The author says his geographical distance has yielded two benefits: not only has it given him perspective, it has “let me know what other people think of one’s own country – which is always instructive”.
Today B29 is showing its age and looks more like a dirty old dock than a pool with its crumbling grey concrete, grimy brickwork and old ducts and sections of corroding pipes. The water is filled with green algae and has the clarity of Milk of Magnesia, which defies all efforts to see what lies beneath.
Fuel rods were removed from these two reactors, moved into the cooling pond of B29 and split open. Most of this material was removed for reprocessing but several tonnes of waste and old fuel still lies below the pond’s thick milky waters and it is the task of Steve Topping, leader of the building’s decommissioning team, to ensure that this is extracted and safely stored.
His influence was felt around the world, and nowhere more than in his native Brazil, where his buildings represent the perfect marriage between architecture and the nature and culture of the country and its people. Oscar’s National Congress building has become a totem that represents democratic Brazil. In a strikingly different manner, his sinuous and graceful Edifício Copan, a great curving residential block in the centre of São Paulo, has inspired a generation of artists, writers and film-makers.
The store will take orders until the end of January and then sell dresses at discounts and liquidate all assets.
“Our customers have been great. We tried to call everyone who had an order with us before we closed,” Younker told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. “They weren’t surprised but sad for us, they understood.”
No sign of Ebola was ever found in the store. Its manager was temporarily put under home quarantine, and some employees and customers were among the 160-plus Ohio residents whose health was monitored by officials for several weeks after Vinson’s diagnosis because of their proximity to her.
Younker says she thought about reopening elsewhere under a new name but isn’t likely to do that.
Operators of a north-east Ohio bridal shop linked to an Ebola survivor say the store is closing because it lost significant business and has been stigmatized.
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was diagnosed with Ebola days after visiting Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal store in Akron in October. The store temporarily closed and cleaned before reopening in November, but business hasn’t bounced back.
“We had a big opening and we had hoped that the publicity may even have been a good thing,” owner Anna Younker told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. “But now we are the Ebola shop. Customers are tired of hearing ‘Oh, you bought it at the Ebola shop.'”
Owner Anna Younker said her shop has become known as the Ebola store. She told the Akron Beacon Journal the temporary closure and canceled orders cost the store at least $100,000. That wasn’t covered by her insurance because it excludes viral illnesses.
You will need a 25cm ovenproof frying pan that doesn’t stick. Set the oven at 180C/gas mark 4. Scrub the potatoes (I don’t think you should feel the need to peel them) and slice very thinly. Pour the olive oil into a mixing bowl. Finely chop half of the rosemary, leaving the rest on their stems and add to the bowl. Grind in a little black pepper then add the potatoes and gently turn them over in the seasoned oil. Cover the base of the pan with a single layer of slices, each overlapping the other and adding a little salt as you go. Place a second layer on top, then another and so on, until all the potatoes are used up. Pour any remaining oil over the top.
The site has become the biggest, and mostly easily waved, stick in the armoury of the green movement. As one senior employee admitted: “If you want to object to anything nuclear, you just have to point to Sellafield.”
The novelist, too, has come under scrutiny after the online newspaper eldiario.es noticed similarities between some of the details of the novel and information contained in Lo difícil es perdonarse a uno mismo (Forgiving yourself is the difficult thing), a memoir by repentant former Eta member Iñaki Rekarte that was published in 2015.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Patria’s success has overflowed the narrow confines of the literary world and seeped into much of Spanish society. Photograph: HBOBut it also explores Basque culture and society, and chronicles many of the huge changes in Spain over recent years, from the end of Eta to the advent of same-sex marriage.
However, most Sundays I find myself fumbling about on the organ, since the parish can’t afford to pay for a proper organist; and for this I dress equally casually. From time to time I am asked to preach and preside at the eucharist, which I enjoy doing. On those days I wear a black shirt and teclado tfue a dog collar, and robe in the appropriate vestments: alb, stole, chasuble. I do not consider that these vestments confer on me any particular status, or that they make me any more important than any other member of the congregation: they are simply what a priest wears as a focus for what is happening at the service. They are also countercultural, reminding people of the otherness of what we are doing. I could preach or celebrate the eucharist just as well in shirtsleeves, and have done so many times at informal events in the open air or in people’s homes: but not on Sundays at my local church.