Supplement to Roses Are Red; Cup and stakes entries due Tuesday

Australian pacing mare Firebby A has quickly made a name for herself in North America and her connections have opted to take a shot at the best by supplementing to the upcoming Roses Are Red Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 6-year-old, Firebby A arrived in North America a few months ago and has since proceeded to win four consecutive starts.

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After Years Of Searching The Jungle They Finally Find The ‘Holy Grail’ Of WWII Relics

They thought he was crazy. But restaurant tycoon David Tallichet knew there was something he was missing in the jungle. As an innovator in the restaurant scene, a man who has injected culture and different tastes in the food he serves, Tallichet has built a legacy that will long outlive him. However, the discovery he made in the jungle had nothing to do with his success as a career restaurateur.

Yet his discovery has both historic significance and is simply interesting. But when he ventured out into the middle of nowhere in the jungle, he ended up raising ghosts from the grave.

Tallichet made his fortune in the food industry when he founded a Polynesian-themed restaurant chain in California. But his success began when he learned discipline as part of the military. He was deployed during World War Ii and was a co-pilot on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In the sky, as in the kitchen, Tallichet was a force to be reckoned with.

Even as he carved out his fortune in the restaurant business, he still maintained his passion for plains and aviation. He started to grow an aircraft collection when he made a lot of money. He even specialized in military plane replicas. His plains were hired for movies like “Pearl Harbor.”

Despite his success, Tallichet wanted more. He took a team to Papa New Guinea to trek through the jungle. He was eager to find more out of life. One of the most underdeveloped places in the world, Papa New Guinea has a fearsome jungle that is not kind to visitors. With the jungle thwarting his every move, Tallichet and his team had to force themselves through the landscape and into the swamp.

Despite having years of survival skills among the team, no one was prepared for the surprise in the middle of the jungle.

Tallichet was brought to tears when he saw the thing among the greenery. He was immediately brought back to 1942 when World War II was at its peak. U.S. Army Air Corps Captain Fred Eaton and Henry Maynard Harlow were hired for a secret and heroic mission. They were to fly from Australia up against the Japanese coast. When things took a bad turn at the Japanese Fortress at Rabaul in New Britain, they were left with few options.

The plane started to fall from the sky and landed in the middle of the Papa New Guinea jungle. The team of nine had little resources and a lot of strife to contend with.

The team simply abandoned the shot-up U.S. B-17E bomber. For six weeks, they trekked through the jungle. They battle malaria and heatstroke.

Meanwhile, the “swamp ghost” ship stayed put for decades. At least until Tallichet used his money to find it. Check out the video below to see more pictures of his incredible discovery.

When Tallichet and his team found it, they quickly called in an airlift and resurrected the “swamp ghost.” They broke a wing, but eventually got it out of the jungle. Now the bomber is officially retired.

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Why Surf Culture Desperately Needs More Diversity

A friend of mine who owns a surf brand recently received an absolutely bonkers series of racist emails. The sender purchased my friend’s product online, then somehow figured out his ethnicity after the fact. Before the order arrived, the customer sent an email canceling his purchase, citing my friend’s ethnicity as the reason. {snip}

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{snip} But my friend’s run-in with at least one surfer’s ethnic phobias did force me to realize how much I, a white guy from a mostly-white Californian beach town, have overestimated the shared experience of all surfers. All part of the same tribe, right? Clearly, that’s also not remotely true.

It’s clear that surf culture does have a problem, and that problem stems from a lack of diversity within our ranks. “History of Surfing” author Matt Warshaw pointed out in a 2015 essay published on Surfer.com that, as a pastime developed largely by brown-skinned Polynesians (as well as Africans in some places and Peruvians in others), surfing has always been multi-cultural.

After all, it was whites who were forced to “break surfing’s glass ceiling in terms of race, a hundred-plus years ago, in Hawaii,” says Warshaw. For surfers, “Hawaii is always there in the back of our minds. Play the race card, in other words, and you answer to Duke Kahanamoku.”

That historical aspect may very well be true, but it doesn’t at all address the issue that surfing today, at least in the world’s two most globally influential surfing nations — the USA and Australia — is overwhelmingly white and upper middle class. This is true in countless lineups, where you’re likely to paddle out and find a mostly homogenous pack of white people surfing on expensive boards, wearing expensive gear in areas with a high cost of living. If you can’t afford it, you ain’t surfing.

I called Jeff Williams, co-president of the Black Surfer’s Collective (an organization that brings inner-city black kids in L.A. to the beach) to talk to him about diversity in surfing. “I’ve never really had problems with actual racism in surfing,” Williams said. “I’ve surfed all over the world, and everywhere I’ve ever been, most surfers are pretty cool.” But he does see the lack of minorities in the surf in the U.S. as problematic. “Look, anytime you try to talk about diversity in surfing, it all boils down to access,” he said. {snip}

Williams thinks {snip} it would take something like a “surfing Tiger Woods” to get inner-city kids to start paying attention to surf culture in a real way. But if we did gain more diverse surf stars bringing different voices and experiences to the table, the mainstream surf culture could only change for the better. Think about The Brazilian Storm: the South American vanguard brought fiery competitiveness and legions of exuberant fans to the World Tour, giving professional surfing a much-needed injection of passion.

But tease that out to include more people of color and more people coming from communities not typically associated with surfing. What styles would emerge and what influences would inform them? What might surf art look like with if it was inspired by a surf experience that differed from the easygoing, middle-class beach life? How might board design evolve if more diverse voices were able to participate in the conversation?

I don’t have the answers, but you don’t have to look very far to find parallels in other sports. Skate culture is far more dynamic because of the cacophony of viewpoints, with universally-acclaimed skaters of diverse races and socioeconomic backgrounds adding to the melting pot. Surfing can only gain from more perspectives adding to our own understanding of what it means to be a surfer, and from embracing those who didn’t come to the beach easily, but made their way nonetheless.

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When the outback is your classroom, who needs a phone signal?

Children across South Australia are venturing into the bush to connect with land and Aboriginal culture as part of an ongoing program that turns the outback into a classroom. Kids on Country, run by the Nature Foundation SA, takes students to Hiltaba or Witchelina nature reserves for week of culturally appropriate conservation activities and hands-on learning with Aboriginal elders, Indigenous rangers and science educators.

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The Latest: Williams wins Slam return as mom at French Open

Croatia’s Marin Cilic dives to return a shot against Australia’s James Duckworth during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. . People stroll under umbrellas in an alley of the Roland Garros stadium during a first round match of the French Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Paris.

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Peace is a cliché for when the West cannot control the world unopposed it means war

The West likes to think of itself as a truly “peace-loving part of the world”. But is it? You hear it everywhere, from Europe to North America, then to Australia, and back to Europe: “Peace, peace, peace!” It has become a cliché, a catchphrase, a recipe to get funding and sympathy and support. You say peace and you really cannot go wrong. It means that you are a compassionate and reasonable human being. Every year, there are “peace conferences” taking place everywhere where peace is worshiped, and even demanded. I recently attended one, as a keynote speaker, on the west coast of Denmark. If a heavy-duty war correspondent like myself attends them, he or she gets shocked. What is usually discussed are superficial, feel-good topics.

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She Refused To Remove Her Mascara For 25 Years, And This Is What Her Eyes Look Like Now

Some women refuse to step outside unless they put on their “face.” Makeup can be an essential part of a person’s routine. And if it makes them feel good about themselves, I say go for it! But when done to the extreme, like Sydney, Australia mom Theresa Lynch did, it can put your health in jeopardy. After she wore mascara for 25 years straight without ever removing the makeup product, she left her eyes with some severe damage that nearly caused her to go blind.

Warning: This post contains graphic images!

Now the 50-year-old mother of two is sharing her story to help other people understand the importance of personal hygiene, especially when it comes to makeup removal. While most people know that leaving makeup on overnight can cause blockages in pores, Lynch wants you to know that it can get so much worse than breakouts.

Because she continued to wear mascara on her face for half her life without ever taking it off, Lynch now has solid black lumps embedded beneath her eyelids. And they put her at risk of blindness.

When the eye irritation got to be too intense, Lynch went to her doctor. She tried eye drops, but they could not ease the intense symptoms. Lynch, who hails from Maryland and now lives in Australia, was horrified when doctors told her about the calcified makeup bumps that were under her eyelids. They are called concretions.

Because the lumps put her at risk of blindness, she needed emergency surgery. She underwent a 90-minute surgery to get them taken away from her eyes.

Dr. Dana Robaei has released the nightmarish images of Lynch’s eyes to scare other people away from decades of mascara use. Don’t leave your makeup on overnight – especially not your mascara.

“(The lumps) were embedded so deep that particles were building up on top of each other,” Lynch explained. “I was so uncomfortable. My eyelids were swollen and heavy because I left it for so long. When Dr. Robaei pulled my eyelid back, she said, ‘Oh my god. In my whole career, I have never seen anything like this.’ She could see the whites of my eyes were glassy and bloodshot.”

When Lynch first learned that she had mascara buildup in her eyelids, she was horrified. Her mind started racing as she contemplated the possibility of permanent damage.

“I had fallen into a bad habit of wearing a lot of makeup and not washing it off. I should never have let it get this far,” Lynch said. “It’s so important to properly take your makeup off every single night. You can’t miss a single day.”

Now she knows the dangers of overnight mascara and wants you to know it too.

Because many people ignore the dangers of not washing off their makeup every night, Dr. Robaei has used Lynch’s case to raise awareness about the dangers. She published a study on the mother’s injuries and indicated that Lynch could have gone blind.

“Every time Theresa was blinking, these a scratch the surface of the eye got infected, there is a risk this could be potentially blinding.”

The lesson: Wash off your makeup every night.

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Video: As Soon As Their Dog Started Giving Birth, They Knew The Vet Had It Wrong

Doctors and medical professionals have the best intentions. And despite years of schooling, they cannot always predict what will happen. And this can be a good thing. Sometimes doctors predict that a person only has a few weeks left to live. But then that person, by some miracle unknown to science, defies the odds and not only survives but thrives.

The story is more common than you might think. But the same goes in the opposite direction. Sometimes doctors ignore patients’ symptoms, tell them they are “paranoid,” or that they “just have the flu.” And when these turn out to be wrong, they can put a person’s life in jeopardy.

Thankfully, this story does not have a sad ending. Although getting from Point A to Point B is a windy, roller coaster ride. You’re about to hear about a record-breaking birth in Australia.

Miley is a Dalmatian that got pregnant by her canine boyfriend, Astro. And on May 18, 2017, Miley started to go into labor and make them both first-time parents.

And while it was obvious that Miley was “very pregnant” by the size of her abdomen, vets go it all wrong as she started to give birth to her litter.

Although ultrasound scans indicated that Miley was pregnant with three pups, she proceeded to prove all the “experts” wrong as she started pushing puppy after puppy out into the world. And Miley’s owner Cecilia Langton-Bunkergot stayed with her Dalmatian for fourteen hours of labor and could not believe her eyes.

Vets predicted that Miley would birth three puppies. Cecilia watched as her Dalmatian give birth to six males and twelve females. 18 puppies in total broke a record for the largest litter ever born in the country of Australia.

People have naturally started to compare Miley’s massive litter to the iconic story of 101 Dalmatians. But in the movie, mama dog Perdita, only had a litter of 15 puppies at once.

Because Miley gave birth to so many puppies at once, she is exhausted and recovering from the process. Now she is at the Ballarat Veterinary Practice. The puppies will be vaccinated and given a microchip to help Cecilia keep track of them all. It is going to be a lot of work raising this large family of puppies. But Miley is going to continue to show them all the love she can.

The vets might have only thought that she was going to give birth to three puppies, Miley probably knew better. She could probably feel all the beating hearts inside her and was prepared to show them all the love that she could. Each of these puppies will get the best care that Miley and Cecilia and provide for it. Although the family has just grown significantly, they are ready to give these puppies all the love they can as they grow into gorgeous white and black spotted dogs.

What do you think about this record-breaking birth? How could the vets get the number of puppies so wrong during the ultrasound scan?

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Dead humpback whale washes up near Port Lincoln, South Australia

A dead whale has washed up at a beach on the state’s west coast. The young humpback whale was spotted at Frenchman Bluff, about 70km northwest of Port Lincoln, on Friday afternoon. Authorities are expected to attend the scene in the coming days to inspect the mammal and dispose of its remains.

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