Waitrose hires first director of food service

first_imgWaitrose has recruited its first director of food service Simon Burgess as the retailer taps growth in casual dining and grazing.Joining in September this year, Burgess, who is currently the vice president of InterContinental Hotels Group, will oversee the development of Waitrose’s food service offer.Burgess has 20 years of experience in the retail industry, having previously been commercial director for Fortnum and Mason, and has held commercial roles at Marks & Spencer including as category manager for in store hospitality.Ben Stimson, retailer director of Waitrose, said that evolving its foodservice offer would increase consumer excitement around its food.“Simon brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in ensuring our hospitality makes our shops dynamic and vibrant places to visit.”Waitrose also held three-course restaurant-styled dinners at its new Haywards Heath store throughout April and May 2017.last_img read more

A decade of student impact

first_imgHealth care reform in Colombian prisons. Community nutrition in Dorchester, Massachusetts. FDA approval of new drug therapies. These are just some of the research areas undergraduates have investigated with the support of the Cordeiro Family Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Global Health and Health Policy.Now in its 10th year, the fellowship has funded undergraduate research projects for more than 100 students. The most recent cohort, all with secondary concentrations in global health and health policy, shared highlights from their senior theses with members of the Cordeiro family at a celebratory program held March 27. Many plan to go to medical school after they graduate, and three — Vivian Chan ’15, Aubrey Walker ’15, and Michelle Lee ’15 — were awarded Fulbright grants to continue their research.The fellowship program was recently endowed by the Cordeiros — Carlos Cordeiro ’78, M.B.A. ’80; Peter Cordeiro ’79, M.D. ’83; Eduardo Cordeiro ’89, M.B.A. ’94; and Patricia Cordeiro-Seth ’81 — to support future generations of global health and health-policy scholars.“We wouldn’t have been able to attend Harvard without financial aid,” said Eduardo, who noted that he and his siblings were searching for ways to stay connected to a place that had been so influential in their lives. “We wanted to give back by supporting undergraduates and their research.”Looking at prison reform“The Cordeiro Fellowship allowed me to pursue my research — it is another example of the kind of transformative experiences that Harvard is able to provide,” said Walker, who also received a David Rockefeller International Experience Grant.Walker traveled to Colombia with research adviser and Harvard graduate student Julián Urrutia to conduct a health-needs assessment in a men’s prison.“We wanted to take a snapshot of the kind of health issues prisoners were experiencing,” said Walker, who has long been interested in the impact of racial and ethnic disparities in access to health care.Ultimately, he wants to help improve the delivery of health care in correctional systems. Now with a Fulbright, he will return to Colombia after graduation to work with Urrutia to improve the quality of care in the country’s prisons.How does an urban community feed itself? Annika Nielsen ’15 spent her summer investigating how residents in urban areas of Dorchester purchased food. She found that it wasn’t always convenience that influenced their shopping habits and nutritional choices. “Residents don’t go to the nearest supermarket or neighborhood store,” she said. “They would rather go to the store that has the best prices, even if it means a lot of travel. They tend to value price over proximity.”Nielsen was able to use the fellowship funds to interview residents, pay transportation costs, and buy items in local stores while conducting research. “It was a wonderful experience to investigate these issues in the neighborhood where I grew up,” she said.After graduation, Nielsen said she plans to work with a local start-up that focuses on community nutrition plans. She is excited about helping to create a cooking-class curriculum and working with residents on healthy eating. “This experience gave me a lot of insight into community health and how we might be able to alleviate health disparities through education,” she said. “I can’t wait to do more.”FDA approval of new drug therapiesWith the help of the fellowship, Audrey Zhang ’15 was able to work alongside clinicians at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on her independent project: an examination of how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates the efficacy and safety of new drugs.“It was such an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment,” said Zhang. “I was able to look at how we approach medical innovation historically, alongside people who are doing legal research and outcomes research that will impact health policies.”Zhang said she can’t wait to continue her examination of pharmaceutical policy at medical school in the fall. “There are so many aspects that I’d like to continue to research,” she said. “I’m really excited.”Having a real impactThe Cordeiro family returns to campus every year to hear these student presentations. “What these students are achieving is just remarkable,” said Eduardo Cordeiro. “We feel so fortunate to continue to be engaged with such a high-quality program.”The fellowship celebration also included the Cordeiro Symposium (March 28), attracting more than 50 former fellowship recipients and leading health experts, including Richard Frank, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Gary Gottlieb, CEO, Partners In Health; David Blumenthal, president and CEO, The Commonwealth Fund; Sandra Lynne Fryhofer ’12, director of delivery system reform in the Office of Health Reform, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics; and Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management.“My siblings and I really wanted to stay connected with Harvard,” said Eduardo Cordeiro. “We think these fellowship recipients are having a real impact and are our future leaders.”last_img read more

Pirates not satisfied after breakthrough season

first_imgIn a way, the man who shrewdly guided the franchise from 105-loss laughingstock three years ago to a 94-game winner that pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to the brink in the NL division series knows the easy part is over.“The sustainability is what separates great organizations,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “We were able to take a huge step forward this year in restoring the pride and the passion of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, and rebonding our city with a ball team.”The evidence lay in the signature Jolly Roger flags that came out of hiding across the city after spending a generation tucked away like an abandoned family heirloom. It could be seen at packed PNC Park, where record crowds—most of them wearing black—poured through the turnstiles in the playoffs and made baseball matter again in a city where it has long played distant third fiddle behind football and hockey.It could be felt in a clubhouse comprised of young talent and established veterans unbowed by the club’s miserable recent past. Centerfielder Andrew McCutchen cemented his status as a star with an MVP-worthy season. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez tied for the NL lead in home runs with 36. Rookie pitcher Gerrit Cole illustrated his electric 100 mph fastball. Catcher Russell Martin helped turn a pitching staff that looked like a question mark in March into a dominant force in September. Jason Grilli, aging reliever thrust into the closing role for the first time, became an All Star and the emotional center of one of baseball’s best bullpens.When asked to describe the success of left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano—who revived his flagging career by going 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA and becoming the de facto ace down the stretch – Hurdle said Liriano “has a lot of Pirate in him.” Pressed on what exactly that means, Hurdle stumbled upon an ethos that resonated from the front office down to the bat boys. PITTSBURGH (AP)—The Streak, the one that loomed over the Pittsburgh Pirates for two ignominious decades, is dead. Over. Done. Discarded. Smashed by an improbable summer and a thrilling fall.Now what?Unburdened from the yoke of failure that loomed for 20 years as an ominous cloud over the franchise, the Pirates can point to the future with eyes wide open.What exactly the future holds, however, remains unclear. Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier “In the movies that I’ve watched and the books that I’ve read, there seems to be a spirit of I really don’t care what anybody thinks anymore, I’m crossing the line, I’m going to become a Pirate,”’ Hurdle said. “It’s not about mom or dad or brother or sister, not about where I used to work. I’m going to be my own man. I’m going to hope to latch on to a bunch of other men who feel the same way, that are like-minded, and try to get something special done.”The goal of a sixth World Series title, the one controlling owner Bob Nutting talked about at length during spring training, never materialized. The fact a world championship evolved from something preposterous to something very tangible will only fuel an offseason designed to prove the last six months were no fluke.“I think it’s one thing to be happy and one thing to realize how far along we come and how much we can improve,” Alvarez said. “It’s been a realization of all the hard work we’ve put in but at the end of the day we still have a lot of work to do.”’Figuring out how to go about it, however, will be tricky. Though Pittsburgh’s $73 million payroll was the highest in club history, it also ranked just 26th in baseball. And despite the windfall of two dozen sellouts and the second-largest attendance figure since the team was founded in 1887, general manager Neal Huntington knows the Pirates can’t just start throwing money around. So does his boss.“I think that the playing field is not level, never will be. But we as the Pittsburgh Pirates have committed ourselves to never using that as an excuse,” Nutting said. “Is it easier to build a great club with $200 million than with $75-$80 million? Absolutely. But I believe—have always believed and will continue to believe—that we can be competitive at that level.“We need to make smart decisions.”The decisions this winter will include whether to bring back A.J. Burnett, who put together a solid 10-11 season at age 36 and proved to be a capable mentor to youngsters like Cole and Jeff Locke. Burnett has hinted at retirement, but the truth is he may have pitched so well he priced himself out of the market.The same goes for outfielder Marlon Byrd, part of a rare summer splurge. Byrd hit .318 in a month with Pittsburgh and was its most consistent hitter in six postseason games. While Byrd enjoyed his time in Pittsburgh, he also turned 36 in August and will likely look for a multi-year deal.If Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez—who has an option for 2014 but spent the last four months of the season dealing with arm problems—don’t return, the Pirates will have to fill at least one spot in the rotation. Rightfield and first base are also a question mark if Byrd and Garrett Jones move on.The last time Pittsburgh made the playoffs, it took 21 years to get back. There are no plans to have the gap repeat itself.“This franchise is a great franchise, a franchise that won,” McCutchen said. “We’re going to continue to keep that sail up on that boat and keep going.”center_img MVP CANDIDATE ANDREW MCCUTCHEN NEW ACE FRANCISCO LIRIANOlast_img read more

Remembering Judge Himelman

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – Speaking with those who knew William Himelman, Red Bank’s long-serving Municipal Court judge who died last week, certain words keep coming up: “fair” being the most often repeated term, but also “tough” on the bench, and “decent” in his treatment of everyone he met while on the bench or in life.“I would say stability and civility,” were the words, said Mayor Pasquale Menna, recalling Himelman’s tenure on the bench here in the borough and in other municipalities over the years. “Those are the exact qualities you want in a judge.”“I’ve known him all my adult life and I respected him greatly,” said Menna, a lawyer, who earlier in his legal career worked as the prosecutor in Keansburg for about 12 years, while Himelman presided over the court.Himelman, 85, died on Jan. 25, after a relatively short battle with melanoma, according to his son, Daniel Himelman.Even at 85 and up until his illness prevented it, the elder Himelman had remained vital and active, going to the gym daily for up to two hours a day and playing golf multiple times a week, said his son.Himelman had been the longest serving Municipal Court judge in New Jersey, said Menna and former mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr., having sat on the bench in the borough from 1978 to 2017. He received unanimous approval for his reappointment from the Borough Council at the municipal reorganization meeting on Jan. 1.In addition to Red Bank, over the course of his career Himelman had been a judge in Little Silver as well as in Keansburg.“The death of a judge who has been a public servant for so very many years is a loss to all of us,” this week said Winnie Comfort, director of communications for the New Jersey Judiciary.“He always enjoyed it, acting in his capacity as a municipal judge,” Daniel recalled. “He loved working with all the men and women who work for the borough of Red Bank. He got to know all the borough police and borough workers.”“He was the best judge you could ask for. Very fair, just decent to everybody,” said Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell speaking of Himelman.McKenna said Himelman was “an incredible person in many ways.” McKenna said he was “a very astute businessman,” who with partners in his Tenco company had acquired considerable real estate holdings in the borough’s commercial district. “He was a great landlord, in that he always wanted to work with his tenants to keep the rents fair and keep the buildings occupied.”McKenna, a lawyer with a Red Bank practice, called Himelman “a great lawyer” and “a consummate professional.”Over the years McKenna found himself on the other side of Himelman in court cases. “He was one of the old school types,” McKenna remembered. “If he gave you his word you could take it to the bank.”Most profoundly for Red Bank, was his work on the bench. “He was tough but he was very fair,” McKenna said, “which is what made him such an exceptional judge.”That and “he was sensitive to real-life considerations,” for those who came before him in court, Menna said. “He understood them.”“He was understanding of people’s plights, as much as he could be,” Daniel said. Since his father’s passing, Daniel said he’s heard from people – some of whom the judge sentenced to jail – who offered kind words telling of how kind Himelman was.When Himelman considered retiring from the bench he offered to stay and agreed for a token $1 a year. This was at a time when Trenton eliminated state discretionary financial aid to municipalities – which was a real blow to Red Bank, Menna explained.Given Municipal Court judges can earn from the mid- $40,000s to upper $50,000 annually, “He saved the taxpayers of Red Bank hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Menna said. “It was a godsend.”“For him it was nice to be important but it was more important to be nice,” Daniel said of his father, remembering him as someone always willing to take time out to chat.“As busy as he was, as much as he had going on,” McConnell said, “he always had time to talk.” And, McConnell pointed out “He could talk you on literally any subject,” with football being a particularly favorite topic.“He just loved to talk and he was so down-to-earth. He could talk on any subject it seemed like,” offered Carl Colmorgen, who has been a volunteer in the Red Bank Municipal Court, working with Himelman for six years.“He always had a big smile on his face,” said Robert Koehler, as Himelman entered Koeher’s In-Between Café, English Plaza. He regularly had lunch at the restaurant, Koehler and his wife Ginny remembered, usually ordering his regular choice – scrambled eggs, “soft,” with salmon and cheddar cheese. “We all loved him. He was always so warm,” Ginny said.“We’re going to miss him terribly,” Koehler acknowledged.Himelman was born in Brooklyn, New York and move with his family to Belmar in 1935. He attended Asbury Park High School, where he played football.He attended Vanderbilt University, leaving his studies to serve in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War, becoming a second lieutenant. He completed his undergraduate studies at Albright College and then went to Rutgers Law School. He began his law practice in Red Bank in 1957.His wife of 60 years, Joan, died last May. Himelman is survived by his son, and daughter, Carla Campbell, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and their respective families, which include five grandchildren.last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs begin what could be a long stretch of games between the two West Kootenay rivals

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports There should be no question in the minds of the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs who their respective first round opponents will be when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin. The Rebels thought to have a chance at stealing away the Murdoch Division title from the front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks after beating the Fruitvale squad four consecutive times. But the Hawks answered the bell Sunday in the Sunflower City, bouncing the Rebels 7-3 to all but end Castlegar’s stretch run to the title. So Friday in Nelson, unofficially, begins a best-of-eleven series between the two West Kootenay rivals. Of course the first four games — including this weekend’s home-and-home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena — will be a feeling out period. The real business takes place in Castlegar in the third full week of February. “Right now we’re preparing for the playoffs,” said Leaf coach and GM, Frank Maida. “Every day is important for the players to get ready, both mentally and physically.” Of course, you know the Rebels have a little more to play for than the Leafs. Steve Junker’s crew is not mathematically out of the race for the Murdoch Division title — trailing the Hawks by nine points with nine games remaining. The Murdoch champ receives an easier first-round opponent in the Spokane Braves. Meanwhile, the Leafs will finish third in the Murdoch and travel to either Castlegar or Beaver Valley to open the playoffs. So there’s really no incentive to bust a hump before the playoffs. Right? On the contrary says Maida. “This is a big weekend for us against Castlegar and we want both games,” Maida confessed. “We want the boys to come out to play a full 60 minutes and play good hockey against Castlegar. “That’s our key, battling with them on every shift.”Ironically, Beaver Valley has had Nelson’s number this season, losing once to the Leafs. Castlegar has gotten the better of Beaver Valley, until Sunday’s game. But not lost in translation is the fact Nelson has played the Rebels tough this season, splitting the first four games. Which should make for a very interesting best-of-eleven series starting Friday in Nelson.OVERTIME: Ironically is was a Nelson native that shot the lights out of the Rebels Sunday in Castlegar as Justin Niminiken not only scored the natural hat trick but added another goal and assist in the Beaver Valley win. . . .The Leafs finally have defenceman Blake Arcuri back in the lineup after the Nelson native returned from his second major injury of the season. Arcuri played in both weekend wins for Nelson over Golden and Columbia Valley. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel is listed as day-to-day. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida was pleased with the play of rookie Carsen Willans on the recent East Kootenay trip saying, “Carsen played well all weekend but had a great game Saturday (against Columbia Valley.)” . . .No doubt the Walton boys will be front and center when Nelson meets Castlegar as Stuart, leading the Rebels in scoring, goes up against Andrew, goalie for the Leafs. Stuart Walton leads Anthony Delong in Castlegar scoring but Delong has the team lead in goals with 32. . . . Nick Newman leads the Leafs in scoring but Patrick Martens is back as the go-to guy. Martens, returning from the BCHL at the roster deadline, has seven points in three games including six goals. . . .The teams return to Castlegar for game two of the series. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Community Complex. [email protected]last_img read more

ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR & RALIS HEAD SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES OVER SANTA ANITA LAWN

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017)–Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar and Grade I winning Ralis head a field of 10 veterans in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, to be contested at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. For older horses bred or sired in California, the Turf Classic will be run for the 28th time. RALIS: Owned and bred by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC, he was listed as a probable starter in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday as recently as a week ago, but his connections decided to stay home and run against state-bred in the Turf Classic. Trained by Doug O’Neill and a winner of the Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga as a 2-year-old, Ralis made little impact from off the pace here in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at a mile and one half on Nov. 5. A 4-year-old colt by top California-based stallion Square Eddie, Ralis is winless in his 11 starts since winning the Hopeful in September, 2015. He may be best suited as a deep closer on turf and would therefore appreciate a fast pace on Saturday. He has three seconds from as many tries at the Classic distance of a 1 1/8 miles on turf and is 16-2-4-0 overall with earnings of $424,428. PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, CLASSIC ATTRACTS FIELD OF 10 FOUR YEAR OLDS & UP AND IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR: Handled deftly by trainer Peter Eurton throughout his 19-race career, this 6-year-old Game Plan gelding has been idle since running second, beaten 3 ¼ lengths, in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and half on Nov. 25 at Del Mar. A winner of the Grade II, 1 ¼ miles turf John Henry Turf Cup three starts back here on Oct. 2, he was subsequently fifth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 5. A four-time graded stakes winner, Ashleyluvssugar has proven effective on the lead or coming from behind. Owned and bred by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, he is 19-8-3-3 with earnings of $1,007,504. With regular rider Gary Stevens on the mend due to hip replacement surgery, he’ll be ridden by Flavien Prat for the first time on Saturday. THE $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                                        Approximate post time 3:12 p.m. PST Ashleyluvssugar–Flavien Prat–126Ward ‘n Jerry–Stewart Elliott–122Ralis–Mario Gutierrez–120Temple Keys–Santiago Gonzalez–120Cardiac–Corey Nakatani–120What a View–Tyler Baze–126He Will–Rafael Bejarano–122Patriots Rule–Joe Talamo–124Tamarando–Martin Garcia–122Poshky–Jamie Theriot–124 There will be a special early first post time on Saturday of 11:45 a.m. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Hull City 0

first_imgQPR made an encouraging start to their first game back in the top flight and Steven Caulker almost put them ahead at Loftus Road.Beaten heavily at home on the opening day of their last two Premier League campaigns, Rangers have so far looked much more comfortable this time around.They were boosted by the inclusion of Loic Remy, who has caused Hull problems with his pace and movement.Having settled, Rangers began to create openings and Alejandro Faurlin – making his return to competitive action following the knee injury he suffered last November – dragged a shot wide.Joey Barton, captaining the home side with Clint Hill having been dropped in favour of Richard Dunne, then hit the side netting with a free-kick.As Rangers began to grow in confidence, Jordon Mutch – making his debut along with Rio Ferdinand and Caulker – headed wide from Remy’s right-wing cross.And with two minutes of the first half remaining, Caulker’s header from Barton’s left-wing corner was cleared off the line by Andrew Robertson. QPR (3-5-2): Green; Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne; Simpson, Barton, Faurlin, Mutch, Traore; Remy, Austin. Subs: Murphy, Hill, Phillips, Onuoha, Henry, Hoilett, Zamora. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Why Mark Davis and the Raiders don’t deserve a fond farewell from Oakland

first_img … You only get one chance at a proper goodbye.That makes Monday night’s Raiders game at the Coliseum so strange.While we’ve known for two years that the Raiders are going to leave Oakland, no one — not the fans, the media, an emotional Jon Gruden, or team owner Mark Davis — can say for sure if the Christmas Eve game will be the final Raiders contest at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum or in the Bay Area.How do you say goodbye to a team like the Raiders under circumstances like these?last_img read more

Bryce Harper explains why he chose Phillies over Giants

first_imgEven though the Giants’ final offer of 12 years, $310 million was less than … Bryce Harper said he wanted to sign with the Giants last month, but unlike Tony Bennett his heart just wasn’t in San Francisco.It belonged to Philadelphia.Harper told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal he loved pretty much everything about the Giants and he would have been happy to play here. But he needed to follow his heart.(Here’s where the cynical Giants supporters point out he also followed the money).last_img read more

Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017

first_img SharePrint RelatedRaiders of the Lost Cache — Geocache of the WeekNovember 15, 2017In “Community”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Lamanai High (GC19505) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2013January 9, 2013In “Community” Each week we highlight special geocaches from around the world — and what a year it has been. We have seen a wonderful array of geocaches this year from across the world ranging from a Letterbox Hybrid hidden in Taipei, a magical Harry Potter adventure in Germany, an epic canyon Multi-Cache in Spain, a legendary sword-in-the-stone Minnesota, plus dozens of other captivating caches.We took a look at which geocaches you liked most on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter and assembled a top 10 list to share. Tell us which geocaches you liked most!1.) Raiders of the Lost Cache – GC2HN2HAdmit it. Deep down, you want to be Indiana Jones. We ALL want to be Indiana Jones. Full-time treasure hunter, part-time archeologist, and darn handy with a whip — what geocacher hasn’t gotten the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song stuck in their head?Well good news, adventure seekers. Recently, declassified files, photos, and GPS information has allowed the discovery of a new location for The Ark of the Covenant. It now resides in a large cave, deep in the woods of Pennsylvania!2.) Taipei Beimen Post Office / 臺北北門郵局 – GC3NXZVNeither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom can keep geocachers away from this Letterbox Hybrid. Well, that’s not completely true since this cache is only accessible during business hours, but you catch the drift.The posted coordinates take you just outside the Taipei Beimen Post Office. There, you must locate a small film canister with a key inside. Take that very special key, head inside the post office, and locate mailbox 59535. Inside you will find a manila envelope filled with a logbook, letterbox stamp, SWAG, and hopefully more than a few trackables.3.) The British Library – GC2M0AFWhat do the Beatles manuscripts, the Magna Carta, and geocaching have in common? They’re all housed in London’s world-famous British Library.The difficulty three, terrain one geocache was placed with the permission of the British Library. Geocachers explore several key locations in the library and discover clues in paintings, plaques and signs.4.) Harry Potter’s Abenteuer – GC6ACTDIf you’ve ever read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies, you’ll know non-magical people are called muggles. You may also know in the geocaching community, muggles are non-geocachers. This is not the only thing that geocachers and Harry Potter lovers have in common. They both share the same excitement in creating magic and discovery in everyday life. Now, you too can discover what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student while on the epic Multi-Cache journey to find Harry Potter’s Abenteuer.5.) L’aiguille du midi – GC1Y014Afraid of heights? Then this Geocache of the Week might give you the chills!To find L’aiguille du midi, you must first visit Chamonix, an adventurer seeker’s heaven! Steep peaks and endless views in the heart of The Alps draw visitors from all over the world to experience this awe-inspiring town and scenery.At 3,842m (12,605 ft), the Aiguille du Midi and it’s laid-out terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. A 20-minute ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car will deliver you to the summit terrace where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc.6.) GeoTourSwe – The Southern – GC6KP0KA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure.7.) Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure – GC10A3TThis T5 Multi-Cache, located in Spain’s Canary Islands, will send you on a three-hour long trek through a basaltic ravine to an isolated beach. The journey begins in Masca, a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. Home to only 90 inhabitants, the village is situated 650 meters (2130 feet) above sea level in the Macizo de Teno mountains.8.) Jumanji – GC39CM6“In the Jungle you must wait, until the dice read 5 or 8.”Deep in the untamed wilderness of the Netherlands exists a legendary geocache. The 21 stages of this Multi-Cache bring you through the game of Jumanji. Ward off giant wasps, escape from pesky monkeys, and play the game as you journey towards the Final stage — an official Jumanji game board.Do you dare to take the bait, to learn your geocaching fate?9.) The sword in the stone – GC27N0WAccording to legend, cache owner Diehard50248 used his magical powers to place the sword in the stone and boldly stated, “Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone is rightwise ‘born to cache.’A short journey into the woods brings you to the cache. Only those who are worthy will solve the enigma of pulling the sword from the stone. Twist and turn the sword and pull with all your might. If you are lucky the sword will release itself from the stone. Bring glory to your name by signing the logbook and claiming your smiley.10.) NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide – GC1GZ8HHave you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. The Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.Do you have a geocache in mind for Geocache of the Week? Submit your suggestions by following the link below and it may be chosen for Geocache of the Week in 2018. Until next year!Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more