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Haile Selassie statue destroyed in London park

Image copyright Andrew Morris./PA Media; Getty Images Image caption Haile Selassie was Ethiopia’s last emperor A statue of former Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to......
New York Post

What it was like growing up in Action Park, the world’s most dangerous theme park

The Cannonball Loop was Gene Mulvihill’s white whale. The enclosed water slide, which ended with a disorienting vertical loop, was — as Gene’s son Andy, 58, told The Post — “a ride to survive, not a ride for fun.” That often seemed to be the case at Gene’s Action Park......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Giants to Put Photo Cutouts of Fans in the Stands at Oracle Park

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcyNTY4ODI4MzMxNDM1OTQ2/san-francisco-giants.jpg Madeline Coleman The San Francisco Giants may not have fans at Oracle Park this season, but the stands won’t be completely empty.   In a letter to season-ticket holders, the team said that fans won’t be able to attend games in person due to the coronavirus pandemic but can submit......
Cleveland Scene

‘The Park’ — A Short Film About the History of Chagrin Falls Park Community Center

Friday, June 26, 2020 ‘The Park’ — A Short Film About the History of Chagrin Falls Park Community Center Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:01 AM click to enlarge If like most of Northeast Ohio you only recently learned about the history of Chagrin......
New York Times - Food and Drink

An All-Day Cafe and Bakery for Park Slope

New York Times
Headliner Winner Daniel Eddy, who worked as a chef at Daniel Rose’s Spring restaurant in Paris, Rebelle in Manhattan and Walnut Street Café in Philadelphia, is now based in his neighborhood, Park Slope, Brooklyn. His all-day establishment serves breads and breakfast pastries (French-style viennoiseries) in the morning and sandwiches at......
New York Times - World

Stabbing at U.K. Park Is Declared a ‘Terrorist Incident’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — A stabbing attack at a park in southern England that left three people dead on Saturday is being investigated as a “terrorist incident,” police officials said Sunday. The attack happened around 7 p.m. at Forbury Gardens......
Cleveland Scene

Weekend Plans Made: Lakewood Truck Park Will Open Friday, June 19

click to enlarge Late Thursday, Dan Deagan got the call he’d been eagerly waiting for. A liquor license had been secured and he could open Lakewood Truck Park, which he and partner Justin Costanzo will do at 4 p.m. Friday, June 19. “Finally, I’m so excited,” Deagan says. “This has been......

Deputies kill half-brother of black man found hanged in park

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Rosamond, California — The half-brother of a black man found hanged in a Southern California park was killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after, they say, he opened fire on them. The shots were fired shortly after......
BBC - Business

Theme park enters administration after 99 years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-53058218 Image caption Wicksteed Park in Kettering claims to be the oldest theme park on the UK mainland A 99-year-old theme park has gone into administration due to “months of uncertainty and difficulty” from the coronavirus pandemic. Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire, was opened by Charles Wicksteed in 1921. It......

SoCal ‘Karen’ Goes on Racist Tirade Over Woman Exercising in Park

Play video content @mynamegangg/Twitter – @myullz/Twitter New rule (apparently): Where there’s a park, there’s an angry white woman — aka “Karen” — spewing hateful, racist words … and this winner does her biz in a Southern California park. Meet Torrance “Karen,” everyone. Her tirade went down Wednesday at the Charles......

Christian Cooper on being racially targeted while birdwatching in Central Park

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Christian Cooper was birdwatching in New York’s Central Park when he encountered a woman whose dog was loose. He says he politely asked her to leash the animal, but she became agitated. As he filmed her reaction, the woman......
Cleveland Scene

Metroparks Study a Small Step in Long, Unlikely Journey to Move I-90, Reunite Gordon Park

click to enlarge The layout of the freeway and parks near the recently torn down FirstEnergy power plant has long puzzled city planners, east side Cleveland residents, and even the semi-aware itinerant motorist. This curvy part of Interstate 90 goes close enough to the lake that waves and fish sometimes......
Cleveland Scene

Chagrin Falls Park, Black Neighborhood Next to Chagrin Falls, at Heart of Last Week’s Protest Controversy

click to enlarge Screenshot: YouTube / “The Park” Last week, the quaint suburban village of Chagrin Falls made the news for a Black Lives Matter rally organized by a local 16-year-old. The event was canceled due to community backlash and fears of riots, but approximately 100 people still came out......
New York Times - World

Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here KHAO YAI, Thailand — For as long as the elephants could remember — and that is a long time — the path to the river snaked down the hillside through jungle so dense a troop of pachyderms could......
Detroit News

US Park Police investigate attack on Australian journalists

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The Associated Press Published 10:12 a.m. ET June 4, 2020 | Updated 10:14 a.m. ET June 4, 2020 Washington – The U.S. Park Police said it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists......

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