Q: How many ships were originally in the ghost fleet? A:The ghost fleet is the nickname of the Maritime Administration’s Reserve Fleet, part of the Ready Reserve Force. The fleet’s purpose is to be ready if called upon for an emergency or war. During Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf, 79 ships from the Ready Reserve Fleet in the James River and elsewhere were activated.
It was a fun, breezy show far from stuffy, even though staged in Spencer House, a grand 18th century mansion in the heart of the posh St. James district and it made stunning use of imaginative statement hats, even if a few were literally over the top and obscured the models eyes. Many were simply spectacular, angular and birdlike, and added a touch of whimsy, and more than a few inches of stature, to the outfits..
It was one of the first wine grapes established in Australia, it’s our most planted variety with more than 400,000 hectares and it’s our most popular export wine with sales worth $488 million amounting to a quarter of the total. This Rutilus, for red, is from Murrumbateman in Canberra wine district and has rosemary scents and lifted blackcurrant on the front palate. The middle palate shows rhubarb, peppermint, cloves and mocha oak and the finish chalky tannins.
As a mother of a son who took his life rather than be able to rid himself of addiction that was compromising his character, I have suffered the consequences of his actions for over two decades. My pain will not go away. I heard him say why they kept quiet about their son illness but I will not understand their reasoning.
In the midst of her candid confession she explained why she backed away from modeling. “I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself,” she continued. “I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw.
Californians love to come north and tell us they’ve pulled back on the oak, but this one really has. Gentle toast and vanilla notes on top, followed by tropical and citrus with lively acidity, some creaminess and a clean, lingering finish. An excellent balance of fruit and acidity, with quite restrained oak and with a definite mineral hint (private wine stores, $25 $29, 90 points)..
When we moved to Iowa, I downsized from a kitchen with over 30 linear feet of counter space to a home with a kitchen that sported a total of 6 linear feet of counter top space. With almost no space for extra kitchen tools, I put away everything into storage, EXCEPT my Bosch. Because of the compact, foldaway design, I was able to store the Bosch on a bookshelf and put it away to gain more counter real estate in my kitchen, and it continued to do the work one would expect from larger, more expensive mixers..