Written by Cindy Potter, a Geocaching HQ EmployeeGeocaching inspires adventure. Last summer, my family commenced on a cycling and geocaching adventure through Slovenia. On our two week journey, we biked 200 kilometers — from the capital, Ljubljana to the coastal city of Piran.Why Slovenia? As a Geocaching HQ staffer, I meet adventurers from all over the world. It’s one of the wonderful perks of my job! A couple years ago, icabrian, a community volunteer translator from Slovenia, visited us at Geocaching HQ. He is a terrific ambassador for his country, and encouraged HQ staffers to visit Slovenia. SharePrint RelatedCarrying Frogs to SafetyMay 14, 2018In “Community”Terezin Games Mega-EventJune 6, 2014In “Community”I FEEL sLOVEnia: Brand New Geocaching Country Souvenir for SloveniaNovember 16, 2015In “Community” Where is Slovenia? It’s nestled in a beautiful area of the world — bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. It is formerly part of Yugoslavia and should not be confused with Slovakia!I didn’t think too much about the invitation, until a local geocacher told me that his children loved the caves of Slovenia. What?! Slovenia has caves? Some of the biggest and most spectacular caves in the world? At that point, my family was sold on the idea.Summer evening chat — GC6JKR9Before embarking on our geobiking adventure, we had a few days to explore the capital and more mountainous regions of Slovenia and to attend a geocaching event that was planned to welcome us to the country.The event was sponsored by the Slovenian Geocaching Club. The club is extremely active in hosting events, sharing information on their blog and social media pages, and welcoming new geocachers. They are really proud of the No Borders Event they co-hosted with the Croatian Geocaching Association last October. Slovenian and Croatian geocachers competed cooperatively in geocaching games, breaking down borders and making new friends along the way.Frau Potter and icabrianTips for making our adventure a success came from icabrian, the president of the Slovenian Geocaching Club. Through icabrian, we learned that Slovenia has a unique karst geology. Karst landscapes are made up of dissolvable rock such as limestone, that easily forms sinkholes and caves. Fun fact: Slovenia is home to more than 8,000 caves!Highlights from the seven-day trip were exploring caves at Predjama Castle, Divaška jama / Divaca Cave, and Skocjan Cave. My personal favorite was Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. Exploring caves gave a cool break from bicycling!Exploring Predjama castle and cave — GCKBT8At the end of our trip, we reached the Adriatic Sea, and enjoyed our first swim in the salty sea. Although it was the end of our journey, we knew we would enjoy more bicycle trips in our future. I hope our family adventure inspires you to dust off your bicycle, and consider a summer geobiking adventure of your own!We made it to the Adriatic Sea!Helpful Resources for those who want to recreate this adventure:List of geocaches foundMap of found geocaches Share with your Friends:More
Congress leaders led by former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday approached the Haryana Governor, demanding revocation of the suspension of party MLA Karan Dalal from the Assembly. The Speaker had suspended Mr. Dalal from the House for one year during the recently concluded monsoon session, after the ruling BJP and the INLD both supported the motion for his suspension, allegedly for a derogatory remark. Terming the decision of suspending Mr. Dalal unjust and arbitrary, the Congress leaders, in a memorandum to Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, said the decision was taken without giving Mr. Dalal an opportunity to explain the position.
In a show of solidarity, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav visited the residence of beleaguered senior party leader Azam Khan in Rampur on Saturday and met Mr. Khan’s wife Tanzeen Fatima, a Rajya Sabha member, who has been ailing for some time.Speaking to the press, Mr. Yadav asserted that the Rampur administration was working with a “feeling of revenge” against the nine-time MLA and sitting MP from Rampur. Mr. Yadav also said that if the party returned to power in the State, all the cases against Mr. Khan would be withdrawn.The former U.P. CM said he was taking copies of all the FIRs with him. “I will get them scrutinised and a high-level delegation of the party will meet the Governor.” In response to another question, Mr. Yadav said he had faith in the judiciary and was sure that Mr. Khan would get justice. The SP leader recalled that the party’s patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav, had also faced many “motivated” cases in the past. However, he avoided a direct response to a query on the eviction of the Lohia Trust from a Lucknow bungalow on Saturday by the State’s property department on the orders of the Supreme Court. “Everybody knew that it belonged to Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav). We were already getting it vacated.”From goat theft to attempt to murder, more than four dozen cases have been filed against Mr. Khan. During his two-day visit, the SP chief stayed at Mr. Khan’s Humsafar resort, which, according to authorities, was allegedly built on government land. However, Mr. Khan remained conspicuous by his absence.Asked why his party was not taking the government headed by Yogi Adityanath head-on, Mr. Yadav said while the SP was never afraid of hitting the road, to take on the BJP both “sangharsh (struggle)” as well as “sangathan (organisation)” were needed.Taking the BJP government at the Centre to task, Mr. Yadav questioned its defence equipment procurement policy. Referring to the Rafale and Apache deals, he said the defence deals with foreign governments had “weakened” and put a question mark on the “make in India” policy of the government.
Newsletter and trade magazine publisher Douglas Publications is suing distributor Baker & Taylor over magazines and directories the publisher says the company distributed on a credit basis but allegedly never paid for.The suit was filed late last year in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County Superior Court. According to the complaint, Douglas Publications is seeking $53,541.20 in outstanding “goods and services.” The publications in question include Douglas’ Salesman’s Guide directories and Facility Care magazine.“We have attempted over the last several years to obtain payments but were unsuccessful,” Douglas Publications president Alan Douglas wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “Baker & Taylor did not pay us and Castle Harlan Partners [a private equity group with controlling interest in Baker & Taylor] refused to respond. Silence isn’t always golden when vendor disputes drag on for years.” Baker & Taylor did not return a FOLIO: request for comment.In addition to Facility Care, Douglas publishes American Painting Contractor and Workplace HR & Safety magazines. Earlier this year Baker & Taylor—a global distributor of books, magazines, videos and music to libraries and retailers—announced that its chairman and CEO, Richard Willis, resigned in order to spend more time with his family. He was replaced as chairman by Baker & Taylor board member Jack Eugster.
TEWKSBURY, MA — Rev. Richard Robert Bolduc, OMI, 92, died on February 2, 2019, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. He was a son of the late Adelard and Aimee (Vaillancourt) Bolduc. He was predeceased by two sisters, Sr. Louise Bolduc, PM, and Rose Bolduc; and by two brothers, Andre and Raymond.Fr. Bolduc was born and educated in Biddeford, Maine where he attended St. Louis High School. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947 and in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1954, being honorably discharged from both branches of the military.Between 1954 and 1964, he completed his religious studies at the Missionary Oblate Seminaries in Bar Harbor, Maine and Natick, Massachusetts.On August 2, 1958, Fr. Bolduc professed his first vows as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate at the Oblate Novitiate in Colebrook, New Hampshire. He professed perpetual vows at the Oblate Seminary in Natick in 1961. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Louis Collignon, OMI on January 19, 1964, in Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Lowell, Massachusetts.In 1965, he received his first assignment to the missions in Haiti where he did parish ministry until early 2001. Parishes he was assigned to were Ste. Anne, Camp Perrin; Sacred Heart, Les Cayes; St. Jeanne, Chantal; St. John the Baptist, Tiburon; Our Lady of the Assumption, Ouanaminthe; Sacred Heart, Cape Haitian; and St. Charles Borromé, Ferrier. In 2001, after ministering in Haiti for 36 years, Fr. Bolduc returned to the U.S. and joined the Oblate Community on Mt. Washington Street in Lowell, then joined the community at St. Eugene House in Lowell. In May of 2003, he transferred to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence in Tewksbury. He did part-time ministry while able, serving at both St. Dorothy’s Church (now part of the Parish of the Transfiguration) in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell. He fully retired in 2015 and remained in Tewksbury until his death.In addition to his Oblate family, he is survived by a brother, Jerome, and his wife, Betty Ann, of Florida; and by a nephew, Marc, and his wife, Pat, of Biddeford, Maine.Services and calling hours were in the Chapel at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Residence, 486 Chandler Street, Tewksbury. Calling hours were held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 11:00 am. Interment took place in the Oblate Cemetery.Donations in memory of Fr. Bolduc may be made to the Oblate Infirmary Fund, 486 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876.Rev. Richard Robert Bolduc(NOTE: The above obituary is from McKenna-Ouellette D’Amato: A Life Celebration Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Reverend Paul W. Berube, 84In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of February 3, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mark Francis Wood, 86In “Obituaries”
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COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Google has partially opened the gates for its unreleased Android version, which is going to be 2019’s biggest update, for developers and advanced users to get their hands on the newest features before anyone else. The first public Android Q beta is up for grabs in the form of OTA files and factory images.Android Q beta 1 is not available for everyone and limited to Pixel smartphones. So as long as you have Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, you’ll be able to flash the update manually or sign up as a beta tester to receive beta OTA updates regularly.Before you update your Pixel phone with the beta Android 10 Q version, remember that the new software could be very unstable. The half-baked OS is far from its final release and users will experience problems. The purpose of rolling out the beta update is to allow users to report bugs and give feedback on the new OS in its development stage so Google can rectify glitches before public release.It is advised not to install Android Q beta on your primary device as some functions might not work as they are supposed to. If at all you are still looking forward to getting Android Q, there are a few steps that need to be stringently followed.How to download Android Q beta?There are two ways to get Android Q beta 1 on your phone, and we’ll start with the easier one. Before any update, it is important to backup data on the device to avoid losing it in the process of updating software. You can backup data simply by going into Settings > System > Backup. Android Q Beta 1 is available for downloadGoogleMoving on, the simplest way to get Android Q beta on your Pixel smartphone is by enrolling as a beta user to receive OTA updates. Pixel users can enrol in beta by logging in with a Google account on the official Android beta website. Scroll down the page and select the compatible device you’d like the Android Q beta to be installed on.Once you’ve enrolled successfully, your selected Pixel phone will get an update notification to download and install Android Q beta. It usually takes a few hours before the beta update is available on your device, but the wait can be as long as 24 hours. All you have to do is wait and hit download and install when prompted. Make sure you’ve Wi-Fi and the phone is charged above 75 percent during the update.Most users are advised to go with the OTA method to install Android Q beta, but if you know your way around phones and software, flashing the Android Q beta on Pixel phones is also an option. Google has image downloads available for all Pixel phones alongside instructions to manually download Android Q beta. If you choose to flash system images, you’ll have to continue doing so for future updates, which is why we recommend enrolling as a beta tester and getting on with OTA method to save time and trouble.What’s new in Android Q beta?One of the biggest reasons to get beta software is to see what’s new in the latest software. In the case of Android Q beta, the list of new features is quite extensive. Google’s Android Q will boast better privacy setting for location access as well as new limits on the access apps will get to photos, videos and audio. Android Q – a boon for foldable phonesGoogleAndroid Q will also offer better support for foldable phones, pausing and resuming background apps, and improvements to resizing apps in split-screen mode. Users also get a new Settings Panel API for simplified access.Photographers will also have something to look forward to in Android Q as Google is standardizing how depth map images work with Android. Apps will be able to request a “dynamic Depth Image” to use specialised blurs and bokeh options and enjoy 3D images and support for AR photography. Android Q will improve bokehGoogleGoogle also shared a timeline for updates, according to which next beta update will arrive early in April, followed by beta 3 in May, beat 4 in June until finally rolling out final Android Q release in Q3 2019. 10 Crazy Facts About Google
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in the UK has seen $14 billion worth of business deals inked by enterprises of both sides, including a $4.4-billion investment by Britain’s OPG Power Ventures to add 4,200 MW capacity of new electricity generation in Tamil Nadu over the next few years.Among the two-dozen pacts and investment commitments acknowledged by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and David Cameron was one by Merlin Entertainment to open the famed Madame Tussauds wax museum in New Delhi by early-2017 and another by Vodafone to invest $1.4 billion to support the Government of India’s “Digital India” and “Make in India” initiatives.This apart, the largest Solar power generator in Europe, Lightsource, said it was investing a little over $3 billion in India to design, install and manage around 3 GW of solar power infrastructure in India over the next five years in partnerships with Indian companies, led by Srei Infrastructure.”Prime Ministers Cameron and Modi noted the deep and fruitful business relationship between the UK and India and welcomed the 9.2 billion pounds ($14 billion) of commercial deals between the UK and India announced during the visit,” said a joint statement issued by the two sides after the official talks.Other major deals announced late on Thursday included:1. Standard Life, Bupa and Aviva to invest a combined total of $365 million in their Indian joint ventures.2. Pact between Britain’s cloudBuy for facilitating $5,3 billion worth of transactions using an online marketplace.3. British technology company Intelligent Energy’s $1.8 billion contract to provide clean energy for 27,400 telecoms towers of GTL.4. Holland and Barrett International pact with Apollo to open 1,000 stores in India over the next five years.5. Kloudpad Mobility Research’s investment in South India to make next generation smart watches, wearables and tablets.6. TVS to open an advanced logistics facility at Barnsley, a town in South Yorkshire.7. London Stock Exchange and Yes Bank pact for collaborations on bond and equity issuance, with focus on green infrastructure.8. HDFC’s proposal for rupee-denominated bonds overseas up to $750 million under new Indian central bank guidelines.9. Wipro’s commitment to increases its investment in Britain.As per the joint statement, the two prime ministers also announced three UK-India city partnerships with Indore, Pune and Amaravati to support India’s ambitious urban development goals through technical assistance, expertise sharing and business engagement.They also launched a new Thames-Ganga partnership for healthy river systems.
Lightning strikeA one-year old boy was killed after being hit by a bang caused by thunderbolt in Baluigasa village of Satkhira’s Sadar upazila on Saturday.The deceased was Bilal Hossain, son of Md Ibrahim Hossain Khokon of the village.Officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Maruf Ahmed said that the child died on the way to a nearby hospital after he had fallen sick hearing the sound of the lightning strike.