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Residents urge, ‘Skip the Straw’

first_imgBy DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] was a shocking video that made the rounds of social media some months back: a sea turtle with a plastic drinking straw lodged deep in one nostril. Good Samaritans found the animal and removed the straw, which had sunk several inches into its nose. It was that video and the beachcombing finds of some local residents which spurred them into action to minimize or eliminate the use of plastic straws on South Padre Island.“Plastic straws have been a real concern to the marine life,” said Carol Gluntz, a member of “The Last Plastic Straw,” a recently formed subcommittee of Keep South Padre Island Beautiful.Earlier this week, members of the group met to discuss how to go about implementing their campaign, which seeks to convince Island business owners to change how they serve beverages. The goal is to eliminate plastic straw use on the Island, or to minimize their use as much as possible by switching to biodegradable paper straws and making straws a ‘by request’ item.In the coming weeks, The Last Plastic Straw’s members will be visiting Island restaurants and bars, armed with letters that explain what the campaign is all about, as well as samples of paper straws.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedThe Last StrawCity hopes to eliminate popular beverage addition By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Concerned SPI residents Carol Gluntz and Sally Robey recently reached out to the city to address a widespread environmental concern that they are passionate about. Gluntz, who patrols the beach as a volunteer for Sea Turtle,…July 22, 2016In “News”Waves of change: New local sparks effort to reduce waste on SPIBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Back in the day, three R’s stood for reading, writing, and arithmetic. For some South Padre Island residents, however, the three R’s have come to represent a very grave issue on this planet: the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Around the time…July 12, 2019In “News”Letter to the Editor for 7-28-2016Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, Do you mean to tell me that there is a sea turtle suffering somewhere in the world with a plastic straw in his nostril, and we haven’t banned plastic drinking straws yet? The horror! I am so glad that you all have brought this issue to…July 29, 2016In “News” Sharelast_img read more

‘Jumbo’ shoots 66 for share of lead

first_imgOzaki, seeking his second title of the season, got rolling on a bogey-free front nine with an eagle on the 517-yard second hole before rolling in birdies on the seventh and eighth holes at the 7,178-yard, par-72 Sodegaura course.Ozaki added a bogey and birdie after the turn before chipping in an eagle on the 18th while Harada made up for his mishap with a flawless flow of birdies as he aims to win his first title since claiming the Tsuruya Open in 1997.Taiwan’s Lin Keng-chi, runnerup at last week’s Japan Open, shot a 67 to stand in a three-way tie for second with Satoshi Higashi and amateur Yusaku Miyazato. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES CHIBA – Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki and Mitsuo Harada both shot 6-under-par 66s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the 110 million yen Bridgestone Open golf tournament.Ozaki, who has won an unprecedented 93 events on the Japanese pro circuit, carded two eagles, three birdies and a bogey while Harada double-bogeyed his opening hole before holing eight birdies at the Sodegaura Country Club in Chiba Prefecture.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Tony Stewart gave Justin Wilson’s family his private plane

first_img. @TonyStewart words can’t describe how thankful the @IndyCar community is for your generosity in helping JWs family. #RacingFamily thanks u— Beccy Hunter-Reay (@BeccyGordon) August 24, 2015 IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday after a piece of debris struck him during the race at Pocono Raceway. It was a tragic loss that sent shock waves through the racing community, and there’s since been an outpouring of support to Wilson’s family in the aftermath.One of those reaching out was NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. Stewart donated his private jet to Wilson’s family so they could fly to Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital and be with James as he lay in critical condition.Stewart’s act only came to light when IndyCar racer Graham Rahal tweeted about it: [email protected], we (INDYCAR family) can’t thank u enough for donating your plane for JWs family. #racingfamily— Tony Kanaan (@TonyKanaan) August 24, 2015center_img [email protected], you’re a hell of a man for donating your plane for JWs family. Hats off to you, you’re a very generous human being! 👍🏻— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) August 24, 2015last_img read more

LSU linebacker Devin White wins Butkus Award

first_imgBATON ROUGE – LSU junior Devin White has been named the winner of the 2018 Dick Butkus Award, presented annually to the top linebacker in college football.White was presented the 34th-annual Butkus Award on Tuesday afternoon in the team room at Tiger Stadium by Matt Butkus, son of legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus for whom the award is named.White becomes LSU’s first winner of the Butkus Award and winner of the school’s 25th national award. White is the first LSU Tiger to claim a national award since Odell Beckham Jr. won the 2013 Paul Hornung Award.White beat out finalists Josh Allen (Kentucky), Devin Bush (Michigan), Tre Lamar (Clemson) and Dylan Moses (Alabama) to claim the honor.LSU Sports InformationDevin WhiteWhite, who was named first-team All-SEC by the AP and the league’s coaches this week, had a career-best 17 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss, including a sack, and a forced fumble in LSU’s season finale against Texas A&M. He was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2018.In 2018, White ranks second in the SEC in total tackles with 115 and his 12.0 tackles for loss stands No. 10 in the league. White is only the seventh player in LSU history to record 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons.Now in his second year as a starting linebacker for the Tigers, White has 278 career tackles to go along with 29.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. He’s also responsible for eight takeaways (four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and an interception).Last season, White set an SEC record by being named the league’s defensive player of the week four times. He led the SEC in tackles last year with 133, which ranks as the fourth-highest total in school history.— Featured photo of Devin White by Robert Summerlin, Special to The Press-TribunePerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPersonal Loan | Search AdsGetting a Loan in Hong Kong Might be Easier Than You ThinkPersonal Loan | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Edghill not daunted by postponement of World’s TT teams championships

first_imgFormer Under-21 Caribbean Table Tennis champion, Chelsea Edghill says her spirit has not been jolted by the postponement of the 2020 World teams table tennis championships in Busan, South Korea as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Edghill, who was expected to form part of the first female national team to attend the event, said she was eager to attend the games as part of her Olympic Qualification push but understood and agreed with the reason for its postponement.She noted that the minor setback is just another day in the life of a pro athlete.“I’m not disappointed. Your health comes first. The health of players, officials and anyone else who is participating in the tournament should be held in priority and if that’s the reason for postponing such a prestigious tournament then that’s the way to go,” Edghill, who is currently in Portugal, told Stabroek Sport. The championships has been postponed to June, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced in a press release.According to Edghill, Guyana’s qualification, – the first in the nation’s history – was an unprecedented feat and a “big deal.”She also commended the efforts of her fellow female countrywomen for landing the spot. Edghill said she is feverishly gunning a spot-on Guyana’s 2020 summer Olympic contingent and it would have been ideal to gain high-intensity match preparations in Busan before the Olympic qualifiers in Argentina during April 15-18.However, she noted that she has always been ready and is still up for the challenge.“I’m always in constant preparations for tournaments. And my current goal right now is to attend the Olympic qualifications and if the World Championships were held during the time it was scheduled for (22-29 March 2020)… it would have been an ideal event to compete at before the Olympic trials,” the Caribbean under-21 champ explained. Edghill, who is Guyana’s reigning National Sports Commission (NSC) Senior Sportswoman-of-the-Year said that she is also remaining match ready for the 2020 senior Caribbean championships and the Latin America Championships.She recently suited up for Guyana in the Portugal Open, in Lisbon in February.last_img read more