Video games, cellphones spotlight in ICBC road safety speaking tour

first_imgThat’s what led Drew to become ICBC’s road safety speaker, and today at North Peace Secondary, he explained to upcoming grads the dangers of irresponsible driving.He says common factors that come into play include a teenager’s sense of invisibility, the prominence of racing video games, and the distraction of cellphones.“If you guys can’t put these things [cellphones] away for five minutes – this is your generation’s killer and you don’t get it,” Drew loudly proclaims.- Advertisement -“Video games, car games – I hate them. They teach you nothing but bad habits.”While Drew put on a ‘tough guy” attitude, there were many times when he becomes chocked up while talking about his late teenage son Jason Drew.“If we soft-sell a message like this, it goes in one ear and out the other,” says Drew. “We hard sell it – it’ll stay for a while longer.”Advertisement He gave students some tips if they find themselves in a dangerous situation moving forward – which includes being a R.A.T.T. (Responsible Adult Think Teenager.)He concluded by reminding students of the ripple affect this type of tragedy could have on a community, and even worse, the parents.“If I could make that difference in their community where they can keep one tragedy for happening, there’s a tidal wave that isn’t going to hit a family and a ripple effect go through a whole community,” Drew explains after his presentation. “I know how big of a loss my son, his passing, had on his grad class when he passed away.”Today was just part of Drew’s three-month speaking tour amid graduation season.Advertisementlast_img read more

Galatasaray’s Gomis collapses during match

first_imgThe French player was seen bending over before falling to the ground in the seventh minute.The medical team quickly intervened and his teammates gathered around him but Gomis, who was taken off, was able to return within minutes and play the rest of the match.Gomis suffers from a vasovagal condition that makes him prone to fainting. Previous episodes took place during his career at Lyon and also when he was playing for Swansea against Tottenham in 2015.Gomis has had the condition, linked to low blood pressure, since childhood.He signed for Galatasaray in June last year from Swansea on a three-year deal.The Turkish team’s doctor said the club was fully aware of the situation when he signed.“This sometimes happens to me, it’s a situation completely linked to stress,” Gomis said after the game.“I did not have any issues after the incident, and I got out and played,” he was quoted as saying by Dogan news agency.Gomis said he was more concerned by the result than his health.“My only sadness today is that we were not victorious,” Gomis said, vowing that “I will continue like a lion.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Galatasaray’s Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during a Super Lig match but returned to the field to complete the game © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb 19 – Galatasaray striker Bafetimbi Gomis collapsed during a Turkish Super Lig game late Sunday, but insisted after the match that he would continue to play “like a lion”.The 32-year-old former Swansea City and Lyon player fainted early in the first half of the 2-1 defeat against Istanbul team Kasimpasa but returned to the field shortly afterwards after doctors gave permission.last_img read more