Latest Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Stories

2012-08-13 14:46:15

A study that examined how rural farmers in Ethiopia learn new farming techniques and adopt them on their own farms discovered that learning from a friend was a stronger motivator than learning from neighbors in close proximity. The goal of the study was to find out how farmers in Ethiopia learn and ultimately adopt new agricultural technologies such as using fertilizers in the production of grains, trying new grain crop varieties, and installing an irrigation system to grow new high-value...

2011-01-04 12:28:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after a rogue wave nearly took her life at sea, teen sailor Abby Sunderland has signed a publishing deal with Thomas Nelson Publishers to tell the story of how, at 16, she set out to become the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe alone. The book, entitled Unsinkable, is expected to hit stores in April. "It is an honor to be publishing Abby Sunderland's memoir. Hers is a powerful story of faith and perseverance,"...

2008-12-17 15:34:03

A Washington state man ordered to tear down an elaborate tree house overlooking a river can keep it after reaching a compromise, county officials say. King County officials had earlier ordered Pete Nelson, of Fall City, Wash., to remove his high-end tree house, built with cedar siding and maple floors, because the Sitka spruce it was perched in was too close to the Raging River and presented a flooding danger, the Seattle Times reported. But after their order to demolish the structure drew...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

The Nelson Fire Service was called out twice yesterday afternoon to the Church Steps at the top of Trafalgar St after trees were set alight. Station officer Grahame Kurth said it appeared that overhanging leaves on two palm trees were deliberately set on fire just before 4pm and 5pm. (c) 2008 Nelson Mail, The. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-29 15:00:30

The unflinching resolve of officialdom was never going to waver in the case of the Honest Lawyer's open fire. The $750 infringement notice issued by the Nelson City Council following the pub's act of defiance in breaching the ban on Friday night was inevitable. Never mind that 500 people signed a petition supporting an exemption, or that a majority in a Nelson Mail online poll that drew 940 responses voted the same way. Both these polls were completely unscientific, rules are rules and...

2008-08-22 15:00:42

Sir, I wish to publicly say thank you to the Nelson Mail for the continued coverage of the methyl bromide issue. Finally, we see some constructive action to mitigate the effects of this deadly chemical. This action is long overdue, and has been forced on a reluctant fumigation industry. It's come after years of effort, by the families of those men who died after working at the port, by the Citizens Against Toxic Spray, the people of Nelson, and by the courage of the media. The Nelson Mail...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By BASHAM, Laura A poignant one-minute's silence spoke volumes for those who went to Nelson's waterfront on Saturday to pay tribute to fishermen who lost their lives at sea. Under a grey sky and by a calm sea, a 1000-strong crowd gathered at the Sunderland Marine Pier for the eighth annual Blessing of the Fleet. "It's quite emotional," said fishing industry spokesman Darren Guard. "That minute's silence is always a bit of a tug on the heart- strings. "Everybody knows somebody who has...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.