iStock(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — An Indiana toddler had a fatal fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after her grandfather put her up on a railing, thinking the glass window was closed, according to the family’s attorney.Chloe Wiegand, who was 18 months old, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell to her death on Sunday, according to her parent’s attorney, Michael Winkleman.Chloe was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, Winkleman said at a news conference on Tuesday.Chloe is a hockey fan and loved to bang on the ice hockey rink glass wall as she watched her older brother, Winkleman said, and her grandfather put her on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass.However, the window was open — and she was “gone,” Winkleman said, calling her death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”“Why would you ever, in a kids play area put windows that passengers can open?” Winkleman said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable to put a child there thinking there’s glass.”“The South Bend Police Department offers its sincerest condolences to Officer Alan Wiegand and his family during this difficult time following the tragic loss of their child while in Puerto Rico,” the department said in a statement. “The department asks the community to pray for the entire Wiegand family as they grieve and to respect their privacy.”South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg added on Twitter, “We are saddened by the terrible accident that took the life of Officer Wiegand’s young daughter, and the city is holding this family in our hearts.”Owen Torres, corporate communications manager with Royal Caribbean, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family. We’ve made our Care Team available to assist the family with any resources they need.”Torres added on Tuesday, “We are assisting local authorities in San Juan, PR, as they make inquiries.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
vmargineanu/iStockBy Matt Zarrell, ABC News(FREDERICK, Md.) — Two people are in critical condition after a shooting near Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday morning.Police were called for an active shooter situation at 8:20 a.m. in the Riverside Tech Park area, Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando said.When officers arrived on scene they found two adult males injured. The victims were flown by helicopter to Baltimore and are in critical condition, Lando said.The 38-year-old suspect, who Navy Public Affairs confirmed was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, then traveled to nearby Fort Detrick and was subsequently shot and killed by base personnel, police said.“Our number one priority is the safety of our people,” said U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Dexter Nunnally. “Our emergency responders are well trained for these types of situations and the fast response of our military police enabled us to contain this threat quickly.”Tommy Lamkin, a spokesman for the Naval Medical Research Center at Fort Detrick, confirmed that the shooting involved at least two Navy medical personnel.“We are aware of an active shooter at Fort Detrick, Maryland that has involved at least two Navy Medical Personnel,” Lamkin said.Navy Public Affairs also issued a statement confirming “there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors. We will continue to update with additional details as the situation evolves.”The police chief said it is a “very active scene” and did not want to comment on motive.“The public is no longer at risk, everyone is safe. No officers were injured, and there were no other injuries to bystanders,” Lando said.Fort Detrick and Frederick police are investigating the incident.Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with a K-9 team are being sent to the scene, the agency said.ATF Special Agents and K-9 team are responding to a critical incident in Fredrick, MD to assist our law enforcement partners. More information will be provided by the lead investigating agency when available. pic.twitter.com/27HyLhT8jh— ATF Baltimore (@ATFBaltimore) April 6, 2021This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Garnet is widely found as a minor constituent in rocks of the Antarctic Peninsula Volcanic Group (APVG) of Trinity Peninsula. It occurs as conspicuous megacrysts, or in xenoliths within volcanic rocks of andesitic-rhyolitic composition and as detrital grains in the associated terrestrial sediments. It is also found as an accessory mineral in many plutonic rocks from the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Evidence is presented to show that the garnet can be divided petrographically and chemically into two main groups: Type A: almandine-rich primary igneous garnet, and Type B: less almandine- and more pyrope-rich garnet as xenocrysts or included in xenoliths within the volcanic rocks. Comparison with published experimental data on garnet occurrence in acidic igneous rocks suggests that high almandine-low spessartine garnet in volcanic rocks is a remnant phase of high pressure crystallization from magma at pressures of >7 kbar. Garnet with a higher pyrope content is regarded as xenocrystal in origin, having been derived from garnet-bearing country rocks at depth, either as accidental inclusions or through direct partial melting (restite) of the lower crust, and implies that a considerable thickness (>25 km) of crustal material was in existence before the generation of the Mesozoic magmatic arc. The origin of these calc-alkaline magmas may therefore be due, at least in part, to partial melting of pre-existing sialic crustal material.
The U.S. Coast Guard is set to decommission its eighth high endurance cutter USCGC Morngethau during a ceremony at Base Honolulu, on Tuesday.The Hamilton-class cutter is being retired after nearly 50 years of service as part of the Coast Guard’s recapitalization efforts.USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722), a 378-foot high endurance cutter, saw action in the Vietnam War, numerous major drug interdictions and law enforcement cases, and a variety of noteworthy rescues.Commissioned March 10, 1969, Morgenthau was the eighth of 12 cutters in the class built by Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans.The first three decommissioned Hamilton-class cutters were transferred to the Philippine Navy which commissioned the vessels as Gredorio Del Pilar frigates. USCGC Morgenthau is being transferred to Vietnam under the Foreign Assistance Act which allows the transfer of excess defense articles as a grant to friendly, foreign governments.High endurance cutters are the largest cutters, aside from the three major icebreakers and national security cutters, ever built for the Coast Guard.In 1977, Morgenthau became the first cutter to have women permanently assigned, which paved the way for numerous women to serve aboard Coast Guard cutters nationwide.In the fall of 1996, Morgenthau was the first U.S. Coast Guard cutter to deploy to the Arabian Gulf. Participating in Operation Vigilant Sentinel, Morgenthau enforced Iraq’s compliance with United Nations sanctions.Correction: This article initially stated that there was a possibility for the USCGC Morgenthau to be transferred to the Philippine Navy. Morgenthau is being transferred to Vietnam. April 18, 2017 View post tag: US Coast Guard Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard decommissions fourth Hamilton-class cutter US Coast Guard decommissions fourth Hamilton-class cutter Authorities View post tag: USCGC Morgenthau Share this article
New men-only homeless shelter opens in Goshen WhatsApp Twitter By Matthew Woitunski (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons A new homeless shelter for men has opened in Goshen.A separate facility for women and families was already in place, and a new facility is being planned that would house everyone under a single roof, according to WSBT.This new shelter is for homeless men who have had difficulties staying in other facilities, and was created through the efforts of the Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network.The facility participated in a weather amnesty program during the recent stretch of cold weather. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Previous articleTwo people rescued after being trapped in a vehicle in a ditchNext articlePeyton Manning now a finalist for possible Hall of Fame enshrinement Tommie Lee Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – January 5, 2021 0 346 Google+
Today, our countries are laying down a clear commitment to each other’s trading relationship which has already grown to £2.7bn. This agreement provides UK and New Zealand businesses the certainty they need to continue to access each other’s markets as the UK leaves the EU. Chief Executive of ABHI, Peter Ellingworth said: The UK is also prioritising a new free trade agreement with New Zealand after we leave the EU as well as potential accession to the trans-Pacific trading bloc, CPTPP, which counts New Zealand as one of its members. The UK’s HealthTech industry has an international reputation for quality, and it is critically important that the sector is supported in exporting to key markets. A trade arrangement between the UK and New Zealand which helps boost international trade will continue when the UK leaves the European Union, supporting jobs in both countries.The agreement maintains all relevant aspects of the current EU-New Zealand mutual recognition agreement on conformity assessment (MRA).It helps facilitate trade flows between the two nations and means UK exporters can ensure goods are compliant with New Zealand’s technical regulations before they depart the UK, saving businesses time, money and resources. New Zealand exporters to the UK benefit in the same way.The agreement covers sectors accounting for around £169m of UK exports to New Zealand – more than 17% of total UK goods exports to the country – and was signed by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox and New Zealand’s High Commissioner.It coincides with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to London today.The agreement will ensure UK and New Zealand businesses can continue to benefit from existing arrangements for mutual recognition as they do currently in any Brexit scenario.It covers valuable sectors such as UK medicinal products and machinery exports, worth an estimated £146m per year.A similar agreement signed last week with Australia. The agreement has received warm words from business groups including the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), which supports over 280 members, many of which trade under the agreement.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: The agreements with Australia and New Zealand are therefore welcome news, enabling two-way trade and the continued supply of products to patients. New Zealand is one of the first countries the UK is looking to secure a free trade agreement with after it leaves the EU, and the UK is currently analysing the results of a public consultation on the future agreement. New Zealand launched their own consultation on the 23rd November 2018.
Next weekend, July 30th-July 31st, the one and only NOLA Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis will celebrate his 45th birthday in style by hosting Shag Fest, a two-day event featuring some of New Orleans’ finest musicians. The event, to be held at d.b.a., will feature a tribute to Jerry Garcia, a funky superjam, and more. On Saturday, Gravity A and Papa Mali will team up with some very special guests for Gravity Mali Dead, paying respect to Garcia, whose birthday falls two days later on August 1st. Sunday’s lineup features the “Shag Fest Super Jam”, comprised of Eric “Benny” Bloom, Big D Perkins, Eric Vogel, Terrence Higgins, Joe Lawlor, June Yamagishi, and more. Tickets are available for $15 at the door. Every ticket comes with a free beer. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Last night, the Chicago Cubs clinched their first World Series appearance in 71 years by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, four games to two. The band naturally celebrated in fine fashion last night, and welcomed a very special guest into their festivities: Eddie Vedder.The longtime Cubs fan and Pearl Jam frontman was filmed getting some beer poured on his head by pitching coach Chris Bosio.Check out some more coverage of this great celebration below. Congrats to Cubs fans everywhere!
Any music fan will tell you that a concert is the best place to be for Halloween. While some fans are making their way to Vegas to catch Phish, other New Yorkers won’t be able to make that journey across the country. Fortunately, The Hall At MP has catered a great night for October 31st, with a live performance and a streamed one shortly thereafter.The night will start with Elise Testone, as she leads an all-star “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” tribute to Led Zeppelin. The lineup is stacked with talent, including Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri and Adrian Tramontano, as well as Jed Lingat, Trey Cooper and more TBA! Tickets for this show can be found here.With so many fans in the building, The Hall At MP has announced a free webcast of the Phish performance in Las Vegas, NV to be live streamed immediately after the Zeppelin show. While the show is technically free to attend, The Hall has suggested a $10 donation, with all proceeds going to the Phish fan-led charity group The WaterWheel Foundation.What could be better than some great live music, followed by three sets of the highly-anticipated Phish performance, on Halloween night?! More information can be seen in the posters below, and tickets for the “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” performance are available here. You can also RSVP for the Phish webcast by following this link.
Digital transformation is everywhere, and it’s a critical point in IT evolution—but there’s a whole ecosystem of companies that are forming, not transforming, and starting from scratch with their own modern data centers—using both open source and proprietary software.A great number of today’s established data centers rely heavily on virtualization. And while virtualization has simplified consuming infrastructure and built an era of “software-defined” everything, new IT shops are driving data center strategy differently. This is largely through the evolution of applications and the impact of cloud.Filling a data center with hardware and applying a software abstraction layer making it software-defined or cloud-like today is easy. But, applications running on single systems are being replaced with applications promoting scale-out behaviors. Serving this cloud-native landscape means applications are more opinionated, having more dependencies and more specific requirements. Simply assigning IP addresses to virtual machines no longer fulfills an application’s networking needs. Persistence layers introduced because of abstraction may prove inefficient and increases complexity. In this world, resource efficiency is important and control-plane integration among components wins over data-plane abstraction.Modern organizations as well are relying on these new applications for growth and competitive edge. The benefit of emerging open source and cloud-native applications is real and embracing software-based infrastructure is critical to future IT strategies. For some pioneers the future is now, embracing an incremental evolution of tools and platforms focused on software in the data center.Software is driving significant change in modern data centers. Organizations with a “build your own” thought process are avoiding hardware-based limitations and rapidly innovating by pairing commodity-based infrastructure or cloud services with freedom and flexibility from software infrastructure. Layers of abstraction and complexity get replaced with orchestration among highly integrated, purpose-built and composable tools. Applications become separated from their operating system and are run from portable containers. Platforms make applications more powerful through bridging domain specific needs with infrastructure services like storage. Open source and DevOps serve as the lifeline providing the glue and integration necessary to automate these environments. And we turn to software to drive software-based infrastructure instead of abstracting heterogeneous hardware.Down the road, even physical data centers will become completely agile. Software will help operate software and snowflakes will become a thing of the past. Consuming infrastructure services will become the new norm instead of managing cloud and physical data center resources. This will enable the emergence of more intelligent management of applications that brings efficiency to the modern data center. Whether involved in digital transformation or not, right now organizations and vendors are shaping what’s possible in this new software-based world.The moving pieces in IT today will lead all organizations to a modern data center at some point. It will look different for different companies and different industries, but once the ability to consume software becomes mainstream instead of a highly specialized skill, we’ll see the modern data center take off.