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Human error caused Pakistan plane crash that killed 97: Initial report

first_imgHe said the pilots had been discussing the coronavirus pandemic as they attempted to land the Airbus A320.”The pilot and co-pilot were not focused and throughout the conversation was about coronavirus,” Khan said. The Pakistani investigation team, which included officials from the French government and the aviation industry, analyzed data and voice recorders.The minister said the plane was “100 percent fit for flying, there was no technical fault”. Topics : A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday.The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on May 22 after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, killing all but two people on board.”The pilot as well as the controller didn’t follow the standard rules,” the country’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said, announcing the findings in parliament.center_img The county’s deadliest aviation accident in eight years came days after domestic commercial flights resumed following a two-month coronavirus lockdown.Many passengers were on their way to spend the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr with loved ones.last_img read more

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Area Basketball Scores (12-17)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresTuesday  (12-17)Girls ScoresGreensburg  71     Oldenburg  38Switzerland County  55     South Ripley  33Southwestern Hanover  43     Borden  40Boys ScoresNorth Decatur  69     Milan  64Tayor  69     Lawrenceburg  59last_img

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CAS decision on Manchester City a disgrace, Mourinho says

first_imgThe decision of the Court of Arbitration of Sport to overturn Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban from European football, while fining them 10 million euros (9.09 million pounds) is disgraceful.Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday it was a disgrace for such a decision to have been made. UEFA ruled in February that Manchester City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation.It then handed the English Premier League side a ban and a fine of 30 million euros.However, the CAS on Monday said Manchester City did not violate FFP rules by disguising equity funding as sponsorship.But it imposed a reduced fine for failing to cooperate with European football’s governing body.“In any case it’s a disgraceful decision because if Manchester City are not guilty then they should not be punished with the fine,” Mourinho told reporters in a virtual news conference ahead of Wednesday’s clash against 13th placed Newcastle United. “If you’re not guilty, you shouldn’t have a fine. If they are guilty, the decision is also a disgrace and they should be banned from the competition.“I don’t know if Manchester City are guilty or not, but either way it’s a disgraceful decision.”UEFA’s FFP rules face likely changes in the wake of the CAS ruling.Mourinho said the system needs to be overhauled if it is to continue to serve its purpose which is to aim to stop clubs running big losses through spending on players.“I think this is going to be the end of Financial Fair Play, because there is no point,” Mourinho said. “I would like to see it used in a proper way. At this moment we are talking about Manchester City, but in the past other clubs were in a similar situation.“I think it’s better to open the circus door and let everybody enjoy.”Eighth-placed Spurs picked up a crucial win against rivals Arsenal on Sunday.But Mourinho said the result would count for little if they cannot follow it up with a victory at Newcastle United.RelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says “I know it’s a London derby and it’s Arsenal and we showed that in the game, but now it doesn’t mean much if we go to Newcastle United and lose there,” the Spurs manager said.Mourinho confirmed that Tanguy Ndombele sustained an injury in training and could miss the trip to St James’ Park.Also, Dele Alli continues to recover from a hamstring injury and is also a major doubt.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Court of Arbitration for SportJose MourinhoManchester CityTottenham HotspurUEFAlast_img read more

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Near Perfect Ellsworth Continues to Roll

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — In their first three outings, the Ellsworth Eagle boys and girls, both 3-0, have lost just a single set each.But even with those near-perfect records, the Eagles girls are ranked only fifth and the Eagle boys eighth in Eastern Maine Class B, according to this week’s first edition of the Maine Principals’ Associaton Heal point standings.In action this week, Class B Ellsworth dealt the Class C George Stevens Academy Eagles their only loss so far, with the Ellsworth boys winning 4-1 and the girls rolling to a 5-0 win. BOYSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth 4, GSA 1Singles: Spencer Small (E) over Elias Springer 8-3, Nick Reese (E) over Michael Senter-Zapata 8-6, Alex Keefe (E) over Dillon Morris 8-5. Doubles: Max Reiter and Charlie Volkwein (GSA) over Dillon Toothaker and Tyler Small 9-8 (9-7), Brandon Albee and Justin Harding (E) over Will Brokaw and Lucas Yoder 8-6. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img Bio GIRLSEllsworth 5, GSA 0Singles: Miranda Grant over Southerd Steer 8-3, Ashley Harding over Katie Herklotz 9-7, Clarissa Winkleman over Roz Brokaw 8-3. Doubles: Holly Wadman and Caitlin Maloney over Grace Jackson and Vesta Davis 8-6, Danel White and Paige Lewis over Tierney Hally and Hannah Van der Eb 8-3. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

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27 Nations To Take Part In Boxing Championship In Indonesia

first_imgJakarta: At least 300 boxers from 27 countries have confirmed their participation in an international boxing championship in Indonesia next month, the organisers said on Tuesday. The 27 countries include India, China, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Iraq, Thailand, the Philippines and others, the head of the Indonesian amateur boxing association Johni Asadoma said. The 23rd Indonesian President Boxing Championship is slated to be held from July 22 to July 29 in Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara province, Asadoma said, reports Xinhua news agency.The number of participants in the tournament is expected to rise as the registration is still open, said the official. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img

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The Latest: 1 positive in latest Premier League testing

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months.The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points.The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas. The Latest: 1 positive in latest Premier League testing ___A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend.The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.” The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea. The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt.Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19.___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus. Associated Press center_img The Big 12 is allowing Iowa State and other conference schools to have football players return June 15 for voluntary workouts.___A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff.The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches. June 3, 2020 Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___ The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___ The league did not identity the person.Testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.___The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event. The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.The tour says results from the PCR tests are expected back in a manner of hours. Senior vice president of tour administration Andy Levinson says it also allows ample testing without taking away resources from the community where the tournaments are played.The tour expects about 400 people to require testing at tournaments upon the restart. No spectators are allowed for the first five events on the PGA Tour.The first event is the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on the PGA Tour. The smaller Korn Ferry Tour has an event at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.___last_img read more

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Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal’s team says the Colombian rider has pulled out of the race

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGRENOBLE, France (AP) — Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal’s team says the Colombian rider has pulled out of the race. Defending Tour de France champion Egan Bernal’s team says the Colombian rider has pulled out of the race September 16, 2020center_img Associated Press last_img

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El Clasico, Juve vs Inter Live this Weekend on GOtv

first_imgCaptains Affairs.Real Madrid’s Captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi have another El Clasico date barely three days of the Copa del Rey clash A fascinating game lies in prospect in the Serie A when the defending champions, Juventus host Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday. The game will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2 and 5 at 8:45pm.After eight seasons of total dominance, Juventus are finally facing stiff competition in the league and their Milan rivals are one of their challengers.Also on Sunday, a fierce football rivalry will be rekindled in La Liga when Real Madrid host defending champions, Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the El Clasico. The game kicks off at 9pm and will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 4.Real Madrid lost the top position in the league to Barcelona after a surprise defeat to Levante last week, and their week was compounded after they lost to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. Los Blancos, however, will want to use the game overcome the two-point deficit established by their rivals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Football fans will be treated to a bumper package this weekend as big derby games from the Serie A and La Liga, as well as games from the Premier League will be aired on GOtv this weekend.The games, scheduled to hold from February 28 – March 1, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Jolli and GOtv Max subscribers, and on SuperSport Select 4 and SuperSport Select 5 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.Bournemouth will continue their fight to escape relegation from the Premier League when they host Chelsea at Dean Court today. The game kicks off at 4pm and will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2.last_img read more

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Q&A with Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune

first_img Published on September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Related Stories Head start: Syracuse looks to end 1st-half struggles at Minnesota Syracuse heads out to Minnesota looking for its second consecutive win. The team will face the Golden Gophers’ back-up quarterback, Max Shortell, after starter MarQueis Gray suffered a high-ankle sprain last week. The Daily Orange spoke with Phil Miller, who covers the Gophers for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, about some important factors surrounding Saturday’s game, including what the Orange (1-2) can expect from Minnesota’s (3-0) quarterback situation.The Daily Orange: Starting off, Minnesota hasn’t officially ruled MarQueis Gray out for Saturday, but realistically, is there any chance of him playing? In the event that he doesn’t start, what can Syracuse expect to see from Max Shortell, and is he a big drop off from Gray?Phil Miller: There is no realistic chance of Gray playing; he hasn’t practiced all week, and he could barely jog at practice today. But Shortell is not a big dropoff from the starter. In fact, there is a sizable faction of Gopher fans who would prefer he be the starter. Shortell is 6-6 and has a strong arm, making him much more of a passing threat than Gray. His first series as quarterback last week included completions of 32, 24 and 9 yards, a touchdown march in less than three minutes that energized a drowsy crowd. He gives them a much more credible deep threat. He’s not the runner that Gray is, but he can still get downfield.D.O.: The Gophers are off to a good start. Is that a product of an improved team from 2011, or more the quality of the opponents Minnesota’s played so far?Miller: It’s hard to say it’s the quality of opponents, because when it comes to losing, the Gophers have never cared how bad the opposition is. They lost home games last year to New Mexico State and North Dakota State, and to Northern Illinois and South Dakota the year before. So at 3-0, there is no doubt the team is improved. What’s not known is how much better they really are, but just avoiding the embarrassing losses — and it still took three overtimes to beat UNLV — is a huge step forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: Syracuse’s up-tempo, no-huddle offense has been effective so far. Has Minnesota’s defense seen any of that this season, and if so, how did it perform? If not, how much of a focus has that been during this week’s practices?Miller: Oh, it’s all the defense is talking about. They’re well aware of how fast the Orange like to play, but they saw some of that last week. Not quite the same, but Western Michigan used no-huddle the entire day, too, and the Gophers had some problems getting substitutes on and off the field quickly enough. So that’s a big concern. Also a big worry: The fact that, for the first time this year, they’ll be facing BCS-level athletes. Much, much talk about trying to match their speed.D.O.: Marcus Sales has caught for 100 yards in each game this season, and has easily become Ryan Nassib’s No. 1 target. How does Sales match up against the Gophers’ secondary, and do they have the talent to be able to limit Sales’ production?Miller: The secondary has been a bright spot for the Gophers so far — they haven’t allowed a 30-yard gain yet in their first three games. Both of the cornerbacks are seniors, so there shouldn’t be much they haven’t seen. It’s always a matter of consistency — and overaggressiveness — with them. The safeties may be the biggest surprise on the entire team, since two of the three who get the most playing time — Derrick Wells and Brock Vereen — are converted cornerbacks, and the third — Cedric Thompson — was mostly a tailback in high school. Wells especially has been a revelation — he handles most of the defensive signals, has two interceptions, and leads the team in tackles. Now, can that group slow down someone who may be the best receiver they will see this year? They have a history of being burned by great receivers, but they feel better about this group than they have in a long time. We’ll see.D.O.: What would you say are three things Minnesota has to do this weekend in order to beat Syracuse?Miller: Pressuring Nassib is a big one, because the Gophers are discovering the benefit of a decent pass rush, something they’ve also mostly lacked for a few years. Nose tackle Ra’Shede Hageman is developing into a real weapon on the line, and it’s making the entire defense better. And the best way to limit Sales may be to keep Nassib from having time to find him. Keeping Shortell comfortable is another one. This will be his third collegiate start, and his previous two … well, you might say they went badly. A 58-0 loss at Michigan and a 45-17 loss at Purdue. But Shortell was a true freshman back then, and he is undeniably a far more polished quarterback this year. Effectively running the ball would be my third one. The Gophers definitely subscribe to the theory that the best defense is an offense that keeps them off the field, and they seem to have the horse to get it done in sophomore tailback Donnell Kirkwood, who has stepped forward after a couple of injury-filled years to seize the starting job. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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USC buildings lead in earthquake preparedness

first_imgIn the past 20 years, USC has strengthened all its unreinforced masonry buildings on campus in an effort to ensure earthquake safety.“USC has been pretty proactive, but the big worry is the rest of L.A. has a lot of concrete buildings that no one is doing anything with,” said Gregg Brandow, professor of engineering practice in USC’s Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Data compiled by the University of California show that there are  nearly 1,500 concrete buildings in Los Angeles that could be at risk in a major earthquake.Berkeley released its research to the public on Jan. 25. The list included all concrete buildings in Los Angeles constructed before the 1976 building code. This building code required ductile detailing of the reinforcing bars in concrete to provide additional strength to the structures. The university researchers gave the list to Los Angeles officials and released a copy to the Los Angeles Times in response to a public records request.“We’re interested in running an analysis of earthquake losses,” said Jonathan Stewart, co-principal investigator of the study. “We’re getting a sense for the scale of impact in dollars and lives lost to craft public policy to change the problem.” Stewart is also the department chair of civil and environmental engineering at UCLA.The study listed seven buildings located on the USC campus. Yet Associate Senior Vice President for Campus Development and Facilities Management Joe Back said that three of the addresses are inaccurate, and the remaining four have been inspected and meet seismic standards.The four buildings named were Parkside Apartments, Parkside Residential Building, Fluor Tower and United University Church, the last of which is not owned by USC. Back said Parkside Residential Building is located at the 920 West 37th Street location which the study listed; The description given in the L.A. Times article, however, identifies a smaller, one-story building which was demolished.Parkside Residential Building is one of the newest buildings on campus and meets seismic standards, Back said. Additionally, Parkside Apartments has already received a seismic upgrade, and Fluor Tower has been inspected and determined to meet seismic standards as well, he said.“All of our occupied buildings meet seismic standards,” Back wrote in an email. “USC continuously looks to identify upgrade opportunities in our buildings and executes a significant amount of work each year that includes upgrades in seismic performance, disabled access, heating/cooling systems and technology.”Stewart said the study addressed the fact that the list might not be 100 percent accurate. The researchers have not made any conclusions about the safety of the buildings.Stewart said the purpose of Berkeley’s study was to raise awareness of buildings that would be a potential threat if a large earthquake were to strike, as well as force the city to implement policies that will address this problem.“It will be interesting to see whether any sort of policy initiative is taken by the city of Los Angeles to do something about the problem,” Stewart said. “We saw just last week that Santa Monica funded a study to do a similar catalog of buildings. That’s a good sign. We would like to see cities taking this problem seriously.”The researchers’ data shows that it is crucial to update the buildings that cause a potential threat because of the possibility for extreme damage and lost lives. If a 7.15 magnitude earthquake occurred on the Puente Hills fault beneath Downtown Los Angeles, It could cause $20 billion worth of damage and 300 to 2,000 casualties depending on the time of day, Stewart said.In order to do more research on the topic, James Anderson, professor of civil engineering and environmental engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, submitted an application for a grant which will allow researchers to look at the various buildings in question to predict what the consequences would be of an earthquake.“We want to create a tool to analytically predict what the consequence would be for these buildings,” Anderson said. “For example, three years ago in Mexico City, there were buildings reviewed by engineers that reported no sign of damage, and yet they collapsed, so that simulates a need for an analytical tool that can quantify this.”Thomas Jordan, professor of earth sciences at the Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, cited the importance of this type of research.“We’ve been proactive at USC, but seismically it’s been quiet in Southern California for a long time,” Jordan said. Since we can’t know when another will happen, we worry that whole region might wake up and it might not be just one, but a sequence of major earthquakes, which is a concern.”last_img read more

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