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

6 YEARS AFTER SUPER TYPHOON: SAFETY ISSUES BUG ‘YOLANDA’ HOUSES

first_imgEach housing unit costs P290,000. “In my view, these won’t last. They have to be replaced,” saidEngr. Victor Diomo of DPWH Region 6’s Maintenance Division after inspecting thehousing project. NHA started constructing the P290-million mass housing project inBarangay Bacjawan Sur, Concepcion in 2016, three years after the disaster. Thecontractor was Hercar Construction Corp. Given the sufficient budgetary support from the nationalgovernment, she said there should be no substandard and delayed implementationof housing projects in different calamity-hit areas and relocation sites. “I cannot allow my people to live in them. The 542 units areallegedly ready for turnover but we will not accept them,” he stressed. During the May 22, 2018 Senate hearing conducted by the Senatecommittee on urban planning, housing and resettlement on the allegedirregularities on resettlement and relocation programs undertaken by thegovernment for disaster-affected areas, then senator Loren Legarda (nowcongresswoman of Antique) said all those involved in the government housingprograms have to be accountable. “NHA-Iloilo told me they recommended the same to their centraloffice but I wonder what happened. I am writing them again. They have to act onthe problem or I will complain of inaction. They have to comply with the ARTALaw,” said Banias. “All these issues are not new to us, or to the NHA, and they needto be addressed because this is an example of wasting the people’s money. Wastage and inefficiency in government programs undermine the confidenceof the people in the institution,” said Legarda./PN The standard mix is one sack of cement, two sacks sand and threesacks of gravel, Diomo told SP members led by Vice Gov. Christine Garin andEngr. Romeo Andig of the Provincial Engineering Office. “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”)was one of the most powerful typhoons recorded andthe deadliest in the Philippines. It plowed the Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013 – exactlysix years ago today – killing at least 6,300 people. Last month, said Banias, he wrote NHA-Iloilo recommending thetermination of the contract with the housing contractor. The houses were supposed to be sturdy and capable of withstanding“Yolanda-grade” typhoon, Banias told PanayNews. According to Diomo, the standard mixing proportion of cement, sandand gravel may not have been followed. The local government of Concepcion would accept the 542 housingunits only after their quality has been assured, said Banias.center_img Hercar Construction Corp.’s Herminio Carreon who was presentduring the DPWH ocular inspection denied the housing units were substandard.Construction workers followed the standard mixing proportion of cement, sandand gravel, he insisted. Photo by IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO – Of the 1,000 mass housing units that the National HousingAuthority (NHA) constructed in the municipality of Concepcion for survivors ofNovember 2013’s super typhoon “Yolanda”, 542 units still have to be turned overto the local government. “The houses are not safe. Kon tandugon mo ang walls, nagaka-pudpod,”said Mayor Raul Banias. As early as 2017, beneficiaries were already complaining of thefollowing: cracks on floors, scaling of concrete walls, leaky roofing, unevenpaint application, no water supply, and sloppy construction of toilets. ARTA is the Anti-Red Tape Law that guarantees speedy governmentaction to transactions. According to the contractor, he would never do anything that wouldruin his reputation or that of his construction company. “Kon may ara deperensya, liwaton ko. Kon kulang dugangan ko,” saidCarreon. Carreon, however, vowed to fix the defects. In June last year, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan asked theDepartment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to conduct an inspection. “These housing programs are being funded by taxpayers’ money,allocated through General Appropriations Act. So why does this regularlyhappen? Somebody has to be liable for the irresponsible use of inferior,substandard and even inappropriate construction materials,” said Legarda. The senator underscored the need for the judicious use of fundsallocated for housing programs to strengthen the accountability of thegovernment and provide the people with the assistance that they deserve. “I think we have recovered from the disaster already except forthe housing resettlement area,” said Banias.last_img read more

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest is Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest is also being held this weekend. The schedule of events are as follows:  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Watch: Paul Scholes’ ‘Hand of God’ goal that got him sent off against Zenit…

first_imgAdvertisement ena9zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgb1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec7c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3pkWould you ever consider trying this?😱1v48qCan your students do this? 🌚rxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Paul Scholes was one of the most technically gifted footballers of his era. Often compared to an all time great – Andres Iniesta, Scholes also was a role model football player. However, there were few moments for Scholes which weren’t complimentary of who Scholes truly was.Advertisement A major example of that is the infamous handball goal against Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Super Cup in 2008. Scholes rose 10 feet in the to , not head but hand the ball into the net. Watch the clip here :Advertisement “When someone gets sent off by punching the ball… it’s a bit unfortunate, it was an instinctive thing,” a surprisingly sympathetic Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters, per Goal, after the match.Advertisement Indeed, it was instinctive but also incredibly beautiful as a skill on its own.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Bombers flying high to start High School hoop season

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers sent a strong message to the rest of the Kootenays the road to the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships travels through the Heritage City.For the second weekend the Bombers made it to a tournament final, this time winning the Mount Sentinel High School Boy’s Basketball title with a convincing 72-47 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Saturday in South Slocan.Last weekend in Kamloops, LVR lost to the NorKam Saints in the final of the Westsyde Wundas tournament. “The thing that impressed me about the tournament was the team play,” head coach Blair D’Andrea told The Nelson Daily Monday.Jason D’Andrea pour into 34 points to lead the Bombers to the lopsided victory. “Jason wasn’t shooting that well in the first two game but was unconscious through three quarters when I took him out,” D’Andrea said.LVR made it look easy against the rebuilding Hawks. John Zak had 14 points while Garrett Perry added 10.LVR advanced to the final by outlasting the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 89-66. The contest was close for until LVR tightened up the defensive pressure on the Storm.Clay Rickaby was a force in the paint, collecting 24 points while pulling down countless rebounds. Zak had a strong game with 20 points while Jason D’Andrea has 21. Perry added 10 points.“We wanted to send a message back to the East Kootenay we are the team to beat to go to provincials,” D’Andrea exclaimed.LVR gained some revenge in the opener by pounding the Osoyoos Rattlers 70-21. The Rattlers upset the Bombers in the final during the 2009 Mount Sentinel Tournament.This season the contest was over early. Rickaby led all scorers with 26 points while Zak scored ten.The Bombers 5-1 on the season, get a huge test as the club travels to Cranbrook Friday to compete in the Mount Baker Wild tournament.LVR will see some very strong AAA opposition from Alberta along with the always-tough Wild.However, the Bombers will be looking to send another message to the East when the club meets Golden, a perennial contender for the Kootenay AA Zone title.Wolves hit by StormSelkirk edged Grand Forks Wolves 59-57 in the consolation final earlier Saturday at Mount Sentinel while Nakusp edged Heritage Christian 71-68 in the fifth-sixth contest.Host Mount Sentinel rode the 21-point performance of Steve Hernandez to dump Osoyoos Rattlers 65-33 to finish seventh overall.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

SPANISH QUEEN, CONSUMER CREDIT PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 AMERICAN OAKS; BALTAS & BROWN, WHO SADDLES THREE, SQUARE OFF IN 1 ¼ MILES TURF FIXTURE FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES

first_imgPLETCHER TRAINEE FEATHERED SHIPS WEST FROM KENTUCKY FOLLOWING GRADE III TURF WIN ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2015)–Locally based Spanish Queen and New York invader Consumer Credit head a field of seven three year old fillies set to go a mile and a quarter on turf in the Grade I, $400,000 American Oaks at Santa Anita.Trained by red-hot Richard Baltas, California-bred Spanish Queen comes off a dazzling 1 ½ length win in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Honeymoon Stakes on May 3, which was only her third career start. A first-out one mile turf maiden winner versus statebreds March 5, the Tribal Rule filly was subsequently second, beaten a neck, in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Providencia Stakes in her second start.Owned by her breeders, Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian and Harout Kamberian, Spanish Queen, like the remainder of the field, will be trying a mile and a quarter for the first time on Saturday. With two win from her three starts, she has earnings of $183,600.Conditioned by Chad Brown, Consumer Credit comes off a narrow minor stakes win going 1 1/16 miles over a yielding turf at Aqueduct April 23 and, with four wins from seven starts, would appear to have a considerable conditioning edge over Spanish Queen. Second, beaten three quarters of a length in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles turf Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs March 7, the Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready was a one length winner of the Grade III, one mile turf Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream three starts back on Jan. 24.Owned by Gary Barber, Brous Stable, LLC and Wachtel Stable, Consumer Credit, who will be piloted by Flavien Prat, is 7-4-2-0 overall with earnings of $255,445.Brown will also send out a pair of recent turf allowance winners, Strict Compliance, who comes off a nose allowance win going 1 3/16 miles over soft turf at Keeneland April 19 and Mrs McDougal, who exits a 7 ¼ length win going one mile on a “good” turf at Aqueduct on April 24.A Florida-bred filly by Into Mischief, Strict Compliance has two wins and a second from three starts. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, Mrs McDougal also has two wins from three starts on turf.Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Feathered, who comes off a gate to wire win in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs May 1, which was her first start on turf. A close fourth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies five starts back Nov. 1, the Indian Charlie filly was subsequently second to eventual Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi in the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos Dec. 13. With an overall mark of 8-2-2-1, she has earnings of $400,974, the most of any Oaks entrant.Second to Spanish Queen in the Grade II Honeymoon, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Sharla Rae has more game-day experience than anyone else in the field and she’ll try to turn the tables on Spanish Queen in her 11th career start. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Afleet Alex, Sharla Rae was third two starts back in the Grade III, one mile Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park March 21.Owned by W.C. Racing, Sharla Rae has run at six different tracks and has one second place finish from two tries on grass. She is 10-4-1-1 overall with earnings of $223,545.The complete field for the Grade I American Oaks, to be run as the fifth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Strict Compliance, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 123; Dating Lady Luck, Corey Nakatani, 118; Feathered, Tyler Baze, 118; Sharla Rae, Drayden Van Dyke, 118; Mrs McDougal, Gary Stevens, 118 and Consumer Credit, Flavien Prat, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more