Fifty year old Paul Whelan had emergency hernia surgery late Thursday after suffering “severe abdominal pain,” his brother David Whelan said in a statement Friday. Officials in more than a dozen cities braced for more unrest as the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police hands this week sparked outrage over police mistreatment of African Americans. Police cars and other property were set alight and destroyed in New York, Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere, and protestors shouted and chanted for hours outside the White House in Washington, as President Donald Trump sat inside.

To be more specific, it is the damask rose (rosa damascena).The damask rose is very popular on the island of Maui, in fact, it is so popular for a long time it was called the “Maui Rose”.For centuries, it grew wild along the roadsides of Ulupalakua and was the very first rose grown on McKee’s Ulupalakua Rose Ranch. It became the official island flower in 1923.This photo of the damask rose and tuberose lei is courtesy of The Hawaiian Lei Company who make the most gorgeous leis and will ship to the mainland.Island of O’ahu Pua ilimaThe ‘ilima flower represents the island of Oahu and is from the indigenous dodder shrub (sida fallax)which is a close cousin to the hibiscus family.The ‘ilima flowers are very small in comparison to a hibiscus as they are only about an inch in width and they are paper thin. The flowers are so delicate that it takes around 500 blossoms to make one lei.

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Plus, as a Korean American athlete, she wants to represent both her parents’ culture and her own to the best of her ability. And though she digs K pop and Korean cuisine (especially Mom’s bulgogi) and speaks English, Korean and French (thank you, childhood in the Alps), that hasn’t entirely come easily for her, having grown up predominantly as a So Cal kid. “But obviously I have a Korean face, and I feel like that’s just know, I can’t walk around people like I’m like straight up American.