Cowley car washer faces prison after hoover hostility

first_imgAn employee of a car wash in Cowley has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for fracturing a colleague’s jaw during an argument about a vacuum cleaner.Hemin Poor, from Kurdistan, was unanimously convicted of a single count of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Alexander Abraham at UK Direct valeting, otherwise known as The Swan car wash.During the trial, Oxford Crown Court heard how Poor punched Eritrea-native Abraham twice in the face and then pinned him to the floor after Abraham refused to hand over a vacuum cleaner.Afterwards, Poor left the victim and continued about his work at the car wash on Towns Road.Abraham, who eventually lost consciousness and endured “severe pain”, had to undergo surgery to have a metal plate and screws fixed to mend his broken jaw.He told the court that the attack left him feeling “shocked” and unable to defend himself. The victim also alleged that when he tried to dial 999, Poor gestured to him and threatened to harm him further if he informed anyone of the ordeal.The incident occurred on April 18 last year, after a customer had instructed Poor not to clean the interior of their car.Poor, of Cottesmore Road in Oxford, claimed he acted in self-defence as Abraham was holding him in a headlock.According to the Oxford Mail, he said, “No I didn’t hit him, I only used the palm of my hand to push his lip. I don’t know what happened after because I left quickly because he had the sharp head of the hoover in his hand.”last_img read more

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St. Vincent Opens First Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic in Tristate Area

first_imgDr. Suneetha Venkatapuram Will Discuss New Clinic & Women’s Heart Health At Free Presentation Feb. 21stThe area’s first Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic is now open at St. Vincent Evansville Medical Group Cardiology, 901 St. Mary’s Drive Evansville. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) reports that the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. The clinic will identify and help women manage their risk factors. Patients will receive an initial cardiac assessment, diagnostic testing (EKG), physical exam and the creation of an individualized action plan to modify risk factors.Suneetha Venkatapuram, M.D., Cardiology, is the Director of the Women’s Risk Clinic. She is the only female and board-certified adult congenital heart disease cardiologist in the Tristate area.“Sometimes it’s easier for women to talk to other women about their weight and other health issues,” said Dr. Venkatapuram. “My team and I hope to help educate and to catch cardiac symptoms before a patient develops heart disease.”Dr. Venkatapuram will also be the speaker at the Heart Month lecture series at noon on February 21. She will be speaking about Women’s Heart Health and the new Cardiac Risk Clinic. The presentation will take place in the Cardiac Rehab Classroom at the St. Vincent Center for Advanced Medicine, 901 St. Mary’s Dr., Evansville. Registration is not required and attendees will be able to ask questions after the presentation.The St. Vincent Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic is accepting new patients by self-referral or through a primary care doctor. For more information call 812.473.2642 or visit www.stvincent.org/evansville.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Man Missing After Camp Bisco Found Alive In Swamp

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend marked the annual Camp Bisco Festival, with hosts The Disco Biscuits welcoming thousands of fans and dozens of performers to Montage Mountain in Pennsylvania. While most fans enjoyed the music of artists like Lettuce, STS9, Odesza, Zed’s Dead, Lotus and more, one individual seemingly had a hard time over the weekend.When the festival ended last Saturday, a 20-year-old attendee named Collin Burns from New Jersey was reported missing on the following day. Burns, whose father is Lt. John Burns, was last seen Sunday morning at a music festival in Scranton. Authorities eventually located the man, and, according to NBC 10 Philadelphia, he was found in a nearby swamp, “buried to his waist in water and mud.”While Burns was taken to a hospital, authorities reported that he was alert upon discovery. The news report ends with the most telling line of all: “It wasn’t immediately clear how Burns ended up in the swamp.”Photos From Camp Bisco by Djivan Schapira:last_img read more

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Turkuaz Members Switch Roles In Hilarious New Video [Watch]

first_imgTurkuaz just came off of a massive fall tour with The New Mastersounds, but there’s work still to be done. The nine piece funk army will hit the Fete Ballroom in Providence, RI for a two day New Year’s Eve celebration dubbed “The Ball Drop,” with support from friends like Moon Hooch, Kung Fu and West End Blend. The shows are set for December 30th and 31st, and the band is certainly getting excited!With the end of the year fast approaching, drummer Mikey Carubba and bassist Taylor Shell have had it with always playing in the back of the stage and have made a stand to step out into the front of the stage underneath the spotlight. In this brand new video, the two switch roles with singers Sammi Garett and Shira Elias, and we get a glimpse into how things are going and what to expect going into the band’s New Years Run. From what the video shows, Mikey and Taylor appear to have stepped into their newfound singing roles with great ease!Don’t miss an opportunity to ring in the New Year with Turkuaz! Catch more info about The Ball Drop in the poster below, and head here for details.last_img read more

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PHOTOS: Beale Street Music Festival Boasts Jack White, Post Malone, David Byrne, More

first_imgAs if Memphis’s Beale Street wasn’t already filled with tons of live music, the organizers of the Beale Street Music Festival upped the ante for this year’s event. Over the weekend of May 4-6, the beloved Memphis in May music festival offered headlining sets from Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Post Malone, LOGIC, Incubus, Alanis Morissette, Tyler, The Creator, David Byrne, Kaleo, Ludacris, and more across four waterfront stages aside the Mississippi River.Also on deck were Vance Joy, Cake, D.R.A.M., The Flaming Lips, Juicy J, Third Eye Blind, Gov’t Mule, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Margo Price, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Tank and the Bangas, and so many more.Festival photographer Doug Siegel was on hand for the event. Check out the full gallery below!Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis, TN | 5/4-6/2018 | Photos: Doug Siegel Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Czech PM in Hungary to discuss Russian, Chinese vaccines

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Czech Republic could be on the way to become the next European Union member to seek a COVID-19 vaccine from outside the EU’s common procurement program. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis travelled to Hungary on Friday to consult with Hungarian authorities on their experiences with vaccines from Russia and China. The Czech leader, who has criticized the speed of vaccine delivery in Europe, said vaccines should not be a political question and their countries of origin should not determine whether they are used. Hungary has purchased vaccines from both Russia and China, the only EU country to do so. Next Wednesday, Babis plans to visit Serbia, which has also begun administering Russian and Chinese vaccines.last_img read more

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App enables users to track Transpo buses

first_imgStudents, faculty and other members of the campus community will see the wheels on the bus go round in a whole new way, as Transpo now offers an online bus tracking service. The service allows anyone in the University community to track Transpo buses in real time, giving riders a better idea when a particular bus will arrive at a given location, student body president Brett Rocheleau said. This information is available online via http://nd.doublemap.com/map or through the DoubleMap Bus Tracker app for iPhone and Android phones. Rocheleau said the application overlays icons of buses on a map of the Transpo routes to show where the buses are at all times. The service will be valuable for people who want to avoid waiting outdoors for the bus during harsh weather, he said. “You can stay inside and track the bus, then step outside just as it arrives,” he said. The service will be especially useful for students who use the SWEEP route Friday and Saturday nights and students who rely on Transpo buses to visit or work in South Bend, Rocheleau said. He said the service is provided by DoubleMap, an organization based in Bloomington, Ind., that offers GPS bus-tracking applications for personal computers and mobile phones. Rocheleau said he and other members of student government worked with DoubleMap representative Peter SerVaas, who brought a similar service to Indiana University while he was student body president there for the 2009-10 school year. Rocheleau said he and student body president emeritus Pat McCormick looked into the possibility of such a program during the 2011-12 school year, but it wasn’t until SerVaas contacted Notre Dame’s student government that the DoubleMap system was implemented. “Pat [McCormick] and I looked at this issue a little bit last year, and we worked with Transpo to consider installing this sort of system,” Rocheleau said. “Then Peter [SerVaas] came to us and was able to set it up at no charge, so it was perfect.” According to the DoubleMap website, the service is in place at several other universities, including SUNY Cortland and the University of Cincinnati. The new service will be one of the final projects of the outgoing student government administration, Rocheleau said. The service can be accessed at http://nd.doublemap.com/maplast_img read more

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Tracy Jai Edwards & More Complete Cast of B’way-Bound Gotta Dance

first_img View Comments Tracy Jai Edwards (Legally Blonde) and more will complete the cast of the much-buzzed about Broadway-bound Gotta Dance. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the new tuner will feature a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and Nell Benjamin, with additional music by Marvin Hamlisch. Previews are scheduled to begin on December 13 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre.The cast will also include Joanna Jones (NBC’s Sing Off), Madeleine Doherty (Gigi), Diane Findlay (Fish in the Dark), Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy), Jonalyn Saxer (Honeymoon in Vegas) and Kay Walbye (Urinetown). Rounding out the company will be Alexander Aguilar, Adinah Alexander, Sydni Beaudoin, Holly Ann Butler, Paula Castelon, Ari Groover, Colby Lewis, Lance Roberts, Elise Santora, Austin Scott III and Virginia Ann Woodruff.Gotta Dance tells the true story of a group of professional dancers, who, in 2007, were tasked with getting a basketball team’s senior citizen dance troupe performance-ready for their center court hip-hop debut. Through an unlikely art form and some hot moves, generation gaps are crossed and friendships are formed.The production stars the previously announced André De Shields, Georgia Engel, Lillias White, Stefanie Powers, Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn, and Nancy Ticotin.The world premiere is set to end its limited engagement on January 10, 2016.last_img read more

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Equinor moving forward with $466 million plan for floating offshore wind turbines

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Norway approved on Wednesday Equinor’s 4.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($466 million) plan to build floating offshore wind turbines that will provide electricity to North Sea oil and gas platforms, the energy ministry said.The long-planned project is going ahead despite Equinor’s decision to cut investment following a plunge in oil prices that has reduced the company’s cash flow. Five platforms at Norway’s Snorre and Gullfaks fields will be the first in the world to receive power from a floating wind park, the oil company said in a separate statement.“As the whole industry is currently experiencing much uncertainty, it is vital that we progress projects that spur technology development in the renewables segment and create spin-off effects for the Norwegian supplier industry,” Equinor Executive Vice President Anders Opedal said.The company has decided to cut its 2020 capital spending to $8.5 billion from an original plan of $10-11 billion after oil prices fell sharply because the COVID-19 pandemic led to a huge drop in demand and the OPEC+ group of producers failed in March to agree on new supply cuts.The 88-megawatt capacity project, called Hywind Tampen, would be able to meet about 35% of the electricity needs of the five platforms and would reduce CO2 emissions by about 200,000 tonnes per year, when it starts operations in 2022, it added.[Nerijus Adomaitis]More: Equinor powers ahead with floating wind turbines despite oil crash Equinor moving forward with $466 million plan for floating offshore wind turbineslast_img read more

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Deer Park Strip Club Shooting Kills Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old Wyandanch man was shot and killed outside of a Deer Park strip club over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in the parking lot of Illusions Gentleman’s Club on Saxwood Street, where they found Ryan Aguilar with a gunshot wound at 3:36 a.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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