Worker settles injury dispute
A man who claimed he suffered serious back injuries while lifting pallets at the recycling facility where he worked has settled his High Court action against his former employers.
Lukasz Dubinski (27) The Granary, Ballymahon, Co Longford, sued Conroy Recycling Co Ltd, arising out of injuries he claimed he sustained on October 31, 2008.
Conroy, of Sonna, Slanemore, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, denied the claims, and argued it was never part of Mr Dubinski's job to lift pallets.
Yesterday at the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Charleton was informed the matter had been settled.
No details of the settlement were revealed in open court.
30 Rock star in
Comedian and 30 Rock cast member Tracy Morgan is back at work in New York after a brief spell in hospital in Utah.
The actor was taken ill on Sunday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, where the elevation is 7,000ft (2,133.6m).
His publicist said Morgan, who has diabetes, suffered from exhaustion and altitude. Morgan posted a comment on Twitter, saying the high altitude "shook up this kid from Brooklyn".
Pop star Youssou N'dour, one of Africa's most famous musicians, has applied to be a candidate in the February 26 presidential election in his native Senegal.
The 52-year-old Grammy-winning musician is enormously popular on dance floors in the West African country.
However, many Senegalese say they will not vote for him because of his lack of formal education.
Battle to save 33 whales lost
Conservation staff in New Zealand have put down 33 stranded whales after several attempts to refloat them failed.
The pilot whales shot today were the last of 99 that stranded themselves on Monday on Farewell Spit on the South Island. As well as the 33 whales that were shot, 36 had died naturally since Monday and 17 were successfully refloated.