Grandpa who dropped toddler from cruise ship charged with negligent homicide

first_imgAn Indiana grandfather in jail on negligent homicide charges for dropping his granddaughter off of a cruise ship in July.The incident happened in Puerto Rico months ago, but charges against Salvatore Anello were not announced until Monday.He’s being held on an 80-thousand-dollar bond.Anello dropped his two-year-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand from an open window on the cruise ship.He claims he thought the window was closed, and reportedly blames the cruise ship company for leaving it open.He is due in court in November.last_img

Teen Dies After Mom Crashes into Trees While Fleeing from FHP

first_imgA 15-year-old Georgia girl is dead and her sister and mother are recovering, after their car crashed into trees along I-75 in north Florida on Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.An FHP trooper clocked the vehicle, which was being driven by 34-year-old Cinceria Cooke of Atlanta, at 103 mph as it headed north on the highway near White Springs. The trooper began following the vehicle, which was passing cars on the shoulder and driving recklessly.The incident report states that Cooke abruptly exited the interstate, before returning onto it. She refused to stop for either of the marked patrol cars and tried to leave the highway again, but lost control and slammed into several pine trees that line the shoulder of the road.Cooke’s daughter, Aniyah Bynes, died at the scene. Her other daughter, 17-year-old Clexia Bynes, suffered minor injuries, while Cooke was taken to UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition.It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor, as the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Police detain possible immigrant boat landing near Palm Beach

first_imgThe Palm Beach police department responded to the area of Bahama Lane on Saturday morning after receiving a report of a possible immigrant boat landing.Police say 9 immigrants were detained and turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents.last_img

Police arrest man who intentionally drove into a gas pump

first_imgOfficials in Ohio are reporting that they have arrested a 59-year-old man who intentionally drove his vehicle into a gas station pump and began making verbal threats towards witnesses.The incident occurred in Painesville, Ohio on Saturday.Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect Michael Craig ,inside of a Buick SUV in the parking lot of the convenience store. He then suddenly took off in that vehicle and rammed it into a gas pump. The impact of the collision caused the pump to dislodge and strike a Ford pickup truck housing two adults and a child.Thankfully the occupants of the truck were uninjured and were able to escape the truck before a small fire started.Craig then continued driving and entered the roadway where he struck a moving vehicle and slammed into a chain link fence before the vehicle caught fire.When witnesses approached Craig to try and help him, Craig reportedly told them that he had a gun and that he was going to kill everyone.Moments after authorities arrived at the scene, Craig exited the burning vehicle holding a pair of pliers in his hands. When authorities realized the object in Craig’s hands was not a gun, they deployed bean bag rounds and eventually used a taser to take Craig into custody.Once in custody Craig was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for several minor burns. He has since been transferred to the Lake County Jail.last_img read more

Rotchford OT Goal Sends RFH to First Dowd Cup Final

first_imgBy Brian DeakyneRED BANK — In the midst of the madness around them, Rumson-Fair Haven forwards Hunter Rotchford and Brian Robinson didn’t take note at who scored the game-winning overtime goal.“I was hacking and hacking at it and eventually it went in,” Rotchford said. “Robinson said he hit it in, I said I hit it in, I really don’t know who got the better piece of it.”The goal, which was credited to Rotchford, came with 3:45 remaining in overtime to lift the second-seeded Bulldogs to their first Dowd Cup final in school history, topping Red Bank Regional, 3-2 Wednesday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Dowd Cup.RFH scored a short-handed goal in the early stages of the second period, and a goal late in the period to take a 2-1 lead over sixth-seeded Red Bank Regional, but the Bucs’ came back in the third period, sending the teams to overtime.Rotchford’s goal was the only shot registered on RBR goalie Charlie Fox, who finished with 36 saves on the game.“Charlie’s a great goalie. He never lets the first one in,” Rotchford said.Rotchford took a pass from Robinson, short-handed, and after being stopped by Fox, he slipped in his own rebound inside the right post, drawing even with the Bucs with 8:44 remaining in the second period.“Brian made a nice pass to me and I was able to finish,” Rotchford said.Gary Cali fed Robinson later in the period, who was left alone in the slot, and he lifted the puck top-shelf, giving the Bulldogs their first lead of the game.“They [Red Bank Regional] were coming off a good win against St. Rose and we knew it was going to be a tight battle,” Rumson-Fair Haven coach Chris McCafferty said. “They kept coming. They fought, they stuck with their gameplan it was a good game and well-matched.”The Bucs took the early lead when Sam Marascio blasted a power play goal past Bulldogs’ goalie Dominic Padula with 4:21 left in the first period. Joe Franco looked to squeak a puck into the net from the side, and the rebound kicked out to Marascio, who put it away.Padula stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced, but Fox faced much more pressure on the other end of the ice throughout the game.“I told Charlie that, for the past four years, it’s been nice to know that we’ve had the better goalie every single night,” Red Bank Regional head coach Tim Hall said.Josh Saboyu tied the game at two with 8:22 left in the game, grabbing possession of the loose puck in front of the net, and beating Padula to his right.“I told the boys in the locker room that tonight is who we are,” Hall said. “It’s been a challenge for us to play up to our potential. RBR has traditionally not had a hockey culture, but we are building on next year.”After a back-and-forth minute of play in overtime, Rotchford put home a net-mouth scramble after Fox appeared close to covering it.“I was told that he didn’t have a solid glove on it, and the puck was constantly loose, so it couldn’t be whistled dead, and that’s fine with me,” Hall said.Red Bank Regional converted on their opening power play, but couldn’t capitalize on their following three.The Bulldogs didn’t have a single power play for the second game in a row.Charlie Fox of RBR making one of his 36 saves against RFH in the Dowd Cup Semifinal WednesdayRotchford nearly added a second short-handed goal, on the same penalty kill, in the second period, but Fox turned away his breakaway attempt.Saboyu had a breakaway attempt of his own, six minutes into the game, but he was stopped by Padula.“Dominic has had the nickname “The Dominator” since he was 8 years old, and that’s because he makes the big saves when he has to,” McCafferty said.The Bulldogs will take on fifth-seeded Marlboro in the Dowd Cup final on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Red Bank Armory. RFH will be looking for their first ever Dowd Cup championship and Marlboro will be hoping to repeat from last year’s championship.last_img read more

Donegal among highest in country for teaching primary pupils in Irish

first_imgThe number of pupils being taught through Irish in a primary school in Donegal is one of the highest in the country in the recent school year.Irish as the primary language of education has risen steadily from 6.4 per cent of primary pupils in 2000 to 8.1 per cent in 2018/19.The majority of schools – 147 with almost 38,000 pupils – are located outside Gaeltacht areas, according to a report. More than 10 per cent of pupils in the county are offered classes through Irish.Other areas with rates over 10 per cent include Cork city and county, Galway county, and Monaghan.In contrast, Cavan has the lowest rate at less than 1 per cent of pupils, with only one school in the county offering classes through Irish.An Foras Pátrúnachta, the largest patron of gaelscoileanna, has welcomed the recent initiative announced by the Education Minister Joe McHugh to increase access to Irish-medium education. Donegal among highest in country for teaching primary pupils in Irish was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

QPR can beat Spurs – but we still fancy Barca over Chelsea

first_imgChelsea will take a valuable lead into their Champions League second leg in the Nou Camp, but we still don’t think it will be enough against Barcelona.Chelsea are 6/1 from 8/1 with BetVictor for the Champions League with Barcelona even-money favourites and Real Madrid 11/4 and Bayern Munich 4/1.Barcelona are 2/9 to win the second leg with Chelsea 12/1 and the draw 11/2.Given the lack of an away goal, the 2/1 for Chelsea to qualify makes plenty of appeal, although Barca have never been at their best in the narrow confines of Stamford Bridge.Didier Drogba was the man of the hour as far as Chelsea supporters are concerned but his histrionics did not go down very well with everyone.Can Drogba stay on his feet?The referee will have to make many difficult calls in the second leg and some will revolve around whether or not they allow the trainer onto the field to treat the Drog. We have a market and bet:How many times will the Chelsea physio treat Didier Drogba on the pitch in the Nou Camp? (Drogba must start or bets void):0: 3/11: 6/42 or more: 11/8With the other semi-final also fascinatingly poised we are asking can you name the finalists next month and bet:Barcelona v Real Madrid 11/8Barcelona v Bayern 2/1Chelsea v Real Madrid 4/1Chelsea v Bayern 5/1The Blues also have a vital league game this weekend against Arsenal, who are 1/8 to finish in the top four with Chelsea 7/4.Roberto Di Matteo is sure to make changes from the side that played at Wembley and at Stamford Bridge for the Emirates, but they still look a big price at 14/5 to take all three points with Arsenal a shade of odds-on at 20/21 and the draw 11/4.QPR are 8/11 to be relegated and with Blackburn (Norwich) and Bolton ( Swansea) facing winnable home games before their late kick off with Spurs, they will know where they stand in relation to the other clubs in fear of the drop.Spurs, who badly need the points for their Champions League aspirations, are 10/11 favourites with Rangers 16/5 and the draw 27/10.We think Mark Hughes’ side can add to Spurs’ recent woes.There is a fragility to Spurs that the Hoops can exploit and if they can cope with Bale I see no reason why Spurs won’t go the same way as Liverpool and Arsenal.Fulham entertain the very much in-form Wigan after their near-fortnight break.It should be a cracker and the hosts are a shade of odds-on at 9/10 with the draw at 13/5 and the Latics at 7/2.The World Snooker Championships begins in Sheffield on Saturday and we at Betvictor are offering money back on losing bets in the outright market placed pre-event if Ronnie O’Sullivan lands a fourth title.Judd Trump is our 9/2 favourite and I think he can go one better than last year when runner up to John Higgins.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter fearing Smithies exit after Huddersfield play-off triumph

first_imgSome QPR fans on Twitter are concerned Huddersfield’s promotion to the Premier League could lead to them re-signing Alex Smithies.The goalkeeper has been outstanding since being signed from the Terriers, who beat Reading in the Championship play-off final to clinch a place in the top flight.They have recently been tipped to move for Smithies if they went up, so the outcome at Wembley has worried some Rangers supporters.Hopefully Huddersfield don’t try to re-sign #Smithies from us now they’ve got promoted! Can’t see us hanging on to him if they come in #QPR— Scott Crowley (@Scotty17Crowley) May 29, 2017Now I am worried Huddersfield might snatch Alex Smithies. #htfc #QPR— Yousef Marafi® (@Yousef_QPR) May 29, 2017Oh well, bye bye Smithies #QPR #Hudds— Lager Lout (@lagerlout1966) May 29, 2017Congratulations to @htafcdotcom for showing us all what’s possible on a modest budget. If you want Smithies back, get yer wonga out! #qpr— Steve S (@RuislipR) May 29, 2017And a recent poll on Twitter suggested Huddersfield fans are hoping Smithies will return.#HuddersfieldTown fans, would you like to see #QPR GK Alex Smithies re-signed this summer? #HTAFC #Terriers #Huddersfield #QPRFC #EFL— Football Polls (@FootballPolls30) May 24, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New animal rehab centre for CT

first_imgWillow the honey badger was the firstresident of the new rehab centre, and willreportedly be released soon. SPCA wildlife unit ambassador LewisPugh with Willow.(Images: Lewis Pugh) The wildlife unit is often called outto help in cases of conflict betweenpeople and animals.(Image: Cape of Good Hope SPCA) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sarah Scarth   Communications manager, CoGH SPCA  +27 21 700 4140 or +27 83 526 1604 (a/h) RELATED ARTICLES • Wildlife experts to gather in SA • New lost and found website for pets • ”Human polar bear” makes Himalayan swim • Centre for the protection of penguins • EWT making tracks in conservationLyndon JafthaThe Cape of Good Hope SPCA opened its first short term wildlife rehabilitation centre in May, and can now offer 24-hour emergency service and short term care, all year long, to animals in need.Rehabilitation centres are a safe haven for injured and sick animals, and in a country rich with wildlife, there will always be a need for such centres. They allow animals to recover from trauma before being released back into the wild, or offer them a safe place to live the rest of their lives should they not be able to be returned to their natural habitat.The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA, is the largest and oldest SPCA in South Africa, and is situated in the Cape Flats area of Grassy Park. For this bustling area, a short term rehabilitation centre was just the thing to provide emergency treatment and short term care for an ever-increasing number of displaced, injured and sick animals.Because of urban spread, animal exploitation and the ever-present desire for exotic pets, CoGH SPCA has been dealing with animal emergencies since 2000 and was sorely in need of such a facility.The organisation did some research into international procedures and sought advice from numerous experts before approaching the designers, Rondebosch-based 4th Dimension Studios. The centre was then built by leading construction and renovation company R+N Masters Builders next to the SPCA inspectorate offices.With the bulk of the funding coming from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, as well as CoGH SPCA’s reserve funds, the building costs amounted to R4.6-million (US$559 000).Making a positive differenceThe official opening took place on 2 May and was attended by, among other dignitaries, Marjorie Letoaba, a senior manager at the National Lotteries Board, and Lewis Pugh, a well-known environmental campaigner, motivational speaker and adventurer who’s also the ambassador for the wildlife unit of the CoGH SPCA.“We now have one of the best registered facilities in the world, capable of making a positive difference to the lives of just about every wild creature that we are likely to encounter,” said CoGH CEO Alan Perrins in his opening speech.The Cape Town area is well known for its wealth of natural resources, with several reserves, a national park and a long coastline falling into the greater Cape Town metropole. This results in an increasing number of human/animal conflicts.Between April 2010 and March 2011 – just one year – CoGH’s wildlife unit responded to 230 cases involving over 1 000 animals. Investigators delved into 183 cases of cruelty and dealt with 476 issues of conflict between humans and animals. There are also plans to inspect 14 facilities for captive wildlife.“Often all that the displaced animal needs is somewhere safe, warm and quiet to recover before being released back to the wild,” said wildlife unit supervisor Brett Glasby, speaking at the opening ceremony.“For those with injuries, such as burns or wounds, or those that are emaciated and dehydrated, we now have the facilities to provide specialist treatment and care.”Top-class facilities for wildlifeWhile CapeNature, which focuses on biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape, is able to provide some assistance, this is inadequate because the establishment’s wildlife management programme is more focused on research and science.The CoGH SPCA’s new facilities have been endorsed and welcomed by all relevant parties, including local and provincial environmental authorities as well as the national SPCA body.As well as saving animals in distress, it will serve as an educational centre where young people starting out on a career in wildlife management can learn the correct techniques.The rehabilitation centre accommodates all animals, and has aquapens, reptile rooms, aviaries and outdoor enclosures, as well as quarantine rooms, an operating theatre and a kitchen, because different animals eat different types of food. It also has two fully equipped emergency vehicles.Some of the animals currently in care include a honey badger – the centre’s first resident, named Willow – a bearded dragon, a puff adder, a Cape cobra and a black crow. Pugh was very taken with Willow and kept his Twitter followers and Facebook likers up to date with the animal’s progress. His latest note revealed that Willow would be released soon.“…our task now is to secure support from individual, trust, foundation and corporate donors who care as much as we do about the welfare and conservation of our wildlife,” Perrins said.Donations of supplies such as straw, blankets, lawn and soil, shade cloth, or kitchen items as well as volunteers to clean enclosures and monitor the animals would be welcomed by the CoGH SPCA.They can be contacted on +27 21 700 4158/9 or +27 83 526 1604 after hours.last_img read more

Apple’s Next EarPods Could Be The Ultimate Wearable Device

first_imgIn late 2012, Apple finally replaced the iconic white earbuds that came with every iPod and iPhone since 2001 with a new design: EarPods, a three-year labor of love, claimed to be a one-size-fits-all headphones solution for the human ear.An update to this ubiquitous accessory could make a big splash in the wearables market, defying while also supplementing expectations of Apple’s iWatch.The Ear Up ThereIn-ear headphones are the wearable device we don’t think about. Like a wristband, it has contact with our skin—and if you listen to music when you exercise, you know it’s a fitness device. And as you can tell just by looking for the white wires dangling from people’s ears, they’re popular. I reviewed EarPods when they first came out. They were better than earbuds in every way.That’s why I find this rumor, posted anonymously on the Secret app Thursday morning, particularly intriguing. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Many observers believe that iOS 8, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads, will have substantial new health features. Some believe the long-rumored iWatch could be the primary way Apple captures data from our bodies to feed into this new software. But Apple could release an alternative way for customers to get in on the health action without needing to throw down serious cash for a presumably expensive smartwatch.A (Financially) Healthy SolutionEnter the EarPods.“Apple, I don’t think a lot of people of realize, is one of the biggest providers of speakers in the entire world,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s VP of iOS and iPod marketing, told me back in 2012. “Think about it: Sound is so important to our product, we integrate sound and speakers in just about every product we do.”Apple sells its normal EarPods for just $30. Comparable headphones from Beats cost $100, which means Apple has left itself plenty of room to sell premium headphones that can actually do more than rival headphones. But what more could you want your headphones to do, besides play quality sound? Apple’s patent portfolio offers a few hints.Check out this image from a March 2007 patent application. It proposes headsets with “one or more integrated physiological sensors” designed to help users track performance metrics. As you can see in the image, the sensor could be clipped onto one’s earlobe, and thus be able to transmit pulse and oxygen information. Another patent application filed in August 2008 described a similar monitoring system that could “be used to monitor user activity, such as during exercise or sporting activities. The positioning of the monitoring system can also facilitate sensing of other user characteristics (e.g., biometric data), such as temperature, perspiration and heart rate.”It would make sense for Apple to build these smart EarPods: Physicians have tried to develop similar in-ear monitoring systems that can inform doctors about cardiovascular risk factors, which would allow them to provide vital preventative care. The science is there. Researchers believe the ear is the “[ideal] location for an integrated wearable vital signs monitor … for both physiological and mechanical reasons.”Unfortunately, a health-oriented in-ear solution has never been perfected, especially at a mass scale. One reason why: Fitness devices are sexy, and send the message that you’re into exercising and taking care of yourself. Medical-device manufacturers have never been known for their fashion sense, and a health-oriented device sends the message that you’ve got a problem.Apple’s proven design sense and marketing skills would avoid these problems handily.EarPods and iOS 8 could help keep users healthy, without the suggestion of illness. The key will be designing subtle interfaces for this information. If you’re exercising, you’ll want to see vital signs like heart rate at a glance without needing to dig for it. Apple’s solution could be as simple as displaying one’s pulse or oxygen levels as iOS notifications—or perhaps Siri could read off the data.The danger of delivering this functionality using headphones is that they take a beating, getting plugged in, yanked out, and stuffed into pockets multiple times a day. I own two different sets of EarPods and both of them are dysfunctional. The wires are still highly vulnerable to movement and tangle too easily, while the volume and play controls simply don’t work anymore. Apple will have to put as much thought into those basics as fancy new features to make EarPods usable as wearable health devices.If Apple wants to popularize “getting healthy,” it will need to offer a stylish, comfortable, and most of all durable product that plays music, carries phone calls crisply, and—as a side benefit—captures data from our bodies. If Apple can pull off these basics, which are imperfect features in the current-generation EarPods, owners of Apple’s next version should be very happy customers.It also fits Apple’s pattern of improving devices until they are transformed. The humble EarPod, turned into the ultimate wearable. With all of its competitors looking at their wrists, will Apple beat them all to our ears?Lead image by Victor Anwar; patent illustrations courtesy of U.S. Patent And Trademark Officecenter_img dave smith Tags:#Apple#apple earphones#apple earpods#apple headphones#apple smartwatch#Apple Watch#earbuds#earphones#earpods#earpods 2#iOS 8#iWatch#wearables Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more