"at your library" in the north island eagle: commemorate remembrance day with a good book or three

Celebrate and commemorate Remembrance Day with a good book or threeReaders have told me they enjoy the themed booklists I’ve shared. Remembrance Day is an occasion to share another list. The Great War, as it was known at the time, has inspired countless authors, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters. Many authors have used the horrors of World War I as a lens to explore issues of war and the scars it leaves on all involved. Here are some excellent titles that may be of interest.Title: Regenerati...
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o-li-via in French Photo by Chelsea                 Related Stories Gabriel Adores OliviaFive Seconds with Gabriel at the ParkThe Pied Piper  [Author: French la Vie]
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Why I will not be joining United Australia Party

I’m looking to join/build a genuine liberal party in Australia which is also committed to the poor and disadvantaged. UAP doesn’t fit the bill. Summary of my reasons  1. A ONE MAN PARTY Till a few months ago,  UAP was known as “Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party”. It was a one man party, a micro-outfit. […]
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Top 5 Sweet Pumpkin Recipes!

Pumpkin lovers know that pumpkin is not just a savoury vegetable but also lends itself beautifully to sweets too! Tinned or roast pumpkin is so versatile in cakes, jams, breads, pancakes and even ice cream!
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‘It was quite overwhelming’: how it feels to have your business thrive in a pandemic

From virtual puppy school to home bubble-tea subscriptions, lockdowns in Australia have created unlikely winners, but victory as an outlier is sometimes bittersweetIt’s no secret that on the work front, the Covid narrative has predominantly been a negative one, with two-thirds of Australian businesses reporting a hit to revenue in 2020 and underemployment hitting a historic high of 13.8%, impacting 1.8 million people.Despite this, lockdowns have brought growth to certain sectors, with Australian...
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ACWA Power to announce financial closure for Jazan project this week | Reuters

ACWA Power to announce financial closure for Jazan project this week | Reuters ACWA Power will on Wednesday announce financial closure for a $12 billion gasification and power joint venture in Saudi Arabia's Jazan region, Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan said on Saturday.The Jazan IGCC Complex is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, U.S.-based Air Products and ACWA Power. Oil giant Saudi Aramco will supply feedstock and the joint venture will produce power, hydrogen and other utilities for Aramco....
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#Saudi SABIC targets carbon neutrality by 2050 - statement | Reuters

Saudi SABIC targets carbon neutrality by 2050 - statement | Reuters Petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) (2010.SE) announced plans on Saturday to meet carbon neutrality by 2050, the company said in a statement on the sidelines of the Saudi Green Initiative summit. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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What to Wear in New York City

An outfit for every stop on your NYC itinerary.
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: halloween is spooktacular at your library

Halloween Is Spooktacular at Your LibraryHalloween is almost here, and with almost everyone in the North Island vaccinated, be exchanging their everyday masks for spooky ones, making costumes, and trick-or-treating again. Your library is part of the Halloween fun.Haunted Vancouver Island for Kids (author reading)Tweens, teens, and the “senior kids” will want to tune in on October 26 for a special virtual program: Haunted Vancouver Island for Kids. Award-winning author Shanon Sinn will host a spe...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: back-to-school: your library can help

Back-to-School: Your Library Can HelpWith the kids back to school, both parents and students need all the help they can get. Your library has a wealth of resources to help families succeed.The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has a wealth of e-resources that will come in handy for all types of research and reports, at every grade level. Solaro is a great resource for test preparation and study, specifically designed for the BC curriculum. On Solaro, you can find math, science, and langua...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: literacy skills are essential in our world

Literacy Is All Around UsSeptember is Literacy Month, a time to recognize and celebrate all the many ways literacy improves and enhances our lives.As you go about your day, you use different forms of literacy all the time. Looking on Google Maps for directions. Following a recipe. Planting a garden. Reading food labels in the grocery store. Choosing a new tool for a project. Paying your bills. Taking the proper dose of medication. Looking on the internet for how to fix a problem – then watching ...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: great things are happening at your libraries

Great Things Are Happening At Your LibrariesOur North Island branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) are back to our full pre-covid hours, and back to normal – or better.Port Hardy new hours and programsHave you heard the good news? The Port Hardy Library is now has longer – and better – open hours. The new hours mean:- continuous hours – no more closures for lunch or dinner,- open two nights each week, instead of one – but no late opening on those days,- open all day on Friday,...
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Alaska Airlines is launching 10 new routes to warm-weather vacation destinations this winter - see the full list

An Alaska Airlines plane taking off at JFK. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Alaska Airlines is launching 10 new routes from the West Coast to warm-weather cities this winter. The carrier is expanding its international presence with three new nonstops to Mexico and one to Belize. Alaska just announced its first profitable quarter since the pandemic during earnings on Thursday. Alaska Airlines is starting 10 new routes from its hubs along the West Coast to sunny cities in Mexico, the Southeast, T...
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An airline pilot that's kicked passengers off planes for not wearing masks shares what goes on in the cockpit when passengers become unruly

Sorbis / Pilots and flight attendants have been forced to deal with increased bouts of violence in the skies. Tensions over the ongoing federal mask mandate have created hostile environments on some flights. One airline pilot shared how he deals with unruly flyers and what goes on in the cockpit while incidents occur. See more stories on Insider's business page. The airline industry is facing unprecedented levels of violent incidents onboard airplanes as tensions ri...
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United Airlines is launching a test program at LAX that lets you skip the TSA line with a reservation you can make on your smartphone

LAX Fast Lane Los Angeles International Airport United Airlines has launched LAX Fast Lane at Los Angeles International Airport. The new pilot program allows passengers to skip the TSA line by reserving a time slot in advance. It's aimed at making the security process quicker and easier ahead of the busy holiday season. United Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports have teamed up to quicken the TSA process for passengers traveling on United flights departing from terminals 7 or 8 ...
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A new Icelandic airline plans to launch flights to the US next spring - here's why the CEO thinks now is the right time

PLAY A321 PLAY Icelandic startup PLAY has received initial permission from the DOT to operate nonstop flights to the US. PLAY CEO Birgir Jónsson explained investor expectations in the long-term plan have pushed it to enter the US market. The airline plans to target New York, Boston, and Washington DC with a single-class, no-frills product. Iceland startup PLAY has gotten initial approval from the US Department of Transportation to operate flights to the US, and it hopes to welcome leisure...
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Some old pictures from defence negotiations my father conducted for India

I found two albums that were given to my father at the end of various defence negotiations in the 1980s on behalf of India. Got them scanned at the local shop and here the are. The colour pictures are for the purchase of British Aerospace PLC Sea Harriers for the Indian Navy, an agreement that […]
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10 of the best eco-friendly places to stay in Europe

These sustainable stays offer the chance to share mountain views with bears, sleep easy in a low-carbon hotel and wellness experiencesThe Holenberg forest is the gateway to the Maashorst nature reserve, a rewilding pioneer in North Brabant, home to roaming bison and Tauros – a project to revive the aurochs, an ancient European ox. Tucked away in the forest, among a rusty palette of trees, heather and wetlands, sits off-grid and self-sufficient Cabin Anna. From the linen to the recycled waste-pro...
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Between a fig and a hard place

Our poor little fig tree had an amazing year this year. I suppose it was all the rain. There are more figs on the tree this year than all previous years combined. Or close to it. That tells me that the tree needs to be watered more in drier years. A few of this year's figs on our tree. Bite into one and lose a tooth. I was so happy to see all the fruit and notice that the birds didn't seem to want them. I eagerly awaited harvest time (late summer) and dreamed of fresh fig tarts and eating figs...
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SkyPark at Santa's Village launches vintage airstream resortSkyPark at Santa's Village launches vintage airstream resort

Glamping in the San Bernardino Mountains
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Experience Kissimmee welcomes back UK travellersExperience Kissimmee welcomes back UK travellers

Seven nights' from andpound;669pp with Ocean Florida
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Jobless rate falls, health officials to authorize booster shots, Land Board to rule on Thirty Meter Telescope permit, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii grocery store ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawaii’s jobless rate falls to 6.6%. Hawaii’s labor force has been shrinking even as the unemployment rate has been declining. The drop in the labor force has been mainly caused by people either moving out of state, being discouraged and not looking for jobs, or unwilling to return to the workforce in the midst of the pandemic. Star-Advertiser. KITV4. University of Hawaii regents defer controversial tenure proposal. The University of Hawaii Board...
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  MV Coho arrives in Victoria, BC Ferry service aboard the MV Coho between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC resumes on Monday, November 8, 2021. There will be two sailings a day in each direction for the remainder of 2021. The popular service between the US and Canada has not been running for the past 18 months due to COVID-19. All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show a proof of vaccination card or a photo of it. Click on the link for the ...
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Gabriel Adores Olivia

A happy little family. Gabriel adores Olivia.   When Gabriel started to consume solids I would say, "Mmm, mmm, mmm, yummy for the tummy." Gabriel started to say this too, especially when something was extra delicious. He refers to being hungry, or wanting something to eat as, "Yum". When Gabriel first saw his mother he let out a giggle, nearly leaping out of his father's arms to get to his mother and his sister. He was very aware that a baby was coming referring to her as Papilotte. After he ...
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Yum Cha at Vinh Phat, Cabramatta

Vinh Phat is a popular yum cha restaurant open 7 days a week and serving up yum cha delights from 9am-3pm. They were the first restaurant in Cabramatta to serve yum cha in 1985 and have been at their current location for 8 years. If you venture out on a weekend be prepared to queue to get a table but rumour has it that the yum cha is one of the best and the best value. So what is their yum cha like?
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Oil hovers below recent highs; ends week up | Reuters

Oil hovers below recent highs; ends week up | Reuters Oil traded just below multi-year highs on Friday with bullish sentiment about low supplies tamped by concerns from world leaders that demand disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic may not be over.Brent crude futures rose 92 cents, or 1.1%, to settle at $85.53 a barrel. The benchmark, which touched a three-year high of $86.10 on Thursday, was up 1% in the week, its seventh weekly gain.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained $...
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