Rare chance to snap up property in most inaccessible and idyllic part of Scotland – The Scotsman

You dont have to be a record-breaking rower, paratrooper and survival expert to get the keys to the door, but you might need a boat and sturdy legs as the property is not reachable by road or rail.

The Highland Outdoor Centre is situated in an idyllic location at Ardintigh Bay on the shores of Loch Nevis on the North Morar peninsula, with spectacular sea views to Skye and Knoydart.

It is the home of veteran SAS commando and all-round adventurer Tom McClean, who has set several endurance records and hit the headlines when he spent 40 days on the craggy isle of Rockall in 1985.

Now aged 79, the former serviceman and his wife Jill have decided to retire after 50 years running the business.

Included in the sale is a two-bedroomed cottage; five wooden bunkhouses which can accommodate up to 24 people; a two-storey lodge; private slipway, pier and mooring; eight acres of land and a mini hydro-electric scheme.

The property, which can only be accessed by boat or on foot, presents a rare lifestyle or business opportunity in an outstanding location.

McClean first came to Ardintigh in 1969, shortly after becoming the first man in history to row across the North Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Ireland.

He says he has loved living there but the time had come to let someone else enjoy the magical place.

"On my first visit I was enchanted with its spectacular mountain scenery and its beautiful coastal location on Loch Nevis, he said.

After leaving the SAS I decided I wanted to start up my own outdoor centre and was delighted to acquire Ardintigh.

At first I lived in a tent within an old ruin before rebuilding it into the family home that you see today.

Since those early days in the West Highlands, the survival expert and father of two has achieved five single-handed crossings of the Atlantic rowing it twice, sailing it in the worlds smallest yacht, also twice, and finally crossing it again in his unique, custom-built bottle-shaped boat from New York to Falmouth.

In 1985 McClean became the longest human resident of Rockall, 220 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, staying there for 40 days to cement the UKs rights over the outcrop.

It has been a privilege for Jill and I to have lived in such a special and spectacular place as Ardintigh Bay, on the shores of Loch Nevis for all these years, he said.

Weve had the most amazing life here and met so many wonderful people through running the centre.

"We have also enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of this enchanting setting, with its wide-open spaces and panoramic views down the loch to the Cuillin on Skye.

Now the time has come to pass on the baton for new owners to enjoy this magical place as much as we have.

The property is on the market through Bidwells at offers over 700,000.

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Album Review: Figueroa The World As We Know It – mxdwn.com

Drew Pitt June 15th, 2021 - 9:00 AM

The past few decades have seen a significant shift in the world of psychedelic music. Popularized in the 60s and 70s, psychedelic music largely cribbed from Middle Eastern modes of music in an attempt to capture the trance-like rhythms that those cultures had long been producing. Somewhere along the way, this style fell out of favor, finding itself replaced by testosterone-laden bro rock and tight-jeaned glam rock. It retreated into the underground, where it was readily snatched up by worshippers of psychedelic drugs and disciples of 60s rock. Now, the modern understanding of psych-rock sits somewhere beneath the influence pyramid of The Flaming Lips and Animal Collective. And this is where we find Figueroa, a side project of IDM legend Amon Tobin, sitting and plucking away under their oddly shaped tree, plucking a guitar as if the world were just a dream outside the shade.

At first blush, The World As We Know Itfeels like a Japanese math rock cut. The opening track, Weather Girl, blends influences from traditional psych-rock, math rock and modern psych-rock all at once. It does so rapidly and without any interest in spoon-feeding the listener, and the track quickly gets off to the races. Its easily among the best cuts on the short album. Its so good that the rest of the album struggles to hold itself up to the same standard, but there are worse crimes than firing your best song out of the cannon first.

The next few tracks, specifically Put Me Under, Do Right and Better Run, continue the mixture of influences. Put Me Under is distinctly American. The whole track smacks of the influence of great western films. Its slower, more deliberate pace drives the album into a more peaceful, if slightly less interesting, space. Do Right picks up the speed again but leaves people standing outside of a dusty saloon, waiting for the inevitable crack of gunfire as yet another sheriff is shot dead. And the song makes use of a fittingly somber tone to communicate its tension and sadness.

Finally, listeners reach Better Run, which pulls them back into the realm of the psychedelic. The guitar wails a woozy tone as if half-drunk and stumbling around the recording studio. Vocals wash out toward the background, and thumping drums drag the drunk guitar along the length of the track, parading its lack of moderation to anyone with ears. Its a tremendous showing that nearly lives up to the introductory track and pushes people toward the solid closer, Back to the Stars, on an interesting note.

Figueroa does not reinvent psych rock. They will not appear in a future essay alongside Merriweather Post Pavilion or The Soft Bulletin. But fans of the genre will recognize The World As We Know Itfor what it is: a stunningly pretty amalgamate of all its chosen influences. There are worse things to be, and few that are much better.

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Priyanka Chopra to Alia Bhatt: 5 actresses who sported trendy hairstyles – Asianet Newsable

Let's take a look at 5 Bollywood actresses who sported stunning hairstyles.

Mumbai, First Published Jun 14, 2021, 2:16 PM IST

We all love how stunning Bollywood divas look on or off-screen with their trendy hairstyles. Be it sexy curls orbeachy waves; they rock all the hairstyle like a pro. Here we bring you five actresses who looked gorgeous in trendy hairdos.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is looking stunning in this soft wavy hair look. To get this look use a curling tong and curl your hair softly, do not over do it and later brush it off and finish with a glossy serum.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt sported a messy pony-tail look for her besties wedding festivities. She went for a wavy hairdo and later tied a messy pony which isholding her maagtika perfectly.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma once went for a stylish short-bob, but with a twist. Unlike thesleek straight hairfor a bob, she curled her hair and kept it messy and edgy.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone's iconic hairtsyle includes sporting a messy or a sleek bun with middle-parting. She often wears this hairtsyle when she is donning a saree or traditional wear.

Disha Patani

Disha Patani has gorgeous locks. She is a big fan of sporting beachy waves and soft curls. She also rocks bangs and cute pony-tail looks all the time.

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Want a Massage Without Leaving the House? This App Lets You Insta-Book a Therapist, Who’ll Rock Up With All Their Gear – Broadsheet

The only thing more relaxing than a massage at a spa or clinic is a massage dont have to leave the house for.

Urban Company is making it happen. When it first launched in Sydney, the app (which operates in 35 other cities across India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the UAE) offered home cleaning, small handyman services (such as TV mounting) and on-call gardening.

Now its added a massage service thatll send you a qualified, fully vetted massage therapist to your home armed with the essentials: a treatment table, oils and towels, and mood-setting candles and music.

Massage services include the gentle Swedish relaxation and the higher-pressure remedial deep tissue massage, as well as sports massage and a pre-natal treatment. You can also add on a foot massage, or head, neck and shoulders, for an extra $15, or give your partner (and yourself) the gift of soothed muscles with a romantic couples massage.

Treatments start at $89 for a basic 60-minute session, or $159 for an hour-long session for two.


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Coheed & Cambria announce tour with The Used and Meet Me @ The Altar – Brooklyn Vegan

Not only did Coheed & Cambria just expand the lineup of their S.S. Neverender cruise (now including Andrew WK, Tigers Jaw, Covet, and Soul Glo alongside previously announced bands Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, Cloud Nothings, Sheer Mag, Torche, Three, and more), they've now also announced a co-headlining tour with The Used that features support on most dates from fast-rising pop punks Meet Me @ The Altar.

The run with MM@TA includes a NYC-area show at NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center on September 19. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (6/18) at 10 AM local time with presales beforehand. All dates are listed below.

This is part of a very busy tour schedule for Meet Me @ The Altar, who will also be playing some shows with nothing,nowhere and Arm's Length (including NYC's LPR on 10/5), and both MM@TA and nothing,nowhere are opening All Time Low's tour.

Coheed & Cambria / The Used -- 2021 Tour DatesFri Aug 27 Los Angeles, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre*Sat Aug 28 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre*Mon Aug 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex - Outdoors*Tue Aug 31 Denver, CO Levitt Pavilion Denver*Thu Sep 02 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*Sat Sep 04 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater*Sun Sep 05 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*Tue Sep 07 Wichita, KS WAVE - Outdoors*Wed Sep 08 St. Louis, MO Saint Louis Music Park*Sat Sep 11 Columbus, OH Express Live! - Outdoors*Sun Sep 12 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*Tue Sep 14 Cincinnati, OH The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park*Wed Sep 15 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park*Sat Sep 18 Worcester, MA The Palladium - Outdoors*Sun Sep 19 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center*Tue Sep 21 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion^Wed Sep 22 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater^Fri Sep 24 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place^

* with special guest Meet Me @ The Altar^ with special guest carolesdaughter


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Mass DPH Will Be Conducting Cancer Evaluation of PCB Exposure – WUPE

The state Department of Public Health will be reviewing for selected types of cancer-related to the problematic Hill 78 and Building 71.Hill 78 On-Plant Consolidation Area (OPCA)This area encompasses approximately 6 acres and is located within the boundaries of the Hill 78-Remainder RAA. Building 71 On-Plant Consolidation Area (OPCA) - This approximately 4.4-acre area is also located within the boundaries of the Hill 78- Remainder RAA. It is located immediately to the east of the Hill 78 OPCA.

Iberkshires.com reports, Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the capped-off General Electric landfills are not harmful, yet the last public health study that was conducted on them was in the 2000s.

In January, the City Council's Public Health and Safety subcommittee requested that MassDPH provide an updated study on cancer cases in that area.

The subcommittee on Thursday received news on the upcoming cancer evaluation from Julie Cosio, Jessica Burkhamer, and Brenda Netreba from the Bureau of Environmental Health at the Mass DPH.

They are planning on looking at four of the six cancer types evaluated previously in a 2002 report: breast cancer, liver cancer, and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Reportedly, epidemiological literature shows some evidence of association of these cancers with exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.

GE for many years used PCBs in its transformer manufacturing. The chemicals have been banned since 1979 but GE discharged them into the river and environment during its use of them.

While there is no evidence of an association between PCB exposure and bladder cancer, they are planning on evaluating bladder cancer in Pittsfield because there were increased rates in the previous evaluation.

Two previously evaluated cancer types that will not be included in the study are thyroid cancer and Hodgkin's disease because both are reportedly not associated with PCB exposure.

The last evaluation was back in 2002, the scientific literature had identified some additional cancer types that may be associated. There may be other types of cancer after further review

The areas that will be included in the evaluation include Pittsfield as a whole and each of its 11 census tracts, as well as the communities of Great Barrington, Lenox, Lee, and Stockbridge to be consistent with the 2002 report.

One thing I am scratching my head over is that the last report was in 2002, the Data will be evaluated in five-year increments from 1996 through 2015?

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In The Heights: Reaching New Heights for Movie Musicals Through Fashion – theknockturnal.com

In an effort to be one of the few articles about In The Heights that doesnt start with Lights up on Washington Heights, Im going to start this article with a personal anecdote about this very important work.

I remember when In The Heights opened on Broadway in 2008. I remember when it won the Tony Award that year and being so proud that my friends and I could keep up with Lin-Manuel Mirandas brilliant opening rap and feeling so beyond accomplished. Though I have not lived in the Washington Heights neighborhood, as a native New Yorker and theatre kid, I related to this show on a deep and personal level. I was fortunate enough to see it 3 times, once with the original cast (hashtag blessed). I have distinct memories of reading about its journey from a student hip-hop musical at Wesleyan University to the Great White Way. I remember watching the YouTube videos of creator, composer and lyricist, Lin-Manuel Miranda (now of Hamilton fame) rapping and improvising theatre references with co-star Christopher Jackson (who also makes an appearance in the film adaptation of In The Heights), Tommy Kail (Director of the Tony-Winning Broadway Show) among others in an effort to promote the show. And I remember thinking that they were the coolest, most relatable people Ive ever seen in any form of entertainment.

Flash forward 13 years later and In The Heights is now a blockbuster Hollywood movie, which means a lot of amazing things better representation, theatre and art can reach the masses, but most importantly, that you dont need to be in New York to connect to this show. Dont get me wrong, In The Heights is very much about the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan, but the larger point is that at its core, its about community and finding home, wherever you are. We were fortunate enough to attend the fashion screening of In The Heights to celebrate its premiere, which was such an exciting experience for many reasons (just being in a movie theatre was a treat in and of itself) well take you through the night and reflect on what stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace had to say about stepping into these iconic roles, the impact of fashion and the making of the highly acclaimed film adaptation.

Not going to lie, in what well call precedented times, I usually dread going to Times Square if not to see a show, but this was different. It felt very special to get off the train and approach the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street, just blocks away from the Richard Rodgers Theatre (where In The Heights hosted its Broadway run and where Hamilton currently resides, well kind ofwhere it will resume its run on September 14th)

There was nothing but pure excitement rushing through our minds and bodies as we walked into this theatre to see this filmI mean, of course we were also beyond excited about getting movie theatre popcorn, OMG! Its the little things, truly. I digress, the evening starts with Director Jon M. Chu coming out to say a few words about the making of the film, its relevance to todays day in age and how special it is for this film to be seen in theatres.

Now for our feature presentation. In a few words, this adaptation was fresh and vibrant paid respect to the stage version and the entire cast delivered immaculate performances. Special shout out to Anthony Ramos (Usnavi) and Olga Merediz (Abuela Claudia) who flawlessly reprised their roles from the Broadway show.

Picture this: the film has now concluded and the entire theatre (at 33% capacity, of course) is tearing up and applauding loudly. In walks Fashion Designer, Prabal Gurung and stars Melissa Barrera (who portrayed Vanessa in the film) and Leslie Grace (who portrayed Nina in the film) to discuss their experience making the film.

PG: How did you guys feel about making it (the film)?

LG: I mean, we all felt it was going to be life changing. We all felt that we were going to be a part of something historicI just felt that I was going to be a part of something that paid homage to the people that raised me up because this story hit so close to home for me. I related to Nina in the sense that the community that I know is the community that my mom raised me up in my mom is a real life salon lady. Her personal salon is a couple blocks away from where we shot all summer and I grew up being empowered by the women who walked into that place, by the women who worked in that place and also going out into the world and feeling fragmented because it didnt always feel like that acceptance everywhere I went.

MB: It felt important while we were shooting it. I mean, I was a huge fan of the show since it was on Broadway, I went to school for musical theatre like my dream was to be in that show. And so being a part of the movie for me is crazy Ill be honest with you. I used to pray since i was 17 years old, I would say Thank you, G-d, every night because I am Vanessa in In The Heightsand 10 years later I get cast in the movie and it was kind of surreal and also amazing to know that youre to be a part of something thats going to mean so much to so many people who have never felt seen in a major Hollywood movie like this or celebrated or like their stories and their voices are important. After watching Crazy Rich Asians (Also directed by Jon M. Chu) I left the theatre thinking I want that too. I celebrate the Asian-American community because I feel like any minority, we all are in the same struggles, you know? I related to that movie so much when they were making dumplings around the table, I was like this is my family making tortillas, like thats what we do. I love how communities are coming out and supporting this movie because its an American story.

PG: How did the costumes impact you while making the film?

MB: I know for me, it took us a while to get to Vanessas style. Because she wants to be a fashion designer Mitchell Travers, our Costume Designer we would talk about how much of the clothes does she make or how much does she add, like does add a little thing that makes it a little more creative or is she just like super casual? Her release is through her designs you know, obviously her limitations are what can afford. Clearly, she runs thru a thrift trash can at the university to get her fabrics and all that stuff and as an actor, for me, once I find myself in the clothes of the character, I find the character. Its a key thing for me to find how the character movies and how they carry their weight and when they are feeling vulnerable how they dress and when theyre feeling fierce how they dress its all emotional and for me its very formative of the character. Like I would get dressed and I would be like no, this isnt Vanessaand then when we found that first outfit, the opening outfit. The one with the tights immediately I was like ohhh! this is her.

LG: Same. I think it was super important and shout out to our wardrobe again and all of the team they really took the time to discover and have a conversation with us and see who do you think this person is and listened to us and listened to what we were working through in the dance rehearsals and what our movement because they had to keep a lot in mind. I remember for When The Sun Goes Down, we spent a lot of time choosing that outfit because were supposed to defy gravity so I couldnt have dangles, tassels everything had to be pasted on, for Corey as well. Earrings, all those details had to be kept in mind, but also the arc of my character, Nina, you see at the top of the movie, shes coming from Stanford, where we see that shes conformed a bit to be what she thinks the hair, I mean pin straight (and girl, rock all your looks if you can), but you can tell that Nina is kinda likeyou know you can tell shes got her frugal romper, shes got her California vibe then throughout her finding herself on her block again you see her hair get bigger and biggerI love that we were able to find that with the team.

Audience Member: What do you hope people take away from this?

LG: I think we hope first and foremost that people enjoy it and that they laugh and that they cry, but on a deeper level, that no matter where youre from through these characters stories and through their dreams, even if youre not from Washington Heights that you feel seen and validated, no matter how big or small your dream is. And I think thats why theres so much magic to what Lin writes. And to what Quiaro writes and what Jon directed her is that they really took this story and made it accessible for everyone to relate to I feel like you can dream as simple as Corey to want to appreciate and protect his neighborhood or Sonny this is my island, I dont want to go to no other island, this (Manhattan) is it for me or Usnavi, who wants to go back to where his parents are from, where he doesnt have that many memories but he feels like thats where the magic is and finds it right where hes at. And all of those dreams are validated theres no one big dream, everyones sueito (little dream) is just as magical and I think thats so beautiful, so hopefully, people feel that.

MB: For me, obviously everything that you (Leslie) said and I hope people find the warmth and the deliciousness of getting to know a community that maybe youre not exposed to and finding how we are all so similar, despite growing up in different places in the world and despite our families looking different I think thats something that I would love people to leave the theatre thinking, like oh wow, Im UsnaviI think for me, what makes me so hopeful about this movie is thinking about the younger generation. Thinking about the kids who are going to watch this movie, especially like little people of color. Young kids that are going to watch this movie and like this is going to be normal for them. They already see themselves in movies, for them its normal, theyre going to grow up thinking not like us like I never saw myself in a major Hollywood movie when I was a kid. There was no one ever who looked like me, and for little kids to have this reference and to always know that this is a possibility for them and to always know that they have a place and that they can dream as big as they want to dream and that anything is possible THAT for me, is what I would kids to go out of the movie thinking, that theyre invincible.

Beautiful film, beautiful performances, beautiful conversation. Absolutely worth the wait that felt like 96,000 years to see this movie. P.S. the Hamilton easter eggs are gold. Also, dont be a stranger I urge you to take a trip up to Washington Heights sometime (pro tip: you just take the A train!)

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Make Dad a Happy Camper This Fathers Day With One of These Outdoor Items On Sale For 20% Off – Mandatory

Dad never did ask for much, but when family time calls, he wants you and the sibs to answer. And, while some family bonding moments can get hella weird, your dad just enjoys a nice day fishing, hiking, grabbing a brew, and flaunting around nature (not like that, were talking about your pops here). Give your dad something he actually wants this Fathers Day with one of these camping essentials (on sale for 20% with code WELOVEDAD) thatll make him a happy camper.

In case dad isnt badass enough, get him the gift of stab, which also includes a seatbelt cutter and window break. Get the StatGear Storm Rescue Knife for $10.39 (Reg. $19) with code WELOVEDAD.

This pocket knife is not only an ol reliable, but its truly a classic need for every dad. Get the B-2 BLITZ Tactical Pocket Knife for $28.79 (Reg. $52) with code WELOVEDAD.

The cicadas called: theyre finally deferring summer back to the mosquitos, and those suckers have to make up for a lot of lost time. Dont get caught with an untreated bite. Get the Bug Bite Thing Insect Bite/Sting Relief Suction Tool: 2-Pack for $15.96 (Reg. $19) with code WELOVEDAD.

This water-resistant power bank can charge two devices at oncetalk about versatility. Get the HyperGear Solar 10,000mAh Power Bank for $27.99 (Reg. $39) with code WELOVEDAD.

This Bluetooth speaker disguised as a light has a range up to 33, which means dad can change the song back to classic rock all the way from the grill. Get the Tiki Torch Bluetooth LED Light-Up Speaker for $31.99 (Reg. $99) with code WELOVEDAD.

A much-needed tool for dads who juuuusssttt need to get a look under the hood, this headlamp shines for up to 800 yards away. Get the DanForce Bold-S 1080 Lumen Rechargeable Triple Headlamp for $33.59 (Reg. $45) with code WELOVEDAD.

Okay, hear us out: yes, technically the sun is supposed to make everything warmer, but what if it could make everythingcolder? No, not some weird global warming conspiracy, just this solar-charged cooler that doesnt require ice. Get the GoSun Chill Solar Cooler for $508 (Reg. $749) with code WELOVEDAD.

Heres a handy dandy solar flashlight for every dad that likes to tell ghost stories by the fire this summer to their not-yet-traumatized children. Get the Solar Assisted Flashlight for $27.19 (Reg. $39) with code WELOVEDAD.

Weighing in at just two pounds, this solar oven is powerful enough to boil water and heat your favorite foods, just like the pioneers (we think). Get the GoSun Go Portable Solar Oven for $92.80 (Reg. $139) with code WELOVEDAD.

Grab your friends, fam, and that weird guy down the street and hope into this cozy tent for six. Get the EchoSmile 4-6 Person Pop-Up Tent for $151.99 (Reg. $228) with code WELOVEDAD.

This bad boy has a 30-gallon capacity and can keep your stuff chill and ready to go for up to seven whole days. Get the EchoSmile Rotomolded Cooler for $164.79 (Reg. $205) with code WELOVEDAD.

Need a little grill friend? This grill runs on 8 briquets and is virtually smokeless. Get the Homping Portable Charcoal Grill for $116.79 (Reg. $199) with code WELOVEDAD.

This little light fits just about anywhere and can be your beam of light when light is not an option (you know, like when the power goes out after dad trips the fuses trying to hook up that dang oven). Get the KeySmart Nano Torch Twist LED Flashlightfor $39.99 (Reg. $59) with code WELOVEDAD.

Need a light? Try this ultra-light head beam for days when two hands arent enough. Get the Liteband FLEX 300 Wide-Beam LED Headlamp for $15.99 (Reg. $19) with code WELOVEDAD.

This flashlight is waterproof for up to one meter, because you never know what project dads getting himself into next. Get the Q-Beam Blue Max Midnight Waterproof LED Flashlight for $31.99 (Reg. $39) with code WELOVEDAD.

For those dads who prefer a lazy Fathers Day, this chair is perfect for any outdoor occasion or nap. Get the Ultralight Portable Outdoor Folding Chair for $35.16 (Reg. $99) with code WELOVEDAD.

Not just a bracelet, this bad boy is also a compass, whistle, flint fire starter, knife, and paracord for all of lifes curveballs. Get the QuickSurvive 4-in-1 Paracord Adjustable Bracelet for $9.59 (Reg. $15) with code WELOVEDAD.

Okay, so not all of us can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together like dear old dad can. For those of us who need just a little bit more help, theres backup. Get the QuickSurvive Campers Dozen (12x 12-Piece Fire Starters) for $122.39 (Reg. $162) with code WELOVEDAD.

Not only does this light have a built-in radio for keeping you up to date, but its also a Bluetooth speaker to let the rest of the campsite know it may rain (or to play Its Raining Men from your Spotify playlist, same thing). Get the Sidekick Weather Alert Radio with Bluetooth for $63.99 (Reg. $99) with code WELOVEDAD.

Last but not least, this headlamp clips right onto your hat brim, so its not your faces job to do the work anymore. Get the UT10 Multifunction Rechargeable 170 Lumen Headlamp for $19.19 (Reg. $29) with code WELOVEDAD.

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Pawri Ho Rahi Hai: This Little Girl’s Version of Viral ‘Pawri’ Video is The Cutest Thing Ever | Check Hilario – India.com

New Delhi: Unless you have been living under a rock, all of you must have heard the viral video clip of a social media influencer from Pakistan, Dananeer Mobeen. In the video, the 19-year-old social media influencer can be seen having fun with her friends and saying, Yeh hamari car hei aur yeh hum hein, aur yeh hamari Pawri horahi hei (This is our car, this is us and this is our party). Also Read - Netizens Go Gaga Over Pakistani Influencer's 'Pawri Ho Rahi Hai' Video, Yashraj Mukhate Comes up with its Musical Twist

Not only is the video being shared extensively, netizens have gone all gaga over it and have also created their own hilarious versions with the hashtag #pawrihoraihai on Twitter. In one such awwdorable video, a little girl can be heard saying Ye hamara bed hai, ye hamara takiya hai aur yahan sone ki tayyari ho rahi hai.

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In yet another hilarious video, a little boy says, ye mai hoon, ye mera washroom hai aur yahan potty ho rahi hai.

The rib-ticking viral meme has been composed by none other than music composer Yashraj Mukhate who earned fame for his viral tracksRasode Mein Kaun Tha, Biggini Shoot and Tuadda Kutta Tommy. He gave a musical twist by adding music and beats to the video of the pawri girl. Sharing his unique creation on Instagram, Mukhate captioned the video as: Aajse me party nahi karunga Sirf pawri karunga. Kyuki party karneme wo mazaa nahi jo pawri karneme hai (from today I will not party, I will pawri, there is more fun in pawri than a party).

And here is how netizens are coming up with their own versions:

The viral video was posted as a joke by Dananeer while she was vacationing with her friends in a hilly area of Pakistan. She had shared the video with her followers with the caption, No one: When borgors visit northern areas: yeh hamari pawri horai haai. This is the gold content you guys signed up for. 10/10 meme material (sic).

Dananeer, in an Instagram live video, said that she is overwhelmed by the response she got and she is happy that people are enjoying the video so much.

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Government Former State Scientist Calls on Ireland to Push for Renationalisation of EU Waters – Afloat

The Governments soft-touch approach on access to Rockalls fishing waters for Irish boats is totally unacceptable, a former state marine scientist has said.

As Times.ie reports today, Dr Peter Tyndall has also called on the government to push for a renationalisation of European waters to allow coastal states greater access to their own fish stocks.

He said the EU could still handle the management of shared and migratory stocks under a more honest Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Dr Tyndall, formerly a BIM gear technologist, was commenting after last months warning by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue of increased risk of enforcement action by Scottish authorities around Rockall while engagement continues.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Their joint statement was issued four days after Donegal vessel Northern Celt was boarded by a Marine Scotland fisheries patrol while fishing within 12 miles of Rockall.

Ireland has never made any claims to Rockall, located some 230 nautical miles off north-west Donegal, nor has it recognised British sovereignty claims or a 12 nautical mile territorial sea limit.

Ireland is due to bear the brunt of a return of EU quotas to Britain, at a 15 per cent overall reduction in Irish quotas.

Tyndall said that the CFP, which is due for review in 2023, is clearly a failure.

He said he Irish government should now engage the best legal minds before 2023 to challenge a management system which is in breach of the Treaties of Europe on the rights of fishing communities to an income.

The CFP is rife with injustices and the British Tory party actively worked this emotive subject to influence votes in the Leave campaign, he said.

The effect that the CFP has had in Europe is totally disproportionate to its economic contribution. Norway rejected EU membership on two occasions while Iceland decided not to join. Greenland, a home rule dependency of Denmark, pulled away, Tyndall recalled.

Even with the new agenda of reducing carbon emissions there is a strong argument that those closest to the resource should access them proportionately, he said.

Irelands leaders should have the courage to initiate this conversation with our European partners in the knowledge that it can lead to a fairer system and healthier stocks which would be more in keeping with the stated aspirations of European partnership, Tyndall said.

Asked to comment, the Department of Foreign Affairs referred to Mr Coveneys Dil response on February 3rd

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PICTURES: Look back at how the Beast from the East hit Winchester in 2018 – Hampshire Chronicle

Winchester is likely to get more snow in the coming days with another 'Beast from the East' style weather-front moving in.

Residents will remember when the first Beast from the East hit the town in February-March 2018 as it caused havoc across the UK and travel disruption in Winchester.

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For two days it caused chaos on the roads, events were cancelled, schools and libraries were closed, offices, shops and restaurants were empty, diggers stood unused and waste collections postponed.

Hospital chiefs were forced to pleading with any staff who could make it in to come to Winchesters Hospital to help ease the pressure caused by the snow.

For some it meant unexpected journeys to hospital. Actress Sarah Parish, 49, who lives near Alresford, was hospitalised after breaking a leg in a sledging accident. She fell badly after standing on a sledge as if it was a snowboard in her garden.

She posted from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital: Day 2 in Winchester Hospital. Looks like Ill be operated on today, she told fans.

Theyre putting a great big pin right through my shin!! No sleep last night, was on enough Morphine to knock the Navy out but still in pain. Note to self: cheap plastic sledges are for sitting in and gently trundling down primary slopes NOT a substitute for a stand up snowboard.

The owners of one of Winchesters oldest buildings had a nasty shock when a car slid into it. The car was spotted by a passer-by who said it had skidded down Blue Ball Hill and crashed into the corner of The Old Blue Boar. The witness added that the corner of the inn, which is on the junction with St Johns Street, was completely caved in.

Hampshires 5,000 miles of road took a severe beating from the weather - but council leader Roy Perry said the well-honed machine sprung into action with good partnership working.

Including 100 farmers kept on a retainer and paid an hourly rate to help out, as well as 400 4x4 volunteers driving key workers to work, Cllr Perry said the 1m spent in 2011 on salt and grit boxes for residential streets had been used properly for the first time.

But one Hampshire hero disagreed - and criticised police, the council highways as well as drivers. Peter Rockall, from Cheriton, said he spent 12 hours battling six-foot snow drifts to help cars stuck in the snow. The pre-school teacher said he was awake at 3am when he realised the severity of the situation . He and friend Peter Sharp spent the rest of Friday towing cars in really dangerous conditions along the A272 up from Cheriton to Cheesefoot Head, the 600-foot high hill near Winchester.

He said: There was a sign to say road closed but people had just pushed it over and were ignoring it. We pulled an elderly womans car up to the top of the hill but when I asked her if she was going for a hospital appointment or something but she said she was going for a massage. There were people saying they were going in shopping in Winchester.

One primary school stayed open on the coldest March day on record and despite chaos on the roads. Children at St Anthonys in Fareham said theyd had the best day ever while hundreds of other schools were shut due to heavy snowfall. Several events at the weekend fell victim before the thaw set in.


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Gavin Hayes’ state championship highlights fifth-place finish by Ola wrestling team – Henry Herald

Gavin Hayes capped his high school wrestling career Saturday by winning the Class AAAAA state championship, and helping Ola to a fifth-place finish in the team standings.

The Mustangs finished with 162.5 points, just off the 166 scored by fourth-place Harris County.

In addition to Hayes performance, Conner Kimbrough and Chris Newman each finished as state runner-up, Reese Jones was third and Sam Harris was fourth. Travis Nollman and Ayden Hecht each placed fifth as the boys performed well a day after teammate Amani Jones won her third straight girls state title.

Hayes (31-2), a three-time state-placer, had a memorable final high school meet with his victory at 113 pounds. He defeated Harris Countys Oran Decker 7-1 in the finals, avenging two losses last season to Decker, including the 2020 state finals.

He opened the tournament with back-to-back pins, then faced his toughest test in the semifinals, where he edged nationally ranked Jake Crapps of Cass 5-4.

I saw a lot of growth in Gavin over the last month," Ola coach Joey DiNino said. "We focused on the right things leading into this week. Gavin was very dialed in and ready.

Kimbrough (25-5) was runner-up at 120, finishing his career as a two-time state-placer after losing by pin against Cass Cole Hunt, nationally ranked and unbeaten at 19-0, in the title match. Newman (20-5) took second at 170 after a loss by pin to Woodwards Gunner Filipowicz (26-1), also a nationally ranked wrestler.

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Newman has been a rock all season long, not only as an athlete but as a leader as well," DiNino said. "What an outstanding senior campaign."

After finishing third at region, Kimbrough put together four great matches to advance to the state finals.

Conner put together a great tournament," DiNino said. "Im proud of how he rebounded from a disappointing region meet.

Reese Jones (32-2), a three-time state-placer, pinned Woodlands Easton Bishop to finish third at 126. Harris (26-4) had a fourth-place finish that also made him a three-time state-placer. He trailed by two in the semifinals when he had to injury default to Woodland's Caden McCrary, a four-time state champ. Chris Ramos almost joined his teammates, but lost a decision in the place match.

Union Grove finished the tournament in sixth with 89 points, just ahead of eighth-place Locust Groves 85.

Alexander Troy (24-2) was Union Groves top finisher, losing by technical fall in the 182 finals to Woodwards Matthew Singleton (33-0). It was the second straight finals appearance for Troy. Jonah Lavendar and Garren Groover each finished fifth for the Wolverines.

Locust Grove had two state runner-up wrestlers Tristan Malette (44-3) at 106 and Cage Leddon (49-2) at 145. Malette lost 11-8 in the finals against Woodwards Colby McBride, and Leddon was pinned by Woodwards Michael Kilic (31-1) in the finals. Andon Hawkins and David Miles were in the round to place for Locust Grove.


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HBO’s 30 Coins Destroys Elena and Paco’s Lives With the Return of the Coin – CBR – Comic Book Resources

HBO's 30 Coins just brought back a key relic, and in the process, it brutally destroys Elena and Paco's lives -- most likely forever.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for 30 Coins Episode 6, "Holy War," now airing on HBO.

HBO's 30 Coins has truly done a number on Elena and Paco as they try to protect their small Spanish town of Pedraza. Thanks to Father Vergara's carelessness with the Judas coin, evil forces have descended as the cult known as the Cainites wants the relic to bring about the apocalypse and reshape the world.

Still, Elena soldiered on as a vet who really wanted to save her people, while Paco, as mayor, also tried to help the priest ward off the malevolent spirits. But with Vergara missing in action and their domestic problems coming home to roost, both Elena and Paco have now been brutally destroyed by the pain and tragedy surrounding them.

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Elenahas nightmares about spirits coming for her and as it turns out, she's in Paris with Roque. She left town and a potential relationship with Paco to start a new life after an evil double of her husband, Mario, tried to kill her. Now, she's hellbent on a fresh start with the playboy. However, at a romantic dinner, Roque presents the coin thinking she lost it.

He found it in a restaurant a few days ago,after she threw it into a dam and it was eaten by a cod. He thinks it'll be a nice gesture, but Elena's horrified as she was warned that the coin would return to bring her more anguish. And the warning comes to pass as she calls Paco in the washroom, one of the Vatican's demonic agents enters and starts shooting up the place to get the coin. Sadly, despite the agent being killed, Roque gets hit in the chest and dies.

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Paco hears Elena over the phone crying out, and he also breaks down as he really does love her and just wanted her to be happy. He's majorly suffering as he's finally left Merche, wanting to leave the meat business and politics behind too. Paco can't cope with losing Elena and now, seeing as she went to Roque after "Mario" and lost yet another man in her life, he can't fathom how to work his way up in her eyes and prove that he can be her rock. All she knows is loss and given that she's chosen other guys repeatedly over him granted he's married it just feels like their romance will forever be doomed.

Merche's also pretty pissed and could be set to ruin Paco as she's always hated Elena, which means when they reunite in Pedraza, she'll come with a vengeance. And she'll have that moment sooner rather than later, because amidthe fracas in Paris, Elena finds the coin on the restaurant floor.

The coin is drawn to her like a magnet and she knows she has to return home to deal with it. She's been having nightmares with Vergara as well, so she thinks he's there to help her out, not realizing she's going to be taking the coin back to the enemy that's now infiltrated the town. And seeing as both her and Paco are desperate, broken and at their lowest point, the cult may not find resistance as strong as before.

Starring Eduard Fernndez, Megan Montaner, Miguel ngel Silvestre, Macarena Gmez, Pepn Nieto and Manolo Solo, 30 Coins airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and is also streaming on HBO Max.

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The best of the west of Ireland – exploring Galway and its Connemara hinterlands – IrishCentral

While travel in 2021 might be slightly curtailed we can still plan and dream for our next Irish vacation and there's nowhere better to immerse yourself in the "real Ireland" than in Galway city and its surrounding areas. Take it all in.

* This article was originally published in IrishCentral's sister publication, Ireland of the Welcomes. Subscribe to this bi-monthly print magazine here *

It has sometimes been said that Ireland is a country with a southern European sensibility trapped in a northern European climate in other words, its predominantly Catholic, big on family, and more rustic than industrial, but without the good weather.

Like many observations, it is only partly true and already out of date, but when you stroll through Galway city on a summers day, from Eyre Square to the Spanish Arch, down Shop Street then Quay Street, positively bustling as they are with buskers, flamenco dancers, magicians, musicians, face painters, hair-braiders, body sculptures, and caricaturists, you could be forgiven for imagining yourself in Barcelona, walking down a rather rainier Ramblas.

As the name Spanish Arch suggests, Galways continental connections are by no means fanciful. Its history as a trading port built up strong bonds between the citys merchant families and France and Spain, and today the city serves as something of a summer camp for Spanish teenagers, who migrate to the city to learn English while their Irish counterparts head just a few miles up the road to the Connemara Gaeltacht to improve their Irish.

Galway Arts Festival, one of the finest in the country, is in full swing during our visit, and Race Week and the Oyster Festival are waiting impatiently in line for their turn to shine, but Galway is one of those places young, vibrant, bohemian that always seems to be in the party spirit. Above a doorway I spy a stone plaque commemorating Johnny Massacre Doran, Professional Lunatic, 1975-2003 its that sort of place.

If you get the chance, visit on a Saturday, for there is a wonderful food market then in front of the 700-year-old St Nicholas Church (where Christopher Columbus reputedly heard Mass before discovering you know where). You are spoiled for choice between sweet and savory crepes, sushi, South African bockwurst, and the most wonderful vegetarian curries.

An aerial shot of Galway.

Afterward, wash it down with a beer or a coffee in Tigh Neachtains, a wonderfully atmospheric pub right on the main drag. If the weather is kind, by all means, sit outside and watch the world go by, but do take the time to have a prowl around in the half-light inside, for the walls are alive with festival posters and playbills from down the years, conveying a sense of the citys rich artistic past.

The citys culture is no less rich today. If you get the chance, and if you can get a ticket, take in a production by Garry Hyness Druid Theater Company, which has taken work by Synge, Martin McDonagh, and Tom Murphy not just to the Abbey in Dublin but Londons West End, Broadway and Sydney.

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In the evening, by all means, eat Ard Bia at Nimmos, overlooking the Claddagh behind the Spanish Arch and right beside the City Museum, is by common consent the critics choice but on no account pass up the chance to imbibe some traditional music. I recommend the Crane bar, where after dark the suns rays are somehow transformed into the energy of a different kind, sound waves generated by fiddlers and flutists.

One of the joys of Shop Street used to be Kennys Bookshop and art gallery, which I was devastated to discover has now shipped out to the suburbs, but as if to compensate, the city has the brand new Galway City Museum, a beautiful modern building in a historic setting, with spectacular views overlooking the ancient fishing village of the Claddagh (home of the Claddagh ring), River Corrib and Galway Bay.

Tradition does not mean preserving the ashes, but keeping the flame alight. This quotation from the French writer Jean Jaures is inscribed near the entrance to the museum, and it sums up the spirit of the place, and the city itself. There is loads to see and learn here about the city; for instance, how until the railway came in 1811, Galway time was eleven and a half minutes behind Dublin time. Some would say there is still a significantly different approach to time between the two cities.

On display is a fine selection of currachs, the distinctive local boat, and the citys medieval civic sword and mace once lost to the city but later bought and then bequeathed back to it by none other than William Randolph Hearst. The American connection doesnt stop there Cardinal Cushing of Boston consecrated Galway Cathedral, a handsomely successful cross of the traditional and modern. A temporary exhibition, Looking West From Galway Bay, celebrates John F. Kennedys visit to Galway on June 29, 1963, documenting this momentous occasion for the city using photographs, rare film footage, and personal memories.

If the day was clear enough, records a large panel bearing excerpts from JFKs speech in Eyre Square that day, and if you went down to the bay, and you looked west, and your sight was good enough, you would see Boston, Massachusetts. And if you did, you would see working on the docks there some Dohertys and Flahertys and Ryans and cousins of yours who had gone to Boston and made good.

And, of course, you think with sadness of what was to befall the president less than six months later and grieve for what might havebeen. A bust of the late president stands in Eyre Square today.

Galway is, of course, famous in song for its bay, but at its back is another body of water, Irelands second-largest lake, Lough Corrib, and on a beautiful summers day there is nothing more relaxing or delightful than to make yourself comfortable on the sundeck of the Corrib Princess and enjoy a 90-minute cruise up the river, around the lake and back, passing ivy-clad ruined castles and flotillas of swans en route, with an entertaining and informative commentary thrown in for good measure, not to mention a pint of Guinness and an Irish coffee.

A night or two later, enjoying a late-night drink with my uncle and his brothers in a bar near Moycullen, I was singing the cruises favors. Just as well, too, for who should be sitting next to me at the bar but the ships captain, who proceeded to buy me another drink as we put the world to rights, climaxing in a political wager written on a beer mat and reprinted here for good measure if George Lee succeeds Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader by July 18, 2010, I owe the good captain E50 (US$74).*

After a bracing walk along the promenade in Salthill, the citys seaside suburb, soaking up theglorious view of Galway Bay, and letting off some steam in the lovely playground next door, we visited Atlantaquaria, Irelands National Aquarium, another recent addition to the city and a welcome alternative to the more traditional amusement arcades.

Its an opportunity to reflect on an aspect of Irish life that is all too often overlooked. For instance, as I write this, I am looking at The Real Map of Ireland, a free handout from the aquarium which depicts the 220 million acres (89 million hectares) of Irelands marine territory. Irelands designated Continental Shelf includes such hidden gems as the Rockall Trough and Porcupine Seabight. Hidden depths indeed.

The fish are the main attraction, though, with over 150 species to gaze at, and its great fun to feed the sprats and mullets and stroke the starfish. A lot less alive, but equally impressive is the 60 ft (18 meters) skeleton of a fin whale, nicknamed Grainne Whale, a play on the name of Irelands pirate queen, Granuaile.

Next to the replica of Alvin, a life-size replica of the famous deep submergence vehicle, there is an exhibit dedicated to John Holland from nearby Liscannor, County Clare, inventor of the submarine who sold his device to the US Navy.

Going back in time a bit, there is also a Bearna dugout canoe, found nearby after a violent storm and dating back 5,500 years.

If Galway is a hedonists heaven, Connemara, its breathtakingly beautiful hinterland, is like a vast playground for the spirit. I first visited it as a teenager and have been returning all my life, drawn back to its endless vistas of soaring crags and shimmering lakes, its seemingly boundless miles of stunning scenery, and outposts of high civilization such as Ballynahinch Castle, near Recess (what an appropriate name for a place to enjoy a break), a great spot to have lunch.

Then there are the beaches. Among our favorites are Ballyconneely, roughly halfway between the two thriving towns of Clifden and Roundstone, both full of bars and shops that you itch to explore, and Tr Sailin, first left out of Spiddal as you head away from the city. Silver Strand, near Delphi, has countless colored seashells underfoot like a mosaic. It feels like a trick of the senses but these places seem to smell as good as they look, the air almost sweet, not salty.

Sky Road, Clifden, County Galway.

As if nature hasnt provided enough wonders, Connemara also has two hugely contrasting gardens that you must visit. Kylemore Abbey, between Clifden and Leenane, is Irelands oldest Benedictine abbey, originally founded in Ypres, Belgium, in 1665. The nuns moved to Kylemore in 1920, taking over a lakeside castle built by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy second-generation Irishman born in Manchester. Tragically, his wife died three years after it was completed in 1874 and so he built a neo-Gothic church, a cathedral in miniature, in the ground as a memorial, with a mausoleum nearby where she is buried.

You can tour most of the house and gardens, and enjoy a fine meal in the nearby restaurant and visitors center; but parts of the building are private, as not only is it a place of prayer and contemplation, but Kylemore has also served for several decades as an international girls boarding school.

However, with only 14 nuns left, the youngest in her 50s, its days are numbered, and it will shut this summer for good. Another aspect of Kylemore, however, has recently bloomed again. Its magnificent Victorian walled garden, six of whose 8.5 acres (3.5 hectares) are completely enclosed by a brick and limestone wall, has been in large part restored over the past 14 years to its original prime, and they are a marvel. Most of its 21 glasshouses have still to be rebuilt but the kitchen, flower and herb gardens, and herbaceous borders are a wonder.

Kylemore has long since been a must-see on the tourist trail but a more recent and less famous addition is Brigits Garden in Rooscahill, near Oughterard. If you love gardens and nature, or have a gr, or fondness, for Celtic mythology, this place will delight you; a not for profit project set in the middle of rolling countryside about a 20-minute drive from Galway city, just off the road to the lovely fishing village of Oughterard.

Incorporating contemporary garden design but inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celts, the gardens are based aroundthe four Celtic seasons, so that a walk through them is a journey through the cycle of the year, which mirrors the circle of life.

Samhain or Halloween is a time of death and rebirth. Its garden is enclosed by a long grassy bank in the shape of a sleeping woman, representing the earth in its winter rest. The pool is enclosed by birch trees, reflecting the stark simplicity of the season.

Imbolc, or spring, the garden has a path through a wildflower meadow and fruit trees to a childrens glade with basket swings and a sunken garden with symbols linked to Brigit - both the Christian saint and the goddess of the land who predated her.

The gardens also offer a nature trail, a tranquil walk through woodlands, wildflower meadows, and along a lake, with a stone chamber, fairy fort, cranng, and calendar sundial to visit en route. The Garden Caf also serves very fine soups and sandwiches.

Another must in Connemara is a boat trip on Irelands only fjord, a nine-mile-long (15 km) inlet with some spectacular scenery which you may be familiar with if you ever saw the movie The Field, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt, which was shot here.

Killary Cruises (www.killarycruises.com) offers a money-back guarantee if you get seasick but wisely makes no promises about the weather. In fact, it boasts that it is the best rainy day experience in Connemara. Its funny, but even the landscape seems to be wearing weatherproof clothing. As the rain lashes down, the water seems to sheet off the steeply sloping sides of the valley with fast-flowing rivulets every few meters.

But the next day, on the drive to Louisburgh, I swear there are sheep sunbathing at the side of the lake as well as ambling along the road. I am fleetingly envious, till I remember the Connemara lamb on last nights menu. The drive from Delphi to Louisburgh along the side of Doolough lake is one of the most lovely in the land, but the Famine memorial by the roadside casts a somber shadow on even the sunniest day, reminding you that dozens died on this path less than 200 years ago, on a futile journey seeking respite from hunger.

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Inside Janet Jackson’s Infamous Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction and Its Even More Complicated Aftermath – E! Online

While CBS was hit with a $550,000 fine for the incidentthe largest ever of its kindby the FCC, the Third Circuit Court would rule in the network's favor in 2008, saying the FCC "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" by levying such a fine for what the Court deemed to be an accidental split-second of nudity. A year later, the Supreme Court would opt not to hear the case, sending it back to the Third Circuit for re-examination. By 2011, the Court had ruled again in CBS' favor.

In January 2014,Powell, who'd left his position as FCC chairman at this point,admitted that the committee acted "unfairly" toward Jackson, telling ESPN that the committee overreacted."I personally thought that was really unfair. It all turned into being about her," he said. "In reality, if you slow the thing down, it's Justin ripping off her breastplace."

While the incident wreaked havoc on Jackson's career for years, there was at least one positive residual development from the whole mess. In the immediate aftermath, a young software programmer at PayPal named Jawed Karim, frustrated over his inability to find any video of the performance on the internet, teamed up with some friends to create a venue where people can easily upload and share video. And in 2005, YouTube was born.

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Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, And Akriti Kakars Top 5 Hottest Shades Of Lipstick That Are Simply Perfect – IWMBuzz

Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, and Akriti Kakar are the internets most loved sensations right now and people have been loving all three of them a lot.

Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, and Akriti Kakar are also the most fashionable singers and are truly loved by all.

Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, and Akriti Kakar pull off any piece of clothing they try and have always slain all of their everyday looks. They have the most amazing style, and their makeup is always flawless.

Neha Kakkar, Jonita Gandhi, and Akriti Kakar all have the most beautiful skin and every makeup look looks amazing on them. They always rock all of their everyday makeup looks and their glam looks are beyond words.

Their makeup looks are good but the lipsticks they wear stand out the most. They have lipstick shades that make their makeup look very natural and elegant at the same time. Its a good combination of glam and subtle.

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New exhibition to recall Denmark’s worst ever maritime disaster – The Post – The Copenhagen Post – Danish news in english

Stornoway sounds both stormy and cosy: exactly the place youd like to hide away in to avoid a hurricane. But for the survivors of the SS Norge disaster on 28 June 1904, the Hebridean town off the northwestern coast of Britain was salvation: their refuge after days, and in some cases a week, at sea in one of the few lifeboats available.

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Later this spring, the 5,000-plus residents of the capital of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Hebrides, will be treated to a display of around 20 panels documenting the fateful final voyage of the passenger ship that had disembarked from Copenhagen for New York six days earlier.

When you consider that the ship sank after running aground on the uninhabitable island reef of Rockall, which is 460 km off the west coast of Scotland, its a miracle than anyone survived whatsoever.

Denmarks worst maritime disasterThe exhibition will open a window into the history of a maritime disaster that was hugely overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic eight years later. Of the 727 passengers and 68 crew aboard the DFDS vessel, only 168 survived a death toll of 627.

Of the 75 Danish passengers and 54 crew onboard, only 21 and 16 survived a total death toll of 92, which is unsurpassed in Danish maritime history. A far heavier death toll was sustained by Norway, which had scheduled stops on the voyage at Oslo and Kristiansand. Out of 296 Norwegian passengers, 225 perished.

Most of the other victims were young Russians, Poles, Swedes and Finns, all travelling to America in search of relatives or a new life. Only seven people aboard were over the age of 60, according to the Bergen-based historian Per Kristian Sebak.

Important not to forgetThe exhibition Titanics Predecessor, A Catastrophe forgotten by History close to the Hebrides will consist of ten double-sided pull-up banners.

After its debut week in the centre of Stornoway, it will tour the village halls of the islands, including one in Butt, from where the last signal was sent to the ship.

The Western Isles Community Society, the organisers of the exhibition, explained to CPH POST that it is important not to forget this sad event and [that] we are happy to circulate this information to the countries from whom these passengers came.

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We Are The Union’s Fresh Fruit for Rotting Punk Rock Stars takes aim at aging, once-political punks – Brooklyn Vegan

We Are The Union take aim at veteran punks who abandon their antiestablishment ethos with age on their Dead Kennedys-referencing new song, "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Punk Rock Stars." Vocalist/guitarist Reed Wolcott explains:

This song is probably going to get us into some trouble. Though its original title, Punk Rock is an Oligarchy, was swapped at the last minute in favor of the Dead-Kennedys-Retweeting-Mitt-Romney-inspired Fresh Fruit for Rotting Punk Rock Stars, the meaning of the song remains the same. For a community supposedly built on antiestablishment ethos, when it comes to the endless battle with white supremacy, abolishment of the police, trans rights, and, truthfully, most of the social issues facing us all today, I look around and see too many of my teenage heroes remaining quiet and unhelpful at best. At worst, I see them standing fully on the wrong side of history. If the words that shaped our worldview as young punks in the early 2000s ever meant anything, the time is now for the people who wrote them to show up, take accountability, and get to work. But from former Sex Pistols wearing MAGA shirts to overwhelmingly white male festival lineups, one cant help but wonder: was punk rock all just a way to sell us god damn t-shirts?

It's a message that resonates very strongly right now, and it comes through loud and clear in this catchy, anthemic, sarcastic punk rock song. The Chris Graue-directed video stars Reed in clown face paint with people throwing fruit and vegetables at him, and to match the $100 worth of food that was wasted in the video, the band will be donating $100 to Watts Powerhouse Food, which provides "access to medical and dental, food, and education to children and families in the Grape Street neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles."

The song hits streaming and Bandcamp on Friday (2/5) at midnight Eastern, and since this Friday is one of Bandcamp's monthly fundraisers, WATU will be donating 100% of Bandcamp proceeds on Friday to Mutual Aid Network Los Angeles, "a grassroots community initiative that is organizing and redistributing supplies, services, emergency cash assistance, and additional resources to the Los Angeles community."

Stay tuned for the official release (and find WATU on Bandcamp here), but meanwhile, the video premieres in this post. Check it out:


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Did Ohio States 2017 recruiting class live up to the hype? – Land-Grant Holy Land

There is no doubt that Urban Meyer changed the culture of Ohio State recruiting when he arrived on campus in 2012. In the seven years he was at the helm, the Buckeyes hauled in top-five nationally-ranked recruiting classes six times, with the lone outlier the 2015 class which finished seventh overall. While the 2018 group was the programs best ever class points-wise with 26 commits totaling 317.06 points, Meyers finest work really came in 2017, where Ohio States 21 commits averaged a 94.59 player rating the highest in school history.

As we all know, while recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program, the work does not stop there. Not every five-star prospect pans out, and the ability to develop players is what makes teams like Ohio State stay a step ahead of places like Georgia and Texas who recruit at a similar level. Collecting talent is important, but getting the most out of that talent is what matters most. Now that four years have passed since they began their careers in Columbus, how did the 2017 group actually pan out on the field?

The top-rated player in the 2017 class for Ohio State exceeded even the most lofty of expectations for the star defensive end. One of the best defensive players the program has even seen, Young accumulated a casual 30.5 sacks and 40.5 tackles for loss in three seasons with the Buckeyes, including a 16.5-sack campaign as a junior despite missing two games because of dumb NCAA rules. He is now the runaway favorite to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after being selected No. 2 overall by the Washington Football Team in the 2020 NFL Draft. Not too shabby!

Like Young, Okudah more than accomplished everything you would expect from the nations No. 1 cornerback in the cycle. His stats don't jump off the page at you, only collecting three career interceptions, but that is because opposing quarterbacks were simply too scared to throw his way. He was the absolute definition of a lockdown corner, and his impressive efforts in Columbus earned him the No. 3 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Brownings career at Ohio State likely wasnt as stellar as it could have been, to little fault of his own. The Buckeyes had a logjam at linebacker with Tuf Borland and Pete Werner occupying two starting spots for what felt like a decade, and while Browning was the most physically gifted of the three, he had to wait his turn. Still, he showed flashes of what made him such a highly rated recruit whenever he got the chance to play. Browning has a dynamic skillset, adept at rushing the passer off the edge as well as showing strong coverage abilities this past season as a full-time starter. Hes projected as a late second or third-round draft pick this April.

Had Wade elected to declare for the NFL Draft following the 2019 campaign, he would have been a consensus first-round pick. However, after a shaky season following his move to outside corner in 2020, Wades draft stock has taken a hit. In the slot, Wade was incredible, locking down everyone over the middle and even showcasing his athleticism on very effective corner blitzes. Unfortunately, he struggled on the outside, and his efforts attempting to cover DeVonta Smith in the national title game certainly did not help his case. The talent is clearly there, and hopefully whichever NFL team picks him up can help him re-find the player he was in 2019.

Davis is another guy who could've elected to go pro a year ago, but decided instead to come back and chase a national title. While the team wasnt quite able to help him accomplish that goal, Davis is still one of the top players at his position in the upcoming NFL Draft. Interior offensive linemen arent as valued as tackles at the next level, but Davis is certainly worth using a high selection on if a team is looking to secure one of its guard spots for the foreseeable future. One of the most consistent players on Ohio States offensive line the past two seasons, Davis will be starting in the NFL next year.

The first player on this list not to make an impact at Ohio State, Grimes was a victim of the Buckeyes incredibly deep room of wide receivers. The former four-star prospect did have himself a nice career at Florida, catching 97 passes for over 1,400 yards and 14 TDs in three seasons with the Gators, and now enters the NFL Draft as a likely mid-to-late round selection.

Dobbins put together an incredible career at Ohio State right from day one, rushing for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons in Columbus, including a 1,400-yard campaign as a freshman. Dobbins best season came in his final stint with the Buckeyes, where after finally getting the chance to be the teams true RB1, the junior ran for over 2,000 yards with 21 TDs. He was selected in the second round by the Baltimore Ravens, and all he did was break the franchise record for TDs by a rookie with nine. * extremely Gus Johnson voice * J.K. ALLLLLL day.

Despite being recruited as a guard, Myers was Ohio States starting center for the past two seasons, and like his fellow 2017 classmate Davis, was one of the anchors of the offensive line. The combination of Davis and Myers up the middle created huge holes for running backs like Dobbins and Trey Sermon to virtually walk right through, and their pass-blocking kept a clean pocket for Justin Fields to toss the rock all over the field with ease. Myers isnt as highly regarded as Davis in NFL Draft circles, but some have going around the third round.

Martell transferred out after it was clear he was not going to win the starting quarterback job at Ohio State, and hasnt really a home since. The artist formerly known as Tathan spent the past two seasons at Miami, but is back in the transfer portal once again as of earlier this week. Despite capturing the heart of Bill Landis, Martell has not quite panned out at the collegiate level but theres still time!

Pryor spent three seasons at Ohio State, but it was clear in the 2019 season that he had fallen out of favor in the depth chart. He played in 10 games in 2018, registering 31 total tackles and one interception, but wasnt quite consistent enough to play significant snaps for the Buckeyes. He spent this past season with the Fighting Irish, where his playing time wasnt much better. He recorded eight tackles and a sack in South Bend in limited appearances.

Nobody had a crazier year in 2020 than Garrett, who after catching COVID in the offseason and being shot in the face less than a month away from the start of the season put together one of the best campaigns of any defensive player on Ohio States roster. With four tackles for loss, two sacks and a pick-six, Garrett was huge for the Buckeyes up the middle when it came to stopping the run and applying pressure on the opposing QB. He has elected to use the extra free year of eligibility to return next season, where he will look to further improve his NFL Draft stock.

Sheffields Ohio State career was a bit of an odd one. Originally a five-star prospect in the 2015 class, the former track athlete signed with Alabama before transferring to Blinn College, where he spent two seasons before transferring to Ohio State in 2017. Sheffield spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, registering 75 total tackles and a pair of interceptions, and entered the 2019 NFL Draft where he was selected with the No. 111 overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons. Sheffield has played in 29 games with 20 starts for the Falcons over the past two seasons.

White looked like he was on the verge of a breakout career for Ohio State in 2018. Finishing the year with 46 total tackles and a pick, the safety was named defensive MVP of the Rose Bowl against Washington. Heading into his junior year, it seemed like he was destined for the Buckeyes new Bullet role under Greg Mattison. Unfortunately, for whatever reason that never materialized, and Whites playing time shrunk drastically before he decided to transfer to Rutgers. He put together a nice season with the Scarlet Knights in 2020, amassing 38 total tackles with an interception and a forced fumble.

Harris was a promising member of Ohio States wide receiver room, but an injury in his freshman year held him to only three games in his first year on campus. It looked as though he was in line for an increased role the following year, but the emergence of Chris Olave dashed those dreams, and he elected to redshirt his sophomore season. Despite being one of the most veteran receivers on the roster heading into 2020, the talents of guys like Olave, Garrett Wilson and a boatload of highly-touted recruits after him made it nearly impossible for Harris to touch the field.

Williamson has been another guy that has had a tough time cracking the depth chart in his time at Ohio State, but he finally got a chance to play significant snaps in 2020. After an achilles injury to Cam Brown against Penn State, Williamson became the teams starting slot corner for much of the regular season. It wasnt until the Big Ten title game that he began playing more as a safety, functioning as the teams second-high DB alongside Josh Proctor. Williamson has chosen to use the free year of eligibility and return for another season, where it is unclear what his role will be.

Riep was dismissed from the football team after he and fellow DB Jahsen Wint were charged with kidnapping and rape in March of 2020.

Cage has not gotten a ton of playing time in a room that has featured a bunch of talented defensive tackles, but that will almost certainly change heading into 2021 with the departure of Tommy Togiai to the NFL Draft. In his limited role this past season, Cage had five total tackles with half a sack. It is entirely possible that he could earn a starting job next season opposite Haskell Garrett, as the position will likely be between he and Antwuan Jackson.

A multi-year starting linebacker at Ohio State, Werner did a little bit of everything for the Buckeyes. He amassed 185 tackles in over his four seasons in Columbus, with 16 tackles for loss and four sacks as well as four forced fumbles. Werner was one of the teams most consistent tacklers, and was athletic enough to rush the passer, play in man coverage, and even drop back as a safety. He is an intriguing NFL prospect, as it is kind of up in the air as to whether or not his skillset will translate to the next level. However, as the fourth-lowest rated player in the 2017 class, he had himself a great collegiate career.

Munford certainly could have tested the NFL Draft waters, but he has elected to come back for another season at Ohio State. The Buckeyes offensive tackle tandem was phenomenal this season, as both Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere allowed very little off the edge. Playing through injuries the past few seasons, Munford was finally healthy in 2020, and put together his most impressive campaign to date. He now looks to finish his degree and further improve his draft stock in year five.

Same issues as Jaylen Harris, but even lower on the totem pole. Gardiner caught one pass for Ohio State in 2019, and that will likely be the only reception of his Buckeye career. Brian Hartlines wide receiver room is way too loaded with four and five-star talents for the former three-star wideout to really ever see the field.

Recruiting rankings are obviously not kind to kickers, but Haubeil had a great run as Ohio States starting boot as the lowest-rated player in the 2017 class. Haubeil never missed an extra point as a member of the Buckeyes, finishing a perfect 146-of-146. He was 28-of-35 overall on field goals, with his career long an impressive 55-yarder against Northwestern in less than ideal conditions in 2019. Haubeil battled a groin injury and missed some time in 2020, but he will now look to establish himself on an NFL roster.

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