first_imgYou can travel nearly anywhere in the world and maybe even to space—without ever leaving your neighborhood: Just release a geocaching trackable and watch it move!A trackable is a geocaching game piece that travels from geocache to geocache. By sending a trackable off on a mission, you can see the world through other geocachers’ logs and photos!You can buy trackables and Geocoins with engraved tracking codes at Shop Geocaching and international retailers. But you’re probably wondering what to do with a single tracking code that isn’t attached to an object yet?Just like a normal trackable, you want to activate the code and give your trackable a mission.Next, attach your tracking code to any object of your choosing. You can engrave it, write it in permanent marker, or add a laminated piece of paper.Make sure to include “Trackable at Geocaching.com” on your homemade trackable so that other geocachers know it’s meant to travel from geocache to geocache. Need some inspiration for your own trackable code? We’ve seen trackable pets, cars, stuffed animals, cakes, and even a drum set. Over 650 geocachers have even taken their love of trackables to a whole other, more permanent level – trackable tattoos! Take a look at these trackables for some ideas! Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFive reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News”The difference between SWAG and trackablesMay 12, 2018In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – August 24, 2011August 24, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”center_img 12345<>last_img read more

first_imgIt was one of those days when the script went horribly wrong for the hosts. And in the end, Malaysia beat India 3-1 to retain the gold medal in the badminton team championships at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Friday.Saina Nehwal’s hard fought 24-26, 21-17, 21-14 win over Wong Mew Chew proved to be the only silver lining for the hosts.The Indians got off to a disastrous start when the duo of Jwala Gutta and Velliavetil Diju went down to the Malaysian pair of Koo Kien Keat and Chin Ee Hui 21-14, 10-21, 21-10 in the mixed doubles.Diju-Jwala’s loss virtually killed India’s hopes as the Indian think tank had banked upon this duo to win a point.Jwala and Diju were not at their best in the first game which they lost 14-21. The second game proved to be a different story as Diju got his smashes working. Buoyed by the partisan crowd the Indian pair raised the level of their game to win the second 21-10.However, in the decider it was Koo and Chin who were the sharper pair as they came up with a series of amazing retrievals to seal the final game 21-10.In the second singles, Periapalli Kashyap gave his heart out but had to bow to the experience of the world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.The talented Hyderabadi smashed and dribbled with elan as the crowd got behind him.It was Kashyap who led for major part of the opening game.advertisementTaking the shuttle early, he fooled Lee with his wristy flicks and flat retrievals which caught the Malaysian on the wrong foot.It was only the greater experience of the world No. 1 which saw him prevail in the first game. Realising the fact that his smashes were not working, he slowed down things and resorted to the drop and toss game. These change of tactics caught Kashyap totally by surprise and he went on to lose the game 18- 21.The second game proved to be a one sided affair as Lee stepped up the pace and went on to wrap up the match 21-7.Meanwhile, Saina had to dig deep before overcoming the challenge of Wong Mee Chow.The Malaysian stunned the capacity crowd by winning the opening game 26 24.But the world No. 2 showed her class in the second game when she made Wong move all over the court before scoring with her patent smashes. Despite the best efforts of the Wong it was Saina who won 21-17.The decider saw Saina at her best as she went on to win 21-14.”She (Wong) played very well.Also I felt the drift was affecting my game. But I tightened my game in the second and third games. It was a big relief to win,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: Gabbiadini not suited to my systemby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the sale of Manolo Gabbiadini to Sampdoria was good for all parties.With Saints looking to trim the squad and Gabbiadini a player that has constantly attracted some interest from Serie A clubs, the decision was made to cash in now, free up some space on the wage bill and bring in extra funds.Hasenhuttl said: “If you are a new manager at a new club you get the first experience, first impressions of the player and it seems to me he is a good player with fantastic technique but with this intensive pressing system we try to play, to be honest, it’s not his way of playing.“It was better to find a solution that is better for both sides.“We can’t show him what he wants to see from us and he can’t bring what we want to see from him so it’s better to find a different solution.“I think it’s a good step for him to go back to Italy and I wish him all the best.“He’s a fantastic player and I am sure he can score goals at every club in the world and we go in different ways.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMuzaffarnagar: A man was thrashed by a mob and handed over to police for allegedly harassing a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, police said Wednesday. The incident happened in Khatoli town of the district on Tuesday evening. The man has been arrested after a case registered against him, Station House Officer Santosh Kumar Tyagi said. Meanwhile, security has been tightened in the area after the incident as the man and the woman are from different communities, he said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: India is capable of dealing with any situation, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik said on Friday over incidents of drones from Pakistan airdropping weapons in Punjab. The Indian Army has emerged stronger after fighting terrorism, he said on the sidelines of India Defence and Security Expo (IDSE) 2019, held at IIT-Delhi. According to a recent Punjab Police probe, GPS-fitted drones capable of lifting up to 10 kilograms of weight flew in from Pakistan seven to eight times to airdrop several caches of arms, ammunition and fake currency which were seized in Tarn Taran district. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh It indicated the weapons were to be used for terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. Police officials said it is the first time that drones have been used to drop weapons in Punjab from across the border. “India is capable of dealing with it and there is no issue of concern,” Naik said about the incidents of drones airdropping weapons in Punjab and the country’s defence preparedness. Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day IDSE, he stressed on coupling the ‘Make in India’ initiative with ‘buy in India’ to make the government’s flagship programme successful. “I hope the defence industry is able to create holistic capabilities in various identified disciplines to take our nation towards strategic independence,” he said. Naik said the government is looking at the “big picture” of strategic independence and it can be effectively established only if India can reduce its dependence on imports.last_img read more

first_imgHong Kong: Strife-torn Hong Kong on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of Communist China’s founding with defiant “Day of Grief” protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban on marches and took to the streets. Activists are determined to overshadow Beijing’s festivities, using the anniversary to step up their nearly four months of protests pushing for greater democratic freedoms and police accountability. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Thousands marched through the streets of Hong Kong island on Tuesday afternoon, despite authorities rejecting an application to hold a rally there as police warned people “to leave the scene as soon as possible”. Smaller crowds rallied in a number of other districts with clashes quickly breaking out. In Tsuen Wan, masked protesters used umbrellas and sticks to beat riot officers after they made a series of arrests. The officers retreated into a nearby town hall after they came under a barrage of projectiles. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests In Wong Tai Sin, police fired brief volleys of tear gas against protesters who had blocked nearby roads. The biggest march remained on Hong Kong island, a frequent battlefield between police and protesters where multiple malls and shops remained shuttered for the public holiday. “Three months on and our five demands have yet to be achieved. We need to continue our fight,” a protester, wearing a mask from the cult film and comic book “V for Vendetta”, told AFP. The protests came as lavish celebrations were taking place in Beijing, including a huge military parade through Tiananmen Square under the gaze of China’s strongman President Xi Jinping. Among those watching the parade was Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who has historically low approval ratings at home as public anger boils over Beijing’s increased control of the semi-autonomous city. Millions have hit the streets in record-breaking numbers while hardcore activists have repeatedly clashed with police, in the biggest challenge to China’s rule since the city’s 1997 handover by Britain. In a vivid illustration of the political insecurity now coursing through Hong Kong, city officials watched a morning harbourside flag-raising ceremony from the safety of the nearby convention centre. Since the 1997 handover, officials had always attended the ceremony outside, even during torrential downpours. But popular protests that erupted in June have made it increasingly risky for officials to appear in public. A flag-raising ceremony on July 1 — the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover — was also watched from indoors as protesters flooded the streets and later laid siege to the city’s legislature. Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung delivered an address in which he praised China’s development over the last 70 years. But he said officials recognised they needed “new thinking to try to address deep-rooted problems” in Hong Kong. Throughout the morning police ramped up security checks and conducted frequent stop and searches while authorities announced the closure of a dozen subway stations. But the measures did little to halt crowds appearing in the afternoon. Rival pro-China rallies were also held. In the morning, a crowd of some 50 people waved flags and chanted “Long live the motherland!” “We are Chinese and the whole nation is celebrating,” Kitty Chan, 30, told AFP. Hong Kong’s protests were initially sparked by a now scrapped plan to allow extraditions to the mainland but have since snowballed into a much wider movement of popular anger against city leaders and Beijing. Among the demands made by protesters is an inquiry into the police, an amnesty for the more than 1,500 people arrested and universal suffrage — all of which have been rejected by Beijing and Lam.last_img read more

first_imgMUMBAI/DHAKA: From Kathmandu to Colombo, it’s a kitchen nightmare: Onion prices have gone crazy. That’s because India, the world’s biggest seller of the Asian diet staple, has banned exports after extended Monsoon downpours delayed harvests and supplies shrivelled. And dedicated buyers across the region, like Nepalese housewife Seema Pokharel, are flummoxed. “This is a terrible increase,” said Pokharel, out shopping for vegetables in Kathmandu. “Onion prices have more than doubled in the last month alone.” Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraWhether it’s Pakistani chicken curry, Bangladeshi biryani or Indian sambar, Asian consumers have developed a serious dependence on Indian onion supplies for go-to dishes. Shorter shipment times than from rival exporters like China or Egypt play a crucial role in preserving the taste of the perishable commodity. But last Sunday New Delhi banned all exports from India after local prices jumped to 4,500 rupees ($63.30) per 100 kg, their highest in nearly six years, due to the delay in summer-sown crop arrivals triggered by longer, heavier rains than usual. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysSince the ban, countries such as Bangladesh have turned to the likes of Myanmar, Egypt, Turkey and China to increase supplies in a bid bring prices down, government officials and traders said. But the hefty volumes lost will be hard to replace. India exported 2.2 million tonnes of fresh onions in the 2018/19 fiscal year ended March 31, according to data from India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. That’s more than half of all imports by Asian countries, traders estimate. Rising prices of alternative supplies will add to the headache for importers trying to get the vegetable from elsewhere, said Mohammad Idris, a trader based in Dhaka. In the Bangladesh capital, consumers are now being asked to pay 120 taka ($1.42) per kilogramme for their prized onions – twice the price a fortnight ago and the highest since December, 2013. “Prices are going up elsewhere in Asia and Europe,” said Idris. “Other exporting countries are taking advantage of the Indian ban” to raise their asking price. In response to the crisis, the government of Bangladesh has initiated sales of subsidised onions through the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB). “We are looking for all possible options to import onions. Our target is to import in the shortest possible time,” said TCB spokesman Humayun Kabir. But the shipments from elsewhere – Iran and Turkey are also potential suppliers – that authorities in countries across the region are investigating will all take time. “It takes one month when it comes from Egypt and about 25 days from China, while it takes only a few days from India,” said Dhaka trader Idris. The need for alternative imports is so severe, though, that countries like Sri Lanka have already placed orders with Egypt and China, said G Rajendran, president of the Essential Food Commodities, Importers and Traders Association. Onion prices in Sri Lanka have risen by 50 per cent in a week, to 280-300 Sri Lankan rupees ($1.7) per kilogramme. For other countries, there may be little option but to sit tight and hope for the best. Malaysia, the second-biggest buyer of Indian onions, expects the ban to be temporary and sees no reason to panic, said Sim Tze Tzin, deputy minister of agriculture. But even India has been importing onions from Egypt in an effort to calm prices. And there won’t be any meaningful drop in prices before summer-sown crops start to hit the market, said Ajit Shah, president of the Mumbai-based Onion Exporters’ Association. That’s not expected until mid-November, meaning the export ban isn’t going away in the near term. “India could resume exports once prices drop, but it will take time,” said Shah. “Until India resumes exports, supplies will remain limited in Asia.” For now, consumers like Kathmandu shopper Pokharel are having to change habits across Asia. “I went to buy 5 kilogrammes of onions for our five-member family but ended up buying only 3 kilogrammes due to higher prices,” said Afroza Mimi, a Dhaka housewife on a shopping expedition the day after India imposed the export ban. “They (traders) are selling old stock nearly at double the price. This is crazy.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: India on Thursday said foreign firms in the e-commerce sector should not use the platform for indulging in predatory pricing and getting into deep discounting to force small retailers out of business. Speaking at the India Economic Forum here, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said the e-commerce platform is not expected to become a platform either for predatory pricing or to use muscle power of large capital at low volumes available which allows companies to source cheap, get economies of scale in sourcing and maybe offer discounts which in some sense throw out small retail out of business. We are very clear about it . Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThese remarks assume significance as concerns were raised by the government and small traders over circumventing norms related to FDI in e-commerce by certain e-retail companies in the sector. Goyal said that he held a series of meetings with both Indian and foreign players, including from the US, in the e-commerce sector to understand their issues. He said that there has been absolutely no change in India’s stance as far as e-commerce is concerned and in fact, India provides a very stable and predictable regulatory framework. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”India is very clear, considering our domestic political compulsions and having about 120-130 million people dependent on small retail which is about 50-60 million small retail shops through the length and breadth of the country providing employment, which means effectively addressing the lives of nearly half the population of the country. This small retail is a very sensitive subject,” he said. He said that his party BJP is very clear that it cannot let small retail die and therefore it has restricted FDI in the multibrand retail sector at 49 per cent. E-commerce is expected to be an agnostic platform. It’s a platform for trading and a platform which provides opportunities to buyers and sellers in an agnostic fashion to work together, he said. I’ve repeated it on more than one occasion, please don’t go to super smart chartered accountants or lawyers who misguide you and help you stay within the letter of the law but very often don’t let you recognise the spirit of the law. I’m again and again trying to explain to everybody that the spirit of Indian law is protecting small retail and I think every country in the world would like to protect employment, work and livelihoods of their people, he said. Goyal added that in that spirit, the government welcomes all e-commerce companies to India to work as an agnostic platform for people to trade-in. Don’t become the principal player directly or indirectly or through structured formats. Don’t try to look at structures which can fall within the ambit of the law but in some sense break the spirit of the law. That is the clear position of the government and it will remain so. We have been clear about it for decades as far as the BJP is concerned, he said. Speaking at the session, US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross said they understand the political sensitivity of small retailers, farmers and other groups. I think it’s a question of how rapidly things change. If a hundred years from now, India still has as many small retailers as now, it would have held back the growth of the country immensely.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI approached the Supreme Court Friday challenging the grant of anticipatory bail to senior West Bengal cadre IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. The agency has filed an appeal in the apex court against the October 1 order of the high court which had granted him the relief saying it was not an appropriate case for custodial interrogation. The Saradha group of companies allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of Rs 2,500 crore, promising higher rates of return on their investments. The IPS officer was part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the West Bengal government to investigate the scam, before the Supreme Court handed over the case to the CBI in 2014, along with other chit fund cases. The Saradha chit fund scam was unearthed in 2013 during Kumar’s tenure as the Bidhannagar Police commissioner.last_img read more