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Car camp: Deep Hole Recreation Area

first_imgCar camp in the Deep Hole Recreation Area in Chattahoochee National ForestDepending on your age, late August can be a time of joyful celebration, moderate melancholy, or abject terror. Parents rejoice, older kids resign to the fact they have to get back in the classroom, and younger kids – especially those entering a new school – are frightened to death of having an agenda each day and facing their peers following a summer where anything could have, and probably did, happen. But the dying days of summer also mean waking up to cool temperatures and not sizzling from noon to four everyday. Take advantage of these last fleeting moments by going on an adventure, albeit a mild one: car camping.If you are lucky enough to have not started school yet, now is the time to take your kids’ mind off the coming nine months of math, science, and social studies by exploring the great outdoors in style. Camping by car allows you to bring everything you could possibly need –and then some – without having to carry it all. Choose the right plot in the right location and you can spend the entire weekend hiking, biking, and swimming to your heart’s content. Think of it as a last ditch effort at summer camp for the whole family. If you have already started school, think of it as brief pause to absorb that first week’s worth of new knowledge. Either way, everybody wins.One of the best car camping spots in the South is the Deep Hole Recreation area in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest. The small, primitive campground (no electricity, no showers) sits on the banks of the Toccoa River, just a few miles south of Lake Blue Ridge, within prime striking distance to some of the Chattahoochee National Forest’s best recreation. The Appalachian Trail and Benton Mackaye Trail intersect a few miles from the campground, and Aska Trails—one of Georgia’s best mountain bike systems—is just up the road. The campground is also the put-in for the 17-mile Toccoa River Canoe Trail.View Larger Maplast_img read more

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Shopee kicks off year-end shopping event with optimism

first_imgLast year, Shopee recorded around 17 million transactions during the 9.9 event, an almost three-fold increase from 5.8 million transactions in 2018.E-commerce transactions have increased 26 percent during the pandemic, Bank Indonesia data show.E-commerce promotions, such as Single’s Day and National Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas), increased online sales last year by 3.7 and 5.3 times, respectively, according to a recent survey by Katadata Insight Center and P2P lender Kredivo.Beyond the Shopee event, other e-commerce platforms in Indonesia are also set to take part in upcoming promotional events, including Online Shopping Party in October, Singles Day in November and Harbolnas in December. Management consulting company Redseer previously predicted that Indonesia’s e-commerce growth trajectory would remain positive, with the sector expected to see 50 percent year-on-year growth to be worth US$35 billion this year from $23 billion last year.Christin added that online shopping trends had changed throughout the year, with grocery purchases becoming popular in the first quarter of the year when people began physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Later in the year, during Ramadan and the Idul Fitri holiday, purchases of Islamic clothing rose. Recently, Shopee has seen rising demand for sport and outdoor items, she added.“To cater to this trend, we will be launching an official Adidas store on our platform,” Christin said, referring to the German sport equipment and accessories giant.Twitter Indonesia country industry head Dwi Adriansah said the social media platform had seen a 20 percent increase in topics about online shopping during the pandemic.He added that Twitter had become a new platform for people to post product reviews of items they bought online.“I believe the online shopping trend and discussions surrounding it will continue to grow,” Dwi told the press. (eyc) E-commerce platform Shopee Indonesia has launched a three-week shopping event called 9.9 Super Shopping Day, offering free delivery and late-night discounts, amid the online shopping boom during the pandemic.Shopee Indonesia director Christin Djuarto said the 9.9 event would commence on Aug. 18 and run until Sept. 9.“We believe the online shopping trend will continue to rise, and we hope that this year’s 9.9 event will exceed last year’s achievement,” she said during an online press conference on Tuesday. Editor’s note: This article has been revised to state that the shopping event will run until Sept. 9. Topics :last_img read more

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Lakers face elimination Friday night against the Nets

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lance Stephenson is questionable with a sprained toe. He’s missed nine of the last 10 games.Looking back, the Lakers’ post-All-Star stretch has been filled with frustrating losses. When asked if road defeats to Memphis and Phoenix, as well as a home loss to the Clippers, stood out, Walton affirmed they were among the “more painful ones.” But Walton also said since the Lakers have dropped from contention, it’s been hard to quibble with the team’s professionalism in practice and film, if not the overall results.“I think they’ve done a nice job of being professional,” he said. “There’s nights when we’re throwing out our G League guys and we’re only playing LeBron a certain amount of minutes when he is playing and the guys are giving what they have. And I think that speaks to them and shows that they still care and they still want to win.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years EL SEGUNDO — It’s been over for a long time. But after Friday night’s game, it could be officially finished.The Lakers (31-40), losers of 11 of their last 13 games, are facing elimination from the postseason against the Brooklyn Nets for tip-off at Staples Center. As of Friday morning, the team was 10½ games out of eighth place with 11 games to go.It’s been a given that the day would come. But to have it come March 22 might have been a lot sooner than even the most pessimistic fan would guess. Still, Coach Luke Walton insisted the elimination game didn’t change much about the Lakers’ current situation.“We obviously had goals of being in the playoffs this year,” he said. “But as far as that marker goes, what’s important for us is we come out tonight and play a certain way and try to win a basketball game and that’s it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAfter sitting out the previous game in Milwaukee with groin soreness, LeBron James will play. Even through the team’s slide down the standings, James has averaged 29.8 points, 9.0 assists, and 8.2 rebounds per game with 51.9 percent shooting.That hasn’t meant James has escaped criticism as the Lakers have fallen out of contention and beyond. In his last game against the Knicks, James had a particularly painful moment when his potential game-winning shot was blocked by Mario Hezonja.But the 34-year-old said that while he’ll miss the postseason for the first time since 2005 – and while the Lakers are reducing his minutes – it hasn’t damaged his enthusiasm for games.“This is our job,” he said. “And I think playing the game for me personally, playing the game that I love to play is always fun. And you still get an opportunity to compete. I love to compete, so no matter if we are out of the playoffs, in the playoffs or whatever the case may be, to go out and compete versus another team and compete versus other guys, that’s what gets me going every day.”The Lakers will face elimination without Josh Hart, who is out with knee soreness as he consults with doctors on his options about his lingering tendinitis. The possibility remains open that he could join fellow teammates Brandon Ingram (shoulder surgery) and Lonzo Ball (sprained ankle) on the shelf for the rest of the season.last_img read more

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