Instagram Takeover | Katie Cahn

first_imgThis month’s Instagram Takeover features Boone, North Carolina-based fly fisher Katie Cahn. You might recognize Katie from the March issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors where she is featured prominently. She spends much of her time with a fly rod in hand, combing the rivers and streams of Western North Carolina in search of wily brook, rainbow and brown trout. Lucky for us she documents her adventures on Instagram.Follow along as we feature some of Katie’s favorite Instagram posts this week, and get to know the girl behind the March cover a little better with our Q & A below the photos.Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 9.23.49 AM“There’s so much beauty in the world, you just have to find it. I would start in Western North Carolina.”Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.09.49 AM“Drying off.”Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.26.20 AM“Upstream.”Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.12.57 AM“Easing my soul. One rainbow at a time.”Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.33.04 AM“What you can’t see in this photo is the bald eagle that graced me with its presence or the kingfishers and pileated woodpeckers that tolerated my presence. Or the big brown I had on that literally spit the fly out into my face.”Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 10.32.21 AM“Is it fall yet?”[divider]Q & A with Katie[/divider]BRO: How did you get into fly fishing?KC: I had always “fished,” but never practiced the art of angling.  I started dating a guy who fly fished and this was at the time I was going to school at WCU. For three years I lived 50 yards from the Tuckasegee River.  Within that time, I spent many study breaks at the river fly fishing. During those years I got to know the Tuckasegee, Nantahala and a few other undisclosed streams pretty well. BRO: Do you have a favorite fly?KC: Yeah, it’s that green, red, and yellow sparkly one with the bead head in my fly box that I haven’t lost yet.  I’m kidding, but really, my favorite way to fish is with dry flies. There’s nothing like having a trout come up to the surface for a fly.  It takes my breath away. BRO: Where do you do most of your fishing?KC: I fish mainly upstream in tight rhododendron and mountain laurel thickets where people tend to not go. I try to stay away from crowds. When I fish, I’m looking for solitude. There’s nothing worse than having some person walk up on your fishing hole, and I think any angler would agree to that. BRO: Got a favorite fish story you’d like to share?KC: One story that comes to mind is a time I was fishing on the Tuck. I was in one of my secret spots and this amazing hatch was going off. There were mayflies everywhere. This was in July of last year so the temperature of the water was stressing the fish. I fought this big, beautiful, wild rainbow for what felt like 10 minutes. When I finally netted it I could tell it was spent. It took about 3 minutes to revive, but when it finally got the strength to swim away from my hands, my heart melted. I share this story because there were no photos from that day, it was just me and the essence of nature.BRO: If you could choose only one river to fish for the rest of your life what would it be?KC: This is a hard one. Each river I fish has so many different qualities, but the one that does come to mind, I wouldn’t tell you the name of it (wink wink).BRO: If you could fish anywhere in the world for one day where would it be?KC: Patagonia, baby! BRO: One piece of fly fishing gear you wouldn’t head into the woods without…KC: I wouldn’t go fly fishing without my hemostats. Some people might say their felt soul boots or their favorite rod and reel, but for me, being able to quickly crush a barb or gently release a hook from a trout’s mouth is crucial.[divider]Related Articles[/divider]last_img read more

United States, Partner Nations Gather at SOUTHCOM to Discuss Information Operations

first_imgOther countries, like Colombia, have more experience in IO and were eager to share their experiences. Following more than 50 years of internal fighting against drug trafficking, Colombia’s Armed Forces are fully involved in this effort, alongside the National Police. Lieutenant Colonel Suldery Vargas Vásquez, chief of the Strategic Communications office of the Colombian Military’s Joint Staff, says Colombia has a lot to share, especially when it comes to strategic communications. “We have a joint center where we focus all the information that will be shared publicly. Depending on what it is, whether a disaster, bad news, or publicizing something of note, we decide who will discuss it with the media. It may be General Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán, Commander of the Colombian Military, or even one of us. Each case is analyzed separately.” Sharing knowledge “The goal is to create a common vision and develop a plan to increase capacity in the area of Information Operations, and to improve regional security by working together to confront common threats such as transnational organized crime,” said Lieutenant Colonel Herminio Blas-Irizarry, chief of SOUTHCOM’s IO division. In an impromptu greeting to the participants, U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander, said, “The most important thing [for the participants] is to take this opportunity to get to know each other and establish relationships and networks, and act on them sooner rather than later, because information sharing is invaluable.” In addition to panel discussions on terrorism, countering transnational organized crime, and gangs, each country spoke on their use of and approach to IO throughout the three days of the conference. Representatives worked in groups to discuss scenarios and put together combined presentations, which they later shared with the other nations. During the seminar’s opening remarks, Michael Droz, SOUTHCOM’s Deputy Director of Operations (J3), reinforced that message. “We do not have an ongoing fight in our hemisphere, so we take Information Operations very seriously. This forum is an excellent opportunity for everybody to share ideas and try to get out a coordinated, synchronized, and integrated message. We have to understand the challenges we all face and try to solve these problems together, with a consolidated Information Operations plan, not only for the partner nations, but also for the United States. It has to be a collaboration of minds, a collaboration of partners.” Participating countries included Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Great Britain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and the United States. Representatives from NORTHCOM’s and SOUTHCOM’s components, Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, and Civil Affairs divisions were also present. center_img By Dialogo April 27, 2016 Representatives from 13 countries gathered at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Doral, Florida from April 26th-28th for the fourth annual Information Operations Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE). With the purpose of establishing and strengthening relationships, fostering dialogue, and promoting collaboration among military information experts from the Armed Forces of the Western Hemisphere, representatives discussed common threats, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and the integration of Information Operations (IO) nationally and regionally. The IO divisions from SOUTHCOM and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) co-hosted the SMEE so that representatives from the entire hemisphere could come together for a collaborative exercise in which to learn from one another’s experiences. “Our participation is so important in this conference because IO is somewhat new in Brazil. Our first [IO] manual was created in 2012 and released in 2013, therefore, we are still learning from the experiences of other countries with more experience in this area, from their lessons learned, so we can solidify our structure and doctrine,” said Brazilian Army Colonel Fernando Costa Adam who is responsible for the information department at the Joint Staff. For their part, Mexico considered the SMEE a very valuable experience from which to learn. Mexican Army Colonel Everardo Becerra López, chief of the information section at the Armed Forces Joint Staff, said, “We’re here to learn the new tendencies in managing Information Operations and to take advantage of the experiences other countries have had on this topic.” For some countries, like Brazil and Mexico, the concept of IO was relatively new, and they were present at the SMEE to learn from their counterparts. last_img read more

Taiwan boosts domestic defense development plan with new jet

first_imgTopics : Speaking at an air base in the central city of Taichung, Tsai said the new aircraft disproved naysayers who thought Taiwan lacked the technology and should focus on meeting its defense needs from abroad.”The new trainer aircraft not only has created more than 2,000 job opportunities, but will also pass on experiences and cultivate a new generation of aerospace industry technical talent,” she said.The single AT-5, flanked by a Ching-kuo fighter, made a 12-minute flight in front of Tsai. Its first official test flight was earlier this month, less than a year after the prototype was unveiled.The trainer can be equipped with weapons. Taiwan’s air force plans on taking 66 units by 2026 to replace aging AT-3 and F-5 training aircraft.The test flight came amid a stepped-up Chinese military presence near the democratic island. Taiwan says China’s air force has flown near it at least seven times in the last two weeks, the latest on Sunday.Taiwan unveiled its largest defense spending increase in more than a decade last year, and the government is also developing new, domestically-made submarines. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen oversaw the first public test flight of a new locally designed and made advanced jet trainer on Monday, part of her government’s plan to boost defenses in the face of a growing challenge from China.Taiwan’s armed forces are mostly equipped by the United States, but Tsai has made development of an advanced home-grown defense industry a priority, especially as China, which claims the island as its own, steps up military modernization efforts.The new AT-5 Brave Eagle, made by state-owned Aerospace Industrial Development Corp with a budget of T$68.6 billion ($2.32 billion), is the first jet made domestically since the F-CK-1 Ching-kuo fighter, rolled out more than three decades ago.last_img read more

Lakers continue late-game issues in 97-90 loss to Memphis

first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. >> They stepped onto the court determined to fight through the contact. They seemed ready to absorb the bruising blows to their body. They appeared eager to follow through on the advice their head coach told them beforehand.“Let’s punch them in the face,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said, “and see what happens.”The Lakers jabbed. They ducked. And then the Lakers punched some more. But eventually they fell after receiving a knockout punch. The Lakers suffered a 97-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday at Fed Ex Forum, marking their fourth consecutive loss that provided more examples on how the Lakers have failed to secure a close game, something Kobe Bryant once did well. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He cherishes those moments,” Scott said. “We don’t have one specific guy that we can go to that can get us a shot.”The Lakers (16-45) have painfully experienced this both before and after Bryant suffered a season-ending injury last month to his right shoulder. The Lakers lost three of their other matchups to Memphis this season by five, four and three points. The Lakers’ past three losses were decided by six, one and seven points. This time, the Lakers lost despite outrebounding Memphis, 44-42, and holding a 79-69 lead with 9:06 remaining. Rookie guard Jordan Clarkson continued showing his growth by notching a career-high 25 points on 12-of-18 shooting and six assists. But the Grizzlies (44-17) put veteran forward Tony Allen on Clarkson in the fourth quarter where he scored only two points on three shot attempts. Scott observed Memphis’ switch “showed they a lot of respect to Jordan’s game by putting one of the best defensive players in the league on him.”“(Allen) got physical a little bit and put pressure on me,” said Clarkson, who had the second-highest rookie scoring performance since 1996, trailing only Ryan Kelly’s 26 points last season. “I was trying to get to my stuff. But he took me off my rhythm a little bit.”center_img The Lakers went on two scoreless fourth-quarter stretches that lasted for two and three minutes, respectively. They also shot 1 of 11 from 3-point range.“We got to move the ball and trust each other,” said Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, who had only four points on 1-of-5 shooting and three assists. “It’s not that we’re not purposely trusting each other. But when they tighten up, we’re scared to make the extra pass.”The most notable miss involved Lakers forward Jordan Hill attempting a 21-foot jumper that rimmed out as the Lakers trailed 89-87 with 27 seconds remaining. “I was wide open,” said Hill, whose 13 points came on only 6-of-15 shooting. “But when I shot it, it curved on me.”Then the result became official when Clarkson committed a turnover and his sixth foul on Grizzlies guard Mike Conley as the Lakers trailed 93-89 with 13 seconds left. That concluded a week with Clarkson’s growth coinciding with missing potential game-tying shots in Charlotte and Miami. “He’s learning he can play in this league at a very high level,” Scott said of Clarkson. “He’s also learning the last three or four minutes of the game is where he has to be at his best.”The Lakers are also learning that too, one loss at a time. last_img read more

County, Towns Aid Restaurants In Need

first_imgFACEBOOK / LOCAL SMOKE People across the county are finding ways to support area restaurants struggling to stay open and pay staff during the COVID-19 shutdown, like Local Smoke BBQ in Red Bank. Not only is the town looking to help businesses in Holmdel, but it is also looking for ways to support small business owners who live in Holmdel, whose places of work may be outside of the community. There is now an online questionnaire available on the township website, for example, that asks respondents what they need from the public to stay afloat. That may include purchasing online gift cards or merchandise, making donations or ordering takeout or delivery. When asked what the survey responses are showing, Buontempo said most businesses are seeing inconsistency. “On any given day, their business is up because they’re getting a lot of activity or some days, they’re getting little activity. It’s not as consistent business as it was in the past,” he said. It’s been “very hard” for these business owners to predict their staffing and inventory needs. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJDEA) has presented a package of programs to support small businesses impacted by the virus, with over $75 million of state and private financial support. It will benefit an anticipated 3,000 to 5,000 small and midized enterprises through a zero-interest grant program, according to a press release. FACEBOOK / GOOD KARMA Restaurants are also supporting health care workers on the frontlines, including Good Karma Cafe, in Red Bank Some towns had already provided residents with a list of open restaurants and essential retail businesses, including Holmdel Township. According to Mayor Greg Buontempo, township employees called restaurants in Holmdel to figure out which establishments were open and what they were offering. They then composed a list of those open restaurants with hours of operation and whether they are available for pickup orders, delivery or are registered with mobile prepared food delivery applications like GrubHub, Uber Eats, etc. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and account for more than 95 percent of the business community in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It’s a quick reference guide for residents to be able to support local restaurants and eateries in town,” said Buontempo. By Allison Perrine Next, they reached out to Holmdel businesses that remain open under the government’s executive orders. Similar to what it did for the restaurants, the town found out which stores are open and listed them on the website with hours of operation. MONMOUTH COUNTY – As social distancing regulations remain in place, putting a heavy burden on restaurants and small businesses, people are stepping up to try and keep them afloat during this challenging time. As part of the initiative, announced April 2 during a county press conference, a list is now available of all area restaurants that are open for business with takeout and delivery options. It will be continually updated and is available at takeoutinmonmouth.com. Currently, it is organized by town. Residents can find their municipality, click through and find out which restaurants are open, with links to their websites. Any businesses that are open and are not on the list are welcome to email [email protected] to be added. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The owner of a small business himself, Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) says he knows personally how hard the pandemic is hitting local businesses. “Low-interest loans are helpful as a stopgap measure, but a lot of mom-and-pop stores can’t afford to go deeper into debt – they need clear and direct cash assistance now,” he said in a press release. “I’m glad to see the NJEDA taking this important step forward, and I know that we’ll continue to work to make sure that our small business can stay afloat during this crisis.” Most restaurants in the Two River area are continuing to serve their customers, if possible, with takeout and delivery options. However, those efforts may not be enough to keep some businesses out of debt or from closing permanently. Because of that, several grassroots efforts are popping up in Monmouth County to support the community, including the county’s latest initiative, “Take Out in Monmouth.” “This is such a great and easy way for residents to know where they can locally order takeout and delivery as well as for small businesses to let residents know that they are open for business,” said Sue Kiley, freeholder deputy director. last_img read more

Horswill, Currie lead Leafs to 5-2 win over Grand Forks

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports Linden Horswill made his return to the NDCC Arena a memorable one as the Okanagan Hockey Association recruit scored his first goal as a junior sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins (see more coverage on Sports Page) Saturday night.
The 16-year-old native of Nelson, called up to play with the Leafs after the team was hit with a rash of injuries, scored the opening goal of the contest before adding an assist on the final marker.Gavin Currie also had a pair of goals to lead Nelson.The Leafs opened the weekend with a 7-4 loss to Beaver Valley Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, 11-11 on the season, built up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes before the Bruins woke up.“I don’t think it was any more difficult that we thought,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. “ Grand Forks has put a pretty good team together now. They’ve acquired some pretty good players from Revelstoke and we knew they’re going to be pretty tough to play against.”Marcus Dahl and Dallon Stoddart also scored for Nelson.Darren Hogg appeared to be heading for his second shutout of the season before the Bruins scored two quick goals in the third to make it a game.Joey Cormano and Artsiom Kalashnikov replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot Grand Forks 27-20.In Fruitvale, Dallas Calvin scored a natural hat trick to spark the Hawks to a 3-0 lead five minutes into the second period.Colton Malmsten cut the margin to 3-1 with a goal three minutes later.But Ryan Baines and Ryan Edwards scored power play markers to increase the Beaver Valley lead to 5-1.Riley Henderson scored on a Nelson power play to give the visitors some momentum entering the third.The Leafs struck for two goals three minutes into the final frame as Patrick Martens and Colton Schell, on the power play, cut the lead to 5-4.However, Justin Niminiken scored a power play goal to diffuse the Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro added an empty net marker to round out the scoring.Beaver Valley finished three-for-five on the power play while Nelson was two for six.Mike Vlanich out dueled Marcus Beesley in the nets to register the win for Beaver Valley. Shots were even at 38-38.The win was the third in three games for the Hawks over Murdoch Division rival Nelson.LEAF NOTES: Nelson’s GM Chris Shaw announced following the game that Nelson acquired Joel Stewart in a trade from the Spokane Braves. In 16 games this season the 6’1”, 190-pound winger had eight goals for 16 points. . . . Nelson was missing leading goal scorer Connor McLaughlin, called up for a northern road trip with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League. McLaughlin scored twice in the third period to spark a four-goal explosion as Trail dumped Prince George 5-3 Friday. Trail, 17-7-0-1, leads the Interior Division by five points over Salmon Arm. McLaughlin, named the game’s second star, finished with three points. He did not play in Trail’s 2-1 loss to Quesnel [email protected]last_img read more

Grizz romps past Dogs 8-2 as KIJHL enters Final Four

first_imgBrendan Urban and Bruce Silvera, including three goals, each had four points to lead the Revelstoke Grizzlies to a convincing 8-2 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in game one of the Okanagan Confernence Final in the South Okanagan City.The Grizz lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 with game two set for Monday in Osoyoos. The Coyotes had the best record of the regular season, posting an incredible 42-2-2-4 record.Sunday’s contest was the first of the KIJHL’s Final Four. Fernie became the latest team to qualify after the Ghostriders outlasted the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in seven games of the Eddie Mountain Division Final Saturday at the Fernie Memorial Arena.Fernie now meets Murdoch Division champ Castlegar Rebels in the Kootenay Conference Final beginning Monday in the East Kootenay City.Johnny Park scored the winning goal at six minutes of the second period and Andrew Walton stopped 24 of 25 shots to power the Ghostriders to a 3-1 victory.The pesky Cats push the Riders to the deciding game after Colton Meaden scored with a second remaining in the first overtime period to give Creston a 5-4 victory.Game two of the Kootenay Final goes Tuesday in Fernie with the series shifting back to the Sunflower City for games three and four Thursday and Saturday.Back in Osoyoos, the Grizz built a 6-0 lead — with four of the markers coming on the power play — 38 minutes into the game before the Desert Dogs were able to hit the score sheet. Osoyoos out shot the Grizzlies 40-33.This is Fernie’s fifth consecutive trip to the KIJHL Conference Final. The past two seasons the Riders lost to the Nelson Leafs. In 2007 the Ghostriders won the KIJHL title.This season Fernie plays host to the Cyclone Taylor Championship, gaining an automatic bye into the four-team tournament.The Cyclone Taylor Cup is set for March 31 to April [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s going to take more than just a 90-point season to dethrone the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs.last_img read more

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

first_imgEvery team in every league enters a new season with dreams of success.The Nelson Leafs hockey club falls into that same category.However, a month into the season and the Leafs believe they are a little closer to enjoying that success at the other end of the rainbow.Nelson holds down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-1-1-1 record, one point ahead of surprising Spokane Braves, with the team returning to the ice Friday for a home date against the Chase Heat at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“We’ve only lost one game (so far this year) and getting at least one point every night is huge for us,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“We’ve been able to stay near the top of our division so we’re just going to keep going.”Dunlap heaps a lot of praise for the Leafs early season results on coach Dave McLellan.The former Junior A skipper has been able to change the culture in the Nelson dressing room according to Dunlap.“(Dave McLellan) is a professional coach with experience at the Junior A . . . BCHL level and he preaches about hard work and hitting,” the player temmates call “Dunnie” said after collecting a pair of assists in Nelson’s comeback victory last Sunday against Sicamous. “All the guys are just falling into the systems and it’s working really well for us right now.”The 6-foot, 180-pound American born Dunlap said the players are like kids in the candy story, eating up what McLellan has to offer.“Dave’s a great coach and knows exactly what’s he’s talking about,” Dunlap said.“He’ll explain something and we’ll just go do it on the ice and it will work . . . like taking candy from a baby.“It’s a total change,” he adds.Dunlap was almost a no-show with the 2014-15 edition of the Leafs.However, a phone conversation with the new coach changed the mind of the Alaska native to return to the Heritage City for his final season of junior hockey.McLellan in turn rewarded Dunlap for his loyalty by naming the 20-year-old center the Leafs captain.“I’m so happy to be captain of the Leafs. I just want to take these boys to a championship,” said Dunlap, finishing last season with 15 goals and 29 points. “It’s a good spot to be in and I just want to lead.”“But having the “C” or having an “A” doesn’t make anyone any better than the next guy,” Dunlap added.“We’re a team and we’re all in this together.”LEAF NOTES: Nelson takes on a Heat team that has two wins on the season and sits last in the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference. However, Chase is coming off a win having defeated Princeton 6-4 in its last game. . . . Leafs added another player to the roster as coach Dave McLellan signed Aidan Geiger, who played last season in Fernie. In 47 games, the 6-foot, 150-pound forward from Calgary had 14 goals and 20 assists in 47 games. . . . Nelson takes to the road to face rival Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City. Nelson won the opening game between the two teams 5-3, September 13.last_img read more

ACCEPTANCE EXTRA GAME IN WINNING $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY A HEAD UNDER ELLIOTT; TRAINED BY BLACK, VRONSKY COLT GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:11.51

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2016)–Sent hard from the gate, trainer Kenny Black’s Acceptance proved extra game in deep stretch, as he held off a tenacious Richard’s Boy to win Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap under veteran Stewart Elliott. Bred in California by Old English Rancho, the 4-year-old colt by Vronsky got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:11.51.Breaking from post position six in a field of seven California-bred or sired runners three and up, Acceptance out-dueled the runner-up going to the half mile point and was able to secure an inside position at the rail prior to crossing the dirt at the top of the lane. From there, he was all heart to the wire as he fended off serious challenges from both Richard’s Boy and favored Boozer, who ended up finishing fifth.“He was tough today,” said Black, himself a former top apprentice rider in the early 1980s. “I thought they had him two or three times, but he just dug in. You’ve got to be proud of him. He really showed a lot of heart today…I just told Stewart (with whom Black rode as a young tyro) to meet me in the Winner’s Circle…I don’t even want to think about what race might be next. I want to give him more time between races.”Owned by Finish Line Racing, LLC and the Ellwood Johnston Trust, Acceptance, who was off at 5-1, paid $12.20, $6.00 and $4.00. A two-time stakes winner on dirt as a juvenile, Acceptance garnered his fourth win from 11 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $366,803.“He’s a nice horse,” said Elliott. He’s got ability and he tries. He’s pretty quick himself, but that was a good post…I rode him last time (a close fifth place allowance finish down the hill on Sept. 30). Kenny said he’d put me right up there or be very close and that was it.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Richard’s Boy held off late closer Somethings Unusual by a half length for the place. The narrow second choice in the wagering at 7-5, Richard’s Boy paid $3.20 and $2.60.Last after the first half mile, Somethings Unusual rallied wide-out under Drayden Van Dyke and finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of McHeat. Off at 15-1, “Something” paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.49, 43.19 and 1:05.47.last_img read more

Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe

first_imgThe Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Northern Europe this week as temperatures soar to 40 degrees.Record-breaking temperatures have hit Northern France while parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also feeling the heat.Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “Our members are advising holidaymakers staying in affected areas to stay hydrated throughout their stay and to avoid direct sunlight during the hottest periods of the day. We are encouraging all travellers to follow the advice of the local authorities which are implementing measures to tackle the extreme heat.” European destinations have introduced air-conditioned rooms, water mists, temporary fountains and other measures to tackle the hot temperatures.The ITAA always recommends that holidaymakers check the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website www.dfa.ie for further information before travelling and to download the TravelWise app, which is designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more