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Chinese Eastern Star ship wreckage righting completed

first_imgThe Eastern star was carrying more than 400 people when it capsized on the Yangtze river The capsized Eastern Star has now been completely righted, and the ship’s blue top can be seen above the water surface. Teams are now trying to drain off the water inside the ship to make it float.Two 500-ton lifting boats are being used to lift the capsized Eastern Star, using four iron ropes. In order to carry out the operation, four iron ropes welded on the ship should be lifting the hulk simultaneously.The operation was earlier scheduled for Thursday night. But it was delayed because of three major difficulties in welding a fourth iron rope. One is that the bow is touching the river embankment, the second is the low visibility of the river, and the third is the large quantity of rubble that was used for flood prevention at the contact position.Before the operation, the rescuers had cut holes in the bottom of the overturned ship to give divers easier access inside, in the hopes of reaching anybody who might still be alive. And after three days of divers combing compartments and searching nearby waters, rescuers on Thursday evening decided to hoist and upright the wreckage.The Ministry of Transport’s spokesperson says that there are slim chances that more survivors would be found inside the hull. He says the decision to turn the ship would help find the missing “in the shortest possible time” and “protect the dignity of the deceased”.The passenger ship Eastern Star capsized at around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River. The ship was heading upstream from Nanjing to Chongqing. There were 456 people on board. Most passengers were tourists from Shanghai and its neighboring province of Jiangsu. Their ages ranged from 3 to 83, with most in their 60s and 70s.To help the operation, the flow of water from the Three Gorges Dam, upstream from the site of the incident, has been reduced by more than half, from 17,200 cubic meters per second to just 7,000 cubic meters.The ill-fated ship is owned by the Chongqing Eastern Shipping Corporation, which specializes in tourist routes in the popular Three Gorges river canyon region. The company was founded in 1967 and now has five luxury passenger vessels operating in China.last_img read more

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Aussie Day claims first major tournament

first_imgHe won the US PGA Championship by three shots after finishing on 20-under-par – a record score for one of the big four tournaments.England’s Justin Rose was fourth on 14-under.Jordan Spieth has overtaken Rory McIlroy as the world number one, whose 69 for 279, nine-under-par, meant he lost his premier ranking after a year at the top.last_img

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Argonia-Attica beats Pike Valley 56-32 to advance to playoff semifinals

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Argonia-Attica football team’s dream season continued with a 56-32 Class 1A 8-man division 1 second-round victory over Pike Valley in Scandia, west of Belleville and 214 miles of Argonia.The Titans will now host Axtell Friday or Saturday in the state semifinals. More specifics of that game will be featured this week. Axtell knocked off the No. 1 team in the state Chetopa – 42-34.A&A continued to score points in bushels. Its high voltage offense has scored more than 50 points in nine consecutive games. Saturday afternoon was no different. For awhile Pike Valley, which came into this game 5-5 having surprised Chase County in the first round 58-34, was matching A&A tit for tat. At the end of the first quarter, A&A led 16-14.Pike Valley would score on a 5-yard pass to start the second quarter to take a 20-16 lead. Then Alec McDaniels would connect with Andrew Mates on a 71-yard touchdown pass to give A&A a permanent lead. After Devon Newberry scored on a 5 yard touchdown run, the Titans were on their way leading 32-20 at the half.Argonia-Attica added a touchdown to start the second half on the Mages 19-yard run. Pike Valley responded with two scores to pull within eight 40-32. But the Titans sealed the game with two touchdown runs in the fourth for the win.McDaniels continued to be rack up incredible yardage. He rushed for 180 yards and was 4 of 9 for 83 yards passing. Newberry followed with 152 yard rushing on 19 carries.The updated Class 8-man Div. II bracket can be found here.Argonia-Attica 56, Pike Valley 32 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments PV — Carlgren 2 run (run failed)AR — Newberry 21 run (McDaniel run)PV — Peters 18 run ( Field pass from Hammer)AR — McDaniels 49 run (Harsh pass from McDaniels)PV — Strickler 5 pass from Hammer (run failed)AR — Mages 71 pass from McDaniel (Wells from McDaniel)AR — Newberry 5 run (Wells from McDaniel)AR — Mages 19 run (Newberry run)PV — Field 13 pass from Hammer (run failed)PV — Field 3 run (run failed)AR — McDaniel 5 run (Harsh from McDaniel)AR — Wells 2 run (McDaniel run)Individual statisticsRushing — Argonia-Attica: McDaniel 31-180, Newberry 19-152. Pike Valley: Carlgren 15-64, Peters 13-53, Field 13-48.Passing — Argonia-Attica: McDaniel 4-9-83. Pike Valley: Hammer 8-9-89, Field 1-4-6.Receiving — Argonia-Attica: Harsh 2-6, Mages 1-71, Wells 2-6. Pike Valley: Larson 4-54, Field 3-29, Strickler 1-5, Peters 1-6.Follow us on Twitter. Pike Valley14666—32 Argonia-Attica1616816—56last_img read more

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