Billy Hatcher

LifestyleThe Guardian

New York’s Little Island includes a message about the Thames garden bridge

Little Island, a garden built over the Hudson River, designed by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick and the landscape architect Signe Nielsen, has opened to some good reviews. “It’s a bewitching, and utterly New York-y, place,” says the design website Curbed, with “wraparound views… even the bathrooms are a surprise, tucked beneath a hillock and gleaming like buried treasure in their own cave”. Given that London passed on the opportunity to have its own Heatherwickian plants-over-water project, the never-built garden bridge, Little Island poses a question: did the Thames miss a trick or dodge a bullet?
GardeningThe Guardian

High summer and it’s time for the plot to flourish on its own

Early summer, early morning visits, short hoe in hand. Some time after 5am but before six – maybe the best-ever time to be here. I wander through a cloud of insistent bird call. I stop to watch the wren. A young fox scampers past. He – or she – turns around to take me in, then disappears into undergrowth. I stand for a while in its wild wake.
Visual ArtThe Guardian

How did a £120 painting become a £320m Leonardo … then vanish?

The National Gallery is facing controversy over its role in the tangled story of how the world’s most expensive painting emerged from obscurity before being sold for a staggering £320m, only to vanish again from the public eye. The gallery exhibited the Salvator Mundi in its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition...

VPN is still the most important tool in your technological arsenal

Despite its long history, VPN technology has gained newfound importance in recent months, with regimes around the world using the pandemic to disguise surveillance initiatives and censorious new web regulations. In territories with stringent internet laws, VPNs have played a critical role in unlocking online resources and fighting misinformation. And...

Brokers Issue Forecasts for Teck Resources Ltd.’s Q2 2021 Earnings (TSE:TCK)

Teck Resources Ltd. (TSE:TCK) – Stock analysts at Raymond James lifted their Q2 2021 earnings per share estimates for shares of Teck Resources in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 8th. Raymond James analyst B. Macarthur now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $0.64 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.58. Raymond James also issued estimates for Teck Resources’ Q4 2021 earnings at $0.81 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $2.92 EPS.
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UFC 263 Results: Israel Adesanya defeats Marvin Vettori (Highlights)

Israel Adesanya will attempt to earn his third middleweight title defense when he rematches Marvin Vettori in tonight’s UFC 263 main event. Adesanya (20-1 MMA) and Vettori (17-4-1 MMA) originally collided in April of 2018, with the promotions reigning middleweight champion emerging victorious by way of split decision. Since then...

Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.’s Q2 2021 Earnings (NYSE:ZIM)

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE:ZIM) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group lifted their Q2 2021 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, June 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Giveans now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $5.71 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $5.53. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services’ Q3 2021 earnings at $4.30 EPS, Q4 2021 earnings at $2.93 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $18.23 EPS, Q1 2022 earnings at $2.15 EPS and Q2 2022 earnings at $1.59 EPS.
Chicago, ILPosted by
Fox 32 Chicago

Woman killed, 9 others hurt in Chatham shooting

CHICAGO - Alderman Roderick Sawyer called the Chatham shooting "unacceptable’, he said the community has been working hard to rebuild 75th Street as a thriving business corridor. Saturday morning residents woke up to crime tape, shell casings and complete chaos along 75th street. Ten people were shot as two gunman...
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Visual Freedom

Best and Worst State: Pros and Cons of Living in Missouri

Native Americans lived on the land that would become Missouri before the Europeans came. Several ancient Clovis and Folsom cultural sites in the area attest to the presence of humans there since approximately 9000 BCE. However, the Mississippian culture was the most prominent ancient society, famous for its effigies found at Cahokia, the largest prehistoric city in the United States.
Omaha, NEPosted by
Daily Herald

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

OMAHA, Neb. -- Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the Stanley Cup playoffs, facing the Tampa Bay Lightning in a best-of-seven series for the chance to take on either Las Vegas or Montreal in the final.

Summer Reading: "Farm" Story Time - Facebook Live

The Lampasas Public Library will be offering a summer reading program this year, though it will be a little different than in years past. The theme this year is “Tails & Tales” so all programming will be animal-related! They will have virtual story times and outdoor programs (see calendar of events for individual programs). This year, they are also providing 12 weekly episodes of “The Reading Road Trip: Animal Exploration” on the library’s Facebook page; associated activities/crafts will be available for pick-up at the library. Beginning May 17, children ages 3 years and older, as well as teens, can sign up at the library for the summer reading program. Each child will receive a Field Guide, which will be used to track the amount of time read. Children will also receive weekly prizes if they read the minimum amount of time (see Field Guide) each week. Teens who sign up will receive a reading calendar to track their reading time. For each 30 minutes read, teens will receive an entry into a drawing for a gift card bundle worth $100! All participants’ (children and teens) totals will be added to the “tracking thermometer” and if they reach the total reading goal, one of the library workers will get a pie in the face on June 23, following the program! Voting for the library workers will be open to the public as well. So join the library for a month a fun tales!
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North Dakota Outdoors: Partnership with landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - In this week’s segment of North Dakota Outdoors, Mike Anderson highlights a partnership between landowners and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department that are unique yet typical in North Dakota. Rice Lake in Emmons County is a popular fishery year-round for anglers from across the...