Tenkara Fishing and Canyoneering in the Blue Ridge

first_imgCanyoneering the steep canyons and boulder-strewn creeks of the Blue Ridge mountains around the Pisgah National Forest isn’t the way most people choose to go fishing. Well, Blue Ridge Outdoors contributor Graham Averill, BRO’s Dusty Allison and Tenkara USA‘s Daniel Galhardo aren’t your typical fishermen.They teamed up with Pura Vida Adventures and braved temps in the 30s and pouring rain to catch North Carolina native brook trout from tiny pools this weekend. Look for Averill’s full report in the July issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors, but here’s a sneak preview of their awesome adventure.last_img

Guardiola at a loss to explain Man City defeats

first_imgChampions Liverpool have lost twice in the league all season.”We’re leading in goals. We create a lot of chances,” said Guardiola, who lost a third straight away league game for the first time in his managerial career.”We’re a team who concede less — no team conceded as few chances as us but we lost a lot of games.”It’s difficult even for me to find a reason why but you have to insist and talk about the game, the way they play and try to do more, concede as few as possible and score up front.” Topics : Guardiola backed City to return to winning ways at home against Newcastle United on Wednesday.”I have confidence we can do it because we are the same guys and we did it in previous seasons,” he added.”This season the way we are playing is quite similar but it is not enough to win the games.” center_img Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is struggling to understand why his team score so many goals and limit the opposition to so few chances but have still lost nine Premier League matches this season.City, who relinquished the league title to Liverpool, lost 1-0 at Southampton on Sunday despite dominating possession (73%) and peppering the Saints goal with more than 20 shots.Striker Che Adams sealed victory for 13th-placed Southampton and condemned City, who beat Liverpool 4-0 in their last game, to a third successive league defeat away from home.last_img read more

US Embassy warns of tender scam

first_imgThe United States (US) Embassy is warning the public of an ongoing tender scam using its name to fraudulently obtained monies from local businesses for alleged contracts.According to the Georgetown-based embassy on Thursday, it has been made aware of the scam whereby an individual going by the name of Ronnel Fisher is using the embassy’s name and logo to target businesses for the provision of solar generators and equipment.To this end, the foreign mission is urging businesses that if they receive a tender request from a “Ronnel Fisher, Tender Section of the Embassy of the United States” from the following email addresses: usa@embassytenderdep.com or usa@embassytenders.com or info@embassytenders.com,” DO NOT ACT on this request.According to the statement, the US Government’s procurement procedures follow strict regulations outlined in the US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).“If you receive an email from any company or individual claiming to represent the US Embassy Georgetown, be cautious. If you get an email from a company or individual asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government.  There is NO FEE to register for publicly advertised tenders by US Embassy Georgetown,” the embassy said.The US Embassy is also asking anyone or companies receiving such emails to notify the Embassy via email at: GeorgetownRSO@state.gov.last_img read more