Almost 3M netizens illegally streamed Mayweather vs. McGregor fight—report

first_imgWilliams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out MOST READ Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite On the other hand, Facebook did its part to stop videos from spreading by taking down live streams of the fight.However, the social platform still could not keep up with the number of users, as some videos managed to be streamed live up until the end of the fight.Despite the massive number of illegal streams, the Mayweather versus McGregor fight is still expected to break PPV sales. As of this writing, official PPV numbers have yet to be released.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for youADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next However, not every sports fan managed to watch the fight on pay per view (PPV) and resorted to illegal streams online.According to a report form Forbes, digital platform security company Irdeto estimated that 2,930,598 people illegally watched the fight on various social media platforms via 239 illegal streams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Plenty of unwarranted videos were shared on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), while ads for the illegal streams were promoted on sites like Alibaba, eBay and Amazon.Other viewers, meanwhile, depended on “digital Robin Hoods”—or generous fans who purchased the fight and videotaped it live through their television or computers. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right) throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on Aug. 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe fight of the century went down over the weekend, as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his record unblemished at 50-0, turning back a very game adversary in Conor McGregor.READ: 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th roundADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Santos says long break to help San Miguel find remedy after blowing leads

first_imgIt can be said that San Miguel wasn’t the picture of consistency in the first two games of the PBA Philippine Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel’s worse collapse in the series was in the opener when it saw its 20-point lead, 72-52, in the third quarter dissipate into the fourth when the Hotshots outscored the Beermen 30-14 in the last 12 minutes.Magnolia eventually took Game 1, 105-103.Santos said the only way to stop Magnolia from catching up to them, especially in the latter moments of the game, is to give it the respect from the first minute until the final buzzer.“You really need to respect the Hotshots from start to finish because they can really blind side you,” said Santos who is averaging 21.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks so far in the series.Game 3 is on Easter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The NBA is about to set another 3-point record The four-peat seeking Beermen have blown two 20-point leads in both games as they failed to build a commanding 2-0 series lead heading into the break and instead settled for a 1-1 tie with the underdog Magnolia.San Miguel’s 92-77 victory in Game 2 may have ended in a rather decent manner for the Beermen but they squandered a 21-point lead, 73-52, late in the third period and allowed the Hotshots to trim the margin to just eight, 75-68, early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCaptain and 2013 MVP Arwind Santos said the week-long break will help them find a solution in preventing those collapses.“The benefits of this break is of course we can rest up, actually even the other team can rest,” said Santos in Filipino in a chat with Inquirer. “And for us, this break can also help us find a way from collapsing when we have a big lead.” Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

DeRozan’s season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Spurs: Aldridge became the 69th player in NBA history with 7,000 field goals, joining Pau Gasol and former Spurs George Gervin, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kevin Willis, Dale Ellis, Terry Cummings, Moses Malone and Dominique Wilkins. . DeRozan’s previous season high was 34 points, accomplished three times. . Marco Belinelli missed his first game of the season, sitting out due to neck stiffness.UP NEXTTrail Blazers: At Dallas on Tuesday night.Spurs: At Utah on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Al-Farouq Aminu tied a season high, scoring 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter. Aminu also finished with nine rebounds.DeRozan scored 18 of San Antonio’s final 20 points to close the third quarter, giving the Spurs a 97-90 lead entering the fourth.The Spurs made four 3-pointers in the fourth to fend off the Blazers.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Every starter scored in double figures except Maurice Harkless, who finished with eight points on 3-for-5 shooting. . Aminu also scored 20 points against Denver on Nov. 30. . Evan Turner missed the game with an inflamed left Achilles tendon. Turner had played in every previous game, averaging 8.2 points in 26 minutes per game.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points and Rudy Gay had 18 as the Spurs snapped a two-game skid.Lillard scored 37 points for Portland, and C.J. McCollum had 24.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDeRozan scored 26 points in the second half as the Spurs rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter after blowing a 12-point lead in the first half.Portland opened the second half on a 24-10 run in taking a 79-72 lead. San Antonio aided the spurt by committing four turnovers and missing five of its first six shots. San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan (10) attempts to shoot against Portland Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had a season-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a big game by Damian Lillard, rebounding from a pair of lopsided losses to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-118 on Sunday night.The Spurs held a practice Saturday morning following consecutive losses of 39 points and 31 points and the team responded with its highest point total in two weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Traffic violation nets theft suspects

first_imgPALMDALE – Two men stopped because the registration tag on their van was expired were arrested Monday morning on suspicion of stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper wire, a sheriff’s deputy said. Donald Chavez, 22, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Michael Robertson, 22, of Lebec were spotted at 5:30 a.m. on Palmdale Boulevard driving a black van that appeared to be heavily weighed down, sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Fender said. Inside the van was $30,000 worth of industrial copper wire, power saws, bolt cutters, night-vision goggles and about $5,000 in cash, Fender said. The men told Fender they found the wire in a remote desert region, he said. Fender said the wire’s origin was not known. He said most of the copper wire recovered has a Southern California Edison stamp. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thick copper wire commonly used by power companies and contractors at construction sites – typically 2 to 3 inches in diameter – has become a popular target for thieves in the last year. Fender said the wire is relatively easy to steal amid the Antelope Valley’s wide open space, especially in the early-morning hours, when sheriff’s deputies typically focus on urban areas. He said once the protective sheath is removed, the copper is sold to recycling stations, usually for about a third of its value. Fender estimated the van contained about a ton of the wire. “They had so much wire in there that van was lowered about 6 inches off the ground,” Fender said. last_img read more

Wenger receives hero’s welcome in Liberia

first_imgPresident Weah went on to become the only African to win Fifa World Player of the Year.He was greeted at the international airport in Harbel, 52km (32 miles) from Liberia’s capital Monrovia, by the country’s minister of youth and sports, Zoegar Wilson. Photo/BBCWenger will be inducted into the country’s Order of Distinction on 24 August and be given the title of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.He was greeted at the international airport in Harbel, 52km (32 miles) from Liberia’s capital Monrovia, by the country’s minister of youth and sports, Zoegar Wilson.Wenger told the media that he had come to the country to visit George and was not aware of any honour.Liberia residents welcoming Wenger. Photo/BBCHe previously expressed his admiration for Mr Weah in an interview with the BBC.“I remember when I saw him the first time at Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and becoming the best player in the world in 1995 and today becoming the president of his country,” Wenger said.“The life of this guy is a real film. It is unbelievable. It can make a fantastic film.”Not everyone has been as excited about his arrival.Arsene Wenger set to be honoured by Liberian President George Weah. Photo/BBCSome Liberians say that the honour should not have been given to an individual for what they had done for the president personally, according to the BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia.On a Liberian morning radio show, called 50-50, some of the listeners who called in said Mr Weah should have honoured the Liberian coaches who trained him before he caught the eye of the international community.Liberia’s Information Minister Eugene Nagbe told the BBC the award was not only about Weah’s personal connection with Wenger, but was a way to recognize that the Frenchman had “contributed to sports in Africa and has given many Africans opportunities”.Wenger coached 16 African players at Arsenal, including Ivory Coast’s Kolo Toure, Cameroon defender Lauren and Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu.-BY BBC-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsene Wenger in Liberia. PHOTO/BBCLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Crowds of excited Arsenal fans have welcomed Arsène Wenger as he arrived in Liberia ahead of an awards ceremony where he will be given the country’s highest honour.The former Arsenal manager was Liberian President George Weah’s first European football coach and brought him to Monaco in 1988.last_img read more

Michigan falls from grace for a record

first_imgNo. 4 Florida and No. 5 Wisconsin moved up two spots. Oklahoma, tied for fifth, moved up three spots. No. 7 Texas fell three spots after slogging through a 21-13 home victory over Arkansas State. No. 9 Virginia Tech held its place and plays at LSU on Saturday. No. 10 California moved up two spots after a 45-31 victory over Tennessee. The Vols dropped eight spots to No. 23. UCLA moved up to No. 13 after its victory at Stanford. Florida State also fell out of the rankings. The Seminoles were 19th heading into their season opener at Clemson and lost, 24-18, in the Bowden Bowl. Clemson moved into the rankings at No. 25 and Georgia Tech also moved into the Top 25. The Yellow Jackets were 21st after winning at Notre Dame, 33-3. As for Michigan, the Wolverines became the first ranked team from Division I-A, now known as the Bowl Subdivision, to lose to a team from I-AA, now known as the Championship Subdivision. “It hurts because you don’t like losing,” Michigan linebacker Chris Graham said Monday. “But how far can you hold your head down? I’m not holding my head down at all. You’ve got to move forward.” Michigan received 39 points from the media voters in the Top 25, including a 16th-place vote by Wayne Phillips from The Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. “I still think Michigan has a good football team,” he said. “I think they’re worthy of being ranked. They may prove me wrong.” Phillips said he gave Michigan some leeway because he’s very familiar with Appalachian State, the two-time defending I-AA champions. “They’re a pretty darn good football team,” he said. “If Michigan had lost to some of the other patsies some of the big teams played, I could see dropping them out.” Appalachian State is not eligible for the AP Top 25, which only ranks Bowl Subdivision teams. The Wolverines host Oregon on Saturday. Before Michigan’s fall, Notre Dame held the ignominious record for largest drop in the rankings in the Top 25-era. The Fighting Irish dropped 16 spots – from No. 9 to No. 25 – after losing to Northwestern, 17-15, on Sept. 3, 1995. Texas dropped 15 spots in 1997, going from ninth to 24th after a 66-3 loss to UCLA in September 1997. Louisville also fell 15 spots – 11th to unranked – in September 2005 after losing to South Florida. The highest ranked team to fall from the poll after one loss was No. 2 Oklahoma in 1959, when the AP was ranking the top 20 teams. Later that season, Army went from No. 4 to unranked. In 1950, Tennessee went from No. 4 to unranked in October and in 1960 Illinois fall out of the ranking from No. 4. In the latest poll, No. 11 Georgia moved up two spots and was followed by Ohio State, UCLA, Penn State and Rutgers. No. 16 Nebraska jumped four places. Auburn is 17th and Arkansas, TCU and Hawaii round out the first 20. The final five are Georgia Tech, Boise State, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Clemson.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Wolverines plunge from No.5 to unranked, a first for top-25 drops. By Ralph D. Russo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thud! The final fallout from a disastrous opening weekend for Michigan came Tuesday, when the Wolverines dropped all the way out of The Associated Press Top 25, an unprecedented fall from No. 5 to unranked. Since the AP poll expanded to 25 teams in 1989, no team has taken a bigger tumble in one week. After an opening college football weekend filled with blowouts and highlighted by Appalachian State’s stunning 34-32 upset of Michigan at the Big House, there was little notable movement in the Top 25 other than the Wolverines. USC was voted No. 1 by the media panel, but the Trojans lost some support. USC received 62 first-place votes in the preseason poll. A lackluster 38-10 victory over Idaho led to the Trojans dropping to 59 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU picked up those first-place votes, receiving five. No. 3 West Virginia received one first-place vote, the same as it did in the preseason. last_img read more

Joyce Ballantyne Brand, created ‘Coppertone Girl’

first_imgOCALA, Fla.- Joyce Ballantyne Brand, the artist who created the iconic image for Coppertone sun lotion of a mischievous puppy pulling down a little girl’s bathing suit bottom, has died. She was 88. Brand had a heart attack two weeks ago and died at home Monday, said her daughter, Cheri Brand Irwin. Irwin was 3 years old in 1959 when her mother used her as the model for the Coppertone Girl. Brand was paid a $2,500 commission. “She enjoyed commercial art, and she’s done many projects,” Irwin said. “The Coppertone one surprised her with its recognition and staying power.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBrand in 2004 described the Coppertone ad as “kind of boring.” “Yeah, it was a good billboard, but it was hardly the only art I ever produced,” she told the St. Petersburg Times of Florida. “But that’s what everybody remembers. That’s what everybody wants to talk about. The Coppertone Girl.” Jennifer Samolewicz of Schering-Plough Corp., Coppertone’s corporate owner, said the logo became an icon for the brand.last_img read more

FA plan ten minute ‘sin bin’ trials to curb dissent directed at match officials

first_img1 The FA hope to end dissent which is routinely shown to match officials The Football Association will ask non-League clubs to trial ‘sin bins’ as punishment for players showing dissent to match officials.If the trial works the governing body will roll out the scheme in the upper echelons of the football pyramid.The punishment will see players sent off for ten minutes for dissent in a bid to curb the abuse faced by referees in all levels of the game.Details on how the system will be managed in-game are yet to be finalised, but many will see it as a positive step towards bringing to an end one of the national game’s major problems.Former Premier League referee Graham Poll backs the idea, but concedes there are some potential pitfalls.  Poll told Sportsmail: “I welcome the introduction of sin bins next season but until we see them tested we won’t know if they will work.“However, England’s step seven leagues are a low-profile level to test this additional punishment for dissent and could well result in difficulties enforcing it.“Dissent and abuse is rife at that level and referees are usually the only official present.“So where will the temporarily dismissed player have to stand? Who will monitor his behaviour? Will referees at step seven be able to enforce this when so many of them choose to largely ignore dissent?”last_img read more

CATHAL Mac SUIBHNE’S GAA FAN BLOG: WHAT A SICKENER AS DONEGAL WILT

first_imgBY CATHAL Mac SUIBHNE: Donegal’s bid for a fourth Ulster title in six years ended in disappointment and of the three recent final defeats, this one hurt the most.In a frenetic period of stoppage time, Peter Harte sent over a sensational point to put his side ahead after Donegal had led for almost the entire game.The previous decider losses to Monaghan had seen Donegal playing catch up throughout but it was roles reversed today as Rory Gallagher’s team looked accomplished for long spells and led by four at one stage. After that lead was established though, Tyrone racked up a tally of 0-9 to their opponents 0-3. They were composed and patient in this spell and a far cry from what they were in the first half – erratic and ill-disciplined.Donegal on the other hand had total belief in what they were doing early on. Chances were carefully created and taken. Ryan McHugh’s performance was simply stunning. He terrifies defenders with his pace so Tyrone stood off him to ensure he couldn’t run at or around them. With this space offered to him, the Kilcar man was quite happy to take on his shots and he made hay while they sun shone high in the Clones sky. It’s a sign of a footballer of the highest intelligence when he can read what’s going on around him and take decisive action in reacting.Odhran MacNiallais had brought his shooting boots too and he helped his team into a three point half time, which was a fair reflection of how things had transpired.Tyrone’s inside forwards hadn’t posed much of a threat and generally most of their scores would be expected to come from the counter attack. That left the Donegal full back line with the task of starting attacks rather than shutting down Tyrone’s. Neil McGee got on a huge amount of ball and carried with purpose into the opposition half of the field. Donegal had kept their heads while Tyrone seemed to be losing theirs. Mattie Donnelly and Cathal McShane went off on black cards while player after player hacked woeful shots into the clouds. In the claustrophobic setting, it was Donegal who were finding room to breathe.Then came the half time whistle. After that it seemed to be a cliché-strewn disaster for Donegal. Half time came at the wrong time; a game of two halves; whatever was said in the Tyrone dressing room worked – take your pick.Michael Murphy brilliantly created a point for Paddy McBrearty straight from the throw in but then Tyrone proceeded to wring the life out of the men in green and gold jerseys. They waited and waited, content to let Donegal have the ball. They waited some more and once the slightest error came they pounced.Donegal just could not get through their defence and rather than take on pot-shots against the breeze they pressed and probed, hoping an opening would come. When it didn’t they were turned over and hit by waves of Tyrone attackers.There will no doubt be frustration amongst Donegal supporters at how insistent the team were in holding onto possession in the second half. Certainly there was a case to be made for more shooting, even if it resulted in more wides than points, but such was the reluctance to offer Tyrone chances to counter, they felt it was simply a case of ‘when we have the ball, they can’t score’. It is likely though that the only way that the retaining the ball plan would have worked would have been to keep possession much deeper, retreating back and in doing so force Tyrone to come out. Or would it have been better to simply give Tyrone the ball and set up the defensive screen as they had done?Despite being behind, Tyrone’s tactics were that of a team defending a lead – sit back, wait for a mistake and then swarm forward. Donegal meanwhile were ahead but played the match as high up the pitch as they could.Interestingly, it was the victorious minor team who managed to hit on the right gameplan. They defended their lead deep and with magnificent ball players and runners like Niall O’Donnell and Aidan McLaughlin they tagged on the extra scores they needed to win.As frustration grew, Donegal resorted to running at the Tyrone defence in the hope of drawing frees but none were forthcoming from David Coldrick. This reinvigorated the Red Hand men and their leaders came to the fore with Sean Cavanagh in particular producing an immense second half. The gloriously decorated Moy man proved again that he is one of the game’s greats; his two points off his right boot were nothing short of spectacular. With Tyrone pushing up on Mark Anthony McGinley’s restarts, thus forcing him to go long, Donegal were then ironically starved of the possession that they had almost sole control of for so long. Cavanagh junior, Colm, lorded the midfield battle and what Donegal would have given for Paul Durcan and Neil Gallagher to be on the field for those closing minutes.Instead it was thousands of Tyrone fans who raced onto St Tiernach’s Park to celebrate at the full time whistle and they can now dream big for 2016. They have placed themselves in the hot seat as Dublin’s main challengers and should those two sides meet further down the line, it will make for a fascinating encounter.For Donegal it’s the back door again and the record of beaten provincial finalists over the past few years wouldn’t fill anyone with too much optimism. We’ll be heading back to Croke Park in a couple of weeks but not via the planned route.CATHAL Mac SUIBHNE’S GAA FAN BLOG: WHAT A SICKENER AS DONEGAL WILT was last modified: July 17th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Cathal Mac SuibhnedonegalGAA blogTyronelast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000

first_imgA young woman ho suffered a burn injury when a hot water bottle in her bed split open has been awarded €65,000 damages.Ann Marie McGee (25), Meenlaragh, Letterkenny, was aged 15 when the incident occurred 10 years ago in her home.She told the High Court yesterday she still cannot wear high heels, had to give up playing football and could not sit her mock Junior Cert exams immediately after the incident. “It was very painful. I had to keep my foot in a basin of cold water all night,” she said.She said she had to go to hospital and the skin on her left foot had bubbled up.She later developed septicaemia on the foot and could not wear socks or shoes for two months after the incident.Ms McGee said she has been left with a permanent scar and is conscious of that.“ I still can’t wear heels. The rim of the shoe catches on the burn,” she said.When the case was called yesterday before Ms Justice Mary Irvine, Richard Lyons SC, for Ms McGee, said she had settled her case against Siopa Niall Ruaidh Teoranta trading as Mace Supermarket, Gortahork, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, and the matter before the court was against wholesale distributor Peter McCallig, trading as McCallig Brothers, Mount Street, Claremorris, Co Mayo, for assessment of damages only.Counsel said proceedings against the importer and supplier of the hot water bottle could be struck out.It was claimed Ms McGee’s mother bought the hot water bottle in December 2001.On February 4th, 2002, Ms McGee placed the hot water bottle in her bed.She claimed she got into bed and placed her left foot beneath the bottle, which spilt, and the contents poured on to her foot.It was claimed the incident occurred as a result of negligence and breach of duty of the defendants, but they denied those claims.Ms Justice Irvine, who examined the scar on Ms McGee’s foot in her private chambers, said the young woman had suffered excruciating pain when the hot water bottle split open.DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000 was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 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:Ann Marie McGeeHIGH COURThot water bottlelast_img read more