AT A GLANCE | BP’S COUNTDOWN TO THE GULF OIL SPILL

first_img KCS-content AT A GLANCE | BP’S COUNTDOWN TO THE GULF OIL SPILL whatsapp whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Weak cement workThe day before the accident, cement was pumped down a pipe in the well, which squeezed back up the space between the pipe and the rock layers, known as the annulus. That “light, nitrified foam cement slurry” failed to block oil and gas from moving up into the annulus. Cement design, testing, quality assurance and risk assessment was weak.Barriers failedOnce oil and gas got into the annulus, “shoe track barriers” failed to prevent hydrocarbons from entering the pipe. A shoe track is a barrier designed to block hydrocarbons from entering the bottom of the pipe.Pressure tests misreadA negative pressure test performed on the day of the explosion was misinterpreted as successful by BP well site leaders and the Transocean rig crew. Pressure readings really indicated that hydrocarbons were flowing into the well from the reservoir, but were interpreted as showing that oil and gas were blocked by barriers provided by the cement, shoe track, casing and a casing seal.Delay in detectionThe breach of oil and gas into the well wasn’t detected until they had reached the riser, a pipe that connected the well to the rig.Failure to regain controlEfforts to bring the well under control failed. Crews first tried to close a blowout preventer at the seabed and a diverter, but oil and gas shot up the riser. Hydrocarbons went to an onboard system that separated drilling mud from natural gas rather than to an overboard diverter line that would have sent them into the sea.Separator overwhelmedFast incoming oil and gas overwhelmed the mud gas separator, allowing gas to be vented onto the rig.Air con propelled the gasThe Horizon’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system likely moved the gas to engine rooms where ignition risk was high.Blowout preventer failedThe blowout preventer failed to seal the well. The report said the explosions and fire on the rig likely disabled mechanisms that allowed rig crews to seal the well and disconnect the riser. In addition, control pods on the blowout preventer were faulty, and underwater robots failed to manually activate valves in it as oil spewed into the ocean after the disaster. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 8 September 2010 8:31 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I think the stock market crash offers FTSE 100 buying opportunities

first_img Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The FTSE 100’s recent crash may lead some investors to consider buying other assets, such as Bitcoin. Some investors tout the virtual currency as a means of diversifying your portfolio.However, the stock market’s track record suggests buying undervalued FTSE 100 shares today could be a better idea than purchasing the virtual currency. They could deliver strong recoveries. And they may provide more favourable risk/reward opportunities relative to Bitcoin.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Crash, then recoveryThe FTSE 100’s history is filled with periods where market crashes have taken investors by surprise. Since inception, the index has experienced a handful of major crises that have wiped billions from its value. All of those bear markets have one thing in common. The FTSE 100 has successfully recovered from falls of as much as 50%+.At present, a recovery from the index’s recent crash may not seem especially likely. The government is continuing to warn case numbers of coronavirus will, sadly, increase over the coming weeks and even months. However, in previous bear markets it was also difficult to see a path to the FTSE 100’s recovery. But, over time, the index was able to not only recover its lost ground, but to go on to produce new record highs.Undervalued stocksTherefore, buying FTSE 100 stocks during bear markets has consistently been a sound means of capitalising on the index’s cyclicality. This strategy may not yield instant returns, but the track record of the stock market suggests there’s a high chance of enjoying a recovery from the index’s current lows over the coming years.Since many of the index’s members have modest debt levels, strong free cash flow, and enviable market positions, it’s possible to ascertain their risk/reward potential. Investors can, for example, purchase relatively low-risk stocks should they wish to do so. Likewise, they can buy strong businesses that operate in cyclical industries which may benefit the most from a possible recovery.Bitcoin’s risksThe same situation isn’t available buying Bitcoin. The virtual currency has no fundamentals, so investors cannot make an informed decision on whether it’s overvalued or undervalued at the present time. This increases its risks, and could mean investors fail to buy into the cryptocurrency at a favourable time.Looking ahead, Bitcoin’s regulatory risks and its limited size could hamper its progress in the coming years. They may mean it ultimately fails to replace traditional currencies. Investor sentiment may, therefore, be subject to rapid change.As such, buying a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares, and holding them for the long run, could be a better idea. The track record of the index highlights its potential to recover from its current lows. It could produce high returns for investors who purchase high-quality businesses while they trade on low valuations.center_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 Forget Bitcoin! I think the stock market crash offers FTSE 100 buying opportunities Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

National Cathedral tolls bell for 500,000 who died of COVID-19…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest National Cathedral tolls bell for 500,000 who died of COVID-19 in United States Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [Episcopal News Service] Washington National Cathedral on Feb. 22 tolled its bell 500 times, once for every 1,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States. As the cathedral marks the death toll topping a half million this week, millions of people are receiving vaccinations against the coronavirus.Daily vaccinations peaked at 1.7 million Americans a week ago, but that pace slowed after a winter storm battered much of the country, according The New York Times. President Joe Biden has set a goal of vaccinating 1.5 million people a day in the race to curb the virus’ spread. About 44 million have received at least the first dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines.National Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese of Washington in the nation’s capital, has tolled its bell each time an additional 100,000 coronavirus deaths have been reported. The livestream of this week’s bell tolling also included prayers of mourning from interfaith leaders.“This gesture cannot replace the lives lost, but we hope it will help each American mourn the toll of this pandemic,” the cathedral said.The cathedral also has launched a memorial project for COVID-19 victims. Survivors can submit the names of loved ones who have died, and the latest submissions will be read during virtual prayer services each week. Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Feb 23, 2021 Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA COVID-19 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

The Stirling Mortlock and Jamie Roberts headclash

first_imgMonday Dec 1, 2008 The Stirling Mortlock and Jamie Roberts headclash The Wallabies slumped to a 21-18 loss to Wales on Saturday after failing to overcome the second-minute departure of talismanic captain Stirling Mortlock two minutes into the game at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The huge clash of heads between Mortlock and big Jamie Roberts just a few minutes into the game saw the Wallaby captain having to leave the field looking rather worse for wear. Roberts miraculously stayed on for another 15 minutes before going off, but it has since been revealed that he has a skull fracture. Welsh team doctor John Williams was shocked by the injury, later stating that Roberts, a medical student himself, would be out of action until the middle of January, three weeks before Wales begin their defence of the Six Nations championship. “I’ve never seen anything like this and I was talking to some of my colleagues and they have never seen anything like this,” said Williams. “It was a collision of heads at a certain angle with a certain momentum causing a crack. “Second week of January he could be back in contact which is three weeks before the Six Nations. We will just watch over the next two or three weeks while this heals.” Williams added: “He was admitted last night with a fracture to his skull. He is comfortable, pain-free. He will be out of training for six weeks to give it a chance to heal and then back in the New Year. “It is a fracture extending back from above the nose along the roof of the eye towards the central structures in the base of the skull. “It is a clean fracture which should heal very easily. It’s an undisplaced fracture so it means that it is a crack which hasn’t moved so it hasn’t caused any internal damage to the brain. “After the contact Stirling Mortlock looked like he had come off worse. Jamie was conscious throughout and there were no signs of anything, no suggestion of a fracture or any problem with his nose or eyes. The contact was with his forehead. “And then the headache gradually came on as he was playing about five minutes after and we pulled him off as the headache got worse. “He is a pretty tough guy. He texted the team (from the hospital) and the team thanked him for taking Stirling Mortlock out of the game!”Time: 01:53 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Loftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|en

first_img Save this picture!Courtesy of architecten|en|enRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Loftwonen is a special form of urban residence. The idea of Loftwonen is based on high rooms and flexible floor plans. Block 61, which was designed by architecten|en|en, is part of an urban composition of three housing blocks that are constructed in a similar manner. The housing blocks are located along the railway as an extension of the well-known Klokgebouw. The three buildings are separated from the railway by means of an oblong parking garage, which parallels the railway embankment.Save this picture!Courtesy of architecten|en|enStrijp-S is characterized by bold industrial buildings. The architecture of the new housing blocks seamlessly complements this style. Façades constructed from red brickwork and prefabricated colored concrete in massive repetitive patterns create a robust architecture that matches its surroundings.Save this picture!Courtesy of architecten|en|enSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Courtesy of architecten|en|enProject gallerySee allShow lessLiquid Pavillion / depASelected ProjectsStudy Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York …ArticlesProject locationAddress:Eindhoven, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Eindhoven, The Netherlands “COPY” Loftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|enSave this projectSaveLoftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|en Loftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|en 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885144/loftwonen-strijp-s-architecten-en-en Clipboard Apartments Save this picture!Courtesy of architecten|en|en+ 12 Share Projects Year:  The Netherlands Architects: architecten|en|en Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885144/loftwonen-strijp-s-architecten-en-en Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officearchitecten|en|enOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEindhovenThe NetherlandsPublished on December 11, 2017Cite: “Loftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|en ” 11 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

DSC welcomes PAC report

first_img The Directory of Social Change (DSC) has welcomed the Public Accounts Committee’s report on charity accountability and regulation. DSC has welcomed the publication of “Giving Confidently: The Role of the Charity Commission in Regulating Charities” by the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons. In particular DSC welcomed its call for the Charity Commission to expect charities “to make clear in their annual reports what they have achieved against plan and to explain any major variances.”The Public Accounts Committee recommendation is in line with a call for clearer ./guidance from the Charity Commission published in a recent DSC book, The Major Charities, An Independent Guide. The book’s principal author, Luke FitzHerbert said the PAC report was timely. Advertisement “DSC continues to regret the lack of accessible Commission ./guidance to trustees on the content of their annual reports (existing ./guidance is only found in a technical accounting document, the SORP, written for and by financial staff and advisers rather than for trustees),” he said. Howard Lake | 7 July 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DSC welcomes PAC report About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Political Prisoners Teach-In: ‘Greetings from Texas, death penalty capital’

first_imgThese slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the “U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners” webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state.By Gloria Rubac Greetings from the state of Texas, home to the largest prison system in the United States and the death penalty capital of the country. The executions here in Texas are now up to 658 people who have been legally lynched by the state of Texas. Gloria Rubac speaking during April 24 webinar.I want to give my greetings to our brother Mumia Abu-Jamal on his 66th birthday and say happy birthday to you from an activist who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s. People like Mumia, all the sisters and brothers in the Black Panther Party, were such an inspiration to me as a young revolutionary. Now I read year after year, decade after decade, that some of these Panthers are still locked up. That’s an indictment of this system. It proves the illegality of this system we live under.And it’s not just the Panthers or Mumia, but our brother Leonard Peltier, the Puerto Rican political prisoners, Imam Jamil Al-Amin. Thank heavens, I don’t have to say the MOVE 9 anymore. But we live under a system that doesn’t give a damn about us and locks up more people than any other country on this planet.I’m humbled to be part of this teach-in today. And I just want to say to the political prisoners what an inspiration you are. I dedicate my words today to my friend and comrade on Texas death row, Harvey Tea Earvin, whom I met back in 1988 when he asked me to come visit him so he could ask me to witness his execution. Fortunately, he is still alive and I still visit him. Harvey Tea Earvin became a revolutionary activist on death row and formed a group called PURE — Panthers United for Revolutionary Education. I’ll close by saying what the late Kwame Touré always said: “Y’all, we gotta organize, organize, organize!  So free Mumia, tear down the walls, and free them all!”Rubac is a founding member of the Houston branch of WWP and a contributing  editor to WW newspaper. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Dogs and Dog Lovers Celebrate Yappy Hour at El Portal

first_imgCommunity News Dogs and Dog Lovers Celebrate Yappy Hour at El Portal Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 12:11 pm Community News Make a comment Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Animal League of the Pasadena Humane Society hosted their Yappy Hour at El Portal on Wednesday, March 15. Proceeds from the fundraiser went towards the Pasadena Humane Society’s animal transport program. Dogs and their human companions enjoyed Mexican food and margaritas on the patio to raise funds and awareness for animals in need.For more information on the Pasadena Animal League, visit http://pasadenaanimalleague.org/.El Portal is located at 695 East Green Street. Call (626) 795-8553 or visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Newslast_img read more

Shots fired at house in Derry

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Shots fired at house in Derry Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Previous articleEbrington Barracks set for faceliftNext articlePriest calls for talks with dissident republicans News Highland Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Shots have been fired at a house in Derry.Four masked men went to the house in Dove Gardens shortly before 2300 BST on Tuesday.A number of shots were fired at the door.Two men were inside at the time, but neither were injured.A short time later, petrol bombs and other missiles were thrown at police officers investigating the incident.One officer sustained a leg injury after being hit by a stone.A motive for the shooting has not yet been established. Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – September 1, 2010 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Thomas shares her ‘sweet potato surprise’

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I had never seen anything like it,” she said. “I’d been growing sweet potato vines for years and this was the first time they produced sweet potatoes. Another thing that was puzzling was that the vines with the purple leaves didn’t have potatoes, only those with the green leaves.”Thomas harvested her surprise sweet potatoes but then didn’t know what to do with them.“On the outside, they looked just like regular sweet potatoes but, on the inside, they were white looking. I didn’t know if you could eat them or not,” she said. “I asked one of my neighbors to eat one but he wouldn’t.”A little research revealed that the sweet potatoes are not for eating. The taste would deter that.So, Thomas is left with a several choices – use the surprise sweet potatoes in Thanksgiving arrangements, throw them in the garbage or stick them back in the ground and wait to see what other surprises the sweet potato vine plants might have.Thomas decided on all three. Some of the sweet potato surprises are nicely arranged, others are back snug in the pots and the others are on the way to the garbage dump.Spring will tell the tale of the sweet potato surprise and Thomas is thinking, maybe, a sprout about it. Skip Thomas shares her ‘sweet potato surprise’ Published 3:00 am Friday, November 27, 2015 You Might Like Musical ‘beginnings’: Troy jazz ensemble to present fall program   SUBMITTED PHOTOThe Troy University jazz ensemble frequency will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Long… read more By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Email the author Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Indian summer-like days extended the life of the sweet potato vines but finally the vines begin to wither.“I decided it was time to pull up the vines but I got a big surprise when I did,” Thomas said. “Where there’s usually these little tubers, there were sweet potatoes. Not just little sweet potatoes and not just a few. Big sweet potatoes and a lot of them.”Thomas had started pulling up the vines in the largest container and, with every scoop of dirt, she unearthed a sweet potato.MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLMartha Thomas shows off her bonus sweet potatoes that grew from the sweet potato vine plants she potted earlier this year. While these tubers aren’t edible, Thomas plans to use them for holiday displays.She went from one container to the other, from the small ones to the large ones, and everywhere she went, she dug up sweet potatoes. And, the sweet potato vines are a good value at around $3.Thomas’ sweet potato vines were exceptionally pretty this year and she gave credit to Miracle-Gro and cow manure.“They were lush and colorful, just about the prettiest I’d ever seen,” she said. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day For several years, Martha Thomas’ “sidekick” has been a sweet potato vine.Each spring, she goes to Lowe’s and picks out several sweet potato vine plants for the different planters in and around her home. Some of the planters are small, some are large and some are up-sized. Some of the planters grace the lawn and others hang around on the porch. In seemingly, no time, the sweet potato vines have produced lush colorful foliage.“I like the sweet potato vines because they grow fast and make beautiful vines that take over whatever containers they are in,” Thomas said. “They grow like weeds in the bright sun or in the shade. They are as pretty on the porch as they are out where they can get sun.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Articlelast_img read more