Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April

first_imgKatherine Griffith Katherine Griffith TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Spring athletes get another year of eligibility The entrance of the Fort Worth Zoo (Katherine Griffith/Line Editor) Linkedin Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU + posts Basketball player finds second family at TCU World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Katherine Griffith Facebook Katherine Griffith Katherine Griffith ReddIt print Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines ReddIt Facebook Linkedin The second phase of the Fort Worth Zoo’s master plan to expand the park and give guests more interaction with animals is set to open later this month. The plan, entitled “A Wilder Vision” began in 2018 with the opening of a new African Savannah part of the park. This is the first major renovation to the zoo since the 1990s and the goal is to give guests more in-person interactions with the animals. Now, the zoo is putting its final touches on Elephant Springs before its scheduled opening on April 15. “What we are looking for is new and unique opportunities for guests to be able to observe and interact with animals at the zoo,” said Avery Elander, the assistant director of communications at the Fort Worth Zoo.  “We are also providing new enriching opportunities and more spaces in habitats.”In the African Savannah, guests can feed the giraffes lettuce and be eye-to-eye with an animal they wouldn’t normally encounter. In Elephant Springs, guests will have the opportunity to spray water into the elephant’s new exhibit. The elephant’s new exhibit will more than triple the size of its old one. Pandemic construction COVID-19 caused the zoo to shut down from March 14 to May 29 last year, and they took some hits financially. “We had to close down during spring break which is one of our very popular times to visit at the zoo,” Elander said. “We weren’t able to have a lot of our fundraisers, and as a non-profit that relies heavily on admissions dollars, it definitely took a toll on us.”However, the shutdown did not cause construction to slow down due to nice weather and minimal rain.The fast-paced construction allowed the zoo to break ground on its third phase of “A Wilder Vision” called “Hunters of African and Asian Predators.” This will be home to lions, tigers, zebras as well as some new species. Guests have to make reservations on the Fort Worth Zoo website prior to visiting under current COVID-19 guidelines.  Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Walgreens changes dose timeline, lawsuits piling up from Texas’ winter stormNext articleWhat we’re reading: Rangers welcome full crowd, police chief testifies in Chauvin trial Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Fertility clinic to open in Limerick

first_imgNewsBreaking newsFertility clinic to open in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2014 2010 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Twitter A NEW fertility clinic will open in Limerick next month to facilitate couples who have previously had to travel outside the region for fertility treatment.Cork Fertility Centre this week announced an expansion of their services to include an outreach clinic at Park Manor, Upper Mallow Street in Limerick which will specialise in fertility consultations and testing, diagnostic ultrasonography, ovulation induction (OII), follicle tracking and intrauterine insemination (IUI).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Leading the new clinic is Dr John Waterstone, consultant at Cork University Maternity Hospital and Bon Secours Hospital and medical director of the Waterstone Group.Cork Fertility Centre has been in operation since 2002 and, according to Dr Waterstone, delivers success rates that match the best in the UK and USA. The clinic is at the forefront of new developments in the field of assisted reproduction and boasts some of the best success rates in Ireland.“Fertility difficulties affect as many as one in five couples in Ireland. Sometimes it can relate to something as simple as lifestyle, which can be addressed and resolved easily. Other couples may need fertility treatment in order to conceive,” said Dr Waterstone.“We are delighted to offer our services to the people of Limerick where we will be available to give expert information and reassurance to couples and to explain the types of treatments available in Ireland. Assisted reproductive services are evolving and when the best medical and nursing care is combined with the latest scientific innovation and developments, notable success rates can be achieved for couples,” he explained.A free fertility information seminar will now be hosted by the Waterstone Group at 1 Pery Square on Saturday March 1 at 10am to give practical advice to couples about fertility issues and how to maximise their chances of conception.There will be a series of short talks from the clinic’s team of gynaecologists, scientists and nurses who will also be available to answer general queries from couples who are trying to conceive. Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSCork Fertility CentreDr John Waterstonefertility clinicMusic Limerick Facebook Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch New Music: 40Hurtz Email Previous articleCouncil concern over flood risk reportsNext articleCommunity activist Derek flies Labour flag in Limerick East Alan Jacques #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, other sex crimes: LA district attorney

first_imgBCFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Harvey Weinstein has been charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Monday.The disgraced movie mogul was charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint.“We believe the evidence will show that the defendant used his power and influence to gain access to his victims and then commit violent crimes against them,” District Attorney Lacey said. “I want to commend the victims who have come forward and bravely recounted what happened to them. It is my hope that all victims of sexual violence find strength and healing as they move forward.”On Feb. 18, 2013, Weinstein allegedly went to a hotel room and raped a woman after forcing his way into her room.The next evening, he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a hotel in Beverly Hills.Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $5 million. If convicted, Weinstein faces up to 28 years in state prison.Deputy Districy Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case which remains under investigation by the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments and the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.Arraignment will be scheduled for a later date.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Camp EcoAdventure set for April

first_imgRock Eagle 4-H Center will present Camp EcoAdventure day camp April 5-9 for first through fifth graders.Presented by the Rock Eagle Environmental Education Program, the natural-environment, hands-on camp is designed so that participants can attend one day or the whole week.Each day includes 2 snacks, activities, a craft and much more. Each camp day will be centered around a theme:April 5 – Green Team Planeteers – Campers will help with a canoeing clean up and create a beautiful “treasure” from trash. April 6 – Animal Ambassadors – Campers will learn why birds have hollow bones and alligators have three eye-lids. April 7 – Tree Trekkers – Campers will discover the importance of trees while hiking along Rock Eagle trails. They will also help plant a garden.April 8 – Time Travelers – Campers will learn about the lives of Native Americans and Georgia pioneers, play pioneer and Native American games, learn how to use pioneer tools and make pottery. April 9 – Water Watchers – Campers will take water samples in a Rock Eagle stream, learn about their local watershed and create a piece of art to enter in the 2010 National River of Words contest.Camp fees are $37 per day or save 15 percent by attending the entire week for $172. Space is limited and the registration deadline is March 17. To register, call (706)484-2834 or send an e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more

Women Football Players of BiH defeated by England with a minimum Result

first_imgThe women national football team of BiH almost made a great sensation, but they were defeated by the favored England with a result of 0:1 in the sixth match of group 7 in qualifications for the European Championships 2016.During the match played in the Training Center of the Football Federation of BiH in Zenica, the attribute of the match hero went to the goalkeeper of the BiH national team Almina Hodžić, who defended 14 shots by the guest players.The English women dominated during the entire match, and in the first half Hodžić had to intervene seven times.Gemma Davison had the best chance in the first half, in the 41st minute, but Hodžić amazingly defended the goal.Domination of the English national team continued in the beginning of the second half, but Hodžić was undefeatable and she saved the BiH net in the 48th minute, when Jill Scott made an attempt, and in the 58th minute, when Hodžić was more successful than Jordan Nobbs.As the match approached the end, pressure by England kept increasing. In the 71st minute, Francesca Kirby, who entered the game four minutes earlier, had an opportunity, but Hodžić defended amazingly once again.Three minutes later, Scott made another attempt, but the BiH goalkeeper was again undefeatable.Guests’ initiative on the field paid off in the 86th minute. Karen Carney kicked the ball, Hodžić defended, but the striker of Birmingham succeeded from the second attempt and scored a goal, causing great celebration among the English women.(Source: photo bhrt)last_img read more

Walmart ramps up cleaning measures after two employees die

first_imgWalmart has adopted additional safety precautions after two employees died due to complications from the coronavirus.According to the report, the two employees identified as 51-year-old Wando Evans and 48-year-old Phillip Thomas worked at the Evergreen Park store in Chicago.“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of two associates at our Evergreen Park store, and we are mourning along with their families,” Walmart told USA Today.Walmart also told reporters that they are unsure how long the employees had the virus but say that the employees had not been at the store for a week before their passing.The retailer also reported that they are unaware how the employees became sick and that in the wake of their deaths, they are currently taking additional measures to ensure the safety of their staff members and shoppers.Walmart has now hired a third-party cleaning company to sanitize high-touch surfaces at the store. In addition to that, they are “allowing no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time,” Walmart announced Friday.Once the store is at 20% capacity, they plan to go to a one -in -one out structure.last_img read more