first_imgA local fisherman who fell overboard from his boat this afternoon has died in hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalThe man, who is in his 50s and from Dunfanagahy, died from his injuries at Letterkenny General Hospital.The man fell overboard from the boat six miles off the coast of Horn Head. It is not known how he fell overboard but it is understood he was in the water for more than 20 minutes.He was eventually plucked from the water by a local boat and transferred to Mulroy Coastguard before being winched to the Rescue 118 helicopter and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Both men were wearing lifejackets but the victim was understood to be wearing heavy oilskins.However, despite the best efforts of doctors to save his life, the man passed away just after 5pm. A full investigation has now been launched into how the victim ended up in the water in what were described as “choppy seas.”As well as the Mulroy Coast guard, Lough Swilly Shannon lifeboat and the Arranmore Lifeboat were also launched.The dead man was extremely popular and well-known in the Dunfanaghy area.A single man, he had fished for more than 30 years.Locals said he was a very gentle man who looked after his mother. “He was a big gentle man and he was very kind to his mother and made a very honest living from fishing.“Nobody knows yet what happened but both men were very careful and very experienced fishermen.“The entire community is just devastated and very sad for what has happened. He will be sadly missed and it seems very unfair that he was taken from this life in this way.”The tragedy is the second to strike the Co Donegal village in just a few days. On Friday last, local construction worker John Sweeney, 45, died following an accident on a building site in Cornwall, England.DONEGAL FISHERMAN LOSES FIGHT FOR LIFE AFTER BOATING TRAGEDY was last modified: June 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:deathdonegalDunfanaghyFishingtragedylast_img read more

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first_imgTags:#Government#Location#web After five years of interagency collaboration and thousands of points of public communication, a new standard data format for adresses, thoroughfares and landmarks has been approved by the final agency acronym it needs to be in order for the project to reach its culmination. This seems like it could be huge news in a world where mobile location apps are set to define the future of the computing user experience – but for some reason the standard seems mired in government circles with little comment or enthusiasm from the private sector.The Steering Committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has endorsed the United States Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard, a product of the Committee’s Address Standard Working Group. What does that mean? It means it’s now possible to start referring to adresses, streets and landmarks with the knowledge that everyone will refer to them in the same way. The standard was developed with the use of drafts posted online in wiki format and received thousands of edits and comments from stakeholders. Each data point in the standard format includes address data content, classification, transfer history and a measure of its quality. It will be maintained by the US Census.“The United States Thoroughfare, Landmark, and Postal Address Data Standard will have a significant impact at all levels of government and is an essential component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure,” said Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director of the FGDC in the group’s announcement of the standard’s completion. “We encourage government agencies, as well as others, to implement the standard for it provides a foundation for understanding and developing solutions for the many challenges in our communities.”We’ll see if that happens. Hopefully it won’t just be government agencies and it won’t take another five years.None of the hundreds of geotechnology blogs we follow have mentioned the standard beyond a few reposts of the press release. None of the hundreds of geotech specialists that follow our dedicated Geo Twitter account responded to our request for comment on today’s news. None of the geo developers we communicate with regularly had any response to our request for comment. It’s a little depressing. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

first_imgThe BJP won the Lohaghat seat in Uttarakhand as the results were announced on Wednesday after a repoll was held over one poll booth. With this BJP’s tally goes up to 57 in the 70-member House.The Election Commission ordered a repoll in the Karnkarayat poll booth of the Lohaghat seat due to an electronic voting machine (EVM) malfunction.According to the EC, BJP candidate Puran Singh Fartyal won the seat on Wednesday, defeating his Congress rival by 834 votes.The Congress has 11 seats and independents two in the Assembly.The Congress is yet to decide on its Legislature Party Leader after the outgoing Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost both Hardwar Rural and Kichha seats.In the BJP, however, the current challenge is that of deciding a Chief Minister. According to highly-placed sources in the BJP, three names — Chaubattakhal MLA Satpal Maharaj, Pithoragarh MLA Prakash Pant, and Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat — are being considered by the party’s central leadership. A decision would be announced within a day or two, party sources said.last_img read more