Aliki Primary School gets new boat ahead of new academic year

first_imgDirector General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon on Sunday visited the village of Aliki, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) where he delivered on his promise to provide a school boat for the students in the area.Director General Harmon hands over the boxes of school shoes to Headmaster of the Aliki Primary School, Ganesh DuganDirector General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon; donor of the boat, Tulsi Persaud and students of the Aliki Primary SchoolThe Director General also handed over 100 pairs of school shoes to the Headmaster of the Aliki Primary School, Ganesh Dugan.During a meeting held in the community on June 30, 2019 by Harmon and Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar, residents had made a request for a school boat.The Director General subsequently promised the residents that the boat would be delivered to the community in time for the commencement of the new school term in September.In addressing the residents at the Aliki Primary School, minutes after the boat was handed over to the Headmaster, Harmon said that the David Granger-led Administration saw education and access to education as a national priority and would, therefore, do what was necessary to ensure that barriers which prevent students from getting to school were removed.“I am delighted to be here to deliver on the commitment which we made when we were here in June. We wanted to ensure that the children can get to school and get so on time. It is a commitment that we do not take lightly because it has to do with the education of our children and as you are aware, the President has put high priority on education in this country. Since we came into office in 2015, every year, the budget for education has increased because we recognise that the development of this country, the leaps and bounds which we will have to take, will be dependent on an educated nation and we have to start by ensuring that our children get to school. We have made that commitment to get children to school. So, the delivery of this boat is consistent with the promise, which our President made to ensure our children are in school and they can get to school,” he said.The boat was donated by Tulsi Persaud, a businessman from the neighbouring village of Lanaballi.On this note, Harmon stated that he was pleased that corporate Guyana as well as individuals were coming forward to aid the Government in its mission of ensuring that every child across Guyana was able to go to school.He also called on the community, the parents, teachers and village leaders to ensure that the boat was used for its intended purpose and taken care of.“The boat is there to serve the children, so I would ask that special attention be placed on how it is used. It is for the children. It is not to be used for recreation and other uses. Let it be for the children, who have to go to school,” he said.Meanwhile, Persaud, in an invited comment, said that as a child, born and raised in a riverine community, he had to paddle to get to school every day. He noted that he has been observing the “Boats, Buses and Bicycles” initiative by President David Granger and when he was approached by the Director General to consider assisting the community, it was an easy decision to make.The businessman also noted that he has decided to take it a step forward and would be handing over two more boats in the coming weeks to serve the students in Lanaballi, Bonasika and surrounding communities.Meanwhile, Dugan, in his remarks, thanked the Director General, the Government, and Persaud for honouring his commitment to the community. He noted that it would go a long way in ensuring that children get to school.A resident, Roy Creighton, also expressed his gratitude as he gave the assurance that the residents would ensure that the boat was well taken care of.“We would ensure that it is taken care of, because it is in our best interests. We will also use it for the purpose it has been given to the community for,” he promised.Harmon was accompanied by Regional Executive Officer of Region Three, Jennifer Ferreira- Dougal.last_img read more

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Gore returning to Capitol, now ever-rising star

first_img“Run, Al, run,” one attendee shouted after the former vice president as he barreled through the hallway, a greeting that has become as familiar as “hello.” Almost everywhere he goes these days, Gore is met with the accustomed fuss of a statesman. His hair is slicked back in a way that accentuates the new girth of his face. At the hotel, Gore’s perma-smile folded his narrow eyes into slits as he milled his way into a ballroom. Afterward, he accepted his accustomed standing ovation, then slipped out a back door and into the back of a Lincoln Town Car, looking almost presidential. In a brief phone interview Tuesday night, Gore said he was eager to appear before the House and Senate, even though he has turned down invitations in the past. There is, he said, “an unwritten tradition” that former presidents and vice presidents testify only rarely before Congress. He accepted this time in light of the Democratic takeover of the House and Senate and what he calls “a new determination to deal with this issue,” meaning climate change. “Mother Nature is a powerful witness and has been sending some pretty powerful messages that people are hearing,” Gore said. And he repeated that he “has no plans” to run for president. WASHINGTON – The last time Al Gore appeared publicly inside the U.S. Capitol, he was certifying the Electoral College victory of George W. Bush. He returns today, a heartbreak-loser-turned Oscar-boasting, Nobel-hopeful, globe-trotting multimillionaire pop-culture eminence. For Gore, who calls himself a “recovering politician,” returning to Capitol Hill is akin to a recovering alcoholic returning to a neighborhood bar. He will, in all likelihood, deliver his favorite refrain about how “political will is a renewable resource” and how combating global warming is the “greatest challenge in the history of mankind.” He will confront one of his fervent detractors, Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., who derides Gore as an alarmist. He will also embrace old friends, pose (or not) for cell-phone photos and greet the legion of climate-change disciples who swear by the “Goracle” as a contemporary sage. And, of course, he will volley questions about whether he plans to run for president in 2008, something he has said no to a million or so times, if never quite definitively. On Tuesday at a Washington hotel, where Gore addressed a group of institutional investors, he was urged on accordingly. Not that that will stop anyone from speculating, or hoping. While Gore has said he has no intention of running for president, “I don’t think he’s shut the door on it either,” said Laurie David, the producer of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary on global warming starring Gore, “although that might just be wishful thinking on my part.” The prospect of another Gore campaign provides grist for critics to impugn his motives. “He feels that global warming is his ticket to the White House,” said Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. Gore is quick to show exasperation over the constant speculation about his political future. But friends also say part of him clearly enjoys it, if for no other reason than it draws attention to his climate-change crusade. Since appearing at the Academy Awards last month, Gore has crisscrossed the Atlantic (twice) on a blitz of speaking engagements, some of which earned him six figures. In May, he will tout his newest book, “The Assault on Reason,” billed in promotional copy as “a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism and blind faith has combined with the degradation of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason.” Hassan Nemazee, a Gore fundraiser in 2000 and a friend of Gore and his wife, Tipper, was host of a dinner with them last fall, and recalled that Gore expressed disdain for the “tomfoolery of politics” – the endless fundraising, the repetitive glad-handing, sniping among operatives. “It’s hard to imagine that returning to politics would make them happier than they are now,” Nemazee said.last_img read more

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DD Motoring: .9 is the new ‘perfect 10’ for the Nissan Micra

first_img“Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two,But I can shake it, shake it like I’m supposed to do,‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase,All the right junk in all the right places.”I just love this cover by Kate Davis of the hit song “All About the Bass” which I was listening to this week on the radio in one of the top of the range models of The New Nissan Micra at the showrooms at Inishowen Motors. It had a fantastic Bose speaker built into the driver’s seat headrest which just vibrated down my back when I turned it up full.As I kept in beat with the sound of the beautiful bass in this song I was thinking more about the base model of the new Micra which I was really here to drive which is one of the new age cars which will be one of the trend setters of Irish motoring. Advertisement A view of the the all new Nissan Micra which we drove this week courtesy of Inishowen Motors. Photo Brian McDaidNissan Micra’s account hacked!If the new Nissan Micra logged on to its Facebook account, those invisible boys up in the clouds of big data would be convinced that the Micra’s account was hacked. A wee selfie of the new Micra would look nothing like the Micra that we are used looking at for years.The Micra that started life as a replacement to the Nissan Cherry as the smallest Nissan in the range all those years ago has evolved through the generations of Micras and rounded its shape over the car’s history. This was the shape and image which built the profile of what we always associate the Nissan Mica to be and over the years the Micra became more rounder and bigger – like us all.This new Nissan has completely changed its image just when the Leaf and Juke all have followed suit in their round design. The New Nissan Micra has gone trend setting again with a car that might look a little smaller than its predecessor because of its lower stance but the car is in fact bigger than the car it replaces.Sitting inside the New Micra I couldn’t get over how much room that was in it for the driver, more than a VW Golf in my opinion! The Nissan has a very fuss free interior with loads of coffee cup holders that actually fit coffee cups for a change! I was in the base model which had air con, cruise control and bluetooth which all give a driver a very warm welcome, which is also cool in these summer days. Advertisement .9 is the new perfect 10! On the road I was looking forward to seeing what these new .9 engines were really like. And I have to say I was impressed considering it’s under 1,000 cc and in the base model that I drove this petrol engine had 75 BHP (with the Turbo Petrol version having an extra 15 BHP on tap.) On the hills you will have to use this cars gearbox a lot more to get the best out of the engine.Looking under the bonnet of the Micra this three cylinder engine looks small but works well and sounds lovely with that off beat sound of the three cylinder petrol engine.A view of the new .9 petrol engine in the New Nissan Micra which we drove this weekend. Photo Brian McDaidWhat this small engine lacks in power makes up for in euros when you go to the pump to fill it up with petrol. It’s very easy to get over 50 miles to the gallon with a bit of care, that’s roughly the same return you will get in fuel economy with a diesel version which will cost an extra €3,000! And the savings don’t stop there!The sweetest note that I heard from this Micra was the price I got back for a quote for insurance for myself which weighed in at €383, that’s €200 less than what I am paying at the minute for a 1300 diesel vehicle.If you were to avail of the payment plan for the insurance of €32 per month plus €149 deposit and Nissan’s finance from €156 per month with a deposit of €4,995 on the car or trade in you could be on the the road and insured in a new car for as little as €188 per month! Nissan also have an offer with any Micras bought before the end of July 2017 of free car insurance (which is subject to conditions). Writing this report this week I couldn’t help but notice how many 10 to 15 year old Nissan Micras are still doing the daily commute around Donegal which is as good a testimony as you need of the reliability of these cars. This new Nissan ticks a lot of boxes as a good-looking easy to run, easy to insure brand new model. Prices start a €18,250 for petrol XE, similar to what we drove with the diesel 1.5 starting at €21.250 and the Turbo petrol starting at €19,250.A total professionalI was saddened to hear the news on Monday this week of the departure of Highland’s anchor presenter Shaun Doherty. I have to say the airwaves will be a different place not hearing his voice in the background of our day to day life in Donegal.It’s over 10 years ago in 2006 that I had the mad dream of a fundraising drive from Letterkenny to Monte Carlo to raise money for the Donegal Hospice. On the run up to announcing this fundraiser things were not going to plan as well as I had hoped they would and as the press releases were going out to all local papers that helped get the news out which I couldn’t thank enough, I was invited on to the Shaun Doherty Show to chat about my fundraiser which in my heart I was privately thinking was going to fail.Waiting to go on air I was like a bag of nerves as the interview started, thinking back I am sure Shaun seen what I was going through but never let on. After a shakey start Shaun had me calmed down and had me chatting about something that, before that moment was only a pipped dream. Back in 2006 at the start of the Mini To Monte Carlo run for the Donegal Hospice, Thank you Shaun Doherty for all your help.Loads of people have dreams like this but unfortunately tell the wrong people about them who think it might be safer to tell you about all the pitfalls so in “their view” you won’t end up making an idiot of yourself!Shaun Doherty had my dream up and running in style before we came off air. A listener rang Tony Kelly who was sponsoring our car for the trip and traded in her Red and White Mini Cooper which fitted perfectly with our request on the radio.Without Shaun Doherty and his production team that work round him on his show, my trip might have made it over the line but never would have raised the awareness for the Donegal Hospice that it did without the professional approach that Shaun Doherty does day in and day out on his show.I never will get a better chance to thank everyone that helped in anyway on that fundraiser nearly a decade ago but especially Shaun Doherty who made it possible for us to end up presenting €46,000 to Carrie Harvey who received it on behalf of the Donegal Hospice in memory of her late husband Eamon Harvey.Thank you Shaun for believing in this venture.DD Motoring: .9 is the new ‘perfect 10’ for the Nissan Micra was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daiddd motoringShaun Dohertylast_img read more

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INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH JAIL APPEAL TO BE HEARD TODAY

first_imgThe scene of the crash in 2010.A case against the alleged leniency of the sentence given to Shaun Kelly over the death of eight people in Inishowen is to be heard today.Kelly (26), of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenney Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of eight men between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11, 2010.Shaun Kelly appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix.He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Judge John O’Hagan in December last and was also disqualified from driving for ten years.However, the Director of Public Prosecutions are seeking a review of Kelly’s sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.Mr Justice George Birmingham fixed today for the hearing of the DPP’s appeal in the court of appeal.It is not known if Kelly will appear in court for today’s hearing.Those killed in the crash, Ireland’s biggest ever single loss of life in a road tragedy, were Eamon McDaid, 22 of Ballymagan, Buncrana, Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany; Mark McLaughlin (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.The eight men killed in the crash.INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH JAIL APPEAL TO BE HEARD TODAY was last modified: October 22nd, 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:appealcrashdonegalInishowenShaun Kellylast_img read more

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Proline seek redemption at home to Onduparaka

first_imgBashir Sekagya (C) is expected to make his debut for Proline on Wednesday. (PHOTO/Proline)Uganda Premier League Proline FC vs Onduparaka FCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Wednesday, 04-09-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – Proline will be hoping to avoid a second successive league defeat when they host Onduparaka FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday afternoon.Matia Lule’s side who were promoted back to the top-tier last season, were handed a harsh return as they lost 3-0 away to Mbarara City last weekend.Such a result would not have settled down well with the Proline faithful especially after their hopes were elevated earlier this yearProline are the reigning Uganda Cup holders, won the 2018/19 Big League and are currently into the second round of the CAF Confederations cup, results that suggest they shouldn’t be losing in such a fashion.Losing heavily to Mbarara in the league is not something that the fans would have anticipated especially after enjoying fairly unexpected success in the past few months.With that in mind, an instant reaction will be head coach Matia Lule’s craving.“Our target is to win the game especially having lost heavily in the first, noted Lule ahead of Wednesday’s clash.“We know how good Onduparaka can get on a given day but we will not be afraid of them.“We will use our advantages and hopefully pick-up our first three points of the campaign.Proline have added two personnel to their team in the wake of the Mbarara City loss.They secured the signing of Vipers SC goalkeeper Bashir Sekagya on a season-long loan deal and also added Anthony Bongole to their coaching staff.With the experience and undoubted talent that he comes with, Sekagya is expected to be handed his debut straight away, replacing the shaky Hassan Matovu in goal. Matovu has conceded 7 goals in his last two games including four in the loss to KCCA in the Super Cup.Proline are expected to be without experienced right-back Sakka Mpima who is nursing an injury.For Onduparaka, they come into the game still not sure of their opening game results.In the contest in which they were supposed to take on Police FC last Friday, the Cops were a no show and hence the game was not played.Onduparaka did not play their match-day one fixture.The League governing body (UPL) is yet to come out with a conclusive decision about the matter after Police claimed to have informed FUFA of their absenteeism.Will the match-day result still a mystery, Onduparaka who welcomed back Livingstone Mbabazi as their head coach for a second spell, will be eyeing all three points off Proline.Match FactsThis will be the sixth meeting between the two sides since 2016 when Onuparaka first featured in the Uganda Premier league.In the previous five, Proline have won two, Onudparaka one with the other two ending in draws.Last season, each side defeated the other once with the reverse fixture seeing Proline triumph 2-1.Despite losing two of their three fixtures away to Proline, Onduparaka have never failed to score against Matia Lule’s side, finding the back of the net once in each of the three match-ups.Onduparaka have not found life at Lugogo easy in the last few visits as they have lost all four of their last visits there. Two have come against KCCA FC, one against Police FC and the other verses Proline.Other games to be played on Wednesday-Police FC vs Bul FC @4:30pm-SC Villa vs Mbarara City FC @8pmComments Tags: Anthony BongoleBashir SekagyaFUFAmatia luleonduparaka fcpolice fcproline fcSakka MpimaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more

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Warning issued after close call at Murder Hole Beach

first_imgA warning has been issued after a young girl almost drowned at one of Donegal’s most popular bathing spots yesterday.The girl was waveboarding off the coast at Murder Hole Beach near Downings on Melmore Head when she got into extreme difficulty.The girl was hit by a riptide and was dragged under the water. Thankfully two men managed to haul the girl onto rocks and saved her from serious possible harm.The incident has sparked a warning to remind people about the dangers of riptides and swimming close to rocks.A riptide is a strong, offshore current that is caused by the tide pulling water through an inlet along a barrier beach, at a lagoon or inland marina where tide water flows steadily out to sea during ebb tide.Warning issued after close call at Murder Hole Beach was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalDowningsmurder hole beachriptidelast_img read more

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Youngsters celebrate their Sevens triumph at Twickenham

first_imgWellington College beat back the nerves of playing in front of a 20,000 Twickenham crowd to be crowned HSBC Rosslyn Park champions.After claiming victory in the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens Festival tournament in March, Wellington went up against Open winners Cumbria’s Sedbergh School at the home of English rugby as part of the final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.Given motivational pre-match team talks by Wales and British and Irish Lions centre Jamie Roberts and England Sevens player Chris Cracknell, the squads then enjoyed the honour of walking out of the tunnel and onto the hallowed turf.And after scoring an early try though Nick Haynes, the Berkshire school never looked back emerging 17-5 winners, with additional tries from Sam Aspland-Robinson and Ed Forshaw plus a Charlie Wicks conversion.“It’s amazing,” said 18-year-old captain Simon Sexton.“To be able win the overall thing, here in front of so many people is so great to do – a real privilege.“I was so nervous. We knew what a massive deal it was just to get here in the first place and then with the build up and the crowd. But we went ahead early and looked to take our opportunities.”Having failed to grasp the opportunity to win the title during the last few years, Wellington finally managed the feat in front of a crowd that was enlivened from having just watched England thrash Fiji 27-0.Delighted Wellington first-team coach Kevin Brennan said: “Having come here and won today I’m absolutely thrilled for the lads.“Both teams put in a lot of effort; I don’t think I have ever seen our boys look so tired.“The whole occasion is a great reward for all the effort they have put in this season.”After the match, all players were presented with commemorative t-shirts by Cracknell and Roberts with the latter admitting the opportunity to run out and play at Twickenham was a special occasion to be treasured.“I was very impressed by the skill and intensity of it,” said Roberts.“Congratulations to Wellington College, I think they were deserved winners on the day.“It is great that all the guys have got the experience of playing at Twickenham. It’s something that not many boys their age get to do.”Open and Festival winners from the world’s largest school rugby tournament, the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, played at Twickenham during the London Sevens, the ninth and final round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in front of record spectators courtesy of HSBC. For more information visit www.rpns7.co.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA business delegation heads for India

first_img25 February 2014 A delegation of 40 business people, headed by Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe, departed for India on Monday on a five-day mission to promote South Africa as a trade and investment destination. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement on Monday that its fifth annual Investment and Trade Initiative in India would target the promotion of South Africa’s agro-processing, beneficiated metals and mining technology, automotive components and electro-technical sectors. The mission, which will include trade and investment seminars, mini-exhibitions and business-to-business meetings in Chennai and Mumbai, is looking to “generate trade leads, identify potential buyers and build a presence and image of South Africa’s diverse sector in India,” the DTI said. According to Thabethe, India’s fast-growing economy is expected to play an important and growing role in the global economy in coming years. “World trade patterns are changing, and trade with India is of growing importance to South Africa,” she said, adding that predictions that India’s economy would recover to its previous high levels in the coming years were good news for South Africa. South Africa’s trade with India has doubled over the last five years, with minerals such as gold, diamonds and platinum, base metals, chemical products and machinery making up the bulk of exports. “India has been one of our top 10 trading partners for the past few years and is now our fifth-largest export destination and sixth-largest source of imports,” Thabethe said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Fertilizer Certification from the Ohio Department of Agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is here. Step 1 – the Fertilizer Applicator law (SB 150), and Step 2 – the western lake Erie application restriction law (SB1). Both are now in effect.You have three years to get certified.If you apply fertilizer to 50 acres or more you must get certified, but you have until September 2017 to do that.If you have a Pesticide License, then you’ll get a letter from ODA telling you when to get fertilizer applicator certified. You will attend a two-hour program.If you don’t have a Pesticide License, but wish to apply fertilizer, you must get certified to apply fertilizer. You will attend a three-hour program.For the new Fertilizer Certification training website: http://NutrientEducation.osu.edu.last_img read more

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North American Edition of Geocacher of the Month: Comment Now

first_imgThe earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoinSometimes continents must choose. Welcome to an all North American edition of Geocacher of the Month. This month we’re introduced to three geocaching community champs from North America. They’re already winners: recognized by their local communities, placers of inventive and well-loved geocaches and all-around advocates for new geocachers to join the adventure.Your comments below help decide who takes home the earned, never-for-sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin. Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the special edition Geocoin, a hat and a profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.iPajero was named the Geocacher of the Month for March for helping unite the geocaching community in South Africa. One comment read, “We’d sum them up as a mix of irrepressible energy, indefatigable commitment to finding caches and a clever impish sense of humour when creating their own caches!”iPajero – Geocachers of the MonthEach of the nominees below is an essential part of the global geocaching community and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, but only one will be the next Geocacher of the Month. A  panel from Geocaching HQ will use your comments, community input and other data to decide the winner. Comment below to tell us who you think should be the April Geocacher of the Month. Comments accepted through through May 28.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform.Share with your Friends:More Nominated by Lilsprinkles67:You can’t help but get caught up in his enthusiasm for geocaching and life itself. He writes the funniest logs in the caches he finds, posts funny pictures of himself, had been known to wear a funny hat, wig, fake teeth, anything that would let people know when Bert is around – things are going to be out of this world fun and surprising.Bert is real active in his community by organizing and participating in teaching geocaching classes, hosts events including CITOs, mentors geocachers, maintains several web pages not only about geocaching but Baytown as a whole. He meets and works with local community leaders about geocaching and has a set of goals to make geocaching better, safer, more fun, train other geocachers in nearby towns to be able to teach geocaching in their communities “pass it on” if you will. zacknmomzacknmom – nominee for Geocacher of the MonthNominated by dakotahillbillies:zacknmom is a well rounded cacher in the Black Hills of South Dakota. You will find her name in about every logbook and more. She is crazy enough to cache at dusk, dawn, at night, in the cold & heat. Because of her drive to geocache, she has made it fun for those of us who cache with here too.zacknmom has been active in geocaching events, CITOs and had events of her own. She has some really fun hiking caches. If a person needs help finding a cache she is always there to lend a hand. The stories she tells are so funny about her adventures! zacknmom takes a lot of pictures so we can enjoy her adventure as if we were there with her. One thing I know for sure, if you hide a cache, she is going to find it. With over 6.600 finds, it would be hard to stump her even if you tried.Baytown BertBaytown Bert – nominee for Geocacher of the Monthcenter_img Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Geocacher of the Month.Write a supportive comment for the nominated geocacher you feel should be awarded the title.hurleyannehurleyanne – nominee for Geocacher of the MonthNominated by Delaronda_Hillbillies:Hurleyanne started caching in July 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was one of a handful of people who started the Saskatoon and Area Geocaching Association in 2011 and has been on the executive since March 2013. This group hosts a 24 [hour] event each year, which includes a midnight “dine and dash”, a pancake breakfast and finishes with a BBQ. Well over 100 cachers attend this event every year and appreciate all the hard work that Hurleyanne and her fellow executive members put into it. In March of 2013 she traveled to California and Arizona to find a number of Route 66 caches by herself. She had such a great time that she returned in March of 2014 with a couple of other cachers from Saskatoon to do the TS trail in Nevada as well as approximately 400 caches on the ET trail. During the month of March she found 2907 caches with her most successful day being March 18th when she found 717 caches. SharePrint RelatedThe Newest Geocacher of the Month is….May 30, 2014In “Community”Announcing the October Geocacher of the MonthDecember 6, 2013In “Community”Announcing the December Geocacher of the MonthFebruary 4, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

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