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Oh, the huge manatee! — Bubbles! (GC1VQ12) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgAww. Hugs for Bubbles. Photo by geocacher lorriebirdGeocache Name:Bubbles! (GC1VQ12)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1Why this is the Geocache of the Week:It’s been said that the best part of geocaching isn’t what you find, but who. And while out geocaching, you never know who (or what) you’ll meet. In the case of the Geocache of the Week, you’ll meet Bubbles, a giant manatee that likes to dress up for different holidays.Who knew manatees were so stylish?What geocachers have to say:“Found this morning. Bubbles had her Easter hat on. How cute! Thanks sheppardnik for bringing us here. We took several pictures with Bubbles.” – Livingourdream 2“Great place for a cache and great photo op. Found the cache and posed for a quick pic with Bubbles. This one gets a favorite from us. TFTC” – Grand Illusion Crew“How cute is this for a geocache!? Love it!” – HelloSweetie SharePrint RelatedHigh-class shopping in the middle of nowhere. — Prada, y’all! (GC1W1KC) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 5, 2014In “Community”Discover a place you never knew existed — Pricovy Wind Mill (GC103GY) — Geocache of the WeekApril 16, 2015In “Community”History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache of the WeekApril 30, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” Photos:I never knew there were Irish manatees. Photo by geocacher jkandktRabbitee? Manabbit? Either way, here’s Bubbles. Photo by geocacher Teachbs65Bubbles is ready to party. Photo by geocacher safechrisLauriecenter_img What’s your best we-met-while-geocaching story? Tell us 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:Morelast_img read more

Google Search Just Got a Little Bit Smarter: Highlights Answers to Factual Questions

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Also New: Rich Snippets for EventsIn addition to this change, Google also announced that it is introducing rich snippets for events. Rich snippets allow webmasters to annotate their pages with structured data that can then be displayed in the search results. In the case of events, Google could, for example, display upcoming events at a theater or concert hall right on the search results page. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinois Google just announced that it has started to integrate some of the research that makes Google Squared work into its core search engine. When you perform searches that have factual answers like [empire state height], Google will now highlight the answer to this question in the search results. If you are looking for the height of the Empire State Building, for example, the search engine will now display a snippet from the site that highlights the answer to this question.This is only a small change, but it does mean that users won’t have to click through to the site if they are just looking for a straightforward piece of information like the date of John Lennon’s murder. Microsoft, of course, has made these shortcuts one of the core elements of the search experience on Bing. Great for Users, But What About the Sites that Supply these Answers?For users, this is a nice step forward as it makes it easier and faster to get the answer you are looking for. It will, however, be interesting to see how website owners will react to this change. After all, if you don’t need to click through to the site to get the answer, the site that produced the content won’t be able to benefit from Google’s traffic. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

A Valediction: Forbidding Keynotes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins Tags:#CES 2011#conferences#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Being a critique, in verse, of the tradition of keynote speeches at technological conferences. With apologies most sincere to John Donne, CEO, Fixed Form EnterprisesThe canned and careful words they speak,Or parrot off the teleprompter,Do not waft so much as reekWith all the freshness of a dumpster. They bear the same relation toIdeas as an eight-bit versionOf Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”Does to a violent execution. Keynotes combine the dynamismOf a Chinese imperial bureaucrat’s testWith the sexiness of onanismAnd the elegance of a vulture’s nest. CEOs and marcom jocks,Salesmen and specialists:Spare us all these vapid talksBefore we’re forced to slit our wrists.And journalists (an you love God)And bloggers, pod- and broad-casters,Why must you applaud this fraud? Refuse and you’ll get drunk much faster! Keynote speakers, stand relieved(though not as much as those you’ve bored),You’ve done your bit, you’ve made your stand,It’s time to hit the conference floor. Better yet, the bar’s through there,Take a load off, grab a beer,One-on-one, we’ll lend an earAnd face-to-face we might just hear. Nintendo photo by Matt Williamson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Video: UNC’s Kennedy Meeks Was Dunking At Practice Today

first_imgKennedy Meeks throws down practice dunks.North Carolina still isn’t sure whether it’ll have the services of sophomore big man Kennedy Meeks when it takes on Wisconsin Thursday, but if the below videos are any indication, it’s certainly more of a possibility than fans originally thought last Saturday night.Meeks, who sprained his knee against Arkansas late in the second half, was seen partaking in practice Wednesday. As Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer notes, he even had a little bit of “lift” on a dunk.Meeks is an important player for UNC – he averages 11.6 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Having him available against the 1-seed Badgers would be huge for the squad.last_img read more

Montego Bypass Will Become a Reality – PM

first_img “Indeed, myself and Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, have been working very hard to ensure that we can start the work in short order,” he said. The new route is expected to start at Ironshore, which is three to four kilometers from the Sangster International Airport, and will bypass the city centre and Sam Sharpe Square. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Montego Bay bypass will become a reality.Mr. Holness, who was responding to concerns raised by Montego Bay Chamber President, T’Shura Gibbs, at the opening of the inaugural Build Expo and Conference 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9, said he has taken an active interest in the matter.“Indeed, myself and Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, have been working very hard to ensure that we can start the work in short order,” he said.“Minister Chang has just returned from China, where he has been trying to secure the financing to do the bypass,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said it is clear that Montego Bay, which is a major economic hub,  needs a bypass to address severe traffic congestion.“We acknowledge and we agree that it is now a problem. We expect that building the bypass road will free up Montego Bay and make it far more easier for citizens to navigate the city, and also open up new corridors for residential and commercial buildings,”  he added.The Government has committed to building the bypass at an estimated cost of US$200 million.The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and other lobby groups have been pushing for the bypass/ring road.In an earlier submission, Immediate Past President of the Chamber, Gloria Henry,  said the bypass will provide an alternative route for access to Sangster International Airport and for the over three million tourists that come through the airport annually.“It will divert the commercial traffic thus allowing more efficient movement in and around the city,” she noted.The new route is expected to start at Ironshore, which is three to four kilometers from the Sangster International Airport, and will bypass the city centre and Sam Sharpe Square.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right) engages in light discussion with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (left); and Chairman of Build Expo and Conference 2017, Dwight Crawford, at the opening of the event at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9. Story Highlights Mr. Holness, who was responding to concerns raised by Montego Bay Chamber President, T’Shura Gibbs, at the opening of the inaugural Build Expo and Conference 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on June 9, said he has taken an active interest in the matter.last_img read more

HEALTH PROMOTIONPROTECTION–Preparing for Extreme Events

first_imgHurricanes, blizzards, disasters and pandemics, those are a few of the extreme events Nova Scotia has dealt with over the years. That is why a cross section of Nova Scotia’s emergency management community will take part in the Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP) Conference on Oct. 6, 7 and 8, at the Sea King Club in Shearwater. More than 200 participants from hospital vice-presidents to mental health practitioners, and first responders will take part each day in training opportunities led by internationally respected speakers. “Nova Scotia has experienced first-hand its share of emergencies, from Swiss Air to Hurricane Juan and White Juan,” said deputy minister of Health, Kevin McNamara. “When we respond to emergencies, we recognize and address the psychosocial component that arises during and after a disaster.” The conference, which took two years to organize will have a focus on the psychosocial needs in disaster and extreme event situations. This response is essential to ensuring that all involved, from those directly impacted to those providing services, receive the supports that they require to cope effectively. “We have keynote speakers with invaluable experience in these areas,” said Mr. MacNamara. “This three day event will enhance our province’s ability to respond to the anticipated second wave of the H1N1 influenza pandemic and any future disaster or emergency events.” Over the three days, participants will have the opportunity to take part in presentations and workshops. Moderated by James Shultz, director for the Center for Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness, keynote speakers include: –Tuesday, Oct. 6, Dr. Maurice Ramirez, president of High Alert, Kissimmee, Florida, will present on how hospitals must plan for the high number of patients during disasters, outbreaks, pandemics and other mass casualty events. –Wednesday, Oct. 7, Brian Flynn, retired assistant U.S. surgeon general, will present on disaster and extreme event preparation for disaster and emergency workers during and after disasters. — Thursday, Oct. 8, Andrea Allen, assistant dean, College of Adult Continuing Education, Barry University, Miami, will present on safety actions for disaster responders to provide maximum safety and effective action in extreme situations. The Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center conducts training, research, and service in the areas of disaster behavioural health, special populations preparedness, and disaster epidemiology.last_img read more

Markets Right Now Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street led by declines in banks and industrial companies.Citigroup fell 2.2 per cent early Friday, and Boeing gave up 1 per cent after Indonesia’s flag carrier said it would seek to cancel an order of 49 of the company’s 737 Max 8 jets following two fatal crashes involving that model.Despite several down days this week the S&P 500 is still on track to close out its second weekly gain in a row.The S&P 500 index fell 11 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,842.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 129 points to 25,832. The Nasdaq fell 28 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,811.Bond prices continued to rise. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.47 per cent.The Associated Press read more

EgyptAir signs firm order for 12 Bombardier CSeries aircraft with list price

MONTREAL — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft says EgyptAir has signed a firm agreement to purchase a dozen CS300 aircraft along with purchase rights for an additional 12 of the aircraft.EgyptAir’s letter of intent to buy the aircraft was announced Nov. 14 during the Dubai Air Show.Based on the list price of the CS300, Bombardier says the contract is worth approximately US$1.1 billion and would double to US$2.2 billion should EgyptAir buy the other 12 aircraft.The CSeries has also been ordered by Iraqi Airways, Saudi Gulf and Gulf Air.“Welcoming EgyptAir to the family of CSeries operators is another landmark moment for Bombardier,” said Fred Cromer, the president, of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.“The aircraft is performing exceptionally well, the industry recognizes the C Series as best in class, and this order from another well-established airline is testament to its tremendous value.” read more

Duke of Edinburgh waves as he leaves hospital 11 days after hip

first_imgThe Duke of Edinburgh attending the Captain General’s Parade as his final individual public engagement, at Buckingham Palace in LondonCredit:Yui Mok/PA The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital after 11 days following his successful hip operation.Prince Philip, 96, left the private King Edward VII hospital at midday on Friday and waved from the passenger seat of a Land Rover Discovery as he was driven past the front entrance of the hospital, having left through another exit.Buckingham Palace said he will continue his recovery at Windsor, adding: “His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.”On Thursday he was visited by his daughter, the Princess Royal, who said he was “on good form”.Anne, whose visit lasted around 50 minutes, is believed to be the first and only Royal to visit Philip in the central London hospital.The Queen also gave an update, telling a well-wisher in Windsor “he said he’s getting on very well” when asked about Philip’s recovery.The duke will have already begun his rehabilitation moving with the aid of a stick or crutches, and will face weeks of more aftercare as he learns to walk again on his new hip. The Duke of Edinburgh leaving the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London after recovering from a hip operationCredit:Victoria Jones/PA For about a month before the operation the duke had complained about trouble with the joint but medical experts have said a few weeks after a hip replacement patients are usually back to their normal lifestyle, free from pain. Prince Philip lifts his hat at his final public appearance having announced his retirement Philip was praised at the time for his public service with Prime Minister Theresa May leading the tributes saying he had given the Queen “steadfast support”, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Duke’s “clear sense of public duty” had inspired people for more than 60 years.Despite his age, Philip’s decision – which was fully supported by the Queen and was not medically related – came as a surprise as he still appeared to relish meeting people and carrying out his public role. The Duke’s association with the Royal Marines dates back 64 years to June 2, 1953 when he was appointed Captain General in succession to the late King George VI. The Duke’s health troubles: From bladder infections to blocked arteriesPrince Philip has been admitted to hospital with various ailments over the years including bladder infections, a blocked coronary artery and for abdominal surgery.He was last admitted last June, after becoming ill with an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.The Duke spent two nights at the King Edward VII hospital as a precautionary measure on the advice of a doctor, which meant he missed the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot. Prince Charles accompanied the Queen instead of his father to the State Opening of Parliament – the 11th time he missed the occasion since 1956. Prince Philip retires: Duke of Edinburgh meets Royal Marines at final public eventThe Duke of Edinburgh’s final official Royal public engagement was fittingly to meet Royal Marines who had completed a mammoth 1,664 mile trek.On August 2 last year, in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Philip celebrated the achievements of servicemen who have taken part in the 1664 Global Challenge, a series of strength and endurance feats raising funds and awareness for the Royal Marines Charity.The Queen’s Consort announced in May he would be retiring from royal engagements after more than 65 years supporting the monarch in her role as head of state and attending events for his own charities and organisations. He was said to be “disappointed” that he would miss the remainder of the celebrations, which culminated with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a carriage procession through the capital.The bladder infection came just months after he was treated for a blocked coronary artery on December 23, 2011.He underwent a successful “invasive procedure of coronary stenting” before being taken to the cardiothoracic unit of Papworth Hospital near Cambridge.He had been suffering chest pains while at Sandringham, in Norfolk, where the Royal family had gathered for the Christmas break. Prince Philip lifts his hat at his final public appearance having announced his retirementCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters Prince Philip sits in the passenger seat of a Land Rover Discovery as he is driven from hospital where he had been for 11 daysCredit:Peter Macdiarmid/London News Pictures Ltd Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In the forecourt of Buckingham Palace Philip, in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, attended a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge. Show more Prince Philip sits in the passenger seat of a Land Rover Discovery as he is driven from hospital where he had been for 11 days The Duke of Edinburgh leaving the King Edward VII's Hospital in London after recovering from a hip operation The Queen Mother underwent two successful hip replacement operations in the 1990s, first a planned procedure when aged 95 then later an emergency operation when 97 following a fall.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is on May 19 and the major family occasion is likely to be the first public appearance by the Queen’s consort. Buckingham Palace stressed at the time although the Duke’s diary of engagements will come to an end on Wednesday, he might decide to attend certain events, alongside the Queen, from time to time.A statement said the Queen’s public schedule would continue as normal, but other members of the Royal Family would step up in support of the monarch in her role as head of state. The Duke of Edinburgh attending the Captain General's Parade as his final individual public engagement, at Buckingham Palace in London A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night, as a precautionary measure, for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.In June 2012, a bladder infection sidelined the then 90-year-old which curtailed his involvement in the Jubilee weekend. last_img read more

The Burning Question When is it acceptable to take the lift and

first_imgWE KNOW HOW you feel.It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on you plate.So do like we do here in TheJournal.ie HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.Possibly.This week: We’ve all been there. In the lift in the office/department store/apartment block waiting to be risen to one of the upper floors and someone gets in. Their finger hovers over the buttons and then you realise they’re actually going to press for the first floor. The First Floor! What’s wrong with the stairs?“It’s just a habit,” explains one during TheJournal.ie‘s argument about the whole issue.What do you think? When is it acceptable to take the lift and not the stairs?* I’m super-fit and always take the stairs (1087) You have to be going at least three (1133) Once you are going more than one floor it’s fine (154)center_img Poll Results: Once you are going more than one floor it’s fineYou have to be going at least threeI’m super-fit and always take the stairsVote*Obviously we are aware that some people have to take the lift. We don’t give them stink eye.Got a burning question that has divided your household/work colleagues/friends? Let us know in the comments section or email us at tips@thejournal.ie or sinead@thejournal.ie.See previous entries in The Burning Question >last_img read more