Antwerp Flower Shop News
Doubts Raised About Green Claims of New Belgian Waste-to-Energy Plant - Huffington PostTuesday, January 05, 2016
By Julie Ann Aelbrecht, student in financial journalism, City University-London and Aarhus UniversityPort of Antwerp proudly announced last May that the Saudi company Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) will invest 3.7 billion euros (roughly U.S. $4 billion) in a green project at one of its docks. The Saudi company's waste-to-chemical plant will turn unrecyclable plastic into "green" urea and ammonia through gasification, which could be fed into a cluster of chemical companies already present at Antwerp's port. The Dutch company Howa International as its sole vendor for the waste.The Port of Antwerp lauded the project as 40 percent more energy-efficient than a classical waste incinerator, but doubts about how green the project actually is have quickly developed. Underwhelming results from previous attempts at similar projects, doubts about the project's feasibility report and the uncertain final destination of the plant's products all make the grounds for port management's and city officials' initial euphoria seem less and less certain.The PlantWhen completed, the plant is expected to process rough... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pro-journo/doubts-raised-about-green_b_8916324.html
Van Gogh's Sunflowers may be wilting in the sun - Royal Society of ChemistryWednesday, October 28, 2015
It’s a very iconic painting and it’s the one which is, for the painting curators, also quite a hard one to figure out,’ says Koen Janssens from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. ‘To try to understand how it looked originally, whether it looked like as it looks now or not.’Janssens and his colleagues, based at the centre for scientific methodologies applied to archaeology and art (SMAArt) in Italy, began to tackle this issue back in 2011 by manufacturing artificial samples of lead chromate pigment and exposing them to light.2 Using x-ray absorption near edge structure spectroscopy, the team found that sulfate-rich lead chromate darkened over time, with any chromium present being reduced from chromium(IV) to chromium(III).Mapping Sunflowers’ elementsAfter being given access to one of Van Gogh’s original Sunflowers paintings at the Van Gogh museum in the Netherlands earlier this year, the SMAArt sleuths have now revealed this process is indeed occurring within the petals of this prized work.‘In the light-sensitive version of lead chromate you do not have a 1:1 ratio of chromium to lead … but [it’s] somewhere between 1:2 and 2:3,’ comments Janssens. ‘We used micro x-ray fluorescence to try and see where this ratio appeared and it turned out that that was quite substantial – in quite a lot of locations on the sunflowers this was the case.’ Using this portable tool, Janssens and his colleagues were able to produce a complete compound map, finding sulfate-rich lead chromate within the petals and the table at the bottom of the piece.But this piece of information alone does not confirm that a painting has aged and the team also had to prove that degraded chromium species were also present. Two microsamples were taken from the areas thought to have degraded and x-ray absorption spectroscopy revealed that there was a significant amount of chromium(III) present, suggesting the petals are in fact darkening over time.Such a finding may encourage curators to reassess their preservation strategies for these delicate artworks, but this research will provide a vital resource for them, according to Letizia Monico from SMAArt. ‘The availability of a “hig... http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2015/10/van-gogh-sunflowers-pigment-darkening
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
Stewart, who pastored Methodist Churches in the Havre de Grace and Ellicott City area. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Linda Stewart Eklof.Ed was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1914. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and transferred to the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He earned a BA in Vocal Performance and a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Hymnology. He felt privileged to have sung in the Westminster Choir, touring with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras led by prominent conductors of the time, including Arturo Toscanini and Leopold Stokowski. Ed also sang with the Westminster Choir during the recording sessions for the 1940 Disney movie “Fantasia.”During WWII, Ed worked as the director of music for churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore and served in the Coast Guard’s Chesapeake Bay patrol.In the 1950’s, Ed pursued a dual career in church music and home contracting in Florida. In the early 1960’s, when his marriage ended, he returned to Maryland, settling in Oxford. He continued his home building work and also his musical career, becoming the Director of Music for the newly formed Presbyterian Church, where he met and married Mary Trader Dyott, a member of the choir.After Mary’s passing in 2001, while living in Easton, he remained active in the church, was a member of the S... http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
Hidden Gems in the CLE: Love, Anji Paper Florist makes a colorful gift last - fox8.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
We're talking about the Hidden Gems in the CLE. And, thanks to our friends at Destination Cleveland, we're showing you one of Northeast Ohio's coolest places.Love, Anji Paper Florist does it all for people who want to spend extra time with their flowers. They're handcrafted paper flowers, made intricately to look like the real thing.You can even make them smell like your favorite flower by adding a scent, sold in-house.Anji Barshick got into paper-flower making when she did her own wedding. That eventually led to opening her own business inside the 5th Street Arcades in 2013.Barshick says the process can take up to 30 minutes per flower, but the result is stunning. The shop has just about every flower you can imagine having for a multitude of occasions.Not only can you make your own bouquet in the store, Barshick also takes custom orders. But flowers aren't the only items you can pick up at Love, Anji. There's a large array of handcrafted cards, stationary, and Cleveland mementos for purchase.If you're someone who wants a Mother's Day floral gift to last a little longer, or you have allergies to certain bloomers, this is a good fit for you.**For a sneak peek at Love, Anji, watch our Facebook Live!**For much more about Love, Anji Paper Florist, click here.Look for our hashtag on social media: #HiddenGemsCLE. Do you know of one in Cleveland? Send ideas to lbuckingham@f... http://fox8.com/2018/03/20/hidden-gems-in-the-cle-love-anji-paper-florist-makes-a-colorful-gift-last/
Over the Garden Fence | Flower show displays focus on world water issues - Bucyrus Telegraph ForumWednesday, March 14, 2018
I will close.The trip did succeed in bringing spring into our hearts.Mary Lee Minor is a member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club, is an accredited flower show judge for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and a former sixth-grade teacher.Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/2pc2m1j...
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Smale Park, thank the intrepid workers at the jewel of a park on the city's riverfront.Tulip beds, park workers know from experience, get wet when the Ohio River hits 55 feet. And the water was rising on Presidents Day, Feb. 19.How to save spring? How to make sure those tulips survive drowning?The team that tends Smale Park went to battle stations.They were ready. When the park flooded three years ago, the workers had made a point of watching how far up the water came and what was going to be planted there.The park florists – actually they're horticulturalists – saw that the tulip bulbs in the Memory Garden bed needed attention.Workers all over the park were moving the foot piano, chess pieces, picnic tables and all the stuff that required electricity. They also moved salt and mulch and potting soil. (They moved everything into the parking garage only to learn that the garage would also be submerged. So they moved all that stuff again.)But the bulbs, planted in an intricate pattern of undulating color, couldn't be just yanked out of the ground and put in a bag and replanted when the water dropped.The bed was replanted this year with bulbs to create a special ombre effect, shading from dark purple to light pink. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)It was supposed to be this fabulous show of color. "We were excited to see how it turned out," said florist Corrie Carswell.So, moving the bulbs required some, well, innovation."As a Hail Mary to try to protect 3,500 tulips, we tarped and sandbagged the overlook bed," she said.A ...