Thousands gather for London terror attack vigil

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDays after London, UK experienced its third terror attack in as many months, thousands gathered at London Bridge to hold a vigil for the most recent victims.On Saturday, seven people were left dead and 48 injured when a group of three men drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge and attacked both police and pedestrians near Borough Market with 12-inch knives. Two of the three attackers were unprecedentedly killed by a round of fire from police. The attackers who were killed by police have been identified as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane. The vigil was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who described the attack as “barbaric” and said that, “London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life.” Thousands of flowers were left in tribute near the Thames and a moment of silence was observed. The Bahamas High Commission has confirmed that all Commission staff as well as those of the Bahamas Tourist and Maritime Offices are safe.#MaganeticMediaNews#LondonBridgeTerrorAttacklast_img read more

Skateboarder struck and killed by car in Mission Bay

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: September 17, 2018 September 17, 2018 Skateboarder struck and killed by car in Mission Bay SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 22-year-old man riding a skateboard was struck and killed when he fell off his skateboard and ran after it into traffic in Mission Bay, police said Monday.It happened shortly before 8:40 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The man was riding his skateboard eastbound on West Mission Bay Drive when he lost control of it, chased after it across the eastbound lanes and center divider and was struck in the left lane of westbound West Mission Bay Drive by a 25-year-old man driving a Nissan sedan, Buttle said.The victim was transported to a hospital with major injuries, where he later died, Buttle said. His name was withheld pending family notification.The Nissan driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with officers, Buttle said.Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors in the collision, Buttle said.Department traffic division officers were investigating the collision. last_img read more

State Officials Provide Advice For Preventing Mulch Fires

first_imgSTOW, MA — “Every year around this time, we experience many fires started by cigarettes tossed into piles of bark mulch, which is combustible and can easily catch fire,” says State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “We are asking smokers to dispose of their smoking materials responsibly in order to prevent fires. Don’t toss cigarette butts into mulch or a pile of dried leaves.”“Businesses and homeowners that are sprucing up their landscaping should also provide and maintain safe receptacles for disposing of smoking materials so that people won’t start fires by tossing cigarettes into the mulch,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey, “Metal containers with sand are best.”“If you see a smoldering mulch pile, please call 9-1-1 so the fire department can make sure it is truly extinguished. Mulch can smolder for a long time before erupting into flames,” said Ostroskey.In the past five years (2013 – 2017), there have been 231 fires that started in mulch and spread to buildings. These 231 fires caused one civilian death, one civilian injury, 16 fire service injuries and property damages of $10.2 million. Fires that start on the exterior of buildings are usually not detected early, and by the time they enter the building to trigger a fire alarm, smoke detector or sprinkler system, the fire is already large. Fortunately, many mulch fires are caught and extinguished before spreading to a building or motor vehicle.Mulch FireFactorOn the Department of Fire Service’s website, there is a Mulch FireFactor, an educational hand-out in both English and Spanish on mulch fire safety and the Fire Code. It can be used by fire departments to educate the community on the regulation and for building managers, landscapers and companies that store and sell mulch, to educate their staff.Nurseries, Landscapers and Property Managers Need to Know the RulesFire officials want to remind building owners, property managers, nurseries and landscaping companies about the proper placement and storage of mulch in order to prevent these types of fires. Ostroskey said, “It’s important for mulch storage piles to be 30’ apart to keep fires from spreading.”Keep Mulch 18” Away From BuildingsHere are some tips for property managers and building owners on how to prevent mulch fires:Keep wood mulch 18” away from combustible exteriors of buildings such as wood or vinyl siding and decks. Don’t put it right up against the building.Use materials such as pea stone or crushed rock for the first 18” as a barrier around the foundation of the building and around gas and electrical meters.Provide proper receptacles for smoking materials.State Fire Code on Mulch ApplicationThe Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00, section 10.14.10.4) prohibits the new application of mulch within 18” around combustible exteriors of buildings, such as wood or vinyl but not brick or concrete. Residential buildings with six units or less are exempted from this regulation, but all homeowners may also wish to adopt these safety practices. The regulation applies to all other buildings including commercial properties.Storage and Manufacturing of MulchThe regulation (527 CMR 1.00, section 31.3.6.4.3) also has safety requirements for those who store or manufacture mulch. It limits the size of mulch piles and requires a distance of 30-feet between piles and 25-feet from the lot line. Large piles of mulch can easily spontaneously combust with all the heat they generate, so it’s important to be vigilant and employ good housekeeping. The distance between piles prevents a fire from easily spreading to another pile or to a building.Permits Required to Store 300+ Cubic Yards of MulchPermits are required from the fire department wherever more than 300 cubic yards of mulch is produced or stored.Arlington Fatal Fire Destroyed 36-unit Apartment and 6 CarsOne of the most destructive mulch fires in Massachusetts occurred on May 5, 2015 in a large Arlington apartment complex. One man died in the fire started by smoking materials discarded in a mulch bed, which spread to a car, then to a building. Thirty-six apartments and six cars were destroyed. The building had no sprinklers and the estimated dollar loss was $6.7 million.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Prevent Mulch FiresIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Cautions Smokers, Announces Improper Disposal Of Smoking Materials Caused Recent Woburn FireIn “Police Log”Massachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Joseph Major Bacote Teacher State Employee 72

first_imgA memorial service for Joseph Major Bacote Jr., was held Sept. 16 at Morgan State University’s Memorial Chapel. He died Aug. 28, just prior to his 73rd birthday.Joseph Major Bacote Jr. (Courtesy Photo)Bacote was on Labor Day, Sept. 6, 1944 in Baltimore to Joseph Major Sr. and Sara Bacote.  He attended Baltimore City College High School for two years, before graduating from Forest Park High School in 1963. He entered the U.S. Army and served from 1963-1969 in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper serving in Vietnam.After his military service Bacote utilized the GI Bill to attend Morgan State College (now University) obtaining a BS in Biology and an MA in Mathematics. He also pledged Omega Psi Phi’s graduate chapter.Bacote taught at several area public schools and was vice principal at Lake Clifton High School. He also coached baseball, basketball and football at Southwestern High School, where his football team won the citywide championship in 1981. Bacote also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and the MVA where he retired in February 2015.Bacote is survived by: his wife Doroli; three sons, Kenneth, Justin and Joseph Bacote, III; four stepdaughters, 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.last_img read more