Missing hikers found in California after being lost for five days

first_imgKABC-TV(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — Two hikers missing for five days on California’s Mount Baldy have been found alive after rescuers tracked their footprints to their camp, according to authorities.Eric Desplinter and Gabrielle Wallace had gone hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, California, on Saturday and were expected to return that night. But when the two hadn’t returned by 8 p.m., friends reported the two missing. The San Bernardino County Sheriff said late Wednesday the two had been rescued after days of desperate searching.Authorities said rescuers found two sets of footprints in Cucamonga Canyon Wednesday at which point they alerted a search-and-rescue helicopter to fly over the area. The helicopter spotted Desplinter, 33, and Wallace, 31, at a campfire and lifted them to safety late Wednesday.“We’re very grateful to be found tonight. I’m ready to get to bed and get some rest,” Desplinter told Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV.The pair apparently lost the trail and when they tried to descend through a valley, it “was more treacherous than we thought,” Desplinter said. “Best possible outcome we’ve been hoping for!” San Bernardino County Sgt. Jeff Allison tweeted. “Thank you to all of the Search and Rescue volunteers, aviation units, and our assisting agency partners. Training, hard work, and perseverance paid [off].”Desplinter was an experienced hiker, but authorities previously said the two had limited supplies of food and water.The two rationed food and drank water through a LifeStraw, which can filter dirty water.Search teams had previously found their car at the bottom of the mountain.“Eric and Gabrielle will be flown to the Mt. Baldy Fire Station where they will be reunited with their families and loved ones, then evaluated by paramedics to determine if they need further treatment at a local hospital,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the search, which covered 30 square miles over parts of five days.San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon also thanked volunteers for their help in locating the missing pair.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events June 26 – July 2

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sandcastle Contests“Castles made of sand melt into the sea, eventually,” as Jimi Hendrix soulfully sang. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enter our sand castles into contests before the waves wash them away. Sculptors may use sand, water and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Hither Hills State Park, 164 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. nysparks.com/parks/122 Free. 9:30-10:30 a.m. registration June 26 and every Thursday through Aug. 28Iron & Wine with The Secret SistersThe secret’s out: Laura and Lydia Rogers are real-life sisters from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a legendary locale of down-home music, and they’ve been harmonizing with a special blend of country and Americana ever since they learned to sing. They open for the evocative Iron & Wine, featuring singer/songwriter Sam Beam, whose lush, golden tones recreate a late 1960s vibe with other influences that range far and wide from other times. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$65. 8 p.m. June 26Huntington Arts FestivalThe 49th season of this 40-night run of outdoor performances kicks off this weekend with some fabulous crooning Huntington Men’s Chorus on Thursday. Then rock ’n’ roll legend Garland Jeffreys brings down the house on Friday. He’s followed by the great singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb on Saturday and the innovative Ethiopian/Israeli vocalist Ester Rada on Sunday. Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. huntingtonarts.org. Free. 8:30 p.m. June 26-29The English BeatSoulful, ska-inspired fusion of reggae and punk. Lyrics that touch upon romance and politics—all handled to perfection by iconic lead singer Dave Wakeling, the humble king of rock-steady royalty. This Beat you can dance to. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amaganset. stephentalkhouse.com $80. 8 p.m. June 27Joseph Reboli ExhibitOn the 10th anniversary of his death comes an exhibition celebrating the life of the late North Shore-based painter who embraced the Long Island landscape. His work features balance, harmony and an unflinching eye for detail inform his iconic paintings as he captured the beauty and nature of the local historic area without sentimentality. Exhibit on display through July 14. Opening reception precedes Wet Paint Festival held every year in Reboli’s honor at Avalon Park and Preserve, Stony Brook and Harmony Vineyard, Head of the Harbor, July 11-13. Gallery North, 90 North Country Rd., East Setauket. gallerynorth.org Free. 5-7 p.m. June 27Texas Chainsaw MassacreThis grizzly classic horror flick will have you hiding beneath your covers for the entire summer, wishing you’d never seen such frightening, gruesome and disturbing cinematography. All the reasons to spend your Friday night here, witnessing such bone-chilling insanity in all its freaky glory, up on the big screen, preferably with a loved one. You’re welcome. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $6 Members/$11 Public. 11 p.m. June 27Artist DiscussionThe Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) will host a panel discussion on the Role of the Artist before an opening reception for an exhibit that launched June 21 and runs through July 27. Moderated by Robert Storr, in conversation with Tina Barney, Lynda Benglis, Chuck Close, Joel Shapiro and Carrie Mae Weems. Panel at 3 p.m., reception at 4 p.m. Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. guildhall.org Free. 3-6 p.m. June 28Shinnecock PowwowNative-American arts & crafts, music and heritage. First powwow to promote the legacy of St. Priest Paul Cuffee. Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society, 304 Station Rd., Bellport. shinnecocksewanakasociety.org $5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28, 29Drive-By TruckersAtlanta-based alt-country rockers touring to promote their 10th album, English Oceans. With Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $30  8 p.m. June 28Styx / Foreigner / Don FelderClassic rock fans get ready to rock out to Foreigner, who’ll be playing their hit classics, such as “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice” and “Urgent,” with supporting acts Styx and Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder on their Soundtrack of Summer tour. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $37.15-$99.85. 7 p.m. June 28Long Island Music ConferenceGet down to business and bust a move as DJ Decoy spins all night. With the Gia, Kulture Shock, Kevlar & Corvaa. Hosted by Suicide Girls & Big Ang. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. June 28CaffeineThis 20-year reunion revives the sometimes trippy, other times dark fun at since-shuttered Deer Park nightclub of the same name from the ‘90s. Leave the Jncos, take the glow sticks. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15, $20 DOS. revolutionli.com 9:30 p.m, June 28Big Bad Voodoo DaddySwing on down to the beach to see these Big Band Revival performers best known for the hits “Go-Daddy-O,” “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” and “I Wanna Be Like You.” Includes car show, food stand, fireworks display and tribute to veterans. Point Lookout Town Park, 1300 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. toh.li. Free. 7:30 p.m. June 28OneRepublic / The Script / American AuthorsOneRepublic, known for their Hip-Hop-influenced sound, is coming together with The Script, an Irish rock trio with true Celtic soul and American Authors, a Brooklyn-based indie pop-rock group, for OneRepublic’s Native Summer Tour. Together, the three bands have come out with successful singles like “Counting Stars,” “Hall of Fame” and “Best Day of My Life.” This unique collection of sounds will please any listener. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com. $69-$134.86. 6:30 p.m. June 29Boston / Cheap TrickBoston—the band, not the city—is on the road for its Heaven on Earth tour, and the band is bringing along fellow rockers Cheap Trick. Both bands have gained acclaim over the past four decades. Fans will recognize Boston’s hits like “Peace of Mind,” “More Than a Feeling” and “Amanda.” They’’ also enjoy Cheap Trick’s performances of classics “Surrender” and “The Flame.” It’s sure to be a high-energy show. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$37.50-$112.50. 7:30 p.m. July 1Bill MaherThe Host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher is bringing his biting commentary to Long Island. Almost nothing is safe from the ire of this satirical stand-up comedian who famously tackles religion and politics (and political correctness) in intellectual take-downs of the right wing that will leave you in stitches—and with food for thought. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$96. 8 p.m. June 29The SkatalitesSimmer down! The legendary Jamaican band has backed such icons as Bob Marley, Toots Hibbert and Peter Tosh over the past half century, but remain a musical force of their own, even if there have been a few lineup changes. Wear your dancing shoes. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amaganset. stephentalkhouse.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. July 2—Compiled by Arielle Martinez, Jamie Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger & Peter Chin.last_img read more

10 charts explaining UK attitudes to hot beverages

first_imgBrits still love a cuppa, and black tea remains the hot favourite across all age groups. But what do consumers make of fruity blends and iced tea? Do they feel there’s enough choice in the aisles? And where do they stand on matters of ethics and sustainability?This research was commissioned by The Grocer and carried out by HIM independently from PG Tips 1. More than one in 10 consumers drink tea at least six times a day Tea has always been a focal point for ethical trading efforts. And consumers seem to genuinely care about how their tea is sourced. For proof, just look at the furore over Sainsbury’s moving away from Fairtrade tea.But does this really influence buying habits? Consumers think the answer is yes. Nearly eight in 10 said it was either very or quite important to buy a tea that has been certified by an ethical trading body. According to Unilever’s Hazel Detsiny, that number is only going one way. “Ethical spending is continuing to rise as consumers become more selective with their purchases,” she says. The figures back up her point. For younger consumers are leading the way with an increasing focus on ethical trading. Among the 25 to 34-year-old age group, 35% said it was very important to buy a tea with ethical certification. That number declined to just 12% of 65-plus consumers.There was also some regional variation. In London, 38% considered an ethical trading body very important when choosing a tea, compared with just 12% in Yorkshire.10. Younger consumers are more concerned about sustainability From modern and fruity blends to traditional black teabags, the tea aisles are home to plenty of variety. That seems to have hit home with shoppers, who largely feel there is plenty of choice. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are excited by what’s on offer, though. Only a quarter of consumers described the teas on the market as modern, and one in five described them as innovative. It suggests there is room for a little more excitement. The oldest demographic is most critical in this aspect. Only 10% of the 65-plus demographic felt the teas on the market were innovative and 11% felt they were modern. That contrasted with the 25 to 34-year-old age group, of which 33% felt the selection was innovative and modern. This may have something to do with what these age groups are drinking, though. The younger age group is more likely to experiment with fruity and herbal blends, while older consumers tend to stick with black tea.8. Iced tea is still affected by seasonality It may not come as a surprise that fruity tea appeals most to women. In terms of packaging and marketing, these blends lean towards the female market. It appears to be paying off. Roughly a third of female shoppers buy into fruity tea, compared with less than a fifth of men. It’s not just fruity tea that has a gender split, though. Women tend to drink a wider array of tea as a whole. Herbal tea reaches 35% of women, compared with 25% of men. Similarly, 19% of women drink decaf tea, a figure that falls to 15% of men.And female respondents are also slightly more likely to drink iced tea. However, black tea reigns across both genders. It is the most frequently consumed type of tea among 35% of women and 32% of men.4. Breakfast is the most popular black tea blend  Free download: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to hot beverages If there’s one thing Brits won’t sacrifice, it’s the quality of their cuppa. Even as consumer confidence falls, price is still only the third most important factor in tea choices, named by 37% of consumers. By contrast, a whopping seven in 10 consumers said taste was important, and nearly half cited quality as a critical factor in their choice.Price sensitivity does vary with age, however. Younger consumers tend to be the most sensitive. Four in 10 18 to 24-year-olds named cost as an important factor, a figure that rose to 47% of 25 to 34-year-olds. By contrast, just 29% of 55 to 64-year-olds said they were concerned about the price of tea. Among this age group, taste was even more of a consideration, cited by 75% of respondents. In terms of regions, Scotland is the most price-sensitive. There, 44% of shoppers said price was a motivation in their tea choices, compared with just 20% in the north east.6. Tea addiction is highest in the capital The capital is home to the highest number of tea addicts. There, nearly a quarter of consumers describe themselves as dependent on a cuppa. That compares with just 18% of the total sample. And only 12% in the West Midlands, where tea addiction is at its lowest. Still, it’s not just Londoners who find themselves disproportionately attached to their brew. In terms of age groups, 25 to 34-year-olds are most dependent on their cuppa. Among this demographic, 29% describe themselves as tea addicts, compared with just 7% of 65-plus consumers. Morning seems to be the most common  time for consumers to need a fix. A sizeable 32% of consumers say they don’t feel able to start their day without tea. Meanwhile, 29% say they like to drink 7. Six in 10 believe there is plenty of choice in the tea aisles Fruity, herbal and decaf brews may be driving growth in the tea market, but traditional black tea is still Britain’s go-to cuppa. A third of consumers say they consume black tea more often than any other type.Herbal tea pales by comparison, named by only 9% of consumers as their most frequent brew. “Black tea currently accounts for 85% of the total tea category, and we believe the opportunity in the sector is huge,” says Unilever’s Detsiny. However, there is some variation across the generations. Black tea is the most regular brew among 30% of the youngest age group, compared with 36% of the oldest. That’s partly because younger consumers more adventurous in their tea choices.Among the 18 to 24-year-old age group, 39% drink herbal tea and 26% drink fruity brews. Those figures fall dramatically among the 65-plus age group, of which just 14% have a herbal cuppa and 10% drink fruity infusions.3. There is a gender split in fruity tea consumption When it comes to black tea choices, consumers are a pretty traditional bunch. Breakfast is by far the most popular blend going, favoured by 45% of consumers. That number falls sharply to 19% for Earl Grey, and further still to just 4% for Darjeeling and Assam blends.The love for breakfast tea is pretty universal across the demographics. In terms of regions, breakfast has its strongest foothold in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, where 53% of consumers name it their favourite black tea blend. Londoners tend to be a bit more experimental in their tea choices. Breakfast is still the leading brew – favoured by 42% of consumers in the capital – but other blends also have a strong following. Just over a quarter of Londoners named Earl Grey as their preferred black tea blend, and 8% came out in favour of Darjeeling.5. Quality is more important than price to tea consumers Iced tea is still far from being a universal proposition. Only half of consumers said they drank an iced brew. And of those consumers, more than half were swayed by weather conditions. A substantial 55% of iced tea consumers said they upped their consumption in the summer. Which poses obvious limitations for the market potential. However, there is some good news. Four in 10 iced tea consumers said their consumptions was unaffected by levels of sunshine. Plus, iced tea is proving more popular among younger shoppers. Among the 18 to 24-year-old age group, an encouraging 62% said they drunk iced tea.That compared with 31% of the 65-plus age group. In terms of regions, consumption is highest in London, where 66% drink iced tea.9. The majority of consumers think ethical tea is important  So much for Brits dumping tea in favour of coffee. Britain remains a nation of loyal tea drinkers, according to our research. Three quarters of consumers drink a cuppa at least once a day. And a sizeable 13% drink at least six cups daily.PG Tips owner Unilever can confirm tea isn’t going anywhere. “Tea remains an iconic part of British culture, with 50 billion cups drunk a year on average,” says Hazel Detsiny, VP of marketing at Unilever UK & Ireland. Consumption is highest among 35 to 44-year-olds, of whom 17% drink a daily minimum of six cuppas. That figure falls to just 5% among 18 to 24-year-olds.2. Black tea is most frequently drunk across all age groups It’s not just ethical trading that has got younger consumers hot under the collar. The younger generation is also more concerned about sustainability than their older counterparts. More than a third of consumers aged between 18 and 34 believe it is very important to buy tea that is sourced sustainably. That number gradually declines with age to 23% of over-55s. Considering Londoners are the most ethically minded, you might expect them to lead the way in sustainability too. However, that’s not entirely true. The most ecoconscious tea drinkers are in the north east, where 42% describe sustainability as a very important factor in their tea purchases.That figure falls marginally to 39% in London. The lowest figure was in the East of England, where just 14% of consumers described sustainable sourcing as very important.,Downloads10 Charts Hot Beverages PDFPDF, Size 2.26 mb,PG Tipslast_img read more