100,000 People Apply to Go to Mars and Not Return

first_imgMore than 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to Mars, as a part of the ambitious multi-billion dollar project that aims to colonise the Red planet starting in 2022. Related Itemslast_img

Sharpening the dagger

first_imgAustralia appoints 76ers coach Brett Brown for Tokyo Olympics View comments “They’re good defenders,” Compton said of Barroca and Jalalon, who have outplayed their Alaska counterparts so far. “But they foul a lot and I wonder why [fouls] haven’t been called.”Romeo Travis scored 24 points and had nine rebounds and Ian Sangalang added 11 for the Hotshots.Mike Harris struggled offensively for the second straight outing and finished with 22.Meanwhile, Paul Desiderio listed his name for the PBA Draft on Friday to add depth to a pool for the proceedings set next Sunday at Robinsons in Ermita.The 21-year-old Cebu native looms as a blue-chip prospect especially after showing what he is made of in the UP Maroons’ losing stand against eventual repeat champion Ateneo in the UAAP Finals last week. “We were expecting a different Alaska team, one with more fight and more effort [for today],” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said after coming out on top of a wild finish and putting a stranglehold in this title playoffs.But Victolero refused to rest on his charges’ second straight win, and instead, said that this one was far from over.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“Like I have been saying, it’s still one game at a time [for us],” Victolero said what asked what he felt of a 2-0 lead.“We will prepare for Game 3, that’s the important thing,” he said as the Hotshots shoot to more or less put this thing under wraps with another win Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. In spite of Washington’s sanctions, Huawei sells more smartphones than ever Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDragged into a defense-oriented contest and needing to come from behind this time, Magnolia took the best that Alaska could offer on Friday night before silencing the Aces at winning time for a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven PBA Governors’ Cup title series.After playing catch-up against an enemy that showed up with a lot more fight than the series opener, the Hotshots tightened the noose on the Aces when it mattered, holding Alaska scoreless in the final 4:45 to carve out a 77-71 decision at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao and inch closer toward a first championship in four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Win some, learn some You can now mix and match your Bitmoji’s clothing Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ “We cannot celebrate, this is a best-of-seven. What we are waiting for is the fourth win. This is not yet over. We’re looking forward to Game 3.For the second straight game, the Aces were struck down by carelessness, accounting for 26 boo-boos this time after committing 25 in a 100-84 loss in the series opener on Wednesday where they trailed by as large as 21.“That game was what I expected Game 1 to be like—guys going after it,” Alaska’s Alex Compton said. “But if we turn the ball over 26 times, that’s huge. Credit Magnolia, they’ve been the best defensive team all conference.”Alaska last scored when Mike Harris made two free throws for a 71-70 lead.“But if we took better care of the basketball, we would have been there,” Compton added as he, in a rare moment, questioned how Marc Barroca and Jio Jalalon got away with too many “karate chops” for the second straight contest.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘City tougher than Utd of Rooney & Ronaldo’

first_imgManchester City’s class of 2019 present Burton Albion with a tougher test than a Manchester United side which included Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo did, says Nigel Clough.Back in 2006, the Brewers were handed a dream FA Cup third round meeting with the Red Devils.A non-league side at the time, Clough’s troops held Sir Alex Ferguson’s star-studded team to a 0-0 draw on home soil – setting up a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Burton are now preparing to face the other heavyweights from Manchester in a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final.They may be a League One outfit, having only slipped out of the Championship last season, but Clough is aware that the reigning Premier League champions will be his biggest challenge yet.A man who tasted League Cup glory in his playing days with Nottingham Forest told reporters when asked which is harder, facing United or City: “I think this one over two legs.“I think the pitch is going to be a bit better this time around, if anybody remembers the pitch against Manchester United!“But we’re facing similar sorts of tasks.“When Rooney and Ronaldo came on after 59 minutes here for Manchester United, it’s a similar sort of prospect with the likes of the quality that Manchester City have.“But away from home, it’s a different thing. When they are on their own patch, as you saw against Liverpool, they’re as good and as confident as anything.“That’s when they’ve come off a relatively poor period for them, they’ve lost a couple of matches recently and then they can still play like they did against Liverpool and keep the title race open.“That says an awful lot about them.”Brian Clough Burton Albion celebrate vs Middlesbrough 181218Whatever happens at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, and in a return date at the Pirelli Stadium on January 22, Clough is already rightly proud of what his third tier underdogs have achieved.The ex-England international added: “Honestly, we are just looking forward to enjoying the experience.“Nobody gives us much of a chance and rightly so but it’s just about the players, everybody, talking about supporters, who have been following the club for 50-60 years never dreamt of us being in a League Cup semi-final.“Let’s all everybody as one go and enjoy it.“Every game you have got a chance. It’s just what degree that chance is and ours is extremely thin but there is always a chance in football.”last_img read more

IPL 2018, CSK vs DD: Daredevils seek further surge under new skipper Shreyas Iyer

first_imgDelhi Daredevils (DD) will come in against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as they face each other at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium on Monday.Shreyas Iyer led from the front with a blistering 93* against Kolkata Knight Riders to guide Daredevils to the highest total of the season till now. The bowlers followed it up with disciplined bowling and DD won their second match this year.On the other hand, CSK will look to bounce back from the huge 8-wicket loss against Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni and his team are going to eye the top spot of the table again.The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai side was hammered by Mumbai at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.While Chennai has five wins from seven games with 10 points in their kitty, Delhi languishes at the bottom with just a couple of wins from seven games and four points.Despite Saturday’s defeat, Chennai will be looking to continue their dream run in the league.Most of the CSK batters — Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Dwayne Bravo and skipper Dhoni — are in form.Also, Suresh Raina found his touch with the willow as the southpaw smashed a 47-ball unbeaten 75 against Mumbai, comprising six fours and four sixes.While Rayudu has amassed 329 runs from seven games, averaging 47, Dhoni and Watson have accumulated 235 and 203 runs respectively.The Chennai batters have fired on more than one occasion, guiding CSK home. The yellow brigade has the ability to put a massive total on board or chase any challenging target.advertisementIn the bowling department, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have been impressive, leading Chennai’s pace attack. But in the previous match Chahar got injured so this might worry the Southern outfit.While Thakur has eight wickets from six games, Chahar and Dwayne Bravo have six and seven wickets respectively from seven games.Also, all-rounder Watson has six wickets with an economy rate of around eight.Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo and leggie Karn Sharma have also made breakthroughs for CSK at crucial moments.On the other hand, Delhi will be high on confidence under new skipper Shreyas Iyer, who led his side to a thumping 55-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders.However, DD need to continue their winning spree to keep themselves in the play-off hunt.The Delhi franchise will hope that Iyer continues to lead from the front as he did with a match-winning unbeaten 93 against Kolkata.Also, other batters like opener Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant and all rounders Glenn Maxwell will need to come out with their best against Chennai.Delhi’s bowling came together as a unit against Kolkata and to trouble a star-studded CSK batting line-up, the visitors will have to bowl out of their skin.Overall, in their current form, Chennai will be the favourites in Monday’s game at their adopted home ground here.Teams:Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni(Captain/Wicket-Keeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David WilleyDelhi Daredevils – Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Gautam Gambhir, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Daniel Christian, Jayant Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Trent Boult, Manjot Kalra, Abhishek Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane, Naman Ojha, Sayan Ghosh, Liam Plunkett, Junior Dalalast_img read more

Aaron Ramsey hopeful of returning for Arsenal before end of season

first_imgnews The Premier League teams’ ineptitude index 2018-19 Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Aaron Ramsey has told Unai Emery he is hoping to play for Arsenal again before the end of the season. The Wales midfielder limped off at Napoli during his team’s 1-0 Europa League win with a hamstring injury, but when player and manager chatted on Friday lunchtime Ramsey confident he could recover quickly.“We spoke about that – ‘Maybe in two or three weeks I can play some matches’ – and we are going to wait for that,” Emery said. The Arsenal manager also admitted the situation with Ramsey earlier this season had been confused while the player’s future was wrapped up in the ticking down of his contract, before the club withdrew their offer and the player made his arrangements to join Juventus.“He is a very important player but his confusion maybe did not give us the performances he is doing now,” Emery said. “In the last few matches his performances have been amazing and helping us a lot in the key moments this season. His injury is bad news.”If Ramsey does return in two weeks he would be on the verge of fitness for Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final against Valencia, which is scheduled for 2 and 9 May. If it is three weeks he would at least be able to clock up a farewell appearance on the last day of the Premier League season at Burnley. The prognosis is more encouraging than first feared in Naples.Ramsey will be a spectator for Arsenal’s game at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday, when Emery is expected to rotate his team quite heavily. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Aaron Ramsey Reuse this content Unai Emery Arsenal Share on Pinterest Topics Share via Email Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Henderson opens up on father embrace after Champions League triumph

first_imgJordan Henderson was delighted to put a smile on his father’s face after opening up about their emotional embrace following Liverpool’s Champions League triumph.One of the lasting images of the Reds’ 2-0 win over Tottenham in Madrid was the sight of Henderson hugging his dad, Brian, and breaking down in tears amid the celebrations.The Liverpool captain’s father was diagnosed with throat cancer six years ago and initially hid the diagnosis from Henderson for fear it would derail his football career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And Henderson was delighted to share the moment with his dad, who has since received the all-clear.”My dad has been through a lot over the past few years, not only with himself but with his family,” Henderson said. “I am sure he will be so proud to see us win the game and win the Champions League. It will mean the world to him. I am just glad I can put a smile on his face.”It’s obviously emotional. We have come a long way as a team and we have had so many knockbacks and to finally get over the line… it is an amazing feeling and one that we will remember forever. It’s so special.”Today, Liverpool Football Club is 127 years old! One hundred and twenty-seven years, 42 major trophies, thousands of magical moments, millions of passionate supporters around the world, one #LFC   #YNWA pic.twitter.com/FwlEkPFOBg — Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 3, 2019 It was an almost cathartic moment for Henderson, who has often faced criticism over his role at Liverpool.And, after several near misses under boss Jurgen Klopp, the importance of winning European football’s biggest prize is not lost on the England international.Liverpool secured a sixth European crown thanks to an early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike from substitute Divock Origi.”It was nice to know we have come back from so many disappointments and finally get over the line and win a big trophy,” Henderson added. “It is an amazing night and hopefully we can use this to win more in the future, it gives us the confidence to know we can win the Champions League and together we can move forward and hopefully win more trophies as well.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

‘Klopp break would be a disaster for Liverpool’

first_imgJurgen Klopp taking a break at the end of his current Liverpool contract would be a “disaster” for the club, says Reds legend Steve Nicol.As things stand, the German tactician is tied to the Reds until the summer of 2022.Fresh terms have been mooted on the back of a Champions League triumph, but no deal is in place as yet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? That has sparked speculation regarding Klopp’s future, with a return to his homeland at Bayern Munich being mooted.It has also been suggested that the 51-year-old could look to take in a 12-month sabbatical when his current terms come to a close.Liverpool legend Nicol is hoping that both situations can be avoided, with it imperative that Klopp is kept at the Anfield helm for as long as possible.He told ESPN FC of the reports that a rest period could be approaching for one of the most intense coaches in the business: “I think it would make sense.“Unless you’ve been in the job as a head coach, and certainly at the Premier League level and elite level, it’s stressful.“You’re responsible for everything. You’re responsible for how the team plays, if they don’t turn up you’re responsible for that, your job is to get them playing.“If you lose a game, you’re responsible ultimately because you’re the one who would get the sack if you lose too many, not the players.Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Champions League Winner 06/01/19“There are a whole load of different pressures that go with being the head coach, manager, whatever you want to call it.“And everybody who’s done it, there are times when it becomes too much and you need some sort of break while you figure out how you de-stress, if you want.“So on the face of it, it would seem like a sensible idea for Klopp.“On the other hand, it would be a disaster for Liverpool.“You can’t just turn round and say ‘I’m going to take a year off’ because the only thing you know is that your job isn’t going to be there in a year’s time.“And then of course, when you’ve got such a great manager, as we do in Klopp, you’re doing everything you can to make sure this guy stays and goes absolutely nowhere.“So I think for Klopp it’s probably a good idea to relax for a bit, charge the batteries up and calm down.“But for Liverpool it would be a disaster.”Klopp has been in charge at Anfield since succeeding Brendan Rodgers in October 2015, with a Champions League triumph seeing him break his trophy duck in England while ending Liverpool’s seven-year wait for major silverware. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Image of the Day: e-KOTUG Wows Tugnologists

first_imgKOTUG’s new ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Evolution, built by Damen, was named at the Greenwich Ship Tier in London on May 18, during the ‘Tugnology Conference.’KOTUG currently owns four hybrid Rotortugs. RT Adriaan and RT Evolution are operating in the Port of Rotterdam and RT Emotion commenced her towage activities in the German port of Bremerhaven recently.RT Evolution and RT Emotion, both 32-metre hybrid next-generation ART80-32 Rotortugs are new Damen-built tugs and designed by an alliance of Rotortug B.V. in the Netherlands and Robert Allan Ltd in Canada.”It is good to show the RT Evolution hybrid tug to the tug community during the Tugnology Conference. The close cooperation between Kotug and Damen has resulted in this advanced Rotortug,” said Damen CEO Arnout Damen.Seen as a true advancement of hybrid technology and performance, the propulsion configuration draws on the design of KOTUG’s RT Adriaan – world’s first hybrid Rotortug built under class.The green results of the E-KOTUG series are 50% less harmful emissions, significant noise reduction, cleaner combustion and substantial maintenance savings thanks to improved fuel economy.The Rotortug’s hybrid capacity is generated by three electric motors, complemented by a battery pack and managed by an intelligent XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System.last_img read more

BMS to hold nationwide campaign against PSU divestment in Sept

first_imgNew Delhi: RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh on Tuesday said it will run a nationwide campaign against divestment of PSUs in the wake of Niti Aayog listing 92 state-owned companies for sell-off.”In the background of Niti Aayog listing 92 PSUs for disinvestment, a meeting of Public Sector National Co ordination Committee of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) was held in Delhi,” a BMS statement said. The meeting decided to hold nationwide awareness programme on “Save Public Sector” during September 1-7. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaUnit level meetings, dharna, processions etc will be conducted as part of the campaign. On November 15, a national convention of PSU employees will be held at Delhi. The convention will prepare a policy document on the role of PSUs in nation building, release a Charter of Demands of PSU workers and declare future agitation programme, it said. As a prelude of this, industry wise seminars, roundtable discussion of trade unions, management and experts will be conducted during July-August. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAt national level, meetings will be held with policy makers and the government. Further, parliamentarians and other dignitaries will be contacted as a part of mass contact programme, it added. The coordination committee meeting was attended by the union representatives from coal, banking, insurance, steel sectors, among others. Union representatives from BSNL, MTNL, IOC, ONGC, FCI, NTPC, NHPC, and other PSUs were also present.last_img read more

Mens soccer Midfielder Brady Blackwells journey there and back again

Ohio State redshirt junior midfielder Brady Blackwell (4) protects the ball from a Falcon during the Ohio State-BGSU game on Sep. 22. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorEighteen minutes into the first period of the Ohio State men’s soccer game on Sept. 26 against Detroit Mercy, redshirt junior midfielder Brady Blackwell flicked in a shot four yards out from the net and scored his first career goal as a Buckeye.Blackwell’s collegiate soccer story doesn’t begin in Columbus, Ohio, however, and it wasn’t always easy. He spent two seasons playing soccer at San Diego State University before he made the decision to transfer 2,263 miles back home and attend Ohio State.Growing up in Dublin, Ohio, 10 minutes away from Ohio State’s campus, it was always a dream for Blackwell to don a scarlet and gray jersey and play soccer for the Buckeyes.“When the opportunity presented itself to come home, I couldn’t pass it up,” Blackwell said.A little over a year ago, Blackwell was working hard during the preseason prior to his junior year at a new school with a new team.That preparation came to a halt when he was injured. It forced him to take a medical redshirt and stand on the sidelines while he watched his teammates play the 2016 season without him.“It was just tough having to watch my teammates work and not being able to help out,” Blackwell said. “I tried to encourage them and do all I could, but there’s nothing like competing and practicing with your teammates.”Blackwell said it was frustrating not being on the field with his team, but ultimately, he took his injury as a learning experience.“I was very upset I couldn’t help contribute in my first season here at OSU,” Blackwell said. “But that’s part of the sport, and I think the injury helped me learn some important lessons.”Fast forward to the 2017 season and Blackwell is healed from his injury and trying to make every second of this year count.So far this season, Blackwell has played in 13 games for Ohio State, started 11 matches and added one goal to his list of accomplishments.Being injured can be detrimental to a player’s future career and success, but Blackwell said being injured made him appreciate the game even more and motivated him to work harder.“It’s important to play and train hard everyday, because you have no idea when something like an injury might happen,” Blackwell said. “Overall, it just made me respect the opportunity I’ve been given.”Blackwell’s return to play has been a huge boost to the Buckeyes success in the season so far, his teammates said. In the midfield, Blackwell’s ability to dictate the flow and tempo of the game has made a large impact on Ohio State’s game, said senior defender Niall Logue.“Last year we knew he was going to be a big player for us,” Logue said. “In the preseason he got the news that he was going to have to medical redshirt, and that was a huge blow for us, especially in the midfield.”For the Buckeyes, having a roster filled with 15 freshmen requires plenty of leadership from the few upperclassmen. Blackwell delivers that much-needed command both on and off the field, Logue said.“Having him back this year is a big influence in a leadership way as well,” Logue said. “He’s a big personality in the locker room.”After experiencing different trials and tribulations throughout his collegiate soccer career, Blackwell brings a lot of wisdom to the team. “I’ve played at two different universities and have gained experience along the way. My injury humbled me and allowed me to take a step back and observe the opportunity we have as Ohio State athletes,” Blackwell said. “I hope that I can encourage younger players to take nothing for granted, and to train and play everyday like it’s your last.” read more

Rex Ryan Blasts Cowardly Tim Tebow Bashers

Rex Ryan Blasts Cowardly Tim Tebow Bashers

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan called anonymous players who bashed reserve quarterback Tim Tebow “cowardly” and called for an end to potential in-house dissension.“Did I address it? I absolutely addressed it,” Ryan said. “Because I think it’s a cowardly thing. If you’re not going to put your name to it, I think that’s about as cowardly of a thing as there is. I even mentioned that. I said, ‘Look, if …’“Well, I don’t want to get into specifics of what I said. But I did address it with our football team. I absolutely did.”The comments from anonymous Jets is not foreign. Last year, they purportedly bad-mouthed Mark Sanchez tot he media. Then, like now, Ryan insists that his locker room is together.“If you’re searching for things to try to drive a wedge through the team and all that . . . my thing is that I believe in this team,” Ryan said. “I believe this team is like this and will continue to be like this and maybe even come tighter. I’m confident that that will be a case.”But when asked about the issues that popped up with Sanchez last year versus the issues with Tebow this season, Rex said he doesn’t believe the Jets “have the same problem” and classified the 2011 issue as “over-exaggerated.”“I don’t think we have the same problem,” Ryan said. “Even back then, I think that was probably a little more over exaggerated that actually was the rift in the entire locker room. I don’t think it existed the way it was portrayed. But I do recognize that there was something wrong there. I’ve made it my personal agenda to go out and fix it.”The Jets have no intention of scrapping the Wildcat package featuring Tebow, according to Ryan, who went on to laud Tebow for his unselfishness. He praised him for accepting his role as the personal protector on the punt team.“We asked him — a former Heisman Trophy winner, first-round pick, a quarterback who led his team to the playoffs — ‘You know what? We want you to be our personal protector,’ ” Ryan said, adding that Tebow never complained.“Quite honestly, I feel extremely confident this football team is coming closer together, than what maybe is being thought of as pulling apart,” Ryan said. “I definitely don’t see that.” read more

JetBlue from Ft Lauderdale lands in Provo November 16

JetBlue from Ft Lauderdale lands in Provo November 16

first_img Energy Town Meeting for Provo Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Related Items:ft. lauderdale, providenciales international airport, provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Nov 2015 – JetBlue is actually coming to Providenciales in November as originally announced; the first flight to kick start daily service from the Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International airport lands on November 16 and not in December as reported this morning. The Tourist Board confirmed that there will be new airlift to the country in December from Midwest USA. Tickets one way on JetBlue from Ft Lauderdale to the Providenciales International Airport were going for as low as $99 each. Recommended for you New York Dancers share talent in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man arrested after crash kills 2 in Portland

first_imgPORTLAND — Police say a man was taken into custody following a traffic crash in southeast Portland that killed two people.The two victims in the crash Saturday evening have been identified as 55-year-old Paul Lawrence Knepper and his 90-year-old mother Hazel Agnes Knepper.A police statement says that investigators have learned that a Cadillac SUV went through a stop sign and hit the Toyota Corolla driven by Paul Knepper.Three people in the SUV fled on foot, but a 29-year-old man suspected of being the driver was later taken into custody.Police say Daniel Troy Johnson is facing two counts of second-degree manslaughter and other charges including DUII. The two others haven’t been found.A fourth person in the SUV, who remained at the scene, was hospitalized with injuries not believed to by life-threatening.last_img read more

Neal moves up at Mazda

Neal moves up at Mazda

first_imgCar organisation Mazda Motors UK has promoted Liesa Neal to human resources director.In her new position, Neal will be responsible for employee development and training, recruitment, and coaching in the UK and Ireland.Neal has worked at Mazda since 2005. While at the organisation, she has been involved in overseeing performance management processes, implementing learning and development initiatives, and supporting employee engagement during the integration of Mazda Ireland into the UK business.Before joining Mazda, Neal worked as training and development officer at Jones Day, and as training officer at Kroll.Neal replaces Chris Clark, who will move to Hiroshima, Japan, to take on the role of group manager, global HR at Mazda Corporation.last_img

Wilmington Firefighter Praised For Help He Provided To An Injured Woman While OffDuty

Wilmington Firefighter Praised For Help He Provided To An Injured Woman While OffDuty

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Firefighter Robert Varey was recently praised by the Board of Selectmen for rendering aid to an injured woman while off-duty.Leading up to their May 14 meeting, Selectmen received an email from a woman who lives out-of-town. It read:On April 16th of this year, I found myself the victim of a motor vehicle accident in which I was struck while standing in a crosswalk. While laying injured on the ground, I was approached by (what I would later find out to be) a Wilmington firefighter who immediately asked if I was alright and conducted a trauma assessment to ensure I did not have a head or neck injury before I was taken to the hospital via ambulance. Mr. Robert Varey proved himself an exemplary model of a public servant and a firefighter that Wilmington should be proud of. If he is one example of the men and women that are employed on your Fire Department, you must have one hell of a team! I am eternally grateful for his assistance that evening and would like to share my gratitude with you.“It goes to show you that [Wilmington’s public safety officials] go above and beyond, even when they’re not on duty,” said Selectman Greg Bendel, who publicly thanked Varey at the board’s recent meeting. Bendel’s comments were echoed by his colleagues.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… RelatedSelectmen Support Proposal To Hire EIGHT New Firefighters, First WFD Staffing Increase In A DecadeIn “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”Wilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”last_img read more

River Watch Teams Prepare For Breakup

first_imgFeeling lucky #akriverwatch is calm today. Prayers for recovery in #tupelo and those in the path of #tornado. pic.twitter.com/02pmv0xGvC— Alaska DHS&EM (@AlaskaDHSEM) April 28, 2014Teams are heading out to keep an eye on breakup conditions along Alaska’s largest river systems. The National Weather Service is predicting below average flooding this year, but the state wants villages to be ready just in case.Download AudioEven though flooding caused by this spring’s breakup should be less severe than normal, the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokesman Jeremy Zidek says Interior communities could still see some flooding.Click to find the most recent National Weather Service breakup maps.“Generally, when we see the below-average years and we do experience flooding, it’s one community, not a series of communities like we saw last year with the flooding all along the Yukon River,” Zidek said.Galena was devastated last year after an ice jam caused a massive flood, keeping much of the town underwater for days and forcing most residents to evacuate. Once the waters receded, residents returned to largely unsalvageable homes and other problems from lack of power, to spoiled food.The village of Circle and several other Interior communities were also hit by flooding.Zidek says the first river watch team has already been deployed to the Upper Yukon River and is stationed in Circle Hot Springs.“Generally, we do launch our river watch program a little bit later in the year,” he said. “There’s been higher than normal temperatures in the Interior and there’s a lot of reports of ice moving early in the sloughs and small tributaries that feed into the major rivers.”Keep an eye in the sky for our #akriverwatch teams. Please tweet your #akbreakup pictures and reports. pic.twitter.com/vh0qAYfZHO— NWS APRFC (@NWSAPRFC) April 28, 2014Each river watch team consists of three people: a local pilot, a National Weather Service river forecast center hydrologist, and a Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management emergency manager. Zidek says each team monitors a particular section of the river, tracking the breakup process.“For the most part it is aerial observations,” Zidek said. “The river forecast center takes those aerial observations, past models, and also other observations that have been made along the river system where people just provide their own feedback, put that all together and make their flood potential forecasts, and if there’s any issues, they can issue the flood warnings and advisories.”If the teams do spot something that might be troubling for nearby communities, the emergency manager will land and consult with the local residents and coordinate with the state emergency office.Click here for more information on flood preparedness.Five river watch teams will be deployed – three to the Yukon River and two to the Kuskokwim River.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly April 30 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioLegislature Votes To Allow Hearings Outside Of JuneauAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauWhile Gov. Bill Walker has ordered the Legislature hold its special session in Juneau, lawmakers may have found a workaround: He can’t control where they hold their committee meetings, or how often they have their floor session.Mat-Su Gets First Look at Borough’s FY16 BudgetEllen Lockyer, KSKA – PalmerMatanuska Susitana Borough officials got an early look at the Borough’s FY 2016 spending plan  Thursday. Borough manager John Moosey opened the discussion, saying the budget would be “very conservative”, compared with previous years.ASD’s revised budget cuts 57 filled positionsAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThe Anchorage School District plans to cut 57 currently-filled positions next year because of a $16.7 million dollar budget cut from the state legislature. That includes 37 classroom teachers and 12 literacy coaches.Death Toll Now at 2 in Shooting Near TalkeetnaPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaAlaska State Troopers say that both men involved in a shooting on April 18th have died. Troopers say that 57-year-old Billy Kidd of Willow died of his injuries in an Anchorage hospital. Previously, Kidd had been listed in critical condition. The other man, 33-year-old Andre Lafrance died at the scene of the incident, and was identified shortly thereafter. U.S. House Panel Advances Fisheries LawLiz Ruskin, APRN – AnchorageIn Congress Thursday the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee moved a bill to renew the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s bedrock fisheries law. The sponsor, Alaska Congressman Don Young, says the law has kept foreign fishing fleets off America’s shores and sustained healthy fisheries.UAF Steps Into Spotlight Amid Arctic Council TransferTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksNow that the United States has assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council, UAF’s top two administrators say the University of Alaska Fairbanks will play a central role in carrying out the U.S. agenda in the region.Kick The Bucket: With Fleeting Funding, Projects DieJoaqlin Estus, KNBA – AnchorageEven rural communities that have raised the money to build modern sanitation systems face the threat of their ultimate failure due to the lack of funding for operations and maintenance, wiping away whatever health gains were achieved.Campaign Silent On Revelations Of Military Service, DivorceZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageNew documents are coming to light that complicate the biography of Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski.Red Chris Mine Inches Forward After SettlementKatarina Sostaric, KSTK – WrangellA British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is one step closer to full production after reaching a benefits agreement with a First Nation group.YWCA Alaska Holds Summit On Gender Pay GapLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageYWCA Alaska is holding a Gender Pay Equity Summit Friday in Anchorage to focus attention on the wage disparity between men and women in Alaska.last_img read more

Rangamati landslide death toll 118

Rangamati landslide death toll 118

first_imgBangladeshi firefighters try to recover a dead body after a landslide in Rangamati on 14 June, 2017. Photo: AFPDeputy commissioner of Rangamati Mohammad Manzarul Mannan on Monday declared three people, who remained missing in connection with the recent landslides, dead, raising the death toll to 118 in the district, says UNB.With this, a total of 162 were killed in the disastrous landslides triggered by incessant rains in five southeaster districts. “The death toll from the landslides in the district is now 118 considering the three missing people dead,” said DC Mannan at a press conference at the DC office in the evening.Two men Salahuddin and Darbesh Miah and a woman Raima Megum who got trapped under the rubble in Bhedbhedi area of the district town on 13 June could not be rescued.Besides, another woman and a child were kept in the missing list, added the DC.He also asked the people living in hill pockets not to rebuild their houses in the affected areas without permission of an executive magistrate.A total of 118 people, including five army men, were killed in Rangamati, which was hit hardest by the landslides, while 34 in Chittagong, six in Bandarban, two each in Cox’s Bazar and Khagrachhari.Over 2,000 people have been evacuated from the risky hill slopes and taken to shelter centres in the district.last_img read more

Deadline for submitting BB heist probe report extended

Deadline for submitting BB heist probe report extended

first_imgBangladesh Bank logo. Photo: UNBA Dhaka court on Sunday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) again to submit by 13 March the probe report on 2016 cyber heist of Bangladesh Bank’s $81 million fund.The deadline was extended as the CID investigative officer failed to submit the report on Sunday.Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after Md Raihan Uddin Khan, additional superintendent of CID, failed to produce the probe on time.The case was filed after robbers had stolen $101 million from the Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank in New York through fraudulent instructions against their target of about $1 billion in February 2016.It was suspected that Dridex malware was used for the attack.Although, some $20 million was recovered from a Sri Lankan bank, $81 million, which landed in Manila-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), could not be recovered.Most of the money transferred to the Philippines went to four personal accounts, held by individuals.Bangladesh has so far recovered around $18 million of the $81 million transferred to the Philippines.Dhaka has recently lodged a case with a New York court seeking recovery of the rest amount.last_img read more

90 injured at PM Modis rally in Midnapore after pandal collapses

90 injured at PM Modis rally in Midnapore after pandal collapses

first_imgKolkata: Indiscipline by few BJP workers led to the collapse of a portion of a pandal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at Midnapore College ground on Monday in which around 90 people were injured, five of them seriously.The pandal was situated close to the main podium from where the Prime Minister addressed the gathering.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee got in touch with the West Midnapore district administration and inquired about the condition of the injured. She instructed Midnapore Medical College and Hospital authorities to take care of the injured properly. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe tweeted later: “We pray for the speedy recovery of all those injured at the Midnapore rally today. The government is giving all help for medical treatment. “In a joint statement issued by TMC’s secretary general Partha Chatterjee and party’s MP Derek O’Brien held the state BJP responsible for the accident and said they should take responsibility.The accident took place when some BJP workers climbed to the top of the tent to have a clearer view of Narendra Modi. The latter, before addressing his speech, requested them to come down. But the workers turned a deaf ear and the pandal collapsed at around 12.50 pm when Modi was delivering his speech. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe injured were rushed to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. The Prime Minister also paid a visit to those admitted there, inquired about their health and also spoke to a few.Because of heavy rain that had hit the district, the ground was wet and the bamboos used to set up the makeshift pandal could not bear the additional load of the people particularly when they climbed to the top. The bamboos broke leading to the collapse of the pandal.The state BJP leaders had supervised the setting up of the makeshift tent. They even failed to bring down those supporters who had climbed to the top of the pandal. Senior police officers said as the ground was wet, the state leaders should not have allowed anyone to climb up. But there was no initiative from their side which finally led to the collapse.Hospital authorities said most of the injured had been released after treatment. Five have been admitted and doctors are monitoring their condition.The district administration has ordered a probe regarding the matter.last_img read more