Originally published on Fri February 21, 2014 6:59 pm
Call it a new twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage. A group in Vancouver, British Columbia, is teaching inveterate alcoholics to brew their own beer and make their own wine, in an attempt to keep them from drinking unsafe liquids to get an alcoholic high.
Germany's Sochi 2014 contingent is reeling from the news that Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, a former Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing who took fourth place in the biathlon Monday, has tested positive for banned substances at the Sochi Winter Olympics. An Italian athlete also tested positive, officials said Friday.
Sadly, it seems the Olympics wouldnâ€™t be the same without a figure skating judging controversy.
This time itâ€™s yesterdayâ€™s surprise gold medal by the four-time Russian national champion Adelina Sotnikova, who as skating great Brian Boitano said, literally â€śjumped her wayâ€ť to the top of the podium, beating the artistically better skater, South Koreaâ€™s Kim Yu-na, who won the gold four years ago.
When snow piles up, property owners donâ€™t always shovel their sidewalks, and that can make it nearly impossible for some people to get around safely, especially those who use a wheelchair or have problem vision.
Kelly Buckland knows what itâ€™s like to try to make it along winter sidewalks and roads. He broke his neck in a diving accident when he was 16 in Idaho, and has been using a wheelchair ever since. He also knows what itâ€™s like to advocate and lobby to improve conditions for people with disabilities.
Police are like the rest of us; they suffer from information overload. The data pour in from 21st century sources ranging from license plate readers to Twitter. But as the information comes in, it hits an old-fashioned bottleneck: human beings.