News story: Near miss with workers at Dundee

first_imgThis item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this incident. See safety digest 11/2018.,At around 00:30 hrs on 10 July 2018, a train travelling at 72 mph (115 km/h) approached a gang working on a bridge approaching Dundee station. Two workers who were working on the bridge at the time were forced to move clear of the train with very little space available between the train and parapet. The train also struck a portable generator which had been left on the line.We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.last_img read more

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Middle School 4-Way CC Meet With Eagles, Bulldogs, Indians, & Shiners

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams hosted a four way meet with Batesville, Milan and Rising Sun on Thursday (8/31).The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd. The JCD boys’ team was incomplete.JCD B M RS MS CC (8-31)The Batesville Middle School boys won their Cross Country meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun on Thursday.  Ean Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Benjamin Moster, 2nd, Will Nuhring, 7th, Daren Smith, 8th, Vonley Hund, 9th, Aiden Geers, 10th, Lyle Oesterling, 12th, Cole Pride, 13th, Carter Walsman, 14th, Cayden Pohlman, 16th, Tacoma Nicholas, 18th, and Tyler Bedel, 19th.The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun. Lily Pinckley won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Ava Hanson, 3rd, Sophie Myers, 4th, Sarah Ripperger, 5th, Katie Olsen, 7th, Maria Lopez, 8th, Jada Day, 9th, Lily Meyer, 13th, Kaylin Hinners, 15th, Madelyn Pohlman, 16th, Alyssa Linville, 17th, and Josie Meyer, 18th. Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold and Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

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RESULT: Nanyondo finishes 11th in Doha 1500 final

first_imgIt was an emphatic win for Hassan, the fastest woman over 1,500m this season who also set a world record for the mile in Monaco in July.Hassan had startled many at the start of the championships after her win in the 10,000m, showing a devastating turn of speed over the closing laps to take gold.However she found herself at the eye of storm on Tuesday when news of Salazar’s four-year suspension for doping violations at the Nike Oregon Project, where Hassan trains.Hassan later said in a statement she was “shocked” by the news, insisting her “conscience was clean” over working with the tainted coach.Salazar, 61, was suspended for a catalogue of drugs violations uncovered in a years-long investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).Hassan joined the Oregon Project in late 2016, shortly before an internal report by USADA detailing Salazar’s malpractice was leaked in early 2017.She earlier finished 4th in the 800m, winning $15,000 in a race won by teammate Halimah Nakaayi.****Ugandan teams YET TO RUN10,000 Metres – SUNDAYJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathon – TODAY midnightStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAIShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Nanyondo running the 800m earlier.RESULT 1500m final Nanyondo 11thPrizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | AFP | Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo finished 11th in the 1,500m final on the penultimate day of the  World Athletics Championships on Saturday.The gold medal was won by Sifan Hassan, who surged to her second gold medal of the World Championships.The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch runner romped home in a world leading championship record time of 3min 51.95sec to take gold, with 2017 champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya claiming silver and Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay bronze.It was Hassan’s second gold medal of the championships following her win in the 10,000m, making her the first woman to successfully double in the two events.  She shrugged off the doping controversy that has embroiled her banned coach Alberto Salazar.After taking her time at the back of the pack, Hassan hit the front towards the end of the first lap and was always in control at the Khalifa Stadium.Britain’s Laura Muir was on her shoulder at the bell but Hassan turned on the speed with around 250m to go to put clear daylight between her and the rest of the field, finishing around 20m ahead of Kipyegon.last_img read more

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Thurston County Food Bank Selected For $10,000 Grant From Walmart

first_imgIsaiah 58Big SpringTX$10,000 Laramie Soup KitchenLaramieWY$10,000 Mokuaikaua Food PantryKailua KonaHI$10,000 The Salvation Army of RockfordRockfordIL$10,000 Nonprofit NameCityStateGrant Amount Cover 3 FoundationFranklinVA$10,000 Joshua’s Eternal JourneyBethpageNY$10,000 Food & FriendsWashingtonDC$10,000center_img Thurston County Food BankOlympiaWA$10,000 Submitted by Thurston County Food BankBENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2012 – On the fourth day of its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $100,000 to 10 nonprofits, who were nominated with compelling stories of personal hardship that help to put a face on hunger in our communities. One of the winning organizations, Cover 3 Foundation, was founded in 2009 by Greg Scott who experienced hunger firsthand as a child. Scott started the foundation in his hometown to make a difference in children’s lives and it now provides free meals and snacks to thousands of children every day.Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 140 organizations across the country that are providing basic needs and services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Organizations receiving grants today are featured on Walmart’s Live Better tab on Facebook. The organizations serve communities in: Virginia, District of Columbia, South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming, Hawaii, West Virginia, Illinois, Washington and New York.“We received compelling stories of individuals going out of their way to volunteer time and resources, often as a way to give back to an organization that helped them during a time of need,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Through our grants we want to support the organizations around the country that have had a profound effect on their neighbors in need.”Walmart’s November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677 nominations from Facebook users who submitted descriptions of each nonprofit’s impact in its local community. Submissions were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from across the company and then a panel from the Walmart Foundation selected the winning organizations.The organizations being spotlighted today in the category of “Recognizing the Face of Hunger” include: Fountain of Life Outreach CenterFairmontWV$10,000 Helping Hand of Myrtle BeachMyrtle BeachSC$10,000 Facebook30Tweet0Pin0 About Philanthropy at Walmart Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.last_img read more

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Historical Association Looks Forward To 2018

first_imgBy Muriel J. SmithRED BANK – It was a combination of the “Greatest Show on Earth” and the 119th annual meeting of the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) as the association held its election of officers and learned more about some of the former amusement parks of Monmouth County last week at the Two River Theater.Taking her theme from local author and historian Rick Geffken’s presentation at the meeting, Linda Bricker, MCHA president, introduced herself as ringmaster for the evening and termed it a meeting of the “greatest, largest, private-est, nonprofit-est organization completely devoted to history in the entire state of New Jersey.” The theme even flowed through the cocktail hour preceding the meeting, which featured amusement park treats like hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy, setting the tone for both an entertaining and professional business get-together of local historians and friends.Bricker welcomed the crowd on behalf of the trustees of the organization and outlined both the achievements of the past year while hinting at the superlatives in store for the future of the MCHA.Bricker grew serious in tracing the association’s history from 1898, when a small group of residents incorporated to collect and preserve the history of Monmouth County, to the present, terming 2017, “an excellent year for the association.”She announced that interim director Charles H. Jones III will remain in the position through 2018, noting Jones’ family’s deep connection to both Monmouth County and the organization itself, in addition to his other qualifications for the position. In his brief tenure to date, Jones is credited with overseeing a new exhibition, overhauling the association website and developing a comprehensive program for future strategic planning.Bricker also highlighted the successful efforts during 2017 that have maximized the use of the Taylor-Butler House in Middletown, thanks to both donations and diligent volunteers; the facility is now available for rent for both holiday events and private parties. The front porch of the historic building, set in the heart of Middletown’s historic district, even served as the backdrop for a commercial shoot for a local car dealership and the house itself was the setting for the first Mistletoe, a holiday cocktail party that will become an annual fundraising event.The association will retain an outside consulting firm in 2018 to begin its search for a new director, Bricker said, and to determine the best direction for the association in the 21st century. “We will seek to partner our hopes and dreams for the organization with the potential for reasonable, sustainable and sound financial resources,” she said, adding, “We expect this strategic planning to be transformational and are very excited to begin.”Marketing chair Lisa Klem Wilson reported on a grant received from a Boonton advertising group which financed the overhaul of the association’s website so that monmouthhistory.org “reflects the work we have been doing.” eMuseum, a new mobile-friendly website, allows patrons to connect to MCHA collections, and view photos and graphics. eMuseum currently includes 389 items from portraits and paintings to drawings and furniture, according to interim director Jones. The furniture module, funded in part by grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission and the William T. Morris Foundation, currently offers 159 examples of association furniture holdings with another dozen and a half anticipated to be added this year. Since the inauguration of eMuseum in June, Jones said there have been 527 users from 38 states and nine foreign countries.During his report of the past year, Jones also noted that Tracking Sandy, the exhibit which opened on Super Storm Sandy’s fifth anniversary, has been well received. Completed with help from Melissa Ziobro, a professor at Monmouth University, and local designer Stan Cain, the contemporary exhibition continues to draw crowds with the possibility of it becoming a traveling exhibition in the future.Education chair Mary Ann LaSardo noted the association presented 84 trunk shows for schools and private groups in 2017 and hosted 400 guests at the biggest Fourth of July event yet.At the close of the business portion of the meeting, Bricker introduced Rick Geffken, renowned for his programs on Monmouth County history and a featured speaker for numerous organizations, and a retired Army officer and Vietnam veteran and contributor to the Two River Times.George Severini and Rick Geffken , co-authors of “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” were on hand at the MCHA annual meeting to discuss their book.The program was based on his latest book, “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore,” which he wrote with George Severini, who was also present for the meeting. Geffken gave insight into the popularity of three former amusement parks in Highlands, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Bright.He displayed videos and photography of the Atlantic Highlands Bayview Park on the waterfront in Atlantic Highlands in what is now a residential section, and the Red Clay Hill area where patrons could see the traveling 101 Ranch Wild West show at the beginning of the 20th century. The author also featured a brief history on the Bay Avenue merry-go-round on Bay Avenue, Highlands, and showed the importance of the steamship Mandalay to the industry. A passenger steamer that had a regular route between New York and Atlantic Highlands, the Mandalay brought hundreds of thousands of visitors to the amusement parks throughout the summer seasons.Both Geffken and Severini signed copies of their book and donated a portion of the proceeds of the sales to the association.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater Ski Team

first_imgTeam Whitewater did not look out of place at the 19th annual Whistler Cup held recently in the picturesque B.C. Ski City. The event has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing. With hundreds of young athletes from 25 countries, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures around the world. Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson was very pleased with the results of the local team saying, “we went there wanting to finish higher than our start number and we did.” Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week. Henderson (far right) is pictured with Linnea Sharelove (far left), Reece Walsh and Harper Henderson.last_img read more

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Leafs break camp, begin four game exhibition season Tuesday against Beaver Valley

first_imgEach team had a practice before being allowed to scrimmage in front of a team of some of the best hockey minds in Nelson.“Final decisions will be mine but I can’t give 47 players a good look so having another set of eyes is good,” Maida explained, looking to the likes of former Nelson co-coach Simon Wheeldon, Mario DiBella from the Kootenay Ice Major Midget coaching staff and Greg Andrusak, just to name a few of the evaluators, to help out.First up for Nelson defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks for a 7 p.m. puck drop.Wednesday the teams play game two of the series at the Hawks’ Nest in Fruitvale.Maida said fans would see a mix of veterans and rookies for the two games against the Nitehawks as Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen assess the players.Some of those rookies include goalie Adam Maida, forwards Nolan Percival and Matt MacDonald along with defencemen Justin Post and Cole Arcuri.After Wednesday’s game Maida plans to make another round of cuts before settling on the bulk of this coming season’s roster for the final two-preseason games Sunday in the Sunflower City and, at home, Tuesday, September 11 against Castlegar Rebels.The Leafs open the regular season schedule Friday, September 14 at home against Murdoch rival Castlegar.CAMP NOTES: Two grads of Nelson Minor Hockey — Adam DiBella and Isaac MacLeod — skated with the Leafs during the weekend. DiBella was preparing for junior A camp while MacLeod, fresh off winning the NCAA Division One Men’s title in the spring, is heading back to Boston College. . . .The Leafs traded defenceman Walker Sidoni to Beaver Valley prior to camp for forward Jacob Boyczuk. . . . No word on how many players in Junior A camps may be back in the Green and White sooner than later. Maida said its possible between one and five of players off last year’s squad that was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight season could be back. According to Leaf head coach Frank Maida Stage one of Training Camp 2012 is now complete after the team finished off three days on the ice Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Stage two begins Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena when the Leafs begin the four-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition schedule.“Camp went very well,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Monday.“We got to see a lot of players. Some of the players stepped it up during the weekend, made it difficult for the evaluators and made it to stage two of (training) camp.”A total of 47 players attended Nelson’s training camp beginning last week. The players, starting out with physicals, were divided into three teams.last_img read more

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FIFA advisers: ‘Danger’ for gay fans at World Cup in Russia

first_img“British and German fans’ groups have asked FIFA if they are OK to raise a rainbow flag inside the stadium,” Powar said. “FIFA has not really responded so far to say if this is something the security services will allow.”FIFA diversity head Federico Addiechi said he has seen no written request from fan groups on whether gay pride flags can be unfurled.“There’s nothing in the regulation from FIFA that prevents anyone from entering the stadiums with non-political messages,” Addiechi said.FARE has also has long-standing concerns about the reception black and ethnic minority fans will face around games in Russia.“Do go to the World Cup, but be cautious,” Powar said. “There are two elements to it — one towards people of color and other element is far-right nationalism. Far-right extremist groups have had around 300 people banned from attending the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT As fans prepare their trips after Friday’s World Cup draw, the FARE network said it will produce a guide spelling out the threats to be prepared for in Russia.“The guide will advise gay people to be cautious in any place which is not seen to be welcoming to the LGBT community,” FARE executive director Piara Powar said. “If you have gay fans walking down the street holding hands, will they face danger in doing so? That depends on which city they are in and the time of day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The guide will also include some detailed explanations of for example the actual situation of the LGBT community in Russia. It is not a crime to be gay but there is a law against the promotion of homosexuality to minors. Issues relating to the LGBT community are not part of the public discourse. Gay people have a place in Russia which is quite hidden and underground.”FARE, which monitors FIFA fixtures for discriminatory behavior, said it is unclear whether fans will be allowed to display rainbow flags inside stadiums. 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People walk past a huge poster promoting the upcoming soccer World Cup 2018 tournament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The World Cup will be played at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW — FIFA’s anti-discrimination advisers are warning gay soccer fans going to the 2018 World Cup in Russia that displays of affection could be met with an aggressive response from intolerant locals.Homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay sentiment remains strong and intensified after a law was introduced in 2013 prohibiting dissemination to minors of “propaganda” legitimizing homosexuality.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Spartak was also fined for discriminatory chants against fans from Russia’s North Caucasus in a domestic cup game last month.Anti-discrimination observers will be deployed at the June 14-July 15 World Cup where matches can bestopped or abandoned if racism persists after warnings inside stadiums.“The World Cup must be inclusive, respect human rights, must respect the rights of everyone including minorities,” Addiechi said. “We have the assurance from the Russian organizing committee and the Russian authorities that everyone will feel safe, comfortable and welcome in the country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: GLENFIN JUNIORS FACE TERMON IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT

first_imgLotto winning numbers for the 16/02/16 are 6-4-1-5-8-3-2-7.Geraldine McGinley and Martin & Shane O’Donnell get €30 each. Jackpot for 23/02/16 is €2750.Club Membership: The club are holding a registration night on Thursday the 2nd of March from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Anyone wishing to pay their membership can do so on that night. Adults €50.00. U18 €20.00Minor Board:Under age training: Wednesday U8 6.00pm- 7.00pm and U10 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm.2016 Gaeltacht                                                                                                                                        Juniors are playing Termon at home this Saturday at 3.00pm.Ladies:  Minor Training Wednesday 8pm to 9pm.Handball:  Good luck to all our Hand-ballers who are representing Donegal in the Ulster Hand ball competition this Sunday the 21st in Belfast.Handball training for all National schools on Monday nights from 6.30pm to 8.00pmAnnual presentation night this Saturday the 20th of February at 9.00pm in Harking’s Brocagh. Tickets are €15.00 each which includes Buffet and music. 2015 Donegal Year Books are still available at €10 each.GAA NEWS: GLENFIN JUNIORS FACE TERMON IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: February 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:GAAglenfinSportlast_img read more

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