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North Fork truck plan sent to the junkyard

A bizarre plan hatched by Connecticut officials to divert trucks from I-95 to the North Fork of Long Island has hit a dead end. A New York City-based planning council voted unanimously last week to... To view the full story, click the title link.

LIRR & Metro North Ridership Rises In 2014

Just a few minutes ago, the MTA has announced that ridership on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) & Metro-North Railroad rose in 2014. Here are the details: The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad both welcomed rising numbers of customers in 2014, new Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership figures show, making them respectively […]

Turkish Cypriots elect Mustafa Akinci as new president

Mustafa Akinci, a leftist moderate promising to push harder for a peace deal in ethnically-split Cyprus, swept to victory in a presidential election runoff in the Turkish Cypriot north of the island on Sunday. Akinci, standing as an independent, received 60.3 percent of the votes, according to figures provided by the election commission, beating the […]

Falklands' Oil Drilling at Isobel Deep Suspended

 Oil explorers drilling in the waters north of the Falkland Islands have suspended work on the second well of their 2015 current six-well drilling campaign after a technical problem.

Anglers Inn Extends Operations North of the Border

Anglers Inn International partners with Birch Island Lodge to offer premier Canadian adventures MAZATLAN, Mexico (April 22, 2015) – With 40 years of experience operating in Mexico and the Amazon, Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member and Anglers Inn International founder Billy Chapman Jr. Show More Summary

Vancouver Island hikes

@tomparkr shares some of his favourite hikes on Vancouver Island: • Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park • Della Falls • East Sooke Park • Golden Hinde • North Coast/Cape Scott Trail Hidden Hikes on Vancouver Island with @tomparkr Click through for links to each. Thanks Joan.

North Brother Island: Haunting Photographs of the Last Unknown Place in New York City

last weekHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

An otherworldly portrait of the eternal dance between life and death, wilderness and civilization.

Orkney

We whisked The Mothership away to Orkney for a few days, because as you may recall she loves, “The history, Shauna, THE HISTORY!”. These islands, ten miles off the north coast of Scotland, have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years. First by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes… then by the Picts… then invaded and annexed by Norway Read More

Richmond British Columbia for an Asian experience around YVR

Richmond, British Columbia is where many of the Vancouver Airport YVR hotels are located. Richmond is a city of 200,000 residents south of Sea Island where YVR is located. The city is bordered on the north and south by river banks at...Show More Summary

Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya

last weekNews : NY Daily News

A major air and sea search and rescue operation is under way south of the Italian island of Lampedusa after a migrant ship capsized.

The World's Shortest Commercial Flight Takes Less Than A Minute

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If you need to cross the shallow water that divides two small Orkney islands north of Scotland, your best option is to book a flight on a Loganair Britten-Norman Islander to make the overseas journey. Just don’t expect drink service. Read more...

Why Hillary Needs Black Women to Win

After Ferguson (and Staten Island and North Charleston), black women want to hear some answers from Hillary that white women don’t.

North River Lobster Boat Returns With Free Hudson River Cruises

When you want a bit more of an upscale date than, say, the Staten Island Ferry, there's North River Lobster Company, which offers gratis cruises on the Husdon beginning May 1st. The ship debuted last year, offering 45 minute cruises at select times of the day, including happy hour and sunset options. Show More Summary

On Not Totally Seeing a Total Solar Eclipse

There were only two places in the world from which this year’s total solar eclipse could be seen on land. One was Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the Arctic Circle, and the other was the Faroe Islands, which lie halfway between Scotland and Iceland. Show More Summary

Stamp Issuer - Aruba

Aruba, 1986 (Scott #1) Traditional House The country of Aruba is a small, beautiful island located in the southern Caribbean, just a few miles north of Venezuela. Being outside of the usual ocean and wind currents that prevail in the...Show More Summary

Racin’ in the Dark …

Last Saturday the Northern Sports Car Club held its 11th annual 6-Hour Endurance Race at the Pukekohe Race Track, just south of Auckland http://www.motorsport.org.nz/Circuits/pukekohe.htm. This event is part of the North Island Endurance Race Series with two other enduros (both 4 hour) held at Manfield and Taupo race circuits in the past few weeks. The […]

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault - Our Only Hope In A Zombie Apocalypse?

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen, less than a thousand miles from the North Pole.Conservationist Cary Fowler, in association with the Consultative...Show More Summary

Clubs - Sea 'N Beats

Australia's first cruise ship festival sets sail to a tropical island off North Queensland

The Abandoned Royal Navy Commander's House in Ireland Island North, Bermuda

When the Royal Navy left its station in Bermuda in 1953, handing over 300 years of dominance in the Western Atlantic to the United States, it kept a small presence on the island. The historic, sprawling dockyards to the west on Ireland Island were left to ruin, but the venerable old navy maintained a token force behind, named HMS Malabar. Show More Summary

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