Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Environmental activists disrupt meeting by Olympic officials

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach smiles during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. IOC officials have been in Rio this week monitoring progress on the games. South America's first Olympics open Aug. 5. 2016. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach came to Rio de Janeiro to laud the city’s progress in getting ready for the 2016 Olympics. On Saturday, he came up against another side of the games — activists bursting into his hotel lobby to protest what they call environmental destruction brought on by the games.

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Spanish claim leg 4 in Ocean Race by just 4 minutes

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Spanish team MAPFRE, skippered by stand-in Xabi Fernandez, claimed an epic victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with just over four minutes to spare after 20 days sailing.

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Receiver Brian Hartline released after 6 years with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released two receivers Friday, and neither was Mike Wallace.

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App State hires Douglas Gillin as AD

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired Douglas Gillin as its athletic director.

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Running back Reggie Bush released by Lions

In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Lions released Bush on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday, halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.

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