harbor crane and other operational equipment, which are impressive by size alone.You will leave with a basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide their communities.Also included are stories about the Port’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required. Space is limited. Reserve at http://www.portolympia.com/98/Port-Tours.Photo ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire. Because tours are out of doors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome. Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2017 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.Thursday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and according to Port availability. Bus funding is available to Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact [email protected] or by calling 360.528.8005.
Luongo played solid all the way through until the last goal. The Canucks continued their physical play, outhitting Phoenix 28-20. It became a game of “chip the puck off the boards and out”, only to have it hammered back in deep. Eventually, the Coyotes’ “strategy” (if you use the term loosely) worked out, with a couple bad plays in the Canucks end led to the tying goal.There were large stretches where the Canucks struggled to mount any offense, especially in the third period. The Coyotes outshot the Canucks 7-2 in the final period. It’s very common for the losing team to outshoot and outchance the frontrunner in the third period in the NHL, and tonight’s game was an example of this. That said, the lack of quality scoring chances by the Coyotes was astounding – for a team that was “pressing” to tie the game, their offense was almost nonexistent.Hockey is a tremendous sport and when played at its highest level, it can be a treat to watch. Teams like the Coyotes are the antithesis to this, dumbing the game down to its basest levels. They had reportedly been scoring more goals of late, especially during their recent five-game winning streak. There was no evidence of this tonight. CANUCKS STRUGGLE TO CREATE OFFENSE – IS THIS MEANINGFUL?Vancouver struggled to mount much offense for large stretches of the game, and my immediate concern was “what would happen if we had to play them in the playoffs”? It seemed like a potential recipe for disaster.However, there are reasons why a team like this would post a minimal threat to any of the top teams in the playoffs. While Phoenix excels at stifling the opposition, eventually the talent disparity would prove too much to overcome, especially over a seven game series. All the top teams in the league can shut down and play stifling defense as well, when required – tonight’s game was evidence of that.Phoenix saw success on the penalty kill tonight by employing an extremely aggressive approach, not giving the Canucks any time to make plays. Clearly this worked in a one-game situation, but I am comforted knowing that as soon as the twins figured this out, it would be very easy for them to find the weak spots and pick them apart. I’m pretty sure that over a longer series, that style of PK would not be successful against the Canucks.The Canucks were only able to score once tonight, but I have a hard time believing they would be kept down for an entire series against a team like this. For that reason – I just don’t see how a team like this would pose much of a threat. PARTING SHOTSQuick comments: The most entertaining moment of the game occurred when late in the third period, after an icing call, Bieksa attempted to shoot the puck off the boards and catch it behind his back to give to the linesman. I’m not kidding, that was the most entertaining play of the game. Hodgson nearly brought the crowd to its feet when he split the D in the first period before being stoned by LaBarbera. Hodgson is showing improvement almost every time out. Virtually no Canucks stood out today. Booth was the most noticeable and was named the game’s first star. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Phoenix Coyotes came to Vancouver on Monday night hoping to increase their slim lead in the race for the final Western Conference playoff spot. They were able to do so after earning a single point in a listless, dull affair eventually won by the Canucks in a shootout by the score of 2-1.The game tonight was one of the worst examples of NHL hockey I have ever had to lay eyes on. Dull, boring, and tight-checking, the two teams almost choked the life out of each other before the Canucks finally won in the sixth round of the shootout. The Canucks had goals from Cody Hodgson, Alex Edler, David Booth, and Ryan Kesler in the skills competition, while Phoenix saw success from Ray Whitney, Gilbert Brule, and Mikkel Boedker. Canuck netminder Roberto Luongo stoned Coyote shooter Boyd Gordon to seal the win.The Canucks only goal in regulation came off a nice play by David Booth, who took the puck around Keith Yandle after a deflected dump-in and was able to deke Phoenix goalie Jason LaBarbera and slide the puck home midway through the second period. Phoenix pressed a bit in the third period, and after a series of gaffes in the Canucks’ end, Yandle atoned for his mistake by surprising Luongo with a weak wrist shot that should never have found its way into the net. The overtime was as uneventful as the rest of the game.It’s easy to blame Luongo for this one – he let in a horrible goal with only a couple of minutes left. But even with this fact, he’s relatively blameless tonight. It was like the entire team was put to sleep, and certainly you’d expect your offense to provide more than one goal.Perhaps the most telling statistic was the Canucks’ shot count: four in the first period, a reasonable 13 in the second, and a farcical two in the third. Neither team was able to generate much in the way of offense, as they continually broke up each other’s passes and plugged up the neutral zone. While the ice generally isn’t too bad in Vancouver, the puck was continually bouncing around and being swatted at by both teams, it reminded me of my high-school intramural lunchtime floor hockey (i.e. no talent). It was downright ugly hockey to watch. If you missed this game, do not feel bad about it. IT’S NO WONDER NOBODY SUPPORTS HOCKEY IN PHOENIXThe most overriding thought I kept having was that it was no mystery why hockey isn’t surviving in the desert if this is the product that gets trotted out on the ice in a night to night basis. Phoenix coach Dave Tippett is the new-age Jacques Lemaire, his defensive teachings imperative if his talent-challenged lineup is to have a chance to win games.The Canucks had decent stretches in the game and were able to sustain pressure on the Coyotes at various times – early in the first period, and throughout a good portion of the second. However, in the third, they completely got lulled to sleep by their opponents. The power play again looked better, but finished 0 for 3, including an almost four minute man-advantage in the first period. The Canucks weren’t credited with many shots in that stretch, but did create a few chances. Coach Vigneault had Cinderella story Byron Bitz on the ice in the final couple minutes (good), but his was the final error that led to the Phoenix goal (bad) – tough luck for the big guy.Broadcast Observation of the Day: One of John Shorthouse’s most annoying traits is his misuse of the phrase “throwing it up the middle”. Every time someone makes a play in their own zone to the middle of the ice, he refers to it as “throwing it up the middle”. Risky passes from deep in your own zone, up the middle, should be referred to as that. However, making a good play from the side boards to a forward with speed in the middle of the ice is a staple of a great breakout, which the Canucks have. They are very different things, and referring to each of them as the same thing (and insinuating that a good play is one fraught with unnecessary risk) is misleading to the viewer, and I wish he’d cut it out.Looking ahead: Vancouver hosts the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night in the Canucks’ third consecutive game against a team vying for the eighth and final playoff spot.
CHELSEA 0 MANCHESTER CITY 3Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City moved closer to securing Champions League football next season against 10-man Chelsea. Kevin De Bruyne fed Aguero, who fired in for the first. Samir Nasri put Aguero clear to finish smartly for the second before Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off for fouling Fernandinho, allowing Aguero to slam home his third from the spot.GOALS: CITY: AGUERO 33, 54, PEN 80.EVERTON 1 SOUTHAMPTON 1Southampton’s hopes of a European spot suffered a setback as they were held to a draw at Everton. The visitors went close when a Shane Long header and a Dusan Tadic left-foot shot came off the woodwork. However, centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori gave the home side the lead against the run of play with a deflected shot off Ryan Bertrand. Southampton equalised through Sadio Mane.GOALS: EVERTON: FUNES MORI 68. SUNDERLAND: MANE 76.MANCHESTER UNITED 1 ASTON VILLA 0Aston Villa were relegated to English football’s second tier for the first time since 1987 after this defeat at Manchester United. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal, sweeping Antonio Valencia’s pass. Villa were second best for much of the game, although Rudy Gestede’s volley did hit a post late on. It was a ninth straight loss for the visitors and left them 15 points from safety.GOAL: UNITED: RASHFORD 32.NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 SWANSEA CITY 0Newcastle claimed a first win under Rafael Benitez as they overcame Swansea to bolster their chances of Barclays Premier League survival. Jamaal Lascelles headed to put Newcastle ahead. Ashley Williams and Jefferson Montero missed chances as the Swans dominated after the break, but Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend struck late goals.GOALS: NEWCASTLE: LASCELLES 40; SISSOKO 82; TOWNSEND 89.NORWICH CITY 0 SUNDERLAND 3Sunderland climbed to within a point of safety by beating relegation rivals Norwich. Fabio Borini converted a penalty following Andre Wisdom’s challenge. Jermain Defoe turned in a second after the break before Duncan Watmore scored a third in injury time. Nathan Redmond hit a post and Norwich had penalty appeals turned down.GOALS: SUNDERLAND: BORINI PEN 41; DEFOE 53; WATMORE 90.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 WATFORD 1Saido Berahino missed two second-half penalties as Watford hung on for a narrow win at The Hawthorns. Heurelho Gomes saved both penalties from Berahino, in the 67th and 87th minutes. Ben Watson got the FA Cup semi-finalists’ winner, volleying home a near-post corner in the first half. The result moves Watford above West Brom into 12th on 41 points, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.GOAL: WATFORD: WATSON 27.SUNDAY, 17 APRILARSENAL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 1Yannick Bolasie struck late for Crystal Palace to secure a draw. Arsenal should have won comfortably but are now fourth in the Barclays Premier League. Alexis Sanchez headed in Danny Welbeck’s chip to give the Gunners the lead but they lacked a killer instinct to put the result beyond doubt. Bolasie then struck from distance, beating Petr Cech at his near post.GOALS: ARSENAL: SANCHEZ 45. PALACE: BOLASIE 81.LEICESTER CITY 2 WEST HAM UNITED 2Leonardo Ulloa’s injury-time penalty rescued a point for Leicester in a controversial encounter with West Ham as the Foxes went eight points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Jamie Vardy gave Leicester the lead but was sent off for a second yellow card. Andy Carroll levelled rom the penalty spot and Aaron Cresswell netted two minutes later. But Leicester won a penalty in added time and Ulloa stole a point in the fifth minute of added time.GOALS: LEICESTER: VARDY 18; ULLOA PEN 90. WEST HAM: CARROLL PEN 84; CRESSWELL 86.AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 LIVERPOOL 2Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a win at Bournemouth. The result lifts Liverpool up to eighth place in the Barclays Premier League table, while the Cherries remain 13th. Top scorer Firmino opened the scoring from a rebound after Artur Boruc had saved Sturridge’s backheel, before the England striker headed in Ibe’s free-kick just before half-time. Josh King replied in added time.GOALS: BOURNEMOUTH: KING 90; LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 41; STURRIDGE 45.
A Letterkenny resident had a shocking awakening on Sunday night after their car was damaged outside their home.The criminal damage incident occurred outside a house in Ardcrannagh, Gortlee on Sunday night/Monday morning at approx 1.45am.The car owner was awoken from their sleep to realise that two of their car windows were smashed. The passenger window and the rear windscreen of the car were targetted in the attack.Gardaí are appealing to the public for any information which may help with the investigation. If anyone saw anything suspicious please contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800666111Rude awakening for Letterkenny car owner after windows smashed was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
One small developer says that he’s readied an open-source alternative to Microsoft’s exFAT file system, providing companies and individuals with a free alternative to Microsoft’s file system for flash drives.Over the weekend, developer Andrew Nayenko announced fuse-exFAT 1.0.0, completing three years of development on the project. Tarball archives have been posted to Google’s code site, where they can be compiled for GNU/UNIX based operating systems and Apple’s OS X.And that could mean a loss of revenue for Microsoft, which has been busy licensing its exFAT file system to a number of companies. Last week, for example, Microsoft licensed the exFAT tech to automaker BMW for an undisclosed amount. It has signed similar deals with Aspen Avionics, Canon, Panasonic, Research In Motion, Sanyo and Sony.Why Is This Important?A file system manages the locations of computer files stored on a drive; in Windows, for example, PCs have used the NTFS file system since the days of Windows 2000. (Microsoft planned to include a new file system into Windows 8, called ReFS, but that system has been reserved for Windows Server.) Apple uses its own Hierarchical File System, with an improved version, HFS+, in OS X. The vast majority of consumers and businesses never have to worry about which format is used on which drive, as products like USB keys and external hard drives can be read by both Apple and Windows systems. Those external devices – including the SD cards used by most consumer cameras – are typically formatted with a file system called FAT32.But as cards themselves increase in file size, the file system’s role becomes more prominent; for example, SD HD cards up to 32GB are formatted with FAT32. But for the newer SD XC cards, from 32GB on up to a (largely theoretical) limit of 2 terabytes, the SD Card Association has flipped over to the exFAT file system.That’s important in an increasingly connected world. In a statement, BMW’s project manager for CE device connections, Gottfried Schmid, explained that “with the support of the trend-setting file system exFAT, BMW is able to significantly increase the number of compatible CE devices and Mass Storage devices for our customers.” But the license agreements Microsoft has signed cover a number of traditional camera and phone manufacturers that are seeking legal shelter.The Legal MessIt’s still too early to tell whether Nayenko has managed to reverse engineer exFAT using open-source technologies, however. Microsoft hasn’t divulged many details of the the exFAT file system; in 2009, the SANS Institute attempted to reverse-engineer the exFAT file system to enable forensic examination, such as sensitive images that may have been stored on a camera. Microsoft maintains a licensing page specifically devoted to licensing exFAT technologies, and company representatives declined to comment when asked if Nayenko’s technology violated the company’s patents.Nayenko is presenting the exFAT file system as a FUSE model, a loadable kernel module that essentially serves as a bridge to the actual kernel interfaces. FUSE is licensed according to the GNU public software license.The few people who are aware of Nayenko’s release have begun asking whether or not businesses or other commercial entities interested in using fuse-exFAT within their own products may legally do so. Last year, Nayenko said that he didn’t believe that Microsoft could touch him. “Fortunately U.S. laws are not worlds [sic] laws,” he wrote in a message to the Google newsgroup.On Tuesday, he took a more laissez-faire approach. “I don’t know,” Nayenko responded, when I asked to interview him about the legal standing of fuse-exFAT. “You should consult a lawyer. I run this project just for fun and don’t care about patents because I’m not a U.S. resident.”It’s easy to draw comparisons between fuse-exFAT and Linux, and the battles between the open-source community and Microsoft in the late 1990s. Linux, however, was designed as a new OS kernel, not as a clone of existing Microsoft technology. While Nayenko may have designed a version of the exFAT file system that truly exists independently of Microsoft, any company selling products based on fuse-exFAT within the United States will probably face a legal challenge from Redmond.Image source: Flickr/Le ciel azure markhachman Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#flash#Microsoft#Open Source#Patents#storage Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…