Report Finds Failures with DC Apparatus and Maintenance

first_imgDC News FOX 5 DC WTTG WASHINGTON (MyFoxDC) – A new consultant’s report is painting a very dim picture of the D.C. Fire Department’s fleet of vehicles and the way it has procured and repaired them over the years. The report, which two city officials said didn’t exist as of Monday night, is 214 pages long and validates long-standing complaints from the firefighters union.last_img

Rolf Prima cheers Olympic slot for sponsored triathlete Tyler Butterfield

first_imgEugene, Oregon, based wheel specialist Rolf Prima has hailed the recent achievements of sponsored triathlete Tyler Butterfield. After another impressive showing at this past weekend’s ITU WTS Madrid event in Spain, Tyler Butterfield has qualified to represent his home country, Bermuda, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Butterfield cemented his slot after a strong finish with an overall time of 1:55.40.Butterfield currently races on Rolf Prima TdF60SLs and trains on Rolf Prima Echelons.“While I was fairly confident I would get the job done, you never know until you reach the finish line and the final rankings are confirmed,” said Butterfield. “And although I had anticipated that moment, nothing quite prepares you for the emotion of being told, officially, that you’re an Olympian. It’s pretty overwhelming – and pretty wonderful. I’m honoured to represent Bermuda and I hope to use my experience from Athens, paired with a solid season of training and racing, to put forth my finest performance to date.”Butterfield will return to his home in Boulder, Colorado, and begin the final focus on training for the nine weeks of preparation for London. His potential schedule leading up to the Olympics includes racing the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on 24 June and potentially the Dextro Energy Triathlon Hamburg (an ITU World Triathlon Series race) on 21 July.www.rolfprima.com Relatedlast_img read more

UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade preview

first_imgUFC 237 comes to you this Saturday, live from Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Headlined is Namajunas vs. Andrade, with two exciting semi-main worthy bouts that feature Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier and Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski. Also on tap are rising stars Raoni Barcelos, Priscila Cachoeira and Irene Aldana. UFC legends return when Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, B.J. Penn and Clay Guida climb back into the cage. Great night of fights to be sure, here is a quick run down on the main card and the prelims.PRELIMSAntonio Rogerio Nogueira (23-8) vs. Ryan Spann (15-5)Thiago Moises (11-3) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-6)Bethe Correia (10-3-1) vs. Irene Aldana (9-4)B.J. Penn (16-13-2) vs. Clay Guida (34-18)Priscila Cachoeira (8-2) vs. Luana Carolina (5-1)Warlley Alves (12-3) vs. Sergio Moraes (14-4-1)Said Nurmagomedov (10-3-2) vs. Raoni Barcelos (13-1)Talita Bernardo (5-3) vs. Viviane Araujo (6-1)MAIN CARDUFC Strawweight ChampionshipRose Namajunas (8-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (19-6)Anderson Silva (34-9) vs. Jared Cannonier (11-4)Jose Aldo (28-4) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (19-1)Thiago Alves (23-13) vs. Laureano Staropoli (8-1)Francisco Trinaldo (23-8) vs. Diego Ferreira (15-2)Get ready for a night of non stop UFC action available on PPV. Will we hear “And New” or “And Still” when Namajunas and Andrade throw down in a barnburner? The return of Bethe Correia after her eye injury and legends back inside the cage make this one interesting.Follow me on [email protected]@DamonSmith34Check out a previous article of mine with Tecia Torreshttp://marylandsportsblog.com/between-rounds-tecia-torres/Please follow and like us:last_img read more