Explore. Scott County.

first_img Music:  Regardless ofyour taste in music, a visit to Scott County is not complete without spending aSaturday night at the world-famous Carter Family Fold, the true “Birthplace ofCountry Music.”  It was in these hillsand “hollers” of Scott County  that A.P.Carter found the sound of what is known as country music.  A collector of songs, A.P. would roam thehills and valley and listen to the “porch music” played by the descendants ofthe Scotch-Irish settlers of this region. A.P. took the old tunes and crafted a new sound, which was discovered atthe 1927 Bristol Sessions by Ralph Peer.  Natural Tunnel State Park offers many inclusive familyoptions—from caving to kayaking.  More than850-feet long and as tall as a ten-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturallycarved through a limestone ridge thousands of years ago. A.P. convinced his wife, Sara, and sister-in-law, Maybelle Carter to accompany him to Bristol and make a recording for Peer.  The Bristol Sessions are recognized today as the beginnings of country music.  As A.P. lay dying, he asked his daughter, Janette Carter, to help preserve “old time traditional music.  Janette replied, “Daddy, I’ll try;” and try she did.  Almost 50 years later, the Carter Family legacy has been preserved at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons.  A.P.’s legacy lives on every Saturday night at The Fold where traditional artists take the stage and honor the father of this original sound. Nature:  Scott County is home to one of the world’s most bio-diverse rivers in the world—the Clinch River.  With eight hand-launch sites, water warriors will find easy access to the lure of the Clinch, whether it be to fish or float.  Once a hidden, local treasure, the Devil’s Bathtub is now known world-wide and often cited as the best tourist destination in Virginia. The Falls of Little Stony is a must see for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts.  The hike is a mere 2.8 miles, with the main feature including three cascading waterfalls.  There are many scenic spots to take a break from the 600-foot ascent by resting along one of the many bridges.  Here you will find a hemlock canopy and a relaxing spot to watch the rushing waters below. William Jennings Bryan called Natural Tunnel the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and the Weather Channel listed it as one of the “Top 20 Caves in the World.”  A Swiss-chalet chairlift takes you down to the bottom of the cave, where you can walk along the creek and follow the railroad tracks that still run through the tunnel today. Scott County offers several iconic eateries, such as Campus Drive-in, the Hob Nob, Teddy’s, and now the Commonwealth’s top Bakery, the Family Bakery in Downtown Gate City.  We invite you to delve deeper into the allure of Scott County, Virginia and see all there is to “EXPLORE.” Scott County is the perfect spot for a family-friendly vacation.  Families will enjoy a visit to the Creation Kingdom Zoo, located in the Snowflake community.  The zoo is a privately-owned by Marc and Elaine Bradley and is a breeding facility for rare and endangered species.  You can walk around the zoo and get up close and personal with a white Bengal Tiger.  Children will love the petting zoo and feeding many of the park’s animals.  Located in the southwestern tip of Virginia, Scott County isa “natural” for music lovers, history buffs, nature enthusiasts and vacationersof all types. From camping under the stars to a mountaintop cabin, Scott County offers some truly original lodging choices, including Appalachian Mountain Cabins, Boone’s Pointe Cabins, Camp Clinch, The Sugar Maple Inn, and Estillville Bed & Breakfast.  History:  Scott County’s rich history spans more than 8,000 years.  Visitors today can walk in the footsteps of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone and visit the newly-opened Daniel Boone Interpretative Center to learn what is was like growing up on the frontier.  Tour the 1700s John Anderson Blockhouse and learn how pioneers protected themselves from marauding Indians. Visit Bush Mill in Nickelsville, which is one of the few remaining restored over-shot water-wheeled gristmills. last_img read more

Singapore Shipping Association Elects Its 1st Female President

first_imgThe Council of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the industry voice of Singapore’s maritime community, has nominated the association’s first-ever female president since its founding in 1985.At SSA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 26, 2019, the 2019/2021 council elected Caroline Yang, CEO of Hong Lam Marine, as the association’s president.Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine as their in-house counsel in 1991 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry.As President of SSA, Yang will be supported by two vice presidents and the SSA Secretariat headed by Michael Phoon. The two vice presidents nominated by the 2019/2021 council are Katie Men, Managing Director of Iseaco Investment and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director of A.P. Moller Singapore.Ms. Caroline Yang is the first female President elected in #SSA’s 34 years’ history. She will be supported by Vice Presidents Ms. Katie Men & Mr. Rene Piil Pederson, as well as the #SSA Secretariat headed by Mr. Michael Phoon. Full media release athttps://t.co/uXCDfVPA9i pic.twitter.com/dYznnODWW3— SSA (@ssa_office) June 26, 2019Commenting on her nomination, Yang said, “I am honoured by the trust the council has placed in me by electing me as SSA president for the 2019/2021 term. The shipping community in Singapore has much to be proud of.”“This year, Singapore bagged the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ for 31st time and also the ‘Best Green Seaport’ at the 2019 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. We were also recognised as the ‘Top Leading Maritime Capital of the World’ for the fourth consecutive time in a report issued by Menon Economics and DNV GL. Notwithstanding, the industry continues to face challenging conditions and digital disruptions. As we navigate into the future together, the task of the council is to work with all stakeholders to champion Maritime Singapore, to keep SSA relevant and responsive to our members, and to encourage participation by our members in our shared goal.” “I would also like to place on record the council’s deep appreciation to immediate-past president Mr. Esben Poulsson, who has been a tireless champion of the Singapore shipping industry. His term is marked by the move of SSA Secretariat into digitalization, and expansion of membership, and by preparing the industry for sweeping changes such as the sulphur oxides cap that goes into effect in January 2020,” Yang added.At the 23rd AGM, the council also named S. S. Teo, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Pacific International Lines, an honorary member in recognition of his immense contributions to Singapore’s shipping industry, including as a long-serving councilor and president of SSA from 2003 to 2011.last_img read more

Tiger makes solid start, Finau leads Memorial Tournament

first_imgTiger Woods carded a one-under 71 on his return as Tony Finau grabbed the lead after the first round of the Memorial Tournament. In action for the first time since February, Woods made a decent start at Muirfield Village on Thursday, mixing four birdies with three bogeys in Dublin, Ohio. Woods, a five-time winner of the tournament, made birdies on two of his first three holes before dropping shots at the sixth and eighth. The 15-time major champion produced a wonderful approach shot to birdie the 15th, only to give that up at the next, but Woods made a 14-footer for birdie on the last. Finau also endured a rollercoaster round, but nine birdies and three bogeys helped the American card a 66 to take the outright lead. Ryan Palmer sits solo second thanks to a five-under 67, while Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland are a shot further back. Jon Rahm, Charles Howell III and Lucas Glover carded 69s to be tied for fifth. The congestion follows with a group of 10 players opening with two-under 70s, with world number one Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth among them. Starting on the back nine, Spieth made an eagle at the par-five 11th before a double bogey followed at the 12th, but he steadied to shoot a 70. Joining McIlroy and Spieth in a tie for eighth are defending champion Patrick Cantlay, Luke List, Mark Hubbard, Ryan Moore, Max Homa, Patrick Rodgers, Jimmy Walker and Harris English. Read Also: Messi: Real Madrid deserved La Liga title Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, meanwhile, endured major struggles. Johnson had four bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey in his eight-over 80, while Fowler carded an 81 that included seven bogeys and a triple. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Lowry in contention at PGA Championship

first_imgLowry begins at 1 o’clock. Shane Lowry is 2 off the lead on 4 under heading into the second day of the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth.Johan Carlsson has a one shot lead on 6 under.Paul Dunne is 1 under and starts his second round just after 11 while Padraig Harrington is 1 over and resumes after 1. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img