Photo from Getty Images As young animals are born this spring, biologists remind the public that they should resist the urge to “rescue” young wildlife, as that often does more harm than good. “Young wildlife belongs in the wild, and even the most well-intentioned attempt to care for them often results in an unwanted outcome,” the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation said in a press release. Weston announces ‘Slay at Home’ speaker series Christian Lewis, a long-distance hiker from South Wales, set off nearly three years ago on a quest to hike 8,700 miles of the British coastline. He gave up his home and has no money to speak of—a scenario that worked just fine for him until the coronavirus stopped him in his tracks. Young wildlife removed from the wild are denied important natural learning experiences that help them survive, the release said. Even if these animals are eventually returned to the wild, their chances of survival are reduced. It is also illegal to take young wildlife from the wild or keep them as pets. Dreaming of a better place to face coronavirus isolation? This hiker found himself on a deserted Scottish island The speaker series is open to the public. Anyone interested can tune in on Facebook Live or join the conversation on Zoom. Snowboard, splitboard and ski brand Weston has launched an online speaker series for splitboarders who are isolated at home but want to continue to build their skillsets. Every Friday night at 6pm MST, Weston will discuss topics such as the best ways to prepare for upcoming splitboarding seasons during their “Slay at Home” speaker series. Lewis could have been in trouble, stranded on the Shetland islands with just a flimsy tent, but thanks to the kindness of strangers, Lewis found himself holed up in a tiny cottage on an island he has all to himself. A local fisherman brings Lewis water and he forages for his food. “It is just super. I couldn’t be in a better place for a lockdown,” Lewis told CNN.
Topics : One had already put on fights in its Hero series, feeder events for the main championship, in China in June, before deciding to resume major shows. The US-based Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 10 became one of the first sports to restart post-coronavirus. UFC has so far successfully put on six shows in tightly controlled environments in Jacksonville, Florida, and Las Vegas. With virus outbreaks slowing in many parts of Asia, the company said its flagship events would restart with an event without fans in the Thai capital Bangkok on July 31.”Most national borders remain closed in Asia, and this has posed unique logistical and operational challenges,” One’s CEO Chatri Sityodtong said.The first three major bouts of the “One: No Surrender” event have been confirmed.Among fighters taking part are ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon, Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy, and “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex. Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, One Championship, will return behind closed doors in Thailand next month after a five-month break because of the coronavirus, officials said on Monday.One, which promotes cards across the region in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing, last put on a major show at the end of February.The Singapore-based company has since cancelled several events and slashed 20 percent of staff, although it has also revealed a $70 million funding boost from institutional investors.
It’s true, the L.A. Clippers are playing better of late. They have won three consecutive games and four of their past five.But the victories have come over Denver, New Orleans, Minnesota and Portland. Not one of those teams is playing .500 ball and combined they had a record of 25-45 before Tuesday’s games.That said, the Clippers (10-8) will get a real test Wednesday night when they play host to the hot Indiana Pacers, who are second in the Eastern Conference with an 11-5 record. The Pacers have won five in a row and are being led by forward Paul George, from Knight High in Palmdale. He is averaging 27.2 points and 8.1 rebounds.“He is the head of the snake,” Clippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford said of George. “I do not expect one person to guard him. Obviously, it will be a team effort. “C.J. Miles is playing well and Monta Ellis. They have some capable players out there.”Miles is averaging 15.4 points and Ellis is averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 assists. George is shooting 45.5 percent (51 of 112) from 3-point range.Stephenson wants this winClippers reserve small forward Lance Stephenson played his first four seasons with Indiana, having a fine season in 2013-14 before he signed as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets.Stephenson was asked after Monday’s 102-87 victory over Portland about playing against his former team. “Last year I was jacked up,” he said. “Now, it’s just a regular game for me, just playing against my old teammates, trying to get a win. I don’t think I’ve ever won against them yet. They beat me both times.”The Hornets in 2014-15 actually did beat the Pacers in one of their four matchups. But it was an 80-71 overtime victory at Charlotte. What Stephenson really wanted was to go back to Indiana and get a win there. After he mentioned how “jacked up” he was, he was reminded by a reporter he is always that way. How much more could he have been playing against the Pacers at Indiana?“I mean, I was really jacked up,” he said, with an emphasis on “really.” “Going back to Indiana to play, I wanted to do so good.”Damian Lillard’s miseryWhat could have been a fine matchup between two of the game’s top point guards Monday did not materialize. The Clippers’ Chris Paul came out of the game just past the midway point of the third quarter with inflamed rib cartilage; he is questionable for Wednesday.Portland’s Damian Lillard did not play in the second half because of what he believed might have been some type of food poisoning from an omelette he ate at the team hotel at the morning shootaround.“Since the game started, I felt dead, had no energy and was weak,” Lillard said. “I tried to play through it to see if I could get myself going. I had never felt like that — turning and running in different directions; I wasn’t comfortable.“I had so much stomach pain I felt like, at some point, I was going to throw up on the court.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error