Trauma Tuesday: Tough Mudder Clothesline Edition

first_imgThe Tough Mudder series of races is not for the squeamish and for good reason – read about the race’s first death during competition here. The races are long and the obstacles vary from cold water plunges to wall climbs to running through wires coursing with electricity. The race is intense to say the least.It’s the Electroshock Therapy obstacle that gets the guy in the video above, and no, it’s not the guy who takes a digger at :05. You can tell the wires are working from the guy who flinches at :13 just as the true victim is sucking his doors off trying to get through without feeling the wrath. The worst part is the guy looks like he is making good time and in a healthy rhythm. Nothing like an electric clothesline to put a hitch in your giddy-up. But he’s a tough mudder, so he stayed in the game, which is commendable given he just got jacked off his feet. He’s lucky his head didn’t pop off, and you can tell he is physically hurt as well as emotionally demoralized as he slumps away.Love how the woman with the volunteer shirt just walks on by giving no assistance – if that is even a real Tough Mudder volunteer, which she may not be. Or maybe volunteers are instructed to not give assistance – that’s just another obstacle in the race. And the announcer with his two cents for the crowd: “Wow. You don’t see that every day.”No, you certainly don’t.last_img read more

HotSports Congratulate Sanusi on NFF Re-appointment

first_imgLeading sports production and marketing company, HotSports Nigeria Limited has congratulated Dr Mohammed Sanusi on his re-appointment as General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).Sanusi, who is the Danmasani Wajeke of Wamakko, had his five-year tenure renewed by the Annual General Meeting of the Federation in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday.In a statement in Lagos, President/CEO of HS Media Group, Mr Taye Ige said that the renewal of Sanusi’s appointment was richly deserved. “The fact that the renewal of your five-year tenure came ahead of the expiration of the first one is a fitting testimonial on the efficiency with which you have discharged your onerous responsibilities,” the statement stated.Recalling the role of HotSports Nigeria Limited as the Official Media (Non-Match) Partner and Marketing Consultant to the NFF, Ige said that the company could attest to Sanusi’soutstanding administrative quality and inter-personal relationship.Sanusi’s new term is to commence on January 1, 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mohammed Sanusilast_img read more

USC finishes lengthy road game slate

first_imgAfter nearly a month since its last home game, the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team will play at UC Irvine before returning home to McDonald’s Swim Stadium for six of its final seven regular season matches.“It’s nice to be able to come back home this weekend,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “We have all our long road trips behind us now, with our big wins over Stanford and in the NorCal tournament, so we are looking forward to staying close to home.”Thursday’s contest will be a rematch of this year’s SoCal tournament semifinals, a game in which the Trojans (17-0, 2-0) won 10-5. In that game, UCI (14-5, 0-2) had the score even at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Trojans expect a similar fighting spirit in this week’s matchup.“They have a really good all-around team,” senior two-meter Matt Burton said. “They always come out hard and just work. They’re going to come out with a ton of energy at their home pool and hopefully we can match that energy and play with the poise and experience that we have.”Over the course of the team’s four-year run of dominance, players have grown accustomed to opponents’ energy. USC’s reputation precedes it, and everybody strives to unseat the kings.“Whenever you’re the number one team, everyone’s always excited to play against you,” Burton said. “We look forward to it. That’s where you like to be, in that number one spot.”At present, the Anteaters are reeling, having lost four of their last six games, including each of their first two games of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. Coach Vavic expects UCI to come out with a sense of urgency given its early conference struggles.“I had a meeting with the guys yesterday and brought up the example of Stanford’s football team beating us [in 2006] when they were ranked very, very low in the national rankings, and they beat us,” Vavic said. “The point was that everybody can beat anybody, and UCI is not a team to take lightly. They can be dangerous.”The Trojans’ defense is focused on UCI’s multiple scoring options. The Anteaters have two drivers, Bojan Hrlec and Mitch Wise, who have scored 52 and 47 goals respectively this season, and three others who have scored at least 20 goals in 2012.“They have just an overall very good attack,” senior driver Tobias Preuss said. “They have great drivers that are very explosive. They get themselves into very good finishing positions and can be extremely dangerous if you’re not prepared.”USC has won its last 19 games dating back to last season. But the team is still focused on ways it can improve.“We still have a lot of space to improve,” Preuss said. “There are lots of things to improve on. But that’s OK, as long as we go game by game and really analyze what we did right and what we did wrong, we’ll be in a good spot when all is said and done.”last_img read more

TEN MORE TOWNS ACROSS DONEGAL TO BE PART OF FOOD WASTE REGULATIONS

first_imgTen more towns throughout Donegal are to be included under the Waste Management (Household Food Waste) Regulations 2012 from next month, July 2015.They are: Ballyshannon, Ballybofey-Stranorlar, Buncrana, Bunbeg-Derrybeg, Bundoran, Carndonagh, Donegal Town and Lifford.Since July 2014 these regulations have placed an obligation on householders in Letterkenny to ‘source segregate’ their household food waste and present it for collection for processing. Alternatively a householder was allowed to compost their food waste on their own property. In either event household food waste cannot be mixed with general residual waste destined for disposal at landfills.From July 2016 the regulations will apply to a further 19 towns and villages.It is a condition of the Waste Collectors Permits to provide this service (Brown Bin) and for appropriate treatment/processing. The Council has been engaging with the Collectors to ensure their compliance.What does this mean for the householder?These regulations mean the householder will be required to keep their food waste out of the ‘residual’ bin and present it for collection by their waste collector. An additional bin will be provided by the waste collector and households are encouraged to contact their own waste collector for further information.All food waste, including meats and dairy products will go into the new bin.Waste collectors will advise on what can and cannot go into the food waste bin.Where does this waste go? The food waste will be composted and the final product will be used for soil conditioning either on gardens or on farmlands. What does the householder need to do to get their bin and is there additional costs involved?All the householder should have to do is contact their waste collector and ask for a food waste bin. For householders on fixed rate charges there should be no increased cost. For Pay as You Throw customers they should contact their waste collector for more information.There are new regulations due regarding household waste charges which should lead to the householder being rewarded for their efforts in separating out the waste fractions in their homes. These regulations should be in place by mid-2016.Why is this change being introduced? All EU states are obliged to comply with the EU Waste Framework Directive, which amongst other things provides for the removal of biodegradable wastes from landfills. This is to protect the environment now and in the future from the consequences of the decomposition of wastes such as food that results in highly polluting leachates and greenhouse gases such as methane.By removing food waste from landfills the production of these pollutants is considerably reduced, which in turn reduces the cost of running the landfills now and for next 40 years.This does not just benefit us today but will be a worthwhile legacy for our children in the future.TEN MORE TOWNS ACROSS DONEGAL TO BE PART OF FOOD WASTE REGULATIONS was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:binsdonegalfoodwastelast_img read more