Happy Birthday to the U.S. National Parks

first_imgHappy Birthday to the U.S. National Parks Child attacked by mountain lion in Colorado To celebrate the big event, August 25 is a fee-free day, when all national parks will open to visitors free of charge. In addition to the birthday celebration, there are two other upcoming national park fee-free days in 2019: September 28, 2019 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day). Head to the parks this Sunday to celebrate (and enjoy!) America’s best idea for free. This Sunday, August 25, the U.S. National Parks will celebrate its 103 birthday. Back in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson and Congress created the agency under the National Park Service Organic Act. Today, there are over 400 national parks and monuments under the agency’s care.  Scientists say that adoption among wild animals is rare and, when it does happen, is usually between animals of the same species. Scientists theorize that the birth of her biological calf may have triggered the bottlenose dolphin’s maternal instincts, allowing her to form a bond with the melon-headed whale. Though mountain lion attacks are rare, this marks the second attack in Colorado in two weeks. Earlier this month, a hunter fought off a mountain lion with a pocketknife near Kremmling, Colorado. A necropsy performed on that cougar showed that the animal likely attacked due to hunger, as only grass was found in its stomach. In the last 100 years in North America there have been less than a dozen fatal mountain lion attacks on people. center_img For the first known time, a dolphin mom has adopted an orphan whale A mountain lion in central Colorado attacked a child on Wednesday, sending the youngster to the hospital. Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed that the attack happened in a subdivision in Bailey, Colorado, 35-miles southwest of Denver. The child’s condition was not immediately known. Scientists are sharing the heartwarming story of a bottlenose dolphin that adopted an orphaned melon-headed whale. Back in 2014, researchers noticed a bottlenose dolphin doting on two calves off of the coast of French Polynesia, one of which looked a little funny. Eventually, scientists discovered that the different-looking calve was of an entirely different species. During a long-term study, scientists observed that the adoptive calf was rarely without its mother and learned to integrate himself into the family unit and the broader group of dolphins. The adoptive mother was even observed nursing the baby whale on two different occasions. Outdoor Updates: Daily Newslast_img read more

Jerome Boateng slaps Bayern Munich teammate Goretzka in training [PHOTOS]

first_imgBayern Munich defender, Jerome Boateng was pictured slapping his teammate  Leon Goretzka after a dispute in training.According German news outlet Bild, Boateng, upset by a particularly strong challenge on him by Goretzka, launched himself at his mate, hitting him across the face.The scuffle looked set to intensify but striker Robert Lewandowski stepped in and dragged Boateng away.Goretzka himself stalked away from the scene as the other players and trainers walked up to them.Thomas Müller also rounded on Goretzka and expressed his frustration with him, screaming: “Always the same stuff with you.”However, despite tempers threatening to boil over, the situation was dealt with and the players resumed training.While the players did not make amends on the pitch, Goretzka shared an image of the pair on Instagram. Bild reports that the players are not expected to face any sanctions from the club.last_img read more


first_imgA leading locksmith has warned that people need to update their locks and security systems.Statistics released show that there have been 461 burglaries across Donegal over the past twelve months.Conal Kelly of CK Locksmiths in Letterkenny says previous ways of warding or thieves no longer work. “Sadly, the days of leaving a hallway light on as an effective deterrent for thieves are gone,” he cautions.Conal says that there are a number of cost-effective and simple steps a home owner can take to reduce the risk of a break-in, including fitting good quality door and window locks or installing a secure safe to protect cash and other valuables kept at home.“Burglars are opportunistic. Many properties have weak door locks and poor security precautions. When an opportunistic burglar comes across an insecure property, someone’s going to have a bad day,” he says. The cost can often run to thousands of euro, while the impact on victims’ lives can be much worse.CK Locksmiths can be contacted on 074 91 22094.  DONEGAL LOCKSMITH WARNS OLD DETERRENTS NO LONGER WORK was last modified: January 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryCK Locksmithlast_img read more