1.) There have been many gestures to mark the birthday of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. Included is the release of a special “royal baby beer.” ‘Heir Raiser’ is an ale being brewed by McMullen Brewery in England. It’s described as a "light colored, crisp refreshing pint with a light, hoppy finish." The special ale has also been given a logo of a stork flying in the royal child.
2.) Chef Albert Buiterhuis immigrated from South Africa to New Zealand six years ago. Since moving, he has lost 60 pounds, but that’s not enough so he’s being deported. New Zealand has a high obesity rate, with 26 percent of the population estimated to be overweight. While Buitenhuis has lost a large amount of weight, it's not enough for the officials in charge of his visa status. Immigration officials have refused to allow the chef to renew his work visa, saying that at 280 pounds, he simply weighs too much, and they have concerns that his weight could lead to health problems that could wind up costing New Zealand's health services an excessive amount of money.
3.) The people who live in northern part of Colorado are tired of the city folks in Denver telling them what to do. They believe they are not getting the representation they deserve, and several rural counties in the area are considering seceding and forming their own state, Northern Colorado. A Facebook page for the 51st State Initiative already has over 10,000 likes. Commissioners say they hope to put the North Colorado idea to a public vote in November.