Beaton’s five-wicket haul triggers Volcanoes collapse

first_img Opener Tyrone Theophile fell cheaply to Beaton for one, with the score on 16, but Smith and Robinson then posted 120 for the second wicket to put Volcanoes in the driver’s seat. Smith stroked 11 fours off 190 deliveries in nearly 33/4 hours while Robinson faced 82 balls in 143 minutes and struck nine fours and a six. Their enterprise allowed Volcanoes to head to lunch at 68 for one, with Smith on exactly 50 and Robinson on 13. They added a further 68 after the break before being separated when Robinson was caught at slip by captain Leon Johnson off left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer. Smith added another 28 for the third wicket with Dalton Polius (9), but once Polius was bowled by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo at 164 for three, the last seven wickets went down for just 48 runs. GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC): Fast bowler Ronsford Beaton snared his first-ever five-wicket haul in first-class cricket to engineer a Windward Islands Volcanoes collapse on the opening day of their eighth-round contest yesterday. The 23-year-old, in his 32nd first-class game, finished with five for 43 as Volcanoes, sent in at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium, were dismissed for 216 in the final session. Leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars then cruised to 34 without loss, but lost two quick wickets near the close to end on 44 for two. Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 20. Veteran opener Devon Smith had earlier gathered his 51st first-class half-century when he top-scored with 87, while rookie Jerlani Robinson chipped in with 57. The pair were the only batsmen to get into the 20s, however, and it told the latter half of the Volcanoes innings. 120-run partnershiplast_img read more

Dodgers cut projected tax payroll next year to $181 million

first_imgThe New York Yankees, who have paid a luxury tax in each year since it began in 2003, also are intent on getting below next year’s threshold. After New York and left-hander CC Sabathia agreed Saturday to a $10 million, one-year contract that is subject to a sucSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Suspected drug pusher falls in Quezon sting How Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial 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 Rockets beat Jazz for 14th straight win LATEST STORIES Los Angeles will pay tax for the fifth straight year; because of that, its tax rate next year will be 50 percent of the amount above $197 million plus a 12 percent surtax on the portion above $217 million through $237 million and a 50 percent surtax on the amount over that.If Los Angeles’ payroll finishes below $197 million in 2018, the Dodgers’ base tax rate would reset to 20 percent on the first $20 million above the 2019 threshold of $206 million. That would put them in a better position going into next year’s offseason, when Bryce Harper and Manny Machado could be free agents.On a cash basis, the trade was neutral.Atlanta acquired $47.5 million of 2018 salaries: Gonzalez gets $21.5 million, Kazmir earns $16 million (of which $8 million is deferred to Dec. 15, 2021) and McCarthy gets $10 million. The Braves immediately designated Gonzalez for assignment and intend to release him.Los Angeles took on the $43 million owed Kemp, who gets salaries of $21.5 million in each of the next two seasons and is likely to be traded or released. In addition, the Dodgers are sending the Braves the $4.5 million.ADVERTISEMENT Pacquiao, manager fuel speculations of potential McGregor fight Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Dodgers rid themselves of three guaranteed salaries from next year’s tax payroll that totaled $49,554,483: Gonzalez at $22 million, Kazmir at $15,554,483 and McCarthy at $12 million. Los Angeles acquired Kemp, a $20 million charge, along with the $4.5 million cash transaction.That leaves Los Angeles with a projected luxury tax payroll that includes $122,969,286 for 10 signed players; an estimated $26 million for eight players eligible for salary arbitration; an estimated $10 million for the rest of its 40-man roster; $14,044,600 for benefits; and $8 million for the two cash transactions involving Kemp, including a $3.5 million charge for the December 2014 trade that sent him to San Diego. Los Angeles must pay the Padres $600,000 on the first of each month from April through August and $500,000 on Sept. 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLos Angeles still has room for 2018 additions, such as a deal for free-agent reliever Tom Koehler and in-season acquisitions.The Dodgers’ 2017 luxury tax payroll was about $250 million with a projected tax of about $34 million, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the commissioner’s office. Final calculations are likely to be made this week. Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 3 alleged bet collectors of ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon FILE – In this June 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Matt Kemp waves to a fan after the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta. Kemp is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that includes cash. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers brought their projected 2018 payroll under the $197 million luxury tax threshold with the weekend trade that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, oft-injured starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy and infielder Charlie Culberson to the Atlanta Braves for outfielder Matt Kemp.Los Angeles will send Atlanta $4.5 million by May 1 as part of the trade announced Saturday, cutting its 2018 payroll for tax purposes by $25 million to about $181 million while increasing its 2019 payroll by $20 million.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gina Iniong dedicates upcoming ONE fight to ailing mother

first_img“She knows that we love her. We’re not the type of family to always say, ‘Ma, I love you,’ but we’re always here for each other. We know that no matter the hardships we go through, the whole family will be there to support you. That’s how we show our love.”Iniong hopes to get a world title shot down the road but her main focus right now is to get past Radzuan and win for her family more than anything.“This upcoming fight, this is for my family.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When we found out about her condition, we were all shocked. We were so clueless. Next thing we know, it’s already in stage 5,” said Iniong.“My mother didn’t want to go to the hospital even though she felt ill. It was only when my older sister noticed swelling [all] over her body that we were able to bring her to the hospital.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIniong may be a mixed martial artist but she is a daughter first and she’s currently balancing her time preparing against Radzuan and taking care of her mother.“When we found out, the advice of the doctor was to undergo dialysis. We provided her with everything she needs. We’re working hand in hand for her,” the Team Lakay member said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ FEU holds off NU in UAAP volleyball opening win Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PHOTO FROM ONE CHAMPIONSHIPGina Iniong’s upcoming fight isn’t going to like her previous ones.Iniong returns to the ONE Championship cage on Saturday against undefeated Jihin Radzuan in ONE: Clash of Legends at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, in a bout she dedicates to her family particularly her mother, who has been diagnosed with stage 5 chronic kidney disease.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Challenges of Maternal Care in the Midst of the Ebola Epidemic

first_imgDr. Louise Mapleh KpotoLiberia’s immediate pre-Ebola era had a maternal mortality rate of 1072/100,000 live births (2013 DHS key findings), an evidence of disimprovement from 770/100,000 live births in 2007(WHO), and therefore now having one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the sub-region.The devastating Ebola Virus outbreak is no pacifier as it is further exacerbating the statistics of maternal deaths thus producing the greatest challenge in the care of the pregnant mother.There are several factors, both general and specific, that are responsible for the vulnerability of the expectant mother: a) General, i.e. Cultural and traditional beliefs and practices, coupled with a weak health system; and b) Specific.The sudden mass closures of both public and private health care facilities as a result of the Ebola crisis (a) deaths of skilled health workers who were in the early stages neither trained nor equipped to identify or treat Ebola infected patients, (b) consequent fear and panic among health workers who refused to work because they saw their colleagues infected at the rate of, on average, one health worker infected daily and one death every two days (calculated from MOH regular situation report to date).Uniquely for the pregnant mother whose hemodynamic physiology and indwelling fetus also likely serving as a (Petri-dish) medium for the growth and virulence of the virus, the risk is highest and therefore infection almost always leads to the death of both mother and child. To date, there is no known record of a pregnant woman surviving the Ebola virus disease infection in Liberia.  The female to male infection and death ratios, according to the MOHSW is high, skewed toward the females.Maternal care, which includes, care for health of the woman during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the Puerperium (6 weeks after delivery) has suffered a dramatic decline during the epidemic. This has led to expectant mothers seeking care from traditional birth attendants and other unlikely places. In the process, at times, they give birth in streets while shopping for available health facilities.The situation at JFK hospital epitomizes what is happening all over the country where mothers are rushed in weak anaemic and moribund in obstructed labour after running all over the city looking for where to deliver. Majority come with the baby already dead in uterus.  Many of these mothers have died due to obstetrics complications that could otherwise be avoided if handled early in hospital setting. These complications include fistula formation, puerperal sepsis, and postpartum mental disorder, etc., thus making motherhood a tragic and humiliating experience instead of the expected, joyful and fulfilling one.The post-Ebola maternal morbidity and mortality statistics is surely going to increase above the 1076/100,000 live births due to the multiple factors enumerated above, if the government does not take advantage of the positive feedback of this crisis and accelerate opening of health facilities and save our mothers and infants.Although the rate of infection is reducing, thanks to the enormous international goodwill and all Liberians both at home and abroad who have joined in the fight against the EVD, Ebola will remain a public health challenge in Liberia as evidenced from other countries. We therefore need to keep up the best practices and behavioral changes we have learned over the past months. We must also harness the   opportunities provided by the precedent international goodwill to improve our health system and infrastructures, build and strengthen health manpower capacity in order not only to be prepared for future outbreaks but also to have an efficient healthcare system that will help decrease the maternal morbidity and mortality long after the international partners are gone.Finally, I pray for all expectant mothers to be protected from EBOLA and advise them to seek help and advice early in their pregnancies. I also pray for the souls of all those who died including those Liberians who died in their mothers’ wombs even though they do not and will never form part of the vital statistics of deceased Liberians in this national crisis.To my health worker colleagues I say many thanks for the sacrifices and my condolences to the families of those who laid down their lives for all of us during the course of performing their professional duties.Dr. Louise Mapleh Kpoto is Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joao Teixeira to join Porto from Liverpool with Reds receiving just £240k

first_img Joao Carlos Teixeira 1 Joao Carlos Teixeira is to leave Liverpool this summer to join Porto, the Premier League club confirmed.The 23-year-old’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the month and was offered a new deal by Jurgen Klopp.But his desire for first team football has seen him seal a return to his homeland.Teixeira originally moved to Merseyside from Sporting Lisbon in January 2012 and was handed his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-2 victory at Fulham in February 2014.But he struggled to force his way into the team under Brendan Rodgers and Klopp and made only seven appearances last season.Liverpool will receive just £240,000 in compensation from Porto for the young playmaker, who has signed a four-year contract with the Primeira Liga side.Had Teixeira moved to another English club the Merseysiders would have been able to seek a higher fee closer to his actual value at a tribunal but a transfer overseas means they receive basic training compensation.last_img read more

Robert Morales: De La Hoya says he will return in May

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Bob has to submit an offer on how much he is willing to pay for my next fight,” De La Hoya said. “If there is another promoter who can top that, including us at Golden Boy (Promotions), then he won’t be the promoter for my next fight.” After De La Hoya’s loss to Hopkins, he announced he was leaving Arum. De La Hoya also signed Hopkins to promotional and partnership contracts. De La Hoya, 32, is 37-4 with 29 knockouts. He has won world titles in a record six weight classes. Mayorga, 32, is 28-5-1 with 23 knockouts. He won the vacant World Boxing Council junior middleweight belt with a unanimous decision over Michele Piccirillo last Aug. 13. Interestingly, Mayorga was coming off an eighth-round technical knockout loss to Felix Trinidad Jr., yet the WBC still made Mayorga its No. 1 contender. As for Piccirillo, at 35 he was already a few years past his prime. “Mayorga, we feel, is a good opponent for me to fight after a year and a half layoff,” De La Hoya said. “It will be an entertaining and interesting fight.” De La Hoya is ranked No. 1 at 154 pounds by the WBC. – De La Hoya is excited about the fight he is promoting Friday in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Juan Carlos Rodriguez (50-20-2, 34 KOs) of Mexico will square off with Wilfredo Negron (25-8, 19 KOs) of Puerto Rico in the 12-round junior welterweight main event. The Spanish-language station Telefutura will televise. Neither fighter, De La Hoya said, knows what it means to take a step back. “These two guys are veteran fighters,” De La Hoya said. “The good thing is, both of these guys have chins, so it is going to be really good; it’s going to be a barnburner.” – Vernon Forrest had the audacity to think he was just going to square off with the aforementioned Mayorga 33 months ago and stop the awkward Nicaraguan with ease. Mayorga, on Jan. 25, 2003, shocked about 2,500 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula by stopping Forrest in the third round. Taking Mayorga lightly was the biggest mistake of Forrest’s fine career, and he is still trying to make up for it. Forrest (36-2, 27 KOs) returns to the scene of the crime Friday when he takes on Elco Garcia (18-3, 8 KOs) in the junior middleweight main event at Pechanga. The Goossen Tutor Promotions card will be televised by Fox Sports Net at 8 p.m. “In that first fight with Mayorga, it was pretty much arrogance,” said Forrest, who lost a rematch to Mayorga via majority decision on July 12, 2003, in Las Vegas. “I really didn’t think much of the guy. I didn’t know anything about him, except that he had beaten (Andrew “Six Heads”) Lewis. “And I was like, ‘Whoop-dee-doo.”‘ Before running into Mayorga, Forrest was coming off of two impressive victories over “Sugar” Shane Mosley. As the undefeated World Boxing Council welterweight champion, he was on top of the world. Mayorga entered the initial fray with Forrest as World Boxing Association champion, but his only telling victory had come in a fifth-round technical knockout of Lewis, who fought only two more times and retired after being stopped by Antonio Margarito in two rounds. Forrest, 34, said he basically forgot about everything he had been trained to do because he didn’t see how Mayorga, a wild puncher with little technical skills, could defeat such a fine, powerful student of the game such as himself. “It was like when you get in there and don’t fight how you trained to fight,” Forrest said Tuesday via telephone. “You just get in there and throw blows and the first one that lands is pretty much going to be who wins.” Before his rematch with Mayorga, some wondered if Forrest might be intimidated by Mayorga, a brash sort who smoked a cigarette in the ring after his knockout of Forrest. Forrest said that was not the case. He pointed out that there was no rematch clause in the contract for their first fight. “I took that rematch because I wanted that fight,” he said. “In the second fight, I thought I learned from my mistakes. I realized that I needed to box this guy, which is what I did. “I thought I did enough to become champion again. Unfortunately, the three people that mattered didn’t think so.” All that said, Forrest said he doesn’t regret anything. He took two years off after his second loss to Mayorga, thanks to three surgeries on his left rotator cuff. Forrest came back last July 16 and stopped Sergio Rios in the second round in Las Vegas. He is hopeful of again fighting for a world championship by summer of next year. Besides, he said, no one can ever take away the celebrity he earned by twice defeating Mosley, who was 38-0 before losing consecutive fights to Forrest in 2002. “It was a great feeling, a great experience, because I got the opportunity to show how good I was as a fighter and what kind of person I am.” — Robert Morales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETAILS — remain to be ironed out, but Oscar De La Hoya on Tuesday said that his next opponent will definitely be former welterweight and current junior middleweight champion Ricardo Mayorga. It will take place next May. De La Hoya, who has not fought since being stopped by Bernard Hopkins in the ninth round in September 2004, said the exact date and site are to be determined. Who will promote the fight is also still a question. center_img “We are going through the process right now with Bob Arum,” De La Hoya said of his longtime promoter, with whom he parted ways — sort of — after the loss to Hopkins. “When we signed the contract to do the fight with Hopkins and with Felix Sturm, he (Arum) had first and last.” In other words, their contract called for Arum to have the right to match any forthcoming offer by a different promoter. last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Evansville, 89-53, To Advance To MVC Semifinals

first_imgStory Links Preview Next Game: Box Score (HMTL) Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster center_img MOLINE, ILL. – The Drake University women’s basketball team never trailed in an 89-53 rout of Evansville on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at iWireless Center. Every Drake (22-8) player scored in the game, led by freshman Sara Rhine’s (Eldon, Mo.) game-high 17 points, as Rhine just missed her fifth career double-double with nine rebounds while sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added 16 points. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored 14 points, for her 75th-consecutive game of reaching double digits. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) added 11 points and a game-high seven assists. Evansville (3-28) finished just 18-of-63 (28.6 percent) from the floor and made just seven three-pointers. Drake limited the Purple Aces’ leading scorer, junior Sara Dickey, to just four points as Dickey was 1-of-14 from the floor and 0-of-10 from behind the three-point line. Drake avenged its loss to Evansville in last season’s quarterfinals. Drake raced out to a big lead in the first quarter with a 15-0 scoring run that includedmaking four three-pointers. Senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) had the game’s first points just 35 seconds in with a three-pointer and five other Bulldogs made one three-pointer in the first quarter. Drake connected on eight of its first 10 three-pointers, never being threatened again by Evansville, as the Bulldogs would lead by as many 42 points late in the third quarter. Rhine was the only Bulldog to not make a three-pointer on Thursday as the team hit 12. The Bulldogs tied for the fourth most three-pointers in a single MVC Tournament game. Donahue ended the game with nine points, six rebounds and two assists. As a team, the Bulldogs made 37 field goals and 25 assists.  Wendell added three assists, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes. Drake advances to Saturday’s semifinals, where it will play the winner of No. 3 Missouri State and No. 6 Indiana State. Those two teams play the final game on Friday night. Saturday’s game will start at 4:05 p.m. The Bulldogs are making their first trip to the semi’s since 2014.Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery Box Score (PDF) vs. Missouri State 3/12/2016 – 4:00 PMlast_img read more


first_imgCastlefinn CPI NewsCommunity ChildcarePlaces are still available for daycare and afterschool care (afterschool pickup service available) if interested please contact Tina at 074-9143909 Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group this Tuesday from 10.30 to 12 noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Computer ClassesInterested in learning Computers? From September the CPI will be holding computer courses. For more information contact the CPI on 0749143976 Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to joinUnwanted ChinaDo you have any unwanted china teapots, Coffeepots or tea sets that are gathering dust?The CPI is looking for donations for display and use purposes at the white house peace garden. Please contact the CPI if you are interested in donating any of the above on 0749143976. Any donations will be gratefully received.St Safan’s N.S (Doneyloop)We are hosting a Grandparents Day on Thursday, 23rd October at 11.15 am in our school.There will be tea, a guided tour by your grand-children, demonstration of our craft making & maybe even a few songs. Mass will be celebrated in the school on Monday 24th November @ 12.30 pm to mark the 20th Anniversary of the schools opening.We are inviting all parents, grandparents & pupils (past & present) to our mass. Light refreshments will follow.Castlefinn Walking:The walking group is back from the 1st of October at 10.30 in the morning. Everyone welcome to join for a relaxing stroll and a chat.Donegal Youth Service Community Employment ProjectVACANCY: Youth Support WorkerLOCATION: Castlefinn Youth ClubAPPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR SOLACE/DSP COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT (terms and conditions apply). CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DSP OFFICEFor further details or application form CONTACT: Lee Stephenson 074-9129630 or send C.V. (with PPS Number and Date of birth) to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal or call in to Castlefinn Youth Club/ Youth Café or phone 087 6030382Doneyloop Fitness Suite: Spinning classes this Monday 8pm-9pm. Cost of bike is€5 per session, contact Celia on 087 3121216.Castlefinn Dance Group: Old time modern dancing classes recommencing on Tuesday 30th September and continuing every Tuesday night upstairs in Mc Brides from9pm-11pm.Everyone welcome, it’s never too late to learn!. Refreshments served.Finn Valley CE Project LtdCommunity Employment Scheme 2014/2015Are recruiting eligible participantsVacanciesA Number of Grounds PersonsLocation: Castlefinn AreaIf you are long term unemployed and in receipt of UB/UA or one parent family payment for one year or longer.Apply to the Finn Valley CE Office @0749193770, email: finnvalleycescheme@eircom.netDD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN CPI TO HOST GRANDPARENTS DAY LATER THIS MONTH was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 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:castlefinnCPI CentreDD LocalFeaturesnewslast_img read more

5 Tips for Writing the Best Log in the World

first_img1) See it and Say it – Describe what you saw and experienced on your way to the geocache. Did you see a rare bird, a hidden waterfall, or Harrison Ford? Tell folks about it.2) Be a Superhero – If there are new conditions in the area, like a fallen tree or heavy snow, warn other geocachers. You’d want them to do the same for you.3) Talk about Trades – Tell people what is in the geocache container along with what you took and what you left.4) Shout Out for the Cache Owner – Thank the cache owner for placing the geocache. TFTC is a perfectly acceptable way to do it, but feel free to be a little more creative with it.5) Learn from Others – Think about the best log you’ve ever read…what made it so special? Humor? Sincerity? A haiku?Geocache owners can reward those who write great logs by sending them a thank you email through their profile. Have you thanked a good logger recently?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Weekly Newsletter – August 8, 2012August 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Three Quick Tips for Successful GeocachingSeptember 25, 2018In “News” Some logs posted on offer only a snapshot into the geocaching adventure, but great logs produce a panoramic view of the geocaching quest. Great logs inform other geocachers of what they might expect on their ‘caching adventure. They also reward geocache owners, who enjoy reading about the experiences of those seeking their ‘caches.Share your experience beyond a TFTC (Thanks for the Cache) or TNLN (Took Nothing Left Nothing) log by following these 5 tips:last_img read more

Chargesheet against 48 in Assam lynching case

first_imgThe police in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Saturday filed a chargesheet against 48 people for lynching two men they thought were “child lifters” on June 8. Karbi Anglong SP V. Siva Prasad Ganjala filed the chargesheet at a court in Diphu. “The 844-page chargesheet is based on the case registered at the Dokmoka police station under 11 Sections of the IPC, including murder, wrongful restraint and obstructing public servants,” DGP Kuladhar Saikia said.A mob in Panjuri Kachari village under the Dokmoka police station had dragged sound engineer Nilotpal Das, 29, and his businessman friend Abhijit Nath, 30, out of their SUV and bludgeoned them to death. The adventure-loving friends were returning from the Kangthilangso waterfall, a picnic spot.Among the 48 arrested was Alphajoz Timung, a history-sheeter who had an argument with the duo at the waterfalls. He confessed to have misled the villagers into lynching the duo with the child kidnapper story.last_img read more