Attorney: Indiana toddler died in cruise ship fall after grandpa thought window was closed

first_imgiStock(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) — An Indiana toddler had a fatal fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after her grandfather put her up on a railing, thinking the glass window was closed, according to the family’s attorney.Chloe Wiegand, who was 18 months old, was traveling with her grandparents and parents on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas when she fell to her death on Sunday, according to her parent’s attorney, Michael Winkleman.Chloe was with her grandfather in the children’s water park play area when her grandfather put her on a wood railing in front of a wall of glass windows, Winkleman said at a news conference on Tuesday.Chloe is a hockey fan and loved to bang on the ice hockey rink glass wall as she watched her older brother, Winkleman said, and her grandfather put her on the railing thinking she’d bang on the glass.However, the window was open — and she was “gone,” Winkleman said, calling her death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”“Why would you ever, in a kids play area put windows that passengers can open?” Winkleman said. “I don’t think it’s unreasonable to put a child there thinking there’s glass.”“The South Bend Police Department offers its sincerest condolences to Officer Alan Wiegand and his family during this difficult time following the tragic loss of their child while in Puerto Rico,” the department said in a statement. “The department asks the community to pray for the entire Wiegand family as they grieve and to respect their privacy.”South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg added on Twitter, “We are saddened by the terrible accident that took the life of Officer Wiegand’s young daughter, and the city is holding this family in our hearts.”Owen Torres, corporate communications manager with Royal Caribbean, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic incident, and our hearts go out to the family. We’ve made our Care Team available to assist the family with any resources they need.”Torres added on Tuesday, “We are assisting local authorities in San Juan, PR, as they make inquiries.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Robert Glasper Announces Month-Long Blue Note Residency

first_imgToday, multiple Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper has announced an unprecedented month-long residency New York City’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. The run is set to run from October 2nd through October 28th, spanning 24 nights and 48 shows (two per night; one at 8 and one at 10:30).Robert Glasper’s Blue Note residency will feature a host of talented guests from the contemporary music world including Bilal, Terrace Martin, Christian McBride, Christian Scott, aTunde Adujah, Nicholas Payton, Chris Dave, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis, Walter Smith, Rodney Green, Justin Tyson, and more to be announced.The extended New York stint will also include a number of special performances, including R+R=Now (featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, aTunde Adujah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson), a tribute to Miles Davis dubbed Everything’s Beautiful, a tribute to Mulgrew Miller, and more. Additional special performances during the residency will be announced in the coming weeks.As Glasper tells Billboard about the residency,First of all, I couldn’t do this anywhere else. I came to New York tracking other people’s footsteps — and now it’s me and the musicians that I came up with who are making footprints for the next generation to follow. New York is the reason everything popped off for me. It’s the only place in the world with this heavy traffic of quintessential, true jazz and quintessential, true hip hop; the only place I could have met these people and made this music. …So I wanted to make this month about pulling together the threads of my tribes… because I was in the right places at the right times, and the wrong places at the right times! And because of that we made a sound that infected the world. So I’m taking over the Blue Note to tell that story; my music milestones, in the place it all began. And I’m mad excited for it. See below for the full schedule of shows and the currently confirmed themes and nightly lineups. For more information, head to the Blue Note website here.Robert Glasper Blue Note NYC Residency ScheduleOctober 2-7: Robert Glasper with Chris Dave & Derrick HodgeOctober 9-10: Robert Glasper: Houston Nights featuring Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis & Walter SmithOctober 11-14: TO BE ANNOUNCEDOctober 16-17: Robert Glasper with Christian McBride & Nicholas PaytonOctober 18-21: Robert Glasper: Miles Davis Tribute “Everything’s Beautiful” with BilalOctober 23-24: Robert Glasper: Mulgrew Miller Tribute featuring Derrick Hodge & Rodney GreenOctober 25-28: Robert Glasper: R+R=NOW featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin TysonView All Residency Dateslast_img read more

Dominican Martial Artist is World Martial Artist of the Year

first_img Share Dominican martial arts instructor, Shannah Robin has been appointed World Martial Artist of the year.Robin currently holds a 7th degree black belt, the highest level attained by any Dominican.He is also the first Dominican to create his own martial arts style, and the youngest Dominican to receive the services medal of honor award for his outstanding contributions to his country in working with youth through martial arts.He informed Dominica Vibes that he is honored to be inducted in the biggest martial arts hall of fame located in Atlantic City.“To be in the presence of all the legends, ones that I dreamt of all my life. To see all these big guys on the screen and now being in their presence, shaking their hands and taking pictures to the point where I was the pad holder for Michael Jai White in his seminar, I mean that’s beyond words.“That is an opportunity many people wish they could have and fortunately for me I had that opportunity on Saturday. There was over 2,000 people there… It was an amazing experience, putting Dominica on the map,” he remarked.Michael Jai White is an American actor, director, and martial artist.Meanwhile, Robin says that he looks forward to sharing his experience with Dominican students.“My next move is to try bringing Michael Jai White to Dominica. I spoke to him about it, we’re going to exchange some information and once we get the government onboard and the Ministry of Tourism on board to help and and get some sponsors, I could get him down here, take him to some schools, so the children can see and feel and be motivated and inspired by a man who comes from a humble beginning and make it to the top.”Robin says that he is currently building universal martial arts internationally by providing quality training for the youth of Dominica and abroad alike.Shihan Shannah Robin poses with Michael Jai White 100 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Shihan Shannah Robin receiving his award LifestyleLocalNews Dominican Martial Artist is World Martial Artist of the Year by: – January 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Olivero: Despite Marrone’s words, SU’s loss to UConn is most frustrating because of when it happened

first_img Published on November 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Doug Marrone refused to call Sunday’s 23-6 loss to Connecticut the most frustrating of the year. ‘They are all frustrating, trust me,’ Marrone said. ‘They are all frustrating. All of the wins, you feel good about. And then you have to move on. I don’t think you can label one or the other.’ For the second game in a row his offense sputtered, this time lifeless to the UConn blitz. His defense held up for as long as it could, again, before succumbing to its own mind-lapse: a penalty within the SU five-yard line. And the opportunity to remain alive for a Big East championship was lost. Still, to Marrone, this wasn’t the worst loss of the year. What was the third Big East home loss for the Orange and a 60-minute example of a struggling offense against the Big East’s worst defense was as disheartening as the rest. A loss — albeit a touchdown-less one — is a loss. What, then, was different about Saturday?AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘It happened right now,’ Marrone said. Now, as in the final conference game for the Orange. Now, as in a week after the Orange program soared to new heights with bowl eligibility. Now, as in after Syracuse achieved all of its preseason goals, SU is limping to the end of the season. After nine games of progression, Saturday was the unequivocal regression. Against the conference’s worst total defense (364.11 yards per game), the Orange averaged 2.2 yards per rush. The rest of the offense didn’t muster any element of a threat as well, as Ryan Nassib struggled to find any north-to-south success while his offensive line failed to protect him. The cat, thanks to the Huskies’ defensive muzzle, was out of the bag. Even Rob Long — yes, Rob Long — muffed a punt 14 yards off the right side of his shoe. Everyone happened to succumb to the spell of poor play. SU was, in one word, bad. Bad to close conference play in a conference that many are regarding as the worst in BCS conference history. That bad. Because the loss happened when it did is the exact reason it was the most frustrating for SU all season. It may not be the lost road trip to Washington, or the 45-point pasting by Pittsburgh. And it may not have been the worst numbers-wise.  But it was, assuredly, the most frustrating. One week after the Orange broke out of its bowl drought, it looked like a team in the midst of a deep offensive funk, one it won’t soon get out of. Syracuse tallied 131 fewer yards Saturday than the Huskies’ opposition averaged prior to Saturday, accruing only 235 yards. Players looked confused, but if you ask Marrone, they weren’t emotionally drained. They also didn’t quit, as he felt his players played hard enough to tell them he felt such postgame. There weren’t any obvious excuses, and in his near seven-minute press conference he didn’t single out a paramount problem. No excuses meant there was a lack of execution. And a lack of execution that led to nine penalties and several turnovers meant Marrone put the blame on himself. But truthfully, as Marrone has guided SU to new heights much faster than expected, the blame can’t go on his shoulders. This is the man who might still be the favorite for Big East Coach of The Year. The elements of the game SU failed at against the Huskies were not his fault. The Orange just wasn’t good enough from a personnel perspective. And that is what made the loss so frustrating. Marrone’s ‘little things’ finally killed his team in all facets of the game. This team will be going to a bowl. But with this loss, there are clear signs that SU is playing poor football. And that the offense best might not be good enough against bowl-caliber teams. That extra game in December might turn into a shellacking. Because all of this hit the fan at the end of a game where SU could have remained in the Big East title talk makes it sting that much more for the Orange. Just 60 minutes earlier, anyone would have told you that it wouldn’t have been that way. It wasn’t meant to be that way. Not now, at least. But it was. It happened after everything. That’s why it hurts more than the rest. Tony Olivero is an assistant sports editor for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more