Irma was such a jerk.
The MiMo Biscayne Association is turning to the community to help find the top of the head of the world famous Coppertone Girl sign.
She lost her head during Hurricane Irma.
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Update: 4:25 PM EST
Pope Francis has arrived in Havana, Cuba to kick off his multi-day trip to the island nation and the United States of America.
At around 4:03 PM EST, Francis stepped on Cuba soil and was greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro.
A military band welcomed Francis and a group of young Cuban children handed him flowers.
Castro spoke on the tarmac of Jose Marti International Airport about how Cuba was willing to work with the global community on climate change- an obvious olive branch to the Pontiff’s efforts on the issue.
— Informando (@InformandoRD7) September 19, 2015
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Zoo Miami has been closed since Saturday over concerns about animal safety after torrential rains have flooded the southern-most section of Miami-Dade County.
According to the AP, nearby Miami Executive Airport had already tabulated more than 13 inches of rain in December by Tuesday morning.
The incredible deluge has made much of the park unusable and unsafe for human visitors.
According to the AP, fish from a nearby lake were spotted swimming under benches meant for human visitors and many walkways are underwater.
The more concerning issue for zoo officials is the threat to animal life that sustained flooding can have.
According to the Miami Herald, some animals, including the lions are usually kept from the public by a moat system. With the water at such a high level, the lions could easily swim across the moat and enter the public area.
“With a high water level, there is no longer a barrier,” Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill told the Miami Herald. “In reality, most animals can swim.”
According to WPLG TV, the animals are being kept in their “night houses” so they remain safe.
WATCH: WPLG (Local 10 Miami) Report On Zoo Miami Flooding
The zoo could open again Wednesday morning as the region begins to dry out from the unseasonably large amount of rain.
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By Paulus Choy
HONG KONG- “Slut walk” was held for the fifth time at Chater Garden in Central this Sunday, with protesters expressing concerns over recent sexual assaults in Hong Kong.
This event originated from Toronto, where a police officer said women should dress less “slutty” to avoid sexual crimes, sparking outcries and subsequent protests, according to the Hong Kong Slut Walk’s website.
Protests turned into a global movement, with Slut Walks happening in several places including Germany, Korea and now Hong Kong.
America’s very controversial personality Amber Rose, also organised her own Slut Walk, which occurred on 1st October this year.
The movement encouraged participants to dress in a provocative way, rebelling against social expectations and condemning gender violence on women.
Hong Kong’s Slut Walk organisers Sally Tang and Angie Ng discussed about gender violence before the march began, they talked about recent sexual assaults against women, they pleaded for societal and legal changes to better protect the rights of women.
They talked about a rape case involving an owner of a nursing home and a mentally-challenged girl, as the girl’s evidence was accepted by the Court, the owner was later acquitted.
Another case they talked about was a pub owner who drugged a girl and allegedly raped her.
He was sentenced to 240 hours of community service, as the judge found him to have an entrepreneurial mind and does not wish to harm his future.
Different concern groups came forth to give speeches, including migrant worker association Gabriella, and several political party-affiliated groups.
The protesters convened at around two in Chater Garden at Central, and started marching towards the High Court, ending their demonstration at Lan Kuai Fong district, which was a famous bar and clubbing spot for Hong Kongers.
Protesters shouted out pleads during their march, yelling out “my body my choice”,” my dress is not a yes.” and other slogans to express their concerns, which were also shown on their banners.
People of different races and nationalities came out to support: there was an Irish student, who talked about how women in Ireland is stripped of their rights to abortion; there was another student from the US, who came here to support the movement.
There were speeches as well as live performances throughout the protest; a group of students performed a poem in front of the High Court, some even painted pleads on their bodies, to express their anger.
There were roughly around a hundred people marching through Central.
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