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Couple's dream wedding at Costco is one we can aspire to
Ah, Costco: Where you can buy your wedding cake, and eat it there too. As Sue Berkeley and Eli Bob from Sydney, Australia, did, when they got married in the Casula store in front of 90 of their friends and family on Saturday. SEE ALSO: Wedding guest shares photo of five other people wearing same dress While it might not be the most romantic of locations, the couple said they spend a lot of time in the aisles of the bulk buy supermarket, and so the choice to have it there came naturally. "I get to spend another day at Costco, that I love," Berkeley told A Current Affair. "Where else can I get married to the one I love, in a place that I love, surrounded by the people I love." A post shared by Richard Smith (@rps88a) on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:58pm PDT A post shared by Nick Triantafillou (@xelfer) on Sep 22, 2017 at 5:47pm PDT And so Berkeley walked down the aisle, past the tyre department, to exchange their vows in the food court. We haven't even got to the best part of the whole affair, and that's the food: It cost the couple under A$10 a head to feed the wedding, which consists of the admittedly droolworthy Costco food court staples like pizza, hot dogs and pies. Oh, and unlimited fountain soda, of course. While the couple aren't the first to marry in a Costco, they're certainly the first in Australia to do so. If you are looking to have your next wedding in one, the offer of a Costco wedding is for "special guests" only, sadly for the rest of us mere mortals hoping for an all-you-can-eat feast at the supermarket... oh and true love, of course. WATCH: Take a 'cell-fie' using your phone and this small microscope adapter
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'We will finally have our state': Iraqi Kurds vote in historic referendum on independence
?Today we will finally be a nation, just like the UK,? Khano Darwesh said as he showed off his ink-stained finger. ?Our people have been fighting for more than 100 years for this moment.? The 77-year-old joined more than three million other residents of Iraqi Kurdistan who went to the polls today for a historic referendum on independence. Women came dressed in their finest, men wore traditional Kurdish sarwal pants and sashes. For some of the older votes, emotions got the better of them and they broke down in tears as they walked out of the voting booths in Kurdistan?s capital of Erbil. For Mr Darwesh, who was not perturbed by the two hour-long queue, it was only the second time he had ever voted in his life. The last time being in Kurdistan?s 2005 leadership election. Khano Darwesh, 77, votes in Erbil Credit: Telegraph ?Nobody wanted us to have this but here we are today,? he said, slamming his fist on his chest. The polls closed at 6pm and while the result is expected within 72 hours, it is a foregone conclusion. Iraqi Kurds have long dreamed of independence ? something the Kurdish people were denied when colonial powers drew the map of the Middle East after the first world war. But Monday's vote, called by Masoud Barzani, the president of Kurdistan, has been rejected by just about every world power. Iraq has called it unconstitutional, with its parliament demanding on Monday that troops be sent to areas contested with the Kurds that were included in the referendum. Turkey, unsettled at the prospect that the vote might provoke the separatist dreams of its own Kurdish minority, has threatened that Kurdistan will pay "a price" in the event of a yes vote. The UK and US, which has allied with the Kurds in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in northern Iraq, had urged Mr Barzani to delay, saying it would only distract from the fight against the jihadists. Mr Darwesh, who for 45 years fought for independence with Kurdistan?s Peshmerga army, said he believed his people would not be safe until they had a state of their own. ?I have had my home taken from me four times in my life,? he said. ?The first was taken by the Persians in Iran, the second was stolen by Saddam?s forces, the third was burnt down by them and the fourth was taken over by Arabs when the Iraqi army invade Erbil in the 1980s. ?Now no one will ever take my house again,? he said, tears welling in his eyes. While support for Mr Barzani and his referendum runs high in Erbil, much fewer have appetite for it outside of the president?s heartland. In oil-rich Kirkuk to the southeast, which was included in the vote despite being contested with Baghdad, many have reservations. Critics of the referendum fear it is a cynical attempt to cement Mr Barzani?s rule, which has already been extended by two years and would likely be extended again if they were to achieve statehood. ?This is a political vote, not a popular vote. Holding it now, when things are so unsettled, is only asking for trouble,? said Sammi Hawrani, manager of Kirkuk?s football club. According to analysts, guerilla leader-turned-politician Mr Barzani is using the referendum as leverage in his Kurdish Regional Government's (KRG) longstanding disputes with federal authorities in Baghdad over territory and oil exports. ?People are concerned about their vote as they fear it will lead to terrible consequences,? Kamal Chomani of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy told the Telegraph. ?Some think the ones who have called for this referendum will either use the vote as a bargaining chip in Baghdad, or they will turn Kurdistan into a Saudi Arabia, where one family controls the resources and the power for generations.?
How This Hospital Keeps Sick Turtles Safe During Hurricane Season
A few days after Hurricane Irma slammed into south Florida ? while there were still tight travel restrictions and curfews in place ? Bette Zirkelbach stocked an ambulance with supplies and raced south.