Archive for October, 2016

Goalie Ben Bishop is in limbo — but at peace with his lot with the Lightning this season

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016:

TORONTO — As the local Toronto media assembled around Steven Stamkos?Monday to bookend, once and for all, his offseason decision to stay in Tampa Bay and not to come and play for his hometown Maple Leafs, the real question mark for Stamkos’ team this season sat a few stalls down. The subject of this uncertainty won’t generate nearly as many fireworks, nor fuel nearly as much season-long drama as last year, when the face of the franchise took until the 11th hour to decide that he was staying put in Tampa Bay. But it is nevertheless a major unresolved decision […] Read More →

Queen could lose £1million per year in royal finances because of Brexit 

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016:

Brexit could cost the Queen £1million a year because of regulations affecting the farmland around some of her properties. The land around estates such as Sandringham and Windsor Castle will lose up to £700,000 and £300,000 respectively when EU subsidies  are wiped away. According to The Sunday Telegraph, the Crown Estate will also be take a financial pounding. The Queen’s Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk, could lose up to £700,000 annually when EU subsidies are taken away In an issue affecting agriculture across Britain, money coming to farmers from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be abolished when Brexit […] Read More →

Rowdy raccoons

Thursday, October 20th, 2016:

Jerry Cahill of Tukwila caught a group of young raccoons goofing around at Westport. Photographer: Jerry Cahill, Tukwila Photo taken: Oct. 9, Westport Photographer’s description: “We were on a break in Westport. When we went down by the jetty we saw these raccoons playing. We watched them for quite awhile and as we did so they began to watch us and I started taking pictures. We were fortunate to capture this portraitlike photo. I use a Nikon DSLR camera.” Katie’s critique: “This tack-sharp family portrait is beyond cute. The photographer did a great job of getting in tight while also […] Read More →

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