first_imgRELATED: Almirola released from hospitalNASCAR officials will do a thorough inspection of the No. 43 Ford of driver Aric Almirola following the Richard Petty Motorsports driver’s fiery crash during Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.“It’s currently at the (NASCAR) R&D Center, and our safety experts will … look for anything that might give us clues or some indication of exactly what the challenge was there with Aric and his back,” Scott Miller, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition, said Monday morning on “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR.“I’m certain they’ll interview him and ask him about all the particulars of how tight his belts were and all the rest of that.“When we have these situations or even situations where someone doesn’t get hurt, we really like to investigate as best as possible into the accident and see how we can get better.”Almirola suffered a compression fracture of the T5 vertebra when his car was involved in a three-car accident on Lap 199 of the 267-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.The incident began when a mechanical issue appeared to cause the No. 22 Team Penske Ford of Joey Logano to clip the right rear of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Danica Patrick in Turn 1 on the 1.5-mile track.Patrick’s Ford slammed hard into the outside wall, then struck the Logano entry as it slid up the track. Patrick’s car had burst into flames when the Almirola entry came into the corner and piled into the left front of Logano’s car.The impact was so severe it lifted the rear wheels of Almirola’s Ford off the racing surface.MORE: Almirola, Logano, Patrick in fiery wreckEmergency and track safety workers were quickly on the scene. While Logano and Patrick were not injured and were able to exit their cars without assistance, workers had to remove the roof of Almirola’s car to extricate the driver.He was alert as workers placed him on a backboard and quickly airlifted him to the University of Kansas Medical Center.The 33-year-old driver was released Sunday, and returned home to North Carolina. According to RPM officials he was expected to undergo additional medical evaluations upon his return.Updates on his condition and the team’s plans for the upcoming race weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway are expected to be announced at a later date.Miller praised the work of the safety crews and medical personnel.“To take the precautions that they did, fortunately Aric was able to talk with them over there and explain the situation so they acted accordingly and we were really happy with the way all that went,” he said.In addition to the safety aspects of the driver compartment, Miller said NASCAR’s safety group will look at the reasons for the fire.RELATED: NASCAR makes safety push with traveling medical team“We always look at that and the biggest thing that we’re concerned with from a fire perspective is fuel and the car sitting there burning for a long time and going into a big blaze,” he said. “Fuel is the biggest catalyst for that. I think we’ve done a really good job with the fuel cells and all the work that we’ve done there. When you have a crash like that and the oil coolers and oil lines and all the things that get damaged in a wreck like that, oil is going to come out on the headers and it’s going to be hard to stop a flash fire.“But I think as long as we can stay away from those fires that sit there and burn or escalate after the car stops, we’re doing pretty good there.”The race was red-flagged for 27 min., 41 seconds while safety and rescue personnel attended to the drivers and cleaned up the scene.Almirola is in his sixth full season of competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He has one career victory, 10 top-five and 29 top-10 finishes in 226 career starts.last_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews Dominica Red Cross to launch Hazard & First Aid Apps by: Dominica Vibes News – May 7, 2015 118 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! In commemoration of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day on Friday 8 May 2015, the Dominica Red Cross will launch a free Hazard App and First Aid App for iOS and Android phone users.The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will use the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the relevance of its fundamental principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality – the core of its humanitarian commitment, values and mission.At the heart of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the mandate to assist communities affected by disasters, conflict or crisis, wherever and whoever they are. “Every time you see the Dominica Red Cross they are acting in accordance with the Movement’s Fundamental Principles,” director general, Dominica Red Cross Kathleen Pinard-Byrne said.“These principles safeguard our access to vulnerable communities, and enable us to engage with hundreds of persons through programmes such as Disaster Risk Management, Community Based Health and First Aid, Blood Donor Recruitment and First Aid & CPR services,” Mrs Pinard-Byrne added.Thus, these knowledge sharing applications are being promoted by the Dominica Red Cross, so that a greater percentage of the population can access information at any time on the main hazards which affect Dominica, the actions which can be taken to prepare for and respond to these events, and to recognise the signs and symptoms of the various injuries and illnesses so that appropriate action can be taken. These Apps also provide useful tools e.g. a torchlight, strobe light, alarm and alert notification which the app users can access. In order to download these free Apps enter the following links in your phone internet browser:Hazard App: Aid App: read more

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first_imgA futsal game between Nicosia sides Omonia and APOEL was abandoned on Thursday night after fans hurled objects onto the playing court.Police said the game was abandoned a minute before the final whistle when Omonia fans threw objects. It had been interrupted three times before that for the same reason.The final interruption followed a red card shown to the goalkeeper of Omonia who had another player sent off a minute earlier.APOEL was ahead at the time 2-1.The decision sparked a row between the team officials, players, and referees, which was eventually broken up by police officers.The game at Eleftheria stadium was attended by around 1,500 fans.last_img read more

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first_imgIndian pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was disappointed. The ball, that hit JP Duminy’s pads, looked like it was crashing straight into the middle stump. But umpire Vineet Kulkarni who was officiating in the first T20 between India and South Africa in Dharamsala on October 2 was undeterred. On a few other occasions in the ongoing tour against South Africa, team India was not happy with Kulkarni’s decisions. An agitated Indian team management has now filed a complaint against the umpire, a report published in The Hindu said. The team has cited four decisions, all leg before wicket appeals, to instantiate the point.Also read:  How MS Dhoni lost the first ODI for Team India  Kulkarni also turned down left arm spinner Axar Patel’s  appeal against Duminy, when the visitors needed 96 runs from 48 balls. Notably, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed displeasure at the incompetent umpiring saying, “We did not have quite a few decisions going our way and sometimes these can change the match.  It could have been different if we could have got Duminy out early.” In the first one-day international too, the team was not happy with Kulkarni’s decision to give Shikhar Dhawan out. In spite of  Morne Morkel’s ball, delivered from around the wicket, missing the leg stump, Dhawan made the long walk back. Kulkarni has officiated in 18 one-day internationals and seven T20 matches.last_img read more

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first_imgYeng Guiao faced with ‘good problem’ after Gilas trips Aussie club Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEW DELHI — The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended India’s drug-testing laboratory for six months, saying its analysis isn’t up to scratch.WADA says it found “non-conformities” during a visit to the New Delhi lab, including with isotope ratio mass spectrometry, a method used to detect banned steroids. The lab must now ship its untested samples to other labs.ADVERTISEMENT Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos That leaves the international anti-doping system with a hole in its coverage for southern Asia. The nearest accredited facilities are in Qatar, Thailand and China.New Delhi tested 7,163 samples in 2017, the last year for which statistics are available, ranking it 17th out of 31 labs worldwide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelSince finding evidence of cover-ups at the Russian anti-doping lab, WADA has stepped up its controls. That’s included stripping labs in Kazakhstan and Portugal of their accreditations altogether. Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast MOST READ ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalentlast_img read more

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first_imgA Vancouver couple were arrested Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the human trafficking of a 17-year-old girl in Beaverton, Ore.Detectives had been following the human trafficking suspects, identified as Davontie Donahue, 21, and his wife, Torri Donahue, 22, from the time they dropped off a 17-year-old girl at the Comfort Inn in Beaverton, according to Beaverton police.When the detectives attempted to stop the suspects’ vehicle at about 2:45 p.m., the occupants refused to follow commands and fled in the vehicle, police said.The vehicle then reportedly crashed into a detective’s car and a marked K-9 vehicle but kept driving. The vehicle then crashed into a privately owned vehicle before it left the road, crashing into a fence and landing in a drainage ditch, according to Beaverton police.Police said Davontie Donahue fled the vehicle and was found by a police dog a short time later inside a child’s pink playhouse.Davontie and Torri Donahue were taken to area hospitals and treated for injuries police said were not life-threatening.Torri Donahue was released at the hospital and cited for suspicion of promoting prostitution.Davontie Donahue remains hospitalized, but Beaverton police officer Mike Rowe said he will be transported to the Washington County Jail on a felony warrant and on suspicion of compelling and promoting prostitution, eluding and being a felon in possession of a firearm.The 17-year-old is not related to the Donahues and is safe with the Beaverton Police Department, police said.last_img read more

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