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    A BURNING body was mysteriously found hanging from a tree in Los Angeles' famous Griffith Park. Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 1pm on Tuesday when horrified passersby noticed a blaze. 2The victim was still on fire when emergency services arrived at the scene 2Authorities are desperately trying to identify the burnt body The fire were engulfing a tree near a merry-go-round and the Los Angeles Zoo in the popular park, police said. Firefighters doused the flames before noticing a human body was horrifically hanging in the centre. They said the person was already dead when they arrived, but her body was still burning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Authorities have yet to identify the victim in wake of the gruesome discovery. More world newsWHAT A HAUL-IBUT Angler reels in whopping 28½ stone 7ft long halibutTANK CARNAGE Watch as SeaWorld orcas brutally attack each other in 'pool of blood' Their age, gender, and race currently remain unknown but officials are hoping to begin attempting to locate a next of kin. Officers have been trawling the...
    Share this: When researching specific birds that professional bird photographer Heather Wolf photographed in Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s Brooklyn Bird Watch, we would sometimes locate a poem by a well known poet who had mentioned that particular bird species in a poem, or perhaps even written a complete poem about a specific bird. There are of course many familiar poems by famous poets throughout literary history about birds like Keat’s “Ode To a Nightingale”, Shelley’s “The Skylark”, or Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”, but there is also an abundant amount of lesser known poems with images about our avian friends caught on camera making their migratory stops in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We could start with one of Brooklyn’s own famous natives, Walt Whitman, the poet and former editor of The Brooklyn Eagle. His poem “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” is about growing up and remembering the inspirational songs of the Mockingbird he listened to as a child.
    Two wild horses from the famous Assateague Island herd became crowded by tourists and fled across a highway bridge to the mainland on Wednesday, the National Park Service said. The horses were safely corraled after crossing the mile-long bridge, and they were returned to the island. No horses or people were injured in the incident, the park service’s press release said. A witness told park staff that the horses became agitated when visitors and vehicles at the end of the causeway blocked their retreat toward the rest of the herd. The animals got on the Verrazano Bridge, which carries two-lane Highway 611 from the barrier island to the Maryland part of the Delmarva Peninsula. The park service called the incident “concerning” and reiterated that visitors must stay at least 40 feet from the wild horses and cannot stop on the causeway. The announcement said it is very rare for horses to take the bridge to the mainland; the last known incident was “decades ago.” The free-roaming herd — currently 78 horses — is a prime tourist attraction at the...
    A WILDFIRE in Yosemite National Park has threatened to destroy more than 500 of the world's largest trees. The large grove of giant sequoias in the California park was closed to the public on Friday as fire officials investigate what caused the destruction. 1A fire in Yosemite has threatened nearly 500 historic sequoia trees Fire officials responded to wrap the tree's massive trunks in foil to protect them from the blaze, a Yosemite fire information spokesperson said. The blaze threatened to destroy nearly 500 trees, but there were no reports of severe damage, the AP reported. Nearly 300 firefighters responded to control the flames. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion is back in the news, roaming the streets of Silver Lake this week. Just who is P-22 and what makes him such an L.A. legend? Here’s a breakdown from the pages of The Times.Humble birth Researchers believe P-22 is originally from the Santa Monica Mountains, born to P-1 and an unnamed female mountain lion. In 2012, he found his way across the 405 and 101 freeways and journeyed to Griffith Park. Archives A week in the life of P‑22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people Star turn P-22’s fame began in 2013, when he was captured in a series of dramatic National Geographic photos in front of the Hollywood sign looking out on the L.A. skyline. “For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood’s Capitol Records building,” The Times wrote at the time. “By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule...
    On his many journeys out of Griffith Park, the mountain lion known as P-22 arrived in Silver Lake on Tuesday evening, startling an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood. The 120-pound mountain lion has made his home base in the park for a decade but has been known to roam the Hollywood Hills, and even settled in a Los Feliz basement at one point. Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, P-22 was spotted on Berkeley Circle in Silver Lake, about 3½ miles south of Griffith Park. The National Park Service, which tracks and monitors P-22, confirmed the mountain lion passed through the area. The most recent ping from his radio collar showed him east of the Silver Lake Reservoir around 3 a.m. “If you see a mountain lion, please give them space,” National Park Service spokesperson Ana Cholo said. “Don’t try to get a selfie. P-22 has had his paparazzi moments, and people have to realize he’s a wild animal.” California A mountain lion has been spotted roaming Silver Lake. Could it be the famed P-22? Los Angeles residents...
    A Greek soldier-turned eco-terrorist has been jailed for eight years in the United Kingdom after being convicted for his attempt to blow up an Edinburgh park in 2018. Nikolaos Karvounakis, 35, planted a nail bomb concealed in a cardboard box at a shelter in the famously picturesque Princes Street Gardens next to Edinburgh Castle in January 2018. It took Police Scotland nearly three years to locate the terrorist, eventually arresting him in December 2020. His DNA was found on components of the device. “F*ck you all” was the message Nikolaos Karvounakis wrote on the flap inside the box containing the nail-bomb, and in court the prosecution highlighted how the former Greek serviceman self-described as a “lover of nihilist anti-political violence” and was a supporter of the anarchist Mexican terrorist group Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje (Individualists Tending to the Wild). Upon discovery, the bomb was found to have a disconnected fuse and Karvounakis’ defence counsel argued that the former Greek terrorist only tried to cause disruption and not injure anyone, despite the bomb containing 58 nails and active explosives, the BBC reports. Perhaps given...
    A DECOMPOSING body was found Friday in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYPD made a gruesome find today in the bushes behind the famous art museum near the 79th Street Transverse. 1NYPD made a gruesome find today in the bushes behind the famous art museum near the 79th Street TransverseCredit: Getty The report came in after noon, where investigators say that human remains were found in a tent in Central Park. The police do not know if the remains belonged to a man or a woman. Workers in hazmat suits did not remove the body from the fielded area until hours later, according to a video by the Upper East Site. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sport news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    A parade of world-famous elephants that have delighted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Steve Irwin and dozens of superstars for decades are starving to death because of the lack of tourists visiting Bali. Mason Elephant Park and Lodge, home to 30 rescued Sumatran elephants, is on the verge of closing because there's almost no revenue coming in from visitors.  It costs almost $500,000 to feed the herd each year - but with less than 100 official tourists on the island paradise in 2021 - the zoo is on its knees. Once its streets were flooded with travellers packed shoulder to shoulder, but now bars and shops sit empty after the tourism trade dried up during Covid travel bans. The international airstrip remains deathly quiet even though the island considers itself open for business. A herd of world-famous elephants that has delighted Kim Kardashian (pictured in Bali), Steve Irwin and dozens of superstars for decades is starving to death because of the lack of tourists visiting Bali It costs almost $500,000 to feed the herd each year. Pictured: Kim Kardashian in...
    New York (CNN Business)There was a moment last year, as Covid-19 brought the entire planet to a standstill, when the chef and owner of one of the world's most renowned and expensive restaurants thought he might lose everything.Daniel Humm's restaurant, Eleven Madison Park, has three Michelin stars and had recently topped the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But like so many other less famous restaurants during the pandemic, it had to lay off all its employees, was struggling to pay its vendors and was facing the once-unthinkable prospect of filing for bankruptcy.Instead, Humm found a path forward by pivoting to vegetables — a highly unusual shift for a storied restaurant."At times I thought, well, if we're going bankrupt with Eleven Madison Park, maybe that's the end of a chapter," Humm told CNN in an interview in August. "I actually got to the place where I was comfortable with that idea. I mean, you have to."Humm came to find the idea liberating, he said. Like many others before him he had previously concluded the food system required less meat consumption to...
    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla who famously posed for a selfie with her caretaker at Congo’s Virunga National Park, has died at 14 after a long illness, the park said. “It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the park’s Senkwekwe Center for more than a decade,” a statement from the park said this week. “Ndakasi took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” said the statement, adding that she died on Sept. 26 following a prolonged illness in which her condition rapidly deteriorated. Ndakasi was just two months old when rangers found her clinging to the lifeless body of her mother who had been gunned down by armed militia in 2007. Bauma comforted her that first night by holding her to his bare chest and he continued caring for her since then. She was transferred to the Senkwekwe Center after its creation in 2009 and lived with other orphaned mountain...
    THREE RIVERS — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The KNP Complex began as two lightning-sparked fires that eventually merged and has scorched more than 37 square miles (96 square kilometers) in the heart of sequoia country on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. There was no immediate word, however, on the full extent of damage in several other sequoia groves reached by a separate blaze, the Windy Fire, in the Giant Sequoia National Monument area of Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation. The Windy Fire has burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, as well as a portion of the Long Meadow Grove along...
    THREE RIVERS, Calif. -- Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California's Sequoia National Park, authorities said.The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday.The KNP Complex began as two lightning-sparked fires that eventually merged and has scorched more than 37 square miles (96 square kilometers) in the heart of sequoia country on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.There was no immediate word, however, on the full extent of damage in several other sequoia groves reached by a separate blaze, the Windy Fire, in the Giant Sequoia National Monument area of Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation.The Windy Fire has burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, as well as a portion of the Long Meadow Grove along the Trail of...
    THREE RIVERS (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. READ MORE: Meat-Processing Pause Hits Californias Smaller Butchers The KNP Complex began as two lightning-sparked fires that eventually merged and has scorched more than 37 square miles (96 square kilometers) in the heart of sequoia country on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. There was no immediate word, however, on the extent of damage in several other sequoia groves reached by a separate blaze, the Windy Fire, in the Giant Sequoia National Monument area of Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation. The Windy Fire has burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, as well as...
    THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park, authorities said. The Four Guardsmen, a group of trees that form a natural entryway on the road to the forest, were successfully protected from the KNP Complex fire by the removal of nearby vegetation and by wrapping fire-resistant material around the bases of the trees, the firefighting management team said in a statement Sunday. The KNP Complex began as two lightning-sparked fires that eventually merged and has scorched more than 37 square miles (96 square kilometers) in the heart of sequoia country on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. There was no immediate word, however, on the extent of damage in several other sequoia groves reached by a separate blaze, the Windy Fire, in the Giant Sequoia National Monument area of Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Indian Reservation. The Windy Fire has burned through the Peyrone and Red Hill groves, as well as a portion of the Long Meadow Grove...
    SOUTH LOOP — One of the most famous basketball courts in the city is getting a facelift, courtesy of the Chicago Park District. Work is underway to revamp the basketball court at Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park, 1735 S. State. St., including a new half court, bleachers, benches, lighting and a drinking fountain. Landscaping and improvements to make the park more accessible are also in the works. The project will cost $500,000 and should be completed by next spring. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 30 at the park, where Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) was joined by officials from the park district and DePaul University. The university will serve as park stewards, adding the location to its community cleanups. Renovations will also allow DePaul to provide more basketball programming for the community, Dowell said. “Lin Park has been an indispensable resource in the South Loop neighborhood for many years,” she said. “It was time for a facelift; and I am happy to join the Chicago Park District, DePaul University and members of the South Loop and Chinatown neighborhood in working...
    NEW Yorkers are mourning the death of one of their own. In October 2020, Barry the owl flew straight into New York City's heart, becoming an instant celebrity in Central Park; however, tragedy has befallen on the Strigidae. 2Barry the owlCredit: Refer to Caption What happened to the famous Central Park owl, Barry? On August 6, the Central Park Conservancy announced that Barry had died after being struck by one of its maintenance vehicles overnight.  The Conservancy said in a statement that Barry had been flying low, likely while searching for food, when it "made contact" with a maintenance vehicle at around 2:30am on August 6. Staff reported the incident and contacted the Urban Park Rangers. "It’s with a heavy heart we share that a barred owl, a beloved Central Park resident, passed away early this morning," the Conservancy tweeted. "The barred owl's presence in Central Park brought so much joy, reminding all of us that the Park is a vital greenspace for all New Yorkers, including the wildlife that call it home." While officials did not identify Barry, both...
    DEER PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A big Long Island food festival hasn’t been able to operate since before the pandemic. Organizers are worried the business won’t survive without financial help, which would impact the vendors that rely on the event. READ MORE: Police: 5 Killed In Head-On Crash On Montauk Highway In Quogue CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis has more on their pleas for help. Cooking up crepes is Hayk Mendikayn’s specialty on board the Crepes & Bakes food truck. The scoop, he said, is most businesses like his wouldn’t survive without big events. “It would be extremely hard for everyone, all the food trucks. We just basically going to rely on just catering,” Mendikyan said. And a major one for him is the Famous Food Festival, which since 2016 has been bringing about 70 Tri-State Area food vendors to the parking lot of the Deer Park Tanger outlets twice a year. “The past year and a half has been tough. We’ve been on the fringe,” said Eric Arshravan, co-owner and CEO of the Famous Food Festival. READ MORE: ‘It’s Not A Scam’:...
    An Idaho woman was fined more than $5,800 for leaving out food that attracted a grizzly bear to her Grand Teton National Park campsite. Because of its habituation to humans, the bear was captured and taken on a boat to a remote area of the park. An announcement from federal prosecutors said Belinda J. Arvidson, 50, was fined $5,826.99 and sentenced on Wednesday to four years of unsupervised release because of the misdemeanor offense of improper food storage. Arvidson had left food and garbage improperly stored at her campsite on June 13, in violation of posted regulations. While she was away, neighboring campers recorded video of a grizzly bear raiding the site. It was the third day in a row that the bear — described as a 2½-year-old “subadult” — had been seen near campgrounds at the north end of Wyoming’s Jackson Lake. The previous day, people had reportedly thrown food at him from a car. The bear was captured on the evening of June 13, tranquilized and fitted with a tracking collar, then was taken on a boat to...
    The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday. Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century. The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroiled in controversy, with residents and merchants fed up with park-goers who party at all hours. Filed under graffiti ,  manhattan ,  vandalism ,  washington square park ,  6/18/21
    Of the 419 National Park Service sites he has visited, Mikah Meyer recommends that travelers visit Dinosaur National Monument. Mikah Meyer From 2016 to 2019, Mikah Meyer visited all 419 National Park Service sites. His favorite site is Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles Utah and Colorado. The national monument resembles more famous national parks, but is less crowded, he said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From 2016 and 2019, Mikah Meyer embarked on a three-year journey to all of the National Park Service (NPS) sites. Meyer told Insider that of the 419 sites he visited, his favorite was Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah. He first visited in May 2017 for two days and was so captivated that he returned three months later, driving 10 hours out of his way to spend four days rafting through the park, he said. This summer, famous national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton are predicting record-breaking attendance, according to a report from the Associated Press published in May. While visitors at popular parks can expect crowds, Meyer told...
    One musician is blowing up TikTok for all the right reasons. User @fernandoufret has shared several videos of himself covering iconic and famous songs with the voice of Cartman from “South Park,” and the videos are incredible. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Check out a few below. @fernandoufret Cartman sings Num! 50K! ???????????? #Cartman #CartmanCovers #CartmanSings #FernandoUfret #Guitar #Music #LinkinPark #Numb ♬ original sound – FernandoUfret @fernandoufret Cartman sings Dust in the Wind! #FernandoUfret #Cartman #CartmanSings #CartmanCovers #DustInTheWind #Music #Guitar #FY #TikTokCovers ♬ original sound – FernandoUfret @fernandoufret Cartman sings Otherside! #FernandoUfret #Cartman #CartmanSings #CartmanCovers #Music #Guitar #TikTokCovers #Otherside #RHCP @tonewoodamp ♬ original sound – FernandoUfret It’s a bit scary how much this guy sounds like Cartman. I’m not sure how much practice he had to put into these videos, but there’s no question at all that he nailed the voice. Hell, if you closed your eyes, there’s no way you would even know that wasn’t the legendary “South Park” character singing....
    A New Jersey man died after being beaten up at a strip club and dumped on a highway where he was struck by a car that dragged him several hundred feet, police say.   Marko Guberovic, 38, was killed at around 3.40am Saturday after getting into a fight with five other men at Satin Dolls - a club in Lodi made famous as the 'Bada Bing' in the HBO series The Sopranos, authorities said.  On Monday, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrests of Ridgefield Park residents Adrian Hoti, 23; Fero Hoti, 24; Kevin Agudelo, 22; Christian Reyes, 22; and Julia Pena, 23.  Each man is facing charges of aggravated manslaughter and endangering an injured victim for their alleged roles in the killing. Prosecutors said that after the fight, the five suspects left Guberovic 'incapacitated' in the left lane of Route 17, before getting in their vehicle to leave.  A short time later a red 2020 BMW M8 struck Guberovic, dragging him 600 feet, the Daily Voice reported, and killing him. Authorities say Marko Guberovic, 38, (pictured) was beaten up by...
    A Donald Trump supporter has been filmed flipping the bird at Michael Cohen in footage shot by the president's former fixer on Monday.  Sharing the clip to Twitter Cohen wrote: 'Sometimes you meet the most pleasant #Trump supporters in #NYC #CentralPark.' Cohen - who was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 for tax evasion and violating campaign finance laws relating to Trump's 2016 vote win - said he had been listening to music when the unidentified woman ran at him 'screaming profanities'.  He said then caught up to her and recorded their interaction.  In the eight second clip Cohen can be heard saying: ''Let’s make you famous, let’s make you famous.' The woman then flips the bird at him.  After sharing the footage Cohen replied to followers on Twitter who supported him.  He wrote: 'Just taking a leisurely walk in the park, listening to @amazonmusic when this elegant, articulate #Trump supporter began cursing at me.'  He also replied to those questioning the video, telling one: 'There would be no recording if you just minded your own business and kept...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A market famously known from one of the late Mac Miller’s music videos is changing ownership. Frick Park Market is in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood. The owners, Maggi Cook and John Prodan, are retiring after 13 years of hard work. READ MORE: Some Pittsburgh-Area Businesses Will Still Require Masks Following CDCs New Guidance On Friday, the market’s loyal customers and Mac Miller fans ordered sandwiches and said goodbye. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “Happy and sad, it’s been a very special 13 years,” said Cook on Friday. The iconic music video for the song “Frick Park Market” by Pittsburgh’s Mac Miller was filmed inside Frick Park Market in 2011. Miller, who was born Malcolm McCormick, is a Point Breeze native. He went to the market often as a teen and sold his CDs outside. Miller died in September 2018 when he was just 26 years old. Over the years, Cook and Prodan always embraced Miller’s fans. “Initially, it was very difficult. But as time goes on, we share more stories and memories, it’s...
    Eleven Madison Park, with three Michelin stars, is going meatless. Chef Daniel Humm announced the restaurant would reopen with a plant-based menu, CNN reports. Source: CBS News/YouTube “I’m excited to share that we’ve made the decision to serve a plant-based menu in which we do not use any animal products — every dish is made from vegetables, both from the earth and the sea, as well as fruits, legumes, fungi, grains, and so much more,” chef and owner Daniel Humm wrote in a statement on the restaurant’s website. The restaurant is scheduled to open on June 10 for dining. Humm noted the risk of the move, but said it was worth it. “It is time to redefine luxury as an experience that serves a higher purpose and maintains a genuine connection to the community,” he wrote on Eleven Madison Park’s website. “A restaurant experience is about more than what’s on the plate. We are thrilled to share the incredible possibilities of plant-based cuisine while deepening our connection to our homes: both our city and our planet.” The move...
    AS more people around the world adopt animal-free diets, restaurants are catching up. Eleven Madison Park, one of NYC's most famous fine dining restaurants, has decided to embrace vegans and vegetarians with their new menu. 3The pandemic has changed many customs and traditions regarding food service Why is famous NYC restaurant Eleven Madison Park going meat-free? According to Daniel Humm, the restaurant's chef and owner, "it was becoming ever clearer that the current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways." The food industry as a whole has been adjusting their menus to accommodate more meatless diets. Fast-food chains like Burger King and White Castle have even started to offer meat-alternative burgers. The restaurant, which closed alongside other restaurants in NYC during the pandemic, used the time off to start planning their new menu. 3Daniel Humm is the chef and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park Humm stated that the menu is set to be compromised of almost exclusively, "vegetables, both from the earth and the sea, as well as fruits, legumes, fungi, grains, and so much more." The...
    HELSINKI (AP) — A Norwegian museum said Tuesday that a famous statue of a baby boy stomping his feet in anger has been removed from a park in the capital, Oslo, for repairs after someone vandalized it by trying to saw off its left ankle. The bronze Sinnataggen sculpture is considered a national treasure and is arguably the most famous work by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, who died in 1943 and has also designed the Nobel Peace Prize medal. It depicts a small angry boy and was most likely modeled in 1928, the Vigeland Museum said in a statement, adding that “someone tried to saw over the left ankle of the sculpture” early Tuesday. The statue was removed for conservation, and will be placed back in its original place “as soon as possible” “This is damage to a protected cultural monument and the matter will be reported to the police,” said museum director Jarle Stroemodden. “We want the audience to have close access to the art of Vigeland and it is a pity that this (has happened).” ...
    No less than eight properties in Ilchester Place, London’s fanciest street, have undergone massive renovations, angering some of its most famous residents, the pop stars. Correspondent, London AT 77-year-old Jimmy Page has it all: fame, money, family. The famous guitarist, composer and producer, banner of the contestation of bourgeois values ​​during the 1970s, lives cloistered in “Tower House”. Located in Ilchester Place, his stately mansion in Holland Park, West London, features countless exquisitely appointed rooms, decorated with masterpieces, antiques and gold records. The former frontman of hard rock group Led Zeppelin, however, left the glossy pages of interior design magazines to hit the headlines in the news. Indeed, the one who was a rebellious imp is engaged in a ruthless tussle with his neighbors of Ilchester Place over the pharaonic renovations undertaken by other big names in show business.
    Central Park’s newest superstar is a total hoot. A rare Barred Owl has been drawing flocks of bird watchers to the greenspace — drawing comparisons to the famous Mandarin Duck of 2018. The owl, whose flat-round face conveys a look of solemn judgement, has been spotted perched in trees next to the park’s Loch near 103rd Street since early last month, according to Manhattan birders. Though the feathered phenom is nocturnal, it has been happy to pose and preen in broad daylight as eager fans snap photos. Bird buffs say it’s the best thing to soar into the urban jungle since the Hot Duck, which mysteriously disappeared two years ago. “The BARRED OWL of the Central Park Loch has many devoted and respectful admirers,” the bird watching group Manhattan Bird Alert tweeted, along with a photo of a crowd gathered around the owl. The account, run by local birding czar David Barrett, also posted a close-up video of the owl taking a break from hunting to preen — and looking unfazed by a nearby crowd of paparazzi. A rare Barred...
    April helps her newly born baby giraffe stand at the Animal Adventure Park, in Harpursville, New York. Thomson Reuters Azizi, the youngest calf to the famed April the giraffe, died Tuesday at its home in Texas. The calf, which was born in March 2019, had a twisted gut at the time of his death, the East Texas Zoo and Gator Park said. His mother, April, became internet famous in 2019 when more than a million people tuned into the birth of Azizi's older brother, Tajiri. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The East Texas Zoo and Gator Park is mourning the loss of Azizi, the 1-1/2-year-old calf of the internet famous April the Giraffe. Azizi died unexpectedly on Tuesday and a post-mortem exam showed he had a twisted gut around his cranial mesenteric artery, the zoo said in a statement. "Azizi, who was born in March of 2019, had recently received treatment for a parasitic issue," the zoo wrote. "The veterinary prescribed regimen of treatments appeared to be working, and Azizi was showing signs of improvement. However, on...
    The iconic Central Park Boathouse has had to shut its doors and permanently lay off 163 furloughed staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Staff at the Boathouse restaurant in New York have been let go due to 'unforeseeable business circumstances prompted by COVID-19', according to a Department of Labor notice. The Loeb Boathouse has been one of the most famous locations in Central Park since it first opened in 1954 and has featured in movies including When Harry Met Sally. The iconic Central Park Boathouse in New York has had to shut its doors and permanently lay off 163 furloughed staff as a result of the coronavirus pandemic The Loeb Boathouse has been one of the most famous locations in Central Park since it first opened in 1954 and has featured in movies including When Harry Met Sally (pictured) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Cleaning staff in hazmat suits sanitize the West Wing as... Thirteen steakhouse workers are quarantining after catering... The death of cinema? Odeon will shut a...
    Shoulder season, the cooler autumnal days from October through Thanksgiving, are traditionally quiet ones as ski resorts ramp up for the peak winter season. Not this year. With work from home mandates extended and remote school nixing the need for families to stay at home, outdoor enthusiasts are decamping to buzzy mountain towns, swapping the monotony of life at sea level for the chance to splice the work day with alpine adventures. Not only can one hike, bike, fly fish and rock climb well into late October, the weather is sublime. Crisp, clear mornings become sun soaked afternoons framed by reddish gold foliage. At altitude, the pandemic feels less intrusive. Though strict mask ordinances are in place, fresh air and swaths of wide, open spaces make social distancing feel more natural. In fact, when hiking, cycling, or dining outside, it is possible to forget all about COVID 19. Here, we explore extended stays (or, suspended reality) in Aspen, Park City or Jackson Hole ASPEN Aspen is the It Girl of the Rocky Mountains. Speckled with posh eateries, five star hotels...
    BEACHWOOD CANYON (CBSLA) — Neighbors in the Hollywood Hills are on edge after a confirmed spotting of L.A.’s most famous mountain lion: P-22. A family caught the mountain lion on their Ring security video Tuesday morning, prowling around the front of their home in Beachwood Canyon.  A family caught the mountain lion on their Ring security video Tuesday morning, prowling around the front of their home in Beachwood Canyon. City park rangers used the big cat’s GPS tracking confirmed that it was none other than P-22. They said the famous feline normally spends most of his time in Griffith Park, but often walks through nearby neighborhoods looking for new places to roam. Lana, whose family captured the mountain lion on their Ring footage, said she is a lover of wildlife and learned about P-22’s trek across two freeways and into Griffith Park years ago. P-22 is believed to be the only large carnivore worldwide living in a mega-city, according to national park officials. “It’s really cool when you see something like this,” she said. Park rangers said the feline has...
    Hwange National Park has about 50,000 elephants Zimbabwe has banned mining in all its national parks, reversing a decision to let Chinese firms explore for coal at its famous Hwange game park. The move came after campaigners instituted court action against the government to prevent “ecological degradation” in parks. Two Chinese-owned firms had been given a licence to explore for coal in Hwange National Park. It is famous for its elephants and the endangered black rhino. In court papers filed on Monday, the Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association (ZELA) warned that the park would turn into a “site for drilling, land clearance, road building and geological surveys” if coal exploration went ahead. Following a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa announced the ban on mining with immediate effect. “Steps are being undertaken to immediately cancel all mining titles held in national parks,” she added. This is despite the fact that China is a major investor in Zimbabwe, and a close ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. But its decision to give exploration rights in the park led to...
    A SUPER-friendly bear has won scores of fans worldwide after it rested its chin on a woman's shoulder and gazed into her camera. But what does the future pose for Mexico's 'Selfie Bear' and is it at risk of being relocated to a zoo? 6'Say cheese' - the moment the friendly bear 'posed' for the pic in MexicoCredit: Sky News What is 'Selfie Bear' A black bear pictured putting its paws on hikers and inspecting them in northern Mexico has been dubbed 'Selfie Bear' by thrilled park visitors. The bear has appeared along hiking trails in the Chipinque park on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey. The hikers kept their cool when the curious beast approached them from behind. The encounter occurred at a popular trail at Chipinque Ecological Park in San Pedro Garza García.  Footage shows a woman standing very still as a black bear, perched on its hind legs, approaches and sniffs her. 6Park officials told Mexico's media that they were worried about the bear being fed by visitors Behind her, two other female hikers manage to...
    Disneyland Resort is home to dozens of attractions. Megan duBois for Insider The Incredicoaster is the longest roller coaster at Disneyland Resort. Jungle Cruise was originally going to feature real animals.  Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room originally required a separate paid ticket. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Although Disneyland is currently closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, with its opening pending government approval, the park is still celebrating its 65th anniversary. Even though you can't get to the park to celebrate in person, there are still plenty of fun facts to learn about Disneyland's famous rides and attractions. Here's a peek behind the curtain to find out some secrets about the most famous attractions at Disneyland.
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, N.Y., on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, which he delivered in that city in 1852. The statue of Douglass was dismantled and taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet (15 meters) from its pedestal, police said. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS 'CONTROVERSIAL,' BUT HE 'CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY,' HISTORIAN SAYS In a statement provided to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, police said the statue, after it was removed, "had been placed over the fence to the gorge and was leaning against the fence." The statue was abandoned an estimated 50 feet away from where it had stood, according to the report. There was damage to the base and a finger. President Trump condemned the vandalism on Monday, saying in a tweet: "This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!" BALTIMORE RIOTERS TEAR DOWN COLUMBUS STATUE, TOSS IT INTO HARBOR:...
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York was torn down by protesters and suffered such significant damage that it will have to be replaced, The Democrat & Chronicle reported. This is at least the second incident in a matter of days in which a statue that in no way honors racism has been vandalized. At some point over the Independence Day weekend, one or more vandals toppled the statue from its base and then moved it about 50 feet to a nearby gorge. There, according to police, it was left leaning against the side of the fence. So damaged was the statue that it cannot be repaired, and it will likely have to be replaced. As of this writing, police have no suspects, although the newspaper reports that the scuttlebutt on social media seems to suggest that many people around Rochester seem to believe there is a political connection to the vandalism Indeed, the timing of the vandalism coincides with a famous speech Douglass had given. Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and eventually made his way...
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852. Police said the statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet (15 meters) from its pedestal, police said. There was damage to the base and a finger. In Rochester on July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” in which he called the celebration of liberty a sham in a nation that enslaves and oppresses its Black citizens. Related Articles Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died Baltimore protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it in a harbor The Latest: Columbus statue yanked, tossed into Inner Harbor ‘Native Land’ graffiti in Fremont mission...
    A statue of famed black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was destroyed at Maplewood Park in Rochester, New York, over the weekend, which comes on the 168th anniversary of one of Douglass’ famous speeches. “The base and lower part of the statue was damaged, as was a finger on the statue’s left hand,” the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. “There is historical significance to the timing of the vandalism — though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance — just as there is historical significance to the statue’s very location. The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.” The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in Maplewood Park. Bits of the statue scattered around the area. @News_8 pic.twitter.com/L6qgV7bVH2 — Ben Densieski (@BenDensieski) July 5, 2020 This is a breaking news story, refresh the page for updates. The Daily Wire, headed by bestselling author and popular podcast host Ben Shapiro, is a leading provider of conservative news, cutting through the...
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