‘Miracle’ boy found alive after falling down drainage pipe in Los Angeles: Fire official

first_imgLAFD(LOS ANGELES) — A 13-year-old boy was found alive this morning after falling through a wooden plank on Sunday and being washed away into a network of drainage pipes in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.Jesse Hernandez, who was scared, cold and hungry when he was found, is “alert and talking,” the fire department said.Jesse was rescued early this morning after being trapped in the pipe system overnight.The accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. local time on Sunday when the boy fell about 25 feet into a sewer pipe, the fire department said.Jesse’s family was picnicking nearby as part of its annual Easter tradition before the boy went missing, fire department official said. The fire department told ABC station KABC in Los Angeles that Jesse and his friends had climbed over a chain-link fence near Griffith Park and entered an abandoned maintenance shed. Jesse then fell after a wooden plank he was standing on gave way.The pipes, which run parallel the Los Angeles River and cross under freeways, are 4 feet in diameter, the fire department said. The pipes are filled with 2 feet or more of liquid that moves at 15 mph, the fire department said.Teams from the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and experts from the Bureaus of Sanitation, Engineering and Contract Administration were among the officials who worked to analyze the 6,400-feet pipe system and conduct the search.Cameras used to inspect pipes for repair were employed as part of the rescue effort, the fire department said.The fire department, working with the Bureau of Sanitation, pinpointed the search area to a one-mile radius, and intelligence then narrowed the search down to a 6,400-foot section of pipe, LAFD Captain Erik Scott told ABC News.That’s where rescuers opened a maintenance hatch and found Jesse, who was scared, cold and hungry, Scott said. Jesse saw a glimpse of light when the sewage hatch was opening, Scott said. He commended the teen for being smart enough to stay by the light.As rescuers checked his vitals, crew members handed him a phone to call his mother, who was relieved to hear his voice, Scott said.Scott said crews were extremely concerned that Jesse wouldn’t be found safe due to the fall and the hazardous material inside the pipes. Scott said he has never seen so many men hold back their tears when they saved the teenager.Jesse was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, the fire department said.“We would like to thank the entire Hernandez family for their patience and optimism,” the department said. “From start to finish, this was an unprecedented team effort and the LAFD would like to recognize the excellent teamwork among all agencies involved.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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ADES closes rig deal with Nabors

first_imgADES International, a London-listed provider of onshore and offshore drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa, has completed the acquisition of three offshore jack-up rigs in the Arabian Gulf from Nabors Industries. The initial announcement about the acquisition of these three operating rigs from subsidiaries of Nabors came in December 2017. The total purchase price of the deal with Nabors was $83 million, payable in a combination of cash and ADES shares.ADES then in May secured a new loan from Alinma bank, one of the Saudi-based financial institutions, to finance the acquisition of three jack-ups from Nabors and other potential deals.The acquisition closed on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, following the fulfillment of the conditions precedent agreed upon in the purchase and sale agreement (PSA), which included the renewal of two of the rigs’ expired drilling contracts, ADES informed in a statement on Wednesday.The rigs are currently contracted by a major national oil company in the Arabian Gulf and are expected to add approximately $140 million to ADES’ backlog. They have been renamed to Admarine 655, Admarine 656 and Admarine 657.According to ADES, Admarine 655 is currently undergoing an ABS recertification process in the shipyard, while Admarine 656 and Admarine 657 will generate revenue immediately, with their material impact expected to be weighted towards 2H 2018 earnings.Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Mohamed Farouk, Chief Executive Officer of ADES International Holding, said: “This transaction adds three offshore drilling rigs to our existing fleet, thereby enhancing our position in our core business and reflecting our continued commitment to the Arabian Gulf’s offshore shallow water drilling market. The acquisition brings our jack-up offshore drilling rigs to thirteen, making us one of the main players in the MENA region.”last_img read more

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(CFU) ScotiaBank 2016 Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship…

first_imgGuyana tamed 3-2 by SurinameGuyana’s Senior National Men’s team, the Golden Jaguars,suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of their Surinamese counterparts when third round action in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) ScotiaBank 2016 Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship commenced.Guyana opened the scoring through Marcel Barrington in the 5th minute, a lead which they held throughout the first half before the Surinamese,through Mitchell Kissor,drew level in the 57th.Both teams pushed to find that extra step to give them the lead but it would take the first bout of extra time before Suriname took the lead for the first time in the game through a goal from Galgyto Talea in the 105th minute.They increased their lead just four minutes later through Ivanildo Ronzenblad and effectively ended the game for the Jags, whose consolation goal came through Kai McKenzie-Lyle in the final minute.Guyana now return home to host Jamaica on Tuesday at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora.last_img read more

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Northwestern looks to knock off No. 20 Penn State

first_imgNorthwestern looks to knock off No. 20 Penn State For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 20 Penn State (21-9, 11-8) vs. Northwestern (7-22, 2-17)Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 20 Penn State looks to give Northwestern its 16th straight loss to ranked opponents. Northwestern’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 20 Michigan Wolverines 61-52 on Feb. 6, 2018. Penn State came up short in a 79-71 game at home to Michigan State on Tuesday. Associated Press center_img SUPER SENIORS: Penn State’s Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins and Myreon Jones have collectively accounted for 51 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 66 percent of all Nittany Lions points over the last five games.LIKEABLE LAMAR: Stevens has connected on 26.1 percent of the 88 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 9 over the last three games. He’s also converted 72.1 percent of his foul shots this season.PERFECT WHEN: Penn State is a perfect 16-0 when it scores at least 75 points. The Nittany Lions are 5-9 when scoring any fewer than 75.COLD SPELL: Northwestern has lost its last seven home games, scoring an average of 60.3 points while giving up 74.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Penn State offense has recorded a turnover on only 16 percent of its possessions, which is the 25th-best rate in the nation. The Northwestern defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.5 percent of all possessions (ranked 326th among Division I teams).___ March 5, 2020last_img read more

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Nassib, Pugh sign contracts with Giants

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For a moment on Thursday, Ryan Nassib was the only player selected in the 2013 NFL Draft who had yet to sign a contract. Only for a moment, though, before the New York Giants announced that the former Syracuse quarterback had signed.The signing came just hours after former SU tackle Justin Pugh, the Giants’ first-round pick, signed his contract. Both are due to report to training camp Friday.Nassib, who was projected by many as a potential first rounder but slipped into the fourth round, took to his personal Twitter account to express his excitement about getting his deal done.O man, it’s official! Now the fun begins. #NYG— Ryan Nassib (@Ryan_Nassib) July 26, 2013AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPugh agreed to terms early in the day, his agency Octagon Sports announced on its Twitter account, before Pugh tweeted a photo of himself signing the contract in the evening.I have officially signed with The New York Football Giants. Couldn’t be happier! pic.twitter.com/lkkYivGy5o— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh67) July 25, 2013The Giants later confirmed both signings. Comments Published on July 26, 2013 at 12:42 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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Big Ben, Steelers Rally Past Lions 37-27

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) gets into the end zone ahead of Detroit Lions strong safety Glover Quin (27) for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)WILL GRAVESAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Backed up and fed up, Ben Roethlisberger provided a vivid reminder to his critics and the Detroit Lions of just how dangerous he and his suddenly surging team remain.The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 5 minutes as the Steelers rallied to beat the Lions 37-27.The victory capped a contentious week in which Roethlisberger refuted speculation he may seek a trade in the offseason and rumors the franchise would like him to take a more “cerebral” approach to the game.He responded by calling most of the plays against an aggressive but immature defense as Pittsburgh put together its most productive offensive day in more than two years.“It feels awesome to win it the way we did,” Roethlisberger said mounting the 31st comeback victory of his 10-year career.Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates with wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) after the two connected for a touchdown catch in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar).Roethlisberger led the Steelers 97 yards for the go-ahead touchdown after the Lions botched a fake field-goal attempt early in the fourth quarter, hitting Will Johnson for a 1-yard touchdown to put Pittsburgh up 30-27 with 4:46 remaining.Pittsburgh safety Will Allen picked off Matthew Stafford on Detroit’s next possession and returned it to the Lions 30. Five plays later Roethlisberger lobbed a 20-yard strike to Jerricho Cotchery to extend the cushion to 10 points as the Steelers (4-6) won their second straight to keep the Lions (6-4) winless in Pittsburgh for 58 years and counting.Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 147 yards and two scores and Pittsburgh’s defense rebounded from a horrific second quarter to hold high-powered Detroit in check during the second half.Stafford threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, surpassing Bobby Layne’s team record for career passing yards in the process. Calvin Johnson hauled in six passes for 179 yards and both scores, but Detroit’s two stars disappeared over the final 30 minutes.The Steelers limited Stafford to just 3 of 16 passing after halftime, while Johnson was shut out.“We knew they’d make plays and get yards,” Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark said. “We just wanted to make plays and stop them when it counted and we were able to do that.”Still, the Lions entered the fourth quarter with the lead thanks to a 27-point deluge in the second quarter. Detroit had a chance to push the advantage to a touchdown. But rather than have David Akers attempt a short field goal, the Lions opted to run a fake. Holder Sam Martin, however, fumbled while fighting for the necessary 5 yards and the Steelers recovered.“I got hit by a 350-pound man,” Martin said.  “I don’t think I had the first down, but regardless, that guy made a great play.”The Lions appeared to take control of the NFC North with a win on the road at Chicago last week but let the momentum vanish during a meek second half in which they appeared rattled by soggy conditions at Heinz Field and their own mind-boggling success during the highest-scoring second quarter in franchise history.“We just didn’t execute,” Stafford said. “That’s what it boils down to.”Detroit’s collapse was hard to imagine following a dazzling 15 minutes in which Johnson and Stafford did whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted.Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said last week he couldn’t wait for the chance to go “mano-a-mano” with the NFL’s best receiver. Like nearly every player who has lined up across the line of scrimmage from Johnson over last three years, the matchup looked like a mismatch.At least, for a while.Detroit spotted the Steelers an early 14-0 lead and just 6:37 to set a franchise record for points in a quarter. Johnson, as he tends to be, was right in the middle of it. He started the onslaught with an impossibly easy 79-yard touchdown, taking a heave from Stafford at the Pittsburgh 40 and then practically jogging into the end zone to make it 14-10.Johnson was at it again the next time the Lions had the ball, beating the coverage to the inside for a 19-yard score to tie the game at 17.Taylor became so frustrated that at one point he was flagged for holding and pass interference on Johnson on consecutive plays late in the first half, though the penalties served their purpose. Rather than get a last-second touchdown to go up by 10 at the break, the Lions were forced to kick a field goal and settle for a 27-20 lead.Just as abruptly as the eruption began, it stopped. Detroit did little in the second half while the Steelers stoked — for another week at least — whatever flickering hopes they have of getting back to .500 and perhaps beyond.“We’ve got to keep this thing going,” Cotchery said. “Our margin for error is nonexistent right now. We feel good about this team and we’re going to keep grinding.”NOTES: Stafford now has 16,005 career passing yards to blow past Layne’s club record of 15,710. Stafford’s first touchdown pass to Johnson was the 100th of his career. He reached the plateau in his 55th career game, the fourth-fastest in NFL history. … Johnson has gone over 1,000 yards in four straight seasons, tying Herman Moore’s club record. … Cotchery has a career-high seven touchdowns.last_img read more

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Googles Cloud Robotics platform to be launched in 2019 will combine the

first_imgEarlier this week, Google announced its plans to launch a ‘Cloud Robotics platform’ for developers in 2019. Since the early onset of ‘cloud robotics’ in the year 2010, Google has explored various aspects of the cloud robotics field. Now, with the launch of Cloud Robotics platform, Google will combine the power of AI, robotics and the cloud to deploy cloud-connected collaborative robots. The platform will encourage efficient robotic automation in highly dynamic environments. The core infrastructure of the Platform will be open source and users will pay only for what services they use. Features of Cloud Robotics platform: #1 Critical infrastructure The platform will introduce secure and robust connectivity between robots and the cloud. Kubernetes will be used for the management and distribution of digital assets. Stackdriver will assist with the logging, monitoring, alerting, and dashboarding processes. Developers will gain access to Google’s data management and AI capabilities, ranging from Cloud Bigtable to Cloud AutoML. The standardized data types and open APIs will help developers build reusable automation components. Moreover, open APIs support interoperability, which means integrators can compose end-to-end solutions with collaborative robots from different vendors. #2 Specialized tools The tools provided with this platform will help developers to build, test, and deploy software for robots with ease. Composing and deploying automation solutions in customers’ environments through system integrators can be done easily. Operators can monitor robot fleets and ongoing missions, as well. Plus, users have to only pay for the services they use. That being said, if a user decides to move to another cloud provider, they can take their data with them! #3 Fostering powerful first-party services and third-partyy innovation Google’s initial Cloud Robotics services can be applied to various use cases like robot localization and object tracking. The services will process sensor data from multiple sources and use machine learning to obtain information and insights about the state of the physical world. It will encourage an ecosystem of hardware, and applications, that can be used and re-used for collaborative automation. #4 Industrial Automation made easy Industrial automation requires extensive custom integration. Collaborative robots can help improve flexibility of the overall process.  It will help save costs and vendor lock ins. That being said, it is difficult to program robots to understand and react to the unpredictable changes of the physical human world. The Google Cloud platform will solve these issues by providing flexible automation services like Cartographer service, Spatial Intelligence service and Object Intelligence service Watch this video to know more about these services: Alternatively, head over to Google’s Blog to know more about this announcement. Read Next What’s new in Google Cloud Functions serverless platform Cloud Filestore: A new high performance storage option by Google Cloud Platform Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS): How Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and AWS are democratizing Artificial Intelligencelast_img read more

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