Popcorn Mercedes Prank to NBA’s Sterling Brown: Funny But Not That Funny

Hopefully, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie really likes popcorn because it was everywhere, packed to the interior of his gorgeous brown Mercedes SUV. Every door Sterling Brown opened, tons of popcorn tumbled down to the ground.

The hilarious prank took place in Indiana after the Bucks played the Pacers there. Veteran teammate #34 Giannis Antetokounmpo (the Greek Freak) thought he would have a little fun with #23 guard Sterling Brown to get back at him for neglecting his rookie duties for the team. One of these veteran luxuries is finding some towels in Antetokounmpo’s seat at every game, and that means not just one game, but at every game.

The story has been picking up steam since the Bucks posted the prank to their official Instagram account, according to media outlets like the Chicago Sun Times.

Sterling Brown laughed along with his teammates when the prank let loose, but he also appeared rather shell-shocked and not too happy about his sleek luxury ride being littered with popcorn in every nook and cranny. Check out the popcorn avalanche here.

So far, the video has been liked by more than 120,000 fan followers.

To get an idea of just how much popcorn had been filled inside the SUV, consider what 10 large garbage bags would amount to because that’s what it took to remove every delicious bite. One can only hope that the snack wasn’t too buttery as it sat in the expensive vehicle. Sterling Brown’s teammates promised to clean the SUV for him, and they stuck to their word, eating some of the popcorn along the way.

Sterling Brown will get back at someone. He’s just patiently waiting for the day his rookies arrive.

The Bucks also boast a very popular Twitter page with more than 840,000 followers.

Wasau Officer Raises Money For Vietnam Veteran’s Chair

In Wasau, Wisconsin, a police officer helped to attain a motorized recliner for a man in need.

It all started at 2:00 am, last Monday. Officer Jordan Gaiche was patrolling the area when he saw a man in shorts and a t-shirt walking down the street. This was quite a peculiar site, considering the fact that the temperature outside was about negative seven.

Concerned about why someone would be walking around scantily clad in below zero weather, Officer Gaiche stopped the man. The man told officer Gaiche that he was walking to a neighbor’s house to help a person who was having a hard time getting out of a recliner. Officer Gaiche decided to go with the man to the house of the person who needed help.

Upon arrival, Officer Gaiche had learned that the man stuck in the chair, Ron Barwick, was a veteran who had given his time to two tours in Vietnam.

It broke Officer Gaiche’s heart to learn that Barwick could not afford another chair. Barwick could not live without the chair because he slept and lived in it.

Officer Gaiche posted something on Facebook to grab people’s attention about the plight of Barwick. He posted around 5:00 am, that same day. About an hour later, there were a dozen people who had decided to help the man. Within 36 hours after Officer Gaiche made the post, people who were strangers to Barwick raised enough money to buy him a new chair.

Twenty one people made donations for the new chair. Not every donation came from local people; some donations arrived from across the United States.

A business in Wasau, Furniture and Appliance Mart, delivered the new chair and got rid of the old one—free of charge.

Barwick is grateful for all of the good Samaritans who helped to improve the quality of his life.

Animal Control Officers Will Sleep in Dog Houses

Three officers, in order to raise awareness, will spend the night outdoors at Apple Mountain in dog houses. It will occur this coming Friday.

Every day, officers at the Saginaw County Animal Control receive complains. Animals, particularly dogs, are being left outside for too long in the cold. According to Joaquín Guerrero, people mistakenly think that dogs can endure really low temperatures. But the reality is different, for dogs are currently dying because of the extreme cold throughout Michigan. Likewise, dogs also suffer in the summer and spring.

This is why Guerrero and two others will be sleeping in dog houses this coming Friday. They will spend the entire night in custom-made dog houses. On top of this, Guerrero will be tied to a chain. It is a common custom to chain dogs. A chained dog cannot move. Thus, they are exposed to the harsh elements of the earth. Their will be straw inside the dog houses. The officers will not bring blankets with them.

The officers will be joined by students from Hemmeter Elementary School. For their school project, they will monitor the officers’ temperatures. They will also observe their comfort levels. However, they will be staying at a local building. The officers will also be joined by Little Chief. Little Chief is a 16-week-old puppy that will spend some time with the officers. There will also be medical personnel.

Guerrero hopes that the protest will work. He wants to send a strong message to his fellow compatriots. Guerrero is aware that the protest will not solve the problem. However, Guerrero thinks that the coming event will save lives. What matters is that it will bring more awareness. Community members will be welcomed. The officers will also accept monetary donations.

Jacob Gottlieb And His Charity Work

Jacob Gottlieb is a financial expert. He and his family were newcomers from Poland and had come to settle in the USA during 1960. Jacob was born in New York in Brooklyn city. His father was an economics professor and is now a lecturer at a university in New York. His father had done Ph.D. in Economics and his mother is a Pediatrician. He completed his high school from Flatbush High School and after that joined University School of Medicine. He achieved the degree of Doctor of Medicine. After that, Gottlieb completed B.A in economics from Brown University. He also did M.D from New York University.

Now he is a reputed businessman and has worked with many business companies. He worked with Sanford C. Bernstein $ Company Limited from 1998 to 2000. Due to Jacob Gottlieb’s hard work and creative efforts he was awarded as Charted Financial Analyst In 2001 by the Association for Investment Management and Research. He has experienced stockbroking for years and very good and believed in it. Jacob found it to be different from other works. Each business has profit and loss. But we should plan before we start working on any project and should be well aware of its consequences. He founded the Visium Management Company in 2005.

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There he worked as managing partner and Chief Investment Officer. At Balyasny Asset Management L.P, Gottlieb was the member of the founding committee. Due to companies success, he was recognized as the most successful entrepreneur. In London, he worked with the Merlin Financial Group as a financial expert. Now Jacob Gottlieb is the CIO of Visium Management, In 2016 stated that he will now lessen his business.

Jacob Gottlieb does a lot of charity work to help poor and homeless people. Some charities are Covenant House, It looks after the homeless people and Robin Hood, and it is the largest organization working against poverty in New York City. These charities work 24/7. Jacob Gottlieb raises funds for these organizations and always stand by their side to support them. This shows that he is a kind man and his love for others.

ISU’s Viewpoint Discrimination Case Cost Taxpayers Over $343,000

Taxpayers in Iowa will have to dole out more than $343,000 after a federal court decided that students with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws at Iowa State University had the right to use a cannabis leaf and the Iowa State cyclone on the front of their T-shirts. The funds will be paid out of the state’s general budget after lawyers have battled the case for many years in court.

In 2012, the organization received permission to use the team’s mascot on the organization’s shirts. The Des Moines Register asked if this was the impression that the school officials wanted to leave with the general public. After the Register pointed out their opinion, then school officials blocked the reordering of any shirts with a cannabis leaf on them. They also took steps to change the regulations on how the school’s name and mascot could be portrayed.

Then, Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh took the university to court with their lawyers arguing that the university’s blocking of the use of the mascot and name amounted to viewpoint administration. After several rounds in court, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the students had the right to use the mascot and school name.

The two students will each receive $75,000 each while their attorneys will receive more than $193,000 for their work. A federal judge will also tell the university how much more money that they will need to pay the attorneys for additional work. Lawyers with the Iowa Attorney General’s office defended the school and its officials for free.

Officials with the state say that it is still cheaper to settle the case than to continue to fight it.

Pregnant Woman In South Akron Poses With Honey Bees

Imagine covering yourself with 20,000 bees for maternity photos. Well, a young mother in South Akron, Ohio, has done this. Emily Mueller, 33, wore a white maternity dress and posed in nature as 20,000 bees were swarming on her.

In one of the pictures, Mueller is sitting in the grass with the bees covering her pregnant belly. In order to control the bees for the photos, she held a small cage with the queen bee.

Many people are afraid of bees and consider them to be dangerous. Some people might question the safety of covering oneself with bees. Emily Mueller and her spouse, Ryan, operate a bee-removal business, so she knew exactly what she was doing. The woman who photographed her was Kendrah Damis.

Mueller decided to pose with bees because of the spiritual significance that bees have for her and her husband. She experienced three miscarriages in the past, and she felt that bees symbolize her struggles because they symbolize life and death. The symbolism of the bees, as well as the feeling of them all around her provided for a very spiritual experience. She felt like she was able to fully connect with nature.

Did she get stung? Of Course! However, none of the bees intentionally attacked her. She was stung three times. She was stung one time because she accidentally sat on a bee. Another time she was stung because she accidentally crushed a bee with one of her arms.

Upon hearing this story some people might question how safe this would be for an unborn baby. Well, her unborn baby was unharmed. Honey bees happen to be very docile and safe to be around.

Mueller was pregnant with her fourth child, and she said that with four children, her and her husband are “good to go.”

Tourists Flock to Omaha for Christmas Around the World

Nebraska’s largest city seems like an unlikely place to experience international culture, but holiday seekers in Omaha are thronging to the city this month to attend local cultural festivals. More than 1,000 visitors have arrived in Omaha in December to attend Christmas events celebrating Irish, Mexican, and German cultures. According to the the Omaha Visitors Bureau, Omaha’s holiday events attract tourists from all over the country, including states like California and Texas. The popularity of Omaha’s Christmas activities has inspired tour companies to offer visitors special “Christmas Around the World” tour packages.

To the delight of out-of-towners, the city’s German-American Society hosted its annual Christmas in Germany celebration on December 3. The celebration was held at the society’s headquarters on South 120th Street. Guests enjoyed singing traditional German Christmas carols and watched German folk dancers perform as they consumed German mulled wine and ate German bratwurst. The festivities concluded with a sing-along of “Stille Nacht” and a surprise visit from St. Nicholas.

Visitors also experienced a Christmas in Mexico celebration in the South 24th Street South historic district and traveled to Boys Town for the facility’s Irish Christmas. This celebration of Irish Christmas traditions includes an antique toy display at Father Flanagan’s Historic House in Omaha. Father Flanagan founded the non-profit organization that caters to disadvantaged children and was immortalized in the classic Hollywood film Boys Town, starring Spencer Tracy. The Irish Christmas open house is scheduled to run until December 16.

Other ongoing Christmas events include the Holiday Poinsettia Show at Lauritzen Gardens and the Omaha Symphony’s annual Christmas celebration. Additionally, a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is running at the Omaha Playhouse until December 23.

Bob Reina: He’s Someone To Admire

It can be very hard to find people to look up to in today’s world. There are a lot of people that are just not doing the right thing, and it is happening with people in positions of power. They get a little power and it goes right to their head. They don’t know how to behave in a normal fashion any longer. They think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread and they start to get an ego. It can be very difficult to deal with these types of people. How do you talk to them? How do you reason with them? They think they are on a different playing field than you are, so they look down on you.

 

That is the wonderful thing about Bob Reina. He’s always changing and evolving as a human being, because it is important to do that in order to succeed in life, but at his core, he is still humble, kind, and nice to the people he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. If someone didn’t know any better, they would not realize they were interacting with someone like Bob Reina. That is what a rare breed he is as a human being. They wouldn’t know they were talking to the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion and someone that used to work in law enforcement.

 

There is a message, however, he wants to get out to the public, and it is a message that is very near and dear to his heart. It is the message of never giving up. He knows how easy it can be for people to give up today when the going gets tough. However, he believes if people just hang in there, tough it out, and keep the good fight going, they will have success. As a matter of fact, he is living proof of that. Even though Bob Reina has had success in his life, it has not come easy. If it were easy, Bob Reina would not enjoy it as much. He enjoys it that much more when it’s done the right way and with the right attitude. Learn more:  http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/

 

He wants to fight, claw, and battle his way to the top. He has done that as the CEO and founder of Talk Fusion. They have earned their awards, including the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. It has many wondering what is in store for the next ten years with Talk Fusion. They have been ahead of the curve, and that promises to only keep happening as time goes on with this great company led by an even greater man, which is truly saying something because he’s special in so many ways.

 

Chicago Police Officers Risk Their Lives To Save Children In Burning Building

Every day across the Midwest, tens of thousands of firefighters and police officers put their lives in danger to protect others. While many stories go untold, sometimes they get the recognition they deserve. Such was the case of a Chicago officer Jason Fong and his partner, Raymond Baretto.

It was a day like any other; they were patrolling their beat on Monday, January 29th. Out of nowhere, a woman came running towards them screaming and crying. She was holding onto three small children and was visibly shaken. She told the officers that a home in the East Garfield Park neighborhood was engulfed in flames.

The officers were not suited up for this event, and they had no formal training in intense fire rescues. The smoke was so thick, and the fire was burning their skin as they entered the building. However, there were kids trapped inside. Fong said that all he could think about was his family and how he would want someone to help them. The smoke was thick and black, but these brave heroes were worried about the 5, 2 and 1-month old children inside.

Everyone made it out safely. The officers were overcome with smoke from the devastating fire. They were checked and released at Rush University Medical Center. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this fire. While the building was a total loss, the residents of 3900 West Congress Parkway will rebuild.

As for the officers, they are being honored as hometown heroes. Cops and firefighters often work together to save lives; however, without the right equipment or formal training for such a disaster recovery, it could have ended in tragedy rather than victory. Fong doesn’t want praise for doing what any other fellow officer should do. He knows their actions were made from split-second decisions, but he would do it again if given a chance.

Little Known Fact: Wisconsin Donated Over 17,000 lbs of Cheese To Harvey Victims

This past summer, Hurricane Harvey really did a number on people’s lives. Many people were displaced and their homes were flooded out. Social chaos ensued in some areas.

Wisconsin did its part to help those affected by Harvey. It may be a little known fact that Wisconsin donated over 17,000 pounds of cheese to Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The cheese came from local cheese makers and farmers in the state of Wisconsin. Twenty-six companies, in total, took part in the effort.

On a Friday, a truck packed with dairy goods left Madison, Wisconsin, and embarked on a journey to Texas. The truck was packed full of cheese—cheddar wedges, string cheese, cheese curds and more. Three-hundred pounds of butter were also sent down to the Houston Food Bank.

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, a non-profit, spearheaded the state-wide donation drive. They initially intended to receive about 200 pounds of cheese donations, though they kept receiving more and more.

It is not surprising that Wisconsin has donated so much cheese to hurricane victims. Wisconsin is known for its cheese production. The state has the largest number of cheese plants in the United States, and it produces 600 varieties of cheese.

The donors of the cheese hoped that their products would bring some comfort to the hurricane victims, since cheese happens to be comfort food.

Cheese is nutrient dense. Even though it may be unhealthy to eat too much cheese on a frequent basis, it is a good thing to have in times of disaster and desperation when there aren’t many resources around. Relatively small amounts of cheese are packed with calcium, fat, calories and other nutrients.

With its own unique contribution, Wisconsin has followed the same humanitarian path for the plight of Harvey victims as other companies, organizations and celebrities.