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Outlander’s Sam Heughan to receive honorary doctorate from Scots university

Outlander’s Sam Heughan to receive honorary doctorate from Scots university:

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Actor Sam Heughan, best known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the TV drama series Outlander, is to receive an honorary doctorate form Glasgow University in recognition of his artistic success and his charitable work.

He will receive the honour at the university’s Dumfries Campus, which is close to where the actor grew up, in July.”

To mark the occasion, honorary doctorates will also be conferred to Dr Fiona Armstrong, Lady MacGregor, TV journalist and Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries; Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of The Sutton Trust and David Mayer de Rothschild – a British adventurer, ecologist, environmentalist and head of the charity Sculpt the Future Foundation.

Amazing for Sam! Funny cait’s friend Kakees’s bf David de Rothschild will also receive one lool They can all have a party after lol

Well deserved 👏

What an honor!

I’m glad he’s getting this recognition.

Incredible honor, and well deserved!

I don’t think it would have bothered anyone if they hadn’t called ppl crazy and acted like they had no idea why anyone would think they were together when the answer is: your behavior

This is absolutely true.

It’s the most ridiculous and condescending cop out I have ever heard.

Shippers were not the only ones to be “delusional” over the years so, I’m sure SC got many eye rolls among the folks in Hollywood with that nonsense.

It’s their loss and the joke is ultimately on them… they lost many fans who used to do good promo for them and their show.. and people still think they are together and lying about it.

So they have really achieved nothing… lol

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Marilyn by Jock Carroll in 1952.

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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara – it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees – it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

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Fanfiction – Something Beautiful

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Part I, Part II , Part III, Part IV , Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX

Something Beautiful

Part X – And Then We Start

“Mum, I’m going over
Jamie’s house to watch a movie.” I explained nonchalantly, peeking through the
door to the living room, where my mother was watching a talent show, while
nibbling plump strawberries.

“Me and your father were
big on cinema too…” A dramatic
pause, as she grinned and glanced over to me. “…Just around the time I got
pregnant.”

“Hold your horses grandma,
and don’t start any knitting extravaganza just yet.” I replied dryly,
scrunching my nose, even as a volcanic blush crept along my neck. “We have
been seeing each other for what – thirty seconds? Hardly prime-parent-material just yet.”

“Can you imagine?” She
continued in a dreamy voice, and I could swear falling stars shone inside her
eyes, trailing quickly across the firmament of her imagination. “A little
lady, with curly red-hair and amber eyes? Or a little lad, talking just like Jamie, your own duckling?

“Well, I’m going, before
you decide the names of my future children, the schools they are to attend and
their future careers.” I rolled my eyes, but the corners of my mouth pulled up
on a tender smile – my heart was melting,
just a little
, when confronted with those sweet and hopeful images. “You
were never like this with any of my previous boyfriends, though. What’s up
with that?”

“You never smiled like a fool when going out to meet them, too. A lot of firsts here.” My mother shot me a victorious look, swallowing the
last red fruit in her bowl. “Some of them were nice young men. But I know Jamie – and he knows you. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to take care of you as
he will, when I’m gone some day.”

My chest tightened, the
most bittersweet blend of love and preemptive longing gripping me viciously,
and I padded to her and smacked her forehead with my lips, putting all my
devotion in that silent kiss. “Let’s agree that those days are very far away. Who would spoil rotten
my hypothetical children, if you weren’t around?”

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