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And now, the Good news   World Wide WTF?

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Young surfer attracts attention after wowing competition with duct-taped board

Profile photo of a young boy standing on a beach holding a battered surfboard.

A Ni-Vanuatu boy who captured online attention after progressing into the final stages of a local surfing competition with an old, duct-taped surfboard has been gifted a new board from a fellow surf enthusiast in New Zealand.

Key points:

  • Kaltaliu Kalotiti was originally given the duct-taped surfboard by older kids
  • Vanuatu Surfing Association made an online appeal to get him a new surfboard
  • Dozens of offers for new boards flowed in from New Zealand surfers

An online campaign started after a photo was uploaded to Facebook of 14-year-old Kaltaliu Kalotiti holding his battered surfboard, held together with layers of duct tape.

Remarkably, Kaltaliu had used the duct-taped board at a recent surfing competition, where he burst into the semi-finals.

President of the Vanuatu Surfing Association, Stephanie Mahuk, said Kaltaliu's surfing had improved markedly over the past couple of years.

"He started out as one of those kids who was just born in the water, getting his hands on whatever he could to get in the water with," Ms Mahuk said.

"Going from there one of the older kids handed him a surfboard, and that's what he's been surfing on ever since."

Ms Mahuk posted the photo of Kaltaliu with the battered board on the VSA's Facebook page and appealed to the surfing community to see if anyone could donate a second-hand surfboard for him.

Her post was widely shared and within moments she received an offer from New Zealand.

"I didn't anticipate the level of response that I got back," Ms Mahuk said.

"Within a couple of minutes I had an email from New Zealand Surf Magazine, who proposed to get him a board and fly it across to Vanuatu."

Profile photo of a young boy and a man holding a surfboard on a beach.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

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I've got that bookmarked to report on.


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Bullshit on the "I don't have a plane" I know for a fact he does.

Every time I see that I grit my teeth and shake my head.

My daughters ex (asshole) B/F was the aeronautical engineer that would service and inspect the damn thing.

Said Crosby is the one of the biggest assholes he ever met and racist.  He didn't like white people. Would always talk down to them.

Even over Trump who he did the same for his jet and helicopter.

Bout time he paid the price. He has had it coming for years.

I don't buy that the girls were doing it all for the cash....yeah some maybe I can deal with that.  But I have no doubt some were totally not willing.

I have seen thought that bullshit for years now.

I think he has taken full advantage of his being a celebrity to get away with it.

Moving on. LOL  I usually don't participate in anything news worthy but this just rattled me.  Back to Dogs and Cats. I am doing my go nini round. 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

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That's why the kittens are there.

To soothe the burn of the world on fire.

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Police gives piggyback to elderly man struggling to cross busy road in China

A police officer in Mianyang, China was seen coming to the aid of an elderly man who became stranded in the crosswalk of a busy street, hoisting the senior o...

You're in the middle of a busy intersection and you spot an elderly man struggling to cross before the light changes.

He's wobbling on his two walking sticks and gets left behind by his fellow pedestrians as cars and cyclists whizz past.

What do you do?

If you were like this Chinese police officer, you'd swoop in to save the day.  

In CCTV posted to social media, the traffic policeman quickly jumps into action and approaches the man.

With dozens of vehicles backed up, the officer has a brief conversation before hoisting the elderly man onto his back and piggybacking him to safety.

According to Mianyang Traffic Police, while the vehicles waiting for the man did not beep their horns, the officer decided to help speed up the process.

The police described it as a "heart-warming scene".

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The 10-year-old on a mission to warm Hobart's homeless

Oliver's brilliant idea to help Hobart's homeless

Oliver Edwards was given a homework challenge to come up with a way to help his community after the May floods in Hobart.

The 10-year-old created Free on a Tree — leaving donated coats hung on trees in public spaces around the city with a sticker that says: "If you need this, it's yours."

"I hope that people [who] need the coats will take them," Oliver said.

Oliver and his mum check the forecast the night before to make sure the coats won't get rained on.

So far they've hung up about 40 coats and hope to distribute 100 coats this month.

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Some more...

French demolition workers found a pot of gold

Workers demolishing an uninhabited house in Brittany found made an unexpected discovery in the cellar — 600 gold coins.

The coins were discovered after rattling a mysterious, shell-shaped container.

They are Belgian, dated 1870, and have the face of the then-reigning king of Belgium, Leopold II.

Local media reports they could be worth 100,000 euros ($155,000),

The treasure will remain under lock and key until more information is unearthed about its origin.

Shooting survivors wowed Tony Awards crowd

Tony Awards On CBS

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, perform Rent's "Seasons Of Love" in honor of their theatre teacher, Melody Herzfeld, who was named the recipient of the 2018...

A group of Stoneman Douglas High School students moved the audience at the Tony Awards to tears with a performance of the song Seasons of Love from the musical Rent.

Their drama teacher Melody Herzfeld received the award for Excellence in Theatre Education as well as a $10,000 prize for the school's theatre program.

Less than six months ago Ms Herzfeld and her students hid in their classroom as a former student shot dead 17 people.

Ms Herzfeld told TIME magazine some of her students relied on art and music to help them navigate the tragedy.