Thu, 21 Oct 2021 09:18:00 GMT
Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at The National Lottery, has seen “all sorts” of reactions in his 15 years dealing with lucky ticketholders. “I’ve seen people be sick with excitement, I’ve seen people resign their job on the spot, I’ve seen people jumping up and down, I’ve known husbands who haven’t told wives and wives who haven’t told husbands, I’ve been to homes where there’s literally a party going on already,” he said. Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 03:03:00 GMT
This summer, Polis signed several pieces of legislation related to the outdoors, including the Keep Colorado Wild Annual Pass bill, which created a lower-cost state park and public lands pass, and the Outdoor Equity Grant Program, increasing access and opportunities for underserved youth and their families to enjoy Colorado’s outdoors, according to the release. Flanking Polis on Wednesday were Dan Gibbs, the executive director of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, Dan Prenzlow, the director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Jacque Buchanan, the deputy regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service, Foulis, and state representatives Dylan Roberts and Perry Will. Roberts, a Democrat, represents Routt and Eagle Counties. Will, a Republican, spent four decades working for CPW before being elected to the statehouse for District 57, which encompasses Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Also on hand were commissioners from Eagle and Garfield counties, representatives from Great Outdoors Colorado and the Conservation Fund, among others.
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 15:20:33 GMT
Casino Royale (2006) The site of some of Casino Royale’s defining shots, Villa del Balbianello makes a stunning detour during any visit to Italy. Overlooking Lake Como’s western shore, the Villa is located in Lenno, near Italy’s northern border with Switzerland. Open to private events as well as weekly tours, the complex boasts a history fit for royalty; and the cutthroat Bond energy of Casino Royale. The peninsula that the villa was constructed on was a known site of a 13th century Franciscan monastery, elements of which were preserved when the current structure was built by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini in the late 18th century. After passing through many hands over the next two hundred years and hosting various political and creative endeavors, the villa eventually landed in the possession of Count Guido Monzino, who is best known for leading the first Italian climb to the summit of Mount Everest. The villa now belongs to Italy’ National Trust and is open to the public. Along with seventeenth century furniture, sculptures and paintings, the Villa also features artifacts from Monzino’s travels, as well as sweeping arches, lakeside views, and lush gardens that allow you to put yourself on the set of Casino Royale, but also take you back to another era, filled with solitude, opulence, and Italian romanticism. Book tours in advance to ensure your spot; in terms of nearby accommodations, consider the Grand Hotel Tremezzo to complete your stay. For a special twist on touring the Villa, consider Lake Como Travel’s 007- themed Venetian Limousine Tour, which includes views of the towns lining Lake Como, a Roman Bridge, and a private guided tour of Villa Balbianello. Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur at Lake Pichola
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:00:31 GMT
One day when I was 16, alone in the school library during lunch hour, I came upon “Passing” and, like Hall, found it strangely, alarmingly moving. It gave shape and language to the racial ambivalence I experienced that was difficult to place within the optimistic rhetoric that surrounded me. The precarity that Clare and Irene live with, one walking a tightrope between two worlds designated as incommensurable and the other clutching at the apparent safety of a singular, grounded identity, spoke to my own fear of a catastrophic mobility, the feeling that if I didn’t find some way to root myself firmly to one world or the other, I might never find a way to belong anywhere. Texts are always haunted by the unseen — in basic terms, they work to conjure in the mind what they can only point at in words — but this entire book was fueled by invisible, scarcely apprehended drives that seemed to come from society, that spectral presence that moves us all in difficult-to-identify ways. As I read George Hutchinson’s “In Search of Nella Larsen,” the most comprehensive biography of the writer, I found a life that encompassed, at different times, the public-facing dutifulness of Irene Redfield and the lonesome, destructive freedom of Clare Kendry. A mysterious and remote figure who left inconsistent traces in the public record, Larsen struggled all her life to find her place among the categories available to her. The daughter of a white Danish seamstress and a Black cook from the Danish West Indies, Larsen spent her early years in an interracial sliver of Chicago where all kinds of people commingled in saloons and brothels, far from the buttoned-up neighborhoods of elite white and elite Black society. When her mother married another white immigrant from Denmark and gave birth to her second daughter, Larsen’s skin tone prevented the family from establishing themselves in one of the newer, less precarious neighborhoods dominated by working-class white immigrants. After years of tension navigating an increasingly segregated city, her mother sent her to study at an elite, all-Black teacher-training program in Tennessee, where she was expelled after a year, probably for violating the dress code. She returned to Denmark, where she lived for a time as a child. With her Scandinavian roots and little direct connection to the legacy of slavery that defined much of the African American experience, and because she came from a poor background, Larsen never felt fully at home in elite all-Black social circles. After she went to nursing school and became the first Black librarian to attend the New York Public Library’s prestigious library school, her first publications were selections of Danish children’s games and songs. The novelist Walter White, part of the literary community she had begun to associate with, encouraged her to write a novel, and eventually, she wrote two: the quasi-autobiographical “Quicksand” and her second and last published novel, “Passing.” She became one of the most celebrated — and maligned — writers of the Harlem Renaissance, insisting on a social circle that included the controversial white author Carl Van Vechten, whose writings had been deemed exploitative by many Black critics.
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:05:35 GMT
The package already moves federal transportation policy solidly to the left, including many new programs relating to “social justice” and “climate.” One of the reasons why some moderate Republicans supported the bill was that President Joe Biden promised not to include more transportation funding in the Democrat-only $3.5 trillion social spending bill, since that would mean the bipartisan negotiations were not a true give-and-take. However, Sections 110002 through 110012 of the partisan bill contain a total of $26.5 billion for rail, slush funds, and Green New Deal transportation programs.