Week 6 power rankings: Raiders at No. 31, 49ers No. 32

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Sizing up the NFL as Week 6 begins (Hint if you’re a fan of Bay Area teams, you’ll have to look at this upside down):1. Kansas City (5-0)Can we just fast forward to Nov. 19 when the Chiefs face the Rams in Mexico City? In the meantime, can Pat Mahomes win on Tom Brady’s turf? Last week: 1 Next: at New England2. L.A. Rams (5-0)Rams …last_img

“You have to be odd to be number one” — First of each geocache type

first_img“You have to be odd to be number one”— Dr. SeussThe first to be something, now that’s something. Although a few of these geocaches are open for a spirited discussion, we’re fairly confident these are the “firsts” for each geocache type. Keep in mind that in the early days of geocaching, it was easier to change cache types after publication. Nevertheless, these geocaches should be fairly “pure”. Check out our list:First Traditional GeocacheThe Original StashGCFMay 3, 2000Oregon, USADave Ulmer’s original description restored from the sci.geo.satellite-nav newsgroup.Dave Ulmer at location of The Original Stash when the tribute plaque was installedFirst Mystery CacheOctopus GardenGC70October 30, 2000North Carolina, USAThe reason for the name of the Mystery CacheThe contents found in the first Mystery CacheFirst Multi-CacheTour of Stone MountainGC1EJune 11, 2000Georgia, USAAnd here it was, deep in the woods of GeorgiaNice use of the ammo can for the world’s first Multi-CacheFirst Virtual CacheRift ValleyGC536/15/2000 (The user carved his initials in a tree, years prior and listed it as a virtual cache in September of 2000, backdating to June of 2000. It’s possible that “Virtual Dublin” GC60 may be the true first.)Kenya Driving to the world’s first Virtual Cache in KenyaVirtually amazing?First Letterbox HybridOpen Space 6GC1901/15/2001 (This one is the most difficult to confirm. GC2D is the oldest Letterbox Hybrid in the database, but it was never found. It’s possible it was changed to a Letterbox Hybrid after the fact.)New Mexico, USAEn route to the Letterbox HybridEn route to the Letterbox Hybrid SharePrint Related First Event CacheAustin Geocachers Happy HourGC389March 24, 2001Texas, USAThe first Event Cache was a rousing successFirst Webcam CacheHouston Webcam Cache #1GC21DFOctober 11, 2001Texas, USARemember dial-up modems and websites that looked like this?Webcam image. No bull.First Locationless CachePlease Donate Blood CacheGC1C90September 12, 2001Locationless—duh! Blood, sweat, and cache<3First Cache In Trash Out® (CITO)Earth Day Cleanup at Raccoon Creek ParkGCE2F1April 26, 2003Pennsylvania, USAThe original CITO gangThat is a successful haul for a CITOFirst EarthCacheEarthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp HeadGCHFT2January 10, 2004 (other EarthCaches have earlier GC codes, but they were retroactively changed to EarthCaches from other cache types)New South Wales, AustraliaThis EarthCache rocks!Get one with nature with an EarthCacheFirst Mega-Event CacheGeoWoodstock 4GCRRC6May 27, 2006Texas, USAThe first ever Mega-Event had great weatherIf you were at the first Mega-Event, you remember these guysFirst WherigoWhere I went, HugoGC18FP7January 9, 2008London, UKYOU SHALL MAYBE PASSWhereveryougo, sign that logbook!First Giga-EventProject MUNICH2014 – Mia san Giga!GC4K089August 16, 2014Bayern, GermanySetting up for the GIGA!People from all over Europe and the worldGood fun for everyoneWhat do you think of our list? Do you know of geocaches that may qualify as “geocaching firsts”?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Women and Musicians Urged to Remain Positive Influences

first_imgYouth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging the nation’s two most influential stakeholders, women and musicians, to remain steadfast as positive influences both locally and globally, while dismissing issues detracting from this course.“Our mission, that must be accomplished, must transcend personal agendas for the upliftment of all our people. We must ridicule personal vengefulness and, at all times, we must ensure that we are our sisters’ and our brothers’ keepers,” the Minister asserts.She was addressing over 400 participants from some 30 nations at the closing ceremony for the International Women’s Forum World Cornerstone Conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James, on May 31.[RELATED: Creative Expressions Can Unlock Wealth – PM]Noting the impact of Jamaica’s music globally, Ms. Hanna said the country’s musicians and its women must accept and understand that they are the “revolution and the transformation” and that, as a nation “we have the same empathy of purpose that gives us the same shared experiences’.“Our journey as a people has been blessed through a strength of purpose, that we are the founders of our own destiny. The music helped to create a momentum that drove political leaders to focus on the realities of people’s lives,” she pointed out.The Minister informed that through music, Jamaica advanced a wave of radicalism that confronted global powers in a manner that still befuddles many.“We were the first to boldly enter the halls of the United Nations and lobby against the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Emboldened by the music, we promoted democracy in Zimbabwe, and supported Fidel Castro in his revolution in Cuba and the Cuban involvement in the war in Angola,” she outlined.Ms. Hanna pointed out that as the world currently seeks to transition from a confrontational setting to more harmonious co-existence, “we in Jamaica are at a crossroads.”“Today, the reality is that we can transform the world in minutes … with vision. Our music is expected to be the platform on which the world will build its future generation of power. Today when you hear the music of Jamaica … you are not just listening to scintillating rhythmic combinations and melodies; our music is about mobilizing and in most instances, a call to action,” Ms. Hanna said.Contact: Glenis A. Roselast_img read more

Tough and resilient people make isolated Manitoba community home

first_imgCHURCHILL, Man. – Florence Hamilton’s ancestors once followed the caribou across the Arctic tundra.That was before the federal government forcefully relocated the Sayisi Dene to barren land outside Churchill, Man., in 1956.By 1973, 117 of the more than 250 people who were moved had died, and most of those still alive moved west to Tadoule Lake, where they still live today.Hamilton’s family decided to stay in Churchill on the shore of Hudson Bay.When the community’s top employer, the port, closed in 2016, Hamilton, 49, decided to stay.When the only rail line was washed out the following year and isolated the community, many people moved south. Hamilton decided to stay.“I am going to be the last person standing. I am not going anywhere. It doesn’t matter how bad it gets here, I am not going anywhere. It’s my home,” she says.“It’s where I grew up and my family is here. All my stories are here.”Churchill’s history long predates Confederation and many locals are directly connected to the beginning days of the fur trade. Over the decades the population has fluctuated. There were more than 6,000 people when a Cold-War-era airbase was in operation. Now the town is home to about 800, depending on the season.The population has steadily declined since Churchill became a fly-in community more than a year ago when rail service was cut off. Jobs are more scarce and everything from food to fuel costs more because it has to be flown in.Excited barking echoes off a property just outside town where Dave Daley, owner of dog-sled company Wapusk Adventures and president of the Churchill Chamber of Commerce, feeds his pack.Dog food was about $600 a pallet when it came by rail. Now he’s paying more than $2,400.“If everyone moves south because it’s too expensive to live up here, then what’s going to happen to our north?” Daley asks.“We are the caretakers of our north. We are northerners. We are born and raised here. I’m third generation Churchill. My kids are fourth generation and my grandchildren are fifth generation.”Despite the current challenges, Daley believes Churchill will thrive again.“We are a hopeful bunch up here. We are tough and resilient.”Philip DaSilva had just finished a months-long dog-sled journey when his phone lit up with messages in May. His family’s business, Gypsy’s Bakery, a mainstay in Churchill, had been destroyed by fire.“A lot of people said it was like the information hub of Churchill. If you needed to know what was going on, an event or this or that, call Gypsy’s,” DaSilva says from behind the bar at the Tundra Inn and Pub where he works most nights of the week.Originally from Portugal, DaSilva’s family first settled in Montreal. When he was 11 years old they decided to relocate to the remote Manitoba community.It gave him more freedom and a unique childhood.“If I wanted to cross the street in Montreal, my mom would keep an eye on me and I couldn’t go further than a block that way or a block that way. And then I get here and, ‘Here’s a four-wheeler. Here’s a shotgun. Dinner’s at 7 p.m.. See you later,’” DaSilva says with a laugh.“It was like moving to a bigger place than Montreal. I could go anywhere I wanted and didn’t have to have anyone looking after you. Everyone looks after each other.”The family hasn’t decided whether to sell the bakery property or rebuild. It depends on the rail line’s repair.There’s another sector of the population of the small community: recent immigrants, researchers and backpackers searching for adventure. Many workers are transient, only coming during the busy season, but some find a home.Claudia Grill moved from Austria to Churchill to work on a PhD project studying the interaction between humans and the Arctic environment.She was only supposed to be there a year, but Grill decided to stay.“When I first got here, it felt like I was on a completely different planet compared to the rolling hills of Austria,” she says, pointing to Hudson Bay filled with beluga whales.“I care about the place. I’m not just here to stay for two more years or three more years.“I want to be here for a long time.”last_img read more