TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE PAMPLONA, Spain: SportsMax’s La Liga Experience winner, Calvin Palache, and his partner have already started receiving the VIP treatment with surprises, fine dining, interviews and photo shoots. But that was just the beginning for the couple, as they will have two of the best seats inside the El Sadar Stadium to witness Palache’s favourite team Real Madrid take on Osasuna today. Prior to the game, the couple will get a tour of Pamplona and the stadium and also be granted locker room and tunnel access. “I am looking forward to being pitch side and getting to go into the tunnel and the locker room to get a chance to interact with the superstars such as CR7 (Ronaldo), Sergio Ramos and Marcelo,” Palache, who once played for Jamaica’s Red Stripe Premier League club Humble Lion, said. “I want to see Cristiano Ronaldo up close, take a picture and Facebook it immediately. I am going to take a lot of pictures, and don’t be surprised when I shout ‘King Ronaldo! King Ronaldo!'” When first informed by SportsMax that he was the winner of the competition, Palache thought it too good to be true and enquired if it was a scam. But after travelling out of Jamaica for the first time and touching down in Spain, he has finally come to terms with the fact that this is really happening. “This is just a dream come true, because this is my first time travelling and I actually ended up taking three planes and got to experience so much,” the 28-year-old said. The competition, which is into its second year, has seen SportsMax team up with the world’s most star-studded football league, La Liga, to offer football fans across the Caribbean the chance to win a trip for two to see the likes of four-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo and Real Madrid. Palache’s partner of four years, Tishana Sharpe, is just happy that he has been given this chance and is thrilled she is able to experience it with him. “I am super excited and I am happy for him,” Sharpe said. “He lives for football and went crazy when he found out he won, so I just hope he gets to meet all his favourite players.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay on target Watch: Injured Baby Raccoon Receives Custom-Made WheelchairWatch: Trapped Raccoons Use Ladders to Escape From Warehouse Blaze “He couldn’t really move. He was dragging his legs, he was wobbling, having a hard time standing up,” Emily Rodgers, a resident, told CBC News of a raccoon she observed in the vicinity. “You could tell something was wrong with him for sure.”Julie Fong, another resident, said a local police officer requested permission to observe her backyard, since there was concern over a raccoon in the neighborhood that seemed “tipsy.”“So that’s why this guy was kind of sleeping it off under our deck. There was a drunk raccoon under our deck,” Fong said. “He said it was sort of stumbling along, just looking completely off, [like] somebody who may have had a few extra libations would be walking.”Raccoons are getting “drunk” on fermented fruit and stumbling around Stittsville: https://t.co/YFQSARfnq3 via @RobynMillerCBC pic.twitter.com/09LOokQwuL— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) September 6, 2019According to Michael Runtz, a Carleton University biology professor, the raccoons may have dined on too many fermented fruits, such as apples, which fall off of trees around this time of year. This could be why the neighborhood raccoons were walking funny and sleeping off their “hangovers” in the middle of the road.“It’s possible that some of the fruit is fermenting under the heat, and that these guys are getting a bit tipsy by eating that fermenting fruit. Don’t try to give them coffee and get them sobered up, just let them go their course,” Runtz explained to CBC News. “If you’re really concerned about the animal, call…some of the animal control officers to come have a look at it.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Trapped Raccoons Use Ladders to Escape From Warehouse BlazeWatch: Injured Baby Raccoon Receives Custom-Made WheelchairRaccoon Rescued After Getting Head Stuck in Grate Raccoons appearing to be “drunk” were recently spotted in a Canadian neighborhood and people are concerned about the creatures’ strange behavior.Residents in Ottawa, Ontario, have noticed that the raccoons, which are nocturnal animals, were not acting normally over the past week, Fox News reported. The raccoons, which were caught stumbling around the area and taking “power naps” on the ground, may have eaten fermented fruit by mistake, according to experts.