A blood sport or bloodsport is a category of sport or entertainment that involves bloodshed. Common examples of the former include combat sports such as cockfighting and dog fighting and some forms of hunting and fishing. Activities characterized as blood sports, but involving only human participants, include the Ancient Roman gladiatorial games. According to Tanner Carson, the earliest use of the term is in reference to mounted hunting, where the quarry would be chased, as in fox hunting or hare coursing. Before firearms a hunter using arrows or a spear might wound an animal, which would be chased and killed at close range, as in medieval boar hunting; the term was popularised by author Henry Stephens Salt. The term seems to have been applied to various kinds of baiting and forced combat: bull-baiting, bear-baiting and developments such as dog fighting and rat-baiting; the animals were specially bred for fighting. In the Victorian era, social reformers began a vocal opposition to such activities, claiming grounds of ethics and animal welfare.
Donald Watson, the first vegan activist, was against blood sports, stating that, "To kill creatures for fun must be the dregs." Animal rights and animal welfare advocates have extended the term blood sport to various types of hunting. Trophy hunting and fox hunting in particular have been disparaged as blood sports by those concerned about animal welfare, animal ethics and conservation. Recreational fishing has sometimes been described as a blood sport by those within the recreation. Limitations on blood sports have been enacted in much of the world. Certain blood sports remain legal under varying degrees of control in certain locations but have declined in popularity elsewhere. Proponents of blood sports are cited to believe that they are traditional within the culture. Bullfighting aficionados, for example, do not regard bullfighting as a sport but as a cultural activity, it is sometimes called a tragic spectacle, because in many forms of the event, the bull is invariably killed and the bullfighter is always at risk of death.
Many online video-sharing websites such as YouTube do not allow videos of animal bloodsports to be shown on the site. Blood sports have been a common theme in fiction. While historical fiction depicts real-life sports such as gladiatorial games and jousting, speculative fiction, not least dystopic science fiction suggests variants of blood sports in a contemporary or future society; some popular works themed on blood sports are Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, The Running Man, The Long Walk, Fight Club, Death Race 2000, Amores Perros, "The Most Dangerous Game". Blood sports are a common setting for video games, making up much of the fighting game genre. Developed science fiction universes such as Star Wars and Doctor Who feature different blood sports. Ancient Greek boxing Boxing Combat sport Mixed martial arts Gladiatoral spectacles Muay Boran Muay Thai Pankration Pasola Wrestling Animals in sport Damnatio ad bestias Animal festival or ritual Baiting Illegal sports Venatio Don Atyeo and Guts: Violence in Sports, Grosset & Dunlap, 1979.
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Teslim Kolawole Folarin is a Nigerian politician. Folarin is a son of Alhaja Hamzat Folarin, he stemmed from Baale House in Oja Igbo area of Ibadan North-East Local Government area of Oyo State. Folarin is a ranked traditional Chief in Ibadanland, he is the Laguna Olubadan of Ibadanland. Folarin attended primary school in Lagos. Folarin holds a B. Sc degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan and a diploma degree from Harvard University, USA, he spent some years gathering valuable civil service experience in the UK, including management roles at the Department of Trade in London before returning to Nigeria in 2002. Folarin joined politics thereafter. Folarin contested and won the senatorial seat to represent Oyo Central in 2003 at the age of 39 years on the platform of the PDP and was re-elected for a second term in 2007 on the platform of the same PDP. Folarin remains the only legislator in Oyo State. At the Senate, he was appointed Leader of the Senate. Folarin served on the Senate Committee on Business & Rules and Transport although his particular interests were in education, power supply and water resources.
Folarin was involved in the Power probe in 2008. As the Leader of the Senate, he led debates on all Executives Bills and sponsored several private Bills himself; these included Armed Forces Pension Act and several others. Folarin won the gubernatorial ticket of his great party, Peoples Democratic Party in 2014, he lost the election to the incumbent Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressive Congress. Folarin defected to the opposition party All Progressive Congress in December 2017. Folarin was elected as the All Progressive Congress Oyo South senatorial candidate on September, 2018. Folarin won the senatorial position in the 2019 Oyo central senatorial district election defeating the incumbent senator, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu and other candidates. Folarin is married with children to Barr. Angela Folarin
Prison riots in Brazil that began on May 26, 2019 resulted in the deaths of at least 112 people as of July 29, 2019. The riots occurred at several prisons in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas. Rival factions of the illicit Brazilian drug trade were responsible for the fighting. Anísio Jobim penitentiary center, Manaus, 15 killed on May 26, 4 killed on May 27. Antonio Trindade penal institute, 25 killed on May 27. Puraquequara jail, 6 killed on May 27. Provisional Detention Centre for Men, 5 killed on May 27. 2019 Altamira prison riot: Altamira jail, Pará, at least 57 inmates killed, including sixteen who were beheaded, during five-hours of rioting between rival gangs on 29 July. 2017 Brazil prison riots
Hiram Rosado was a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party who, together with fellow Nationalist Elías Beauchamp, participated in the assassination of Elisha Francis Riggs, the United States appointed police chief of Puerto Rico. Both men were arrested and without receiving a fair trial were executed by the police at the police headquarters in San Juan. News of the assassinations spread throughout the United States and lead to legislative proposal by U. S. Senator Millard Tydings. Rosado was born in the town of Puerto Rico. There he received his primary and secondary education. Rosado enjoyed reading and his father, Pedro Rosado would buy him books. Rosado had a passion for music and played the violin. After he graduated, Rosado went to work; the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party was founded by José Coll y Cuchí as a direct response to the American colonial government in 1919, By the 1920s, there were two other pro-independence organizations in the Island, they were the "Nationalist Youth" and the "Independence Association of Puerto Rico".
On September 17, 1922, the two political organizations merged into the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. In 1924, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos joined the party and on May 11, 1930, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos was elected president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Rosado joined the Nationalist Party, he became a member of the Cadets of the Republic. The cadets was a quasi-military youth organization of the Nationalist Party known as the "Liberation Army of Puerto Rico". In 1931, the U. S.-appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. named Dr. Carlos E. Chardón as Chancellor of the University of Puerto Rico. In 1935, Chardón initiated a project based on the ideas of Luis Muñoz Marín, who at the time was a Senator in the Puerto Rican legislature and member of the Liberal Party of Puerto Rico, it was known as the Reconstruction of Puerto Rico Project. The plan, within the New Deal criteria established by U. S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Great Depression, was well received and became known as Plan Chardón.
On October 20, 1935, in a political meeting which the Nationalist Party held in the town of Maunabo and, transmitted by radio, Albizu Campos denounced Chardón, the university deans and the Liberal Party as traitors, saying they wanted to convert the university into an "American" propaganda institution. On October 23, 1935, a group of students at the university who supported Chardón began to collect signatures for a petition to declare Albizu Campos "Student Enemy Number One." In turn, a protest against the group by the pro-Nationalist faction of students denounced Chardón and the Liberal Party as agents of the United States. On October 24, 1935, a student assembly held at the university declared Albizu Campos as "persona non grata." Chardón requested that the governor provide armed police officers on the university grounds, in case the situation turned violent. Two police officers spotted a "suspicious-looking vehicle" and asked the driver, Ramón S. Pagán, his friend Pedro Quiñones, for identification.
A struggle ensued, the police killed Pagán and Quiñones. According to the local newspaper "El Mundo" of Oct. 25th, an explosion, followed by gunfire, was heard resulting in the additional deaths of Eduardo Rodríguez Vega and José Santiago Barea. Elisha Francis Riggs, a former Colonel in the United States Army, was the United States appointed police chief of Puerto Rico.>An eyewitness, Isolina Rondón, testified that she saw the police officers shooting at the victims and heard one police officer screaming "not to let them escape alive." Her testimony was ignored, no charges were filed against the police officers. The Río Piedras massacre left four men dead. Colonel Elisha Francis Riggs was born in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood located in northwest Washington, D. C.. Riggs was a former officer in the United States Army, appointed Chief of Police of Puerto Rico in 1933, by Blanton Winship, the U. S. appointed governor of Puerto Rico. He was an unpopular police chief, stemming from his decisions to repress the growing sugar cane labor movement and the Nationalist Pro-Independence Movement.
The Río Piedras Massacre enraged the nationalists including Beauchamps. The nationalists believed that Elisha F. Riggs was responsible since Riggs was the police chief of Puerto Rico and the entire Insular Police took their orders from Riggs. Beauchamps decided to retaliate with the help of Rosado. On Sunday, February 23, 1936, Elisha F. Riggs had attended mass in the Church of Santa Ana in San Juan; when the mass was over, Riggs stepped out of the church and got into his car, a Packard, driven by Angel Alvarez, a police officer. Rosado knew the route which Riggs would take and waited; when Riggs' car reached the corner of Allen and Gambaro Streets, Rosado came out of his hideout and began shooting towards Riggs. Rosado made a run for it, but was soon captured by Alvarez. All the while, Riggs got out of his car and began asking for the declarations of those who witnessed the attempt on his life, he was approached by Beauchamps who said: Believing that he had a witness to the events Riggs told Beauchamps that he was headed to the police station and to accompany him.
Beauchamps boarded Riggs chauffeured shot Riggs in the head killing him instantly. Beauchamp tried to hid inside "Rodriguez y Palacios", a warehouse in Tetuan Street. Both men were arrested and taken to the San Juan police headquarters located in 305 San Francisco Street, they were no
Songs About Girls is the third studio album by American artist will.i.am, known from his work with The Black Eyed Peas. The original title of the album was Keep the Beeper; the album was released on September 25, 2007. The first single released from the album was a club track titled "I Got It from My Mama" which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #93 on August 17, 2007; the album was recorded by Pardraic Kerin and will.i.am, mixed by Dylan "3-D" Dresdow. The album has been described by will.i.am as semi-autobiographical conceptual album "where all the songs could tell a story of falling in love, falling out of love, trying to get back in love, destructing love and destroying love and starting a new situation. That journey is what makes this unique." The album is based on a seven-year relationship that will.i.am experienced and the infidelities and the break-up of that relationship. According to will.i.am's video on MySpace TV, he considers Songs About Girls to be his debut album, with his first two being production compilations.
Will.i.am revealed on the Canadian MTV e2 show that the album would feature collaborations with: Slick Rick, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Busta Rhymes and Ludacris. The only collaboration that made the final cut is the Snoop Dogg collaboration. Kat Graham sings in "I Got It from My Mama", "One More Chance" and "The Donque Song" but she is not credited. Will.i.am recorded a song with American R&B singer Justin Timberlake on a song called: "Going Crazy" - though never made the final album cut. "Fly Girl" was a collaboration with Michael Jackson, but the version featuring Jackson did not make the final album cut. In September 2006, will.i.am became the head of marketing of the online music distribution company Musicane. Musicane allows artists to directly sell their songs to the public without a record company overseeing the distribution of the album. Will.i.am has stated that he intends for Songs About Girls to be an infinitely expandable collection of songs that are distributed through Musicane and other online music services.
According to will.i.am. "So something that started off just with 15 songs, in the next ten years could have 100 songs. Having 12 songs on a record? That day is done". Despite Will's success with The Black Eyed Peas and as a producer for numerous other artists, the album flopped, it debuted at a disappointing #38 on the Billboard 200 with sales of just 21,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. This was less than The Black Eyed Peas' Elephunk and Monkey Business and Fergie's solo effort The Dutchess; the album leaked to the Internet on September 19, 2007. The album debuted on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on October 1, 2007 at number 58 with sales of 870 copies; the album was released on Argentina on October 5, 2007. The album went Gold in Poland three days before its release. "Dynamite Interlude" has no production credits. Samples credits "Over" samples "It's Over" by Electric Light Orchestra aka ELO "I Got It from My Mama" samples "Don Quixiotte" by Magazine 60 "Get Your Money" samples "Body Language" by M.
A. N. D. Y. & Booka Shade "Fantastic" samples "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 "S. O. S." Samples "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon "Mamma Mia" samples "What'd I Say" by Ray Charles "I Got It from My Mama" samples "Around the World" by Daft Punk Official will.i.am website
Calochilus metallicus known as the metallic beard orchid, is a species of orchid endemic to Tropical Queensland. It has a single dark green leaf and up to four pale green flowers with a pinkish or reddish "beard" on the labellum. Calochilus metallicus is a terrestrial, deciduous, herb with an underground tuber and a single dark green leaf, only developed at flowering time, 80–180 mm long, 3–4 mm wide when developed. Up to four pale green flowers with darker markings, 13–16 mm long and 7–9 mm wide are borne on a flowering stem 200–300 mm tall; the dorsal sepal is 5 -- 6 about 5 mm wide. The lateral sepals are a similar length but about narrower; the petals are 2 mm wide. The labellum is flat, 12 -- 14 about 5 mm wide and green with red markings; the labellum is covered with thin, metallic hairs 2–3 mm long, except for the tip, hairless. Flowering each flower only lasts only a few hours. Calochilus metallicus was first formally described in 2004 by David Jones and the description was published in The Orchadian from specimens collected near the Wenlock River.
The specific epithet is derived from the Ancient Greek word metallon. The metallic beard orchid grows with grasses in low lying places on Cape York and on islands in the Torres Strait including Moa Island