Three Dudes Floated Down the L.A. River in a Giant Flamingo…

first_imgcomedyOutdoorsTVThree Dudes Floated Down the L.A. River in a Giant Flamingo Raft, Are Better at Monday Than YouThe cops crashed their party, but they sure buoyed our spiritsBy Gwynedd Stuart – March 19, 20181291ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFor roughly 17 glorious minutes this afternoon, tens of thousands of people watched live as ABC 7’s chopper tracked three super fuckin’ chill dudes as they floated down the L.A. River in a giant inflatable flamingo. Because nothing good and pure is allowed, the cops came along and royally harshed their mellow, dragging the flamingo out of the water, searching its contents, and eventually requesting that the men deflate the vessel, which also appeared to incorporate an air mattress, perhaps for extra support.Here’s the extent of the info being provided by the news organization so far:A group was seen aboard a hot pink flamingo-shaped inflatable raft, floating down the Los Angeles River on Monday.The group of three appeared to lounge on the raft, which was seen floating in the Boyle Heights area around 1 p.m., then making its way into the Vernon area.Law enforcement officials eventually approached the three individuals, who got off the raft and pulled it off to the side of the river. Officials were seen speaking to the three and handing them what appeared to be tickets.Meantime, other law enforcement officials were seen looking through the contents inside the inflatable flamingo.The group then deflated the raft, stuffed it into a bag, loaded it into a car and left the area.Twitter responded with sorrow to seeing cops put the kibosh on the three rogue heroes’ maximally relaxing afternoon…Others, including ABC 7’s own Dan Rasmussen, were suspicious that the dudes—one of whom wiggled his pelvis at the chopper cam during police questioning—had an ulterior motive…I think what they’re promoting is kicking back and shooting a couple of middle fingers in the direction of square society, and in that case, I’m buying what they’re selling. (Oh, but for real, if their antics have inspired you to purchase a six-person flamingo float, there are several for sale on eBay for approximately $300-$500.)RELATED: This Escaped Donkey Is Your Hero for the DayStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSFlamingo raftABC 7 NewsPrevious article5 Albums That Shaped Khruangbin’s Groovy, Soulful SoundNext articleThis Groundbreaking Exhibit Might Be the Coolest Street Art Show EverGwynedd Stuartlast_img read more

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Fire destroys North Fort Myers home

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Family loses everything in Golden Gate Estates house fire June 8, 2021 AdvertisementThis is a developing story. Count on NBC2 to update you with the latest information when it becomes available. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: firehouse fireNorth Fort Myers Miami man found guilty of running red light, killing North Fort Myers woman June 4, 2021center_img NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rescue crews with the North Fort Myers Fire Department responded to reports of a house fire on Twin Brooks Road Wednesday afternoon.The house, located at 2164 Twin Brooks Road, was engulfed in flames when crews arrived and is considered to be a total loss, according to a spokesperson for NFMFD.Three families with nine people total, including four children, have been displaced because of the fire. The Red Cross is providing emergency financial assistance to the families. No injuries have been reported. Ex-employee accused in North Fort Myers business burglary June 12, 2021 Advertisement Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home June 7, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Solution for ‘What if’ scenario with second teams in Intermediate football championship

first_img Community The Portlaoise team who played Emo in the IFC final A really sticky situation almost happened for Laois GAA in 2017 when Portlaoise nearly won the Intermediate football championship.This is the Town’s second team and had they managed to defeat Emo in the final, it would have presented a big problem.Could Portlaoise have two teams in the senior grade? Should Emo be promoted despite not winning?And what should happen to Mountmellick Gaels who were relegated from the senior grade?But in the end, the sides drew the first day with Emo winning the replay and the scenario never arose.But now the chances of it happening have increased as St Joseph’s second team won the junior championship meaning they too will be in the IFC.And so, the Fixture Review Committee proposed a rule, which was subsequently ratified by the clubs, that will come into force should Portlaoise ever win the IFC.They say: “We were asked by Secretary Niall Handy to review the IFC in 2017 with particular emphasis on the ‘what if’ situation if Portlaoise had emerged winners.“We recommend that where a club who already have a team playing in the SFC wins the IFC, the losing finalists in that IFC play off with the team due to be relegated from the SFC in the same year to decide which team will play in SFC in the following year.”So what all that now means is that should Portlaoise or St Joseph’s win the IFC this year, they will not be promoted.Instead, whoever either team would have defeated in the final would go into a playoff with the team who is relegated from the senior championship.SEE ALSO – Rivals to open Laois SHC as 2018 fixture plan is revealed By Alan Hartnett – 24th March 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, March 24, 2018Next articleLaois group honoured at Fianna Fail Youth Conference Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Facebook Solution for ‘What if’ scenario with second teams in Intermediate football championship Council Rugby TAGSLaois IFCLaois IHCLaois JHC WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Home Sport GAA Solution for ‘What if’ scenario with second teams in Intermediate football championship SportGAAHurlinglast_img read more

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North Korean Children Aren’t Growing

first_img SHARE News News [imText1]1 out of 4 North Korean children aged 5 were reported unable to reach the average weight standardized by the World Health Organization (WHO), noting that a lack of nutrition is related to severe delays in growth and development. According to a recent report presented by Professor Yoon Ji Hyun and her team from Seoul National University, The Domestic Science Research Institute, the WHO standardizes the growth of a child up to 5 years as 14.44kg and examined that 27.1% of North Korean children are below this criterion. This is a high figure – 9 times greater than South Korea’s, which was found to be under 3%.This study by Professor Yoon’s team is a result based on the analysis of data from UNICEF, the World Food Plan and the Ministry of Health and Welfare.The rising percentage of growth deformity in North Korean babies and infants indicates a deepening problem. The percentage of underweight babies and infants aged 4~5 is 25%, and the percentage under-built is as much as 50%, which is a severe level compared to the range of South Korean babies and infants growth deformity rate. which is 3~10%.When analyzing height, the ratio of boys up to the age of 5 that do not reach the standardized WHO level (100.73cm), is no less than 53.2%. In particular, it was found that effects of boys being vastly underweight was severe. The percentage of infants underweight up to 6 months of age was 10.10%, △ children up to 3 years 28.7%, △ children up to 4 years 25.9%, △ and children up to 5 years 27.1%, with the gap between healthy and malnourished children widening with age. On the other hand, 30% of women in North Korea aged 20~34 who neglect children 2 years and under are suffering from nutrition deficiency themselves, a number which is 3 times greater than women in South Korea.In a telephone conversation with the Daily NK, Professor Yoon said “The condition of nutrition deficiency amongst North Korean people is caused from a lack of food” and “Unless the state of nutrition for North Korean babies, infants and mothers is approached politically, it will be difficult for the problem to be resolved easily.” North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarKim Yong Hun center_img News North Korean Children Aren’t Growing RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter By Kim Yong Hun – 2006.06.14 7:30pm last_img read more

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Civil news tender opportunity for housing and debt work 20 January

first_imgCivil news tender opportunity for housing and debt work 20 January A tender opened on 19 January 2021 for the delivery of housing and debt services in 14 procurement areas. It closes at 5pm 18 February 2021.These are the areas:CalderdaleCity of Kingston upon HullCornwallDoncasterEast Riding of YorkshireHartlepoolLeicestershire and RutlandNorth HertfordshireSandwellShropshireSomersetSouth TynesideWarrington and HaltonWirralThere is no limit on the number of contracts that can be awarded in a procurement area.Who can bid?The housing and debt tender is open to any interested party that can meet the minimum tender requirements. An organisation does not need to be a current legal aid provider to tender for this opportunity.Applicants can bid to deliver housing and debt services in a procurement area through either:an in-person, face to face service delivered from an office that is a permanent presence in the procurement areaa digital service delivered via a video technology platform, from an office that is a permanent presence anywhere in England and WalesLength of contractsHousing and debt contracts will be offered from 1 April 2021 until 31 August 2021, subject to the Legal Aid Agency’s (LAA) right to extend for up to a further two years.How do I tender?Tenders must be submitted using the LAA’s e-Tendering system.Tender deadlineThe tender opens on 19 January 2021 and closes at 5pm 18 February 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:City of Kingston, digital, Government, housing, Kingston, meet, Somerset, technology, UK, UK Government, videolast_img read more

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CU-Boulder Alumni Association To Present Highest Honors On May 8

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 19, 2001 The CU-Boulder Alumni Association will present eight members of the university community with its highest honors during the 71st annual Alumni Awards on May 8. The awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Main and is free and open to the public. The 2001 George Norlin Award honoring distinguished alumni for lifetime achievement and a devotion to the betterment of society will be presented to John Farrington. The physician, who has bachelor’s and medical degrees from CU, served his native Boulder for more than 50 years as a compassionate and committed internist and was instrumental in the growth of Boulder Community Hospital. Three faculty and staff members will receive Robert Stearns Awards for extraordinary achievement and service to the university:o Jean Delaney, an alumna who has demonstrated superb leadership and management skills, has served on the CU-Boulder staff for 28 years as director of the Office of International Education, vice chancellor of student affairs and currently manages a program to improve student services.o Dennis Jackson, a member of the music faculty since 1971, is a highly respected voice teacher who has trained world-renowned singers and thousands of other CU students in opera and lyric theater. He also has taught the love of music to alumni and children through various outreach programs he has created.o Richard Jessor, a CU faculty member with the Institute of Behavioral Science for 50 years, has garnered an international reputation for his sophisticated, groundbreaking research in problem behavior theory, notably in alcohol and drug abuse. His colleagues consider him a role model as an exemplary faculty member. Bruce Benson of Denver and Jeanne Manning of Boulder will receive Alumni Recognition Awards for their service to CU. Benson is a significant donor to the university and chairs CU’s current fund-raising campaign. Manning has volunteered for CU since 1964, notably with the Graduate School Advisory Council and the Center for the Humanities and the Arts. State Rep. Gayle Berry of Grand Junction will receive the 2001 Legislative Recognition Award for her efforts on behalf of higher education in Colorado as a member of the Joint Budget Committee. Steve Taniguchi of Boulder will earn the Board of Directors Award for his eight years of dedicated service to the Alumni Association as a board member and chair of the board from 1997 to 1999. For reservations to the awards ceremony please contact Nancy Rasmussen at (303) 492-2722 or 1-800-492-7743 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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CU asks city to consider different CU Boulder South flood mitigation plan

first_img Published: May 20, 2019 CU Boulder today asked the Boulder City Council to consider a flood mitigation option that would support both the community’s life safety needs and the university’s need to use a reasonable amount of its CU Boulder South property in the future to meet its mission to serve Colorado.In a letter to council members (PDF), the university recommended that Boulder refrain from further investing in Variant I – 500, a flood mitigation option that would curtail the university’s future ability to develop its CU Boulder South property. Located at U.S. 36 and Table Mesa Drive, the 308-acre parcel of university-owned land is under consideration for annexation into the Boulder city limits.CU Boulder has recommended that the city seriously consider another plan—Variant II – 500—which was previously recommended by the city’s Water Resource Advisory Board and experts hired by the city.If the university and city reach agreement on annexation terms, CU Boulder would use the property in the future to develop limited academic buildings and housing for faculty, staff, upper-level undergraduate  students and graduate students. Other planned uses include recreation fields, expanded hiking and biking trails and other value-added features for the Boulder and university communities.In all, CU Boulder is seeking to develop just 129 acres of the site designated as public use in the most recent Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update, while 30 acres would be used for recreation fields. The university would donate 80 acres to the city for flood mitigation, with the balance remaining undeveloped.Arriving at a mutually acceptable flood mitigation plan for the land is key to the agreement between the university and the city after years of ongoing discussions. In order to make progress in the negotiation process, city officials in November asked CU to submit an annexation application ahead of schedule. CU complied by filing an annexation application on Feb. 4.The next day, city officials decided to move forward with a flood mitigation plan known as Variant I – 500, the only proposed flood mitigation plan among several considered by the city that the university repeatedly has said it cannot accept.If the city moves forward with Variant 1 – 500, the university would not be able to develop the entire 129 acres allocated for public use on its own property, said Frances Draper, CU Boulder’s vice chancellor for strategic relations and communications.“The university is dedicated to working with the city, and local residents whose homes are in the floodplain to achieve safety,” Draper said. “At the same time, we must be good stewards of the university’s resources for the benefit of the state of Colorado, to educate students and engage in research. The university has offered significant community benefits while striking a good balance to achieve effective use of this site to serve the needs of students in the coming decades.”Despite its objection to the city’s intent to pursue Variant I – 500, CU worked to create a path forward in its annexation application by offering three options that would make it possible for CU to work with the city’s chosen flood mitigation plan.However, in a March 28 response, the city made it clear none of CU Boulder’s alternatives would be feasible, precipitating the university’s response for a study session and further discussions. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Academic technology trainings are coming up

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 4, 2020 Whether you’re looking for tips on Canvas, iClicker Cloud, or other tools, the Office of Information Technology is offering webinars through early January, on-demand videos, and tailored trainings and consultations.Categories:Workshops & SeminarsEvents & Exhibitslast_img

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Maryland Wineries Association Celebrates 2018 Governor’s Cup Award-Winning Wineries

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Maryland Wineries Association Celebrates 2018 Governor’s Cup Award-Winning WineriesIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessMaryland Wineries Association Celebrates 2018 Governor’s Cup Award-Winning WineriesBy Press Release – January 9, 2019 93 0 ReddIt Share TAGSMaryland Wineries Association AdvertisementThe Maryland Wineries Association will host an award ceremony and reception at Red Red Wine Bar in Annapolis from 3-4:30PM on Monday, January 21, 2019. Representatives from wineries around the state will be joined by invited guests and media to celebrate the 2018 competition, receive awards, and provide a sneak peek for the association’s Winter Wine event on January 25, 2019.The Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition awards the best Maryland wines produced from grapes, fruit, and honey grown within the state. Fruit wines, meads, and ciders produced in Maryland that are judged at this competition vie for the Jack Aellen Cup. Named for Jack Aellen, the founder of Linganore Winecellars and pioneer of honey and fruit wines in the state, this award celebrates non-grape wines. Over 150 red, white, rosé, sparkling, and fruit wines were entered into the 2018 competition, held at the Center Club in Baltimore on August 26, 2018.Best-in-show winner Port of Leonardtown Winery will be awarded the 2018 Maryland Governor’s Cup for their Barbera Reserve from 2015. Also to be awarded as a best-in-show recipient is Great Shoals Winery who will receive the Jack Aellen Cup for their Hard Strawberry fruit wine.WHO:          Maryland Wineries Association, 2018 Maryland Governor’s Cup award winners, invited guests, and mediaWHAT:        2018 Maryland Governor’s Cup Award CeremonyWHERE:     Red Red Wine Bar, 189 B Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401WHEN:       Monday, January 21, 2019, 3:00-4:30 PMThis gathering is meant to celebrate the winners of the 2018 Maryland Governor’s Cup and provide attendees an opportunity to sample light fare and many of these award-winning wines.The Maryland Wineries Association (MWA), formed in 1984, is the non-profit trade association that represents more than 80 member wineries in Maryland. MWA’s mission is to develop and expand the grape and wine industry in Maryland – through education and promotionAdvertisement Pinterest Linkedin Twitter Facebook Previous articletruvi commerce Announces EMV-Enabled Mobile Point-of-SaleNext article2019 DTC Wine Symposium Sponsors to Preview New Products & Services Press Release Emaillast_img read more

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Jamaicans Urged To Keep Rich Heritage Alive

first_imgRelatedJamaicans Urged To Keep Rich Heritage Alive RelatedJamaicans Urged To Keep Rich Heritage Alive By Athaliah Reynolds, JIS Reporter RelatedJamaicans Urged To Keep Rich Heritage Alive Advertisements Jamaicans Urged To Keep Rich Heritage Alive CultureNovember 9, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is urging Jamaicans to ensure that the country’s rich culture and heritage remains alive and relevant by inculcating what is best about the country in the minds of the young. “If we can reach the minds of our children, if we can help to mold these young minds before other influences crowd out what we have to offer, then our future is secured,” he stated. Sir Patrick was delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Heritage Essay Competition Awards Ceremony yesterday morning (November 8) at King’s House. A total of 10 students at the primary school level were recognised for their outstanding performance in the competition. The Governor-General congratulated the awardees and lauded the JIS for its role as a trailblazer in transmitting the achievements of Jamaicans to the world and for keeping the country’s heritage and culture alive and relevant. He said the JIS continues to play a very important role, not just in passing on government news and information, but also in reporting and preserving indigenous cultural values and highlighting what is best about Jamaicans. “The JIS is doing a good job in preserving our history and culture, ensuring that future generations know their past, and through that learning, they are empowered in their present circumstance,” he noted. The Governor-General further noted that the essay competition is a commendable endeavour, which fits in with his ‘I Believe Initiative’. He said it also promotes awareness of Jamaica’s heritage, and gives young people the chance to research and to become more aware of the achievements of their ancestors. “I hope…this essay competition…has left you fully inspired to learn more about how we came to be such a unique and distinguished people in the Caribbean and the world, and you will endeavour to learn more about our customs, our origins, our mores,” Sir Patrick stated. “Then I hope you will fall in love all over with Jamaica and you will be proud to say wherever you go that ‘I am a born Jamaican’,” he added. Nine-year old St. Hugh’s Preparatory student, Kathryn Gooden, took the top stop, walking away with a JIS trophy, weekend for four at Franklyn D. Resort, Sangster’s Book Store voucher, an MP4 Player and $10,000. St. Hugh’s also placed second, with 10 year-old Matthew Irons, who was the only male in the top 10, receiving $6,000, a digital camera, a flash drive, Sangster’s Book Store voucher and a JIS trophy.   Rounding out the top three was 11 year-old, Tajrakae Bryson from Corinaldi Avenue Primary in St. James, who received a JIS trophy, a flash drive, a printer, book voucher and $4,000. The JIS received more than 150 entries for the heritage essay competition, which was open to primary school students nine to 12 years old. Entrants were asked to write a 300 to 350 word essay on the topic: Who is your favourite National Hero or Heroine? Explain. The competition is expected to become an annual event.last_img read more

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