In her newest YA novel, VASSA IN THE NIGHT, Sarah Porter has merged the dark, forested world of Russian folklore with the gritty, urban streets of Brooklyn to vibrant and dramatic effect.
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. Babs Yaga, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….
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Globally, 1.2 billion people have no access to electricity. On the occasion of VELUX 75th anniversary the company decided to address this issue. Together with the social business Little Sun and the NGO Plan International they are collaborating to bring clean, reliable and affordable light to off-grid regions in Zambia, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.
14,500 Natural Light lamps from the VELUX Group have now arrived in Africa and the first recipients can already look forward to a better quality of life.
Among them are young girls between 10 and 18 years of age who live in a safe house in the slum area Mntendere in the Zambian capital Lusaka.
"The lamps mean the girls can do their homework when they get back from school and can feel safer at night, instead of huddling together in the dark after sunset. And it’s particularly important for our children that they feel safe – many are carrying the mental baggage such as the trauma of violence, rape or drugs," says safe house manager Verann Delarey.
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The largest Memorial Day observance in the United States happens on the beach in Honolulu, Hawaii with the Lantern Floating Hawaii 2015 ceremony, presented by Shinnyo-en, an international Buddhist community with Japanese roots, and the locally based Nā Lei Aloha Foundation. The ceremony takes place on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015. It is non-denominational and free to the public to attend. More than 50,000 participants will set afloat 6,000 candle-lit lanterns that bear remembrances and prayers to illuminate the shores of Honolulu’s Ala Moana Beach at sunset. Themed “Many Rivers, One Ocean,” the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony provides an opportunity for thoughts and prayers from around the globe to create a moment of collective remembrance, harmony and international friendship.
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Jingle Jingle A VIDEO MADE WITH 100 PEOPLE ... "Happiness only real when shared""Sunset
Boulevard Band" is our vision of reality filtered through emotional
experiences that very often all of us tend to forget. Love, passion and
fun, that lead us to composing a piece, to the choice of lyrics and to
the message we want to suggest, are the basis of our mindset.So we have expressed into music what for us is happiness: sharing with all of you.Download this song: http://www.topsolutionweb.it/SunsetBoulevard/jingle-jungle-download/- Video filmed on location in Rome. Made With 100 People.- Management: Top SolutionBand:Antonello Sforza - vocals & guitar;Manuel Nevolo - drums, percussion;Daniele Dencs - bassfacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunset-Boulevard-Band/701514379909166?fref=ts
Introducing The New Sunset Western Garden Book (www.sunset.com/wgb). Now in its ninth edition and completely redesigned to be more accessible, this go-to reference for gardening in the western United States includes over 2,000 full-color photographs for the first time as well as extra emphasis on contemporary issues like climate change, edible gardening, and water conservation. With an encyclopedia of 9,000 plants, savvy gardeners will relish the book’s complete reference guide with photos for every plant genus, solid information about the West’s distinct microclimates, and the new “Plant Finder” section with plants for every purpose and function.
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Katrina, Caleb, and Paige return in the exciting second novel in the Sunset Vampire Series. A trust is betrayed, bonds of friendship are strained, relationships may end, and a tenuous neutrality among the world’s vampire population is threatened. With stakes so high, some will not survive A Bloody London Sunset. Learn about the book and this author here, http://www.rutherfordliterary.com/
Hawaii weddings couples are get chance to spend their honeymoon in six romantic islands. And sharing the adventures of watching the sunrise atop Haleakala to watch the sunset from the beach of Waikiki. http://www.mauius.com/
Katrina Rawlings is a deadly vampire who falls in love with an innocent human named Caleb. An adversary from her past seeks revenge against her through Caleb. As dangerous traps unfold, Katrina and her closest friends desperately track her elusive enemy while also striving to protect the man she loves. Learn about the book: http://www.jazprimo.com/books.htm Learn about this author: http://www.jazprimo.com Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy