The First Presbyterian Church in Grapevine sponsored a peaceful demonstration in support of Ukraine on Sunday, March 20 at Peace Plaza, located under the clock tower of the new Grapevine Main.
According to the church’s Communications Elder Deb Hinton, approximately 300 people came by during the two-hour event.
“It was obvious that there were a lot of both conservatives and liberals there. I mean, I was shocked at how everybody seemed to be on the same page about this subject. So, people brought signs about the no-fly zone and more military support from the U.S. and things like that,” Hinton said.
An enormous 1,174-carat diamond has been unearthed in Botswana, a mining company has said, the second massive diamond to be found in the country in the space of a few weeks.
The rare rock was recovered at the Karowe diamond mine last month and presented to the government in a ceremony on Wednesday. It is the third diamond of more than 1,000 carats found at the site, and it will now be made into, “valuable collections of top color polished diamonds,” Canadian mining firm Lucara Diamond said in a press release.
The diamond is larger than a 1,098-carat stone also found in Botswana in June, which was believed to be the world’s third-largest diamond. Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi attended a ceremony on Wednesday to view the stone.
Naseem Lahri, the managing director of Lucara Botswana, said [the diamond’s] unearthing “is history in the making, for us and Botswana as well. The stone is, ‘a cleavage gem of variable quality with significant domains of high-quality white gem material,'” Lucara said in the press release.
In 2019, the firm discovered what is believed to be the second-biggest diamond in history — a staggering 1,758-carat stone — at the Karowe mine. At present, the largest diamond ever recorded is the 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond, found in South Africa in 1905. The Cullinan was subsequently cut into smaller stones, some of which form part of British royal family’s crown jewels.
Would you like a Matilda or BFG to go with your burger and fries? If you’re a young Kiwi, you just might get your wish. McDonald’s restaurants in New Zealand are ditching the Pokemon and Hello Kitty toys and filling their Happy Meal boxes with excerpts of Roald Dahl books instead, The Independent reports.