0

Oakland A’s to play Big League Weekend in Las Vegas

first_img What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race There will be baseball in Las Vegas again.The A’s announced on Tuesday that the Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the A’s triple-A affiliate Las Vegas Aviators, will host two 2-game series during spring training.The Cleveland Indians will play the A’s twice from February 29 and March 1. The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in a two-game series on March 7 and 8.Related Articles …last_img

0

Kurtenbach: 49ers look Super in rout of Packers

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Are there any more questions for these 49ers to answer?After Sunday’s 37-8 win over the Packers at Levi’s Stadium, there’s only one:How far can this team go in the playoffs?Perhaps all the way to Miami and Super Bowl LIV? Yes, there might be a month left in the regular season, but it’s not jumping the gun to start thinking about such things: Sunday’s win effectively guaranteed a spot in the tournament for the 49ers — their first postseason berth since 2013.But it …last_img read more

0

Be a Part of What’s Next for Geocaching

first_imgWhat’s Next for Geocaching2015 is set to be a big year for geocaching. While winter (in the Northern Hemisphere) is typically our slowest time of year, this year the gears have been turning and new ideas have been assembled. We’ve been busy innovating, creating, and experimenting—and it’s all been fueled by you, the geocaching community. In the first edition of What’s Next for Geocaching, you’ll learn how Geocaching HQ and the 9-million-strong geocaching community have come together to forge new tools, features and upgrades. Plus, you’ll have a chance to be involved, too.Innovation and Inspiration, Fueled by YouAt Geocaching HQ, one of the many reasons we love geocaching is the creativity and inventiveness of the community that molds and shapes the game. To honor that creativity and inventiveness, we’re making a concerted effort to put the geocaching community at the forefront of inspiration for what we’re working on. The first step: listening.Meet Jayme!Meet Jayme. She has been a geocacher since 2008 and has earned nearly 9000 smileys. Now, she serves as the User Insights Analyst at Geocaching HQ. Jayme is responsible for bringing the voice of the geocaching community into the product development process.She says, “We want to delight geocachers. To do so, we know we need to listen to the community’s needs, wants, and desires.”To get a read on the community’s needs, Jayme organizes player surveys, forum discussions, geocacher play-testers and games. You read that right, games! Geocachers are invited to participate in activities called innovation games. These specially designed exercises help us better understand what geocachers want and even help guide the future of geocaching.Jayme says, “There is a feeling of collaboration when a certain group of people are given a challenge and have to come up with a solution together. The games encourage thinking outside-of-the-box, working with other people, and they open up players’ eyes to how others geocache in other parts of the world and how challenging it can be to build a product that serves all geocachers, everywhere.”So far, geocachers have played innovation games at the Geocaching Block Party and at Mega-Events in Germany and Spain. This year, Geocaching HQ’ers will be hosting games at even more Mega-Events around the world to learn what geocachers need to create the ultimate toolset for their geocaching experience.Get InvolvedThroughout 2015, we’ll be releasing a series of geocacher-inspired features. We think they are pretty awesome and we hope you will too.To start, Geocaching Premium members will get a sneak peek at the new Advanced Search tool. It’s been completely retooled, revamped and streamlined based on geocaching community feedback. Now you’ll be able to find the exact adventure you want, easier. Keep an eye out for an email with more details.It doesn’t stop there. Throughout the year, there will be more opportunities to have your voice heard and influence the future of geocaching. There are a few ways to take part:Take advantage of your Geocaching Premium sneak peeks and send us your feedback.Sign up to participate in innovation games at the Geocaching Block Party and other Mega-Events.*Watch the User Insights thread in the Geocaching Forums for opportunities to give feedback.Sign up for Tips & Tricks to receive surveys about geocaching ideas and innovations.We can’t wait to show you more of What’s Next for Geocaching, so stay tuned!*More information about innovation games coming soon.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Geocaching Employee Spotlight: Tom, Veep of Marketing & MerchApril 10, 2016In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 5, 2011January 5, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

0

Fords office denies ordering staff to stop using term climate change online

first_imgTORONTO – Emails from Ontario civil servants asking staff to stop using the term “climate change” on government social media accounts were based on false information, Premier Doug Ford’s office said Friday.Several internal emails published on a Toronto blog said Ford’s office had directed workers at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry as well as Ontario Parks to not use the term online.A spokeswoman for Ford said the premier’s office has never issued such a directive to anyone in government.“The premier’s office has never given direction to anyone in the government not to use the term climate change on social media,” Laryssa Waler said in a statement. “To say otherwise is 100 per cent false.”In a memo to civil servants Friday, three of the province’s top bureaucrats said the government has launched an investigation into the matter and taken immediate action to correct the inaccuracy.“Integrity, accuracy, professionalism and the highest possible ethical standards are core principles of our work,” the memo said. “In order to ensure greater trust and integrity within the system, an internal audit is already underway to strengthen our security procedures.”Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, who has clashed with Ford over the cancellation of cap and trade, had earlier tweeted that his government appeared to be “muzzling” staff with the order.“After Ontarians & Cdns have experienced extreme weather linked to climate change — extreme heat, forest fires, flooding — the Ontario gov’t appears to be muzzling @OntarioParks by banning words ‘climate change’,” she wrote on social media. “Time to focus on climate action. We have a plan. Ontario has no plan.”Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner wrote the province’s Environment Minister Rod Phillips asking him to clear the air on the controversy.“I am asking you to please clarify what has transpired and to state unequivocally that all public servants and political staff within your ministry and all government ministries and departments are permitted to speak about climate change,” he said.In a reply to Schreiner, Phillips calls the emails “a mistake” and says the province takes its commitment to fight climate change seriously.“We understand the importance of taking steps to ensure we protect our environment,” he said. “We care a great deal about the environment and remain committed to take action to encourage lower emissions.”Phillips has promised that a new provincial plan to address climate change will be unveiled this fall.last_img read more