Woman who posted video of herself feeding black bear may face jail time

first_imgBody of missing Asheville hiker Chad Seger found Woman missing in Zion National Park for 12 days is found alive After Seger’s body was located, his family gathered near the search area to thank first responders. “We found him yesterday. It wasn’t what we wanted, but our minds are at ease,” Chad’s sister Chelsea told ABC 13 News. “I just wanted to thank Team 57. They found him. They pulled him out and they did their job.”  A California woman who went missing in Zion National Park while on vacation has been found alive after she was lost in the park for 12 days. Holly Courtier, 38, injured her head on a tree while exploring the park and became disoriented, her family said. She survived by staying close to water until rescuers could located and reach her. When rescuers did eventually track down Courtier, she was so dehydrated that she could take only one or two steps before collapsing. The body of missing hiker Chad Seger, of Asheville, was found Tuesday afternoon in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest, search and rescue officials said. The body was found in an off-trail area near the Art Loeb Trail. The cause of Seger’s death has not yet been determined. “The overwhelming desire to have a close encounter with a black bear is strangely more powerful than common sense,” Sevier County Wildlife Sgt. David Saxton told CNN. “Many people intentionally feed bears with little regard for the dire consequences to the bears and humans they leave behind.”center_img A woman who filmed herself intentionally feeding a black bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and posted the video to Tik Tok, may face up to six months in jail, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said. The 21-year-old woman from Virginia has been charged with illegally feeding a bear, a Class B Misdemeanor. Woman who posted video of herself feeding black bear may face jail time “She was very disoriented… and thankfully ended up near a water source—a riverbed,” Kailey Chambers, Courtier’s daughter, said in a statement. “She thought her best chance of survival was to stay next to a water source.”  Photo courtesy of Getty Images – by MattCudalast_img read more

Wood-Mizer seeks additional Batesville property

first_imgBatesville, In.— Batesville Area Planning Commission has recommended approval by city council of rezoning a 10 acre plot near Wood-Mizer. Wood-Mizer has quickly occupied the 79,000 square-foot facility that was built in 2015 and is looking for long-term expansion options.The land is being purchased from the Leila M. Kelly Special Trust.Wood-Mizer is a worldwide company based in Indiana with branch offices in 5 continents and 100 distributors. The company produces products to increase profitability and promote sustainability in the timber industry.The sale of the land has not closed.last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: England drops Joe Cokanasiga for Scotland clash

first_imgHenry Slade, Ben Moon and Mark Wilson are the other players to be recalled by Eddie Jones, with Ben Te’o, Ellis Genge and Brad Shields dropping to the bench.England can still win the championship by beating Scotland, providing Wales loses to Ireland on Saturday. A victory for Wales would secure a Grand Slam for Warren Gatland’s men, while Ireland also has a chance of retaining the Six Nations title if it triumphs in Cardiff.Your England team to face @Scotlandteam on Saturday in the #GuinnessSixNationsFull preview https://t.co/JhFUWgmbgF#ENGvSCO #CarryThemHome pic.twitter.com/sL014nXlRT— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) March 14, 2019″It is the last week of the tournament so it’s exciting,” Jones said. “It will be a fascinating finish to the championship with three teams that can win it and we are playing against one of our most traditional foes in Scotland for the Calcutta Cup.”Scotland is a difficult side. They are always at you, they play with a lot of enthusiasm and effort and have got a lot of attacking strings to their bow.”Finn Russell is an exceptional player at 10 and they have got some pace on the outside so we are going to have to defend really well against them.”Starting number nine Ben Youngs will become England’s most capped scrum-half on Saturday, overtaking Danny Care with his 85th outing. Joe Cokanasiga has been dropped from England’s matchday 23 for its final Six Nations game against Scotland, despite turning in a man-of-the-match display against Italy last weekend.Cokanasiga was a standout performer on his full tournament debut as England overpowered Italy, but the Bath wing does not even make the bench on this occasion as Jack Nowell returns. “It is a fantastic achievement,” added Jones. “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work and [it is] something he and his family will be really proud of. I am sure he will do the shirt great justice.”England team to face Scotland: Elliot Daly, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May, Owen Farrell (captain), Ben Youngs; Ben Moon, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Joe Launchbury, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola.Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Ellis Genge, Dan Cole, Brad Shields, Nathan Hughes, Ben Spencer, George Ford, Ben Te’o.last_img read more

Mostar : XIII International Boxing Tournament on 25 April

first_imgBoxing club ‘Mostar’ is the host of the 13th International Youth Boxing Tournament – Mostar 2013 which will be held from 25 to 27 April in the great hall of University Sports Centre ‘Midhat Hujdur Hujka’ in the Northern camp, reports Fena.The opening ceremony and quarter-finals will be held on 25 April at 6 p.m., semi-finals on 26 April at 6 p.m. and finals on 27 April at 11 a.m.According to the manager of the boxing club ‘Mostar’ Samir Sefo, at the tournament apart from BiH, 12 other countries participate: The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Scotland, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and for the first time Russia.Sefo noted that there were more applications for participation but the organisers could not organise bigger event.Manager of BC Mostar and coach Hamid Šemić noted that BiH team will be represented by all state champions that participated at the last championship which was held in Ilidža, and so Elvir Šendro from BC Mostar will participate at the tournament.‘It is a great honour to participate for our team. I am ready and I expect the same result as last year’s, when I won the first place’ said to journalists Šendro.The tournament is organised by BC Mostar and sponsored by Boxing Association of BIH according to the rules of the European Boxing Confederation.(photo:fflfitness)last_img read more

Oxford University Study Go Ahead Give Kids More Screen Time

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. You’re not a bad parent for letting kids watch hours of television and play endless mobile games, according to Oxford University.A new study, conducted by researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University, suggests existing rules for managing children’s digital media time may be misguided.Case in point: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) propose limiting screen time to two hours a day for young children. But the research team don’t agree.Over the course of a month (and some 20,000 telephone interviews with parents), analysts assessed the relationship between kids’ technology use and wellbeing. That includes caregiver attachment, impact on emotional resilience, curiosity, and positive effect.The results, as reported by the University of Oxford, suggest that restricting toddlers’ digital device use is “not necessarily beneficial.”Participants aged two to five, whose technology consumption conforms to AAP’s directive, showed slightly higher levels of resilience, according to the study. But, that was balanced by lower levels of positive affect.This research follows the Oxford team’s recent paper disputing digital device guidelines for teens, and proposing that a moderate amount of screen time—the so-called “Goldilocks” period—might actually boost teenage prosperity.Similarly, some screen usage above the recommended limits may be good for tots.“Taken together, our findings suggest that there is little or no support for the theory that digital screen use, on its own, is bad for young children’s psychological wellbeing,” lead author Andrew Pryzbylski, of the Oxford Internet Institute, said in a statement.“If anything, our findings suggest the broader family context—how parents set rules about digital screen time, and if they’re actively engaged in exploring the digital world together—are more important than the raw screen time,” he added.The whole situation feels a bit hypocritical: After all, adults are glued to their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. So why should we expect children to be any different?“Given that we cannot put the digital genie back in the bottle, it is incumbent on researchers to conduct rigorous, up-to-date research that identifies mechanisms by and the extent to which screen-time exposure might affect children,” co-author Netta Weinstein, a senior lecturer in psychology at Cardiff University, said.Future research, Pryzbylski suggested, should focus on how turning digital devices into a social tool can affect—for better or worse—children’s psychological wellbeing, curiosity, and bonds.Read more in the Oxford University paper, published this month in the journal Child Development. Stay on targetcenter_img J.D. Salinger Works Finally Released as E-BooksIt May Soon Be Illegal For NYC Bosses to Contact Employees Out of Hours last_img read more