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@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light

3 days agoHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

This weekend, create a one-of-a kind drum light, like this floral lamp. jenihall created this using a embroidery hoops, a light kit, fabric and ribbon. Want to make one of your own? Click on the link for instructions!

Plant This: Candy lily blooms are a sweet surprise

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Visiting the garden of my friend Cat/The Whimsical Gardener earlier this summer, I exclaimed over a dainty, freckled flower on a long stem, with the sword-like leaves of an iris. Candy lily, she said, adding that she took no particular care and it thrived in morning to mid-afternoon sun. Show More Summary

Ju Wenjun takes Women's GP lead

In a dramatic fourth round Ju Wenjun beat Elina Danielian to grab solo lead with 3½ points in the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah. In the battle of the two top seeds, Hou Yifan, playing black, defeated Humpy Koneru, who unexpectedly lost the drawish endgame. Show More Summary

Wildlife Rehabilitator Slang

Slang, code, and abbreviations: linguistic shorthand which can make speakers (and writers) incomprehensible to those outside their own group. To...

Upcoming Gear: GORUCK Firearm Cases

Some of you may be familiar with GORUCK packs. Albeit pricey, they are some of the most well made packs I have had the pleasure to abuse. They are also 100% made here in the USA. Not content with just making backpacks to hold your stuff...Show More Summary

Show me the Proof

The city of London does an excellent job of maintaining it’s medieval heritage even unto the 21st century. The streets are spontaneous and winding, just as Jack the Ripper wanted them to be. Tower of London is still as ominous, except instead of slicing heads, there’s the slicing of pizzas in the shops around it. Show More Summary

New 7.62 Non-Lethal Training Ammo Now Available

UTM Worldwide is now making the first ever 7.62mm man marker NLTA (Non-Lethal Training Ammunition) in existence now with their new 7.62×51 and 7.62×39 rounds.  Both rounds will be available in a loose and linked rounds which will help to spread the training opportunities over several platforms. Show More Summary

Give Teacher a High-Five for a Great Year!

Let’s start the year off great by giving your child’s teacher a “high-five”! This is a fun craft to make together by stamping your child’s hand on paper, creating a “high-five” card for a great year! Stamp your child’s painted hand to paper and let it dry. Show More Summary

300 yard pistol shot

Beretta USA just posted this video on their page of some instructors explaining the equations necessary to make a long range shot from a handgun. They are using a Beretta PX4 Storm. Although engaging targets at anything beyond 50 meters...Show More Summary

An Uncertain Future

3 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

On this day in 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans and the effects of the storm were amplified due to the loss of barrier islands and wetlands. Since the 1920's 1,883 square miles of the Louisiana coastline have disappeared. Show More Summary

2014/15: A Year on the Circuit

1: The Golders Green Open, August 2014 Black to play JMGB v Alan Merry, Golders Green Open (1) August 2014 I played Alan Merry in the first round at Golders Green last week. I say "played". "Sat at the same board as for a couple of hours"...Show More Summary

A few stats from my logbook

I just completed selling an old Blanik L13 for my club. This particular ship had been crashed, and totaled by the insurance company, but was really not damaged very much. As I wrote the final email to the buyer I mentioned that I would miss the ship, having made 75 flights in it.That made me wonder just how many flights I have made in which ships. Show More Summary

Ian Nepomniachtchi convincing in Yaroslav

The 5th International Chess Festival “Yaroslav the Wise” featured a tournament of six European Chess Championsin the period 2009-2014.The double round robin rapid event with the time control 15?+10” was held on 26-27th August at theShow More Summary


Topalov vs. Anand Showdown! - FM Dennis Monokroussos Choosing the Right Move: Candidate movesPosted on August 28,2014 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, General Chess Articles, Beginner's Corner. What does the process of making a move consist of? For the experienced player it is much more complex then it first appears. Show More Summary

Ammo Prices: 08/29/2014

Week 22. Looks like Fiocchi is putting out 300BLK to distributors now–there are several vendors with some. And 22LR is even more “stupid” expensive. Did something happen recently that depleted the stock?.223 Rem is all over the board this week. Show More Summary

Fressinet and Maisuradze are second time champions of France

The 89th French Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place on 17-28th August 2014 in Nimes, a city located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes mountains in Southern France.Twenty-four of the best French chess...Show More Summary

Chess School completed

Ilham Aliyev visiting BeylaganThu 28 August 2014 10:56 GMT | 5:56 Local TimeAzerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the Center for Youth in Beylagan.Oxu.Az reports with reference to APA that the Head of State cut the...Show More Summary

16th International Chess Festival of Trieste 2014

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste is scheduled to take place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy.The event is split into two main tournaments – Open-A “Master” for players rated over 1799 and Open-B Libero and Zora Polojaz 9. Show More Summary

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