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first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me to respond to Dr Mark Devonish’s letters regarding the crime problem.First, I must say I am sorry to learn that Dr Devonish’s family and friends went into crime, and so I understand that he is hurting. However, it does not give him the right to instigate armed robberies by glorifying the poor values of the Jamaican reggae artist Bounty Killer: Look into my eyes (lyrics), and also by justifying why poor people who are gifted with AK-47s use these weapons to rob.Guyanese must understand that these are precisely the kinds of values that drive the crime problem. Editor, I must point out that AK-47s should never ever be given as gifts. As such, if any Guyanese is an unauthorised holder of an AK-47, then please immediately turn your weapon over to the Police; that is the right thing to do.Dr Devonish is a medical doctor, and those from the medical profession are expected to protect people, not hurt them; but Dr Devonish is out to hurt Guyanese. I am shocked by the insane values of this doctor.  And, of course, Dr Devonish can’t be in a position to diagnose the crime problem and provide solutions.Further, Dr Devonish would like Guyanese to subscribe to the dogma that criminals are impoverished and are also desperate members of society who feel used in some way.  So, because of this, should criminals be allowed to engage in armed robberies? This is dead wrong.Dr Devonish must also know that under no circumstance is armed robbery morally or legally right, no matter if you feel used.  I personally feel used by many, but does this give me the right to hurt another human being?  No way!In fact, criminals are largely not impoverished.  And, of course, Dr Devonish buries such a fact so as to champion his dysfunction.Editor, we all know that criminals show up at our homes in expensive cars and on expensive motorcycles, dressed in name brand outfits like Nike and Adidas, toting guns and expensive gadgets to rob, rape, and murder.  Editor, the poor can’t afford motor cars and motorcycles etcetera, but criminals do.  Further, even members of the GPF and the GDF and various professionals participate in armed robberies.  Moreover, even some of our college graduates holding prestigious jobs participate in armed robberies. How can Guyanese forget the infamous armed robbery of the Republic Bank Limited by a highly qualified college graduate?  Therefore, criminals can hardly be classified as impoverished. In fact, criminals rob the poor and traumatise them.So criminals are simply lawless bullies who are unfortunately influenced by bad moral values championed by folks like Dr Devonish and by politicians looking for votes.Further, the Guyanese people also observe how thousands of dirt poor and starving sugar workers, who are also unemployed, admirably steer themselves away from crime because of their values.  They work hard like Nakisha Best, an unemployed sugar worker who now provides laundry services for 1,000 per day just to survive.So, Dr Devonish, the reality on the ground violates the dogma that poverty drives crime.Dr Devonish also wants Guyanese to believe that income inequality drives the murderous armed robbery problem.  I disagree.  In fact, crime drives income inequality and poverty. This can be logically explained: If it were not for the crime problem, lots of businesses would open up here. But because of crime, Guyana attracts very few businesses; and those that come here can’t survive, and they are forced to leave because they are repeatedly robbed and vandalised, and their workers hospitalised or murdered.Just recently, Guyanese saw how the owner of the Real Value Supermarket was brutally beaten and robbed, and how a hard working cheese vendor was gunned down for his own sweat by violent criminals. Under those circumstances, business can’t survive, and as such wealth can’t trickle to the poor through economic activity.  So, Dr Devonish, in large part crime effectively drives income inequality and poverty. This is a major reason why Guyana remains poor.Sincerely,Annie Baliramlast_img read more

first_imgAn investigative report on the January 9 tussle between some officers of the Executive Protection Service (EPS) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) was yesterday presented to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an Executive Mansion release said.It may be recalled that during the funeral of fallen Ambassador Rudolph von Ballmoos on Saturday, January 9, 2016, a tussle ensued between the EPS and officers assigned to Police Director Chris Massaquoi.President Sirleaf, according to the release, will present and discuss the report with a select team of the National Security Council to derive a consensus on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Investigative Report.Shortly she received the report, President Sirleaf then thanked the 3-member Investigative Committee headed by Cllr. T. Max Duncan, renowned Catholic Sister Mary Laurene Browne, and Attorney Alvin T. Jalloh for executing the Presidential directive to investigate the January 9 incident between the two security forces.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img…country will have to build another bridge in 10 years – consultantsThe US$170 million price tag tentatively being flouted for the construction of a New Demerara River Crossing does not include money for the completion of several kilometres of a new road network that the bridge will require, an amount analysts have pegged to reach in the billions.An artist’s impression of the new Demerara harbour bridgeThe hidden price tag is addressed briefly in the report into the feasibility of constructing the New Demerara River Crossing—LievenseCSO.The Dutch consultants, in the recently completed $146 million feasibility report, noted: “Project costs of the low three lane bridge at Houston – Versailles are estimated at US$150 million, including contractors cost and additional costs for services, land acquisition for the approach roads, and limited budget for a first phase of link roads.”The US$150 million projected cost cited is minus the financing costs, which have been estimated by the consultants to take the entire project to US$170 million; but this does not include the cost of the new read network.The consultants have also identified the need for new links from the bridge to town, as well as from the bridge to the west — bypassing Vreed-en-Hoop — to relieve the East and West Bank public roads from traffic.The cost of this, however, is not included in the projected cost of the bridge, which means the administration will have to construct the accompanying road network separate and apart from the Bridge in order to use the facility, else the new Demerara River Crossing will essentially be useless.The Dutch consultants have found, too, that in order to reduce the traffic congestion, the bridge is only a part of the problem.“The city road network has to be improved and extended to serve the present and future traffic demand…The existing bank roads need to be relieved, in addition the East Bank Public Road shall be relieved from the traffic from Diamond and more south by realizing the bypass road now under preparation between Diamond and Ogle.”The New Demerara River Crossing, in addition to replacing the outdated Demerara Harbour Bridge, is geared at reducing the traffic congestion; but based on projections by the Dutch consultants, the administration will—a few years after the completion of the proposed bridge—be required to construct another bridge.According to the consultants, the traffic forecast indicates the proposed measures will suffice to mitigate the traffic until about the year 2030.“At that time the road system is expected to become saturated again… New investments will be required, like a second bridge as well as extension of the city road network.”As such, “It is recommended to shift this moment backwards in time by promoting alternative transport modalities (speed-boats and public transport) in order to reduce the traffic demand for the road system.”Efforts to contact Ministers of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and Annette Ferguson, or Ministers of Finance Winston Jordan and Jaipaul Sharma, proved futile, as all calls from Guyana Times to their personal mobile telephones went unanswered.This past week, the hidden costs associated with the new river crossing were explored by Financial Analyst Peter Ramsaroop — the economic advisor to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.During an interview with this publication this past week, Dr Ramsaroop revealed that given the hidden costs associated with the construction of the New Bridge, the required sums of money will have to be diverted away from the ailing sugar industry.Dr Ramsaroop at the time surmised increases, since in all of the financial models that have been presented to this Administration by their consultants, it repeatedly dismisses them as not viable, given the US$170 million price tag for the bridge alone… Each of the models proposed requires an untold amount of Government support.”The financial analyst said, “These people are smart in a way, because the report speaks to a construction cost of US$150 million, with additional financing such as interest during construction; and in all of the designs, there are mass expanses of road networks that are not optional.”He is of the firm belief that the true costs of this project have not even been laid out in the report, since there is no reference to the actual cost of the accompanying elevated road network and ancillary structures.last_img read more

first_imgZimmer says the country is nearing balance financially with the latest budget, and the budget will see some infrastructure dollars trickle into the region.“A big thing for us up here definitely is the infrastructure dollars that were announced last week. Some of that money will come into the Peace that will take care of some of our infrastructure needs,” he says. “The big one for me is getting back to balance and we’re on track with that and we’re pretty close to even now. I think most Canadians see that as a pretty good place to be especially with such tough times financially across the world and we’re just about balanced.”Zimmer was also recognized by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for his work in creating a tax credit for search and rescue volunteers. He says the credit is eligible to those who have volunteered over 200 hours of their time.- Advertisement -“What it works as is a $3,000 maximum amount and it’s 15 per cent of that $3,000 so it’s about $450 maximum of a credit that you can get. It’s based on hours so you have to have a minimum of 200 hours served in order to get that.” he states.Going forward, one of the concerns expressed lately surrounds pressure being put on the Canadian Pension Plan by the retirement of baby boomers. Despite the worry, Zimmer says he doesn’t see a situation where a hike in the retirement age would be implemented.“We’re trying to do everything in our power to keep things the way they are because people have had that expectation that it’s going to be there and we don’t want to change that for them. We don’t see that as needing to happen, and hopefully we won’t have to do anything there.”Advertisement Another concern addressed by Zimmer is whether the country is nearing a point where public funded schooling should include two years of post secondary training given some of the shortfalls with just a high school education. Zimmer says that while we wishes that’ something that could be done immediately, he does believe sooner or later demand will dictate a portion of post secondary training be publicly funded.“If I could wave my wand and make things happen a certain way, I sat within the system, I would wish that kids could come out of high school with full accreditation and skills in a particular skill. Certainly the work experience part of it, they may not have their hours but to me, to have that training done essentially and they come out and their ready to go, I would support that. I supported that back when I was in the system. I think it’s coming; I think demand is going to demand that it happens, I just hope the provinces really take that on and deal with the shortages we have.” In the mean time Zimmer points to the jobs grant so the appropriate skills will go to the appropriate industries. He says that while the job grant has been criticized, the grant attempts to help the concerns from industry that the skills that individuals are coming out of high school with are not sufficient. The grant is aimed at helping groups that will provide skills training to people that will make them adequate for industry.last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital.Members of the Radiotherapy Project Team, at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, will be holding a public information sharing session to find out more about the new cross border Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital, in Letterkenny General Hospital on Monday 16 November 2015 at 6pm in the Large Conference Room.Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, is encouraging the public to attend this session in Letterkenny as it will afford them the opportunity to get ‘first-hand’ information on how this unique cross border project is proceeding and to get questions they have addressed.It is envisaged the session will provide information on progress regarding the building works, staff recruitment and service development for the new Unit. If people cannot attend one of the public sessions they can go on line at www.westerntrust.hscni.net/RadiotherapyUnit.htm, access e-newsletters and stay up-to-date on developments. It is also possible to see on this website a ‘fly through’ video of an architect’s insight to what the Radiotherapy Unit will look like when construction is completed.Members of CCC(NW) have campaigned for a Radiotherapy Unit in the North West Region for over 10years and we welcome news that the Unit is on target to become operational to treat Donegal/NW cancer patients requiring radiotherapy in the autumn of 2016.Further information sessions include:Tuesday 17 November, Lecture Theatre One, MDEC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital, 5.30pm;Thursday 19 November, Seminar Room, Postgrad Centre, Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh, 2pm;Monday 30 November, Lecture Theatre, Medical Education Centre, South West Acute Hospital, 1.30pm; andFriday 18 December, Lecture Theatre, MDEC Building, Causeway Hospital, Coleraine, 2pm.HOSPITAL TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT NEW RADIOTHERAPY UNIT was last modified: November 14th, 2015 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:ALTTNAGELVINdonegalletterkennyRADIOTHERPAY UNITlast_img read more

first_imgNoel LavyA ROBBERY suspect apologised to Gardai after being charged with raiding a post office, a court heard today.Three Derry men appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with Saturday’s raid on Manorcunningham Post Office. Before the court were David Knight, who is 36 and from 24 Melmore Gardens in Derry, Noel Lavy, also 36 and from 57 Ballymagowan, Derry, and Joseph McMullan, who is 5 Kavanagh Court in Derry.Each man faced four charges – robbery, criminal damage, handling stolen property and allowing themselves to be carried in a stolen vehicle.Inspector David Kelly said the State objected to bail. No bail application was made.Knight and McMullan made no comment when charged with the offences.David KnightHowever Lavy is alleged to have replied to the robbery charge: “I didn’t mean for it to work out the way it did”On the criminal damage charge, Lavey is alleged to have replied: “Sorry again, it was all a bit of madness. We were just trying to get more drugs, tell the woman I said I was sorry.”He is alleged to have added: “I didn’t break no glass.”Judge Paul Kelly remanded all three men to appear again Harristown District Court on Friday.Lawyers for two of the accused asked that the men be given access to prescription medication.Joe McMullanTHREE DERRY MEN REMANDED IN CUSTODY ON POST OFFICE ROBBERY CHARGES was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:court appearanceDerrydonegalmanorcunninghamrobberylast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals But the move handed an overwhelming majority of seats in the 275-member parliament to rival Shiites and Kurds, marginalizing the Sunnis and worsening tensions among Iraq’s ethnic and religious groups. This time, many Sunni Arabs are expected to vote, despite warnings from extremists such as al-Qaida in Iraq, the terror group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian. The Sunni clerical movement, the Association of Muslim Scholars, was at the forefront of the boycott campaign in January but now says it’s up to individuals whether they want to vote. “It was a political mistake to boycott the previous elections because you cannot change any process, negatively or positively, without participating,” al-Azami, 39, said in the barber shop he operates in Baghdad’s heavily Sunni neighborhood of Azamiyah. “We used to say that we should not take part in the elections until the occupiers leave,” he added, referring to the Americans and their international partners. “What if the occupiers stayed here for 10 years? Will I lose my political right for 10 years?” Sunni Arabs, who dominated political life under Saddam Hussein, comprise an estimated 20 percent of Iraq’s 27 million people but form the overwhelming majority of the insurgents. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Hameed al-Azami, a volunteer for Iraq’s election commission, is urging people to turn out for Thursday’s parliament vote. During last January’s parliament election, he pushed for a boycott. Al-Azami’s change of heart is part of a major shift within the Sunni Arab community toward the political process – a move U.S. officials hope will undermine support for the insurgency. “The date Dec. 15 is a landmark event,” Sunni cleric Ali al-Zand told worshippers Friday at Baghdad’s Umm al-Qura mosque in the last major prayer service before the ballot. “It is a decisive battle that will determine our future. If you give your vote to the wrong people, then the (U.S.) occupation will continue and the country would be lost.” Most Sunni Arabs boycotted the Jan. 30 election, heeding calls from insurgents and clerics to protest a political process they thought was manipulated by the Americans. Sunni leaders hope that a big turnout will give their community enough political muscle to push through changes in the new constitution, including provisions for a federal state, and to pressure the Americans to accept a timetable for the departure of foreign forces. Sunni candidates say they also want improvements in the security situation, which they blame not only on fellow Sunni insurgents but also on the heavy-handed tactics of the Shiite-dominated security forces. Changes in the election law all but guarantee that Sunni parties will win more than the 17 seats they hold in the current parliament. In a country where religion and ethnicity define political loyalties, a big Sunni Arab turnout would maximize their strength. The change in Sunni attitudes toward the election are clearly visible in the narrow streets of Azamiyah. In January, no campaign posters could be seen and if anyone dared put one up on a wall, it was soon defaced or removed. Few of Azamiyah’s 50,000 eligible voters went to the polls. This time, however, Azamiyah’s streets and squares are festooned with campaign posters and banners of Sunni tickets and candidates. Election authorities plan to open 11 polling stations. The neighborhood’s famous Antar Square has become cluttered with massive posters and banners of all groups, large, small, prominent and barely known. Each poster had the name of the ticket as well as a number that represents it. Al-Azami said he’ll be casting his vote for the Iraqi Consensus Front, a Sunni alliance headed by Adnan al-Dulaimi, Tariq al-Hashemi and Khalaf al-Ilyan. 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_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fendt, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation, recently unveiled the new Fendt 1000 Vario tractors bringing North American producers an entirely new power segment in wheeled row crop tractors. The new 1000 Vario offers four models: 1038 (380 HP), 1042 (420 HP), 1046 (460 HP) and 1050 (500 HP). Designed for the heaviest draft work, these powerful, fuel-efficient tractors are also compact, agile and versatile to handle jobs requiring optimum performance on the road.In true Fendt engineering tradition, the 1000 Vario introduces innovations that deliver unprecedented power and efficiency. The revolutionary Fendt iD high-torque, low-engine-speed concept combines a new 12.4L six-cylinder engine with the next generation Fendt Vario transmission. Advancements in design create a comprehensive approach to an entirely new drivetrain, the VarioDrive drivetrain that allows intelligent four-wheel management. Superior operator comfort and convenience along with intelligent connectivity ensure the Fendt 1000 Vario meets the needs of the best-run operations in agriculture today.“Fendt iD is our newest engineering breakthrough and it ensures all aspects of the 1000 Vario work together in perfect harmony for optimum power and efficiency,” says Josh Keeney, tactical marketing manager for Fendt. “From the new six-cylinder engine to the drivetrain and transmission, cooling system and hydraulics, all components work together precisely, ensuring these tractors always run in the maximum torque range and at the greatest fuel efficiency.”The low, unladen weight of just over 30,000 pounds, makes these tractors ideal for work requiring low ground pressure, such as seeding. Flexible ballasting allows the Fendt 1000 Vario to be ballasted according to the job, with up to 50 percent of their base weight. Modular equipment options such as 1000 RPM PTO and a large selection of hydraulic, hitch and linkage options ensure the tractors are compatible with all conventional implements.A new engine for a revolutionary conceptTo power the Fendt 1000 Vario, engineers chose a compact MAN 12.4L, six-cylinder diesel engine with VTG turbocharger. The VTG turbocharger adjusts to optimize airflow needed for optimum power boost over a wider RPM range, maximizing power and torque in the lower speed range. For the Fendt 1050, the maximum torque of 1,770 ft/lb is already available at 1100 rpm – perfect for heavy draft work. The Fendt 1000 Vario complies with the latest emissions standard EU Stage 4 / Tier 4 Final using SCR exhaust technology without diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) or diesel particulate filter (DPF). Maximum road speed of 31 mph is reached at a fuel-saving 1200 rpm.VarioDrive, stepless transmission with intelligent four-wheel management The Fendt stepless Vario transmission has been enhanced with a new drivetrain that employs hydrostatic-mechanical power splitting to engage a hydraulic pump and two independent hydraulic motors connected to the front and rear axles. The Fendt VarioDrive drivetrain is the first drivetrain that drives both axles independently, automatically transferring power and controlling torque distribution to optimize traction regardless of ground conditions, enhance maneuverability and allow completely automated four-wheel drive. Until now, conventional transmissions supplied the rear axle with torque in a fixed ratio, and when four-wheel drive was engaged, also the front axle.With the new stepless VarioDrive, torque is freely distributed independently on both axles and the transmission acts like an interaxle differential without a fixed ratio between the front and rear axle. If slip occurs on the front or rear axle, VarioDrive intelligent four-wheel management can move the torque from one axle to the other with the assistance of an intelligently controlled four-wheel clutch. For on-road travel, the intelligent transmission stops transferring torque to the front axle as speeds reach 15 mph and the clutch completely disengages the front axle at higher speeds to eliminate drag and increase efficiency.“These drivetrain enhancements allow the 1000 Vario tractors to be nimble and responsive for their size and power, really setting them apart from others in this category,” says Keeney. “When negotiating curves and turns, the active front-wheel drive delivered by VarioDrive pulls the tractor into the curve. In the field, it reduces turning radius by 10 percent. In addition, the ‘pull-through’ of VarioDrive minimizes usual wear on the front tires caused by turning on the road.”Modern cooling technology – the Concentric Air System (CAS)The Concentric Air System (CAS) cooling technology on the Fendt 1000 Vario also was developed for low engine speeds and efficiency. At the heart of the CAS is a concentric high-capacity fan that draws in cool, dense air and presses it through the radiator. The slight upward tilt of the fan, directed air flow and a round fan hood ensure a wide air stream and reduce the intake of dirt and crop residues.To maintain constantly high cooling capacity in dusty environments, an optional reversing function is available allowing the CAS to change direction, blowing dust and crop residues from the grill and saving time and labor.For optimum efficiency, the CAS is driven by its own hydraulic motor, so it is autonomous of the engine speed and can be activated independently, according to need. Compared to a standard fan, the highly efficient, need-based design of this cooling system requires as much as 70 percent less drive power. Finally, the cooling system’s compact design as well as position directly over the front axle permits an excellent steering angle, for exceptional maneuverability of the Fendt 1000 Vario.State-of-the-art technology The Fendt 1000 Vario offers a full suite of the latest Fuse Connected Services, AGCO’s next-generation technology approach to match the needs of modern precision farming practices.The Fendt Varioterminal provides operators a single access point to all information and controls for the tractor, implement, guidance and documentation. The 10.4-inch terminal is conveniently mounted on an accessory bar off the operator seat armrest and can be positioned for the best visibility of the monitor and work at hand. The Varioterminal has a smartphone look and feel, and it features greater contrast for better readability, connections for two color cameras and boasts VarioDoc and VarioDoc Pro task management and record keeping functionality.“Fendt tractors have always been appreciated by operators for their comfort, power, ease of use and technology offering. The 1000 Vario won’t disappoint, adding another level of precision capability to its operation,” Keeney says. All Fuse precision farming and remote monitoring technologies are accessible through the fully integrated Varioterminal.New VarioGuide automated steering ensures a reliable, accurate course without active steering, even in difficult conditions. Choose from NovAtel or TrimbleGNSS receivers.ISOBUS-capable implements are controlled via the Varioterminal or their control can easily be assigned to the convenient joystick.Fully automatic SectionControl prevents overlap and saves valuable seed, fertilizer and pesticides. Set the rates and on-off functions for exacting placement from start to finish.Employ Variotronic headland management for precise timing and effortless turning at field edges and point rows.Choose VarioDoc Pro, now available with variable rate control for prescription application using field data created and saved in the VarioDoc field database. Step up to VarioDoc Pro to add GPS position data and the ability to wirelessly transfer data in near real-time.Improve efficiency and increase machine utilization through remote monitoring and management with the AgCommand telemetry system and Fuse Connected Services. Two levels of Fuse Connected Services are available to help minimize downtime and enable remote equipment and operational support from the local Fendt dealer are also available. With Fuse Connected Services, operators can call up the diverse consultation and service features offered by their Fendt dealer directly over the Varioterminal on the tractor, increasing uptime during operation.For more information about Fendt tractors, see your Fendt dealer, or click on http://www.fendt.com/us.last_img read more

first_imgA SHOCKING Cache by WVTimWVTim is a geocacher from West Virginia who has racked up an impressive 5100 Favorite Points. He’s known for his gadget style hides, like a SHOCKING Cache. Here’s what geocachers are saying:smitfam4: Another clever cache, my kids don’t understand how you come up with these ideas.Steve105: Thanks for the shocking experience.Check out these step-by-step instructions to recreate your own SHOCKING Cache.Click to see a PDF on how to build A SHOCKING Geocache Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring by Herr PotterHerr Potter is the local, Seattle geocacher featured in Geocaching’s video Thank You to the Geocache Hiders. As its name implies, his geocache Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring was inspired by another awesome Seattle hider, Dayspring, and his Totally Tubular geocache series. Read what geocachers are saying:wants to fly: Very nicely done. Impressive workmanship.benandjayme: What a fantastically fun idea for a cache! We had a great time retrieving the cache with our co-workers. There was dancing, singing, worm admiring, and log signing! Thanks for bringing us here and sharing your creativity!Check out these step-by-step instructions to recreate your own Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring.Click to see a PDF of “Schrader’s Ode to Dayspring 3 Amazing DIY Geocache Hides Revealed Geocachers who attended one (or more!) of the 900+ events held around the world during Maker Madness, gained a glimpse into the inner-workings of the crazy-creative minds of geocache makers. They learned how to make clever hides, like camouflaging a container to look like a rock or tree or set up the ultimate Multi-Cache.A few of these great geocaching minds agreed to share the secret sauce behind their coolest creations with us. So yeah, please DO try these at home.Fogg working on “Geocache on the Rocks”Geocache on the Rocks by Foggfogg is a geocacher from Schallstadt, Germany known for his ingenious hides. To make Geocache on the Rocks, Fogg utilized a little thing called “physical computing.” Take a look at what geocachers have to say about this geocache:rabbitredux: TFTC! What a truly amazing cache. I have never seen anything like it before!BiblioMo: I thought I’d seen it all in Geocaching until today. WP1 was extremely cool and ingenious.Check out these step-by-step instructions to recreate your own Geocache on the Rocks.Click for a PDF of Geocache on the Rockscenter_img Share your ideas for inspirational geocaches in comments below!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocache Maker InspirationFebruary 11, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”By the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Between a rock and…more rocks. — Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) — Geocache of the WeekMay 7, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The technological tools available to us now are an amplification of the person who wields them. If you are a know-nothing, then the tools will amplify that deficiency. If you are a deep, consultative, trusted advisor, the tools will amplify that fact. The technological tools available to you do nothing to remedy a deficiency in insight, business acumen, or situational knowledge (the set of experiences that build the capacity to understand how to make decisions around certain challenges or opportunities).Too many companies want to leverage technology to produce results that exceed technology’s abilities. Soon, we will have “greater than human intelligence” (AI), followed by “greater than greater than human intelligence” (this is what “greater than human” intelligence will design). Right now, there is no “greater than human caring,” and no one is working on that solution. There is no “greater than human leadership” or “greater than human morals.” What persists as a real competitive advantage are still the things that make us deeply human, things like the initiative that comes from caring, the resourcefulness that comes from the desire to make a real difference, and the trust that comes from an intimacy that is not present in technology. Some things aren’t easily automated, nor should they be.Right now, there are people who are overly committed to the idea that the tools make the salesperson. They want to provide tools and training around the technology. It is easier to train someone the mechanics of using a technology than it is to teach them how to be someone worth doing business with in the first place. Many find the mechanics of technology easier to teach because it doesn’t require the difficult outcome of helping someone acquire the complex set of skills necessary to succeed in sales.The tools never made the carpenter, nor did they make the mechanic. The typewriter never made the author, the camera never made the photographer, and the canvas never made the painter.What you want isn’t going to be found in the technological tools of your trade. It’s going to be found somewhere else, and you are going to have to do the work if you want to possess it.last_img read more