Shed A houses the Musée Mécanique, a museum devoted to mechanical musical instruments and arcade artifacts, and a parking port. The west side’s sheds, B and D, are generally quarters for the fishing industry’s wholesale buyers and distributors. Shed C was the storage place for about 30 to 50 fishers. … [Read more...] about Huge Pier 45 fire devastates SF fishing industry, threatens Dungeness crab season
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Lao Động (Labour) newspaper reported that a man almost lost his genitals when he was carrying out maintenance work on an oxygen machine for fish and shrimp. … [Read more...] about Boxer shorts or swimming pants?
Nam Dinh (VNS/VNA) - Farmers across Vietnam have found lotus a profitable alternative crop for rice, especially when their land is unfertilised. Fifty-year-old farmer Nguyen Van Don in Xuan Vinh commune, Xuan Truong district, the northern province of Nam Dinh, started growing lotus three years ago on more than 2ha area of sunken land that he rented from other local farmers. The land had not been used for years as it was unfertilised and failed to grow rice, Don said, adding that he rented the land and restored it for lotus cultivation. With proper farming technique and fertilising, Don’s lotus plants have grown well on the land. Don said his family harvested about four tonnes of lotus seeds and thousands of lotus flowers each year. He sold each kilo of seeds for 25,000 -35,000 VND (1.07 -1.5 USD) and each flower for 3,000 VND. “Compared with rice production, growing lotus is much more stable and economically profitable,” he said Don calculated that he … [Read more...] about Unfertilised soil used to grow lotus
The fire broke out around 4 a.m. and firefighters rushed to the scene. Although a cause for the blaze has yet to be determined, Baxter said that fire investigators are “looking at the possibility that homeless people were inside.” That investigation was expected to last several days. … [Read more...] about Early morning fire consumes warehouse on SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf