Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Pursuits If you happen to be in Yorkshire for the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival this August, don’t be surprised if you run into a few familiar straw-stuffed figures. ByMark Vanhoenacker May 1, 2018 As an airline pilot and writer, I’ve been all around the world — to the skyscraper-forests of Shanghai, the grand museums of Cairo and the epic sands of the Kalahari. But what I’ve been telling friends recently is this: If you’re anywhere in Britain this August then run, don’t walk, to the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival in Yorkshire. Kettlewell, with its friendly residents, neat houses huddled together as if for warmth, and atmospheric pubs offering local ales and real fires, is as cozy and welcoming as the surrounding landscape of the Yorkshire Dales is awe-inspiring. Looming beyond every narrow … [Read more...] about In an English Village, a Gathering of Scarecrows
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by As Meghan Markle steps onto the global stage, she has the potential to change the perception of fashion brands, the royal family and much more. ByVanessa Friedman April 25, 2018 On Wednesday night Meghan Markle finally walked down the wedding aisle, resplendent in a lacy, sparkling white dress. It was, of course, the “Suits” season finale, and she was marrying her on-show fiancé. But it was also a mere three weeks or so before Ms. Markle herself — biracial American, now former actress, divorcée, United Nations women’s advocate — will walk down the aisle in Windsor Castle to to marry her real fiancé, Prince Harry (beloved royal soldier and hell raiser turned mental health activist). That made for a digital frenzy about what may be coming, which is only going to grow as the days wind … [Read more...] about The Biggest Influencer of All?
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Saturday morning. The 141st Preakness Stakes is tonight; post time is 6:45 p.m.Story Continued Below DRIVING THE WEEK: Obama departs at 12:55 p.m. for a week in Vietnam and Japan (16,000 miles, per AP) – “Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare: Fueled by Trump's rhetoric and North Korea’s threats, Japan and South Korea are eyeing nuclear weapons of their own,” by Michael Crowley: “Obama’s visit next Friday to Hiroshima, which was incinerated by a U.S. atomic bomb in August 1945, will promote a message diametrically opposite from Trump’s. ‘It’s an opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the need to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and seek a world without them,’ said deputy national adviser Ben Rhodes. ... “[A]fter the Iran deal averted what Obama predicted would be a nuclear arms race in the Middle … [Read more...] about POLLS SHOW ‘TRUMP BUMP’: Republicans come home — TRUMP STAFF one-tenth the size of Clinton’s – SANDERS outraises Clinton — UN may get first woman leader — OBAMA LEAVES today for Vietnam, Hiroshima
By nearly every measure, 2014 was a banner year for research at the University of Minnesota. It increased its take from the all-important federal grants. It churned out more start-ups and licensing agreements for its discoveries. And it broke into the top tier of a prestigious index of America's public research universities for the first time. "We have a great story to tell about the success of the University of Minnesota research engine," Dr. Brian Herman, the U's vice president of research, told the Board of Regents recently. The Center for Measuring University Performance, based at Arizona State University, apparently agrees. A report that will be released in two weeks places the U among the top 25 public research universities based on nine criteria, including total research, National Academy members, faculty awards, doctorates awarded and postdoctoral appointees. The U's research funding and commercialization activities in 2014 portends continued success, Herman said. "If you look … [Read more...] about U research jumps into the big time
Sunday Snow Potential but Springy Next Weekend Seattle is enduring the coldest winter since 1985 - the city saw over 7 inches of snow in February, compared with .3 inches at MSP. "It's been fairly mild and quiet" I explained. "Just a couple of tornadoes". New England is shivering through record cold; the biggest snowstorm of the winter season may hit the northeast on Tuesday with 1-2 foot amounts and blizzard conditions just inland. So much for the early bloom of cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. Today is the better travel day in Minnesota with mid-20s and a generous smear of clouds. Sunday's clipper looks more impressive, probably "plowable". A band of 2-5 inches of snow may set up close to the metro Sunday PM into Monday AM. A Winter Storm Watch is posted for Sunday. Don't write off winter just yet. 40s return late next week - 50s to near 60F again next weekend as spring regains its bounce! 84-hour 12 KM NAM Future Radar product: NOAA and Tropicaltidbits.com. Significant Clipping. … [Read more...] about Storm Watch