Bidding war to buy Regal Petroleum

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ A BATTLE to purchase British oil explorer Regal Petroleum was last night emerging following a second offer for the firm from a rival bidder.The oil and gas company had agreed to be taken over by Energees Investments, the principal holding company of Ukranian Smart Holding Group, for 24p per share in December.Yet, Cyprus-based financing company Heamoor and private oil explorer Geo-Alliance, the Ukranian oil company owned by oligarch Victor Pinchuk, yesterday entered the running with a joint rival offer of 25p per share in a reverse takeover.The Regal board continues to support the earlier offer, which shareholders must decide on by next Monday, yet is exploring ways to maximise value for investors who had been holding out for an improved offer.Shares in the oil firm had traded at a 2010 high of 85p per share, although have slumped since. The company closed higher than both offers at 31p per share on Monday.Shareholders have until next Monday to back the Energees bid, though could wait for the findings of a Regal due diligence report into the new offer.AIM listed Regal Petroleum suspended trading yesterday on the London Stock Exchange in accordance with takeover regulations. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Bidding war to buy Regal Petroleum center_img Tuesday 18 January 2011 7:44 pm whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

How I’d invest £50k today

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 9th February, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Investing a large lump sum, such as £50,000, can seem like a daunting prospect at first. But there’s no reason why you should approach it any differently to investing a small sum. That being said, today there are thousands of stocks, funds and bonds on the market investors can choose to own. Deciding which ones should make it into your portfolio can be challenging. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Invest in what you knowThe best way to start whittling down the selection is to eliminate any funds you don’t understand. If it is difficult to understand what the fund owns, or its investment objectives, it’s best to stay away. The next filter is cost. There’s no need to pay more than around 1% per annum in fees every year to a fund manager in this day and age. Costs for investors have fallen substantially over the past decade or so, but that hasn’t stopped some fund managers trying to get away with charging investors exorbitant fees. The impact high fees can have on your wealth cannot be understated.An investor saving £100 a month into a fund that returns 5% a year and charges just 0.1% per annum for 40 years, would pay around £3,666 in fees overall.If the same fund charged 1%, fees paid would be £32k. An annual charge of 2% would cost £56k over the lifetime of the fund. The 0.1% fee fund investor would have a pot of £145k after four decades. While the investor paying 2% per annum would be left with just £92k. Equity incomeOne of the best funds on the market for investors looking for income and growth at the moment is Vanguard’s UK Equity Income offering.This fund charges just 0.14% per annum to replicate the UK Equity Income index. It owns around 125 stocks with an average dividend yield of 5.4%. Since its inception, the fund has returned approximately 10% per annum through a combination of income and capital growth.What’s more, as this is only a tracker fund, there’s no need to worry about active fund manager risk either. In other words, there’s no risk of a Neil Woodford style stock-picking disaster. Growth investmentAnother possible investment for a £50k lump sum is the FTSE 250. The cheapest FTSE 250 trackers on the market charge less than 0.1% per annum in fees. Also, as this is a tracker, there’s no risk of overpaying for bad performance. The FTSE 250 is a bit more geared to growth than the UK Equity Income index. Since inception, the index has returned around 12% per annum. It currently offers a dividend yield of under 3%. Still, if it’s growth you’re after, this could be the index for you. As a market capitalisation weighted index, the FTSE 250s fastest-growing stocks tend to float to the top and have a more considerable impact on performance than struggling businesses. This means the index is, in some respects, a growth fund. Buying both of the above funds could be a great way to invest a £50k lump sum. This would give you a diversified portfolio of 375 stocks across a range of sectors, industries and countries.  How I’d invest £50k today Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Idled cruise industry can sail again in Florida on Nov. 1

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 If it was up to the CDC, or at least Director Dr. Robert Redfield, the “no sail” order for cruise ships from U.S. ports would remain in effect until FebruaryBy John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida’s idled $8-billion-a-year cruise industry can set sail again Nov. 1 under a plan endorsed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply “The Florida delegation is very supportive and is trying to work with the administration and the CDC to see what efforts we can do to get the industry up and operating,” Florida Ports Council (FPC) Vice President of Governmental Affairs Michael Rubin said. “It’s still the only industry that’s not allowed to operate at the moment.”If it was up to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or at least Director Dr. Robert Redfield, the “no sail” order for cruise ships from U.S. ports would remain in effect until February.President Donald Trump’s administration blocked the CDC’s pending order to keep cruise ships docked until mid-February on Tuesday, opting to go with a Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) plan that outlines a gradual resumption of sailing Nov. 1, starting with voyages containing crew members posing as passengers.White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern told the New York Times the administration’s actions are based on science, not politics.“The president, the vice president and the task force follow the science and data to implement policies that protect the public health and also facilitate the safe reopening of our country,” he said.CLIA’s plan extends its April voluntary “no sail” order that expires Thursday by one month and is based on recommendations from the Healthy Sail Panel, established by major cruise lines and led by former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt and former U.S. Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.Fourteen cruise lines employ nearly 150,000 state residents and operate 63 ships out of five Florida ports, where more than 11.5 million passengers spent $1.05 billion ashore in 2016, according to CLIA.With U.S. cruise lines shut down since March 24 and international trade slowed, a chief component of Florida’s $117.6 billion maritime industry – the nation’s second-largest largest – has been removed from the equation for six months.According to a study financed by FPC, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost Florida’s 15 seaports $23 billion in “lost” economic activity and as many as 170,000 of the more than 900,000 jobs the state’s maritime industry generates across the country.A Sept. 24 report by U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis Sola said Florida has lost $3.2 billion in economic activity and 49,500 local jobs that pay $2.3 billion in wages as a result of the suspension of cruising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. cruise embarkations occur in Florida.Florida’s busiest port, PortMiami, welcomed 6.8 million cruise passengers in 2019, supporting 30,000 local jobs, generating $5.8 billion in economic value and paying $188 million in taxes, according to Sola. PortMiami estimates it will lose at least $55 million this year.“It is not just large companies that benefit from the cruise industry,” Sola said. “Cruise customers begin and end their voyages by using taxis, eating in restaurants, visiting museums and shopping in local businesses. These are small- and medium-sized businesses; many are independently or family owned. The cessation of cruise operations can affect them as much, or more, as it does the companies that operate the ships or the ports where the vessels call.” In this June 2016 photo, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Empress of the Seas heads out of PortMiami, in Miami Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky / AP Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! TAGSCDCCOVID-19Cruise IndustryEconomyJobsThe Center Square Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleOrange Co. frontline workers beat COVID, donate plasma to help others; residents urged to do same Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Fall semester brings new college outreach to the Beth-El Congregation

first_img + posts Twitter Facebook Gang evolution does not match common perceptions Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ National Night Out increases community safety Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Previous articleTCU Sizzle Reel (Ep. 04 – Lion King, Dr. Strange and more)Next articleFort Worth Central Library issuing passports Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady printThe Beth-El Congregation welcomed Senior Rabbi Brian Zimmerman in July, who put “college program” on his to-do list.This fall semester the College Outreach program started as an effort for the congregation to stay in touch with members who leave for college.Instead of asking why people in their 20s aren’t coming, Zimmerman said the correct approach is to ask students how the congregation can have a meaningful role in their life after they leave home.“The first step is to make ourselves available, and remind all of our high school graduates that we are still here, and ready to be apart of their lives,” Zimmerman said.Zimmerman said the program includes a multitude of things for out-of-town students:• Starbucks’ gift cards to recent high school graduates for the Jewish New Year• Sending packages around holidays• The chance of a reunion in the summer or December• Opportunities for college students to come back and talk to younger members• Making sure they receive the online bulletinZimmerman also plans to visit college campuses to have dinner with students.“It’s my goal to drive out to those campuses for a night and buy them dinner on the temple, and say I’m coming here for an evening, because we want to know how you’re doing and we want to remind you we are here for you and for the future,” Zimmerman said.According to the TCU Fact Book from 2015 there were 163 students who self-identified as Jewish, and Zimmerman said he wants the program to extend to those students and the TCU community.“The second piece is how can Beth-El be the home for anyone, not only from Fort Worth, but any Jewish students who might have come from anywhere in the country,” Zimmerman said.He said his goal is to have the estimated 50 to 60 college students to be a part of the program and to be the point of contact for the community.“I am hoping that among the students that are on my list we are going to start doing things for them and they’re going to start saying ‘Oh, we’ve never had this kind of outreach before, let’s pursue this,’” Zimmerman said. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Tori Knox Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Mayor talks city improvements with TCU retirees

first_imgSarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ Linkedin Facebook Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter + posts TCU offers faculty training for sexual violence intervention Officers, students celebrate National Night Out ReddIt Linkedin Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ TAGStext only center_img ReddIt Homecoming Pep Rally, FrogFest take over Campus Commons Sarah Grisham Alcohol violations reach all-time high Twitter printPublic education and community health have to be improved if Fort Worth is to successfully manage its growth in the coming year, said Mayor Betsy Price.Price spoke to the TCU Retirees Association’s luncheon last week and encouraged them to talk about improving literacy and public education with their neighbors, friends and children.“Public education is the biggest risk of regression that every city is facing right now,” said Price.Fort Worth is the nation’s 16th largest city with 835,000 citizens. The population is expected to top one million by 2030.Price said in addition to education,  overall community health is among the top priorities of businesses considering the move to a new city. She said that programs such as the FitWorth movement and Blue Zones Project have been key in improving community engagement and lifestyles. While the population of young people in Fort Worth is surging, Price said the city needs to focus more on senior policy issues. Price called for putting better sidewalks in place, having traffic lights retimed and making streets more accessible. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleMovember 5K brings awareness to men’s healthNext articleStudent crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Sarah Grisham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Sarah Grishamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sarah-grisham/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Girls Volleyball: Poly Outlasts South Pasadena in Four Games

first_img file photoPoly freshman Ella Mao led the Panthers to a 25-13, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23 victory over visiting South Pasadena Thursday night.Zoey Mao and Halston Harper each added 8 kills apiece for coach Steve Beerman’s squad.Poly now has victories over Temple City, Western Christian and South Pasadena, and next play at Maranatha next Tuesday at 6:15.Prep League Standings:Westridge 3-0Chadwick 2-0Poly 3-2Flintridge Prep 1-1Mayfield 1-2Firebaugh 0-0Rio Hondo Prep 0-3 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sports Girls Volleyball: Poly Outlasts South Pasadena in Four Games By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 10:35 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Donegal V Dublin a sell out – 20,000 Donegal fans to attend

first_img Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Twitter By News Highland – August 20, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Google+ Donegal V Dublin a sell out – 20,000 Donegal fans to attend Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Donegal’s All-Ireland Semi-Final against Dublin in Croke Park is a sell-out.The Donegal County Board has confirmed that they have sold the 12,000 tickets they were allocated.It’s the quickest sell-out of Croke Park in GAA history and it will be the first full house there this year.The highest attendance of the season so far was 58,723 for the Leinster SFC semi-final double-header in June, when Dublin and Kildare were the headline act.Secretary of the Donegal County Board, Aodh Martin O Fearraigh  confirmed that the game is now a sell-out:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/mart10game.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleDonegal biker priest to celebrate special massNext articleCouncil blamed for decline in pearl mussel population News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Special delivery: Postal drive benefits pantry

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Troy BOE sets new calendar Parents can mark their calendars – officially this time. The Troy City Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to… read more Book Nook to reopen Skip Special delivery: Postal drive benefits pantry By Jaine Treadwell Jackson said each year, the letter carriers in the Troy and Goshen office decide which charitable agency will receive the donated food.“We rotate it each year,” she said. “Last year, we donated the food items to the Salvation Army. This year, we chose the Outreach End Time Deliverance Church because the church has an outreach program and is always in need of non-perishable food items for their food pantry.”The Rev. Willie Scott, church pastor, said his church greatly appreciates the donation of items for its food pantry. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Imagine two-and-a-half tons of non-perishable foods items. That’s an example of the generosity of the people on the routes of letter carriers in Troy and Goshen.Each year, letter carriers across the nation participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. This year the city and rural letter carriers in Troy and Goshen collected more cans and packages of non-perishable foods than ever before.“Actually, in the last two years, we have collected more than in the past,” said Patricia Jackson, a letter carrier for the Troy Post Office and the chair of the annual food drive. “I think that’s because there have been so many things, like the tornadoes that hit Alabama, that hearts have been touched and people are giving above and beyond. It was amazing to see how people responded this year.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We want to thank the Troy letter carriers, city and rural, and all of those who donated food items to the food drive,” Scott said. “We have a great need at our food pantry and this large amount of donated food items will go a long way to meet those needs.”Scott said the Outreach food pantry has been in operation about 20 years and the church also operates a clothing closet and a homeless shelter.“We have the most requests for food,” Scott said.“There are a lot of people who have lost their jobs and a lot that are only able to work part time. And, there are elderly people who are living on fixed incomes so we do have many requests.” Raj Tyner, who is also a letter carrier, said often people use the letter carriers’ food drive as an opportunity to “clean out their cabinets.”“But not this time,” he said. “Out of all those cans of food, we had very few that were out of date. And, we had a good number of canned meat items – even some hams.”William McCleese, Outreach member, said canned meats and peanut butter are items that are in short supply at food pantries.“We are always in need of those kinds of items,” he said.Scott said the two tons of food that have been donated to Outreach church are being stacked in boxes due to lack of shelf space.“If anyone has any shelves that they are not using, they would be a welcome donation to our food pantry,” he said.“We could then get more of the canned food and packages out for easier pickup.”The Outreach food pantry is open to the public on Sundays and Wednesdays at its location at 22420 Highway 231 north of Troy and across from Kelly’s Food Mart.The church also can be reached by calling 807-0400 or 868-6753. Email the author This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Latest Stories Sponsored Content Published 6:26 am Wednesday, May 23, 2012 By Secrets Revealedlast_img read more

‘Vines of the Gods’: Hardins have grown scuppernongs for 20 years

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Jerrell Harden picks scuppernongs at his property in the Shiloh community. The Hardens have grown scuppernogs (or muscadines, as they are also called) for 20 years. They allow friends and neighbors to pick the grapes from their property and bring them home. (Messenger Photos / Jaine Treadwell) Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the muscadines get ripe, several things are for certain.First and foremost, those who have the “vines of the gods” will be surprised at how many friends they have.And, secondly, the friendly discussions or heated arguments will begin as to whether the fruit is a muscadine or a scuppernong or a bullace. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Teen’s love of farming leads to ‘hoop house’ Wesley Williams and his granddad, Doug Phillips, have constructed a hoop house at their farm in the Josie community. A… read more Scuppernongs are native to the Southern United States and folks who live outside the South probably pronounced the grape’s name as it is written: scup-per-nong. But in the South the word is pronounced “scuplin.”Jerrell Harden said scuplins’ are grown all around Pike County and his arbors are small compared to those of many others.“The vines produce more than we have a use for and we invite people to come and pick what they want,” he said. “We have plenty to share.”Most of those who accept the Harden’s offer to “come pick” come swinging a bucket to fill to the brim and take home to sit on the porch and savor the sweetness. Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip ‘Vines of the Gods’: Hardins have grown scuppernongs for 20 years By Jaine Treadwell The argument of local folks is that a scuppernong is bronze in color, the muscadine is purple in color and there’s no such thing as a bullace.Jerrell and Jeanette Harden of the Shiloh community have been growing “scuppernongs” for about 20 years. The Hardens said they have heard all the arguments and they are satisfied that the scuppernong is a variety of the muscadine and that, yes, there is a similar fruit that is commonly called a bullace.“A bullace has the same sweet taste as a scuppernong, which we call them. Bullaces mainly grow wild and are smaller than a scuppernong – or muscadine,” Jerrell Harden said. “But no matter what you call them, these ‘grapes” are good.” Email the author And, the outdoors is the place to eat scuplins. If they are enjoyed inside, it’s best to have a spittoon handy.There’s definitely an art to eating scuppernongs, the Hardens said.Scuppernongs consist of the hull, the juice, the pulp and the seeds.“You bite through the hull to get to the sweet juice,” Jeanette Harden said. “When you’ve gotten all the juice, you just spit everything else out.”Harden, laughingly, said the spitting part is the reason scuplins are best eaten outside.However, she did say that some people consume the pulp along with the juice but those who do are challenged with separating the seeds from the pulp.“I don’t think you would want to swallow the seeds,” she said.Jerrell Harden has found that the sweetness of the scuppernong can be saved for those cold winter months by simply freezing the hulls.“Not so simply,” Harden said, with a smile. “You have to take a small, sharp blade and slice away the hulls. Then, you can freeze the hulls and eat them right out of the bags.”Scuplins or muscadines are used in a variety of recipes from pies to cookies and even cakes. The juice from the Southern grapes is a good source of fiber. It is said the grapes have health benefits for the heart and are believed to relieve and prevent leg cramps. However, the most popular uses for muscadines or scuppernongs are cider and wine.“There are a lot of good things about scuppernongs but the best one is the taste,” Harden said.Some people prefer the taste of the bronze grapes while other say the purple ones are far and away the sweeter.But no matter, the folklore of the purple muscadine sets it apart and is worth the telling.The origin of the story is Roanoke Island in August of 1587. Gov. John White returned to England for supplies and left behind the first settlement in the new English colony of Virginia of 89 men, 17 women and 11 children. One of those children was White’s granddaughter, Virginia Dare, the first English child to be born in the New World.When White returned to Roanoke Island the colony was abandoned and none of the inhabitants were ever seen again by English eyes.The legend is that little Virginia left the colony and went to live with the Croatian Indians. She grew into a beautiful young woman and had many suitors, including the noble Okisko and a not so noble Wanchese.When Virginia refused yet another suitor’s hand, he put a curse on her and transformed her body into that of a snow-white deer.Believing the deer was his beloved Virginia, Okisko, with the help of a sorcerer, made a magic arrowhead from an oyster shell that would undo the curse.Wanchese also believed the white deer to be Virginia. He wanted the young maiden so passionately he decided if he could not have the beautiful maiden, he would make sure no one else had her.Okisko and Wanchese tracked the snow-white deer — Okisko to release her from the curse and Wanchese to kill her. They came to the same place at the same time, pulled their bowstrings and both arrows pierced the deer’s heart. Okisko’s arrow unleashed the spell and Wanchese’s arrow brought death to the beautiful Virginia.At the place where Virginia died, a vine sprung up and those grapes, with juice as red as blood, were the sweetest that have ever been grown. They are the purple muscadines. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 27, 2014last_img read more

Heavy rain, gusty storms hit Central Plains as heatwave begins in Southwest

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system moving through the Central Plains on Friday brought the latest round of severe weather in the U.S., including three tornadoes. Wind gusts of 65 mph were also reported in some of the thunderstorms in Arkansas and Oklahoma.The storm is situated over Missouri Saturday morning, with flood alerts issued for parts of that state as well as Illinois. Heavy rain could cause some flooding as this storm slides eastward throughout the day.Severe storms will likely fire up along the storm’s frontal boundary in Tennessee, western North Carolina and western South Carolina. The main threat will be damaging winds and large hail.Then on Sunday, heavy rains will spread into parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with local downpours moving over parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rain will move into New England during the day on Sunday.Some snow is possible in the highest elevations of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.Locally, 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible over a large part of the central and eastern U.S. this weekend from Illinois to New Jersey. Snowfall totals in the higher elevations of Vermont and New Hampshire could exceed 2 inches.Meanwhile, out in the west, the first heatwave of the season is getting underway. There were a handful of records in southern California on Friday. Downtown Los Angeles tied its daily high-temperature record of 93 degrees. Burbank made it all the way to 99 degrees, which was a new daily high-temperature record. Long Beach tied its daily high-temperature record on Friday of 93 degrees. San Diego tied its daily record of 83, and Palm Springs tied its daily record of 103.Records will be in danger again Saturday in parts of Southern California, especially in Burbank and Palm Springs. High temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90’s and, in some cases, over 100 degrees. Over the next few days, the heat doesn’t subside too much, with temperatures remaining well above normal in parts of the west. Heat records likely will be challenged in some parts of the region for several days in the upcoming week.Also, a system in the Pacific being monitored for tropical development Saturday has an 80% chance that it organizes into a Tropical Depression in the next 48 hours. Conditions for strengthening for this system will only be favorable through Saturday and then whatever does form will begin to be shredded apart by upper-level winds on Sunday and Monday.The Eastern Pacific Hurricane season will officially begin on May 15, which is only around three weeks away, with the first name of the season set to be Amanda. While it’s notable for systems to develop ahead of the official season, it’s by no means unprecedented.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more