Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

New toy

Testing blogger with my new toy.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Are these deductible?

From Queensland
Salvation Army area manager Ian Harrison said live chickens, dead pets, prawn heads and garden waste were just a few examples of waste left at Ipswich op shops and donation bins.

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2010.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The play's the thing

I wonder if the touring company of this will make it to Texas.
THE moment a husband saved his wife’s life with the help of a 999 operator when she choked in their North Yorkshire home is being recreated on the London stage.

As we reported in The Press last year, Ruth Swift, from Easingwold, was only seconds from death when she choked on a prawn sandwich, stopped breathing and turned blue.
Breathing Irregular, which is directed by Carrie Cracknell, will be a mixture of dance and theatre – all inspired by true stories taken from the transcripts of 999 emergency calls. The aim is to capture the intensity and raw emotion in those critical moments before the emergency crew arrive.

A prawn cocktail for a new mom

The Plymouth (UK) Herald reports on Christmas births:
Donna’s brother, Darren Jewell, had invited her, shop assistant Steve and their boys to Christmas dinner before she went into labour.

But, true to his word, he made sure Steve brought a prawn cocktail all the way to the maternity unit so Donna would not miss out.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Yellow lights of Texas

Truth about Cars:
A number of Texas cities are exploiting short yellow timing at intersections, generating significant additional revenue, according to a review of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) data by TheNewspaper. The citation issuance rate at the nine intersections with the shortest yellow timing in the state was four times greater than the ticket issuance rate at locations that offered yellow times exceeding statewide averages.

Surprise! The intersections with short yellows tend to have red light cameras.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Recreational prawn fishing in California

Is legal
You may take any type of ocean shrimp in California waters, but spot prawns are the most desirable and sought-after for eating purposes; others are often used for bait. According to senior invertebrate specialist Kristine Barsky, because California’s spot prawns are found so deep – usually 100 fathoms (600 feet) or more – and the bag limit is only 35, most people are not interested in trapping these shrimp recreationally.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coconut crabs of Nikumaroro

According to him, there is no evidence that the plane crashed in the ocean. It is more likely that Amelia and her navigator made a landing on the island to become castaways and eventually die there. “If Amelia died on Nikumaroro, her body was eaten by crabs. That’s pretty much a given.” The crabs were not ordinary crabs but known as coconut crabs.
Is this in the new movie?

Prawns threaten Gulf fisheries

Escapees could become an invasive species and disease vector:
Giant tiger prawns first appeared in Louisiana waterways two years ago, and mature adults have been spotted near Lafitte, Grand Isle, Venice and in Vermilion Bay, according to Wildlife and Fisheries.

Tiger prawns are used in aquaculture and first escaped from a facility in Bluffton, S.C., in 1988. But officials believe an additional release may have taken place from a facility in Alabama during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.