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Come down to Birchen Grove Allotments tomorrow - discover more than just the longest runner bean!

We were crossing our fingers down at Birchen Grove Allotment near the Welsh Harp this afternoon - not over the weather for tomorrow's Allotment Fair (Noon to 3pm) but because we recognised that the warm,  damp weather is ideal for late blight wh...
by wembleymatters on Aug 14, 2015

"The Goldsboro Incident: How the World Might Have Ended"

"The Goldsboro Incident: How the World Might Have Ended"by James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang Broken arrow: n. accident, mishap, or other unexpected event involving one or more nuclear weapons."On Jan. 23,1961, near the city of Goldsboro,...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 23, 2015

An American Chestnut We Can Believe In?

Catching up again on some previous news .... Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) are growing American chestnut trees that apparently survive the blight that wiped out most of them in the early part of the 20th...
by Garden Design Online on Jan 22, 2015

Potato Growing Success Story in the UK

We were delighted to receive a wonderful email from one of our valued customers who purchased our book How to Grow Great Potatoes, an avid potato grower who lives in the UK. He has had great success this growing season and kindly shared his experienc...
by How to Grow Great Potatoes on Nov 3, 2014

NICE conflicts of interest call doctors claim

Doctors are calling on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the health spending watchdog NICE. In a letter to the Health Select Committee, they have expressed concern about financial ties to drug companies among experts working for N...
by Health Direct on Oct 20, 2014

NICE wants to limit TV watching

Adults and children should consider having TV free days or limiting viewing to no more than two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity. The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) recommendations also include avoiding drinks with...
by Health Direct on Sep 27, 2014

NICE wants to limit TV watching

Adults and children should consider having TV free days or limiting viewing to no more than two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity. The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) recommendations also include avoiding drinks with...
by Health Direct on Sep 27, 2014

Madison Residents Label Food Trucks As Blight

Over the years I have word with cities that have protective measures in place to maintain the “feel” of a historic area. But in this case it seems a little disturbing that the people of the city would include food …...
by Mobile Cuisine Magazine on May 1, 2014

Scrawls blight Staten Island Expressway sound barriers; who’ll scrub graffiti? – SILive.com

Scrawls blight Staten Island Expressway sound barriers; who’ll scrub graffiti?SILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s an ugly problem with, apparently, no easy or immediate solution: Graffiti on the new sound-abatement barriers along t...

Living “So That”: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life (InScribed Collection) by Wendy Blight Review (#InScribedCollection)

In today’s world, it’s tough to make everyday decisions, let alone decisions that honor God. Our culture is increasingly driven by selfish desires. However, as Christians, our lives should not be self-centered and static; they should be others-c...
by The IE Mommy on Mar 12, 2014

Common Plant Diseases and Disorders

If you can identify the symptoms as a blight or wilt, you may be able to take steps to limit the disease, even if you don’t know the specific pathogen causing the infection. This article provide a brief introduction of Common Plant Diseases and Dis...
by Agriculture Information Bank on Feb 1, 2014

Flashback! Suikoden 2

I thought that it might be cool to feature old video games that delighted me during my childhood days and I think that the generation today will still enjoy.  This week it’s going to be Suikoden 2.   Suikoden 2 is an RPG game brought to us by...
by Beer andJoysticks on Jul 20, 2013

Liberals Screw Over The poor AGAIN

D.C. Council approves ‘living wage’ bill over Wal-Mart ultimatum - The Washington Post You have to love how the liberals just F'd the people of D.C. in the rear with no KY on this one. 1.  You lose 1800 jobs from a blighted community 2. &n...
by JOCO SOB on Jul 11, 2013

Dragon’s Maze Mini-League Adventure

The recent trip to Texas was centred around visiting a friend, so Mr. Troo and I took a Dragon’s Maze booster box with us and spent a fortnight engaged in an impromptu mini-league. Here’s how it worked: Each player took one third of the b...
by Troo Grit on Jun 17, 2013

Dragon’s Maze Mini-League Adventure

The recent trip to Texas was centred around visiting a friend, so Mr. Troo and I took a Dragon’s Maze booster box with us and spent a fortnight engaged in an impromptu mini-league. Here’s how it worked: Each player took one third of the b...
by Troo Grit on Jun 17, 2013

Dementia care patchy- quango finds

The standard of care provided for people with dementia is “patchy”, the National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) has said. Some people with the condition were not getting even basic levels of care, it added. The warning came as N...
by Health Direct on Apr 15, 2013

NICE’s system used to decide whether drugs are cost effective is flawed

NICE’s formula which they use to decide whether NHS patients can have access to costly drug treatments is flawed and should be scrapped, according to a European Commission funded study.The National Institute for Curbing Expenditure (NICE) aka t...
by Health Direct on Jan 31, 2013

Preventative breat cancer healthcare- new choice of drugs or mastectomy

Women at high genetic risk of breast cancer could soon have a new treatment option other than double mastectomy – preventive drugs.Draft recommendations from the drugs watchdog in England and Wales, the National Institute for Curbing Expenditur...
by Health Direct on Jan 14, 2013

Telling History vs. Making Art: The ways we remember the Civil War

Part two in a series “We may say that only at the moment when Lee handed Grant his sword was the Confederacy born,” wrote Robert Penn Warren during the Civil War’s centennial; “or to state matters another way, in the moment of death the Conf...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 20, 2012

Telling History vs. Making Art: "a tension between Art and Science"

Part one in a series As a battlefield guide at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (FSNMP), I frequently speak with folks who’ve come to the battlefields because they’ve read The Killer Angels, which in turn inspired them...
by Scholars & Rogues on Nov 16, 2012


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