U.S. Health Expert Speaks of Progress in Ebola Response

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first_imgThe Director for Global Health at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Tom Kenyon, says there is progress in response to the fight against Ebola by Liberians, unlike the past when denial overshadowed the fight.Dr. Kenyon, who is visiting Liberia with two other high profile U.S. officials, told a press briefing last Wednesday that people have begun to respond positively to health messages and preventive measures.He added that the erections of additional treatment units are also helping to reduce the risk of spreading the disease and exposing victims to more health hazards.Dr. Kenyon, who earlier visited Liberia along with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, attributed the rapid spread of the virus to movements of people and congested treatment centers that do not provide enough space for suspected patients to be accommodated.With such congested conditions, suspected cases could easily contract the virus because of close contact with confirmed cases.He also clarified that the Liberian who came down with Ebola in the U.S.A. was not diagnosed here in Liberia, but came down after spending several days in the U.S.Other officials that came with the CDC Global Health Director are Assistant Administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Nancy Lindborg, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, Michael D. Lumpkin.Ms. Nancy Lindborg, in her remarks, said they had visited some ETUs around Monrovia and found out that the disease was claiming the lives of families.She expressed regret about the situation and said the partnership between Liberia and the U.S. can successfully fight to save lives.Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, Michael D. Lunmpkin, said the presence of U.S. troop in Liberia is meant to provide technical assistance in various areas of specialty for the fight against Ebola.He stated that building ETUs, some recommended technical works at the Roberts International Airport as well as the construction of a 25-bed field hospital for health workers are some of the work that the U.S. troops are here to do.Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, during a reception earlier, told Liberian officials and diplomats that the U.S. officials were here to inspect the level of work done in Liberia and other Ebola affected countries.She urged Liberians and partnering diplomats to join  in the mission to eradicate the Ebola disease.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US experts to analyse data, voice recorders

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first_imgFly Jamaica crash landingFollowing last week’s crash-landing of a Boeing 757 aircraft operated by Fly Jamaica at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, investigators will finally be able to fully assess what exactly went wrong as the Fly Data Recorder (Black Box) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (Pink Box) will be sent to the United States via air travel today.When contacted by Guyana Times on Wednesday evening, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field confirmed that a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official will deliver the two pieces of equipment in Washington, DC, United States today.NTSB is an independent US Government agency that overlooks investigations into air transportation accidents. The flight, OJ256 left Guyana for Toronto, Canada atGCAA Director General Egbert Fieldabout 02:10h on Friday last but after reportedly encountering hydraulic issues, the pilot acted quickly and returned to the CJIA where it crash-landed at about 02:53h.On Saturday last, the NTSB investigator arrived in Guyana and worked with GCAA and other stakeholders at the crash site on Monday and Tuesday as the investigation was carried out. The GCAA Director stated that Wednesday was used to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork was filed and sent off as the probe both in Guyana and in the US continues.“We spent the day going over documentation at the office so [the official] is leaving and taking the Fly Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice Recorder with him. Two Boeing engineers who came in on Monday and are presently here have been at the crash site evaluating the entire situation to analysing data,” Field told this newspaper.The owner of the airline, Roxanne Reece and other executives had visited the injured people at hospital on Sunday. Although the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was the first responders to the crash site, several fire fighters causedThe plane after the crashembarrassment to themselves and the GFS for their alleged acts of theft. At least 14 of the fire fighters who were implicated in removing several devices belonging to the crew and passengers were believed to have taken the items as they had exclusive access to the plane.One of the firemen had reportedly returned some of the stolen items while some were found at the Timehri Fire Service. The airline had opened their call centres around the clock and was contacting passengers with flight reservations through November 14 (Wednesday). Arrangements were made with Caribbean Airlines to have the passengers transported to their destinations.last_img read more

Chainsaw operator dies in freak accident

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first_imgIndonesian national Daniel Sambara who was on Friday operating a chainsaw in the Demerara River area of Mabura Hill in Region 10 is now dead after a freak accident.Guyana Times was told that the 45-year-old man lost his life at about 09:00 on Friday at West Kruruabaru Backdam, Demerara River.A block inspector in the area reportedly told Police that the now dead man had chopped down a tree, but was struck on his head by the root of another tree which had become uprooted by the one he had cut down.According to the Police, Sambara sustained a broken leg in addition to the injury to his head. He was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, but was pronounced dead on arrival.His body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Parlour in Georgetown awaiting a post mortem examination (PME). Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

8 Chinese fined, deported for 3rd time

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first_imgEight Chinese were fined and deported when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for illegally entering Guyana three times.Gangming Fing, Zingju Gen, Zoxie Wong, Zheng Xing, Jun Quing, Aihea Wang, Pin Yen and Wu Jua all stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The charge against them alleged that on September 1, 2017, at Georgetown, they attempted to use permits, which were not been issued by the lawful authority, that is the immigration department of Guyana, and which they were not permitted to use.Prosecutor Arvin Moore read the facts of the matter, which revealed that the Chinese were all previously deported from Guyana on two other occasions.On August 22, the defendants all came to Guyana illegally via Suriname. On the said day, according to Prosecutor Moore, ranks were conducting a road block at Fort Wellington, Berbice where the minibus that the defendants were travelling in was stopped and searched.An inspection of their passports revealed that they did not present themselves to an immigration officer and as such they were taken to the Central Immigration Department at Eve Leary. They were later charged and placed before the Springlands Magistrate’s Court where they were fined $20,000 and deported after pleading guilty to the offence.However, while in Suriname, they all applied there for tourist visas and on August 30, 2017 returned to Guyana via a vessel.They were again apprehended and it was discovered that they were the ones previously deported. As such, their passports were all stamped with a deportation order which is valid for a one-year period and they were deported for a second time.On September 1, Police acting on information swooped down on a popular hotel and found the said defendants. They were charged and this time taken before the Chief Magistrate.However, Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat explained to the Chief Magistrate that his clients applied for permits, which would allow them to stay in Guyana and was unaware that they were given a deportation stamp on their passports.He petitioned for his clients not to be sent to prison. Magistrate McLennan fined the defendants $70,000 or a default of eight weeks in prison and ordered that they all be deported.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer news: Player having medical, defender to move and more rumours

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first_img 6 Still time for Emmanuel Adebayor to leave Tottenham! Click right for more Spurs gossip – QPR are in the hunt for Adebayor with his former manager, Harry Redknapp, desperate to add more firepower up front and ease the burden on Charlie Austin. However, Stoke are also interested and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic told talkSPORT the striker would ‘fit in really well’ at the Britannia. Tottenham transfer news: Player having medical, defender to move and more rumours – Stoke and Leicester are also interested in Lennon, but with Kevin Mirallas apparently keen on leaving Everton, the Tottenham winger could head to Merseyside. If the Belgian, who has 18 months left on his contract, does join Spurs he would be linking up with compatriots Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen. 6 Dele Alli: Medical for teenager then loaned back to MK Dons – click right for more Spurs gossip – Tottenham appear to have won the race to sign highly-regarded 18-year-old Dele Alli (above right), reportedly paying £5m. It is believed he is at the training ground to complete a medical and is likely to be loaned back to MK Dons. Tottenham have already made one valuable signing in the current window when they persuaded striker Harry Kane to sign a new contract.It keeps the 21-year-old at the club until 2020 and Spurs fans have been expressing their delight on Twitter.However, deadline day is not over and Tottenham are reportedly trying to bring in players before the window closes.Here, talkSPORT has the latest, so click the arrow to see more Spurs gossip and click here for our live transfer blog. 6 6 Winston Reid: Arsenal signing paves the way for Tottenham to swoop – click right for more Spurs gossip – The defender won’t move in this window, but probably in the summer when his contract at Upton Park expires, report the Mirror. Arsenal were thought to be in the running but the Gunners splashed out on Gabriel Paulista, which appears to have put an end to their interest. Vlad Chiriches STAYING, Younes Kaboul GOING? Click right for more Spurs gossip – Spurs have rejected a move from Roma for Chiriches, who joined the club in a £9.5m deal in 2013, so the Italian side have apparently turned their attention to Kaboul, according to reports in Italy. The duo are now second choice centre-backs but one appears to be staying put for the time being. 6 6 Etienne Capoue still likely to leave – Capoue is another player who has fallen down the pecking order under Pochettino and Spanish clubs Real Sociedad and Sevilla have been linked. Now, though, Aston Villa and West Brom are said to be keen on taking him on loan.last_img read more

Girl OD’ed on combo of morphine/heroin; supplier sought in death

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first_imgThe partially nude body of a 15-year-old New York girl was found dead this summer in a North Hollywood converted garage, a coroner’s official said today. She apparently overdosed from a combination of morphine, heroin and other drugs, and her alleged supplier, a man now wanted by the FBI, called 911 report her death while on the run 36 minutes after she died, court records reveal. Her official cause of death is undetermined, a coroner’s official said. The body of Jennifer L. Elias, wearing only a jacket, was found about 2 p.m. on June 27 on the bed of a North Hollywood garage, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Capt. Ed Winter. The man who called 911 to report the death was Arcesio Escobar, a 49-year-old laundry cleaner worker, who is accused of supplying drugs to juveniles and is wanted by the FBI for fleeing the country. According to an affidavit written to establish probable cause, sometime between June 15 and June 27, Escobar provided marijuana to several juveniles. Escobar then fled to Mexico following Jennifer’s death, court records show. About 36 minutes after she died, Escobar called 911 and reported that a girl had overdosed on drugs at his house and was dead, court records show. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ The ambulance arrived at the house at about 2:40 p.m. and Escobar was not there, records show. Police determined that Escobar had left about 2 p.m., when Jennifer died, court records show. In the days after, police learned that Escobar had fled to Mexico. The FBI traced his cellphone calls to Tijuana on June 29 and south of Valley De Las Palmas on Route 3 on July 8 at 2:29 p.m., court records show. On July 3, police had a warrant issued for his arrest, charging him with one count of selling or furnishing a controlled substance to a minor and furnishing marijuana to a minor. The story was recently revealed when police said Escobar was connected to at least three men, a crew believed to have targeted drug dealers, who set up transactions and then robbed dealers of their drugs and cash. The latest arrest came Dec. 12 when one of the suspects, Fatshi A. Touresian, a 21-year-old North Hollywood salesman, showed up in a Van Nuys courtroom to appear on an earlier case of vehicle tampering. He was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on charges stemming from a pot rip off in April at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive that went bad when Jeffrey Jenkins, 25, was shot in the neck and survived, said Los Angeles Police Detective Martin Pinner. Bail was set at $626,570. Touresian faces charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, robbery and conspiracy, police said. He’s got a court hearing Dec. 28, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Inmate information Web site. Three other men are already in custody in connection with the case. Rafael Barlev, 21, and Alfonso Bardales, a 27-year-old construction worker from Sherman Oaks, have been in custody since July, Pinner said. Barlev was being held without bail. Bail for Bardales was set at $720,000. A fourth man, described only as Latino, was being sought, police said. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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

THE DONEGAL GUITAR WHICH TOOK 20 YEARS TO GET TO CHINA!

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first_imgAlistair Hay from Emerald Guitars gets ready for the long journey.AN exciting project that spans three continents has reunited a local guitar manufacturer with a Canadian artist whom he first met on a chance meeting in Donegal over two decades ago.Tomorrow Alistair Hay from St Johnston, will travel to China where he will have one of his unique Emerald Guitars decorated with Eastern philosophy-influenced art by Canadianartist Kristel Ouwehand for a Chicago-based customer.The founder and driving force behind one of the leading carbon fibreguitar companies in the world first met the artist in 1992.Kristel was travelling the world, financing herself through painting,and was invited by the Hay family to stay at their home for a few daysupon their encounter on Main Street, Letterkenny. While they did manage to stay in touch for a little while after,contact was lost at one stage, but thankfully re-established throughthe internet a four years ago.Kristel had left Alistair’s home leaving him with a painting which hada profound effect on him and became a symbol for his own personaljourney.Alistair said: “She came and stayed in our house for a few days and inreturn she painted a picture of a horse for me.“It was a beautiful picture depicting the horse with a flowing maneand tail galloping in the wind and it has held pride of place eversince.” Kristel went on to settle, first in Northern India and then moving onto China where she worked with Buddhist monks, learned the way oftheir art and recently set up the Amdo Art Projects in the monasterytown of Xiahe, Gansu (Facebook: ‘Amdo Arts Projects’).Having found each other again on the internet, Alistair and Kristeldecided they would love to work on a project together some day, if theopportunity arose.Four years later, an Emerald Guitars customer contacted Alistairrequesting a custom-made nine-string guitar.As if this wasn’t unique in itself, the customer also said that hewould like his guitar to feature Eastern philosophy-influenced art,This prompted Alistair to contact his old friend. “We started talkingabout the design and I realised that it wasn’t something I could do. “Instantly, I knew it was Kristel who would have to do this. I calledher and I also spoke to the costumer and he said ‘If you can take theguitar to China in person and have the artwork done, go for it’.”And so visas were applied for and flights to China were booked forAlistair and his media manager, Greencastle man Alan McLaughlin, totake the guitar to the monastery town where Kristel is running the artproject.“What’s so exciting about this project is that it’s a lot of differentlife experiences of mine coming together to allow this to happen.“It’s bringing a story full circle; that first connection withKristel, all those years ago, reconnecting with her in her home inChina and creating a very special piece for one of our customers,”said Alistair.In the history of Emerald Guitars there have been a select number ofinstruments that have marked milestones in the Donegal company’sstory. This began with the very first Emerald Guitar to be given to someone,which just happened to be American rock legend Steve Vai, to the newmost famous guitar in the world, Chinese-American pop star WangLeehom’s Chinese dragon guitar, simply known as Bahamut.Alistair has also had the privilege to build instruments forworld-famous acts such as legendary rockers Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, andmany more.“I have always said we are not a company that makes guitars, we’re acompany that makes stories. We always work with our customers to makea memorable experience and create something special for them,” said.THE DONEGAL GUITAR WHICH TOOK 20 YEARS TO GET TO CHINA! was last modified: September 16th, 2015 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:donegalEmerald Guitarslast_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL PROVES SAVING ENERGY IS – S.I.M.P.L.E!

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first_imgWattzap coordinator, Mrs Catriona Hasson with Olivia McGinley and Coleen Macey showing that saving energy saves money!‘One Good Idea’ is the title of this year’s S.E.A.I. schools competition, and Errigal College’s WATTZAP project is proving hugely popular.The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland are playing a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.Errigal College’s WATTZAP project aims to show people how to make some simple lifestyle changes that use energy more efficiently in their homes. Their project has included a competition in Errigal College called ‘Energy Saving Selfie’, won by Cailin Macey, and the production of a booklet. They have also made a video with staff and students as actors.Errigal College’s WATTZAP slogan is SIMPLE:S Start saving energy at home and help tackle climate change;I Invest in a clothes line;M Make sure dishwasher is full;P Plug out appliances;L Less time in the shower;E Ensure lights are turned off!These instructions seem simple but can actually make a significant saving in the energy used in the home. Errigal College Principal Charlie Cannon is both surprised and delighted at the SIMPLE instructions.“They really are simple steps and they really are beneficial to both your environment and to you, giving you more money in your pocket.”The quality of Errigal College’s students’ work has been rewarded by being chosen as one of the top fifty schools in Ireland. The next stage will see fourteen schools going into the national final.Errigal College Project Coordinator, Geography teacher Mrs Catriona Hassan, is both delighted at their success so far and confident of further progress.“We are delighted to have got through the first stage of the competition. My students are really committed to winning the competition and more importantly to helping the Irish people to save energy in their daily lives, in their homes.” The student team is made up of Emmet McLoughlin, Dominika Blaszczok, Jay Lecky, Kealan O’Donnell, Gary Steen and Shane Irwin. They are keen to get their message across to as many people as possible.A very determined Emmet McLoughlin asks “Did you know that even when most of our electric devices are turned off they are actually continuing to draw power 24 hours a day! This ‘standby power’ make up 10% of your electricity bill, and we all want cheaper electricity bills! You can save money and save energy if you don’t just stanby!”Kealan O’Donnell explained that “Standby electricity use is responsible for 1% of global CO2 emissions. The biggest culprits are the stereos which produce 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 each year. Other major ‘environmental sinners’ are televisions, consoles, phone chargers, monitors and DVD players.”Gary Steen gives a surprising statistic: “The average Irish home uses 21% more electricity now than it did in 1990 and produces 8.2 tonnes of CO2. 3.2 tonnes is from electricity use!” Shane Irwin made these statistics more understandable when he said the simple way to lower your electricity bills and save money is to unplug your tv, your computer, your microwave. Turning the tv off simply isn’t enough!”Dominika Blaszczok sums up Errigal College’s One Good Idea: “We are asking the community to take action on standby power. And doing this is simple: Don’t just ‘standby’!”A smiling Jay Lecky added that by doing this you’ll be helping the Irish environment, the world’s environment, “and saving yourself money too!”Coordinator Mrs Catriona Hasson added that Aengus Kennedy has been very informative and helpful to the students in this projectThe project team finished this interview with confidence: “Errigal College’s Build-a-Bank team came second in Ireland a few years ago. We’re gonna go one better.”DONEGAL SCHOOL PROVES SAVING ENERGY IS – S.I.M.P.L.E! was last modified: March 10th, 2016 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:donegalEnergyerrigal collegelast_img read more

Golden State Warriors on brink of elimination after losing game 5

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first_img Tags: NBA Houston’s James Harden tries to go past GSW’s Stephen Curry (Photos by Agencies)NBA Western Conference playoffsHuston Rockets 98-94 GSWToyota Centre, HustonRockets lead best of 7 series, 3-2.The Golden State Warriors are facing a first conference finals’ loss in four years after losing 98-94 to Huston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference.Like it was in game four, things went down to the wire again , and the Warriors had the ball with a chance to win it or send things to overtime. But they turned it over, with Draymond Green dropping a pass from Stephen Curry. Eric Gordon went on to hit two free throws on the other end to steal a second successive win.If game four was a shock to everyone as the Rockets came back from a double figure (12) deficit in the final quarter, they have now flipped the series 3-2 in their favour which i don’t think many would have anticipated especially after the masterclass by Warriors against the Pelicans in The semis.It was not the best of games early on as both side struggled at making shot but It was a close contest as neither team could gain much of an advantage throughout the 48 minutes.Gordon was the biggest factor, finishing with 24 points off the bench which the Rockets much needed on night when star man, James Harden was poor from range.Chris Paul led the way for the Rockets with a team second high 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists despite injuring his leg in the final quarter.The two teams shot a mere 16 of 45 in the first quarter, combining for only 40 points in one of the worst conference finals’ first quarter in terms of shooting.Things started to pick up a bit in the second quarter. It still wasn’t the best basketball these two teams can play. But despite the big plays for the Rockets, the Warriors got right back into the game. At the break the two teams were tied at 45-45.Nothing much could be settled in the third quarter, as both teams continued to struggle from the field, and the biggest lead either side had in the frame as just three points.Again there wasn’t much between the two teams in the fourth quarter, as things went down to the wire, just like they did in Game 4. Once again, the Warriors had a chance to win it in the final seconds, but Draymond Green bobbled a pass from Curry and turned the ball over. The Rockets went down the court and hit two free throws to seal the win.“We had to relay on our defence once again, said Rockets captain James Harden.“Just like in game 4, we were not making shots but defensively were good, the same thing tonight.“We will go into game six and approach it the same way we have been doing in the other games.“Every game is different so we have to be ready to go.The Rockets are one win away from a first conference win since 1995, the best last year that they also won the NBA championship.Huston has not won a major title since 95Game six will be played on Sunday morning.The games played in best of seven series so far.Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 HustonGame 4. GSW 92-94 HustonGame 5. Huston 98-94 GSWIn the other final, Boston Celtics will travel to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland-Ohio.Boston leads the best of seven series in the East 3-2 with two games to play.Comments last_img read more

Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53)

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first_imgLocation:Houma, LouisianaFavorite Points:678The Houma Travel GeoTour (GT53) is Louisiana’s first and ONLY official GeoTour (so far!) and takes geocachers on a journey to 55 geocaches with unique culture, delicious Cajun cuisine, outdoor adventures, and amazing festivals, while enjoying the joie de vivre or ‘love for life’ that’s ingrained in every aspect of Louisiana culture.Image by MissJennThe caches are maintained by Houma Travel and are located in scenic areas throughout Terrebonne Parish, shaded by an endless canopy of moss-draped cypress trees, highlighting the beauty and uniqueness of Louisiana’s Bayou Country. SharePrint Related Here are a few geocache highlights:HTGT2: Cecil’s GC655R4Image by BAMBOOZLECecil Lapeyrouse Grocery in Chauvin has been open since 1914. Cecil’s grandfather Gustave opened the business which evolved from serving permanent residents to catering to a seasonal crowd. This one-of-a-kind shop has hidden treasures beyond its store shelves—a birdhouse cache in one of the property’s trees!HTGT: Victorian Gothic Plantation GC5J0N1Image by SilliamsStep back in time at this historic grand scale Victorian Gothic sugarcane plantation home.  Direct descendants of the original owner are still in residence to this day. The movies Crazy in Alabama, Deadline, and Tribute were filmed here. A micro cache is placed to welcome geocachers from near and far.HTGT: Wildlife 2 GC5HF85Image by Traveling ArmadillosThe Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge has a span of 4,212 acres that is composed of freshwater marsh and cypress-tupelo swamp. It provides an excellent habitats for waterfowl, wading birds, neotropical songbirds, and—gulp—alligators! This one-mile walking trail through the refuge is home to three geocaches from the GeoTour, just be snappy in case any ‘gators are lurking!HTGT: Garden & Art Museum GC5J0NNImage by mike ‘n pinkMore than 100 concrete sculptures are located on the narrow, bayou-side property of the Chauvin Sculpture Garden. The sculptures by Kenny Hill portray a mixture of biblical references, rich Cajun colors, and the evident of pain and struggles within the artist’s life. A walk through this sculpture environment is an emotional experience, evoking a sense of deep spirituality and personal emotion. The Traditional Cache here pays a special tribute to its artistic environment.What geocachers are saying:Visiting Vet Tech and I love to travel, and this weekend was no different.Upon learning that her family was going to be having a small family get together in Houma, we planned a 4-day swing into and through Louisiana hopscotching parishes, tourist attractions and places she passed in her youth. A 6 hour drive quickly turned into a 10+ road trip as we cache our way across the land. The big bonus for our weekend vacation were the 2 GeoTours published by the great city of Houma. We found so many great caches, some innovative,some tricky hides, all in great locations that took us to some unforgettable locations through the area. A huge thank you to the people of Houma who helped place and maintain these hides. -DraegonThe Florida Fun Bunch strikes again!! The Fun Bunch, consisting of horseshoechamp, Funfinderone and myself, came to Houma to do the Houma Travel Geo-Tours, both 1 and 2. We had a blast driving all around the bayou and towns in the area. The caches are really great and a lot of fun. We signed the logs with either “Florida Fun Bunch” or “Fun Bunch” or “FFB”. A big “Thanx” to the Houma Travel staff for placing and maintaining all these cool caches. -gatorman83In Houma for the long holiday weekend… We had a great time doing these Tours.. plus seeing the area.. AMAZING.. we even according the satellite photo we even drove across water (even though it was a limestone road that did not show up on the satellite image ..) We had to take a detour to get some caches.. but we didn’t care as we were enjoying the scenery too.. Thanks for putting these tours together and for bringing us to Louisiana from Florida. – cyclist81550Prizes:Geocachers receive up to two exclusive geocoins for turning in their passport for both phases of the GeoTour. After finding 20 or more caches on the first tour or 27 or more caches on the second tour, you receive a signature Houma Travel geocoin for that tour!Visit in autumn to experience beautiful weather, delicious seafood, and some of the best festivals Louisiana has to offer. Fall events include Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Rougarou Fest, Downtown on the Bayou, and more. Houma Travel also hosts annual geocaching events—GeoGras (during Mardi Gras) and Cache de Bayou.Find out more about the Houma Travel GeoTour.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