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  • Father, son remanded on $2.2M narco-trafficking charge

    first_imgA North Ruimveldt, Georgetown father and his son, who are accused of trafficking more than $2 million worth of cannabis were on Thursday remanded to prison.The duo appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Orwin Battlefield, 53, and his 28-year-old son, Quincy Charles, are accused of trafficking four kilograms of cannabis on November 19, 2018 at North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the men’s home was searched by Police and the drugs were discovered hidden in a plastic bucket.The prosecution is contending that at the time of discovery Charles reportedly admitted to ownership of the drug.The men, who were both represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron, were remanded to prison. The case will continue on December 10, 2018.last_img read more

  • OIl and Gas Rights Sale

    first_imgIt generated only about 50 percent of the record 441 million dollars in bonus bids last month but, yesterday’s BC oil and gas rights sale was still another big one and, keeps the province on pace for another calendar year record.The total was nearly 213 and half million dollars paid, for 89 of 99 parcels offered.They covered nearly 59 thousand hectares bringing the average price per hectare, to about 36 hundred dollars second only to last month’s record, of more than nine thousand.- Advertisement -The June sale also pushes the calendar year-to-date total, to more than 970 million dollars.With half the year left, that’s already less than 50 million dollars, from the 2007 calendar year record, of one point two billion.last_img read more

  • France 19-16 Scotland: Les Bleus edge final World Cup warm-up clash

    first_imgA scrappy Scotland side were denied a snatch-and-grab win in Paris after France stormed back to claim a 19-16 win in both side’s final match before the World Cup.Vern Cotter’s men where erratic at the vital moments for most of the opening hour but a moment of class from skipper Greig Laidlaw set up Tommy Seymour to score.However, the Scots could not claim their first win at the Stade de France since 1999, as Philippe Saint-Andre’s team finally breached the visitors’ solid defence with Noa Nakaitaci’s late touchdown.Scotland started 2015 with six straight defeats, but after finally injecting some much-needed momentum into their tournament preparations with back-to-back wins over Italy, they were keen to keep the feel-good factor rolling against Les Bleus.However, a head knock to prop Al Dickinson forced the visitors into an early rethink as Gordon Reid was thrown on after just six minutes.Three kicks from skipper Laidlaw edged out two from Frederic Michalak to give the Scots a 9-6 half-time lead.But the away side could not keep their discipline as the second half got under way and Michalak once again tied things up with another penalty and the hosts took the lead for the first time when long-range specialist Scott Spedding squeezed a penalty over from inside his own half.However, Laidlaw then came up with a stunning sucker punch as the Scots stormed back in front after 62 minutes.Spotting a gaping hole on the left-hand side of the Les Bleus defence, the scrum-half fired a perfect kick over the top and watched with joy as Tommy Seymour beat Spedding to the ball after using his soccer skills to good effect as he dribbled round the full-back’s tackle, leaving him to jog in for the score. Laidlaw added the extras.But the French were in no mood to lie down and poured forward. The pressure was too much for David Denton, who left Scotland a man down for the final ten minutes when he was sin-binned for a cynical foul on Bastareaud.And with the extra man, Saint-Andre’s men could not be stopped as Noa Nakaitaci combined passes with Remi Tales before storming over for the winner, converted by substitute Morgan Parra. Noa Nakaitaci’s late try sealed victory for France against Scotland 1last_img read more

  • FANAD MAN WOULD NOT HAVE DIED IF SAFETY PIN WAS ON DIGGER COURT TOLD

    first_imgAn inspector from the Health and Safety Authority has told a court that a Fanad man would not have died if a pin intended to be fitted on a digger had been in place.Mr Greg Murphy was giving evidence in the case of Owen Curran, a building site foreman facing three charges of negligence surrounding the death of fellow worker Francie Callaghan in Co Donegal in January 2007.Mr Callaghan was killed when he was struck on the back by a digger bucket at Forquar, Milford. Curran, 67, of Lower Dore, Bunbeg has pleaded not guilty to the charges under the Safety and Health Act of 2005.Another man Dermot Boyce, the driver of the digger which killed Mr Callaghan of Shanagh, Fanad,has already pleaded guilty to other related charges.Safety expert Mr Murphy told Letterkenny Circuit Court that the digger being used to lift huge 875kg concrete manhole covers should never have been used.Defence Barrister Peter Nolan said a case should never have been brought against site foreman Curran as the digger driver had already pleaded guilty various offences and claimed the case was an afterthought by the HSA. “If a person is killed because they are driving while drunk around a bend at 80mph then we cannot blame the designer of the road.“We must apply the same common sense here. The reason Mr Callaghan was killed, is not because of Mr Curran’s actions but because Mr Boyce did not have the proper pin inserted into the arm of the digger,” he said.However prosecuting barrister Patricia McLoughlin said the accused was responsible for devising the system of work which meant the dead man had to be under the digger bucket to help lift the huge manhole.“If bucket fell and nobody was below it we would not be here today. But the fact is that the system of work in lace led him to being struck by the bucket and not being here today.“Mr Curran with his experience knew that – and it was he who devised the system of work? He says he was in charge of running of the site,” she said. Judge Rory McCabe said he will give his summing up tomorrow and will send out the jury to reach a verdict.EndsFANAD MAN WOULD NOT HAVE DIED IF SAFETY PIN WAS ON DIGGER COURT TOLD was last modified: May 5th, 2011 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)last_img read more

  • SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALS

    first_imgBronagh and Oisin Sheridan from Letterkenny with their gold medals from the community games swimming finals in Ballyshannon.Bronagh will represent Donegal in the U-13 4×25 freestyle relay and Oisin the u10 backstroke.Both swim with the Swilly Seals Letterkenny.  SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALS was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALSlast_img read more

  • BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AGAIN AS NEW WEEK OF STORMS ON THE WAY

    first_imgA NEW set of storms will hit Donegal next week bringing more misery for families across the county.Met Eireann, BBC in the North and online sites say we’re not out of the woods yet.And there are more wind storms on the way – with one potentially coming from the North West, and bringing snow, possible by next weekend. Today will see any overnight sleet changing to rain, then it will become quite mild again with strong southerly winds 70-110 km/hr.“This is not as likely to become a severe event, although windy enough,” said Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online.He says Monday and Tuesday will remain unsettled with falling temperatures, near 8 C by mid-day Monday and 6 C on Tuesday (New Year’s Eve). By midnight NYE the conditions may be quite bracing and wintry or mixed showers are possible.New Year’s Day will be chilly and showery with potential for some wintry showers mixed in, temperatures in the 1-5 C range. Said O’Donnell: “The outlook remains uncertain as model guidance gets rather scattered, one theme is a continual parade of windy fronts and near normal temperatures, another is for gradual cooling as northern blocking develops.“Probably the outcome will be some mixture of these with increasing chances of snow into mid-January. I don’t think we are necessarily out of the woods in terms of further windstorms either, but the next one (which could develop some time around 2-4 Jan) is likely to come at Ireland from the west-north-west and involve a windshift from WSW to NNW winds.“That could open up different areas of the north to strong winds, and result in wintry showers during the windstorm.” BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AGAIN AS NEW WEEK OF STORMS ON THE WAY was last modified: December 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES AGAIN AS NEW WEEK OF STORMS ON THE WAYdonegalstormstormsweatherlast_img read more

  • Battle of the strugglers as Villa welcome Newcastle United to Villa park

    first_img Tags: Aston VillaNewcastle Unitedpremier league Aston Villa have not defeated Newcastle United in any of their last six league home meetings. (PHOTO/SkySport)Aston Villa vs Newcastle UnitedVilla Park, BirminghamMonday, 25-11-2019 @11pmRef: Lee MasonJack Grealish is set to skipper the Aston Villa side in their Premier League home clash with Newcastle on Monday after four weeks out with a calf injury. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also likely to play after missing the defeat to Wolves last time out with a calf problem, but deputy Jed Steer is out for up to four months with a partial tear in his Achilles. Defenders Bjorn Engels and Matt Targett should also figure after overcoming a hip injury and concussion respectively, but winger Jota (hernia) and striker Keinan Davis (hamstring) are not ready to return.Newcastle are hoping Ciaran Clark is passed fit to face his former club after already seeing captain Jamaal Lascelles ruled out until the new year. Lascelles has fractured his tibia and faces several weeks out, while Clark reported back from Republic of Ireland duty carrying a knock. Florian Lejeuene and Fabian Schar are back in training and could provide the defensive cavalry but Sean Longstaff completes a three-game ban and Matt Ritchie is still out with longstanding ankle trouble.Aston Villa are winless in six home league games against Newcastle, with the last two top-flight meetings at Villa Park finishing 0-0. Newcastle are unbeaten in 12 league meetings since a 1-0 away defeat in April 2011 (W6, D6). The Magpies haven’t conceded more than once in any of their past 16 league fixtures against Villa, keeping seven clean sheets.Aston Villa have suffered three straight league defeats in the same season for the first time since a run of five in February 2017. Sixteen of the 20 goals conceded by Villa this season have come after half-time, costing them 11 points. Dean Smith’s side have gone seven league matches without a clean sheet and had the division’s fourth worst defensive record ahead of the latest round of fixtures. Their only victory in the past 17 Premier League matches played on a Monday was 6-1 at home to Sunderland in April 2013. Winger Trezeguet could become the first Villa player to score in three consecutive Premier League matches since Tom Cleverley in May 2015.Newcastle are looking to win three league matches in a row for the first time since November 2018. They’ve not won back-to-back away games in the Premier League since January 2018. They have 15 points after 12 league matches, six more than at the same stage last season under Rafael Benitez. Newcastle could score multiple goals in three successive Premier League matches for the first time since a run of five from September to October 2013. Seven of Newcastle’s past nine league goals have been scored by defenders. The Magpies have lost 12 of their last 15 Premier League games played on a Monday. All 15 fixtures were away from home. Steve Bruce is winless in his last three competitive games against sides he previously managed, most recently losing 3-1 against Aston Villa in April while in charge of Sheffield Wednesday.Comments last_img read more

  • Pavement Bookworm ‘just wants to tell stories’

    first_imgPhilani Dladla is a well-known feature of Joburg’s streets. The Pavement Bookworm reads books and gives reviews to passers-by. If they like the review, they buy the book. This way, he pays rent and buys food. But his bigger goal is promoting literacy among children. Philani Dladla, also known as the Pavement Bookworm, has used his love for books to lift himself out of homelessness. He now sells enough books to rent a flat in the city centre of Johannesburg. (Image: Tebogo Malope, Youtube) • Johanna Mukoki: ‘I am an entrepreneur’ • Small-scale farms grow African women’s income • Nontsikelelo Qwelane is a born teacher • Mam’ Khanyi rescues Hillbrow’s forgotten children • Jerome Slim Du Plooy cares about making a difference Shamin ChibbaWalk along Gleneagles Road in Greenside and you will find Johannesburg’s trendiest people having sundowners at one of the bars or restaurants that line the street. Look closely and you will find, among the bustle, a lone figure clutching a handful of books.Philani Dladla is a roadside bookseller who meets all his customers outside Doppio Zero restaurant. Known to locals as the Pavement Bookworm, he has become a common feature of Johannesburg’s cityscape. “I have made friends with my customers and know what kind of books they read,” he says. “These days people are very generous; they support with book donations so I don’t [have to] buy books from a place in Doornfontein.”Until early 2014, Dladla operated on Empire Road, where many motorists and passers-by got to hear of the stories he was reading. “I would tell them, ‘Hey, this is a very good John Grisham book. It’s about a [man] who double-crossed his business partners.’ They would say, ‘How do you know so much about books? Why don’t you sell them?’ And I would say, ‘No, I value these books. I’m just here to tell you what is in these books.’”But eventually he saw the return he would get if he sold his books, and today he has formed strong bonds with his customers and earns enough to pay for food, clothes and rent for a flat in Joubert Park, in Johannesburg’s city centre. He is also involved in a community reading project. He started a club at Lepeng Pre-Primary School in the Johannesburg CBD, reading to 55 children.WATCH: Part one of an interview with the Pavement Bookworm by Tebogo Malope On a typical day, he receives calls from any number of customers wanting to buy books from him. He arranges a time, preferably early in the morning, to meet in Greenside. With only the requested books in tow, he takes a taxi from the city centre to Gleneagles Road and waits for his customers. “I know my people. I get in here and wait for them. After half-past-nine if they don’t come I just go back home, prepare my stories for the day that I’m going to be reading for my kids and go in the afternoon and read for them.”Currently involved in the production of a children’s magazine that looks to encourage children across South Africa to read, Dladla has found a confidant in Leizl Eykelhof, a freelance journalist who is working on the magazine with him. They first met when Eykelhof was working on the Nali’bali literacy campaign. “He is a great ambassador for children’s reading and literacy,” she says. “I feel there are a lot of children in South Africa [who] don’t read books. And it’s been shown that when a child grows up with books, they have a much better chance at getting further in life.” Love affair with booksDladla’s love of books began on his 12th birthday. Joseph Castlyne, his mother’s boss at the clinic where she worked, gave Dladla a copy of The Last White Parliament by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert. It is a personal account of Slabbert’s time as opposition leader in parliament during South Africa’s apartheid years.Castlyne made a deal with Dladla on that day. “He promised me that if I could read that book and tell him about it he would buy me another one. That’s what kept me reading.”It was the moment that started his love affair with books. When Castlyne died in 1998, he left 500 books for Dladla.In recent months, local and international media have been latching on to Dladla’s inspiring story. However, there are more elements to his tale. His life has been tumultuous and it has taken him from an abusive home in idyllic Port Shepstone to the dark streets of Johannesburg.WATCH: Part two of Tebogo Malope’s interview with the Pavement Bookworm Familiar to hostilityWhen Dladla speaks, he has the habit of looking down at his lap. Perhaps it is to hide the scar on his forehead. Towards the end of 2014, he became the victim of numerous beatings by homeless people he once thought were his friends – prompting him to move business from Empire Street to Greenside. “They would say, ‘You think you are better than us.’ I fear the next beating I get will be my last,” he says, echoing what the thugs told him.Though Johannesburg’s streets have been unkind to him, Dladla is no stranger to hostility. If anything, it has made him stronger. He grew up in the rural Oshabeni village in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal. His father regularly beat him and his two younger brothers.“I don’t remember one thing I learned from that man. The only thing I learned from him was pain. He liked his seven dogs more than he liked us.” His mother was forced to take on the fatherly role, singlehandedly raising her sons. “The baddest guy”As an adolescent, Dladla took the frustrations from home to school, where he became a bully. He beat up other schoolchildren and took their lunch. He even began drinking and smoking just so he could be “one of the cool guys”. “It was nice to be a bully because girls liked us. I wanted to be the baddest [sic] guy.”He was expelled from school and in 2005 was sent to a further education and training college to take up a vocational course. But this only exacerbated his unruly behaviour. “I wanted to impress these others guys at college. I started smoking weed, drinking and bunking class.”Things turned awry when, in one violent incident, he was stabbed in the chest. “That’s when I lost my mom’s hard-earned savings,” he says. The hospital bills piled up: “The wound turned septic. It took more than two months to heal.”He never went back to complete his schooling. “When I was discharged from hospital, people from my community started laughing at me. They would say, ‘Hey you see what happened to that guy next door? That boy is naughty. I don’t want him anywhere near my child.’”Having lost the opportunity to be educated and ostracised by his community in Oshabeni, Dladla thought the only way out was death. “I tried hanging myself,” he says.But after kicking the chair from underneath his feet, he realised he could not bear the pain. He began struggling. “I couldn’t scream,” he recalls. His brother found him and put the chair under his feet and cut the rope.He tried killing himself several times after that: by overdosing on pills and even jumping in front of a moving car. Tired of these antics, his mother decided to send him to Johannesburg to find a job and survive on his own. It was to lead to his redemption.WATCH: Philani Dladla’s talk at TEDx Johannesburg The city of goldDladla’s move to Johannesburg in 2008 did not bring immediate change to the young man; rather, his transformation was slow and painful. At first he was a waiter at Gramadoelas, a popular restaurant until its closure in 2013.A year later, he got a job as a care worker at the Johannesburg Association for the Aged. He bought drugs with his earnings, experimenting with everything from crack and cocaine to crystal meth. He started skipping work because he was too high. He found he was not getting paid enough to fund his habit. Eventually, in 2011, he was on the streets after failing to pay the rent.Going back to his mother’s home was not an option; he would rather perish on the street, he admits. “There were so many guys dying on the street so my hope was that I would smoke until I died.”He started sleeping under Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, a spot where many homeless people find small comfort. Despite his dire circumstances, Dladla never resorted to begging. “I have never been a beggar. I still wanted to make money and give people value for their money.”A turning point came in 2012, when he saw how homeless people were treated like “rubbish bins”, given old clothes and stale food. He decided to take control of his life and tackled his drug addiction first. At the same time, he started selling books on the side of the road. “I thought of telling people of how good those stories are. People wanted to keep those books. And they could tell I was without a home because they could smell I was stinking.”Using the money he made, he would buy instant soup packs and bread to give to the homeless people he lived with under the bridge. Death threatsThe death threats came after Dladla cleaned up his life. “Up until today, I get robbed and beaten at least twice a month. They going to wait for me to be happy again then beat me up again. Like when they take my phone, they won’t beat me until I get a phone again.”While doing one interview for a TV magazine show, homeless men with whom he had stayed under the bridge and for whom he had bought soup and bread threatened to kill him. He and the crew had to flee for their lives when the men started throwing stones at them.To avoid being beaten or killed, Dladla has decided to move back to his home in KwaZulu-Natal until “things quieten down”.He is sad to leave behind the children at the pre-school after he has created such a strong bond with them. He is even looking into starting a non-profit organisation that will take care of the children and provide them with bursaries. “Even if these thugs can rob and kill me before I go home, at least these kids will have something to remember me,” Dladla says.You can donate books to Philani Dladla through pavementbookworm.co.za.last_img read more

  • Space age crop production on planet Earth

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peter Ling and Mary WicksGrowing crops in a completely controlled environment would appear to address many of the challenges farmers face from variability in temperature and rainfall to infestations of insects and weeds. However, replicating the “bioregenerative support system” that is Earth, is not easy. As engineers and scientists work to create such a system that would allow for long-term space travel or living, they are developing technologies that are being used to increase crop production at home. What is needed for a bioregenerative support system?This artificial ecosystem needs to provide everything required by humans to sustain life. Plants are the crucial component. They produce the oxygen we breathe, assimilate the carbon dioxide we exhale, transpire the water that can be collected for drinking and other uses, and process wastewater and absorb nutrients through their rootzone. Finally, as a result of all these functions, plants produce the food and fiber we need. High tech crop productionMany of the techniques and tools created for growing crops in space have been adopted to address the Earth-bound challenges of feeding a growing population, minimizing use of water and other resources, and protecting the environment. Two technologies considered to have high potential to meet these needs are plant health monitoring and vertical farming, which are often used in combination.Instruments that can quickly and/or remotely monitor the growing environment as well as plant response allow for early intervention that can significantly improve crop performance. In greenhouse production, sensors that detect real time changes in temperature, humidity, light level, or CO2 concentration can be coupled with controllers that auto correct these environmental factors to optimize plant growth. Drones equipped with sensors that detect variations in light wavelengths emitted or reflected by a crop can be used in a greenhouse or field to help identify early signs of disease, insect infestations, or other stressors. Similarly, monitoring changes in plants’ responses to the environment, such as changes in photosynthetic or respiration rates, can help minimize production losses.Vertical farming allows for significant crop production within a small footprint and with reduced water needs. It can utilize soil, hydroponic or aeroponic methods and can be adapted for challenging environments such as deserts or cities. Companies are developing vertical growing systems that can be incorporated into high-rise office or apartment buildings as well as into small modular farms that allow for easy transport and scaled-up. Looking to the futureCurrent research is focused on improving the efficiency of growing systems. It includes optimizing resource utilization and nutrient recycling, and methods that allow spacing requirements to vary throughout the growth cycle. As new technologies for bioregenerative support systems in space are developed, crop production on Earth will continue to benefit. Dr. Peter Ling is an Associate Professor and Mary H. Wicks is a Program Coordinator in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering of The Ohio State University. E-mail: ling.23@osu.edu; wicks.14@osu.edu. Phone: (330)202-3533. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

  • Ain’t No Mystery: Use the Geocaching Intro app to find Mystery Caches this Pi Day

    first_imgShare with your Friends:More This team was recently tasked with making the experience of finding a Mystery Cache a bit more, well, rational—and all in time for you to earn the 3.14.15 Pi Day souvenir. I sat down with Mobile UX Designer Michelle Li (Username: BlueSpaceMonkey) and UI Designer Abby Deering (Username: Abbydeer) to learn how they took the mystery out of Mystery Caches in the Geocaching Intro app.What was the biggest challenge in designing Mystery Caches for the free Geocaching app?Mystery Caches are a complex type of geocache. One of the biggest changes we were faced with was making Mystery Caches easy to use for geocachers and coming up with a design solution that works with all the different types of Mystery Caches.The new Waypoint Manager in the Geocaching Intro app makes it easier than ever to add and keep track of coordinates to a geocache.What about the new design are you most excited to share with the community?We are really excited that we’ve found a design solution that works with all the different types of Mystery Caches (there are so many different versions!). We feel like we were able to eliminate a barrier that previously made it difficult to enter your answer. We’re excited that we removed a challenge in the tool, leaving the challenge where it should be: in solving the Mystery. And we hope this means more geocachers will now give Mystery Caches a try!How have your designs made finding Mystery Caches easier?We’ve made the ability to add Solved coordinates and edit waypoints easier and more manageable for all different kinds of Mystery Caches.Editor’s Note: You’ll see in the app that “Corrected Coordinates” are now referred to as “Solved”. This decision was made by surveying the geocaching community.How did feedback and insight from the geocaching community enter into the design?We brought in both potential players and experienced geocachers to our office to look at our Mystery Cache design. We had them walk through a series of tasks and even took them outside to watch them geocache with the new design. We revised our design based on their feedback.Anything else you want geocachers to know?We’re so excited that Mystery Caches are now available in the free app and we love making products that make geocaching easier for our community!Unlock this latest and greatest tool for discovering Mystery Caches with Premium membership in the free Geocaching Intro app for iOS and Android. And don’t miss out on your chance to earn one of two Pi Day souvenirs by logging a “Found It” on a Mystery Cache this Saturday! I love watching non-geocachers (aka muggles) try to absorb the concept of geocaching. I’m sure you’ve all heard this same reaction before: Wait. You find boxes in the woods? Well that’s just irrational.It’s true. The things we do as geocachers may seem a little crazy at times. But good news! This Pi Day (March 14, 2015), we’re introducing a dose of rational to the irrational—all thanks to a team of designers here at Geocaching HQ.Earlier this year, we shared an inside look at how we collect feedback from the community and how that feedback influences the tools that we make. The next step in developing a new geocaching tool is design. A team of User Experience (UX) experts at Geocaching HQ are responsible for taking the community’s feedback and thinking through everything from how the new tool will work to how the design of an emoji will help bring delight to your next geocache find.Left: UI Designer Abby Right: Mobile UX Designer Michellecenter_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ’s Product Team Goes on the RoadNovember 30, 2015In “Geocaching tools”3.14 Things to Make Your Pi Day Event EpicMarch 13, 2015In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 6): New Dashboard, Project-GC and Mary HydeMay 10, 2018In “Podcast”last_img read more