Wind chill warning in effect for the B.C. Peace

first_imgWind chill warning issued for:   B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)    B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320) Current details: Extreme wind chill values near minus 40 tonight and through the weekend.This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.- Advertisement -A strong Arctic ridge of high pressure has spread cold air into the British Columbia Interior. Brisk easterly winds combined with cold temperatures will continue to produce wind chill values near minus 40 tonight and through the weekend.last_img

Peterborough sign full-back Smith from Bristol Rovers

first_imgPeterborough have landed Bristol Rovers defender Michael Smith for an undisclosed fee.The right-back was one of the few success stories in a miserable season for Rovers, who were relegated to non-League after finishing second bottom of League Two.As well being named the Pirates’ Player of the Year, Smith was selected in the division’s team of the season and the chase has been on for him ever since the west country club’s relegation.But League One Posh have won the race to sign the Northern Irishman, who has signed a three-year deal at London Road. Michael Smith in action for Bristol Rovers 1last_img


first_imgINISHOWEN COUNTRY Kitchen has picked up the top gong at the Donegal County Enterprise awards tonight.The family-run business based in Malin was named Donegal Business of the Year 2012.Passionate businessman Joseph Doherty was delighted with the award. The special award for contribution to the local community went to the brilliant Castlefin Partnership.Moll Industries, the manufacturing company based in Donegal Town, were the winners of the Business Development Award.Claire Doherty Gallagher, owner of Claire’s the Bakers, won the emerging business award.One of her wonderful creations is pictured left. The Business Innovation Award went to Stephen McGinley of Farm Feeder.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on AND THE WINNERS OF GONGS FOR BEST BUSINESS ARE… was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:AND THE WINNERS OF GONGS FOR BEST BUSINESS ARE…last_img read more

Deal or No Deal? Deal!

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There comes in point in every fan’s life when he realizes his jumper isn’t Jordanesque, gravity is a force to be reckoned with, and the 11-inch growth spurt isn’t going to arrive. While most of us are able to come to terms with not being an NBA player, the delusion that we could be GMs is harder to surrender. Every parent thinks their kid is a genius, and every basketball fan thinks they could have made a better trade for Shaq. Unfortunately, this isn’t baseball. There’s no turning to the Florida Marlins to solve all of life’s problems. This is the NBA; salaries have to match (kind of) and even the Raptors seem to get it right sometimes. While the Lakers don’t have much expendable talent, they do have lesser commodities: draft picks (there are already enough servings of youth) and the expiring contacts of George and Medvedenko. No trade talk can omit the possibility of Ron Artest. Odom? Not enough of a talent upgrade (if at all) to justify the risk. Bynum? Call it Jermaine O’Neal-itis, but pass. Mihm or Kwame, expiring contracts, and picks for Artest and whomever Indiana wants to unload? Only someone as confused as Artest is though to be would turn that down. However, the Epic of Artest, which seems to have more in common with Kafka than Elias, should not obscure other possibilities. George, Medvedenko and the #1 from Miami might net P.J. Brown. The Lakers would get the tough veteran they sorely lack, while the Hornets would have contracts coming off the books and a young player to show for their efforts. A similar package could get Joe Smith from the Bucks; and an Al Harrington visa, if not too expensive, should be looked at. A backup guard is another necessary addition for the Lakers, but the likely answer is a healthy Aaron McKie, or an agent that can convince Latrell Sprewell to read for the part. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Armchair GMs rise up! Or at the very least, raise your voices. You want to see “Showtime,” not “fivehundredsomething.” A superstar is the easy, although hard to get, answer. Still, the acquisition of the right role players would ensure the Lakers look their best more often. They don’t necessarily have to be blockbusters, but some deals have to go down.last_img read more

GIS map-making class is offered

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – When fire burned through the area two years ago, firefighters battled flames after reading digital maps of the area made with technology known as geographic information systems. These maps offered firefighters layers of information, from typography to the types of trees in the ground to how many homes were fanned out across the land. Now a class teaching this map-making process that analyzes and organizes geographic information is available at College of the Canyons, starting with the spring semester Feb. 6. Community college officials hope the four-credit class piques students’ interests and want to offer a certificate program with the up-and-coming subject. Whether it’s war, tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, geography is coming to the masses as people become more aware of the global issues surrounding them, said Jeff Hemphill, a University of California, Santa Barbara, geography instructor who will teach the College of the Canyons class. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Our sense of place is changing virtually by our knowledge of our place in the world,” he said. “There are all kinds of global issues that are making people aware. Underneath all that is GIS.” Those in health, government and law enforcement fields have been using these maps for years, but now the technology has become more mainstream as search engines offer maps linking people with everyday things, such as how to find the cheapest gas in the area and satellite images of their neighborhoods. Even some car manufacturers and cellular phone companies use the technology to visually track users if they need help on roads. “For any question you have, you can get different types of digital data and combine it to make a map. From that map you can see the big picture,” said Mary DeLaTorre, College of the Canyons’ acting geography department chairwoman. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems is part lecture and part lab. Students will have exercises introducing them to the software. They’ll also learn how to gather information to make maps and work on special projects. Sue Doyle,(661) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh Club NotesFootballThere was  a magnificent performance from Packie McGrath’s seniors as Aodh Ruadh took the replay win against Milford in MacCumhaill park on Saturday evening.Diarmaid McInerney has been in great form all season and he delivered once again on Saturday as he hit seven points, five from frees. There were goals from Johnny Gethins and David McGurrin as Ballyshannon dictated the exchanges for long stretches, despite strong challenges from Milford in the first and final quarters.We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh. org. The win now sets up the biggest game for the club in some time, an intermediate championship semi-final meeting with neighbours Bundoran this Saturday.The game takes place in Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town at 4pm, and we need hardly tell our faithful readers that a large and vocal Ballyshannon support would be very much appreciated! Enniskillen Gaels came out on top in the PJ Roper under 16 tournament which was staged on Sunday. Enniskillen Gaels, Killybegs and Aodh Ruadh were in Group 1 with Ardara, Bundoran and Four Masters in Group 2.The seedings after the group stages saw Enniskillen Gaels v Bundoran in the Cup final, Ardara v Killybegs in the Shield final and Four Masters v Aodh Ruadh in the Plate final.The winners of the respective finals were Enniskillen Gaels, Killybegs and Donegal Town.Many thanks to referees Shane Toolan, Sylvester Maguire, Val Murray, Eamonn McGrath and especially Callum O’Halloran who took charge of four games.Thanks also to Lisa McTernan and Johnny Gallagher who spent the day taking care of all aspects of organisation. Thanks to the teams and managers from Ardara, Killybegs, Enniskillen, Bundoran and Four Masters.A final shout out to families and Spar who supplied food and drinks for the occasion and Brian Roper who presented the PJ Roper cup to Enniskillen Gaels. The Frank O’Neill Cup semi-finals throw-in at 5.15pm this Friday.They will be followed immediately by the final on the top pitch in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh with the Presentation Party afterwards in the Aras. We will have pictures from the earlier rounds of the competition up on later in the week. There is an under 13 game this Wednesday against Four Masters in Father Tierney Park. All players to be up at the park for 5pm.The Mick Shannon under 10 tournament took place in Ballyshannon on Saturday.As ever the tournament drew a high grade of competition and was keenly contested.Ardara, Grange and Glencar Manorhamilton all travelled with two team each. Grange were up first for the hosts in round one of the group stages.Grange were the reigning Mick Shannon champs, but Aodh Ruadh battled well and edged the verdict by two points.Next up were Ardara and this was a game where our defence of Shane Delahunty, Aidan Sweeney and Finn Gallagher really came into their own, thwarting the green and gold attack at every opportunity to see the Ernesiders to a double scores win.The last game of the round robins was against Glencar Manorhamilton. The Leitrim men provided tough opposition in the first half but Aodh Ruadh came good in second half with a more canny display of football.That trio of wins set up a final against Grange and again it was a very competitive encounter where the back line had to be disciplined.In the end a magnificent performance from the midfield pairing of Ryan Daly and Eoghan Kelly helped swing the tie in Ballyshannon’s favour and with it the Mick Shannon cup.Aodh Ruadh’s attack of Aengus Sweeney, Drew Ryan and Shane McGloin were in fine form throughout the competition and Jack Gallagher caught the eye with his cool and composed brand of football.Elsewhere James Gallagher and Cian McKenna worked their socks off and mopped up a sight of break ball.Aodh Ruadh were well served by keeper Michael Doogan who pulled out a few super stops and used his kick outs well.Joint captains Ryan Daly and Drew Ryan collected the Mick Shannon trophy to great jubilation from players and supporters alike.The junior side played their hearts out throughout, but despite earning a good win came up against some impressive visiting sides.Ardara and Grange contested the junior final with Grange taking victory there.Many thanks to the refs on the day Stephen Ward, Gerard Ferguson, Conor Patton and Niall Murray and thanks as always to the parents for the magnificent spread of food.Thanks also the fantastic crowd up who turned up on the day to cheer the Ballyshannon boys on.We have pictures from the tournament up on The under 8s wrapped up their season in style with a super blitz in Corofin.The lads had 80 minutes of great competitive football at the Belclare facilities of the All-Ireland club champions.There was a great standard of play and the organisation was excellent with the Aodh Ruadh players delivering some of their best football this season.The lads had great craic on the way to and from Galway and also enjoyed getting the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Andy Merrigan trophy.Thanks to Ciaran Lynch and all at Corofin who looked after us so royally on the day.The management would like to thank the players for all their hard work this year and especially the parents for their help with transport, catering at blitzes and whole hearted support all year long.We have some pictures from the trip up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page. HurlingThe curtain came down on the under 8 and under 10 season on Sunday morning at a very enjoyable all-county blitz at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy.We had 25 under 8s at the blitz, the biggest number by far of any club on the day. We fielded three teams, each of them getting seven games.All the teams did very well winning the majority of their games. There has been a huge improvement in this squad since the start of the season in March.They are very dedicated and committed and they all did very well on Sunday and were delighted to be presented with their medals after the blitz by Donegal and Setanta forward Bernard Lafferty.We have some pictures from the blitz up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.About half of this squad will be moving up to under 10 next season and are well fit to make the step up.Hopefully all will keep practising over the winter and we look forward to seeing all back again in March 2016. At under 10 we had 13 players, again the largest club that attended the blitz the lads performed very well winning four of their five games and drawing the remaining one.The most encouraging thing about this squad is the fact that the majority of them are under 9, again these lads are very committed and have trained every Sunday since March.Like with the under 8s we really appreciate the support we get from the parents.We attended all the county blitzes this season, five in total and the parents transported the lads there every month. This support is much appreciated. Next Sunday sees Aodh Ruadh host the annual Aodh Ó Dálaigh under 12 tournament.This tournament has been going since 1982 and is always a great day’s hurling. Again this year we’ve some quality teams.From Antrim we welcome Cushendall and Loch Mor Dal gCas;  Tuam and Abbeyknockmoy travel up to us from  Galway and Keady from Armagh will be present, while Drumcliff make the short trip from Sligo.Play starts at 11am and all are welcome to what should be a great days hurling to honour one of Aodh Ruadh and Donegal’s greatest Gaels. LadiesAodh Ruadh under 13s earned a good win against Four Masters in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh on Monday evening.The Donegal Town side started well, but a goal from Roisín Daly gave the hosts a shot in the arm and they took control of proceedings to lead the tie by a goal at the break.Aodh Ruadh forged ahead in the second half and goals from Aisling Gallagher and Bridín Maguire helped them run our 3-10 to 2-5 winners.It was a real team performance from the Shamettes with some strong performances from Caoimhe Keon in the engine room, Síofra Hughes at centre back, shot-stopper Caitlin McGarrigle and Eimear O’Brien who worked really hard in attack. The bingo team need YOUR helpThe bingo team are requesting help from any volunteers happy to give up a couple of hours on the occasional Friday night, as the workload is falling on the shoulders of just a few.Anybody willing to help should contact David McLoone at 087-7760172, Conal Gallagher at 086-2112812, or Patsy Quinn at 087-1724940. Schools coachingOur coaching programme for boys and girls attending the six local primary schools has resumed.Team managers in Bord na nÓg, the Ladies committee and Juvenile Hurling Committee are encouraged to maintain contact with Hurling Coach Peter Horan and Football Coaches Brian Roper and Val Murray so that the link between the schools programme and young people coming into the club’s underage teams is maintained and developed.Anyone who meets the criteria for joining a CES Scheme and who has an interest in coaching hurling in our local schools from the beginning of 2016 should contact Tom Daly. Grounds work in Father Tierney ParkThere may be some limitations on the availability of the Father Tierney Park this week as the programme of pitch surface improvements which is being undertaken by our own workforce, in association with Prunty Contracts, continues.Peter Conlon will have the up-to-date position. Advertise in Father Tierney ParkThe Club wishes to review and update the advertising hoardings at the Father Tierney Park.Each member of the Club Committee is asked to sell one hoarding before November 10th.  Details will be provided to club committee members in the coming week.Any business or organisation wishing to take a hoarding can make direct contact with of the club’s Park and Development Committee Officers, Tom Daly, John Magee, Conal Gallagher, David McLoone or Peter Conlon. Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of the September Big Bingo jackpot of €800 was Teresa Patterson of Cluin Barron.Bingo as normal this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. This week sees the return of the Game 7 snowball, starting at €200 on 48 numbers. Books priced at just €10. Coaching jobsCLG Dhún na nGall are seeking to recruit two full time coaches (one year contract, with possible extension) to work within the Primary, School sector and within Clubs to deliver coaching and Games Development.The coach will be responsible for delivering the physical literacy and GAA specific skills to a variety of age groups.The coach will be required to work closely with the Ulster GAA and Donegal County Committees and will focus on existing schools network, as well as clubs in their respective regions.They will be expected to work during school time and in addition some unsocial hours are required to develop after school opportunities through school / club links and in the summer camps programme.Applicants should note that they will be required to demonstrate that they meet the following requirements at the time of submitting their application.1. Hold a GAA Award 1 in either Football or Hurling (at time of interview).2. Have at least one year full-time experience (or part-time equivalent) of coaching children in a school, club, summer scheme or teaching practice environment within the last three years.3. Garda Vetting and Child Protection also appliesPlease forward CV to: Coaching Officer Anthony Harkin, Ballymaleel Letterkenny Co Donegal. Closing date for submission of applications is Friday 2nd October at 5pm. Mental health eventConnect Mental Health is a three day mental health awareness event that will take place from Thursday October 8th to Saturday October 10th in South Donegal.The date is significant with the event planned to coincide with World Mental Health Day, October 10th.There is a great programme of events planned with people like Easkey Britton and Breifne Earley coming to Coláiste Cholmcille to speak, a range of events taking place at the Abbey Centre and the Breesy Centre in Cashelard and speakers like Bressie, Oisín McConville and Ciaran McLoone also speaking in venues across south Donegal.Go to for full details of the programme of events. Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €1,300.The winning numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4, 10, 11 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Caroline Patton, The Mall; M. O’Kane, Trillick; Lisa McTernan; John Hughes, Bundoran Road; and Declan Cleary. Next draw in The Bridgend with a Jackpot of €1,400 on Sunday at 830pm. The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning.To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to NEWS: AODH RUADH SENIORS BOOK IFC SEMI-FINAL SPOT WITH VINTAGE DISPLAY was last modified: September 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Aodh RuadhbingoGAASportlast_img read more


first_imgFOYLE Valley’s Keith Shiels set an incredible time in winning last night’s Ballyshannon 5k – taking the tape in 15.14.He was followed in by Conan McCaughey from Enniskillen 11 seconds behind – with James Speight from Finn Valley AC a further 11 seconds backHere’s all the results from Ballyshannon Time FirstName Surname Club15.14 Keith Shiels Foyle Valley A.C.15.25 Conan McCaughey Enniskillen Racing Club15.36 James Speight Finn Valley 16.29 Kevin McGlone Sligo A C16.33 Paul McGlinchey Letterkenny A.C.16.34 Paul Ward Tír Chonaill AC16.44 Shane McNulty Finn Valley16.45 Stephen Connor Foyle Valley A.C. 17.08 Ultan McNasser Sligo A C17.14 Eoin McManus MSC Tri17.23 David Kearins Sligo A C17.29 Natasha Adams Lifford AC 17.39 Graham Allen Fit4Life17.42 Padraig Friel Letterkenny A.C.17.47 Martin Devenny Lifford AC17.49 Liam Murray Individual17.55 Kevin Corran Sportsworld A.C.18.00 Adrian Toye Letterkenny A.C.18.02 Hugh Coll Individual18.16 John Molloy Individual18.33 Ciaran Clancy MSC Tri18.42 Colin McNulty Finn Valley18.45 Paul McMonagle Letterkenny A.C.18.48 Richard McCarthy Tír Chonaill AC18.49 Ciaran O’Donnell Letterkenny A.C.18.51 Rory Connor Sligo A C19.00 Ollie Thomas Tír Chonaill AC19.02 Kieran Coyle Letterkenny A.C.19.12 Tony Hegarty Individual19.20 Paul Deering Sligo A C19.28 Joe Melly Individual19.29 Brian Johnson Enniskillen Racing Club19.31 Paul Cosgove Letterkenny A.C.19.35 Mark Burns Sligo A C19.37 Frances Judge Letterkenny A.C.19.38 Noel Hoey Tír Chonaill AC19.45 Brendan Hoey Tír Chonaill AC19.55 Martin Cox North Belfast Harriers20.00 Irene McFadden Letterkenny A.C.20.01 Cathal John Harvey Individual20.06 Brian McGonagle Individual20.10 Gerard Kilfeather Individual20.15 Mary Connolly Finn Valley20.23 Richard Raymond Letterkenny A.C.20.24 Noel Thomas Tír Chonaill AC20.42 Donal Haughey Tír Chonaill AC20.44 Aidan McGonigle Tír Chonaill AC20.45 Marie Boyle Letterkenny A.C.20.49 Rodney Irwin Individual20.54 Julie McMullin Tír Chonaill AC20.56 Sean Cassidy Tír Chonaill AC21.01 Miriam Bonar Finn Valley21.07 Ronan McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.09 Gerard McCafferty Tír Chonaill AC21.12 Paul McDevitt Tír Chonaill AC21.25 Mary Hippsley Finn Valley21.30 Brian McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.31 Linda Ward Tír Chonaill AC21.35 Deirdre Deering Sligo A C21.53 Anthony Murray Individual21.57 Claire Flood Tír Chonaill AC21.58 MarieTherese Speight Finn Valley22.02 Canice Nicholas Tír Chonaill AC22.08 Stephen Clawson Enniskillen Racing Club22.15 Serena McDaid Individual22.19 Lorraine McDaid Individual22.19 Pat Byrne Killybegs A C22.23 Sinead McGowan Tír Chonaill AC22.27 Keenan Deering Sligo A C22.40 Gloria Donaghy Finn Valley22.42 Amanda McFadden Individual23.05 Ann Donoghoe Tír Chonaill AC23.06 David McLoone Individual23.24 Kay Drummond Tír Chonaill AC23.37 Ashlean McGeehan Finn Valley23.46 Evelyn McGeehan Finn Valley23.51 Ollie Harvey Individual23.51 Ralph Wilson Individual23.54 Carmel Gormley Tír Chonaill AC24.08 Deborah Dawson Tír Chonaill AC24.18 Caroline McLoone Individual24.19 Lynda Loughlin Tír Chonaill AC24.41 Mary Rice Individual24.58 Claire Currid Tír Chonaill AC25.07 Martina McGee Tír Chonaill AC25.09 Richard Hurst Individual25.41 Nonie Melly Individual25.55 Eric Kelly Individual26.09 Shauna McGeehan Letterkenny A.C.26.48 Desmond Brownlie Lagan Valley28.59 Diane McGarrigle Finn Valley30.00 Amanda Witherow Finn Valley31.00 Sarah Meehan MSC Tri31.00 Ann Morrow Individual31.44 Helen Roper Fit4Life33.38 Aisling Sheerin Individual33.38 Cora O’Brien Individual33.39 Jennifer Liston IndividualALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BALLYSHANNON 5K was last modified: May 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE BALLYSHANNON 5Klast_img read more


first_imgOn the eve of St Patrick’s Day a leprechaun has been found near the bell town beside Acres Church in Burtonport!The discovery was made earlier today by Burtonport native Pauline Sweeney Moulds who was in town to help out at the Honda Run in aid of the Donegal Branch of MS.Over thirty bikers took part in the run raising over €900 but none of the bikers reported seeing any leprechauns on the route around the Rosses or any miniature Honda 50s. Local snapper Brid Sweeney was on hand to photograph the normally elusive leprechaun but declined to say where it went afterwards.“He was there one minute and gone the next. It’s one of the most amazing photos I’ve ever captured,” she said!There is an annual leprechaun hunt on the railway walk in Burtonport every year for St Patrick’s weekend so it remains unclear if this one strayed from a hideout there!“Wow, I’m just home from Dublin to visit the family for a few days and never expected to find a leprechaun. We heard all about them when we were small but this is just amazing. Unfortunately he wouldn’t reveal where the pot of gold is but I always had an idea there were some wealthy bucks about the Port,” added Pauline!  LEPRECHAUN SPOTTED IN BURTONPORT! was last modified: March 16th, 2014 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)last_img read more

World’s most-logged geocache (GC189E5) is Geocache of the Week!

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Geocaching country focus: CzechiaDecember 11, 2018In “Community”Underground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community” Geocache of the Week is the world’s most logged geocache. Any guesses?The Original Stash Tribute Plaque? No.The Geocaching Headquarters cache? No.Uh… Mingo? Nope.That cool giraffe cache in Berlin? Nein.Brazil’s APE cache? Not even close. Drumroll please… The most logged geocache in the entire world is, Prague bridges 1 – Karluv most in Prague, Czech Republic! The cache has just under 30,000 logs since it was published on January 1, 2008. Located on the northwest side of the famous Charles Bridge, the location is full of historical statues, and absolutely stunning. Have you logged this cache? Difficulty:1Terrain:1 Location:Prague, Czech RepublicN 50° 05.211 E 014° 24.544center_img TraditionalGC189E5by Benjo5 Swan LakeCharles Bridge from the northwestOne of many statuesThat’s a well-worn logbook!Night caching in the winterCharles Bridge at dawnCharles Bridge on an overcast dayView from aboveShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

NY14 Passive House Conference Announces Speakers

first_imgThe NY14 Passive House Conference opens on June 17 with an address by Diana Ãœrge-Vorsatz, a climate change scientist whose work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helped the group to a shared Nobel Prize in 2007.Organizers of the one-day event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City said Ãœrge-Vorsatz will discuss several issues, including the role of building efficiency in reducing carbon emissions.The IPCC shared the 2007 prize with Al Gore for their collective efforts to increase public understanding of man-made climate change.A panel that includes Richard Leigh, director of research at Urban Green Council, and Passive House Academy founder Thomas O’Leary will discuss the relationship between efficiency and a green power grid in a session titled “The Energy Puzzle.”Organizers said other presentations would focus on particular building projects, including a multi-family apartment building in New York, a primary school and university buildings in London, dormitory housing in Ireland and a green city district in Brussels.Another session will discuss retrofit projects in New York.There are more details about the program in this post online.last_img read more