Lisa Stewart is curator at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Townsend, Tenn., near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ABR admits injured and orphaned cubs captured by wildlife officers from all over the Eastern U.S., rehabilitates them, and releases them into their home sites. The rescue has helped 100 black bears since admitting their first cub in 1996.What’s the chance of seeing a black bear in the wild during the winter? Black bears do not really hibernate in the South. We call it a winter’s nap instead. Males may be on the move all winter, while female bears den if they’re having cubs. But black bear movements do slow down in the winter, so their bodies can handle the lack of available food.How fast can a black bear run? Could I outrun one on a mountain bike? Black bears can run up to 35 miles per hour. And they can run as fast uphill as they can downhill. They’re very agile, climbing trees quickly and scaling down them like a fireman on a pole.What sort of dens do black bears establish in the Southern Appalachians? Most female black bears and their cubs will reside in trees because it’s safer. Otherwise, they’ll take to caves, abandoned dens of other animals, or dig an underground den. Male bears will go from one day bed to the next, sleeping in giant “bird’s nests” of sticks and grass. Black bears can have a feeding range up to 10 square miles that they’ll travel daily. Generally, they stick to a five-mile area surrounding their den.
After 11 long years, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel around the future of the Marjan Hotel in Split. Namely, the bankruptcy proceedings at the Commercial Court in Split against the bankruptcy debtor “Adriatic” dd in bankruptcy were completed by issuing a conclusion on the sale, reports Free Dalmatia. By 2021, an additional two billion kuna will be invested in the tourist part of the Group, which will bring 95 percent of hotel capacities to the highest level of supply, announced Adris at the end of last year. After the opening of the luxury hotel Park in Rovinj, investments will follow in Split, of course if everything goes according to plan around the hotel Marjan, and in Zagreb and Dubrovnik in hotels HUP Zagreb, which Adris bought from Andjelko Leka last year. Thus, Fina will sell an electronic public auction of a hotel of 5679 square meters, a substation, a parking lot, three yards and stairs, all together almost 12 square meters. According to the accepted estimate, the price was set at HRK 432 million including VAT. ADRIS WILL INVEST TWO BILLION HRK IN THE TOURIST PART OF THE GROUP BY 2021 Željko Kerum bought the Marjan Hotel in 2005 through a tender. He paid 170 million kuna, three times more than the requested 57 million kuna. Less than four years later, a contract was signed with the Hilton, and Kerum became mayor a few months later. The works on “Marjan” were soon interrupted, and in 2015 everything ended with the bankruptcy of the company “Adriatic. RELATED NEWS: It would be a real “miracle” if Adris did not buy Hotel Marjan and thus not become a 100% owner of this extremely valuable property. Namely, in December 2017, Adria resort, a company within the Adris group, concluded an Agreement on the purchase and sale of all receivables with associated mortgages on real estate owned by the bankrupt company Adriatic dd from Split. If another investor interested in the Marjan hotel appears, then he should additionally buy receivables from Adris, which is very unlikely. THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL ON THE ADRIATIC OPENED, GRAND PARK HOTEL
AFP Sport looks at three major calls Lampard must get right if Chelsea are to take a step towards the quarter-finals:Keep faith with Giroud?Having spent much of the season in exile, Olivier Giroud was back with a bang as he scored the opening goal against Tottenham on Saturday in his first Premier League start since November.The France striker had been reduced to fringe status by Lampard’s decision to give talented youngster Tammy Abraham his opportunity, but an injury to the England international and the ineffective form of Michy Batshuayi gave Giroud a second chance.He made the most of it with a lethal first half finish in the vital 2-1 win over Tottenham, producing a combative performance that might have given Lampard food for thought.Giroud’s second club goal of the season and his first in the Premier League since April underlined the threat posed by the 33-year-old’s physical style and clever movement.Now Lampard must decide if Giroud, whose lack of match action meant he could only last 70 minutes against Tottenham, is capable of repeating that display against Bayern.Chelsea, who have struggled to find a cutting edge for much of the season in home games, certainly looked more dynamic with Giroud leading the line en route to their first win in five league matches.And in the back of his mind, Lampard will know Abraham, who came off the bench to replace Giroud, might be running out of steam with only one goal in 2020 and has just two in his last 10 games.Retain defensive system?Marcos Alonso enjoyed Chelsea’s switch to a five-man defence against Tottenham Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces some big decisions ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopStunning Wedding Looks From Around The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movie8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap OperasThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Read Also: EPL: Chelsea subdue Tottenham 2-1, as Giroud, Alonso seal Blues winHe did just that with the assist for Alonso’s goal by moving into a central position that took him away from any potential markers.With Brazilian winger Willian rested after being used as substitute against Tottenham, Lampard will have to decide whether Barkley, who has raised eyebrows with some off-field antics since joining Chelsea, can be trusted to repeat that kind of mature show against Bayern.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Mourinho’s cheeky pre-match claim that Lampard would return to the five-man defence he had employed against Tottenham earlier this season proved correct on Saturday.Now the Chelsea boss must be tempted to deploy the same system against Bayern.Despite his knowledge that Lampard would use Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger as his centre-backs, with Reece James and Marcos Alonso bombing forward as wing-backs, Mourinho had no answer to the effective formation.The tactics gave Chelsea a more solid look at the back and freed James and Alonso to join the attack, allowing them to overload their opponents in wide areas, a scheme perfectly illustrated when the ball was worked from right to left for Alonso to fire home from 20 yards.It was the Spanish left-back’s first start since December after he spending much of the season behind Emerson and even Azpilicueta, usually a right-back or centre-back, in Lampard’s pecking order.Lampard has twice out-witted Mourinho with the formation this season and, given Chelsea have often looked creaky at the back this season, it would be no surprise if he relied on that security blanket again to subdue the German champions.Let Barkley run wild?Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley was influential against Tottenham Like Giroud and Alonso, Ross Barkley had endured a frustrating campaign that suddenly offers hope of a rewarding finale after his influential display against Tottenham.Liverpool-born Barkley has never looked comfortable among Chelsea’s cosmopolitan squad since arriving from Everton in January 2018 and a series of diffident performances had raised questions about the midfielder’s long-term future with the club.The promise shown by Barkley as a youngster at Everton seemed a lifetime ago as he laboured to make an impact in west London, but Lampard might have found a way to unlock his potential at last.Using the 26-year-old on the left side of Chelsea’s attack on Saturday unchained Barkley from any defensive responsibility, giving him freedom to roam and take up positions that could hurt Tottenham.