Happy child accidentally hangs self from rope swing in Trinidad

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese sailor crushed to death in T&TApril 2, 2018In “Crime”GPL worker falls off rotten pole, diesJanuary 5, 2017In “Local News”Man accused of attempting to kill ex-lover to face High Court trial …says “I just got myself into this problem accidentally’June 26, 2018In “Court” TRINIDAD EXPRESS – A 15-year-old Claxton Bay schoolboy is suspected to have accidentally hanged himself while swinging from a length of rope tied to a tree on Tuesday.Luke Rolle had a pulse when he was taken to hospital, but died while doctors treated him.The incident occurred near his grandmother’s home at Forres Park, Claxton Bay.His grandmother, Marilyn David, wept as she spoke about the incident which occurred around midday.“It was just a freak accident, he had no reason to commit suicide. He was a happy child”, she cried. “Luke was not accustomed to that swing. I don’t know if he ever went on it before”.David said that Luke had been at her home for the last week spending the Easter holidays.She said on Tuesday morning he had helped her with cleaning the house, and after he said he was going to a nearby parlour.“He came back from the parlour around 11.30 a.m. and he said ‘Grandma, I am going on the hill’. I told him ‘okay’. That is where the other children from the area go to swing. There is a long piece of rope tied to a Samaan tree”, said David.“He was such an obedient and loving child. He helped me do all the cleaning in the morning so I wanted to give him a little break”.She said Luke went to the swing, along with his 14-year-old female cousin.“When she came back down from the hill I asked her ‘Where is Luke?’ She said he was taking and swing and coming just now. I asked another boy. He said Luke was swinging but he wasn’t answering when he called him”, said David.She said she asked another boy about Luke and “He said Luke was laughing and that the rope was underneath his neck”.“I went up the hill and I called out to him three times. When I get closer I started to bawl, bawl, bawl. Another grandson came and slipped the rope from under his neck”, said the grandmother.The ambulance services responded and paramedics took Luke to the San Fernando General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Luke was a pupil of the Marabella North Secondary School. He was a Form Four sciences pupil, David said.“He was very kind, loving and helpful. He would never back answer no matter what you tell him”, she said.An autopsy was expected to be performed on Wednesday at the San Fernando mortuary.Officers of the Couva CID and Homicide Division Region III responded. read more

RPMGlobal XECUTEs another mine planning and scheduling software update

first_imgXECUTE is the latest in RPMGlobal’s extensive line of mine planning and scheduling software solutions to receive an update.XECUTE 1.10 builds on the core capabilities of XECUTE and features advanced upgrades to improve the live planning environment. This uses “enterprise enablement” to deliver real inter-departmental collaboration, according to RPMGlobal.XECUTE was designed to bridge the gap between short-term planning and operational execution and has been adopted at several sites globally, RPMGlobal says.The latest updates have seen the product integrated with MinVu, a suite of products the company acquired earlier this year.When the MinVu acquisition was announced in December 2017, RPMGlobal said XECUTE would “be able to immediately utilise the MinVu integration adaptors to bring back data such as Equipment GPS coordinates, actual bucket positions, material movements, drill hole details, actual production rates and incorporate them into the production plan. This will extend the functionality of XECUTE whilst increasing the number of modules in the RPM suite.”MinVu’s ability to pull this data directly from areas where it would otherwise remain in silos, means manual data processes are eliminated and users spend less time gathering and manipulating data and producing reports, according to RPMGlobal.MinVu, itself, received an update last month focused on integration with the Australia-headquartered company’s Enterprise Planning Framework.RPMGlobal has also started to build XECUTE into an augmented reality environment on iPads, iPhones and Android devices, according to Michael Baldwin, Executive General Manager of Product Strategy.“This means you can access the information on mobile devices regardless of your physical location, which is often a problem with remote mining operations. This also allows for clear communication of the plan, including any updates to the plan,” he said.The latest release also sees new scheduling functionality, including upgrades to the integrated product optimiser as well as user interface improvements that make the live planning a better overall user experience, according to the company.XECUTE aims to minimises data entry and maximise planning value and adaptability by using automation to connect planning with operations, with 3D cross-team collaboration and integrated design and scheduling, according to RPM Global.The system combines RPMGlobal’s proprietary Product Optimiser with a game-inspired 3D interface. Enterprise data feeds provide planners with the most up-to-date schedule inputs, allowing outputs to be automatically pushed to downstream systems and closing the loop between planning and execution.RPMGlobal said: “The companies that have adopted XECUTE have realised the potential of a collaborative, live planning environment and the improvements this could bring to their mining operation.”last_img read more