18 Apr 19

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor April 16, 2019     Washington (CNN)The families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation’s preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two years. The families, […]

18 Apr 19
Aussie Speculative Fiction

16 stories. 16 Australian authors. One theme. Beginnings.

Esmerelda is trapped in a nightmare, unable to wake and escape from the darkness.

A simple bus trip turns into a fight for survival.

Alone in a strange place with no memories of who she is or how she got there, Alora’s world changes forever.

These are just some of the stories that you will find in this thrilling collection of speculative tales. Stories include:

When the Lights Went Out by Lachlan Walter
The Beginning of the End by Carolyn Young
Portals by A. A. Warne
Edge by Alanah Andrews
Next Journey by Chris Foley
Bus Trip by Stephen Herczeg
The Teacup by Austin P. Sheehan
Dealt in Sin by Sasha Hanton
The Inheritance Experiment by Kel E. Fox
The Vessel by Matthew P. Copping
The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen
Break the Spell by Belinda Brady
Bugles Bred & Bugles Born by Rebecca Dale
A Spark of Youth by Marcus Turner
The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn
The Big Bang by Jocelyn Spark

18 Apr 19
Colorado Outdoors Online

We are now accepting testimonials about successful small game and waterfowl hunts as well as big game hunts around the state.

18 Apr 19
Stephen Jensen Poetry

Quadruple! You’re having  a laugh Quadruple! You’re having a laugh  

18 Apr 19

The Capitals are still in North Carolina and will be facing off against the Hurricanes for Game Four. To be honest, I almost wanted to write Game Three because I blocked the actual Game Three out of my mind. We’re brushing it off, we’re moving on. If the Capitals want to avoid the Canes tying […]

18 Apr 19

Laramie, WY (April 18, 2019) — The Wyoming men’s golf team will be looking to continue its positive momentum this week when they travel to Provo, UT, for the BYU PING Cougar Classic. [bsa_pro_ad_space id=32]   The Cowboys are coming off an outstanding showing in their most recent competition — their own Wyoming Cowboy Classic […]

18 Apr 19
Davis Enterprise

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm recently announced. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full-service investment firms based on eight factors, including the financial advisor, account information, investment performance, firm interaction, product offerings, […]

18 Apr 19
Cyranny's Cove

  This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any […]

18 Apr 19
WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys’ Guild continues to press its case that the crops are necessary for control of a racehorse. Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith told the racing board’s medication, safety and […]

18 Apr 19
NoVa Caps

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals play a very crucial Game 4 against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at PNC Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or NBCSN nationally). Among the major line changes by head coach Todd Reirden included forward T.J. Oshie being promoted to the first-line while forward Carl Hagelin was demoted to […]

18 Apr 19
Fort Bragg Advocate-News
Birds, bugs, alder groves and snags were on the agenda at the first BioBlitz held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens April 14. The effort, part of a nationwide program sponsored by National Geographic, was to count as many organisms as possible in a day-long excursion, this one along the Botanical Gardens’ lively springtime pathways. About 60 participants divided into three groups led by naturalists such as Mario Abreu, former MCBG head gardener, Dave Jensen, president of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, and lichen maven Stephen Sharnoff. The effort was also a skill-building exercise, complete with a phone app – iNaturalist – to photograph and identify species, then share the information to a public database. Abreu focused on the particulars of plant identification, leading his group along the banks of Fern Creek and pointing out species from wild ginger to huckleberry to Bishop pine. Stopping on the bridge that was built across Fern Creek, replacing a culvert, in 2001, Abreu pointed out that the red alder and cascara trees, thimbleberry and elder growing on the creek banks, looking as natural and wild as could be, were all propagated and planted by Gardens staff 17 years ago after the area was cleared of all vegetation while the bridge was being built. The culvert that the bridge replaced was put in decades before and had a 4-foot drop that kept migrating fish from their spawning grounds. Abreu said that since the bridge has been put in, steelhead have been spotted in Fern Creek more than a mile upstream. He also led the group through a stand of Bishop pine snags (dead trees with trunks still standing), explaining how those trunks are prime habitat for birds and the bugs they feed on. But the area’s Bishop Pines, he said, are weakening, largely because of the lack of fire they rely on to reproduce. The trees generally live 80 to 90 years, and there have been no significant fires on the coastal prairie in that time, Abreu said, so Bishop pine stands have become old, even-aged, and targets for parasites like the Pine Bark beetle, and various pathogens, that can in turn infect even younger, healthy trees. Birder Dave Jensen gave some tips on getting more familiar with the winged population. He said beginning birders usually find a good watching spot, but getting experienced and able to recognize the calls of various birds, enables observers to make discoveries on the fly, like the red-shouldered hawk whose cry he pointed out on the walk to the bridge. Jensen noted that April and May represent a “changing of the guard” on the Mendocino Coast as wintertime species move north and the birds of summer arrive. He also commented on widespread concerns that various bird populations are in decline. He said it’s hard to make sweeping statements, but there does seem to be anecdotal evidence of decline in some species, with habitat loss, pesticide use and unusual weather leading to food shortages the suspected culprits. However, he said, identifying a cause is difficult, especially for migrating birds that rely on the viability of many different locations. The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count and developing surveys of breeding birds should help get a better gauge of the situation, he said. As it is, he said, “we’re left with gut feelings. But after a while, you start to believe your gut.” Abreu recommended, along with the BioBlitz, the natural history walks the Gardens hosts on the first Monday of every month. He said a workshop on Sudden Oak Death Syndrome hosted by the UC Cooperative Extension April 25-28 is particularly relevant, while the Ford House in Mendocino hosts a coast wildflower exhibit through June and the California Native Plant Society in Gualala hosts a program on wildflower and wild grasses on April 28.
18 Apr 19
Gi's Spot Reviews

HAPPILY EVER ALPHA: UNTIL TWYLA / UNTIL MERRI / UNTIL MANI     UNTIL TWYLA Author: Ella Fox Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing Release Date: April 16th, 2019   Twyla Penn’s first few days at her new job were going pretty well- right up to the moment a man in a ski mask pulled a gun on her […]

18 Apr 19

«Sous nos souffles // Vulnerability Lingers» Commissarié par Tina Lê et Éloïse Joubert Du 5 au 17 mars 2019 Vernissage le 13 mars 18h Artists / Artistes: Leah Watts / A Blossom That Never Leaves You Julia-Autumn Savoy / (Shared) cut Sadie Mallon / Breastfeeding a Dead Fish Joshua Jensen / With Love Camille Charbonneau […]

18 Apr 19
Shawn Miller

Eye On The Y is The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekly newsletter on BYU athletics. Subscribe here. New BYU basketball coach Mark Pope is close to claiming a win over his former school. Utah Valley is hoping for a split. Pope has moved relatively quickly — by BYU standards — to get former Utah Valley University […]