TEWKSBURY (CBS) – Tewksbury Police say they have found the backyard rink where they will host a three-on-three matchup with youth players Jan. 27. Officers were looking for the best homemade hockey rink in town to set up a game to connect with young people in the community. The department said they received dozens of submissions. They have narrowed down the entries to just one – the Abruzi family’s rink. In a Tweet on Wednesday, police said they are ready for the big game – and their strategy is to wear the kids down. Tewksbury Police said they hope to set up more fun competitions before winter’s over. … [Read more...] about They Have A Winner! Tewksbury Police Have Chosen Backyard Rink For Pick-Up Hockey Game
There are few things more dangerous than the nostalgia of old men. We see the consequences of their longing for time gone by wherever we look around the globe today. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro seems to yearn for a country more like that of his youth, when he was a freshly minted artillery officer and a military junta ruled without the slightest concern for the will of the people. India’s 71-year-old prime minister, Narendra Modi , spent his youth as a member of a right-wing Hindu nationalist paramilitary organization that drew its inspiration from Italy’s National Fascist Party, and its imprint can be seen clearly as Modi has led the country throughout his tenure toward nationalism and away from democracy. Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party approved a resolution late last year that framed him as one of the country’s era-defining leaders alongside the two dominant leaders of his youth, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping . From Erdogan in Turkey to Orban in Hungary … [Read more...] about An Aging Vladimir Putin Hopes War Can Make a Sagging Empire Rise Again
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend, fans from all over the country will visit Minnesota for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. For some, it will be the coldest temperatures they have ever felt. So where does Minnesota stand in terms of the coldest places in the U.S.? Well, no surprise, Alaska beats everyone — by a lot. The state’s average annual temp is 26 degrees, while Minnesota’s is 40.1. READ MORE: Why Is 5G A Concern Around Airplanes? And What Solutions Are In The Works? “Alaska’s in their own category for cold,” said Pete Boulay, assistant state climatologist with the Minnesota State Climatology Office. “They know cold.” But after that, Boulay says it’s all pretty close. MinnPost ran the NOAA averages going back to 1901. North Dakota is 39.7. Minnesota and Maine are tied with 40.1. After that comes Wyoming, Montana, Vermont and Wisconsin. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: What Is ‘Wordle’? And Why Is It So Popular? “But if you look at what really matters, January … [Read more...] about How Does Minnesota Cold Stack Up Against Other States?