‘There’s Leslie Knopes All Over the Place’

Noble Horvath

When the hit show Parks and Recreation came to an end in 2015, fans mourned the loss of an uplifting comedy about essential workers. To celebrate Treat Yo’Self Day and the arrival of the series on Peacock, series star Jim O’Heir shared what it was like to talk to actual government employees about their jobs.

‘Parks and Recreation’ aired for 7 seasons on NBC

(l-r) Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Retta, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, Aziz Ansari in 'Parks and Recreation' Season 3
(l-r) Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Retta, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Jim O’Heir, Aziz Ansari in ‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 3 | Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

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The series began airing in 2009. It starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, an upbeat employee at the Pawnee parks and recreation department. Leslie works alongside many others, including Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Donna Smeagle (Retta), and Jerry (or Garry, Larry,

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Indonesia sees uptick in travel demand to Turkey and Dubai

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A combination of pent-up wanderlust and lockdown fatigue is driving demand for international travel among Indonesian travellers, with a pick up in outbound tourism bookings, following the reopening of borders in Turkey and the UAE.

Fonny Wijaya, general manager at Tripuri Wisata, said that the agency has sent more than 10 tour groups to Turkey since the end of July, even last month when Jakarta reimposed large-scale social restrictions across the capital city.

Travel agency Tripuri Wisata hosting an Indonesian tour group in Turkey recently 

“At first, it was a bit difficult to sell Turkey because people were still worried about Covid 19. (However,) after the first and second groups travelled, demand began to increase, especially bookings for departures in October to December,” she said, adding that the pandemic has not deterred Indonesian tourists from travelling to destinations open to foreign visitors.

Interestingly, the demand is not only flowing from

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Barrett back on Capitol Hill for senators’ final questions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings as senators dig deeper into the conservative judge’s outlook on abortion, health care and a potentially disputed presidential election — the Democrats running out of time to stop Republicans pushing her quick confirmation.

Wednesday’s session is set to be Barrett’s last before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has been batting away questions in long and lively exchanges, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court but decide cases “as they come.”

Her nomination by President Donald Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has ground other legislative business to a halt as Republicans excited by the prospect of locking in a 6-3 conservative court majority race to confirm her over Democratic objections before Election Day.

“We’re going to fill this vacancy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the

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3 Top Travel Stocks to Buy Now

Noble Horvath

As everyone knows, the travel and leisure industry is in the dumps right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet better therapeutics are coming to market every day, and with each passing day, we are getting closer to a vaccine. Bill Gates believes there could be vaccine approvals as early as December or January, meaning the pandemic could end by mid- to late 2021.

There is likely a lot of pent-up demand for travel after a year of restricted movement. Given the run-up in “stay-at-home” stocks this year, investors may wish to look at high-quality travel and leisure stocks that are still down on the year.

That’s why MGM Resorts International  (NYSE:MGM), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) all look like promising “post-vaccine” bounce-back travel picks today.

Sunglasses and a facemask on a suitcase.

Three stocks to play a travel turnaround. Image source: Getty Images.

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Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) recently took

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Pfizer raises awareness on World Arthritis Day to support patients across Africa and the Middle East

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Dubai: To help improve the lives of rheumatoid arthritis patients across Africa and the Middle East region and to mark the World Arthritis Day (WAD), a global awareness-raising day conceived by The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), Pfizer held several initiatives recently. The initiatives included ‘Digital Inspire 2020’, a forum held annually that this year brought together 14 renowned rheumatologists from around the globe. Over 1000 participants from 38 countries attended this year’s conference in a digital setting. It explored latest advances and treatments to support patients living with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory disorder.

Yasser El Dershaby, Vice President of Pfizer and Medical Affairs Lead for Africa and Middle East Region, commented: “Rheumatoid arthritis remains to be one of the most common rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease (RMDs) in the region. The condition causes significant joint inflammation and pain impacting daily and occupational activities for patients; however, there is hope,

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India’s tally surpasses 7.1 mln, Indonesia reports 3,906 new cases

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People walk past the graffiti art to create awareness on COVID-19 in Bangalore, India, Oct. 12, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

— India’s deaths rise to 109,856, total cases reach 7,175,880;

— Infections in Indonesia increase by 3,906 to 340,622;

— The Philippines reports 1,990 new cases, tally at 344,713;

— Bangladesh reports 1,537 new infections, 381,275 in total.

HONG KONG, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia-Pacific countries:

NEW DELHI — With 55,342 new cases registered in India over the past 24 hours, the country’s total tally rose to 7,175,880, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

The death toll reached 109,856 with 706 deaths since Monday morning, added the ministry’s data.

Still there are 838,729 active COVID-19 cases across the country, while 6,227,295 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

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ATP Tour Rights Deal Makes Tennis Channel The American Home Of ATP Tour Tennis

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Tennis Channel and ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP as the governing body of men’s professional tennis, have concluded a multiyear television and digital rights deal that will make the network the exclusive U.S. television home of the majority of ATP Tour events. 

As part of an agreement that begins in 2021, the channel will be the sole American broadcaster of the high-profile ATP Masters 1000 events – tournaments that are surpassed in prestige only by the sport’s four majors (the Grand Slams). This means that for the first time Tennis Channel viewers will watch all of these competitions live from opening day through the trophy presentations. The

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Staten Island Home of the Week: ‘Storybook’ English-Tudor, Grasmere, $2.5M

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This five-bedroom, three-bathroom custom-built home is “just 10 miles from Wall Street” at 78 Windermere Road, Grasmere.

78 Windermere Road, Grasmere


It is priced at  $2,499,000  according to the listing on SILive.com.

78 Windermere Road, Grasmere


“As you walk up the stone path to the house you are met by an English Garden right out of a magazine. The stone exterior was painstakingly restored to its original condition and the slate roof/copper gutters were recently replaced for a totally maintenance free exterior,” as listed.

78 Windermere Road, Grasmere


The listing on Staten Island Multiple Listing Service at SIBOR.com states that the home’s kitchen features  “custom cherry wood cabinetry and granite countertops; the tumbled marble floor is beautiful and durable at the same time. The kitchen also includes  a Viking stove and commercial exhaust. There is also a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.

78 Windermere Road, Grasmere


“The dining room located across from the kitchen is the perfect area for the family to gather.There

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National Museum of the US Army to open on Veterans Day

Noble Horvath

After several months of COVID-19-related construction delays, the D.C. region’s newest free museum is set to open to the public on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

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The National Museum of the United States Army, the first and only museum dedicated to the entire history of the U.S. Army, will be free to the public. (Courtesy Army Historical Foundation/U.S. Army)

After several months of coronavirus pandemic-related construction delays, the D.C. region’s newest free museum is set to open to the public on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

The National Museum of the United States Army is located in a publicly accessible area of Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Construction on the privately funded museum began in 2016. The 185,000-square-foot museum houses almost 1,400 artifacts throughout 11 galleries in the five-story building. The museum’s 84 acres also include a garden, amphitheater and a parade ground.

The National Museum of the U.S. Army is

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You may hear some Linkin Park influence on BMTH’s new music

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[Photos via Bring Me The Horizon/Spotify, Linkin Park/Spotify]

Linkin Park are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Hybrid Theory.

Now, Bring Me The Horizon are joining in on the festivities and revealing how the 2000 album continues to influence them today.

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On Oct. 9, Linkin Park unveiled the Hybrid Theory 20th Anniversary Edition. The box set includes rarities, unheard demos and other songs from their time recording Hybrid Theory. Even 20 years later, the album still continues to inspire artists of all different genres including Bring Me The Horizon.

Over the past few months, BMTH have given fans a taste of their new music with the single “Parasite Eve” and their YUNGBLUD collab “Obey.” Currently, Bring Me The Horizon are working on their next release Post Human. The album is

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