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Camp overnight in incredible in a UFO spaceship themed pod in wales

Landing for business in 2015, Apple Camping offers guests an overnight stay in a saucer-shaped pod in Redberth, Wales. This themed accommodation is held up on stilts complete with a smoke machine and a night-time laser display that would make E.T. jealous. Held up by stilts, the entrance door drops down from its hinges via remote control to reveal steps in the style of a classic spaceship.

The futuristic design also extends into the pod’s interior with a dome built on top for stargazing throughout the night and eight windows inside that offer 360 degree views.

For those with a love for retro games, this spaceship includes classic arcade favourites from the 80s such as Defender and Space Invaders.

Two singles and a double bed are available to choose equipped with a kitchen area, sink, kettle, a toaster and fridge.

On the Apple Camping Instagram account, one post says the campsite allows “friends and loved ones to escape from the lunacy of our silly silly planet”.

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 in doubt after Covid outbreak in Gypsy King’s camp

Wilder, on the other hand, has been vocal in the build-up, and has already declared he believes Fury will cheat in order to retain the WBC strap.

The Bronze Bomber has frequently claimed Fury tampered with his gloves in their second fight, and has declared the fight was stopped prematurely, as well as claiming his ring walk attire was too heavy, causing him to be unable to move properly.

Now, he has claimed Fury’s team is preparing a “master plan” to cheat and gain an illegal advantage.

He said this week: “You think he ain’t gonna try to cheat this time? Oh they’re thinking of it, they’re coming up with a master plan.

Author: Daniel Blackham
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What experts suggest you do after hundreds exposed during COVID outbreak at ministry camp

LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) — Clear Creek Community Church in League City canceled in-person events this week after reporting an outbreak of COVID-19 during their student ministry camp.

Galveston County Health Authority Dr. Philip Kaiser said they have confirmed at least 42 positive cases from Galveston County residents who attended the camp, but lead Pastor Bruce Wesley says more than 125 members have reported positive cases.

The church reportedly rented campgrounds outside of Galveston County exclusively for more than 450 adults and youths from sixth through 12th grade.

SEE ALSO: COVID-19 outbreak reported among Galveston Co. church members after camp

Galveston County is now investigating the outbreak to determine if the Delta variant sparked the mass infection.

“We’re testing it for the Delta variant to see if that’s the cause for it spreading so rapidly among that group,” said Kaiser.

Among the infections, Kaiser said there are breakthrough cases where vaccinated people contracted the virus.

“It’s a good cautionary tale for other churches that are considering having get-togethers. You know, be careful, particularly, when you’re getting together kids, most of whom haven’t been vaccinated yet because they’re not old enough,” said Dr. Kaiser.

Children 11 and younger are still not eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.

SEE ALSO: COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Houston for children under age 2

Dr. Stan Spinner, the chief medical officer and vice president of pediatrics and urgent care at Texas Children’s Hospital, said that even though summer camps are back in full swing, the virus still exists.

Spinner said the decision to send an un-vaccinated child to camp depends on the camp and each child. His biggest recommendation is to prioritize small group gatherings.

“Ones that don’t have large numbers of kids that are mixing and matching all the time. The ones that kind of keep the group together, would be a little bit less of a risk,” Spinner said.

He advises all parents to ask about social distancing and hygiene protocols, if the camp has a plan for a child with COVID symptoms and if all employees are vaccinated.

“You know we’re not asking what their religious beliefs are. We’re not asking who they voted for in an election. We’re asking how protected they are to protect ourselves. I think that’s a fair question,” said Spinner.

Outdoor camps are safer than indoor camps, day camps are safer than sleepaway camps and small groups are safer than larger crowds.

“It’s all what that risk-benefit ratio is for your child,” said Spinner. “If your child really enjoys camp, but they missed out on a lot that last year and a half. So I think it’s relatively safe.”

Clear Creek Community Church posted this letter to their website from Wesley.

Dear Church Family,

Sunday services at CCCC campuses are canceled for Sunday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 7 due to a significant number of people testing positive for COVID-19 after returning from camp.

Our recent Student Ministry Camp was a wonderful experience with many of our students placing their faith in Jesus and growing in their faith. More than 400 people participated in our Camp Creek (6th grade – 12th grade) last week, the reports are enthusiastically positive.

Unfortunately, upon return from camp, 125+ campers and adults reported to us that they tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, hundreds more were exposed to COVID-19 at camp. And hundreds of others were likely exposed when infected people returned home from camp. We seek to remain in contact with those impacted. If you, or someone in your family, begins to have symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately.

In cooperation with the Galveston County Health District, we decided to cancel services and to issue a press release. We anticipate that services will resume Sunday, July 11

From the beginning of the pandemic, we have sought to love our neighbors by practicing strict safety protocols. We are surprised and saddened by this turn of events. Our hearts break for those infected with the virus. Please pray for a speedy and complete recovery for all of those affected

Messages left with the church were not immediately returned.

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Author: Shelley Childers
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New plans unveiled: 200 micro-shelters to be placed at state-owned homeless camp

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A nonprofit has launched its latest fundraising campaign to provide transitional housing to more than 200 people experiencing homelessness while they search for something more permanent.

To do so, The Other Ones Foundation [TOOF] will utilize state-owned land Governor Abbott signed off in 2019.

The nonprofit will need around $ 5.5 million dollars to transform the lot into four neighborhoods, made up of 200 individual housing units. Each unit is 8×12 and is fully-insulated, air conditioned and is big enough for one or two people to lay down cots and other personal belongings.

Blueprints for the new transitional camp. (Courtesy: The Other Ones Foundation)

The blueprints also showcase new bathrooms, showers and kitchens. The foundation says there will be case managers on site and employment opportunities for residents. TOOF says it has already raised around $ 2 million. The 200 units of housing could begin installation by the end of 2021.

“We here in Austin, Texas have a phenomenal opportunity to combat this crisis now. Now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not six months from now. Right now,” Founder and CEO of TOOF Chris Baker said at the fundraising event. “The program designs are fully-fleshed out, the site design is fully fleshed out. And we are ready to go.”

“We are already light years ahead of any sort of half-baked plans that have come down the pipe on this site.”

Chris Baker, The Other Ones Foundation

ATX Helps, the group that once said it would build a shelter on the property, but abandoned the idea for safety reasons during the pandemic, has pledged to collaborate with TOOF’s plan. However, Dewitt Peart, the CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance and representative for ATX Helps, didn’t specifically say they would donate the remaining funds it gathered for the shelter to TOOF. Peart said the funds would be strategically invested to help unsheltered people.

The City of Austin is not directly funding this project either, but is supporting TOOF by employing some of the Camp Esperanza residents and providing showers on-site.

What is Camp Esperanza

The camp sits on an L-shaped lot on land owned by the Texas Department of Transportation off of US Highway 183 near Montopolis Drive.

The campsite first opened on Nov. 7, 2019 as a place where people experiencing homelessness could go while the state cleared out encampments beneath overpasses at a time when shelters in the city were full.

This unique encampment became a reality because Governor Abbott designated the state land. Abbott tasked state agencies with some aspects of operating the camp.

TOOF relocated its headquarters to the back of the lot in August 2020.

Author: Alex Caprariello
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Video: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Switch Vs. GBA Comparison

Beyond a few Spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Advance Wars series hasn’t seen a skirmish in thirteen years. At this point, we’d assumed this tactical, army-based RPG had been long forgotten, considering the developers Intelligent Systems have their flagship series, Fire Emblem, to fill that tactical gap. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Nintendo announced during their E3 Direct that the two entries from the Game Boy Advance would be receiving remakes in the form of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on Switch.

Since Intelligent Systems has had a lot on their plate lately, with Paper Mario: The Origami King and now WarioWare: Get It Together! on Switch, development duties have been passed on to WayForward (the team behind the Shantae series) and even though the graphical stylings have changed considerably, they seem to be paying a faithful tribute to this beloved classic.

So to help paint a better picture of just how close these remakes are getting to the original, we figured let’s boot up the original and compare the first few battles with the Orange Star army to the skirmishes in this brand new toybox-like version on Switch.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Nintendo Confirms Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Will Include Online Support

Apart from Metroid Dread, one of the other standout announcements of Nintendo’s E3 Direct was the return of the Advance Wars games from the GBA generation.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is being made by the Shantae developer WayForward and has had a facelift (as you probably already noticed), but apart from this, we don’t know much else about this updated two-in-one release.

At the end of the Nintendo Treehouse Advance Wars segment, Nintendo of America’s representatives confirmed the Re-Boot would include “online gameplay” – with more details about it coming soon. It was also briefly mentioned how there would be support for “up to four players”.

Over on Nintendo’s official game page, it’s mentioned how up to four players will be able to battle each other across dozens of maps, and that online play will require users to have a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Adding to this, the eShop listing says the game is 1-2 players online, and 2-4 players via local wireless.

Obviously, online play wasn’t part of the original GBA titles, so it’s great to see this modern take including these newer features.

Are you looking forward to the return of Advance Wars this December? Leave a comment down below.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Shantae Developer WayForward Is Making Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Advance Wars 1+2 Re Boot Camp© WayForward / Nintendo

The Game Boy Advance generation had an amazing library of games, but some of the standouts of the lot were the Advance Wars games by Intelligent Systems – best known for the Fire Emblem series.

Nintendo’s obviously announced that it’ll be reviving this classic turn-based tactical series, and it appears it’s getting some assistance from the Shantae developer, WayForward. The studio has also confirmed this over on its Twitter account:

As you can see from the trailer, the first two games have undergone quite the makeover – with pixels being replaced with trademark WayForward art and also some new 3D graphics.

Are you excited to team up with Nell, Andy, Max and Sami once again, when Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp arrives this December? What do you think of the series’ new look? Leave your thoughts down below.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Travellers force two schools to close after camp set up on playing field

A number of caravans reportedly arrived on Sunday evening at Alun School, which shares grounds with Ysgol Maes Garmon, in Mold, North Wales. Pupils at both schools are using remote learning today as a result.
Police say they are “actively utilising legal powers,” reports North Wales Live. However, parents online have expressed their anger at their children having to miss their education.

“Surely the law needs to change. If we took a caravan on holiday and parked anywhere we felt like we would be paying massive fines,” wrote one man on Facebook.

“People think it’s ok to protest about Kill the Bill when it gives more power to the police to deal with situations like this and stop costing local councils thousands of pounds,” another social media user wrote.

Another posted: “What about the GCSE assessments? It’s ridiculous that they can do just what they want.”

One comment reads: “Here we go again! This needs to be stopped.”

In a joint statement, both schools say they are working closely with the police and council to resolve the matter.

It reads: “Due to unauthorised visitors on the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus, both schools will be closed to pupils and staff on Tuesday 4 May.

“Remote learning will be in place and pupils should follow their usual timetable.

“The school understands the disruption that this will cause for pupils and families.

“We are working closely with the council and North Wales Police to resolve the issues on site as soon as possible.

“Further information will follow regarding arrangements for later in the week and provision for families entitled to Free School Meals.”

North Wales Police used Facebook to reassure the community in Mold.

Its post says: “We would like to reassure the local community that we are aware of the Travellers which are currently at Alun School in Mold and the matter is in hand.  

“The group have been served notice to leave and we are actively utilising legal powers and are working closely with our colleagues at Flintshire County Council.”

The authority, led by the Labour Party, has apologised for the disruption.

Claire Homard, Flintshire Council’s Chief Officer, Education and Youth, said: “Due to an unauthorised encampment at the Mold Alun and Ysgol Maes Garmon shared campus we have had to make the decision to temporarily close both schools – to pupils and staff – on Tuesday 4th May.

“We apologise for the disruption and are working to resolve the situation. Parents and carers are asked to check their emails for an update from the schools.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

APD, other local first responders doing 'active attack' training at Camp Mabry

Author: Billy Gates
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Emergency agencies around Austin are holding “active attack” response training from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Mabry.

The Austin Police Department said in a news release that is why there will be “a marked increase” at the military headquarters. Austin-Travis County EMS, the Austin Fire Department, Camp Mabry security and other agencies will all take part in the training.

APD says the purpose of the training is to work with all emergency responders in what the department calls a “realistic scenario that tests and refreshes response protocols to ensure we are prepared.”

It’s a previously scheduled, yearly training and isn’t due to recent incidents, and there aren’t any known threats to the community currently, APD said.

KXAN will have a photographer at the training and will interview APD and Camp Mabry personnel after the training is over.

Haaland camp praised for 'making right choice' as Liverpool given green light

Erling Haaland’s camp has been praised for always choosing the club that’s best for him in the past.

And it’s because his advisors have previously been so successful that Haaland’s first coach at Bryne FK, Alf Ingve Berntsen, believes they’ll make the correct call again in this summer’s transfer window.

Borussia Dortmund star Haaland is tipped to complete a £150million transfer in the summer – but where he will go is anyone’s guess.

His dad Alf-Inge and his agent Mino Raiola went to see some potential buyers just last week and were spotted flying into Barcelona[1] from Nice to speak with club president Joan Laporta.

They later headed to the Spanish capital to chat with Real Madrid[2] chiefs before flying to the UK to hold similar meetings with Chelsea,[3] Liverpool, Manchester City[4] and Man United.

Erling Haaland's camp has been praised for always choosing the club that's best for him in the past
Erling Haaland’s camp has been praised for always choosing the club that’s best for him in the past

There is an argument for every one of these clubs potentially signing Haaland, with Chelsea[5] and United among the candidates who can afford the Norwegian’s contract demands, and City holding sentimental value, given Alf-Inge represented them.

But Haaland is still no closer to making a final decision on his next club and will likely see out this campaign with Dortmund, who are still competitive in the Champions League, before making an announcement.

Haaland’s first coach Berntsen would like the striker to join Liverpool as this is his team.

But he too has no inclination as to where the forward will end up. He only knows that it will likely be the ‘right choice’ for Haaland given his track record in the transfer market to this point.

“If I had to decide, I’d go for Liverpool because that’s my club – but I don’t decide,” Berntsen told BBC 5 LIVE.[7][6]

“I don’t have a clue what they will do, Erling and his team have made very good choices and shown great knowledge in choosing the club that’s best for him in the past.”


  1. ^ Barcelona (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Real Madrid (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Chelsea, (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ Manchester City (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ Chelsea (www.mirror.co.uk)
  6. ^ Liverpool (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  7. ^ BBC 5 LIVE. (www.bbc.co.uk)

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