With more people getting out and enjoying our wild places, there is increased impact on the places we travel. In order to be good stewards of our public lands, we need to take steps to reduce our impact, and take care of the places we play.Hammocks are prime examples of minimum impact shelters. When used with appropriate, tree friendly suspension systems, hammocks don’t alter the natural environment. The smaller our footprint, the less likely we are to impact existing plant and wildlife. Here are steps we can take to minimize our impact when hammock camping.USE TREE FRIENDLY STRAPSStraps made out of nylon/polyester webbing with a minimum of 1″ in width will minimize the impact of hammocks on trees. Hammock-specific suspension straps reduce girdling and damage to the bark and cambium layer, which can cause wood tissue death. Never hammer or screw anything into the trees or use anything made from a non-tree-friendly material, such as plastic zip cords. Think of the bark of a tree like a straw. When a straw is cracked it is hard for liquid to travel through it. If we damage the bark of a tree the tree has a hard time getting the nutrients it needs from the ground.PRESERVE THE RIPARIAN ZONESet up your hammock camp at least 200 feet away from any water source to protect riparian areas (the interface between land and water.) These areas provide unique plant habitats and communities, and are significant in soil stabilization. Also, it is best to check with local land managers to ensure the area allows hammocking.PROTECT PLANT LIFEHammock camping is a great way to protect fragile plant species. When you find two perfect hammocking trees, make sure to thoroughly check the ground area for sensitive plant life, wildlife habitat, and potential hazards like yellow jacket nests or poisonous plants. Always check for exposed roots or lichen, and avoid stepping on them entirely.MINIMIZE IMPACTLook for an established, or already existing campsite to set up your hammock. As prescribed in the Leave No Trace Principles: “Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.” When you find an existing campsite, focus activities in areas that are already void of vegetation, and avoid increasing the area of impact on the site. SWAY SAFELYWhen hunting for the perfect tree make sure that it is alive and sturdy. Hanging your hammock from a dead tree could result in injury to yourself or others around you. Even if your chosen tree looks alive, check above you for dead branches that could fall.Hanging your hammock no more than 18” off the ground is best for preventing accidents and avoiding damage to higher branches and leaves. (Never hang your hammock more than you’re willing to fall – accidents happen!) Always hang your hammock on the thickest part of the tree trunk and avoid trees that bend or are planted in wet areas – they could potentially become uprooted and wet soil is far more susceptible to impact than dry ground.LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTSWhen it’s time to head home, pack everything up and inspect your campsite and surrounding area for anything you could have left behind. Double check that all trash and leftover food is packed up and taken with you. Your site should be left as good, if not better, than the way you found it. HAVE FUNMost importantly, have fun and relax knowing that you are doing your part to keep our wild places wild!For more information, visit www.ENOnation.com and www.LNT.orghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67yVazXd0ek&feature=youtu.beRelated:
Loading… Milan have officially sold Andre Silva to Eintracht Frankfurt and are expected to secure Ante Rebic in exchange. An announcement was made somewhat out of the blue this evening. Andre Silva and Rebic exchanged places on two-year loans last summer, without options to buy. They have been negotiating permanent moves ever since, but in entirely separate deals. “AC Milan announces the transfer of the player Andre Miguel Valente da Silva to Eintracht Frankfurt on a permanent deal,” read a statement.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes “The Club wishes him all the best in his future endeavours and thanks him for his professionalism.” read also:BREAKING! Lionel Messi tops Ronaldo in the 100 greatest in the 21st Century The 24-year-old Portugal international striker was signed from FC Porto in 2017 for €38m, but never quite lived up to that price-tag. He had a loan spell at Sevilla in 2018-19 before the move to Eintracht Frankfurt and has now signed a contract with the Bundesliga side to June 2023. Andre Silva scored just 10 goals in 41 games for Milan, but 16 in 37 appearances for Eintracht last season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Thursday: Chile egg puff, Spanish rice, pinto beans, marinated tomatoes and onions, tortilla, pudding, juice. Friday: Beef tips, noodles, carrots, spinach salad, whole-grain bread, gelatin with fruit, juice. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. weekdays at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall; and the Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The cost is $2 at the Senior Center and $2.50 at Bouquet Canyon Apartments, and includes a beverage. Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, succotash, tossed salad, whole-grain bread, apple. Tuesday: Chicken Supreme, au gratin potatoes, mixed California vegetables, mixed green salad, whole-grain bread, pineapple chunks. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrot-pineapple slaw, whole-grain bread, cookies, juice. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
County Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh enjoys having a cuppa with Fiona Boyle, HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Advisor, who helped him quit smoking 10 years ago.This means, for him, that he has not smoked around 200,000 cigarettes in that time.And, on top of that, Jimmy estimates that he has saved more than €100,000 in the process! Jimmy’s advice to others:The following are his tips for others when thinking about quitting:· Relapse is normal and you can learn from it – if at first you don’t succeed try again.· It helps if you can get yourself mentally ready. · It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be –the hardest part was getting the thinking right.· Try not to think of it as a sacrifice and that you are giving something up – it’s more about taking something back as it’s the biggest favour you’ll ever do for yourself.· Seeing Fiona every few weeks helped because you knew there was someone else rooting for you and you didn’t want to let them down. Having the Carbon Monoxide test each visit also helped to keep you going.Jimmy first told his story to Donegal Daily last month and as a result several people have contacted Jimmy to say that they have been inspired by it.It goes to show that even though quitting smoking can be difficult, the more support that a person can get from the people around them and along with trained professionals, the more likely they are to quit. Thanks again to Jimmy for allowing his story to be told.If you are interested in joining the free HSE Donegal Smoking Cessation Service please contact Fiona on Tel: 0872514790 or Health Promotion on Tel: 0749104693.More than 200,000 cigarettes later and Jimmy can taste his tea! was last modified: October 27th, 2016 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)
LOS ANGELES—The PBA board of governors left this city for Las Vegas on Tuesday morning with nothing resolved, keeping the start of the 43rd Season hanging.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Irving gifts special Kyrie 3, jersey to military personnel Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The four nights originally allotted to pencil the path the league will take for the coming season was instead spent on sightseeing and shopping sprees as the board, with four members skipping the trip—including the league chair, never convened.The board remains divided as one group wants the ouster of Chito Narvasa while the other giving full backing to the commissioner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAmid the conflict, Kia Picanto board member Bobby Rosales and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla managed to strike a deal involving disgruntled Picanto star point guard LA Revilla.Rosales is with the pro-Narvasa group while Zorilla, a no-show here, belongs to the seven-team bloc that wants a new commissioner. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kia shipped out Revilla for rookie Jason Grimaldo and Phoenix’s second round pick in 2018.“There’s no use making things difficult for him (Revilla),” Rosales said. “And besides, he already apologized for the things he said.”Revilla incurred the ire of Kia management after a controversial tweet last Oct. 27 hinting that the Picanto lied about the real reason behind trading top rookie pick Christian Standhardinger to San Miguel Beer.The next season opens on Dec. 17 and with the Narvasa issue still unresolved, Rosales made light of the impasse.“That’s still subject to the approval of the commissioner, guys,” Rosales said with a laugh. ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
Gymnastics was also changed from SMX Convention Center to Rizal Memorial Coliseum, another venue that the PSC owns.Even eSports competitions are left without a venue after Marriott Hotel in Pasay after the Phisgoc, Suzara said, backed off because of the price.“The SEA Games has a limited budget so we’re looking at other venues that the organizing committee can afford,” said Suzara in the radio interview.Suzara also admitted that Congress has yet to approve for the organizing committee’s budget further clouding the Philippines’ hosting of the regional multisport spectacle.“The budget has yet to be approved in Congress,” said Suzara. “Despite these delays, we’ll continue to move forward and make sure the venues are ready and confirmed.”ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Ramon “Tats” Suzara, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) executive director, revealed in a radio interview with Judith Caringal of Radyo Pilipinas 2 the apparent swerve in scheduling.Suzara admitted that the sudden change of venue was due to the difficulty in reserving a slot at either MOA Arena or Smart Araneta Coliseum since these stadiums are privately-owned and the dates from Nov. 30 to Dec.11 may have been booked before Phisgoc got a chance to do so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s hard to secure bookings if the confirmation takes a long process, but we have a backup plan and we’re able to find a solution,” said Suzara in Filipino.Basketball wasn’t the only sport to change venues with volleyball getting bumped to PhilSports Arena, a venue that belongs to the Philippine Sports Commission, from Smart Araneta Coliseum. MANILA, Philippines—Basketball games of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have been moved from Mall of Asia to Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao teams up with Ringstar to co-promote Dasmariñas-Demecillo bout LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View comments
Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelliby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Gabriel Martinelli after his performance against Nottingham Forest.The youngster was one of several fringe players who got a chance in the Carabao Cup game, which Arsenal won 5-0.And Martinelli was singled out for praise by Emery in his post-match comments to the club’s official website.Emery said: “Martinelli is a very young player. But he came here and we were waiting and watching him, how he could improve with us and really, really in the pre-season he played very well. “He was working in each training with a big spirit and with a big performance and I spoke with him to have some passion for when he gets his opportunity to play, to do like he was doing in the training and the matches in the pre-season. Tonight he did that. “Really, he deserved it because he is very humble, a humble player and he fights, he is hungry to have that opportunity to help us and really it was perfect, his work tonight.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Toronto’s Mirian Njoh is a designer, model and digital content impresario who was ostracized because of her albinism. Now, with her blog, Ugly Duckling Diaries, she’s a muse to others who feels like the odd one out.Where I’m at style-wiseI always joke that, for me, getting dressed is the hardest part of the day. I think so deeply about fashion because I love it so much. I’d say my style is experimental, versatile, and a little bit street. Any time I’m lounging with friends or taking it easy, that’s an athleisure day. I’ll put on Nikes or cool sweats or something. If I have a meeting, I’ll be more put together—maybe some Ankara prints that are bright and colourful.DIY is in my DNAIt was a normal thing for me to see people making their own clothes: my grandma used to sew church clothes, formal and casual wear for my sisters and me, or make a quilt using scraps from old fabrics. My mom would make curtains. I ran with that DIY stuff, too. I wasn’t rich, so it was “if you can’t buy it, you have to make it.” I got a sewing machine when I was 13. That opened up a lot of my curiosity. I would go online to sewing blogs or read forums with people who reconstructed their old T-shirts into new clothes. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it.The federal lawsuit brought by two members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a reservation priest alleges that the closure of state Highway 1806 near the pipeline route north of the reservation unduly restricted travel and commerce and violated the free speech and religious rights of them and others. It seeks unspecified monetary damages from state officials, Morton County and TigerSwan, a North Carolina-based company that oversaw private security for the Texas-based pipeline developer, Energy Transfer Partners.Attorneys for the county and the state officials, including Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, contend in a court filing dated Friday that the highway shutdown was warranted because of “mayhem” caused by some of the thousands of demonstrators who gathered in the area in 2016 and early 2017 to protest the $3.8 billion pipeline, which now moves North Dakota oil to Illinois.“The criminal behaviour included trespassing, destruction of private property, vandalism, setting fire to multiple vehicles on the bridge, stampeding bison and shooting at law enforcement personnel in attempts to kill them, unlawfully blocking the highway, throwing Molotov cocktails and other projectiles at law enforcement, and evading and resisting arrest,” state Deputy Solicitor General James Nicolai wrote.State officials closed a stretch of the highway just north of protest camps in October 2016 and didn’t reopen it until March 2017, after initial repairs to a bridge were completed and the protest camps were cleared out.The highway is the main route between the reservation and Bismarck, the nearest large city. Plaintiffs allege that the closure was targeted at them and didn’t apply to pipeline workers, who were allowed to continue using that stretch of highway.Nicolai and Shawn Grinolds, an attorney for Morton County, argue that at one point, the protesters, themselves, blocked the highway with hay bales and other objects and that for months, they ignored an evacuation notice issued by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple. They argue that pipeline workers had a legitimate reason to use the highway and that blocking others from using it was not retaliatory.“The plaintiffs’ peaceful protests were disrupted by a violent criminal faction that required responsible public officials to take necessary and appropriate steps to quell a criminal riot, protect private property from criminal activity and to ensure public safety,” Nicolai said.TigerSwan asked to be dismissed as a defendant, arguing that it had nothing to do with the decision to close the road. Attorney Lynn Boughey also asked U.S. District Judge Dan Hovland to force the plaintiffs to pay the company’s attorney fees.The three plaintiffs are reservation businesswoman Cissy Thunderhawk, pipeline opponent Waste’Win Young and the Rev. John Floberg of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball. They’re suing the county, its sheriff, Burgum and Dalrymple, and the heads of the state Transportation Department and Highway Patrol.In addition to the monetary damages, the lawsuit seeks stricter rules for road closures in such instances and class-action status, meaning it would apply to all affected people, if granted.___Follow Blake Nicholson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicholsonBlakeBlake Nicholson, The Associated Press
Jaipur: Australian batsman Steve Smith will embark on a redemption journey when Rajasthan Royals open their campaign against Kings XI Punjab in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here on Monday. Smith was handed a one-year ban along with his then deputy David Warner exactly a year ago for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith was last seen in action in a couple of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches late last year before an elbow injury ruled him out of the tournament. The ban was limited to state and international fixtures only and not domestic or club cricket. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe IPL will be the actual start of his long road to redemption and Smith would be looking to make the most of it ahead of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England. Smith, though, is yet to recover fully from his elbow injury and may take a little time to get into the groove. With Smith in their ranks, the Royals have one of the best teams this season led by Ajinkya Rahane and they would be eager to capitalise on the home advantage tomorrow. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterBritish all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are assets to the team but they will not be available after April 25 as per England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) diktat because of the World Cup, and Rajasthan would be keen to win enough matches by then. Stokes will once again be the key in both batting and bowling departments, while the Kings would be expecting their all-rounder Sam Curran to be on the top of his game tomorrow. Their bowling too have reasonable depth with speedster Jaidev Unadkat eying a slot in Indian team for the World Cup. Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi and few others give variety and options to Royals for different conditions Ravichandran Ashwin-led Punjab side would rely heavily on their openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul to provide them a fiery start and if swashbuckling West Indian opener happens to be in his elements, the Kings XI may be able to draw the first blood. Skipper Ashwin would be desperate to prove that he can still make a difference in this format. With Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Punjab’s bowling looks pretty strong.