Be ‘Needle Aware’ As You Participate In Spring Clean-Up Activities

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The annual spring cleanup season is in full swing on the Kenai Peninsula. According to participants, the melting snow and ice is exposing items which have been hidden through the winter. Some of those items include discarded needles, and other drug paraphernalia. Senator Peter Micciche: “As you clean up winter trash, please be needle safe and explain to your kids. I hate posting this, but until we get a handle on addiction and put traffickers away for decades, this will be our reality.” Authorities say joggers, dog-walkers and general passerby should be aware especially on local beaches and parks. Residents are reminded that if  you come across drug paraphernalia, do not touch these items due to health risks. If you find any suspicious items in one of the local parks, notify a park attendant immediately or the local Police Department and an officer will respond.center_img Robl advises people to use caution when finding needles because used syringes carry the risk of spreading communicable diseases like hepatitis and HIV: “We would urge that people who find syringes be very careful with them. It is very easy to have an unintended needle stick which could have some serious health consequences.”  Homer Police Chief Mark Robl: “If you’re unsure about how to collect syringes safely and transport them please contact the police station. We would be more than happy to come out and pick them up for you.” last_img read more

Hollywood actor teams up with locals in Grenada for charity run

first_imgDr. Karen Lawson, founder of reachwithin.org said, “I am thrilled and humbled that Brandon would take time out of his busy schedule to both support and take part in our campaign.  Its great when Grenadians in the diaspora, and those with Grenadian roots, give back to the island although Brandon is doing so much more. Our dream is for A Run For Grenada to become an established, annual event and with Brandon’s support maybe it can happen.” Canadian actor, Brandon Jay McLaren, who plays Dale Jakes in USA Network hit show ‘Graceland’, has thrown his full support behind a reachwithin.org crowdfunding campaign called A Run For Grenada which is raising funds to support children living in care homes across the island.Brandon, whose father is from the Caribbean island of Grenada and mother is from Trinidad, was so enthused by the A Run For Grenada pre-campaign promotion he chose to do more than just donate. He is now a proud member of a team that will run over 20 miles, from the Islands capital St George’s to the town of Sauteurs, on Sunday, 1 November 2015. “The older I get the more important Grenada is to me,” says Brandon. “My grandmother passed last year, and going back to Grenada for the service really had an impact. Knowing where you come from, history, lineage, tradition; these are all themes that have been central to the human experience for centuries and, for me, Grenada is at the center of those themes.”“The campaign, A Run For Grenada, ticks three boxes for me,” continues Brandon. “I love to give back, I love to run and I love Grenada. I back this campaign because children are our future and they deserve the best start in life. At first I was going to just donate but then I decided to do a bit more. Before I knew it, and after a quick exchange with the campaign organisers, I had booked my flight to Grenada and now here I am training for a marathon run in the Caribbean. I will push my body over that finish line and when I do cross it, it will be a wonderful feeling.”center_img The run is in its first official year and will see Brandon, who was also in the movie, ‘She’s The Man’, running alongside ten local people including Grenadian, Dennis Mason, who was raised in residential care and initiated A Run For Grenada.last_img read more

UFC Shenzhen results: Zhang Weili destroys Jessica Andrade in 42 seconds to become first Chinese UFC champion

first_imgZhang Weili had the chance to do something a Chinese fighter had never done in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Shenzhen: Become a UFC champion.It didn’t take long for history to be made as Weili wrecked Jessica Andrade with her powerful striking arsenal in 42 seconds to become the UFC women’s strawweight champion and the first UFC Chinese champion from Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. “My name is Zhang Weili,” Weili said in her post-fight interview. “I’m from China. Remember me!”Weili and Andrade came right out firing, trying to put each other away. During their exchange, Andrade landed a couple shots to send Weili back. Not deterred in the slightest, Weili came back and landed a short right elbow to send Andrade back for a moment. The complexion of the fight changed in an instant when Weili threw a right hand that nearly dropped Andrade. Seeing an opportunity, Weili (20-1) uncorked a series of elbows and heavy knees to the body and head of Andrade. The 30-year-old closed the show by continuing to throw shots until a short right hand to send Andrade to the canvas. Weili pounced on Andrade with a series of punches until referee Leon Roberts intervened to stop the fight. WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION! CHINA YOU HAVE YOUR FIRST UFC CHAMPION! #UFCShenzhen pic.twitter.com/lRAhcEFC0J— UFC (@ufc) August 31, 2019The title win is 20 in a row for Weili and a new era is here for the 115-pound women’s division. Andrade’s (20-7) four-fight winning streak is snapped. Even though she lost in quick fashion, she’d like to get another crack at Weili in the future.“I brought my belt in here to defend it,” Andrade said in her post-fight interview. “I wasn’t able to perform as I wished, but hopefully I get a chance to fight her again.” Li Jingliang stops Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos with nine seconds leftLi Jingliang wanted to put on a show for his countrymen. The 31-year-old did just that using a series of heavy shots including a right hook to send Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos packing with nine seconds left in the co-main event. There wasn’t much action in the opening round until the final 15 seconds when Jingliang dropped dos Santos with a straight right hand. Jingliang looked to capitalize on his momentum began the second round. He hunted down dos Santos and trying to put him away with another straight right hand. dos Santos started to press forward and be the aggressor, mixing up his kicks and strikes.  In the third round, Jingliang (17-5) controlled the action on the feet, pushing the pace and even scoring a takedown. With about 20 seconds left to go, Jingliang found an opening and connected on an uppercut which staggered dos Santos back into the cage. Jingliang sensed trouble, took his time and unloaded a barrage of short vicious left uppercuts followed by a short right hook put dos Santos away for the finish to extend his winning streak to three.last_img read more