Hike or seek this season

first_imgSeptember is a great time of year to go geocaching because it marks the start of the shoulder season. This is the time between the summer and winter seasons (or winter and summer for all you southern hemisphere folks!) Spring and Fall weather may have a bit less predictability, but one thing is certain: there are fewer people on the trails.  Make a List (Premium member feature) and share it: Adding caches to a List is a convenient way to plan your route and it’s just as important to share your geocaching plans with someone else too!Download the List for offline use: Make sure to save your geocaches in advance so that you can access them when you are out of cell range.Do your research: Check to see if there is useful trail information in the geocache description, or if recent finders provided useful information or pictures. Tips for hiking: Take advantage of this time of year by trying something new with your caching, Autumn can be a wonderful time of year to go hiking, while the warming temperatures of Spring can have you seeking to plan future geocaching adventures.  SharePrint Related5 reasons to keep geocaching as the seasons changeOctober 9, 2018In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with GeocachingJune 3, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the SnowDecember 18, 2013In “Community”center_img Check out the search map: Easily filter for the caches you want to find, add them all to a List*, download to GPX, or send to your Garmin device. Plus, Premium members can create Pocket Queries—custom geocache searches you can have emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis. *Lists created on Geocaching.com automatically sync to your Geocaching® app. Use Sorting and Filtering: Premium members can filter by geocache type, size, difficulty and terrain ratings, and filter out found and owned geocaches. Did you know you can even filter by your favorite cache owner? Look for the funnel icon at the top right of the map screen to access Filtered Search in the Geocaching® app.Join a Geocaching organization: Located all around the world, geocaching organization and groups connect geocachers to other local explorers.  How are you preparing for a new season of geocaching? Share in the comments below!Share with your Friends:More Tips for seeking:last_img read more

Mbappe laughs off Ronaldo’s decline

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Mbappe laughs off suggestions that Ronaldo is on the decline Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 13:29 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Kylian Mbappé Videos Cristiano Ronaldo has been below his best this season, but Kylian Mbappe denied claims the Real Madrid star was on the decline. Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe dismissed suggestions Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is on the decline.Ronaldo has been below his usual incredible level this season, including scoring just eight goals in 17 La Liga games, with his Madrid side suffering along the way. Los Blancos are now 19 points back of Barcelona in the Spanish top flight, having dropped points against Levante at the weekend thanks to a late leveler from Giampaolo Pazzini.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But the Portuguese star has netted nine times in six Champions League outings heading into his team’s last-16 first leg against Ligue 1 leaders PSG, and Mbappe doesn’t think his side can count on the 33-year-old’s being below his best when they face off. “Ronaldo is not on the decline. If he is on the decline, there are many more players on the decline then,” he said after PSG’s win over Sochaux on Tuesday.”He is a great player. But we hope he will remain quiet against us.”We will prepare for the game by paying attention to all their strengths. And he is one of their strengths in the team.”While Mbappe feels that Ronaldo will be a threat for PSG to deal with, he believes a former Los Blancos star could help make the difference for his side in the tie. Angel Di Maria turned in a star showing for the Paris club in their 4-1 smashing of Sochaux, netting a hat-trick, and the youngster believes his Argentine team-mate has done enough to earn a starting spot in the Champions League last 16. Angel Di Maria Sochaux PSG Coupe de France 06022018“We all know very well how important Di Maria is to us,” he said. “When he is like that, it’s good for the whole team and it allows us to win a few games in a row.”Yes, he deserves to start against Real Madrid, but I’m not the coach. “But he does some beautiful things. It’s great for everyone.”The first leg of the tie will be played in Madrid February 14 with the return match set to take place in Paris on March 6. Both sides lost just once in the Champions League group stage, though Madrid finished second to Tottenham in Group H, while the French outfit edged out Bayern to win Group B.last_img read more

22 days ago​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Newcastle defender Dummett: Bruce not to blame for Leicesterby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Paul Dummett is standing by manager Steve Bruce.Many fans and pundits are laying into Bruce after his side capitulated against Leicester City in the Premier League at the weekend.While Dummett understands the anger, he does not believe the result and manner of the team’s performance were down to the manager.He told the club’s official website: “In the second half we collapsed, and that’s one thing as a team with the players we have, we’ve never really done that in the past few seasons.”We’ve never collapsed and given away the goals we gave away. That’s one thing the manager wanted to address, and I think as a team we knew it wasn’t acceptable.”That’s one thing that can’t happen again. This team has been successful on working hard as a team and sticking together to get results.”Obviously the manager has changed, but we all still know what we have to do on the pitch. We train every day with the manager on different ideas but we all know exactly what our jobs are on the pitch.”The performance against Leicester wasn’t that we didn’t know our jobs. We didn’t put the performance in and collapsed – like the manager said we surrendered.” last_img read more

As The Playoff Nears Notre Dame Is Running Out Of Time

Stanford 9-2911950%16% ▲ 6a3% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Utah 8-32337260%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 11-04122937%30% ▲ 212% Florida 10-112101931%13% ▲ 212% TCU 9-2191850%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 10-1521747%47% ▲ 217% Oklahoma 10-135162%64% ▲ 9a25% Northwestern 9-21621550%<1% ▲ 21<1% The new College Football Playoff committee rankings are out, and the committee shook lots of things up.Notre Dame fell from No. 4 to No. 6 after an ugly win against Boston College over the weekend. Oklahoma (at No. 3) and Iowa (at No. 4) sneaked into the top four ahead of the Fighting Irish, and Michigan State leapfrogged them too, landing at No. 5. At this stage of the season, those teams control their own destinies, but the Irish don’t.Florida joined Notre Dame as the other big loser after the Gators squeezed out an overtime win against Florida Atlantic. The Gators fell four spots to No. 12.But there are still several major games left to be played in the next two weeks, so let’s turn to FiveThirtyEight’s projections of how the committee will order teams in its final rankings Dec. 6. College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 24. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 23; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Temple 9-225354838%<1% ▲ 21<1% Ohio State 10-18349%25% ▼ 8a7% Baylor 9-179218%21% ▲ 217% Toledo 9-12420439%<1% ▲ 21<1% UCLA 8-322231815%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan 9-21013157%7% ▲ 21<1% Mississippi 8-3181779%<1% ▲ 21<1% Florida State 9-21319130%<1% ▲ 21<1% Washington St. 8-32022450%<1% ▲ 21<1% Clemson 11-014659%71% ▲ 2116% Alabama 10-121360%64% ▲ 2121% Mississippi St. 8-32115200%<1% ▲ 21<1% North Carolina 10-11481641%10% ▲ 212% Oregon 8-3176240%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma St. 10-111141420%10% ▲ 212% RankingProbability of … Navy 9-115163827%<1% ▲ 21<1% Notre Dame 10-1678—a21% ▼ 104% Oklahoma’s odds of making the playoff jumped 9 percentage points to 64 percent in our model. That’s tied with Alabama and just behind Clemson’s odds of 71 percent. Of the remaining teams, Michigan State is handicapped to have the best shot, at 47 percent, largely because the Spartans are favored if they play Iowa for the Big Ten title. (First they have to beat Penn State this weekend.) That Big Ten championship would be a de facto play-in game for the playoff (should Iowa win against Nebraska on Friday). The model puts the Hawkeyes’ playoff chances at 30 percent.Three spots after Iowa comes Notre Dame. The Irish’s playoff odds took a significant hit, down to 21 percent. Our model has consistently projected that both a strong one-loss Big 12 champ (like Oklahoma) and an undefeated or one-loss Big Ten winner (Michigan State or Iowa) were good bets to make it to the playoff over Notre Dame.Several other teams are on the cusp of the playoff: Ohio State at 25 percent (down 8 percentage points after their first loss of the season); Baylor at 21 percent (needing Oklahoma to slip up, among other things); and two-loss Stanford at 16 percent. All these teams need some surprises to make it in, but there’s still some football left.For those of you who want more nitty-gritty details about our projections, check out our original methodology manifesto, as well as a methodology update. read more

Volleyball team sweeps away pair of Big Ten rivals

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team swept a pair of Big Ten rivals, Purdue and Indiana, this weekend.      In the first set against the Boilermakers, it was unclear which team had the stronger game. After just two errors, the Buckeyes established their rhythm. Playing an aggressive defense, the Buckeyes forced Purdue to commit six errors. The Buckeyes took the first set, 25-19, with an ace serve from Chelsea Noble and a kill from Kristen Dozier.  The Buckeyes fell, 25-23, in the second set but quickly rebounded in a nail-biting third set. With 17 ties and nine lead changes, the Buckeyes came out victorious after a Dozier kill for a 25-24 lead and a kill from Katie Dull to end the set, 26-24.  The Buckeyes took the fourth set with an early lead, finishing 25-18 to win the match 3-1.  Dull had a co-match high of 17.5 points.     Carrying the momentum into Saturday night, the Buckeyes faced the Hoosiers.  The Buckeyes came out strong, taking the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-22.  The Buckeyes fell, 25-23, in the third set after seven consecutive Hoosier points. Kills from both Dull and Ashley Hughes brought the set to 20-16. A Hoosier time out gave them the chance to regroup and take the set.  The Buckeyes fired back in the fourth with a Noble ace serve. A final kill from Emily Danks won the set, 25-23, and secured the match, 3-1.The separation between these three teams has certainly been set. The Buckeyes are now 5-5 in Big Ten play.      If the Buckeyes can maintain this momentum, they have the opportunity to knock off No. 1 Penn State on the road. The match will be televised 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Big Ten Network. read more

Varane will do everything to win

first_imgRaphael Varane is about to feature in the upcoming World Cup in Russa for France and he admitted that his only goal is to always win every single competition that he is a part of.The young centre-back has had a very successful season so far as he managed to win the Champions League with Real Madrid for the third time in a row – but he wants to succeed in the World Cup as well.Varane spoke about his goals for the tournament as he said, according to Managing Madrid:Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“When I start a competition, it’s to win it. We will do everything to win, we know that it will be very difficult, but we firstly must believe. Otherwise, it will be complicated.”“We must take the matches in parts. Start well, and after that we’ll see how far we can go. What matters is to go to the end of our ability, to return home without any regrets and to be able to say that we did the maximum.”“The important thing, as they say in Spain, is ‘dejar todo en el campo’, that is to leave everything on the field, to give everything.”last_img read more

Sanchez insists that Colombia will not just focus on Mane

first_imgColombia defender Davinson Sanchez has denied that they will be solely focusing on marking Sadio Mane in today’s final Group H game against SenegalJosé Néstor Pékerman’s side needs the win at the Samara Arena in order to progress to the next round of the World Cup with Colombia currently in third place in Group H and a point behind Senegal and leaders Japan.But Sanchez, who knows just how good Mane is after playing against the Liverpool forward for Tottenham last season, insists that himself and his fellow defenders will be concentrating on all the Senegal players – not just their star man.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“We know he’s an extraordinary player with a great season behind him, but we are going to focus on all Senegal’s qualities and we have to realise that we can hurt them,” said Sanchez, according to BT Sport.“I’ll repeat, he’s had a great season in the Premier League, but we need to look at ourselves in terms of our morale and the style of play that has allowed us to be here today.”The two nations will face each other at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Ozil I just laugh at the critics

first_imgFor Mesut Ozil, criticism over his style of play and desire are nothing more than a “laugh” to himThe 30-year-old playmaker was left on the bench by head coach Unai Emery for Arsenal’s 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon on Thursday after producing a man-of-the-match performance three days ago against Leicester City.Ozil scored and provided an assist to inspire Arsenal to a 10th successive win at the time after coming back from a goal down at the Emirates.Yet not everybody was impressed with Liverpool legend Graeme Souness recently claiming that Ozil is a “polarising” figure who is often “absent” in big games.Although Souness’ opinion, or anyone else for that matter, is of no concern to Ozil.“I just laugh,” The German told Sky Sports.“I am not the youngest anymore but I started playing professionally at the age of 16 or 17 and it’s always been up and down with me – people either like me or they don’t.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I don’t listen to these people – I just listen to my coach and my people who say things straight to my face. So of course, if I play bad, I know that just as I know when I play well.“The most important thing is that the coach can help me – if I make mistakes he can tell me, we can speak and I can improve for the future.“But if people just say bad things about me because they want to be in the newspaper – I know that and I don’t care about them.“I always have a motivation, particularly before the games – I want to win all the games and I hate to lose, even in training I am p****d and aggressive because I always want to win.“I am a very calm person, sometimes on the pitch, I get very emotional if I make mistakes or give the ball away because I want to make everything perfect.“The coach wants me to give everything on the pitch – which is what I do but I still work hard to reach my aims.“I have said before the main thing is to achieve more than we have over the last few years and I think we have the potential to win something with the team. Hopefully, at the end of the season, we will win some trophies.”last_img read more