Shade Color – 880666 http://880666.org/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 02:20:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://880666.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-150x150.png Shade Color – 880666 http://880666.org/ 32 32 Two arrested during protests in Rockville against US spending on Ukraine war https://880666.org/two-arrested-during-protests-in-rockville-against-us-spending-on-ukraine-war/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 23:38:51 +0000 https://880666.org/two-arrested-during-protests-in-rockville-against-us-spending-on-ukraine-war/ Demonstrators stand in front of US Senator Chris Van Hollen’s office in Rockville. “Stop the war!” “Save the climate!” Chants erupted Tuesday outside U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s Montgomery County office in Rockville Pike as veterans and youth called on the U.S. government to halt military aid to Ukraine and instead spend the money on […]]]>

Demonstrators stand in front of US Senator Chris Van Hollen’s office in Rockville.

“Stop the war!” “Save the climate!”

Chants erupted Tuesday outside U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s Montgomery County office in Rockville Pike as veterans and youth called on the U.S. government to halt military aid to Ukraine and instead spend the money on mitigating climate change.

About two dozen protesters strategically positioned themselves in the shade of a telephone pole in the 90-degree heat while holding signs and speaking into a microphone. As cars drove by, some drivers honked their horns in support.

County police closed the lane closest to the office during the protest, which involved about 25 people. The group included members of Veterans for Peace and MOCO Green New Deal interns, who are part of a program targeting BIPOC youth — Black, Indigenous and Colored — that advocates for district-level climate action.

Two members of the group, including local climate change activist Jim Driscoll, were later arrested for obstructing traffic.

The group said it has targeted Van Hollen, a Democrat living in Kensington, because he is expected to vote to approve legislation that would provide the military with 20 times more money than the amount approved for anti-inflation legislation that the Senate passed on Sunday issued a press release.

One protester noted the US military is one of the biggest polluters in the world, polluting more than countries like Portugal and Morocco.

“We think we need to cut the military budget, we need to cut military spending because of pollution,” said Stosh Comisiak, another protester, a Vietnam War veteran and Ukrainian-American clinician.

Comisiak carried a large white placard that read “Senator Van Hollen’s office,” which made it clear that not all passers-by knew that the senator’s office was there.

Driscoll, coordinator of the MOCO Green New Deal internship program and a Vietnam War veteran, said Van Hollen refused to meet with Veterans for Peace and the BIPOC MOCO Green New Deal interns before the protest. But he hoped the protesters would draw the senator’s attention.

Van Hollen’s office said in an email he couldn’t meet with protesters because he was meeting with constituents in Frederick, but an employee spoke to the protesters and heard their concerns.

The office provided information on Van Hollen’s position on several issues, including his support for the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes large investments in climate change, and his promotion of Green New Deal legislation. The email also noted that Van Hollen has consistently raised concerns about excessive defense spending and will be looking closely at national defense legislation. He also supports Ukraine in its war with Russia and US efforts to provide aid to Ukraine, the email said.

Driscoll, a former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said climate change is affecting people of color the hardest. That’s why he wants to work with students of color to advocate for climate solutions, he said.

“It made sense that we worked together,” said Driscoll.

Raki Krishnan, who recently graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall, said he plans to explore launching a Green New Deal internship program in the area when he gets there .

He said he has been involved with the MOCO Green New Deal group for about a year, although he was involved in activism before joining.

“It’s mostly local goals like influencing Montgomery County government leaders,” Krishnan said.

After about half an hour, the protesters moved to obstruct traffic and block the driveway to Van Hollen’s office. They continued to sing while spectators watched.

A county police officer issued three warnings to the group. After the third, the students moved, but Comisiak and Driscoll stayed where they were. They were arrested for not getting out of the way of traffic.

Capt. Elizabeth Hattenburg, commander of the county police department’s first precinct, said the group’s leaders had been in contact with police about the protest for a number of weeks.

“They only get subpoenas, we’re not physically taking them to jail today,” said Hattenburg.

Christine Zhu from Gaithersburg, an aspiring junior at the University of Maryland majoring in journalism and Spanish, is a summer intern at Bethesda Beat.

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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register Win 19 West Virginia Press Association Awards | News, Sports, Jobs https://880666.org/the-intelligencer-and-wheeling-news-register-win-19-west-virginia-press-association-awards-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:57:46 +0000 https://880666.org/the-intelligencer-and-wheeling-news-register-win-19-west-virginia-press-association-awards-news-sports-jobs/ CHARLESTON — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register picked up 19 awards over the weekend during the West Virginia Press Association’s 2022 Better Newspapers Contest. The event, which returned to in-person after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the ceremony to go remote for two years, was held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Charleston […]]]>

CHARLESTON — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register picked up 19 awards over the weekend during the West Virginia Press Association’s 2022 Better Newspapers Contest.

The event, which returned to in-person after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the ceremony to go remote for two years, was held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Charleston in 2021. The newspapers compete with the big ones in Division I newspapers in the country.

The newspapers won five first prizes; six awards for second place; and eight third place awards.

Newspaper staff received first place for Best Individual Edition for the 12 September 2021 edition of the Sunday News Register. The issue was highlighted by an in-depth look at the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City and Washington DC from a national and local perspective.

Reporters chronicled the weekend’s anniversary events, polled Ohio Valley residents for their memories of the day, spoke to Ohio and West Virginia politicians in DC about their experiences on This Morning, and had teachers reflect on how they related the events to born students discuss after the attacks. The issue also included a celebration of the newest Wheeling Hall of Fame class and a look at two Marshall County parents fighting back against COVID-19 mask mandates at the time.

Staff writer and photographer Scott McCloskey received first place for Best News Photography for “A Fresh Coat of Paint,” which featured the Fort Henry Bridge in the midst of a fresh coat of paint. One side had a new shade of blue while the other showed the old shade of green.

The newspapers also took three first places in the advertising categories. The annual 2021 edition of Progress, titled Reimangining the Region, won for Best Feature. The 2021 Football Preview won for Best Specialty Sport and West Virginia Northern Community College Graphics Department for Best Agency Promotion.

Second place awards were in the following categories:

– Best Editorial, Editor John McCabe, for his entry “Justice For Sale In Pleasants County” on the Santa Gate controversy there;

– Best Lifestyle Columnist, Heather Ziegler;

– Best Front Page, News Editor Ian Hicks for the Thursday 28 January edition of the newspaper;

– Best Lifestyle Pages, Scott Hanson, for May 23, 2021, Sunday News Register life section;

– Best Sports Special Section for Football Preview 2021;

– Best color ad, quarter page or less, for Howard’s Diamond Center ad.

The awards for third place were as follows:

– Best Reporter on Government Affairs, Eric Ayres, for reporting on Bluefield State College’s ultimately unsuccessful attempts to establish a campus at Wheeling;

– Best Editorial, McCabe, for his contribution “Don’t Defund The Public Library,” in which he discusses the Ohio Board of Education’s decision to cut funding for the Ohio County Public Library;

– Best Sporting Event Coverage, Cody Tomer, for the story “Father And Son Both Sink Holes In One”;

– Best Lifestyle Sites, Hanson, for the 24 January 2021 edition of the Sunday News Register;

– Promotion of the best agency for the promotion of WVU Medicine Children;

– Best classified ad for Thomas Auto Center “We’re Hiring” ad;

– Best process color ad larger than a quarter page for the Happy Thanksgiving – The Highlands ad;

– Best Topic Page(s) for “Through the Years”.

“We are very proud of the excellent work our employees do throughout the year to keep Ohio Valley residents updated on the latest happenings and to help our business partners share their message with the community,” said general manager Perry Nardo of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. “Honors like those presented in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspapers Contest are a powerful reminder of the difference we make in life every day in the Upper Ohio Valley.”



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Apple Watch Series 8 leak describes surprising design change https://880666.org/apple-watch-series-8-leak-describes-surprising-design-change/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://880666.org/apple-watch-series-8-leak-describes-surprising-design-change/ Will the Series 8 drop the green color of the Series 7 shown here? David Phelan There was just another report on what the next Apple Watch will look like. For the past 18 months, there have been rumors, endorsed by many reliable analysts, that an all-new Apple Watch design was coming, with flat edges, […]]]>

There was just another report on what the next Apple Watch will look like. For the past 18 months, there have been rumors, endorsed by many reliable analysts, that an all-new Apple Watch design was coming, with flat edges, a larger screen, and a truly different look.

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The problem is that those rumors were for the Apple Watch Series 7 and while the current watch has a subtly changed design, it wasn’t nearly what we were expecting based on the leaks.

While some analysts had a lot of balls in their faces, one leaker, @VNchocoTacoalso known as ShrimpApplePro, had claimed that the rumored designs were flat out wrong.

This leaker revealed today what he thinks will come with the Apple Watch Series 8.

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Although they tweeted in May that a new flat front glass display was in the works, they’re now getting specific about the new design, saying, “Design: Unfortunately, it remains the same as the Series 7 with no design upgrade.”

That doesn’t mean there won’t be changes to the much-anticipated Apple Watch Pro, which Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims will be a larger device with an evolution of the current design.

But for Series 8, apparently, the design will not change. I like the design of the Series 7 so I’m not disappointed.

But ShrimpApplePro also has more information, such as the colors.

Colours

In aluminum, the Series 8 will be available in four colors: Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT (RED) and Silver. This is a big change from the Series 7, which comes in Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT (RED), Blue, and a pretty appealing Green. But many customers have complained that there is no such thing as a neutral color like silver, although I think Starlight is the best of the new shades anyway. Still, I’m a bit surprised that Apple will switch from five to four colors.

For the stainless steel watch, with silver, graphite and gold, we can’t expect any color change at all. That’s also the same as the Series 6 colors, so again I’m cautious about what ShrimpApplePro says as it feels like there might be a smooth change this time.

Note that even when Apple sticks to the same colors, they almost always change slightly with each successive year, so the gold stainless steel can be quite pale one year and quite yellow the next.

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size

Just like this year, there will be two sizes at 41mm and 45mm – although the much-rumoured Apple Watch Pro could be larger, ShrimpApplePro doesn’t comment on that. The Series 8 Watch will be compatible with previous watch straps, which Apple has prioritized over the years.

Titanium?

There are claims that there will be no Apple Watch Edition in titanium, but as Mark Gurman has claimed that the Pro model could be in titanium, that could be the reason.

sensors

The hoped-for temperature sensor may not be on board, it said, as the source couldn’t see any visual indication of new sensors. That doesn’t mean it’s not there, just that it’s not visible.

One more thing?

Actually two small nuggets. First, the box seal has a stronger adhesive so once opened it’s harder to reseal, which sounds like a smart security feature to me.

And secondly, it looks like the watch will be released in September without any delays. Hooray.

With the next Apple Special Event expected to take place in the first half of September, you won’t have to wait long.

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The fuel-efficient Kia Seltos 2023 is elegant and refined with a touch of robustness https://880666.org/the-fuel-efficient-kia-seltos-2023-is-elegant-and-refined-with-a-touch-of-robustness/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 09:02:00 +0000 https://880666.org/the-fuel-efficient-kia-seltos-2023-is-elegant-and-refined-with-a-touch-of-robustness/ Price: The 2023 Kia Seltos has a starting price of $22,890. The top model, the Kia Seltos SX AWD, starts at $28,249. The destination fee is $1,295. the Kia 000270, Seltos is a practical and stylish choice for small car SUVs. It offers a unique design that is sleek and sophisticated with a touch of […]]]>

Price: The 2023 Kia Seltos has a starting price of $22,890. The top model, the Kia Seltos SX AWD, starts at $28,249. The destination fee is $1,295.

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Seltos is a practical and stylish choice for small car SUVs. It offers a unique design that is sleek and sophisticated with a touch of sturdiness. This is a versatile SUV with a spacious interior for its small size, impressive Kia specs and excellent safety scores. Four-wheel drive is standard on most trims, which is a nice bonus.

The Seltos competes in a challenging field of subcompact SUVs. Some of its top competitors are the sporty Mazda MZDAY,
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CX-30, the off-road capable Subaru FUJHY,
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Crosstrek and the inexpensive Chevrolet Trailblazer. All of the above are worth cross-shopping if you’re in the market for a small and affordable SUV.

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2023 Kia Seltos prices

A Kia Seltos LX with AWD starts at $22,840 while the S FWD model starts at $22,890. As an S-AWD model, the 2023 Kia Seltos starts at $24,390. The destination fee is $1,295.

A Kia Seltos Nightfall Edition AWD starts at $27,040 while the EX AWD model starts at $26,140.

Crowning the lineup is the Seltos SX AWD, which starts at $28,340.

The price of the Kia Seltos is average for its class. Pricing is very similar to rivals like the Mazda CX-30, Subaru Crosstrek, and Volkswagen VWAGY.
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The 2023 Kia Seltos

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Driving the Kia Seltos 2023

The base 4-cylinder engine moves the Kia Seltos around nicely. Its power is only adequate, but it’s fuel efficient – thanks in part to the CVT transmission – and it’s strong enough for the daily commute.

The available turbocharged engine is an excellent upgrade if you want a little more oomph in a small SUV. It brings a pretty significant increase in performance with an additional 29 hp and 63 lb-ft of torque over the base engine. There’s a slight fuel penalty, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for lively performance.

The turbocharged engine uses a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. It’s better for sporty driving than the CVT that comes with the base engine, but downshifting can be a bit slow if you want extra zip.

With the exception of the S trim, every Seltos is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. The Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Compass Trailhawk are better off-roaders, but AWD gives the Seltos good all-weather traction and mild off-road capabilities. If you don’t want or need AWD, the S trim with FWD is the most economical variant of the Selto.

The Seltos is agile on city streets and easy to park thanks to its small footprint, but some of its competitors, like the Mazda CX-30, offer sportier handling. As for ride comfort, it’s reasonably smooth and comfortable for motorway cruising, but you might want something with a longer wheelbase if you’re after long-distance comfort.

The 2023 Kia Seltos

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interior comfort

One of the Kia Selto’s greatest strengths is one of the most spacious interiors in its class. Considering its small size, you might be surprised by the amount of passenger and cargo space in the Seltos. The rear seats offer adult-friendly legroom, and the cargo area offers more than enough room for most drivers’ everyday needs.

The Selto’s interior design is pleasant and upscale for its price. All controls are easy to use and it has one of the most intuitive infotainment systems in its class. Interior materials are quite nice and get nicer as you work your way up the panels. You can’t get real leather seats, but the top trims have premium leatherette seats.

It’s worth noting that the SX Turbo trim is available with a plum interior color package. If you want an SUV with purple seats, this is one of your few options.

exterior styling

The Seltos is an eye-catching SUV that strikes a nice balance between premium and ruggedness. The ride height and skid plates give it a bit of an outdoor look, but the sleek body lines and sharp light signature make it feel modern and high-tech.

The Seltos has some bold color options like Mars Orange and Starbright Yellow. It’s part of the growing trend of contrasting roof and mirror options, with several 2-tone color schemes available.

In terms of size, the Seltos is a subcompact SUV that sits between the smaller Soul and larger Sportage in the Kia range. Its dimensions are similar to those of the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mazda CX-30 and Jeep Compass.

favorite functions

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The infotainment system in the Seltos is user-friendly and packed with features. All but the base LX trim is upgraded to a larger and fancier 10.25-inch screen with navigation.

Unique style
As part of its range of fun color options, the Seltos offers four two-tone paint finishes with contrasting roofs and mirrors, as well as other unique styling options like purple seats.

standard functions

The Kia Selto’s base LX trim is well equipped for the money. It uses a 2.0-liter engine with a CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard.

Standard equipment includes an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple AAPL,
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CarPlay, a USB port, cloth seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, split-folding rear seats and the basics you’d expect like air conditioning and cruise control.

Standard Kia Drive Wise safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Occupant Warning, Auto High Beam and Driver Attention Warning.

Read: These are the safest new cars of the year

factory options

Every trim on the Selto except the base LX trim comes standard with a larger 10.25-inch infotainment system with navigation. A few other nice features on all but the base trim level include automatic climate control, remote start, roof rails, and partial or full leatherette seats.

The S trim is the only one available with front-wheel drive, which is nice if you’d rather have better fuel economy than AWD’s enhanced traction.

If you want the exciting turbo engine, it’s standard on the Nightfall Edition and SX Turbo models. The Nightfall Edition comes with an styling package featuring a unique grille and 18-inch wheels, as well as dark exterior accents. It also has blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

The EX model is the top trim level you can get with the base engine. It comes with excellent premium features like a wireless charging pad, full leatherette seats and a power sunroof.

If you want a Seltos that flirts with luxury SUVs, the SX Turbo model offers Bose premium audio, a larger digital instrument cluster, and more safety features like adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go), Safe Exit Assist, and highway semi-autonomous Driving Assist driving system. It is also available with plum seats, a unique touch.

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engine and gears

Two engines are available under the hood of the Kia Seltos. Most trims are powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 146 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Nightfall Edition and SX Turbo models use a more robust 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 rated at 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The base engine uses a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and the turbo engine uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

All-wheel drive is standard on most trims, but the S trim gives you a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The S FWD model is the most economical version of the Selto. The turbo engine has a slight fuel economy compared to the base engine with AWD, but every Seltos is pretty good on gas.

2.0-liter inline-4 (LX, S, EX)
146 hp at 6,200 rpm
132 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 29/35 mpg (FWD), 27/31 mpg (AWD)

1.6-litre turbocharged inline-4 (Nightfall Edition, SX Turbo)
175 hp at 6,000 rpm
195 lb-ft of torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/30 mpg

This story originally continued KBB.com.

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Tips for spotting diseased or dangerous trees before they damage your home https://880666.org/tips-for-spotting-diseased-or-dangerous-trees-before-they-damage-your-home/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://880666.org/tips-for-spotting-diseased-or-dangerous-trees-before-they-damage-your-home/ Comment on this story comment Trees provide much-needed shade in the summer, which is particularly welcome in times of record-breaking heat. But old trees can also harbor dead branches, faulty roots, and rotting bark, providing a perfect recipe for dangerous and costly property damage, especially during stormy weather. Trees that have fallen due to storms […]]]>

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Trees provide much-needed shade in the summer, which is particularly welcome in times of record-breaking heat. But old trees can also harbor dead branches, faulty roots, and rotting bark, providing a perfect recipe for dangerous and costly property damage, especially during stormy weather.

Trees that have fallen due to storms or disease have destroyed homes and caused injury or even death. But living trees are an important part of the communities that surround them. Researchers have found that Trees bring several benefits: they not only provide shade, but also protect wildlife and help combat climate change by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide.

“The best time to plant a tree was 50 years ago, and the next best time is last week,” said Cindy Musick, a certified arborist in Northern Virginia who owns the arboriculture and forestry consultancy EcoAcumen.

When trees are regularly monitored and cared for by professionals, they are less likely to pose a threat. Certified arborists including Musick, Myra Brosius and Lou Meyer of the Davey Tree Expert Companyemphasize the importance of having the right tree in the right place and knowing when something is wrong.

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Here are some simple signs of tree damage that can help you determine if you need to call in a professional.

Examine the crowns of your trees. It’s good practice to regularly prune trees and remove dead wood that could be dangerous in the future, says Meyer, who lives in Maryland. One of the best ways to inspect a tree for dying branches is to get close to its leaves and branches. It’s much easier to spot dead, leafless branches that need to be removed in the summer when the greenery is lush. In winter, dead material in trees can be recognized by the lack of bud growth.

Watch out for mushrooms. Though tree fungi aren’t as noticeable as Mario Bros. fungi, Meyer says, there are some outward signs that can help you find weak spots in trees. Conks, which are saprophytic (meaning they feed on dead matter), are round, flat-topped shelf fungi that come in a variety of colors and grow on the trunks and sides of trees. cracked tree bark, Cavities in the trunk and broken branches are further indications of dead or dying tree substance due to fungal infestation.

note vermin. Healthy trees have their own version of a natural immune system to fight off harmful insects, says Brosius, who lives in Baltimore. But if sap is oozing out of the side, or if there are noticeable holes that indicate pests have dug into the tree, that could be a sign the tree is succumbing to insects, Meyer says. For example the invasive Emerald Ash Drill has killed millions of ash trees across the country because the trees don’t have the systems to defend themselves against the non-native beetles.

Be careful of crooked trees. A more obvious reason for suspicion is when a tree is leaning or leaning, which could be a sign of root damage. But don’t be too quick to declare an unbalanced tree doom, because not all crooked trees die. The tilting effect could be a result of phototropism, where plants naturally orient themselves toward sunlight. If the tree has grown crooked all its life, that’s probably because of phototropism, says Brosius. But if the trunk is straight and the tree has only recently begun to curve, this could be a cause for concern. If you cannot tell the difference, consult a professional.

Ask for an arborist’s assessment. If you’re unsure about the health of your trees, get a second look from a certified arborist, who is essentially an arborist trained to identify, diagnose, and treat problems. These folks take a holistic approach when inspecting a property’s greenery to ensure the trees are thriving in the right soil, water, and environment.

Musick recommends having a general assessment every two to three years during tree maturity to identify and correct structural problems early on. (If you are in DC, Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia go to goodtreecare.com to find a list of arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture.) And whether you decide to contact your local arborist or find an independent arborist, Musick says it’s important to make sure they’re licensed and insured and are certified by the ISA. Money well spent, say arborists. Basic tree inspections cost a few hundred dollars every few years, but tree damage and removal can run into tens of thousands of dollars.

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To the dark side: how to turn a boring room into a stylish and vibrant space with dark color trends https://880666.org/to-the-dark-side-how-to-turn-a-boring-room-into-a-stylish-and-vibrant-space-with-dark-color-trends/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 21:29:13 +0000 https://880666.org/to-the-dark-side-how-to-turn-a-boring-room-into-a-stylish-and-vibrant-space-with-dark-color-trends/ Adjust the contrast Adding contrasting colors around an impressive dark wall can take a room from flat to fabulous. When choosing your wall color, speak to a Resene Color Advisor about shades that not only match, but really make it stand out. “Some combinations to try are Resene Coast with Resene Karaka, or the smoky […]]]>

Adjust the contrast

Adding contrasting colors around an impressive dark wall can take a room from flat to fabulous.

When choosing your wall color, speak to a Resene Color Advisor about shades that not only match, but really make it stand out.

“Some combinations to try are Resene Coast with Resene Karaka, or the smoky brown Resene Ironsand with dusty rose like Resene Sorbet, or olive green like Resene New Leaf,” says Rebecca.

“Use these colors as accents to accentuate wall color – think mirror frames, shelves, or even baseboards and ceilings. Then take those colors further into your home textiles through cushions, carpets and curtains.”

break the rules

The number one “rule” that can (and should) be broken is that you shouldn’t use dark colors in small spaces – that’s just not true. While it can depend on what you’re using the space for and how it’s lit, opting for dark colors won’t automatically make a small space feel claustrophobic.

While all white walls can reveal shadows and dark corners, darker shades of color in a smaller room can actually disguise the fact that it’s small; Instead, dark colors absorb light and create depth and the appearance of a larger space.

Shades like Resene Element or Resene Nocturnal actually have cool bases, making walls recessive and becoming more of a dramatic backdrop to showcase your decor rather than dominating the space.

For smaller spaces without natural light, Brenda suggests painting one wall a dark color and leaving the rest of the walls a cream color — cool or warm depending on the flooring and furniture.

Larger or brighter rooms allow for more flexibility in color choices. “When there’s a lot of natural light, a room can definitely handle color, and it can be as dark as you want, to a pastel shade or lighter,” adds Brenda.

Go on low shine

When it comes to choosing a matte or gloss finish, Brenda recommends using a low gloss finish for walls because it’s not overly glossy but has enough gloss to reflect and bounce off walls, “as opposed to a flat.” Finish that can look matte and lifeless.”

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Plant a garden all summer long, but watch out for watering – Chicago Tribune https://880666.org/plant-a-garden-all-summer-long-but-watch-out-for-watering-chicago-tribune/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://880666.org/plant-a-garden-all-summer-long-but-watch-out-for-watering-chicago-tribune/ “Is it too late to start a new garden this year? And should I water other plants in my garden?” – Alfredo Gomez, Highwood You can continue planting throughout the summer provided you pay close attention to watering. I have recently seen new garden installations struggling due to improper watering in some gardens. Most plants […]]]>

“Is it too late to start a new garden this year? And should I water other plants in my garden?”

– Alfredo Gomez, Highwood

You can continue planting throughout the summer provided you pay close attention to watering. I have recently seen new garden installations struggling due to improper watering in some gardens. Most plants under stress have been grown in containers and dry out quickly in hot and windy weather.

It’s difficult to give you specific watering instructions as there are many variables that depend on a garden’s growing conditions. Gardens with sandy and well-drained soil will need more frequent watering to establish the plants, as the soil dries out faster than a heavy clay soil. Different plant species prefer different moisture levels. Perennials planted in a shady zone can compete with tree roots for water. The amount of sun or shade affects how much water is needed for those areas. Different zones can dry out at different rates.

The established plants that have been growing for over three years probably don’t need additional watering now. Plants newly installed in the last two to three years may benefit from extra water during dry spells this year. Any plants installed last year and this spring should be given priority.

Just watered some hydrangeas I planted in fall 2020 after seeing them wilt. Withering foliage is a signal to check if the plant needs watering. The hydrangeas are planted under an oak tree so they compete for water with the tree and surrounding perennials, and although the bed is shady, it dries out quickly.

Check the soil at the base of your plants to see how much moisture there is to help you decide if you should water. Plants show water stress with wilted leaves and leaves that turn a discolored color from green or yellow to brown when dry. For trees and shrubs planted as ball and jute trees and shrubs, water at the base with a hose to thoroughly wet the root balls during the first year or two of planting.

Don’t just rely on one sprinkler system. Even recently installed perennials will benefit from an occasional deeper soak with a hose while they are establishing in their first year. The foliage of evergreens can spill water from a sprinkler to the outside of the root ball, leaving it dry. As the tree establishes itself for the first two to three years, the roots will grow into the surrounding garden soil. In the first year, one thorough watering per week is generally sufficient for new ball and burlap plants.

Also, be careful not to overwater as I’ve seen gardens with soggy soil even during dry periods – a sign of overwatering, which can also stress and kill plants. Plants grown in containers may need to be watered a few times a week if the weather is hot and dry for the first few weeks after planting. Since the plants root into the surrounding garden soil, they dry out less quickly. Be sure to check them a few times a week after planting.

If you use an automatic sprinkler system or irrigate with a sprinkler attached to a hose, verify that all plants are getting adequate water by monitoring the soil and spot checking the root balls of the plants. Don’t assume your sprinkler system will provide the correct amount of water. Monitoring plants and soil moisture will help you provide the optimal amount of water for your new garden plants.

Proper watering is critical to success when seeding a lawn and I see many gardeners fail at it. The grass seed needs to be kept moist by frequent, light watering one to three times a day until it germinates in about two weeks. Allowing it to dry out during this time can drastically reduce seed germination. A light layer of compost can help retain moisture for the grass seeds.

For more plant advice, contact the Plant Information Service at the Chicago Botanic Garden at plantinfo@chicagobotanic.org. Tim Johnson is Senior Director of Horticulture at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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ColourPop Cream Gel Eyeliner Review 2022 https://880666.org/colourpop-cream-gel-eyeliner-review-2022/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:18:25 +0000 https://880666.org/colourpop-cream-gel-eyeliner-review-2022/ I blame the cat eye industrial complex for not becoming an “eyeliner person” sooner. You can’t buy a liquid liner without reading the words “simple” and “cat’s eye” on the packaging—it just takes a swipe with the pointed tip, they insist rather menacingly, but I don’t have the coordination for that. Or skip a few […]]]>

I blame the cat eye industrial complex for not becoming an “eyeliner person” sooner. You can’t buy a liquid liner without reading the words “simple” and “cat’s eye” on the packaging—it just takes a swipe with the pointed tip, they insist rather menacingly, but I don’t have the coordination for that. Or skip a few steps with a wing-shaped stamp that you can color in, but just a wobbly stroke can ruin the outline. Supported by the Beauty Guru Connect the dots Method didn’t work for me either – a poke in the eye caused tears with mascara to run down my cheeks. I wasted so much time in front of a mirror trying to get cat eye curves right that I finally decided to line my eyes with nothing at all.

However, that lost era without a liner didn’t stop me from wanting it. A few years ago, a cheerful makeup consultant from Chanel introduced me to applying eyeliner waterlinesmearing the color so that it just touches the lower lash line of David Bowie’s “life on mars” see. As she spun my chair around to inspect her work, I forgot about the cat eyes altogether. I no longer needed to know how to make a grand piano—my eye area was now my canvas, and I was eager to find the right brush A flair for the dramatic led me to develop my own technique of covering the skin under my eyes with a thick liner band.This heavy crescent shape – part RO Kwonpart whatever Julia Fox tut – became my signature.

And the best eyeliner I’ve found for this is ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner.

ColourPop cream gel liner

Although these eyeliners are only $7 per tube, ColourPop’s creamy consistency rivals even the highest quality eyeliners. The formula glides effortlessly over the puff of my eye area. There’s never any smudging when I draw on my favorite half-circle shape, and when it’s time to shade it I don’t have to take out a brush to even out the intensity of the hues. (Pro tip: a pinky’s worth of cream gives you an even smoother surface to color faster). ColourPop is incredibly buildable, with colors getting richer with each layer. Blues are brightening. pink pops. Purple deepens.

In fact, the liners are so pigmented that their intensity doesn’t diminish even after hours of wear — even through crying sessions and sweaty late-night workouts (like when I forgot to wash the day off my face before hitting the elliptical trainer). . This applies to the liveliest primary colors or the palest of pastels. Yet a drop of the right makeup remover (Caudalie’s cleansing oil is a personal favorite) is enough to wipe away the liners. I look like a melting clown when the colors slide right out of my eyes, but a splash of water washes them away quickly.

ColourPop in the morning vs. ColourPop in the afternoon
Photo: Ambar Pardilla

This incredible performance combined with the economy is probably why I’ve now lost count of the number of ColourPop liners I own. Fittingly, my obsession with the brand started Color Me Obsessed! vault. Priced at $38, the 12-eyeliner set is only $2 more than a single one Gucci Stylo stick and $4 more than a similar product from chanels (both are currently at the bottom of my beauty bag). ColourPop’s liners are also cheaper than Sephora’s slightly too streaky ones gel pens. The math briefly made me wonder if they were too good to be true, but the first few swipes of the “Catsuit” hue, a rich kelly green, erased that worry.

ColourPop Color me obsessively!  vault

Choosing the morning shade is now the biggest and fun part of my makeup routine. I don’t believe in the “don’t match your outfit to your eyes” theory, so I match my colors to the eyeliner I plan to wear that day. It’s very crayon chic.

It’s also my top makeup question – I usually get an incredulous taunt as soon as I reveal it’s ColourPop because the liners are so cheap. But now that I’ve found her, I know I’ll never feel like missing a cat’s eye ever again.

ColourPop color outside of the liner vault

I recently added this 20 piece set to my growing collection, available in shades such as Punch, a canary yellow; “Fast Lane”, described as “blackened teal”; and “getting paid,” the glitziest of rose gold.

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The Kansas exhibit brings together the worlds of artist and family in a generous whole https://880666.org/the-kansas-exhibit-brings-together-the-worlds-of-artist-and-family-in-a-generous-whole/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 08:41:12 +0000 https://880666.org/the-kansas-exhibit-brings-together-the-worlds-of-artist-and-family-in-a-generous-whole/ The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policies impact the daily lives of people in our state. Huascar Medina is the Poet Lord of Kansas. “Making It Work” can currently be seen in the Lawrence Arts Center. The exhibition takes a deeper look […]]]>

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of expanding the conversation about how public policies impact the daily lives of people in our state. Huascar Medina is the Poet Lord of Kansas.

“Making It Work” can currently be seen in the Lawrence Arts Center. The exhibition takes a deeper look at the generative processes of artists as parents and how family ties influence their work. the fWell-known artists include Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Alberto Aguilar, Christa Doner, Lise Haller Baggesen, Cara Romeroand Jina Valentin.

The show “brings together six contemporary US artists who are artists and parents who visualize this relationship in their work,” it says Maria Velasco, Professor at the University of Kansas Fine Arts Departmentshe is also a mother and an artist herself. “It’s part of their dynamic, their conception and their creation. So from that point of view it’s really unique. Because we are used to having to choose between one or the other. Culture tells us you have to be one or the other. That if you’re a good parent, you can’t be a good artist, and if you’re a good artist, you can’t be a parent. So you really have to question that belief. And still cope with the difficulties of existing in such a situation.”

The show was co-curated by Velasco and Rachel Epp Buller, Professor of Fine Art and Design Bethel College.

When asked about the chosen artists, Velasco said: “For us, the choice was based from the beginning on what we call generative practices, which is a way we look at processes, collaborations, conversations and activities that usually take place internally, in relation to the genesis of the work, but also with the existing community.

“We looked at how these processes materialize into a kind of work. It’s less the old-fashioned way of thinking about a standalone object on the wall. Here we look at how we work from another platform first.”

In this close-up from Jina Valentine’s Testimony, you can see excerpts from newspapers written in an iron-galling ink that corrodes the paper. (Huascar Medina/Kansas Reflector)

Featured Artist Aguero Esparza presented a wall installation featuring three-dimensional acrylic and wood elements entitled: “Multicultural Crayon: White, Apricot, Peach, Tan, Mahogany, Burnt Sienna, Sepia, Black – What Color Are You?” This piece converses with another piece, ” Dance & Conversations: Castings”. Both contain casts of their daughter’s feet at different ages. At age 10, the conversation turns to skin tone. The artist uses a crayon skin tone color palette to encourage discussions of race.

This conversation started with her daughter coming home after school and asking why people don’t identify with the color of peach, which most white people consider skin color. Aguero-Esparza also connects this work with her upbringing in Mexico. Her family had a shoe shop that manufactured Huarachen. The tint of the leather strands is depicted in the base of the cast feet dancing at age 17.

“Since her earliest childhood she (Aguero-Esparza) was involved in seeing this process and being a part of it,” Velasco said. “Composed of strips of leather that are tinted in various shapes, this process has carried this stylistic choice into her work. The story behind this work spans generations. A story she has with her parents and daughter. When you become parents, that lineage becomes so obvious.”

Donner’s interactive work “A Portal Is Opening” is also an intergenerational work in which the viewer is projected into the future. It has a QR code and a card that you send to a location in South Park at a bank where you can listen to a letter a child from 2226 tells us about extinction and disappearing species.

“This is a conversation about sustainability and how little we are aware of the harm we are causing. The fact that our children will inherit this world and this life does not stop when we stop. Having kids makes that more obvious than ever,” Velasco said. “We connect with a child from the future. It makes these political issues clear in a poetic way. The play is narrated by the artist’s daughter. It’s a way to work collaboratively with your kids.”

Velasco continued, “It’s not just a sentimental or cute thing. You’re having a conversation with a legitimate human who’s a little person because of course it’s cute because kids are cute but that’s not the point. But when you get involved as a parent who’s also an artist, and you have conversations with your kids that are very serious, like this one about race, sustainability, or anything else.”

Another conversation featured on the show deals with racial violence against Black men. It is titled “Evidence”.

Valentine was inspired by her inability to process the news of the shooting of young black men. The piece is difficult to absorb. It contains excerpts from news reports about the deaths of black sons. You can only read a little at a time. In this work, Valentine used an ink that erodes the paper. She may be commenting on erasure, whitewashing, or trying to undo a reality that shouldn’t have happened. Perhaps she facilitates time being pushed forward to a point where those stories may no longer exist.

“Mothernism” by Lise Haller Baggesen includes a nomadic camp, an audio installation and a book. (Huascar Medina/Kansas Reflector)

Baggesens describes her work “Mothernism” as “a nomadic tent camp, an audio installation and a book devoted to delineating and making the “maternal hole in contemporary art discourse” verbal.

In this created space you can listen to music and read books selected by Baggesens. The place conveys a sense of refuge, contemplation and isolation at the same time.

The family ties displayed during this exhibition enhance the works of all these artists. Everyone creates as an artist and as a parent at the same time. There is no description of the work that needs to be done and the conversations that need to be had. Creating art that addresses issues that affect both parents and children is not only good parenting, it is also an important artistry. Making it work illustrates the power of artists as parents with real depth.

Making It Work runs through July 30th. An INSIGHT Art Talk by a curator will take place on July 28 at 7 p.m. This includes a presentation of Epp Buller’s book “Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, Motherhood” and the first local screening of Velasco’s award-winning documentary “All by me: artists + mothers.”

A graduation reception will be held on July 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center

Through its voice section, the Kansas Reflector works to amplify the voices of people affected by public policy or excluded from public debate. Find information here, including how to submit your own comment.

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Poem: Excerpts from the poem ‘Headlands Quadrats’ https://880666.org/poem-excerpts-from-the-poem-headlands-quadrats/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:00:08 +0000 https://880666.org/poem-excerpts-from-the-poem-headlands-quadrats/ These excerpts are a masterpiece of opposites – form and disorder, the known and the unknown, desert and bloom, decline and hope. The small sections look physically like plots used for ecological studies, their interiors bursting with language, emotion and movement. The language occasionally truncates with oblique syntax. A deer’s fear is described in such […]]]>

These excerpts are a masterpiece of opposites – form and disorder, the known and the unknown, desert and bloom, decline and hope. The small sections look physically like plots used for ecological studies, their interiors bursting with language, emotion and movement. The language occasionally truncates with oblique syntax. A deer’s fear is described in such a way that the reader can feel that fear through confused language. There’s also a more subtle surprise with the gentle synesthesia of “a coyote / just the color of July”. The repetition of war and complicity is skillfully handled: “the ridge we curl into/in another war//without trees for shade/their names have soldiers done too.” Poem selected by Victoria Chang

By Brian Teare

past the disused fortress
past the former nike rocket site

past the abandoned battery
past the empty cannon platform

past shelters lined with concrete
sandbags
the ocean

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I don’t know the rules
but I follow them

downhill to the extravagant
Thistle from which a deer

startles a spark
mainly for fear of flint

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faster than predators
on the path I encounter

a coyote for the first time
exactly the color of July

in these hills without haste
full of bones, it turns to me

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the houses every evening
lean on shadow

the ridge we curl up on
during another war

without shady trees
their names soldiers did too

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ocean on the other side
from our sleep all plump

Mother of pearl means eternal
Wildflower season is not over yet

even though it’s late summer
Grasses that are already overseeding


Victoria Chang is a poet whose new volume of poetry is called The Trees Witness Everything (Copper Canyon Press, 2022). Her fifth volume of poetry, Obit (2020), was named a Notable Book and Time Must-Read by the New York Times. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches in Antioch University’s MFA program. brian Tear is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Doomstead Days (Nightboat Books, 2019). He was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow and is an Adjunct Professor in the English Department at the University of Virginia.

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