On May 24, 19 children and two adults were killed and 16 injured in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. A 2018 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. In 2012, a gunman shot and killed 26 people as young as 6 years old at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It should not surprise anyone that school districts are re-evaluating their active-shooter response training and police departments across the country have ramped up efforts to educate children on what to do in the event they are in a situation with an active shooter. That includes the Lafayette Police Department, which recently held an active shooter presentation for children attending the SMILE/Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Summer Athletic Leadership Academy held at Domingue, Heymann and Comeaux recreation centers this summer. “We do these drills in the school systems, but this is the first time that I have spoken at this particular … [Read more...] about Lafayette Police take extra steps to make sure kids are know how to respond to a shooter on campus
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Spicy Hot! We received 688 red hot entries in this week’s Cartoon Caption Contest! These were super clever and lots of fun to read (inside with the air conditioning on)! Enjoy this week’s punchlines and stay cool, everyone! As always, when we have duplicate entries, and we always do, we pick the earliest sent in. Here are your winner and finalists. WINNER: Dale Stout, Colorado Springs, CO: (Punchline lettered into word balloon) FINALISTS David Tripp Hanemann, Metairie: “We did it! We matched the ice cream with the heat index!” John Hanley, Baton Rouge: “Tomorrow it’s popsicles and peppers!” John Shreves, New Orleans: “The box says we have to boil these now for 20 minutes!” Bill Delauned, Prairieville: “I call it Tabas-cone.” Karen Poirrier, Lutcher: “Heat got your tongue?!!” Lee Lacewell, Heber Springs, AR: “If you think this is good wait til you get to the habanero pepper in the bottom of the cone.” Mariano Hinojosa, Baton Rouge: “Once … [Read more...] about With over 675 spicy entries sent in, check out the HOTTEST punchlines in Walt Handelsman’s latest Cartoon Caption Contest!
Singer P!nk got personal in a series of tweets attacking Republicans on Sunday, lashing out in response to the Supreme Court’s Friday announcement overturning the landmark abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey . The three-time Grammy winner addressed the issue earlier on Saturday, issuing an expletive-laden tweet encouraging anyone who opposed abortion to never listen to her music again — and apparently provoked a response. “Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER F***ING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO F*** RIGHT OFF. We good?” she tweeted. Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER FUCKING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO FUCK RIGHT OFF. We good? — P!nk (@Pink) June 25, … [Read more...] about ‘They Hate You!’: P!nk Gets Personal, Attacking ‘Sad, Old White Men’ In Anti-GOP Screed | The Daily Wire
Princess Eugenie is said to have ‘managed’ Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s return to the UK for the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this month, with a royal expert suggesting that she was ‘heavily involved’ in ensuring their visit remains cordial and disruption-free. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the UK earlier this month for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities, marking their first visit with their two kids Archie and Lilibet since stepping down as senior royals in 2020. Express UK quoted royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams talking about the same and Eugenie’s subsequent involvement in the short trip given her close relationship with both Harry and Meghan. “A tremendous amount of work went on behind the scenes that we don’t know about,” he said. Fitzwilliams continued: “Princess Eugenie, who gets on with them, very likely was involved in that.” The royal expert then confirmed that while the Jubilee visit went without any major mishaps with the Sussexes, … [Read more...] about Princess Eugenie ‘managed’ Prince Harry, Meghan’s return for Queen’s Jubilee
The pain of falling KiwiSaver balances is hitting New Zealanders of Chinese ethnicity hard, while Māori and Pacific people are more likely to be feeling the burn of falling cryptocurrency values. Indian New Zealanders are proportionally more likely to be rubbing their chins over the fall in rental property prices. Data released by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) provides a peek into the investments of choice for people of different ethnicities. It was a by-product of the FMA’s annual investor confidence survey, which showed an unsurprising dip in confidence, as 2022 has seen investors having to cope with the emotional toll of rising interest rates and falling sharemarkets. READ MORE: Retirement spending: Why 'managed drawdown' is the future of KiwiSaver Millennials hit hardest by Covid KiwiSaver fund switch Investors may have paid price for online access to KiwiSaver Some caution has to be exercised in approaching the data because while the survey was of … [Read more...] about Here’s why Māori and Pacific people may be feeling the most burn from falling crypto