FYI April 20, 2021

On This Day

1800 – The Septinsular Republic is established.
The Septinsular Republic (Greek: Ἑπτάνησος Πολιτεία, romanized: Heptanēsos Politeia; Italian: Repubblica Settinsulare) was an oligarchic republic that existed from 1800 to 1807 under nominal Russian and Ottoman sovereignty in the Ionian Islands (Corfu, Paxoi, Lefkada, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos, and Kythira).

The Republic was established after a joint Russo-Ottoman fleet captured the islands and ended a two-year rule by the French Republic. Although the islanders had hoped for complete independence, the new state was granted only autonomy, becoming tributary to the Ottoman Porte. Nevertheless, it was the first time Greeks had been granted self-government since the fall of the last remnants of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans in 1460. In 1807, the republic was ceded to Napoleon’s French Empire, but the islands were not annexed by France, keeping their institutions of government. The British gradually took control of the islands, and following the Treaty of Paris, the islands were formally organised into the United States of the Ionian Islands under British protection.

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Born On This Day

1923 – Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, founded Eternal Word Television Network (d. 2016)[12]
Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo; April 20, 1923 – March 27, 2016), also known as Mother Angelica, was an American Catholic Poor Clare nun best known as a television personality. She was also the founder of the international broadcast cable television network Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and the radio network WEWN. EWTN became a voice for Catholics worldwide.

In 1981, Mother Angelica started broadcasting religious programs from a converted garage in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the next twenty years, she developed a media network that included radio, TV, and internet channels as well as printed media.

Mother Angelica hosted shows on EWTN until she had a stroke in 2001. She continued to live in the cloistered monastery in Hanceville, Alabama, until her death at age 92 on March 27, 2016.[1]

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FYI

 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice, From Marker: A Tale of Two Platforms
 
 
The passive Voice, From veteran publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin: Ingram: the global infrastructure for the book industry
 
 
 
 
Al Cross and Heather Chapman at The Rural Blog: Some bankrupt businesses, including farms, can now get PPP loans; ag economists call out land-grand schools and state goverments . . .and more ->
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura: A Vancouver cemetery is filled with edible life; Make smoked foods from around the world on your stovetop; Learn to make Luoshan’s specialty: volcanic mud tofu and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Oscar Duran, Beyond Bylines: Blog Profiles: Health and Fitness Blogs
 
 
 
 
By Alex Durán, Google: Join us for our first virtual Web Stories workshop
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: A Full Spring Day
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sitka Nature Show #234 – Chris Rurik (encore)
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Afternoon Walk to Totem Park
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Early Spring Birds
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Weekly Photojournal Update (2021-04-17)
 
 
 
 
Red Bull: Natural Selection at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, Alaska is a Wrap
 
 
 
 
Cycling Tips: From Alaska to the Kwaremont: The spectacular rise of Kristen Faulkner
Imagine riding your second Tour of Flanders ever, only a few weeks after you quit a full-time job in venture capital, and finishing in 10th place, ahead of former winners like Marianne Vos and Lizzie Deignan.

Kristen Faulkner did just that.

Her story is a remarkable one. Now 28, Faulkner grew up in the small fishing village of Homer, Alaska. From there to racing up the Oude Kwaremont at the Tour of Flanders is remarkable enough in itself. But that’s only the start of her story.

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Kathryn’s Report: Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Piper PA-18A Super Cub, N2791P; accident occurred April 07, 2020 in Chickaloon, Alaska
 
 
 
 
Where does your State figure into these projects?
ILSR’s Community Broadband Initiative: Recently in Community Networks… Week of 4/19
 
 
 
 
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, April 20, 2021
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Ideas

By DonnaZ8: Seed Paper From Used Cardboard Boxes
 
 
By Pookiebot: Secret Door and Pallet Wall Facade. Trash to Treasure!!
 
 
 
 
By stumitch: Aquaponics for Everyone!

Recipes

Smitten Kithen: sheet pan chow mein
 
 
By Patty Catalano, The Kitchn: Here Are 7 Weeks of Easy Slow Cooker Meal Plans
 
 
Taste of Home: Tacos tacos and more tacos!
 
 
Taste of Home: Deserts that start with a Package or Box of…
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: Fuss-Free & Filling Weeknight Meals
 
 
By Barabra Rolek, The Spruce Eats: Sernik Polish Cheesecake
 
 
Foodtalk, Chas, the crazy creator: No Bake Cheesecake Chocolate with Video


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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