Photos: Responders Cut Man Free from Trash Can

first_imgABERDEEN, Scotland — A 52-year-old man was taken to hospital last night — after getting his head stuck in a bin. The unusual incident happened at the Castlegate, Aberdeen, around 5:45 p.m., when passers-by noticed the man struggling to break free. Worried onlookers called 999, and all three emergency services attended. Grampian Fire and Rescue officers used a high-powered saw to cut off the top of the bin and he was freed within 15 minutes. The saw can cut through metal, brickwork and timber and is normally used for rescuing people trapped in vehicles. The man, who is believed to be local, was delivered to the care of a waiting ambulance crew, who took him to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was treated for facial cuts before being released. A spokesman for Grampian Police said: “We are unsure what he was looking for or what he had lost – and whether he found it. “We can also confirm that there were no criminal charges resulting from the incident.” People in the area were bemused by all the activity. Bar worker Ian Anderson was rushing to nearby Archibald Simpson’s pub to start his shift when the drama unfolded. He said: “I thought it must have been a fire that had been put out by the time I walked past – because there was no smoke or flames. “When I got to the pub and people told me the real story, I could not believe it. “Everyone was talking about it, and having a laugh about the commotion it caused.”last_img read more

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Friday concerts return to Farmington Civic Theater

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The next Friday Night Live concert, presented by St. Joe’s Medical Group, will be January 11, featuring the duo Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis. It will be a night of songcraft and harmony in the intimate upstairs setting at the Farmington Civic Theater.Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (contributed)Dave is a Dexter, Michigan singer-songwriter who enthusiastically blends storytelling, music and humor. Kristi is a former Radio City Rockette and a talented singer in her own right. Together, they put on a show that is down home and polished.The evening begins with the versatile Scott Martin. You may have seen Scott, who hails from Canton, play downtown Farmington’s Rhythmz in Riley Park summer concert series. This night, you’ll experience a special one-man show as he performs his own songs.Friday Night Live concerts focus on singer-songwriters and begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at the box office or at the door. Also, online at Eventbrite.com. Cash only at the theater.The Farmington Civic Theater, is located in downtown Farmington at 33332 Grand River Avenue. Additional concert information is available on the theater’s Facebook page. Reported bylast_img read more

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Wie to miss Japanese tourney

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Michelle Wie will skip the Japanese tour’s Casio World Open golf tournament next month while she recovers from hand injuries. “We have concluded that it is important for her to fully recover from her hand injuries before playing to her potential,” said Yuichi Miyakawa, a spokesman for tournament sponsor Casio Computer Co. on Tuesday. The 18-year-old Hawaiian had tendinitis in her right wrist at the Sony Open in January and broke her left wrist in February, Miyakawa said. In her two appearances at the Casio World Open, one of Japan’s richest men’s tournaments, Wie missed the cut by one stoke in 2005. Last year, Wie finished second from the bottom after missing the cut by 17 strokes. The Casio World Open will be held in Kochi, Shikoku Pref., starting Nov. 22. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

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Devereux on fire at Crystal Bay

first_imgThe battle for the overall win was between Paddy Devereux (H/cap 23) and Jonathan Pratt (11).  Paddy was the man of the day though with 40 stableford points, followed by Jonathan with 39.  Coming in third was Allan Cassin (10) with 36 points.Near pin awards went to Bob Edwards with two, George Gamble and Jonathan Pratt.Thursday,We drove the long way to Wangjuntr on Thursday and played the Jungle course there.  As always the scenery is beautiful at Wangjuntr and we had nice cool weather and the course was in good condition.  The greens were difficult though and the blind holes were also a challenge.Today Jonathan Pratt confirmed his good form and was the winner with 37 points while Joop Bijsterbosch (32) played consistently and came in second with 35.Near pins went to Tony Wakeling (two times), Joop Bijsterbosch and Willem Lasonder.Note: Siam Country Resort Pattaya, Restaurant & Bar is located just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 meters, with the venue on the left another 200 meters along.  Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days.  As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option.  Call 089 2535440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries. PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaIt was good to see this week some old players back in our group and also a new member again.Tuesday, Dec. 15, Crystal Bay – StablefordOn Tuesday we went with 4 groups to Crystal Bay.  The course was in quite good condition, but the greens were very slow.  We had a enjoyable game in nice weather and there were some good scores posted.(From left) Paddy Devereux with Jonathan Pratt & Joop Bijsterbosch.last_img read more

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Pitt’s James Conner beats cancer, then drafted by hometown Steelers

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier James Conner wanted so badly to play in the NFL.IN THE NFL—Former Panthers running back James Conner now has the chance to play in the NFL at Heinz Field for the Steelers.He got his wish, but it gets better. He gets to play in the NFL in the exact same stadium and city where he played his college ball.JAMES CONNERConner, a star running back for the Pittsburgh Panthers, is trading “Panthers” for “Steelers” after the word Pittsburgh, as he was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Conner rushed for 1,092 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, and had 302 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in 2016. The Erie, Pa. native will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Friday, May 5.The NFL. Where the big boys play. The Steelers just gave Conner the invitation.What a birthday present.– New Pittsburgh Courierlast_img read more

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Hughes is a true blue Gooner

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Brent Hughes is a little bloke with a giant heart, and he’s exactly the type of person…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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