Climate coverage difficult, but journalists shouldn’t opt out

first_imgNot so long ago it appeared that a U.S. cap-and-trade bill was well on its way to becoming reality. But then came the “Climategate” emails and increased political opposition, particularly in the Senate, to taking action. While public worries over the impacts of climate change had once been climbing, they’ve since fallen to levels lower than they were 20 years ago.This was the context of “Climate Policy and Politics: Covering Conflict in the Capital, Copenhagen and Beyond,” a discussion panel featuring Eric Pooley, a former Shorenstein Fellow and current deputy editor of‘s BusinessWeek and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post. Other participants included Cristine Russell and Henry Lee of the Belfer Center‘s Environment and Natural Resources Program and Alex S. Jones of the Shorenstein Center.To read morelast_img read more

Signed Agreement on cooperation in the implementation of the Operational Plan for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County

first_imgFor the purpose of further development of cyclotourism as an important selective form of tourism in the Šibenik-Knin County, the Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism of the Šibenik-Knin County for the period until the end of 2020 has been prepared.The Operational Plan (OP) for the development of cycling tourism in Šibenik-Knin County is based on the Action Plan for the development of cycling tourism in the Republic of Croatia and the Master Plan of Šibenik-Knin County. The operational plan analyzes the current state of cycling tourism in our county, conducted research on all important characteristics of the external and internal environment in order to identify factors that may determine the further development of cycling, defined goals for cycling tourism and identified development projects, all in order to position Šibenik- Knin County as a desirable cycling tourist destination.In Šibenik-Knin County over 2400 km of groomed bike & hike trails Photo: Šibenik-Knin Tourist BoardWith ninety bike paths with a total of 2450 kilometers (90 bike paths and 15 routes), this region has become an attractive destination for cyclists in the last two years. A website has been launched for the needs of cycling tourism Bike & Hike which in a great way provides all the necessary information, from bike paths, destinations, accommodation in family accommodation, as well as additional services needed by cyclists. It is extremely important that all bike paths are made according to the standards of the profession and all are marked as well as connected with accommodation in family accommodation and additional tourist offer.The director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, Željana Šikić, emphasized the importance of developing cyclotourism for extending the tourist season in our area. “We are currently in the second year of implementation of the cyclotourism development project in Šibenik-Knin County, and so far trails and routes have been traced and categorized in the entire county. They are prepared for the beginning as a base from which we will later develop other trails. We divided the bike paths in Šibenik-Knin County through 5 sub-regions, and all paths are circular. Each subregion has three trails by category, road, mountain and recreational, and of course everything starts from signalization ” pointed out recently for the portal Šikić and added that in the beginning they looked long-term and quality, and for that it was first necessary to make all the infrastructural prerequisites, as well as prepare a complete tourist product before any promotion of Šibenik-Knin County as a cycling destination.”Šibenik-Knin County is the first coastal county to adopt an operational plan for the development of cycling tourism”, Said Mirela Srkoč Šenkinc from CikloProm, who drafted the OP, emphasizing that cyclotourism is one of the segments in which to invest systematically.All signatories of the Agreement were involved in the development of the Operational Plan, namely the Public Institution Development Agency of Šibenik-Knin County, Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County, Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, 5 cities and 15 municipalities of Šibenik-Knin County, Ministry of Interior of affairs – Šibenik-Knin Police Department, Hrvatske ceste – Šibenik Technical Office, Šibenik-Knin County Road Administration and cycling clubs: Adrion Oros, Fortica, Kamenar, Faust Vrančić, Primošten, Krka, Petar Svačić and Mountain Bike Club The Eagle Circle.last_img read more

Matt Davenport takes the upset win, and 2013 mountain bike crown

first_imgGilmore finished in 1:07:00, and Jansen van Rensberg took third in 1:15:40. Fourth went to Dawit Feyissa in 1:16.28, and rounding out the top five was Gary Hilderman as he clocked in at 1:21:51.Kevin Shaw found himself in sixth with a time of 1:26:15, Davide Loro was seventh as he crossed the line in 1:27:55, Pat Ferris registered a time of 1:31:20 for eighth place, and ninth went to Sam Keats in 1:39:45.The next event for the Blizzard Bike Club goes Thursday evening at 6:30 with a cyclo cross event at North Peace Secondary School.- Advertisement –last_img

Arsenal target first European final in 12 years as they host Atletico Madrid in Europa League

first_img Tags: europa league Olympique Marseille vs Red Bull SalzburgStade Velodrome, MarseillleThursday, 24-04-2018 @10:05pmReferee: William Collum (Sco).Marseille battle Red Bull Salzburg for a place the Europa League final after meeting for the first time in this season’s group stage.  The Austrians managed to pick four points when they met Marseille in the group stage winning 1-0 at home before a goal-less stalemate at the Stade Vélodrome.Marseille and Salzburg met in the group stages this seasonExperienced goal-keeper Steve Mandanda and young defender Boubacar Kamara are the players on the sidelines for the Olympians. The hardworking Hiroki Sakai suffered a knock in the first leg tie against RB Leipzig and he is also expected to miss out.For the Austrians, Diadie Samassekou is available for selection after serving his one match suspension. Therefore, Salzburg manager Marco Rose has a full-fit squad at his disposal.Both teams were part of memorable comebacks in the quarter finals. Marseille overturned a 1-0 defeat at Leipzig with a thumping 5-2 home win while Salzburg knocked out Lazio with a 4-1 home win after a 4-2 loss in Rome. Marseille are unbeaten at home in this season’s Europa League carrying over from the qualification stages. They won 7 of their 8 games at the Vélodrome and the only team to deny them a victory is their semifinal opponent. Salzburg have a decent away record in this season’s Europa League. They were unbeaten until the defeat at Lazio with 3 wins and 3 draws from the previous 6 games. The important point is that they scored 2 goals in the three away knockout games.Marseille’s record against Austrian clubs is 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses from six matches. At home, they are unbeaten with a win and 2 draws. Salzburg’s record against French sides is 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from six games. They won, drew and lost 1 each from 3 outings on French soil.Rudi Garcia has seen an improvement in results at the French club since the turn of the yearSalzburg will know that the win and draw in the groups against Marseille counts for nothing at this stage and when you look at how Rudi Garcia’s men have improved since last year, it will be difficult to stop them especially in the first leg at the Velodrome.Prediction: Marseille to win by two more clear goals.Comments Arsene Wenger hopes to end his Arsenal reign with a European trophyArsenal vs Atletico MadridEmirates Stadium, LondonThursday, 24-04-2018 @10:05pmReferee: Clement Turpin (Fra).Arsenal will head into their first ever meeting with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid hoping that they can make it to a seventh European final and one which is most certainly the last under the stewardship of legendary manager Arsene Wenger. If they can get passed the team from Madrid, Wenger will have led the Gunners into a third final on the continent despite losing all the first two.Arsenal are appearing in their eighth European semi-final – they have progressed from six of the previous seven, only failing to reach the final in 2008-09 in the Champions League when they lost to Manchester United.The Gunners have Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Petr Cech available after they all missed Sunday’s 4-1 win against West Ham United in the league. Santi Cazorla, Muhammad Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan remain out for Arsene Wenger’s men.  Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ineligible for Arsenal, having played for Dortmund earlier Europe.Mesut Ozil is one of three Arsenal first team players returning from injuryFor Atletico Madrid, their striker  Striker Diego Costa has been named in a 20-man squad for the trip despite boss Diego Simeone saying at the weekend that the Spain forward had no chance of being fit for the game at Emirates Stadium because of a hamstring injury.  Full-back Juanfran will miss Thursday’s game because of  injury.Having announced he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, the Europa League is Wenger’s final chance to win a major trophy at the club and he will face his 125th different opponent as Arsenal boss – he has only lost his first match against 10 of the previous 124. Arsenal have scored 29 goals in the Europa League this season, more than any other side. In only one previous European campaign have the Gunners scored more, netting 30 in 1999-2000 when they competed in both the Champions League and the Uefa Cup. Atletico Madrid have scored 15 goals in their six Europa League games this season, giving them the best goals-per-game average in the competition (2.5). Diego Simeone is yet to lose an away European match in England as Atletico manager (W1 D2), with one win and a draw against Chelsea and a draw with Leicester City.The Arsenal players will be licking their lips about the prospect of giving Wenger a perfect send off and will fancy their chances against an Atletico Madrid side that very much looks a shadow of a force they were a couple of seasons ago. At the Emirates, Arsenal can very much topple any oppositions and i think they will defeat Diego Simone’s men.Prediction: Arsenal to win but with a slim margin.last_img read more