Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania was selected as the number one terrain park and half pipe on the East Coast by Transworld Snowboarding. This is the second year the park and pipe have been mentioned on the coveted list. Last year, because of the record high snowfalls, Seven Springs’ pipe measured an astounding 600 feet long with 18-foot-high walls.Laying pipe: Watch video of snowboarding at Seven Springs at blueridgeoutdoors.com
A viral photo showing a digital copy ofthe Bangkok Post frontpage with a headline “King orders PH Duterte, behaveduring the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit” is “fakenews,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a press briefing. MANILA – Palace officials belied reportsthat King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand told President Rodrigo Duterte to“behave” during his visit in Bangkok for a regional summit. “We asked him (a reporter from BangkokPost) if there was any truth to the front page and he said outright that it wasfake news,” Andanar said, while holding a physical copy of the Bangkok Postissue. “I would also like to remind everyone tobe respectful to the good relations between the Philippines and Thailand, andnot to create any fake news that would be detrimental to these relations,” hesaid. The actual newspaper had the same photosand layout, but instead of the alleged story about Duterte, one of itsheadlines read: “Suvit calls for Thailand to embrace 5G fast, or lag behindrivals.” “The Office of the President expressesits indignation over this cheap political stunt aimed at embarrassing PRRD(President Rodrigo Roa Duterte), thereby humiliating our country which herepresents before the global audience,” he said in a statement. “I would remind everybody to berespectful to His Majesty, the King of Thailand. They have been very generous,very courteous and have been good hosts to us Filipinos and the rest of ASEAN,”Andanar said. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo condemned the fake report and labeled it as “black propaganda” and a “cheappolitical stunt” against the President. The false report surfaced online hoursbefore Duterte arrived at the Royal Thai Air Force Base and a day before theopening of the 35th ASEAN Summit in the Thai capital./PN Secretary Martin Andanar presents a real copy of the Bangkok Post newspaper, to show that the story claiming that President Rodrigo Duterte was told to “behave” by King Maha Vajiralongkorn was fake, during a press conference in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Friday night. PCOO GLOBAL MEDIA AFFAIRS Panelo warned that Thailand “has one ofthe strictest” laws against people who offend the dignity of a reigningsovereign. The National Bureau of Investigation hasbeen tasked to trace the source of the fake report, the Communication chiefsaid. “The political enemies of the Presidentappear to have thrown decency to the garbage bin even as they parade themselvesas a rambunctious minority in our country,” he said. The digital image, thus, appears to havebeen edited. Disrespecting the King of Thailand is acriminal offense punishable by imprisonment up to 15 years, Andanar said.
MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors at their meeting Tuesday morning will consider pay raises for the next fiscal year for all the county’s elected officials except for themselves.The county’s Compensation Board back on December 10th recommended two-and-three-quarter percent increases in the salaries of the county’s attorney, auditor, recorder, sheriff and treasurer, as well as the three county supervisors for the county’s fiscal year that starts on July 1st.According to a copy of the resolution prepared for tomorrow’s meeting, the supervisors will accept the Compensation Board’s recommendations for all other elected officials but will freeze their salary at $52,460 for Fiscal Year 2019.By law, the supervisors are not allowed to approve anything higher than the board’s recommendation, but they can freeze or cut their own pay.The supervisors decided to freeze their own pay for the current fiscal year. The supervisors meet at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning in the board room on the first floor of the courthouse.