first_imgWith fellow first-round picks Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas pegged to rotate inside next to Buckner on passing downs, the 49ers enter free … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SANTA CLARA — Whatever money the 49ers earmarked for the defensive tackle position could very well be part of a historic contract. For one of their own.DeForest Buckner is eligible for an extension after his third season produced 12 sacks and a Pro Bowl debut.last_img

first_img“Ghost Ship”Geocachers who search for “Ghost Ship” (GC2HM40) unlock a haunting story of  a rusting ship hull. The jagged metal skeleton rests in a shallow tributary to the Ohio River. Liyah hid the cache one year ago. The difficulty three, terrain four cache has already earned nearly two dozen Favorite Points.The cache page regales adventurers with the mythical story of the S.S. Shadow. It details the voyage of a cargo ship in 1885 that came under attack by river pirates. A chase ended in location geocachers search today.The creative and detailed cache description encourages other geocachers to post memorable logs rich with their own details. Some logs are hundreds of words long with multiple pictures.Most geocachers who logged a smiley on Ghost Ship say they would have never found this site without geocaching. One log reads, “This was an awesome find and one my fellow cacher and I will not soon forget! Not only was getting on the boat a challenge, but at first the cache alluded us and we had to really search for it! TFTC and the terrific story to tell!”’Ghost Ship”Cachers are warned to be cautious as they hunt for the cache on-board this “Ghost Ship.”  The real story of the ship is almost as spectacular as the cache page “Ghost Ship” description. To find both stories check out the geocache “Ghost Ship.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”DSOM – Minero las piedras” GC273NE GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 21, 2011November 21, 2011In “Community”Take that, clown! — Pennywise the Clown (GC3XB2Z) — Geocache of the weekSeptember 11, 2013In “Community”Klaatu Barada Nikto! — Aliens Among Us (GC1N0B9) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 12, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgThe first phase of Wild Pointe Ranch, a housing development in Elizabeth, Colorado, about 30 miles south of Denver, has sold out. The first five model homes completed for the next phase – which is expected to total 110 homes – will be available for viewing next fall, but with a green angle to their marketing pitch: like the rest of the homes that will be built at Wild Pointe Ranch, the models will be constructed to qualify for LEED for Homes Platinum certification, making WPR one of the largest LEED Platinum communities in the U.S.Accordingly, the developer, C&A Companies, and partner Energy Environmental Corporation, a Denver-based HVAC specialist, are soliciting funding, sustainable-construction products, and marketing services from additional, prospective partners. The development team, which already has five builders onboard, last week released a request for information (click here for PDF) from businesses interested in supplying any of the following products and services:• Promotion of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship• Sustainable design, materials, construction methods, and integrated building components• Products for improved air quality and low-VOC construction materials,• Renewable-energy components for smart-grid and grid-connected applications• Recycled/reused materials (ideally within 500 miles of Elizabeth, Colorado)• Foundation and advanced framing systems• Interior and exterior finishes• Insulation, weatherization, sheathing, roofing, windows and doors• Plumbing system components, and fixtures for reducing water consumption• CFL and LED lighting, integrated controls, and reduction of miscellaneous electrical loads• Energy Star criteria and high-efficiency appliances• Landscaping plants, components and controls for low energy and water usage• Whole-house automation and controls (BACnet- and/or ZigBee-compliant devices)• Advanced-technology HVAC systems (heat pumps, solar cooling, ERV/HRVs)• Renewable-systems financing and green investment partnersResponses to the request for information are due by December 11.Marketing a big green communityThe developers say they will spend more than $500,000 promoting the project at a special fall event they’re calling ENERGY freedom Festival of Homes, which will use the five model homes to highlight the affordability, design, building envelopes, sustainable materials, and energy systems of WPR housing.The new houses at WPR will be serviced by ground-source heat pumps as well as solar and wind power systems, which collectively are expected to provide enough energy to power the HVAC and domestic hot water system of each home, making them 50% to 70% more efficient than conventionally constructed homes of comparable size.The developers add that the project will create about 150 jobs for workers directly involved in WPR construction and about 185 more jobs in businesses that will help supply products and services during the build-out.Energy Environmental Corporation is hardly new to LEED for Homes standards. The company supervised construction of a LEED Platinum home that, before completion, was featured on the 2008 Energy Star Summit Tour for homes built in Colorado. The same home, which was built and is owned by EEC president Al Wallace, also will be the demonstration house for the 2009 Energy Star Summit in Denver on December 9.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchellcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#apps#web Tech insiders call the successful acquisition of a start-up an “exit.” The implication is that the people who founded the start-up have accomplished their mission, and now they’re out. That hasn’t been the case for the team formerly known as Yobongo. They’re about to release something unique and wonderful for shutterbugs.Six months to the day after Mixbook acquired Yobongo, the former Yobongans are lifting the curtain on Mosaic. It’s an iPhone app for printing physical photo books, turning pixels into atoms. You can sign up for access starting today, and the first 100 RWW readers who click this link will get in early.Mixbook’s Caleb Elston has shown me the app, and when you get your hands on it, it will surprise you. Its every digital surface has been crafted to match the physical book you’ll receive in the mail. And that book will look like a dream object from the future, like a totem from the film Inception, more real than real, all because you made it out of pixels before the atoms arrived at your door. Photo albums have two problems that the iPhone can solve. They don’t start spontaneously, and they take a long time to finish. Because physical photo books take so much work, we tend to reserve them for weddings, anniversaries, and other major life moments. And even then, they’re a chore.Mosaic brings the process right to the place where our photos live: the smartphone. The team learned from Yobongo’s chat rooms that most services need to be rethought entirely to be primarily mobile experiences. When this app launches, it will present you with the chance to compile every day into a physical album if you want to.“People won’t spend 10 hours building a photo album about an everyday thing,” Elston says, “but they will spend 60 seconds.”The team came together to build artisanal software, but they’re loving this opportunity to build physical products. “Whatever I work on next, I want it to be physical,” Elston says. “Taking the digital bits and putting them into physical atoms is where the value came from.”Mixbook is debuting the Mosaic concept today, and the team looks forward to hearing user feedback. If you sign up on heymosaic.com, you’ll get the app as soon as it’s available. And the first 100 RWW readers will get it quicker.last_img read more

first_imgSpeculations about the BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar suffering yet another split were put to rest on Thursday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that the NDA will contest the assembly polls next year under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Leaders of the JD(U), headed by Mr. Kumar, erupted in joy as snippets of an interview given to a news channel by Mr. Shah were beamed, capping weeks of bad blood between the two parties.“The gathbandhan (coalition) is atal (unshakeable). The NDA will contest assembly polls under the leadership of Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Nationally, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will continue to lead the coalition,” Mr. Shah was shown as having said in the interview, to be telecast later in the day.“An-ban (bickering) is a sign of a healthy coalition. But matbhed (difference of opinion) does not necessarily mean there is manbhed (mental rift),” Mr. Shah added. The statement may also came as a disappointment to the opposition Grand Alliance which had been expecting a break-up among the alliance partners in view of the fact that Mr. Kumar has served as the chief minister for three consecutive terms and the BJP — under the aggressive leadership of Mr. Modi and Mr. Shah — is planning to expand its footprints in Bihar.JD(U) national general secretary and state minister Shyam Rajak came out with a flurry of tweets thanking Mr. Shah.“I wish to thank the top leadership of BJP @AmitShah1 @narendramodi for having dispelled many doubts by speaking about fighting the next assembly polls under the leadership of @NitishKumar. It is a slap on the face of the opposition which was enjoying (the recent bickering),” he said.“Those wishing the disintegration of JD(U)-BJP alliance will disintegrate themselves since we have forged the coalition on an idea — that is to uplift 12 crore people of Bihar to which we have been devoted,” Mr. Rajak added. Disgruntled JD(U) leader Ajay Alok, who had, of late, become critical of his own party on a number of issues, also appeared sobered down as he tweeted, “Amit Shah’s statement would make the NDA rock solid and disappoint those who had other expectations. Only Nitish Kumar has the capability to further strengthen the NDA. Jai Bihar!” Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, whose LJP is a junior partner in the Bihar NDA, seemed to have heaved a sigh of relief as he remarked in Samastipur — where he is canvassing for his nephew Prince Raj before the by-election — “We always said there is no confusion over leadership in the NDA.”“Please go and ask the opposition what they have to say about this since all their hopes have hinged on the possibility of our disunity.” The NDA had made a clean sweep in Bihar in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year, winning 39 out of 40 seats. The BJP and the LJP won 17 and six seats respectively, while the JD(U) succeeded in bagging 16 out of 17 that it had fought. Among the opposition parties, only the Congress managed to win a seat while Lalu Prasad’s RJD — which has ruled the state for over a decade and still has the highest number of MLAs — drew a blank. Shortly after the NDA’s spectacular victory in the polls, the opposition sensed an opportunity when Mr. Kumar decided against having a party representative in the Union cabinet. Add to that, JD(U)’s opposition to the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious legislations like the triple talaq bill and the one on reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir further fueled speculations of the party’s growing unease with the BJP’s ideological hard line. RJD national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had held out an olive branch to the JD(U) chief after the elections, urging him to return to the anti-BJP front which lacked a credible leadership.Mr. Singh has, however, been snubbed on this account by Lalu Prasad’s younger son and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav, leaving the veteran leader sore. He said that he expects the 29-year-old to “realize the significance of what I am saying in six months”.Recently, outbursts of Union minister Giriraj Singh — known to share cold vibes with the Bihar Chief Minister over water-logging in Patna had also triggered a war of words between state-level leaders of the BJP and the JD(U).Mr. Kumar had, however, made it clear in one of his speeches “there is nothing amiss in the coalition and those trying to create mischief will be in trouble”.last_img read more

first_imgTamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s resignation, accusing him of securing a fraudulent victory in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. “Chidambaram’s tenure as minister is untenable. He should resign. All the votes that he won were actually won by my candidate. He was never elected to Parliament in first place. He has done a fraud on the nation,” Jayalalithaa said at a press conference after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Chidambaram, who was trailing his nearest rival for most of the counting, was eventually declared elected from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. A case against his election is pending in the Supreme Court.During her meeting with the prime minister, Jayalalithaa presented a list of demands for her state and ruled out any move to join the UPA. “At present, the Congress and the DMK are allies. In such a situation, it is inappropriate for me to call Congress president Sonia Gandhi,” Jayalalithaa said on her first visit to Delhi after her assembly poll win.The AIADMK chief said she was keen to maintain friendly relations with the Centre and hoped for assistance on several state projects, including an additional 1000 MW of power from the central grid.Asked about several DMK leaders being mired in the 2G scam probe, Jayalalithaa launded the role of the judiciary in pushing the investigation. “The action taken by the Supreme Court in the 2G scam has restored my faith in the judiciary,” she said.The AIADMK chief reiterated her demand for the resignation of Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran, who is accused of irregularities in the 2G scam. “The prime minister must remove Maran if he does not step down,” she said.advertisementJayalalithaa’s two-day trip to Delhi had raised speculation that the Congress and the AIADMK were warming up to each other. On Monday, the first day of her trip to Delhi, many politicians paid Jayalalithaa a visit. Among them were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and CPI leader D. Raja.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more