Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Published 11:46 am PDT, Saturday, March 23, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2019 file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, in Primghar, Iowa. King says he was told that victims of Hurricane Katrina only asked for help, unlike Iowans. King told his constituents Thursday that as New Orleans recovered from the 2005 storm, someone from FEMA told him that “everybody’s looking around saying, who’s gonna help me, who’s gonna help me?” In contrast, King said, “Iowans take care of each other.” New Orleans is mostly black. Iowa is mostly white. less FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2019 file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, in Primghar, Iowa. King says he was told that victims of Hurricane Katrina only asked for help, unlike ... more Photo: Charlie Neibergall, AP … [Read more...] about Rep. Steve King got doused with glass of water at an Iowa restaurant. Police say it was political.
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Mary Esch Associated Press Published 2:44 PM EDT Mar 15, 2019 Albany, N.Y. – The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams’ new ale isn’t its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory – brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years. Some who lined up to sample a swig of the new Deep Ascent ale at a craft beer festival last weekend say it provided a refreshing taste of another era. “Just the concept that they could bring a beer bottle up from the bottom of the ocean … then be able to extract the yeast from it, that kind of chemistry is fascinating,” says beer enthusiast Peter Bowe of Schenectady. “And the beer is absolutely fantastic.” Adams, a former Wall Street trader who opened Saint James Brewery in Long Island nearly two decades ago, says his beer grew out of his love of scuba diving. It was brewed with yeast extracted from bottles he and fellow … [Read more...] about Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AlertMe BOSTON — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the coldest temperatures felt so far this season started to set in across the Midwest and Northeast Sunday and are expected to plunge further overnight. ADVERTISEMENTSkip Wind chills will bring temperatures into teens in the New York City area and down to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 40 degrees Celsius) in upstate New York, the National Weather Service predicted. In New England, they’ll fall to as low as 20 F (29 C) below zero around Boston and as low as 35 F (37 C) below zero in … [Read more...] about After storm, large swath of nation plunges into deep freeze
Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 7:05 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 When Chuks Nwamba graduated from college and entered work life in Detroit, he said he noticed a void in events that featured Afro-Caribbean culture, so he decided to create his own. His party, Jerk x Jollof, is a recurring, roving nightlife event that celebrates the music, food and culture from those parts of the globe. Nwamba has hosted the event in different forms at venues in Detroit, Ann Arbor and in other states. “When I was growing up ... it was like a family tradition to go to parties and be able to experience food and music and performance all at the same time .... all aspects of culture,” said Nwamba, whose parents immigrated to Michigan from Nigeria before he was born. “And in Detroit that was something I was really missing.” This New Year’s Eve, the eclectic and successful party is again taking over all three levels of Saint Andrew’s Hall where last year Nwamba said … [Read more...] about Jerk x Jollof rings in 2019 with an Afro-Caribbean jam
The co-founder and CEO of popular game HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, was found dead in his New York apartment early Sunday morning, according to reports from TMZ and the New York Post. Kroll was reportedly discovered after his girlfriend asked police to do a welfare check, prompted by her inability to get in touch with him. He was 34.“Cops went to downtown Manhattan to do a welfare check, entered his apartment and found Kroll’s body in his bedroom with drug paraphernalia nearby,” the report from TMZ reads. Multiple forms of drugs were reportedly discovered in his apartment, including cocaine. In a police report, uncovered by Business Insider, police said they discovered a man “unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom” on Spring Street.According to Entrepreneur Wiki, Kroll graduated from Oakland University with a degree in computer science, then went on to co-found Vine in the spring of 2012. Kroll launched HQ Trivia — an app and trivia … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia co-founder found dead — authorities point to drug overdose