Rare Archeological Treasures Discovered Beneath Attic Floorboards of English Tudor Mansion

first_imgThe story begins with the $7.8 million-dollar roof restoration project of Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust site. Archaeologist Matt Champion, working on his own during the lockdown, was conducting a fingertip search of the rafters when he unearthed a stash of more than 2,000 archaeological specimens, some dating back as far as the 15th century.According to National Trust curator Anna Forrest, who oversees the project, “When the boards came up, we could see a wave pattern in the debris which showed it had been undisturbed for centuries.”RELATED: The First Time a 10-Year-old Boy Uses His Birthday Metal Detector, He Unearths a Centuries-Old SwordThe dust, sometimes inches deep, was covering a layer of lime plaster. As unpalatable as that might sound, to paraphrase Martha Stewart, it turned out to be a good thing. “[The lime plaster] drew out the moisture from the debris and resulted in much of it being perfectly preserved over the centuries,” Forrest said.Several of the items recovered were recent artifacts likely dating to the WWII era, notably some empty Woodbine cigarette packs and a vintage box of Terry’s chocolates, minus the chocolates.But among the most exciting discoveries was a cache of high-quality Elizabethan and Georgian textiles and embroidery scraps. Ironically, many of the most exciting finds were woven into a pair of long-deserted, ossified rat’s nests. (At least it wasn’t snakes, Indy.) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePicture yourself in the dusty attic of a moated Tudor manor house built sometime in the late 1500s. For the first time in hundreds of years, the floorboards are lifted. What lies beneath? Buried treasure, of course.National TrustSounds like something straight out of Hollywood, right?Nope. It’s actually something that took place in Norfolk, England during the pandemic. While the adventure might have lacked the special effects of an Indiana Jones blockbuster, this recent case of ‘real-life imitates cinematic art’ still turned up some pretty amazing finds. Love them or hate them, the vermin were also responsible for preserving fragments of some 450-year-old handwritten music as well as a page from 1568 copy of John Fisher’s The Kynge’s Psalmes.In non-rodent-related news, a construction worker later found the rest of the book, nearly intact, stashed away in a cubbyhole in the attic, while another worker discovered a 600-year-old parchment fragment containing part of the Latin Vulgate Psalm 39 decorated in gold leaf and illuminated in bright blue ink.CHECK OUT: When 8-Year-old ‘Queen’ Finds Authentic Ancient Sword in a Lake, Her Fans Rally to Forge Her a ReplicaForrest noted the page likely came from a daily prayer book known as a book of hours. “The use of blue and gold for the minor initials, rather than the more standard blue and red, shows this would have been quite an expensive book to produce,” she said in an interview with The Guardian.“It is just the most exquisite thing and to have found it literally in a pile of rubble is probably… well, it’s unheard of for the National Trust, that’s for sure.”“We had hoped to learn more of the history of the house during the re-roofing work… but these finds are far beyond anything we expected to see,” Russell Clement, General Manager at Oxburgh Hall told the National Trust. “This is a building which is giving up its secrets slowly. We don’t know what else we might come across—or what might remain hidden for future generations to reveal.”MORE: Lucky Dented Penny That Saved Soldier’s Life During WWI Comes to Light 100 Years LaterWho knows? Maybe if they channel Professor Jones for a little more judicious digging, they might just turn up the holy grail after all.PASS The Treasure On And Share The Story With Your Friends On Social Media… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

In Hinesville and Savannah

first_imgFor those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools systems in Hinesville and Savannah, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in both cities as well.To be enrolled in a Georgia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year. Those wishing to register their child in school should bring the following to the school office: a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, the child’s previous school records and immunizations records. Check with the school for additional requirements. Required immunizations for a child enrolling in kindergarten are as follows: four doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis; three doses of polio; two doses of measles, mumps and rubella; three doses of hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella. For more details on Georgia’s minimum vaccine requirements for students in grades K-12, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org.In 2010, Georgia, along with 42 other states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of Defense Education Activity, adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development for the 2017-18 school year, though Georgia has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org.Choosing a SchoolChoosing the right school is very important, so be sure to research each one before deciding. Contact the school by phone or by visiting its website, which is a valuable source to learn about a school district’s statistics and curriculum. Talk to people in the area, especially friends and colleagues who already live there.If the school shows promise, schedule a visit and bring a list of written questions about student-teacher ratios, computer availability, extracurricular activities, sports programs, music programs, gifted programs and grading standards.Discuss the potential school with your child: what they liked and what they didn’t like. Your family’s ability to readily adapt to a move and to find happiness in your new home may depend, in part, on how happy your children are in their new school.CHARTER SCHOOLSCharter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students and have open enrollment. For more information or a listing of charter schools in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Charter-Schools.HOME SCHOOLINGFor an introduction to home schooling in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website at www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Schools.aspx. Here you will find information on home-school rules and regulations, testing information, home-school curriculum providers and more.Coastal Homeschool Athletic Associationwww.coastalhomeschoolathletics.orgThe Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association was formed in August 2010 to promote sporting activities for teenage home-schooled athletes in the coastal Georgia and Lowcountry South Carolina regions. The association currently offers football, basketball, baseball and soccer.Southern Mamaswww.southernmamas.comSouthern Mamas serves as a network for home-schooled families, connecting them with after-school activities, kid-friendly local events, music and art lessons, sports, and a variety of child-rearing topics.PRIVATE SCHOOLSTo search for local private schools in Georgia, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch. Users may search by location, religious affiliation, school type and more.PUBLIC SCHOOLSBryan County Schools8810 Highway 280Black Creek, GA 31308 912-851-4000www.bryan.k12.ga.usBryan County Schools have an enrollment of approximately 5,600 students. The district has four elementary schools, two primary schools, two middle schools and two high schools and serves the communities of Belfast, Black Creek, Blitchton, Ellabell, Fort Stewart, Keller, Pembroke and Richmond Hill.Liberty County School System200 Bradwell St.Hinesville, GA 31313………………912-876-2161www.liberty.k12.ga.usThe Liberty County School System has seven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. There is also an alternative education learning center for grades six through 12, a pre-K center and a vocational school. The district has an enrollment of approximately 11,300.Savannah-Chatham CountyPublic School System208 Bull St.Savannah, GA 31401 912-395-5600http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.usThe Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is composed of 26 elementary schools, nine combined elementary and middle schools, nine middle schools, 11 high schools and numerous education centers. The district has an enrollment of approximately 35,000.last_img read more

53 current and 26 former lawmakers endorse Minter for governor

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Calling it a testament to Sue Minter’s leadership and her ability to get things done, 79 past and present lawmakers including 14 committee chairs and 2 former Speakers of the House endorsed Sue Minter for governor. At the State House in Montpelier, several legislative leaders highlighted Minter’s commitment to renewable energy and cleaning up Vermont’s waterways, plan to provide two-years free tuition to Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont, commitment to creating jobs and economic vitality, and more in offering their strong endorsement.“I’ve served with Sue Minter in the Vermont Legislature, and worked closely with her as Secretary of the Agency of Transportation,” said Representative Tony Klein of East Montpelier, chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. “Some candidates are talking about rolling back some of our critical recent accomplishments on clean water and energy. What we need is a governor who will protect the progress we have made and fight to go even further, faster. I know Sue Minter is the right person for the job.”Klein adds. “Vermont is ready for its second woman governor. It’s time.”Senator Ginny Lyons of Chittenden County noted that Minter has put forward proposals to create livable wage jobs in Chittenden County and across the state. Industries like manufacturing, outdoor recreation and value-added agriculture will benefit. “From renewable energy businesses to our tourism industry and local agricultural producers, Sue’s plans will give Vermont entrepreneurs and businesses tools to continue to grow and innovate.” Lyons also notes that Vermont has only had one female governor in 225 years, “It’s time.””I’m looking for a leader with progressive values I can count on to make things happen. And that’s Sue Minter,” says Senator Anthony Pollina of Washington County. “Sue’s strong support for a state ethics commission, tuition free public education at Community College and Vermont Tech, divestment from coal and increasing local investment strategies are some examples of her commitment to progressive change. While other candidates talk about change, Sue has a plan and the vision to get things done for Vermont right now.”Senator Dick Sears of Bennington County, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he appreciates Minter’s plan to strengthen downtowns and communities, and was impressed by her ability to bring together federal, state, local and private groups to help rebuild Vermont – particularly hard-hit southern Vermont – after Tropical Storm Irene.“When Sue sees a problem, she shifts into action to get it solved,” Sears said. “She has my vote.”These legislators join former Governor Madeleine Kunin, former Governor Phil Hoff, former Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine as well as 40 leading Vermont Environmentalists, 14 Vermont authors and artists and EMILY’s List in endorsing Minter.Current Legislators:Sen. Claire Ayer, Chair of Senate Committee on Health and WelfareSen. Ann Cummings, Chair of Senate Committee on EducationSen. Jeanette White, Chair of Senate Committee on Government Operations, Co-Chair of Public Records Legislative Study CommitteeSen. Becca BalintSen. Ginny LyonsSen. Anthony PollinaRep. Janet Ancel, Chair of House Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Chair of Health Reform Oversight CommitteeRep. David Deen, Chair of House Committee on Fish, Wildlife, and Water ResourcesRep. Patsy French, Chair of Legislative Committee on Administrative RulesRep. Maxine Grad, Chair of House Committee on JudiciaryRep. Helen Head, Chair of House Committee on General, Housing, and Military AffairsRep. Mitzi Johnson, Chair of House Committee on AppropriationsRep. Tony Klein, Chair of House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, Chair of Joint Energy CommitteeRep. Bill Lippert Jr., Chair of House Committee on Health CareRep. Anne O’Brien, Co-Chair of Government Accountability CommitteeRep. Ann Pugh, Chair of House Committee on Human Services, Chair of Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight CommitteeRep. David Sharpe, Chair of House Committee on EducationRep. Mollie BurkeRep. Sarah BuxtonRep. Joanna ColeRep. Timothy Corcoran IIRep. Leigh DakinRep. Maureen DakinRep. Sandy HaasRep. Mary HooperRep. Willem JewettRep. Kathleen KeenanRep. Warren KitzmillerRep. Robert KrebsRep. Martin LaLondeRep. Diane LanpherRep. Joan LenesRep. Linda MartinRep. James MaslandRep. Curt McCormackRep. James McCulloughRep. Kiah MorrisRep. Michael MrowickiRep. Betty NuovoRep. Jean O’SullivanRep. Paul PoirierRep. David PotterRep. Herbert “Herb” RussellRep. Marjorie RyersonRep. Amy SheldonRep. Valerie StuartRep. Mary SullivanRep. George TillRep. Kitty TollRep. Maida TownsendRep. Mark WoodwardRep. Michael YantachkaRep. Theresa WoodFormer Legislators:Fmr. Rep. Timothy “Tim” O’Connor, Jr., Speaker of the House, Chair of House Committee on JudiciaryFmr. Rep. Gaye Symington, Speaker of the HouseFmr. Rep. Martha Heath, Chair of House Committee on AppropriationsFmr. Rep. Mark Larson, Co-Chair of Health Care Reform CommissionFmr. Rep. Steven “Maier, Chair of House Committee on Health CareFmr. Rep. Val Vincent, Chair of House Committee on EducationFmr. Rep. Peg AndrewsFmr. Rep. Denise BarnardFmr. Rep. George CrossFmr. Rep. Sarah EdwardsFmr. Rep. Rachel EschenbacherFmr. Rep. Michael FisherFmr. Sen. Gerry GossensFmr. Rep. Paul HannanFmr. Rep. Carol HosfordFmr. Rep. Kathy HoytFmr. Rep. Michele KupersmithFmr. Rep. Jason LorberFmr. Rep. Cynthia MartinFmr. Rep. Kathy PellettFmr. Rep. Peter PeltzFmr. Sen. Stephen ReynesFmr. Rep. Judy RosenstreichFmr. Rep. Ernie Shand Jr.Fmr. Rep. Jeff WilsonFmr. Rep. Suzi WizowatySource: Minter Campaign 7.14.2016last_img read more

‘Anatomy of a Data Breach’ will be dissected October 19

first_imgTickets are free. Find location details and sign up online:https://sevendaystickets.com/events/vermont-tech-jam-2018-data-breach(link is external) Source: Vermont AG Vermont Business Magazine Join the TechJam experts for “Anatomy of a Data Breach,” a Vermont Tech Jam panel moderated by Attorney General T.J. Donovan on Friday, October 19 at 10:15 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.). If your company has been compromised by a spear phishing attack, or by ransomware, what do you do next? In this workshop, organized by Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General, experts go step-by-step through a data breach scenario at a mid-size Vermont company and explain how to respond.Panelists will be:Jennifer Vander Veer, Cyber Crime Expert, Federal Bureau of Investigation     Jerry Tarrant, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of MyWebGrocerHeather Roszkowski, Chief Information Security Officer, UVM Health NetworkJonathan Rajewski, Director, Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Champlain CollegeMatthew Borick, Attorney, Downs Rachlin & MartinNick Sherman, Partner, Leonine Public AffairsMindy Higgins Bero, Insurance Agent, Hickok & BoardmanRyan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, Vermont Attorney General’s Officelast_img read more

For forwards, soccer is all in the family

first_img“It has always been a dream for me to be a Gopher soccer player,” McGahn said. “[Kolander being here] was almost like the icing on top.”These two love playing on the same team together. Their chemistry and teamwork on the field is fueled by their relationship off the field.“We can talk to each other and get through little conflicts on the field,” Kolander said. “We are not afraid to say anything to each other. We can yell at each other essentially and the message gets through; I know she’s not mad at me and I’m not mad at her.”Associate head coach Krystle Seidel said she notices how their bond also brings the team together.“Off the field you can kind of feel that closeness,” Seidel said. “When [Kolander and McGahn] are on the bus they are singing songs together. They have a lot of the same jokes. That chemistry kind of feeds into the rest of the group.”The connection of the two helped McGahn in her transition from high school to college. The two play the same position and Kolander was a resource for McGahn as she learned the college game. Both are communication studies majors and often help each other off the field with homework.Though Kolander is in her last season with the Gophers and hopes to pursue a pro career, the two don’t plan to be apart for long. They hope to one day move to California to start their own business together.“We like to hang out, we like to help people, we’re super organized, we love to plan ahead and we love events,” Kolander said. “Birthday parties, weddings, we love that stuff. If our careers really don’t work out, we’re coming together.” For forwards, soccer is all in the familySimone Kolander and Kellie McGahn are first cousins and teammates. Chelsea GortmakerJunior forward Kellie McGahn rushes toward the ball during a home game against Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul. Minnesota lost to Wisconsin in overtime 1-0 after both teams went scoreless through the game. Dominic DavisOctober 8, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSenior forward Simone Kolander and junior forward Kellie McGahn are first cousins who share a best friend-like bond.“We were really close [growing up together]” Kolander said. “We lived pretty close to each other. Growing up, we would trick or treat together, have sleepovers all the time, after every family gathering and holidays, we were always together.Kolander and McGahn — being close in age and the only girls — developed a strong relationship early on in their lives.Their family was active and always played sports outside with their siblings and relatives.“We used to race all the time,” Kolander said. “I was a year older than [McGahn] so I always thought that I should be faster … For a while there I was winning and then we turned a certain age. Obviously now if you come to a game, Kellie is [very] fast. I can’t beat her anymore, but I remember her beating me. I was like ‘dang.’”Before both became Gophers, they both played on the same soccer team as kids for a few years.“It was like being on a team with your best friend and hanging out with them,” McGahn said.When they got older and both were in high school, they started playing against each other. McGahn went to Eastview High School and Kolander went to Lakeville North High School.McGahn had always wanted to go to Minnesota, and Kolander’s enrollment the previous year only made that dream better.last_img read more

Premium Engineering signs gas treatment contract

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Red Lion Controls – 4G LTE for Sixnet IndustrialPro® 6000 series

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Air Products providing technology to LNG project

first_imgThe industrial gas giant’s LNG manufacturing facility in Port Manatee, Florida will manufacture two LNG heat exchangers, which will then be shipped to the project site on the Afungi Peninsula in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. This LNG production facility will be the first onshore LNG Project in the Republic of Mozambique in Southeast Africa.Under an agreement with EPC contractor CCS JV, a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Italy and formed by a joint venture comprised of affiliates of Saipem, McDermott and Chiyoda, Air Products will provide two of its proprietary coil wound main cryogenic heat exchangers (MCHE) for the Project.The MCHEs will operate at the site as part of two separate LNG production trains designed to produce approximately 13 million tonnes per year liquified natural gas in total from the Golfinho/Atum natural gas fields in Mozambique.“Air Products’ expertise in LNG is well regarded by the industry and we are pleased to have been selected for this project,” said Dr. Samir Serhan, Executive Vice-President at Air Products.“Our LNG heat exchangers are in operation around the world, and when this project goes onstream we can add Mozambique to the growing list of countries where we play a key role in meeting the world’s clean energy needs through the production of LNG.Roberto Uberti, CCS JV Chairman, commented, “We have been tasked with building the first onshore LNG export facility in Mozambique and one of the most efficient facilities in the LNG space.”“We are carefully selecting reliable and experienced technology providers and under this perspective the benefits of Air Products involvement are clearly consistent.”Air Products is also involved with the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) project, the first offshore FLNG project in Mozambique, which is expected to begin production in 2022.last_img read more

Strong Support for Infrastructure Projects in Alaska

first_imgSenator Lisa Murkowski yesterday succeeded in leveraging her position on the Energy and Waters Appropriations Subcommittee to deliver resources in the 2016 funding bill that will initiate or maintain infrastructure projects in Alaska.   The appropriations bill, which passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday, will fund studies, research, port projects and energy innovations that will boost Alaska’s economy.“Infrastructure is the circulatory system of our state, and it sustains our commerce, our culture and simply connects Alaskans to one another – and it must be a priority for our state because we are still lacking the roads, harbors and connections that states in the Lower 48 take for granted,” said Murkowski.Corps of Engineers Operations and Maintenance FundingWhen the appropriations bill is constructed, funding amounts are debated to get the best return on investment for worthwhile projects.The 2016 bill includes:$7,928,000 for Port Lions Harbor;$11,904,000  for Port of Anchorage maintenance and dredging projects;$3,615,000 for Chena River Lakes;$1,231,000 for Dillingham Harbor;$462,000 for Homer Harbor;$180,000 for inspection of completed work in Alaska (This will likely be used for the Nome Sea Wall, Dillingham Sheet Pile, Homer Spit Rock Revetment, Skagway River Levee and other projects);$345,000 for Ninilchik Harbor;$1,550,000 for Nome Harbor;$4,000,000 for St. Paul Harbor;$700,000 for project condition surveys in Alaska (This likely includes Akutan, Bethel, Kake, Dry Pass Channel and Mekoryuk).Corps of Engineers General Investigations FundingBefore a shovel hits the dirt or a backhoe gets delivered, the Corps of Engineers reviews proposals for projects to make sure the most cost-effective methods are used.The 2015 funding bill includes:$535,000 for Craig Harbor;$700,000 for Kotzebue Small Boat Harbor;$700,000 for Perryville Harbor;$700,000 for St. George Harbor.last_img read more

Tell your clients why they should choose your legal services

first_imgThere is another big and complex problem that needs to be dealt with as the legal services market continues to change. Simply put, most clients, the general public and and small- and medium-sized enterprises, don’t know the difference between solicitors, lawyers, barristers and other qualified or non-qualified providers of legal services.The recent Ministry of Justice research Baseline survey to assess the impact of legal services reform provides strong evidence of this lack of understanding in the buyers of legal services. This confusion will hand a significant competitive advantage to any organisation that is willing to take advantage of it. The relaxation of barristers’ regulations can only complicate things further as legally qualified people of various types vie for the attention of clients by promoting their own type of legal solution. It appears to me as if the legal services industry is reorganising the deckchairs on its own Titanic. No one knows clearly where the ship is going and haven’t seen or can’t see the iceberg, faster ships and jet planes. OMG. ‘We are all going to drown!’ To cut through this lack of comprehension of the demand side of the market, we need to consider where is the benefit to the client of having a choice of lawyer types. That’s a benefit you can convey simply, as opposed to explaining the structure of the legal services industry. Benefits fall into a mixture of two types. Does the benefit save the client time/money/effort? Does it make them feel more secure, protected, happy – or even smug. It helps to split the benefits into three levels – why see a solicitor, why use your firm and why buy a particular service or solution. The conclusion from this analysis in your firm has then to be regularly and imaginatively presented to the clients you want in the future, through whatever medium suits your clients best. The research, and Marketlaw’s experience, show that if you tell your clients the value to them of what you can do, they won’t feel the need to understand if any other type of lawyer can help them.last_img read more