Dwayne Johnson Surprises ‘Real-life Hero’ and Brings Him on TV to Honor His Services:
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An opportunity to meet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, but charity superhero Yuri Williams got so much more than just a handshake. Soon to hit the silver screen as a superhero himself, The Rock surprised Yuri on live TV, brought him back to the Good Morning America studio to give him special tickets to see the premier of Johnson’s new movie, “Black Adam,” raise awareness for Yuri’s work, and add another suit to his costume collection. Williams is just one man, but he’s many heroes including Deadpool, Spiderman, and The Mandalorian which are all costumes he puts on to put a smile on the faces of the people in need of one. Good News Network reported last year that his place at the forefront of fun has helped his charity, A Future Superhero and Friends, organize toy drives, blood drives, school supply giveaways, youth art fairs, and so much more, and they’ve done it in all fifty states. Most of his work is taken up by visiting children with special needs or those who suffer from serious illnesses. He battles through his own struggles through all of this as well including a bout of depression he had just ten years ago and the passing of his mother which is more recent. Not only has he put on the superhero costume, but he also has been fighting his own problems through service to others, making him worthy of being called a real-life superhero.
Cute Dog Walking Around Golf Course has Collected 6,000 Lost Golf Balls Which Are Donated to Charities:
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An eagle-eyed pooch has become an expert at finding lost golf balls in London, so much so that he’s helping provide golf charities with the balls they need to teach kids around the world. Charles Jefferson must have felt he hit a hole-in-one when one day his dog, a cavapoo named Marlo, emerged from the bushes with a pristine tour-grade ball on the puppy’s first visit to a local London golf course. Jefferson, a top-level amateur golfer for four decades who used to work with the European Tour, realized that a retrieved mint condition Titleist Pro V1 retails for around £3.50, and that his Marlo might have a unique ability for finding lost balls. He spent the next six years walking up and down courses with Marlo, watching and chatting, and getting out in the open air. Between Mitcham Golf Club and Wimbledon Common Golf Club, Mr. Jefferson and Marlo filled dresser drawers with golf balls totaling about 600 retrieved balls across all of the courses. Leaning of his advertising abilities, Jefferson reached out and promoted Marlo’s impressive retrieval abilities and caught the attention of The DP World Tour who was looking for second-hand golf balls for charities across the world. While the needs for balls were large at a need of 200,000 balls, Marlo has made a sizable dent with his talent which will go to help those around the world play and learn how to golf without breaking the bank.
Tuna Population is Being Restored–While Boosting Fishing: World’s Largest No-Catch Zone is 4x Size of California:
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No-fishing zones are successfully restoring tuna while at the same time boosting the fishing industry, according to new research. It’s well-known no-fishing zones can help sedentary marine life such as coral or lobster, and now scientists at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa have shown for the first time that they are also helping migrating fish traveling long distances. Previously it was assumed no marine protected area (MPA) could be large enough to protect species that travel long distances, such as tuna. However, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is almost four times the size of California and the world’s largest no-fishing zone. Scientists aboard fishing boats nearby but outside the area observed 54% more yellowfin tuna were caught, 12% more bigeye tuna, and the catch rate for all other species increased by 8%. There are huge economic benefits to the zones as well. Globally the tuna fishing industry generates nearly $40 billion a year and supports millions of jobs across the world. Through these new fishing practices, both growing needs for larger catches and the preservation of habitats have been reconciled, allowing a mutual benefit for both us and our environment.