Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series

  1. Sir Patrick Stewart to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek series  TVNZ
  2. Patrick Stewart To Star In New ‘Star Trek’ Series As Jean-Luc Picard On CBS All Access  Deadline
  3. Patrick Stewart to Return as Capt. Picard in New ‘Star Trek’ Series for CBS All Access  Variety
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Captain of the capsized Missouri duck boat told passengers not to wear life jackets

  1. Captain of the capsized Missouri duck boat told passengers not to wear life jackets  New York Daily News
  2. Ticket mix-up led family onto doomed duck boat  New York Post
  3. 17 Dead After Tourist Boat Capsizes In Missouri’s Table Rock Lake  HuffPost
  4. Duck Boats Linked to More Than 40 Deaths Since 1999  U.S. News & World Report
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Survivor claims captain told passengers to leave life jackets before 'duck boat' capsized

Survivor claims captain told passengers to leave life jackets before 'duck boat' capsizedNine of the 17 people who drowned when an amphibious “duck boat” carrying 31 people capsized in stormy weather in Missouri were from the same family. Another two members of that family survived, said a spokeswoman for Mike Parson, the Missouri governor. Tia Coleman told WXIN-TV in Indianapolis that she and a nephew were among 11 relatives on a duck boat Thursday night on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Coleman says she lost “all my children” but she did not say how many. Coleman says the captain of the boat told passengers, “Don’t worry about grabbing the life jackets – you won’t need them.” She says by the time it was clear life jackets were needed, “it was too late.” An email seeking comment from a spokeswoman for Ripley Entertainment, which owns the Ride the Ducks boat, was not immediately returned. People pray next to a car believed to belong to a victim of the duck boat accident Credit:  Charlie Riedel/AP Divers discovered four more bodies on Friday, and officials said all bodies have now been recovered from the accident. The ages of the victims ranged from one to 70 years old, according to Missouri Highway Patrol. The vessel sank in 40ft of water before rolling to a final depth of 80ft, posing a challenge for divers attempting to recover the victims who remained in the vehicle when it sank. Fourteen people survived, including seven who were injured when the boat went down, and were taken to hospital. Emergency crews responded to the incident shortly after 7pm as thunderstorms rolled through the area, the fire district said on Twitter. A spokeswoman for the Cox Medical Centre Branson said four adults and three children arrived at the hospital shortly after the incident. Two adults were in critical condition and the others were treated for minor injuries, Brandei Clifton said. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Linderberg said a top wind speed of 63 mph was measured around 7pm Thursday at Branson Airport. The winds were likely stronger over the lake, Linderberg said. Rescue personnel are seen after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County Credit: Reuters “There’s nothing to slow down winds in an open area,” he said. Multiple dive teams from a number of law enforcement agencies were assisting in the rescue and recovery effort. Mr Rader said the divers ended their “challenging” search on Thursday night before resuming their efforts on Friday morning. An amphibious “duck boat” about to sink at Table Rock Lake near Branson on Thursday. It was not immediately clear if this was the boat that capsized Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board made their way to the scene on Friday morning to establish how the accident occurred. Suzanne Smagala with Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said the company was assisting authorities with the rescue effort. Smagala added this was the Branson tour’s first accident in more than 40 years of operation. Video footage shot by an eyewitness who was on shore showed strong waves tossing two duck boats side to side. The video clip was posted online by KY3 News. Rescue personnel work after an amphibious “duck boat” capsized and sank, at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Stone County Credit: Reuters The man-made lake is a popular tourist draw located in southern Missouri on the border with Arkansas. Duck amphibious vehicles are used on tourist sightseeing tours around the world and have been involved in a number fatal accidents in the past two decades. They were originally used by the U.S. military in World War II to transport troops and supplies, and later were modified for use as sightseeing vehicles.  The company that builds ducks, Ride the Ducks International LLC, agreed in 2016 to pay a $1 million fine after one of the vehicles collided with a bus in Seattle, killing five international students. Pictures coming in from #Branson in the aftermath of the incident on Table Rock Lake in Branson. (ctsy. @kytv) pic.twitter.com/6Tqb8lofBv— Mark Moseley (@KARKMark) July 20, 2018 The company admitted to failing to comply with US vehicle manufacturing rules.


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Home comforts greet 'Wild Boars' captain after Thai cave rescue

Home comforts greet 'Wild Boars' captain after Thai cave rescue“My bed felt warm,” the 13-year-old, also known as Dom, told Reuters. The 12 boys, aged 11 to 16, and the 25-year-old coach of the “Wild Boars” soccer team returned home on Wednesday after being discharged from hospital and appearing on national television to describe their ordeal inside the Tham Luang cave. Dom also blew out candles for a belated celebration of his 13th birthday on July 3, a day after the boys were found by two British divers about 4 km (2.5 miles) inside the cave.


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