In Memoriam

first_img In Memoriam Francis K. Buckley, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1939; Died July 20, 2004 Frank G. Cibula, Jr., West Palm Beach Admitted 1968; Died June 27, 2004 Robert Allen Delegal, Oakland Park Admitted 1985; Died January 30, 2004 John W. Douglass, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1950; Died February 28, 2004 Nelson A. Faerber, Jr., Naples Admitted 1977; Died July 13, 2004 Janet Ann Goglio, Rockville Centre, NY Admitted 1990; Died December 13, 2003 Mark Horn, Miami Admitted 1990; Died July 5, 2004 David R. Layva, Charles Town, WV Admitted 1977; Died November 9, 2003 Alfred F. Nesbitt, Aventura Admitted 1948; Died June 22, 2004 Ronald Bruce Payne, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1967; Died June 29, 2004 Ray H. Pearson, Miami Admitted 1949; Died June 16, 2004 Frederick W. Peirsol, Orlando Admitted 1962; Died March 14, 2003 Ronald Hans Schnell, St. Petersburg Admitted 1965; Died February 21, 2004 September 1, 2004 In Memoriam In Memoriamlast_img read more

New estate in southside moving along with new sales centre open

first_imgSales centre opens at Killara, the new 726 lot residential community at Logan Reserve. Villa World’s Michael Vinodolac and Logan Mayor Luke Smith at the opening.ROADWORKS are complete and the sales centre is now open at Logan Reserve’s huge 726-lot Killara residential community.Villa World’s general manger of operations Michael Vinodolac said he was expecting buyer interest to surge with the sales centre now open and a full marketing campaign set to launch.“So far, feedback from the public and builder partners has been extremely positive due to Killara’s excellent location, sense of connectivity and affordability,” Mr Vinodolac said.“This is a strong growth region that, while affordable, benefits from its proximity to major employment opportunities in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast,” said Mr Vinodolac.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoKillara, located in a bushland setting on Chambers Flat Road, has already sold 10 lots with a further seven contracts issued, and 21 expressions of interest received.The first stage of the Killara development is selling from $178,000 with lots ranging from 301sq m to 587sq m.The masterplan includes 726 home sites, delivering a diverse range of housing types surrounded by outdoor recreation facilities including adventure trails, playgrounds and barbecue areas.The City of Logan’s population is expected to grow by approximately 200,000 over the next 20 years.Villa World has stepped up its interest in the City of Logan with last year’s acquisition of 1500 housing lots at Greenbank. This followed the sellout of The Sanctuary, an 81-home development within the award-winning Woodlands masterplanned community.last_img read more

2013 NFL Preseason Schedule

first_imgBen Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)All Times EDTSunday, Aug. 4Dallas vs. Miami at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)WEEK 1Thursday, Aug. 8Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (ESPN)St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Washington at Tennessee, 8 p.m.Denver at San Francisco, 9 p.m.Seattle at San Diego, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 9NY Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Chicago at Carolina, 8 p.m.Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Kansas City at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Dallas at Oakland, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 10NY Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 11Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m.WEEK 2Thursday, Aug. 15Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Friday, Aug. 16Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Oakland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.San Francisco at Kansas City, 8 p.m.Tampa Bay at New England, 8 p.m. (FOX)Saturday, Aug. 17Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m.Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Jacksonville at NY Jets, 7:30 p.m.Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Miami at Houston, 8 p.m.Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 18Indianapolis at NY Giants, 8 p.m. (FOX)Monday, Aug. 19Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)WEEK 3Thursday, Aug. 22New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Friday, Aug. 23Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 24Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m.Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.NY Jets at NY Giants, 7 p.m.Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m.St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m. (CBS)San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 25New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. (FOX)Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (NBC)WEEK 4Thursday, Aug. 29Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at NY Jets, 7 p.m.Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m.NY Giants at New England, 7:30 p.m.Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m.Houston at Dallas, 8 p.m.Tennessee at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Arizona at Denver, 9 p.m.San Francisco at San Diego, 10 p.m.Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m.last_img read more

How Cheteshwar Pujara has been dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/Sky SportsAdvertisement cosbmvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs04wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew2t09( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lfuyWould you ever consider trying this?😱th1Can your students do this? 🌚9nglvsRoller skating! Powered by Firework The three month nearing lock down in India may just have seen its first relaxation, resumption of cricket is still a far cry. The IPL 2020 has no confirmed return date yet, and India’s next international tour is only to be held all the way in December against Australia. While this lock down may have been a strange phase in the career of many cricketers, Cheteshwar Pujara is quite familiar with the process, and from spending time with his daughter to helping his wife for household duties.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Sky SportsYesterday, Pujara went onto a live session with sports presenter Arjun Pandit for Sony Ten Pit Stop show on Facebook, where the no. 3 Test batsman spoke about his ‘lock down diary’.When asked about if the lock down has affected Pujara in any way, he recalled his childhood days and how the strict parenting by his father and former first class cricketer Arvind Pujara, and how his little daughter Aditi is doing the same!Advertisement “Most of my life has been like a lock down” Pujara said in the interview, “before, it was my father who made my life like a lock down, and now my daughter also wants me to stay under lock down.”“Because I’m able to spend more time with her, so she’s really happy that I’m at home,” the 32 year old added.Advertisement Pujara further went on about the household chores he has been doing in the past few months, and emphasised on the importance of helping his wife Puja.He continued, “If my wife is taking all the load, it is my responsibility and I also feel that by helping her, it will make life better, not just for her but for the entire family.”In addition to giving a helping hand to his wife, Pujara also expressed his passion for cooking, and how he is planning to learn it very soon.“I can’t cook so that is a disadvantage, but I love cooking and I want to learn it from somewhere” At some stage I’ll learn cooking and I’ll cook some dishes for my wife,” Pujara added.Pujara has made 75 red ball appearances for the Men in Blue, and has scored 5740 runs.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Indian Olympic Association to ban Chinese sponsors in light of growing tensionsRacer turned adult model Renee Gracie tells Indians to ‘get off her page’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

first_imgAlways look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.News from Comet 67PSurprise discovery suggests ‘gentle’ start for Solar System (BBC News): “The discovery has come as a complete surprise to scientists who thought that oxygen would have reacted with other elements as planets were forming,” declares the normally overconfident BBC reporter Pallab Ghosh. “The results indicate that current ideas about how our Solar System formed may be wrong.”  See paper in Nature, “Abundant molecular oxygen in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.”Modern Mystery: Ancient Comet Is Spewing Oxygen (Space.com): More about this “big surprise”:What’s mystifying astronomers about the new find is why the oxygen wasn’t annihilated during the solar system’s formation. Molecular oxygen is extremely reactive with hydrogen, which was swirling in abundance as the sun and planets were created. Current solar system models suggest the molecular oxygen should have disappeared by the time 67P was created, about 4.6 billion years ago.Discovery of molecular oxygen in comet tail forces us to rethink how the solar system formed (Christian Schroeder in The Conversation): Molecular oxygen has a ripple effect on models of the whole solar system: “That means that our solar system might have formed from an unusually warm cloud, which raises the question as to what might have caused this elevated temperature.” Other possibilities are bandied about. Schroeder puts a happy face on falsification: “We can look forward to the next surprises this comet has in store for us.”Rosetta Mission: Ptolemy sniffs next piece of the comet puzzle (Science Daily): Ptolemy is one of the instruments on the spacecraft. It detected ice and CO2, but very little CO that was predicted. “Our results, from Comet 67P’s surface, has both surprised us as well as opened up a variety of new questions about how comets form and how they work.”Rosetta scientists unveil the source of ice and dust jets on comet 67P (Monica Grady in The Conversation): The comet is darker than it’s supposed to be. The expectations were all wrong. “But despite this wealth of visual evidence for researchers there is a lot we still don’t know about the comet – including why it is covered in organic material rather than just ice and what causes its powerful jets of dust and ice.”Planet ModelsNow that we have seen that scientists can be surprised at how wrong their models are, let’s see some new models they’re promoting with hubris.Growing the terrestrial planets from the gradual accumulation of submeter-sized objects (PNAS): Veteran planet-maker Hal Levison is at it again, cooking up planets out of dust. This paper is filled with assumptions, conveniently-chosen initial conditions, and leaps of faith, such as assuming dust grains will form pebbles without getting swept into the sun or blown out the disk. But it sure got nice coverage in the press.Why Earth is so much bigger than Mars: Rocky planets formed from ‘pebbles’: New process explains massive differences between Earth and Mars(Science Daily): Typical uncritical press coverage of the new Levison model. Gives the wizard the last word: “As far as I know, this is the first model to reproduce the structure of the solar system — Earth and Venus, a small Mars, a low-mass asteroid belt, two gas giants, two ice giants (Uranus and Neptune), and a pristine Kuiper Belt,” said Levison.”Astrophysicists find Jupiter likely bumped giant planet from solar system (PhysOrg): Explaining the position of Uranus and Neptune requires a game of billiards with Jupiter and Saturn. Nobody saw a mythical fifth planet that was conjured up to get a new model to work. Conveniently, Jupiter ejected it without leaving a trace.Star Models‘One size fits all’ when it comes to unravelling how stars form (PhysOrg): Positivist coverage of interpretations of blurry images from a Chilean telescope. Article claims big stars form the same way as their models say small stars form.Whoops, what about these?  Models are only simulations of reality. Reality is often more complex, e.g.: Astronomers find disk of young stars near center of Milky Way (Nature): “The discovery suggests there has been a constant supply of young stars to the galactic center, but where do they come from?” Daniel Clery asks. “The galactic center is thought to have used up its supply of gas from which to make stars long long ago, so astronomers will have to figure out some mechanism by which young stars are moved inward from farther out in the galaxy.” Aren’t there other possibilities? (1) Maybe they’re misclassifying young and old; or, (2) Maybe the galaxy isn’t as old as they think it is.Astrophysics: Primordial stars brought to light (Nature): This optimistic article claims a possible success in the hunt for Population III stars, theoretical stars made out of pure hydrogen, with traces of helium and maybe lithium. That’s the only kind of star that could have formed after the big bang when those were the only elements.Twinkle twinkle little star, I know exactly what you are;For by spectroscopic ken, I know that you are hydrogen.All the other elements had to form from supernovas, the story goes. Anyway, a certain galaxy seems to have “candidate” Population III stars, but they are mixed in with heavy-metal stars if that’s what they are. The observations appear to be model-dependent. “The authors find that the observations of CR7 are best explained by a hybrid stellar population containing both young, metal-free stars and an older, chemically evolved population, respectively emitting most of the UV and optical light,” reporter Bethan James writes.Galaxy and Cosmology ModelsMissing gravitational waves lead to black hole rethink (PhysOrg): Another upset reported. “Human understanding of galaxies and black holes is being called into question after an 11-year search for mysterious gravitational waves—famously predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago—failed to find anything.”New theory of stealth dark matter may explain universe’s missing mass (Science Daily): All of the above is only a model for 5% of reality, astronomers think. They’re still looking for the other 95%. Maybe it’s just “stealthy” like a ghost—a timely idea for Halloween.Birth of universe modelled in one of largest cosmological simulations ever run (Science Daily): It’s not clear what the guys at Argonne National Labs are doing spending taxpayer dollars to run computer simulations on cosmology for the Department of Energy, but they have a zinger. They got stars and galaxies to form against their will out of a uniform fog after the big bang by mixing in copious amounts of lucky charms called dark matter. For those who would like to see an honest skepticism of these models, see Spike Psarris’s video, What You’re Not Being Told about Astronomy, Part II: Stars and Galaxies. He quotes leading astronomers who reveal that they don’t know what they are talking about. They have to invoke the Tooth Fairy twice (dark matter and dark energy), one embarrassed astronomer confesses. If stars and galaxies didn’t exist, they would be happy to explain why this is exactly what they expect, another says.Science is the only career where you can be totally wrong and still keep your job and enjoy a great reputation in the media. The way you keep going is to look excited and glad about the fallen expectations, hyping the promise that the puzzle opens up new possibilities for better models. Now that you have seen the difference between hubristic models and reality, try your hand at interpreting these articles:How we plan to bring dark matter to light (PhysOrg)Dark matter universe (PNAS)Have physicists seen the dying flash of dark matter? (Science)X-ray signal from outer space points to dark matter (Science)Our Universe: It’s the ‘Simplest’ Thing We Know (Live Science)Evolution of the universe in unmatched precision (Science Daily): “New most comprehensive hydrodynamical simulation of the universe’s visible structure”New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool for probing mysteries of universe (PhysOrg)Recommended reading: “The Scientific Method Is a Myth” by Daniel P. Thurs on Discover Magazine.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Tax boost for SA, Kenyan businesses

first_img30 November 2010Kenya and South Africa have agreed to waive double taxation for businesses operating in both countries, and have also signed a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation.The agreements – signed during Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe’s visit to Kenya last week – are aimed at improving commercial relations between the two regional economic powerhouses before a planned visit by President Jacob Zuma next year.Motlanthe and his Kenyan counterpart, Kalonzo Musyoka, agreed that processes to address some of the impediments to trade and contact between the two countries needed to be addressed.Both Kenya and South Africa agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, tourism, higher education, diplomacy and the management of correctional facilities.Addressing regional issuesMotlanthe also held talks with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga on regional economic issues. The two countries agreed that the future development of Africa depended on increased intra-Africa trade and the resolution of conflicts.South Africa and Kenya reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring a peaceful referendum in Sudan in January 2011.Turning their attention to Somalia, it was agreed that the Institutions of the Traditional Federal Government be strengthened, and that AMISOM (the United Nations-backed peacekeeping force operating in that country) be supported in order to ensure peace and stability.The two countries also agreed to continue holding regular consultation on topical issues, with a view of having a common position in regional and international forums.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

New technology hub for Braamfontein

first_imgProfessor Barry Dwolatzky is excited about the new software hub. He believes our world has changed at the core, with a tsunami of technological, economic and social transformation. The old nightclub will be remodelled as the iClub, the dance floor will be a co-working space, the bar and seating areas will be set up to encourage innovation through incubating new start-ups, and the sound and light control area will become the server room. The team involved with the Tshimologong Precinct. This African technology centre is connecting budding entrepreneurs, programmers, designers and investors. (Images: Melissa Jane Cook) MEDIA CONTACTS • Barry Dwolatzky Director & CEO Joburg Centre for Software Engineering+27 11 717 6390 RELATED ARTICLES • Cape Town: city of innovation • Mobile technology for Africa • Smart cities need innovative citizens • Youth focus at innovation summit • Empowering young people in South AfricaMelissa Jane CookWith funky wallpaper, a DJ box, architecturally interesting window frames and a labyrinth of fascinating spaces, a former nightclub at 41 Juta Street in Johannesburg’s Braamfontein is being renovated, to be transformed into the city’s technological hub.Global tech hubs include Nairobi’s iHub, driving Kenyan innovation, as well as the Googleplex in California and the Cambridge Innovation Centre in Massachusetts, both in the US.Part of the ambitious the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) cluster development programme, TechinBraam is revitalising the once derelict suburb into a cutting-edge, high-tech precinct.The programme is a three-way partnership between the government, academia and industry, based at the University of the Witwatersrand.Professor Barry Dwolatzky, JCSE director, says the university has been trying to reach into its urban surroundings, and this is a perfect opportunity to do so.“This vision is what a renewed future can be, in the broader urban environment. Through partnering and a creative energy, we want to have as enormous an impact as possible. There are similarities to Maboneng, an artistic, creative hub on the east side of the city centre. Developments like these are a chance to remake this country, remake opportunities, and remake the economy of the area, and the space to remake careers.”The precinct has been dubbed Tshimologong, meaning “a place of new beginnings” in local language Sesotho.Technology changing usDwolatzky outlines how technology has affected society. “It has changed in numerous ways, how we make things (the use of robotics), how we buy things as consumers (online), how we communicate (we are all threaded together by networks of communication), how we deal with knowledge and education, how we deal with health, how we deal with government, and entertainment and leisure.“Our world has changed at the core, with a tsunami of technological, economic and social transformation.”He explains that within the three elements of digital technology – software, hardware and content – the innovative lifecycle is no longer linear.“There is now a connection: skills are no longer static, skills and ideas merge together, there is business model development and finally, commercialisation.“This new innovation will not take place in garages, or in the offices of big corporations. It will be a social activity, with people working together, people joining together, and this innovation will skyrocket in technology hubs. In these single environments people will be able to germinate ideas, learn, interact and incubate. This set of spaces will encourage innovation, learning and collaboration.“Almost all cities have hubs, some have more than one; they are popping up constantly.”Establishing the Tshimologong Precinct is now at a critical stage, with funds being raised to begin Phase 1 of building renovations.Clare Jeffrey, head of the Wits University Partnerships Office, explains; “Phase 1 will require an investment of about R10-million. We have set up a Founding Partners Pledge scheme, which provides an opportunity for corporates and individuals to support this exciting initiative. Founders will be listed in perpetuity on a board displayed prominently in Founders Square …. Companies pledging R250 000, or individuals and SMMEs pledging R50 000 before 31st December 2013, will be acknowledged in this way. We have already had pledges from Microsoft and BBD, with several others in the pipeline.”From hubs to clustersCluster development was proposed by company strategy authority and Harvard professor, Michael Porter, in the 1990s and refers to a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses. For example, London’s East End is now known as Silicon Roundabout or Tech City. It has 10 technology hubs, more than 5 000 technology companies, and some 300 start-ups per year, and it’s becoming the European Union’s new answer to the US’s Silicon Valley.Dwolatzky explains that research shows that for a high technology cluster to succeed it must be close to research institutions and technology hubs, close to customers, have sound infrastructure, and offer access to transport and housing. There should also be government support.He adds that Johannesburg is a major city, the economic hub of Africa. He believes that it is possible for the city to be the continent and country’s Silicon Valley.“Some initial hubs have started up; Jozi Hub at 44 Stanley, The Open at Maboneng, and Intellilab on the UJ (University of Johannesburg) Kingsway campus. This is not about competition; it’s about joining the dots and making this into something bigger.”A green, people-centred hubThe old nightclub will be remodelled as the iClub, the dance floor will be a co-working space, the bar and seating areas will be set up to encourage innovation through incubating new start-ups, and the sound and light control area will become the server room.The warehouse, 43 Juta, will be remodelled into classrooms and meeting areas; 47 Juta becomes the development centre, and 45 Juta houses offices. Founders Square, a public space, will sit at the heart of the centre offering a coffee bar and events area.Dwolatzky’s vision is to see new buildings, housing, big technology players’ research and development, and old buildings repurposed in Braamfontein.Finally, Wits will begin to reconnect with its neighbourhood, as some of its ICT-related Centres (such as the JCSE, the LINK Centre and parts of Digital Arts) move off campus into Tshimologong.Anna Cowen, from architectural consultancy Meshfield, said, “This hub is selling the future. It is a place of experimentation, a place of discovery. We are regenerating the inner buildings and there is huge potential for growth. Environmentally at the hub there will be renewable energy sharing, rain water harvesting, shared parking and waste recycling. This city block is a symbiotic relationship, with shared resources and risks and benefits.“We need to rapidly innovate to create smart, resilient and equitable cities that are people-centred … to seek for potential solutions that could cycle urban material … by using waste as resources.”Dwolatzky and Mteto Nyati, Microsoft South Africa managing director are the co-winners of the 2013 IT Personality of the Year award. The winners were announced during the Institute of IT Professionals South Africa President’s Awards ceremony at Montecasino, Johannesburg, on the 7 November.last_img read more

Take a 32-Stage Journey Through Central Park — Bridges & Arches of Central Park (GC17MX1) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

first_img Photos:Bridges, arches and geocaching, #2. Photo by geocachers mcjeeper and stukboyBridges, arches and geocaching, #1. Photo by geocachers mcjeeper and stukboyOne of the parks many cool bridges. Photo by geocacher guinea galTwo happy geocachers on their way. Photo by geocacher ChrisAtLarge What geocachers are saying:“This cache was incredible. It took my son and I three trips starting from September to hit all the points. Finding the rock and coin gave us a great memory of a fun adventure. Thank you very much for this.” – teamtrimble13“Yay! WooHoo! What a cache, what an adventure! This probably is my biggest personal geocaching achievement. Loved it! I really enjoyed discovering Central Park and the many many ‘hidden’ trails. There is so much to see, I had no idea. Favorite point for sure!!!!” – wanderlusta“Fantastic, must-do, classic cache! Having placed nothing but the final on this prime real estate, the CO has created a wonderfully researched experience that will delight any explorer, young and old. This cache, unlike any other cache visited, convinced my muggle friend, Tinstaafl2, to create an account and finally join the game.” – Baxter929 What the geocache owner, addisonbr, has to say:“…At some point while roaming around the park I stumbled across the fact that no two bridges in the original design are alike.  We had just started hiding our first caches a few months earlier, and I thought that maybe the bridges and arches could form the backbone of a pretty interesting tour.  I started paying more attention to them while in the park, reading up on them, etc.  I found some out-of-print books that had a lot of background information and details about Olmsted and Vaux’s original designs and started making some trips out to scout them, sketching out some descriptions, looking for information that cachers could retrieve from each site (and that could combine to form coordinates).  After coming up with a route, I play-tested it a few times to see how long it would take (and make sure that I hadn’t made any errors).  It seemed like it was going to take most people 4-6 hours or so, which is on the long side, but I hoped that if I gave people something interesting to read between waypoints it might not seem so bad. …My biggest concern was that the cache would take too long for people to really enjoy it.  Whenever I play-tested it, I was pretty wiped out by the time I got to the end, so I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out for other people.  When you publish a cache you’re kind of asking people to trust you with their time, and if your cache takes several hours – it just felt like a lot of responsibility.  I was mostly hoping that when people got to the end they wouldn’t feel irritated about all the time they invested writing down numbers and making calculations and otherwise jumping through all of the hoops they’d been jumping through all day.  Then after it was published and the logs finally started coming in… a tremendous sense of relief.  I always read every word of every log that hits my inbox and it’s heartening that people will take so much time to write as much as they do about their experiences.Especially for people who attempt this cache while visiting New York – thank you for trusting me with so much of your vacation!” Geocache Name:Bridges & Arches of Central Park (GC17MX1)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:If you haven’t yet, watch the video above. This geocache is an epic, 32-stage multi-cache that takes you on a journey through Central Park in New York City, NY, USA. The stages of this multi-cache focus on the park’s bridges and arches, which are beautifully crafted but often overlooked. Waiting at the final stage for the intrepid geocachers who make it there is a custom-designed geocoin to commemorate their journey. What’s the best Multi-Cache you’ve ever found? Tell us and post photos in the comments.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:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: the United States of AmericaDecember 14, 2018In “News”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Geocaching: The Video Game — LostSailRs: Uncharted Waters (GC55CDQ) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 9, 2014In “Geocaching with Kids”last_img read more

Bengaluru FC fail to reach AFC Cup final after draw with FC Istiklol

first_imgBengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.Nuriddin Davronov (4th minute) and Dmitry Barkov (56th) scored for the visitors from Tajikistan while Rahul Bheke (24th) and Sunil Chhetri (65th) replied for the hosts.Bengaluru FC were reduced to 10 men shortly before half-time as Harmanjyot Singh Khabra was sent off following a second yellow card.FC Istiklol clinched the tie 3-2 on aggregate as they had won the first leg 1-0 at home.FULL-TIME |@fcistiklol_2007 will face Air Force Club in the #AFCCup2017 Final after defeating @bengalurufc 3-2 on aggregate! #BENvIST pic.twitter.com/FymYWklZOi- AFC Cup (@AFCCup) October 18, 2017Istiklol will now face defending Champions Air Force Club of Iraq in the final on November 4.????????? Congratulations to @fcistiklol_2007 for qualifying for the #AFCCup2017 Final! pic.twitter.com/oiWbads67f- AFC Cup (@AFCCup) October 18, 2017last_img read more

Sands of time

first_imgThe land of luqaimat, bakhoor, sun and sand offers a stunning palette of sights and experiences- powdery sand dunes caressing the skyline, turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, plush resorts, grand recreation centres and the Grand Prix arena that lure luxury seekers to Abu Dhabi. The sprawling emirate and its,The land of luqaimat, bakhoor, sun and sand offers a stunning palette of sights and experiences- powdery sand dunes caressing the skyline, turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, plush resorts, grand recreation centres and the Grand Prix arena that lure luxury seekers to Abu Dhabi. The sprawling emirate and its capital city offer travellers a bevy of varied experiences from adventure to luxurious pampering and gastronomical journeys around the globe. In 48 hours, you can explore the best that Abu Dhabi offers- culture, food, adventure and decadent luxury.Arabic AntiquityMeet the earliest human communities to have come to the region, explore the ancient pilgrim routes and trace the evolution of trade with the new ongoing exhibition, Roads of Arabia-Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia that’s showing at the Louvre, Abu Dhabi. Already shown in 15 cities around the world, the exhibition has objects and artifacts found in the UAE that reflect the archaeological research in the region. As you wander through the four indoor galleries that house artifacts from the world over, the dazzling Fountain of Light by Ai Weiwei meets you in the last wing. Made with more than 32,000 crystals, the twisted glittering structure is an Instagram star and wraps up the tour that narrates the shared history of humanity across regions, an idea that Sheikh Zayed supposedly stressed on.Roads of Arabia is on exhibition till February 2019; Book tickets onwww.louvreabudhabi.aeArabian NightsStories of Alladin and Ali Baba come alive at the Arabian Nights Village that offers a glimpse into the life of the land before the discovery of oil transformed it into a modern international destination. Go dune bashing in the Al Khatim desert, hit the sand trail in sturdy 4 X 4 cars, hurtle down the sun-scorched sand dunes and stop to admire the sunset. Back at the Village, you’re welcomed with strong, spiced Arabic coffee poured in tiny ceramic cups and served with a date as the scent of Bakhoor floats through the cool evening air. Get Arabic henna prints drawn on your palms as an Oud player and belly dancers transport you to a bygone era remembered in books and films.advertisementBooking on arabiannightsvillage.com Exotic escape: Rides at Ferrari World.PlaytimeThe first glimpse of the recently opened Warner Brothers World brings a flood of childhood memories as Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and Superman spring to life. The 29 fun rides offer a mix of thrilling adventure with the Joker Funhouse and Fast and Furry-ous and the slower Galactic Odyssey with Green Lantern that is more about technical prowess than thrill. If speed and sports cars are more your choice, Ferrari World is right around the corner at Yas Island, the leisure destination of Abu Dhabi. Experience the intense G-force on the Formula Rossa that zips at a speed of 240 km per hour, gokart with children or challenge the best lap times on simulators. The bathed-in-red first ever Ferraribranded theme park in the world offers adventure junkies 37 rides and attractions revolving around the Italian sports car.Tickets cost AED 295Culinary journeysFrom hobool to rajma and steak to sashimi, Abu Dhabi’s restaurants offer a gastronomical journey from around the globe. While the steakhouses at Ritz Carlton and Fairmont Bab Al Bahr are a delight for meat lovers, the Emirati cuisine restaurants give a glimpse into local delicacies. Mezlai at the Emirates Palace welcomes guests with a bowl of luqaimat, fried dough balls drizzled with date syrup, and offers a menu of fresh salads, hummus, babaganoush, mughrabia, Rgag, a traditional bread and harees, a popular dish in this part of the world. Wrap up the dinner with the famed coffee at the Emirates Palace that is finished with gold dust for a taste of decadence. If you’re looking for a more traditional experience, go to Al Fanar where the samboosa, hobool and khoboz khameer are served in floral print ceramic ware. The Abu Dhabi skyline at sunset.StaycationIf your idea of a getaway is luxurious pampering, the Ritz Carlton and Jumeirah at Saadiyat step in to offer just the perfect experience. The crescent-shaped, Renaissance-styled Ritz Carlton Grand Canal with a central Venetian-style waterway offers multi cuisine restaurants, lush lawns and the ESPA spa for massages and back rubs. At the newly opened Jumeirah on Saadiyat Island Island Resort, the beachside resort experience is irresistible with stunning views of the glittering Persian Gulf, multiple pools and rooms that open up to vistas of the white sands.last_img read more