Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns: Davis, West Virginia

first_imgDavis is perhaps the region’s best year-round adventure hub, in the heart of Tucker County, West Va. During the winter, the town and surrounding Canaan Valley receives around 150 inches of snowfall, making it one of the top snowsports destinations in the South. Two of Appalachia’s best resorts are within striking distance of Davis.During the warmer months, Davis is a world-class mountain biking and hiking destination, with epic singletrack in Canaan Valley, Blackwater Falls State Park, and Monongahela National Forest.At an elevation of 3,200 feet, the small mountain town of Davis, West Virginia, was once home to a bustling logging industry. Today outdoor recreation and tourism drives Davis’s economy and attracts visitors from around the world. It’s also an up-and-coming microbrew scene.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? The Dolly Sods Wilderness area, a crown jewel of the Monongahela National Forest, affords hikers entrance into a remote wilderness setting where elevations vary from 2,700 to over 4,500 feet, and the ecosystems are more reminiscent of those found in southern Canada.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!davis-trail-sign-ablast_img read more

Grenada opposition leader highlights plight of workers

first_img Share Dr Keith Mitchell.ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada’s opposition leader, Dr Keith Mitchell, says he is deeply concerned that, in addition to the high rate of unemployment, those who are lucky enough to have full time or part time employment are often forced to work for starvation wages, while a very select few continue to enjoy the fruits of their labour and the fat of the land.Mitchell noted that under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, public workers are now being forced to live on 2006 wages in 2012, while workers in the debushing programme had to suffer the indignity of seeing their daily rates significantly reduced. He said that these actions can only be described as unconscionable at a time when so many people are finding it difficult to make ends meet and are suffering the effects of increasing levels of poverty. Mitchell said that, while all this is happening, the government continues the practice of awarding highly paid contracts to members of a small privileged group, many of whom do not produce in accordance with the level of their salaries and perks.He added that the continuation of this situation would condemn more and more Grenadians to poverty and misery, and therefore called on the government to take note and urgently take measures to prevent an impending social and economic disaster.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Grenada opposition leader highlights plight of workers by: – April 5, 2012 8 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Winter swimming competition in Sarajevo

first_imgOn Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 March, the Winter Junior Swimming Championship of BiH will be held on the Olympic Swimming Pool in Otoka, Sarajevo.Eighteen club and 241 competitors will participate at the championship.On 16 March, at 9 a.m. the competition will start and at 4.45 there will be an opening ceremony, and on 17 March at 2 p.m. there will be a closing ceremony.The organiser of the Championship is the swimming club ‘Bosna’ in cooperation with Public institution ‘Olympic Swimming Pool Otoka’ Sarajevo.last_img