Area Volleyball Sectional Scores (10-15)

first_imgArea Volleyball Sectional ScoresTuesday (10-15)Class 1A-Sectional 62 @ Trinity Lutheran.Trinity Lutheran defeated Crothersville 25-5, 25-5, 25-7Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Batesville.Batesville defeated Rushville 25-14, 25-16, 25-15Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington North.Bloomington North defeated East Central 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 26-24last_img

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Newspaper sting on England boss

first_imgThe FA say they are investigating claims made by the Daily Telegraph that Allardyce was paid £400,000 by a fake business firm to advise them on how to bypass transfer rules.He has also been filmed criticising the England players and ex-manager Roy Hodgson for their performances at Euro 2016.last_img

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Conte says Hazard is priceless to Chelsea

first_imgAntonio Conte says Eden Hazard is playing at a “very high level” and is priceless to Chelsea.The Belgian was at his bewitching best against Arsenal last Saturday, scoring a dazzling individual goal in the 3-1 win.But when asked where Hazard ranked alongside the likes of world-record buy Paul Pogba, Blues boss Conte said: “I’m not going to put a price on a player.“Eden, for sure, is a great player, a top player. He’s in a very high level but I don’t see a problem because we don’t want to sell him. He hasn’t a price now.”Hazard was taken off six minutes from time against the Gunners, with Chelsea 3-0 up, and Conte explained it was so the crowd could give him a standing ovation.“When I make a substitution there is always a reason”, he said.“Sometimes I try to preserve some players, sometimes there is a tactical choice.“In the last game, I wanted to give him the great applause of our fans because I think he deserved this for the game that he played – not only with the ball, but above all without the ball.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Skills project to ‘honour Anene Booysen’

first_img19 April 2013 A R10-million skills development and job-creation investment in construction-related programme will be launched by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande to honour Anene Booysen and benefit the Bredasdorp community. The 17-year-old teenager and her small Overberg town of Bredasdorp in the Western Cape, came under intense national and international media spotlight in February following her brutal gang-rape, mutilation and murder. Nzimande – through the Construction Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta) and in partnership with the Cape Agulhas Local Municipality – will launch the project on Saturday with the intention of benefiting locals in various training including apprenticeships, learnerships and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programmes. Nzimande said the impact of the training, particularly of the largely unemployed youth, will be positive and make a difference in the impoverished rural town near the southern-most tip of the African continent in the Western Cape Province.‘Long-term, sustainable benefits’ “In addition to about 700 learners receiving different training programmes, each trainee will also receive a monthly stipend of about R1 500, which will help in alleviating the socio-economic conditions of the community in the short term while the skills they will receive will lead to longer-term more sustainable benefits,” he said. The training will last for a minimum of nine months and a maximum of 12 months depending on field of training, with a stipend of R1 500 per month per learner who will receive short skills programmes, learnerships and apprenticeships. “Because we recognise that in our communities there are quite a number of informally trained and skilled artisans, this investment will also include an RPL process so that these artisanal skills can be formally recognised and certified,” he said. “This is very exciting as our economy needs artisans now more than ever.’ The short skills programmes will include electrical construction, health and safety and solar geyser installation, while learnerships will be in community house building and road construction. There will also be apprenticeships offered in carpentry, plumbing and electrical construction. About 250 learners will be taken through a construction RPL process. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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31 books every South African should read

first_imgLooking for deeper insight into South Africa? Here are snap reviews of classic South African reads, covering a wide range of books from non-fiction, to fiction and poetry, featuring a range of the country’s greatest novelists, poets, journalists and historians.South Africa has a rich and vibrant history of producing excellent literature. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterClick on the title below to find out more about the book.Non-fictionThe World That Made MandelaLong Walk to FreedomTomorrow is Another CountryA History of South AfricaThe Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902Country of My SkullMy Traitor’s HeartPortraits of PowerNew Babylon/New NinevehCape Town: The Making of a CityMidlandsThree-Letter PlagueThe True Confessions of an Albino TerroristFictionDisgraceCry, The Beloved CountrySelected Stories: Nadine GordimerThe Heart of RednessMafeking Road and Other StoriesWelcome to Our HillbrowFools and Other StoriesA Place Called VatmaarAncestral VoicesA Dry White SeasonZoo CityMoxylandThe Story of an African FarmPoetryThe New Century of South African PoetryVarious Anthologies: Mongane Wally SeroteInside and OutTransferIf I Could Sing: Selected PoemsNon-fictionThe World That Made MandelaBy Luli CallinicosBringing history and geography together, this is a large coffee-table-sized book filled with archival and contemporary images, telling the story of Nelson Mandela and his struggle for South Africa’s freedom through the many places associated with his life. From his birthplace in Qunu to the Old Fort in Johannesburg, where he was held prisoner (and which is now the site of the Constitutional Court), from Soweto to Mpumalanga, the images provide a wonderful historical context for South Africa today, combining to form a unique “heritage trail”.Long Walk to FreedomBy Nelson MandelaThe towering figure of South Africa’s liberation struggle began his autobiography in prison, his pages in tiny writing smuggled out by comrades. When he came out of jail in 1990, and went on to become South Africa’s first black president in 1994, he continued the work, and it is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Mandela, the times he lived through and the war he waged for freedom. He also authorised a biography by Anthony Sampson (see box right), which provides much useful extra information and differing perspectives.Watch the movie trailer here:Tomorrow Is Another CountryBy Allister SparksSparks, a veteran South African journalist and author, also wrote The Mind of South Africa. His account of the transition from apartheid to democracy is one of several, but undoubtedly the best. It describes, from behind the scenes, the process that began with tentative contact between the sworn enemies, moving through the unbanning of the liberation movements and the complex negotiations that led to South Africa’s first fully democratic election in 1994.A History of South AfricaBy Frank WelshThis comprehensive one-volume history of South Africa goes beyond the achievement of democracy to look at the problems facing the new society in the period since Nelson Mandela ended his term as South Africa’s first black president. The book also goes back into South Africa history, and explains the country’s ethnic mix – though it has also been criticised for pro-Afrikaner attitudes. Judge for yourself.The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902By Fransjohan PretoriusBy the end of the 19th century, South Africa was partly a British colony and partly a pair of independent Afrikaner republics. British imperialism and capitalist expansionism meant that the independence of the republic (particularly the gold-rich Transvaal) would come under threat. In 1899, the second Anglo-Boer War, which made the earlier conflict seem negligible, broke out. In some ways, it was the first modern war, one that saw the invention of trench warfare, concentration camps and guerrilla fighting, as the highly organised British army squared up against the motley band of farmer-hunter-soldiers that made up the loose-knit Boer army. It was also a conflict that defined the political future of a united South Africa. Pretorius gives the best outline of the war, focusing on aspects (such as the participation of large numbers of black people) that were hitherto ignored.Country of My SkullBy Antjie KrogThis is a personal and compelling account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated the horrors of apartheid repression, written by the acclaimed Afrikaans poet. Here she writes in English, from the perspective of a radical Afrikaner, of the searing process of confessing apartheid’s sins. A bestseller in South Africa and successful abroad, the book has been reissued with additional material.My Traitor’s HeartBy Rian MalanSubtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in 1990. By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil. It’s not a pretty picture, but it makes for compelling, sobering reading.Portraits of PowerBy Mark GevisserA collection of Gevisser’s acclaimed columns for the Mail & Guardian, in which he wrote detailed, elegant and psychologically acute profiles of all the key players in the new South Africa, from controversial academic Malegapuru Makgoba to musician-director Mbongeni Ngema, from Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris to filmmaker Anant Singh, from politicians such as Sam (Mbhazima) Shilowa and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi to soccer star Mark Fish.New Babylon / New NinevehBy Charles van OnselenSubtitled “Everyday Life on the Witwatersrand 1886-1914”, this essential pair of historical studies are now republished in one volume. They examine the era of Johannesburg’s establishment and early growth through social, political and economic lenses to provide a picture of how this great city developed, and what that story has to tell us about South Africa today.Cape Town: The Making of a CityBy Nigel Worden, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Vivian Bickford-SmithCape Town was South Africa’s first city – some still regard it so. It’s had extraordinary ethnic diversity from the start. Now one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, the city has a complex history, which is told in this beautiful and engrossing book. It looks at Cape Town in colonial times, under Dutch and then British rule, from the earliest small settlement founded to grow vegetables for passing ships to the brink of the 20th century. A plethora of paintings, maps, drawings and photographs illustrate the book and make it very accessible. (A companion volume, by the same authors, looking at the city today in the same format, is Cape Town in the Twentieth Century: An Illustrated Social History.)MidlandsBy Jonny SteinbergIn the spring of 1999, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, a young white farmer is shot dead on the dirt road running from his father’s farmhouse to his irrigation fields. The murder is the work of assassins rather than robbers; a single shot behind the ear, nothing but his gun stolen, no forensic evidence is left at the scene. Journalist Jonny Steinberg travels to the midlands to investigate. Steinberg finds that much of the story lies in the immediate future. He has stumbled upon a festering frontier battle. Right from the beginning, it is clear that the young white man is not the only one who will die on that frontier, and that the story of his and other deaths will illuminate a great deal about the early days of post-apartheid South Africa.Three-Letter PlagueBy Jonny SteinbergJonny Steinberg’s groundbreaking work of reportage about pride and shame, sex and death, and the Aids pandemic in Africa is a masterpiece of social observation. In the poor village of Ithanga, in the old Transkei, Steinberg explores the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of HIV/Aids. He befriends Sizwe Magadla, a young local man who refuses to be tested for HIV despite the existence of a well-run testing and anti-retroviral programme. It is this apparent illogic that becomes the key to understanding the dynamics that thread their way through a complex and traditional rural community.The True Confessions of an Albino TerroristBy Breyten BreytenbachBreyten Breytenbach was that most reviled of men, an Afrikaner who betrayed his people to fight apartheid. For this, he was arrested in 1975, tried and sentenced to prison for high treason. This, his memoir of his seven years in jail – two of them in solitary confinement – captures the full horror of life in one of the worst penal systems in the world. It was originally published in 1983. In an afterword to the text, he states that the work “took shape from the obsessive urge I experienced during the first weeks and months of my release to talk, talk, talk, to tell my story and all the other stories”.FictionDisgraceBy JM CoetzeeThe crowning achievement of a distinguished literary career, Disgrace won Coetzee the Booker Prize for the second time, making him the first writer to achieve that distinction – and occasioned much debate within South Africa. It is a bleak but always compelling story of the new South Africa struggling to come to terms with itself, addressing issues of guilt, responsibility, meaning and survival, written in prose of crystalline sharpness. A surprise bestseller in South Africa as well as abroad.Cry, The Beloved CountryBy Alan PatonPerhaps the most famous novel to come out of South Africa, Paton’s 1948 work brought to the notice of the world the dilemmas of ordinary South Africans living under an oppressive system, one which threatened to destroy their very humanity. Informed by Paton’s Christian and liberal beliefs, the novel tells of a rural Zulu parson’s heart-breaking search for his son, who has been drawn into the criminal underworld of the city. Cry, The Beloved Country has sold millions of copies around the world.See the movie trailer here:Selected StoriesBy Nadine GordimerWinner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, Gordimer was for decades South Africa’s literary conscience. Her stories are perhaps the best introduction to her work: they span the 1950s to the 1990s in this volume (British edition), moving from the city to the countryside and from the highest ranks of society to the lowest. With delicacy and power, they cast a bright light on the extraordinary lives led by South Africans of all races, and the nature of their interactions across colour lines and within them.The Heart of RednessBy Zakes MdaMda came to prominence as a dramatist in the 1970s; now he has flourished as a novelist. This, his second novel, won the 2001 Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and has become a school setwork. Weaving together two strands of storytelling, the novel moves between the past and the present. In the past is the narrative of Nongqawuse, the 19th century prophetess whose visions brought a message from the ancestors and took her people to the brink of extermination. In the present time, 150 years later, a feud that dates back to the days of Nongqawuse still simmers in the village of Qolorha as it faces the demands of modernity.>Mafeking Road and Other StoriesBy Herman Charles BosmanIn an edition published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, this collection is a South African classic. In the voice of the sly old bushveld storyteller Oom Schalk Laurens, Bosman tells tales of a rural Afrikaner South Africa that has long since vanished – yet the unique flavour and wry humour of the stories remain undiminished.Welcome to Our HillbrowBy Phaswane MpePhaswane Mpe’s first novel (shortlisted for the 2002 Sunday Times Fiction Prize) is a variation on what was known as the “Jim Comes to Joburg” theme in South African literature. A man leaves his rural home in the north and comes to the big city to find a new life. What he finds is a dangerous but vital inner city, epitomised by Hillbrow, the flat-land in the centre of Johannesburg where the well-heeled no longer set foot – the “city of gold, milk, honey and bile”. This is the land of drug deals, xenophobia, violence, sex and Aids, and this novel is an uncompromising look at the reality of the new South Africa as it affects the poorest of the urban population. It is also a story of love, survival and hope.Fools and Other StoriesBy Njabulo NdebeleNdebele is a noted academic and critic as well as a writer of fiction. In this work, he carries out the brief argued in his essay “Rediscovery of the Ordinary”, returning the gaze of the reader to the very human lives of township people and forgoing the rhetoric of political struggle, though that background is not ignored. His characters deal with the generation gap and the formative experiences of childhood in these warmly perceptive stories.A Place Called VatmaarBy AHM ScholtzThe author came to literature late in life, but was hailed as the “Steinbeck of the coloured South African platteland” – and produced a bestseller that has now been translated all over the world. His novel, which is very close to actual history, tells the story of a village inhabited mostly by “coloureds”, the mixed-race people of the Cape, from its earliest beginnings. The various characters of the village’s history speak, telling their stories from their own perspectives to create a portrait of a whole community.Ancestral VoicesBy Etienne van HeerdenIn its original Afrikaans, titled Toorberg, Van Heerden’s novel won all the prizes going in South Africa in the year it was published. It draws on the tradition of the plaasroman (farm novel), and transforms it at the same time, to tell the riveting transgenerational story of a family entangled with its ghosts – both living and dead. An utterly compelling read.>A Dry White SeasonBy Andre BrinkThis novel by one of South Africa’s most prolific authors, set in the 1970s, brought the issue of deaths in detention to the notice of many who would rather have not known about it. When a white South African investigates the death of a black friend in police custody, he uncovers the brutal truth about apartheid South Africa. An interesting companion volume would be Cry Freedom, Donald Woods’ non-fiction account of his friendship with Bantu Steve Biko, the Black Consciousness leader murdered in custody by police.Zoo CityBy Lauren BeukesIn 2010, Lauren Beukes won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for her phantasmagorical Zoo City; the following year, she won the Arthur C Clarke Award for the novel, a hardboiled thriller about crime, magic, the music industry, refugees and redemption, set in a re-imagined Johannesburg. People who have committed a crime are magically attached to an animal familiar; the chief protagonist, Zinzi December, is “animalled” to a sloth after getting her brother killed. Zinzi is attempting to repay the financial debt she owes her drug dealer. It’s a wild, fantastical ride.MoxylandBy Lauren BeukesPublished in 2008, Moxyland is a cyberpunk novel set in a future Cape Town. It is a dystopian, corporate-apartheid political thriller in which cellphones are used for social control. Narrated by four different characters, each chapter focuses on one of the narrators and her or his own experience living under an oppressive and pervasive government and media. Through her characters, Beukes illustrates a society where technology rules with an iron fist and in doing so shows the limitations of freedom.The Story of an African FarmBy Olive SchreinerThe Story of an African Farm, published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels. It details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – who live on a farm in the Karoo. The story is set in the middle- to late-nineteenth century. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner’s life and philosophy. Although it quickly became a best-seller when it was first published, it caused some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock, as well as transvestitism.PoetryThe New Century of South African PoetryEdited by Michael ChapmanThis anthology is the ultimate overview of South African poetry, reaching from its earliest manifestations in the oral culture of the land’s indigenous inhabitants to the complexities of post-apartheid verse. It includes translations from the country’s many languages, discovering hitherto hidden voices as well as placing in context the best-known names of our rich poetic heritage.Various AnthologiesBy Mongane Wally SeroteWally Serote’s work goes back to the 1970s, with his coruscating portraits of life as a black person in South Africa in those days. This volume from this winner of the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa is a single long poem, driven forward by incantatory rhythms, addressed to a people just emerging from the horrors of oppression and now awakening to a new dawn.Inside and OutBy Jeremy CroninBringing together the work from Cronin’s two collections, Inside and Even the Dead, this volume is a comprehensive view of one of South Africa’s most popular poets. As a South Africa Communist Party member, Cronin’s first poems were the result of his incarceration by the apartheid regime, and Inside became possibly South Africa’s best-selling work of poetry. With irony, compassion, honesty and a firm commitment to justice for all, Cronin’s accessible poems speak about a wide range of South African experience.TransferBy Ingrid de KokThis second volume by the acclaimed Cape Town poet registers the sea-changes that have taken place in our society, but through the sensitive and exact lyric voice of one dealing with memory, grief, love and motherhood: “the ladder of light / sent down from land above / where hands write words / to work the winch / to plumb the shaft below”.If I Could Sing: Selected PoemsBy Keorapetse KgositsileAn African National Congress stalwart who spent many years in exile, Keorapetse Kgositsile is the author of the famous lines: “Need I remind /anyone again that /armed struggle /is an act of love”. His work over many years, collected in this volume from several books, brings together the historical imperatives of the struggle against apartheid with related personal concerns in free-flowing, imaginative verse.Updated 3 February 2016Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniac

first_img SharePrint RelatedManiac cache: ‘QR Challenge’ — Geocache of the WeekMarch 13, 2019In “Community”Don’t Forget to Bring Your Brain — Antron’s Puzzle Box #2 (GC40M7T) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 20, 2013In “Community”Top Tips for Puzzle CachesAugust 12, 2014In “Learn” Gelderland is an emerging region when it comes cache creation; gadget caches, puzzle boxes, large caches, you name it! One of the prominent geocache hiders from that region is IronManiacGLD. His hides range from padlocked birdhouses and RFID chips in puzzle boxes, to secret briefcases straight from a James Bond movie.Many of these caches have a high percentage of Favorite points—not bad for a cacher who just started in 2017. These caches all have great attention to detail and a cerebral approach to them. IronManiacGLD is an expert in human behavior and specializes in lie detection. He says, one of the things that inspire him most are finding intricate field puzzles and thinking about how the cache owners thought through the process. While we all aren’t experts in human behavior, there is one important thing to remember: everyone is capable of creating awe-inspiring geocaches, you just have to harness your creativity and not be afraid to ask for help! Geocaching HQ: What’s your background outside of geocaching?I work as a sales trainer, an expert in human behavior and specialist in lie detection. I supervise and train people to better understand themselves and others. The human brain is extremely attractive to me—especially how someone makes decisions and makes choices. I therefore try to apply this knowledge to building and hiding maniac caches. Geocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching? It started a little more than a year ago. On television I saw a family in the forest searching for treasures. They really found something! A real container with goodies! First of all, I was surprised that something was actually hidden. It directly fascinated me. With the free app, it is now possible for everyone to immediately start searching for geocaches, and that is also how I started searching in my neighborhood. I was even more surprised to find out that dozens of geocaches were hidden in my immediate surroundings. Locations that I passed several times a day.Geocaching HQ: Which cache got you hooked? It was not a specific cache that convinced me. It was mainly the versatility of geocaching. The many different facets of geocaching intrigued me almost immediately. I came to locations where I otherwise would never have come. Even in my own immediate environment, I discovered beautiful locations as well as easy to find geocaches to very difficult (sneaky) hidden geocaches.But, there was one geocache that urged me to build and hide geocaches myself. That was the first geocache with a field puzzle: a bicycle with a chest. I had to remove the saddle to get to a key, then with the key I could open a chest. In that chest there was a locked geocache with hundreds of keys. That was challenge that gave me a lot of fun. Mainly the different steps to take gave me several euphoric moments and a wonderful feeling. My creative brain immediately started to run at full speed. After several weeks I hid my first maniac cache: ‘Get Twisted‘  as a result.Geocaching HQ: What is the story behind your username? That choice was made quickly by me. For years I have been nicknamed ‘Ironman’ because of my surname: IJzermans. In Dutch, ‘IJzer’ means Iron and because of my creative brain nerve, I decided to change ‘Man’ to ‘Maniac.’ The addition GLD is linked to the region where I live and where my caches can be found.Geocaching HQ: What is your favorite cache(s) you’ve found? I have an absolute preference for finding challenging field puzzles and creative geocaches. Understanding the thoughts of the CO and how they want you to open a cache is intriguing for me. I just recently found a very creative and challenging cache. A combination of good woodworking and fantastically elaborated steps to get to the logbook. I was really impressed by the creativity of the CO. That is always very inspiring and stimulating for me when I want to come up with a new maniac cache. Geocaching HQ: What keeps you engaged with the game?I have a very high sense of responsibility for everything I do, including for building and hiding geocaches. I want to offer everyone a nice experience so that requires thorough maintenance. A lost geocache or a full logbook is usually replaced by me within one day. Sometimes even within a few hours. But I am also very critical about already placed geocaches or locations. I will always see if I can improve the geocache, the way of hiding, or improve the location for the ultimate experience. In addition, I always try to listen to feedback from geocachers because I want to keep them satisfied.Geocaching HQ: For you, what makes a quality cache? A good geocache must, in my opinion, meet a number of conditions: In any case, permission must always be arranged with the legal landowner. I always try to involve the landowner with my idea. And that often results in an even better and more beautiful geocache or location. In addition, I also inform any local residents in the vicinity of the hiding place. A geocache must be solidly constructed and installed, and sensitive to the (Dutch) weather. Rain and moisture are mostly the biggest enemies of a geocache (next to muggles). Every geocache deserves a good listing with a clear layout. With information about the area and a clear hint. I think it is important to avoid making other search for too long (muggles) and to minimize damage to the environment of the hiding place. The hiding place also requires extra attention. Is the location safe for geocachers? And is the route to get to the hiding place safe enough? Geocaching HQ: What’s the best approach to creating a geocache? Embrace your enthusiasm! The first questions you should ask yourself are, “Why do I want to hide a geocache? What is the reason of hiding a geocache? Is it because of the beautiful area, the fantastic walk through the woods or a creative and beautiful build geocache?”Depending on the answers, you then have to think about the hiding place. You also take into account the seasons in the year. A good hiding place in the summer, for example, may suddenly be a wrong choice in the winter, or vice versa.Geocaching HQ: If someone reading this was looking for inspiration, what words of advice would you give them?It is obviously important that you know and understand the rules and conditions. Help from an experienced CO is therefore absolutely recommended, and discuss your idea with a reviewer so that you comply with those rules and conditions. Perhaps the most important thing is that you have the geocache, coordinates and listing checked and tested by other geocachers. Nothing is more annoying than, for example, if someone is searching at the wrong location (coordinates) or having no clue how to open a cache. Geocaching HQ: You have a number of complicated and intricate caches. Do you find it difficult to provide maintenance on them? All my caches are in the neighborhood or on the route. If I have to, I am at a cache of mine within a few minutes. Replacing full logbooks is currently taking the most time. But I do not mind doing that at all. Because I regularly visit my geocaches so that I can immediately assess whether maintenance is needed. An additional advantage is that I often meet geocachers along the way to chat with. My intricate maniac caches sometimes have a problem: that it was not always clear what geocachers have to do and so they try everything to open the cache. Crawling into the head of a geocacher and having caches tested has resulted in less maintenance in the field. A clear listing and hint also contribute to less maintenance and more fun for the geocachers.Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible? “I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that!” is a well- known statement by Pippi Longstocking and I believe in that too. In principle everything is possible. I’m actually not very skilled at woodworking or anything like that. I just start building and step by step I realize my idea into a maniac cache. I only need a little more time than a real carpenter. For example, it can happen I drilled a hole to realize seconds later that the drilled hole is not logical or practical at all. But finally, I will create the cache I had in mind. What ideas do you have for a creative geocache? Have you been on the edge waiting for the right moment? Perhaps it’s now! Share your ideas in the comments below.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles thump Lady Bulldogs, end 1st round at no. 1

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bea De Leon was stellar for Ateneo in the fourth set scoring three straight points to give the Lady Eagles a 19-14 lead after NU threatened to cut the deficit with a 6-1 run to get to as close as 15-14.Not done with showing her clutch genes, De Leon scored on another quick kill for the Lady Eagles’ 21-16 lead.An NU error put Ateneo at the 24-17 match point before Deanna Wong tossed over the winning point.Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said even though they’re atop the standings after the first round he knows that the second round is another landscape.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles ended the first round atop the standings with a 6-1 record while the Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-5 after losing two of their last three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country directorcenter_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “The first round is really a tough one for us and we really learned a lot from here and I’m telling the players that going into the second round is a lot tougher,” said Almadro. “It won’t be easy for us going into the second round.”Maddie Madayag led Ateneo’s offense with 17 points with De Leon adding in 13 while Ponggay Gaston and Kat Tolentino pitching in 10 points apiece.Princess Robles had a game-high 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo shrugged off a first set defeat and recovered to take down National University,  23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 for its sixth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Rockets survive last-place Suns as James Harden drops 41last_img read more

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