1670

16 Jun 19

1670 Edward L. Lunt and Tamizen Coes were married in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom 1799 Sarah Ann Sperry was born in Bloomfield, Berkshire, New York, United States to Moses Sperry and Sarah McCleod. She was the 12th of 13 children, and the 6th of 6 daughters, born to the couple 1826 Mary Ann Webb […]

16 Jun 19
The Beyonder

IT’S hardly surprising to hear the mental health charity Mind saying how time spent surrounded by nature benefits both our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s almost self-evident that nature heals, connects and gives us a clearer sense of perspective, not to mention all those measurable bonuses in terms of blood pressure, heart rate and reduction […]

16 Jun 19
ianuaditis

A grueling exposition of the legal machinations that transformed American Indians from the original proprietors of the land, to mere occupants with Indian title, back again to individual proprietors (as opposed to collective owners,) and victims of a new cycle of exploitation by settlers and speculators. Banner amply illustrates how even though encroachment and uneven […]

15 Jun 19
Wasiq1's Backup Blog

Today is the Sunday the 16th of June 2019 , the 12th of Shawwal 1440H till the Sunset ( 7:23 pm , Karachi ) and this is my the Sunday Blog # 167 ( Hundred and sixty seven ) . I don’t know what happened tonight …after maghrib i fall asleep while watching the match […]

15 Jun 19
PushUP24

Women in many times and places have felt pressure to bear children.   But the idea of the “biological clock” is a particularly malevolent invention aimed to pressure women to have a child.  In her article titled “The Foul Reign of the Biological Clock,” Moira Weigel instructs us that the so-called women’s “biological clock” is a […]

15 Jun 19
Crawford Gribben

From Crawford Gribben, “The experience of dissent: John Owen and Congregational life in revolutionary and Restoration England”, in Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page, and Joel Halcomb (eds), Church life: Pastors, congregations, and the experience of dissent in seventeenth-century England (Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 119-35.   ‘Christ hath instituted a beautiful order in his church, if it were […]

15 Jun 19
Toy Shopper Portal

[ad_1] Nativity plays are among the many popular traditions that are associated with Christmas. For example, in Britain, it is traditional for primary school children to put on a Nativity play at Christmas time. What is a Nativity Play? The word ‘nativity’ is derived from the Latin word ‘natal’ which means birth. In its essence, […]

15 Jun 19
Metro
Head to the Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary to meet baby chimps like Caesar (Picture: Rupert Parker) In front of me Mama P is holding her charge, Caesar, in her arms and he’s reaching out playfully to touch her face just like a baby. He’s only seven months old and is a rescued chimpanzee, orphaned after his mother was killed by poachers. His behavior is almost human… not really surprising since chimps share 98.6% of their DNA with us. I’m in Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary, just outside the capital Freetown, home to around 80 rescued animals. Sierra Leone has the third largest population of chimpanzees in Africa, after Liberia and Guinea, but they’re critically endangered with only an estimated 5,000 left in the wild. The adults are hunted for bush meat and most chimps that arrive here are orphans, often less than five years old. Mama Posseh Kamara has been rearing baby chimps for 15 years and they stay with her until they’re old enough to join the others. Although the long term aim is to release them back into the wild it’s been tough to find a suitable location. Fortunately, Sierra Leone has recently chosen the chimpanzee as its national symbol, hoping that people will stop hunting them for bush meat. Chimps aren’t the only thing to see in the area. Here’s where to head for the perfect break in this incredible country. Freetown (Picture: Rupert Parker) Freetown itself enjoys a stunning setting at the foot of verdant green mountains vanishing into the clouds, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1792 by the British government, as a haven for returned slaves and went through a number of false starts as climate and disease took its toll. These days there’s still a smattering of colonial style wooden rickety houses, patched with rusted corrugated iron, in districts with English place names like Gloucester, Leicester and Kent.   Beaches Lumley Beach (Picture: Rupert Parker) I’m staying on Lumley Beach, the town’s seaside playground, home to fishermen and sun worshippers alike. From here the Atlantic coast stretches south in an unbroken stretch of sand with decent hotels to match. My favourite is luxury resort The Place at Tokeh Beach, where brightly painted wooden fishing canoes arrive in the evening to unload their catch on the brilliant white sand. (Picture: Rupert Parker) The Banana islands, just off the coast, offer more of the Robinson Crusoe experience, with basic accommodation.   Tiwai Island You’ll need to board a canoe to get to Tiwai Island (Picture: Rupert Parker) It’s worth the journey (Picture: Rupert Parker) In the east of the country, on the edge of the Gola rain forest national park, is Tiwai Island. It has one of densest and most diverse populations of primates in the world, with 11 species co-existing in an area of 12 square km. Also here is the rare and endemic pygmy hippopotamus, with only around 200 left in the country. Take a boat trip around the island and you may well get a fleeting glimpse of one. Camping is the only option here, but you wake up to a deafening dawn chorus, a mixture of monkeys and birds.   Diamond Mining Go to the Kono district to see people sieving for diamonds (Picture: Rupert Parker) North of here is Kono district, Sierra Leone’s diamond mining region, known as the Wild East. In 1972, a huge 969 specimen, aptly named the Star of Sierra Leone and the third largest in the world, was found here. Much of the mining is still done by hand and, by the side of the road, are huge diggings populated by ant-like figures bent double. They’re sieving the alluvial gravel in the hope of finding something sparkling. Today the diamond trade is meant to be regulated by government, but the cowboys are still in control.   Kabala A view of Kabala (Picture: Rupert Parker) Near the border with Guinea are the Wara Mountains, easily accessed from Kabala. The huge black cliff of Gbawuria Hill, towering above the town, is sacred, so you need permission from the local chiefs before you can make the stiff one hour climb up to the top. From there you get splendid views of the town with the mountains stretching to the horizon, in brilliant greens and milky blues. On the way down, don’t forget to stop and sample some palm wine from rustic producers – refreshing and only mildly alcoholic. [metro-zone-post-strip] Bunce Island Bunce Island (Picture: Rupert Parker) From Freetown, a one hour boat ride brings you to Bunce Island, a grim reminder of the country’s past. It was settled and fortified by English slave traders around 1670 and 50,000 Africans were shipped from here to the United States until the trade was outlawed in 1807. Amid the crumbling ruins of this slave castle you can still make out the yards where captives were held and the large house where the owners lived their lives of luxury. (Picture: Rupert Parker) Preservation work has just started, a sign that Sierra Leone itself is on the way to recovery. [metro-fact-box title=”Where to stay in Sierra Leone and how to get there:” colour=”orange” icon=”exclamation”] Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Freetown, is a comfortable base on Lumley Beach. The Place at Tokeh Beach is Sierra Leone’s Premier Beach Resort. Brussels Airlines flies to Freetown via Brussels. Rainbow Tours has a ten day trip to Sierra Leone starting from £2795 per person, based on two sharing including flights, all transfers, all activities, all accommodations and meals as per itinerary. 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15 Jun 19
My Video Rerelease Plans

Hello Jim Henson Company, My name is William Bradley Mitchell as a child I loved watching Childrens Television Shows as well as Childrens Videos so here is a series of proposals to re-release these show and videos for people of all ages to enjoy. I have a big announcement update to all Sesame Street fans. […]

15 Jun 19
Acordo Coletivo: Cidadania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Ingmar Bergman Bergman during production of Wild Strawberries (1957) Born Ernst Ingmar Bergman 14 July 1918 Uppsala, Sweden Died 30 July 2007 (aged 89) Fårö, Sweden Other names Buntel Eriksson Occupation Film director producer screenwriter Years active 1944–2005 Spouse(s) Else Fisher (m. 1943; div. 1945) Ellen Lundström (m. 1945; div. 1950) Gun Grut (m. 1951; div. 1959) Käbi Laretei (m. 1959; div. 1969) […]

15 Jun 19
Foxtrots

FOXTROTS*   Travel Industry Data Updates, June 10-14. From http://www.travelbusinessanalyst.com   TBA Tracking: Indices, Travel Stocks 14 June 2019 The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index in May for US hotel companies was 4645 +4.9% (over previous month). YTD, the stock index was +14.1%. The ‘TBA Travel Stocks Index’ for May, from the current editions of WYSK: […]

15 Jun 19
Camel ride Dubbai

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