first_imgFunding breakdown of Biden Administration’s latest COVID-19 investment April 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was giving out the National Medal of Arts to two singers just minutes after he became the first president in United States history to be impeached twice, NBC’s Chief White House correspondent said.Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs accepted their awards from President Trump just minutes after the House of Representatives voted to impeach the 45th President of the United States. The National Medal of Arts award ceremony happened in the East Room of The White House, sources said.No GOP Congressman from Florida voted in favor of impeachment. As of 4:33 p.m., here are the 10 GOP representatives who voted in favor of impeachment: AdvertisementLiz Cheney, WY Anthony Gonzalez, OH Jaime Herrera Beutler, WA John Katko, NY Adam Kinzinger, IL Peter Meijer, MI Dan Newhouse, WA Tom Rice, SC Fred Upton, MI David Valadao, CA  Karine Jean-Pierre first Black woman in decades to lead White House press conference May 28, 2021 AdvertisementTags: impeachmentPresident TrumpWhite House AdvertisementDC 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 WATCH LIVE: White House press conference regarding J&J vaccine April 13, 2021center_img Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS 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 POW/MIA flag once again flying atop the White House April 12, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisementRecommended 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 RELATEDTOPICS Man steals phone from date after hookup in abandoned parking lot January 14, 2021 AdvertisementThe fire department confirmed the man who stole the truck was speaking to firefighters over the emergency radio. Every law enforcement agency from Lee County all the way to Tampa was working on finding the truck, the fire chief said. The Super Bowl security team was also notified and on high alert. AdvertisementDC 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 Fort Myers police confirmed DiGiorgio was at a separate Fort Myers fire station overnight. Police responded, but he was not arrested. He was trespassing, and police said they evaluated his mental health, but he did not meet the criteria. Lee County fire personnel did go pick up the brush truck in Manatee County, and it has been returned back to the station. Bayshore Fire Crews respond to kitchen fire March 3, 2021center_img Brush fire ignites near Sabal Springs in North Fort Myers April 1, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Bayshore Fire Rescuestolen Advertisement Marco Island man arrested for trying to sell stolen kayaks on Facebook March 1, 2021 Advertisement LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A fire truck stolen from Bayshore Fire Rescue early Sunday morning has been found. Fire officials said its Brush Truck 132 was found in Manatee County. Bayshore Fire confirmed one person, Brice DiGiorgio, was arrested after a felony stop was conducted in Manatee County. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said the stop was made at 1:24 p.m. and the driver was brought into custody to be mentally evaluated. Between 10 to 10:15 a.m. Bayshore’s brush truck was stolen from the station, according to the department. This happened while crews were on a medical call, according to Bayshore fire. They returned 10 minutes later to find the electric supply cord still swaying with the truck gone, Bayshore’s fire chief said.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Recep Mirzan, a 63-year-old retired postman talks to Garip, a female swan that he rescued 37 years ago, in his farmhouse outside Karaagac, in Turkey’s western Edirne province, bordering Greece, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Mirzan found the swan, wounded with a broken wing, in an empty field and took her to his home to protect her from wildlife. The swan follows the man whenever he is out of his pen, accompanying him when he is doing his chores around the farm or for his daily evening walks Police officer fired after faking report to get out of a meeting May 15, 2021 The secret to a long life? This 111-year-old recommends eating chicken brains May 19, 2021 EDIRNE, Turkey (AP)— A Turkish man and a rescued swan have forged a friendship that has lasted for decades. As reported by the AP, retired postman Recep Mirzan found a female swan, 37 years ago in Turkey’s western Edirne province.Mizran was in this car with a group of friends, taking a shortcut, when they noticed a swan with a broken wing in an empty field. He took the swan in to protect her from predators, keeping her in the car until he could take her home. AdvertisementGarip the swan has lived on Mirzan’s farm ever since. Garip translates to “bizarre” but is also used to describe those who are down on their luck. Whenever she is out of her pen, Garip follow her friend around, accompanying him during his farm chores or evening walks. “Since I love animals, I said to myself that I should take her home instead of leaving her as prey to foxes,” Mirzan told the AP, recounting the day he took Garip in. 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 AdvertisementTags: associated pressinternational newsweird newscenter_img Head of the ‘worlds biggest family’ dead at 76 June 15, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS NBC says it will not air 2022 Golden Globes May 12, 2021 “We got used to each other. We never separated.”After her wing healed, Garip stayed with Mirzan. She also made friends with the cats and dogs in the area. She has never tried to run away from the farm area and spends most of her days outside of her pen. A widower with no children, the 63-year-old Mirzan says Garip has been loyal to him and chose to stay at his side. Mirzan considers the swan his child, the AP reported. According to to the U.K.-based Swan Sanctuary, the average lifespan of a wild swan is 12 years but living in protected environments, they can live up to 30 years. AdvertisementDC 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 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Work in healthcare? Chipotle wants to give you a free burrito April 30, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Chipotlequesadilla Advertisement Cheese connoisseurs rejoice: The Quesalupa is back March 12, 2021 Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it is introducing a new Hand-Crafted Quesadilla as an online-only menu item on Thursday, March 11.The company’s quesadilla is the first customizable entrée Chipotle will add to its menu since it introduced its salad option 17 years ago. The quesadilla is filled with Monterey Jack Cheese and their chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa, sofritas or fajita veggies. The menu item is pressed using a new custom oven and cut into triangular pieces. Guests can pick three salsas or sides to go along with the quesadilla, including fresh tomato salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for an extra cost.From March 11 through March 21, Chipotle is offering no delivery fee for when guests order a quesadilla on their app or Chipotle.com. 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 Chipotle adding cauliflower rice to its menu January 5, 2021 AdvertisementDC 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 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIn Florida, “Money Trees” by Kendrick Lamar was the most popular. Lamar’s song also took the cake in Texas, California, Washington, and New Mexico.“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac was the song with the highest average search volume. Fleetwood Mac released “Dreams” in 1977, and the album topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year.On average, American TikTok users spent 489.09 minutes (8.15 hours) per month on the app. Each TikTok song’s monthly search volume :Credit: AT&TTikTok songs by state :Credit: AT&T Fort Lauderdale woman finds iguana intruder in her house April 14, 2021 2020 hurricane season marks a new record May 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: 2020TikTok RELATEDTOPICS FGCU invites 2020 graduates back for in-person Grad Walk May 29, 2021 America’s most popular baby names in 2020 May 9, 2021 Advertisement 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 TikTok was the most downloaded app in 2020 and has quickly charmed the world with its diverse potential for self-expression, according to AT&T. But what makes TikTok stand out from other social media platforms is largely its ability to widely circulate music and give specific songs viral popularity. AT&T experts gathered data to find out exactly which songs Americans searched for the most. They found the song in highest demand in the U.S. was “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo. In fact, it was #1 in 12 states. The song set the Spotify record for most streams in a day by a non-holiday song on January 11. AdvertisementDC 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 commentslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Airplane found at bottom of lake could solve 56-year-old aviation mystery June 15, 2021 Advertisement WATCH: Men rescued from Everglades plane crash after Taco Tuesday flight gone wrong June 9, 2021 AdvertisementFurther details were not immediately available. COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A plane landed in the ocean Saturday along Cocoa Beach during the Cocoa Beach Air Show.Authorities have not released info about the water landing, which happened in front of a large crowd of beachgoers, NBC affiliate WESH reports. Two small planes collide mid-air and both landed safely May 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Cocoa Beachplane crash RELATEDTOPICS 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 New video shows plane seconds before crashing in LaBelle May 24, 2021 AdvertisementDC 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 Courtesy of Mark HathawayA post on the Cocoa Beach Air Show Facebook page said the plane was performing in the air show when a mechanical issue forced the water landing. The post also said the pilot is OK, according to WESH.“The TBM Avenger performing in the warbird parade had a mechanical issue and the pilot was able to bring the plane down close to the shore. Rescue personnel were immediately on scene and the pilot is okay,” the Facebook post said.last_img read more


first_imgRELATEDTOPICS BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -A small town in Florida accidentally sold its water tower in a blundered real estate transaction.A businessman purchased a municipal building underneath the city of Brooksville’s water tower last April for $55,000 with the goal of converting it into a gym. However, when Bobby Read went to the county to get an address for his new business location, he was told the parcel he bought included the entire water tower site, according to the Tampa Bay Times.Luckily for the town, Read was willing to give it back. County records show he transferred the water tower back to Brooksville through a warranty deed last month. The town of 8,500 residents is located 50 miles north of Tampa.“I don’t know where the blame falls here,” said Blake Bell, a city council member. “We’re council members and we rely on the city manager. We assume that he has done his due diligence.” Advertisement AdvertisementTags: accidentBrooksvilleWater tower Worker dies after falling from Orlando amusement ride on I-Drive, officials say September 15, 2020 AdvertisementDC 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 AdvertisementCity Manager Mark Kutney blamed the use of a bad legal description for what happened. The city’s redevelopment agency director resigned after the accidental sale.“We’re human,” Kutney said. “Sometimes we make a mistake.”center_img Woman accused of having sex with New York teen after meeting online April 1, 2021 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 Three-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in chest at birthday party October 26, 2020 Local lineman loses hand in tragic accident February 13, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img Pinterest He explained that the fashion of yesteryear has proved to be a particular source of amusement.He says photos are not meant to be stored away and should be available to view. Recently he met up with a woman who had 10,000 black and white photographs in her possession.He also has 10 CDs of photographs dating back decades.So far the Facebook page has reached all around the globe with stats showing members around Ireland and as far away as Mexico and various cities in Australia, New Zealand and USA.He says he is delighted with the response the Facebook page has received.“I am enjoying every minute of it. I love it,” he said.The Facebook page can be found here and is a closed group which means you will have to apply to be able to join it.SEE ALSO – Laois man sells his cyber security firm to Miami Dolphins owner in $30m deal By David Power – 9th February 2018 Facebook Previous articleGood news for Graiguecullen as new apartments nearly completeNext articleMy Club and I: Enda Fingleton (Portlaoise Rugby Club) David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty WhatsApp Community A Facebook page – Laois People Worldwide – has amassed over 4,400 followers in a matter of weeks.The page is the brainchild of Portlaoise man Jack McDonald, known to many through his work on Laois genealogy.“It is going very well and there is far more interest in it than I expected,” Jack explained.“I saw a page, Ireland People Worldwide and I said to myself I would love to set one up for Laois people around the world,” the retired prison officer said.Jack is hoping it will continue to be a forum for people to share photographs and stories. He has posted a number of old stories which he has collected over the years, but he is keen not to have it too text heavy. “It is a great opportunity for people to share photos which haven’t been seen before,” he said.“A lot of young people are looking at old photographs of their grandparents and are getting great enjoyment from it,” Jack said.Fashion TAGSJack McDonaldLaoisLaois People WorldwidePortlaoise Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Twitter Community Laois People Worldwide Facebook page reaches thousands around the globe Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community Laois People Worldwide Facebook page reaches thousands around the globe NewsCommunity Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more


first_imgA statement released by St Francis Special School new building sub-committee said: “A lot of parents are very angry and upset about this assertion attributed to Monsignor Byrne, when children with additional needs are still having to use prefabs in St Francis Special School Portlaoise and also in Kolbe School Portlaoise.“A number of families are requesting that both the monsignor and Father Paddy Byrne, who is the chairperson of the St Francis school Board, and well aware of the prefabs existence at the school, publicly retract the above statement as a matter of urgency and courtesy to these families and their children.“We are very grateful to Portlaoise Parish for supplying a site for the New St Francis Special School and its students.“However, we would like to point out that it was the hard work, vision, concerted effort, dedication and courage on the part of a number of parents of St Francis Special School students that has brought us to this point where a new school has been promised for our students.“This was done through holding public meetings and by families bravely publicly telling their stories in terms of what attending school at St Francis was like for their children,” the statement added. The committee say the claim that no children are being taught in prefabs in Portlaoise is “demeaning to our children and their families” .“Does this mean that they are not recognised as being of the same worth as other students?  Are we, as a minority group of families and our children to be forgotten yet again?“The prefabs are plain to be seen at St Francis Special School on the Timahoe road and Kolbe School is completely prefabricated as highlighted by Deputy Brian Stanley recently.“The current building is not fit for another winter let alone two.  A lick of paint does not keep the heat in and while flowers may make the school look a little more attractive, it remains totally unfit for purpose and an added hurdle to our children’s efforts to be the best that they can be given their disabilities and lower immune systems,” the statement said.However, Msgr Byrne said the statement attributed to him is technically correct, as at the moment, St Francis Special School and Kolbe School are not parish schools.“St Francis school is under the patronage of Bishop Denis Nulty,” he said.He also said he can fully appreciate the frustration of parents over the delay to build a new school for St Francis Special School.He said they believed there was urgency on the part of the Department of Education to build on the former St Paul’s site, once they vacated it.“Seven months later that has not happened, which is very frustrating,” he said.The building of the new St Francis School will be “another piece in the jigsaw” Msgr Byrne said.“I appreciate the frustration of parents. It’s a project that needs to be done,” he said.SEE ALSO – Laois GAA announce new sponsor for Centre of Excellence Monsignor John Byrne has moved to clear up confusion over remarks attributed to him on his pride that no students in the parish are being taught in prefabs, despite the fact that pupils with additional needs continue to go to school in prefabs at St Francis Special School and Kolbe School.Parents of children in St Francis Special School said they were “angry” at such claims by the local clergy.They say took exception to the following comment by Fr Paddy Byrne during a recently homily: “Msgr Byrne is very proud of the fact that not one child in this parish is being taught in a prefab, and that does not happen without work, without conciliation without a concerted vision and effort”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter By David Power – 17th April 2018 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening TAGSSt Francis Special School Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Community ‘Anger’ among parents as students remain in prefabs in Portlaoise Previous articleLaois forward receives prestigious Rising Star awardNext article€1.3million social housing scheme opens in Mountrath David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Council Community Home News Community ‘Anger’ among parents as students remain in prefabs in Portlaoise NewsCommunity Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgHome News Farming A 122 acre Laois farm hits the market for sale NewsFarmingProperty WhatsApp By Sean Hennessy – 8th May 2018 Facebook Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Pinterest Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest A 122 acre farm, situated in Killanure, Mountrath has been put up for sale as of last week.The large block of land has listed in four lots, giving potential buyers of purchasing the entirety or section of the non-residential farm.Lot 1 will be the whole farm in one lot, which includes the 122 acres, and a farm yard that consists various types of sheds. Twittercenter_img Council Lot 2 contains 112 acres of the whole block along with the farm yard.Lot 3 holds six acres of land, which can be farmed and it also has potential for a site.Lot 4 will consist of four acres of land, again holding potential for  a site and the is also classed a disadvantaged area.The price is available on application, and P.J. Delaney and Seamus Burke are joint auctioneers for this sale.SEE ALSO – Gardai launch appeal after van leaves scene of Laois crash A 122 acre Laois farm hits the market for sale WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS122 acres for salefarmingKillanureLaoisMountrath Rugby Facebook Previous articleLaois country house rules itself out to host ‘sex party’ as mystery continuesNext articleLate bus service announced for areas of Laois Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

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