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  • 'Free Tommy Robinson’ march in London (June 10. 2018)

    06/10/2018 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The demonstration calling for the release of Tommy Robinson took place a few hours ago. The BBC decided not to mention it but the Independent which earlier took legal action to have the gag order on the arrest, covered it in the way all media covers strike action or demonstrations. Far-right activists stage violent protest calling for Tommy Robinson to be freedGeert Wilders joins ‘free Tommy Robinson’ march in London  Supporters of Tommy Robinson have gathered in London in solidarity with the activist, who last month was jailed for contempt of court. Robinson, who founded the English Defence League, was...
  • Another truck slams into parked Department of Transportation vehicle

    05/04/2018 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Olean Times Herald ^ | February 13, 2018 | Tom Dinki
    HINSDALE — For the second time in just over a month, a tractor-trailer-type vehicle collided with a parked New York State Department of Transportation vehicle on Interstate 86. Both drivers involved in the two-vehicle accident were injured, said Hinsdale First Assistant Fire Chief Greg Church. The incident was reported at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday after a northbound box truck rear-ended a state DOT dump truck a few miles before Exit 27. “They were patching the road,” Church said of state DOT crew. “They had a truck with a lighted arrow and work zone signs up, but for some reason he didn’t...
  • State Legislature pushes automated safety vehicles at PennDOT, turnpike maintenance sites

    03/19/2018 3:03:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ed Blazina
    It sounds like an oxymoron, but the state Legislature is taking action to help reduce the risk in one of the more dangerous jobs in road maintenance: driving the safety truck. The trucks are fitted with a warning arrow and a crash barrier on the rear. They are driven slowly to provide protection behind crews cutting grass and painting lines. About once a month, one of these truck drivers is injured when a motorist strikes the vehicle. To address that situation and others, the state House passed a bill last week to allow autonomous versions of the vehicle, known as...
  • Construction worker killed on turnpike in Franklin County

    11/28/2017 1:57:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WITF ^ | October 10, 2017 | Staff Report, Chambersburg Public Opinion
    (Spring Run) -- A construction worker was killed when his backhoe was struck by a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township at 4:15 a.m. Oct. 10, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Newville. Police said Robert W. Marchetti, 63, of Drums, was driving the backhoe loader from the median to the south berm, at mile marker 197.4 between the Willow Hill and Blue Mountain interchanges, when the rear bucket was struck by a 2007 Volkswagen traveling east in the left lane. The driver of the car, Peter J. Awadallah, 21, of Jackson, N.J., and a passenger, were both...
  • Hamburg Airport Stops Flights After Toxin Injures Dozens

    02/12/2017 5:21:57 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | AP
    BERLIN — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said. "We have cancelled all flight at least until 2 p.m. (1300GMT) and most parts of the airport have been evacuated," she said.
  • Accidents create need for changes at Gurnee tollway exit

    01/28/2017 10:15:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | January 23, 2017 | Bob Susnjara
    Bill Bertram frequently felt uneasy as cars whizzed past while he waited in traffic to reach the Tri-State Tollway's Grand Avenue exit ramp in Gurnee in the months after a $19.4 million reconstruction project was completed in 2015. Thoughts of being a sitting duck for a rear-end crash crossed his mind. Still, the 59-year-old Round Lake Beach resident said, driving north on the tollway to the westbound exit ramp was the most efficient option to head home from his Evanston job. On Nov. 16, at about 5:15 p.m., the rear-end crash he worried about happened. Bertram was stuck in a...
  • Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks

    03/25/2016 6:41:07 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    WTKR.com ^ | March 25, 2016
    Two Americans confirmed to be victims in Brussels attacks Posted 7:13 am, March 25, 2016, by CNN Wire This was the news the family of Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski hoped would never come. The siblings were in the Delta ticket line at the Brussels Airport to check in for their flight to New York. Alexander was talking to his mother on the phone when the line went dead. They haven’t been heard from since. Nearly three agonizing days later, word came from Belgian authorities at Astrid Hospital in Brussels. It was a list of the remaining victims who were still...
  • Gates: White House 'should go look in the mirror'

    01/13/2014 5:22:14 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed back against critics who suggested he should have sat on his memoir about his years in the Obama administration, insisting his tell-all is not a “betrayal” of Obama. In an interview with Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric, Gates insisted he did not have an “adversarial relationship” with Obama and that he has a “lot of admiration” for the president. But the former defense secretary, who also worked for President George W. Bush, did not mince words about Obama’s current and former top aides, who have slammed Gates’ account as being self-serving and driven...
  • Army stats show that women are injured twice as often as men in combat training

    08/26/2015 11:50:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Female soldiers suffered double the rate of injuries compared with male colleagues in Army combat training, including jobs in field artillery and repairing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The startling statistics come from Army studies obtained by the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), a research group that opposes what the Obama administration is expected to do by year’s end: put women in the direct land combat in infantry, armor, artillery and special operations units. Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, who completed his four-year stint as Army chief of staff, said earlier this month that he already has decided to open all artillery...
  • Preliminary findings show Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van

    04/30/2015 12:36:40 PM PDT · by magellan · 129 replies
    WJLA ABC 7 ^ | April 30 2015 | Brad Bell
    An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • EDITORIAL: Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard

    10/14/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    <p>Going to school these days isn’t what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they’re ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.</p>
  • US urges ‘both sides’ to avoid civilian casualties; injuries in Sderot, Beersheba

    07/11/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/11/4 | Ricky Ben-David, Lazar Berman and Haviv Rettig
    Four days into Operation Protective Edge, over 400 rockets have been fired at Israel, and several Israelis were injured during Friday, even as Iron Dome intercepted most rockets heading into residential areas. The Israeli Air Force has carried out over 1,000 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip; Palestinian reports say at least 100 Palestinians have been killed. Prime Minister Netanyahu says all Gaza casualties are the fault and responsibility of Hamas, which uses Gazans as human shields while Israel does its best to avoid hitting civilians. Netanyahu also says the operation will continue until longterm calm is guaranteed for Israel’s citizens....
  • Abortionist Injures Two Women in Botched Abortions on the Same Day

    06/12/2014 12:29:44 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 6/9/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An ambulance as called to the Venice Women’s Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida, last week to transport an abortion patient to the hospital for emergency care. The patient, who was described as a Caucasian woman in her early 30′s, was removed from the abortion clinic completely covered with a blanket on June 3, 2014. Pro-life activists who witnessed the incident told Operation Rescue that one of the emergency medical technicians who responded to the abortion business’ call for emergency assistance indicated that the patient was going to be “okay.” azima“Certainly there are degrees of ‘okay’ and this doesn’t negate...
  • Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

    11/30/2013 12:18:32 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 November 2013
    A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civilian pilot. Police have not confirmed whether anyone has died but 32 people have been taken to local hospitals. It is not known how many people are still trapped inside the pub. A senior fire officer said they had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but the building was unsafe and...
  • Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries

    10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 10/5/13 | Justin Jouvenal and Mark Berman,
    A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police. The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman. The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.
  • Prosecution witness: Zimmerman's injuries 'insignificant'

    07/02/2013 1:56:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 120 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-2-2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A medical examiner testified that George Zimmerman's injuries were "insignificant" and could have been the result of a single blow as prosecutors continued to make their case that the neighborhood watch volunteer was not simply defending himself when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Dr. Valerie Rao, who was called by the prosecution to provide her assessment of Zimmerman's injuries based on photos, cast doubt on Zimmerman's claim his head was repeatedly bashed against the pavement as he fought with Martin in the Feb. 26, 2012 incident. "The injuries are so minor that the word slam implies great force," Rao said...
  • Injuries As French Embassy Attacked In Libya

    04/22/2013 11:25:08 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday 23 April 2013
    The French embassy in Libya has been attacked and two guards have been injured. The attack took place in the country's capital, Tripoli. "There was an attack on the embassy. We think it was a booby-trapped car," the official told Reuters. "There was a lot of damage and there are two guards wounded." A Libyan source said the blast caused serious damage to the building.
  • Column: Could football end up killing itself?

    02/02/2013 9:41:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 6:55 PM EST | Tim Dahlberg
    On Sunday perhaps the biggest audience ever to see a Super Bowl will gather in front of televisions for parties of their own. The game has become America’s unofficial national holiday, its tradition of chip eating, beer drinking and commercial watching as deeply ingrained in the country’s fabric as turkey and stuffing. We celebrate the game even as it takes a brutal toll on those who play it. Football is a hurt business, and the biggest cheers on Sunday will be for those who deliver the biggest hits. … It’s hard to comprehend, and it may be the ultimate paradox....
  • Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder

    11/14/2012 5:45:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder 13 Nov 2012 Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. New Recognition of What Traumatic Brain Injury Can Mean for Veterans' Vision In a study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., researchers found that vision problems in veterans with mild TBI...