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Some things nice girls don’t do

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first_img By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2013 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… My grandmother dipped snuff.A lot of the women of my childhood dipped snuff.My granny said there wasn’t a thing in the world that couldn’t be made right with a dip of snuff. You Might Like What about the larger scandal? More than 5,000 words into the New York Times Magazine report on everything ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and his wife,… read more Some things nice girls don’t do Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration My life’s plan was to be a snuff dipper, too.But the real fascination with dipping snuff wasn’t the ecstasy that it seemed to bring to life but that you could just haul off and spit anywhere you wanted to.My grandmother didn’t do that. She said it wasn’t civilized. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits She carried a spit cup in her pocketbook and, when the notion hit her, she would unsnap the clamp on her purse, spread it wide open, lean over and spit in the pocketbook in the cup, real civilized-like.Amos, Eunice and Lizzy lived in the tenant house right behind our house. They all dipped. Every afternoon, they would sit out on the front porch, dippin’ and spittin’.The spit bush was at the far end of the porch and that’s where they directed all their “talents.” No matter where they sat on the porch, they could hit the spit bush from any distance and any angle. It was an amazing thing.I was a pretty good spitter because I had a gap between my teeth that acted kind of like the sight on my BB gun. Mama said it wasn’t nice for little girls to spit. But the boys spit all the time. Boys could do a lot of fun things that it wasn’t nice for little girls to do. Sponsored Content I wanted to spit and my best chance of doing so was to dip snuff.Plain ol’ spitting was a sin.We learned in Sunday school that when Jesus was on the cross those mean people spit on him. And right then and there, God made spitting a sin. If you spit on anybody, the devil would put his forked tail in you and you would have to be especially good all the rest of your life or the devil would keep you for his own.There wasn’t any way I could sneak snuff out of my grandmother’s pocketbook but Tince said she could get all the snuff she wanted from Amos. He had cans sitting around all around the house.We went out in the pasture and found a spot on top of the hill where we could take a dip and then stretch out on our backs and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky.Tince opened the can, tapped out a dip in the lid, pulled out her lip and filled it full. She tapped out another lid full and I pulled out my bottom lip and she filled it full.I didn’t quite get to the tonguing part of the dipping. I went into the full-blown spittin’ part … with some masterful gagging in between.That day, I learned a hard lesson. Your body does not generate enough spit to cleanse your mouth of a dip of snuff.On that bright sunny, spring afternoon, I realized Mama was right. There are some things that nice little girls just don’t do. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Younger shoppers key to high street bakers’ future

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first_imgHigh street bakers need to target young consumers, adapting range and approach, to ensure long-term survival, according to new independent research supplied exclusively to British Baker.Currently, retail bakers have a loyal but ageing and low-spending customer base, says the report from Management Horizons Europe, commissioned by ingredients supplier BakeMark UK.The typical customer in a retail bakery falls into the over-50s age group, visits once a week (74%) and buys something every visit (94%), with an average spend of £2.85.Those aged 18-30, who often fall into the ’cash-rich, time-poor’ bracket and are willing to trade up to high quality, convenient products, account for just 21% of customers.The findings, based on exit surveys, one-to-one interviews with bakers and discussion groups, suggest that bakers need to develop more food-to-go ranges, speciality breads, healthy breads, innovative shop interiors and promotions.’Eat now’ lines were considered crucial to attracting younger consumers, with 89% of younger (18-24) consumers surveyed saying they would eat their purchase from the bakery immediately, while older customers were more likely to take it home.The report says sandwiches are now bakeries’ most profitable line and that bakers have 20.2% of the sandwich market.Consumers surveyed had a high opinion of sandwiches from the local bakery. Many said they would also welcome the opportunity to select from chiller cabinets displaying freshly made sandwiches.Meal deals were popular among lunchtime shoppers, yet 76% of people said they did not see any special offers or deals in their local bakers – underpinning a perception that bakers do not always offer value.Bakers also need to improve their in-store advertising to ensure consumers take advantage of deals – and encourage repeat business, the report suggests.The research found that bakers are shying away from putting a premium on prices, despite superiority in freshness and quality. Those that have, often find a positive reception. One baker noted: “People will pay twice the price of a supermarket for my product.”last_img read more

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Hazard Targets EPL Top Four Finish with Chelsea

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first_img“It was a good response to the two losses… We have great players and we need to finish in the top four at the end of the season, that’s our target,” Hazard told the club’s website. (www.chelseafc.com)“We have 11 games to play between now and then and we have to give everything to achieve that.”The Champions League and FA Cup are Chelsea’s only chances of winning a trophy this season as their gap to City appears to be insurmountable.Hazard, 27, called for his teammates to be united as Chelsea push towards achieving consistent results with the hopes of winning at least one trophy this season.“We are all together,” Hazard said. “We have to work and win games. When you play for Chelsea you have to put this in your mind and give everything on the pitch.“We need to be in the top four, for the Champions League next season, and it would be good if we can take the FA Cup. We are also in the Champions League, it’s not easy to win the Champions League but we will go for everything.“We have three months to play until the end of the season and we have to give everything to reach our targets… the target has to be to win trophies.”Chelsea host Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday before the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie against Barcelona on Tuesday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea must strive to finish in the Premier League’s top four and secure Champions League football for next season, playmaker Eden Hazard has said as the London outfit got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.The champions have failed to replicate last season’s dominance, winning just three of their last 11 matches across all competitions to sit fourth in the league, 19 points behind leaders Manchester City, and eliminated from the League Cup.Hazard scored a brace to lead Chelsea to a much-needed win over West Brom after consecutive league defeats by Bournemouth and Watford, and the Belgian is keen for the club to maintain their momentum throughout the rest of the campaign.last_img read more

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Cameroon athletes vanish from Commonwealth Games

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first_imgGold Coast, Australia | AFP | A total of eight athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon are now missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday.Three weightlifters and two boxers were initially reported to Australian police after not being seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning to Cameroon.Cameroon press attache Simon Molombe told AFP the number of missing athletes had risen to eight — one third of the country’s 24-strong team.“It came as a complete surprise,” he said. “We have no idea where they are. The matter is in the hands of the police.“There were no worries this kind of thing might happen,” he insisted. “We continue to cooperate with the police.”Australian Border Force were searching for weightlifters Olivier Matam Matam, Arcangeline Fouodji and Petit David Minkoumba and boxers Ndzie Tchoyi and Simplice Fotsala after they apparently fled.Three more boxers have since vanished, sparking an Australian Border Force manhunt.Cameroon team manager Victor Agbor Nso told local media he had been in contact with the police.Commonwealth Games organisers called for competitors to respect the law, mindful of the fact that more than 100 athletes overstayed their visas at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “We would appreciate them sticking within the law, enjoying themselves, but sticking within the law,” organising committee boss Peter Beattie told reporters.“That includes Cameroon and any other athletes. And if they are thinking of doing anything other, I would encourage them not to.”Before the Games opened on April 4, Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned that athletes would be closely monitored to ensure they did not overstay their visas and that they returned home after competition ended.“It’s obviously disappointing that some athletes who have come to compete, didn’t compete as scheduled,” said Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg.“It’s important to remember that these athletes are guests here in Australia at this time, they are still within their visas, they have a right to travel freely,” he added.“But this is obviously an issue that Team Cameroon is monitoring very, very closely.“Until it becomes a real issue in terms of visas and so forth we would obviously have to take that very seriously.”Cameroon, in central Africa, is suffering from civil unrest after a military crackdown on English-speaking separatists.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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The Two River Times Wins Top Advertising Award

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first_imgThe Two River Times won the New Jersey Press Association’s top advertising award, the O’B, at the annual 2014 Newspaper Contest held Thursday at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, NJ.The ad was selected by the NJPA judges after considering the top winners across 62 categories. It was in the running for the O’B because it was selected for First Place, Best Newspaper Promotion or House Ad category.The winning advertisement is a full-page photo essay depicting life in Monmouth County, and was designed by Production Manager Chris Draper. Photographer Scott Longfield’s photos are of a father and son framed by the dazzling lights of a nighttime summer fair, lacrosse players skirmishing, a surfer and performers on stage. The copy read, “The website that is all about you. Your Community. Online daily. In print weekly. tworivertimes.com. Community matters.”A judge said, “Fantastic pictures – gives people a reason to log on!”Draper, who has worked at the weekly for 11 years, said, “Like everything at the TRT the award was a team effort. It’s an awesome looking trophy and I’m glad we’ll get to keep it in the office for a year.”The O’B is affectionately named for the NJPA’s Foundation Director John O’Brien, who long served as the association’s executive director. He was known to all as “O’B.”  The trophy, which is mounted on a huge pedestal in a wink to the Academy Awards, has been traveling to different member newspapers for over a decade. According to the NJPA’s Peggy Arbitell, newsroom staff have a little fun documenting how they dress the statue during the year, or photograph it on their vacations and at company picnics, to share on the NJPA.org’s website.The paper also won the following 2nd place awards, as chosen by the Hoosier State Press Association, who did the judging this year:Best Ad for Retail Business: VerandaBest Restaurant/Entertainment Ad- color: Angelica’sPackaging the News – Special Issue: TRTastings; Paint the Town PinkResponsible Journalism – Enterprise: Working by MoonlightReporting- Writing & Illustration – Special Subject Writing: Couple Serve God, Church Community Togetherand third place for Reporting- Writing & Illustration – Environmental- Health & Science Writing: Cool Spring Brings Tough Allergy Season— By Christina Johnsonlast_img read more

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Little Bugs with Mighty Powers

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first_img(Visited 576 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Bugs so small you could step on them, but if we were their size, we could never do what they do.G-ForceThis Beetle Can Withstand 40 Times More G-Force Than a Fighter Pilot (National Geographic). Ever watched a click beetle? Maybe not since you were a kid. These amazing beetles can leap up into the air and right themselves when they have fallen on their backs. Liz Langley writes, “Click beetles are among nature’s many unsung acrobats with clever strategies for escape.” There are 900 species of click beetles that use this trick. Here’s how it works:When threatened, the insect will contract a hinge that holds together two segments of its body, says Gal Ribak of Tel-Aviv University’s Biomechanics of Animal Locomotion Laboratory.Releasing that elastic energy causes an audible click and accelerates the beetles into the air at 380 times the force of gravity—leaving predators mystified.Langley includes accounts of other animals that are “aerialists that perform amazing airborne feats—sometimes with no feets at all.” A Moroccan spider named flic flac, for instance, can cartwheel away from danger, even going uphill. And a spider in Trinidad can whirl in circles so fast, it looks like a blur to the human eye. The article briefly mentions birds that walk down tree trunks, flying rays, pirouetting sharks, and has a 32-photo gallery of various leaping animals, including birds, fish and mammals.Magnetic NavigationNavigating with the sixth sense: desert ants sense Earth’s magnetic field (University of Würzburg). It’s unbelievable enough that salmon and sea turtles could navigate by the earth’s magnetic field, but ants? Such tiny insects; how do they do it? Researchers at the University of Würzburg, using controlled magnetic conditions, found that they indeed can. The details can be read in an open-access paper in Current Biology. The press release says,Desert ants (Cataglyphis) spend the first weeks of their life exclusively in their dark underground nest. For around four weeks, they nurse the queen and the brood, dig tunnels, build chambers or tidy up. At some point, they leave the nest to start their outdoor career, working as foragers until their death.Before an ant sets out to forage, it has to calibrate its navigational system, however. For this purpose, the insects exhibit a rather peculiar behaviour during two to three days: They perform so-called learning walks to explore the vicinity of the nest entrance and frequently turn about their vertical body axes while doing so. High-speed video recordings show that the ants stop repeatedly during these pirouetting motions. What is special about the longest of these stopping phases is that at this moment the ants always look back precisely to the nest entrance, although they are unable to see the tiny hole in the ground.Researchers from the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg have now made the surprising discovery that the desert ant uses the Earth’s magnetic field as orientation cue during these calibration trips. This ability had been previously unknown for desert ants.Dragonfly (Corel Professional Photos)AerogelWorld’s oldest insect inspires a new generation of aerogels (Newcastle University). When dragonflies complete their metamorphosis, their wings come out out like jelly, but within minutes they expand and become completely dry. Inspired by what they saw, the wizards at Newcastle University designed an aerogel that mimics the dragonfly’s secret. They tell how they did it, but more interesting are the dragonflies themselves. If they evolved, like this article claims, it means that some of the most advanced insect flyers just popped into existence without ancestors.“These ancient insects were around long before the dinosaurs evolved,“ explains Dejan Kulijer, from the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.“They are one of the oldest insect groups to take flight and include the largest insect that ever lived – the Griffenfly – that had a wingspan of more than 70 cm” [28 inches].Their wings are a porous, layered structure similar to an aerogel and are so strong and light they can carry the insect up to 30 miles in an hour.“A dragonfly’s wings are an ultralight aerogel – making up less than 2% of the insect’s total body weight – and yet they are so strong they can carry the insect thousands of miles across oceans and between continents,” says Dr Šiller, who worked on the research together with colleagues from Newcastle University, Durham University and Limerick University, Ireland, as well as experts from the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Jumps and LeapsWhy a robot can’t yet outjump a flea: How small creatures generate world’s fastest snaps, jumps and punches (Duke University Today). No robot designer has been able to imitate the mighty leap of the tiny flea. These insects jump so fast and far, they seem to vanish from sight. The opening of this fun article shows a flea jumping in slow motion, but mentions that it’s not the only champion in the animal olympics. Here are more challengers for robot designers:Take the smashing mantis shrimp, a small crustacean not much bigger than a thumb. Its hammer-like mouthparts can repeatedly deliver 69-mile-per-hour wallops more than 100 times faster than the blink of an eye to break open hard snail shells.Or the unassuming trap-jaw ant: In a zero-to-60 matchup, even the fastest dragster would have little chance against its snapping mandibles, which reach speeds of more than 140 miles per hour in less than a millisecond to nab their prey.One of the fastest accelerations known on Earth is the hydra’s sting. These soft-bodied aquatic creatures defend themselves with help from capsules along their tentacles that act like pressurized balloons. When triggered, they fire a barrage of microscopic poison spears that briefly accelerate 100 times faster than a bullet.Another video clip in the article shows a trap-jaw ant launching itself into the air with its mandible. It had to be filmed at 3,000 frames per second to see the action. Also praised in the article are the chameleon, the Venus flytrap, and the froghopper:A short-legged insect called the froghopper, for example, has a bow-like structure called the pleural arch that acts like a spring. Latch-like protrusions on their legs control its release, allowing them to leap more than 100 times their body length despite their short legs. A person with that much power could jump nearly two football fields.Each of these feats, the article explains, doesn’t require muscle action. They work with spring-loaded parts that fire like a taut bowstring. The paper in Science Magazine delves into “The principles of cascading power limits in small, fast biological and engineered systems,” describing a new model designed at Duke to explain the power requirements and specifications for such powerful leaps. The press release explains why robot makers can’t yet match these natural achievements:The model has major implications for engineers. It suggests that robots can’t yet outjump a flea in part because such quick, repeatable movements require components to be exquisitely fine-tuned to each other.Don’t tell the Discovery Institute. Incidentally, a new species of fossil dragonfly was named after the Revolutionary, Dr Michael Behe (Evolution News).The wonders of nature inspire kids. The wonders of nature inspire adults. The wonders of nature inspire scientists and engineers. Anyone left out? There is one thing that reduces inspiration, like poking a hole in a hot air balloon. It’s the idea that these wonders just happened by chance. Darwinian hot air is not sufficient to substitute for the fires of inspiration lit by the wonders of nature. Keep those Darwinists with their spears away from the big, beautiful balloon celebration.Credit: J.B. Greenelast_img read more

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Mandela was a ‘giant for justice’: UN chief

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first_img10 December 2013 Nelson Mandela was a “giant for justice”, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Monday. Ban, who was due to join some 70 heads of state at the memorial service for Mandela at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Tuesday, said Mandela’s “principled stand in defense of the fundamental equality of all human beings was decisive in dismantling the system of apartheid. “His remarkable compassion upon his release from prison after 27 years set South Africa immediately on a path of dialogue and reconciliation,” Ban said. “He was a giant for justice, equality and human rights.” Mandela died last Thursday after a long battle with a lung infection. The late human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, international peacemaker and first democratically elected president of South Africa was 95. Ban said Mandela was more than one of the world’s greatest leaders. “He was a teacher, and he taught and practised by example.” Recalling the first time he met Mandela, during an official visit to South Africa in February 2009, Ban said he had “wanted to say a few words of thanks for what he was doing for humanity. [Mandela’s] response has stayed with me ever since. He said: ‘Well, it’s not only me, there were hundreds and hundreds of known and unknown people who fought for the same cause. “I was so deeply moved and touched. What he said has guided me ever since,” Ban said. “The people of South Africa and the whole world have lost a hero. May Nelson Mandela rest in peace.” The secretary-general also visited Mandela’s residence, where he offered his condolences to the former president’s family. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Abattoir ban stumps cricket units

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#KicksStalker: Irving gifts special Kyrie 3, jersey to military personnel

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kia sends disgruntled Revilla to Phoenix for Grimaldo, pick Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img The Kyrie 3 Irving gave away was a special colorway dedicated to his mother Elizabeth and features a rose pattern and a “mom” lettering on the tongue.This wasn’t the first time Irving gave away his shoes to the members of the audience.Irving did it in the preseason when he gave his sneakers and jersey to a fan in Charlotte.He again hamnded his game-worn sneakers to a grade-schooler in the Boston’s season-opener in Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa On military appreciation night in Brooklyn, @KyrieIrving wanted to thank some soldiers in attendance himself pic.twitter.com/s7Hk6D9Pog— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 15, 2017Kyrie Irving gave away another pair of his Nike Kyrie 3s, and this time both the shoes and the recipients are of utmost importance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe masked Irving, after leading the Boston Celtics to a 109-102 road victory over the Brooklyn Nets, saw two members of the military in the audience for the home teams’ military appreciation night and proceeded to make their days instantly better.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Irving gave one of the ladies his game-worn jersey while giving the other a special makeup of his Kyrie 3.last_img read more

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Ind vs WI: India’s top performers

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