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Trial for driver who killed florist while high on PCP starts - New York Daily NewsMonday, June 27, 2016
U.S. from Bangladesh in 1991, the ADA said.The accused killer, whose non-jury trial started late Friday morning, shied away from looking at the harrowing footage of the moment he barreled into Ali.(Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News)Martin, who has a previous conviction for driving while impaired, was wreaking havoc on the community "at a time when most of us are waking up and getting ready to go to work," Coritsidis added.The accused killer, whose non-jury trial started late Friday morning, shied away from looking at the harrowing footage of the moment he barreled into Ali.Driver who crashed into florist held on $1 million bailHe buried his face in his hands as the video, a main piece of evidence in the prosecution's case, was played in open court.Martin's attorney declined to give an opening statement. He faces up to life in prison for the murder charge but is also faced with counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, driving while impaired and others.Martin opted for a bench trial so a verdict will be rendered by Justice Melissa Jackson at its conclusion.With Chris SommerfeldtTags:new york murderscar crasheseast villageduiSend a Letter to the EditorJoin the Conversation:facebookTweet... http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/trial-driver-killed-florist-high-pcp-starts-article-1.2677929
This flower is a florist's favorite but “it will eat your fingernail off” - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Mike told lots of great stories, like how he got his start at 13 when he would fish cattails out of the retention pond near his house in Smyrna, and sell them to a local florist.He also imparted some harrowing information about a flower commonly used in floral arrangements. Which one?Which of of these flowers is out to get you? Photos: Jennifer BrettThe dastardly Alstroemeria! Never strip its leaves or whittle its stem using your fingernail, Mike warns. (He uses a knife, rather than scissors, using quick, clean motions). Here’s why:Getty ImagesWhaaaat? I looked into this, courtesy of the “Occupational Skin Diseases” section of the International Labour Office’s Workplace and Safety Information site. Riveting reading, by the way. Here’s a sample:“Cutaneous defence systems are effective only within limits. Anything which breaches one or more of the links endangers the entire defence chain. For example, percutaneous absorption is enhanced when the continuity of the skin has been altered by physical or chemical injury or by mechanical abrasion of the keratin layer. Toxic materials can be absorbed not only through the skin, but also through the hair follicules, sweat orifices and ducts. These latter routes are not as important as transepidermal absorption.”Right. Anyway, so embedded in all this is a list of potentially toxic substances, and Alstroemeria is on it. The University of California’s Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants guide lists it as well. The UC guide lists lots of other stuff too, and after a few minutes of scrolling you will be convinced you... http://buzz.blog.ajc.com/2016/05/04/this-flower-is-a-florists-favorite-but-it-can-eat-your-fingernail-off/
Reimagining Sonatas for a New Generation with Flowers, Art and Romance Was Born - BroadsheetTuesday, October 10, 2017
A new kind of classical music event happening next month will feature fashion label Romance Was Born, large-scale artworks by local artist Lara Merrett and stunning floral designs from Redfern florist Myra Perez (My Violet). Called The Sonata Project, it’s by internationally acclaimed musician Bernadette Harvey; an innovative collaboration that marries bold new piano sonatas written by three young local female composers with captivating visuals from established artists.A pianist who received her first medal at just two-and-a-half years of age, Harvey regularly collaborates with international solo and chamber musicians and has noticed the need to make classical concerts more relevant to younger audiences.In 2014 she won a grant to explore whether or not the sonata is still relevant in the 21st century. The result is The Sonata Project: three new 15-minute sonatas by young Sydney composers Aristea Mellos, Jane Stanley and Melody Eotvos performed by Harvey, and a sonata by celebrated Australian composer Ross Edwards.Part of Harvey’s mission was to reach a broader audience, so rather than the usual deathly quiet and often monochromatic experience of classical concerts, she has p...
Everything's coming up roses at West Side florist - Cincinnati.comTuesday, October 10, 2017
Buy PhotoRon Robben, left, and Larry Robben stand Sept. 19, 2017, in one of the renovated greenhouses at Robben Florist and Garden Center. Nearly $100,000 in improvements has been made at the site.(Photo: The Enquirer/Forrest Sellers)Buy PhotoGardeners familiar with the hot and humid temperatures of a traditional greenhouse may be in for a surprise when visiting a local florist.Robben Florist and Garden Center is nearing completion of a nearly $100,000 renovation of its greenhouses. Two greenhouses were completed last fall and two additional ones are expected to be finished by the end of September.The original greenhouses were built when Robben Florist opened in 1931.They were built to last, said Keith Bemerer, sales and design for greenhouse manufacturer Rough Brothers Inc.Buy PhotoRobben Florist and Garden Center has made significant improvements to its greenhouses. (Photo: The Enquirer/Forrest Sellers)However, being made from wood repairs have been necessary over a period of time, said Bemerer, who was has worked with Robben Florist during the project."We wanted to modernize and reduce t... http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/delhi-township/2017/09/20/coming-up-roses-west-side-florist/685681001/
VIDEO: Dundee florist caught up in Hurricane Irma shares terrifying footage of storm - Evening TelegraphTuesday, October 10, 2017
Evening TelegraphVIDEO: Dundee florist caught up in Hurricane Irma shares terrifying footage of stormEvening TelegraphA Dundee florist caught up in Hurricane Irma has shared terrifying video footage of the storm. Dawn Falconer, who runs Hilltown florist Forget Me Not, is currently in Florida, which has been hit with winds of up to 130mph. Homes have been swamped and ...
Health in brief: Free flowers may provide mood boost and more - Charleston Post CourierTuesday, October 10, 2017
United States. In the Lowcountry, both the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital received Zero Harm Awards this year. Florist to give away bouquets for boostTiger Lily Florist will give away 400 free bouquets Oct. 11 during its "Petal It Forward" program. Customers who stop by the flower shop, 131 Spring Street, will receive two arrangements. "Customers can keep one for their own enjoyment and give away the second bouquet to a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger on the street," a press release about the event explained. "Individuals who 'Petal It Forward' will be sharing the benefits of flowers with others."Research shows that flowers can have a positive impact on emotions, happiness and mood. ... http://www.postandcourier.com/features/your_health/health-in-brief-free-flowers-may-provide-mood-boost-and/article_be421916-a3b6-11e7-a06f-ef6dc02462ae.html
Casual Kristen Stewart dons NFL football hat and baggy mom jeans as she makes a florist run in LA - Daily MailTuesday, October 10, 2017
NFL is concerned.While out that day, the girlfriend of 27-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel Stella Maxwell was seen stopping off at a local florist's.Scroll down for video Allegiances: Kristen Stewart was sporting an Oakland Raiders baseball cap when she was spotted on Monday stepping out in the Los Feliz area of Los AngelesKristen had bundled herself into a voluminous sweater with a print in various shades of blue, tucking the top into a faded pair of jeans.The Los Angeles-born actress, who shot to fame playing Bella Swan in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight vampire books, wore pale pink shoes.She'd accessorized the ensemble with a chic pair of aviator sunglasses. Flowers in fall: Kristen was seen stopping off at a local florist'sUpcoming Kristen film releases include Lizzie, a biopic of the infamous Lizzie Borden, who in 1893 was acquitted of slaughtering her father and stepmother.Chloë Sevigny has taken the leading role, while Kristen's playing the family's Irish maid Bridget Sullivan, who found herself enmeshed in the case.In August 1892, Abby and Andrew Borden were butchered with a hatchet in their Falls River, Massachusetts home.Seen in June: Kristen's dating her fellow 27-year-old Stella MaxwellLizzie, then 32 years old, was charged with the crime and went to trial the following June in what became a nationwide media frenzy.Bridget, whom the family reportedly used to call 'Maggie,' was... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4943104/Kristen-Stewart-stops-Los-Feliz-florist-s.html