A federal judge is considering whether an airline should pay damages to a Connecticut woman who has been injured in a plane crash that occurred in Guyana in 2011.According to the Associated Press (AP), Judge Michael Shea in Hartford presided over a three-day, non-jury trial earlier this month in a lawsuit by Waterbury resident Indrawatie Shiwbodh against Caribbean Airlines. The judge is expected to rule sometime after February 9, when final briefs are due.Flashback: The CAL plane when it crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri back in 2011Shiwbodh, formerly of East Haven, was among 157 passengers and six crew members on a Boeing 737 that overshot the runway and broke in half at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on July 30, 2011. No one died, but dozens were injured. The flight originated from Kennedy Airport in New York.Investigators concluded that coordination between the captain and co-pilot broke down as the plane landed, that the pilots failed to reduce excess power during landing, and that they did not use the plane’s full deceleration capabilities.The airline has settled all other claims in connection with the crash. Lawsuits were filed by more than 150 other passengers, including Shiwbodh’s husband and adult daughter, said John Maggio, a New York-based lawyer for Caribbean Airlines. Terms of the settlements are confidential, and the airline has not admitted to any wrongdoing in any of the cases, he said.Shiwbodh’s husband, Yadram, on Wednesday referred questions to the couple’s lawyers, who did not return phone and email messages seeking comment.Passengers on the plane have described how the landing initially seemed normal and there was applause, which quickly turned to screams, with people and luggage being tossed about the cabin.According to the Associated Press, documents in Indrawatie Shiwbodh’s court case say her head struck the seat in front of her, causing a laceration to her forehead that required several stitches to close. While getting out of the wreck, she had to jump off a wing about 12 feet above the ground, aggravating a lower back injury and injuring her right knee and right ankle, the documents say.Shiwbodh also suffered “substantial” mental trauma as well as financial damages from being unable to work because of her injuries, her attorneys said. She said she has racked up more than US$125,000 in medical expenses and has lost more than US$130,000 in income.Lawyers for the airline said in court documents that Shiwbodh’s damages should be limited to the head wound and other injuries caused by the crash, and not the injuries that occurred after she jumped off the wing, according to AP.
Dodger Dogs threatened: Animal-rights activists have called for an end to Dodger Dog sales due to what they are calling harsh treatment of whatever animals’ entrails are used in the making of the “dogs.” “We’re really not sure what those animals are, but we have a problem with the fact they are treated inhumanely and slaughtered before they’re cooked,” said activist D. Fend Canine. “But it’s really the only way we can do it,” said an anonymous vendor. “Otherwise they keep jumping out of the buns.” We’ve just got to try harder: Los Angeles is listed fourth in the country for incidents of road rage. “It’s not that we aren’t as angry as other cities,” said traffic expert Crash Daily. “We’re just too busy paying attention to traffic reports and the Phil Spector trial to know which idiot just cut us off.” So that’s why so many candidates: The builder of the largest theater and stadium stages in the world has admitted that it is behind the burgeoning volume of candidates running for president. “The real reason that more candidates are waiting in the wings to announce is because they can’t fit on the already crowded stages,” said an executive for Mushrooming Stages Inc. “With over 20 aspirants announced as nominees and plenty more waiting in the wings, there’s a need for larger stages for the presidential debates. When we figured that we started sending donations to any candidate with two legs … though if a one-legged candidate wants to run, we’ll send them money, too.” Hizzoner not finished yet: Officials in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office say that the election of Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic was only the first step in forming a school board in Villaraigosa’s likeness. “We still have a lot of work to do,” said the mayor’s chief educational aide, Ray Cortines. “As soon as the final votes are in, Tamar and Richard will be undergoing plastic surgery, and other than height, we’re talking Antonio-identical.” Now it’s not worth even more: This past Monday, the U.S. Postal Service added another 2 cents to its postage, making a first-class stamp cost 41 cents. Despite the increase, most postal workers will continue not to make eye contact with you. Maybe they’ll believe him: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, fending off a lot of heat from Congress for lying about the firings of federal prosecutors, is considering stepping down. “Not because of any wrongdoing,” said the president’s lawyer and friend, “but so I can spend more time not answering questions from my family.” Did it include the undercoating? Chrysler Corp. was sold this past week to Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, for more than $7 billion. Despite the sale, Chrysler officials said they “were losing money on the deal” and were only doing it for $7 billion “because we like Cerberus.” Fired!!!! Finally – Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” was not picked up on NBC’s Fall Schedule, but all is not lost for The Donald. “I’ve just signed a three-year deal with the network for my hair,” said Trump. “It’s less costly than me and not near as obnoxious.” “We would have backed Lauritzen,” added an anonymous staffer. “But he refused to let go of the beard.” Soul4Sale: In what is fast becoming a booming promotional venture, television and film studio publicity departments are focusing on a Web-oriented strategy of getting bloggers to write positive news and reviews of their shows and films. “Bloggers and sites that might be willing to massage their views into something that spark their readers to check out our shows are getting easier and easier to find,” said advertising executive Bert Sales. “The bloggers haven’t been subtle about their availability.” Sites like WillWriteBlogForFood.com, ThinkJimBelishiIsFunny.net, and WouldlovetomeetPamAnderson.org have already been set up. “What works for selling programming and films,” said political consultant Frank Lunch, “works great for politics, too.” Domain names like WillVoteTwice.com, McCainIsntThatOld.net, HillaryIsHot.com and MostMoneyGetsOurVote.com have already been reserved by bloggers who, some longtime political experts say, may have set them up for purely political reasons. Steve Young blogs at greatfailure.com, a completely nonpartisan site now accepting trips, hotel rooms and gifts from your studio, campaign or sales division.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Matteo Darmian Manchester United expect to wrap up the signing of full-back Matteo Darmian within the next 24 hours.The Red Devils have agreed a fee of around €18m (£12.9m), plus add-ons, with Torino and are now finalising terms with the Italy international.Louis van Gaal had made it a priority to sign an experienced right-back this summer having used Antonio Valencia in that position for much of last season.Darmian, who has been capped 13 times by Italy, fits the bill and his versatility is believed to be a key factor behind the move, with the 25-year-old also able to operate in the centre of defence.He will become United’s second signing of the summer, following the £25million arrival of Memphis Depay from PSV.Torino president Urbano Cairo hinted earlier this week that Darmian could depart after four seasons at the club.“I told Darmian last year after the World Cup that if offers arrived for him I could not sell him then,” Cairo told the Italian press.“We had already sold (Ciro) Immobile and (Alessio) Cerci and I could not afford to lose another excellent player. But I promised him we would review his situation this summer.“Football is like this and it’s normal that an extraordinary man like Matteo wants to try and win the Champions League. Torino can’t win the Champions League.”With Darmian arriving, United will listen to offers for Rafael after the Brazilian failed to convince Van Gaal of his worth last season. 1
POSTPONED: ALL DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE games have been postponed due to unrelenting weather currently afflicting the county.Storm Desmond has battered Donegal for over 24 hours now and shows no signs of stopping. The storm has caused devastating flooding all over Donegal – and many major roads are unpassable.The committee of the Donegal Junior League have decided to postpone ALL fixtures scheduled for tomorrow in all three of their leagues.Donegl Junior League PRO, Gary Foy issued the following statement via Facebook earlier this evening.Gary Foy wrote, “UPDATE!! The Donegal Junior League have decided to postponed all League games scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday). That is to say the Premier, 1st and 2nd Divisions of the Donegal League.“All Junior Cup Fixtures will be decided in the morning.“I will keep all informed of any further developments.The USL fixture between Letterkenny Rovers and Swilly Rovers at the AURA remains on – but there will be a pitch inspection at 8am tomorrow morning.STORM DESMOND: ALL DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCHES POSTPONED was last modified: December 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
Prizes won by Illistrin in 2013/2014.Boys and Girls Cumman na mBunscoil for large schools football,Loreto Cup,Fran Fields football cups,boys and girls. Medal winners from Illistrin in track and field events during the year.Winning team on sports day 2014 Special awards for these great children,drama,Gaelic football,spelling b and gymnasticsEimear Devenney and Conor O Donnell overall sports star awards for 2014 Trocaire national awards for sixth class pupils,Sarah,Vanessa and Wictoria with the principal Tom FeeneyCultural award for rural respecting difference programme with junior infant winners Sarah and Zelda.Environmental award winners 5th class winners Kelly and Daniel.Attendance awards for full attendance 2013/2014 PICTURE SPECIAL: ILLISTRIN NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE-GIVING was last modified: June 19th, 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:2014Illistrin National School