Boy dies after being found unresponsive in high school swimming pool

first_img Google+ IndianaNews Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Boy dies after being found unresponsive in high school swimming pool Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook By Associated Press – September 13, 2019 0 231 WhatsApp (“Ambulance” by Andrew Malone, CC BY 2.0) MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive in a northwestern Indiana high school’s swimming pool.Lake Ridge New Tech Schools’ superintendent says Curtis Walton was pronounced dead early Thursday at the University of Chicago Medical Center.Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that Walton was found unresponsive at the bottom of a Calumet High School pool opened to the school’s football players following Wednesday’s practice.Johnson-Shirley says trainers tried to revive Walton, who was a freshman member of the football team. He was taken to a Munster hospital before being airlifted to Chicago.Johnson-Shirley says Walton’s death has devastated his family, school staff and students and “we’re just trying to make sense of what happened.”The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the boy’s death. Previous articleK9 Nellie Does it Again; Gets Elderly Man Home SafeNext articleUPDATE: Body found in St. Joseph River identified Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

UWP candidate defends plagiarism allegation

first_img Share LocalNews UWP candidate defends plagiarism allegation by: – September 12, 2014 Sharing is caring! 250 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet UWP candidate for the Roseau Central constituency, Joseph Isaac (file photo)Joseph Isaac, who will be contesting the Roseau Central Constituency for the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), has defended his political leader Lennox Linton in the wake of allegations of plagiarism.Mr Linton has been accused of plagiarizing excerpts of a speech presented by Allan Chastanet in August 2013. Mr Chastanet is the leader of the United Workers Party of St Lucia. Mr Linton reportedly quoted Mr Chastanet’s speech during his inaugural speech as UWP Leader on September 1, 2013 and in a recent article published online reflecting on his first year as leader.The St. Lucian politician, who called into ‘The Hot Seat’ program earlier this week, said Mr Linton “gave me speaking notes” when he became political leader and that they had had a “long discussion” about his campaign.Mr Isaac, who was a guest on ‘The Hot Seat’ radio program on Friday, September 12, 2014, said there is “nothing wrong” with what his leader did.According to Issac, there is nothing wrong with the oppositions of the region coming together and sharing notes, which is what his leader did and “I don’t want our leader to comment on it”.“Lennox Linton is the man who was writing speeches and being a political consultant for some leaders across the region so what he is doing is nothing wrong with that”.The UWP candidate said it is “just a simple approach” where oppositions within the Caribbean Region “have gotten smart now and now they are sharing notes and they have similar policies so they are commenting on similar policies”.He claimed that while his leader, Lennox Linton is writing speeches for some leaders in the Caribbean, “Skerrit have to wait on [Hartly] Henry to get speaking notes and if he doesn’t get speaking notes, he can’t speak”. Moreover, Isaac said “in regards to plagiarism, Labour Party is the one that has already started plagiarizing”.He accused the DLP of stealing the UWP’s ‘The Workers are Working’ slogan from the 1995 general election campaign.“You remember before we had something called the workers are working? Labour Ka Twavay in English is what? Labour is working, that is plagiarism, they actually took our slogan and converted it into theirs that is plagiarism,” Issac said.“Imagine, the last election they used a song, the song called ‘Something’s Happening’ that came out straight from Barbados,” he added. He said the Labour Parties across the region are being controlled by one man, “Hartley Henry, with one template that everything they do, they just keep moving it around, the same approach, the same words, same strategy, across the region”.Meanwhile, Mr Linton said last week “I’ve never asked anybody to write any speech for me” and that he does not have a speech writer.“For now, writing a speech comes so easily to me, because it is about communicating to the public what we discuss among ourselves as team members and what I intimately know,” Mr Linton said. Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Christmas Travel Outlook For Kenai Peninsula

first_imgBut traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. If you plan to venture out of the Kenai Peninsula visit prior to embarking on the roadways to check road conditions and possible delays. With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through Christmas Day, Alaskan travelers are urged to prepare a simple winter safety kit for holiday road trips. Breke Hewitt with the Department of Transportation says driving conditions throughout the Kenai Peninsula for the holiday weekend are ‘fair with some slightly icy patches’: “Drive with your headlights on, give yourself plenty of time to safely get where you may be going for the holiday weekend.” AAA said in a report, that roughly 107.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during December 23 through January 1, a 3.1 percent increase from a year earlier and the most ever recorded. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Home for the Holidays” is a familiar refrain during December. But for a growing segment of Kenai Peninsula residents, Christmas time has become a popular time to travel. For travelers heading to Anchorage from the Peninsula, Hewitt advised them to be aware of pothole damage in the Girdwood area, and winter driving conditions are ‘fair’. Story as aired:last_img read more