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The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA-maze-ing, amirite? Photo courtesy of WoodnuttGeocache Name:Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Some geocaches just go above and beyond the traditional idea of what a geocache is. In particular, this geocache combines not only a multi-stage puzzle-solving adventure, but also inventive and creative containers. On top of all that, the geocache creator partnered directly with the Alabama State Parks department to ensure that this geocache will entertain geocachers for years to come. Just a look through the Found It logs will give you a glimpse into what geocachers think of this geocache. If you’re ever in the area, stop in, try your luck at the maze and earn this awesome smiley.What the geocache owner, Woodnutt, has to say:“I have always enjoyed working with wood and have built houses, furniture, cabinets and canoes; so geocaches were something that fit right in.  Building different, unique and creative caches is what I enjoy the most…The partnership with the Alabama State Parks began with a request by the manager of Chewacla State Park to the geocaching community about placing caches in his park…I read all the logs on all of my caches, however the ones that are positive and really enjoyed the cache are the ones that I enjoy the most.  Creative caches take a lot of time and money to build and place and when you receive a log from someone that enjoyed the cache and their time outdoors makes the effort to place the cache worthwhile.  The favorite points are nice to see as well and let others know the cache is worth the time to find.To the geocaching community I would like to say thank you for your logs and favorite points and ask that you take care of the cache.  Sometimes things break, just let the cache owner know so it can be corrected.  I have had a number of caches stolen or damaged as I know many other cache owners have which is very dishearten after the effort place in the cache.  Otherwise, enjoy the great outdoors and geocaching.”What geocachers are saying:“I’ve heard so much about this cache through other finders. I wasn’t going to leave the park without it! I played with the maze for a good 30 minutes and had no luck. One of the park workers and her two daughters stopped to help me out, and finally we had the treasure in hand!” – Leleboo_05“Wow! This is one of the best caches we’ve ever done and that’s saying a lot because we’ve done so many of your caches, Woodnutt, and they’ve all been so well thought out, crafty and some were just downright evil (LOL)! We loved them all, but this one was ingenious!” – Zargonians“I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before, I really enjoyed the concept and the work that went into making this. Gains a favorite point from me and swapped out TBs. TFTC!” – PhystyPhotos:Happy geocachers after the find! Photo by geocacher megrace11Follow the map to the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttTreasure! Photo courtesy of WoodnuttSolve the maze to open the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttWhat’s the most creative geocache container you’ve ever found? Tell us and post photos in the comments. SharePrint RelatedAre you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Audio Chat with Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski “Cooking Demonstrations”

Audio Chat with Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN and Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski “Cooking Demonstrations”

first_imgBy Robin AllenClick here for the audio chat with Lori Carlson and Dr. Karen Chapman-NovakofskiAudio Player/files/2016/02/Carlson-podcast.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.I have been asked to conduct food demonstrations many times.  As soon as people find out I am a Registered Dietitian they assume I can cook, and I can demonstrate how to cook.  Well, this is not true. Just because I know what to eat and how it is to be prepared does not mean I can stand up and do a demonstration.  I have done one cooking demonstration and it took me so long to prepare that I have never done it again.  It was a success however and well-received, thanks to a lot of planning.  I have a friend however who can put together a food/cooking demonstration at the drop of a hat and do it on TV while providing great nutritional advice.  Her audience loves it and she loves doing it. What is her secret?If you want to start doing cooking demonstrations, please listen to this audio cast with  Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski and Lori Carlson, MS, RDN, LDN, who presented “Cooking Up Nutrition Education” January 26, 2016.  You can still obtain 1.0 CPEU by visiting the event page, watching the recording and completing the evaluation. This post was written by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

Audi unveils R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the last of the R8 line

Audi unveils R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the last of the R8 line

first_imgIngolstadt based carmaker Audi has revealed the 2017 R8 Spyder V10 Plus, the final version of Audi’s flagship vehicle. It is also the fastest convertible car ever built by Audi.”The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus completes the R8 model line,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “The Spyder is now also available as a 610 hp top version in addition to the Coupe. It benefits from our many years of experience in motorsport and combines breathtaking dynamics with the emotion of an open-top sports car.”The 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine in the R8 is tuned to produce 610hp and 560Nm of torque, that can take the new R8 Spyder V10 Plus from 0-100kmph in just 3.3 seconds before going on to hit a top speed of 328kmph. Power is sent to all four wheels by Audi’s legendary four-wheel drive system called Quattro.In the new Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus, things like Performance mode, R8 bucket seats, ceramic brake system and carbon components are included as standard equipment. The new R8 is 25kg lighter than the standard R8 Spyder. The micrommata green colour that you can see in the picture is an optional colour offered with the car.The new 2017 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus has been priced at Euro 207,500 or roughly Rs 1.49 crore and will make its way to India.Also Read:Audi in hot water over excessive diesel emissions in their carsAlso Read:Audi slash prices of its models in India by up to Rs 10 lakhadvertisementlast_img read more

Video: New York Knicks Fans Wildly Boo Pick Of Kristaps Porzingis

Video: New York Knicks Fans Wildly Boo Pick Of Kristaps Porzingis

first_imgkristaps porzings during a game with the knicksPHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 26: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)New York Knicks fans are not happy. The franchise, unfortunately slotted with the fourth pick (despite having the second-worst record in the league) in this year’s NBA Draft, chose Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis over former college stars like Justise Winslow, Frank Kaminsky and Stanley Johnson. The decision, which certainly may not turn out to be the wrong one in the long run, was met with a chorus of boos at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. One young fan was beside himself when he heard the news.Porzingis is just 19, so he may need a year or two to develop into a quality NBA player. It doesn’t look like Knicks fans are going to be patient heading into it all.last_img read more

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

20 CANADIAN ALBUMS THAT TURNED 20 THIS YEAR

first_img Login/Register With: Chapter I: A New Beginning, The MoffattsMay 18, 1998While the ’90s boy band phenomenon overwhelmingly focused on American acts like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, it was a trend that found success in other parts of the world like Korea (which would later birth the K-pop movement), the U.K. and Canada. Arguably, Canada’s most successful ’90s pop boy band was the Moffatts, a group made up of brothers Scott, Dave, Bob and Clint Moffatt. In the mid ‘90s, the Moffatts had established themselves as a country group, even moving to Nashville briefly and performing regularly on Ralph Emery’s talk show, Nashville Now. But the group made a significant shift in 1998 with its third album, Chapter I: A New Beginning. Trading in country tunes for pop-rock melodies, the Moffatts realigned their sound to match what was happening on the charts south of the border and became a huge hit.The album was certified platinum in Canada, was picked up and released in the U.S. the following year and garnered two Juno nominations. (The Moffatts hosted the Junos in 2000 and scored two more nominations in 2001.) The music certainly fit a specific boy band mould — heart-on-the-sleeve, fairly straightforward love songs — but the Moffatts were one of the few groups who opted for playing live instruments over flashy choreography. And on top of that, their ability to write a catchy hook was evident all over the album, with hits like “Misery,” “Girl of My Dreams,” and “Crazy.” Even with the emergence of B4-4, SoulDecision and 3Deep, a large portion of Canada’s late-‘90s boy band legacy belongs to the Moffatts, and it’s something pop lovers can absolutely take pride in.— Melody Lau Twitter Advertisement Breath from Another, EstheroApril 28, 1998Walkerton, Ontario native Esthero (real name Jenny-Bea Englishman) and her debut album are some of Canadian music’s best-kept secrets. While perhaps not a household name, you’ve likely heard Esthero’s work somewhere since this 1998 debut — whether through her 2005 album Wikked Lil’ Grrrls (which featured the likes of Sean Lennon, André 3000 and Cee-Lo Green), her work on the viral “Yes we Can” Obama campaign song, or as a writer/vocalist on Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak. But, for ’90s-loving Canadians Who Know, Esthero’s greatest work remains this tragically underrated trip-hop masterpiece, which was recorded entirely with her then production partner Doc McKinney, who’s gone on to become The Weeknd’s executive producer.While Portishead and Björk’s moody lounge grooves thrived globally in the mid-to-late ’90s, Esthero’s album of a similar sonic essence failed to win over the mainstream outside its vibe-laden first single “That Girl.” While the singer has since savoured the chart love her first album didn’t get, you can’t help but wonder what magic might have happened had she stayed in this hypnotically soulful lane, which has made a considerable comeback 20 years later. — JH Tamia, TamiaApril 14, 1998If you didn’t realize R&B gem Tamia was Canadian, it might be cause to re-evaluate your patriotism. The Windsor native soared to international stardom right off the bat, after being scouted by music manager Brenda Richie (Lionel Richie’s ex-wife) and signed to Quincy Jones’ label Qwest Records less than a year into her career. She appeared on such songs as the Grammy-nominated collaboration “Missing You” with Brandy, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, which was one of three Jones-produced, Grammy-nominated collaborations she sang on in 1997.In 1998, she released this self-titled debut to mixed reviews, despite its renowned R&B classic “So Into You” (not to be confused with Fabolous’ equally delightful 2003 reincarnation), a “Careless Whisper” cover and “Imagination,” which features Jermaine Dupri and a Jackson 5 sample. While Tamia didn’t win the Juno in either category she was nominated in this year, she (and a few other formidable songstresses in this list) signified a brave new era of Canadian R&B.— Jess Huddleston LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Inner Urge, Dave Young Trio feat. Gary BurtonMay 4, 1998On the heels of his acclaimed three-volume Two by Two series for Justin Time Records, bassist Dave Young upped the personnel (but not by much!) for 1998’s Inner Urge, a superb outing for his trio with guitarist Reg Schwager and drummer Michel Lambert. Vibraphone legend Gary Burton joins them on three tracks: first, a propulsive reading of Joe Henderson’s title track, then Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” taken at a languid tempo, and finally Cedar Walton’s “Bolivia” on which Schwager lays down an especially accomplished solo. The remaining six tunes are a mix of Young originals and jazz classics, including Thad Jones’ “Three in One,” a great vehicle for a drummer of Lambert’s clarity. Other highlights include Young’s arco playing — warm, perfectly in tune — on “Psalm for E.M.,” the trio’s impressive cohesiveness on “Sir William,” and the breezy original, “Irie,” that closes the album in optimistic D major.— Robert Rowat Facebook When you think of 1998, you might remember the baggy fashion trends, your new favourite show Dawson’s Creek or the inception of a little-known search engine called Google.Here at CBC Music, 1998 brings to mind a number of classic, and not-so-classic (albeit memorable), Canadian albums that skipped in our Discmans — providing the soundtrack to the last few carefree years before Y2K.20 years later, revisit the retro Canadian sounds with us below — in chronological order — and let us know what we missed over on Twitter. How I Feel, Terri ClarkMay 19, 1998Clark’s third album, How I Feel cemented her country music star status in the U.S.A. thanks to the success of the record’s second single, “You’re Easy on the Eyes.” The track, a funny song that flips the script on the typical male gaze narrative, reached No. 1 on the country charts in both the U.S. and Canada. Clark puts her male subject on notice, and she’s the one objectifying and quantifying his cost/benefit analysis, as “easy on the eyes and hard on the heart.” The best zinger? “So why don’t you send me your photograph?/ It would hurt a lot less than taking you back/ then I could still have my favourite part of you.”Gender-flipping songs like this became something of a Clark trademark. It’s evident throughout How I Feel, and it’s something Clark reflected on in a recent interview with CBC Music. “Although a lot of my songs are female-empowering, I’m attracted to a lot of songs a guy would do or you could hear a guy doing, the tougher sort of edge that they have,” she said. Diving back into How I Feel with this framework puts a decidedly feminist lens on Clark’s subversive twist of the classic country sound.— Andrea Warnerlast_img read more

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

YRB closing Buick Creek Road between 9 am and 3 pm for

first_imgMotorists are advised to plan an alternate route during the hours of the road closure.Anyone with concerns can call the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at (250) 787-3237. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with Yellowhead Road and Bridge say that the Buick Creek Road will be closed for six hours today.YRB North Peace Project Manager Andrew Stewart said that the road will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th.Stewart also said that there will also be intermittent closures at the Buick Creek multi-plate pipe, between the Beatton Airport Road/Mile 73 Road and the Prespatou Road.last_img read more

56 lakh housing units worth 451 lakh cr delayed in 7 cities

56 lakh housing units worth 451 lakh cr delayed in 7 cities

first_imgNew Delhi: Around 5.6 lakh housing units, worth Rs 4.5 lakh crore in seven major cities are running behind the delivery timelines mainly due to demand slowdown and fund diversion by developers, according to property consultant Anarock. These 5.6 lakh flats were launched before 2013 in these seven cities — National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. “The top 7 cities currently have a total stock of 5.6 lakh delayed housing units worth a whopping Rs 4,51,750 crore,” Anarock founder and chairman Anuj Puri said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Lakhs of buyers across top cities particularly MMR and NCR – have been left in limbo, leading to inconceivable mental stress and financial pain,” he added. As per the Anarock data, the NCR and MMR account for 72 per cent of the total stuck housing units. In MMR, as many as 1,92,100 apartments worth Rs 2,17,550 crore are delayed, while the NCR has 2,10,200 units worth Rs 1,31,460 crore running behind the schedule. The main southern cities of Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad together account for a mere 10 per cent of the overall stuck housing units of a total worth of Rs 41,770 crore. The Southern cities have predominantly been driven by service-class end-users, leaving limited scope for developers to be unprofessional. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”It has become a ‘chicken and egg’ situation – buyers have understandably stopped releasing funds to builders, and builders claim they have no funds to complete construction,” he added. Every delayed project results in cost overruns which compound the funding crunch even further. Anarock chairman said the lack of project clearances for whatever reason also contributes to the piling up of housing stock. In the pre-RERA era, many builders launched greenfield projects without the requisite approvals in place, resulting in their projects getting stuck. The consultant said that by amending the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and treating buyers at par with banks and other creditors, the government has safeguarded the interests of affected buyers. “Whichever government is in power after the upcoming general elections, it has a mammoth task to complete. Delayed projects have severely weakened faith in under-construction properties and reviving buyers’ trust is a herculean task,” Puri said. If buyers stop purchasing under-construction properties, builders would have a far more challenging time to get funds from external sources for project construction, he added.last_img read more

LS polls Two govt employees on poll duty die in MP

LS polls Two govt employees on poll duty die in MP

first_imgBhopal: Two government employees engaged in election duty died in separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Sunday. Garu Singh Chogad, who was deployed at the Jalwat polling booth in Dhar Lok Sabha constituency, died after suffering a heart failure on Sunday morning, state’s Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao told reporters here. In another incident, a presiding officer, Anil Nema, in Dewas Lok Sabha seat died of cardiac arrest on Saturday night, he said. Polling was underway peacefully on Sunday in eight Lok Sabha seats – Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Dhar, Indore, Khargone and Khandwa – in the fourth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state, he added.last_img read more

Michigans Lineup Was Gutted How Much Will It Matter

Michigans Lineup Was Gutted How Much Will It Matter

Jim Harbaugh has restored Michigan’s place in the upper ranks of the college-football hierarchy with two straight 10-win seasons. As the team kicks off its 2017 campaign on Saturday against the 17th-ranked Florida Gators in Arlington, Texas, the Wolverines will bring a new sense of optimism and Harbaugh-infused intensity. There’s one thing they won’t bring, though: Many of last year’s players.Michigan, which is ranked 11th to start the season, is perhaps the hardest team in college football to get a read on — and not just because Harbaugh refused to release his team’s official roster until Wednesday. The team was one of the best in the nation last season but sustained heavy personnel losses in the offseason, saying goodbye to seven starters on offense and a staggering 10 on defense. According to college football information guru Phil Steele’s team experience rankings, Michigan ranks 127th out of 130 teams this year. As you might expect, teams who lose numerous starters tend to take a step back the following season — no matter how good the incoming recruits are.With only five starters coming back, Michigan is returning less of its lineup than any other team in the country. And indeed, among Power Five schools since 2001, only Arkansas in 20041Which returned only four starters. brought back a less experienced lineup than the Wolverines, according to data we obtained from Steele. It’s no coincidence that those Razorbacks finished with a losing record after winning nine games the year before, because there’s a pretty clear relationship between how much talent returns to a team and how well it does that season. Using Steele’s data,2Including seasons going back to 2008, when information on returning quarterbacks is complete. I ran a regression and found that every additional starter lost on offense shaves about one-fifth of a win off of a team’s record3Per 12 games, against a neutral schedule. — and that’s if none of those starters played quarterback. Losing a starting QB costs a team about three-fifths of a win per season.Here’s how the number of starters lost would be expected to affect an average FBS team (according to ESPN’s team efficiency ratings, which grade a team on each side of the ball on a 0 to 100 scale, with 50 as average): Michigan’s defense carried an 87.4 rating last season, third-best in the FBS, but my model predicts that they’ll drop to 62.8 — basically the same as last year’s Texas A&M and Penn State outfits — after turning over nearly the entire starting corps. (Only linebacker Mike McCray is back from last year’s starting lineup on D.) Even accounting for the fact that the typical defense loses about 4.5 starters per season, the Wolverines figure to be down 0.9 more wins than average because of their many defensive departures.Add it up, and Michigan’s inexperience has unquestionably caused it to lose ground relative to the rest of the country.But fear not, Ann Arbor. This doesn’t mean that Michigan will immediately plummet back to the depths it reached under Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke after briefly coming up for air with Harbaugh. The Wolverines have some important factors working in their favor, according to the model.Although losing a bunch of players hurts, the single most damaging starter a team can wave goodbye to is its starting quarterback — and Michigan’s incumbent QB, Wilton Speight, is still around this season. (He may not start, but even that might be a positive sign if Harbaugh has another QB on hand that he believes is as good as a returning starter.) Returning a QB can boost a team’s offensive efficiency rating by about 8 points, which is enough to offset the loss of about 3.5 non-QB starters by itself.Another important factor is playing in a Power Five conference. Because a top conference such as the Big Ten perennially dominates the recruiting rolls, its schools always have a deep talent base, which in turn makes them much better equipped than smaller programs to weather a mass exodus of players. When I combined efficiency ratings on both sides of the ball, I found that a Power Five team can expect to win about one more game (against a neutral schedule) than a school not in a Power Five conference, even after controlling for starters lost. Considering how good Michigan’s recruiting has been under Harbaugh, the Wolverines’ next crop of starters should help them survive the loss of the previous one.And, finally, there’s Harbaugh himself. According to my model, teams that bring back a head coach tend to gain nearly a half-win on teams that break in a new one, after controlling for all of the other factors mentioned. Continuity is huge in a sport like college football, in which the status quo reigns supreme — as long as nothing upsets the apple cart too much. Having a consistent system can help player development, for instance, as recruits have the benefit of learning the playbook over the course of multiple seasons. And Harbaugh has to rank among the better coaches in the sport today, having turned around Stanford and Michigan from a combined 6-18 record in the seasons before he arrived to a combined 22-4 in his most recent campaigns with each school. (Not to mention bringing the San Francisco 49ers one first-and-goal touchdown away from a Vince Lombardi trophy.)Harbaugh is a bit of an, um, eccentric coach, and — including his stint in the NFL — he has a tendency to burn his teams out after several seasons of rapid improvement. But for now, he still has Michigan in the ascending phase. In other words, the odds are still high that the Wolverines take a step backward this season, but the drop might not be as steep as it could have been. For a team like Michigan, which notched a (well-above-average) offensive rating of 73.7 last season, the loss of seven offensive starters projects to drop their offensive rating to 63.0 — only about as good as Mississippi State or Colorado State was last season and 7.2 points lower than it would have been if Michigan had the FBS’s average number of non-quarterback starters coming back.4In 2017, that average number is 6.1.That alone would figure to cost the Wolverines a half-win this season relative to average, but the losses on defense could be even more damaging. In Steele’s data set, only one other Power Five team — the 2010 Minnesota Gophers — lost 10 of 11 defensive starters between seasons, and that team’s defensive rating dropped from 58.9 to 22.2. Not every team with defensive losses sees quite so steep a drop-off, but here’s how the number of departing starters tends to affect a defense: read more

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

Terry rejects Spartak Moscow move

first_imgFormer Chelsea captain John Terry has closed words going around about his move to Spartak Moscow.He has said that the deal has been called off. Terry had gone to Rome on Saturday and undergone medicals after initial agreement of terms with Spartak Moscow.But after returning to England for a while, he has decided he will no longer be making the move to join the Russian side.“After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season,” Terry said on an Instagram post.“They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism and the time they have given me. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right next move at this time. Good luck Spartak.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…last_img read more