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A Thru-Hiker’s Favorite Winter Gear

first_imgWhen the temperature dips below freezing, most of us hang up our backpacking gear and turn to more comfy pursuits, like Netflix marathons. Jack Schroeder, an A.T. thru-hiker and life-long backpacker sees the cold weather as an invitation for adventure. “Winter is my favorite time to go backpacking,” he says. “The views are often better, hiking in the snow is a blast, and I just like the cold air.”Schroeder teaches winter backpacking courses through Diamond Brand in Asheville. “People tell me about the coldest night they ever spent in the woods and how miserable it was. But if you have the right gear, you can stay warm and avoid shivering through the night.”Schroeder’s tip for staying warm on extra cold nights: “Heat water and fill your water bladder with it. Get in your sleeping bag and hug the water.”Here, Schroeder talks about the winter backpacking gear that has kept him warm, even when temperatures hit zero in the backcountry.Three-Layer SystemThis is my layering system that works for sleeping, hiking and just hanging out. I start with Ice Breaker Oasis long sleeve top and leggings, made from Merino wool ($90). The mid-layer is Patagonia’s R1 Fleece, full zip ($159), and on top of that I put the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer. It’s the lightest weight full featured jacket I’ve found, with 800-fill down that’s only seven ounces and really packable. They’ve treated the down with DWR coating to help it shed water. It works. ($350)ghost-whisperer_fixKeen Saltzman ($130)Even in the winter, I like to keep it fast and light with a low-cut hiking boot. But waterproof upper is key. I used this boot on my thru-hike, and hiked over 2,200 miles without a blister.keen-saltzmanlow_fixWestern Mountaineering UltraLite ($485)You want a good bag and a good pad. Those are the two keys to staying warm at night. Not all bags perform the same, even if they have the same rating. This is a 20-degree bag, the highest quality of bag on the market, and it’s under two pounds. If you’re not worried about weight, go down to the 10-degree down bag.ultralite2016-side-openTherm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite ($129)A lot of people think they can get away with a cheap pad, but 60 percent of body heat escapes through the ground. This pad is really warm and weighs only 12 ounces for the full length.�Earl HarperMSR Hubba Hubba NX-2 ($399)It’s a two-person, double wall tent. You don’t need a true four-season single wall tent in the South. I’ve been through the worst weather in this tent and still came out dry. It even holds up well under snow pack. And it fits two people and their packs really well.©Earl HarperMerrell Capra IceWaterproof Hiking Boot ($130)Built for rugged, aggressive hikes, the Capra climbs like a mountain goat thanks to its grippy tread and lightweight, agile construction. The 4.5-mm lugs and Vibram Arctic Grip provide outstanding traction on snow and ice, and the breathable, waterproof construction keeps toes toasty without overheating.mrlm-j35799-121415-f16-032_fixSecur Products 5005 Waterproof Bluetooth Flashlight ($99)This LED flashlight, USB charger, and Bluetooth speaker is contained in one rugged waterproof device, powered by a lithium-ion battery that plays 28 hours of music and keeps the long nights of winter brightly illuminated.sp-5005_product_aMission Radiantactive Running Performance Midweight Gloves ($40)These dual-layer, carbon-infused fleece gloves retain 20% more heat and are touch-screen compatible. The gloves are flexible yet provide a secure grip. Perfect for trail running, the Mission gloves provide excellent warmth while still remaining lightweight, flexible, and pliant.51p5oaih34lAMPware Rechargeable Smartphone Case ($80)Solar charging isn’t always possible. Hand crank this case for five minutes, and you have an hour of normal use.ampwareOsprey SKARAB 24 ($100)A classic day pack, the Skarab is lightweight, versatile, and voluminous. The harness and hipbelt spread the load evenly, and front access panel means you never have to dig for anything buried at the bottom.1388047_601_mainlast_img read more

The new Minister of Tourism and Sports is Dr. sc. Nikolina Brnjac

first_imgIntermodal transport systems, 2012Engineering and technological calculations in railway transport, 2009 Invited lecturer: 2019. Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Secretary of State2017. Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, State Secretary for Transport2016. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Intermodal TransportAssociate Professor of:Integral and intermodal systems (undergraduate study)Integral and intermodal transport (graduate study)Development and investment management (graduate study)Geo-traffic analysis of traffic flows (doctoral study)2016 – 2017 Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Special Adviser to the Minister2015. Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Association for Intermodal Transport and Logistics2015. European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, evaluator for Horizon 2020 COV2 projects07/016 / audit, monitoring and evaluation from the transport and logistics sector2010 – 2017 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Head of the Department of Intermodal Transport2002 – 2010 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, assistant It’s official. As of today, the new Minister of Tourism and Sports is Dr. sc. Nikolina Brnjac. Croatia has at its disposal a number of experienced experts who will surely want to help, but you just need to ask them. Today more than ever, we need less policy, and more synergies and a focus on market development. Ultimately, form is the least important, what we need is the efficiency and productivity of the entire country, including the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the CNTB. And it’s all down to people and politics. University textbooks: “The role and importance of intermodal transport in the freight transport market”; UNIZG, Zagreb, May 17, 5″Analysis of the possibility of developing the Croatian Railways system with reference to intermodality”; Croatian Chamber of Commerce, April 16, 2013″Supply chain risks”; LOMI, Krapina 2014″The role of human capital in the management of supply chains or logistics systems”; SCO Logistics, LOGIN 07, 2014. As always, I personally believe that everyone has the right to a chance, including the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, and time will show how the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will function from now on. Professional career: Academic activity: Field of interest: Chalmers University, Technology Management and Economics Gothenburg, Sweden (since 2011)Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (since 2012)Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (since 2013)Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (since 2015) POWA (Ports and waterways) 2007 – 2011ZIRP (Science and Development in Transport) 2014, 2015 and 2017 According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Brnjac has so far held the position of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and three years ago she also held the position of State Secretary in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.center_img Organizing committee member: 2005 – 2009 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Transport and transport technology dr. Sc.2002–2005 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Traffic and transport technology mr. sc.1997 – 2002 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Railway B.Sc. ing.1996 – 2001 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences PiT B.Sc. ing. Interestingly, so far the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, at least according to official data, has no experience in the tourism sector, which has provoked negative reactions from the tourism profession. So the new minister faces a great challenge to prove herself and earn the trust of the profession. Surrounding yourself with experienced and professional people, especially those from the real sector, is a winning combination for every minister, including a new minister. We need a leader and a manager who will know how to arrange all the pieces of our tourist mosaic. Especially in the coming period, when the reform of the entire tourism sector and a new modern tourism paradigm for the 21st century are expected. INTRANSLAW (International Conference on Transport and Insurance) 2015 and 2017 Holder of numerous research projects; among others: Development Fund of the University of Zagreb, South East Europe – Transnational Cooperation Program, Marco Polo Study – GO RAIL GO GREEN, COWANDA – SEE – The CO-WANDA, South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Program (SEE) EU; CBA of Railway Industrial Section, Faculty of Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Interreg CADSES project ADRIATIC3S (funding: Phare program).  Member of the Scientific Committee: Intermodal transport systems, logistics processes in intermodal transport, development of intermodal terminals, railwaytransport, location of intermodal terminals Education: Round table organizer and moderator: Photo: FB Nikolina Brnjac, Illustration: HrTurizam.hr Editor of the collection of papers “Valorization of the intermodal logistics corridor Ploče – Mostar – Sarajevo – Vukovar (Central Adriatic – Danube)”; HAZU, 2014 and “Supply Chain Management”; Polytechnic of Hrvatsko zagorje, Krapina, 2015 and author of more than 50 scientific papers and professional articles in the field of intermodal transport and logistics in national and international journals.last_img read more

Cricket News Seven Balls, Seven Consecutive Sixes! Yes, This Happened In T20 Match Between Afghanistan And Zimbabwe

first_imgNew Delhi: When one takes about consecutive sixes in Twenty20 Internationals, Yuvraj Singh’s decimation of Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20 clash in Durban comes to light. Yuvraj smashed six sixes in one over bowled by Broad and it was the third instance in cricket where this feat was achieved. However, in the game between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Saturday, a unique event was witnessed in which seven balls witnessed seven consecutive sixes. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah had started building a partnership and Tendai Chatara was bowling the 17th over. Aftr the first two balls went for singles, the third ball was a short ball from Chatara and Nabi dispatched it over deep square leg for the first six. The fourth ball was full but Nabi punched a flat six straight down the ground. The fifth ball completed the hat-trick of sixes as Nabi thumped a full toss over deep midwicket for a six. The sixth ball witnessed the fourth six in the over and Nabi thumped the delivery inside out over extra cover. Having seen Nabi hit four consecutive sixes, it was the turn of Najibullah to get going and he decided to target Neville Madziva. The bowler bowled the first delivery short and Najibullah pummelled the pull shot to deep square leg. The second delivery resulted in the sixth consecutive six as Najibullah swatted a short ball to deep square leg for yet anither six. The seventh consecutive six was completed in the third ball as Najibullah scooped a full toss over fine leg for a six. The carnage ended when the batsman sliced a full and wide ball to deep backward point for a boundary and he notched up his fifty off 22 balls. Also Read | WATCH: Clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in LeedsThe partnership between Najibullah and Nabi resulted in 107 runs in just 40 balls as Afghanistan notched up 197/5. In response, Zimbabwe never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Brendan Taylor smashed a quick 27 off 16 balls while Regis Chakabva managed 42 off 22 balls but Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain was the star as they notched up a 41-run win.Also Read | I don’t play for ACB or Gulbadin Naib, I play for Afghanistan: Rashid KhanThis was Zimbabwe’s second loss in the tri-series, having earlier lost in the final over to Bangladesh but this was also their eighth consecutive loss against Afghanistan, making it their wost losing streak against an opposition. This was also their 11th straight win in the Twenty20 International format, having begun the streak during the Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe in the United Arab Emirates in 2018.Afghanistan will next take on Bangladesh in the next match on September 15 and this will be the last match in Mirpur before a three-day break for the next round of matches will take place at the Zahue Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chattogram. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Palmer vs GFA: CAS should not have postponed final verdict again – Sammy Anim Addo

first_imgExecutive Council (ExCo) member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Samuel Anim Addo, says the continuous postponement of the final verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on the Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer vs the GFA matter is breeding unnecessary tension.For the second time, CAS moved its final ruling for the case between Wilfred Osei Kwaku and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to September 1 2020. The initial ruling was expected to be made on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, after it was moved from July 17.Wilfred Osei Kwaku, appealed to CAS after he was disqualified from contesting the Ghana Football Association for failing integrity checks.In an interview on Citi TV’s Football Made in Ghana, Anim Addo said the final decision by CAS should not have been delayed.I think CAS shouldn’t have made this issue this tensed. I think it is a normal thing in football.If someone thinks he has not been treated fairly, he or she takes it to the appropriate quarters to be addressed.So I think CAS should’ve brought out the verdict so everyone will know their smoothness level. We have to know the verdict so we move from there. I don’t think this is an issue at all.last_img read more