Daily Dirt: Shutdown Won’t Close BRP, Stolen Bike Registry, Annapolis Honored.

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first_imgYour daily outdoor news bulletin for September 30th, the day Wyoming became the first state to give women the vote, proving that in the land of no people, the woman is king:Blue Ridge Parkway to Stay OpenWith a U.S. government shutdown looming, and with Congress still not doing anything about it, federal agencies are attempting to go about their business like nothing is wrong while simultaneously going about their business like there is a class 5 hurricane bearing down on them. One such agency is the National Park Service which could affect Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway – of course there will be other casualties in the park system but those are the big fish so to speak. All inquiries into the matter are being deflected to the Department of the Interior, but a shutdown now could have a huge economic effect on not only the parks in question, but also the surrounding communities given this is the most popular time for all three. It is leaf peeping season after all. Officials with the Blue Ridge Parkway, while considering closing the 400+ mile road earlier in the week, now say the BRP will stay open through a shutdown although all campsites, historical sites, visitors centers, etc. will be closed.For a full report, and an interesting story on what Arizona tried to do with the Grand Canyon during the 1995 shutdown, see this National Parks Traveler story.National Registry of Stolen Bikes…MaybeWhen you have your bike stolen, there are many emotions that run through you. Maybe you feel betrayal that your privacy was violated, maybe you feel angry someone stole your whip, maybe you feel frustrated the police are not really able to do anything for you. Well, a group in Chicago is working on that last one. Through a site called Bike Index, a group of advocates is hoping to provide riders a more comprehensive way to track down their stolen bike. Many cities and communities already have bike registry services, but they usually involve paperwork and a trip to the police station, and they are kept private. Bike Index wants to streamline the process by allowing users to register their bikes online using the bikes serial number. With more access and public info, and more bikes registered, the operation will not only help people track down their bikes when they get stolen, but discourage future thefts. The service is only available in Chicago at this time, but the founders hope to expand nationwide.Check out the story on Fastcoexist.com and their Kickstarter campaign.Annapolis HonoredThe brackish community of Annapolis, Maryland is the latest community to receive an honor from the National Wildlife Federation. This week, the city was designated a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat, becoming the 71st Community Wildlife Habitat in the nation, and second in Maryland. It seems as though the honor is the cumulative capstone in Annapolis’s efforts to green up their city: “A Community Wildlife Habitat project creates multiple habitat areas in backyards, schoolyards, corporate properties, community gardens, parkland and other spaces.”Click here for more details via the Baltimore News Journal.last_img read more


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first_imgTunisia ended their tournament with a 2-1 victory over Panama in Group G.The game was a dead rubber with Belgium and England both through to the next round of World Cup 2018, but the Eagles of Carthage took home the spoils. 2 Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Good times A long range shot from Jose Luis Rodriguez took a wicked deflection off Yassine Meriah just after the half-hour mark and slipped past the stranded Aymen Mathlouthi, prompting wild celebrations from the Central Americans.But in the end it wasn’t to end in glory for them as two goals after half-time from Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia the victory. Latest World Cup 2018 news diamond geezer LINE-UPSPanama: Penedo, Machado, Roman Torres (Tejada 56’), Escobar, Ovalle, Barcenas, Godoy, Gomez, Avila (Arroyo 81’), Jose Luis Rodriguez, Gabriel Torres (Cummings 46’).Subs not used: Calderon, Perez, Pimentel, Davis, Baloy, Alex Rodriguez.Tunisia: Mathlouthi, Nagguez, Bedoui, Meriah, Haddadi, Sassi (Badri 46’), Skhiri, Chaalali, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri (Srarfi 89′), Sliti (Khalil 77’).Subs not used: Benalouane, Khaoui, Maaloul, Ben Amor, Khalifa.FINAL GROUP G TABLE NO JOY You’re the one Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch misery 2 Tunisia players celebrate scoring against Panama. A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers SUPERSTITION LU BEAUTY Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Shy guy Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Pure class Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Fallon d’Floor Tunisia finish third thanks to victory over Panama. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more