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#1421  Postby aliihsanasl » Mar 13, 2020 5:11 pm

great rescue but very risky it is a oil well

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#1422  Postby Macdoc » Mar 16, 2020 1:01 am

:clap: Offset to the dismal news cycle

Bee lawns generate national buzz
by Ben Streeter

Bees are excellent dancers. When a forager bee alights upon an Eden of pollen and nectar, it goes home to tell its hive mates. The greater the intensity of the dance, the richer the source of food being indicated.

In Minnesota, more bees are going to be dancing intensely this spring.

Researchers have found that homeowners who seed their lawns with a special grass mix can feed dozens of species of bees that would otherwise go hungry. So, beginning this spring, Minnesota will pay thousands of residents to plant "bee lawns" under a new state program that has attracted attention from other states. Each homeowner will get as much as $350 to do the work.


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#1423  Postby Macdoc » Mar 27, 2020 10:21 pm

Not a lot of feelgood about but this is good

Calgary restaurants are closing, maybe for good. Their final mission? Feed those who need it most
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By Alex BoydCalgary Bureau
Fri., March 27, 2020timer4 min. read


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#1424  Postby Alan C » Mar 29, 2020 9:05 am

What is it about golden retrievers?

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#1425  Postby Cito di Pense » Mar 29, 2020 9:39 am

Alan C wrote:What is it about golden retrievers?


They're not quite as dumb as Irish setters. Nudge, nudge.
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#1426  Postby Hermit » Mar 29, 2020 9:49 am

Nothing special about them. Youtube is full of clips showing dogs of various species pile into mounds of leaves. Three examples:





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#1427  Postby Alan C » Mar 29, 2020 8:07 pm

At the risk of a derail there is also this;

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#1428  Postby Macdoc » Mar 29, 2020 8:44 pm

:thumbup: laughs are good.
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#1429  Postby Fallible » Mar 29, 2020 8:49 pm

Bahahaha, that is exactly what my two would be like.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#1430  Postby Macdoc » Mar 31, 2020 3:02 am

A Minnesota trooper pulled over a doctor for speeding. Then he gave her his N95 medical masks
By Alaa Elassar, CNN
Updated 2:25 PM ET, Mon March 30, 2020


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#1431  Postby Macdoc » Apr 01, 2020 4:04 am

Makers rally to the cause

Coronavirus: 3D-printer owners rally to create NHS face masks
8 hours ago

3D-printed equipment is being transported to health workers around the country
Some 1,400 3D-printer owners have pledged to use their machines to help make face shields for the NHS.
Started by palliative-medicine doctor James Coxon, the 3DCrowd UK group is now looking to recruit more volunteers.
It says thousands of its 3D-printed masks have already been made and donated to hospitals, GPs, pharmacies, paramedics and social-care practices.
Healthcare workers say they are having to put themselves at risk because of a lack of personal protective equipment.
“We are basically asking all the people around the country with 3D printers to join our project to create face shields for hospitals and other health workers,” said Gen Ashley from 3DCrowd UK.
“We also need volunteers to help distribute the masks and donations from companies and the public to pay for materials and distribution costs.”


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#1432  Postby Macdoc » Apr 05, 2020 7:21 am

Amélie Kretz is swimming to Tokyo, tethered by a rope in her parents' garage

'My social media is kind of blowing up,' says Olympian after parents let her set up indoor pool

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Olympic triathlete Amélie Kretz spent $350 to build her own endless pool in her parents garage in Sainte-Thérèse, Que., so she could continue to train during the COVID-19 lockdown. (Submitted by Amélie Kretz)



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:thumbup: chilly set up in Quebec in early spring ...bet her heating bill is up there.
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#1433  Postby DougC » Apr 06, 2020 5:58 am

Spare a thought for the nutter's who usually walk around town with 'The End is Nigh' placards.

The world looks as though the end IS nigh, and they are stuck indoors like the rest of us.
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#1434  Postby Macdoc » Apr 07, 2020 11:43 pm

Volunteers fixed 20,000 N95 masks for Memphis hospital in a weekend

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#1435  Postby Macdoc » Apr 10, 2020 1:07 am

:thumbup:
A Georgia bar owner removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to the walls to give to her unemployed staff


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#1436  Postby Macdoc » Apr 10, 2020 1:56 am

Camera lost for eight years found in five hours through power of social media
ABC Far North By Brendan Mounter
Posted earlier today at 2:56am
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When Andrew Clough lost his digital camera on a far north Queensland rafting trip in 2012, he had no idea it would become a modern-day 'message in a bottle'.

The Brisbane man and his son capsized on the North Johnstone River, east of Innisfail, and the camera sank to the bottom.

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#1437  Postby blindfaith » Apr 10, 2020 6:10 pm

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(CNN) — People in the northern Indian state of Punjab are reacting with awe at the sight of the Himalayan mountain range, which is now visible from more than 100 miles away due to the reduction in air pollution caused by the country's coronavirus lockdown.
Indians in the city of Jalandhar and the surrounding area have posted photos online of the views from their homes, with some saying they haven't seen the peaks of the Himalayas for decades.
"For the first time in almost 30 years (I) could clearly see the Himalayas due to India's lockdown clearing air pollution. Just amazing," Manjit Kang wrote.


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#1438  Postby Macdoc » Apr 15, 2020 11:08 am

War hero Tom Moore, 99, raises £2,000,000 for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/14/war-hero ... to=cbshare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/


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#1439  Postby Macdoc » Apr 16, 2020 10:27 am

:clap: :cheers: Make that £12m !!!!!!! aand a petition for a knighthood

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By 11:00 BST, Capt Tom's JustGiving page, which temporarily crashed shortly after he finished the challenge, was showing donations of more than £12.5m.

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#1440  Postby Fallible » Apr 16, 2020 6:27 pm

15 million.
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