Rolls-Royce hit in safety blow

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ EUROPEAN air regulators yesterday said Airbus super-jumbos with Rolls-Royce engines similar to the one that failed last week were “unsafe enough” to order compulsory checks on the planes, dealing another blow to the embattled jet engine maker.The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered operators of A380s with Trent 900 engines to make inspections after a Trent 900 on a Qantas jet flying to Australia partly disintegrated in mid-air on Thursday.An EASA spokesman said: “The incident that occurred is considered to be related to a potentially unsafe condition in the engine.”Rolls-Royce said it has been working with Airbus, airlines and safety authorities to try to determine the cause of the engine failure.But one major airline, Dubai’s Emirates, has called for a clear line of communications from the UK manufacturer over the problem.Emirates President Tim Clarke said Rolls-Royce should be more open about “what’s actually going on.”So far the engine-maker has issued just two brief statements. But a Rolls-Royce spokesman said the company would provide another update today.EASA said early findings showed that an oil fire in part of the engine might be to blame. Tags: NULL KCS-content Rolls-Royce hit in safety blow center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 10 November 2010 8:57 pmlast_img read more

Dior to support Galliano labels despite outbursts

first_img whatsapp Sunday 6 March 2011 10:48 pm whatsapp Dior to support Galliano labels despite outbursts KCS-content FRENCH fashion house Dior yesterday said it planned to continue supporting the eponymous label of John Galliano, its star designer fired this week over alleged anti-Semitic remarks.Dior’s parting with Galliano, after an online video clip showed him expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler, had raised questions about the future of the John Galliano label, which is 92 per cent owned by Dior.“For the moment, the (John Galliano) business continues,” said Dior chief executive Sidney Toledano.“This is a business which has licences and tomorrow we will show the collection in the showrooms as usual… I am here to prove that business goes on… and to support the teams.” However, experts questioned the label’s long-term future. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Digitain to provide sportsbook technology to Russia’s Pin-Up

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Product & technology Topics: Sports betting Product & technology Sportsbook Platform “Digitain looks forward to developing a very long and beneficial partnership.” Sportsbook and igaming software supplier Digitain has agreed a deal to provide its sportsbook solution to licensed Russian operator Pin-Up. 13th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Russia Digitain to provide sportsbook technology to Russia’s Pin-Up The introduction of interactive betting legislation in 2014 established a legal basis for online bookmaking. The legal status of the interactive bet was confirmed in 2019, and the system is now fully operational. Chief operating officer of Pin-Up, Vladimir Gorev, added: “We’re delighted to partner with Digitain and feel sure that integrating their fully featured sports betting offering will be warmly welcomed by all our customers”. Edmond Ghulyan, Digitain’s head of sportsbook development, said: “This is an exciting deal for us – Pin-Up is fantastic new partner with two sportsbooks, one for Russian customers and the other has an international focus, and combined has over 100,000 active customers.” Email Address The environment for online gambling in Russia has been liberalising in recent years, moving from a system of regulation allowing only for land-based casinos to one which allows online bookmakers to legally offer their products. Tags: Digitain Pin-Up Russialast_img read more

Heineken Cup Preview

first_imgFriday Oct 10, 2008 Heineken Cup Preview The Heineken Cup kicks off today as we’ll get to see the top clubs around Europe do battle for the next few months. Champions Munster will be determined to defend the title they so famously claimed against Toulouse earlier in the year, but the challengers will be strong.With talent spread far and wide across Europe at the moment, there are a number of teams that have a genuine chance of making it all the way. Don’t be surprised to see any upset or two either, as match breakers in smaller sides could make all the difference.We’re in for a cracking few months of rugby, as the Heineken Cup is now considered one of the top, if not the top, club or provincial tournament in the world. That’s up for debate of course, but the fact is that to play Heineken Cup rugby is a real test, and a challenge that someone like Dan Carter himself is relishing.This is a short advert from Sky Sports for the exciting tournament that should keep us all thoroughly entertained from now until May next year. At this stage, before the first game has kicked off, anyone care to hazard a prediction as to who will be the two teams in the final? We’ll look back at the end of the tournament and see who got it right. Time: 01:21ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Meet the buyers at Limerick food event

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleFrom seeking asylum to culinary gold for Limerick Institute of Technology studentNext articleBon Secours Hospital named as new sponsor of Limerick SHC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessMeet the buyers at Limerick food eventBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2019 1022 Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Printcenter_img Limerick food producers Joe O’Connor, Truely Irish, Newcastlewest and Caroline Rigney, Rigney’s Farm Curraghchase.Photo: Liam BurkeLocal Enterprise Offices from around the country have joined forces to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.The event, which is intended to raise the profile of the country’s finest food producers, will take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated that up to 90 food producers will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the top buyers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK who are expected to attend.The trade only event is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development and restaurant chefs, and many more.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is providing training to the participating producers in branding, layout and presenting their products in advance of the event. There will also be break-out sessions during the day, focusing on a variety of topics such as the different purchasing strategies, major issues facing the food industry, and the preparation for the impact of Brexit.Attendees at the LIT event will also have to opportunity for free entry into this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.Eamon Ryan, Head of LEO Limerick: said “that this event provides an opportunity for producers to meet influential buyers. The event will assist food and drink start-ups to secure orders as well as learning from buyers about what products are likely to be successful in the marketplace of the future”.LIT Vice-President Dr Liam Brown said the event is a valuable extension of the colleges work in helping to develop a robust and sustainable food industry into the future.”The Meet the Buyer event follows the success of last year’s Local Producer Showcase, which brought together the best of the Mid-West Irish food and drink.Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register at qualityfoodawards.comby Miranda [email protected] Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitter TAGSawardbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Government wont block schools ability to discriminate on the basis of religion

first_img Pinterest Government wont block schools ability to discriminate on the basis of religion By News Highland – June 9, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+ Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleApplications invited for 2016 Back to School schemeNext articleThomas Corrigan says Fermanagh respect Donegal but don’t fear them News Highland The Minister for Education says he will not remove the clause that allows schools to discriminate on the basis of religion.Richard Bruton says the law will not be changed as part of his new plans for overhauling school admissions.The previous government’s plans did not include amending the Equal Status Act, which allows discrimination on religious grounds.Richard Bruton says he’s planning his own new rules on school admissions, but he won’t change the law either:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/12bruton-schools-clip-gr.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Government Accountability & Transparency: SC Cares?

first_imgColumnsGovernment Accountability & Transparency: SC Cares? Pranav Sachdeva23 Aug 2020 9:09 PMShare This – xThe recent Supreme Court’s judgment in Centre for PIL (CPIL) vs Union of India on the legality of the PM Cares fund is legally flawed and disheartening. It epitomizes the hands-off approach of the Court in recent years in public interest cases, where it trusts the executive more and questions it less. The current decade of 2011-2020 has clearly been the most turbulent period in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe recent Supreme Court’s judgment in Centre for PIL (CPIL) vs Union of India on the legality of the PM Cares fund is legally flawed and disheartening. It epitomizes the hands-off approach of the Court in recent years in public interest cases, where it trusts the executive more and questions it less. The current decade of 2011-2020 has clearly been the most turbulent period in the history of the Supreme Court. This decade can be neatly divided into two starkly different 5-year periods. The country witnessed a powerful, assertive and highly respected Supreme Court from 2011 to 2015. However, the next 5 years from 2016 to 2020 witnessed the Court cede its authority to a dominant executive, while it itself became mired in serious controversies. In the initial part of the decade, the Court cracked the whip against arbitrary allocations of natural resources like spectrum and coal. It came down hard on illegal mining in several states. The Court struck down statutory appointment of the CVC because the appointee was facing a vigilance case. By the end of 2015, the judiciary’s respect in public eyes was so high that people cheered the Court for quashing Constitutional amendment creating the NJAC which had been passed almost unanimously by the Parliament and had been approved by legislative assemblies of over 20 States. From 2016 onwards, there was a noticeable shift in Court’s approach and it virtually stopped holding the executive to account on all important issues, be it false encounters, lynchings, citizenship amendment, NRC, electoral bonds, demonetization, Kashmir, arrests of activists in fabricated cases, draconian lockdown and the migrant crisis. This period also damaged Court’s reputation, since it brought huge controversies ranging from impeachment motion, judges’ press conference, medical college bribery case, sexual harassment case, Kalikho Pul suicide note, controversial collegium decisions and the Rajya Sabha appointment. The judgment of the Court in CPIL case is part of the above trend of the last 5 years where the executive has had its way on an important public issue. The petitioner CPIL had pointed out that while the Government notified Covid-19 to be a disaster under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DMA) and exercised huge powers under that law, but it failed to discharge its statutory duties of formulating a National Plan to contain Covid-19 (Section 11) or prescribing minimum standards of relief (Section 12). Most importantly, the petition asked for proper effectuation and utilization of the National Disaster Response Fund / NDRF (Section 46). CPIL argued that Government could not legally create a separate PM Cares Fund for Covid-19 disaster relief in derogation of the NDRF, and therefore, its receipts must be transferred to the NDRF. The Court however on 20th August dismissed the petition. The Court held that there is no need for National Plan specifically for Covid-19 since the general Plan formulated in 2019 (before the virus outbreak) and the multiple guidelines being issued by various ministries, are adequate compliance with the DMA. The Court also held that there is no need to lay down enforceable minimum standards of relief for Covid-19. Most disappointingly, the Court held that there is no illegality in constitution of PM Cares fund, and the receipts of it need not be transferred to the NDRF. As per Court, the money collected under the fund is not Government money, but funds belonging to a trust. Since the PM Cares trust was not funded through budgetary allocations but voluntary contributions, it could function like any other trust in the country. The Court’s judgment essentially equates the PM Cares Trust with other charitable trusts like Tata Trust, Reliance Foundation or Azim Premji Foundation, which are run by private entities and do not need a CAG audit or RTI Act compliance. The writ petition had pointed out that although the coronavirus has affected the entire world, India is the only country which witnessed a humanitarian disaster and a severe economic and employment crisis. This occurred because a draconian nation-wide shutdown was imposed without any expert advice, consultation or due notice. Moreover, the country has also failed to contain Covid-19 and the cases have surged exponentially. It was submitted that these multiple crises occurred due to government’s arbitrary and ad hoc decision making, by issuing over 800 guidelines/notifications within 3 months, and by not consulting experts or following their advice. Therefore, the petitioner had asked for a National Plan to be formulated specifically for Covid-19 by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) which would act as blueprint for all authorities and lay down a strategy to contain the virus and its multiple fallouts. The Court however felt otherwise. The petitioner had also argued that Section 46 of the DMA obliges the government to channel all donations and grants to the NDRF, which has to be used for disaster relief. NDRF is audited by the CAG, comes under the RTI regime and can be scrutinized by the Parliament. PM Cares could not be equated with any ordinary charitable trust since the Prime Minister was the ex-officio Chairman of this Trust. Further, Ministers of Defence, Home and Finance were all ex-officio trustees of the fund. Donations to the fund were sought by the Government itself, though various advertisements and through its official website.No Occasion For CAG Audit Of PM CARES Fund As It Is A Public Charitable Trust: SC [Read Judgment] PM Cares fund uses the name and picture of the Prime Minister himself. Clearly a message was given to the public and corporates that this is the government fund for Covid-19 disaster relief in case they wanted to donate towards disaster management, frontline workers, medical supplies, or relief for migrants etc. In fact, it was only on 19th June, two days after notice was issued in the CPIL’s petition, that the Government formulated a procedure for the public to donate to the NDRF and uploaded the bank account details for making the payment. Clearly the aim of the government was to divert all funds to the PM Cares Trust rather than the NDRF. Therefore, it was no surprise that in just 5 days, from 27th to 31st March, Rs. 3076 crores had already been collected as per the Government website. However, Government has till date not disclosed the amount collected from 1st April onwards or its utilization, which is believed to run into tens of thousands of crores. Under the Companies Act, corporates are obligated to spend two percent of their net profit on CSR activity, which goes into funding many educational, health, environmental and social initiatives. When the Government included donation to the PM Cares fund as a CSR activity, it was obvious that thousands of crores of money would be diverted by corporates, who are only too willing to please the Government, to the PM Cares Fund. In fact, donations over Rs. 2000 crores have been made by public sector companies under various union ministries themselves to this Trust, which is patently public money. If the Government had been transparent about the money collected and its utilization, and had not rejected independent audit and Parliamentary scrutiny, there would have perhaps been no occasion for any misgiving, even if the DMA mandated otherwise. However, the government completely blocked out all information concerning the fund, rejected RTI requests for even basic documents like copy of Trust Deed, appointed an auditor who was reportedly close to the ruling party, and the MPs of the ruling party reportedly did not allow the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to scrutinize the fund. Mala fides were writ large on the government’s attitude which wanted to use the huge sums collected as its private money. The Government’s counter-affidavit was noticeably silent on facts concerning the Trust. The Court therefore, in the first instance, ought to have asked the Government to place all information concerning the fund, the trust deed, the receipts, and the utilization before it. The Court ought to have questioned the Government why it created a parallel fund bypassing the statutory regime. The Government should have been taken to task for resisting a CAG audit or transparency since the Trust was undertaking state functions. A Trust headed by PM, with senior cabinet ministers as trustees, all in their ex-officio capacity, could not have been equated with an ordinary charitable trust. The money in the fund is clearly public money collected for a public purpose and Government could not have been allowed to pretend otherwise. However, the Court did not ask these pertinent questions and rejected the petition. The CPIL judgment, therefore, failed to hold the Government to account on an issue of significant public importance. As the decade draws to a close, one hopes for a return of a time when the Supreme Court was less trustful of the executive and interrogated it more, while guarding the rights of the citizens more vigorously.(The Author is an Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court)(This is an opinion piece and the views are of the author’s, not necessarily reflecting the views of LiveLaw) Next Storylast_img read more

Hobbies make the home

first_img Sponsored Content Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The three ladies were guided by the television artist and painted the same scenes, but none of the three paintings looked alike.“I guess we all developed our own styles,” Irene said.After a while, the ladies “graduated” from the distance learning class and sought further instruction from books and trial and error. He started making other things – plant stands, benches, chests, coffee tables and tables.And, as his wife had gotten better and better with her painting, so did he get better and better with the hammer and saw.Woodworking became a hobby for Orris as painting was for Irene.Their home in Goshen benefited from their handiwork – a gallery of art – hers and his and a very personal place. There hobbies made the home.However, they both enjoy sharing their creations with family and friends.Orris is much like Ivory Soap. He’s sure that 99.44 percent of his woodworking projects have been given away.“I get a joy out of making something but I get more joy out of seeing my family and friends enjoy what I do,” he said. “I’ve sold a few special pieces that people have asked me to make but not many. That’s not why I make things.”Orris likes to take pieces of wood from old barns and dilapidated structures and give them new life.He recently donated his talent as a woodworker to make frames for Ruth Walker’s prints of the old Troy High School.“The school was built in 1919 and closed in 1959,” Orris said. “It was taken down recently to make a place for the new library.”During its 40 years, the old Troy High School offered educations and enlightenments to several thousand young people. Now, it’s just a memory. Unless.“We thought that a lot people would like to have a framed print of the old Troy schoolhouse and that it would be a good fundraiser for Sav-A-Life,” said Lois Finlay, director. “Ruth Walker donated prints of her painting of the Troy High School to Sav-A-Life and Orris Sanders donated his woodworking talent to the project. The framed prints are beautiful and we appreciate the contributions that Ruth and Orris made to this fundraiser.”Orris said the frames are made from wood that came from Troy High School.“The wood came from the walls and different places,” he said. “I planed it and it’s really pretty wood.”The frames made of wood from the old school make the prints even more special.However, Orris also makes frames that are painted orange and blue, the school colors.“The painted frames are not made of wood from the school but we thought some people might like the colored frames,” Orris said.The framed prints are $75 each and are available by calling Sav-A-Life at 334-566-2880.Orris has agreed to make 40 frames for the prints but, if his arm is twisted, he might make a few more.“I enjoy doing things that bring joy to others,” he said. “I just finished a chest for a friend that’s made from the wood off a barn that was built back in the late 1800s. I think that he’ll like it. If he does, that’s the only pay I need.”Orris left his workshop to take a truckload of boys down to the river fishing. No matter that the temperature was nearing 100 degrees. He was off on another pastime that brings him another kind of enjoyment.His wife waved from the back door and retreated inside to the easel and the air conditioner. “We started painting with watercolors because that’s what the artist used,” Irene said. “But then we started using oils and liked them better. We could work with them longer and it was easier to cover mistakes.”With experience, Irene said she became more confident in her ability to express herself on canvas. And, as she became more “expressive,” he husband became her biggest fan.“The paintings were so pretty that I thought she needed some really nice frames for them,” Orris said. “I’d not ever done any woodworking but I’d done a lot of building and fixing things on the farm so I knew how to use the tools. So, I decided to make frames for Irene’s paintings.”The handmade frames enhanced the paintings, really “set them off.” So, Orris “signed on” as the official frame-maker for his wife’s paintings. And, along the way, he discovered that he had a latent talent – woodworking. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 9:34 pm Friday, June 3, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Back in the 1980s, W.O. (Orris) Sanders was busy with his ministry – visiting the members of the congregation and doing other business of the church. His wife, Irene, supported and encouraged her husband in his ministry so she was used to his being away from home a good bit the time.But she needed something to occupy her time during the hours her husband was off doing the work God had called him to do.“I needed a hobby,” Irene Sanders said, with a smile. “Two friends of mine and I decided that we wanted to try painting. There was a weekly television show where an artist demonstrated the basic techniques of painting. To learn, we recorded the show and would play it back and stop it at different places. We did that for a couple of years and we got better all along.” Book Nook to reopen Skip Hobbies make the home By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Art on display This scuplture, titled ‘The Strider from Chernobyl’, is one of several on display at Rondal Godwin’s “park” in Brundidge. 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Manhunt underway for suspect behind fires at three resorts in Hawaii

first_imgHonolulu Police Department(HONOLULU) — Police are searching for a person of interest in a string of fires at three high-rise resorts in Hawaii over a three-day span. The Honolulu Police Department released images of an unidentified person on Wednesday, asking for information about his whereabouts. The images were taken from surveillance video at the scene of each fire in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, police said. Authorities declined to say how the fires were started, but investigators said they appeared to be intentional.The blazes caused nearly $2 million in damages, according to the the Honolulu Fire Department. Honolulu Fire Capt. Scot Seguirant said all three fires started at night in a hallway on floors with guest rooms.Guests were forced to evacuate in each case. There were no injuries reported.The first incident occurred Sunday night when a suspect ignited two blazes on two separate floors at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, causing about $4,000 in damages, authorities said. Hotel security officers responded to fire alarms and quickly extinguished the fires.The second blaze broke out the following night on the 14th floor of the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, located less than a mile away from the scene of the first fire, authorities said.Seguirant said a fire alarm and sprinkler system were activated, which alerted guests and contained the fire quickly.Police confirmed that an accelerant had been used to ignite that fire, causing an estimated $1.8 million in damages.“While the guests were evacuated from the hotel, two rooms had been burglarized,” the police department said. “A male was seen on video surveillance carrying at least two backpacks that appear similar to the ones taken in the burglary.”The final fire in the trio broke out on Tuesday night on the 28th floor of Hilton Hawaiian Village Grand Waikikian Tower, where hotel workers extinguished the blaze with a fire extinguisher. Authorities said the fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes near Salt Lake City

first_imgThe @UtahDepOfHealth state lab is assessing damage and currently down. The poison control center has been evacuated and the @UtahCoronavirus hotline is down.— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) March 18, 2020 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall tweeted, amid the coronavirus outbreak, “I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake.”“But here we are, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely,” she tweeted. “The City is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe.” Kierra Dotson, digital news manager at ABC Salt Lake affiliate KTVX, tweeted that she was at the airport when the quake hit.Dotson noted that she didn’t see any injuries or damage but that she was feeling aftershocks.An early warning for earthquakes? There’s an app for that.Power has been knocked out to 55,000 customers, including at the ABC Salt Lake affiliate KTVX studio, where anchor Brian Carlson said he felt over 20 aftershocks.Abby Huntsman, former co-host of ABC’s “The View,” told ABC News, “I didn’t expect to be woken up by a 5.7 earthquake. All I could think to do in that moment was to run and grab my sleeping kids. Now we are experiencing several aftershocks.”“These things are unforgettable, and remind us that while coronavirus is an immediate concern, earthquakes and other natural disasters can be quite dangerous and require families and communities to be prepared,” Huntsman said. “Praying everyone in Utah is OK this morning.” It is very likely that you will feel aftershocks today.— Utah Emergency Mgmt (@UtahEmergency) March 18, 2020 ESPN reporter Holly Rowe tweeted that she was “just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City.”“We are all safe,” Rowe tweeted. “Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.” Petrovich9/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, early Wednesday, knocking out the state’s coronavirus hotline, according to the governor.This was the state’s largest earthquake since 1992, according to Utah Emergency Management. @KUTV2News Damage to the Zions Bank/JC Penny building on Main St. and 300 S. After the earthquake this morning! pic.twitter.com/PoYJpFkSpp— Sara Turner (@Mrs_Cha24) March 18, 2020Utah Department of Health employees are being told to not report to any department buildings in the wake of the earthquake, even though the coronavirus pandemic is intensifying.“Assessments are being made and we will send another alert when buildings are clear to be occupied,” the department tweeted. “If you are currently teleworking or telecommuting, please continue to do so.The state’s public health lab is also being assessed for damage, halting lab operations.Salt Lake City schools were already closed due to coronavirus, but because of the quake, district officials said they won’t be able to provide food, laptops or iPads to students Wednesday. Just shaken out of sound sleep by 5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City. We are all safe. Please Pray for no further aftershocks. Please pray for all of us.— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) March 18, 2020 I know the last thing we need right now is an earthquake, but here we are, and it sounds like aftershocks are likely. The City is assessing the situation now and I’ll circle back with an update when I have it. Be safe. #utpol #slc— SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) March 18, 2020 There are no official reports of injuries, but the Salt Lake City Airport has been knocked out of operation, officials said. Just felt the first earthquake of my life. That was crazy. pic.twitter.com/aWew7EOrIt— Dave Noriega (@davenoriega) March 18, 2020Dr. Scott Williams, a Salt Lake City physician, told ABC News, just after 7 a.m. local time, “my house just started shaking fairly violently. And my first thought was, ‘has a truck gone off the road and is coming into my house?’”“It lasted about 15, 20 seconds, shaking pretty hard,” he said. “Then I felt swaying for about another 15 seconds.”Williams added, “we’re all supposed to be social distancing and now we all need to get together and check on each other.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more