A SWIMMER has been airlifted to hospital after being stung by a jellyfish.The Killybegs Coast Guard crew were called to assist the man who became “very unwell” after swimming off Silver Strand, Glencolmcille.The swimmer was later airlifted to hospital in Sligo for treatment. Jellyfish stings are relatively common, with the jellyfish body can discharge thousands of microscopic barbed stingers that release venom into the skin.Most stings result in immediate pain and red, irritated marks on the skin. Some jellyfish stings may cause more whole-body (systemic) illness, and in rare cases, jellyfish stings are life-threatening.Most jellyfish stings get better with home treatment, but severe reactions require emergency medical care.The incident follows reports of dozens of rare giant jellyfish along the Donegal coast in recent days. The barrel jellyfish can grow up to a metre wide.SWIMMER AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER JELLYFISH STING was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:GlencomcillehospitaljellyfishRESCUE 118sligostingStrandhillunwell
In the same way that Picasa web albums offer facial recognition and tagging, Picasa 3.5 automatically scans all of your photos and groups similar faces together. From there users can add names to their photos in bulk and upload them to their web albums. One of the interesting features of this program is that names auto-complete from a user’s Google contacts. While services like Face.com offer facial recognition-based tagging on Facebook, the Picasa 3.5 desktop software allows users to organize friends and groups of friends with a simple offline hard drive scan. After a couple minutes of scanning you can create name-based collages, slideshows and geo-tagged albums. The bottom line is, if you’re going to get tipsy at a bachelor party, you better hope your friends have the good sense to uncheck those photos before they start uploading your Coyote Ugly bar dance antics to the wedding slideshow. Other new features include drag and drop geo-tagging over a Google map and simultaneous uploading and sharing. In the past, photo uploaders have had to go through the additional act of selecting specific contacts to share albums. Now users can alert their contacts to an album as it’s going up. Your coworkers and family may get an eyeful. At this point, facial recognition software and batch tagging is making it tougher to put on the facade of being a respectable human being. It looks like underground speakeasys are about to see a resurgence. To download the new Picasa visit Picasa.google.com. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web dana oshiro Say goodbye to your controlled web presence and say hello to Picasa 3.5. Google released Picasa 3.5 with a slew of new features including facial recognition and name-based batch tagging, faster geo-tagging and better web uploading functionality. The service is so good at finding your mug and tagging it that wild photos from yesteryear can resurface and wreak havoc on your reputation. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
England selectors opted for Matt Prior as wicketkeeper ahead of Steve Davies in the 15-man squad announced hours before the deadline on Wednesday for the World Cup starting next month in the Indian subcontinent.Matt Prior en route to his maiden Test century during the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. APPrior has been playing domestic cricket in Australia since playing a key role in England’s Ashes Test series victory in Australia, while Davies has been the wicketkeeper for England in their last six limited-overs internationals.The 28-year-old Prior, who hasn’t been part of England’s ODI setup for most of the last year, is now expected to jointhe England squad ahead of the second ODI against Australia in Hobart on Friday.”It was a tough decision,” England coach Andy Flower said. “Steve Davies was picked in our last one-day series, he did okay against Pakistan.”We picked him for this series in Australia because of the conditions out here, but as we get closer to the World Cup we’ve made that adjustment and we want Prior to get a few games under his belt before we get out there.”Prior, who scored a century at a fast run-rate in the last Ashes Test against Australia, is expected to partner skipper Andrew Strauss at the top of the order.”We believe that Matt Prior is best suited to the subcontinent conditions and that’s why we’ve picked him,” Flower said.”The circumstances have changed. Matt Prior did very well out here in the Test matches. He is a combative, aggressive cricketer. He fits our aggressive fielding unit so those are the reasons why he has been picked for the World Cup.”advertisement”Of course he is disappointed.” Flower said. “But those are the harsh realities of playing professional sport. Steve and the others who have been left out will have to accept it.”Chris Tremlett is the only member of the current England ODI squad who missed selection for the World Cup.James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who is recovering from injury, will join the England squad in Australia on Friday to bolster the pace bowling stocks along with Tim Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad.The squad will contain three specialist spinners, including Graeme Swann, Michael Yardy and James Tredwell.There are some concern over Swann, who will miss the next two weeks due to an injured left knee.Selectors are expecting Paul Collingwood to return to form and have named the Durham veteran in the squad.”Paul Collingwood may not have scored as many runs as he would have liked so far on the tour of Australia but he has been a consistently strong performer for England in limited-overs cricket for a long period of time,” Flower said.”He’ll be looking to make a big impact at another global event.”England open their World Cup Group B campaign against The Netherlands at Nagpur on February 22, then plays India at Kolkata.England squad: Andrew Strauss (Captain), Jimmy Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Ajmal Shahzad, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.
Director R. Balakrishnan, fondly called Balki, has been busy filming his new project starring Amitabh Bachchan, but it is only now that he has revealed the title of the film – Shamitabh. Interestingly, it sounds similar to the Bollywood megastar’s name.The movie, also starring Dhanush, marks the Bollywood debut of southern superstar actor Kamal Haasan’s daughter Akshara.This is for the third time that Big B and R Balki has teamed up.”We are happy to announce that the film is titled Shamitab’. As in SH before Amitabh. We are half way through the shoot of the film, so will finish and talk more about it.”Right now, I’m enjoying watching the lethal combo of the intensity of Amitabh Bachchan, the intelligence of Dhanush and the innocence of Akshara in action daily,” Balki said in a statement.The two had also worked together in films like Cheeni Kum and Paa so, it comes as no surprise that the film’s title has similarity with the actor’s name.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ordered mandatory registration of FIRs for any cognizable offence.Gehlot chaired a meeting of the state home department and said a complainant, whose FIR has been declined, would be free to lodge a complaint against non-registration of complaint (FIR) on the portal.The concerned station house officer (SHO) would have to answer that within a time bound frame.Ashok Gehlot said this would result in increase in number of FIRs. It is well known that police often turn down registration of the FIRs to keep crime figures low, but Gehlot insisted that an FIR cannot be rejected unless there is a concrete reason to do so.”However, we do feel that more FIRs means more requirement of investigations and, we have decided to have more manpower for which new appointments will be made,” he said.Accordingly, as a priority, all promotions of head constable to Inspector will be done within this financial year, he added.Besides, a thousand sub inspectors and will be appointed directly. Eleven thousand vacancies of constables will be filled.Constables and head constables will be allowed to investigate smaller offences to reduce load on ASIs, SIs and Inspectors.Gehlot doubled the police sports fund to Rs two crore. He also announced recruitments of 40 thousand volunteers from registered unemployed who will work for two years to publicise and coordinate implementation of government policies.Read | Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot inaugurates Jaipur’s 2nd government medical college and hospitalAlso Read | People believe PM Modi can do anything to win elections: Ashok Gehlotadvertisement
Southampton defender Tom O’Connor to pen new dealby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton’s 19-year-old defender Tom O’Connor has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at St Mary’s until June 2021.Kilkenny native O’Connor, who is enjoying a fine season as part of Radhi Jaïdi’s Under-23s, has taken on the captain’s armband this season, as well as a new role at centre-half, having first joined the academy in 2015.”It feels really good,” the Irishman began. “I’ve been here nearly five years now, and I’ve enjoyed every moment. I’m delighted to sign a new deal and hopefully I can keep improving.”My target was always to reach the first team. The next step is the most difficult step, but I’m working towards it.”Seeing all the academy graduate names on the teamsheet recently gives you a great boost and shows that the new manager really values young players.”You know if you’re performing, and working hard, you have a chance of being noticed.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s minority New Democrat government released an ambitious list of affordability-focused pledges in its throne speech Friday, and the possibility of delivering those promises grew stronger when a Liberal member “betrayed” his party to become the Speaker.The surprise acclamation of Darryl Plecas as Speaker added more breathing room to the razor-thin NDP minority government led by Premier John Horgan, who has an agreement with the Green party to combine votes for a one-seat majority in the 87-seat legislature.“Certainly, it does give us more flexibility. I’m not going to deny that,” Horgan said, referring to the Liberal Speaker.“I’m excited about the next number of years,” he said.Plecas’s acclamation ends months of speculation on how Horgan would manage a government with such a narrow minority had he followed protocol and offered up a New Democrat member as Speaker.Interim Liberal Leader Rich Coleman said he was disappointed with Plecas. He accused him of betrayal, saying the Abbotsford South Liberal assured him he was not interested in the Speaker’s job.“Basically, when you tell your colleagues you are not going to do something, they take you at your word,” he said. “You break your word. You go do it and become the Speaker. You have de facto already went and joined the NDP.”Green leader Andrew Weaver said the Liberals reacted poorly to Plecas’s decision when they should have congratulated him on stepping forward.“I thought the Liberals did themselves a lot of damage in the public eye today based on their almost, ‘pick up my baseball bat and go home kind of approach,’ ” he said.No party was able to win a majority following the May 9 provincial election, which gave the Liberals 43 seats, the New Democrats 41 and the Greens three.The NDP and Greens used their voting agreement to oust the Liberals last June in a non-confidence vote.The pressure on the NDP minority eased when former Liberal premier Christy Clark resigned last month, leaving her seat open until filled in a byelection. Plecas’s move into the Speaker’s chair has given the government even more room because he has been effectively removed from the Liberal voting pool.Coleman said Plecas technically remains a member of the Liberal party for now, but he will not be attending caucus meetings.The throne speech, read by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, said British Columbians can expect reforms to provincial campaign finance laws that “eliminate corporate and union donations, put strict limits on individual contributions and make sure that only people living in B.C. can donate to our political parties.”It said the government will set the terms for an electoral reform referendum and change the current fixed election date from the spring to the fall every four years starting in 2021.The speech highlighted affordability for British Columbians, mentioning a $100 monthly increase to income assistance and disability rates and the removal of tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.Protection from hefty increases for renters and annual bus passes to people with disabilities as of next January were part of the list of promises.Liberal jobs critic Jas Johal said the throne speech paid scant attention to economic and job creation issues that produce the revenues that pay for government spending programs.“I heard very little today about how we’re going to do that,” he said.The speech cited homelessness and noted the devastation from the worst wildfire season in the province’s history.“The circumstances that bring a person to homelessness can be as arbitrary and unexpected as a wildfire but it is no less devastating. Those without homes need and deserve our help,” Guichon read from the speech.The speech said the government will take on the issue of overdoses that killed 876 people between January and July, many of them as they were alone because they weren’t aware of the risks of fentanyl-laced substances or couldn’t get treatment.It highlighted education as a high priority and said next week’s update to the budget will restore funding for classrooms, a key plank for the New Democrats after the Liberals stripped cash and provisions from teachers’ contracts, leading to a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that called for reinstatement of funding.
OTTAWA – Women and law enforcement had been conspiring to ruin Basil Borutski’s life for decades, the accused killer told police the day after three of his female Ottawa Valley acquaintances were found dead in 2015.“The whole judicial system sucks the big one,” Borutski is heard saying on a videotaped police interview from Sept. 23, 2015.The interview — the first piece of evidence submitted by prosecutors in Borutski’s trial — came after 66-year-old Carol Culleton, 36-year-old Anastasia Kuzyk and 48-year-old Nathalie Warmerdam were found slain at their homes in three different locations in Renfrew County, about 200 kilometres west of Ottawa.Culleton was strangled with a television cord, and Kuzyk and Warmerdam were both shot. Borutski had relationships with all three women and lived with both Warmerdam and Kuzyk. In 2012 he was convicted and sent to jail briefly for offences against Warmerdam and her son and in 2014 he was convicted and sent to jail for offences against Kuzyk.Throughout the first 90 minutes of the videotaped interview, Borutski sits with his arms crossed, often with his eyes closed, and constantly accuses police of “malicious prosecution” in previous criminal cases — including the two that involved Kuzyk and Warmerdam.He says he talked to a lawyer overnight but doesn’t want any “crooks” to talk to anymore and accuses the police who arrested him of refusing to give him food or water, or let him take his medication.“That wasn’t nice,” Borutski said.He told police he was on oxycodone for chronic pain and was also being treated for depression, a hernia, leg cramps and athlete’s foot.In the video, Borutski takes Ontario Provincial Police Det. Sgt. Caley O’Neill through a convoluted tale of relatives, friends, his ex-wife and former girlfriends who all conspired to accuse him of things he didn’t do and police officers who engaged in corrupt investigations that landed him in jail.“The most horrible thing you can do is put an innocent person in jail,” he’s heard to say.Borutski said a 2011 conviction for drunk driving was the result of being framed by police who saw his fake criminal record, decided he was guilty, and put alcohol into the breathalyzer before he blew into it.His ex-wife accused him of raping her and assaulting her only because she wanted custody of their kids, he said.Warmerdam accused him of threatening her son only after she realized he wasn’t going to come into a lot of money because a judge sided with his ex-wife and didn’t give him a penny.Kuzyk,. he said, was mad because she wanted more from their relationship; he didn’t because she was 20 years younger than him and he saw her more as a daughter than a lover.“Women use the system to their advantage financially, for every reason they can,” he said.Throughout the interrogation, O’Neill makes an effort to befriend Borutski, but at times his patience is clearly tested — particularly after the accused complains repeatedly that the lies of women had sent him to jail.“You going to jail for a while kind of pales in comparison to being dead, don’t you think?” O’Neill says at one point.After about 90 minutes of the video, the judge stopped it to break for the day. Borutski does not directly reply when O’Neill tries to get him to explain why he killed the women, though he doesn’t correct his assertion that he did kill them.Borutski only corrects O’Neill when he refers to their deaths as “murder.”“I didn’t murder anybody,” he said.He says he is in custody “for killing, not murder.”Borutski, who is representing himself, has refused to participate in the trial. He does not speak when spoken to and doesn’t look at any of the documents given to him, although on Thursday he could be seen looking up at the video screen, watching intently.— follow @mrabson on Twitter
Ohio State freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team (7-8) lost all three games in the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational. The drive from Greenville, South Carolina to Spartanburg, South Carolina did not prove to be refreshing, as the Buckeyes also dropped their fifth-straight game on Tuesday. Michigan StateThe Buckeyes fell to a Michigan State squad fueled by early runs and stellar pitching. Michigan State (3-10) defeated Ohio State 7-1 on Saturday. Spartans junior pitcher Mike Mokma went the distance in the 11-strikeout win. Mokma allowed seven hits in his nine innings of work, leaving with a 2.05 ERA on the year. The Spartans added three runs in the first inning to give Mokma early run support. Senior third baseman Ando Royce had two hits and three RBIs. Ohio State freshman pitcher Garrett Burhenn picked up his first loss of the season, falling to 2-1 on the year. Burhenn allowed seven runs in five innings. Freshman pitcher TJ Brock put in three hitless innings of relief for the Buckeyes. He recorded five strikeouts in the process. Western Carolina A big inning plagued the Buckeyes, as they dropped their third straight game. Ohio State fell to Western Carolina (8-5) in a score of 8-5. A five-run seventh inning propelled the Catamounts to a comfortable four-run victory. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone hit a solo home run for the Buckeyes, his fourth of the year, to put the Buckeyes up 4-3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Ohio State freshman pitcher Mitch Milheim allowed four runs in the bottom of the inning, picking up his first loss of the year. Despite producing 11 hits, Ohio State stranded 12 baserunners in the loss. Western Carolina junior pitcher Jacob Corn received his second win of the season, as he allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief. FurmanDespite producing 10 runs, Ohio State dropped its fourth straight game in dramatic fashion Monday. The Buckeyes were outscored 11-10 in 10 innings against Furman (4-9). A solo home run by senior first baseman John Boswell ended the game, giving the Paladins its second win in three games. The Buckeye offense recorded a season-high 15 hits. Four Buckeyes produced at least three hits in the loss. Ohio State junior first baseman Conner Pohl recorded four hits and one RBI. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry added three RBIs, hitting his fourth home run of the season. The Buckeyes led 10-8 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning. After two throwing errors put two runners in scoring position, a ground out reduced the lead to one with two outs and put a runner on third. A single knocked in the tying run to extend the game. Ohio State freshman pitcher Will Pfenning received the loss. Furman freshman pitcher Rob Hughes picked up his second win of the season; he has no earned runs in 15 innings of work. Wofford The Buckeyes could stop the bleeding, dropping their fifth straight in a loss to Wofford. Ohio State lost 8-6 to Wofford (11-6), despite jumping out to a 5-1 lead through three innings. The Terriers’ offense produced seven runs in the next four innings to secure the lead and ultimately the win. Wofford sophomore starting pitcher David Yourke struggled early, allowing five earned runs in four innings. The relief for the Terriers rebounded, however, allowing only one run in the final five innings. The pitching for Ohio State did not excel against a talented Wofford batting order. Freshman third baseman John Dempsey produced three RBIs, including a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry had a three-hit performance for the Buckeyes that included two RBIs and two doubles. Cherry is now batting .344 on the season. Ohio State junior pitcher Andrew Magno received the loss, while Wofford junior pitcher Rasesh Pandya earned the win.