<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:22:30 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet]]> http://gazette.com/southwest-sends-apology-5k-to-passengers-on-damaged-jet/article/feed/558386?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southwest-sends-apology-5k-to-passengers-on-damaged-jet/article/feed/558386?custom_click=rss PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded.

"Please accept our deepest apologies," Chairman Gary Kelly wrote in a letter dated April 18, a day after the accident.

An engine on a Southwest jet exploded Tuesday while the plane was flying from New York to Dallas, and debris hit it, causing extensive damage. Banking executive Jennifer Riordan, 43, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was fatally injured when she was sucked partway through a shattered window, sending passengers scrambling to help her as the aircraft shook violently and went into a rapid descent.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:40:49 -0600 <![CDATA['This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home]]> http://gazette.com/this-is-my-real-life-where-trumps-travel-ban-hits-home/article/feed/558384?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-is-my-real-life-where-trumps-travel-ban-hits-home/article/feed/558384?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life.

His wife is stuck in war-torn Yemen after his yearslong effort to bring her to the U.S. ended last month with a few phrases on a letter from an embassy.

"Ineligible for a visa" due to President Donald Trump's restrictions on immigration and travel from certain countries. "A waiver will not be granted."

"Today's decision cannot be appealed."

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments next week on Trump's travel ban, its effects are playing out for Alborati and others from Manhattan to Minnesota to the Middle East.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:17:38 -0600 <![CDATA[With fees on the rise, spend a free day at Colorado's national parks]]> http://gazette.com/with-fees-on-the-rise-spend-a-free-day-at-colorados-national-parks/article/1624421?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/with-fees-on-the-rise-spend-a-free-day-at-colorados-national-parks/article/1624421?custom_click=rss

The price to see some of America's most wondrous outdoor places won't skyrocket as initially feared.

But fees aren't getting cheaper at the national parks, as suggested last week by the Department of Interior. Most parks will tack an extra $5 onto the price of their passes, Interior announced.

Starting June 8, Rocky Mountain National Park will charge $35 admission per vehicle. Also in June, the cost per person at Colorado Springs' closest national monument, Florissant Fossil Beds, will be $10, up $3. Next year, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve will be $25, up from $20.

With such increments, fee-free days are all the more valuable. So take advantage Saturday, the first day of National Park Week.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area volunteer opportunities starting April 20, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-april-20-2018/article/1624679?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-volunteer-opportunities-starting-april-20-2018/article/1624679?custom_click=rss These agencies need volunteer help. Call about specific opportunities and time commitment.

- Amblicab - Volunteers needed as board members to help serve people with disabilities; 633-4601, amblicab.org.

- American Advertising Federation of Colorado Springs - Email aafcoloradosprings@gmail.com.

- Catholic Charities of Central Colorado - Marian House Client Services needs volunteers to pass out emergency items, sort donations, data entry and help with information/referral; Doug Rouse, 866-6559.

- Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs - 638-0808.

- Colorado Mounted Rangers - An all volunteer statewide law enforcement auxiliary helps first responder agencies across Colorado; 353-8414, ext. 353.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:30:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Friday, April 20]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-april-20/article/1624524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-friday-april-20/article/1624524?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Friday in the Colorado Springs area:



Through Saturday: UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival — Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley. Go online for ticket prices: uncjazzfest.com.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:19:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/101094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/101094?custom_click=rss ___

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor over racial profiling say they are pushing for changes to make sure that what they went through doesn't happen to anyone else. On Thursday, they got an apology from the city's police commissioner, a black man who initially defended his officers' handling of the incident earlier this month.


Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead.

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:45:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar]]> http://gazette.com/top-20-global-concert-tours-from-pollstar/article/feed/244910?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/top-20-global-concert-tours-from-pollstar/article/feed/244910?custom_click=rss The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.


1. Bruno Mars; $3,966,040; $110.18.

2. "Springsteen On Broadway"; $2,263,095; $508.75.

3. Cirque du Soleil - "Totem"; $1,700,379; $83.09.

4. Romeo Santos; $1,575,062; $101.76.

5. Kendrick Lamar; $1,489,005; $88.86.

6. Demi Lovato; $1,000,971; $80.41.

7. Blake Shelton; $997,285; $78.17.

8. Harry Styles; $874,285; $73.63.

9. Lana Del Rey; $779,149; $81.25.

10. André Rieu; $767,443; $89.87.


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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:10:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights]]> http://gazette.com/russia-says-us-visa-delays-could-halt-direct-flights/article/feed/558132?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russia-says-us-visa-delays-could-halt-direct-flights/article/feed/558132?custom_click=rss MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S.

State-owned Aeroflot is the only airline with scheduled year-round U.S. flights.

A ministry statement Thursday complained that the waiting time for interviews for U.S. visa applicants has stretched to 250 days. "In other words, it's senseless to apply for a visa," it said.

Aeroflot "may be forced to stop (flights) because the crews are experiencing growing difficulty in obtaining American visas," the statement said.

State news agency Tass cited the company as confirming visa problems, but didn't give details.

The ministry said the recen

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:24:59 -0600 <![CDATA['Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull']]> http://gazette.com/fearless-girl-to-leave-wall-streets-charging-bull/article/feed/558052?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fearless-girl-to-leave-wall-streets-charging-bull/article/feed/558052?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to a location by the New York Stock Exchange.

The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

State Street Global Advisors, the firm that installed the "Fearless Girl" statue in March 2017, said Thursday that it will be moved by the end of the year.

"Fearless Girl" was designed to call attention to a State Street initiative to increase the number of women on cor

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:47:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Proper use of oxygen mask could be lifesaving]]> http://gazette.com/proper-use-of-oxygen-mask-could-be-lifesaving/article/feed/558072?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/proper-use-of-oxygen-mask-could-be-lifesaving/article/feed/558072?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Paying attention to flight attendants might save your life.

It's a simple message, but passengers often ignore or passively watch along as safety instructions are given prior to takeoff.

Images from this week's emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight, which lost cabin pressure above 30,000 feet, show several passengers improperly placing oxygen masks on their faces, putting their lives at risk.

For the record, here's the proper way to secure the mask:

— They will drop from a panel above you. You should pull them toward your face to extend the cord as needed.

— Place the mask over both your nose and mouth.

— With your free hand, pull the elastic string over your head and

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:45:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Macron facing big day of protests over reforms]]> http://gazette.com/macron-facing-big-day-of-protests-over-reforms/article/feed/558003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/macron-facing-big-day-of-protests-over-reforms/article/feed/558003?custom_click=rss

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country.

Rail workers this week resumed their rolling strike aimed at fighting Macron's plans to revamp the national railway company SNCF and open the train network to competition. Meanwhile, students continue to occupy campuses across France to protest university admission reforms that they fear threaten university access for high school graduates.

The demonstrations broadened Thursday as scores of government-employed staff and workers from other sectors joined SNCF workers after unions increased pressure on the government by urging work

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:06:45 -0600 <![CDATA[The Broadmoor Resort's Penrose Room has a young turk with impressive culinary credentials]]> http://gazette.com/the-broadmoor-resorts-penrose-room-has-a-young-turk-with-impressive-culinary-credentials/article/1624535?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-broadmoor-resorts-penrose-room-has-a-young-turk-with-impressive-culinary-credentials/article/1624535?custom_click=rss

Max Robbins' resume covers only eight years in a professional kitchen. It's short and sweet, but there's a lot of meat. The 29-year-old has been aligned with top chefs in multistarred restaurants since he started his training and last year was hired as chef de cuisine at The Broadmoor's prestigious Penrose Room.

During training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Robbins was selected by Eric Ripert, owner and chef of Le Bernardin, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Manhattan, for a brief internship. After graduation, Robbins went back to Ripert's kitchen for a short period before accepting a chef position with Gabriel Kreuther, then chef at Modern, a two-Michelin-star restaurant in the Museum of Modern Art in New

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:46:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame]]> http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-inducted-into-colorado-sports-hall-of-fame/article/feed/557958?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peyton-manning-inducted-into-colorado-sports-hall-of-fame/article/feed/557958?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon.

"I'm unemployed. I've got a couple of ads in the paper," Manning joked Wednesday night at his Colorado Sports Hall of Fame induction, which came on the 20th anniversary of his selection as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft.

Manning spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis and four in Denver, then retired after becoming the first quarterback to win Super Bowl rings with two teams.

He said he's enjoying retirement but keeps close tabs on the NFL, attending several games over the last couple of years in Denver, where he and his wife continue to raise their two young children.

"I stay close to it," said Manning, wh

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]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:42:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Thursday, April 19]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-thursday-april-19/article/1624383?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-thursday-april-19/article/1624383?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Thursday in the Colorado Springs area:



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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:05:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, April 21]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-april-21/article/1624591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-events-calendar-saturday-april-21/article/1624591?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:



Through Saturday: UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival — Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley. Go online for ticket prices: uncjazzfest.com.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:56:06 -0600
<![CDATA[New Mexico town reconsiders tribute to Spanish conqueror]]> http://gazette.com/new-mexico-town-reconsiders-tribute-to-spanish-conqueror/article/feed/557834?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-mexico-town-reconsiders-tribute-to-spanish-conqueror/article/feed/557834?custom_click=rss

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city nestled among tribal lands is reconsidering its annual commemoration of the 1598 arrival of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, who is both revered as a Hispanic founding father and reviled for brutality against Native Americans.

Newly elected Espanola Mayor Javier Sanchez said this week that changes are in store for the city's summer pageant and community carnival that includes a costumed pageant of an armored Onate on horseback with a coterie of soldiers, royalty, Christian friars and an Indian scout.

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]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:30:06 -0600 <![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: Henjum Accolades went to those who work with seniors]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-henjum-accolades-went-to-those-who-work-with-seniors/article/1624574?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-henjum-accolades-went-to-those-who-work-with-seniors/article/1624574?custom_click=rss

The memory of the late Joe Henjum, co-founder and past president of the Senior Resource Council, was honored with the naming of the annual Senior Accolades for the nonprofit's tops of the year.

Henjum's son represented the family at the luncheon April 11 at The Mining Exchange.

After retiring from the Air Force as a colonel, Henjum was general manager of Cheyenne Place and a busy volunteer with The Home Front Cares, Colorado Commission on Aging and the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs.

The Joe Henjum Senior Accolades Volunteer Award recipient was Vileen Hostetler, called "a voice for our seniors." She's an active and vocal part of the El Paso/Teller Counties Extended Care Ethics Committee, her nomination said.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:48:19 -0600
<![CDATA[AROUND TOWN: 'Miami Vice' takes over the Marriott for Tri-Lakes Chamber fun]]> http://gazette.com/around-town-miami-vice-takes-over-the-marriott-for-tri-lakes-chamber-fun/article/1624575?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/around-town-miami-vice-takes-over-the-marriott-for-tri-lakes-chamber-fun/article/1624575?custom_click=rss

It was the return of Crockett and Tubbs and all the "Miami Vice" neon pinks and greens.

Quite the colorful twist to the season-ender awards celebrations.

Guests checking into the Marriott Hotel on April 7 got an eyeful watching people arrive for the Tri-Lakes Chamber/EDC/Visitor Center dinner and auction. A not-quite-authentic "Don Johnson pet gator" named Elvis was strolled through the lobby, where a group of women attired in black minis and high heels and carrying guitars gathered for their Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love" portion of the program.

It was just part of the celebratory evening filled with auctions and awards.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:47:51 -0600
<![CDATA[La-Z-Boy's Seven Layers of Design series: selecting interior paint and color schemes]]> http://gazette.com/la-z-boys-seven-layers-of-design-series-selecting-interior-paint-and-color-schemes/article/1624558?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/la-z-boys-seven-layers-of-design-series-selecting-interior-paint-and-color-schemes/article/1624558?custom_click=rss

La-Z-Boy of Colorado Springs' award-winning interior design team has spent decades turning their customers' dreams into realities. Expert interior designer Jessica Brown wants to share the secrets of their success in a brand-new video series, the Seven Layers of Design.

This monthly video series discusses the Seven Layers of Design La-Z-Boy uses for their in-home design service and shares examples of designs to fit any home's style. The first video in this series explains how architectural elements reveal style choices for your room.

Whether a home needs a small style update or a complete makeover, the talented designers will assist every step of the way with their complimentary

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:07:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino sets June 28 opening date]]> http://gazette.com/atlantic-citys-hard-rock-casino-sets-june-28-opening-date/article/feed/557766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/atlantic-citys-hard-rock-casino-sets-june-28-opening-date/article/feed/557766?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28.

Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company's CEO, made the announcement Wednesday at Hard Rock's Times Square restaurant.

The former Trump Taj Mahal casino is being rebranded as a Hard Rock property. Guests will drive past a massive electric guitar at its entrance, and will even be given their own electric guitars to play in their hotel rooms.

"This is an entertainment facility, not just a casino," Allen said. "It's not about, 'Come in, hit a buffet, play $50 on slot machines and then go home.' That's not what we're about."

The casino announced it will put 60 concerts on sale Friday, and committed to presenting 300 n

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]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:22:45 -0600 <![CDATA[No, bacon does not make everything better]]> http://gazette.com/no-bacon-does-not-make-everything-better/article/1624449?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-bacon-does-not-make-everything-better/article/1624449?custom_click=rss

I'm sorry, but everything is not better with bacon.

Cooks, chefs and recipe developers are practically obsessed with bacon, and I think I know why. Back in 2013, Wired magazine partnered with Food Network to crunch some numbers. Data miners combed through more than 49,000 recipes and more than 906,000 ratings, comparing recipes with and without bacon. The results were predictable.

"Of all the foods we analyzed, bacon lends the most improvement to sandwiches," the author concluded. "Many other foods also benefited. In fact, we found that when you crunch the data for all recipes, those with bacon do in fact rate higher."

The article was slapped with the headline: Math Proves Bacon Is a Miracle Food.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:29:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Recipes for recovery after long workouts? Colorado Springs swimmer and triathlete trainer has tips]]> http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/recipes-for-recovery-after-long-workouts-colorado-springs-swimmer-and-triathlete-trainer-has-tips/article/1624446?custom_click=rss

With our high altitude and dry climate, most exercise enthusiasts know it's vital to rehydrate when working out.

"Drink every 15 minutes during your workout," said Dave Burgess, head coach of Podium Training Systems, which trains swimmers and triathletes.

It's also vital to refuel - more frequently than you might think. He talked about this at his recent cooking class, Plant-Based Diet for Athletes.

"For shorter workouts, 45 minutes or less, you most likely don't need to worry about refueling immediately," he said. "Just have your regularly next-scheduled meal."

But if you're doing a long workout, you need to have what Burgess calls a recovery meal plan.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:47:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting April 18, 2018]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-april-18-2018/article/1624537?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-cooking-classes-and-events-starting-april-18-2018/article/1624537?custom_click=rss Cooking classes, kitchen tours and other culinary events in and around Colorado Springs.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:22:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Wine Guy: Sustainable winegrowing is gaining international attention]]> http://gazette.com/wine-guy-sustainable-winegrowing-is-gaining-international-attention/article/1624534?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wine-guy-sustainable-winegrowing-is-gaining-international-attention/article/1624534?custom_click=rss

Over the 25 years I have been writing about wine, "sustainable farming" has spread around the world. But I was still surprised when I came across an Israeli winery founded on sustainable principles.

In the Upper Galilee, where wine grapes have been grown for more than 2, 000 years, Galil Mountain Winery operates with the maxim "our future and the future of upcoming generations is in our hands." It was established in 2000 in partnership with Kibbutz Yiron.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:16:30 -0600
<![CDATA[A quick, Tandoori-style meal with ample shrimp]]> http://gazette.com/a-quick-tandoori-style-meal-with-ample-shrimp/article/1624451?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-quick-tandoori-style-meal-with-ample-shrimp/article/1624451?custom_click=rss

Enough with shrimp dishes that skimp on the star ingredient. Here, a spice combination that beats any supermarket garam masala is stirred into yogurt for a marinade that coats the seafood and keeps it moist, even under the broiler. The heat of cayenne pepper in that blend may intensify after a few bites, so if you are sensitive to it, start with 1/4 teaspoon instead of the full 1/2 teaspoon straightaway.

While the shrimp marinates, you make rice that's guaranteed not to be gummy or mushy. That's because you boil it, in lots of water, as you would pasta. Freshly grated carrot and frozen peas come to the right temperature once they are stirred into the just-cooked rice and allowed to sit for a few minutes, under cover.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:15:27 -0600
<![CDATA[These five-ingredient, 10-minute peanut bars will be your new afternoon pick-me-up]]> http://gazette.com/these-five-ingredient-10-minute-peanut-bars-will-be-your-new-afternoon-pick-me-up/article/1624450?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/these-five-ingredient-10-minute-peanut-bars-will-be-your-new-afternoon-pick-me-up/article/1624450?custom_click=rss

If making candy sounds intimidating, allow me to introduce you to my new friends, no-bake peanut bars. They'll remind you of a PayDay bar, but they also share some DNA with Rice Krispies treats.

There's no fussy caramel to make, and you don't even need a thermometer. Or multiple bowls. Everything comes together in one pot in mere minutes.

The double dose of peanuts in the form of whole nuts and peanut butter means these bars are really filling, even in small portions. (You could easily cut more than the suggested 24 bars and still have a satisfying bite.) They're perfect for a protein-packed morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Eat with a glass of cold chocolate milk if you want to get that whole peanut-butter-cup thing going.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:15:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Strike extended, Greek ferries stuck in port until Friday]]> http://gazette.com/strike-extended-greek-ferries-stuck-in-port-until-friday/article/feed/557672?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/strike-extended-greek-ferries-stuck-in-port-until-friday/article/feed/557672?custom_click=rss

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country's mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning.

Ferries have remained tied up in port since 6 a.m. Wednesday for what was to have been a one-day strike. But the union, the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation, announced in the afternoon it would extend the strike for a further 24 hours.

The union called the strike to protest pension cuts, poor working conditions and changes that would open domestic sea transport to non-European Union flagged ships. It called for new collective labor contracts with pay rises, and for the prompt payment of salaries already owed to seamen.

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]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:44:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Abu Dhabi's Warner Bros. indoor amusement park opens in July]]> http://gazette.com/abu-dhabis-warner-bros.-indoor-amusement-park-opens-in-july/article/feed/557690?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/abu-dhabis-warner-bros.-indoor-amusement-park-opens-in-july/article/feed/557690?custom_click=rss

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi will open a $1 billion indoor Warner Bros. amusement park this July, officials announced Wednesday, the latest offering in a crowded market in the United Arab Emirates where one marquee park already faces serious financial problems.

The Warner Bros. World park, built by the Abu Dhabi government-owned Miral Asset Management, encompasses 1.65 million square feet (153,290 square meters) on Yas Island, a leisure destination for the Emirati capital.

Officials say the draw of the Warner Bros. brand, encompassing cartoons and comic books, will help them overcome the challenges faced by other theme parks in the Emirates, including a Dubai park that lost $300 million last year.

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]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:19:12 -0600 <![CDATA[San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters]]> http://gazette.com/san-francisco-to-require-permits-for-rental-scooters/article/feed/557562?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/san-francisco-to-require-permits-for-rental-scooters/article/feed/557562?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is ordering three companies that began renting motorized foot-pedal scooters in the city last month to stop operating until they can ensure riders are obeying state laws and that the devices are not a hazard to the public.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in letters to LimeBike, Bird and Spin that the city has received numerous complaints of riders whizzing by on sidewalks, not wearing helmets and parking the devices on sidewalks, obstructing the right of way.

Despite previous warnings, the scooter companies are "creating a public nuisance on the city's streets and sidewalks and endangering public health and safety," he wrote.

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]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:59:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument]]> http://gazette.com/trump-administration-defends-obamas-atlantic-monument/article/feed/557428?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trump-administration-defends-obamas-atlantic-monument/article/feed/557428?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday defended an underwater monument off the coast of New England established by former President Barack Obama to protect marine life in the Atlantic Ocean and asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate it.

The fishing groups sued in federal court in Washington, challenging the creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument by the Democratic former president in 2016. It's a 5,000-square-mile area that contains fragile deep sea corals and vulnerable species of marine life, such as right whales.

The Commerce Department argues the president has clear authority under the federal Antiquities Act to establish national monume

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