Shenandoah National Park Will Temporarily Close

first_imgThe National Park Service (NPS) received a letter from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District of the Virginia Department of Health recommending the full closure of Shenandoah National Park. Upon receiving this request from the health department, Superintendent Jennifer Flynn, with the support of the NPS Deputy Director, Operations, David Vela and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, made the decision to immediately close the park until further notice. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please visit www.goshenandoah.com for updates about park concessioner, Delaware North’s operations. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. The park will notify the public when it resumes full operations and provide updates on the park website https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/alerts.htm and social media channels. The NPS encourages people to take advantage of the many digital tools already available to explore Shenandoah National Park, including:  center_img Visit the NPS website for interactives, photo galleries, videos, and webcams: https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htmSubscribe to the NPS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShenandoahNPSJoin the NPS on social media where thy will host new content in the coming weeks: https://www.facebook.com/shenandoahnps/, https://twitter.com/ShenandoahNPS, and https://www.instagram.com/shenandoahnps/.     Virginia State Highways 211 and 33 will remain accessible to pass-through.  last_img read more

Five tips for better eliminating board meeting chaos

first_imgThe role of board administrators and corporate secretaries has never been more complex or time-consuming. Beyond managing board meeting schedules and board communication, board governance specialists must monitor and adapt to constantly evolving governance best practices and regulations. Conducting good board management requires actively seeking strategies to reduce the time and effort involved in preparing for board meetings while keeping directors informed and engaged.And it’s not just a case of wanting to keep board members happy and compliant. We know that effective and engaging board communication is a top factor influencing organizational performance. Conversely, ineffective board engagement and communication are top factors in board resignations.Board portal software helps board administrators, chairs and committee leaders boost board management efficiency. Check out the board management habits we’ve observed that help to keep meetings (and the preparation work that goes into them) organized, efficient and stress-free. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

South Africa, Australia to clash in rare four-Test series

first_img(REUTERS) – South Africa and Australia will contest a four-Test series for the first time in almost 50 years when they clash in March and April 2018, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced yesterday.Australia will tour South Africa seeking revenge for their 2-1 home series loss in November and will play four Tests for the first time since being humbled 4-0 on South Africa soil in the 1969/70 season.Since South Africa’s readmission to international cricket in 1991 the sides have met in only two- or three-Test series.The first Test will be played in Durban (March 1-5), followed by Port Elizabeth (March 9-13), Cape Town (March 22-26) and Johannesburg (March 30-April 3).“Test match cricket between Australia and South Africa has always produced epic battles and brought out high-class individual performances that have become part of the annals of the game,” CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.“Australia are currently the number two-ranked team on the ICC Test table and we will need to beat them and India to regain our place at the top of the table.”The tour will form part of a busy home summer for South Africa who will also host Bangladesh (two Tests, three ODIs, two Twenty20s) in September and October, as well as India (four Tests, five ODIs, three Twenty20s) over the festive season period and into 2018.last_img read more