‘Planet Earth’-Themed Raves Are A Big Hit In The UK

first_imgIf you’ve ever admired the beauty of Planet Earth or Blue Planet, then there’s a good chance you’ve dreamed about having your life narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the 91-year-old British naturalist who lends his exquisite voice to these acclaimed documentaries. And since you’re not a humpback whale or a bird of paradise, it’s safe to assume that this will never happen.Fortunately, some enterprising music fans in the UK have created the next best thing by combining stately narration and high-production value nature documentaries with another British pastime: the rave. Known as David Attenborough’s Jungle Boogie, the traveling event puts on “a tribute to our national treasure through the medium of Disco.”The all-night dance party recently sold out its first two editions in Leeds and Liverpool, and high demand has inspired the organizers to book at least ten follow-ups in places like Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, and Manchester. At the events, attendees have an opportunity to take photos with a life-size cutout of Sir David Attenborough, dance to music that has been remixed with samples of Attenborough’s glorious narrations, and watch some of the BBC’s most cherished nature footage. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the parties goes to World Land Trust, a rainforest conservation organization that has worked with Attenborough.“The concept of ‘Jungle Boogie’ is that we transform a venue into a rainforest, play Blue Planet visuals on a projector, and get local DJs to play House, Disco, Funk, and Soul,” organizer Louis Jadwat told The Independent.While Sir David Attenborough’s voice may be a distinctly British treat, his work is enjoyed by plenty of Americans as well. Much like the migrating sea creatures of Blue Planet and Blue Planet II, we hope this event eventually makes its way across the ocean.[H/T – MixMag]last_img read more

Could these converted shed-homes be North Queensland’s most ‘Australian’ houses?

first_imgThis home is for sale at 118 Toolakea Beach Road, Bluewater. It has three-bedrooms and one-bathroom. The asking price for this ‘shome’ is $299,000. The master-bedroom takes up a third of the overall barn. Located only 35 minutes north of Mackay, this barn-style home sits on 17.5 acres and is surrounded by lush garden. The ceiling is tongue and groove pine and 20ft high with tiled floors, and a fireplace in the lounge for warmth and a cosy ambience. 118 Toolakea Beach Road, Bluewater The master-bedroom at 11 Edgecumbe Court, Toomulla.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 RELATED: Ever wanted to sleep inside a giant potato? Where do our Marvel superheroes call home? Inside luxury floodproof floating homes 636 Kuttabul Mount Jukes Road, Mount Jukes Nestled in a private court, only a few hundred metres from the pristine sands of Toomulla Beach. The home offers all the comforts, with no expense spared to create the perfect lifestyle.center_img This home is for sale at 11 Edgecumbe Court, Toomulla. It boasts six car spaces, one bedroom and a bathroom. The asking price for this gem is $199,000. It’s no secret Aussies’s love their sheds, but would you live in one? If the answer is yes —now’s your chance.These elaborate ‘shomes,’ are currently on the market in North Queensland, and if you lift up the roller-door, you’ll find everything a classic home has to offer.With enough space to rival a mechanic’s workshop, and farmhouse decor to make any interior designer swoon, converted sheds can offer the best of both worlds. So if the idea of shacking up with your car, boat, or campervan, gets your motor running — check out these hot listings. Inside the shed-home at 118 Toolakea Beach Road. While you work on the plumbed slab for your new home, you are able to live in this fully lined and tiled 20 metre purpose built shed. Surrounded by mango trees, and bush this home has plenty of space to keep horses. This home is for sale at 11 Edgecumbe Court, Toomulla. It boasts six car spaces, one bedroom and a bathroom. The asking price for this gem is $199,000. 11 Edgecumbe Court, Toomulla This home is for sale at 636 Kuttabul Mount Jukes Road, Mount Jukes. It features six-car spaces, two-bedroom and two-bathrooms. The asking price for this ‘shome’ is $610,000. READ MORE IN REAL ESTATElast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, October 6, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, October 6, 2014:•8:15 a.m. David R. McComb, 54, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with theft in the 1200 W. 8th, Wellington.•10:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to tractor parts in the 400 block E. 3rd Wellington.•2:57 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Frederick N. Winter, 49, Anthony, and Amy D. McLain, 46, Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Marlow, 36, Wichita, fixed objects/electric poles owned by city of Wellington and Cable Television poles owned by Sumner Cable TV, Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Jeremy L. Marlow, 36, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•On October 5, 2014 at 3:45 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.•4:57 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 200 block S. Haslet, Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of building materials in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•On October 5, 2014 at 8:18 p.m. juvenile, male, 17, Milan was arrested, charged and confined with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.•9:23 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block S. C, Wellington.•10:12 p.m. Joseph F. McCracken, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.last_img read more

Gallegly fundraising healthy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventTenenbaum, 37, an attorney from Westlake Village, put his name on the ballot for the 24th Congressional District race on March 10, after learning that Gallegly was about to retire. Gallegly did announce his retirement. But, after realizing his last-minute announcement was about to touch off a bizarre political situation in which Tenenbaum – a Gallegly critic and a political unknown – would be the only GOP candidate, Gallegly decided not to retire after all. In recanting his retirement, Gallegly promised that if he wins this election, it will be his last. On Friday, Gallegly said that proclaiming himself a lame duck from the beginning of the campaign has not hurt his image or his local fundraising efforts. “We’ve been very up front and very honest with everyone on this,” Gallegly said. He said the $87,864 he raised between Jan. 31 and March 31 was mostly from unsolicited donations. Tenenbaum’s challenge, Gallegly said, has not been a factor in his efforts. “We give 100 percent in everything that we’ve done. We don’t let someone else establish how we run our campaign,” he said. Gallegly has about $1.1 million cash on hand, an aide said. Tenenbaum filed his statement of candidacy – a form that every new candidate must fill out within 15 days of raising or spending $5,000 – on April 3. He has until April 23 to designate a principal campaign committee and disclose his donations, according to the FEC. [email protected] (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Despite his surprising decision to retire, then his change of his mind, Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, has raised nearly $90,000 for his 11th and final congressional race, according to campaign finance reports released Friday. Meanwhile, Michael Tenenbaum, Gallegly’s challenger for the GOP nomination, recently passed the $5,000 reporting threshold and is expected to file a campaign disclosure report within 15 days. On Friday, he said his campaign is financially healthy, but declined to talk dollars and cents. “I will make all the required disclosures under federal election law,” he said. last_img read more