Monthly Archives: September 2016

Dutch take Pokemon Go makers to court

Dutch authorities are taking the US makers of Pokemon Go to court, after the company failed to meet pleas to stop hordes of fans flocking to protected beaches. Since the game was launched in The Netherlands, thousands of fans have been crowding the vast, windswept beaches of Kijkduin where hundreds of the game's most popular cartoon monsters spawn daily. The smartphone app uses satellite locations, graphics and the phone's camera capabilities to overlay the cartoon monsters onto real-world settings. But the small coastal village of Kijkduin, south of The Hague, has been inundated with players, triggering concern for the protected dunes surrounding the beaches. The authorities now "want to ban these small virtual animals in protected areas and in the streets from 11pm to 7am," the municipality said in a statement. The case will...
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Jim Carrey’s Irish girlfriend Cathriona White wrongful death suit

Heartbreaking court documents have been revealed in Jim Carrey's suicidal girlfriend's wrongful death case. The shock papers, filed to Los Angeles Superior Court by Irish Catriona White's ex husband Mark Butler, reveal a tormented side to the Irish make-up artist, who committed suicide on September 28, 2015. Butler is suing Carrey over his estranged wife's death, claiming the Hollywod actor enabled her to commit suicide by providing the drugs which were prescribed to the actor's alledged pseudonym Arthur King. Source: Cathriona White wrongful death suit: Full court documents...
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Mia Farrow’s adopted son Thaddeus dies in a car accident

Mia Farrow's adopted son has died at the age of 27. Thaddeus was reportedly found "suffering from a life threatening injury" on Wednesday and later passed away in hospital. According to TMZ , Connecticut police responded to a call at Roxbury, Connecticut, at around 12:45pm and found Thaddeus "gravely injured in his car along Route 67". Mia, 71, adopted Thaddeus in 1994 from India, years after she separated from director Woody Allen. He was paraplegic meaning he had loss of feeling in his legs - due to polio, a rare viral infection. Source: Mia Farrow's adopted son Thaddeus dies in a car accident aged 27 - Irish Mirror Online...
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EMBRACE FARM launched for families affected by farm accidents

Brian Rohan of EMBRACE FARM has welcomed a Teagasc initiative launced at today's National Ploughing Championships that will provide a service to families affected by such farm accidents and tragedies to assist them cope in the immediate aftermath.The service will be on a case-by-case basis and can be accessed by the family contacting their local Teagasc office. It will be a free service and will deal with technical, management and scheme assistance.The new service was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed.Speaking at the launch, Director of Teagasc, Professor Gerry Boyle said: “Teagasc is delighted to provide this service in association with EMBRACE FARM and the farm safety partnership. Source:  Leinster Express...
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Family sues car seat maker after child injured in crash

carseat The family believes that the company markets a booster seat that didn’t properly protect their daughter in a 2014 crash that left her with lifelong injuries. An attorney told Action News Jax that the company should help pay medical bills as well as for the care that the girl will need for years because of injuries she suffered in the crash. The 5-year-old girl suffered a permanent spinal injury two years ago in a crash on Jacksonville’s Southside. The driver who turned in front of the family was cited for the crash. The family is also suing the driver, and asking for a jury trial. The lawsuit said Evenflo routinely markets booster seats for children who are not yet big enough...
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‘The biggest mistake I made was not wearing a safety helmet’

Rushing to finish plastering a new house, he fell through a broken wooden plank and suffered a traumatic brain injury. “When I woke up first, I didn’t know my wife, my family, didn’t know I had cows or a farm or what I had,” he recalls in an online video. A positive attitude and the help of a loving family has helped pull him through, but he still laments the fact he wasn’t wearing a safety helmet when the accident happened. “In over 40 years plastering, I never even cut a finger. We were plastering a gable-end house when the accident happened. We were putting up some scaffolding. My son was just passing up a second plank when the one I was standing on broke. I think...
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Hollyoaks deny being ‘insensitive’ to Alton Towers rollercoaster victims

Hollyoaks bosses have been forced to deny allegations that an upcoming storyline, focussing on dangerous events at a fairground, is insensitive to victims of the Alton Towers 'Smiler' accident.

Here's how it all went down...

Earlier today, The Sun suggested that sources on the Channel 4 soap complained about the story, reasoning that airing it would be disrespectful to victims injured from when 'The Smiler' crashed in June 2015.

Vicky Balch, 20, Leah Washington, 18, Joe Pugh, 19, and Daniel Thorpe, 28, were all seriously injured when a carriage on the rollercoaster collided with an empty car.

Source: Hollyoaks bosses DENY that its upcoming Halloween stunt is 'insensitive' to Alton Towers rollercoaster victims...
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Doctors had to piece woman’s skull back together after ski accident

As she skied down the mountain slopes on a bright sunny day with the wind in her hair, Kathryn Taylor-Barnes couldn’t have felt more elated. On a break in Switzerland, the 45-year-old GP from Richmond, Surrey, was just thinking how perfect the conditions were. Ahead of her was her fiancé Michael. They had come on holiday with the couple who had introduced them two years earlier. "Then, out of nowhere, I felt a sudden impact," says Kathyrn. "There was a heavy knock on the left side of my helmet which felt like the blow of a hammer. "While I had been travelling less than 10 miles an hour, a skier on the much faster red slope, who hadn’t seen me, had veered into me at terrific speed....
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Trapped Mont Blanc cable car passengers rescued

Passengers trapped in cable cars high over the slopes of Mont Blanc are being brought back to an altitude station after repairs to tangled cables were completed successfully, the cable car operator said. Emergency workers scrambled at first light to rescue 33 people, including one child, who were stuck in the cars overnight. The cable cars got stuck at an altitude of 3,800 metres last night, trapping around 110 people. Source: Trapped cable car passengers rescued - RTÉ News...
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Champion Irish rower in critical condition after freak fall

Glowing tributes have poured in for a champion Irish athlete, who sustained serious head injuries in a freak fall, just hours after celebrating winning a bronze medal at the FISU World University Rowing Championships, in Poznan, Poland. Ailish Sheehan, (23), from Kildimo, Co Limerick, accidentally fell on a footpath last Sunday evening. Hours earlier she and her teammates Rebecca Edwards, Annie Withers and Gillian Cooper, crossed the finish line in to take bronze for Team Great Britain. Sheehan’s family, including her parents John and Catherine, and sisters Niamh and Aine, are keeping a vigil at her hospital bedside. John and Catherine have asked friends and family to pray for their daughter’s recovery. Full article at source: Champion Irish rower in critical condition at World University championships...
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