Seychelles Government Announces Creation of Two New Marine Preserves
Posted on : 03-14-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
The Seychelles, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s eastern coast, have announced the creation of two marine preserves that will limit fishing and recreational activities. Together, the preserves will cover 81,000 square miles – an area about the size of Great Britain. It’s also about a sixth of the Seychelles’ ocean territory. The preserves are part of an ambitious project to protect 160,000 square miles by 2022. The Seychelles are an archipelago that consists of 115 islands that make up only one percent of the country’s…
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Just Like the Movies: Runner Catches Thief, Then Take Him to Coffee
Posted on : 03-12-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
After running errands on a Wednesday morning, Edmonton citizen Tess Aboughoushe witnessed a man steal another woman's wallet. That's when Aboughoushe, an avid runner, sprang into action. She followed the would-be thief into an alley to retrieve the stolen wallet without thinking of any potential risk to herself. However, she wasn't prepared for what happened next. As soon as Aboughoushe found the man handing behind a dumpster, he handed the wallet over to her and began crying. Aboughoushe returned the wallet to the rightful owner and then turned her kindness…
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A Birthday Made Special with the Help of a Disney Princess
Posted on : 03-11-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
As a child, one of your favorite days of the year can be your birthday. Along with that comes your birthday party. For seven year old Leyana of Arvada, Colorado, she planned her party down to the last detail. However, despite handing out invitations to everyone in her class, none of her classmates ended up showing up. Yet, things took a turn for the better when Leyana answered the door to see her favorite Disney princess Elsa, (from "Frozen,") standing there. Lindsay Robert, who portrayed the Frozen princess, described the…
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Monkey Befriends Dog Who Recently Lost Her Puppies
Posted on : 03-10-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Even at the worst of times, there's still a reason to be happy. This is a lesson even animals can learn sometimes, as demonstrated by the friendship between a dog and a monkey in Colombia. In a video, a Capuchin monkey is seen running towards a dog, the two playing before the monkey climbs onto and holds fast to the dog's back, refusing to let go for any reason. According to the original Reuters report, the two had known each other for some time prior to tragedy. Locals informed reporters…
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Vonn’s Journey Proves Inspirational to Young Athletes
Posted on : 03-09-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
After more than 3,000 days since she last dressed in a Team USA jersey and competed competitively in an Olympic Games, Lindsey Vonn is once again a medalist. The 33-year-old earned herself the bronze medal for her efforts in what is considered to be her final Olympic downhill race of her career in Pyeongchang, South Korea. However, this feat was not achieved without considerable setbacks, both physically and emotionally. Perhaps Vonn’s most notable injury came during the 2013 World Championships, where the American suffered a violent crash and ultimately needed…
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