GeoTourSwe – The Southern — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!Welcome to Örebro, the seventh largest city in Sweden. Known for shoe manufacturing and biscuit making, Örebro is also the site of multiple buildings dating back to Renaissance times. The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure. SharePrint RelatedTop 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017December 27, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Get Inspired By These Epic GeoToursMay 27, 2016In “GeoTours””Entrance to Mordor” GC14NA0 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 7, 2011February 7, 2011In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More MysteryGC6KP0Kby Team Davidsson 1234567<>center_img Difficulty:2Terrain:5 The quest begins at the bottom of the 43 meter (141 foot) tall tower. A stairway leads up the side of the structure to a door that only geocachers can open. From there, about halfway up the tower, you must rappel through a hole down two stories until you find a clue. The clue leads you out a window, where you’ll have to rappel once again down the side of the building to more clues that lead to the final location. The cache owners, Team Davidsson, said their goal was simple: create a cache that offers “an interesting and historical place, some adrenaline, a small challenge to arrange the clues, a great place to have coffee, and a great opportunity to interact with new and old friends.” According to the 225 logs and 187 Favorite points, they succeeded in their mission.Bonus: this cache is part of The Heart of Sweden GeoTour, a 92-cache adventure around Örebro County. Are you up for the challenge? Location:Örebro, SwedenN 59° 15.716 E 015° 11.762last_img read more

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Creative Inspiration: The Power of Thinking Differently

first_imgBe inspired by these creatives!  Boost your own creativity and productivity by thinking differently.The point of this post is hopefully to inspire you to not only think differently, but act differently and in acting differently create better work. I’ve pulled together a few of my most recent inspiring finds (in the hope that they’ll inspire you as much as they have me) to think, act and do differently…more creatively and more productively. The original inspiration for this post came from a story I read about the design simplicity for a juice box in Japan:Design Thinking“Rule of thumb: if you think something is clever and sophisticated beware-it is probably self-indulgence.” – Donald A Norman.The first point of inspiration is that of simplicity. In good design, the form and the function are rolled into one seamless, attractive entity. There are no extraneous parts, flourishes or bit and bobs. This banana juice box just looks like a banana-juice-box. It’s pretty perfect. Any extra writing or labels or information would kill the striking simplicity of the design. Its not confusing in anyway.Good design lets the user get straight to using the your product, service or software without reading the manual or asking for help. Apple are famous for their good design and for very good reason:In The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A Norman (which is one of 5 books for creatives that everyone should read) he points out that by simplifying design we can clearly communicate to the user what they need to do to use a product.As a film editor this call for simplicity makes me think that I can add all the flashy graphics, cool looking color grade and sound effects I want, but if the story in its simplest form doesn’t work, the rest doesn’t matter. Less is still more. What would it look like to strip what you create, down to its simplest form?Re-Thinking ThinkingI was reading recently about the process of adapting to living in New York that a post production guy was going through, after moving to the US office of one of my favorite London production companies. Having to downsize dramatically not only required thinking simply but also creatively. For a flavor of what I mean, check out this intensely creative use of 420 square feet of New York real-estate:So often I find myself thinking that I need more stuff – tools, plugins, gadgets and gizmos to get more work done. But really I just need to make the most of what I already have with some thoughtful, creative re-thinking. By re-thinking I mean forcing myself to look at what I do in a whole new light. How can I make small tweaks to what I do day to day that would make me much more productive and creative?Templates and presets spring to mind as my video editing equivalent of fold-away furniture. Sure it might only take me a few minutes a couple of times a day to throw something through a compression program to make a client’s email-sized video file. But that’s still exporting the master file, opening Compressor, setting the parameters, hitting submit, opening the batch monitor and waiting for the file, finding the file and copying it to the Dropbox folder (or uploading via WeTransfer), copying the public link and pasting that into an email.So I’ve made myself an automator solution that does it all for me.  All I have to hit is ‘export’ and walk away. Sometime later I’ll get an email that I can then easily forward to my client. If building that kind of thing sounds too complex then a simple droplet on your desktop could do away with half of your work in one move.Taking the time to re-think what you do is the most valuable time you can spend. Find the things you do regularly and see if you can think of a better way of doing them, streamlining your processes. It could be incredibly simple things like mapping new keyboard shortcuts in your creative program of choice or building a template invoice for each client or whatever your equivalent is. Taking the time to re-think will most always be worth it.Outward ThinkingRon Finley is an incredibly inspiring gardener whose art is to take over public spaces and make them fruitful again:Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, defiance, beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”I find Ron’s story to be both an inspiration and a provocation. An inspiration to dust off my window boxes and try to persuade them to once again sustain fruitful and useful life – herbs for the scent and the flavor – and a provocation to be creative in ways that are outside of my ‘normal’ creative field.Creativity is a habit that grows through being fed, nurtured and worked. Finding creative sources that inspire and provoke you, but originate from outside of your usual sphere will bring in fresh insights (in a cross pollinating way – to really stretch the gardening metaphor) and fresh challenges to your creative work. Open up your thinking to what’s happening outside.last_img read more

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SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_img· It’s official! Coffs Harbour and the ATA are a couple once again. We’ll all be converging on Coffs for the 2005-2007 NTL’s. 13 constituent bodies and regions have also been issued with permits to compete at the 2005-2007 NTL’s (see stories on the website for full details) · Need a new cap or t-shirt for your struggling wardrobe? Check out the merchandise on sale on the ATA website for a bargain. · In what NSW touch are describing as one of the best all-schools finals ever, Kingsgrove North came back from 3-0 down to force the boys final into a drop-off before eventually losing 4-3 to Tomaree. In the girls Kelly Pepper led St Paul’s Port Macquarie to a 4-3 win over Terrigal, her player of the final performance helping St Paul’s defend their 2003 title. · Benji Marshall may be one of the best new things in NRL footy but he’s also played a bit of touch, and while he’s sidelined for a few weeks with an injury, the Wests Tigers keep playing and their website keeps running. Check out the player profile on Benji for some interesting and slightly useful information such as…If Benji could have three wishes he would marry Delta Goodrem, sing like Craig David and be able to fly! · Learn to play like Tony El Takchi, Gab Rose or Jason Stanton as the NSWTA and some of Australia’s leading players hold a training camp for kids 12-16 years old with either beginner, intermediate or elite skill levels. The camp will be held from the 5th-7th October, check out the NSWTA website or contact them for more details. · Touch balls hitting frozen fingers…ouch…The ACT’s winter competition commences on May 17. With temperatures already dropping down in the minuses overnight, it’s a chilly few months ahead for touch footballers in the nation’s capital! · The SASSSA (South Australian Secondary Schools Sports Association) is holding the finals in their knockout championships in Adelaide on 19th and 20th May. · Happy Birthday to Mellissa Craft, the ATA’s recently married awesome Travel Merchandise Manager, who celebrated her birthday on Saturday May 8. No, she won’t reveal her age. · The Victorian Touch Association is looking for a men’s open coach, if you’re interested (and suitable), check out their website and have your application in by Friday 14th May. · The Australian Uni Games are back in Perth in September, a little touch and a lot of fun for those involved, and event organisers are looking for volunteers. Visit their website to check it out. · The Toowoomba Touch Association deserve a mention in our weekly snapshot for their website efforts, including info, pictures, up-to-date results and ladders as well as game reviews. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

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10 months agoGenoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genoa, Frosinone in contact with Newcastle wing-back Lazaarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United wing-back Achraf Lazaar is closer to a return to January.Lazaar spent last season on-loan at Benevento.And TMW says Genoa and Frosinone are now in contact about bringing Lazaar back to Serie A next month.Both Serie A clubs would seek to take the 26 year-old on-loan.Lazaar has been frozen out by Toon boss Rafa Benitez this season as he has been encouraged to find himself a new club. last_img read more

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4 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for success

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery: We needs youngsters for successby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery believes the club’s youngsters have a vital role to play as they strive for success this season.The Gunners are competing on several fronts, including the Premier League and Europa League.Squad rotation is essential if they are to maintain form and fitness over a lengthy and gruelling season.It is why Emery believes the younger players emerging in the squad have vital roles to play.”We can play better each match. It’s one process. Little by little we’re using the young players to achieve the performance, giving them confidence and experience in the matches,” Emery told reporters.”For example, Bukayo Saka is improving, helping us and taking a good performance. I know he needs to break more steps ahead in his improvement. Other players are the same.”This is the way he can give us the best performance and best way to do our way, playing maybe better sometimes. I think this is one process.”For us it’s very important to be competitive each match. We are being competitive at the moment. Being competitive we can then achieve a better way for how we can play.”If we are competitive we can use different players in different moments, some with more skill, some with more capacity to do pressing and transition. We can use them if we, like a team, can feel strong in our mentality and being competitive and consistent each match.” last_img read more

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Jamaica and Dominican Republic to Forge Closer Ties

first_img Meanwhile, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sánchez said the time has come to launch “a new era of win-win cooperation to take tangible benefits to our people in a just and solidary manner. We are two nations that, unfortunately, face vulnerability caused by climate change, and in which large sections of the populations still live in poverty vulnerability”. At a joint press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister after the discussions, Prime Minister Holness, said that both countries have similar goals, which could be facilitated through cooperation and strengthening of alliances. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic will be increasing collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture, and education, among other areas, with the aim of bringing tangible benefits to both countries and the wider region.This followed a meeting between Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and President of the Dominican Republic, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sánchez, where they discussed a range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.President Medina arrived in the island today (November 27) for a one-day State Visit.At a joint press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister after the discussions, Prime Minister Holness, said that both countries have similar goals, which could be facilitated through cooperation and strengthening of alliances.He cited tourism as one area where closer ties will be forged. “We both agreed that the tourism sector has (grown) considerably in Latin America, and especially in the Caribbean. For this reason, the time has come to join forces, so that the fruits of this growth are distributed more and more in a fair and sustainable way among Caribbean people as a whole,” he said.Mr. Holness said that both countries are to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote multi-destination tourism. “We agreed that we will negotiate a new air services agreement, which will complement the MOU,” he noted further.Prime Minister Holness said the leaders also agreed to establish a joint bilateral commission to enable broader cooperation in the areas of sport, culture, education, and other matters of mutual interest.“Jamaica and the Dominican Republic have mutual interests in strengthening trade and investment relationships with the aim of creating more opportunities for employment and income generation in both countries,” he added.Prime Minister Holness and President Medina also discussed the need for the Caribbean to have a single voice in fora such as the One Planet Summit on climate Change to be held in Paris France on December 12.He said it is important that the world know the difficulties Caribbean islands are experiencing from the increase in and intensity of natural disasters.Meanwhile, His Excellency Danilo Medina Sánchez said the time has come to launch “a new era of win-win cooperation to take tangible benefits to our people in a just and solidary manner. We are two nations that, unfortunately, face vulnerability caused by climate change, and in which large sections of the populations still live in poverty vulnerability”.“But, we are also two countries with very promising economies, with developments that present the opportunities to overcome these challenges and take care of the needs of our people,” he added.President Medina noted that tourism has grown considerably in Latin America and throughout the Caribbean, adding that the moment has come to bring “our efforts together, so that the product, the fruit, the result of this growth will be distributed in a fair and sustainable way amongst all societies of the Caribbean”.The Dominican Republic President said that Jamaica is a great and important trade partner, from which his country has a lot to learn.“You are the regional leader in such aspects that are key to competiveness, such as the time it takes to incorporate. On our hand, we are also very interested in sharing our best practices and (to) cooperate with the people of Jamaica in whatever interest you may have,” he said.During the media briefing, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Dominican Republic, Miguel Vargas, signed an MOU aimed at facilitating bilateral consultations between both governments in areas of mutual interest.Danilo Medina Sánchez is the Dominican Republic’s 53rd President. He has been in office since 2012.At the end of the State Visit, President Medina will depart Kingston for Montego Bay where he will participate in the United Nations World Tourism Organization conference from November 27 to 29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Story Highlights Jamaica and the Dominican Republic will be increasing collaboration in tourism, trade, sports, culture, and education, among other areas, with the aim of bringing tangible benefits to both countries and the wider region.last_img read more

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On life support Research shows common pesticides starve disorient birds

first_imgSASKATOON – Newly published research says two of Canada’s most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and their sense of direction.“This is very good evidence that even a little dose — incidental, you might call it — in their feeding could be enough to have serious impacts,” said University of Saskatchewan biologist Christy Morrissey, whose paper was published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.Morrissey studied the effect of two widely used pesticide types — neonicotinoids and organophosphates. Both are used on more than 100 different crops, including wheat and canola, and are found in dozens of commercial products.The so-called neonics are often applied to seeds before they’re planted in the ground. Organophosphates are applied in tiny granules.Both are known to be lethal to birds in large doses, but Morrissey wanted to study the impact of smaller amounts.She and her colleagues took three groups of white-crowned sparrows, a common migratory songbird found throughout North America, and exposed them to a small dose, a somewhat larger dose, or no dose at all.All doses were kept deliberately small. The low neonic dose was the equivalent of four treated canola seeds per day for three days — about one per cent of the bird’s diet.The results were dramatic.After three days, the low-dose birds lost 17 per cent of their weight. The high-dose birds lost 25 per cent.“That’s a lot,” said Morrissey. “At that point, those birds were on life support.”The birds exposed to organophosphates kept their weight, but they lost something else — their ability to find north. Both the high-dose and low-dose group lost all orientation and didn’t get it back after the tests ended.The neonics also disoriented the sparrows, but the effect faded when the exposure stopped.A 2016 survey suggested that migratory songbird populations have fallen by 1.5 billion since 1970. Morrissey suggests that pesticides might be one reason why.“In the real world, any bird that experiences these effects is pretty much a dead bird,” she said.Morrissey points out that pesticides are often applied just as birds are increasing their food intake to get ready to migrate.Pierre Petelle, head of the agricultural chemical industry association CropLife Canada, said the paper is being considered.“We’ll be looking closely at the study, including how realistic the exposure scenarios were, among other elements,” he said.“Like any new study on pesticides, this one will be thoroughly reviewed by both industry and regulators and it will need to be looked at in the context of other extensive studies.”Neonics have already been blamed for steep drops in bee populations.Health Canada is considering a ban on the neonic used in Morrissey’s study. The European Union strictly regulates its use.Morrissey said her study has been made available to Health Canada.There may be ways to keep the popular pesticide on the market and reduce its environmental impact, she suggested. Instead of being applied universally to seeds, it may be wiser to use neonics only when they’re needed.“That’s where we have to consider how we’re doing agriculture, whether we should be applying very toxic pesticides when they may or may not need to be used.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version called one of the pesticides organochlorines.last_img read more

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Palace must turn up against Cardiff – Hodgson

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes their 3-2 shocking win at Manchester City will mean nothing if they fail to beat Cardiff City on Wednesday night.Palace pulled off one of the most shocking results in the Premier League last weekend with 3-2 victory at the Etihad on Saturday condemning City to their second defeat of the season.Cardiff City will visit Selhurst Park on Boxing Day, and Hodgson says a defeat would undo their victory at City.“We know it’s going to be a very difficult game. We were under the impression it might be a really crucial fixture if we want to get up to something like 18 or 19 points in the first half of the season,” Hodgson told Sky Sports.“I suppose this win [at City] has relieved that pressure slightly but not for me it hasn’t and not for the players.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“If we’re going to take advantage of these three, you could call them bonus points because not many people expected us to get them, we need to get a result again against Cardiff.“If we were to lose that game at home then all we’ve done really is swap the games around.“I’ve already made that clear to the players and I’ve been making it clear to them for a while, I fully trust that they’ll take that message on board.”last_img read more

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KNWR Wrapping Up Slash Burning Today

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting slash pile burning today in Sterling. The piles are a result of thinning along the Refuge boundary, a portion of the Sterling Fuel Break. According to the Refuge, the fuel break is intended to provide protection to the residents and infrastructure around Sterling, as well as give managers more decision space to make more informed decisions about wildfires that occur in the area.center_img The burning began on Tuesday, December 11, and is expected to be completed today.last_img read more

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