Geocaching.com Teams Up with Tomb Raider®

first_imgGeocaching.com is excited to be teaming up with the action-packed experience of Tomb Raider.  Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix™ studio produces the video game series. The worldwide phenomenon launched in the mid-1990’s and has since been portrayed in Hollywood blockbusters.Geocaching.com is a natural fit to join forces with the video game featuring world explorer Lara Croft™. A new campaign of treasure-hunting adventure will preview the upcoming release of Tomb Raider.Through a variety of initiatives this year, Crystal Dynamics and Geocaching.com will create a series of unique location-based adventures. The experiences embody the spirit of Tomb Raider and Lara Croft’s drive to discover new adventures and locations.“Many of us have been playing Tomb Raider since the first game launched in 1996, and we are excited that Geocaching.com is partnering with Crystal Dynamics on this project” said Jeremy Irish, CEO of Groundspeak, the company the runs Geocaching.com. “Tomb Raider is all about exploration and discovery. It inspires the adventurer in all of us, much like geocaching does, and we are excited about the opportunities that this project presents for both geocachers and Tomb Raider fans worldwide.”To develop these adventures, Crystal Dynamics will be tapping into both the traditional Geocaching.com treasure hunting format and Geocaching.com’s latest photo-based adventure project Geocaching Challenges.  More details about future activities are not being released just yet. Subscribe to this blog for the latest updates in the coming months.You can explore Geocaching Challenges for free on the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7.You can also read more on the Official Tomb Raider Blog. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 18, 2012January 18, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Tomb Raider – The Sequel — Geocache of the WeekMay 2, 2018In “Geocache of the Week”A Birthday Message from the Geocaching.com Founders – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterAugust 29, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Arunachal safe as China river barrier breaches again

first_imgThe Disaster Management Department in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday marked the central part of the State safe after water from Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo river over-topped a landslide-induced barrier in the morning and started flowing downstream.Landslide in MilinA landslide in the Milin section of the river had created a 1.7 km barrier at 11 a.m. on October 29, temporarily blocking the flow of water towards Arunachal Pradesh. A landslide of bigger intensity in the same section on October 17 had created a 3.5 km barrier.The Yarlung Tsangpo becomes the Siang after entering India and flows through three districts of Arunachal Pradesh — Upper Siang, Siang and East Siang — before meeting two other rivers to form the Brahmaputra in Assam downstream.Water over-topping“We received information from China via the Central Water Commission that the accumulated water began over-topping the Milin section barrier at 9.30 a.m. The water reached Tuting in Upper Siang at 5.55 p.m. and is likely to reach Pasighat (on Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border) at 3 a.m. on Thursday,” said Bidol Tayeng, Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department secretary.Second breach Mr. Tayeng said that the force and volume of the water were less than that on October 19 when the barrier formed on Yarlung Tsangpo 13 days ago had breached.However, the heads of the districts through which the Siang river meanders have been asked to ensure people do not venture out to the river for any purpose until the flow of water becomes normal.last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in Philippines, jets off to Boracay

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments A meeting with rival Manny Pacquiao is a possibility, according to the report. Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr. stands in the ring before Errol Spence Jr takes on Mikey Garcia in an IBF World Welterweight Championship bout at AT&T Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back in the Philippines.As per ABS-CBN report, Mayweather’s private jet arrived at a private hangar at 3:30 am Sunday. He stayed in Manila for less than five hours since he flew straight to Boracay at 7 am.ADVERTISEMENT READ: WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in lockerThe two faced each other in 2015 and their mega fight was dubbed as “The Fight of the Century” after nearly a decade of verbal rivalry pitted the generation’s best fighters against each other.Mayweather won the fight via unanimous decision and the two have since kept running into each other in public places.READ: Money well spent: Mayweather’s retirement tour makes stop in El Nido Pacquiao and Mayweather, who both had their respective entourage with them, bumped into each other in a Japanese nightclub back in January.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two also met in an NBA game where Mayweather was sitting courtside and Pacquiao greeted home from behind.Mayweather also flew to the country last year, taking a quick vacation in El Nido.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Amid PBA All-star excitement, Louie Alas preoccupied with playoffslast_img read more

Photo: Ohio State Fans Spell Out O-H-I-O Using Column From Temple Of Olympian Zeus

first_imgfamily spells out O-H-I-O with arms and the Olympian Temple of Zeus.O-H-I-O TempleIt seems that Ohio State fans, wherever they are in the world, always try to find ways to take photos of themselves spelling out O-H-I-O in creative ways. A group of Buckeyes supporters who are traveling in Greece made great use of one of the country’s most historic landmarks Wednesday. An OSU fan named Robert Patton posted a photo of he and his friends using a column from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, located in Athens near the Parthenon, as the “I” in their gesture. Check it out:O-H-I-O #GoBucks #Greece #Athens pic.twitter.com/WBTWVT3Vbi— pattonroberta (@pattonroberta) June 10, 2015Do you think that this now means the country of Greece doesn’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan?last_img read more

Port Canaverals Cruise Terminal 3 Project Moving Ahead

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The construction of Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 in Florida can now begin as a bidder has been selected to carry out works. On January 8, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction a USD 78.98 million contract for the cruise terminal project and a USD 29.53 million contract for the adjacent 1,800-vehicle parking garage.Ivey’s was the low bidder to build a two-story, 188,000-square-foot terminal as part of the port’s largest single construction project in its 65-year history – a USD 163 million complex that will become the homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s biggest and largest cruise ship, the Mardi Gras, when finished in May 2020.“We’re creating a world-class cruise terminal, and with these contract awards, the project is mobilizing and moving ahead,” Captain John Murray, Canaveral Port CEO, said.“We are confident that this state-of-the-art facility will be constructed on schedule and on budget,” he added.A five-member Port Canaveral selection committee favored Ivey’s for the cruise terminal project over a partnership of H.J. High Construction of Orlando and Suffolk Construction of West Palm Beach, which bid USD 83 million.Canaveral Port has taken several measures to ensure minimal impact to surrounding recreation areas during the construction period, including the installation of a seismic monitoring system in the surrounding area during the pile-driving process.In December, port commissioners approved issuing up to USD 117 million in bonds to finance the cruise terminal project. Miami-based Carnival also will provide USD 50 million in as part of a long-term agreement between the port authority and the cruise line that began in September. Additionally, the port will receive USD 6 million in grants from the Florida Department of Transportation for project infrastructure work.CT-3 will welcome the 180,000-ton “XL-class” Mardi Gras, currently under construction in Finland. With a maximum capacity of 6,500 passengers and about 2,000 crew members, the Mardi Gras will be the first North American-based cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) when it goes into service in fall 2020.last_img read more

Ohio State mens hockey to take on No 1 Minnesota in final

Freshman defender Drew Brevig (4) controls the puck during a game against Michigan March 2 at Nationwide Arena. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternAfter four years filled with countless achievements and even more memories, four members of the Ohio State men’s hockey team are preparing for their final home games in the Scarlet and Gray.The Buckeyes (15-11-4, 5-7-4) are set to recognize seniors Alex Szczechura, Travis Statchuk, Alex Lippincott and Curtis Gedig this weekend as they welcome No. 1 Minnesota (23-4-5, 12-2-2) to Columbus.Szczechura, the team’s fifth-highest scorer, sustained an injury last Sunday against Michigan and won’t get to play in this final home stand OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.“(It’s) disappointing,” Rohlik said. “He’s certainly put the time and the effort in here and he deserves to be out there … he’ll be with us out there, he’ll be out there on the ice to get recognized but certainly we’ll miss him out there on the ice.”Rohlik said he’s seeking the right balance of emotion and focus from his players for this important series.“I think the team wants to play well for (the seniors),” Rohlik said. “It’s my job not only to: one, make sure our team recognizes what (the seniors) mean to this program but two, to keep things in check … and control our emotions and go out there in the right frame of mind.”The quartet of seniors is set to be recognized in a ceremony before Saturday’s game, but Statchuk said the reality of his OSU career ending wouldn’t hit him until much later.“It hasn’t really sunk in yet. Once the season ends and you’re cleaning out your stall as a senior, I think that’s when it’s really going to settle in,” Statchuk said. “I’ll probably (be) a little emotional, that’s for sure.”The Buckeyes gained two points last weekend in their home-and-home series with Michigan, and currently sit five points behind the Wolverines in fourth place in the Big Ten. Meanwhile the Gophers continued their strong campaign with a sweep of Penn State, and are now seven points clear of second-place Wisconsin.Facing the nation’s No. 1 team while trying to climb in the standings might not be an ideal situation, but Rohlik said his team is eager to test themselves, no matter who the opponent is.“If you want to get to the national tournament, you’ve got to beat the best teams no matter who they are,” Rohlik said. “It’s a great challenge for our guys and I think they’re looking forward (to) it.”When the Buckeyes and Gophers met earlier in the season in Minneapolis, OSU proved themselves to be worthy opponents. In the first game, Minnesota’s sophomore goalie Adam Wilcox kept his second shutout of the season as his team won 1-0. OSU had a two-goal lead in the second game before junior forward Sam Warning netted a hat-trick as the home team ran out 4-2 winners.Since that second game against the Gophers, the Buckeyes are 4-3-3, and Statchuk said this weekend is a great chance for the team to show its credentials with only four games left in the season.“We’re excited to get out there and show the rest of the league and the country that we deserve to be where we want to be,” Statchuk said. “Obviously we have beat the No. 1-ranked team to get there but that’s a challenge we’re willing to accept.”Friday’s game is set for 7:30 p.m., and the puck is set to drop at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State beats Michigan State 10 in double overtime

Michigan State senior goalie Savanna Wojtanowski collides with Ohio State senior defender Morgan Wolcott as she attempts a header in the second half of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win in double overtime Oct. 6 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Mac Connor | Lantern ReporterIt took two overtimes, but the Ohio State women’s soccer team (10-2-1, 5-1-0 Big Ten) defeated the Michigan State Spartans (5-9-0, 1-6-0 Big Ten) 1-0 Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeye fans packing the stands finally got their chance to cheer in the 100th minute as a cross from freshman defender Izzy Rodriguez found senior midfielder Nikki Walts, who smashed the ball along the ground, driving it into the right side of the net to give her team the win.“It was a great feeling,” Walts said. “I think just for the fact that we dominated a lot of the game and didn’t get our chances, so when we finally did off of that beautiful cross by Izzy and it went in … It was so exciting. We deserved it.”Ohio State spent the first overtime pushing the ball deep into Michigan State territory, not content to take a draw in the Big Ten matchup. But the Buckeyes couldn’t capitalize on any of its chances in the 10-minute period as the Spartans held strong.There was a thick tension in the stands as the second overtime began as many former Buckeyes players returned for alumni night and were anxiously hoping for a reason to rise from their seats.Walts’ game-winner turned the anxiety into jubilation as Ohio State launched itself into first place in the conference with the victory.Both teams spent the first few minutes of the match looking for a quick goal, as they pushed the ball to the end line and sent crosses into the box without much resistance. Ohio State then looked to take control of the game as it maintained possession on the Michigan State half of the field for the next 10 minutes.Michigan State responded with two quick attacks that were handled by the Ohio State defense. The Spartans struggled to get the ball back to midfield for the remainder of the half. As the Spartan defense labored, Ohio State maintained pressure on the Michigan State goal, earning multiple shots on goal in its search to put the Spartans away early. Headers in the 37th and 39th minute by senior defender Morgan Wolcott placed pressure on goalkeeper Savanna Wojtanowski, but didn’t result in a goal for the Buckeyes.“We got a little frustrated with not being able to score. We talked about staying calm and collected as a team and our time will come, and just focusing on what we do best which is getting end-line and getting the ball across to get a goal.” Walts said.The offensive pace continued in the second half with an added dose of physicality, and as the game wore on, added tension. “When we saw someone getting frustrated just letting them know ‘Hey, calm down. Your time is coming,’” Walts said. “Just get them back with your soccer, I think our team really showed that.” Michigan State built some momentum in the offensive zone before Ohio State regained possession and held onto the ball for much of the remainder of the half, preventing any additional major scoring threats from the Spartans.The Buckeyes earned seven corners compared to Michigan State’s two.Ohio State next faces off against Michigan Sunday at noon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Madrid keen on snapping up Diaz

first_imgReal Madrid are keen on completing a deal to sign Brahim Diaz from Manchester City, according to Sky Sports News.Diaz, 19, is due in Madrid over the next 24 hours to wrap up a move with the European Champions after turning down Man City’s offer.The young Spaniard joined the Premier League champions in 2015 from Malaga for an initial £200,000, but he has found his first-team opportunities limited under Pep Guardiola.Guardiola was adamant last month that City would “do absolutely everything” to keep Diaz, but both parties have since failed to make a breakthrough in contract negotiations.Diaz’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season, so City have made the decision to cash in now.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.With the likes of Sancho enjoying a successful stint at Dortmund, many pundits are predicting a bright future for Diaz in Spain.Brahim Diaz is set to sign for Real Madrid 🇪🇸⚽️ pic.twitter.com/sPRX3FkOuc— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 4, 2019last_img read more

New StateOfTheArt scanning equipment for all ports

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 3, 2017 – Kingston – Within the next few weeks, the Government will begin the process to procure new state-of-the-art scanning equipment for all the nation’s ports.   This has been disclosed by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, who said more modern technology is required to replace what is now in operation, which have become obsolete.“Many of the machines that we already have are substandard, they are technologically compromised, they are outmoded. We are talking about bringing in new technology, new machines to replace all of them at all of our ports,” he said.The Minister was speaking at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) 16th Annual Customs Seminar held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on September 28.   He noted that the new machines are being brought on board, not only for revenue purposes, but in a bid to reduce cases of corruption, and to enhance national security.“As Minister, I want 100 per cent examination of everything. All containers, all barrels – everything,” the Minister emphasised.In the meantime, he is encouraging interested companies to get involved in the procurement process for the scanners.   Explaining how the arrangement would work, Mr. Shaw noted that it would be operated as a ‘pay as you go’ system, where the money for the use of the equipment would be recovered over time.“Those who want to provide their equipment, and out of the incremental payment for each examination you get your money, you can come and participate in the procurement, and over time you collect your money from the system.   That is how it has to work,” he said.Mr. Shaw further expounded that, for instance, the company providing the technology would be entitled to some of the money charged for each container scanned and the Customs Agency or Port Authority of Jamaica or both would also receive some payment from that transaction as well.The Minister noted that the Government is expected to pay for the system within about three years, using this arrangement.Release: JISlast_img read more