first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But it also bears noting that James is still just the fifth-oldest player on Cleveland’s roster, behind Kyle Korver, Jose Calderon, Dwyane Wade and Channing Frye. And as the season nears the midway mark, James is looking good as ever.“I’m fresh,” James told Dennis Scott during NBA TV’s Players Only broadcast after Cleveland’s win over Portland on Tuesday night. “I’ve always tried to stay fresh throughout the course of the game. Our bench has been very dynamic this year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJames will likely reach 30,000 points for his career later this month. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) waits during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)LeBron James turned 33 last week. Here’s an alarming stat: 93 percent of the players in the league are younger than he is.Out of the 476 players who appeared in at least one NBA game this season, only 34 are older than James. And of those, a mere 11 are starters.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Hard to believe, but Pop was once unwanted — by Spurs fans MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

first_imgOlympic taekwondo champ suspended in sexual misconduct probe Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident The Raptors must see him in their dreams.It’s back to the drawing board for Toronto. The Raptors had the league’s second-best record, the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, a deeper bench and in Lowry and DeRozan enough firepower to offset James.But after blowing a big lead and giving away Game 1 on their home floor, the Raptors never recovered and now face an offseason full of questions and second-guessing.Raptors coach Dwane Casey, looking for a spark to save the season — and maybe his Job — switched starting lineups for the second straight game. He gave C.J. Miles his first start and put Serge Ibaka back with the first five after using him in a reserve role in Game 3.But Miles picked up two quick fouls and the Cavs’ offense was in gear from the start as Cleveland opened 12 of 15 from the floor while building a 26-17 lead.COACHING CHANGELue was shocked to learn of coach Stan Van Gundy’s firing in Detroit. Lue played for Van Gundy in Orlando and has always respected his basketball IQ.“He’s emotional because he’s into the game,” said Lue, who added Van Gundy supported him during his health absence. “He loves the game that much. But as far as Xs and Os, understanding different teams, different schemes, his players, he’s one of the best as far as knowing the basketball game and what it takes.”And as rumors swirl about Casey’s future, Lue said Toronto would be foolish to do anything rash.“It would be absurd to make a move like that,” he said. MOST READ The Cavs didn’t stumble and had one of their best all-around games of these playoffs after so many tight ones. They won Games 1 and 3 over Toronto by a combined three points, needing a buzzer-beater to outlast the Raptors on Saturday night.There was no need for such heroics and for a change, James, who came in averaging 41.7 minutes per game in the postseason, had plenty of help. All five Cleveland starters scored in double figures and Love continued his spring rebirth after struggling against the physical Pacers.The contributions from Cleveland’s supporting cast came two days after “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the team in a skit entitled “The Other Cavaliers,” which didn’t air but went viral on social media.Cleveland took control with a 12-0 run over the final 2:12 of the first half. The Cavs didn’t let up, pushing their lead to 30 as their fans finally got a chance to relax and start making plans for the next round.After James dropped a fadeaway baseline jumper to give Cleveland a 27-point lead, the 33-year-old stared at Toronto’s bench as he ran back on defense.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan was tossed after hitting G Jordan Clarkson in the head on a layup. DeRozan finished with 13 points after sitting out the fourth quarter in Game 3. … Fell to 0-7 in playoff games in Cleveland. … Didn’t lose three straight during the regular season, then lost four in a row to the Cavs.Cavaliers: Improved to 10-0 in Game 4 closeouts. … Won their 15th straight second-round game dating to the 2015 playoffs. … James entered Game 4 with 348 points in these playoffs, the most through 10 games by any player since Michael Jordan (354) in 1992. … Love became the fourth player in Cleveland history with 500 career playoff rebounds, joining James, Thompson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.UP NEXTCavaliers: Await Sixers-Celtics winner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kevin Love added 23 points and J.R. Smith 15 for the Cavs, who can now rest while waiting for the Boston-Philadelphia semifinal series to end.Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 and Kyle Lowry had 10 assists to lead the exasperated Raptors. Toronto’s frustration hit its peak late in the third when All-Star DeMar DeRozan was ejected for a flagrant foul.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCleveland will be appearing in its fourth straight conference final despite a turbulent regular season and a bumpy start to the playoffs. The Cavs needed seven games to get past Indiana before tormenting Toronto — again.James arrived at Quicken Loans Arena three hours before tip-off wearing a baseball cap that said: “Don’t Trip.” If the message was directed at his teammates, they got it. LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 7: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after the Toronto Raptors called a timeout during the first half of Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — LeBron James sent Toronto into summer vacation for the third straight season as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a series sweep of the Raptors with a 128-93 win in Game 4 on Monday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.James finished with 29 points, 11 assists and spent some of the final 7:38 dancing near the bench during Cleveland’s 10th straight playoff win over Toronto, which changed its system, its roster and its approach but still can’t beat the game’s best player.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

first_img…publishes alleged fraudulent naturalisation noticesOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has express grave concern over what he believes is an immigration racket going on at the Citizenship Department within the Ministry of the Presidency.Jagdeo told reporters at his weekly press conference on Wednesday that there is an “enormous cesspool of corruption” at the Citizenship Department, which among other things, has seen fraudulent applications for citizenship here by foreign nationals.He pointed to several such publications in the State’s newspaper over the past months that showed individuals applying for citizenship on more than one publications with different names and addresses.For instance on February 5, 2019, a notice along with photograph was published of a young man by the name of Gabriel St Juste of Lot 56 Burma Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, “applying to the Minister for naturalisation”. However, two days later on February 7, 2019 a similar notice carrying the same photograph was published but with a different name and address – Daniel Garcia Farres of Lot 1010 Norton Street, Cemetery Road, Georgetown.The same was done last month. Another notice published on March 27, 2019 stating that Rubesh Abdus of Lot 0 Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), was also applying for naturalisation. But, again, another publication two days later on March 29, 2019 saw the same photograph published with a different name and address, Hajime Beltran Abreu, of Lot 39 Owen Street, Kitty, Georgetown.According to Jagdeo, these are just a few of several other cases found by persons from his party who are looking into the matter including Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs.The Opposition Leader does not believe that these were mistakes but rather a “tip of the iceberg” of what he describes as a “deep dark hole of corruption” at the Department of Citizenship, which is headed by Minister Winston Felix.“So it’s just the tip of the iceberg, they found several other examples so that cannot be mistakes. This is a pattern and it’s happening right before our eyes in Chronicle. They believe that people are not (noticing it) because most of us don’t pay attention to this issue and so we are very, very concerned,” Jagdeo said at his press conference on Thursday.He went on to state that this is part of a larger corruption racket to give out citizenship to hundreds, possibly thousands, of foreign citizens, who may be either paying for it or were deliberately brought here for other reasons.“So it something that we will be following up on seriously,” he asserted, noting that they have already brought it up with several authorities. Jagdeo added, however, he hopes the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has taken notice of these activities, which he said, poses risks for Guyanese.Enhance scrutinyHe mentioned the economic citizenship programme that some Caribbean countries had implemented, whereby foreigners who invest certain amounts of money in the country were given passports, which subsequently begun attracting sanctions from the international community regarding the use of passports from those countries by ordinary people.Jagdeo said Guyanese are likely to face the same fate and could be subjected to intense scrutiny since the integrity of Guyanese documents will be questioned.“So they will put at risk our passport. When we go abroad now, we will now be faced with enhanced scrutiny across the Region because if the people in the Region and the US and other places feel that our passports are porous and anyone can get a passport – a person coming from Bangladesh or Brazil or Haiti or DR (The Dominican Republic) or wherever else, can easily get a (Guyanese) passport and then use that to travel on then they will start paying more attention to those of us who travel using Guyanese passports,” he stressed.On the other hand, the Opposition Leader went on to highlight that they also have concerns when it comes to the increasing number of foreign nationals entering the country. He said figures from COPA Airlines show that from October last year to March this year, some 3800 Haitians came through Guyana and most are still likely here.Jagdeo pointed out that Guyanese have been complaining that these foreigners are here looking for jobs and are making it difficult for locals because they (foreigners) work for less pay and so they get hired over Guyanese.Further, the Opposition Leader also questioned the integrity of the entire system, saying the “digitisation of records” is particularly suspicious since false data can be inputted into the system, which can then be used to give false identification to the masses of foreigners coming in the country.The parliamentary Opposition had long been saying that the coalition Government is granting thousands of Haitians and Cubans citizenship in order for them to get voting rights for the upcoming elections. But Government had rejected this notion.A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs back in June 2018 had revealed alarming statistics which thousands of Haitians and Cubans are not only overstaying their time in Guyana but cannot be accounted for.As of April 30, 2018, a total of 1238 Haitians arrived in Guyana but only 85 left the country. In 2017, 3515 Haitian nationals entered Guyana and 291 left, while the year before out of 722 Haitians who came here, only 451 were on record as leaving. There were 770 Haitian nations who arrived in 2015, 227 in 2014 and 188 in 2013 but only 136, 113 and 99 left the country respectively.last_img read more

first_img1 Alexandre Pato during Chelsea training Chelsea loanee Alexandre Pato has emerged as a shock transfer target for Barcelona.According to reports in Spain, manager Luis Enrique is hoping to land a new forward this summer to help support the free-scoring triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.Celta Vigo forward Nolito, the Arsenal target, was said to be top of Enrique’s wish list but he failed to re-sign the former Barca man during January.And now El Mundo Deportivo have claimed that the Nou Camp club may turn to Pato if their initial striker hunt proves fruitless when the transfer window opens.The Brazilian arrived at Stamford Bridge on a loan deal from Corinthians in January but he is yet to make his debut for Chelsea.The West London club can sign him permanently for £9m this summer and could do that in order to make a quick profit by flogging him to Barca.However, the La Liga giants are unlikely to pay that much unless he can make an impact at Chelsea in the final two months of the season.last_img read more

first_imgAn Post Donegal are having their Annual Charity Cycle on Saturday 1st September from Dungloe to Letterkenny via Errigal Road.They would like to invite all men, women & children who would like to take part. All proceeds will go to The Donegal Hospice.To register call Paul 086 6850503 / Martin 085 7788722 or Liam 086 7779305. Bus & Cycle Transport will leave Letterkenny at 9am on the morning of the 1st at the Letterkenny Delivery Services Unit, Carnamuggagh Lower. Minimum Entry €25.00. Please support An Post Donegal’s charity Cycle and The Donegal Hospice. We hope you will join the boys & girls in Green….. IT’S TIME TO GET ON YER BIKE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: August 13th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:An PostANNUAL CHARITY CYCLEdonegallast_img read more

first_imgA man is to appear in court next month charged with the theft of a lorry in Stranorlar yesterday.Donegal Daily yesterday first reported how the man was arrested following a high-profile Garda operation close to McClay’s Corner.The man, who is in his 50s, was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station for questioning. He was charged under the Theft Act and will appear at Letterkenny District Court on April 9th.A file on the matter has been prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The arrest followed an overall investigation into cross-border criminality.Man charged with theft after major Garda operation in Stranorlar was last modified: March 24th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:courtGardaoperationStranorlartheftlast_img read more

first_imgPut a string of amino acids into this magic box, and it comes out all precisely folded into a protein.  How does it do it?  A molecular machine described by Science Daily has scientists baffled.  Ironically, its name is TRiC.    TRiC is a chaperonin, a member of a class of molecular machines that “chaperone” or guide polypeptides emerging from the ribosome (the translation machine, 02/21/2007) into their final folded shape.  The shape of a protein is essential to its function.  Most polypeptides find their native fold without help, but about 10% need a chaperonin shelter, like a private dressing room (05/05/2003) to get in shape.    The article shows that TRiC looks like a barrel-shaped box with two lids.  Each lid opens and closes like the iris of a camera.  Scientists can’t see what goes on inside when the box is closed.  The press release explains,TRiC, like all chaperonins, consists of a double-ringed structure that gives it a barrel shape.  One ring opens to admit the raw protein into the inner recesses of the folding machine, then closes tightly while, inside the chaperonin “black box,” the mysteries of molecular origami unfold—or, more correctly, fold.  Upon completion of the folding, the ring at the other end opens up to push out the finished product.    “It is really like a nanomachine.  It closes off, the protein is trapped inside and something—we don’t understand what—happens inside this chamber, and the protein comes out folded,” Frydman said.  “It is a very complex mechanism.”What’s remarkable about this cellular magic trick is that there are many more possible incorrect folds than the right one.  How this machine can fold each protein correctly, like solving a Rubik’s Cube in the dark without hands, is one of those mysteries of life science is trying to unlock.  It’s not just the shape of the box that matters.  The two iris-like lids have to open at the right time, and keep the protein inside the right amount of time, or it doesn’t work and the product comes out misfolded.    Judith Frydman at Stanford discovered TRiC in 1992 and has been trying to figure it out ever since.  Co-director of the Center for Protein Folding Machinery, Frydman describes TRiC as a “two-stroke motor” wherein the opening of one end is linked to the closing of the other end.  “What has been so intriguing is that everything is connected,“ she said.  “This is a very large machine and every part of the machine is communicating with the other parts.”At first her team thought the machine opened like the flaps on a cardboard box, but then they discovered the iris-shutter mechanism.  She thinks the twisting of the lid transfers rotational motion to the interior and this helps the folding process, but so far the secret is still hidden inside.    If Frydman and her team figure out the TRiC, new medical advances may be forthcoming.  She said, “If one could understand what the environment in there looks like, what this machine does, what the cell does to fold its proteins, then we could begin to design ways to fold proteins for therapeutic purposes.”  This implies design following design.  In fact, no mention of evolution or natural selection was made in the press release, originally published by the Stanford University news service.  The chaperonin is called a machine eight times in the brief article.This science project needs evolutionary theory like a fly needs a swatter.  Tell us, Charlie, how the protein machinery that codes, transcribes, translates and folds proteins originated without the machinery to do it.  We want scientific facts, not stories.    Magic tricks intrigue us, not because we think real magic is happening, but because we want to know how the trick is done.  TRiC is inspiring Frydman and her colleagues to reverse-engineer the implicit design of this complex black box and put their findings to practical use for improving human health and well being.  Isn’t that what science is all about?    Surely no one from Darwin’s day through the 1950s could have imagined that the secrets of life would depend on complex, precision machinery, with moving parts, made out of molecules, manufactured to spec from coded instructions.  Enough reports like this one, and Darwinism itself will be interred in a black box: coffin-shaped and nailed shut, so the folding of rigor mortis inside won’t gross anyone out.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img3 October 2013 South African public and private companies will be looking to participate in a number of transport infrastructure projects in Senegal following the visit to Dakar this week by President Jacob Zuma and a delegation of local businesspeople. Zuma declared his state visit a success on his return to South Africa on Wednesday, saying: “[A] lot has been accomplished at economic and political levels during this visit. There will be a lot of progress going forward”. According to the Presidency, Zuma and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, expressed their desire for South Africa and Senegal to work together to make Dakar an air transport hub serving the West African region. They agreed to pursue the establishment of a well-developed aviation maintenance service, and “instructed their ministers responsible for this sector to undertake the necessary steps as soon as possible”, the Presidency said in a statement. Dakar’s new international airport, the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD), is due to open in the first quarter of 2014. A new 32-kilometre toll highway running through central Dakar and its surrounding areas was opened in August, with an extended section linking to the new airport due to open in late 2014. According to a joint communique issued after Zuma’s meeting with Sall, the Senegalese president “expressed Senegal’s wish for the continued involvement of South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in the realization of the Blaise Diagne International Airport in Diass”. At the same time, Sall “praised the interest expressed by South African public and private companies (IDC, Transnet, Lonrho and TMMF Holdings) to form a consortium and participate in the realization of the Dakar-AIBD-Thies Railway Project”. The planned railway will link Dakar, the new airport and Thies, Senegal’s third-largest city, which lies 72km east of Dakar. Zuma and Sall also agreed on the twinning of Senegal’s Goree Island, which was at the centre of the slave trade, and South Africa’s Robben Island. “Goree Island also has an important history for South Africa, as that is where the then exiled ANC met with Afrikaner intellectuals in 1987,” the Presidency said. Following a visit to Goree Island on Wednesday, Zuma referred to that meeting, saying it was “very important as it served to demystify the ANC and help white South Africans in particular to understand it better. This island therefore has a special place in South African transitional history.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgGive back.This one is easy: Cache In Trash Out (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Learn how you can get involved.Eat healthier. (Warning: We are not licensed doctors or nutritionists.) The key to healthy eating: planning ahead. Before heading out the door, make sure to pack healthy snacks so you don’t get stuck buying junk food later in the day. Check out these 4 tips to avoid getting hangry on the geocaching trail.P.S. Please don’t leave snacks in geocaches. Bears love snacks. P.P.S It’s probably safe to carry snacks. (Warning: We are also not licensed animal psychologists.)Start thinking more positively.Scientists have found that practicing gratitude can lead to higher levels of positive emotions, like joy, optimism, and happiness. When you find a geocache, take the time to express your appreciation. You’ll make the cache owner’s day — and your own.Get organized. We’re not exactly sure how geocaching can help tidy up your life. (We ran out of time to ask Marie Kondo. Ideas welcome in the comments below.) However, we can help you tidy up your geocaching. Try My Lists beta. Make new friends. Meeting new people can be downright terrifying. Luckily, geocachers are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Whether you’re in your hometown or traveling abroad, geocaching events are a great way to make new friends — and you’re guaranteed to have at least one thing in common. Find an event and log your Will Attend now. Guest blog written by avid geocacher Paige Edmiston.We’ve all been there: only a week into January and your resolutions long forgotten… Good news, geocachers! Whether you’re wanting to get fit or give back, the game you love can help you achieve your New Year’s goals. Geocachers, after all, are nothing if not persistent. In honor of 2017, here are 17 common New Year’s resolutions — and how geocaching can help you stick with them. Learn something new. To find some geocaches, you’ll need to develop a very particular set of skills. Lockpicking, for example. Same goes for hiding. You’ll have to learn a little thing called “physical computing” to hide a geocache like this one.Step out of your comfort zone.Stuck in a traditional cache rut? Challenge yourself to find at least one geocache of every type. You’ll solve puzzles, answer geology questions, and may even discover a new favorite cache type along the way. Travel.If you want to experience a new place like a local, find a geocache! Or better yet, complete a GeoTour. These custom collections of geocaches are designed to introduce you to new locations.You’re sure to discover an incredible spot not listed in a guide book!If a big trip isn’t in the cards this year, send off a trackable with the goal of visiting all the places on your travel wish list. Check out the photos from this trackable’s big adventure for inspiration.P.S. You’re always welcome to come visit us at Geocaching HQ! Spend more time with family. If you attended a family gathering over the holidays, you probably know how difficult it can be to find an activity everyone loves. (You know where we’re going with this, right?) Use geocaching to connect with family near or far, just like this father and son.Drink more water.Geocaching gets you moving. Moving makes you thirsty. Carry this official geocache water bottle with you at all times to stay hydrated. Added bonus: You’ll look cool.Be less stressed.Remember that geocaching health study? Researchers also found that geocachers reported fewer days of poor mental health. Get married.Geocaching can help. Seriously. Watch this video to learn how to make a geocaching proposal.Break a personal record.Visit your geocaching statistics page. Do you want to set a new record for longest streak? (Check out Moun10Bike’s tips for keeping up your streak in the snow.) Or maybe you want to set a record for the most caches found in one year. Write down your goal and share it with a friend who can help keep you accountable.Spend less time on social media.Ok, fine. We admit it: We often encourage geocachers to share things on social media. (Like now, for example. You should share this post with a friend. Do it. Do it now. Unless you’re trying to spend less time on social media. Then, stop right now. We support you.) Thanks to the recent addition of offline maps in the Geocaching® app, you can now find geocaches without an internet connection. Tune out of the internet and into nature — temptation free. Lose weight and get fit. Instead of buying yet another unused gym membership, why not try getting fit with geocaching? In 2014, Texas A&M researchers conducted a study on geocaching and its effect on health. One of the study’s principal investigators, Whitney Garney, M.P.H, said, “The results have important implications for how and why people are physically active. Geocaching is one option for people to have fun and be physically active at the same time without going to the gym and may be just what America needs to get moving.”For inspiration, read one of the many geocaching weight loss stories out there, like this one or this one. Spend more time in nature. Speaking of nature, that’s where geocaches like to hang out! To find a great hiking cache, search for caches with higher terrain ratings. When you’re in a park or wild space, the Geocaching® app’s Trails map type will help guide you. Enjoy life to the fullest.Geocaching brings people together in pursuit of discovery, exploration, and adventure. ‘Nuff said.Let’s wrap it up.The moral of the story: We’re better at sticking to our resolutions when we’re having fun. Geocaching is fun, ergo geocaching can help you achieve your goals. 83% of the time it works every time, guaranteed.So tell us — what’s your New Year’s resolution? Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHow to host the best New Year’s event for Last/FirstNovember 28, 2017In “Community”Guide to hosting an unforgettable Last/First New Year’s eventNovember 27, 2018In “Community”Top 6 Geocaching ResolutionsJanuary 6, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean smartphone giant Samsung has slashed the price of Galaxy Core 2 to INR 8,007. Galaxy Core 2 was launched in the month of July at INR 11,900, and within a few months its price has been reduced by around INR 4,000. The new price can be availed at Samsung India’s official online retail store.Launched as the successor of Galaxy Core, Core 2 sports a 4.5 inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) TFT display, 5 MP rear camera accompanied by a flash, a VGA front facing camera, and 4 GB internal storage which can be expanded to up to 64 GB via microSD card.Galaxy Core 2 features 1.2 GHz quad-core processor backed with 768 MB RAM.On the connectivity front, the device supports dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, GPS and PC synchronization. The gadget runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and comes packed with a 2000 mAh battery.This month Samsung also unveiled the successor of Galaxy S Duos 2, the Galaxy S Duos 3 priced at INR 8,150,last_img read more