Two Chinese pandas in a French zoo are chilling out in the current summer heatwave with the help of honey and apple ice creams.
With temperatures set to touch 40 degrees Celsius (104F) in central France this weekend, Yuan Zi and Huan Huan have been enjoying the home-made treats as a supplement to their normal bamboo-based diet.
“Since Thursday we’ve been giving them ice cream that we make ourselves three times a day,” Rodolphe Delord, the director of Beauval Zoo, told AFP.
“We also use cooling sprays and if it gets really hot they can go into their compound where the air conditioning is set at 20 degrees.”
The two pandas have increased visitor numbers at the zoo by 50 percent since their arrival from China in mid-February.
But the star attractions are not getting special treatment: all the other bears in the zoo are also enjoying daily ice creams.
Giuliani associates’ company promised to build a bizarre temple over Jerusalem
The Wall Street Journal has uncovered new details about the strange work done by Fraud Guarantee, the company founded by Lev Parnas, the indicted henchman of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Specifically, the Journal was given information from an investor who says he plugged $250,000 into Fraud Guarantee after Parnas told him that he could use his connections with President Donald Trump to help promote his initiative to create peace in the Middle East.
Devin Nunes’ hometown newspaper fact checks his claims that the IG report ‘vindicated’ him
In the wake of the release of the Inspector General's report on the origins of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) claimed that its findings vindicated his so-called Nunes Memo that was released in the midst of Robert Mueller's investigation, where he alleged that the FBI illegally obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Nunes has also made claims of a politically biased "Deep State" plot against Trump within the intelligence community. But as Nunes' hometown newspaper The Fresno Bee points out, the IG's report does not back up that contention, and it cites the report's own words, which state that there was no "documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page."
Liberal PACs gear up for major ad blitz to flip GOP-controlled legislatures in states where Trump is vulnerable
According to a report from Politico, two left-leaning PAC's are working in concert to flip GOP-majority legislatures in reliably conservative or too- close-to-call states.
With Donald Trump expected to be at the top of the Republican ticket, "Arena and Future Now Fund, are planning to spend $7 million to try to flip GOP-controlled state legislatures in Florida, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina," the report states.
According to Daniel Squadron, co-founder of the Future Now Fund, "If you look at where the important states are, the places most people are watching are the Electoral College to secure the White House. But the truth is that when you talk about the impact of 2020, electoral control of the state legislatures is critical.”