‘War Heroes on the Water’ in Newport Beach for weekend-long fishing tournament

Win or cruise for 30 veterans this weekend, the War Heroes on Water third annual fishing tournament is underway as 12 boats sailed out of Newport Harbor following a boat parade Thursday.

The boat parade, which began at the Newport Harbor turning basin at around 4 p.m., kicked off a weekend-long fishing tournament that will end with a military flyover Saturday evening to honor the participating veterans. Veterans come from parts of Southern California in light of travel concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the first year that the tournament has a boat parade, said tournament director Rod Halperin.

“Typically what we would do on the first night, we have a big fundraising party at [Hsieh’s] home and we would have three or 400 people there, a silent auction. Everybody would get together and the community would be part of the event,” Halperin said. “We can’t have a

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Why are cars and fishing so essential to post-Brexit trade?

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o a fair degree, the now five-year long Brexit debate comprises as a series of reruns of arguments rehearsed and settled many decades ago.   

So it is now with the two present hot Brexit topics – fish and cars. Or, rather, fish versus cars, on one reading of the situation. The idea – putting it crudely – that Britain’s fishing communities were cynically sacrificed to continental competitors when Ted Heath (a Conservative premier of a different stripe) took Britain into Europe in 1972 has long held sway. According to some accounts, one casualty of this exercise in realpolitik was a wholesale wet fish business in Aberdeen owned by Michael Gove’s father. At any rate, the Common Fisheries Policy has long been held to have inflicted cruel damage on places such as Hull and Grimsby, once thriving communities built on the success and hard dangerous work of their trawlermen and

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