Join a Worldwide Geocaching Movement

first_imgCelebrate the 11th Annual CITO WeekendGeocachers search parks, trails and forests to earn a smiley, but during a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event they’re not looking for geocaches. They’re clearing litter and trash from geocaching-friendly areas around the world. Thousands of geocachers will walk away from their CITO events with bags of trash and a sense of pride. They’re preserving the natural beauty of our world. It’s often more than litter clean up. Some CITO events remove of invasive species, plant trees or build trails.You can be a part of the movement. CITO events are held all year long, but you’ll have more than 140 to choose from on April 20, 21 and 22. It’s the 11th annual International CITO Weekend coinciding with Earth Day.This year, more than a thousand geocachers from at least 30 countries are combining in the annual worldwide environmental effort. The locations range from Croatia to Hong Kong and include more than 40 U.S. States.Share this new CITO video and log your “Will Attend” for a CITO event near you. For a limited time, Shop Geocaching will include a free CITO trash bag in each order (U.S. orders, while supplies last).[vsw id=”5eIwxTAaxKw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the 2014 CITO Weekend and SouvenirJanuary 26, 2014In “Cache In Trash Out”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 18, 2012April 18, 2012In “Cache In Trash Out”CITO 2013 – It Takes a VillageApril 22, 2013In “Cache In Trash Out”last_img read more

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Why Dolby Atmos is the Future of Cinema Sound

first_imgIf you’ve not experienced Dolby Atmos just yet, you might be wondering what’s so great about it. These industry experts will set you straight.Dolby Atmos is the future of cinema sound. While the industry might be going crazy over the number of K’s images can be shot on and projected with, cinema sound hasn’t advanced that much (so it would seem) in the past several decades. Until now. Dolby Atmos first hit just a few theatres in the summer of 2012 with Pixar’s Brave being the first feature film to make use of the new system, but is now available in a growing number of cinemas worldwide.In this latest Dolby promo you can learn a lot more about why director of photography turned director, Wally Pfister thinks Atmos is the IMAX of audio, and how he put it to good use in Transcendence.Understanding Dolby AtmosIf you want to get a decent understanding of what Dolby Atmos actually is – and how it works, then these two videos will give you the full picture. The second features a fairly decent history of the evolution of cinema sound and a detailed description of the inside workings of surround sound.Dolby Atmos in the CinemaDolby’s sound consultants chat with film critic Peter Cowie about how Dolby Atmos can shape as well as enhance the filmmaker’s sound design possibilities. When Alfonso Cuaron and Gravity‘s Oscar winning sound designer want to come to hear their film in your cinema, you know you’re doing something right. So it is for the owners of Olympic Cinema in London, talking about just how spectacular Dolby Atmos really is.If you want to find a Dolby Atmos equipped cinema near you then simply hop over to iwantdolbyatmos.dolby.com.More Posts on Cinema Sound DesignIf all this talk of cinema sound design has whet your appetite to learn more then check out these previous posts on the topic.Fellow PremiumBeat blogger, Matt Hibbard has put together this excellent post called Sound Design 101: Making your Film Sound Great. Danny Greer has also posted this great tutorial on mapping out your sound design for indie filmmakers. This last PremiumBeat post discusses how to work well with a film composer to successfully score your film. Finally you can also check out the category of posts devoted to sound design over on my blog.last_img read more

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Pune rain: angry protesters heckle Guardian Minister

first_imgA day after intense showers ravaged several parts of Pune district, Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil faced the ire of citizens on Friday, even as the death toll across the district rose to 18.Speaking here after surveying the worst-hit spots in the city and the district, Mr. Patil blamed illegal constructions and encroachments for the flash deluge that resulted in massive damage to property and loss of life.“Illegal constructions and encroachments on various canals have diverted the natural flow of streams, which led to water entering residential societies and wrecking property. The causes for these constructions have to be investigated. Moreover, why weren’t basic security measures followed at the time of these constructions?” Mr. Patil asked. Team to probe disasterHe said a team comprising senior IAS officials would be constituted to investigate the disaster. He also said all relief measures for the rain-affected in Pune would be applicable under the government resolution (GR) issued at the time of the Kolhapur and Sangli floods.On Thursday, when the city was coping with the rain damage, the Guardian Minister was in Delhi to iron out the seat-sharing issues between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena for the elections.Earlier, irate protesters blocked Mr. Patil’s convoy near Tangewala Society in Aranyeshwar area, prompting him and his entourage to leave the spot after barely 15 minutes. Five people died after the society’s compound wall collapsed owing to the relentless downpour. Protesters demanded to know what Mr. Patil was doing in Delhi when the city was being battered by flash floods.Urging him to go back, they said the Guardian Minister’s belated visit was merely a photo opportunity.Mr. Patil said those heckling him were mere “troublemakers” hired by the opposition parties. “There were no problems whatsoever. I was [at Tangewala Society] for 20-25 minutes. Genuine citizens told me about their problems. The rest were troublemakers hired by opposition parties.” He said because the model code of conduct is in place for the Assembly elections, he was compelled to put things before the aggrieved citizens in a restrained manner.Toll up to 18Meanwhile, the death toll across the district rose to 18 with at least four people still missing. There were unconfirmed reports of two more bodies being recovered, indicating a likely rise in the number of the deaths.More than 3,000 people in the city are lodged in transit camps, while teams of the fire department and nearly 2,000 municipal workers carried out cleanliness drives and relief operations.Despite the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) warnings of likely heavy rain on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, the weather remained calm throughout the better part of Friday. Schools and colleges across the city and four other tehsils of the district remained shut following a precautionary directive of the Pune District Collector.According to a release issued on Friday afternoon, the IMD has forecast light to moderate rain on Friday night to be followed by light rain over the weekend.last_img read more

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Steph Curry makes last-second layup, Warriors beat Clippers

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrate after their team scored against the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)OAKLAND, Calif. — On a night the Los Angeles Clippers set records with their 3-point shooting, Steph Curry won the game for Golden State at the rim.Curry made a layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Warriors outlasted the Clippers 129-127 in an emotionally charged game Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “That’s just who they are,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Curry and Durant. “They’re aggressive, they’re talented, and they both had just incredible moments during that game where they each took over.”Harris led Los Angeles with 32 points, and Lou Williams added 25.The Clippers’ shot 81.2 percent from 3-point range in the first half (13 for 16), setting an NBA record for highest 3-point percentage in a half (minimum 13 made). Those 13 first-half 3s also set a franchise record for most in a half.“We don’t really take moral victories,” Beverley said. “We could have, and we should have, won today, but we came up short.”As for his flare-up with Curry, Beverley said: “We’re a tough team, they’re a tough team, too. … It’s basketball. It’s going to stay basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Curry had 42 points to tie his second-highest scoring output of the season. He also got the last laugh after he exchanged heated words with Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in the first quarter, a sequence that earned both players a technical foul.The Clippers’ Avery Bradley tied it at 127 with a dunk with 20.6 seconds remaining. On the next possession, Curry had Montrezl Harrell on him at the top of the key, drove down the middle of the lane and converted the layup off the glass for the winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefTobias Harris missed a shot as time expired, giving the Warriors their eighth victory in 10 games.Kevin Durant added 35 points for Golden State to help offset the Clippers’ 78-percent (18 of 23) 3-point shooting. Warriors: Durant has scored 30 or more points in four of the last six games. … It was Golden State’s second of three back-to-backs with both games at Oracle.UP NEXTClippers: Host Sacramento on Wednesday night.Warriors: Host LeBron James and the Lakers in a marquee Christmas game Tuesday night. James played in Oakland last Christmas with Cleveland ahead of a fourth straight NBA Finals matchup against the Warriors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Valdez, Ravena nip Soriano, de Guzman Durant had 14 points in the third quarter and Curry added 11 as the Warriors outscored the Clippers 36-23 to take a 103-94 lead into the fourth.Harris was 5 for 5 from long distance in the first half and had 19 points as Los Angeles led 71-67 at the break.Curry had 22 points in the half, but Golden State was 5 of 16 from 3-point range. However, they outscored Los Angeles 24-10 from the free throw line in the first two quarters and that kept it close.INJURY UPDATEDurant landed awkwardly and rolled his left ankle in the first quarter. He got up gingerly but stayed in the game and played with a wrap on his ankle.“I don’t think it’s anything serious, but we’ll see how he holds up when he comes in tomorrow,” Kerr said.SPECIAL BOBBLEHEADThe Warriors had a little fun with Curry, decorating a bobblehead box to make it astronaut-themed and leaving it at the two-time MVP’s locker Sunday, in light of Curry’s recent comments about not believing there was ever a U.S. moon landing. Curry held a lengthy Skype chat last weekend with astronaut Scott Kelly to tell Kelly and others he meant no harm with the joke about not believing in the moon landing.TIP-INSClippers: The Clippers have lost 14 of the past 16 regular-season meetings against Golden State. … Los Angeles won 125-106 last Jan. 10 at Oracle Arena to snap an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home floor. 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