Emergency Closures on Nantahala National Forest

first_imgFire activity on the Nantahala National Forest has resulted in closures as follows:The Appalachian Trail is now closed from Rock Gap to the Nantahala River. Old 64 Murphy Road closed from its west junction of US 64 to Forest Service Road 67 leading to Standing Indian Campground. Rock Gap may be accessed from Old 64 Murphy Road past Standing Indian. Standing Indian Campground is OPEN.Wesser Creek Trail is closed.Moss Knob Shooting Range is closed.Cliffside Day Use Area closed for the season.Bartram Trail, from Hickory Knoll Road to State Highway 106, will remain closed through this weekend due to mop up operations and potential hazard assessments.Bartram Trail is closed between Wine Springs Bald and Nantahala Lake.Whitewater Falls is closed.NO Campfires allowed except in developed campgrounds with fees.last_img read more

Disney Testing Pre-Order Service at All Star Music

first_imgShare This!Disney is testing a new pre-order service at Intermission Food Court, the quick service location at All Star Music. This service is currently offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at All Star Music only. The other All Star resorts (Sports and Movies) are not testing pre-orders, nor are the other value resorts, Pop Century and Art of Animation. This service is different from mobile ordering through MyDisneyExperience.To use the service, pick up any grab and go items you want, place your order with the cashier, pay, and take a pager. You can then grab a table, cutlery, napkins, and any fountain beverages you ordered. When your food is ready, the pager goes off and you collect your order at the pizza pickup window.For burgers and pizza, the pre-order option is the only way to order your food. For items other than burgers and pizza, you still get your food at the walk-up windows the usual way.So how well does it work? Pretty well, with some caveats. Right now, for breakfast and dinner, Intermissions is using both the regular lines and the pre-order option, depending on the food you are ordering. So if one person in your party wants a burger and the other wants rotisserie chicken, you’re still going through the chicken line and then place your burger order at the cashier. For breakfast, you currently have an option of doing pre-order or pick up at the window for most items.We’re seeing that many guests are simply waiting at the pick up window rather than taking a seat and waiting for the pager to alert them. This is causing some crowding around the pick up window.If this is brought to all the stations instead of just one, there would be an advantage to this service. For those traveling with family, they would only need to stand in one line to order food and then would be able to get settled at a table without juggling both food and drinks. On the other hand, sometimes you really do want to see the actual food you’re ordering instead of a picture, and it is easier to customize your order when talking with the person who’s plating it instead of with a cashier who’s sending the order to the kitchen.With the addition of online check-in to MyDisneyExperience, mobile ordering in the parks, and the pre-order test, it seems Disney is moving away from human interaction in many of the transactions guests go through in their trips. How do you feel about this? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Legion baseball team closes regular season with blowout win at Wausau

first_imgSam Neville, Mitch Susa, and Nolan Matson drive in four runs each in winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team halted a short two-game losing skid with a resounding 14-2 win over Wausau on Thursday at Athletic Park.Sam Neville had four hits and four RBIs to lead the offensive onslaught for the Blue Devils, who finish their regular-season schedule with a 20-6 overall record and a 9-3 mark in the Wisconsin Valley Legion League.Logan Johnson had three hits, and Nolan Matson and Mitch Susa each had two hits and four RBIs for Marshfield.Bobby Pilz earned the win on the mound.Marshfield is off until it begins Class AAA regional action on Tuesday at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point. The Blue Devils will play Wisconsin Rapids in their first-round matchup. The double-elimination tournament — with a berth in the state Class AAA tournament in Watertown on the line — will continue through Friday, July 24.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Superb new look for SAS – first pictures and video

first_imgSAS has unveiled its stunning new look which is crisp and sharp.The airline touts it as a symbol of its modernisation with new Airbus A350 and A320neo aircraft, which bring huge fuel savings.READ: Vietnam Airlines pilots fail to lower landing gear Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO at SAS said: “The new livery design is a symbol of our future, a more sustainable and a competitive future for SAS, but one that also embraces our heritage.”More details here.Introducing our new look! A visual symbol of SAS modernizing our fleet and bringing the most fuel efficient planes, the @Airbus A320neo and A350 to our travelers. Painting out a more sustainable aviation future. Experience the new livery: https://t.co/RaAweEuVre #flysas #aviation pic.twitter.com/KmmjpAD8PN— SAS – Scandinavian Airlines (@SAS) September 19, 2019last_img read more

Updated: You Can’t Keep ‘Em Down: Boxee Brings Hulu Back

first_imgRelated Posts Just a few weeks ago, we reported that Hulu had pulled all of its content from Boxee, a popular cross-platform media player. However, as one could almost expect, Boxee, which has yet to work out a new deal with Hulu, found an easy workaround and Hulu’s content is now back on Boxee. The company now simply routes Hulu’s public RSS feeds to a new feed reader plugin in Boxee. Update: Looks like we were wrong about Hulu’s ability to keep Boxee down. According to a statement on Boxee’s blog, Hulu has now blocked Boxee’s browser from accessing the service.Update 2 (8:20pm PST): According to the latest Twitter update from Boxee, Hulu on Boxee should now be working again, but at least for us, that was not yet the case. Clearly, Hulu and Boxee are currently playing a cat-and-mouse game, which is really a shame, because both companies are offering great services. Hulu is probably under a lot of pressure from its licensing partners to prevent Boxee from being able to display their content on a TV screen (of course, for quite a few users, that line is already completely blurred anyway). In the long run, this is going to only make Hulu and its partners look foolish, but for now, the game continues…Boxee also released a new version of its player today, which includes a new application store (the ‘App Box’) that allows users to easily install new apps and plugins. Boxee’s application is now also able to auto-update itself whenever a new version is released.Hulu is BackWe had a chance to test Boxee‘s new Hulu integration today, and while it is billed as a workaround and not quite as pretty as Boxee’s previous implementation, it actually turned out to be a very workable solution. All the shows are lined up in alphabetical order and while Boxee clearly overlays its own user interface over the Hulu flash player, you actually have to look very closely to see this. Tags:#RSS Readers#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market App BoxThe main addition to Boxee’s feature line-up in this new version, however, is the new built-in app store/plugin repository. Unlike other app stores, Boxee uses a model that is similar to that of many Linux distributions: Boxee lets you add your own repositories to the mix, so that you are never locked in to the service’s official selection of application. We can’t help but wonder if this won’t allow some enterprising developers to create another Hulu app that replicates Boxee’s old Hulu integration. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

We Really Don’t Need No Stinkin’ DVDs: Netflix Introduces Streaming-Only Plan in U.S.

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts mike melanson Apparently, the dam has finally burst and the camel’s back has broke – Netflix has begun offering a streaming-only option to its U.S. users. The plan, which will match Hulu’s recently-introduced $7.99 streaming video price point, will offer unlimited streaming of TV episodes and movies via any Netflix-enabled device, without the envelopes and mailboxes. Previously, the cheapest Netflix plan was $8.99 for unlimited streaming with one DVD out at a time. This is no longer available and instead, users can sign up for the new $7.99 streaming-only plan, or for $2 more can get one DVD sent to them at a time.Just one month ago new, we wrote that Netflix was considering streaming-only as an option for U.S. users. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had said that “When there is demand, it will make sense for us to meet that demand for streaming only.” Two weeks later, we took another look at Netflix’s quarterly report and determined that the streaming-only option was inevitable. Forrester analyst James McQuivey had pointed out on Paid Content that streaming-only  had become the delivery method of the majority of its users. As a matter of fact, today’s press release by the company starts out with an acknowledgement that “its members [are] now watching more content streamed over the Internet than on discs delivered by mail.”“We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the Internet,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO.  “Today’s action reflects the tremendous customer value we’ve injected into streaming from Netflix, our initial success with a pure streaming service in Canada for $7.99 a month and what our U.S. members tell us they want.”For those of you who are like me – who consume the majority of their content on devices like their Roku box, their iPhone or iPad sitting in the airport, or on their netbook – the day has finally come. Say it with me – we don’t need no stinking DVDs. The only question now is, do you choose Netflix or Hulu? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Breaking#news#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Military judge frees Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher citing prosecution interference

first_img AP, KUSI Newsroom, Military judge frees Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher citing prosecution interference Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitter May 30, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL facing a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner was freed Thursday from custody after a military judge cited interference by prosecutors.The unexpected move drew gasps from those at a hearing in a San Diego courtroom in which lawyers for Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher sought to get the case dismissed for prosecutorial misconduct.Gallagher’s wife, Andrea, who has led a campaign to free her husband, put her head in her hands and burst into tears.The judge, Capt. Aaron Rugh, has not ruled yet on whether to throw out the case or remove prosecutors over tracking emails sent to defense lawyers and a journalist in an effort to find the source of news leaks in the politically charged case. He said freeing Gallagher at this point would be a remedy for interference by prosecutors.Attorney Tim Parlatore accused prosecutors of a “rogue, relentless, and unlawful cyber campaign” that may have violated attorney-client privilege and hurt Gallagher’s ability to get a fair trial.Efforts to get the case thrown out come as President Donald Trump considers pardoning several service members accused of war crimes, including Gallagher. Gallagher faces trial June 10.Trump previously got Gallagher removed from the brig and transferred to better custody conditions at a Navy hospital.During the hearing Thursday, Rugh indicated he was kept in the dark by prosecutors about the email monitoring.Rugh said prosecutors had told him privately they planned to embed code in what he believed to be a court document to help them find the source of leaks. But he said he didn’t have the power to authorize such an investigative tool, and wasn’t told they planned to plant the code in emails to defense lawyers or a journalist.Rugh said he thought prosecutors were coordinating the investigation with the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego. Rugh said he wasn’t aware that a federal prosecutor told the military prosecutor to make sure they had the judge’s approval before launching the tracking effort.Parlatore withdrew his motion to have the judge removed from the case after learning he had not authorized the scheme.The lead prosecutor downplayed the move at a related hearing earlier in the day. Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak said the code recorded nothing more than where and when email messages were opened by recipients that included a journalist for the Navy Times.Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of an injured teenage militant in Iraq in 2017 and attempted murder for allegedly picking off civilians from a sniper’s perch.His platoon supervisor, Lt. Jacob Portier, is fighting charges of conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly conducting Gallagher’s re-enlistment ceremony next to the militant’s corpse.Defense lawyer Jeremiah J. Sullivan III, who represents Portier, said there was no probable cause for the tracking effort, which was discovered in an unusual logo of an American flag with a bald eagle perched on the scales of justice beneath Czaplak’s signature.Czaplak said the tracking ended May 10 after he was confronted by defense lawyers and acknowledged the effort in a closed-door hearing. He disclosed no other details at the time.On Thursday Czaplak said the emails contained code similar to what marketers use to see when an email is opened and what device was used to open it.“It’s still a web bug and it’s still unethical,” Sullivan said.The judge in Portier’s case, Capt. Jonathan Stephens, said from what he had seen the tracking effort wasn’t able to view the contents of any emails.Several experts testified that the code embedded in a signature line in the emails collected information on internet protocol addresses and could tell what web browser was being used, the duration it was open and could see if the message had been forwarded. But the information couldn’t generally be used to identify a specific person or capture content.RELATED STORY: Judge does not rule on motions to dismiss charges in the case of Navy SEAL Eddie GallagherJosiah Roloff, a data forensics examiner from Spokane, Washington, said the code is typically used by marketing companies and he’s seen it used in undercover investigations. But he said he’s never seen it used to target defense lawyers.Gallagher’s wife posted a picture and some additional information to her Instagram page.The caption reads:LEGAL UPDATE ????Warning: READ TO THE END!!! ••After more than 5 hours of argument we will return tomorrow at noon to pursue motion to DISMISS. ????????‍⚖️••What we learned from the government is Connor McMahon has been ordered by his Marine command that he was not allowed to attend this hearing and that we should not expect to see him at any further court proceedings… #droppinglikeflies ???????????? ••We were also notified, from the witness stand by an NCIS investigator, that a criminal investigation into leaks of our civilian lawyers, other lawyers within the military on other cases, AND a member of the MEDIA~ is ONGOING, although they admit they have found NOTHING! So the prosecution has lied, continuously stating that it’s not ongoing. ????????••We have confirmed, as we have suspected all along, that almost every individual involved in the spying overseen by Commander Chris Czaplak is startlingly incompetent – or willfully ignorant.????????????••And finally, because the prosecution was UNABLE to produce necessary witnesses, AND because, as recognized by the Judge, the prosecution has VIOLATED Eddie’s 6th Amendment rights…EDDIE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM ALL PRETRIAL RESTRAINT~ #FREEEDDIE ••We will continue to fight together as a family as it should have been all along!!!!! ????????????????????” Posted: May 30, 2019 Updated: 5:03 PM AP, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more