Yosemite National Park extends closure as another winter storm heads toward California

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Yosemite National Park extends closure as another winter storm heads toward California Yosemite National Park will remain closed as another atmospheric river moves into California.“Yosemite will remain closed through Thursday, March 16—possibly longer. A partial reopening on March 17 is a best-case scenario,” park officials said on Twitter.Yosemite National Park has been closed since the last winter storm in early March, which dumped up to 15 feet of snow on park grounds. Park crews worked to clear the snow and restore critical services before allowing guests back inside. California’s winter storm closed these national parks Many California residents will wake up to heavy rain showers Tuesday morning. The rain is expected to last until Wednesday.For Southern California, the National Weather Service is forecasting rainfall totals to be within the two- to four-inches range for the coastal areas and valley areas, and up to six inches in the foothill communities. Yet another storm headed for Southern California; 2-4 inches of rain expected in Los Angeles Some areas, l...

Teresa Beardsley, Entertainment Industry Consultant, Explains How To Maintain Mental Health In The Dark World of Hollywood

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Teresa Beardsley, Entertainment Industry Consultant, Explains How To Maintain Mental Health In The Dark World of Hollywood Credit Teresa BeardsleyThe maltreatment of workers in Hollywood is shocking: Runway models eat cotton balls soaked in juice to fill their stomachs without food, reality TV stars stop their medication so they can drink on set, and crew members being verbally abused by producers. Teresa Beardsley has been working in the entertainment industry for enough years to see the grim reality of Hollywood. Her past work in fitness modeling and reality TV have given her numerous examples of the traumatic experiences entertainment professionals go through daily.Some of her memories include; actors being coerced to drink excessive alcohol, starting fights because of excessive stress, and physically harming themselves. The modeling industry is known for shattering the self-esteem of talent every day. Teresa was aware of modeling managers pressuring models and actors to modify their bodies to fit mold. She also had awkward conversations with bosses who asked what drugs she liked taking, and witnesse...

Shakera Mckenzie Inspires The Hearts Of Atlanta With Women’s Empowerment Brunch

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Shakera Mckenzie Inspires The Hearts Of Atlanta With Women’s Empowerment Brunch (Shakera Mckenzie[second from left] poses for a picture with colleagues)Photos Provided By: KALON JUSTICEElegance, by definition, is “the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner”. One could also say that it’s a synonym for NOLA’s very own Shakera Mckenzie. Hailing from New Orleans, Mckenzie has witnessed underprivileged people go far too long without enough necessary resources and community to recover. Her many efforts in the wellness space provide opportunity for a better quality of life no matter your age, ethnicity, or disability! As CEO of Kingdom Expressions (KE) Mental Health Organization and the Founder of the non-profit Sis Hear Me LLC, she recently hosted a very special brunch in College Park, GA to provide a safe space for women to express their trauma and receive support. Her business mission is to lead her clients to discover and release their full potential by implementing a comprehensive plan of care that is both purpose oriented and addresses ide...

Meet Salman Aslam: The Entrepreneur Revolutionizing Healthcare Marketing Through Digital Strategies

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Meet Salman Aslam: The Entrepreneur Revolutionizing Healthcare Marketing Through Digital Strategies Businesses in various industries have increasingly turned to digital marketing as their preferred tool. However, there are certain exceptions when it comes to the healthcare space as there are a different set of challenges because not only there are more regulations to deal with, the target consumer is also dynamic.To promote a certain healthcare service, you must find people suffering from a health condition that requires that specific treatment. It’s clearly not for everyone as you should have a clear understanding of how to navigate the space. Salman Aslam is one such person who has the right strategies to help healthcare brands scale through digital marketing. Salman Aslam is a seasoned digital marketer and PR consultant with over a decade’s experience in digital marketing.Salman Aslam discovered his passion for the digital world when he was studying at university. He started his career as a digital marketer in 2009. Since then, he has worked with businesses across industr...

Best Probiotics for Constipation 2023: Top 3 OTC to help with Constipation & Bloating

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Best Probiotics for Constipation 2023: Top 3 OTC to help with Constipation & Bloating Over the course of the last ten years, probiotics have seen a meteoric rise in popularity. One study conducted in 2012 found that just 1.6% of persons in the United States made use of probiotics or prebiotics. By May of the year 2020, that percentage had risen to 22% of the total population.There are many various explanations for why people choose to consume probiotics. One important advantage of taking probiotics is that they can aid in the treatment of constipation.Constipation affects around one third of people in the United States who are over the age of 60. A significant number of these individuals have discovered that particular probiotics make their symptoms more bearable.Constipation affects a significant number of people of all ages. You may be able to treat your constipation at home by making some straightforward adjustments to your food and lifestyle, such as increasing your use of probiotics and other supplements that promote digestive health.We’ll take you through the t...

Building Bridges and Ramps: One Keen Entrepreneur

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Building Bridges and Ramps: One Keen Entrepreneur In the heart of many bustling cities, you’ll find skateparks, school yards, and parking lots packed with kids, teenagers, and adults alike, all searching for an outlet to release their energy and creativity. The skateboarding community is a tight-knit group with a shared passion for pushing boundaries and experimenting. And, at the center of Cory Keen’s skateboarding experience is creativity.As a skateboarding-crazed teenager, Cory and his friends would scrap together any materials they could find to create ramps, rails, boxes, or quarter pipes. Through skating, they honed their resourcefulness. It’s this spirit of innovation that led Cory to start a company focused on helping the skate community — Keen Ramps.Where Cory’s journey beganCory Keen’s journey began at an early age. Growing up in nearby Bellflower, California, he discovered his passion for skateboarding at the age of 10. From that point on, he spent countless hours sharpening his skills and pushing himself to ...

Israel plows ahead on Netanyahu’s legal overhaul

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Israel plows ahead on Netanyahu’s legal overhaul Associated PressJERUSALEM — The Israeli parliament on Monday advanced a bill that would make it harder to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the corruption charges against him, as it plowed ahead with a broader plan to overhaul the country’s legal system in defiance of mass protests.Lawmakers in the Knesset gave preliminary approval during a late-night vote on the bill, which would allow the parliament to declare a prime minister unfit to rule only for physical or mental reasons.The body was expected to vote later on a measure that would allow the Knesset to overrule Supreme Court rulings and enact laws that had been struck down. Both bills require additional votes before being enshrined into law.The steps were the latest in a series of moves by Netanyahu’s coalition to overhaul Israel’s legal system. The prime minister and his allies say the effort is aimed at reining in an activist court. Critics say the drive would upend the country’s democratic c...

Dick Fosbury dies; Olympic gold medalist revamped high jump event with his ‘Fosbury Flop’

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Dick Fosbury dies; Olympic gold medalist revamped high jump event with his ‘Fosbury Flop’ By Eddie Pells | Associated PressDick Fosbury, the lanky leaper who revamped the technical discipline of high jump and won an Olympic gold medal with his “Fosbury Flop,” has died. He was 76.Fosbury died Sunday after a recurrence with lymphoma, according to his publicist, Ray Schulte.Before Fosbury, many high jumpers cleared their heights by running parallel to the bar, then using a straddle kick to leap over before landing with their faces pointed downward. At the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Fosbury took off at an angle, leaped backward, bent himself into a “J” shape to catapult his 6-foot-4 frame over the bar, then crashed headfirst into the landing pit.Fosbury clears the bar in the high jump event at the AAAU Championships in 1972.F osbury started tinkering with his high-jump technique in the early ’60s as a teenager. Fosbury clears the bar in the high jump event at the AAAU Championships in 1972. Fosbury started tinkering with his high-jump technique ...

Alleged Concord MS-13 member convicted of murdering teen at local high school

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

Alleged Concord MS-13 member convicted of murdering teen at local high school MARTINEZ — A Contra Costa jury returned guilty verdicts against a Concord man whom authorities say shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in a bid to impress MS-13 members in San Francisco and receive their blessings to start a gang subset.Kristhiam Uceda, 24, was convicted Monday of second-degree murder, with a gun enhancement, in the 2017 shooting death of 17-year-old Lawrence Janson. Uceda was also convicted of shooting from a vehicle in a prior incident days earlier, where a woman was shot and wounded in the leg.Uceda faces 40 years to life on the murder charge alone, but the second shooting conviction could add decades in prison. The court still has to hold a second trial for jurors to decide whether Uceda should be convicted of gang charges too.During trial Uceda testified that the shooting was self-defense and that Janson had threatened him with a knife. But authorities say no knife was found and that Janson was attempting to flee when Uceda shot him in the back.Prosecutors ...

NFL coaching legend Bud Grant dies at 95; took Minnesota Vikings to 4 Super Bowls

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:19:46 GMT

NFL coaching legend Bud Grant dies at 95; took Minnesota Vikings to 4 Super Bowls By Dave Campbell | Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS — Bud Grant, the stoic and demanding Hall of Fame coach who took the Minnesota Vikings and their mighty Purple People Eaters defense to four Super Bowls in eight years and lost all of them, died Saturday. He was 95.The Vikings announced Grant’s death on social media.“No single individual more defined the Minnesota Vikings than Bud Grant. A once-in-a-lifetime man, Bud will forever be synonymous with success, toughness, the North and the Vikings,” owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a joint statement distributed by the team. “In short, he was the Vikings.”Wearing his trademark purple Vikings cap and a stone-faced demeanor, Grant displayed a steely sideline gaze that became synonymous with his teams. He was a mainstay among coaches of his era, a decorated group that included Don Shula, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, John Madden and Hank Stram. Grant, however, had little interest in accolades.“The only reason...

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