Stray Juvenile Manatee in Grand Turk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Turk, 13 Nov 2014 (TCIG Press Release) – On Wednesday, 5 November, the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) received a call from a concerned resident stating that there was a manatee seen swimming around the Ports Authority Dock in Grand Turk. Although it was not spotted on Thursday, on Friday, the Cruise Centre reported to DEMA’s Environmental Officer, Katharine Hart, that the manatee was seen near the cruise ships.Manatees are not common in our waters and it is likely that the recent stormy weather in the region resulted in the juvenile straying from familiar waters and finding itself at Grand Turk. Manatees require fresh water, which unfortunately the TCI has very little of. This juvenile manatee was found to be severely dehydrated and emaciated, and attempts to rejuvenate the young animal were made by giving it fresh water to drink as well as lettuce. Since Friday, the manatee has consumed 30 gallons of fresh water. Efforts are under way to rescue this six foot long, juvenilemale manatee. DEMA contacted both the US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Centre. Following a formal request for assistance, the Puerto Rico Manatee Conservation Centre offered both support and services to collect the animal and fly him back to Puerto Ricowhere he will be rehabilitated for eventual release into the wild. Once he has reached a healthy condition, the Centre will be able to investigate his genetics to determine which population of manatees he is from, and he can be released, with a satellite transmitter, into familiar waters.Arrangements are being made to airlift the manatee to the Rehabilitation Centre as soon as possible; however, the TCI is responsible for funding his flight back to Puerto Rico. The cost will be approximately $2,000, and the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (TCRF) is assisting with the raising of these funds. Donations can be made via PayPal on the TCRF website (http://tcreef.org/donate.html ). Any excess funds raised will go the Rehabilitation Centre to support the young manatee’s rehabilitation.ENDS Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:dema, Department of environment and maritime affairs, grand turk, manatee, Puerto rico manatee conservation center, US fish and wildlife servicecenter_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp We can eat Nassau Grouper legally, soonlast_img read more

Wilmingtons iPods For Wounded Veterans Travel To Arizona Partner With Teamsters To

first_imgTUCSON, AZ — A vacation to Arizona turned into an event honoring U.S. veterans at a facility in Tucson on Saturday where attendees received headphones and other gifts as a thank you for their service to this country.Paul Cardello, chairman and CEO for iPods for Wounded Veterans, was out in Arizona visiting family when he realized the Veterans Administration (VA) had a hospital nearby. Enlisting the help of Local 104 and the VA as well as assistance of sponsors Bose, Best Buy, Big Lots and Hudson RPM, he organized an event for upwards of 150 vets that featured speakers, giveaways, food, drink and music.A retired member of Local 170 in Worchester, Mass., Cardello and his organization have repeatedly joined with Teamsters on the local and national level in order to give back to this nation’s wounded heroes. Officials from the Teamsters Military Assistance Program were on hand to advise former military members about career opportunities with the union.“This was a massive event,” Cardello said. “Everyone was involved in it.”Vets received earbuds from Bose and magazines from Hudson. Best Buy and Big Lots provided iPods for Wounded Veterans with discounted merchandise that was raffled off at the event. The VA supplied refreshments and staffing support. Local 104 also provided volunteers for the event.The organization holds similar event around the country. The next one is scheduled for April 13 in Manchester, N.H., and Local 633 is assisting. More information about iPods for Wounded Veterans can be found HERE.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Teamsters.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTO OF THE DAY: Rep. Miceli & iPods for Wounded Vets Founder Meet At State HouseIn “Photo of the Day”PHOTO OF THE DAY: iPods for Wounded Veterans Named ‘Volunteer Service Organization of the Year’In “Photo of the Day”Benton Posthumously Honored For Making Local Letter Writing Campaign To Injured Soldiers Go NationalIn “Education”last_img read more

Sports Streamer DAZN Sets MotoGP Series as It Expands Originals EXCLUSIVE

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 As the generalist streamers dive deeper into sports programming, specialist sports player DAZN is growing its lineup of originals alongside its coverage of live events. Next up is “In Our Blood,” a three-part series about three generations of iconic Spanish MotoGP riders: Alex Criville, Jorge Lorenzo, and Marc Marquez.Former BT, ESPN, and Sky programming exec Grant Best is leading the originals charge as senior vice president of original programming and content development. The one-offs and series are being designed to sit alongside and bolster DAZN’s staple fare of live sports, he told Variety.Best, who also produced the BAFTA-winning “Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad,” said that the plan is to look at various types of sports-themed programming. “If you can complement great live sport with original content, it can help massively,” he said. “We would like to make content with a twist.” Best added that DAZN is focusing on “the culture of sports in the territories we are in.” Accordingly, “In Our Blood” will launch in Spain at the same time that the streaming service does. The show will be DAZN’s third original after the one-off documentary “Being Mario Götze,” about the eponymous German soccer star, and the three-part boxing documentary series “Canelo vs. Rocky.” The future lineup includes local-language shows about star athletes.“In Our Blood” is made in association with Spanish shingle Minded Factory and devotes an episode to each of the three Spanish riders. The first installment was filmed in Seva, Spain, and brings Alex Criville back to the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit where he became the 1999 MotoGP Championship.The Marc Marquez episode is filmed at his bike shop in Cervera, Spain, and recounts the story of the rider who became a five-time MotoGP Champion at the age of 25. Jorge Lorenzo is filmed at home in Lugano, Switzerland, as he opens up on his life and the 2010 season, when he won the MotoGP Championship against Marquez.“MotoGP success and Spain are synonymous,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s EVP of revenue, southern Europe. “We’re thrilled to release ‘In Our Blood’ celebrating this rich MotoGP history as our new sport streaming service launches in Spain with exclusive rights to every moment of MotoGP.”DAZN will be in nine countries by mid-2019 and aims to be in 20 countries by 2020, Veronica Diquattro, EVP, DAZN, Southern Europe, declared Thursday Feb. 27 at DAZN’s official launch in Spain, its eighth territory.For Spain, it has snagged all exclusive rights – free-to-air as well as OTT – to MotoGP, whose season kicks off in Qatar over March 8-10, plus English Premier League and EuroLeague basketball rights from the 2019-20 seasons.Diquattro also announced in Madrid on Thursday that Brazilian soccer icon Neymar had signed on as a DAZN global ambassador and ex-Chelsea, Real Madrid and Man U. manager José Mourinho as a commentator.The streamer will also see an upcoming launch in Brazil. It started out in 2016 with rollouts in Austria, Germany, Japan and Switzerland. It added Canada and Italy in 2017 and the U.S. in 2018.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more