Building Habitat Nests – For Wildlife and For Me

Over the last two winters, I’ve been engaged in a curious pursuit which has baffled some visitors but thrilled others – precisely the way I love to garden.  I’m building habitat nests – and it’s one of the most satisfying and artistically fulfilling projects I’ve worked on in some time. The newest nest (still under construction) near the barn garden. Satisfying – as it utilizes the incredible amount of twigs and branches shed by an Eastern deciduous woodland onto lawns, beds, roofs and drivewa...
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IPL cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India

The Indian Premier League has finally been abandoned in the face of the staggering number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in India The post IPL cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Blue Chips’ is One of the Great Basketball Movies of the 1990s

Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Blue Chips Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: Dedicated college basketball coach Pete Bell (Nick Nolte) has come to the realization that no matter what he does, his team of underdogs at Western University can’t win – at least not without some new talent. After issuing a national search, Pete makes prospective players pro...
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Has our comment section improved? I think so

The old days when we left comments in person at Get Together events like this one in 2009.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Back in February, serious concerns from the community forced me to take a harder look at our comment section. If you recall, the concerns were based on my moderating style that let too many mean and inappropriate comments get through. I’d known for years that some folks had stopped reading the comments because of the tenor of BikePortland commenters, but I didn’t take t...
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Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

A man wearing a protective face mask in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Eugene Hoshiko Pfizer and BioNTech announced they are donating vaccine doses to Tokyo Olympics athletes. The president of the International Olympic Committee said it would protect athletes and Japan. Japan is facing a surge of infections ahead of this summer's games. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes ...
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80 clever and thoughtful gifts for him - at every budget

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Business Insider Whether he's your brother, partner, dad, or friend, you're probably looking for a gift for him. To make shopping easier, we came up with a list of 80 thoughtful gifts for the special man in your life. Our picks cover all budgets and tastes, from a Cameo video message to a charcoal grill. Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our Insider Reviews gift g...
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Greens key to Walker Cup battle

Paul McGinley gave the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team the benefit of his knowledge at Seminole on Wednesday Kinsale’s John Murphy reckons super-quick greens can level the playing field as Great Britain and Ireland seeks its first Walker Cup win on US soil for 20 years.The match starts at classic Seminole n Florida tomorrow and with the temp...
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Roll up for tasty Indian burritos at Bombay Frankie Company in Woodland Hills

The Mumbai street food called a “frankie” is often described as an “Indian burrito,” which makes it sounds as if it’s a mash-up that involves filling a Mexican burrito with chicken tikka masala and the like. Which of course, on one level, it most certainly is. But it wasn’t born here; it was born over there. It may have been tweaked a bit locally, but you won’t find guacamole as an option. This is an Indian dish that proves the universality of certain preparations, in the same way that, say, sou...
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Real Madrid star Toni Kroos responds to Mason Mount’s post-match dig

 Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has taken to social media this evening, to provide a response to the less than subtle jibe aimed in his direction by Mason Mount on Wednesday night. Werner & Mount on target Kroos and Mount of course faced off a little over 24 hours ago, in a Champions League semi-final showdown.Chelsea welcomed Real to Stamford Bridge, with a spot in European club football’s grandest stage on the line.The hosts headed into proceedings boasting the advantage – albeit a slender ...
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Senda X Oakland Roots Custom Soccer Ball

A few months back, our friends at Senda Athletics teamed up with pro soccer team Oakland Roots SC to create one of the most energetic boots you will see on the market! Brimming with a red, yellow and green ribbon design, the ball is a celebration of Oakland and the multi-colors found on the Roots logo. We received a ball in to check out, and the experience of seeing it in person doesn’t disappoint. Under the design lies the highly reviewed Senda Amador soccer ball. It is listed as a training ba...
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London Golf Club to host 2021 English Open

The Jack Nicklaus designed London Golf Club London Golf Club will host a European Tour event for the first time since 2014 when the English Open marks the fourth and final event of the 2021 UK Swing from August 12-15.The Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage Course at London Golf Club, a European Tour Destination, will play host to the historic national op...
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Thomasin McKenzie to Play Olympic Gymnast Kerri Strug in ‘Perfect’

Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug became an American hero overnight thanks to her gold medal-winning final vault at the 1996 summer Olympic games. The story took the nation by storm, and now it will be told on the big screen in Perfect, a new film that will be directed by Olivia Wilde (Booksmart). After an extensive search for a young star to take the lead role, the filmmaker has chosen Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie to vault into the “intimate and unflinching portrait of grit and determination.”...
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Corkball: The Mutant Baseball Game That’s a St. Louis Tradition

The batter tightens his grip around the bat and stares down the pitcher with a flinty look. The pitcher winds up and hurls the ball with all his might. WOOSH PLOP! As the golf-ball-sized ball lands in the catcher’s mitt, the struck-out batter dejectedly walks away from the plate, leaving his broomstick-width bat behind. Wait, what? Why are the ball and bat so slimmed down? What might have initially sounded like a game of baseball isn’t America’s pastime at all. Rather, it’s a regio...
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Capitol riot hearings: profane outbursts, claim of Fox News addiction

(CNN) — Alleged Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio became hooked on Fox News and developed “Foxitis,” his lawyer said Thursday in a virtual hearing interrupted multiple times by another defendant’s profane outbursts. Antonio, his lawyer Joseph Hurley said, had lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and for the next six months watched Fox News constantly. Antonio developed what his lawyer called “Foxitis” and “Foxmania,” and believed the lies about the 2020 election from Fox News and then-...
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Real Madrid & Barcelona may face 2-year European ban by UEFA for failing to distance themselves from Super League proposals

UEFA looking to punish Despite being some time since the collapse of the proposed Super League, the ramifications of the teams which originally joined up and announced its beginnings are yet to come to light.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin recently said that he saw differences between the sides.Ceferin noted that the English teams which backed out to cause the proposal’s collapse would be treated as such.“But for me it’s a clear difference between the English clubs and the other six. They pull...
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Coronavirus: L.A. County reported 287 new cases and 21 new deaths, May 5

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 287 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 1,234,372 as of Wednesday, May 5. Officials reported 21 new deaths linked to the coronavirus, for a total 23,948 deaths since tracking began. There were no new hospitalizations reported since Monday, keeping the official count of hospitalizations to 400. According to the California Department of Public Health’s vaccines dashboard, more than 7,814,555 vaccine doses have been...
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Historic estate to host star-studded virtual fundraiser for magicians affected by COVID-19

Magic performances disappeared almost entirely overnight when COVID-19 rocked the United States. Now, a historic estate with magical ties will help pull the legerdemain scene out of the proverbial hat, with help from some famous friends. The historic Brookledge estate will host a star-studded fundraiser titled Brookledge Cares to benefit magicians and other performers affected by the pandemic. The Larsen family bought the estate in 1942 and it quickly became an informal meeting place for magicia...
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McIlroy off the boil in Charlotte as Clarke hits the front in Alabama

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 06: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 06, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy showed he's still a long way from his best when he had to work hard to grind...
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Menifee couple adopts seven orphaned siblings, proving ‘miracles do happen’

Pam Willis didn’t want to be an empty-nester. When her five grown children moved out of their home in Menifee, she wasn’t sure what would come next. All she knew was she wanted to keep being a mom. Willis and husband, Gary, had been fostering children for five years and were pondering retirement, selling their house in southwest Riverside County, moving and continuing to foster.   Then in January 2019, Pam Willis saw an article on Facebook about seven siblings in San Diego County who survived a...
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B-Side Fishing

Are you watching B-Side Fishing yet? No... give it a go. Especially if you live in the Northeast. It's a lot of Dirty Jersey...Plus, Joe & T! go way back... LOL.Here's the YouTube channel, as well as two of my favorite episodes (so far). So go grab a hoagie and binge... you're welcome. [Author: Michael Agneta]
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Park Life: Disneyland reopens after yearlong closure and plans to launch new annual pass this year

What was Disneyland like on reopening day? How will the Jungle Cruise change? What should you expect when Knott’s reopens this week? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Back in Business Tears flowed as visitors walked down Main Street U.S.A. to the familiar announcement of “Hello and welcome to Disneyland.” What reopening d...
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Solskjaer hints David de Gea could start Europa League final for Man United following Roma display

Man United into Europa League final Manchester United faced off with AS Roma in the second of two Europa League semi-final meetings on Thursday.United heading into the tie with one foot in this season’s final after smashing the Italian outfit 6-2 in the reverse leg at Old Trafford.So, barring a mammoth upset, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would be taking part in their first-ever final under the Norwegian this campaign.And, despite losing on the night, United would indeed progress to the final after...
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Upscale retailer Hermès moving into ex-Sears site at Canoga Park’s Westfield Topanga mall

Luxury retailer Hermès has signed a lease for a new 7,500-square-foot space that will anchor the Westfield Topanga expansion, at the former Sears building in Canoga Park, according to a representative with the mall’s owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. “The addition of Hermès speaks to the sophisticated transformation our guests can expect to discover in the Westfield Topanga expansion, and the quality of our global portfolio of Westfield destinations more broadly,” said Colin Shaughnessy, Execut...
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Festival Pass: We went to a real, live in-person concert!

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. On Saturday, May 8, you can watch the Vax Live concert with Foo Fighters, Jennifer Lopez and H.E.R. on TV, but last weekend, about 20,000 thousand lucky fans and our own Peter Larsen went to SoFi Stadium to see it in person. Not only was it SoFi’s first concert since opening, it was also California’s first big concert in more than a year. Peter wrote about ...
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Alabama-Huntsville Suspends Hockey Program

The University of Alabama-Huntsville announced on Wednesday that the school has decided to suspend operation of their hockey program after failing to secure a long-term conference affiliation. A group led by alumni raised $750,000 to keep the Chargers afloat last season after the school announced plans to cut the program. But the long-term sustainability was always going to be dependent on the ability for the Chargers to find a new conference home that gave them guaranteed home games. ...
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Ducks defeat Blues in shootout in David Backes’ St. Louis farewell

The Ducks’ Troy Terry, right, controls the puck as the Blues’ Justin Faulk defends during the first period of Wednesday’s game in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) Anaheim Ducks’ Isac Lundestrom (48) pressures St. Louis Blues’ Jake Walman (46) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Joe Puetz) The Ducks’ Max Comtois, left, gets physical with the Blues’ Niko Mikkola during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,...
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Recipes: Farro is a versatile grain that adds pizzazz to salads, soups, side dishes and entrées

For a meatless Monday meal, I often turn coarsely chopped greens (such as spinach, collard, chard or kale) into a delectable dish. How? I cook greens in just enough broth to make them tender-crisp, then toss in some cooked farro. The semi-pearled farro makes the concoction nutty and delectably chewy. It adds a subtle sweetness, turning a boring dish into a taste bud bonanza. Somewhere between tough and soft, cooked farro adds pizzazz to salads and soups, side dishes and entrées. Risotto, too. Fa...
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NFL draft's 17 biggest instant-impact rookies: Najee Harris, Kyle Pitts could make waves in Year 1

While some NFL players take a while to demonstrate their true value, these draft picks could get off to a fast start with their pro careers.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘The building where I taught my kids to read’: Pasadena absorbs closure of beloved Central Library

Dr. Lucy Jones fondly remembers the days when she would take her children to the Pasadena Central Library. “That’s the building where I taught my kids to read,” she said. “… It was an experience.” It was a moment of added poignancy for the renowned seismology expert, who like many in a city with a tradition of reverence to its architectural past, was absorbing the sudden closure of the nearly 100-year-old, multi-floored, Spanish Colonial Revival-styled gem. Just like that, the first building sta...
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Ever rising for their roses, Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Grateful Deadheaders clip to conquer

Head Gardener John Villarreal speaks with volunteer Gloria Sierra as she deadheads roses in The Huntington Rose Garden on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Volunteers, who call themselves “Grateful Deadheaders,” are busy during the rose garden’s peak bloom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gloria Sierra walks through The Huntington Rose Garden on her way to a bed that needs pruning on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Sierra and the other volunteers, who cal...
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