Injuries reported after lightning strikes at Tour Championship golf tournament

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailnobtis/iStock(ATLANTA) —  At least six people were injured and play was suspended on Saturday afternoon at the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta when lightning struck at the 16th hole of the golf course, officials said.The injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken to nearby hospitals after a pop-up storm developed and at least two lightning bolts hit the East Lake Golf Club as NBC was broadcasting the Professional Golf Association tournament.PGA officials suspended the third round of the Tour Championship for the day at 4:17 p.m. due to inclement weather. About a half-hour later, two lightning strikes hit the golf course, according to PGA officials.One of the lightning bolts hit a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee of the golf course and people standing nearby were struck by debris, according to a report on the PGA website.ESPN reported that lightning struck the top of a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee and shattered bark all the way to the bottom.“I felt a little bit of pressure and lightning struck. It was probably about 200 yards away,” a spectator who witnessed the lightning strike told ABC affiliate station WSB-TV in Atlanta.xFour adult males and a juvenile were seeking shelter near a tree when lightning hit the tree, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.A spokesman for the DeKalb County fire department said there were six patients.Paramedics treated the people injured and ambulances took them to hospitals for additional medical attention.PGA officials stopped play for the day and said the tournament would resume at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.“The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available,” the PGA said in a statement.At the time the play suspended, American Justin Thomas was leading the tournament by one stroke over Rory McIlroy of Ireland and Brooks Koepka of the United States.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img August 24, 2019 /Sports News – National Injuries reported after lightning strikes at Tour Championship golf tournamentlast_img read more

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AO expand team to build on housebuilders success

first_imgAO Business has welcomed two new hires to strengthen their housebuilder team after a successful six months in the market. Gary Holt and Andrew Robinson joined the business-to-business division of the online electricals retailer on April 1st. Andrew is covering sales in the North and Scotland while Gary will cover the South of England. AO Business entered the market last year to transform the way appliances are purchased for new developments. After only six months, they have secured the contracts to supply appliances for over 12,000 new building plots.Andrew joins AO from furniture manufacturer VitrA UK, with experience in the builder market. Prior to joining AO, Gary was at German-based manufacturer Westag and Getalit AG where he spent five years as Area Sales Manager for Retail before moving into a new role as Business Development Manager. Anthony Sant, MD of AO Business said, “We’re thrilled to have Gary and Andy joining us on our mission to improve the way that builders purchase appliances. With their sales experience and contacts in the industry, we are now in an even better position to provide a solution to the housebuilders‘ challenges.”With next day delivery, renowned customer service and over 20 years’ experience of selling electricals to the public, AO Business offers a unique proposition for time-pressed housebuilders.AO Business Gary Holt Anthony Sant housebuilders Andrew Robinson May 1, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » AO expand team to build on housebuilders success previous nextLand & New HomesAO expand team to build on housebuilders successThe Negotiator1st May 20200249 Viewslast_img read more

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German frigate to return from last operational deployment

first_img Share this article September 14, 2016 View post tag: FGS Karlsruhe German Navy frigate FGS Karlsruhe is scheduled to return from the Mediterranean Sea and her last operational deployment on September 16.The ship was first part of operation Sophia and later joined the NATO-led Again Sea patrol mission aimed at curbing people smuggling.Karlsruhe deployed half a year ago under the command of frigate captain Christian Clausing to join operation Sophia. “The good preparation and high motivation of the crew allowed us to successfully complete our mission and save the lives of several hundred people,” the ship’s commander said.After a couple of weeks off the coast of Libya, Karlsruhe replaced the German combat support ship Bonn as the flagship of NATO’s Aegean Sea mission in June.Having sailed 30.125 nautical miles during her deployment, the frigate will have the special honor of returning to port with a 120 meter long streamer built by its crew. Commander Clausing said he was happy that the frigate’s last deployment was a success.The Karlsruhe will remain in service until 2017 when it will be replaced by the first F125 frigate Baden-Württemberg. German frigate to return from last operational deployment View post tag: EUNAVFORcenter_img View post tag: German Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today German frigate to return from last operational deployment View post tag: NATO Authoritieslast_img read more

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All Souls in library dispute

first_imgA library donated over a century ago by All Souls College to the community of Kensal Rise faces closure after a High Court ruling supported Brent council’s decision to close it. The library was opened in 1900 by American author Mark Twain.Campaigners are maintaining a 24-hour vigil outside the library to prevent workmen boarding up the building and taking the books away. It is believed that, owing to the covenant under which the library building was given to the community, ownership of the building will pass back to All Souls if the building ceases to be a library.All Souls is one of the world’s most exclusive academic institutions: it has no undergraduate students, as its membership consists solely of Research Fellows.  Margaret Bailey, head of Brent Libraries SOS, said, “They have their Codrington library –  we should have our library”, reflecting her hope that even if ownership were to revert to All Souls, they would allow the building to continue to be used as a library. The campaign to keep the library open has garnered much support and has raised over £35,000 towards legal fees. Thomas Seaman, the Estates Bursar for All Souls College, stated, “it is our hope that Brent Council and the campaigners can reach a solution which allows the building to keep on running as a library: this would be the ideal solution for us.” Seaman added that the college has tried to persuade the council not to close the library by pointing out that the council will not, in any case, be able to sell the building or the land, since ownership will pass back to All Souls if the library is shut.He warned, however, that if ownership were to revert to All Souls they would be unlikely to keep the library running, telling Cherwell, “All Souls is an institution committed to funding world-class research in Oxford. We cannot justify funding a library in Kensal Rise: that is the ambit of local government.”last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY? Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the not-for-profit City of Evansville Redevelopment Commission should use taxpayers money to fund a grocery venture on North Main?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise. “FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?center_img Todays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the not-for-profit City of Evansville Redevelopment Commission should use taxpayers money to fund a grocery venture on North Main?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise.last_img read more

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Press release: Child rapist cousins have sentence doubled

first_img This is an abominable case where the victims suffered systematic and sustained abuse in their own home, carried out by those they should have been able to trust. Although the lasting and severe effects of the offending should not be underestimated, I hope the increased sentence will bring some comfort to the victims. Cousins who raped 2 children have had their prison term doubled after Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP referred their original sentences to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.David Jones, 32, and Daniel Woodbridge, 31, were both under 16 when they mounted a campaign of sexual abuse against their young victims. The attacks took place between 1998 and 2000 while they were babysitting. They forcefully raped their young charges, who were aged between 7 and 10. This turned into a regular occurrence whenever they babysat the children.Both cousins were originally sentenced to 5 years in prison after being found guilty last November at Cardiff Crown Court. The Court of Appeal has increased their sentences to 10 years.Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General said:last_img read more

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STS9 Announces New ‘Wave Spell Live’ Festival At Las Vegas Closer [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Erik Kabik STS9 will host Wave Spell Live, a small four-day camping festival in Belden Town, CA from August 16th to 19th. The news was announced on Sunday night following the third and final show of the band’s three-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.At this time, all of the details we have come from a notice that read:Wave Spell Live In Belden Town, CASave The Date Aug 16-19, 2018An intimate camping festival event. Featuring 9 sets of STS9 (3 full shows and for the first time 3 live Wave Spell performances). Others artists and activities to be announced. More information coming soon.Interestingly, it looks like Tribe will play three “Wave Spell” sets in addition to three full, two-set shows at their new festival.  If the band’s two Wave Spell releases—which both dropped earlier this year—are any indication, these three sets will be entirely improvised.As STS9 explained in January, “Wave Spell is STS9 in its rawest form. Where we don’t talk about what we want to play, we just try and tap in to the moment and let the music happen. It’s a conversation where we speak solely with our instruments. A time where we’re completely free to explore.”While Wave Spell Live comes as a big surprise, the event won’t mark STS9’s first foray into the festival production arena. Back in 2007, the group hosted their own Re:Generation Festival at Deerfields in North Carolina, and another edition was held at Oregon’s Horning’s Hideout in 2011. A third Re:Generation was planned for 2012, but the event was canceled one month before it was set to take place.You can also take a look at Erik Kabik‘s photos from STS9’s Las Vegas run below.STS9 | Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV | 5/6/18 | Photos: Erik Kabik Photo: Erik Kabik Photo: Erik Kabikcenter_img Photo: Erik Kabik Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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‘There are still things to be done, but Haiti has improved a great deal.’

first_img Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: I have been on other missions, where the environment is different. For example, in the Middle East that problem isn’t going to be resolved because Syria, or Israel, or Egypt have their governmental structures and their economic structures. The problem is a different one. One is going to achieve a certain easing of tensions among the parties. And with that easing of tensions, the military objective is then fulfilled. Here the goal has been met, but there were others that extend beyond the military part, that are the ones about which one would say, “if that were achieved, then we would be done.” Haiti will not need a United Nations mission again, which would be the goal of all of us who participate. In one way or the other that is what we hope for, isn’t it? To leave the problem resolved. Diálogo: Has peace been restored to Haiti? One of the Argentine Air Force’s mobile military hospitals has been in Haiti since January of 2010, after the devastating earthquake that shook the country. In the days following the earthquake, there were more than 15,000 people who were potential patients for the hospital, due to new contingents that were arriving or increasing. To talk about this and other humanitarian aid initiatives provided by Argentina to other countries, Diálogo spoke with Lieutenant General Luis María Carena, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Argentine Armed Forces, during the 4th Annual South America Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2014) held in Santiago, Chile from August 11–14. Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: To a much larger degree than before. Today one sees a peaceful Haiti. Of course, that doesn’t mean that gunshots are no longer heard. Of course they are; periodically one hears shooting, since there is a part of the population that is violent and armed; that is true. But fortunately, now there are no groups that control zones of Haiti, that have territories, as there were before. Are there some violent groups? Yes, there are violent groups. Do they have weapons? Yes, they have weapons, but there is no state of quasi-civil war, nor anything similar. It’s pretty tranquil and friendly. Diálogo: Are there other countries where the Argentine Armed Forces are present on peace missions? Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: There may not be any super hospitals to be seen, but what can be seen are hospitals in operation, routes in certain conditions… Much is still lacking, but when compared to 2004, it is much better. Back around 2004, it was horrific, the poverty and the number of malnourished children, who didn’t eat. Malnourished children… I’m not saying that they no longer exist, but now it’s an exception to see a malnourished child. Before, it was massive; there were several per block. The situation is much better, although there still is a lot lacking, quite a lot. What the peace missions do not do is bring economic development; that is no longer a military issue. If there were more sources of work, that would be the ideal accompaniment to say “the situation in Haiti is changing for good, it will never go back,” but, well, that issue is not a military one. One realizes that is the part that’s missing. The State improved, as did the Police. The country is more orderly, but it is still lacking economic development; the shortage of jobs is evident. It would be good if people could earn money and thus live better, wouldn’t it? Diálogo: And as far as other peace missions? Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: Well, in Haiti there is the battalion that is in Gonaïves, that fulfills functions that are more security-related. Right now the hospital is in Puerto Príncipe and it is being relocated to another area near the capital. There is also an air group composed of two helicopters that provide support for troop movements and work on rescue efforts. They collaborate on a number of tasks. The mission in Haiti is one of the most complicated peace missions due to its environment and to the country’s fundamental situation. I think that in these ten years that the mission has lasted, much has improved. There is still more yet to be done, but things have improved a great deal. Diálogo: How? Diálogo: Could you tell us about the hospital model used in Haiti? What other examples can you give us?center_img Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: Yes. We have a complete battalion in Cyprus, and there is also the one that we have together with Chile. The southern ones are two battalions with naval and air components. We are assuming that in this coming year and the next one we will be finalizing this mission in Haiti. We hope that will be the case. Options are being studied in Africa and in those places that are currently a bit complicated and that surely… There are several countries that need help. But always within the framework of what the United Nations resolves when an agreement is reached and also, logically, to the degree that we can, because it is one thing to have a battalion when we are six thousand kilometers away, and it’s another thing to go to the middle of Africa; we have eight thousand kilometers of water and three thousand of land to get to where the battalion is. It’s a topic that needs to be studied militarily; it needs to be dealt with. It has a different logistical and human complexity as well, doesn’t it? If I have a problem with somebody in Haiti, in hours I can have that person in Buenos Aires, or that person can be sent to the United States. However, if I’m in Mali, the situation would be different. It’s not a question of saying “tomorrow I’ll go to Sudan,” and then afterwards, what do I do with eight hundred or a thousand men in Sudan? It’s not a trivial issue. Going to those places has its military complexity. There also needs to be a political agreement. Diálogo: General, to wrap up, what is currently the main challenge for the Argentine Armed Forces? Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: If we manage to get the Haitian authorities to hold elections for Congress this year and for the presidency next year, then the president would take power with a Congress. That would be a very important step for Haiti as a nation, to have the ability to organize themselves politically and legally. I think that would establish the conditions needed to make favorable progress. I also think that after these ten years, the military part of the mission is coming to its end. I’m not saying that all of the problems have been resolved, but I maintain that elections for Congress and the new president would be a sort of final stage in the process. After that it would be necessary to determine the exact appropriate moment to withdraw the troops. Nevertheless, Haiti is reorganizing its institutions, and that is work that takes time. Diálogo: Have there been improvements, in comparison to 2004? By Dialogo August 29, 2014 Lieutenant General Luis María Carena: I think that the history of humanity says that there is a constant activity that is called war… Since there have been writings, from what can be read in hieroglyphics… there were always wars. So I think that the concept of State is indivisible from the concept of monopoly of force. The Armed Forces exist because the State keeps the monopoly of force for itself. On a side note, I don’t think that we have a military conflict with any of our neighbors. The circumstances are not those necessary politically, economically, or socially for that to happen. But any State requires the support of the armed forces to exist. And the monopoly of force is called “armed forces.” That’s why we are in the Constitution. It seems that the authors of the Constitution knew something about what goes along with founding a country; they said that the Argentine Republic’s Armed Forces were Argentina’s Navy, Air Force, and Army. That’s why we are institutions that are present in the Constitution. It’s not that we’re in just any old book, no. We are constitutional institutions, given that we form part of the State to create order in society, and within this social ordering lies appropriating and keeping the monopoly of force. It’s something intrinsic, characteristic of the State.last_img read more

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Community Credit Unions: Time to assemble ‘advocacy army,’ says Nussle

first_imgCalling on the more than 6,000 U.S. credit union CEOs, the tens of thousands of board members, credit union staff members, credit union service organizations and their staffs, and the more-than 100 million credit union members nationwide, Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO said Thursday that it’s time for the movement to marshal a credit union advocacy army.In his remarks at the CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference, Nussle said that the movement can maximize its success at both the federal and state levels if they bring every possible credit union voice to the table.“It’s an advocacy army that we need to create in order to change the game,” Nussle said, adding that the movement must come together “if we’re going to be successful in removing barriers between us and our membership so that we can serve even more and grow.”The conference is being held jointly with the National Federation of Community Development Credit Union’s annual meeting. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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WHO updates rules to prevent spread of disease

first_imgMay 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Member countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday approved the first major revision of the WHO’s rules to prevent the international spread of diseases in decades.The new version of the International Health Regulations reflects lessons learned over the past 30 years and especially the world’s experience with SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2003 and avian influenza in the past 2 years, the WHO said yesterday.”The new regulations bring disease control into the twenty-first century,” Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, WHO assistant director-general in charge of communicable diseases, stated in a WHO news release. “With this framework, we can now support the work of countries in controlling outbreaks more effectively. The regulations provide WHO with new, clearly defined roles and responsibilities as we help countries to respond to disease outbreaks.”The new regulations, which take effect 2 years from now, were approved by the World Health Assembly yesterday in Geneva. The rules require member countries to have or develop specific capabilities to identify and respond to public health emergencies of international concern and to take routine preventive measures at ports, airports, and border stations.”Every country already has some of these capacities but almost no country has a perfect system,” said Dr Max Hardiman of WHO, who coordinated the revision of the regulations. “The new regulations set clear standards and will help countries to identify where their disease surveillance and response must improve.”The WHO originally adopted what were then called the International Sanitary Regulations in 1951; they were renamed in 1969 and modified in 1973 and 1981. The rules were originally designed to help monitor and control six serious infectious diseases: cholera, plague, yellow fever, smallpox, relapsing fever, and typhus.”The new rules will govern a broader range of public health emergencies of international concern, including emerging diseases,” the WHO said.The rules include a list of diseases that must be reported to the WHO, such as smallpox, polio, and SARS, along with guidelines to help countries decide whether other outbreaks or threats are of international concern. Under the existing regulations, only cholera, plague, and yellow fever must be reported to the WHO.The regulations also address the “natural occurrence, accidental release or deliberate use of biological and chemical agents or radionuclear material,” according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report published yesterday.WHO officials have said the revised rules largely reflect existing informal procedures that have been developed in recent years, the AFP report said.Dr Guenael Rodier, WHO director of communicable disease surveillance and response, commented in the news release, “The existing regulations were written for a very different world from the one we live in today. Air travel was a luxury and the movement of goods and people around the world was relatively slow. Today, travel and trade have expanded far beyond what was envisaged under the original regulations. The new rules respond to a globalized, 24-hour world in which a disease outbreak in one country can rapidly move around the world.”The revision of the regulations has taken several years and “an enormous amount of work” by all 192 member countries of the WHO, the agency said. The project was capped by several long sessions of a working group chaired by Ambassador Mary Whelan of Ireland.See also:May 23 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr_wha03/en/index.htmlWHO International Health Regulations pagehttp://www.who.int/csr/ihr/en/Full text of regulations (60 pages)https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA58/A58_55-en.pdflast_img read more

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