Terrific News Tuesday

We are always the same age inside. – Gertrude Stein

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Zinke
  • On the Road
  • Chobani Yogurt
  • Coachella 2017
  • Stanley Cup & NBA Playoffs

Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Zinke:

It was nice to hear about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke taking time out of his busy schedule to help members of Rolling Thunder clean the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

One other day, Zinke helped scoop snow around the Lincoln Memorial.

Applause to Zinke for making a difference and setting an example.

On the Road (Eugene Yoon):

Several years ago Eugene Yoon helped a guy he never met named Arthur Renowitzky walk again by purchasing a device to help him. Yoon raised money for the device by walking from the Mexico border to the Canadian border.

Now Yoon is helping others. Check out this “On the Road” segment to read/watch the rest of the story.

Chobani Yogurt:

From CBS’ 60 Minutes…

Hamdi Ulukaya built the best-selling yogurt brand in the U.S. after coming here 23 years ago. Today, 70% of Chobani employees are American born, 30% are immigrants and refugees.

This is a great story of somebody starting with nothing and building a company. Read/watch the amazing story HERE.

Coachella 2017:

Are you ready? The good news is that Coachella 2017 kicks off this weekend. It’s an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley, in the Colorado Desert. (Source).

Check out the lineup HERE.

Coachella is on my bucket list…

Stanley Cup Playoffs:

The good news is that the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs start Wednesday (April 12)! Who do you think will win it?

NBA Playoffs:

Since the NHL playoffs are starting, the NBA playoffs can’t be too far behind. The good news is that the 2017 NBA playoffs begin Saturday, April 15. Will the Cavs repeat or will the Celtics step and take care of them in the eastern conference finals? Will the Warriors or Spurs be the team to beat from the west?



7 thoughts on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. NHL – Pittsburgh vs Anaheim as the Capitals once again win the Presidents trophy but not the Cup.

    NBA – Golden State vs Cleveland although I will be cheering for Washington and John Wall.

    MLB – How about them Twins? Started last two years 0-6 and 0-9 and stand at 5-1 with a sweep of the Royals under their belt.

    • Rick – Thanks. I’d like to see the Celtics make it to the finals, but I think they are a year or more away. How about those Twins? Yes, nice start. My Royals have fallen hard from the top. A once great bullpen is no more. Good luck this season! -JmB

      • If you are a fan of the Celtics you should really follow Anna Horford on twitter. She is Al’s little sister and is great. Have a good week.

  2. In advance of tomorrows post, no one kicked me off the plane today so their employees could get to work. Way to go Delta!

    • It was a United flight.
      But these days the airlines are racing to the bottom when it comes to passenger service so was just a matter of who got there first.

      • Doug -Thanks!
        Check out the hashtag #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos for some laughs. -JmB

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