Fire fighters praised for Derry blaze response

first_img By News Highland – November 28, 2009 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Google+ Facebook Fire fighters praised for Derry blaze response Twitter Google+center_img Firefighters spent five hours overnight bringing a major blaze under control at an industrial estate in Derry.The fire, at a building containing bales of shredded paper on the Pennyburn Industrial Estate, broke out shortly after 6 o’clock last eveningEight crews from across the county were called to the fire.Local Councillor Mark Durkan says the quick actions of the fire crews averted the fire spreading: WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleThe main evening news podcast 27/11/2009Next articleLetterkenny General part of new HSE drink initiative News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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Venezuela prison riot leaves 47 dead, 75 hurt

first_imgThe Venezuelan Prison Observatory rights group provided the figures for the riot, which happened Friday afternoon at the Los Llanos prison center in Guanare city. CARACAS – A prison riot has left at least 47 dead and 75 wounded in western Venezuela, a country where NGOs and inmates’ families regularly denounce unsanitary conditions, violence and overcrowding behind bars. Parliamentary Deputy Maria Beatriz Martinez, who represents Portuguesa state where the prison is located, said: “At the moment we have been able to confirm 47 dead and 75 wounded.” (AFP)center_img A screenshot shows members of the National Guard deployed outside Los Llanos prison, in Guanare on May 2 after a riot. AFPlast_img

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Kessler, Heidari named Pac-12 Players of the Week

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler and junior kicker Andre Heidari were named the Pac-12’s Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday following their impressive performances in USC’s 20-17 upset victory over Stanford.Heidari connected on a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to clinch USC’s win. Prior to Saturday’s game, the Bakersfield, Calif. native had come under scrutiny after missing several field goals in USC losses this season, but Heidari was able to redeem himself against Stanford.Interim head coach Ed Orgeron surprisingly decided to play for the field goal late in the game and showed an unexpected amount of trust for his struggling kicker by sending him onto the field in the biggest game of the year for the Trojans.Heidari also made a short field goal that gave the Trojans a 10-point lead in the second quarter.Kessler was 25-for-37 for 288 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. He controlled the offense from start to finish, and was able to keep his composure in the face of the mounting Stanford pressure from their vaunted front seven.On the season, Kessler has now thrown for 2,265 yards with 13 touchdown passes and just six interceptions. His completion percentage of 64.7 percent is the fourth-best in the Pac-12.Redshirt junior safety Dion Bailey was also nominated for defensive player of the week. Bailey had a critical interception in the fourth quarter after Stanford had advanced the ball to the USC 10-yard line. Bailey picked off Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan’s pass and returned it to the USC 34-yard line. It was Bailey’s fourth interception of the season, tying him for the team lead with freshman safety Su’a Cravens.The Trojans continue play this weekend against the Colorado Buffaloes, and are still in contention for the Pac-12 South title.last_img read more

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Nuggets expect to have All-Star Nikola Jokic for NBA restart

first_imgThe Denver Nuggets expect to have All-Star center Nikola Jokic at their disposal for the NBA’s restart, head coach Michael Malone said.Jokic remains in his native Serbia having reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the NBA plans to resume after the 2019-20 season was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the unprecedented situation, Malone feels this season’s NBA championship will be the toughest ever contested.”There has been this ongoing dialogue and conversation that whoever wins it this year, there will be an asterisk by their name and I don’t buy that at all,” Malone later added.”If you are able to go into a bubble and be isolated from your friends and family, to have no home-court advantage, to have a league interruption of four months and you are able to spend 90 days and come out of there a champion, I think this will be the toughest championship ever won. There is no asterisk.” The league is set to return via a 22-team format at the Disney World complex in Orlando, Fla., on July 30, with the New Orleans Pelicans, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers in action on the first day back.MORE: Schedule for NBA restart in OrlandoDenver is scheduled to resume its campaign against the Miami Heat in the Orlando bubble on August 1, and the Nuggets expect Jokic to return to the United States in time.”Nikola feels great,” Malone told reporters via a Zoom call on Wednesday. “We are working on getting him back here.”Next Tuesday we depart for Orlando; the hope and expectation is that Nikola Jokic will be with us on that plane.”From everything that I have heard and talked to him, he feels great, he feels fine and is excited to get back.”𝙉𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣,𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗲! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/kLbis6JxyG— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 26, 2020Prior to the coronavirus crisis, Jokic was averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game for the Nuggets.The Nuggets were third in the Western Conference with a 43-22 record, behind leaders the Lakers (49-14) and the Clippers (44-20).Denver, meanwhile, opted to close down their practice facility following COVID-19 cases.”We have closed down the facility,” Malone confirmed. “We felt it was the right thing to do. Today was supposed to be the first day of Phase 3 where all our players were required to be back in the gym and we are allowed to work with them albeit just 1-on-0.”We have put the safety of our team ahead of this Phase 3. There is a chance we can open the gym up before we leave, depending upon results in the coming days. I am not going to get into who tested but we have had multiple people in our travel party test positive.”MORE: Key dates and more to know about the NBA restartlast_img read more

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Basena given another term as stand-in Cranes coach

first_imgFUFA boss Magogo (right) talks to coaches Basena (Middle) and Kajoba. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAUGANDA SENIOR TEAM (Uganda Cranes):Head coach: Moses BasenaAssistant Coach: Mathias LuleGoalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba*Ibrahim Ssekajja to join panel of coachesKampala, Uganda| FUFA CO UG |  The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has maintained the Cranes technical team for the next World Cup qualifier against Ghana due October 7.Stand-in national coach Moses Basena will remain in charge for his third World Cup qualifier, having been drafted inin for the Egypt match afer Milutin Sredojevic ‘Micho’ quit for a new assignment at Orlando Pirates in South Africa. Basena’s Cranes beat Egypt’s Pharoahs 1-0 at home, but fell by a similar score away.A 15th FUFA Executive Committee meeting at FUFA House on Tuesday 19th September 2017 made the decision, and also made appointments to over a dozen different committees following decisions of the Ordinary Assembly in Masindi that ushered in a new FUFA Executive headed by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson and Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein Communicated the key decisions.1 – Representation of Uganda in CAF competitions (2018):Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC will represent the country in the CAF Champions league in 2018. In case KCCA FC fails, then the runners up in the league 2016/17 season (SC Villa Jogoo) will take over the chance.Paidha Black Angels FC shall represent Uganda in the CAF Confederation Cup. In case of failure for Paidha Black Angels to take up the opportunity, either Express and Sadolin Paints who reached the semi-finals of the FUFA Uganda Cup shall be on stand by.2 – Start of the FUFA SACCO-It brings together all football people to join this group in a bid to improve the livelihood and welfare of the former players, delegates etc. Membership will be by financial subscription with more details to be communicated soon.3 – The FUFA Executive Committee Meeting passed the implementation of football stake holders retreats (summits) starting 2018 to discuss with media, fans and other key stake holders of the game.4 – Ten (10) Football Intermediaries confirmed. These are Musa ‘Atagenda’ Sebulime, Gibby Kalule, Geofrey ‘Solo’ Kayemba, Chadi Ezzeddine, Isaac Mwesigwa, Mike Mutyaba, Tushar Ruparelia, Daniel Kisseka Ntale, Fred Ronald Niwagira Mwine and Luzzi Abraham, Muwonge Lawrence. Hon Alintuma Nsambu is in the process of renewing his licence.5 – FUFA Support to the regional clubs based on the activities of the regions and the District Football Associations (DFA’s).6 – Clubs’ requests to change their names:Bright Light to Amuka Bright Stars Football Club – ApprovedNsaagu F.C to Busiro United F.C – ApprovedArtland Katale F.C to Kamuli Park F.C – ApprovedLweza United to Greater Masaka FC – ApprovedSadolin Paints Football Club to Plascon F.C – ApprovedAirtel Kitara to Kitara Football Club – ApprovedBaza Holdings F.C to Stegotta F.C – Rejected7 – FUFA Big League-Only 22 clubs will play in the 2018/19  Season. 8 will be relegated at the end of the 2017/18 season which currently has 26 teams pooled into two groups but 4 will be promoted to the 2018/19 season after the 8 Regional Champions have featured in the play off tournament to determine the new comers.8 – Restructuring of the FUFA Competitions department:The FUFA Competitions Department will have Competitions Director, Competitions Manager and 4 Competitions Officers.The Competitions Officers shall handle the clubs licensing, regulations and players’ documentations, Development leagues, Elite competitions (Uganda Cup, CAF, UPL) and Monitoring lower divisionsFUFA Competitions Manager Ali Mwebe will be away for close to 4 months for a course in Germany. In his absence, Hajjati Aisha Nalule will assume the roles of the Competitions Manager in Acting capacity.9 – FUFA Executive Committee also confirmed the new FUFA Standing committees for the period 2017/2021.The 15th FUFA Executive committee co-opted Ronnie Kalema on the FUFA Executive committee following a resolution by the FUFA Ordinary Assembly in Masindi on 5th August, 2017.Competitions Disciplinary Panel (A new Panel to handle immediate cases for All FUFA Competitions): The Panel has Deo Mutabazi (Chairman), Robert Sserunjogi, George KabwemukyaFUFA Diversity and Anti-Discrimination (FUFA DAD)- Manager: Samuel MpiimaOther committees:COMPETITIONS Hamid Juma- ChairmanMafuko Latif- V/ChairmanKavuma Hassan – MemberBrian Ssengendo- MemberTabu Santos- MemberLEGAL COMMITTEEOjok Odur- ChairmanEdgar Agaba- V/chairmanKabega Musa- MemberChandia Alex- MemberKayongo Mark-MemberCOMPETITIONS DISCIPLINARY PANELMutabazi Deo- ChairmanKabwemukya George- V/chairmanSerunjogi Robert- MemberFINANCEAriga Rasoul- ChairmanAnkunzire Frank- V/chairmanKizza Sedrack Jimmy- MemberNyiria Johnson Fairfax- MemberSerunjogi Geoffrey-MemberLICENSING COMMITTEERogers Byamukama- ChairmanMpiima Samuel- V/ChairmanAggrey Ashaba- MemberDr. Chandi Fred Opeli- MemberBen Mwesigye-MemberMARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONSRogers Byamukama- ChairmanSsemutono Stephen- V/ChairmanOnyinge Emaju Micheal- MemberSande Muyanja -MemberMusenze Faisal- MemberFUFA MEMBERS’ COMMITTEEMukiidi Kalyebala- ChairmanTamale Haruna-V/ChairmanKakomo Rock-MemberKirunda Hassan- MemberMwangu Hussein- MemberAtyang Tom Peter- MemberSemuyaba Bust-MemberPLAYERS’ STATUSOchom Richard- ChairmanMawadri Charles Delson- V/ChairmanKalungi Edward- MemberMohammed Faisal- MemberSejjengo Sulaiman- MemberFUFA REFEREES STANDING COMMITTEERonnie Kalema- ChairmanRwamuyamba Rosebell-V/chairpersonAli Tomusange- MemberNkono Amin Bbosa- MemberHaruna Mawanda- MemberFUFA REFEREES’ PANELSAppointments PanelMawanda Jjunju- ChairpersonMubanda Nelson-MemberKazibwe Norbert – MemberTechnical Development PanelTomusange Ali- ChairpersonDavid Davies Katabira-MemberCatherine Adipo- MemberAssessment and Promotions Panel Nkono Amin Bbosa- ChairpersonWaisswa Ali-MemberKubingi Margaret- MemberRegional (Monitoring)Chairperson-Rosebell RwamuyambaOjwe Denis-NorthernAjab Waiswa-EasternKabwemukya George-KitaraKatumba Wamala-KampalaMwanje Joseph S-BugandaMwebembezi Milton-WesternAyub Khamis-West NileKiiti Yahaya-North EastSECURITY & SAFETY COMMITTEESekabira Abdul Lukoya- ChairmanNgobi Jamal- V/ChairmanAlias Silver – MemberOkello Dixon- MemberObic Robert Coxson-MemberKacumu Stephen-MemberNsubuga Herbert-MemberFOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEKalibbala Chris-ChairmanLivingstone Kyambadde- V/ChairmanAde Fredrick Isaac- MemberAhimbisibwe Apollo- MemberKigongo Farouk-Member- MemberOkello Calvin-MemberTumwesigye Anthony-MemberWOMEN’S FOOTBALL COMMITTEEMugena Agnes- ChairpersonOwek. Florence Bagunywa Nkalubo- V/ChairpersonEsalu Moses Shesmond- MemberNiwagaba Switzen- MemberSsali Paul-MemberINTERNATIONAL MATCH ORGANIZATIONMagoola Issa- ChairmanMike Letti- V/ChairmanDonney Robert- MemberKamulegeya Yusuf- MemberMwanje Joseph S- MemberOkello Walter-MemberSendyowa Abass-MemberNATIONAL TEAMS’ COORDINATORSMakumbi SulaitJoseph KasanaTaban Asega KamaraMuyinda Crispus9 – National teams’ technical staff and coordinators:UGANDA SENIOR WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM (Crested Cranes):Head coach: Faridah BulegaAssistant Coach: Edward KazibaGoalkeepers’ Trainer: Daniel KiwanukaUGANDA U-20 (Women):Head coach: Edward KazibaAssistant Coach: Oliver MbekekaGoalkeepers’ Trainer: Daniel KiwanukaMen’s teams:UGANDA U 17 (Uganda Cubs)Head coach: U-17: Peter OnenAssistant coach: George LutaloGoalkeeper Trainer: Mubarak KiberuUGANDA U-20 (Uganda Hippos)Head coach: Mathias LuleAssistant coach: James OdochGoalkeeping coach: Samuel KawalyaUGANDA U-23 (Uganda Kobs):Head coach: Moses BasenaAssistant coach: Wasswa BbosaGoalkeeping coach: Sadiq WassaUGANDA SENIOR TEAM (Uganda Cranes):Head coach: Moses BasenaAssistant Coach: Mathias LuleGoalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba*Ibrahim Ssekajja to join panel of coachesUganda National teams’ coordinators (to be appointed on rotational basis – case by case)Chris MuyindaJoseph KasanaKamala TabanSulait MakumbiShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgKerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake Again, inconsistent weather made it hard to get out there.  But, when we did we had some good days on the river.  Healthy Rainbows averaging two to five pounds were being caught.  Fly-fishing with streamers seemed to work pretty well, as well as bottom fishing with bait. The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish.  Mostly Bull Trout, but there was the odd Rainbow caught that was of size. We didn’t spend as much time out there as we normally do.  Probably due to the inconsistent weather that March brought us. The ice has finally thawed and the lake is fishing well.  A nice alternative to fishing Kootenay Lake is a trip up to Duncan.  Lots of Bull Trout being caught daily up to 12 pounds lately. In summary, it looks like the warmer weather will create some of our best fishing coming up.  So, Let’s Go Fishing……………………  Tight lines……………………….  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com Some exciting days left on the Duncan.  Looking forward to the next few weeks. But our most successful lures have been:  Lyman plugs # 16, 73, 98, & 135.  Also using our favorite bucktail flies have produced a few good fish.  Lucky numbers for the flies have been:  210, 215, 228, 234. But now that the weather has started to show signs of spring, we are getting out more often.  Maybe the warmer temperatures will trigger the fish’s eating habits.  Since the beginning of the warm weather, we have had a few Rainbows up to 10 pounds, so hope the trend continues and the fish get bigger.center_img That’s the million-dollar question.  Since most of the fish haven’t been feeding much anyways, we are trying everything in the box. The beginning of April saw the one-week opening of Kokanee fishing in the west arm.  It was a welcome addition to our fishery.  Not a huge crowd of boats out there, but the regular crews seemed to do well.  Most people catching their limit within the first hour or two.  Looking forward to the May opening, as these fish should be even bigger.  What are they biting on?? As the weather warms up, we should see some fantastic fishing.  Looking forward to spring finally showing up.   Duncan Lake: We have been noticing a lot more small Rainbows showing up now as the weather warms.  So, hopefully the big ones follow suit.  Columbia River: Our most productive depths have been 25 – 65 feet. Favorite lures on Duncan have been Lyman plugs in all colors.  As well as coyote spoons and flasher/hoochie combo. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersMarch is done and April is in full stride. So there’s plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.last_img read more

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South African universities to get fast broadband

first_imgCampuses all over the country willbe linked to South Africa’s nationalresearch network by the end of 2011.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)Main campuses and satellite facilitieschild receives the polio vaccine in Senegalduring the Joint Global PolioEradication Initiative.(Image: Sanren)MEDIA CONTACTS • Christiaan KuunSanren project coordinator+27 12 841 2876RELATED ARTICLES• First university for Mpumalanga• R8bn internet deal for rural SA• Quantum communication for SA• SA university gets global nod• DUT offers online registrationShamin ChibbaMajor public universities in South Africa can expect to be running top-class broadband connectivity to the high-speed South African National Research Network (Sanren) by the end of this year.This is according to Naledi Pandor, South Africa’s science and technology minister. Pandor was speaking at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) budget vote debate in Parliament, Cape Town, in May.In a bid to garner more support from Parliament for science, the debate covered the progress made by DST in the last year as well as the importance of science in building a knowledge-based economy.The Sanren project is designed to give local students and researchers access to global research networks, but will also provide internet connectivity. The Meraka Institute, a communications development organisation, is in charge of Sanren’s planning and deployment across the country.Pandor said that support for postgraduate studies and senior researchers must be increased and that a more stable funding model for all research performing institutions should be established.Of the R4.4-billion (US$650-million) allocated to research and development, R217-million ($32-million) will be used to expand broadband access to Sanren. The sum is made up of a R74-million ($11-million) allottment from the DST, as well as R55-million ($8-million) from last year’s funding.Minister for Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande added a further R28-million ($4.1-million) while the Square Kilometre Array project donated R60-million ($8.9-million).Not only will main campuses be receiving connectivity but major satellite campuses as well.Faster access at low costThe Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in the Eastern Cape province and its larger satellite campuses are due to go online soon.WSU’s director of information communication technology Courtney Walker said that there is already a Sanren connection node in East London, at the University of Fort Hare.Sanren will establish new nodes at WSU’s rural campuses in the Eastern Cape towns of Butterworth, Mthata and Potsdam, to get these campuses connected too.“The bandwidth is incredible and it provides better performance at a lower cost,” said Walker, adding that Sanren users can download at 60MB per minute, a speed that most universities do not possess.For WSU, the main benefit of joining to Sanren is the establishment of a private network that will connect all their Eastern Cape campuses to each other.DST furthering tertiary educationAccording to Pandor, university students are to benefit even more in the near future, as the DST has allocated R100-million ($15-million) to improve the value of postgraduate bursaries awarded by the National Research Foundation.These funds, she said, will be used to increase the number and equity profile of postgraduate students, and to support emerging female researchers and academics from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.The rest of the money will be used to retain and maximise the role of established researchers in increasing productivity and supervising the next generation of researchers.Additionally, said Pandor, 25 postdoctoral fellowships – worth R540 000 ($80 000) over three years – will be awarded.The Research Chairs Initiative is also set for a boost, with a R914-million ($135-million) investment to establish 62 new chairs by 2014. The DST currently funds R200-million ($29.5-million) a year for 92 chairs.Sanren shaping universitiesConceived by the Department of Science and Technology, the Sanren initiative began in 2006, when then-minister of science and technology Mosibudi Mangenar announced its conception in his budget speech.Thereafter, the Meraka Institute at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research was responsible for planning and implementing the project, while the non-profit Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa operates the network.By 2007, 204 sites across the country were connected to Sanren and had access to a further 3 000 research and education institutes from around the world.last_img read more

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Industry Minister Lauds Credit Union Movement

first_imgStory Highlights Speaking at the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) awards banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Resort in St. James, recently, Minister Shaw said the League’s “stability” also illustrates the dynamism, potential and sustainability of the credit union movement. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the credit union movement has been a tower of economic strength, which has served as a catalyst for many small and medium-size businesses. “It is this sustainability and resilience that resulted in the JCCUL’s existence for some seven decades, and from all indications, the League will be alive and well for another 70 years,” he added. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the credit union movement has been a tower of economic strength, which has served as a catalyst for many small and medium-size businesses.Speaking at the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) awards banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Resort in St. James, recently, Minister Shaw said the League’s “stability” also illustrates the dynamism, potential and sustainability of the credit union movement.“A loan book of $71.6 billion and total assets of $104 billion further demonstrates the JCCUL’s economic strength,” Mr. Shaw argued.“It is this sustainability and resilience that resulted in the JCCUL’s existence for some seven decades, and from all indications, the League will be alive and well for another 70 years,” he added.The Minister noted that shifts in the global business climate “solidifies the importance of co-operatives,” adding that the International Co-operative Alliance’s Blueprint points out that co-operatives have a way of doing business which is “better and brings a more effective balance to the global economy.”“The projected Vision outlined in the Blueprint aims, by 2020, for the co-operative model to become the acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability,” the Minister said.“It also shows that co-operatives are the fastest growing form of enterprise and also the most popular business model. Other studies have also shown that co-operatives are responsible for almost 10 per cent of the world’s employment,” he added.The Minister argued that the co-operative approach to business enterprise is critical to the social and economic development of the country.“In this regard, our focus has been on stabilising our economy, creating a more business friendly environment, stimulating local and domestic investment and unleashing the entrepreneurial energies of our people,” Mr. Shaw said.He noted that the role of the Government is to remove the impediments, create an enabling environment for future growth and development while, at the same time, improving the confidence of businesses and consumers.“The Government is committed to creating an environment that makes it easier for Jamaicans to save, invest, do business and obtain relevant financial products and information to empower themselves,” the Minister said.last_img read more

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San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella

first_img Updated: 3:40 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego teenager killed in BMW crash on way to Coachella April 13, 2018 Posted: April 13, 2018center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A BMW that was split in two in a crash on a Riverside County freeway was carrying three young San Diegans headed to Indio for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, including an 18-year-old woman who was thrown from the car and died at the scene, authorities said Friday.A 16-year-old San Diego girl sustained life-threatening injuries and the 21-year-old driver suffered less-serious injuries in the crash, which happened about 4:30 a.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 10 in Banning, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP investigators said the sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the freeway, went down an embankment andstruck two trees.The violence of the crash split the car in two, and 18-year-old Ginevra Gallone-Latte was ejected from a back passenger seat.The front passenger, identified as Manuela Cerciello-Rahbari, sustained serious, life-threatening injuries and was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm springs, according to the CHP. The driver, 21-year-old Cesar Hernandez-Ozuna, was taken to a hospital with less-serious injuries.“The BMW was loaded with food, alcohol and camping gear as all three people were on their way to the Coachella Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio,” but neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected of contributing to the crash, according to a CHP statement.Friends flooded the injured teen’s Instagram page urging a swift recovery.“I hope you the best recovery possible, I’m so sorry this happened to you,” wrote one user. “Stay strong … I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you can recover fully.” KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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