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first_imgShareTweet Lisa McGee writing six part series ‘Derry Girls’ base on her life growing up in the cityA NEW Channel 4 comedy is set to focus on the experiences of a teenage girl growing up in the later stages of the Troubles in Derry.The six-part sitcom ‘Derry Girls’ will be written by Lisa McGee and based on her own experiences of growing up in Derry in the 1990s.It will follow 16-year-old Erin and her friends, dealing with the ups and downs of her daily life against the backdrop of a city where Army checkpoints and peace walls were the reality. “Anything set during the Troubles tends to be a bit grim and bleak, but that just wasn’t my experience of Derry as a child and a teenager,” said Gee who grew up in Derry.“It was a joyful place – I’d like to celebrate that. It was also hugely matriarchal, so I was keen we have a large and varied cast of female characters.“There were other things going on in Northern Ireland at that time, there were other stories. I’m excited to have the opportunity to tell some of them.” NEW COMEDY SERIES ‘DERRY GIRLS’ SET AMID TROUBLES IN THE CITY was last modified: August 25th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: CHANNEL 4LISA MCGEENEW COMEDY SERIES ‘DERRY GIRLS’ SET AMID TROUBLES IN THE CITYTHE TROUBLESlast_img read more

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first_img Next PostJVAC releases list of applicants for vacancy in 10th Judicial Circuit for Raleigh County Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com Home NewsWatch West Virginia to Receive an Additional $6 Million for Hunger Relief Twitter Tumblr NewsWatchState NewsTop Stories West Virginia to Receive an Additional $6 Million for Hunger Relief By Tyler BarkerJan 21, 2019, 11:31 am 526 0 The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials who sits on the Board of Public Works. Linkedincenter_img Google+ Pinterest Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is anticipating over $6 million in additional food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) for FY 2019. The extra commodities come as a result of the trade mitigation efforts by the federal government. TEFAP is a federal program that provides food commodities at no cost to Americans in need of short-term hunger relief. In FY 2018, West Virginia received $4 million in total commodities. This year, the WVDA expects to receive a total of $10 million.“We were able to secure additional commodities with a new philosophy, as well as relaying a better understanding of our state’s needs to our federal partners. Working together, we will be able to serve more people than ever before,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “No one should go hungry.”The USDA, through the TEFAP program, makes food commodities available for distribution to low-income families through emergency food providers like foodbanks or soup kitchens. In addition, the USDA, through the WVDA, provides funding to offset the costs to store and distribute the TEFAP commodities. The amount of food and funds available to states is based on a formula which considers state poverty and unemployment rates.“We are always willing to take more assistance to help West Virginians in distress. The next step is to work with our foodbanks, as well as other partners, to figure out how to manage the additional volume,” said Food Distribution Program Manager Lora Hammack. “This is a good problem to have.”The two foodbanks who receive TEFAP commodities are the Mountaineer Food Bank in Braxton County and the Facing Hunger Foodbank in Cabell County. The WVDA provides technical assistance to these entities to help with the distribution of these products. The department has asked for $300,000 in additional monies from Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature to manage these extra commodities.For more information, contact Crescent Gallagher at cgallagher@wvda.us or 304-558-5050 Facebook Previous PostKamala Harris opens presidential bidlast_img read more

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Police need your help finding this man They belie

first_imgPolice need your help finding this man. They believe he broke into several vehicles at the rest stop along Interstate 20/59 on Dec. 9.According to police, the suspect stole wallets and their contents – cash, identification, credit cards and debit cards – and used the money later at a convenience store on Ed Stephens Road in Cottondale.The photo above is from security camera footage inside that store.If you recognize this man, please call 205-752-STOP (7867). You could be eligible for a cash award. And, you do not have to give your name.last_img

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first_imgStudents from the University of Alabama came together to start a bigger conversation about sexual assault awareness.The University of Alabama Not on My Campus chapter hosted the second annual Safe Center banquet in the Bryant Denny Stadium club. The event was an opportunity to spread awareness on sexual assault and raise money for the Tuscaloosa Safe Center.“When victims of sexual assault come to our center, they’re coming on one of the darkest days of their lives,” Tuscaloosa Safe Center Executive Director Pam Jones said.According to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshal, every 92 seconds someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Marshall was the keynote speaker at the banquet and said that he thought the opportunity to speak was extremely important to him.“The opportunity to be able to speak tonight a little bit personally, as a prosecutor,” Marshall said. “And also to be able to share some personal experiences I think is important.”The Tuscaloosa Safe Center opened in November of 2018. It has been a safe haven for those who have been victims to sexual assault. The center is staffed with specially trained nurses and works closely with a local response team that also includes law enforcement and counselors.“To have the support of the community to keep this center open and to provide the services that were able to offer to victims is so necessary,” Jones said.Last year, the organization raised about $20,000. The goal this year is to raise $25,000.“What I think is special is the fact that NOMC, a group of college students, came together around an important issue to highlight that on this campus,” Marshall said. “To be able to work to provide services to students and others in the community that need it, I think that is what I think makes tonight special.”If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, the Tuscaloosa Safe Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also call 205-860-SAFE.last_img read more

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NEW YORK – The Toronto Raptors are the only thing

first_imgNEW YORK – The Toronto Raptors are the only thing standing between the Brooklyn Nets and a perfect 2014.Patrick Patterson stole Deron Williams’ inbounds pass and made the go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left, and the Raptors stopped a five-game winning streak by the Nets for the second time this month with a 104-103 victory Jan. 27.Toronto dropped Brooklyn to 10-2 in January and opened a 2½-game lead in the Atlantic Division over the Nets, who would be on the doorstep of the division lead if they could solve their neighbors to the north.“These guys are chasing us but they’re putting it together. They’re playing well,” Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’re the only team that beat them in 2014. I mean, that’s a tough team. They had the game and we made a play and we made a shot.”Brooklyn had a three-point lead with 17 seconds left behind Paul Pierce in his best game with the Nets, but John Salmons scored on a drive with 12 seconds remaining before Brooklyn took its last timeout to move the ball into the frontcourt.Patterson stole the pass and fed Lowry, who got it back to Patterson for his jumper. Pierce was well off on a final attempt.“We knew they didn’t have any timeouts. We guessed right and Patrick looked like Richard Sherman out there with that steal,” Lowry said, referring to the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive back who attended the game with a number of his teammates.Lowry finished with 31 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who clinched a winning record in consecutive months for the first time since December 2009 and January 2010.Pierce scored 33 points, making seven 3-pointers in a strong bounce-back performance after going just 2 for 10 in his emotional return to Boston on Jan. 26. He had the Nets in position to win after scoring their last nine points before Toronto stole it.“Last night was a tough game to play in, so many emotions,” Pierce said. “It was good to just get some normalcy back today and I felt comfortable, relaxed. But it would’ve been better if we got the win today, though.”The stunning turnaround deflated the crowd at Barclays Center for a back-and-forth game that drew a visit from several Seahawks, who will hold their Super Bowl media day Jan. 28 at the Nets’ last home, the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Sherman and Bobby Wagner grabbed a baseline seat in the first half, while Russell Wilson and other players sat above in a private box.Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who played without injured leading scorer DeMar DeRozan. Terrence Ross, who tied a franchise record with 51 points and made 10 3-pointers Jan. 25, had a quiet 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting.But Toronto got a big boost from Patterson, who ditched the mask he began the game with for a recent broken nose and finished with 15 points off the bench.“This is all about our toughness, our resiliency,” Patterson said, “no matter who’s out there during the course of the game, no matter who’s not playing.”Andray Blatche scored 20 points for the Nets, who lost 96-80 in Toronto on Jan. 11, a night after they played two overtimes in a victory over Miami.Lowry scored six straight points before Amir Johnson made a pair of free throws during an 8-0 run that gave Toronto a 94-85 lead with about 8 minutes to play. The Nets answered with nine in a row to tie it on Alan Anderson’s jumper, and after Valanciunas’ basket, Pierce nailed consecutive 3-pointers to make it 100-96 with 2:37 remaining.“Paul played well,” teammate Kevin Garnett said. “He totally carried us for that fourth quarter, that second half, and we all came in and just said at the end of the game we’ve got to make plays, we’ve got to close games out and tonight we didn’t do that.”Toronto cut it to one and had a chance for the lead when Lowry stole Williams’ pass intended for Pierce, but Williams redeemed himself by drawing an offensive foul on Lowry with 19 seconds left. Pierce then made two free throws, but the Nets couldn’t overcome Williams’ next giveaway.“Two turnovers in the last minute of the game, it’s not what I typically do, but that’s how it goes sometimes,” Williams said.There were eight lead changes in an entertaining second quarter, two in the final 1.3 seconds. Anderson’s 3-pointer put the Nets up by two, but Lowry beat the buzzer from beyond halfcourt to give Toronto a 57-56 halftime lead.(Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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HOFFMAN ESTATES Ill — Sam Querrey gave the US

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sam Querrey gave the U.S. a commanding 2-0 lead Sept. 12 in its Davis Cup World Group playoff against Slovakia with a 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan.In the opening match of the night, American John Isner hit 29 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 win over Norbert Gombos.The U.S. can ensure a trip to the 2015 World Group on Saturday by winning the doubles when it sends out U.S. Open champs Mike and Bob Bryan.“It’s the kind of day you want to have, be comfortable 2-0 with the Bryan brothers coming up,” U.S. captain Jim Courier said. “Both Sam and Jim started off slow but finished strong. Played their best tennis at the end of the match.”Querrey, ranked 51st, faced a set point in the first-set tiebreaker, but responded with two straight aces. He captured the opening set when the 57th-ranked Klizan netted a backhand.Querrey finished with 20 aces on the hard court at the Sears Centre, none bigger than the two he unleashed in the tiebreaker.  “It was tough. But my serve is my biggest weapon,” Querrey said. “Just puts the pressure right back on him.”Gombos, ranked 126th, was a surprise choice as Slovakia’s No. 2, but he showed his skills during a group quarterfinal in April when he made his Davis Cup debut and beat Austria’s Dominic Thiem.But this time he had to fight off the powerful serves of Isner and managed only two breakpoint opportunities.“Going into a match like this, three-out-of-five match, it’s not surprising I didn’t lose my serve,” Isner said. “I’ve done that before, for sure. Always going to be the biggest part of my game and it’s going to be the part of my game that I lean on the most.”Isner trailed in the first-set tiebreaker 4-2 before pulling it out 7-5 when Gombos netted a volley and hit long after a strong serve. Isner then broke Gombos in the opening game of the second set and his game improved steadily thereafter.“I was a bit nervous in the beginning. I had to really dig deep to win that first set. But once I got that under my belt, I exhaled and then I started to play better,” Isner said. “It’s never easy. But that first set was very important.”Serving for the second set at 5-4, Isner double-faulted twice but then won the next four points with an ace, a volley, an overhead and a service winner.“I know that he’s serving perfect, like from the Eiffel Tower, you know,” Gombos said. “I never returned a serve like his because it’s quite different from the other players because he is really tall. The ball is bouncing so high.”Isner said he was aware of how well Gombos, who has flat groundstrokes and good speed around the court, can play.“It’s a tough match for someone like me,” Isner said. “We’re at home. I’m ranked higher than him. I guess on paper I’m expected to win that match. There’s a lot of pressure on me. It’s not an easy situation.”The U.S., which lost to Britain earlier this year, hasn’t missed competing in the World Group, the upper tier, since 1988.Slovakia is trying to pull the upset and make it back to the World Group for the first time since 2006.“Well, it’s really tough. I was hoping at least to get one point today. With the better luck we could maybe hope for more,” Slovakia captain Miloslav Mecir said. “But this is the reality.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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AEK has climbed to the top of the playoff minile

first_imgAEK has climbed to the top of the play-off mini-league after beating Panionios 1-0 on Friday for the second round of games, in the process that will determine which club will follow Olympiakos to the Champions League qualifiers.The recently crowned Cup winners needed a Petros Mantalos goal on the 57th minute to beat the strong Panionios defense at the Olympic Stadium of Athens.Before the game AEK paraded the Cup’s trophy to the thousands of AEK fans who rushed to cheer on the players for beating Olympiakos in Tuesday’s final behind closed doors at the same venue.AEK is now on five points, Panathinaikos and PAOK have four, and Panionios has one.On Monday AEK visits Panathinaikos and Panionios hosts PAOK.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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Asheville is experiencing one of the states worst

first_imgAsheville is experiencing one of the state’s worst chickenpox outbreaks in more than two decades. The virus has taken hold at a school where many parents seek religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.Officials say that as of Friday, 36 children have contracted chickenpox at the Asheville Waldorf School.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports more than two-thirds of the school’s 152 students haven’t received the chickenpox vaccine, which became available in the U.S. in 1995. The school’s website says it enrolls children from early childhood through sixth grade.Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services’ Dr. Jennifer Mullendore says the outbreak should cause concern. She tells the newspaper that while the virus isn’t serious for most people, it can cause hospitalization for some children.Mullendore says health care providers have for years recommended all children who have healthy immune systems should be vaccinated.last_img read more

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Things to know for Wednesday Today is Wednesday F

first_imgThings to know for WednesdayToday is Wednesday, February 7th and if you love burgers just as much as you love your significant other, then boy do I have news for you! North End Sandwich Shop, Pauli’s, is offering a Valentine’s Day special – a Big Boy Burger with fries, topped with onion rings, American cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce…oh and a 7/8 carat Neil Lane diamond engagement ring.As you may already know, NorthEndWaterfront.com is here to keep you informed and involved in our historic neighborhood, and to share your thoughts and insider knowledge as residents and community members. If you have something to share, all you need do is say and we’ll do our best to make sure the community is aware.Here’s what else you need to know for Wednesday…*Advertisement* Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Notable News:In 2017, Greater Boston Drivers Spent An Average Of 60 Hours In Traffic During Peak TimesIn 2017, Boston area drivers spent an average of 60 hours on congested roadways and stuck in traffic during peak periods. That makes Boston the seventh-most congested urban area in the country behind cities like Los Angeles and New York City. WBUR has the top ten list from across the entire country.There’s a storm coming: Currently Currently Currently Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Thursday, February 8:12:30PM Let me tell you a story at West End Library. Join the West End Library at 151 Cambridge Street for adult story time on the second Thursday of each month. Brig your lunch and come enjoy a story or two.7:00PM NEWRA Monthly Meeting. Join the North End Waterfront Residents Association for their monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month, see additional details here.7:00PM Lecture on Social Justice. Join Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ, Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College as he gives a presentation at the Paulist Center at 5 Park Street, see additional details here.Friday, February 8:2:00PM North End Library Film Series: ‘Next Stop Wonderland’. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street for their February Friday film series featuring movies set in Boston. This week’s film is ‘Next Stop Wonderland’, see additional details here.From the Community: Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream Coming to TD GardenDisney’s Moana will make it’s way to the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment. The show will take place during school vacation week: February 16 – February 25, continue reading.Chinese New Year at South Street DinerSouth Street Diner is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration during the Lion Dance festivities on Sunday, February 25th. Join the party at the iconic diner and get up close and person with troops of colorful lion dancers, continue reading.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast:last_img read more

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Closed with status Case Resolved Dear Constitue

first_img“Closed with status: Case Resolved. Dear Constituent,. Public Works plans on paving Hanover St from Commercial St to near Cross St this construction season. As you know Hanover St is in tough shape and definitely needs paving. In addition because of the festivals that happen during the Summer months the window for utility work and paving is limited between April and June and September to November. The City of Boston Public Works Department is responsible for clearing streets for paving. It takes very seriously its responsibility to have all proposed paving streets candidates thorough reviewed for any potential utility work before paving takes place. That’s why in 2010 the Public Works Department created online reservation software called The City of Boston Coordination Software (COBUCS). Before receiving a permit, every utility company, private contractor, site plan engineer, City Departments, and Public Works paving projects all have to enter their work into the COBUCS system. The COBUCS system will alert the City and permittees of potential conflicts this will allow coordination to take place that wasn’t done as successful before COBUCS. Since 2010 COBUCS has alerted the City of over 10,000 conflicts at a savings of over $40 million dollars of unnecessary paving fees if the street was cut after it was completed. No Street will be paved unless officially cleared through the COBUCS system. COBUCS told us to hold off paving Hanover St the last few years to allow BWSC and National Grid to install new mains. When we did a COBUCS review this spring we found that there were other permittees needing to do work first. This includes a cell phone provider Lightower as well as some service work requested by property owners. That’s the construction you are currently seeing on Hanover St. We don’t want that work to do be after we pave! In addition our sidewalk contractor Cicconi was out there trying to get the ramps done before paving begins. This has contributed towards everybody trying to get their work done before the festival season starts. Depending on what happens we may have to hold off paving until after the festival season. We are requiring the permittees to provide a weekly update to the Mayors Representative Maria Lanza. Maria can be reached at maria.lanza@boston.gov for the latest update of the construction. I hope this detailed explanation helps clarify your rightful frustration about all the construction taking place on Hanover St. Any questions or concerns you can contact the number listed below. Sincerely, Mark Cardarelli. Supervisor of Utility Coordination and Compliance. Boston Public Works Department. 617-635-4951 Office.”Illegally Parked Land Rover Returns“Range Rover illegally parked, again making it difficult for handicapped resident getting out of Ride from hospital.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on May 22nd, 2018. The case was closed later that same day with the following message: “Closed with status: Case Resolved. tagged.”Several 311 users have reported this land rover illegally parking in North Square.Short Sign Allegedly Cuts Woman’s Scalp“Please reallocate to BTD. Sign is very low. Watched a woman walk into it and cut her scalp.”This Do Not Enter sign is too low, says a 311 user.The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on May 21, 2018. The case is still open as of May 23rd, 2018.Remember, to report a claim with 311, you can call 311, go to the 311 website, tweet at 311, or download the app. What do you think about these 311 cases? Follow our “What’s The 311?” tag to see past week’s postings!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Welcome back to our weekly update that highlights some of the cases appearing on 311 in the North End/Waterfront neighborhoods. All 311 cases are public information and can be found at 311.boston.gov.Thorough Response to North End Resident’s Construction Complaint“Between Salem, Prince, North, and Hanover St the North End residents are grid locked can’t you do construction one street at a time this is unacceptable we are prisoners in our own community.”The original 311 post can be found here. This case was submitted and opened on May 22nd, 2018. It was then closed on May 23rd 2018, with the following message:*Advertisement*last_img read more

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Firm urged to explain delay in MRT 7 construction

first_imgFirm urged to explain delay in MRT 7 construction Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Volunteers were able to reach towns that had never received any form of help one week after the quake.For Day 6 or Oct 23, GK volunteers served families in the following towns: Clarin – 300 relief packs, Tubigon – 1,510 liters of water, San Isidro -3,276 liters of water, Inabanga – 300 relief packs and 4,708 liters of water, Sagbayan – 600 liters of water, Calape – 1,800 liters of water, Loon – 1,080 liters of waterFEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealIn Tubigon town, fresh volunteers from Leyte, Cebu and Negros Oriental arrived.“Relieving the first team who has been here for four days. Great job guys…rest well. We’ll take it from here,” posted one member in their official Facebook page. Want to donate?Food, canned goods,water, and medicineTarget: 7,500 food packs at P200 per packGK Community Development Foundation Inc.BPI Acct No. 9081-0019-41 swift code: BOPIPHMGK will provide an official receipt. Keep your deposit slip.-www.gk1world. comRead Next MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension PBSP Visayas raises P1.1M; delivers special relief packs Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again GK’s Operation Walang Iwanan (No one gets left behind) is active in Bohol, where quake relief is on high drive.GK Executive Director Luis Oquinena who returned from Bohol Wednesday reported the successful distribution of goods directly to families with “no encounters with uncooperative government officials so far.”ADVERTISEMENT Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again LATEST STORIES SMC bags Bulacan airport project View comments This weekend, a barge exclusive to GK has been booked through LH Foundation to ferry more goods to Bohol.MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewBangon SugBohol volunteers will accompany them as well.Want to volunteer?Go to the GK Command Center at the old Sacred Heart School-Jesuit on Mango Avenue in Cebu City and contact Patrick Doromal at 09175233063.To join the team in Bohol, contact Chingkee Sabanpan at 09173117072.ADVERTISEMENT 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townlast_img read more

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By Julian Gray FFWPU International Headquarters

first_imgBy Julian Gray, FFWPU International Headquarters Saturday, August 26 Family Federation International President Sun Jin Moon spoke today, Saturday August 26, to some one thousand Japanese members at Cheon Bok Gung main church in Seoul.A wonderful musical offering by Japanese sisters playing mandolins, flutes and piano opened the event with beauty and dignity.  All the Japanese members then sang two beautiful native folk songs and the auditorium was filled with the spirit of joyful expectation.Following an opening prayer (offered in Korean) and recitation of Pledge number 8, Sun Jin Nim and In Sup Nim entered from the back of the stage to a very enthusiastic and affectionate welcome.Sun Jin Nim began the session with a few words of her own before reading at length from True Father’s autobiography. She praised the Japanese members for their courage in living in Korea and their missionary association for their work to establish a multicultural base in Korea that has made a significant impact in local society. At the same time, Sun Jin Nim recognized the sacrifices and challenges the Japanese members have endured to live in Korea in “multi-cultural families,” not only in relation to raising their families but also working to support the church mission. “How can we bring the love and example of True Parents into our families?” she asked.Sun Jin Nim then gave a beautiful hoondok reading from True Father’s autobiography, the chapter “An Incomparable Inner Beauty,” in which Father talks about Mother and the course she has walked. Father testifies that even though for Mother it was difficult to give birth to and raise 14 children, she had embraced the children with so much love. He acknowledged that Mother had often been alone when giving birth due to Father’s absence. The chapter also dealt with the challenges that their children faced growing up with True Parents so committed to the public mission, and about Heung-jin nim’s accidental death and how Heung-jin nim had protected the lives of his friends traveling in the car with him. Father spoke of how he and Mother could shed no tears due to the providential nature of their mission. Father mentioned how Mother counsels parents whose children have gone another way to be patient, and to embrace them no matter what, as children will always return to the love of their parents. Father spoke about how Mother never gave him cause to raise his voice, and that now in his old age [the autobiography was published in 2009] his wife is more precious to him than ever.Sun Jin Nim asked the audience members to imagine that Father was saying these words to each person there, and said, “We can take Father and Mother’s example of true love and bring that into our families. Let’s grow this blessing, light and love in our own families.”Over the ensuing hour or more, Sun Jin Nim answered, a number of poignant questions Japanese members had submitted on a wide range of issues. Following is a synopsis from notes:Question: What kind of report would Mother be happy to receive?Sun Jin Nim: Mother is talking about bringing 7.4 billion people back under Heavenly Parent’s embrace, about national restoration and building Cheon Il Guk. Her vision is beyond the scope of most of our thinking. How can we save the world? So the precious report is one that tells her “Mother, we are getting closer to One Family under God.”Question: Some True Children have issues and this leads people to say Mother did not raise them well. Then why does Mother not respond publicly?Sun Jin Nim: True Parents’ children often did not see True Parents for long periods of time. Many of you, also, find that you struggle to give enough to your children and spouse. Yet it is only true love, unconditional true love that will allow us to restore the whole world, bring back everything Satan took. Family is forever, and the world is our family, so we must restore bring back every child to True Parents. So why does Mother not criticize? Because restoration is through natural subjugation through true love rather than by criticizing or attacking back.Living for the sake of others, even loving your enemy, is the only solution to restoring mankind back to God. In our lives, we must educate in our witnessing, in our own home. The question is always how to gain more love, to love more. Then if your husband or children do not have faith, you can give them the power of love, and their conscience will speak to them.After each question Sun Jin Nim asked the person who asked the question if her answer was sufficient. It was touching to see her humility in front of the members.Question: What does True Mother need from the Japanese missionaries in Korea in the context of God’s providence?Sun Jin Nim: Thank you for your question. What do you think Mother wants from the missionaries?After a hesitance among the crowd, Sun Jin Nim said, There is no wrong answer here! We share our hearts. This is how we learn and grow. I know people may be shy! But here we are all one family. No one here is perfect yet, only True Parents. I’m not perfect! When we are not afraid to share our hearts then we come together and grow together. We are all going through the same things. We understand Mother’s course raising a family because we are all trying to raise a family. The reason we understand Principle is because we all share in God’s heart!So there is no judgment here.One member gave an answer (difficult to hear.)Sun Jin Nim: Japanese members are all Mother Nation—to indemnify Eve and all of history. Such a burden. Japan has a history that may cause difficulties between Japan and Korea. But the Japanese members have been carrying the torch. Everywhere in the world there are Japanese missionaries, in all corners of the world – wherever I have been. This is a testimony to the Mother nation. The mother’s side. You are the completion of the history of creating the unity of man and woman without sin.Be proud to stand as filial sons and daughters. Be proud, continue and pass it on to the next generation! You are super heroes. Preserve your stories, be proud of your stories, teach them to your children. Mother recognizes you as filial sons and daughters. Let Heavenly Parent guide you.We have a tremendous support here, one interconnected family. Our movement is very grateful for you.Question: What is the one things that takes most of your attention when you attend Mother?Sun Jin Nim: It is being in the presence of the most pure, loving and compassionate being in the world—so untainted by everything, so strongly connected with Heavenly Parent’s life. Mother notices your demeanor, and your heart. Sincerity is the key. Even without looking at you, Mother relates with this. Mother is inspired by sincere gestures of love for humankind.We have True Parents as the perfect model, the representative of Heavenly Parent; so when we don’t engraft to them, we don’t grow a straight and tall. Please have a filial heart. You have word the word hyojeong – look at how True Parents have attended Heavenly Parent.Everyone needs the response of love. Even Mother. When Mother is tired we give her a massage. Take action to serve each person, whether your spiritual child, or family member: they will be attracted to you.Question: What is your happiest memory of True Mother? What do you most respect about True Mother? How is True Mother’s health? How do you empower yourself when you face challenges?Sun Jin Nim: My happiest memories with True Mother came later in my life – we did not understand True Parents so well when we were young.We went with True Parents to Hawaii. There, they become like natives of the island, relaxed like the island people. I felt such a sense of family.True Mother’ health had been difficult; she was always attending Father with little sleep or chance for exercise and meals taken in a rush. Mother’s health became an issue after Father ascended. Mother wants to complete Father’s mission. But national restoration was not yet accomplished when Father ascended. Mother said, “I must carry on this work so that my sons and daughters don’t have to do it instead. So I must be healthy and strong. Then I can bequeath all the victory to my children.Mother did the Bounce song exercise. She would go out at 5:00 am to walk, and she would greet Father with the rising of the sun. Mother became happier and healthier. When we family members walked with her we moved together toward a better “us.”When you exercise, when you attend Heavenly Parent with mind, body and soul, then your spirit changes, your character changes…. That is when miracles start happening.What do I respect most? I am alive because of True Parents. If they had not achieved the Holy Blessing, I would not have been born. So I am most respectful to them that I can have life. Whether we are born of True Mother’s womb or through their life of sacrifice and victory, as blessed central families. We are all born from True Parents.Question: How has your heart changed toward True Parents since you became the International President?Sun Jin Nim: True Parents are always my natural parents. Seeing them as the True Parents of humankind was not automatic. We did not experience them so much as Appa and Omma. I grew up in the US, raised mainly by Japanese missionaries. I am amazed how they took on the task of raising us.True Parents had to love and subjugate Cain. And we had some resentment: we wanted our mum and dad.Yet Mother has buried 4 children and then, five years ago, her husband (True Father). How do we overcome our pain?  When we really follow True Parents’ life, watch their suffering and appreciate how theirs was not an easy course.Until I became International President – that was when Mother asked me to take care of our worldwide members – I had no experience doing such a mission. Moher said, “You need to help me.” This is when I began to travel and see members. Going on a tour with Mother you see how much sacrifice is needed. Only someone connected to God can do this, I realize.Every day, I try to understand better.As tribal messiahs, you are walking in True Father and Mother’s footsteps. Know you are walking True Parents’ course through this and that you are bringing joy to Heavenly Parent and True Parents.Mother talks about a culture of heart. Once you put yourself in the shoes of True Parents, you experience empathy and compassion. Once you can do that, walking their path and inheriting their love, you stop judging, stop hating, thinking in a selfish way. Once you start perfecting the way, of walking True Parents’ path, all these difficulties start to fall away; this is what I have witnessed.So many questions, and they take longer to answer than I thought! I am so sorry.Question: What language do you speak with True Mother?Sun Jin Nim: A little English and a little Korean. True Mother understands – she knows English and Japanese. She has an amazing capacity to understand despite my language limitations.Question: What were some of your study methods when you were a student?Sun Jin Nim: We were always pushed to study – told that we had be the best, go the most respected schools, be the best. Actually it was an unhappy time. We studied so much, we were so stressed out in our effort to be the best: “We cannot let down True Parents, we cannot be a failure.” That was how we approached school. Because of that standard I set for myself, I did get A’s. But that is not the most important area of study: Instead of being pushed to be the best at school, I wished someone had tried to teach me to be the best person inside, because that is what the world needs to cultivate the most.Question: When did you become interested in Yoga?Sun Jin Nim: It was after True Father’s ascension. Mother was coming to Hawaii, and I had 2 weeks to prepare. I felt difficult over losing Father and yet I had to support Mother and go to meet members. I did not know how I was going to do that. I could not even comfort my own heart. It was a difficult time. But Mother said she believed in me.God answers your prayers. When you pray and go beyond the physical self, God answers you. That night I cried and prayed. Then the next morning, a message about training to become a Yoga teacher came to my email. It required an investment of 200 hours over 2 weeks. That was just the amount of time that remained before Mother would come.Something told me inside, you need to do this. So I enrolled. It was intense – waking up at 5:00 am, through to the evening. I learned about mind-body unity. As you know, our mind and body fights. We have to subjugate the body so it has no voice. But you are always battling. I learned that mind-body unity is ultimately where you no longer fight. Yoga is where you find peace, where you reconcile all things with light and goodness in your heart. I found the place where I could find peace and anchor myself. I do it every day, every morning, whenever there is negativity, whenever the “archangel” comes.Sun jin nim took a few more questions. Regarding raising blessed children she suggested that as they are pure water it is important to teach them centered on love, not with the idea that they must fight against Satan, or that Satan is waiting to attack them. Mother says that two things are important to teach the blessed children:First is love: Teach them to have love for all humankind.Second is to be grateful: When you are grateful you find that God is blessing you every day.Yoga helped me connect with a higher spirit world. These are the principles I learned:Love every living thing in CreationDon’t take more than you need.Truth – tell the truth, being respectful.Don’t use words to put people down or to gossip.Live in moderation; transcend our basic needs.Contentment; unless you know gratitude you cannot be content. Just be happy to be alive, life is a gift from God. “Thank you for the air, the food etc.”Purity – in thoughts, meditation, cleanliness in your house, surroundings, your body.Right effort: practice makes perfect. Must practice and grow our abilities. Every day diligent effort.Study Holy texts – we have access to the words. If we don’t bring them into our lives they won’t work for us. We must invite the Word and truth into our life. Only way we change is to do the practice and follow the right example.Surrender to God. If cannot surrender to God you are ignoring who you came from and are missing why you are here. That is our first mission.Mother subjugated Eve’s position and brought it back to True Parents.Please practice hoondokhae – read the words – the answers are here.What do to for your husband and father of your children? True Parents’ advice: We witness to our own family. Be a tribal messiah to your tribe, beginning with your spouse.Never give up on each other. Family is forever; marriage is forever; brothers and sisters are forever. We in this room today – these people are our eternity.We can do it. True Parents did it – followed Heavenly Parent with faith, love and obedience. Each of you is a precious son or daughter God has been waiting for.Question: What are things True Mother tells you often?Sun Jin Nim: Be thankful. Live with love in our heart; follow your conscience.Father is with you, your ancestors are with you; they are watching and helping you. If you have lost a family member, they are watching and working to help you.True Mother asked In Sup Nim and me to take care of Hyo Jin Nim’s children while Yeon-ah nim was in Germany recently. We were hesitant, not having had such an experience before. But we taught them to do laundry, clean the house, cook and to love and respect nature. We did sports together. We taught them to be grateful. It was the experience of a lifetime for me!I hope you can instill joy in your family members’ hearts – take time to interact and share happy moments with your children. Go home now and create a family of joy.I am so grateful to be here with you today and to answer your questions.After she had concluded her answers, Sun Jin Nim led the audience in a “Crown of Glory” meditation which was to help participants find their true heart with Heavenly Parent. She said this is “to strengthen your mind and heart to meet life’s challenges. Your love can change the world. You are not separate from others. We are one.” The meditation included a part that helped us to overcome difficult feelings toward another person and replace resentment with love. It felt as though we were given a tool for self-transformation, and thus for world-transformation.Sun Jin Nim concluded the event by giving away gifts to 7 sisters selected by lottery – scarves that True Parents had given her personally. “Please feel that True Parents have given these to you themselves,” she said.The applause was so joyful that one felt the Japanese sisters could experience the joy as much for others receiving these precious gifts as for themselves. It was a profoundly moving time to see Sun Jin Nim tie the scarves around each of the sisters’ necks and give each sister a deep and long hug. The love from the hugs seemed to permeate the whole auditorium. Some of the sisters cried, and some in the audience also. Overall, the bestowing of the gifts was punctuated with joyful applause. This was a visceral, tangible experience of God’s love through a True Child who put herself out there with no barriers in her heart.The seven lucky sisters then took a photo with Sun Jin Nim and In Sup Nim on the stage. Sun Jin Nim and In Sup Nim then gifted boxes of doughnuts to representative sisters with the promise that these would be good for whoever ate them (and with the announcement that there were enough for everyone)! After a commemorative photograph with everyone together, they departed amid applause and cheers.click to see more pictureslast_img read more

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Prepared by FFWPU Taiwan On Nov 25 2018 we hold

first_imgPrepared by FFWPU TaiwanOn Nov. 25, 2018, we hold a heavenly tribal messiah blessing ceremony centering on the one of our church leaders, Mr. Heng-Chih Feng and his wife. 35 couples attend the event, including 3 social community leaders.With the blessing from 200 participants, the new blessed couples were so happy moved deeply for being part of the blessing ceremony. They were very grateful for joining this meaningful program by FFWPU and they said they are willing to support it in the future.Click to see more pictureslast_img

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Prepared by CARP Romania We concluded last week by

first_imgPrepared by CARP RomaniaWe concluded last week by organizing successful one-day Divine Principle Workshop and social project together with CARP members and GMP international members.Three young people received the contents of 1 Day Divine Principle workshop (Principle of Creation, Human Fall and Principle of Restoration) and 13 others participated in the social project “Helping elders.”Our lecturers prepared Principle of Creation, Human Fall and Restoration lectures. Each lecture lasted 30 minutes followed by 10minutes of discussion time and sharing centered on questions given by the lecturer.Our object partners were aged between 15 to 19 years old and they had an open mind and many questions about the Divine Principle.After the lectures we enjoyed lunch together; the meal was prepared by two of our lovely CARP members.Later in our program we gathered to start the “Helping Elders” social project. Our purpose in initiating this project was to shorten the generation gap between young people and elders and make a positive give and receive relationship between the generations.The volunteers prepared food packages and went out in teams to share them to the elders. The experience was very meaningful both for the young and the older people.After the activity we had sharing time about the lessons we could gain from this experience.The conclusion of the volunteers was very precious as they found joy in giving to others and will repeat the experience in the future.Thank you our beloved True Parents and Heavenly Parents for your support!last_img read more

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November Project Shoveled Summit Ave While You Were Sleeping

first_imgNovember Project Shoveled Summit Ave. While You Were Sleeping The free fitness tribe cleared the street while doing hill sprints. 2/10/2017, 11:01 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Printcenter_img 000 Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Next time you complain about shoveling snow, be thankful you don’t have to do it between hill sprints.After yesterday’s blizzard, members of the all-weather free fitness tribe November Project woke up at the crack of dawn to shovel the site of its Friday morning workouts, Summit Avenue in Brookline. This officially makes Summit Avenue residents the luckiest people in the Boston area.November Project has done this community-service-slash-workout enough that it has its own name: the Shovel Shuffle. Members get a heads up the night before, and arrive at the hill with shovels in hand. Then everybody pairs up, and one partner shovels—driveways, sidewalks, hydrants, around cars, even front walks and steps—while the other partner runs up and down the very steep, roughly half-mile-long hill.Despite the frigid temperatures and parking ban, coleader Chris Capozzi says roughly 40 people arrived at the dot of 6:30 a.m., and the group grew to roughly 100 by the end of the workout.We’re cold and exhausted just thinking about it.last_img read more

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Boston Took Top Honors in a New Health Ranking

first_img 2/15/2017, 9:30 a.m. By Jamie Ducharme· Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* 000 Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. center_img Boston Took Top Honors in a New Health Ranking It was one of only five cities to win a gold medal from the CityHealth report. Print Photo via istock.com/APCortizasJrBoston was one of only five cities nationwide to earn a gold medal in a new health ranking.For the first time Wednesday, the de Beaumont Foundation released its CityHealth report, awarding gold, silver, bronze, or no medals to 40 American cities, based on nine key metrics of public health. Only Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., won the coveted gold.“We’re proud to have our city recognized as a leader in health policy,” Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi said in a statement. “This study showcases our work toward creating a healthy city for all Boston residents, and also identifies other cities that are leading in each policy area, creating opportunity for collaboration and learning from one another.”Boston did particularly well in five areas: limiting youth tobacco use; controlling alcohol sales; clearly grading restaurants’ sanitation; offering high-quality, universal early education; and providing plenty of places to find healthy food.Our performance dropped a little in terms of affordable housing; “complete streets” that allow residents to walk, bike, and commute safely; and indoor air quality. Our weakest category was paid sick leave.According to the report, research has shown that those nine areas have a significant impact on residents’ health. They’re also worthy of focus, it says, because they typically fall under municipal control, can be improved with policy decisions, and tend to garner bipartisan support.The report is meant not only to inform cities, but to help them do better. The de Beaumont Foundation, an organization devoted to strengthening public health in the United States, “will provide technical assistance and support to cities as they advance their policies on these target topic areas.” It will update its findings in three years.To see the full report, and to learn more about how the above mentioned nine factors influence city health, visit cityhealth.org.last_img read more

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Worcester Is Fighting School Absenteeism with Washing Machines

first_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 6/1/2017, 10:31 a.m. 000 Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* Printcenter_img Worcester Is Fighting School Absenteeism with Washing Machines And UMass wants to help. Photo via iStock/esemelweSchool districts across the Commonwealth have been trying all sorts of new approaches to curbing chronic absenteeism among students. Last fall, Boston Public School enlisted the help of David Ortiz to make wake-up calls and help kids get to school on-time. Not to be outdone, Worcester schools are betting on… laundry?After one Worcester middle school purchased a washer and dryer to help students feel more comfortable going to school, the district is moving forward with plans to install machines at four schools next school year, with the possibility of expanding the initiative to as many as 15 schools.“Sometimes kids come into school wearing clothes that are not very fresh,” Sullivan Middle School principal Josephine Robertson told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “That makes them feel isolated in the classroom, which then leads to other issues.” At Sullivan, where more than half of the students are considered “economically disadvantaged” by the state, that support can make a big difference.The initiative has received a positive response so far, with UMass recently expressing interest in helping fund additional washers and dryers for additional Worcester schools.[h/t Worcester T&G] By Kyle Scott Clauss· last_img read more

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In a Few Short Years There Was Just So Much Gronk

first_img Rob Gronkowski and Rick Ross at the  Foxwoods Resort and Casino | Courtesy photoHe partied. He charmed. He memed. He hijacked White House press briefings. In a few short years, we had so much Gronk. And now he’s leaving. What will we do in his absence?For these last few years, he loomed large over the New England Patriots, a force of nature both on the field—where he ate defenses for lunch—and off of it, where the Gronk Brand rose to the top of the heap in a nation crowded with bro-influencers.Unlike the polarizing Tom Brady, himself a larger-than-life figure with a non-human training and eating regimen, Gronk is hard not to love, even outside Patriots Nation. Football has never quite seen a player like Gronk. We may never see another like him again.So here’s to some of the moments from the era of the Gronk spike we’ll remember forever.The Time the Gronk Phenomenon took to the SeaIllustration by Kagan McLeod for “Get Gronk’d!”“One ocean liner. Seven hundred die-hard Patriots fans. Sixty-five hours of boozing at sea. Welcome aboard the maiden voyage of the SS Gronkowski.” Take a moment to relive the moment that was the Gronk Party Ship, circa 2016, when Boston set sail with the man himself.The Time Gronk Interrupted a Sean Spicer Press BriefingGronk casually walking in on a White House briefing. pic.twitter.com/I3jDzsojJr— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) April 19, 2017What do you do if you’re Gronk, you’re a champion, and you’re visiting the Trump White House? You make sure to pop out, unannounced, to greet the Washington press corps, of course.The Time He Barfed with Rick Ross Sports In a Few Short Years, There Was Just So Much Gronk Rob Gronkowski: walking meme, world-historic figure, beer chugger-in-chief. What will we do without him? 3/25/2019, 11:33 a.m. 1011102 Clearly no lightweight, there are still moments with the party is just too much for Gronk. Like the time his post-Super Bowl celebrating ended with the star puking at Foxwoods with rap icon Rick Ross.The Time He Opened the Beer-Tossing Can of WormsAP Photo/Elise AmendolaWhat hath Gronk wrought? Before Gronk, perhaps the most enthusiastic chugger and spiker the world has ever seen, became a fixture of victory parades, beer-tossing at Duck Boat processions wasn’t the big deal it is today. Today, fans just cannot resist hurling cans of brew at players. There were so many projectiles in the air at the most recent one that even Gronk couldn’t bat them all away, and he has the battle scars to prove it. It’s not just the Pats, either. Who can forget the beer tossing fiascos at the Sox parade last year? Boston officials have been urging you all to knock it off, but I fear there’s no going back.The Many Times He’s Giggled at the Number 69Gronk’s eyebrow raise every time Josina says 69 are incredible. Jumping out of his skin he wants to laugh so bad pic.twitter.com/XQRJWREOTj— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) December 14, 2015Whether he’s barely suppressing his joy at this particular number when it comes up in stats, or sneaking an illuminated 69 jersey into the decor of the Gronk Bus, it’s clear he’s got a special attachment to it. Maybe this humor isn’t your cup of tea, but just keep in mind that Gronk has never taken himself too seriously, and you just can’t say that about everyone in the NFL. So giggle away, big guy.The Time Gronk Partnered with Dunks for… ThisOf course there was a Gronk/Dunkin’ crossover. Anyone could have seen that coming. But it takes a certain level of self-awareness, and a certain recognition of the meme-ability of Rob Gronkowski, to come up with this: Dunksgiving, starring “culinary expert” Gronk. Reminisce and enjoy.The One Time Gronk Was Speechless Printcenter_img Joined by Brady, the literally never tight-lipped Gronk was speechless on Instagram after the AFC Championship win this year. It’s the exception that proves the rule, and at the time it was perfect.The Times Gronk Was an Actual CartoonFirst as “Dom Bonkowski,” the target of Homer’s ire on the all-Boston episode of The Simpsons, and later as a member of the “Gronkowsbees” on Family Guy, New England’s favorite cartoon incarnate had some time on the small screen.The Time Gronk Was a Horselive look at Gronkowski watching Gronkowski pic.twitter.com/Tin4WRxZDj— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) June 9, 2018After a horse named “Gronkowski” caught the real-life Gronk’s attention last year, it went on to come this close to winning at the Belmont Stakes. Because the universe is a place that bends its shape to accommodate everything Gronk, “Gronkowski” overcame 69-1 odds at the race, which was run on June 9 (6/9). Gronk and his friends reportedly each placed $69 bets, and therefore walked away with $950 in prize money each.Thanks for the memories, pal. Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Spencer Buell· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! last_img read more

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