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At least 3 dead, 10 hospitalized after midair collision over Alaska

first_imgRetired_Tim/iStock(ANCHORAGE) — At least three people have been killed and 10 have been hospitalized after two aircraft collided in midair over Alaska, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.The collision took place in Coon Cove, Alaska, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de-Havilland Otter DHC-3 “collided in mid-air under unknown circumstances,” the FAA told ABC News.Ten patients were admitted to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Mischa Chernick told ABC News. Three patients are listed in serious condition, seven are in fair condition, Chernick said.Both planes were flying excursions sold through Princess Cruise Lines, which confirmed in a statement to ABC News that five people were killed.“On Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1:08 p.m. local time, a small float plane operated by Taquan Air that was flying a shore excursion sold through Princess Cruises was involved in an accident approximately eight (8) nautical miles from Ketchikan, AK, Princess Cruise Lines said in a statement. “The flight was returning from a Misty Fjords tour and carried ten guests from Royal Princess and a pilot. A second float plane was also involved in an incident and was carrying four guests from Royal Princess on an independent tour.”“The U.S. Coast Guard and local search and rescue teams have confirmed that nine (9) of the guests on the Taquan Air plane have been rescued and are receiving medical attention with the condition of one (1) guest still unknown, the statement continued. “It has also been confirmed there are five (5) fatalities from the independent air tour – four (4) Royal Princess guests and one (1) pilot. Princess Cruises has activated members of its Care Team to provide assistance to the families impacted by today’s accident.”“We are incredibly distressed by the situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with those onboard the planes and their families,” Princess Cruise Lines said. “Princess Cruises is extending its full support to traveling companions of the guests involved.The Voyage of the Glaciers cruise was on a seven-day trip that departed Vancouver on May 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on May 18, the company said.The company that owns one of the aircraft, Taquan Air, released a statement that they will cooperate fully with the investigation.“We are devastated by this news and our hearts go out to our passengers and their families. At this time, we are in the midst of an active crisis response, and our focus is on assisting these passengers, the pilot, our staff, their families and loved ones, and first responders,” Taquan Air said in a statement. “Taquan Air has suspended all scheduled flights and is cooperating fully with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other authorities to examine every aspect of this event.”The U.S Coast Guard is investigating the incident and the NTSB is launching a Go Team to the area.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Book to empower children on child abuse launched

first_imgLocalNews Book to empower children on child abuse launched by: Dominica Vibes News – February 17, 2016 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 240 Views   no discussions Sineku Primary School students receiving a copy of the book from its writer and editor, Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille LewisA book aimed at enlightening children on child abuse and providing strategies to combat it has been launched.The book entitled ‘Keeping My Body Safe’ was written and edited by the Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille Lewis with technical and financial support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The book, which can be used by parents and teachers, includes child friendly terms and illustrations applicable for kindergarten students up to age 11, was launched at the Dominica Public Service Union building on Wednesday 17 February 2016.It covers the different forms of child abuse, it speaks to safe and unsafe touches, he safe and unsafe secrets, bullying, who are strangers, how a child can protect themselves from child abuse, who should they report to and a puzzle.Mrs Lewis said “we have been doing much on the issue of child abuse in Dominica,” through brochures, pamphlets, education sessions with children, parents, community leaders, sporting officials, early childhood development practitioners and daycare providers and that this book is a new approach to tackling child abuse.She indicated that several draft copies of the book were done to ensure that it would meet the targeted audience. Goodwill Primary, St Martin’s Primary and Sineku Primary school students were among children who assisted in the testing phase of the book through questionnaires.“The feedback of the children was incredible. The things that they said was a mind blowing experience. For instance, when we did strangers, we had strangers outside by a vehicle. They said “Miss why don’t you put the stranger in the vehicle offering the child $5 to come into the vehicle?”“We had the perpetrator giving the child $100 for causing sexual abuse. They said “Miss they don’t give all that you know, sometimes is just $5 or a lollipop or a cell phone. Miss take that out and put a cell phone” Mrs Lewis informed.Additionally, there were suggestions from students of the Kalinago Territory.“They were like no miss, “put some with long hair, we want nice straight hair, we want them with brown skin, miss why did you put it that way, miss he doesn’t look angry, miss he doesn’t look sad, miss he doesn’t look homeless”…So we took all their recommendation and placed into the book,” Mrs Lewis said.This book will also cater to children who are unable to read, so the book ensures that the picture tells the story.“So if in case the child who picks up the book cannot read properly, looking at the picture they can understand what is happening there to the child”.“So it took a lot from us, it took a lot from me, I was quite enthusiastic about it, I was excited about doing this book,” Mrs Lewis said.A copy of the book was presented to acting Chief Education Officer, Melina Fontaine as well as students of the Goodwill Primary, St Martin’s Primary and Sineku Primary schools.– / 15last_img read more

England not worried about Windies pace

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC):Hosts England are not having any sleepless nights over the Windies’ pace attack.In fact, head coach Trevor Bayliss said yesterday that the tournament favourites were quite capable of handling the hostility from the likes of Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell when the two teams clash at the Rose Bowl on Friday.“We can handle anything that is thrown at us,” he said.“I have not seen too many with express pace here just yet, but we have a couple of good ones too, so I expect it to be tit for tat.”Thomas, Cottrell, and all-rounder André Russell have all bowled aggressively in the ICC World Cup with good effect and have given the Windies excellent starts in their three games so far. Blasted out Pakistan In their opener, they blasted out Pakistan for 105, reduced Australia to 38 for four in their second game, and had South Africa on the run at 29 for two in their third outing before rain forced an abandonment of the fixture.However, England also boast the likes of Mark Wood and Barbadian Jofra Archer, both of whom have consistently topped speeds of 95 miles per hour.Bayliss said that he expected it to be a heated contest, especially after the 2-2 draw in the five-match series in the Caribbean earlier this year.“We will have to play at our best to come away with a win. In the Caribbean, we were a little bit up and down. They bowled fast, but then Mark Wood made a few of their guys jump up and down,” he pointed out.“The wicket here is reasonably flat, and it has been in the past. There have been a few more wickets in the World Cup than there has been in the last few years, so I expect the fast bowlers are rubbing their hands together.”The Windies lie sixth in the 10-team standings on three points following a win, a defeat, and a no-result in their three matches.England, meanwhile, are second on four points after pulling off two wins and tasting defeat to Pakistan in three outings.last_img read more

YWCC marches into NBS 40-overs semi

first_imgYoung Warriors Cricket Club booked their spot in the semifinals after defeating Rose Hall Canje by 15 runs in the Berbice Cricket Board/New Building Society 40-overs second-division tournament on Sunday at the Canje Welfare Ground. Warriors won the toss and opted to bat on a slow track where they posted 209-9 in their allotted overs. They then dismissed the hosts for 194 in 37.3 overs.Warriors were off to a blazing start with Alex Algoo and Ricardo Ramdial putting on 80 for the first wicket.Algoo, however, was found short of his crease for 37 consisting of three sixes and Ramdial soon followed for 22 via stumping after he was given a life on 11.Nigel Deodat Suresh Dhanai anchored the innings with an unbeaten 41 at number seven, laced with four sixes, three of which came off of Michael Campbell’s third over. The captain was supported by Mortimer Fraser (32) and Sanjay Khan (26).Andrew Williams (2-17), Charran Singh (2-33) and Ameer Rahaman (2-36) were the principal wicket takers.In reply, Campbell’s 64 spiked with three fours and three sixes was not enough to get his team over the line. The opening batsman was supported by Adrian Haralsingh (23), the two sharing in a 52-run partnership for the second wicket.Rahaman and Williams returned with the bat to aid their team’s effort with cameos of 33 and 23 respectively.The batting was halted by Trevon Stanislaus who finished with 3-35 that allowed Khan to come in and made light work of the lower order and return figures of 3-31 along with Vishal Mohabir (2-16) and Dhanai (1-6). Meanwhile, D’Edward Cricket Club defeated Blairmont Community Centre by seven wickets at Cotton Tree Ground.D’Edward won the toss and inserted Blairmont to bat and they were restricted to 146 in 33.1 overs while D’Edward raced to 147-7 in 36 overs.Blairmont’s batting was padded with a solid 57 from Nigel Deodat, containing five fours and three sixes as well as Javed Karim who supported with 40 and Goverdran Khan with 19. Off-spinner, Devindra Lalsa returned 3-34 while left-arm spinner, Hemraj Harilall (2-18) and Eon Abdel’s 3-19 were the principal bowlers.In the chase, D’Edward slipped to 2-2 in the third over after Deodat removed Altaf Khan and Shabeer Baksh pulled off a simple return catch to dismiss Keith Fraser.   However, Lakeraj Sookra and Jaipaul Heeralall added 135 runs for the third wicket with Sookra top scoring with 70, hitting four fours and six sixes  before his dismissal.Heeralall steered his side across the line with an unbeaten 60. D’Edward will now face Bush Lot United in the Quarterfinals.last_img read more

How Man Utd Sack is Affecting Mourinho’s Reputation

first_imgSmaller teams romanticizing with Jose Mourinho is a sign that the Portuguese manager is fast losing his swagger.Since Jose Mourinho departed Manchester United last December, he hasn’t left the news. He never leaves.Five years after “mutually” terminating his contract at Real Madrid and only a year into a newly agreed four-year extension, the manager got into series of disagreements with key senior members of the club which resulted in a decline in performance and the eventual departure of the Portuguese.In the years after his departure from the Spanish capital, the same scenario played out at both Chelsea and Manchester United. A disturbing reoccurrence.His style and method of management is a huge concern. Mourinho has refused to adopt a more pampering model that seems to work with modern top players. He goes about work with so much verve and rigour, attributes that endeared him to the public and won him laurels. The problem with that is, those characteristics seem out of place in this age, at least to everyone else but Mourinho.Two years ago, the thought of Jose Mourinho being approached by Benfica would have been unthinkable, today it is not only a mussing, but it is also a conversation without brakes and if nothing else works, this should remind Jose Mourinho that he is living in the past.It is inconceivable that Jose Mourinho, for all his records and the height he has attained will be touted as the next manager of Benfica, who sacked Rui Vitoria after four ridiculously successful years at the club.Without disrespecting the most successful club in Portuguese football, and a regular name in Europe’s elite competition; they are not in the same bracket as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man United, Barça, Man City, Bayern Munich, Juventus or even PSG – a team Mourinho was linked to last year before he extended his contract at Man United.Since making the jump a full decade-and-half ago, Mourinho has largely operated in the upper stratum. And to be fair, Chelsea were not in that mold at the time and neither was Jose; it was his input that put the London side on the map. The difference here is; at the time, the gulf between the bigger teams and the rest of the pack wasn’t so wide. Add to that, Chelsea’s willingness to invest a huge sum in the team; a promise that was fulfilled and helped him close the gap at the top.The other side to this is, Jose is Portuguese and he has a relationship with Benfica where he worked 18 years ago his first managerial job. While Benfica is allowed to romanticize the idea of having such a huge figure within their ranks, any such move may spell doom for Jose Mourinho. Unless he somehow repeats the feat that put him in the eyes of the world 15 years ago. With the increasingly widening gap between the rich and super-rich clubs, it will take an astronomical level of investment for any Portuguese side to compete. Again, without belittling Benfica’s ambitions, they do not have the financial wherewithal to compete against Europe’s best which is where vintage Mourinho would prefer to compete. This is not even about the money. Benfica is committed to matching any amount Jose Mourinho requests for. The club’s revenue is above €100 million, so they truly can afford to pay Jose. Instead, this is about ego.There are currently eight super-rich teams in the world, Mourinho has worked at three of those – Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United – and although the door to Barça may have been shut at him, the other seven haven’t and that leaves a chance for him to return.A decision to accept a job below this cadre might be a huge mistake. You only need to look at Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United and Claudio Ranieri; three managers whose only chances of getting another big job is to make average teams big.Although, Mourinho might really do well with some time away from the rigours of the profession, perhaps a sabbatical. And he might consider taking a relatively smaller team and gradually work his way back up. However, it is the uncertainties that will make this option a risk.Mourinho’s chances of ever getting another top job may be effectively ended should he take the Benfica job. RelatedOFFICIAL: MANCHESTER UNITED SACK JOSE MOURINHODecember 18, 2018In “England”Striker Crisis! Mourinho Delivers Crushing Injury Report On Ibrahimovic And LukakuDecember 31, 2017In “England”FIVE THINGS JOSE MOURINHO MUST DO DIFFERENTLY TO SURVIVE AT TOTTENHAMNovember 21, 2019In “England”last_img read more