The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said “corrective actions” have been undertaken by gluten-free brand Genius following its product contamination crisis in June this year. A total of 25 products were recalled following the breach, including supermarket own-label products. Genius avoided any delistings over the contamination.At the time, the brand issued a statement apologising to those consumers affected and stated the breach as having come from a non-gluten-free dry ingredient that should not have been on-site.Investigations by the FSA and Foods Standards Scotland (FSS) have confirmed the cause.A statement said: “Investigations by the FSA, FSS and Genius Foods identified that the cause of the incident was the use of a non-gluten-free dry ingredient, used in very small quantities, in gluten-free products.“Corrective actions have since been implemented by the business to prevent similar incidents occurring in the future.”FSS was involved in the investigation as the contamination occurred at Genius’ bakery in Bathgate, outside Edinburgh.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Marathon (Michael Damm)What’s Going On?Long Island Marathon Weekend kicks off Saturday with runners participating in a one-mile race and a 5K. The races begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and finish at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The one-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Awards for both races will be given to the top males, females, and wheelchair participants. Sunday will be a little more hectic. Racers participating in the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon will sprint off at 8 a.m. The three races will also begin on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. and conclude inside Eisenhower Park. Again, awards will be given out to the top three overall finishers in their respective categories. Weather?Beautiful. Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 63 degrees. Sunday will be even more glorious, with sunny skies and a high of 70. What Can’t I Bring?Bags and backpacks are not allowed at the marathon. Will There Be Beer?Of course. The Finish Line Festival area inside Eisenhower Park will be replete with beer, energy drinks, juice, and snacks from local sponsors. There will also be live music. Cheers and good luck! Road Closures (Courtesy of Nassau County police) SaturdayCharles Lindbergh Blvd. 8:00 A.M-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Earle Ovington Blvd. 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Entire length)Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(South of Commercial Ave.)Other Closures:Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 7:45 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.SundayAll times listed are approximate.Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 5:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Merrick Ave. to Earle Ovington Blvd.)Charles Lindbergh Blvd. 7:15 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Except above)Merrick Avenue 7:30 A.M-10:00 A.M.(North of Hempstead Turnpike)Old Country Road 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to School Street) School Street 7:40 A.M.-10:00 A.M.(Old Country Road to Railroad Ave.) Salisbury Park Drive 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.Railroad Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:00 A.M.Post Avenue 7:50 A.M.-10:30 A.M.(Railroad Ave. to Jericho Turnpike)Jericho Turnpike 7:50 A.M.-11:00 A.M.(Post Ave. to Brush Hollow Road. Westbound side of Jericho Turnpike will remain open.) Brush Hollow Road 7:50 A.M.-11:30 A.M. (Brush Hollow Road, south of Wantagh Parkway, will remain open.)Carman Avenue 7:50 A.M.-2:00 P.M.(Old Country Rd. to Nottingham Rd.)Wantagh Parkway 7:50 A.M.-3:00 P.M.Other Closures:Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway will be closed.All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway will be closedMeadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Blvd. (Nassau Coliseum, Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits will be closed from 5:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.Eisenhower Park’s Park Blvd. will not allow through traffic between 7:15 A.M and 10:00 A.M. The Hempstead Turnpike entrance to the park will be open throughout the day for Golf and Carltun guests, with a turnaround at the golf course until 10:00 A.M.
Wisconsin\’s women\’s hockey team scored a total of eight goals over the weekend in a sweep of Bemidji State.[/media-credit]For 39 minutes on Friday, the visiting Bemidji State Beavers played the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a draw. The rest of the weekend, the Badgers showed why they own the No. 2 ranking in the country, sweeping the Beavers by scores of 3-0 and 5-2.Despite the home sweep — and impressive final record of 27-2-5 — the Badgers were edged out in the WCHA regular season race by rival Minnesota, who maintained their margin over the Badgers with two wins over St. Cloud State. With the second-place finish, UW will host No. 7-seed Ohio State next weekend in the first round of the WCHA playoffs at the Eagles’ Nest in Verona.The sweep over Bemidji State marked the last home regular season series for six seniors who leave a legacy of unprecedented success as they gear up for one last playoff run.“You look at all of them, they’ve made big contributions in the four years they’ve been here,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “They’ve been to three Frozen Fours, won a couple championships — it’s going to be tough to duplicate their careers.”The seniors — center Erika Lawler, forwards Angie Keseley and Kayla Hagen, defensemen Alycia Matthews and Rachel Bible, and goaltender Jessie Vetter — were honored in a ceremony prior to Saturday’s finale, preceding a quick start by the Badgers.Wisconsin got on the board first via a spectacular goal by junior forward Jasmine Giles. Giles received a pass in the left circle from freshman center Brooke Ammerman, maneuvered around a defender in front of the crease, and, while falling to the ice, flipped it past the Bemidji State goaltender’s left side.Two minutes later, sophomore forward Hilary Knight added to the Badger lead, skating through the Beaver defense and lighting the lamp from the front of the crease. Lawler and sophomore forward Kelly Nash were credited with assists. Before the first period was finished, Knight fed the puck below the left circle to Lawler, who found junior forward Meghan Duggan in front of the goal for the third score of the frame.For the period, Wisconsin outshot Bemidji 19 to 1 and set an early tone of domination. According to Johnson, bringing energy in the first was crucial to putting the pre-game emotions aside.“It was good to come out and establish things right away,” Johnson said. “You know the emotions of introducing your seniors, and some of the distractions that go along with that, you want to play hard right in the first period. You talk about that, but you have to go out and execute, and we did that. So, it was a very enjoyable first period to watch.”Six minutes into the second period, Bemidji State cut the lead to two, but only 24 seconds later, Knight notched her national-best 37th goal of the year on helpers from linemates Lawler and Keseley. Lawler leads the nation with 38 assists while Keseley has a career-high 30.Lawler added a shorthanded goal in the third period, giving her four points in what could be her last Kohl Center appearance. After the game, the Fitchburg, Mass., native reflected on the possible finality of the game.“Just never knowing if you’re going to come back to the Kohl Center to play or not in the NCAAs — just having that be a question — it’s definitely sad,” she said. “I’m just really lucky to have this opportunity. It really helps not taking putting the jersey on for granted, and hopefully we can make it go as long as we can.”With no pre-game festivities to generate energy on Friday, the Badgers came out flat before getting an offensive boost from unlikely sources.The game was knotted at zero for nearly two periods until freshman defenseman Brittany Haverstock scored only her second career goal to give UW the lead. Haverstock said she noticed a hole in the Bemidji defense and was able to exploit it.“The backdoor was wide open all day,” she said. “Erika made an awesome pass over. I wasn’t even sure if she really saw me back there, but it was a great play.”Six minutes into the third, another defenseman, sophomore Anne Dronen, gifted the home team with some breathing room with her fourth goal of the year — tops among defensemen.In addition to two goals by defenseman, Vetter registered her school-record 11th shutout of the year. The national record is 12, set by Harvard’s Christina Kessler last season. Vetter said the shutouts are nice, but winning is the ultimate objective.“My main goal is just, obviously I’m trying to keep the puck out, but anything to help my team out,” she said. “Shutouts always seem to help the team out — either with a tie or a win. So, if I keep those going, that’s always a good thing for the team, and hopefully that will continue.”According to Lawler, the speed of the game will help the seniors keep their last run going — if only to not let them think about saying goodbye.“You know hockey being the competitive game that it is and the fast game that it is, you don’t really have time to think about, ‘Oh, this is my last game,’” she said. “It’s more of leave everything on the ice, don’t take it for granted and just be proud to be wearing the jersey.”
Tá an clár Barrscealta ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, i gcomhair le 10 gcinn d’óstáin i nDún na nGall, ag reáchtáil comórtas le theacht ar cheathrar, bíodh sin ina dhá lánúin/ beirt pháirtnéir / beirt chairde le turas an Atlantaigh Fhiáin a dhéanamh i nDún na nGall.Beidh beirt ag tosú i mBeart in Inis Eoghain, agus an bheirt eile ag tosú i mBun Dobhráin, ar an 16ú Lúnasa agus beidh siad ag teacht le cheile i stiúideo RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ar na Doirí Beaga ar an Aoine an 21ú Lúnasa le bheith beo ar an aer le Michelle Nic Grianna le labhairt faoin turas. Beidh siad ar an aer gach lá léi freisin, agus iad ag déanamh a mbealach go Gaoth Dobhair. Déanfaidh siad cur síos ar thuras an lae sin, an maith agus an t-olc, na radharcanna, na háiseanna agus mar sin de, agus theacht isteach Dé hAoine sa stiúideo lena dtuairim a thabhairt don phobal maidir le an fiú bealach an Atlantaigh Fhiáin a leanacht.Tá lóistín curtha in áirithe ag Barrscéalta i ndeich gcinn d’óstáin an chontae, do leaba agus bricfeasta, agus béile tráthnóna, agus beidh €500 d’airgead póca ar fáil freisin do gach cúpla.Más mian leat a bheith san iomaíocht do na duaiseanna breátha seo, atá dírithe ar dhuine ar bith ar fud na tíre, go háirithe b’fhéidir daoine nach raibh i nDún na nGall ariamh, cuir isteach d’ainm agus abair le Barrscéalta cén fáth ar cheart duitse an duais seo a bhaint. Cuimhnigh go mbeidh dhá bhuaiteoir acu.Caithfidh Gaeilge a bheith ag na buaiteoirí le bheith in ann labhairt ar an turas, dár ndóigh. Is é 5 Lúnasa an dáta deireanach d’iarratais. Bí i dteagmháil leo ar ríomhphost [email protected], nó cuir litir chucu Barrscéalta, RTÉ RnaG, Na Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall.Caithfidh na buaiteoirí a bheith saor leis an turas a dhéanamh ó 16 – 21 Lúnasa.Tá an t-eolas ar fad ar fáil ar leathanach Facebook Raidió na Gaeltachta, agus ar an suíomh idirlín www.rte.ie/rnagTURAS DO CHEATHRAR AR BHEALACH AN ATLANTAIGH FHIÁIN I NDÚN NA NGALL LE BAINT AR RTÉ RNAG was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BarrscéaltaRaidió na GaeltachtaRnaG
18 April 2008Switching from conventional geysers to solar water heaters is not only a response to the current energy crisis affecting South Africa, but also a sustainable long-term investment for residents, says Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica.“The use of solar energy, which is a renewable energy source, will assist us in reducing the load of pressure on the national electricity grid while increasing energy supply mix as a renewable source of energy,” Sonjica said at the launch of the kwaNokuthula Solar Water Project in Riversdale in the Western Cape on Thursday.Solar water heating is one of the key energy response measures highlighted in the government’s national electricity response plan that was launched in January.Sonjica said that through the national response plan, the government had acknowledged the importance of solar energy and solar water heating not only as a means of demand side management but also as an energy efficiency measure.In addition, the development of solar industry in the country had important economic and job creation potential.“It is important that we develop this project to ensure increased job creation through solar water heating as we need to ensure that these appliances are in the long run manufactured and produced locally,” she said. “This will also create sustainable jobs throughout the value chain and reduce the cost of these technologies.”During the launch, Sonjica acknowledged the Western Cape provincial government for establishing a solar water heating training academy, which is expected to take its first batch of 240 trainees soon.Energy efficiency exhibitionOn Wednesday, the Gauteng Department of Local Government also announced plans to host a three-day Energy Efficiency Product and Information Exhibition as part of the national campaign to save electricity.The exhibition, scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 June at the Nasrec Expo Centre to the south of Johannesburg, will bring together a range of products that households, business, institutions and general public can use in order to contribute to the national energy saving campaign.“Our objective is that by the end of this year we will have an extensive energy efficiency network reaching out to every ward, resident, institution, businesses and non-government organisation,” said Provincial Local Government Minister Qedani Mahlangu.The display is aimed at providing a platform for all services providers of energy efficient products such as solar powered roofing insulation system, energy saving light bulbs, ripple control geysers to geyser blankets to showcase and explain their products to the public.Mahlangu said the exhibition would incorporate four briefing sessions aimed at ensuring that Gauteng residents became active in energy efficiency campaigns, with every sector of the province being organised to play a meaningful role.Source: BuaNews
CD AndersonThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, near the town of Carnarvon in the remote Northern Cape, revealed the first image of space taken using the project’s first phase of 16 fully-functioning MeerKAT receptor units.Named ‘First Light’, the image was presented at an onsite function held on 16 July 2016.SKA SOUTH AFRICA – Google Search https://t.co/rkUO4fplxv pic.twitter.com/PZ5Z7402uv— Sonia (@S_o_n_i_a) July 9, 2016The presentation formed part of a tour of the SKA facilities by other ministers and 11 government deputy ministers, invited by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.Among the dignitaries was Ebrahim Patel, minister of economic development and member of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC).Infrastructure investment is a key priority of the National Development Plan and the New Growth Path, and the SKA project is one of 18 strategic infrastructure projects identified by the PICC as a priority for national economic growth.The aim of the tour, said Pandor, was to create project ambassadors in the government to spread the message of SKA’s ground-breaking work in the field of astro-science that aided South Africa’s reputation as a global scientific player, as well as to highlight the positive impact of the project on the people of Carnarvon.Min Pandor and Dep Minister during the visit to the SKA tdy, NCape pic.twitter.com/8DfnhprdcU— tommy makhode (@tommymakhode) July 16, 2016‘First Light’SKA’s chief scientist, Dr Fernando Camilo, unveiled the ‘First Light’ image during the ministers’ visit, beginning with some background about how radio wave technology worked and how it was evolving as SKA itself advanced.Highlighting the differences between images taken with a conventional visual telescope – one in Chile – and a smaller radio telescope array in the United States, Camilo said the image captured by the 16-unit array – a quarter of its prospective capacity – was much clearer and lot more detailed than anything captured before. It revealed over 1 300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.A particular highlight of the image shows what is known as a Fanaroff-Riley Class 2 (FR2) object: a massive black hole in the distant universe. In the image, matter can be seen falling into the black hole and producing the bright dot at the centre. The FR2 object launches jets of powerful electrons moving at close to the speed of light, emitting radio waves that are then detected with the array. (Refer to the images in the above tweet)Camilo called the SKA array, as it is now, operating on a quarter of its potential, a “remarkable image machine”. These latest image developments were “beautiful and far better than we could have expected”. Once the full array of 64 MeerKATs was completed, the possibilities for uncovering clearer and more noteworthy cosmic events was a very exciting prospect.Global infrastructure for the worldEarlier today, @dstgovza Minister Naledi #Pandor commissioned 16 dishes of the 64-dish MeerKAT completed so far #SKA pic.twitter.com/sLr1XDv80P— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) July 16, 2016In her keynote address, Pandor, a passionate advocate of SKA, noted “the dedicated work of hundreds of engineers, scientists, managers and other staff, and South African and international industrial partners, as well as the support of the government and people of South Africa for more than a decade”.The project would turn innovation and development activities into real economic benefits for the people of the area and reputation of the country. Africa’s role in the global science community was vital and very much assured, she said. “We are building a global infrastructure for the world.”What is SKA?The Square Kilometre Array South Africa is a radio telescope project made up of a series of receptor dishes called MeerKATs that collect sensitive radio wave frequencies from outer space, detecting objects millions, even billions of light years away from Earth. The SKA facility then processes the huge amounts of data gathered from these radio waves to formulate images of the objects – including the birth of stars and the forming of new galaxies.Scientists use the information and images gathered by SKA telescopes to better understand how the universe evolved and continues to change.South Africa hosts the bulk of the SKA project, with investments by the government and private research partners totalling more than R3-billion ($205m).#MeerKAT #SKA #FirstLight(Infographic courtesy SKA Africa @SKA_Africa) pic.twitter.com/gSzqwzpXXe— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) July 18, 2016Currently the South African SKA site has 16 fully-functioning MeerKAT dishes, with the full array of 64 receptors expected to be completed by the end of 2017. This will make it part of the world’s most powerful radio telescope system.Set to be completed by 2020, the entire SKA system of 3 000 dishes in locations around the world, including in Australia, South America and the UK, will give astronomy, physics and a host of other sciences an almost limitless amount of data with which to advance human understanding of the universe.The South African section of the project alone has more than 500 global scientific groupsin line to use the Northern Cape array for research and discovery work over the next five years, bringing in much science tourism revenue.“What this will do is bring to South African and world astronomers the most astonishing and profoundly powerful instrument ever used before in radio astronomy,” SKA South Africa Project director Rob Adam said at the visit on Saturday.SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Market Commentary for 11/24/15The market has been incredibly boring. There are no bullish stories to report, which is frustrating to unpriced farmers. The only bright spot to low prices has been an uptick in export market potential. This could help demand build slowly.Lack of farmer selling is strengthening the basis market and causing spreads between futures months to narrow. The combination between the two may lead to a price rebound eventually.Market ActionsOptionsThe following are several options I placed in the last year:On 11/25/14, I bought 3 – $3.80 Dec puts (right to sell) for 20 cents each. They expired last Friday.On 11/25/14 I sold a $4.70 call (right to buy) for 19 cents.On 1/7/15 I sold another 4.50 call (right to buy) for nearly 30 centsOn 7/7/15 I sold another 4.50 call (right to buy) for 19 cents.On 7/30/15 fearing a rally in futures I bought all of the calls back for around 4-6 cents.My final cost to own all the puts was 5 cents. Meaning my $3.80 puts are really now $3.75 Dec futures sales. These sales were intended for the 2016 crop, but with increased production this year, I’ll be using these sales for the surplus 2015 grain we harvested.I could have just collected the premium on the puts, and not converted the puts to sales. However, then I miss out on the opportunity to collect the 18 cents carry on these sales (described below). So a $3.75 sale and an 18 cent carry = $3.93 futures level. While I certainly hope to make sales above that value for 2016 I’m not positive I will get that chance until maybe summer, so I thought it more prudent to take the guaranteed price now as opposed to waiting and hoping.Collecting the CarryFor years I have been telling farmers to work the carry and basis to get bigger premiums and profits in their grain marketing strategy. Many farmers don’t understand how to “collect the carry”.This past week I collected the carry on my 2015 corn crop. What does this mean?In general, the market needs someone to hold the grain until its needed later in the year. This “premium” is market carry, where the deferred months are trading at values higher than the nearby contracts. In other words those who store grain get paid for it. This is how your local grain elevator or ethanol plant makes some of their money.As I have shared, I’m 100% priced on the CBOT for my 2015 corn crop. All of my sales were in the Dec futures. To collect market carry, I had to BUY my Dec futures back, and then SELL deferred contracts at the same time. I chose the July 2016 futures, which was a $.185 premium to the Dec. Note, this doesn’t change the price I originally sold the contracts at. It merely adds carry profits to my grain I have stored.Why did I choose the July futures?– I wanted to get the most money I could as I intend to have my grain basis set, moved and marketed before July 1st of 2016.– Each time I have to “roll” my futures from one contract to another it costs me $.01/bu commission. So by rolling to July instead of March or May, my commissions will be the lowest possible.When does this trade have to happen?I could have captured the carry anytime throughout the year, until Nov 30th. The spread is actually traded on the CBOT. Usually the widest point for the spread is during or at the end of harvest. This year as seen in the graph below the spread was at its widest during planting season (black line). This was likely a result of reduced yield in the eastern corn belt and a general lack of farmer selling at harvest.The carry premium I received for 2015, while lower than the last two years, is still above the cost of my operating note and thus a fair return (2% above cost) on my investment. Farmers who aren’t borrowing money can view this as a guaranteed income stream of nearly 7% APR for 8 months of storage.2016 Corn CropI had about 22% of my 2016’s anticipated production priced against Dec 2015 futures with an average price of $4.40 futures. I need to move these contracts forward.I could move them to Dec 2016 futures, but the spread between the July ’16 and Dec ’16 corn boards doesn’t seem wide enough, given the anticipated carryout next summer. I have decided to instead leave opportunity (and some risk) open in the July ‘16/Dec ‘16 corn spread. My upside potential is limited to about 10 cents, and my downside risk (while technically unlimited), is not likely greater than 10 cents with the information I have at this time. This trade is not for everyone, but I understand my risks going into it.Summary I analyze trades every day that squeeze every penny out of the market, so this all comes easily to me. But, while this type of trading may seem complicated initially, it essentially lowers farmers’ risk while still allowing upside potential in spite of market fluctuations. Many farmers wait for prices to rally and then rush out to sell when they think prices have hit the high point. Unfortunately, these farmers don’t realize how much more risk this way of selling grain is, versus a constant upside selling strategy combined with market carry. The market doesn’t always behave like people think it will, so I am always looking for ways to reduce and control my risk.Understanding how the carry in the corn market works can provide upside potential with limited risk. When combined with options and futures to place protections and basis appreciation opportunities a farmer’s marketing plan can provide profitable situations in otherwise unprofitable years.POSITION – CORN20152016Corn Sold100%22%CBOT Price$4.58$4.50 estMarket Carry$0.18$.30 estBasis on Farm($.20) est($.20) estOptions & spread profits––Cash Price$4.56$4.60 est Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at [email protected]
SharePrint RelatedMother of Father’s Day: Investigating The 3 Parts of Every GeocacheJune 21, 2015In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”January’s Geocacher of the MonthFebruary 27, 2015In “Community” Jared and geocachers at Evergreen Park in Bremerton, WA.A lot of geocachers will pull over between point A and point B to find a geocache. For Make-A-Wish® recipient, Jared, he and his family would often pick up geocache finds between home and the hospital. His early teenage years were often spent in hospitals from Aberdeen, South Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He logged smileys all around the three medical centers.He says, “When I was in the hospital I would look on the website. I would look for trackables and take them to geocaches back home with me.” Jared123, as he’s known in the geocaching community, endured three major surgeries for a life-altering digestive issue. Through traveling to treatment, he and his family logged hundreds of miles. They tapped into geocaching to break the tension between medical procedures.Jared discovered he had been chosen for Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. Jared thought about where he could go and what he could do. Many children decide to take a trip to Disneyland or spend time with their family on a vacation to Hawaii.Jared (center) with his family and Make-A-Wish volunteersJared was born in the Seattle area, and when he learned that Geocaching HQ was located in Seattle, he made his choice.Make-A-Wish organized the visit and contacted local geocachers. An event called Jared From SD Wishes for your Presence was planned to welcome him to the Northwest. And Jared wanted to meet, and geocache with, one of the most creative geocache hiders on the West Coast of the U.S: goblindust.Geocachers from several counties away showed up to greet their fellow geocacher. Jared says, “I couldn’t’ really believe how many people came there. There were 85-90 people who attended. There were a whole bunch of volunteers and businesses who donated for the event.”Jared then took to the geocaching trail, claiming, The SUPER Pages as his favorite geocache of the trip and perhaps of all time. He says, “I found some of the most unique geocaches ever, or even in the world.” To offer you some proof, geocacher goblindust has a creative geocache found in this video (we just won’t tell you which one).Jared then visited Geocaching HQ, meeting with the founders of Geocaching.com and having lunch with the people who power the experience. He also led his dad to log his first geocache—the giant treasure chest in the lobby of Geocaching HQ.Jared and his dad at Geocaching HQYou can watch Jared’s tour of Geocaching HQ in this 6 second Vine video. Jared did what any geocache might do when they leave Geocaching HQ, he went geocaching some more.Geocachers who logged the event say, “Thanks to all who put this together, the vendors who donated, and to Jared for inviting us to help make his wish!!! It was a pleasure meeting you and your parents! Enjoy your visit, and hope you enjoy all the fun caches we have to offer! Goblindust…you’re a rockstar! TFTE!”Jared says the trip was a wish come true, “I guess I couldn’t really believe it. I’ll remember this day forever.”Share with your Friends:More
Waze, a user-driven collaborative mobile traffic mapping and sensor service, today added voice notifications and input concerning traffic hazards to its iPhone app. The company said the feature would soon be added to its apps on other platforms.Waze hopes that the addition of a read/write voice interface will both lower barriers to input and create sensory interruption at essential times – when a driver nears a hazard. Waze is a well-funded startup, says it has 2.2 million users and is in the process of moving its headquarters from Israel to Palo Alto. It’s one of the most user-friendly iterations of a larger trend of everyday devices turning into instruments of data capture. The narrator in the video above is Di-Ann Eisnor, previously co-founder of trailblazing DIY mapping startup Platial. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Internet of Things#Location#mobile#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Great Britain’s Joseph Cordina (R) fights Philippines’ Charly Coronel Suarez during the Men’s Light (60kg) match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro – Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZAssociation of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines is not guaranteeing anything when it comes to the Philippines’ bid in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur next month, but it’s not tempering expectations either.Abap executive director Ed Picson on Tuesday said ABAP is aiming to sweep all six gold medals at stake in boxing tournament of the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT Charly Suarez (light welterweight), Eumir Felix Marcial (middleweight), Carlo Paalam (light flyweight), Ian Bautista (flyweight) and John Martin (light heavyweight) are carrying the country’s fight in the sport.“At the risk of sounding immodest, six,” Picson told reporters during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum when asked about ABAP’s end goal in the SEA Games. “I think we have a pretty solid team in the SEA Games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPicson is convinced the boxers have what it takes to deliver.“We’re not going to send a boxer that has no chance of winning. I believe that all our boxers are capable,” Picson said. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony CJ Perez backs up the hype in Pirates debut Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “I’m not guaranteeing that [we’re going to get all the gold medals] but I can tell you that they are very determined to get the gold medal.The boxers are currently training in Guangzhou, China. The team returns on July 22 and will leave for Malaysia on Aug. 17 three days before the competition unfolds.“We hope the exposure the boxers are getting are enough. There’s no excuse for failure because they’ve been given exposure and equipment,” said Picson.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.