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Dirty Sock Contest to highlight Earth Day 2012

first_imgPhoto credit: angelprojects.co.zaRoseau, Dominica – (April 18, 2012) – Dominica will the join the rest of the world in observing Earth Day, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s Environment.This year the day is celebrated under the theme ‘Mobilize the Earth’; On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. This year, as part of planned activities to observe the day, the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) has planned a Dirty Sock Contest for Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Bayfront, Roseau.Certified taxi operators will be randomly selected to participate in the said event. Participants will be given a clean, new white sock to place over their vehicle’s emission pipe. The vehicles will then be switched on and left to idle for 30 seconds. By taking the sock off of the emission pipe and turning it inside out, participants will be able to see what their automobile emits into the air and its effects on air quality.The DDA is hopeful that the knowledge obtained from this activity will stimulate awareness among the general public on how the environment is affected on a daily basis by our actions and how we can reduce our carbon footprint and help clean up our world. The DDA encourages all to incorporate the following sustainable practices in their daily activities;• “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle”• Buy locally• Turn off Electronics when not in useLighting – Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) have that cool curly shape and save more than 2/3rds of the energy of a regular incandescent. Each bulb can save $40 or more over its lifetime. Read the box or instructions for safe disposal.• Carpool.Press release 14 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dirty Sock Contest to highlight Earth Day 2012 by: – April 18, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

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Igbaras man hangs self

first_imgEstoesta’s lifeless body was discoveredhanging from a tree with a nylon rope tied around his neck around 12:30 p.m. onMonday, the police added. Officers of the Igbaras municipal policestation have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN The lifeless body of 38-year-old Arnaldo Estoesta of Barangay Jovellar, Igbaras, Iloilo. JOAN JOAN EGDANE The 38-year-old resident ArnaldoEstoesta was believed to have committed suicide, police said. ILOILO City – He was found dead hangingfrom a tree in Sitio Pasong, Barangay Jovellar, Igbaras, Iloilo. last_img read more

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Artillery fire kills 9 in Syria

first_imgThe school in Sarmin was run by the United Kingdom-based humanitarian organization Syria Relief. It was sheltering displaced people when cluster munitions hit the school on Wednesday, according to authorities. AFP SYRIA – The Syrian governmentartillery fire has killed nine people, including five children, inopposition-held Idlib province on Wednesday, responders said.  Over 370,000 people have been killedsince an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011,according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The monitoringgroup documented 11,215 deaths during 2019.(BBC) The school was run by the UnitedKingdom (UK)-based humanitarian organization Syria Relief, which said two ofthe children who died were six years old. The others were nine, 11 and 13, itadded.    center_img Around 284,000 people have fled theirhomes, mostly in southern Idlib, as a result of the hostilities since Dec. 1,the United Nations said.    Sixteen others were injured whencluster munitions hit a school in Sarmin which was sheltering displaced people,according to the White Helmets.last_img read more

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Afghanistan wicketkeeper Shahzad gets 12-month doping ban

first_img(REUTERS) – Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been banned for 12 months after inadvertently ingesting a prohibited substance, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.The 29-year-old underwent an out-of-competition test in Dubai in January and his sample was found to contain clenbuterol, classified as a non-specified substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List.Clenbuterol, used by sufferers of breathing disorders such as asthma, is banned in and out-of-competition.Shahzad pleaded guilty to the violation and the ICC accepted he had “inadvertently ingested the substance as a contaminant of a weight loss product he was taking, Hydroxycut”, the governing body said in a statement on its website. (www.icc-cricket.com)The ban has been backdated to his sample collection on January 17, 2017 and he can return to cricket on January 17, 2018.“Today’s announcement reminds all international cricketers that they remain personally responsible for ensuring that anything they eat, drink or put into their bodies does not result in an anti-doping rule violation,” ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice said.”It further serves as a reminder to all international cricketers of the dangers and risks associated with taking supplements.“Before thinking about taking a supplement, cricketers should weigh up the risks and dangers of doing so and should fully research the supplement in question so they can make an informed decision.” Shahzad has played 58 one-day internationals and 58 T20s for Afghanistan.last_img read more

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Tagoe – Reyes clash: Baby Jet Promotions grateful for immense support for bout

first_imgBaby Jet Promotions is thanking patrons for their massive turn up for the WBA International Lightweight Championship bout last Friday.Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe clinched the vacant title with a fourth round knockout victory over Filipino Joebert Delos Reyes to an excited crowd at the Accra Sports Stadium.The fight night also produced some exciting undercard bouts which saw the likes of Obodai Sai, Prince ‘Octopus’ Dzanie, Isaac Aryee, Benjamin Lamptey and Frank Dodzie all winning their respective fights.Chief Executive Officer of Baby Jet Promotions Samuel Anim Addo thank the fans for their massive patronage of the bout which was broadcast live by SuperSport.“We want to thank the fans for coming out in their numbers for this fight night,” he said.“We would also want to thank the media and other stakeholders that helped us stage this bout. “To our critics also, we thank them because they push us to improve on our work and I urge that we keep the spirit to push Game Boy in becoming a world champion.”last_img read more

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Beating victim Bryan Stow doesn’t have to pay ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt $400,000 in legal fees

first_imgLos Angeles Dodgers LLC will have to pay about $14.1 million of the final judgment, Girardi said. But the panel exonerated McCourt of any culpability in the attack that left Stow, now 45, with permanent brain damage.Stow’s attorneys had asked Chavez to stage a second phase of trial, without a jury, to decide whether McCourt and Los Angeles Dodgers LLC were one and the same, arguing the issue should have been resolved before the trial so the original panel would not have been confused during deliberations.The Stow attorneys had maintained that without the finding that McCourt was the “alter ego” of Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, McCourt’s lawyers could have asked for a recovery of many of his trial-related costs, including the hefty prices charged by his expert witnesses. Girardi said McCourt’s expenses did not involve attorneys’ fees but that they still could have totaled about $400,000.McCourt’s attorneys countered that Stow’s lawyers made the decision to try a “meritless claim” against their client and forced him to incur costs to defend himself. McCourt’s lawyers also stated that their client’s insurance will cover all of the judgment apportioned against Los Angeles Dodgers LLC. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Today’s agreement means there will not be a trial on the alter ego issue.The current ownership of the Dodgers was not targeted in the lawsuit and has no liability in the case.Stow, a former paramedic from Capitola, was punched from behind by Louie Sanchez after the 2011 home opener between the Dodgers and their longtime rivals. Sanchez and fellow Rialto resident Marvin Norwood then kicked Stow, a father of two, after he fell to the ground.Stow’s attorneys maintained security was insufficient and that no officers or guards were present in parking lot 2 when Stow was attacked. They said Sanchez and Norwood should have been ejected from Dodger Stadium hours earlier for unruly behavior and that more uniformed security at the stadium could have deterred their misconduct.But McCourt’s attorneys said the team spent more money on opening day security in 2011 than in previous years and that the attack on Stow happened so fast, security personnel would have had to have been right there as it developed in order to prevent it.Sanchez, 32, and Norwood, 34, pleaded guilty in January to carrying out the attack on Stow and were sentenced to eight- and four-year terms, respectively. They are also both facing a federal weapons charge that could land them in a federal lockup for up to 10 years.center_img Attorneys for Bryan Stow and Frank McCourt reached an agreement Wednesday that averts the possibility that the San Francisco Giants fan beaten outside Dodger Stadium three years ago might have had to pay up to $400,000 in trial costs to the former Dodgers owner.After a session in chambers with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez, the lawyers emerged and said Stow is dropping his request for a short trial on one unresolved legal issue in exchange for McCourt agreeing not to seek recovery of his expenses.“This was a lot of nothing,” Stow’s attorney, Thomas Girardi, said outside court.On July 9, a jury awarded roughly $18 million in damages to Stow, who was beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011. But after a lengthy deliberation, the panel found that only Los Angeles Dodgers LLC, the business entity created by McCourt when he owned the team, and Stow’s two assailants were liable.last_img read more

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Arnold Palmer Invitational 2019: Tee times for Round 4, TV schedule, live stream from Bay Hill

first_imgThose who had hoped Tiger Woods would participate in the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational are out of luck.Woods will miss the tournament — which takes place in his home state of Florida at Orlando’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge — due to a neck strain. He made the announcement on his Twitter account Monday, abruptly putting a hamper on what had been a smooth start to Woods’ 2019 tournament schedule. Who else is in the Arnold Palmer Invitational field?Besides the defending champion McIlroy, who has the best odds to win over the weekend, others in the field include Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. Honda Classic champion Keith Mitchell is also a part of the field. Those who won’t be participating include Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, and Justin Thomas, who are all in the top 10 of the World Golf Rankings. Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 4 tee timesHere are the Sunday tee times for the five top groups at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. You can find a full list of tee times here.TimeGroup1:05 p.m. ETRafa Cabrera Bello, Keegan Bradley1:15 p.m. ETLuke List, Charles Howell III1:25 p.m. ETKevin Kisner, Chris Kirk1:35 p.m. ETAaron Baddeley, Matt Wallace1:45 p.m. ETRory McIlroy, Matthew FitzpatrickArnold Palmer Invitational purse, winningsThe total purse for the event is $9,100,000, the second-highest total thus far on the PGA calendar, behind only the WGC-Mexico. McIlroy took home $1.6 million when he won last year, so expect the winner’s prize to be slightly higher this year.Arnold Palmer Invitational past winnersYearWinnerScore2019TBD…2018Rory McIlroy-182017Marc Leishman-112016Jason Day-162015Matt Every-192014Matt Every-132013Tiger Woods-132012Tiger Woods-132011Martin Laird-82010Ernie Els-112009Tiger Woods-5 MORE: Watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)1) Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I’ve had for a few weeks, I’m forced to withdraw from the API. I’ve been receiving treatment, but it hasn’t improved enough to play. My lower back is fine, and I have no long-term concerns, and I hope to be ready for The Players.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 4, 2019Even without Woods, who has won the event eight times, most recently in 2013, several of the standard big-name golfers will still be playing in the tournament, including defending champion Rory McIlroy, whose last PGA win came at Bay Hill.Here is everything you need to know about the Arnold Palmer Invitational, including how to watch live on TV and stream online, as well as the tee times, purse and past winners.Arnold Palmer Invitational TV schedule, live streamThursday, March 72-6 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVFriday, March 82-6 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, March 912:30-2:30 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, March 93-6 p.m.NBC/fuboTVSunday, March 1012:30-2:30 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSunday, March 103-6 p.m.NBC/fuboTVLIVE: Arnold Palmer Invitational leaderboardlast_img read more

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Sports world mourns Cedric Benson’s unexpected death

first_imgThe reported death of former Texas and NFL star Cedric Benson at age 36 in a motorcycle accident sent ripples through the sports world Sunday.According to mutiple reports, Benson died Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Austin, Texas. A passenger on the motorcycle was also killed and two people in the vehicle were injured. Former @TexasLonghorns coach Mack Brown, who coached Cedric Benson, posted the following. pic.twitter.com/JqwjH1RRy0— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2019The school later offered it’s sympathy. Very sad day with the passing of Longhorn Legend Cedric Benson. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and our community of lettermen. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/7v7rJioFis— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 18, 2019The Bengals mourn the loss of Cedric Benson.”Our organization is deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic passing. The Bengals extend our deepest condolences to Cedric’s family.”Statement: https://t.co/W3KqAYnz0aCedric’s legacy: https://t.co/UXjZgprYrJ pic.twitter.com/xYmKbLhIxl— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 18, 2019Thank you for the memories, Cedric. A true Longhorn Legend. pic.twitter.com/9gtoqo7ohi— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 18, 2019The Bears, who selected Benson fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft, and Bengals, who had him on their roster from 2008-11, also offered their condolences.Our condolences to the friends and family of former Bears running back Cedric Benson, our 4th overall Draft pick in 2005 and member of the 2006 NFC Champions team. pic.twitter.com/vz10iCyhYe— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 18, 2019We mourn the passing of former @ChicagoBears, @Bengals RB Cedric Benson.Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/SzPp1Rjxym— NFL (@NFL) August 18, 2019Other players from around the league offered their sympathy as well.R.I.P Cedric Benson 👼🏾 pic.twitter.com/dLoIIOd3zY— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) August 18, 2019Woke up to the horrible news of Cedric Benson’s passing. My heart aches for him and his family. Sending love, peace and blessings their way. Gone way too soon my brother. Rest well young King. You will truly be missed….🙏🏿 #GoneButNeverForgotten #BearDown pic.twitter.com/lxFhAduZ8c— Thomas Q. Jones (@thomasqjones) August 18, 2019Legend!! @Cedric_Benson pic.twitter.com/Jc7M3v1alJ— Vince Young (@VinceYoung10) August 18, 2019Rest In Peace to Cedric Benson, A Texas Legend gone too soon pic.twitter.com/RthHjygryQ— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 18, 2019RIP Ceddy B sad man— Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) August 18, 2019Dang, this news shakes me. Rest in peace my friend. #RIPCedricBenson pic.twitter.com/7nFB8orl8C— Andrew Hawkins (@Hawk) August 18, 2019To my man Cedric B. I remember hearing all of these football stories about you when the bears drafted you 4th overall. You and I always got along..even with pads on, if I hit you or you hit me a little harder than… https://t.co/bCTxktKQfQ— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 18, 2019 Former Texas, NFL star Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident, reports say Before any teams made formal announcements, former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, who coached Benson during his college days, offered his condolences in a comment on Instagram.”We lost a great one way too soon. #RIP,” Brown wrote on a fan account’s photo. Related Newslast_img read more

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Memorial days

first_imgHey, I am age 58 with serious back and spinal problems. I receive steroid injections every three months (which is the maximum allowable dosage). My health care package cannot even remotely approach the health care that Dwight had. I often wonder, that being the case, is there a day coming sooner than later that I will enter the “hospice” reasonably healthy only to be carried out of the back door by the undertaker’s assistant and loaded into the hearse?The family of Dwight White does not appear to have been bamboozled either. According to a Feb. 2, 2010 Huffington Post article; “The family of former Pittsburgh Steeler Dwight White [filed a lawsuit against] the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and three doctors, claiming negligence contributed to his death. [According to Allegheny County court records] one of White’s doctors was out of town and another prescribed an over-the-counter medication when he weakened after being discharged from back surgery in May 2008. White’s wife took him to an emergency room when his condition worsened. A blood clot was diagnosed in his lung, and he died June 6, 2008, at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. White family attorney Art Schwarzwaelder [said]; “the athlete’s doctors missed chances to save his life.”Can you imagine how many lives of the poor and disenfranchised have been lost because a doctor refused to cancel a golfing date? I am afraid, really afraid that the premature mortality of I, and many others like me, is just a foregone conclusion. Does poverty almost equal certain death when seeking treatment in the hospitals of America? If it happened to Dwight White, well you get the picture.In May of 2008 a young man named Justin Jackson was shot and killed after he shot a K-9 police dog. According to police and eyewitness accounts, Jackson’s parents said their son was walking along Arlington Avenue near South 18th Street, in the Mount Oliver section adjacent to Pittsburgh when a police dog came after him. He fired at the dog and police shot at him, hitting him in the head. He died at the scene. Could I be in error or am I missing something? I was and continue to be under the impression that one can only be charged, tried, convicted sentenced and put to death after killing a human being, a human being! I am holding my own private vigil and march for peace for Dwight White and Justin Jackson. Why aren’t any parades being held for them?What about Flo Jo; young beautiful, super fine Flo Jo? On September 21, 1998, Florence Griffith-Joyner died in her sleep at the age of 38. The unexpected death was investigated by the sheriff-coroner’s office, which announced on Oct. 22 (over a month later) that the cause of death was suffocation during a severe epileptic seizure.Where is all of this great health care that the Tea Party has been raving about?Millions of young American men from WWI to Afghanistan, Libya and wherever the bell of freedom has tolled, have been naïve and misguided just like the rest of us when it comes to the reasoning of war and social injustice. The beaches and gutters of the streets of Europe ran with the blood of those fighting to sanctify and maintain the ideals of freedom, all the while on the home front American citizens have been placed in and continue to be confined to social and economic dungeons hidden far away from the light of prosperity.I cannot remove the images of some of the late great ones out of my head. My recollections and the information that I have regarding the past has morphed into pure torture. But there can be no honor without memories. All of the athletes and individuals that I now name have gone on to join the ancestors. Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Roberto Clemente, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Holmes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Arthur Ashe, Eugene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb, Steve Courson, Mike Webster, Joe Gilliam, Steve McNair, Chris Henry, Darrent Williams, Sean Taylor, Charles “Chuck” Tanner, Thomas Herrion, Reggie Lewis, Ernie Davis, Walter Payton, Hank Gathers, Len Bias. I know I missed many and for that I apologize but those who were not mentioned above will still be honored daily in our hearts, because memorial day is really memorial days.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at abruce@new­pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.) Hey guys and dolls you have to hang in there with me as far as this “piece of work” goes because this past memorial day, I was a piece of work. I need all of you who read these words to be my therapist this week. If I appear to be discombobulated as I vent then please consider this; looks are not deceiving. This is not a column about sports, but a reflection of life with sports being interwoven as part of the fabric. I woke up Sunday morning and my heart was extremely heavy as I thought about former Steelers defensive end Dwight White. How in the hell could anyone go to the hospital for a simple back ailment, have an operation, be cleared to go home; go home and then be readmitted for complications and then freakin’ die at age 58?last_img read more

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