N.C. Man Tries To Shoot His Way Out Of Wreck

first_imgGRIMESLAND, N.C. – A man is recovering at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after he wrecked his car on Grimesland Bridge Road. The accident flipped his vehicle on it’s side and caused the driver to be pinned inside. In an attempt to free himself, the driver shot multiple rounds into his car and airbag. Pitt County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with EMS and the Grimesland Fire Department were called to the Grimesland Bridge around 10 o’clock Monday night. That’s where officials at the scene say a man lost control of his vehicle and collided with the bridge’s railing. center_img Emergency response personal at the scene were eventually able to free the man. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with a broken leg.last_img

60 Hospitalized After Connecticut Commuter Trains Collide

first_imgFAIRFILED, COnn. (NECN/Alysha Palumbo) – “Obviously this is a commuter’s worst nightmare,” said Fairfield, Conn. Police Chief Gary MacNamara. At least five people were critically injured – one of those very critically – and at least 60 people were transported to the hospital after a New York City-bound Metro-North Railroad commuter train derailed on the Bridgeport-Fairfield border in southern Connecticut during rush hour Friday, slamming head-on into a westbound train.last_img

Copper and Zinc smelting: Making the most of a finite resource

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Bar calls for a ‘college of regulators’ – and no Legal Services Board

first_imgThe Bar Standards Board and Bar Council have added their voices to the call for the Legal Services Board to be abolished. Both bar bodies published their submissions to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on legal services regulation today.The bar’s regulator says the LSB should be regarded as a ‘catalyst, which has served its purpose in kick-starting change’, but that process ‘can and will now continue without it’. It recommends that the Legal Services Act 2007 be revised to strip the LSB out. It suggests a timetable to amend the Legal Services Act by February 2015 to make changes to the LSB’s role, with a ‘sunset clause’ for the completion of current reforms, before disestablishing the LSB in 2017 and introducing a new Legal Services Act in 2018.However, the bar’s case is unlikely to be strengthened by erroneous figures it submitted in support of its proposals. Since the LSB was established, the bar claimed today that it has been required to pay £23.7m to cover its share of the costs and running expenses over the oversight regulator; nearly £1,600 per barrister. However, after the LSB intervened to point out its error, the Bar Council admitted those figures are wrong.The LSB told the Gazette that the cost to barristers is roughly 6% of the £23.7m figure over an approximate five-year period. The average annual cost of the LSB for a barrister is now about £30 a year and declining, it stressed.In a statement later, the Bar Council admitted the error and issued revised figures, stating that the bar’s share of the total operating costs of the LSB since it was established is £2.4m and the cost per barrister £162.Elsewhere the BSB argues that the LSB’s functions can be dealt with more cost effectively and in a less intrusive ways by frontline regulators, judicial review mechanisms, building on the role of the Legal Services Consumer Panel and establishing a non-statutory Council of Regulators.It suggests the establishment of a panel of professional and lay members with experience of legal regulation to advise the lord chancellor on ‘overarching’ policy matters.The response also calls for more the independence between regulatory and representative interests of the professions and suggests that all legal professional be regulated, not just those providing reserved activities. ‘The public expects that any person offering legal services is regulated for everything that they do. That is not the case under the act as it stands,’ the BSB says.In its response the Bar Council calls for a new approach to regulation, also rejecting the current arrangements and the call for a single ‘super regulator’. It proposes a new model, which would replace the LSB with a ‘college of regulators’. This would comprise a strong judicial presence, lay members and representatives from each regulator and professional body, reporting to the lord chancellor.Bar chair Maura McGowan QC (pictured) said: ‘The public interest demands a clear and robust regulatory structure where all legal professionals are held to the highest of standards.’But she said: ‘What we have instead is an expensive oversight regulator which consistently seeks to impose its own vision of how legal services should be delivered and expects the legal profession to pick up the bill.’McGowan said the regulation of the legal profession is ‘at risk of spiralling out of control’. She said: ‘It is now familiar to hear colleagues all around the world express concerns about the independence of the legal profession from government, under the aegis of an over-zealous oversight regulator, which has a vested interest in increasing its own remit.’She insisted the model proposed by the bar would provide a ‘much clearer and less bureaucratic’ system. ‘By creating a new college of regulators, including a mixture of the judiciary, lay members and both regulators and professional bodies, our new model will bring regulation back into balance, handing back standard-setting to the professional bodies with appropriate consumer input and at proportionate cost,’ she said.last_img read more

Ultra-Rugged Portable Communication System for Emergency and Public Safety Teams

first_imgSonim Technologies, a leading provider of ultra-rugged mobility solutions, in partnership with leading communications experts, Cradlepoint, Inmarsat Government, JPS Interoperability Solutions and Rajant, have launched the new Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK-3). The kit is an all-in-one, portable communication solution designed to provide emergency and public safety teams with reliable access and connectivity, in even the most dangerous and remote mission-critical situations.Housed in a rugged carrying case, the RDK-3 contains four Sonim XP8 Android smartphones, a Cradlepoint wireless router, a 15.6 Ah battery and a Bluetooth enabled battery monitoring system to maintain power in emergency situations. Cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi antenna create a 300-foot “connectivity bubble,” establishing reliable communications wherever the RDK is deployed.Wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters pose communication challenges for first responders ranging from limited or no access to a network to lack of expertise required to set up network connectivity. The RDK-3 can be transported easily to remote locations and deployed quickly by first responders without the need for extensive training or IT experience.Key Features of the RDK:Compatibility with leading Push-to-Talk (PTT) applicationsMobile operator agnosticSupports public safety networks, including FirstNetFirstNet Ready® Cradlepoint wireless router provides a Wireless Wide-Area Network (WAN) that can intelligently route traffic across LTE (two SIMs) or satellite links, and Wi-Fi connectivity for XP8 handsets, PCs, tablets and other equipmentOptional intelligent failover to reliable satellite capability via Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) enables communication when no other coverage is available.Bridge PTT and LMR communications with the optional JPS Interoperability Solutions RSP-Z2 Gateway, which provides a direct connection for up to 2 land mobile donor radios, to manage and control LMR communications from XP8 handsetsExtend coverage and range with optional Rajant Kinetic Mesh® BreadCrumbs®The Sonim RDK-3 has been deployed in hospitals, power plants, and with state and federal agencies throughout the U.S. It is ultra-rugged and human-portable, with wheels for easy handling and transport. It includes a battery monitoring system, external power options and PoE LAN ports for external devices.last_img read more

Golden Tigresses topple Lady Falcons in UAAP

first_img“The last three years lagi kaming talo sa first game namin and this is historic for us,” said Golden Tigresses head coach Emilio Reyes.In men’s action, Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles leaned on the strong showing of returning Tony Koyfman to score a 25-23, 25-22, 25-15 sweep over De La Salle University Green Spikers.Koyfman, who sat out Season 80 due to illness, top-scored with 15 points, while Ron Medalla flirted with triple-double with nine points, 10 digs and 10 excellent receptions for the Blue Eagles.Meanwhile, Paolo Pablico scored 23 points as the Adamson University Falcons defeated University of Santo Tomas Tiger Spikers, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14./PN Cherry Rondina of University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses smashes the ball towards Adamson University Lady Falcons’ Bernadeth Flora during the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. SPIN.PH MANILA – University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses averted a huge collapse to escape with a 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6 win over Adamson University Lady Falcons in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Ejiya Laure made an impressive collegiate debut with 17 points, on 13 attacks, three blocks and a service ace, for the Golden Tigresses, which tied University of the Philippines Lady Maroons and Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws at 1-0.The Golden Tigresses were on point in the first two sets on steady plays from Laure, Cherry Rondina, Milena Alessandrini and KC Galdones but the Lady Falcons leaned on Bernadeth Flora and Christine Joy Soyud in the third and fourth set to even things up.The Golden Tigresses made sure they will take home the win after a 5-0 start in the fifth set. The Lady Falcons came with two straight points but Rondina, Alessandrini and Laure came up with string of points to clinch the win.last_img read more

Softball Video Highlights: Midview Cruises Past Amherst, 5-0

first_imgThe Midview Middies (10-1) defeated Amherst Steele (10-5) by a score of 5-0 to move into a tie for first place in the Southwestern Conference.Lauren Landers worked five shutout innings, surrendering only three hits.The game was shortened due to lightning, but Midview was in control from the start, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looking back from there.Landers improves to 6-1 on the season with the win.Watch video highlights of the game via OhioSportsNet below: Related Topics NEO HS Stafflast_img

UWF remains in top 25 in Collegiate Baseball Poll

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. – The West Florida baseball team dropped to No. 25 in the nation in the most recent Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll of the regular season. The Argonauts (7-5) ranked No. 9 in the country last week before losing three games on the road. UWF was the third-highest ranked team from the Gulf South Conference behind No. 15 Alabama Huntsville (7-1-1) and No. 23 Valdosta State (9-3). Tampa (11-1) remained No. 1 followed by No. 2 Southern Indiana (1-2), No. 3 Colorado Mesa (8-2), No. 4 Mount Olive (11-2) and No. 5 Minnesota State (0-0). UWF hosts Spring Hill Thursday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Last chance to renew your seat

first_imgWith season card numbers at record levels and attendances at a 39-year high, City are still in the midst of a battle to win promotion to the Premier League.From 2018/19 onwards, whichever division City find themselves in, all Family Area adult prices will be reduced to £15 per game*, while rates across the South Stand have been frozen.The prices in the Dolman Stand wings and central will increase to £18 and £22 per game respectively, while in the Lansdown Stand lower wings and central the adult prices work out at £22 and £26 respectively.The lowest price in the Dolman Stand for under-12s is now £99, including a free shirt.HOW TO BUYFrom your given priority period, you can access your reserved season card seat by clicking here and logging in using your Supporter ID number which can be found on your current season card. Once logged in you can renew by hovering over the Football tab and selecting “Season Cards” This is similar to the way you would book your seat for a home cup fixture. You will have two options from there: 1. Yes, I want to renew now – this will take you through the process to buy the same seat you had for the 2017/18 Season. 2. Not sure, keep my seat for the time being – this will hold your seat until you either purchase it, release it or the reservation deadline is reached. Supporters moving seats to new areas can access the stadium plan directly from the Season Card tab on the ticketing website and select a seat from there – click here. Season card holders who do not have access to the internet can call Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option 1).*All prices are worked out across 23 home league games, rounded to the nearest poundlast_img read more

Vanderbilt easily beats Alabama 16-1 at SEC Tournament

first_imgAlabama's Mikey White, top, dives for the ball and but misses it as Vanderbilt Bryan Reynolds rounds second base headed for third during the fourth inning of a Southeastern Conference Tournament game Friday in Hoover.Alabama’s Mikey White, top, dives for the ball and but misses it as Vanderbilt Bryan Reynolds rounds second base headed for third during the fourth inning of a Southeastern Conference Tournament game Friday in Hoover.HOOVER — Vanderbilt pounded out 19 hits, including eight doubles, to easily beat Alabama 16-1 on Friday in the Southeastern Conference.The Commodores broke the game open with eight runs in the fourth inning to take a 10-1 lead. Zander Wiel finished with three hits, including two doubles, and four runs batted in.Vanderbilt (41-18) advances to face Texas A&M today. Alabama (32-28) is eliminated.Philip Pfeifer (4-4) pitched the seven-inning complete game for the Commodores, giving up one run on four hits while striking out nine. The SEC Tournament stops games after seven innings if one team has a 10-run lead.Alabama used five different pitchers to try and slow down the Commodores’ lineup, but all of them gave up at least two runs. Will Carter (4-6) took the loss, giving up five runs over three innings.last_img read more