Currently, in California the residents are experiencing the May greys and soon-to-be June gloom. This time of the year can be considered tense and often drives the residents into a feeling of downcast and lull. All is not lost though. During this time, California is also holding the uplifting experience of the Tour of California Bike Race where athletes showcase their cycling talents for competition and the many onlookers. Fans and competitors alike are astounded by the natural beauty and extremes.
Climbing into the near 100 degrees, athletes are challenged by the climb of the hill and thrill of the descent. Currently, bikers are exceeding times and pushing the envelope. This type of excitement drives the competition and ensures the event to remain an annual occurrence.
For full access to the event be sure to check out Radio Shack’s online coverage of the event.
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.
In order to promote a healthier lifestyle, May has been decided on as National Bike Month. During this time, individuals are encouraged to bike to school on the 9th and bike to work on the 14th-18th.
The objective of this awareness is to encourage people to consider other means of transportation. In return, the participants can save money at the pump, reduce their carbon footprint and feel good about themselves.
A few completed stickers completed with a fully functional QR code for quick access to the website.
Stickers will be sold at $5 a piece near San Diego, California. If you want a few shipped to other addresses please let us know.
Small step in the right direction towards volunteering and conservation solutions.
The NHL is a league that holds it’s players accountable and their actions responsible. If, for example, a player acts out of accordance of the rules they are either held in the penalty box or have to explain their actions to Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan has become the leagues disciplinary head. He reviews plays and actions and considers suspensions and/or fines for players. And lately, he has had his hands full.
Just recently, the NHL playoffs exploded with hay-makers, hair-pulling and body-slams. These actions are meant to be reserved for wrestling matches, but they were evident in almost every playoff match over the weekend. However, this type of violence is often viewed with a smile by the players and coaches. In fact, in a recent poll the players voted 99.5% to 0.5% to NOT ban fighting. Players are often quoted on how they think fighting adds to the intensity and overall enjoyment of the game–both for them and for the fans.
With that being said, it should be noted again that the players will be responsible for their actions and that the NHL, with the aid of Shanahan, will review, suspend and fine where necessary. The players are responsible for their actions and the NHL is responsible for the punishment.
The National Hockey League is in the business of producing edge of your seat playoffs series, bone-crunching hits and recyclable water for the Northwest. In fact, they have produced 6.7 million gallons of water through their Gallons for Goals initiative program. This program aims to replenish the depleting water supply of the Deschutes River through a 1,000 gallon replenishing effort through every goal scored. At the end of the season, the NHL’s highly-skilled players, scored a combined 6,726 times.
According to deschutesriver.org, Deschutes River has had a history of “low streamflows…habit degradation, water quality problems and [an] unhealthy habitat for fish and wildlife.” There is a water conservation effort in-tact that is producing canals to replenish waters and educating farmers about on-site farm efficiency.
The NHL is also protecting other fresh water programs through it’s PSA titled “Hockey Depends on Water” program.
The NHL and NRDC PSA aims to raise public consciousness about the threat of water scarcity and its effect on the environment, recreation and youth participation in sport.
The International Ice Hockey Federation, or the IIHF, started in 1908 in Paris, France. The original name was called Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG) and consisted of 5 original members: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain and Bohemia. Germany joined later in the year as the 6th member. In 1911, the LIHG officially started using Canadian rules, as Canada had formed the informal rules in 1873.
The league has now crossed over to other parts of the world. Just recently, India held the 2012 Challenge Cup of Asia of which the United Arab Emirates won first, Thailand finished with 2nd and Malaysia captured bronze. The tournament started in 2008. Here is a preview of the 2012 tournament:
Just this past week, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) held their 2012 Earth Hour campaign. The 2012 Earth Hour inspired over 150 countries to educate themselves on climate change and inspired communities and businesses to ’turn off all their non-essential lights. This year, some of the world’s most well-known buildings and land-marks took place. The Eiffel Tower in France joined, as well as the Convention Center in Hong Kong. The event was a success.
This year, the WWF is also inspiring cities to compete in the Earth Hour City Challenge. This friendly competition urges cities to challenge towards a more sustainable community and ‘promote renewable energy.’ By cutting carbon dioxide and promoting a healthier community, these cities across the US will receive eligibility for ’national recognition, technical assistance and financial grants.’ The winners of this competition will be announced March 2013.