Brock Media Clips for Friday Sept 7

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Parents, relax: Scientist explains why backpacks do NOT harm your child’s back even if they’re heavy: Research from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Michael Holmes about the effects of backpacks on children was recently featured on the websites of the The Daily Mail newspaper in the U.K. and The Hindu newspaper in India. Holmes believes there is little evidence linking backpack use and pain.Brock University boasts record-breaking enrolment: Newstalk 610 CKTB reported on Brock’s rising student enrolment. With more than 5,000 new students starting their studies, the University’s fall enrolment is expected to surpass 19,100 students.Brock volunteers provide ‘well-oiled machine’ on Move-In Day: The co-ordinated effort of Brock’s Move-In Day volunteers was reported in stories on CHCH and in the St. Catharines Standard. The six-hour event saw 850 volunteers helping nearly 2,400 students as they moved into the University’s seven residences.University students roll up their sleeves for Brock Cares: The upcoming Brock Cares Day of Service, during which an anticipated 300 student and staff volunteers will help service organizations across Niagara, was featured in an article on Newstalk 610 CKTB.Anthony (The Genius) Romero following his dream in the octagon: Brock Alumnus Anthony Romero’s (BRLS ’18) ongoing mixed martial arts career was profiled in a St. Catharines Standard story. After a Sept. 7 fundraiser at Memorial Park in Welland, Romero will return to in-ring action on Sept. 15 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.    If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at [email protected] read more

Rat spotted running around Primark Christmas window display

first_imgHe added: “That’s just wrong. You have to get it out, especially over the Christmas period. That’s just nasty.“I definitely won’t be going back there again.” Media outlets suggested the rat, filmed by a stunned Martin Peaple, was ‘running amok’ inside the Primark branch after-hours.The 28-year-old, from Bexley, posted the footage on social media, explaining: “Rat running loose in Primark, Bexleyheath, and turns out that staff [knew] it was there and just left it.”He joked that others should “check their shopping” as they “might find a surprise”.Mr Peaple told This Is Local London he was enjoying a Christmas drink with friends in a pub opposite the store when he went outside for a cigarette and saw the rat.“In the pub we heard there was a giant rat outside in Primark,” he said.“So we went and there it was, running up and down. The shop was shut and it was there all night.” A rat was spotted inside Primark Credit:Reuters  Primark  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A rat apparently decided on a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping after it was spotted running around a Primark store in south-east London.The bargain-hunting rodent was seen scurrying around a window display after the budget retailer had apparently locked its doors in Bexleyheath on Christmas Eve. Facebook user Connie Smith responded to the video: “That rat looks very ill and will obviously be very stressed and scared in that situation. Perhaps people should have a little sympathy for the animal as there’s blatantly something wrong with it.”Another wrote: “A wild rat should run away, not with you. I think it’s someone’s pet that has got out.”A spokesperson for Primark said: “We can confirm that pest control were called on-site and following an investigation, have stated this was an isolate incident which has now been dealt with.”Meanwhile, this McDonald’s customer was left horrified about what he allegedly found at the bottom of his coffee. last_img read more

Bundesliga derby Kiel won satisfaction HSV champions title

← Previous Story Heinvetter “hits” on teammates Next Story → Ciudad Real already at the EHF F4 in Koln! Derby match in Handball Bundesliga between THW Kiel and HSV Hamburg ended with a win of “Zebras” – 38:35 (19:18). Team from Baltic Sea has now three points less and game more then HSV Hamburg four matches before the end of the Championship, so it is clear that HSV will celebrate the first title in club history.THW Kiel: Omeyer (15/2 saves, 1.-60.); Palicka (1/1 – 7 meter;Jicha 9/1, Zeitz 7, Ahlm 6, Palmarsson 4, Sprenger 3, Narcisse 3, Ilic 3/3, Klein 3, Andersson, Kubes, Dragicevic n.e., Reichmann n.e., Fernandez n.e.HSV Handball: Bitter (9 saves); Sandström (4/1 saves);Kraus 10/5, K. Lijewski 6, Lindberg 6/2, Lackovic 3, Hens 3, Jansen 2, Vori 2, Schröder 1, Duvnjak 1, B. Gille 1, Flohr, G. Gille, M. Lijewski n.e. Toyota Handball Bundesliga read more