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Junior Seaus Family Releases Brain Tissue

The family former All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said today.The San Diego County medical examiner’s office recently released preserved brain tissue to the National Institutes of Health, coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Gordon said.“We have no information about the type of study that will be done,” she said.The tissue was released at the request of Seau’s family, she added. She declined to disclose whether Seau’s entire brain was released.The 43-year-old former star mostly with the San Diego Chargers shot himself in the chest at his Oceanside home in May, less than 2½ years after ending his Pro Bowl career.Seau’s death echoed last year’s suicide of former Chicago Bearsdefensive back Dave Duerson, who left a note asking for his brain to be studied for signs of brain trauma. That raised anew questions about whether brain damage from repeated concussions on the field lead to long-term problems such as depression.To date, however, no link has been found between Seau’s death and his football days. Although his death was ruled a suicide, a final autopsy report and results of drug-screening tests are pending. read more

Road infrastructure challenges cited by residents to Wheeland MP

first_img Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister Related Items:blue hills, delroy williams, infrastructure, wheeland Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Jul 2015 – Bad roads, bad lighting and a bad mess of traffic are what residents of Wheeland and Blue Hills are calling the Member of Parliament for electoral district #10 about. Hon Delroy Williams is the second MP this week to express sentiments reportedly being expressed to him about the condition of life in the country’s largest residential community. Williams is calling on residents to petition government to improve the infrastructure and he is also sending a clarion call to Premier Rufus Ewing to better the constituencies. Among the suggestions: create another roadway into and out of Blue Hills to reduce the traffic clog; he said emergency vehicles find it near impossible to pass during the morning and afternoon commutes and when they do get through, it is an often dangerous and staggering situation. The Wheeland Member calls the traffic and road conditions in Blue Hills and Wheeland, “hazardous.” Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP supporter ‘no-show’ at Wheeland Claims & Objections Fiery explosion kills Blue Hills manlast_img read more

Harbour Islands Romora Bay Resort Marina Reports Best Holiday Season Ever 2nd

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 8, 2017 – Harbour Island – Romora Bay Resort and Marina in tony Harbour Island, the exclusive isle known for its pink sand beaches and multi-million dollar dollhouse cottages, broke its own record with back-to-back record holiday capacity.   The marina and boutique hotel located on a sprawling four and a half acres of waterfront just reported its best holiday season ever, topping its own record year of 2016.“Last year, we were absolutely packed and I thought it can’t get any better than this – and then it did,” said Joe Dargavage, General Manager of the Harbour Island hotspot with its popular marina, two restaurants and family friendly atmosphere.   “We had more superyachts than we have ever had in our history along with sportsfish and smaller pleasure craft. We had vessels that came from all over the U.S., the Caribbean and the Med.  Folks, many of whom had been here before and some for the first time, had a ball.   I don’t think there was anyone who did not know nearly everyone by the time they left.   It was just a lot of fun throughout the holidays.”   That “lot of fun,” as Dargavage put it, culminated in a New Year’s Eve party that was kid- and boater-friendly with a five-course meal, live music, a festival atmosphere and Junkanoo.   And, said Dargavage, it “ended early enough for everyone to go into town for the New Year’s party that Harbour Island is famous for.”While the holiday season was marked by good times, good cheer and good friends, Dargavage says there is greater reason for celebration ahead. He called the response particularly reassuring after weather events in the region.“After an active hurricane season, yachts, megayachts and superyachts have been filling the marinas throughout The Bahamas,” he said.   “That is a very good sign for all of us in the industry as well as the businesses that serve the boating and marina industry.   For us at Romora Bay, the holiday season was a great springboard for the coming year and with our new restaurant offerings and still being the only place with live music three times a week, 2018 is off to a great start and looks like an exciting year.”According to Dargavage, an uptick in the economy, growing confidence in The Bahamas and the increasing desirability of Family Islands represent a trend that is also impacting property values.“Last year, 2017, was one of the best years in the island’s history for property sales in number of transactions and in property value.”   That, he said, despite property values on the tiny 3-mile long island already being among the highest in the region with a 2-bedroom, 1,200-foot cottage easily commanding a $1.5 million price tag.“There is a trickle-down effect psychologically.   As places like Albany and BahaMar come on stream, there is a perception The Bahamas is the place for the well-to-do and those who want to be where the well-to-do who could afford anything,” said Dargavage.   “Harbour Island has something for everyone.   It’s friendly, it’s quaint and it has an understated luxury so it really appeals to A-listers who want the exclusivity knowing it is an island where no one gawks and no one talks.” Related Items:last_img read more

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