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Documentary Depicts Mother’s Quest To Give Son One Last Adventure After His Death

Christopher John Twomey grew up in Auburn, Maine. People called him CJ. Born in Massachusetts, he loved the Red Sox, serving in the Air Force and his family.

CJ was recruited to try out for an Air Force special operations unit — but he didn’t make it, as many don’t.

So the fun-loving young man with bright blue eyes and a big smile was home with his parents and younger brother, and he was drinking a lot. They didn’t realize he was suffering from depression.

In 2010, CJ killed himself. His mother says it happened during an argument they were having over where his life was headed.

But his story didn’t end there. Far from it. In the 10 years since, CJ’s ashes have been scattered in more than 1,000 places around the globe — including the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Wall of China, the London Marathon, the Olympics,

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  • November 12, 2020
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Scotland ‘must make quicker Covid progress’ if family Christmas to happen

Scotland needs to make quicker progress in tackling the Covid second wave if people are to meet friends and family at Christmas, an eminent public health expert has warned as it emerged journeys increased during the first week of Nicola Sturgeon’s five-tier lockdown.

Linda Bauld, professor of public health at Edinburgh University, said case numbers were not falling quickly enough and warned it was “difficult” to look ahead to a period where people could meet other households indoors.

She highlighted swathes of the west of Scotland, including Glasgow, where Covid-19 levels remain stubbornly high despite months of restrictions and argued “better progress” was needed if loved ones were to come together during the festive period.

Her warning came as the number of deaths linked to the virus in Scotland surged past 5,000 and transport figures showed journeys increased slightly last week following the introduction of the new five-level system.

Transport

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  • November 12, 2020
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America’s forest sector is ready for climate action and rural America can benefit

While this election demonstrates there’s still a significant divide amongst Americans on many issues, there’s a center on climate policy that is tapping America’s forests as a natural climate solution. 

America’s forest sector is ready for this moment, with deep consensus among public and private sector leaders on needed policies to grow natural carbon capture in forests and wood products, generating thousands of new jobs in the process and significant economic opportunities for rural communities and landowners. 

This hard-won consensus has been developed by the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), a coalition that represents every aspect of the forest sector — private landowners, forest products and other major companies, state and federal forestry agencies, environmental NGOs, researchers and carbon finance interests — and which our organizations co-chair. The FCWG has patiently worked together since 2007 to identify needed forestry actions for climate and then translate that understanding into policy proposals that

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  • November 12, 2020
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Georgia Democrats To The Resistance: Please Don’t Come Here For Senate Runoffs

Georgia Democrats appreciate the enthusiasm. They really do. They very much want to win the Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate, and they want all the help they can get. 

But they really don’t want people from around the country rushing there to help out in the middle of a pandemic. 

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, but please do not ― I repeat, do not book plane tickets or gas up your car and make plans to travel to Georgia,” said Seth Bringman, spokesperson for former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. “There is a pandemic, and thanks to so-called leaders like Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ― who downplayed the virus while profiting from it ― cases are rising across the country.”

Bringman emphasized that Democrats in the state are “not looking for an influx of people at this time” and that

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  • November 12, 2020
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Tips for holiday travel during the coronavirus pandemic

Q. My family plans to travel by air for the holidays. COVID considerations make planning much more complex. What advice may BBB provide for travel?

A. Thinking about traveling by air for the holiday season? According to data from Airlines for America, airlines in the United States were serving only about a third as many passengers as they did a year before, and although many of them are offering enticing deals to fly, it is costing the carriers billions just to stay afloat. As the holiday season starts, some may feel the need to visit families. When looking for the best fare available, read the details required by the carrier to travel safely during the coronavirus pandemic and review CDC guidelines, www.cdc.gov.

Before clicking the button to buy tickets, BBB recommends the following:

Make certain everyone who is traveling has the appropriate ID, www.tsa.gov. The deadline for the TSA-required Real

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  • November 12, 2020
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  • November 12, 2020
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Campus Rec stops requiring online workout appointments


fter statewide measures increased gym capacities to 50 percent, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center has lifted the requirement to book a time slot online. | File photo

After statewide measures increased gym capacities to 50 percent, the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center has lifted the requirement to book a time slot online. | File photo

Beginning Oct. 5, students no longer have to make an appointment online to work out at the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Since the reopening on Aug. 10, the Recreation Center was allowed 25 percent max capacity in the fitness zone. To regulate this, students were required to make an appointment for a certain time slot. When gyms were increased to 50 percent capacity, the Rec Center removed the appointment regulation. 

“With the max capacity for fitness centers in Texas increasing to 50 percent, our reservation process became an unnecessary barrier to getting a convenient workout in, therefore we eliminated the reservation requirement,” said Fitness Programing assistant director Andrew Jones.  

Despite getting rid of reservations,

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  • November 12, 2020
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Denver Westword | The Leading Independent News Source in Denver, Colorado

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From the moment you arrive in Estes Park, it’s clear that this mountainside community is unlike anywhere else in America. With its crisp mountain air, magnificent views, and abundant amenities, the Colorado town is a Rocky Mountain paradise.

For more than a century, Estes Park has been welcoming visitors as a four-season destination, offering the best of both worlds with its breathtaking wilderness and vibrant and charming downtown. Peaks stretch as high as 14,000 feet surround the town, giving you the sense of being nestled in the palm of the iconic Rocky Mountains. Despite being able to provide every amenity you could want, Estes Park has maintained its small-town feel, making for a peaceful getaway you’re sure to fall in love with.

A Stunning Gem in the American West
The Rocky Mountains are one of the nation’s most magnificent natural wonders, treating visitors to views of snow-capped peaks

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  • November 12, 2020
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Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Travel story

Brandon Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry.

A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to traveling frequently for his company. But nine months into the pandemic, he and thousands of others are working from home and dialing into video conferences instead of boarding planes.

Contreras manages his North American accounts from Sacramento, California and doesn’t expect to travel for work until the middle of next year. Even then, he’s not sure how much he will need to.

“Maybe it’s just the acceptance of the new normal. I have all of the resources necessary to be on the calls, all of the communicative devices to make sure I can do my job,” he said. “There’s an element of face-to-face that’s necessary, but I would be OK without it.”

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  • November 12, 2020
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Iris Theatre Announce Cast For THE SNOW QUEEN: AN ONLINE STORYTELLING ADVENTURE

The show opens on 20 December, with previews from 19 December, and runs until 26 December.

Iris Theatre Announce Cast For THE SNOW QUEEN: AN ONLINE STORYTELLING ADVENTURE

Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre today announces Leda Douglas as Holly in The Snow Queen: An Online, Storytelling Adventure, adapted and directed by Natasha Rickman. The production, part of the company’s previously announced inaugural winter season, opens on 20 December, with previews from 19 December, and runs until 26 December.

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now”

Stories get delivered to Holly’s door and then…she tells them. Easy! Right? Except today a new story has been delivered but it’s freezing cold, so cold in fact that Holly can’t even open the pages. She’s going to need a bit of help with this one…and that’s where you come in!

From the comfort of your home, join Holly this Christmas for a magical, snow-filled

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  • November 12, 2020