Touched by history


first_img Reply Reply Can’t say that I have directly but the cats eat a lot of fishy food so perhaps by proxy… LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear Mike, you my friend have bought astuteness to a whole new level of something, I know not what? Fish farts, otherwise known as pisces methanes gaseous, also known by the scientific name, pisces poopus intestinal rooten tootenous could be the answer! I am glad I am surrounded by such brilliance. Have you ever heard, or smelled for that matter, fish flatulance? Please enter your comment! July 30, 2020 at 9:59 pm NH July 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm July 26, 2020 at 9:39 am Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 8:51 am DEAR NH, LET US BE KNOWN BY OUR LOVE TO A BROKEN WORLD! THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU AND YOURS, CHAZ Charles Towne July 30, 2020 at 12:48 pm Charles Towne Richard Dear CSG, IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO LAUGH, TO FIND HUMOR IN TOUGH TIMES, TO SMILE, TO LAUGH, WHEN IT SEEMSS THAT THE WORLD IS CRYING. AROUND US. PLEASE FATHER, RIGHT NOW, SURROUND EACH OF US WITH HOPE AND LOVE. HELP US TO FIND CAUSE TO EVEN BE A LITTLE SILLY AS WE JOURNEY THROUGH PERILOUS TIMES. BLESS YOU DEAR FRIEND, BLESS YOU, BLESS YOU, BLESS YOU, CHAZ Reply Reply 27 COMMENTS Richard July 29, 2020 at 8:49 am Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash July 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm On boy! I REALLY love the stories w/ errors! Think Chaz, under what circumstances is it possible that your parents never “had” any children? Could you face similar circumstances?Seconly, there is not a single ounce more of that in the Titanic than there was when she sank! Think about oxygen which is necessary for metal to rust! Last , the mortality rate of “Spanish Flu” is generally listed as 2.5% and our present day Covid 19 is between .3% and .5%! I am really beginning to think that our present response is based more on politics than medicine.Aside from all that, the true terrible cost seems to be that families and loved ones and friends are being ripped apart and fragmented and like your Nan, those who have a compromised understanding are especially bewildered, which is agonizing and heartbreaking to us all! We must all recognize that especially now, we need His guidance! God bless you mightily my friend, love reading about how, and learning how to be a human bean!My first statement….. Think about adoption! That kid could say his parents never “had” any children! Ah Ha, Richard, William of Occam’s full name was in actuality little Timmy sometimes known as William the Occam of Occamville, otherwise known as Tim the wise. July 26, 2020 at 3:50 pm July 28, 2020 at 2:31 am Richard My dear little girl, I love you so very much. You are your mama in so many ways. We are proud of you, Your papa. Bless you and yours, himself Reply Reply Reply Mike McFadden Mike McFadden: A kindred spirit! A pleasure to meet you sir!There is a therom in philosophy called “Occams Razor” which when reduced to simplest terms is that the simplest answer to ANY problem is very often the correct answer! I have changed my analysis and I am going with your theory of fish farts! Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Charlie, I only wish I had a way to solve your problem. Charles Towne July 28, 2020 at 1:07 am Reply Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm Reply Reply July 26, 2020 at 11:51 am Charles Towne Reply A baffling puzzle has confounded the scientific community for a long time as I am sure you are aware. Thus and so the Titanic is being devoured by iron eating bacteria in spite of the lack of oxygen? This results in rusticles forming that when they are dissected reveal reddish iron oxide. Hey, what do I know, Chaz Reply Charles Towne July 26, 2020 at 4:54 pm We do have our work cut out for us! July 27, 2020 at 1:41 pm Richard: It is a pleasure to meet you also and together we shall endeavor to keep Chuck on the straight and narrow- no simple task I might imagine. July 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm Charles Towne Don Youngcenter_img Reply July 26, 2020 at 6:19 pm July 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm July 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm Charles Towne Well, once again the need for a small correction arises. The theorm of which I spoke was by William of Occam, a Franciscan monks from circa 1300, so I am guessing Timmy of whom you spoke is merely a distant descendant A truly heartfelt story…poor Nan. It is so difficult, isn’t it? How do you tell a young child or an aging person with dementia about keeping them safe when they are unable to comprehend it? Breaks my heart. All they know is they hurt (and so do you). Prayers to you and all the caregivers out there my dear friend! Charles Towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sir Richard, the therom you speak of known as Occams Razor is false because I happen to know from first hand knowledge that Mr. Occam, Tom Occam, (his maa called him Timmy, little Timmy to be exact) never shaved, therefore he had no use for a razor! I rest my case, Chaz Charles Towne Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You give us many stories on all kinds of topics but your love stories about Nancy really tug at my heart. Having been VERY fortunate several years ago to have met Nancy today’s tale of separation makes me realize how cruel this pandemic can be. People who whine about wearing a mask (I “was” one of them initially) have no idea the kind of emotional pain you experience. Chin up sir – FaceTime will lead to face to face when God determines the time is right.I have another possible explanation for the rust on the Titanic. Like Richard, I have long understood that rust (oxidation) cannot occur without oxygen. Iron-eating bacteria may be a contributor but have you given consideration to the oxygen content of a fish fart? Thank you again for sharing your life with us. I love to hear about things I am not personally experiencing…learning to think beyond my own little corner of the world. Hugs for you and your sweetheart…and Happy Birthday! Finally got it on the right post!!! Love, your daughter… July 27, 2020 at 11:18 am July 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm Reply CSG Reply Richard and Mik, it is good to know that I am appreciated for my acute ineptitude, God bless you both, Chaz July 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm July 26, 2020 at 8:29 am This is so incredibly well done. These are such uncertain times and it is so encouraging to know that there is a God who loves and cares for us all. I cannot imagine how difficult now must be, both the loneliness that would come from missing your wife and MISSING THE WORLD WHILE QUARANTINED! It is good to know that God will never leave nor forsake us. Richard Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate July 26, 2020 at 7:44 pm Reply Charles Towne July 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm Herbert Weissman Faith Fowler See Mike, you absolutely astound me with your perfidious wise guyness. Now that you have introduced kitty cattus meowus meowus into the equation you must be a connesuer of fine catt scatt? You be greatly blessed, Chaz July 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm Herbert, you are kind. Papa God is blessing me on a daily basis with the fact that though it is difficult, he is changing me into the man He wants me to be. I am so thankful that Nanny, unlike so many people, is sweet. Bless you my fiend, Chaz Mike McFadden Charles Towne Aaron Patterson Reply Charles Towne Reply Chuck, I join you in the lonely feeling! Betty gone in 2018, came to Kansas 2018…just in time to see my son-in-law die of cancer in 2019. Get to see my oldest Daughter about once a week, get to see my youngest Daughter maybe once a month. But, I always have a friend with me: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10” and then there is this: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39” Reply Oh Richy me boy, you are a hoot and it gives me great comfort because Papa God loves hoots, which said fact gives me a chance! You take care and be greatly blessed, Chaz TAGSCharles TowneFamilyhistoryInspirationLovePandemic Previous articleCOVID contact tracing jobs now open, and new test site announced by Orange Co Mayor; update on Strike Teams and sandbagsNext articleFaithfulness: Finding a new best friend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Charles Towne Aaron, we are because He is, and isn’t that a greet testimony of His magnificent love. What does He yearn for from us if not our love for His own. Life in these crazy times is only tolerable because of His love. I miss my darling and this in and of itself beyond me except for the fact that He is and was intolerably grieved whenever He loses a child , one of His own. Bless you and all of yours Aaron, in our blessed Lord’s name and for His sake we ask it, Amen. Chaz InspirationBy Charles TowneYou most likely haven’t given this much thought, and therefore are going to find it difficult to believe… but… there is a better than even chance that if your folks never had any children, you won’t either.My daddy, as far as we can discern, was born sometime in 1911 – of somewhat questionable parentage and bewildering ancestry, so the precise details are a bit sketchy.A year later, the impossible happened. The “unsinkable ship” – the ocean liner Titanic – proved that she was unworthy of that lofty title when, in 1912, she struck an iceberg in the cold waters of the North Atlantic. With a one way, two mile plunge to the bottom of the ocean that netted great loss of life, she sits there still today, slowly but surely rusting her way to oblivion. Not that daddy’s birth had anything to do with it, but it’s notable how close history touches us sometimes.Take a leap further back in history to 1890, and we find my mother’s mama, my grandmother Agnes Regina, was born in Sweden.Agnes Regina’s old photos reveal her as being a beautiful young woman. I wonder what dreams… what aspirations… she had?Jump forward now to 1915. That was a very good year, for that’s when my mama, Ruth Florence, was born.And three years later, in 1918, the Spanish flu struck. With a vengeance. Agnes Regina, my grandmother, along with many others, became ill.One year later, in 1919, Agnes Regina died. Just another of Chicago’s 8,510 reluctant victims of the pandemic. Another touch with history.Now, here it is in the year 2020, and we are in the midst of another, historic pandemic that threatens to annihilate… how many people?!This time, the touch of history hits closer to home than ever before.My darling wife – my lady, my sweetheart, my cuddle bear – doesn’t have a clue what is happening around her. All she knows, and wonders about, is that she is forced into isolation. Why? A “quarantine” they call it. “What is a quarantine?” she asks in confusion.And, if you were to mention a “pandemic”, she would be just as apt to ask with questioning eyes, “What is a pandemic?”How do I answer her question when I can’t fathom it myself?She has no hard and fast rule by which to measure that which can’t be measured, so what is left, besides uncertainty, confusion, and bewilderment?Thanks to modern technology, for the last three weeks I have been able to reach out to my precious wife on face-time, via our cell phones.Face-time is better than nothing.I try to keep our conversations on the light side, but Nanny gets a quizzical expression and asks, “Charles, when can we be together again?”“Soon Honey, very soon.”A pensive smile crosses her face and she tentatively reaches out as if to touch the screen.  We make small talk, and then she exclaims, “Charles, when can you visit me?”“It won’t be long now, sweetie.”“Yes, but when?”“Well honey, the doctors don’t want to take any chances with somebody bringing the flu into the nursing home.”“I don’t understand why we can’t be together? I want to be with you.”  And after a moment of silence she asks, “Charles, don’t you love me any more?”“Oh, my darling lady, yes, I love you so very much!”“Are you sure?”“Oh yes, sweetheart, I love you more than I can even began to describe!”“But Charles, I miss you so much!”I am lonely myself. How do I even begin to answer her questions?How does anyone answer the plea of a broken heart without our Holy God?A CAREGIVER’S PRAYER I come to you, O Holy God!I come to you because you are my blessed hope, my refuge, and my holy friend.  Yes, I come to you… but then, where else can I go?  You are my strength, my healer, my provider, and my great joy!  O God, how I love you!  I shout your praises because you, and only you, are worthy of praise.  As the multitude of angel hosts praise you in voice, mind and spirit, so do I wish to do.   You give me peace, even in time of great trouble.  O Holy God, please, let me feel your gentle hand upon my brow and hear your voice speaking my name in love.  Let me feel your great and merciful love flood my soul.  Wash me, make me clean, that I may be worthy of your boundless love.  As I am a caregiver to one of your children, so are you caregiver to all the world.  Reveal yourself to all people and deliver us from evil.  As you speak words of hope and promise to my soul, let me do the same to all I meet.  As you, O God are able, help me to cooperate with you in love, so all of those I come into contact with will know that I have been walking with you.  In Jesus’ most wonderful, glorious and Holy name I ask it, Amen Aww, come on guys! What s going on here, a conspiracy? I know stuff! Chaz Reply Charles Towne Mike McFadden July 29, 2020 at 2:32 pm Reply Reply I have so enjoyed the bantering back and forth. It brought a smile and a chuckle to me, in a not so happy time. I pray for you and so very many people in the same situation!! One hope to cling to is the fact that God and only God is in control of everything, everyday. Thank you, Jesus for loving us, protecting us and bringing us through all of this ;very, very soon. In the meantime, let us hold each other up in prayer and support! God bless you! The words you speak give hope to a broken world my friends. Why do they give us hope? Because they come from our “forever friend., and AS YOU SAY, HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US! Bless you pal, and comfort you with grace. Chaz July 28, 2020 at 11:11 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Fintoil invests over €100m in a biorefinery in Hamina


first_imgOver 60% of the biorefinery’s output will be directed as feedstock to biodiesel production Fintoil invests over €100m in a biorefinery in Hamina. (Credit: Pixabay/SatyaPrem) Fintoil will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon as the company has secured the environmental and building permits, estimated earliest at the end of 2020.Crude tall oil (CTO) is a by-product of softwood pulp production. The carbon footprint of CTO derivatives is up to 90% lower than that of comparable fossil alternative products. More than 60% of the biorefinery’s output will be directed as feedstock to biodiesel production. The extensive background of Fintoil Ltd’s key persons in the tall oil industry has enabled the company to secure long-term contracts for sufficient raw material and sales volumes.Chair John Lindahl’s career in the pulp and paper industry spans management of investment projects at e.g. UPM-Kymmene, Madison Paper, Pöyry, Metsä Group and most recently as the Group Technical and Sustainability Director and a member of the Group Executive Committee at Mondi Group. Jukka Ravaska has been appointed as the Managing Director of Fintoil Ltd. Mr Ravaska has an extensive background in the specialty chemicals industry from management and executive positions at e.g. Solvay, Akzo Nobel, Kraton and most recently as Supply Chain Manager at Forchem.For Taaleri, Fintoil Ltd’s biorefinery represents a significant investment in the Finnish industry and expertise which fosters Taaleri’s growth in impact investing and financing of renewable energy. Taaleri Capital acts as Fintoil Ltd’s financial advisor in the financing of the investment project. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

PGNiG informs Gazprom of natural gas supply deal termination


first_imgPolskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), the state-run company, said it has obtained the required corporate approvals and notified Gazprom of its intent to terminate the supply deal.The deal for the supply of natural gas to Poland was concluded in September 1996, dubbed the Yamal contract, PGNiG noted in its statement, adding it has notified Gazprom and Gazprom Export it plans to terminate the deal, with effect from December 31, 2022.In accordance with the provisions of the Yamal contract, three years prior to its original termination date, i.e. by December 31, 2019, the parties are required to submit a declaration whether or not they intend to continue their contractual relationship beyond 2022.“In line with the Republic of Poland’s aspiration to achieve security of energy supplies and seeking to deliver the PGNiG Group’s current strategy, over the past four years we have taken a number of important steps to diversify the sources of natural gas supply to Poland. We have concluded long-term LNG supply contracts and have been acquiring natural gas deposits on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which, combined with the activities of the transmission system operator to expand the gas pipeline system, makes it possible for us to terminate the Yamal Contract on the originally set date,” said Piotr Woźniak, president of the PGNiG management board.To remind, PGNiG noted in its latest report that the importance of LNG in its imports mix has been growing with LNG supplies’ share in total gas imports was about 23 percent, compared with about 18 percent a year earlier.Poland imported 27 percent more LNG in the first nine months of the year, compared to the corresponding period 2018, with 22 cargoes landing at the President Lech Kaczyński terminal in Świnoujście over the period under review.last_img read more

`Pocket’ Rogers conducting boxing clinic in Lethem


first_imgRENOWNED Linden boxing coach, Orlando ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers is now in Lethem conducting boxing clinics at the Wadapna Community Centre and the response to these clinics is heartening.Rogers left Linden on Sunday and started his training sessions on Tuesday morning after meeting the previous day with Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles and Town Clerk, Ms. Keisha Vincent.He described the first turnout as awesome ,as among the 25 participants were two female boxers and boxers as young as eight years old attending the clinics.Rogers said his trip was made possible through Minister of Sport, Dr. George Norton and Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, as he took some boxing equipment to get things going.Rogers said two sessions of training are taking place and they start at 5.00hrs in the morning and goes for about one and a half hours and in the afternoon from 16.30hrs for two hours.last_img read more