Cherokee, N.C

first_imgPopulation: 27,218Public lands: Great Smoky Mountains Natinal Park, Nantahala National ForestOutdoor Highlights: Nantahala River, Fontana Lake, Clingman’s Dome, Appalachian Traillast_img

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Government of Canada Invests in St. Lawrence Estuary Restoration

first_imgRémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon – La Mitis – Matane –Matapédia, announced yesterday that the ZIP Committee of Sud-de-l’Estuaire will receive nearly $2.4 million over five years for a project to help restore the coastal habitats of five sectors on the south shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary.The goal of the project is to restore coastal habitats in the sectors of Saint-Ulric, Isle-aux-Grues, Rivière-Ouelle, Notre-Dame-du-Portage, and Trois-Pistoles.“This investment from the Government of Canada to restore coastal habitats on the south shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary is a strategic initiative that will represent a significant advantage for Quebec,” said Massé.“In addition to fostering regional synergy between the ZIP Committee of Sud-de-l’Estuaire and its partners, the project will help reinforce the capacity of several organizations to restore key habitats and to share knowledge about the various actions that will be taken.”In May 2017, the Government of Canada announced the $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to help rehabilitate some of our most important coastlines and protect marine life and ecosystems.The Coastal Restoration Fund supports projects that contribute to coastal restoration on all of Canada’s coasts with preference given to projects that are multiyear and involve a broad number of partners, including Indigenous groups.[mappress mapid=”24911″]last_img read more

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Late charge by Larson leads to Sibley County Shootout checkers

first_imgAfter taking the lead with four laps left, Jeff Larson took the $1,500 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win at the Sibley County Shootout. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 1) – Jeff Larson took the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers and was joined by Luke Sathoff and Matt Speckman as the big winners money-wise at Wednesday’s Sibley County Shootout.Larson made his move to the front with four laps left in the Arlington Raceway show, passing Sathoff and leading to the $1,500 checkers.Sathoff took second and his position was drawn for an extra $500 bonus from Sunoco NAPA of Arlington. Speckman also received a $500.00 bonus for his 10th place finish.Damon Murty, David Moriarty and Dean Cornelius rounded out the top five. Hard charger Shaun Bruns was sixth.Derek Green chased Sathoff early before falling out with mechanical problems. The only caution was on lap nine for a spun car and Larson, Murty and Moriarty were all on the move following the restart.The top four cars were all in the mix and racing side-by-side before Larson took charge.Cory Probst prevailed in the caution-free IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock headliner and Matt Looft led the way to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers.The midweek special was sponsored by Geib Well & Water and MS Trucking and saw just three yellows interrupting the main events.Feature results – 1. Jeff Larson; 2. Luke Sathoff; 3. Damon Murty; 4. David Moriarty; 5. Dean Cornelius; 6. Shaun Bruns; 7. Matt Schauer; 8. John Oliver Jr.; 9. Dan Mackenthun; 10. Matt Speckman; 11. Jeff McCollum;12. Rick Mees; 13. Chad Schroeder; 14. Zachary Foesch; 15. Chad Overgaard; 16. Brad Lange; 17. Jason Goddard; 18. Dan McCain; 19. Taylor Willms; 20. Jake Bruns; 21. Kevin LaTour; 22. Dan Eckblad; 23. Charlie Rustman; 24. Andrew Zimmerman; 25. Ryan Grochow; 26. Derek Green; 27. Dakota Robinson; 28. Dan Dhaene; 29. Brent Uecker.last_img read more

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LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION

first_imgThe Sheridan Security Systems third Security Exhibition, which took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel over the last number of days has been described as another incredible success. The Security Exhibition which finishes later today, is designed to promote all areas of domestic and commercial security, providing advice and demonstrations on all the latest surveillance and alarm technologies. All aspects of security for both domestic and commercial markets were exhibited and demonstrated – from Wired to Wireless Alarms, High Definition IP Surveillance up to 29MP, Digital Video Recorders, Safes, Fire Fighting Equipment, Automatic Gates and much more.The Exhibition was attended by Ireland’s leading security experts and they were impressed with the quality of products on show at the exhibition.The exhibition allowed visitors to benefit from free advice based on a confidential conversation which will highlight how to tailor the technology to meet individual requirements.Admission to the exhibition was FREE of charge, so as expected large numbers descended on the exhibition to take the opportunity to come and discuss the individual requirements needed. Event organiser, Brendan Sheridan insisted vigilance in security measures has reached a level of paramount importance in recent years due to the increase in both commercial and domestic criminal activity.He told Donegal Daily, “With new technologies constantly coming onto the market the exhibition was the perfect opportunity to view some of the most powerful security solutions available, and speak to leading professionals about your requirements.“Thankfully the exhibition has been another brilliant success, it’s our third exhibition now and all three have been incredible successes.Sheridan Security Systems was founded in 2002 by Brendan Sheridan and has grown to become a leading provider of security systems in the North West with a reputation for excellence.The exhibition doesn’t finish until 6pm, so you’ve still got time to get the exhibition at The Mount Errigal Hotel. LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION was last modified: October 16th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsSheridan Securitylast_img read more

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Half-time: Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgOscar missed Chelsea’s best chance in the first half of the FA Cup fifth-round clash at the Riverside Stadium.He was unable to capitalise after Victor Moses pulled the ball back for the Brazilian.Middlesbrough threatened when Scott McDonald headed Nicky Bailey’s right-wing cross wide of the target after Ramires had given the ball away.And the Championship team finished the half strongly, with Petr Cech unconvincingly palming away Mustapha Carayol’s effort before John Terry cleared the danger.Under-fire interim manager Rafael Benitez made eight changes to Chelsea’s starting line-up.Skipper Terry returned along with Fernando Torres, while Dutch teenager Nathan Ake was handed a starting berth for the first time.Ake, 18, was deployed in a defensive midfield role and Paulo Ferreira was also included in the side.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand; Ake, Ramires; Moses, Oscar, Benayoun; Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Hazard, Marin, Ba.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors-Knicks cheatsheet: Might Steph have another 50-plus explosion in him?

first_imgCan the lowly 1-4 Knicks beat the 4-1 Warriors at the Garden? Find out everything you need to know about tonight’s matchup right here.When/Where: 4:30 p.m. (NBCSBA) @ Madison Square GardenProjected Knicks starters: Lance Thomas, Enes Kanter, Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr. How the Knicks are doing: New York comes into this matchup reeling after losing four straight games. While the summer addition of coach David Fizdale has brought excitement to the Garden, the …last_img read more

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South Africa’s economy ‘to grow 3.6%’

first_imgGlobal developments the biggest threat China overtook the United States in 2009 to become Africa’s main trading partner.It has also became the main destination for South African exports since the middle of 2009 and is the leading source of imports.South Africa became a member of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – group in December.“The challenge for the government is to show that it has a purposeful plan to engage with BRIC countries, to prioritise its productive capacity, and to maximise its contribution to the national economy,” the report found.“Another challenge is to avoid neglecting traditional partners while nurturing its strategically important emerging partnerships.” China now Africa’s main trading partner 7 July 2011 South Africa’s economy is expected to grow at a rate of 3.6 percent this year and 4.3 percent in 2012, according to the African Economic Outlook 2011 report.“South Africa’s real GDP has recovered from -1.7 percent in 2009 to 2.8 percent in 2010, driven primarily by a steady recovery in consumer spending, partially attributed to the Fifa World Cup,” the SA Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) said when releasing the report on Tuesday.“This rate of GDP growth remained clearly below trend, estimated around four percent per annum for South Africa.”The report was co-authored by the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.It looks at economic, social and political development in 51 of Africa’s 53 countries.The report found that Africa had weathered the global crisis relatively well, with growth of 4.9 percent in 2010.However, political problems in North Africa and rising food and fuel prices could slow growth down to 3.7 percent in 2011.Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to grow faster than North Africa, with a predicted growth rate of 5.8 percent in 2012. The report said the major threat to South Africa’s economic outlook was global economic developments.South Africa had achieved its first Millennium Development Goal by halving the proportion of the population living on less than US$1 a day.However, the government still needed to tackle issues such as providing adequate public health services, improving the quality of education, and reducing unemployment, especially for the youth, the report found.HIV/Aids remained a problem as South Africa had the world’s largest population of people living with HIV – 5.6-million.The report found that structural problems like infrastructure bottlenecks hampered recovery in private investment in 2010.Unemployment was still very high last year even though it declined marginally in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 24 percent from 25.3 percent in the previous quarter.“Infrastructure bottlenecks and labour market constraints are likely to prevent a return to the pre-crisis growth rates in 2011 and 2012.“However, growth in the medium term (post-2012) is expected to be stronger as the massive infrastructure development projects being undertaken by state-owned enterprises, such as Eskom and Transnet, start to bear fruit,” SAIIA said.South Africa’s close economic ties to the global economy suggest growth could be affected by the evolution of the European Union, US and Chinese economies, and the trend of capital flows to emerging markets.Sapalast_img read more

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Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life

first_imgThis post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on September 9, 2014. By Molly C. HerndonSocial Media SpecialistOn September 23, Dr. Barbara O’Neill will present Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life. More than a webinar about retirement planning, this 90-minute session will focus on:Common financial errors of older adultsStatistics about older adult financesCommon later life financial characteristics and required decisions15 key later life financial planning topics (e.g., creating a retirement “paycheck,” required minimum distributions, untitled property transfers, and leaving a legacy)Personal finance resources for older adults and financial practitionersPhoto by Jon Rawlinson. Licensed Creative Commons.This webinar will allow participants to engage in an interactive discussion of the realities of retirement finances, including selecting and paying for health care benefits, managing asset withdrawals, and creating workable retirement planning strategies for older adult clients.To join, review the slides and for more information about the speaker, click here.last_img read more

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