Look up site – Myrlina Hermes http://myrlinahermes.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 02:20:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://myrlinahermes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6-150x150.png Look up site – Myrlina Hermes http://myrlinahermes.com/ 32 32 Colorado Rockies roster shakeup puts Brian Serven in line for MLB debut https://myrlinahermes.com/colorado-rockies-roster-shakeup-puts-brian-serven-in-line-for-mlb-debut/ Tue, 17 May 2022 23:42:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/colorado-rockies-roster-shakeup-puts-brian-serven-in-line-for-mlb-debut/ Brian Serven has shown he can produce at the minor league level. Now the Colorado Rockies are going to give him a chance to show what he can do by working with and beating against MLB pitchers. Serven, 27, was at the Colorado Rockies clubhouse on Tuesday before the Rockies and San Francisco Giants continued […]]]>

Brian Serven has shown he can produce at the minor league level. Now the Colorado Rockies are going to give him a chance to show what he can do by working with and beating against MLB pitchers.

Serven, 27, was at the Colorado Rockies clubhouse on Tuesday before the Rockies and San Francisco Giants continued their streak at Coors Field. He is expected to make his MLB debut on Wednesday afternoon when he takes his place behind the plate as Kyle Freeland (a pitcher with whom he has plenty of experience in several spring trainings) takes the mound in the final against San Francisco.

Of course, Serven could potentially be used Tuesday night in a hitting or defensive backup role, but he’ll likely have his first MLB at bat on Wednesday morning.

What can Brian Serven bring to the Colorado Rockies?

This year, in 77 at bats with the Albuquerque Triple-A Isotopes, Serven has cut .273/.406/.506 with five home runs and 11 RBIs. He also walked (16) more times than he punched (15).

“Brian was playing and doing really well,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “Hopefully he can continue his game in major league games. We also have great reports from our minor league player development managers on the defensive side.

Serven said he was told of his first-ever MLB call-up by manager Warren Schaeffer and hitting coach Jordan Pacheco while dining in Salt Lake City where the Isotopes were scheduled to face the Bees.

“I was in shock immediately,” Serven said. “Then I called my parents and kinda broke down after that.”

Serven flew to Denver Tuesday morning and was focused on teaching the Rockies pitchers before the game.

With Serven now on the active roster, the Rockies sent wide receiver Dom Nuñez to Triple-A. Black said the move was a way to ensure Nuñez got regular hits, something he wasn’t playing behind Elias Díaz in Colorado.

“Dom has just over 30 plate appearances this season,” Black said, referring to the 36 at-bats in 12 games won by the 27-year-old Nuñez. “And look at the second half of last year (Nuñez had 76 at-bats after the All-Star break as Díaz warmed up and became a fixture for the Rockies). His at-bats weren’t many, so I think we just said, “Let Dom play.”

Black said he expected Nuñez to see a lot of action for the Isotopes, starting Tuesday night in Salt Lake through the series finale with the Bees on Sunday.

Both Serven and Nuñez spent time with the Rockies at their alternate site during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Additionally, Serven will be the second Rockies prospect to make his MLB debut this season, with Elehuris Montero going 2-for-4 in his first MLB action on May 1.

Meanwhile, the Rockies placed starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain. Reliever Justin Lawrence was recalled from Triple-A to take Senzatela’s spot on the roster.

Black will have some decisions to make with the rotation on Sunday when Senzatela’s spot comes up. However, Chad Kuhl, starting Tuesday, could fit in, with Thursday’s day off keeping him on his regular pitching schedule.

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Fun things to do for you and your family in Cape May, New Jersey https://myrlinahermes.com/fun-things-to-do-for-you-and-your-family-in-cape-may-new-jersey/ Sat, 14 May 2022 15:23:12 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/fun-things-to-do-for-you-and-your-family-in-cape-may-new-jersey/ Cape May, New Jersey is a wonderful city to visit or stay. We visit often, during all four seasons. My wife Margie coined a phrase over 25 years ago that “a day in Cape May is like a vacation”. There are so many fun and relaxing things to do. This list of fun things to […]]]>

Cape May, New Jersey is a wonderful city to visit or stay.

We visit often, during all four seasons.

My wife Margie coined a phrase over 25 years ago that “a day in Cape May is like a vacation”.

There are so many fun and relaxing things to do. This list of fun things to do in Cape May, New Jersey is just a sampling.

THE BEACH & THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Cape May, New Jersey has miles of beautiful beaches for relaxing or swimming.

The beaches are protected by certified and well-trained lifeguards from the city of Cape May.

Even if you don’t participate in beach activities, the backdrop setting is absolutely magical.

Photo by Bob Progner.

Photo by Bob Progner.

GREAT HOTELS, MOTELS, BED & BREAKFAST

Cape May offers dozens of high quality hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.

The beachfront property above is The Sea Crest Inn, owned by Bob and Cyndi Progner, located directly on iconic Beach Avenue in Cape May, New Jersey.

The main building opened in August 1978, the elevated building was built in 1990. The rooms have been continuously updated over the past 44 years.

La Mer Beachfront Resort – Photo Facebook.

La Mer Beachfront Resort – Photo Facebook.

CAPE MAY’S RESTAURANTS ARE EXCEPTIONAL

Pictured above is the iconic La Mer Beachfront Resort, which has a wonderful restaurant. The dining experience is excellent.

It is located on Beach Avenue in the quiet area of ​​Cape May City.

There are countless incredible food and drink experiences waiting to be enjoyed in Cape May.

Willow Creek Winery & Farm – Facebook photo.

Willow Creek Winery & Farm – Facebook photo.

WILLOW CREEK CELLAR AND FARM

In addition to all aspects of the winery and farm, there are also six cabins, making this a great getaway.

The cottages are surrounded by stunning vineyard views and beautiful gardens.

Cape May Carriage – Facebook photo.

Cape May Carriage – Facebook photo.

HORSEBACK AND CARRIAGE RIDES IN CAP MAY

If you’ve never done this before, it’s a wonderful experience. It’s a combination of elegance, paired with a sense of throwing back time, before motorized cars became the most common form of travel.

The handsome horse above is called Ranger. He is so majestic.

SHOPPING AT WASHINGTON STREET MALL

There are literally dozens of stores that seem to have something for everyone in the family.

Restaurants, clothing, children’s toys, ice cream parlors and much more.

You just park and shop. It’s so simple.

THE SUN SETTING ON THE BEACH

We love Sunset Beach.

You can:

  • Have a quick meal.
  • Gift shop with something for everyone.
  • Look at the “concrete ship” in the ocean, just off the coast.
  • Miniature Golf.
  • Hunt the “sea glass” of Cape May.

During the summer, every day at sunset, the Hume family (owners of Sunset Beach) hold a wonderful patriotic ceremony in which the flag of the United States is lowered with dignity and respect.

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts – Facebook photo.

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts – Facebook photo.

MID-ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS TROLLEY TOURS

The perfect way to relax and visit Cape May at the same time.

Just hop on the tram and you can see all the beautiful seaside homes, various mansions and historical sites.

It’s a great family activity.

The ticket office for the various trolley tours is located at the Washington Street Mall.

ANTIQUE PURCHASES

There are many antique shops in Cape May. You will come across so many interesting and diverse items.

  • Clothes
  • Furniture
  • vintage signs
  • Jewelry
  • Collectibles

And more.

VISIT OF THE EMLEN PHYSICK DOMAINE

The rich history of Dr. Physick and this area makes it a great family activity and your.

Tours are led by very knowledgeable people, dressed in late 1800s clothing.

The Physick Estate was built in 1879. It is an 18-room mansion considered an architectural marvel.

During this incredible tour, you will feel like you have been transported back to the late 1800s. This is a really fun activity.

CLOSING COMMENT:

From our family to yours…you can create many enjoyable and memorable experiences in beautiful Cape May.

We hope you enjoyed our list of fun things you can do in Cape May.

Now go create those wonderful memories for you and yours.

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What do ultrasound images find in superficial lumps and bumps? https://myrlinahermes.com/what-do-ultrasound-images-find-in-superficial-lumps-and-bumps/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:26:23 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/what-do-ultrasound-images-find-in-superficial-lumps-and-bumps/ A conference consensus statement on ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissue masses is intended to help radiologists and other clinicians differentiate between benign lumps and lumps, those that require further investigation, and those that require immediate management. This article will guide clinicians in their diagnosis and management and provide information on next steps after initial […]]]>

A conference consensus statement on ultrasound imaging of superficial soft tissue masses is intended to help radiologists and other clinicians differentiate between benign lumps and lumps, those that require further investigation, and those that require immediate management.

This article will guide clinicians in their diagnosis and management and provide information on next steps after initial ultrasound imaging, explained Nirvikar Dahiya, MD, associate professor of radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and radiology consultant at Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. Dahiya is a board member of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and one of the study’s authors.

“In many cases, ultrasound can confidently diagnose benign lesions,” Dahiya said in an interview with Medscape Medical News. “If it looks a bit concerning on the ultrasound, then the question is what to do next. Should there be a CT scan or an MRI or a biopsy? All of these questions got us thinking about doing this exercise and hopefully -the, will provide clinicians and imagers with a roadmap for proper management.

The statement was released by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound in Radiology. The panel convened by the company was made up of specialists in radiology, orthopedic surgery and pathology.

The document presents recommendations for superficial soft tissue masses that are based on current literature and common practice strategies. Specifically, it examines commonly detected masses and provides management recommendations when findings are typical or atypical.

For example, a lipoma is a benign soft tissue mass that would not require further investigation or management, but if the lipoma had a large amount of vascularity or other atypical features, it could signal underlying cancer, a explained Dahiya.

“If there’s a lot of blood flow, we’d be concerned because heavy blood flow to a lipoma means it could be malignant,” he said. “A malignant tumor requires very quick actions.”

A limitation of the statement is that it does not provide guidance on lesions that are not superficial, Dahiya said. “We haven’t addressed deep fascia damage, or intramuscular damage that can present as lumps and bumps, or even bone damage that can present as a lump.”

The article made recommendations for atypical findings in several of the soft tissue masses to perform contrast-enhanced MRI as an additional imaging step.

A challenge in later diagnosis with atypical findings is that contrast-enhanced MRI may not be standard practice in imaging departments at many healthcare facilities compared to non-contrast MRI, Dahiya noted. .

“The rationale for contrast MRI is that once you’ve found an atypical finding on ultrasound, you’ve already upped the ante in terms of diagnosis, and you might as well refer that person to a place that offers contrast-enhanced MRI,” he said.

The consensus document reinforces the need for appropriate imaging, said Christopher Fung, MD, assistant clinical professor, Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, and diagnostic imaging site lead at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

“We see a lot [superficial soft-tissue masses] which frankly don’t need any other imagery,” said Fung, who is not the author of the article. “I think this article tries to solve this problem.

Additionally, the consensus statement would act as a decision tool for clinicians unsure of what to do next when faced with atypical findings, Fung pointed out.

“The general radiologist may not know if what they’re looking at is lymphoma or if it’s an epidermal inclusion cyst,” Fung said. “It can be difficult to research the classic results and remember what you learned in residency. It’s a great reference material. There was a gap or a void in terms of a simple, straightforward document.”

Dr. Dahiya had no relevant disclosure. Dr. Fung is a Radiologist partner of Medical Imaging Consultants and stakeholder of Mikata Health.

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Berks officials say e-voting books ready to roll out countywide https://myrlinahermes.com/berks-officials-say-e-voting-books-ready-to-roll-out-countywide/ Mon, 09 May 2022 16:21:29 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/berks-officials-say-e-voting-books-ready-to-roll-out-countywide/ Berks County will be rolling out new electronic ballot books for the upcoming primary election. The electronic poll books, updated in real time on a closed system, resemble an electronic tablet. They are loaded with the complete list of registered voters for a particular constituency and will replace the paper lists of registered voters in […]]]>

Berks County will be rolling out new electronic ballot books for the upcoming primary election.

The electronic poll books, updated in real time on a closed system, resemble an electronic tablet. They are loaded with the complete list of registered voters for a particular constituency and will replace the paper lists of registered voters in each constituency on Election Day.

Berks County officials said the electronic ballot books will allow poll workers to quickly identify a voter’s status. (Courtesy of Berks County)

When voters arrive at the polls, they will provide their name to a poll worker, who can search for them by name or date of birth. Voters can also provide their driver’s license to the poll worker to scan the barcode on the back for immediate access to their information. The poll worker will then review the voter’s information and return the screen to the poll book for the voter to sign with their finger or a stylus. The poll worker will then review the signature with the signature recorded for the elector.

Stephanie M. Weaver, county public relations officer, said e-books allow poll workers to quickly identify a voter’s status. A message will be displayed if the voter needs to verify their identity, if they are at the wrong polling station, if they received an absentee ballot, or if they need further assistance. The electronic poll book also provides instructions to poll workers on how to remedy the situation or whether to continue with a provisional ballot.

And because the electronic poll books contain the full list of registered voters for that riding, there will no longer be separate lines for voters based on the first letter of their last name. All voters can register in any of the registers available at their polling place, which should further reduce queues and waiting times.

County commissioners last year purchased 440 electronic ballot books for $1.1 million from Election Systems & Software. The devices have been certified by state election officials, but counties have been encouraged to try them on a pilot basis before widespread implementation.

So the county piloted the books to five polling places last fall.

Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt said the state’s directive benefited the county by allowing more time to find appropriate storage for the devices and train election officials on how to use them.

Stacks of ballot papers.  At the Berks County Election Services Office in Reading, PA on Tuesday afternoon November 16, 2021, where county employees are working to finalize recent election results.  (BEN HASTY??
Printed ballot books are being replaced with electronic ballot books in the May 17 primary election in Berks County. Officials say printed versions will be available as a last resort. (EAGLE READER)

Weaver said the limited start has gone well, so the county is moving forward with its plan to roll out across all precincts for the May 17 primary election. She said each precinct will have at least two electronic poll books on site, except for the new Morgan location, which will only have one because only a handful of voters reside in the borough.

Weaver added that there are 11 additional books that can be delivered to a precinct in the event of a technical issue and that representatives from Election Systems & Software will be available to assist any poll workers who may need help.

As this is the first time the books will be used in all constituencies, the Electoral Commission voted in April to have poll books printed in each constituency as a last resort. They said they hoped this would be the last time the county will have to print the books.

Weaver said that in addition to speeding up the voting process, the digital books will result in cost savings for the county because they require less work for workers after the polls close.

She said the election services team spends countless hours scanning printed ballot books after each election to send the state information about who voted. With the new machines, she said they will be able to easily download a list of who went to vote, which will speed things up and reduce the manual work required.

Weaver said training poll workers was a key focus ahead of Election Day.

What can electronic poll books do?

• Allows electors to sign in electronically.

• Enables poll workers to easily redirect voters from the wrong location to the correct polling station.

• Scans a license to extract voter information, avoiding data entry errors.

• Allows poll workers to search for voters across the county. This can reduce the time spent verifying voters, one of the bottlenecks in the voting process.

• Notifies poll workers if an elector has already voted by mail.

• Produces participation numbers and lists of those who voted.

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Abortion rights activists in the United States can learn from recent advances in abortion access in Latin America https://myrlinahermes.com/abortion-rights-activists-in-the-united-states-can-learn-from-recent-advances-in-abortion-access-in-latin-america/ Sat, 07 May 2022 22:05:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/abortion-rights-activists-in-the-united-states-can-learn-from-recent-advances-in-abortion-access-in-latin-america/ However, this model has changed in recent years. Just as several US states have introduced new barriers to abortion access through various restrictions, some Latin American countries have taken the opposite direction, with an increasing number of countries liberalizing these laws. Laura Gil, a gynecologist and abortion rights activist in Bogota, Colombia, experienced this turnaround […]]]>

However, this model has changed in recent years. Just as several US states have introduced new barriers to abortion access through various restrictions, some Latin American countries have taken the opposite direction, with an increasing number of countries liberalizing these laws.

Laura Gil, a gynecologist and abortion rights activist in Bogota, Colombia, experienced this turnaround firsthand. “I remember we used to meet medical professionals in the United States, and for years they always looked at us with admiration for our fight to expand reproductive rights. Now it’s the opposite,” he said. she told CNN.

The doctor was in Florida for one of those meetings when news of the leak broke on Monday. Her American colleagues were maligned, she said. “They come from an environment where abortion is legal, whereas for us abortion was illegal and now it’s not,” she said.

Colombia’s move follows similar moves recently in Mexico and Argentina, where abortion rights advocates collectively protesting as the ‘green wave’ – the movement’s color of choice – celebrated their victories .

Argentina’s Senate voted to legalize abortion for up to 14 weeks in December 2020, making the country the largest country in Latin America at the time to legalize the practice.
In September, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that criminalizing abortion was unconstitutional, a decision that should set a precedent for the legal status of abortion nationwide, although individual states have advanced at different paces in its implementation.

And last month, after years of legal battles, Ecuador took the first step to liberalize its laws by legalizing abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape up to 12 weeks.

valuable lessons

Now that it looks like things could be turning around, some Latin American activists say they can offer valuable lessons to their American counterparts in advocating for abortion rights.

Giselle Carino, an Argentine political scientist who helped campaign for legal abortion in her country, is now the CEO of New York-based Fos Feminista, a feminist alliance of more than 170 organizations around the world.

“I look at Argentina with a lot of pride, of course, because it was a really democratic effort,” Carino told CNN.

“It took us 20 years, and we had a lot of defeats. When we succeeded, it was because the mobilization was enormous: we talked about abortion at the table, in bars, cafes, and at the same time we managed to put women in positions of power. We elected feminist representatives who would try to broaden our struggle,” she said.

“Those were the two lessons: making abortion mainstream and moving forward through political victories, bit by bit,” she added.

Abortion rights activists celebrate in Buenos Aires after Argentina's Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion for up to 14 weeks in December 2020.
Carino sees Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory as a turning point for abortion rights. “It’s his legacy because, who put those justices on the Supreme Court? It’s a legacy of authoritarianism and attacks on basic human rights. When you elect a leader like Trump, the damage are much deeper than four years in power,” she said. mentioned.

But Carino considers overturning Roe v. Wade as far from a defeat. Instead, she sees it as a call for progressive activists to renew their fight for full reproductive rights and as an opportunity to elect politicians who support those goals in the upcoming US midterm elections.

“America knows how to get people out on the streets, watch Black Lives Matter. Now is the time to elect feminist women leaders,” she said.

Despite the marked gains of the pro-abortion movement in some Latin American countries, activists are still concerned about the fragile state of abortion rights in several countries in their region.

Social justice

Society has long been hostile to women seeking abortions in Latin America, where the Catholic Church remains a major influence, although the influence of Protestant churches is increasingly impacting politics in countries like Brazil. .

In many Latin American countries, women face prosecution and long prison sentences for the procedure – and in some countries, even for a miscarriage.

In El Salvador, for example, Sara Rogel spent nearly 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder after losing her pregnancy in what she said was a fall at home at the age of 22.
Activists in El Salvador demonstrate against gender-based violence and in favor of abortion rights in San Salvador in 2016.

Abortion rights activists fear that this will be the situation in some US states in a few years.

“A great victory for the feminist struggle in Latin America is to show that abortion is a matter of social justice,” says Luisa Kislinger, a Venezuelan abortion rights activist who now lives in the United States.

Venezuela only allows abortion when the life of the pregnant person is in danger, with thousands of clandestine abortions performed each year in the country by people who cannot afford to travel abroad for the procedure, Kislinger told CNN.

While data on illegal abortions is difficult to collect, organizations such as Faldas-R, a Caracas-based NGO that provides counseling to people seeking to terminate their pregnancies, say more than 70% of people seeking their help live in poverty.

“In Venezuela, abortion is effectively prohibited for poor women, and that often means black, indigenous, disabled women…these are all minorities,” Kislinger said.

“That’s exactly what could happen in the United States, because communities like African Americans, Latinos, or migrants often don’t have the resources to get abortions (there too),” she said. declared.

Data from the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, supports this concern.

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Abortion is “increasingly concentrated among low-income women,” according to the group, which says “low-income women without abortion insurance coverage often struggle to find money to pay for the intervention”.

“As a result, they often experience delays in obtaining an abortion or are forced to carry their unwanted pregnancies to term.”

This fall, Latin American abortion rights activists will have all their eyes on Brazil, where presidential candidate and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva recently said everyone should be allowed to abort.

Da Silva and incumbent Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro – who is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion – are set to face off in October’s election. The Brazilian Ministry of Health recognizes that the country is among the 25% of countries with the most restrictive abortion laws.

By the time Brazil chooses its path, in the United States, a federal right to abortion may well be a thing of the past.

This story has been updated to correct Giselle Carino’s craft. She is a political scientist.

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Enjoy the unique wild birds around Lake Conroe https://myrlinahermes.com/enjoy-the-unique-wild-birds-around-lake-conroe/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:38:29 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/enjoy-the-unique-wild-birds-around-lake-conroe/ It’s not uncommon for me to get on my soapbox and rant and rave about the massive destruction in our area caused by people who mindlessly destroy habitat for what seems like nothing more than greed for money and power. However, if you look back in the history of our world and our country, this […]]]>

It’s not uncommon for me to get on my soapbox and rant and rave about the massive destruction in our area caused by people who mindlessly destroy habitat for what seems like nothing more than greed for money and power.

However, if you look back in the history of our world and our country, this is how things have always been. Now, what does this scripture say about “false gods”?

If you want an interesting and informative read that hasn’t been twisted by academia or liberal historians trying to rewrite history, take a look at the book “Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans” by TR Fehrenbach .

Besides the massive destruction by mankind, allow me to highlight some of the beauty of today that I marvel at almost every day where I live at the north end of Lake Conroe.

This year so far I have seen an abundance of beautiful birds around our house and also appearing on the lake. I think we have seen more bald eagles this year than at any time since we moved here over 30 years ago and they are a magnificent sight. We saw plenty of anglers on the lake and in case you haven’t seen them yet, you have a wonderful sight waiting for you.

When you look up and see a large bird in the sky, you will often wonder if it is a buzzard or an eagle? But when you see a bald eagle, you know it’s a bald eagle and there’s no doubt in your mind!

A telling story that distinguishes raptors from soaring buzzards is that when you see a buzzard, their wings form a “V” with their body which is distinctive and easily recognizable. When eagles and hawks soar or fly, their wings are completely flat on their bodies, from tip to tip. You will also notice that eagles are much larger than vultures or other raptors and when you see their white heads and white tails there is no doubt in your mind that you are looking at a bald eagle.

Another point that can be noticed is that the buzzards seem to float lazily in the air, but the eagles, in addition to being much bigger, fly faster and seem to be on a mission. If they are flying level without being particularly in a hurry, they are moving at a speed of about 30 miles per hour. However, if they are hunting, they can dive at speeds of 100 miles per hour.

So far this year it has not been unusual for us to see up to four or more eagles both circling and fishing in an area above the lake; what a view.

This is also true for ospreys (meaning fish hawk) which are large brown raptors with a wing span that can approach six feet, but not as large as a bald eagle which can have a wingspan of wing up to seven and a half feet.

One day not too long ago fishing guide Butch Terpe and I were crappie fishing and it was clear skies and a beautiful day. We both looked up at about the same time and there, flying in the middle of the lake heading north to south, there was an osprey with a big black bass in its talons and the fish was pointing in the same direction the bird was flying. It was a fascinating and wonderful site.

Up where we live, there’s a huge eagle’s nest near the top of a tall pine tree. It looks like a huge platform. There has been a pair nesting in this tree for at least three or four years that I know of and from what I find on bald eagles they mate for life and every year add to the nest from last year. I find them fascinating.

Pelicans can also be seen occasionally on Lake Conroe, usually in the fall and early spring. A few weeks ago I was walking by the lake and there in the creek was a raft of pelicans that would have almost covered a football field. They were mostly white pelicans, but there were a few brown colored ones mixed in with the peloton.

A common sight for me are the great blue herons. Just this morning I saw one of the biggest and most colorful great blue herons wading through the water at our boat dock that I have ever seen, it was beautiful. It’s not uncommon to see one there or anywhere in the shallows as they’re fishing and with the shad running around at the moment and it’s one of their favorite meals.

My wife Pam has a bird feeder on the south side of our house so she can sit in her recliner and watch the myriad of beautiful birds as they eat and bathe in one of her bird baths. ‘birds. At almost any time you can see male and female cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, golden finches and even an occasional rufous woodpecker.

So if you want to take advantage of the bounty of Mother Nature and the birds she offers us, pick up a bird identification book for Southeast Texas and find out what we have here in this area and you you will be able to see some of the most beautiful birds playing right next to your house.

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Himesh Patel shocked by the cast of Don’t Look Up | Entertainment https://myrlinahermes.com/himesh-patel-shocked-by-the-cast-of-dont-look-up-entertainment/ Sun, 01 May 2022 12:16:08 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/himesh-patel-shocked-by-the-cast-of-dont-look-up-entertainment/ Himesh Patel was baffled to be cast alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Don’t Look Up’. The 31-year-old actor is amazed at his success in Hollywood and despite a string of blockbuster movies behind him, he’s still impressed to be among such big names. He said: “When they released the cast list for Don’t […]]]>

Himesh Patel was baffled to be cast alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Don’t Look Up’.

The 31-year-old actor is amazed at his success in Hollywood and despite a string of blockbuster movies behind him, he’s still impressed to be among such big names.

He said: “When they released the cast list for Don’t Look Up, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? And then they pulled out a grid of all of our faces, and mine was there and I was like, “What? What?” And I’m still a bit like that.

Himesh also has a cameo role in ‘Ten Percent’, the British remake of the French comedy ‘Call Me Agent’, with stars such as Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter also making an appearance, and that was another project for which he was shocked. .

He told The Times magazine: “I thought, ‘Why are you asking me?’ Especially when Jim Broadbent plays someone else [the founder of the agency]not Jim Broadbent, and I’m kidding myself.

The actor rose to fame playing Tamwar Masood in ‘EastEnders’ and he believes there is still a prejudice against people who started their careers in soap, which he says stems from ‘snobbery’.

He said: “I think there’s always a perception in our industry of the kind of actors that make EastEnders, or what kind of show EastEnders is, the perceived quality of it versus something like , say, “The Crown”.

The “Yesterday” star considers his years on the show an apprenticeship in acting.

He said: “[I want to] giving access to young people and demystifying it, decelebrating it, it’s not a word, but you know what I mean. It’s wonderful work, but the work is not glamorous.

And he admitted he fears his association with the program could prevent his career from progressing.

He added: “There was a fear for me when I left, saying, ‘Is this going to stop me from doing stuff? ”

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Top priority for economic preparations as hurricane season approaches https://myrlinahermes.com/top-priority-for-economic-preparations-as-hurricane-season-approaches/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/top-priority-for-economic-preparations-as-hurricane-season-approaches/ FLASH focuses on cost-saving strategies to help families prepare for hurricanes while managing ordinary expenses. Tweet that “We are particularly focused on cost-cutting strategies to help families this year so they can prepare for extraordinary events like hurricanes while managing ordinary expenses,” said the president and CEO of FLASH. Leslie Chapman-Henderson. “The good news is […]]]>

“We are particularly focused on cost-cutting strategies to help families this year so they can prepare for extraordinary events like hurricanes while managing ordinary expenses,” said the president and CEO of FLASH. Leslie Chapman-Henderson. “The good news is that one of the most effective ways to overcome expensive last-minute options is to start the process today. Free, inexpensive, homemade preparations are at your fingertips, especially when you’re dividing expenditure over time.

Free and inexpensive ($50) steps include the examples below:

1. SECURITY

  • FREE – Know Your Evacuation Zone

Determine if you can shelter in place safely at home or if you live in a storm surge evacuation zone or other high-risk location. Find your evacuation zone using the online list here and identify an emergency site with your family or friends to avoid overcrowding in shelters. Monitor local news and heed evacuation orders when hurricane watches and warnings occur.

2. PREPARATION

  • FREE – Create an emergency plan

Gather your family and make plans to make sure you know where to meet and how you will communicate in the event of an emergency. Meet household needs, especially for the elderly and pets. Identify a family meeting place near and far from home, designate out-of-state emergency contacts, and put your plans into practice by hosting a family drill.

  • BELOW $50 – Build Disaster Supply Kit

Gather and stockpile the supplies you’ll need to spread the costs over time. Keep water and non-perishable foods like peanut butter and jelly available and replenished in the event of a power outage. Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you might need, including money, flashlights, medicine, and tarps.

3. RESILIENCE

  • FREE – Strengthen your home

Research the building code followed to build your home on Inspect2Protect.org and get reinforcement recommendations based on your home’s age, location, and practices in the year of construction. Recommendations are categorized by both impact and cost and include DIY options. Follow this checklist if you don’t have hurricane shutters or shatterproof windows. Start securing your supplies now to avoid last-minute shortages and spread emergency boarding costs over time.

  • BELOW $50Soffits are horizontal surfaces below the eaves of your roof that help resist wind and keep water out of your attic. They can allow wind-driven rain to cause catastrophic and costly water damage when they blow. Use caulk and follow the DIY steps in this checklist to reinforce soffits and ensure they stay put in hurricane winds.

4. SECURITY

  • FREE – Get your insurance checked

Contact your insurance company or agent today and review your insurance coverages to avoid costly surprises if a hurricane damages your home. Ask all the questions outlined in this checklist and be sure to discuss flood insurance. Make sure you understand all deductibles, co-payments and no-deductible coverage, such as food spoilage coverage, to maximize your policy’s benefits. Remember that flood insurance has a 30 day waiting period. You cannot purchase it or any new insurance once hurricane watches and warnings occur.

  • FREE – Create an Insurance Home Inventory

Follow the steps in this checklist to create or update your home inventory, and you’ll have what you need to make a complete hurricane insurance claim. Current and detailed written, photographic or video proof of your home’s contents and assets with date of purchase, price and serial number will make the process more efficient. This will save you time and also reduce stress after the storm.

5. A SERVICE

  • FREE – Help your neighbor and your community

Once you and your family are prepared, you can help family members or friends who are particularly vulnerable and need help preparing for, surviving and recovering from hurricanes. Your act of service can be as simple as helping an elderly neighbor install shutters or contacting loved ones or more formal with CPR or other required training. If you need help finding a volunteer opportunity, contact your local or national voluntary organizations active in disasters (VOAD) at www.nvoad.org.

Visit the free online #HurricaneStrong Preparedness Center to learn more, download checklists or contact an expert.

About #HurricaneStrong

the National Hurricane Resilience Initiative – #HurricaneStrong is an award-winning collaboration created in 2016 to save lives and homes through public awareness and education. The effort offers information through special events, partnerships with news media, outreach in schools and through social media.

About FLASH

The nonprofit Federal Safe Homes Alliance (FLASH) is the nation’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and protecting families from disaster. The FLASH Partnership includes more than 100 innovative and diverse organizations that share the vision of making America a more disaster-resilient nation, including FEMA, Florida Division of Emergency Management, Huber Engineered Woods, International Code Council, ISO – Verisk Analytics, MyRadar, National Weather Service, Renew Financial, Simpson Strong-Tie, State Farm and USAA. In 2008, FLASH and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. FLASH No Code signature program. No trust. – Inspect2Protect.org provides consumers with a one-of-a-kind building code transparency tool to easily identify the building code in their community. Learn more about FLASH and access free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org and www.Inspect2Protect.org, calling toll-free (877) 221-SAFE (7233), following @federalalliance on Twitter and Facebook.com/federalalliance.

SOURCE Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

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MSU set to compete in Bengal Invitational, site of 2022 Big Sky Championship https://myrlinahermes.com/msu-set-to-compete-in-bengal-invitational-site-of-2022-big-sky-championship/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:31:10 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/msu-set-to-compete-in-bengal-invitational-site-of-2022-big-sky-championship/ History links Montana State’s athletics program returns to competition this weekend as the Bobcats begin their build to the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships. MSU is set to participate in the Bengal Invitational, hosted by Idaho State, at Davis Field, home of the Big Sky fixture which runs May 11-14. […]]]>

Montana State’s athletics program returns to competition this weekend as the Bobcats begin their build to the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships. MSU is set to participate in the Bengal Invitational, hosted by Idaho State, at Davis Field, home of the Big Sky fixture which runs May 11-14.

“It will be great to get to the site of conference championships and allow our team to gain experience at track and field event sites,” said Lyle Weese, director of athletics for the state of Montana. “It’s a really nice facility to compete in. We were there last spring, so we’re excited to be back.”

The Bobcats will have a variety of athletes competing when they meet in Pocatello. Events begin Friday at 2:30 p.m. while the program continues Saturday at 11 a.m. MSU also appeared in the 2021 version of the Bengal Invitational which saw Bobcat athletes record eight new all-time top 10s in the team’s record books.


“Last year was a very strong competition,” Weese said. “Part of that may be because some of the larger invites have been rescinded, but it’s looking pretty strong again. There are teams from the Big Sky Conference, Mountain West and WAC, as well as There should be a solid level of competition and it will be good for our team to compete in a competition with large pitch sizes.”


Montana State still ranks highly in various USTFCCCA athletics rating indexes, even after a week-long hiatus. Bobcat men and women rank 45th and 66th nationally, respectively, with each also ranked second among Big Sky schools in the TFRI conference.


This weekend’s fixture series is the penultimate of the regular season, with MSU heading to Missoula for the Tom Gage Invitational on May 7 as the team’s regular season finale.


“We’re definitely coming to the competitive season where we’re really looking to perform,” Weese said. “Obviously you want to do well in the early season meetings. But, when you’re two weeks away from the conference, you have to be ready to go. I’m sure overall we’re training, but that should be down a bit for this meeting, and especially over the next two weeks as we head into the conference.”


Five Montana State distance runners will compete in a separate meet from the rest of the team. Levi Taylor (steeplechase), Duncan Hamilton (steeplechase), Camila Noe (10,000), Ben Perrin (5,000) and Matthew Richtman (5,000) all are expected to appear in the Payton Jordan Invitational hosted by Stanford on Friday. The first race for this group begins at 8:30 p.m. MT with all five working to improve their times in their respective events.


“I think it will be a great experience for our distance athletes running at Stanford,” Weese said. “The Mt. SAC relay meet was a good thing for them to attend and we hope to build on that. Everyone has something they can take away from this meet.


“Duncan is trying to improve his PR and get a world A standard. Levi has made a breakthrough and is close to the top of the NCAA so if he can get a PR you start looking at the state championships United and qualify there Camila will make it be in her first 10K fast so she’s looking for a time that can be a regional qualifier Ben and Matt can also get a regional mark in the 5K so all five have something to aim.


Live results from the Bengal Invitational and Payton Jordan Invitational can be found on the Montana State Athletics Program page on msubobcats.com.

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Something Beautiful Awaits You: A Conversation with Kahlil Robert Irving | Magazine https://myrlinahermes.com/something-beautiful-awaits-you-a-conversation-with-kahlil-robert-irving-magazine/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 05:00:31 +0000 https://myrlinahermes.com/something-beautiful-awaits-you-a-conversation-with-kahlil-robert-irving-magazine/ TG: These hidden codes and landmarks act as a sort of overlay. What, if any, is the distinction for you between meme, quote, footnote, echo, simulation and imitation when engaging collage as a working practice, but also as a practice of being? A lot of what you’re demonstrating now is thinking about collage as a […]]]>

TG: These hidden codes and landmarks act as a sort of overlay. What, if any, is the distinction for you between meme, quote, footnote, echo, simulation and imitation when engaging collage as a working practice, but also as a practice of being? A lot of what you’re demonstrating now is thinking about collage as a way of being.

I think of echo as a remnant of something else. My sculptural works do many of these things at the same time. The difference between a meme, a quote, and a footnote is that they all have a different architecture. In ceramic sculptures, there is a time when a footnote and a quotation exist at the same time in several ways. The white ceramic decorative objects of some sculptures have floral motifs on the outside. I’ve used the factory printed material on the side of these so you know what and where these things are from, but you also get the reference to historical decorative information or ornamental imagery that they appropriate.

TG: Can you describe your relationship as an artist to modernism?

When I think of modernism, I always think of when someone tries to describe modern in relation to a capital M, modernity and modernism as a philosophical movement in art, architecture, design and culture. I could be described as an accomplice, but someone could also say that I am a lover and an aficionado, that I exist in both spaces.

LR: I want to address the relationship between artist and artisan, craft and folk, as you struggle with this idea of ​​high art and low art. These complicated guns come with great volatility. Part of what your job does is push, in different directions, these categories. The way you think about what quotes are, the way you point to different parts of the story, is built into that repression.

Much of this starts with communities. The pottery studio became a place where I could get excited about something, or something could be revealed to me that I had no idea existed. At 12, 13, 14 or 15, the oven was the best technology I had ever seen. I never could have imagined that you could open an oven and something beautiful would be waiting for you. It also allowed me a kind of freedom. Then, going to college, all those titles, frames of gaze, and constructs of ideological and political stratification defined what I was doing as limiting. As a result, my community, my grandmother and my great-grandmother taught me to continue to find my way.

I always think of the history of craftsmanship and the political and institutional implications and constructions of what it is, but also of the cultural and social spaces in which craftsmanship exists. In some spaces, you don’t need to mention crafting at all. I mention it now because I’m here, and I don’t hear anyone else mention it. If I have an exhibit at MoMA again, I won’t have to say. Now it’s registered. I wanted to affirm that these things could be related to each other on the record so that I could help remove the baggage that plagues many other artists. Let them know someone is communicating with and through their frustration. To make room for the likes of Nellie Mae Rowe, James Sanford Thomas, and our Missouri resident Jesse Howard, to be able to sit down at the table and be welcome. Because I come from a place of difference. That’s what let me know that it’s good for me to be here. They also deserve the room.

LR: Right now where we’re divided in attention across a lot of different platforms, where even sitting and having this conversation with you here with multiple windows open on my laptop, there’s the possibility of being pulled of “the room” or of the presence of which you spoke earlier.

A big part of exposition is speed – how fast you move around the room and the layering of things on top of each other, read as speed. Layering things is also about swiping screens and turning pages. In the exhibition, these motions are collapsed, these pages can no longer be turned. The motion of moving across the screen or walking through something on the computer has been rendered motionless. It feels like a long exposure, as if the ceramic encapsulates these movements simultaneously and flattens them in an instant.

TG: It’s so resonant to me, Kahlil. Engaging in your work gave me a sense of the screen’s unique generational sensibility. Your work presents a visual vocabulary to this, and an experiential corollary, which I find profound. To be able to imagine this artistic representation of a condition that, in many ways, we are still coming to terms with. Heaven and earth are both present in the exhibition. What does it mean to you to ask people to look up and down, as well as reverse those experiences by shifting the position of what is supposed to be in each place? How do you want this project to be lived in the body, through the mind, through the look and the sight?

The orientation of the sky and the ground entered the work as a means of trying to create a constructed and imaginary world. This installation is metaphysical and spiritual because of this inversion that you refer to. It makes the ground feel close to the plane we’re walking on, almost like we’re in the skies. I shared in another interview that I make room for one thing to be a risk or a challenge that I present to myself in the job. Everything doesn’t make sense. I take risks by allowing the image of the sky to be so large and close to us, or the asphalt to look like the starscape relative to it. I’m always unpacking what I want someone to take away. I still struggle with that.

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