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Drunken man accused of stealing excavator, charging Jefferson Parish deputies, going on destructive rampage

April 27, 2015

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 24-year-old Harvey man was intoxicated Thursday night when he commandeered an excavator from a worksite under the West Bank Expressway, charged Sheriff’s Office cruisers and led them on a chase up Peters Road before ramming through a fence and plowing the giant machine into the Harvey Canal. William Strength escaped… Continue Reading »

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Incredible video shows the moment a huge stingray nibbles on a brave free diver’s head as he lies on the ocean floor

April 27, 2015

Footage shows stingray gliding itself over a diver’s body on ocean floor Diver and documentary maker Johnny Debnam was free-diving, meaning diving without a breathing apparatus He lay motionless on the ocean floor and stingray came to investigate Stingrays are potentially deadly animals due to their dangerous barbs Incredible footage has captured the moment a… Continue Reading »

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Rescuing Sea Lion Pups, Climate Change Hits Sea Lions in the Santa Barbara Channel

April 23, 2015

Peter Howorth is a big crunch of a man with a big crunch of a handshake. In his line of work, both attributes are vital. For the past 50 years, Howorth has been capturing sea lions, seals, whales, and other marine mammals. It’s an up-close-and-personal endeavor not for the weak of grip. Initially, Howorth sold… Continue Reading »

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Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding

April 17, 2015

I’ve worked in the dirt, the grime, in uncomfortable temperatures and pressures. Diving isn’t what I originally imagined it would be, but I’m glad I made the shift. Graduation: Nothing to Hold Back Back in college in the Philippines, I made varsity in swimming and was a member of dance club in school. I had good athletic… Continue Reading »

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Diver Helps Freeing A Trapped Blue Shark

April 14, 2015

A female blue shark made an unexpected scene for passers-by when it got trapped by swimming under a PVC barrier on Taranaki Wharf located near Te Papa museum. The shark is about 2 meters long and has been swimming below the diving platform since morning of April 10, 2015 apparently incapable of finding its way… Continue Reading »

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Mumbai couple recount their underwater wedding ceremony

April 14, 2015

Mumbai couple Pooja Raut and Sailesh Kochraekar recently became the first Indians to be a part of the Guinness World Record-breaking Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony in Thailand The setting was perfect for a wedding: sun glistening over the clear blue waters, powder-white sands tickling our feet, and balmy weather. Almost on cue, the brides and… Continue Reading »

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Barlow: from sea to Erc

April 3, 2015

Marine engineer Fergus Barlow will make his FIA European Rally Championship debut on this weekend’s Discover Northern Ireland Circuit of Ireland Rally. Sailing the seven seas limits Fergus’s rallying opportunities – but on dry land, the qualified commercial diver showed his true potential behind the steering wheel by taking a hired Ford Fiesta R2 to… Continue Reading »

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‘Diver Ed’ to share thrills, chills of ice diving

March 27, 2015

Local diver Eddie “Diver Ed” Monat will visit the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. to speak about diving in winter. During the coldest month on record this winter, Monat challenged himself to dive every day and create a short video of each chilly underwater adventure. During his presentation, he will… Continue Reading »

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Biz Wave: MagnumUSA

March 13, 2015

Years ago, you were racing cars. How did this transition into a passion for the cutting and welding industry? Racing cars led to industrial engineering assignments with emphasis on facilitating novel welding methods leading to productivity improvements. With ExoBlade trademarked technology, you can make specialized cutting for varied widths, saving on excess inventory. How long… Continue Reading »

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