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Sarah Roma stood with her two young sons at Columbus Circle, straining to see the Hello Kitty float. Electricity generation efficiency It was hard to get a good look: Parked between her family and the parade’s marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns and floats were dump trucks, creating a temporary but substantial barricade at the Manhattan roundabout.

A similar barrier of vehicles, some filled with sand, was replicated at every cross street along the route, a new counterterrorism effort employed by the city.

“And then I thought, that isn’t even something that would have crossed my mind when we were kids,” Roma said. O gascon Her son Maks Roma-Shtylla, 4, had pestered her about the sanitation vehicle. Gas and supply acworth ga “I said they’re here to help,” she said.

Each year has seen increased security, as the city seeks to preserve and keep safe a cherished tradition in an environment of increasing anxiety and heightened fears. Electricity usage in the us In addition to the truck barricades, 3,000 police officers were at the parade this year; there were bomb-sniffing dogs, counterterrorism squads patrolling on foot and helicopters overhead.

“If this is what it’s going to take, then this is what we have to do, fill trucks with sand,” said Shafeeq Jones, 44, a vendor from the Bronx who was selling turkey-shaped hats, one of which was on his head, the drumsticks jiggling as he spoke. Electricity and magnetism worksheets 5th grade “We still get a little joy out of it.”

The decision to create the side-street blockades this year came after the July attack in Nice where more than 80 people among revelers celebrating Bastille Day were fatally struck by a truck driven into the crowd. C gastritis Hundreds were injured.

“One of the reasons the [New York police agency] has detectives around the world is to gather information,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference about parade security Wednesday night. Gas south “From year to year, we will make adjustments according to what we see happening around the world.”

Police Commissioner James O’Neill said in an interview that the stepped-up security would have little effect on the fun and frivolity of the parade, at least to the children.

“Grown-ups have to worry about grown-up things,” O’Neill said. Electric zap sound effect free But children “are going to see the balloons and be lost in that.” Early shoppers

Throngs of shoppers lined up at Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan for the store’s evening opening, as Thanksgiving Day rather than the day afterward started the holiday shopping season.

Maria Elfes was visiting New York from Sydney, Australia. Gas turbine It was her seventh time in New York but her first time shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Hp gas kushaiguda phone number She called it manic but fun.

But although some like the Thanksgiving Day shopping, many workers and shoppers think it puts profits over employees’ time with their families. Electricity song lyrics No political talk

This Thanksgiving, after a divisive presidential election pitting Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton, many people planned to avoid talk about the vote during holiday meals.

Sitting on their suitcases in a departure lounge at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sharyn Ioffe and her brother, Saul Ioffe, said there was a good chance politics would encroach on their Thanksgiving when they arrived home in New York.

“I’m pretty anxious about it,” said Sharyn Ioffe, 27, who supported Clinton, while others in her family sided with Trump. Electricity was invented “I’m still very emotional about the election. Electricity nightcore I know you have to try and understand the other side. Electricity kwh cost uk But I’m not there yet.”

Americans took to the roads, air and railways Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in almost a decade. Electricity transmission vs distribution Almost 49 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Wednesday and Sunday, the most since 2007, because of lower gas prices and an improving economy, according to AAA.

The weather appeared to be cooperating for the most part, with no significant problems in the majority of the country, the National Weather Service said.

Lines of cars, taxicabs and buses dropping off travelers and picking up others at O’Hare terminals grew long Wednesday evening. Orlando electricity providers Crowds grew steadily inside, too, as travelers pulled suitcases into departure terminals that were decked out with giant wreaths. Electricity jewels A light, cold rain fell, but most flights that evening were listed as “on time.”

Elizabeth Thompson said she couldn’t wait to leave the big city behind and decompress over Thanksgiving at her grandmother’s house in rural south-central Indiana. Electricity vs gas heating costs But first she had to get there.

On Wednesday, Thompson, 23, missed her Amtrak train from Chicago to Galesburg, Ill., where she’d planned to catch a ride with a family member the rest of the way to Edinburgh, Ind.

Her grandmother’s house, “is just where we go to unplug and escape,” said Thompson, who was deciding whether to wait several hours for the next train or hop on a bus and get going.

As for the election, “my mother specifically said, ‘We’re not going to talk about it,'” for her grandmother’s sake, Thompson said. Gas city indiana car show Although nobody in her family supported Trump, “my grandmother is sick of hearing about it.” Presidential pardons

President Barack Obama officially pardoned two turkeys Wednesday in an oddly mournful replaying of a White House Thanksgiving ritual that not even his daughters attended.

Standing in for the president’s two daughters were two nephews, Austin Robinson, 6, and Aaron Robinson, 4, “who, unlike Malia and Sasha, have not yet been turned cynical by Washington,” Obama joked. Electricity billy elliot karaoke “They still believe in bad puns. Gas hydrates wiki They still appreciate the grandeur of this occasion. Gas meter car They still have hope.”

At the mention of “hope,” the crowd in the Rose Garden — made up of relatives and friends getting perhaps one last visit to the White House grounds — grew quiet, and Obama’s staff, gathered along the nearby colonnade, looked grim.

Obama has spent much of the past two weeks as a kind of crisis counselor, trying to persuade his staff and Clinton supporters that Trump’s victory will not spell disaster for Obama’s priorities or the nation.

The turkey pardoning is one of those odd White House traditions that become enshrined on the calendar in part because nobody quite knows how to kill one.

The notion that a pardon for two turkeys out of 46 million slaughtered for Thanksgiving meals should be some kind of feel-good event has always felt a bit off. K electric company duplicate bill Obama has long papered over the awkwardness with a speech peppered with puns.

“I know there are some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I’m doing this, so we’re not leaving any room for leftovers,” Obama said to some laughter.

Putting aside the jokes, Obama spent part of his speech trumpeting his administration’s accomplishments on jobs, housing and health care. Gas jeans usa It was a mini-stump speech that most in the crowd had heard many times, but they clapped with gusto nonetheless.

“On this Thanksgiving, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the American people for the trust that you’ve placed in me over these last eight years and the incredible kindness that you’ve shown my family,” Obama said. Harry mileaf electricity 1 7 pdf “On behalf of Michelle, and my mother-in-law and our girls, we want to thank you so very, very much.”

He then dismissed the crowd with one last stab at good wordplay, saying, “And so let’s get on with the pardoning, because it’s Wednesday afternoon and everybody knows that Thanksgiving traffic can put everybody in a foul mood.”

Information for this article was contributed by Michael Balsamo, Anne D’Innocenzio, Tammy Webber, Michael Tarm, Karen Matthews, Matthew Brown and Maryclaire Dale of The Associated Press; and by Sarah Maslin Nir and Gardiner Harris of The New York Times.

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