Canoe Kentucky Is Ready to Get YOU on the Water!

first_img Canoe Kentucky is open seven days a week. Reservations for all rental trips are required, as well as for guided tours. Hours during the week are 9 to 5 at the Elkhorn Creek locations, and 8 to 7 on weekends and holidays. The Kentucky River location is open by reservation only. Canoe Kentucky can be reached numerous different ways: on Facebook and Instagram at @canoeky; online at www.canoeky.com; by phone at 888 CANOE KY or 502 227 4492; and by email at [email protected] The flagship store is located on the banks of the Elkhorn Creek, Kentucky’s most popular paddling stream. With Class 1 and 2 moving water, it is the perfect waterway for beginners, novices and advanced paddlers. The Elkhorn also boasts as being one of the top smallmouth bass fishing streams in the southeast. Canoe Kentucky can get folks on the creek through their outfitter business, the largest in the state of Kentucky. Rentals on the creek are offered in canoes, kayaks and tandem kayaks, as well as family rafts. The Kentucky River location, located in Riverview Park in downtown Frankfort, is the base of operations for numerous guided and unguided offerings. It is a great place to flat water kayak for the first time, or maybe try out a stand up paddleboard. The Kentucky River, being dammed up, is a very flat paddling experience, very similar to being on a lake. And you can paddle right into downtown, stop and have a bite to eat at a riverside restaurant, then continue n your way. River View Numerous guided trips are offered out of the Kentucky River location as well. The most popular guided trip is one that captures to boom of the bourbon industry, and that is the “Buffalo Trace Bourbon Paddle Tour.” This trip is offered in partnership with Buffalo Trace Distillery, located directly on the Kentucky River banks. The trip is a four to five hour experience which includes paddling through an operation lock and dam, one that has operated since 1840, taking out at the distillery where you are served lunch and a private, behind the scenes tour of the operational distillery, a complimentary tasting followed by a return paddle trip to the starting location, again, through the operational lock chamber. These trips are offered every other Sunday through the fall, and they do have limited availability, so early reservations are recommended. Buffalo Trace Distillery Canoe Kentucky attests its long career in paddlesports to its fundamental principle of offering the safest ad most customer service friendly experience possible. Offerings like free “Try Before You Buy” demos 7 days a week, instructional classes from flat water to advanced whitewater paddling, and free lifetime shuttle service with all new boat purchases, help make customers feel more like family. And the expert staff and team is second to none, with enthusiasts in all paddlesports disciplines on staff, and numerous certifications from the American Canoe Association, American Camp Association, Wilderness Medical Associates, NOLS, WEA and more, prove that they take their outdoor lives and jobs very seriously. For those that are already an enthusiast of paddling, or those looking at stepping up into their own craft, the Canoe Kentucky shop is the place to go, carrying kayaks from Jackson Kayak, Native Watercraft, NuCanoe, Hurricane Kayaks, Liquid Logic Kayaks, and Bonafide Kayaks, as well as canoes from Wenonah Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards from Bic, SOL and NRS. And every accessory need can be met as a wide selection of paddling gear is plentiful, from paddles to pfd’s, and from fishing accessories to whitewater must haves. Canoe Kentucky is not just rental and retail sales, but they also run the largest and most successfully outdoor camp in the state. Serving over 250 youth most years, camps are offered from 5-day traditional day camps, to overnight paddling experiences and fishing specific camps. These camps travel all over the Bluegrass region and the state of Kentucky to immerse kids in the wonders of the state. And Canoe Kentucky’s outreach goes to more than just the young, as programs are offered like Kentucky River Jam, Canoe Kentucky’s community led music and craft festival offered once a month, adult outdoor education workshops offered every two weeks and guided partnership trips with local businesses, like local breweries Sig Luscher, West Sixth and Goodwood. Rick’s White Light Cajun Diner The staff and team at Canoe Kentucky want to welcome you out to the great paddling and outdoor opportunities we have in central Kentucky. If they can help make all your outdoor wishes, dreams and experiences become reality, they will do that in any way possible! Don’t believe it… just ask! Canoe Kentucky, the Bluegrass States Premier Paddlesports Shop, is open and ready to get YOU on the water. Located in two locations in Frankfort, Kentucky, Canoe Kentucky has been satisfying paddlers needs for 39 plus years. last_img read more

Tasmania votes down voluntary euthanasia bill for third time in 10 years

first_imgABC News 25 May 2017Family First Comment: Another knock-back. In the words of the Premier…“I am concerned about the nature of assisted dying being available to those with a non-terminal illness and those of a young age. I remain concerned at the risk of those vulnerable. Protection for these people cannot be guaranteed by this legislation. It is easy in theory but a lot less so in practice.”#rejectassistedsuicideFor the third time in 10 years, Tasmania’s Lower House has voted down voluntary euthanasia legislation that would have allowed people to end their own lives in certain medical circumstances.MPs were allowed a conscience vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, with eight voting for, and 16 voting against the bill.It had been co-sponsored by Labor MP Lara Giddings and Greens leader Cassy O’Connor.Cassy O’Connor said the bill had been designed around compassion and keeping the status quo was “cruel.”She lauded Franklin Liberal Nic Street for being “the first Tasmanian Liberal MP ever to vote in support of assisted dying legislation.”She was disappointed that despite polling consistently indicating 80-85 per cent public support, Tasmanian MPs voted against the reform.Ms O’Connor vowed to bring the bill back.“Because every day we delay on this issue, we abandon people who are in the most terrible situation and suffering,” she said.Ms Giddings told ABC Radio Hobart no-one from the Government contacted her with their concerns.“They also had the bill since November of last year, none of them picked up the phone to say ‘hey Lara we’ve got a concern with this element of it, can we go to a committee on it rather than debate it straight away?’“None of them said it in November last year.”Not the end of the discussion: PremierPremier Will Hodgman said he remained concerned about the vulnerable and suggested it was not the end of the debate.“It is a very confronting and challenging issue. I have no fear in saying that I am personally very confronted by it and heavily conflicted,” he said.“I am concerned about the nature of assisted dying being available to those with a non-terminal illness and those of a young age. I remain concerned at the risk of those vulnerable.“Protection for these people cannot be guaranteed by this legislation. It is easy in theory but a lot less so in practice.”He pledged to continue to part of community debate.READ MORE: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/tasmania-votes-down-euthanasia-bill/8555882last_img read more

You Are Free to Re-Join Manchester United Next Summer

first_imgAccording to reports in Spain, the Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team has been told he is free to re-join Manchester United in a £75million deal next summer.Cristiano Ronaldo who became Manchester United’s first-ever Portuguese player when he signed before the 2003–04 season. His transfer fee of £12.24 million made him, at the time, the most expensive teenager in English football history.Don Balon claims Los Blancos are willing to cash in on their record goalscorer, who has looked below his usual high standards so far this season. The outlet claims the club will allow Ronaldo to move on and build their team around Isco, who it is claimed no longer wants to play second fiddle to the Portuguese star. Isco has in previous seasons been in and out of the Real Madrid team but has arguably been their most consistent player this season, having scored four times and assisted three more from nine starts in La Liga.And with Isco seemingly seen as the future of the Real team, it’s reported that the European champions want to cash in Ronaldo now while he still retains some value in the market. Furthermore, it’s claimed the player will be granted the return to Old Trafford he craves with a fee of £75million being suggested.Relatedlast_img read more

HSE confirms 18 new cases of Mumps in North-West as illness spreads

first_imgThe HSE has reported a “sharp rise” in the number of cases of Mumps following an outbreak of the illness in the Nort-West including Donegal.A total of 18 cases of the contagious condition have been reported this week alone since Monday.This brings the total number of cases in the North West so far this year to 93. A spokesman for the HSE confirmed “These have been mainly in the South Donegal and Sligo town area, but we have also had a few cases from North Donegal.“All children and young adults should have two MMR doses, which protects against Mumps, Measles and Rubella. Protection for Rubella is important for women in the childbearing years.”There has also been a major outbreak of Measles in Co Donegal in recent weeks.Dr Anthony Breslin said “the recent cases of Measles and Mumps in the North West demonstrate what can happen when MMR vaccine rates fall”. Mumps is an acute viral infection that is spread from person to person. It is a potentially serious disease for children and young adults and is very common in young children who are not vaccinated against it.Mumps usually occurs in school-aged children, teenagers or young adults, although older people may also contract the disease.Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, malaise and swollen, tender salivary glands (usually the parotid gland which is located just below the front of the ear).Mumps often gives the appearance of swollen cheeks or jaw. Symptoms of mumps typically begin to appear 14 to 25 days (usually 15-18 days) after exposure. Symptoms tend to decrease after one week and have usually resolved after 10 days. There is no specific treatment for mumps apart from relieving the symptoms.A HSE spokesperson added “Mumps is spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing and by direct contact with saliva or discharges from the nose and throat of infected individuals. People infected with mumps may spread the infection to others, even when they do not have any symptoms. People with mumps are most infectious from 2 days before to 5 days after onset of symptoms. “Complications of mumps include testicular inflammation, ovarian inflammation, meningitis, pancreatitis and rarely encephalitis (brain inflammation) or deafness. Although testicular inflammation occurs in up to 40% of postpubertal males, fortunately sterility is rare.”Anyone who develops mumps should stay at home for 5 days after disease onset to prevent spreading the infection to others. If your child develops the symptoms of mumps please contact your GP (please ring your GP first).HSE confirms 18 new cases of Mumps in North-West as illness spreads was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHSEMeaslesMumpslast_img read more

Plants Are World Travelers

first_imgWe think of plants as stationary life forms anchored to the soil, but National Geographic News reminds us that they have remarkable ways of getting around via seed dispersal mechanisms.  Some fly through the air with parachutes or helicopters, some float in the water, and some rely on animals.  It appears that some exotic species may be vanishing because animals they relied on for dispersal have gone extinct.A wonderful film that reveals the hidden world of seed dispersal is the award-winning Moody science classic Journey of Life.  This is a must-see nature film.  Follow delicate packages of life as they travel through the air, across oceans and continents, down rivers, through fires, ride on birds and monkeys and cows, roll through the West, explode across the field and even crawl across the soil and drill themselves in the ground.  The time-lapse and slow-motion photography is stunning.  This “sermons from science” film ends with an analogy to another seed spoken of by the Lord Jesus in one of his parables: the word of God.  The film would make a great introduction or conclusion to a local nature hike.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

As Borders Struggles to Pay Its Bills, Will It Be the First Casualty in the E-Reader War?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The book-seller Borders may become the first casualty of a changing publishing industry. According to reports, the company has been delaying payments to book publishers in order to help refinance its debt. Borders is the second largest book retailers in the U.S., after Barnes & Noble, but even so, Borders says “there can be no assurance” that these refinancing efforts will be successful in keeping the company afloat.Electronista likens Borders’ downward spiral to that of Circuit City, noting the similarity between the companies’ “lack of faith” from suppliers who no longer trusted credit from the chain. According to the blog, Borders has lost $74.4 million in its most recent quarter and has lost money in most every quarter for the past two years, save during the holiday season when sales helped prop up profits.It isn’t simply a downturn in the economy or in the publishing world that has put Borders in trouble. Unlike Barnes & Noble and Amazon, Borders has not built its own e-reader hardware. The company has partnered with Kobo, a spin-off of Canadian publishing company Indigo Books & Music, and offers a branded Borders e-bookstore and reader but only via the Kobo software and hardware.As e-books have exploded in popularity, both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have found themselves well placed, and there have been rumors of Borders buying Barnes & Noble, in no small part in order gain a share of the lucrative e-book business.If Borders does go belly up, the results could have a ripple effect on the e-book industry. Kobo would clearly suffer by losing its major partner, a shame as Kobo is one of the few supporters for open-formats for publishing. But there seems to be plenty of other companies – Apple and Amazon – that have the (DRM) e-books ready to deliver. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Delays meant headwinds too great for 36B Pacific NorthWest LNG project exec

first_imgCALGARY – Plentiful cheap natural gas is no guarantee that a Canadian LNG export industry will develop, says an executive with Progress Energy Canada, a division of Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas which cancelled its $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in July.The decision was difficult to make but “headwinds were too great” for the partnership to green light the West Coast megaproject, said Dennis Lawrence, vice-president of production for Progress, during a panel discussion at the Calgary Energy Roundtable on Wednesday.Lawrence said delays meant the project missed its opportunity to enter the global LNG market when it had a good chance to thrive.“We think it may be a bit of a wake-up call to us as an industry, to governments, to regulators within Canada that time is actually of utmost importance on these projects, that delays and long regulatory timelines can ultimately have an impact on whether projects go ahead or not,” he said.Lawrence said the consortium’s research showed that its northeastern B.C. Montney gas wells would be competitive with natural gas produced in the northeastern U.S. and it is now focused on developing access to those North American markets.Divergent opinions expressed at the conference reflect the uncertain status of Canada’s LNG industry, with nearly two dozen projects proposed and only one — the relatively tiny Woodfibre LNG — approved for construction by its owners.Andy Calitz, CEO of the $40-billion LNG Canada project led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said he remains optimistic about the industry’s prospects despite lower global LNG prices and growing competition.He said he believes Canada’s low-cost gas and relatively closer location to Asia makes it competitive with other countries vying to sell liquefied natural gas around the world. But he conceded the higher cost to build liquefaction facilities and pipelines in British Columbia will affect an investment decision expected next year.“The market to import LNG is now growing to 260 million tonnes per year in 38 countries…. There is a market out there,” he said, noting China’s new appetite for gas to replace coal and growing demand from countries such as India, Indonesia and Thailand.Deteriorating world prices blamed by the Pacific NorthWest LNG partners were also cited by developers of the $28-billion Aurora LNG project when it was cancelled in September.“We’re actually very pessimistic,” said panellist Dave Tulk, a partner with consulting company Gas Processing Management Inc., adding neither the industry nor governments are working together to come up with a “master plan” for the industry.“The challenges that (LNG Canada) has to get over in terms of pipelines, to dig a 670-kilometre pipeline, go through two mountain ranges, to get all that in place without the full support of the federal and provincial governments and industry, we just think that’s going to be a difficult challenge,” he said.In a separate presentation, David Hill, executive vice-president of exploration and business development for Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA), said he was surprised at how quickly American competitors were able to establish an LNG exporting industry ahead of Canada.He said Encana, which produces half of its oil and gas in Canada and half in the U.S., is already seeing lower gas prices north of the border due to American shale gas competition but it is hopeful that new demand from the Canadian oilsands and petrochemical industries will support domestic gas markets and Encana investment decisions in future.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

Term extended for Maureen Jensen chair of Ontarios securities watchdog

first_imgTORONTO – The woman helming the top job at Ontario’s securities watchdog has had her term extended for three years by the Ontario Ministry of Finance.Maureen Jensen’s two-year term as chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission was set to expire in February 2018, but will now end in February 2021.Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, says Jensen has worked tirelessly to improve women’s representation on boards, enhance whistleblower protection, and advance the Ontario government’s push toward a co-operative capital markets regulator.Jensen said in October that it might be time to strengthen its measures to get more women on boards after little progress.The OSC does not have the authority to impose a specific target or quota for gender diversity.But Jensen said the regulator is looking at options such as requiring companies to set a target and disclose progress in meeting it.last_img read more

Scandalplagued CBS grants 20M to 18 womens rights groups

first_imgNEW YORK — CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.CBS said Friday that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.”The money is coming out of Moonves’ $120 million severance package. Whether Moonves will receive the remaining balance of that money hinges on the outcome of an investigation into his conduct.In a joint statement, the 18 organizations praised the donations as a significant step while also calling on CBS to disclose the results of the Moonves investigation.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Non-fixation of minimum wages, closed gardens main poll issues in Bengal tea belt

first_imgKolkata: Non-fixation of minimum wages for workers and closed tea gardens are the main factors during the first two phases of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal to be held in the state’s tea belt. The tea belt is located in Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars region of North Bengal where 3 lakh odd permanent workers are employed in around 300 gardens. The Terai and Dooars regions consist of the districts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Coochbehar districts of West Bengal and a part of Assam. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Polling in Coochbehar and Alipurduar seats would be held on April 11 and while Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Raiganj constituencies would go to polls on April 18. Trade union leaders who owe allegiance to various political parties said they have been demanding implementation of minimum wages in tea gardens for long but the issue has not been resolved. Tea industry sources said the issue was deliberated at length in the minimum wage advisory committee formed by the state government, but it has not been finalised. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Submissions to the advisory board on minimum wage had been made by both the employers and trade unions, and now the ball is in the court of the government, the sources said. Ziaul Alam, convenor of the joint forum of 29 trade unions in the tea belt spearheaded by the CITU, alleged that the Trinamool Congress government betrayed the sentiments of the tea workers by not giving them minimum wages. Sources said the largest tea growing state, Assam, had also not decided on the implementation of minimum wages. “Taking a cue from this, the government of West Bengal has adopted a wait and watch approach,” the sources said. Alam said, “The overall economic situation in the tea gardens was not healthy and the workers were unable to strike a balance between income and expenditure due to rising prices of essential items of daily use.” Presently, tea garden workers in West Bengal are given a cash benefit of Rs 176 per day besides other non-cash benefits like ration. Mani Kumar Dhamal of the INTUC and Sankar Das of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the trade union wing of the RSS, also felt that non-fixation of the minimum wages for tea garden workers would be a deciding factor in this elections. The other major factor which could come at play at the polls is the issue of closed gardens. Dhamal claimed that both the BJP and the Trinamool Congress had promised to re-open closed tea gardens but that did not happen. Sources said there were 16-17 closed gardens affecting nearly 24,000 employees. Dhamal said, “In the absence of any policy, it is not known how the closed tea gardens will be reopened.” This, he said, had cast a fear in the minds of the workers of these gardens and they have started migrating to South India and other places. “There is no job security in the tea belt,” he said. Industry sources said, since the land on which the gardens are located was given on lease by the government and not freehold, it was difficult to implement land-based panchayat schemes like the Indira Awas Yojana. TMC’s Darjeeling candidate Amar Singh Rai said minimum wage is definitely an issue which needs to be resolved. “The tea garden workers are in distress and there is a need to fix the minimum wage,” he said adding that he would raise the issue in the appropriate forum, if elected. Das claimed that the mood is in favour of the BJP now as the party had done a good job in Darjeeling. In the last Lok Sabha polls, S S Ahluwalia of the BJP won from Darjeeling Parliamentary constituency with the backing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the major local force. However, this time the saffron party fielded Raju Singh Bista.last_img read more