Outdoor Updates: Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is named ‘Time’ Person of the Year

first_imgSwedish climate activist Great Thunberg, 16, is the youngest person to be named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Thunberg is leading a new generation in the fight against climate change, organizing school strikes and climate marches around the world. Time says they selected Thunberg for raising the alarm on climate change and “showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads.” Freestyle snowboarder and US Snowboard Team member Luke Winkelmann, 18, of Blowing Rock, NC will compete in the Visa Big Air event at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park December 20-21. The event is part of a multi-year commitment by U.S. Ski and Snowboarding to bring big air events to the public leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Thunberg is reportedly “a bit surprised” by the honor and is dedicating the recognition to other young activists. Speaking at the U.N. Climate Conference this week, Thunberg told the audience, “There is hope. I have seen it. But it does not come from the governments or the corporations. It comes from the people.”  A biology professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville, Graham Reynolds, has received a grant from National Geographic to help save the Silver Boa, the most endangered species of boa in the world. In 2015, Reynolds discovered the Silver Boa while in the Bahamas. Now, his $32,822 grant will make him a National Geographic Explorer through 2022 and give him a chance to help save the species he discovered.  “Our goal is to use this grant to immediately intervene to prevent the extinction of the Silver Boa,” Reynolds said. “By the end of the grant term we will have a complete conservation plan in place and in action to ensure that the species has a path to survival.”  UNCA professor receives grant from National Geographic to study the world’s most endangered boa Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is named ‘Time’ Person of the Year Blowing Rock, NC native and Olympic qualifier to compete in Atlanta’s Visa Big Air During the big air competition, Winkelmann and his competitors will launch themselves off of a 15-story steel scaffold structure covered in snow and travel up to 70 feet in the air to perform their biggest tricks. The Visa Big Air event is the first of its kind to come to Atlanta and is expected to draw up to 20,000 fans.last_img read more

At Carwiz, the long-term goals set at the beginning of the year have already been achieved

first_imgLet us remind you that not so long ago in 2017, Carwiz established itself in Croatia in a very short period of time as an equal market player and over time a leader who expanded its business to the European, African, Asian and American markets in just one year. Based on current indicators, there is no reason to doubt that global expansion and strengthening of the position will not continue in the new 2020 year.  In addition to the franchise countries in Carwiz, they also manage thirteen branches in Croatia, and in order for everything to be ideally harmonized, they take care of Ivan Ažić, Director of Development and Željko Županić, director of logistics together with colleagues who work every day to improve the service.  Dobrilović has repeatedly emphasized that all teams and employees are responsible for the growth of Carwiz, but he especially emphasizes his closest team. Sales Director Borko Ribić, who manages sales in twenty countries, advises franchise managers who care about existing franchise partners and negotiate with potential ones.   “Traveling the world and seeing my brand in almost every corner is something I had hoped for and aspired to, but achieving such global success in just one year is more than a vision of one man, for me it is a product of togetherness, a clear goal and the highest level of team motivation.”, Admits Krešimir Dobrilović.  Realized strategic goals in Carwiz rent a car, along with revenue growth and market dominance, once again showed that knowledge, perseverance and vision form the formula for success, namely the success of an incredible 55 million kilometers, which represents 1.400 laps around the planet with Carwiz vehicles. Photo: Carwiz Presence in as many as twenty countries, from Greece and Iceland, through Ireland, Turkey, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Portugal, all the way to the Baltic countries, Morocco, the Caribbean and two branches in the United States is unique success.center_img Although it is the end of the year, Carwiz is working full steam ahead, so franchise managers are negotiating with potential partners from New York, Canada and Austria, while intensive preparations are underway for appearances at international fairs in Istanbul, Berlin and the International Car Rental Show. in Las Vegas to be held in early 2020. In negotiations with potential partners from New York, Canada and Austria Caring for the image and reputation of the Carwiz brand, nurturing internal and external communication and other marketing activities in as many as twenty countries with his team is led by the director of marketing, Barbara Mrkić.  Four continents, twenty countries, more than fifty cities, over sixty branches, 55 million kilometers and 10.000 vehicles – this is the summary of last year’s Croatian rent-a-car, which successfully marketed its business model around the world. “We continuously analyze market events, set goals and raise quality, which resulted in 54% more rent compared to last year and 74% higher revenue than last year, which is why I can say that I am more than proud of my team.” Dobrilovic added. last_img read more

MLB All-Star celebrity softball game 2019: Roster boasts famous names, former athletes, J.R. Smith

first_imgMLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterWho’s on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?CelebritiesNameFrom where?Stephanie BeatrizActress (“Brooklyn 99”)Drew CareyTV hostPriah FergusonActress (“Stranger Things”)Max GreenfieldActor (“New Girl”)Jamie FoxxActor/musician/comedianMachine Gun KellyRapperAllie LaForceSports broadcasterJerry LorenzoFashion designerAnthony MackieActor (“Hurt Locker,” Marvel franchise)Dr. OzTV hostDascha PolancoActress (“Orange is the New Black”)QuincyActor (“Star”)Scott RogowskyHost of DAZN’s “ChangeUp”Colton UnderwoodTV persona (“The Bachelor”)Daddy YankeeMusicianFormer MLB playersNameMLB HRsSBsKsJim Thome612192548Ryan Howard382121843Mike Napoli267391468Travis Hafner21311976Kenny Lofton1306221016Carlos Baerga13459580Non-baseball athletesNameFrom where?Jennie FinchU.S. softballTravis KelceNFL (Chiefs)Stipe MiocicMMA fighterMike “The Miz” MizaninWWEJoe ThomasNFL (Browns)Class of his ownNameJ.R. SmithWho’s NOT on the 2019 celebrity softball game roster?These are people with Cleveland ties — sports or otherwise — who would have been fun to see on the field.Cleveland athletesNameCleveland teamSuperpowerRoberto AlomarIndiansGlove of goldAlbert BelleIndiansMammoth home runsLeBron JamesCavaliersMight be SupermanCleveland nativesNameOccupationHalle BerryActressKid CudiMusicianSteve HarveyTV personalityWhen is the MLB All-Star celebrity softball game, and what TV channel is it on?The contest will begin at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, July 7, but won’t be broadcast nationally until Monday, July 8, on ESPN. The TV airing will begin immediately following the Home Run Derby. The 2019 MLB All-Star celebrity softball game will carry a distinct Cleveland flavor, showing off an array of well-know actors and musicians from the area as well as beloved local athletes.Jamie Foxx, Jim Thome and J.R. Smith are among the most famous people who will be present at Progressive Field. The MVP of last year’s celebrity game, WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, is back to defend his award. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWhile the contest will take place Sunday, July 7, it won’t be televised until the following night.Here’s a full look at who made the rosters — and who we wish had participated.last_img read more