CU-Boulder And The Red Cross To Solicit Donations For Tornado And Disaster Relief At Dick’s Sporting Goods BolderBoulder

first_img Published: May 23, 2008 The University of Colorado at Boulder and the American Red Cross on Monday will sponsor a donation drive to aid victims of disaster in Colorado like those devastated by Thursday’s deadly tornadoes in Weld County, Colo.Volunteers from the Red Cross and University of Colorado will be stationed at three collection points around Folsom Field – the endpoint of the DICK’S Sporting Goods BolderBoulder 10K race – to collect donations from race fans, runners, their family members and members of the Boulder community.”We count on the people of Colorado and their generous spirit to help us provide vital disaster relief assistance every day,” said Red Cross CEO Christine Benero. “We know that our neighbors and friends will come to the aid of those affected by the tornadoes and help us make sure we can quickly respond whenever and wherever disaster strikes in Colorado.””The university wants to do its part to aid our neighbors and friends in Weld County,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “This disaster impacts all of Colorado, and we are honored to partner with the Red Cross in raising vital funds to aid recovery efforts.”CU volunteers aiding in the drive include representatives of the University of Colorado Student Union and the CU Athletic Department. They will join Red Cross volunteers at three CU booths placed strategically around the stadium and will accept donations by cash or check.Those who cannot attend the race but who wish to donate may visit the Northern Colorado Red Cross Web site at www.northerncolorado.redcross.org/ or by calling 970-226-5728. Donations may be mailed to: American Red Cross Centennial Chapter, 120 Saturn Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Jamaican Received Canadian Award for Bravery

first_img By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter RelatedJamaican Received Canadian Award for Bravery FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Almost four years after saving a Canadian citizen from drowning, Jubal Daley was presented with the Medal of Bravery on Tuesday May 29 by the Canadian government in recognition of his act of courage. Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Stephen Hallihan made the presentation at a ceremony held at his official residence in St. Andrew. Speaking at the brief ceremony, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, commended the Canadian government for recognising the act of bravery and lauded Mr. Daley for his “daring feat in the midst of personal danger”. “Your brave deed has etched footprints on the sands of time, large enough for your children and others to follow and proudly talk of you in years to come,” he stated. In his remarks, Mr. Hallihan said Mr. Daley exhibited the “utmost courage” by risking his life to save another.  “We stand here today in the presence of heroism and outstanding courage; that’s the courage that was demonstrated by Mr. Daley and his friends when they went into the rough seas to save a fellow human being,” he stated. On December 13, 2008, Jubal Daley, Wayne Reynolds and Twain Wright rescued a woman from the tumultuous currents of the Caribbean Sea. Her husband, Eric Roy, lost his life trying to reach her. It is understood that Mr. Roy and his wife were near their hotel room in Negril, when a huge wave pulled the woman down a cliff and into the sea. Mr. Roy jumped in to try and save her, but after a lengthy battle against the raging waves, he disappeared beneath the surface. Other guests at the hotel heard the woman’s cries and threw a life ring to her, which helped her stay afloat. Messrs. Daley, Reynolds and Wright then arrived at the scene and entered the water, fighting against the surge to reach the unconscious victim as she was tossed against the rocks. With great difficulty, they managed to get her to the shore and up the cliff to safety, where they called for help. In accepting his award, Mr. Daley, who manages Jubi’s Pizza in Negril, said he feels good that he was able to save a life. He recalled that during the act, he or his friends were not concerned about their personal safety, as they saw the opportunity to assist. “We decided that two persons would jump in and one person would stay on land. So me and Twain, the two of us jumped in…,” he said, recalling that the incident took place at about 3:00 a.m. The Medal of Bravery, created by the Canadian government in 1972, recognises acts of bravery performed in hazardous circumstances and is presented to both living and deceased individuals. It is the country’s third highest honour for bravery and grants the recipients the ability to use the post-nominal letters MB. Similar presentations will be made to Mr. Reynolds and the late Mr. Roy (posthumously), while Mr. Wright received his decoration at a ceremony held on January 24 in New York in the United States. Jamaican Received Canadian Award for Bravery Foreign AffairsMay 31, 2012 RelatedJamaican Received Canadian Award for Bravery RelatedJamaican Received Canadian Award for Bravery Advertisementslast_img read more

After a Wet June, Northwest Montana Feels Impact of Hot and Dry Weather

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Hot and dry weather has wreaked havoc across the nation’s heartland and the West, causing widespread drought, setting off devastating wildfires and forcing evacuations in multiple states where the blazes encroached on residences.Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency last week authorizing the use of National Guard helicopters to fight wildfires, while Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter issued a disaster declaration that also cleared the way for National Guard participation in firefighting efforts.In Montana, fires struck the eastern part of the state hard in late June and early July. The Ash Creek Fire charred nearly 250,000 acres east of Lame Deer, prompting Gov. Brian Schweitzer to call it “one of the most dangerous fires in the history of Montana.”At Schweitzer’s request, President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration allowing federal aid to assist with infrastructure repairs following the destructive blaze. Fires elsewhere in the state caused significant damage as well, torching large swaths of ranchland.Yet through it all, Northwest Montana remained without flames thanks to a June that saw heavy rainfall. At Glacier Park International Airport, a record 6.9 inches of rain fell in June, nearly four inches above average. But dry weather eventually arrived, and with it came the fires in late July and August.Now that wildfires are here, the question is whether Mother Nature will provide the proper weather to keep the flames at bay and ultimately stamp out the fire season. Michelle Mead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Missoula, said “we are getting to the point of the year” when weather systems generally begin arriving with the promise of precipitation. But that point hasn’t arrived yet. Immediate forecasts from the National Weather Service call for more hot and dry weather, though interspersed with rain.“We keep getting little bouts of precipitation,” Mead said.As hard as weather ever is to predict, this summer has proven to be more unruly than usual in Montana, with record moisture falling in parts of the state while at the same time hundreds of thousands of acres were burning in other parts.“It’s been a very bizarre summer,” Mead said.Jeremy Pris, fire program manager for the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Kalispell unit, said the last weeks of August are “typically the height of our fire season.” The grass is drying out and the temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. Pris said his agency is staffing itself appropriately to be able to quickly attack new fire starts. “Initial attack is the name of game,” Pris said.Echoing Mead, Pris holds out hopeful anticipation that early September will bring fall rains – or more specifically, “a season-ending event, which is significant rainfall.”According to a report from the U.S. Drought Monitor released Aug. 16, most of Northwest Montana is safe from drought conditions, with only a sliver of Flathead County’s eastern edge qualifying for an “abnormally dry” designation.Areas throughout southern and central Montana have “moderate” or “severe” drought conditions. Forecasts predict the drought to persist or intensify in these areas. Late last week, stage 1 fire restrictions went into effect on all state, federal and private lands in Ravalli County, due to “very high fire danger, extremely dry fuels, and an increase in human-caused fires,” according to the DNRC.The U.S. Drought Monitor lists conditions in much of the Midwest U.S. as “extreme” or “exceptional” – the highest-level classification. Conditions in parts of the West are considered “extreme.”Mead said temperatures in Kalispell were 2.5 degrees higher than normal for July while precipitation was “well below normal” at .74 inches, compared to the average of 1.45. Nationwide, July was the hottest month ever recorded in the continental United States and the first seven months of this year were also the hottest on record.In Northwest Montana, a brief spell of coolness and rain last week temporarily improved fire conditions but hot weather returned over the weekend. On Aug. 17, the Flathead National Forest said it expected fire behavior “to return to pre-storm intensities.” “Fire managers will adjust their strategies as the conditions change,” the national forest statement said.last_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, December 20, 2019

first_imgThere are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsCocoa production continues to cause deforestation in Ivory Coast (France 24).Scientists trying to save a critically endangered tree in India faced unique challenges (The Revelator).Nigeria has plans to restore shrinking Lake Chad, but it will cost $50 billion (EnviroNews Nigeria).Liberia’s Forest Development Authority has partnered with an NGO for the first time to protect a forest community (FrontPageAfrica).A species of spider that’s new to science can cause human flesh to rot with its venom (Science Times).Disaster management of wildfires could help stave off the global heating they cause (U.N. Environment Programme).Even as the tiger population in Nepal grows, tigers there are dying more frequently (The Revelator).A recent camera trap survey in Laos turned up no evidence of tigers, leading scientists to conclude that the big cats are extinct in the Southeast Asian country (The Revelator).Other newsActivists have come together to stop a pipeline that would traverse mountains and Native American land in the eastern U.S. (Biographic).His coal company was tanking, but he continued to fund groups dedicated to climate change denial (The New York Times).Meanwhile, rail freight companies also funded climate denialism (The Atlantic).The ocean off of California is swiftly growing more acidic, and more quickly than other marine environments (Los Angeles Times, The New York Times).More climate scientists are becoming advocates of action to slow the rise in global temperatures (Los Angeles Times).Alaska is on the frontlines of climate change but remains dependent on Big Oil (The Washington Post).The largest mining operation in world history is set to start in Namibia (The Atlantic).The evolution of rats is bending to the effects of humans’ attempts to control them (Undark).Indigenous groups in South Africa are getting the remains of their ancestors back (Undark).Investment bankers are playing a role in combatting the global addiction to coal (The Atlantic).NASA will soon be able to track rising sea levels from space (Los Angeles Times).The results of the latest U.N. climate talks in Madrid disappointed many participants and observers (The Economist, The New York Times, The Washington Post).Lionfish, invasive species in parts of the ocean, become more efficient predators as seas warm, worrying researchers (Hakai Magazine).“Active management” of redwoods through burning and logging could be beneficial for the threatened trees — or not; scientists debate the best course of action (Undark).The “shifting baseline” problem has surfaced among young people, as they have trouble pegging the sizes of wildlife populations in the past (New Scientist).Banner image of cacao trees in Peru by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by John Cannonlast_img read more

Le Milan AC exclu des compétitions européennes la saison prochaine

first_imgIl avait été épinglé en avril pour son incapacité à respecter l’équilibre financier exigé par l’UEFA sur les trois dernières années. L’ACM avait été suspendu une première fois par l’UEFA à l’issue de la saison 2017/2018, une décision jugée à l’époque disproportionnée par le TAS. Sur le plan sportif, Milan sort d’une saison compliquée (5e de Serie A, à un point de l’Inter et du dernier billet pour la Ligue des champions), conclue par le départ de l’entraîneur Gennaro Gattuso et du directeur sportif Leonardo. Partager LQ/AFP Le club, 5e du championnat d’Italie, était qualifié pour la phase de poules de la Ligue Europa (C3). Le Milan AC, qualifié pour la Ligue Europa, a été exclu des compétitions européennes pour la saison 2019/2020 pour non-respect des règles du fair-play financier, a annoncé le Tribunal arbitral du sport (TAS) vendredi. Dans l’attente de cette décision, et vu ses importantes dettes, le club lombard avait d’ores et déjà annoncé son intention de réduire ses dépenses. Saison passée compliquée La sanction, rendue publique ce vendredi à l’issue d’une longue procédure, résulte d’un accord entre le club lombard et l’UEFA; accord validé par le Tribunal administratif du sport. last_img read more

England star Sancho helps provide pitch for south east London footballers

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 2 Jadon Sancho has helped with the launch of a new football pitch in south east London in the hopes of inspiring others to achieve their dreams.Sancho, who was born in Camberwell and raised in Kennington, has teamed up with sponsors Nike to help provide south east London’s rising young footballers with better facilities and improve the community. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship “Growing up in Kennington has made me the man I am today; I owe a lot to South London for nurturing the way I play,” Sancho said.“I hope the local kids feel empowered to tell their own stories through football and follow in my footsteps — this pitch being just the ignition point.” Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets rookie error statement 2 appointed Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekBulgaria vs England (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTSwitzerland vs Republic of Ireland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 latest LIVE on talkSPORT Jadon Sancho greets aspiring footballers at the launch of his new pitch Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Lambeth Tigers, a football club for young people between the ages of six and 18, are the team who have been rewarded with the improved pitch.David Marriott and Jamahl Jarrett both grew up on a nearby estate and the two coaches helped with the founding of the club and described the pitch as ‘sanctuary for kids’. Nike stalemate “There’s a real need for safe places for these kids to play in,” says Jarrett.“A pitch like this is like a sanctuary for kids, encouraging them to get into football in a safe environment. The cool, bright design is also like a magnet — it’s a place where people will want to get out and play.”The Tigers will use the pitch all year to help enable football programming and provide regular opportunities to more than 300 young players in the community through coaching, workshops and training.Sancho, the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger, began his youth career with Watford, before moving to Manchester City where he grew frustrated by a lack of first-team action and decided to move to Germany in 2017.His form in the Bundesliga has earned him nine England caps, the most recent coming during the underwhelming 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday. Nike have teamed up with Sancho to provide a pitch for Lambeth Tigers Nike Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future last_img read more

Rafters fall short with Dock Spiders, pick up win in Kokomo

first_imgFor the City TimesFOND DU LAC/KOKOMO, IN – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored first and came back late, but ultimately could not hang on in a 4-2 loss to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders on July 6.CJ Willis had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to put the Rafters on the board first, but Fond du Lac took the lead on a two-RBI double by Zeb Adreon. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth inning, Peter Matt reached on an error and Roman Trujillo scored to tie the game 2-2.In the bottom of the inning, Andrew Bullock hit a two-RBI single to give Fond du Lac the lead. Wisconsin Rapids brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, but could not complete the comeback.Rafters reliever Jimmy Borzone is credited with the loss in 2.1 innings of work. Fond du Lac’s Jack Snyder earns the win out of the bullpen. The Rafters are now 6-2 against the Dock Spiders this season.The Rafters then improved to above .500 for the second half with a 6-5 road win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits on July 7.The Rafters struck first in the opening frame when Josh Nicoloff scored on a Balk to take a 1-0 lead. Rapids then built a 4-0 lead with RBIs by Davion Downey, Osvaldo Tovalin and Edarian Williams in the third inning.After Kokomo got a run back in the bottom of the third, Downey answered with an RBI double to give Wisconsin Rapids a 5-1 lead. Kokomo chipped away at the Rafters lead and tied the game in the bottom of the eighth.Roman Trujillo drove in a run with a bunt single in the ninth to put the Rafters back on top 6-5. Brayden Bonner closed out a clean ninth inning to get the win for the Rafters. Kenny Johnson is credited with the loss in relief for the Jackrabbits.last_img read more

Rock ‘Til You Plot with Last.fm

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#music#Visualization#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts center_img curt hopkins Joachim Van Herwegen, an intern at the online music company Last.fm, has plotted his company’s music information against user gender and age data. These “Gender Plots” also incorporate music information from Last.fm, as well as user profile information. What results is a freaky series of visual statements that are as noteworthy for their as if! properties as for the window they provide on music and culture. Even where you disagree with the implied conclusions, these plots serve as a place of departure for your own internal conversation on music. It should surprise no one that the bulk of users are between 15 and 30 years of age, peaking in the early 20s. Among further conclusions you might come to with the data is that Slayer trends toward the gentlemen and Lady Gaga toward the ladies. No surprise there. It might surprise those of you who are entering your sixth decade of life to realize that the only musician you like is someone named Ronnie Aldrich. And those in my age group (nuh-uh) consist of people with musical tastes so abjectly awful that I actually wept a little before I could pull myself together. Among the most interesting of the plots is one that maps the words used in the About Me sections of the user profiles. Punk is surprisingly resilient. Grandmother appears at 40 and grandchildren after 50. Given that Last.fm is located in London, a substantial number of the self-describing words are in Spanish, French, German and other European languages. If you’re a Last.fm user, you can use the “Playground” Van Herwegen created to map your own choices and descriptors against your friends. It’s always great to see companies leveraging and making public their own unique data. It’s even better when it’s presented in as effective and attractive way as Last.fm’s Gender Plots. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

WORD FROM THE WEST – TOUCH WEST AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

first_imgTouch West have released their “Word from the West” newsletter for Autumn 2007. All the news, views, and important information from Western Australia and the rest of the Touch Football world are highlighted in this excellent edition.Feature pieces in the second edition of  the “Word from the West” broach a wide range of pertinent topics.   The “Word from the West” newsletter includes:The view from Touch West State Manager Matt Bamford’s desk, a wrap of the Barbarians 2007 National Touch League campaign, and the “Be Active State Championships”, as well as the “Be Active Member’s Equity Super League Finals Series”. Beach Touch in the West is also featured. Western Australia’s World Cup contingent is honoured in the newsletter, as well as the West’s NTL refereeing representatives, and a catalogue of events is listed to keep constituents up to date with all the upcoming events  from the West.Please click onto the below attachment to read.Related Fileswa_newsletter_vol_2_autumn_2007-pdflast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp hints Lovren prime Van Dijk partner

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp hints Lovren prime Van Dijk partnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted he sees Dejan Lovren as Virgil van Dijk’s prime defensive partner.Lovren has worked his way back into the starting line-up after an injury plagued start to the season.Klopp said, “I thought 2018 was one of the best years Dejan ever had.“Not only with us in the CL final but with Croatia in the WC final. After the WC he came back injured which was not cool. Since then he has been outstanding for us.“It is not a surprise [his partnership with Virgil van Dijk]. Last season we qualified for the CL final with this pair.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img