PROVIDENCE — Nathan Carman thought his boat was in good working order when he left Point Judith, R.I., on a fishing trip three years ago, but something “fairly catastrophic” caused it to sink rapidly, causing his mother’s death, Carman’s lawyer said Wednesday. “Mr. Carman would never go out there with his mom in the middle of nowhere if he felt the boat was going to sink,” Carman’s lawyer, David F. Anderson, said during closing arguments Wednesday in a civil insurance trial over Carman’s efforts to collect $85,000 for the loss of the vessel. “Something let go in that boat.” In a 90-minute statement that capped the eight-day federal trial, Anderson argued that the 31-foot Chicken Pox was in poor condition when Carman bought it nine months before it sank, its problems masked by a good paint job and bonding. But a lawyer for two insurers countered that Carman, a Vermont man under investigation for the deaths of his … [Read more...] about Nathan Carman’s insurance trial comes to a close
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The world’s oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings’ tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting moment of what life was like for the first civilizations on Earth. Read on to be transported to 10 ancient cities to visit (without travel advisories) where you can take part in age-old rituals and learn about the legends that have been passed down for more generations than you can ever fathom. Luoyang, China First Inhabited: Around 2070 BCE Asia’s oldest continuously inhabited city, Luoyang was considered to be the geographical center and one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It lies on the north or sunny (yang) side of the Luo River where it converges with the Yi River. Stunning mountains surround the city, where Chinese Buddhist temples and monuments are carved … [Read more...] about 10 Timeless Cities Where the Past Comes to Life
Lana Del Rey is coming to Colorado and you won't have to wait very long to see her. The singer known for hits such as "Video Games" and "Summertime Sadness" announced Thursday she is extending her U.S. tour, in support of her latest album, "Norman (expletive) Rockwell!" The new batch of dates includes a stop on Nov. 4 at Bellco Theatre at Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. for the Monday evening show. The 11-city leg will kick off Nov. 3 in Albuquerque, N.M., and will wrap up Nov. 19 in Nashville, Tenn.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and will be available at livenation.com and axs.com.Lana’s sixth studio album was released in August and includes songs such as "Mariners Apartment Complex" and her cover of Sublime’s "Doin’ Time." Following the release, Pitchfork called Lana Del Rey “one of America’s greatest living songwriters.” … [Read more...] about Lana Del Rey announces she’s coming to Colorado. Soon.
Published 1:11 pm CDT, Friday, October 11, 2019 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Winter is coming: Be prepared for costly, damaging storms 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Winter weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring. Take care of your roof Keep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles. Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on your house. Worn-out, missing or damaged siding and roof flashing can let water and ice into your home. Be vigilant and replace them. If your chimney is leaning or the mortar has seen better days, get it repaired. Prevent ice dams Eliminate heat sources under the roof, such as lights and heaters in the attic, that can contribute to thawing. Keep the attic cool and ventilated to stop or slow the refreezing cycle. Consult a roofing professional to remove … [Read more...] about Winter is coming: Be prepared for costly, damaging storms
Updated: January 18, 2018 Besides buying millions of macarons, my 13-year old sister had one other wish for our French-Spanish vacation- she wanted to go surfing. And she wanted me to come with her. To that, I responded, “Are you crazy, it’s April! The water’s going to be freezing.” To which she responded, “All you care about is eating and speaking other languages!” With the heavy accusation of, “You are seriously at risk of becoming a grandma,” hanging in my face, I booked an hour-long lesson with Pukas Surf School in San Sebastián. Sister (and neoprene) love! The next thing I knew, I was sleepily sitting on a beach at 10 a.m., clad in a skintight wesuit, and getting yelled at by a large Spanish man. I’m not sure if you guys have noticed this yet, but I’m not all that athletically inclined. Yes, I can appreciate a vigorous hike and I played varsity tennis in high school, but extreme sports aren’t really my thing- … [Read more...] about Surf’s Up in San Sebastián