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Texas teenager dies after he’s mauled by three dogs

first_imgMattGush/iStock(IRVING, Texas) — A 16-year-old has died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three dogs in the early hours of Saturday morning in Irving, Texas.Police were responding to a call regarding a “suspicious circumstance” around 4:45 a.m. when officers discovered the teenage boy being mauled in the backyard of a residence. In an attempt to save the boy, the officers then jumped the fence and attempted to get in between the boy and the dogs, according to a police statement.The three dogs then turned their sights on the officers. One officer was bitten before they started firing their weapons at the animals.One of the dogs was shot and later had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries, and the other two were captured and taken to the Irving Animal Shelter, police said.The 16-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.The Irving Police Department said in a statement that the dogs were secure in their own backyard and the boy who was mauled did not live there.The officer who was bitten was treated and released.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Texans grant J.J. Watt’s request to be released

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(HOUSTON) — J.J. Watt’s request to be released from the Houston Texans has been granted, the team and defensive end announced on Friday.In a video posted to Twitter, Watt said he “sat down with the McNair family and I have asked them for my release and we have mutually agreed to part ways at this time.” February 12, 2021 /Sports News – National Texans grant J.J. Watt’s request to be released Written by Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me… pic.twitter.com/YqT3P6Lb6l— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 12, 2021His departure comes 10 years after he was drafted by the Texans in 2011. During that time, Watt won three NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards (2012, 2014 and 2015) and became Houston’s all-time sacks leader.“Change is never easy, especially when it involves the ones you love,” Texans Chair and CEO Cal McNair said in a statement. “J.J.’s impact on not only our organization, but the entire Houston community, is unlike any player in our franchise’s history.”“I told J.J. earlier this week that we will forever consider him a Texan. We take solace in knowing that this is not a goodbye but a ‘see you soon.’ For now, we will build upon the foundation that J.J. created here and forge ahead with our unwavering mission to bring a championship to our city, create memorable experiences for our fans and do great things for Houston,” the CEO continued.In his video message, Watt said he’s “excited and looking forward to a new opportunity, and I’ve been working extremely hard. But at the same time, it is always tough to move on.”“And I just want you guys to know that I love you. I appreciate you. I appreciate the McNair family for drafting me and giving me my first opportunity in the NFL. Thank you, Houston. I love you,” the 31-year-old concluded. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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More powerful than heroin

first_imgDear Editor:Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl.  The drug Fentanyl can be from 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, making the risk of a fatal overdose much higher. Drug dealers have been using this drug to increase the potency of their heroin at a lower cost. Now more than ever it is essential to get those you know who are addicted into treatment. Having a relationship with a person who has an addiction to opiates is often stressful. Although you just want to help the addicted person, they many times fight against you as if you were the enemy.Addicts can be very difficult to get into treatment and it is important to ask for help when you need it. There are professionals who can help you handle your loved one before it is too late.Do not be surprised if your loved accuses you of contributing to their addiction. Hear them out and take their words into consideration but at the end of the day realize getting them sober and continuing to live is the most important thing.Fentanyl has made the risks of being a heroin addict even higher than it already was. Get yourself educated. If one of your loved one is struggling with addiction, get them into treatment. Don’t wait until it is too late.There are many different approaches to the challenge of how to help addicts. For free information, visit  http://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/fentanyl-laced-heroin-worsening-overdose-crisis.html or call 1 800-431-1754 to get help for your loved ones.Ray Clausonlast_img read more

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Gale Leaves Major Erosion of Ocean City Beaches

first_img The beach shows about another foot or two of the same wooden groin just three weeks later on Oct. 4, 2015. A handheld GPS showed a journey of 281 yards from the bulkhead to the water’s edge at 58th Street a little more than a week ago. The same trip on Sunday at low tide measured just 211 yards.Because tides and waves are so fluid, it’s hard to make comparisons from day to day. And beaches eroded by storms often regenerate — with sand that had been pulled into the surf zone pushed back onto the beaches over time. But when the storm subsides, it seems almost certain that Ocean City’s beaches will be much lesser.The Army Corps of Engineers had just completed the Ocean City portion (between 37th and 59th streets) of a $57 million project to rebuild beaches and dunes on Tuesday (Sept. 29) during a brief lull in the northeast gale. Less than a week later, much of the sand is gone.The beach at 57th Street on Sunday, Oct. 4.But the rebuilt beaches achieved their purpose: to protect property at a place where the ocean met the bay during Superstorm Sandy. At low tide on Sunday morning, the beaches still appeared high and wide (211 yards at 58th Street), and the ocean waves had not diminished the new dune line that runs the length of the project area.The powerful winds, however, seemed to be scouring sand from the top of the dunes, which have not yet been planted with dune grass.At the northern end of the island — where a beach replenishment project is scheduled to begin later this month between Seaspray Road and 15th street — the waves are carving into protective dunes at several different beaches. News sections of jetty, outfall pipes and wooden groins are exposed on the eroded beaches.The widest and healthiest beaches between 20th and 50th streets appear to be weathering the gale well. A wooden groin on the beach at 11th Street is slightly exposed during the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sept. 13, 2015.center_img A northeast gale continues to blow, but a tour on Sunday morning at low tide reveals the substantial erosion that already has occurred across the length of Ocean City’s beaches. The relentless northeast swell continues to carve into the dunes between Fourth and Sixth streets in Ocean City, NJ.See slide show above for images from different parts of the island.Ocean City has been wedged between two weather systems spinning in opposite directions, and the resulting powerful northeast winds have lasted for about two weeks and intensified over the past four days.The gale has generated stormy surf that has pushed water into the back bays and caused street flooding and the highest tides of the past two years. (Read more: Northeast Gale Continues to Flood Ocean City)But the greatest impact on Ocean City has been on the beaches and dunes, which have lost a lot of sand to the pounding surf.With the waves and tides still high, it’s hard to tell exactly what the impact of the storm will be. But one measure might be an old wooden groin that was slightly exposed just three weeks ago. On Sunday morning, it appeared that the beach had lost more than a foot of elevation — with that much more of the groin showing.last_img read more

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News story: Successful workshop on allergen detection in spices organised by GC

first_img Very informative and enjoyable. Always good to have access to a large pool of experts. Confidentnow to use melt curve analysis in future A joint Defra, FSA, FSS and Government Chemist workshop was held at LGC on 28 February 2018. The event focused on the detection of allergens in spices and herbs using a multi-discipline approach. The workshop was attended by over 20 delegates from Public Analyst laboratories, industry and regulating bodies.The event was organised by the Government Chemist team as part of a cross government (BEIS, FSA, FSS and Defra) knowledge transfer project that will deliver knowledge from government programmes to stakeholders to help enforce current regulations and prevent future disputes. By pooling funds from each of the four government departments, knowledge transfer events can be planned and coordinated according to priorities received directly from the stakeholder community delivering greater impact.The workshop was opened with a talk by Dr Chun-Han Chan from the FSA’s Allergen team and followed by Greg Corbishley from Barts Spices, who gave the industry perspective into the challenges posed for manufactures by cross contamination. There were also three sessions covering the complementary techniques developed in response to the cumin and paprika cases in 2015. Malvinder Singh (LGC) talked about the immunoassay tests which initially detected allergenic contamination (initially believed to be almond) in cumin and the subsequent preparation of reference materials needed for further investigation. Chistopher Hopley (LGC) gave an overview of mass spectrometry and expanded on methods developed for the detection of close species. Timothy Wilkes (LGC) talked about the real-time PCR and melting curve approaches used for these cases. These sessions provided practical information required to enable participants to carry out or commission similar analytical tests . Michael Walker, from the GC team, provided a final overview on result interpretation and reporting on allergen cases. If you would like to know more about the techniques covered in this workshop, or the work of the Government Chemist, contact Government Chemist Dr Walker from the GC team presenting on interpretation and reportingFeedback from participants was very positive:center_img Queens RoadTeddingtonTW11 0LY First of all many thanks to you all for a very enjoyable course on Wednesday. The content was veryuseful and I feel the chance to network with such a diversity of people and disciplines that attendthese courses is invaluable Email [email protected]last_img read more

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Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Led Annapurna Opens

first_img The couple reprise their roles after starring in the two-person play at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in 2013. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 1, 2014 Real-life husband and wife Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) will (hopefully) keep the drama on stage as they star in the New Group’s Annapurna, which celebrates its opening night on April 21. Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, the production will play a limited engagement through June 1 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. Written by Sharr White, Annapurna tells the story of Emma (Mullally), who walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses (Offerman) in the middle of the night. Now hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in the wilds of Colorado in a grungy trailer, working on his magnum opus, hooked up to an oxygen tank and cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by rage and compassion, brings back the best and worst of their former bond. Related Shows Annapurna View Commentslast_img read more

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Taxi Reunion! Carol Kane Visits Tony Danza at Honeymoon in Vegas

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 Related Shows Star Files They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—but not today! Taxi favorite and Broadway alum Carol Kane headed to the Nederlander Theatre on November 29 to reunite with an old pal—Honeymoon in Vegas star Tony Danza! The two Taxi co-stars caught up backstage after the show, and Kane met Honeymoon stars Nancy Opel, Brynn O’Malley and Rob McClure. Meanwhile, Danza was greeted by another friend and former co-star, Hollywood Knights alum Robert Wuhl (bottom right)! Check out these shots of Danza hanging out with his buddies backstage, then see him make his Broadway debut in Honeymoon in Vegas, opening January 15, 2015!center_img Rob McClure Honeymoon in Vegas Brynn O’Malley read more

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Now is the time to buy that holiday home by the beach you’ve been dreaming about

first_imgTrinity Beach Palace in Trinity Beach is for sale for $9.5 million.A driving range is located next to the pool house for keen golfers and there’s a choice of two outdoor bars for cocktails at sunset.Best of all, you have 130 metres of private sandy beach all to yourself.5. SUNSHINE BEACH, QLDThis beachfront pad has the ultimate holiday vibe.The house on 608sq m at 20 Arakoon Crescent is one of an exclusive few to enjoy absolute beach frontage to beautiful Sunshine Beach.The two-level three-bedroom home has an enormous entertaining deck, sleek lap pool and walls of glass, perfect for drinking in the uninterrupted ocean views. 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.This is authentic Hamptons style — the ultimate four-bedroom beach house that would stand out in the crowd even in Long Island.The owners bought the prized waterfront site at Salt Village six years ago and built their dream holiday home with the help of architect, Paul Uhlmann.Just 40 steps to the beach and with vast ocean views from almost every room, the property will set you back a cool $3 million-plus, but it’s worth every cent. This property at 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay, is for sale.The north-facing 883sq m allotment commands breathtaking water views across the ocean to Julian Rocks and beyond.3. HERVEY BAY, QLDFor a laid-back lifestyle without a hint of pretentiousness, 127 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, might be more your style.Directly opposite a tidal beach providing water views across the bay to Fraser Island, this address is in the quiet northeastern sector of this unassuming seaside community, yet handy to the golf club, shopping and schools.Covering 567sq m, the four-bedroom home features polished timber floors and tiles across both levels, catering for the low maintenance holiday-maker. 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.Blessed with white washed rustic timber finishes, an open plan design and an abundance of natural light, the home is regarded as one of the best examples of Hamptons style architecture in Australia, according to Sotheby’s International Realty’s Geraldine Keogh.Even the bathroom is luxurious — boasting a large marble bath and built-in LCD television.Situated between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, the property is only a 15 minute drive from Coolangatta Airport.2. BYRON BAY, NSWIf you’re itching to create your own dream holiday home, 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay, could be the perfect blank canvas.According to Unique Estates, which is marketing the property with Ed Silk from Ed Silk Byron Bay for $5.5 million, this is the last dress circle block available in the exclusive beachside community overlooking Wategos Beach.“There’s almost no development land left so this is one of the remaining blocks available in Wattegos Beach, Byron Bay in general,” Nicolette van Wijngaarden said. This house at 127 Esplanade, Hervey Bay, is for sale.Modern architectural design graces the open plan living areas, while a central two-storey atrium is a defining feature.Almost every room opens to a terrace or balcony to take full advantage of the views.The main entertaining terrace adjoins a fully tiled swimming pool and an all-weather, half-sized tennis court.The property is being offered by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.395 million.4. TRINITY BEACH, QLDIf money is no object, Trinity Beach Palace is the ultimate beach shack on your own private piece of paradise, 15 minutes north of Cairns.Offered to the market by Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty for $9.5 million, this property has hosted a long list of famous faces during its time as a rental for high-end corporate retreats and luxury family getaways. This home at 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff, is for sale.THE Easter break might be over, but it’s not too late to buy that holiday home you’ve always dreamt of.A wave of luxury beachside properties has hit the market, offering the promise of endless sunshine and lazy days by the water.Looking for a beach bargain? Start your research here:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:48Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:48 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBest beach house bargains01:48Leave the stress of the city behind with one of these hot holiday homes — we’ve rounded up five of the best.1. KINGSCLIFF BEACH, NSWMore than 15,000km separate the white sands of Kingscliff Beach from the Hamptons in Long Island, New York.But you won’t have to travel that far to put yourself in the picture of the architecture and style that is synonymous with the playground of the rich and famous.Meet 26 North Point Avenue, Kingscliff. Trinity Beach Palace in Trinity Beach is for sale for $9.5 million.You’ll want for nothing in this five bedroom house, complete with six bathrooms, a sauna, gym, den, library and pool.The enormous deck overlooks a climate-controlled swimming pool and African-style open bath house with views north to Double Island or south to Yorkeys Knob. The view from 12 Brownell Drive, Byron Bay.The property comes with a development approval in place and is set just one street back from Marine Parade — a 50 metre stroll from Wategos Beach.It comes with an existing 1960s two-bedroom beach cottage, with spiral staircase and potbelly stove, which is perfect to use as a base until you want to build your dream home.“What I particularly love about this site — apart form the amazing views — is that it’s got a double street frontage … so if you did a dual occupancy, each house would have its own access,” Ms van Wijngaarden said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago This house at 20 Arakoon Crescent, Sunshine Beach, is for sale for $6.25 million.Not to mention it’s just down the road from shops and restaurants, close to Sunshine Beach Surf Club and a stone’s throw from Alexandria Bay.The Frank Macchia designed property is being offered to the market by Milan Markanovic of Tom Offermann Real Estate for $6.25 million.last_img read more

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Empowering women in maritime: Why are we still having this conversation?

first_img Your current account does not have access to this premium item. Please upgrade your membership to access this content. Go to the shop You are currently not logged into your account. Register and get a two week trial. You need javascript to validate your login status. Image courtesy: International Maritime Organization/Maria KanelakiIn 2019, the International Maritime Organization selected Empowering Women in the Maritime Community as its World Maritime Day theme, putting a greater focus on the importance of gender equality in the maritime sector in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You are currently not logged in to a MyNavingo account. Premium content Premium content Log in Register Premium content Premiumlast_img read more

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-min enjoyed ‘tough’ military service

first_img Loading… Son was excused the full military service of nearly two years after helping South Korea to victory in the 2018 Asian Games, but was still required to serve a shorter period. “It was a good experience,” he told Spurs TV. “I couldn’t say everything that I’ve done but I really enjoyed it. Those guys were nice. The three weeks were tough but I tried to enjoy it.” He added: “The first day, we don’t know each other so it’s a bit weird but soon we got to know each other. We spent every day together in one room, 10 people. We were very close, working together, we helped each other so the time was fantastic.” Son was out injured for the final weeks before the Premier League was suspended and cannot wait to get going when the season restarts on June 17. Read Also: La Liga: Barca considering second salary cut ahead of restart“I’m physically fine, I’m working really, really hard to be at my maximum level and it’s nearly there,” he said.“Everyone is back, everyone is in good shape. Everyone wants to play again and everyone is motivated,” he added.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tottenham forward Son Heung-min says he enjoyed the “tough” challenge of his three-week spell doing military service in South Korea. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min is back from military service Son completed his mandatory training last month while Tottenham waited for the Premier League season to resume after the coronavirus shutdown. The enforced break has also allowed the 27-year-old to complete his recovery from the arm fracture he suffered in Tottenham’s win against Aston Villa in February.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Best Cars Of All Time20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more