Minister calls for quota in cricket team

first_imgUnion Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Saturday demanded 25% reservation for Dalits and Adivasis in the cricket team and other sports.Mr. Athawale said, “I have been repeatedly saying that Dalits and Adivasis don’t get proper representation in sports. Recently, the Indian cricket team lost to Pakistan in final [of Champions Trophy]. Kohli, Yuvraj play fantastic cricket but they failed miserably on that day. Was there a match fixing? There should be an inquiry into it.” On the lynching incidents, he said the ‘Gorakshakas’ were “Manav Bakhshaks [human murderers]”.last_img

Pocari, Creamline shoot for quarterfinal headstart

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ LATEST STORIES Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Creamline, meanwhile, battles Perlas at 6:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pocari Sweat hopes to steady the ship after a wobbly end to the elimination round when it takes on Air Force in the playoffs of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Creamline, meanwhile, hopes to add consistency to an up-and-down campaign when it battles Perlas in the other women’s match.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Warriors dropped their last two matches in the classification phase and lost to the Power Smashers in the tiebreak for the second and last outright semifinal berth.Pocari thus dropped to the cutthroat quarterfinal phase, where they face the resurgent Air Force Jet Spikers for the second time in three days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingPocari hopes to get back at Air Force, which dealt them a stunning 25-19, 24-26, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6 defeat that yanked them out of an outright semifinal berth.Pocari battles Air Force at 4 p.m. hoping to suit up ace Myla Pablo and cover up for the absence of import Edina Selimovic, who is out with a hamstring tear. Rates stands tall after three, leads Masters by 2last_img read more

Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan in Noida: UP Beat Pune 43-39

first_imgWith a win in their first home leg match of the season, UP Yoddha will be eager to continue their positive momentum. Monu Goyat and Shrikant Jadhav are in good form at the moment and will be UP Yoddha’s biggest threat on Sunday. Surender Gill and Rishank Devadiga are two more options the hosts can fall back upon in attack, if needed. On the defensive front, skipper Nitesh Kumar will be looking to organise his troops and neutralise Puneri Paltan’s raiders. Sumit, who’s their leading tackle points scorer this season, will also have a major role to play along with Ashu Singh..@UpYoddha ko haraana hai, toh pehle inse nipatna padega.And based on stats, to get past them – #IsseToughKuchNahi! 😏Watch them in #UPvPUN:⏳: Tonight, 8:30 PM📺: Star Sports and Hotstar#IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/KZ4xgY41Ga— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 6, 2019 After a win in their last game, Puneri Paltan will be looking to continue their winning ways. Despite being out of the running for a playoffs spot, Anup Kumar’s men produced a memorable performance last time around that saw them beat Telugu Titans in the highest-scoring match in Pro Kabaddi history. They will be hoping for a similar display against UP Yoddha and will need the likes of Manjeet and Surjeet Singh to spearhead the offence and defence, respectively. Manjeet, who has been excellent in defence as well, is their leading raid points scorer this year. He will be hoping for support from the likes of Sushant Sail and Pankaj Mohite, who has been another bright spark for them this year. In defence, Puneri Paltan will need Balasaheb Jadhav and Sagar Krishna to also make their presence along with their skipper Surjeet.last_img read more

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh live stream: When and where to watch Lasith Malinga’s farewell ODI

first_imgSri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is set to retire from one-day international cricket after playing the first game of a three-match series against Bangladesh on Friday.Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne says Malinga has indicated he’ll retire from ODI’s after Friday’s match.He will continue to play Twenty20 internationals.In a career spanning 15 years, the 35-year-old paceman with a distinctive slinging bowling action has played in 225 one-day internationals and taken 335 wickets.He has been the premier match-winning bowler for Sri Lanka for many years playing alongside and after the exit of ace off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.He also has three hat-tricks in ODIs, including four wickets in consecutive deliveries in a World Cup game against South Africa in 2007.When will the 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh begin?The 1st of the 3-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will start at 2:30 PM local time, 2:30 PM IST and 9 AM GMT on Friday, July 26.Where can I watch the 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?The first match of the league can be watched on the SonySix. If you want to see online, you can live stream on Sony Liv.Where will the 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh be played?The 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.What are the squads for the 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru KumaraadvertisementBangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Anamul Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Farhad Reza.last_img read more

8 days agoREVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballos

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballosby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal burned off competition from AC Milan to sign Dani Ceballos this past summer.The Gunners landed Ceballos in August on-loan from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.Calciomercato.com says Milan were in talks with the midfielder before the Gunners stepped in.It’s claimed Ceballos welcomed Milan’s approach and was excited about the move.However, the Italian club could not match Arsenal’s offer, which offered a fee for a straight loan arrangement. last_img

Rishabh Pant overtakes MS Dhoni to fastest 50 dismissals in Test cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk KingstonSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 12:17 IST Rishabh Pant claimed his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal on Day 3 of second Test between India and West Indies. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant claimed his 50th Test dismissal on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against West IndiesPant, thus, has now surpassed MS Dhoni to become the fastest Indian to the featThe young keeper dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite off Ishant Sharma to achieve the milestoneWicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant claimed his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal in the longest format of the game on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test between India and West Indies to become the fastest Indian to achieve this distinction.Rishabh Pant got to the milestone when he caught behind Kraigg Brathwaite off Ishant Sharma. The young Indian keeper took 11 Tests to the feat and overtook veteran MS Dhoni in the process, who had taken 15 Tests to get his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal.Pant is now also the second-fastest keeper, alongside Adam Gilchrist, to have 50 dismissals. The fastest to the landmark is 10 Tests, by Mark Boucher, Jos Buttler and Tim Paine.The young Indian wicket-keeper is the frontrunner in the race to become India’s permanent No. 4 and is also earmarked as MS Dhoni’s successor in all three formats of the game.India captain Virat Kohli had also thrown his support behind Pant, saying the team is seeing the Delhi batsman as the ‘future’.”We are looking at Rishabh as the future, definitely. He has got a lot of skill and talent,” Kohli had said.”It is about giving him a bit more space and ease himself into international cricket and not put too much pressure. International cricket you need to tackle pressure differently. He has come a long way since he’s started.”On Day 3 of the ongoing Test against West Indies, India ended the hosts’ first innings at 117 after Jasprit Bumrah’s heroics on the previous day. With a 299-run lead, the tourists decided to bat again and set the host side 468 to level the series.advertisementAt stumps West Indies were 45 for 2 after India dismissed both their openers cheaply. Ishant Sharma removed Kraigg Brathwaite (3) early before Mohammed Shami bagged the wicket of John Campbell (16) during the West Indian chase. Darren Bravo (18*) and Shamarh Brooks (4*) were at the crease for the hosts when play was called for the day.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Rishabh PantFollow MS Dhoni Next Rishabh Pant overtakes MS Dhoni to fastest 50 dismissals in Test cricketIndia vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Rishabh Pant took 11 Tests to become the fastest Indian to 50 Test wicket-keeping dismissals and surpass MS Dhoni.advertisementlast_img read more

Youth Climate Change Conference Slated for October 10 and 11

first_img Six hundred delegates from nine countries are expected for the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference, slated for October 10 and 11, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Six hundred delegates from nine countries are expected for the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference, slated for October 10 and 11, at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.The event will bring together persons from Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Japan for two days of consultations and discussions aimed at heightening their awareness of climate change and identifying youth-led actions and solutions to the challenges associated with this phenomenon.Participants will be engaged in a series of climate advocacy training workshops, presentations, exhibitions and competitions to increase their awareness of the various challenges and proposed solutions.Cash prizes, vouchers, tablets, agricultural equipment and trophies will be awarded to the individual participants, educational/youth organisations and teachers scoring the most points in the competitions.Additionally, three delegates from the participating Caribbean countries will get the opportunity to attend the 2017 United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of Parties (COP 23), which is slated for Germany in November.The youth conference is being co-hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The conference was launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, St. Andrew, on Tuesday, September 12.In a message read by Director of Communications and Marketing, National Youth Service, Julia Smiley Green, Education, Youth and Information State Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, said this year’s conference bears special significance in light of the severe weather events that impacted several small island states within recent weeks.“While there has been a growing awareness of how we are all being affected, recent events would have brought home the reality more forcefully, to our consciousness, of our growing vulnerability to climate change. The devastation of coastlines in northeastern Caribbean territories, Cuba and The Bahamas by Hurricane Irma is but the latest reminder of the danger we all face,” he said.In this regard, Mr. Green stressed the importance of youth involvement in and understanding of global climate-change issues and their impact on the region, in tackling these challenges.“Our young people will, more than ever, (need to) play a bigger role in how our world adapts to these challenges. Young people are quite adept at spreading new habits and technologies at their disposal (and) are well placed to contribute to the fight against climate change. For this, they must be fully aware of what global warming is and what needs to be done to prevent it,” he said.In her remarks, Acting USAID Mission Director in Jamaica, Rebecca Robinson, said succession planning in dealing with extreme weather events, with an emphasis on youth involvement, is critical to spearheading future action against climate change.“Jamaican youth are responding to the call. This is evidenced, not only in the high levels of participation in the previously held conferences in 2014 and 2015, but by a continued formation of youth interest groups focused on climate change and environment issues at the local, regional and international levels,” she said.Ja REEACH II project is a four-year initiative implemented by ACDI/VOCA, which works with government, private sector, civil society and community-based organisations to increase awareness and application of practical actions to make Jamaicans more aware of and resilient to the impact of climate change. Story Highlights The youth conference is being co-hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. Participants will be engaged in a series of climate advocacy training workshops, presentations, exhibitions and competitions to increase their awareness of the various challenges and proposed solutions.last_img read more

Saskatchewan government Saskatoon Tribal Council face off in court over child welfare

first_imgJaydon Flett APTN National NewsLeaders from the seven Saskatoon Tribal Council First Nations are fighting the province of Saskatchewan over the jurisdiction child welfare cases. They were joined by over 100 supporters and community members in traditional regalia in Regina court Tuesday. The high interest in the case forced media to be seated in the jury booth. Media interest was piqued earlier this month when the province announced they would be terminating the 1996 Bilateral Accord, which was entered into with the Ministry of Social Services through the Indian Child Welfare and Family Support Act (ICWFSA). The Act outlines a general standard for First Nations child welfare agencies in the province, as well as a provision allowing individual agencies to develop their own standards and practices. The 1996 Bilateral Accord was negotiated between the province and First Nations to provide “joint protective mechanisms”.“The bilateral agreement we signed declared us equal partners in caring for our children,” said Chief Felix Thomas. “Our sovereign rights as nations are not being honoured.” Those agreements have been terminated by the province because of the STC’s refusal to hand over child welfare case files. The Social Services ministry filed an application in court to assume jurisdiction of child welfare cases on STC member reserves. There are reportedly 101 children in care living on STC member reserves. The province holds the files and information for 34 of those children, whereas the STC refuses to hand over files for the other 67 children. The STC believes that the province’s objective is “subordination of First Nations people to policies that undermine inherent treaty rights.” Thomas brought attention to the ‘irreparable harm’ caused by the Sixties Scoop and residential school system.  “We don’t want to go down that road anymore,” he said. The tribal council said it is willing to share data with the province, providing that the it respects the sovereignty of STC First Nations. The judge is expected to make her decision in the coming weeks. jflett@aptn.ca@JaydonOnolast_img read more

Middle East Quartet calls on Israel Palestinians to launch direct negotiations

20 August 2010The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the Middle East Quartet today called on the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume direct talks starting next month with the aim of reaching a wide-ranging agreement within the next 12 months to end the region’s long-running conflict. In a statement issued this morning, the Quartet members – the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States – called on the two sides to launch direct negotiations on 2 September in Washington “to resolve all final status issues and fulfil the aspirations of both parties.” Direct bilateral talks have not been held since late 2008, but indirect, or proximity, talks resumed in May this year, with the former United States senator George Mitchell shuttling between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Seven rounds of indirect talks have been held and earlier this week Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco told a Security Council meeting that the push to resume direct talks had reached a turning point. Late last month, Arab League foreign ministers agreed to give their backing in principle to Mr. Abbas re-starting direct negotiations when he deems it appropriate. Today’s statement noted that “the Quartet expresses its determination to support the parties throughout the negotiations, which can be completed within one year, and the implementation of an agreement. “The Quartet again calls on both sides to observe calm and restraint, and to refrain from provocative actions and inflammatory rhetoric.” The statement stressed that direct negotiations will only be successful if there is “sustained regional and international support” for both the talks and the “parallel process of Palestinian State-building and the pursuit of a just, lasting and comprehensive regional peace as envisaged in the Madrid terms of reference, Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.” Quartet members have consistently called on the two sides to adhere to their commitments under the Roadmap, the internationally approved plan for a two-State solution in which Israel and the Palestinians can live side by side in peace and security. read more

Gibson buys Louisiana environmental services firm for US445 million

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 11, 2012 4:07 pm MDT CALGARY – Gibson Energy Inc. (TSX:GEI) signed a deal Thursday to buy a Louisiana-based environmental and production services firm for US$445 million.Privately held Omni Energy Services Corp. is active in several major oil and natural gas liquids-rich formations across the United States.“Omni broadens Gibson’s footprint in most of the major U.S. liquids focused basins, provides the scale we believe is required to grow the environmental services business in North America, expands upon the Palko Environmental Ltd. acquisition in December of 2011 and adds new customers in the U.S.,” Gibson CEO Stewart Hanlon said.The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of the month, will add nearly 1,100 employees to Gibson’s workforce.Gibson said the deal will take advantage of an industry trend toward greater environmental scrutiny of oil and gas drilling.“Omni comes with a strong management team, a significant growth profile and a substantial opportunity to expand the current Gibson suite of offerings to new geographies as well as to Omni’s current customers,” Hanlon said.Gibson also plans to increase its quarterly dividend by four per cent or a penny to 26 cents per share once the deal closes.In connection with the acquisition, Gibson is raising at least $350 million through a bought-deal financing. The subscription receipts, priced at $22.10 apiece, will be offered through a syndicate of investment dealers co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets.Gibson shares rose 11 cents to $22.74 in late afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange Thursday. Gibson buys Louisiana environmental services firm for US$445 million read more

Despite JaQuan Lyles 29 points Ohio State mens basketball trounced by Indiana

OSU freshman guard JaQuan Lyle (13) dribbles the ball up the court in a game against Air Force on Dec. 8 in Columbus. OSU won, 74-50. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWith the ball at the top of the key, Ohio State freshman guard JaQuan Lyle drove right and blew by two Indiana defenders, resulting in a nearly uncontested layup. He rose up and flicked the ball off his right hand toward the hoop, except the ball rolled around the rim and fell out. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, it landed into the hands of redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson on the left block, who quickly muscled up a put-back shot. But that, too, missed. Indiana freshman Center Thomas Bryant grabbed the rebound, quickly throwing an outlet pass to his teammate. A blink of an eye later and freshman forward OG Anunoby was finishing off an alley-oop pass to give the Hoosiers a 34-14 lead with 5:02 left in the first half. That 22-second sequence is just a small sample of what happened between the two teams Sunday at Assembly Hall, as the Hoosiers (14-3, 4-0) thoroughly dismantled the Buckeyes (11-6, 3-1) by a score of 85-60. Junior forward Troy Williams tied a career-high with 23 points to lead Indiana but he was not alone in burying the Buckeyes, as three other Hoosiers were in double-figures. Senior guard Yogi Ferrell had 16 points, Bryant had 18 points and 13 rebounds and sophomore guard Robert Johnson added 11 in the scoring column. Perhaps the lone bright spot for OSU was the much-aligned Lyle. His freshman season has had its fair share of ups and downs, but Sunday was definitely a positive showing for the 6-foot-5 guard. After just five points in the first half, Lyle exploded in the second frame, finishing the game with 29 points, eight rebounds and three assists. The rest of Lyle’s teammates looked lost for much of the day, providing him with little assistance. Outside of junior forward Marc Loving’s 12 points, no other player had more than six points. From the opening tip it was clear which team was the better one, as the Hoosiers scored just 15 seconds into the game on a layup from junior forward Troy Williams.  It took OSU, on the other hand, nearly five minutes before it was able to tally a point when  Loving got to the rim. Over the course of the next five minutes, the Buckeyes looked relatively competitive, as the two teams traded buckets, making it a 24-12 game with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. But that was as close as it got for the remainder of the game. Behind seven points apiece from Williams and Anunoby, the Hoosiers peeled off an 18-2 run to grab full control of the game, as they led 42-14 with three minutes left in the opening frame. OSU’s only points during that stretch came from a pair of free throws by Loving, while it also turned the rock over five times during that same span. The Buckeyes entered the locker room trailing 48-18. It was their largest halftime deficit since Feb. 9, 2003, when they trailed Illinois by 27 points. At the break, Williams paced Indiana with 16 points — nearly as many as OSU had — and three rebounds. As a team, the energetic Hoosiers shot 50 percent from the field and outrebounded OSU 24-14 to build their lead. Loving led the Buckeyes with eight points but they were inhibited by their 11 turnovers and 28-percent shooting from the field. The script was slightly different in the second half, as OSU was more energetic and physical, while also being more careful with the ball. That led to a more competitive 20 minutes of basketball between the teams. The Buckeyes did, in fact, outscore the Hoosiers 42-37 in the second half but it was a case of too little, too late. Overall, the Buckeyes shot 39 percent from the field and lost the second-chance points battle 32-5. Sunday’s defeat ended a seven-game winning streak for OSU, while Indiana extends its win streak to nine. OSU is set to get back in action Wednesday against Rutgers (6-11, 0-4) at the Schottenstein Center. Tipoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. read more

Jodie Chesney Boy 15 due in court charged with murder of teenager

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Jodie Chesney in east London, the Metropolitan Police said. The teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, will appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday.A second teenager, an 18-year-old man from Romford, is being held in police custody on suspicion of the 17-year-old’s murder, the force said.He was one of four people arrested on Sunday as part of the probe into the teen’s death.A 50-year-old man and 38-year-old woman, both from Dagenham, east London, and a 17-year-old boy, were held on suspicion of assisting an offender.Jodie’s death sparked a national outcry over knife crime and detectives are continuing to investigate the stabbing on March 1.The teen was playing music with friends near a children’s playground at Harold Hill, Romford, when she was knifed from behind in a seemingly motiveless attack.She was pronounced dead just over an hour after officers were called at about 9.25pm.A post-mortem examination gave the cause of the Girl Scout’s death as trauma and haemorrhage.A 20-year-old man, Manuel Petrovic of Highfield Road, Romford, was later arrested and charged with her murder.He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday. read more

Watch Wild Turbulence Throws Flight Attendant Into Cabin Ceiling

first_imgStay on target Watch: Plane Lands on Highway, Gets ‘Pulled Over’ in WashingtonThis Boeing 747 Will Be Sunk as Part of Underwater Theme Park You might not want to watch this if you have a flight coming up. A passenger shared a frightening video captured during severe turbulence that sent a flight attendant and her drink cart into the ceiling during a flight from Pristina, Kosovo, to Basel, Switzerland, last week.The ALK Airlines plane landed at the EuroAirport near Basel and was met with ambulances to hospitalize at least 10 passengers injured by the violent turbulence, according to ABC News.The 30-second video posted by Mirjeta Basha showed the cabin violently shaking, when the flight attendant (seen on the right-hand side of the video, in yellow) was suddenly thrown into the ceiling. Overhead compartments can also be seen opening and spilling contents out.Drinks can also be seen spilling into passengers, some of which appear to be praying. Some passengers said they were burned by the hot water that was thrown from the cart, ABC News reported.“The flight from Pristina with airline ALK experienced turbulence in the air around 20 minutes before landing,” a EuroAirport spokesperson told ABC News. “The pilot alerted handling agents so that the airport firemen were immediately on the scene when the plane arrived.”ALK Airlines told ABC that the turbulence was expected, and the flight attendant was trying to “collect all drinks and full glasses from passengers” before the “downward impulse occurred.”ALK Airlines said the flight attendant in the video was not injured and is still in “absolutely good health.”Still, the video is a good reminder to keep seatbelts buckled on flights. Several studies in the last few years have predicted that climate change could create more unpredictable weather patterns and wind, leading to bumpier flights.“Stronger winds will increase the amount of shear in the jet stream,” Paul Williams, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Reading in the UK, told the Guardian last year. Shear creates turbulence – particularly what is called “clear-air turbulence,” which occurs away from storm clouds and is hard for pilots to spot and fly round.More on Geek.com:Watch: Scary Cockpit Footage of Plane Landing in ThunderstormThis Boeing 747 Will Get Sunk for Underwater Theme ParkHere’s What It’s Like to Fly Upside-Down in a Fighter Jetlast_img read more

Manchester United sanctions Anthony Martial

first_imgManchester United have fined Anthony Martial for two weeks wages after the player went AWOL during the club’s tour of the United States, according to This Is Futbol.Reports in the English press suggest that Frenchman has been fined £180,000 after he flew to Paris for the birth of his newborn baby boy.Martial was supposed to return to pre-season training with United after the child’s birth but the forward has missed eight days of training with the club as speculation over his future with Jose Mourinho’s team continues to be an issue.It is understood that the manager would rather sell him but the club hierarchy are keen to retain his services as they believe in his enormous potential.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…There is talk of the former Monaco player being offered to French side Paris Saint-Germain for £70million, according to a few media outlets in France.Martial has been linked with a move to fellow Premier League rivals, with reports also suggesting that German Bundesliga duo of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are interested in his services.last_img read more

Free Summer Lunch Program kick off BBQ

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District have once again partnered to offer free summer lunches to kids and teens 18 and younger weekdays all summer long.Participation is free and no registration or verification is required.The City of San Diego will be kicking off the program with a community kick off BBQ later that morning starting at 10:30 am at Penn Athletic Field with burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob and seedless watermelon.There will also be activities for the kids including crafts, face painting, fitness camp, a circus performance by Fern Street Circus and more. Free Summer Lunch Program kick off BBQlast_img read more

ASA Applauds New Legislation to Give Fuel Suppliers Partial Exemption to Diesel

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) praised Senators Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mark Dayton (D-MN) for introducing the “Biodiesel Renewable Fuels Act” today. The legislation (S. 1058) would provide a partial exemption to the diesel fuel excise tax to fuel suppliers who choose to include low-blend biodiesel. “Soybean farmers, the public as well as fuel providers and users benefit from this legislation,” said ASA First Vice President Bart Ruth, a producer from Rising City, Neb. “It boosts the farm market for soybean oil, which is used to make biodiesel. Furthermore, it helps the public and fuel users reap the rewards of a cleaner-burning domestically produced fuel.”“The production and use of biofuels offers our nation a safe, renewable source of energy for travel and transport, not to mention the long-term economic benefits for farmers and consumers,” Senator Hutchinson said. “That is why I am introducing the Biodiesel Renewable Fuels Act. This bill encourages the use of biodiesel, establishing a tax credit for manufacturers who produce a blend of conventional diesel and soybean or oilseed additives. By reducing the diesel fuel excise tax, suppliers will receive a 3-cent-per-gallon credit for using a diesel blend that contains at least 2 percent biodiesel. I believe a tax incentive for soy-based biodiesel will increase domestic production and capture the agricultural, environmental and economical benefits associated with using this renewable source of energy.”“Renewable fuels need to be a key part of our national energy policy,” Senator Dayton said. “With surging energy prices in Minnesota and across the country hitting consumers, businesses, farmers, and communities, we need to explore new options – such as encouraging production of biodiesel – which will help decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil and help the farm economy,” Dayton said. “In addition, biodiesel is an environmentally sound resource that will reduce emissions from motor fuels. Further, as we increase demand for soybeans, we are investing in the economic well being of farmers and rural communities across the country.”The biodiesel tax incentive would provide a partial exemption to the federal excise tax in the amount of 3 cents for diesel fuel that contains 2 percent biodiesel. This approach is similar to the partial tax exemption for ethanol, which provides a 5.4 percent exemption for gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol. (Biodiesel and ethanol are complementary renewable fuels since they are made from different agricultural co-products and are sold in separate fuel markets.)The proposal would boost farm prices and save taxpayer dollars. Every 100 million gallons of biodiesel requires 760 million pounds of a feedstock, such as vegetable oils, recycled grease or animal fats. If soybean oil were the only feedstock used, 100 million gallons of biodiesel would reduce by one-third the current surplus of 2.1 billion pounds of soy oil. Reducing soy oil supplies by this amount would increase the U.S. soy oil price by an estimated 1.5 cents per pound. With 11 pounds of soy oil in a bushel of soybeans, this would raise U.S. soybean prices by as much as 16.5 cents per bushel.The new legislation would save taxpayer dollars because it would reimburse the Federal Highway Trust Fund through U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The cost to the CCC would be offset, at least initially, by the savings from increased biodiesel sales that would reduce government expenditures under the soybean marketing loan program.For example, if 100 million gallons of biodiesel were used under this program, it would be blended at 2 percent per gallon into five billion gallons of diesel fuel. At a cost of 3 cents per gallon, the cost of the program would be $150 million. Reduced soybean oil surpluses will result in higher soybean prices, and raising soybean prices in the marketplace would reduce CCC outlays under the soybean marketing loan program. Using a conservative 13 cents per bushel impact on price, the cost savings on this year’s estimated 3.0 billion bushel soybean crop would be $390 million. As a result, the proposal will save more than two dollars for each dollar it costs.Biodiesel is commonly produced from soybean oil, which is currently in surplus and depresses the price of soybeans and other oilseed crops. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended easily with diesel or used in its pure form. The fuel offers many environmental and operational benefits. It has the highest energy content of any alternative fuel, which is especially important in heavy-duty diesel applications. Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have passed the rigorous Health Effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act, and it is nontoxic, biodegradable and free of sulfur. Independent studies also show that the use of biodiesel in conventional diesel engines results in a substantial reduction of emissions, including carbon dioxide and other air toxics. Moreover, it increases the lubricity of diesel, which is especially valuable when the sulfur content of diesel is reduced. Additional information on the attributes of biodiesel is available at www.biodiesel.org.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday June 11 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, June 11, 2019:#1) How To Make Your Own Ice CreamThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a presentation on how to make your own ice cream at 7pm. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join Library Associate Lisa Crispin for a demonstration on how to make everyone’s favorite sweet summer treat. No ice cream maker? No problem! Both ice cream maker and no churn recipes will be shown. Handouts and samples provided.  Register HERE.#2) Wilmington Finance Committee’s Appointing CommitteeThe Wilmington Finance Committee’s Appointing Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.#4) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.#5) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, June 25, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Burning battery pack apparently forced Virgin flights emergency landing

first_img Post a comment Mobile Accessories Mobile The 217 passengers onboard the flight were successfully evacuated, with one refusing treatment for “a smoke-related complaint,” police said.”The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances,” a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson said in emailed statement. “All our customers were offered overnight accommodation and onward travel today (Friday).”Massachusetts State Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Infamously, the FAA in 2016 banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone from US flights after a manufacturing error caused its battery to overheat and explode. The Korean company recalled more than 2.5 million of the phones.It was actually the second emergency landing at Logan Airport on Thursday, the Telegraph reported. A cockpit light on an American Airlines flight from Chicago suggested a mechanical problem, but it touched down in Boston without any problems.First published at 2:41 a.m. PT.Updated at 7 a.m. PT: Adds Virgin Atlantic statement. Samsung explains what went wrong with exploding Note… Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this:center_img BREAKING NEWS – State Police confirm to @wbz a Virgin Atlantic flight from JFK to London made an emergency landing here in Boston after a fire onboard. Initial clues point to a seat fire. Everyone is safe. Hear from a passenger on @wbz News At 11:00 – Image from Cory Tanner pic.twitter.com/pOAj5MgdBF— Chris (@ChrisNWBZTV) July 5, 2019 A Virgin Atlantic plane (not this one) had to make an emergency landing on Thursday. Nicolas Economou/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Virgin Atlantic flight had to make an emergency landing Thursday night after a passenger’s seat burst into flames. The fire was apparently caused by a portable battery pack, according to the Associated Press and police. The A330 Airbus was flying from New York’s JFK Airport to London Heathrow, but was forced to land in Boston’s Logan Airport after a passenger’s seat ignited.The initial investigations revealed “a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger” between the cushions of the seat that caught fire, but Massachusetts State Police didn’t offer any further details. The airline’s rules say you can’t bring spare ion batteries exceeding 100 watt-hours (or up to 160Wh with approval) on in your carry-on baggage. You aren’t allowed to keep such batteries in your checked luggage at all. 1:29 0 Virginlast_img read more

Fairbanks North Star Borough works to improve trash drop off location

first_imgThe Fairbanks North Star Borough is beginning a three week experiment aimed at improving conditions of a heavily used trash drop off location. The borough is cutting hours at the Farmers Loop East transfer site in Fairbanks from 24 to 12 hours per day during the trial period, which starts Thursday, June 8. Borough solid waste manager Bob Jordan said the facility will also be staffed.“We’re planning on greeting customers as they come in and asking them some simple questions about what they’re there for and directing them where they need to go,” Jordan said. “And then having someone just sort of roving around assisting, helping, answering questions, just trying to make the experience a little bit more pleasant and safer, and a little bit more orderly.”Jordan said it’s an attempt to halt unauthorized commercial use, stop dumping of wrecked cars and to address vehicle and pedestrian safety, and general lawlessness at the transfer site.“We often find trash strewn all over the ground that’s been pulled out of the bins,” Jordan said. “And the bins are constantly getting spray-painted and the contractors just simply can’t keep up with that. As well as we’re finding a lot of needles and other things, and observing some drug activity.”Last summer the borough made major upgrades to both the Farmers Loop east and west transfer sites, adding new lights, re-use shelters, hazardous waste collection bins, and access roads.last_img read more