No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLocation:Ohio, United StatesN 39° 46.645 W 084° 03.946 Mystery CacheGC11AT5by PZ Dude No strength required, just ingenuity 2 — Geocache of the WeekThe cache is located at the top of the Wright State University sign. Seems simple enough, right? Just climb up, grab the cache, and be done with it. But here’s the catch: climbing the structure is not allowed. Plus, judging from the gallery, you may want to bring your friends — lots and lots of friends — for this Geocache of the Week.Bring your friends for this cacheThe cache description readsThis is going to be a little different than the kind of cache you’re accustomed to searching for. Completion requires no strength, just a lot of thought and ingenuity. You might also need to bring your bag of geostuff. I placed this cache with my feet firmly planted on the ground. Please do not climb, dig, turn over, poke or prod anything. Don’t bother the lights, it’s not there. You will be searching for a decon container hidden in plain sight.Cache owner PZ Dude is the proud owner who drives past this location 4-5 times a week, giving him a big smile. But with great power comes great responsibility, as this cache is 75 feet (23 meters) up and according to him, “…a pain the A double snakes to get back up on top of the sign.”Teamwork makes the dream workPZ Dude says he’s seen a dozen ways to attempt this cache: ropes, strings, kites, slingshots, regular tennis balls, weighted tennis balls, dog ball launcher, water balloon cannon, fishing poles, even a lift truck.Slingshot methodAlthough Event Caches cannot be set up for the sole purpose of finding caches, on one Christmas Eve a group of a dozen intrepid geocachers got together and finally logged this smiley. Many others came along for a good chuckle, to offer pointers, and hand out mugs of hot chocolate.Werqin’ it!Need a spoiler? With blessings from the cache owner, check out this 30-second video hosted by Tom Hanks that actually shows the cache at about the 10-second mark. This well-known cache was originally owned by Steve of stevensheri (who sadly passed away in 2012) then taken over by Slammer47 who subsequently moved away from the area. His cache was approved by the Chief of Police and the Head of Grounds Maintenance at Wright State University. A big THANK YOU goes out to them.In the words of the original cache owner, “Take your time and work it out. When it’s signed and back in place, love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it.”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:More Difficulty:4Terrain:1.5 SharePrint RelatedWho’s Watching You!!! GC15KNG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 30, 2012January 30, 2012In “Community”Nargö — Geocache of the WeekMay 10, 2017In “Community”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

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Odisha asks banks to improve cash availability in cyclone affected areas

first_imgOdisha government has asked banks to improve cash availability to enable people in cyclone-affected districts to buy essential items.“Mobile ATMs have been sent to Puri by the State Cooperative Bank and SBI. Now seven mobile ATMs are functioning in Puri,” said Chief Secretary A. P. Padhi, after chairing a Special State Level Bankers Committee meeting here on Friday. “SBI will send 10 more ATMs. Cash availability is not a problem in the State.” Digital payment and cash withdrawal from ATMs were affected as power had not been restored in many areas ever since cyclone Fani hit Odisha on May 3. People were seen standing in long queues in front of the rare functional ATM counters in Bhubaneswar. Unavailability of cash had forced students to go back to their villages. Wage payment to daily labourers was affected.The Odisha government’s decision to hand out ₹2000 in cash as part of the Chief Minister’s package has proved to be of great help.The special State Level Banker’s Committee discussed the measures banks and insurance companies must take in cyclone affected areas. The SLBC resolved that existing loans would be rescheduled and fresh loans would be extended.“The loans may be rescheduled keeping in view the lower cash flow to SHGs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Bankers would provide all assistance to bail out the tourism industry in Puri. Insurance companies would also relax the document requirements, simplify the process and expedite payment of claims,” it was resolved in the SLBC. The Chief Secretary urged the banks to operationalise all their branches in Puri by Monday. Banking has been largely unaffected in all affected districts except Puri.last_img read more

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