Marzipan knits

first_imgYou are surely dying to know the answer to the question ’how do you combine the twin retro obsessions of cupcakes and knitting in one fell swoop?’ Well bait your breath no longer, because the answer lies with marzipan, as witnessed at veganyumyum.com. These cupcakes were baked for – what our American cousins quaintly call – a “Knit Night”. They’re now more commonly known by trendy types over here as “Bitch and Stitch” evenings.last_img

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Questlove Honors Prince With Bowl Train Tribute At Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgHundreds of funk fans and music lovers flocked to Brooklyn Bowl last night for a special Prince-themed edition of Questlove’s weekly Bowl Train residency. The Roots drummer had not planned to appear on this particular evening, with Talib Kweli scheduled to sub in. However, once news of Prince’s death broke, he felt inclined to honor his longtime friend with a proper tribute.The Bowl was “the most crowded” many frequent attendees had ever seen the venue, with an all-out disco dance party ensuing. Quest weaved in and out of B sides and hits, starting slowing with an orchestral version of “Purple Rain”. The crowd lost it when they heard the guitar opening from “Kiss”, and it was a giant party from there on out. Chris Rock and Craig Robinson (The Office) were even in attendance to honor of the Purple One.Fittingly, Questlove streamed Finding Nemo on all TV screens – a nod to the time Prince fired him from a DJ gig at a club, then proceeded to play the children’s film on screen.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases Pro-Shot Video Of Metallica’s “…And Justice For All” From Oakland

first_imgUmphrey’s Mcgee made their way to Oakland, CA’s The Fox Theater earlier this month with rising Arizona jam quartet Spafford. After two sets of straight shredding, the Chicago-based rockers closed the second set with a cover of Metallica‘s “…And Justice For All” that has been within the circuits of discussion ever since.Thanks to TourGigs, you can watch pro-shot footage of the performance below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 3/11/17Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Attachments, Bridgeless > 2nd Self, Wappy Sprayberry > Rocker Part 2, Kid Charlemagne > BridgelessSet 2: Hurt Bird Bath > 2×2, 1348 > Hajimemashite, Ringo > 1348, …And Justice for AllEncore: Day Nurse > The Floorlast_img read more

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The March Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live

first_imgDepartments QUICK HITS100-Mile Challenge • New A.T. Record • Professor vs. bear huntersFLASHPOINTIs fire better than logging for restoring the Chattooga River’s health?THE GOODSExpert-selected items that every angler needs.TRAIL MIXLong Journey Home: Lucinda Williams revisits her Southern roots.FeaturesFLY WAYSavvy anglers have long used the Blue Ridge Parkway to reach their favorite mountain streams. Next time you head to the mountains with a 5 weight in tow, use this guide to best fly fishing along the two-lane scenic byway.BEHIND THE LENSSeven top regional photographers offer their field-tested insights and their favorite places to shoot.WHY WE GOWhat inspires thru-hikers to tackle the A.T.? For Chris Gallaway, the answer is simple: love.BATTLEFIELDA white runner at Atlanta’s Kennesaw Mountain is an unexpected minority.WATER WARRIORSAfter visiting Africa to witness firsthand the life-saving impacts of clean water, Jess Daddio returns home to examine water quality in her Blue Ridge backyard.last_img read more

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Illicit Trafficking Beyond Borders

first_img Trafficking in organs Criminal Method: By Dialogo January 01, 2010 We really have to sell it because in this country full of corruption, we work very hard to get minimum wage. I am very interested in the topic, please can you send me more information on the topic. it is my social research project IF PEOPLE WITH A GOOD FINANTIAL SITUATION BOUGHT KIDNEYS THAT –R E D U C E – THE WAITING LINE SAVING MORE PEOPLE, MOSTLY THE POOREST ONES. IS IT A DOCTOR’S LIE THAT A PERSON ONLY NEEDS ONE KIDNEY TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE? A MAN WHO DIES AND LETS A 35 YEARS OLD WIDOW (WHO WILL DIE ONLY AT 80 YEARS OLD – STANDARD IN BRAZIL), WILL COST THE STATE MORE THAN US$ 300,000 ON A MONTHLY PENSION.WHY DON’T GOVERNMENTS DON’T ESTABLISH A PRICE FOR EXAMPLE US$ 20.000 FOR A KIDNEY DONATION? IF IT IS SO IMORAL TO SELL A KIDNEY WHY NOT DONATE IT, IT’S NOT IF THE EFFECT FOR THE DONOR AND RECEPTOR IS THE SAME IN BOTH CASES. WHY DOES A MAN FIGHT FOR MONEY ALL HIS LIFE AND CALLS IT UNETHICAL TO SELL A KIDNEY? BECAUSE IT IS MORALLY NICER FOR A PERSON TO D I E THAN TO PURCHASE A KIDNEY. BECAUSE IF A PERSON CAN’T BUY A KIDNEY AND L I V E S WILL BRING A LOT OF HAPPYNESS FOR HIS/HER CHILDREN, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND THE MIND OF PEOPLE IN THIS PLANET ANSWERING EACH QUESTION I ASKED I am sure that what one wants the most is to help and stop other people’s pain and suffering. But suddenly we face a desperate situation. And you are not capable of harming anybody, unless you need yourself to get rid of that very desperate and dead end situation. I’ve wanted to donate a kidney for more than 29 years. [email protected] Black market organs do not come only from voluntary donors. Sometimes people are forced to donate organs against their will. In Egypt, victims have gone in for routine medical examinations and left without a kidney, according to OnlineNursingPrograms.net. In India, some women have been forced by their husbands to sell their organs to contribute to the family’s income or daughter’s dowry, Newsweek reported. In Brazil, donors have sold their kidneys for $3,000 on average to an international human trafficking ring acting as a liaison for wealthy recipients in South Africa, Inter Press Service reported. Taking Action: Trafficking Corridor:center_img Global-Regional Concern: Organ trafficking around the world has tripled in the last decade due to demand not met by legitimate sources, according to the World Health Organization, or WHO. It estimates that one-fifth of the 70,000 kidneys transplanted worldwide annually are purchased on the black market. Organs from living donors are preferred because recipients live twice as long as recipients with transplants from cadavers; this also drives up the market price, Newsweek reported. Traffickers will buy organs from donors in desperate need of money. Newsweek found that brokers may offer a donor as little as $100 and charge up to $160,000 to wealthy dialysis patients around the world. Other organs in demand include livers, eyes, skin, heart valves and blood. In countries such as Brazil, South Africa and Moldova, organ donations are unregulated. Newspapers advertise the sale and solicitation of human body parts along with all-inclusive travel packages, surgery and hospitalization. Organ sales are illegal worldwide, except in Iran, where the practice of selling kidneys for profit is legal. llicit transplant tourism services are offered in Colombia and Brazil. A Colombianbased organ transplant medical center, with a call center in the U.S., promised a healthy kidney or liver within 90 days for $100,000, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported in 2007. Colombia’s official organ transplant reports estimate the waiting period for foreigners should be roughly 14 months. Several international organizations and governments — such as Brazil, South Africa, India and Moldova — have taken decisive action against the illicit trade or have banned transplants from living donors, according to the WHO. It has condemned the practice of selling human body parts, prohibited the advertisement of organs in exchange for money and established the principle of equality in terms of human organ donations. The U.N. Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which covers prevention, enforcement and sanctions in trafficking of humans, includes the extraction of organs in its definition of human exploitation. Nongovernmental organizations such as Organ Watch and the Coalition for Organ Failure Solutions say it is essential for civil society to be actively engaged in organ trafficking prevention and to universally recognize the practice as a medical human rights violation and a body tax on the poor.last_img read more

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Novak Djokovic still does not know whether ATP Cup will take place in Australia in January | Tennis News

first_img Djokovic helped Serbia win the inaugural ATP Cup earlier this year Djokovic helped Serbia win the inaugural ATP Cup earlier this year

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Labrador project Brightwater offers luxury apartments to the market

first_imgRenders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.Director Ralf Hecke, who is also a licensed builder, said his company’s focus when designing Broadwater was to create a “long term living environment” for buyers and residents.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We simply invest a lot of hours talking with local real estate agents asking what the buyers have asked them for, which they are unable to supply,” Mr Hecke said.“The answer seems to be consistently large open plan designs, big balconies, good security, no holiday letting, low-body corporate, near the water, shopping centres and cafes, and under $500,000.”“As a builder and developer we take a very hands on approach with every aspect of our developments, from designing the development application with town planners, architects, and engineers, through to always having a presence on site.” Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.EIGHT out of 10 buyers at Labrador project Brightwater are owner-occupiers.Developer Kriptal are behind the 10-level tower, which is being built at 14-16 Bright Ave.The two-bedroom apartments range in size from 99sq m to 110sq m and are priced from $450,000. Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.The Brightwater building will feature nine residential floors with 35 luxury apartments, many with Broadwater views, as well as a ground and basement car park.Apartments will feature open-plan designs and modern fixtures and fittings.Building facilities include a 13m lap pool, gym, residents’ lounge with kitchenette and bathroom, plus an outdoor entertaining area with a barbecue overlooking the pool.Body corporate fees are $53 per week.Construction is on track to be complete in October with settlement in November.center_img Renders of Brightwater at Labrador, being developed by Kriptal.last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Split Battle With Lady Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville 7th  Grade had there first match against Greensburg and lost. The scores were 18-25 and 21-25.Laney Walsman led the team with one kill. Following with a hit was Ashlee Cornn, Cayman Werner, Kaityln Sarringhaus, and Jadyn Harrington with strong hits. Timbre Davies lead the team with 3 aces.The girls pushed and worked very hard for there first game.The 8th Grade BMS volleyball team earned a win against Greensburg: 25-18, 25-13.Brayleigh Patterson earned 14 points including 3 aces and Shelby Westerfeld added 12 points with 2 aces.  In the front line Sophie Lee, Jade Kopp, Gabby Elston all earned a kill. Shelby Westerfeld also had a kill and a block. Katie Shane added 3 solid hits.  In the back row Sydnee Schafer had some good passing. Their record is 1-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Megan Werner and Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino satisfied with Tottenham form but aware team ‘can do better’

first_img A narrow 1-0 defeat at Manchester United back in August remains the only loss Pochettino’s men have tasted in league action and they welcome managerless Aston Villa to White Hart Lane on Monday night looking to maintain that sequence. Despite the run, five draws mean Spurs have not managed to break into the top four during the opening 10 games but Pochettino reckons there is more to come from his young side. Press Association The game against Villa on Monday night starts a run of three games in six days that includes a vital Europa League clash at home to Anderlecht before the small matter of a north London derby against Arsenal next Sunday. But, despite former Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood losing his job as Villa boss last weekend, Pochettino will not take them lightly. “In football, it is always difficult,” he said about the challenge of facing bottom side Villa. “Every opponent and team is difficult. I always tell the players that it is important how we take the game to the players. We need to be focused and concentrate. We have a good example against Anderlecht and Bournemouth. “Both these games were difficult, with different teams, a different style of football. But always it’s our problem, it’s in our heads, how we take. We need to be focused in every game, in every training session – and deliver all that we have worked on throughout the week.” Mauricio Pochettino believes his Tottenham side can still improve despite not losing in the Barclays Premier League since the opening weekend of the season. “It’s true that we are very difficult for the opponent,” he said. “Our mentality and the way we take every game, we show that we are very difficult team for the opponent. We need to carry on in the same way. We need to improve. “In football you can always improve. We are very happy in the way the first 10 games in the Premier League have gone. But we can do better. This is our challenge.” Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City have already visited White Hart Lane this season but none of them could leave with the three points, with champions City beaten 4-1 and Liverpool only able to draw in Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge. And Pochettino reckons a better focus has made his side hard to play against at home, having lost six times in north London last year. “Last season it was difficult for us to get the good and positive results from the beginning,” he added. “This season we are much more focused, and more difficult for the opponents. This is only the beginning. It is only 10 games in the Premier League. We have a lot of games. “But I think our mentality is right and it’s good. We need to keep working hard. We are in a very good place. But our aim is to go up and try to win the game and our challenge and our objective now is the next game – Monday against Aston Villa.” last_img read more

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