Here’s how you can travel and help animals in Guatemala. I have to admit that when I arrived at my volunteer placement to help animals in Guatemala, I felt a little out of my element. The lengthy journey from Canada didn’t help matters; I was in desperate need of sleep after an exhausting 18 hour journey across four airports. I was traveling on a small group expedition with Animal Experience International. We were five fearless ladies, all animal lovers, willing to put forth our energy, sweat, and dollars towards a good cause. But then, the unthinkable thing happened. I had only set foot at the wildlife rescue center for all of five seconds when I heard the words I didn’t ever want to hear. “Oh look, a tarantula!” Nope, nope, nope. A tarantula…in the Guatemalan jungle? Of course there are tarantulas in the jungle. What else was out there, lurking in the shadows? In the darkness of night, we fumbled to our rooms with our luggage in tow. I managed to … [Read more...] about Volunteering with Animals in Guatemala: An Amazing Experience for You and the Animals
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By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer Updated 8:59 am CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers' Tobias Harris, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. … [Read more...] about Source: 76ers get Tobias Harris from Clippers in 6-player deal
Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 Mark Harvey does not skimp on the details when describing the three trailers that have now become, almost, legend within his office at the Archives of Michigan. Residing in knotted grass behind a machinist shop in Trenton, the trailers were leaning at all the wrong angles. Holes were ripped through the sheet metal. Because of mold and the raccoons that had nudged their way inside — leaving fecal matter and destruction in their wake — Tyvek suits and respirators were required to enter. In short, it was sort of a disaster. Especially when considering the contents: thousands of documents, artifacts and detailed drawings that went into the construction of Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station. Documents that were removed from the station by employees when the depot shut down in 1988, and then, over the course of nearly three decades, bounced around metro Detroit, swapping hands and … [Read more...] about Detroit train station blueprints rotted for years in trailer
Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 10:38 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 When Kevin Smyth fielded a harried call on a recent Sunday to treat an ailing red-tailed hawk, the Wayne County veterinarian rushed to the rescue. The request might have annoyed other professionals who were off the clock and asked to take on what could be a lengthy process of treating an animal free of charge. But Smyth didn't pause. He's among a handful of people across Michigan known as raptor rehabilitators — animal enthusiasts trained to aid birds of prey that are sick, injured, or unable to fly. “He was so grateful that I would meet him, and I was the same way: ‘Thank you for being so interested in helping this animal out,’ ” said Smyth of the person who turned in the bird. The work is intense, costly and emotional for those who try to cure the creatures — key reasons why so few in Michigan choose a path funded largely through … [Read more...] about Rehab experts struggle to return birds of prey to the air
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 5:59 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 There has been plenty going on within the Michigan men’s basketball program over the past six months. The Wolverines reached the national title game in April, losing to Villanova. Michigan coach John Beilein flirted with the Detroit Pistons job in the offseason, then received a contract extension. And in August, Beilein underwent double-bypass heart surgery, and while he recovered in Ann Arbor, his team took a 10-day trip to Spain and played three exhibition games. The season is less than a month away now. Beilein was in suburban Chicago on Thursday for Big Ten media day, where he discussed a number of topics. Here are five things we learned about U-M: Beilein's health improves The last time Beilein spoke to the media, in September, he said he was not quite 100 percent as he recovers from his double-bypass surgery. On Thursday, Beilein doubled down on not being back to … [Read more...] about Michigan’s John Beilein: Why were we picked second in B1G?