North Sails

22 Feb 19
The Phraser

A sunny time in Kilifi, Kenya.

22 Feb 19
Alameda Old House History

For more than 40 years, a dignified and simple clapboard-sided wood frame church presided over the corner of NE 33rd Avenue and Webster, serving as a local landmark for its parishioners and for the neighborhood that was steadily growing up around it. Old St. Charles Church, March 1931. Looking southeast at the corner of NE […]

22 Feb 19
Read More History

For centuries, Greek and Carthaginian explorers have told stories of a land covered in gold and beaches of pearl. But to the Romans, Britain was a land shrouded in mystery.
Julius Caesar was determined to discover the truth.

22 Feb 19

Warning: I assume this review is going to contain spoilers for the previous books in the Grishaverse. But if you’ve not read them yet, that’s really on you. The boy king, the war hero. The prince with a demon curled inside his heart. The people of Ravka don’t know what Nikolai Lantsov endured in their […]

22 Feb 19
slkellydotorg

On an artic March afternoon in 1964, I switched on the cream-colored plastic clock-radio set at 850 on the AM dial. Despite the snow showers that had begun trickling intermittently, when I heard the baseball-themed jingle on WHDH Radio Boston that afternoon, it might as well have been a parching summer’s day. “You’re just in […]

22 Feb 19
TODAY NEWS

NO crisis, this time. Instead, after the most comfortable of victories,…

22 Feb 19
The Commentary Gazette®

Although enemy resistance had been ineffective, and casualties in TOENAILS were relatively few, the Japanese were not finished. They planned to hold New Georgia. The New Georgia Occupation Force had had difficulties, but greater troubles were in store for it. Japanese Plans On 2 July, with the Americans in possession of Rendova, Segi Point, and […]

22 Feb 19
withaeroplan.com

By Jim Byers The Caribbean is a delightful holiday spot this time of year; with endless sunshine, great beaches and tremendous resorts. But some destinations are a little too crowded in high season. Here are places where you can stretch out your towel without banging elbows with another visitor. BEQUIA: If you want to experience […]

22 Feb 19
The Sun
NO crisis, this time. Instead, after the most comfortable of victories, a little bit of calm. Fans are increasingly unenthusiastic about the Unai Emery project at Arsenal But all is not well at The Emirates. The natives might not be revolting. They are still, though, decidedly unconvinced. Many are still trying to work out what Unai Emery stands for. The initial surge has dissipated. Now it feels that the club is subsumed in a degree of torpor, drift, inertia. As some home fans passed the Emirates press box on Thursday, they signalled their doubts. “Is it behind closed doors?” asked one, pointing to the massed ranks of empty seats (which were filled by the time the game began). After the BATE clash, unconvinced Gunners fans signalled their doubts and joked about empty seats at the Emirates “There would probably be more people here if it was.” Another warned: “If we’re not careful, our stadium will always be like this.” Those were comments about the style of football that Arsenal have served up, not the tea-time kick off. And despite the 3-0 win over Bate Borisov that took the Gunners into the last 16 of the Europa League, those doubts have not been assuaged. Even the most devoted of Arsenal fans is struggling to find much enthusiasm for the Emery project. Confusion reigns. The Spaniard himself projects a lack of concern. Emery seemed disengaged in his post-match press conference on Thursday night Listening to his post-match news conference on Thursday, he might have been running through his shopping list, for all the excitement he brought to the occasion. None of which matters, of course, if you are winning, producing a team that is doing the business. But from the bright buzz of expectation that came in the autumn, so much has changed, so quickly. The arrival in north London of Sunday’s opponents Southampton is fitting for that switch of moods. Emery took his side to St Mary’s in December having gone 22 matches unbeaten and on the back of that stirring derby win over Spurs. All seemed bright and positive. The club appeared to have bought into the new manager, hope was nascent, expectations growing. Arsenal host Southampton on Sunday, who finished the Gunners’ 22-game unbeaten run in December [article-rail-topic title=”more arsenal news” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”8″ /] But all has changed. At St Mary’s, unaccountably, Arsenal disintegrated at the back, succumbing 3-2 as Saints won at home for the first time in the league all season. It was the start of a winter of discontent. Three days later, Spurs avenged their derby defeat in the Carabao Cup. That was the start of a run of 15 games in all competitions which have brought as many losses – seven – as wins. Which have seen an FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United. Since then, Arsenal have been kicked out of the Carabao Cup by Tottenham and fell 13 points behind their bitter rivals in the Premier League And also seen Arsenal go from being above Tottenham on goal difference (four goals) after 15 games to 10 points behind their local rivals – and now 13 goals worse off – after 27. Some fans are pinning the blame on the departed. In Arsene Wenger, viewed by a percentage as having fallen asleep at the wheel, and Ivan Gazidis. Emery will, surely, be given time to put things right. Arsenal are not a club that likes to panic. Even if a top four place in not achieved, with Manchester United having the wind in their sails, winning the Europa League would be more than enough to quieten the worries. But failing to get back among the European elite, for the third year running, would deal the club another huge financial blow, at least £40m. And, of course, make Arsenal a harder club for Emery to sell to the players he might want to bring in. Arsenal might need to win the Europa League to get back among the European elite, and will face Rennais in the round of 16 The best want to be playing against the best and that means the Champions League. Arsenal are not broken, by any means. But the club remains unfixed. [bc_video video_id=”6005180970001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal’s forward flops fail to score in training against a set of inflatable defenders”]
22 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
NO crisis, this time. Instead, after the most comfortable of victories, a little bit of calm. Fans are increasingly unenthusiastic about the Unai Emery project at Arsenal But all is not well at The Emirates. The natives might not be revolting. They are still, though, decidedly unconvinced. Many are still trying to work out what Unai Emery stands for. The initial surge has dissipated. Now it feels that the club is subsumed in a degree of torpor, drift, inertia. As some home fans passed the Emirates press box on Thursday, they signalled their doubts. “Is it behind closed doors?” asked one, pointing to the massed ranks of empty seats (which were filled by the time the game began). After the BATE clash, unconvinced Gunners fans signalled their doubts and joked about empty seats at the Emirates “There would probably be more people here if it was.” Another warned: “If we’re not careful, our stadium will always be like this.” Those were comments about the style of football that Arsenal have served up, not the tea-time kick off. And despite the 3-0 win over Bate Borisov that took the Gunners into the last 16 of the Europa League, those doubts have not been assuaged. Even the most devoted of Arsenal fans is struggling to find much enthusiasm for the Emery project. Confusion reigns. The Spaniard himself projects a lack of concern. Emery seemed disengaged in his post-match press conference on Thursday night Listening to his post-match news conference on Thursday, he might have been running through his shopping list, for all the excitement he brought to the occasion. None of which matters, of course, if you are winning, producing a team that is doing the business. But from the bright buzz of expectation that came in the autumn, so much has changed, so quickly. The arrival in north London of Sunday’s opponents Southampton is fitting for that switch of moods. Emery took his side to St Mary’s in December having gone 22 matches unbeaten and on the back of that stirring derby win over Spurs. All seemed bright and positive. The club appeared to have bought into the new manager, hope was nascent, expectations growing. Arsenal host Southampton on Sunday, who finished the Gunners’ 22-game unbeaten run in December [article-rail-topic title=”more arsenal news” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”8″ /] But all has changed. At St Mary’s, unaccountably, Arsenal disintegrated at the back, succumbing 3-2 as Saints won at home for the first time in the league all season. It was the start of a winter of discontent. Three days later, Spurs avenged their derby defeat in the Carabao Cup. That was the start of a run of 15 games in all competitions which have brought as many losses – seven – as wins. Which have seen an FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United. Since then, Arsenal have been kicked out of the Carabao Cup by Tottenham and fell 13 points behind their bitter rivals in the Premier League And also seen Arsenal go from being above Tottenham on goal difference (four goals) after 15 games to 10 points behind their local rivals – and now 13 goals worse off – after 27. Some fans are pinning the blame on the departed. In Arsene Wenger, viewed by a percentage as having fallen asleep at the wheel, and Ivan Gazidis. Emery will, surely, be given time to put things right. Arsenal are not a club that likes to panic. Even if a top four place in not achieved, with Manchester United having the wind in their sails, winning the Europa League would be more than enough to quieten the worries. But failing to get back among the European elite, for the third year running, would deal the club another huge financial blow, at least £40m. And, of course, make Arsenal a harder club for Emery to sell to the players he might want to bring in. Arsenal might need to win the Europa League to get back among the European elite, and will face Rennais in the round of 16 The best want to be playing against the best and that means the Champions League. Arsenal are not broken, by any means. But the club remains unfixed. [bc_video video_id=”6005180970001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal’s forward flops fail to score in training against a set of inflatable defenders”]
22 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
NO crisis, this time. Instead, after the most comfortable of victories, a little bit of calm. Fans are increasingly unenthusiastic about the Unai Emery project at Arsenal But all is not well at The Emirates. The natives might not be revolting. They are still, though, decidedly unconvinced. Many are still trying to work out what Unai Emery stands for. The initial surge has dissipated. Now it feels that the club is subsumed in a degree of torpor, drift, inertia. As some home fans passed the Emirates press box on Thursday, they signalled their doubts. “Is it behind closed doors?” asked one, pointing to the massed ranks of empty seats (which were filled by the time the game began). After the BATE clash, unconvinced Gunners fans signalled their doubts and joked about empty seats at the Emirates “There would probably be more people here if it was.” Another warned: “If we’re not careful, our stadium will always be like this.” Those were comments about the style of football that Arsenal have served up, not the tea-time kick off. And despite the 3-0 win over Bate Borisov that took the Gunners into the last 16 of the Europa League, those doubts have not been assuaged. Even the most devoted of Arsenal fans is struggling to find much enthusiasm for the Emery project. Confusion reigns. The Spaniard himself projects a lack of concern. Emery seemed disengaged in his post-match press conference on Thursday night Listening to his post-match news conference on Thursday, he might have been running through his shopping list, for all the excitement he brought to the occasion. None of which matters, of course, if you are winning, producing a team that is doing the business. But from the bright buzz of expectation that came in the autumn, so much has changed, so quickly. The arrival in north London of Sunday’s opponents Southampton is fitting for that switch of moods. Emery took his side to St Mary’s in December having gone 22 matches unbeaten and on the back of that stirring derby win over Spurs. All seemed bright and positive. The club appeared to have bought into the new manager, hope was nascent, expectations growing. Arsenal host Southampton on Sunday, who finished the Gunners’ 22-game unbeaten run in December [article-rail-topic title=”more arsenal news” term_id=”880″ posts_number=”8″ /] But all has changed. At St Mary’s, unaccountably, Arsenal disintegrated at the back, succumbing 3-2 as Saints won at home for the first time in the league all season. It was the start of a winter of discontent. Three days later, Spurs avenged their derby defeat in the Carabao Cup. That was the start of a run of 15 games in all competitions which have brought as many losses – seven – as wins. Which have seen an FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester United. Since then, Arsenal have been kicked out of the Carabao Cup by Tottenham and fell 13 points behind their bitter rivals in the Premier League And also seen Arsenal go from being above Tottenham on goal difference (four goals) after 15 games to 10 points behind their local rivals – and now 13 goals worse off – after 27. Some fans are pinning the blame on the departed. In Arsene Wenger, viewed by a percentage as having fallen asleep at the wheel, and Ivan Gazidis. Emery will, surely, be given time to put things right. Arsenal are not a club that likes to panic. Even if a top four place in not achieved, with Manchester United having the wind in their sails, winning the Europa League would be more than enough to quieten the worries. But failing to get back among the European elite, for the third year running, would deal the club another huge financial blow, at least £40m. And, of course, make Arsenal a harder club for Emery to sell to the players he might want to bring in. Arsenal might need to win the Europa League to get back among the European elite, and will face Rennais in the round of 16 The best want to be playing against the best and that means the Champions League. Arsenal are not broken, by any means. But the club remains unfixed. [bc_video video_id=”6005180970001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Arsenal’s forward flops fail to score in training against a set of inflatable defenders”]
22 Feb 19
One Stop Tourist

It would be no exaggeration if I call Vietnam a land of astonishing beauty, because it is cent percent true. Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its pristine beaches, babbling rivers and exquisite Buddhist pagodas. Yes, there are bustling cities and places that you might not consider lovely […]