Saturday evening at the sold out 2013 HARD Summer EDM festival in Los Angeles State Historic Park, a concert attendee died of cardiac distress and passed away at the hospital. Live Nation claims to have had all proper medical staff on the premises and the patron received CPR within two minutes of notification.Hard Summer is run by HARD Events‘s founder Gary Richards (Destructo). Headliners for this year’s event include Bassnectar, Duck Sauce, Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), Justice (DJ Set), Flying Lotus, Knife Party, and Empire of the Sun. On twitter, Flying Lotus claims to have witnessed the event firsthand.Damn. I saw a guy die before I played my set. Heavy.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 4, 2013Official statement from Live Nation:During Saturday evening’s event held at Los Angeles State Historic Park, a patron experienced cardiac distress and sadly passed away at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.Our guests’ safety and well being is of paramount importance at every Live Nation event. We have skilled EMT’s, police, and security staff deployed on site to respond to any emergency situation and last night members of this emergency team were with this patron and administering CPR within two minutes of notification. We work closely with local health and safety authorities to plan for emergencies and set the appropriate staffing levels for each event.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on Fine Gael to confirm it will not move to hike up the rates of duty on diesel fuel.The Donegal TD claims that to do so would amount to an attack on communities all across the border.Deputy McConalogue said “There has been some speculation that the Government will move to hike the rates of duty on diesel fuel in the upcoming budget. That would be a mistake for a number of reasons in my view. “Firstly, all along the border small businesses are already struggling with the effects of the plunging value of sterling. The one thing that has kept cross border shoppers coming to towns and villages in Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Cavan and Louth is the fact that even with the weaker pound, good value is still available in fuel, most notably diesel.“If the Government now moves to eradicate that advantage, the flow of people from the North and the money they spend in these communities will stop. It is as simple as that.”The Inishowen TD said the other issue is the fact that many people, especially in rural areas, have made the extra investment in diesel vehicles based on a reasonable expectation that diesel would continue to be more affordable than unleaded petrol.He added that with motor insurance out of control, any further addition to the cost of motoring would simply put some people off the road. In border areas, where the public transport infrastructure is virtually non-existent, this is unacceptable, he said.“My final concern about this policy is the bonus it would represent for the illicit fuel industry. Any additional cost for consumer diesel will act as a further financial incentive for these thugs. Once again, it is communities in border areas who bear the brunt of the environmental impact of this crime in the form of dumped toxic sludge and polluted water courses.“It is very clear that those who make the case for increasing the cost of diesel have not thought through the full implications. I intend to make the case very strongly within my own party that Fianna Fáil should oppose any such policy.”Planned diesel tax hike is attack on border communities – McConalogue was last modified: August 30th, 2016 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:Charlie McConaloguedieseldonegalHiketax