Landmark Learning | Cullowhee, NCSince 1996, Landmark Learning has met its mission “to be the leading resource in education and training for the outdoor community”. Our classroom is ever-changing, as are standards in risk management and program operations. Landmark programs are committed to evolving and meeting these standards.Landmark proudly represents the nation’s leading certification providers of outdoor education and training, including NOLS Wilderness Medicine, American Canoe Association, Starfish Aquatics Institute, Leave No Trace and North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester is the capstone course experience, eligible for college credit through a partnership with Western Carolina University.Visit LandmarkLearning.org to learn more. Passages Adventure Camp | Richmond & Midlothian, VAPassages Adventure Camp is Central Virginia’s premier outdoor experience teaching girls and boys ages 5-17 the fun of outdoor adventure which includes kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, wilderness survival, zip-lining, mountain biking, trail-running, and stand up paddle boarding. Our mission is to help young people foster lifelong outdoor skills in a fun and challenging environment. We help each camper build leadership skills, develop teamwork, and improve their confidence. With day camps and fantastic overnight excursions to the New River Gorge and the Blue Ridge Mountains, your summer adventure starts here! Camps run June 10th – August 23rd.Visit PassagesRVA.com to learn more.Summer in the Smokies at Tremont InstituteGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TNCome with us on an awesome outdoor adventure! Imagine splashing around in an icy cold mountain stream, climbing ridges to an unbelievable view, or choosing from a variety of activities to discover nature through hands-on explorations, day hikes and crafts.Tremont offers an in-depth summer learning experience that fosters an understanding of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and encourages a lifelong appreciation and stewardship of the environment.Only Tremont offers unique outdoor experiences that include meals and housing.Visit gsmit.org/summer-youth to learn more. Summer programs have long been the jumping off point for young adventurers–and the first step towards a lifelong love of the outdoors, personal enrichment, and campfire camaraderie. Here are our picks for some of the best programs in the Blue Ridge.Nature camp for teens and children! Hike, swim, garden, and hunt for butterflies, warblers, foxes and salamanders in a secluded WV mountain wildlife sanctuary, 2.5 hours from Washington, DC.Campers gather in small groups, design independent projects, and enjoy a relaxed, high quality program. Through music, arts, games and laughter, as well as quiet reflection, the knowledgeable, dynamic, caring staff create a lasting community that promotes challenge and growth, supporting a lasting sense of wonder. A weekend for adults is tucked into the end of July. Campers return year after year: it’s our 57th season!American Camping Association accredited.Visit BurgundyCenter.org to learn more.Camp Chatuga | Mountain Rest, SCCamp Chatuga is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 16. Owned and operated by the same family since 1956, Chatuga fosters lifelong memories and friendships in a wholesome, family-oriented community. Session options range from three days to four weeks. Campers choose from over 30 incredible activities including horseback, water-skiing, BMX bikes, arts/crafts, outdoor living skills, archery, animal care and sports. 4:1 camper:counselor ratio for safety and personal attention. Under the guidance of mature and caring staff, each camper thrives in our technology free, rustic environment; a perfect atmosphere for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature!Visit CampChatuga.com to learn more.Camp Hidden Meadows | Bartow, WVGreat summer camps exist in many places. At Hidden Meadows, we believe our small class sizes, range of activities, and spectacular setting make us stand out from the rest. Nestled in WV’s Allegheny Mountains, camp sits at 3000 feet elevation with outdoor adventures beckoning from all directions. High adventure, creative arts, and organic farming are some of our hallmarks. Our campers and staff come from all over the world, ready to experience exciting activities in the natural world. Here, you can leave your familiar routines behind and explore the outdoor and creative world in ways so few people have opportunity to do.Visit CampHiddenMeadows.com to learn more. Virginia Outside | Multiple Locations, VirginiaVirginia Outside is entering its 15th season of offering outdoor adventures for youth! We offer a wide variety of outdoor activities including day and overnight conventional and fly fishing camps, mountain bike day camps, orienteering and leadership camps, and kayak touring and fishing camps.From catching trout in the cold waters of Southwest Virginia, to riding the urban mountain bike trails of Northern Virginia, we have a wide variety of outdoor adventures to choose from.Day camps are offered in Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, Raleigh, and Stafford.We run overnight camps on the Chesapeake Bay, in Southwest Virginia, New York, Yellowstone, and Honduras.Visit virginiaoutside.com to learn more.Interested in seeing your summer camp or experiential program in our list?Contact Leah Woody: [email protected]
Philips Soup Maker puréeing machine pouring soup OTOTO Mark-Eat silicone basting brush with jam The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ – Advertisement – KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper in black on a counter The FinaMill electric spice grinder on a table THAWTHAT! DELUXE Thawing TrayEven with the best of intentions, you might forget to start thawing early enough on Thanksgiving day. That’s no problem with the THAWTHAT! DELUXE Thawing Tray, which thaws meat, ensuring your meal maintains its flavors thanks to its thermal liquid that’s sealed inside. Furthermore, with non-slip silicone feet, it won’t move around. And its built-in drip tray won’t let liquid reach your countertop. OTOTO Mark-Eat Silicone Basting BrushYou won’t need to buy a baster for your turkey when you have the OTOTO Mark-Eat Silicone Basting Brush. This brush looks like a yellow highlighter, but it comes with a useful pump for simple basting. The brush helps you distribute cooking liquids evenly. Heat-Resistant Silicone Cooking Utensils with a cracked egg Philips Smoke-less Grill with Rotisserie Attachment indoor BBQ on a kitchen counter Philips Soup Maker Puréeing MachineWhip up a delicious batch of pumpkin bisque with the Philips Soup Maker Puréeing Machine. This gadget helps you make soups in just 18 minutes and comes with six preset programs. It even makes compotes and milk-based soups. The Saki Automatic Pot Stirrer really gives you an extra hand in the kitchen. This cool product on our list of kitchen gadgets for Thanksgiving stirs your soups, stews, gravies, sauces, and more so you don’t have to. It prevents burnt pots and leaves you free to work on other things.FinaMill Electric Spice GrinderYou want to make sure your Thanksgiving meal is as fresh as possible, and the FinaMill Electric Spice Grinder lets you do just that. This battery-operated spice grinder uses interchangeable pods that you can switch around and even store your spices in. THAWTHAT! DELUXE thawing tray on a wood table June Oven intelligent countertop oven in a kitchen – Advertisement – Heat-Resistant Silicone Cooking UtensilsThe Heat-Resistant Silicone Cooking Utensils add a bit of style to your kitchen. And since they feature durable silicone, these tools can withstand heat from your frying pan and oven. With their ergonomic shape, each one is comfortable to hold. Best Thanksgiving AccessoriesNiNJA Novel Kitchen KnifeThe NiNJA Novel Kitchen Knife is another great item on our roundup of kitchen gadgets for Thanksgiving. This kitchen knife can cut through pretty much anything and is great for chopping the raw veggies you need for that casserole. Each of the knives in this series has a double-edged blade with a titanium coating. NiNJA novel kitchen knife with lemons KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper Vegetable DicerThere’s just not enough time to chop everything you need to chop on Thanksgiving day. That’s where the KitchenAid Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper Vegetable Dicer comes in. Rechargeable, it can chop up to 40 onions. If it runs low on battery, use the 10-minute quick-charge feature that gives you enough battery to chop up to 11 onions or enough ingredients for a single large meal. It can even mix, purée, and whip a variety of different ingredients for hearty dishes. Finalizing your Thanksgiving day menu? Don’t forget about your kitchen gadgets. Having the right tools at your disposal can help immensely with your cooking prep. Check out these gadgets for ways you can be ahead of the game this Thanksgiving.Making Thanksgiving dinner is a marathon. To make it to the finish line with your sanity intact, it’s key to prepare some of your food ahead of time. Stuffing, sweet potato casseroles, and pumpkin pie can all be made in advance. So, to help you in your efforts, we’re presenting you with some of our favorite kitchen gadgets to streamline your Thanksgiving prep.Related: 14 Tech-free never-seen-before products to enhance your kitchen- Advertisement – Small gadgets like this butter twister can make all the difference in shaving minutes off your cooking time. You could also splurge and treat yourself to a high-quality stand mixer with enough capacity to mix up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch! If you’re looking for a way to fast-track your Thanksgiving dinner preparation, check out the gadgets below.Best Thanksgiving GadgetsKitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl Lift Stand MixerA good stand mixer is an essential gadget in any kitchen, and the KitchenAid Pro 600 Series 6-Quart Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is an excellent one. It’s bowl can mix enough dough for 13-dozen cookies. It easily mixes light and dense mixtures alike.June Oven Intelligent Countertop OvenThe June Oven Intelligent Countertop Oven is another of our favorite kitchen gadgets for Thanksgiving. This gadget gives you an extra oven, toaster, dehydrator, broiler, and warming drawer. It also comes with over 100 professionally developed programs for automated cooking. Butter Twist all-in-one butter tool on a cutting board Philips Smoke-less Grill with Rotisserie Attachment Indoor BBQIf you want to get a bit more creative with this year’s Thanksgiving meal, try the Philips Smoke-less Grill with Rotisserie Attachment Indoor BBQ. It provides a smokeless cooking experience right from your countertop. Using advanced infrared heating technology, this tabletop grill produces up to 80% less smoke than a traditional grill. And it can heat up in as little as one minute. Butter Twist All-in-One Butter ToolKeep your kitchen tidy while you’re baking with the Butter Twist All-in-One Butter Tool. This gadget holds your butter so you don’t have to, keeping your hands free of grease. The integrated steel cutter slices precisely when you rotate it. It even has markings for each tablespoon, so you get the exact amount of butter you need. Are you ready to blast through your Thanksgiving recipes this year? With the help of these kitchen gadgets for Thanksgiving, you’ll make it to T-day relaxed and ready. What kitchen gadgets do you find indispensable for the big day? Tell us about them in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. Saki Automatic Pot Stirrer- Advertisement –
(LeBron has been in the last eight Finals – reaching all from the East, the lesser conference even when his Miami teams were the NBA’s best. Had LeBron’s Heat and Cavaliers been in the West, he would have done well to make half those Finals.)Besides LeBron, Magic Johnson signed four veterans with checkered pasts who might be in the rotation – Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson. The team hopes they will assume key roles, not the least of which is vanishing from its salary cap next spring.(Actually, Rondo, one of those viewed most skeptically, might be the most helpful, especially if Lonzo Ball struggles or gets hurt. Once a non-factor past 15 feet, Rondo has become a 35 percent 3-point shooter. He has become a leader as he has aged and chilled from his early years as a pain in the rear end whom older teammates put up with because he was so good.)There’s still too great a burden placed on the Lakers’ young, promising but still untested-at-this-level players.We know Kyle Kuzma could be very good and Brandon Ingram could be special. Josh Hart looks useful, at least. Lonzo Ball showed he was, indeed, a special playmaker, even while leaving other questions – shooting? – unanswered in a rocky rookie season.The young players will be the ones filling the major roles around James. Of the four, only one has ever been on an NBA team that was ever above .500 (Ingram, a rookie on the 2016-17 team that rocketed to a 7-5 start before finishing 26-56).Not enough shooters. You could hear this on any local talk show, or, indeed, at any local grade school but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.This isn’t just a critique you could hear on any talk show.Nevertheless, it’s not just some modern internet vogue, like so much of the hue and cry about unproven “analytics” in basketball.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Three-point shooting is the key to spacing the floor, which is the key to modern offense … the kind the Lakers, who were cutting edge in the Showtime 1980s but not nice, would like to develop in this new age, which is why they hired Luke Walton off the Warriors’ bench.Kuzma was a stunner, not least because he made 36.6 percent of his 3-point attempts. That was head-turning for a rookie but not for one of a contending team’s top shooting threats.Last season’s Warriors were No. 1 in 3-point accuracy at 39.1 percent, 1.4 percent ahead of No. 2 Boston (37.7). The Rockets were No. 1 in 3-pointers made at 15.3 per game, 2.6 ahead of No. 2 Brooklyn (12.7).The Lakers were No. 20 at 10 per game and No. 29 in accuracy at 34.5 percent.It’s asking a lot of young players to slash that gap but Magic Johnson, who had concluded LeBron’s Cavaliers had too many specialists such as Kyle Korver, didn’t bring in a single outside shooter, aside from drafting Ukrainian Svi Mykhailiuk (Kansas) in the second round.This might have been all about knowing they’re waiting ’til next season.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Now for the season Lakerdom has waited all decade for …Oh, wait, that’s next season, after the Lakers bag that second star player they’ve saved salary cap space for, such as Kawhi Leonard or (they can dream) Kevin Durant.This season should be titled “In the meantime.” For the Lakers, who measure success in titles, this is still about rebuilding to contend on that level, as opposed to being there.The Western Conference powers far outgun them – that’s the Rockets as well as the Warriors and perhaps two or three or more teams. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed I’m guessing that if Magic thought there was a title on the line this season, he would have brought in some shooters … the way he had Byron Scott and Michael Cooper, who meant so much in Showtime, even before offense became all about spacing and shooting.In other words, wait ’til next year. In that meantime, good luck, Luke!None of this means this season will be anything like the lean ones.It’s actually disappointment-proof with Lakers fans, once the most spoiled of fat cats, enchanted at the thought of making the playoffs, which once would have elicited yawns here.Better yet, with James as a magnet, there’s every reason to believe they can land that second star next summer, leading to even better times in the 2019-20 season.In the meantime, LeBron, at 33, has to continue aging arch-gracefully. The young players have to keep coming. As a team they have to be as good, or better, on the court as they are on paper.What’s the problem? After all the down years, this looks like up in Lakerdom. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Las Vegas over/under has the Lakers at 48.5 wins, a fair projection that ties them with Utah for No. 4 in the West, 14 behind the Warriors, six behind Houston, two behind OKC.The Nuggets are one back. The Timberwolves are two back, only because of the furor around Jimmy Butler’s trade demand.These are unusually modest expectations on the Lakers, a glamour franchise that now has LeBron James, after finishing 23-18 last season, a pace that projects to a 46-win season pre-LeBron.Nevertheless, I’m going with the “under” on this season: Not enough cohesion, which even lesser Western challengers such as Denver, Portland and New Orleans have after years together.There are too many new moving parts in a conference in which the powers have so few. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations against police brutality and injustice against African Americans.An earlier curfew and efforts by protesters to contain the violence prevented more widespread damage to businesses in New York City overnight. As of Wednesday morning, arrests grew to more than 9,000 nationwide since the unrest began in response to Floyd’s death May 25 in Minneapolis.There was a marked quiet compared with the unrest of the past few nights, which included fires and shootings in some cities. Many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in Washington also ordering people off streets before sundown.A block away from the White House, thousands of demonstrators massed following a crackdown a day earlier when officers on foot and horseback aggressively drove peaceful protesters away from Lafayette Park, clearing the way for President Donald Trump to do a photo op at nearby St. John’s Church. Tuesday’s protesters faced law enforcement personnel who stood behind a black chain-link fence put up overnight to block access to the park.“Last night pushed me way over the edge,” said Jessica DeMaio, 40, of Washington, who attended a Floyd protest Tuesday for the first time. “Being here is better than being at home feeling helpless.”Pastors at the church prayed with demonstrators and handed out water bottles. The crowd remained in place after the city’s 7 p.m. curfew passed, defying warnings that the response from law enforcement could be even more forceful. But the people were peaceful, even polite. At one point, the crowd booed when a protester climbed a light post and took down a street sign. A chant went up: “Peaceful protest!”Pope Francis called for national reconciliation and peace, saying he has ’’witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest” in the United States in recent days.“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life,” the pope said during his weekly Wednesday audience, held in the presence of bishops due to coronavirus restrictions on gatherings.Trump, meanwhile, amplified his hard-line calls from Monday, when he threatened to send in the military to restore order if governors didn’t do it.“NYC, CALL UP THE NATIONAL GUARD,” he tweeted. “The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast!”Thousands of people remained in the streets of New York City Tuesday night, undeterred by an 8 p.m. curfew, though most streets were clear by early Wednesday. Midtown Manhattan was pocked with battered storefronts after Monday’s protests.Protests also passed across the U.S., including in Los Angeles, Miami, St. Paul, Minnesota, Columbia, South Carolina and Houston, where the police chief talked to peaceful demonstrators, vowing reforms.“God as my witness, change is coming,” Art Acevedo said. “And we’re going to do it the right way.”More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence. Not in New York City, where Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he does not want the Guard, despite an offer from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.On Tuesday, Cuomo called what happened in the city Monday night “a disgrace.”“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job,” Cuomo said at a briefing in Albany.He said his fellow Democrat underestimated the problem, and the nation’s largest police force was not deployed in sufficient numbers, though the city had said it doubled the usual police presence.Tuesday marked the eighth straight night of protests that began after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while the handcuffed black man called out that he couldn’t breathe. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with murder.The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, said she wants the world to know that her little girl lost a good father.“I want everybody to know that this is what those officers took,” Roxie Washington said during a Minneapolis news conference, her daughter at her side. “I want justice for him because he was good. No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”Some protesters framed the burgeoning movement as a necessity after seemingly incessant killings by police.“It feels like it’s just been an endless cascade of hashtags of black people dying, and it feels like nothing’s really being done by our political leaders to actually enact real change,” said Christine Ohenzuwa, 19, who attended a peaceful protest at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul. “There’s always going to be a breaking point. I think right now, we’re seeing the breaking point around the country.”“I live in this state. It’s really painful to see what’s going on, but it’s also really important to understand that it’s connected to a system of racial violence,” she said.Meanwhile, governors and mayors, Republicans and Democrats alike, rejected Trump’s threat to send in the military, with some saying troops would be unnecessary and others questioning whether the government has such authority and warning that such a step would be dangerous.Such use of the military would mark a stunning federal intervention rarely seen in modern American history.A senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the president is not rushing to deploy the military and that his goal was to pressure governors to deploy more National Guard members.Nine states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries on Tuesday, testing the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Joe Biden won hundreds more delegates, nearly enough to formally secure the Democratic presidential nomination.Also Tuesday, Minnesota opened an investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department has a pattern of discrimination against minorities.