Alpena High School gets sneak peek of upcoming film festival

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — With the Thunder Bay International Film Festival approaching, Alpena High School students had the chance to get a sneak peek. These films show a variety of issues and happenings of the world’s oceans and bodies of water as well as the creatures that reside in them.In Friday’s showing students soaked in information about battles between crabs, the fragile journey of sea turtles, the lives of creatures deep in the darkness of the ocean, and more.Some students walked away with new appreciation for aquatic life an understanding how we as humans can contribute towards conservation. “I think it’s really cool that so many people are interested in helping the planet and getting people to know that things need to be changed,” said Freshman Kahlan Mousseau.A topic that hit home for many students was the fact that plastic materials are entering the oceans and pose a threat towards sea turtles, who might mistake them as jellyfish. One student said there’s are ways to help avoid this. “Turtles die and that’s not okay. So reusable bags, paper bags, anything disposable or reusable,” said Freshman Miranda Quintel.There are plenty of films like these that will show during the Thunder Bay International Film Festival which runs from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena High School, NOAAContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School senior honored by the Civil Air PatrolNext Three charged in Alcona robbery gone wrong, January 2019last_img read more

Great Atmosphere and large Audience on the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Mostar

first_imgOn the Old Bridge in Mostar, the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship started. Even though it was a working day, the audience was large.The first series started at 2:15pm, but before that, there was warming up. Rhiannan Iffland from Australia won’t remember the warmups fondly since she injured her knee.Iffland currently leads the women’s category, but won’t be able to win any more points in Mostar and most likely won’t be able to be first since this is the second to last competition as part of the championship in this season.Today, two jumps for the men’s and women’s categories will take place, while the third and final ones will take place tomorrow.We published earlier that the tickets for the special train ride to Mostar for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship for Saturday, September 16th was sold out and that the organizers, in cooperation with the Railways of FBiH, introduced another train ride.This information, together with today’s visit and atmosphere, show that tomorrow will be another spectacle in Mostar.Mostar is, for three years running, a part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship.After five competition in this season, the leader in the men’s category is Blake Aldridge from Great Britain with 480 points and behind him are Gary Hunt from Great Britain with 460 points and Jonathan Paredes from Mexico with 450 points.After Ifflad with 690 points, Adriana Jimenez from Mexico with 520 points and Helen Marten from Australia with 450 points follow.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

JOY AS 56 VACANT HOMES TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE IN HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME

first_imgA total of 56 local authority homes which have been left vacant across Donegal are to be brought back to life.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghA total of €358,000 has been granted to give the houses a facelift and to allow them to be allocated to families across the county.The allocation is part of a €15million investment announced by Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan. A total of 952 homes across the country are to be renovated as a result of the programme.Local Letterkenny councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said the scheme will provide a boost to many housing estates and also put a roof over the heads of 56 Donegal families.“This scheme will go some way to easing the pressure on social housing in the country.“In addition unused units can very quickly become magnets for anti social behaviour and boarded up houses, are unsightly and can bring down the look of an entire housing development. “This investment will therefore not only provide additional social housing, but will also enhance the appearance of neighbourhoods and enhance the quality of life of the residents of housing estates,” he said. JOY AS 56 VACANT HOMES TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE IN HOUSING REGENERATION SCHEME was last modified: April 18th, 2014 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghvacant homeslast_img read more