New Study: Two Pasadena School Locations Among State’s Most Dangerous Elementary School Zones

first_imgEducation New Study: Two Pasadena School Locations Among State’s Most Dangerous Elementary School Zones Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 6:26 am 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Two Pasadena elementary schools have been identified by a new private study as being located in “dangerous elementary school zones” that experience disproportionately high numbers of traffic collisions involving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.San Diego based data visualization firm data firm 1Point21 Interactive released the study which names Pasadena’s own Madison Elementary and McKinley School as located in school zones that experienced frequent collisions within a half mile radius in 2015. The hefty project compiled over 400,000 collision records and compared California’s 6,000 plus elementary school locations in an effort to identify potentially dangerous routes for commuters.Although the private study is not associated with the the City of Pasadena’s public safety efforts, the Department of Transportation says the findings are consistent with City data.“Raising awareness is the number one goal because there is just no way the average parent would be able to do this on their own,” said 1Point21 Interactive Project Lead Brian Beltz about the study. “We want to make sure that parents of the kids at these schools are aware of the high volume of collisions around their school and can then hopefully make informed decisions about different and better ways to get to there.”Last year the firm was commissioned by Los Angeles based personal injury firm Panish Shea & Boyle LLP to conduct the study in hopes of inspiring parents to take extra precautions when deciding how their kids will get to and from school.The team queried and collected all 2015 collision records from the California Highway Patrol’s The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) database that holds more than 435,000 individual records.“We took every single collision record from 2015 in California and cross referenced it with the location of every elementary school to find which accidents were within a half mile of a school and then identify the most dangerous school zones for kids to get to school,” explained Beltz.The team then created a school zone’s risk score by giving a motor vehicle accident a 1 rating, pedestrian accidents a 3 and bicycle accidents a 2.Madison Elementary and McKinley School’s final risk score was 29.60 and 28.20 respectively — nearly three times above the average school’s score of 8.69.City officials had previously been aware of the high number of traffic incidents near Madison Elementary School.“We already knew,” said Dept. of Transportation Traffic Engineering Manager Norman Baculinao.Baculinao did not know that Madison Elementary is listed as being in a “dangerous school zone” as described and labeled by the new private 1point21Interactive study.In 2010 and 2011, the City of Pasadena was ranked the highest and the 2nd highest for number of total annual fatal and injury crashes, respectively, among 53 cities with similar populations (i.e., within population group B of 100,001 – 250,000 people) in the State of California. The ranking was performed by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The City ranked within the top four during the same two years with respect to bicyclist and pedestrian injury crashes, according to a Pasadena Safer Streets Report.To increase the effectiveness of enforcement, education, and engineering treatments aimed at reducing crashes, the City used the Safer Streets Pasadena project to enhance their existing Crossroads Traffic Collision Software by incorporating network screening performance measures from AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual (HSM).The HSM network screening performance measures help identify locations with the greatest potential for crash reduction.“Our consultant developed a screening method to identify that top 5 locations that would require additional attention for potential safety improvements. The findings on the website seem to be consistent with our findings as the top three locations we identified on this project are located within a half-mile from these two elementary schools,” said Baculinao.The City flagged the Madison Elementary School zone area on Los Robles between Orange Grove and Mountain for potential improvement in 2015, according to the Pasadena Safer Streets Report.“We have implemented one of the elements already,” said Baculinao about the City’s recent installment of a new electronic speed sign on southbound Los Robles.The Pasadena Unified School District was not aware of the 1point21Interactive study.“Keeping students safe as they travel to and from school and while they’re on campus is a first priority for the Pasadena Unified School District. We take a comprehensive approach to traffic safety that includes assessments, training, community engagement and partnerships with local police, fire and the Department of Transportation officials,” said Pasadena Unified spokesperson Hilda Ramirez.“The district conducts annual site assessments that include traffic, pedestrian and school safety,” Ramirez added. “If an issue or concern is raised by the principal or local community, we engage the Department of Transportation and they proceed with a traffic study that can result in placement of a crossing guard at a school.”The City of Pasadena’s Safer Streets Pasadena – School Area Safety Program is part of Pasadena’s focus on pedestrian safety and includes classroom outreach to local third grade students, according to Ramirez.The City received a $145,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in August for use in its proposed Safer Streets – Pasadena School Area Safety Program for 2017 through 2017.The program supports the city’s General Plan guiding principle that Pasadena will be a city where people can circulate without cars.“PUSD’s safety team interacts regularly with the Pasadena Police Department and City traffic safety officials to create safer drop off and pickup zones around schools. To minimize risks to children during morning drop off and afternoon pick up, PUSD schools stagger start times,” said Ramirez.According to a program description, Safer Streets will combine education and outreach objectives, using a classroom-level pedestrian outreach campaign to third grade students while also addressing parents and motorists who drive through school zones in the Pasadena area.As part of the program, the city will also update suggested routes to school maps for each of the 18 elementary and middle schools in Pasadena and survey students to determine what routes they take to school and what factors contribute to their decision whether or not to walk to school.“Schools communicate with parents, faculty, staff and students in the beginning of the school year about current traffic patterns and traffic concerns and deliver updates throughout the year. Parents are reminded to give themselves plenty of time to get children to school safely and to observe traffic safety laws around schools. At regular school assemblies, students are reminded about pedestrian and traffic safety,” explained Ramirez.Activities within the program also include the expansion of the “We Make Time” pedestrian safety campaign developed by the city in 2014.The ‘Dangerous School Zone’ study is a clear indicator that the efforts of Pasadena already being implemented to create a safer city are on the right track, a city official said.“It’s good confirmation about what we did last year,” said Baculinao about the Pasadena Safer Streets Project improvements on Los Robles. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Class Of Inductees

first_imgDire Straits – “Money For Nothing” Bon Jovi – “Wanted Dead or Alive” You can check out the full list of nominees for 2018 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame below:Bon Jovi ^Dire Straits ^Moody Blues ^The Cars ^Nina Simone ^Kate BushDepeche ModeEurythmicsJ. Geils BandJudas PriestLL Cool JMC5The MetersRadioheadRage Against the MachineRufus featuring Chaka KhanSister Rosetta TharpeLink WrayThe Zombies^ Chosen as 2018 inducteeYou can watch Rock & Hall of Fame President & CEO Greg Harris announce the 2018 inductees here. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – “Up Above My Head”center_img Nina Simone – “Feeling Good” Today, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2018 inductees: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be given an Early Influence award. This year’s class is predominantly made up of older acts; Bon Jovi is the only band from this year’s crop to have started their career after the 70’s. Simone, the powerhouse singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist whose work continues to be directly referenced and reimagined in modern music by everyone from Michael Buble to Kanye West, was born in 1933 and passed away over a decade ago. Somehow, the immensely influential Simone had not been nominated since her first year of eligibility in ’86. Gospel star and widely recognized rock & roll influencer Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915 – 1973) dates back even further than Simone, and was recognized after a surge in interest in her work and legacy over the last decade.Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Induction NomineesThe induction ceremony, which traditionally includes performances from the inducted bands, offers a unique opportunity for reunions for several of the inducted bands. Dire Straits hasn’t performed in any incarnation since their split in 1992, and frontman Mark Knopfler has yet to indicate whether or not he’s open to the idea of a reunion performance and the induction ceremony. The Moody Blues are willing to reunite with their original keyboardist Mark Pinder, who left the group in 1978, and original flautist/vocalist Ray Thomas, who left the band roughly 15 years ago. “The spirit is always willing,” says current singer Justin Hayward to Rolling Stone, ” I miss them both, particularly Mike Pinder because he was the guy that brought me into the group.”Bon Jovi, however, is already primed and excited for a reunion with former guitarist Richie Sambora and original bassist Alec John Such at the Rock Hall induction. “They are a huge part of us,” drummer Tico Torres tells Rolling Stone, “We’d love it if they played with us.” Confirms keyboardist David Bryan, “You’ll see the current lineup and then see the original. It should be a fun night.”The Cars reunited after a 22-year break in 2010 to cut the new LP Move Like This. They had a very brief tour and have been completely inactive since playing Lollapalooza in August of 2011. They have not yet made any indication regarding plans to perform at the induction.In order to be eligible for induction in 2018, each of the nominated acts had to have released their first commercial recording at least twenty-five years earlier, meaning that all of the nominees this year made their commercial debut by 1992 or earlier. The list of nineteen acts nominated for induction in 2018 included a broad spectrum of styles and genres. Radiohead was nominated this year in their first year of eligibility, but did not punch their ticket to Cleveland on their first ballot.The nominees were voted on by a collection of over nine-hundred artists, historians, and other key people in the music industry. The voting body then selected their choices for induction based on a number of factors such as musical influence, career length and depth, and music in and of itself, including parameters such as “innovation and superiority in style and technique.”The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame vote also included a fan vote aspect, with the collective results of their fan poll counting as one vote within the deciding body. Fans overwhelmingly supported Bon Jovi in their vote.The induction will be held at Cleveland’s Public Hall on April 14th, 2018. An edited version will air later on HBO and there will be a radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Ticket details will be announced in the near future.Congratulations to all of the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. And to the 12 inducted artists that did not get the nod, as well as the long, long list of deserving artists who continue to get snubbed (that’s another conversation for another time). Your fans love you and thank you for your award-worthy work that keeps us singing and dancing through life.Check out music from each of the inducted acts below:The Moody Blues – “Forever Autumn” (via EssentialDegnities) The Cars – “Just What I Needed”last_img read more

Northeast Cooperatives Members to Vote on Merger

first_imgNortheast Cooperatives’ Board of Directors announced that it is recommending to the membership that Northeast Cooperatives be combined with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) through a merger. The agreement is subject to approval of Northeast Cooperative’s members. Terms of the merger agreement are private.The accelerating trend towards consolidation in the natural foods industry and the pressure for all grocery distributors to continue to achieve increasing and similar economies of scale was a factor in Northeast’s Board of Directors’ decision. Tim Kraus, President and Chairperson of Northeast Cooperatives’ Board of Directors said, “After extensive consideration of values, economics, pricing, service parameters and a competitive biding process, the Board of Directors was unanimous in selecting UNFI as the best distribution partner for our members and customers. UNFI’s history, product line, and service to the marketplace are similar in many ways to Northeast’s. Like Northeast, UNFI has a long history of support for the issues that concern our members, such as organic foods.”Past President and current member of Northeast Cooperatives’ Board of Directors, Terry Appleby said, “The Board fully recognizes the seriousness and finality of this step. The decision to recommend this merger to the members is based on many years of analysis of industry trends and extensive exploration of Northeast’s options by management and the Board of Directors. To ensure the long-term success of our members and their access to a reliable source of supply and services, the Board is convinced this is the right time to sell and the right partner.”David Fowle, past President and current member of Northeast’s Board said, “Many of the benefits of the merger will be tangible and immediate to Northeast’s members and customers, such as improved service levels, continued long term improvement of distribution capabilities and capacity and continued access to sources of supply though favorable supply agreements. This is of importance to our diverse membership base, particularly buying clubs.”CEO George Southworth said, “Substantially all of the staff will be retained at close of the transaction. As UNFI integrates the operations over the next year, many of the staff will be transferred to the UNFI Chesterfield N.H. facility 9 miles from Northeast Cooperatives’ Brattleboro facility. It is expected that those staff released from service will receive ample notice. Severance for those staff released is a significant and important part of the agreement.”Northeast Cooperatives’ members will vote on the proposal in early December 2002. With the members’ approval, the transaction would close shortly thereafter.last_img read more

Swedish feminists condemn surrogacy

first_imgBioEdge 18 October 2014Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling upon their government to ban the practice. The Swedish Women’s Lobby (Sveriges Kvinnolobby) argues that surrogacy is a health risk and violates poor women’s human rights.“Allowing surrogacy is to make use of women’s bodies and reproductive organs for the enjoyment of someone else, to the detriment of the woman herself. We premiere the right to bodily integrity and fundamental human rights over the right to children, which is in fact not a human right, but has been treated as such in the discourse on surrogacy. We renounce the view of a liberal market- approach to surrogacy and the right of the paying buyers which are [privileged] whilst women’s rights are negotiated”“ … we are seeing a trend towards a dismantling of these fundamental rights in favor of the will and want of individuals to become parents in the name of their individual fulfillment. The issue of surrogacy has been treated within the discourse of reproductive rights and the means of childless parents to have a baby, when the human rights perspective is the only plausible in dealing with this issue. We find that the current investigation in Sweden is being issued on the wrong grounds and that the set of voices that are asking for an investigation are lacking a human rights perspective. We therefore call on the Swedish government to forbid surrogacy motherhood.“An end needs to be put to the industry of surrogacy that reduces the female body to a container! Having a feminist approach to surrogacy means rejecting the idea that women can be used as containers and their reproductive capabilities can be bought. The right to bodily integrity is a right which should not be able to be negotiated by any form of contract. No matter the regulation or the nature of the contract, it still remains a trade with women’s bodies and with children. The rights of women and children, not the interest of the buyer, must be the focus of the debate surrounding surrogacy.” read more

Barca, Chelsea reach last 16 as Man Utd lose

first_img– PSG obliterate goals record –Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev recorded a first clean sheet in the group stage since 2006 — ending a staggering run of 43 matches conceding a goal — as CSKA condemned Benfica to a fifth straight loss in Group A.Georgi Schennikov’s cool finish steered CSKA into a 13th-minute lead in Moscow before the hosts grabbed a second through an own goal from Brazilian defender Jardel.Paris Saint-Germain dismantled Celtic 7-1 as the French giants registered their biggest win in the competition, despite falling behind when Moussa Dembele scored inside the first minute at the Parc des Princes.And there’s still one more game to go ?#PSGCEL ??— PSG English (@PSG_English) November 22, 2017 Willian scored twice and won a pair of penalties as Chelsea thrashed 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to guarantee Antonio Conte’s side a top-two finish in Group C.First-half goals from Eden Hazard and Willian put Chelsea in control, with Cesc Fabregas adding a third before Willian netted again to cap the rout and knock Qarabag out of the competition.“We did everything well. We should have scored more. It is easy to play with these good players,” Hazard said.Atletico Madrid, runners-up twice in the past four years, retained an outside chance of pipping Roma to a place in the knockout stage as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-match goal drought in a 2-0 win in Spain.The French striker broke the deadlock with a spectacular acrobatic effort on 69 minutes, before compatriot Kevin Gameiro added a late second to seal a first win of the campaign for Atletico.However, they must beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their final game and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag to avoid parachuting into the Europa League.United, who hit the woodwork twice in the first half through Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo, looked on course to secure the point required to punch their ticket to the last 16 in Switzerland before Michael Lang popped up with an 89th-minute winner.“It’s like a dream. Right now I can’t believe we won against such a strong team,” Swiss international Lang told RTS. Victoire 7-1 contre le Celtic ??— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) November 22, 2017A brace from Neymar soon turned the game around, before Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe added goals of their own before the interval.Marco Verratti made it five with quarter of an hour left, before Cavani got his second and a sensational Dani Alves hit wrapped up a record-breaking night as PSG shattered the previous mark of 21 group-stage goals set last year by Borussia Dortmund.Unai Emery’s team have now scored 24 times in five matches and conceded just once, although they must avoid a heavy reverse at Bayern Munich next month to ensure they finish top of Group B.Robert Lewandowski and Corentin Tolisso scored in Brussels as Bayern overcame Anderlecht 2-1 to retain their 100 percent record since 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes returned for a fourth spell at the club.Two goals from Dutch striker Bas Dost propelled Sporting to a 3-1 victory over Olympiakos, but the Portuguese outfit must beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou in their final fixture to have a chance of overhauling Juventus for a last-16 berth.Share on: WhatsApp “We always thought we could win this match and in the end it was a victory like I had never seen before.”center_img Mourinho blamed United’s inability to convert their first-half dominance into goals after watching his side lose their perfect record in the group.“We lost because in the first half we should be 5-0 up but we could not score one goal after being so dominant,” Mourinho said.The result left United on 12 points, three ahead of both Basel and CSKA Moscow, and still almost certain of advancing, barring a huge defeat against the Russians at Old Trafford on December 5. Hazard and Willian celebrate, Chelsea thrashed 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to guarantee Antonio Conte’s side a top-two finish in Group CParis, France | AFP | Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rested Argentina star Lionel Messi in Turin, later introducing him as a second-half substitute as a 0-0 draw against Juventus sent the five-time European champions through as winners of Group D.last_img read more

Chelsea, Ajax draw European thriller as Liverpool win and Barca stumble

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Jorginho scored two penalties as Chelsea came roaring back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax in a Champions League classic on Tuesday, while holders Liverpool claimed a narrow victory and a stuttering Barcelona were held.There was also a rousing comeback win for Borussia Dortmund over Inter Milan and a big success for Valencia, but the greatest drama came at Stamford Bridge.Ajax appeared to be heading for a stunning victory when Hakim Ziyech set up Donny van de Beek to put them 4-1 ahead 10 minutes into the second half.Before that, Jorginho quickly levelled from the spot after Tammy Abraham’s own goal gave the Dutch champions a second-minute lead, but a Quincy Promes header and a Kepa Arrizabalaga own goal made it 3-1 at the break.After conceding again, Cesar Azpilicueta poked in from close range for Chelsea to pull it back to 4-2, and then came the crazy moment midway through the second half which really gave them hope.In one fell swoop, Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi sent off Ajax’s Daley Blind and dismissed Joel Veltman for a second caution for a handball in the box seconds later. Jorginho then converted the resulting penalty.Teenager Reece James made it 4-4, and Chelsea thought they had gone in front when Azpilicueta fired in, but that goal was disallowed for an Abraham handball.“I can’t explain the game. For all the things we might analyse back, the madness of the game, we are here for entertainment I suppose and anyone who watched that has to say what a game of football. Respect to Ajax, what a spectacle,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told BT Sport.The result means Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia are level on seven points atop Group H, with the Spaniards coming from behind to beat Lille 4-1.Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen put Lille ahead at half-time, but Dani Parejo’s penalty restored parity and Valencia then scored three times in the last eight minutes.Adama Soumaoro’s own goal was followed by a stunning Geoffrey Kondogbia strike and a Ferran Torres effort. Lille are eliminated.– ‘Job done’ for Klopp –Liverpool won 4-1 in Genk two weeks ago and looked on course for another comfortable victory against the Belgians when Georginio Wijnaldum gave them the lead at Anfield.However, with manager Jurgen Klopp resting several players ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester City, the reigning European champions were pegged back.Tanzanian striker Mbwana Ally Samatta headed Genk level before the interval, and it took a fine strike by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to win the game. “The plan was to win the game and we did that, so job done,” admitted Klopp.Liverpool are top of Group E, a point above Napoli, who could have qualified for the last 16 with a win against Salzburg but were held to a 1-1 draw.– Haaland scores again –Erling Braut Haaland’s early penalty — the 19-year-old’s seventh Champions League goal this season — gave Salzburg the lead, before Hirving Lozano equalised.In Germany, Inter looked to be heading for a second straight win against Dortmund as they raced into a 2-0 half-time lead with Lautaro Martinez and Matias Vecino scoring.Yet Dortmund fought back in the second half to win the game as Achraf Hakimi grabbed a brace either side of a Julian Brandt goal.It is a result that leaves Dortmund second in Group F, three points ahead of Inter and one behind Barcelona, who are still top despite a 0-0 draw at home to Slavia Prague.– Messi denied –Lionel Messi almost scored one of his finest goals, hitting the woodwork at the end of an exhilarating run in the first half.Barcelona had not failed to score in a home Champions League group game in seven years and this result followed a shock weekend defeat at Levante.“We haven’t been convincing, either on Saturday or today, and we know there is a lot of pressure now on the team. We have to respond,” said coach Ernesto Valverde.RB Leipzig top Group G after goals by Diego Demme and Marcel Sabitzer gave the Germans a 2-0 win at Zenit Saint Petersburg.Lyon are two points behind them in second following a 3-1 defeat of Benfica.Joachim Andersen and Bertrand Traore scored for Lyon either side of a goal from Memphis Depay, who has now netted in all four Champions League games this season. Haris Seferovic scored for Benfica.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Pictures of Moville arson suspect released in garda probe

first_imgGardaí have released CCTV images of a suspect male following the arson attack at Caiseal Mara Hotel in November last year.The investigation continues into the attack on the hotel which was due to house up to 100 asylum seekers.A fire was started deliberately at Caiseal Mara at approx 4.50am on Sunday 25th November. The owner of the hotel was injured in the incident. CCTV captured one male suspect who used bottles of accelerant to set the hotel alight causing severe fire damage.CCTV footage from an Arson incident that occurred at “Caiseal Mara” Hotel, on Foyle Street on Sunday 25th November 2018 at approximately 4.50am.CCTV footage from an Arson incident that occurred at “Caiseal Mara” Hotel, on Foyle Street on Sunday 25th November 2018 at approximately 4.50am.Gardaí are renewing their appeal to anyone with information in relation to this arson incident to come forward.The public is being asked to examine the CCTV images in an effort to identify the suspect.If you have any information, please contact the incident room at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540, use the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.   Pictures of Moville arson suspect released in garda probe was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:arsonCaiseal MaraCCTVmovillelast_img read more

“Wawel” GC2CZCX GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 28, 2011

first_img“Wawel”How about some castle caching, with a dash of dragon lore? The traditional geocache “Wawel” (GC2CZCX) can be found in Krakow, Poland. The GPS coordinates deliver geocachers to an impressive architectural complex called “Wawel” on the banks of the Vistula River.Geocachers discover museums, a castle, and a cathedral. The history of the site is thousands of years old. According to the cache page, Neanderthals left their mark in nearby caves. The strategic location continued to play a role throughout European history. Legend even tells of a dragon that once lived in the caves under the limestone hill.The cache owner, toczygroszek, encourages adventurers to explore the history of the site. He writes, “If I wanted to describe all buildings, museums and stories connected with Wawel, I would have to write a book. So the best idea is that you visit this place to see the unique character of Wawel yourself.””Wawel”Wawel DragonThe difficulty two, terrain two geocache has been logged more than 200 times. It’s also accumulated more than a dozen Favorite Points.  One geocacher who logged the cache wrote, “Found [the cache] after a brilliant visit to the state apartments and cathedral (and dragons cave). Krakow and its people are a constant delight.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected] Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDracula’s Castle – GC5D8 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 29, 2012November 28, 2012In “Community”Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2014In “Community”Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 11, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Broad claims four as England win by 6 runs

first_imgEngland halted the winning spree of South Africa beating them by 6 runs in a scintillating World Cup Group B match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Sunday. ScoreStuart Broad claimed four wickets as Proteas struggled against strong bowling attack by England. The end result was that they were all out for 165 in 47.4 overs.Graeme Swann and James Anderson shared four wickets between them as England dried up the runs with their miserly spells restricting South Africa from getting an easy victory. In the first innings, English side failed to put a big score on the board and were all out for 171 in 45.4 overs.England got early blows by the South African bowling attack as their batting lineup was destroyed by left arm spinner Robin Peterson who claimed opener Andrew Strauss, without letting him opening his account, and Kevin Pietersen along with Ian Bell.Bell who was caught and bowled by spinner Peterson was walking towards pavilion with contributing just 5 runs off 7 balls. South African tactic of opening with left-arm spinner Peterson has worked wonders for the team as he claimed England’s captain. Strauss who could not middle the ball too well gave an easy low catch to Ab de Villiers.Another successful spinner, Imran Tahir, who claimed tail-enders like Michael Yardy, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad also caught and bowled set batsman Jonathan Trott, who scored 52 off 92 balls, on the fifth ball of his over immediately after Dale Steyn dropped Trott’s catch in the same over.  South African all rounder Morne Morkel got crucial wicket of England’s highest scorer of this match, Ravi Bhopara( 60 off 98 balls) along with Matt Prior who after scoring just 10 runs off 19 balls fell prey to  Morkel’s sharp delivery which got the outside edge and went straight into the wicketkeeper’s hand. Meanwhile, Dale Steyn claimed Tim Bresnan.advertisementSouth Africa, has won previous two World Cup matches against Netherlands by a massive 231-run margin in which Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers scored centuries and against West Indies they win by seven wickets. Meanwhile, England appears to be carrying bad luck since it last played against ‘minnows’ Ireland in which Kevin O’Brien scored the fastest century of the World Cup as his team caused the biggest upset of the tournament beating England by three wickets.Earlier, England chose to bat first against South Africa after winning the toss at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium.Although England has so far looked stronger chasing a total rather than defending one, captain Andrew Strauss decided to put his faith in his bowlers being able to hold down an unchanged South Africa batting lineup later in the day.While South Africa picked the same team that beat the Netherlands, Strauss will lead a team showing one change from the lineup beaten by Ireland, with middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara replacing allrounder Paul Collingwood.Collingwood had been struggling with knee problems but the switch was not forced. Although his unbeaten 30 from 23 balls helped England over the line against the Netherlands and hinted at a return to form, Collingwood has just one half century in his last 22 innings.Bopara played against the Netherlands but was dropped for the subsequent tied match against India.South Africa’s unchanged lineup means Robin Pieterson was again preferred to offspinner Johan Botha, while Morne van Wyk will keep wicket because of AB de Villiers’ back problems.De Villiers, who has scored centuries in each of South Africa’s matches so far, still plays and will bat at No. 4.last_img read more

Hero gives a facelift to CBZ X-treme and Hunk

first_imgHero Motocorp is giving a facelift to its 150cc motorcycle line up. The models that are going under the scissors include the company’s CBZ X-treme and Hunk motorbikes, say reports.However, there won’t be any major changes with the bikes only getting minor cosmetic upgrades. Hero is expected to roll out the facelifted models in a few months.Also the two wheeler manufacturer will have to drop the Honda name from its bikes according to the agreement at the time of split with its long-time Japanese partner. Expect the new CBZ X-treme and Hunk to sport new paint and stickers for the refreshed models, added reports.Both the CBZ X-treme and Hunk motorcycles are powered by the 150cc four stroke engine sourced from Honda Unicorn. The 149.1cc engine produces a peak power of 14.4 PS and maximum torque of 12.8 Nm.Both bikes feature an electric starter as standard and rear disc brake as option. The CBZ X-treme and Hunk are currently priced around Rs 68,000 and Rs 62,000 respectively.last_img read more