Men shared small portions of fish, crackers, peaches, milk to survive first 17 daysAugust 29: Miner Esteban Rojas asked his wife of 25 years to marry him againSeptember 14: Smokers got cigarettes, miners rejoiced in birth of Ariel Ticona’s daughterOctober 10: Miners told to select order for rescue, many volunteered to go last(CNN) Franklin Lobos and Jorge Galeguillos were driving a Nissan pickup truck into the San Jose copper and gold mine near Copiapo, Chile, when the Earth shook.A slab of rock crashed to the ground behind them, cutting off the entrance in an avalanche of dirt and dust.”I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face,” Galeguillos would later write to his brother.They watched as rocks buried a water tank and backhoe.When the dust settled, the miners resumed their journey, driving around smaller rockfalls that partially blocked the 12 foot wide tunnel. Soon, they found 31 fellow miners huddled in a cramped “workshop” a shelter where their saga would begin but, thankfully, not end.They were trapped deep in the mine, and almost a half mile of rock separated them from their saviors, a band of 130 rescuers who, when the world assumed the worst, kept digging.The miners had cell phones, though no signals, and the LCD displays reminded them when August 5 turned to 6, turned to 7 .Their prospects for rescue were as dark as the collapsed mine.Though there were first aid kits and toiletries in the shelter, there was enough food to last only two days.The 33 miners stretched it out. Every 48 hours, each man would get a cracker topped with some canned fish, accompanied by equally frugal portions of milk and peaches.This continued until August 22, when a drill broke through the shelter’s ceiling and a probe followed.
Competition is fierce. And for what? Cramped spaces that deliver little more than a grinding commute to work. But knowing where to look and when to act can mean the difference between crummy or cozy quarters. Players must be in full uniform. Team uniforms must match. Each player must have shin guards and cleats, which can not have metal spikes.
Furthermore, the state of having been worn out entertains me. Able as I am to get pleasure from the sports itself, I bear in my mind a little regret. That is, I wish one day I could be in possession of the chance to greet and enjoy the sports with Nike.
Former children representative Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond started the tuition waiver program in 2013, eventually convincing a dozen universities and colleges to waive their fees for youth aging out of care. Statistics show these youth struggle with poverty, unemployment, poor health and homelessness more frequently than their peers from traditional families. To offer free tuition to former foster kids up to age 26.