DONEGAL FARMER CRUSHED TO DEATH IN FREAK ACCIDENT

first_imgAn elderly farmer was killed in a freak accident at his farm yesterday.Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the accident.The farmer, 79, was working on his farm at Moville, on the Inishowen Peninsula when the accident happened.It is understood his tractor rolled back and crushed him against a concrete wall. The man, named locally as Patrick Crumlish, was believed to be unhitching a trailer in the townland of Glenagivney at around 5.25pm.He had just stepped out of the tractor to unhitch the trailer at the back when the tractor rolled back and struck him.Mr Crumlish was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.His remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where an examination was performed on his remains. The Health and Safety Authority as well as the Gardai have also carried out a full investigation into the incident.Locals are shocked by Mr Crumlish’s tragic death.His remains are expected to leave Letterkenny Hospital today for removal to his home for burial.Mr Crumlish is survived by his wife Peggy.Local county councillor Martin Farren, fmor Moville, paid tribute to the late Mr Crumlish, who was known locally as ‘Packie.’ “He was a very quiet, unassuming but hard working man who will be sadly missed.“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and extended family at this tragic time,” he said.DONEGAL FARMER CRUSHED TO DEATH IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: April 20th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:deathdonegalfarmerGardaiInishowenmovillelast_img read more

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QPR fans welcome news of duo’s return

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter have largely welcomed news that Darnell Furlong and Michael Doughty are set to return.West London Sport revealed on Wednesday that Rangers plan to exercise options in both season-long loan deals enabling them to recall the youngsters from Swindon Town next month.Many R’s supporters believe right-back Furlong and midfielder Doughty will improve the squad.Ah wow that’s great news… https://t.co/lag8Oyi610— angela b (@angeleyesqpr) December 21, 2016Best thing I’ve heard all year #qpr https://t.co/JWGB4ewrKS— Conor (@conorbarz88) December 21, [email protected] this is good news! 👍🏻— Dale H (@DaleH_21) December 21, [email protected] @WestLondonSport Doughty and Furlong are good enough for this team!— Alan Knight (@californiahoop) December 21, 2016great news https://t.co/gu3EKwQbOF— Joe (@QPR_Joseph) December 21, 2016Good news👍🏻 https://t.co/UCSNZSx0nK— Tommy Allen (@TommyAllen_98) December 21, 2016Start them both 👌 https://t.co/AIMd5Q61n6— AshleyQPRShaw (@BrightsideShaw) December 21, [email protected] @TBATW_ both walk into the match day squad for me. Attitude alone will put them up for consideration. Good move I reckon— AJ (@Forbsie19) December 21, 2016 See also:QPR keen for Furlong to sign new contract  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 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 What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Takeaways from Warriors’ pre-season loss to Lakers in Las Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Just like he did in Game 3 of the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals, Kevin Durant nailed a 3-pointer over LeBron James.The context was different, though. It was not a dagger shot. It also took place during the Warriors’ 123-113 pre-season loss to the Lakers on Wednesday. Hence, James shot down any comparisons between the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchups in the past four years and Wednesday’s pre-season game.“It’s exactly the same,” James sarcastically said. “Preseason games vs. The …last_img read more

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2016 Ohio FFA Convention Session 2 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net student reporters cover the highlights of Session #2 of the 2016 Ohio FFA State Convention.last_img

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 28, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Clouds and lingering showers can be found in far eastern parts of Ohio to start the day this morning, but generally, we should be seeing mostly sunny skies and a nice batch of drying over the rest of the state. In fact, Dry weather is here for the next 3 and a half days to almost 4 days! We see nothing but sunshine and blue skies today through most of Sunday. Temperatures will be climbing. We expect temperatures to be in the lower 80s today, mid 80s tomorrow and a range of 88-95 for the weekend, with Saturday being the hottest day. A large part of the state will see 90+ temps on Saturday. The map at right shows those high temperatures across Ohio for Saturday. With humidity values trying to increase, the heat index values will be climbing as well.Now, fortunately, growing crops could care less about heat indices. While it will be hot, we need to stress that actual air temps are not going to really be all that excessive. These temps are going to be a good 5-7 degrees above normal for this time of year, but after all, it is summer, and we have been cooler than normal the past several days.Scattered showers move into NW Ohio Sunday evening, and spread south and east from there through the overnight hours Sunday night and into Monday.  Rain totals can be anywhere from .1”-.5” with coverage at 60%. Rains should wind down by Monday afternoon at the latest. We see mixed clouds and sun for both Tuesday and Wednesday (Independence Day) of next week, but we can’t rule out a bit of scattered shower action. Tuesday it looks to mostly be south of I-70, and Wednesday it s just scattered about, with not more than 50% coverage. We do not think this is a big deal, but we can’t bring ourselves to wave the all clear flag. Temperatures for the Monday through Wednesday period will be generally in an 82-88 degree range.We are dry next Thursday through the following Monday. Temps to finish next week will be in the upper 80s to low 90s. This will promote strong drying once again. For the rest of the extended period, we have a few scattered showers with 40% coverage for the 10th, rain totals of no more than .4”, and then we are dry again for Wednesday the 11th through the morning of the 12th. The only strong front in our forecast this morning comes late in the 11-16 day window, crossing from Thursday afternoon the 12th through Friday the 13th (yes…Friday the 13th!). That front has potential for half to 1.5” rains with coverage at 90% of the state. We swing back dry with strong high pressure building in for the 14th forward.So, a general summary of this forecast runs similar to what we have been hinting at over the past few days. The pattern is getting warmer, yes. But a bigger story will be precipitation shutting off. Initially, that will make many folks happy, as we have see excessive rains over the past couple of weeks. However, soil conditions may change quickly, with maximum evaporation and high temps. This makes us concerned that we may start to hear complaints about moisture and “needing a rain” as soon as mid to late week next week. Time will tell, but if we have gotten used to ample moisture to this point…we likely are going to be in for a rude awakening. We are not calling for instantaneous drought or immediate crop problems…but rain timing will take on much more of a premium in our discussions going forward.last_img read more

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1918 World Series key in US love affair with national anthem

first_imgOn a recent day at Wrigley, fans stood as one for the anthem.“It still sends a chill down my back,” said 90-year-old Victor Holliday of Champaign, Illinois, his time as a Marine during World War II written right there on his red cap.The respect for the song was not lost on his son, who recalled the Vietnam war era when the anthem was not always warmly received.“It changed radically after 9/11,” said Shawn Holliday, 58. “And even today, with so many differences in the country, so much division, I think we again are falling back for comfort on these kinds of symbols.”And if anyone did not show the proper respect for the song, others in the stadium were ready.“Come on, they can cool it for a minute and a half and put down their phones,” said Wayne Messmer, who has sung the anthem nearly 5,000 times over more than three decades of performing, most notably before Cubs games at Wrigley. “I will stare people down if they are talking when I’m singing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mike Trout to miss MLB all-star game with injury LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “There was no cheering during the contest, nor was there anything like the usual umpire baiting,” reported one Boston newspaper.Then, in the seventh inning, a band from the Navy training station north of Chicago started to play “The Star-Spangled Banner.”The song had been played before at major league games, from at least 1862 and on opening day in 1897, in Philadelphia, Thorn said. But this time, reported The New York Times, something happened that was “far different from any incident that has ever occurred in the history of baseball.”Players took off their caps as they faced a flag that fluttered atop a pole in right field as the 12-piece band began to play.All of them except Red Sox infielder Fred Thomas .ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “Certainly the outpouring of sentiment, enthusiasm, and patriotism at the 1918 World Series went a long way to making the (song) the national anthem,” said John Thorn, Major League Baseball’s official historian.On Sept. 5, 1918, newspapers were dominated by news of World War I, including the latest American dead. In Chicago, one of the headlines read, “Chicagoans on the List,” and it was a particularly harrowing moment in the city for another reason: Someone, possibly self-proclaimed anarchists and labor activists, had the day before tossed a bomb into a downtown federal building and post office, killing four people and injuring dozens more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe World Series was in town, with the Cubs hosting Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago games were played at Comiskey Park, the home of the White Sox, instead of their new home at Wrigley Field, what was called Weeghman Park at the time, because it held more fans. But in a city jittery over the bombing and weary from the war, Game 1 that day attracted fewer than 20,000 fans, the smallest World Series crowd in years.When they got there, they didn’t make much noise, though that could have had something to do with the 1-0 masterpiece Ruth was pitching — yes, pitching — for the Red Sox. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Thomas was in the Navy during the series — he played on the team fielded by the Great Lakes station that was also home to the band — but was granted furlough so he could play. When the Wisconsin native heard the music, “he turned toward the flag, kept his hat on and gave a military salute,” said Jim Leeke, author of “From the Dugouts to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War.”A few fans began to sing. Then others joined in “and when the final notes came, a great volume of melody rolled across the field,” the Times reported. And when it ended, “onlookers exploded into thunderous applause and rent the air with a cheer that marked the highest point of the day’s enthusiasm.” The Red Sox went on to win the game and the series, part of a Cubs’ championship drought that ended up lasting 108 years but was a mere decade old in 1918.Not everyone thought what happened was a big deal. Chicago sportswriter Ring Lardner mentioned it, but only as a punch line as he reported that Thomas had stood at attention three times during the game, once during the anthem and twice when the umpire was calling him out on strikes.The leader of the Navy band at the time was conductor and composer John Philip Sousa. He was not at the game, but had recently arranged the standardized version of the song that is still played today The 1918 World Series would have been one of the first times the band could test drive the new version, according to Mike Bayes, senior chief musician for the Navy Band in Washington.“It was a very important thing for him to put the anthem on a national stage in its new form,” Bayes said.It wasn’t until 1931 that Congress and President Herbert Hoover officially designated the song as the national anthem. Still, it was clear the song was on its way after that day in Chicago.For one thing, it was played when the series got back to Boston. And as one story goes, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee was so impressed with the way the song quieted rowdy fans that the next season that he ordered the band to play it while the flag was presented on the field.“It was a turning point and from then on it was played at all opening days and World Series games,” Leeke said.The song was played just on holidays or special occasions for years, in part because ballparks didn’t have the kind of sound systems they do today and owners were loath to pay for a band more than they had to. It wasn’t until the 1940s during World War II that major league teams started playing it every day. Ironically, Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley decided the song would be played only on major holidays and for special events.“Wrigley thought it cheapened the anthem to play it every day,” said Marc Ferris, author of “Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem.” In 1967, the Cubs put the song on the daily playlist, a patriotic gesture during yet another war, this one in Vietnam. In this April 10, 2017, photo, fans and players stand as they watch fireworks during the national anthem in the opening ceremonies during home opening ceremonies before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago. The anthem has been a standard part of U.S. sports games since World War II. Experts say Game 1 of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs helped pave the way. The song became the official national anthem in 1931. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — On Tuesday afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and “gentlemen” reminded to remove their caps for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fans who can recite the words as easily as the alphabet will sing or listen to the story of a flag that continued to wave throughout one of the most famous battles in American history.What they may not know is that Francis Scott Key, apparently better at lyrics than melody, put his description of the battle of Fort McHenry to an old English tune that had a lot less to do with patriotism than it did with booze and women. Or that this year marks the 100th season since the song was played for the first time at a World Series game — an event that helped cement it in the national consciousness and become the national anthem that is now simply assumed to be part of game day in American sports, from Little League to the Super Bowl to medal ceremonies at the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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ICC to compromise on Viru’s jersey issue

first_imgIn a respite for India opener Virender Sehwag, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it will be a little flexible on his jersey issue if it’s because of superstitions.The cricket’s governing body had raised objections to the Indian batsman playing during the World Cup opener against Bangladesh without a number on his jersey.Sehwag, in fact, has played all his matches since his return to the Indian team, without a jersey number. He is also known to carry a red handkerchief while batting.The ICC had raised the matter with the BCCI.last_img read more

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Sony Pictures Television SPT has recruited Wayne

first_imgSony Pictures Television (SPT) has recruited Wayne Garvie as its chief creative officer, the position vacated by Mike Morley. Garvie joins from All3Media and has been tasked with driving creative development across SPT’s network of joint venture companies and its production studios outside of Los Angeles and with turning locally developed properties into global formats.
Garvie enjoyed a successful spell as managing director for content and production at BBC Worldwide before his stint as managing director, international production, at All3Media. He will report to Andrea Wong, who was announced as SPT’s president, international production, late last year.She said, “Wayne’s creative leadership across international businesses and his pedigree in entertainment production need little introduction. I’m very excited to have him join us and drive our team to spark ideas and productions that will have international audiences riveted.”Garvie added, “Some things in life you can’t say no to. Working with Andrea, the great individuals and companies within the group and the ambition and size of Sony, all combine to offer a unique opportunity to create new global brands that entertain and inspire the world. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”SPT owns production companies in Russia, Germany, France, Lebanon, Egypt, Dubai and Miami. The business also operates joint venture production companies in the UK (Gogglebox Entertainment, Victory Television and Silver River), France (Starling), Netherlands (Tuvalu Media), Lean-M (Russia), Italy (Toro), China (Huaso), Brazil (Floresta), Colombia (Teleset) and the US (Embassy Row).last_img read more

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