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  • Army Unveils New Modular Helmet Prototypes

    09/10/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Kit up! at Military.com ^ | September 10, 2013 | Mike Hoffman
    The U.S. Army has released two new helmet prototypes the service is testing to offer soldiers a modular design that would allow crew members to need only one helmet versus the two they currently have to keep. Army leaders plan to unveil the helmets officially in October that came out of the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection program — a four year development effort led by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Engineers and scientists have developed the helmet to potentially include see-through and projected heads up display technologies, better eye and face protection and improved ballistic...
  • EVA 23: exploring the frontier (Astronaut Parmitano describes helmet filling with water)

    08/21/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    ESA ^ | 8/20/13 | Luca Parmitano
    My eyes are closed as I listen to Chris counting down the atmospheric pressure inside the airlock – it’s close to zero now. But I’m not tired – quite the reverse! I feel fully charged, as if electricity and not blood were running through my veins. I just want to make sure I experience and remember everything. I’m mentally preparing myself to open the door because I will be the first to exit the Station this time round. Maybe it’s just as well that it’s night time: at least there won’t be anything to distract me. When I read 0.5...
  • NASA Cuts Spacewalk Short After Water Leak Inside Astronaut's Spacesuit

    07/16/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Space.com ^ | 7/16/13 | Miriam Kramer
    NASA aborted a planned six-hour spacewalk by two astronauts outside the International Space Station today (July 16) when one of the spacewalkers reported "a lot of water" inside his spacesuit helmet, a potentially scary situation. European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano reported that helmet started filling with water, making it difficult for him to continue the spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk ended after one hour and 32 minutes. It was supposed to last six hours and 15 minutes. The crew was in no immediate danger during the spacewalk, NASA officials said. Parmitano With Helmet Removed Astronaut...
  • Mystery of incredibly ornate 2,600-year-old bronze Greek warrior helmet found on seabed

    03/01/2012 6:27:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies · 13+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ted Thornhill
    A bronze Greek warrior helmet dating back to the 6th or 5th century BC has been discovered on the seabed in Haifa Harbour, Israel – but the owner remains a complete mystery. Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archaeology Unit with the Israel Antiquities Authority, said: ‘The gilding and figural ornaments make this one of the most ornate pieces of early Greek armour discovered.’ However, how it ended up on the seabed and who it belonged to remains unknown. One theory is that it belonged to a warrior stationed on one of the warships of the Greek fleet that fought...
  • Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown (Greek Mercenary Helmet, Circa 600 B.C.)

    02/28/2012 9:07:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Live Science ^ | 28 February 2012 | Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
    Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery. The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II. Dredging discovery...
  • M-1 Steel Helmet

    01/26/2013 8:32:59 AM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    "Early in World War II, U.S. forces were still equipped with the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet, a left over from the First World War. The M1917A1 helmet, adopted in 1939, differed only in minor details. In 1941, the M-1 "steel pot" helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of 1942. At Guadalcanal, in August 1942, the M1 helmet was common and the old "dishpan" helmet had mostly disappeared...... After its...
  • 5TH Graders Design Improved Military Helmet (Video)

    02/21/2012 10:08:12 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Platts Energy Week ^ | February 16, 2012 | Mike Hydeck
    We made two stops for this Cool Schools report: Leesburg, Va. and the White House. A team of fifth graders came up with an invention so impressive, the President of the United States even noticed! Learning about the war in Afghanistan could be pretty daunting and the graphic scenes can be scary, but for these 11 year olds, it was a motivation to do something positive. Jack Dudley, a student at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, Va. told us, "Our inspiration for the project...Specialist Robert Warren lost part of his skull in an IED blast in Afghanistan." Virginia 5th...
  • Beaver Borough Bans Non-Residents From Sledding

    12/29/2011 7:56:37 AM PST · by Lockbox · 18 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | December 27, 2011 9:13 PM | None Listed
    Sledding is permitted in Roosevelt Park although children under 12 must wear helmets, but the ordinance limits sledding to only Beaver Borough residents.
  • Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat

    07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed
    Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist' A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said. After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported. "We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the...
  • Bareheaded motorcyclist dies in helmet protest

    07/05/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2011 10:20 p.m. EDT | By Nina Raja
    <p>A bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest mandatory helmet laws was killed when he was thrown over the handlebars in Onondaga, New York.</p> <p>Philip A. Contos, 55, of Parish, New York, was on a ride organized by the Onondaga chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE), state police said Sunday.</p>
  • NY Motorcyclist Dies on Ride Protesting Helmet Law

    07/04/2011 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 149 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/4/2011 | Yahoo News
    ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
  • No helmet? That's a $275 ticket — even if you're not on wheels.

    02/18/2011 1:44:40 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 02/18/2011 | MSNBC
    Dad loses appeal of ticket he got holding 5-year-old's hand as child learned in skate park OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A dad who was baffled when an Oceanside police officer gave him a citation for not wearing a helmet inside a city skate park was found guilty Wednesday when he tried to fight the ticket in traffic court. But his fine was suspended. “Are you serious?" That was the reaction by Steve Malfatto after Officer Gary Truscott gave him a citation on Oct. 29. Malfatto was upset because he was wearing sandals, didn't have a skateboard, and was simply holding his...
  • Unbreakable (Something done right)

    02/17/2011 6:34:17 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2/17/2011
    Unbreakable The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have found that their new Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is even more bullet proof than expected. While testing the ECH, it was discovered that the machine firing metal fragments at the ECH (to represent shell and bomb fragments) could not fire fragments fast enough to penetrate. The ECH was supposed to be invulnerable to pistol bullets, and it was, but some types of metal fragments were expected to still be dangerous. So ECH was tested to see how well it could resist high-powered rifle bullets. ECH was not 100 percent invulnerable, but in...
  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    11/03/2010 9:09:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/3/2010 | Defense Talk
    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think. During the 2010 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Oct. 25-27 at the Washington Convention Center, civilian researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center displayed futurist equipment design concepts to senior Army leaders, congressional staffers and Soldiers attending the show. "What we're trying to do is tell the story of how we're setting the force for the future," said Jean-Louis "Dutch" DeGay, Strategic Outreach,...
  • M-346 Master Adopts the Helmet Mounted Display

    05/18/2010 9:03:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Defense Studies ^ | 5/17/2010 | Defense Studies
    Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, recently carried out the first flight tests of the new sophisticated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system That Will Be fitted to the M-346 advanced training aircraft Masters. The HMD system, a true interface between the pilot and aircraft systems, complements the Head-Up Display by offering the pilot to receive attitude, navigation, tactical and mission information directly on the helmet visor, independently of the direction in which he is looking. The HMD system, a true interface Between the pilot and aircraft systems, complements the Head-Up Display by offering the pilot to receive attitude, navigation, tactical and...
  • Helmets designed for bar conversations

    05/13/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 915+ views
    upi. ^ | May 13, 2010
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - A Scottish college student said her invention, a clear plastic helmet with openings at the face and ears, is designed to help people talk in noisy bars. Elaine McLuskey, 23, an Edinburgh Napier University student, said the sound bubble is designed to cut out background noise and help friends converse without straining in busy bars and pubs, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. "(There's) that frustrating situation of trying to catch up with a friend in a busy bar. You want to hear their news and have a proper chat, but you have to shout over...
  • A Day in the Life of the Battle for Marjah: US Marine Walks Away from a Shot to His Helmet..

    02/18/2010 10:37:53 AM PST · by TaraP · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Christian News ^ | Feb 18th, 2010
    As the aggressive battle wages against the Taliban in Marjah, may this story remind us to pray for the safety of our troops and those Afghans fighting alongside them. This week, US and Afghan troops have been fighting Taliban forces in Marjah, Afghanistan, and the opposition has been fierce. Hoping that they will be able to root out the enemy strongholds in the city—much like they were conquered in Iraq's Fallujah—the Afghan and US troops in Afghanistan have endured some of the most intense combat so far. Out of that mêlée, though, came a miraculous story on Monday, when—as the...
  • Thermahelm (Motorcycle Helmet) Is an Air Bag for Your Brain

    01/14/2010 5:55:53 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 19 replies · 922+ views
    Fast Company ^ | 1/13/10 | Ariel Schwartz
    You crash in a car and an air bag inflates to cushion the blow, but what happens if you crash on a motorcycle? That's the problem that the Thermahelm, a brain-cooling motorcycle helmet, tries to solve. It's a potentially life-saving technology--80% of all motorcycle fatalities involve head injuries. The carbon-fiber helmet, designed by British motorcycle enthusiast Jullian Preston-Powers, contains two chemical packs in its lining. One pack contains ammonium nitrate and the other contains water. When a crash occurs, the packs mix together and create a cooling reaction that stabilizes brain temperature and eases swelling for up to 45 minutes--that...
  • Gang Task Force's Building Rigged to Explode in Hemet [LA/San Jacinto CA]

    12/31/2009 7:40:44 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 118 replies · 7,939+ views
    NBC ^ | 12/31/2009
    Updated 2:43 PM PST, Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Gang task force members in Hemet are lucky to alive Thursday after they noticed their office was flooded with natural gas in an apparently deliberate attempt to cause a deadly explosion, police said. "It was basically designed so that once somebody came in and moved around a little bit, it would have gone off," said Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart. "At the very least, it would have leveled the building and killed whoever was inside." Wisehart told the Southwest Riverside News Network that there is no doubt the trap was meant for...
  • How the F-35 Demon Helmet Looks Inside [Awesome video illustration]

    05/12/2009 6:29:01 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 26 replies · 2,500+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | May 11 2009 | Gizmodo
    Ever since I saw the F-35 demon helmet—which gives a 360-degree spherical view of the battlefield—I have wondered how it really looks inside, for the pilot. No more: Jump to minute 3:50.The helmet projects an augmented reality world inside its visor. This image is created by a visualization, targeting, and situational awareness marvel called Electro Optical Distributed Aperture System, which combines the feeds from six advanced infrared digital cameras located around the aircraft and other sensors—like radar—into a seamless 360-degree spherical panorama, all in real time.The panorama inside the helmet effectively makes the F-35 completely invisible to the pilot. In...
  • The soldier helmet that pinpoints enemy snipers

    05/01/2009 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 37 replies · 1,357+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 4/30/09 | David Greig
    April 30, 2009 Imagine being able to pinpoint an enemy shooter in difficult terrain with such deadly accuracy that you can see whether they are kneeling or standing and not only what kind of weapon they are firing but the caliber too. Well, engineers at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed such a system by turning soldiers' combat helmets into "smart nodes" in a wireless sensor network. The ISIS location system ISIS has developed the technology with the support of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and Vanderbilt University has patented the system's key elements. The...
  • Canadian MP calls for ski safety helmet standards [Socialized Medicine Alert]

    03/19/2009 5:58:43 PM PDT · by melt · 36 replies · 790+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/19/09 | AFP
    <p>OTTAWA (AFP) — A Canadian lawmaker on Thursday said the government was "irresponsible" for not mandating newer standards for safety helmets on ski slopes after several injuries and deaths, including actress Natasha Richardson.</p> <p>"The recent serious brain injuries on Canada's ski slopes are tragic reminders that these brain injuries are preventable," opposition MP Hedy Fry said in a statement.</p>
  • Should ski helmets be compulsory?

    03/19/2009 11:05:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 121 replies · 1,563+ views
    The death of Natasha Richardson has sparked a debate about whether it should be mandatory for skiers and snowboarders to wear helmets. There's been a sharp rise in the number of people wearing helmets after several high-profile ski accidents this winter and some compulsion has already come in. However, the medical evidence is not conclusive and it's not thought any widespread compulsion is imminent in the Alps.
  • Gladiat8r: a modern take on Roman battle-gear

    01/27/2009 9:15:49 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,121+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 1/27/09 | Gizmag.com
    This intriguing helmet concept from Canedo Studio and spotted by Yanko Design is said to be inspired by the protective headwear worn by Roman Gladiators and we mention it mainly because, well, it's a very cool design. Although on one hand it may look like an industrial brain slicer, the design is indeed intended to protect one's noggin, with weight being distributed evenly across the arch structure to reduce pressure on the bridge of the nose. According to Yanko Design, the helmet is adjustable via a range of rubber attachments that brace the ribs on the frame. Breathe-ability certainly wouldn't...
  • Police force blows £100,000 on failed search to find a helmet to cover Sikh officer's turban

    06/20/2008 2:01:04 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 147+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th June 2008 | David Wilkes
    A police force spent £100,000 on a failed attempt to find protective headgear that fits over Sikh officers' turbans. West Midlands Police started its search after one Sikh constable decided he wanted to join the counter-terrorist Operational Support Unit. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, was refused a place because he was unable to fit the necessary helmet and respirator over his turban and beard, both of which are requirements for strict adherents to his faith. According to a police source, the unnamed constable claimed he was being discriminated against and was then assigned the task - while...
  • DoD Cover-Up Alleged Over Helmet Fine

    02/10/2008 7:57:22 AM PST · by Etoo · 33 replies · 402+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 04, 2008 | Staff
    Two whistleblowers claim that a $1.9 million fine leveled against their former bosses - who allegedly underweighted the bulletproof material in combat helmets to save money - is too measly and part of a Pentagon cover-up. Jeff Kenner and Tamara Elshaug, who worked at the Sioux Manufacturing Corp. in North Dakota, had charged that their company was involved in the "underweaving" of the bulletproof fabric in more than 2 million "P.A.S.G.T." helmets handed out to National Guardsmen, Army Soldiers and Navy Sailors across the country. ... "Any time there's less Kevlar, there's less protection. The American people should know about...
  • The helmet that could turn back the symptoms of Alzheimer's

    01/25/2008 1:15:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 60+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-25-08 | DAVID DERBYSHIRE
    An experimental helmet which scientists say could reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease within weeks of being used is to be tried out on patients. The strange-looking headgear - which has to be worn for ten minutes every day - bathes the brain with infra-red light and stimulates the growth of brain cells. Its creators believe it could reverse the symptoms of dementia - such as memory loss and anxiety - after only four weeks. Alzheimer's disease charities last night described the treatment as "potentially life- changing" - but stressed that the research was still at the very early stages.
  • Nike Recalls Football Helmet Chin Straps Which Can Break and Pose Risk of Serious Injury

    11/13/2007 7:33:25 PM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 129+ views
    CPSC ^ | 11-13-2007 | CPSC
    The recalled football helmet chin strap consists of a plastic cup with a foam liner, straps and four metal snaps. They were sold in both youth and adult sizes and come in black/gray and white/gray color combinations. The Nike Swoosh trademark is printed on the outside of the chin cup and DRI-FIT™ is printed on the foam liner. “Made in China” and one of the following four style numbers is printed on the inside of the strap: FA0016 046, FA0016 130, FA0021 046, or FA0021 130.
  • Helmet saves Ohio soldier from Iraqi insurgent's bullet

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Keenan sent them an e-mail with the alarming subject line: "Well you'll never believe this I GOT SHOT IN THE HEAD." An Army news release says the helmet Keenan prefers to wear low over his eyes deflected the bullet Sunday. In the e-mail, the 2001 graduate of Newark High School and Licking County Joint Vocational School used colorful language to describe his anger over the attack. He quickly fired back, killing the insurgent. Keenan says he came away from the episode with just a headache, as well as a "Thank God, I'm alive" feeling.
  • Tin Foil Hat Conspiracy REVEALED!

    02/14/2007 12:09:18 PM PST · by Toadman · 14 replies · 671+ views
    MIT ^ | 17 Feb 2005 | Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, Noah Vawter
    AbstractAmong a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of...
  • She loves to ride — with a helmet

    10/27/2006 12:26:01 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 176 replies · 3,062+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | LAWRENCE SUSSMAN
    A total of 4,553 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents last year in the United States, but more than 700 of them would have lived if they had been wearing helmets, Mary E. Peters, the new U.S. transportation secretary, said Thursday in Milwaukee. Peters, during a visit to the Harley-Davidson plant in Milwaukee, talked about the "alarming rise" in fatalities and injuries involving motorcyclists since 1997. Peters, an ardent motorcyclist, said she will "never, ever ride without a helmet." She said a helmet last year saved her from more serious injuries in an accident in which she hit her husband's motorcycle...
  • Lucky 'Bastard' escapes death (Honest that's MNF-Iraq Title)

    08/14/2006 4:46:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,206+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    HUSAYBA — Cpl. Jamie L. Emerson is one lucky 'Bastard.' The 22-year-old assigned to the 'Betio Bastards' of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment escaped death when an enemy bullet ripped through his Kevlar helmet Aug. 1 in Husayba, an area on the Euphrates River near the Syrian border. “Everybody’s been calling me ‘lucky,’” said Emerson, a mortarman with Regimental Combat Team 5. The battalion earned the nickname 'Betio Bastards' during a bloody World War II battle at Tarawa, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean where hardened Japanese marines defended the island of Betio with more than 5,000 troops....
  • The Corruption of the Media

    08/13/2006 10:27:14 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 216+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | August 14th, 2006 | Richard North
    The Corruption of the Media In this our third day of what is proving to be a marathon, we are continuing with this unique blogosphere experiment in co-operative writing. Comments, new pics and information is still pouring in and being built into the piece as it is being written. My thanks to everyone for the now thousands of messages received - they have been incredibly useful. With luck and a fair wind, we will finish today. Currently, progress is indicated below and the piece proper starts below that. Progress board 1. Act 1 "Dead baby" - more or less complete...
  • Green Helmet Guy hit by Israeli Bomb (LGF)

    08/13/2006 9:14:20 AM PDT · by jpeg82 · 57 replies · 2,970+ views
    Little Green Football ^ | 8/12/2006 | jpeg82
    Buried in this AFP release is a bit of info about the infamous Green Helmet Guy: Thirteen killed as Israel keeps up strikes on Lebanon UK. AP: Thirteen killed as Israel keeps up strikes on Lebanon
  • Need help in argument: "Green Helmet Guy", refrigerated trucks, Corpses, Hezbollywood productions

    08/10/2006 10:18:08 AM PDT · by Salgak · 34 replies · 1,285+ views
    Vanity | 8/10/06 | Self
    Need some help here. A lot of us have been following the apparent staging of events in South Lebanon by Hezbollah. Elsewhere, I've gotten into arguments, mostly with a bunch of Euros, who are claiming the "Green Helmet Guy", aka Abu Chadi the Mortician, is just "getting the word out from their side of the argument". Any resources out there showing him unloading and "planting" corpses from his refrigerated truck ??? These Eurotrash apparentely can't add two and two together, so to convince, I need more iron-clad proof. Anyone know of any such proof ???
  • All the world's a stage

    08/09/2006 12:13:16 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 5 replies · 656+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | Aug 9th 2006 | Richard North
    On Sunday, we showed you a sequence of photographs, four in all, depicting an incident in which it was claimed that a civilian driver of a vehicle carrying bread had been targeted by an Israeli air strike. Above, now, is a fifth photograph in the sequence, with the body being photographed in Tyre hospital. It rather speaks for itself. Including the person who took the photograph, I count no less than ten "snappers" (or their cameras) in the frame in what could not be a more obvious example of a staged photo-opportunity. Note, as always, the presence of "Green Helmet",...
  • British Press Freaks Out Over Jockey-Horse Headbutt

    07/25/2006 9:46:21 AM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 25 replies · 1,074+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | some idiot
    parody: International journalistic standards took a perilous turn today as the Daily Mail (UK) published an online article decrying the headbutting of a horse in Great Britain. Unfortunately for the publication, they also provided a link to video of the incident - a video that clearly calls into question the reporter more so than the offending jockey. Posters on the news site blogged breathlessly about how cruel the jockey must be, and begged for his ejection from the sport.
  • Cher pushing safer military helmets

    06/21/2006 8:03:43 PM PDT · by World_Events · 131 replies · 2,472+ views
    AP ^ | 6/21/06 | unknown
    NEW YORK - Cher, who opposes the war in Iraq but supports the troops, says using her celebrity to promote effective helmets for U.S. soldiers is rewarding — and "the right thing to do." "To be able to use your celebrity for something that you really think is worthwhile is so rewarding," the 60-year-old singer-actress says in an interview that was to air Wednesday night on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" (10 p.m. EDT). "It just makes you feel like this is the right thing to do. This is the American thing to do," she tells Cooper. Excerpts of the interview...
  • Roethlisberger crash: It's not the lack of helmet, it's the Right-of-Way Violation! (Long Vanity)

    06/17/2006 8:24:49 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 26 replies · 1,697+ views
    June 17 2006 | BlueOneGolf
    This is not a reposting of a specific Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article though parts of it and another article will be quoted here and links provided to the originals. By now most of you know the details of Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle accident on Monday June 12 2006. However there are some crucial facts about this incident that have been buried in the media's coverage. The bulk of the reporting has dealt with Roethlisberger's decision to (legally, mind you) not wear a helmet while operating his motorcycle. And there has been plenty of mention of his choice of bikes, the...
  • Raiders Helmet Saves Life At Hospital

    06/19/2006 7:18:36 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 1,022+ views
    abc7news.com ^ | 6/13/2006 | Lyanne Melendez
    June 13 - KGO - A 61 year old woman is alive today thanks, in part, to the Oakland Raiders. Doctors and nurses at Alameda County Medical Center had to perform a procedure that required an unusual piece of equipment that only the Oakland Raiders had. This $250 helmet is a life saving device, not only for football players but for a patient at Alameda County Medical Center. Last Friday a 61-year-old woman was rushed to the emergency room with a bleeding esophagus an organ which connects the stomach to the mouth. The only way to control the bleeding is...
  • Cher attends hearing on soldiers' helmets

    06/16/2006 5:04:53 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 103 replies · 2,471+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 15,2006
    WASHINGTON - The subject was whether to modify helmets for soldiers in Iraq, but all eyes were on Cher. As photographers clicked away, the singer and actress entered a Capitol Hill hearing room through a back door 20 minutes after the session was scheduled to start. The hearing soon got under way. Cher has donated more than $130,000 to the group Operation Helmet, which pays about $100 to modify the inside of soldiers' helmets to make them better able to absorb shock from a bomb blast. Cher, wearing a white lace top under a black pant suit, looked solemn as...
  • Ben Roethlisberger Released From Hospital

    06/15/2006 5:06:07 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 48 replies · 1,172+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/15/06 | unknown
    Channel 4 Action News is reporting sources said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been released from the hospital. A source inside Mercy Hospital told Channel 4 Action News Roethlisberger was whisked out a side entrance of the hospital sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday. That source told the station the star quarterback was surrounded by his sister, a Steelers representative and a doctor.
  • Roethlisberger(Steelers' Quarterback) Hurt in Motorcycle Crash(No helmet)

    06/12/2006 2:42:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jun 12, 2006 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet. Roethlisberger was in serious but stable condition Monday afternoon, Dr. Larry Jones, chief of trauma at Mercy Hospital said before surgery. The player's agent, Leigh Steinberg, described the injuries to The Associated Press and said he did not know if there was further damage. "He was talking to me before he left for the operating room," Jones said. "He's coherent. He's making sense....
  • Crash reinforces Granholm's stance on helmets, spokesman says

    06/13/2006 5:12:37 AM PDT · by Dane · 59 replies · 948+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 6/13/06 | DAVID PATCH
    (Roethlisberger)Crash reinforces Granholm's stance on helmets, spokesman says By DAVID PATCH BLADE STAFF WRITER If Michigan motorcyclists who like the feel of wind blowing through their hair were hoping to persuade Gov. Jennifer Granholm to change her mind about keeping the state's helmet law, yesterday's Pittsburgh crash involving Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came at an inopportune time. "This is an example of why the governor is concerned about safety," Liz Boyd, a gubernatorial spokesman, said yesterday. A bill allowing most adult motorcyclists to ride without helmets that passed the Michigan House last week - after earlier approval by the state...
  • QB Was Warned He Might Be Jeopardizing Contract (Roethlisberger-Steelers)

    06/14/2006 12:10:59 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 43 replies · 1,215+ views
    espn.com ^ | 6/13/06 | Len Pasquarelli
    (Snip) Pittsburgh Steelers officials warned quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in writing last year that he might jeopardize portions of his contract, and could suffer financial implications, if he continued to ride a motorcycle. League and team officials confirmed for ESPN.com on Tuesday night that the Steelers last year sent a letter to Roethlisberger's representatives stating their concerns and the possibility his contract could be affected if he was injured while riding a motorcycle. Agent Leigh Steinberg confirmed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers sent such a letter. It is believed the letter was intended to serve dual purposes: To apprise...
  • Big Ben(Roethlisberger) Upgraded To Fair Condition

    06/13/2006 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Dane · 8 replies · 363+ views
    Big Ben Upgraded To Fair Condition Roethlisberger Is Awake And Oriented POSTED: 4:14 pm EDT June 13, 2006 UPDATED: 5:29 pm EDT June 13, 2006 PITTSBURGH -- Doctors held a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital to provide an update on Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s medical condition. The hospital has officially updated his condition from serious but stable to fair. Ben was transferred from the recovery room to an undisclosed unit at the hospital. He is awake, alert, oriented and resting with his family by his side. The upgrade means Ben’s vital signs are stable and his recovery...
  • Roethlisberger undergoes seven hours of surgery ~ broken jaw and facial injuries repaired...

    06/12/2006 11:22:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 145 replies · 3,043+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Associated Press
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet. Four doctors operated on Roethlisberger for seven hours to treat multiple facial fractures and "all of the fractures were successfully repaired," Dr. Harry W. Sell, chairman of the surgery department at Mercy Hospital, told reporters late Monday night. Photo Gallery...Roethlisberger's accident Also... Bradshaw: 'I pray he's going to be OK' Athletes and motorcycle accidents Dr. Daniel Pituch, who led the team, said Roethlisberger...
  • Roethlisberger hurt in motorcycle crash (Super Bowl QB - No Helmet)

    06/12/2006 9:41:53 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 9 replies · 964+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Monday, June 12, 2006 | Michael A. Fuoco
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured when his motorcycle was involved in a crash on the 10th Street Bridge today. Roethlisberger was injured shortly after 11:30 a.m. at the Second Avenue side of the bridge near the Armstrong Tunnel. Steelers' spokesman David Lockett confirmed Roethlisberger was involved and is being treated at Mercy Hospital. An eyewitness said she saw a motorcycle headed outbound on Second Avenue as a car was coming inbound. The car made a left turn toward the bridge in front of the cyclist. The motorcycle hit the car and the operator flew into the windshield and then...
  • Helmet protects Soldier from bullet wound

    05/01/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 767+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Zach Mott
    BUHRIZ, Iraq (May 1, 2006) – Capt. John McFarlin owes his life to the Army Combat Helmet. While McFarlin’s unit recently responded to attacks on an Iraqi police station in Buhriz, he was hit in the helmet with a shot from an AK-47. “I was suppressed for a moment and then I got back up" and returned fire, said McFarlin of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers’ Military Transition Team who oversees the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division. A day after the attack, McFarlin was still sporting the damaged helmet. He...
  • Ex-NFL lineman trades jersey for utilities, helmet for Kevlar

    03/09/2006 3:48:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,132+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (March 10, 2006) -- Giving up the fame of the football field at 29 years old, one Company B recruit looked for a glory that was more permanent than any trophy. At age 13, Pfc. Jeremy Staat was 75 inches tall and weighed 230 pounds. It seemed as if he was built for football, according to Staat. “I really didn’t have to work hard at it,” said Staat. Starting as an offensive lineman, Staat grew as a football player and saw his first glimpse of the Marine Corps not long after starting at Arizona...