Skier Buried in NH Avalanche Survives

first_imgThe skier was carried from near the top of Left Gully almost to the floor of Tuckerman Ravine at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Mount Washington Avalanche Center reported in a Facebook post. A skier survived after getting buried in an avalanche on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, officials said. The pair did not have avalanche beacons, probes or shovels, the center said, which are all recommended for people skiing in the area. The skier was with a companion who could not see his friend so skied away to seek help. Bystanders started digging and were later joined by Hermit Lake and Harvard Cabin caretakers as well as snow rangers. The skier lost his skis and poles and when the flow stopped, found himself face down, but with his head near the surface, the center said.center_img His body was buried about two feet deep and he was unable to move other than to raise his head to breathe. GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — A skier survived after getting buried in an avalanche on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, officials said. Their names were not made public.last_img read more

Summit: Magna Carta – ‘equality before the law in gestation’

first_imgNobody in their right mind would have ‘put a penny bet on the Magna Carta’s survival’ back in 1215, former lord chief justice Igor Judge asserted today.And yet 800 years on, ‘this wonderful living instrument survives in a healthy, robust and exciting form’.In a lecture ‘Magna Carta – Accident or Destiny?’ Judge reminded delegates at the Global Law Summit in London that Magna Carta was always intended to fail. ‘King John swore an oath that he was acting in good faith and yet even before the wax had hardened, he had asked Pope Innocent III to annul it.’The pope did not mince his words. ‘Magna Carta,’ he proclaimed, ‘would have no validity at any time whatsoever.’But the charter had a life of its own, said Judge. It contains words and principles that have resonated until today, such as ‘liberties’, ‘rights’, ‘law of the land’ and ‘council’, which in time became parliament. The separation of the judiciary from the executive also has its origins in the charter, with the provision that enforcement officers could henceforth not also be judges. ‘It was equality before the law in gestation,’ said Judge.He continued that John died the year after the charter was sealed, passing his throne on to the infant Henry III who reigned under the supervision of an elected regent – the fact of his being elected marking the imminent demise of the absolute power of the monarchy.The regent, in 1216, reissued the charter, which was subsequently reissued another 50 times by successive kings. By the time of the civil war in the 17th century, the charter, Judge said, was being cited to curb the divine right of monarchs and to assert the sovereignty of parliament.Judge, who had compressed this history lesson into a 15-minute address, concluded: ‘The Magna Carta principles didn’t survive by accident. They are a living instrument, revered globally, and in another 800 years our descendants should still be celebrating it.’last_img read more

Represent City on the biggest ride in football

first_imgOn 5-7 June 2020, join over 400 football fans who will be taking part in Prostate Cancer UK’s flagship Football to Amsterdam bike ride. The extremely popular event, now on its 8th year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.Sign up now at and get £25 off registration with the code F2A25.Putting rivalries aside, fans will unite as they ride 145 miles through 2 countries, reaching Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena from their choice of two start locations – either London at the Olympic Park or in Yorkshire at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.Join Paul Parker as he takes on Football to Amsterdam for the second year! “Prostate Cancer UK is a terrific cause and is making huge strides in football and beyond. Events like Football to Amsterdam are playing a massive part in driving change for men but there’s still a lot of work to be done.That’s why I’m calling on football fans across the country to join me on the starting line next summer. With your support, we can help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”This is your opportunity to represent City, meet like-minded people and most importantly raise money and awareness to beat our toughest opponent of all.Find out more.last_img read more

CCSD hosts free car seat safety checkpoint on Thursday

first_imgCampbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins and staff, in partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, are hosting a “free” car seat safety checkpoint Thursday (October 18) evening from at 5pm until 8pm in the parking lot of Grace Rehab in La Follette. Certified Car Seat Technicians will be inspecting car seats and doing everything possible to assure you that your child is riding as safely as possible. Please have your child with you so technicians can make needed adjustments or corrections.   (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/16/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

No changes to PUP list as veterans report to Owings Mills facility

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — As notable veterans such as Ed Reed, Ray Rice, and Anquan Boldin reported to the Ravens’ training facility on Wednesday morning, Baltimore conducted its final practice consisting only of quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans coming off injuries.Players didn’t wear helmets in what amounted to little more than a walk-through that lasted less than two hours. Only two linebackers — rookies Courtney Upshaw and Nigel Carr — were required to report early, meaning other players such as defensive tackle Bryan Hall had to fill in at linebacker during the 11-on-11 team portion.There were no changes in attendance to what media saw on Tuesday as defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee surgery), offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele (back spasms) and Jah Reid (calf strain), and wide receiver David Reed (ACL surgery) did not participate in practice. All four players remain on the active physically unable to perform list.Linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon surgery) remains on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab his injury.Reid watched practice while searing a sleeve on his right calf, as coach John Harbaugh revealed Tuesday that the second-year lineman suffered a setback in rehabbing the calf after he was injured on the final day of mandatory minicamp.McPhee worked on conditioning and ran pretty smoothly as he continues to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery that sidelined him for most of organized team activities this spring.With the Wednesday morning signing of veteran linebacker Ricky Brown, the Ravens now have 88 players on their preseason roster. They are allowed to have a maximum of 90, but any players on the non-football injury list or the PUP list count against the 90-man limit.Fresh off signing a new five-year contract last week, Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice is scheduled to meet with media at 5 p.m. while future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will talk with reporters at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Firefighter rescues baby deer from brush fire

first_imgMonroe County BOCC/Facebook(MONROE COUNTY, Fla.) When Jen Shockley Brack saw a baby deer running for its life, she jumped into the flames to save the endangered Key deer fawn.“I wasn’t scared. I saw his big eyes and he was so scared and trembling, I just had to get him,” Shockley Brack told ABC News.The Monroe County Fire Rescue firefighter saw the young spotted fawn while responding to the Big Pine Key brush fire in the Florida Keys. It’s the beginning of the wildfire season in the area, and the fire was moving rapidly after starting Sunday afternoon.Shockley Brack, who’s been working with the Monroe County Fire Rescue for three and a half years, and her team were holding the fire line to protect exposures in the area Sunday.“I saw this little guy run out and he was terrified,” Shockley Brack said. “He was scared to death and his little legs were shaking.”She told her coworker she was going in after him because the area where the fawn ran was fully engulfed. When she got to the fawn, he laid down and looked up at her.“I think he knew I was there to help him,” she said.Shockely Brack scooped up the fawn in her arms, singeing her eyelashes a little as she reached into the burning bush where the fawn hid.While it is not uncommon to find Key deer near fires, they have adapted to stay safe in instances of fire. This was a unique situation because the fawn was found without its mother.Rescue workers brought the fawn to a truck, giving him oxygen, water and wrapping him in a sheet while the fire was brought under control. The young deer was unharmed and, in accordance with the Key Deer Refuge Policy, was released back into the wild.Shockley Brack said the fire was particularly bad because of the devestation caused by Hurricane Irma last summer. She said the hurricane knocked down a lot of trees, providing more fuel for the fire. Wildfires are natural to the ecosystem in the Florida Keys, but this one was particularly large.The fire burned 100 acres and took one residence. But the property loss could have been much worse if the crews hadn’t responded as quickly and effectively as they did, she explained.Shockley Brack and her team evacuated residents’ pet dogs and cats, including a Mastiff and Saint Bernard.Since it’s a small area, she said, she thinks the fawn will easily be able to meet back up with the rest of the herd.“Hopefully that little guy is out there,” she said, “and doing OK.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more