Your outdoor news for March 19, 2013Jocks Not That Dumb After AllAccording to a new study out of the University of Illinois elite athletes may not only be sweet jocks, but may have superfast brains as well. Using the aesthetically pleasing focus group of 87 top-ranked Brazilian volleyball players (What? The Ballroom Dance team wasn’t available?) researchers found the athletes performed better in processing information quickly, changing between multiple tasks, and memory tests. They were also better at accomplishing tasks while ignoring irrelevant information and quicker with peripheral vision and subtle changes. On the surface, this makes sense: athletes spend a lot of their time making instantaneous decisions based on their field of vision, situational awareness, and speed. They constantly gauge their own abilities against that of their opponent and finding weakness. This takes a lot of brain power, maybe that’s why some don’t do as well in the class room.The study appears in the journal Frontiers of Psychology (bet that’s a page turner…although here I am talking about it, so who knows what’s what anymore. Maybe they should do a study on that, bring the Brazilians.)Biting the Hand That FeedsWhy do people insist on insulting Mother Nature? Nothing good can come of it. An interview conducted by the Outdoor Nation Blog aims to answer this question as it pertains to the ski resort industry. The interview is with Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at the Aspen Ski Company, and describes how and why the majority of ski resort CEOs and executives are climate change deniers. Climate change deniers despite a report on its negative effects on the ski industry co-written by the Natural Resources Defense Organization and widely circulated. Climate change deniers despite the fact that their whole industry relies on the weather. It’s an interesting read and Schendler expresses some strong opinions on the matter.New Mountain Bike Trails in NOVANorthern Virginia got some new mountain biking trails this week at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton. According to this post from the Virginia Bicycling Federation, the 4.7-mile South Branch Loop Trail is the “first constructed natural surface trail open to mountain bikes on Bureau of Land Management-managed land east of the Mississippi River.” The BLM built the trail in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and plan on adding several more miles of mountain bike only trails by the end of August (South Branch Loop Trail is mtb and hike). They need donations and volunteers to help out with finishing the project. Find out more here. GET INVOLVED PEOPLE, KEEP THE MOMENTUM!
The Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia (SIKD) reacted to the current situation, ie postponing the appointment of the Management Board of Jadran dd from Crikvenica, a tourist company that owns 8 hotels, 2 campsites and a tourist resort on the Crikvenica Riviera.Namely, the President of SIKD Bruno Bulić forwarded the letter to the members of the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica, the Minister of Tourism, the Minister of State Property and CERP and to the Prime Minister, in which he points out that SIKD is surprised and worried about the expiration of the current Management Board. Jadran dd, no agreement was reached on the appointment of a new or extension of the current President of the Management Board of Jadran dd”It would be unusual and unacceptable if the ownership of the Adriatic remained unchanged, but in a situation where it is certain that there will be a change of ownership in a very short time, it is almost incomprehensible.“Points out Bruno Bulić, President of the Trade Union and adds that in the period until the formal change of ownership the Company must function, work processes must take place, and for this extremely important economic activity, where the human factor is crucial, it is unnecessary to create uncertainty, unrest and discomfort among workers. .The entire press release of the Trade Union of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia is transmitted in its entirety:” We are surprised and concerned that by the expiration of the term of the current Management Board of Mr. Dino Manestra, ie by 17 January 2018, you have not reached an agreement on the appointment of the President of the Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica.Namely, the session of the Supervisory Board at which the Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica was to be appointed, according to unofficial information we have, which is unfortunately hidden from the workers, was postponed twice because the owners’ representatives failed to agree on who will take over the presidency. Management Board of Jadran dd Crikvenica.It would be unusual and unacceptable if the ownership of the Adriatic remained unchanged, but in a situation where it is certain that there will be a change of ownership in a very short time, it is almost incomprehensible.The fact is that the Republic of Croatia, ie the Ministry of State Property cares to sell this company, that the published tender received, according to official CERP data, a binding offer from the bidder PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd mandatory pension fund, and ERSTE doo on behalf of ERSTE BLUE mandatory pension fund; that the price offered is almost 6 million more than the initial fixed price; that in the binding offer the bidders undertook to recapitalize in the amount of HRK 200 million in accordance with the invitation within 6 months from the day of concluding the Agreement on sale and transfer of shares, so in the opinion of SIKD the sale of Adriatic shares is almost based on the change of ownership. safe.And precisely because of that, it is incomprehensible that until the expiration of the mandate of the current President of the Management Board Dino Manestra, no new Management Board has been appointed or the mandate of the current President of the Management Board Jadran dd has not been extended for a while until the change of ownership. In the period until the formal change of ownership, the Company must function, work processes must take place, and for this extremely important economic activity, where the human factor is crucial, it is unnecessary to create uncertainty, unrest and discomfort among workers.The workers of Jadran dd have gone through their ordeal in the last twenty years, when they did not receive a salary or they received it late and reduced. It was a time when the Adriatic was a “case”, when various long-term caretakers toured the Adriatic with the intention of catching it. Today, Jadran is a stable company, and investors have recognized that it is a good “bridegroom”, that is, we hope future owners, so we do not want to believe that Jadran dd is once again creating a “case” where politicians will collect political points.If the future owners, ie bidders do not have the possibility (and legally do not have) to nominate a candidate for President of the Management Board, for a relatively short period until the change of ownership, the acting President of the Management Board should be appointed. If there are problems of this kind, then indeed this Government of the Republic of Croatia has very big problems. In this sense, the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of State Property, as well as members of the Supervisory Board of Jadran dd, will be responsible for the consequences that could arise due to late appointment of the Management Board of Jadran ddTherefore, we call on the Government of the Republic of Croatia and all competent ministers to give instructions, ie members of the Supervisory Board to appoint without delay the Acting Management Board of Jadran dd for a period not exceeding 6 months, and in which period the new owner would appoint the Supervisory Board in accordance with the Companies Act. ddBruno Bulić, President of the Trade Union ” Related news: CERP RECEIVED ONE BINDING OFFER FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHARES OF JADRAN DD