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Blogger Raises Worldwide Awareness For School Lunches
2012-06-19 06:16:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com "My dad says I should call myself Veritas Ex Gustu, truth from tasting in Latin but who knows Latin? You can call me Veg.” These were the introductory words posted by 9-year-old Martha Payne, the blogger behind NeverSeconds. Her blog, which features images of school lunches complete with a rating scale, recently launched an international debate on food and nutrition. Payne decided to start blogging at the end of April about school lunches in Scotland....

2009-08-15 12:57:22

Britain's oldest known wild golden eagle has died on the isle of Jura at age 22, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said. The bird was banded on the isle of Mull in 1987 when it was still a chick, said Roger Broad, the society member who tagged the bird. It's actually very nice to hear about a bird that's had such a long life, and to be told about it in a situation like this when there are absolutely no suspicious circumstances whatsoever, Broad told the BBC in a story aired...

2009-03-16 18:09:57

Officials in a Scottish village of about 600 people say hometown businesses are suffering due to slights from satellite navigation systems and Google Maps. Tarbert officials said motorists driving to and from a nearby ferry terminal to Islay are being directed by their global positioning systems to take a back road that bypasses the village, The Scotsman reported Monday. This is a concern for traders, but it's also a concern for people living on that Glenralloch back road; it is a single...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

By David Leask TAXPAYERS are being forced to pay out more than GBP 300 a seat for air routes with almost no passengers and "zilch" economic benefits, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. So few people have booked on Argyll Air Services that 27 flights were cancelled in July and August because there were no passengers. Yet the local authority behind the airport scheme still has to pay over GBP 30,000 a month to the airline running the services, whether the flights take off or not. The...

2008-09-01 12:00:09

By GRAEME MURRAY VANDALS who set off fire hydrants across Glasgow have been warned they are putting lives at risk. More than 50 hydrants in the city had to be turned off by Scottish Water since Tuesday afternoon after this week's warm, sunny weather . Neighbourhoods affected include the Gorbals, Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Springburn, Dennistoun, Barlanark, Summerston, Dalmarnock, Bridgeton, Govanhill, Castlemilk, Ibrox, Pollokshields, Rutherglen and Penilee. The incidents caused...

2008-08-27 00:00:24

A rare Scottish moth, found only on two islands in the Hebrides, could fall victim to an invasive plant that is burying its habitat. Experts believe there may be only 400 slender Scotch burnets left in the British Isles, all of them living in six locations on Mull and Ulva, The Scotsman reports. The burnet lives on cliff edges in sheltered spots with its caterpillars feeding only on the birdsfoot trefoil. "Like many really rare species, it is incredibly fussy," said Tom Prescott, a...

2008-08-15 06:00:29

By MARTYN McLAUGHLIN SCOTLAND's newest airport was officially opened yesterday, more than a year behind schedule and nearly three times over budget. Oban airport will provide a link with the islands of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree, in a scheme it is hoped will boost the Highland economy and stem depopulation. It marks the end of a project conceived by Argyll and Bute Council nine years ago, and long mired in controversy. Initially earmarked at GBP 3.25 million, and seen as a way of...

2008-08-15 00:00:27

SCOTLAND'S newest airport was officially opened yesterday after long delays and escalating costs. Transport minister Stewart Stevenson opened Oban airport, which will provide a link with the isles of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree. The project was started by Argyll and Bute Council in 2002. But it was hit by delays, including problems in obtaining licences for all the airfields. The final cost for all facilities is estimated at pounds 9 million. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK)....

2008-08-07 06:00:18

THE Razz has 15 pairs of weekend camping tickets to give away to the Hydro Connect Music Festival, which takes place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle from Friday, August 29 to Sunday August 31. The lucky winners will also receive a case of Kopparberg pear cider. Taking to the stage will be Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Kasabian, Sigur Ros, Glasvegas, Manic Street Preachers, Goldfrapp, and many more. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy cool Kopparberg cider while listening to some...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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