Man proposes during Easter egg hunt with golden Fabergé egg

first_imgAndres Tardio(NEW YORK) — One California man surprised his now-fiancé by proposing during their family’s Easter egg hunt with a Fabergé egg.Letty Martinez had no idea that the Easter party she was planning for her family would actually turn out to be the perfect setting for a proposal.“To my left, there’s a petting zoo with bunnies, then there’s a gentleman dressed as a bunny … and 30 to 40 feet away from me is a mariachi band,” future groom Jorge Penithe told ABC News.Martinez, 30, said she had no idea a proposal was on the horizon since she had planned the festivities.“I was just so busy with that and making sure everyone had a good time,” she added.Looking back on the day, Martinez said, now it makes sense that Penithe, who’s the road manager for rapper Nipsey Hussle, kept adding more friends and family to the guest list.“I was like, ‘Dude! Now I have to go all out,’” she recalled, adding that there were at least 50 people in their backyard in San Gabriel, California.Penithe called the afternoon “fun, organized chaos.”Martinez was busy kicking off the Easter egg hunt for all of the children, handing out Easter-themed headbands that featured bunny ears.“My boyfriend, and our newborn [also named Jorge], came up to me and he said, ‘Look, we found this gold egg,’” she recalled. “He said, ‘Here! Open it. And then I knew what was happening.’”Penithe, also 30, said it was important for his 12-year-old step-son, and the rest of his family, to witness his proposal.“As a man of the household… our sons look to me to get the blueprint. I have to practice what I preach,” he said.Martinez explained the proposal couldn’t have been any more perfect although it was a bit out of character for her normally “mellow” partner.“It was going outside of his character… so I was really grateful he gave me that moment,” she added.“And the Fabergé egg was a perfect vessel for the announcement,” Penithe said. “The most important thing is she loves it.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 days

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Buffalo News:The giant coal-burning power plant on the shore of Lake Ontario in Somerset, once Niagara County’s largest taxpayer, will be mothballed within 90 days.Plans are already afoot for the 1,800-acre site’s future, including a $550 million data center and a lakefront town park. State funding already has been approved for the park, and a New York Power Authority power allocation has been approved for the data center.Somerset Operating Co., the owner of the 685-megawatt plant, announced Monday that it had filed a deactivation notice Friday with the Public Service Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the entity that manages the state’s power grid.If those agencies decide the plant is still needed to keep the grid reliable, it could be saved, at least for a while. But Somerset Supervisor Daniel M. Engert said Monday that he doesn’t expect that to happen.The plant has been idle far more than it has been active in recent years. The company’s announcement said the shutdown decision was made “based on stricter new state air emission regulations designed to eliminate coal in New York and deteriorating market conditions.”Somerset Operating had foreshadowed the shutdown this summer, when it announced plans for the Empire State Data Hub, which would be a newly constructed facility near the western end of the power plant property.More: Somerset’s giant coal-burning power plant will be deactivated within 90 days It’s official: Somerset coal plant in New York to close within 90 dayslast_img read more

Solihull park letting lifts M42 market

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Previewing the 2012 Presidential Race

first_imgBarack ObamaSupport for President Barack Obama seems weakened by the current economic crisis and national unemployment numbers, which are still above 9 percent. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, three-quarters of people believe the nation is headed in the wrong direction, but Obama still tops his GOP counterparts, leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by six points and former businessman Herman Cain by 15 points in the poll.Obama has already raised $75 million in campaign funding and continues to reach out to younger voters. The Obama campaign recently launched a program called Greater Together, aimed specifically at mobilizing voters aged 18 to 29.Newt GingrichFormer Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich recently passed Rick Perry to take the third-place position among GOP hopefuls. Gingrich has gained five points since October, when he was in fifth place, and now polls with 13 percent support.Gingrich holds more than $1 million in debt, but his campaign doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Gingrich’s campaign has the highest social media presence of all the GOP candidates, according to the Associated Press.Michele BachmannCongresswoman Michele Bachmann, representing Minnesota’s sixth district, is the only woman running for the Republican nomination in 2012. She has strong support from Christian conservatives and Tea Party members.Bachmann has raised about $4.1 million and spent about $6 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.Though Bachmann led in the Ames Straw Poll in August, her numbers quickly fell when Rick Perry joined the race. Currently, she holds about 3 percent of the GOP’s support.Rick PerryCurrent governor of Texas Rick Perry announced he was vying for the republican nomination in August. Early in the race, Perry led the polls with support from 30 percent of GOP members, but his numbers have dropped significantly to about 10 percent, with a six-point drop within the last month, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.Many analysts say Perry lacks a strong pitch for his candidacy, but he recently received support from former President Bill Clinton for his stance on immigration.Herman CainHerman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, the 10th largest pizza chain in the nation based on sales, and head of the National Restaurant Association, has rocketed to the top of most major polls. He currently holds support from 27 percent of likely Republican voters, thanks in part to his “9-9-9” tax plan, a plan that essentially gets rid of the current tax code and implements a 9 percent tax on business income, a 9 percent tax on personal income and a new 9 percent federal sales tax.Cain has made headlines recently for allegations of sexual harassment. Cain’s campaign has denied the allegations, calling them “bogus attacks.”Ron PaulMany analysts believe that if Texas Congressman Ron Paul doesn’t win the Republican ticket for 2012, he might consider a third-party run as an Independent,  though Paul has said he has “no intention” of doing that. If he does, the loyalty of his followers could affect the outcome of the general election.Paul has been reluctant to support any other Republican candidate and has only been able to raise $8.2 million in campaign funding.Mitt RomneyFormer governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has stayed mostly out of the headlines, but he’s slowly but surely pulling ahead of his competition. In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, 33 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents chose him as the candidate most likely to beat Obama one year from now.Romney, who ran an unsuccessful campaign in the 2008 Republican primaries, has been campaigning in Iowa. While there, he said he would reduce spending if elected by repealing Obama’s healthcare law and eliminating programs that are not vital, such as the National Endowment for the Arts.last_img read more