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A New Guns N’ Roses Album Is In The Works, Band Members Confirm [Listen]

first_imgLast time Guns N’ Roses put out a new album—2008’s Chinese Democracy—it took them more than a decade, roughly $14 million in production costs, and several lineup changes to complete it. Now, it appears they’re shifting their sights to their next release, but all signs indicate that it will be a much smoother—and faster—process this time around.Earlier this month, the band wrapped up their three-year-long Not In This Lifetime Tour, which will go down as one of the highest-grossing concert tours ever. At the tour’s final stop in Hawaii, Axl Rose made a somewhat ambiguous announcement from the stage: “We can’t do what’s next until we finish this, right? Now that all that’s done, we can get on with things.”In a new interview with St. Louis, MO’s KSHE, guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed that the “next thing” to which Axl was referring is a new Guns N’ Roses album. When asked about Rose’s hint, Fortus responded, “We are going to try to do another record, get it out soon.”When the host noted that he didn’t see them “rushing to do this thing,” Fortus responded, “I think it will happen faster than you think… I sure hope it happens faster than you think [laughs].” The host pressed further, asking whether we could at least expect a single new Guns N’ Roses song in the coming year. Fortus replied, “It could definitely happen. … There might be stuff started.” Fortus also dashed the host’s faint skepticism about what 2018 Axl Rose might write about, noting “I think Axl’s got a lot to write about.”You can listen to the interview clip below:Richard Fortus Confirms Plans For New Guns N’ Roses Album[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Bob Dylan To Open ‘Heaven’s Door’ Whiskey Distillery & Center For The Arts In Nashville In 2020

first_imgThis time last year, Bob Dylan announced his plans to launch a new whiskey company, Heaven’s Door Spirits. Dylan revealed new details about the upcoming new venture in a news release issued on Tuesday, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his ninth studio album, 1969’s Nashville Skyline.According to the news release, the new distillery will open in Nashville, TN in 2020. Heaven’s Door Spirits will “transform the 160-year-old Elm Street Church into the Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts, featuring the distillery, a whiskey library, a restaurant and a 360-seat live performance venue. … It will also feature Dylan’s paintings and metalwork sculptures.”The company is a partnership between Dylan and Marc Bushala, a lifelong fan and liquor entrepreneur. According to a 2018 feature in The New York Times announcing the venture, Heaven’s Door will sell a collection of three whiskeys including a straight rye, a straight bourbon and a “double-barreled” whiskey, retailing for $50 to $80 a bottle. Notes the Times, “They are Mr. Dylan’s entry into the booming celebrity-branded spirits market, the latest career twist for an artist who has spent five decades confounding expectations.”“We both wanted to create a collection of American whiskeys that, in their own way, tell a story,” Dylan told The New York Times. “I’ve been traveling for decades and I’ve been able to try some of the best spirits that the world of whiskey has to offer. This is great whiskey.”“Dylan has these qualities that actually work well for a whiskey,” Mr. Bushala said. “He has great authenticity. He is a quintessential American. He does things the way he wants to do them. I think these are good attributes for a super-premium whiskey as well.”The Times story went on to explain the characteristically Dylan-esque nature of Bob and Bushala’s partnership on Heaven’s Door:Mr. Bushala said that over four or five meetings — always at Mr. Dylan’s metalworking studio in Los Angeles — and a number of phone calls, he had learned that his partner has a sophisticated whiskey palate. … Yet communication was still a challenge. Mr. Bushala and Ryan Perry, the chief operating officer, struggled to interpret Mr. Dylan’s wishes. Often they came in the form of enigmatic comments or simply glances.“Sometimes you just get a long look,” Mr. Bushala said with a laugh, “and you’re not sure if that’s disgust or approval.” … He and Mr. Perry recalled Mr. Dylan’s tasting a sample of the double-barreled whiskey and saying that something was missing. “It should feel like being in a wood structure,” he said.Stay tuned for further updates on Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts in Nashville.[H/T AP News]last_img read more

A look inside: Winthrop House

first_img Talent, baby, talent Sarah Peprah ’13 (from left), Kayla Shelton ’13, and Rachel Byrd ’13, the Step Dancers, perform syncopation, a modern hip-hop style that draws from African roots. Winthrop’s House of Talent Floored Harvard Ballet Company members Kevin Shee ’11 (left) and Melanie Comeau ’13 (of Quincy House) perform “Reset” by Ricky Kuperman ’11 (not pictured). Smokin’ Tomomi Ibe of the Mainly Jazz Dance Comany performs “Le Jazz Hot,” a piece that features the glam, glitter, and fun of a 1930s Parisian nightclub. Reversal time Step dancers Rachel Byrd ’13 (from left), Kayla Shelton ’13, and Sarah Peprah ’13 can rest and enjoy the show now that their performance is over. Most talented Max Meyer ’12 was the 2005 winner of America’s Most Talented Kid. At the talent show, he served as master of ceremonies and performed a little on piano. Relaxed and enjoying Winthrop House Co-Masters Stephanie Robinson and Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. sit back and enjoy the show with their son Trey. Saucy Michelle Seslar ’11 of Kirkland House and Lionel Perez ’11, who both have been members of Harvard’s Candela Salsa Dance Troupe, perform “Se Le Ve” by Andy Montanez. Captive audience The audience listens closely as Brandon Seah ’11 performs “Throat Singing.” Olé! Harvard Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán’s Marisol Romero ’12 and Keith Grubb ’13 (of Adams House) perform La Negra, a type of dance that originated from the Mexican state of Jalisco. Do that Bhangra Students from Harvard Bhangra perform an energetic dance that draws from Punjabi culture and rhythms. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Winthrop House residents crowded into the House Junior Common Room on a recent Sunday night to attend the inaugural Winthrop Winter Showcase. An impressive array of performances ensued, with dance dominating the evening.Step dance inspired by African and hip-hop rhythms, jazz styling resembling a 1930s Parisian nightclub, traditional Mexican folk dance celebrating the state of Jalisco, salsa enlivened with the tempos of Cuba, bhangra dance sharing the energetic beats of the Punjabi culture, and Irish dance with its flurry of footwork were all featured. Students who have trained with premier dance companies, such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the San Francisco Ballet, also presented accomplished performances in modern dance and ballet.Pianists and vocalists joined the acts, including a self-taught throat singer. Master of ceremonies Max Meyer ’12 kept the show effortlessly flowing and managed to take a moment at the piano to dazzle the crowd with his own singing and playing.Housemasters Stephanie Robinson and Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. made a family night out of the event, attending with their eldest son. Residents crowded onto cozy sofas and chairs or clustered together on the floor, sitting arm in arm to support their fellow students. Following the final act, Meyer led a chorus of cheers. Eyes of the crowd Winthrop residents watch their fellow Housemates’ performances. Corcairdhearg Moira Forberg ’11 (left) and Alana O’Brien ’11, co-founders of Corcairdhearg, the Harvard College Irish Dancers, perform.last_img read more

Students give feedback in Improve ND survey

first_imgCorrection: In the April 20 edition, the graphic, right, depicting percentages of undergraduate student satisfaction taken from the ImproveND survey misidentified the percentages of student satisfaction. The graphic should have read: 91 percent of students were satisfied with extracurriculars, 88 percent were satisfied with sense of community, 78 percent were satisfied with support of students and 41 percent were satisfied with diversity on campus. The Observer regrets this error.If students notice improvements in campus services and facilities upon arriving to campus next fall, they can thank the 51 percent of the undergraduate student body that responded to the University’s ImproveND survey.The Office of Strategic Planning administered the survey in January to undergraduate, law and graduate students in order to assess student opinions on campus services.Overall, 51 percent of undergraduates, 58 percent of law students and 41 percent of graduate students responded to the survey, according to survey results.The survey questions pertained to three main categories: academics, extra- and co-curricular activities and campus environment and services. Each of these categories included subcategories such as campus safety, food services, RecSports, academic advising and cellular reception, among several others.The results of the survey were recently sent to each service-providing unit on campus and student government, Erin Harding, associate vice president for Strategic Planning, said.“We have asked both the campus units and student government to return their suggestions and priorities for which aspects of campus services should be changed to the Office of Strategic Planning by mid-May,” Harding said. “We will then go through the compilation of suggestions and prioritize the things to be changed.”Although overall undergraduate satisfaction rates were extremely high for the categories of academic experience, extracurriculars and sense of community, only 41 percent of survey respondents said they were happy with diversity on campus and international student interaction.“The 96 percent satisfaction rate for academic experience was terrific,” Harding said. “However, the lower satisfaction rates correspond with the University’s focus on improving both ethnic and international diversity on campus.”Harding said she was surprised to see that 46 percent of respondents had not volunteered at all during the first semester of this school year. However, she said the wording of the question could have affected the results.“We don’t know if that low percentage was because the question asked about first semester volunteering or if students volunteer infrequently,” Harding said. “Either way, that gives us quite a bit to think about.”One figure the University and, more specifically, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), may be able to address in the short-term is student satisfaction with cellular reception on campus. According to the survey, 60 percent of respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with cellular reception, whereas 28 percent were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied.“OIT has asked our office for more data on this issue so they can really start to address it,” Harding said. “We will probably see some improvement in this area as an outcome of the survey results.”Another area of relative dissatisfaction was with the [email protected] system. Fifty-six percent of respondents reported satisfaction with the system and 63 percent were interested in more public print stations on campus. These results could potentially lead to improvement in the near future, Harding said.In addition, students may see more concrete improvements in RecSports in the next year due to the high percentage of respondents that listed the renovation or possible expansion of the Rockne Memorial Building as a priority.Although over 80 percent of respondents were satisfied with fitness and instructional classes, club sports and intramural sports alike, the survey results will prove helpful to RecSports in seeing what they can improve over time, Harding said. Other areas that demonstrate room for improvement are awareness of gender relations and multicultural student services, as well as the value for price of merchandise and textbooks at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Harding said the Bookstore is considering implementing a textbook rental program in the future.While the results of the survey will undoubtedly help the University determine which areas of campus services to improve upon and how to do so, these prospective changes are not finalized by any means, Harding said.“We will have a more definitive list of improvements by next fall,” Harding said. “By then, we hope to be able to communicate what changes resulted from responses to the survey.”In addition, Harding emphasized the ability of students to make their opinions heard on the various issues addressed by the survey.“If students have any questions or ideas, they are more than welcome to contact the Office of Strategic Planning,” Harding said. “The whole point of the survey is to improve campus services for students.”Harding also said the Office of Strategic Planning hopes to administer the survey on a regular basis to measure improvement or show additional concerns. Currently, the Office plans to conduct the survey every other year.last_img read more

University responds to contract lawsuit

first_imgThe University claimed former Notre Dame professor Oliver Collins was fired because he used $190,000 of grant and University money to purchase equipment that he used to take pornographic photographs in a recently filed legal response a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Collins. Collins became a tenured electrical engineering professor at Notre Dame in 1995, was officially dismissed in June 2010 and filed a lawsuit against the University for breach of contract on July 12. Notre Dame’s response, filed Aug. 18 in the U.S. District Court in South Bend, makes a counterclaim of fraud against Collins. The University’s allegations state Collins used National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and University matching funds to purchase at least seven cameras, lenses, a printer and other computer equipment. “Collins took many of these cameras and accessories to his home and used them extensively in pursuit of his personal hobby of photography, including taking landscape and pornographic photographs,” the counterclaim states. The University also alleged Collins was dishonest in reporting his use of funds. The University’s claim states that in his written proposal and budget, Collins misrepresented to NSF and the University that he intended to use the federal grant funds to purchase several different pieces of high, mixed signal test equipment, consisting of data generators, network analyzers and signal analyzers. “Collins did not identify digital cameras, camera accessories or printers in his proposal or budget,” the University’s court document states. Collins’ original complaint says the University’s findings against him did not merit the “serious cause” required by the University’s Academic Articles to dismiss a tenured professor. He also claimed damages to his personal and professional reputation, as well as being subjected to public ridicule. While Collins was not officially dismissed from the University until June 2010, court documents state that the chair of the Electrical Engineering Department began an inquiry into his purchases with NSF grant money and University matching funds in July 2009. University President Fr. John Jenkins informed Collins in an Aug. 24, 2009 correspondence that he was suspended with pay from his rights and privileges as a professor and was locked out of his lab and office. Collins received a letter from Associate Provost Donald Pope-Davis in September 2009 informing him that the University would seek “dismissal for serious cause,” based on the conclusion of six specific acts. These acts include failure to inform NSF of the equipment he purchased and taking and storing sexually explicit and pornographic images on University equipment. Following this letter, there were two December 2009 telephone conferences: between Pope-Davis and Collins and between Collins and members of the Academic Council to “attempt informal resolution of the matter,” as is part of the procedures in the University’s Academic Articles. After the informal resolution process did not succeed, the case went before a faculty hearing committee in April 2010. The decision resulted in a unanimous vote by the committee that dismissal for serious cause was warranted. Collins appealed the decision, and an appeal board supported the hearing committee’s findings. The appeal board submitted a report to Jenkins, who dismissed Collins in a June 2 letter. “I accept their findings and dismiss you as a faculty member of the University of Notre Dame effective immediately,” Jenkins wrote in the letter. University spokesman Dennis Brown said the University is confident in its answer and counterclaim to the lawsuit. “We’ve made our position clear in our response to his lawsuit and we’re confident in that position,” Brown said. “And we’re equally confident that our process throughout the matter is thorough and fair.”last_img read more

Fall Colors.

first_imgWhether you just admire the trees in your yard and neighborhood or it’s your job to keep them looking their best, “Fall Colors” is a workshop made for you Nov. 7 in Atlanta.The workshop on urban tree management will be at the North Fulton Government Annex on Roswell Road. It’s offered in the morning and afternoon, but for different audiences.The first session, from 9 a.m. to noon, will be directed to homeowners and Master Gardeners. The afternoon program, from 1:30 to 4:30, is tailored to professional landscapers, grounds crews and tree service operators.Both Feature CoderBoth programs will feature Kim Coder of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources. Coder will address tree foliage pigmentation — the whats, whys and hows of fall color.An entomologist will be on hand, too, to provide the latest on managing tree pests in urban areas.To learn more, call the UGA Extension Service office in Fulton (770-551-7670), Gwinnett (678-377-4010), Cobb (770-528-4070) or DeKalb (404-298-4080) County.To preregister, call Rose Lewis at (770) 551-7670 no later than Nov. 2. The workshop fee is $20, with all proceeds going to the Big Trees Forest Preserve conservation program.last_img read more

Credit care

first_imgBy April SorrowUniversity of GeorgiaPeople are tightening their economic belts these days, and so are banks. The days of limitless credit may be over. However, it’s still a valuable financial tool if managed wisely, says a University of Georgia financial expert. “The ability to use credit to help you get the things you need today and pay for them tomorrow is both your most valuable asset and your biggest liability,” said Michael Rupured, a consumer economist with UGA Cooperative Extension. CREDIT CARESome common credit dangers, he said, are:• Using credit cards to live beyond your means. The key to financial security is to spend less than you earn. Credit cards allow you to spend more than you earn. Using them to maintain a lifestyle you cannot afford is a financial disaster in the making. • Relying on creditors to set credit limits. It’s important to set your own credit limits to avoid taking on more debt than you can afford.• Carrying a balance on credit cards. Learn to pay off credit card balances in full each month. You avoid any finance charges when you pay the full balance each month.• Making only the minimum payment on credit cards. If you pay only the minimum payment on your credit card statement, it’s going to take you a long time to pay off the balance. If you have multiple cards, pay as much as you can on the one with the highest interest rate and the minimum payment on the rest. • Buying the wrong items on credit. Unless you pay off your balance in full each month, using credit cards to pay for things like food, movie tickets or other consumable goods is unwise. You pay more because of the interest, and will be making payments long after the movie is over and the food is gone. CREDIT REPORTStaying abreast of the information in your credit report can help you keep your interest rates low. Credit reports influence a person’s ability to borrow money and the rate at which that money is lent. They also impact insurance premiums and employment. A credit report includes personal information as well as your credit history. A detailed credit history includes information on any credit account opened in your name or accounts you are authorized to use. Accounts may include retail credit cards, loans from a bank or finance company, mortgages and home equity loans and bank credit cards. Medical bills, checking and savings accounts are not included. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act entitles all Americans to one free copy of their report from each of the three credit report agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act gives a second copy from each agency to all Georgians, which means Georgians can get six free copies of their credit report every year. The first set of free copies can be requested through www.annualcreditreport.com. The second set must be requested through the individual agencies. Requesting and reviewing these reports is important. Correcting inaccurate information and working to improve your credit history are keys to keeping your credit in good shape.Rupured recommends spreading requests out so you can review an updated report every other month.CREDIT SCOREAccess to your credit score may cost an additional fee. If considering paying for this service, make sure to buy a FICO score, as there are many options out there. A credit score is a three-digit number between 350 and 850 arrived at by computing information contained in a credit report. Anything over 720 is considered very good. The average credit score in Georgia is 640. “This number is based on complex equations from mountains of data collected and analyzed over the years about the bill paying behavior of consumers,” Rupured said. “Like it or not, the credit score is a remarkably reliable predictor of who is and is not a good risk for a loan.” The lower your credit score, the more you will pay in finance charges for credit. (April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Advanced Irrigation

first_imgA team of University of Georgia researchers has been able to reduce container nurseries’ water usage by 70 percent, as a result of new breakthroughs in computer-linked soil moisture sensors. Georgia’s green industry was estimated to use about 54 million gallons per day in 2010, when UGA researchers calculated water use numbers as part of the state’s strategic water resources planning efforts.Any reduction in the amount of water needed to grow nursery plants is good for the state’s water supply. But these technologies also provide growers with the ability to grow healthier, hardier plants with less work, said Paul Thomas, a horticulture researcher and professor with UGA Extension. Nursery growers have used moisture sensors in their operations for years with mixed results. The emergence of more-precise, moisture-monitoring probes and more sophisticated data logging systems are now allowing growers to monitor their greenhouses and nurseries on a crop-by-crop basis. “It’s giving growers a plant’s-eye-view of what they need,” Thomas said. “Since plants can’t talk, these sensors can tell us what they need.” Thomas worked with UGA horticulture professors Marc van Iersel, Matthew Chappell and John Ruter, as well as collaborators from around the country, to create an automated nursery irrigation system that is now being tested in several nurseries across the state. Their work, funded by a $5.2 million USDA grant, focuses on creating an economical system that could realistically be adopted by nursery growers. What they came up with — a system linking state-of-the-art Decagon Devices, Inc. sensors with irrigation controllers that are accessed over the Internet using a computer or smartphone — successfully works in nurseries where it’s already in place. “Georgia’s nursery and greenhouse industry is economically important in Georgia, with a farm gate value of $490 million a year,” van Iersel said. “For the industry to continue to prosper, more efficient production practices are needed. Optimizing irrigation is a critical step in doing so. It not only reduces growers’ inputs, but can also improve their bottom line. And at the same time, it helps to conserve Georgia’s water resources.” Because of increased plant production and a decrease in the amount of water, fertilizer, pesticides and fungicides needed by the plants, the systems typically pay for themselves in a year. One grower was able to recoup his investment in a month, because of a 156 percent increase in annualized profit. The sensors in the system are placed in a few pots of each crop. There they feed real time moisture information to the irrigation controller. The grower programs a different moisture threshold for each crop. When the soil moisture dips below that point, the irrigation system delivers water to the crop until optimal soil moisture is reached, shutting off automatically. “Watering is one of the most time consuming things we do,” said Will Ross, head grower at Evergreen nursery in Statham, Ga., where UGA researchers tested the system. “If you don’t water your plants, of course, they die. If you water them too much, they die. We have 9 acres in production here and trying to monitor all of that irrigation is challenging.” Using the sensors and computer-controlled irrigation systems eliminates over-watering, a major cause of plant disease. It also reduces the amount of fertilizer wasted and washed into storm drains and sewer systems. “It is very difficult for many growers to optimize irrigation for any one crop (for example daylily), given the large number of crops produced, because most crops are irrigated using a timer-based system,” Chappell said. “It is a constant guessing game for the growers, especially in years with excessive rainfall. The UGA researchers say this is where soil moisture-based irrigation controllers are very beneficial. The systems know when it has rained and only irrigate when soil moisture is limited. “In some cases this year, with the use of soil moisture-based irrigation controllers, crops are only being irrigated every 5 to 10 days instead of every day,” Chappell said. In addition to reduced input and water costs, this kind of system also reduces labor costs, freeing up workers for other tasks. “You’re not wasting your day opening and closing valves,” Thomas said. Giving plants the precise amount of water they need has also been shown to increase the rate at which they grow, allowing nursery managers to produce more plants during their growing season. The researchers’ next step will be to link the current moisture sensor system with sensors that can detect soil fertility. This will allow the sensors to be used so that fertilizer can be applied with the same precision. For more information about this project, visit www.smart-farms.net.last_img read more

900 Miles in 76 Days: Hiker Sets New Record in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

first_imgLast week, a Tennessee-based hiker named Benny Braden made local headlines when he completed a record-setting trek through Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Braden obtained the record by hiking every known trail in the renowned national park—a network of more than 900 miles—within a 76-day period.We recently caught up with Benny to chat about the logistics of his journey, his favorite trails, and some of the sights he saw along the way.[divider]A Q & A with Benny Braden[/divider]BRO: Tell us about the logistics of this journey. How many trails were involved? How did you get from one trail to the next? Did you sleep out on the trail? What was your eating strategy?BENNY: Logistics of course were the biggest concern for me. Arranging shuttles, resupply and lodging were the three things I focused on the most.For shuttles I depended on friends and sometimes strangers who later became friends. I would have someone meet me where I planned to finish and shuttle me to where I wanted to start. Sometimes, if it was a friend, they would hike with me too, which was even better.Resupply was a lot easier during day hikes. I would go to the nearest town (Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Townsend or Newport) get my resupply for the next week or so. I went “No Cook” which made it easier. I would eat roughly 1600 to 2000 calories per day. Mostly made up of protein, energy bars, tortillas, almond butter and jelly,  and maybe a Snickers or two from time to time. When I would day hike I would have milk, lunch meat, fresh fruit and veggies because I would go into town each evening.Lodging was the most simple. If I was day hiking I would usually sleep in my truck in the parking lot of the store that I would resupply at. This also allowed me to have cell service so I could do my uploads and stay in touch with my beautiful bride back home. If I was backpacking, I’d plan my mileage and get my permits for the campsites I was planning to be at. I stayed in the backcountry 19 nights ( 15 nights in my Zpacks Duplex tent and 4 at shelters.As for the number of trails. There are 150 trails in the park, but six are currently closed due to storm or fire damage.BRO: What inspired you to set out on this record-setting hike?BENNY: I was on a short backpacking trip to Mt. LeConte with my close friend Chad Poindexter of Stick’s Blog on Thanksgiving weekend of last year, the same weekend as the Chimney Top/Gatlinburg fires. While sitting at the Cliff Tops—a popular spot on the mountain—I decided I was going to take a break from section hiking the AT and focus on doing all the trails for 2017.I began hiking the trails on Dec. 31, 2016 at 3am. My plan was to do all the trail in one full year, but after three weeks I already had 150 miles. When the GSMNP 900 Miler Club told me the quickest time it was ever done was four months and twelve days held by Sharon Spezia, I knew then it was with in my reach, and I started hiking seven days a week at that point. My goal wasn’t to just beat the record but to shatter it. I finished Mar 18, 2017 which established a new record of 2 months and 19 days, done completely in winter.BRO: How long have you been hiking?BENNY: I began hiking as a teenager. Which I grew up in the country so I was always out playing around in the woods. As I’ve grown older, I enjoy it even more.BRO: Did you have a favorite trail along the way?BENNY: Yes! Noland Divide Trail is my absolute favorite. It begins at Clingman’s Dome Road and ends at Deep Creek Campground on the North Carolina side of the park. It’s very diverse in its surroundings with a hemlock forest at the top followed a sections of rhododendrons, an exposed ridge line with 360° views and a hard wood forest at the bottom.BRO:  Any wildlife encounters along the way?BENNY: Yes! I saw around 90 grouse,  which will scare the living daylights out of you when they take off by the way, 40 wild hogs, 30 turkeys, 30 elk, 15 deer and 1 bear.BRO: What was the most difficult and trying part of the hike?BENNY: Honestly, the most difficult thing was finding shuttles. Everyone else was working during the week, so sometimes I’d just have to plan out some loop trails to fill in the day, saving the shuttle hikes for later. Also, while on the way home to swap out some gear, the motor in my truck blew up. I managed to drive it home from Pigeon Forge to Harriman, but I had to go about 40 to 50 mph the whole way which took forever. The next morning we rented a car for my bride to drive, and I took her car back to North Carolina with me.last_img read more

Bohemia Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 65-year-old man was fatally hit by a car in Bohemia over the weekend.Suffolk County police said the pedestrian was walking southbound on Johnson Avenue when he was struck by a Chevrolet Impala near the corner of Frederick Street at 6:33 p.m. Friday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released. The driver was not injured.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img