As an adjunct to the documentary Stuck In The Bluff: AIDS, Heroin, and One Group’s Illegal Quest To Save Lives, we have put together an interactive timeline of some of the various historical forces that form the backdrop for the story.The Bluff – the place and the people — didn’t just happen randomly. Like everything else, history played a complex role. In the Bluff, four particular historical trends converged:The War on Drugs: the decades-long fight to rein in drug use and to catch and prosecute dealers and users. This war has waxed and waned over the years, shifting back and forth between leaning toward drug rehabilitation and leaning toward law enforcement and police crackdowns.The HIV/AIDS Crisis: Beginning in the early 1980s, the emergence a new and deadly virus spurred a worldwide medical research effort. It also led to the marginalization of certain people out of fear, misunderstanding, and questions of lifestyle and morality. The fact that the virus was transmitted through blood made certain populations, such as homosexual men and intravenous drug users, particularly vulnerable.Harm Reduction and Public Health: Starting with the adoption of methadone treatments in the 1960s, attempts were made to reduce the harm caused by addiction — not to condone or to enable, but to help the people whose lives were being wrecked and to protect the broader public from other consequences of their actions. To many people, however, this smacked of helping people who have made bad choices in their lives avoid the consequences of their actions.The History and Politics of Atlanta: On top of everything else, things like economics, real estate development, police behavior, and political attitudes on the part of Atlantans and their officials helped to shape places like the Bluff.So take our tour of the various roads that ultimately intersected at the Bluff by clicking on the link.The Tangled Timeline Of The Bluff Share Add to My List In My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA green-fingered father has broken the record for growing Britain’s largest tomato… with the help of some sheer pantyhose.Credit: SWNSHertfordshire’s Douglas Smith spent around two months carefully growing the giant tomato, which is, in fact, six regular beef steak tomatoes fused into one.The huge fruit, which had to be suspended using a pair of tights so it did not fall off the stem, weighed in at a whopping 3.106kg, and measured 27.5 inches in circumference. “You’ve also got to keep the tomato shaded” explains Douglas. “Covering it with a dishcloth will do—as this keeps the skin more supple so it can grow.”Credit: SWNSDouglas will now keep the seeds from his huge tomato to continue growing more of the fruit.And how about that big tomato? Will it end up in a beautiful Greek salad, or perhaps as part of one giant bruschetta? No. It’s due to be sent to butchers’ shop Churchgate Sausages in Harlow, Essex, to be made into tomato and basil sausages.PASS On The Fun And Share With Your Gardening Friends on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore It was grown from seed from a variety known as Big Zac.Douglas’s giant fruit has edged him ahead of the previous UK record-holder, Peter Glazebrook, whose record-winning tomato last year weighed 2.9kg.RELATED: Trailblazing Gardener Discovers How to Grow Vegetables in Winter—Now He’s Helping Others Do It TooDouglas said, “Giant tomatoes have been my main focus in terms of competitive vegetable growing… my attempts have been just shy of [Glazebrook’s] each time. But this time, I’ve finally edged it.”Credit: SWNSSo how did the 42-year-old do it? Methodically. He got seeds from US tomato grower Larry Hill, from Minnesota, USA—who yielded the seeds from his own, 3.47kg tomato plant. He cut back any other flowers on the plant to maximize all the growth into the one ‘megashoot’. He watered his tomato plant at least once every day for over two months, using water with a bit of liquid seaweed mix. He also gave the plant a ‘weekly compost tea feed’.MORE: This Green-Fingered Gardener Has Grown Something Amazing – A Sunflower With 27 Heads
FIBA Africa Zone 3 champions Rivers Hoopers unsurprisingly fell to an 88-59 defeat in their FIBA Africa Basketball League opener against hosts AS Sale of Morocco at the Salle Bouazzaoui, in Morocco on Friday.The defeat was not unexpected for Hoopers who only arrived at the venue of their game from Nigeria just one hour to tipoff and they got off to a lethargic start trailing by 15 points after the first quarter. The deficit grew in the second quarter and they went in at halftime trailing by 23 points with the score at 24-47 in favour of the hosts.Hoopers, however, rallied in the third quarter and although they matched their hosts’ scoring with 20 points, it proved too little to bridge the deficit against the defending champions who triumphed 88-59.Precious Osigbodi led the scoring for Hoopers and was the only player to hit double figures for the Nigerians with 12 points in 26 minutes.Moroccan international Abderrahim Najah led the way for AS Sale with 17 points and six rebounds. Najah proved unstoppable at both ends of the floor with 75% FG and 4/4 from the line.Soufiane Rourodu shot 100% from the field finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists while Zakaria El Masbahi added 12 points. 2017 FIBA Africa Champions Cup MVP Abdelhakim Zouita had 11 points and Mohamed Choua added 10 points and nine rebounds.Rivers Hoopers are next in action on Saturday against SLAC of Guinea who also lost their opening game 80-65 to JS Kairouan of Tunisia.RelatedRivers Hoopers Knocked Out Of FIBA Africa Basketball LeagueMarch 3, 2019In “BasketBall”FIBA Africa Basketball League: Rivers Hoopers Jet Off to Morocco On Game DayMarch 1, 2019In “BasketBall”BASKETBALL: Rivers Hoopers Risk Ban From International Basketball Activities, Contemplates Withdrawal From FIBA Africa Basketball LeagueFebruary 21, 2019In “BasketBall”
In this photo taken Monday, June 6, 2016, a sign is displayed inside the gym at Muhammad Ali’s training camp in Deer Lake, Pa. Since Ali’s death at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp to pay their respects. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) _ The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania.The camp’s longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, said he sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden, with closing to take place Thursday afternoon.The purchase price was not disclosed.“It’s sinking in. I’ll be heartbroken, but it’s time to move on,” Dillman told The Associated Press.Madden, a real estate developer, plans to preserve the buildings and memorabilia, according to Dillman, who said his son will manage a bed and breakfast and continue to run martial arts camps at the site.A representative for Madden didn’t immediately return a phone call.Ali who died last month, bought the wooded 5-acre tract in 1972 and installed 18 primarily log buildings, including a gym, a dining hall, a mosque, visitors cabins and a horse barn. He trained at Deer Lake until his last fight in 1981, using it to prepare for his major bouts against George Foreman and Joe Frazier.The camp still looks much as it did in Ali’s day. His desk and typewriter occupy an office near the gym. The dining hall has the original stove and kitchen table. His footprints can be seen on the wood-planked ceilings _ Ali had trod on them while the camp was under construction.Ali sold it in 1997 to Dillman, who trained Ali and once operated it as the Butterfly & Bee Bed and Breakfast.On Thursday, Dillman fondly recalled sparring with Ali and working with him on his foot positioning and hand speed.“We took a karate back fist and converted it into an overhand right,” he said.The Reading Eagle first reported the sale.
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