Murray scores 48 as Nuggets beat Celtics

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, drives the lane as Boston Celtics center Al Horford, left, and guard Kyrie Irving, center, defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Jamal Murray simply got caught up in the moment when he hoisted a long shot with the clock winding down.He took some heat for it. No disrespect meant, he maintained.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Three-for-all: Bucks become latest team to set a 3-point mark Denver spotted the Celtics an 18-point lead in the first quarter but quickly made up ground behind Murray, who scored 23 in the first half.In a matchup between two of the league’s top defenses, it was offense that ruled on this night.More specifically, Murray.He took over the game in the fourth quarter, hitting a pair of 3-pointers to give the Nuggets some breathing room. The Celtics even tried to double-team him.It didn’t work.“He was rolling,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “He got a couple of easy ones out of the gate that I think made him feel good. He deserves credit.”The Nuggets needed a big game from Murray because the Celtics found some rhythm. Malone knew it was just a matter of time before a streaky Boston offense started consistently knocking down jumpers. He was just hoping it would happen after Monday.“Their offense is trending in the right direction,” Malone said. “Couple that with their defense, which can be suffocating at times, and that’s what makes them such a dangerous team — a team that’s going to go very, very deep in the playoffs.”TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart took an elbow to the back of the head from Nikola Jokic in the third quarter. … F Marcus Morris drew a technical in the fourth for arguing a charging call. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “What kind of competitor wouldn’t it bother? I was (mad), but we’re not going to make a big thing about it,” said Kyrie Irving, who scored 31 points on 13-of-17 shooting. “But congratulations to him on 48 points. He did it in a great fashion.”Nuggets coach Michael Malone said the veterans on his team talked to Murray about the late shot.“He’s young. He’s still learning,” Malone said. “You never want to try to disrespect anybody. It wasn’t disrespect. He was trying to get to 50 points.”At 9-1, the Nuggets are earning a measure of respect around the NBA as they’re off to their best start since 1976-77. They’re 6-0 at home, including wins over Golden State and now Boston.“We’ve accomplished nothing,” Murray said. “Keep trusting each other and get the job done.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nuggets: Murray scored 14 of the team’s 19 points in the first quarter. He finished with the most by a Nuggets player since Carmelo Anthony scored 50 on Feb. 7, 2011, against Houston. … Despite some foul trouble, Jokic finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. … Gary Harris and Trey Lyles each added 13 points.NO DOUBTING THIS THOMASStevens raved about Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas, currently sidelined as he rehabs from hip surgery. Thomas played parts of three seasons with Boston.“I can’t say enough great things about him and all the things that he has meant to the Celtics, Celtic fans in and around New England and even in our house,” Stevens said. “He’s an absolute pleasure to be around.”Thomas isn’t expected back until possibly next month, but he’s already having an influence on the Nuggets — with his voice.“We have a relatively quiet group and one thing that everybody knows that’s been around Isaiah is that he’s not quiet,” Malone said. “He brings an energy and a voice and a leadership that we sorely miss.”LESSON LEARNEDMorris believes Murray learned his lesson about shooting with a game in hand.“I know him personally. It was unprofessional,” Morris said. “He’s a young player. He’ll learn.”UP NEXT Murray scored a career-high 48 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a sluggish start to beat the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Monday night.The point guard knew he was on from his first jumper — a deep 3-pointer. He realized he might have ruffled some feathers with his last — an even deeper 3 in an effort to score 50.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“My emotion took over as it normally does when I get going like that,” Murray explained.Murray was feeling it all night, hitting 19 of 30 shots, including five 3s. He had two attempts to reach 50 points in the final seconds, but missed a reverse layup and then that 3 at the buzzer — one that bothered the Celtics with the game already decided. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Celtics: At Phoenix on Thursday.Nuggets: At Memphis on Wednesday before a four-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Sethi Ferro Fabrik to Construct Over 250 Hand Pumps in Nimba

first_imgSeveral damaged wells to be rehabilitatedSethi Ferro Fabrik, a company mining scrap metal in Yekepa, Nimba County, is embarking on constructing over 250 hand pumps and rehabilitate several others in the area and other parts of Nimba, as part of a social initiative toward the citizens.According to Nimba County Assistant Superintendent for Development, Mr. Railey Myers, the company decided to undertake the projects, so as provide safe drinking water to the locals.He said a feasibility survey had already been conducted in the areas, where the pumps will be installed or rehabilitated.Concern has been mounting in Nimba, since Sethi began mining the scrap in 2017, as to what benefit will accrue to the county as a result of the company’s activities there.Mr. Myers explained that heavy drilling machines will be used to drill the wells and where the heavy equipment cannot reach, due to road condition, the company will provide what they term as “magic bucket”, which will purify water for residents in those hard-to-reach areas.According to a survey conducted, each well will serve at about 500 persons.“Already, they have begun the drilling in the mining area of Yekepa and will spread to other parts of the county gradually, he said.In the 2018 County Council Sitting, US$3 million was projected to be used to tackle developmental initiative in the county. Of the projected amount, Sethi Ferro Fabrik is expected to provide over US$1 million for the next next 10 months of scrap mining activities, while the rest will come from ArcelorMittal, Northstar (another scrap mining company) and the County Development Fund, among others.It is not clear when the next agreement with Sethi Ferro Fabrik will be reached, because it is almost 10 months since the pronouncement was made at the County Sitting in September 2018.However, the Fiscal Affairs Superintendent Mr. Saye Musah has disclosed that the Government has released about US$600,000 to the county from Sethi, while additional funds are expected to be released soon.He explained that the County needs at least half of the US$3 million projected budget so as begin implementing the development initiative in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Rock’s ‘Game Plan’ tops box office

first_imgDwayne “The Rock” Johnson had the winning game plan at the box office. Disney’s “The Game Plan,” starring Johnson as a football quarterback whose bachelor lifestyle is disrupted by the arrival of a daughter he never knew he had, opened as the top weekend flick with $22.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The weekend had looked like it would be a showdown between “The Game Plan” and Universal’s Middle East thriller “The Kingdom,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner as members of a U.S. team investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia. But “The Kingdom” fell short, debuting at No. 2 with a solid $17.7 million. The previous weekend’s top movie, Sony’s action tale “Resident Evil: Extinction,” fell a steep 66 percent from its opening-weekend gross, finishing in third place with $8 million and raising its total to $36.8 million. Johnson was the latest action hero aiming to broaden his audience with a family film. With a PG rating, “The Game Plan” took advantage of a long dry spell for kid-friendly movies, as parents with children made up two-thirds of the audience. “There was definitely pent-up demand for people who don’t necessarily want to go to the heavy R-rated films,” said Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney. “The entire general audience has been underserved lately.” “The Kingdom” faced heavy competition from other violent R-rated films, among them “3:10 to Yuma,” “The Brave One” and “Eastern Promises.” Though not an overtly political film, “The Kingdom” also had to test audience interest for action tales set against the war on terrorism. “If you’re going to tell stories like this, you’re going to tell stories of what’s actually going on in our world. It’s very difficult, challenging subject matter,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “Either you’re going to like this kind of movie or you’re not.” In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s “The Darjeeling Limited” opened strongly, taking in $140,000 at two New York City theaters on Saturday and Sunday, following its premiere Friday at the New York Film Festival. Directed by Wes Anderson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”), the film stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman as brothers on an odyssey across India. Focus Features’ World War II saga “Lust, Caution” also did well in its debut at one New York City theater, taking in $61,688. From director Ang Lee (“Brokeback Mountain”), the NC-17-rated “Lust, Caution” features scenes of explicit sex as a Chinese woman goes undercover in a plot to kill a man collaborating with invading Japanese forces. Both films expand to more theaters Friday. It was the second straight weekend that Hollywood business was down after a summer of record revenue. The top 12 movies took in $76.7 million, down 11 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Open Season” was the No. 1 movie with $23.6 million. “What goes up must come down,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “It would be really difficult to maintain three, four months of up box office, so this was kind of inevitable. It was quite a strong fall last year, so we’re having a little trouble competing.” Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday. 1. “The Game Plan,” $22.7 million. 2. “The Kingdom,” $17.7 million. 3. “Resident Evil: Extinction,” $8 million. 4. “Good Luck Chuck,” $6.3 million. 5. “3:10 to Yuma,” $4.2 million. 6. “The Brave One,” $3.8 million. 7. “Mr. Woodcock,” $3 million. 8. “Eastern Promises,” $2.9 million. 9. “Sydney White,” $2.7 million. 10. “Across the Universe,” $2.05 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIt’s one of the most watched TV shows on the box – but the telly opinionated fanatics on Gogglebox were not impressed with Daniel O’Donnell’s performances on Strictly Come Dancing. Gogglebox is a hugely popular show – even though you’d think the concept of us watching people watch TV wouldn’t be entertaining.However, it is entertaining, but the families who contribute to the show were unimpressed by Daniel O’Donnell’s version of Grease star Danny Zuko. They didn’t hold back in their criticism of Daniel and said it was the worst they’ve seen yet.They were critical right from the get go, and they slammed Daniel for keeping his mouth opening during the opening dance sequence  on the stairs.One family said, “Oh my god that was dreadful, what’s he doing, how can he not close his mouth and click his fingers at the same time.Another family said, “How stiff is this, this is the stiffest performance I’ve ever seen on Strictly, oh he dropped her, that wasn’t supposed to happen. Others just couldn’t take him serious in the role of dark haired lothario Danny Zuko.“That quiff is outrageous, Daniel O’Donnell doesn’t suit this style or character, I can’t take him serious.As the dance ended one family simply repeated the word Wow.While another group on the show were very blunt in their assessment saying, “That was just awful, it was absolutely s**t.Daniel was voted off the show after a dance-off on Sunday. GOGGLEBOX UNIMPRESSED BY DANIEL’S STRICTLY PERFORMANCE! was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Celtic ace set to leave club for Premier League side

first_img LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 1 RANKED REVEALED Scotland international Armstrong is now poised to join the Saints in a deal worth around £7million.He is understood to have completed his medical with the south coast club on Monday and will become Hughes’ first signing since he replaced Mauricio Pellegrino in March.After progressing through Dundee United’s youth system, Armstrong, who has made six senior appearances for Scotland, joined Celtic in 2015 and has helped the club win back-to-back domestic trebles.Southampton narrowly avoided the drop last season – they finished one place above the bottom three – after winning 1-0 at relegation rivals Swansea in their penultimate match. The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets IN DEMAND Southampton are set to make their first summer transfer signing with a deal for Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong close.Mark Hughes’ men battled against relegation in the Premier League last season and he is eager to add more quality to his squad. take zlat Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Stauart Armstrong is set to join Southampton The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star blunder last_img read more


first_imgA football fan fell of the wagon and was caught drink-driving after watching Finn Harps play Longford Town.Damien Dervin, a Longford fan, had driven from Longford to Ballybofey to watch his team play.He was spotted by Gardai on March 24th last swerving and almost hitting a car in his Caddy van. When Gardai stopped Dervin he had a strong smell of alcohol and there was a bottle of beer in the cupholder.Solicitor Kevin McElhinney told Letterkenny Dsitrict Court today his client usually didn’t drink and drive but simply fell off the wagon after driving from Longford.Mr Dervin, who is in his 40s and from Cahanagh, Longford, has two kids and has battled alcohol problems.Judge Denis McLaughlin fined him €300 and disqualified him from driving for three years.MAN FELL OFF WAGON AFTER WATCHING FINN HARPS PLAY LONGFORD was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Damien Dervinfinn harpsLetterkenny District CourtLongford Townlast_img read more

While learning, Devin taught others

first_img “Little did I know what a wonderful experience was awaiting me.” Dave and Cathy Miles sat by their son’s hospital bed for days while he was carefully weaned off his medications and started on this special diet they hoped could control the seizures the way that drugs could not. It worked. Now it was time for Horowitz, the speech therapist, and Barbara Jonkey, a physical therapist, to work their magic on his cerebral palsy. “We had to instill in him the confidence that even if his speech was not perfect, it was important for him to speak, as we value what he had to say,” Horowitz said. “Early on, we worked on basic concepts such as colors, numbers, calendar skills, money, reading, writing and literature. Over many years, our sessions evolved to include discussions about social issues, current events, film and pop music stars. “We read books, plays and newspaper articles. We checked maps of the world and compared life today versus life in ancient times. Devin’s curiosity never waned. He would teach me things I did not know. “He made steady progress with an uncanny perseverance, creating small daily miracles that touched and inspired us all.” While Horowitz worked on those small daily speech and language miracles, Jonkey worked to improve Devin’s balance and gait. Before long, the boy who could not walk two feet without help was walking short distances unaided, and using a walker or wheelchair for longer distances. “We see 100 children a day, five days a week, and none have worked harder and persevered longer than Devin,” said Marion Watson, director of rehabilitative services at the hospital. After the cake was cut, the gifts opened, and the speeches made, Devin had a few things he wanted to say. He thanked everyone for being there for him and his family all these years, and he promised to come back once in a while to visit. He didn’t know what the future held for him, but there would probably be music in it somewhere. Preferably blues – his favorite. Cathy and Dave Miles watched their son express himself with a proud look in their eyes that told you all you needed to know about how they were feeling. “I think if we open our hearts and minds to the things in life that are difficult and challenging, that’s how we learn,” Cathy said. “Devin’s been an inspiration to a lot of people. My son’s been a teacher.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It’s called the Ketogenic diet – a carefully monitored, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps control seizures in some of the more than 2.7 million Americans with epilepsy. It changed the life of Devin Miles, who, nine years ago was a kid who could not walk two feet without having a seizure. Now, he’s a young man who walked out of Glendale Adventist Medical Center last Tuesday to the applause of medical professionals who have worked with him for almost 13 years. The kid who previously couldn’t walk or talk well enough to be understood by anyone graduated in June from Eagle Rock High School, and went to Disneyland that night with his classmates. He now attends classes at Glendale Community College. Devin’s on his way to a new life. But before he left the old one, the rehabilitation staff wanted to say goodbye – and thank you. Once in a while, a kid comes along who touches your heart and your mind, they say. Devin’s that kid. “All I knew nearly 13 years ago when I met Devin was that he had a seizure disorder and cerebral palsy, and needed much help in improving his speech and language skills,” said Ruth Horowitz, a speech-language pathologist, speaking for the group. “Instead of going to the pharmacy to pick up his prescriptions, we go to Smart & Final and pick up some thick whipped cream.” – Cathy Miles. Gone are all the medications that didn’t work, and the padded helmets the kid had to wear for protection when the seizures from his epilepsy became violent. They were replaced with a breakfast of oil-covered eggs, bacon or sausage, and a big glass of heavy cream with a little diet soda added to make it taste like a float. Lunch and dinner are the same every day – meat, salad soaked in oil dressing, more butter, a little fruit, and more glasses of diet soda and heavy cream. last_img read more


first_imgThe victorious Termon ladies…you could be a coach to champions tooWITH Termon winning the All-Ireland club title, work is underway on producing the next generation of All-Ireland champions across Donegal.The Donegal Ladies Gaelic Football Association has announced details of a series of courses for the next generation of coaches.All the details are below on how to book your place: Donegal LGFA dates confirmed by the Coaching Officer and approved by Croke Park and Coaching Ireland.****************************************************FUNDAMENTALS COACHING-31st JANUARY.—————————————————————- A Fundamentals Coaching course will take place on the 31st of January from 10am until 4pm, registration will start at 9.45 & course will start sharp 10am. Participants need to be over 16yrs. Venue tbc. The requirement to run this course is 20 min.This Course is a MUST for any person coaching or acting as a mentor with teams/clubs in ladies football clubs in Donegal. Coaching qualification from LGFA are designed specifically to assist and help coaches/Mentors to understand our game better and to know the proper rules! Coaching qualifications from other codes does not cover coaches for Ladies football. This information will be relayed to all clubs and DGL LGFA will expect clubs to comply with his simple rule.****************************************************CLUB MENTORS PROGRAMME 5th FEBUARY.—————————————————————– A club mentors Programme has been organise for the 5th Febuary 7.30pm start,registration 7.15, this is a 3hr course. Venue tbc. The Target group here are All Underage and senior club mentors. Participants must be over 16yrs. The workshop will cover a refresher in rules of ladies football and an overview of Ladies Injury Fund Scheme and general info on proper procedure for participation in our game.This Workshop/Course is covered by County Bye Law and club attendance compulsory!****************************************************The Level 1 Coaching course is – Day 1 February 17, Day 2 March 21. ————————————————————-DGL Dev. Officer Dónal Sharkey can be contacted, for further information on these and other courses in the pipeline for 2015.FANCY BECOMING A DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL COACH? was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Coaching coursesDLGFAdonegalLadies gaelic footballlast_img read more

Smithies believes there could be ‘plenty more’ from Washington

first_imgAlex Smithies has told QPR’s website he believes Conor Washington can start to find the net regularly now the striker is finally off the mark.Washington’s deflected effort in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Fulham was his first league goal for Rangers, who signed him from Peterborough in January.“We have all been dying for Conor to score that first league goal because he works so hard for the team. Everyone can see the amount of effort he puts in,” R’s keeper Smithies said.“I think, for him, it’s just a case of getting the first one or two, and then he will crack on. Hopefully now there are plenty more to come for him.”Washington put QPR ahead in the derby at FulhamSmithies played a major part in QPR’s first victory at Fulham since 1980, saving a penalty early in the game at Craven Cottage.Sone Aluko later fired a spot-kick against the post, meaning just two of the seven penalties Smithies has faced during his time at Rangers have been scored.“I’ve always got that confidence about me when it comes to facing penalties,” he said.“I don’t know why that is, but I seem to go the right way more often than not and when I do that I expect to save it.”Is Alex Smithies in our West London Championship XI? Click here to find out. Click here for today’s QPR quiz Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Columbus RiverWalk GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedDiscover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTourJuly 31, 2015In “GeoTours”West Bend Four Seasons GeoTourSeptember 18, 2015In “GeoTours”Schatzhüterin GeoTourOctober 7, 2015In “GeoTours” GeoTour: Columbus (GA) RiverWalkLocation: Columbus, GeorgiaNumber of Favorite Points: 125A great view of the Chattahoochee River; the river was the primary reason Columbus was founded here in west central Georgia. This is the furthers most navigable part of the river; going from Columbus to the Gulf of Mexico. GC3EY98Why RiverWalk is a great place to visit:Columbus is the second largest city in the state and was the last planned city in the 13 Original Colonies. Since its founding in 1828, the city has grown as a family-friendly destination with over 46 attractions, all within an hour’s drive of the heart of the city. Columbus is home to two national museums, one of the largest art & history museums in the southeast, the largest urban whitewater course in the world, a vibrant arts & entertainment district and more.Not unusual to see wildlife of all kind along this trail – from birds, turtles, alligators, and even this little guy. GC3BAYWBest time of year to visit:That’s the best part. Columbus is a year-round destination whether you’re visting for geocaching or for the sites.Must-see attraction:With 46 attractions, the bucket list can be overwhelming. But because the RiverWalk GeoTour is located along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk, there are many great activities to choose from. Some of the activities include whitewater rafting, a zip line, Space Science Center, National Civil War Naval Museum and the arts & entertainment district.Hidden gems only locals know about:When it comes to food, you have to experience a scrambled dog and Cherry Coke from Dinglewood Pharmacy. It’s not uncommon to see bankers, families, and blue-collar workers sitting around the counter enjoying this typical Columbus and southern tradition. A scrambled dog is basically a hot dog served in an open bun, smothered with chili, onions, pickles and oyster crackers. You can get it done almost any way – double wiener, extra pickles, mustard, ketchup, etc.Prizes:The RiverWalk GeoTour provides a number of prizes including three coins and unique playing card.  If you find 10 geocaches, you’ll receive a bronze coin. If you find 20 geocaches, you’ll receive a silver coin. If you complete the entire challenge, you’ll receive a gold coin. All three coins are earned as the geocacher advances in the GeoTour. Plus, there are six playing cards that you can win for finding a specific group of geocaches.Columbus RiverWalk GeocoinsWhat geocachers are saying about RiverWalk GeoTour:“Found while on a week long spring break camping hiking and geocaching trip with Mom and Dad (Jerdawg and LilyGA) and my brother Agent J. We got to go to 5 different state parks and also do the Columbus geotrail and get our gold coins! The whole week was a blast. Thanks for placing the cache out for us to find!” -SwimDawg“One of the many amazing geocaches found with my family as we worked our way toward the gold coin level status on the Columbus RiverWalk Geotrail. This was a really well-done trail, and much harder (though not impossible) than any other geotrail I have done before up to this point. It didn’t help that it started to pour down raining on us the last day. Thanks for a great time and for placing all of these caches out here.” -Jerdawg“Came down with PlagueRider from Atlanta for a geocaching weekend in Columbus and after grabbing on the way to Columbus some Georgia counties I was missing we attended the “WWFM Flash Mob over the Border” event and started to hunt down the geocaches on our list. It took a couple of minutes to spot this hide but we did so we wrote down the information for our RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet and placed everything back as we found it after we signed the log.” -SolokriegerAdditional information:The 6.5 mile Challenge can be completed in a long day. It’s best to rent a bike from the nearby bike shop, pack a lunch and have a blast exploring.A word from the host:“It’s about the hunt. The numbers. About going places and seeing new things. That’s why we spend our time geocaching – using multimillion dollar satellites to find tupperware hidden in some of the strangest places.This summer marks my 60th birthday. It’s also the 10th year that Cibachrome and I have been geocaching, and it’s the 15th anniversary of geocaching. A lot of milestones to keep up with. So what to do? We decided to strike out and create our own “geocache challenge.” We left late May 2015 to geocache the lower 48 states.After 21-days (or so) and 9100 miles later, the final goal was to arrive back in Columbus on my birthday mid-June — hopefully surviving the task of the caching and traveling those miles and hours with one another. At any rate, we reported our trip with words and photos that can be seen on my blog. In addition, we dropped a travel bug into each container to mark the find. That TB’s goal, return to Columbus.So why did we do it? Adventure. Numbers. Maybe it’s was about looking for something else that’s just hard to describe. To pick a favorite cache from the trip is almost impossible. There was the Terrestrial Highway, the rails to trail walk on a crisp morning in Vermont, or the conversation over pizza and beer in Corning, NY, or coming out of the rain in Orangeville, Ill after a hike, soaking wet and a small dine and town decked out from Memorial Day. All those miles have a cache and a story and amazing people.”Peter Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more