Month: September 2020

The 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Elevate Your Space

Maybe your green thumb is itching for a new plant baby or you want to make your home lush and vibrant…but you lack the floor space for free-standing potted plants. One easy solution? Indoor hanging plants. Suspended from your ceilings, they’ll add the touch of green you’re after, without taking up any of your precious floor space.

But like all indoor plants, choosing one to start with can be daunting. Which plant is best for your home? How much light will it need? What kind of pot should you use? Is it pet- and kid-friendly? You might have as many

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Animal rescue group reunites pets with owners after Beirut explosion

Beirut, Lebanon, is still devastated by the Aug. 4 explosion that ripped through the city, killing 190 people and destroying homes and businesses.

More than a month after the blast, a group at the site of the disaster has been working to reunite residents with their animal companions who were lost or displaced.

MORE: Lebanon in desperate need of reform after Beirut explosion: ANALYSIS

At Animals Lebanon, a registered charity that has been organizing rescue operations for animals in Beirut since the explosion, staff and volunteers said they have been searching daily for hundreds of pets at or near the

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Llamas, geese, pigs and other livestock among evacuees in wildfire shelters as farmers battle to save livelihood

Hundreds of farm animals evacuated to Salem (Andrew Buncombe)
Hundreds of farm animals evacuated to Salem (Andrew Buncombe)

As flames approached Francisco Maldonado’s homestead high in the hills, there was one thing of which he was certain: he could not leave behind his uncle’s goats.

His family had laboured long, hard years to make them a going concern, and he could not lose them. They threw them in the back of a Dodge truck with a canopy, and drove them to Salem. “We didn’t have a lot of time,” he said. “We had to get on with getting going.”

This week, the 41-year-old was taking care of the 23

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 17: 268,207 Cases, 8,392 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Thursday announced 2,056 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 268,207 confirmed infections and 8,392 known deaths. Another 2,095 probable cases and 232 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1male 70s

  • DeKalb County: 1 male 30s

  • DuPage County: 1 male 30s

  • Green County: 1 male 90s

  • Kane County: 1 female 90s

  • Kankakee County: 2 males 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Lawrence County: 1 female 90s

  • Madison County: 1 male

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 17: 266,151 Cases, 8,367 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Wednesday announced 1,941 new cases of the coronavirus and 35 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 266,151 confirmed infections and 8,367 known deaths. Another 2,095 probable cases and 232 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s

  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s

  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s

  • DuPage County: 1

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