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  • USOC confirms Lochte gas station incident, apologizes to Brazil as swimmers fly home

    08/18/2016 10:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/18/16 | Matt Norlander
    United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun released a statement late Thursday night that largely confirmed what Brazilian authorities made public earlier in the day. Ryan Lochte and three of his USA swimming teammates concocted a story about being held up at gunpoint by men posing as police officers while returning to the athletes' Olympic Village early Sunday morning. The USOC apologized to Brazil in the statement and gave more context to the latest news developing in the case. "The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of...
  • Australian Olympic swimmers in hot water after gun photo

    06/08/2012 11:54:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/12 | Molly Gray
    (CNN) -- Two Australian Olympic swimmers who posted pictures on Facebook of themselves brandishing weapons have been ordered to take them down by the country's swimming authorities. The image, taken in a gun shop in Santa Clara, California, showed Nick D'Arcy with two pistols standing next to Kenrick Monk who is holding two shotguns across his chest, according to a Friday report in Australia's Herald Sun. The swimmers were training in the U.S. ahead of the Olympic Games in London later this year. Swimming Australia said in a statement that it does not condone "the posting of inappropriate content on...
  • UK: Crematorium to heat water for town's swimmers

    02/08/2011 10:08:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies ^ | 2/8/11 | Michael Holden
    (Reuters) - A local authority in England has given the go ahead for a swimming pool to use energy created by the next-door crematorium to heat its water. The plan, the first of its kind in Britain, will see waste heat from the incinerator chimney used to warm up the neighboring leisure center and its new pool. "The cremation process is a sensitive matter and we wanted to be sure our proposals had widespread support," said Councilor Carole Gandy, the leader of Redditch Borough Council in central England. Eighty to 90 percent of people who contacted the council had backed...
  • Buoys strung on border canal to prevent drownings

    01/04/2011 3:45:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) -- A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally. The debate over the lifelines has long presented authorities with a moral dilemma: Is it acceptable to do nothing when so many immigrants are dying in the water?
  • 30 Stung By Stingrays; 2 Swimmers Hospitalized

    07/14/2010 10:13:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wed, Jul 14, 2010 | ERIC S. PAGE
    Ambulances were called to La Jolla Wednesday afternoon after at least 30 people were stung by sting rays. The attacks happened at both La Jolla Shores and Blacks Beach up the coast to the north. Lifeguards said that at one point, they were treating 11 or 12 people at the same time. Paramedics were called in to assist with triage because of the abundance of victims. Most of the victims are treated by immersing the stung spot in hot water right away. However, they monitor the victims' vital signs. A lifeguard said that if you are allergic to bees, it's...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Study: Brazilians bring jobs, money to Mass. economy [Bridge Available For Sale]

    03/10/2008 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 14 replies · 495+ views
    Gloucester Daily Times ^ | March 9, 2008 | Kristen Grieco
    Francisco Teixeira is up at 6 every morning, taking care of his 7-month-old daughter. The 33-year-old then heads to the Brazilian Convenience Store on Main Street, which he runs with his wife. They keep it open until 8 every night. Teixeira has been in the United States for the past 12 years, including his first eight in Massachusetts. After a four-year stint in Florida, he moved here to take over the store last month. The state has become his second home. After having a child, he said, he isn't considering going back to Brazil, and is looking to buy a...
  • Dolphin 'heros' that save swimmers from sharks meet a grisly death

    11/29/2004 9:48:28 AM PST · by 4kevin · 26 replies · 3,190+ views
    Cape Times ^ | 11.29.04
    (You should read the article from last week first... ) ========================================= Wellington - New Zealand fishermen may have killed two of the dolphins that recently helped protect swimmers from a Great White shark attack, lifeguards said at the weekend. Two dolphins were found dead in a river in Whangarei Harbour, on North Island, said animal protection officer Jim Boyd. Officials believe they may have been mutilated by criminals poaching fish. Lifeguard Rob Howes said he feared the two dolphins may have been part of the pod that ganged up to protect swimmers from a circling Great White. "This is how...