4 Holiday Decorating Hacks to Make Your Home Look Amazing

first_img TAGSChristmas PartiesHoliday Decorations Previous articleDocumentary series about the Reformation to Air on Public TelevisionNext articleTips for a happy, healthy holiday season with your dog Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Unique Christmas ideas for the homeAs your holiday calendar fills up, you may not have as much time to decorate and prepare your home for the holidays as you would like. Decorating your home for Christmas can be time-consuming, but if you’re hosting a holiday party or having friends and family in town, you might want your home to look festive.  Here are 5 holiday decorating hacks that will make your home look amazing in time for Christmas:1- Hang Ornaments from your ChandeliersHanging strings of ornaments from the chandelier is a great way to add a festive touch to your home in a short amount of time. You can use ribbon or twine to tie the ornaments to each part of the chandelier. Using different colored ornaments and ornaments of different sizes can give the decor an extra layer of texture. You can complete this project in only a couple of minutes, but it will immediately make your home look more like a winter wonderland.2- Garland, Garland, GarlandUsings garlands is an easy way to brighten up your home for the holidays, and it is also one of the simplest decorations to use. Wrapping garland around staircases, cabinets, and the mantel can instantly elevate the holiday spirit of your home. There are infinite possibilities when decorating with garland. You can wrap garland around wreaths and even the exterior of your home for an instant pop of Christmas cheer.3- Fill Vases with OrnamentsIf you have any vases or baskets lying around the house, try filling them with ornaments for a charming and festive decoration. They make great centerpieces for the mantel or even the dining room table. Try using a variety of different colors and styles of ornaments to add an extra layer of design.4- Make Decorations out of Popsicle SticksThis is a great holiday project to do with your kids! Popsicle sticks offer a wide variety of clever ideas for Christmas decorations. You can glue them together to make large snowflakes and other designs to hang from anywhere in your home. Popsicle sticks also work well as Christmas ornaments. You can create sleighs and reindeer in just a few minutes. Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Status yellow rainfall alert in place for Co Donegal

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook There’s an alert in place for heavy rainfall in parts of the country.The status yellow alert is in effect until tomorrow morning (06.00) for parts of the west and north-west.Forecaster with Met Eireann Pat Clarke explains what’s in store:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/12pat-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Status yellow rainfall alert in place for Co Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ Twitter Previous articleTwo injured in Ballyshannon collision this morningNext articleCase of Co Donegal soldier killed in Lebanon in 1981 to be reviewed News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest By News Highland – December 22, 2014 last_img read more

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Paralysis for Latin America with Argentine lockdown, Rio beach closures

first_imgBrazil on Thursday announced it was closing land borders and prohibiting entry to people from European and many Pacific Asian countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as Mexico and Peru reported their first virus deaths.And Argentina said it would go on a “preventative and compulsory” lockdown from Friday until March 31 in an effort to contain the virus.Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state also said it would bar people from its world famous beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema. They apply to people coming from the European Union, Britain, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia who are not Brazilian residents or do not have valid work or family reasons to travel.Latin America’s largest country, with a population of 210 million, has so far registered 621 cases of the coronavirus, with six deaths.Rio state governor Wilson Witzel said from Saturday he would close all beaches, bars and restaurants. He also announced a measure to cut transport links with other Brazilian states with reported virus cases, although that needs to be ratified by federal authorities.Mexico reported its first coronavirus death — a 41-year-old man with diabetes who died on Wednesday in Mexico City. Mexico has recorded 118 virus cases.A Mexican federal judge meanwhile ordered President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to take all preventative measures and necessary actions in order to detect infected persons in the country.Peru, which has a total of 234 confirmed cases, reported its first three deaths.  Chile stimulus planChile’s stimulus plan “will strengthen our ability to face the health, economic and social needs that the coronavirus pandemic is signifying and that will probably tend to worsen in the future,” President Sebastian Pinera told a press conference.Senate speaker Adriana Munoz said the leaders of the main political parties had agreed to postpone the referendum on changing the dictatorship-era constitution from April 26 to October 25, to give the country time to deal with the virus.Health Minister Jaime Manalich announced a lockdown of Chile’s Easter Island, saying no one could enter or leave the remote Pacific island for the next two weeks.Police meanwhile said they had foiled an attempted break-out from Chile’s largest jail. Earlier this week, inmates from jails in Brazil and Venezuela managed to escape, motivated by fear that prisons are a breeding ground for the coronavirus.Chile has registered 342 cases of the virus to date.In Ecuador, Cynthia Viteri, mayor of the country’s second city Guayaquil, said she ordered vehicles to block the runway of the international airport to prevent the Spanish-operated plane from landing.The flight from Madrid, with only crew aboard, was able to land later in Quito.Ecuador has banned all flights since Monday to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Panama, which hosts Central America’s busiest airport, and Colombia both said they were suspending all international air travel for a month from Monday.Colombia’s President Ivan Duque said the shutout was necessary because some people who had entered the country had tried to avoid mandatory quarantine regulations.Colombia closed its land and sea borders on Tuesday. Chile, rocked by months of social protests, unveiled an $11.75 billion economic stimulus package to cope with the effects of the virus on the giant copper producer, but also announced it was postponing a referendum on changing its constitution.Meanwhile, a plane operated by Spanish carrier Iberia sent to Ecuador to pick up stranded foreigners was prevented from landing at an airport in Guayaquil, which is under lockdown.Brazil said its two-week border closure would affect all neighboring countries, with the exception of Uruguay to the south, after shutting its border with Venezuela on Tuesday.Its new restrictions against travelers from Europe and the Asia Pacific are set to last 30 days, according to a ministerial decree.center_img Bogota confinement Bogota city hall said the capital’s seven million people would face confinement from Friday to Monday as part of a trial run for a probable future quarantine.Other cities across Colombia, which has more than 100 cases of the coronavirus, were also under nighttime curfews.Meanwhile, Eduardo Bolsonaro, the lawmaker son of Brazil’s president, joined US President Donald Trump in criticizing China over the pandemic, prompting demands from Beijing for an apology.China’s embassy accused Bolsonaro of using “irresponsible words” and of having “caught a mental virus.” Topics :last_img read more

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Cricket News Watch funny video – Virat Kohli tries to run four, Cheteshwar Pujara barely manages three

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is a supreme run-machine who is also one of the fittest in the business. The Indian cricket team skipper has rarely missed a match due to injury and it is testament to his greatness that Kohli can perform consistently in all three formats and maintain the same level of intensity. On day 2 of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Kohli was looking good for a century and had shared a wonderful partnership of over 100 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara, who had already registered his 17th Test century. However, there was a funny moment between the two batsmen and it involved running between the wickets.When Kohli took strike in the 120th over bowled by Australia pacer Pat Cummins, the right-handed batsman was on 71. On the fourth ball of the over, Kohli flicked a full ball into the vast gap at deep midwicket. The skipper ran aggressively while Pujara was struggling to keep up. By the time Kohli had almost completed the third run at the non-striker’s end, Pujara had just turned around at the non-striker’s end. Kohli wanted a fourth run but Pujara barely managed to get back in the crease.Read More | Yearender 2018: Kohli’s brilliance, Dhoni’s IPL return, Gauti says bye Following the run, Pujara showed the hand to Kohli, smiled and shrugged his head indicating that he was in no position to take the fourth run. Pujara fell for 106, his second century in the series while Kohli was unlucky to miss out on his 26th century as he upper-cut Mitchell Starc to third man where he was caught for 82 by Aaron Finch. However, the 170-run stand put India on course to dominate the Melbourne Test match.Read More | Virat Kohli misses out on century, India skipper troubled by back painPujara’s reluctance for the fourth run probably stems from the fact that his knees are not that strong as Kohli. The Saurashtra batsman has undergone surgery to his knee couple of years ago and since then, he has struggled with running between the wickets. The fact that he has been run-out so many times might also have weighed heavily in the decision to not take four runs.Read More | Pujara slams 17th century, delivers Australia the knock-out blowIn the Centurion Test early in the year, Pujara was run-out in both innings, making him the first Indian player to create this unwanted record. Hansie Cronje, Marvan Atapattu, Adam Parore, Ian Healy, Mark Taylor and Stephen Fleming are the other players in this list. In the last decade alone, Pujara has been run-out seven times, which is the joint-most for any player along with former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior. last_img read more

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Duke faces NC State in ACC quarters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNo. 5 seed North Carolina State (20-12, 11-10) vs. No. 4 seed Duke (25-6, 15-5)Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Thursday, 1:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina State is set to face Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC tourney. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on March 2, when the Blue Devils outshot North Carolina State 47.6 percent to 43.3 percent and made 11 more free throws en route to an 88-69 victory. March 12, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press center_img VARYING EXPERIENCE: North Carolina State has been fueled by senior leadership this year while Duke has depended on freshmen. For the Wolfpack, seniors Markell Johnson, Devon Daniels, C.J. Bryce, D.J. Funderburk and Jericole Hellems have combined to account for 78 percent of the team’s scoring. In the other locker room, freshmen Vernon Carey Jr., Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore Jr. have combined to account for 55 percent of Duke’s scoring this season, including 58 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Johnson has either made or assisted on 45 percent of all North Carolina State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 12 field goals and 28 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: North Carolina State is a perfect 8-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Wolfpack are 12-12 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Wolfpack have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Blue Devils. Duke has an assist on 37 of 73 field goals (50.7 percent) across its past three contests while North Carolina State has assists on 50 of 89 field goals (56.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Duke is ranked second among all Division I teams with an average of 82.5 points per game. Duke faces NC State in ACC quarterslast_img read more

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