Lodge

18 Feb 19
enlightenment

Words of wisdom by some of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time

18 Feb 19
story line

EPISODE 5 I entered the supermarket after picking my stuffs, I went to the female attendant and asked her about Paul. As they say, curiosity killed the cat, She told me that Paul is a graduate but became a driver for a very rich family as there are no job opportunities coming forth yet. I […]

18 Feb 19
story line

EPISODE 4 …She took me along to meet her boyfriend for the first time. We got close to Vincent’s car and we were just smiling. Wow, he is even more cute in reality than his pictures! His lips are…. OmG… I started falling for Vincent in my heart. I wished he was mine. Nelly greeted […]

18 Feb 19
story line

Episode 3 How did you meet Vincent? I asked Nelly. Nelly smiled. Then looked at me, and laughed repeatedly. I was dumb founded because I didn’t know what made her laugh like that. Why are you laughing like a mad girl? I asked. She said, nothing, that I would be surprised how she met her […]

18 Feb 19
story line

EPISODE 2 The guy was so cute! He introduced himself as Paul. He later asked for our names and we told him. As we were going, I looked at him and noticed that he was more interested in my friend Nelly than me. He asked for Nelly’s number which she gave him and he promised […]

18 Feb 19
Vicky Nanjappa

New Delhi, Feb 18: The government has scrapped the security provided to separatists in Jammu and Kashmir. The state administration withdrew the security cover and all other government facilities which were given to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah. Read more

18 Feb 19
RV Life Crisis

May 17th First stop was the Grapevine Trail just outside Zion’s official park. This hike is impossible to find  information on. Honestly, we only stopped because we saw a tiny sign for it and there was nobody in the parking lot!! No people? Ok… must be our style :). You start off walking on flat, dry […]

18 Feb 19
HISTORIC CITY NEWS

Historic City News was notified that the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society is mourning the February 16th death of Al Vorspan, a giant in the movement for Social Justice among Reform Jews.  Vorspan, although not a rabbi himself, was arrested here in St. Augustine, along with 16 Rabbis, making for the largest mass arrest of […]

18 Feb 19
LosAngelesMade

The Black Lodge Bag🦉 Available online:💻 http://www.clarkeandbarba.com . #clarkeandbarba #leathergoods #handcrafted #leatherbag #blacklodgeMon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:53 +0000 4 Likes so far The Black Lodge … – February 18, 2019 at 02:12PM

18 Feb 19
Alicia's Travel Blog

Arenal and La Fortuna’s attraction is the volcano and natural heated hot springs. Even in the “off season” you can enjoy volcano-heated hot springs with cool rain and a sweet drink from the wet bar. Things To Do Hot Springs Cultural Tour ATV (didn’t do) Hiking (didn’t do – apparently this is “advanced” hiking) Hot Springs The […]

18 Feb 19
NNSL News

The GNWT has shelved its trade mission to China after diplomatic tensions flared and Canadian citizens were arrested. 

18 Feb 19
The Mercury News
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device The latest installment of “Survivor” returns at 8 p.m. Wednesday on CBS, with four returning players, promises of new twists and the introduction of Extinction Island, which we assume doesn’t actually involve endangered animals or the deaths of any players. “Survivor: The Edge of Extinction” will be giving torch-snuffed players a choice to either go to Loser Lodge or take their chances on Extinction Island, described as “barren, harsher and potentially lonelier.” Once there, the exiled players will compete for a chance to reenter the game. The four returning players —  Aubry Bracco, David Wright, Kelley Wentworth and Joe “The Man-Bun King” Anglim — all came very close to winning in their previous seasons. Bracco was runner-up on “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” and made it to Day 37 on “Survivor: Game Changers.” Wright, who worried viewers with his skeletal appearance, came in fourth place on “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”curated” curated_ids=”5855468″]Wentworth was voted out early in the family-themed season of “Survivor: San Juan del Sur,” but returned two seasons later for “Survivor: Cambodia,” lasting 38 days. Anglim, a fan favorite who excelled in challenges, played in “Survivor: World’s Apart” and “Survivor: Cambodia,” where he staved off elimination for 29 days until an untimely drop in blood sugar caused him to pass out at a challenge, costing him immunity and resulting in his being voted out. “Survivor” debuted in 2000, but it just keeps coming up with fresh angles. We’re excited to see what this season brings, so let’s meet the cast. Manu tribe Dan “The Wardog” DaSilva, 38 Dan ‘The Wardog’ Dasilva, (Robert Voets/CBS) Law student/former military; Los Angeles Pet peeves: “Weakness for sure, but most of all negative energy; that person who just complains constantly that the world never breaks their way.” Survivability: Wardog, who has a habit of talking about himself in the third person, thinks he has a “certain sex appeal that men my age haven’t had for over a decade or most have never had,” and thinks his sharp mind, joyful personality and ability to be subservient when he needs to be and a leader when it’s called for, will win him the game. We think those very traits will send the Wardog to the pound very quickly. Reem Daly, 46 Reem Daly, (Robert Voets/CBS) Sales; Ashburn, Virginia Pet peeves: Intolerance, humming, bad manners, nose picking, slackers and snobs Survivability: Reem seems nice enough, but she appears conflicted. On the one hand she says her social game “is amazing” and on the other, she says she trusts no one and that “words mean zero to me.” She says she is “honest to a fault,” but that she knows “when to chill,” which we guess is her euphemism for lying. Reem says “Actions speak louder,” to which we say, “Sorry, we didn’t hear you all the way from Loser Lodge.” Rick Devens, 33 Rick Devens (Robert Voets/CBS) Morning news anchor; Macon, Georgia Pet peeves: Not taking ownership of actions, over explainers, waiting in line, and people not using coasters Survivability: Seriously? Coasters? Rick thinks his training as an Eagle Scout along, no doubt, with his ability to deliver the news with a blend of humor and gravitas, will help him win the game. He also takes credit for rescuing a cat from a tree, not by climbing up the tree and bringing it down safely, but by doing a story on it, which brought in the people who do climb trees.  Mr. Devens, we’re sorry but your show has been permanently preempted. Wendy Diaz, 25 Wendy Diaz (Robert Voets/CBS) Small business owner; Bell, California Pet peeves: “I cannot stand when people don’t carry their weight. I also hate quitters! Find a way to get something done! Don’t just give up when the going gets tough.” Survivability: Oh, Wendy is just going to be a joy around camp. She is conflicted over whether to bring Scruffy, a stuffed animal she has slept with every night for the past 20 years, because what would happen if Scruffy got dirty? Relax, Wendy. Loser Lodge has a dry cleaning service, but you probably won’t be around long enough to get Scruffy scruffy. Lauren O’Connell, 21 Lauren O’Connell (Robert Voets/CBS) Student at Baylor University; Waco, Texas Pet peeves: “People who are intolerant of someone else’s personal opinions and beliefs, unnecessary rudeness and those misguided people who choose Twizzlers over Red Vines.” Survivability: Lauren, who has undergone four orthopedic surgeries and still manages to compete for Baylor, is one of those players who says she’s primarily there to test her skills and herself by playing “Survivor.” She also needs the prize money to finance her dream of becoming a dentist and spreading confidence by creating beautiful smiles. Excuse us while we go unroll our eyes. Keith Sowell, 19 Keith Sowell (Robert Voets/CBS) Pre-med student; Durham, North Carolina Pet peeves: “When self-absorbed people talk about all the money they have and things they’ve done, and only actively engage in conversations when the topic is about them or their ‘equals.'” Survivability: We want to like Keith, we really do. He’s had a difficult time growing up poor and living in a trailer park, and he’s determined to make something of himself so he can help and support his family. Those are admirable qualities and we have no doubt he’ll make a fine doctor. But he seems to lack the basic survivor skills and his social game isn’t promising. Still, he might be able get into an alliance, so he could go far. Chris Underwood, 25 Chris Underwood (Robert Voets/CBS) District sales manager; Greenville, South Carolina Pet peeves: Laziness, political Facebook posts, people who are all talk and no walk Survivability: Chris says he can make fire, fish, build shelter, and “most likely” will be doing the cooking. He also boasts of being a hard worker who “won’t lay around camp.” Chris professes to be a team player and says he knows how to get a group to work together for the common good. Here’s the problem with that. “Survivor” is never about the common good, only the individual good. We suspect all the rah-rah-rahing is going to fall flat, as will Chris. Kelley Wentworth, 31 Kelley Wentworth (Robert Voets/CBS) Marketing manager; Seattle, Washington Pet peeves: “Unseasoned rice, games involving balls and people who think they’re basically badasses.” Survivability: This will be Kelley’s third bite of the “Survivor” apple and presumably she has learned much from her experience. She improved her standing with each season, but returning players are frequently early targets. If she’s careful with her alliances, she could end up with a win this season … or spend a month at Loser Lodge. David Wright, 44 David Wright (Robert Voets/CBS) Television writer; Sherman Oaks Pet peeves: “Sudden loud noises, people who don’t use the turn signal, people who don’t clean the lint trap after using the dryer, people who don’t keep their dog on a leash and then act surprised when it jumps on me, people who believe in ghosts and psychics, and people who incorrectly use the word nonplussed. People.” Survivability: Ah yes, David. A former player who almost parlayed obsessive-compulsive disorder, nervousness and paranoia into a million-dollar win. No doubt he’ll be just as obsessive, nervous and paranoid this season, which should make for entertaining viewing, but can he make it all the way this time? We’re betting not, but we’re often surprised by outcomes. Kama tribe Joe Anglim, 29 Joe Anglim (Robert Voets/CBS) Multimedia artist; Ogden, Utah Pet peeves: “I find it incredibly displeasing when I see someone lose their patience and become aggressive, disrespectful and rude.” Survivability: We’ve been a big Joe fan with each of his appearances, and he definitely knows how to win challenges and protect himself with immunity. He also seems like a genuinely nice guy, and we even forgive him for his man bun. It will take a lot for him to win this season, as he’ll have a big target on his back. But with the combination of luck and smarts, we’ve ready to pencil his name in on the check. Aubry Bracco, 29 Aubry Bracco (Robert Voets/CBS) Marketing director; Los Angeles Pet peeves: Revisionist history Survivability: Aubry got much further in both of her seasons than we predicted, despite being dealt some bad hands — being part of a losing tribe and being out-played by the eventual winner. In every instance she fought back, and her return to “Survivor” is true to form. She says she doesn’t want her past season to be the end of her story. We like Aubry and we wish her well, but she’s in for a battle. Victoria Baamonde, 23 Victoria Baamonde (Robert Voets/CBS) Waitress; Bronx, New York Pet peeves: “Slow walkers, leaving cabinets open, my guinea pig who I named Peeve, and when customers don’t read the menu and then ask dumb questions like, ‘are there meatballs in the meatball sauce?'” Survivability: Just when we were despairing the lack of a truly clueless player, along comes Victoria. She says she’s always been a hustler, works hard, is sociable, very smart, strong and self-aware enough to know which of her many glorious qualities she needs to tone down. So why are we skeptics? It probably has something to do with the meatballs in the meatball sauce. Waitress, could you clear this table pronto? Ron Clark,  46 Ron Clark (Robert Voets/CBS) Teacher; Atlanta Pet peeves: “I’m a sore loser. Like really sore. I’ll stew over a Monopoly loss for weeks, wondering, ‘just where did I go wrong.’ Also, I hate when people slurp food (like soup) or smack chewing gum. People, we can hear you!” Survivability: OK, we agree about the noisy food eaters, but when you’re on a game such as “Survivor,” you better learn to hide the bad loser attitude and ignore the slurping. We don’t think Ron, who is a teacher at a school he named after himself, will be capable of that, which means he’ll soon be founding the Ron Clark School of Losing Without Grace. Julia Carter, 24 Julia Carter (Robert Voets/CBS) Medical assistant; Bethesda, Maryland Pet peeves: Being ignored, loud chewing and when people document everything on social media Survivability: Julia says she survived the death of her father by throwing herself into episodes of “Survivor.” Now she wants to test herself in the real game, and says she is a team player and an “excellent communicator.” She boasts of having charm and wits, and is not afraid to make risky moves. We suspect Julia will be the player at the post-season reunion show that has everyone  asking “Who was she?” And then, OMG, we’re so going to post the whole thing on Instagram. Eric Hafemann, 34 Eric Hafeman (Robert Voets/CBS) Firefighter; Livermore Pet peeves: “My biggest pet peeve is people taking themselves too seriously. Come on, relax people. I try to remember that 99.9 percent of the time I am not the smartest, coolest, most interesting, deserving or important person in the room.” Survivability: OK, we’re kind of put off by the faux modesty and humility, but we don’t care. Eric is the local boy trying to make good, so he’s our favorite, until he gets voted off. He does sound like he knows how to play — take advantage of every moment and never stop strategizing and plotting — but that takes a lot of mental and physical stamina. We hope he has it. Aurora McCreary, 32 Aurora McCreary (Robert Voets/CBS) Divorce lawyer; Orlando, Florida Pet peeves: “Know-it-alls, ignorance, playing the victim card, any noise coming from the mouth, the easily offended, slow walkers and people who are homophobic.” Survivability: What do these people have against slow walkers? And for someone who doesn’t like people who are easily offended, it seems that getting worked up over strolling qualifies in that category. We also fear Aurora’s ego is writing checks her talent can’t cash. She dismisses the difficulty of challenges as just “fun,” and claims skills at “reading others and finding out what drives them” and then “manipulating the situation to make them think my goal is theirs.” She also says she has the ability to put aside compassion and exercise her cutthroat side. Of that, we have little doubt. Julie Rosenberg, 46 Julie Rosenberg (Robert Voets/CBS) Toymaker; New York City Pet peeves: Hoarders, people who invade my personal space and anything that’s floral scented. Survivability: Whoever had “toymaker” in the “Survivor” pool of unlikely professions, wins. We’re just hoping the tropical jungle where Julie is going isn’t too flowery smelling for her. We predict Julie is going to be that player who will realize just exactly what she got herself into about 5 minutes after the game starts. She admits to having limited physical skills and strength, but thinks her laser focus will see her through. At least maybe she can whittle some toys while spending many days at Loser Lodge. Gavin Whitson, 23 Gavin Whitson (Robert Voets/CBS) YMCA program director; Erwin, Tennessee Pet peeves: “Holding the door for someone and they don’t say thank you, people who vape, people asking me if I am still in high school, slow texters, other people touching the radio in my car, and parents yelling at their kids in youth sporting events.” Survivability: Gavin might have the unique distinction of looking exactly like what you think a YMCA program director would look like. Gavin doesn’t appear to have many survival skills. His own mother thinks he’ll be the first voted out and that he’ll pass out when he gets hungry. Gavin, however, listens to the “Survivor” theme song when he showers and dreams of winning immunity. Sorry, Gav, but we think your mom is onto something.
18 Feb 19

I’m a child of the eighties, through and through.  I grew up wearing rara skirts, jellie shoes and anything that Madonna or Cyndi Lauper made look super cool!  I listened to Tiffany and Paula Abdul cassettes on my Walkman and watched Alf, Fraggle Rock and the Golden Girls.  I longed for a Cabbage Patch Kid […]

18 Feb 19
Kunz Corner

“The chieftaincy in Sierra Leone was established in 1896, when [Britain’s Colonial] Governor [Frederic] Cardew transformed society by empowering a set of Paramount Chiefs as the sole authority of local government in the newly created Sierra Leone Protectorate. The chiefs remained effectively the only institution of local government until the World Bank sponsored creation of […]

18 Feb 19
Red Bluff Daily News
RED BLUFF — A milestone was reached Saturday when the Red Bluff Junior Round-Up Association hosted its 25th annual Cattle Days at the Tehama District Fairground. A group of about 70 contestants took center stage over the two-day event to show off their skills in the Bull Sale Arena, said Junior Round-Up Secretary Stephanie Andrews. “We have one that’s 45 years old and our oldest is 67, on down to 2,” Andrews said. “They come from all over. We have some from Half Moon Bay, all throughout the Bay Area, Ukiah, Yreka and Nevada.” Contestants have been known to come from Oregon, another volunteer in the office said. The event is for the whole family to compete in and a fundraiser for the annual Red Bluff Junior-Round-Up Rodeo that takes place each September. A boy practices roping on Saturday at Cattle Days hosted by the Red Bluff Junior Round-Up Association at the Tehama District Fairground.(Julie Zeeb — Daily News) Stevana Sedita and her husband Rick, a judge for events, first got involved with the Junior Round-Up when their son Garet was 8. He’s now 23. Their daughter Shylie was involved and served as one of the rodeo’s queens. “We like getting to see the community come together to support each other and keep rodeo going,” Sedita said. Debbie Dotson of Orland was at the event to watch her grandchildren, Avery Davis, 9, and Ilan Davis, 11, also of Orland, compete. Dotson followed family members to the North State. “My two daughters were here as well so I thought ‘why stay,'” Dotson said. “I moved up and became a walnut farmer.” In addition to the rodeo and Cattle Days, the association hosts the George Growney and Debbie Moore Memorial Scholarship Dinner and Auction, which benefits local youth. This year it is set for March 16 at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, said Sedita. Doors for the March 16 event open at 5 p.m. with a tri-tip dinner and scholarship applicant introductions starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-sale or $20 at the door, and $10 for those 10 and younger. They are available at Growney Motors, 1160 Main St. and The Loft, 501 Madison St. Anyone wishing for more information on the dinner or to donate to the auction can contact Sedita at 200-4182. For more information, visit http://www.redbluffjuniorroundup.com or search for the association on Facebook.
18 Feb 19
Tourism Tattler

The recent swap of male cheetah between Samara Private Game Reserve and Welgevonden Game Reserve will have significant implications for South Africa’s cheetah metapopulation. The swap saw Samara’s Shadow (a male cheetah) transported to a new home at Rogge Cloof. In exchange, a male cheetah from the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg was brought […]