Tweet NewsRegional Barbados government hopes to reduce electricity costs by: – May 10, 2012 10 Views no discussions Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Flag of Barbados. Photo credit: flags.netBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — The government of Barbados is hoping to reduce electricity costs in this country by as much as 22 percent over the next 20 years. This was announced by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Darcy Boyce, on Monday evening at the Sustainable Energy For All (SEFA) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference.He told delegates, drawn from the 28 countries represented, that the local savings in electricity would amount to US$283.5 million and added that this would also lower fuel costs by an estimated US$670 million; cut CO2 emissions by 4.5 million tons; and reduce reliance on fossil fuels to about 71 percent.Boyce said that the Barbados Declaration had mandated government to provide each household with access to modern and affordable renewable energy services to eradicate poverty safeguard the environment and provide new opportunities for sustainable development and economic growth. Concerning SIDS’ importation of fossil fuels, he noted that this dependence represented “one of the greatest threats to our economic viability and survival as sovereign states”. He added: “Planning is already under way by government and the private sector on renewable energy projects that would cut our dependence on fossil fuels for base load electricity generation by about 33 percent, probably within six to eight years. “These projects are in biomass and co-generation, municipal solid waste to energy, industrial organic waste to energy, and landfill gas to energy. Further, we will also encourage pilot projects in ocean thermal energy conversion and sea water air cooling. In addition, work continues to expand our solar thermal generation and our capacity for electricity generation from solar photovoltaics as well as from wind.” Boyce pointed out that, in Barbados, work was currently under way to improve the legislative and regulatory structure for renewable energy, as well as the fiscal, pricing, funding, training and certification, standards and warranties, and physical planning permitting areas. “These all need to be made more adequately supportive of the sustainable energy drive by the economy”, he pointed out.Furthermore, in the area of energy efficiency, the minister said that studies had already been done in various sectors of the Barbados economy, especially in the hotel sector, to estimate the potential savings from more energy efficient plants equipment and operations. “Such work is continuing and is now focused on [realising] the identified potential savings, and how to put appropriate funding in place for the investment required,” he stated. Overall, he noted that it had been estimated that investments of US $20 billion, over two decades, would be required to assist SIDS to increase energy efficiency by 25 percent and to generate a minimum of 50 percent of electric power from renewable sources. In order to meet these goals, the minister said it was hoped that other development partners would be fully supportive of the initiatives put forward by Small Island Developing States. By Cathy LashleyCaribbean News Now
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,187; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, 1,176; 3. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,174; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,171; 5. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,169; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,144; 7. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, both 1,142; 9. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,122; 10. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas, 1,116; 11. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,112; 12. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,101; 13. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, and Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, both 1,099; 15. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,091; 16. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,086; 17. Adam Larson, Ankeny, Iowa, 1,085; 18. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 1,079; 19. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,077; 20. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,076. IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 799; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 793; 3. 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Benji Irvine, Stanley, Iowa, 1,115; 13. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,107; 14. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 1,105; 15. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,101; 16. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 1,086; 17. Dustin Griffiths, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,081; 18. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,068; 19. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,064; 20. Austin Hauswirth, Havelock, Iowa, 1,049.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,167; 2. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, and Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., both 1,165; 4. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,161; 5. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,159; 6. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,153; 7. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,146; 8. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, and Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., both 1,141; 10. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 1,140; 11. Shane Swanson, Forest City, Iowa, 1,129; 12. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,128; 13. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,122; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,118; 15. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,116; 16. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,114; 17. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,110; 18. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,108; 19. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,106; 20. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,102.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,173; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,144; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,121; 4. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,062; 5. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,061; 6. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,057; 7. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,002; 8. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 998; 9. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas. 986; 10. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 963; 11. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 957; 12. Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M., 908; 13. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 906; 14. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 905; 15. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 896; 16. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 881; 17. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 880; 18. Gene Burnett, Leander, Texas, 872; 19. James Holder, China Spring, Texas, 859; 20. Timothy Cummings, Joshua, Texas, 845. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,177; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,148; 4. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 1,132; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,130; 6. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,126; 7. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,117; 8. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 1,109; 9. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 1,105; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,098; 11. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,064; 12. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,060; 13. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,041; 14. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,019; 15. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 1,000; 16. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 975; 17. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn., 973; 18. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 953; 19. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 910; 20. Brandon Lobdell, Solomon, Kan., 820.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 376; 2. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 368; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 366; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 283; 5. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 258; 6. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 216; 7. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Calif., 200; 8. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 199; 9. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 194; 10. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 191; 11. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 139; 12. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 132; 13. Alex Williams, Pahrump, Nev., 130; 14. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 15. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 16. Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 17. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 98; 18. Daniel Vlaszof, Las Vegas, Nev., 72; 19. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 71; 20. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64.
Swansea have re-signed Holland defender Dwight Tiendalli on a three-year deal. Yet the south Wales side confirmed on Wednesday that terms had been agreed on a fresh deal that will expire in 2016. “I’m very happy to have signed this contract,” Tiendalli told the club’s official website. “I had a great experience here last season and I’m delighted to be back. “I know the people, the club, the stadium and the city. For me it’s amazing to get back and to be part of Swansea City again. “It took a little bit longer than expected to finalise, but my first thought was always to sign for Swansea. “I played 25 games last season. That was a lot of games, more than I expected given the situation I was in last summer when I didn’t have a club. “I think I did a good job overall, but as a person I’m never satisfied and I believe I can always be better.” Press Association Tiendalli was a hugely successful presence in the Swans line-up last season, having been released at the end of the 2011/12 campaign by FC Twente, making 25 appearances and impressing in the full-back role when Neil Taylor was injured. Indeed, he was even called up to the Dutch team by Louis van Gaal and went on to make two appearances for his country, although his days at the Liberty Stadium appeared numbered after his deal expired this summer and a new contract had not been agreed.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham can follow the example of his former club Espanyol to end their long Chelsea hoodoo with victory over the Barclays Premier League leaders on Wednesday night. Press Association Spurs have not won at Stamford Bridge since a late goal from Gary Lineker secured a 2-1 victory back in February 1990. Pochettino, though, knows first hand what it takes to end such an historic jinx, having guided then struggling Espanyol to a long-overdue win at Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2009. “Espanyol had not beaten Barcelona in the Camp Nou for 27 years. It was my first season in charge there and also the first season that Pep Guardiola was at Barcelona. It was very satisfying because I had played at Espanyol for 11 years, so it was a very special victory,” Pochettino recalled. “It was only the third or fourth game that I was in charge and we had started to set a different style on Espanyol. Barcelona were at the top (of the table) and so our plan was to press high and it was a surprise to them maybe. “I remember Barcelona had Ronaldinho, (Samuel) Eto’o, (Thierry) Henry, Yaya Toure, (Eric) Abidal, (Carles) Puyol, (Andres) Iniesta and yes, they were surprised how we played. “Always, of course, you need to be a little bit lucky during the game. In the end, we won 2-1 and it was an unbelievable memory.” Pochettino, though, does not believe he will be able to get one over on Jose Mourinho’s well-drilled side without a top-level performance similar to the one which helped them beat Everton at the weekend. “Now it is difficult to surprise as Mourinho knows me and I know him and I think that in football it is difficult to surprise another team,” he said. “We had a very good performance against Everton and realised how we wanted to play. But it is not easy to keep this intensity or this level over the season. We need time to train hard after coming to this level. “I have been saying for weeks, we believe we are going the right way and it is very important to keep going forward, even if the results are not always positive, like we want.” Much has been made of the hectic Christmas schedule, which Pochettino is no stranger to following his time at Southampton. However, the Argentine coach does believe the rigours of a European campaign have to be carefully managed, or it will “kill” the season. “When you win each week, you are top of the Premier League, top of your Champions League group, in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup, then it is much easier to recover, because you are happy and when you laugh, you recover easily,” Pochettino said. “When you lose four games at home, it is difficult to recover easily for the players and the supporters because you are sad and you don’t sleep, so it is difficult. “After we play Chelsea, we are at Crystal Palace on Saturday, and they will have had 24 hours more recovery. “When you play Europa League, you play Thursday and it is very difficult to recover for Sunday, you need to manage the squad. It would be good to play Monday (night instead). “It is very different playing in the Champions League to the Europa League. “The Europa League is very good if you arrive at the quarter-finals or semi-final, then the final, but before if you are not ready – not smart of how you manage the squad – maybe the Europa League kills you.”
South Florida leads the state in coronavirus cases.Broward County has a total of 80 confirmed cases, Miami-Dade County has a total of 76 confirmed cases, and Palm Beach County has a total of 19 confirmed cases.The information has been compiled on the state’s new COVID-19 dashboard intended to keep “Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the state of the virus.” Officials say they will update the dashboard twice a day.
HOSTS Mainstay Goal Stars proved too friendly and generous as they were mauled 13-2 by Henrietta FC in the latest round of the NAMILCO/GFF-sponsored Under-17 countrywide football tournament, held last Saturday at Mainstay.The match began at 15:30hrs and as early as the 2nd minute Henrietta FC opened their account with a perfect strike from Christopher Boston.Goals were then consistently scored as Jarod Granville netted in the 12th, Christopher scored his first of three in the 15th, Joel Caesar in the 23rd and Jumain Bowen 28th.. Mainstay Goal Stars then halted the onslaught with Dennis Skinner striking in the 30th minuteIt was soon back to Henrietta FC with Jumain John piercing the net in the 34th and Mark Holder in the 35th, completing the first-half tally.Soon in the second half, Mainstay, through Jessie Mohabeer’s strike in the 42nd minute, restricted the deficit to 7-2 at that stage.Thereafter, Henrietta FC enjoyed further success with further goals from Christian Bacchus in the 64th, Ezekiel Scott 71st, Trevis Joyce 74th and Bacchus in the 87th to complete his hat-trick and end the game 13-2 in favour of Henrietta FC.Meanwhile, Capoey gained a walkover from Good Hope FC who failed to turn up for their fixture on Sunday.The competition resumes this week-end with various matches. (Elroy Stephney)
Rangers will consolidate the victory if they are able to secure another win at their fortress at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on January 20 with the overall winners advancing to the mini-league stage of the competition.Top scorers for the Flying Antelopes, Bright Silas and Aguda Godwin were the scorers for the coach Olugbenga Ogunbote side who let in a late goal off the boot of 26-year old South African import, Lazola Jokojokwane.Silas shot Rangers in front on 20 minutes after connecting beautifully with a Chidera Eze’ inch perfect cross while Aguda increased the lead on 87th minutes with another Chidera’ assist to send the travelling delegation into wild jubilation inside the 20,000 capacity Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.However, a little loss of concentration from the backline of the seven-time Nigerian league champions allowed the host to half the deficit as Jokojokwane scored from a tight angle on the 89th minutes.Rangers Head Coach, Olugbenga Ogunbote, said after the encounter: “It was a great performance from my players but for the last minute loss of concentration. It will always get better”. He however admitted that the Maseru team was not a bad team despite conceding defeat at home.“I believe that Bantu is not a bad side but by the special grace of God we shall finish the job we have started here when we meet again in the return leg at home,” the coach noted.Captain of the day, Godwin Aguda said after the crunch encounter, “I give God all the glory for this victory. I believe that God’s favour is upon us and we shall continue the good work in Enugu on Sunday.”Rangers will take on the Lesotho league champions in the return leg slated for Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu on Sunday, January 20, 2019 with the aggregate winner qualifying for the group stage of Total Confederation Cup 2018/2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CONFEDERATION CUPBy Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enugu Rangers, made a bold statement of qualifying for the money-spinning group stage yesterday when the Flying Antelopes defeated hosts Bantu FC of Lesotho 2-1 away in Maseru.
Follow Aubrey on Twitter @aubreykragen USC’s men’s tennis team continued its winning ways this weekend, as junior Roberto Quiroz took home the singles championship for the second year in a row at the United States Tennis Association Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Fla.Back-to-back · Junior Roberto Quiroz took home the singles title at the Clay Court Invitational for the second consecutive year. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIn last year’s Clay Court Invitational, Quiroz defeated Duke’s Michael Redlicki to earn the singles crown. This year, Quiroz repeated his success by taking down Redlicki’s younger brother, Martin, a high school senior, in the finals.Quiroz entered the tournament as the top seed, which granted him a bye in the first round. In the second round, he defeated Sameer Kumar, a high school player from Indiana, 6-2, 6-1. Next, he took down North Florida’s Norbert Nemscek, 6-2, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, Quiroz defeated Notre Dame’s Quentin Monaghan, 6-1, 6-2.These victories earned the Guayaquil, Ecuador native a spot in the semifinals, where he squared off against a fellow Trojan in sophomore Max de Vroome. Last week, these two competed against each other in the doubles championship of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Regional tournament, where de Vroome and junior Eric Johnson came out on top over Quiroz and senior Ray Sarmiento.Quiroz avenged the doubles loss by taking down de Vroome 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to advance to the finals. There, he faced Martin Redlicki, who had not dropped a set throughout the entire tournament. Despite Redlicki’s dominant play throughout the tournament, Quiroz emerged victorious by a score of 7-5, 6-0.Quiroz also advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw with senior Michael Grant. Johnson and de Vroome also made their way to the quarterfinals, while the young team of freshmen Robbie Bellamy and Nick Crystal fell in the Round of 16.Grant and Bellamy advanced to the Round of 16 in singles, while Johnson and Crystal fell in the first round.The Trojans’ recent success is a good sign as the team gears up for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The Dodgers have seen fire, rain and hysteria before. They have turned loose the champagne in Washington, San Francisco, Arizona, Chicago and Atlanta over the past two years. Their shape-shifting roster has a lot of silencers.Unlike most of those Dodgers victims, the Brewers are fresh and experienced, with problems to pose.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Christian Yelich of Westlake Village is the probable National League MVP, and Lorenzo Cain is a two-way force, a player who resounds far beyond his stats. Brought in by GM David Stearns, they are two front-line outfielders who remade the club double-handedly.During the season, Stearns got third baseman Mike Moustakas, part of the 2015 Royals’ championship team along with Cain, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop. Left fielder Ryan Braun, the guy who nosed out Matt Kemp for MVP in 2011, is still dangerous at 34.But the Dodgers’ largest challenge in this National League Championship Series will be a merciless Milwaukee bullpen.Working backward, they must deal with the glowering Jeremy Jeffress (.182 batting average-against), long-haired lefty Josh Hader (.132), former closer Cory Knebel (.194) and rookie blazer Corbin Burnes (.199). From Bakersfield and St. Mary’s College, Burnes has come in with nine men on base and stranded them all.Hader could not have pitched much better if baseball had outlawed the glove. He pitched 81 and one-third innings, struck out an MLB-reliever record 143, and gave up 34 hits. He was also asked to face more than three batters in 33 of his games.Left-handed batters should have negotiated a settlement with Hader before they faced him. They hit .090 against him and came up with four extra-base hits. That’s 102 lefty batters against Hader. Forty-nine struck out.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Nobody has found a way to turn “mojo” into an acronym, let alone measure it.The Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in the National League and a 4-0 postseason record because they pitch, hit, run and catch, not because they’re walking on sunshine.But even though the concept of vibe can’t be quantified, it’s within you and without you if you’re the Brewers.Playoff history favors That Team, the one that swims against the current of baseball economics and probability. Add veterans Joakim Soria and Dan Jennings and talented rookie Brandon Woodruff, and it would seem imperative that the Dodgers come up with early runs, maybe within the confines of the ballpark. Their little-ball game has quietly emerged, with eight steals and 27 walks against the Braves.They also will throw Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler at the Brewers in Games 1 and 2. That seems a massive mismatch. The Brewers had quality starts in only 31 percent of their games.Manager Craig Counsell could respond with lefty Gio Gonzalez, who struggled in Washington but pitched well in Milwaukee. Gonzalez also is 4-1 lifetime vs L.A. with a 1.89 ERA. Wade Miley is a clever lefty who vexed the Dodgers on July 31 with two hits over seven innings. The Brewers were 12-4 when Miley started.The guess is the Dodgers, with all those unruffled, code-cracking bench hitters and with a couple of days to reset, will eventually squeeze out this series, maybe with Buehler staring down the Miller Park mania in Game 6.They remember last year, the way the Astros and their fans made it feel like the first time. Besides, with all the Dodgers have encountered and left behind, when do they get to be That Team? Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error There was Atlanta in 1991, the Angels in 2002, Colorado in 2007, Kansas City in 2014. None was short on talent. They just hadn’t found a place to happen. When they did, their cities swarmed the bandwagon as if it were escaping Saigon.The Brewers are That Team in 2018, the only one that nobody but baseball people saw coming. When That Team catches a wave, it normally doesn’t crash.Milwaukee has not reached a World Series since 1982, when Chase Utley was 3. Those Brewers were Harvey’s Wallbangers, with Manager Harvey Kuenn getting around on a leg that was amputated at the knee. They were a scruffy bunch that played in County Stadium, where Hank Aaron and the Braves had won the 1957 Series.The Wallbangers sold themselves as underdogs despite two Hall of Famers, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount. They beat the Angels in the ALCS and took the Cardinals to Game 7.This team plays in swank Miller Park and gobbled up a five-game deficit on Sept. 2 to catch the Cubs and win the NL Central in the 163rd game. The Brewers have not lost since Sept. 22 (3-0 to Pittsburgh) and have an 11-game winning streak.
MORE: Garrett’s sickening helmet swing adds to chaos around BrownsSteelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, who retaliated against Garrett with punches and a kick to the helmet, was suspended for three games.Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi, who shoved Rudolph to the ground following Garrett’s helmet swing, received a one-game suspension. About 12 hours after a benches-clearing brawl sparked by Myles Garrett tearing Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and hitting him in the head with it, the NFL handed down punishments to Browns and Steelers players, including an indefinite suspension for Garrett and a $250,000 fine for both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Garrett’s suspension will last at least through the rest of the 2019 regular season and playoffs. He must “meet with the commissioner’s office prior to a decision on his reinstatement,” the NFL’s statement read. All three players have been suspended without pay and fined an undisclosed amount of money for their actions during Thursday night’s game. The NFL’s statement also said that “additional discipline for other players will be forthcoming.”Absent from the list of suspended players is Rudolph, who played a role in escalating the fight. The second-year QB appeared to take offense to the being hit by Garrett after letting go of a pass, and while on the ground, Rudolph attempted to take Garrett’s helmet off. He failed, but Garrett was successful in returning the favor, leading to the infamous helmet swing.While Rudolph will apparently avoid suspension, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported “the NFL will fine” Rudolph.