Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Business | Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms Credit Credit Supported by Photographs byRory Doyle Written byPatricia Cohen Jul 30, 2019 Floodwaters swamped more than half a million acres of forest and farmland in the lower Mississippi Delta more than six months ago, gulping up highways and homes, livestock and tractors. This week, for the first time since, the river gauge at Vicksburg on the Western border finally fell below flood stage. “This is biblical proportion,” Paul Hartfield, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said of the floods. “Nothing like this has ever been seen.” Climate change is increasingly turning the extraordinary into the ordinary. Extreme floods and snowfall, at times moving to extreme heat and droughts, are forcing cities and farming … [Read more...] about Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms
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Brackley Town will travel to Macclesfield for their first ever appearance in the second round of the FA Cup this Saturday. Saints made it to this stage thanks a memorable victory over League One Gillingham at St James Park and Jon Brady’s side will fancy their chances against a Macclesfield side who are a mere 12 league places above Brackley in the football ladder. Here are ten things you need to know ahead of the tie:1. Izak Reid made 146 football league appearances for Macclesfield Town between 2006 and 2011 before switching to Morecambe and now Brackley Town. This places Reid in Macclesfield’s top ten all-time list for appearances in the football league. 2. In the 19th century Macclesfield was world-renowned for its silk production and hence the Town’s nickname, The Silkmen. While The Blues, The Reds and The Magpies lamely describe their team’s strip, others to match The Silkmen’s more interesting link to local industrial heritage include The … [Read more...] about Ten things you need to know about Macclesfield Town
By Cara Kelly USA Today Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 The Instagram influencer as a species is easy to spot. Defined by their large social media followings, content from this class of marketers is typically awash with the flossy trappings of young money: trendy designer outfits modelled in exotic locations; marble countertops under carefully crafted flat-lays of pricey beauty products. Even the Instagram mavens with a grittier, every-girl style, all Polaroid grunginess, are dotted with on-brand T-shirts perfectly half-tucked into the hot jeans du jour. It’s enough to make even the most overstimulated perusers pause and say, “How much are they making off this, exactly?” The answer, if they play the game correctly, is a lot. A wealth of jaw-dropping figures emerged in 2018, from makeup vlogging virtuoso Jeffree Starr’s reported $18 million (U.S.) in yearly earnings, to fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni’s wedding, elaborately chronicled with the … [Read more...] about Fyre Festival to fashion week, how do Instagram influencers make so much money?
Michal Kranz, provided by Published 12:16 pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 Gustavo Caballero/Stringer via Getty Images Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump's private club in Palm Beach, Florida, is often called "the Winter White House." After skipping his planned Christmas trip because of the government shutdown, Trump is returning to the seaside resort for Super Bowl weekend. The heiress to Post Cereal built the 20-acre estate in 1927, and Trump bought it for $8 million in 1985. Its 128 rooms are decked out with lavish interiors and golden decor, Trump's signature. President Donald Trump is returning to his exclusive Mar-a-Lago club for the first time since Thanksgiving. The New York Times reported Thursday that Trump is heading to the seaside resort often referred to as "the winter White House" for Super Bowl weekend. Trump spent 12 days there for the holidays last year, according to The Palm Beach Post, throwing a lavish party to ring in the new year. He skipped … [Read more...] about Trump is returning to Mar-a-Lago for the first time since Thanksgiving. Take a look inside the exclusive club that the public doesn’t get to see.
A private island in New York is for sale for $US12.9 million. Called Petre Island or Petra Island, the property includes two homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The island, which sits in Lake Mahopac in Carmel, is only about an hour’s drive from New York City. It includes a private helipad and boat dock. You can now buy a private island an hour from New York City for $US12.9 million. Known as Petre Island or Petra Island, the property boasts two homes designed by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright. One is a 1950s guest cottage and one is a sprawling, four-bedroom house that juts out over the lake. The home includes a private rooftop helipad and a boat dock. Margaret Harrington of Douglas Elliman holds the listing. Here’s a look at the one-of-a-kind property. A private island in New York is for sale for $US12.9 million. Source: Douglas Elliman The island, called Petre Island, is located in Carmel, New York, a little over an hour’s drive … [Read more...] about A private island an hour from NYC is for sale for $13 million, and it comes with 2 homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a private helipad