Massachusetts tornado survivors grieve losses Tina Susman AP Photo/Elise AmendolaJoe Yarbrough, 12, right, tosses a jacket to his mom, Laura, as they salvage belongings from their home in Monson, Mass. Thursday, June 2, 2011, one day after it was leveled by a tornado. Springfield, Mass. _This isn't Missouri, where TV news shows the wreckage left by the tornado that roared through Joplin. The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake…has Rum! So I hear Pineapple Upside Down Cake is out of fashion; not popular, relegated to the annals of history as something from ‘back in the day.’ Well, guess I’m out of fashion because it’s one of my favorites. I haven’t had one in a very long time though but circumstances beyond my control made this meant to be. I received a gorgeous fruit basket from Harry and David recently and it included a perfectly fresh pineapple. I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use it for this cake; a tweet I saw a few days ago about an ‘Americana’ blogging event sealed the deal.
Greatist.comHealth and Fitness Articles Alcoholic drinks can be a sneaky source of calories, sugar, and even salt—but not when you play bartender. Try to get a few healthier alternatives under that (suddenly much looser) belt to impress friends and family and order with confidence when out at the bar. Here are the eight key guidelines that make our drinks healthier options: Prophecy: Posture Your Hearts to Receive Power at 5:55 The coming year will be a time that God is calling those with ears to hear and eyes to see to set aside this time to posture and position yourself for the grace of His unlimited empowerment to be fully embraced. On Sunday, Sept 14, while assembling with the household of faith at The CityGate Southaven, Mississippi, L. Shoshana Rhodes, an author and Messianic Jew, felt a prophetic stirring to exhort us based on having been awakened twice at 5:55 a.m. Her word was about the breaking of a brand new day and how the Breath (Ruach) of God was there for the new day and new season that is coming upon God's people. As she released this revelation, Holy Spirit began to download some prophetic words and insight into me about how to enter the New Jewish year we are near to entering into and the New Season that is at hand.
The Globalization of Special Forces, by Manlio Dinucci An accident, sometimes, permits the discovery of a "secret war". This is what happened in Yemen, where, at Sana, a member of U.S. Special Forces and CIA shot two men and killed them. According to the official version, these were simply two Al Qaeda terrorists they wanted to remove. The incident, far from simple, sparked a wave of protests against the government, already under indictment because it allows CIA drones to operate in Yemen starting from a Saudi base. The Pentagon confirms the New York Times - has intensified the actions of its special forces in Yemen. knoxnews Storms scenes from downtown Knoxville A series of intense storm cells brought multiple tornadoes and damaging hail and lightning across much of East Tennessee on Wednesday, prompting repeated tornado warnings being issued for Knox and surrounding counties throughout the evening. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornados struck near Cleveland, Tenn., including an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph that injured one person and destroyed three mobile homes along Mt.
Orlando Sentinel - New Orleans king cake King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City. Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of some sort, often a tiny plastic baby, the king cake is a tradition as firmly rooted in French culture as New Orleans itself. That said, the iconic treat is increasingly open to interpretation and embellishment, as the city's home cooks, pastry chefs and bakeries put their own spin on it. "King cake identifies us as a culture and a people," says John Besh, a New Orleans restaurateur and cookbook author who grew up across Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, La. "Every culture identifies with something.
Bahama Mama The very first time we ever had this was when we visited the Bahamas. Enjoying the beautiful sun filled soft sandy beaches, the aquamarine ocean, and the gentle greetings of warm friendly natives we had to try out this delicious tropical drink which bears the name of the Island. While I sipped mine slowly, allured by the mesmerizing sunsets, the Palm trees and the uncivilized pace known as “Island Time”, my hubby was on his way for his second one. On this visit to the Tiki bar on the beach he managed to get the recipe from the friendly bar-tender. We still hear the jazz band playing on the beach (yeah in our dreams!!) 12 Essential Characteristics of the New Apostolic Leaders The so-called Apostolic Reformation since the mid-90s signaled the end of identifying Christian movements merely by denominations. With that, there was a new emphasis on visionary leaders in the body of Christ known to function with the five-fold ministry gift of apostle (Eph. 4:11). These apostolic leaders have had a demand upon them to evolve and improve in regards to best practices, emotional maturity and leadership style. The following are twelve of the characteristics of the new apostolic profile: 1. They integrate the message of integrity with the message of kingdom influence.
China calls for new security pact with Russia, Iran Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:48 PM China’s president called Tuesday for the creation of a new Asian structure for security cooperation based on a regional group that includes Russia and Iran and excludes the United States. President Xi Jinping spoke at a meeting in Shanghai of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building measures in Asia, an obscure group that has taken on significance as Beijing tries to extend its influence and limit the role of the United States, which it sees as a strategic rival. “We need to innovate our security cooperation (and) establish new regional security cooperation architecture,” said Xi, speaking to an audience that included President Vladimir Putin of Russia and leaders of Central Asian countries. Xi made no mention of Beijing’s conflict with Vietnam over the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in a disputed portion of the South China Sea.
2010 Haiti earthquake The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. Death toll estimates range from 100,000 to 159,000 to Haitian government figures from 220,000 to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged. Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. Background
Becky Rosenthal: Pumpkin Cookies Recipe I admit, I've gone a little overboard on the pumpkin flavored desserts lately. I made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, after making the Pumpkin Cake Trifles and then also a Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake and all while drinking more than a few Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. I guess I was a little too enthusiastic about fall. I've almost reached my limit of pumpkin-ness and I've yet to have a batch of my mom's delicious pumpkin bread this year. In due time. Indian Summer Raspberry Peach Sangria What better drink to celebrate summertime than sangria? This Indian Summer Rasberry Peach Sangria is the perfect entertaining cocktail for BBQs, patio parties, or to sip in the afternoon (or with dinner!) . And, best of all, this recipe is perfect throughout the sunny season, even when it begins to leech into the fall.