Donning a hard hat and his best John Cena impression, Brian “BQ” Quindlen films himself live from the Fairless Landfill in Morrisville. “BQ’s back, baby, and this place stinks! Hit the music!” An electric guitar shreds in the background of the Instagram video. Related stories Meet Philly’s random actors of niceness A former hospital nurse recalls the day she went to the mat for a dying man and his family This couple provides free bras and feminine-hygiene products to needy women Between the indistinguishable rotting piles of yesterday’s cheesesteaks and Styrofoam containers, Quindlen stands, grinning, in his element, as he dictates the differences between the great black-backed gull (“This thing is a beast!") and the lesser black-backed gull (”My all-time favorite gull — in fact, it was my former Wi-Fi password ... I loved it that much") picking at the debris. View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about At Bethel Springs Elementary, this class is for the birds
Tammy Wadsworth of Henderson, second from left, takes a photo of Marla Laughlin of Las Vegas during a preview of Showgirl Bootcamp at Saxe Theater in Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Thursday, May 23, 2019. Looking on at left is coach Jennifer Jordan,. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoCo-creators Mistinguett, left, and Stacy Law-Blind during a preview of Showgirl Bootcamp at Saxe Theater in Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Thursday, May 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoCo-creators Mistinguett, left, and Stacy Law-Blind during a preview of Showgirl Bootcamp at Saxe Theater in Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Thursday, May 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoCo-creators Mistinguett, left, and Stacy Law-Blind during a preview of Showgirl Bootcamp at Saxe Theater in Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Thursday, May 23, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoCo-creator Stacy … [Read more...] about ‘Bootcamp’ serves up showgirl shine on Las Vegas Strip
It is now more than five decades since she made up the story of the peckish big cat for her two-year-old daughter, Tacy, when they were both at home feeling “a bit lonely”. Despite writing more than 30 titles, including 17 books featuring much-loved tabby Mog, and selling more than 10 million copies of her books in 20 languages, it was always to the Tiger that readers – and interviewers – returned. Since publication in 1968, it has never been out of print. But while generations of children, and their parents, savoured the wit of its words and the beauty of its illustrations – she always produced both – Kerr was never tempted to rest on her laurels. She continued to work at the same drawing desk in the same light-filled attic room at her home in Barnes, west London. The author, whose death at the age of 95 was announced yesterday, was writing until almost the very end. Her final book, The Curse of the School Rabbit, is out next month. Because … [Read more...] about Judith Kerr: A tribute to the much-loved children’s author
Barny and Katus with children Madog and Malinki, left, and the cosy cabin where the family lives (Image: North News & Pictures Ltd ) Barny Maurice, 42, and Katus Young, 43, live in a home consisting of gipsy wagons, a wooden cabin and an outdoor compost toilet, with their two young children Madog, seven, and Malinki, three. They power their unique living quarters on the outskirts of the Cumbrian village of Gamblesby using electricity from solar panels and harvest water from rain, using a filter to ensure it's drinkable. There's no television or games consoles with the youngsters instead making use of a huge outdoor playground or learning to play a piano inside. Related articles Why Monty Don reckons The Good Life would be BAD for your health OFF THE GRID: Shock report shows MILLIONS still live without electr... The family make a living from renting out gipsy wagons to holidaymakers and Katus's career as a touring folk singer. But with their only regular outgoing a … [Read more...] about The good life! Family living off-grid with hardly a bill
In 2016, Harriet Tubman was voted to become the first African American to appear on a US banknote. The $20 bill featuring Tubman’s likeness was scheduled to be unveiled in 2020 – to align with the centenary of the 19th Amendment to the US constitution, which gave women in the US equal voting rights to men. In a blow to intersectional women’s rights, the Trump administration has now announced that production on the note had been halted. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the news on Wednesday, saying “The primary reason we have looked at redesigning the currency is for counterfeiting issues,” he said in response to questioning from Democrat Ayanna Presley. “Based upon this, the $20 bill will now not come out until 2028.” We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Tubman escaped slavery in 1849 at … [Read more...] about Harriet Tubman: Who was the woman set to appear on the $20 bill?