WLS(CHICAGO) — A 28-year-old woman was hit by a train Friday after she accidentally fell onto train tracks, officials said.The woman, who was not identified, was talking on her cellphone when she walked backwards onto the tracks in front of a Blue Line train around 9:25 a.m., according to a Chicago police spokesperson.She was found partially under the train, the spokesperson said.Bystanders who witnessed the incident told emergency responders that the train hit her, according to the Chicago Fire Department. It wasn’t clear exactly, however, how hard she was hit.Officials did not say what the woman’s injuries were, but she was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.Her condition was not immediately clear.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Is your driver fit to drive today? It’s a question that a passenger could ask at any time. Would you be able to prove that they are?Any alcohol in the body increases the chance of an accident by three times. Many legally prescribed drugs can impair a driver to the point that they should not be working.A robust company drug and alcohol policy should give you the confidence to know that your drivers are not impaired by alcohol or drugs, prescribed or otherwise. It’s also essential that those administering the policy are trained and know the procedures to follow to ensure HSE compliance.Whether you are in the early stages of implementing a policy, or require a refresher course for staff members, AlcoDigital provides award-winning, CPD-accredited training across the UK.Attending its one-day course – from £99 per delegate – ensures that you can effectively test drivers for alcohol and drugs in the workplace.www.alcodigital.academy
Moe. has revealed their New Years Eve plans, with a two-night stint at Albany’s Palace Theatre on 12/30 and 12/31. The band will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a hometown crowd, as the band hails from upstate New York.This will be their second straight NYE run in the Palace, which should make for a very festive concert experience. Tickets go on sale on September 19th, via Ticketmaster.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)
Over the last fifteen years, Greensky Bluegrass has evolved into one of the most powerful live bands on the music scene, through amazing shows, relentless touring and a playful spirit. Their fusion of bluegrass instrumentation and a modern, progressive edge, stellar musicianship and a strong dose of driving, psychedelic jamming has made them a must see act for any music fan. At last year’s Northwest String Summit, they decided to do something special for the hardcore bluegrass crowd. For one night at least, they dusted off their traditional, “Single Mic” performance skills and treated everyone present by performing a stripped down, old-school bluegrass set. Abandoning their usual layout and performance design, they brought their music back to it’s roots, the gathering around a single, centered microphone. An incredible challenge for those not in the know, such a method involves a sense of spacing and a knowledge of how sound waves themselves work that many would not even understand, much less attempt. Though they played numerous shows in their earlier days in such a style, their dedication to their craft required them to rework their songs, rethink their approach to performing them and even refresh their wardrobe!Not content to try this experiment alone, they brought in a number of special guests, including Chris Pandolfi and Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters, Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band, Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon, Scott Law, Pete Karsounes and more to help make a special night magical. There were stellar renditions of old songs, amazing covers and possibly one of the greatest readings of their song “Don’t Lie” that has ever been given. No one can say if this truly unique experience will ever be repeated, but luckily for all of us, our own Rex Thomson was on hand to film the proceedings in full. Thanks to the generous permission of the band, and the efforts of the always amazing Taper Steve, we are proud to give the world a chance to see this show for the ages. Watch the full show below, broken into tracks for your convenience! The band is in incredible form throughout the show. Early tune “Salty Dog Blues” practically crackles with energy. They capture the wit and wistful-ness of John Hartford‘s “Steam Powered Aeroplane,“ following it quickly with a tight “Just To Lie.” The guest star highlights include Travis Book taking lead vocals on “Blue Nile,” and Allie Kral’s meltdown jam during the “Little Maggie>After Midnight>Little Maggie” free for all. Oh, and that’s all without mentioning a roller coaster rendition of “Can’t Stop Now” and a fifteen minute “Don’t Lie” that shows why the band is known for not only their live shows, but their stellar song craft. We’re very happy to share this special show with all of you. Enjoy!01. “I’ve Waited As Long As I Can”02. “Salty Dog Blues”03. “Foggy Mountain Special”04. “Steam Powered Aeroplane”05. “Just To Lie”06. “Blue Nile”07. “Airmail Special”08. “Can’t Stop Now” 10. “Moonlight Midnight”11. “Dark Hollow”12. “Will The Rose Bloom”13. “Clinch Mountain Backstep”14. “The Old Home Place”15. “Little Maggie > After Midnight > Little Maggie”16. “Don’t Lie”17. “Drink Up And Go Home”
League picks Shelly Madick pitcher of the weekHarvard hurler Shelly Madick ’08 has earned Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season after allowing just one run, seven hits, and a walk over her past three starts against Yale, Quinnipiac, and Brown. Since April 19, the junior has struck out 18 batters, holding opponents to a .143 batting average.Winners of their past seven outings, the Crimson (11-5 Ivy) will take on Dartmouth (10-6 Ivy) this weekend in a four-game showdown for the league’s North Division title. Harvard hosts the Big Green on Saturday (April 27) before traveling to New Hampshire on Sunday (April 28).Second-place NEISA finish sends women sailors to nationalsSophomore sailors Roberta Steele and Lauren Brants captured the B Division to lead the Crimson to a second-place finish at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s (NEISA) Championship April 21-22 at Connecticut College. With the strong finish, Harvard earns a trip to the Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Championship May 23-25 at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.A late charge by Steele and Brants failed to lift the Crimson past Tufts, which managed to capture the first-place Reed Trophy with 89 points, bettering Harvard’s score of 93. Boston College took third with 101 points, while Dartmouth (120) and Boston University (128) rounded out the top five of the 13-school field and the list of qualifiers for nationals next month.Baseball splits with BearsA visiting Harvard baseball team split a four-game series this past weekend at Brown to remain tied with the Bears (14-17; 9-5 Ivy) for the top spot in the Red Rolfe Division standings. The Crimson (14-15, 9-5 Ivy at press time) captured the opening contest on Saturday afternoon (April 21), 7-3, before an eight-run eighth inning propelled the Bears past Harvard in the nightcap, 12-8. Harvard dropped the opening contest on Sunday (April 22), 5-2, before rallying for a 9-4 win in the second game.Junior Matt Vance registered five runs on the weekend to pace the Crimson. The shortstop managed 12 hits in 16 at-bats.Hosting Yale as the Gazette went to press, Harvard will close out its Ivy season with a visit to Dartmouth on Saturday (April 28) and a home game against the Big Green on Sunday (April 29).Gilligan Memorial Road Race changes date to May 5Harvard Recreation’s second annual Paul Gilligan Memorial Road Race will be held May 5 at 10 a.m. This 4.2-mile race — starting and ending at Newell Boat House — takes runners and walkers over the Arsenal Street and Larz Anderson bridges. There is no entry fee, although donations to the Paul Gilligan Scholarship Fund will be accepted the day of the race.To download the registration form, click on “Recreation” athttp://www.gocrimson.com.— Compiled by Andrew Brooks
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney notched his first career Coors Light Pole Award Friday night at Kansas Speedway, logging a lap at a blazing 189.600 mph. RELATED: Blaney grabs Kansas pole (Side note: Junior probably should lay off watching Office Space for awhile.) Blaney, who is in the midst of a breakout season with 150 laps led already, caught the attention of some of his fellow drivers after he put his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing on the pole position for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1).
NASCAR announced before the season that it will standardize at-track team rosters across all three national series in 2018, providing a structure for the number of personnel working on each vehicle during the course of a race weekend.Official team rosters for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire (2 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) have been released. Click the print icon above, or the link below.ROSTERS: New HampshireRELATED: Overview of 2018 rules updates
9.Aric Almirola-10 11.Kyle Larson-12 7.Brad Keselowski+21 6.Kurt Busch+21 5.Joey Logano+31 RankDriverPoints to cutoff —————CUT-OFF LINE————— 8.Ryan Blaney+10 After the fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race, here’s a brief look at the playoffs picture. There are two races remaining in the Round of 12 before the field is whittled to eight, with four drivers eliminated from the postseason following Kansas (Oct. 21).WinnerChase Elliott notched his second win of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career and advanced to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. Elliott stayed out on old tires to take the lead spot and survived two restarts — including one in NASCAR Overtime — to claim a victory on a day when he had to rebound from an earlier pit-road penalty. Elliott, who entered the day beneath the cutline, is safely into the next round.Who’s hotKurt Busch. All the Stewart-Haas Racing cars had speed, but Busch ran the cleanest race. As a result, he gained 15 more points of cushion above the cutline to stand 21 points to the good. His fifth-place finish at Dover also gave him the tiebreaker over Brad Keselowski, who finished 14th, so Busch is ahead of Keselowski and in sixth place in the standings.Kevin Harvick. Harvick had some pit-road issues to work through, but the No. 4 regained its dominance by leading 286 of the 404 laps and fighting back for a sixth-place finish. Harvick overtook Kyle Busch for the top spot in the standings and picked up two more playoff points by winning the first two stages.Who’s notClint Bowyer. Bowyer was primed for a second straight top-five finish, but a loose wheel brought him to pit road in the final stage. Later, a flat tire led to him smashing the wall on Lap 391 of 404. Bowyer finished in 35th place, the worst of the playoff drivers, and now he’s beneath the cutline. Amazing for a driver who looked like he was in position to be a legit Championship 4 contender for much of this race.WATCH: Bowyer blows tire, wrecks laterAric Almirola. Almirola was in position for his first win in 148 races, but a call for four tires put the No. 10 Ford in sixth place going into a late restart. Perhaps feeling desperate to gain ground on that restart, Almirola made contact with Brad Keselowski and ignited a wreck that also collected Alex Bowman and Martin Truex Jr. among playoff drivers. Almirola fought back and finished 13th and actually gained points on the cutline, but coming close to a win and not getting it had to be heartbreaking. Can he bounce back?WATCH: Almirola triggers wreck BUBBLE WATCH 10.Clint Bowyer-10 12.Alex Bowman-34 Next raceThe Monster Energy Series travels to Talladega Superspeedway for a Sunday race on Oct. 14 (2 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). It is the penultimate race in the Round of 12.Who it favors/hurtsFavors: Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski (five) and Joey Logano (three) have combined for eight wins at Talladega and they’ve had recent success there, too, by taking five of the past six checkered flags. Keselowski, who won this race last year, has led the most laps in the past five races at the 2.66-mile track, while Logano, who won the spring race this year, has led the most laps in the past three races there.Hurts: Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson both have an average finish of 21.3 at Talladega, but Truex has raced at Talladega 27 times to Larson’s nine, thus a larger sample size. Truex can’t even hang his hat on good recent performances, either, as he’s finished 23rd or worse in his last four trips to Talladega. The only playoff driver with a worse average finish at Talladega than Truex and Larson is Alex Bowman at 27.3, but he’s coming off an eighth-place performance in the spring. Plus, four of his first six races here weren’t in Hendrick-quality cars, perhaps skewing his numbers.
Robert Earl Riley, 81, of Vidor passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his residence.Robert was born on March 22, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Katie D. (Hardin) and Robert Amadis Riley. He lived in the Vidor area since 1982; prior in Port Arthur. He was a Thomas Jefferson High School graduate of the Class of 1953. He was a veteran of the US Army serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Robert Riley Farmers Insurance in Port Arthur for many years and retired from Huntsman after 46 years of service in Management. Robert was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1264, selected to be a Jester and was a past President of the Shriners. He enjoyed going fishing, hunting and antique shopping. Robert was a loving man who will be missed dearly. A 2 pm funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 1 pm until service time. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven siblings.Robert is survived by his wife, Carol Ann (Scott) Riley; children, Kurt Riley Sr. of Port Arthur; Carol Ann Doty of Port Neches; Tommy Park, Bobby Park Jr., Cindy McGlothin, all of Vidor. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and four great children. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Robert Riley to Pine Forest Baptist Church 4800 North Main Vidor, TX 77662.
EPA Region 1 will hold a public hearing Feb. 26, 2014 in our downtown Boston office to get public input on proposed standards for the amount of air pollution that can be emitted by new woodstoves and other residential wood heaters. The first phase of the proposed emission standards would likely apply to units manufactured and sold beginning in 2015.Smoke from residential wood heaters can increase air pollution from soot (also known as fine particle pollution) and toxic pollutants to levels that pose serious health concerns. Particle pollution is linked to a range of serious health effects, including heart attacks, strokes and asthma attacks. In some areas of New England, residential wood smoke significantly reduces air quality in winter months.EPA’s proposed standards would make the next generation of wood stoves and heaters an estimated 80 percent cleaner than those manufactured today, resulting in cleaner air and improved public health across the country. The proposal would not affect wood heaters and stoves currently in use in homes or currently being sold in stores.More information:- EPA’s current and proposed standards for wood heaters (http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters(link is external))- Register to speak at Feb. 26 public hearing in Boston (http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/forms/public-hearing-propos…(link is external) )- How to maximize efficiency and protect your family using any wood stove or fireplace (http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/bestburn.html(link is external))- Cleaner wood appliances; good burning practices; wood stove change-out programs; and other actions to reduce emissions from wood heaters: (http://epa.gov/burnwise(link is external))(Boston, Mass. ‘ Jan. 23, 2014) ‘ EPA‘