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The graph above shows quarterly economic summaries by county. Courtesy/EDD

EDD News:

SANTA FE — Alicia J. Keyes, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Economic Development (EDD), said today that the agency’s latest set of quarterly economic reports show 30 of 33 counties posting gains in corresponding gross taxable revenue (MTGR) during the year with Sandoval up 44%, Santa Fe up 32%, Doña Ana up 22%, San Juan up 21% and Bernalillo up 17%.

The latest quarterly economic summaries summarize consumer spending information for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 — January, February, and March 2022 — for the entire state of New Mexico as well as each of the 33 counties. EDD also aggregates and analyzes the most recent data from other government sources.

The EDD initiative provides economic data available at the county level, giving local decision-makers regular access to economic indicators for their own community. June 2022 quarterly economic summaries for all 33 counties are now available on the ESD website.

“New Mexico continues to experience widespread economic expansion,” Secretary Keyes said. “Governor. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s focus on better-paying jobs is making a difference. This EDD initiative provides communities with more detailed data so they can track their own progress and have the information they need to diversify. and build a stronger local economy.

Some of the highlights from the latest reports include:

  • Oil and gas-related sectors saw the strongest year-on-year growth in MTGR by industry, a 92% increase, followed by arts and entertainment (77%) and manufacturing (42%). Bernalillo County saw a particularly large 128% increase in arts and entertainment spending.
  • Valencia County’s construction industry reported the highest amount of MTGR the county has ever seen.
  • Taos County reported its highest amount of MTGR on record.
  • Eddy and Lea counties accounted for nearly 24% of the state’s total MTGR for the third quarter of FY22, an increase from 15% in the prior quarter.
  • 30 counties saw a year-over-year increase in MTGR.
  • All but one of the counties recorded an increase in MTGR in the third quarter of FY22 compared to data two years ago.
  • Larger counties saw strong year-over-year MTGR gains with Sandoval up 44%, Santa Fe up 32%, Doña Ana up 22%, San Juan up 21% and Bernalillo up 17%.

Economic summaries follow data from NM’s Department of Taxation and Revenue; the NM Department of Workforce Solutions; the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics; and the US Bureau of Economic Analysis with additional calculations by EDD economists.

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the brutally honest confessions of PP Arnold https://faithspixelpatch.com/the-brutally-honest-confessions-of-pp-arnold/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/the-brutally-honest-confessions-of-pp-arnold/

“You know what?” said PP Arnold. “When I decided to write my book, my inspiration was Maya Angelou. It’s like, if I’m going to write my book, I’m going to tell the truth.



PP Arnold Reveals She Was Naive About The Music Industry - Gered Mankowitz


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PP Arnold Reveals She Was Naive About The Music Industry – Gered Mankowitz

On the phone from her rental home in south London, her voice is deep and smoky despite a cold she’s trying to shake off ahead of her first solo show at Glastonbury in four days. This show ended up being a treat, with Arnold’s voice as rich as ever while performing songs from 2019’s The New Adventures of… PP Arnold, peppered with a selection of juicy anecdotes that she teased from her next memoir, Soul Survivor. The memory is a sizzle.

Arnold, now 75, was an Ikette from South Central LA who defected at the age of 19 from Ike and Tina Turner’s British roadshow to work and sometimes sleep with almost anyone who was anyone in the London Swinging Sixties. Among white English male musicians obsessed with American blues and soul, Arnold was the real thing with a gospel-tinged voice that could radiate both pain and joy.

Its first single, a recording of Cat Stevens’ The First Cut is the Deepest, appeared on Summer of Love, 1967. Its follow-up was Angel of the Morning, arranged by pre-Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones and unleashing soulful vocals. powerful unmatched by later covers. She could tip too. A debut album featured input from various Rolling Stones. But her second album, produced by Eric Clapton and Barry Gibb, was engulfed in record label politics and never released. Gradually, she again became a chorister hired by everyone, from KLF to Roger Waters, with whom she toured for 10 years.

Arnold began writing his memoirs in 1994 but could not find a publisher. “When you’re hot, you’re hot and when you’re not, you’re not. No one seemed interested.” Her stock spiked when she released an album of beautiful, long-lost recordings in 2017 , and increased again with The New Adventures Of… When an editor approached, she had her memoirs close at hand.

One of the incentives to write was the feeling that she had been pushed out of history by rock’s gerontocracy. “I just thought, ‘These guys were my friends, but they didn’t even mention me in their books.’ I’m not ashamed I was young, living my life and hey, boom, that’s it.

The biggest booms involve the biggest names. Take Ike Turner. Arnold unflinchingly recalls the time he trapped her in a room and raped her. She has remained silent so far.

” What can I say ? It was horrible. I despised Ike on that level, but I didn’t know how to express myself. I was told that Tina wanted to get rid of me because Ike was after me. If I had run to Tina or called my parents, that would have meant that I would have [had] go home.”

And returning home would have meant returning to her husband’s violence. She and David Arnold had been forced into a forced marriage when an attempted abortion with a sterilized coat hanger failed. She gave birth to her 15-year-old son Kevin. At 17, she had a second child, Debbie.

“David had this deep anger. He never hit me in the face because he didn’t want my parents to know he beat me. I didn’t go to my parents’ house with it. I just took care of it.

She’d had some practice, having been beaten regularly by her late father – an upholsterer; his late mother had been a homemaker – all through her childhood. “Unfortunately, that was how it was back then. I think it has a lot to do with slavery and how it affected the black male psyche.



PP Arnold, 75, pictured for The Telegraph in London last month - Clara Molden


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PP Arnold, 75, pictured for The Telegraph in London last month – Clara Molden

It was Mick Jagger who persuaded Arnold to leave the Ikettes and try his luck in the UK. She became his lover and his new girlfriend Marianne Faithfull enthusiastically joined. Few details are spared. “Mick was in heaven but Marianne was more interested in me,” she wrote. “I had always been a good kisser and so was she. I tried to let myself go but I was also uncomfortable…eventually it was Mick I was in love with, not her. There was a planting feeling about it, like I was a toy.

When Arnold got pregnant, she and Jagger agreed that she should have an abortion. Jagger sent flowers but did not cut short his vacation in Morocco. She only reveals all this now. (A spokesperson for Jagger declined to comment.)

“I was very private. I never flaunted it in the press. I wasn’t a hustler. I never yelled, ‘Oh, I see Mick Jagger!'” He wrote Brown Sugar about me It never bothered me who he wrote it about because he never said it. Hope Mick knows [the memoir] is not a kiss-and-tell. I hope he understands that.

Then she met Jimi Hendrix and one thing led to another. “It was so wonderful to live around the corner, to have this support system from someone who could relate to what I was going through.”



Ingenue: PP Arnold in 1965, 18 years old - Alamy


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Ingenue: PP Arnold in 1965, 18 years old – Alamy

Like Hendrix, she was considered an exotic figure when she moved here. “Coming here was amazing for me, but it was also a very difficult time, integrating into a cosmopolitan, white society. It was through music and the love of music that I was accepted. They had never known a black woman, and for me to come with the credibility to work with Ike and Tina, they didn’t know that I had no idea what I was doing. I just loved to sing. That’s which saved my life Most 18-19 year olds – they don’t face coming out of an abused marriage and having kids It wasn’t easy for me to to be a normal young woman.

She had an affair with Steve Marriott, leader of the Small Faces with whom she recorded Tin Soldier. He was the first Englishman to invite her to his home to meet his family.

As for the young Rod Stewart, she had fallen in love with him when they recorded a duet. “The sex was cool,” she wrote, “but he was also extremely arrogant and could be a spoiled brat if things didn’t go his way.”

“I mean, really, I have bones to settle with him,” says Arnold, who writes in her memoir that she was caught in bed with Stewart after a drug bust in her apartment.

For the record, others who might give Soul Survivor a large following include Lulu (“very negative energy”), John Cougar Mellencamp (“rude attitude towards black women”) and Ronnie Wood’s first wife Krissy (“lazy and not very generous”). What will Marianne Faithfull say? “Marianne is probably cool about it,” she laughs. “I’ve seen her for the past few years. She knew I was going to write a book.



Three is the crowd: Mick Jagger with his then partner Marianne Faithfull in 1967 - Keystone-France


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Three is the crowd: Mick Jagger with his then partner Marianne Faithfull in 1967 – Keystone-France

With her children now joining her, Arnold signed to Immediate Records, founded by Andrew Loog Oldham shortly before being sacked as manager of the Stones. Her debut album was titled The First Lady of Immediate, a nickname she much preferred to “Chocolate Button” given to her by a music critic.

“Andrew gave me really good creative management,” she says wistfully. “He had a vision for me. It’s a shame what happened. »

What happened was that Immediate mysteriously ran out of money. She did not come out any better when, at the request of Barry Gibb, she was hired by Robert Stigwood to produce a second album. The reality is that Britain was probably not ready for such a pioneer, but why was it so unlucky?

“Because I didn’t know anything about the music industry. I was getting closer to a whole development of myself as an artist. Barry, all those beautiful ballads. Eric with all those Dominoes guys, they really hit that gospel funk side of me that had never been heard. Stigwood wasn’t in there. He wasn’t into me at all. I think my life would definitely have been different if this album had come out.



Arnold receiving a kiss from husband Jim Morris (left) and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees on his wedding day October 1968 - Mirrorpix


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Arnold receiving a kiss from husband Jim Morris (left) and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees on his wedding day October 1968 – Mirrorpix

Her second marriage, to Stigwood chauffeur Jim Morris, fell apart shortly before he went into hiding – apparently to avoid arrest for smuggling cocaine into the US in sprawling compounds . In 1971, she had a third child — a son, Kojo — with Calvin “Fuzz” Samuel, who played bass for Manassas and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He was offered a contract to record an album in Los Angeles produced by him but the material was never released.

“That was the start of my downward spiral. I made a lot of bad choices after that as a young parent. I wasn’t even 30 and had two teenagers.” Her main regret, she says, was taking her children away from “a beautiful, safe environment” in the Cotswolds and moving to North Hollywood, in search of a record deal. “Because when the family has problems, it affects the children.

Her great tragedy, which she approaches bluntly, is the death in 1977 of her 13-year-old daughter Debbie. She was killed in a car accident as she and friends skipped school and hitchhiked to the beach.

“He was a very special spirit. I haven’t had a serious relationship at all since my daughter died. It’s very hard to find a good man just in normal situations. But, you know, it’s not it’s not over until it’s over.

Her memoir ends in 1984 with her roller-skating around the London stage after Andrew Lloyd Webber cast her for the original Starlight Express. Since then, his remarkable story has, very slowly, progressed towards redemption. Following the unearthed album and impressive new release in 2019, a box set packed with unreleased material is promised and the musician divides her time between London and a home in sunny southern Spain. Does Arnold finally feel like he has a happy ending?

“Well, I could do with one. What’s important is where I am right now. How can I take all these years of experience and do something really great?”

Soul Survivor: The Autobiography by PP Arnold is published by Nine Eight Books on July 7, RRP £22. To purchase a copy for £20 from Telegraph Books, click here

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Can craic agus ceoil keep Irish tourism going? https://faithspixelpatch.com/can-craic-agus-ceoil-keep-irish-tourism-going/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 18:41:49 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/can-craic-agus-ceoil-keep-irish-tourism-going/

On a gray Tuesday afternoon in Dublin, a steady stream of tourists lined up to have their photo taken with the Molly Malone statue. Heavy rain had just fallen but the wind was howling in Suffolk Street.

In doing so, he blew up three large umbrellas outside a nearby pub. It’s a reminder that of the many reasons people come to holiday in Ireland, the weather is pretty low on the list.

The tourism sector now faces a storm of its own. Hotel prices have risen sharply and the cost of renting a car has skyrocketed. Eating and drinking have become more expensive.

Add to that the chaos at Dublin airport and a shortage of taxis and Ireland risks becoming a less attractive destination for holidaymakers.

Ireland has never been seen as a cheap destination, so comparisons with traditionally cheap and cheerful vacation spots like Greece and Spain may not be helpful or accurate.

Travel writer Fionn Davenport told Prime Time that countries like these operate on a completely different economic model. Pricing in Ireland, on the other hand, has generally been more in line with our Northern European counterparts.

However, he said there’s no doubt that this summer is more expensive than anything we’ve seen before.

There is no shortage of stories of exorbitant prices for hotel rooms, especially in Dublin.

New hotels are springing up at an extraordinary rate in Dublin

Mr Davenport said that while the price hike is certainly happening, it largely reflects what is currently happening with hotels around the world.

“The idea that hoteliers in Ireland are all really wild and greedy people doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” he said.

There are three major factors: rising energy costs, delayed bookings from 2020 and 2021, and lack of staff. There is also pent-up demand from people who have not taken a holiday abroad for three years.

For Dublin, there is a strange paradox. The Irish Hotel Federation said demand for rooms in the capital exceeds supply. However, new hotels are emerging at an extraordinary rate.

The argument has been made that these new builds often come at the expense of Dublin’s culture.

By extension, some have noted that these hotels replace the very things people visit in town to live.

Take the famous Cobblestone pub, an institution of traditional Irish music, whose back room and outdoor space were nearly wiped off the map to make way for a hotel.

It’s a delicate balancing act.

“If the growth or explosion of the tourism sector is at the expense of city dwellers and city dwellers, then I think we have a huge problem,” Mr Davenport said.

The Cobblestone opens at 4pm and, as the musicians tune in, the pub quickly fills up.

The famous Cobblestone pub nearly lost its back room and outdoor space

Tomás Mulligan, one of the pub’s owners, told Prime Time it was a testament to the culture people come to taste in Dublin.

Like all other pubs and restaurants, their costs are rising, but they don’t want their customers to be disappointed.

“If tourists are coming here, it might be their only holiday for the foreseeable future anyway, so we aim to give them a good time,” Mr Mulligan said.

For several American tourists to the Molly Malone statue, price increases were of little concern.

They told Prime Time that the dollar is strong against the euro right now and food and drink prices are about the same as in the United States. Hotel prices are considered expensive, but no one complains.

While not much of a problem for tourists staying in Dublin city, the cost of car hire is adding a huge sum to many people’s vacations this year, especially those who want to experience some of the most popular places. remotest parts of Ireland.

For business owners who depend on the tourist trade, this is a major concern.

Michael Vaughan, who runs the Vaughan Lodge Hotel in Lahinch, Co Clare, told Prime Time he already had customers canceling their reservations because the cost of hiring a car made travel prohibitive.

Small businesses like this rely on what’s known as Free and Independent Travelers, or FITS — tourists who travel on their own, without sticking to the tight schedule of a tour group.

Tourists line up to have their photo taken in front of the Molly Malone statue

FITs will book their own hotel rooms and restaurants and are the holy grail of tourists for business owners like Mr. Vaughan.

In the west of Ireland, he said, they are particularly important.

“You try to organize a train trip to Ireland for a week, and you won’t go to too many cities,” Mr Vaughan said.

On Lahinch’s High Street, Rosie Kenny runs Kenny’s Woolen Mills and the Lahinch Art Gallery on High Street.

It too relies on customers who have money in their pockets and who have the time to sail.

Ms Kenny said that while they are feeling the impact now, she is more concerned about the reputational damage to Irish tourism if people return home with stories of sky-high prices.

Outside the store, a young couple from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania told Prime Time they fell in love with Ireland.

Although they found transportation difficult, the cost of food and drink compared very favorably to European cities they have visited in recent weeks.

An Edinburgh man told Prime Time he needed to hire a car to drive to the many golf courses in the west of Ireland he wanted to visit this summer, finding the cost much higher provided that.

He compensated for this by staying in more moderately priced hotels. Nonetheless, he said he was here to have fun and happily said he could afford the higher costs.

Small businesses in towns like Lahinch rely on the so-called Free and Independent Travelers, or FITS

However, not everyone is so cheerful. A Melbourne couple from County Kerry and Switzerland told Prime Time that what they paid to rent a car would have covered the full cost of a holiday in Thailand.

In Ireland for a holiday and a wedding, they also suffered from airport chaos: the airline lost their luggage and they are still without it three weeks later.

“It’s probably the most stressful vacation of my life,” said Viv, from Switzerland.

They won’t recommend Ireland as a holiday destination to anyone – noting that the cost of hotels, car hire and food cannot be justified.

So, is this the future of Irish tourism? Is this just a spike in inflation or will Ireland end up being seen as a poor value for money destination?

Mr Davenport believes that hotel prices will most likely return to 2019 levels next year and that the shortage of semiconductor chips that has caused a lack of car supply will ease, bringing the cost down vehicle rental.

“There’s a difference between expensive and good value,” he said.

“I think our reputation as a value-for-money destination will be protected in the long term.”

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Disney is offering a $5,000 Star Wars cocktail on a new cruise ship https://faithspixelpatch.com/disney-is-offering-a-5000-star-wars-cocktail-on-a-new-cruise-ship/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:15:15 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/disney-is-offering-a-5000-star-wars-cocktail-on-a-new-cruise-ship/

Your bank account will be in a galaxy far, far away after indulging in Disney’s new cocktail.

EW has confirmed with a company representative that the new Disney Wish cruise ship is offering a $5,000 drink inspired by George Lucas star wars franchise that will be available in the new Hyperspace Lounge themed dining experience aboard the liner – the first ever star wars-thematic section centered on a Disney ship.

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Amy Smith/Disney Disney Wish cruise ship adds Marvel and ‘Star Wars’ themed experiences

Attraction Magazine was the first to report news of the concoction – the ingredients for which we were unable to confirm at press time.

A social media video from a participant who viewed the Disney Wish shows the drink being served in a droid-inspired container that apparently features smoke, lighting and sound effects.

The new Kaiburr Crystal is one of many options cruisers can purchase on the ship, along with other cocktails and drinks at a much, much lower price.

EW exclusively unveiled a first photo of the completed Hyperspace Lounge on Tuesday, which is billed as a “space-hopping tour” of the galaxy with an immersive section including an upscale bar designed like an intergalactic yacht with metallic details in the vein of Vessel from Dryden Vos to Solo: A Star Wars Story. Although it is a family attraction during the day, it is adults only at night. Throughout their stay, guests will see the ship explore the galaxy, including the Republic, Empire, and First Order, with hyperspace jumps flashing on the screens behind the cast.

Famous ships from Batuu, Tatooine, Mustafar and Coruscant will also circle the “window” behind the bar with surround sound and a holo-tube that projects models of nearby craft.

Disney Wish Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wish Disney Cruise Line

Amy Smith/Disney Disney Wish cruise ship adding Marvel and Star Wars themed experiences.

The Disney Wish will also depart July 14 with its Marvel-themed Avengers: Quantum Encounter dining experience, incorporating Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp as they embark on an interactive quest at sea that involves also Captain America, Captain Marvel, and an unnamed villain from the Marvel Universe.

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Luján and colleagues urge HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to expand access to vote registration on HealthCare.gov https://faithspixelpatch.com/lujan-and-colleagues-urge-hhs-secretary-xavier-becerra-to-expand-access-to-vote-registration-on-healthcare-gov/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:01:06 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/lujan-and-colleagues-urge-hhs-secretary-xavier-becerra-to-expand-access-to-vote-registration-on-healthcare-gov/

From the office of US Senator Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján (DN.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (DR.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn .) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai’i) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra requesting an update on the Department’s commitments in response to the Executive Order of the President Biden of March 2021 on expanding and promoting access to vote, including the Department’s commitment to expand access to voting by HealthCare.gov.

The Biden administration’s latest update on the implementation of Voting EO indicates that all agencies, including HHS, have made significant progress in improving Americans’ access to election information. and voter registration. But HHS can do more to fulfill its commitments under the President’s EO vote. In particular, it should quickly implement changes to HealthCare.gov to make it easier for millions of Americans to access voter registration services,” the lawmakers said.

In March 2021, President Biden Posted a decree entitledPromoting access to votingwhich required the various federal agencies to consider ways to expand access to voter registration and voter information and present their strategic plans within 200 days of the order’s issuance. In late 2021, HHS committed to launching a new voting access hub and making it easier for consumers to use HealthCare.gov to connect to voter registration services and is also committed to working with states to improve accessibility to voter registration.

Despite record voter turnout in the 2020 elections, low-income voters still voted at lower rates than high-income people, and difficulty getting registered to vote is the biggest barrier to voting for low-income Americans and communities of color. HHS can and should provide millions of low-income users with HealthCare.gov the opportunity to register to vote.

In the letter, the senators ask Secretary Becerra and HHS to provide an update on their efforts to comply with President Biden’s executive order and his progress in implementing access to voter registration via HealthCare.gov before July 13.

The full text of the letter is available HERE.

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Six Inexpensive Ways to Keep Your Pets Happy During Their Summer Vacation https://faithspixelpatch.com/six-inexpensive-ways-to-keep-your-pets-happy-during-their-summer-vacation/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:18:17 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/six-inexpensive-ways-to-keep-your-pets-happy-during-their-summer-vacation/

KEEPING your pet happy on vacation can be expensive.

With costs rising in all areas of life, many owners are taking their dogs with them instead of paying £15 or £20 a day to put them in kennels.

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Keeping your pet happy on vacation can be expensiveCredit: Getty

But there are inexpensive ways to treat four-legged friends while traveling.

SUN SAVER: To keep them from overheating on the beach, they need a cool, shaded place to nap.

Get the Jackson Pet Company Pop-Up Shelter for half price at mountainwarehouse.com.

Now £12.99, down from £25.99. It folds flat, so it’s easy to store in the car.

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GO AWAY : Upgrade sunny walks with a cooling pet harness, currently £2.50 at B&M, up from £5. It is available in blue or pink.

B&M also sells dog cooling vests for small dogs, now £2, down from £3

ICE TIME: For a summer treat, Aldi has Beechdean Doggy Ice Cream, £2.99 for a pack of four 110ml tubs, in Pea & Vanilla and Apple & Carrot flavours.

Or follow the recipes at pdsa.org.uk.

The pet charity suggests mashing the frozen banana and berries with water and freezing the mixture in ice cube trays.

ON THE ROAD: Keep pets hydrated in hot cars with petsathome.com’s Travel Water Bottle.

Attached tray helps prevent spills. It’s currently 25% off, down from £1.50 to £1.12.

EASY BREEZY: If you’re planning a long car trip, it might be worth investing in a fan that attaches to the side of its crate or cage to keep animals cool throughout the journey.

Simply2pets.com sells a fan for £18, but at The Range the Lazy Bones pet cage fan is £9.99.

LIE DOWN: A cooling mat for pets is the perfect travel accessory.

The Scruffs Self-Cooling Mat costs £22.29 on Amazon and is filled with non-toxic cooling gel which ensures it is around 5-10°C cooler than room temperature.

The Esoes Fruit Cooling Mat is a bit of fun for £10.99.

It looks like a slice of citrus fruit, which gives an appropriate holiday vibe.

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Legacy: 10 Plot Holes That Make No Sense https://faithspixelpatch.com/legacy-10-plot-holes-that-make-no-sense/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/legacy-10-plot-holes-that-make-no-sense/

After four seasonsLegacy just reached the series finale and with it, The Vampire Diaries The universe has come to an end. It’s undeniably a bittersweet ending, not just because it completes a beloved franchise, but also because of Legacy’ sudden cancellation.

The show took place two years after the events of its predecessor, The originals, and that followed Hope Mikaelson as she attempted to navigate tribride life at Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. Legacy managed to put a spin on the supernatural world of the trilogy, but fans couldn’t help but notice several plot holes that made no sense and seemed to undermine the series.

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Everyone forgot that Alaric is dead


Long before Legacy was born, Alaric was just a humble history teacher turned vampire hunter living in Mystic Falls. His job had many dangers that caught up with him in season 3 of The Vampire Diaries when Esther Mikaelson transformed him into an original vampire. He died then and in real vampire diary mode, he was resurrected a few years later and turned back into a human.

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The people of Mystic Falls were well aware of the history teacher’s passing, so it would make sense for Alaric to avoid the town as much as possible. But in season 2 of Legacy, he freely enters Mystic Falls High and serves as the school’s principal. So, has everyone in Mystic Falls forgotten he’s dead? And how did he cover the death gaps in his resume?


The lack of teachers


The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted seems to be anything but a school. Even though all students are supernaturally gifted in one way or another, they are still children. Yet they are always the ones who have to fight monster after monster because the adults never seem to be around.

The only adults in the entire show are Alaric, the school principal, Emma, ​​the student counselor, and Dorian who appears to be the only one teaching. But given that Emma and Dorian left the show pretty early, it doesn’t make sense that the Salvatore School is still operating as a school without teachers.


The absence of Hope’s loved ones


The originals Freya, Rebekah, Kol and Elijah meet Hope for the first time

Hope Mikaelson comes from a very powerful family. Despite the death of her parents and uncle, she still has an abundance of powerful relatives who are uncharacteristically never around. fans of The originals know very well that the Mikalesons never turn their backs on their old vow to stay together “always and forever”. Yet none of them are there when their niece is confronted by monsters or even gods. They only appear a handful of times and even then they do next to nothing to help.

Even when Hope strategizes to attack Ken, a literal god, she doesn’t even consider asking her family for help. She could have had two original vampires, a millennial witch, an entire pack of werewolves who transform at will, and an enhanced original vampire with no known weaknesses fighting alongside her. But instead, she chose to fight alongside her teenage friends and her 50-year-old school principal, which undeniably lowered her chances of winning significantly.


Black magic and its effects


Dark Josie from Legacy

Some of the greatest The Vampire Diaries facts that keep being contradicted are the effects of using black magic and Legacy changed that even more. Previously, some of the characters who used dark magic suffered no consequences while others ended up dying because of it.

But when Josie started doing dark spells, dark magic started charging into her until she developed an evil alter ego that tried to destroy the school and kill her own sister. The writers of Legacy had mountains of content on the magic of previous parts of The Vampire Diaries franchise, so it didn’t make sense to change its effects so much.


Caroline’s absence


Despite his brief appearance in Legacy series finale, fans wondered why Caroline was absent for almost the entire show. Caroline Forbes was one of the best characters in The Vampire Diaries and fans were excited about the prospect of seeing her again in Legacybut season after season passed and she was always gone.

It was mentioned that Caroline went to Europe to find a way to save the twins because as descendants of the Gemini coven they would inevitably have to do “the fusion” which would kill one of them. However, there were several occasions when Caroline’s absence made no sense. Alaric fell into a coma, Josie almost destroyed the school, her daughters were fighting monsters, and Caroline was still gone. Not to mention that when Lizzie became a vampire, it meant the fusion was redundant, so it didn’t make sense that Caroline was still looking for a solution.

Lizzie’s father Bond To Hope


Lizzie Legacy

The concept of paternal ties was first introduced in The Vampire Diaries and it was essentially a supernatural bond of loyalty based on gratitude to a vampire or the father of a hybrid. Previously, hybrids felt loyal to Klaus because he freed them from their werewolf curse. During this time, Elena formed a father bond with Damon because she was grateful that his blood had transformed her and saved her life.

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But Hope didn’t free Lizzie from a curse and it’s unlikely Lizzie felt grateful to Hope considering she was the one who killed her. Plus, how Lizzie severed her bond with her dad made even less sense. The hybrids had to turn around a hundred times until they no longer felt grateful as Elena had to turn off her humanity. But, Lizzie didn’t even have to do anything and her father bond broke without any difficulty.

The powers of hope


Hope Mikaelson is undeniably one of the most powerful witches in The Vampire Diaries universe. Not only that, but thanks to her parents, she is both a vampire and a werewolf, making her the only tribrid creature and the most powerful in the world. But his powers are very inconsistent.

Things like his super-hearing come and go when it suits you. For example, in one instance, she relied on Roman to hear Josie from across the room, but in another episode, she is able to hear a man’s heartbeat easily. Meanwhile, her combat abilities change every other episode. Sometimes she wins fights without any difficulty and other times she is outmatched by the most unlikely opponents.


Never mention Hayley


photos in the room of hope in Legacies

As much as everyone loved seeing Klaus again in the Legacy series finale, the truth is that Hope didn’t know her father very well. In The originals, Hope didn’t even really meet Klaus until he was released from captivity when she was 7 years old. And then, a few months later, Klaus took a piece of the hollow and had to move halfway around the world. They did not see each other again until the age of 13 and their reunion was interrupted by the sudden death of Klaus.

But all the while, the one person who was constantly present in her life was her mother Hayley. So it seems unlikely that Hope feels closer to her father and misses her more than her mother. The fact that in all four seasons Hope never directly mentions Hayley makes no sense. Not only that, but Hope keeps framed photos of her family in her dorm, and even there her mother is nowhere to be found.

All about the triad


The Triad was created a thousand years ago when a vampire, a witch, and a werewolf came together to create Malivore, a creature capable of ridding the world of all monsters. Later, the Triad became a secret society of werewolves, vampires, and witches that aimed to keep the supernatural world a secret from humans.

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But this story has many intrigues. For starters, fans learned in The originals that the Mikaelsons became the first vampires a thousand years ago, but didn’t begin to change people until much later. This means that when the Triad was formed, vampires were a new and fairly rare species, so it doesn’t make sense for the werewolves to consider them important enough and include them in their alliance. Additionally, the Triad came after Hope because she believed her tribrid nature made her an abomination. But if so, then they probably thought the same about Klaus becoming a hybrid and it was never explained why they didn’t go after him.

The scenario of the gods


Hope Legacies Ken Fight Beaten

It’s understandable that when the protagonist is truly powerful, the villains they face must be equally strong or at least powerful enough to be considered a threat or else the suspense is cut short. In this way, as Legacy is centered around a witch/werewolf/vampire tribride, the series’ villains somehow had to be able to go against her and stand a chance. But the story of the gods in Season 4 was messy and didn’t really make sense.

Not only the gods in Legacy all come from different mythologies but their powers were equally inconsistent. As strong as the main characters were, it seemed unlikely that a group of teenage vampires and witches could defeat Ken, the father of all gods who was supposed to be the most powerful deity in existence.

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Poll: What is the best Foo Fighters album? https://faithspixelpatch.com/poll-what-is-the-best-foo-fighters-album/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:04:49 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/poll-what-is-the-best-foo-fighters-album/

The Foo Fighters have been one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most beloved bands since the 1990s and have released 10 solid albums during their career. From their eponymous 1995 debut to 2021 Medicine at midnight, which disc is the best? That’s what we want to hear from you in this week’s Loudwire Nights Album of the Week poll.

You will have until Friday at 12 N ET to vote. We will then play the three songs from the album with the most votes during the Loudwire Nights Album of the Week block to start the show the following Monday!

Dave Grohl started the Foo Fighters project following the disbandment of Nirvana. He wrote and recorded the entire self-titled debut album on his own, which he did for a cathartic release after Kurt Cobain’s death. It was commercially successful upon release, selling 400,000 units in its first week and debuting at No. 23 on the Billboard 200.

By the time Grohl went to work on his follow-up, he recruited musicians to help him, including Pat Smear, Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins, all three of whom became official band members. color and shape debuted at No. 10 on the Albums Chart, and it became clear that Foo Fighters was a machine meant to keep going.

The Foos have released eight more albums since then, the most recent being 2021 Medicine at midnight. All also peaked in the Top 10 of the chart, two of which went to No. 1. They had a solid run of sold-out stadiums and headlining festivals throughout, until the start of this year, when Hawkins tragically passed away while the band was preparing. for representation in Colombia.

Although Foo Fighters’ future is uncertain, they have so far provided their fans with a solid discography to enjoy. Head below to vote for your favorite album, then tune in Wired Nights next Monday at 7 p.m. ET to find out which record prevailed. During tonight’s show, you’ll find out which Bush album was voted best and hear three songs from the winner.

Loudwire Nights with Toni Gonzalez airs nightly starting at 7 p.m. ET. You can connect anytime, from anywhere here or by downloading the Loudwire app.

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Oxburgh Hall is without scaffolding as roof restoration is complete https://faithspixelpatch.com/oxburgh-hall-is-without-scaffolding-as-roof-restoration-is-complete/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:50:00 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/oxburgh-hall-is-without-scaffolding-as-roof-restoration-is-complete/

A £6 million project has been completed to restore the roof and facade of the medieval gatehouse of the National Trust’s Oxburgh Hall in West Norfolk.

The 500-year-old building is scaffold-free for the first time in six years and the work will secure its future.

A new immersive experience has opened up in the oldest part of the building, revealing what life was like for a Catholic priest in the 16th century.

Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future. Photo credit: The National Trust (57579540)

Research reveals the possibility of an earlier structure being built on the site.

The work addressed the challenge of building scaffolding in a ditch, incorporated bat-friendly tiles, and led to important archaeological discoveries.

The restoration saw the replacement of 14,000 roof tiles, 27 chimneys and 14 skylights.

Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future.  Photo credit: The National Trust (57579654)
Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future. Photo credit: The National Trust (57579654)

Now, a new immersive experience has opened up in the gatehouse, which is the oldest part of the 500-year-old building.

Here visitors can experience what life was like for many Catholic families in the 16th century, including the Bedingfeld family, who remained devout Roman Catholics throughout their time at Oxburgh Hall.

The family’s support of the Catholic Mary I in her claim to the throne brought the family unprecedented power and prestige.

Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future.  Photo credit: The National Trust (57579837)
Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future. Photo credit: The National Trust (57579837)

With the succession of Protestant Elizabeth I, the fortunes of the family changed dramatically.

The Bedingfelds’ refusal to change their faith after the Reformation cost them dearly, both politically and financially.

Property curator Lynsey McLaughlin said: “Historical research tells us that Henry Bedingfeld’s house was raided in 1590.

Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future.  Photo credit: The National Trust (57579545)
Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future. Photo credit: The National Trust (57579545)

“Although there is no concrete evidence that this was Oxburgh, excavations of the houses of the leading recusant families were commonplace and it is highly probable that such raids took place here between 1580 and 1610. .

“This new volunteer-led guided experience will share the story of a raid, placing the Priest’s Hole in Oxburgh in its historical context.

“Visitors will now be able to step back in time to see what the King’s Hall would have looked like after it was looted and searched for evidence of Papist activity.

Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future.  Photo credit: The National Trust (57579550)
Restoration work at Oxburgh Hall has secured its future. Photo credit: The National Trust (57579550)

“Based on an inventory from 1585 and with the help of specialist craftsmen to recreate the scene of a raid, volunteers will tell the story through the eyes of those who lived it, helping to bring it to life on a very personal and emotional level.”

The new experience, which is currently open from Friday to Sunday, follows the completion of the roofing project, which came after an unexpected skylight collapse in 2016 which, upon further investigation, exposed a weakness in the roof. structure at the roofline.

The project involved the construction of very complex engineer-designed scaffolding to overcome the added complication that the 500-year-old building was surrounded by a moat. 31 miles of scaffolding tubes and 605 tons of sandbags were brought in to create a base that protected the fragile moat soil and fabric of the building, but also ensured the ecology of the moat was safeguarded throughout the project .

Dave White, Project Manager, said: “Working on historic buildings can often pose challenges when you start to lift the veil on what lies beneath.

Also, we were hitting a tipping point with the roof open, just as the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines.

So, it’s amazing to see how far it’s come and the building now without scaffolding. Full-screen know-how and the future of Oxburgh were assured.

“During the project, we replaced 14,000 pan tiles which the 4th Baronet brought to replace the originals in the 1770s, which had become weathered, cracked and damaged.

“We gave some of them a coat of special bat paint mixed with sand, to ensure night visitors to Oxburgh could climb the tiles around the openings of their new roost.

“The ornate faux Tudor fireplaces, which had become unstable, were repaired or replaced using 12,000 handmade bricks, weighing 29 tons, which appear to have always been there.

“Part of Oxburgh’s distinctive character, each fireplace is slightly different in design, one of which was so complex the brickmakers had to turn to a 3D printer to create a special mould.”

The project was carried out by Messenger, contractors specializing in the conservation and repair of historic buildings.

Andrew Woodley, Head of Contracts at Messenger, said: “It has been a privilege to work on Oxburgh Hall.

“As we often find when working on period properties, many challenges presented themselves and it was up to our team, in particular our site manager, Wayne Gray, and his team of craftsmen, to women, subcontractors and qualified suppliers, that all have been overcome with pragmatism, aplomb and great skill, resulting in the realization of a project of which we are all very proud.”

Several discoveries were made throughout the project.

From historic wallpaper in attics to thousands of rare archaeological finds under floorboards, which included a page from a rare 15th-century illuminated manuscript, fragments of late 16th-century books, to high-level Elizabethan textiles found in two old rat nests.

The variety, age and significance of the objects found and what they reveal make this a unique find and have helped shed light on Oxburgh’s past.

The search also revealed that part of the roof structure on the west side of the building predates Oxburgh and is likely to have been reused.

This raises the question of whether this could be evidence of a structure at the site before the building we see today.

Dendro’s analysis and a structural survey in 2006 suggested as much, but the roofing work gave the experts a much clearer view, confirming their initial suspicions.

The roof project at Oxburgh Hall was made possible by a grant from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Culture Recovery Fund, which is administered on behalf of the government by Historic England, and support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to the money collected by National Lottery players and the Wolfson Foundation.

The project has received additional support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Leader programme, the Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK and the Constance Travis Charitable Trust as well as National Trust members and supporters.



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