State memorial for Nelson Mandela: the programme

first_imgFor those unable to attend today’s massive memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium, we bring you the official programme, which includes a moving obituary to the great man. READ MORE • Mandela on Media Club South Africa • Nelson Mandela: the world mourns • Nelson Mandela – a timeline  • Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela  • Watch: World reacts to Mandela’s death • Infographic: Mandela family tree • Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom • The women in Madiba’s life • Tutu leads memorial at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory • High-res photos: In 2010, Nelson Mandela wishes World Cup good luck to Bafana Bafanalast_img

Announcing the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month

first_img‘Caching team hooserisunshine and FailedApparatus have made a big impression on the the geocaching community in North and South Carolina with their regular geocaching trivia events, ‘It’s All Just Trivial!’Though the geocaching trivia nights were spawned as a way to spice up regular Cache-Events, they’ve since become an institution. The winning team at an ‘It’s All Just Trivial’ event take home medals and sometimes a trophy – both of which were created by hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus.Geocacher Beth Andrews says, “Hands down… my vote is for Hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus. Not just for the great and wonderful things they have done with geocaching trivia around the whole South East…., but with geocaching as a whole. From fun hides to hair pulling puzzle caches to just being great people. I’m honored they are part of my geocaching family and no two people deserve this more than those two.”Echoing her sentiments, Matt Norris says, “Hoosiersunshine and Failedapparatus are the best nominees I could think of for this! Anyone who has ever been to an “It’s All Just Trivial” event knows that this would be incredibly well deserved. Those who have not can’t even imagine what those two have put into these events! Not only fun trivia, but everything from fully stocked caches, to unactivated geocoins and everything in between as prizes to every person who attends. And every person who wins gets a real gold medal! They bring fun geocaching events to a new level that I have never seen. Amazing people bringing fun not only to SC and NC, but they’ve traveled to host these events in GA, FL and VA too!”Thank you to all the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month nominees for your tireless efforts to bring joy to other geocachers. Three cheers for legendary geocachers! <> SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the May 2013 Geocacher of the MonthJune 18, 2013In “Community”Help Name the April 2015 Geocacher of the MonthApril 29, 2015In “Community”Say “Well Done” to the Latest Geocachers of the MonthMay 9, 2014In “Community” <> For Zugführer, it means organizing Cache-Events that repeatedly draw dozens of old and new geocachers alike. The April 2015 nominees for the celebrated Geocacher of the Month award run the gamut of what it means to be a legendary geocacher.For Marchand de cailloux, it means crafting intricate, clever, beautiful wood caches. The featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ after reviewing community input and blog comments. It’s a tough decision, given the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole.All the nominees will receive special prize packages from Geocaching HQ, but only one will receive the elusive Geocacher of the Month Geocoin.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin.center_img After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus have been officially named the featured Geocachers of the Month for April 2015. <> Share with your Friends:More Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month’s award! For hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus it means inventing a highly popular local geocaching trivia night complete with customized trophy.last_img read more

The American Dream is Alive

first_imgThe world has been spinning out of control since the world started spinning.All forms of government have been prone to corruption, and they’ve been prone to overreaching since there have been rulers, even those that are democratically elected. People have been greedy since there has been something worth hoarding.Income inequality has existed since there has been income. Throughout much of history, income inequality has been more or less the same. Now, as few as five people possess half of all the wealth on earth. Surely there is something concerning about this fact. But was it better when that number was eight people? Does that number somehow signal the death of the American dream?America is about equality under the law. At her best, she’s about equality of opportunity, even though that ideal hasn’t been realized. The dream is that one can be free from an oppressive government, and for the many faults American government can be accused of, oppression is a tough case to make (and I am a libertarian, small L).The truth is that we live at the very beginning of the Information Age, with its accelerating, disruptive, and constant change. It must have felt something like this when the Agrarian Age fell to the Industrial Age, and when Foraging fell to the Agrarian Age. The old ways die, the new ways tear them apart and build something new, with forward progress—even with all the damage it leaves in its wake.Capitalism is already becoming more conscious, even if it doesn’t progress at a speed that limits the damage that comes with living on the edge of a new age.The American dream will only die when it dies in the hearts of men and women, but that flame has been burning bright for a lot longer than there has been an America, and it will continue to burn as long as there are human beings. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more