September’s Geocacher of the Month: Event Extraordinaire!

first_imgPresidents, Prime Ministers, and Kings must have difficult and weighty responsibilities—but none so difficult as naming the Geocacher of the Month, we think. The nominations for September’s Geocacher of the Month include a globe-trotting ‘cacher, the founder of a GeoCamping group, and a man whom many tribute as the greatest CO in Sweden.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoinNominated as an “unsung hero”, cincol’s accolades are certainly not going unsung anymore! This “gentleman and a geocacher” is credited with planting the seeds of geocaching in the United Arab Emirates. Christie says, “The UAE has a strong GC community and I could not be more grateful to him that this isn’t just something I can do when I visit the US in summertime. We will likely never meet but thanks cincol on behalf of the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman!”fatkidsOTWunite is the driving force behind the Georgia Geo-Campers—a group of folks who mesh camping and geocaching in Georgia’s state parks. JunkingNGeorgia says, “[fatkidsOTWunite] puts a tremendous amount of work into these events every month, and always has a smile and laugh for all of us.”1000sjöar is widely hailed as a “Swedish legend”. In Sweden, 10000sjöar is known as having hidden the most creative, interesting, and clever geocaches around (in the area? check out GC500Q5). Lok5 says, “This man has inspired a whole region in Sweden to start geocaching! He is always there if you need help in any way. With his creative logs, well-built hides, his sense of humor and his gentlemanly manners, he is with no doubt on of the uncrowned Geocacher Kings in Sweden!”Drumroll please…The September Geocacher of the Month award goes to fatkidsOTWunite! Hailing from Georgia, USA, fatkidsOTWunited has been geocaching for 7 years and has over 2,600 finds, but she stands out because of her incredible propensity to make others feel welcome in the game of Geocaching.Congratulations to fatkidsOTWunite!Although her work for Mega Events (like Going Caching), undoubtedly makes them incredible experiences for all, her specialty seems to be bringing smaller groups of folks together. fatkidsOTWunite is the driving force behind Georgia Geo-Campers, which geo-camps in a different state park for an entire weekend every month. In her nomination, LionsLair says, “She dedicates tireless volunteer hours working hand in hand with Georgia State Parks and each individual park manager to provide all attendees an experience that is not often offered to the general public.”Everyone has something sparkling to say about the Geo-Campers group. Jane says, “Attending our first GA Geocampers event and not knowing a soul, [fatkidsOTWunite’s] friendliness, enthusiasm, and geo-spirit just amazed me and immediately made sure we met everyone! Now thanks to her dedication and hard work, we have a new monthly adventure of caching at a different GA State Park! Janet arranges moonlight ranger hikes, frogwalks, you name it!”fatkidsOTWunite inspires other geocachers with her dedication to the geocaching communityScott says, “[fatkidsOTWunite] gives to Geocaching way more than she receives. [Remember] the old caching saying “Take something, leave something of equal or greater value”? Well she always leaves a “higher value” trade behind in everything she does.”With her “terrific sense of humor” and “selfless” attitude, we’re happy to name fatkidsOTWunite as September’s Geocacher of the Month. And guess what? So were the 80+ folks her left nice comments about her.“[fatkidsOTWunite] is very deserving of this honor and has always been a good steward of our sport. Very dedicated and always volunteering to help new and old cachers alike enjoy their adventures in caching!” says JB.Thank you fatkidsOTWunite for all you’ve done to inspire and enthuse the geocachers you meet!Three cheers for fatkidsOTWunite! Share your congratulations with her below. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedVote for the September Geocacher of the MonthSeptember 3, 2014In “Community”August’s Geocacher of the Month: I hope you’re not afraid of awesomeAugust 20, 2014In “Community”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 27, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Funeral arrangements for the Late DrBernard Nottage

first_img#MagneticMediaNews#FuneralArrangmentsforDrBernardNottage Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, The Bahamas, July 10th 2017: Viewing of the Late Dr. the Hon. Bernard J. Nottage will be held at PLP Headquarters on Tuesday, July 11th. In a release, cabinet announced funeral plans for the former minister, with viewing to take place at the National Stadium on Wednesday, July 12th and at the House of Assembly on Thursday, July 13th.An official funeral will take place on Friday, July 14th at St. Agnes Anglican Church, beginning at 11 a.m. Dr Nottage died last week in a Florida hospital after he had been airlifted to the US following three days in the Intensive Care Unit at Doctors Hospital. He was age 71.Dr.Nottage was a trained as a gynecologist at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.His political career spanned over three decades, serving as a Cabinet minister in one Pindling administration and two Christie administrations, serving as Minister of National Security between 2012 and 2017. Dr Nottage was defeated in the May 2017 general election by FNM candidate, 22-year-old Travis Robinson in the Bain and Grants Town constituency.He is survived by his wife, Portia and their two sons. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, August 18, 2019:Nicholas Joseph RichardsonIsabella Maria RizzoCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”5 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Looking for a real scare Mama bear and cubs cut off Draculas

first_img BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Danger lurks at Dracula’s castle.Romanian authorities have closed a 13th-century fortress connected to Vlad the Impaler after a mother bear and her cubs were found roaming in the area.The citadel, atop a mountain in central Romania, can be reached only by climbing 1,480 steps. It was shut in late May “for the safety of visitors,” its website said Saturday.Local prefect Emilian Dragnea says the environment ministry had agreed to capture the four bears and relocate them elsewhere. Authorities blame people for leaving food in the area.The citadel was repaired by 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel “Dracula.”Bran Castle, also associated with Dracula, is a bigger tourist attraction.Romania is home to between 5,000 and 6,000 brown bears. The Canadian Press Monday, June 12, 2017 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Looking for a real scare? Mama bear and cubs cut off Dracula’s castle to tourists Sharelast_img read more

Manulife Learning Platforms Training Strategies

first_imgTags: Manulife, Manulife Spotlight 2019 Manulife strives to be the exclusive travel insurance provider of travel agents. Besides helping agents manage their travel insurance sales, a key priority is to continue assisting agents in developing their travel insurance product and sales knowledge. Manulife offers national coaching/training initiatives, both with the use of Manuversity (the online learning portal, pre-recorded and live webinars) and face-to-face engagement. The article below outlines some of these training tools.Product TrainingsInsurance policies are contracts created by underwriters, actuaries and lawyers, and are not always easy for travel professionals and clients to understand. Manulife does their best to help travel agents understand the product they sell in a variety of ways and offer a blended learning solution.Sales TrainingsJust as important as understanding the product, travel agents need to also learn about the sales cycle and the importance of enhancing their selling skills. Positioning the product effectively is key!CoachingOne on One Coaching can occur as required to enhance skillset, product familiarity, confidence and knowledge.Manuversity – E-LearningManulife offers its very own online learning platform called ‘Manuversity’ to help support our training efforts. This innovative, user-friendly tool consists of many informative modules, making it much easier for travel agents to learn about the features and benefits of travel insurance at their own pace and at a time that is convenient for them. After successful completion of Manuversity, confidence in the product will increase, which will help in closing more sales. The modules offered could also satisfy continuing education requirements where applicable.WebexManulife offers exclusive 20-minute and 1-hour training webinars nationally in both English and French. The webinars focus on product and sales training and offer continuing education credits where applicable. The webinars are hosted by our Business Development Managers (BDM’S) across Canada, and are offered at different times throughout the day to promote maximum participation.Face-to-Face EngagementIn-branchManulife’s BDM team office visits include new hire training sessions, product refresher training, sales training including sales tips along with covering processes and procedures. For agent training we will customize our focus based on the needs of the agent/agency and provide relevant sales tools. These tools include scenarios, sales tips, claims experience and features and benefits of their products.Lunch & LearnsManulife offers Lunch and Learn training sessions focused on product and sales content. During the last two years Manulife had conducted exclusive Lunch & Learn Training sessions in major cities, and the overall feedback was extremely positive based on all compiled survey results. Contact your BDM for a session near you! << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, March 28, 2019 Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Share Manulife Learning Platforms & Training Strategieslast_img read more