Inquest hears details of Arranmore drowning tragedy

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Inquest hears details of Arranmore drowning tragedy Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The inquest into the death of 26 year old Leigh Early in Arranmore last year, has heard that he was over six times the legal alcohol limit when his car entered the water.Leigh Early died after his Volkswagen Passat entered the water at Poolawaddy, Arranmore in the early hours of November 17th 2019.The inquest heard the cause of death was drowning.A toxicology report showed Mr Early had a blood alcohol reading of 326 mls.A member of the RNLI which Leigh was also part of told the inquest of the repeated efforts made to recover the 26 year old’s car after an emergency call was received at 5:20am.Upon arrival to the scene, the vehicle was said to be 30 to 40 feet from the shore and ten feet below the water.The car was hauled ashore and Mr Early found in the back seat. He was pronounced dead at 6:45 am.Pathologist, Dr Gerry O’Dowd read a report from his colleague who said there was a possibility Leigh passed out at the wheel which may explain his lack of response.Garda accident investigator Gerard McCauley said the air bags in the car did not go off as there was not a big enough impact.The slipway, down which the car had been driven was in good condition and was not slippery and the car was in serviceable condition.There was no speed and the car had entered the water slowly and the accident happened at 5.10 am. Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Golf Clubs to shut in Level 5Next articleLUH patients told to attend appointments as usual News Highland The Early family raised questions around CCTV and electric windows, which Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said would be looked into. WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – October 22, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Military Continues To Support Recovery In Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo April 08, 2010 The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti´s government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May.

 Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, deputy commanding general of Joint Task Force Haiti, noted during a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable yesterday that the mission in Haiti is out of the usual military lane.

 “In a traditional military mission, we can designate the enemy and do those things easily,” he said. “Here, really, the adversaries are the forces of nature and time.” 

 Another difference, Trombitas explained, is that instead of commanding and controlling the mission, the U.S. military has played a support role, “coordinating and collaborating” with lead agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which provided security. 

 Trombitas said he is impressed by how well combat skills have transferred to the relief mission. He observed that servicemembers´ experiences working with civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have paid off in Haiti.

 The general recalled that the Haiti mission started with work to bring “order from chaos” at the airport. He added that the Seabees performed “a Herculean effort in fixing the main pier [and] the south pier, with some underwater engineering there, bolstering the pylons that the pier stands on.”
 Current efforts are focused on preparing for the coming rainy season by relocating some of the 1.3 million displaced people from camps that are at risk for flooding, Trombitas said. He described the greatest needs as shelter, settlement and sanitation.last_img read more

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott does the ‘Dak Dance’ to celebrate touchdown vs. Lions

first_imgI’ve seen people having fun with the video of Dak Prescott warming-up, so I had to do it too by adding MC Hammer. 🤣🤣— George Montes (@george_montes) November 11, 2019During Sunday’s Dallas-Detroit throwdown in Motown, Prescott’s running mate caught the fever, as well, following a touchdown vs. the Lions. Dak Dance fever has infected Ezekiel Elliott.Prior to last Sunday night’s game vs. the Vikings, NBC highlighted quarterback Dak Prescott’s interesting pregame routine, which includes what can best be described as a “hip thrust.” 🤣 @EzekielElliott broke out the @Dak Dance on this TD celebration— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 17, 2019The Cowboys would go on to win 35-27, with the Dance once again taking center stage.The Dak Dance (or Prescott Pirouette, if you prefer), took Twitter by storm — and the NFL soonafter. Earlier this week, 49ers players Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Bosa were caught mimicking the Prescott Pirouette.This might be the best bromance the NFL has seen, while the dance is already better than the Floss, the Wu-Tang and the Electric Slide.last_img read more

Air Force Airman Falls Out of C-130, Missing in the Gulf

first_imgA U.S. Air Force airman is missing in the Gulf of Mexico after falling out of a C-130 aircraft off the Florida coast, according to reports.The airman fell during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to Air Force Times.U.S. Coast Guard personnel were assisting the Air Force as a search for the airman got underway in water about a mile and a half south of Santa Rosa Island, Fla., along the Florida Panhandle.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is assisting in the search operation.The Coast Guard said the airman who is a staff sergeant dropped about 1,500 feet into the water and his parachute did deploy.Crew members aboard the C-130 initially saw the airman treading water but lost sight of him while making a turn in an effort to pick him up.Responding crews have adjusted their search area based on currents in the Gulf, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Kamil Zdankowski.last_img read more

US plans to enforce visa restrictions for pregnant women

first_imgThe Trump administration is planning to come out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have legal status.Under the new rules it would make it more difficult for pregnant women to travel on a tourist visa. Women would have to convince a consular officer that they have another legitimate reason to come to the U.S.Consular officers would have to determine whether a visa applicant would be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth.Reports say, birth tourism has been a ongoing for a long time now, and has even become a money-making business. There have been multiple arrests for operators of birth tourism agencies for visa fraud or tax evasion.Although coming to the U.S. to give birth is fundamentally legal, the draft rule is “intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry,” a State Department spokesperson said.last_img read more

Authorities search for two suspects after five women were robbed at gunpoint

first_imgAuthorities in Delray Beach are currently searching for two male suspects after a group of five women were robbed a gunpoint in the parking garage of a hotel they were staying at.The incident was reported at Aloft Delray Beach on 202 SE 5th Avenue, around 11:00 pm on Saturday.The women told authorities that they were in the hotel parking garage grabbing a few things from their vehicle when they were approached by three men.Two of the men were said to have had guns and demanded their belongings.The three men then took the women’s purses and backpacks and fled the area in a silver BMW driven by a fourth suspect.Authorities were able to track down the BMW which had been reported stolen earlier in the day and arrested two of the suspects.Two other suspects, including one of the suspects who had a gun, are still on the run.If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Delray Beach Police Department at 561-243-7800.last_img read more

Florida inmates sew cloth pouches for orphaned kangaroos

first_imgInmates at a Florida jail are sewing cloth pouches for kangaroos and koalas orphaned by wildfires in Australia.The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that inmates are using old uniforms to sew up pouches for orphaned kangaroos and koalas. Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has killed more than a billion wild animals.Seminole sheriff’s spokesman Bob Kealing said the jail had been working with Wildcare Australia.Wilcare Australia made a statement on January 18th saying they have received “more than enough” pouches, however, if you already have pouches sewn, you can still send them.“They’ve told us to finish the batch we’ve been working on and send them along,” Kealing said in an email. “From that point we’ll wait for if/when they say they need some more.”last_img read more

Instagram Model Arrested for Storming Super Bowl Field and Flashing Panties

first_imgA 27-year-old Instagram model was arrested Sunday after police say she stormed the Super Bowl field at Hard Rock Stadium, and flashed her backside….no it wasn’t J Lo.Kelly Kay Green, of Los Angeles, jumped over the northwest rail and got onto a “restricted area” of the field as the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Kansas City Chiefs then “flashed her hot pink underwear” to the crowd. She was apprehended by stadium security. Since she didn’t have the proper credentials to be on the field, Green was arrested on a trespassing chargelast_img read more

Inside Conditions…Sibling rivalry between Bucs, Pens and Steelers?

first_imgIn the recent past I have often wondered about the Pittsburgh sports franchises’ value relative to each other.However I am a bit more fascinated than I thought I would be in regards to how these franchises fight for and share the “moneypie” in Pittsburgh as well as their percentage of the market regionally, nationally and globally.Talking about the ultimate inflation bump, the Pittsburgh Steelers were purchased by Art Rooney in 1933 for get this, $2,500.00. They are currently worth more than $1.1 approximately billion.  Their base revenue per fan is approximately $39.  When sports business pros and enthusiasts talk about an creating and maintaining an almost perfect template to run any business let alone a sports franchise, Pittsburgh should be the pattern from which the majority of garments should be tailored.The Rooney family began designing their garment of destiny in 1969 when they hired a young, teacher/coach and former offensive lineman Charles Henry Noll to weave the fabric from which they would craft future “suits of legend.Noll, whose pedigree is unquestioned because he studied and learned his craft from the legendary iconic coach Paul Brown who defined and re-sculpted the game that Americans and the world have grown to love.When Noll grabbed the reins of one of the most pitiful franchises in the history of professional sports, he not only had a vision of just winning but he also saw the need to create an in house player selection and development system that is emulated to this day by sports owners from across the globe.The marketability of the Pittsburgh Steelers transcends more than just football and sports enthusiasts but impacts the GDP and marketing strategy on an entire city and region.Take for example the CBS affiliate KDKA Television in Pittsburgh.Although Pittsburgh is the 23rd largest market it is the 14th largest television market largely because of the presence of the Steelers who represent one of four franchises of the NFL AFC North Division.The remaining three being the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.The Browns are the only team in the division that has not participated in postseason play during the past three years. For all intents and purposes the AFC North may be the most brutal and physical division in all of professional football.With that sort of tenacity and imagery one does not have to wonder why the network and the affiliate that cover the AFC in general and the AFC North in particular consistently occupy such a strong market position.One may assume that if the Philadelphia Eagles were located in Pittsburgh with their sporadic record of reaching and winning championships the television market would they be in such an enviable position.Why? Because WPVI-TV ABC 6 in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth largest market, is ranked 22nd in market share.The bucks don’t stop with the Steelers, the money begins to flow with the men from the steel city.Let’s move on to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 1999 the team was purchased by former Penguin and NHL superstar Mario Lemieux for $109 million dollars. Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney holding Super Bowl XLIII Trophy. Lamar Woodley and Mike Tomlin celebrate win in Super Bowl XLIIIcenter_img Money, money, money, money! No, I have not acquired the royalty rights from the O’Jays’ iconic song, nor am I referring to the most paranoid person on the planet when it comes to Black Americans in general and President Barack Obama in particular. The person that I am referring to is none other than probably the biggest scammer and “sham” artist in the history of finance, Donald Trump.last_img read more