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“Shawkan” in very poor health after two years of provisional detention

first_imgNews August 12, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Shawkan” in very poor health after two years of provisional detention to go further Reporters Without Borders calls for Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid’s immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him at his next court appearance on 17 August, three days after he will have completed his second year in provisional detention. February 6, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Known by the pseudonym of “Shawkan”, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, 28, has been held in Cairo’s Tora prison ever since his arrest on 14 August 2013 while providing the Demotix and Corbix photo agencies with coverage of clashes between the security forces and deposed President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters in Rabiaa Al-Awadiya Square.“This young photojournalist’s already fragile health has worsened steadily because of the conditions to which he has been exposed in prison for the past two years,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said.“He has been subjected to one of the longest period’s of provisional detention in Egypt’s history, having spent more than 700 days in prison without any formal charges being brought against him. This intolerable situation must end at once. He must be freed without more ado. We want no less from the hearing on 17 August.”Exhausted physically and psychologically by his two years in detention, Zeid has likened his current situation to “a black hole in which all things resemble each other and everything is dark.”In a recent message written in his cell, he said: “Journalism has become a crime in today’s Egypt. A journalist can be sentenced to life imprisonment or can spend years in pre-trial detention. Egypt is the only country where journalists are regarded as political actors.”Zeid has hepatitis, which is getting steadily worse because of the appalling prison conditions, the lack of access to medical care and the mistreatment to which he has been subjected.Other journalists are accused of supporting a “terrorist organization” and disseminating false news – spurious charges used by Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s regime to gag journalists and to suppress an open public debate in which a broad range of views may be expressed.The retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists that began in February was postponed for the tenth time a few days ago. The three being tried are Egyptians Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were freed provisionally in February, and Peter Greste, an Australian who was deported back to his country of origin.With at least 15 journalists currently detained just for doing their job, Egypt is the world’s fourth biggest prison for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). It is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egypt Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

Be Aware of Common Tax Scams this Tax Season

first_imgBe Aware of Common Tax Scams this Tax Season FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare center_img Tax season provides the ideal opportunity for scam artists to prey on unsuspecting tax payers. These scams come in many forms, the most frequent of which are described below.The most commonly reported tax scam in the Vanderburgh County area involves potential victims receiving phone calls and recorded messages from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fake IRS agent states this is the “final attempt” to contact the victim regarding a pending lawsuit against them. Potential victims are given a fraudulent number to contact the IRS, where presumably the victim will be asked to wire money or provide a pre-paid debit card number to settle back taxes. These con artists range from amateurish to highly sophisticated. Many posses basic background information concerning their victims and have the ability to “spoof” caller ID’s to make it appear a call is coming from the IRS.Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “If you have any doubt about the identity of an official who calls you on the phone, get the official’s name, hang up, and then call the agency back at a phone number you know to be correct.”As anyone with an email account undoubtedly knows, the internet is a never ending source for fraudulent solicitations. Fake emails from the IRS (which often include a link to a fraudulent IRS web site) will direct the victim to “update your IRS e-file immediately.” The emails often look realistic and contain “gov” designations within the email in order to bolster credibility.On their official website, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency will never:Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.4) Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.last_img read more

Girls Raise $1,000 for Humane Society From Lemonade Sales

first_imgBy TIM KELLYAn optimistic old proverb maintains that when life hands someone lemons, then someone should make lemonade.Three local girls have taken the saying to heart. They are taking lemonade and turning it into gold for the Humane Society of Ocean City.The girls, Michaela Werber, Kate Michel and Sage Geubtner, all 12-year-old Northfield residents and students at Northfield Community School, have been setting up lemonade stands over the last two years and donating the proceeds to the Humane Society.The results, which are still ongoing, recently eclipsed the $1,000 mark. In the process, they are also raising awareness for the Humane Society and its good work.The HSOC, located at 1 Shelter Road, adjacent to the Tennessee Avenue soccer complex, bills itself as a one-stop center for a variety of pet and animal services, including a veterinarian center with lower fees than most private vet clinics, dog and cat adoptions, animal control services and much more.“We really started out doing this for fun,” said Michaela, whose family’s dog Roxy was adopted at the Human Society’s shelter. “When we saw how happy everyone was when we made our first donation, we knew that we found something we wanted to keep on doing to help the animals.”During a recent visit to the Humane Society, the girls display a sign urging people to support their lemonade stand.The first donation was made approximately two years ago, in the amount of $200. The girls set up their stand along Shore Road during Northfield’s July 4 parade, and the results were immediate.“I think they do so well because they are just adorable little girls,” laughed Megan Werber, Michaela’s mom.However, she noted that when their customers hear about the girls’ quest to see more animals rescued and to find forever homes, they are truly touched.“There’s no price tag on the cups of lemonade,” said Megan. “The girls tell people to make whatever donation they can. I think that has made it work out better for them.”Since then, Michaela, Kate and Sage have periodically been setting up their stands along the bike path in Northfield.“Police and fire personnel always seem to donate, and even (Northfield) Mayor (Erland) Chau. The people who happen to be walking along the bike path see the girls and what they’re doing and are moved to help them,” Megan explained.In turn, the girls have helped the shelter, much to the delight and gratitude of the HSOC.“These girls and some other groups of young kids have raised money and awareness of the HSOC,” said Phil Bellucci, the Humane Society’s operations and development director. “We’re so very impressed and encouraged by these amazing kids.”Michaela, Kate and Sage did not stop with lemonade.As part of a school project, the girls turned their stands into a “company” and expanded their offerings to include the sale of home-baked all natural dog treats.“I went online and found some recipes,” Michaela said.“She had a willing test subject in Roxy to find out the best one,” her mom added.The girls then began selling the treats alongside the lemonade, and they were well-received.They named the venture “Puppy Party Company,” Michaela said, because “that’s what we are.”The party is a long way from being over. In addition to raising money for the shelter, the girls are frequent visitors to the facility.Naturally, Megan, also mom to Mainland Regional High School student Benjamin and wife of David Werber, is proud of her daughter and her friends.“These girls are not driven by a desire to gain anything from this other than to make a difference,” she said. “You always hear (criticisms) of today’s kids, but here are three little girls who want to do something to help save the lives of the animals, and they’re doing just that.”The Humane Society, founded in 1964, is located on Shelter Road, off Tennessee Avenue. From left, Courtney Venzie of the Humane Society of Ocean City staff, Michaela Werber, Kate Michel and Sage Geubtner with Roxy (the light-colored dog) and Einstein. (Photos courtesy of Megan Werber)last_img read more

Which Eastern Conference teams are the Warriors’ biggest threats?

first_imgAfter winning three NBA championships in the past four years, the Warriors … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!PHILADELPHIA – The Warriors could not suppress their laughter.Yes, the Warriors felt disappointed they have lost three of their past five games, including two contests in consecutive nights. But does that mean the Warriors are worried?“No,” Stephen Curry said with a smile.last_img read more

From Dust to St. Patrick in 5 Billion Years Flat

first_imgBiblical creationists and evolutionists have one belief in common: we came originally from dust.  How that dust became organized is the difference.  Both views teach that our bodies are comprised of the same atoms found in dust, but creationists say an intelligent designer purposefully molded the dust into a fully-formed man and woman, whereas evolutionists claim the dust organized itself over aeons of time (see cartoon).  Several recent evolutionary articles seem to endow dust with nearly magical properties of self-organization.    As if pulling a rabbit out of a dusty hat, Astrobiology Magazine announced, “Galactic Dust Bunnies Contain Stuff of Life.”  The basic idea is that carbon, oxygen and iron may form in stars at the centers of galaxies like ours and blow the dust into the outer regions.  The Spitzer Space Telescope detected silicates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), rich in carbon and oxygen, near the center of the Milky Way.  “These elements are the building blocks of all planets, including our own Earth (as well as of human beings and any other life forms that may exist in the universe).”  The implication is that there is an evolutionary connection between PAH molecules (which are like the dust in your tailpipe) and you.    The preoccupation with life-potentiating dust was also seen in another article on Astrobiology Magazine.  It began, “NASA scientists analyzing the dust of meteorites have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level.”  That mystery is homochirality: the fact that all proteins in life use left-handed amino acids.  Science Now echoed the finding by Goddard astrobiologists who noticed slight excesses of one hand over the other in meteorites collected in Antarctica.  “In one of the rocks, the imbalance was 18%, the largest ever reported for a meteorite.”  The discoverers theorized that the amino acids made contact with melting ice in the parent asteroids, and become more biased toward left handedness when polarized light in space impinged on the molecules.  “Whatever the reason,” the article said (indicating these theoretical notions are not certain), “life as we know it could just as easily have been given a nudge toward the right-handed side in a different environment.”  Jeffrey Bada of UC San Diego remained skeptical.  “It’s a lot to ask from a natural geochemical process, which, basically, we know nothing about.”  Another astrobiologist mentioned the possibility that bacterial contamination of the meteorite biased the ratios.    Problems or not, the two articles on Astrobiology Magazine were optimistic that the secret of life is inherent in dust: “The study shows that biological molecules created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorites” [i.e., space dust] “ may have had a profound effect on the development of life.”  And as to the origin of the dust from stars, the other article said, “The research is helping astrobiologists understand how elements necessary for life are formed and distributed through the Universe.”  A few billion years later, St. Patrick walks the heaths of Ireland, bringing good news to people walking in pagan darkness and fear.Now we can add the Dust Bunny to Tinker Bell, Popeye and Yoda in the cast of characters in the evolutionary play, King Charles and His Magic Kingdom.  The Dust Bunny from space contains within herself all the potentialities of eagles, frogs, giraffes, starfish and humans: NASA tells us that galactic dust bunnies contain the stuff of life.  So the cosmic Dust Bunny, sent on a beam of starlight, falls to a planet that had just emerged from the dust of the sun.  All she needs is the awakening zap from Tinker Bell’s mutation wand, and her inherent potential begins to unfold.  Over billions and billions of years, left-handed amino acids, “for whatever reason,” join hands and invent codes, morphing into trilobites and squid and jellyfish and worms.  Under King Charles’ just laws, stuff happens: fins swim, legs walk, and eyes pop into existence.  The living dust morphs into mice and cavemen and Popeye the Sailor Man.  Minds emerge from the dust, till at the pinnacle of this long process, Yoda the scientist looks back, calls St. Patrick a fool, and explains how it all really happened.    More primitive versions of this philosophy were called pantheism.  Darwin Party Productions, Inc., has animated the ancient play into a new epic – Pantoonism – now playing in science journals near you.  Abadabadababacadabra, that’s all, folks.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Psychiatry Ascribes Empty Names to Clusters of Symptoms

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Schizophrenia doesn’t exist. People exist with various behaviors, but schizophrenia is an empty label, an expert says.Read Medical Xpress for a brief look into the sausage-making behind psychiatric diagnoses. What do the words schizoaffective disorder, psychosis spectrum syndrome, or delusional disorder mean? The very terms seem to give ontological status to something in patients, but nobody knows what those things are, because they vary from person to person. It’s like applying sticky notes to water waves at the beach. The labels don’t stick, they only apply to gross phenomena, and they provide no understanding either of the cause or the cure. What’s more, the labels can actually make things worse by causing family members or friends to look at patients differently.These are some of the warnings in this article. We’ve seen the problems with the DSM-V “Bible” of diagnosis used by psychiatrists (3/20/14, 5/18/12). Now, Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht University Medical Centre is ready to junk the term “schizophrenia” and some others. For illnesses lumped into the word “psychotic,” he says, the symptoms are too complicated to diagnose or treat with one-size-fits-all categories.Currently, psychotic illness is classified among many categories, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, depression or bipolar disorder with psychotic features, and others, he explains.But categories such as these “do not represent diagnoses of discrete diseases, because these remain unknown; rather, they describe how symptoms can cluster, to allow grouping of patients.”This allows clinicians to say, for example, “You have symptoms of psychosis and mania, and we classify that as schizoaffective disorder.” If your psychotic symptoms disappear we may reclassify it as bipolar disorder. If, on the other hand, your mania symptoms disappear and your psychosis becomes chronic, we may re-diagnose it as schizophrenia.“That is how our classification system works. We don’t know enough to diagnose real diseases, so we use a system of symptom based classification.“Definitions provided in the DSM-V and other manuals often disagree. How precise or helpful is a definition for schizophrenia like “a debilitating neurological disorder”? What psychiatrist really knows what the cause of a cluster of symptoms is, let alone what to do about it? Os notes that “people with this psychosis spectrum syndrome display extreme diversity (heterogeneity), both between and within people, in psychopathology, treatment response, and outcome.”Physician, heal thyself. When you can identify a known physical cause for a known neurological disorder (say, autism or Tourette’s or a concussion), you are a doctor. When you appeal to mystical forces that have names but no scientific rigor, you are acting like a witch doctor. Diagnose yourself first. You are trusting in flawed opinions of people who don’t know everything. Toss out the flawed DSM‘s and go to a Bible-teaching church to learn about the true nature of man from the Creator’s manual of the body and brain.“Mental illness” is a made-up term, like dark matter. It’s a placeholder for ignorance. The only one who understands minds is the Spirit that gave birth to them, the Creator God. If a patient’s brain is perfectly fine, spiritual problems can cause outward symptoms. Repeated choices to tell lies, for instance, can become a hardened habit like any other bad habit that must be overcome consciously with guidance and prayer. Patterns of violent outbursts also require spiritual advice from those who know the Creator’s diagnostic manual, the Bible. Memorization and meditation of appropriate Scriptures can bring healing, sometimes rapidly, sometimes gradually. But telling a patient or his parents that he has schizosophoxymoronia—what good is that? It’s as meaningless as saying he has a bad case of gribbleflix. Patients so labeled receive a latent impression that they are incurable, or that they have an excuse for bad behavior. Give them hope. Take them to the Great Physician. He’s on the prayer line 24 x 7.The Scriptures are filled with comfort and advice for “soul” (psyche) health. Some examples:Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Jesus, in Matthew 11:28-30)No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. (I Corinthians 10:13)The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;In keeping them there is great reward.Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;Let them not rule over me;Then I will be blameless,And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heartBe acceptable in Your sight,O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:7-14)Those who love your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble (Psalm 119:165, and the whole psalm).The book of Proverbs is another rich resource for enriching mental and spiritual health.Many cases of so-called “mental illness” are caused by sin, like bitterness, anxiety, anger, selfishness, ungratefulness, guilt and pride. The Bible is filled solutions to these root causes! It doesn’t attach empty labels to clusters of symptoms, but identifies the root problem and the cure. Repentance from sin and faith in Christ, who paid the penalty for everyone’s sins and rose from the dead, is the open door to the Great Physician’s office. The narrow doorway requires dropping one’s baggage and coming sincerely by faith. It leads the suffering sinner to forgiveness and a life of hope and healing. “Burdens are lifted at Calvary,” one hymn says. The hope of eternal life in Christ’s resurrection is a “living hope” that puts the sufferings of this life in context. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-2). Peace? Hope? Joy? There’s mental health by definition!Exercise: For those who know their Bibles, how would you assist someone with the following problems? Think of specific Scriptures that would apply. Find out if the person is trusting in Christ before offering help on lesser things.Post-traumatic stress disorderPersistent nightmaresGullibilityBad language habitDefensiveness, lashing back at criticismLazinessFear of trying something new or differentHanging around with bad friendsInsomniaHypochondriaLate habitOverly talkative or overly shyPoor study habitsNegativityClutter habit, or the opposite, extreme orderlinessProlonged grievinglast_img read more

SA calls for investors in solar park

first_img30 September 2010 The South African government has extended an invitation to the private sector to invest in an envisaged multi-billion rand solar park – a concentrated zone of solar generating plants and solar component manufacturing facilities – in the Northern Cape. Addressing a media briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday during a conference on South Africa’s energy future, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said that developing the solar plants for the park was expected to cost billions of US dollars. These costs, to be incurred over a period of 10 years, would largely be borne by the private sector, Peters said. “We are looking primarily to the private sector,” said the department’s acting deputy director-general for electricity, nuclear and clean energy, Ompi Aphane. “We don’t see the fiscus being overburdened [by the project].” Wide-ranging benefits A solar park would alleviate the pressure on South Africa’s largely coal-based energy supply. It is estimated that a 5 000 MW park constructed over a decade could create about 12 300 construction jobs annually. The project is also expected to create about 3 010 operations and maintenance jobs by the time the last solar plant is constructed. Besides the jobs that would be created by the park, South Africa would be given the opportunity to become a manufacturer of solar technology materials.Pre-feasibility study conducted The Department of Energy signed an agreement with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in 2009 to prepare a pre-feasibility study into the potential for creating a solar park in South Africa. The study was conducted with the financial and technical backing of the CCI. Peters said the study found that the Northern Cape was ideal for a solar park because of the abundance of sunshine in the province. Land availability, connection to the national electricity grid, and water availability (through the Orange River) were also deciding factors in choosing the Northern Cape. A number of developers are said to have shown interest in the project. The government predicts that the solar park project will reach commercialisation within the next two years, depending on interest from investors. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

BESTOPE Hair Brush Hair Straightener Brush Electric Heating Ceramic Detangling Comb Digital Anion Hair Care : nice and straight

first_imgExactly where has this been all my lifetime. My hair is about six inches below shoulder size, medium-thick, wavy. It works nicely since my hair is not far too wavy at the roots. If you have pretty curly/wavy hair and need to have to straighten setting up at the roots, this item is not going to be ready to very easily obtain that. For my needs, it is really the ideal hair tool i have ever applied.Properly packaged and good solution. Leaves hair straight with quantity alternatively than the typical poker straight from a straightener. Make certain hair is completely dry before use and you would not be dissatisfied.BESTOPE Hair Brush Hair Straightener Brush Electric Heating Ceramic Detangling Comb Digital Anion Hair Care, Anti-Scald Effective Silky Hair BrushQUICK HEAT UP: Constant Heat-To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit-press “+” and “-” at the same time. Built-in automatic constant temperature and fast heating technologies, 1 minute heat up to 365℉. 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I had to check out these as before long as i acquired them, and had purposely not set any more goods in my hair immediately after washing it so that it dried totally by natural means. See my images for proof of some of the outrageous, frizzy waves that had appearedon turning on the brush, you set the temperature you want to use. Basically – the thicker your hair, the hotter you’re going to want the brush to be. 🙂 the temperature guage can be a little iffy – you opt for a temperature (i went with 220 degrees for my very first consider – although i’ve attempted hotter considering the fact that i took these shots + it straightens my hair far better) and you can see the temperature of the brush increasing. When it reaches your wished-for temperature, you can push the electric power button the moment to lock it (never maintain it to flip it on like i did + unintentionally convert off the brush. To then have to set the temperature and hold out yet again). 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I sectioned my hair into three layers and observed it much better when i brushed by means of the underneath.I go through from comparatively thick, in a natural way curly hair and uncover it an endless fight to straighten it with no paying several hours with a pair of straightners. I have read blended assessments about straightening brushes so determined to get on and make my have conclusion. The brush alone has an led show so you can obviously see the temperature you can change the temperature up or down very uncomplicated and a swift press of the on / off button locks the temperature in place. The brush heated up in all around 1 moment but the manage stayed very cool which is a real advantage. The first time i applied the brush i tried to straighten my hair from curly and to be honest i was not really impressed, it didnt genuinely get passsed the wavy phase and unquestionably wasn’t what i would simply call straight. Having said that the next and subsequent periods i have used it have been just after applying my regular straightners – so i clean dry and straighten my hair employing straightners and then if i have to have to contact it up that day, or retain it straight the subsequent working day the brush is exceptional for that and does continue to keep it seeking really straight and sleek. The brush is extremely effortless to use – i think the most important issue i have is that my hair is thick. On the other hand as a contact up it is exceptional so on this foundation i would definity reccomend to other folks. It did not truly feel as harsh as my staightners both which is superior.Exceptional product arrived on time perfectly packaged. Purchased a person for myself and a person for my mom it has made a big distinction to my destroyed frizzy hair. . It now appears to be like shiny and straight ‘.I have a small bob model hair tha is very thick and curly so straightening my hair can take above hlf hr with straighteners. This brush dun my hair inside of 10 mins it gr8 for day-to-day particularly if u like me and acquired a toddler and barely no time to do hair with straighteners each working day but now i can have hair dun within just mins. Highly advise this brush x.Just been given this product currently and i’m presently in love. It still left my hair straight but not flat and it even received that awkward layer in the entrance. Perfectly worth the money, and will save so significantly time when compared to a regular straightener.It is effective and takes care of enterprise, yet it was not as brisk as i experienced envisioned. It receives sizzling, of course, however you need to make your segments minor and go moderate. I’m utilized to just swiping through my hair with my straightener so this was fairly exclusive. It truly is a good straightener and presumably pretty a lot in the exact class as alternate types out there that have a a lot higher sticker cost. So spare your income and invest in this a single somewhat than a bigger valued one.This hair straightener functions fantastic with curly hair. Initially brush out your hair before applying, due to the fact the straightener collects unfastened strands just like a standard brush. From my practical experience,it functions considerably speedier than the flat iron straighteners and leaves hair with a softer texture.last_img read more

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first_img SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the 2013 Cache In Trash Out WeekendJanuary 28, 2013In “ Souvenirs”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 18, 2012April 18, 2012In “Cache In Trash Out”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2011April 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Celebrate Geocaching by Cleaning Up at a CITO EventGeocachers will demonstrate their commitment to the environment by the bagful in April. Thousands of geocachers will join together in picking up trash and filling garbage bags with litter. They’ll be attending Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events over the 11th Annual International CITO Weekend. It’s scheduled for April 20, 21 and 22. Tons of trash will be removed from geocaching-friendly locations. It’s easy to join the global community by attending one of the many CITO events. With hundreds of CITO Events in dozens of countries, there’s sure to be one near you. If there isn’t a CITO event near you, there’s still time to create your own CITO event.Those attending CITO Events on April 20, 21 or April 22 (or all three!) will earn a 2013 CITO souvenir for their Geocaching profile. Share International CITO Weekend with your friends by joining the Geocaching Facebook CITO Weekend event page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more