Die Another Day — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1Terrain:1.5 SharePrint RelatedWelcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein — Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2019In “Community”Come on in, the water’s fine. — Blue Lagoon (GC25643) — Geocache of the WeekApril 9, 2014In “Community”Woest Willem – Geocache of the WeekJune 6, 2018In “Community” Location:Jökulsárlón, IcelandN 64° 02.736 W 016° 11.134 On the southeastern coast of Iceland lies Jökulsárlón, which translates literally to ‘Glacial River Lagoon’. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Jökulsárlón lake is dotted with iridescent icebergs. A mountain range underlines the sky in every landward direction.Photo by chaufmaIt’s no wonder this place is a popular setting for dramatic, pinnacle scenes in Hollywood movies. The traditional cache here is part of a series of geocaches hidden at filming locations in Iceland. It marks the spot where a scene from the James Bond epic film Die Another Day was filmed. The movies A View to a Kill and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also had scenes shot here.The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme… kind of.The cache page notes, “Extra points if you upload a picture of yourself in front of the lake posing as James Bond.” And geocachers definitely have been doing that… though some of them appear to be reproducing scenes from the film’s outtakes!Photo by KapistijnJessikoePhoto by lecon2011Photo by ísbjörnPhoto by devilonightPhoto by Placebo & VincePhoto by JetteSumskThe cache has earned 217 favorite points in four years, making it the 11th most-favorited geocache in Iceland. Should you be lucky enough to visit the area, the highly-favorited EarthCache JÖKULSÁRLÓN (ICELAND) can also be found nearby.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGC3MEKWby Kvikmyndir.islast_img read more

Congress declares candidates for Mapusa, Shiroda Assembly constituencies

first_imgThe Congress in Goa on Friday declared the names of the candidates for two of the three Assembly constituencies scheduled to go to bypolls and Lok Sabha polls on April 23.Both the candidates are recent entrants to the Congress from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sudhir Kandolkar, former State Executive Committee member of the BJP, joined Congress after being denied ticket for the Mapusa constituency. He will now contest against Joshua D’Souza, son of Mapusa BJP MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza, who died recently, leaving the seat vacant.In the Shiroda constituency in south Goa, former BJP Industries Minister Mahadev Naik will contest against former Congress MLA Subhash Shirdokar, who recently joined the BJP, causing the bypoll.Mr. Shirodkar had earlier defeated Mr. Naik to become the MLA for Shiroda constituency. Mr. Naik recently joined Congress after it was clear that Mr. Shirodkar will be contesting as the BJP candidate.The declaration of the Congress candidate for Mandrem constituency has been delayed as there are multiple aspirants for the ticket.last_img read more

India’s youth spend more time on internet than with friends: India Today survey

first_imgIn a fiercely competitive world, young people are using their limited leisure to build their skillsWith over 550 million Indians under 25, India is now the envy of many developed countries around the world which are facing problems arising out of aging populations. The 12-24 years age band is a,In a fiercely competitive world, young people are using their limited leisure to build their skillsWith over 550 million Indians under 25, India is now the envy of many developed countries around the world which are facing problems arising out of aging populations. The 12-24 years age band is a tumultuous journey, synonymous with life-defining changes. In this ‘growing up’ phase, priorities metamorphose. It’s in this context that the role of leisure becomes critical.While leisure is important for all ages, its importance in the psychological, physical and intellectual development of young people is well recognised. But in the absence of any concerted initiatives like sports, cultural groups and youth camps like in many developed countries, what do India’s urban young do in their leisure time?One of Technopak’s recent studies- India Consumer Trends 2006/07 – has brought out some very interesting facts about the leisure habits of 12-24-year-olds. Leisure is fast becoming sedentary and passive. Watching television is the most prominent among leisure activities for the youth, taking up close to three hours every day.Young males may still be devoting about 40 minutes a day towards sports but females are on the playfield far less. Office-goers spend barely 15 minutes on exercise of any kind. While spending time with friends still comes up as a significant activity, its importance is reducing as gaming, Internet browsing and other ‘my time’ entertainment options become popular.’Hanging out with friends’ as an activity seems fairly prevalent among the student community but reduces once they start working, and is mostly done at a friend’s house or around parks, movie halls, malls and markets. Access to a PC and the Internet is significant. Those who have a PC, use it to play games, work on something related to academics, browse or chat online.advertisement50% of those polled have access to the Internet, either at home or through cyber cafesSocialising, normally happening on the playground, is increasingly moving to a virtual medium, as it offers ‘own-term entertainment’. So, are we breeding a generation of couch potatoes disinclined towards any physical activity? The answer lies in an acknowledgement of the environment our youth live in today. In a fiercely competitive world with importance attached to academic excellence and getting ahead, young people are using their limited leisure to build their skills.An increasing number view leisure as an unaffordable luxury that cuts into time available for tuitions and self-improvement courses. De-stressing is no longer something only corporate executives do. Home has become the mandatory place to “chill, switch off and then thrill”.The other key contributor to this is, of course, the lack of urban infrastructure that would provide the facilities for active recreation. Most neighbourhoods have the merest apology of a park. Many of the larger parks in a city are offlimits for games. Government sports facilities are few and far between. Schools too typically do not provide access to their recreation areas after school hours. So where can Indian youth build the practice of an active lifestyle?It is difficult to hypothesise how today’s youth, brought up in such an environment, will cope with the challenges of the real world and what the impact will be on Indian society. However, as a 48-year-old, what I can say, with some sadness, is that the ‘virtual’ life we are subjecting our youth to today is not a patch on the ‘normal’ life we enjoyed in our youth-a life that seemed so much fuller even with fewer means and gadgetry.While it is not feasible for the government to create large, open spaces in major cities any more, it is possible to create hundreds of natural parks-each of a few hundred hectares in size-across India that can be reserved for outdoor activities such as hiking, youth camps, sports, and will bring the young out of their bedrooms, cyber cafes, and coaching classes into a world of sunshine and stars.last_img read more