By Adam Skolnik The New York Times Sun., Nov. 11, 2018 PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — A weather window opened on Halloween morning, the typical stiff winds and polar fog relenting, and the flight to Antarctica was cleared for takeoff. For nearly a week, Colin O’Brady, a 33-year-old American adventure athlete, and British army Capt. Louis Rudd, 49, had been waiting in Punta Arenas, Chile, on the Strait of Magellan, near the shattered end of the South American continent. In separate buildings blocks away from each other, they had been immersed in similar tasks: weighing and re-bagging their freeze-dried provisions and sorting through polar-grade gear. Their stashes included sleeping bags good for temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius, portable solar panels, cross-country skis, hand-held satellite phones and modems, and a GPS tracker programmed with way points to lead them step by frozen step across the largest, highest, driest and, by far, coldest … [Read more...] about Two adventurers push each other and past each other to be first to cross Antarctica solo
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Santacruzan, the holy cross prayer procession for mankind’s salvation To match the growing awareness and spirituality of the New Age, we must develop a new level of appreciating the traditional Santacruzan town processions celebrated in May in honor of the Blessed Mother Mary. The personages and symbols of this procession are mixed representation of the country, the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Litany of Our Blessed Mother. The most powerful prayers in the world to Our Lord is through the intercession of the Blessed Mother whose many titles include the “Lord’s Co-Redemptrix.” Thus, the whole Santacruzan procession symbolizes the rosary as the intercessory prayer of the Blessed Mother to help solve the problem of peace and unity. The Santacruzan history of Greenhills Since 1973, I have belonged to the active Ladies Committee from the four Greenhills village associations – North, Northeast, East and West. Yearly, we … [Read more...] about Santacruzan, the holy cross prayer procession for mankind’s salvation
It’s a tropical, ‘Millennial pink’ summer at debenhams Summer is all about the tropics at Debenhams, so it’s tailor-made for our clime and attitude. The British retailer recently launched its spring-summer 2018 collection, and there was something for everyone in the colorful, playful mix. Womenswear According to general manager of Rustan Specialty Concepts, Inc. Catherine Huang, womenswear is the top-selling category at Debenhams, and it’s easy to see why. Women’s accessories are right in step with bags in primary-colored leather and fun shapes like a camera bag. When it comes to shoes, “Blush is the new nude,” says Janice San Pascual, merchandise manager for women’s accessories. “Sometimes we call it millennial pink.” Sneakers and slides come in this youthful hue, while there are classic mules in black for the more mature set. General manager of Rustan Specialty Concepts, Inc. Catherine … [Read more...] about It’s a tropical, ‘Millennial pink’ summer at debenhams
Manchester City's Leroy Sane (in blue) challenges Stoke City's Joe Allen in first-half action in their match at Stoke-on-Trent Monday night. (Reuters photo) MANCHESTER: David Silva scored two magnificent goals as Manchester City moved a step closer to their first Premier League title under Pep Guardiola with a comfortable 2-0 victory at struggling Stoke on Monday. After re-establishing a 16-point lead at the top of the table, the latest victory leaves City still with the potential to clinch the title at the start of next month when they host second-placed local rivals United in the Manchester derby. It took just nine minutes for City to carve open a Stoke side that is looking increasingly certain to suffer relegation this season with every passing week. As has been then case so many times this season, the goal came with devastating pace and precision on the counter-attack after striker Gabriel Jesus had dropped deep and become involved in build-up play. He slipped through a perfect … [Read more...] about Silva double takes Man City a step closer to title
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.